Family Planning Allowance to Central Government employees – FAQ

Family Planning Allowance to Central Government employees – FAQ

Family Planning Allowance to Central Government employees :- Family Planning Allowance, it is one of the severe steps taken by the Central Government to check growing population. At that time incentives were announced to Government employees, those having three children. In the following days it was reduced to two children.

The sterilisation operation which is performed for this is known as tubectomy(for women) and vasectomy(for men). This is a permanent method of family planning, which means once you opt this and undergo this procedure the reversal of the condition is not possible.

Before 5th CPC the Family Planning Allowance was noted as Personal Pay and 6th CPC has recommended that the rates of Family Planning allowances has been doubled. According to the provisions contained in Finance Ministry’s O.M.No. 7(39)/E dated 4th December 1979, O.M.No.6(39)/98-IC.II dated 6th July 1999 and O.M.No.F.No.7(20)/2008-E.III(A) dated 24th September 2008, Central Government employees who undergone sterilisation were entitled to a Special Increment. One would get incentive according to the pay scale-grade, not to be absorbed in future increases in pay. The rate of increment was equal to the amount of the next increment due at the time of grant of the incentive and it remain fixed during the entire service.

We are here try to several informations through simple questions and answers…If there is any differences of opinion please write to us.

Is there any age limit..?
Yes, Employees must be within the reproductive age group. If male employee should not be over 50 years and his wife should be between 20 to 45 yrs, Female employee should not be over 45 years and her husband must not be over 50 yrs.

Upto how many children is permissible for this allowance..?
The employees should have not more than two surviving children (upto three children prior to 21.07.1999). If twins are born after first surviving child and the number of surviving children crosses the ceiling of two children in second /subsequent delivery (ies) shall also be admissible.

Submission of hospital certificate made compulsory or not..?
Family Planning allowance would be granted only on production of sterilisation certificate issued by an authorised competent authority of Government hospital or Government aided hospital.

If the operation was prior to employment is eligible..?
The allowance is not admissible if the operation was prior to joining the Central Government services.

How do know the increment amount..?
The rate of increment (prescribed in the O.M.) applicable to the post held by you at the time of sterilisation.

If spouses died after operation..?
If the employee is drawing allowance and if his spouse dies, allowance cannot be stopped.

Is there any special leave for Family Planning..?
Male Employee :-
(i)  Maximum of 6 working days for vasectomy operation and for second time similar operation another 6 working days.
(ii)  Maximum of 21 working days for recanalization operation.
(iii)  Maximum of 7 working days to follow the date of operation, if his wife undergoes tubectomy, laproscopy or salpingetomy operation
Female Employee  :-
(i)  Maximum of 14 working days if she undergoes tubectomy/laproscopy and another 14 days for second occasion.
(ii)  Maximum of 14 working days for salpingectomy operation after Medical Termination of Pregnancy.
(iii)  One day’s Special CL on the day of IUCD/IUD insertion/re-insertion.
(iv)  Maximum of 21 working days for recanalization operation. Special CL for one day for her husband’s vasectomy operation.

The DA crossed 50%, the allowance also enhanced by 25% or not..?
No. The allowance not to be absorbed in future increase in pay.

Any time limit for this claim..?
No. However, claims submitted after 6 months of operation would be treated as delayed claim.  For such cases, employee is required to submit the reasons for delayed claim.

The new rate of this allowance with effect from 1st January 2008 as indicated in the table below…

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Jharkhand teachers to get 6th pay commission

Jharkhand teachers to get 6th pay commission

Ranchi, Sept 11 (PTI) Jharkhand government today announced implementation of the Sixth central Pay Commission for teachers of univerisities in the state.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arjun Munda, Chief Secretary, A K Singh told newsmen here.

About 3000 teachers would get the benefit with retrospective effect of April, 2010. It would cost the state exchequer Rs 90 crore, he said.

“Jharkhand is among the very few states where teachers of universities will get the benefit of the sixth Pay Commission,” Singh said.

Source: PTI

3 lakh Class IV employees to get benefit of 6th pay panel

3 lakh Class IV employees to get benefit of 6th pay panel

Extending a largesse to state employees, the UP government on Saturday announced to implement the revised pay scale band for Class IV employees as recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission. The decision, which will benefit three lakh Class IV employees, was taken in the meeting of the state cabinet presided by Chief Minister Mayawati here today. The pay committee, which was set up by the state government in early 2007 to study and suggest measures for the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission report, had recommended pay band of Rs 4470-7440 and grade pay of Rs 1,400 for Class IV employees.

The UP government, however, on the patterns of the Center today decided to give the pay band of of Rs 5,200-20,200 and grade pay of Rs 1,800 to Class IV employees of the state. The UP government had announced to implement the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission for state employees in August 2007 and the decision was formally implemented from December 2007. Along with the Sixth Pay Commission benefit, the state government accepting the recommendations of the Pay commission has decided to ban further recruitment in Class IV and declared it as a dying cadre. In future, the duties discharged by Class IV employees will be outsourced.

