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7th pay commission allowance committee report will be submitted within a week-NC JCM

Shiva Gopal Mishra Secretary National Council(Staff Side) Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees 13-C, Fer...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

7th Pay Commission: Disappointing News! Centre may implement hike after OROP execution

At a time when Central Government employees are anxiously waiting for the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission(7th CPC), this culd dishearten them.

 7th Pay Commission decoded: All you need to know about salary increment; past pay commissions Days after reports came to fore that CPC will be delayed and will come into force in the month of June-July, here is yet another disappointing news for these employees.

Sources say that Centre may implement new Pay Commission after the execution of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme. Though, Government issued notification for the 'long pending' OROP in November last year, it is yet to implemented. Sources say that Army veterans want some modification into the current form of OROP scheme but Modi Government has yet not accepted their demands.

One can understand this delay of the salary increment, as notification for Seventh Pay Commission is yet to be issued. Sources say that there are lots of issues to be sorted out before final approval will be given. 7th Pay Commission: Revealed! Why Railway staff union up in arms with govt Earlier, Government set up a 13-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary to process the recommendations of the Pay Commission.

An office memorandum of the Finance Ministry was quoted as saying, "The Empowered Committee will function as a screening committee to screen the recommendations of the Commission after taking into account the views of the concerned stakeholders... So as to firm up the final conclusion for approval of the Cabinet".

 Reportedly, first meeting to formulate action points for processing Seventh Pay Commission recommendations is scheduled on February 2. Nodal officers of different ministries and departments will participate in the meet.  Nearly 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners will be befitted by the the pay commission.

Source: http://www.oneindia.com/india/seventh-pay-commission-govt-may-implement-salary-increment-after-orop-report-1998184.html

FIRST MEET TO PROCESS 7TH PAY PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS ON FEB 2-ET

Nodal officers of all Central Ministries and departments will meet the Empowered Committee on 2nd Feb this year to discuss pay and allowances related issues pertain to the Central Government Employees attached to their Ministry

The Points to be discussed in the meeting would involve 7th Pay Commission recommendations relate to the ministry / department concerned which involve more than 45 lakh central government employees and defence personnel and around 55 lakh Central Civilian and defence pensioners.

An Empowered Committee of Secretaries, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, has been set up to process the panel’s recommendations that would put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer.

An Implementation Cell has been created in the Finance Ministry which will work as the Secretariat of the Committee.

Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) would take the meeting of all the Nodal Officers of ministries/departments on February 2 to discuss the relevant issues in connection with the processing of the recommendations, a Finance Ministry office memorandum said.

7th Pay Commission Empowered Committee Metting

Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process 7th Pay Commission report

The meeting is aimed at strengthening the points of action pertaining to all the ministries/departments in general and also with regard to specific issues with a view to “enabling an effective, holistic and quicker processing” of the recommendations.

In November 2015, the Finance Ministry had asked concerned Ministries and Departments to nominate a nodal officer at the level of a Joint Secretary to interact with the Implementation Cell.

The recommendations when implemented would have a bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

Subject to acceptance by the government, the recommendations will take effect from January 1, 2016.

Source:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/first-meet-to-process-7th-pay-panel-recommendations-on-february-2/articleshow/50772604.cms

EXPECTED DA JANUARY 2016 -AICPIN DECEMBER RELEASED

No.5/1/2015- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 29th January, 2016

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – December, 2015


The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2015 decreased by 1 point and pegged at 269 (two hundred and sixty nine). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.37 per cent between November and December, 2015 which was static between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.36 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Moong Dal, Onion, Potato, Tomato, Peas and other Green Vegetables & Fruit items, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the fall in index. However, this decrease was checked by Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Eggs (Hen), Poultry (Chicken), Goat Meat, Milk (Buffalo), ESI Contribution, Rail Fare, Barber Charges, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.32 per cent for December, 2015 as compared to 6.72 per cent for the previous month and 5.86 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 7.94 per cent against 7.86 per cent of the previous month and 5.73 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Ludhiana reported the maximum decrease of 7 points followed by Ahmedabad and Rourkela (6 points each), Tripura, Varanasi, Lucknow and Kodarma (5points each). Among others, 4 points decrease was observed in 9 centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 11 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. On the contrary, Quilon recorded a highest increase of 7 points followed by Warangal (4 points), and Rangapara-Tezpur, Chhindwara and Mundakkayam (3 points each). Among others, 2 points increase was observed in 5 centres and 1 point in 9 centres. Rest of the 16 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 37 centres are above All-India Index and other 40 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Jabalpur centre remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of January, 2016 will be released on Monday, 29th February, 2016. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

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(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Notifying of Recruitment Rules within ten weeks time period after the same are approved by the Union Public Service Commission-DOPT

No. AB.1401716112008-Estt. (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi

Dated: the 27th January, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Notifying of Recruitment Rules within ten weeks time period after the same are approved by the Union Public Service Commission regarding.


Attention is invited to Para No. 5.2 of this Department’s O.M. No. AB.14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR) dated 31st December, 2010 on framing/amendment/relaxation of Recruitment Rules wherein it has been stipulated that the Recruitment Rules or amendment(s) thereto as finally approved by the Union Public Service Commission are required to be notified within a period of 10 weeks from the date of receipt of their advice letter. This time limit should be strictly adhered to.

2. The Commission has, however, brought to the notice of this Department that even after the lapse of 10 weeks time, the Recruitment Rules pertaining to a number of posts which were advised upon by the Commission are yet to be notified.

3. Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to initiate action for notifying the Recruitment Rules as soon as the same are approved by the Commission so that the prescribed time limit of 10 weeks is adhered to.

(Gayatri Mishra)
Director (E-1)


Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/AB-14017_61_2008-Estt.RR-27012016.pdf
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Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement - Procedure and Guidelines to be followed

No.22011/3/2013-Estt (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi

Dated- 25.01.2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement - Procedure and Guidelines to be followed - Regarding.


The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No. 22011/4/91-Estt(A) dated 14th September, 1992 regarding procedure and guidelines to be followed by DPC in respect of Government servants against whom disciplinary/court proceedings are pending or whose conduct is under investigation. In case the Government servant is covered under any of the three conditions as mentioned in Para 2 of OM dated 14.09.1992, the recommendations of the DPC are to be kept in ‘sealed cover’ and subsequent action regarding opening of sealed cover will depend on the outcome of the disciplinary/criminal proceedings.

2. If on conclusion of the disciplinary/ criminal proceedings, the Government servant is exonerated, the procedure prescribed in para 3 of the OM dated 14-9-1992 is to be followed. This provides as under:-

“On the conclusion of the disciplinary case/criminal prosecution which results in dropping of allegations against the Govt. servant, the sealed cover or covers shall be opened. In case the Government servant is completely exonerated the due date of his promotion will be determined with reference to the position assigned to him in the findings kept in the sealed cover/covers and with reference to the date of promotion of his next junior on the basis of such position. The Government servant may be promoted, if necessary, by reverting the junior most officiating person. He may be promoted notionally with reference to the date of promotion of his junior. However, whether the officer concerned will be entitled to any arrears of pay for the period of notional promotion preceding the date of actual promotion, and if so to what extent, will be decided by the appointing authority by taking into consideration all the facts ' and circumstances of the disciplinary proceedings/criminal prosecution. Where the authority denies arrears of salary or part of it, it will record its reasons for doing so. It is not possible to anticipate and enumerate exhaustively all the circumstances under which such denials of arrears of salary or part of it may become necessary. However, there may be cases where the proceedings, whether disciplinary or criminal, are, for example delayed at the instance of the employee or the clearance in the disciplinary proceedings or acquittal in the criminal proceedings is with benefit of doubt or on account of non-availability of evidence due to the acts attributable to the employee etc. These are only some of the circumstances where such denial can be justified.”

3. The applicability of above provisions in so far as it relates to cases where the Government Servant, who has retired by the time he is exonerated of all the charges has been considered in respect of the following cases:

i. Where the promotion order pertaining to the relevant DPC has been issued and the officers empanelled have assumed charge prior to the date of superannuation of the retired Government Servant; and

ii. The retired Government Servant would have been in service and assumed charge of the post had the disciplinary proceeding not been initiated. against him/her.

4. It has been decided in consultation with the Department of Expenditure, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and the Department of Legal Affairs that notional promotion and payment of arrears of pay, if any, for the period of notional promotion till the date of retirement, to such a retired Government servant if found fit on opening of the sealed cover is to be decided by the appointing authority in terms of Para 3 of OM No.22011/4/91-Estt.(A) dated 14/9/1992.

