Friday, June 30, 2017

PLI & RPLI Ready Reckoner for Service Tax @2.25% - Download

Click below link to download Ready Reckoner for PLI & RPLI Service Tax @2.25%

Directorate Order on Service Tax for PLI & RPLI Raised in c/w GST Migration



SSC RESULTS 2015 : LIST OF THE CANDIDATES QUALIFIED FOR DOCUMENT VERIFICATION FOR THE POST OF POSTAL ASSISTANT/SORTING ASSISTANT


Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination, 2015 - Declaration of result of DEST/ Typing Test for appearing in document verification

Date Examination name and year Write Up Result Marks
30th June 2017 COMBINED HIGHER SECONDARY LEVEL (10+2) EXAMINATION,2015 - LIST OF THE CANDIDATES QUALIFIED FOR DOCUMENT VERIFICATION FOR THE POST OF POSTAL ASSISTANT/SORTING ASSISTANT/LDC (IN ROLL NO ORDER) click here click here
30th June 2017 COMBINED HIGHER SECONDARY LEVEL (10+2) EXAMINATION,2015 - LIST OF THE CANDIDATES QUALIFIED FOR DOCUMENT VERIFICATION FOR THE POST OF DEO (IN ROLL NO ORDER) click here click here

Speed Net Version 4.5 Update 2

Download SpeedNet 4.5 Update 2 :

Instructions for Upgradation:

  • Take a print out of the check list and fill up response for each action.
  • Ensure that SpeedNet or Speednet Communication is not in use in any system at the time of upgradation.
  • Take full backup of existing databases (i.e., POSPCC and POSPCCBACKUP) before attempting uupgradation.
  • Download the file SpeedOne Updater.exe from the ftp site. 
  • Copy the SpeedOne Updater.exe to the Speednet folder in the client system and run it from there.
  • Run the SpeedOne Updater.exe with administrative rights. Watch for successful execution of each script and update the check list simultaneously.
  • Run SpeedNet Communication after upgradation in any one client system so that the database upgradation will not happen repeatedly. This also ensures that version upgradation status messages are created and transmitted to central server for reflection in Speednet MIS.

Meghdoot Version 7.9.8 for Post Offices

Download latest version from its official Site:

Instructions:


  • Take Back of all databases pertaining to MM modules
  • Download latest update from FTP
  • Update Using Script Tool and Replace exe with latest one.
  • Raise ticket with CEPT HDMS in case of any issues.

GST Configuration on Point of Sale Module in Post Offices

Please configure the GSTN number of your office, along with office situated in State or Union Territory (based on your circle whether your circle is state or Union Territory) through Supervisor login under MyOffice-->Environment.
Configuration of these values is must for working with GST rates.
Counter receipts for PLI, RPLI, SpeedPost & Express Parcel are modified in a way that the CGST, SGST & UTGST figures are displayed separately. 

Provision to capture GSTN of customers for Speedpost & ExpressParcel booking is included.

NPS , PLI & RPLI services are updated in par with GST rates

X, Y या Z : जानिए किस शहर में हैं आप, 7वें वेतन आयोग में कितनी बढ़ेगी सैलरी? - सातवें वेतन आयोग के भत्‍तों की मंजूरी

पटना के केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों को केंद्र सरकार द्वारा दी जाने वाले सातवें पे कमीशन के तहत एचआरए के लिए तय की गई श्रेणियों के मुताबिक एक्स श्रेणी की सुविधा मिलेगी।

पटना [जेएनएन]। केंद्र सरकार ने सातवें वेतन आयोग की एचआरए (मकान किराया भत्ता) से जुड़ी सिफारिशों को कल अपनी मंजूरी दे दी है। एचआरए के लिए आयोग ने शहरों को तीन श्रेणियों (X, Y और Z) में बांटा है। इन श्रेणियों के मुताबिक कर्मचारियों को क्रमश: 24, 16 और 8 प्रतिशत के हिसाब से एचआरए दिया जाएगा।

उदाहरण के लिए यदि आपका बेसिक पे 20000 है और आप दिल्ली में रहते हैं तो आपको 4800 रुपये एचआरए के रूप में मिलेंगे। यह डीए और अन्य भत्तों के साथ आपकी बेसिक सैलरी में जुड़कर मिलेगी।
इस श्रेणी में पटना एक्स श्रेणी में आता है तो इस तरह से पटना के केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों को एक्स स्लैब वाला एचआरए दिया जाएगा। इसे लेकर केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के बीच खुशी की लहर व्याप्त है।

ऐसे में जाहिर है लोग यह पता कर रहे हैं कि उन्हें किस स्लैब में एचआरए मिलेगा। आइए हम बता रहे हैं कि जिस शहर में आप पोस्टेड हैं वह किस श्रेणी में आता है।

2011 की जनगणना के बाद पुणे और अहमदाबाद को वाय श्रेणी से एक्स श्रेणी में अपग्रेड किया गया था, वहीं 21 शहरों को जेड श्रेणी से वाय श्रेणी में अपग्रेड किया गया था। इस नई क्लासिफिकेशन के आधार पर ही अप्रैल 2014 से सरकारी कर्मचारियों को एचआरए दिया जा रहा है।

एक्स श्रेणी के शहरः अहमदाबाद, बेंगलुरु, चेन्नई, दिल्ली, कोलकाता, हैदराबाद, मुंबई पुणे.

