Monday, January 16, 2017

Sale of Tickets for Republic Day Parade and Beating Retreat (Rehearsals) Begins

In order to facilitate the general public to witness the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath and Full Dress Rehearsal of Beating the Retreat Ceremony at Vijay Chowk, the sale of tickets had commenced on 07 January 2017.

The price of tickets for the Republic Day Parade on 26th January 2017 are Rs. 500/- for reserved seats and Rs. 100/- and Rs. 20/- for unreserved seats.  The tickets for the Beating the Retreat Ceremony (Full Dress Rehearsal) on 28th January 2017 are in the category of Rs. 50/- and Rs. 20/- and does not have reserved seats.

Tickets are available at seven Departmental Sale Counters. These counters are located at North Block round about, Pragati Maidan (Gate No. 1), Jantar Mantar (Main Gate), Shastri Bhawan (near Gate No. 3), India Gate (near Jamnagar House), Red Fort (near police picket) and Sena Bhavan (Gate No. 2). For Members of Parliament, a special counter has also been set up in Parliament House (Reception Office). The above sale counters are open till January 25, 2017 from 10.00 hrs to 12.30 hrs and 14.00 hrs to 16.30 hrs. In regard to the Full Dress Rehearsal of Beating the Retreat Ceremony the tickets will also be available on 27th and 28th January 2017 from 10.00 hrs to 16.30 hrs. However, on 28 January 2017 the counters will close by 15.00 hrs due to commencement of Beating the Retreat (Rehearsals). From 23 to 25 January 2017, ticket counters of Sena Bhawan, Jantar Mantar, India Gate and Shastri Bhawan will remain open till 19.00 hrs. No ticket counters will remain open on 26 January 2017, the day being the Republic Day.

The tickets are sold on the basis of production of Aadhaar Card, Voter Card or Identity Cards issued by Government of India or State Governments only. Payment for tickets will also be accepted by Credit/Debit Cards.

Special Cover on 'Pravasi Bharatiya Divas'

Special Cover on 'Pravasi Bharatiya Divas' was released on 7-1-2017 at Bangalore (Karnataka)

Govt to issue new look, tamper proof PAN cards

Tamper-proof ID cards play a critical role in high security identification processes. This paper introduces different card printing technologies, security features and considerations when creating ID cards.

The Government is issuing newly designed PAN (Permanent Account Number) cards that have added security features to make them tamper-proof and with contents written in both Hindi and English, a senior Income-Tax Department official said on Friday.

The distribution of new-look PAN cards, being printed by NSDL and UTIITSL (UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Ltd), started since January 1. The cards are being issued to new applicants but existing ones can only apply for them. "The distribution of new PAN cards kicked off on January 1. However, these are only for the fresh lot of PAN card applicants," the official said.

"We have automated the data and made the PAN cards error-free," he said, adding, "In case existing cardholders apply for a fresh PAN card, they will be issued the newly designed cards."

Keeping in view the Rajbhasha policy of the Government, we have made fixed contents of the new PAN cards bilingual in which the headers are in English and Hindi, he said.

The Government has added a new feature to the card, known as Quick Response Code, which will help in verification process.

The code will help in providing all details of the cardholder in one go as when the document is produced before any authority. Hence, no room will be left for the cardholder to either tamper or give any kind of wrong information relating to the card, the official said.

PAN cards are mandatory for any transaction above Rs 2 lakh and for a lot of other activities like opening of a bank account and as identity proof. There are currently more than 25 crore PAN cardholders in the country.

As per Government estimate, every year 2.5 crore people across the country apply for PAN cards.

Central Govt. clears air on salary revision of autonomous bodies, Statutory bodies etc.

Wage revision of Central autonomous bodies, quasi-Govt. organizations etc. has not been implemented so far despite of seventh CPC implementation for Central Govt. employees. The employees of these organizations are asking pay revision in line with the central counterparts.

Ministry has Finance has clarified that the pay revision of these organizations will not take effect automatically. The concernedbody will have to effect the same with approval of the financial advisor of the concerned Dept./Ministry and in cases where the organizations are not dependent on Govt. about salary payment, they will bear the additional burden themselves. In other cases where they are partially or fully dependent on Central Govt., shortfall to meet the additional burden may be borne by Govt. , subject to certain conditions.

