Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Gazette Notification issued constituting one man GDS Committee


7th Pay Commission recommended to hike Children Education Allowance (CEA)

CEA is paid to government employees to take care of schooling and hostel requirements of their children. The rates of CEA are double for a differently abled child.

Rates recommended by 7th CPC is given below: 
Simplification of Procedure for Reimbursement. This is a major area of concern. Many representations have been received by the Commission wherein employees have stated that due to cumbersome procedures, reimbursement has been held up for years. Another issue is the kind of voucher which will be accepted and which kind of voucher will not. The issue has been examined, and the apprehensions expressed are not without merit. It is recommended that reimbursement should be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year (which for most schools coincides with the Academic year). For CEA, a certificate from the head of institution where the ward of government employee studies should be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. For Hostel Subsidy, a similar certificate from the head of institution should suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned in the table above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.
Before VI CPC recommendations, the scheme was known as Children Education Assistance and provided at the following rates:-
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 Interest-Free Advances Recommended By 6th CPC

9.1.2 Presently 12 interest-free advances are permissible. Their details are as follows:
Table 1 : Interest-free Advances

Bicycle Advance
Recoverable in max 30 monthly installments
Warm Clothing Advance
All Group C employees posted at a hill station either on first appointment or on transfer, for a period of not less than one year
Recoverable in max 12 monthly installments
Advance of Pay on Transfer
1 month’s pay OR2 months’ pay in case of transfer due to shift of HQ as a result of government policy
All employees transferred from one station to another in public interest
Recoverable in max 3 monthly installments
Advance of TA on Tour/ Transfer/ Retirement
An amount sufficient to cover the officials’ personal travelling expenses for a month or six weeks in case of prolonged tours
All cases where TA is admissible
The advance shall be adjusted immediately after completion of tour
Advance of TA to the family of a deceased government employee
Limited to 3/4th of probable expenses admissible under the rules
Same as for retirement/transfer

Advance of LTC
Up to 90% of the fare
All eligible Central Government Employees

Advance of Leave Salary
An amount not exceeding the net amount of leave salary including allowances for the first 30 days of leave after deduction of PF, House Rent, Income Tax, Recovery of Advances, etc.
All officials proceeding on leave for a period not less than 30 days
Adjusted against the monthly salary bills
Advance in connection with medical treatment
90% of the package deal for specific major illnesses.Rs.10,000 for indoor treatment or outdoor treatment of 3 months or less for cancer.Rs.36,000 for treatment of TB where duration is more than 3 months
All Central Government employees except Railway employees

Festival Advance
Recoverable in max 10 monthly installments
Advance in the event of natural calamity like flood, drought, cyclone, etc.
All non-Gazetted employees
Recoverable in max 12 monthly installments
Advance for training in Hindi through Correspondence Course
For those Central Government employees who undergo training through correspondence course conducted by the Central Hindi Directorate

Advance for Law Suits
All Central Government employees
Recoverable in max 24 monthly installments

9.1.3 There is a general demand from the JCM-Staff Side to increase all interest-free advances to three times their present value. 

Analysis and Recommendations
9.1.4 As can be seen from the table above, the amount of most of the advances is quite low. With the increased salary packages provided after successive Pay Commissions, these advances have lost their relevance. Hence, to do away with outdated provisions and thereby save on the costs involved in administering these advances, it is recommended that all Interest-free advances should be abolished. 

