Wednesday, July 27, 2016

7th cpc – 2016 - Exercise of option

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016

1-5 7th Pay Commission – Revised Pay Rules, 2016 - Title, commencement, definition and application of rules [click to view]

6. Exercise of option.-

(1) The option under the provisos to rule 5 shall be exercised in writing in the form appended to these rules so as to reach the authority mentioned in sub-rule (2) within three months of the date of notification of these rules or where any revision in the existing pay structure is made by any order subsequent to the date of notification of these rules, within three months of the date of such order:
Provided that-

(i) in the case of a Government servant who is, on the date of such notification or, as the case may be, date of such order, out of India on leave or deputation or foreign service or active service, the said option shall be exercised in writing so as to reach the said authority within three months of the date of his taking charge of his post in India; and

(ii) where a Government servant is under suspension on the 1st day of January, 2016, the option may be exercised within three months of the date of his return to his duty if that date is later than the date prescribed in this sub-rule.

(2) The option shall be intimated by the Government servant to the Head of his Office along with an undertaking, in the form appended to these rules.

(3) If the intimation regarding option is not received by the authority within the time specified in sub- rule (1), the Government servant shall be deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised pay structure with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016

The option once exercised shall be

Note 1: Persons whose services were terminated on or after 1st January, 2016 and who could not exercise the option within the prescribed time limit, on account of discharge on the expiry of the sanctioned posts, resignation, dismissal or discharge on disciplinary grounds, shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).

Note 2: Persons who have died on or after the 1st day of January, 2016 and could not exercise the option within prescribed time limit are deemed to have opted for the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016 or such later date as is most beneficial to their dependents if the revised pay structure is more favorable and in such cases, necessary action for payment of arrears shall be taken by the Head of Office.

Note 3: Persons who were on earned leave or any other leave on 1st day of January, 2016 which entitled them to leave salary shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).

Source:http://finmin.nic.in/7cpc/7thCPC_revisedpayrules25072016.pdf

Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016

Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016

8. Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016.- The pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016 shall be fixed at the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, applicable to the post to which such employees are appointed:

Provided that where the existing pay of such employee appointed on or after 1st day of January, 2016 and before the date of notification of these rules, has already been fixed in the existing pay structure and if his existing emoluments happen to exceed the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, as applicable to the post to which he is appointed on or after 1st day of January, 2016, such difference shall be paid as personal pay to be absorbed in future increments in pay.

Source:http://finmin.nic.in/7cpc/7thCPC_revisedpayrules25072016.pdf

Fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1st day of January, 2016

The fixation of pay in case of promotion from one Level to another in the revised pay structure shall be made in the following manner, namely:-

(i) One increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which promoted and if no such Cell is available in the Level to which promoted, he shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level

Illustration:
1.
Level in the revised pay structure : Level 4
Pay Band
5200-20200
2.
Basic Pay in the revised pay structure : 28700
GradePay
1800
1900
2000
2400
2800
3.
Granted promotion/financial upgradation under MACPS in Level 5
Levels
1
2
3
4
5
1
18000
19900
21700
25500
29200
2
18500
20500
22400
26300
30100
4.
Pay after giving one increment
in Level 4 : 29600
3
19100
21100
23100
27100
31000
4
19700
21700
23800
27900
31900
5.
Pay in the upgraded Level i.e. Level 5 : 30100 (either equal to or next higher to 29600 in Level 5)
5
20300
22400
24500
28700
32900
6
20900
23100
25200
29600
33900
7
21500
23800
26000
30500
34900

Source:http://finmin.nic.in/7cpc/7thCPC_revisedpayrules25072016.pdf

Mode of payment of arrears of pay- 7th CPC – Revised Pay Rules, 2016:-

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016

14. Mode of payment of arrears of pay.—The arrears shall be paid during the Financial Year 2016-2017.

Explanation.- For the purpose of this rule, “arrears of pay” in relation to a Government servant, means the difference between-

(i) the aggregate of the pay and dearness allowance to which he is entitled on account of the revision of his pay under these rules for the period effective from the 1st day of January, 2016; and

(ii)  the aggregate of the pay and dearness allowance to which he would have been entitled (whether such pay and dearness allowance had been received or not) for that period had his pay and allowances not been so revised.

Source:http://finmin.nic.in/7cpc/7thCPC_revisedpayrules25072016.pdf
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7th Pay Commission – Govt to set up anomalies committees

 The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has been authorised to take action regarding pay and related issues concerning officers of all India services.

7th pay commissionThe Centre will set up anomalies committees to examine individual, post and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has been authorised to take action regarding pay and related issues concerning officers of all India services–Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS).

