Some key features of 6th CPC…

Some important recommendations of 6th CPC… Most of the recommendations made by 6th CPC has been accepted by the Union Government.

The following orders in respect of maternity leave, child care leave, leave travel concession, deputation allowance have been issued after the recommendation of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

Enhancement of the quantum of Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave admissible to female Government servants has been enhanced from 135 days to 180 days with effect from the 1st September, 2008. This would enable female Government employees in nursing of their children till the age of 6
months. Further, the period of leave which can be availed of in continuation of maternity leave has also been increased to 2 years .

Introduction of Child Care Leave

In order to facilitate women employees to take care of their children at the time of need, Government has introduced Child Care leave with effect from 1st September,2008. Women employees having minor children may now be granted Child Care leave for a maximum period of two years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire career for taking care of upto two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. This leave can be availed of in more than one spell and will be admissible when the Government servant has no earned leave at her credit.

Benefits of Maternity Leave, Child Care leave extended to members of All India Service

In pursuance of the acceptance of recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, for the central civil employees, some provisions like enhancement of Maternity Leave from 135 to 180  days and Child Care leave upto two years during their entire Service to women employees have been extended to the members of All India Services.

Encashment of Earned Leave along with LTC

Encashment of earned leave up to ten days at a time and to the extent of sixty days during entire career has been permitted while availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) by Central Government servants. Previously, the earned leave so encashed alongwith LTC was to be deducted from the maximum amount of earned leave encashable at the time of retirement. With effect from 1 September, 2008, the earned leave encashed at the time of availing LTC will not be deducted from the maximum amount of earned leave encashable at the time of retirement.  The specialconcessions/benefits granted to central government employees working in Kashmir Valley and relief to Kashmiri migrant employees of Central Government and PSUs have extended for a further period upto 31 December, 2009.

Special Casual Leave to Differently-Abled Persons

The following orders in respect of casual leave to differently-abled persons have been issued:-

(i) Orders were issued for grant of Special Casual Leave upto 10 days in a calendar year to enable differently-abled persons in the Government to attend Conferences/Workshops held in connection with welfare of such category of persons.

(ii) Orders were also issued for grant of Special Casual Leave for 4 days in a calendar year for differently-abled persons in connection with their absence from duty in view of their special requirements.

Children Education Allowance Scheme

Children Education Allowance and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee which were hither to payable separately have now been merged and known as ‘Children Education Allowance Scheme”. Under the Scheme, Government servants can claim Children Education Allowance of Rs.12,000/- per child per annum for two school going children till the twelfth class. Hostel subsidy up to a maximum of Rs.3000/- per month per child can also be reimbursed under the scheme. However, both Hostel subsidy and Children Education Allowance cannot be availed concurrently. The above limits would be automatically raised by 25 per cent every time the Dearness Allowance on the pay goes up by 50 per cent.

SPECIAL ALLOWANCE FOR CHILD CARE FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AND EDUCATION

Allowance for disabled Children

Women Government employees with disabilities are being paid Rs. 1000/- per month as Special Allowance for child care from the time of the child’s birth till the child is two years old. Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for disabled children of Government employees are being paid at double the normal rates prescribed for normal children, i.e. Rs. 24,000/- per child per annum.

Deputation (Duty) Allowance

Subsequent to implementation of the recommendation of 6th CPC the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance has been revised w.e.f. 1.9.2008 to 5 per cent of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs. 2000/- p.m. within same station and at the rate of 10 per cent of basic pay subject to Rs. 4000/- p.m. in other case.

Leave Travel Concession (LTC)

In relaxation of CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988, the Government have decided to permit Government servants to travel by air to North Eastern Region (NER) on LTC for a period of two years  w.e.f. 2 May, 2008 as indicated below:-

(i) Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ Central  Government employees will be entitled to travel by Air from their place of posting or nearest airport to a city in the NER or nearest airport.

(ii) Other categories of employees will be entitled to travel by air to a city in the NER from Guwahati or Kolkata.

(iii) All Central Government employees will be allowed conversion of one block of Home Town LTC into LTC for destinations in NER

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission following decisions have been taken regarding LTC which are effective from 1st September, 2008.

Definition of Family

The parents and /or step parents (stepmother and stepfather)who are wholly dependent on the Government employees shall be included in the definition of family for the purpose of LTC, irrespective of whether they are residing with the Government employee or not.

The definition of dependency will be  linked to the minimum family pension prescribed in Central Government and dearness relief thereon.  The extant conditions in respect of other relations included in the family including married/divorced/abandoned/separated/widowed daughters shall continue without any change.

Increase in the number of Home-Town LTC for fresh recruits

Fresh recruits to central government  are allowed to travel to their home town along with their families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion.  This facility shall be available to the Government officers only for the first two blocks of four years applicable after joining the Government for the first time.  The blocks of 4 years shall apply with reference to the initial date of joining the Government even though the employee changes the job within Government subsequently.  The existing blocks will remain the same but the entitlements of the new recruit will be different in the first eight years of service. All other provisions concerning frequency of travel under LTC are retained.

Source: www.cgstaffnews.com

Fixation of Pay on Promotion or Upgradation as per Revised Pay Rules, 2008

Fixation of Pay on Promotion or Upgradation as per Revised Pay Rules, 2008

Many of our visitors are still asking some doubts pertaining the Fixation of Pay on Promotion or Upgradation. Particularly getting confusion in the calculation of annual and promotional increment and it will be rounded off.

