Thursday, July 20, 2017

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Central Government Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS

No.4/34/2017-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare)
3rd Floor. Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market. New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 19th July, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Central Government Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS.

The undersigned is directed to say that at present Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) is granted to the Central Government pensioners/family pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme administered by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and corresponding health schemes administered by other Ministries/Departments for their retired employees for meeting expenditure on their day-to-day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization. Orders were issued vide this Department's O.M. No. 4/25/2008-P&PW(D) dated 19-11-2014 for enhancement of the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 500/- per month w.e.f. 19.11.2014.

2. Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on Allowances (with modifications), sanction of the President is hereby conveyed for enhancement of the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500/- to Rs.1000/- per month. The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance shall continue to be as contained in this Department’s OMs No. 45/57/97-P&PW(C) dated 19.12.1997, 24.8.1998, 30.12.1998, 18.8.1999 and OM No. 4/25/2008-P&PW(D) dated 19.11.2014.

3. These orders will take effect from 01.07.2017.

4. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India vide their UO No. 169-Staff (Rules)/A.R/Ol-2016 dated 18.07.2017.

5. These orders are issued with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) vide their OM No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 11.07.2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(Sanjay Wadhawan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India



Important Govt. Orders on 7th CPC - Consolidated


Important Govt. Orders on 7th CPC - Consolidated












Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners in implementation of 7th CPC

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

DRAFT REPORT ON AIC - AIPEU GrC

KIND ATTENTION OF ALL CIRCLE/ DIVISIONAL & BRANCH SECRETARIES

The draft report proposed to be placed in the ensuing All India Conference scheduled to be held from 06.08.2017 to 08.08.2017 at Bangalore is exhibited hereunder.

All are requested to discuss the report in their executive meetings and other meetings and propose proper amendments and suggestion through their delegates in the AIC.

Let us meet at Bangalore.



GENERAL SECRETARY'S DESK

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION GROUP 'C'
CHQ: 2151/1, D. G. Bhawan, New Patel Road, New Delhi - 110008


General Secretary’s Desk

Dear Comrade,
ALL INDIA CONFERENCE
We are meeting very shortly at Bangalore from Sixth of August 2017 in the historic All India Conference and before that I desire to share some of the developments for your kind knowledge and consent.

The 31st AIC Reception Committee is making all out efforts to conduct the conference in a grand manner without having any compromise in food and shelter despite great hardships they are facing due to the demonetization and could not secure advertisements as expected in Karnataka Circle as well as from other circles.

Adding fuel to fire, due to introduction of GST, the reception committee is now forced to bear additional burden on lodging and other commodities to the extent of 18 to 28%. The Circle Council held on 14.07.2017 at Bangalore, considering all their hardship requested the General Secretary who attended the meeting in person in one voice to enhance the delegate fees to the extent of Rs.2000/- per delegate due to GST and other financial constrains. They informed that they have no other alternative except to request the Divisional/Branch and Circle Secretaries in this regard.

I have weighed the situation in person and being the metropolitan city and the lodging expenses is too heavy, I feel that there is justification to consider their request. Accordingly I contacted our CHQ President and many Circle Secretaries having more delegates and sought their opinions. They are also in favour to rescue the Reception Committee which is struggling due to GST as well as poor collection due to demonetization.

Accordingly, it is decided to authorize the Reception Committee to enhance the delegate fee as Rs.2000/- per delegate. All the Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to bear the brunt considering the hardship of the Reception Committee. There will be no compromise on food and shelter by the Reception Committee which devote itself to the grand ever success of the AIC. I am firm that all of you will cooperate to this extent.

As a prelude to the All India Conference, the draft Biennial report has been exhibited today in our CHQ website. All are requested to hold special meetings at divisional/branch levels and discuss the report and send appropriate corrections and deletions to the report through the delegates attending.

Further all the Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to send details of delegates and visitors in advance in writing to the 31st AIC Reception Committee so that they will allot lodges. Being a Metropolitan city, rushing at last minute for searching more accommodation than the estimated one is a difficult task. It will lead trouble at the last moment not only to the Reception Committees but also to the delegates reaching late at Bangalore. All Circle Secretaries must furnish the rough estimate of number of participants to the AIC and ensure their participation as the Reception Committee has to pay advances to the lodges for advance booking.

