Saturday, April 29, 2017

Committee on 7th CPC Allowances: Official Press Statement dated 28.04.2017

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Ministry of Finance
28-April, 2017 16:38 IST
The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. 
The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure),M/o Finance, Government of India and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as its Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as its Member Secretary.
The Committee was set-up in pursuance of the Union Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set-up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.
The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel.  As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations.
Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railway men, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors and Nurses etc.
The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set-up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. It may be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.
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7th पे कमीशन: लवासा समिति ने भत्तों पर रिपोर्ट सौंपी, इमपावर्ड कमिटी द्वारा रिव्यु के बाद कैबिनेट करेगा फैसला, जून 2017 से वेतन में लागू होने की सम्भावना बनी

नई दिल्ली 29अप्रैल: सांतवे वेतन आयोग द्वारा सिफारिश की गई 'भत्तो की जाँच के लिए गठित लवासा कमिटी' ने लगभग 10 महीने बीत जाने के बाद अपनी रिपोर्ट वितमंत्री अरुण जेटली को सौप दी है. हालांकि केंद्रीय कर्मचारी अभी भी वेतन वृद्धि एवं संशोधित भत्तो के लिए केबिनेट के फैसले का बहुत ही उत्सुकता से इंतजार कर रहे हैं.

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वित्तमंत्री अरुण जेटली को वित्त सचिव अशोक लवासा की अगुवाई वाली भत्तो की जाँच के लिए गठित "लवासा कमिटी' के रिपोर्ट सौपें जाने के बाद अब इस रिपोर्ट की समीक्षा इमपावर्ड कमिटी द्वारा की जायेगी और उसके बाद इसके ही मंत्रिमंडल के समक्ष रखा जाएगा. अशोक लवासा समिति का गठन पिछले साल जून में सरकार द्वारा सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशें लागू किए जाने के बाद किया गया था.


राष्ट्रीय संयुक्त कार्य परिषद (एनजेसीए) के प्रमुख श्री शिवगोपाल मिश्रा का कहना है, क‍ि वित्त मंत्रालय को अंतिम रिपोर्ट सौपें जाने के बाद अब अगली कवायद में कम से कम 15 दिन का समय लग सकता है. अर्थात मामले में अभी कम-से-कम 1 महीने की देरी है. ऐसा कहा जा सकता है की अगर अब सबकुछ सामान्य रहा तो जून, 2017 के वेतन में केंद्रीय कर्मचारी नए दर से भत्ते पा सकेंगे.

हाल में ही आई विभिन्न मीडिया रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, केंद्र सरकार जल्द ही लगभग 55 लाख पेंशनरों के लिए 5000 करोड़ पैकेज का एलान कर सकती है, लेकिन इधर भत्तो की जाँच के लिए गठित "लवासा कमिटी' के रिपोर्ट सौपें जाने के बाद अब देखना है की पहले कर्मचारी की या फिर पहले पेंशनर की झोली में सांतवे वेतन आयोग द्वारा सिफारिश की गई का लाभ मिलता है. 

वेतन समिति ने अभिनय, खजांची की सहायता, साइकिल, मसाला, उड़न दस्ता, हेयर कटिंग, राजभाषा, राजधानी, पोशाक, जूता, शॉर्टहैंड, साबुन, चश्मा, यूनिफार्म, सतर्कता और धुलाई जैसे भत्तों को समाप्त करने या उन्हें समाहित करने का सुक्षव दिया था. जेटली को रिपोर्ट सौंपने के बाद लवासा ने कहा कि समिति ने विभिन्न संबंधित पक्षों द्वारा दिए गए सुझावों पर ध्यान दिया है. 

वेतन आयोग ने 196 भत्तों में से 52 को पूरी तरह समाप्त करने और 36 अन्य को अन्य बड़े भत्तों में समाहित करने का सुक्षाव दिया था। ख़बरों के अनुसार लवासा समिति ने आवास किराया भत्ते (एचआरए) में 8 से 24 प्रतिशत की वद्धि का वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों को ही रखा है । हालांकि केंद्र सरकार ही सरकारी कर्मचारियों को संशोधित भत्तों के भुगतान की तारीख पर अंतिम फैसला करेगी. 

बता दें कि सातवें वेतन आयोग द्वारा केन्द्रीय कर्मचारियों को दिए जाने वाले कई भत्तों को लेकर असमंजस की स्थिति है। नरेंद्र मोदी सरकार ने 2016 में सातवें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों को मंजूरी दी थी और 1 जनवरी 2016 से 7वें वेतन आयोग की रिपोर्ट को लागू किया था। लेकिन, भत्तों के साथ कई मुद्दों पर असहमति होने की वजह से इन सिफारिशें पूरी तरह से लागू नहीं हो पाईं। अब जब अशोक लवासा समिति ने अपनी रिपोर्ट सरकार को सौंप दी है और जल्द ही वित्तमंत्री अरुण जेटली इस रिपोर्ट पर कोई अंतिम फैसला सरकार की ओर से ले लेंगे.