Every Government employee has to submit an option when he gets promotion or upgradation. The option is under rule FR22(I)(a)(1) and the option have to submit within one month from the date of promotion or upgradation. When an employee accepts the promotion he will be asked to opt whether his pay will be fixed on the date of promotion or the date of next increment. His pay will be fixed as per the option has been exercised by him under rule FR22(I)(a)(1).

The Rule No.13 of CCS (Revised Pay-2008) says, “On promotion an employee will get one increment equal to three per cent of his basic pay (Pay in the pay band + Grade pay).

For illustration… If an employee opts to get his pay fixed in the higher post from the date of his promotion(1.12.2010), his pay will be fixed as follows…

His Basic pay on the date of promotion (as on 1.12.2010) : 11,500 + 2,800 = 14,300
Adding of 3% of Basic pay as Promotional increment (rounded off to the next multiple of ten) : 430 + 11,500 + 2,800 = 14,730
Promoted to in which Grade pay : 4200
Pay will be fixed on the date of promotion (as on 1.12.2010) : 11,930 + 4200 = 16,130
Date of next increment on July 2011
On the date of next increment his pay will be i.e. 1st July 2011 : Adding of 3% of Basic pay as Annual increment (rounded off to the next multiple of ten) : 490 + 11,930 + 4,200 = 16,620

 

For example, the same employee, if he gets his promotion on 1.2.2011, his basic pay will be calculated as follows…

He should be given his option to fix his pay under rule FR22(I)(a)(1) on the date of next increment.

His Basic pay on the date of promotion (as on 1.02.2011) : 11,500 + 2,800 = 14,300
Adding only the next higher Grade pay in the promotional hierarchy :

The pay continues upto the date of next increment i.e., July, 2011

11,500 + 4,200 = 15,700
On the day of next increment the pay will be refixed (as on 1.07.2011) :

Adding of 3% of Basic pay as Promotional increment (rounded off to the next multiple of ten) :

11,500 + 2,800 + 430 = 14,730
On the day of next increment the pay will be refixed (as on 1.07.2011) :

Adding of 3% of Basic pay as Annual increment (rounded off to the next multiple of ten) :

11,930 + 2,800 + 450 = 15,180
His pay will be on 1.07.2011 :td>

12,380 + 4,200 = 16,580

 
When calculate the annual or promotional increment to an employee, there should be a rule should follow as per the office memorandum (F.No.1/1/2008-IC / http://finmin.nic.in/6cpc/fno1108dt290109.pdf) published by Finmin dated on 29.01.2009 . The rule says, “if the amount of increment comes to Rs.1900.70 paise, then the amount will be rounded off to Rs.1900; if the amount of increment works out to be Rs.1901, then it will be rounded off to Rs.1910.

Normally, the fraction of 50 paise and above to be rounded to one rupee and fraction of less than 50 paise to be ignored. But whereas here, the fraction of 90 paise will be ignored and one rupee and above will be rounded off to ten rupees.

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Clarification on Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance

Clarification on Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance

One more clarification issued on 28.09.2011 by Railway Board on the subject of Children Education Allowance. The board order said that the revised policy instructions / clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway employees based on 6th CPC recommendations.

Subsequently, Dopt (Office Memorandum No.21011/16/2009-Estt.(AL) dated 17.06.2011) had issued certain clarifications on reimbursement of CEA, instructions and guidelines contained in the Dopt order are applicable to all the railway employees. The doubts and clarifications are as follows…

Doubt : Whether Children Education Allowance would be admissible beyond two children due to failure of sterilization operation.

Clarification : The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible only for the first child born after failure of sterilization operation.

Doubt : whether the admissible amount per annum per child (annual ceiling of Rs.15000/-) on account of CEA can be reimbursed in full in the first quarter of the financial/academic year itself.

Clarification : It is clarified that a Government servant is allowed to get 50% of the total total amount subject to the annual ceiling in the first quarter and the remaining amount in third and or fourth quarter. Frontloading of the entire amount in the first and second quarters is not allowed.

A Government servant can claim full amount subject to the annual ceiling of Rs.15000 in the last quarter.


Employees Jammu & Kashmir accepted on arrear issue

Employees Jammu  & Kashmir accepted on arrear issue

Without no conditions of lock-in period, the State Government of J&K has accepted to issue all arrears of 6th CPC to its employees in five equal annual instalments through their provident fund. The sources also said, in every year 20% of the total arrear amount will be paid to employees by the State Government,  within five years the total amount of the arrear would finished. The instalments of arrear amount will deposit to respective employee’s provident accounts.

Fixation of pay under restructuring of cadre of Artisan staff in Defence Establishment as per modification of recommendations of 6 CPC

Important Circular

Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts (Fys)

10-A, SK Bose Road, Kolkata: 700001

No. Pay/Tech-II/04/2011/15

26/08/2011

To

1) All Controllers of Finance and Accounts ( Fys)

2) All Br. A.Os

Sub:- Fixation of pay under restructuring of cadre of Artisan staff in Defence Establishment as per modification of recommendations of 6 CPC

        After restructuring of cadre of Artisan staff vide MoD letters No. 11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I) dated 14-06-2010 and 01-12-2010 references have been received from various Branch Accounts Offices regarding fixation of pay. Following clarification may be noted for compliance:

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