Saturday, April 30, 2016

Special benefit in cases of death and disability in service— Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners:


Special benefit in cases of death and disability in service— Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners:



No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F)
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 29th April, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special benefit in cases of death and disability in service— Revision of Disability Pension/Family pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/ Family Pensioners—regarding.



The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension as on 1.1.2006 under the CCS(EOP) Rules was to be revised in accordance with Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare OM No.38/37/2008-P&P&W(A) dated 1.9.2008. Accordingly, instructions were issued vide this Department OM of even number dated 30th September, 2010 for extension of benefits of modified parity to past pensioners for revision of disability pension/family pension covered under CCS(EOP) Rules.

2. Orders were issued vide this Departments OM No.38/37/2008-P&PW(A) dated 28th January, 2013 for further stepping up of normal pension/family pension to 50%/30% of the sum of minimum pay in the pay band and grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scales from which the pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment table annexed to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August 2008. It was decided to extend this benefit to pre-2006 disability pensioner/family pensioner covered under the Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules vide this Departments OM of even number dated 20.11.2014.

3. Orders have been issued vide this Departments OM No.38/37/2008-P&PVV(A) dated 30.7.2015 to revise the pension/family pension of all pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners in accordance with this Departments OM No.38/37/2008-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 with effect from 1.1.2006 instead of 24.09.2012. Accordingly, it has been decided that the benefit of revision of disability pension/extra-ordinary family pension in terms of this Departments OM of even number dated 20.11.2014 would also be applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012.

4. All other terms and conditions in the O.M. dated 3.2.2000, as amended vide O.M. No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F) dated 18.11. 2008, 30.09.2010 and 20.11.2014 shall remain unchanged.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their I.D Note No.1(5)/EV/2012, dated 23.02.2016.

6. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All Pension disbursing officers are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefits of disability pensioners/Family pensioners.

7. Hindi version will follow.

(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary

Original Copy from Pensioner Portal


Friday, April 29, 2016

BPS Memorandum dt : 01.03.2016 to Shri Narendra Modi Hon'ble Prime Minister of India



Facility for Disabled and Senior Citizens on Trains and at Railway Stations


 Instructions exist for provision of Wheel Chair at stations. This facility is provided, duly escorted by coolies (on payment) as per present practice.
Almost all the Mail/Express trains (except special type of trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Janshatabdi, AC Special, Duronto) including Garib Rath trains have been provided with at least one disabled friendly coach. SLRD (Second Class Cum Luggage Cum Guard Van & Disabled friendly compartment) coaches and Power Cars for Garib Rath trains having provisions for PWD (Persons with Disability) Compartment with air-conditioning are already in service. These coaches have wider entrance doors for wheelchair access. Besides, following features are also provided:

i)          Wider entrance doors of 920 mm width against 782 mm in conventional body side doors.
ii)         Handrails on side walls for providing assistance to the disabled.
iii)        Wider aisle of 1050 mm instead of usual 570 mm (the seats alongside the sidewall have been removed).
iv)        Wider cushioned Berths – 707 mm instead of 607 mm in conventional coaches.
v)         To accommodate wheel chairs, space between berths increased to 1201 mm against usual 542 mm.
vi)        Larger Lavatory: 1947 mm square instead of 1540 mm x1189 mm.
vii)       Wider lavatory door provided: 840 mm instead of usual 520 mm.
viii)      Additional grab rails provided in the lavatory.
ix)        Lower height of wash basin and mirror in the toilet. 

Zonal Railways have been authorised to introduce ‘Battery Operated Vehicles’ at major Railway Stations for Disabled, Old Aged and sick Passengers on first come first served basis through sponsorship from individuals, NGOs, trusts, Charitable institutions, Corporates and PSUs/Corporate Houses under their Corporate Social Responsibility with no charge to passenger or to the Railway.
           

