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7th CPC: Know the revised HRA and expected hike by Cabinet

Much awaited event for central government employees seems to scour. It is assumed that the central government employees can't be left to feel disappointed with the final report of revised allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission that is going to be approved by the cabinet very soon. Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) is now to Scan 7th CPC recommendations report submitted by Lavasa Committee, placing before the Cabinet Approval.
Now moving to the most important point: One should know what exactly is the increment in his Salary and revised allowances, if government approves the revised/enhanced. Although it may differ  due to effective date of revised allowance from 01.01.2016 or 01.08.2016 or the month after the approval of report of allowances committee, but at the same time the paramnews.com team has analyzed report of revised allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission alongwith demand of employees union and effective date of revised allowance.

The following bar graphs Table to show the allowances form a sizeable amount of the salary drawn by a government employee. The details of allowances recommended by 7th CPC, and as union's demand and the difference between them.
The allowances form a sizeable amount of the salary drawn by a government employee as recommended by 7th CPC. 
Pay
Band
Grade
Pay
7th
CPC
Pay
Matrix
Minimum
Pay 
Maximum
Pay
Recommended by 7th CPC
X Class City Y Class City Z Class City
24% 24% 16% 16% 9% 9%
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
PB-1
5200-
20200
1800 1 18000 56900 4320 13656 2880 9104 1620 5121
1900 2 19900 63200 4776 15168 3184 10112 1791 5688
2000 3 21700 69100 5208 16584 3472 11056 1953 6219
2400 4 25500 81100 6120 19464 4080 12976 2295 7299
2800 5 29200 92300 7008 22152 4672 14768 2628 8307
PB-2
9300-
34800
4200 6 35400 112400 8496 26976 5664 17984 3186 10116
4600 7 44900 142400 10776 34176 7184 22784 4041 12816
4800 8 47600 151100 11424 36264 7616 24176 4284 13599
5400 9 53100 167800 12744 40272 8496 26848 4779 15102
PB-3
15600-
39100
5400 10 56100 177500 13464 42600 8976 28400 5049 15975
6600 11 67700 208700 16248 50088 10832 33392 6093 18783
7600 12 78800 209200 18912 50208 12608 33472 7092 18828
PB-4 37400-
66700
8700 13 118500 214100 28440 51384 18960 34256 10665 19269
8900 13A 131100 216600 31464 51984 20976 34656 11799 19494
10000 14 144200 218200 34608 52368 23072 34912 12978 19638
67000-79000 15 182200 224100 43728 53784 29152 35856 16398 20169
67000-79000 16 205400 224400 49296 53856 32864 35904 18486 20196
80000 17 225000 225000 54000 54000 36000 36000 20250 20250
90000 18 250000 250000 60000 60000 40000 40000 22500 22500

The allowances form a sizeable amount of the salary drawn by a government employee as union's demand.

Pay
Band
Grade
Pay
7th
CPC
Pay
Matrix
Minimum
Pay 
Maximum
Pay
Union's Demand
X Class City Y Class City Z Class City
30% 30% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
PB-1
5200-
20200
1800 1 18000 56900 5400 17070 3600 11380 1800 5690
1900 2 19900 63200 5970 18960 3980 12640 1990 6320
2000 3 21700 69100 6510 20730 4340 13820 2170 6910
2400 4 25500 81100 7650 24330 5100 16220 2550 8110
2800 5 29200 92300 8760 27690 5840 18460 2920 9230
PB-2
9300-
34800
4200 6 35400 112400 10620 33720 7080 22480 3540 11240
4600 7 44900 142400 13470 42720 8980 28480 4490 14240
4800 8 47600 151100 14280 45330 9520 30220 4760 15110
5400 9 53100 167800 15930 50340 10620 33560 5310 16780
PB-3
15600-
39100
5400 10 56100 177500 16830 53250 11220 35500 5610 17750
6600 11 67700 208700 20310 62610 13540 41740 6770 20870
7600 12 78800 209200 23640 62760 15760 41840 7880 20920
PB-4
37400-
66700
8700 13 118500 214100 35550 64230 23700 42820 11850 21410
8900 13A 131100 216600 39330 64980 26220 43320 13110 21660
10000 14 144200 218200 43260 65460 28840 43640 14420 21820
67000-79000 15 182200 224100 54660 67230 36440 44820 18220 22410
67000-79000 16 205400 224400 61620 67320 41080 44880 20540 22440
80000 17 225000 225000 67500 67500 45000 45000 22500 22500
90000 18 250000 250000 75000 75000 50000 50000 25000 25000

