Tuesday, September 28, 2010

RTI applications regarding information concerning other public authority

N0.F. 10/2/2008-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel 8, Training
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North Block, New Delhi
Dated September 24,2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- RTI applications received by a public authority regarding information concerning other public authority/authorities.
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         The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated
12Ih June, 2008 on the above noted subject, clause (iii) of para 3 of which provides that if a person makes an application to the public authority for information, a part of which is available with that public authority and the rest of the information is scattered with more than one other public authorities, the Public information Officer (PIO) of the public authority receiving the application should give information relating to it and advise the applicant to make separate applications to the concerned public authorities for obtaining information from them. It further provides that if no part of the information is available with the public authority receiving the application but scattered with more than one other public authorities, the PI0 should inform the applicant that information is not available with the public authority and that the applicant should make separate application to the concerned public authorities for obtaining information from them.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Chief Information Commissioner, Central information Commission and it has been decided to advise the PlOs that if the details of public authorities who may have this information sought by the applicant are available with the PIO, such details may also be provided to the applicant.

3. Contents of this OM may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

 (K.G. Verma]
Director

Monday, September 27, 2010

The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee

The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee was held on 15th September, 2010.  The meeting was chaired by the Joint Secretary (Estt.) Department of Personnel and Training. Secretary General of  ‘Confederation of Central Government Employees’ posted a brief resume of the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side, in his blog.It has been reproduced here for your reference. 

1. Item No. 1, 9 and 29,46: The demand was to provide for Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP as was given in the old ACP Scheme. This has not been agreed to. 

2. Item No.3. Option for each individual employee either to retain the old ACP scheme or to switch over to MACP. It was only agreed by the DOPT that they may consider giving option to the Department and not to the individual employee to retrain old ACP Scheme in respect of either the entire establishment of that Department or for a specific category or cadre of the employees of that Department. They also added that they may instruct the Administrative department to undertake restructuring of the cadres in consultation with the Staff Side which would secure quicker promotion. 

3. Item No. 8. Anomaly in respect of Junior Engineers of CPWD. The Official side agreed that CPWD may ask for option to retain the old ACP in respect of Junior Engineers which will be considered. 

4. Item No. 2, 10 and 48. The Scheme of MACP to be implemented with effect from 1.1.2006. Not agreed to. 

5. Item No. 7.Grant of financial up-gradation under ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 in respect of employees who have opted the revised Pay Band Grade Pay System with effect from 1.1.2006. Agreed to. 

6. Item No. 4 and 26. Applicability of MACP scheme to Group D employees placed in the grade pay of Rs. 1800 in PB1. along with the benefit of 3% increment in each stage of up-gradation. Covered by the clarification already issued by the Department of personnel ( See their website) 

7. Item No. 5 and 23. Counting of 50% of service rendered by a casual labourer with temporary status for reckoning the 10, 20 and 30 years of service for the purpose of MACP. They will examine the court ruling in this regard according which the entire casual service should count for the purpose of MACP. 

8. Item No. 6. Supervised staff placed in higher grade pay than their supervisor. The item has been transferred to the National Anomaly Committee for discussion. 

9. Item No.11 and 47. In the Railways and some other departments, promotion continues to be given in the merged pay scales, since these have not been functionally merged. It was demanded that in such promotion increment at the rate of 3% may be granted. The Official side has agreed to consider such cases, if taken up by the respective departments. 

10. Item No. 15, 22, 39 and 51.These would be considered in the Anomaly Committee of Railways. 

11. Item No. 12, 30 and 49. Those selected under LDCE/GBCE schemes may be treated as directly recruited personnel as was done in the case of old ACP scheme. The Official side agreed to look into it. 

12. Item Nos. 13, 16. 24 , 50 and 58. It was pointed out that under old ACP scheme in case of an employee who were reverted from higher post to lower post at this request ( to enable him to get transfer to another recruiting unit) the service rendered by him in the higher post was counted for the benefit of ACP. This should be extended to the MACP as well. The Official side agreed to issue necessary clarification in this regard. 

13. Item No.14. A departmental employee who has been appointed to a higher grade by virtue of his being selected in a Direct Recruitment Examination the ten, twenty and thirty years of service for the purpose of MACP to be reckoned from the date of such appointment. Necessary clarificatory order has been issued by the DOPT. ( Please see their website) 

14. Item No. 16. The service rendered by an employee who had resigned may be counted if he is given re-employment for the purpose of MACP. The Official side wanted this item to be processed separately. 

