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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

CADRE RESTRUCTURING MEETING TO BE HELD ON 28.04.2014.


SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION OF PA/SA DIRECT RECRUITMENT, 2014

HARYANA, KARNATAKA CIRCLES             - 27.04.2014 FROM 2 PM TO  4 PM

DELHI, KERALA AND RAJASTHAN CIRCLES - 27.04.2014 FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM

ASSM, CHATTISHGARH, NORTHEAST & ORISSA CIRCLES - 27.04.14 10 AM TO 12 PM

Candidates may download the Admit Cards for above stated Postal Circles by Logging into the website from today to exam date. Please keep visiting the website www.pasadrexam2014.in for exam schedules for other Postal Circles & updates.


The 7th pay commission report – when is it going to be submitted?

The announcement about the 7th pay commission report came out on September the 25th of 2013. This pay commission unlike the 6th pay commission was set up well in advance. This became possible due to significant efforts of various organisations, union lists and the finance commission report. Announcements say that the 7th pay commission will be implemented from 1.1.2016 and it will take approximately 18 months time for the report to be submitted.
Recently, the 7th pay commission Chairman and the members gave out a public statement on 4.2.2014 and after that on 22.2.2014 the important 7th cpc terms and references were released. Now, the thought that floats on everyone’s mind is whether the 7th pay commission report will be submitted within the 18 months time period and will the employees be able to get the benefits along with their salary from 1.1.2016.

Recently, in the Lok Shaba during the question and answer session, it was pointed out that no specific time limit can be specified as of now for the implementation of the 7th pay commission. However, the finance ministry is now recruiting people for the 7th pay commission pay cell on deputation basis. This is a good attempt which boosts our confidence in the fact that the 7th pay commission will be put into effect on time.

Reports of the Earlier Pay Commissions
If the employees get the benefits of the 7th pay commission along with our salary on 1.1.2016, then, this will be the first time we are given the pay commission benefits without arrears. I am providing a link containing reports about when the previous pay commissions were set and when they were implemented.
Pay Commission
Date of Appointment
Date of submission of report
Financial impact (Rs. In crores)
Time
First Pay Commission
May, 1946
May, 1947
N.A
1 YEAR
Second Pay Commission
August, 1957
August, 1959
39.62
2 YEARS
Third Pay Commission
April, 1970
March, 1973
144.60
3 YEARS (aprx)
Fourth Pay Commission
June, 1983
3 reports submitted in June, 1986; Dec. 1986 and May, 1987
1282
4 YEARS(aprx)
Fifth Pay Commission
April, 1994
January, 1997
17,000
3YEARS (aprx)
Sixth pay commission
July 2006
March 2008
18 months

Arrears of the 6th Pay Commission :- When you see the timetable above, you can understand that none of the previous pay commissions were implemented on time and without the payment of arrears. When the 6th pay commission was implemented, the government paid a huge amount as arrears in two instalments. This impacted the economy considerably and caused changes in inflation rate and GDP. This shocking fact was revealed by the 13th finance committee report.

The Benefits of the Timely Implementation of the 7th Pay Commission :- What benefits will the employees get if the 7th pay commission is implemented on 1.1.2016? Let us have a look.

Firstly, all the allowances and benefits can be got on 1.1.2016. When the benefits are paid as arrears the employees will not get some of the allowances due to exclusion.

Secondly, the government will not have to pay a huge amount as arrears and thereby can avoid economic burden.

Thirdly, if a National Anomaly Committee is set up and the shortcomings of the 7th pay commission are corrected immediately, employees can receive the benefits easily. We have to note that several points mentioned the anomaly committee report of the 6th pay commission still remain problematic and uncorrected.

Fourthly, let us have a look at the elements of ACP and MACP. Like the ACP and MACP, the financial up gradation is going to be introduced in the 7th Pay Commission; the issues that may arise due to this have to be resolved in a timely manner so that everyone may be benefitted by it.   In the 5th pay commission, the time limit for promotion through ACP remained at 12 years, and in the 6th pay commission the time limit for promotions through MACP remained at 10 years. In the 5th pay commission, a new method of promotion through hierarchy was introduced. In the 6th pay commission promotions happened through grade pay structure.