वाय श्रेणीः आगरा, अजमेर, इलाहाबाद, अमरावती, अमृतसर, आसनसोल, औरंगाबाद, बरेली, बेलगांव, भावनगर, भिवंडी, भोपाल, भुबनेश्वर, बीकानेर, बोकारो, चंडीगढ़, कोयंबटूर, कटक, देहरादून, धनबाद, दुर्ग-भिलाई, दुर्गापुर, इरोड, फरीदाबाद, फिरोजाबाद, गाजियाबाद, गोरखपुर, गुलबर्गा, गुंटूर, गुड़गांव, गुवाहाटी, ग्वालियर, हुबली-धारवाड़, इंदौर, जबलपुर, जयपुर, जालंधर, जम्मू, जामनगर, जमशेदपुर, झांसी, जोधपुर, कानपुर, कन्नूर, काकीनाड़ा, कोच्ची, कोट्टायम, कोल्हापुर, कोल्लम, कोटा, कोझिकोड़, कुर्नूल, लखनऊ, लुधियाना, मदुरई, मलप्पुरम, मालेगांव, मैंगलोर, मेरठ, मुरादाबाद, मैसूर, नागपुर, नासिक, नल्लौर, नोएडा, पटना, पुदुच्चेरी, रायपुर, राजकोट, राजामुंद्री, रांची, राउरकेला, सालेम, सांगली, सिलिगुड़ी, सोलापुर, श्रीनगर, सूरत, तिरुअनंतपुरम, पलक्कड़, थ्रिसुर, तिरुचिरापल्ली, तिरुप्पुर, उज्जैन, वड़ोदरा, वाराणसी, वसई-विरार सिटी, विजयवाड़ा, विशाखापट्टनम, वारंगल।

एचआरए की नई दरें 

-जब किसी सरकारी कर्मचारी का डीए बेसिक पे का 25% तक पहुंचेगा, तो उसे अलग-अलग कैटगरी के शहरों के लिए एचआरए 27%, 18% और 9% की दर से मिलेगा.

-जब किसी सरकारी कर्मचारी का डीए बेसिक का 50% तक पहुंचेगा तो उसे अलग-अलग कैटगरी के शहरों के लिए एचआरए 30%, 20% और 10% की दर से मिलेगा.

-निचले स्तर के कर्मचारियों के लिए एक फ्लोर तय किया जाएगा, उनका एचआरए उसी के आधार पर तय होगा.

सियाचिन भत्ता में बढ़ोत्तरी

-सातवें वेतन आयोग ने लेवल 9 और उसके ऊपर के लिए 31,500 की सिफारिश की थी.

-सरकार ने उसे बढ़ाकर 42,500 करने का फैसला किया है.

-सातवें वेतन आयोग ने लेवल 8 और उसके नीचे के लिए 21,000 की सिफारिश की थी.

-सरकार ने उसे बढ़ाकर 30,000 करने का फैसला किया है।

कर्मचारियों के भत्ते में सुधार

-पेंशनधारियों को फ्री मेडिकल भत्ता हर महीने 500 रुपये से बढ़ाकर 1000 रुपये किया गया.

-रिमोट इलाकों में काम करने वाले कर्मचारियों को स्पेशल कम्पन्सेशन भत्ता की व्यवस्था में सुधार किया गया है.

-टेक्निकल भत्ता को पुनर्गठित किया गया है।

SB Order 4/17 - Deposit of specified Bank notes with Reserve Bank

SB Order 4/2017 : Deposit of specified Bank notes with Reserve Bank.

Revision of Interest rates for Small Savings Scheme - DOP SB Order 05/2017

86% timely wage payment under MGNREGS in 2017-18

86% timely wage payment under MGNREGS in 2017-18 
Under MGNREGS, April to June, 2017 has seen a significant demand for wage labour specially for water conservation works. Nearly 75 Crore person days of work has already been created and more is expected by 15th July, 2017. This means that nearly 80 lakhs to 1 crore workers are coming everyday for work in different parts of the country under MGNREGS. Over 86% of them are paid within 15 days. This is a remarkable improvement compared to earlier years. 99% payments are on the electronic Financial Management System (e-FMS). The Central Government has ensured timely release of funds and States have responded by strengthening the implementation machinery to provide timely payments.
The thrust on agriculture and allied activities, is showing at the field level with 74% expenditure on these works. 2,264 water stressed blocks have received special attention for Natural Resource Management, Water Harvesting and Water Conservation. 2.62 lakh water conservation works have been completed in the Current Financial Year including 1,31,789 Farm Ponds across the country. MGNREGS has created over 91 lakh hectares irrigation potential in the last 2 years which is currently being evaluated by the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi. The report is expected by 30th September, 2017.

1.45 crore assets of MGNREGS have been geo-tagged so far and are in the public domain. 5.2 crore workers are already on the Aadhar-based Payment System (ABPS) and over 9 crore workers have seeded their Aadhar details with consent in NREGA Soft MIS. 87% job cards have been verified and 1.1 crore job cards have been deleted so far after giving reasons. There has been a registration of 89 lakh new job cards to ensure that deprived households get work.

24 States have set up independent Social Audit Units and 3100 State Resource Persons have been trained to conduct social audit as per auditing standards. Large scale training of Self-Help Group women as Village Resource Persons for social audit is being undertaken. 5,245 Bare Foot Technicians (BFT) have been trained so far in 19 States to provide technical support at field level. Stress has been laid on public information and Citizen Information Boards at all work sites is being ensured. Record maintenance has been simplified and over 90% Gram Panchayats have already adopted the simplified seven Registers.
Concerted efforts to move MGNREGS workers on the skilling ladder through placement-based wage employment under DDUGKY and self-employment with Bank linkage through Rural Self-Employment Training Institutes (RESTIs) have also been going on effectively across the States. Diversification of livelihoods through women Self-Help Groups is the core thrust of MGNREGS for sustainable economic well-being of the poor households.