15. Item No. 17. The service rendered prior to removal or dismissal should count if he is reinstated on appeal or by Courts. The Official side stated that the past service will be considered if so ordered by the Court or the Appellate Authorities. 

16. Item No. 36. The service rendered in a State Government/Statutory body /PSU before appointment in the Central Govt. to be counted for MACP. Not agreed to. 

17. Item No. 37 and 38. Counting the probation period for the purpose of MACP. This is counted as per the scheme 

18. Item No. 42. Application of MACP to a surplus hand redeployed to lower post. This is covered under the scheme. 

19. Item No. 18 and 54. A person de-categorised on medical grounds to be treated as a fresh appointee. It was not agreed to . 

20. Item No. 41. The service rendered in higher grade who have been redeployed in the lower post on medical de-categorised on medical grounds may be counted under the MACP. The official side agreed to reiterate Railway Board's order issued in the year 2005. 

21. Item No. 19, 33 and 53. Stepping up benefit to seniors when the juniors get higher pay on account of financial up-gradation. The Supreme Court has given such an order. The Official side will examine this issue and the copy of the Supreme Court's order may be furnished to them. 

22. Item No.20. The Account Assistants in the Railways when appointed on qualifying the Appendix II Examination may be treated as a fresh appointee and his past service in the lower post be ignored. The Railway Board to process this case separately. 

23. Item No. 21.27 and 28. The Bench mark of good for entitlement to MACP benefit in cases where promotion to the higher posts is on the basis of seniority cum fitness may be done away with. Agreed to examine and issue necessary clarification. 

24. Item No. 24, 40 and 45. Counting of Training period. The induction training period would be counted. 

25. Item No. 25. The incentive may be given as applicable to the grade pay granted under MACP. This may be considered by the Railways. 

26. Item No.31. Extension of MACP to Staff Car Drivers and other Drivers etc. The orders have been issued separately. 

27. Item No.34. Pay fixation on promotion subsequent to the grant of MACP with an increment. This was not accepted. 

28. Item No. 35. Notional classification for Central Government employees Insurance scheme for those with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 to be treated as Group B and covered by the scheme for Group B. Not accepted. 

29. Item No.43. There are several illustrations given relating to Railway employees. These were not discussed and each case was asked to be processed separately. 

30. Item No. 55. There are no provisions for grant of certain privileges/incentive on grant of MACP as was there in the old ACP scheme. The Item may be considered by the Railway administration. 
courtesy:confederationhq

Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners Revised rate effective from 1.7.2010

F. No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 27th September, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:     Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners Revised rate effective from 1.7.2010.

        The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G) dated 31.3.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief payable to Central Government pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% w.e.f. July, 2010.

2.         These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3.         Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum  amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of1/3 rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department‘s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR 45% w.e.f. 1.7.2010 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refers.

4.         Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5.         Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and reemployed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6.         In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7.         It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8.         The offices of Accountant General and Authorized Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of above instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No.2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalized Banks.

9.         In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

10.         This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 24th September, 2010.

s/d
( V.K Wadhwa )
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Country's first all-women police battalion

The country's first all-women police battalion came into existence in Rajasthan today with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inspecting the convocation parade by 480 personnel of the squad here.


"CRPF and BSF already have women's battalion, but this is police's first all-women battalion in the country. It would prove a milestone and would strengthen women's position in the force", Gehlot said in his address after the parade at the Rajasthan Police Training Centre.


"It is a historic moment for the state," he said.


Named 'Hadi Rani Mahila Battalion', women personnel of the squad began to be trained for the purpose in November last year, RPTC's IG Sudhakar Johri said.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

PIL on retirement age of civil servants

               A PIL was filed in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today, seeking direction to extend the retirement age of officers of India Civil Services from 60 years to at least 65 years.

         Neelendra Pandey, a local social worker, stated in his PIL that he is aggrieved with discrepancies in the retirement policy of different government services.

         He said IAS, IPS and IFS officers retire at 60 years, while people of about 80 years and sometime even more continue as President, Prime Minister, Governor and Chief Minister, Minister and MLAs.

       Professors and doctors of Central universities and institutions like AIIMS retire at 65 and primary school teachers retire at 62, Pandey said while terming the retirement policies as defective and challenging the same.