5. A retired Government employee who is considered for notional promotion from the date of promotion of his next junior after opening of the sealed cover would also be entitled to fixation of pension on the basis of such notional pay on his notional promotion.

6. The provisions contained in this Office Memorandum shall become operational from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum. Past cases settled in accordance with the earlier provisions shall not be reopened.

(Gayatri Mishra)
Director (E-I)

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/22011_3_2013-Estt.D-25012016.pdf
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Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2015

The following are the lists, in order of merit, in respect of  167 (137 Man + 30 Women) candidates  who have finally qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2015 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the (i) Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai  for 103rd  Short Service Commission Course (for Men); and (ii) 17th Short Service Commission  Women (Non-Technical) Course,  commencing in April, 2016.  The list of 103rd   Short Service Commission Course (for Men) also includes the names of the candidates who were recommended earlier on the basis of the result of the same examination for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun;  Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala  and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying ) Training Course(s).

The number of vacancies as intimated by the Government, for (i) 103rd Short Service Commission Course (for Men) is 175; and for (ii) 17th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course is 12.

The result of Medical Examination of candidates has not been taken into account in preparing the merit list. The candidature of all the candidates is Provisional. Verification of Date of Birth and Educational Qualification of these candidates will be done by AHQ.

Candidates can also obtain information regarding results by accessing to UPSC web-site http://www.upsc.gov.in .  However, marks of the candidates will be available within 15 days from the date of declaration of final result on Commission’s web-site for 60 days.

Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Counter near Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their examination  on working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or over telephone No. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543.  Candidates can also obtain information regarding results by accessing to UPSC web-site http.//www.upsc.gov.in .

Click here for full list

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Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2016

The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2016 at different venues located at 41 Centres throughout the country on 14.02.2016 (Sunday).

The e-Admit Cards for the candidates have been uploaded on the Commission’s Web-site http://www.upsc.gov.in which may be downloaded.  Letters of rejection to the candidates stating reason(s) for rejection have already been sent through e-mail provided by the candidates.

If any applicant is not able to download his e-Admit Card, he may contact UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 between (10.00 AM to 5.00 PM) on working day during working hours.  The candidate may also send Fax message on Fax No. 011-23387310. The candidates may note that no paper admit card will be issued.
         
In case the photograph is not printed or available on the e-Admit Card, candidates are advised to carry three (03) photographs (one identical photograph for each session) along with proof of identity such as identity Card etc. and printout of e-Admit Card at the venue of the Examination to secure admission in the Examination.


MOBILE PHONES BANNED

THE CANDIDATES BRINGING MOBILE PHONE WITH
 THEM WILL NOT BE ALLOWED
ENTRY IN THE EXAMINATION PREMISES.

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Railway Ministry introduces new checks on booking of e-ticket/i-ticket through IRCTC website with a view to further prevent possible misuse

Under the new provisions a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked online by an individual user in a month on IRCTC website

This new provision will come into effect w.e.f. 15th February, 2015

The move aims to deter touts and to facilitate genuine users

In order to facilitate genuine users and prevent touting activities, various checks have already been put in place for the booking of e-ticket/i-ticket on IRCTC website including the following existing provision: -

1.      Individuals are allowed only 2 tickets per user-ID in a day (for ARP booking) from 08:00 hours to 10.00 hours.

2.      Individuals are allowed only 2 tickets per user-ID in a day (for Tatkal booking) from 10:00 hours to 12:00 hours.

3.      Quick Book Option is disabled from 08:00 to 12:00 hours

4.      All types of ticketing agents (YTSK, RTSA, IRCTC agents etc.) have been debarred from booking tickets during the first thirty minutes of opening of booking i.e. from 08:00 to 08:30 hours for general bookings, and from 10:00 to 10:30 hours and 11:00 to 11:30 hours for Tatkal booking in AC and non-AC classes respectively.

5.      Booking is not allowed through e-wallet and cash cards from 08:00 to 12:00 hours.

6.      There is only one booking in one user login session except for return/onward journey between 08:00 to 12:00 hours.

To further prevent any possible misuse, Ministry of Railways has now decided that effective from 15th February, 2016, a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked online by an individual user in a month on IRCTC website.

 This will replace the existing system under which a maximum of 10 tickets can be booked online through IRCTC website in a month by an individual. However, the existing condition will continue wherein these booking will be subject to a limit of booking 2 opening Tatkal tickets in 10:00- 12:00 hours period in a day and 2 opening Advance Reservation Period (ARP) tickets in 08:00-10:00 hours period in a day.

This has been done keeping in view the analysis of usage of quota of 10 tickets which indicated that 90% of users are booking upto 6 tickets in a given month and only 10% are making more than 6 tickets. It is suspected that the 10% users might be involved in touting activities. Therefore to deter such touts and to facilitate genuine users, it has been decided that a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Change Of Definition Of OROP In Various Correspondence Of DESW Noticed

Shri Manohar Parrikar
Hon’ble Raksha Mantri
104, South Block, New Delhi
Change of Definition of OROP
in Various Correspondence of DESW Noticed
Dear Sh Manohar Parrikar Ji

Pl refer to:
1. MOD letter no 12(01/2014-D (Pen/Pol) dated 26 Feb 14
2. MOM of the meeting chaired by RM on 26 Feb 14 to discuss OROP
3. Reply of MOS Defense Sh Rao Inderjit Singh Dated 2 Dec 14 in a written reply to Sh Rajeev Chandrashekhar in Rajya Sabha
4. GOI press release dated 5 Sep 15
5. GOI letter no 12(1)/2014 dated 7 Nov 15 and
6. GOI letter no 12(01)/2014-D(pen/pol)- Part–II dated 14 Dec 15
GOI has accepted following definition of OROP in the letters dated 26 Feb 14 and MOS statement in Rajya Sabha dated 2 Dec 14.

One Rank One Pension (OROP) implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. This implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners, and also future enhancements in the rate of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.

However in the Press Release dated 5 Sep 14, a phrase has been added at the end of the OROP definition “at periodic intervals”.
Definition of OROP given in 5 Sep Press Release is given below:
One Rank One Pension (OROP) implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement. Future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. This implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners at periodic intervals.

This phrase has probably been added to justify pension equalisation every five years as is being propagated by the MOD.

Again, another attempt has been made to change/ distort the definition of OROP in GOI notification dated 7 Nov 15. OROP definition given in 7 Nov letter is reproduced below.

One Rank One Pension (OROP) implies that uniform pension be paid to the Defence Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of their date of retirement, which implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners at periodic intervals.

I am sure you would notice subtle progressive change in the language of definition of OROP, wherein the line “This implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners, and also future enhancements in the rate of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioner” has been changed with the line “This implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners at periodic intervals”.

It further states as one of the salient features that it has been decided that the gap between rate of pension of current pensioners and past pensioners would be refixed every five years.

This completely changes the definition of OROP and if implemented in its changed form, it will deprive past pensioners of monetary benefits and will completely destroy the definition of OROP and in turn, destroy the very soul of OROP.

UFESM (JM) believes that this change in the definition in OROP has been inserted only to justify pension equalisation every five years. Pension equalisation every five years is against the definition of OROP and is a matter of serious concern for all Ex-servicemen. The correct and acceptable situation is that pension equalisation must be done as soon as pension of two soldiers with same rank and same length of service is noticed to be different and it must be equalised immediately. Ex-servicemen are ready to accept pension equalisation every year only to make administration of this concept easily implementable. Incidentally, any computation can be easily achieved on press of a button in today’s computer era – and this needs no emphasis.

However the matter did not end at one instance of change of definition of OROP, it has been once again repeated in GOI letter dated 14 Dec 15 “OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Defence Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of their date of retirement, which implies that bridging the gap between the rate of pension of current and past pensioners at periodic intervals”.

The GOI letter dated 14 Dec 15 is the notification for the formation of one-man judicial committee. It is a matter of great importance that if incorrect definition is given to the Chairman of anomalies committee, he is bound to work within the constraints given by MOD and will thus give his recommendations as per incorrect definition given to him. This will be gross injustice to ex-servicemen. Ex-servicemen might be justified to think that these changes are a planned move for the vexed problem of OROP in view of the past experiences in which meanings of Honorable Supreme Court orders were changed by making subtle changes in the decision of HSC.

We sincerely hope that these changes are probably only clerical errors and not a planned direction change. We therefore sincerely request you to correct these mistakes in definition of OROP and give following definition approved by Parliament to all committees.