Shri Shivagopal Mishra extended thanks to the Government for restoring 34 allowances

General Secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation and Secretary, Staff Side(JCM), Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, welcomed decision of the Union Cabinet for restoring rates of House Rent Allowance @ 10%,20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees covered from levels 1 to 3, “however, demand of the Staff Side(JCM) for similar rate of HRA to other Group `C’ staff should also have been acceded to”, he added.
Shri Mishra applauded the decision of the Central Government for amending 50% DA barrier for increasing HRA @ 09%, 18% and 27% when DA exceeds 25% as also @ 10%, 20% and 30% on Dearness Allowance exceeding 50%. He further added that, “similar principle could have been adopted on other allowances which are DA indexed”.

Shri Mishra also thanked the government for restoring 34 allowances, particularly from the Railways 12 allowances, including Breakdown Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Trip Allowance, Additional Allowance, Cycle Allowance as also Special Allowance to Trackmen, Section Controllers and Loco Pilot (Goods) and Sr. Passenger Guards on enhanced rates.

Shri Mishra, however, emphasized that, main demand of the Central Government Employees for increasing Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula as well as Guaranteed Minimum Pension for the Central Government Employees, appointed on or after 01.01.2004, should also be considered by the government sympathetically and orders to this effect be issued at an earliest in view of the widespread anxiety and discontentment prevailing among the Central Government Employees.

He appreciated the government for increasing the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500 p.m. to Rs.1000 p.m.

Shri Mishra further said that, Staff Side(JCM) is thankful to the government for increasing various allowances for Nursing Staff and extending Patient Care Allowance to Ministerial Staff working in the hospitals, and at the same time hopeful for increasing the same for other categories of staff also.

Source : AIRF

Revision of Interest Rates for Small Savings Schemes from 1.7.2017 to 30.9.2017 : Finance Ministry Order

Revision of Interest Rates for Small Savings Schemes from 1.7.2017 to 30.9.2017 : Finance Ministry Order.

General Guidelines for the prevention of Ransomware (Petya)


Migration to GST - Invoicing procedures , Tax rates and changes in software -reg : DoP Order

Migration to GST - Invoicing procedures , Tax rates and changes in software -reg : DoP Order.

Transport Allowance Not Given Any Raise

For most of the allowances that were retained, the 7th CPC recommended a raise commensurate with inflation as reflected in the rates of Dearness Allowance (DA). Accordingly, fully DA-indexed allowances such as Transport Allowance were not given any raise. Allowances not indexed to DA were raised by a factor of 2.25 and the partially indexed ones by a factor of 1.5. The quantum of allowances paid as a percentage of pay was rationalised by a factor of 0.8.

How to Be Happy When You’re in an Unhappy Situation

Sometimes life throws you into a miserable situation, and it can seem pretty dark.
Just a few examples of unhappy situations:
  • You lost a loved one
  • You received bad news
  • Your finances are messed up
  • You’re having a bad day at work
  • Your partner is mad at you or has broken up with you
  • You’re sick or really tired
  • You’re in pain

Someone has hurt you emotionally

These are terrible, and it’s normal to be pretty unhappy when things like this happen. You might wonder why life sucks so hard. Why can’t things be better?

Often things are out of our control, and we can’t always fix these situations, at least not easily or right away. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find happiness somewhere in that miserable situation.

Happiness is possible, if you learn a few simple techniques:

Allow yourself to be unhappy. When we’re feeling bad, feeling in pain, all we want is to get away from it. Ignore it, pretend you’re fine, comfort yourself from the pain, shield yourself, lash out in defensiveness, numb it with drugs, distract yourself. This is a very human response. But actually, wanting to get away from the unhappiness doesn’t make it better. It usually just prolongs the pain, makes problems worse. Instead, tell yourself that it’s OK to feel unhappy, it’s OK to feel pain. Pause and allow yourself to feel it, to fully be immerse in that unhappiness. See that it’s OK, and be curious about it, explore it, become intimate with it. It’s not pleasant, but it doesn’t kill you. And in fact, it’s where the healing starts, where growth happens.

See the pain as aliveness. Now that you’re face-to-face with the pain and misery, now that you’re touching it and intimate with it … see that in fact, it is a tender feeling of being alive. Life isn’t numbness and avoidance (at least, not exclusively), and it’s not all butterflies and sunshine. Being alive means feeling pain, feeling fear, feeling disconnected sometimes. Allow yourself to feel it, and imagine that this is what living feels like. Yeah, you could say, “That sucks,” or you could say, “What an interesting experience, being alive.” It’s like bungie jumping or how I imagine it would feel if you discovered you could fly: full of fear, excitement, shock and joy. That is an incredible experience. You’re having one of those right now.

Find gratitude somewhere. Being fully alive, being fully immersed in this experience of this moment … what is there to be grateful for? Even small things, like the sight of leaves outside trembling in the wind or someone laughing nearby. Or things we take for granted, like eyesight and music. Having relationships. Being supported by millions of people. Being able to do all the things you can do. The taste of a strawberry or the smell of food being cooked. Your breath. You can find gratitude for any of these things, at any time, including right now. Find three happy things in this moment to be grateful for.

Find joy in being alive. You are alive! You should be singing from the hilltops. Even in our worst moments, we can find some joy in this not-small fact, that we are alive. Your heart is pumping. How freakin’ awesome is that?

Yeah, I know. It’s hard. I’m not saying that doing this will magically make everything better. But there’s always joy to be found in every moment, if we dare to look.

Instructions on migration to GST

Instructions on migration to GST

Click Here to view the instructions on migration to GST.

All India Letter Writing Competition - "Dear Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) you inspire me...."

Despite Dip In Sales, Postcards And Inland Letters Still Make Their Presence Felt

According to Department of Posts, inland letters and postcards continue to sell reasonably well in post-offices across the country.

