ALL VETERANS ARE REQUESTED TO SEE THE WEB SITE & GIVE YOUR VALUABLE COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONSGet this Widget

Sunday, 31 July 2016

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Railway Board)Notification Issued

Following the issuance of 7th Pay Commission Gazette notification, the government had

also notified the Revised Pay Rules 2016. Now the Ministry of Railways has issued the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
The full text of the notification is reproduced below.
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Railway Board) NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 28th July, 2016
RBE No. 90/2016 G.S.R. 746(E).—
In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement : –
(1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.
2. Categories of Railway servants to whom the rules apply: –
(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under these rules, these rules shall apply to persons appointed to Railway services. (2) These rules shall not apply to : –
(i) Permanent employees of former Indian States absorbed in Railway Services so long as such persons continue to be governed by the pre-absorption conditions of service under the Railway Services;
(ii) persons locally recruited for services in Diplomatic, Consular or other Indian establishments in foreign countries;
(iii) persons not in whole-time employment;
(iv) persons paid out of contingencies;
(v) persons paid otherwise than on a monthly basis including those paid only on a piece-rate basis;
(vi) persons employed on contract except where the contract provides otherwise;
(vii) persons re-employed in Railway service after retirement;
(viii) any other class or category of persons whom the President may, by order, specifically exclude from the operation of all or any of the provisions contained in these rules.
3. Definitions: – In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires: –
(i) “existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or pay in the existing scale;
(ii) “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to a Railway servant means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the post held by the Railway servant as on the date immediately before the notification of these Rules whether in a substantive capacity or in officiating capacity;
(iii) “existing scale” in relation to a Railway servant means the pay scale applicable to the post held by the Railway Servant as on the date immediately before the notification of these Rules in the Higher Administrative Grade, Higher Administrative Grade + and the Apex scale whether in a substantive or officiating capacity;
(iv) “existing pay structure” in relation to a Railway Servant means the present system of Pay Band and Grade Pay or the Pay Scale applicable to the post held by the Railway Servant as on the date immediately before the coming into force of these Rules whether in a substantive or officiating capacity. Explanation– The expressions “existing basic pay”, “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” and “existing scale”, in respect of a Railway Servant w ho on the 1st day of January, 2016 was on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service, or who would have on that date officiated in one or more lower posts but for his officiating in a higher post, shall mean such basic pay, Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale in relation to the post which he would have held but for his being on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service or officiating in higher post, as the case may be;
(v) “existing emoluments” mean the sum of
(i) existing basic pay and
(ii) existing dearness allowance at index average as on 1st day of January, 2016; (vi) “Pay Matrix” means Matrix specified in Part A of th e Schedule, with Levels of pay arranged in vertical cells as assigned to corresponding existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale;
(vii) “Level” in the Pay Matrix shall mean the Level corr esponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale specified in Part A of the Schedule;
(viii) “pay in the Level” means pay drawn in the appropri ate Cell of the level as specified in Part A of the Schedule;
(ix) “revised pay structure” in relation to a post mea ns the Pay Matrix and the Levels specified therein corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale of the post unless a different revised Level is notified separately for that post;
(x) “basic pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the pay matrix;
(xi) “revised emoluments” means the pay in the Level of a Railway servant in the revised pay structure; and
(xii) “Schedule” means a schedule appended to these Rules .

4. Level of posts: – The Level of posts shall be determined in accord ance with the various Levels as assigned to the corresponding existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale as specified in the Pay Matrix.
5. Drawal of pay in the revised pay structure: – Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Railway servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed: Provided that a Railway servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure: Provided further that in cases where a Railway servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these Rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Railway servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.

Explanation 1 – The option to retain the existing pay structure under the provisos to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of one existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale.

Explanation 2 – The aforesaid option shall not be admissible to any person appointed to a post for the first time in Railway Service or by transfer from another post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, and he shall be allowed pay only in the revised pay structure.

Explanation 3 – Where a Railway servant exercises the option under the provisos to this rule to retain the existing pay structure of a post held by him in an officiating capacity on a regular basis for the purpose of regulation of pay in that Pay Structure under Rule 1313 (FR 22) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II, or under any other rule or order applicable to that post, his substantive pay shall be substantive pay which he would have drawn had he retained the existing pay structure in respect of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien had his lien not been suspended or the pay of the officiating post which has acquired the character of substantive pay in accordance with any order for the time being in force, whichever is higher.

6. Exercise of Option: – (1) The option under the provisos to Rule 5 shall be exercised in writing in the form appended to these Rules so as to reach the authority mentioned in sub- rule
(2) within three months of the date of notification of these rules or where any revision in the existing pay structure is made by any order subsequent to the date of notification of these rules, within three months of the date of such order: Provided that –
(i) In the case of a Railway servant who is, on the date of such notification or, as the case may be, date of such order, out of India on leave or deputation or foreign service or active service, the said option shall be exercised in writing so as to reach the said authority within three months of the date of his taking charge of his post in India; and
(ii) where a Railway servant is under suspension on the 1st day of January, 2016, the option may be exercised within three months of the date of his return to his duty if that date is later than the date prescribed in this sub-rule.
(2) The option shall be intimated by the Railway servant to the Head of his Office along with an undertaking, in the form appended to these rules.
(3) If the intimation regarding option is not received by the authority within the time specified in sub-rule (1), the Railway servant shall be deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised pay structure with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016.
(4) The option once exercised shall be final.
Note 1 – Persons whose services were terminated on or after 1st January, 2016 and who could not exercise the option within the prescribed time limit, on account of discharge on the expiry of the sanctioned posts, resignation, dismissal or discharge on disciplinary grounds, shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).
Note 2 – Persons who have died on or after the 1st day of January, 2016 and could not exercise the option within prescribed time limit are deemed to have opted for the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016 or such later date as is most beneficial to their dependents if the revised pay structure is more favourable and in such cases, necessary action for payment of arrears shall be taken by the Head of Office.
Note 3 – Persons who were on earned leave or any other leave on 1st day of January, 2016 which entitled them to leave salary shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).
7. Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure:- (1) The pay of a Railway servant who elects, or is deemed to have elected under rule 6 to be governed by the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016, shall, unless in any case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien if such lien had not been suspended, and in respect of his pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner, namely : –
(A) in the case of all employees: –
(i) the pay in the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix shall be the pay obtained by multiplying the existing basic pay by a factor of 2.57, rounded off to the nearest rupee and the figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.

