Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Issue of Pensioners’ Identity Card to Pensioners- Revised Format

Issue of Pensioners’ Identity Card to Pensioners- Revised Format

No. 41/21/2000-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 19th Feb, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Issue of Pensioners’ Identity Card to Pensioners- Revised Format.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even no. dated 12.08.2015 and to say that the instructions related to the issue of Pensioners’ Identity Card to Pensioners were issued by this Department. In para 2 of the OM dated 12.08.2015, it is mentioned that Pensioners’ ID Card shall include the Aadhaar No. of the pensioners, if available. Accordingly, a format for the pensioners’ Identity Card was also issued.
2. The matter has been reconsidered. It has been decided that henceforth, the Pensioners’ Identity Card may be issued to the pensioners in the revised format (copy enclosed).
Encl: as above
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Revised Format for Pensioners’ Identity Card for persons retiring under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 (or other corresponding rule)

(FRONT) 
PENSIONER’S IDENTITY CARD
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ………………………..
No.
Space for
Photograph
Name:
Res. Address:
Telephone /Mobile No.:
Blood Group:
Signature of Card Holder
Signature of Issuing Authority with seal


(REVERSE) 
Date of Birth:
Dale of Superannuation/ retirement:
Pay-scale on retirement:
Post held on retirement:
Last Pay:
PPO No. and date:
Any Other Information:

Revised Format for Pensioners’ Identity Card for persons retiring under New Pension Scheme

(FRONT) 
PENSIONER’S IDENTITY CARD
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ………………………..
No.
Space for
Photograph
Name:
Res. Address:
Telephone /Mobile No.:
Blood Group:
Signature of Card Holder
Signature of Issuing Authority with seal


(REVERSE) 
Date of Birth:
Dale of Superannuation/ retirement:
Pay-scale on retirement:
Post held on retirement:
Last Pay:
PPO No. and date:
Any Other Information:
pensioners-identity-card-revised-format


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Cabinet approves release of an additional installment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet

19-February-2019 21:22 IST
Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees, and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2019 representing an increase of 3% over the existing rate of 9% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs. 9168.12 crore per annum and Rs. 10696.14 crore in the FY 2019-20 (for a period of 14 months from January 2019 to February, 2020). This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.
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Link POSB with IPPB

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Dearness Allowance / Relief from January 2019 @ 12%: Cabinet Approval 12 प्रतिशत महंगाई भत्ता दिनांक 1 जनवरी 2019 से - कैबिनेट की मंजूरी

Dearness Allowance / Relief from January 2019 @ 12%: Cabinet Approval 12 प्रतिशत महंगाई भत्ता दिनांक 1 जनवरी 2019 से - कैबिनेट की मंजूरी


Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019

Posted On: 19 FEB 2019 9:22PM by PIB Delhi
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees, and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2019 representing an increase of 3% over the existing rate of 9% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs. 9168.12 crore per annum and Rs. 10696.14 crore in the FY 2019-20 (for a period of 14 months from January 2019 to February, 2020).This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.
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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Good news for government employees! Dearness Allowance (DA) hiked by 3%

Good news for government employees! Dearness Allowance (DA) hiked by 3%

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a cabinet briefing approved a hike in the dearness allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners by 3 per cent.
New Delhi: In a major development on Tuesday, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a cabinet briefing approved a hike in the dearness allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners by 3 per cent. The increase in dearness allowance by 3 per cent is intended to benefit about one crore central government employees and pensioners. The dearness allowance to government employees and pensioners has been increased from the present 9 per cent to 12 per cent. The decision will be effective from January 1, 2019, onwards.  

Other than this, the Union Cabinet today, February gave its nod to issue the Triple Talaq ordinance. The Cabinet has given its nod to the Triple Talaq ordinance, said FM Jaitley
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Reimbursement of Tuition Fee to Children of Martyrs

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee to Children of Martyrs


Reimbursement of Tuition Fee to Children of Martyrs

Facilities to Children of Martyrs

Prior to 7th pay commission children of martyrs were eligible to receive full tuition and hostel fee till they get their degree

The details of the tuition fee and hostel charges till they get their degree prior to 7th pay commission notified vide letter No. 6(1)2009/Edu. Concession/D(Res-II), dated 25th October, 2010 are as under:-

Tuition Fee:- Full reimbursement of tuition fee (capitation fee and caution money not included) levied by the educational institutions concerned (including charges levied for the school bus maintained by the school or actual fares paid for railway pass for students or bus fare certified by the Head of institutes).

