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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cabinet approves revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts

22-November, 2017 15:54 IST
Cabinet approves revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances, pension etc. of the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts and retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. It follows the implementation of recommendations of the 7thCentral Pay Commission in respect of Civil Servants.
The approval will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws viz. Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954, which govern the salaries of Chief Justice of India (CJI), Judges of Supreme Court of India, Chief Justices and all Judges of High Courts.
The increase in the salary and allowances etc. will benefit 31 Judges of Supreme Court of India (including the CJI) and 1079 Judges(including the Chief Justices) of High Courts. Besides, approximately 2500 retired Judges will also be benefited on account of revision of pension/gratuity etc.
Arrears on account of revised salaries, gratuity, pension and family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 will be paid as one time lump sum payment.
Salaries, gratuity, pension, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court are governed by the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958. Salaries etc. of Judges of High Courts are governed by High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954. An amendment in the Acts is required whenever there is any proposal for revision of salaries/pension gratuity, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. Therefore, Government proposes to move a Bill in the Parliament in the ensuing Session for amendment in the relevant Acts for giving effect to the revision of salaries and allowances.
Source : PIB

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Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance) - decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Flight Charge Certificate Allowance) - decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Surrender of PLI/RPLI Polices : Clarification

Surrender of PLI/RPLI Polices : Clarification

Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees in Department of Posts

No.25-04/2012-PE-I (Vol.II)
Government of lndia
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 10th November, 2017
All Heads of Circles,

Subject: Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees in Department of Posts.

