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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Railway employees Railway Board Order

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (2015-2016) – Railway Board Order


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD )

RBE No. 114 /2016.

No. E(P&A)II-2016/PLB-9

New Delhi, dated : 28.09.2016.

The General Managers/CAOs,

All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year (2015-2016).


The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2015-16 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel). Where wages exceed 7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if `wages’ are 7000/- p.m.

2. ‘Wages’ for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include ‘Basic pay’ as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and dearness allowance drawn during the period from 01.04.2015 to 31.12.2015. ‘Wages’ during the period from 01.01.2016 to 31.03.2016 shall include ‘Basic pay’ as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages, etc., as prescribed in this Ministry’s instructions and clarifications issued from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

3. It has also been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para 1 above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2015-16 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of 17,951/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2015-16. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may he calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.


4. Further, in relaxation to the provisions in Rules 905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained in Chapter 9 of R-1/1985 edition (2003 Reprint edition), such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or part of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund Accounts.

5. Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2015-16 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made on priority in the same mode as payment of salary before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy. Director / Estt. (P&A)II
Railway Board.

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Toyota Kirloskar launches special offers for govt employees

BANGALORE: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has announced its special initiative “Drive the Nation” for India’s Central and State government employees and defense personnel (current and retired). The campaign which is applicable from September to December 2016, is applicable only on the Etios series, and is in alliance with the 7th pay commission.


It will offer a gamut of benefits starting from funding solutions focused on low customer acquisition cost, offers on Toyota Protect Insurance and Toyota Genuine Accessories, maintenance package and extended warranty.

Speaking on the initiative, N Raja, Director & Senior Vice President (Sales & Marketing), Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “The 7th Pay Commission will be a positive boost for auto industry owing to the rise in income levels and spending capacity. It comes at the right time when we have launched our New Platinum Etios & Etios Liva. “Drive the Nation” campaign is an initiative to honor the contributions of defense personnel and Government employees towards country’s growth by offering wide range of value added services.”

The Etios Series consists of Etios, Liva and Cross. While the Etios was launched in 2010, earlier this month the company launched “The New Platinum Etios and New Etios Liva”. With this launch, Toyota became the first in the industry to standardize Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) across all Toyota models & in all grades.

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus to railway employees


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2015-16. The approval entails a financial implication of approximately Rs.2090.96 crore. 

Payment of PLB would result in motivating a large number of railway employees to improve the performance of the Railways and enhance the productivity levels further besides maintaining industrial peace. 

The payment of this Bonus to eligible Railway Employees will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays.

Source : PIB
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Cabinet approves financial assistance to retired employees of Bharat Pumps and Compressors Limited, Allahabad


The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of Department of Heavy Industry for providing financial assistance amounting to Rs. 111.59 crore as Non-Plan loan to Bharat Pumps and Compressors Limited, Allahabad. 

The CCEA also accorded "in principle" approval for strategic disinvestment of the company. 

The statutory dues such as provident fund and gratuity of retired employees will be discharged and the outstanding dues of CISF will be cleared. It will motivate the employees and improve the performance of the Company. This will put an end to further legal complications and penal action against the Company. 

Source : PIB
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Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2003 and Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2014


The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2003 launched on 14th July, 2003 and Varistha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2014 launched on 14th August, 2014. The Cabinet also granted approval for expenditure incurred on subsidy amount released to LIC during the period of 2003-04 to 2014-15 for VPBY, 2003 and approval to incur expenditure on VPBY, 2003 and 2014 from the financial year 2015-16 onwards. 

The Schemes are implemented through Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India, and the difference between the actual yield earned by LIC on the funds invested under the Scheme and the assured return committed by the Government is paid as subsidy to LIC. 

Both are pension schemes intended to give an assured minimum pension to the Senior Citizens based on an assured minimum return on the subscription amount. The pension is envisaged until death from the date of subscription, with payback of the subscription amount on death of the subscriber to the nominee. 

