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Meeting with Secretary, Pension: Feedback by Confederation

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS. First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building New Delhi. 110 001 Dated: 30th May, 2013.
Dear Comrade,

A meeting of the representatives of Staff Side National Council with Secretary, Pension AR & PG on pensionary matters was held on 28.5.2013. Staff Side was represented by S/ Shri S.G. Mishra and Rakhal Das Gupta (AIRF), Guman Singh (NFIR) and K.K.N.kutty and S.K.Vyas (Confederation): Old ItemsThe following issues have been discussed

1.      Ex-gratia Payment to SRPF / CPF beneficiaries who had voluntarily retired or medically invalidated. It has been decided to implement the Kerala High Court judgment in general and extend the benefit of exgratia payment to the meagre number of pre 1986 optees who retired voluntarily or on medical invalidation after rendering 20 years of service. The enabling orders are to be issued shortly.

90% DA from July 2013 confirmed after April, 2013 AICPIN

According the press release the All-India CPI-IW for April, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 226 (two hundred and twenty six).  This two point increase confirmed 10% increase in Dearness Allowance from July, 2013 as already expected on this site click here to see.  Therefore DA from July, 2013 will be 90% and will be announced in September or October in this year.  It is also more clear from following table:-

Expect-
ationIncrease/
Decrease
IndexMonthBase
Year
2001
= 100Total
of 12
MonthsTwelve
monthly
Average% increase
over 115.76
for   DADA
announced
or will be
announced1Nov-122182490207.5079.25%80%1Dec-122192512209.3380.83%2Jan-132212535211.2582.49%82%2Feb-132232559213.2584.22%84%1Mar-132242582215.1785.87%85%

Union government wants retirement age 62

Union government wants retirement age 62: Rediff News

The Union Government is seriously considering raising the retirement age to 62 for Central Government employees. Obviously, if the Congress announces this before the Lok Sabha polls, it could expect a sizeable vote share. North Block, which houses the Union Ministry of Finance would be more than happy to have 62 years as the retirement age because for next two years the pension funds can accumulate. The UPA2 also wants to put the next government in fiscal tight spot, or what is called the War Room effect of the AICC.

Source: www.news.rediff.com
[http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2013/may/27/union-government-wants-retirement-age-62/bb31a983bae7063849ed4600a9e9ffbd]

Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS)

1(7)/DCPS(NPS)/2009/TA/A/295 MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS 7TH FLOOR, LOK NAYAK BHAWAN NEW DELHI
Corrigendum Dated: 27.5.2013 Sub: Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS)
Reference is invited to this office OM No. 1(7)/ DCPS (NPS)/2009/TA/221 dated 02.7.2009 on the above mentioned subject. The existing para No. 3(xix) of the above OM has been substituted by the following:-

Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-reg

No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training North Block, New Delhi, Dated: the 27th May, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-reg.             The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department's office memorandum No. 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 8th September, 1993 which, inter-alia, provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs. 1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the creamy layer and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes. The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was .subsequently raised to Rs. 2.5 lakh and Rs. 4.5 lakh and accordingly the expression "Rs. 1 lakh&quo…

Grant of Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1 1.2013

F.No.42/13/2012-P&PW(G) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003 Date: 24th May, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1 1.2013.In continuation of this Department’s OM No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 25th October, 2012, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2013 to the following :
(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs.600/- p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 166% w.e.f. 1.1.2013.
(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled …

ANOMALIES IN SALARY: Govt. reply in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 6815 ANSWERED ON 08.05.2013 ANOMALIES IN SALARY6815 . Kunwar REWATI RAMAN SINGH Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether salary anomalies that have arisen on account of the sixth pay commission have not so far been resolved completely; (b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and (c) the steps taken by the Government in this regard?
ANSWER

Grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale - OM dated 19.3.2012 - clarification regarding

संख्या/No. 1/1/2008-IC भारत सरकार/Government of India वित्त मंत्रालय/Ministry of Finance व्यय विभाग/Department of Expenditure North Block, New Delhi Dated the 22nd May, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale - OM dated 19.3.2012 - clarification regarding. The undersigned is directed to invite a reference to this Ministry's Office Memorandum of even no. dated 19.3.2012 which provides that those Central Government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006, may be granted one increment as on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and, thereafter, will get the next, increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006.

