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Extension of Risk Allowance till 30.06.2011.

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

No.21012/01/2008-Estt. (Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
****
New Delhi, dt.25th January, 2011.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Extension of Risk Allowance till 30.06.2011.
   The undersigned is directed to refer this Department’s OM No.21012/01/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 13.10.20 10 vied which payment of Risk Allowance was extended till 3 1.12.20 10. 
   Extension of Risk Allowance for a further period of six months beyond 31.12.2010 has been considered and it has been decided that Risk Allowance may be continued for a further period of six months up to 30.06.201 1 or till such time Risk Insurance Scheme is implemented, whichever is earlier.
    All the Ministries Departments are requested to ensure implementation of Risk Insurance Scheme before 30.06.2011. No further extension will considered thereafter.
s/d
( Zoya C.B.)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Bankers D.A. for Feb, March, April 2011

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Likely D.A. for Bankers
  • It is known that Dearness Allowance is linked with CPI. If the Cost Price Index of December 2010 remains same as November 2010, the increase will be 2.93%.
  • If the CPI touches 185 figure for the month of December 2010, the D.A. will be 3.78%, taking the figure to 49.98%.
  • It may kindly be noted that it is only an assumption and the final figure is expected to be published in the end of January by the Labour Bureau. So Bankers, kindly be patient.


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Enhancement in allowances under the DFFT Scheme of DOPT.

January 25, 2011 Leave a comment
.No.12037/14/2010-FTC
Government of India
Department of Personnel and Training
Block IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
..……

Dated the 19th January, 2010
To
1. The Chief Secretaries of all the State Governments/ UTs.
2. The Secretaries of all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

Subject: Enhancement in allowances under the DFFT Scheme of DOPT.

Sir/Madam,
1. The Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has been sponsoring the names of suitable officers every year for undergoing training in various universities/institutions abroad under the Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme.

2. A Committee had been constituted in this Department to review/revamp the foreign training programmes being administered under the scheme. The Committee has recommended, among other things, an enhancement in allowances to be provided to the officers being deputed for long term training programmes, short term training programmes and partial funding, under the Scheme.

3. Based on the recommendations of the Committee and further approvals obtained thereon, it has been decided to implement the revised rates of various allowances under the Scheme. The enhanced rates would be as follows:
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General Pass Rule issued by the Ministry of Railway Board

January 14, 2011 Leave a comment
RAILWAY SERVANT’S PASS RULES, 1986 (1993
EDITION) EMBODYING ALL CORRECTION SLIPS
ISSUED UPTO 56, DATED 08.05.2008

GENERAL PASS RULES

RAILWAY SERVANTS (PASS) RULES, 1986 (1993 EDITION)

   In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following Rules, regulating the issue of passes and Privilege Ticket Orders to Railway servants, for travel by trains namely:-


Pass Rules

1. Short Title, Commencement and Application:
1. These Rules may be called the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986.
2. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the
Official Gazette.
3. Except where specifically provided to the contrary they shall apply to all railway servants under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) but shall not apply to :-

i. an apprentice engaged under the Apprentices Act ;
ii. a person in the casual employment or employed on daily wages
iii. any person under the administrative control of the Ministry of
Railways who by a general or special order is, excluded from
the facilities of Pass or a Privilege Ticket Order under these
rules.

2. Definitions : In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires:-
a. ‘adopted child’ means a child for whom there is satisfactory proof of adoption irrespective of the fact whether such adoption is permissible or not under the personal law governing the railway servant concerned.

b. ‘attendant’ means a person exclusively employed on salary in the
personal service of a railway servant.

c. ‘dependent relative’ in relation to a railway servant, whose father is
not alive, means:-
i. mother including a divorced mother;
ii. unmarried or widowed sister;
iii. brother/step-brother under twenty one years of age provided
he resides with and is wholly dependent on the railway
servant;
iv. invalid brother of any age, and
v. brother who has attained the age of twenty one years and is a
bonafide student of a recognized educational institution:
vi. legally divorced sister.**



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As the DA crosses 50% w.e.f. January, 2011 Allowances which will be increased by 25 Percent

January 12, 2011 Leave a comment
As the DA cross 50% w.e.f. 1st January, 2011, following allowances will be increased by 25% – as per accepted recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission:

