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Saturday, April 22, 2017

7th Pay Commission: Allowance Report In 'Final' Stage, Other Updates

The 7th pay commission had examined a total of 196 existing allowances and recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances.

The Ashok Lavasa committee examining 7th pay recommendations on allowances is in the final stage of preparing its report, which is likely to be submitted to the government soon, a top employee union official said. The allowance committee is in the process of preparing notes for it to be taken up by the government, he added. There has not been any official word on whether the allowance committee has been submitted. The government had earlier said that the decision on allowances will be taken after the committee on 7th pay commission recommendations submits its report. Earlier, another union official had attributed the delay in submission of the report to non-availability of allowance panel members. "I believe that there has been some delay in the finalisation of the report as some allowance panel members were outside the country on an official visit," the union official said.

The allowance committee had held a meeting in this regard on April 6 which some employee union officials termed as "conclusive". The 7th pay commission had examined a total of 196 existing allowances and recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended that house rent allowance or HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th Pay Commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.

At a meeting held on March 28, the allowance committee on 7th Pay Commission recommendations had sought comments from the ministries of defence, railways and posts on treatment of some allowances. The government had in June accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. But the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations relating to allowances were referred to the Ashok Lavasa committee.

Meanwhile, a delegation of faculty members of various universities had on April 19 approached the UGC seeking redressal of their demands including the request to make public a committee's report on the 7th pay commission. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar had earlier said that a committee to review the recommendations made by a UGC panel on implementation of the 7th pay commission in educational institutions has been formed.

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GPF Interest Rate for 1st April to 30th June 2017 is announced

(PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA)
F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

New Delhi, the 18th April, 2017

RESOLUTION

It is announced for general information that during the year 2017-2018, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.9% (Seven point nine per cent) w.e.f. 1st April, 2017 to 30th June, 2017. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st April, 2017. The funds concerned are:—

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

(Navin Agarwal)
Director
Source;FINMIN
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Grant of Maternity Leave – Clarification by CGDA

CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 110 010

AN/XIV/19404/Leave Matters/Vol-III
Dated: 19-04-2017

To

All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA (Fys)

Subject: Grant of maternity leave – Clarification

A reference was made to DoP&T regarding quantum of maternity leave admissible to a female government servant consequent upon death of the child(s) after birth.

2. In reply, DoP&T has clarified that – ” in case of death of child shortly after birth, the woman employees may be granted Maternity Leave of two months for recovery after delivery of the child”.

3. Similar cases/requests may be regulated accordingly.

(Kavita Garg)
Sr.Dy.CGDA (AN)

Source: CGDA

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Defence Pension Adalat is being held at Goa from 04th to 05th May 2017

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ministry of Defence,
Government of India

Notice

A Defence Pension Adalat, 147th in the series of Adalats held by the Defence Accounts Department, is being held at Goa from 04th to 05th May 2017. The Defence Pension Adalat at Goa is being organized by the PCDA (Navy) Mumbai.

• The Nodal Officer details for the Defence Pension Adalat Goa is as under:

Nodal Officer : Shri Omkar Maghe, DAS, ACDA.
Tel/Fax No     : 0832 – 2531066
Mob. NO         : 08375832806
Email ID         : omkar15august.dad@nic.in

• All concerned are requested Lo take a note of the Ad&t schedule and forward their pension related application/ queries to the nodal omcer under PCDA (Navy). venue of the Adalat is Rajhans Auditorium, Opposite NOFRA, Near
Airport, Vasco (Goa).

• The Defence Pension Adalat is likely to be inaugurated by the Hon’ble R.R. M. & CGDA on 04th May, 2017.

Source:CGDA
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Opening of joint Account by pensioner with first name of pensioner-CPAO

 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT & Tech/Bank Performance/37( Val-II)/2016-17/14

19.04.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Opening of joint Account by pensioner with first name of pensioner.

Attention is invited to Correction Slip No.1 dated – 08.02.2006 of Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners by Authorized Ranks on crediting of pension in the Joint Account of Pensioners with spouse (copy enclosed).

It has been reported that in some cases Banks are allowing the pensioners to open their pension account as Joint Account with first name of his/her spouse which may create difficulties for pensioner at the time of filing the Income Tax Returns as the income tax is assessed on the income of the pensioner and not of the spouse.

Heads of CPPCs/Government Account Divisions of all the banks are advised to instruct their bank branches to facilitate the retiring employees approaching them for opening their pension accounts before their retirement. In case of Joint. Account, the same may be opened with first name of pensioner only.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Encl:-As above

S/D,
(Vijay Siingh)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

Amendment to the Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners by Authorised Banks (Fourth Edition, 3rd December, 2004)

Correction Slip No. I

The following lines may be added at the end of existing pars 4.1

Para 4.1

Page-2

Paying branch may also credit in his or her joint account operated by pensioner with his I her spouse in whose favour an authorization for family pension exists in the Pension Payment Order (FPO). The joint account Of the pensioners with the spouse could be operated either by “Former or Survivor’ or ‘Either or Survivor’ basis subject to the following conditions:-

(a) Once pension has been credited to a pensioner’s bank account, the liability of the Government/bank ceases. No further liability arises, even if the spouse wrongly drawn the account
(b) As pension is payable only during the life of a pensioner, his I her death shall be intimated to the bank at the earliest and in any case within one month of the demise, so that the bank does not continue crediting monthly pension to the joint account with the spouse, after the death of the pensioner. if, however any amount has been wrongly credited to the joint account, it shall be recoverable from the joint account and / or any other account held by the pensioners I spouse either individually or jointly. The legal heirs, successors, executors etc shall also be liable to refund any amount, which has been wrongly credited to the joint account.
(c) Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules 1953 would continue to be applicable to a Joint Account with Pensioner’s spouse. This In-plies that if there is an ‘accepted nomination’ in accordance with Rules 5 and 6 of these Rules, arrears mentioned in the Rules shall be payable to the nominee.

Existing pensioners desiring to get their pension credited to a joint account as indicated above are required to submit an application to the branch bank, from where they are presently drawing pension in the enclosed form that is i.e. Annexure XXIX. This would also be signed by the pensioner’s spouse in token of having accepted the terms and conditions laid down in this Office Memorandum. These instructions are also applicable to the Govt. servants who will be retiring after the issue of this Office Memorandum.

“Annexure-XXIX”

The Branch Manager,

_______________ (Bank)

_______________ (Branch and Address)

_______________

Sub:- Payment of pension under PPO No. __________ through you bank branch.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I wish to receive my pension under PPO No.___________ by getting it credited to the saving/current bank account No.____________ which is operated jointly in your branch by me and my spouse, Mr./Mrs. in whose favour an authorization for family pension exists in the Pension Payment Order (PPO).

I have read and understood the contents: of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Central Pension Accounting Office OM No..CPAO/Tech/Amendments/Sch.Book/2005-06/69 dated 09.06.2005 which contains the following terms and conditions: Once pension has been credited to a pensioner‘s bank account, liability of the government bank ceases. No further liability arises, even if the amount is wrongly drawn by the spouse.

(a) As pension is payable only during the life of a pensioner, his/her death shall be intimated to the bank at the earliest and in any case within one month of the demise, so that the bank does not continue crediting monthly pension to the joint account with the spouse, after the death of the pensioner. If,however, any amount has been. wrongly credited to the joint account, it shall be recoverable from the joint account and or any other account held by the pensioner/spouse either individually or jointly. The legal heirs, successors, executors etc., shall also be liable to to fund any amount, which has been wrongly credited to the. joint account.
(b) Payment of Arrears of Pensions (nomination) Rules, 1983 would continue to be applicable to the joint account with pensioner’s spouse.  Thus, if there is an ‘accepted nomination’ in accordance with Rules 5 and 6 of these Rules, arrears mentioned in the Rules will be payable to the nominee.

I accept the above terms and conditions.  My spouse too, in token of having accepted those terms and conditions, has put his/her signature below.

1. Signature of Pensioner

2. Signature of Spouse

Source:CPAO
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Option for pay fixation in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix level to the Railway employees promoted during the period 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
 (RAILWAY BOARD)

New Delhi,
dated: 31.03.2017

To
The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 56

Sub: Option for pay fixation in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix level to the Railway employees promoted during the period 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2016.