            Provision/augmentation of amenities at stations, including those for differently abled passengers is a continuous process. In order to provide better accessibility to differently abled passengers, short term facilities as detailed below have been planned at all stations:
·         Standard ramp for barrier free entry.
·         Earmarking at least two parking lots.
·         Non-slippery walk-way from parking lot to building.
·         Signages of appropriate visibility.
·         At least one toilet (on the ground floor).
·         At least one drinking water tap suitable for use by differently-abled persons.
·         ‘May I help you’ Booth.
In addition, long term facilities as detailed below have been planned at ‘A-1’, ‘A’ & ‘B’ category stations:
·         Provision of facility for inter-platform transfer.
·         Engraving on edges of platform.
Instructions have been issued to zonal railways for providing above facilities at all ‘A-1’ category stations by July 2016 and to provide all identified short term facilities at 50% of stations by March 2018.

This Press Release based on information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 29.04.2016 (Friday).
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years 27-04-2016 Ministry wise position ( except M/O Rlys)


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

CPAO/IT & Tech/Revision (Pre-2006)/2016-17/19
27th April 2016

Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners – delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years.
Anention is invited to OM No.CPAO/IT&Tech/Revision (Pre-2006)/2016-77/11 dated 12th April,2016 on the captioned subject whereby all Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs/Accountants General and Administrators of UTs were requested to direct their PAOs to urgently take necessary action and revise such cases by using e-Revision utility of NIC- CGA.

2. To facilitate the PAOs to process these cases, a tentative list of such pensioners has been provided on CPAO’s website i.e. wvyw.cpao.nic.in in CCA’s login and PAO’s login. All PAOs may download the same by using their login provided by CPAO. PAOs may check these cases from their records too for their coverage under OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated-6th April,2016 Further, if additional cases come into notice which are covered by this 0M, may also be processed by PAOs

3.A Ministry-wise list of total number of pensioners whose details have been provided in respective CCA’s & PAO’s login is also enclosed for Pr. CCAs/CCAs/ CAs/ Accountants General and Administrators of UTs to monitor the disposal of revision cases by their concerned PAOs. The pending few cases pertaininS to oM No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated-3oth July, 2015 have been incorporated in this list as present e-revision utility of NIC-CGA takes in to account the effect of pending post-2006 revisions in respective cases, as applicable.

4. All Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs/Accountants General and Administrators of UTs are requested to ensure that all pending revision cases are processed and sent to CPAO latest by 31st May, 2016 positively.

Encl: As above

(Subhash chandra)
Controller of Accounts
Ph.011-26174809

MINISTRY WISE NUMBER OF CASES TO BE REVISED UNDER OM 6 APRIL 2016 INCLUDING OM 30 JULY 2015 (PENDENCY as on 27-04-2016)
S.No
Min Dept
To be revised
1ACCOUNTANT GENERAL (A &E)1514
2ACCOUNTANT GENERAL (H C JUDGES)28
3ACCOUNTANT GENERAL (STATES)48
4AGRICULTURE953
5ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLAND ADMN212
6ATOMIC ENERGY7661
7CHEMICAL & FERTILIZER41
8CIVIL AVIATION546
9COAL419
10COMMERCE & TEXTILES827
11CONSUMER AFFAIR FOOD & PUB DST467
12CORPORATE AFFAIRS182
13DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI5
14DEFENCE (CIVIL)163
15DELHI ADMINISTRATION615
16EARTH SCIENCES340
17ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA340
18ENVIRONMENT1
19ENVIRONMENT & FORESTS229
20EXTERNAL AFFAIRS327
21FINANCE1558
22FINANCE – C.B.E.C2354
23FINANCE – C.B.D.T2027
24FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES19
25HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE1496
26HOME AFFAIRS58629
27HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT372
28INDUSTRY664
29INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING1506
30INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY139
31LABOUR591
32LAKSHADWEEP ADMN.3
33LAW, JUSTICE AND SCI256
34LOK SABHA SECRETARIAT9
35MINES1040
36NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY22
37PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES367
38PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS16
39PLANG, STATS & PROG. IMPLMNTN457
40POWER389
41PRASAR BHARTI883
42PRESIDENT’S SECRETARIAT19
43RAJYA SABHA SECRETARIAT20
44RURAL DEVELOPMENT32
45SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY1333
46SHIPPING, ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS424
47SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT37
48SPACE1169
49STEEL33
50SUPPLY431
51TELECOMMUNICATION13
52URBAN DEVELOPMENT1582
53UT LAKSHADWEEP1
54WATER RESOURCES839
TOTAL93327