One Rank One Pension (OROP) implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. This implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners, and also future enhancements in the rate of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.

We will be thankful to get a suitable reply from you at the earliest.

With regards,

Yours Sincerely,

Maj Gen Satbir Singh, SM (Retd) Advisor United Front of Ex Servicemen & Chairman IESM

Mobile: 9312404269, 01244110570 Email:satbirsm@gmail.com

NATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE DEMANDS OF GRANT OF APPROPRIATE PAY SCALES TO EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS OF ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE OF
ACCOUNTS & AUDIT EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS ORGANISATIONS

17/2 – C, P & T Quarters, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi: – 110001

Email: v.aicaea@mail.com

NATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE DEMANDS OF GRANT OF APPROPRIATE PAY SCALES TO EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS OF ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

Dated 10th January 2016

DECLARATION

The representatives of All India Audit & Accounts Association, All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, All India Postal Accounts Employees Association, All India Audit and Accounts Officers Association, All India Association of Pay & Accounts Officers (Civil), All India Civil Accounts Employees Association, Category-II, All India Federation of Divisional Accounts Officers and Divisional Accountants Associations and All India P&T Accounts & Finance Officers Association met in the National Convention on 10th January 2016, Conference Hall, 4th Floor, Nirman Bhawan, CPWD, Koti, Hyderabad.

The Convention, in conformity with the observations given by the National Joint Council of Action of the Central Government Employees, totally rejects the anti-employee recommendations of the 7th CPC. The mutilation of Dr. Aykroyd formula in computation of minimum wages based on the 12-monthly average (ending on 1.7.2015) prices of essential commodities supplied by Labour Bureau at Shimla was a total jugglery on the part of 7thCPC.

The convention considers that, reduction in the wages of women employee who avail CCL, forcing the employees to go on voluntary retirement on completion of 20 years of service in the name of ‘inefficiency’, earmarking ‘very good’ for MACP, withdrawal of all types of short term advances like festival/cycle/ LTC etc, refusal to recommend for scrapping of new Pension scheme, refusal to propose for dispensing with the outsourcing/casualisation/ contractorisation by regularizing the employees engaged through such methods for regular government functions are the most retrograde and the anti-employee recommendations of the 7CPC.

The Convention noted that on the issue of formation of Apex Level Grievance redressal mechanism to the Group B Gazetted Officers and Promotee Group A Officers, even after 67 years of independence, settlement has not taken place mainly because of intransigent and adamant stand of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The meeting noted that on all other demands also there is a dilly dallying attitude on the part of authorities resulting in non-settlement.

The Convention congratulates the Central Government employees for observing 27th November 2015 as BLACK DAY by wearing black badges and holding (lunch hour) demonstration at the work place and organizing lunch hour demonstration on 30th December 2015 responding to the call of NJCA, which was duly endorsed by the Confederation.

The Convention endorses the 26 Point Charter of Demands on issues related to the recommendations of the 7th CPC submitted to the Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015 by the Staff Side, National Council, JCM and on behalf of the NJCA and also by the CCGGOO to the Government to discuss and settle the demands immediately.

The Convention also endorses the decisions taken by NJCA on organizational actions including the decision of massive Dharna on 19th, 20th and 21st January 2016 and Indefinite Strike in the 1st Week of March 2016 with an appeal to the entirety of the Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers of the country to prepare and participate in all preparatory programmes and the Strike action under the guidance of the local Co-ordination Committees and JCAs.

The Convention takes the opportunity to congratulate all those employees and officers of Indian Audit and Accounts Department and other organised Accounts Cadre who responded the call of Apex JAC i.e. observance of demands day on 15th December 2015 and submission of the demands of the Accounts and Audit Employees and Officers in the form of Resolution to local Head of Offices for onward transmission to higher authorities.

The Convention totally agrees with the following proposals for pay structure for Audit & Accounts Cadres submitted by the apex level JAC to secretary, Department of Expenditure ON 11TH December 2015 seeking mitigation of the injustice done to the accounts and audit cadres by the 7th CPC.

1. Accounts/Audit Assistant:

Re-designation of LDC as Accounts/Audit Assistants and grant of replacement scale of PB-1 Grade Pay Rs.2400 — i.e. level 4 pay scale of Table 5.Pay Matrix.

2. Accountant/ Auditor:

Correction of error done in implementing 6CPC recommendations by the Government and Grant of replacement pay scale of PB 2 GP 4200 — i.e. level 6 pay scale of Table 5 in Pay Matrix.

3. Senior Accountant /Auditor (SA)/DA:

Streamlining the contradictory views and recommendations of 7th CPC and grant of replacement pay scale of PB 2 GP 4600 — i.e. level 7 pay scale of Table 5.Pay Matrix to the Senior Accountant/ Auditor/Accounts Assistants (in Railways).

4. Assistant Accounts Officer/ Assistant Audit Officer/DAO II:

Acceptance of Para No. 11.12.140 of the recommendations of 7th CPC and grant of replacement pay of GP 5400(PB-2) to AAOs on completion of four years’ service — i.e. Pay level 9, in the pay matrix.

5. Accounts/Audit/Senior Accounts/Audit Officer/DAO I/Sr. DAO:

Grant of following pay scales to the Cadres indicated:

Audit/Accounts Officer/DAO Gr. I GP 6600 PB-3 — i.e.level-11 pay scale of Table 5.Pay Matrix

Sr. Audit/Accounts Officer/Sr. DAO (15%) GP 7600 PB 3 — i.e. level-12 pay scale of Table 5.Pay Matrix.

6. Qualification Pay

Granting qualification Pay to all Organized Accounts and IA&AD uniformly in terms of the recommendations of 7 CPC in Para’s 8.9.43, 44 and 45 respectively.

7. Secretarial Staff

Pay scale of secretarial staff working in Account and Audit Organizations may be granted at par with Secretarial staff working in the Ministry.

8. Cadre review

Since no cadre review of Accounts and Audit departments had been done after 1987, the cadre review should immediately be initiated as per the recommendations of 7thCPC.

The Convention further resolves to:

Reorganize and reactivate the local committees of the Joint Action Committee at every station within 10th February 2016.

Organize following sustained agitational programmes.

Daylong Dharna at all stations by the local JACs on 11th February 2016

Signature campaign – all units/circles/ branches shall deposit the Signatures to their respective

Central Headquarters with in 28th February 2016

Massive Dharna at Delhi

Source :  http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/2016/01/joint-actioncommittee-of-accounts-audit.html





Saturday, January 23, 2016

7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS ON LTC ADVANCE

The 7 th Pay commission has already submitted its report to the central government. At this time, many central government employees are eagerly analysing the contents of the 7th pay commission’s report. When central government employees working in two different places meet, 7th CPC is the first thing they talk about.

That the 7th pay commission has recommended the government not to give an interest free advance. Employees are not happy about the recommendation of stopping advance especially  LTC Advance.

In today’s scenario, even when the employees get pay hike, their expenditure is also steadily increasing. They have unavoidable expenses like education of children, marriage, medical expenses of parents, vehicle and housing loans which make their lives difficult.

Due to the influence of modernism, liberalisation and globalisation, even the employees of lowest ranks are not free from the culture of using consumer products. Managing everything and running the family is becoming a difficult task.

It can be said that the stoppage of LTC has ruined the dreams of employees to tour and visit places. Many private tour and travels operators are in the habit of booking travel tickets in advance and get the money from employees when they get their LTC advance. When the LTC advance is stopped, they can no more book tickets in advance.

LTC gave the employees an opportunity to travel by planes, comfortable trains and visit places which they had only seen in books. Most of the employees plan their tours in the hope that they would get the advance. If the LTC advance is stopped, the desire of the employees to visit places with their family members will become a dream. The LTC advance is unique. It is not a small amount as the 7th CPC mentions in its recommendation. Statistics clearly show us that when LTC advance is stopped, many employees will stop using LTC.

In a country like India which has multitude of languages, cultures and traditions, employees can know about others and learn to love them and become broadminded if they have LTC advance option. Interfering even in such good things is not going to do anyone any good!

Source:http://7-paycommission.in/7th-pay-commission-and-ltc-advance/

Central gov employees seek review of minimum basic pay; seek around 44% hike on 7th CPC recommendation

New Delhi: Implementing the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission is not going to be a cakewalk for the government.

