Sunday, July 23, 2017

Facilities to Retiring Persons: Settlement of PF/EFP, Gratuity etc.




ANSWERED ON: 17.07.2017
Facilities to Retiring Persons
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has decided to settle the PF/EPF, Gratuity etc. of the retiring person on the day of retirement itself; and 
(b) if so, the details thereof along with the steps taken/being taken in this regard?


(a) & (b): Directions have been issued by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to all its field offices to make the payment of Provident Fund and Pension to members of Employees’ Provident Funds (EPF) Scheme, 1952 and Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 on the date of retirement itself.
As regards settlement of gratuity, as per Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, the employer shall arrange to pay the amount of gratuity within thirty days from the date it becomes payable to the person to whom the gratuity is payable


ARPAN module for revision of pension of Rly Pensioners ready-Directorate accounts seek action plan for early revision

Saturday, July 22, 2017

11.7.17 : 7th CPC Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Defence Civilian Pensioners: PCDA Circular C-169 reg Notional Fixation on Concordance Table, Form of intimation and Sample copy of E-PPO

Circular NO. C- 169
No: G1/C/0199/Vol-I/Tech
Dated: - 11.07.2017.

Sub: Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission-Revision of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners / Family Pensioners etc.

Ref: This office important circular no. C-153, bearing no. G1/C/0199/Vol-1/Tech, dated 12th August 2016.

Attention is invited to above cited circular wherein all Pension Disbursing Authorities (PDAs) were advised to revise the Pension/ Family Pension of all pre-2016 pensioners with effect from 01.01.2016, by multiplying the pension/ family pension as had been fixed at the time of implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations, by a factor of 2.57. The amount of revised pension/family pension so arrived at was to be rounded off to next higher rupee. 

2. Now, Govt. Of India, Ministry of P, PG and pension, Deptt. of P&PW has issued further orders vide their OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A), dated 12.05.2017, according to which pension / family pension of all existing defence civilian pensioners, who retired/ died before 01.01.2016, will be revised notionally by fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the ‘Level’ corresponding to the pay in the ‘Pay Scale/ Pay Band’ and ‘Grade Pay’ at which they retired/died. This is required to be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening pay commission based on the formula for revision of pay. In this regard,DoPPW,vide,OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dt.06.07.2017 has issued concordance table wherein pension of retirees in various pay scales existing over different periods has been indicated.

3. In terms of these orders, the higher of the two formulation i.e. pension/family pension already revised by the PDAs in terms of this office circular No. C-153. dt. 12.08.2016 (i.e. after multiplication by factor of 2.57) or the pension/ family pension as worked out in Para-2 above shall be paid w.e.f. 01.01.2016 to all pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners/ Family Pensioners. Also, Corrigendum PPO, showing revised rate of Basic Pension/Family Pension to be paid w.e.f. 01.01.2016 to all pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners / Family Pensioners, will be issued by this office. 

4. These Corrigendum PPOs will be issued in new series of PPO No. which will contain 16 digits including suffix of 4 digits to identify pension type & nature of Corrigendum. Only electronic PPOs will be generated which will be digitally signed. No physical PPOs will be printed and sent to any agency. The new PPO will also contain a QR code wherein all important data will be embedded. This QR code may be used by PDA’s to capture the data. These PPOs will be sent to the Banks through SFTP connectivity which this office has established with various banks. Other banks, with whom there is no SFTP connectivity, are advised to immediately take necessary measures to establish the same. In the interim period till the time they establish SFTP connectivity, PPOs will be sent through email. Similarly, these PPOs will be sent to DPDOs through the CGDA WAN. Director of all treasuries are requested to kindly provide an email ID of .nic or any other domain issued by government for this purpose. A sample copy of such PPO is enclosed for ready reference.

5. PDAs are advised to affect payment based on e-PPO without waiting for any confirmation from respective HOOs. A copy of these PPOs, duly digitally signed, will also be sent through email to Head of offices (HOOs). The respective HOOs may, however check these PPOs and send a copy of the same to the pensioners/family pensioners for their record. 

6. PDA’s shall make immediate modification in e-scrolls by inserting a new column (36) wherein the new PPO number containing 16 digits (including suffix of 4 digits) is indicated. In respect of those pensioners who have not been allotted new PPO number, pensioner ID(Which consists of 15 digits) if available in original /corr PPO may be captured and indicated in a different column(column no. 37).

