Thursday, February 04, 2016

Steering committee, MACP on promotional hierarchy, meets on 11.02.16 to discuss the future of case at Supreme Court

C/o All India CPWD Engineers Association,
Room No. B-003, Indra Prasta Bhawan,
ITO, New Delhi, dated 04/02/2016

It is hereby notify that the next meeting of the steering committee, MACP on promotional hierarchy, to discuss the legal/financial aspect on defending the SLP filed in the Supreme Court will be held on 11th February 2016 at Union Office, All India CPWD Engineers Association, Room No. B-003, Indra Prasta Bhawan, ITO, New Delhi at 5.30 PM.

All members of the Steering Committee are requested to attend the meeting in time.

(TKR Pillai)
The Joint Convener/Members,
Steering Committee, MACP on Promotional hierarchy.

Minutes of the Meeting of Joint Secretary (IC) with Nodal Officers held on 02.02.16 to discuss 7th CPC recommendations

Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th CPC - Minutes of the Meeting of Joint Secretary (IC) with Nodal Officers held on 2nd February, 2016

A meeting of all the Nodal Officers of various Ministries/Departments, who have been appointed to interact with the Implementation Cell in connection with the processing of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, was held on 02.02.2016. Joint Secretary (1C), Department of Expenditure, presided over the meeting.

2. While explaining the background and the context in which the meeting of Nodal Officers was held, it was brought out in the meeting that after the receipt of the report of the 7th Central Pay Commission on 19.11.2015, Ministry of Finance initiated a proposal to setup an appropriate mechanism to process the recommendations of the Commission. With the approval of the Cabinet, an Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) headed by the Cabinet Secretary has been set up on 27.1.2016 to screen the recommendations and to firm up the conclusions for approval of the Cabinet. An Implementation Cell (IC), as a dedicated and focused wing in the Department of Expenditure (DoE) has been created to work as the Secretariat for the E-CoS.

3. As the recommendations of the Commission relate to various Ministries/ Departments, their views/comments would be essential to process the matter for submitting the same before the E-CoS. JS(Pers), D/o Expenditure wrote a d.o. letter to the Secretaries of various Departments on 21.11.2015, wherein all the Departments were requested to formulate their views/comments on the recommendations of the Commission pertaining to them after taking into account the representations of the Staff Associations and also to nominate a Joint Secretary level Nodal Officer for interaction with the Implementation Cell. While a number of Ministries/Departments have sent their comments and nominated their Nodal Officers, the comments received from some Ministries are simply in the nature of forwarding the representations of the Staff Associations without their comments.

4. In the above background, JS(IC) explained that there was a need for all the Ministries/Departments to furnish their comments in a structured format so that their collation and analysis could be placed before E-CoS in a systemic manner. Accordingly, JS(IC) impressed upon the following action points to be acted upon by the Nodal Officers to enable an expeditious processing of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission:

(i) Departments who have not yet nominated a Nodal Officer, should do it within the next 2 days.

(ii) To be ensured that Nodal Officers are not changed midway, unless extremely unavoidable.

(iii) Nodal Officers may get acquainted with the recommendations of the Commission as specifically applicable to their Departments. Nodal Officers to find out which Wing/Office (attached or subordinate or UT) is concerned with the recommendations of the Commission. The mechanism of Nodal Officers should also be put in place in attached/subordinate/UTs so that the comments of such offices could be properly coordinated at the level of the Department concerned without any further delay.

(iv) The comments of the attached/subordinate offices/UTs should be compiled by Nodal Officers at the Department level itself.

(v) Nodal Officers to take note of any representation or demand of the Staff
Association under the administrative purview of their Department. Nodal Officers to ascertain the views/comments of the concerned office on the recommendation of the Commission in the light of the representation /demands raised by the Staff Association.

(vi) In case, there is any need for consultation with the Staff Association
at the level of the Department, the same may be done as per the assessment of the Department.

(vii) Thereafter, the formal views/comments of the Department should be sent to the Implementation Cell (1C) on the recommendations of the Commission, which are specifically and directly related to that Department.

(viii) In case, the Department is of the view that any recommendation which are
specifically related to their Department, need any modification, adequate justification in clear-cut terms should be brought out while sending the comments to the Implementation Cell (1C).

(ix) In case of any modification, the extra financial implications (per annum) over the recommendation of the Commission should be clearly indicated.

(x) If no modification of the recommendations of the Commission is suggested, approval of the Secretary of the Department should be obtained before sending the recommendations to the Implementation Cell
(1C). If, however, any modification is suggested, approval of the Minister should be obtained.

(xi) While the views/comments of the Departments on the recommendations of the Commission directly and specifically applicable to that Department are mandatory, a Department is free to offer views/comments on the recommendations which are of general nature or concerning other Departments.

(xii) Besides sending the comments/views of the Department in the running format, the same should also be sent to the Implementation Cell (lC)in the ‘prescribed proforma’ within two weeks. The soft copies of the same should also be sent through email. The email id of JS(IC) is : jsiccpc@nic. in

(xiii) Nodal Officers shoud regularly keep a watch on the website of the Finance Ministry at the link ministry/dept expenditure/ notification/7cpc/index.asp. E-mails should also be checked regularly for the purpose. The updates/further action to be taken shall be posted there to facilitate quick action.