The brewing discontent in the central government employees is threatening to create a storm and disrupt the implementation process. The unions are asking around 44 percent hike on the basic minimum pay suggested by the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The pay commission recommended fixing the minimum pay Rs 18,000 and the maximum pay Rs 250,000.

The unions wants the minimum pay should be increased from Rs 18,000 per month to Rs 26,000.

The unions are claiming that the pay panel recommended the lowest increase in basic pay since independence

The Central government employees’ unions has demanded to increase the minimum pay of central government employees, and a overhaul of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

Also Read: Central gov employees' unions to go on 3-day agitation; say, 7th pay commission matrix not final

The union also wants the review of the central government salaries after every 5 years instead of the current 10 years, and want the uniform minimum pay to be applied across the  country.

The unions argue that pay scales vary from states to states.

The unions are suggesting a higher pay scale hoping that government will bring in some changes before the implementation.

The unions had staged a 3-day agitation earlier this month, and even threaten to strike work for longer period.

The previous 6th Central Pay Commission had recommended a 20 percent hike, which the government had doubled while implementing it in 2008.

The government set up Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary earlier this month to process the recommendations of the 7th CPC.

Considering the impact of the financial burden on the government, the government may not be able to review the salary scale suggested by the 7th CPC.

Finance Minister had said that the recommendations of the 7th CPC would add at least Rs 1.02 lakh crore spending in 2016.

Source:


Central govt staff protest 7th pay panel report

Central government employees took out a protest rally to the District magistrates’ office here today against the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

The rally started from Parade Ground. The protesters said the Seventh Pay Commission recomme- ndations had ignored the genuine concerns of the employees.

“A meager salary hike of 14.29 per cent will not serve the purpose when the prices of the essential commodities had touched an all-time high,” said one of the protesters.

Ugrasain Singh, Rajendra Singh Gusain, Anil Uniyal and Shashi Nautiyal took part in the protest.

Source:http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/uttarakhand/community/central-govt-staff-protest-7th-pay-panel-report/186436.html




Facilitation Fee levied by authorized travel agents on Air Tickets

Office of the PCA(Fys) Kolkata 
10-A, S.K. Bose Road, 
Kolkata - 700001

NO.2078/AN-VIII/TA/LTC/BL
Dated: 20/1/2016

Sub: Facilitation Fee levied by authorized travel agents on air tickets book on Government account

A copy of Gol, MoF, DoE, OM no. 19024/1/2012-E-IV, dated 5/9/2014 on the above subject along with M/s Balmer Lawrie Co. Ltd. Letter dated 3/11/2015 is forwarded herewith for your information and guidance, please.

sd/
Nabarun Dhar
Jt. C of A.(Fys)

N0.19024/1/2012-E-lV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Departrnent of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated the 5th September, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Facilitation Fee levied by authorised travel agents on air tickets booked on Government account – Withdrawal regarding.

Attention is invited to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 10th October 2013 wherein the authorized travel agents namely M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL) M/s , Ashok Travels & Tours (ATT) and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) were allowed to levy ‘Facilitation Fee’ @ Rs.100/- per ticket for domestic sector and Rs.300/- per ticket for international sector for air travel. Wherein Government of lndia bears the cost of air passage.

2. The issue has been re-examined in consolation with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Department of Legal Affairs in the light of provisions of the Air craft’s Rules,1937, as amended from time to time and it has been decided to Withdraw this Department’s O.M of even number dated 10th October 2013 with immediate effect. Consequently, no service charges (by whatever nomenclature), which are not included in the tariff charged by Air India / Airlines, are required to be paid to the authorized travel agents.

3. payment to the authorized travel agents for the Bills raised by them for air tickets produced/ purchased till date in respect of air travel already undertaken or due to be undertaken would be regulated as per O.M of even number dated 10.10.2013. it is reiterated that as far as possible air tickets on Government account may be obtained directly from Air India/ Airlines (booking counter/offices/website) and if obtaining tickets directly from Air India/ Airlines is not possible should the services of authorized travel agents be availed of.

4. All Ministries/Departments are advised to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned from compliance.

Sd/-
(Subhash Chand)
Director

Balmer Lawrie
TOURS & TRAVEL

Date: November 03, 2015

To
Principal Controller of Accounts (FYS)
1OA, S K Bose Road
Kolkata – 700001

Kind attention: Mr. Nabarun Dhar, JT. Controller of Accounts (AN)

Dear Sir,

Kindly refer to your letter ref. no. 2078/ AN-VIII/TA-DA/BL dated 16/10/15, please note that in accordance with GOI, MoF, DoE OM no. 19024/1/2012-E.IV, dated 5/09/2014, we are not charging any Service Charge/Facilitation Fee/ Processing Fee etc. in our bill.

But SERVICETAX, EDU. Cess, & High Edu. Cess, are Govt. Statutary Taxes which are chargeable if you purchase any ticket from an agency and we are regularly depositing this Service Taxes to the service tax authority vide service tax registration no. AABCB0984EST047, which is already mentioned in our bill.

Hence you are kindly requested to make payment of service taxes accordingly.

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,
For Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd.,

Sd/-
(S. Nath)
Sr. Branch Manager (Travel & Vacations)



Admissibility of Travelling Allowance (TA) and other expenditure incurred while on training by the Government Servants on probation-DOPT

No.T-25014/1/2016-TRG (ISTM Section)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
(Training Division)

Old JNU Campus, Block IV,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 067
Dated: 21st January, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Admissibility of Travelling Allowance (TA) and other expenditure incurred while on training by the Government Servants on probation.

Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM) is conducting Foundation Training Course of newly recruited. Assistant Section Officers (DR) and Stenographers (DR). ISTM has received number of references from various Ministries and Departments, requesting for clarification, whether the expenditure incurred by trainee Assistants, now re-designated as Assistant Section Officers, for their boarding, lodging etc. while undergoing Foundation Training, under the aegis of ISTM can be reimbursed to them. Representations have also been received from Assistant Section Officers, through their administrative Ministries in this regard.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with the IFD(MHA) with reference to the Supplementary Rules 164 and instructions issued by the Government from time to time under the aforesaid Rules, which govern claims of Travelling Allowances while on training by probationers. The rule position is clarified as under:-

(i) No Travelling Allowance may be allowed for the onward journey for joining the training institute;

(ii) No Travelling Allowance may be allowed to the probationers while they are taken for outstation for training activity;

(iii) Probationers have to pay boarding /lodging /transport charges, if any, from their pocket.

(iv) No daily allowance may be admissible.

(v) One side TA may be allowed to the participants while reporting for duty in the allocated Ministry/Department on completion of the Training Programme from an outstation Institute, which are located at Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Shimla and Jaipur, where such training is being conducted by ISTM at present, or any other State Training Institute, which may be identified later, outside NCR.

3. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India are, therefore, advised to decide the claims made by Assistant Section Offices in respect of reimbursement of expenditure by them for boarding/lodging and other transport charges during the period of their Foundation Training conducted by ISTM, in accordance with the provisions contained at para (2) of this O.M. In case, any reimbursement has already been made, the same may be recovered immediately.

4. This issues with the concurrence with the IFD(MHA), vide their Dy. No. 299/Fin.II/15, dated 31.12.2015.

(O.P. Chawla)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02trn/TA0001.pdf

CAT Reserves judgment in Full Pension on Superannuation after 10 years of service by Pre 2006 Pensioners

Details of arguments in CAT Delhi on 13-1-2016

Our Review Application to cover full pension after 10 years on superannuation or absorption in PSUs/Autonomous Bodies was taken up by the CAT Bench on 13th afternoon.

The GOI Advocate made the following points which were duly countered by our Advocate:

(i) Since the verdict dated 21-4-2015 was based on OA 1165/2011 as the lead case, which did not seek pro-rata pension after 10 years on superannuation or absorption in PSUs/Autonomous Bodies, this issue cannot be raised now. Also, as per Apex court verdicts, if a verdict is silent on any particular prayer, it is relevant rulings for which the Bench said that this should be done within 2 days beyond which they would not wait.

Our Advocate effectively countered this contention by pointing out that:

* Although OA 1165 initially did not cover this plea of full pension after 10 years on superannuation/absorption in PSUs, the other two OAs filed subsequently, specifically covered this aspect. And since all the 3 OAs were clubbed together in the verdict dated 21-4-2015 for a common verdict, this prayer cannot be ignored;

* Notwithstanding this, it was brought to the notice of the Bench that as early as in 2013 (much before the verdict dated 21-4-2015) while filing our Rejoinder, it was specifically sought to amend our prayer in OA 1165/2011 to include this aspect also. Since GOI did not object to it at that time, the same is deemed to have been amended and this issue cannot be raised now.