Ministry of Finance has also clarified the the allowances which are not yet hiked for the central employees, pending decision of Govt., may not be increased for these bodies as of now.

ATM withdrawal limit enhanced to Rs 10,000/-

On a review of limits placed on withdrawals from ATMs and current accounts, it has been decided to enhance the same, with immediate effect as under:

(i) The limit on withdrawals from ATMs has been enhanced from the current limit of  4,500/- to 10,000/- per day per card (It will be operative within the existing overall weekly limit).

(ii) The limit on withdrawal from current accounts has been enhanced from the current limit of  50,000/- per week to  1,00,000/- per week and it extends to overdraft and cash credit accounts also.

CGHS contribution enhanced w.e.f 01.01.2017

Consequent to revision in the pay structure of Central Govt. employees, CGHS contribution is going to be enhanced from 01.01.2017 at the following rate :

Sr. No.
Level in the Pay Matrix
Contribution per month (Rs)
Level 1 to 5
Level 6
Level: 7 to 11
Level 12 and above

Click here to view the O.M. for change in other entitlements.

Calling for application of volunteers from Postal/Sorting Assistant cadre to work in PTC- Mysuru as Office Assistant.

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Redeployment of posts from GDS Committee to PBI Division.

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Government employees need not file asset details under Lokpal for now

New Delhi: The Centre has extended indefinitely the deadline to file details of assets and liabilities by central government employees under a mandatory provision of Lokpal Act. A new format and fresh set of rules are being finalised by the government in this regard. The last date for filing such details was 31 December. 

“There is no requirement for filing of declarations of assets and liabilities by public servants now. The government is in the process of finalising a fresh set of rules. The said rules will be notified in due course to prescribe the form, manner and timelines for filing of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants under the revised provision of the said (Lokpal) Act. “All public servants will henceforth be required to file the declarations as may be prescribed by the fresh set of rules,” an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said. 

There are about 50.68 lakh central government employees. As per rules, notified under the Lokpal Act, every public servant shall file declaration annually pertaining to his assets and liabilities as on 31 March every year or on or before 31 July of that year. 

For 2014, the last date for filing returns was 15 September. It was first extended till December, then till 30 April 2015 and third extension was up to 15 October. The date was again extended to 15 April 2016 and then 31 July for filing of the returns. The last date was further extended till 31 December after Parliament had passed a bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013. 

The declarations under the Lokpal law are in addition to similar ones filed by the employees under various services rules. The DoPT had last year also issued an order bringing NGOs receiving more than Rs one crore in government grants and donations above Rs10 lakh from abroad under the ambit of the Lokpal. The order had mandated filing of returns of the assets and liabilities by such organisations and their executives—director, manager, secretary or any other officer.

Source :

Corrigendum to the order Dtd: 30.12.16 regarding posting of Postal Service Group 'B' officers within Postal Directorate.

To view, please CLICK HERE. 

Transfer policy for officers of Indian Postal Service(IPoS), Group 'A' (Junior Time Scale, Senior Time Scale, Junior Administrative Grade and Senior Administrative grade).

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Grant of honorarium to IP/ASPs/PS Gr. B/Gr. A Officers deployed during demonetization drive of currency notes at post offices - reg

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/Demonetization c. notes/2017               Dated :   13/1/2017

Shri B. V. Sudhakar,
Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts, 
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi 110 001. 

Subject: Grant of honorarium to IP/ASPs/PS Gr. B/Gr. A Officers deployed during demonetization drive of currency notes at post offices - reg

Respected Sir,

IP/ASP Association intend to bring to your kind notice that Postal fraternity stood rock solid with the Government and worked round the clock for the success of demonetization drive from 9-11-2016 to 30-12-2016. Most of the IPs/ASPs/PS Gr. B and Gr. A officers have worked relentlessly on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and during extended duty hours up till midnight on all working days without any excuse or leave, apart from carrying out their routine work. Thus, our Department contributed the most in the successful demonetization drive and consequently got high-quality appreciation from PMO.