Illustration: 1.
Existing Pay Band : PB-1 Pay Band 5200-20200
2. Existing Grade Pay : 2400
3. Existing Pay in Pay Band : 10160
4. Existing Basic Pay : 12560(10160+2400) Grade Pay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800
5. Pay after multiplication by a fitment factor of 2.57 : 12560 x 2.57 = 32279.20 (rounded off to 32279) Levels 1 2 3 4 5 1 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200 2 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100
6. Level corresponding to GP 2400 : Level 4 3 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000
7. Revised Pay in Pay Matrix (either equal to or next higher to 32279 in Level
4) : 32300. 4 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900 5 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900 6 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900 7 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900 8 22100 24500 26800 31400 35900 9 22800 25200 27600 32300 37000 10 23500 26000 28400 33300 38100 11 24200 26800 29300 34300 39200 (ii) if the minimum pay or the first Cell in the applicable Level is more than the amount arrived at as per sub-clause (i) above the pay shall be fixed at minimum pay or the first Cell of that applicable Level.
(B) In the case of medical officers in respect of whom Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) is admissible, the pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the following manner :
(i) the existing basic pay shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57 and the figure so arrived at shall be added to by an amount equivalent to Dearness Allowance on the pre-revised Non-Practicing Allowance admissible as on 1st day of January, 2016. The figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.
(ii) The pay so fixed under sub-clause (i) shall be added by the pre-revised Non Practicing Allowance admissible on the existing basic pay until further decision on the revised rates of Non Practicing Allowance.
Illustration: 1. Existing Pay Band : PB-3
2. Existing Grade Pay : 5400 Pay Band 15600-39100
3. Existing pay in Pay Band : 15600
4. Existing Basic Pay : 21000 Grade Pay 5400 6600 7600
5. 25% NPA on Basic Pay : 5250 Levels 10 11 12
6. DA on NPA@ 125% : 6563 1 56100 67700 78800
7. Pay after multiplication by a fitment factor of 2.57: 21000 x 2.57 = 53970 2 57800 69700 81200
8. DA on NPA : 6563 (125% of 5250) 3 59500 71800 83600
9. Sum of serial number 7 and 8 = 60533 10. Level corresponding to Grade Pay 5400 (PB-3) :
Level 10 4 61300 74000 86100
11. Revised Pay in Pay Matrix (either equal to or next higher to 60540 in Level 10) : 61300 5 63100 76200 88700
12. Pre-revised Non Practicing Allowance : 5250 6 65000 78500 91400 13. Revised Pay + pre-revised Non Practicing Allowance : 66550 (2) Where a post has been upgraded as a result of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the existing basic pay will be arrived at by adding the Pay drawn by the concerned employee in the existing Pay Band plus the Grade Pay corresponding to the Level to which the post has been upgraded and, the fixation of pay shall be done in the manner prescribed in accordance with Clause (A) of sub rule (1).
Illustration: 1. Existing Pay Band : PB-1 Pay Band 5200-20200
2. Existing Grade Pay : 2400 Grade Pay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800
3. Existing basic pay : 12560
4. Upgraded Grade Pay : 2800 Levels 1 2 3 4 5
5. Pay for the purpose of fixation: 12960 (10160+2800) 1 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200 2 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100
6. Pay after multiplying serial number 5 with a fitment factor of 2.57 : 33307.20 (rounded off to 33307) 3 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000 4 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900 5 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900
7. Level corresponding to Grade Pay 2800 : Level 5 6 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900
8. Revised Pay in Pay Matrix (either equal to or next higher to 33307 in Level 5) : 33900. 7 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900
(3) A Railway Servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2016 and is entitled to leave salary shall be entitled to pay in the revised pay structure from 1st day of January, 2016 or the date of option for the revised pay structure.
(4) A Railway servant who is on study leave on the 1st day of January, 2016 shall be entitled to the pay in the revised pay structure from 1st day of January, 2016 or the date of option.
(5) A Railway servant under suspension, shall continue to draw subsistence allowance based on existing pay structure and his pay in the revised pay structure shall be subject to the final order on the pending disciplinary proceedings.
(6) Where a Railway servant holding a permanent post is officiating in a higher post on a regular basis and the pay structure applicable to these two posts are merged into one Level, the pay shall be fixed under sub-rule (1) with reference to the officiating post only and the pay so fixed shall be treated as substantive pay.