* In any case, since all 3 OAs were clubbed together in a common verdict and this aspect was missed, it is well within the right of the Applicants to seek a Review of the order.

(ii) GOI Advocate mentioned that since this aspect was not raised in OA 655/2010 as mentioned in the verdict dated 1-11-2011, while seeking modified parity, this aspect cannot be raised now.

Our Advocate countered this by pointing out that:

* While considering the Writ of S 30 Pensioners Association seeking full parity with post 1-1-2006 pensioners, Delhi High Court remanded the case back to CAT with the direction to ignore paras 1-11 of verdict dated 1-11-2011 in our case (which formed the basis of adverse verdict in S 30 case also) and consider the matter afresh. As a result, the Full Bench allowed their plea of full parity in pension between pre and post 2006 pensioners, subject to the condition that the pension of a pre 2006 retiree from the higher grade cannot get a lower pension than the maximum pension of lower grade post 2005 retiree. He placed on record a copy of this verdict. Hence the reference of GOI to CAT verdict dated1-11-2011 was no longer relevant.

* The fact remains that the issue of denial of full pension after 20 years on VR and 10 years on superannuation/absorption in PSUs etc is covered by the same common instructions which have been quashed by Full Bench of the Tribunal and which decision has been upheld upto the highest level of Supreme Court while dismissing Curative Petition against CAT verdict dated 1-11-2011 in OA 655/2010. Consequently, discrimination between VR pensioners getting the benefit but not pensioners after superannuation/absorption on par with post 2005 retirees cannot be justified.

(iii) GOI Advocate again mentioned that they are going to file a Writ against earlier verdict dated 21-4-2015, to which the Bench reiterated that unless a stay is granted it does not matter. (Incidentally, as indicated in my mail of 6-1-2016, we have already filed a Caveat in Delhi High Court on 8-1-2016 to forestall any ex-parte stay in the matter).

The Bench has since reserved the verdict which we hope to be out very soon.

Regards,
Pratap Narayan

Source: http://www.rscws.com/pdfdocs/CAT_Reserves_judgment_in_Full_Pension_Case_on_Superannuation_after_10_years.pdf

Friday, January 22, 2016

7TH PAY COMMISSION REVISED PAY SCALE CALCULATOR FOR CENTRAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

ENTER YOUR EXISTING 6TH CPC PAY AND GET 7TH PAY COMMISSION PAY SCALE WITH HRA AND TA AS PER THE RECOMMENDATION.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

7th CPC and Central Government finances

Comrades,
          There are various reports in the media about the impact of the 7th CPC recommendations on the common man and the government resources at large, the reports suggest that the Government may postpone the 7th CPC implementation also till its finances are set right.

These reports are totally wrong.

A)  Let us examine the Revenue Secretary Shri Hasmukh Adhia statements which are also published in the news papers.
“So far, 1.8 crore refunds for assessment year 2015-16 have been processed, he said. In the past, refunds have been held up for years as the government sought to show healthier finances.”

      “Data released by the government showed that over Rs 5 lakh crore was locked up in tax disputes at various levels, with some of the cases going back over 10 years. In value terms, over half the cases related to income tax with 30% of the cases involving corporation tax.”

B) The crude oil prices has come down from 140 $ to just 30$ a barrel in one year thus the Central Government finances have improved a lot.

Source: Click here

Finance Secretary Shri Ratan Watal statement:

"The pay commission award is from Januray 1. 2016 but it is likely to be implemented from next years and employees paid arrears. By the time it is implemented, it goes into next financial year and our growth prospects are good, our economy is pretty robust"

source:Click here

   The Revenue Secretary Shri Hasmukh Adhia &  Finance Secretary Shri Ratan Watalstatements also indicate that the  government sought to show healthier finances. and the Central Governement  should accept the Staff side demands regarding minimum wage, fitment formula & allowances. There is no case for  extension of time limit for extension of the 7th CPC implementation. Hence the news paper reports are totally wrong.

The news paper reports also suggest that additional amount of    Rs  one lakh crores of public money has been spent for implementation of the 7thCPC recommendations for 35 lakhs central Government employees, 15 lakhs defence employees and 55 lakhs pensioners , perhaps the strongest criticism of Pay Commission awards is that they play havoc with government finances and also  state government demand support to implement the 7th CPC recommendations. At the aggregate level, these concerns are somewhat exaggerated and which is totally wrong.

Let us note following important points:

·     The DA amount increase is on basic pay only and also Transport allowance is increasing .
·        The wage hike annually is around 15% .

·        The numbers of retired persons are more in the last 5 years compared to new recruiters. Even the vast difference between the wages of new person joining the Central Govt and retired person.
·        The difference between the actual wage hike as indicated in the 7th CPC and the website of Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Pay Research Unit for Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees.

·        The difference between the actual wage hike as indicated in the 7th CPC and the Finance Minster statement on the floor of the House on the Medium term Expenditure Framework Statement laid before Parliament during August, 2015.

·        PAY RESEARCH UNIT DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE MINISTRY OF FINANCE NEW DELHI brings out a report on pay and allowances of Central Government civilian employees on an annual basis which include the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Posts, Ministry of Defence (Civil), UNION TERRITORY and other 100 departments. According to them the REGULAR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND UNION TERRITORY ADMINISTRATIONS AS ON 1.3.2013 is 31,80,608 persons.

·        According to the Defence Minister statement in Parliament is around 15 lakhs persons
 (Army Officers 38574, Other Ranks, 1132473, Navy Officers
8896 , Sailors 51608 , Air Force Officers 11918 , Airmen 130209)

·        The 7th CPC has abolished many allowances, which is not reflected in the actual impact on hike.  

The 7th CPC in its report vide para no 16.1 has indicated that the total expenditure for the year 2016-17 towards Central Government Employees including, Civilians, Railways , Defence personnel before implementation of the 7th CPC report asRs 4,33, 500.00 crores which include Pay   of Rs 244300.00 Crores , Allowances which include HRA Rs 12400.00 crores, other Allowances Rs 24300.00 crores, Pension Rs 142600.00 crores.

  The 7th CPC in its report vide para no 16.1 has indicated that the total expenditure for the year 2016-17  (With VII CPC) as Rs 5,35, 600.00 crores which include Pay of Rs  283400.00 Crores , Allowances which include HRA Rs 29600.00 crores, other Allowances Rs 36400.00 crores, Pension Rs 176300.00crores.    

The 7th CPC has also stated that  total financial impact in the FY 2016-17 is likely to be ₹1,02,100 crore, an increase of nearly 23.55 percent over the Business As Usual scenario.

Now with the facts of the case is that the expenditure as stated in the above 7th CPC report is not true in nature. This  7th CPC in its report vide para no 16.1 has indicated that the total expenditure for the year 2016-17  (With VII CPC) as Rs 5,35, 600.00 is not all true the figure is not likely to cross 3.5 lakhs crores including pension amount.

·   Expect HRA no other allowances has increased, HRA has increased by just 106% over the existing amount.
Out of the total expenditure of Rs  5890.63 crore on HRA in 2013-14, the HRA expenditure for X class cities is Rs 2541.55 crore which is around 43.14% of the total expenditure on HRA.( Finance Ministry statement)
Majority of the Central Govt Employees don’t avail HRA and many employees reside in “C” class city. . Indian defence personnel including Army personal stay in the military camp .
The 7th CPC had indicate that the HRA expenditure Rs 12400.00 crores against the Finance Ministry statement of  Rs  5890.63 crore on HRA. It has also projected that Rs 29600.00 cores expenditure on HRA which is not true as total expenditure on HRA is not likely to be more than Rs 13,000/- crores.

Let us examine the 7th CPC report vide para no 3.65 and 3.66 and the website of Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Pay Research Unit for Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees visit website :http://finmin.nic.in/pru/BROCHURE/PayAllowance2013-14E.pdf.

PAY AND ALLOWANCES 2013-14
finmin.nic.in
CLICK HERE FOR BROUCHER

The 7th CPC report para number 3.65 and 3.66
The Commission has obtained details of expenditure from each ministry/department for up to FY 2012-13. Of the total expenditure on pay and allowances of Rs 1,29,599 crore for the financial year 2012-13.