Source: http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/cpao_it_tech_rev_2016-17_19.pdf

Review of performance of public servants & Service Verification:



Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
28-April-2016 15:09 IST

Review of performance of public servants

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is aware that review of performance of public servants occurs only after attaining age of 50 years or completion of 30 years of service. As per Fundamental Rule (FR) 56 (j):


“The Appropriate Authority shall, if it is in the opinion that it is in the public interest so to do, have the absolute right to retire any Government servant by giving him notice of not less than three months in writing or three months’ pay and allowances in lieu of such notice:

If he is in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ service or post in a substantive, quasi-permanent or temporary capacity and had entered Government service before attaining the age of 35 years, after he has attained the age of 50 years.

(i) in any other case after he has attained the age of fifty-five years”.

(ii) In addition, as per Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972, at any time after a Government servant has completed thirty years' qualifying service, he may be required by the appointing authority to retire in the public interest, and in the case of such retirement the Government servant shall be entitled to a retiring pension provided that the appointing authority may also give a notice in writing to a Government servant at least three months before the date on which he is required to retire in the public interest or three months' pay and allowances in lieu of such notice.

Further, as per Rule 16(3) (amended) of the All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, the Central Government may, in consultation with the State Government concerned, require a Member of the Service to retire from Service in public interest, after giving such Member at least three month's previous notice in writing or three month's pay and allowances in lieu of such notice, -

after the review when such Member completes 15 years of qualifying Service; or

(i) after the review when such Member completes 25 years of qualifying Service or attains the age of 50 years, as the case may be; or

(ii) if the review referred to in (i) or (ii) above has not been conducted, after the review at any other time as the Central Government deems fit in respect of such Member.

(iii) The above provisions have been reiterated from time to time and recently vide DoPT’s O.M. No. 25013/02/2005-AIS-II dated 28.06.2012 and 03.08.2015, and O.M. No. 25013/1/2013-Estt.A-IV dated 11.09.2015.

Disciplinary cases are conducted as per prescribed procedures. Normally, the details and monitoring of disciplinary cases is to be done by the respective cadre authorities. The Central Government has also from time to time been stressing on the need to complete disciplinary cases expeditiously and monitoring the same.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Vivek Gupta in the Rajya Sabha today.

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7th Pay Commission – Centre all set to Implement Recommendations – Source added, Centre will issue notification most likely in the third week of June after Cabinet’s nod to the recommendations of 7th pay Commission.


7th pay commissionThe Central Government is all set to implement recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. Reportedly, the notification for the ‘increment process’ will be issued in the month of June.
Source added, Centre will issue notification most likely in the third week of June after Cabinet’s nod to the recommendations of 7th pay Commission.
A Finance Ministry source was quoted by a news website as saying, “But in case it’s not issued in third week of June, it will be issued at the beginning of fourth week of June. Usually it takes around one week to issue a notification, after cabinet nod”.
Ministry is also hopeful that Empowered Committee of Secretaries which is looking after the recommendations at the moment, will submit its report by June 15.
Most likely, increased payout will be handed over to central government employees earliest at the end of June or latest by July. However, sources suggest that Empowered Committee of Secretaries which has been entrusted the responsibility to overview recommendations will not make much change into it.
Earlier, the government conceded that implementation of new pay scales proposed by the 7th pay commission is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore which is around 0.7 per cent of GDP.
Giving details of financial implications of the recommendations, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha informed Parliament that the burden on pay head would increase by Rs 39,100 crore to about Rs 2.83 lakh crore in the current fiscal.
Sinha also said that the announcement of Dearness Allowance has no impact on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
The Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission was set up in January. The recommendations of the Pay Commission will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.
Source: One India