(7) Where the existing emoluments exceed the revised emoluments in the case of any Railway servant, the difference shall be allowed as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay.
(8) Where in the fixation of pay under sub-rule (1), the pay of a Railway servant, who, in the existing pay structure, was drawing immediately before the 1st day of January, 2016 more pay than another Railway servant junior to him in the same cadre, gets fixed in the revised pay structure in a Cell lower than that of such junior, his pay shall be stepped up to the same Cell in the revised pay structure as that of the junior.
(9) Where a Railway servant is in receipt of personal pay immediately before the date of notification of these rules, which together with his existing emoluments exceed the revised emoluments, then the difference representing such excess shall be allowed to such Railway servant as personal pay to be absorbed in future increase in pay.
(10) (i) In cases where a senior Railway servant promoted to a higher post before the 1st day of January, 2016 draws less pay in the revised pay structure than his junior who is promoted to the higher post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, the pay of senior Railway servant in the revised pay structure shall be stepped up to an amount equal to the pay as fixed for his junior in that higher post and such stepping up shall be done with effect from the date of promotion of the junior Railway servant subject to the fulfilment of the following conditions, namely: –
(a) Both the junior and the senior Railway servant belong to the same cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted are identical in the same cadre;
(b) the existing pay structure and the revised pay structure of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay are identical;
(c) the senior Railway servants at the time of promotion are drawing equal or more pay than the junior;
(d) the anomaly is directly as a result of the application of the provisions of Rule 1313 (FR 22) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II or any other rule or order regulating pay fixation on such promotion in the revised pay structure : Provided that if the junior officer was drawing more pay in the existing pay structure than the senior by virtue of any advance increments granted to him, the provisions of this sub-rule shall not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officer.
(ii) The order relating to re-fixation of the pay of the senior officer in accordance with clause (i) shall be issued under Rule 1321 (FR 27) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II and the senior officer shall be entitled to the next increment on completion of his required qualifying service with effect from the date of re-fixation of pay.
(11) Subject to the provisions of rule 5, if the pay as fixed in the officiating post under sub-rule (1) is lower than the pay fixed in the substantive post, the former shall be fixed at the same stage as the substantive pay.
8. Fixation of pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016: – The pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016 shall be fixed at the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, applicable to the post to which such employees are appointed : Provided that where the existing pay of such employee appointed on or after 1st day of January, 2016 and before the date of notification of these rules, has already been fixed in the existing pay structure and if his existing emoluments happen to exceed the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, as applicable to the post to which he is appointed on or after 1st day of January, 2016, such difference shall be paid as personal pay to be absorbed in future increments in pay.
9. Increments in Pay Matrix: – The increment shall be as specified in the vertical Cells of the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix. Illustration: An employee in the Basic Pay of 32300 in Level 4 will move vertically down the same Level in the cells and on grant of increment, his basic pay will be 33300. Pay Band 5200-20200 GradePay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800
Levels 1 2 3 4 5 1 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200 2 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100 3 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000 4 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900 5 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900 6 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900 7 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900 8 22100 24500 26800 31400 35900 9 22800 25200 27600 32300 37000 ↓ 10 23500 26000 28400 33300 38100 11 24200 26800 29300 34300 39200 10.
Date of next increment in the revised pay structure: –
(1) There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July: Provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment either on 1st January or 1st July depending on the date of his appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgradation.
(2) The increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) during the period between the 2nd day of January and 1st day of July (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of January and the increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial upgradation including upgradation under MACPS during the period between the 2nd day of July and 1st day of January (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of July. Illustration: (a) In case of an employee appointed or promoted in the normal hierarchy or under MACPS during the period between the 2nd day of July, 2016 and the 1st day of January, 2017, the first increment shall accrue on the 1st day of July, 2017 and thereafter it shall accrue after one year on annual basis.
(b) In case of an employee appointed or promoted in the normal hierarchy or under MACPS during the period between 2nd day of January, 2016 and 1st day of July, 2016, who did not draw any increment on 1st day of July, 2016, the next increment shall accrue on 1st day of January, 2017 and thereafter it shall accrue after one year on annual basis: Provided that in the case of employees whose pay in the revised pay structure has been fixed as on 1st day of January, 2016 the next increment in the Level in which the pay was so fixed as on 1st day of January, 2016 shall accrue on 1st day of July, 2016: Provided further that the next increment after drawal of increment on 1st day of July, 2016 shall accrue on 1st day of July, 2017.
(3) Where two existing Grades in hierarchy are merged and the junior Railway servant in the lower Grade happens to draw more pay in the corresponding Level in the revised pay structure than the pay of the senior Railway servant, the pay of the senior Railway servant shall be stepped up to that of his junior from the same date and he shall draw next increment in accordance with this rule.
11. Revision of pay from a date subsequent to 1st day of January, 2016:– Where a Railway servant who continues to draw his pay in the existing pay structure is brought over to the revised pay structure from a date later than 1st day of January, 2016, his pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the manner prescribed in accordance with clause (A) of sub-rule (1) of rule 7.
12. Pay protection to officers on Central deputation under Central Staffing Scheme:- If the pay of the officers posted on deputation to the Central Government under Central Staffing Scheme, after fixation in the revised pay structure either under these rules or as per the instructions regulating such fixation of pay on the post to which they are appointed on deputation, happens to be lower than the pay these officers would have been entitled to, had they been in their parent cadre and would have drawn that pay but for the Central deputation, such difference in the pay shall be protected in the form of Personal Pay with effect from the date of notification of these rules.
13. Fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1st day of January, 2016.- The fixation of pay in case of promotion from one Level to another in the revised pay structure shall be made in the following manner, namely:- (i) One increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a Cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which promoted and if no such Cell is available in the Level to which promoted, he shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level. Illustration: 1. Level in the revised pay structure : Level 4 Pay Band 5200-20200
2. Basic Pay in the revised pay structure : 28700 GradePay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800
3. Granted promotion/financial upgradation under MACPS in Level 5 Levels 1 2 3 4 5 1 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200 2 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100
4. Pay after giving one increment in Level 4 : 29600 3 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000 4 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900 5. Pay in the upgraded Level i.e. Level 5 : 30100 (either equal to or next higher to 29600 in Level 5) 5 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900 6 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900 7 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900 (ii) In the case of Railway servants receiving Non Practicing Allowance, their basic pay plus Non Practicing Allowance shall not exceed the average of basic pay of the revised scale applicable to the Apex Level and the level of the Cabinet Secretary.
14. Mode of payment of arrears of pay:- The arrears shall be paid during the Financial Year 2016-2017. Explanation.-For the purpose of this rule, “arrears of pay” in r elation to a Railway servant, means the difference between-
(i) the aggregate of the pay and dearness allowance to which he is entitled on account of the revision of his pay under these rules for the period effective from the 1st day of January, 2016; and
(ii) the aggregate of the pay and dearness allowance to which he would have been entitled (whether such pay and dearness allowance had been received or not) for that period had his pay and allowances not been so revised.
15. Overriding effect of Rules.- The provisions of the Railway Fundamental Rules, the Railway Services (Revision of Pay) Rules, 1947, the Railway Services (Authorised Pay) Rules, 1960, the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1973, the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1986, the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997 and the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 shall not save as otherwise provided in these rules, apply to cases where pay is regulated under these rules, to the extent they are inconsistent with these rules.
16. Power to relax.- Where the President is satisfied that the operation of all or any of the provisions of these rules causes undue hardship in any particular case, he may, by order, dispense with or relax the requirements of that rule to such extent and subject to such conditions as he may consider necessary for dealing with the case in a just and equitable manner.
17. Interpretation.- If any question arises relating to the interpretation of any of the provisions of these Rules, it shall be referred to the Railway Board for decision. SCHEDULE [See rules 3(vi) and 7(2)] PART – A Pay Matrix Revised Pay Structure for posts in Group ‘C’, ‘B’, & ‘A’ except posts for which different revised pay structure is issued separately

Notes: 1. The revised pay structure is applicable to all categories of Railway servants irrespective of their designations strictly on the basis of the existing pay structure except as may be specifically prescribed otherwise by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).
2. The existing classification of Railway servants in Group ‘C’, ‘B’ & ‘A’ on the basis of the existing p ay structure will continue in the revised pay structure till further orders except as may be specifically prescribed otherwise by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board). No change in the classification should be made in the revised pay structure.