If you compare these figures with  PAY RESEARCH UNIT DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE MINISTRY OF FINANCE NEW DELHI expenditure statement for the year 2012-13  please refer websitehttp://finmin.nic.in/pru/BROCHURE/brochure2012-13.pdf

The total expenditure on Pay and Allowances (excluding Productivity Linked Bonus/ Ad-hoc Bonus, Honorarium, Encashment of Earned Leave and Travelling Allowance) for Regular Central Government Civilian employees including employees of the Union Territories Rs 108070.66 crore in 2012-13. This expenditure includes Ministry/ departments like  Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Posts, Ministry of Defence (Civil), UNION TERRITORY and other 100 departments

Hence the 7th CPC para number 3.65 is wrong.

There are four possibilities of checking the 7th CPC statement of para no 16.1,  

1st possibility is as follows:

The salary and allowance expenditure or the year 2013-14 is Of the total expenditure on pay and allowances ofRs 1,27,000 crore for the financial year 2013-14. Which include the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Posts, Ministry of Defence (Civil), UNION TERRITORY and other 100 departments as per the PAY RESEARCH UNIT DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE MINISTRY OF FINANCE NEW DELHI expenditure statement for the year 2013-14.

Add 35% increase expenditure 44,000/ crores ( add 25% DA)
Add Pension amount of Rs  90,000 crores
Add Defence employees expenditure of Rs 70,000/-
So total expenditure is 3,31,000 crores
 
Add 14% increase in wage hike on 2.75 lakh crore for serving employees and 20% hike for pensioners . Which works out to Rs 60,000/- crores increase not one lakhs crores. Deduct Rs 10,000/ cores as Income tax, CGEIS and increased CGHS, licensee fee rates.  Deduct abolition of allowances amount of Rs 10,000/- crores. Net additional burden for Central Govt.  is Rs 40,000/- crores.

DA amount increase (2nd possibility):

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be in the order of Rs. 6655.14 crore per annum and Rs.4436.76 crore in the financial year 2015-16 (for a period of 8 months from July, 2015 to February, 2016).

DA increase for 50 lakhs employees is Rs. 6655.14 crores per annum * 12/ 8 = Rs 9982 crores for 6% increase in DA, for 14% wage hike it is  9982*14/6 = Rs 23292 crores.
Pension.
 
DA increase for 55 lakhs employees is Rs. 4436.76 crores per annum * 12/ 8 = Rs 6655crores for 6% increase in DA, for 14% wage hike it is   *14/6 = Rs15528 crores.
So total additional expenses for wage hike is Rs 38820 crore add Rs 6,000/- towards HRA increase and additional pension hike of Rs 5,000/- so total hike is around Rs 50,000/- crores. Deduct Rs 10,000/ cores as Income tax, CGEIS and increased CGHS, licensee fee rates. Deduct abolition of allowances amount of Rs 10,000/- crores.  Net additional burden for Central Govt. is Rs 30,000/- crores
   

3rd Possibility Pay commission statement : 

Let us examine para no 3.66 of the 7th CPC report the expenditure per capita on pay and allowances for Civil Central Government personnel for FY 2012-13 was Rs 3.92  lakh per annum i.e Rs  32666/- per month taking into account of DA percentage as 80%. (take basic pay of Rs 15,000/-)

Add 45% DA for the period 1/4/2013 to 1/1/2016 average salary of Civil Central Government personnel as on 1/1/2016 at 125% DA which works around Rs 37500/- per month (Rs 4.50 lakhs per annum ) without 7th CPC recommendations .

Multiply by 50lakhs CEG employees including Defence employees , Railways , Home, Postal etc. it works out to 2.25 lakhs crores. So total expenditure on salary as on 1/1/2016 is at 2.25 lakhs crores. Add pension amount of Rs 1 lakh crores hence total expenditure is at 3.25 lakh cores .

The 7th CPC in its report vide para no 16.1 has indicated that the total expenditure for the year 2016-17 towards Central Government Employees including, Civilians, Railways , Defence personnel before implementation of the 7th CPC report as Rs 4,33, 500.00 crores , In this case the difference works out to more than one lakh crore .
Add 14% increase in wage hike on 1.75 lakh crore for serving employees and 20% hike for pensioners . Which works out to Rs 60,000/- crores increase not one lakh crores. Deduct Rs 10,000/ cores as Income tax, CGEIS and increased CGHS, licensee fee rates. Deduct abolition of allowances amount of Rs 10,000/- crores. Net additional burden for Central Govt.  is Rs 40,000/- crores.

4th Possibility is as follows:

Medium term Expenditure Framework Statement laid
Before Parliament by Minister of Finance August, 2015

Budget Projection for Estimates 2015-16:  Revenue Expenditure

1)      Salary Rs 100619 crores
2)      Pension Rs 88521 crores.
3)      Add for Railway employees Rs 45,000/- crores.
4)      Add for Defence employees Rs 60000/ crores
Total Expenditure on salary and allowances including pension amount is 2,91,000 crores.

 Add 14% increase in wage hike on 1.90 lakh crore for serving employees and 20% hike for pensioners . Which works out to Rs 65,000/- crores increase not one lakh crores. Deduct Rs 10,000/ cores as Income tax, CGEIS and increased CGHS, licensee fee rates. Deduct abolition of allowances amount of Rs 10,000/- crores. Net additional burden for Central Govt.  is Rs 45,000/- crores.


Hence the net increase in salary and pension is just around Rs 40,000/- crores not Rs one lakhs crores as stated in the 7th CPC out of which 15,000/ crores is for Defence employees, Rs 15,000 crores by the Railway's . The 7th CPC projections of 5.5 lakhs cores expenditure  is also wrong.  

       The Central Governement  should accept the Staff side demands regarding minimum wage, fitment formula & allowances. Hence the news paper reports are totally wrong. We need to educate the members and prepare for a strugle.

Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary
Source:http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/2016/01/7th-cpc-and-central-government-finances.html

Kerala Cabinet okays 10th pay commission proposals, new pay package from Feb

Kerala 10th Pay Commission report Approved by Cabinet – Revised Pay and Allowances for Kerala State Government Employees with effect from July 2014
Kerala 10th Pay Commission report approved by cabinetNearly five lakh government employees, including teachers, in Kerala will get revised pay package from February with the state cabinet today approving the 10th Pay Revision Commission report with effect from July, 2014.

A decision to approve the report with three amendments was taken at state cabinet meeting here, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters.

The cabinet also approved the revision recommended for pensioners, who number more than four lakh.

The salary increase would range from Rs 2,000 to Rs 12,000 for employees depending upon their grades after the revision, which will have retrospective effect from July, 2014.

Along with revised pay scale, employees would be given three per cent DA and six per cent DA from January 2015 and July 2015 respectively, Chandy said.

Additional burden for the government due to the pay hike would be around Rs 7,222 crore annually. Total amount of salary, pension and interest will be nearly 80 per cent of the total revenue of the state.

Chandy said the arrears would be disbursed in four instalments from April, 2017 instead of the earlier practice of merging it with Provident Fund.

Referring to the highlights of the pay scale, he said cabinet approved the commission’s recommendation of minimum master scale of Rs 16,500 while the practice of earned leave surrender and LTC will continue.

As recommended by the commission, it was also decided to implement a medical insurance scheme for the pensioners. The Finance Department has been asked to work out details.

Death-cum Retirement Gratuity (DCRG) limit has been doubled from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 14 lakh.

However, service period for getting full pension has been maintained as 30 years as against the recommended 25 years.

The Commission headed by Justice (Ret) C N Ramachandran Nair had submitted the first part of recommendations for revison in July, 2015.

The second part suggesting among other things reducing holidays, casual leaves and guidelines for promotion was submitted in December last year.

The Cabinet set up a committee headed by the Chief Secretary to examine the recommendations of the second part of the commission and submit a report to the government.

Source: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/india-news/kerala-cabinet-okays-10th-pay-commission-proposals-new-pay-package-from-feb/199485/
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Govt to defer implementation of 7th pay commission award?

Govt to defer implementation of 7th pay commission award?

New Delhi: The implementation of the recommendations of seventh pay commission may be deferred in the wake of the massive financial resource crunch faced by the government in the financial year 2016-17.

The 7th pay commission was to be implemented from Jan 1, 2016.

According to a Business Standard report, the Union Cabinet approved the formation of an empowered committee of secretaries last week to work out ways for staggering the award through more than one financial year.

“One of the options for the empowered committee was to defer the increase in allowances for central government employees, while letting the rise in pay for all scales to go through,” Business Standard quoted its Finance Ministry source as saying.

The announcement of a deferral is expected to be part of Jaitley's Budget speech on February 29.

