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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners


 
O/o The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Draupadighat, Allahabad 211014
 
Circular No. 200
 
No. AT/Tech/263-XXIII
Dated: 12/04/2018
 
To
1. The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East, Mumbai-400051
2. The Director of Treasuries of all State……………
3. The Manager CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
4. The CDA (PD) Meerut
5. The CDA, Chennai
6. The Nodal Officers (ICICI/AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
7. The Pay & Accounts Officer……………
8. The Military. & Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
9. The D.P.D.O…………………….
10.Post Master, Kathua (J & K) and Camp Bell Bay
Sub: Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners: Clarification thereof.
Ref: This office Circular No. 166 dated 07 / 03 / 2013, Circular No. 173 dated 07/04/20 14 and Circular No. 179 dated 12/05/20 15.
Provisions for payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners is laid down in Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners Welfare) OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 02/07/1999 issued under this office Important Circular No. 07 dated 13/08/ 1999. As per the ibid OM, before 18/07/ 1997, in terms of the existing orders, Dearness Relief to pensioners and family pensioners is to remain suspended during the period a pensioner/family pensioner is re-employed/employed under the Central or State Govt. or in a Statutory Corporation/Company/Body/Bank under them in India or abroad. The above facts are also applicable to the pensioners and family pensioners permanently absorbed in Statutory Corporation/Company/Body/Bank under the Central or State Government.
2. Representations from various agencies as well as pensioners/family pensioners including Pension Disbursing Agencies are being received for clarification on Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners. The matter has been examined in this office and following points are clarified.
3. However, w.e.f. 18/07/1997, it has been decided by the Govt that:
(i) In so far as re-employed pensioners are concerned, the entire pension admissible is to be ignored at present only in the case of those civilian pensioners who held post below Group ‘A’ and those ex-servicemen who held post below the ranks of Commissioned Officers at the time of their retirement. Their pay, on re-employment, is to be fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which they are re-employed. Such pensioners will consequently be entitled to Dearness Relief on their pension.
(A) For this purpose, the Central Government Departments concerned, including subordinate organizations. State Government, Corporation/Company/Body/Bank etc. employing a Central Government pensioner shall be required to issue of certificate indicating the following:
(a) The re-employed pensioner retired from a civil or military post in the Central Government and was holding a post not included in classified as group ‘A’ or a post below the rank of commissioned officer in the armed forces;
(b) The entire amount of pension sanctioned by the Central Government was ignored in fixation of the pay on re-employment i.e. no part of the pension was taken into account in such fixation of pay in the pay scale of the post in which the Central government retired/retiree was re-employed/absorbed; and
(c) The pay of the re-employed/absorbee was/is fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which he had/has been initially re-employed after his retirement from the Central Government.
(d) If the pay fixed at a higher stage because of advance increments and no protection of the last pay drawn is being given.
(B) In the cases where PBOR (below Commissioned Officer) retired before attaining the age of 55 years and re-employed thereafter and their pay fixed at a higher stage because of advance increments and no protection of the last pay drawn were given, the pay should be treated as fixed at a minimum for the purpose of ignoring the entire pension and allowing Dearness Relief on pension. For benefit of advance increments, the policy for the same should exist in the re-employing department and a copy of such policy matter should be enclosed with the required certificate. But, after granting benefit of advance increments, the last pay drawn by the pensioner is protected, the pensioner in such case will not be entitled for dearness relief on pension.
Illustration 1:
A Military pensioner was drawing the pay of Rs. 6,330 in the pay scale of Rs. 5,770-140-8,290 from 01/07/2002 and retired from service on 31/10/2002 before attaining the age of 55 years. He was granted a military pension of Rs. 3,165. He was re-employed in a Civil Post on 01/12/2003 in the pay scale of Rs. 5,000-150-8,000. The post which the pensioner held in the Army before retirement is a non-commissioned post. If his pay is fix for Rs. 5,600/- after granting 4 advance increments in re-employed post, then he will be entitled for dearness relief on pension as his pay fix for Rs. 5,600/- in re-employed post is less than Rs. 6,330/-already drawing in the Army before retirement. However, if his pay is fix for Rs. 6,500/- after granting 10 advance increments in the re-employed post, then he will be not entitled for dearness relief on pension as his pay fix for Rs. 6,500/- in re-employed post is more than Rs. 6,330/- already drawing in the Army before retirement as his last pay has been protected.
Illustration 2:
If the pensioner quoted in Illustration 1 above is re-employed in a Civil Post in the pay Scale of Rs. 7,500-250-12,000, his pay is required to be fixed at the minimum of the pay scale of the re-employed post for payment of dearness relief on pension. Any advance increment granted in such situation, will disqualify dearness relief on pension.
(ii) In all other cases of re-employed pensioners, no dearness relief shall be admissible on pension during the period of their re-employment.
(iii) (A) In terms of the existing orders on the subject, the pay of re-employed pensioners who held Group ‘A’ post or posts of the ranks of Commissioned Officers at the time of their retirement is to be fixed at present
  • at the same stage as last drawn before retirement or, if there is no such stage, at the stage next above the pay last drawn;
  • at the maximum of the pay scale, if the pay last drawn is more than the maximum of the pay scale of the post in which re-employed;
  • at the minimum of the pay scale of the post in which re-employed, if it is more than the pay last drawn.
(B) Further, the pay on re-employment is required to be fixed after ignoring only a portion of the pension as revised time to time received for the previous employment. In view of the fact that (i) the pension is taken into account in such cases and not entirely ignored; (ii) The pay in the post of re-employment is not required to be fixed at the minimum of the scale in all cases; and (iii) Dearness Allowance at the rates applicable from time to time is also admissible on the pay fixed in terms of the orders on the subject, these re-employed pensioners will not be entitled, in addition, to any Dearness Relief on their pension.
(iv) Disability element of disability pension is also a type of pension. As such dearness relief on such service/disability pension (including disability element) during re-employment is required to be regulated as per the above procedure.
(v) Payment of dearness relief where discontinued due to re-employment, shall become admissible only with effect from the date they cease to be re-employed. The Pension Disbursing Authority shall require such a pensioner to produce certificate of cessation of re-employment from the office in which the pensioner had been re-employed.
(vi) However, dearness relief is payable to those re-employed pensioners who get consolidated pay without dearness allowance, consolidated fee, daily wages, or elected as Members of Legislative Assembly or Parliament, Ministers/Deputy Ministers of Central or State Government, Indian Red Cross Society and Extra Departmental Agents in the Department of Post.
(vii) As regards employed family pensioners, since the family pension received by the eligible dependents of Central Government employees is, in any case, not taken into account in determining their pay on employment, Dearness Relief at the rates applicable from time to time shall be admissible
(SANDEEP THAKUR)
Addl. CDA (Pensions

