Wednesday, December 30, 2015

7th Pay Commission – Government is ready to negotiate on salary increase: Arun Jaitley

7th Pay Commission – Government is ready to negotiate on salary increase: Arun Jaitley, Please read this news paper report published in Hindi Daily:-

Anomaly in Pension Fixation as per Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

There is an anomaly in pension fixation of pre-2016 pensioners as per 7th CPC recommendations. The 7th CPC has offered two options.

Option I:

Pension calculated by multiplying pension fixed by VI CPC by a multiplying factor of 2.57.

Option II:

Notional pay to be determined by multiplying entry pay under appropriate e Grad Pay and Level taking into consideration number of increments earned in the pay scale from which one retires. 50 % of this notional pay is the pension w.e.f. 1-1-2016.
Whichever pension of Option I and Option II is higher is the pension.


If one gets a promotion to higher post in which he serves for less than one year there is no increment earned. 50% of this notional pay as per Pay Matrix of the VII CPC will be pension w.e.f. 1-1-2016 and this pension under Option II is always and always lower than the Pension under OPTION I. Thus, there is no choice for him.


It is common to observe that most of the pensioners retired on superannuation after serving in a higher post on promotion will be retiring within a year or so and the increments earned by them in that pay scale is nil or meager compared to the increments earned in the immediate lower pay scale from which he was promoted and this fact seems to have been given a goby. Pensioner who does not earn any increments in the pay scale on promotion which may be only an extension of the lower pay scale should have his increments earned in the lower pay scale counted for calculation of the notional pay which is a part and parcel of the pay scale to which he is promoted.

Mr.Visvesvara M K

Holiday Configuration Tool 2016 for Assam Circle

Configuration Tool for Holiday 2016 - Assam Circle

Holiday configuration 2016 Tool has been released by Admin PoTools to configure the holiday on Single click in the following Modules.

1. Point of Sale
2. Sub Accounts
3. Sanchay Post.
CBS Migrated Offices select only first two options to update holidays in Point of Sale and Sub Account Modules.

Operating Procedure 

  • Download the Holiday Configuration Tool from PoTools.
  • Extract the same in your Computer.
  • View Holiday List to ensure whether holidays are configured correctly.
  • Enter SQL Information of Server Machine using SQL Info button.
  • Select required modules to configure the holidays then click on UPDATE 2016 HOLIDAYS

Click below link to Download Holiday 2016 Tool for Assam Circle

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Collection of BSNL Postpaid bills - AP Circle

From 01.01.2016 onwards collection of BSNL post paid bills through TPH collection in the Point of Sale will be discontinued and amount is to be collected in e-payment under biller id BSNL AP TELECIRCLE 5110.

Source : APPost

Launch of post-terminals for BPMs - Rural ICT Project

Department has launched issue of Post-Terminals (POTD Devices) to BPMs on pilot basis on 28.12.2015 in the states of U.P, Rajasthan and Bihar as part of implementation of RICT ( Rural Information & Communication Technology). 

Key highlights of RICT

  1. Branch Post Masters to be given a hand held device for day-to-day operations
  2. Through the hand held device, BPM will be able to do transactions for Core Banking, Insurance and Mail Operations
  3. Scanning of documents and barcodes through a scanner
  4. Regional language support on the handheld device
  5. Provision of solar panels for battery charging at all Branch office

Ms. Aakansha Shukla BPM (UP) receiving first Hand Held device from MoC
BPM Farsand Mohanpur receiving Hand Held Device from MoC

Delivery of DAVP Calenders in Post Offices

DAVP calenders for the year 2016 posted without prepayment of postage under license issued by the Department, will be sent by DO shortly to all SOs/HOs for delivery of the same to District Collectors, Panchayat Secretaries, MPDOs and MROs under acquittance on the same day of receipt.  Following are the instructions received.

Bunching benefit in Pay Band 1 Grade Pay 1900

Bunching benefit in Pay Band 1 Grade Pay 1900

As per the 7th Pay Commission Report in page 80 para 5.1.36, it has clearly stated that rationalisation has been done with utmost care to ensure minimum bunching at most levels, however if situation does arise whenever more than two stages are bunched together, one additional increment equal to 3 percent may be given for every two stages bunched, and pay fixed in the subsequent cell in the pay matrix.

According to the above statement, we have prepared new bunching table. Here we have noticed 2 bunching in Pay Band I Grade Pay 1900,

Example :

For both Basic Pay of Rs. 8990 & Rs.9260 we can see 23800 in the calculation based on 2.57 fixation as per pay matrix. In this case we have to fix the Pay as below
Pay in the pay bandGrade pay6th cpc Basic payMultiplication FactorMultiplied ResultRounded to nearest stage as per 7cpc fitment table7th cpc New basic pay (Bunching adjusted)
We also updated the bunching benefit in the 7th Pay Commission Calculator for all the grade pay. Information (in Red) will be visible only if your basic pay comes under bunching

Claim closure procedure for any type of account in DOP Finacle

  1. Generally if the investor/depositor of an account expires then the accounts associated with that investor/depositor can be claimed by the claimant ( Nominee if available or Legal heir) which is known as Claim Closure.
  2. We initially take all the supported documents and after proper verification of documents the concerned higher level official will sanction the claim closure.
  3. Claim closures for any account should be done only after sanction by the sanctioning authority.
  4. After sanctioning, claim closures can be done in any CBS office as per the SB order 08/2015 Scenario 5 and Scenario 6.
  5. Step by step procedure of claim closures in DOP Finacle is mentioned below

