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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Seventh Pay Commission Committee for allowances

Seventh Pay Commission Committee for allowances


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  244
ANSWERED ON  09.08.2016

Seventh Pay Commission Committee for allowances

244 Shri Ram Kumar Kashyap

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate :-

(a) the steps being taken by the Government for implementing the recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission; 

(b) the details of the Committee constituted regarding allowances and minimum pay, domain and time-limit thereof; 

(c) by when the recommendations of the Commission regarding pay and allowances will be actually implemented; and 

(d) the reasons for delay in this regard?

ANSWER
   
ANSWER
MINISTER OF FINANCE
(SHRI ARUN JAITELY)

A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

Statement Annexed with the Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 244 for 09.08.2016 by Shri Ram Kumar Kashyap on Seventh Pay Commission Committee for Allowances

(a) to (d): The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The resolution on Government decisions has been issued on 25.07.2016. The matters relating to pay and pension, as decided by the Government, have been implemented with effect from 01.01.2016. In view of the significant departure from the existing provisions recommended by the 7th CPC and a number of representations received from Employee Associations and other stakeholders in this regard, the Government has decided that recommendations on allowances, other than Dearness Allowance, be examined by a Committee comprising Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members for examination before taking a final decision. The Committee has been asked to submit its report within four months. This Committee has been constituted on 22.07.2016 and the first meeting of the Committee has been held on 04.08.2016. 

Source:http://rajyasabha.nic.in/

Saturday, August 6, 2016

7th Pay Commission Pension Calculation for Notification with illustration

7th Pay Commission Pension Calculation for Notification with illustration

For existing Pensioners, who have retired before 01.01.2016, the revised pension/family pension with effect from 01.01.2016 shall be determined by multiplying the pension/family pension, as had been fixed at the time of implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations, by 2.57. The amount of revised pension/Family pension so arrived at shall be rounded off to next higher rupee.

7th CPC Pension Calculator

Illustration:

Case I

Pensioner ‘A’ retired at last pay drawn of Rs.79,000 on 31st May, 2015 under the 6t CPC regime in the scale of Rs.67000-79000:



Amount in Rs.
1
Basic Pension fixed in 6th CPC
39500
2
Revised pension fixed under 7th CPC (using a multiple of 2.57)
101515

Case II

Pensioner ‘B’ retired at last pay drawn of Rs.4,000 on 31st January, 1989 under the 4th CPC regime in the pay scale of Rs.3000-100-3500-125-4500:



Amount in Rs.
1
Basic Pension fixed in 4th CPC
1940
2
Basic Pension as revised in 6th CPC
12600
3
Revised Pension fixed under 7th CPC (Using a Multiple of 2.57)
32,382

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/PPWA_7thCPC3_040816_S.pdf

Implementation 7th Pay Commission Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/ commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum compensation

Implementation 7th Pay Commission Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/ commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum compensation

F.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(i) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare 
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 4th August,2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/ commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum compensation, etc.

The undersigned is directed to state that in pursuance of Government's decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to introduce the following modifications in the rules regulating pension, Retirement/Death/Service Gratuity, Family Pension, disability pension, ex-gratia lump-sum compensation, etc. under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and Commutation of Pension under CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981, CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939, etc.

2. These orders apply to Central Government Employees governed by the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. Separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Railways and the AIS Division of the DOPT in respect of Armed Forces personnel, Railway employees and the officers of All India Services respectively on the basis of these orders.

DATE OF EFFECT

3.1 The revised provisions as per these orders shall apply to Government servants who retire/die in harness on or after 1.1.2016. Separate order have been issued in respect of employees who retired/died before 1.1.2016.

3.2 Where pension/family pension/Gratuity/Commutation of pension, etc has already been sanctioned in cases occurring on or after 1.1.2016, the same shall be revised in terms of these orders. In cases where pension has been finally sanctioned on the pre-revised orders and if it happens to be more beneficial than the pension becoming due under these orders, the pension already sanctioned shall not be revised to the disadvantage of the pensioner in view of Rule 70 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

EMOLUMENTS

4.1 The term "Emoluments" for purposes of calculating various pensionary benefits other than various kinds of Gratuity shall have the same meaning as in Rule 33 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972.

4.2 Basic Pay in the revised pay Structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed level in the Pay Matrix with effect from 01.01.2016 but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

4.3 In the case of all kinds of gratuity, dearness allowance admissible on the date of retirement/death shall continue to be treated as emoluments along with the emoluments as defined in Paragraph 4.1 above.

PENSION

5.1 Subject to para 5.2, there shall be no change in the provisions regulating the amount of pension as contained in Rule 49 of the CCS (Pension) Rules.

