Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2016: Manohar Parrikar Pay tribute to Martyrs of Kargil war at Amar Jawan Jyoti By Kuldeep Mathur

New Delhi: Today Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Chief of Army, Navy and Air Force pay homage to Kargil war martyrs by laying a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate in Delhi.
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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Navy Vice Chief P Murugesan and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag also paid tributes to the martyrs on the 17th anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil war.
Over 500 Indian soldiers were martyred in the Kargil War. Several events are planed at army centers across India especially in Kargil War Memorial in Drass Sector in Leh-Ladakh to celebrate the Kargil victory and pay tribute to the martyrs.

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Army Chief Mr Dalbir Suhag had visited the Kargil War Memorial in Drass yesterday. He said that the armed forces will not let another Kargil.        Kargil Victory Day 2016 Vijay Diwas Poster Sms Messages Whatsapp Status The Kargil war began in May 1999 and it lasted for more than two months before Pakistani soldiers. They had occupied overlooking the Srinagar-Leh highway. But Indian soldiers made a protection wall on the highway in one night only to save himself from the firing of Pakistan.
KAS05:KASHMIR:MUSHKOH,INDIA,9JUL99 - Indian soldiers pose with their national tri-colour after they captured post number 4825 in Mushkoh July 9. India's army said that it had made substantial advances against infiltrators on its side of the military control line in the Kashmiri mountains, but intense fighting was still going on. The death toll in the battle on both sides had risen to nearly 1,000 since India launched its biggest offensive in Kashmir two months ago. (INDIA OUT NO ARCHIVE NO RESALES) kk/DIGITAL/Photo/Str REUTERSIn the Kargil War, the Indian Army lost 527 officers, soldiers and jawans. We salute our brave soldiers who die at the border to save India and its people.

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Manohar Parrikar: We have ensured borders are sealed; not many encounters these days

By:  | Published: July 26, 2016 12:06 PM

After playing homage to Kargil war heroes, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said, "We are doing our job properly. I don't think there are many encounters these days."




Manohar Parrikar, Manohar Parrikar Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar Kargil war, Manohar Parrikar ArmyManohar Parrikar said: As far as we are concerned, we have ensured the borders are kept sealed. No infiltration bid has been successful.
After playing homage to Kargil war heroes, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said, “We are doing our job properly. I don’t think there are many encounters these days.” “As far as we are concerned, we have ensured the borders are kept sealed. No infiltration bid has been successful,” Parrikar said. On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas several leaders including the Prime Minister have saluted the soldiers who laid down their lives for the country. PM Narendra Modiin a series of tweets said, “”We recall with pride, the firmness demonstrated by India’s political leadership in 1999, which ensured a decisive victory in Kargil.” “”India will never forget the fearlessness with which our courageous soldiers gave a befitting & unforgettable reply to the intruders,” he tweeted, adding, “On Kargil Vijay Diwas I bow to every valiant soldier who fought for India till the very last breath. Their heroic sacrifices inspire us.”
manohar parrikar, vijay diwas, kargil war, defence minister, amar jawan jyoti, operation vijay, kargil vijay divas, AN-32 aircraftDefence Minister Manohar Parrikar paying homage to Kargil war martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi (ANI photo)
Lt. General DS Hooda, the Northern Command Chief said, “We are much much prepared today, I can say with absolute confidence that Kargil-like situation won’t arise again.” “This year there have been more infiltration attempts as compared to last year,” he added. Meanwhile, four militants were today killed and another apprehended by security forces during an encounter in Naugam sector near the LoC in Kupwara district of Kashmir.
The 1999 Kargil war took place between India and Pakistan, between May-July. The conflict was triggered after Pakistani soldiers occupied key positions on the Indian side of the Line of Control in Kargil sector. The war officially came to an end on July 26, 2016.
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No Standardised Definition for One Rank One Pension Scheme: Arun Jaitley


No Standardised Definition for One Rank One Pension Scheme: Arun Jaitley
OROP has been a long-standing demand as far as defence forces are concerned.
NEW DELHI:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday that there was no "standardised definition" for the One Rank One Pension scheme for retired defence personnel, adding that the earlier "interpretation" for revision after every retirement was not viable. Mr Jaitley was responding in the Rajya Sabha to a question by Biju Janata Dal (BJD) member Anubhav Mohanty, who wanted to know why the definition of OROP had been changed.

