Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Railway employees to get 7th Pay Commission pay scales from next month

Railway employees to get 7th Pay Commission pay scales from next month, Please read this news paper report published in Hindi Daily Bhaskar:-

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7th Pay Commission – Know how central government employees would get leaves

जानें कैसे मिलेंगी सांतवें वेतन आयोग में सरकारी कर्मियों को छुट्टियां

नई दिल्ली। बुधवार को केंद्र की मोदी सरकार ने केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों को सांतवें वेतन आयोग की गुड न्यूज दी। करीब एक करोड़ लोगों को इस नए सांतवें वेतन आयोग से फायदा मिलेगा साथ की रिटायर हो चुके कर्मियों को भी सरकार की ओर से फायदा दिया जाएगा। पिछले काफी समय से इस वेतन आयोग को लेकर काफी जद्दोजहद का माहौल था।

खैर अब जबकि यह लागू हो चुका है केंद्रीय कर्मियों ने राहत की सांस ली है। इस वेतन आयोग में कई ऐसी बातें हैं जो काफी राहत वाली हैं जैसे छुट्टियों का सिस्टम, कैसे केंद्रीय कर्मियों को छुट्टियां मिलेंगी वगैरह वगैरह। आइए आज आपको इस वेतन आयोग में शामिल ऐसी ही कुछ खास बातों के बारे में बताते हैं।

सबका पे स्केल अलग अलग

  • इस वेतन आयोग के साथ ही वर्तमान पे बैंड और ग्रेड को खत्म किया गया। नागरिकों, डिफेंस पर्सनल और मिलिट्री नर्सिंग सर्विस से जुड़े लोगों के लिए अब अलग-अलग पे स्केल होगा।
  • सभी मौजूदा स्तरों का ध्‍यान रखा गया है और सबकी सैलरी अगर बढ़ेगी तो उसमें भी कुछ नियमों का पालन होगा।
  • अब निम्नतम सैलरी प्रति माह 7,000 रुपए से लेकर 18,000 रुपए होगी। नए भर्ती होने क्लास वन ऑफिसर की शुरुआती सैलरी 56,000 रुपए होगी।
  • कई स्तरों पर डीए का जायजा लेने के बाद सरकारी कर्मियों की सैलरी और पेंशन में एक जनवरी 2016 से 14.29 प्रतिशत का इजाफा।
  • सैलरी में इजाफा तीन प्रतिशत की दर से होगा। यह इजाफा कर्मियों की बेसिक पे पर लागू होगा।
  • कैबिनेट ने डिफेंस पे में सुधार किया है। अब इंडेक्स ऑफ रैशनलाइजेश फॉर लेवल 13A ब्रिगेडियर के लिए, लेवल 12A लेफ्टिनेंट कर्नल के लिए और 13 कर्नल के लिए तय किया गया है।
  • इसके बाद आर्मी ऑफिसर की सैलरी को कंबाइंड आर्म्‍ड पुलिस फोर्सेज यानी सीएपीएफ के स्तर पर लाई गई है।
  • डिफेंस सेक्टर में ग्रेच्‍युटी को 10 लाख से बढ़ाकर 20 लाख कर दिया गया है। जब कभी भी डीए में 50 प्रतिशत का इजाफा होगा ग्रेच्‍युटी 25% बढ़ जाएगी।

कैसे मिलेंगी छुट्टियां

  • हास्पिटल लीव, स्पेशल डिसेब्लिटी लीव और सीक लीव को अब एक साथ कर दिया गया है।
  • इस नए सिस्टम को ‘वर्क रिलेटेड इलनेस एंड इंजरी’ यानी डब्‍ल्‍यूआरआईएल नाम दिया गया है।
  • इस दौरान हास्पिटल में रहने पर कर्मी को पूरी सैलरी और एलाउंस दिए जाएंगे।
  • कैबिनेट ने घर बनवाने के लिए लिए जाने वाले एडवांस को बढ़ाकर 7.50 लाख से 25 लाख तक कर दिया है।
  • सरकार ने चार इंट्रेस्ट फ्री एडवांस की व्यवस्था भी शुरू की है।
  • इसमें मेडिकल ट्रीटममेंट, ट्रांसफर के दौरान ट्रैवेल का खर्च, कर्मी के घर में बीमार व्यक्ति के लिए टीए और एलटीसी को बरकरार रखा गया है।
  • बाकी सारे इंट्रेस्ट फ्री भत्तों की व्यवस्था को पूरी तरह से खत्म कर दिया गया है।