It is brought to our notice that except from very few circles, the Donation/advertisement have not been provided to Reception Committee. The Divisions which could provide help to the AIC, may please offer an advertisement. The Circle Secretaries are requested to keep up their promise, they made in the last CWC held at Raigarh and provide maximum support and help to the Reception Committee.

I am seeking all your cooperation and let us make the All India Conference a grand success.

CADRE REVIEW
The CHQ has submitted a detailed letter to the Cadre Review Committee headed by Sri. Charles Lobo, Chief PMG, Karnataka Circle and the copy of the same was exhibited in our CHQ website on 13.07.2017. We are of the firm opinion that LSG should be divisionalised and also one time relaxation in the HSG-II & HSG-I Recruitment Rules should be accorded by the DOPT for filling up of all the upgraded HSG-II & HSG-I posts, till then such posts can be filled up on adhoc basis. We are seeking oral evidence before the committee and assure that we will leave no stone unturned.

VENTURE - 2017
I have decided to update the Venture book and release it in the All India Conference. I have requested Com. K. V. Sridharan, Ex-General Secretary for this job and he is burning the midnight oil over three months to bring the book in two volumes with more updated orders and old items which are all very much required for references. Since last week of June, 2017, he is remaining in the CHQ and assisting the CHQ by all means. Com. R. Sivannarayana, our Ex-CHQ President is also assisting him since 1st of this month. We are planning to release both the volumes in the AIC. If it could not be printed in time, atleast Volume-I will be released and the second will be released informally in the AIC. This is the real Venture of the CHQ and hope everyone will appreciate this Venture. The cost of books will be intimated after the finalization of books.

P &  T TRADE UNION HISTORY
In the All India Conference, we have proposed to release another book titled as ‘P & T Trade Union History’ compiled by com. V. A. N. Namboodiri, Ex-President BSNL Union narrating the history since the formation of Postal Club upto the period of formation of NFPE. The cost has been fixed as Rs.100/-. It will highlight the NFPTE and its traditional glory which will be very essential to the budding unionists and youngsters to know our history.

23.08.2017 ONE DAY STRIKE
As notified by the NFPE to conduct one day token strike on 23.08.2017 on 10 Charter of Demands, the preparations are going on in all the circles. All the office bearers of our Union shall attend the meetings as scheduled in their respective circles allotted to them and intimate the compliance report. As a prelude to sort out our charter of demands, the GDS Committee file is moving and a committee has been constituted to review the issues crept on implementation of cadre review. Let our Divisional/Branch Secretaries are requested to conduct the programmes as notified by NFPE and make the strike a glorious. Since we were concentrating more on C. G. Employees issues related all along over two years, it is a need to focus our own sectional issues. Let all rise up to the occasion and prepare for the success of one day strike.

Let us meet in the AIC at Bangalore.

Till then, Bye.                                      

With revolutionary greetings.

Comradely yours,


(R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary

Friday, July 14, 2017

Travelling Allowance Rules - 7th CPC

Amendment of Recruitment Rules - Department of Posts

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee – Clarification regarding

NO.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) (Vol. II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi 110001
Dated the 04th July, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee – Clarification regarding
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The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Para 4 of Annexure-I of the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme issued vide the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated May 19, 2009 providing that benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available.

2. Reference have been received from various Ministries / Departments whether at the time of regular promotion / grant of Non-Functional Scale, the employee may be allowed to draw the difference in Grade Pay after availing regular increment in the Pay Band and Grade Pay w.e.f. date of promotion or date of next increment consequent to MACP.