It is pertinent to mention here that the bank authorities has recognized efforts of their staff and come out with a benevolent idea of rewarding them by granting/paying honorarium/incentive @ Rs 3000/- per employee involved in the drive. They have also been granted special leave for the extra work attended by them. Our staffs involved in this successful drive also deserve similar appreciation and similar incentive/honorarium purely as a matter of reward for their relentless service.

It is therefore requested to kindly look into the issue and consider grant of honorarium/incentive to IP/ASPs and other postal staff involved in the demonetization drive so that our employees feel themselves at par with bank officials. This Association expect a positive reply in this regard which will definitely motivate our cadre officers and the postal staff for such additional work.

Hoping for a positive action and line in reply is requested.       

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary 

Central Government Employees to get Rs.9000/- minimum pension: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: The minimum pension has been increased to Rs9,000 per person besides a two-fold hike in ex-gratia amount for central government employees, union minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday. 

Addressing the 29th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (Scova) in the city, he said almost 88% of pension accounts have been seeded to Aadhaar. There are about 50-55 lakh pensioners in the country, said Singh, minister of state in Prime Minister’s office. 

He further said that minimum pension has been increased to Rs9,000 per person and ex-gratia amount has been increased from Rs10-15 lakh to Rs25-35 lakh, as per a release issued by personnel ministry. 

The Scova meeting is organised by the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW). Singh said there is a need to put in place an institutionalised mechanism to make good use of the knowledge, experience and efforts of the retired employees which can help in the value addition to the current scenario. 

He said the retired employees are a healthy and productive workforce for India and we need to streamline and channelise their energies in a productive direction. “We should learn from the pensioners’ experience,” said Singh. The minister also said that the DoP&PW should be reoriented in such a way that pensioners become a part of nation building process. 

Many issues related to pensioners were discussed threadbare, such as revision of Pension Payment Orders of Pre-2006 pensioners, health insurance scheme for pensioners including those residing in non-Central Government Health Service (CGHS) area and special higher family pension for widows of the war disabled invalidated out of service, etc. The meeting was attended by the member of pensioners associations and senior officers of the important departments of the central government.

Revival of J&K Circle branch

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Adhoc-body/J&K/2017                      Dated :   13/1/2017.

Col. Sanjay Saran,
Chief Postmaster General,
Jammu and Kashmir Circle,
Srinagar 190001

Subject :  Request for grant of Trade Union facilities to an adhoc-body of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, J& K Circle Branch..reg.

Respected Sir, 

The following adhoc-body of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, J& K Circle Branch duly approved by the undersigned is sent herewith to carry on the affairs of All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents Posts, J& K Circle Branch for the time being is for 3 months. The adhoc-body has to conduct the General Body and elect new set of office bearers within 3 months.

S. No.
Shri Javid Ahmed  Haji
ASP, o/o CPMG, Srinagar
Shri Anchal Singh
ASP, o/o CPMG, Srinagar
Shri G. R. Bhat
ASP West Srinagar
Shri Iqbal Jan
SDI (P), Kupwara, Baramulla
Shri Sayed Roouf Ahmad
IRM, Srinagar Stg.
Shri Arvind Kher
SDI (P), Naushera, Rajouri

It is requested that necessary Trade Union facilities may kindly be granted to it under intimation to the undersigned.
           Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Copy forwarded for information to :

The convener and members

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Directorate placed purchase order for supply of 1700 pass book printers

Demonetization resulted in decline in Terror Funding, Hawala Trade, Human Trafficking, says Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Tamil Nadu urges Centre to issue memorial coin, postal stamp on MGR on 17-1-2017

“The Government of India honoured Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR with the highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, for his unparalleled public service,” CM Tamil Nadu said.

The Tamil Nadu government has urged the Centre to issue a commemorative coin and a special postal stamp on the birth centenary of former Chief Minister M G Ramachandran, saying it would be a “fitting tribute” to the Bharat Ratna recipient on the occasion.