Step by Step procedure of Claim closures in DOP Finacle

Change the depositor status to Deceased at CIF Level
  • Before invoking the closure menu we have to make the customer status to Deceased and enter the date of death at CIF level using the menu CMRC.
  • In counter PA login invoke the menu CMRC and select the function as Modify then the system will show the following screen
  • Enter the CIF id and then click on Go as shown in the figure
  • Then the system will display the customer details as shown in the below figure.
  • In the customer details enter the following detailed mentioned below
1. change the Customer status to "Deceased"
2. Enter the filed Date of Death __________________ as mentioned in the below figure

  • Then click on Submit and verify in the supervisor.
  1. Closure of the account using the reason code as Death claim.
  2. After modifying the customer status to Deceased then we have to proceed for the account closure.
  3. Use the account closure menu for the respective scheme i.e.
For SB/PPF account -- Use the menu HCAAC.
For RD account-- Use the menu CRDCAAC.
For NSC/KVP certificates--- Use the menu CSCCAAC.
For MIS/TD/SCSS account--- Use the menu HCAACTD
For example if we are closing the SB account then invoke the menu HCAAC then the system will show the below screen.
Then enter the below details
Enter the field account ID __________
Select the Transaction Type as "Transfer"
Enter the Transaction A/c ID. "Postmaster A/c id" (SOLID+0340) because payment of claim closure should be through cheque only as mentioned in the below screen shot

  • Then click on Go then the system will display the account information details as mentioned in below screen shot

Then click on Closure tab then the system will show below screen and in the closure reason column select the reason code as "DTCLM" (This is mandatory for claim closures as the system will calculate the interest based on the closure reason code) which is mentioned in the below screen shot

  • Then click on Submit and verify in the supervisor.
After successful closure of account using the claim closure then make the CIF as Suspended by using the menu CMRC so that no one will open the accounts using the Deceased CIF.

Some of the users are changing the CIF status to Suspended CIF before closure of account which results in the error while closing the account hence make sure close the account and then change the CIF to suspended state,

Flaws of the 7th Pay Commission report – Have a look on future anomalies

The statistics reveals that there are 88 % of total strength of Government servants are in Group ‘C’ Category.

Obviously those who are representing these 88% at the Forums which are constituted to negotiate with concerned Departments and Government about their issues are capable of weighing the advantages and disadvantages of recommendations of 7th central pay commission.

The Staff Associations and Workers federations are the one who are representing Group C and Group B at various levels of negotiating forums know the plights and facts of government servants more than anybody. They in fact never utter a word of praise on 7th CPC recommendations since the day the report was submitted to the Finance Minister.

National Council JCM and Confederation described it as Retrograde recommendations, unexpected and un acceptable. They declared that all the central government employees are upset and dis satisfied since many of their demands were not considered by 7th pay commission.
  1. Pay Scales and allowances are arrived by multiplying 2.57, just 14.29 % increase over existing pay and Allowances after DA neutralization, take home salary of many employees is bound to decreased.
  2. The rate of HRA has been abruptly reduced, 
  3. Payment of CCL has been reduced for second 365 days. 
  4. Same confusion in MACP continues, 
  5. Uncertainty in Pension benefit in NPS continues.
  6. Existing Pension provisions are left un touched. None of the proposals submitted by Pensioners Associations are not considered. 
  7. Minimum Pay is very much less; Maximum Pay is lavishly higher. [Minimum Rs.18000 – Maximum Rs.275000], Varying multiplying factor will increase minimum to maximum pay ration infinitely high.
  8. Gap between Minimum and Maximum Pay is not reduced, but unfortunately increased. [In sixth CPC it is 1:12 , 7th CPC Recommends 1:14]
  9. All the Pay commission reduced the number of pay scales but 7th Pay commission maintained the existing pay scales, 
  10. 55 Allowances are abolished, No new allowances are introduced, 
  11. Same 3% increment continues, NCJCM demand for Two Increment Days 1st January and 1st July is not considered
  12. No considerable benefit on Promotion,
  13. Interest free advances including LTC advance are abolished, 
  14. Except the introduction of New Pay Matrix, nothing new in the recommendations of 7th Pay commission
  15. Again uniform Multiplication factor was not applied for arriving Entry Pay for various Grades.
Low value for Lower Grades high value for higher Grades. Again the disparity in arriving Entry Pay is maintained by 7th CPC also.

What sixth CPC had recommended in some cases, what Government has suggested in some issues, what the Department has told, that has been just followed by the 7th Pay commission.

So the Central government employees are expecting the Government to pay attention to the concerns of Govt servants in respect of some recommendations of 7th pay commission which need to be addressed to boost the morale of the Central Govt staffs.

The constituents of NCJCM already formed National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) to invite the attention of Central Government through agitation Programmes to settle their demands. Now they modified their charter of demands to include the issues regarding 7th Pay Commission recommendation and cautioned that unless it is not settled before March 2016, they will be going for indefinite Strike.