Subject: Minutes of the Standing Committee Meeting held on
07.03.2019 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) – reg.
xiii) Item No.23: Review of the income criteria for the dependent parents of Government employees in the wake of the recent legislation of “Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior citizens Act 2007”:
Staff Side requested to consider removing the enactment of the above act by the Parliament, to enable the dependent parents of Govt. employees to avail medical treatment, since the Act has made it mandatory for the Children to care for their parents at the old age. The CAT Ernakulam Bench has also given a judgment in this regard.
Chairman desired that the Min. of Health may review this issue.
Staff Side informed that the DOP&T instructions for “very good” grading for grant of MACP is being implemented retrospectively, since MACP is considered based on the previous 5 years APAR. A clarification may be issued in this regard to implement the DOP&T instructions in this regard from a prospective date. The Office of the Delhi Court have issued similar clarifications. Moreover in the case of Industrial workers there is no APAR and their promotions are based on Trade Test and performance. Therefore necessary instructions may be issued by DOP&T in this regard, since many employees are being denied the benefit of MACP.
xv) Item No.26: Removal of ambiguity in fixation of pay of re- employed ex-servicemen and grant of the same benefit extended to commissioned officers who are below officers rank.
Staff Side reiterated their request that all the Central Govt. employees who got promotion/MACP after 25/07/2016 and the employees who have already given option before the promulgation of CCS(RP) Rules, to avail the promotion benefit from 01/07/2016, after availing the annual increment in the lower pay scale, may be given one more option to switch over to the 7th CPC pay scale. Once the switch over happens, these employees will surrender their arrears after availing this option and the govt. will not have any problem in this regard.
Chairman desired that Dept. of Expenditure may consider the demand of the staff side.