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hailed the AIADMK founder as an “inspirational figure” who is remembered for his “magnanimity, generosity, commanding leadership and determination to fight for the legitimate rights of the States”.

“On the occasion of Puratchi Thalaivar [revolutionary leader] Dr. MGR’s birth centenary, it would be a fitting tribute to a great leader, an inspiring icon, who is eternally embedded in the hearts of the people of Tamil Nadu, to issue a commemorative coin and a special postal stamp,” he said.

The letter, written on Thursday, was released by the State government on Friday. The Chief Minister said that issuance of a coin and a special postal stamp would be welcomed and greatly appreciated by all sections of people in Tamil Nadu, elsewhere in the country and across the globe.

“I would be grateful if an expeditious decision is taken and a announcement of the issue of a commemorative coin and a special postal stamp could be made to coincide with the commencement of the birth centenary celebrations” of Ramachandran on January 17, 2017, he said.

Mr. Panneerselvam told Mr. Modi that he has directed the Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan to immediately send required details as per the Centre’s guidelines for issuance of commemorative coin and special postal stamp.

He said Ramachandran was “one of the most illustrious, charismatic and popular Chief Ministers of the State,” remembered for having launched several innovative welfare programmes which, Mr. Panneerselvam said, “have become model schemes implemented throughout the country.”

''Ramachandran laid the foundation for the rapid socio-economic growth of Tamil Nadu in the last three decades. The Government of India honoured Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR with the highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, for his unparalleled public service,” he said.

Allowances for central govt employees under 7th Pay Commission likely to come in March

The struggle of central government employees unions seeking better allowances under 7th Pay Commission may be bearing fruit soon.

Finance Ministry is expected to announce new set of allowances for central government employees by March.

Facility of accepting postal charge free RTI petitions should be extended to all post offices

The Indian postal department deserves all compliments for providing unique facility of accepting RTI petitions addressed to central public authorities without requiring any postal charge. 

However, this facility is presently available at just about 4500 post-offices out of a total of about 160,000 post-offices in the country. 

The Department of Posts should make this facility available at all 160,000 post-offices in the country. 

 There should be no operational problem in extending this service at all post-offices of the country, because every post-office, however small it may be, sends a post-bag in the evening to the head post-office. 
 This post-bag apart from other items and currency also contains articles booked through registered and speed post etc.

This post-bag sent from each post-office can also easily contain collected RTI petitions to be delivered at central public-authorities.

Source :

Options from the officers of Indian Postal Service(IPoS), Group 'A' (from JTS to SAG) invited for posting on rotational transfer.

To view Directorate memo No. 4-09/2011-SPG dated 5th January 2016, please CLICK HERE. 

Redeployment of posts from GDS Committee to PBI Division.

To view memo dated 29th December 2016 please CLICK HERE. 

Regarding Payment of Allowances to PS Group "B" Officers whose grade pay has been upgraded from Rs.4,800/- to Rs.5,400/-

Our members are aware that the following issue was brought to the notice of Secretary (Posts) by CHQ vide letter No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/GP-TPA/2016 dated 31/8/2016 and finally clarification was received from Nodal Ministry. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LETTER.

“It is bring to your kind notice that most of the Director of Accounts (Postal) has not drawn GP of Rs. 5400/- to the incumbents working on Sr. Postmaster post w. e. f. 1/1/2016. There may be interpretation in understanding the meaning of the enhancement of GP of PS Gr. B from Rs. 4800/- to 5400/-. Sr. Postmaster cadre is also a PS Gr. B cadre like ADPS working in RO/CO and Dy. Directors working under Director GPOs.

The pre-revised grade pay of Rs. 5400/- in PB-2 entitles all the PS Group officers (including Sr. PM) to allowances corresponding to Grade pay Rs. 5400/- but most of the DAP/GM Finance offices of various circles didn’t allowed drawal of GP of Rs. 5400/- to Sr. Postmasters and corresponding allowances as admissible w.e.f. 01-01-2016 for no rhyme or reason, for such Group- B officers.