(Source - http://www.staffnews.in/2017/04/7th-cpc-allowances-approval-of-cabinet-after-empowered-committee-review.html )

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Friday, April 21, 2017

RS.5,000 CRORE PACKAGE FOR CENTRE'S PENSIONERS AFTER MCD POLLS

NEW DELHI: The government is set to clear a Rs 5,000 crore package for pensioners after Sunday’s municipal elections in the capital to address their concerns related to the award of the 7th pay commission for central government employees and seniors.
The revised pension will be taken up by the Union cabinet along with three-four issues related to the pay of central government employees, even as a committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa finalises its recommendations for allowances for government employees, including an increase in the house rent allowance (HRA). The panel is expected to submit its recommendations next week but there are indications that the change in allowances may not take place immediately.
“The revised pension scheme has been finalised and the government has postponed a decision due to the code of conduct for Delhi municipal elections. The cabinet may clear it next week,” said a source, who did not wish to be identified.
The pay panel had recommended an increment-linked pension formula along with the option for multiplying the pension based on the six pay commission’s recommendations by 2.57. To quickly implement the suggestions, the government opted for the second option as the increment-linked pension model was seen to be difficult to implement. This has created a situation where those who retired by December 31, 2015 are receiving a lower pension compared to someone who retired a month later. For instance, someone who retired as a secretary before January 2016 is getting a pension of Rs 1.02 lakh compared to Rs 1.12 lakh for someone who retired at the end of the month.
Now, the government is looking at two options — one is to move to a new “modified parity-plus” formula, which links the pension to the salary drawn by someone who is at the same rank. The other is a formula based on the multiple of the sixth pay commission-based pension. A sources said the factor of 2.57 is also being changed to make the pension more attractive. “Basically, there will be two options for a pensioner and the formula that ensures a higher payout to the seniors will be given,” explained a source.
(SOURCE- http://www.govemployees.in/2017/04/21/rs-5000-crore-package-for-centres-pensioners-after-mcd-polls/ )

MCD चुनावों के बाद पेंशनरों के लिए जारी होगा 5,000 करोड़ का पैकेज

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दिल्ली में रविवार को होने वाले एमसीडी चुनाव के बाद सरकार पेंशनरों के लिए 5,000 करोड़ रुपये के पैकेज को मंजूरी दे सकती है।सरकार 7वें पे कमिशन से जुड़ी चिंताओं को दूर करते हुए केंद्रीय कर्मचारियों और वरिष्ठ नागरिकों के लिए यह कदम उठाने की तैयारी में है। संशोधित पेंशन के मसले को केंद्रीय कैबिनेट के समक्ष पेश किया जाएगा, इसके अलावा केंद्रीय कर्मियों से जुड़े 3 से 4 अन्य मुद्दों पर भी चर्चा होगी। इससे पहले वित्त सचिव अशोक लवासा की अध्यक्षता वाली कमिटी भी सरकारी एंप्लॉयीज के लिए अलाउंसेज को मंजूरी दे चुकी है। इसमें हाउस रेंट अलाउंस में इजाफा भी शामिल है।

माना जा रहा है कि पैनल की ओर से अगले सप्ताह तक अपनी सिफारिशें सरकार को सौंपी जा सकती हैं। हालांकि इस बात के संकेत हैं कि अलाउंसेज में तत्काल कोई बदलाव नहीं होगा। नाम उजागर न करने की शर्त पर एक सूत्र ने बताया, 'पेंशन में संशोधन की स्कीम फाइनल की जा चुकी है, लेकिन एमसीडी चुनावों के चलते सरकार ने इसे स्थगित कर दिया है। कैबिनेट की ओर से अगले सप्ताह तक इसे मंजूरी दी जा सकती है।'

वेतन आयोग ने सरकार को इंक्रीमेंट लिंक्ड पेंशन फॉर्म्युला दिया था, इसके अलावा छठे पे कमिशन की सिफारिशों में 2.57 गुना इजाफे की बात कही थी। सरकार ने इसमें से दूसरे फॉर्म्युले को मंजूरी दी है। इसके तहत 31 दिसंबर, 2015 को रिटायर होने वाले शख्स को एक महीने बाद रिटायर होने वाले व्यक्ति की तुलना में कम पेंशन मिलेगी। मान लीजिए कोई एंप्लॉयी जनवरी 2016 से पहले सेक्रटरी के पद से रिटायर होता है तो उसे 1.02 लाख रुपये की पेंशन मिलेगी, लेकिन महीने के अंत में रिटायर होने वाले को 1.12 लाख रुपये मिलेंगे।