       He requested the court to direct Central government to consider making a universal retirement policy for all public servants.
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10 % Dearness Allowance hike for Tamilnadu Government Employees


The Tamil Nadu Government today announced a ten per cent hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) for its staff, teachers and pensioners. Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had ordered the increase with rertrospective effect from September 1, 2010, an official release here said. The hike would cost the exchequer an additional Rs 2,190 crore annually, the release added.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees - Revised rates effective from 01.07.2010

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE.No. 139/2010
New Delhi, dated 22.9.2010.

S.No.PC-VI/227
No.PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1

The GMs/CAO (R),
All Indian Railways/Production Units
(as per Mailing List)


Subject :    Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees - Revised rates effective from 01.07.2010.



      Please refer to this ministry"s letter to even number dated 26.03.2010 (S.No PC-VI/194, RBE No 45/2010) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July 2010.

2.      The provisions contained in paras 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry"s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC -VI/3. RBE No 106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3.      The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees.The arrears may be charged to the salary bill for September 2010 and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

4.      The issues with the concurrence of the finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

s/d
(Hari Krishan)
Director Pay Commission II
Railway Board

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Grant of Non-Productivity linked Bonus (ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government employees for the year 2009-2010

No.7/22/2008-E-III(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.III-A Branch)

New Delhi,The 22nd September,2010

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity linked Bonus (ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government employees for the year 2009-2010-Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies

     Orders have been issued vide this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.7/24/2007 E-III(A) dated 22-09-2009 authorizing 30 days emoluments as Non-PLB (as-hoc bonus) for the accounting year 2009-2010 to the central government employees not covered by the productivity Linked Bonus Schemes. The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the Non-PLB (Ad-hoc) bonus so admissible subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the aforesaid orders, may be extended to the employees of autonomous bodies, partly or fully funded  by the Central Government which (i)follow the pattern of emoluments identical to that of the Central Government and(ii) do not have any bonus or ex-gratia or incentive scheme in operation.

2. In case of doubt as to the operation of these orders the clarificatory orders,circulated vide this Ministry,s OM No.14(10) E-Coord/88 dated 4-10-88,as amended fromtime to time,may be kept in view,mutatis mutandis.

3. Any request for funding by the Government to meet the liability on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus ) in respect of various organizations would  not be considered by the Ministries cicerned, having regard to the stipulation of aforesaid OM dated 22.09.2010 that the expenditure on Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) should be met from within the existing budgetary provisions of the respective organizations. While the Autonomous Bodies not funded by the Central Government may also adopt these orders in respect of their employees,no liability for funding will in any case lie on the Central Government on this account.

(Renu Jain)
Director 

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Centrel Government employees-Revised rates effective from 1-7-2010-Finance Ministry Order

No.1(6)/2010-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure


New Delhi,the 22nd  September,2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:Payment of Dearness Allowance to Centrel Government employees-Revised rates effective from 1-7-2010

       The undersigned is directed to refer to this ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1(3)
/2009-E-II(B) dated 26th March.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to central government employees shall be enhanced   from the existing rate of 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July 2010.

2 . The provisions contained in paras 3,4 and 5 of this Office Memorandum No.1(3)/2008 29th August,2008 shall continue to be applicable while  regulating  Dearness Allowance under these orders

3. The additional instalment of  Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash ro all Central Government employees.

4.These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates.In regard to Armed Forces Personnel and railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways,respectively.

5. In so far the persons serving in the Indian Audit an Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditot General of India.

(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Miniratna Status Granted to Two CPSEs


              The Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Sh. Vilasrao Deshmukh today conferred Miniratna status on two Central Public Enterprises – Bharat Pumps & Compressor Ltd and Bridge & Roof Company (I) Ltd. The Secretary, Department of Heavy Industries Sh. B.S.Meena, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Pumps & Compressor Ltd. Sh. Abhay Kumar Jain, CMD of Bridge & Roof Company (I) Ltd. Sh. Mukesh Jha and senior officials of the Department of Heavy Industries were present on the occasion. 

            The Bridge and Roof Company (I) Ltd. was granted the Miniratna status in Category –I and the Bharat Pumps & Compressor Ltd. was granted the Category II status. As per the criteria to get the category I status, the CPSE should have made profit in the last three years continuously, the pre-tax profit should have been Rs. 30 crores or more in at least one of the three years and should have a positive net worth. For category II, the CPSE should have made profit for the last three years continuously and should have a positive net worth. 