 Interest-bearing Advances

 9.1.5 The following four Interest-bearing advances are presently admissible: 
Table 2 : Interest-bearing Advances

Motor Car Advance
Rs.1,80,000 on first occasion and Rs.1,60,000 subsequently OR 8 months’ Basic Pay OR anticipated price of car, whichever is least
Pay in the pay band of Rs.19,530 or more, excluding GP
Recoverable in max 200 monthly installments
Motorcycle/ Scooter/ Moped Advance
Rs.30,000 on first occasion and Rs.24,000 subsequently OR 4 months’ Basic Pay OR anticipated price of Motorcycle/ Scooter/Moped, whichever is least Rs.20,000 OR anticipated price of Moped only, whichever is less if pay<8560 td="">
Pay in the pay band of Rs.8,560 or more, excluding GP
Recoverable in max 70 monthly installments
Advance for purchase of Personal Computer
Rs.80,000 on first occasion and Rs.75,000 subsequently OR anticipated price of PC, whichever is less
Pay in the pay band of Rs.19,530 or more, excluding GP
Recoverable in max 150 monthly installments
House Building Advance (HBA)
34 months’ Basic Pay OR Rs.7,50,000 OR Cost of House OR repaying capacity, whichever is the least for new construction/purchase of new house/flat. For a new house, the cost ceiling limit shall be 134 times the pay in the pay band subject to a minimum of Rs.7.50 lakh and a maximum of Rs.30.00 lakh relaxable up to a maximum of 25% of the revised maximum cost ceiling of Rs.30.00 lakh. The maximum limit for grant of HBA for enlargement of existing house shall be 34 months’ of pay in the pay band subject to a maximum of Rs.1.80 lakh or cost of the enlargement or repaying capacity, whichever is the least.
All permanent officials or officials with at least 10 years of continuous service
Recovery of principal in max 180 monthly instalments and Recovery of interest in max 60 installments subsequently

Analysis and Recommendations
9.1.6 The present position is that meagre funds are allotted for these advances and only a few manage to avail this facility. In fact, budget provision for all of them, except Advance for purchase of Personal Computer, has been reducing over the years, as can be seen from the graph below 35:

9.1.7 Regarding Motor Car Advance and Motor Cycle/Scooter/Moped Advance, we are of the view that quite a few schemes for purchase of vehicles are available in the market from time to time. The employees should avail of these schemes and both these advances should be abolished. 

9.1.8 Regarding other interest-bearing advances, the following is recommended:

Name of Advance
Recommended Ceiling
P C Advance
Rs.50,000 or actual price of PC, whichever is lower
May be allowed maximum five times in the entire service.
34 times Basic Pa y ORRs.25 lakh OR anticipated price of house, whichever is least
The requirement o f m inimum 1 0 y ears o f continuous service to avail of HBA should be reduced to 5 years. If both spouses are government servants, HBA should be admissible to both separately. Existing employees who have already taken Home Loans from banks and other financial institutions should be allowed to migrate to this scheme.


The Defence Services in their Joint Services Memorandum have contended that the emoluments in the Defence Services should stand a fair comparison with what is available in the Civil Services, otherwise the Defence Services will be denied their legitimate share of the available talent pool. 5.2.2 The Commission has devised pay matrices for civil and defence forces personnel, after wide ranging feedback from multiple stakeholders. The common aspects of the two matrices and the unique elements in the defence pay matrix are outlined in the succeeding paragraphs. 


After the release of 7th CPC notification, there has been some confusion on the air about the multiplier percentage (%) which should be used to calculate the revised basic pay.
We have gone through the report and believe the confusion is created because of the below matrix (Table 4: Rationalisation Applied in the Present Pay Structure) which is displayed in the page no 73 of the report, where it shows different multiplying factor for different Pay Band and Grade Pay.
However, in Page 77 (5.1.28 – Pay Fixation in the New Pay Structure) the commission wants every employee to multiply his/her basic pay with a factor of 2.57 and match the nearest highest value corresponding to their Pay Brand and Grade Pay.
Also, refer (5.1.29) in Page 77, it gives below the calculation method and also how employees should apply the new pay structure
We believe the multiplying factor is 2.57 for the existing employee is because of the example which is also used in the report, do refer the page no: 78, Example I.
After applying the multiplication factor of 2.57, the output value should be referred in the fitment matrix as elaborated in the example
In other examples which are illustrated in the report also highlight the usage of 2.57 as multiplying factor for the current employees.
If you look at the Example II, they have referred to any Employee “T” in GP “4200” and used the multiplying factor as 2.57, however if we were supposed to use the Table 4 (Table 4: Rationalisation Applied in the Present Pay Structure) then the multiplication factor should have 2.62 which is not been applied and hence we believe the multiple factor is 2.57.

With the above example and the content we believe that multiplying factor for the existing employee should be 2.57 and our calculator is been built on this basis.

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