“Anomalies committees will be set up by Department of Personnel and Training to examine individual, post-specific and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of the 7th pay Commission,” the Finance Ministry said in an order notifying implementation of the pay panel’s recommendations.

The three-member 7th Central Pay Commission, which had submitted its report on November 19, 2015, was divided over the issue of financial and career-related edge given to IAS officers as against those belonging to the other services.

IAS officers presently get a two-year edge over other services for getting empanelled to come on deputation at the Centre.

Besides, they also get two additional increments at the rate of 3 per cent over their basic pay at three promotion stages i.e., promotion to the Senior Time Scale (STS), to the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) and to the Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) after putting in about four, eight and 13 years of service, respectively.

A confederation representing thousands of officers of 20 civil services, including the IPS, have been demanding pay parity and other benefits enjoyed by IAS officers.

“Regarding pay and related issues concerning All India Services, appropriate action will be taken by Department of Personnel and Training to give effect to the decisions on these matters as may be applicable to them,” the latest order issued said.


Read at:http://indianexpress.com/article/business/business-others/7th-pay-commission-govt-to-set-up-anomalies-committees/

Enhancing of Retirement age of Doctors

To address the problem of acute shortage of doctors in various sub-cadres of the Central Health Service (CHS), for improved patient care, proper academic activities in the Central Government Medical Colleges and for more effective implementation of national health programmes, the Central Government, vide Notification No. GSR 567(E) dated 31.05.2016, has enhanced the age of superannuation of doctors of Non-Teaching Specialist, Public Health Specialist and General Duty Medical Officer sub-cadres of CHS to 65 years.

As per Screening Test Regulations, 2002 a framework already exists for Indian students who have obtained primary medical qualification from abroad to get registered in India to practice after clearing the Foreign Medical Graduate Exam.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

Expedition Process of OROP

On 07.11.2015, Government has issued orders for implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP). So far, 18,90,635 out of 20,68,292 Ex-servicemen / family pensioners have been paid Rs.3819.33 crores towards OROP arrears / revised pension under OROP Scheme. Instruction have been issued to clear the pending cases.

Financial implication of OROP is estimated at Rs.7,488.70 Crores recurring expenditure per annum at current rates and Rs.10,925.11 Crores towards arrears for the period of 01.07.2014 to 31.12.2015.

Ex-Servicemen Associations, Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM), Indian Ex-Servicemen League (IESL) etc were consulted before taking decision on OROP.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Dr. V Maitreyan in Rajya Sabha today.


Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0


Implementation of OROP

Budgetary provision of Rs.12,456.66 crores is made in the Financial Year 2016-17 for implementation of OROP (Rs. 4,967.96 crores towards payment of two instalments of OROP arrears and Rs. 7,488.70 crores towards annual recurring expenditure for the revised pension at current rates). So far 18,90,635 out of 20,68,292 Ex-servicemen / family pensioners have been paid Rs.3,819.33 crores as arrears / revised pension under OROP Scheme..

A Judicial Committee on OROP headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, Retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court has been appointed vide notification dated 14.12.2015 to look into anomalies, if any, arising out of implementation of OROP. The Committee will submit its report within one year of its constitution.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri MP Veerendra Kumar and others in Rajya Sabha today.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

7TH CPC PAY FIXATION FORMULA-Gazette notification

I. Pay Fixation in revised Pay Structure:
Sl.No
Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1Minimum pay in government with effect from01.01.2016 at Rs. 18000 per month (Para 4.2.13 of the Report)Accepted
2Pay Matrix comprising two dimensions havinghorizontal range in which each level corresponds to a “functional role in the hierarchy” with number assigned 1, 2, 3 and so on till 18 and “vertical range” denoting “pay progression”. These indicate the steps of annual financial progression (Para 5.1.21 of the Report)Accepted
3On recruitment, an employee joins at a particularlevel and progresses within the level as per thevertical range. The movement is usually on an annual basis, based on annual increments till the time of their next promotion. (Para 5.1.22 of the Report)Accepted
4The fitment factor of 2.57 to be applied uniformly for all employees. (Para 5.1.27 of the
Report)
Accepted
5Pay of employees to be fixed in the revised PayStructure in the manner laid down in Paras 5.1.28 and 5.1.29 of the Report.Accepted
6In case of upgrading of posts recommended by the Commission, the pay may be fixed in revised Pay Structure in manner laid down in Para 5.1.30 of the Report.Accepted. The recommendation regarding downgrading not accepted and, therefore, no occasion for fixation on downgrading of posts.
7Pay of direct recruits will start at the minimum pay corresponding to the Level to which
recruitment is made, which will be the first cell of each Level in the Matrix (Para 5.1.32 of the Report)
Accepted
8On promotion, pay of employees to be fixed in the manner laid down in Para 5.1.33 of the Report.Accepted
II. Annual Increments: 
Sl.No
Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1The manner of drawal of annual increment to be as laid down in Para 5.1.53 of the Report.Accepted
III.Modified Assured Carred Progression Scheme: 
Sl.No
Recommendation of the seventh central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1MACP will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay Matrix, the employee will move to immediate next Level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the Pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of Organised Group ‘A’ Services. (Para 5.1.44 of the Report)Accepted
2Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial ungrdation under MACPS to be enhanced from “Good” to “Very Good”. (Para 5.1.45 of the Report)Accepted
3Withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. (Para 5.1.46 of the Report)Accepted

