Gazette Notification 2021- LIC Development Officers Wage Revision

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Gazette Notification 2021- LIC Development Officers Wage Revision

LIC Development Officers Wage Revision Gazette Notification 2021  – G.S.R. 269(E) – Dated 15.04.2021

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 15th April, 2021

G.S.R. 269(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 48 of the Life Insurance Corporation Act, 1956 (31 of 1956), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Life Insurance Corporation of India Development Officers (Revision of Terms and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1986, namely:—

1. (1) These rules may be called the Life Insurance Corporation of India Development Officers (Revision of Terms and Conditions of Service) Amendment Rules, 2021.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of August, 2017.

(3) These rules shall be applicable to those Development Officers who were in the whole-time salaried service in the permanent establishment of the Corporation as on or after the 1st August, 2017:

Provided that where any Development Officer gives a notice in writing to the Corporation, within a period as specified by the Corporation, expressing his option to be governed by the provisions of these rules with effect from a date which is not earlier than 1st August, 2017 and not later than the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, then the Corporation may, by order, permit such Officer to be governed by these rules with effect from the said date and no arrears for the period prior to the date so opted shall be payable to such Development Officer:

Provided further that a Development Officer whose resignation had been accepted or whose services had been terminated under rule 39 of Life Insurance Corporation of India (Staff) Rules, 1960 during the period from 1st August, 2017 to the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, shall not be eligible for the arrears on account of revision under these rules.

2. In the Life Insurance Corporation of India Development Officers (Revision of Terms and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1986 (hereinafter referred to as the principal rules), in rule 2, for sub-rule (e), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“(e) “Special Rules” means the Life Insurance Corporation of India Development Officers (Revision of Certain Terms and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2009 as amended by the Life Insurance Corporation of India Development Officers (Revision of Certain Terms and Conditions of Service) Amendment Rules, 2016.‘

3. In rule 4 of the principal rules,—

(i) for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely :—

“(1) The scales of pay of the Development Officers shall be Rs 35,650-2,200(2)-40,050-2,595(2)-45,240-2,645(17)-90,205.”;

(ii) in sub-rule (3), after the words “maximum of four such additions‖, the words” and after two years from availing the fourth such addition, he may be granted one further addition to the basic pay equal to the last increment drawn by him in the scale of pay‖ shall be inserted.

4. In rule 5 of the principal rules,—

(i) for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“(1) The scale of dearness allowance applicable to Development Officers shall be determined as under:—

(a) Index: All India Average Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers.

(b) Base: Index No.6352 in the series 1960 = 100.

(c) Rate: For every four points in the quarterly average of the All India Consumer Price Index above 6352 points, a Development Officer shall be paid dearness
allowance at the rate of 0.08 % of Pay.

Explanation.—For the purposes of this clause, “Pay” means basic pay including additions to the basic pay after reaching maximum of the scale as provided under sub-rule (3) of rule 4.”;

(ii) in sub-rule(2), for the figures and words “4708 points in the sequence of 4708-4712-4716-4720”,the figures and words “6352 points in the sequence of 6352-6356-6360-6364” shall be substituted.

5. In rule 6 of the principal rules, for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“(1) The House Rent Allowance of Development Officers except those who are allotted residential accommodation by the Corporation shall be as specified in the table below:

TABLE

Sl.No.Place of postingRate of House Rent Allowance
(1)(2)(3)
1Cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and other cities with population of 45 lakh and above10% of Pay, subject to a maximum of Rs. 7,840/- per month
2Cities with population exceeding 12 lakh but less than 45 lakh, and except those mentioned at serial number 1, and any city in the State of Goa8% of Pay, subject to a maximum of Rs. 6,620/- per month
3Other places7% of Pay, subject to a maximum of Rs. 6,370/- per month

Notes: For the purposes of this sub-rule,─

(i) the population figures shall be as per the latest Census Report;

(ii) cities shall include their urban agglomerations; and

(iii) “Pay” means basic pay, additions to basic pay and Fixed Personal Allowance.‖.

6. For rule 7 of the principal rules, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“7. City Compensatory Allowance.—The City Compensatory Allowance payable to Development Officers shall be as specified in the table below:—

TABLE

Sl.No.Place of postingRate of City Compensatory Allowance
(1)(2)(3)
1Cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and other cities with population of 45 lakh and above3% of Pay, subject to the
maximum of Rs. 1,660/- per
month
2Cities with population exceeding 12 lakh but less than 45 lakh, and except those mentioned at serial number 1, and any city in the State of Goa2.5% of Pay, subject to the
maximum of Rs. 1,535/- per
month
3Other places2% of Pay, subject to the
maximum of Rs. 1,345/- per
month

Notes: For the purposes of this sub-rule,—

(i) the population figures shall be as per the latest Census Report;

(ii) cities shall include their urban agglomerations; and

(iii) “Pay” means basic pay, additions to basic pay.”.

