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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SB Order 01/2017 : Corrigendum Submission of Financial Transaction report in Form 61 and 61A for certain POSB Transactions

Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f 1.7.2016 and 1.1.2017 to employees of Central Government and Central Automonous Bodies

7th Pay Commission: How the report on allowances may affect salaries of central govt employees

Know how the report on HRA and other allowances may affect salaries of central government employees and pensioners.
New Delhi: A high-level committee, headed by finance secretary Ashok Lavasa, which was asked to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendation on allowances, is likely to submit its final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley this week.
The final recommendations on allowances will benefit over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners.

The Lavasa Committee was constituted in June last year after the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.
The 7th Pay Commission had earlier proposed the rate of House Rent Allowance (HRA) at 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively.
The Commission had also recommended 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.
The existing rates of HRA for Class X, Y and Z cities and towns are 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent of Basic pay (pay in the pay band plus grade pay).
Population of City
           DA above
Present Proposed 50% 100%
Above 50 lakh (Class X) 30% 24% 27% 30%
5 lakh to 50 lakh (Class Y) 20% 16% 18% 20%
Below 5 lakh (Class Z) 10% 8% 9% 10%

Assumingly, if the Committee accepts the bare recommendations of A K Mathur-led 7th Pay Commission then the HRA component of central government employees will increase ranging between 106 percent and 122 percent.
Take, for instance, a central government employee at the very bottom of the pay scale, where the basic pay (pay of pay band + grade pay) is now Rs 7,000, would currently be entitled to an HRA of Rs 2,100 in a Class X city. As per 7th Pay Commission, the new entry level pay at this level is Rs 18,000 per month against which the new HRA for a Class X city would be Rs 4,320 per month, that is 106 percent more than the existing level.
Similarly, at the highest level of the pay scale, the Cabinet Secretary and officers of the same rank have a basic pay of Rs 90,000, which means they are entitled to current HRA of Rs 27,000 in Class X towns. After the revised pay scale, the new basic pay is Rs 2.5 lakh, for which the HRA would be Rs 60,000, meaning a hike of 122 percent.
Existing Basic Pay (6th CPC)
 HRA (6th CPC) Proposed Entry Pay as per 7th CPC Proposed HRA as per 7th CPC
Class X Class  Y
Class Z

Class X
Class Y
Class Z
7000 2100 1400 700 18000 4320 2880 1440
13500 4050 2700 1350 35400 8496 5664 2832
21000 6300 4200 2100 56100 13464 8976 4488
46100 13830 9220 4610 118500 28440 18960 9480
90000 27000 18000 9000 250000 60000 40000 20000

As far as Transport Allowance (TA) is concerned, Pay Commission had proposed no increase.


Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 - Tables of Benefits for the Savings Fund for the period from 1.1.2017 to 31.03.2017.

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 - Tables of Benefits for the Savings Fund for the period from 1.1.2017 to 31.03.2017.

The Table of Benefits under CGEGIS-198C for the period 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016 issued by Ministry of Finance vide their OM dated 26-02-2016 was circulated to Zonal Railways/Production Units etc. vide Board's,letter of even number dated 03-03-2016.

It has now been decided by Ministry of Finance that the Table of Benefits will now be issued on quarterly basis commencing from 01-01-2017 to 31.03.2017, Accordingly, Table of benefits under CGEGIS-1980 for the first quarter of the year 2017 i.e. 01-01-2017 to 31-03-2017 has now been issued vide Ministry of Finance's Office Memorandum No. 7(2)/EV/20l6 dated 17-03-2017. A copy of the Ministry of Finance's above office Memorandum alongwith Tables of benefits is enclosed herewith for information and necessary action.

DA: As above

joint Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board

No. PC-III/2000/GIS/2
New Delhi, Dated: 07.04.207
  Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 17th March,2017

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 - Tables of for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017.

Every year two Tables of Benefits are issued by the Ministry of Finance on calendar year basis for the savings fund to  the beneficiaries under central Government Group Insurance scheme (CGEGIS-1980). While one Table of Benefits for the Savings fund of the Scheme is based on a subscription of Rs.10 per month from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.10 per month for those employees who had opted out of the revised rates of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

2. The Tables of Benefits under CGEGIS-80 are prepared by IRDA based on the rate of interest notified by DEA for small savings including GPF. Earlier, DEA used to notify the interest rate on financial year basis. However, DEA has now shifted to notifying the interest rate on quarterly basis. In view of this, it has been decided that the Table of benefits will be issues on quarterly basis commencing from 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017.

3. The Two Tables under CGEGIS-80 for the first quarter of the year 2017 i.e. 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017, prepared by IRDA, are enclosed. The benefits in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @8% per annum (compounded quarterly), as notified by Department of Economic Affairs.

4. While calculating the amount it has been assumed that the subscription has been recovered or will be recovered from the salary of the month in which a member ceases to be in service failing which it should be deducted from accumulated amounts payable.

5. In its application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department this Office Memorandum issues in consulation with the comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Source : NFIR

Clarification regarding admissibility of flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto trains while availing LTC.

Source : http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_3_2016-Estt.A-IV-17042017.pdf

List of Heritage Buildings in Indiapost

List of Heritage Buildings owned by India Post 
Name of Heritage Building
Patna General Post Office, Bhagalpur Head Post Office, Postal Training Centre Darbhanga
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Delhi General Post Office 
Himachal Pradesh
Mandi Head Post Office, Chhotta Shimla, Shimla General Post Office, Ambedkar Chowk Post Office, Kasauli Post Office.
Mumbai  General  Post  Office,  
Nagpur  General  Post  Office,  
Director Accounts  Postal  Nagpur, 
Pune General Post Office, 
Panaji Head Post Office.
Amritsar Head Post Office.
Postal Training Centre in Mysore, Divisional Office Bellary, Circle Office in Bangalore.
Circle Office in Trivandrum.
Chennai General Post Office,
 Udhagamandalam Head Post Office, 
Nagapattinam Head Post Office.

Nagapattinam Head Post Office.
Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi City  Post Office, 
Varanasi Head Post Office, 
Lucknow General Post Office,  
Circle Office in Lucknow, 
Agra Head Post Office.
West Bengal
Return Letter Office in Kolkata, Darjeeling Head Post Office, Cooch Behar Post Office, Kolkata General Post Office, Baruipur Head Post Office,  Behrampur  Head Post Office, Alipore Head  Post Office, Diamond Harbour Head Post Office, Mud Point Post Office, Khejoori Post Office.