Source:- One India

7th Pay Commission recommendations – Major gains for Commercial Staff of Railways

7th Pay Commission recommendations – Major gains for Commercial Staff of Railways

Commercial Staff

There are three categories of Commercial Staff–Commercial Clerks, Enquiry Cum Reservation Clerks (ECRCs) and Ticket Checking staff (TTEs and TCs). They are responsible for commercial duties like issuing of tickets–unreserved as well as reserved, handling enquiries, checking of tickets on board trains, etc. Their present structure, along with the employee strength in each GP is as follows: –
For Commercial Clerks, the minimum educational qualification stipulated is Class X. Entry into the cadre is only at GP 2000 – 50 percent direct recruitment through RRB; 33 1/3% through LDCE from eligible erstwhile Gr.D staff of Traffic and Commercial Departments with three years of continuous service; 16 2/3% through promotion of matriculate employees in GP 1800 from eligible categories. For ECRCs, graduation is the minimum requirement, with entry GP2800. Entry in Ticket Checking staff is at GP 1900–50% direct recruitment by RRB with the minimum educational qualification of Class X and the remaining 50 percent filled by promotion–33.33% by General Selection and 16.66 percent by LDCE with minimum qualification of Class X.

11.40.66 All the three categories have demanded improvement in their pay structure. Representations have also been received to upgrade the entry level qualification of Commercial Clerks and Ticket Checking staff from the current level of Class X to graduation. It has also been stated that with the proliferation of technology for booking unreserved and reserved tickets, the requirement of Commercial Clerks and ECRCs is going down. At the same time, with an increase in the number of trains, the need for Ticket Checking staff is on the rise. Hence, it has been suggested that these three cadres should be merged.

A clear trend towards increase in internet booking is visible, so much so that internet booking has now exceeded the counter booking. With the introduction of innovative technological solutions for the unreserved sector, like the recently launched mobile application, the counter sales of unreserved tickets are also likely to go down.

Hence, the Commission finds merit in the argument that the three categories of Commercial staff should be unified into a single cadre. Accordingly, it is recommended that they should be consolidated into one cadre called Commercial and Ticketing Staff. The cadre will have the following structure after merger:-



11.40.71 With this merger, employees in GP 1900 and GP 2400 will get the benefit of upgradation. At the same time, the job content of all three categories will be enriched, as they will be able to join any of the three streams. Organizational flexibility will be enhanced as the department will have a larger pool of employees for optimal utilization, as per the requirement.

Launching of Post office at your Door step scheme in Haryana Circle

Launching of Post office at your Door step scheme in Haryana Circle

Press Note

Under the guidance of Col Sukhdev Raj, CPMG Haryana, Sh. Jagdeep Gupta, Director Postal Services(HQ), Haryana Circle has launched “Post office at Your Doorsteps” scheme today on 13.07.2016. This scheme will be available through Haryana Circle web portal www.haryanapost.gov.in.

Customer can avail Sukanya Samridhi Account, Atal Pension Yojna & Postal Life Insurance facilities at their doorsteps.
  • Customer has to just raise the request on our website : www.haryanapost.gov.in.
  • Customer has to download the account opening form from our website
  • Customer has to keep ready 2 self attested copies of ID Proof+ Address proof+2 Photo graphs of depositor, Duly filled Account opening Form and Deposit Slip+ Investment Amount
  • Investment amount upto Rs 1000/- can be paid in cash
  • Investment amount above Rs 1000/- by cheque in favour of Postmaster
  • Customer has to handover investment amount+ documents to nominated officials by Postal Department. A receipt will also be provided in this regard.
  • Customer will be provided end to end tracking of request i.e. who will attend the customer, when the passbook will be delivered, all these information will be communicated to customer in advance.
  • In case of non having the internet connectivity, customer has the option to call on help line no 0171-2603209,2643311 to raise the request.
In the First phase, this scheme will be operational in Ambala, Panchkula, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat & Rohtak Districts. The same will be implemented in more districts subsequently in phased manner.