  •  TA / DA Rates on tour,
  • Daily allowance on tour
  •  Mileage allowance for journeys performed by taxi / autorickshaw/scooter/cycle (as eligible)
  •  TA Rates on transfer
  • For journeys performed by taxi/auto-rickshaw/scooter/cycle (as eligible)
  •  Rates of transpiration of house holds on transfer
  •  National Holiday Allowance
  •  Nursing Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance &
  • Washing Allowance
  •  Project allowance and Compensatory (construction/Survey) allowance.
  •  Natural Calamity Advance.
  •  Bi-Cycle, Warm Clothing & Table fan advance



 Festival advance

  •  Night Patrolling Allowance.
  • Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children
  • Conveyance Allowance
  • Children Education Assistance and Reimbursement of Tuition fee.

(Compiled by K. V. Ramesh, Zonal Secretary ICF – IRTA)

Categories: ALLOWANCES, D.A., RAILWAY

Allowances and Advances shall be increased by 25% whenever the Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%

January 12, 2011 Leave a comment


AMENDMENTS TO COMPENDIUM OF RULES ON ADVANCE TO GOVERNMENT SERVANTS 2005





BI-CYCLE ADVANCE 


RULE 31 


(a)ln thc opening clause indicating eligibility, for the words and figures “whose basic pay and dearness pay taken together does not exceed Rs.7. 500 (Rupees Seven thousand five hundred) per month”, the words and figures “whose grade pay does not exceed Rs.2. 800/- ( RupeesTwo thousand eight hundred)”. shall be substituted. 


(b) In proviso (i) relating to amount of advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.l .500 ( Rupees One thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures. “shall not exceed Rs.3000/- (Rupees Three thousand)”, shall be substituted. 


(c) Proviso (iii) relating to recovery of interest has been deleted. 


WARM CLOTHING ADVANCE 


RULE. 35 


In Rule 35 relating to amount of Warm Clothing Advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.l,5001- (Rupees One thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures, “shall not exceed R.s.3,000/- (Rupees Three thousand )“, shall be substituted. 


Rule 38 relating to recovery of interest has been deleted. 


FESTIVAL ADVANCE 


RULE. 53 


In Rule 53. in clause relating to ehgibility for Festival Advance, for the words and figures basic pay and dearness pay taken together does not exceed Rs.l2,450 (Rupees TWelve thousand four hundred and fifty) per month”, the words and figures” whose Grade pay does not exceeds Rs.4800/- (Rupees Four thousand eight hundred)” shall be substituted. 


RULE58 


In Rule 58 relating to amount of Festival Advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.l500 (Rupees One thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures “shall not exceed Rs.3.000/- (Rupees Three thousand )“. shall be substituted. 


NATURAL CALAMITY ADVANCE 


RULE 66 


In Rule 66 relating to amount of Natural Calamity Advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.2,500/- (Rupees Two thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures” shallnot exceed Rs.5.000 (Rupees Five thousand)”, shall be substituted. 


Note: I Rule 38F A- 38F relating to Table Fan Adance deleted. 


II The rates of these advances shall be increased by 25% whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay struture goes up by 50% 





No. 12(1 )IE.II(A)12008 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure 
E.II(A) Branch
 
New Delhi, the 7th October, 2008
OFFICE MEMORANDUM




Subject: Grant of advances Sixth Pay Commission recommendations- Amendment to Rules 31, 35, 38,53,58,66 of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants 

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of the decision taken by the Government on the Sixth Pay Commissions recommendations relating to advances, the existing provisions of Compendium of Rules on Advances 31.35.38.53.58,66— relating to advances for purchase of bicycle, warm clothing, table fan and advances for festival and natural calamity are amended as per the amendments attached 

2. These orders wilt take effect from the date of issue. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened 

3 The advance for purchase of table fan will stand discontinued. The advances for purchase of warm clothing and bicycle granted/sanctioned after issue of this order shalt be treated as interest free advances 

4 The rates of these advances shall be increased by 25% every time dearness allowance on revised pay bands increases by 50% 

5. In so far as persons serving in Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned. these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India 

6. All the Ministnes/DePartrnefltS are requested to bring the amendments to the notice of all its attached and subordinate offices for their information 

7. Hindi version of this O.M will follow.




(Suchindra Misra) 
Director





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Categories: ALLOWANCES, D.A.

Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes/PTOs on the basis of Pay drawn in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

January 11, 2011 Leave a comment

PC-VI No.244/2011

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38                                                         
New Delhi, the 6th January, 2011
 
The General Managers
All Zonal Railways and
Production Units

Sub: Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes/PTOs on the basis of Pay drawn in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.


Consequent upon revision of Pay Scales on the basis of decision of the Government on the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, the question of revision of existing entitlements to Passes/PTOs under the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) has been under consideration of this Ministry.


2. The matter has been examined and the President is pleased to decide that the entitlements of Passes/PTOs in respect of railway servants drawing pay in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 shall be as under


S.No Category Type of Privilege Pass & Privilege Ticket Order  Type of Duty Pass 
Group’A’ & Group’B’ 
(Gazetted) 

: 1st Class ‘A’ Pass 1st class ‘A’ Pass 

   2         Non-Gazetted employees:

  (1) In Grade Pay Rs.4200/- and above  1st Class Pass 1st Class Pass 
(ii) In Grade Pay Rs.2,800/- IInd Class ‘A’ Pass* IInd Class ‘A’ Pass* 
(iii) In Grade Pay Rs.1,900/- : 
and above but below Grade 
Pay Rs.2,800/-
One IInd Class ‘A’ Pass*
  in a year, remaining 
passes and PTOs of 
Second/Sleeper Class. 
IInd Class ‘A’ Pass* 
(iv) Employees in Grade Pay : 
Rs.1,800/-
One IInd Class ‘A’ Pass*
in a year, remaining 
passes and PTOs of 
Second/Sleeper 
Class Pass 

*Note:In terms of the extant instructions, the holder of lind Class ‘A’ pass shall be entitled to travel by AC-3 tier dass in trains other than Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Exp. trains. lind Class ‘A’ Pass is of yellow colour. 

3. In all other respects, the provisions of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,  1986(Second Edition, 1993) will apply. 

4. The Railway employees who are already entitled to 1st Class Passes, shall continue to draw 1st Class Passes, irrespective of their eligibility in terms of these orders. 

5. Necessary amendment to the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition,1993) shall follow. 

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways. 

7. Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged. 

(Debasis Mazumdar)
Joint Director Establishment (Welfare)
Railway Board.

No.E (W)2008/PS 5-1/38 New Delhi, the 6th January, 2011 


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: Children Education Allowance Scheme – Clarification

January 4, 2011 Leave a comment
No.12011/08/2010-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pension
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi,the 30th December,2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub: Children Education Allowance Scheme- Clarification

   Subsequent to issue of this Department OM No.12011/2008-Estt (Allowance) dated 02/09/2008 and clarification OMs dated 11/11/2008, 23/11/2009 and OM No.12011/16/2009-(Allownace) dated 13/11/2009 on the Children Education Allowance (CEA) Scheme, this Department has been receiving references from various Departments, seeking further clarification.
  

(i). Whether CEA is admissible to a Government Servant who ceases to be in service due to  retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year ? CEA/hostel subsidy shall be admissible till the end
of the academic year in which the  Government
 servant ceased to be in service due to
 retirement, discharge, dismissal or  removal from service in
the course  of an academic year.

The payment shall be made by the office in which
the Govt. servant worked prior to these  events
and will be regulated by the other conditions
 laid down under CEA scheme.

