Revising Retirement age does not come under the purview of 7th Pay Commission.

Recently the news about retirement age is blown out of proportion in Social Media. In Social Media it has been signaled casually that the retirement age will be brought down to 58 years. Initially it was said that 7th pay commission going to recommend the criteria for retirement age as either 33 years of Service or 60 Years of age whichever comes first.

And gradually it is reduced to 58years of age or 33 years of service and finally ends up with 30 years of service or at the age of 55 years.


Does it worth to believe the news circulated in social media about 7th pay commission recommendation and retirement age..? We asked the Federation sources about this and they want to maintain anonymity told that it depends upon the individuals to decide whether it is true or not. We should not blame the media for everything. We should be able to know the difference between the news and rumors.

One of our Sources told that revising the retirement age will not fall under the purview of Pay commission. It should be decided by central government only. No Pay commission has recommended anything about Retirement age so far.

Federation Leaders were asked about this retirement age issue, when it became sensational in Print and e-Media, why don’t they come forward to clear the doubts on this sensational issue?. They told that they didn’t want do give importance to the rumors and hear says.

They said, “We need to clarify the doubts of our cadres across the country whenever it was rumored in social media about their service related sensational issues. But when sensational becomes routine, it’s not our business to respond to such hearsays on daily basis”

“As far as retirement age is concerned we know that 7th pay commission cannot recommend revising the retirement age of central government employees, since it does not fall under the purview of 7th Pay Commission. Even we won’t accept it if the central government tries to reduce the retirement age,” the sources added.

Source: govtstaffnews.in



WB State Government Employees are allowed to visit neighbouring countries under LTC scheme

It was  much discussed proposal by the central government employees for the past few months. The central government said earlier that there was a proposal under consideration to allow central government employees to visit foreign countries under LTC Scheme once in their service period.


But now the West Bengal government came forward and announced first that it decided to allow the benefits under LTC Scheme to the State Government employees of west Bengal to visit  neighbouring countries . According to the order issued by WB government it has been decided that the government employees of WB are entitled for  One LTC once in ten years to visit any place in the neighbouring countries, namely, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives once in ten years. It is indeed good news for entire government employees irrespective of State and Central, since it has to be extended to all other state and central government employees soon.





Dated: 09.10.2015


At present the State Government employees may avail themselves of the benefit of Leave Travel Concession once in service career during the period of five years preceding the actual date of retirement on superannuation for the following kinds of journeys, subject to the conditions as in this department’s Memo Nos. 9924-F dt. 07.12.2005 and 607 -F dt. 20.01.2006.

1. For journeys to respective home town and back, provided the home town is different from the place of posting; and

2. For journeys to any place of India and back.

The employees who have been duly permitted to retire voluntarily are also allowed to avail of the above benefit before their such retirement.

The present provisions of admissibility of Leave Travel Concession have been under consideration for review for sometime past.

Now, after careful consideration of the matter, the Governor has been pleased to decide in partial modification of this department Memo. No. 9924-F dt. 07. 2.2005 read with Memo. No. 607-F dt. 20.01.2006 to allow the following benefits to the State Government employees instead of journeys on LTC as mentioned at (2) above.

(a) One Home Travel Concession once in every five years to visit any place within the State;

(b) One LTC once in ten years to visit any place in the neighbouring countries, namely, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives or within the Country.

Conditions for admissibility of the same in case the spouse of the Government employee is also employed will be as follows:-

(i) If the spouse of the Government employee is also a State Government employee, the benefit can be availed of either by husband or wife as a one family unit and in that case undertaking shall be submitted by the other that no such claim will be preferred from his/her office and this should be recorded in his/her Service Book.

(ii) If the spouse of the State Government emploee is employed in Central/Central PSUs/Corporation/Autonomous Body, the benefit can be availed of either by the husband or wife employed under the State Government as one family unit from the State Government provided no benefit of LTC can be availed of by the other from the Central/Central PSUs/Corporation/ Autonomous Body and in that case letter from the employer there in this respect that he/she has given such undertaking there shall be produced before avaiiing of the above benefit.

(iii) If the spouse of the State Government employee is employed in the State PSUs/Corporation/Non-Government aided Institutions/Autonomous Body where facility of LTC does not exist, the spouse of the Government employee may avail of this benefit along with the Government employee a a member of the family on the condition that declaration to his/her controlling authority shall be furnished that in future he/she will not enjoy the benefit of LTC, if the same is extended in the organization/institution as above in future.

