Nov 15, 2017

Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants of CSS drawing less pay on promotion in the Section Officers’ Grade than their juniors

Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants of CSS drawing less pay on promotion in the Section Officers’ Grade than their juniors

F.No.18/2/2014-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
 
2nd Floor, A Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, the 6 November, 2017
 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Subject: Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants of CSS drawing less pay on promotion in the Section Officers’ Grade than their juniors -regarding.
 
Ref: OM No.18/2/2007-CS-l dated 20.05.2014 & 08.07.2014 and OM No.18/212014-CS.l(S) dated 27.12.20216.
 
Representations have been received from some CSS officers in whose case re-fixation and recovery orders have been issued by concerned Ministries/Departments in pursuance to DOPT OM dated 20.05.2014, requesting withdrawal of the OMs referred above.
 
2. It is once again clarified that OM No.5/16/80-CS.I dated 13.4.1988 was issued on acceptance of award by Board of Arbitration in CA Reference No.7 of 1984 which allowed stepping up of pay of an Assistant of CSS, who is senior by virtue of having been recruited through an earlier examination but is drawing less pay on promotion in the Grade of Section Officer than his junior recruited through a later examination, up to a level equal to the pay of such junior Section Officer in the same cadre i.e. senior DR Assistant to junior DR Assistant of later exam on their promotion as Section Officer. Vide OM No.5/21/92-CS.I dated 23.2.1994 this benefit of stepping up was extended to Section Officers appointed through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) (again applicable to DR Assistants only). OM No.5/1/96-CS.I dated 8.10.1996 further extended this benefit in case of promotee Assistants and also to the cases where both junior and senior have been recruited on the basis of the same Select List Assistants Grade Examination, as the case may be in accordance with judgements of CAT in OA No. 365/90 (Shri K.C. Sehgal VS UOI and CA No. 869/91 (Shri L.K. Chawla VS UOI), which were upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.
 
3. That there are general guidelines of stepping up of pay issued by the Ministry of Finance vide OM No.F.2(78)-E.III(A) dated 0 .02.1966 and this Department vide OM dated 04.11.1993. One of the conditions of the general guidelines for allowing stepping up of pay to a senior govt. servant with reference to a junior is that the senior should have drawn more pay than the junior in the lower grade also.
 
4. However, certain clarifications were issued by CS-I Division, DoPT in 2007 and 2008 to individual Ministries/Departments, on references received from them, which were at variance with the general conditions of stepping up of pay i.e. stepping up of pay was allowed even if junior was drawing more pay than the senior in the lower grade i.e. in Assistant/Grade. Therefore, vide OM dated 29.5.2009, the clarification issued in 2007 & 2008 were withdrawn and Ministries/Departments were advised to strictly allow stepping up enforcing conditions laid down in OM dated 8.10.1996. Departments were also informed vide OM dated 21.05.2010 that as the matter was still under consideration, status-quo, as on date, might be maintained in the matter of stepping up of pay of Section Officers of CSS till the matter attains finality. Eventually, the matter attained finality and a consolidated OM as vetted by the Estt..(Pay) Division of this Department and Department of Expenditure was issued on 20.05.2014.
 
5. The Ministries/Departments were requested vide OM dated 20.05.14 that stepping up of pay already allowed in cases where the individuals are not covered by the OMs dated 13.04.1988, 23.02.1994 and 08.10.1996 and general conditions as laid down in OM dated 04.11.193, should be reviewed and pay re-fixed accordingly. That excess payments made to the employees in the cases of wrong stepping up of pay should be recovered in terms of DOP&T’s OM No.18/26/2011-Estt(Pay-l) dated 06.02.2014 and a compliance report in this regard furnished to this Department. It was further clarified vide OM dated 08.7.2014 that all the three OMs and general conditions of stepping up of pay are not exclusive of each other and the three OMs are to be read with and subject to the general conditions reiterated vide OM dated 4.11.1993, therefore, stepping up of pay is not to be allowed where junior was drawing more pay than the senior in the lower grade.
 
6. As regards, OA No.2884/2015 and similar OAs filed in this regard, it is observed that only applicants in these cases have been granted interim stay by the Learned CAT. That the said OAs have been filed by the applicants in the individual capacity. Thus in all those cases where stepping up of pay has been allowed, but where the benefited individuals were not covered by the OMs dated 13.4.88, 23.2.94 and 8.10.96 and the general conditions of stepping up of pay as laid down in the DOP&T’s OM No. 4/7/92-Estt(Pay-1) dated 04.11.93, pay will have to be re-fixed and recovery of excess payment, if any, is to be made.
 
7. Therefore, vide reminder OM dated 27.12.16, the Ministries/Departments were requested to expedite the compliance reports as requested vide OM dated 20.05.2014 except in those cases where matter of recovery is subjudice/stayed by order of any competent court.
 
8. It may be mentioned that one of the similarly placed officers, in whose case orders for stepping up of pay with reference to a promotee assistant was issued but not implemented, had approached CA (PB) through OA No.1199/2014(H.C. Rai vs. UOI). The CAT vide its order dated 28.03.17 while dismissing the OA had categorically ruled that the stepping up of his pay was not in consonance with the provisions of OM dated 20.05.2014 i.e. OMs dated 13.4.88, 23.2.94 and 8.10.96.
 
9. With regards difficulty being faced by some Ministries/Departments in establishing links/chain of officers in refixation/recovery matters, it is hereby mentioned that many Ministries/Departments have already issued re-fixation orders establishing links by themselves as per the instructions issued by this Department.
 