"OROP has been a long-standing demand as far as defence forces are concerned. OROP did not have a standerdised definition as such there were different interpretations given," Mr Jaitley said. "After a detailed consultation between the government and the organisation of the retired defence personnel, the defence ministry came out with a proposal that was announced in 2015 which the government has committed itself to implement. Under that proposal, the revision takes place after every five years," he said.

"The impact of the definition as you are mentioning, it was the earlier interpretation that was given is at small periodic intervals when every employee retires, then you would have a situation where a large number of revision itself would take place which was financially not viable as far as the government is concerned."

The minister said government has the responsibility to spend on various areas, adding "defence forces certainly is one of our prime areas and after consultation this particular definition which has been given by the ministry has been implemented by the ministry."

Mr Jaitley also said that the pay commission for central government employees "meets" every 10 years. "Pay commission meets every 10 years, in case of armed forces it is five years and that is the decision the government has taken. This itself gives personnel certain advantage," he said.

On the one member judicial committee, the minister said he had asked for shift extension. Groups of former serviceman have been calling the five-year revision a distortion of the definition of OROP, and have approached the Supreme Court on the issue.

(SOURCE- NDTV)

KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS (26-7-1999) : WE SALUTE YOU SOLDIERS




Think of the day 26th July, for the Kargil war,1999.

527 Jawans, JCOs and Officers of the Indian Army laid down their lives during Ops Vijay which culminated this day! 

1367 men were grievously injured, The War was fought at heights over 18,000 feet, in the most inhospitable terrain, steep mountains. 

4 PVC's, 9 MVC's, 55Vr C's. 

Remember, Tiger Hill, Tololing Peak, Pts 4875, 4590, to name a few!

The Likes of Capts Vikram Batra, Manoj Pandey, Rajesh Adhikari made the supreme sacrifice at young age of 23! 
For them, the Nation was above Self.

Shed a Tear of pride, as we remember the fallen in all their glory, for our tomorrows. 

26th July: Kargil Vijay Divas, a Victory after severe costs

Jai Hind, Jai Jawan 🙏


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7TH CPC - MIN OF FINANCE REVISED PAY RULES, 2016 :ISSUED ON 25.7.2016

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ISSUED BY MINISTRY OF FINANCE ON 25.7.2016.


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7TH CPC Gazette Notification : MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Expenditure) RESOLUTION New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016