The Cadre Restructuring Order of Group ‘C’ employees was issued vide this office letter of even number dated 27.05.2016. Later on, some Circles requested for further clarification, which were issued vide this office letter of even number dated 11.11.2016. However, Circles still faced with problems while implementing the orders.
2. Issues like norms for allotment of number of LSG posts, instructions for identification of surplus LSG posts other than C and B class POs, identification of HSG-I (NFG) posts, divisionalisation of LSG Cadre, relaxation of minimum qualifying service for promotion to HSG-II and HSG-I and date of effect of the orders etc. needed further clarification.
3. Therefore, on representation of various Staff Unions to the Secretary (Posts) regarding the issues arising out of implementation of Cadre Restructuring, a Committee was constituted vide Office Order of even number dated 09.06.2017, under the Chairmanship of Sh. Charles Lobo, CPMG Karnataka Circle and DDG (Estt), PMG (M&BD), Chennai and PMG, Pune Region as its members to examine all such issues. The Committee after thorough consultation, including one with the staff representatives, submitted its report on 22.09.2017.
4. The recommendations of the Committee, as accepted by the Competent Authority, are as under:-
4.1 Uniform Guidelines for identifying the surplus LSG posts other than Single Handed and Double Handed (C and B Class) Post Offices:
(i) Treasurer posts should not be identified for upgradation as Treasurer posts are PA posts with special cash handling allowance.
(ii) The posts of System Administrator, Marketing Executive, DO (PLI) etc. are not cadre specific posts. Therefore, any suitable official can be deployed against these posts.
(iii) As per the Recruitment Rules, the PAs of Foreign Posts are recruited separately and trained for Foreign Post. But on promotion to LSG they are transferable to other LSG posts on postal side and vice versa. Hence extending the benefit of cadre restructuring to officials of Foreign Post in LSG and above cadres is in order as far as foreign post is concerned. Only Mumbai Foreign Post is treated as separate Foreign Post unit.
(iv) The present cadre restructuring order is not applicable to RLO. Hence RLO staff should not be included in cadre restructuring.
(v) After upgrading C and 8 class SPM posts to LSG remaining LSG posts allotted to the Circle can be utilized as per functional requirement. The officials occupying these restructured LSG posts will have either or both supervisory and operative responsibilities as per allocation ofwork by competent authority.
(vi) The SPMs posts of C and B class post offices are upgraded to LSG without following the LSG norm of 5:1. Therefore, it is not practicable to prescribe the norm for other restructured LSG posts. Number of posts to be created in each office will be as per functional requirement.
(vii) Accountants are Postal Assistants only who have passed the PO & RMS Accountants examination. They are eligible for promotion as per Recruitment Rules. Norm based LSG accountants posts can be upgraded to HSG II within the number of posts allotted to the circle.
(viii) The post of Accountant in Divisional Office can be upgraded to LSG. If there is more than one post of Accountant in HPOs, some may be upgraded to LSG while leaving some others for time scale Accountants.
(ix) More Posts may be identified in bigger offices like HPOs and MDGs. It is not possible to specify the number of posts as the staff strength and functional requirements vary from office to office. Thereafter PM Grade-III/HSG I pre restructured HPOs may be given preference for creation of posts. PM Grade II/HSG II HPOs, PM Grade III/HSG I MDG, PM Grade II/ HSG II SO/MDG, (all pre restructured) may be preferred for creation of posts in that order based on functional requirement. Circles should ensure that the posts are not disproportionately concentrated in a few offices/cities.
(x) In charge CPC, Foreign post (except Mumbai Foreign Post), PSD and CSD or other offices can be considered for upgradation of posts to LSG.
(xi) If Circles are left with surplus LSG posts, then limited number of posts in Divisional Office and important delivery offices may be identified for upgradation.
(xii) All the posts of SPMs in B and C class offices should be upgraded to LSG and all LSG norm based and A class offices should be upgraded to HSG II as a result of the implementation of the orders.
4.2 Identification of NFG posts in HSG I: Only 10 percent of HSG I posts i.e. 235 posts have been approved for NFG scale. Therefore it is not possible to promote all HSG I officials who are completing 2 years of service in HSG I. Although there is need to identify these posts for promotion from HSG l, in order to avoid inconvenience to staff in the initial stage and purely as a temporary measure, the officials can be given NFG on the basis of seniority wherever they are posted in HSG l by upgrading the HSG I post to NFG and simultaneously downgrading the NFC position to HSG-I elsewhere. In due course of time the posts need to be identified.
4.3 LSG Cadre: The Committee examined the issue of Divisionalization of LSG Cadre. The Committee observed that there are some mofussil Divisions which have more B and C class offices now upgraded to LSG but are having very less HSG II and HSG I offices. On the other hand there will be city Divisions where the number of B and C class post offices now upgraded to LSG are very less. Divisionalization will provide less opportunity for staff of these divisions to get LSG promotion and in turn affect their HSG promotions. The Divisionalization will create promotional disparity between employees in different Divisions. Therefore, the Committee’s recommendation not to Divisionalize LSG cadre has been accepted. It will remain a circle cadre. However, for better management of transfer and postings and to minimize inconvenience to the staff, Circle would allot officials to Regions for further allotment to Divisions, which in turn shall issue the posting orders in case. of the LSG officials and rotational transfer orders thereafter till such time that they remain allotted to that Division by the Region. At any time the Circle or Region may allot these LSG officials to any other Region or Division respectively.
4.4 Revision of Leave Reserve (LR) strength consequent upon upgradation to LSG. It has been observed that consequent on cadre restructuring the LR strength would be considerably reduced. The Committee observed that the postmaster in restructured LSG grade working in B and C class offices have to do operative work. Similarly restructured LSG PAs in other post offices have to do operative/supervisory work. Therefore, the Committee’s recommendation that considering the PA strength and the restructured LSG strength for calculation of LR strength will be in order, has been accepted.
4.5 Date of Effect of the Orders and completion of restructuring: For the sake of uniformity, the promotion will be effective from the date of issue of the original order dated 27.05.2016 as per existing instructions on the subject. It will be applicable to all eligible officials including those who were in service but now retired.
5. The rationalization of posts, as recommended by the Committee and accepted by the Competent Authority, is attached as Annexure-I.
6. In view of the above, all the Circles are requested to take immediate necessary action to implement the Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees, keeping in view the above instructions without any further delay. All attempts should be made to complete the exercise of conducting DPCs by 31.12.2017 and the whole exercise, including transfer/posting Orders, must be completed by 31.01.2018.
Yours faithfully
(Tarun Mittal)
Asstt. Director General (PE-I)

Authority: cept.gov.in


Government has classified Posts of Central Government Employees after 7th Pay Commission

Classification of Post in 7th CPC – Gazette Notification

(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi, the 9th November, 2017
S.O. 3578 (E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution read with rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) number S.O. 2079(E), dated the 20th August, 2014, except as

respects things done or omitted to be done before such super-session, the President hereby directs that with effect from the date of publication of this Order in the Official Gazette, all civil posts except persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the Union, shall be classified as follows :-
Explanation – For the purpose of this Order, ‘Level’ in relation to a post means, the Level specified in third row of Part A of the Schedule to the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
[F. No. 11012/10/2016-Estt.A-III]

Post Office Passport Seva Kendra ( PSK ) proves to be a vital additional facility

