Friday, November 27, 2015
SECRETARY GENERAL AND ALL GENERAL SECRETARIES OF NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) WILL SIT ON TWO DAYS HUNGER FAST INFRONT OF DAK BHAWAN, NEW DELHI ON 1st& 2nd DECEMBER 2015.
ONE DAY MASS HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF ALL CPMG / PMG & DIVISIONAL OFFICES ON 11th DECEMBER 2015.
TO EXPRESS OUR ANGER, RESENTMENT AND STRONG PROTEST AGAINST THE REJECTION OF THE LEGITIMATE DEMANDS OF THREE LAKHS GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS BY THE NDA GOVT.
The Federal Secretariat of NFPE held at NFPE Office, New Delhi on 26-11-2015, reviewed the whole situation prevailing among the postal employees in general and the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in particular after the submission of the 7th Central Pay Commission Report to the Govt and also after the appointment of a separate committee for GDS by the Govt, headed by a retired Postal Board Member as Chairman.
The Federal Secretariat further reviewed the proposed two days strike call given by NFPE and AIPEU GDS (NFPE) for realization of the legitimate demands of the Gramin Dak Sevaks, which include bringing the GDS also under the purview of 7th CPC treating them as Civil Servants.
The main demand of NFPE and AIPEU GDS (NFPE) in the charter of demands submitted to Govt and Postal Board is “inclusion of GDS under the purview of 7th CPC”. NFPE organized series of agitational programmes for the GDS demands including dharnas, hunger fast, GDS Parliament March, Parliament March under the banner of Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO), one day strike on 12thDecember 2012 and 48 hours strike on 12th & 13th February 2014. Due to our agitational programmes the Postal Board was compelled to submit the proposal for inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC to Finance Ministry with favourable recommendations. But the Finance Ministry rejected the proposal three times and it is in this background NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) decided to go for two days strike on December 1st & 2nd demanding the Govt to include GDS under the 7th Pay Commission.
Even though the Govt refused to include the GDS under the 7th CPC, the 7th CPC has suo moto examined the main demand of the GDS ie., treating them as Civil Servants and extending them all the benefits of the departmental employees, ofcourse proportionately. It is most unfortunate that the Pay Commission headed by a retired Supreme Court Justice as Chairman, has considered our demand and categorically stated that Gramin Dak Sevaks are holders of Civil Posts but outside the regular civil service and hence can not be treated at par with other civilian employees. After this observation of the Seventh CPC even if the GDS are included in the 7th CPC they are not going to get a fair deal. This has compelled us to modify the demand placed by us before the Govt in the charter of demands.
NFPE, from the very beginning has opposed the appointment of an Officer Committee for GDS and NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) has tried their best to prevent appointment of an Officer Committee and compelled the department to make effort for inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC itself. But now NDA Govt rejected our demand and has unilaterally appointed GDS Committee with a retired Postal Board Member as Chairman and cheated three lakh GDS employees. From our past experiences we know that the retired officers of the Postal Department will never do justice to the Gramin Dak Sevaks.
In view of the fact that 7th CPC has rejected our demand for Civil Servant status and also the Govt has unilaterally imposed the officer committee on GDS, the Federal Secretariat felt that it is not appropriate to go for an immediate strike with the demands raised by us in the charter of demands, i.e., inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC. Now GDS can get justice only if NDA Govt take a policy decision to regularize the services of GDS treating them as Civil Servants. Federal Secretariat is fully aware that we can not expect such a decision from the present NDA Govt and it requires change in the policy of the Government towards GDS. To make a change in the policy decision of the Govt., a bigger mobilization and strike of all postal employees including GDS with the active support and solidarity of other central Govt employees under the banner of Confederation of Central Govt Employees and workers and also the JCM National Council Staffside organizations is required.
The Federal Secretariat decided to explore all possibilities and wider consultations for such a united struggle. The Federal Secretariat felt that to pave way for wider consultations, the independent strike call of NFPE & AIPEU GDS (NFPE) need to be deferred and all likeminded organizations are to be brought under a common platform. Accordingly Federal Secretariat unanimously decided to defer the proposed two days strike scheduled to be held on 1st & 2nd December 2015.
The Secretary General and all General Secretaries of NFPE shall sit on two days hunger fast in front of Dak Bhawan, New Delhi on 1st & 2nd December 2015 expressing our strong protest to the Govt and also demanding regularization of Gramin Dak Sevaks by granting them civil servant status with all consequential benefits of regular employees.
