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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Granting of Half day Casual leave - Rulings

Granting of Half day Casual leave
for the grant of half-day's casual leave, the lunch interval is to be the dividing line, i.e., a person who takes half-day's casual leave for forenoon session is required to come to office on at 2.00 P.M ( at 1.30 pm in case of offices which open at 9.30 p.m)

Similarly, If a person takes leave for afternoon session, he can be allowed to leave office at 1.30 p.m ( at 1.00 p.m in the case of offices opening at 9.30 a.m).

In offices which follow different office hour/lunch time, head of office may decide as to what would be the dividing line for the grant of half-day's casual leave.

- G.I., M.H.A., O.M No.60/17/64-Ests. (A), dated the 4th August, 1965

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Pay Fixation in 7th CPC - Important Clarification on Promotion/MACP between from 01.01.2016 to date of notification

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

No. AT/II/2702/Clar
Dated: 28 Apr 2017

All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA (Fys)/CsFA (Fys)
(Through NIC mail server)
Subject: Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules 2016: Clarification regarding exercise of option under Rule 5.
Reference: This office UO Note of even No dated 28-02-2017.
As per this office UO Note cited above, the issue of availability of option to enter the 7th CPC w.e.f. 01-07-2016 (i.e., from the date of next increment in terms of proviso 1 of rule 5) to those employees who have got promotion / upgradation in a higher grade between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 had been referred to MoD along with an illustration (given below) of pay fixation of an employee who got financial upgradation on 17-01-2016 in the grade pay of Rs 5400/- (PB 2); MoD was requested to examine the issue and clarify the matter w.r.t. illustrative pay fixation.

2. The illustrative pay fixation forwarded to MoD/ D (Civ-I) is as follows:
Pay as on 01-01-2016 in the pre-revised pay structure in PB 2 (Rs 9305134800) will grade pay Rs 4800/-
Rs 25980/- (20280 + 4800)
Date of grant of MACP in PB 2 with grade pay Rs 5400/-
Pay fixed w.e.f. 01-07-2016 by granting difference of grade
Rs 25680/- (20280 +5400)
Pay on 01-07-2016 on accrual of annual increment @ 3% of Rs 25080/- (20280 + 4800) {Rs 752.4 rounded off to Rs. 760/-}
Rs. 25840/- (21040 +4800)
Promotional increment @ 3% on grant of MACP on 01-07-2016
Increment Rs. 775.2 rounded off to Rs.780/-
Pay fixed w.e.f. 01-07-2016 in the pre-revised structure in PB 2 (Rs 9300-34800) by granting promotional increment and grade pay of Rs 5400/-
Rs 27220/- (21820 + 5400)
Amount arrived at by multiplying the existing pay as on  01-07-2016 with the fitment factor of 2.57 (the individual opted for fixation of pay under CCS (RP) Rules 2016 w.e.f. 01-07-2016)
Rs 698554
Revised pay fixed as per Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 in the new pay matrix in level 9 w.e.f. 01-07-2016
Rs 71300/-

3. Now MoD/ D (Civ-I) has intimated that the illustrative pay fixation as provided above seems to be correct and in consonance with the provisions mentioned in CCS (RP) Rules 2016.

4. Affected cases may be dealt with accordingly.

This has the approval of Add] CGDA (PP&W).
(Vinod Anand)

Recommendations of 7th CPC on the benchmark for the purpose of MACPS-withdrawal of DoPT’s OM dt. 28.09.2016 is not feasible.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
New Delhi,
Dated :19.05.2017
The General Secretary,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 55
The General Secretary,
4,State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 55


Sub: -Recommendations of 7th CPC on a benchmark for the purpose of MACPS-clarification reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dt. 23.01.2017 and AIRF’s letter No.AIRF/MACPS (848), dt. 17.03.2017 on the above subject.

The matter has been consulted with DoPT, the nodal department of Govt. on the subject and DoPT have stated that 7th CPC in para 5.1.45 of its report recommended that the benchmark, in the interest of improving performance level, be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’. In addition, the introduction of more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of MACP can also be considered by the Government. This recommendation of the Pay Commission has been accepted by the Cabinet. Hence, withdrawal of DoPT’s OM dt. 28.09.2016 is not feasible.
As DoPT is a nodal department of Govt. for the purpose of MACPS, this Ministry is not in a position to deviate from the instructions issued by them.
Yours faithfully,
S/dfor Secretary, Railway Board

Signed Copy


Rajiv Gandhi, the son of Feroze Gandhi and Indira Gandhi. He was the sixth Prime Minister of India. He was born on 20th day of August, 1944 in Mumbai.
Since childhood Rajiv was modest and attractive. His composure of taciturnity added graceful solemnity to his character. As a pilot of Indian Airlines, Rajiv had kept himself aloof from the thorny path of politics. His tender personality was rather unsuitable in Indian Politics.
But this calm and comely man could not but join politics in 1982 at the behest of his mother after the premature demise of Sanjay Gandhi, his only brother in an air-crash. Rajiv’s active political life began when he was elected to the Loksabha from Amethi in 1981 in a by-election. A year later he became one of the general Secretaries of the Congress (I) Party. That was how Rajiv Gandhi became a name in Indian Politics.
But black pall of doom came down upon the Gandhi family on 31st October in 1984. Rajiv’s mother, Priyadarshini Indira Gandhi was gunned down at her residence by her own bodyguards. It was a trust with destiny. Mother’s mantle fell on him. And Rajiv Gandhi became a man in the history of this country by succeeding his mother as the Prime Minister of India.
Soon he was elected the president of the Congress (I) Party. On 24th December in 1984 was held the eighth General Election of free India. The Congress (I) Party zoomed to unprecedented success under Rajiv’s leadership. The Party had bagged 402 seats out of 508 Parliamentary seats. He himself was re-elected from Amethi. He was sworn in as the youngest prime minister of India at the age of forty.
With the dream to make a United India and to pilot the country to 21st century, young and enthusiast Rajiv took up the toughest task of the then trouble-torn India. To put an end to the long-continued Punjab problem, Rajiv signed a historical agreement known as the Rajiv-Longowal Pact. He also succeeded in making the agitating leaders of Assam come to the negotiating table. All these activities may come fruitful or not, but these reflect the man behind – a man of good will, courage, sincerity, honesty and above all, moral endeavors.
Rajiv has been sometimes dubbed a wayward dreamer of a highly uplifted India. However, a cursory glimpse on the economic steps taken up by him for the amelioration of the unemployed youths, the deprived peasants and the underprivileged fair sex of India would prove that he was not without a statesman’s far-sightedness. ‘Jawahar Rozgar Yojana’, ‘India Housing Projects’, ‘Indira Mahila Yojana’, etc. were the expressions of his pure feelings for the countrymen. The most powerful trait of Rajiv was his truly democratic bent of mind. He championed the cause of decentralization of power in India. That was why he moved the ‘Nagarpalika Bill’ and the ‘Panchayati Raj Bill’ in the parliament.
Even the sternest critics of him couldn’t but admire his goodness and shining personal trait.
On 21st May, 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated at Sriperumbudur near Chennai. It was a result of suicide bombing. Rajiv is no more but his dream remains. He had, by his sheer personal charisma cut a niche in the psyche of people of home and abroad.
The Indians have paid their tribute to this young dreamer of a ‘United India’ with Bharat Ratna.