The Post Office Passport Seva Kendra at Metagalli in Mysuru. 
It has processed 17,899 applications from residents of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar
India’s first Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK), established in Mysuru in January, has facilitated issuance of more than 15,000 passports so far.
The centre, inaugurated on January 25 along with a similar facility at Dahod in Gujarat on a pilot basis, has processed 17,899 applications from residents of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar districts.
A total of 15,091 applicants, or 84.31%, have received their passports. Of the remaining applications, 1,554 are awaiting police verification and 1,254 have been kept on hold on account of reasons such as non-submission of required documents, said Bharath Kumar Kuthati, Regional Passport Officer, Bengaluru.
The POPSK in Mysuru has simplified things for thousands of passport aspirants in the two districts, who would otherwise have to travel to one of the two PSKs in Bengaluru — on Lalbagh Main Road and on Marathahalli Outer Ring Road — to avail passport-related services.
Initially, the Regional Passport Office in Bengaluru released 100 appointments every day. However, owing to the huge rush and public interest, the number of appointments was increased to 130, Mr. Kuthati said. 
The number of no-shows so far is 4,123 — 18.72% of the applicants seeking appointment at the POPSK, he added.
While Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the private partner with whom the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is implementing the Passport Seva project, and the Department of Posts have deployed five persons each, the MEA has posted one official at the POPSK. 
The personnel check the documents and capture the applicant’s biometric details. The application is then forwarded to the RPO in Bengaluru, where the decision on granting passports is taken.
Even though the applications are processed at the POPSK, the passport will bear a statement that it was issued in Bengaluru, as there is no granting officer in Mysuru. The MEA is considering a proposal to post one in Mysuru.
Though the POPSK in Mysuru does not offer either Tatkal or walk-in appointments, applicants in Mysuru, in a case of emergency, can book an online appointment in any of the PSKs on Lalbagh Road, Marathahalli or Hubballi. “In deserving cases, on production of proof, applications under Tatkal can be processed and the passport issued on the same day,” Mr. Kuthati added.
Persons with grievances can contact the RPO, Bengaluru, on Twitter (@rpobengaluru), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/rpo.bangalore), email (rpo.bangalore@mea.gov.in), or telephone (080-25706100).
Forgot your documents? No need to worry
When Arman (name changed), a student at a private college in Mysuru, turned up for an appointment at the Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for renewal of his passport earlier this week, he was told that he had to produce the original copy of his Class 10 marks card — something in the possession of his college authorities.
He rushed to his college, requested the authorities for the original marks card, and returned to the POPSK with the document within a few hours to complete the formalities on the same day.
The POPSK in Mysuru is a major source of relief for scores of passport applicants who do not carry all the required documents for completing the process. Instead of being forced to reschedule their appointment, they are given a chance to bring the documents later on the same day.
“If I had gone to a PSK in Bengaluru, I would have had to reschedule the appointment and make another trip,” a relieved Mr. Arman told The Hindu.
While non-production of documents at PSKs often leads to rescheduling of appointment, the authorities at the POPSK in Mysuru process the application on the same day if the required documents are brought before closing hours. However, the POPSK in Mysuru does not have the facility to take photographs of applicants or make photocopies of the original documents. 
The applicants who turn up without photographs are advised to go to a nearby photography studio and get the job done. It is a similar case for those missing additional photocopies of documents. “We are acquiring IT and non-IT equipment for the POPSK. Once it is done, there will be no need for the applicant to carry [his or her] photographs,” said Bharath Kumar Kuthati, Regional Passport Officer, Bengaluru.
Source : http://www.thehindu.com/

Bunching benefit in 7th CPC

Are you eligible for getting Bunching benefit in 7th CPC ? Please see in enclosed table.
How to see the table ? Please follow this link for complete information about bunching stages in 7 th CPC.

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Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980-Table of Benefits for the saving fund for the period from 01.10.2017 to 31.12.2017 : Ministry of Finance

No Proposal Under Consideration to Withdraw Bank Chequebook Facility

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
23-November-2017 20:20 IST

No Proposal Under Consideration to Withdraw Bank Chequebook Facility
In a section of the media, it has appeared that there is a possibility that the Central Government may withdraw bank cheque book facility in the near future, with an intent to encourage digital transactions. It is denied that there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to withdraw bank cheque book facility. 

In this regard, it is emphasized that while the Government is committed to transform India into a less cash economy and promote digital and electronic transactions through multi-pronged initiatives, cheques are an integral part of the payments landscape, and form the backbone of trade and commerce, by being negotiable instruments, which often serve as the security for underlying trade transactions. 

