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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Acceptance of Motor Vehicle Fee through Post Office

India Post Payments Bank aims to extend its banking facilities to remotest corner of India


IPPB is also going to offer banking services through digital channels like mobile application, UPI, and digital cards which can be used at any ATM.
To make banking services simple and affordable for Indians across the nation where they can get seamless access to the government benefits directly from the payments bank account, India Post is now aiming to extend its reach to all the corners of the nation. In a row, The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has become the third entity to receive payments bank licence from RBI after Bharti Airtel and Paytm.
With a saying – “Aapka bank, aapke dwaar”, IPPB will promote and encourage smart saving and investment habits with their easily accessible banking services. And by simplifying the services, IPPB aims to bring prosperity to every doorstep.
IPPB is also going to offer banking services through digital channels like mobile application, UPI, and digital cards which can be used at any ATM, etc. This will facilitate all-round connectivity with your post bank which will help you to easily access your account details on an instant basis. Like other payments banks, IPPB can also accept deposits up to Rs 1 lakh per account from individuals.
Regardless of who you are and where you live, IPPB aims to ensure equal financial access to every Indian. Here are four important services:
  • Banking Services for Every Individual
  • As per the need of an individual, IPPB has made 3 distinct accounts:
  • ‘Safal’ which will be a Regular Account
  • ‘Sugam’ which will be a Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account (BSBDA)
  • ‘Saral’ which will be for Small BSBDA
While the Safal Account will comprise of all banking features, the Saral account will provide limited banking experience for specific people.

Domestic Remittance Services

Through its domestic remittance offering, IPPB will provide an inexpensive and secure medium to transfer money. All customers are eligible to make domestic remittance subject to the following – NEFT, IMPS, AEPS, UPI and *99#

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)

DBT program aims to transfer subsidies/benefits directly to individuals through their bank accounts, which in turn will reduce leakages, delays and other similar issues. Funds from the disbursing agency (DBT) will automatically get credited into the beneficiary accounts through NACH/APBS instead of any cash disbursal.

Doorstep Banking

For doorstep banking, a customer has to pay a nominal fee to request and avail banking related services at their door. The services which are going to be offered currently are cash deposit, cash withdrawal, balance enquiry, and Aadhaar to Aadhaar funds transfer.

Holding of additional charge of the post of CPMG , Himachal Pradesh Circle by Sri.P.K.Swain ( IPoS - 1987) CPMG , Punjab Circle.


Revised Incentive structure of PLI/RPLI w.e.f from 01/04/2017



Cabinet approves disability pension for defence personnel


The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the modifications in the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits beside giving clearance to disability pension for defence personnel. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made the announcement of the approval after the Cabinet meeting.
The cabinet also approved the National Steel Policy that envisages Rs 10 lakh crore investment to create more capacity in the steel sector. The development assumes significance as the steel sector is reeling under weak demand and rising raw material prices.
The cabinet members decided to give international airport status to the Vijayawada airport. The airport is undergoing infrastructural changes due to increase in air traffic.

7th CPC CCS (RP) Rules, 2016: Applicability to Person, Ex-servicemen re-employed in Govt Service after retirement - DoPT Order


No. 3/3/2016-Estt. (Pay II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 01.05.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Applicability of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 to persons re-employed in Government Service after retirement and whose pay is debitable to Civil Estimates.

The pay fixation of re-employed pensioners on re-employment in Central Government, including that of Defence Forces personnel/officers, is being done in accordance with Central Civil Services (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986, issued vide this Department’s O.M. No. 3/1/85-Estt. (Pay ll) dated 31st July, 1986 (as revised from time'to time). Persons re-employed in Government service after retirement have been excluded from the purview of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 vide Rule 2 (2)(vii) thereof. The question of extension of the benefit of the revised pay rules to these persons and the procedure to be followed for fixing their pay in the revised pay structure has been considered by the Government.
The President is pleased to decide that, in partial modification of the Rule 2 (2)(vii) of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, the provisions of these rules shall apply to such persons also who were in / came into re-employment on or after 1st January, 2016, subject to the orders hereinafter contained. This decision will cover all Government servants re-employed in Central Civil Departments other than those employed on contract except where the contract provides otherwise, whether they have retired with or without a pension and/or gratuity or any other retirement benefits, e.g. contributory fund etc. from a civil post or from the Armed Forces.

2. Re-employed persons who become eligible to elect revised pay structure in accordance with these orders should exercise their option in the manner laid down in Rule 5 and 6 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, within three months of the date of issue of these orders or in cases where the existing scales of pay of the posts held by them are revised subsequent to the issue of these orders, within three months of the date of such order.