In the era of smartphones and emails, one hardly thinks of inland letters and postcards when it comes to sending a message across. But an RTI query by The Indian Express with the Department of Posts shows that inland letters and postcards continue to sell reasonably well in post-offices across the country. 
The newspaper reported that in 2015, 4.80 crore inland letters were sold at 159 post-offices across the country, as compared to 2010’s nearly 6.64 crore, according to the Right to Information reply. The numbers might show a drop in sales, but it’s still a reasonably good figure, considering growing number of smart gadgets usage with every passing year. 

As many as 15 crore postcards were sold in 2010 in 2015, while 13 crore were sold in 2015. Meghdoot postcards, which come with a space dedicated to advertisement, also posted impressive sales — around 26 lakh in 2010 and 21 lakh in 2015, reported the newspaper. 

“People keep using postcards and inland letters as they are the cheapest ways of communication. Everyone can afford it. Although 50 paise coins have been demonetised, postcards continue to sell for that. Another reason for their consistent sale is that postage rates are not revised very frequently,” Ganesh Sawaleshwarkar, postmaster general, Pune region to The Indian Express. 

In 2015, PTI reported that during the financial year 2013-14, the deficit of the Department of Posts was Rs. 5,473.10 crore as against the previous year's deficit of Rs. 5,425.89 crore, which is an increase of 0.87%.

The department said total revenue earned including remuneration for savings bank and savings certificates work during the year 2013-14 was Rs 10,730.42 crore while the gross working expenditure was Rs 16,796.71 crore. The DoP though recovered Rs 593.19 crore from other ministries and departments, so the deficit turned out to be Rs 5,473.10 crore for the reported period.

Cabinet Approves Children Education Allowance (CEA)

8.17.11 CEA is paid to government employees to take care of schooling and hostel requirements of their children. The rates of CEA are double for a differently abled child.



CABINET DECISION ON CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE
Rate of Children Education Allowance (CEA) has been increased from ₹1500 per month / child (max. 2) to ₹2250 per month / child (max.2). Hostel Subsidy will also go up from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.

7वां वेतन आयोग: एच.आर.ए. की 24%,16% और 8% की दर सरकार द्वारा मंजूर – एच.आर.ए. अब ₹5400, ₹3600, ₹1800 से कम नहीं होगी.

आंशिक संशोधनों के साथ बुधवार को कैबिनेट ने केन्द्रीय कर्मचारियों के लिए मकान किराये भत्ते एच.आर.ए. में सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों को मंजूरी दे दी है. बढ़ा हुआ मकान किराया भत्ता 01.07.2017 यानि अगले महीने से कर्मचारियों को दिया जाएगा.

सातवें वेतन आयोग में एच.आर.ए. अब किस दर से मिलेगा:

कैबिनेट ने सातवें वेतन आयोग द्वारा तय किये गये दर को बरकरार रखा है. सातवें वेतन आयोग ने एक्स क्लास के शहरों के कर्मचारियों के लिए मूल वेतन का 24 प्रतिशत, वाई क्लास के कर्मचारियों के लिए मूल वेतन को 16 प्रतिशत तथा अन्य यानि जेड क्लास के शहरों के लिए 8 प्रतिशत की दर की शिफारिश की थी जिसे सरकार ने मान लिया. अब निम्नलिखित अनुसार एच.आर.ए. जुलाई 2017 से केन्द्रीय कर्मचारियों को दिये जाएंगे:
  • एक्स श्रेणी यानि 50 लाख से अधिक आबादी के शहरों के लिए 24 या न्यूनतम ₹ 5400
  • वाई श्रेणी यानि 5 लाख से 50 लाख की आबादी के शहरों के लिए 16 प्रतिशत या न्यूनतम ₹3600
  • जेड श्रेणी यानि 5 लाख से कम आबादी के शहरों के लिए 8 प्रतिशत या न्यूनतम ₹1800
न्यूनतम वेतन वाले कर्मचारियों के लिए एच.आर.ए. की दर 30%, 20%, 10% के अनुसार
कर्मचारियों की मांग थी कि एच.आर.ए. की दर को छठे वेतन आयोग के अनुसार ही 30, 20, 10 प्रतिशत रखा जाए, पर सरकार ने इसे पूर्ण रूप से नहीं माना. सरकार ने एच.आर.ए. की न्यूनतम सीमा तय करते हुए कम वेतन पाने वाले कर्मचारियों को इसका फायदा दिया है.

वेतन मैट्रिक्स लेवल 1 में न्यूनतम वेतन रु.18000 पाने वाले कर्मचारी के लिए एच.आर.ए. की दर 30,20,10 प्रतिशत ही होगी. सरकार ने एच.आर.ए. की न्यूनतम सीमा ₹ 5400, ₹ 3600, ₹ 1800 रखी है जिसका फायदा वेतन मैट्रिक्स लेवल 1 के प्रथम 10 स्लैब/इंडेक्स, लेवल 2 के प्रथम 4 स्लैब/इंडेक्स तथा लेवल 3 के पहले स्लैब/इंडेक्स का वेतन पाने वाले कर्मचारियों को मिल पायेगा.

मंहगाई भत्ते के बढ़ने के साथ एच.आर.ए. में बढ़ोत्तरी

सातवें वेतन आयोग की शिफारिशों के अनुसार महंगाई भत्ते डी.ए. की दर के साथ एच.आर.ए. को लिंक किया गया था तथा डी.ए. 50 प्रतिशत होने पर एच. आर.ए. की दर 27%, 18%, 9% एवं डी.ए. 100 प्रतिशत होने पर एच.आर.ए. की दर 30%, 20%, 10% करने की सिफारिश की थी. परन्तु सरकार ने इसमें संशोधन करते हुए डी.ए. 25 प्रतिशत होने पर एच. आर.ए. की दर 27%, 18%, 9% एवं डी.ए. 50 प्रतिशत होने पर एच.आर.ए. की दर 30%, 20%, 10% करने की मंजूरी देते हुए कर्मचारियों को राहत प्रदान की है.