The main aim of introducing ACP and MACP is to make sure that an employee gets minimal promotion at least thrice in his life time of service. If this is the case, the minimal service period of an employee should be at least 30 years. But presently, employees are appointed even at the age of 37 and so their service period is just 23 years. Such problems have to be carefully considered well in advance and solved before the 7th pay commission is implemented.

Let us believe that the 7th pay commission will be the first arrears-free pay commission and implemented on time as per the guidelines of the 13th finance commission.


Govt woman employee can get uninterrupted two-year leave for child care: SC

The Supreme Court held that a woman employee of central govt can get uninterrupted leave for two years, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. Reuters
The Supreme Court today held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. 

A bench of justices S J Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High Court which had held that Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules do not permit uninterrupted CCL(Child Care Leave) for 730 days.

"On perusal of circulars and Rule 43-C, it is apparent that a woman government employee having minor children below 18 years can avail CCL for maximum period of 730 days i.e. during the entire service period for taking care of upto two children. The care of children is not for rearing the smaller child but also to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc," the bench said.

It said that CCL even beyond 730 days can be granted by combining other leave if due and the finding of the High Court was based neither on Rule 43-C nor on guidelines issued by the central government.

The court passed the order on a petition filed by a woman government employee Kakali Ghosh challenging government's decision not to grant her leave of 730 days for preparing her son for secondary/senior examinations.

She had first approached Central Administrative Tribunal Calcutta for getting leave. The tribunal had ordered in her favour but the High Court reversed the order after which she moved the apex court.

The apex court set aside the High Court's order.

"We set aside the impugned judgement dated September 18, 2012 passed by the Division Bench of Calcutta High Court, Circuit Bench at Port Blair and affirm the judgement and order dated April 30, 2012 passed by the Tribunal with a direction to the respondents to comply with the directions issued by the Tribunal within three months from the date of receipt/ production of this judgement," it said.

