PFRDA : Submitting application transformed from Physical Mode to Online Mode

PFRDA : Submitting application transformed from Physical Mode to Online Mode

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PFRDA smoothens the Process of Registration of Retirement Advisers; Process of submitting application transformed from Physical Mode to Online Mode.

In order to smoothen the process of registration of Retirement Advisers, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has transformed the process of submitting application from physical mode to online mode.

The applicants can now submit their application online and upload scanned images of all the required documents. This will reduce the application processing time. PFRDA is registering Retirement Advisers for widening the coverage of NPS by facilitating on boarding of the subscribers and also providing advisory services to them for allocating assets under NPS and choosing Pension Fund Managers.

“Retirement Adviser” can be any individual, registered partnership firm, body corporate, or any registered trust or society, which desires to engage in the activity of providing advice on National Pension System or other pension schemes regulated by PFRDA to prospects / existing subscribers or other persons or group of persons and is registered as such under the PFRDA (Retirement Advisers) Regulations.

NISM and FPSB India are providing necessary certification in order to become eligible for registration as Retirement Adviser. However, Investment Advisers registered with SEBI are exempted from the requirement of such certifications and they can directly submit their application to PFRDA for registration.
7th Pay Commission: Government ready to implement Higher Allowances

7th Pay Commission: Government ready to implement Higher Allowances


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New Delhi: Giving the hint that government is all set to implement higher allowances, Finance Ministry sources said that ‘higher allowances' will have no impact on inflation.


Finance Ministry sources today said the government is ready to implement the higher allowances from May after receiving the report of Committee on Allowances.

"Over 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will benefit by final report on allowances," the sources added.

After the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2016 in respect of basic pay and dearness allowances, the Committee on Allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was constituted in June last year.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended abolition of 52 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances, which triggered resentment among central government employees that governments complied with formation of the Committee on Allowances.

It's been almost ten months and the Committee on Allowances has not yet set a date for the submission of the report on allowances to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. However, the committee was initially given four months time to submit the report to Finance Minister.

"7th Pay Commission: Will Committee on Allowances submit its report today?" - Zee News Report

"7th Pay Commission: Will Committee on Allowances submit its report today?" - Zee News Report

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The wait for higher allowances like Dearness Allowance (DA) and House Rent Allowance (HRA) for nearly 1 crore government employees and pensioners might be near its end as the Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on Allowances like likely to submit its report as part of the 7th Pay Commission to the Finance Ministry on Thursday. 


The cause of delay have been many but media reports said that the Committee on Allowances will submit its report on allowances to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley once he returns from his US visit on Thursday. 

The government has not given any official confirmation in this regards or a timeline for implementation of 7th Pay Commission reforms for allowances. 

Jaitley, in August 2016, formed  Ashok Lavasa committee to look into the demands of nearly 1 crore central government employees and pensioners for provisions of higher dearness and house rent allowances. 

Apart from allowances, the panel will be giving suggestions on House Rent Allowances to the government. Under the 7th Pay Commission, HRA should be paid at the rate of 24%, 16% and 8% of the new Basic Pay, depending on the type of cities. Employees' unions demanded HRA at 30, 20 and 10%. 

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended subsuming all allowances into one block but the finance minister deferred this decision and referred it to committee. 

Out of 196 allowances, the 7th Pay Commission report had recommended abolition of 52 and subsuming of another 36 into larger existing ones.

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Delay in 7th CPC Allowances Report is due to Foreign tour of Committee Member: NDTV

7th Pay Commission: Latest Updates On Allowance Committee Report

The allowance committee had held a meeting in this regard on April 6 which some employee union officials termed as "conclusive".
The allowance committee looking into the 7th pay recommendations is likely to submit its report to the government soon, a top employee union official said. "I believe that there has been some delay in the finalisation of the report as some allowance panel members were outside the country on an official visit," he said. There has not been any official word on whether the allowance committee has been submitted. The government had earlier said that the decision on allowances will be taken after the committee on 7th Pay Commission submits its report.


The allowance committee had held a meeting in this regard on April 6 which some employee union officials termed as "conclusive". The 7th pay commission had examined a total of 196 existing allowances and recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances.
The 7th Pay Commission had recommended that house rent allowance or HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th Pay Commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.
At a meeting held on March 28, the allowance committee on 7th Pay Commission recommendations had sought comments from the ministries of defence, railways and posts on treatment of some allowances. The government had in June accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. But the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations relating to allowances were referred to the Ashok Lavasa committee.
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Grant of maternity leave for female government servant - Clarification

Grant of maternity leave for female government servant - Clarification

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Grant of maternity leave for female government servant - Clarification

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 110 010

AN/XIV/19404/Leave Matters/Vol-III
Dated: 19-04-2017
To

All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA (Fys)

Subject: Grant of maternity leave - Clarification

A reference was made to DoP&T regarding quantum of maternity leave admissible to a female government servant consequent upon death of the child(s) after birth.

2. In reply, DoP&T has clarified that - " in case of death of child shortly after birth, the woman employees may be granted Maternity Leave of two months for recovery after delivery of the child".