IV. Consolidated Pay Package in Regulatory Bodies:
Sl.No
Recommendation of the seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1Consolidated pay package of Rs. 4,50,000 (Rupees Four Lakh and Fifty Thousand only) for Chairpersons of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Competition Commission of India, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority, and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Para No. 13.15 (i) of the Report)Accepted
2Consolidated pay package of Rs. 4,00,000 (Rupees Four Lakh only) for Members of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Competition Commission of India, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority, and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Para No. 13.15 (i) of the Report)Accepted
3Consolidated pay package in above cases to be raised by 25 percent as and when Dearness Allowance goes up by 50 percent. All other benefits, including Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance on tour etc., to be provided by the Regulatory Bodies as per their rules and regulations. (Para No. 13.15 (ii) of the Report)Accepted
4Normal replacement pay for existing Members of the remaining regulatory bodies set up under Acts of Parliament. (Para No. 13.15 (iii) of the Report)Accepted
V. Dearness Allowance: 
Sl.No
Recommendation of the seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1Existing formula and methodology for calculating Dearness Allowance to continue
(Para 8.17.37 of the Report)
Accepted. The reference base for calculation of Dearness Allowance after coming into force of the revised Pay structure shall undergo change
accordingly and will be linked to the average index as on 01.01.2016.

Annexure III
List of cases of upgradation of posts recommended by seventh Central Pay Commission to be referred to Department of Personnel and Training
A (I). Upgradation other than Apex Level:
Sl.No
Name of Posts
(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
Present Grade Pay
Grade Pay recommended by seventh Central Pay Commission
1Junior Radiographer of Andaman and
Nicobar Islands Administration (7.7.50)
20002800
2Preservation Assistant, Botanical Survey of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (11.16.19)20002400
3Senior Technical Assistant (Survey), Ministry of Mines (11.29.15)42004600
4Senior Technical Assistant (Drawing), Ministry of Mines (11.29.15)42004600
5Technical Officer, Office of Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textile (11.49.9)42004600
6Assistant Director Grade-II (Technical), Ministry of Textile (11.49.9)46004800
7Assistant Accounts Officer, Finance Division of Defence, Ministry of Defence
(11.12.140)
48005400 )PB-2) on completion of 4 years service
8Senior Section Officer (Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)4800
9Senior Travelling Inspector (Accounts),
Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)
4800
10Senior Inspector (Store Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)4800
11Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA), Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)42004600
12Chemical and Metallurgical Superintendent (CMS), Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)46004800
13Assistant Chemist and Metallurgist, Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)48005400 (PB-2)

A(II). Up-gradation to Apex Scale:
Sl.No
Name Of Post
(Para No.of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
1Director General (Indian Coast Guard) (11.12.27)
2Director General, Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (11.47.9)
3Vice President of Income Tax Tribunal, Department of Legal Affairs (11.27.27)
4Head, National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi (14.21)
5Head, National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune (14.21)
6Head, Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington (14.21)
B. Cases recommended by Seventh Central Pay Commission in which no action is required: 
Sl.No.
Name of Post
(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
Present Grade Pay
Grade Pay recommended by Seventh Central Pay Commission
Remarks
1Agriculture Assistant, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
24002800Posts do not exist
2Gardner overseer, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
24002800
3Group Level Worker, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (11.23.170)24002800
4ExtensionOfficer (Agriculture) Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (11.23.170)24002800
5Farm Manager Junior, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
24002800
6Assistant Store Keeper, Indian Bureau of Mines
(11.29.24)
19002400This post already exists in Grade pay 2400


Source:http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2016/170924.pdf

High lights of 7th cpc Gazette notification-Two Increment,Arrears payment,Allowances and NPS

There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year,
instead of existing date of 1st July; provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual
increment on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant
of financial up-gradation.

The arrears on this account shall be paid during the financial year 2016-2017

 The recommendations on Allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will be referred to a
Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries
of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman,
Railway Board as Members. The Committee will submit its report within a period of four months.
Till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all
Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not
been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016. 


A Committee of Secretaries comprising Secretaries of Departments of Personnel and
Training, Financial Services and Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare will be set up to suggest measures
for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System (NPS).