7th Pay Commission Latest News Updates Today: From Rs 5000 gift hike to teachers salaries, here is what really grabbed attention

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Aug 14, 2019, 01:17 PM IST

7th Pay Commission Latest News Updates Today: A number of important news items hit the headlines that concerned central government employees over the last couple of days. While the most important news that they want to hear is still being awaited - this relates to hike in 7th pay commission fitment above the current 2.57. Something that has been hinted at being accepted, but for some reason has not happened yet. In fact, to add to the anxiety there are reports saying that 7th Pay Commission would be the last one and that a new system will be implemented. However, that is another story. Right now, here are some issues that have come up:

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7th Pay Commission-Gifts

7th Pay Commission-Gifts

Centre has taken a big step to revise the rule related to Central Civil Services, allowing them to take gifts. The Group A and Group B officers, therefore, will now be able to take gifts up to Rs 5,000, while Group C staff can take gifts up to Rs 2,000. The details of the Office Memorandum shared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension are given here as-Image source: Reuters

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What Central government employees must not do

What Central government employees must not do

In any other case, a central government employee shall not accept any gift without the sanction of the Government, if the value exceeds -(i) Rs 5,000 in the case of Government servants holding any Group 'A'or Group B'post; (ii) Rs 2,000 in the case of Government servant holding any Group 'C'post; and (iii) Government servant, being a member of the Indian delegation or otherwise, receive and retain gifts from foreign dignitaries in accordance with the provisions of The Foreign Contribution (Acceptance or Retention of Gifts or Presentation) Rules, 2012, as amended from time to time. Image source: IANS

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Gift Rules Change Benefits

Gift Rules Change Benefits

The central government has amended the Central Civil Services (Conduct) rules 1964. Earlier, the Group A and Group B officers, who can now take a gift of upto Rs 5,000, were allowed to take gift worth Rs 1,500, while Group C employees' benefit has increased by 4 times from Rs 500 to Rs 2000. Image source: Reuters

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Expensive gifts while travelling abroad

Expensive gifts while travelling abroad

According to the latest provision, if a government officials goes abroad as a member of an Indian delegation, he is entitled to accept gifts under the Foreign Contribution (Acceptance and Retention of Gifts) Rules 2012, but was prohibited to take a gift of up to Rs 1,000. Harishankar Tiwari, former president of AG office Brotherhood based in Prayagraj (UP), said the government amends the rules from time to time in this regard. Image source: IANS

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7th Pay Commission linked jobs

7th Pay Commission linked jobs

The Union Public Service Commission has invited applications for the post of Assistant Employment Officer (AEO) in the Directorate General of Employment at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, according to the notification on August 1, 2019. The biggest benefit of this post is to get the 7th pay commission pay matrix! As per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations approved by the central government, the Group-B post's pay scale will be in Level-6 in the pay matrix. Notably, a fitment factor is a multiplication number that is used to arrive at a common result. The 7th CPC multiplies this figure with the basic pay in 6th CPC regime (Pay in Pay band added with Grade pay) for the purpose of determining basic pay in revised pay structure. Image source: Reuters

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7th Pay Commission latest news for schools

7th Pay Commission latest news for schools

As per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, private schools cannot claim lack of funds as the reason for not providing salary and allowances to their teachers as making such an excuse may land them trouble, according to a latest Delhi High Court order. The HC an even order a probe into accounts of such schools. The court ordered an enquiry into account of a private school that argued lack of funds for not paying salary and allowances to teachers as per the 7th CPC. Image source: IANS

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Independent Audit

Independent Audit

In this case, the Delhi HC ordered an independent audit of the account books of the school, appointing a Chartered Accountant, who will audit the accounts since 2016 and submit his report to the court in three weeks.  The HC also asked the Delhi government's Directorate of Education to appoint an official to assist the CA. Notably, Delhi government's Directorate of Education (DoE) has issued guidelines for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations in private unaided schools of the national capital in 2017. Image source: Reuters