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Details about Employees Contributions to EPF: Lok Sabha Q&A



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 43

ANSWERED ON: 25.04.2016
Employees Contributions to EPF
A. ARUNMOZHITHEVAN
Will the Minister of
LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-



(a) whether the retirement savings managed and overseen by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has crossed Rs. 10 lakh crore mark, making it the eleventh largest pension fund in the world;

(b)if so, the details thereof;

(c)whether the EPF offers are expected to receive Rs. 1,15,000 crore of fresh accruals from employees contributions during the year 2015-16 and if so, the details thereof;

(d)whether the said contribution is likely to be 15 per cent higher than it had been originally estimated; and

(e)if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) & (b): As per the Audited Consolidated Annual Accounts of Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) for the year 2014-15, the closing balance of Funds managed by EPFO is Rs. 6,34,174.33 crore.

Regarding EPFO being the eleventh largest pension fund in the world, no such information is available with EPFO.

(c): No, Madam. The fresh accruals in 2015-16 in the three Schemes framed under the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF & MP) Act, 1952 as per the revised estimates is Rs. 1,01,538.54 crore.

(d) & (e): The revised estimates for the year 2015-16 are projected to be 13.81 per cent higher than the Budget estimates. The details of revised estimates of the three Schemes are as under:

(i) Employees’ Provident Funds (EPF) Scheme, 1952 :- Rs. 71,398.25 crore

(ii) Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995:- Rs. 29,000.00 crore

(iii) Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance (EDLI) Scheme, 1976:- Rs 1,140.29 crore.




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OROP Arrears not paid : What to do next?


WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE O.R.O.P. ARREARS ?

May be due to the non-availability of the following particulars with your bank, they have not paid. Therefore, please arrange to send the attested proof of the following particulars:-

1. Rank
2. Qualifying service.
3. Group
4. Date of Birth.

Please take a Xerox copies of the proof, get attested by your Bank’s Manager and send it to the CPPC of your bank by Registered Post immediately.

It is better if you can send the OROP arrears calculation sheet also along with the documents. For OROP calculation sheet, please click here.

Click FAQ on the Home page read the procedure for payment.

Addresses of some important banks and email addresses.

1. State Bank of India, CPPC, 112/4 Kaliamman Koil Street, Virugambakkam, Chennai 92. Email: cppc.zoche@sbi.co.in
2. Canara Bank, CPPC, Besavangudi, Bangalore 4. Email: cppc@canarabank.com
3. Indian Bank, CPPC, 66 Rajaji Salai, Chennai 1. Email: cppc@indianbank.co.in
4. Indian Overseas Bank, CPPC, Annasalai, Chennai 2. Email: cppc@iobnet.co.in
5. Central Bank of India CPPc, 2nd Floor, MMO Building, MG Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001. Email: cppc@centralbank.co.in
6. Corporation Bank, CPPC, Pandeshwar, Mangladevi Temple Road, Mangalore 575001.email: hogovt@corpbank.co.in :
7. Bank of India CPPC 87A 1st Floor,Gandhibaug, Nagpur 440002. Email; cppc.nagpur1@bankofindia.co.in
8. Union Bank of india, CPPC, 12th Floor, 239 Vidhan Bhavan Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021. Email: govtbusinesss@unionbankofindia.com.
9. Bank of Baroda CPPC 13th Floor, 16 Parliament St. New delhi 1. Email: cppc.ho@bankofbaroda.co.in
10. Syndicate bank CPPC, 2nd Floor, Manipal Udupi, Karnataka 574104. Email: syndcppc@syndicatebank.co.in

Source: http://indianexserviceman.blogspot.in/

Extension of CGHS facilities to the retired employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)-reg.

Extension of CGHS facilities to the retired employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)-reg.