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MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)
RESOLUTION
New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016
No. 1-2/2016-IC.— The Seventh Central Pay Commission (Commission) was set up by the Government of India vide Resolution No. 1/1/2013-E.III (A), dated the 28th February, 2014. The period for submission of report by the Commission was extended upto 31st December, 2015 vide Resolution No. 1/1/2013-E.III(A), dated the 8th September, 2015. The Commission, on 19th November, 2015, submitted its Report on the matters covered in its Terms of Reference as specified in the aforesaid Resolution dated the 28th February, 2014.
2. The Government, after consideration, has decided to accept the recommendations of the Commission in respect of the categories of employees covered in its Terms of Reference contained in the aforesaid Resolution dated the 28th February, 2014 in the manner as specified hereinafter.
3. The Government has accepted the Commission’s recommendations on Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay Matrices and general recommendations on pay without any material alteration with the following exceptions in Defence Pay Matrix in order to maintain parity in pay with Central Armed Police Forces, namely :-
(i) the Index of Rationalisation of Level 13A (Brigadier) in Defence Pay Matrix may be revised upward from 2.57 to 2.67;
(ii) additional three stages in Levels 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), three stages inLevel 13 (Colonel) and two stages in Level 13A (Brigadier) may be added appropriately in the Defence Pay Matrix.
4.
(1) The Pay Matrix, in replacement of the Pay Bands and Grade Pays as in force immediately prior to the notification of this Resolution, shall be as specified in Annexure I in respect of civilian employees.
(2) With regard to fixation of pay of the employee in the new Pay Matrix as on 1st day of January, 2016, the existing pay (Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31st day of December, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The figure so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to employee’s Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay Scale in the new Pay Matrix. If a Cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate Level, that Cell shall be the revised pay; otherwise the next higher cell in that Level shall be the revised pay of the employee.
(3) After fixation of pay in the appropriate Level as specified in sub-paragraph (2) above, the subsequent increments in the Level shall be at the immediate next Cell in the Level.
5. There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July; provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.
6. The Commission’s recommendations and Government’s decision thereon with regard to revised pay structure for civilian employees of the Central Government and personnel of All India Services as specified at Annexure I and the consequent pay fixation therein as specified at Annexure II shall be effective from the 1st day of January, 2016. The arrears on this account shall be paid during the financial year 2016-2017.
7. The recommendations on Allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will be referred to a Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members. The Committee will submit its report within a period of four months.
Till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016.
8. The recommendations of the Commission relating to interest bearing Advances as well as interest free Advances have been accepted with the exception that interest free Advances for Medical Treatment, Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall be retained.
9. The recommendations of the Commission for increase in rates of monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) for various categories of employees has not been accepted. The existing rates of monthly contribution shall continue. Department of Expenditure and Department of Financial Services will work out a customised group insurance scheme for Central Government employees.
10. The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Commission on upgrading of posts except for those specified at Annexure III. The recommendations on upgradation specified at Annexure III will be separately examined by Department of Personnel and Training for taking a comprehensive view in the matter.
11. The Government has not accepted the recommendations of the Commission on downgrading of posts and normal replacement will be provided in such cases.
12. While revising the pay of Doctors in respect of whom Non Practicing Allowance is admissible and Railway employees in respect of whom Running Allowance is admissible, it will be ensured that the actual raise in pay at the time of initial fixation is about 14.29 percent as recommended by the Commission.
13. The pay of officers posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme will be protected and the difference in the pay will be given to them in the form of Personal Pay to be made effective from the date of notification.
14. Recommendations not relating to pay, pension and allowances and other administrative issues specific to Departments/Cadres/Posts will be examined by the Ministries/Departments concerned as per the Allocation of Business Rules or Transaction of Business Rules. Until a decision is taken by the Government on administrative issues pertaining to
(i) Non Functional Upgradation (NFU) presently admissible to the Indian Police Service/Indian Forest Service and Organised Group ‘A’ Services,
(ii) two years’ edge to Indian Administrative Service officers vis-a-vis other All India Services/Organised Group ‘A’ Services in empanelment under Central Staffing Scheme,
(iii) grant of two additional increments at Senior Time Scale, Junior Administrative Grade and Selection Grade to Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service at par with Indian Administrative Service and Indian Foreign Service
(iv) a uniform retirement age for all ranks in Central Armed Police Forces, where the Commission could not arrive at a consensus, status quo shall be maintained.
15. A Committee of Secretaries comprising Secretaries of Departments of Personnel and Training, Financial Services and Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare will be set up tosuggest measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System (NPS).
16. Anomalies Committees will be set up by Department of Personnel and Training to examine individual, post-specific and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of the Commission.
17. Regarding pay and related issues concerning All India Services, appropriate action will be taken by Department of Personnel and Training to give effect to the decisions on these matters as may be applicable to them.
18. The Government of India wishes to place on record their appreciation of the work done by the Commission.
ORDER
Ordered that this Resolution be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary.
Ordered that a copy of this Resolution be communicated to the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, State Governments, Administrations of Union Territories and all other concerned.
R.K. CHATURVEDI, Jt. Secy
Pay Matrix
ANNEXURE II
Statement showing the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Pay relating to Civilian employees in Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ and personnel of All India Services and Government’s decisions thereon.
I. Pay Fixation in revised Pay Structure:
Sl.No
Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1
Minimum pay in government with effect from01.01.2016 at Rs. 18000 per month (Para 4.2.13 of the Report)
Accepted
2
Pay Matrix comprising two dimensions havinghorizontal range in which each level corresponds to a “functional role in the hierarchy” with number assigned 1, 2, 3 and so on till 18 and “vertical range” denoting “pay progression”. These indicate the steps of annual financial progression (Para 5.1.21 of the Report)
Accepted
3
On recruitment, an employee joins at a particularlevel and progresses within the level as per thevertical range. The movement is usually on an annual basis, based on annual increments till the time of their next promotion. (Para 5.1.22 of the Report)
Accepted
4
The fitment factor of 2.57 to be applied uniformly for all employees. (Para 5.1.27 of the
Report)
Accepted
5
Pay of employees to be fixed in the revised PayStructure in the manner laid down in Paras 5.1.28 and 5.1.29 of the Report.
Accepted
6
In case of upgrading of posts recommended by the Commission, the pay may be fixed in revised Pay Structure in manner laid down in Para 5.1.30 of the Report.
Accepted. The recommendation regarding downgrading not accepted and, therefore, no occasion for fixation on downgrading of posts.
7
Pay of direct recruits will start at the minimum pay corresponding to the Level to which
recruitment is made, which will be the first cell of each Level in the Matrix (Para 5.1.32 of the Report)
Accepted
8
On promotion, pay of employees to be fixed in the manner laid down in Para 5.1.33 of the Report.
Accepted
II. Annual Increments:
Sl.No
Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1
The manner of drawal of annual increment to be as laid down in Para 5.1.53 of the Report.
Accepted
III.Modified Assured Carred Progression Scheme:
Sl.No
Recommendation of the seventh central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1
MACP will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay Matrix, the employee will move to immediate next Level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the Pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of Organised Group ‘A’ Services. (Para 5.1.44 of the Report)
Accepted
2
Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial ungrdation under MACPS to be enhanced from “Good” to “Very Good”. (Para 5.1.45 of the Report)
Accepted
3
Withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. (Para 5.1.46 of the Report)
Accepted
IV. Consolidated Pay Package in Regulatory Bodies:
Sl.No
Recommendation of the seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1
Consolidated pay package of Rs. 4,50,000 (Rupees Four Lakh and Fifty Thousand only) for Chairpersons of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Competition Commission of India, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority, and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Para No. 13.15 (i) of the Report)
Accepted
2
Consolidated pay package of Rs. 4,00,000 (Rupees Four Lakh only) for Members of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Competition Commission of India, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority, and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Para No. 13.15 (i) of the Report)
Accepted
3
Consolidated pay package in above cases to be raised by 25 percent as and when Dearness Allowance goes up by 50 percent. All other benefits, including Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance on tour etc., to be provided by the Regulatory Bodies as per their rules and regulations. (Para No. 13.15 (ii) of the Report)
Accepted
4
Normal replacement pay for existing Members of the remaining regulatory bodies set up under Acts of Parliament. (Para No. 13.15 (iii) of the Report)
Accepted
V. Dearness Allowance:
Sl.No
Recommendation of the seventh Central Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
1
Existing formula and methodology for calculating Dearness Allowance to continue
(Para 8.17.37 of the Report)
Accepted. The reference base for calculation of Dearness Allowance after coming into force of the revised Pay structure shall undergo change
accordingly and will be linked to the average index as on 01.01.2016.
Annexure III
List of cases of upgradation of posts recommended by seventh Central Pay Commission to be referred to Department of Personnel and Training
A (I). Upgradation other than Apex Level:
Sl.No
Name of Posts