Other conditions regarding admissibility of the benefit wil be as in Finance Department Nos.9924-F dt. 07.12.2005 and 607-F dt. 20.01.2006. For the pupose of vailing of LTC in foreign countries as mentioned at SI. No. (b) above, the same can be availed of by air in economy class from the nearest international airport of the country on the condition that journeys will have to be performed either by national carrier or private airlines of the country. The part of the journeys to and from the airport will be as per provision in the existing orders.

For journeys in the foreign countries as mentioned above orders issued by the P&AR Department are also to be followed.

This will take effect from 01.11.2015.


H. K. Dwivedi

Principal Secretary to the

Government of West Bengal





Lokpal Declarations time extended upto 15-4-2016


Free Medical Camp on 13th and 14th in HQRS Office, Hyderabad organised by The Central Excise Employees’ Cooperative Thrift & Credit Society Ltd, Hyderabad

The Central Excise Employees' Co-operative Thrift & Credit Society Ltd, Hyderabad is organising a free Medical Camp on 13th & 14th of October,2015 in HQRS office, Hyderabad. 

It is a welcome gesture by the Society and we appreciate it for the same. All are requested to avail this excellent facility. The Medical camp includes CBP, Lipid Profile, Vitamin-D and ECG. 

We wish the Organisers all the best. God bless. 



Seventh Pay Commission Likely To Link Pay With Productivity

The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to suggest linking pay with productivity with a focus on technology, skills and incentives, a move aimed at raising the productivity of central government employees.The panel is also likely to recommend that in future additional remuneration be linked to increase in productivity.

The Seventh Pay Commission is expected to submit its recommendations by December and the central government asked the pay panel to look in to the issue of raising productivity and improving the overall quality of central government services in the country.

The Sixth Pay Commission had also said that steps should lead to improvement in the existing delivery mechanism by more delegation and de-layering and an emphasis on achieving quantifiable and concrete end results. Emphasis is to be on outcome rather than processes.

Accordingly, the Sixth Pay Commissions had also made several recommendations to enhance productivity and improve administration but previous UPA government failed to implement it.

Now, the central government advised the Seventh Pay Commission to be designated as Pay with a clear mandate to recommend measures to improve productivity of an employee.

The central government also said productivity per employee can be raised through the application of technology in public service delivery and in public assets created.

“Raising the skills of employees through training and capacity building also has a positive impact on productivity. The use of appropriate technology and associated skill development require incentives for employees to raise their individual productivities,” a central government financial panel said.

“The Seventh Pay Commission’s first task, therefore, would be identifying the right mix of technology and skills for different categories of employees. The next step would be to design suitable financial incentives linked to measurable performance,” an officer of the financial panel said.


Lokpal Declarations – copies of Annexure-I to IV in Excel sheet along with covering letter


Covering Letter.docx by bpkreddy681


Annexure I to IV by bpkreddy681

Seventh Pay Commission will be mindful of the fiscal concerns : Finance Ministry

 Finance Ministry on Monday said the Seventh Pay Commission will be mindful of the fiscal concerns of the government while giving its report on new pay scales and remunerations for central government employees and pensioners. The Commission, headed by Justice A K Mathur, has been given time up to December 2015 to submit its report on revising emoluments of nearly 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.

“We have communicated our concerns with regard to sustainability of public expenditure to Pay Commission. I am sure the members and chairman of the commission are aware of and will be sensitive to our concerns,” Finance Secretary Ratan Watal told reporters here.


The Commission has time till December to submit its report, he said, adding thereafter it would be scrutinised by a secretariat to be set up in the Finance Ministry.

Mr Watal said although the recommendations would be implemented from January 1, 2016, the burden on the exchequer would not be much in the current financial year.However, he added, it would have implications in next fiscal.The Commission, headed by Justice A K Mathur, was appointed by the previous UPA government in February 2014 for 18 months. Its term was extended in August 2015 by four months till December 31, 2015.The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications.

As part of the exercise, the Commission holds discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as Defence services.

Source: profit.ndtv.com

Air India LTC 80 Air Fares w.e.f. 1-10-2015.

Air India LTC 80 Air Fares with effect from 1st October 2015 meant for Leave Travel Concession by air applicable to Central Government Employees, State Govt Employees, PSU and Govt Sponsored Educational Institutions

Central Government Employees would be eligible for reimbursement of LTC for Air Travel  only if Air India LTC 80 tickets are purchased except when no Air India Flights are available.


Formats of Lokpal Declarations in Excel Sheets

Annexure I to IV

FAQ issued by DoPT on Lokpal Declarations by CG Employees