Both the schemes VPBY - 2003 and VPBY - 2014 are closed for future subscriptions. However, policies sold during the currency of policy are being serviced as per the commitment of guaranteed 9% return assured by the Government under the schemes. VPBY-2014 was open from 14th August, 2014 to 14th August, 2015. As on 31sl March, 2016, a total number of 3,17,991 annuitants are being benefited under VPBY 2014. Similarly, a total number of 2,84,699 annuitants are being benefited under VPBY- 2003 as on 31st March, 2016. 

Source : PIB
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TN Govt. announces festival bonus for government employees

Bringing cheer to over three lakh State government employees, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday announced a festival bonus and ex gratia of Rs. 476.71 crore to be disbursed among staff and contract labourers of various departments and cooperative workers.

‘Ceiling relaxed’

Though the Central government had raised the salary ceiling from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 21,000 under the Bonus Act 2015, the State government has relaxed the ceiling and ensured that all class C and D staff get bonus, said Ms. Jayalalithaa in an official release.


She announced that 20 per cent ex gratia and bonus will be given to employees of cooperatives that have made profit, and the others will get 8.33 per cent bonus and 1.67 per cent ex gratia.

Eligible employees of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, State Transport Corporations, Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation will get a bonus of 8.33 per cent and ex gratia of 11.67 per cent.

The staff of Tamil Nadu Housing Board and the Chennai Metrowater will get a bonus of 8.33 per cent and ex gratia of 1.67 per cent whereas those belonging to Tamil Nadu Water And Drainage Board will get a bonus of 8.33 per cent.

Contract labourers of TANGEDCO will get Rs. 4,000 each, those employed on a temporary basis with the Tamil Nadu Consumer Cooperative societies will get Rs. 3,000 each, employees of cooperatives who are not covered under the Bonus Act will get Rs. 3,000 each and staff of primary cooperative societies Rs. 2,400 each, the release said.


Rs. 476.71 crore will to be disbursed among staff and contract labourers of various departments

Source : The Hindu
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters



The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters and for the spouses (widows/widowers), eligible daughters and dependent parents of deceased Freedom Fighters, under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme (SSSPS), 1980.

                        The existing pension scheme for Central freedom fighter pensioners and their eligible dependents has been restructured as follows:-


 
Sl.
No.
Category of Freedom Fighters
Present amount of pension (per month)
Enhanced amount of pension (per month)

1.
Ex-Andaman Political Prisoners/ spouses

Rs. 24,775
Rs. 30,000/-
2.
Freedom fighters who suffered outside British India/spouses
Rs. 23,085/-
Rs. 28,000/-


3.
Other Freedom Fighters / spouses including INA
Rs. 21,395/-
Rs. 26,000/-


4.
Dependent parents/eligible daughters (maximum 3 daughters at any point of time)
Rs. 3,380/-
50% of the sum that would have been admissible to the Freedom Fighter i.e. in the range of Rs. 13,000/- to Rs. 15,000/-



(i)                    The revised scale of pension has taken effect from 15.O8.2016. Further, the revised total amount of pension will be taken as basic pension for the respective categories of Freedom Fighter pensioners for calculating Dearness Relief.

(ii)                  The existing Dearness Relief system based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers, which was so far applicable to freedom fighter pensioners on annual basis, is being discontinued and replaced by the Dearness Allowance system applicable to Central Government employees twice a year. This will be termed as "Dearness Relief”, the appropriate term in case of pensioners.

All freedom fighters and spouses and dependent parents/eligible daughter pensioners of deceased freedom fighters drawing pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, 1980 would be benefitted by the decision.