Needless to mention that Para 4 of letter No.1-5/2016-AC dated 29-07-2016 of Implementation Cell 7thCPC, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, prescribes that until a decision is taken with regard to revision of all the allowances, these allowances shall continue to be drawn and paid as per the pre-revised pay structure which in the case of PS Group-B officers (including Sr. Postmasters presently promoted as PS Group B officers) is Rs.9300-34800+GP 5400/- in PB-2 w.e.f. 01-01-2016 and thus there is absolutely no ambiguity with regard to payment of allowances corresponding to Grade pay of Rs. 5400/-, which has already been implemented in the case of PS Group-B officers cadre w.e.f.01-01-2016”.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Top 10 fruits for diabetics

According to various guidelines laid down by nutritionist and medical institutions, at least 4-5 servings of fruits needs to be consumed daily by every individual. Here it is - a list of top 10 fruits for diabetics...

Kiwi: Many researchers have shown a positive correlation between kiwi consumption and lowering of blood sugar level .

Black jamun: Undoubtedly, this is one of the best fruits for diabetics. It is known to improve blood sugar control. Seeds of these fruit can be powdered and consumed by patients to control diabetes.

Starfruit: Similar to jamuns, starfruits are good for diabics too as they help improve blood sugar control. But caution needs to be exercised in case the person has diabetes nephropathy.

Guava: Guava controls diabetes and it is good for constipation. Guavas are high in vitamin A and vitamin C and contain high amounts of dietary fiber. This fruit has a reasonably low GI.

Pineapples: Good for diabetics, pineapples also benefit the body as they are rich in anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. 

Papaya: They are good for diabetics because they are rich in vitamin and other minerals.

Oranges: These citrus fruits can be consumed on a daily basis by diabetics, as they are rich in vitamin C. 

Watermelon: Although watermelons have a high GI value, their glycemic load is low, making them good fruits for diabetes patients. However, consume in moderation.

Pomegranate: These tiny red rubies help diabetic people improve their blood sugar statistics.

Jackfruit: Jackfruit contains vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese and magnesium among many other nutrients. Good for diabetes as they improve insulin resistance.

Railways launches app for unreserved ticket booking

You can now book your unreserved train ticket through your mobile phone as railways has launched a new IRCTC app for unreserved ticketing.

Payments for the same can also be made through e-wallets such as Paytm and Mobikwik.

The app will also be linked to cab aggregators such as Uber and Ola through which passengers will be able to book their cabs as well.

Speaking at the launch of this app, railway minister Suresh Prabhu said, "IRCTC Rail Connect has been developed to bring the power of Next Generation E-ticketing System like High Performance and Enhanced Security. It will enhance the user experience."

Railway ministry will also explore the advertising potential of this app to rake in extra revenue through corporate tie ups with hotels, cab aggregators and other such utility companies.

Source:-The Economic Times

Obtain PAN or Form no 60 from account holders by Feb 28, 2017 - Income Tax Rules Amended

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
08-January-2017 18:17 IST

Income-tax Rules amended to provide that bank shall obtain and link PAN or Form No. 60 (where PAN is not available) in all existing bank accounts (other than BSBDA) by 28.02.2017.

Income-tax Rules have been amended to provide that bank shall obtain and link PAN or Form No. 60 (where PAN is not available) in all existing bank accounts (other than BSBDA) by 28.02.2017, if not already done. In this connection, it may be mentioned that RBI vide circular dated 15.12.2016 has mandated that no withdrawal shall be allowed from the accounts having substantial credit balance/deposits if PAN or Form No.60 is not provided in respect of such accounts. Therefore, persons who are having bank account but have not submitted PAN or Form No.60 are advised to submit the PAN or Form No. 60 to the bank by 28.2.2017.

The banks and post offices have also been mandated to submit information in respect of cash deposits from 1.4.2016 to 8.11.2016 in accounts where the cash deposits during the period 9.11.2016 to 30.12.2016 exceeds the specified limits.

It has also been provided that person who is required to obtain PAN or Form No.60 shall record the PAN/Form.No.60 in all the documents and quote the same in all the reports submitted to the Income-tax Department.

The notification amending the relevant rules is available on the official website of the Income-tax Department i.e. 

