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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Cabinet approves Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission:

Cabinet approves Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission: - 

Main Points:
  • It will come into effect from 01.01.2016.
  • Arrears of pay and pensionary benefits will be paid during the current financial year (2016-17)
  • Minimum pay has been increased from Rs.  7000 to 18000 p.m.
  • A fitment factor of 2.57 will be applied across all Levels in the Pay Matrices
  • Gratuity ceiling enhanced from Rs.  10 to 20 lakh. 
  • the ceiling of House Building Advance enhanced from Rs.  7.50 lakh to 25 lakh
  • Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances. 
  • The Cabinet also decided to constitute two separate Committees for (i) NPS (ii) Anomalies

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Cabinet
29-June-2016 18:49 IST
Cabinet approves Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on pay and pensionary benefits.   It will come into effect from 01.01.2016.

In the past, the employees had to wait for 19 months for the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations at the time of 5th CPC, and for 32 months at the time of implementation of 6th CPC.  However, this time, 7th CPC recommendations are being implemented within 6 months from the due date.

The Cabinet has also decided that arrears of pay and pensionary benefits will be paid during the current financial year (2016-17) itself, unlike in the past when parts of arrears were paid in the next financial year. 

The recommendations will benefit over 1 crore employees. This includes over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

Highlights:

1.     The present system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay has been dispensed with and a new Pay Matrix as recommended by the Commission has been approved. The status of the employee, hitherto determined by grade pay, will now be determined by the level in the Pay Matrix. Separate Pay Matrices have been drawn up for Civilians, Defence Personnel and for Military Nursing Service. The principle and rationale behind these matrices are the same.

2.     All existing levels have been subsumed in the new structure; no new levels have been introduced nor has any level been dispensed with. Index of Rationalisation has been approved for arriving at minimum pay in each Level of the Pay Matrix depending upon the increasing role, responsibility and accountability at each step in the hierarchy.

3.     The minimum pay has been increased from Rs.  7000 to 18000 p.m.  Starting salary of a newly recruited employee at lowest level will now be Rs.  18000 whereas for a freshly recruited Class I officer, it will be Rs.  56100.  This reflects a compression ratio of 1:3.12 signifying that pay of a Class I officer on direct recruitment will be three times the pay of an entrant at lowest level.

4.     For the purpose of revision of pay and pension, a fitment factor of 2.57 will be applied across all Levels in the Pay Matrices. After taking into account the DA at prevailing rate, the salary/pension of all government employees/pensioners will be raised by at least 14.29 % as on 01.01.2016.

5.     Rate of increment has been retained at 3 %. This will benefit the employees in future on account of higher basic pay as the annual increments that they earn in future will be 2.57 times than at present.

6.     The Cabinet approved further improvements in the Defence Pay Matrix by enhancing Index of Rationalisation for Level 13A (Brigadier) and providing for additional stages in Level 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), 13 (Colonel) and 13A (Brigadier) in order to bring parity with Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) counterparts at the maximum of the respective Levels.

7.     Some other decisions impacting the employees including Defence & Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel include :

·        Gratuity ceiling enhanced from Rs.  10 to 20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25 % whenever DA rises by 50 %.
·        A common regime for payment of Ex-gratia lump sum compensation for civil and defence forces personnel payable to Next of Kin with the existing rates enhanced from Rs. 10-20 lakh to 25-45 lakh for different categories.
·        Rates of Military Service Pay revised from Rs.  1000, 2000, 4200 & 6000 to 3600, 5200, 10800 & 15500 respectively for various categories of Defence Forces personnel.
·        Terminal gratuity equivalent of 10.5 months of reckonable emoluments for Short Service Commissioned Officers who will be allowed to exit Armed Forces any time between 7 and 10 years of service.
·        Hospital Leave, Special Disability Leave and Sick Leave subsumed into a composite new Leave named ‘Work Related Illness and Injury Leave’ (WRIIL). Full pay and allowances will be granted to all employees during the entire period of hospitalization on account of WRIIL.

8.     The Cabinet also approved the recommendation of the Commission to enhance the ceiling of House Building Advance from Rs.  7.50 lakh to 25 lakh. In order to ensure that no hardship is caused to employees, four interest free advances namely Advances for Medical Treatment, TA on tour/transfer, TA for family of deceased employees and LTC have been retained. All other interest free advances have been abolished.

9.     The Cabinet also decided not to accept the steep hike in monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) recommended by the Commission. The existing rates of monthly contribution will continue. This will increase the take home salary of employees at lower levels by Rs. 1470. However, considering the need for social security of employees, the Cabinet has asked Ministry of Finance to work out a customized group insurance scheme for Central Government Employees with low premium and high risk cover.