The government also decided to regularise the services of over 26,000 daily wages and work charges employees in different government departments, municipal bodies and urban development authorities, who were appointed before June 29, 1991. The decision would entail an additional recurring financial burden of Rs 350 crore on account of Sixth Pay Commission benefit to Class IV employees and Rs 80 crore for regularisation of services of daily wage and work charge employees.

Moreover, the teachers of the three state agriculture universities at Kanpur, Faizabad and Meerut and one deemed agriculture university at Allahabad have also been given the benefit of the Sixth Pay Commission. The cabinet also approved a proposal to implement revised pay scales as per the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations to teachers and equivalent cadre of state agriculture universities. It also approved a proposal to give advances to state employees for construction or purchase of house, car, two-wheeler and personal computer as per the recommendations of the state pay committee.

The Principal Secretary (Information), Vijay Shankar Pandey, said the daily wage and work charge employees in government departments, municipal bodies, housing board and development authorities were already getting salary equivalent to Class IV employees as per the court order. “The decision will solve a big problem as thousands of cases related to regularisation of service were pending in the courts. While the employees were spending money on these cases, the pending litigation was also a big drain on the state exchequer, “ Pandey said.

He said that the government had already banned appointment of daily wage and work charge employees from June 29, 1991. In another decision, the cabinet approved a proposal for creation of “UP state forest development authority”, under the Societies Act, 1860.

Source: Indian Express

Revision of pay of Teaching Staff in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs)


Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
Technical Section-II

Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-01
Dated. 26th August 2010

The Director,
All Centrally Funded Technical Institutions

Subject: – Revision of pay of teaching and other Staff in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) following the pay revision of the Central Government employees on the recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission ( 6th CPC).


I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s order of even number dated 18th August, 2009 and to say that the movement of Professors from AGP of Rs. 10500/- to AGP of 12000/-[as mentioned at para (1 (iv) 3) and para 2 (d) of the order dated 18th August 2009] would be effective from a prospective date i e. from the date of issue of orders and as such it would not be effective from 01 01 2006.

2. This issues with approval of Secretary (HE)

Yours faithfully
Economic Advisor

Min. of HRD

55 lakh Central government employees choose a new date as option to draw their new pay scale under the Sixth Pay Commission award.

6th pay award: Govt allows staff to choose new cut-off date

The 55 lakh Central government employees will now be able to choose a new date to draw their new pay scale under the Sixth Pay Commission award.

According to an office-memorandum, the Centre on Monday allowed its employees time till December to fix the base date for taking the new pay scale, from a date that is more beneficial to them. Earlier, they did not have this option as the government had fixed January 1, 2006 as the cut-off date for implementing the new pay award.

The government, according to an office-memorandum, tweaked the norms in view of the representations received from employees.

Earlier, the government, while implementing the Pay Commission award in 2008, had given employees three months to choose the switch-over date if it was later than January 1, 2006. The option, however, was to be binding.

The Sixth Pay Commission had recommended 40 per cent hike for adjustment in the pre-revised basic pay, different pay bands and grade pay benefiting about 55 lakh government employees.

Source: Economic Times

Govt soon to invite employees for pay talks

Govt soon to invite employees for pay talks: All India employees union leader

The state government is planning to invite the All Manipur Government Employee`s Association (AMGEO) and All Manipur Trade Union Council (AMTUC) and Pensioners Union etc very soon to discuss their demands, according to K Balasubramanian, general secretary of the All India State Government Employees Confederation.

He also expressed faith that only a negotiated settlement can bring about an amicable resolution to the problem being faced.

The union leader was addressinf media persons at Hotel Yaisana, MG Avenue, during a press conference held after meeting the chief minister Okram Ibobi at the chief minister`s secretariat this evening.

According to K. Balasubramanian during the meeting he submitted a memorandum to the chief minister as a reminder by the consideration of the demands of the state government employees` JAC.

The memorandum underscored the rejection of the governments` order dated the 16th Jan., 2010 for adoption of 6th Central Revised Pay and as accepted by the Government of India notionally from 1-1-2006 and with cash from 1-4-2010, by the striking state employees associations are not satisfied with.

It further reminded the governent of the demands of the agitating employees, asserting that the 6th Revised Pay as accepted by the Government of India be adopted in toto with cash from 1-1-2006 along with admissible allowance at par with the Central Govt. employees.

Further it also demanded up to date payment of DA for state government employees along with due arrears, DR arrears for the pensioners for 174 months, benefits like minimum wages D.A. for contractual/consolidated/Part time/ casual employees etc at par with the central government norm were laid for the consideration.

While replying to queries Balasubramanian said the agitating employees association will definitely accept the invitation for negotiation and expressed hope this talks will bring an amicable solution.

He also added that states like Hariyana, Anurachal Pradesh etc have implemented the 6th revised Pay with effect from 1/1/2006 and Tamil Nadu with effect from 1/1/2007 and believed that in Manipur the state government will implement in too.

The cease work strike of the All Manipur Government Employee`s Association (AMGEO) and All Manipur Trade Union Council (AMTUC) demanding for implementation of 6th Central Revised Pay, has entered 71 days today.

Source: Kanglaonline