S.11011/15/2013-CGHS (P) 
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
CGHS (P) Section 
* * * * * *
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
 Dated the 2nd Dec, 2015


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Extension of CGHS facilities to the retired employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M No. S 11011/16/2013-CGHS(P) dated 10th June, 2014 vide which it was decided to extend the CGHS facilities to the retired employees of those autonomous/statutory organizations whose sewing employees were already covered under CGHS in Delhi/NCR only.

2. This Ministry had received a request from Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) for the Arts to extend the CGHS facility to its retired employees. The proposal was examined in this Ministry and it has now been decided to extend the CGHS facilities to the retired employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) subject to the following guidelines:-

a) CGHS facilities shall be extended to the retired employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) only in Delhi/NCR. They will be entitled to OPD facilities and medicines from CGHS dispensaries in Delhi/NCR only on the same lines as is being done in case of serving employees of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

b) They may avail treatment from CGHS empanelled hospitals at CGHS approved rates. The medical expenses for [PD/hospitalization treatment will be borne by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and they will not be eligible for cashless medical facilities.


c) The pensioner’s card will be issued to those pensioners who have been recommended by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and on payment of service charges on cost to cost basis in advance on yearly basis at the rates determined by Department of Health and Family Welfare in consultation with O/o the Chief Advisor (Cost), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.


d) The CGHS membership card will have to be renewed annually by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in advance for both serving as well as retired employees (wherever applicable). Failure to renew the CGHS membership within the specified time period will lead to de-activation of the CGHS card.

e) There is no provision for issue of life-time CGHS cards to the pensioner beneficiaries of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

3. The office of the Additional Director (HQ), CGHS,New Delhi shall be the nodal office for issue of CGHS cards to the pensioners of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Accordingly, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) may co-ordinate with O/o the AD (HQ), CGHS in this regard.

4. This issues with the approval of Additional Secretary & Director Geheral, CGHS and shall be effective from the date of its issue.

sd/-
(Sunil Kumar Gupta) 
Under Secretary to the Govt.of India

7th Pay Commission 2016: Implementation of new pay scales recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh cr, or 0.7 per cent of GDP, on the exchequer in 2016-17, government said today.



The implementation of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission report, however, would be after approval of the Cabinet on completion of screening of suggestions by a high-level panel of secretaries, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.


The implementation of the new 7th Pay Commission pay scales is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore (or 0.7 per cent of GDP at current market prices) on the exchequer in 2016-17. Subject to acceptance by the government, they will take effect from January 1, 2016.

In a written reply, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha also said that the announcement of Dearness Allowance has no impact on the recommendations of the Pay Commission.

Giving details of financial implications of the recommendations, Sinha said the burden on pay head would increase by Rs 39,100 crore to about Rs 2.83 lakh crore in the current fiscal. Without the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the outgo would have been Rs 2.44 lakh crore.

The outgo towards HRA will increase by Rs 17,200 crore to Rs 29,600 crore. The outgo on pension front will be Rs 1.76 lakh crore (increase of Rs 33,700 crore) and on other allowance will be Rs 36,400 crore (up Rs 12,100 crore).

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission was set up in January.

The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission report will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.


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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
27-April-2016 16:52 IST

Changes in NPS

The Government has proposed the following in the Finance Bill, 2016 with regard to the National Pension System (NPS):

i. Allowing 40 per cent of the NPS corpus tax exempt on lump sum withdrawal.

ii. Waiving service tax on the NPS corpus utilized for purchase of annuity.

iii. The amount receivable by the nominee in case of death of the subscriber covered under NPS has been made tax exempt.

iv. One-time portability without any tax implication has been allowed to the subscriber for shifting from recognized provident fund to NPS.

v. One-time portability without any tax implication has been allowed to the subscriber for shifting from superannuation fund to NPS.