7. Pension Disbursing Authorities are further advised to intimate the status of revision carried out by them in terms of this circular in Annexure-I enclosed herewith to Shri R.K.Sharma, SAO, O I/ C Audit Section, Office of the Principal CDA(P.), Allahabad-211014. A Consolidated soft copy of all such payment in CSV format may be sent in a CD to this office and also be mailed to the email

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy.CDA (P)

Form of intimation by the Pension Disbursing Authority to the P.C.D.A.(P) regarding revision of Pension in terms of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare Office Memorandum No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 12.05.2017.

Sl NoBank A/c No. /H.O. /T.S. No.CPPC/ DPDO Code/ Name of Treasury/ PAO/ I.E. NEPAL/ THIMPHU/ Post OfficePaying Branch Code (IFSC Code)PPO No.Latest Corr PPO No.NameType of Pension 01 for Service Pension 02 for Family PensionDate of Birth (MM DD  YYYY)Date of Retirement (MM DD YYYY)Date of Death of service pensioner (In case of Joint notification PPO) (MM DD YYYY)Existing Pension / Family Pension As per Sixth CPCExisting Additional PensionRevised pension as per Seventh CPC OrdersRevised Additional PensionArrear Date FromArrear Date ToTotal Amount of ArrearDate of Payment



Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant from Rs.16000 to Rs.50000 per daughter: DESW Order

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Subject: Enhancement of rates of Marriage Grant.

The Standing Committee on Defence (16th Lok Sabha) directed vide para 56 to 58 of its 2nd Report that rate of marriage grant to needy ESM (upto the rank of Hav/equivalent) and their widows be enhanced from Rs 16,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per daughter (for 2 daughters). The Standing Committee also desired that an additional allocation of Rs 10.30 crores may be provided to DESW to meet the requirement of enhanced Marriage Grant,

2. Accordingly Army. Navy & Air Force has agreed to provide the additional funds on pro-rata basis i.e. 85:5:10, annually w.e.f. 2016-1 7.

3. Approval of competent authority is conveyed to the enhancement of the rates of marriage grant from Rs 16,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per daughter (for 2 daughters) to ESM (upto the rank of Hav/equivalent) and their widows w.e.f. 1.4.2016.

Joint Secretary (Res-II)
Secretary, KSB
1. Secretary, KSB
3. CNS
4. CAS 
MoD, I.D. No. 102/AFFD/Marriage Grant/2016-D(Res-II) dated 15th July, 2016 marriage-grant-desw-mod

Source: DESW PDF 

13.7.17 NPS: Extension of benefits of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity - PCDA Circular No. C-170

Circular No C-170 
O/o the PCDA (P), Allahabad
Dated: 13-07-2017 

Sub: – NPS: Extension of benefits of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the Central Government employees covered by New Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)-regarding. 
Ref:- This office Circular No. 79 dated 29/10/2010 and No. 110 dated 12/08/2013 

Benefits of Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity to the Central Government employees covered by New Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System) has been extended vide Govt. of India, Ministry of PPG & P, Deptt. of P&PW in their O.M. No. 7/5/2012-P&PW (F)/B dated 26.08.2016 (copy enclosed)on the same terms and conditions as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. The Ministry has further clarified vide O.M.No.28/03/2017-P&PW(B) dt. 18/05/2017, that CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 are otherwise not applicable to the Central Government employees covered under NPS. Hence, they would obviously not be eligible for Service Gratuity or Pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules. 

2. The phrase ‘terms and condition’ in the ibid O.M. dated 26.08.2016 refers to the requirement of qualifying service, the rates on which retirement gratuity is to be paid, the limit of amount of gratuity, nominations, disciplinary provisions, etc. in the CCS(Pension) Rules. All these condition would be equally applicable for grant of gratuity to employees covered under NPS. The decision to extend retirement gratuity and death gratuity vide the O.M. dated 26.08.2016 is absolute and not provisional. Separate rules on gratuity for Central Government employees under NPS would be framed in due course. 

