Friday, March 30, 2018

Big bonanza for Madhya Pradesh employees : Retirement age hiked

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has raised the retirement age of state government employees to 62 years from the current age of retirement is 60 years. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The MP Chief Minister cited promotion of general category employees as a reason to raise the age limit of these employees. “The general category government employees did not get a chance of promotion due to reservation in promotions. It is right of every employee to get promoted as per seniority. To ensure this, the age of retirement has increased,” Chouhan said while addressing the media here.
Chouhan also said there have been cases where an employee retires without getting due promotions.
The issue of raising the age of employees was taken up by the government in 2013. The newly formed government under Shivraj Singh Chouhan had then said that it will consider raising the age of retirement of state government employees from the current 60 years to 62. “We will consider the matter,” Chouhan had then told news agency PTI when asked whether the issue was under consideration of the state government.

Guide to pension revision of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners

As per implementation of 7th CPC for central employees and pensioners, pension has been revised with effect from 01..01.2016. Basic pension / family pension has been revised in almost all cases.
As regards the past pensioners, the pension has been revised w.e.f. 1.1.2016 by multiplying the pension as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations by 2.57. The revised pension in this manner has already been disbursed by the pension paying banks etc.
Based on another recommendation of the 7th CPC, the pension/family pension may be revised again taking into consideration of the notional pay fixation after each intervening Pay Commission, based on the formula for revision of pay. Fifty percent of the notional pay as on 1.1.2016 so arrived at shall be the revised pension.
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In order to expedite pension revision cases of pre-2016 pensioners, concordance tables were drawn and circulated to all Ministries/ Departments vide O.M No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) dated 6.7.2017.
View the calculation here
The second calculation, beneficial for most of the pre-2016 pensioners/ family pensioners has to be done by the concerned department from which the pensioner retired. In most of the cases this has not been done by the respective authority and pension disbursing banks can not help anyway in this matter. Though specific direction has been issued in this regard to process all pending cases suo moto, without asking any particulars from the pensioner , the processing is still pending in a large number of cases.
In this situation, pensioners should contact their respective pension cell of the department from which they retired and submit an application alongwith copy of the PPO. If no action is taken within a considerable period of time, say one month , they may lodge an online grievance and the process will start immediately.
Submit Online Grievance
As the online grievance redressal mechanism is being monitored by high ups in the department, it acts really fast !
The pension will be revised with effect from 01.01.2016 with a huge arrear ! So enjoy happy retired life without any tension and higher pension !
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Good news for Rail employees : LTC available as per 7th CPC

Railway employees can now avail LTC

In a first, Railway employees will now be able to avail Leave Travel Concession (LTC), the government has said. A March-27 circular issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) confirmed the step taken to extend the benefit to railways employees and their spouses.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Centrally funded universities and institutes to get revised salary soon

Central Govt. agrees to pay additional expenditure to fund UGC pay hike 
The centre accepted the demands of agitating teachers over UGC pay hike. In a communication to all central universities and other centrally-funded higher education institutions, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has conveyed that the government will "fully meet" their increased financial liabilities due to payment of revised salary of the teachers and other staff under 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations.
As per the communication dated 27.03.2018 by UGC Secretary Prf Rajnish Jain "As per the instructions received from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) vide its letter No. 1-7t2015-U.ll (Pt.l) dated 26th March, 2018, it is clarified that for those centrally funded institutions whose salary commitments are being met by the UGC/MHRD, the increased liabilities due to revision of 7th CPC pay scales will be fully met by the Central Government."

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

30% Interim Relief to Subordinate Judiciary

Supreme Court orders for Interim Relief 
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In a significant order passed on 27.03.2018, the Supreme Court has ordered a 30 percent hike in basic pay of judges of subordinate judiciary.
The order came in a petition filed by All India Judges Union which had prayed for constitution of an All India Judicial Commission for reviewing the service conditions of the judicial officers of subordinate judiciary in India including pay scale, retirement age, pension and other emoluments.
The Commission had submitted its report earlier this year suggesting 30 per cent increase in basic pay as an interim measure. The following were the recommendations made by the Commission.
  1. Interim relief to the extent of 30% of increase in basic pay with accrued increments shall be paid to all categories/ranks of Judicial Officers.
  2. The said increased in Pay shall be treated as a separate component and no D.A. is payable thereon.
  3. Arrears shall be worked out with effect from 01.01.2016 on the above basis.
  4. On the same basis, the interim relief shall be provided to the pensioners and family pensioners with effect from 01.01.2016 and the arrears to be paid accordingly.
  5. Wherever the benefit of interim relief has already been granted, the Judicial Officers in those States/UTs can exercise their option to continue to be governed by such Orders.
  6. The amounts payable by way of interim relief now proposed are liable to the adjusted against the future determination pursuant to the final report submitted by the Commission.
The Court accepted the said recommendations.

