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Monday, December 24, 2018



SEEDING OF MOBILE NUMBER IN POSB ACCOUNT IS MANDATORY [DO LETTER]




GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1549
ANSWERED ON: 19.12.2018
Senior Citizen Entitlement of Employees

RAVINDRA VISHWANATH GAIKWAD

Will the Minister of

PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has worked out a plan to lower the age of senior citizen entitlement of employees to 58 years;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the Government is contemplating to increase or decrease the age for pension;

 (d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(e) the details of salient features of pension policy?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (d): No Madam. Department of Social Justice & Empowerment has informed that there is at present no proposal in that Department for lowering the age of senior citizen. Government employees become entitle to pension on retirement. There is also no proposal to increase or decrease the age of retirement of Central Government Employees.

(e): The salient features of the pension entitlements of employees retiring from the Central Government are as under:

i. A Government servant retiring in accordance with the rules, after completing a qualifying service of not less than 10 years, is entitled to a pension @ 50% of his last pay or 50% of average emoluments for the last 10 months, whichever is more beneficial to him/her.

ii. After completion of 80 years of age or above, additional pension @ 20% to 100% is payable to the retired Government servant.

iii. A retired/retiring Government servant is entitled to, at his/her option, a lump sum payment, by commutation of a maximum of 40% of his/her pension.

iv. On retirement, a Government employee is entitled to a retirement gratuity based on his/her emoluments and length of qualifying service.

v. On death of a Central Government pensioner, the family is entitled to a family pension the amount of which is 50% of the last pay for a period of seven years, or for a period up to the date on which the retired deceased Government servant would have attained the age of 67 years had he/she survived, whichever is earlier. Thereafter, the amount of family pension is 30% of his last pay. The amount of family pension is also increased by 20% to 100% after the family pensioner attains the age of 80 years and above.

Vi. The family of a Government servant, who dies while in service after having rendered not less than seven years’ continuous service, is entitled to a family pension 50% of the last pay for a period of ten years. Thereafter, the amount of family pension is 30% of his/her last pay.






Government Of India
Ministry Of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 001

D.O.No.02-02/2018-SPB-I
December 13, 2018
Dear

Revised Recruitment Rules (RRs) for the posts of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS), notified on 16.08.2018, were forwarded to the Circle Vide this office letter No.37-33/2009-SPB-I dated 27.08.2018. Similarly, revised RRs for postman and Mail Guard, notified on 20.09.2018, were forwarded vide this office letter No.03-02/2017-SPB-I dated 24.09.2018. These RRs have following provisions regarding appointment on the basis of seniority-cum-fitness:-

(a) 100% vacancy of MTS in Administrative Offices is to be filled up from eligible Casual Labourers
(b) 50% Vacancy of MTS in Subordinate Offices (i.e Post Offices, etc.) is to be filled up from eligible Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS) of the recruiting Division
(c) 25% vacancy of MTS in Subordinate Offices is to be filled up from eligible Casual Labourers of the recruiting Division
(d) 25% vacancy of Postman is to be filled up from eligible MTS
(e) 25% vacancy of Mail Guard is to be filled up from eligible MTS.
2. Further clarification have been issued regarding the eligibility of GDS vide this office letter No.02-01/2018-SPB-I dated 11.12.2018
3. I would, therefore, request you to direct all Divisional Heads to convene meeting of the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) / Selection Committee to draw up the panel of eligible GDS, Casual Labourer and MTS, based on seniority-Cum-fitness, so that they can be appointed against vacant posts of MTS/Postman/Mail Guard, as and when available. An Action Taken Report in this regard may be sent to the undersigned on or before 10.01.2019.
with regards,
Yours sincerely
sd/-
(Pradipta Kumar Bisoi)
All Chief Postmasters General
(Satya Narayana Dash)
ADG (SPN)
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INCREASE IN 7 CPC PAY FITMENT FACTOR AND HRA – RAJYA SABHA QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 78
ANSWERED ON 11.12.2018
Increase in pay fitment factor and HRA
78 Shri Ravi Prakash Verma
Shri Neeraj Shekhar

WILL THE MINISTER OF FINANCE BE PLEASED TO STATE

(a) whether Government proposes to raise the fitment factor under 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) from 2.57 for intermediate and lower officials to 2.81 which has been implemented for senior officials under 7th CPC;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
 (c) if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether Government would increase the HRA from 24 per cent to 30 per cent of basic salary as it was under 6th CPC in view of non-availability of rented accommodations within 24 per cent of basic salary in metro cities;
(e) if so, the details thereof; and
(f) if not, the reasons therefor?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)
(a) to (c): The fitment factor for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission is 2.57 which is uniformly applicable to all categories of employees. As the same is based on the specific and considered recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, no change therein is envisaged.
(d) to (f): The Government vide Resolution dated 6th July, 2017 decided that HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X,Y and Z cities when DA crosses 50%.
Source : Rajya Sabha
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