Pension Rates under CPF

The Central Government employees who are covered by CPF Rules (India) 1962 and who retired on or after 01.01.1986 are not entitled to any monthly pension/ex-gratia amount. However, the Government employees under CPF who retired between 18.11.1960 and 31.12.1985 are entitled to monthly ex- gratia amount of the following rates:
S.NoGroup of Service to which CPF retirees belonged at the time of retirementEnhanced amount of basic monthly ex- gratia
1Group A ServiceRs. 3,000
2Group B Service Rs. 1,000
3Group C Service Rs. 750
4Group D Service Rs. 650
5Widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary Rs. 645
Dearness ex-gratia equal to 50% of the amount of ex-gratia and Dearness Relief, as notified from time to time as per 5th Central Pay Commission series, on the sums of amount of ex-gratia and dearness ex- gratia is being paid to them. There is no proposal to increase the aforesaid rates.
 Source: Lok Sabha

GDS : Apply online is active for West Bengal Circle : Last date of Submission - 04/05/2018

GDS : Apply online is active for West Bengal Circle : Last date of Submission - 04/05/2018
The candidates who have already registered and paid the fee in response to the earlier notification of above Circle (which stands cancelled) need not register themselves against the new notification and need not to pay the fee again. They are allowed to apply online afresh based on the old registration number and fee already paid in response to the earlier notification.
 