3. Now, it has been decided that to submit the claims of above beneficiaries for Retirment Gratuity and Death Gratuity, the following procedures shall be adopted by HOO and Pay Audit Controllers:-

i. H.O.O. will prepare a claim in case of NPS beneficiaries going to retire in accordance with the procedure as prescribed for Defence Civilian Personnel appointed before 01.01.2004 and will submit the same along with service boom and all the relevant documents (Which is required in case of pre 01.01.2004 Cases) to PAO concerned i.e.LAO/RAO. The Permanent Retirement account No. (PRAN) of the concerned Government Servant Allotted by National Security Depository limited (NSDL) will also be indicated. In cases where PRAN has not been allotted by NSDL to a NPS subscriber being non-effecting account as on 0104.2008, permanent pension account No.(PPAN) allotted to subscriber will be indicated. 

ii. PAO will carry all necessary checks with reference to the entries in service book and as admissible under the OM No.38/41/06 P&PW (A) dated 05.05.2009 (already circulated under this office circular no.79 dt. 29-10-2010) to ensure that entries made in claim are in as per records in the service book of the individual. After signing and affixing the seal, the PAO concerned i.e.LAO/RAO will pass on the claim to the PCDA(P) Allahabad. The service book will be returned by PAO to HOO concerned.

iii.HOO will also maintain a separate register for recording entries for PRAN /PPAN No., Name of Government Servant, PPO No. and awards notified.

iv. On receipt of PPO from PCDA(P) Allahabad, HOO will check the same and after recording the entries in the register retransmit PDA’s copy to PDA, Pensioner copy to Pensioner and retain 
HOO copy for their own record.

v. Other procedures prescribed for pre 01-01-2004 pensioner will also be followed by the HOO in case of NPS beneficiaries.

4. In view of the foregoing, you also are requested to issue suitable instructions (along with copy of this circular) to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control to ensure that claim on the subject matter henceforth are floated in accordance with instructions given in above Para.

(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar) 
Dy.CDA (P) 


6.7.17 Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad-211014 Circular No.192 0f 6.7.2017

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension),
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad-211014
Circular No.192

No. AT/Tech/30-XVIII
Dated: 06.07.2017
Sub: Difficulties being faced by the Family pensioner at the Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) about furnishing of Non-Marriage Certificate. 
Instructions for payment of family pension and submission of Non-Marriage/Re-Marriage certificates from defence family pensioners (including Defence civilian family pensioners) are provided in Para 39 of DPPI-2013 and para 12.3 & 12.4 of Scheme for Payment of Pension of Defence Pensioner by Public Sector Banks revised edn. 01.01.1987. Periodicity of submission of Non-marriage/ re-marriage certificate for various kinds of recipients of family pension is different. Difference in periodicity of submission of certificate was a cause of inconvenience to the family pensioners and was attracting representations from various agencies. Accordingly, the matter was referred to the competent authority to consider the periodicity of submission of Non-marriage/ re-marriage certificate for all kinds of recipients of family pension as once a year. The competent authority has advised that certificate may be sought for from the family pensioners at the time of annual identification.  In view of the above, all the pension disbursing authorities are advised to seek submission of non-marriage certificate from all kinds of recipients of family pension a  the time of annual identification (i.e. in the month of November each year). 

(Sandeep Thakur)
Jt.CDA (P)

Online Appointment System for CGHS beneficiaries: Steps for Online Booking- 09.5.2017

F. No. 44/ 22 /2014/MCTC/CGHS/2211-44
Directorate General of CGHS, MOHF
Monitoring, Computerization & Training Cell,
CGHS Wellness Center Building, 15th Floor,
Kalibari, New Delhi-110001
Dated: 9.5.2017

Office Memorandum

Sub: Online Appointment System for CGHS beneficiaries

For the convenience of CGHS beneficiaries and with an objective of reducing the waiting time at the Wellness Centers, CGHS is pleased to announce a new initiative of booking online appointments. Existing beneficiaries can now book an appointment for Medical Officer or, Specialist consultation online. The steps involved in booking an appointment online are given below 