Declaration of Holiday on 14.01.2017 in Tamil Nadu and AP Circle

8th Meeting of Committee on Allowances will be held on 12/1/2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017

PM released commemorative postage stamps on India-Portugal joint issue

Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Portugal Mr. Antinio Casto released a set to joint postage stamps on 7th January 2017 at New Delhi. The stamps features dance forms of the two countries. 

India Post has released a set of two stamps (5 Rs and 25 Rs) on 7th January 2017 to commemorate 500 years of diplomatic relations between India and Portugal. Stamps depicts dances of both the countries. A miniature sheet has also been released  of the issue.

Reminder to Directorate to implement 'chain vacancies' on promotion

No. CHQ/AIAIASP/AIC-Reso/5/2016                                   Dated:   9/1/2017


Shri V. Ramaswamy,
ADG (SR & Legal),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001.

Subject :    Regarding inclusion of ‘chain vacancies’ --- Implementation of guidelines issued vide Directorate Letter. No.25-10/2014-SPG dated 09-07-2014

Ref.      :      Your letter No. 10-01/2016-SR dated 10th March 2016

Respected Sir,  

          IP /ASP Association would like to invite your kind attention to above cited letter wherein SR Division has directed ADG (SPG) to give direct reply to this Association on its letter of even number dated 25/2/2016, but till date this important issue is not resolved. Further, nothing is heard either from SR division or from SPG division of Directorate. The considerable period to resolve this vital issue have already been elapsed.

          It is therefore requested to arrange to get the above important issue resolved at the earliest and line in reply is requested.
          Yours sincerely,

 (Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Copy to :

Shri Manoj Sharma, ADG (SPG), Department of Posts, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110001.

The CG Staff are not yet given the full Benefit of 7th CPC Recommendation

The actual increase on account of implementation of 7th CPC recommendation is still not fully available to Central govt Staffs.

The recommendation of 7th Pay Commission has been implemented with effect from 1.1.2016 and the revised salary is being paid from this effective date. The Central Government, after implementing the Pay Panel report, hasn’t announce any decision about Allowances even after 12 months, created frustration among central government employees.

The Pay Commission is constituted once in Ten Years to revise the Pay and Allowances and Pension for Govt Servants and Pensioners. Accordingly, the 7th Pay Commission was formed and it submitted its report to the Government on 19-11-2015. The Government Accepted the Report without any major changes and announced on 29.6.2016 that it would be implemented with effect from 1.1.2016.

Since the increase in salary which is paid from 1.1.2016 was very less, it has demolished the expectations of CG Staffs.

Very important aspect in revising Pay and Allowance is House Rent Allowance. The rates of HRA is determined based on the Population of the Cities in which the Govt Servants are working. Accordingly, 10,20 and 30% of Basic Pay was paid as HRA in Sixth CPC. The 7th CPC has recommended to revise it as 8%, 16% and 24%.

The Unions and Federations demanded to increase the HRA rates or at least to restore the Sixth CPC rates. Hence the Government has announced that a committee would be constituted to examine the Allowances, until then all the Allowances would be paid in Sixth CPC rates.

As a result of this, HRA is being paid in old rates (Sixth CPC ) along with revised 7th CPC Basic Pay to CG Staffs.

Now the CG Staffs have realized that very purpose of forming a high-level committee is not for resolving the issues but it is a delaying tactics.

Consequent to Pay Revision, the major increase in Salary is used to come from HRA only.

Though one year is completed after the implementation of 7th CPC recommendation, the Government is delaying to take the decision over allowances.

Due to this, the CG staffs are losing monetary benefits considerably

For example .

The increase in Pay and HRA of a Government servant who is drawing salary Rs.10000 in pre revised scale is given below:

6th CPC
Basic Pay
DA (125%)
10% HRA
20% HRA
30% HRA
 7th CPC  
Basic Pay
DA (0%)
10% HRA
20% HRA
30% HRA


If the Monthly salary of the Government servant with 10 Years of service is Rs.22500, now the Actual increase of his salary is only Rs. 3200.

Through this example it is quite obvious that, one can get the real increase in salary only after the HRA is paid in 7th CPC revised rates.