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NEW PAY TABLE OF GDS - AS PER GDS REPORT RELEASED ON 18-01-2017




PLEASE NOTE: NEW SCALES WITH EFFECT FROM DATE OF ISSUE OF ORDERS FOR IMPLIMENTATION OF GDS COMMITTEE 



BY 



S.B.SARDAR 
DIVISIONAL SECRETARY 
AIPEU PIII (NFPE) 
CHITTOOR DIVISION 
CHITTOOR-517001 
MOBILE: 9491522822 

Summary of GDS report

1. The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDS is increased to 4 hours from 3 hours. 

2. The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.

3. The Level 1 GDS Post Offices/GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.

4. The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.

5. The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wagess of BPMs from Level-1 to Level-2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas which presently have 15% anticipated income norms.

6. The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS post offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.

7. The GDSs BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond Level 2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms

8. The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A,B,C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.

9. The six approved categories of GDS are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one multi tasking category.

10. The job profile of Multi Tasking GDS is expanded to include work such as Business Development and Marketing etc. Their jobs will no more be confined to their old designations. The Assistant BPM will assist BPMs for increasing revenue generation.

11. The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Department Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).

12. The minimum wage has been increased to Rs.10000/- per month and maximum to Rs.35,480/- per month.

13. The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.

14. A composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.

15. Children Education Allowance @ Rs.6,000/- per Child per annum has been introduced for GDS.

16. Risk & Hardship Allowance @ Rs.500/- per month for GDSs working in the special areas has also been introduced.

17. A Financial upgradation has been introduced at 12 Years, 24 years and 36 Years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.

18. The ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs.60,000 to Rs.5,00,000/-

19.The GDS contribution for service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.

20. The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs.50,000/0 to Rs.5,00,000/-.

21. The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs.100/- per annum to Rs.300/- per annum.

22. The Scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.

23. The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistance in the Circle Welfare Fund.

24. The Committee has recommended addition of Rs.10,000/- for purchase of Tablet/Mobile from the Circle Welfare Fund in the head ” Financial Assistance from Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.

25. Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDSs has been recommended.

26. The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.

27. The Committee has also recommended one week of Paternity Leave.

28. The Committee has recommended 5 days of emergency leave per annum Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been 
introduced.


29. Online system of engagement has been recommended.


30. The maximum age limit of 50 years for Direct Recruitment of GDSs has been abolished.


31.Minimum one year of GDS service will now be required for GDSs for Direct Recruitment into Departmental cadres such as MTS/Postman/Mail Guard.


32. Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.


33. Voluntary Discharge Scheme has been recommended.


34. The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.


35. The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 Time for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The power for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.


36. The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.


37. The committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.


38. The compassionate Engagement of GDS has been relaxed to give benefits to eligible dependents in all cases of death of GDS while in service.


Courtesy:- CHQ Blog

NPS Committee Meeting to be held on 20.1.2017 - NC JCM Staff Side

Meeting of the Committee constituted to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation for the National Pension System for Central Government employees

No.57/1/2016-P&PW(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003, Dated the 16th January, 2017

To,
(1) The Secretary,
National Conucil (Staff Side).
JCM for Central Government Employees,
13C, Finrozshah Road,
New Delhi-110001

(2) Shri Snjay Bhoosreddy,
Honoary Secretary,
Indian Civil & Administration Service (Central) Association,
190A, F Wing,
Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001,
(email-secylasca@gmail.com)

(3) Shri P.V.Rama Sastry, IPS,
Secretary/JS(Department of Consumer Affairs),
Krish Bhawan, New Delhi-110001,
(email-pvrastry@gmail.com)

Subject: Meeting of the Committee constituted to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation for the National Pension System for Central Government employees - reg.
Sir,
I am directed to say that a Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension) has been constituted to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System.

2. A meeting of the Committee with the JCM (Staff Side) and a few other Association is proposed to be held on 20.01.2017 at 11.00 a.m. at Conference Hall, 5th floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi. The members nominated to atted the said meeting should be well versed with the issue and include a fair mix of NPS beneficiaries.

3. In view of the paucity of time, Associations are requested to limit their presentation to not more than 20 minutes each.

4. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Director(Pension Policy)
harjit.singh59@nic.in

Source: www.ncjsmstaffside.com

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The Old system of payment of time related continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 wage scales with two levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.

New Wage Scales

1. 10,000 – 24,470 (Other than BPM Level 1)

2. 12,000 – 29,380 (Other than BPM Level 2 & BPM Level 1)

3. 14,500 – 35,480 (BPM Level 2)

  • The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDS is increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
  • The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
  • The Level 1 GDS Post Offices/GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
  • The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
  • The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wagess of BPMs from Level-1 to Level-2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas which presently have 15% anticipated income norms.
  • The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS post offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
  • The GDSs BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond Level 2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms
  • The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A,B,C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
  • The six approved categories of GDS are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one multi tasking category.
  • The job profile of Multi Tasking GDS is expanded to include work such as Business Development and Marketing etc. Their jobs will no more be confined to their old designations. The Assistant BPM will assist BPMs for increasing revenue generation.
  • The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Department Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
  • The minimum wage has been increased to Rs.10000/- per month and maximum to Rs.35,480/- per month.
  • The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
  • A composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
  • Children Education Allowance @ Rs.6,000/- per Child per annum has been introducted for GDS.
  • Risk & Hardship Allowance @ Rs.500/- per month for GDSs working in the special areas has also been introduced.
  • A Financial upgradation has been introduced at 12 Years, 24 years and 36 Years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
  • The ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs.60,000 to Rs.5,00,000/-
  • The GDS contribution for service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
  • The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs.50,000/0 to Rs.5,00,000/-.
  • The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs.100/- per annum to Rs.300/- per annum.
  • The Scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
  • The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistance in the Circle Welfare Fund.
  • The Committee has recommended addition of Rs.10,000/- for purchase of Tablet/Mobile from the Circle Welfare Fund in the head ” Financial Assistance from Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
  • Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDSs has been recommended.
  • The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
  • The Committee has also recommended one week of Paternity Leave.
  • The Committee has recommended 5 days of emergency leave per annum
  • Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
  • Online system of engagement has been recommended.
  • The maximum age limit of 50 years for Direct Recruitment of GDSs has been abolished.
  • Minimum one year of GDS service will now be required for GDSs for Direct Recruitment into Departmental cadres such as MTS/Postman/Mail Guard.
  • Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
  • Voluntary Discharge Scheme has been recommended.
  • The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
  • The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 Time for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The power for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
  • The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.
  • The committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.
  • The compassionate Engagement of GDSs has been relaxed to give benefits to eligible dependents in all cases of death of GDS while in service.
Categories of GDS:
Present Nomenclature Category
BRANCH POST MASTER All Branch Post Masters
ASSISTANT BRANCH POST MASTER GDS MD, GDS MC
DAK SEVAK GDSSV,GDS PKR
, GDSMM
Viability of GDS Post Offices:
 New norms for calculation of GDS Pos are recommended.
Further Categorization of GDS POs based on proportion of Revenue / Expenditure
Category of GDS PO Revenue Norm
Urban & Rural (Normal) 100% of its expenditure
Rural (special) 50% of its expenditure

Category Colour Proportion of Revenue to expenditure
A Green 100% or more of prescribed form
B Orange 75% to 99% of prescribed form
C Pink 50% to 74.99% of prescribed form
D Red Less than 50% of prescribed form
Workload assessment:
In place of point system, the Committee recommends the new wage payment system. The new system linked to revenue generation and not to work load.

Rural Business Development and Marketing:


  • The Committee Recommended many items for successful realization of rural business potentials.
  • Committee recommends to improve the accessibility, visibility and infrastructure of GDS POs.
  • PO are with 10’ X 10’ dimensions in ground floor.
  • Building owned by Gram Panchayat
  • Building owned by Central Govt or State Govt. ie.,schools or offices BPM’s own house
  • Proper rented accommodation in a busy place of the village
  • Building owned by NGOs.
  • With all furniture and power supply.

Legal status of GDS:


The Committee observed that the matter is sub judice.
The Department should take suitable steps to increase security of job, prevent exploitation and increase income of GDSs so that they feel secure and live happily with in the GDS system and with the existing legal status.