Re exam for CBSE Class X Mathematics and Class XII Economics

Update on 30.03.2018 : Class 12 Economics on 25th April
No decision has been taken so far regarding Class 10 Mathematics.
View the CBSE Press Release dated 30.03.18
"Regarding Class 10th re-examination - as leak was restricted to only Delhi and Haryana, if it at all a re-exam will happen, it will happen only in Delhi and Haryana and a decision will be taken on this in the next 15 days. If at all a re-exam is done, it will be held in July," Mr Anil Swarup, Union Education Secretary  said.
Earlier News :
The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to re-conduct the examinations for Economics (Class 12th) and Mathematics (for Class 10).

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

CBDT extends due date for linking Aadhaar with PAN till June 30, 2018

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date for linking of Aadhaar with PAN from March 31, 2018 to June 30, 2018. This is the 3rd time, CBDT has extended the due date for linking Aadhaar number with PAN.
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Tripura announced expert committee to implement pay panel

The Tripura government on Monday announced a three-member expert committee to implement the Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations in the state. The committee, headed by former Assam chief secretary P.P. Varma, will submit a report within 90 days, a finance department notification said.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Rajasthan hikes D.A by 2%. Order issued for employees and pensioners

The dearness allowance to employees and the dearness relief to pensioners will come into force with effect from January 1, 2018. Other state employees including those of Panchayat Samitis and District Councils, as well as their  pensioners  will also benefit from the increased 2 per cent dearness allowance, 

While the increased dearness allowance for January and February will be deposited in the general provident fund accounts of the employees, cash payments will be made from March onwards. The state government will have additional financial burden of about Rs 957 crore on account of increased benefits for the employees in the current financial year.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Expected pay scale for West Bengal employees

The sixth pay commission set up to propose revised salary structure of the state employees yet to make any recommendation to the Govt. despite of extending their terms regularly. The resentment of the employees are growing in each passing day as many of the state Govt.s have already implemented pay hike and more others to follow suit in the near future.
The employees are also aggrieved being denied of Dearness Allowance hike. A case in Calcutta High Court is going on in this regard.
Meanwhile a lot of queries are being raised about the new pay scale which may be suggested by the sixth pay commission. This blog has procured some news from unconfirmed sources. Though nothing of these may be treated as authentic, still we are publishing the information to satisfy the queries.

Existing Grade Pay                                      Probable Entry Pay
1700                                                                   17000
1800                                                                   18000
2600                                                                   23000
4100                                                                   34000
4400                                                                   36000   
4700                                                                   40000
4800                                                                   42000
5400                                                                   57000
5600                                                                   59000
Fitment factor may be proposed as 2.62 and the date of effect is likely from 01.01.2016.
Existing Pay in the Pay band + Grade Pay is likely to be multiplied by 2.62 to arrive new pay in the revised pay structure.
H.R A may be retained as 15% of new basic as present.
( It is once again reminded that the above information is based on assumption only and not to be considered as authentic by any means.)

J & K to issue notification for pay commission implementation in April'18

Minister for Finance and Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Saturday reviewed implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations for the state government employees and pensioners as per the announcement made earlier in the budget session.
During the meeting, a threadbare discussion was held for issuance of relevant SRO regarding implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations. 
The minister was informed that arrangements are being made for implementing the 7th Pay Commission for state government employees and pensioners in the state.
He directed the concerned officers to make it effective in the next month as per the commitment made by the Jammu and Kashmir government in budget 2018-19. 
“We will fulfil the promises made by the government with employees and pensioners. We are going to issue the relevant SRO for implementation of 7th Pay commission in the next month,” he added.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Hike in central retirement age : Minister cleared the air

Minister of state for personnel, Sri Jitendra Prasad Singh clarified in Loksabha on 21.03.18 in a written reply to a question in this regard that the  Govt. is not considering any enhancement of retirement age of central employees from existing 60 to 62 years.

No LTC to SAARC countries for central employees

A proposal of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) facility to Central Government employees to visit SAARC countries was found not feasible and decided not to take it forward, Dr. Jitendra Singh informed in the Loksabha Q&A Session.