The difference of allowances between 7th CPC recommendations and union's demand.
Pay
Band
Grade
Pay
7th
CPC
Pay
Matrix
Minimum
Pay 
Maximum
Pay
Difference 
X Class City Y Class City Z Class City
30% 30% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
PB-1
5200-
20200
1800 1 18000 56900 1080 3414 720 2276 180 569
1900 2 19900 63200 1194 3792 796 2528 199 632
2000 3 21700 69100 1302 4146 868 2764 217 691
2400 4 25500 81100 1530 4866 1020 3244 255 811
2800 5 29200 92300 1752 5538 1168 3692 292 923
PB-2
9300-
34800
4200 6 35400 112400 2124 6744 1416 4496 354 1124
4600 7 44900 142400 2694 8544 1796 5696 449 1424
4800 8 47600 151100 2856 9066 1904 6044 476 1511
5400 9 53100 167800 3186 10068 2124 6712 531 1678
PB-3
15600-
39100
5400 10 56100 177500 3366 10650 2244 7100 561 1775
6600 11 67700 208700 4062 12522 2708 8348 677 2087
7600 12 78800 209200 4728 12552 3152 8368 788 2092
PB-4
37400-
66700
8700 13 118500 214100 7110 12846 4740 8564 1185 2141
8900 13A 131100 216600 7866 12996 5244 8664 1311 2166
10000 14 144200 218200 8652 13092 5768 8728 1442 2182
67000-
79000
15 182200 224100 10932 13446 7288 8964 1822 2241
75000-
79000
16 205400 224400 12324 13464 8216 8976 2054 2244
80000 17 225000 225000 13500 13500 9000 9000 2250 2250
90000 18 250000 250000 15000 15000 10000 10000 2500 2500
The committee on allowances headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa that was set up to review the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission is understood to have finalised its report. Now after review of empowered committee the report will be placed before the cabinet.
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).
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.
At present, there are as many as 43 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners who are covered for perks and bonuses under the recommendations of 6th Pay Commission that will soon be replaced by 7th Pay Commission.

सातवें वेतन आयाेग में 10, 20 और 30 फीसदी एचआरए 1 जनवरी 2016 से लागू की जाएं, - शिव गोपाल मिश्रा

बढ़ा HRA जनवरी 2016 से लागू हो, नहीं तो..’

नई दिल्ली : केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के भत्तों पर गठित लवासा कमिटी ने अपनी रिपोर्ट सरकार को सौंप दी है, लेकिन इस पर अंतिम फैसला लेना और इसे लागू करना सरकार के लिए आसान नहीं होगा। केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों के संघ 'नैशनल जॉइंट काउंसिल ऑफ ऐक्शन' के संयोजक शिव गोपाल मिश्रा ने एनबीटी से खास बातचीत में कहा कि हमें कम से कम 10, 20 और 30 फीसदी हाउस रेंट अलाउंस ( एचआरए) चाहिए। इससे कम हमें मंजूर नहीं होगा। हमारी दूसरी मांग है कि एचआरए की नई दरें, नई बेसिक सैलरी के साथ 1 जनवरी 2016 से लागू की जाएं और इसका एरियर केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों को दिया जाए। 
7thcpc-hra-latest-news-hindi

Welcome to the Secretary, Department of Posts -- Shri Anant Narayan Nanda, IPoS

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
29-April-2017 18:20 IST
ACC Appointment
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Anant Narayan Nanda, IPoS (1982) as Secretary, Department of Posts, vice Shri Boyapati Venkat Sudhakar, IPoS (1981).
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Employment News : 29 April to 5 May 2017

JOB HIGHLIGHTS 

INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LIMITED
Name Of Post : Jr. Engineering Assistant IV, Jr. Materials Assistant and Junior Quality Control Analyst
No.of Vacancies : 74
Last Date :19.05.2017

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK
Name Of Post : Manager (Security)
No.of Vacancies : 45
Last Date :06.05.2017

UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Name Of Post : Foreman (Chemical, Electronics, Mechanical etc)
No.of Vacancies : 17
Last Date :11.05.2017

NATIONAL SEEDS CORPORATION LIMITED
Name Of Post : Assistant (Legal), Management Trainee, Sr. Trainee etc
No.of Vacancies : 188
Last Date :06.05.2017

CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE
Name Of Post : SI, ASI, Draughtsman and CT Pioneer
No.of Vacancies : 240
Last Date :05.05.2017

INDIAN NAVY
Name Of Post : Tradesman Mate TMM
No.of Vacancies : 384
Last Date :21 Days after Publication
Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in

Clarification regarding commutation of a part of pension on retirement under Rule 67 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules- (Finmin Order)

RBE.No 41/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2016/F(E)111/1 (1)/8 
New Delhi,
Dated : 25.04.2017
The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units etc
(As per standard mailing list)
Sub: Clarification regarding commutation of a part of pension on retirement under Rule 67 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.
*********
In terms of Rule 67 of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,l993, at any time after a railway servant has completed twenty years qualifying service, he may by giving notice of not less than three months in writing to the Appointing Authority retire from service. However, if the Appointing Authority is satisfied that the curtailment of the period of notice will not cause any administrative inconvenience, the Appointing Authority may relax the requirement of notice of three months on the condition that the railway servant shall not apply for commutation of a part of his pen before the expiry of the notice period of three months.


2. Recently, in a case, it has been observed that this Rule does not cater to the situation where superannuation is due within three months notice period. Notice period cannot go beyond the date of superannuation
3. The matter has been cons Board (FC). It is clarified that whenever the officer/employee has more than three months service at the time of seeking retirement under Rule 67, the commutation will be payable after three months but where normal superannuation is within the notice period of three months, the date of superannuation will be the date to apply for commutation of a part of pension subject to fulfilment of all other conditions specified in this regard in the Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1993
S/d,
(Sanjay Prashar)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)III,
Railway Board.

Allowances on Committee Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval – Finmin Press Note


Friday, April 28, 2017
The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. 
The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure),M/o Finance, Government of India and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as its Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as its Member Secretary.
The Committee was set-up in pursuance of the Union Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set-up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.
The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel. As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations. 
Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railway men, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors and Nurses etc.
The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set-up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. It may be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.

Source : http://finmin.nic.in/7cpc/Press_Note_Committee_Allowance_Report27042017.pdf

Now, Posts Offices can do Employment registration


JODHPUR: Post offices will now be acting as employment exchange for the unemployed youth. After the success of the pilot projects in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the project has been extended two nine more postal circles of the country, including Rajasthan. 

To begin with, Employment Registration Centres will be opened at the post offices under all these postal circles very shortly, where the interested unemployed youths will be able to get themselves registered. 

"This registration can be done by the youths on the portal of National Career Service by approaching post offices, where they will be charged of Rs 15 for registration, Rs 5 for updating job seeker profile and Rs 10 for getting printout of application form," said Krishna Kumar Yadav, director of postal services, Rajasthan Western Region, Jodhpur.

He said that once they are registered on this portal, they will have an access to the rich repository of career content on over 3,000 of occupations across 52 sectors with aplenty employment job opportunities matching with the skills and qualifications of the youths. 

The portal will not only provide job matching services in a highly transparent and user friendly manner but also build a bridge between a net-connected urban areas and non-connected rural areas, helping the youth to avail facility to register for employment at their doorstep hassle free.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between department of posts and ministry of labour and employment to leverage post offices as employment registration centres early this year, following which, a pilot project had been rolled out in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Circles in February this year.

Yadav said that the necessary training with regard to above project, has been imparted to the staff and on getting formal inauguration date, the registration will begin at all the post offices of the Rajasthan Circle.

Apart from Rajasthan, the project comprises Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Gujrat, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and the North East Postal Circles whereas the remaining circles will be covered during the next phase of project.

BSNL to provide broadband services to rural Post Offices

 Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), the Department of Posts and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have signed a tripartite agreement for providing broadband connectivity of BharatNet to post offices in rural areas.
The MoU signed in the presence of Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha is the first tri-partite agreement to provide broadband connectivity to about 1.3 lakh, post offices in rural areas and 25,000 sub-post offices for high speed internet connectivity to the rural masses.
Speaking on the occasion, Sinha said that the first phase of connecting about one lakh gram panchayats is nearing its completion and in the remaining one and a half lakh gram panchayats 100 mbps broadband connectivity will be completed by December, 2018.
In reply to a question, Sinha said that BharatNet is one of the nine pillars of realising the Prime Minister's vision of Digital India.
Sinha said that provision of citizen services is the focus of BharatNet and in the agreement signed today, BSNL is the service provider, that would provide broadband services, the cost of setting up of infrastructure and the operational expenses would be paid by the Department of Posts.