Tuesday, April 27, 2010

CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER-clarification

F.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 23th April, 2010


Subject:- CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 - Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER.
          The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department O.M. of even No.dated 20.4.20l0 and to clarify that the validity of this Department O.M. of even NO. dated 2.5.2008 stands extended on the same terms and conditions for a further period of two years beyond 1.5.2010 in relaxation of CCS (LTC) Rules,
1988 to visit North Eastern Region of lndia.

Under Secretary to the Government of lndia


Government has not restricted promotion opportunities for the Personnel Below Officers Rank (PBOR) in the Armed Forces. The Government has, in fact, improved the career prospects by approving grant of three Assured Career Progression (ACP) to PBOR at 8, 16 and 24 years of service as against three Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPs) for the Central Government Civilian Employees at 10, 20 and 30 years of regular service. At the time of each financial upgradation under ACP, the PBOR would get an additional increment and next higher Grade Pay in hierarchy.
Army: PBORs (including Jawans) are eligible for grant of commissioning into Officer Cadres through various In Service entries
i.e. Army Cadet College (ACC) / Special Commissioned Officers (SCO) / Permanent Commission Officers (Special List) [PC(SL)].
Navy: Adequate promotion avenues exist through time based, roster based and selective promotion for sailors. Promotion upto the rank of Leading Seaman/equivalent for non-Artificers and upto the rank of Artificer 3rd class for artificers are time based. Roster based and selective promotions are for higher ranks against the available / anticipated vacancies. Promotion
avenues also exist for sailors to be promoted to officer rank through the Commission Worthy Scheme and the Special Duty List Scheme.
Air Force: A PBOR during his service career can be promoted upto the rank of Master warrant Officer (MWO) subject to fulfilling eligibility criteria and availability of vacancies.
Number of PBORs including Jawans promoted to Senior Officers post in the three services of the Armed Forces during the last three years is as under:
Year          Army  *        Air Force         NAVY
2007         159                 94              Commission Worthy Scheme          Special
                                                                                                         duty list scheme
2008        139                  64                                                                   
2009        205                  59              54                                                       82
* Excluding Army Medical Corps and Army Dental Corps
Government proposes to review the promotion policy for PBOR to ensure greater opportunities for PBORs. In the Army, review of the promotion policy for PBOR is under process to ensure better opportunities. A cadre review for the PBOR has been ordered in May 2009. The Navy is also working on a proposal for cadre restructuring of sailors, which would enhance their promotional avenues.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Arjun Ray in Lok Sabha today

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Grade Pay Rs.4200(in MOD) is approved by Ministry of Finance

INDWF sources revealed that the proposal submitted by MOD on the approval of Fast Track Committee to create Four grade structure for industrial employees has been now approved by Ministry of Finance,(Department of Expenditure) on 22.04.2010.According to the approval the following proposal has been granted.

SKILLED 45% Rs.1900
HIGHLY SKILLED-I 27.5% Rs.2800
MCM 25% of HS-I and HS-II Rs.4200

1. Only three grades will be there. HS-I,HS-II,SKILLED
2. MCM will not be Hierarchy
3. Feeder grade for Charge Man will be HS-I
4. MCM and HS-I Grades and revised Grade pay will be effect from 01-01-2006.
5. One time relaxation from Trade Test for HS-I w.e.f .01-01-2006
6. After getting approval from Defence (Finance) necessary orders will be issued by Ministry of Defence by next week

Thursday, April 8, 2010

'Fake' allowance hike order fools central govt employees

Was it an April Fool prank or a case of an adventurous babu arbitrarily announcing increase in overtime allowances to please colleagues in central government offices?

The case in question is that of a “fake” order being circulated in these offices on increasing allowances on the basis of a circular issued by the finance ministry on April 1 last.

Although a high-level inquiry has been ordered by the finance ministry and the department of personnel and training (DoPT), no clue has yet been found on who was behind the mischief. The office memorandum number 1(4)/2010E-II dated 27/3/2010 was issued by the finance ministry with the signature of under secretary S Rajan Chandranaydu.

“The case is being probed by senior officials. But nothing as yet has been found,” a DoPT official said. “The possibility of it being an April Fool prank is also being looked into. But even in such a case, the guilty could face the music,” he said.

The official clarified that it had nothing to do with DoPT, which is the nodal department on such issues. “It pertains to the finance ministry and they are probing it,” he said.

The issue came to the notice of DoPT after enthusiastic central government officials started seeking details of the hiked overtime allowances, such as the date from which they would become operative. Acting swiftly, DoPT got in touch with the finance ministry, only to discover that the order was fake.

To set the record straight, DoPT issued a fresh office memorandum to clear doubts about the veracity of the order. “It is clarified that no such instruction has been issued by either DoPT or the finance ministry. The ministries and departments are advised not to take cognisance of the fake instructions being circulated in central government offices,” the office memorandum signed by DoPT director Simmi R Nakra said.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

DA Due from July 2010 could be a minimum of 6%

The consumer price index of industrial workers for december stood at 169 and for January 2010 stood at 171. If the consumer price index stays above 165 for the remaining months upto June, 2010 The DA due from July, 2010 could be 6% or above.

New DA for employees drawing their pay in the pre revised - 5th CPC


Subject:- Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2010 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre revised scale as per 5thth CPC.


The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 29th September, 2009 revising the Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2009 in respect of employees of Central Government and Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2 The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 73% to 87% w.e.f. 1.1.2010. All other conditions as laid down in the O.M. dated 3 October, 2008 will continue to apply.

3 The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of the organizations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.