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No. BSNL/26/SR/2002                                      Dated 07-08-2002

 

OFFICE ORDER

 

            Sub: Introduction of IDA Pay Scales w.e.f  1-10-2000 in replacement of existing C.D.A Pay Scales for Non-Executive Staff(Group ‘C’ and ‘D’) absorbed from DOT/DTS/DTO in BSNL w.e.f 1-10-2000.

 

            In pursuance of Agreement dated April 26, 2002 signed with new Applicant Unions in connection with above and the approval of BSNL Board of Directors and the approval of Department of Telecommunications vide letter No. 1-35/Estt-2002 dated   07-08-2002, the IDA Pay Scales in replacement of existing C.D.A. Pay Scales , effective from 1-10-2000 will be under:-

 

 

Category of Non-Executives

EXISTING CDA SCALES OF PAY ON 01.01.1996

Corresponding BSNL SCALES OF PAY ON IDA PATTERN WITH EFFECT FROM 01.10.2000

NE1

2550-55-2660-60-3200

4000-120-5800

NE2

2610-60-3150-65-3540

4060-125-5935

NE3

2650-65-3300-70-4000

4100-125-5975

NE4

2750-70-3800-75-4400

4250-130-6200

NE5

3050-75-3950-80-4590

4550-140-6650

NE6

3200-85-4900

4720-150-6970

NE7

4000-100-6000

5700-160-8000

NE8

4500-125-7000

6550-185-9325

NE9

5000-150-8000

7100-200-10100

NE10

5500-175-9000

7800-225-11175

NE11

6500-200-10500

8570-245-12245         

 

 

2. Fitment Method:

 

            Pay-fixation in IDA pay scales will be done in the following manner:

 

            The Group C and D employees who opted for absorption in BSNL were on deemed deputation w.e.f. 01-10-2000 i.e. from the day BSNL was formed. Therefore, new Pay Scales along with HRA/CCA  and compensatory allowances (mentioned in Para 8 above of Annex) will be effective from 01.10.2000

 

 

2.1        The pay of the optees will be fixed in the respective replacement /corresponding I.D.A Pay Scales in the following manner:

 

(a)    The basic pay of the non-executive as on 1-10-2000 in the IDA Pay Scales would be fixed at the stage corresponding to the stage which they had reached under CDA Pay Scale on the 30-09-2000 i.e. pay-fixation will be on point to point basis.

(b)    Net minimum increase of Rs.1500/- per month (Basic Pay + D.A taken together) will be allowed to each employee. In case where the minimum benefit falls short of Rs.1500/- p.m., it will be enhanced to Rs.1500/-p.m.

(c)    The normal date of Annual Increment will remain un-changed. The employee whose pay is fixed in IDA scale, as above, will continue to draw annual increment on the normal date he would have drawn increment had he continued in the CDA Pay Scale, if otherwise due/admissible.

(d)    The officials who reach the maximum of their pay scales will be entitled to a maximum of three stagnation increments, as per D.P.E. guidelines.

(e)    The employees who have been promoted to the higher posts after 01.10.2000 will be fixed in the corresponding IDA pay scale from the date of promotion under the normal rules relating to the fixation of pay on promotion with reference to their pay in the IDA Pay Scale of pre-promoted post.  However those, who are promoted to te higher post on 01.10.2000 will first be fixed in the IDA Pay Scale corresponding to the CDA Pay Scale of pre-promoted post as per formula at (a) above and then will e fixed in the IDA Pay Scale of the promoted post corresponding to the CDA Pay Scale of Promoted post, under normal pay fixation rules on promotion under FR.

(f)     The Ad-hoc Payment of Rs.1000/- p.m. w.e.f. 01.10.2000 being paid to the employees will be adjusted against the emoluments thus admissible in the above IDA pay scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000.

(g)    The anomalies, aberrations, other hardships and difficulties, if any, which may arise in pay-fixation, will be settled sympathetically, after these are pointed out.

(h)    The employees, who have been appointed in the CDA Pay Scales on or after 01.10.2000 by BSNL, will be deemed to have been appointed in the corresponding IDA Pay Scale and accordingly, their pay will be fixed at the minimum of the IDA Pay Scale, corresponding to their CDA Pay Scale.

(i)      The arrears due to introduction of IDA Pay Scales w.e.f. 01.10.2000 will be paid in the month of September 2002.  However the adhoc amount of Rs.1000/-p.m. being paid from 01.10.2000 till August 2002 will be adjusted from the arrears payable at the time of payment.

(j)      The optees who were on rolls of BSNL on 01.10.2000 but subsequently ceased to be in its service on account of superannuation, resignation duly approved by the competent authority, Termination, Death etc., would be eligible for the benefit of IDA Pay Scales up to the period they were in the service of BSNL.  In their case, payment of arrears, if any, for the period from 01.10.2000 till the date of cessation of service for the reasons mentioned above, would be worked out and remitted, after recovery of outstanding dues, if any.  Amount of Ad hoc Payment @ Rs.1000 till the date of cessation of service would also be recovered from the said arrears.