3. The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and it has been decided that the Para 4 of the Annexure-I of the MACP Scheme would be modified as under :

“benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion / grant of Non functional scale, if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion / grant of Non-Functional Scale, if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available. At the time of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale to the higher grade pay than what has been given under MACPS, the employee shall have the option to draw the difference of Grade Pays from the date of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale or the date of accrual of next increment in the pay allowed under MACP”

4. This modification in the MACP scheme is being issued in consultation with the Department of Expenditure

sd/
(G.Jayanthi)
Director(E-I)

SPEED POST - REVISED TARIFF w.e.f 01-07-2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

GDS Compassionate Engagement cases CRC : Approved and Rejected Cases in Andhra Pradesh Circle

GUDUR DIVISION : Shri O.HEMANTHA KUMAR S/O O.Narayana, GDSMD, Palachur BO, Menakur SO (Sl.No.15) selected in CRC and approved for compassionate engagement.  Gudur NFPE welcomes him and wishing all the best.

Congratulations to the selected candidate for Postman in Gudur division - Welcome


Gudur, NFPE welcomes Shri V.Nagendra Babu, Postman selected in the examination held on 29-01-2017 for Gudur Division.

Friday, July 7, 2017


PROTEST AGAINST BETRAYAL OF NDA GOVERNMENT

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS DECIDED TO ORGANISE

MASS PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AND BURNING OF HRA ORDERS ON 25th JULY 2017 AT MAXIMUM CENTRES THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY

THOSE HANDS WHICH ARE AFRAID OF RAISING AGAINST INJUSTICES

THOSE TONGUES WHICH ARE AFRAID OF VOICING AGAINST INJUSTICES

ARE SYMBOLS OF SLAVERY AND SURRENDER.

Seventh Central pay Commission Report was submitted to Government on 19.11.2015. Most of the recommendations, especially in the case of Minimum wage, fitment formula, Pay scales of most of the cadres, Allowances, Advances, MACP, CCL, etc. are most retrograde. 7th CPC recommendations are the worst recommendations after the 2nd Pay Commission recommendations (1960). The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) comprising the National Council JCM Staff Side (mainly Railways, Defence and Confederation) gave notice for indefinite strike to Government on 09.06.2016, seeking modifications in the recommendations. Government refused to call the NJCA leaders for a negotiated settlement and unilaterally declared the decisions of the Cabinet on 29.06.2016. NJCA decided to go ahead with the indefinite strike. On 30.06.2016, Group of Cabinet Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister held discussion with the NJCA leaders. It was assured that Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased and a High Level Committee will be constituted to submit recommendations in this regard to the Government. It was also assured that all other issues arising out of implementation of 7th CPC will be considered favourably. Four months time limit was also fixed for implementation of the assurances. Based on the above assurances the indefinite strike was deferred for four months.

Evenafter four months time limit fixed, no high level committee was constituted and all other issues remained unsettled. Government constituted committees after committee – Implementation Committee, Empowered Committee, Allowance Committee, Pension Option-I Committee, NPS Committee, Anomaly Committee etc. – but till this day no High Level Committee for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is constituted eventhough a Group of officers headed by Additional Secretary (Expenditure) held two meetings with the staff side without any discussion on Minimum Pay and fitment formula.

Committees were constituted to delay or deny the demands placed by staff side.

1.      Allowances Committee delayed its report for about ten months to deny increase in HRA rates and arrears from 01.01.2016.

2.      Pension Option-I Committee rejected the one and the only favourable recommendations of the 7th CPC i.e; Option-I parity for pre-2016 pensioners.

3.      NPS Committee categorically stated that withdrawal of NPS is not under the purview of the committee.

As the Government was not ready to honour its assurances given to the NJCA leaders, evenafter a lapse of four months, Confederation has requested the dominant organisations in the NJCA to revive the deferred indefinite strike. As there was no concensus in the NJCA regarding revival of indefinite strike or organizing any serious trade union action (for reason best known to all) against the betrayal of the Government, Confederation National Conference decided to organize independent agitation programmes. Accordingly Massive Parliament March with participation of about 15000 employees and pensioners on 15.12.2016, one day nationwide strike of about thirteen (13) lakhs Central Government employees on 16.03.2017, Mass dharna of about 3000 employees and pensioners in front of Finance Ministers office on 23.05.2017, Human Chain of Central Government employees and Pensioners at all major centres on 22.06.2017 were organized by Confederation for settlement of 21 points charter of demands which included the demands of all sections of employees and pensioners including Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual Contract workers and Autonomous body employees and pensioners.

