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Saturday, July 31, 2021

 DEPARTMENTAL EXAMS - 2021 PUT ON HOLD TILL FURTHER ORDERS


Friday, July 30, 2021

CADRE RESTRUCTURING PROPOSAL OF GROUP-C EMPLOYEES OF RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE (RMS)/SBCO AND CIRCLE / REGIONAL OFFICES

 PROVISION OF CREAMY LAYER IN GENERAL CATEGORY FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES – RAJYA SABHA QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING)

RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO. 112
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.07.2021)

PROVISION OF CREAMY LAYER FOR GENERAL CATEGORY
112 # SMT. CHHAYA VERMA:

Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government is considering to make provision of creamy layer in general category for Government services on the lines of provision of creamy layer for the candidates in Other Backward Classes so that only weaker sections get Government services;

(b) whether a dual policy is being implemented on the candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes by implementing the provision of creamy layer only on Other Backward Classes; and

(c) the details of income criteria set for creamy layer at present and when was it increased and whether it is being increased from time to time?

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 (c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY OF RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION
NO.112 FOR ANSWER ON 29.07.2021 BY SMT. CHHAYA VERMA REGARDING

PROVISION OF CREAMY LAYER FOR GENERAL CATEGORY

(a) & (b): The concept of exclusion of creamy layer from amongst Other Backward Classes (OBCs) has been introduced based on the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Indra Sawhney Vs.UOI & Ors. delivered in 1992.

(c): The income criteria to exclude creamy layer has been revised from time to time as follows:

(i) Vide O.M. No.36033/3/2004-Estt(Res), dated 9th March, 2004, the income limit was revised from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.2.5 lakh per annum.

(ii) Vide O.M. No.36033/3/2004-Estt(Res), dated 14th October, 2008, the income limit was revised from Rs.2.5 lakh to Rs.4.5 lakh per annum.

(iii) Vide O.M. No.36033/1/2013-Estt(Res), dated 27th May, 2013, the income limit was revised from 4.5 lakh to Rs.6 lakh per annum.

(iv) Vide O.M. No.36033/1/2013-Estt(Res), dated 13th September, 2017, the income limit was revised from Rs.6 lakh to Rs.8 lakh per annum.

The present income limit is Rs.8 lakh per annum

Source: Rajya Sabha

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RESTORATION OF FULL BENEFITS OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE (DA) AND DEARNESS RELIEF (DR) IN ACCORDANCE WITH 7TH PAY COMMISSION FITMENT FACTOR: RAJYA SABHA QA

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

Rajya Sabha
Unstarred Question No. 867
To be answered on Tuesday, 27th July, 2021
Sravan 5, 1943 (Saka)

Restoration of benefits of DA/DR

867:: Shri Naranbhai J. Rathwa:

Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government is actively considering to raise monthly gross basic pay of Government employees after restoration of full benefits of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief(DR) in accordance with fitment factor as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission;

 (b) if so, details of such increase post DA/DR restoration and whether pensioners will also be benefited due to this fitment factor; and

(c) the details in terms of percentage of pending DA/DR restoration since January, 2020 and the quantum of installment of DA/DR of July, 2021 and when it is likely to be released to Government employees/pensioners?

Answer

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(Shri Pankaj Chaudhary)

(a) No Sir, The fitment factor of 2.57 was uniformly applied to all categories of employees only for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay Structure based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

(b) Does not arise;

(c) The Government has released the installments of DA/DR from 01.07.2021 which were due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021 in respect of Central Government employees/pensioners. The Central Government employees/Pensioners will get DA/DR @ 28% (11% over the existing rate of 17%) from July, 2021.

Source: Rajya Sabha

 BOOK ON "RETIREMENT BENEFITS IN ONE CLICK" - BY DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’ WELFARE

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 REDUCTION OF INTEREST IN POST OFFICE SAVINGS SCHEME - RAJYA SABHA (Q & A) - 29-07-2021

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NUMBER OF POSTS OFFICES & NUMBER OF PO SAVINGS ACCOUNTS -- RAJYA SABHA (Q & A) - 29-07-2021
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SHORTAGE OF GRAM DAK SEVAKS -- RAJYA SABHA (Q & A) - 29-07-2021



Thursday, July 29, 2021

 REGULARIZATION OF THE PERIOD OF ABSENCE FROM DUTY IN R/O GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC PERIODS




 CLARIFICATIONS/ GUIDANCE SOUGHT FROM CIRCLES IN MATTER PERTAINING TO INDIVIDUAL CASES (Click the link below to view)

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME -1980-TABLE OF BENEFITS FOR THE SAVINGS FUND FOR THE PERIOD FROM 01.07.2021 TO 30.09.2021 (DOP ORDER)