Fixation / drawal of pay of Personnel / Officers re-employed prior to 01.01.2016 and who were in re-employment as on 01.01.2016:
3 (a) The initial pay of a re-employed Government servant who elects or is deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised pay structure from the 1st day of January, 2016 shall be fixed according to the provisions of Rule 7 of the C.C.S. (R.P.) Rules, 2016, if he/she is-

(i) a Government servant who retired without receiving a pension, gratuity or any other retirement benefit and
(ii) a retired Government servant who received pension or any other retirement benefits but which were ignored while fixing pay on re-employment.

3(b) The initial pay of a re-employed Government servant who retired with a pension or any other retirement benefit and whose pay on re-employment was fixed with reference to these benefits or ignoring a part thereof, and who elects or is deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised structure from the 1“ day of January, 2016 shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 7 of the Central Civil
Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. Pension (excluding the ignorable portion of pension, if any), as defined in para 3(1) of CCS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986 admissible on relevant date, i.e. date of coming over to the revised pay structure, effective from 112016 or later, shall be deducted from his / her pay in accordance with the general policy of the Government on fixation and subsequent drawal of pay of re-employed pensioners.

3(c) In addition to the pay so fixed, the re-employed Government servant would continue to draw the retirement benefits he / she was permitted to draw in the pre-revised scales, as modified based on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, orders in respect of which have been issued separately by the Departmentof Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare.

3(d) Where a re-employed Government servant elects to draw his / her pay in the existing pay structure and is brought over to revised pay structure from a date later than the 1st day of January, 2016, his /her pay from the later date in the revised scale shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions of Rule 11 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

4. Further, the existing ceiling of Rs. 80,000/- for drawal of pay plus gross pension on re-employment is enhanced to Rs.2,25,000/-, the maximum basic pay prescribed for Secretary to the Government of India under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
Ignorable part of Pension
5. The President is also pleased to enhance the ignorable part of pension from Rs. 4000/- to Rs. 15,000/- (Rupees Fifteen Thousand) in the case of Commissioned Service Officers and Civil Officers holding Group ‘A’ posts who retire before attaining the age of 55 years. The existing limits of civil and military pensions to be ignored in fixing the pay of re-employed pensioners will, therefore, cease to be applicable to cases of such pensioners as are re-employed on or after 1.1.2016.

6. In the case of persons who were already on re-employment as on 01.01.2016, the pay may be fixed on the basis of these orders, with effect from the date of coming over to the new pay structure, i.e. 01.01.2016 or later, as per the option exercised by them in terms of para 2 above. In such case, their terms would be determined afresh as if they have been re-employed for the first time from such date of coming over to the
new pay structure.

Fixation / drawal of pay of employees appointed on re-employment basis on or after 1st day of January, 2016

7. Pursuant to the introduction of the system of Pay Matrix vide the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, the President is further pleased to amend the relevant provisions of CCS (Fixation of Pay of re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986 in the manner indicated below:

Existing provision 
(1986 Orders read with OM dated 5th April 2010)
Revised provision
Para 4(a): Re-employed pensioners shall be allowed to draw pay only in the prescribed pay scale/pay structure of the post in which they are re-employed. No protection of the scales of pay/pay structure of the post held by them prior to retirement shall be given. 

Note: Under the provisions of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, revised pay structure comprises the grade pay attached to the post and the applicable pay band.
Order 4(a): Re-employed pensioners shall be allowed to draw pay only in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post in which they are re-employed. No protection of the scales of pay/pay structure of the post held by them prior to retirement shall be given. 

Note: Revised pay structure in relation to 0 post will be as defined in Rule 3(ix) of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
Para 4(b)(i): In all cases where the pension is fully ignored, the initial pay on re-employment shall be fixed as per entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the case of direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 as notified vide Section II, Part A of First Schedule to CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.Order 4(b)(i): In all cases where the pension is fully ignored, the initial pay on re-employment shall be fixed as per Rule 8 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. 

Note 1: The case where pension is fully ignored is given in Order4(d) below. 

Note 2: Pension is fully ignored means that pension is not deducted from pay.
Para 4(b)(ii): In cases where the entire pension and pensionary benefits are not ignored for pay fixation, the initial basic pay on re-employment shall be fixed at the same stage as the last basic pay drawn before retirement. However, he shall be granted the grade pay of the re- employed post. The maximum basic pay cannot exceed the grade pay of the re- employed post plus pay in the pay band of Rs.67000 i.e. the maximum of the pay band PB-4. in all these cases, the non- ignorable part of the pension shall be reduced from the pay so fixed. 

Illustration 

A Colonel who retired with basic pay of Rs.61700 (grade pay Rs.8700; pay in the pay band Rs.53000) is re-employed as a Deputy Secretary in an organization with grade pay of Rs.7600. In this case, on re- employment, his basic pay will continue to be Rs.61700. However, his grade pay on re-employment Will be Rs.7600 and the pay m the pay band Rs.54100. Thereafter, the non-ignorable part of the pension Will be reduced from the pay so fixed. 