Please refer to your letter No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC(Imp)/2016/R.B./Part I dated 06.01.2017, wherein it has been demanded that opportunity for revision of option for those staff promoted after the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 (i.e 28.07.2016) and also for those staff promoted between 01.01.2016 and 31.12.2016 to switch over o 7th CPC Pay Matrix from the date subsequent to date of Railway Board’s notification be provided.

2. In this context it is stated that option for switching over to 7th CPC has been circulated
and clearly specified under Rule 5 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Further, instructions for exercising the ,revised option in respect of officials who had g”. rotnotion/financial upgradation and had already exercised the option between the date of,effeet of recommendation (01.01.2016) and date of promulgation of RS(RP) Rules, 2Q3.6 ( 2016) has also been issued vide Board’s letter RBE No 124/2016 dated 20.10.20,16.1t, has already been notified under Rule 5 of RS(RP) Rules and further in the option form ctrculated along with RS(RP) Rules that the employee can elect to continue on ay Aa d and Grade Pay of his substantive/officiating post until the date of his next incr=me           at    any subsequent increment raising he pay to particular limit or from the date of his promotion/upgradation.

3.Form the above, it can be appreciated that employee can continue such time, till
promotion or vacation of the post and no cut off date (like 31.12.2016 mentioned in the reference) has been specified. However, the option exercised is final and one time dispensation has been extended to those promoted between 01.01.2016 and 28.07.2016 can not be extended in other cases. Decision on permitting further revision of option once taken can not belaken unilaterally by Ministry of Railways alone and needs to be taken by Ministry of Finance as it is a general policy matter pertaining to all Government employees.

S/d,
For Secretary,Railway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR) 
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya) 
(Railway Board)

S.No. 6/PC-VII
File No. PC-VII/2016/1/6/2   

RBE No.:124 /2016
New Delhi, dated: 20.10.2016

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units, (As per mailing list)

Sub: – Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure — clarifications – regarding.

Following the notification of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, Railway Board has received references seeking clarifications regarding various aspects of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure as also pay fixation and grant of increment in future under revised pay structure. These matters have been considered by Ministry of Finance and the points of doubts are clarified as under:-
SI. 
No.
Point of doubtClarification
1.As per the provisions of FR 22 (I)(a)(1), the Government Servants (other than those appointed on deputation to ex- cadre post or ad-hoc basis or on direct recruitment basis) have the option, to be exercised within one month from the date of promotion, to have the pay fixed under this rule from the date of such promotion/appointment or from the date of next increment.
Some    of  the  employees,  promoted between  01.01.2016   and the date of
notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 had
opted    for their pay       fixation                                   on
promotion/financial up-gradation under MACPS from the date of their next increment in the lower grade. Consequent upon notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 28th July, 2016, the option submitted by such employees has now turned out to be disadvantageous.
Whether such employee may be allowed to revise their option under FR 22 (l)(a)(1) at this stage.
Under the changed circumstances after notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016, the employee   may   be  allowed to exercise   revised     option   for fixation   of     pay  under    FR 22(I)(a)(1). Such   revised  option shall    be  exercised  within   one month   of  issue    of   this  letter. Option so revised shall be final.
Whether employees appointed/ promoted/granted financial upgradation during 02.01.2015 and 01.07.2015 will be entitled to grant of one increment 01.01.2016Since, the provisions of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 are effective from 01.01.2016, no increment Shall be allowed on 01.01.2016 at the time of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure.

S/d,

(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

Source;NFIR

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Swimming facility for Central Govt. employees, their families and dependents-DoPT

No. 108/1/2014-15/CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of personnel, Public Grievances & pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board

Room No. 361,`B’ Wing, 3rd Floor,
LokNayakBhawan, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 17th April, 2017
Circular

SUB: Swimming facility for Central Govt. employees, their families and dependents at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

The Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board is providing swimming facility for Central Govt. employees, their families and dependents at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from 1st May, 2017 onwards as per details given below:
FacilityVenueTimingsFeeDocuments Required
SwimmingMajor Dhyan Chand
National Stadium,
New Delhi
7 pm to 8 pm *200/-1) Application form
2) Office I.D card copy
3) CGHS card copy
4) Medical fitness certificate
5) Aadhar Card copy
*6days a week (excluding 2nd and 4th Saturday and Gazetted Holidays)

2 The facility will be available on “First Come First Serve” basis on the submission of the duly filled application form along with requisite fee to Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board.

3 The fee can only be submitted by online mode to CCSCSB bank account, NEFT or Debit/Credit Card. The applicant has to submit the proof of payment/Ref no./transfer I.D. etc.

4 CCSCSB Bank account Details:

Account Name : The Secretary CCSCSB
Bank Name : Syndicate Bank
Account No : 90432010052140
Branch Name : Khan Markel, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
IFSC code : SYNB0009043

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary, CCSCSB

Source:DoPT
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

How to link PAN Card to Aadhaar Card on Income Tax Department e-Filing Portal before July 1 – easy steps to follow

Mandatory Quoting of Aadhaar For PAN Applications & Filing Return of Income Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 as introduced by the Finance Act, 2017 provides for mandatory quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application form, for filing of return of income and for making an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number with effect from 1st July, 2017.

As per press release of Income Tax Department on 5th April 2017, it is clarified that such mandatory quoting of Aadhaar or Enrolment ID shall apply only to a person who is eligible to obtain Aadhaar number. As per the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, only a resident individual is entitled to obtain Aadhaar. Resident as per the said Act means an individual who has resided in India for a period or periods amounting in all to one hundred and eighty-two days or more in the twelve months immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment. Accordingly, the requirement to quote Aadhaar as per section 139AA of the Income-tax Act shall not apply to an individual who is not a resident as per the Aadhaar Act, 2016.

Government of India made it mandatory to link the Permanent Account Number Card or PAN Card of an individual with that of the Aadhaar Card keeping in mind that many individuals have managed to have more than one PAN Card to hide their income.

Once the Aadhaar Card is linked to the PAN Card, this cheating will be difficult, as there can be only one Aadhaar Card. The linking of the PAN Card and the Aadhaar Card is to be done before filing your Income Tax Returns in July 2017. The last date or deadline for linking of the PAN Card with the Aadhaar Card is July 1, 2017.

If you still do not have an Aadhaar Card and are an Income Tax payer, please apply for an Aadhaar Card that is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). It works just like the Social Security Number in the US, and is a unique identification for each individual that helps in protection against financial irregularities as well as any unlawful activities carried out in someone else’s name.

The process of that is explained on the UIDAI website uidai.gov.in. After you get you 12-digit Aadhaar Card number, you have to ensure that your 10-digit PAN Card number is linked to it, without which you will not be able to file Income Tax Returns. The idea behind linking theaa PAN Card to the Aadhaar Card is easy processing of the IT Returns for the department. You can easily link the Aadhaar Card to the PAN Card on the Income Tax Department website.

Here are the steps to link the PAN Card to the Aadhaar Card on the Income Tax department website for e-filing:

Step 1: Register on the Income Tax e-Filing portal www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
Step 2: Login to the e-Filing portal of the Income Tax Department with your login ID, password and date of birth.
Step 3: A pop-up will appear that will ask you to link your PAN Card with your Aadhaar card.

Step 4: Your details will automatically appear from your profile on the e-Filing portal. Verify your personal details as mentioned on your Aadhaar Card and PAN Card.

Step 5: Enter your Aadhaar Card number and click on the ‘Link now’ on the e-Filing portal. You will receive a confirmation that your Aadhaar Card has been successfully linked to your PAN Card.

Apart from the PAN Card, linking an Aadhaar Card is also compulsory while applying for a driving licence in India. You also need to link your bank accounts and your mobile phone number to your Aadhaar Card number. Within a few months, the Aadhaar Card may also be made mandatory at all airports for domestic flyers who may be given an Aadhaar-based biometric access. Make sure you link your PAN Card and Aadhaar Card before July 1, 2017.

 Source:Gconnect.in
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Allowances for CG employees-Confederation

Comrades,
                  The allowances committee report is likely to submit its final report to the Honourable Finance Minister only by early next week, there after the report shall be placed for cabinet approval , the whole process may take another 15 days.

Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

Source: http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/2017/04/allowances-for-cg-employees.html

New assessment pattern by CBSE baffles parents, schools

Principals of several CBSE-affiliated schools have confirmed that a uniform system of assessment and examination has replaced CCE for classes 6 to 9.

While most CBSE schools have already started their academic session, parents are finally coming to terms with a fresh challenge – the new assessment pattern implemented by the board. The board has abolished the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) pattern and brought back the earlier pattern of assessment with emphasis on pen-paper tests.

Principals of several CBSE-affiliated schools have confirmed that a uniform system of assessment and examination has replaced CCE for classes 6 to 9. Under CCE, students were assessed on two term-end ‘summative assessments’ and four ‘formative assessments’ (two each in each terms), where 60 per cent of the assessment was pen-paper tests while 40 per cent formative assessment during the year was continuous evaluation by teachers based on various activities.

“According to the new CBSE guidelines, two term exams would still be there but the pen-paper test weightage will become 90 per cent with two term exams of 80 marks each and 20 mark periodic assessment (unit tests) in each term. The periodic assessment will have 10 mark paper based on syllabus covered till announcement of exam date, five marks for notebook submission and five marks for subject enrichment activities, which include activity-based learning. The shift is now on theoretical learning which was not the strong point of CCE but which the board felt was necessary,” said C V Madhavi, principal of Aundh DAV.

“The school had sent a circular to us explaining the new pattern of assessment. Earlier there used to be two formative assessment tests in each semester and many smaller class assessments and even if my child missed one test, they could make up in another. But according to new system, formative assessment is no longer there. Now the students will write one class test like a unit test in one semester and these dates cannot be missed. There is not much clarity yet on the new pattern but I know one thing, the flexibility is lost,” said Sangita Vaidya, a parent.

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Both parents and academicians say that doing away with the CCE that allowed for flexible exams and activity-based learning, new assessment pattern means four fixed exams a year and emphasis on theory learning. But it need not necessarily be a bad thing.

Lakshmi Kumar, principal of The Orchid School, Baner, said she was personally saddened to see the board taking a step back. “The CCE was not just memory based but skill-set based and very student centric, where teachers could teach and repeat until child passes muster. There were so many different modes of assessment like quiz, projects and not just pen-paper test. It tried to do away with old method where one exam decides your faith. But I am not sure if we used the tool in a responsible way, many students were just passed even if child didn’t acquire minimum competency. We see kids with 10 CGPA who can’t clear entrance test of Std 11. Hence to come back to a focussed theory-based learning may be the need of the hour,” she said.

Vinita Khaladkar, former principal of a CBSE school, said the new assessment will make parents and students take board exams seriously. “The children weren’t used to the hard work. Preparing for the complete syllabus was a shock for them in the higher classes. In new system, students in sixth will get 10 per cent of Term 1 syllabus in Term 2, in seventh it will go to 20 per cent and in eighth, it will be 30 per cent while by ninth, it will be complete portion. Hence students will be able to deal with pressure by the time they appear for boards,” she said.

Yogita Rampal, parent of a Class 9th student, said bringing in full syllabus would give students practice. “In fact, they should introduce from Std 8 itself. I didn’t believe in those project works because the children weren’t studying at all. Now at least they would study more,” Yogita said.

Principals also said it wasn’t necessary for schools to do away with best practices of CCE. “The board hasn’t restricted any school from taking additional tests or undertaking class projects. So at our school, we have left it to class teacher to decide if she wants to conduct additional class tests,” said Savita Verma, vice-principal of Sanskriti School.
(With inputs from Isha Shanker)

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7th Pay Commission: Latest Updates On Allowance Committee Report

The allowance committee had held a meeting in this regard on April 6 which some employee union officials termed as "conclusive".

The allowance committee looking into the 7th pay recommendations is likely to submit its report to the government soon, a top employee union official said. "I believe that there has been some delay in the finalisation of the report as some allowance panel members were outside the country on an official visit," he said. There has not been any official word on whether the allowance committee has been submitted. The government had earlier said that the decision on allowances will be taken after the committee on 7th Pay Commission submits its report.

The allowance committee had held a meeting in this regard on April 6 which some employee union officials termed as "conclusive". The 7th pay commission had examined a total of 196 existing allowances and recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended that house rent allowance or HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th Pay Commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.

At a meeting held on March 28, the allowance committee on 7th Pay Commission recommendations had sought comments from the ministries of defence, railways and posts on treatment of some allowances. The government had in June accepted the recommendation of Justice AK Mathur-headed Seventh Pay Commission in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. But the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations relating to allowances were referred to the Ashok Lavasa committee.

Read at: http://profit.ndtv.com/news/your-money/article-7th-pay-commission-latest-updates-on-allowance-committee-report-1683663

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

7th CPC Anomalies – Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee

Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC

Sub:- Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC

I am directed to bring to your kind attention that Departmental Anomaly Committee for Railways consisting of representatives of official side and the staff side to settle the anomalies arising out Of the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations was constituted vide Railway Board’s letter dated 5.10.2016. Subsequently, the definition of anomaly has also been modified vide Board’s letter dated 29.03.2016.

2 Now, it is proposed hold the first meeting of the Departmental Anomaly Committee to discuss the various anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC’s recommendations, It is requested to advice a convenient date of time for holding the meeting along with the tentative agenda/anomalies coming within the definition of anomaly already circulated vide Railway Board’s letter dated 29.032016 to be discussed in the said meeting.

On receipt of the suggestions the final agenda and the schedule of the meeting will be advised.

Source: http://www.airfindia.org/2017/04/18/meeting-of-departmental-anomaly-committee-to-settle-the-anomalies-arising-out-of-the-implementation-of-7th-cpc/


DoPT denies Media News about extension of working hours of Central Government employees

The attention is drawn to the media news about extension of working hours of Central Government employees by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India. It has been stated in the news item that Central Government employees’ working hours will be changed from 09.00 AM to 07.00 PM. It was also stated that the holiday of Saturday will also be done away with for the Central Government employees.

In this regard, the DoPT clarifies that there is no such proposal under consideration of the Central Government. The media news regarding the extension of working hours and abolition of holiday on Saturday for Central Government employees is false and baseless. There is no oral or unwritten order issued in this regard.

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

The Seventh Pay Review Commission for implementing the recommendations in Education Institutes submits its report to HRD Ministry

Prakash Javadekar assures University and College Teachers for getting justice in their Salary related matters

Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar has assured the teacher fraternity and staff of Education Institutions, University and Colleges of getting justice in their remuneration related matters. Addressing media persons here in New Delhi, the Minister said the Seventh Pay Review Commission for implementing the recommendations in educational institute, University and Colleges has submitted its report to the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Accordingly, a Committee headed by Secretary Higher Education has been constituted. The Committee will have officials from Finance Ministry and other relevant offices and it will submit its final recommendations which will go to Cabinet.

Shri Prakash Javadekar hoped that the Professors, Staff and every individual in education sector will definitely get benefited. He said ‘those who had some doubt whether government is moving or not in this direction, let me dispel their doubts that we have already started action and soon they will get good news’. He further urged the education fraternity to try more vigorously to improve the quality of education at all levels and concentrate on study, examination and assessment work.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

LATEST CSD PRICE LIST OF ALL ITEMS

CANTEEN STORES DEPARTMENT – OFFERING SERVICES TO ACROSS INDIA -  SERVICE TO SERVICES


The Canteen Stores Department, (CSD), is a solely owned Government of India Enterprise under Indian Ministry of Defence. Its head office is located at Adelphi 119 MK Road Mumbai-400020 and has its depot sub-depots in all major military bases operated by the Indian Armed Forces.  The Canteen Stores Department, CSD as it is commonly referred to, was created to provide ‘easy access to quality products of daily use, at prices less than market rates’ to the soldiers, ex-servicemen and their families.


Today, because of the surging aspirations of Service personnel and their families and the media exposure to the improving standards of living in our country, the CSD provides a range of quality branded and unbranded products from shoe brushes to microwave ovens and cooking oil to luxury cars. The portfolio has grown from just a few items of daily use in 1948 (when the Department was created) to over four thousand products today. Information on all these products and brands is available on CSD web site through a “know-all” Search Engine for the benefit of the consumer.