          While addressing the gathering, the Union Minister Sh. Vilasrao Deshmukh said achieving the status of Mini Ratna is significant for the CPSEs, because it allows them substantial, financial and operational autonomy. He said the various restrictions like joint venture, recruitment, appointment, promotions now have been removed and enhanced powers delegated to both Miniratnas. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

IAF seems to be in "very bad shape", observes Tribunal

 It seems the Indian Air Force is in a "very bad shape" and there is "petty-mindedness" among its authorities, the Armed Forces Tribunal observed today citing the kind of cases that are being filed by the air warriors against the Service.

The Tribunal's Principal Bench headed by Chairperson Justice A K Mathur made the remarks while issuing notice to the IAF and asking it to file a reply in a pension-related plea filed by a Corporal.

While hearing the case, he said that with the kind of cases being filed by the service personnel, it seems that the IAF was in a "very bad shape" and showed the "petty-mindedness" of the authorities.

CRPF to deploy local recruits in Naxal-hit states

Over 2,000 men and women recently recruited by the CRPF from left wing extremism-affected areas will be deployed there after training for better intelligence and operational effectiveness during anti-Naxal operations.

About 2,000 men and over 300 women were recruited over a period of one year and are now undergoing rigorous training in Ajmer.

Official sources said once the group finishes their training, they will be posted back in the Naxal-hit areas as they have better terrain knowledge since they are locals drawn from the same areas where the Naxals operate.

The biggest difficulty that the security forces face in the fight against Naxals is that most men are from other states and do not know the thick jungle and hill terrains where they operate.

Combined Medical Services Examination, 2011

The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2011 on January 16, 2011. The examination will be held at various centers across the country. 

For details regarding the eligibility conditions, syllabus and scheme of the examination, centers of examination, guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must consult the detailed notice of the examination published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated September 11, 2010. Details are also available on UPSC website i.e.http://www.upsc.gov.in. 

The Candidates who wish to apply offline, must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix-III of the notice) throughout the country. 

In case of any difficulty in obtaining application forms from the designated HPOs/Pos, the candidates should contact the concerned Post Master or UPSC’s “FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELL” over Telephone no.011-23389366/Fax No.011-23387310. 

The last date for all offline applications must reach the UPSC either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier is October 11, 2010. However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote areas specified in the Notice, the last date for receipt of application by post/speed post only (not by hand or by courier) is October 18, 2010. 

All Online applications can be filled up to October 11, 2010 till 11.59 p.m. after which the link will be disabled. 

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their application, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 during working hours. 


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Poor budgetary allocation plagues Maha Health services

        Maharashtra Health Department has come out with a report painting a sorrow picture of their infrastructure and services, and has attributed it to inadequate budgetary allocations by the state government for last six years.

      Contrary to the Centre's guidelines to increase budgetary allocation by 10 per cent annually for Health sector, the state Government has been allotting only two per cent of its total budget to the Department since 2004, the report said.

    In a presentation to the state cabinet last week, the Department submitted a report which mentioned that since 2004, the budgetary provision varies between 1.94 per cent and 2.57 per cent, which is holding it back from performing to the fullest.

    The Health Department has received only Rs 182 crore to set up health care centres and complete ongoing constructions against its demand for a whopping Rs 1,000 crore. 

MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES -CLARIFICATIONS

No 35034/3/2008-Estt (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Pubic Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel &Training)

North Block.New Delhi
Dated: 9th September. 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUEJECT:. MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS)
FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES -CLARIFICATIONS  RFGARDING.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference  to the Department of Personnel andTraining Office Memorandum of even number dated the 19th May 2009  regarding the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS).

Consequent upon introduction of the Scheme, clarifications have been sought by
various Ministries/Departments about certain issues in connection with implementation  of the MACPS. The doubts raised by various quarters have been duly examined and point-wise clarifications have accordingly been indicated in the annexure.

2  The MACPS should strictly be Implemented in keeping with the Department of
Personnel and Training  Office Memorandum of even number dated 19.05.2009 read
with the aforesaid clarification (Annexure)

3. All Ministries/Departments may give wide circulation  to the contents of this O.M. for general guidance and appropriate action in the matter.