Hostel charges:- Full reimbursement of Hostel Charges for those studying in boarding schools and colleges. After the 7th pay commission Government had restricted the said fee to Rs.10,000/- per month vide order No.6(1)/2009/Edu.Concession/D(Res-II), dated 13th September, 2017.

The decision was taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) in Para 8.17.42 and 8.17.45 regarding Educational Concessions to the Children of Armed Forces Officers / Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) Missing / Disabled / Killed in action vide order No. 6 (1) / 2009 / Edu. Concession /D(Res-II), dated 13th September, 2017.

The case was taken up with MoD vide TRIPAS letter No.C/7026/VII CPC/73/Allce, dated 10th October, 2017.

In continuation of this Department’s letter vide order No.6(1)/2009/Edu.Concession/D(Res-II), dated 23rd March 2018, it has been decided with the approval of competent authority that the cap of Rs.10,000/- per month imposed on the combined amount of Tuition Fees and Hostel Charges vide para-5 of the order dated 13th September, 2017 stands deleted and all other provisions remain unchanged and the Educational Concession will continue to be admissible without the cap of Rs.10,000/- per month.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB
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7th CPC Bunching of Pay – Point of doubts and Clarification

7th CPC Bunching of Pay – Point of doubts and Clarification


7th CPC Bunching of Pay – Point of doubts and Clarification – Finmin Ordrs issued on 
7.2.2019

Points of doubt raised and clarifications thereon
SL. NO
POINT OF DOUBT
CLARIFICATION
1.
Whether one increment of 3% constitute one stage or a difference of 3% among the pay of two officers
As explained in this Ministry’s earlier OM dated 3.8.2017, the stages of every pay scale were well defined in the pay structure under 5th CPC regime and the stages were not well defined in the 6th CPC structure. Since there were no defined stages in the 6th CPC structure and as pay in the running Pay Band in the 6th CPC structure could be of any amount in the multiple of Rs. 10, as specific to an employee, it has been very clearly brought out therein, drawing upon the illustration given by the 7th Pay Commission in para 5.1.37 of its Report . that a difference of at least 3%, the rate of annual increment in the 6th CPC structure, was essential for counting of two stages. Therefore, for the purpose of considering bunching, two Pays drawn in a Pay Band with a particular Grade Pay, which are separated by 3% of the lower pay; are to be taken into account, as explained in the illustration given in para 9(i) of this order.
2.
Whether the pay at Cell 1 of any Level may be taken as first stage.
Bunching is to be considered with reference to the consecutive stages of pay drawn in the pay structure obtaining prior to 1.1.2016, as explained in these orders and as such a reference to Cell 1. which is in the revised pay structure, is not relevant.
3.
Whether all .pay stages lower than the entry pay in the 6th CPC pay structure the purpose of bunching.
This point has been amply clarified in the aforesaid OM dated 3.8.2017.  As mentioned in para 8(iv) thereof , all pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC pay structure as indicated in the Pay Matrix contained in 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching.
4.
Whether benefit of bunching should be given only where previous and current pay stages of the officers (specific to each employee) are getting bunched and placed at the same Level in the 7th CPC matrix without any comparison to any other officer’s pay as per para 5 and 8(iii) of this Department’s OM dated 3.8.2017 which stipulates that a difference of 3% to be reckoned for determination of consecutive pay stages, specific to each employee.
The position clarified in these orders covers this poi nt. As explained in the illustration. the pre-revised pay of Rs.46,100 and Rs.47,490 are considered two stages of pay, as these are separated by 3% and these could be drawn by any two officers.
5.
Whether benefit of bunching is to be given to a senior officer with reference to the pay of his junior officer who is drawing less pay with the difference of 3% to the senior officer and now his pay got fixed in the same Level as that of the senior officer.
The issue of bunching is not a matter of pay drawn by a Senior Officer vis-a-vis a Junior Officer. As explained in these orders, bunching happens as in the illustration given in these orders and as such this is not related to the issue of seniority.
6.
Whether the benefit of bunching is also required to be given to a senior officer where his junior’s pay has got fixed in the same Cell as that of the senior due to the benefit of bunching of pay given to the junior
7.
Whether the benefit of bunching may be extended on account of bunching of two stages of pre-revised pay of a Government servant alone.
It is not clear how two stages drawn by a single Government servant are relevant for pay fixation on 1.1.2016, as only the pay drawn on 31.12.2015 is to be taken into account for pay fixation on 1.1.2016