अब सरकार के पास दो विकल्प है- पहला है 'मोडिफाइड पैरिटी प्लस' फॉर्म्युला, जिसे एक ही रैंक के एंप्लॉयी द्वारा उठाई जा रही सैलरी से जोड़ा जाएगा। वहीं, दूसरा फॉर्म्युला छठे वेतन आयोग की पेंशन में 2.57 गुना इजाफे का है। सूत्र ने बताया कि पेंशन को लेकर फॉर्म्युले हैं, लेकिन जिससे पेंशनर्स को ज्यादा लाभ होगा, उसे मंजूर किया जाएगा।
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wishing Marshal of the Airforce Arjan Singh a very happy 98th birthday today. Salute Sir!



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MARSHAL OF THE IAF ARJAN SINGH

Birth: 15 Apr 1919 in Lyallpur (Faisalabad), Punjab, Pakistan
Indian IAF pilot (1939) and veteran of WW-II (DFC), he was the 6th Chief of Air Staff (1964-69) during the 1965 War and honoured with the Padma Vibhushan. He was later ambassador to Switzerland, and promoted to Marshal of the Air Force (2002).

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Note: Date of Birth is 15 April 1919 - indianairforce, bharat-rakshak, sikh-history; or 15 May 1919 - Wikipedia.


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Friday, April 14, 2017

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Issue of Pension Payment by Banks: New Checklist for audit of Systems and Controls for conduct of government banking

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA 
www.rbi.org.in
                                 RBI/2016-17/271                                  
 DGBA.GAD.No.2646/31.02.007/2016-17
                                                                                    April 7, 2017
All Agency Banks
Dear Sir/Madam,
Systems and Controls for conduct of government banking
Please refer to our Master Circulars DGBA.GAD.No.2/31.12.010/2015-16 dated July 1, 2015 on Conduct of Government Business by Agency Banks – Payment of Agency Commission and DGBA.GAD.No.H-1/31.05.001/2015-16 dated July 1, 2015 on Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks that, inter alia, deal with Systems and Controls in agency banks for conduct of government banking.
  1. In addition to existing instructions, agency banks may ensure that internal/concurrent audit at bank branches verifies whether government business is being conducted as per rules and regulations prescribed by government/RBI. Accordingly, the internal/concurrent audit at bank branches may also examine, among other things, various aspects of government banking such as agency commission claims and pension payments. A checklist may be provided to the inspecting officers/auditors, which may at a minimum include the items given in the Annex. Accordingly, Annex 2 of the Master Circular DGBA.GAD.No.H-1/31.05.001/2015-16 on Disbursement of Government Pension by Agency Banks dated July 1, 2015 stands withdrawn.
Yours faithfully,
(D. J. Babu)
Deputy General Manager
Annex
Checklist relating to government business for internal / concurrent audit
Part B: Pension related issues
Internal inspections should assess branch performance in servicing pensioner customers. In this regard, the following may be ensured:
  1. A specific questionnaire covering all aspects of pension payment may be devised for use during inspection of pension paying branches.
  2. Inspecting officers may also, during inspections, call up pensioners at random and enquire about their satisfaction with pension-related services.
  3. A detailed check-list relating to pension payments/government business may be given by banks to internal auditors/inspectors in order to adhere to the recommendations of the Prabhakar Rao Committee, constituted by the Government of India, relating to pension payments/government business.
These include the following:
(a) Whether there is delay in payment of pension, revision of pension, revision in dearness relief etc.
(b) Whether the branch manager has structured interaction with a cross section of pensioners serviced at the branch on quarterly basis, where the number of pensioners of all governments and departments exceeds a fixed number, say, 100 or 200.
(c) Whether nominations have been obtained for all pension accounts.
(d) Whether pension accounts have been converted into joint accounts wherever applicable.
(e) Whether the bank branch has an effective complaint redressal mechanism and the complaints of pensioners are attended promptly and their grievances redressed expeditiously.
(f) Whether the pension is credited to pensioner’s account during the last four working days of the month except for the month of March for which pension is to be credited on or after first working day of April.
(g) Whether the pension paying branch obtains Life Certificate/ Non-employment certificate/ Employment Certificate from the pensioners in the month of November every year.
(h) Whether pension paying branches deduct income tax at source from pension payments wherever applicable.
(i) Whether paper tokens in acknowledgement of cheques presented are invariably given by the tax collecting branches.
(j) Whether the challans are stamped giving bank’s BSR code and Challan Identification Number (CIN) clearly.
(k) Whether the stamped challans are kept in the custody of bank’s staff and handed over to the concerned tax payer only on production of the paper token.
(Source : Govtempdiaty / www.rbi.org )