4. Hindi version would follow

Director (Estt)
Tel.No.23092479
Annexure

[Reference:- Office Memorandum No.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 07.09.2010]
S.NoPoint of Doubtclarification
1Whether the Pay Band wouldchange in the hierarchy of Pay Bands &; Grade Pay on grant of the benefits under MACPS?Yes. he upgradations under MACPS is to be granted in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay band and grade pay as prescribed in the CCS ,(RP) Rules, 2008.
2Whether the benefits of
MACPS would be allowed to the Government servants who have been later on inducted in the Organized Group "A" Service
No. The benefits under MACPS is not
applicable to Group 'A' officer of Organised
Group 'A' Services, as the officer under
Organized Group 'A Services have already
been allowed panty of two years on non functional basis with the officers  of Indian
Administrative Service (IAS)
3How will the benefits of ACP be granted if due between
01 .01.2006 and 31.08.2008?
The new MACPS has come into existence w.e.f. 01.09.2008. However, the pay structure has been changed w.e.f. 01.01.2006. Therefore the previous ACPS would be applicable in the new pay structure adopted w e f . 01.01.2006. Para 6.1 of Annexure-l of MACPS is only for
exercising option for coming over to the
revised pay structure and not for grant of
benefits under MACPS. The following
illustrations would explain the position:

(A) In the case of isolated post:

Date of appointment in entry Grade in the pre revisedpay scale of Rs.4000-6000: 01.10.1982

1st ACP granted on 09.08.1999 - :Rs.4500-7000 (pre-revised)

2nd ACP due on 01 10 2006:Rs.5000-8000 (pre-revised) [revised PB-2 Grade Pay of Rs.4200]

3rd financial upgradation under the MACPS
would be due on 01.10 2012 (on completion of 30 years of continuous regular service) in the immediate next higher grade pay in the
hierarchy of recommended revised pay band
and grade pay i.e. Grade Pay of Rs.4600 in PB-2.

(B)Incase of normal promotional hierarchy:

Date of appointment in entry Grade in the pre revised pay scale of Rs.5500-9000: 01.10.1982

1st ACP' granted on 09.08.1999 :Rs.6500-10500(pre-revised)

2nd ACP due on 01.10.2006 (as per the existing
hierarchy) :Rs.10000-15200 (pre-revised).

Therefore, 2nd ACP would be in PB-3 with
Grade Pay of Rs.6600 (in terms of hierarchy
available):

3rd financial up gradation under MACPS would be due on 01.10.2012 in the immediate next
higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay band and grade pay
of Rs.7600.
4Whether the benefits of MACPS would be granted from the date of entry grade or
from the date of their regular service/ approved service counted under various service rules
The beneflts under MACPS would be available from the date of actual joining of the post in the entry grade
5In a case where a person is appointed to an ex-cadre post
in higher scale on deputation followed by absorption.
whether the period spent on deputation period would be counted as continuous service in the grade or not for the purpose of MACPS
(i) Where a person is appointed on direct
recruitment/deputation basis from another post in the same grade, then past regular service as well as past promotions/ACP, in the earlier post, will be counted for computing regular service for the purpose of MACPS in the new hierarchy.