After more than eleven months from the date notification of Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 (25.07.2016), Union Cabinet approved the revised allowances on 28.06.2017 without any major modifications, including HRA and Transport Allowances applicable to all section of employees. HRA rate was not increased from 24, 16, and 8%. The date of effect was fixed as 01.07.2017 instead of 01.01.2016.

Some of our friends, who are welcoming and supporting the Government’s decision on allowances are arguing that never in the past Revived Pay and Revised Allowances were given from the same date and for HRA etc. retrospective effect was not given. They consciously want to hide the fact that in the past revised allowances including HRA were granted from the month/next month of notification of Revised Pay Rules. Even if that practice is taken as a precedence, this time employees have every right to get Revised Allowance including HRA from 01.07.2016, as Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 was notified on 25.07.2016. Similarly, never in the past HRA rates were reduced by Pay Commissions. Those who support the Government’s decision are deliberately hiding this fact to somehow justify their stand and misguide the employees, because of their guilty conscience.

As the dominant organisations of the NJCA have left from the path of struggle for realization of the 7th CPC related justified demands raised in the July 11th indefinite strike charter, Confederation has decided to carry forward the struggle against the betrayal of the Government and non-implementation of assurances given by the Hon’ble Ministers. We have made it open that we strongly disagree and disown the stand taken by the Secretary, National Council JCM staff side, (Who is also the convenor of NJCA) by welcoming and thanking the Government for the decisions on Allowances including HRA. Confederation represents the sentiments of entire Central Government employees pensioners especially grass root level workers. It cannot be a party to any statement or action which the ordinary workers feel as betrayal of their cause. Confederation shall continue its struggle against the injustices meted out to the Central Government employees and Pensioners (including Autonomous body employees and pensioners, Gramin Dak Sevaks and casual, Contract workers) by the NDA Government.

Descending to the level of submitting to the dictates of the Government, compromising on the basic principles of trade Union, leaving away the path of struggle ignoring the of principles of collective bargaining, getting addicted to the JCM machinery of never ending, no-result-oriented discussions and consultations --- is not the tradition of Confederation. Confederation is a different organisation which our critics and enemies cannot understand.

We are fighting against a Government which is aggressively implementing neo-liberal reforms and we know that struggle path is tough and difficult and require sacrifices. Eventhen, we prefer, that path than the path of opportunism, surrender and compromises. Eventhough we have not won our battle in full, we firmly believe that whatever achievements and benefits the NDA Government was compelled to grant (Example – enhancement of Bonus ceiling to 7000, eligibility for gratuity to NPS employees. 5th Pay Commission recommended parity to pre-2016 pensioners (option-3), microscopic modifications in HRA at minimum level and some other allowances including enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance to Pensioners and retention of some of the allowances recommended for abolition etc.) is only because of the continuous nationwide campaign and struggle conducted by the Confederation and Confederation alone. Those who never participated in any strike or struggle and only enjoyed the fruits of the struggle and sacrifice of others can never understand the importance of struggle or strike. Empty vessels always go on making much noise, but we believe in action.

It is in this background, the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has decided to intensify our struggle. To express the strong protest, anger and resentment of the employees, against the totally negative and indifferent attitude of NDA Government and also against the betrayal of the Group of Cabinet Ministers of NDA Government, Confederation calls upon the entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25thJuly 2017 (25.07.2017 Tuesday) at all centres at centralized places and burn the orders on HRA issued by the Government. Wide publicity may be given to the programme through local print and electronic media and also social media.

The next phase of agitational programmes will be decided by the National Secretariat meetings of Confederation scheduled to be held at Bengaluru on 9th August 2017.

All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to make the above programme a grant success.