(ii). Whether Children  of  a Government servant  who dies while in  service are still   eligible for reimbursement under the new CEA scheme? If  a Government servant dies while in service,
 the  Children Education  Allowance  or hostel
subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her
children subject to observance of  other
 conditions
 for its grant provided the wife/husband of the
 deceased is not employed in service of the
Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous
Body, PSU, Semi-Government Organization
such as Municipality, Post Trust Authority or any
 other organization  partly  or  fully funded by the
Central Govt/State Governments.  In  such 
cases  the CEA/Hostel  Subsidy shall be 
payable to  the  children  till  such  time the
employee would  have  actually received the
 same, subject to  the condition that other terms
 and conditions are  fulfilled. The  payment  shall 
be  made  by  the office  in which the Govt.
servant  was working  prior  to  his  death and 
will  be regulated  by the other  condition laid
down under CEA Scheme
iii) Whether any upper age limit of the children has been prescribed for ciaming  CEA?  Whether CEA can be allowed in case of children studying through  “Correspondence or  Distance  Learning”?  If  so  the age limit prescribed  for the same. The upper age limit for disabled children has
been
 set at the age of 22 years. In the case  of other
children the  age limit will now be 20 years or til
l
 the  time  of  passing  12th class which
ever is earlier.  Cases where reimbursement
have been already made,  in  respect  of children
 above this age  may  not  be  reopened.  It  has 
also been decided  that CEA  may  henceforth  be
  allowed  in case of children  studying
through  “Correspondence  or  Distance  Learning”
subject
  to other  condition prescribed
iv)  What  is  the  definition  of  the terms ‘two sets 0f uniform’ which occur in para1(e) of  our  O.M. dated 2.9.08. What  is  the definition of ‘one  set of shoes’? It  is  clarified  that  ‘one set of  shoes’  would
 mean  one  pair  of  shoes  and  ‘two  sets of
uniform’  would  mean  two sets  of  uniform
 prescribed by the school in which the child is
 studying. A set of uniform will include all items
of clothing prescribed  for a day,  as uniform  by
 the  school. Reimbursement  may  be  allowed
for two  sets  of  such  uniform  irrespective  of
 the  colours /winter/ summer/ PT uniform
(v) What is the definition of ‘station’ for the purpose of hostel  subsidy ? It is clarified that for the purpose of hosted
subsidy, 
station  would  be demarcated  by  the
 first three 
digits  of
 the  PIN  Code  of  the  area  where  the
Government   Servant  is  posed  and/or
 residing’.
 ‘The  first  three  digits  of  the  PIN Code
 indicate a Revenue District
(vi) Whether  fee  paid  10 organizations/institutions  other  than  the  school  or fee  paid  to private  tutors  for purposes  mentioned  in  para 1(e) of  the  OM dated 2.9.2008  is reimbursable? No. It is clarified that the term ‘fee’ contained in
 the
para 1(e) of the OM dated 2.9.2008 would mean
the fee charted by the school directly from
the student.

(Simmi R. Nakra)
Director (P&A)



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Special concessions/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached / subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government.

January 4, 2011 Leave a comment


No. 18016/3/2010-Estt. (I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)


North Block, New Delhi.
Dated, the 28th December, 2010


CORRIGENDUM




Sub: Special concessions/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached / subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department of even Number dated 15.3.2010 extending the Special concessions / facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached / subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control or Central Government, for the period with effect from 1.1.2010 to 3 1.12.2010 and to say that the Annexure attached with the OM stands partially modified to include the Notes. The Annexure as modified is attached herewith.




Sd/-
(Simmi R. Nakra)
Director (P&A)





All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India. (As per standard mailing list) 


Annexe 


Details of package of Concession/Facilities to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley in Attached/Subordinate Offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government:- 


I. Additional H.R.A. and other concessions: 


(A) Employees posted to Kashmir Valley 


(i) These employees have an option to move their families to a selected place of their choice in India at Government expense. T.A. for the families allowed as admissible in permanent transfer inclusive of transportation of personal effects, lump-sum payment for packing etc. 


(ii) Departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation to place of work for employees. 


(iii) HRA as for Class ‘A’ city applicable for employees exercising option at (i). Such employees will be eligible for drawing the normal HRA as well at their place of posting provided Departmental arrangement is not made for his/her stay. 


(iv) The period of temporary duty extended to six months. For period of temporary duty daily allowance at full rate is admissible, apart from departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation. 


(B) Employees posted to Kashmir Valley who do not wish to move their families to a selected place of residence; 


A per diem allowance of Rs. 10/- is paid for each day of attendance to compensate for any additional expense in transportation to and from office etc. This will be in addition to the transport allowance, which the employee is otherwise eligible for under Ministry of Finance order No. 21(2)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.8.1008. 




