Friday, May 22, 2015

One Rank One Pension – Modi may announce Ex-servicemen’s long-pending demand later this month

‘Narendra Modi may announce one-rank one-pension later this month’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make an announcement later this month on ex-servicemen’s long-pending demand of one-rank one-pension.

Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State for Defence on Tuesday told media persons that since coming to power in May last year the National Democratic Alliance consulted all stakeholders on the issue and then arrived at a decision.

“We came to power in May last year. Over the past one year we have consulted political parties, all stakeholders on one-rank one-pension, whether they are servicemen or ex-servicemen ,” he said.

Read more at www.indiatoday.intoday.in

Falling additional DA hike; Decreasing curiosity among employees

Falling additional DA hike; Decreasing curiosity among employees

Along with the decreasing percentage of additional Dearness Allowance, there is also a noticeable fall in interest among employees to know more about ‘Expected DA’…!

“There was tremendous curiosity when initial reports surfaced that ‘Expected DA’ could be as high as 10% in 2013. But, now, when the expectation is fixed at around 5%, readership for the topic has decreased considerably.”

Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees, which is given once every six months, is currently expected to be not more than a very minimal 5%.

Additional Dearness Allowance from July 2015 is based on the fluctuation in price of essential commodities between the months of January and June 2015. With the CPI(IW) data available for only three months as of now, the general prediction is that if the AICPIN falls by 6 points total in three months, the additional DA could be as low as 4% from July 2015.

Dopt Clarification on LTC – Eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions

Dopt Clarification on LTC – Eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A-IV), dated 18.5.2015

Subject: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988- Clarification regarding eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department receives a number of references from Government servants/ various Ministries/Departments seeking clarifications regarding the eligibility of Government employees in respect of Home Town LTC. The point of doubts raised and their clarifications are as under :-

S.No. / Query / Clarification
1. Whether the employees whose Headquarters/ Place of posting and Home Town are same, are eligible for Home Town LTC?

No. Government employees whose headquarters/place of posting and Home Town are one and the same are not eligible for Home Town LTC.

2. Whether the employees who are not eligible for Home Town LTC may avail the Special Concession scheme of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to North East Region, allowed by DoPT’s 31011/3/2014-Estt.A-IV 26.09.2014?

No. Employees whose Home Town & Headquarters are same are not eligible for Home town LTC and hence, the question of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to these places under special concession scheme does not arise.

3. Whether the employees residing in cities / towns outside Delhi which fall under other states of National Capital Region (NCR) are eligible for Home Town Concession?

Yes, Cities/Towns which outside Delhi and fall in other states of NCR are not to be treated as Delhi Headquarters. Hence, the Government employees whose headquarters are Delhi and reside in cities/towns outside Delhi falling in other states of NCR, are eligible for Jammu & Kashmir & Andaman & Nicobar Islands as eligible for Home Town Concession.

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Revision of Rotational Transfer Policy to CSS Officers – Dopt Orders 2015

Rotational Transfer Policy applicable to CSS Officers – Review of the policy reg.

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.21/2/2009-CS.I(P), dated 15.5.2015

Subject : Rotational Transfer Policy applicable to CSS Officers – Review of the policy reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that the following provision is proposed to be added in the rotational transfer policy for CSS/CSSS Officers:

“Officers returning from deputation/ long leave/ long term training etc.: An Officer repatriating from deputation, returning from long leave/ long term training will be posted back to the same Ministry/ Department he last served for the balance period of the tenure prescribed for the grade subject to availability of a vacancy and subject to the condition that at least one year of balance tenure is left. In the absence of a vacancy in the last Ministry/ Department served, he will be allowed to exercise option for posting treating the last served Ministry/ Department as his current group. On expiry of the retention for the balance tenure, the officer will be transferred on rotational transfer.

Period of leave/ training exceeding six months will be treated as long leave/ long term training for the purpose of posting under RTP.