Fraternally yours,



(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob & WhatsApp: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
FALSE PROPAGANDA & UNFOUNDED CRITICISM BY SUPPORTERS OF NDA GOVERNMENT’S DECISION ON ALLOWANCES

Immediately on announcement of Govt’s decision on Allowances a well-orchestrated propaganda was unleashed by the NDA Govt through media and its political machinery and also through some organizations and employees who supported the Government’s decision. The crux of the propaganda is as follows :-

1)         It  has been decided by the Government that HRA shall not be less than 5400, 3600 & 1800 for X, Y, and Z category of cities respectively. This floor rate has been calculated @ 30%, 20% and 10% of the minimum pay of 18,000-. This will benefit more than 7.5 lakhs employees belonging to pay level 1,2, and 3.

2)         It is because of the JCM Staffside Federations who opposed and rejected the HRA rate recommended by Pay Commission, the employees have lost one and half years arrears of allowances. Government was ready to implement HRA and allowances from 01-01-2016 along with Revised Pay.

3)         Even in the past, Revised HRA and other Allowances were not given from the same date. HRA and other Allowances are implemented from a later date without retrospective effect.

The propaganda and criticism, though not succeeded, should not go uncountered. This is  part of a deliberate attempt by the Govt. and its political machinery to misguide the general public and employees.

The following facts will reveal the hollowness of the propaganda of the Govt, and the criticism of those who supports the Govt’s decision.

(1)          More than 7.5 lakhs lower level employees ( in pay level 1, 2 and 3) will be benefited due to the decision of the Govt. to retain minimum HRA of 5400, 3600 and 1800 as 30, 20 & 10% of minimum pay of 18,000-.

It will not benefit 7.5 lakhs employees in lower level 1, 2 and 3. It will benefit only few thousand employees.

In Pay level – I the starting pay is 18,000-. After getting eight (8) increments (eight years service) pay will become 22,800-. An employee drawing 22,800- will get HRA above 5400, 3600, 1800 even if the HRA is 24% (5472) 16% (3648) and 8% (1824).

In Pay level – 2 the starting pay is 19,900- After getting five increments (5 years service) pay will become 23,100-. The official will draw 5544 (24%) 3696 (16%) and 1848 (8%) even if the minimum 5400, 3600, 1800 is not retained.

In Pay level – 3 the starting pay is 21,700-. After getting 2 increments the pay will become 23,100- . 24% (5544), 16% (3696) and 8% (1848) will be above 5400, 3600 and 1800-.

From the above it can be seen that only those officials below 8 years service in Pay        level – 1, below 5 years  service in Pay level – 2 and 2 years services  in Pay level – 3 will be benefited by the decision of the Govt to retain 5400-, 3600- and 1800- at level 1, 2 and 3 as minimum HRA at X, Y and Z class cities respectively. How many central Govt employees below 8 years service  in level -1 and below 5 years service in level -2 and below 2 years service in level – 3 will be working in the Central Govt departments as on date. Only few thousands. All others in level -1,2 and 3 will draw more than 5400-, 3600- and 1800-even if HRA is 24%, 16% and 8%. This being the reality, Govt through its press release given to media made false propaganda that 7.5 lakh employees will be  benefited by the Govt’s decision !!!  And those who welcomed the Govt’s decision are repeating the same lies.

(2)  It is because of the Federation leaders representing JCM National Council Staffside who opposed the HRA rate recommended by 7th CPC, employees lost one and half year arrears.

What is real fact?

Every time when Pay Commissions submit its report to Govt, Implementation Committee or Empowered Committee is constituted by the Govt to examine the recommendations of the CPC and submit report to the Govt for acceptance by Cabinet.  The implementation Committee or Empowered Committee will call for suggestions / modifications to the CPC recommendations from all organizations including National Council JCM Staffside. This time also Govt and the Implementation Committee followed the same procedure.

