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11 Oct 2010
Leave Travel Concewssion - Government Servant Should do...
11 Oct 2010
Time limit for framing of Rules and Regulations on conversion of Government Department into PSUs/autonomous/statutory body
26 Sep 2010
Discussions On Various Issues Taken Up By The Staff Side In The 2nd Meeting Of Macp Committee
26 Sep 2010
CGHS Dispensary Shifting - 20,000 beneficiaries face uncertainty
22 Sep 2010
Payment of Dearness Allowance to Centrel Government employees - Revised rates effective from 1-7-2010
22 Sep 2010
Govt announces bonus for non-gazetted employees

22 Sep 2010
Grant of Non-Productivity linked Bonus (ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government employees



Posted: 26 Sep 2010 07:13 AM PDT

Confederation of Central Government Employees General Secretary Mr.K.K.N.Kutty has written in his website regarding the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side in second meeting of the MACP Committee, which was held on 15th September, 2010. We have reproduced the full content of the post and given below for your information...

The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee was held on 15th September, 2010. The meeting was chaired by the Joint Secretary (Estt.) Department of Personnel and Training. We give hereunder a brief resume of the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side.

1. Item No. 1, 9 and 29,46: The demand was to provide for Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP as was given in the old ACP Scheme. This has not been agreed to.

2. Item No.3. Option for each individual employee either to retain the old ACP scheme or to switch over to MACP. It was only agreed by the DOPT that they may consider giving option to the Department and not to the individual employee to retrain old ACP Scheme in respect of either the entire establishment of that Department or for a specific category or cadre of the employees of that Department. They also added that they may instruct the Administrative department to undertake restructuring of the cadres in consultation with the Staff Side which would secure quicker promotion.

3. Item No. 8. Anomaly in respect of Junior Engineers of CPWD. The Official side agreed that CPWD may ask for option to retain the old ACP in respect of Junior Engineers which will be considered.

4. Item No. 2, 10 and 48. The Scheme of MACP to be implemented with effect from 1.1.2006. Not agreed to.

5. Item No. 7.Grant of financial up-gradation under ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 in respect of employees who have opted the revised Pay Band Grade Pay System with effect from 1.1.2006. Agreed to.

6. Item No. 4 and 26. Applicability of MACP scheme to Group D employees placed in the grade pay of Rs. 1800 in PB1. along with the benefit of 3% increment in each stage of up-gradation. Covered by the clarification already issued by the Department of personnel ( See their website)

7. Item No. 5 and 23. Counting of 50% of service rendered by a casual labourer with temporary status for reckoning the 10, 20 and 30 years of service for the purpose of MACP. They will examine the court ruling in this regard according which the entire casual service should count for the purpose of MACP.

8. Item No. 6. Supervised staff placed in higher grade pay than their supervisor. The item has been transferred to the National Anomaly Committee for discussion.

9. Item No.11 and 47. In the Railways and some other departments, promotion continues to be given in the merged pay scales, since these have not been functionally merged. It was demanded that in such promotion increment at the rate of 3% may be granted. The Official side has agreed to consider such cases, if taken up by the respective departments.

10. Item No. 15, 22, 39 and 51.These would be considered in the Anomaly Committee of Railways.

11. Item No. 12, 30 and 49. Those selected under LDCE/GBCE schemes may be treated as directly recruited personnel as was done in the case of old ACP scheme. The Official side agreed to look into it.

12. Item Nos. 13, 16. 24 , 50 and 58. It was pointed out that under old ACP scheme in case of an employee who were reverted from higher post to lower post at this request ( to enable him to get transfer to another recruiting unit) the service rendered by him in the higher post was counted for the benefit of ACP. This should be extended to the MACP as well. The Official side agreed to issue necessary clarification in this regard.

13. Item No.14. A departmental employee who has been appointed to a higher grade by virtue of his being selected in a Direct Recruitment Examination the ten, twenty and thirty years of service for the purpose of MACP to be reckoned from the date of such appointment. Necessary clarificatory order has been issued by the DOPT. ( Please see their website)

14. Item No. 16. The service rendered by an employee who had resigned may be counted if he is given re-employment for the purpose of MACP. The Official side wanted this item to be processed separately.

15. Item No. 17. The service rendered prior to removal or dismissal should count if he is reinstated on appeal or by Courts. The Official side stated that the past service will be considered if so ordered by the Court or the Appellate Authorities.

16. Item No. 36. The service rendered in a State Government/Statutory body /PSU before appointment in the Central Govt. to be counted for MACP. Not agreed to.

17. Item No. 37 and 38. Counting the probation period for the purpose of MACP. This is counted as per the scheme

18. Item No. 42. Application of MACP to a surplus hand redeployed to lower post. This is covered under the scheme.

19. Item No. 18 and 54. A person de-categorised on medical grounds to be treated as a fresh appointee. It was not agreed to .

