Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Extension of scope of grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 01/07/2012.


No.25014/05/2016.AIS-11
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated the 17th  January, 2017

To
The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments and UTs.



Subject: Extension of scope of grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 01/07/2012.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to the Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare’s OM No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 25th October, 2012 (copy enclosed) regarding “Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5 th CPC w.e.f. 01/07/2012.”.

2. The applicability of the provisions of the aforesaid OM to All India Service Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC has been considered by this Department and it has been decided to make the provisions of the aforesaid Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare regarding “Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5 th CPC w.e.f. 01/07/2012” applicable, mutatis-mutandis, to the All India Service Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre revised
scales of 5th CPC.

Enclo: as above.

Yours faithfully,
(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary to Government of India

Monday, January 16, 2017

Grievance Status

Grievance Status

Status as on 16 Jan 2017Registration Number:PMOPG/E/2017/0001001Name Of Complainant:S C Maheshwari Secy Genl BPSDate of Receipt:01 Jan 2017Received by:Prime Ministers OfficeForwarded to:West Bengal Postal CircleContact Address:Office of the Ch.PMG, West Bengal CircleYogayog BhawanKolkata-700012Contact Number:03322120500Grievance Description:Sir, Pensioners in the areas of Mal Bazar North Bengal did not get pension for Nov 16 as there is no cash in the sub post offices under AGM/ZOnal POST OFFICE of Siliguri. Pensioners at the verge of starvation .Kindly help.Current Status:CASE CLOSEDDate of Action:13 Jan 2017Details:The case has been inquired into by the O/o the SSPOs,Jalpaiguri Division and intimated that as per report of Mal HO, the entire pensions have been disbursed to concerned SOs in due time for effecting payment. But due to insufficient funding of cash from SBI/Mal, cash could not be supplied to SOs.Hence, the pension payment was not made in due time. Now the position is normal. The pension is being paid in due time. The matter has been communicated to the complainant on 09/01/2017. This is for kind information and the case may kindly be considered for closure.Attachment:    open

Friday, January 13, 2017

Action Taken Report on the Minutes of the 28th SCOVA meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) on 27.06.2016

Ministry of personnel, public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare)

Action Taken Report on the Minutes of the 28th SCOVA meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) on 27.06.2016 

S.No
Issue
Discussion held during previous meeting
Action Taken
1
Para 4(i) of the minutes:-
Revision of PPOs of Pre-2006 Pensioners .
CPAO intimated that 5035 PPOs are yet to be revised. Out of these, 75% of the cases pertain to the pre-90 pensioners details for which are not available with the Ministries/Deptts/PAOs. The list of such pensioners has been provided to the Banks/Ministries/Departments. Details of such pensioners are also available on the website. CPAO requested the Pensioners Association to reach out to the pensioners and co-operate in the process. Secretary(P&PW) asked CPAO to take up the matter once again with banks and concerned Departments/Ministries for early revision of PPOs .
CPAO
Status of Revision of PPOs for Pre-2006 pensioners as on 05.01.2017 is as under:-
Total Cases
Revised authority issued by Mins/Deptts
PPOs yet to be revised
3,98,358
3,95,091
3267
For remaining 3267 cases revision by banks have already been taken up. Revisions by Departments/PAOs could not be done for want of relevant records. In this regard a meeting of CGA with CCAs was convened on 11.11.2016 and following decision were taken:-
(i) CPAO would prepare fresh list of live pending cases on basis of e-scrolls which would be provided to concerned Ministries/Departments to review the pendency. If any pensioner represent for revision of his/her pension. The same would be revised on verification of records provided by him/her.

(ii) CPAO will also provide list of pending cases to the banks to check the genuineness of these cases on basis of KYC records available with them.
Ministry of Defence has shown Nil pendency. However:-

(i)One of the Defence Pensioners Associations said that there are discrepancies in data, especially in case of Air Force Pensioners.
(ii)Pensioners Association form Ambarnath has said that most of the retirees have not get their revised PPOs and that PCDA(P), Allahabad is not acknowledging their reminders. Secretary(P&PW) asked representatives of CGDA to hold a meeting of Pensioners and Officers of PCDDA(P), Allahabad in Allahabad to assess the situation and report outcome to DoPPW.
Ministry of Defence

DOPPW held two review meetings under the chairmanship of secretary (P&PW) to discuss pending issues of Defence Pensioners on 27-09-2016 and 20-12-2016.

Status of revision of PPOs for Pre-2006 Air Force pensioners is as under:-

Total Cases
Revised authority issued
PPOs yet to be revised
48,245
45,877
2368

Information is being retrieved from e-scrolls of CPPCs of Banks and these 2368 cases would be revised by 31.12.2016.