Press Release after the approval of Allowances by Govt. of India

PRESS RELEASE

New Delhi: 29th June, 2017 – General Secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation and Secretary, Staff Side(JCM), Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, welcomed decision of the Union Cabinet for restoring rates of House Rent Allowance @ 10%,20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees covered from levels 1 to 3, “however, demand of the Staff Side(JCM) for similar rate of HRA to other Group `C’ staff should also have been acceded to”, he added.

Shri Mishra applauded the decision of the Central Government for amending 50% DA barrier for increasing HRA @ 09%, 18% and 27% when DA exceeds 25% as also @ 10%, 20% and 30% on Dearness Allowance exceeding 50%. He further added that, “similar principle could have been adopted on other allowances which are DA indexed”.

Shri Mishra also thanked the government for restoring 34 allowances, particularly from the Railways 12 allowances, including Breakdown Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Trip Allowance, Additional Allowance, Cycle Allowance as also Special Allowance to Trackmen, Section Controllers and Loco Pilot (Goods) and Sr. Passenger Guards on enhanced rates.
Shri Mishra, however, emphasized that, main demand of the Central Government Employees for increasing Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula as well as Guaranteed Minimum Pension for the Central Government Employees, appointed on or after 01.01.2004, should also be considered by the government sympathetically and

orders to this effect be issued at an earliest in view of the widespread anxiety and discontentment prevailing among the Central Government Employees.

He appreciated the government for increasing the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500 p.m. to Rs.1000 p.m.

Shri Mishra further said that, Staff Side(JCM) is thankful to the government for increasing various allowances for Nursing Staff and extending Patient Care Allowance to Ministerial Staff working in the hospitals, and at the same time hopeful for increasing the same for other categories of staff also.
Source : http://www.airfindia.org/2017/06/29/press-release-after-the-approval-of-allowances-by-govt-of-india/

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cabinet Decision on 7th CPC Transport Allowance

Cabinet Decision on 7th CPC Transport Allowance
Cabinet Committee has decided to implement the recommendations of 7th CPC on Transport Allowance without any change.
In its official report, “For most of the allowances that were retained, the 7th CPC recommended a raise commensurate with inflation as reflected in the rates of Dearness Allowance (DA). Accordingly, fully DA-indexed allowances such as Transport Allowance were not given any raise. Allowances not indexed to DA were raised by a factor of 2.25 and the partially indexed ones by a factor of 1.5. The quantum of allowances paid as a percentage of pay was rationalised by a factor of 0.8.”

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No Arrears for Allowances : Confederation hold Nationwide Protest in front of all offices

CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES AGAIN BETRAYED BY NDA GOVERNMENT.

DATE OF EFFECT FROM 01-01-2016 AND RESTORATION OF RATE OF HRA DENIED

HOLD NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES

NDA Government has once again betrayed the entire Central Govt Employees. The demand of the employees to restore HRA to 30, 20 & 10% is denied. Date of effect for allowances is fixed as 01-07-2017 denying 18 months arrears.
The BJP lead NDA Government deliberately delayed the legitimate right of the employees. The assurance given by Cabinet Ministers regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula is also not honoured till date. NDA Government is the worst Government as far as employees and workers are concerned.

Confederation National Secretariat calls upon entire Central Govt Employees to hold demonstrations in front of all Central Govt Offices protesting against the anti-employees, anti-workers stand of the NDA Government.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation

Source : Confederation

7th CPC Allowances for Pensioners : Fixed Medical Allowances increased to Rs.1000 PM

Rate of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Pensioners has been increased from Rs.500 per month to Rs.1000 per month. This will benefit more than 5 lakh central government pensioners not availing CGHS facilities.

i.The rate of Constant Attendance Allowance granted on 100% disablement has been increased from Rs.4500 per month to Rs.6750 per month.

7th CPC Tough Location Allowance

Some allowances based on geographical location such as Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA), Sunderban Allowance & Tribal Area Allowance have been subsumed in Tough Location Allowance. The areas under TLA have been classified into three categories and the rates will be governed as per different cells of R&H Matrix and will be in the range of Rs.1000 – Rs.5300 per month. The 7th CPC had recommended that TLA will not be admissible with Special Duty Allowance (SDA) payable in North-East, Ladakh and the Islands. Government has decided that employees will be given the option to avail of the benefit of SCRLA at pre-revised rates along with SDA at revised rates.

Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 7th CPC allowances

Number of allowances recommended to be abolished and subsumed
Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 allowances which were recommended to be abolished by the 7th CPC. The decision to retain these allowances has been taken keeping in view the specific functional requirements of Railways, Posts and Scientific Departments such as Space and Atomic Energy.

It has also been decided that 3 of the 37 allowances recommended to be subsumed by the 7th CPC will continue as separate identities. This has been done on account of the unique nature of these allowances. The rates of these allowances have also been enhanced as per the formula adopted by the 7th CPC.

This will benefit over one lakh employees belonging to specific categories in Railways, Posts, Defence and Scientific Departments.