Note: In the revised pay structure, basic pay is pay in the pay band plus the grade pay attached to the post.
Order 4(b)(ii): In cases where the entire pension and pensionary benefits are not ignored for pay fixation, the initial basic pay on re-employment shall be fixed at the same stage as the last basic pay drawn before retirement. If there is no such stage in the re-employed post, the pay shall be fixed at the stage next above that pay. If the maximum pay in the Level applicable to the post in which a pensioner is re- employed is less than the last basic pay drawn by him before retirement, his initial basic pay shall be fixed at such maximum pay of the re-employed post. Similarly, if the minimum pay in the Level applicable to the post in which a pensioner is re- employed is more than the last basic pay drawn by him before retirement, his initial basic pay shall be fixed at such minimum pay of the re-employed post. However, in all these cases, the non-ignorable part of the pension shall be reduced from the pay so fixed. 

Note 1: Revised pay structure in relation to a post will be as defined in Rule 3(ix) of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. 


Note 2: "Basic Pay" in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn m the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix. 

Note 3: Last pay drawn shall be as per definition of pre-retirement pay in terms of Order 3 of the CCS (Fixation of Pay of re- employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986, read with DoPT OM No. 3/19/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 8th November 2010.
Para 4(c): The re-employed pensioner will, in addition to pay as fixed under Para (b) above shall be permitted to draw separately any pension sanctioned to him and to retain any other form of retirement benefits.Order 4(c): No change
Para 4(d): In the case of persons retiring before attaining the age of 55 years and who are re-employed, pension (including PEG and other forms of retirement benefits) shall be ignored for initial pay fixation in the following extent:- Order 4(d): In the case of persons retiring before attaining the age of 55 years and who are re-employed, pension (including PEG and other forms of retirement benefits) shall be ignored for pay fixation to the following extent:-
(i) In the case of ex-servicemen who held posts below Commissioned Officer rank in the Defence Forces and in the case of civilians who held posts below Group ‘A' posts at the time of their retirement, the entire pension and pension equivalent of retirement benefits shall be ignored.(i) No change
(ii) In the case of Commissioned Service officers belonging to the Defence Forces and Civilian pensioners who held Group ‘A’ posts at the time of their retirement, the first Rs.4000/- of the pension and pension equivalent retirement benefits shall be ignored.(ii) In the case of Commissioned service officers belonging to the Defence Forces and Civilian pensioners who held Group ‘A' posts at the time of their retirement, the first Rs. 15,000/- of the pension and pension equivalent retirement benefits shall be ignored.

8. Apart from the above, it is also clarified as under:

(i) Drawal of increments: Once the initial pay of the re-employed pensioner has been fixed in the manner indicated above, he will be allowed to draw normal increments as per the provisions of Rule 9 and 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 read with Order 5 of the CCS (Fixation of Pay of re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986.

(ii) Treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP): MSP is granted to Defence Forces officers/personnel while they are serving in the Defence Forces. Accordingly, on their re-employment in civilian organizations, including secret organizations under the Cabinet Secretariat umbrella, the question of grant of MSP to such officers/personnel does not arise. However, the benefit of MSP in the pension should not be withdrawn. Accordingly, while the pension of such re-employed pensioners will include the element of MSPI they will not be granted MSP as part of pay while working in civilian organizations. Also, in respect of all those Defence Officers / personnel, whose pension contains an element of MSP and whose pay on re-employment is subject to deduction of pension (excluding the ignorable portion, if any), the element of MSP as contained in the pension shall be ignored while deducting the pension at the time of pay fixation. In other words, the MSP portion of the pension need not be deducted from the pay fixed on re-employment.

(iii) Fixation / drawal of pay of re-employed persons who retired prior to 1.1.2016 and who have been re-employed after 1.1.2016, and whose entire pension and pensionary benefits are not ignored for pay fixation: The pay on re-employment will be fixed in terms of Order 4(b)(ii) of the CCS (Fixation of Pay of Re-employed Pensioners) Orders, 1986, as amended above, after notionally arriving at their revised basic pay at the time of retirement as if they had retired under the revised pay structure, in terms of Rule 7 of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. In all these cases, the non-ignorable part of the pension shall be reduced from the pay so fixed. Regulation of MSP, however, shall be as per clarification in para 8(ii) above.

(iv) Fixation / drawal of pay in all other cases: Pay fixation in cases not covered in Order 4(d) will be as per the general principle of ‘pay minus pension’, i.e. while the last pay drawn shall be reckoned for pay fixation, the entire pension shall be deducted from the pay so fixed. Regulation of MSP, however, shall be as per clarification in para 8(ii) above.

