General Insurance (Rationalisation and Revision of Pay Scales and other Conditions of Service of Supervisory, Clerical and Subordinate Staff) Amendment Scheme, 2010

 
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S.O.2472(E).--In exercise of the powers conferred by section 17A of the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972 (57 of 1972), the Central Government hereby frames the following Scheme further to amend the General Insurance (Rationalisation and Revision of Pay Scales and other Conditions of Service of Supervisory, Clerical and Subordinate Staff) Scheme, 1974, namely:-

1. (1) This Scheme may be called the General Insurance (Rationalisation and Revision of Pay Scales and other Conditions of Service of Supervisory, Clerical and Subordinate Staff) Amendment Scheme, 2010.

(2) Save as otherwise provided in this Scheme, this Scheme shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of August, 2007.

(3) Save as otherwise provided in this Scheme, this Scheme shall be applicable to all employees who were in whole-time service in Supervisory, Clerical and Sub-ordinate Staff cadres of the Corporation or Company as on, or after, the 1st day of August, 2007:

Provided that the employees whose resignations had been accepted or whose services had been terminated during the period from the 1st day of August, 2007 and the date of publication of this Scheme, shall not be eligible for the arrears on account of revision under this Scheme.

(4) Nothing contained in this Scheme shall entitle an employee to claim Overtime Allowance higher than what he had been entitled to prior to the publication of this Scheme.

2. In the General Insurance (Rationalisation and Revision of Pay Scales and other Conditions of Service of Supervisory, Clerical and Subordinate Staff) Scheme, 1974 (hereinafter referred to as "the said Scheme"), in paragraph 3, after clause (c), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:-

'(ca) "first rationalised terms" means the scales of pay and allowances as specified in the Ninth Schedule;

(cb) "first rationalised scales of pay" means the scales of pay as specified in the Ninth Schedule;'.

3. In the said Scheme, in paragraph 4, after sub-paragraph (13), the following shall be inserted, namely:-

"(14) With effect from the 1st day of August, 2007, the pay and allowances of every employee shall be in accordance with the first rationalised terms. The basic salary of every employee in service as on that date and of every employee appointed after that date but before the date of publication of this Scheme, shall be in accordance with the first rationalised scales of pay as per the provisions of paragraph 6G.

(15) Every employee whose basic salary is fixed in the first rationalised scales of pay in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 6G of this Scheme shall be paid, from the date of fixation in the first rationalised scales of pay, for the period commencing from the 1st day of August, 2007 or the date of his appointment, or the date from which he opts to be governed by the provisions of this Scheme, whichever is later, the difference of Basic Salary, Personal Pay, if any, Dearness Allowance and other allowances (after deducting the employee's compulsory contribution to the Provident Fund), between the first rationalised terms and re-modified terms applicable to him:

Provided that -

(a) an employee who had retired from service after the 1st day of August, 2007 shall be paid the difference in the amount, as specified in sub-paragraph (15), for the period upto the date of his retirement along with the difference in the amount of gratuity, if any, arising out of this Scheme;

(b) in the case of an employee who had died whilst in service on or after the 1st day of August, 2007, the difference in the amount as specified in sub-paragraph (15), for the period upto the date of his death shall be paid to the person to whom his Provident Fund was paid or is to be paid and the difference in the amount of gratuity, if any, arising out of this Scheme shall be paid to the person to whom his gratuity was paid or is to be paid:

Provided further that in respect of an employee who is promoted from Supervisory, Clerical and Sub-ordinate Staff cadres to the cadre of officer or converted as Development Officer on or after the 1st day of August, 2007, the difference in the amount referred to above (excluding the difference in gratuity amount) upto the date of his promotion as officer or conversion as Development Officer, shall be paid on the basis of notional fixation of his basic salary in the first rationalised terms.

Explanation: For the purposes of sub-paragraph (15), the expression 'other allowances' means House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Functional Allowance, Hill Station Allowance, Graduation Allowance, Allowance for Technical Qualification, Transport Allowance, Paradeep Port Allowance, and Fixed Personal Allowance as admissible to an employee.".