“The ratio of allowances to pay for these 4.7 million employees is 1:1.4. For instance, the Budget estimates in 2015-16 pegged the salary bill for all central government employees at Rs 60,731 crore, whereas the tab for allowances is Rs 84,437.4 crore,”the report quoted finance ministry figures.

In a recent television interview, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha had said the Pay Commission recommendations were the biggest headache for his ministry, struggling to keep the aggregate expenditure of the Union government under control.

The 7th Pay Commission has recommended increase in remuneration of about one crore government employees and pensioners which is estimated to impose an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore in 2016-17.

Several rating agencies and brokerages have said that a proposed 23.6 per cent hike in salaries and pensions of government employees could hurt India’s finances.

Source:http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/govt-to-defer-implementation-of-7th-pay-commission-award-57099.html

Conduct three days Dharna at all state capitals and Industrial Centres/Establishments on 19th, 20th & 21st January 2016.

NJCA head quarters decided to hold three days Mass Dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. Dharna shall commence at 10:30 AM and continue for full day on all three days.

There will be a huge rally of about 5000 Central Government employees (Railway, Defence, Confederation) at Jantar Mantar on 19th January during lunch hour. NJCA leaders will address the dharna and rally.

NJCA will meet on 8th February 2016 to decide the date of commencement of indefinite strike.

Source:http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

Monday, January 18, 2016

Expected DA from January 2016 likely to change the Fitment Factor of 7th CPC

At the end of the Sixth CPC Regime all the Central Government servants are at the verge of receiving their last installment of Dearness Allowance in Sixth Pay Commission. Almost the DA from January 2016 will be finalized after the release of AICPIN for the month of December 2015.

 The eleven months AICPIN Points released from January 2015 to November 2015 by Labour Bureau suggests that there is a possibility to get 6 to 7 percent hike in DA from January 2016. But the AICPIN for the Month of December will determine the exact rate of hike in Dearness Allowance from Jan 2016.

The rate of DA, as expected by 7th Pay commission, if arrived at 125 % with 6% hike there will be no change in Fitment factor. Because the Fitment Factor 2.57 is arrived by adding the 125% DA, at the rate anticipated on 1.1.2016. If AICPIN for December 2015 necessitates changing the expected DA from 125% to the level of 126 % with hike of 7%, then there will be certainly an impact in the Fitment Factor of 7th CPC. In that case, there will be change in decimals of fitment factor

So, Expected DA from January 2016 will play vital role in determining Fitment Factor if it increases from expected level of 125% to 126%.

What will be the fitment factor if DA reaches at 126% from January 2016.

When it was anticipated that the DA will be 125 % from January 2016, The 7th Pay Commission stated in the Report that

“This fitment factor of 2.57 is being proposed to be applied uniformly for all employees. It includes a factor of 2.25 on account of DA neutralization, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of the new pay. Accordingly, the actual raise/fitment being recommended is 14.29 percent”

If 126% of DA has to be taken into account for arriving Fitment factor with the recommended 14.29 % increase..

The Revised Fitment Factor will be as follows

The fitment factor after DA neutralization = 2.26

Increase of 14.29% over 2.26 = 0.32

Total (2.26+0.32) = 2.58

So the fitment factor for arriving revised pay will be 2.58 as in case of the DA reaches 126% from January 2016

Let us wait for the release of AICPIN for the Month of December 2016..

Source:http://govtstaffnews.in/expected-da-from-january-2016-likely-to-change-the-fitment-factor-of-7th-cpc/

The last date for filing Immovable Property Returns (IPR) is January 31.

NEW DELHI:  All Central government employees were today told to submit their property returns by this month-end failing which they will be denied vigilance clearance for new postings.

The last date for filing Immovable Property Returns (IPR) is January 31.

All Central Secretariat Service officers are requested to submit the returns for the year 2015 "at the earliest without waiting for the last date to approach", an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

An online system is in place to facilitate hassle-free filing of the property details. The employees have been asked to avoid and slowing down of the system at the last moment.

"The officers are also informed that for non-submission of IPR within the stipulated date, vigilance clearance will be denied for empanelment, deputations, etc," it said.

Similar instructions have been issued to all employees working under various cadres and services, a DoPT official said.

These IPR are in addition to the ones need to be filed by all Central government employees under the Lokpal Act.

The last date for filing such details under the Lokpal Act is April 15, 2016. Employees need to file details of their assets and liabilities along with that of their spouses and dependent children as part of mandatory obligations under Act.

Read at http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/no-posting-if-employees-fail-to-submit-property-returns-government-1267257

Implementation of pay panel award likely to be deferred

The announcement of a deferral is expected to be part of Jaitley's Budget speech on February 29

With a massive financial resource crunch estimated for 2016-17, the government is planning to defer the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award.

Last week, the Union Cabinet approved the formation of an empowered committee of secretaries to work out ways for staggering the award through more than one financial year, instead of letting the Rs 1,02,100-crore bill from the implementation of the award come up at one go.
Read our full coverage on Union Budget 2016

A top-ranked official said one of the options for the empowered committee was to defer the increase in allowances for central government employees, while letting the rise in pay for all scales to go through. According to finance ministry figures, the ratio of allowances to pay for these 4.7 million employees is 1:1.4. For instance, the Budget estimates in 2015-16 pegged the salary bill for all central government employees at Rs 60,731 crore, whereas the tab for allowances is Rs 84,437.4 crore.

The step would allow Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to keep the Budget numbers for this financial year and the next close to the targeted 3.9 per cent and 3.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) that he has committed himself to. For instance, even if the annual expenditure for 2016-17 were kept at about Rs 18 lakh crore (almost unchanged from Rs 17,77,477 crore in 2015-16), the Pay Commission recommendations would add another 5.5 per cent to it.

Given the sluggish pace of GDP growth and the almost negative deflator, the aggregate Budget numbers would otherwise be impossible to sustain on the back of the current trend in growth of tax receipts - just 50 per cent of the Budget estimates after the first eight months of the year, according to Controller General of Accounts data. The assumptions being worked on in North Block are that these might not change dramatically in the next financial year, too.

The announcement of a deferral is expected to be part of Jaitley's Budget speech on February 29. The formation of an empowered committee for the pay panel recommendations, again a first for the central government, is meant to bring all stakeholders on board in the exercise.

The official explained ministry-wise consultations with the department of expenditure in the finance ministry, in the run up to the Budget, were mostly over. Those discussions had proceeded on the assumptions that the Pay Commission recommendations would be implemented. It was now necessary to bring the secretaries of key departments on board about the need for a drastic cut-back on those estimates.

The status quo on allowances would also allow the government to ignore the demand made by various staff associations to raise the minimum level of salary for employees. The Pay Commission has suggested that the minimum should be Rs 18,000 per month; the unions have demanded that it should be raised to a band of Rs 19,000 to Rs 21,000 a month. Such a change would have created a ripple effect. About 70 per cent of the government employees are bunched in the non-executive ranks; the starting salary for them tops about Rs 42,000 a month, show calculations by the Commission. Even a modest increase in pay for them would cascade the bill for the government by another Rs 50,000 crore annually. The award of the Commission is slated to take effect from January 1 this year.

A key element in the plan to defer some elements of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will be the railway ministry. Government managers reckon the powerful unions of the Indian Railways need to be brought on board for this plan to be successful. The higher wage bill for the Suresh Prabhu-led ministry works out to Rs 28,450 crore a year, only a shade less than the yearly loss it makes on its passenger services at present. No formal communications have been sent out to the railway unions by the committee. "It will follow once the empowered committee has decided to take a call on which allowances to clip," said the official.

In a recent television interview, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha had said the Pay Commission recommendations were the biggest headache for his ministry, struggling to keep the aggregate expenditure of the Union government under control.

Read at :http://www.business-standard.com/budget/article/implementation-of-pay-panel-award-likely-to-be-deferred-116011800038_1.html

Central gov employees' unions to go on 3-day agitation; say, 7th pay commission matrix not final

New Delhi: The Constituent Unions of National Council Joint Consultative Machinery of Central Government employees has called for a three-day agitation, from January 19 -21,  to draw the attention of central government to modifications it is seeking in the recommendations of  the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The unions called an agitation after the Cabinet gave its approval for constitution of an Empowered Committee to study the 7th Pay Commission report for implementation Process.

We don’t think that the pay matrix recommended by 7th CPC is final, we won’t accept the fitment factor recommended by the Commission, the union leaders voiced unanimously.