Background

.                       Government of India introduced in 1969, the 'Ex-Andaman Political Prisoners Pension Scheme' to honour the freedom fighters who had been incarcerated in the Cellular Jail at Port Blair. In order to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Independence in 1972, a regular scheme for grant of freedom fighters' pension was introduced. Thereafter, with effect from 1.8.1980, a liberalized scheme, the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme’ is being implemented. Besides the freedom fighters, spouses (widows.widowers), unmarried and unemployed daughters (up to maximum three at any point of time) and parents of deceased freedom fighters are eligible for pension under the Scheme. Till 2016, a total of 1,71,605 freedom fighters and their eligible dependents have been sanctioned pension under the scheme. At present, 37,981 freedom fighters and their eligible dependent pensioners are covered under the scheme. Out of these, 11,690 are freedom fighters themselves, 24,792 are spouses (widows/ widowers) and 1,490 are daughter pensioners. Instructions have been issued to all the authorized banks for ensuring Aadhar linked disbursement of Freedom Fighter pension as early as possible.

Source : PIB
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Meagre increase in AIR employees salaries under 7th Pay Commission


Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) president John Nazareth has said that there has been only a meagre increase in the salaries under the VIIth Pay Commission for the All India Radio employees for whom it has been implemented.
Speaking to this daily, Nazareth stated that AIR employees have got only a hike of Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000 under the VIIth Pay Commission.

He further said that for class ‘D’ government employees it is all mess and those who are working for years are not benefitting under it.

Nazareth said that “we are waiting for a solution for the affected group ‘D’ employees and only after that the GGEA will be submitting a tentative proposal to the government in the month of October.”
He said the GGEA has taken a resolution at its meeting held on Wednesday and will write to the government to take up the matter immediately.

He said the government had assured to release an order after the Ganesh Chaturthi on VIIth Pay Commission regarding implementing it in November.

He said until November they cannot do anything as employees association has not been informed of any steps in this regard, adding, now, allowances have also been kept pending.

He said a committee was appointed by the government to go through details and was supposed to submit its report within four months but till date nothing concrete has come out. He said he is not blaming the state government but the central government for the mess it has created.

“Now we have planned to set up a new committee to find a solution as regards the group ‘D’ employees as there was a recommendation that all government peons should have minimum SSCE qualification or its equivalent education but the state government overlooked it,” he informed. He said that due to that ‘one mistake’ the non-matriculates are being deprived of benefits.

Source : http://www.navhindtimes.in/meagre-increase-in-air-employees-salaries-under-7th-pay-commission/
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Military men will have their say on 7th Pay Commission- Business Standard News

All central government employees have the right to represent and air grievances against the awards of the 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) to an “Anomalies Committee” set up for this purpose — all except the military, which ironically constitutes the bulk of central government employees and pensioners.
Now servicemen, in uniform and retired, will have their say too. On Wednesday, the Punjab & Haryana High Court issued notice to the Central government, directed the Anomalies Committee to take into account views of defence personnel.

Ruling on a petition by a serving officer, Colonel Preetpal Singh Grewal, the High Court notice could go some way in easing the vitiated civil-military relationship, and the trust deficit between civil servants and the military.

The 7th CPC recommendations, which were handed over to the government in last November, aroused bitter resentment within the military. On March 11, the three service chiefs made a presentation to the “Empowered Committee of Secretaries”, a 13-member panel headed by the cabinet secretary, which was looking into the recommendations. After that brought no changes, the chiefs held the implementation of the 7th CPC in abeyance, forcing the defence minister to order them last month to implement the award.

In his petition, Grewal pointed out that the Anomalies Committee granting hearings to civil employees, their associations and the civil establishment but not to defence personnel or even the military establishment. He pointed out that the defence services were not even informed about the institution of the Committee and only discovered through press reports that several meetings had been held with civil government employees.

The petition admits that military employees cannot be allowed to form associations. However, there was a need for sensitivity within the system toward defence personnel, and the opportunity to present their views and demands.

Denying this would violate the principles of natural justice, the petition pleaded. It also pointed out that the Supreme Court has already held that defence personnel should not be treated in a ‘shabby manner’ or denuded of rights that are available to other citizens.

Besides pleading for the opportunity for serving and retired military personnel to be heard, the petition asked for an alternative participative mechanism that would compensate for the statutory bar on forming associations. 

The petition pointed out that the defence ministry’s Standing Committee on Welfare of Ex-Servicemen, which Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had himself ordered to hold meetings every three months, has not yet held a single meeting. The petition argued that this amounted to lower officials undermining political authority. 