In fact, the Union Finance Minister, in the Budget Speech 2017-18, had announced, “As we move faster on the path of digital transactions and cheque payments, we need to ensure that the payees of dishonoured cheques are able to realise the payments. Government is therefore considering the option of amending the Negotiable Instruments Act suitably.”

LDCE Examinations IP, PS Gr-B and others through online only: DoP

LDCE Examinations IP, PS Gr-B and others through online only: DoP

Rate of Bonus for Postal Life Insurance - Directorate

Click below link to download Rate of Bonus for PLI in DOP

1. Whole Life Insurance - Rs.85 /- per thousand of sum assured
2. Endowment Assurance - Rs.58/- per thousand of sum assured
3. Anticipated Endowment Assurance - Rs.53/- per thousand of sum assured
4. Convertible Whole life Policies - While life Bonus is applicable on conversion Endowment bonus will applicable.

Change of Holiday on account of Miladi-un-Nabi for All Central Govt Offices situated in Tamilnadu

Result of Direct Recruitment Examination of PA / SA - 2013 - 2014 declared

Please click below link to view the PA/SA Result on categorywise
Result of Direct Recruitment Examination of PA / SA - 2013 - 2014 announced. Please visit Maharashtra Postal Circle official website i.e. www.maharashtrapost.gov.in

Deputation (Duty) Allowance to Central Government Employees - Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission - DOPT Orders

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 24th November, 2017


Subject:- Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance - Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Regarding.

This Department’s OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 inter-alia provides for rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible to Central Government employees.

2. As provided in para 7 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July, 2016, the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all Allowances have been paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure.

3. The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary has since been issued as per the Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July 2017 of Department of Expenditure.

4. As mentioned at Sl.No.46 of the Appendix-II of the said Resolution dated 6th July 2017, the recommendation of the 7th CPC for enhancement of ceiling of Deputation (Duty) Allowance for civilians by 2.25 times has been accepted and this decision is effective from 1st July, 2017. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance and certain other conditions relating to grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be as under:-

The Deputation (Duty) Allowance admissible shall be at the following rates:

(a) In case of deputation within the same station the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 5% of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.4500 p.m.

(b) In case of deputation involving change of station, the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will be payable at the rate of 10% of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.9000 p.m.

(c) The ceilings will further rise by 25 percent each time Dearness Allowance increases by 50 percent.

(d) Basic Pay, from time to time, plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the basic pay in the apex level i.e. Rs. 2,25,000/-. In the case of Government servants receiving Non Practising Allowance, their basic pay plus Non-Practising Allowance plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the average of basic pay of the revised scale applicable to the Apex Level and the Level of the Cabinet Secretary i.e. Rs.2,37,500/-.

Note: 1 ‘Basic pay’ in the revised pay structure (the pay structure based on 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations) means the pay drawn by the deputationist, from time to time, in the prescribed Level, in Pay Matrix, of the post held by him substantively in the parent cadre, but does not include any other type of pay like personal pay, etc.

Note: 2 In cases where the basic pay in parent cadre has been upgraded on account of non-functional upgradation (NFU), Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP), Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG), etc., the upgraded basic pay under such upgradations shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance.

Note 3 In the case of a Proforma Promotion under Next Below Rule (NBR): If such a Proforma Promotion is in a Level of the Pay Matrix which is higher than that of the ex-cadre post, the basic pay under such Proforma Promotion shall not be taken into account for the purpose of Deputation (Duty) Allowance. However, if such a Proforma Promotion under NBR is in a Level of the pay matrix which is equal to or below that of the ex-cadre post, Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be admissible on the basic pay of the parent cadre post allowed under the proforma promotion, if opted by the deputationist.

Note 4 In case of Reverse Foreign Service, if the appointment is made to post whose pay structure and/ or Dearness Allowance (DA) pattern is dissimilar to that in the parent organisation, the option for electing to draw the basic pay in the parent cadre [alongwith the Deputation (Duty) Allowance thereon and the personal pay, if any] will not be available to such employee.

Note: 5 The term ‘same station’ for the purpose will be determined with reference to the station where the person was on duty before proceeding on deputation.

Note: 6 Where there is no change in the headquarters with reference to the last post held, the transfer should be treated as within the same station and when there is change in headquarters it would be treated as not in the same station. So far as places falling within the same urban agglomeration of the old headquarters are concerned, they would be treated as transfer within the same station.

5. Para 6.1 of this Department’s OM No.6/8/2009-Estt(Pay-II) dated 17.6.2010 stands amended to the above effect.

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

7. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017

(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DOPT

Mandatory submission of Aadhaar Number to POs by 31.12.2017