5. Apart from the above action points, it was also felt that sub-groups may be formed after the receipt of comments from the Ministries/Departments to accord focused consideration to certain specific issues, if necessary.

6. Besides above, after detailed deliberations, the Nodal Officers also agreed to the following
(i) Even if the Department has no comments, it should send a response, saying that it has ‘Nil Report’.

(ii) While certain Departments have already given their comments, these comments would be sent again in the ‘prescribed format’ and in accordance with the points brought out in para 4 above.

(iii) Nodal officers would ensure that the comments of their Departments on all the recommendations of the Commission and also on the representations received so far from the Staff Associations are forwarded to Implementation Cell (1C) in the prescribed format in a consolidated fashion and not in piece-meal within next two weeks.

(iv) If a representation was made by a Staff Association before the 7!h Central Pay Commission and the Commission after due diligence has not accepted the demand made therein, the same matter should normally not be considered at this stage. However, if Departments consider that the issues are of such nature that they require consideration at this stage also, then they may give their comments with full justifications to the Implementation Cell (1C).

7. With the above discussions, the meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

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Steps to be followed for timely completion of EOD by CBS offices

This is regarding timely completion of EOD by CBS post offices by clearing the blocking validations. Following are the steps which need to be followed by CBS post offices to ensure timely closure of EOD activities.

1) Verification of the transaction should be done by Supervisor, as soon as the transaction is carried out by the counter person.

2) Complete all Business operation and check there are no pending EOD Blocking validation items.
3) Procedure to check the blocking validation details & clearing it,
a. Invoke HFTI and check for entered status Transaction. Post the same.
b. Invoke HFTI and check for posted status Transaction. Verify the same.
c. Invoke HIMCZ and Inquiry on non-closed Zone. Close the Zone.
d. Invoke HIMC/HICHB and inquiry on unverified Inventory Transaction List. Verify the same.
e. Invoke HAFI and check for not authorized records. Verify the same
4) Only after clearing blocking validations (as explained in point 2 above), then users should submit Pre EOD menu ‘HISCOD’. This should be completed by 5:00 PM.

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Merge DA with basic this year and defer increments: pay panel member

Pay and pension revision recommendations are scheduled to take effect from January 1

Member of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Rathin Roy has suggested that to meet its fiscal deficit target the Government should merge the basic pay and dearness allowance (DA) of central government employees in the current year and defer implementing any real increases in pay and pensions. This, the member has said, could be done by compensating those who would have to bear the burden of the deferred effect by giving them a “more generous award distributed over several years”.

“I am saying that the increment need not all be given at one go... It can be staggered and made more generous… So this could be done for pay and for pension,” Dr. Roy told The Hindu in an exclusive interview. “Now I am not competent to say whether this is politically feasible or not,” he, however, added.

Last month, the Union Cabinet set up an empowered committee of secretaries under the Cabinet Secretary for processing the recommendations of the Commission.

The pay and pension revision recommendations of the Commission are scheduled to take effect from January 1, 2016, but Dr. Roy, who is also the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy’s Director, has suggested that the implementation should be pushed to April 1.

What they should get, from April 1, 2016, is what they would get if we merge the basic pay and the DA, which is more or less what they are already getting, he said. “That will mean some increase in allowances but other than house rent allowance the burden of that [on the government budget] will not be very high.” He has also recommended that the Government defer allowances, principally the house rent allowance. “The case for that is strong because we are in the midst of fairly flat growth in consumption expenditure and rents are not going up much.”

Ahead of the presentation of Union Budget 2016-17, the Government is considering options for keeping the fiscal deficit for the next year within the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management target. The Government’s fiscal deficit in 2008-09, the year the Sixth Central Pay Commission award was implemented, doubled to 6 per cent, though not all of the increase was on account of the pay and pension hikes. Currently, Central government pay and allowances account for 1 per cent of the country’s GDP.

The Seventh Pay Commission, which submitted its report in November 2015, estimated that the total financial impact due to the hike in pay and allowances of central government employees recommended by it would be Rs 1,02,100 crore. Of this, Rs 73,650 crore will be borne by the General Budget and Rs. 28,450 crore by the Railway Budget. The Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014 to recommend revisions of remuneration for 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.

RBI ignores impact of Seventh Pay commission in policy review: ASSOCHAM

Raghuram Rajan has not factored in the impact of the Seventh Pay Commission while setting the inflation target and the government fiscal balance.
02 Feb 2016
Commodity Online
Though the RBI monetary policy is on the expected lines, what really worries the industry are the challenges in the next fiscal because Governor Dr Raghuram Rajan has not factored in the impact of the Seventh Pay Commission while setting the inflation target and the government fiscal balance.

If the Pay Commission recommendations are accepted and implemented without any dilution or staggering, the consequences are going to be disastrous for the economy, coming from deteriorating quality of expenditure both at the state and central level. "Let us hope, we do not remain in the fire-fighting mode even when there are immediate concerns on growth revival." 