Chief Postmaster General
Haryana Circle, Ambala 133001




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7th Pay Commission: Key things you should avoid doing with the additional money

New Delhi: Very soon fresh hike in salaries will be visible due to implementation of recommendations made by the 7th Pay Commission to the government. However, it's highly recommended that the additional money you receive is invested wisely. You should not indulge in impulsive purchases and ensure the money is used to meet your long-term financial goals. So, the money should be utilized judiciously.

Here are key things you should avoid doing with the additional money:

1) Don't purchase additional vehicle, house

It's advisable that you must not go for a fresh purchase of vehicle when the current one is already serving your purpose and you have other important financial goals to meet. Value of vehicle only depreciates with time and hence, doesn't qualify as a very good choice.

What for are you purchasing a new house, if you already have a good enough residential area to live in? In case you are planning to rent a house, idea is not bad, but not best even. If you are a wise man, you will always go for a loan in addition to an amount you already have so as to observe tax benefits. However, on rough calculation, rent will only provide you yield of 2 percent against the loan cost of about 10 percent in addition to the processing fees. Also, there is no guarantee, the area that you want to rent finds a tenant as soon as you want. Same is true in the case you wan to sell the apartment considering weak realty market.

2) No need for additional foreign holiday

No logic justifies spend on additional foreign holiday in place of important financial investments. Although, you can avail tax relief on vacations in India, twice in four years, it's not a good idea by any means.

3) Avoid unnecessary shopping

This is the common ailment that almost every Indian suffers from. When on shopping spree, we generally forget, when to start and where to stop.

4) Be judicious in gold purchase

Financial advisors always advise to only buy gold as safe haven. If you have better investment options in front of you such as tax-free bonds, ETFs and mutual funds, avoid purchase of the bullion as the returns are much less here.

5) No need for prepayment of home loans

It's always advised that you should not prepay home loan since it provides tax benefits that actually make the loan cheap. You better pay your outstanding loans in form of credit card balances and others.

Irregularities and misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession Guidelines to be followed

Irregularities and misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession Guidelines to be followed
No.31011/3/2013-Estt (A.IV)
Government Of India
Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department Of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi – 110 001
Dated July 12, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Irregularities and misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession Guidelines to be followed.
The undersigned is directed to enclose a copy of draft O.M.on the subject noted above for comments within 15 days to the undersigned (email address:jha.sn@nic.in)
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under secretary to the Government of India
No.31011/3/2013-Estt(A.IV)
Government Of India
Ministry Of personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: ,2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Irregularities and misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession – Guidelines to be followed.
The undersigned is directed to say that some instances where some Government servants colluded with private travel agents to submit LTC claims showing inflated airfare to clandestinely obtain undue benefits like free boarding/lodging/transport of cash refunds have come to notice of the Government.
2. In order to curb these malpractices the following steps may be taken:
(i) As per instructions reiterated from time to time, in all cases whenever a Govt. Servant claims LTC by air, he/she is required to book the air tickets either directly through 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’. Proposals from different Ministries/Departments for relaxation continue to be received on the plea that the Government servant was not aware of this requirement. Vide the OM dated No.31011/3/2015-Estt (A.IV) dated 18th February, 2016 detailed guidelines on submission and processing of claims were circulated These guidelines are required to be made available to Government servants whenever they apply for LTC. Plea of ignorance of the instructions therefore cannot be used by such Government Servants.
The nodal Ministries of M/s Balmer Lawrie & Co. (Ministry of petroleum and Natural Gas), M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (Ministry of Tourism) and IRCTC (Ministry of Railways) shall issue instructions to these organisations to ensure compliance to the instructions issues vide O.M.dated 18th February, 2016 on issue of air tickets. Any violation of these instructions shall invite blacklisting.
(ii) Vide the Department of Expenditure’s O.M.No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 04.03.2011, it was clarified that reimbursement of air fare lower than LTC-80 fare of Air India is admissible for the journey(s) performed by Air India under LTC-80. LTC-80 fare is to be used as the ceiling beyond which no claim will be entertained. It has now been decided that in accordance with the canons of financial propriety, Government servants should purchase tickets at the lowest rate available at the time of booking for the date and time of scheduled journey. Government servant will be required to submit the print out of the tickets showing date and time of booking in addition to the fare charged. It may, however, be kept in mind that in some cases of cancellation/rescheduling, a refund fee may be applicable. This will be borne by the employee unless the journey had to be rescheduled/cancelled due to exigencies of work. The Authority which has approved the LTC will have the powers to cancel or reschedule it.
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(iii) While submitting the LTC claim after completion of the LTC journey, the Govt. Servant will be required to submit a self-certificate on plain paper as follows:
(1) I certify that the airfare claimed by me is in respect of the fare charged by the Airline for the air journey only and does not include any charges for any facility/undue benefit including boarding/lodging/local transport.
(2) I also certify that I have booked the ticket at the lowest fare available for the destination at the time of booking for the scheduled date and time of departure. I am aware that suppression of any information or furnishing wrong information will render me liable to disciplinary action.
3. The Administrative Ministries/Department may also from time to time do random checks from airlines whether the tickets were booked at the lowest fare available on that date. Attention of the Ministries/Departments is also invited to Rule 3(1)(i) of the Central Civil services (conduct) Rules, 1964 which requires the Government servants to maintain absolute integrity at all times. In addition, cheating/fraud also attract various sections of the India Penal code 1860. Ministries/Departments should therefore not hesitate to take severe action against employees guilty of deliberate malpractices, particularly in collusion with travel agents etc.
4. All the Ministries/Departments of Government of India are requested to bring the contents of this O.M. to the notice of all concerned.
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under secretary to the Government of India