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STRICT COMPLIANCE OF GUIDELINES ON AIR TRAVEL ON OFFICIAL TOURS –REGARDING

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PROMOTION AND POSTING OF STS OFFICERS OF IPOS, GROUP ‘A’ TO JAG    

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CIRCLE ALLOTMENT TO PROBATIONERS OF 2018 AND 2019 BATCHES OF INDIA POSTAL SERVICE (IPOS), GROUP 'A' FOR INDEPENDENT POSTING ON COMPLETION OF TRAINING

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

CORRIGENDUM

FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING   



 

 FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING NFPE


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME - TABLE OF BENEFITS FOR 01.07.2021 TO 30.09.2021   (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://doe.gov.in/sites/default/files/CGEGIS%20Table__01.07.2021-30.09.2021_bilingual.pdf

Monday, July 26, 2021

 PAYMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) EFFECTIVE FROM 01.07.2021 ONWARDS-REG

Friday, July 23, 2021

 WEBINAR ON RESPIRATORY DISORDERS & ROLE OF YOGA ON 27 JULY 2021 (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

https://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=6135

Thursday, July 22, 2021

 SB ORDER 21/2021 - REGARDING RESTRICTION OF MANUAL POSB TRANSACTIONS IN RICT-CBS ENABLED GDS BRANCH POST OFFICES (BOS)

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SB ORDER 22/2021 - AMENDMENT IN RULE 43(2)(VI) OF POSB MANUAL VOLUME II REGARDING     (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

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 REVISED RATE OF DEARNESS RELIEF TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PENSIONER/FAMILY PENSIONERS W.E.F. 01.07.2021 (22/07/2021)

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https://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D3/D03ppw/DR_22July2021Ra8mHf.pdf

 




Wednesday, July 21, 2021

 PROMOTION TO THE POST OF DIRECTOR GENERAL POSTAL SERVICES (DGPS) IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

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SB ORDER NO 19/2021: AMENDMENT IN PARA XI OF PART A OF SB ORDER NO 34/2020 REGARDING

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SB ORDER 20/2021.: ABOLITION OF SAVING BANK APTITUDE TEST- REGARDING 



 

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

 BOOKING OF INTERNATIONAL AIRMAILS - EMS, LETTER, PARCELS & ITPS      (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TOP VIEW)

https://www.indiapost.gov.in/VAS/Pages/News/IP_INTL_BOOKING_19072021.pdf

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NOTIFICATION-PO & RMS ACCOUNTANT EXAMINATION 2021 SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 29.08.2021 - JHARKHAND CIRCLE   

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NOTIFICATION OF PO & RMS ACCOUNTANT EXAMINATION 2021 UP CIRCLE SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 29TH AUG 2021 - UP CIRCLE

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NOTIFICATION IN R/O PO & RMS ACCOUNTANT EXAMINATION, 2021 TO BE HELD ON 29.08.2021 - HP CIRCLE                   (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TOP VIEW)

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GRANT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES-REVISED RATES EFFECTIVE FROM 01.07.2021 (DOP ORDERS) 

Ministry of Finance Order placed below

 

Revised rates of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.07.2021


Sunday, July 18, 2021

 

PREPONEMENT OF EFFECTIVE DATE OF MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) W.E.F. 01.01.2006 AS PER SUPREME COURT ORDER.

         No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 13th July, 2021. 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Cases pending or decided by Hon’ble High Courts/Central Administrative Tribunals regarding preponement of effective date of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme – Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 28.4.2021 in CA No. 1579/21 (SLP (C) No. 15572/2019) of Union of India v/s R.K. Sharma & others – reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that vide O.M. of even number dated 30.9.2020, Ministries/ Departments were advised to defend all cases or challenge the Orders of Court/Tribunal, as the case may be, which are contrary to Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) guidelines, since the matter relating to preponing the date of effect of the MACPS from 1.9.2008 (as provided in the scheme) to 1.1.2006, was sub-judice in a number of cases pending in the Apex Court, which have been tagged with SLP No. 10811-13/2018 of Uol v/s Ranjit Samuel, and that all similar matters were being heard together.