As per the provisions of the Finance Bill, 2016, 40 per cent of the pension corpus under NPS is proposed to be tax exempt on lump sum withdrawal. Also, the proposal in the Union Budget, 2016-17 for taxation of 60 per cent of provident fund corpus under the Income Tax Act, 1961 has been withdrawn by the Government. Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) remains an Exempt Scheme.

However, EPF and NPS are different schemes available to separate categories of subscribers and they are not comparable on one-to-one basis.

This information given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


7th Pay Commission: Modi Govt all set to implement recommendations; notification most likely in June.

New Delhi, April 27: Modi Government is all set to implement recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission. Reportedly, the notification for the 'increment process' will be issued in the month of June.

It is being believed that Centre will issue notification most likely in the third week of June after Cabinet's nod to the recommendations of pay Commission.

A Finance Ministry sources was quoted by a news website as saying, "But in case it's not issued in third week of June, it will be issued at the beginning of fourth week of June. Usually it takes around one week to issue a notification, after cabinet nod".

Ministry is also hopeful that Empowered Committee of Secretaries which is looking after the recommendations at the moment, will submit its report by June 15.

Most likely, increased payout will be handed over to central government employees earliest at the end of June or latest by July. Reports suggest that Empowered Committee of Secretaries which has been entrusted the responsibility to overview recommendations will not make much change into it.

Earlier, Modi government conceded that implementation of new pay scales proposed by the 7th CPC is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore which is around 0.7 per cent of GDP.


Read at: OneIndia News


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Er. S.C. Maheshwari, Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj will address AGM of ‘Govt. Pensioners Welfare Organization’ on 8.05.016 at Charan Singh Jila Panchayat Hall (Court Complex) Mujaffar Nagar 251001(UP) For more information contact Er. Jain on mob 09412494987

 Er. S.C. Maheshwari, Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj will address AGM of ‘Govt. Pensioners Welfare Organization’  on 8.05.016  at Charan Singh Jila Panchayat Hall (Court Complex) Mujaffar Nagar 251001(UP) For more  information contact Er. Jain on mob 09412494987

 Media Manager BPS

Er. S.C. Maheshwari, Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj will address AGM of ‘Govt. Pensioners Welfare Organization’ on 8.05.016 at Charan Singh Jila Panchayat Hall (Court Complex) Mujaffar Nagar 251001(UP) For more information contact Er. Jain on mob 09412494987

 Er. S.C. Maheshwari, Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj will address AGM of ‘Govt. Pensioners Welfare Organization’  on 8.05.016  at Charan Singh Jila Panchayat Hall (Court Complex) Mujaffar Nagar 251001(UP) For more  information contact Er. Jain on mob 09412494987


“ Com. S.C.Maheshwari, Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj will address Triennial General Body Meeting of NFRP at Anugraha Kalyana Mandapam Palakkad (Kerala) on 24.09.2016

 Com. S.C.Maheshwari, Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj will address Triennial General Body Meeting of NFRP  at Anugraha Kalyana Mandapam Palakkad (Kerala) on 24.09.2016


Media Manager BPS

Com. S.C.Maheshwari, Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj will inaugurate & address 37th AGM of AIFPA Chennai on 22.7.016 at Alamelu Manga Kalyana Mandapam, Radhakrishhnan Street, T Nagar,Chennai 600017

 Com. S.C.Maheshwari, Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj will inaugurate &  address 37th AGM of AIFPA Chennai on 22.7.016 at  Alamelu Manga Kalyana Mandapam, Radhakrishhnan  Street, T Nagar,Chennai 600017 for further information  contact: D.Balasubramanian phone 044  23715031 &24716985
Media Manager BPS

“ Shri S.C.Maheshwari, Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj will address a meeting of Central Government pensioners in the premises of Arya Samaj, Seethafalmandi, Secunderabad at 10 AM on 11.06.2016 (Saturday). He will also attend and address the 1st National Convention of All India States Pensioners Federation being held in the Institute of Engineers Hall, Opposite Khairatabad Railway Station, Hyderad commencing at 10.00 AM on 12th June,2016(Sunday). For further details, please contact Shri M.S.S.Rao on Mobile No.9949052609 or D>S.Rao on M.No.9618610046.” .