Further, there are about 15,000 cases for which information on whether they are of Pre-2006 or Post -2006 is not available. Secretary (_&PW) asked Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare to take up the matter with the CPPCs of the concerned Banks, so that the 15,000 cases may be revised by the first week of February, 2017. He also asked to share the list of 48,245 cases with Defence Pensioners Associations so that they can tally it with list available with them.

⇒ PCDA(P) Allahabad have informed that they have issued approximately 1966 PPOs in respect of civilian employees of Ordnance Factory Ambarnath. To sort out the issue, PCDS(P) Allahabad called a meeting on 20.10.2016 in DPTI Allahabad, but the representatives of Association did not turn up for the meeting. Again, PCDA(P) Allahabad approached the association for the meeting, but the same could not be held due to non-approval of TA/DA for which PCDA(P) Allahabad is not competent authority to sanction. Further, CGPA, Ambarnath on 03.11.2016 intimated that approx. 1500 members of their association have received corr. PPOs.

Department of Telecom informed that 42 more PPOs have been revised. In remaining cases no records are available with the Department.
Department of Teleccom

Status of revision of PPOs as on 31.12.2016 is as under:-

Total Cases
Revised authority issued by Mins/Deptts
Total Pendency
203
10
193

Out of these pending 193 cases:-

(i)Details are not available in respect of 42 cases.
(ii)E-scroll has not been generated in respect of 48 cases.
(iii)Pendency due to other reasons-103
Ministry of Railways has shown Nil pendency. One of the pensioner Association informed that format of DoPPW is not being followed in the PPOs issued by Ministry of Railways and pay scale and last pay drawn by the pension is not being indicated therein. Secretary(P&PW) directed the representatives of Ministry of Railways to ensure that the prescribe format is adhered to.
Ministry of Railway

Steps have already been taken by Ministry of Railways to incorporate the details of last pay drawn and the pay scale in the PPO. Further, steps are also being taken to incorporate the details of number of increments drawn in the pay scale at the time of retirement for future references.
All organization were asked to take all steps to complete the revision process in the next month and close the issue finally as we have now to get ready for revision based on 7th CPC recommendations.
( Action: CPAO, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Railways and Department of Telecom)

AUTONOMOUS BODY’S PAY REVISION ORDERS ISSUED

Pay revision of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies etc. set up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government – Guidelines

F.No.1/1/2016-E.III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 13th January, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Pay revision of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies etc. set up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government – Guidelines

The employees working in the Quasi-government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies etc. set up and funded/controlled by the Central Government, are not Central Government employees and, therefore, the benefits implemented by Central Government in respect of Central Government employees as part of their service conditions, are not directly applicable to the employees working in such autonomous organizations. The application of such benefits as given to Central Government employees in respect of employees of such autonomous organizations as well as the manner and conditions governing such application, including sharing of the additional financial implications arising thereon, requires specific approval of the Central Government. The autonomous organizations are expected to manage their affairs in such a fashion that their dependence on Central Government for financial support to meet the extra financial implications is minimal, as such autonomous organizations are expected to be financially Self-sufficient So as not to cause any extra burden on the Central Exchequer.

2. In the above background, the question of extension of the revised pay scales in terms of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 as notified on 25.7.2016 in respect of Central Government employees based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, to the employees of the Quasi-government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies, etc., Set up and funded/controlled by the Central Government, where pattern of emolument structure, i.e. pay scales and allowances, in particular Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance, are identical to those in case of the Central Government employees, has been considered by the Government and it has been decided that the revised pay scales as per the Pay Matrix, as contained in Part-A of the Schedule of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 as well as the principle of pay fixation as contained in the said rules, may be extended to the employees of such organizations, subject to the following stipulations:-

(i) The conditions of service of employees of these organizations, especially those relating to hours of work, payment of OTA etc. are exactly Similar to those in Case of the Central Government employees.

(ii) The revised pay structure shall be admissible to those employees who opt for the same in accordance with the extant Rules.

(iii) Deductions on account of Provident Fund, Contributory Provident Fund or National Pension System, as may be applicable, will have to be made on the basis of the revised pay w.e.f. the date an employee opts to elect the revised pay structure.

3. The revised pay scales contained in Parts B & part C of the Schedule of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, shall not be automatically applicable to the employees Of Autonomous Organizations. The concerned Administrative Ministry shall consider such cases keeping in view whether these pay scales are justified for the category of staff of Autonomous Organizations based on functional considerations, recruitment qualifications, as well as the applicable pre-revised pay scales. Based on such an examination by the concerned Administrative Ministry, appropriate proposals, if justified, would be submitted to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, through their Integrated Finance.