(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
Present Grade Pay
Grade Pay recommended by seventh Central Pay Commission
1
Junior Radiographer of Andaman and
Nicobar Islands Administration (7.7.50)
2000
2800
2
Preservation Assistant, Botanical Survey of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (11.16.19)
2000
2400
3
Senior Technical Assistant (Survey), Ministry of Mines (11.29.15)
4200
4600
4
Senior Technical Assistant (Drawing), Ministry of Mines (11.29.15)
4200
4600
5
Technical Officer, Office of Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textile (11.49.9)
4200
4600
6
Assistant Director Grade-II (Technical), Ministry of Textile (11.49.9)
4600
4800
7
Assistant Accounts Officer, Finance Division of Defence, Ministry of Defence
(11.12.140)
4800
5400 )PB-2) on completion of 4 years service
8
Senior Section Officer (Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)
4800

9
Senior Travelling Inspector (Accounts),
Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)
4800

10
Senior Inspector (Store Accounts), Ministry of Railways (11.40.83)
4800

11
Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA), Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)
4200
4600
12
Chemical and Metallurgical Superintendent (CMS), Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)
4600
4800
13
Assistant Chemist and Metallurgist, Ministry of Railways (11.40.124)
4800
5400 (PB-2)
A(II). Up-gradation to Apex Scale:
Sl.No
Name Of Post
(Para No.of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
1
Director General (Indian Coast Guard) (11.12.27)
2
Director General, Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (11.47.9)
3
Vice President of Income Tax Tribunal, Department of Legal Affairs (11.27.27)
4
Head, National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi (14.21)
5
Head, National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune (14.21)
6
Head, Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington (14.21)
B. Cases recommended by Seventh Central Pay Commission in which no action is required:
Sl.No.
Name of Post
(Para No. of Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission)
Present Grade Pay
Grade Pay recommended by Seventh Central Pay Commission
Remarks
1
Agriculture Assistant, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
2400
2800
Posts do not exist
2
Gardner overseer, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
2400
2800

3
Group Level Worker, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (11.23.170)
2400
2800

4
ExtensionOfficer (Agriculture) Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (11.23.170)
2400
2800

5
Farm Manager Junior, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
(11.23.170)
2400
2800

6
Assistant Store Keeper, Indian Bureau of Mines
(11.29.24)
1900
2400
This post already exists in Grade pay 2400

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