“ Shri S.C.Maheshwari, Secretary General, Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj will address a meeting  of Central Government pensioners in the premises of Arya Samaj, Seethafalmandi, Secunderabad at 10 AM on 11.06.2016 (Saturday).  He will also attend and address the 1st National  Convention  of All India States Pensioners Federation being held in the Institute  of  Engineers  Hall, Opposite Khairatabad Railway Station, Hyderad commencing at 10.00 AM on 12th June,2016(Sunday). For further details, please contact Shri M.S.S.Rao on Mobile No.9949052609 or D>S.Rao on M.No.9618610046.”
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Misuse of RTI by employees of Public authorities be considered as ‘misconduct’: CIC


Taking serious note of misuse of RTI, the Central Information Commission has observed that such misuse by the employees of Public authorities shall be considered as an item of misconduct that invite disciplinary action.

The observation was made by Information Commissioner Prof. M. Sridhar Acharyulu who was hearing an appeal filed by an employee of Ambedkar Polytechnic. He had sought wide range of information about colleagues and Principal and even of the officers who were supposed to inquire into complaints filed against him. 

Perusing his RTI application, the commission observed "The public authority is scared of appellant as he has already filed number of complaints, grievance representations, RTI applications, almost chocking entire administration."

The commission also observed that appellant had video graphed a lecture of his lady colleague in the class room without permission and put it on social media with reckless allegations. The Commission further observed “he is undoubtedly a misuser of every mechanism and bent upon harassing everyone who does not yield to his wishes. He is a potential threat to peace in the institution and also privacy of colleagues. Whole college is scared of him. He asked for certified copies of ‘integrity certificate’ of officers who are asked to inquire into allegations against him. This shows that he is not capable of working with other staff in public authority like this.” 

Dismissing his appeal, the commission issued following directions,

  • The public authority should proceed with disciplinary action against the appellant for his misuse of RTI which amounted to misconduct, before April 25, 2016. Every misuse of system like, misuse of PGMS, RTI and Social media shall be considered as an item of misconduct that invite disciplinary action. 
  • If the misusers of RTI involved in invading privacy by video recording and spreading false allegations through social media network, the head of the institute need to examine if it amounts to any offence under IPC or IT Act, and shall report to appropriate authorities including police. 
  • The public authority should inform the individual officers, if their rights are breached by misuse, they have a every right to complain as per law and public authority shall facilitate such action, if the misuse obstructs the normal course of functioning of the institute. 
  • The concerned authorities to take immediate action if the information given to appellant in this case is abused or spread in social media or elsewhere, and they shall not give any information to this appellant if files similar RTI requests. The public authority should take note that employees or colleagues like Ms.Tarika, Ms.Amita Dev have a right to seek compensation from public authorities if they ignore or neglect their privacy rights by indiscriminately giving information in the absence of public interest. It is pathetic to note that the PIO could not ascertain that there was no public interest in this case but appellant has malicious interests in harassing others or building pressure on authorities in self-interest. The authorities have a duty to protect other employees from such misusers. This kind of misuse to build up pressure against taking action on misconduct or to secure promotion should be treated as disqualification. 
  • The public authority should provide necessary training to the PIOs and other staff members to verify the nature of appellant and if they found him to be misuser, tell them not to give information like medical claims of third parties.

Government is giving final touch to implement 7th pay commission report

HIND DESH-April 20, 2016

Government is giving final touch to implement 7th pay commission report
New Delhi: The Implementation Cell in the Finance Ministry which works as the Secretariat of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries for processing the report of the Seventh Pay Commission before cabinet nod, is now working on an effective mechanism for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award by resolving the issues that arose over minimum pay and pay gap.

