Monday, April 23, 2018


COMMON MISTAKES BY PAOS IN PROCESSING OF REVISION OF PENSION UNDER 7TH CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II,BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHl-110066
PHONES:26174596,26174450,26174438
CPAO/1T&Tech/Revision(7th CPC)/19.Vol-III (D)/2017-18/12
19.04.2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Common mistakes by PAOs in processing of Revision of Pension under
            7th CPC .

7th CPC Pension Revision cases are to be settled in a time bound manner. This office is receiving more than 3000 pension revision cases on daily basis. However, it has been observed that about 5 to 10 percent cases are returned by this office to PAOS due to Various discrepancies. The reasons to return are indicated by this office in each case. To facilitate the PAOs, a list of common mistakes made by PAOs has been prepared and enclosed herewith at Annexure-A.

In view of above all the PAOs are requested to ensure that 7th CPC revision cases are sent correctly to CPAO to speed up the processing of the same in a time bound manner.
Encl: As above
(Md.Shahid Kamal Ansari)
Asstt. Controller of Accounts)
Ph No 011
26103074

ANNEXURE-A
1.    DATE OF DEATH OF PENSIONER NOT MENTIONED IN COLUMN 3(b. (FAMILY PENSION CASE)
2.    APPLICABILITY OF COMMUTED PENSION MAY BE CHECKED WHETHER ITIS APPLICABLE OR NOT.
3.    CLASS/CATEGORY OF PENSI0N UNDER COLUMN 1(g) MAY BE CHECKED.
4.    NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN UNDER COLUMN 3(e) MAY BE CHECKED.
5.    PAY/NOTIONAL PAY SHOWN IN COLUMN 3(e) ,DOES NOT MATCH WITH PAY FIXED UNDER 7th CPC AS SHOWN IN COLUMN 4(a).
6.    LEVEL AND INDEX UNDER COLUMN 4(a)MAY BE CHECKED.
7.    BASIC PENSI0N IS NOT MATCHING WITH THE LAST PAY DRAWN AS PER 7TH CPC.
8.    PAY MATRIX FOR LEVEL-13 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE TO REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF MINISTRY OF FINANCE (DEPTT OF EXPENDITURE) RESOLUTION DATED 16.05.2017
9.    PAY MATRIX FOR LEVEL 14 MAY BE CHECKED WITH REFERENCE T0 REVISED PAY MATRIX IN TERMS OF DEPTT.OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE OM DATED- 13.09.2017
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PRESCRIBES NEW NPS SUBSCRIBER REGISTRATION FORM: ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS 
            Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has been established by the Government of India for regulation and development of Pension Sector in order to protect the old age income security of subscribers. PFRDA takes various initiatives from time to time in order to simplify and improve the operational issues in National Pension System (NPS) like new functionality development under NPS architecture, simplification of account opening, withdrawal, grievance management etc. In this regard, it has been decided by the Authority to make bank account details and mobile no. mandatory to provide ease of operation for the benefit of subscribers and make the process of Exit from NPS hassle free.

             Further, in compliance with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act guidelines issued by the Government of India, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Central Registry of Securitization Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest (CERSAI) have been made mandatory for new as well as existing subscribers. These have been made mandatory in the new Common Subscriber Registration Form (CSRF) forms that are required to be filled in by the new subscribers. The existing subscribers have been provided the facility to submit online FATCA Self-Certification in their login (www.cra-nsdl.com or https://enps.karvy.com/Login/Login ). The information regarding the said functionality is also made available on Central Record-keeping Agency (CRA) websites. The steps to be followed by the subscriber to submit online FATCA self-certification are also mentioned on the website.

             It is to be ensured by the subscribers to fill the mandatory fields correctly and not leave them blank in order to avoid rejection of their forms.
 DSM/RM /AS

(Release ID :178804) (20.04.2018)
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पेंशन कोष नियामक एवं विकास प्राधिकरण ने नया एनपीएस सदस्य  पंजीकरण फॉर्म - अतिरिक्त अनिवार्य आवश्यकताएं निर्धारित कीं