3. Similar cases/requests may be regulated accordingly.

(Kavita Garg)
Sr.Dy.CGDA (AN)
Signed Copy

7th Pay Commission report: Big changes expected from Ashok Lavasa panel recommendations

Apart from abolishing or subsuming various allowances, the committee is most significantly revising the rates of House Rent Allowances (HRA), which a fixed amount paid to the employees for their accommodation needs. (Reuters)

With the Ashok Lavasa committee set to recommend changes in allowances under the seventh pay commission, the salaries of central government employees will be witnessing major changes. Apart from abolishing or subsuming various allowances, the committee is most significantly revising the rates of House Rent Allowances (HRA), which a fixed amount paid to the employees for their accommodation needs.

While the HRA is a crucial part of the salaries of government employees, it currently constitutes 30 % of the salries of employees working in metro areas. In the revised rates, the committee will be reducing the HRA to 24% in the metros. The seventh pay commission has further mentioned that the HRA will be extended as per the type of the city where the employee is living in. The cities across the country have been classified into three classes, X, Y and Z.

The cities under class X are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and under class Y comes Agra, Ajmer, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Belgaum, Bhavnagar, Bhiwandi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bikaner, Bokaro Steel City, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Durg-Bhilai Nagar, Durgapur, Erode, Faridabad, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guntur, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli-Dharwad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamnagar, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kakinada, Kochi, Kottayam, Kolhapur, Kollam, Kota, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Malappuram, Malegaon, Mangalore, Meerut, Moradabad, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Nellore, Noida, Patna, Pondicherry, Raipur, Rajkot, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Sangli, Siliguri, Solapur, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vasai-Virar City, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal. While all other cities in all states and union territories fall under class Z.

While, as per the Ashok Lavasa committee recomendation, the HRA rates will be fixed on the basis of the living costs in different cities, the committee is also planning to set the rates on the basis of the Dearness Allowance (DA) paid to the employees. As reported by India.com, it stated that if the DA to an employee crosses 50% the HRA rates will be 27 per cent, 18 percent and 9 per cent. And if the DA rate crosses 100 % the HRA rates will be 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.

The Ashok Lavasa committee is expected to present the final report on the revised rates on April 18.
The Financial Express

7th Pay Commission – Budget session over but the wait for allowances is not

According to reports, the Ashok Lavasa committee has not yet submitted its report on allowances.


The second part of the Budget session ended on Wednesday and there has been no announcement on revised allowances for government employees under the Seventh Pay Commission.
  • According to reports, the Ashok Lavasa committee–constituted to review the recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission–is yet to submit its report to the Narendra Modi government.
  • It is believed that the Ashok Lavasa committee could take another week to submit its report on allowances.

The government had cleared the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations in June last year. It has been nearly 10 months, and nearly 50 lakh Central government employees are still waiting to get some good news on allowances.

HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LONG WAIT FOR ALLOWANCES:

  • The Seventh Pay Commission recommended abolishing 53 of the 196 allowances that government employees get. The pay commission also suggested merging 36 smaller allowances with the bigger ones.
  • Among the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations was to reduce the House Rent Allowance (HRA) by 2-6 per cent depending on the type of cities. For metros, the pay commission suggested bringing down the HRA from 30 per cent to 24 per cent.
  • The House Rent Allowance or HRA forms a sizeable part of a government’s employees salary and the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendation did not go down well with them.
  • Following protests by employees, the Narendra Modi government decided to form a panel under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to review the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.
  • The Committee on Allowances was formed in July last year and was given four months to submit its report to Finance Ministry. The deadline for report submission was later extended to February 22, 2017.
  • Speculations were rife that the government would make an announcement after the Assembly elections in the five states were over and the model code of conduct would be lifted.
  • However, no announcement were made on revised allowances. Employees were hopeful that the government would take a decision on allowances before March 31 so that they can draw hike salaries from the beginning of the new financial year.
  • Yet again, it was known that the Committee on Allowances could not submit its report as it had sought comments from ministries of defence, railways and posts on 14 allowances.
  • Now, the second part of the Budget session is over but government employees’ wait for revised allowances seems far from over.
Source :  India Today

Procedure to convert the Dormant SB account to active in DOP Finacle


  • Generally if there are no credits in SB account for years then the SB account will be marked as Dormant which is also known as Silent account.
  • Silent account is nothing but inactive account the status of the account can be viewed in the menu HACCDET or CASBAM menus in DOP Finacle.
  • When we try to close or deposit or withdraw or credit any closure to the SB account which is Dormant then the system will throw the error - "DR.TRAN TO DORMANT " with error code as HP2 as shown in the below figure.

  • From the above screen shot it is clear that we are trying to close the Dormant account in the counter PA it will accept but when we try to verify the same closure during verification then the above error will be thrown by the system.

Root Cause of the above problem :- 


  • The above problem mainly arises due to account is dormant status which can be inquired using HACCDET and CASBAM.
  • All the Dormant accounts will be marked as silent and in DOP transactions are not allowed on Dormant accounts even closure hence the system will show the above error.