10. The general recommendations of the Commission on pension and related benefits have been approved by the Cabinet. Both the options recommended by the Commission as regards pension revision have been accepted subject to feasibility of their implementation. Revision of pension using the second option based on fitment factor of 2.57 shall be implemented immediately. A Committee is being constituted to address the implementation issues anticipated in the first formulation. The first formulation may be made applicable if its implementation is found feasible after examination by proposed Committee which is to submit its Report within 4 months.

11. The Commission examined a total of 196 existing Allowances and, by way of rationalization, recommended abolition of 51 Allowances and subsuming of 37 Allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for Allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances.  The Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision, all existing Allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates.

12. The Cabinet also decided to constitute two separate Committees (i) to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of National Pension System (NPS) and (ii) to look into anomalies likely to arise out of implementation of the Commission’s Report.

13. Apart from the pay, pension and other recommendations approved by the Cabinet, it was decided that the concerned Ministries may examine the issues that are administrative in nature, individual post/ cadre specific and issues in which the Commission has not been able to arrive at a consensus.

14. As estimated by the 7th CPC, the additional financial impact on account of implementation of all its recommendations in 2016-17 will be Rs. 1,02,100 crore. There will be an additional implication of Rs. 12,133 crore on account of payments of arrears of pay and pension for two months .

GS SIDHU 

Chairman AFVAI 

Cabinet clears recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

  • Cabinet clears recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

New Delhi, Jun 29 (PTI) Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission got the Cabinet nod today, which will benefit over one crore government employees and pensioners.

The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources said.

The pay panel, in November last year, had recommended a 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels -- the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The government in January had set up a high-powered panel under the Cabinet Secretary to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission that will have a bearing on remuneration of nearly 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners.

The Commission had recommended a 23.55 per cent overall hike in salaries, allowances and pension involving an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore, or nearly 0.7 per cent of GDP.

The entry-level pay has been recommended to be raised to Rs 18,000 per month, from the current Rs 7,000, while the maximum pay, drawn by the Cabinet Secretary, has been fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh per month from the current Rs 90,000.

While the Budget for 2016-17 did not provide an explicit provision for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, the government had said the once-in-a-decade pay hike for government employees has been built in as interim allocation for different ministries.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Reply received from MOD

Delinking revisedd pension from QS of 33 years.

Shri Manoj Sinha <us-pen-pol@desw.gov.in>Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 3:26 PM

To: gurcharansidhu1948@gmail.com
Cc: "UpendraB.Joshi OSDtoRM" <rmo@mod.nic.in>

Sir
                Please refer to your e-mail dated 13.06.2016 addressed to Hon’ble RM regarding delinking of revised pension from Qualifying service of 33 years.
2.            In this regard it is stated that the issue regarding delinking of revised pension of pre-2006 Defence Pensioners  from Qualifying service of 33 years is under consideration in Ministry of Defence.

-sd-
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary (Pen/Pol)

Monday, 13 June 2016

Delinking revised pension from QS of 33 years

From: Gurcharan Singh Sidhu <gurcharansidhu1948@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 7:20 PM
Subject: Delinking revised pension from QS of 33 yrs.
To: manoharparrikar@yahoo.co.in
Cc: jsesw@nic.in

Respected sir,
                  
I ex Nb Sub GURCHARAN SINGH SIDHU  Chairman ARMED FORCES VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA ( AFVAI ) Regd  in Delhi under society act 1860.Regn. No is society/ West/ 2016/8901939.
                 
Pl ref Ministry of personnel ,PG and pension dept of pension and pensioners Ltr No 38/37/08-P&PW(A) Dt 06 Apr ,2016 reg Revision of pension of pre 2006 pensioners Delinking of revised pension from Q S of 33 years.
                  
Sir it is painful situation we are facing because of non issue of OM even after more than Two Months issue of above cited letter, Now veterans are getting restless and thinking  MOD is not interested in solving our genuine problems and giving no priority .

Sir, for your information, vets are being attracted by ESMs agitating against Govt and trying to take benefits of it.
                
It is requested please give us likely date for issue of OM.

Thanking you
Ex Nb Sub GURCHARAN SINGH SIDHU
Chairman AFVAI
Mob- 09810233443
EMail  ID - afvaindia@gmail.com
                   gurcharansidhu1948@gmail.com

Sent from my iPad

Monday, 6 June 2016

Reply recieved from Mdam Damayanti js esw.



Dear sir,

Reply recieved from Mdam Damayanti js esw.


----- Forwarded Message ----
From: K Damayanthi <jsesw@nic.in>
To: Diwan Singh <diwan.neera@yahoo.com
Sent: Monday, June 6, 2016 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: The latest OM dated 06.04.2016 issued by DOPT on delinking 33 years of service for full pension

Pl understand that the file was moved long back.
There are issues and it is under process

On 05/30/16 11:13 PM, Diwan Singh <diwan.neera@yahoo.com> wrote:
Dear Madam,

 Would you Madam please spare some moments to respond to our request at the earliest.