Online Appointment by Beneficiary himself
  1. Visit the website
  2. Click on the option “Book Appointment” available on RHS of the screen
  3. Enter beneficiary ID and click on “Generate OTP".
  4. An OTP (One Time Password) will be sent on registered mobile no. of the beneficiary or to the main card holder’s mobile if that is the only registered number.
  5. Enter OTP and click on "Proceed".
  6. Beneficiary details are displayed on screen. Click on “Proceed” button if the details displayed on screen are correct otherwise click on “NOT YOU”. In that case login again and proceed as above.
  7. Select Specialty, Dispensary, Doctor as per your choice and click on “Proceed” button. A beneficiary can select a GDMO (General Duty Medical Officer) or a Specialist of any of the CGHS wellness centre for appointment.
  8. A calendar is displayed to choose a date that has the availability of appointment for the selected doctor. Select date for appointment.
  9. On selecting date, top of the screen shows the slot timings and the appointments available. A beneficiary can choose the desired slot.
  10. Click on “Proceed to Book Appointment”. One can go back and make changes by using the ‘Change the Specialty’ button.
  11. On clicking the button “Proceed to Book Appointment", beneficiary details and the appointment details are displayed on the screen for confirmation.
  12. Click on the option “Confirm to Book Appointment”, Confirmation status page is displayed. One can print the confirmation slip, or book another appointment. System would also send an SMS to registered mobile number.
  13. Appointment for the GDMO can be taken within 72 hours of date of appointment whereas appointment for the Specialist can be taken within 1 month of date of appointment. Online appointment cannot be made for th e same day/date. (This window period may change depending upon the decisions taken from time to time)
  14. If a self registered patient arrives at the indicative time slot and by that time his “Q" number has already passed, he will be called as very next patient, barring emergencies. However, if the indicative time slot has passed beyond half an hour then he will have to get fresh registration from WC registration counter.
  15. If patient fails to turn up on appointed time thrice in a row the facility for him may be blocked for a month.
For walk in patients who directly visit the center without a prion self booked appointment, the facility of online registration at the registration counter of Wellness Center is available.
The introduction of this facility may be given due publicity by all Wellness Center in-charges.  
Sd/-  Dr. D.C. Joshi Director, CGHS


1. A Ds of all cities/Zones
2. ADD DDG (HQ), CGHS, Nirman Bhawan , New Delhi
3. AD MSD Udyan Marg, New Delhi.
4. PPS to Secretary, HFW Nirman Bhawan , New Delhi
5. PPS to AS&DG,CGHS, Nirman Bhawan , New Delhi
6. PS to Director CGHS Nirman Bhawan New Delhi.
7. PS to AD (HQ) CGHS, RK Puram Sec-12, New Delhi Steps-for-booking-online-appointment-by-cghs-beneficiaries


Monday, July 17, 2017

17.7.17 7th CPC - Railway Services (Revised Pay) Amendment Rules, 2017 - Pay Matrix - Gazette Notification 17.7.17




New Delhi, the 14th July, 2017 

RBE No. 70/2017 

G.S.R.882(E).—In exercise of powers conferred by the proviso of Article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules in amendment to the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 namely : -

1. (1) These rules may be called Railway Services (Revised Pay) Amendment Rules, 2017. 
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.

2. In the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, -

(a) In rule 12, for the words “the date of notification of these rules”, the following shall be substituted, namely: -

“1st January, 2016 and the same shall apply to the pay of officers coming on deputation to posts in the Central Government which are not covered under the Central Staffing Scheme.”;

(b) In the Schedule, -

(i) for PART A, the following PART shall be substituted, namely;-
Pay Matrix

[F. No. PC-VII/2017/RSRP/1]

R. K. VERMA, Secy.

7th CPC Pension Revision/Notional Fixation of Pre-2016 Postal Pensioners OM 10.7.17 - Concordance Table: DoP Orders with clarification & time limit of 30.09.2017

No. 4-3/2017-Pension
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Pension Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
10th July, 2017


All Head(s) of Circles

All General Manager (Finance)/Director of Accounts (Postal)

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Revision of pension of pre- 2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc-reg.


Kindly refer to this office letter of even number dated 23.5.2017 circulating DoP&PW O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 6.7.2017 regarding implementation of Government decision for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners.

2. Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has circulated O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 6.7.2017 concordance tables for fixation of notional pay and pension/family pension of employees who retired/died in various grades during the 4th , 5th and 6th Pay Commission periods. A copy of the OM is forwarded herewith for information and compliance. The concordance table is available on the website of Department of Pension & PW at and appropriate table may be utilized in terms of instructions of DoP&PW O.M. dated 6.7.2017. In the case of those employees who retired/died before 01.01.1986, these concordance tables may be used based on their notional pay as on 01.01.1986, which was fixed m accordance with DoP&PW’s O.M. No. 45/86/97-P&PW(D)(iii) dated 10.02.1998.