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7th Pay Commission – Unions to put forth its demands strongly – NJCA

7th Pay Commission – Unions to put forth its demands strongly – NJCA

While Committee was formed by Cabinet to look in to revision of allowances, High Level Committee to be formed by Govt will review Minimum wage and fitment formula

7th Pay Commission – Unions to put forth its demands strongly – NJCA leader’s Interview ot India TV on formation of 7th CPC High Level Committee by Govt

We welcome one step taken forward by Government – Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra

Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra has welcomed the formation of High Level Committee formed by Ministry of Finance. While speaking on India 24×7 on 07.07.2016, Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra Convener / NJCA assured 33 Lakhs central government employees that NJCA will put forth its demands to Government very strongly and hopes positive outcome coming out of negotiations. Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra said that Minimum wages recommended by 7th Pay Commission are not acceptable to them at all and they hope that High Level Committee would do the needful in this regard in stipulated time frame i.e. four months.

Here is the video of interview given by Mr. Shiva Gopal Mishra, Convener of NJCA..

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s I-T officer wife takes...

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita has taken voluntary retirement from the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), after serving for nearly 22 years in the Income Tax department.

Sunita, last posted as Commissioner of I-T in the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in Delhi, had sought VRS earlier this year and an official order has now been issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the cadre controlling authority of the department, officials said.

The order, accessed by PTI, said her VRS would be effective from July 15.

“She will be able to enjoy her pension benefits as she has served over 20 years in service,” a senior official said. However, sources close to the Delhi Chief Minister said, “Sunita feared of victimisation by the Centre amid the ongoing tussle between the AAP government and the BJP-led Union government on several issues, and hence she sought VRS.”

51-year-old Sunita, a 1993-batch IRS officer, had met Kejriwal, a 1995-batch IRS officer, during a training programme at Bhopal after which they decided to get married.

As per records, she holds a Masters degree in Zoology.

When Kejriwal contested against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi during 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Sunita had taken a long leave from office.

“She knew her service compulsions, so could not campaign openly for him. But as a wife, she took charge of the kitchen and fed party supporters, who had come to campaign for Arvind. This was her way of backing her husband and also not breaking the service rules,” said a close aide of Kerjwal.

Incidentally, Kejriwal too had taken retirement from the service after a brief stint as an IRS officer.

SOURCE - indianexpress

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Fixation of Pay as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

Fixation of Pay as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission: Initial Appointment on or after 1.1.2016 may be fixed as follows…


7th Pay Commission salary to be paid from August


7th Pay Commission salary to be paid from August

New Delhi: The central government is going to start payment of salaries to its 48 lakh employees according to 7th Pay Commission recommendations, which are to be paid from from August salary.