Organization Structure : The governing body of the Canteen Services in India is the Board of Control for Canteen Services (BOCCS) which is headed by Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri (RRM) and has as members the Defence Secretary, Secretary Defence (Finance), the Quarter Master General (QMG), COP (Naval HQ), AOA (Air HQ). The Board is assisted by an Executive Committee of BOCCS while the day to day management of CSD is controlled by the General Manager CSD who is ex-officio Chairman of the Board of Administration. The General Manager (of the rank of Major General) is assisted by two Joint General Managers, seven Deputy General Managers, 18 Assistant General Managers , 5 Regional Managers and 34 Area (Depot) Managers and other Officers. Click here to know more about the three tier Management of CSD »

Not for Profit : CSD like other chains has adopted best trade practices in all aspects of it’s operations but what distinguishes the Department from any and all other chains is that it is not driven by the profit motive!

CSD Operations : CSD’s trading operation is worked around seven basic product Groups.

Group I – Toiletries (Click to view the latest prices for Soap, Paste, Oil, Face Powder, Cleaning Agents, Perfumes etc.,)

Group II – Household Requisites (Gas Stove, Fan, Geyser, Grider, Room Heater, Induction Cookers, Sewing Machine etc.,)

Group III – General Use Items (Plastic Items, Brief Case, Hand Bags, Bedsheet, Socks, Umberlla, Helmet, Padlocks etc.,)

Group IV – Watches and Stationery (Wall Clock, Wrist Watch, Note Books, Pencils, Photo Albums, Stationery etc,.)

Group V – Liquor (Brandy, Canned Beer, Champagne, Gin, Vodkas, Whisky, Rum, Scotch Whisky, Wines etc.,)

Group VI – Food & Medicinal Items (Biscuits, Breakfast Cereals, Choclates, Coffee, Confectionery, Dry Fruits, Tea Bags, Snacks etc.,)

Group VII – 4 Wheelers, 2 Wheelers & White goods (Two Wheeler, Four Wheeler, LED TV, Refrigerator, Scooter, Motor Cycle, Washing Machine etc.,)

LATEST BIKE CAR SCOOTERS RATES IN CSD 


While all these products are procured based on demand from URCs, products in Group VII cannot be stored at URCs and neither can they be shelved! For this reason, CSD procures these items from the trade on behalf of the end user “Against Firm Demand” (AFD).

Suppliers : The Department works closely with more than 500 suppliers across the country for supply of the range of products seen on URC shelves and at select trade outlets (in the case of “AFD”). They are represented by leading multinationals, large Indian companies and many small manufacturers, including start-ups of ex-servicemen.

In order to achieve the best price for consumers, CSD encourages competition among suppliers.

CSD Deopts in India The Department has 34 depots strategically located across India. This is the core strength of the CSD, which puts its operation in close proximity to the thousands of URCs it has mandated to serve. These Depots are the hub of the CSD chain.

Source:http://csdindia.gov.in/content.aspx?id=5


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Notification to open CGHS dispensary to be issued within a month: Nadda

Staff Reporter,

Notification to open new Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary will be issued within a month, said Union Health Minister J P Nadda while interacting with a delegation of Vijan Ordnance and Citizen Welfare Association during his visit to the city on Thursday. Office-bearers of Vijan Jabalpur also placed a demand to open CGHS dispensaries in two shifts and OPD at CGHS recognised private hospitals.

Minister Nadda while replying to demands of Association said that needed budget has been allocated and file of the same has been transferred to the Ministry of Finance for final disposal.

The Minister also ordered District Collector Mahesh Chandra Choudhary for selection of new place to open new dispensary and send him a detailed report after making consultation with MP Rakesh Singh for further course of action. Rajendra Singh, Subash Chandra, S P Tyagi, Kuwar Singh, J P Agrawal and other members were present on the occasion.

Source:http://thehitavada.com/Encyc/2017/4/14/Notification-to-open-CGHS-dispensary-to-be-issued-within-a-month--Nadda.aspx
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Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy-Railway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

No.PC-V/M/4/NFIR/pt
New Delhi,dated 7.4.2017

The General Secretary             The General Secretary
NFIR                                         AIRF
3, Chelmsford Road                 4, State Entry Road
New Delhi – 55                         New Delhi – 55
Sirs,

Sub:-Board’s item No.3-Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy-(instead of Grade Pay hierarchy)- as per judgment of various courts. {item(s) to be discussed with Board (MS &FC)}

Ref:-NFIR’s letter No.lV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dated 20.02.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to item No.3 of the record note of discussions held on 12.10.2015 on MACPS anomalies whereby NFIR have stated that ACP Scheme is more advantageous than MACPS for certain catggories of employees viz. office Clerks/Accounts Clerks, Commercial Clerks,Stenographers, Technician Gr.lll and Shroff category.

In this regard, the factual position prevailing on Railways has been ascertained from a Railway i.e. Northern Railway in respect of these categories of employees and on a perusal of the same, it has been observed as under:-

i. The employees directly recruited as Office Clerk (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs.4600 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs.4200/- would be admissible.

ii. The employees directly recruited as Technician Gr.lll (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs.4200 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 2800/- would be admissible.

iii. The employees directly recruited as Shroff category (GP Rs.1900) after their promotion as Hd. Shroff in GP Rs.4200 have further been granted 3rd MACPS in Grade Pay of Rs.4200 (as next promotional cadre post of ADC is also in the same Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-) whereas under ACP Scheme there is no provision for grant of 3rd financial upgradation.

iv. The employees directly recruited as Stenographer (GP Rs.2400) are getting Grade Pay of Rs.4800/- as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs.4600/- would be admissible.

v. The employees directly recruited as Accounts Clerk (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs.4600 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs.4200/- would be admissible.

3. From the above, it can be seen that MACP Scheme is more advantageous than the ACP Scheme for the aforesaid categories.

4. Federations are requested to appreciate the factual position as mentioned above.

Yours faithfully,

For Secretary, Railway Board

Soure:http://www.airfindia.org/2017/04/14/grant-of-financial-upgradation-under-macp-scheme-in-the-promotional-hierarchy/
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Flexi fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto trains are admissible for LTC

No. 31011/3/2016-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi- 110001
Dated April 17, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarification regarding admissibility of flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto trains while availing LTC.

As per Railway Board’s Circular No. 46 of 2016 dated 07.09.2016, Ministry of Railways have introduced a flexi-fare system in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains, where the base fares will increase by 10% with every 10% of berths sold subject to a prescribed ceiling limit. In this regard, this Department is in receipt of references from various segments seeking clarification on the issue of admissibility of flexi-fare while booking the tickets of these trains for the purpose of LTC.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it has been decided that flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC. This dynamic fare component shall not be admissible in cases where a nonentitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains. Such Government servants will get reimbursement of fare after deducting the dynamic fare component.

3. The above decision shall be applicable retrospectively with effect from 9 thSeptember, 2016, i.e. the date from which flexi-fare system was introduced by Railways.

4. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_3_2016-Estt.A-IV-17042017.pdf
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Special leave to the female staff connected to inquiry of sexual harassment


Dated : 17.04.2017

No.II/10/Part I

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub:  Special leave to the female staff connected to inquiry of sexual harassment-reg.

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (DoP&T) vide Gazette notification dated 15/03/2017 No. GSR 251 (E) have issued Rule No. 48 “Special Leave connected to inquiry of sexual harassment” — an amendment to Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 which was circulated vide No. 13026/622016-Estt (L) dated 16th March 2017 to all ministries. According to the said notification dated 15th March 2017, leave upto a period of 90 days may be granted to an aggrieved female Government employee on the recommendation of the Internal Committee or the Local Committee as the case may be, during the pendency of inquiry under the Sexual Harassment of Women at work place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the leave so granted shall not be debited against the leave account.

NFIR requests the Railway Board to issue corresponding instructions early duly endorsing copy to the Federation. Copy of DoP&T notification dated 15th March, 2017 is enclosed.