20. Item No. 41. The service rendered in higher grade who have been redeployed in the lower post on medical de-categorised on medical grounds may be counted under the MACP. The official side agreed to reiterate Railway Board's order issued in the year 2005.

21. Item No. 19, 33 and 53. Stepping up benefit to seniors when the juniors get higher pay on account of financial up-gradation. The Supreme Court has given such an order. The Official side will examine this issue and the copy of the Supreme Court's order may be furnished to them.

22. Item No.20. The Account Assistants in the Railways when appointed on qualifying the Appendix II Examination may be treated as a fresh appointee and his past service in the lower post be ignored. The Railway Board to process this case separately.

23. Item No. 21.27 and 28. The Bench mark of good for entitlement to MACP benefit in cases where promotion to the higher posts is on the basis of seniority cum fitness may be done away with. Agreed to examine and issue necessary clarification.

24. Item No. 24, 40 and 45. Counting of Training period. The induction training period would be counted.

25. Item No. 25. The incentive may be given as applicable to the grade pay granted under MACP. This may be considered by the Railways.

26. Item No.31. Extension of MACP to Staff Car Drivers and other Drivers etc. The orders have been issued separately.

27. Item No.34. Pay fixation on promotion subsequent to the grant of MACP with an increment. This was not accepted.

28. Item No. 35. Notional classification for Central Government employees Insurance scheme for those with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 to be treated as Group B and covered by the scheme for Group B. Not accepted.

29. Item No.43. There are several illustrations given relating to Railway employees. These were not discussed and each case was asked to be processed separately.

30. Item No. 55. There are no provisions for grant of certain privileges/incentive on grant of MACP as was there in the old ACP scheme. The Item may be considered by the Railway administration.

Due to some unavoidable circumstances, we could not place this letter on our website immediately after the meeting. We regret for the same.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General

CGHS Dispensary Shifting - 20,000 beneficiaries face uncertainty
Posted: 26 Sep 2010 06:46 AM PDT

Source: Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 25 Over 20,000 beneficiaries of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in the region could be deprived of health care facilities until and unless either the Union Health Ministry takes urgent steps to find an alternative place to shift its lone dispensary in Sector 45 or the UT administration shelves its plan to evict them from there.

The CGHS dispensary, the only one in the northern region (up Delhi), which caters to Central Government employees and retired personnel working or settled in Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, faces eviction notice from the Administration and is presently functioning on an extended deadline. The initial deadline expired in June and the Administration has given six additional months to the CGHS to make alternative arrangements.

However, nothing much has been done till date and if the things continue at the same pace and the Administration doesn’t extend the deadline, the CGHS beneficiaries could be heading for trouble, vis-a-vis their health care.

Confirming the Administration’s move, SC Anand, Additional Director, CGHS, Chandigarh, said, the UT administration had served an eviction notice for June, but after the intervention of some members of the coordination committee of the Central Government Pensioners Association, the deadline was extended till December.

He said the building where the dispensary was located was taken on rent from the Administration in 2002.

Anand said though they had identified some alternative sites for shifting the dispensary, the approval was yet to come from the Administration. “If any of the given sites is approved in time, the work can be started and the deadline met,” he said. Else they would face the dilemma of what to do post-December, he added.

On the other hand, UT health officials say they need the site for converting it into standalone “labour rooms” for encouraging institutional deliveries in and around Sector 45. Though the reason may sound plausible, a senior official could not explain why this particular site was required when the Administration has many alternatives with it.

Central Government employees and pensioners are obviously concerned about these developments and feel that rather than just indulging in “babugiri” of issuing notices, the Administration should offer alternatives. “If the lone wellness centre is closed, the elderly pensioners will be at loss,” said one of the members of the pensioners’ committee.

Interestingly, most of the Central Government pensioners registered at the CGHS dispensary in Sector 45 are from Chandigarh and are not covered by any other health care scheme. In case the dispensary goes non-functional, they will be deprived of medical facilities, maintains another member of the coordination committee.

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Centrel Government employees - Revised rates effective from 1-7-2010


No. 1(6)/2010-E-II(B)

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi,the 22nd September,2010


Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Centrel Government employees - Revised rates effective from 1-7-2010.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1(3)/2009-E-II(B) dated 26th March.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to central government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July 2010.

2 . The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Office Memorandum No.1(3)/2008 29th August,2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders

3. The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash ro all Central Government employees.

4. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates.In regard to Armed Forces Personnel and railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

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

(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Govt announces bonus for non-gazetted employees
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 06:32 PM PDT

New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) In a festival gift to non-gazetted central government employees, the Centre today announced a bonus of up to Rs 3,500 for 2009-10. All the central government employees in Group C and D and all gazetted employees in Group B who are not covered by any productivity linked bonus scheme will get bonus equivalent to 30 days emoluments, Finance Ministry said in an office memorandum.

The payment will also be admissible to the Central Police and para-military personnel and personnel of armed forces, it said. Only those employees who were in service on March 31, 2010 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2009-2010 will be eligible for payment, it said.

