Wednesday, August 31, 2016

7th Pay Commission Minimum Pay and Multiplication Factor Committee Meeting held on 30th August 2016 – Brief of Meeting as reported in Staff Side JCM website

Shiva Gopal Mishra

National council (staff Side)
Joint Consulative Machinery for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
E-Mail :


Dated: August 30, 2016

All Constituents of National Council(JCM)
Dear Comrades!

Sub: Brief of the meeting held today between the Government of India and the National Council (JCM) (Staff Side)

The Government of India has constituted a committee, under the Chairmanship of Addl. Secretary(Exp.) with J.S.(Pers.), JS(Estt.) and JS(Imp.) as members, to deal with the pending issues of our memorandum, submitted to the Empowered Committee, of which prominent are “Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor”.

The first meeting of the said committee with the National Council(JCM) Staff Side was held today, i.e. 30th August, 2016, which remained almost introductory. Apart from the Official Side members, Shri M. Raghaviah, Shri M.S. Raja and I myself(from the Staff Side JCM) attended the said meeting.

We raised vehemently the issues of “Minimum Wage and Multiplying Formula” and made them very clear that; the VII CPC has accepted Dr. Aykroyd Formula for fixing Minimum Wage, but has not implemented the said formula in full sense, so, that is notacceptable to the Staff Side(JCM), therefore, Minimum Wage from Rs.18000 must be enhanced and accordingly Fitment Formulashould also be changed.

It was agreed by the committee that, since we are again meeting on 1st September, 2016 with the Committee on Allowances, the next meeting of the said committee will be fixed in consultation with the Staff Side(JCM).

Thereafter, we also met the Cabinet Secretary(Government of India) and there also we shown our anguish about the inordinate delay in resolving those issues which were agreed to. The Cabinet Secretary said that, orders for the gratuity have been issued for the NPS covered employees, and orders for the PLB and arrears have also been issued. Many of the issues raised by the Staff Side(JCM) have been accepted and implemented and the remaining issues would also be pursued and settled.

Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (staff side)
NC/JCM & Convener

Source: National Council, Staff Side JCM..

Monday, August 15, 2016

7th Pay Commission – CG Employees can expect revised Allowances by November – The information was given by finance minister Arun Jaitley to the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday in response to a question pertaining to the pay commission.

7th pay commission – The government is likely to take a decision about the hike in allowances for Central government employees by November this year when the panel appointed to examine it submits its report.

The committee headed by finance secretary has secretaries from home affairs, defence, health and family welfare as its members; the first meeting of the committee that was constituted on July 22 was held on August 4.
The information was given by finance minister Arun Jaitley to the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday in response to a question pertaining to the pay commission.
The hike in the salary component as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission (CPC) was accepted with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016. The arrears have been paid to the 47 lakh employees while 52 lakh pensioners are expected to get their arrears in due course.
A study by Tata Strategic ManagementGroup had estimated the quantum ofallowances at Rs. 34,000 crore. This could change if the committee differs from the hike proposed by the 7th CPC.
The committee has been asked to submit its report within four months. Therefore, a decision on increased allowances for about 1 crore employees and pensioners can be expected by November.
While approving the recommendations of the 7th pay commission, the government has said in an official statement on June 29 that the committee to examine the allowanceswill submit its report in a time-bound manner.
The 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others after examining 196 allowances.
“Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for Allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinetdecided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th pay commission on Allowances. The Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision, all existingAllowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates,” the statement said.
The Union Cabinet also decided to appoint two separate committees to examine implementation of pension under the National Pension Systems (NPS) and discrepancies/anomalies that could stem from implementing the 7th CPC.
The recommendations of the 7th central pay commission cover 47 lakh Central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.
Source: IBtimes

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Circle union adressed CPMG for grant of OTA or C.Off to staff on extra seating- early calling in office due to CBS related frequent problems.

Email to Chief Postmaster General Gujarat Circle, Ahmedabad on 13-07-2016

Hon. Sir,                                     Date: 13-8-16
Namaskar. The matter for issue of instructions for noting of details of extra attendance on records of each office and grant of Overtime Allowance or C.Off in lieu of extra attendance by postal staff in CBS offices due to system/Network failure was discussed in relevant item in previous RJCM meeting and it was agreed and instructions are not yet issued by C. O.