(k)    The personal pay drawn by the employees (who have undergone sterilization prior to October 1, 2000) in the CDA scales shall be revised so as to be equivalent to the lowest rate of increment applicable in the relevant revised scales of pay corresponding to the pay scale of the post against which the employee concerned had initially earned the personal pay in the applicable pre-replaced scale of pay.

(l)      Benefit on account of IDA Pay Scales and arrears thereof, shall not be extended to the employees, who have left BSNL’s service on account of resignation without approval or proper notice or are absconding. Such individual cases, if any, be referred to the Corporate Office, for examination and decision.

(m)  Deduction on a/c of GPF, if any, will be made from arrears, as per rules.

 

3. Dearness Allowance:

 

            Dearness Allowance in the IDA pattern as on 01.10.2000 is 28% which will be revised once in 3 months (ie. January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st)as per orders issued by D.P.E.  The rate of Dearness Allowance payable on the IDA Pay Scales as per orders issued by D.P.E. from time to time, from 01.10.2000 and onwards, are given below:

 

Effective Date

Quarterly Average of AICPI

DA Rate %

1.10.2000

2186

28

1.1.2001

2207

29.2

1.4.2001

2192

28.3

1.7.2001

2209

29.3

1.10.2001

2278

33.4

1.1.2002

2309

35.2

1.4.2002

2304

34.9

1.7.2002

2315

35.5

 

 

4. The Group C & D employees who opted for absorption in BSNL were on deemed deputation w e f 01.10.2000 i e from the day BSNL was formed. Therefore New Pay Scales along with HRA/CCA and compensatory allowances (mentioned in Para 8 of Annex) will be effective from 01.10. 2000

 

5. PERKS

Keeping in view the heavy burden on the financial position imposed by the replacement of’ CDA pay scales, it is agreed that the BSNL will continue to pay various perks with effect from 1. 10. 2000 as are available to government employees. (Details along with IDA slabs corresponding to CDA slabs are given in Annexure) This position will be reviewed on or after 01.04.2003, depending upon financial position of the Company.

 

6. Pension:

 

            The DOT/DTS/DTO employees absorbed in BSNL will be eligible for Pension from the Central Government as per provisions of Rule 37-A of Pension Rules, as notified vide Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensioners’ Welfare No. 4/61/99-P&PW(D) dated the 30th September, 2000 (Note: Sub Rule (8), (9),(10),(21),(22) and (23) thereof and clarifications issued vide DOT No. 33-14/2000/SR dated 19-02-2001 stating that “for the purpose of reckoning emoluments for calculation of pension and pensionary benefits, the emoluments as defined in CCS(Pension) Rules, in PSU in the IDA pay scales shall be treated as emoluments”.

 

7. Six-Days Working Patten:

 

            There will be Six days working pattern in BSNL, instead of present Five days pattern for all the Administrative/Operative offices etc. including Corporate Office, commencing from 1.9.2002, which shall be strictly adhered to by all concerned.

 

8. Improvement of Work Culture resulting in greater efficiency:

 

            The management and the unions have jointly undertaken to improve working atmosphere/culture in BSNL so as to make it more conducive and to enthuse the employees to improve their output and efficiency so that extra expenditure in wages is offset by improving the financial viability of BSNL to secure better service to its customers and fulfill the objectives of the current policy viz. telephone of world standard available on demand and at affordable rate.

 

9. General:

 

(a)     The existing Promotional system of OTBP/BCR/Grade IV will continue to operate as in CDA system till it is revised by an agreement.  Similarly, where ACP system is in operation, it will continue till it is revised by an agreement.

(b)     All entitlements for admissibility of TA/DA/LTC/Advances etc., will continue to be regulated at the existing rates of admissibility till they are amended suitably in the IDA pattern.

(c)     Individual claims (except as provided specifically) such as TA, Transfer TA, LTC, Medical claims etc. already settled shall not be reopened.

(d)     Errors and omissions occurred while calculating the arrears are subject to rectification and correction.  Over payments made, if any, shall be recovered from any amount that may become payable to the employee concerned.

(e)     In case of any doubt/clarification with regard to implementation of any clause(s) of the Office Order, the same may be referred to the undersigned for clarifications, before implementation.

 

 

(sd/-)

(Ganesh Chandra Jha)

Jt. DDG (Pers.)

