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Friday, March 16, 2018

Discontinuation of Grant-in-aid to Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee for Cultural activities & Indoor Games and Secretarial Assistance -reg.

GDS Pay Revision: Salient features of Shri Kamlesh Chandra Committee

Salient features of the One Man Committee Report headed by Shri Kamlesh Chandra
The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.
The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDSs are increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
The Level 1 GDS Post Offices / GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wages of BPMs from Level -1 to Level -2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas.
The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS Post Offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
The GDS BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond level-2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms
The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A, B; C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue norm. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
The six approved categories of GDSs are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one Multi Tasking Category.
The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
The minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 10000/- per month and maximum pay to Rs. 35480/- per month.
The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
A Composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
Children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs.
Risk & Hardship Allowance @Rs. 500/- per month for GDS working in the special areas has also been introduced.
A Financial up-gradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
The Ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 5,00,000
The GDS Contribution for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs. 50000/- to Rs. 5,00,000/
The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs. 100/ per annum to Rs. 300/ per annum.
The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistances in the Circle Welfare Funds.
The Committee has recommended addition of Rs. 10,000/ for purchase of Tablet / Mobile from the Circle Welfare in the head “Financial Assistance of Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDS has been recommended.
The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
The Committee has also recommended one week of paternity leave.
Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
Online system of engagement has been recommended.
Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
Voluntary Discharge scheme has been recommended.
The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs.
There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The powers for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.

7th CPC Anomalous Situation: Definition of Anomaly – DoPT


Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commissions recommendations – extending the scope of definition regarding.



No.11/ 2/ 2016-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section
North Block New Delhi
Dated the 14 March, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations — extending the scope of definition regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 20/02/2017 on the subject as cited above, and to incorporate the following further modification in the definition of what would constitute an anomaly:
“where the amount of revised allowance is less than the existing rate or any other anomaly observed while implementing the revised allowance”
2. With the incorporation of the above para in the OM, the definition of anomaly will read as follows:-
(1) Definition of Anomaly
Anomaly will include the following cases
a) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason;
b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure as notified vide CCS(RP) Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules;
c) Where the Official side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.
d) Where the amount of revised allowance is less than the existing rate or any other anomaly observed while implementing the revised allowance
3. The rest of the contents of the OM issued by DoPT under reference no. No.11/2/2016-JCA dated 16.08.2016 shall remain unchanged.
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(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

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