Regards
Diwan singh
AFVAI

Sunday, 5 June 2016

JAI JAWAN PENSION LOAN


Friday, June 3, 2016

The following changes have been made in JAI JAWAN PENSION LOAN to cover all the Defence Pensioners under one scheme.
Eligibility
Pensioners of Defence,Para Military Forces, Coast Guard, Rashtriya Rifles and Assam Rifles whose pension payment order is with SBI.
No minimum age bar and maximum age at the time of availing loan should be 76 years.
Family Pensioners of the above categories can also avail SBI Pension Loan.
Loan Amount
Minimum Rs 25,000/-
a)    Max of 36 months pension with a ceiling of Rs 14.0 Lakhs for pensioners up to 56 years of age.
b)    Max of 18 months pension with a ceiling of
       (i)    Rs 14.0 Lakhs for pensioners above 56 years          
       and up to 72 years of age.
       (ii)   Rs 12.0 Lakhs for pensioners above 72 years
       and up to 74 years of age.
       (iii)   Rs 7.5 Lakhs for pensioners who are above 74     
       and up to 76 years of age.
EMI/NMP not to exceed 50%
Age and Repayment Period
Age at the time of loan sanction
Repayment Period
Age at the time of full repayment
Up to 56 years
84 months
63 years
More than 56 and up to 72
60 months
77 years
More than 72 and up to 74
48 months
78 years
More than 74 and up to 76
24 months
78 years
Rate of Interest
Fixed : 380 bps above Two Yr MCLR (9.30% now) Interest  Now 13.05 %
Processing Fee
Nil
Type of Loan
Term Loan to be opened under the same CIF on which Pension Payment Account exists
Disbursement
By credit to Pension Payment a/c only even if loan is sanctioned at non-home branch.
Third Party Guarantee (TPG)  of spouse eligible for family pension.
In the absence of spouse, TPG of any other family member or a third part worth the loan amount.
Place for availment of loan by pensioner
Home branch or if re-employed at any branch at his present place of posting
Provision of 2nd Loan
No provision for 2nd loan.  Fresh loan can be taken after liquidating the first loan only after 12 months


Product Code for Pension Loan – 6450-2021-MC-JAI JAWAN PENSION LOAN

EMI is calculated below for Rs 100000/-@ 13.05% PA

S N          Month                             EMI

1.           12                                    8934

2.           24                                    4756

3.           36                                    3372

4.           48                                    2685

5.           60                                    2271

6.           72                                    2010

7.           84                                    1823

If calculated for more EMI can be multiplied the 2 for 200000/- , by 3 for 300000/- and so on.


Reformated by AFVAI

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

PIL in Delhi HC for public hearing before OROP commission

PIL in Delhi HC for public hearing before OROP commission.

The plea came up before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath which ordered that the matter be listed before another bench on Thursday.

By: PTI | New Delhi |Published On: June 1, 2016 3:46

A PIL for a public hearing on ex- servicemen’s grievances by the one-member judicial commission on OROP was on Wednesday moved before the Delhi High Court which is likely to hear the matter on Thursday.

The plea, which has also sought directions to the government to extend the duration of the commission headed by Justice (retired) L Narasimha Reddy, came up before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath which ordered that the matter be listed before another bench on Thursday.

The petition, filed by ex-serviceman S P Singh through advocates Vijender Mahndiyan and Satya Rajan Swain, has sought directions to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the commission “to give an effective public hearing to those affected or aggrieved by implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP)”.

According to the petition, as per an MoD letter dated April 13, 2016, “Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners, Defence Pensioners’ Associations can submit their representation, suggestions/views on the revised pension as notified, to the MoD, through post or by email within 15 days i.e. by April 29, 2016”.

The petitioner has contended that this information was not published in the newspapers and, therefore, people were not informed and added that even the time limit given to forward the representations was “very short”.

He has also contended that asking those aggrieved to forward their grievances to MoD was “unfair and violative of principles of natural justice” as representations would be against the government.

“…the basic lacuna in the whole mechanism is that the representations will go to the One-Member Judicial Commission through the Ministry of Defence; therefore, it is not fair as the representations will be against the Ministry only. Secondly, the affected persons will be hesitant to send their grievances through the ministry,” the petition has said.

It had also said that since mechanism adopted for consultation was written representations alone and no oral representation was allowed, it is “violative of the basic concept of effective hearing”.

Another grievance raised in the plea was that the government has not shared the correspondence address or contact details of the commission despite making several requests.

The petitioner has claimed that “due to non-availability of correspondence address, the aggrieved persons have not been able to share their concerns with the judicial commission, which is expected to finalise its report by mid June 2016”.

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