FORM OF OPTION
[See Rule 6 (2)] *1. I, ____________________________________________ hereby elect the revised pay structure with effect from 1st January, 2016. *2. I, ____________________________________________ hereby elect to continue on Pay Band and Grade Pay of my substantive / officiating post mentioned below until: * the date of my next increment / the date of my subsequent increment raising my pay to Rs.___________________ / I vacate or cease to draw pay in the existing pay structure / the date of my promotion/upgradation to the post of _______________________. Existing Pay Band and Grade Pay_____________________________________ Signature___________________________ Name ______________________________ Designation__________________________ Office in which employed _____________________________ * To be scored out, if not applicable. UNDERTAKING I hereby undertake that in the event of my pay having been fixed in a manner contrary to the provisions contained in these Rules, as detected subsequently, any excess payment so made shall be refunded by me to the Government either by adjustment against future payments due to me or otherwise. Signature___________________________ Name ______________________________ Designation__________________________ Date : Place : MEMORANDUM EXPLANATORY TO THE RAILWAY SERVICES (REVISED PAY) RULES, 2016 Rule 1 – This rule is self-explanatory. Rule 2 – This rule lays down the categories of employees to whom the rules apply. Except for the categories excluded under sub-rule (2), the rules are applicable to all persons under the rule making control of the President serving under the administrative control of the Railway Board. Rule 3 & 4 – These rules are self-explanatory. Rule 5– The intention is that all Railway servants should be brought over to the revised pay structure except those who elect existing pay structure. The Railway Servants who exercise the option to continue in the existing pay structure will continue to draw the dearness allowance at the rates in force on 1st January, 2016. If a Railway servant is holding permanent post in a substantive capacity and officiating in a higher post, or would have officiated in one or more posts but for his being on deputation etc., he has the option to retain the existing pay structure only in respect of one scale. Such a Railway servant may retain the existing scale applicable to a permanent post or any one of the officiating posts. In respect of the remaining posts he will necessarily have to be brought over to the revised pay structure. Rule 6 – This rule prescribes the manner in which option has to be exercised and also the authority who shall be apprised of such option. The option has to be exercised in the form appended to the rules. It should be noted that it is not sufficient for a Railway servant to exercise the option within the specified time limit but also to ensure that it reaches the prescribed authority within the time limit. In the case of persons who are outside India at the time of notification of these rules, the period within which the option has to be exercised is three months from the date they take over charge of the post in India. In the case of Railway servants the revised pay structure of whose posts are announced subsequent to the date of issue of these rules, the period of three months will run from the date of such announcement. Persons who have retired between 1st January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules are also eligible to exercise option. Rule 7 – This rule deals with the actual fixation of pay in the revised pay structure on 1st January, 2016 and is self explanatory. The benefit of this rule is not admissible in cases where a Railway servant has elected the revised pay structure in respect of his substantive post, but has retained the existing scale in respect of an officiating post. Rule 8 – This Rule prescribes the method of fixation of pay of employees appointed on direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016. Rule 9 & 10 – These rules prescribe the manner in which the next increment in the new pay structure shall be regulated. Rule 11 to 17 – These rules are self-explanatory. [F. No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/1] R. K. VERMA, Secy./
Railway Board Download the notification from egazette.nic.in

7th CPC fixation of pay and payment of arrears

Finance Ministry Orders Finmin Orders regarding Fixation of Pay and Arrears as per the 7th CPC Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – fixation of pay and payment of arrears – instructions 7th CPC fixation of pay and payment of arrears - instructions regarding.

AaNo.1-5/2016-IC Government of India/Bharat Sarkar Ministry of Finance/ Vitaa mantralaya Department of Expenditure /Vyaya Vibhag (Implementation Cell, 7th CPC) Room No. 214, The Ashok New Delhi, the 29th July, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission — fixation of pay and payment of arrears – instructions – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25.07.2016, bringing out the decisions of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission as well as the consequent promulgation of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, notified vide G.S.R No. 721(E) dated 25th July, 2016 regarding fixation of pay in the revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 and to say the provisions governing such fixation of pay have been clearly enunciated in the said Rules.

2. Accordingly, in pursuance of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, appropriate necessary action to fix the pay of the employees covered thereunder in the revised pay structure needs to be carried out forthwith in accordance with the provisions contained therein. In order to facilitate a smooth and systematic fixation of pay, a proforma for the purpose (Statement of Fixation of Pay) is enclosed at Annexure. The statement of fixation of pay in revised pay structure as per CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 be prepared in triplicate and one copy thereof be placed in the Service Book of the employee concerned and another copy made available to the concerned accounting authorities [Chief Controller of Accounts/Controller of Accounts/Accounts Officer] for post-check.

3. The revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 includes the Dearness Allowance of 125% sanctioned from 01.01.2016 in the pre-revised pay structure. Thus, Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be zero from 01.01.2016. The rate and the date of effect of the first installment of Dearness Allowance in the revised pay structure shall be as per the orders to be issued in this behalf in future.

4. The decision on the revised rates and the date of effect of all Allowances (other than Dearness Allowance), based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission shall be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all such Allowances shall continue to be reckoned and paid at the existing rates under the terms and conditions prevailing in the pre-revised pay structure as if the existing pay structure has not been revised under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 issued on 25.07.2016

5. The contributions under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) shall continue to be applicable under the existing rates until further orders.

6. The existing system on interest free advances for medical treatment, Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall continue as hitherto.