4. In the said Scheme, after paragraph 6F, the following paragraph shall be inserted, namely:-"6G. Fixation of Basic Salary in the first rationalised scales of pay and allowances:

(a) The scales of pay and other allowances in case of every employee in service as on the 1st day of August, 2007, and continuing to be in service on or after the date of publication of this Scheme, shall be in accordance with the first rationalised terms from a date not earlier than,-

(i) 1st day of the month following the date of publication of this Scheme, for Hill Station Allowance, Kit Allowance, Functional Allowance for Audit Assistants and Paradeep Port Allowance; and

(ii) the 1st day of August, 2007, for Basic Salary and other allowances;

(b) The scales of pay and allowances in case of every employee to whom this Scheme applies, shall be in accordance with the first rationalised terms from a date not earlier than the date mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) above or the date of appointment, whichever is later;

(c) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-paragraph (a) and (b), an employee may choose that the scales of pay and other allowances may be fixed in his case in accordance with Table IA or IB, as the case may be, under the Ninth Schedule, (the first rationalised terms) with effect from the dates mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) above or any date thereafter but on or before the date of publication of this Scheme, in which case, he shall intimate such choice in writing to the Corporation or Company, as the case may be, within the period as may be stipulated:

Provided that no arrears shall be payable to such employee for the period from the 1st day of August, 2007 to the date so chosen:

Provided further that while calculating the arrears from the 1st day of August, 2007 to the date of publication of this Scheme, if the net difference between the re-modified total monthly emoluments after deducting Provident Fund and the first rationalised total monthly emoluments after deducting Provident Fund is negative, the same shall be ignored.".

5. In the said Scheme, in paragraph 7,-

(A) in sub-paragraph (1), before the Explanation, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

"Provided that in respect of an employee in the scale of Sub-staff, Driver or Record Clerk, whose basic salary is fixed at Rs. 12,075/-, Rs. 14,365/- or Rs. 16,260/- respectively or above in the first-rationalized scales of pay effective from 1st day of August, 2007, the next increment after such fixation shall be due on the first day of August, 2008 or on the 1st day of the month in which he completes twelve months of continuous service after such fixation, whichever is later. Subsequent increments to such an employee shall be due as provided in this subparagraph above.";

(B) for sub-paragraph (2), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

"(2) In respect of an employee whose basic salary is fixed at maximum of the first rationalised scales of pay on the 1st day of August, 2007 or on the date of publication of this Scheme under paragraph 6G and in respect of an employee who will be reaching the maximum of the first rationalised scales of pay at any time thereafter during the period of his service, an officer not below the rank of 'Scale III' authorised by the Corporation or Company in this behalf, subject to the work record being found satisfactory, may consider, -

(a) granting of one increment to such employee in the first rationalised scale of Assistant for every two years of continuous service rendered by him after the date of his reaching the maximum of the first rationalised scale of pay at the rate of last increment drawn in the scale, subject to a maximum of seven such increments:

Provided that in respect of the employees, who have already been granted as on the 31st day of July, 2007, one, two, three, four, five or six stagnation increments, in the re-modified scales of pay, their basic salary in the relevant first rationalised scale of pay shall be fixed at the corresponding first, second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth stages above the maximum of the first rationalised scale, as shown in Table IB of Ninth Schedule:

Provided further that the seventh stagnation increment shall be granted to an employee, after the completion of two years from the date of receipt of sixth stagnation increment or, from 1st day of the month following the date of publication of this Scheme, whichever is later;

(b) granting of one increment to such employee in the first rationalised scale of Senior Assistant or Stenographer, for every three years of continuous service rendered by him after the date of his reaching the maximum of the first rationalised scale of pay at the rate of last increment drawn in the scale subject to a maximum of six such increments:

Provided that in respect of the employees who have already been granted as on the 31st day of July, 2007, one, two, three, four or five stagnation increments, in the re-modified scale of pay, their basic salary in the relevant first rationalised scale of pay shall be fixed at the corresponding first, second, third, fourth or fifth stages above the maximum of the, first...

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