It has become a routine harassement to our staff. On 11th Afternoon to 12th August late evening there was total blockage of work due to Sify side issue. Nobody was knowing how much time, they have to sit in office for EOD. Divisional heads were pressing staff to stay in office. Ultimately a message was moved as under:

As per instructions of DD-CEPT, Please leave for the day and instruct the officials to come 7:00 AM on 13-Aug-2016 to clear the Blocking validations.

Thank you for your patience. Good night.


Now see, our officers are exploiting staff if they are late in office even for few minutes. So many officers keep attendance registers in their chambers and suppress staff for any occasional lecuna. How can it be agreeable that same staff sit extra hours uncalculated time without any reward? How can they all be asked to attend at 07-00,am without any remuneration or OTA?

Staff side urges for issue of instructions that OTA or C/off should be granted on such occasions. Please issue instructions also as per RJCM discussions.

with regards, 

yours Sincerely

Rashmin Purohit
Circle Secretary
AIPE Union Group 'C'
Gujarat Circle
At: Junagadh HO 362001

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Govt to set up 2 Committees to hire retired Central Govt Employees

NEW DELHI – Two committees will soon be set up by the government for hiring of retired CG employees as consultants in various Ministries and departments, Lok Sabha was informed today.
Minister for Personnel and PMO Jitendra Singh said bureaucrats and polity were two essential pillars of democracy and bureaucrats and civil servants were tools of governments.
“We can’t achieve good governance with bad tools. Therefore, it sometimes become necessary to appoint retired bureaucrats. We are now planning to set up a committee with representatives of concerned Ministries or Departments as well as Department of Personnel which will select such candidates.
“If the appointment would be for more than two years and the salary would be more than Rs 50,000, another committee, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, would consider any such proposal of appointment of retired bureaucrats,” he said during Question Hour.
The Minister said while appointing retired bureaucrats as consultants, the government’s efforts were always objective rather than subjective.
“As the consultants and advisors are not to be engaged against regular posts, it is not likely to affect the morale of serving officials or employment opportunities for the youth. Moreover they bring expertise with them which only improves overall efficiency of the government,” he said.
Singh said as per the extant rules, the Ministries and Departments may hire external professionals, consultancy firms or consultants for a specific job, not against regular post. Some retired senior civil servants having expertise and eminence are also appointed as advisors with a view to achieve certain specified public policy objectives.
The Minister said the government is also framing guidelines for appointment of retired CG employees as consultants.
Source: ET

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet to decide on allowances, says FM Jaitley

7th Pay Commission: Cabinet to decide on allowances, says FM Jaitley

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will take a decision on the suggestions of a special committee which has been set up to look into the provision of allowances under the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday.
Replying to a question on the pay commission in Rajya Sabha, the minister said the government has decided that the recommendations on allowances, other than dearness allowance, will be examined by a committee headed by Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare among others as its members.
The committee, which was constituted on July 22, has been asked to submit its report within four months. Its first meeting took place on August 4.
“As far as allowances are concerned, 51 have been abolished while 37 have been subsumed. As the measures are radical in nature, even the employees’ unions have given their suggestions in the matter and therefore a special committee has been formed to look into it. Whatever the committee decides, it will go to the Cabinet,” Jaitley said.
The matters relating to pay and pension as decided by the government have been implemented with effect from January one this year.
Replying to a related question, Jaitley said it was the responsibility of the state governments to pay the salaries of their employees from their internal resources.
“So they will have to manage it from their own resources,” he said.
Digvijaya Singh (Congress) said the banking industry was in a crisis and lakhs and crores of rupes have gone into NPAs, willfull defaulters’ list and restructured loans.
So in this changed scenario, was the government planning to amend the section 45(E) of RBI Act 1934 which prohibits disclosing credit information, he asked.
“Transparency is a very popular word and it is being accepted all over the world. With transparency and with the coming of RTI Act, even then in some matters it is balanced with commercial confidentiality..There are some laws which are there since long time like the Income Tax..
“Therefore, the governemnt will have to work under the framework of these laws. Currently, the government has no proposal to change this provision,” Jaitley said.
As per 45(E) of RBI Act 1934, RBI is prohibited from disclosing credit information except under certain conditions.
Jaitley said the RBI gives detailed guidelines to banks on how to deal with the non-performing assets, stressed assets and how restructuring could be done.
To a question from KTS Tulsi, Jaitley said “trading and industrial advances” amount for larger NPAs in the country.
“As far as different sectors are concerned, there has been an experience that in case of smaller loans the level of NPAs have been much lesser. For example in the macro financing etc, the recoveries are to the extent of 99 per cent and therefore NPAs are much lesser. The higher NPAs are really in relation to much larger trading and industrial advances,” he said.
As of March 31, the gross NPAs of public sector banks stood at Rs 4.76 lakh crore, Jaitley said.
On hearing this, Tulsi said “that’s why farmers are killing themselves.”
Jaitley said the “farmers were killing themselves because the prices are not remunerative, the cost of cultivation has gone up and they are not able to pay off debts. This is the principle reason why the farm sector was in distress”.
Replying to a separate question, Jaitley said RBI had ordered an asset quality review of entire banking system which has been done on basis of which NPAs are now openly stated.
“And that is why in each quarterly asessment a provision is being made by classifying the NPAs as NPAs which was otherwise not being done. Therefore the accouts and balancesheets are now being cleaned up under the asset quality review which is being undertaken,” he said.
Source : zeenews