10. All the Ministries/Departments are thus again requested to furnish the compliance reports in the prescribed proforma, latest by 15th November 2017.
 
11. In view of above, the representations/OMS of following have no merit and are accordingly disposed off:
 
(Anil Tripathi)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source-Staff News

CGHS and CS(MA) Beneficiaries can go directly at empanelled hospitals on advise of Central/State Govt Specialists

CGHS and CS(MA) Beneficiaries can go directly at empanelled hospitals on advise of Central/State Govt Specialists

Z 15025/105/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 9th November,2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Sub: Simplification of procedure for treatment at private hospitals empanelled under CGHS/CS (MA) Rules, 1944
With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that this Ministry has been receiving representations for simplification of procedure for undergoing treatment at private hospitals empanelled under CGHS. The matter has been examined and it has now been decided that CGHS beneficiaries are allowed to undergo treatment at private hospitals empanelled under CGHS of specific treatment procedures listed under CGHS rate list are advised by a Specialist in a Central Government / State Govt. Specialist hospital or a CGHS Medical Officer without any requirement of any other referral (permission) letter.
 
2. Private empanelled hospitals shall perform the treatment on cashless basis in respect of pensioners, ex-MPs, Freedom Fighters, Regular employees {both CGHS and CS (MA) beneficiaries} of this Ministry & other categories of CGHS beneficiaries, who are presently eligible for credit facility and shall enclose the prescription issued by Government Specialist or a CGHS Medical Officer, in original (or a self-attested photocopy) along with the hospital bill submitted to the competent authorities.
 
3. Serving government employees shall enclose the prescription issued by a Government Specialist or a CGHS Medical Officer in original (or a self-attested photocopy), while submitting the medical claim to the concerned Ministry /department/office for reimbursement.
 
4. CGHS Medical Officer / Government Specialist shall not refer the beneficiaries to any particular empanelled hospital by name but, shall specify the treatment procedure and mention ‘referred to any CGHS empanelled centre’.
 
5.These orders are applicable only in respect of treatment procedures for which CGHS rates are available.
Sd/-
[Sunil Kumar Gupta]
Under Secretary to Government of India
Source-Staff News

Nov 14, 2017

Empanelment of Private Health Care Organization under CGHS Chandigarh (Continuous Empanelment Scheme)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
(CHNTRAL GOVT. HEALTH SCHEME)
O/O ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR, CGHS, CHANDIGARH. 
4th floor, Kendriya Sadan SECTOR-9A, CHANDIGARH-160009 

No: AD/CGHS/CHD/EPHDC/E-tendring/2017/4544-60

Dated: 30.10.2017

Empanelment of Fortis Escorts Hospital under CGHS Jaipur regarding

Government of India
Central Government Health Schemes
Kendirya Sadan Parisar, 'B' Block,
Ground Fllor, Sector-10, Vidyadhar Nagar, Jaipur - 302039

No.CGHS/JPR/ RPH&DC/2017(Admn.)/8722-44

Dated: 26-07-2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Empanelment of Private hospitals under CGHS Jaipur

House Building Advance 2017 Rules as per 7th CPC - Silent Features

Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
09-November-2017 18:33 IST

House Building Advance 2017

The Government has revised the House Building Advance (HBA) rules for Central Government Employees incorporating the accepted recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. Following are the salient features of the new rules:-

Nov 12, 2017

क्या आप जानते हैं कि इतने रेल एक्सीडेंट क्यों हो रहे हैं ?



Written by Dilip Mandal

आंकड़े अक्सर बोरिंग होते हैं. उनमें कोई रस नहीं होता. लेकिन कई बार वे बेहद दिलचस्प और कई बार खौफनाक कहानियां कहते हैं.

आज बात ऐसे ही कुछ आंकड़ों की.


कांग्रेस के राज्यसभा सदस्य मोतीलाल वोरा ने रेलवे मंत्रालय से एक मासूम सा सवाल पूछा. सवाल यह था कि रेलवे ने पिछले तीन साल में कितने नए कर्मचारियों को नौकरी पर रखा और इस दौरान कितने कर्मचारी रिटायर हो गए.

सरकार ने 11 अगस्त, 2017 को राज्यसभा में जानकारी दी कि पिछले तीन साल में रेलवे में 1,15,003 कर्मचारियों और अफसरों को नौकरी पर रखा और इसी दौरान 1,79,322 कर्मचारी और अफसर रिटायर हो गए.

Nov 11, 2017

Railway Board – 7th Central Pay Commission-Additional House Rent Allowance (HRA) for Railway Employees serving in the states of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.RBE No.165/2017

No.E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-9

New Delhi, dated 08.11.2017
The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

House Building Advance 2017

Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

09-November-2017

House Building Advance 2017

Simplification of procedure for treatment at private hospitals empanelled under CGHS/CS (MA) Rules, 1944

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare EHS Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 9th November,2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Simplification of procedure for treatment at private hospitals empanelled under CGHS/CS (MA) Rules, 1944

CLARIFICATION REGARDING DRESS ALLOWANCE

CLARIFICATION REGARDING  DRESS ALLOWANCE 

UP Traffic Cops To Don Blue Trousers From Dec 1

Lucknow: Come December 1, Uttar Pradesh traffic police will once again don blue trousers instead of the existing khaki – a light shade of yellow and brown.

UP traffic cops will wear white shirts and blue trousers from December 1.

“At a meeting of the DGP, it was unanimously decided by officers to change the colour of khaki trousers to blue from December 1. It has been done to give the traffic police a separate identify,” a senior official said here.