Terms and conditions of engagement.

  1. The Committee recommends changes in Rule-3A.
  2. Introduce voluntary discharge scheme on willing to leave the post before 65 years
  3. Discharge from the service on the last day of the month.
  4. Relaxation on limited transfer facility.

Recommendations on wage structure and fixation of wages

Committee recommends raising of minimum duty from 3 hours to 4 hours of all GDSs
Comparison : BPM = Postman
Asst. BPM & Dak Sevak = MTS
Minimum wage fixed at :
Rs.10,000- for 4 hours & Rs.12,000- for five hours. (Level-I)
Rs.12,000- for 5 hours & Rs.14,500- for five hours (Level-2)
Annual increase @ 3% on 1st January or 1st July

Wage matrix & Wage Level Table & Arrears calculation Table are given in detail

Allowances:

  • Dearness Allowance – no change
  • % of DA with regular employees – no change
  • Increased rate of DA – no change

Recommended allowances :

Composite Allowance
Cash Conveyance Allowance
Combined Duty Allowance
Children Education Allowance
Revenue linked Allowance for eligible BPMs
Risk & hardship allowance

Allowances to be withdrawn:


  • Office Maintenance Allowance
  • Fixed Stationery Allowance
  • Boat Allowance
  • Cycle Maintenance Allowance
  • Uttarakhand Allowance
  • Split Duty Allowance.

Composite Allowance Includes:

Rent for housing GDS PO, Rent for Accommodation, washing-repairs-maintenance of premises, furniture, stationery charges, electricity usage charges for office, Mobile / Telephone usage charges, Boat Allowance/ CMA/ TA, Hospitality charges for drinking water, other incidental charges.

Performance Related Incentive

Revenue linked allowance along with the present system of incentives with automatic payment at the end of each month.

Ex-gratia Bonus:

Dept should re-examine the formula for payment of bonus and ex gratia bonus with reference to the share of revenue generated by the departmental as well as GDS POs.

Methods of engagement


  • Method of selection : on line method engagement should be introduced.
  • Recruiting Authority : appended to the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011
  • Qualification :SSC/SSLC from State Board/CBSE/ICSE with certificate course or diploma course in IT
  • Knowledge of local language.
  • Maintenance of Reservation roster at divisional level.
  • Stop the security in the form of FG bonds, introduce 5 year TD or NSC as security.

Career Progression

There is need to increase the Direct Recuitment quota of GDS in Postman & Mail Guard because of large working strength of GDS and to provide them with better opportunities for getting into departmental posts.

Introduce a guaranteed special increase in wages after 12, 24 & 36 years of service with two annual increases.

Designation of GDSs should be changed after each financial upgradation.

Leave & substitute arrangement:

  • Paid leave should be renamed as ordinary leave and enhanced from 20 to 30 days in a year.
  • Introduce Encashment of Ordinary leave.
  • Introduce ‘emergency leave’ for 5 days in a calendar year, but no carry forward.
  • No full time substitute will be engaged.
  • Women GDS – 26 weeks of maternity leave and paid from salary head.
  • Paternity leave for 7 days.

Disciplinary Rules:

Department should add a new punishment of ‘compulsory discharge from the service’ in the list “major penalties’ and the content of Rule-9 of GDS (Conduct & Engagement)Rules 2011.

Social Security Schemes:

Severance Amount : @ Rs.4,000 from 01-01-2016 for every completed year of service subject to maximum of Rs.1,50,000-.

Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS):

GDS contribution should be revised as minimum of 3% and maximum of 10% of the basic wage per month.

Department contribution should be fixed as 3% of the basic wage.

Bring the GDS under the purview of Gratuity Act with an upper limit of Rs.5,00,000-

Group Insurance Scheme : 

Enhance the rate of monthly subscription by Rs.500 per month with insurance coverage of Rs.5,00,000-.

Welfare Schemes:

GDS CWF subscription should be enhanced from Rs.20- to Rs.100- pm.

Department grant should be enhanced from Rs.100- to Rs.300- PA.

Point system should not be applied to the compassionate appointment of dependents of GDS.