The Federal Secretariat, while saluting the grass root level workers for their intensive campaign and preparation for the strike, calls upon them to organize one day hunger fast infront of all CPMG / PMG and Divisional Offices throughout the country on 11thDecember 2015 to ventilate our anger, resentment and strong protest against the callous and inhuman attitude of the NDA Govt towards three lakh Gramin Dak Sevaks who are the backbone of the Postal Department catering to the needs of the rural population of this country in postal sector.
Federal Executive of NFPE will meet shortly to review the situation and shall decide future course of action.
Source : http://nfpe.blogspot.in
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23-November-2015 14:58 IST
26th November to be observed as 'Constitution Day'
The Government has decided to observe 26th November as 'Constitution Day. On the day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force on January 26, 1950 marking the beginning of a new era in the history of India. This year,the country is celebrating 125th birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar . The 'Constitution Day' will be a part of these year-long nationwide celebrations. This will be a tribute to Dr. Ambedkar , who played a seminal role in the framing of the Indian Constitution as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Constituent Assembly
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is the Nodal Ministry for celebration of Constitution Day. A number of activities will be taken up by other Ministries/Departments which include:-
· Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development has informed that following activities are proposed to be undertaken by all schools under the CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Central Tibetan School Administration (CTSA), and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) and those under the State Governments and UTs on the occasion of the first "Constitution Day"-
i. Preamble to the Constitution (as it exists on date) to be read out in school assembly on 26th November, 2015 by all students.
ii. One period to be devoted on 26th November, 2015 for a talk on the salient features of the Constitution of India and its making, by a guest speaker or one of the teachers.
iii. Essay competitions and quizzes to be organized on the theme of the Constitution.
iv. An online Essay competition to be also organized on the theme of the Constitution by all CBSE affiliated schools.
· Department of Higher Education, MoHRD has informed that they have already intimated UGC, AICTE, etc. that the day may be celebrated as Constitution Day. It was requested that the colleges wherever possible may organize mock Parliament Sessions and debates on the Indian Constitution on 26th November, 2015. UGC informed that they have requested Dr Ambedkar University, Lucknow to make arrangements for organizing Quiz competition, wherein at State level winners from each State would participate in a quiz at the All India level
· Department of Youth Affair has proposed to ensure following activities:-
a) Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) shall organize quiz competition on Constitution.
b) NSS Units to organize lectures on the Constitution in their colleges/schools.
c) NYS Volunteers/NYKS Youth Club Members to bring awareness and explain the history of constitution in their areas.
d) The 'Preamble' of the Constitution be displayed at their headquarters and in their field offices.
· Ministry of External Affairs has informed that they have already instructed all the Missions/ Stations where Indian schools are located to ensure observance of Constitution Day on 26.11.2015. It is also proposed that Missions/Posts may undertake translation of the Indian Constitution in local language and consider its distribution among academic and research institutions, Parliaments, Indology Centres etc. For the instance, the Indian Constitution has recently been translated into Arabic.
· Ministry of Home Affairs has informed that they have the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and their establishments under Police-II Division, MHA would undertake appropriate action for celebration of Constitution Day on 26th November, 2015.
· Department of Sports has intimated the followings:-
i) All Chief Secretaries/ Sports Secretaries/ Administrator/ Advisor to Administrator have been requested to organize "Run for Equality".
ii) Sports Authority of India (SAI) is making arrangements for activities as follows:-
§ A Symbolic Run termed as "Run for Equality" at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium where the trainees of SAI will participate.
§ Similar action will also be taken by Regional Centres where Run will be organized including SAI trainees and trainees of Come & Play Scheme.
§ The Run will be organized on the pattern it was organized on 31st October, 2015 on the occasion of National Unity Day as "Run for Unity."
· Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has decided to illuminate Parliament House Complex on the occasion of Constitution Day on 26th November, 2015 and they have also decided to call for Special Session of Parliament for this purpose.
· The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment has requested to all the State Government/ Union Territories to celebrate Constitution Day on 26th November, 2015.
Central Civil Services ( Conduct ) Rules, 1964 and the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2015 - Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the Servants for each year - 12.11.2015
Annual Property Returns required to be filed under the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 for the year 2015 are required to be filed by the 31't January,2016 by all the Government Servants belonging to Group 'A','B':C and erstwhile Group 'D'.