      पेंशन क्षेत्र के नियमन और विकास के लिए भारत सरकार द्वारा पेंशन कोष नियामक एवं विकास प्राधिकरण (पीएफआरडीए) की स्थापना की गई हैताकि संबंधित सदस्योंस की वृद्धावस्था आय सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित की जा सके। राष्ट्रीय पेंशन प्रणाली (एनपीएस) में परिचालन संबंधी मुद्दों को आसान बनाने एवं संबंधित व्यलवस्थाप को बेहतर करने के उद्देश्यध से पीएफआरडीए की ओर से समय-समय पर विभिन्न पहल की जाती रही है। एनपीएस ढांचे के तहत नई कार्यक्षमता का विकासखाता खोलने एवं निकासी में आसानीशिकायत प्रबंधन इत्याकदि इन पहलों में शामिल हैं। इस संबंध में प्राधिकरण द्वारा बैंक खाते के विवरण और मोबाइल नंबर को अनिवार्य बनाने का निर्णय लिया गया हैताकि इसके सदस्यों  के हित में परिचालन को आसान बनाने के साथ-साथ एनपीएस से बाहर निकलने की प्रक्रिया को भी परेशानी मुक्त बनाया जा सके।
      इसके अलावाभारत सरकार द्वारा जारी मनी लॉन्ड्रिंग की रोकथाम अधिनियम संबंधी दिशा-निर्देशों के अनुपालन के तहत नए सदस्योंड के साथ-साथ मौजूदा सदस्यों  के लिए भी विदेशी खाता कर अनुपालन अधिनियम (एफएटीसीए) और प्रतिभूतिकरण परिसंपत्ति‍ पुनर्निर्माण एवं प्रतिभूति हित की केंद्रीय रजिस्ट्री (सीईआरएसएआई) को अनिवार्य कर दिया गया है। इन्हें नए सामान्य सदस्य् पंजीकरण फॉर्म (सीएसआरएफ) में अनिवार्य कर दिया गया है जिसे नए सदस्यों् द्वारा भरना आवश्यक है। मौजूदा सदस्योंि को अपने लॉग-इन (www.cra-nsdl.com or https://enps.karvy.com/Login/Login ) में एफएटीसीए स्व-प्रमाणन को ऑनलाइन जमा करने की सुविधा प्रदान की गई है। उपर्युक्तस कार्यक्षमता के बारे में जानकारी भी केंद्रीय अभिलेख-रखरखाव एजेंसी (सीआरए) की वेबसाइटों पर उपलब्ध करा दी गई है। एफएटीसीए स्व-प्रमाणन को ऑनलाइन जमा करने के लिए संबंधित सदस्यब द्वारा उठाए जाने वाले कदमों का भी उल्लेख वेबसाइट पर किया गया है।
      सदस्योंा अथवा ग्राहकों को अपने फॉर्म को अस्वीकृत होने से बचाने के लिए यह सुनिश्चित करना होगा कि वे समस्तो अनिवार्य खंडों या रिक्तच स्थाहनों को सही ढंग से भरें और उन्हें रिक्त कतई नहीं छोड़ें।
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वीके/एएम/आरआरएस – 8266   (20.04.2018)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF
CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE CLAIM

 CLICK BELOW LINK TO DOWNLOAD CEA APPLICATION WITH GUIDELINES

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Payment of dearness relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners: Clarification thereof.
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CONSTITUTION OF FORMULARY COMMITTEE FOR NEW EDITION OF POSTAL FORMULARY FOR THE YEAR 2018-2020 – REG(Click here to view)

PROPOSAL OF THE STAFF SIDE TO RECORD DISAGREEMENT OF THE UNSETTLED 6TH CPC ANOMALIES AND TO REFER THE SAME  ARBITRATOR.(Click here to View)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

FIXATION OF PAY OF GROUP D OFFICIALS PROMOTED TO POSTAL ASSISTANTS

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19                                                                                       Dated – 14.03.2018
“DEFEAT THE DISASTROUS NEO-LIBERAL POLICIES
DEFEAT THE ANTI-LABOUR RULING CLASS POLITICS BEHIND IT”
10th JUNE 2018-HYDERABAD
STRIKE DECLARATION NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
Venue             :           SUNDARAIYYA VIGNANA KENDRAM, BAGALINGAMPALLY, HYDERABAD
Time                :           10 AM to 5 PM
Dear Comrades,

Attack on the working class and peasants as a whole and Central Government Employees in particular are mounting day by day. The entire working class and peasantry are on struggle path. The farmers long march in Maharashtra is the latest mass struggle. None of the 7th CPC related demands of Central Government Employees are settled. The assurance given by the Group of Ministers to the NJCA leaders regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is in paper even after a lapse of 20 months. Now the Finance Minister has replied in Parliament that “no change in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is at present under consideration”. Employees who joined service after 01.01.2004 are retiring with a megre pension of 1000 to 2000 rupees only under the NPS Scheme. In effect, New Pension System has become No Pension System. Six lakhs posts are lying vacant for the last many years and now Govt. has issued orders to abolish all posts lying vacant for more than five years. HRA arrears, MACP Bench mark, Option-I for pensioners – Govt. is not ready to reconsider their stand. Three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department are waiting for two years for their legitimate wage revision. Exploitation of Casual and contract workers continue and equal pay for equal work is denied to them. Large scale outsourcing and privatization has become the order of the day. Privatisation of Railways and outsourcing of the work done by Defence employees are in full swing. 12 out of 17 Govt. of India Printing Presses are ordered to be closed. Same is the fate with other departmental printing presses including Railway printing presses. Autonomous body employees and pensioners are denied their rightful wage revision and pension revision due to the stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry. Compassionate appointments have become a mirage.

Trade Union rights are denied. Orders banning dharna and demonstrations are issued. The draconian FR 56 (j) and Pension Rules 48 are misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees. JCM forums have become mere talking shops without any positive results. Recognition under CCS (RSA) Rules are delayed and Departmental Councils have become dead in many departments. Govt. sponsored unions are given undue patronage. Recognition of fighting organisations are withdrawn on flimsy grounds and trade union facilities are denied to the Chief Executives of recognised Associations.