Confederation Circular No. 2 about meeting with Secretary (Pension)

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS. Conf/ 2 /2013                                                                                        
Dated: 22nd May,, 2013.
Dear Comrade,

The National Conference of Confederation held at Kolkata from 4th to 6th May, 2013 had directed he Secretariat to pursue the efforts to have a joint platform for struggles along with the Railways and Defence Federations. As a step towards that end, a meeting with the General Secretary of the All India Railway- men Federation has been arranged to take place on 28th inst.  We shall convey to you the outcome of the discussions on 28th.

DEMANDS OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: LOK SABHA Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 6670
ANSWERED ON 08.05.2013 DEMANDS OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES6670 . Shri RAKESH SINGH

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:- (a) whether the Government has considered various demands of the Central Government employees and if so, the details thereof; (b) whether the Government has held discussions with the Trade Unions and other organisations before the Nation wide strike; (c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; (d) whether the Government proposes to consider the demands in the interest of employees; and (e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

Merger of 50% DA in Basic Pay: Govt. reply in Rajya Sabha

1.  Unstarred Question: No. 4384 - Dearness Allowance as Dearness Pay GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF  FINANCE RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-4384 ANSWERED ON-07.05.2013 Dearness Allowance as Dearness Pay 4384 .SARDAR BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR
(a) whether the earlier Pay Commissions for Central Government Employees had recommended that a certain percentage of Dearness Allowance to be treated as Dearness Pay;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) by when the salaried class as well as pensioners are likely to be benefited so as to overcome the hardship being faced by them to maintain their day-to-day household expenses?

CGHS , Delhi & NCR: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics) and diagnostic centres on 17th May, 2013

No: S.11045/23/2013-CGHS D.11/HEC/CGHS(P) Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Department of Health & Family Welfare Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan New Delhi 110108 dated the 17th May, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics) and diagnostic centres under CGHS , Delhi & NCR          In continuation of this Ministry's Office Memorandum of even no. dated 30.4.2013 on the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to convey that in addition to the list of the hospitals (including dental clinics), diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres already empanelled, the hospitals (including dental clinics), diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres as per the list attached have also been empanelled under the continuous empanelment scheme under CGHS in Delhi & NCR. The newly empanelled hospitals (including dental clinics), diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres may be treated as included in the e…

Revised Software (e-revision utility) for processing of pre-2006 pension cases in accordance with O.M No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28th January, 2013 issued by Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare.

No. CPAO/E-REVISION/PRE-2006/ (25)/2013-14 Central Pension Accounting Office Department of Expenditure Ministry of Finance Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place New Delhi-110066 09.05.2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub: Revised Software (e-revision utility) for processing of pre-2006 pension cases in accordance with O.M No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28th January, 2013 issued by Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare.In pursuance of Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 regarding stepping up the pension of the pensioners of pre-2006 up to 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired (effective date of payment of enhanced pension/family pension is 24/09/2012), necessary changes in e-Revision e-filing utility have been made.

Trade Union Strike on 21st & 22nd Feb impact: Next meeting on 22nd May

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS LOK SABHA UNSTARREDQUESTION NO 6472
ANSWERED ON  07.05.2013 TRADE UNION STRIKE6472 .Shri BHARTRUHARI MAHTAB
SANJAY SHAMRAO DHOTRE
Will the Minister ofHOME AFFAIRSbe pleased to state:-

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IN THE 24TH ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HELD AT Kolkata FROM 4th MAY to 6th MAY 2013

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IN THE 24TH ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HELD AT Kolkata FROM 4th MAY to 6th MAY 2013.
I. Resolutions moved by the Presidium:
Following Resolutions was moved by the Presidium:
Resolution on Food Security – moved by Com. Duraipandyan  Resolution on FDI – moved by Com. Rajagopal  Resolution on Price Rise – moved by Com. Nageswara Rao  Resolution on Natural Resources – moved by Com. M.S. Raja  Resolution on women atrocities – moved by Com. KV Sridharan  Resolution on FDI in Retail – moved by Com. K . Raghvendran  Resolution on Casual Laborers – moved by Com. K.K.N.Kutty  Resolution on GDS – moved by Com. K. Raghvendran  Resolution on uniforms & stitching charges – moved by Com. Raghavendran  Resolution functioning of JCM – moved by Com. Vrighu Battacharjee  Resolution on appointing 7th Central Pay Commission- moved by Com. Jayaraj KV  Resolution on merger of 50% of DA for all Govt. employees – including GDS Staff – moved by …