Photo identity cards to all GDS with free of cost.

Government may lower limit for quoting PAN number for cash transactions

Unwilling to lose the momentum it gained for a less-cash economy after demonetisation and restrictions on cash withdrawals, the government may announce big disincentives in the upcoming Budget for usage of cash. 

Sources revealed to ET Now that the upcoming budget could come up with a series of such big disincentives. 

The government may reduce threshold for quoting PAN card for cash transactions, say sources. 

The threshold, which is Rs 50,000 now, may be brought down to Rs 30,000 to bring more transactions within formal economy. Sources say the threshold for quoting PAN Card details for merchant transactions can also be reduced. 

In addition to these steps, the government may also announce cash-handling charges for cash payments above a certain limit. 


The move is part of the government's efforts to tighten the noose around people who deal in large cash transactions. 

In fact, the threshold for quoting PAN Card details for merchant transactions could also be brought down from current Rs 2 lakh. With Aadhaar now having the government's legal backing, the usage for Aadhar card may also be made mandatory as an alternative for people not having PAN card. 

In addition to these steps, the government may also announce cash-handling charges for cash payments above a certain limit. 

Sources have told ET Now that a levy could be in the works for cash transactions over Rs 1 lakh. 

"The scale of the implicit cost of transacting in cash is not fully understood. We are of the opinion that licencing authorities including government agencies should levy a cash handling charge for payments in cash above a certain threshold. The cash handling charge so collected should be exclusively used to fund new infrastructure for accpeting digital payments (like POS devices)," a source said. 

The move is aimed at moving from a less-cash to a cashless society post the demonetisation drive that was brought into effect by PM Modi on November 8. 

These measures will help the government stay on track towards a less-cash economy as there are concerns that easing of cash-withdrawal limits at banks and ATMs might take the economy back to pre-demonetisation prevalence of cash. 

Also, these steps may seem necessary to promote a less-cash economy as digital payments cannot be encouraged through apps and PoS alone due to the poor state of infrastructure and lack of digital literacy in the country.


Source : The Economic Times

Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations -amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules-Dopt

No .AB-14017/13//2016-Estt(RR)-Pt
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G & pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
***
North Block, New Delhi
Dated:18.01.2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations -amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules
7th-Central-Pay-Commission-dopt2017

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments OM No AB.14017/61/2008-Estt. (RR) dated 24/03/2009 regarding amendment of Service Rules/ Recruitment Rules in pursuance of Sixth Pay Commission’s recommendations. The revised pay structure recommended by 6 thCPC and approved by the Government included a number of ‘merged grades’ with a common Pay Band and Grade Pay.

2. In order to regulate the service rendered in the pre-revised scale where there have been merger of more than one grade into one with a single grade pay, it was advised that a Note to the following effect may be inserted under relevant columns in the Schedule of RRs and under relevant provisions in Service Rules.

“Note: For the purpose of computing minimum qualifying service for promotion, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1.1.2006/the date from which the revised pay structure based on the 6th CPC recommendations has been extended, shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding grade pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Commission. For purposes of appointment on deputation/ absorption basis, the service rendered on a regular basis by an officer prior to 1.1.2006/the date from which the revised pay structure based on the 6th CPC recommendations has been extended, shall be deemed to be service rendered in the corresponding grade pay/pay scale extended based on the recommendations of the Commission except where there has been merger of more than one pre-revised scale of pay into one grade with a common grade pay/pay scale, and where this benefit will extend only for the post(s) for which that grade pay/pay scale is the normal replacement grade without any upgradation.”

3. It has been observed that after implementation of 7th CPC there are only a few cases of merger/upgradation of pay scale. However in cases where merger/ upgradation of pay is recommended in the 7th CPC and the same has been accepted, there is a need to provide a Note on similar lines as above with relevant changes i.e. the date 1.1.2006 needs to be replaced with 1.1.2016 and “6th CPC” is to be replaced with “7th CPC”. In other cases the Note as referred
above need not to be prescribed in the RRs/SRs where no merger/ upgradation are
involved as per 7th CPC recommendations.

(G. Jayanthi)
Director(E-I)