Solution for the above Problem :- 

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Cabinet to adjudge on 7th CPC revised allowances before April 23

Cabinet to adjudge on 7th CPC revised allowances before April 23: Paramnews

7th Pay Commission: Modi govt may adjudge on implementation of 7th CPC revised allowances specially on House Rent Allowances, before MCD Election April 23

Though nothing concrete has yet been made clear about revised allowances and actual date of implementation of the allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission, some media reports around it have already made 47 lakh central government employees to go gaga over it.

MCD Poll would not derail implementation of 7th CPC revised allowances by Modi Govt. Paramnews.com team has analyzed the report of National Council Staff Side, "Brief of the meeting held with the Cabinet Secretary on 28.03.2017" displaying on the official website and the “Code of conduct” from Election Commission of India about announcement of Financial Grants in any Form at the time of Polls. After the detailed interpretation which are given below, It can strongly be said that MCD Poll can not be a hurdle in front of the Govt in implementation of 7th CPC revised allowances.

National Council Staff Side, JCM Secretary Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra's Statement

As National Council Staff Side, JCM Secretary Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra has informed through his official website that the meeting of the Committee formed to look into the perks was the last meeting and the committee will submit its report to the cabinet very shortly. Shri S G Mishra also added that the Cabinet Secretary expressed his apprehension that, MCD elections may result in some delay, but at the same time, he assured that, as soon as he gets report of the Committee on Allowances, that will immediately be forwarded to the Cabinet, and after approval of the Cabinet, if need be, we would take necessary permission from the Election Commission.

7th Pay Commission: Allowance Report Likely To Take Some More Time



The allowance committee examining 7th Pay Commission recommendations is likely to take some more time to submit its report to the government, said a top employee union official. The allowance committee is expected to take 4-5 days more, he added. Hopes were rising that the allowance committee on 7th Pay Commission may submit its report to the government this week. 

The allowance committee had held a meeting in this regard on April 6, which some termed as "conclusive". At a previous meeting held on March 28, the allowance committee on 7th Pay Commission recommendations had sought comments from the ministries of DEFENCE, railways and posts on treatment of some allowances. The 7th Pay Commission had recommended that house rent allowance or hra be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th Pay Commission had also recommended that the rate of hra be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded hra at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent. 

The government had earlier said that that the decision on allowances will be taken after the committee on 7th Pay Commission submits its report. The government had in June accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. But the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations relating to allowances were referred to the Ashok Lavasa committee. The Seventh Pay Commission had examined a total of 196 existing allowances and recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances. 

7th Pay Commission Allowances Committee: Top 10 Developments

1. 7th CPC Allowance Committee Report – Minister once again replied in Parliament on 22.3.2017
“DoPT Minister replied in Lok Sabha on 22nd March 2017 regarding the status of the Committee on Allowances.”

2. Decision on 7th CPC allowances – Deep sense of frustration among employees
“Reports indicate that the Government might take more time to announce its decisions regarding the Ashok Lavasa Committee’s report on allowances that were prescribed by the Seventh Pay Commission”

3. Committee on Allowances of 7th CPC – 3rd Reply in Parliament on 24.3.2017
“The Committee has taken more time than was initially prescribed in view of the large number of demands received. The Committee is now in the process of finalizing its Report.”

4. Submission of Allowance Committee Report on 28.3.2017
“Allowance Committee is now in the process of finalizing its Report. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.”

5. NC JCM Staff Side Report on 28.3.2017
"Meeting of Committee on Allowances held today remained inconclusive : “Meeting of Committee on Allowances took place on 28th March, 2017, discussion on Allowances remained inconclusive. Issue of House Rent Allowance didn’t come up during meeting.”


6. NC JCM Staff Side Report on 29.3.2017
"Grievances of the Central Government Employees : “It was being expected that, Committee on Allowances would complete its proceedings within the fixed timeframe and the CGEs would be paid allowances on the revised rates w.e.f. the date of implementation of the 7th CPC report, but unfortunately, it is being delayed inordinately, owing to which there is serious resentment brewing among the CGEs.”

7. NC JCM Staff Side Report on 30.3.2017
Brief of the meeting held with the Cabinet Secretary : “I met the Cabinet Secretary on 28th March, 2017….”MCD elections may result in some delay, but at the same time, he assured that, as soon as he gets report of the Committee on Allowances, that will immediately be forwarded to the Cabinet, and after approval of the Cabinet, if need be, we would take necessary permission from the Election Commission.”

8. NC JCM Staff Side Report on 3.4.2017
Meeting of the Committee on Allowances : “It has been informed by the Secretary, Staff Side(JCM), Com. S.G.Mishra, that, meeting of the Committee on Allowances will be held on 06.04.2017.
“Probably this may the conclusive meeting.”

9. 7th CPC Allowance Committee : Silence Prevails after NC JCM Report on 4.4.2017
“Speculations about the Committee on 7th CPC Allowances have stopped following the assurance from the Cabinet Secretary”

10. NC JCM Staff Side Report on 7.4.2017
Conclusive meeting of the Committee on Allowances : “As you are aware, conclusive meeting of the Committee on Allowances was held yesterday, i.e. on 6th April, 2017. We hope that, report of the said committee will be submitted to the Cabinet within a week’s time.”
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