Around 40 Lakhs Central Government Employees are working in various Ministries and departments and they should know their service matters and latest news updates.
The Service Matters mostly in respect of Pay Fixation, MACP, Promotion, Allowances and Reservation related orders will be issued by various Ministries and Departments. The latest news of last week is below
- AICPIN for September 2020 as per Base Year 2016
- Revised Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) based on new series 2016=100
- Circular for All India Music and Dance Competition 2020 for the Wards of Central Govt Employees
- Due date of furnishing of Income Tax Returns for the FY 2019-20 extended
- MoD issued Bonus order for defence civilians of OFB, DGQA, DGAQA
7th Pay Commission salary details
Pay Related matters including Pay Commission recommendation, Pay Scale and Salary elements orders are issued by Ministry of Finance. Now 7th CPC recommendations are in force for Central Government Employees from 2016. See All 7th CPC Updates
Now Pay Scale and Basic pay is available in one Table that is called Pay Matrix in 7th CPC . It is the latest update as far as Central Government Employees news is Concerned. See : 7th CPC salary Latest News
All the interest free Advances were removed with effect from the date issuance of 7th CPC Notification. Only interest bearing advances like House Building Advance, Computer Advance and Scooter Advance are retained. The Advances for Medical treatment and LTC are continued
House Rent Allowance (HRA)
The rate of HRA also revised as 24%, 16% and 8% for X, Y & Z class cities respectively. In previous Pay Commission era it was 30%, 20% and 10% . House rent allowance has been now made as DA index Allowance. Hence when DA reaches 25% level it will be revised as 27%, 18% and 9%. And when DA reaches 50% level then it will be revised as 30%, 20% and 10% for X, Y & Z class cities respectively. See HRA related latest updates
MACP in 7th CPC
For MACP, Bench mark criteria has been revised to Very Good to get financial upgradation under MACP Scheme. Click here to view Latest MACP News
Latest revised order for Child care Leave
Child care leave is now made available to single male parent. And salary for second 365 days will be 80% of the basic pay. As far as number of spells is concerned there is no change. CCL Latest News
Revised Rate of Children Education Allowance
As per the updated orders, Children Education Allowance is paid at teh rate of Rs.2250 per month to all Central Government Employees for their children studying upto 12th Standard. Children Education Allowance updates
Leave Rules for CG Staff Latest updates
Leave Entitlements for Central Government Employees are framed under Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules 1972.
Various kinds of leave like Earned Leave, Half Pay Leave, Commuted Leave, Leave Not Due, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Study Leave, Extraordinary Leave and Chile Care Leave etc are updated here See types of Leave and its updates
Latest DoPT Orders
The Department of Personnel and Training is Nodal Agency to deal with their service matters of Central Govt staffs. It issues instructions and Notifications in respect of all the matters related to Govt Servants time to time. Latest DoPT orders related with Central Government Employees will be updated here as a routine. [ View the Latest DoPT Orders ]
Central Government Employees Promotion Policy
Promotions are given in accordance with the provisions in the Recruitment Rules / Service Rules for the respective posts. The consolidated guidelines on Departmental Promotion Committees (DPC) for making recommendations in regard to fitness of officials for promotion have been issued vide Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No. 22011/5/1986-Estt.(D) dated 10.04.1989. The policy contained in this OM with regard to Benchmark, assessment of fitness, sealed cover procedure in respect of officers under cloud, zone of consideration for promotion, and other related matters has been reviewed and amended from time to time.
The important amendments made in the promotion guidelines during past three years are as under:-
- i. OM No. 22011/3/2013-Estt. (D) dated 25/01/2016 [ Click to Read ] regarding promotion of Government Servants exonerated after retirement-procedure and Guidelines to be followed.
- ii. OM No. 22011/4/2007-Estt. (D) dated 21/11/2016 [ Click to Read ] regarding Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion – role of Departmental Promotion Committee.
- iii. OM No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D) dated 08/05/2017 [Click to Read ] regarding procedure to be observed by the Departmental Promotion Committees(DPCs) – Model Calendar for DPCs – relevant year up to which APARs are to be considered and Model Calendar for conducting DPCs and crucial date for eligibility.
- iv. OM No. 22011/3/2013-Estt. (D) dated 15/11/2018 [ Click to Read ] regarding promotion of Government servants found fit by review DPC after retirement — procedure and guidelines to be followed.
These instructions are applicable to all Central Government Civilian Employees and Central Services except Railways Services and services under the control of the Department of Atomic Energy, the erstwhile Department of Electronics, the Department of Space and the Scientific and Technical Services under the Department of Defence Research and Development.
The state services are under Schedule VII of Constitution and States are empowered to make rules under Article 309 in respect of services and posts under them.
Promotion Policy in Armed Forces
Promotion policies of Army, Navy and Air Force are structured to meet the operational and administrative requirements of the respective Services, thus some variations exist in the same.
(b) Promotion policies for select ranks for Indian Army officers are vacancy based and follow the principle of seniority and merit.
The parameters for substantive promotion in Indian Air Force (IAF)for officers other than Medical / Dental branches are stipulated in Air Force Instructions (AFI).
Promotions in Indian Navy are made based on the following broad parameters:
(i) Length of service.
(ii) Qualification in professional examination.
(iii) Mandatory Sea Time (Sea-going Branches / Cadres)
(iv) Medical standard and Vigilance clearance.
(v) Performance reflected in the Confidential Reports.
(c) Promotion policies are promulgated after due approval by the Government.