7. The arrears as accruing on account of revised pay consequent upon fixation of pay under CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be paid in cash in one installment along with the payment of salary for the month of August, 2016, after making necessary adjustment on account of GPF and NPS, as applicable, in view of the revised pay. DDOs/PAOs shall ensure that action is taken simultaneously in regard to Government’s contribution towards enhanced subscription.

8. With a view to expediting the authorization and disbursement of arrears, it has been decided that the arrear claims may be paid without pre-check of the fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay. However, the facilities to disburse arrears without pre-check of fixation of pay will not be available in respect of those Government servants who have relinquished service on account of dismissal, resignation, discharge, retirement etc. after the date of implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations but before the preparation and drawl of the arrears claims, as well as in respect of those employees who had expired prior to exercising their option for the drawal of pay in the revised scales.
9. The requirement of pre-check of pay fixation having been dispensed with, it is not unlikely that the arrears due in some cases may be computed incorrectly leading to overpayments that might have to be recovered subsequently. Therefore, the Drawing & Disbursing Officers should make it clear to the employees under their administrative control, while disbursing the arrears; that the payments are being made subject to adjustment from amounts that may be due to them subsequently should any discrepancies be noticed later. For this purpose, an undertaking as prescribed as per a “Form of Option” under Rule 6(2) of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 shall be obtained in writing from every employee at the time of exercising option under Rule 6(1) thereof.

10. In authorizing the arrears, Income Tax as due may also be deducted and credited to Government in accordance with the instructions on the subject.
11. On receipt of the necessary options, action for drawal and disbursement of arrears should be completed immediately.
sd/- (R.K.Chaturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: http://finmin.nic.in/

7th Pay Commission Resolution – Ministry of Finance 7th Pay Commission Resolution

Ministry of Finance MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Expenditure) RESOLUTION

New Delhi, the 25th July, 2016 No. 1-2/2016-IC.— The Seventh Central Pay Commission (Commission) was set up by the Government of India vide Resolution No. 1/1/2013-E.III (A), dated the 28th February, 2014.

The period for submission of report by the Commission was extended upto 31st December, 2015 vide Resolution No. 1/1/2013-E.III(A), dated the 8th September, 2015.
The Commission, on 19th November, 2015, submitted its Report on the matters covered in its Terms of Reference as specified in the aforesaid Resolution dated the 28th February, 2014.
2. The Government, after consideration, has decided to accept the recommendations of the Commission in respect of the categories of employees covered in its Terms of Reference contained in the aforesaid Resolution dated the 28th February, 2014 in the manner as specified hereinafter.
3. The Government has accepted the Commission’s recommendations on Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay Matrices and general recommendations on pay without any material alteration with the following exceptions in Defence Pay Matrix in order to maintain parity in pay with Central Armed Police Forces, namely :-
(i) the Index of Rationalisation of Level 13A (Brigadier) in Defence Pay Matrix may be revised upward from 2.57 to 2.67; (ii) additional three stages in Levels 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), three stages in Level 13 (Colonel) and two stages in Level 13A (Brigadier) may be added appropriately in the Defence Pay Matrix.
4. (1) The Pay Matrix, in replacement of the Pay Bands and Grade Pays as in force immediately prior to the notification of this Resolution, shall be as specified in Annexure I in respect of civilian employees.
(2) With regard to fixation of pay of the employee in the new Pay Matrix as on 1st day of January, 2016, the existing pay (Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31st day of December, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The figure so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to employee’s Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay Scale in the new Pay Matrix. If a Cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate Level, that Cell shall be the revised pay; otherwise the next higher cell in that Level shall be the revised pay of the employee.
(3) After fixation of pay in the appropriate Level as specified in sub-paragraph (2) above, the subsequent increments in the Level shall be at the immediate next Cell in the Level.
5. There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July; provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation.
6. The Commission’s recommendations and Government’s decision thereon with regard to revised pay structure for civilian employees of the Central Government and personnel of All India Services as specified at Annexure I and the consequent pay fixation therein as specified at Annexure II shall be effective from the 1st day of January, 2016. The arrears on this account shall be paid during the financial year 2016-2017.
7. The recommendations on Allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will be referred to a Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members. The Committee will submit its report within a period of four months. Till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016.
8. The recommendations of the Commission relating to interest bearing Advances as well as interest free Advances have been accepted with the exception that interest free Advances for Medical Treatment, Travelling Allowance for family of deceased, Travelling Allowance on tour or transfer and Leave Travel Concession shall be retained.
9. The recommendations of the Commission for increase in rates of monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) for various categories of employees has not been accepted. The existing rates of monthly contribution shall continue. Department of Expenditure and Department of Financial Services will work out a customised group insurance scheme for Central Government employees.
10. The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Commission on upgrading of posts except for those specified at Annexure III. The recommendations on upgradation specified at Annexure III will be separately examined by Department of Personnel and Training for taking a comprehensive view in the matter.
11. The Government has not accepted the recommendations of the Commission on downgrading of posts and normal replacement will be provided in such cases.
12. While revising the pay of Doctors in respect of whom Non Practicing Allowance is admissible and Railway employees in respect of whom Running Allowance is admissible, it will be ensured that the actual raise in pay at the time of initial fixation is about 14.29 percent as recommended by the Commission.
13. The pay of officers posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme will be protected and the difference in the pay will be given to them in the form of Personal Pay to be made effective from the date of notification.
14. Recommendations not relating to pay, pension and allowances and other administrative issues specific to Departments/Cadres/Posts will be examined by the Ministries/Departments concerned as per the Allocation of Business Rules or Transaction of Business Rules. Until a decision is taken by the Government on administrative issues pertaining to
(i) Non Functional Upgradation (NFU) presently admissible to the Indian Police Service/Indian Forest Service and Organised Group ‘A’ Services,
(ii) two years’ edge to Indian Administrative Service officers vis-a-vis other All India Services/Organised Group ‘A’ Services in empanelment under Central Staffing Scheme,
(iii) grant of two additional increments at Senior Time Scale, Junior Administrative Grade and Selection Grade to Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service at par with Indian Administrative Service and Indian Foreign Service
(iv) a uniform retirement age for all ranks in Central Armed Police Forces, where the Commission could not arrive at a consensus, status quo shall be maintained.
15. A Committee of Secretaries comprising Secretaries of Departments of Personnel and Training, Financial Services and Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare will be set up to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of the National Pension System (NPS).
16. Anomalies Committees will be set up by Department of Personnel and Training to examine individual, post-specific and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of the Commission.
17. Regarding pay and related issues concerning All India Services, appropriate action will be taken by Department of Personnel and Training to give effect to the decisions on these matters as may be applicable to them.
18. The Government of India wishes to place on record their appreciation of the work done by the Commission. ORDER Ordered that this Resolution be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary. Ordered that a copy of this Resolution be communicated to the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, State Governments, Administrations of Union Territories and all other concerned.