Govt. removes cap on cost of education of martyred soldier's children

The Government has decided to remove the cap of Rs 10,000 per month as education reimbursement for the children of soldiers killed in action, those missing or disabled in the line of duty.
This move comes after repeated protests from different sections of the armed forces and the government seeking removal of Rs 10,000 limit.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

National Judicial Pay Commission recommends 30% Interim Relief

A panel, set up to recommend a hike in the salaries of lower court judges, has proposed a 30-per cent interim relief for the judicial officers.
The National Judicial Pay Commission, which submitted its interim report to the Supreme Court last week, has recommended a 30-per cent interim relief to the lower court judges, on the existing basic pay, from January 1, 2016.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Central D.A. from 1.1.18 : Order issued

Grant of Dearness Allowance for Central Govt. employees - Revised rate applicable from 01.01.2018.
It shall be enhanced for the existing rate of 5% to 7%.
The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the disbursal of March 2018 salary.
Click here for the order

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Increase of fitment factor and minimum pay for Central employees - real picture

Many websites/blogs and a section of media is being flooded with possible increase of minimum pay and fitment factor for central Govt. employees for a considerable long period of time.

Some of these agencies even declared the date of effect as 1st April 2018. As per their prediction,
1. Fitment factor to be increased from 2.57 to 3 
2. Minimum pay to be hiked from Rs 18,000 to 21/26,000
3. The hike will be effective only for employees upto level 5
But as per reply given by Minister of State (Finance) in Rajya Sabha on 6th March 2018, Govt. is not considering any change in these issues. So , we urge our viewers not to be misguided and expect any betterment in pay as of now.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Linking of Aadhar with various services : Deadline extended by Supreme Court

  • SC extends March 31 deadline of Aadhaar linking till it gives its order
  • New Delhi, Mar 13 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar with various services till the five-judge constitution bench delivers its judgement on petitions challenging the validity of the biometric scheme and the enabling law

    A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had on March 7 said it may not be possible to decide by March 31 the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act

    The bench, which also comprised justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, had earlier said that since the matter would have implications on financial institutions, like banks and stock exchange, it would create a huge problem of compliance if the deadline was extended at the last moment

    On December 15 last year, the apex court had extended till March 31 the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes

    Former Karnataka High Court judge Justice K S Puttaswamy had told the apex court on February 22 that several deaths had reportedly taken place due to starvation on account of glitches in the Aadhaar-based public distribution system and the court must consider granting them compensation

    Earlier, the top court had observed that the alleged defect of citizens' biometric details under the Aadhaar scheme being collected without any law could be cured by subsequently bringing in a statute

    It had said that the Centre came out with the law in 2016 to negate the objection that it was collecting data since 2009 without any authorisation, but the issue which needed consideration was what would happen if the data collected earlier, had been compromised.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cabinet approves two percent Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees wef 01.01.2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2018 representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 5% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.
This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners.
 The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.6077.72 crore per annum and Rs.7090.68 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2018 to February, 2019).
 This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7thCentral Pay Commission.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Child Care Leave - Frequently Asked Questions

Q] Who are entitled for Child Care Leave?

[A] Child Care Leave can be granted to women employees having minor children below the age of 18 years, for a maximum period of 2 years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service, for taking care of up to two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. Child Care Leave shall not be admissible if the child is eighteen years of age or older.

[Q] Am I eligible to draw Salary for the period for which Child Care leave is availed?

[A] During the period of such leave, the women employees shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Kendriya Vidyalaya starts online admission

Online admission for Class I in Kendriya Vidyalayas for academic year 2018-19 commenced from 01.03.2018 and will continue upto 19.03.2018 (4PM).
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Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — January, 2018

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — January, 2018
The All-India CPI-IW for January, 2018 increased by 2 points and pegged at 288 (two hundred and eighty eight)

Karnataka Pay revision : Order Issued

The state government on Thursday issued a notification revising the pay scales of government employees as recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission. The commission has recommended 30 per cent increase in the basic pay and other allowances.
“This will be effective from July 1, 2017. The monetary benefits on account of revision of pay scales will, however, be admissible from April 1, 2018,” the notification stated. The revised pay scales will be computed based on basic pay and the DA as on July 1, 2017, and “fitment benefit of 30 per cent of basic pay as on July 1, 2017,” the notification states.
The pay commission recommendation to revise minimum and maximum pension from the existing Rs 4,800 and Rs 39,900 to Rs 8,500 and Rs 75,300, respectively, and corresponding family pension from Rs 4,800 and Rs 23,940 to Rs 8,500 and Rs 45,180, respectively, are accepted. It will be calculated based on basic pension/family pension and DA on July 1, 2017, and 30 per cent of basic pension/family pension as on that date.
The government has accepted the pay commission recommendation pertaining to grant of DA based on revised formula, revision of HRA (House Rent Allowance) and CCA (compensatory city allowance) in the revised pay scales, continuation of existing system of grant of charge allowance at the rate of 7.5 per cent of basic pay, enhancement of group insurance scheme contributions of employees. A separate order will be issued later.
The increase in pay and allowances shall be payable in cash from April 1. It will be applicable to 5.2 lakh state government employees, 5.73 lakh pensioners and family pensioners with 73,000 employees working in aided institutions, local bodies and non-teaching staff of universities.
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