Highlights on 7th CPC Allowances approved by Cabinet [Video]

Highlights on Children Education Allowances (CEA)

Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to all employees:

(i) Rate of Children Education Allowance (CEA) has been increased from ₹1500 per month / child (max. 2) to 2250 per month / child (max.2). Hostel Subsidy will also go up from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.
(ii) Existing rates of Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities has been doubled from ₹1500 per month to 3000 per month.
(iii) Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians has been increased from ₹2000 – ₹10000(Grant) to ₹10000 – ₹30000 (Grant)
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Cabinet Approval on Fixed Medical Allowance & Constant Attendance Allowance

7th CPC: Cabinet Approval on Fixed Medical Allowance & Constant Attendance Allowance
10. Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Pensioners

Rate of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Pensioners has been increased from ₹500 per month to ₹1000 per month. This will benefit more than 5 lakh central government pensioners not availing CGHS facilities.

i. The rate of Constant Attendance Allowance granted on 100% disablement has been increased from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

मोदी कैबिनेट, ने 47 लाख सरकारी कर्मचारियों को दिया तोहफा

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7th CPC Allowances : House Rent Allowance

7th CPC Allowances : House Rent Allowance

HRA is currently paid @ 30% for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. 7th CPC has recommended reduction in the existing rates to 24% for X, 16% for Y and 8% for Z category of cities. As the HRA at the reduced rates may not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, it has been decided that HRA shall not be less than Rs. 5400, Rs.3600 and Rs.1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of Rs.18000. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees belonging to Levels 1 to 3.
7th CPC had also recommended that HRA rates will be revised upwards in two phases to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%. Keeping in view the current inflation trends, the Government has decided that these rates will be revised upwards when DA crosses 25% and 50% respectively. This will benefit all employees who do not reside in government accommodation and get HRA.

7th CPC Allowance : Dress Allowance

7th CPC Allowance : Dress Allowance 
At present, various types of allowances are paid for provisioning and maintenance of uniforms/outfits such as Washing Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Outfit Allowance etc. These have been rationalised and subsumed in newly proposed Dress Allowance to be paid annually in four slabs @ Rs.5000, Rs.10,000, Rs.15,000 and Rs.20,000 per annum for various category of employees. This allowance will continue to be paid to Nurses on a monthly basis in view of high maintenance and hygiene requirements. Government has decided to pay higher rate of Dress Allowance to SPG personnel keeping in view the existing rates of Uniform Allowance paid to them (which is higher than the rates recommended by the 7th CPC) as also their specific requirements. The rates for specific clothing for different categories of employees will be governed separately.

Detail of Highlights of cabinet approves recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances

Cabinet approves recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances shall come into effect from 1st July, 2017 and shall affect more than 48 lakh central government employees.

While approving the recommendations of the 7th CPC on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had decided to set up the Committee on Allowances (CoA) in view of substantial changes in the existing provisions and a number of representations received. The modifications are based on suggestions made by the CoA in its Report submitted to Finance Minister on 27th April, 2017 and the Empowered Committee of Secretaries set up to screen the recommendations of 7th CPC.

7th CPC recommendations on Allowances

The 7th CPC had adopted a three-pronged approach in examining a total of 197 allowances which involved an assessment of the need for continuation of each allowance, appropriateness of the set of people covered by the allowance and rationalisation which involved clubbing of allowances with similar objectives. Based on the examination on these lines, the 7th CPC recommended that 53 allowances be abolished and 37 be subsumed in an existing or a newly proposed allowance.

For most of the allowances that were retained, the 7th CPC recommended a raise commensurate with inflation as reflected in the rates of Dearness Allowance (DA). Accordingly, fully DA-indexed allowances such as Transport Allowance were not given any raise. Allowances not indexed to DA were raised by a factor of 2.25 and the partially indexed ones by a factor of 1.5. The quantum of allowances paid as a percentage of pay was rationalised by a factor of 0.8.

A new paradigm has been evolved to administer the allowances linked to risk and hardship. The myriad allowances, their categories and sub–categories pertaining to civilians employees, CAPF and defence personnel have been fitted into a table called the Risk and Hardship Matrix (R&H Matrix). The Matrix has nine cellsdenoting varying degrees of risk and hardship with one extra cell at the top named as RH - Max to include Siachen Allowance. Multiple rates applicable to individual allowances will be replaced by two slab rates for every cell of the R&H Matrix.

Modifications approved by the Cabinet

The modifications approved today were finalised by the E-CoS based on the recommendations of the CoA. The CoA had undertaken extensive stakeholder consultations before finalising its recommendations. It had interacted with Joint Consultative Machinery (Staff side) and representatives from various staff associations. Most of the modifications are on account of continuing requirement of some of the existing arrangements, administrative exigencies and to further the rationalization of the allowances structure.

Financial Implications

The modifications approved by the Government in the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances will lead to a modest increase of ₹1448.23 crore per annum over the projections made by the 7th CPC. The 7th CPC, in its Report, had projected the additional financial implication on allowances at ₹29,300 crore per annum. The combined additional financial implication on account of the 7th CPC recommendations along with the modifications approved by the Cabinet is estimated at ₹30748.23 crore per annum.

Highlights of Cabinet approval on Allowances

1. Number of allowances recommended to be abolished and subsumed:
Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 allowances which were recommended to be abolished by the 7th CPC. The decision to retain these allowances has been taken keeping in view the specific functional requirements of Railways, Posts and Scientific Departments such as Space and Atomic Energy. It has also been decided that 3 of the 37 allowances recommended to be subsumed by the 7th CPC will continue as separate identities. This has been done on account of the unique nature of these allowances. The rates of these allowances have also been enhanced as per the formula adopted by the 7th CPC. This will benefit over one lakh employees belonging to specific categories in Railways, Posts, Defence and Scientific Departments.

2. House Rent Allowance
HRA is currently paid @ 30% for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities. 7th CPC has recommended reduction in the existing rates to 24% for X, 16% for Y and 8% for Z category of cities. As the HRA at the reduced rates may not be sufficient for employees falling in lower pay bracket, it has been decided that HRA shall not be less than ₹5400, ₹3600 and ₹1800 for X, Y and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of ₹18000. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees belonging to Levels 1 to 3.