R.K. CHATURVEDI,
Jt. Secy Authority:

http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2016/170924.pdf

Monday, 25 July 2016

Full pension arrears are to be calculated for Sepoy of group Y with 15 years’ service.

Let me explain how full pension arrears are to be calculated for Sepoy of group Y with 15 years’ service. By general understanding Arrears = what you are supposed to get - what you got. 7. With the judgment of hon'ble Supreme Court now all Sepoys to Havidlars and JCOs & Officers who could not complete 33 years' service will get full pension. This is applicable only for pre - 2006 retirees. Post - 2006 retirees do not have this restriction of 33 years to get full pension. 8. Periods of Arrears. Pension has been enhanced three times for JCOs & OR. (i) From Jan 2006 to Jun 2009. First it is was enhanced in Jan 2006 by Circular 397 and further enhanced by Circular 547. For example for a Sepoy of Group Y, it is was Rs 3500 for those retired till 09 Oct 1997 and Rs 3748 for those retired later than 10 Oct 1997 in Circular 397 and it was enhanced to Rs 3883 by Circular 547. So increase in pension or arrears is Rs 383 per month + DR from Jan 2006 to Jun 2009 for those retired till 09 Oct 1997 and Rs 135 for those who retired w.e.f 10 Oct 1997. Very small enhancements in pension amount + DR for every six months. Most of the JCOs and OR including family pensioners have already been paid this arrears in 2015. (ii) Jul 2009 to 23 Sep 2012. Pension of JCOs & OR again was increased w.e.f Jul 2009 vide Circular 430. The pension of Sepoy of Y Group with 15 years' service has gone upto Rs 4603 pm + DR. (iii) W.E.F. 24 Sep 2012. Pension of JCOs & OR was again enhanced vide Circular 501. Sepoy of Group Y with 15 years' service was fixed pension of Rs 5102 + DR per month. 8. How to work out Arrears for Sepoy Group Y with 15 years' service?. It is very simple. He also got arrears from Jan 2006 to Jun 2009 as given out by Circular 547. His pension was pro-rata reduced pension because he could not serve for 33 years including rank weightage. He gets 10 years rank weightage and his total qualifying service therefore comes to 15+10 = 25 years. Had he served for 33 years he would have got full pension. Full pension is given in Fitment table of SAI 1/S/2008. We are concerned with two scales of this fitment table. Minimum and Maximum as these have very important bearing on the pensions of JCOs & OR. The fitment table shows the following at Appendix F of SAI 1/S/2008 :- 5thCPC Scale Rs 3205-70-4300 6th CPC Scale : Rs 5200 – 20200; Grade pay = Rs 2000 and MSP = Rs 2000 Minimum of Pay Scale: Rs 3250 (first year of service) Pay in Pay Band = Rs 6205 Grade Pay = Rs 2000 MSP = Rs 2000 Total = Rs 10,250 Maximum of pay scale Rs 4300 (15th Year of service) Rs 8000 2000 2000 Rs 12,000 9. Minimum of Pay Scale. The pension w.e.f Jan 2006 to Jun 2009 was fixed in Minimum of pay scale for JCOs & OR. For Sepoy of 15 years with Gp Y it is = 0.50 x 10250 = Rs 5125 per month +DR. This is his full pension. Since he served for 15 years and with rank weightage of 10 years his pro-rata reduced pension = Rs 5125 x (15+10)/33 = Rs 3,883. This is what you have to understand the significance of Minimum of pay scale. 10. Arrears from Jan 2006 to Jun 2009.. Since the Sepoy has to get full pension arrears are = 5125-3883 = Rs 1242 +DR from Jan 2006 to Jun 2009 11. Arrears from Jul 2009 to 23 Sep 2012. The Govt of India in Circular 430 fixed pension of JCOs & OR at Maximum of pay scale i.e. Rs 12000 x 0.5 = Rs 6000. This is full pension of a Sepoy of Gp Y with 15 years’ service. But he put in only 15 years’ service with rank weightage his pro-rata reduced pension is fixed at Rs 6000 x (15+10)/33. Arrears are Rs 6000 – 6000 x (25/33) = 6000 x (8/33) +DR from Jun 2009 to 23 Sep 2012. 12. Arrears w.e.f. 24 Sep 2012. Govt of India made two concessions. First is the rank weightage has been increased by 2 years to Sepoys to Havildars and maximum service to get full pension has been reduced to 32 years. Pension has been fixed at Maximum of the scale. So the arrears are = Rs 6000 – 6000 x (15+12)/32. = 6000 – 6000 x (27/32) = 6000 x 5/32 + DR from 24 Sep 2012 onwards. 13. Table for Arrears for Full Pension for Pre – 2006 Sepoys of Y group with 15 years’ service. Attached in MS Excel worksheet. regards, Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd) 9493191380

Govt To Issue Notification On 7th Pay Commission This Week

:Finmin
New Delhi: Government will issue notification for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations this week, a Finance Ministry’s official said on Monday. 7th Pay Commission report will be effective from January 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said during a press conference following a Cabinet meeting on June 29.