Source:
 http://www.financialexpress.com
25% increase in Allowances whenever DA goes up by 50% – Whether Separate Orders Needed ?
As per the recommendations of Sixth Pay Commission Report, Government included a clause while granting / revising certain allowances such as Children Education Allowance, Travelling Allowance, Conveyance Allowance, Cash handling allowance, Risk Allowance, Bad Climate Allowance, Hill Area Allowance, Remote Locality Allowance, Tribal Area Allowances etc to the etc that whenever Dearness Allowance applicable to Central Government employees goes up by 50%, these allowances would be automatically increased by 25%.
We are getting repeated queries from readers whether any Separate orders will be issued by Government for increasing Allowance by 25% which are linked with increase in DA, since Dearness Allowance has gone up by 50% for the second time now. We are of the opinion that there is no need for Separate orders for increasing these Allowances by 25% as Office Memorandums / Orders relating to these Allowances have the clause “whenever Dearness Allowance applicable to Central Government employees  goes up by 50%, these allowances would be automatically increased by 25%
The following Table provides the quantum of increase in Allowances linked with increase in DA
Name of the Allowances & Advances
Original Allowance as per 6CPC
Existing amount of Allowance after DA increases by 50%
Revised Allowances per month if DA increases by 100%
Children Education Allowance
Rs.1000
Rs.1250
Rs. 1500
Hostel SubsidyAllowance
Rs.3,000
Rs.3,750
Rs. 4500
Special Compensatory Hill Area Allowance
Rs.600 / Rs.480
Rs.750 / Rs.600
Rs. 900 / 720
Special Compensatory Scheduled / Tribal Area Allowance
Rs.400 / Rs.240
Rs.500 / Rs.300
Rs. 600 / 450
Project Allowance
Rs.1,500 / Rs.1,000
Rs.1,875 /Rs.1,250
Rs. 2250 / 1500
Speical Compensatory (Remote Locality)Allowance
Rs.2,600 /Rs.2,100 /Rs.1,500 /Rs.400
Rs. 3,250 /Rs.2,625 /Rs.1,875 / Rs.500
Rs. 3900 / 3150 / 2250 / 600
Cycle Maintenance Allowance
Rs.60 (Per month)
Rs.75 (Per month)
Rs.90
Mileage for road journey/all components of daily allowance on tour/reimbursement for transfer of personal effects
Rs.500 / Rs.300 / Rs.200 / Rs.150 / Rs.100
Rs.625 / Rs.375 / Rs.250 / Rs.190 / Rs.125 (TA for personal effects-Rs.22.50 per km / Rs. 11.25 per km / Rs.6.90 per km)
Rs.555 / 450 / 300 / 225 / 150(TA for personal Effects – Rs. 27 per km / 13.50 per km / 6.90 per km)
Rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 (Motor Car)
Rs.1,120 / Rs.1,680 / Rs.2,070 / Rs.2,430 / Rs.3,000
Rs.1,400 / Rs.2,100 / Rs.2,590 / Rs.3,040 / Rs.3,750
Rs.1680 / 2520 / 3105 / 3645 / 4500
Rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 (Other modes)
Rs.370 / Rs.480 / Rs.640 / Rs.750 / Rs.850
Rs. 470 / Rs.600 / Rs.800 / Rs.940 / Rs.1,070
Rs.555 / 720 / 960 / 1125 / 1275
Washing Allowance
Rs.60
Rs.75
Rs.90
Split Duty Allowance
Rs.200
Rs.250
Rs.300
Spl. Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children
Rs.1,000 per month
Rs.1,250 per month
Rs.1500
Cash Handling Allowance
Rs.600 / Rs.500 / Rs.400 / Rs.300 / Rs.150
Rs.750 / Rs.625 / Rs.500 / Rs.375 / Rs.190
Rs.900 / 750 / 600 / 450 / 225
Risk Allowance
DOPT 21012/1/2008-Estt.(Allowance)
12.3.2009
To be announced
Postgraduate Allowance
Rs.1,000 / Rs.600
Rs.1,250 / Rs.750
Rs. 1500 / 900
Desk Allowance
Rs.600
Rs.750
Rs.900
Bad Climate Allowance
Rs.400 / Rs.240
Rs.500 / Rs.300
Rs.600 / 360
Advances for purchase of Bicycle
Rs.3,000
Rs.3,750
Rs.4500
Advances for purchase of Warm clothing
Rs.3,000
Rs.3,750
Rs.4500
Festival Advance
Rs.3,000
Rs.3,750
Rs.4500
Natural Calamity Advance
Rs.3,000
Rs.3,750
Rs.4500


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

ESTIMATED 7TH PAY COMMISSION PAY SCALES BASED ON THE METHODS ADOPTED IN 6CPC PAY REVISION – ESTIMATION OF 7TH CPC PAY IN PAY BAND AND GRADE PAY AS ON 01.01.2016.

Even as the 7th Pay Commission was constituted recently by Government for revision of Pay and allowances of Central Government Employees, Railway Employees and Defence Personnels, wide spread speculations on projected 7th Pay Commission pay scales are already going on. Blogs that provide Central Government Employees news and information have already started estimating possible 7th CPC pay scales based on different ideas.

GConnect.in was the first site that launched 6th Pay Commission Pay, Pension and arrears Calculator (Click here to check GConnect 6th CPC Pay and arrears Calculator) which received atmost popularity among Central Government Employees and CG Pensioners.

In respect of revised Pay and allowances of 7th Pay Commission also GConnect would come up with similar pay and pension calculators.

