Sunday, 14 August 2016

Exercise option within Three Months of the Date of Notification

To Exercise option under the provisos to rule 5 with in three months of the Notification of Revised Pay Rule 2016 is issued.
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 Revised Pay Rule 2016.
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 Government 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 Government 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 Government 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 subrule (1), the Government 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 favorable 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).
Source : Finmin.nic.in

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Our Federation sent a strong protest letter to the Secretary,Department of Posts

Cabinet to decide on allowances under Pay Commission: Arun Jaitley

As far as allowances are concerned, 51 have been abolished while 37 have been subsumed
The Union will take a decision on the suggestions of a special committee which has been set up to look into the provision of allowances under the recommendations, Finance Minister said on Tuesday.
Replying to a question on the pay commission in Rajya Sabha, the minister said the government has decided that the recommendations on allowances, other than dearness allowance, will be examined by a committee headed by Finance Secretary as chairperson and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare among others as its members.
The committee, which was constituted on July 22, has been asked to submit its report within four months. Its first meeting took place on August 4.
"As far as allowances are concerned, 51 have been abolished while 37 have been subsumed. As the measures are radical in nature, even the employees' unions have given their suggestions in the matter and therefore a special committee has been formed to look into it. Whatever the committee decides, it will go to the Cabinet," Jaitley said.
The matters relating to pay and pension as decided by the government have been implemented with effect from January one this year.
Women May Get Maternity Leave for 26 Weeks


Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya may table the bill in Rajya Sabha today
Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya may table the much-awaited amendment to Maternity Benefit Act, 1961bill in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday , paving way for 26 weeks of maternity leave to working women. Move is also aimed at providing 12 weeks of maternity leave to commissioning mothers and introducing an enabling provision of “work from home“ for nursing mothers. The changes proposed by the labour ministry have been recently approved by the Cabinet, a senior labour ministry official told ET.
Since these changes proposed to the Act are women friendly the ministry is hopeful that the amendment bill will sail through the Upper House. Following its passage in Rajya Sabha the bill will be tabled in Lok Sabha where the Modi government enjoys a majority.
“As per the proposed amendments, maternity leave for women working in both private and public sector will be enhanced to 26 weeks as against the existing 12 weeks,“ the official said, adding that the 26-week leave, however, will be not be available to those women employees who have two or more children.
According to the official, the amended Act will also propose 12 weeks of maternity leave to commissioning mothers who use surrogates to bear a child as well as to working women adopting a baby below the age of three months.“Additionally , the amended Act will have an enabling provision that would allow nursing moms to work from home even after 26 weeks of maternity leave, depending upon their job profile,“ the official added.
But, work-from-home option will be available where the nature of work assigned to the employee permits her to do so.The woman employee and her employer have to mutually agree on the duration of the `work from home' arrangement.
The “women-friendly“ steps also include making it must for firms with 50 employees to have creches individually or a few firms can set up a common facility within a prescribed distance.
The employer will have to allow four visits to the creche which will include the interval of rest allowed to women employees.

Medical Facilities for Government Employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2566
TO BE ANSWERED ON 9TH AUGUST, 2016

MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 
2566. SHRI RAM KUMAR KASHYAP:



Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state the details of medical facilities being provided to Central Government employees?
ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)
(i) Central Govt. employees drawing their salary from Central Civil Estimates of Government of India are covered under Central Govt. Health Scheme (CGHS) in the cities where CGHS is in operation.

Facilities available to Central Government employees under CGHS are as under :
1. OPD treatment and medicines from CGHS Wellness Centres
2. Specialist Consultation at Govt. Hospitals
3. Hospitalization at Govt. and CGHS empanelled hospitals
4. Investigations at Govt. and empanelled Diagnostic centres.

5. Medical consultation and dispensing of medicines in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha systems of medicine (AYUSH).

6. In case of emergency, CGHS beneficiaries can go to any hospital, empanelled or non-empanelled and avail medical treatment.

7. Reimbursement of expenses for treatment in Private unrecognized hospitals in case of emergency.

8. The beneficiary can go to any CGHS Wellness Centre in the country.

9. Reimbursement of expenses incurred for purchase of medical equipments such as hearing aid, hip/knee joint implants, artificial limbs, pace makers, ICD/Combo device, Neuro implants etc., as per the CGHS ceiling rates and guidelines.

(ii) Central Government employees who are not covered under CGHS are provided medical facilities under Central Service (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944. They can avail treatment from Central Government / State Govt. Hospitals and hospitals recognised by the State Govt./CGHS/CS (MA) as well as the hospitals fully funded by either Central Govt. or the State Govt. with the approval of the Head of the Department on the basis of medical prescription issued by the concerned Authorized Medical Attendant.


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Pay Fixation on Promotion or MACP in 7th CPC – Option Calculation with illustrations

All the central government employees are in busy with calculating which Option is beneficial to them in order to get full benefit from 7th CPC Revised pay .


Actually there is no dilemma for CG employees those who didn’t get any Promotion/MACP from 1st January to 1st July 2016. There are some cases in this category that choosing Option to revise Pay from Date of Next Increment gives more benefit than opting 1.1.2016 to revise 7th CPC Pay .

The government servants those who got Promotion / MACP in the Period from 2nd January to 1st July are finding it difficult to decide which Option is correct and More beneficial to them. No body in the administrative Department ready to guide the right way to the Government servants since there is no clarity in 7th CPC in respect of Revising/Fixing pay on Promotion Date. But It was clearly illustrated in Sixth CPC.



Let us workout the Pay Fixation in different Options to revise pay in 7th CPC to understand which Option is Beneficial in Longer run.



Let us take an example,
Assume a government servant has been promoted to Next Grade to 2800 on any date between 2nd January 2016 to 1st July 2016. Let us take 1st march 2016 was his date of Promotion.

His existing pay as on 1.1.2016 = Band Pay of 9100 + Grade pay of 2400 = 11500


If He Choose Option -I to revise his Pay from 1.1.2016

macp-7thCPC-2


b) Fixation for Option to revise Pay on Promotion Date need to be Clarified by Government
Since there is no Grade pay involved in 7th CPC, Adding Grade Pay difference on Promotion date is not applicable in 7th Pay Commission for this category.


macp-7thCPC-2

Which Option is More beneficial ..?

From the above calculation, it shows that Selecting Option -II to revise Pay with effect from Date of Next Increment i.e 1st July 2016 is more beneficial than Option-I.

It may differ to individual to individual based on Grade Pay and no of increments earned in that Particular Grade.

THE IMPACT OF SELECTING OPTION -II IN THE ABOVE CASE

a. Pay revision come into force with effect from 1st July 2016,
b. You have to travel in Sixth CPC Pay up to 30th June 2016
c. So There will be no arrears for the Period from January 2016 to June 2016


Source: http://7thpaycommissionnews.in/