“The Finance Ministry will issue notification for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations this week, after which it will be put on the department site for downloads,” the official told The Sen Times.
Thereafter, the central government employees could get the revised pay from their August salaries and arrears are to be also paid in this Financial year, he said. “Once issued by the Ministry, the notification will be given all pay panel benefits to 4.8 million central government employees and 5.2 million pensioners except allowances.” he added.
7th Pay Commission recommendations relating to allowances has been referred to a Finance Secretary Committee by the cabinet. It will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months, till a final decision, all existing allowances to be paid as per the existing rates in existing pay structure, the cabinet note says.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has been pushing hard for early payment of 7th Pay Commission pay hike as it says it will help the central government employees and pensioners in a better way of life. The Union Cabinet last month approved the recommendations made by the 7th pay commission. It accepted the recommendation to increase minimum pay from existing Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month. A fitment factor of 2.57 would apply for pay revision of all employees and the rate of annual increment has been retained at 3%. The new pay structure has dropped the pay bands and grade pay and okayed a new pay matrix. The pay panel had in November last year recommended 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

There is resentment from central government employees’ Unions in respect of minimum pay, they are demanding minimum pay Rs. 26,000 instead of Rs 18,000 and 3.68 fitment factor instead of 2.57.
The government assured them to consider their demands through a High Level Committee, which will soon be set up and the government will take steps accordingly but it will not affect issuing of notification for implementation of 7th Pay Commission.
The 7th Pay Commission report will be effective from January 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said during a press conference following a Cabinet meeting on June 29, adding that the Cabinet will decide if the arrears for the six months have to be paid in one go or in installments.
TST

Saturday, 23 July 2016

7th CPC Cabinet Decision – Frequently Asked Question

Has the 7th CPC recommendation fully accepted? Yes, it has been approved by the cabinet on 29th June 2016.

Did Cabinet approve for the employees request of changing minimum wages?

No, the 7th CPC recommendation will be implemented (Rs.18000/-)

What is the Fitment Factor used in Pay Matrix?
A fitment factor of 2.57 will be applied across all Levels in the Pay Matrices.

When will I get my arrears?
All arrears including pensioner will be paid during this financial year (2016-17) itself.

What would be Rate of increment?
Rate of increment has been retained at 3 %. This will benefit the employees in future on account of higher basic pay as the annual increments that they earn in future will be 2.57 times than at present.

What would be the current House Building Advance?
The ceiling of House Building Advance from Rs.7.50 lakh to 25 lakh,

What would be my current Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS)?
It will stay at the existing rate of Rs.30, Rs.60 & Rs.120/- for Group C, B & A respectively.

Has the old allowance has been abolished?
Currently No (June’2016). Existing will continue and after 4 month’s there may be changes.

What would be the HRA Percentage after Cabinet Decision?
HRA would be at the rate of 30, 20 & 10 percentage and after 4 month’s there may be changes.

What’s the status of NPS Implementation?
Cabinet decided to form two separate committee for looking into the issues.

Has there been any changes in Defence Pay Matrix?
Yes, there has been changes in 13A (Brigadier), Level 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), 13 (Colonel) and 13A (Brigadier).

Will there be any changes in Military Service Pay?
Yes, Rates of Military Service Pay revised from Rs. 1000, 2000, 4200 & 6000 to 3600, 5200, 10800 & 15500 respectively for various categories of Defence Forces personnel.

For pension, what would be multiplication factor?
2.57 would be the factor to determine the pension and will be reviewed after 4 months.

Have question on 7th CPC?
Post your comments in our website Source-http://www.7thpaycommissionnews.com/

Saturday, 16 July 2016

EXPECTATION OF 7TH PAY COMMISSION

Indian Military Veterans
EXPECTATION  OF 7TH PAY COMMISSION.REPORT

SOME OF THE DEMANDS AND ACCEPTANCES..

. Present DA of 125% will be merged with Basic. And
    DA rate with effect from 1-1-2016 to 30-6-2016 will be 0%.

1. Common Pay scale for X  & Y group not accepted because it will create discrimination among serving personnel.

2.  MSP for JCOs & Ors  -5200  ( 2000X2.57)
     For Hony & Comm.officers-15500

3. Hav / PO/  Sgts  are highly skilled Technician, hence, Demanded for
    Grade Pay  2800 to 4200  but not accepted.

4. X group Pay for Diploma Holders: - 6200  and
     Non Diploma holders of X group-    3600   (1400X2.57)

5. Demand for Additional pension from 70 yrs instead of 80Yrs of age not agreed.

6. Demand for adding  Disability  / War injury element  with family pension
    Not  considered.

7. Demand  for Pension at  75% of emolument not accepted. Only the existing 50% .accepted.

8. Pension of Hony,Nb.Sub  to be equated with Regular Nb.Sub-  Not accepted.

9. Broad Banding of DE / WIE for all category – Invalided out, Boarded out  and   released/ discharged and  on completion of terms and condition-   Agreed.

10. Demand for pension after 10 yrs service instead of 15 yrs. in DSC - not    agreed.


11. Calculation  of DE  and WIE  is switched over to Slab system from percentage method.  
 For Example: Disability  Rates:

      Sepoy to Hav…………..12000
      JCOs……………..          17000
      Hony& Comm Offrs…..  27000

12. Matrix-  Option   I      with increments

      Matrix-  Option II       with MF…..2.57.

For Example:  At Entry level 5  i.e at starting: -15 yrs of service.
For a Rank of Hav/ PO/ SGT-  -- Grade Pay-2800- Group-X
As per Matrix Table-     Starting  Pay……29200-   Option- I
Plus increment- which is to be added
                Military Service pay…………     5200
       X-Group pay for  X group only……     3600
                                      Total pay……..     38000
                                   Pension at 50%.........19000  .
                This may be the basic pension    from 1-1-2016  + DA
At present   8585 +10732=19317
( with the hope  the OROP rate is taken)

But if you calculate as per Matrix system; Option- II
       8585 X 2.57=22063  This is the Basic pension.
So, the option II will be beneficial now.

Dear Veteran brothers, there may be changes  in our calculation later
after the actual  Orders/Circulars are issued..