As a precursor, we thought of estimating 7th Pay Commission pay bands and grade pays based on the same methods adopted by Govt for determining 6th CPC revised pay Scales from the pre-revised (5th CPC) pay scales

Before estimation of 7th CPC Pay Scales let us have a look at the 6th CPC Pay Bands and Grade Pay Structure

6th CPC revised Pay Band, Grade Pay, Starting Pay in PB and Entry Pay
Pre RevisedPay Scale
PB
6 CPCPay Band
GradePay
StartingPay
Entry PayNew Recruits
S-1, S-2
PB-1
5200-20200
1800
5200
7000
S-3
PB-1
5200-20200
1800
5360

S4
PB-1
5200-20200
1800
5530

S-5
PB-1
5200-20200
1900
5880
7730
S-6
PB-1
5200-20200
2000
6060
8460
S-7
PB-1
5200-20200
2400
7440
9910
S-8
PB-1
5200-20200
2800
8370
11360






S-9
PB-2
9300-34800
4200
9300
13500
S-10
PB-2
9300-34800
4200
10230

S-11
PB-2
9300-34800
4200
12090

S-12
PB-2
9300-34800
4200
12090

S-13
PB-2
9300-34800
4600
13860
17140
S-14
PB-2
9300-34800
4800
13950
18150
S-15
PB-2
9300-34800
5400
14880







New
PB-3
15600-39100
5400
15600
21000
S-16
PB-3
15600-39100
5400
16740

S-17
PB-3
15600-39100
5400
16740

S-18
PB-3
15600-39100
6600
19210
25350
S-19
PB-3
15600-39100
6600
18600

S-20
PB-3
15600-39100
6600
19810

S-21
PB-3
15600-39100
7600
22320
29500
S-22
PB-3
15600-39100
7600
23720

S-23
PB-3
15600-39100
7600
22320







S-24
PB-4
37400-67000
8700
37400
46100
S-25
PB-4
37400-67000
8700
39690

S-26
PB-4
37400-67000
8900
39690
49100
S-27
PB-4
37400-67000
8900
39690

S-28
PB-4
37400-67000
10000
37400
53000
S-29
PB-4
37400-67000
10000
44700

S-30
PB-4
37400-67000
12000
51850
59100
S-31
HAG
75500-80000
75500

S-32
HAG
75500-80000
75500

S-33
Apex
80000 (fixed)

S-34
Apex
90000 (fixed)


Multiplication Factor of 1.86 adopted to for revision of Pay on implementation of 6th CPC :

While implementing 6th Pay Commission Government decided to adopt a multiplication factor of 1.86 for most of the pre-revised pay Scales to determine the revised pay in band of an employee
The 6th CPC revised pay in pay band of an employee was determined by multiplying the pre-revised basic pay drawn as on 01.01.2006 with 1.86 ( Of course, some of the pre-revised pay scales at higher level was revised by multiplying a factor more than 1.86).
This multiplying factor 1.86 was arrived at by taking in to account following components of pre-revised pay received by an employee prior to 01.01.2006.

Component
Multifplication Factor
Component A – Pre-revised Basic Pay
1
Component B – Dearness Pay (50% of pre-revised Basic Pay)
0.50
Component C – 24% Dearness Allowance on pre-revised basic pay and D.P prior to 01.01.2006
0.36 (24% on factors 1+0.5 taken for B.P and D.P)
Total Multiplication Factor
1.86
Estimation of Multiplication Factor to determine 7th Pay Commission revised Pay Scales and initial pay in pay band for each pay band :

By Adopting the same method followed by the Government to decide 6th CPC multiplication factor, the following Multiplication Factor has been arrived at for determing 7th Pay Commission revised Pay Scales and initial pay in pay band for each pay band as on 01.01.2016
Component
Multiplication Factor
Component A and B – Pay in pay band and Grade Pay as on 01.01.2016
1
Component C – 124 % Dearness Allowance on Pay in pay band and Grade Pay (** See the Note Below)
1.24
Total Multiplication Factor
2.24
** Note : DA as on 1st January 2014 is 100%. So DA as on 1st January 2016 has been conservatively estimated to be 124 % (6% increase for each 6 months period)

Estimation of 7th Pay Commission Grade Pay Structure

As we all know, there was no uniform correlation between Grade Pay and Pay in Pay band in the 6th CPC Pay Band Structure. So the ratio between the present grade pay and starting pay in the pay band of particular grade pay group was taken as the factor to estimate the 7th CPC grade pay.