They said that the take-home pay is very much less when compared to previous pay commissions. If the Central Government accepts to increase the Minimum Pay, then that would be the criteria for arriving subsequent pay scales. Hence expecting changes in Pay Matrix is inevitable.

Source:http://zeenews.india.com/business/personal-finance/money-matters/central-gov-employees-unions-to-go-on-3-day-agitation-say-7th-pay-commission-matrix-not-final_1846369.html

Pay Matrix Recommended by 7th CPC is not final and subject to change – Federation Sources

The Constituent Unions of NCJCM has called for three days’ agitation Programme from 19-1-2016 to 21-1-2016 to draw the attention of central government to settle the Modified charter of demands. Recently they demanded the government to constitute an empowered Committee to settle their demands through negotiation. However, the Cabinet gave its approval for constitution of an Empowered Committee to study the 7th Pay Commission report for implementation Process.

We asked some Trade Union Leaders about their expectation from the Government in respect of 7th Pay Commission report. They told that so far they didn’t have any formal meeting over Pay commission report with Government after the report submitted by commission. When asked about their opinion about the Format of Pay Matrix recommended by 7th Pay Commission, they said ” We don’t think that the Pay Matrix recommended by 7th CPC is Final, we won’t accept the Fitment factor recommended by the Commission”

They said, “Of course there will be some anomaly would arise when it is in the process of implementation in respect of Pay Matrix . That cannot be anticipated now. As of now Anomalies in bunching and Promotion benefits are expected. But we think this Pay scale recommended in 7th pay commission report is not FINAL and subject to change. Because it needs concurrence from both the end.”

They added further ” The central government may accept this recommendation without any modification. Because the central government itself told after giving four-month extension to the Pay Commission that the Seventh Pay Commission would be mindful of the fiscal concerns. It indicates the Central Government  intention. But the Central Government Employees’  Unions and Association are very much disappointed with this recommendation and we sought modifications in many recommendations. Our Federations declared it as retrograde recommendation. Hence it will not be easy for the central government to implement the report without doing any change in the recommendations”.

So the Unions Federations are not getting too much involved in 7th CPC Pay Scales. Because they are firm in their decision that percentage of increase recommended in minimum pay is far below the required level prescribed by Dr. Akhroid formula and 15th ILC norms for determining Minimum Pay and it need to be increased. However, NFIR has tried to establish that the take home pay is very much less when compared to previous pay commissions [ See the Report ]. If the Central Government accept to increase the Minimum Pay, then that would be the criteria for arriving subsequent pay scales. Hence expecting changes in Pay Matrix is inevitable.

Source:http://govtstaffnews.in/pay-matrix-recommended-by-7th-cpc-is-not-final-and-subject-to-change-federation-sources/

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Centre Seeks Report on Discontinuation of Government Job Interviews

All central government ministries have been asked to send a report, duly approved from their concerned ministers, to the Centre on discontinuation of interviews for junior level recruitments.

They were earlier asked to send the report by last week.

All the central ministries were requested to furnish consolidated information in respect of discontinuation of interviews, with the approval of minister or minister in-charge, by January 7.

“However consolidated information along with prescribed proforma, has not yet been received,” the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in an order. It asked them to send the information by Thursday.

Following an announcement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his last years Independence Day speech, the DoPT had decided there will be no interviews from January 1, for recruitments at the junior level posts in government of India ministries, departments, attached and subordinate offices, autonomous bodies and public sector undertakings.

All the advertisement for future vacancies will be without the interview as part of the recruitment process, it had said.

The decision to discontinue interview for recruitments is for all Group C and non-gazetted posts of Group B category and all such equivalent posts, the DoPT said.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/centre-seeks-report-on-discontinuation-of-govt-job-interviews/1/571649.html

Friday, January 15, 2016

Introduction of Executive Assistant Scheme in the Central Secretariat regarding

No.7/1/2010-CS.I(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
CS.I Division
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 13th January 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Introduction of Executive Assistant Scheme in the Central Secretariat regarding

A proposal is under consideration of this Department for introduction of Executive Assistant Scheme in the Central Secretariat. The proposed scheme is attached.

2. The stakeholders concerned viz. Ministries/ Departments and Officers of CSS/CSSS/CSCS may furnish their comments, if any, on the proposed scheme within a period of one month of issue of this OM.

sd/-
(V/ Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

 Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/ExecutiveAsst.pdf

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Issue of IT Refunds of Smaller Amounts

In an initiative to reduce taxpayer grievances and enhance the taxpayer satisfaction, the Central Board of Direct Taxes had issued instructions to Central Processing Center (CPC), Bengaluru and the field officers in December, 2015 to issue refunds of amounts less than Rs.50,000/- expeditiously.

As a result of the special drive to issue smaller refunds, 18,28,627 refunds below Rs.50,000/- involving a sum of Rs.1,793 crore have been issued between        1st December, 2015 and 10th January, 2016. These refunds relate to Assessment years 2013-14 to 2015-16.

In order to further expedite the process of issue of small refunds, CBDT has also directed CPC-Bengaluru and the field units that refunds up to Rs.5,000/-, and refunds in cases where outstanding arrears are up to Rs.5,000/- may be issued without any adjustment of outstanding arrears. Office Memorandum F. No. 312/109/2015-OT dated 14th January 2016, conveying these directions of CBDT is available on the website of the Department www.incometaxindia.gov.in.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Raising of Bonus Payment Ceiling to the Central Government Employees - NC JCM

Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
For Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

No. NC-JCM-2015/S.C

January 11,2015

The Secretary
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi- 110 001

Subject: – Raising of Bonus Payment Ceiling to the Central Government Employees.

Reference: – The payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill 2015.

Sir,
The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill 2015 was passed by both the houses of the Parliament. The amendment provides that the existing Ceiling limit of Bonus for 30 days Rs. 3,500/- is enhanced to Rs. 7,000/- for 30 days. This amendment will take effect from 01.04.2014 (A copy of the Bill passed in the Parliament is enclosed for your kind ready reference).

You are aware that any change in Bonus Act would be an indicator while deciding the Payment of Bonus to the Central Government Employees. Accordingly, every time when Bonus Act is amended raising the payment ceiling limit, it is extended to Central Government Employees also. This issue was also raised by the Staff Side in the Standing Committee Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 09th October, 2015.

It is therefore requested that steps may be taken for issuing Government Orders for enhancing the Bonus Payment Ceiling limit of Central Government Employees both PLB and Adhoc Bonus to Rs. 7,000/- w.e.f 01.04.2014 and arrears of PLB and Adhoc Bonus for the year 2014-2015 may be paid to the employees.

An earlier and favorable action is solicited.

Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,

Sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source :http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/
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Constitution of an Empowered Committee of Secretaries to process the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for setting up an Empowered Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary, in order to process the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in an overall perspective.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will function as a Screening Committee to process the recommendations with regard to all relevant factors of the 7th CPC in an expeditious detailed and holistic fashion.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

Govt sets up panel to study 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations

The implementation of the ne pay scales is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer in 2016-17.

Government today decided to set up a high-powered panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

The Cabinet has approved the setting up of Empowered Committee of Secretaries to process the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission in an overall perspective, Parliamentary affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters here.

The implementation of the new pay scales is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer in 2016-17. Subject to acceptance by the government, they will take effect from January 1, 2016.

Source:http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/govt-sets-up-panel-to-study-7th-pay-commissions-recommendations/


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Clarification on Child Care Leave (CCL) in respect of Central Government Employees -DOPT ORDER 2016

IMMEDIATE

No.13018/6/2013-Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

JNU (Old) Campus, New Delhi
Dated the 12th January, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Child Care Leave (CCL) in respect of Central Government Employees as a result of Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations Clarification—regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 11/09/2008 regarding introduction of Child Care Leave (CCL) in respect of Central Government women employees.

Subsequently, clarifications have been issued vide OMs dated 29.9.2008,18.11.2008, 02.12.2008,07.09.2010, 30.12.2010, 03.03.2010 & 05.06.2014. Child Care Leave at present is allowed for women employees to facilitate them to take care of their children at the time of need.

This Department is considering issuing the following instructions:-
"In cases where a female Government servant applies for Child Care Leave for at least five working days, she should normally not be refused leave citing exigencies of work unless there are grave and extraordinarily compelling circumstances that warrant refusal".

2. Ministries/ Departments are requested that their views/ comments may be forwarded to this Department latest by 27.01.2016. A soft copy may be forwarded to email of US (Allowance.) i.e. sunil.mandi@nic.in

(S.K. Mandi)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/13018_6_2013-Estt.L-12012016.pdf

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