2. Though decision in the above mentioned cases is still awaited, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, in a related matter, has held that benefits under the MACPS cannot be claimed w.e.f. 1.1.2006. In its Order dated 28.4.2021 in Civil Appeal No. 1579/2021 [arising out of SLP (C) No. 15572/2019] of Union of India v/s R.K. Sharma & Others, the Hon’ble Apex Court has held as under:-

“7. For a better understanding of the dispute in these cases, it is necessary to examine the judgments of this Court in Balbir Singh Turn (supra) and M.V. Mohanan Nair (supra). The point that was considered by this Court in Balbir Singh Turn (supra) relates to the applicability of the benefit of MACPS from 01.01.2006. The Respondents therein approached the Armed Forces Tribunal which held that the benefit of ACP granted to an employee is part of the pay structure which affects the pay and also his pension. The Armed Forces Tribunal held that an ACP is not an allowance but a part of pay and therefore, in terms of the Government resolution, the employees were entitled for MACP w.e.f. 01.01.2006. This Court in Balbir Singh Turn (supra) upheld the said finding recorded by the Armed Forces Tribunal. Instructions issued on 30.05.2011 were found to be contrary to the resolution dated 30.08.2008 as, according to the resolution 01.01.2006 was the effective date for implementation of MACPS in matters relating to pay and dearness allowance.

8. In MV. Mohanan Nair (supra) a three Judge Bench of this Court considered the ACPS as well as the MACPS to hold that the schemes are in the nature of incentive schemes which were brought into force to relieve stagnation. This Court was of the considered view that the Respondents therein were entitled only to the benefit of next grade pay in the pay band and not to the benefit of grade pay of next promotional post. As the MACPS is a matter of Government policy pursuant to the recommendations made by the Pay Commission, this Court refused to accept submissions of the employees that MACPS should be made applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

9. In view of the judgment of this Court in M.V. Mohanan Nair (supra), the Respondents and other similarly situated employees are entitled for financial upgradation under MACPS only to the next grade pay and not to the grade pay of next promotional post. It is clear from the resolution dated 30.08.2008 that the recommendation of the 6th Pay Commission was accepted by the Government and was made effective from 01.01.2006 in respect of civilian employees with regard to revised scales of pay and dearness allowances. In so far as the revised allowances other than dearness allowance, recommendation of the 6th Pay Commission were given effect from 01.09.2008. The judgment in M.V. Mohanan Nair (supra) clinches the issue. Benefits flowing from ACP & MACP Schemes are incentives and are not part of pay. The resolution dated 29.08.2008 is made effective from 01.09.2008 for implementation of allowances other than Pay and DA which includes financial upgradation under ACP & MACP Schemes. Therefore, the Respondents and other similarly situated officers are not entitled to seek implementation of the benefits of MACPS w.e.f. 01.01.2006 according to the resolution dated 29.08.2008. Moreover, the implementation of MACPS by granting financial upgradation only to the next grade pay in the pay band and not granting pay of the next promotional post w.e.f. 01.01.2006 would be detrimental to a large number of employees, particularly those who have retired. We find force in the submission made by the learned Additional Solicitor General that uniform implementation of MACPS for civilian employees w.e.f. 01.01.2006 would result in large scale recoveries of amounts paid in excess.

10. In view of the above, we set aside the judgment of the High Court and allow these Appeals.”

3. Accordingly, in terms of the existing MACP guidelines, and in light of above mentioned order dated 28.4.2021, all Ministries/Departments are, therefore, advised to dispose of all pending grievances seeking grant of benefit w.ef. 1.1.2006 under the MACP Scheme, and also. to defend the various pending Court Cases or to take immediate suitable action for appealing against such judgments which are contrary to the existing policy, as upheld by the Hon’ble Apex Court in the instant case.

Sd/-
(A. Bhattacharya)
Deputy Secretary

Thursday, July 15, 2021

 LIMITED TRANSFERS FACILITY FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS)- GUIDELINE THEREOF








Wednesday, July 14, 2021

 PRESS NOTE

CABINET

CABINET APPROVES INCREASE IN DEARNESS ALLOWANCE AND DEARNESS RELIEF

Posted On: 14 JUL 2021 4:03PM by PIB Delhi

The Cabinet Committee chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has approved increase the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% representing an increase of 11% over the existing rate of 17% of the Basic Pay/Pension. In view of the unprecedented situation which arose due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three additional instalments of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners, which were due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021, had been frozen.

Now, the Government has decided to increase the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2021 to 28% representing an increase of 11% over the existing rate of 17% of the Basic Pay/Pension.  The increase reflects the additional instalments arising on 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021.  The rate of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief for the period 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021 shall remain at 17%

 (Release ID: 1735374) 

 

UNION CABINET DECIDED TO ENHANCE DA/DR OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS FROM 17 PERCENT TO 28 PERCENT WITH EFFECT FROM 1ST JULY-2021

 

Monday, July 12, 2021

 CLARIFICATION FOR SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS/BILLS PERTAINING TO LTC SPECIAL CASH PACKAGE SCHEME BEYOND 31.05.20     (CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW)

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 BIFURCATION OF LARGE POSTAL DIVISION & CREATION OF NEW GROUP "B" POSTAL DIVISION - REG.


COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAMINATION 2018 - ALLOCATION OF CANDIDATES TO POSTAL CIRCLES

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