Frequently Asked Question(FAQ) on Pension, Family Pension related rules for Central Civil Pensioners

1.Which rules Govern Pension?Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,1972.2.Who is the Pension Sanctioning Authority?The Head of Office in the Ministry/Department/Office where a Government servant last served is the pension sanctioning authority.3.What should a Government servant do to claim his pension?The Head of Office is required to undertake the work of preparation of pension papers in Form No. 7 of Pension Rules two years before the date on which a Government servant is due to retire on superannuation. Eight months prior to the retirement date, a Government servant is required to furnish certain information (e.g. joint photo with spouse, family details, name of the branch of the authorised bank through which he desires to draw his pension etc.) to his Head of Office in the prescribed Form No. 5. After complying with the requirements of CCS Pension Rules 59 & 60, the Head of Office has to forward to the Pay & Accounts Officer Form 5 and Form 7 duly completed with a coverin…

Gratuity Pay under New Pension System

Ministry of Finance 03-May, 2013 Gratuity Pay under New Pension SystemDeath-cum-Retirement Gratuity is paid to Central Government employees under New  Pension System (NPS) as it is paid under the old pension scheme. The monthly annuity under the New Pension System (NPS) is only a replacement of pension on retirement and family pension of death after retirement. The benefits of Death cum Retirement Gratuity (DCRG) and pension/family pension have been provisionally allowed,  vide the Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare No. 38/41/06-P & PW(A) dated 5.5.2009 in respect of Central Government servants covered under NPS in cases where a Government Servant is retired on invalidation/disability and in the case of death of a Government servant in service on the same rates as are applicable under the old pension scheme Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. The retirement gratuity is payable to the retiring Government servant. A minimum of 5 years’ qualify…

Impact of Google’s Mapathon on Security

OVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4677
ANSWERED ON  23.04.2013 IMPACT OF MAPATHON ON SECURITY 4677 . Shri R. THAMARAISELVAN
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether it is true that Mapathon 2013 by Google`s map is likely to jeopardize national security;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the reaction of the Government thereto?

ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI R.P.N. SINGH)

Promotion Order: UDC to Assistant

Order vide SG’s No. सी-3431/1354(सहायक/एच.सी.) dated 29.04.2013Sl. No.NamePresent PostingNew Posting1.Smt. Shakuntala SahooOGDC, BhubaneshwarBihar GDC, Patna2.Shri P. JayashreeKGDC, BangaloreK&L GDC, Trivandrum3.Shri R.S. RawatS(Air) & DGDC, New DelhiG&RB, Dehra Dun4.Shri D. ChatterjeeWB&S GDC, KolkataBihar GDC, Patna5.Shri R.S. KathetSGO, Dehra DunSGO, Dehra Dun6.Shri N.K. NarulaSGO, Dehra DunJ&K GDC, Jammu7.Shri Manohar Lal NautiyalG&RB, Dehra DunJ&K GDC, JammuTo get order’s copy click here

Promotion Order: LDC to UDC – Result of LDCE

Promotion Order vide SG’s No. स्था02-7624/725 ट्रिग एल.डी.सी.ई.(संग्रह 12) dated 23.04.2013Sl. No.NamePresent OfficeNew Office1.Shri Ved Prakash GoutamM P GDC, JabalpurGDD GDC, Gandhi Nagar2.Shri Subhesh KumarJ&K GDC, JammuJ&K GDC, Jammu3.Shri Sooraj R.K&LGDC, ThiruvananthapuramK&L GDC, Thiruvanathapuram4.Shri Robin Kom (ST)M&AP GDC, ShillongTMM GDC, Silchar5.Md. Shabbar Ali TayabCentral Zone, JabalpurK&L GDC, Thiruvananthpuram6.Shri Shailendra KumarM&G GDC, PuneM&G GDC, Pune7.Shri Amit Kumar VermaSGO, Dehra DunSGO, Dehra Dun8.Shri Amitab (SC)East UP GDC, LucknowGDD GDC, Gandhinagar9.Shri Vipin GhildiyalSGO, Dehra DunSGO Dehra Dun10.Shri Naveen KumarEast UP GDC, LucknowChhatisgarh GDC, Raipur11.Shri Sikander SinghNZ, ChandigarhJ&K GDC, JammuGet Order’s copy click here

Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eve care centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS, DELHI & NCR

No: S.11045/23/2013-CGHS D.II/HEC/CGHS(P) Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Department of Health & Family Welfare Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan New Delhi 110 108 dated the 30th April, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eve care centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS, DELHI & NCR The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX)dated 14.02.2013, vide which the `Continuous Empanelment Scheme' for private hospitals and diagnostic centres under CGHS was revived with a view to empanel more such facilities for the CGHS beneficiaries. Accordingly, after following the due process, a list of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres), diagnostic centres and imaging centres has been finalised as per the terms and conditions laid down in the O.M. referred to above as well as si…

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2013.