For example Ratio of 6th CPC Grade pay of Rs. 8700 to starting pay (Rs.37400) in that grade pay group is 0.2327. This factor is multiplied with 7th CPC starting pay (Rs.83780) to get the equivalent 7th CPC grade pay of Rs.19500. Wherever this factor exceeded 0.35, the same was fixed as 0.35.

7th Pay Commission projected Pay Scale – Revised Pay Bands, Grade Pay, Starting Pay in PB and Entry Pay
Pre Revised
Pay Scale
PB
6 CPC
Pay bands
Grade
Pay
7th CPC
Pay Band
7th CPC
Grade Pay
@ Starting
Pay
@@
Entry Pay
S-1, S-2,
1
5200-20200
1800
11650-45250
4100
11650
15680
S-3
1
5200-20200
1800
11650-45250
4100
12010

S4
1
5200-20200
1800
11650-45250
4100
12390

S-5
1
5200-20200
1900
11650-45250
4300
13180
17320
S-6
1
5200-20200
2000
11650-45250
4500
13580
18960
S-7
1
5200-20200
2400
11650-45250
5900
16670
22200
S-8
1
5200-20200
2800
11650-45250
6100
18750
25500








S-9
2
9300-34800
4200
20840-77960
7300
20840
30240
S-10
2
9300-34800
4200
20840-77960
7300
22920

S-11
2
9300-34800
4200
20840-77960
7300
27090

S-12
2
9300-34800
4200
20840-77960
7300
27090
30240
S-13
2
9300-34800
4600
20840-77960
10400
31050
38400
S-14
2
9300-34800
4800
20840-77960
10400
31250
40700
S-15
2
9300-34800
5400
20840-77960
10800
33340









New
3
15600-39100
5400
34950-87590
10800
34950
47040
S-16
3
15600-39100
5400
34950-87590
10800
37500

S-17
3
15600-39100
5400
34950-87590
10800
37500

S-18
3
15600-39100
6600
34950-87590
14800
43040
56800
S-19
3
15600-39100
6600
34950-87590
14800
41670

S-20
3
15600-39100
6600
34950-87590
14800
44380

S-21
3
15600-39100
7600
34950-87590
17100
50000
66080
S-22
3
15600-39100
7600
34950-87590
17100
53140

S-23
3
15600-39100
7600
34950-87590
17500
50000









S-24
4
37400-67000
8700
83780-150080
19500
83780
103270
S-25
4
37400-67000
8700
83780-150080
19500
88910

S-26
4
37400-67000
8900
83780-150080
20000
88910
109990
S-27
4
37400-67000
8900
83780-150080
20000
88910

S-28
4
37400-67000
10000
83780-150080
22500
83780
118720
S-29
4
37400-67000
10000
83780-150080
22500
100130

S-30
4
37400-67000
12000
83780-150080
26900
116150
132390
@ Starting Pay is the 7th CPC starting pay in a pay band against a pre-revised Scale
@ Starting Pay is the 7th CPC starting pay in a pay band against a pre-revised Scale
@@ Entry Pay is the pay in pay band applicable to New Recruits.
The above table provides an idea on estimated 7th CPC Pay Band, Grade Pay and starting pay for each grade pay group. We have planned to launch an online tool to estimate 7th CPC pay in pay band and grade for a given 6th CPC pay in pay Band and grade pay. It will be released soon. Keep watching this site for this online tool.
Disclaimer: The above 7th CPC projected Pay bands, grade pay and starting pay are merely an estimation. The Actual 7th Pay Commission Pay Band, Grade Pay etc will be known only after implements the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations. The pay structure given above may totally change based on various factors taken in to account by 7th Pay Commission to review the pay and allowances of Central Government Employees, Railway Employees and Defence personnels.

The following Government Orders relating to implementation of 6th Pay commission report have been referred to for the estimation of above mentioned 7th pay commission projected pay bands