As per official calculation, no huge amount will be required for the payment of salaries according to 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

7TH PAY COMMISSION SALARY TO BE PAID FROM AUGUST

The cabinet approved the new pay scales for central government employees on June 29 after considering report of the 7th Pay Commission, led by Justice A K Mathur.

“Central government employees could get the revised pay from their August salaries and arrears are to be paid ahead of festival season of Dussehra,” sources close to officials working on the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report said.

However, all existing allowances to be paid as per the existing rates in existing pay structure, as government referred all allowances including HRA, transport allowance to a committee headed by Finance Secretary for examination of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on its. The committee shall submit its report within four months. he added.

Shiv Gopal Misra, Convenor, National Joint Council Of Action (NJCA) said that the minimum pay recommended by 7th Pay Commission was not acceptable to the central government employees and hopes that the high level committee, which government will set up to look into raising minimum salary, would do the needful in this regard in stipulated time frame i.e. four months.

Mishra also confirmed from the Finance Ministry that the notification on 7th Pay Commission recommendations is under process and it will be issued shortly, payment may be made from August salary.
The NJCA is an umbrella organisation of various Central Government employees’ unions, including Railways, post and telegraph, defence, Income Tax and other central government unions.

“The notification of 7h Pay Commission recommendations will be issued shortly, so we hopefully say that central government employees will get the increased salaries under the new pay matrix from August,” a source close to the developments told The Sen Times.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitly is also very much ready to issue the notification in this regard shortly, he added.
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Maximum Entry Age for GDS Posts increased to 40years

It has been observed that due to maximum age limit of 30 years many of GDS engaged in their prime youth tend to leave for want of better opportunities and the needy and competent persons who have ceased the maximum age limit criteria are deprived of the opportunity.

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
No.17-17/2016-GDS dated 23-06-2016

To
All Heads of Circles

Sub:- Selection process for engagement to all approved categories of GDS posts – Review thereof.

Reference is invited to this Directorate order No.17-39/6/2012-GDS dated 14-01-2015 vide which the revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts was prescribed.

2. It has been observed that due to maximum age limit of 30 years many of GDS engaged in their prime youth tend to leave for want of better opportunities and the needy and competent persons who have ceased the maximum age limit criteria are deprived of the opportunity.

3. Further reference is invited to this Directorate order No.17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14-01-2015 and letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 16-09-2015 in para 2(b) (vii) of aforementioned letter it has been stipulated that “the authority higher to the recruiting authority will nominate a committee constituting of three members including recruiting authority with two others not below the rank of Inspector Posts. Beside the said authority will decide the date on which such committee will meet for finalizing selection”

4. The above orders have been reviewed and the following amendments are approved by the competent authority and shall take into effect from the date of issue of this letter.

(a) The entry age to the GDS posts shall be raised up to 40 years of age (further relaxable by 03 years to those belonging to OBC categories and 05 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST. Maximum age of Casual Labourers shall be 45 years (48 years for OBC & 50 years for SC/ST) subject to fulfilling other conditions of eligibility.

(b) The instructions about formation of committee consisting of three members prescribed vide para 2 (b) (viii) of this Directorate letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 16-09-2015 be withdrawn and the recruiting authorities may be allowed to continue engagement of GDS without formation of such committee.

(R.L.Patel)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)



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7th Pay Commission: Know the new salary of central government employees for pay band Rs 9,300-34,800

7th Pay Commission: Know the new salary of central government employees for pay band Rs 9,300-34,800

7th Pay Commission: Know the new salary of central government employees for pay band Rs 9,300-34,800

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on June 29 approved the implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on pay and pensionary benefits.
It will come into effect from January 1, 2016. The Cabinet has also decided that arrears of pay and pensionary benefits will be paid during the current financial year (2016-17) itself, unlike in the past when parts of arrears were paid in the next financial year.

The recommendations will benefit over 1 crore employees. This includes over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

The new scales of pay provide for entry-level basic pay going up from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000, while at the highest level i.e. Secretary, it would go up from Rs 90,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh. For Class 1 officers, the starting salary will be Rs 56,100.

The table below shows the new salary of central government employees fall under the pay band of Rs 9,300- Rs 34,800.