II. MESSING FACILITIES: 


Messing Allowance to be paid to the employees at a uniform rate of Rs. 15/- per day by all Departments, or in lieu messing arrangements to be made by the Departments themselves. This rate of allowance will have to be adhered to uniformly by all the Ministries/Departments with effect from 01.07.1999. The slightly higher rate of Rs. 25.50 adopted by the Department of Telecoms and Posts and allowed to be continued as a special case by the Department of Personnel in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, would, however, continue to be paid at the said rate. 


III. ADJUSTMENT OF MIGRANT EMPLOYEES: 


As a purely temporary measure, the employees migrated from the Kashmir Valley are accommodated to the extent possible in the available vacancies under the respective Ministries/Departments in offices located outside but adjacent to the union Territory of Delhi. 


IV. PAYMENT OF LEAVE SALARYAD / HOC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: 


Arrangements were made for payment of leave salary for the period upto 30′ April, 1990 in respect of employees who may not have received their emoluments after migration. Such employees were allowed to be given either leave salary at the minimum of the scale or some adhoc financial assistance as an advance to be adjusted from their dues after they join duty. Further the migrant employees who were unable to join their respective places of posting in the Valley due to the prevailing circumstances, were extended this facility till they were adjusted in accordance with (iii) above. 


V. REGULARISATION OF THE PERIOD OF ABSENCE OF J&K MIGRANT EMPLOYEES: 


In August, 1992, it was decided that the period of migration of a Central Government employee, who migrated from Kashmir Valley in view of the disturbed conditions would be treated as Earned leave to the extent which may have been due to him on the date of proceeding for migration. However, the position was reviewed by the Ministry of Personnel in April, 1997 and if was decided that the Earned Leave which was at the credit of the Central Government migrant employee at the time of migration will not be adjusted against the migration period, but will remain available for the purpose of leave encashment on the date of their retirement in respect of the employees who had already retired or would retire in future. The period of absence would however count in the service for the purpose of pension, but shall not count for earning any kind of leave. During the period of absence, a migrant employee is entitled to his pay (excluding special pay and local allowances) dearness allowance, which he would have been otherwise paid from time to time including benefit of increment had he reported for duty immediately after expiry of his Earned leave. 


VI. PAYMENT OF MONTHLY PENSION TO PENSIONERS OF KASHMIR VALLEY 


Pensioners of Kashmir Valley who are unable to draw their monthly pensions through either Public Sector Banks or PA0 treasuries from which they were receiving their pensions, would be given pensions outside the Valley where they have settled, in relaxation of relevant provisions. 


Ananhag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama and Srinagar. 
2. The package of concession/facilities shall be admissible to Temporary Status Casual labourers working in Kashmir Valley in terms of para 5(i) of the Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme of Government of India. 1993. 


3. The benefit of additional HRA admissible under the Kashmir Valley package shall be admissible to all Central Government employees posted to Kashmir Valley irrespective of whether they are natives of Kashmir Valley, if they choose to move their families anywhere in India subject to the conditions governing the grant of these allowances. 


4. The facilities of Messing Allowance and Per Diem allowance shall also be allowed to natives of Kashmir Valley in terms of the Kashmir Valley package. 


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Categories: ALLOWANCES, DOPT, OFFICERS, PSU

Special Allowance to Gatekeepers of Civil engineering Level Crossings Identified difficult gates.

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 180/2010
No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/CE-1
 

     New Delhi dated 20.12.2010.


The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.

Subject – Special Allowance to Gatekeepers of Civil engineering Level Crossings Identified difficult gates.

Rel: Boards letter No. E(P&A)I-97/SP-1/CE.-1 dated 27.01.2003

Pursuant to implementation of the accepted recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Special Allowance, the issue relating to grant of Special Allowance to Gatekeepers posted at Civil Engineering Level Crossings. Identified as difficult gates, has been under consideration of the Board. This issue has also been raised by the Federations.

2. Board has decided, to revise the rate of Special Allowance admissible to Gatekeepers posted at Civil Engineering Level Crossings, identified as difficult gates from the existing rate of Rs 15O/-p.m to Rs 300/-p.m.

3. The rates of the Special Allowance may be increased by 26% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.

4 The other terms and conditions stipulated in Board above referred letter will remain the same.

5. These orders would be effective from 1st September 2008.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 
(N. P. singh)
Railway Board.

Source – NFIR

Categories: ALLOWANCES