These points are taken from main report of 900 pages before cabinet
ap

New Features Released For NPS Subscribers

Indian Military Veterans
New Features Released For NPS Subscribers
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (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, recently many new functionalities have been released to provide the ease of operation for the benefit of subscribers and nodal offices. These are detailed below:
Functionality released recently for the benefit of NPS subscribers:
S.No
FunctionalitiesBenefits Description
1Mobile Application

Mobile Application for NPS is now available to the Subscriber’s in ‘Google Play Store’ as ‘NPS by NSDL e-Gov’ for installation and use
In Mobile App, the Subscriber will be able to raise the request for Transaction Statement for a particular financial year which will be sent to his registered mail ID at end of the day, can view his/her NPS account, latest details of scheme wise units along with latest NAV and the total value of the schemes, details of the last five contributions credited,  can change contact details (Telephone/Mobile no./Email ID), change password/security Question add/modify his/her password and set security question (for password reset) through Mobile App. Notifications, if any, from CRA will be available to the Subscriber. Short messages will be displayed here.
2Change of address using Aadhaar authenticationThe Subscribers can now update/modify their address on their own using Aadhaar based authentication. After logging in CRA, Subscriber will use the menu “Update Address” by providing the Aadhaar No and click on the ‘submit’ button. After which an OTP will be sent to Subscriber’s mobile. Once the Subscriber authenticates by submitting the OTP, address details from Aadhaar system will be fetched and updated in the CRA system. In this process, Subscriber will be able to update permanent as well as correspondence address.
3Scheme Preference change facilityOnce Subscriber opts to change his / her Scheme Preference after logging in, an OTP will be sent to the Subscriber (on their registered mobile number). After authentication is done with OTP, the Subscriber can change their PFM, Asset Class, Allocation Ratio, Scheme Options.
4Tier II activation through eNPSAny subscriber having Tier I account in NPS can now activate Tier II account online through eNPS by entering his / her PRAN, DOB and PAN. An OTP will be generated and will be sent to the registered mobile number. Subscriber has to enter the OTP and proceed for Tier II activation under NPS.
5KYC re-verification using Aadhaar authenticationA Subscriber whose Bank has not confirmed (rejected) his / her KYC verification request can now update the address details and confirm KYC using Aadhaar based authentication. The Subscriber needs to simply go to eNPS site, click on Update details and proceed.
6Facility to contribute OnlineSubscribers are contributing through online mode using eNPS portal of NPS Trust. Now, a facility has been made available to contribute online by Subscribers using IPIN credentials in CRA system. Subscriber can login into the CRA system and click on “Contribution” menu. On submission, the Subscriber will be redirected to eNPS contribution page from where he / she can contribute as per existing process of eNPS.
7Withdrawal from Tier II accountAt present, for Withdrawal from Tier II account, the NPS subscribers are required to visit the branch of the associated Point of Presence (POPs) or Nodal Office. Now, the NPS Subscribers have a facility to initiate withdrawal request from Tier II account using their login credentials and OTP authentication on registered mobile number.
8Online IPIN generation
The eNPS Subscribers can now access the CRA system immediately after registering without waiting for physical I-PIN to be despatched. Facility is now available where the Subscriber will generate I-PIN instantly and access his / her NPS account.
Currently, NPS and APY together have 1.29 crore subscribers with total Asset under Management (AUM) of 1.34 lakh crore.
Source :  PIB

7TH CPC SALARY DETAILS-AIRF CLARIFICATION

Indian Military Veterans

All India Railwaymen's Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi - 110055

No.AIRF/405(VII CPC)
Dated: July 13, 2016

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades!

In continuation of our earlier letter of even number dated 8th July, 2016, wherein clarification was issued, whether payment of salaries based on 7th CPC recommendations will be made from current month or otherwise, it is hereby clarified that; salary of August month will be based on 7th CPC recommendations.


 Yours fraternally,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source:http://www.airfindia.org/2016/07/14/7th-pay-commission-clarification-regarding-salaries-to-be-paid/

Friday, 15 July 2016

Latest PPO Sangam - For all officers and JCO/OR irrespective of service

Indian Military Veterans

 
 
The following message is of importance to all Defence Services Pensioners/ Family Pensioners.
 
In case you have not yet received the latest PPO, please do follow up and send the necessary information to PCDA, Allahabad soonest.
  
Please convey this to the maximum number of pensioners etc whom you may know, thanks.
__________________
 


Our Esteemed Veterans and Next of Kin,

1.      There have been a few changes in the pension policy post implementation of 6 CPC. One major change is, doing away with weightage and calculation of pension as per rank and qualifying service. Post 6 CPC the pensions have been revised many times i.e in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014 (as OROP).

2.      To cater for these changes PCDA (Pension) Allahabad undertook “Project Sangam” and printed fresh corrigendum PPO’s for all pre-6CPC retirees so that they get the correct rate of pension. As per PCDA (P) Allahabad they have printed and dispatched approx 14 lakh ‘Sangam PPO’s’ to all pre-2006 pensioners (including widows & NOKs).

3.      Our interaction on ground with pensioners reveal that many of the pensioners do not have this PPO which is generated post 2009 with them. If you do not have this PPO which is issued after 2009; please act as follows.

(a)     JCOs, ORs and NOKs.     Please write to respective Record Offices for getting a copy of your Sangam PPO’s.

(b)     Officers and NOKs.          Visit www.pcdapension.nic.in. On the front page at the bottom, you shall find a scroll giving some details. Above the scroll you shall see in red fonts written ‘Sangam Project PPO in respect of Commissioned Officer’. Please click on this and fill in the details and send to sangam cell 
<cdasangam@gmail.com> /cda-albd@nic.in to get Sangam PPO’s.

Please Note that PPO’s are your most priced documents and PPO’s are to be preserved. The toll free helpline number of PCDA (P) Allahabad is 18001805325.

Blog Archive

Disclaimer

The contents posted on these Web Site are personal reflections of the Viewers and do not reflect the views of the "Indian Military Veterans- Web" Team. Neither the "Indian Military Veterans -Web" nor the individual authors of any material on these Web accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused (including through negligence), which anyone may directly or indirectly suffer arising out of use of or reliance on information contained in or accessed through these Web.
This is not an official Web site. This forum is run by team of ex- Indian Army, Veterans for social networking of Indian Defence Veterans. It is not affiliated to or officially recognized by the MoD or the AHQ, or Government/ State.
The Indian Military Veterans Forum will endeavor to edit/ delete any material which is considered offensive, undesirable and or impinging on national security. The WebTeam is very conscious of potentially questionable content. However, where a content is posted and between posting and removal from the Web in such cases, the act does not reflect either the condoning or endorsing of said material by the Team.
Web Moderator: Capt KS Ramaswamy (Retd)

Resources


JOIN SITE AS MEMBER AS ABOVE & TYPE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS HERE FOR AUTO E-MAIL UPDATES