5.2 The amount of pension shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.9000/- and the maximum pension would be 50% of highest pay in the Government (The highest pay in the Govt. is Rs 2,50,000 with effect from 1.1.2016). The provisions of sub-rule (2) of Rule 49 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

5.3 The quantum of additional pension/family pension available to the old pensioners/ family pensioners shall continue to be as follows:-

Age of Pensioner/family pensioner
Additional quantum of pension
From 80 years to less than 85 years
20% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 85 years to less than 90 years
30% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 90 years to less than 95 years
40% of revised basic pension/family pension
From 95 years to less than 100 years
50% of revised basic pension/family pension
100 years or more
100% of revised basic pension/family pension

The Pension Sanctioning Authorities should ensure that the date of birth and the age of a pensioner is invariably indicated in the pension payment order to facilitate payment of additional pension by the Pension Disbursing Authority as soon as it becomes due. The amount of additional pension will be shown distinctly in the pension payment order. For example, in case where a pensioner is more than 80 years of age and his pension is Rs.10,000 pm, the pension will be shown as (i) Basic pension=Rs.10,000 and (ii) Additional pension = Rs.2,000 pm. The pension on his attaining the age of 85 years will be shown as (i).Basic Pension = Rs.1 0,000 and (ii) additional pension = Rs.3,000 pm

Retirement! Death Gratuity

6.1 The rates for payment of death gratuity shall be revised as under:

Length of qualifying service
Rate of Death Gratuity
Less than One Year
2 times of monthly emoluments
One year or more but less than 5 years
6 times of monthly emoluments
5 years or more but less than 11 years
12 times of monthly emoluments
11 years or more but less than 20 years
20 times of monthly  emoluments
20 years or more
Half month’s emoluments for every completed six monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.

Accordingly, Rule 50(1 )(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

6.2 The maximum limit of Retirement gratuity and death gratuity shall be Rs. 20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25% whenever the dearness allowance rises by 50% of the basic pay. Accordingly, first proviso under Rule 50(1 )(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

FAMILY PENSION 1964

7.1 Family pension shall be calculated at a uniform rate of 30% of basic pay in the revised pay structure and shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.90001-p.m. and maximum of 30% of the highest pay in the Government. Rule 54(2) relating to Family Pension, 1964 under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

7.2 The amount of enhanced family pension shall be 50% of basic pay in the revised pay structure and shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.90001-p.m. and maximum of 50% of the highest pay in the Government. (The highest pay in the Govt. is Rs. 2,50,000 with effect from 1.1.2016).

7.3 There will be no other change in the provisions regulating family pension, enhanced family pension and additional family pension to old family pensioners.

COMMUTATION OF PENSION

8.1 There will be no change in the provisions relating to commutation values, the limit upto which the pension can be commuted or the period after which the commuted pension is to be restored.

9.1 The pension/family pension under para 5 and 7 above shall qualify for dearness relief sanctioned from time to time, in accordance with the relevant rules/instructions.

FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE

10.1 Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners who are residing in non-CGHS areas and are not availing OPD facility of CGHS shall continue to be paid at the existing rate till a final decision is taken on the basis of recommendations of the Committee constituted for the purpose.

CONSTANT ATTENDANT ALLOWANCE

11.1 The amount of Constant Attendant Allowance to pensioners who retired on disability pension with100% disability under the CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939, (where the individual is completely dependent on somebody else for day to day functions) shall continue to be paid at the existing rate till a final decision is taken on the basis of recommendations of the Committee constituted for the purpose.

EX GRATIA LUMPSUM COMPENSATION

12.1 The amount of ex gratia lump sum compensation available to the families of Central Government Civilian employees, who die in the performance of their bona fide official duties under various circumstances shall be revised as under:

Circumstances
Amount
Death occurring due to accidents in course of performance of duties
25 Lakh
Death in the course of performance of duties attributed to acts of  violence by terrorists, anti social elements etc.
25 lakh
Death occurring in border skirmishes and action against militants, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates
35 lakh
Death occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude, 35 lakh unaccessible border posts, etc. on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions
35 Lakh
Death occurring during enemy action in war or such war like engagements, which are specifically notified by Ministry of Defence and death occurring during evacuation of Indian Nationals from a war-torn zone in foreign country
45 lakh

13.1. Formal amendments to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939 in terms of the decisions contained in this order will be issued in due course. Provisions of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939, and CCS(Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 which are not specifically modified by these orders, will remain unchanged.

14.1. These orders issue with concurrence of the Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. No. 30-1/33(c)/ 2016-IC dated 03.08.2016

15.1. In their application to the employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

16. Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and Subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis.

(Vandana Sharma)
 Joint Secretary to the Government of India

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