4. In case of those categories of employees whose pattern of emoluments structure, i.e., pay scales and allowances and conditions of service are not similar to those of the Central Government employees, a separate ‘Group of Officers’ in respect of each of the Autonomous Bodies may be constituted in the respective Ministry/Department. The Financial Adviser of the respective Ministry/Department will represent the Ministry of Finance on this Group. The Group would examine the proposals for revision of pay scales etc. taking into account the views, if any, expressed by the Staff representatives of the concerned organizations. It would be necessary to ensure that the final package of benefits proposed to be extended to the employees of these Autonomous Organizations etc. is not more beneficial than that admissible to the corresponding categories of the Central Government employees. The final package recommended by the ‘Group of Officers’ will require the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance.

5. In regard to the additional financial impact arising out of the implementation of the revised pay Scales, as provided above, the following parameters shall be kept in view:-

(i) In respect of those Autonomous Organizations, which have not been depending upon the Government Grants for their operations or for meeting the cost of salary, including those autonomous organisations which are in a position to meet the additional financial impact from their Own internal resources, the additional financial impact shall be met by the concerned autonomous organizations without any financial support whatsoever from the Government, No financial Support shall be given by the Central Government in Such cases.

(ii) In respect of the other Autonomous Organizations. which are not in a position to meet the additional financial impact, either fully or partly, on account Of the implementation of the revised pay scales, the concerned autonomous organization will take up the proposals with the Advisers of the respective Administrative Financial Ministry/Department, bringing out the extent to which the additional cost could be met internally, the shortfall to be made up and the reasons for the shortfall. While giving concurrence to the implementation of the revised pay scales, the Financial Advisers shall ensure that the extent of Government support is kept at the minimum, and in no case the Government support shall be more than 70% (seventy percent) of the additional financial impact.

(iii) In respect of Autonomous organisations set up under a specific Act of Parliament, not generating adequate internal resources to meet the additional financial impact, the extent of Government support may be more than 70% of the additional impact, provided in the opinion of the concerned Financial Adviser the nature of functions and the fund position of the organisations so warrant.

(iv) The mode of payment of arrears, as laid down in Rule 14 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 shall be followed, subject to the overall financial impact and the capacity of the concerned autonomous organization to absorb the cost without putting any avoidable burden on the Governments finances, provided the conditions mentioned above are met.

6. The Central Government has not taken any decision so far in regard to various allowances based on the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Central Government employees and, therefore, until further orders the existing allowances in the autonomous organizations shall continue to be admissible as per the existing terms and conditions, irrespective of the revised pay Scales having been adopted.

(Amar Shth Singh)

Director

Clcik to view the order

Authority: www.finmin.nic.in



VID 20170113 WA0002

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Family Pension - Submission of certificate of re-marriage/marriage by widowers and unmarried daughters: Clarification



No.1/1/2016-P&PW (E)/23913
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
19th December,2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Certificate of re-marriage/marriage – reg.


The undersigned is directed to refer to Annexure XXVI of the Scheme Booklet of the O/o CGA, which is a proforma for Certificate of Re-marriage/Marriage. As per the Scheme Booklet, this certificate is to be submitted once every six months in May and November By widowers and unmarried daughters, This is required to be countersigned by ‘a responsible officer or a well-known person.

2. This department has received request from Pensioners Union of Railway Employees, Chennai. (copy enclosed) stating that the widows of the deceased ’employees are required to submit the certificate countersigned by a responsible officer or a well-known person. More often the widow, when approaches the so-called responsible officer/well-known person, are being harassed. They feel that the present stipulation of getting counter signature is not only unwarranted but also an affront to the womanhood in the context of atrocity against women rampant in the country. This is inconsistent with acceptance of certificates with self-attestation.

3. Therefore, the Union has requested to eliminate the provision of counter signature from others duly accepting self attested certificates.

4. This department has also received representations against provision for submission of these certificates every six months, which had been forwarded to the CPAO for further necessary action. as general references.

5. This department has already allowed submission of self-certificate for non-marriage and declaration of income vide OM dated 21st July, 1999, re-iterated vide OM dated 8th December, 2011 and 20th September, 2012 (copies available at www.persmin.nic.in ) Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 has been amended to allow submission of marital and income certificates only once a year.

6. In view of the foregoing, Central Pension Accounting Office, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare and Ministry of Railways are requested to make suitable changes to their respective forms for the above certificate.

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(D.K.Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Revision of about 9.5 lakhs Pre-2016 pension cases & 16000 post-2016 cases have become due as per recommendations of 7th CPC. As per instructions of DP&PW dated 4/08/2016, pension cases of Pre-2016 pensioners have been revised by the banks by applying the multiplication factor of 2.57



7th CPC Revision of Pension: Revision of about 9.5 lakhs Pre-2016 pension cases and 16000 post-2016 cases are due

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT & Tech/Revision/ 7th CPC/2016-17/19.VOL-III/207



23.12.2016

Office Memorandum

Subject: Pilot run of e-Revision Utility of CPAO for 7th Central Pay Commission Revision of Pension.