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Also Read:Lok Sabha Q & A committee on allowances of 7th CPC
DA/As above

Yours faithful
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : nfir

Agenda items of the Standing Committee meeting of National Council JCM-Confederation news


1. Removing the anomalous situation in the representation in the JCM.

The JCM was set up as a machinery to enable the employees to hold discussions with the Government and avoid confrontation and strike. At the beginning all the non gazette employees had representatives at the JCM, National, Departmental and regional level Councils. However, in the case of CSS and CSSS the Government had permitted even the Group B. Gazetted officers at the level of the Section officers to have representations both at the National and Departmental levels as a special case taking into account the characteristics of their job content. The classification of posts in Central Civil services underwent change thereafter. The Class I, II, III and IV were assigned the nomenclature of Group A B C and D. Later, the Department of Personnel introduced Group B Non Gazetted as another category. They specifically prohibited the Group B Non-gazetted category of officials from the purview of the JCM. Most of them became Group B Non Gazetted due to the assigning of higher scale of pay by the Successive Pay Commissions or by the Government in appreciation of their representations. It could be seen that there had been no change either in the level of responsibilities or in the duties assigned to these categories. They continue to do the job as was the case earlier i.e. at the time of setting up of the JCM. Precluding them from the JCM scheme was therefore not only untenable but also resulted in their grievances not being able to be presented at the highest negotiating forum. After the 6th CPC recommendations were accepted and implemented most of the grades and cadres with the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 and 4600 were classified as Group B.Non-Gazetted. The entire Group D cadres were abolished and the functions in most of the Departments were either outsourced or contractorised. The reclassification of the erstwhile Group C Cadres as Group B. Non Gazetted resulted in their having no representation in the council. We, therefore, request that the matter must be reviewed to ensure that the cadres and grades which had representation when the JCM was initially set up is not taken out of the scheme. In other words, all non-gazetted cadres must have representation in the JCM with the special exceptions in the case of CSS and CSSS.

2. Recognition under CCS(RSA) Rules, 1993. Inordinate delay in the grant of recognition Streamlining procedure and fixing time frame for taking decision.

The revamping of the recognition rules in 1993 resulted in the promulgation of the new rules. After procrastinated discussions in the JCM, certain difficulties and problems emanating from the new rules were sorted out. It was decided that all Federations/Unions/Associations must seek fresh recognition under the new rules. Procedure to ascertain whether an organsiation seeking recognition does have at least the support of 35% of the members was also evolved in the form of obtaining declaration from the members by the respective organisation. The Department of Personnel was to approve the constitution of one organisation in each department, and the respective Ministries were to scrutinize the bye-laws and constitution of the other organizations to ensure that the provisions of the constitution so drafted is in consonance with the conditions and rules laid down . It has been reported to us by many organizations that the concerned Ministry/Department is taking enormous time to complete the formalities and afford recognition. Specifically in the case of the National Library Employees Association, Chief Controller of communication, Department of Telecommunication and Directorate General of Mine Safety Associations the recognition issue is pending for a long time. We, therefore, request that the Department of Personnel may fix a time frame for the grant of recognition. If the concerned Association/Union is not entitled for the grant of recognition, the same may be communicated to them in writing with the reasons for the rejection.

3. Central Government health Scheme. Empanelling of hospitals – streamlining the procedure to provide in-patient treatment to the beneficiaries.

The demand placed by the Staff Side earlier to set up CGHS hospitals at all CGHS centres could not be acceded to by the Government due to the prohibitive cost involved. The alternate method of empanelling and recognizing private hospitals for the benefit of CGHS subscribers, who require in-patient treatment, received the appreciation from all concerned. However, the tendering procedure evolved and due to many other reasons, the number of such hospitals in almost all centers except Delhi came down very heavily and in certain places it was reduced to one or two at the maximum. This apart, some of the recognized and empanelled hospitals do not have even basic facilities to treat the patients. In certain other cases, the hospitals which were recognized and were functioning well and catering to the requirement of the CGHS beneficiaries refused to entertain the patients as there had been huge pending bills, the payment of which had not been received by them. To illustrate the point further, we send along with this a Note we have received from the Central Government Pensioners Association , Kerala. We, therefore, request you to

(a) Ensure that each CGHS Centre five private reputed hospitals are recognized for the purpose of general treatment; The Government may hold bilateral negotiations on the basis of a pre-determined norms.
(b) Recognize at least three super specialty hospitals in each centre so that the patients who suffer from chronic diseases, Cardiac problems and cancer related illness could get immediate treatment without hassles.
(c) Some mechanism is evolved that the bills are not allowed to pile up and the recognized hospitals are made the payment within a fixed time frame.

4. Payment of equal pay to equal work to the workers/employees engaged in all Government officers either through contractors or directly as daily rated/contingent/casual workers as per the direction of the Supreme Court.

Please refer to the judgement delivered by their Lordship in the Supreme court in Civil Appeal No. 213 of 2013 in the case of State of Punjab Vs. Jagjit Singh and others.
The Honourable Supreme Court have cited the obligation of the Government of India to abide by the International covenant on Economic , social and Cultural rights 1966 to which the Central Government is a signatory. We reproduce the provisions of Article 7 of the Covenant.
Article 7.

The States Parties to the present covenant recognize the right of every one to the enjoyment of just and favourable conditions of work which ensures in particular :

(a) Remuneration which provides all workers as a minimum, with :
(i) Fair wages and equal remuneration for work of equal value without distinction of any kind, in particular women being guaranteed conditions of work not inferior to those enjoyed by men, with equal pay for equal work;
(ii) A decent living for themselves and their families in accordance with the provisions of the present covenant;
(b) Safe and healthy working conditions;
(c ) Equal opportunities for everyone to be promoted in his employment to an appropriate higher level, subject to no consideration other than those of seniority and competence;
(d) Rest, leisure and reasonable limitation of working hours and periodical holidays with pay as well as remuneration for public holidays.

The Honourable Supreme Court has also cited various Previous rulings and judgments of the Court under Article 141 of the Constitution and directed the State of Punjab to provide equal pay for equal work to all daily wage employees, adhoc appointees, employees appointed on casual basis, contractual employees and the like. In conclusion the Court has decided that all such employees are entitled for wages at the minimum of the pay scale.

We, therefore, request that the Government may issue explicit instructions that the employees/workers engaged on casual/contingent/temporary/daily rated basis including those through contractors are given the wages at the rate of the minimum of the lowest pay scale and a scheme for regularization of such appointees is drawn so that these employees would be absorbed as permanent workers over a period of time.

5. Extending the benefit of pension revision to the employees and officials who are absorbed in the Central Public Sector undertakings.

In the case of Civil Servants who are initially on deputation to Central Public sector undertaking but later absorbed in those organsiations and who had drawn lump sum payment by commutation of their central pension, orders are yet to be issued by the Government extending the benefit of pension revision of 7th CPC recommendation to them. We request that the requisite orders may please be issued without further loss of time.

6. Revision of Ex-gratia to CPF/SRPF (C)retirees.

In acceptance of the demand of the Staff side at the National Council, JCM, ex-gratia payments were made to the CPF/SRPF© retirees. These rates fixed in 1088 was revised on 1.11. 1997 and again in 2006. Presently the rates are as under:

Group A. Rs. 3000
Group B. Rs. 1000
Group C. Rs. 750
Group D. Rs. 650.

Taking into account the fact that pay and pension were revised on the basis of the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendation a revision of rates of the ex gratia to the CPF/SRPF© retirees whose number is dwindling every day is warranted. We, therefore, request that the rates may be appropriately revised applying the very same rationale adopted in the case of civil pensioners.

7. Dispense with the practice of ignoring the fraction while computing the Dearness allowance.

For the sake of easy computation of DA the practice of ignoring the fraction was initiated. The quantum loss to the beneficiaries in the beginning was meagre . Now that the administrative difficulties which promoted for ignoring the fraction has been greatly eased due to computerization and taking into account the loss for six months is no more meagre, it is necessary that the practice is dispensed with. For example, the next installment of DA is likely to be 2.95%whereas the orders would be issued for grant of only 2% in the case of an employee, whose basic pay is Rs. 50,000, the loss per month in that case would be Rs. 475/-. It is pertinent to mention in this connection that in the case of Bank employees, the practice of ignoring the fraction is not followed. We, therefore, request that the DA hereafter be computed without ignoring the fraction.