It is in this background the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has decided to fight back these retrograde policies by mobilizing the entire Central Government employees by unleashing intensive campaign throughout the country culminating in strike. To declare the compaign programme and the strike, a “National Convention of Central Government Employees” will be held at Hyderabad on 10th June 2018 Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Eminent trade Union leaders will attend the Convention. Venue of the National Convention is Sundaraiyya Vigmana Kendra, Bagalingampally, Hyderabad. About 1000 delegates from all states will attend the Convention.

The following quota is fixed for affiliates and COCs outside Andhra and Telangana. C-O-C Andhra & Telangana shall mobilise 500 delegate.
Sl.
Name of affiliate/COC
No. of delegates – quota fixed
1.
National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)
150
2.
Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF)
50
3.
All India Audit & Accounts Association
20
4.
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
30
5.
National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
10
6.
All India Ground Water Board Employees Association
10
7.
Geological Survey of India Employees Association
10
8.
All other affiliated organisations
           5  each
9.
C-O-C Delhi
5
10.
C-O-C Utter Pradesh
5
11.
C-O-C West Bengal
10
12.
C-O-C Kerala
10
13.
C-O-C Tamilnadu
10
14.
All other C-O-Cs
          5 each
15.
Andhra & Telangana C-O-C
500
All affiliates and COCs are requested to issue separate circulars fixing quota to each organisation/units.

All delegates may be instructed to book their up and down travel tickets immediately as train tickets reservation commences four months before. Food and Accommodation to delegates will be arranged by the C-O-C Andhra & Telangana, Hyderabad. Delegate fee is fixed as Rs.500/- (Rs. Five hundred only) per head. For other details C-O-Cs and affiliates are requested to contact the following.

1.      Com. Azeez, GS, C-O-C                                         -           09848082697
2.      Com. V. Nageswara Rao, Presidnet, COC              -           09912348233
3.      Com. Usha Boneppalli, ITEF                                  -           08985971009
4.      Com. Balakrishna, ITEF                                         -           08985970999 
As Hyderabad is a Famous tourist centre, those delegates who want to go for sightseeing should arrange it on 9th or 11th June. Everybody should attend the convention on 10.06.2018 from 10 AM to 5 PM without fail.
CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1.      Settle 7th CPC related issues including increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula, HRA arrears, MACP Bench Mark, Option-I for pensioners etc.
2.      Withdraw contributory Pension Scheme (NPS). Ensure defined pension under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to all employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004.
3.      Fill up all vacant posts. Withdraw the orders to abolish all vacant posts lying vacant for five eyars. Create justified posts for excess work. Evolve proper mechanism for Regional recruitment. Stop engagement of retired persons.
4.      (a) Regularise Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant Civil Servant status. Implement positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.
(b) Regularise all casual and contract workers. Evolve a new scheme for regularization of Casual and Contract Workers.
5.   Ensure equal pay for equal work as per Supreme Court judgment and grant parity in wages and pay scales.
6.   Stop closure of Govt. establishments. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Presses. Stop outsourcing and privatization of Government functions.
7.   Avoid abnormal delay in extending benefits of 7th CPC to Autonomous body employees and pensioners.
8.   Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments. Grant appointment in all deserving cases.
9.   Grant five time-bound promotions to all employees on completion of 8, 7, 6, 5 & 4 years of service.
10. (a) stop attack on Trade Union rights. Avoid delay in conducting verification of Membership under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993. Declare results and grant recognition in a time-bound manner. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under JCM scheme at all levels.
      (b) Withdraw the draconian FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 which is misused as a short-cut to punish and victimize employees.
NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING ON 9TH JUNE 2018-3 PM
National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation will be held on 09.06.2018 at Hyderabad at 3 PM to finalise the campaign programme and strike. All National Secretariat members are requested to attend the meeting WITHOUT FAIL. Please book your travel tickets accordingly.
STOP CLOSURE OF GOVT. OF INDIA PRINTING PRESSES
MASS PROTEST DHARNA
NEW DELHI – 27.04.2018 – 10 AM

National Federation of Printing, Stationery & Publications Employees (NFPSPE) and Confederation Delhi State Committee will jointly organize a mass protest Dharna at New Delhi (Venue will be decided later) on 27th April 2018 at 10 AM. Available National Secretariat Members at New Delhi shall also attend the Dharna programme. It is also decided to have another round of discussion with authorities through JCM (NC) staff side at the earliest.
ALL INDIA WOMEN’S TRADE UNION WORKSHOP

C-O-C Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow) will decide the Venue and dates of the workshop in consultation with CHQ. Details will be informed later.

Fraternally your’s


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

NO PROPOSAL IS UNDER CONSIDERATION
TO ABOLISH SYSTEM OF PAY COMMISSION
IN FUTURE

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 568
ANSWERED ON: 06.04.2018
Pay Commission Reports
Question*568. JOSE K. MANI

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/ exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN) 
(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally more pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017 after an examination by a Committee. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16.
(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.
Source – Lok Sabha



FIXATION OF PAY : CAT ERNAKULAM BENCH