9. An undertaking may be obtained from re-employed pensioners who opt / are deemed to have opted for the revised pay structure to the effect that, they understand and agree that the special dispensation provided through this GM. is subject to the condition of deduction of pension as admissible to them from time to time, wherever required as per extant instructions.
10. These instructions shall apply in respect of those re-employed pensioners who re re-employed against civil posts carrying pay upto Level 17 of the Pay Matrix of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016.

11. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are being issued after consultation with the Comptroller Auditor General of India.

12. These orders shall take effect from 1.1.2016.

sd/- 
(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

UNDERTAKING

(To be given by persons who are on re-employment on or after 01.01.2016 and who have chosen / are deemed to have chosen to be governed by the CC5 (Revised Pay Rules), 2016, in terms of Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No. 3/3/2016-Estt. (Pay-ll) dated 1 .5.2017)
(Para 9 of the OM No. 3/3/2016-Estt.(Pay-ll) dated 1.5.2017 refers)

I, ____________________ S/o / W/o / D/o _________________, hereby undertake that I understand and agree that the special dispensation of pay fixation under the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 provided to me through the OM. No. 3/3/2016-Estt.(Pay-ll) dated 152017 is subject to the specific condition of deduction of pension as admissible to me from time to time, wherever required as per extant instructions.

Signature __________________
Name ____________________
Designation ________________

Date: ________
Place: _________

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7th pay commission report recommended pension formulation

The Commission recommends the following pension formulation for civil employees including CAPF personnel, who have retired before 01.01.2016:

Pension Formulation Method 1:

i) All the civilian personnel including CAPF who retired prior to 01.01.2016 (expected date of implementation of the Seventh CPC recommendations) shallfirst 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.

Pension Formulation Method 2:

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.
  • Pensioners may be given the option of choosing whichever formulation is beneficial to them.
  • It is recognised that the fixation of pension as per formulation in (i) above may take a little time since the records of each pensioner will have to be checked to ascertain the number of increments earned in the retiring level. It is therefore 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.

Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits

Press Information Bureau
Government Of India
Cabinet (03-May, 2017 20:27 IST )
Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits in the course of their implementation. Earlier, in June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved implementation of the recommendations with an additional financial outgo of Rs 84,933 crore for 2016-17 (including arrears for 2 months of 2015-16).
The benefit of the proposed modifications will be available with effect from 1st January, 2016, i.e., the date of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations. With the increase approved by the Cabinet, the annual pension bill alone of the Central Government is likely to be Rs.1,76,071 crore.  Some of the important decisions of the Cabinet are mentioned below:
1.        Revision of pension of pre – 2016 pensioners and family pensioners
The Cabinet approved modifications in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on suggestions made by the Committee chaired by Secretary (Pensions) constituted with the approval of the Cabinet.  The modified formulation of pension revision approved by the Cabinet will entail an additional benefit to the pensioners and an additional expenditure of approximately Rs.5031 crore for 2016-17 over and above the expenditure already incurred in revision of pension as per the second formulation based on fitment factor.  It will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.
While approving the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved the changed method of pension revision recommended by the 7th CPC for pre-2016 pensioners, comprising of two alternative formulations, subject to the feasibility of the first formulation which was to be examined by the Committee.
In terms of the Cabinet decision, pensions of pre-2016 pensioners were revised as per the second formulation multiplying existing pension by a fitment factor of 2.57, though the pensioners were to be given the option of choosing the more beneficial of the two formulations as per the 7th CPC recommendations.
In order to provide the more beneficial option to the pensioners, Cabinet has accepted the recommendations of the Committee, which has suggested revision of pension based on information contained in the Pension Payment Order (PPO) issued to every pensioner.  The revised procedure of fixation of notional pay is more scientific, rational and implementable in all the cases.  The Committee reached its findings based on an analysis of hundreds of live pension cases.  The modified formulation will be beneficial to more pensioners than the first formulation recommended by the 7th CPC, which was not found to be feasible to implement on account of non-availability of records in a large number of cases and was also found to be prone to several anomalies. 
2.         Disability Pension for Defence Pensioners
The Cabinet also approved the retention of percentage-based regime of disability pension implemented post 6th CPC, which the 7th CPC had recommended to be replaced by a slab-based system.
           
The issue of disability pension was referred to the National Anomaly Committee by the Ministry of Defence on account of the representation received from the Defence Forces to retain the slab-based system, as it would have resulted in reduction in the amount of disability pension for existing pensioners and a reduction in the amount of disability pension for future retirees when compared to percentage-based disability pension. 
The decision which will benefit existing and future Defence pensioners would entail an additional expenditure of approximately Rs. 130 crore per annum.
Source : http://pib.nic.in/newsite/mbErel.aspx?relid=161508