The rate of Dearness Allowance payable in respect of State Government Employees, Teachers, Staff of Aided Schools, Private Colleges and Polytechnics, Full time Employees borne on the contingent and work charged establishments and employees of Local Bodies will be enhanced from the existing rate of 86% to 92% w.e.f . 01.07.2015
The Dearness Allowance at the enhanced rates will be paid in cash with the salary for the month of Dec 2015 onwards.
The arrears for the period from 0107.2015 to 30.11.2015 will be drawn and credited to the provident Fund Account of the employees along with the salary bill or any of the months from Dec 2015. This procedure is applicable to those employees continuing in the per-revised scale even after 2009 Pay Revision and even after 1996 UGC/ AIC'I'E/ Medical Education Scheme.
The enhanced rate of Dearness Allowance will also be applicable to Part-time and Part-time contingent employees on the basis of pay drawn by them.
The Dearness Relief payable to State Service Pensioners and Family Pensioners (whose pension/family pension has been revised as per G.O.(p) No.87/2011 fin, dated 28.02.2O11) will be enhanced from the existing rate of 86% to 92% with effect from 01.07.2015
The enhanced rate of Dearness Relief due from 1.7.15 will be paid along with the pension of December 2015 and arrears from July 2015 to Nov 2015 will be paid in cash.
IFMS - Centralised Salary Processing- Authorising Chief Project Manager, SPARK to draw and disburse salary and other entitlements of any Government employee - Orders issued.
Read: 1. G.O (P) No.391/2015/Fin dated 07.09.2015
2. Minutes of the review meeting held by ACS (Finance) on 26.10.2015
As per the Government Order read above, Government issued orders introducing one office one DDO system whereby salary of all staff members including gazetted officers working in an office will be drawn and disbursed by the DDO concerned. The new system 1s the first step towards centralized salary processing, a component of Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) which envisages combining of various online systems on receipt and expenditure.
To facilitate centralised salary processing, it is imperative that a master DDO is to be authorised for processing salary and other entitlements of all State Government Officers. Accordingly, it has been decided to authorise Chief Project Manager, SPARK as master 000 who can draw and disburse personnel entitlement claims of any State Government employee as per the instructions issued from Government.
In view of the above, Government are pleased to authorise Chief Project Manager, SPARK as master DDO (i.e, DOO of Centralised Salary Processing System) of all State Government employees drawing salary through SPARK. He is hereby authorised to draw and disburse salary and
other entitlements of any employee as per the written directions issued from Government in Finance Department.
As per G.O. (P) No. 402/2011/Fin dated 23.09.2011 all state Government employees, including gazetted officers were given the option to draw their salary and other entitlements through bank accounts. Subsequently, vide reference to G.O.(P)No. 310/2014/Fin dated 30.07.2014., the Government introduced electronic treasury through which all receipts and payments can be made online using the core banking network.
The e- treasury portal has now been integrated with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) portal 'e- Kuber' so that RBI can directly credit any payment to the bank account of the beneficiary instantaneously. This will facilitate timely credit of money to beneficiaries having account with any banks. The Regional Director, RBl vide letterLetter No. D.O.BD(T)783/11.07.2015/2015/16 dated 22.09.2015, has requested State Government to switch over all beneficiary payments such as salary, pension, vendor payments, etc. through the RBI portal. In the meeting, Additional ChieF Secretary (Finance) had with officials of RBI, Director of Treasuries and National Inlormatics Centre,reviewed the preparedness to adopt the new system and decided to switch over into the new system in a phased manner starting the pilot testing of the new system with the Finance Department.
In view of the foregoing, Government are pleased to accord sanction to integrate the salary claims of employees in the Finance Department who are drawing salary through the bank account with e - Kuber portal from I November 2015 onwards on pilot basis. The NIC shall make necessary changes in the Treasury Information System to facilitate this. The Director of Treasuries shall make necessary arrangements to send electronic advices to RBI relating to the above payments and RBI shall take necessary steps to credit salary amount to the bank account of individual employees based on this.
IFMS - Centralized Salary Processing - Authorizing Chief Project Manager, SPARK to draw and disburse salary and other entitlements of any Government employee - Orders issued As per GO(P) No 482/2015/Fin 28/10/2015
Exemption is grated to all staff in the Treasury Department from attending the duties in connection with General Elections -2015 as per order No.7848/K/2015/SEC dated 09-10-2015 of the Secretary, State Election Commission, Kerala.
(1) Circular No. 92/2009/Fin dated 2.11.2009
(2)0. 0. (P) No. 76/2014/Fin dated 21.2.2014.
(3) Minutes of the meeting on IFMS held on 3.06.20 15
Hereafter the drawal and disbursement of salary and other entitlements of all staff members, including gazetted officers in an office is entrusted with the respective DDO of that office. The treasuries shall not accept the bills prepared by Gazetted Officers from the date specified in the annexure. Consequent to the introduction of new system, the DDOs shall prepare separate salary bills, one for Non Gazetted Officers and the other for Gazetted Officers both in the slightly modified TR 51 bill form appended to this order. The simplified bill form TR 46 (a) introduced vide Government Order read second above, to prepare salary claims of Gazetted officers will stand withdrawn from the date of changeover into the new system.
The salary bills of Gazetted Officers shall continue to be prepared based on the pay slip authorised by AG. The Gazetted Officers shall make available a copy of their latest pay slip to the DDO of the office in which they are now working, to prepare their salary claims. In future AG shall send pay slip directly to the DDOs concerned instead of sending the same to treasury. However, no authorisation from AG is required for claiming annual increments as ordered in the circular read first above.
Hereafter issuance of NLC, LPC, effecting Co-operative recovery, filing of TDS returns, etc.
in respect of all staff members including Gazetted Officers shall be the responsibility of the DDOs
The new system will be put into operation in a phased manner as detailed below.
irom 15/09/2015 Finance Department in Government Secretariat.
From 01/10/20 15 all offices under Sub Treasury, Secretariat.
From 01/11/2015 all offices under District Treasury, Thiruvananthapuram
From 0 1/12/2015 all departments and offices in the State.
After 01/12/2015, the bill generation facility provided for self drawing officers in SPARK will
be filly withdrawn. However Gazetted Officers can view their claims using the SPARK login
The NIC shall make necessary modifications in the SPARK application to generate single bill
of all Gazetted Officers for each DDO
From December 2015 onwards, the Accountant General shall send copies of the payslip
(including surrender leave salary slip, etc.) in respect of all Gazetted Officers directly to the
DDOs of the office in which the gazetted officer is presently working along with a copy to
the officer concerned.
All personal claims of Gazetted Officers such as TA, GPF, Medical reimbursement, etc. will
also be preferred by the DDOs concerned under the new system.
The arrear claims, if any pertaining to the period prior to 1/12/2015 shall also be preferred by
the DDO concerned
The salary deduction statements pertain to SLI, LIC, GIS, GPF, FBS, etc. generated from
SPARK and attested by DDOs shall be accepted by all account keeping authorities as proof of
remittance to set right missing credits.
The establishment claims of both Gazetted and non Gazetted officers shall be prepared and
presented to the Treasury by the Account Sections of Department / Offices concerned.
The DDO concerned shall draw and credit the salary and other entitlements of Gazetted
officers including AIS officers to their existing banic / treasury account.
Any clarification in this regard shall be addressed to Government in Finance (Streamlining)