8. Include unmarried sister in the definition of family for family pension.

The scope of Family pension under Rule 52 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 was extended to the dependent disabled siblings (brother and sister) of Central Government servants/pensioners vide DOP & pW O.M. No. 1/15/2008-P&PW (E) dated 17th August, 2009. There are cases wherein an employee/pensioner remains unmarried and leaves behind dependent unmarried sister/sisters. Though cases of such types may be few and far between, nonetheless, such hapless ladies need to be taken care by the Government lest they should be left to fend for themselves, after the death of Government Servant/pensioner on whom they were fully dependent before his/her death. We request to include dependent unmarried sister/sisters in the definition of family for the purpose of family pension .

9. Removal of conditions of being at the CHQ for a few days in a month to claim the Transport allowance.

Transport allowance was introduced as a compensation for those working in the classified towns to meet the ever increasing conveyance expenses in connection with the travel between office and residence. Employees had to per force take accommodation in suburban areas as the cost of renting houses had become prohibitive. However, it was not appreciated that burden of the expenses had been more in the case of low paid employees as the senior officers could afford houses within the city or were provided with quarters nearer to their offices. Logically the higher rates ought to have been recommended for the lower paid employees. Initially there was a condition that those who were residing within one KM from the office should not be entitled for transport allowance. This condition was later removed. In many organizations, employees are required to be in field formations on duty for months together. Viz. Central Ground Water Board, survey of India, Geological Survey of India, Indian Bureau of Mines, Postal workers and certain segment of the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department etc. Because of the condition stipulated that the employees must be at the Head Quarters for certain number of days in a month, many of them are denied transport allowance as the exigencies of work entrusted to them make them to be away from H.Qrs for months together. The denial is, therefore, a double punishment in as much they are to be away from their family and also are asked to bear the financial loss due to the denial of transport allowance. This apart, once the Transport allowance is denied they automatically do not become entitled for City Compensatory allowance also. We, therefore, request that this condition may be removed for the grant of Transport allowance.

10. Fill up vacant posts. Restore the Regional level recruitment for lower level categories of employees say Up to Level. 6.

We refer to the 7th CPC report , Chapter 3, Annexure 1.Page No. 40 and 41 Where the vacancies in different cadres in various departments of the Government of India is indicated. This gives an alarming picture in respect of certain departments. The situation has worsened thereafter and the vacancies have piled up consequent upon which enormous workload has been imposed on the existing employees and also increased the outsourcing of various functions and contractor employment and engaging daily rated workers. The Staff selection Commission, which is the recurring agency for all Civil departments of the Government except the Railways and Postal organizations, ( to some extent) had not been able to cope with the task. This apart, the earlier practice of recruiting personnel through regional level examination has now been dispensed with. Because of all India recruitment especially for the lower level posts, certain difficulties both administrative as also to the recruited personnel have arisen. Those who are so recruited are often posted to places outside their home states. They are to suffer financially and socially. They find it difficult to cope with the strange situation in an alien place. Since most of them are posted to lower level grades, the remuneration is not good enough to meet the expenses in the place of posting and help their parents financially. They seek transfer immediately after joining creating administrative difficulties. They turn out to be de-motivated workers, disturbed and become incapable of giving their best to the task assigned to them. We, therefore, request that steps may be taken to fill up all existing vacancies in the Government service and resort to regional recruitment to the posts at least up-to the level 6 so as to improve the well functioning of the Governmental Departments.

11. Delegation of authority to the State Welfare Co-ordination Committee to determine at least 5 holidays.

Of the 17 holidays, the State welfare co-ordination Committee have presently authority to determine only three holidays from the given list. There are quite a number of holidays, which are State specific and are nevertheless important to the residents of that State. While the entire people of the State celebrate and observe those occasions or festivals, the Central Government offices would remain open with no customers visiting. Conversely, some of the all India holidays will have no relevance to a particular State and the Central Government offices on that occasion remain closed. To address this issue, we feel it would be better if the Government of India increases the Number of holidays, which could be determined from among the list by the concerned State Welfare Co-ordination Committees. We, therefore, request that the number of holidays to be chosen by the State Welfare Co-ordination Committee may be increased from the present three to five.

12. Grant of revised option under the CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

Under the CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, officials are given option to come to the new pay scale either on 1st January, 2016 or any other date which would be beneficial to them. The said option was to be exercised within three month of the promulgation of the notification. Many of the employees have exercised option without fully understanding the entire gamut of benefit or loss. On fixation of pay as per the option, they have faced objected from the concerned Zonal Accounts officers stating that the fixation of pay has been erroneous. In a similar situation and at the instance of the Staff Side, the government allowed the revision of that option vide F/No. /14/2010/EIII(A) dated 5th July, 2010. We, therefore, request that necessary orders may kindly be issued as was done in 2010 allowing the officials to revise the option if such revision is beneficial to them.

13. Transport allowance in the case of Physically handicapped person at the double rate and deduction of the same if one is on short leave. To be dispensed with.

Transport allowance is admissible for physically handicapped persons at the double the rates as per the extant instructions on the subject. This is provided for the reason that the physically handicapped person has to take the help of another person to travel and reach the office. However, if the physically handicapped person is on leave (EL, HPL etc) proportionate amount of transport allowance pertaining to the helper is deducted. Normally transport allowance is denied only when a person is on Earned leave for a period exceeding one month. There appears to be no rationale to deduct the proportionate amount of transport allowance pertaining to the helper in the case of physically handicapped person. Either a clarification may be issued to dispense with the practice if the same has been initiated by the Zonal Accounts officers on an interpretation of the rules. If the pertinent rule itself has to be amended, the same may be done as no helper can be asked that he must suffer and sacrifice the allowance because the physically handicapped persons for some domestic reason could not go to office on a particular day in a month.

14. DISCREPANCIES IN THE AMOUNT IN VARIOUS STAGES IN THE PAY LEVELS OF PAY MATRIX INTRODUCED AS PER CCS (Revised Pay) RULES 2016 , CONSEQUENT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF 7th CPC RECOMMENDATIONS

7th CPC has recommended that the rate of increment will be 3% of the Revised Pay and Govt has accepted the recommendation. But , contrary to this , in many pay levels in the pay matrix , annual increment is less than 3%. Rounding of the increment to the nearest 100 rupees instead of next 100 rupees resulted in working out of the increment to less than 3%. This also results in the employees drawing less pay for their entire service and also drawing less pension after retirement for life. As 7th CPC itself recommended that increment rate will be 3% , in any case , increment should not be less than 3% at any stage. Hence to set right the discrepancy , increment should be rounded off to the next 100 rupees instead of to the nearest 100 rupees.

15 REMOVAL OF THE 3% CONDITION FOR GRANT OF BUNCHING INCREMENT IN THE PAY LEVELS OF 7th CPC PAY MATRIX.

Under the existing orders of the Finance Ministry the grant of bunching increment to an official is subject to the condition that the difference of higher pay and lower pay should not be less than 3% of the revised basic pay. There is no logic in imposing such a condition for bunching by the Finance Ministry. If the difference between the higher pay and lower pay is less than 3% , it is not due to the fault on the part of the the employees. It is due to the faulty increment rate at each stage of the pay level in the pay matrix , as the amount of increment is rounded off to the nearest 100 rupees instead of the next 100 rupees. Hence it is requested that the condition of 3% difference between the higher pay and lower pay may be removed for grant of bunching increment.

16. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT ON “EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK” IN ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

The two judge bench of the Supreme Court in its landmark judgement delivered on 20th October 2016 has held that the temporarily engaged employees such as daily wage employees , adhoc appointees , employees appointed on casual basis , contractual employees and the like are entitled to minimum of the regular pay scale on account of performing the same duties , which are discharged by those engaged on regular basis against sanctioned posts. Action may be taken to implement the above judgement in all central Government departments by extending the benefit of “equal pay for equal work” to all similarly placed casual and contract workers.

17. EXTENSION OF BENEFITS OF REVISED PENSION RULES -2016 IN RESPECT OF PENSIONERS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMOUS BODIES.

Orders revising the pension of Central Government pensioners was issued by the Government in August 2016 . But extending the same benefit to autonomous body pensioners is yet to be issued , even though seven months are over. It is requested that action may be taken for implementation of the revised pension structure in respect of autonomous body pensioners also.
It may also be noted that one instalment of Dearness Relief payable from 01.01.2016 is also not yet paid to autonomous body pensioners , even though the DA from 01.01.2016 is already paid to autonomous body employees long back.