Meanwhile, the Central Government also issued notification for enhancing the Dearness Allowance for its 88 lakh employees and pensioners by 10 percentage points. This comes as a follow up to the approval given last week by the union Cabinet to hike the DA from 35 per cent to 45 per cent of the basic salary of the central government employees with retrospective effect from July 1, 2010.

The increase in DA comes just a few days after the organised workforce was cheered by one percentage point increase in the interest rate on the provident fund to 9.5 per cent.

Source: PTI

Grant of Non-Productivity linked Bonus (ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government employees


Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.III-A Branch)

New Delhi,the 22nd September,2010

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity linked Bonus (ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government employees for the year 2009-2010-Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies

Orders have been issued vide this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.7/24/2007 E-III(A) dated 22-09-2009 authorizing 30 days emoluments as Non-PLB (as-hoc bonus) for the accounting year 2009-2010 to the central government employees not covered by the productivity Linked Bonus Schemes. The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the Non-PLB (Ad-hoc) bonus so admissible subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the aforesaid orders, may be extended to the employees of autonomous bodies, partly or fully funded by the Central Government which (i)follow the pattern of emoluments identical to that of the Central Government and(ii) do not have any bonus or ex-gratia or incentive scheme in operation

2. In case of doubt as to the operation of these orders the clarificatory orders,circulated vide this Ministry,s OM No.14(10) E-Coord/88 dated 4-10-88,as amended fromtime to time,may be kept in view,mutatis mutandis.

3. Any request for funding by the Government to meet the liability on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus ) in respect of various organizations would not be considered by the Ministries cicerned, having regard to the stipulation of aforesaid OM dated 22.09.2010 that the expenditure on Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) should be met from within the existing budgetary provisions of the respective organizations. While the Autonomous Bodies not funded by the Central Government may also adopt these orders in respect of their employees,no liability for funding will in any case lie on the Central Government on this account.

(Renu Jain)

Time limit for framing of Rules and Regulations on conversion of Government Department into PSUs/autonomous/statutory body

No.AB.14017/37/2009-Estt. (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi

Dated the 8thOctober 2010


Subject: Time limit for framing of Rules and Regulations on conversion of Government Department into PSUs/autonomous/statutory body

The undersigned is directed to refer to the above subject and to state that the instructions on matters relating to regulation of service conditions of Government employees on transfer to autonomous organizations have been issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare. The provisions included in the relevant portion of Rule 37 (A) of the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972 refers.

2. This Department has examined issues pertaining to service conditions,promotion / confirmation, etc. in respect of the deemed deputationists on a reference received from the administrative Ministries. It has been decided that in such cases where there is a conversion of a Government Department into PSUs/autonomous/statutory body, there must be a time frame within which a new body shall frame its rules and regulations. At the end of this period, all employees on deemed deputation should have opted either to get permanently absorbed in the new organization or revert to the Government. A maximum period of 5 years for framing of rules and another 2 years for phasing out repatriation to those opting to come back to has been prescribed. All the Ministries/Departments are accordingly advised to adhere to the time frame whenever a proposal for transfer of employees is considered as above.

(Smita Kumar)
Director (Estt.I)




1. He should ensure that his home town is correctly indicated in his service records. Otherwise he should take action to have his home town entered therein.

2. Whenever he intends to avail of the concession under this scheme, he should inform the Controlling Officer before commencement of the journeys.

3. When he intends to avail of the concession to visit “anywhere in India” by himself or by any member(s) of his family, he should declare the intended place of visit to the Controlling Officer. The official and / or member(s) of the family must visit the place to become eligible for reimbursement of the claim.

4. If there is any change in the intended place of visit, he should intimate the same to the Controlling Officer before the commencement of the journey.

5. He should produce evidence of his having actually performed the journey, for example, serial numbers of Railway tickets, etc.

6. If he takes an advance under this scheme, he should ensure that the outward journey is commenced within 30 days from the date of grant of the advance, or refund the full advance. In case of journeys by rail, advance can be drawn sixty days before the proposed date of outward journey. In all cases, Railway/Bus tickets should be produced within ten days of drawal of the advance.

7. He should see that half the advance is refunded if the period of absence exceeds 90 days.

8. He should prefer the bills adjusting the advance taken within one month from the completion of the return journey. In all cases, the claim will stand forfeited or deemed to have been relinquished if the same is not preferred within three months of the return journey.


1. A record of all assistance granted under the scheme should be maintained. Entries should be made in the service books indicating the dates of commencement of the outward journey.

2. He should maintain, for his own convenience, a register of home town in respect of the staff under his control.

3. Relaxations of a minor nature, viz., waival of prior intimation of journey can be made by the Head of Department in genuine cases.

4. He should keep a watch over the position of outstanding advances paid up to the end of the previous month and issue necessary orders regarding recovery of advances due for adjustment.

Source: Government Employees News




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