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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Govt to issue Rs 100, Rs 5 coins to mark MGR birth centenary

The government will issue Rs 100 and Rs 5 coins to commemorate the birth centenary of Bharat Ratna awardee and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late M G Ramachandran. 
The coins will bear his portrait in the centre along with the inscription 'DR M G Ramachandran Birth Centenary' on the lower periphery. The same will also be in Devnagari script on the upper periphery. 
The year '1917-2017' will be flanked below the portrait of Dr M G Ramachandran, said the notification issued in this regard. 
On the obverse side, the coins will bear the Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with the inscription 'Satyamev Jayte'. 
The Rs 100 and Rs 5 coins will weigh 35 grams and 6 grams, respectively. 
The Rs 100 coin will be made of silver (50 per cent), copper (40 per cent), nickel (5 per cent) and zinc (5 per cent). 
The Rs 5 coin will be made of copper (75 per cent), zinc (20 per cent) and nickel (5 per cent). 
Ramachandran, popularly known as 'MGR', was the founder of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party, currently ruling in Tamil Nadu. 
A film actor and a three-time Chief Minister, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1988. 
Source:-The Economic Times

Revision of OBC Creamy Layer Income limit from ₹ 6 lakh to ₹ 8 lakh w.e.f. 01.09.2017

No. 36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel &Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated: September 13, 2017

Subject: Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-reg.
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department's Office Memorandum No. 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 8th September, 1993 which, inter-alia, provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of ₹1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the creamy layer and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes. The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was subsequently raised to ₹ 2.5 lakh, ₹ 4.5 lakh and ₹ 6 lakh vide this Department's OM No. 36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 09.03.2004, OM No. 36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 14.10.2008 and OM No. 36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res) dated 27.05.2013 respectively.
2. It has now been decided to raise the income limit from ₹ 6 lakh to ₹ 8 lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer amongst the Other Backward Classes. Accordingly, the expression "₹ 6 lakh” under Category VI in the Schedule to this Department's aforesaid O.M. dated 8th September, 1993 would be substituted by "₹ 8 lakh".
3. The provisions of this office memorandum have effect from 1st September, 2017.
4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this office memorandum to the notice of all concerned.
(Debabrata Das)
Under Secretary to the Government of lndia

Source : http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/36033_1_2013-Estt-Res-13092017.pdf

CSIR - Instructions on payment of revised Pension / Arrears as per 7th CPC

Anusandhan Bhawan, 2, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001

Dated : 11.09.2017
To : The Directors / Heads of all CSIR National Labs./Instts./Hgrs./Complex/Centres/Units.

Sub : Instructions on payment of revised Pension / Arrears as per 7th CPC-reg.

Ref : CSIR letter No.5-1(428)/2017-PD dated 11.05.2017 and 02.06.2017.

Sir / Madam
With reference to the subject mentioned above and in continuation of the CSIR letters of even number dated 11.05.2017 and 02.06.2017, the undersigned is directed to state that the matter has been considered by the Secretary, DSIR & Director General, CSIR in consultation with JS & FA,DSIR / CSIR and following has been decided:

a) Pension / Family pension for all pensioners (pre-2016 & post 2016) may be revised notionally in terms of CSIR circular letter No.5-1(428) / 2017 - PD dated 11.05.2017. For this notional revision of pension DoP&PW OM dated 04.08.2016, 12.05.2017, 06.07.2017, 18.07.2017 and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM 23.05.2017 may be used.

b) Payment of revised pension / family pension (i.e monthly pension) to all the pensioners (both pre-2016 and post 2016) as per 7th CPC, from the month of September, 2017 onwards may be made.

c) Those retiring from the month of September, 2017 will be paid the eligible gratuity as per revised / enhanced ceiling and commutation of pension as per the 7th CPC pension amount.
d) Those who retired between 01-01-2016 and 31-08-2017 will be paid the difference in gratuity between the eligible amount as per revised ceiling and what they were paid at the time of retirement.

e) For the payment of arrears on account of revision of other pensionary benefits for the period 01.01.2016 to 31.08.2017 (viz., arrears of pension and the difference between original and revised commutation amount), separate instructions will follow. Therefore, these amounts of arrears will NOT be paid until further orders.
Yours faithfully

Joint Secretary (Admin)

Source : Confederation

7th CPC Pay Fixation: Clarification regarding fixation of pay of consequent upon enhancement of IOR from 2.57 to 2.67

CGDA,Ulan Batar Road, Palam,Delhi Cantt – 110 010

No.AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/Corr/Vol-II


PCof A(Fys)Kolkata/Jt.CDA(AF)Nagpur
CDA(IT&SDC) Secunderabad

Subject: Clarification regarding fixation of pay consequent upon enhancement of IOR from 2.57 to 2.67 in respect of Level 13 of pay matrix corresponding to pre-revised Grade Pay of 8700.
Of late, this HQrs has been receiving queries/references from various controller offices seeking clarification regarding the pay fixation under 7th CPC consequent upon enhancement of IOR (Index of rationalization) vide MoF, Dept of Expenditure Resolution dated 16.05.2017 from 2.57 to 2.67 in respect of Level 13 of the Pay Matrix i.e. corresponding to pre-revised Grade Pay of Rs.8700.
2. In this context, it is clarified that Index of rationalization is to be applied for computation of first cell of a particular level i.e corresponding to a specific pay band and Grade pay under 6th CPC. Accordingly, a revised pay Matrix has been provided under the Gazette of India dated 16.05.2017 incorporating the ibid enhancement from 2.57 to 2.67.It is however, intimated that the fitment factor of 2.57 as mentioned under Para 4(2) of Ministry of Finance resolution dated 25.07.2016 which is to be uniformly applied to all employees stands unchanged.

3. All pay fixation cases may be regulated accordingly.

(Kavita Garg)