The tepid sale of the automobile firms in January is a clear pointer of slackening consumer demand amidst continuation of high interest rates. The picture is further marred by the level of stressed assets in the economy, said Mr. Sunil Kanoria, President ASSOCHAM.

The ball is certainly now in the court of the Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley who must ensure that his Budget is innovative in creating a trigger impact on investment in the key infrastructure while there should be a well-coordinated inter-ministerial approach to clear the stalled projects. With so much pressure on the fiscal, the Finance Minister may have to depend on some off-Budget tools to boost investment, said Mr. Kanoria.

With the rural economy in distress due to failure of monsoon for two successive years, the macro picture could become more challenging. To that extent, the RBI Governor is justified in waiting for clarity before he outlines his priorities for the next financial year. He would like to wait for the effects of likely events including the Budget announcement and the Monsoon, What the US Fed is going to do in March, and the effect of turmoil in global economic environment also remain areas of concern.

As the financial industry is facing liquidity crunch, ASSOCHAM expects RBI to keep a watch on the unfolding situation and ensure that enough cash is available in the system to help growth, said its chief.

Shortcomings in Pay Commission report – CG employees to stage ‘dharna’ on 25th at Delhi

The Central Government employees are planning to stage a ‘dharna’ on 25th of this month at Delhi protesting the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission’s report, which is considered as being against their interests. S. Mohan, general secretary, Great Assembly of the central government employees says:

“The Seventh Pay Commission has submitted its report to the government. The demands of the 1.5 lakh gazetted officers working in the various departments of censor, income tax, railways, central tax, statistics and central secretariat have not been met. And, no grievance cell for them has been sanctioned. The Pay Commission has also refused to recommend setting up of the cell. And the commission has also failed to accept the already agreed salary index apart from rejecting the demand for a minimum salary of Rs. 26,000. And, it has fixed the minimum salary on an approximate calculation without considering the price index. The aim of constituting the Pay Commission was to revise the salaries of the Central Government employees and workers once in ten years. But, without taking into consideration the revised salary structure, the commission has added only the dearness allowance to the basic salary.

It is said that the salary structure which was increased by 40% by the 5th Pay Commission and 50% by the 6th was raised by 23% by the 7th commission. But in reality, only 16% increase has been effected. The house rent allowance was raised to 30% by the 5th and 6th commissions but, this amount was reduced to 24% by the 7th commission. Travelling allowance as a whole was not revised, only the increase in cost was taken into account based on extra index figures to some extent, but not in proportion to the increase in the actual cost.

The gazetted officers’ demand for bonus has also not been accepted. Also, the commission has announced that the increment to those officers who are in service for more than 20 years would not be automatic but would be given only on the basis of their merit. Also, the premium amount recovered for insurance has been raised up to Rs. 5,000.

The pay of the gazetted officers should be increased on par with the Rs. 5,400 grade recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission. The gap between the minimum and maximum pay is very wide; because the vacancies have not been filled up, the officers are subjected to mental stress due to the added workload.

The Seventh Pay Commission has not followed any scientific method in fixing up the volume of work for the middle level officers. So, the officers have decided to stage a ‘dharna’ protesting the recommendations of the commission that are reportedly against the interests of the Central Government officers.

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1.Applicable to all pre-1/7/2014 retirees.
2. Effective date : Wef 1/7/2014
3. It is a direct executive order from MOD to PDAs(Banks) for payment without waiting for Draupadi's circular of PCDA(pensions) . Means ,payment will be effected before 28 Feb 2016 (being the last pension/salary payment month in this fiscal year).
4. Family pensioners , gallantary award winners and special pension category will get their arrears in one instalment and hopefully with Feb pension.
.5.Arrears for others would be in 4 Equal , six monthly instalments (could be in Feb , Aug this year and Feb 2017 and Aug 2017).
More specific details after detailed analyses.

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Latest on Pension 33 years or 20 years - Information on Implementation order in M.O. Inasu case

More on Pension 33 years or 20 years - Information on Implementation order in M.O. Inasu case

No. 38/7/2015 - P & PW (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd January, 2016


Shri S Y Savur

Sub: Information under RTI Act, 2005


I am to refer to your online RTI application Reg No. DP&PW/R/2016/50029 dated 12.1.2016. 

2. In regard to information sought by you, it is informed that the relevant file has been sent to Ministry of Law (Department of Legal Affairs). However, a copy of your RTI application is being forwarded to CPIO, CBEC for providing a copy of order regarding implementation of court order in the case of M.O. Inasu. It may be however mentioned that no general order has been issued in respect of all pre-2006 pensioners, asalready informed. 

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4. If you are not satisfied---------------------

S K Makkar 22/1/16

CPIO/Under Secretary to the Government of India
Copy to: CPIO, Central Board of Excise & Customs (Adm IV), Ministry of Finance, 5th Floor, HUDCO Vishala, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi for providing a copy of order regarding implementation of court order in the case of M. O.Inasu to Shri S Y Savur....... 

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