18. ENSURE PARITY IN PAY SCALE OF ALL STENOGRAPHERS , ASSISTANTS AND MINISTERIAL STAFF IN SUBORDINATE OFFICES AND IN ALL ORGANISED ACCOUNTS CADRES WITH CENTRAL SECRETARIAT STAFF BY UPGRADING THEIR PAY SCALES.

The question of parity , as has been rightly pointed out by 7th CPC , is a settled matter .It is the Department of Personnel which is the Cadre Controlling department of Central Secretariat Cadre that unsettle the parity every time. What is required is to grant higher pay scale at par with Ministerial and Stenographer cadres of Central Secretariat and the similarly placed cadres in the field and subordinate offices and IA&AD and Organised Accounts cadre.

19. GRANT OF ONE ADDITIONAL INCREMENT TO THOSE OFFICIALS WHO RETIRE FROM SERVICE ON 30th JUNE AND 31st DECEMBER AFTER COMPLETING ONE FULL YEAR SERVICE IN THEIR PAY SCALE.

As per the existing orders , an official retiring from service on 30th June or 31st December after completing one full year service are not eligible to draw their next increment . on the technical grounds that on 1st July or 1st January which is the normal increment date , the official is not in service or cease to be a Govt servant. It is requested that , in such cases , as the official has completed one year service , one additional increment may be granted to the last pay drawn by the official.

20. Counting OF PRE-APPOINTMENT INDUCTION TRAINING PERIOD AS QUALIFYING SERVICE FOR GRANT OF FINANCIAL UPGRADATION UNDER MACP SCHEME.

As per MACP orders “service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment on pre appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning as qualifying service for financial upgradation under MACPS”. It is requested that pre-appointment induction training period followed by regular appointment may be reckoned as qualifying service for grant of MACPS , as it is already counted as qualifying service for the purpose of increment.

21.ENSURE CASHLESS MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITIES TO ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS IN ALL RECOGNISED GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS.

22.REVISION OF OVERTIME ALLOWANCE AND NIGHT DUTY ALLOWANCE WITH EFFECT FROM 01.01.2016 BASED ON 7th CPC PAY SCALES .

23.REJECT STIPULATION OF 7th CPC TO REDUCE THE SALARY TO 80% FOR THE SECONDLY YEAR OF CHILD CARE LEAVE (CCL) AND RETAIN THE EXISTING PROVISION

24. COUNTING OF LOSS OF PAY PERIOD (WITH OUT MEDICAL CERTIFICATE) AS QUALIFYING SERVICE FOR GRANT OF FINANCIAL UPGRADING UNDER MACPS.

25 . ENHANCEMENT OF BONUS CEILING LIMIT OF CASUAL LABOURERS CONSEQUENT ON ENHANCEMENT OF BONUS CALCULATION CEILING OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES.

At present , casual labourers are paid Rs 1200 as maximum bonus. This amount was fixed when the bonus calculation ceiling of Central Govt employees were enhanced to 3500. As the bonus calculation ceiling of Central Government employees is enhanced to 7000 , it is requested that the ceiling of casual labourers may also be enhanced.

26. NON-GRANT OF ELIGIBLE PAID WEEKLY OFF AND COMPENSATION FOR NATIONAL HOLIDAYS TO CASUAL LABOURERS – — c/o SALAR JUNG MUSEUM HYDERABAD.

In spite of clear orders from DOP&T , the full time casual labourers who are working in the Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad under Ministry of Culture , are not being granted eligible paid weekly off and compensation for National holidays. Necessary instructions may be issued to the authorities concerned to implement DOP&T orders in letter and spirit.

27. GRANT OF CORRESPONDING 7th CPC PAY SCALE TO THOSE OFFICIALS WHO ARE APPOINTED ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS AND DRAWING PRE-REVISED PAY (WITH OUT GRADE PAY) FOR WANT OF MATRICULATION QUALIFICATION.

As per DOP&T orders , those compassionate appointment candidates who do not posses 10th standard qualification are to be appointed in the minimum pay scale (without grade pay) till they acquire 10th standard qualification. The minimum pay of such candidates fixed as per 6th CPC pay scale is yet to be revised. Action may be taken to revise the minimum pay as per 7th CPC recommendations.

28. GRANT OF PAY SCALE OF DRIVERS OF LOK SABHA SECRETARIAT TO DRIVERS WORKING IN OTHER CENTRAL GOVT DEPARTMENTS.

29. REVISION OF THE RESTORED ONE – THIRD PENSION AND NOTIONAL FULL PENSION OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY ABSORBED IN AUTONOMOUS BODIES AND HAVE DRAWN ONE TIME LUMPSUM TERMINAL BENEFITS EQUAL TO 100% OF THEIR PENSION AND HAVE GRANTED RESTORATION OF ONE – THIRD COMMUTTED PORTION OF PENSION.

In the Pension revision orders issued by Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare on 4th August 2016 , it is stated that the cases of the above mentioned category of Pensioner’s is not covered by the 4th August orders and that orders for regulating pension of such pensioners will be issued separately. Even though seven months are over , the orders revising the pension of above category of pensioners is yet to be issued . Action may be taken to expedite orders.

Source :http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/

Absorption of Diploma Holders as JE II – case of Diploma Holder Progressmen working in RE Organization



Dated: 14.04.2017

No. I/2/Part III

The Secretary (E),
RailwayBoard,
New Delhi

Dear sir,

Sub: Absorption of Diploma Holders as JE II – case of Diploma Holder Progressmen working in RE Organization-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 12/2011 & 24/2012.

Para 2 of Board’s letter No. 2016/E(LR)FNM1-12 dated 14/12/2016.
NFIR’s letter No. U2/Pt. III dated 19/12/2016.
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Further to above, Federation has come to know that even at present there are three Draftsmen who have been working on adhoc basis in the office of CPMIRE, Chennai in erstwhile scale PB-1 + GP 2400. In this connection, NFIR encloses copies of letter dated 10/05/1995 (GM(P)/RE) and another letter dated 28/02/2001 (GM/S. Rly) addressed to Railway Board for conveying instructions to the RE & GM/S. Railway. Non-regularization of Draftsmen and non-grant of GP 4200 (PB-2) as JE (Drg) has resulted loss of status and emoluments to these staff. The said staff should have been regularly absorbed as JE (Drg) 11/2 decade back.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue suitable instructions in order to ensure that all remaining staff working on adhoc basis in the RE/S. Railway are regularized with retrospective effect without further delay.

Also Read:Allowance Committee can remove Anomalies in 7th CPC Pay Scales ? – Govt reply
Also Read:Lok Sabha Q & A committee on allowances of 7th CPC
Encl: As above

Yours faithfully
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah),
General Secretary

https://NFIR
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Reimbursement of Medical claims of serving and retired Railway employees-Simplification of procedure


Dated : 17.04.2017

No.I/12/Part V

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Reimbursement of Medical claims of serving and retired Railway employees -Simplification of procedure – requested.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 41/2016.

(ii) NFIR’s letter No. U12/Part V dated 09/05/2016.

The agenda Item No. 41/2016 came up for discussions in the NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 22/23-12-2016 when Official Side explained that a new simplified procedure is being drafted and it will be finalized shortly in consultation with the Federation. Although a period of more than three months has passed, the draft procedure/proforma have not been shared with the Federation.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to make available the draft procedure along with the proforma relating to reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by the serving and retired Railway employees at an early date so that the same could be examined by the Federation for finalization.

Yours faithful,

S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah),
General Secretary

Source :NFIR

Service Certificate issued to the retiring Railway Employees — modification of proforma requested-reg.



Dated : 17.04.2017 

No. II/28/Part VI

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub:Service Certificate issued to the retiring Railway Employees — modification of proforma requested-reg.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No. II/28/Part VI dated 15/03/2017.

Railway Board’s kind attention is invited to Federation’s letter of even number dated 15/03/2017 on the above subject.

While enclosing copy of Federation’s letter dated 15/03/2017, NFIR once again requests the Railway Board to expedite decision to streamline the proformae of Service Certificate and Last Pay Certificate so that retiring employees may not face hassels for availing health care facilities. A copy of the communication sent to the GMs etc., may be endorsed to the Federation.