3. Separate tables have been given in respect of pre-01.01.2016 pensioners who retired in the Group D pay scales corresponding to 6th CPC grade pay of Rs 1300/-, Rs 1400/-, Rs.1600 and Rs. 1650/- (Table No. 1 to Table No.4) and for pensioners who retired during 6th CPC period after upgradation to the Grade pay of Rs 1800/- (Table No. 5 to Table No. 8). The pension/family pension of such pensioners/family pensioners may be revised using the appropriate table.

4. In case of any inconsistency in the concordance tables vis-a-vis the relevant rules/instructions, the notional pay and pension/family pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners may be fixed in accordance with the rules/instructions applicable for fixation of pay in the intervening Pay Commission periods.

5. It is requested that all concerned subordinate authorities may be instructed accordingly. Vigorous efforts may be made to complete all revision cases by 30.09.2017.  The nodal officer in each circle/DAP may please send the progress report on fortnightly basis in time.
Yours faithfully,

(Smriti Sharan)
Dy. Director General (Estt.)

Encl: As above


CGDA 13.7.17-7th CPC Pension Revision & Notional Fixation on Concordance Tables: Controller General of Defence Accounts Orders


Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam,
Delhi Cantt - 110010

No. 5162/AT-P/Vol-LIX
Dated: 13th July, 2017



Subject: Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners in implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission Concordance tables- regarding 

Attention is invited to Deptt. Of P&PW F.No. 38 / 37 / 2016-P&PW(A) dated 06.07.2017 Vide which it has been instructed Ministry of Personnel, PG. and Pensions Department of Pension 85 Pensioners’ Welfare that the pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners may be revised W.e.f. 01.01.2016 in accordance with the instructions contained in their Department's OM of even no dated 12.05.2017 and using the concordance tables enclosed in their letter dated 06.07.2017.

2. All PCsDA/ CsDA are requested to take necessary action by using the concordance table which is available on the website of Deptt. Of P&PW (

Jt.CGDA (Pen) has seen. 

Krishan Kumar


Raising of FMA and Constant Attendance allowance- orders 14.7.2017

17.7.2017: Extend S C Verdict to all Similarly placed w/o pushing each one to seek redress from court. Retirement on the last day of the month or fore noon of first day of the next month means the same thing rules the court.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

11.7.2017 CGHS cares for elderly

13.7.2017 DAD No.ANN/Pension revision/Pre-2016 7th CPC Pension Revision: Circular for DAD Pensioners retired before 01.01.2016/Form of Application

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow, Pin Code - 226002
Office Phone NO. 0522-2451547 Office Fax NO. 0522-2451993

No.ANN/Pension revision/Pre-2016


Sub:- Implementation of Govt's decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC-Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc. and para 19 of PCDA(P) Allahabad circular no. C-164 dated-30/05/2017.

Consequent upon Govt's decision on the above subject, all the pensioners of defence, accounts department who retired before 01/01/2016 from the organisation of PCDA(CC) Lucknow are requested to submit the requisite information on enclosed proforma in duplicate along with, all supporting documents to PCDA(CC) Lucknow for revision of pension as per 7th CPC.

Encls.- As above

Sr. Accounts Officer(AN-V)



Sub:- Implementation of Govt's decision on the recommendations of, the 7th CPC-Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc.

Ref:- Para 19 of PCDA(P) Allahabad circular no. C-164 dated-30/05/2017.


Kindly refer to Ministry of Pers., PG and Pension. Dept of P & PW, New Delhi OM No. 38/37/2016 P & PW(A) dated-12/05/2017 and revise my entitlement of pension/family pension w.e.f. 01/01/2016. My requisite particulars are given below-

01. Name of the applicant:-
      (with Grade/A/c No.)


03. Mobile No.

04. PAN No.

05. email ID

06. Address 

07. Name of the family pensioner in case of family pension

08. Date of retirement/death of the Govt. servant

09. Office in which the pensioner /deceased Govt. servant served last

10. Post last held

11. The scale of pay of the post at held last

12. Pay last drawn on the date of retirement /death in service

13. Original PPO No. And latest Corr. PPO.No.

14. Details of the pension disbursing authority
  (A) (I) Name of the bank

    (II) Name of the branch

    (III)Account No.

    (IV) IFSC code

  (B) Name of the DPDO

16. Spouse Name

17. Spouse AADHAAR No.

18. Spouse PAN No.


Signature of the pensioner/applicant

Note:- Please enclose the copy of AADHAAR and PAN in r/o self and spouse and also a copy of original PPO and latest corr. PPO.