 

Copy to:

 

  1. All CGMs, BSNL
  2. All IFAs, BSNL
  3. All Sr.DDsG/DDsG, BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi.
  4. All new Applicant Unions of BSNL

 

 

 

            ANNEXURE

1. HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE (HRA)

BSNL employees will he paid HRA on the basis of Revised  Pay with effect from 01.10.2000  at the rates and the terms applicable to the Central Government employees based on the reclassification of the cities as notified by the Government Of India

HRA rates as given therein are as under : cities/Towns

CLASSIFICATION OF CITIES/TOWNS

  Rate of HRA

A-1

30%   of  Basic Pay

A,B-1 & B-2

l5%    of   Basic Pay

C

7.5% of   Basic Pay

Unclassified

5%    of   Basic Pay.

 

Recovery of rent from those employees who are occupying or. availing of BSNL/ government accommodations will be on the basis of the license fee chargeable on the  revised pay and the same would be computed w.e.f 01.10.2000.

2. CITY COMPENSATORY ALLOWANCE (CCA) .

 City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) will be paid on the basis of revised pay w.e.f  01.10.2000  as per the table given below

BASIC PAY

PER MONTH                                  AMOUNT OF CCA PM  (Rs)

CDA

IDA

A-1

A

B1

B2

Below Rs 3000

Upto Rs 4000

90

65

45

25

Rs 3000-4499

Rs 4001-5250

125

95

65

35

Rs 4500-5999

Rs 5251-6499

200

150

100

65

Rs 6000 and above

Rs 6500 and above

300

240

180

120

 

3. TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE

 

The rates of transport allowance admissible under the government rules as per the normal  conditions applicable, are as under:

Pay scales range                                            Rate of TA per month

                                                                                    A1/A                 OTHER PLACES       

                                                                                    Rs                               Rs

Rs 8600-14600 and above                             800                              400

Rs 8570-12245 and above                             400                              200

But below Rs 8600 – 14600

Below the scale of Rs 8570-12245                100                              75

Casual Labour with                                         100                              75

Temporary      status

 

4. CYCLE ALLOWANCE

Cycle Allowance to employees requiring extensive traveling as per Government rules on the normal conditions applicable @  Rs. 30/- p.m.

5. WASHING ALLOWANCE

The employees in Group C & D who have been supplied with the uniforms will be entitled to washing allowance @, Rs.30/- p.m. as per the Government Rules

on the  normal conditions applicable.

 6. CASH HANDLING ALLOWANCE TO CASHIERS.          

Cash Handling Allowance to Cashiers will be admissible as per the Government  rates on the normal conditions applicable.       ... .

 

Amount of Average monthly cash            Rate per month

Disbursed

Upto Rs 50000                                           Rs 75

Over Rs 50000 and up to Rs 2 Lakhs        Rs 150

Over Rs 2 Lakhs and upto Rs 5 Lakhs      Rs 200

Over Rs 5 Lakhs and upto Rs 10 Lakhs    Rs 250

Over Rs 10 Lakhs                                      Rs 300

 

7. Special allowances to Group D staff assisting cashier in bringing cash from banks:

            Group D Staff in question will be entitled to the above allowance @ Rs.30/p.m. as per government rules and on the normal conditions applicable.

 

8. OTHER COMPENSATORY ALLOWANCES

The monthly rates of the allowances will be as given below as per government rules and normal applicability conditions

CDA PAY

IDA PAY

BAD CLIMATE ALLOWANCE

COMPOSITE HILL  COMPENSATORY ALLOWANCE

.Below Rs 3000 pm

Up to Rs 4000 pm

40

100

Rs 3000-4499 pm

Rs 4001-5250 pm

80

140

Rs 4500-5999 pm

Rs 5251-6499 pm

120

240

Rs 6000-8999 pm

Rs 6500-11224 pm

160

300

Rs 9000 pm and above

Rs 11225  pm and above

200

300

 

9. CEA

This allowance will be admissible to these employees in accordance with the Government Rules as per the normal conditions applicable @ Rs 100 pm per child for classes I to XII.

10. REIMBURSEMENT OF TUITION FEES

 Tuition fees will be reimbursed in accordance with the rates prescribed by the Government  on the normal conditions applicable at the following rates:

Classes                                                                       Subject to a maximum of      

1 to X                                                                          Rs 40 p.m. per child

XI & XII                                                             Rs 50 p.m. per child

Classes I to XII in respect of physically handicapped/mentally retarded children - Rs.100 pm per child

Science fee up to the limit of Rs 10 pm will be reimbursable in addition to tution fees in  respect of children offering science subjects in class IX to XII.

11. HOSTEL SUBSIDY

Hostel Subsidy will be admissible to the employees  in accordance with the rates prescribed by the Government @ Rs 300 pm per child on the normal terms and conditions applicable.

12. JOURNEY FARE FOR CHILDREN STUDYING AT OUTSTATIONS.

The journey   fare will be admissible to  legitimate children/ step children/adopted children studying in a recognised educational institutions at a place in India away from the residence of the Government servant or his family in accordance with  the government rates on the normal terms and conditions applicable.

Note: The allowances and facilities not covered above and as are available to DOT employees and government pattern / rules will continue to be admissible to these employees .

 

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