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension

No.4/38/2008-P&PW (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
(Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare)
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 4th August, 2016
Subject-Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorpt ion in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous Bodies – Stepping up of notional full pension w.e.f . 1.01.2006 for the purpose of Dearness relief and additional pension for old pensioners.
Orders for revision of 1/3rd restored pension of absorbees , who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption, were issued vide this Department O.M. of even number dated 15.9.2008 as amended/ modified vide OM No.4/30/201 0-P&PW(D) dated 11.07.2013. As per these memorandums, the full pension of the absorbees was notionally revised w.e.f . 1.1.2006 in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008. The payment of DR and additional pension to old pensioners is regulated on the basis of the notional full pension.
2. Instructions were issued vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 for stepping up of the pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f . 24.9.2012 . Accordingly, the notional full pension of the absorbee pensioners was also stepped up w .e.f 24.09.2012 in accordance with the instructions contained in the aforesaid OM dated 28.1.2013 vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 03.04.2013.
3. Instructions were issued vide this Department’s OM No 38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated 30.07.2015 for revision of pension/ family pension of all pre- 2006 pensioners/ family pensioners in accordance with this Department’s OM dated 28.01.2013 with effect from 1.01.2006 instead of 24.09 .2012 . Accordingly , the notional full pension of absorbee pensioners was also revised in accordance with the instructions contained in aforesaid OM dated 30.07.2015 w.e.f. 1.01.2006 instead of 24.09.2012 for purpose of payment of dearness relief and additional pension for old pensioners vide this Department’s OM of even no. Dated 17.02.2016.
4. Instructions have now been issued vide this Department’s OM No. 38/37/08 P&PW(A) dated 6.04.2016 that the revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the Pay Band and the grade pay (wherever applicable) corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale as per fitment table without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they had qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement. Accordingly , the notional full pension of absorbee pensioners would also be revised in accordance with the instructions contained in aforesaid OM dated 6.04.2016 w.e.f. 1.01.2006 and dearness relief and additional pension for old pensioners would be admissible on such notional revised full pension . There will, however , be no change in the actual 1/3rd restored pension determined in accordance with the OM dated 15.09.2008 read with OM dated 11.07.2013.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No.1(5)/E.V/2012 dated 4.07.2016.
(Harjit Singh)
Source: NFIR

Friday, August 5, 2016


        WORKING CLASS UNITY ZINDABAD                             INQUILAB ZINDABAD


2016 September 2nd General Strike 12 Point Charter of Demands of Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions submitted to government

5 per cent interim relief released by HP govt

5 per cent interim relief released by HP govt 
Himachal Government today released five per cent interim relief to its employees and pensioners from August 1 this year.
The Interim Relief (IR) would be paid on basic salary plus Grade Pay but would not be part of salary and no allowance would be payable on it, a notification issued by the government said.
The pensioners would also get five percent interim relief from August 2016, payable along with pension for the month.
The release of IR would put annual burden of about Rs 300 crore on the state exchequer, Additional Chief secretary, SK Baldi said.
Chief minister Virbhadra Singh had made the announcement to release five per cent IR from August 1 during his budget speech in March this year.
However, the government has not yet released the installment of six per cent additional DA to the employees which was due from January 1, 2016.
Meanwhile, the government?today announced 8.1 per cent interest on general provident Fund and other such savings to the employees for current Financial Year.
Source : zeenews