DA/As above

Yours faithfull

S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary



Dated : 15.03.2017

No.II/28/Part VI

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Service Certificates issued to the retiring railway employees — modification of proforma-requested.

NFIR has since come to know that in the Service Certificates being issued to the retiring railway employees, it has been mentioned as “Is he member of RECHS or RELHS — Yes or No”. However, in the Last Pay Certificate being issued to retiring employees, it has been mentioned as –Last Basic Pay drawn to be recovered from settlement dues towards RELHS”. Photostat copies of the Last Pay Certificate as well Service Certificate of retired employee of South Central Railway are enclosed.

In this connection, NFIR conveys that the sentence in the Service Certificate “Is he member of RECHS or RELHS — Yes or No is unnecessary as the Last Pay drawn amount is compulsorily being deducted from the settlement dues of retiring employees. Instead, the Service Certificate should contain an endorsement –HelShe is member of RELHS for which an amount of Rupees which is equivalent to the Last Pay Drawn was deducted”. The present proforma of Service COficate and LPC needs to be suitably modified in order to remove confusion and hardships,retiring staff in future days.

Incidentally, it is mentioned that when the above deficiency was pointed out at Zonal level it has been conveyed that the proforma cannot be changed at Zonal level as the formats have been designed and operated by CRIS, New Delhi.

NFIR, therefore, requests Railway Board’s intervention to re-design formats of service certificate and LPC suitably, duly taking into account the points mentioned above.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source :NFIR

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mass Dharna In Front Of Finance Minister’s Office-Confederation news



CIRCULAR DATED – 13.04.2017

URGENT
IMPORTANT

CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDED TO INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE

MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE
NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHI

ON 23.05.2017 (TUESDAY 12 AM TO 04 PM)

NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATION AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES ON SAME DAY

MORE THAN 2000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE PROTEST DHARNA.

Demanding Honouring of assurance given by Group of Ministers including Finance Minister, settle the charter of demands submitted by Confederation, increase minimum pay and fitment formula, payment of revised allowances including HRA w.e.f 01.01.2016, implementation of option – I pension parity recommended by 7th CPC, Scrap New Contributory Pension Scheme and bring all employees appointed after 01.01.2004 under the purview of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, Grant Civil Servant Status and revise the wages and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks, regularise all casual and contract workers, Revise pension of autonomous body pensioners and grant dearness relief due from 01.07.2016, withdraw “Very good” bench mark condition for MACP etc.

2nd PHASE OF AGITATION
HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & PENSIONERS

IN FRONT OF MAJOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY DURING LUNCH HOUR
ON 22.06.2017 (THURSDAY)

All affiliated organisations and COCs are requested to mobilise maximum number of employees & pensioners in the above two programmes. Detailed circular will be issued shortly

CONFEDERATION & ALL INDIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION JOINTLY ORGANIZE
CENTRAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
NATIONAL CONVENTION ON NPS
(NEW CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SCHEME)
ON 10.06.2017 (SATURDAY)
AT NEW DELHI

VENUE: MPCU SHAH AUDITORIUM, CLUB ROAD, LUDLOW CASTLE, CIVIL LINES, NEW DELHI, DELHI 110054 (Near Civil Lines Metro Station)

About 1000 delegates participate. Details will be published shortly

CONFEDERATION
ALL INDIA TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP
On 6th & 7th May 2017
At BTR Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram

About 250 delegates will attend the camp.

Change in Venue
Please note that the venue of the All India Trade Union Education Camp is shifted from EMS Academy to BTR Bhavan Mele Thampamoor, Thiruvananthapuram, which is in the heart of the city and walkable distance from Railway station and Bus stand. Contract numbers of Reception Committee is given below.

1. Com. V. Sreekumar, State President, C-O-C, Kerala – 09447254666
2. Com. P. V. Rajendran, General Secretary, C-O-C Kerala – 09446023884
3. Com. S. Asok Kumar, District Secretary, C-O-C Trivandrum – 09446849677
4. Com. K. Kamalasanan, President, C-O-C Trivandrum District – 09495515784

Number of delegates allotted to each affiliated organization and C-O-Cs

1. National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) (All affiliates) – 100
2. Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) – 30
3. All India Audit & Accounts Association – 20
4. All India Civil Accounts Employees Association – 20
5. National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees – 20
6. Ground Water Board Employees Association – 15
7. All other affiliates (each organization) – 3 each
8. C-O-C Kerala – 50
9. C-O-C West Bengal – 20
10. C-O-C Tamilnadu – 30
11. C-O-C Karnataka – 20
12. C-O-C Andhra/Telangana – 20
13. C-O-C Uttar Pradesh – 10
14. C-O-C Mumbai – 10
15. C-O-C Nagpur – 5
16. C-O-C Delhi – 15
17. All other C-O-Cs (maximum) – 5 each

All affiliated organisation and COCs are requested to ensure participation of allotted quota of delegates without fail. The camp will start at 10:00 AM on 6th May and continue upto 5:00 PM on 7th May 2017. Accommodation and food will be arranged by the Reception Committee. Delegate fee Rs. 800/- (Rs. Eight Hundred only) per head.

Yours fraternally,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: & Whatsapp – 09447068125

E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source : http://confederationhq.blogspot.in

Agenda Items for next meeting of Standing Committee Meeting of NC(JCM)-NFIR NEWS

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. IV/NFIR/SCM/Pt. VI        

Dated: 12/04/2017

The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Agenda Items for next meeting of Standing Committee Meeting of NC (JCM)-reg.

Ref: NFIR’ s letter No. IV/NFIRISCM/Pt. VI dated 05/03/2017 to the Secretary, JCM (Staff Side), New Delhi and copy endorsed to the affiliated Unions.

A copy of Agenda Item on ‘Counting of full service of Temporary Casual Labourers for Pensionary and retirement benefits in Railways’ listed for discussion in the next Standing Committee Meeting of the NC/JCM is enclosed for information and circulation.

End: As above

Yours fraternally,

S/d,
(Dr. M. RaghaVai h)
General Secretary

No.IV/NFIR/SCM/Pt. VI            

Dated: 05/03/2017

The Secretary,
JCM (Staff Side),
13-C, Ferozshah Road,
New Delhi,

Dear Brother,

Sub: Agenda Items for next meeting of Standing Committee of NC (JCM)-reg.

Ref: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, DoP&T’s letter No, F. No. 3/3/2016-JCA dated 1st March 2017.

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Please find enclosed the items to be included in the agenda for meeting.

Fnel: Two

Yours fraternally,

S/d,
(Dr. M. RaghaVai h)
General Secretary


Sub: Counting full service of Temporary causal labourers for pensionary and retirement benefits in Railways-reg.

The Staff Side had discussed its demand for counting full service of temporary status of casual labourers for pensionary and retirement benefits at the level of Railway Ministry, Consequently, the Railway Ministry had agreed and accordingly proposal was sent to the Ministry of Finance and DoP&T seeking clearance. Unfortunately, the MoF/DoP&T have not accorded approval:-

In this connection, the Staff Side brings following key points for consideration.

The Casual Labourers in. Railways had attained temporary status on completion of prescribed days of continuous working and got the benefits admissible to temporary Railway/Government employees such as regular Pay Scale, Medical facility etc.,

The Railway Administrations have however taken abnormally long periods to absorb them as regular staff although regular posts were vacant.

The status of casual labourers in railways after acquiring temporary status (termed as Temporary employee) is exactly similar to the substitutes in whose case, the total service from the date of attainment of temporary status is counted for reckoning qualifying service for pensionary
Various CATs, High Courts and even the Apex Court have given decisions against the. , differential treatment between the casual labour and substitutes particularly when both attained temporary status and directed to treat them at par so far as reckoning the service from the date of temporary status till the date of regularization for pensionary benefits etc.,

The SLPs filed by the Union of India before the Apex Court in a: few cases of casual labourers were dismissed and the Hon’ble Supreme Court had directed the Union of India to calculate Pension and other retinal benefits payable to the retiringlretired employees, taking into account the 100% temporary status service.

The Staff Side, therefore, requests to consider the above valid points and accord approval for counting total temporary status service of Casual Labourers for pensionary benefits in Railways.

Source :NFIR

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