(ii) However, where a person IS appointed to an ex-cadre post in higher scale initially on
deputation followed by absorption, while the
service rendered in the earlier post, which was in a lower scale cannot be counted, there is no objection to the period spent initially on deputation in the ex-cadre post prior to absorption being counted towards regular service for the purposes of grant of financial upgradation under MACPS, as it is in the same Pay band/grade pay of the post.
6Whether the pay scale/grade pay of substantive post would be taken into account for
appointment/selection to a higher post on deputation basis or the pay scale/grade pay carrying by a Government servant onaccount of financial upgradation(s) under ACP/MACP Scheme
The pay scale/grade pay of substantive post
would only be taken into account for deciding the eligibility for appointment/ selection to a higher post on deputation basis.
7In a case where 1st /2nd
financial upgradations are
postponed on account of the employees not found fit or due to departmental proceedings, etc. whether this would have
consequential effect on the 2nd /3rd financial upgradation or not
Yes. If a financial upgradation has been
deferred/postponed on account of the employee not found fit or due to departmental proceedings, etc.. the 2nd/3rd financial upgradations under MACPS would have consequential effect. (Para 18 of Annexure-l of MACPS referred).
8In a case where the
Government servant have
already earned three
promotions and still stagnated in one grade for more than 10 years, whether he would be entitle for any further upgradation under MACPS
No. Since the Government servant has already earned three promotions, he would not be entitled for any further financial upgradation under MACPS.
9Whether the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.2750-4400 in respect of Group 'D' nonmatriculate employees, would also be taken as merged to grade pay of Rs.1800 for the purpose of MACPS in view of merger of pre-revised  pay scale of Rs.2550-3200,
Rs.2610-3540, Rs.2610-4000 and Rs.2650-4000, which have been upgraded and replaced by the revised pay structure of grade pay of
Rs.1800 in the pay band PB-I
Yes
10If a Govt Servant on
deputation earns upgradation
under MACPS in the parent
cadre, whether he would be
entitled for deputation (duty)
allowance on the pay and
emoluments granted under the MACPS or not?
No. While eligibility of an employee for
appointment against ex-cadre posts in terms of the provisions of the RRs of the ex-cadre post will continue to be determined withreference to the post/pay scale of the post held in the parent cadre on regular basis (and not with reference to the higher scale granted under ACPS/MACPS).
such an officer, in the event of his selection,
may be allowed to opt to draw the pay in the higher scale under ACP/MACP Scheme without deputation allowance during the period of deputation, if it is more beneficial than the normal entitlements under the existing general order regulating pay on appointment on deputation basis.
11Since the pay scales ofGroup "D" employees have been merged and placed in the Grade Pay of Rs.1800, whether they are entitled for grant of increment @ 3%
during pay fixation at every stage
Yes. On the analogy of point 22 of Annexure-I of MACPS, the pay of such Group "D" employees who have been placed in the Grade Pay of Rs.1800 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 shall be fixed successively in the next three immediate higher grade pays in the hierarchy of revised paybands and grade pays allowing the benefit of 3% pay fixation at every stage.

Fixation of Pay in merged grades for working on ad-hoc basis on ex-cadre posts in Construction Organisations.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINSTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD


S.No.PC-VI/225
No. PC-VI/2009/I/RSRP/6



RBE No.133/2010
New Delhi, dated 14.09.2010

 The General Managers,
All Indian Railways,
(As per mailing list).



Sub: Fixation of Pay in merged grades for working on ad-hoc basis on ex-cadre posts in construction Organisations.

      As per Rule (7) of RS(RP) Rules,2008, initial pay of a Railway servant shall be fxed separately (i) in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which the employee holds a lien and (ii) in respect of his pay in the Officiating post held by him. 

2.     As per note 5 below Rule 7 of RSRP Rules, 2008, Where a Railway servant is holding a permanent post and is officiating in a higher post on a regular basis and the scales applicable to these two posts are merged into one scale, the pay shall be fixed under this sub-rule with reference to the officiating post only and the pay so fixed shall be treated as substantive pay”. 

3.     Clarifications are being sought by the zonal railways regarding fixation of pay of staff working in Construction Organisation on ex-cadre posts on ad-hoc basis in merged grades. The matter has been examined and it is clarified that in the case of staff working in Construction Organisation on ex-cadre posts on ad-hoc basis, their pay in the 6th CPC pay structure is to be fixed separately for cadre post and ex-cadre post as provided in Rule 7(1) of RSRP, 2008. Note 5 below Rule 7 is not applicable in their case. 

4.     This issues in consultation with Establishment Directorate and with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways. 

5.     This disposes of CAO (Const. & MTP), Southern Railway’s letter No.P-5241/I/P/CN dated 12.08.2009 and Southern Railway’s letter No.P(R)524 dated 31.0.2009.





(U.K.Tiwari)
Deputy Director Pay Commission-VI
Railway Board.

Release of additional instalment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners due from 1.7.2010 to compensate for price rise

The cabinet committee in its meeting headed by The Prime Minister, decided to increase the the D.A by 10%. Hike in  the Dearness Allowance (D.A) will be from  35% to 45%.w.e.f.July 2010

Release of additional instalment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners due from 1.7.2010 to compensate for price rise

The Union Cabinet  decided to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.7.2010 representing an increase of 10% over the existing rate of 35% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief will be of the order of Rs. 9303.2 crore per annum and Rs. 6202.1 crore in the financial year 2010-2011 (for a period of 8 months from July,2010 to February, 2011).
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