Accordingly, National Council JCM Staffside submitted detailed memorandum to Govt and Implementation Committee / Empowered Committees, seeking 26 modifications in the recommendations including Minimum Pay, Fitment formula, Allowances including HRA, Transport Allowance, Advances, MACP conditions, CCL conditions etc.,. The JCM Staffside also presented their view points before the Implementation Committee headed by Joint Secretary and Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary. Suppose the JCM Staffside leaders / Federations decides not to submit  any memorandum seeking modifications in the retrograde recommendations of the 7th CPC before the Implementation Committee / Empowered Committees and keep quite ( as argued by those who criticize the leaders and support the 7th CPC recommendations), what will be the reaction of the employees ? Will they not blame the leaders for silently supporting the Govt for implementing all the retrograde and negative recommendations of the 7th CPC ?

Inspite of JCM Staffside requesting for modifications the Cabinet meeting held on 29-06-2016 decided to accept the recommendations of the 7th CPC on Pay Scale without any modifications, rejecting the modifications requested by the Staffside. Cabinet also decided to refer all the allowances including HRA to a Committee headed by Finance & Expenditure Secretary.

Cabinet on 29-06-2016 has not decided to grant 24%, 16% and 8% HRA  recommended by 7th CPC. Then where is the question of accepting or rejecting the decision of the Govt when there was no such decision by the Cabinet.

Not only JCM Staffside Federations almost all the Unions / Federations / Associations have submitted memorandum to Govt seeking modifications in the retrograde recommendations of 7th CPC. What is wrong in it ? The fact is that Govt deliberately constituted the Allowance Committee and referred HRA and other Allowances to the Committee to delay and deny the arrears from 01-01-2016. Instead of protesting against the Govt’s decision (that is what Confederation has done), those who are desperately trying to turn the anger and resentment of the employees against Unions / Federations who demanded modifications, are bound to fail, as Central Govt employees are not that much fools to believe that propaganda.

(3)  Even in the past,  HRA and Allowances were not given retrospective effect.

Govt and those who welcomed and thanked Govt for its decision on allowances are continuously repeating the argument that in the past also allowances were not given retrospective effect from the date of Revision of Pay. But what is the actual fact?

In the past, revised allowances including HRA were granted from the month / next month of notification of Revised Pay Rules. Even then JCM Staffside has not welcomed or thanked the Govt but strongly protested and demanded grant of allowances from the same date from which Revised Pay is implemented. Even if the old practice is taken as precedence, this time employees have every right to get revised allowances including HRA from 01-07-2016 as Revised (Pay) Rues was notified on 25-07-2016. Those who welcomed the Govt’s decision are consciously and deliberately hiding this fact as many employees do not know what has happened in the past. More over never in the past any Pay Commission has recommended reduction in HRA rates.

The NDA Govt and its political machinery has made this type of propaganda when the Cabinet approved the recommendations of Pay scales recommended by the 7th CPC on 29-06-2016 without any modifications. At that time the propaganda was “big bonanza” to Central Government employees. This time also the same method of propaganda is adopted and the unfortunate part of it, is that some of our friends representing employees too contributed to such a false and baseless propaganda.


Yours comradely, 

(M.KRISHNAN)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob&whatsapp:09447068125
E-mail:mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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.


F. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG. and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 6th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 12.05.2017 on the above subject and to say that instructions were issued for revision of pension / family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 in respect of Central civil pensioners / family pensioners who retired/died prior to 01.01.2016 by notionally fixing their pay in the pay matrix recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale / pay band and grade pay at which they retired / died. It was provided that 50% of such notional pay shall be the revised pension and 30% of the notional pay shall be the revised family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

2. It was also provided that the revision of pension will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the formula for revision of pay. Based on the fitment tables provided by the Department of Expenditure, 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 have been prepared and the same are enclosed herewith. 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 in accordance with this Department’s OM 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. These concordance tables have been prepared to facilitate revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners by the concerned pension sanctioning authorities. Due care has been taken to prepare these concordance tables based on the fitment tables for fixation of pay from 4th to 5th, 5th to 6th and 6th to 7th Pay Commission. 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 the pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners may be revised w.e.f. 01.01.2016 in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s OM of even no dated 12.05.2017 and using the concordance tables enclosed herewith.

6. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance ( Department of Expenditure ) vide their Diary No. 1(13)/EV/2017 dated 05.07.2017.
(Harjit Singh)
Director