The 7th Central Pay Commission has been recommended to reduce the percentage of House Rent Allowance for all categories of Central Government employees rationalized to 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively.
The Commission also recommends that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Transfer, reallotment & posting in PSS Gr "B order issued by CPMG Karnataka Circle Bangalore on 19-11-2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Appointment of Inspector line officials on promotion to Postal Service Group 'B' - order dated 20.11.2015
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Sri Naveen Chander President AIAIASP Karnataka Circle got PSS Gr "B" Promotion vide order dated 20-11-2015.. Congratulations & We wish him all the best in new assignment. Sir we required your valuable suggestions in all the times. AIAIASP Karnataka branch has achieved a lot in his tenure as Circle Secretary.
Pay Fixation in the New Pay Structure : The fitment of each employee in the new pay matrix is proposed to be done by multiplying his/her basic pay on the date of implementation by a factor of 2.57.
The figure so arrived at is to be located in the new pay matrix, in the level that corresponds to the employee’s grade pay on the date of implementation, except in cases where the Commission has recommended a change in the existing grade pay. If the identical figure is not available in the given level, the next higher figure closest to it would be the new pay of the concerned employee. A couple of examples are detailed below to make the process amply clear.
The pay in the new pay matrix is to be fixed in the following manner:
Step 1: Identify Basic Pay (Pay in the pay band plus Grade Pay) drawn by an employee as on the date of implementation. This figure is ‘A’.
Step 2: Multiply ‘A’ with 2.57, round-off to the nearest rupee, and obtain result ‘B’.
Step 3: The figure so arrived at, i.e., ‘B’ or the next higher figure closest to it in the Level assigned to his/her grade pay, will be the new pay in the new pay matrix. In case the value of ‘B’ is less than the starting pay of the Level, then the pay will be equal to the starting pay of that level
i. For example an employee H is presently drawing Basic Pay of Rs. 55,040 (Pay in the Pay Band Rs. 46340 + Grade Pay Rs. 8700 = Rs. 55040). After multiplying Rs. 55,040 with 2.57, a figure of Rs. 1,41,452.80 is arrived at. This is rounded off to Rs. 1,41,453.
ii. The level corresponding to GP 8700 is level 13, as may be seen from Table 4, which gives the full correspondence between existing Grade Pay and the new Levels being proposed.
iii. In the column for level 13, the figure closest to Rs.1,41,453 is Rs.1,41,600.
iv. Hence the pay of employee H will be fixed at Rs.1,41,600 in level 13 in the new pay matrix as shown below:
As part of its recommendations if Commission has recommended any upgradation or downgrade in the level of a particular post, the person would be placed in the level corresponding to the newly recommended grade pay.
i. Take the case of an employee T in GP 4200, drawing pay of Rs. 20,000 in PB-2. The Basic Pay is Rs. 24,200 (20,000+4200). If there was to be no change in T’s level the pay fixation would have been as explained in Example I above. After multiplying by 2.57, the amount fetched viz., Rs. 62,194 would have been located in Level 6 and T’s pay would have been fixed in Level 6 at Rs. 62,200.
ii. However, assuming that the Commission has recommended that the post occupied by T should be placed one level higher in GP 4600. T’s basic pay would then be Rs 24,600 (20000 + 4600). Multiplying this by 2.57 would fetch Rs. 63,222.
iii. This value would have to be located in the matrix in Level 7 (the upgraded level of T).
iv. In the column for Level 7 Rs. 63,222 lies between 62200 and 64100. Accordingly, the pay of T will be fixed in Level 7 at Rs.64,100.
**** GOOD NEWS TO IP / ASP CADRE ***
The request made to Hon'ble Chairman, 7CPC through Memorandum dated 1/7/2014 and during the course of meeting at Mumbai on 7/11/2014 for up-gradation of GP of Inspector Posts from Rs. 4200/- to Rs. 4600/- is considered. As per the recommendations of the 7CPC, ASP will be placed to higher pay and Superintendent's GP enhanced from Rs. 4800/- to Rs. 5400/-. Association sincerely thanks to 7CPC.
Our cadre report is at page no. 471.
