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Thursday, August 17, 2017

7th CPC Children Education Allowance – Orders issued by DoPT on 16.8.2017

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, 16 August, 2017

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission — Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission on the subject of Children Education Allowance Scheme, the following instructions are being issued in supersession of this Department’s OM dated 28-4-2014 : –

(a) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/-pm.

(b) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy will be Rs. 6750/-pm.

(c) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance.

(d) The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. The allowance will be double for differently abled children.

2. Further, reimbursement will be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year. For reimbursement of CEA, a certificate from the head of institution, where the ward of government employee studies, will be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. For Hostel Subsidy, a similar certificate from the head of institution will suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

4. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and auditor General of India.

Hindi version will follow.

(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Friday, August 11, 2017

MACP in 7th Pay Commission – CGDA Clarification

MACP in 7th Pay Commission – CGDA Clarification

Dated 10/08/2017


Sub: Modified Assured Career Progression(MACPs) for the Central Government Civilian employees:Implementation of Seventh CPC Recommendations.

Various reference has been received from different Controllers regarding grant of benefit of MACP for the Central Government Civilian Employees.

In this connection, it is intimated subsequent to implementation of VIth CPC, Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme was introduced with effect from 01/09/2008 vide DOP&T OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19/05/2009. Subsequently, clarifications/FAQs have been issued in the matter vide DOPT OM dated 16/11/2009, 09/09/2010, 01/04/2011, 13/06/2012, 04/10/2012 and 10/12/2014.7th CPC MACP Order

2. In this matter attention is also invited to Para 4 of Annexure 1 to OM Dated 19/05/2009, which clearly stipulates that benefits of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the scheme.

3. With the implementation of 7th CPC, DoPT vide its OM No.F.No. 35034/03/2015-Estt(D) dated 27/28th September 2016 has made amendments to Para 1 & 2 of OM dated 19/05/2009 and Para 17 (annexure to OM dated 19/05/2009 vide Para 3 and 5 respectively, while making the changes effective from 25/07/2016, i.e. date of resolution notification by DOPT.

4. Thus it is imperative from the DOPT OM dated 27/28th September 2016 that the provisions contained in OM Dated 19/05/2009 (with subsequent clarifications/FAQs dated 16/11/2009, 09/09/2010, 01/04/2011, 13/06/2012, 04/10/2012 and 10/12/2014) read with amendments as proposed in DOPT OM Dated 27/28th September 2016 are in effect w.e.f. 25/07/2016. Accordingly all cases of MACP arising on or after 25/07/2016 may be dealt with as per DOPT OM dated 27/28th September 2016
Click to Read :  7th CPC MACP Order dated 27/28th September 2016 issued by DOPT

5. Cases prior to 25/07/2016 may be dealt with existing provisions of MACP as per DOPT OM Dated 19/05/2009 (with subsequent clarifications/FAQs dated 16/11/2009, 09/09/2010, 01/04/2011, 13/06/2012, 04/10/2012 and 10/12/2014).

6. It is further intimated that the orders on comprehensive MACP Scheme as mentioned in DOP&T letter dated 28/09/2016 have not yet been issued by DOP&T. The same shall be circulated on receipt.
(Vishav Jit Gandotra)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Union demand for another chance for submitting option for refixation of pay i.e Date of next increment





The National Convention of Workers held today, 8th August 2017 decided to organise a ‘three day dharna’ on 9th, 10th and 11thNovember 2017 before Parliament mobilizing lakhs of workers followed by indefinite General Strike against the anti people anti labour policies of the NDA Government.

The convention was organised by the joint platform of all the central trade unions- INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC and LPF and national Federations of State and Central Government employees, Banks, Insurance, Defence, PSUs, Railways, Telecom, Electricity, Coal, Steel, Energy, Petroleum, Road transport, Air transport, Water transport, Port and Dock, Metal and Mining, IT, Scheme Workers, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Plantation etc.
The Convention noted with utter dismay that the Government has been continuing to arrogantly ignore the 12 point Charter of Demands on minimum wage, social security, workers’ status and pay and facilities for the scheme workers, against privatization and mass scale contractorisation etc. being jointly pursued by the entire trade union movement of the country, through numerous nationwide joint strike actions participated by crores of workers. Instead, the ruling regime at the centre has been increasing onslaught on the rights and livelihood of the working people of the country.
Unemployment situation is getting aggravated with employment generation practically turned negative even in the most labour intensive sectors. The Government has been aggressively pushing through its programme of pro-employer and utterly anti-worker labour law reforms. The latest onslaught is the move to evolve a ’Social Security Code’ by dismantling and demolishing the existing statutory Social Security infrastructure.

Privatization of all strategic PSUs, including Defence Production, Public Sector Banks and Insurance and also Railways, public road transport, oil, power etc through disinvestment, strategic sale, outsourcing in favour of private sector, promoting 100 per cent FDI in many vital and strategic sectors are increasing day by day. Public sector Banks are under attack through various legislative and executive measures. The central government intends to get the new Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2017 hastily passed in the current session of parliament which will allow wholesale privatisation of road transport.

The National Convention of Workers extended full solidarity to the fighting farmers in various states as well as under the Joint National Forums of Peasants’ Organizations. The National Conventionstrongly denunciated the communal and divisive machinations on the society being carried on with the active patronage of the Government machinery under the present polity.
The situation before the nation is the deepening all round attack on the rights and livelihood of the working class and the toiling people in general by the private corporate friendly Government of the day.

The Convention decided

1. To work for achieving and accelerating united struggles in all the sectors of the economy on respective demands, which has already begun

2. To Organize Block/District/Industrial Centres/State level massive campaign, mobilisation and convention in preparation to central mobilization to be followed

3. Massive three days dharna at National Capital on 9th,10th and 11th Nov. to be attended by lakhs of workers from all over the country.

4. The National Convention calls upon the working people to prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action against the anti people, anti national activities of the Govt.
The convention was presided by Ashok Singh(INTUC),Ramendra Kumar (AITUC) S N Pathak(HMS), Dr. K Hemalata (CITU), Satyavan Singh(AIUTUC),Lata (SEWA),Uday Bhat (AICCTU),Satrujit Singh(UTUC), V Subbaraman(LPF) and addressed by G Sanjeeva Reddy (INTUC), Amarjeet Kaur(AITUC), Harbhajan Singh Siddu(HMS), Tapan Sen(CITU), Shankar Saha( AIUTUC), Manali(SEWA), Rajeev Dimri(AICCTU), Ashok Ghosh( UTUC) and M Shanmugam ( LPF