7th CPC had also recommended that HRA rates will be revised upwards in two phases to 27%, 18% and 9% when DA crosses 50% and to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%. Keeping in view the current inflation trends, the Government has decided that these rates will be revised upwards when DA crosses 25% and 50% respectively. This will benefit all employees who do not reside in government accommodation and get HRA.

3. Siachen Allowance
7th CPC had placed Siachen Allowance in the RH-Max cell of the R&H Matrix with two slabs of ₹21,000 and ₹31,500. Recognizing the extreme nature of risk and hardship faced by officers / PBORs on continuous basis in Siachen, the Government has decided to further enhance the rates of Siachen Allowance which will now go up from the existing rate from ₹14,000 to ₹30,000 per month for Jawans & JCOs (Level 8 and below) and from ₹21,000 to ₹42,500 per month for Officers (Level 9 and above). With this enhancement, Siachen Allowance will become more than twice the existing rates. It will benefit all the soldiers and officers of Indian Army who are posted in Siachen.

4. Dress Allowance
At present, various types of allowances are paid for provisioning and maintenance of uniforms/outfits such as Washing Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Outfit Allowance etc. These have been rationalised and subsumed in newly proposed Dress Allowance to be paid annually in four slabs @ ₹5000,₹10,000, ₹15,000 and ₹20,000 per annum for various category of employees. This allowance will continue to be paid to Nurses on a monthly basis in view of high maintenance and hygiene requirements. Government has decided to pay higher rate of Dress Allowance to SPG personnel keeping in view the existing rates of Uniform Allowance paid to them (which is higher than the rates recommended by the 7th CPC) as also their specific requirements. The rates for specific clothing for different categories of employees will be governed separately.

5. Tough Location Allowance
Some allowances based on geographical location such as Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA), Sunderban Allowance & Tribal Area Allowance have been subsumed in Tough Location Allowance. The areas under TLA have been classified into three categories and the rates will be governed as per different cells of R&H Matrix and will be in the range of ₹1000 - ₹5300 per month. The 7th CPC had recommended that TLA will not be admissible with Special Duty Allowance (SDA) payable in North-East, Ladakh and the Islands. Government has decided that employees will be given the option to avail of the benefit of SCRLA at pre-revised rates along with SDA at revised rates.

6. Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to all employees:
(i) Rate of Children Education Allowance (CEA) has been increased from ₹1500 per month / child (max. 2) to ₹2250 per month / child (max.2). Hostel Subsidy will also go up from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.
(ii) Existing rates of Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities has been doubled from ₹1500 per month to ₹3000 per month.
(iii) Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians has been increased from ₹2000 - ₹10000 (Grant) to ₹10000 - ₹30000 (Grant).
7. Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Uniformed Services: Defence, CAPFs, Police, Indian Coast Guard and Security Agencies

i. The 7th CPC has recommended abolition of Ration Money Allowance (RMA) and free ration to Defence officers posted in peace areas. It has been decided that Ration Money Allowance will continue to be paid to them and directly credited to their account. It will benefit 43000 Defence officers.

ii. Technical Allowance (Tier - I & II) are paid to Defence officers belonging to technical branches @₹3000 per month and ₹4500 per month. 7th CPC has recommended that Technical Allowance (Tier - II) be merged with Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence personnel. In view of the specific requirements of Defence Forces for the Defence personnel to keep pace with changing Defence requirements and technologies, the Government has decided not to discontinue Technical Allowance. The list of courses for these allowances will be reviewed to remain in sync with the latest technical advancements in Defence.

iii. The facility of one additional free railway warrant (Leave Travel Concession) presently granted to personnel of Defence Forces serving in field/high altitude/CI Ops shall also be extended to all personnels of CAPFs and the Indian Coast Guard. 

iv. Rates of High Altitude Allowance granted to Defence Forces and CAPF personnel will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from ₹810 - ₹16800 per month to ₹2700 – ₹25000 per month.

v. Field Area Allowances are granted to Indian Army, Air Force & CAPF personnel. The rates of Field Area Allowances (Modified Field, Field & Highly Active) will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from ₹1200 - ₹12600 per month to ₹6000 - ₹16900 per month. Classification of field areas for this allowance will be done by Ministry of Defence for Defence personnel and by Ministry of Home Affairs for CAPFs.

vi. The rates of Counter Insurgency Ops (CI Ops) Allowance, granted to Defence and CAPFs while deployed in counter – insurgency operations will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from ₹3000 - ₹11700 per month to ₹6000 – ₹16900 per month.

vii. Rates of MARCOS and Chariot Allowance granted to marine commandos of Indian Navy will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from ₹10500 - ₹15750 per month to ₹17300 – ₹25000 per month.

viii. Rates of Sea Going Allowance granted to personnel of Indian Navy will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The twelve hour conditionality for determining the eligibility of Sea Going Allowance has been reduced to four hours. The rates will go up from ₹3000 - ₹7800 per month to ₹6000 – ₹10500 per month.

ix. Rates of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) Allowance granted to CRPF personnel deployed in Naxal hit areas will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from ₹8400 - ₹16800 per month to ₹17300 – ₹25000 per month.

x. Rates of Flying Allowance granted to flying branch and technical officers of Defence Forces will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from ₹10500 - ₹15750 per month to ₹17300 – ₹25000 per month. It has been extended mutatis mutandis to BSF Air Wing also.

xi. Rates of Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel have been increased from ₹9000 – ₹30000 (Grant) to ₹10000 – ₹30000 (Grant).