Highlights of the 7CPC for Department of Posts employees :
Postal Services Board :
The Commission has examined the demand for granting apex level to the members of the PSB and is of the view that adequate functional justification for the same does not exist. ( Para 11.8.11)
The Commission however is no t in favour of creating an additional post of member to discharge the financial function and is of the view that the portfolios of the six members can be so re-arranged that the need to create a new post of Member is obviated. ( Para 11.8.12)
IPS (Group – A):
In so far as Director, National Postal Academy is concerned, the view taken is that functional justification from upgrading the post to Apex level does not exist. As far as the rest of the demands for upgradation / creation of posts are concerned, these are administrative matters, which may be taken up with the concerned departments in the government. ( Para 11.8.15)
Postmaster Cadre :
The Commission recommends that while 25 percent of the posts of Senior Post Master may continue to be filled up from Post Master Gr.III through seniority based promotions, eligible officers from the Post Masters’ cadre (Postmaster Gr.II and Postmaster Gr.III) may also be permitted to appear for LDCE along with Inspector (Posts) for the balance 75 percent of the Senior Postmasters’ posts ( Para 11.8.18)
Inspector Cadre :
The Commission, therefore, recommends that Inspector (Posts) who are presently in the GP 4200 should be upgraded to GP 4600. With this upgradation, Inspector (Posts) shall come to lie in an identical grade pay as that of their promotion post of Assistant Superintendent of Posts (ASPOs). A higher grade would thus need to be extended to ASPOs. Accordingly, the Commission recommends that the promotional post of ASPOs be placed in the next higher GP 4800 and further, the post of Superintendent (Posts), which is presently in the GP 4800, be moved up to GP 5400 (PB-2). ( Para 11.8.21)
Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants / LSG / HSG-II / HSG-I:
The Commission is of the view that there is no justification for enhancement of minimum educational qualifications for Direct Recruits for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants from Class XII to Graduation and the entry grade pay from GP 2400 to GP 2800. No justification for upgrading LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I (Para 11.8.23 & 11.8.24)
P A ( SBCO) :
The Commission is therefore of the view that no upgradation is warranted. As regards grant of cash handling allowance, the Commission is of the view that with the spread of banking and internet based payments coming into vogue there is no merit in granting an allowance for handling cash. ( Para 11.8.27).
The Commission has noted the entry level qualifications prescribed (Class X or ITI for MTS) as also the work content, and is of the view that there is no justification for further raising the entry grade pay of Postman. ( Para 11.8.29)
Mail Guard :
As no modification in the grade pay of Postman is recommended, the Mail Guard shall also be placed in same pay level. ( Para 11.8.33)
Multi Tasking Staff :
No upgrade is considered necessary for either MTS-domestic or MTS-foreign posts. ( Para 11.8.37)
There is no justification for raising the entry grade pay as sought. ( Para 11.8.39)
The Commission is of the view that no anomaly exists in the present pay structure of these posts. The cadre of artisans in the Department of Posts shall accordingly be extended only the corresponding replacement level of pay. ( Para 11.8.43)
Translation Officer :
The Commission, therefore, suggests that a comparative study of the job profiles be carried out by the department to arrive at the precise job content and a view taken thereafter. ( Para 11.8.45)
Technical Supervisors :
No upgrade is recommended. (11.8.47)
Gramin Dak Sewaks:
The Commission has carefully considered the demand and noted the following:
a. GDS are Extra-Departmental Agents recruited by Department of Posts to serve in rural areas.
b. As per the RRs, the minimum educational qualification for recruitment to this post is Class X.
c. GDS are required to beon duty only for 4-5 hours a day under the terms and conditions of their service.
d. The GDS are remunerated with Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) on the pattern of pay scales for regular government employees, plus DA on pro-rata basis.
e. A GDS must have other means of income independent of his remuneration as a GDS, to sustain himself and his
Government of India has so far held that the GDS is outside the Civil Service of the Union and shall not claim to be at par with the Central Government employees. The Supreme Court judgment also states that GDS are only holders of civil posts but not civilian employees.
The Commission endorses this view and therefore has no recommendation with regard to GDS. ( Para 11.8.49 & 11.8.50)
Separate Cadre for S As / M Es :
System Administrators and Marketing Executives have demanded creation of separate cadres with higher pay scales. Presently incumbents of these posts are drawn from the cadre of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistant Cadre.