7. For rule 7A of the principal rules, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“7A. Hill Allowance.—The scales of Hill Allowance payable to Development Officers shall be as specified in the table below:—

TABLE

Sl.No.PlacesRates
(1)(2)(3)
1Posted at a place situated at a height of 1,500 metres or more above the mean sea levelAt the rate of 2.5% of Basic Pay subject to maximum of Rs. 1,000/- per month
2Posted at a place situated at a height of 1,000 metres or more but less than 1,500 metres above the mean sea level, or at Mercara, or at a place which is specifically declared as a “hill station” by the Central Government or the State Government concerned for their employeesAt the rate of 2% of Basic Pay subject to maximum of Rs. 790/- per month
3Posted at a place situated at a height of not less than 750 metres or more above the mean sea level and which is surrounded by and accessible
only through hills having a height of 1,000 metres or more above the mean sea level
At the rate of 2% of Basic Pay subject to maximum of Rs. 790/- per month”.

8. After rule 7B of the principal rules, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:—

“7C. Special Allowance.—(1) Every Development Officer of the Corporation shall be paid an amount of Rs. 3,200/- per month by way of Special Allowance:

(2) The allowance under this rule shall be reckoned for the purpose of calculation of dearness allowance but shall not be reckoned for the purposes of Provident Fund, gratuity, House Rent Allowance, pension, encashment of privilege leave and fixation of pay upon promotion ”

9. For rule 10 of the principal rules, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“10. Equitable Relief.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (2) or sub-rule (3) of rule 1 of the Life Insurance Corporation of India Development Officers (Revision of Certain Terms and Conditions of service) Amendment Rules, 2016, the Corporation may, in respect of Development Officers, by instructions, provide for grant of arrears of salary for the period prior to 1st April, 2021 by way of equitable relief.

(2) The 100% of equitable relief paid to the Development Officers for the period from 1st August, 2017 to 31st March, 2021 shall not be taken into account for the purpose of arriving at the annual remuneration for the purpose of appraisal year under the Special Rules commencing immediately after the date of publication of Life Insurance Corporation of India Development Officers (Revision of Terms and Conditions of service) Amendment Rules, 2021.

Explanation.—

(1) For the removal of doubts, it is clarified that the salary relating to the financial year commencing on 1st April, 2021 shall form part of the annual remuneration in the relevant appraisal years in that financial year.

(2) The Corporation may provide by instructions issued in this behalf under sub-rule(2) of rule 51 of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (Staff) Rules, 1960 for fixation of basic pay in the scales of pay as revised by these rules of persons who may have worked as Development Officers on or after 1st August, 2017 but before the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, classify them according to the nature of cessation of their service as Development Officers and specify whether the payments by way of equitable relief may be allowed to any class of Development Officers at all for the period of their service as such and if so, the amount and the terms and conditions thereof:

Provided that no payment by way of equitable relief shall be allowed in respect of the class of Development Officers whose services may have been terminated under the Special Rules.

(3) Subject to the other provisions of this rule, where basic pay is fixed in accordance with this rule, the other allowances and benefits as revised by these rules shall also be payable on the basis of such fixation.”.

10. In rule 10C of the principal rules, for the letters and figures ―Rs. 185/-‖, the letters and figures “Rs. 265” shall be substituted.

[F. No. S-11012/03/2018-Ins. I]
SAURABH MISHRA, Jt. Secy.

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

It is certified that no employee of the Life Insurance Corporation of India is likely to be affected adversely by the notification being given retrospective effect.

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide notification number G.S.R. 1091(E), dated the 17th September, 1986 and subsequently amended vide the following notifications:

(1) G.S.R. 962(E), dated the 7th December, 1987
(2) G.S.R. 871(E), dated the 22nd August,1988
(3) G.S.R. 968(E), dated the 7th November, 1989
(4) G.S.R. 825(E), dated the 9th October, 1990
(5) G.S.R. 55(E), dated the 21st January, 1992
(6) G.S.R. 325(E), dated the 10th March, 1992
(7) G.S.R. 54(E), dated the 2nd February, 1994
(8) G.S.R. 596(E), dated the 30th June, 1995
(9) G.S.R. 95(E), dated the 16th February, 1996
(10) G.S.R. 287(E), dated the 18th July, 1996
(11) G.S.R. 531(E), dated the 27th August, 1998
(12) G.S.R. 551(E), dated the 22nd June, 2000
(13) G.S.R. 288(E), dated the 27th April,2004
(14) G.S.R. 560(E), dated the 5th September, 2005
(15) G.S.R. 825(E), dated 8th October, 2010
(16) G.S.R. 29(E), dated 14th January, 2016
(17) G.S.R. 196(E), dated 26th February, 2016
(18) G.S.R. 403(E), dated 31st May, 2019

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