A proposal for raising minimum salary of the central government employees to Rs 20,000 from the Seventh pay commission recommendation Rs 18,000 also under study, officials close to the implementation cell told us.

jaitley fmHowever, central government employees unions demanded minimum pay Rs 26,000. “we think it should not be touched to Rs 26,ooo,” the implementation cell official said.

Once the minimum pay is hiked, salaries of 48 lakh central government employees will automatic automatically increase, depending on their length and post of service than the seventh Pay Commission recommendations and it’s the solution for resolving the pay gap.

But the final decision on the row over minimum pay and pay gap is expected to come from Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

People, familiar with the development, told the us for that reason the Implementation Cell was yet to send the file to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.

“The final proposal on the 7th Pay Commission is yet to reach us from the Empowered Committee of Secretaries,” the PMO officials also told us.

On receipt of the proposal from the Empowered Committee of Secretaries it would be placed before the cabinet for its nod through Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, they added.

Under the prevailing circumstances, the central government employees are likely to draw salaries under the 7th Pay Commission for the month of July, as promised earlier by the Finance Minister.

Officials, however, said whenever the 7th Pay Commission would come into effect, the government servants would get their enhanced benefits of salaries with effect from the month of January, 2016.

The 7th Pay Commission award will be implemented in phases. In the first phase, the central government employee will get the basic pay as well as its arrears and in the second phase, they will get allowances but without arrears.

The current budget has an allocation of Rs 70,000 crore for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award for 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners including dependents.

The complexity over implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award cropped up soon after the recommendation made by Justice A K Mathur’s pay panel.

The 7th Pay Commission recommended the highest basic salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000and its increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1:13.8, while all pay commissions made up pay gap between employees and officers from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12.

The Central government employees’ associations said, “not at all happy” with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and, in fact, “no section of the Gruop B and C employees is satisfied”, as the Commission has recommended a minimal pay increase as compared to the previous Pay Commissions., they added.

When the Finance Ministry was contacted to know about their latest 7th Pay Commission award, officials said, “We’re ready to send the final proposal to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.”

But he refused to say when the final proposal would be sent to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.

However, a number of sources at the Finance Ministry said the PMO would take the decision on minimum pay and pay gap, after recommendation of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries led by the cabinet secretary P K Sinha was formed to review it.

The 7th Pay Commission handed over its recommendations to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 19 in 2015, while a secretary-level Empowered Committee was formed in January to review the proposals.

NIVARAN-Railway Minister directs to develop an online system for grievance redressal of both serving as well as retired Railwaymen.

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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
19-April-2016 19:24 IST
Railway Minister directs to develop an online system for grievance redressal of both serving as well as retired Railwaymen.  
The system called NIVARAN to come into operation by 24th June, 2016. 
The System to have provision for progress tracking and appeal. 
Railway Minister to personally review and monitor the functioning of this system. 
The move to benefit around 27 lakhs persons. 


In an innovative measure aimed at staff welfare, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has directed railway administration to develop an online system for the redressal of grievances of Railway Employees both serving as well as retired. The IT Department of Indian Railways has started working on developing this system which will be called “NIVARAN” and will come into operation by 24.06.2016. Under this system, a railway personnel will be able to submit his grievances online and can also track the progress in resolution or disposal of the grievances. The main focus areas of the grievance redressal will be reimbursement of medical claims, pension claim, compassionate appointment and improvement in staff quarters. The move will benefit around 13.26 lakhs serving railway employees and around 13.79 lakhs retired railway personnel that is the system NIVARAN will serve the needs of around total 27 lakhs persons. 

The Railway Minister has also directed the Railway Administration to create a provision or mechanism in this system for “appeal” against a particular decision of an authority. The Railway Minister has accorded important priority to this new system and has decided to personally review and monitor the functioning of this system. The monitoring and review will also be done at Railway Board Level, at Zonal Level and at Divisional level also. The Railway Minister has always been emphasizing on measures aimed at the welfare of the staff and resolution of their problems. He has always been pointing out the sincerity, dedication and hard work being put in by the railway employees to make Indian Railways as the world class railway system.