The petition suggested that differences be resolved in a conciliatory manner, instead of implementing ham-handed measures that created a gap between various services. It stated that the standoffishness of high government authority created a trust deficit that could be exploited by anti-national elements, which might spread discontentment through the social media.

The 7th CPC has raised baseline military salaries by about 15 per cent, taking the pay of a lieutenant (the entry grade for officers) to Rs 56,100 per month; and that of a sepoy (the entry grade for ratings) to Rs 21,700 per month. This was significantly lower than the 40 per cent hikes handed out by the Fifth and Sixth Pay Commissions. But the greatest resentment has taken place through the relative dilution of status, with the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service having been granted allowances that the military believes places them on a higher level.

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Railways To Have Functional Autonomy, Bear Salary Burden - NDTV News

NEW DELHI:  Railways will no longer have to pay annual dividends to the exchequer, but will maintain its functional autonomy after merger of Rail Budget with General Budget.

Railways will bear the burden of 7th Pay Commission, besides the regular salary and pension payments for its present and ex-employees.

At present, the wage bill of railways is around Rs. 70,125 crore and pension bill is about Rs. 45,500 crore while the annual fuel bill is more than Rs. 23,000 crore.

Railways has to also bear an additional burden of around Rs. 30,000 crore on account of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission awards, besides an annual outgo of Rs. 33,000 crore on subsidies for passenger service.

In a major budgetary reform, a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved the merger of Rail Budget with General Budget.

However, railways will maintain its separate identity and functional autonomy, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said.

As far as the burden of concessional fare in different categories including sportspersons and patients is concerned, the government will constitute a separate committee to find out a way forward for it.

The existing financial arrangements will continue wherein railways will meet all their revenue expenditure, including ordinary working expenses, pay and allowances and pension from their earnings.

The presentation of a unified budget is expected to bring the affairs of railways to centre stage and present a holistic picture of the financial position of the government.

However, railways will not have to pay about Rs. 9700 crore as dividend from the next fiscal though it will still receive gross budgetray support from the exchequer.

The capital-at-charge of the railways estimated at Rs. 2.27 lakh crore on which annual dividend is paid by the national transporter, will be wiped off.

The capital-at-charge represents the central government's investment in railways by way of loan capital and value of the assets created therefrom.

Railways will continue to maintain its distinct entity -- as a departmentally run commercial undertaking as at present. The national transporter will retain its functional autonomy and delegation of financial powers as per the existing guidelines.

The merger is also expected to reduce the procedural requirements and instead bring into focus, the aspects of delivery and good governance.

Consequent to the merger, the appropriations for railways will form part of the main Appropriation Bill.


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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

DoPT's Recent OM on LTC - Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER, J&K and Andaman & Nicobar

No. 31011/3/2014-Estt. (A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishement (A-IV) Desk
*******

North Block, New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: September 19, 2016

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER, J&K and A&N.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 09.09.2016 on the subject noted above regarding extension of the scheme to travel by air to North East Region (NER), Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N). As clarifications have been sought from many quarters, it is clarified that the following schemes have been extended for a further period of two years, w.e.f. 26th September, 2016:

(i) LTC for visiting NER, J&K and A&N in lieu of a Home Town LTC.
(ii) Facility of air journey to non-entitled government servants for visiting NER, J&K and A&N.
(iii) Permission to undertake journey to Jammu and Kashmir by private airline.

2. The above special dispensation is subject to the following terms & conditions:

(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER/A&N/J&K against the conversion of their one Home Town LTC in a four year block.
(ii) Government servants whose Home Town and Headquarters/ place of posting are the same are not allowed the conversion.
(iii) Fresh Recruits are allowed conversion of one of the three Home Town LTCs in a block of four years applicable to them.
(iv) Governments servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class at LTC-80 fare or less. While travelling to North-East region and Port Blair, journey has to be performed by Air India only. However, while availing LTC to Jammu & Kashmir, service of any airlines may be availed.
(v) Government servants not entitled to travel by air are allowed to travel by air in the following sectors:

(a) Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER by Air India only in Economy class at LTC-80 fare or less.
(b) Between Kolkata/Chennai/Bhubaneswar and Port Blair by Air India only in Economy class at LTC-80 fare or less.
(c) Between Delhi/Amritsar and any place in J&K by any airlines in Economy class at LTC-80 fare or less.

Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/Guwahati/Chennai/Bhubaneswar/Delhi/Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

(vi) Air travel by non-entitled officers to NER, J&K and A&N is allowed whether they avail the normal anywhere in India LTC or in lieu of the Home Town LTC as permitted.

(vii) Air Tickets are to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009 while undertaking LTC journey. Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted.

3. Efforts should be made by the Government servants to book the air tickets at the cheapest fare possible. All the Ministries/Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the Airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Establishment)
dire-dopt@gov.in

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Enhancement in the retirement age of Doctors- BPMS writes to Sh Jitendra Singh and Sh Manohar Parikar

REF: BPMS / DoP&T / Retirement / 53 (7/3/L)    Dated: 18.09.2016

To,
Dr. Jitendra Singh,
Minister of State, Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension,
North Block, New Delhi - 110001


Subject: Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ord Fy Board (Department of Defence Production, Min of Def). 

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to the speech of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi which he delivered on 26th May, 2016 in Saharanpur (U.P.) in a rally to observe the second anniversary of his Government, which was as under: "There is a shortage of doctors. In government hospitals, their retirement is 60 
years in some states, 62 in some others. If adequate number of medical institutes 
were there, then we would have more doctors and would not feel the shortage. It is difficult to make doctors in two years but poor families cannot be forced to live without doctors. 

"Therefore from Uttar Pradesh, I want to announce this to my countrymen that this week our government's Cabinet will take a decision within a week and the retirement age of our doctors, whether in states or Government of India, would be made 65 years instead of 60 or 62." 

Honouring the promise of Prime Minister, the Department of Personnel & Training, MoP, PG & P, GOI issued Notification (GSR No. 567-E, Dated 31.05.2016) for amendment in FR 56 (bb) whereby the age of superannuation in respect of General Duty Medical Officers and Specialists included in Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health Sub-cadres of CentreHealth Service has been enhanced to 65 yrs.

Considering the huge shortage of Specialists (75%) & GDMOs (25%) in Indian Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories (Department of Defence Production, Min of Defence) this issue was brought to notice of Hon’ble Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar by this federation and requested him to take appropriate action to enhance the retirement age of IOFHS Cadre. 

In turn Hon’ble Defence Minister assured for extension of coverage of FR 56(bb) in favour of IOFHS Cadre forthwith. Thereafter, in the month of August, 2016 MoD has sent a proposal to DoP&T for necessary approval / action and to expedite that the Secretary, Department of Defence Production also wrote a ‘DO Letter’ to Secretary, DoP&T to expedite the matter but the file is moving from one Ministry / Department to another. 

It is worth to mention here that Min of Railways, Home Affairs, Municipality Corporation of Delhi etc. have already enhanced the superannuation age of their Doctors and meanwhile Min of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide F.No. Z.16024/11/2016-CHS.V Dated 30.08.2016 that Departments / Ministries may take decision, with the approval of their respective competent authorities on the enhancement of the age of superannuation of doctors. 

Now the time has come for Bureaucratic System to respect, accept & adopt the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s ‘3 S’ – Speed, Skill & Scale to resolve the issues of Government Employees. 

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary directives to the concerned authorities to extend the provisions of FR 56(bb) in respect of all the doctors of OFB so that the organization as well as the incumbents may also be benefitted with enhanced age of superannuation of 65 yrs with effect from 31.05.2016. 

Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
(MP Singh)
General Secretary


BPMS LETTER TO SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR


REF: BPMS / MOD / Retirement / 53 (7/3/L) Dated: 18.09.2016

To,
Shri Manohar Parrikar ji,
Union Minister for Defence,
Government of India,
South Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ord Fy Board (Department of Defence Production, Min of Def). 