Revision of about 9.5 lakhs Pre-2016 pension cases & 16000 post-2016 cases have become due as per recommendations of 7th CPC. As per instructions of DP&PW dated 4/08/2016, pension cases of Pre-2016 pensioners have been revised by the banks by applying the multiplication factor of 2.57. However, pension of post-2016 pensioners needs to be revised by concerned PAOs. At present, these cases are being revised through COMPACT and physical authorities are sent to CPAO for authorization of pension. As COMPACT does not provide the facility of sending online Revision Authorities under the digital signatures of concerned PAOs to CPAO, CPAO has to wait for physical Revision Authorities for the validation of PAOs’ signature and special seal. Due to this, the process of pension revision becomes time consuming which ultimately slows down the whole process of revision. To overcome this problem, CPAO has developed online e-revision utility to take care of 7th CPC Pension Revision with the facility of sending digitally signed Revision Authority under the digital signatures of PAOs to CPAO.

2. It has been decided to start the pilot run of new utility in 8 PAOs i.e. PAD, CRPF, New Delhi, PAO, CISF, New Delhi and PAO, BSF New Delhi of MHA; PAO, NDIZ and PAO , Food Zone of UD; PAO, CWC in Water Recourses; Pr. AO/PAO , New Delhi in External Affairs and ZAD, CBDT New Delhi in CBDT. These PAOs are first required to register their digital signatures in PFMS (if not already registered) in order to process and send the revised authority to CPAO. e- Revision utility may be accessed on CPAO’s website at http://164.100.78.149/erevision. Step by Step process flow for processing of revision cases in the new utility may be downloaded from CPAOs website at  http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/Steps-e-revision-six-to-seven. pdf

3. In view of the above, you are requested to instruct your PAOs selected for pilot run to use new utility of CPAO for revision of Post- 2016 pension cases w.e.f. 1st January, 2017 and extend full support to make the trial/pilot successful. In case of any difficulty in use of this utility Sh. Davinder Kumar, Technical Director, [SIC, CPAO may be contacted on Telephone No. 011 26715338 or through email — kurnar.davinder@nic.in.

Subhash Chandra
Controller of Accounts
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 Importance of Option 1 of 7th CPC For Revised Pension – Big loss in Pension if it is denied

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAYS BOARD)

04-01-2017

NOTIFICATION


New Delhi,the 5th December,2016

RBE No.146/2016

S.O.In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the president hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Pension) Amendment Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 17th day of September, 2015.

2. In the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, in Form-1:-
(a) in serial No.7, for item (a), the following shall be substituted, namely:

“(a) (i) Name of organisation (firm or company or co-operative society, etc.);
(ii) Brief nature of the organisation;
(iii) Full address of the registered office of the organisation.
(iv) Permanent Account Number or Tax Indentification Number or Registration Number of the organisation”;
(b) For serial number 9, the following shall be substitued, namely:-

“DECLARATION:

I hereby declare that–

(a) I have not been privy to sensitive or strategic information in the last three years of service, which is directly related to the areas of interest or work of the organisation that I propose to join or to the areas in which I propose to practice or consult.
(b) The proposed employment will not involve conflict of interest with the policies of the office held by me during the last three years and the interest represented or work undertaken by the organisation I propose to join will not bring me into conflict with the working of the Government.
(c) The organisation in which I am seeking employment is not involved in activities which are in conflict with or prejudicial to India’s foreign relations, national security and domestic harmony. The organisation is not undertaking any activity for intelligence gathering. The employment, which I propose to take up with the organisation also will not entail activities which are in conflict with or involve activities prejudicial to India’s foreign relations, national security and domestic harmony.
(d) My service record is clear, particularly with respect to integrity and dealings with Non-Government Organisations.

(e) The proposed emoluments and pecuniary benefits are in conformity with the industry standards.

(f) I agree to with draw from the commercial employment in case of any objection by the Government.

UNDERTAKING

I hereby solemnly declare that the above information is true to the best of may knowlege and belief and that no material information has been concealed. In the event of any of the information being found to be false, the permission may be withdrawn without assigning any reason and without prejudice to any other action that the Government may consider appropriate, including action under the Railway Services (pension) Rules, 1993 and criminal proceedings.
Address of the Applicant

Place …………

Date …………

Signature of applicant

Address of the applicant”.

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

1. The Railway Services (pension) Rules, 1993 came into force on the 3rd December, 1993.

2. In order to maintain uniformity with the Department of Personnel and Training’s Notification on the issue published in the Gazette of India, vide number S.O.713(E) dated the 17th September,2015, this notification is given retrospective effect from the 17th September,2015.

3. The amendments to the said rules with retrospective effect will not adversely affect the interest of any person.

(File No.E(G)/2015/EM1/37)

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(ALOK KUMAR)
Executive Director Estt. (IR)
Railway Board