The V and the VI CPC have also dealt with this issue and have not recommended separation of cadres. The Commission also does not see any rationale for creating separate cadres. (Para 11.8.51 & 11.8.52)
Long waiting report and many expectations of the central
government employees is now in our hand. We hope efforts of our association in convincing the commission is fulfilled. The issue related to removal of anomaly from 1-1-2006 is still pending. The good result in this regard also expecting.
Association conveys sincere thanks to all the members/well wishers who are all lend a hand for preparation of memorandum to 7th CPC and suggestions.
Chapter - 17 of 7CPC Report
17.1 : Minimum Pay:
After considering all relevant factors and based on the Aykroyd formula the minimum pay in government is recommended to be set at Rs.18000/- per month. (chapter 4.2)
17.2 : New Pay Structure:
The present system of pay bands and grade pay has been dispensed with and a new pay matrix has been designed. 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. All existing levels have been subsumed in the new structure; no new levels have been introduced nor has any level been dispensed with. (para s 5.1.13 to 5.1.17 )
17. 3 : In the “horizontal range” of the pay matrix level corresponds to a ‘functional role in the hierarchy’ and as the employee’s level rises he or she moves from level to level. The “vertical range” for each level denotes ‘pay progression’ within that level and an employee would move vertically within each level as per the annual financial progression of three percent. The starting point of the matrix is the minimum pay which has been arrived based on 15th ILC norms or the Aykroyd formula. (para 5.1.21)
17.4 : Fitment:
The starting point for the first level of the matrix has been set at Rs.18,000/-. This corresponds to the present starting pay of Rs.7,000/-, which is the beginning of PB-1 viz., Rs.5200/- + GP 1800/-, on the date of implementation of the VI CPC recommendations. Hence the starting point now proposed is 2.57 times of what was prevailing on 01.01.2006. This fitment factor of 2.57 is being proposed to be applied uniformly for all employees. (para 5.1.27)
17.5 : Annual Increment :
The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent. (para 5.1.38)
17.6 : Entry Pay:
The differential of entry pay between new recruits and promoted employees at various levels has been done away with. (para 5.1.32 and para 5.1. 33)
17.7 : Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP):
i. This will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before.
ii. In the new Pay matrix, the employees will move to the immediate next level in the hierarchy.
iii. In the interest of improving performance level, the benchmark for MACP has been recommended to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’
iv.The Commission has proposed withholding 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. (paras 5.1.44-5.1.46)
17.21: Cadre Review :
To hasten the process of cadre reviews and reduce the time taken in inter-ministerial consultations, it is recommended that the examination of the cadre restructuring proposal should be undertaken at the department level itself with one member each from DoPT and Department of Expenditure attending such meetings chaired by the concerned Secretary of the cadre seeking the review, in the capacity of the cadre controlling officer. The proposal can thereafter be placed before the Cadre Review Committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary where the concerned Secretaries are represented. (para 7.3.17)
17.22 : Common Categories:
To streamline the common cadres residing in different Departments / Ministries / UTs it is recommended that the government assign specific ministries to be the nodal ministry for each such category. These nodal ministries be tasked with drafting model recruitment rules laying down the educational qualifications, job responsibilities and pay structure for all such categories. A few examples are the Statistical Cadres and Fire-fighting staff.(para 7.7.75)
17.23 : Allowances:
The entire structure of allowances have been examined de novo with the overall aim of transparency, simplification and rationalization, keeping amongst other things, the proposed pay structure in mind. The Commission has recommended abolishing 52 allowances altogether. Another 36 allowances have been abolished as separate identities, but sub summed either in an existing allowance or in newly proposed allowances. Particular emphasis has been placed on simplifying the process of claiming allowances. Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. (para 8.2.5)
17.24 : Most of the allowances that have been retained have been given a raise that is commensurate with the rise in DA. Allowances that are in the nature of a fixed amount but fully indexed to DA have not been given any raise. Regarding percentage based allowances, since the Basic Pay will rise as a result of the recommendations of this Commission, the quantum of percentage based allowances has been rationalized by a factor of 0.8. (para 8.2.3)
17.25 : Risk and Hardship Allowance:
Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the newly proposed nine-cell Risk and Hardship Matrix, with one extra cell at the top, viz., RH-Max to include Siachen Allowance. This would be the ceiling for risk/hardship allowances and there would be no individual RHA with an amount higher than this allowance. (para 8.10.65 and para 8.10.66)
17.26 : House Rent Allowance:
In line with our general policy of rationalizing the percentage based allowances by a factor of 0.8, theCommission recommends that HRA should be rationalized to 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively. The Commission also recommends that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent. (para 8.7.15)
17.27 : Currently, in the case of those drawing either NPA or MSP or both, the amounts of NPA/MSP are included with the Basic Pay and HRA is being paid as a percentage of the total amount. The Commission recommends that HRA should be calculated as a percentage of Basic Pay only and that add-ons like NPA, MSP, etc. should not be included while working out HRA. (para 8.7.16)
17.28 : The Commission, in the interactions it has had with the men on the ground at all field locations it has visited, has seen first-hand that the lack of proper housing compensation is a source of discontentment among these employees. The service rendered by PBORs of uniformed services needs to be recognized and Housing provisions of PBORs of Defence, CAPFs and Indian Coast Guard have been simplified and HRA coverage has been extended to them. (para 8.7.26)
17.29 : Uniform related allowances have been amalgamated under a simplified Dress Allowance payable annually. It is thus recommended that uniform related allowances be subsumed in a single Dress Allowance (including shoes). (para 8.16.14)
17.30 : Any allowance, not mentioned here (and hence not reported to the Commission), shall cease to exist immediately. In case there is any demand or requirement for continuation of an existing allowance which has not been deliberated upon or covered in this report, it should be re-notified by the ministry concerned after obtaining due approval of Ministry of Finance and should be put in the public domain. (para 8.2.5)
17.32 : Night Duty Allowance:
While the present weightage of 10 minutes for every hour of duty performed between the hours of 22:00 and 06:00 the present prescribed hourly rate of NDA equal to (BP+DA)/200 may be continued, the amount of NDA should be worked out separately for each employee and the existing formulation for giving same rate of NDA for all employees with a particular GP should be abolished.
17.33 : OTA should be abolished (except for operational staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions). At the same time it is also recommended that in case the government decides to continue with OTA for those categories of staff for which it is not a statutory requirement, then the rates of OTA for such staff should be increased by 50 percent from their current levels. (para 8.17.97)
17.34 : All non-interest bearing Advances have been abolished. (para 9.1.4)
17.35 : Regarding Motor Car Advance and Motor Cycle/Scooter/Moped Advance, since quite a few schemes for purchase of vehicles are available in the market from time to time. The employees should avail of these schemes and both these advances should be abolished. (para 9.1.7)
17.36 : Regarding other interest-bearing advances, the following is recommended: (para 9.1.8)
P C Advance
Rs.50,000 or actual price of PC, whichever is lower
May be allowed maximum five times in the entire service.
34 times Basic Pay
OR Rs.25 lakh
OR anticipated price of house, whichever is least
The requirement of minimum 10 years of continuous service to avail of HBA should be reduced to 5 years. If both spouses are government servants, HBA should be admissible to both separately.
Existing employees who have already taken Home Loans from banks and other financial institutions should be allowed to migrate to this scheme
17.37 : The three different kinds of leave admissible to civilian/defence employees which are granted for work related illness/injuries–Hospital Leave, Special Disability Leave and Sick Leave are being subsumed and rationalized into a composite new Leave named Work Related Illness and Injury Leave (WRIIL). (para 9.2.36)
1. Full pay and allowances will be granted to all employees during the entire period of hospitalization on account of WRIIL.
2. Beyond hospitalization, WRIIL will be governed as follows:
a. For Civilian employees, RPF employees and personnel of Police Forces of Union Territories: Full pay and allowances for the 6 months immediately following hospitalization and Half Pay only for 12 months beyond that. The Half Pay period may be commuted to full pay with corresponding number of days of Half Pay Leave debited from the employee’s leave account.
b. For Officers of Defence, CAPFs, Indian Coast Guard: Full pay and allowances for the 6 months immediately following hospitalization, for the next 24 months, full pay only.
c. For PBORs of Defence, CAPFs, Indian Coast Guard: Full pay and allowances, with no limit regarding period.
17.38 : The Rates of contribution as also the insurance coverage under the Central Government Employees General Insurance Scheme have remained unchanged for long. The following rates of CGEGIS are recommended: (para 9.3.6)
Level of Employee
Insurance Amount (Rs.)