Respected Sir, 

With due regards, your attention is invited to this federation’s letter of even no. dated 30.07.2016 whereby it has been requested to your good self to enhance the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ordnance Factories and during your visit at the residence of Sri Rakesh Singh, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Jabalpur (M.P.) you have kindly assured this Federation BPMS to resolve the issue without further delay. 

Thereupon, for extension of coverage of FR 56(bb) in favour of IOFHS Cadre, in the month of August, 2016 MoD has sent a proposal to DoP&T for necessary approval / action and to expedite it, the Secretary, Department of Defence Production also wrote a ‘DO Letter’ to Secretary, DoP&T to expedite the matter but the file is moving from one Ministry / Department to another. 

Meanwhile Min of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide F.No. Z.16024/11/2016- CHS.V Dated 30.08.2016 that Departments / Ministries may take decision, with the approval of their respective competent authorities on the enhancement of the age of superannuation of doctors. 

In such circumstances, being the competent authority of Min of Defence, you are  requested to approve the proposal of enhancement of superannuation of doctors of OFB without obtaining the permission of DoP&T as the other Ministries like MHA, Railways etc. have already done. 

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
MP Singh
General Secretary 

Source :bpms.org.in 

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

7th Pay Commission: Govt employees to get revised allowances from October 1st

New Delhi: Government employees will have a real festive bonanza this year. As per media reports, central government employees will get the revised allowances as per recommendations made by 7th Pay Commission from October 1.

The Committee on Allowances under the chairmanship of Union Secretary, Finance (Expenditure) had on September 1 met with representatives of the Central government unions.

The committe is expected to give its reports on revised allowance to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley this week.

On July 22, the Committee on Allowances was set up to decide on revision of allowance as Justice A K Mathur panel had earlier recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others.

"The 7th Pay Commission examined a total of 196 existing allowances and, by way of rationalization, recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances," a press release issued by the government after the Cabinet approval to Pay Commission recommendations had said.

The government has notified a 2.57-time hike in basic salary for 1 crore government employees and pensioners as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The pay hike has been made effective January 1, 2016.

Source : Zee news
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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Future computation of Dearness Allowance and adoption base index figure to Revised Minimum Wage

No.NC/JCM/2016                                                                                           Dated: September 6, 2016

The Secretary(Expenditure),
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India),
North Block, New Delhi-110 001

Dear Sir,

Sub: Future computation of Dearness Allowance and adoption base index figure to Revised Minimum Wage – Regarding

The revised pay structure, as recommended by the 7th CPC, was given effect as on 01.01.2016 as per the Government’s Notification. The Dearness Allowance, which was computed at 125% ( i.e 125.75 fraction of 0.75 being ignored), got merged with Pay as on that date. The 7th CPC has not indicated as to what base figure of AICPI(IW) the Revised Wages will relate to hereafter wards. As you are aware, the actual DA that was due as on 01.01.2016 was 125.75. It is only due to the practice of ignoring fraction; the DA was determined at 125%. No doubt, the said practice had not been impacting very much except for the postponement of the benefit by six months. It is, therefore, necessary that, Revised Wages are related to a base index figure equivalent to actual Dearness Allowance percentage of 125 that stands merged as on 01.01.2016. This is more so due to the fact that there is no possibility of the ignored fraction of 0.75 being reckoned for any computation in future.

We, therefore, request that, 12 monthly average, which stood at 261.33 as on 31.12.2015, may be taken at 260.46, which would provide the exact percentage of DA at 125. The future percentage increase in DA in other words may be computed with the base figure of 260.46. The next instalment of DA, which has become due as on 1.07.2016 if computed on the above basis of 260.46, shall work out to 3.28%. On ignoring the faction, the DA with effect from 01.07.2016 shall be 3%. We, request you to kindly take the above into account and issue orders for grant of 3% DA w.e.f. 01.07.2016.

Comradely, 
-Sd/-
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary (Staff Side)
NC/JCM
Convener 



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