Guidelines for Submission of CEA Claim and its form - Download

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF
CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE CLAIM
  1. CEA rate from Apr 17 to Jun 17 is Rs 1500/- PM (required to submit School fees receipt and bills).
  2. CEA rate from Jul 17 to Mar 18 is Rs 2250/- PM (Fixed amount no need to submit receipts / bills).
  3. For Hostel Subsidy the rate is Rs 6750/- PM w.e.f. 01 Jul 17.
  4. CEA for Specially Abled Children is Rs 4500/- PM w.e.f. 01 Jul 17.
  5. For claiming CEA submit a certificate issued by Head of Institution / School.
  6. For Hostel Subsidy similar certificate required with additional information about expenditure towards boarding and lodging in the residential complex.
  7. Re-imbursement of CEA forms are given below 
 
Click below link to download CEA Application with Guidelines

Southern Railway launches Mobile App. for booking paperless unreserved tickets

As a part of ''OPERATION 5 Mts.'' of Hon'ble Minister of Railways, on 14th April, Southern Railway will launch the facility for booking paperless tickets for unreserved travel, season tickets and platform tickets using your mobile phones. Booking can be done on any Smart Phone and I Phone provided with Internet and GPS connectivity. Passengers can download the App. called ''utsonmobile'' on Google Play store as well as Apple Store and install and open this App., duly registering their details like any other App. Payments can be made using R-wallet, Railways' own exclusive e-payment wallet which is made available free with no service charges. R-wallet can be topped up at any Booking Office counter or on Internet through www.irctc.co.in The paperless UTS ticketing on Mobile facility is available for travel from stations of Southern Railway from 14th April. It was earlier available at Chennai suburban area only. This service is expected to benefit over 2 million passengers of unreserved tickets on Southern Railway everyday. With this facility, the customers, particularly in the morning and evening rush hours, can say goodbye to wasting upto 5-30 mts. at Booking Office Counters. Tickets can now be booked from places upto 5 kms. from the railway station and the booked tickets are automatically downloaded on the mobile phones, which will serve as Authority to Travel. No print outs are necessary. This ticket cannot be transferred from phone to phone as SMS or otherwise.
Using a facility called 'geo-fencing', Railways have prevented booking mobile tickets in railway premises including Platforms and on trains. This helps to prevent ticketless travellers from booking tickets when they see ticket checking staff on trains or station premises.
This new facility is expected to provide a major convenience to Railways' unreserved customers who make up more than 91% of the total passengers carried annually. Railways also provide a 24 hour help desk at No.044-25351621 and E-Mail at utsonmobile_che@cris.org.in for queries related to paperless ticket booking and its payments. Self help guide assistance is available at website utsonmobile.indianrail.gov.in.

Child Care Leave (CCL) - Clarification : Department of Posts

KVS recruitment 2018: Apply for 5,193 vice-principal, PGT, TGT, head master posts at kvsangathan.nic.in

KVS recruitment 2018: All those who are interested in applying should possess BEd qualification. Those may apply for these positions at the official website - kvsangathan.nic.in. No offline applications will be accepted for the Kendriya Vidyalaya recruitment


KVS recruitment 2018: The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has released a recruitment notification, inviting applications for the positions of vice-principal, PGT, TGT and headmaster through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) 2018. For all the available posts, BE d will be the minimum qualification required. Those who wish to apply may do so at the official website — kvsangathan.nic.in. No offline applications will be accepted. The LDE examination date will be announced later. The candidature of the applicants may be cancelled anytime, if the details provided by them are found to be fake/incorrect.
KVS conducted the recruitment examination in February for various non-teaching posts such as officer’s cadre, librarian etc. The examination was conducted in online mode from February 19 to 23 and on 26. Last year, the Ministry of Human Resource Development had decided to rank its over 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV), a first-of-its-kind initiative by the government, with an aim at improving the institutes through holding a competition among them, sources said.

KVS recruitment 2018: Vacancy details

Total posts: 5,193
Designation
Vice Principal
PGT – Hindi, English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, History, Geography, Economics
TGT – Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Science/Biology, Mathematics, Social Science
Head Master

KVS recruitment 2018: Eligibility criteria

Educational qualification:
Vice Principal: Aspirants should have pursued post graduation/should be holding a master’s degree. They should possess five years of PGT experience
PGT: Aspirants should have pursued post graduation/should be holding a master’s degree. They should have been TGT with three years of regular service in KVS with 50 per cent marks and above in the subject concerned in MA/M Sc.
TGT: Aspirants should have studied the relevant subject he/she is applying for.
Head Master: Aspirants should be PRT with atleast five years of regular service in KVS.

KVS recruitment 2018: Important dates

Activation of online link for LDE: April 11
Last date for filling and submitting online application by the reporting officer: April 25
Last date for receiving certified hard copy of the generated list of the candidates by KVS (RO): May 1
About KVS
Registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860), the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan carries out the responsibility of providing, establishing, endowing, maintaining, controlling and managing the central schools (Kendriya Vidyalayas) located all across India and abroad.