10 and above
50 00 000
6 to 9
25 00 000
1 to 5
15 00 000
17.39 : A simplified process for Cadre Reviews and revamping of the screening process under Central Staffing Scheme have been recommended. (para 7.3.41)
17.40 : Health Insurance:
The Commission strongly recommends the introduction of health insurance scheme for Central Government employees and pensioners. In the interregnum, for the benefit of pensioners residing outside the CGHS areas, the Commission recommends that CGHS should empanel those hospitals which are already empanelled under CS (MA) / ECHS for catering to the medical requirement of these pensioners on a cashless basis. This would involve strengthening of administrative capacity of nearest CGHS centres. The Commission recommends that the remaining 33 postal dispensaries should be merged with CGHS. The Commission further recommends that all postal pensioners, irrespective of their participation in CGHS while in service, should be covered under CGHS after making requisite subscription. The Commission recommends that possibility of such a combined network of various medical schemes should be explored through proper examination. (para 9.5.18)
17.41 : Pension:
The Commission recommends a revised pension formulation for civil employees including CAPF personnel and Defence personnel, who have retired before 01.01.2016. This formulation will bring about complete parity of past pensioners with current retirees:
i. All the personnel who retired prior to 01.01.2016 (expected date of implementation of the Seventh CPC recommendations) shall first be fixed in the Pay Matrix being recommended by this Commission, on the basis of the Pay Band and Grade Pay at which they retired, at the minimum of the corresponding level in the matrix. This amount shall be raised, to arrive at the notional pay of the retiree, by adding the number of increments he/she had earned in that level while in service, at the rate of three percent. Fifty percent of the total amount so arrived at shall be the revised pension. In the case of the Defence personnel, total amount so arrived at shall be inclusive of MSP.
ii. The second calculation to be carried out is as follows. The pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of the VI CPC recommendations, shall be multiplied by 2.57 to arrive at an alternate value for the revised pension.
iii. Pensioners may be given the option of choosing whichever formulation is beneficial to them. (para 10.1.67)
17.42 : Since the fixation of pension as per formulation (i) above may take a little time it is recommended that in the first instance the revised pension may be calculated as at (ii) above and the same may be paid as an interim measure. In the event calculation as per (i) above yields a higher amount the difference may be paid subsequently. (para 10.1.68)
17.43 : The Commission recommends enhancement in the ceiling of gratuity from the existing Rs.10 lakh to Rs.20 lakh from 01.01.2016. The Commission further recommends, as has been done in the case of allowances that are partially indexed to Dearness Allowance, the ceiling on gratuity may increase by 25 percent whenever DA rises by 50 percent.(para 10.1.37)
17.44 : Lump sum Compensation for Invalidation due to Disability :
The Commission recommends an increase in the existing lump sum compensation of Rs.9 lakh for 100 percent disability to Rs. 20 lakh. However it finds no justification to recommend broad banding for payment of Ex-gratia award to service personnel boarded out on account of disability/war injury attributable to or aggravated by military service. (para 10.2.65)
17.45 : The Commission notes that cadets are not considered on duty during training and therefore cannot be treated at par with serving defence forces personnel. The Commission, however, keeping in view the facts relating to cadets,recommends an increased ex-gratia disability award from the existing ₹6,300 per month to ₹16,200 per month for 100 percent
disability. (para 10.2.67)
17.46 : Disability Pension:
Keeping in view the tenets of equity, the Commission is recommending reverting to a slab base system for disability element, instead of existing percentile based disability pension regime. Distinct rates separately for officers, JCOs and ORs have been prescribed. (para 10.2.55)
17.47 : Ex-gratia Lump sum Compensation to Next of Kin:
The Commission is recommending the revision of rates of lump sum compensation for next of kin (NOK) in case of death arising in five separate circumstances, to be applied uniformly for the defence forces personnel and civilians. (para 10.2.77)
Proposed ( Rs.)
Death occurring due to accidents in course of performance of duties.
Death in the course of performance of duties attribute to acts of violence by terrorists, anti-social elements etc.
Death occurring in border skirmishes and action against militants, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates
Death occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude, inaccessible border posts, on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions
Death occurring during enemy action in war or such war like engagements, which are specifically notified by Ministry of Defence# and death occurring during evacuation of Indian Nationals from a war-torn zone in foreign country