Officers to be retained on promotion in the same Ministry/ Department in terms of the RTP would be adjusted first and only thereafter officers returning from deputation, long leave or training would be considered for retention, subject to availability of vacancy.”

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(V. Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

One Rank One Pension Cleared in Principle, PM Modi to Take Final Call

One Rank One Pension Cleared in Principle, PM Modi to Take Final Call: Sources

NEW DELHI: The Centre has in principle cleared the ‘One Rank One Pension’ scheme for retired armed forces personnel, sources have told NDTV. The Govt has made a provision for an additional Rs.8300 crore for this purpose.

Sources say once Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back on May 19 from his three-nation tour, a final round of discussions will take place with him. The official announcement is likely to be made later this month, coinciding with the first anniversary celebrations of the NDA government.

Read more at NDTV

One Rank One Pension will clear in a few days – Defence Minister

One Rank One Pension cleared – Parrikar

PANAJI: The much-awaited “one rank, one pension” (OROP) for the armed forces is likely to be cleared in a few days, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said in Goa on Saturday.

“OROP proposal is in final stage. The defence ministry has approved it and the finance ministry will clear it in a few days,” he added.

Read more at The Times of India

Calculation of annual increment for Central Government employees as per 6th CPC..?

We explain with some illustrations…
The increment is an increase in pay for each year in a particular date. As per 6th CPC the annual increment has been granted on 1st July of every year and the qualifying period for earning an increment is six months on 1st July. One increment is equal to 3% (three per cent) of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay will be computed and rounded off to the next multiple of ten.

As per the Rule No.13 of CCS(Revised Pay) Rules 2008, “In the case of calculation of increments under the revised pay structure, paise should be ignored, but any amount of a rupee or more should be rounded off to next multiple of 10. To illustrate, if the amount of increment comes to Rs.1900.70 paise, then the amount will be rounded off to Rs.1900; if the amount of increment works out to be Rs.1901, then it will be rounded off to Rs.1910.”

And finally the increment amount will be added to the existing pay in the pay band.

For example :
An employee’s pay in the pay band is Rs.10,230 and his grade pay Rs.2800, his basic pay = 10,230 + 2,800 = 13,030

His increment will be calculated as follows…
13,030 x 3% = 390.90
after rounded off to ten, it will be 390 only.

Whereas, the another employee’s pay in the pay band is Rs.10240 and his grade pay Rs.2800, his basic pay = 10,240 + 2,800 = 13,040
His increment will be calculated as follows…
13,040 x 3% = 391.20
then it will be rounded off to Rs.400.

Source: CGEN.in

National Anomaly Committee Meeting will be held on 29.5.2015 – Dopt order with Agenda Points

NFIR published the order issued by the DoPT to convene a meeting of National Anomaly Committee on 29th May 2015 and also attached agenda points…

No.11/1/2015-JCA
Government India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 12th May, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee – 29th May, 2015 at 3.00 P.M.

The undersigned is directed to say that a meeting to discuss the items which were discussed in the last National Anomaly Committee Meeting held on
17.07.2012 and required separate examination (as annexed) is scheduled to be held under the Chairpersonship of Joint Secretary (E) on 29th May, 2015 at 15.00 Hrs in Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi.

2. It is requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

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(A.Asholi Chalai)
Director(JCA)
Tel/Fax: 011-23094906

Distribution:
ALL STAFF SIDE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE. (List attached).

1. Secretary, Staff Side Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi

2. General Secretary, AIRF, 4 State Entry Road, New Delhi.

3. General Secretary, NFIR, 3, Chemsford Road. New Delhi.

AGENDA FOR THE ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 29.5.2015.

ITEM No.1

Review of MACP to Grade pay of Rs. 2000/- where there is no such grade 
pay in Railway.

ITEM No. 2

Additional Pay to Loco & Traffic running Staff.

ITEM No. 3

Teatment of employees selected under LDCE SCheme / GDCE Scheme

ITEM No. 4.

Grant of minimum entry pay meant direct recruit to promotes.

Source: NFIR

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