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Thursday, July 20, 2017

General Provident Fund & Similar funds: Rate of Interest wef 1st July 2017 to 30th September 2017 @ 7.8%

F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
New Delhi, the 17th July, 2017
It is announced for general information that during the year 2017-2018, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.8% (Seven point eight per cent) w.e.f. 1st July, 2017 to 30th September, 2017. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st July, 2017. The funds concerned are:-
1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
10 The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund. 
2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.
(Vyasan R.)
Deputy Secretary (Budget)
The Manager, (Technical Branch)
Government of India Press, Faridabad. 
Copy forwarded to all Ministries/Departments of Government of India, President’s Secretariat, Vice-President’s Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Lok Sabha Secretariat, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat, Union Public Service Commission, Supreme Court, Election Commission and NITI Aayog. 
Copy also forwarded to
1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India and all offices under his control.
2. Chairman, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority.
3. Controller General of Accounts (10 copies).
4. Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pension (Pension Unit/All India Services Division).

5. Financial Adviser of Ministries/Departments (6 copies).
6. Chief Controller of Accounts/Controller of Accounts of Ministries/Departments.
7. Controller General of Defence Accounts.
8. Finance Secretary of all State Governments and Union Territories.
9. Secretary to Governors/Lt. Governors of all States/Union Territories.
10. Secretary Staff Side, National Council of JCM.
11. All Members, Staff Side, National Council of JCM.
12. NIC - For uploading on webhost.

(A.K. Bhatnagar)
Under Secretary(Budget) 

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Supreme Court orders to reinstates candidates who got terminated due to cancellation of PA/SA 2014 Recruitment Exam

Error in 7th CPC Concordance Tables No.43 and 44 – DoP&PW Orders

Government of India
Ministry of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G.and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market New Delhi
Dated 18th July, 2017
Office Memorandum
Subject: Revision of pension of Pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central pay Commission-Concordance tables- regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0M. of even number dated 06.07.2017 on the above subject and to say that there is some error in the entries relating to the pre-revised pay of Rs. 52090/- (6th CPC Grade pay Rs.8700, 7th CPC Level 13)) in Table 43 and Table 44 enclosed therewith.
2. It is requested that the existing Table 43 and Table 44 may be substituted by the enclosed Table 43 and Table 44, respectively. The revised entries have been shown in bold letters.
(Harjit Singh)
Authority: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

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Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners in implementation of 7th CPC

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Central Government Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare)
3rd Floor. Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market. New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 19th July, 2017
Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Central Government Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS.
The undersigned is directed to say that at present Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) is granted to the Central Government pensioners/family pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme administered by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and corresponding health schemes administered by other Ministries/Departments for their retired employees for meeting expenditure on their day-to-day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization. Orders were issued vide this Department's O.M. No. 4/25/2008-P&PW(D) dated 19-11-2014 for enhancement of the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 500/- per month w.e.f. 19.11.2014.
2. Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on Allowances (with modifications), sanction of the President is hereby conveyed for enhancement of the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500/- to Rs.1000/- per month. The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance shall continue to be as contained in this Department’s OMs No. 45/57/97-P&PW(C) dated 19.12.1997, 24.8.1998, 30.12.1998, 18.8.1999 and OM No. 4/25/2008-P&PW(D) dated 19.11.2014.
3. These orders will take effect from 01.07.2017.
4. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India vide their UO No. 169-Staff (Rules)/A.R/Ol-2016 dated 18.07.2017.
5. These orders are issued with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) vide their OM No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 11.07.2017.
6. Hindi version will follow.
(Sanjay Wadhawan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India