8.
Whether the benefit of bunching may be extended only on direct pay fixation where the pay of two officers in the pre-revised pay with a difference of 3% get fixed at the same stage in the revised pay structure (7th CPC) or also on further bunching with next higher pay stage due to grant of additional increment to an officer for bunching on initial/direct pay fixation.
As explained in the illustration contained in para 9(ii) of these orders, no such benefit is admissible in such cases.

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Remote-access apps used to steal money from account

Remote-access apps used to steal money from account




  • A Bengaluru-based former bank official lost Rs 1 lakh after fraudsters gained access to his phone by getting him to download an app that allows for malicious access
  • Narayan Hegde, a retired Syndicate Bank officer, was swindled after he installed the AnyDesk app


MUMBAI: A new fraud has emerged where the customer is led to install a third-party app, which provides access to the bank account.


A Bengaluru-based former bank official lost Rs 1 lakh after fraudsters gained access to his phone by getting him to download an app that allows for malicious access.


Narayan Hegde, a retired Syndicate Bank officer, was swindled after he installed the AnyDesk app. Hegde was an e-wallet user and needed help in restoring the app on his new phone. He called one of the numbers that showed up after an online search for the mobile wallet’s helpline.


The party at the other end directed Hegde to download the AnyDesk app and asked him to forward a hashed string text that he received. Soon after he did this, money was withdrawn from his account in a series of debits.



When he contacted his bank’s branch, he was informed that the money was transferred to an Aditya Birla Payments Bank account using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform. While five transactions were made to withdraw Rs 1.24 lakh, the fraudsters were successful in debiting only Rs 1 lakh. However, Hegde received alerts for just two of the five transactions.



“Banks shouldn’t make their clients run around and should follow the RBI guidelines to pay up customers when they fall prey to such frauds. Even former bank employees are not spared,” said Prashant Mali, a cyber law expert and a Bombay high court lawyer. He added that the finance ministry should follow up with banks’ management teams for compliance with the RBI guidelines to compensate victims of such frauds.



Incidentally, two days after this incident, the RBI cautioned banks on the “new modus operandi to commit fraud in digital payments”. The banking regulator said that fraudsters were luring victims to download the AnyDesk app from the various app stores. Besides obtaining permissions from the users, it would generate a nine-digit code which, if shared, provided the fraudster with access to the victim’s mobile. The RBI noted that there are other apps similar to AnyDesk that provide remote access to devices. According to the RBI, this modus operandi can be used to carry out transactions through any mobile banking and payment-related apps, including UPI and e-wallets.



“While NPCI is continuously working towards enhancing the security of its products and services from such attacks, this type of fraud can be better prevented by consumer education. The entire ecosystem, including banks and fintech companies, has to work collectively towards creating awareness and educating customers to refrain from sharing their account/card credentials, OTP/PIN and/or giving access to their mobile handsets to unscrupulous persons through such remote screen-access apps,” said Bharat Panchal, head of risk management at NPCI. He added that the UPI platform is fully secure and is also enabled with two-factor authentication. Syndicate Bank did not respond to queries.


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Clarification on Marketing (Sales) and Incentive Structure of PLI RPLI - Directorate PLI

Clarification on Marketing (Sales) and Incentive Structure of PLI RPLI - Directorate PLI



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