xii. Aeronautical Allowance, presently paid to personnel of Indian Navy, has been extended to Indian Coast Guard. The rate of this allowance has been increased from ₹300 per month to ₹450 per month.

xiii. Rates of Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Allowance will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from ₹1500 / ₹3000 per month to ₹4100 / ₹5300 per month.

xiv. Rates of Territorial Army Allowance have been increased from ₹175 - ₹450 per month to₹1000 - ₹2000 per month.

xv. Ceilings of Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel have been increased from ₹2000 - ₹4500 per month to ₹4500 - ₹9000 per month.

xvi. Rates of Detachment Allowance have been increased ₹165 - ₹780 per day to ₹405 – ₹1170 per day.

xvii. Rates of Para Jump Instructor Allowance have been increased from ₹2700/3600 per month to ₹6000 / 10500 per month.

xviii. Special Incident / Investigation / Security Allowance has been rationalized. Rates for Special Protection Group (SPG) have been revised to 55% and 27.5% of Basic Pay for operational and non – operational duties respectively.

8. Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Indian Railways
i. Rates of Additional Allowance have been increased from ₹500 / 1000 per month to ₹1125 / 2250 per month. This has also been extended to Loco Pilot Goods and Senior Passenger Guards also @₹750 per month. 

ii. In view of strenuous nature of the job, new Allowance namely Special Train Controller’s Allowance @5000 per month for Train Controllers of Railways has been introduced.

9. Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Nurses & Ministerial Staffs of Hospital
i. Existing rate of Nursing Allowance has been increased from ₹4800 per month to ₹7200 per month.

ii. Rate of Operation Theatre Allowance has been increased from ₹360 per month to ₹540 per month.

iii. Rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance / Patient Care Allowance have been increased from ₹2070 - ₹2100 per month to ₹4100 – ₹5300 per month. 7th CPC recommendations modified to the extent that it will be granted to Ministerial staff also.

10. Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Pensioners
Rate of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Pensioners has been increased from ₹500 per month to ₹1000 per month. This will benefit more than 5 lakh central government pensioners not availing CGHS facilities.

i. The rate of Constant Attendance Allowance granted on 100% disablement has been increased from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.

11. Allowances to Scientific Departments
i. The recommendations of 7th CPC to abolish Launch Campaign Allowance and Space Technology Allowance has not been accepted. In order to incentivize the supporting employees in Space and Atomic Energy sector, the rate of Launch Campaign and Space Technology Allowance has been increased from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum. Professional Update Allowance for non-gazetted employees of Department of Atomic Energy will also continue to be paid at the enhanced rate of ₹11250 per annum.

ii. The 7th CPC had placed Antarctica Allowance, paid to the Scientists and other members undertaking the expedition to Antarctica under the Indian Antarctic programme, in the RH-Max Cell of the R&H Matrix. The rates of the RH-Max Cell recommended by the 7th CPC were less than the existing rates of Antarctica Allowance which is currently paid on per day basis. Considering the specific nature of these expeditions and to provide appropriate increase in rates, Government has decided to keep Antarctica Allowance out of the R&H Matrix and the allowance will continue to be paid on per day basis as per existing practice. The Rates of Antarctica Allowance will go up from ₹1125 per day (Summers) and ₹1688 per day (Winters) to ₹1500 per day (Summers) and ₹2000 per day (Winters).

12. Allowances paid to D/o Posts
i. The recommendations of 7th CPC to abolish Cycle Allowance, granted mainly to Postmen and trackmen in Railways, has not been accepted. Keeping in view the specific requirement of this allowance for postmen in Department of Posts and trackmen in Railways, the cycle allowance is retained and the rates have been doubled from ₹90 per month to ₹180 per month. This will benefit more than 22,200 employees.
Conclusion

While increasing the rate of allowances affecting the central government employees, especially the Defence, CAPF and Coast Guard personnel, the staff of Railways, Postal department and nursing staff, the total number of allowances have been rationalized from 197 to 128. Thus, the Government has shown a great deal of fiscal prudence and at the same time addressed the genuine concerns of the employees and responded to some of the administrative exigencies necessitating the modifications.

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet approves hike in allowances for central govt staff from July 1


In a move that will benefit about 50 lakh central government employees and defence personnel, the Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for higher allowances, including house rent allowance (HRA).
The HRA that has been approved will be 24%, 16% and 8% of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city.
The HRA will not be less than Rs 5,400, Rs 3,600 and Rs 1,800 depending on the type of city and calculated at 30%, 20% and 10% of minimum pay Rs 18,000,” a government statement said.

The HRA revision will benefit more than 7.5 lakh employees. HRA constitutes 60% of the total allowance of a government employee’s pay.

The move could help revive demand at a time when the economy has sagged after the government’s decision last year to junk 1000-and 500-rupee bank notes that led to a severe cash crunch. A buoyed consumer sentiment could also translate into political goodwill for the ruling BJP as the party heads into another round of state elections, beginning with Gujarat by December.

The financial implication of revised allowances would be around Rs 30,748 crore per annum, the statement said.

The cabinet decision comes more than a year after the pay of central government employees was increased.

Other allowances increased

* Rates of Siachen allowance for soldiers increased from Rs 14,000 to Rs 30,000 per month and from Rs 21,000 to Rs 42,500 for officers per month for extreme risks and hardship.

* Fixed medical allowance for pensioners increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per month.

* Constant attendance allowance for those with 100% disability has been increased from Rs 4,500 to Rs 6,750 per month.

* Rate of nursing allowance increased from Rs 4,800 to Rs 7,200 per month.

* Operation theatre allowance increased from Rs 360 to Rs 540 per month.

* Hospital patient care allowance/patient care allowance increased from Rs 2,070 to Rs 4,100 per month and Rs 2,100 to Rs 5,300 per month.

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