F. No.42/13/2012-P&PW(G)
Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date: 2nd May, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2013.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 4th October, 2012 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 72% to 80% w.e.f. 1st January, 2013.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma …

Issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners —reg.

No.41/21/2000-P&PW (D) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS (DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS' WELFARE) 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan New Delhi-110 003. Dated the 30th April, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub:- Issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners —reg.The undersigned is directed to say that instructions were issued vide this Department OM No.41/21/2000 dated 16/11/2000 for issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners (copy enclosed).
Representations have been received in this Department that some departments are not issuing the pensioners' Identity Cards in accordance with the above instructions.
All Departments/Ministries in the Govt. of India are requested to issue suitable instructions to the offices under their control to issue Identity Cards to Pensioners in accordance with the instructions issued in this Department OM No.41/21/2000-P&PW(D) dated 16/11/2000.

Seniority of officers holding posts/grades in grades merged in pursuance of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission - DoPT Order

No. 20020/4/2010-Estt. (D) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) North Block, New Delhi Dated the 30th April , 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject : Seniority of officers holding posts/grades in grades merged in pursuance of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department's O.M of even number dated 13.09.2012 which laid down guidelines to be followed in determination of seniority of grade(s) merged in pursuance to recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission.
2. The erstwhile Group `D' (now merged MTS Grade) having different designation as sanctioned in different Ministries/Departments had following pay scale(s):

Expected DA from July, 2013 likely to be 90% after AICPIN of March, 2013

According the press release the the All-India CPI-IW for March, 2013 rose by 1 point and pegged at 224 (two hundred and twenty four).  This one point increase showing again showing confirm 9% increase in Dearness Allowance from July, 2013 same as last months' expectation.  But this months increase in AICPIN also increased the chances for DA hike from July, 2013 to be 10%.  Therefore Expected DA from July, 2013 may be 90% .  It is also more clear from following table:-

Expect-ationIncrease/ Decrease IndexMonthBase Year 2001 = 100Total of 12 MonthsTwelve monthly Average% increase over 115.76 for DADA announced or will be announced1Nov-122182490207.5079.25%
80%1Dec-122192512209.3380.83%2Jan-132212535211.2582.49%82%2Feb-132232559213.2584.22%84%1Mar-132242582215.1785.87%85%

Revision of pension of Pre-2006: Delhi High Court dismissed W.P.(C) 1535/2012 filed by GOI against PCAT Judgement dated 01.11.2011

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI

Date of Decision: April 29, 2013 W.P.(C) 1535/2012 UNION OF INDIA & ANR .....Petitioners Represented by: Mr.Rajeeve Mehra, ASG with
Mr.Ruchir Mishra and Mr.Ashish
Virmani, Advocates versus CENTRAL GOVT. SAG & ORS ..... Respondents Represented by: Mr.Nidhesh Gupta, Sr.Advocate
with Mr.M.K.Ghosh and Mr.Tarun
Gupta, Advocates

New Pension Scheme: Axis bank will be new Trustee Bank w.e.f. 1st July, 2013

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PFRDA/2013/10/CRTB/1
30th April, 2013 To
All Central Government Ministries & State Governments All PrAOs / PAOs / DTAs / DTOs
All POPs / POP-SPs I Aggregators / Corporates All PFMs / ASPs

Dear Sir / Madam,
Subject: Appointment of new Trustee Bank (TB) under National Pension System (NIPS) - reg.1. All the offices are hereby informed that Axis Bank has been appointed as a new Trustee Bank in place of Bank of India (the current Trustee Bank) for National Pension System (NPS) with effect from 1st July, 2013.
2. Accordingly, all NPS related funds are to be remitted to the designated accounts of Axis Bank from 1st July, 2013. The Offices shall continue to remit funds to the designated NPS Trust accounts being maintained with the current Trustee Bank, i.e., Bank of India till 30th June, 2013.