Thursday, 23 March 2017

7th CPC Allowance Committee Report - Minister once again replied in Parliament on 22.3.2017


7th CPC Allowance Committee Report - Minister once again replied in Parliament on 22.3.2017

DoPT Minister replied in Lok Sabha on 22nd March 2017 regarding the status of the Committee on Allowances.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Shri DR. JITENDRA SINGH said in a written reply to various questions regarding the report of allowance committee in Parliament on 22.3.2017 as follows:

“Several representations have been received from various employees’ associations on allowances by the Committee on Allowances. Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) has also requested to resolve the pending issues including allowances as soon as possible.

To examine the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on Allowances (other than Dearness Allowance), a Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and Secretary, Expenditure has been set up by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on 22.07.2016.
In the 13 meetings held so far, the Committee has interacted with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) and the representatives of All India Railwaymen Federation (AIRF), National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), All India Train Controllers Association (AITCA), All India Guards Council (AIGC), Federation of National Postal Organization, National Federation of Postal Employees, Bhartiya Postal Employees Federation, Bhartiya Postal Employees Association (Group-C), Joint Action Council of Service Doctors Organization (JACSDO), All India GDMO Association (AIGDMOA), Delhi Administration Doctors Welfare Association (DADWA), Faculty Association (Maulana Azad Medical College and associated hospitals), Faculty Welfare Association (Lady Hardinge Medical College), Safdarjung Hospital Medical Officers Association, All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF), Railway Nurses of India, All India ESIC Nurses Federation, PGI Nurses Welfare Association, Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), National Federation of Atomic Energy (NFAEE).

The Committee has not yet submitted its report to the Government. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.

Authority: Lok Sabha

More than 9.5 lakhs women avail benefit under the Maternity Benefit Programme during 2014-15 and 2015-16


More than 9.5 lakhs women avail benefit under the Maternity Benefit Programme during 2014-15 and 2015- 16

Scheme to be implemented on a Pan India basis w.e.f. 01.01.2017

The Maternity Benefit Programme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme being implemented through the State Governments/UT Administrations. The Ministry issues guidelines for implementation of the Programme, releases funds in the prescribed cost sharing ratio and monitors implementation of the scheme. Whenever, any incident of non-payment of benefits under the Programme is brought to the notice of the Ministry, the concerned State Government/UT Administration is requested to take necessary action in this regard.
Adequate fund have been placed at the disposal of States/UTs for providing maternity benefit to the eligible beneficiaries.

Earlier this scheme was implemented in selected 53 districts of the country, the Government has approved pan- India Implementation of Maternity Benefit Programme to cover all the districts of the country with effect from 01.01.2017. Year-wise details of funds allotted to the scheme are as under:

Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Allocations
(Rupees in Crore)
BE- 520.00
RE-403.00
BE-520.00
RE-93.87
BE-500.00
RE- 300.00
BE-400.00
RE-358.00
BE-438.00
RE-233.50
BE-400.00
RE-617.00*
* For implementation of Maternity Benefit Programme.

Details of funds released under the Maternity Benefit Programme during 2011-12 to 2016-17 (Up to 06.03.2017) and number of beneficiaries across the country is as follows:

Year2011- 122012- 132013- 142014- 152015-16
Funds Released (Rs. In Crores) 293.8382.57232.05343.13233.46
Beneficiaries309749644167588971616420336910
No. Of States not reported data of beneficiaries4038 10

This information was given by Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Smt Krishna Raj in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Implementation of creamy layer criteria


Implementation of creamy layer criteria

In case of recommendation of name of a candidate by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for service allocation, the candidate is considered for allocation to one of those services by the Government for which he has indicated his preference subject to fulfilment of other conditions like Medical fitness, eligibility for availing reservation as per Civil Services Examination Rules and extant instructions on the subject. Further, vacancies reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates are filled by the candidates eligible for availing OBC (Non Creamy Layer) reservation.

The Supreme Court of India in the Indra Sawhney judgement referred to 'creamy' layer as those sections or identified groups among the backward classes who are excluded from the purview of reservation. Further, the criterion for determining creamy layer amongst OBCs is provided in the Schedule to the OM dated 08.09.1993. For Category VI of the aforesaid Schedule, wherein Income/Wealth Test for determination of creamy layer has been prescribed, the income ceiling is revised from time to time. The current income ceiling for that purpose is Rs 6 Lakh per annum, as stipulated in DoPT OM dated 27.05.2013.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Devender Goud T. in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS


Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS

F.No.A.60011/13/2017-CGHS.II
Government Of India
Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare
C.G.H.S. -II Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 8th March 2017.
ORDER

Subject: Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS - regarding.

In pursuance to Nursing Division's Order No.Z.28015/41/2014-N, dated 09.09.2016, the nomenclature of following Nursing Staff in CGHS have been changed as mentioned against each, with immediate effect:

SL.No.Existing Nomenclature of the PostNew Nomenclature
1Staff NurseNursing Officer
2Nursing SisterSenior Nursing Officer

2. The change in nomenclature as mentioned above doesn’t involve change in duties and responsibilities and any additional financial benefits.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
(Dharminder Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. Of India

Signed Copy

Fixed Minimum Wages for Workers


Fixed Minimum Wages for Workers

The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 provides for both the Central and State Governments as the appropriate Governments to fix, review and revise the minimum wages of the workers employed in the scheduled employments under their respective jurisdictions. Presently, there are 45 scheduled employments in the Central Sphere while in the State Sphere the number of such employments is 1709.

The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 is implemented by the Centre as well as the States in respect of their respective jurisdiction. In the Central Sphere, the enforcement is secured through the Inspecting Officers of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) commonly designated as Central Industrial Relations Machinery (CIRM), the compliance in the State sphere is ensured through the State Enforcement Machinery. They conduct regular inspections and in the event of detection of any case of non-payment or under-payment of minimum wages, they advise the employers to make payment of the shortfall of wages. In case of non-compliance, penal provisions against the defaulting employers are invoked. Details of enforcement of Minimum Wages Act, 1948 during 2014-15, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 (upto December, 2016) are given below.

S .No.Particulars2014- 152015-162016-17
(upto Dec., 2016)
1No. of Inspections Conducted658298035732
2No. of Irregularities detected687477593839837
3No. Irregularities Rectified878094646740541
4No. of Prosecutions Launched377415491636
5No. of Convictions278214761386

Claim cases under Minimum Wages Act
YEARCLAIMSAMOUNT AWARDED (in Rs.)
B/FFILEDDECIDEDAWARDEDRECOVERERDPAID TO WORKES
1234567
2013-143855300028381230300725079411533439937
2014-1539802167248598568813589224430526714
2015-1636727431796666544174412803634879425
2016-17
(upto Dec., 2016)
2610719827749370484124193438196925

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Source : PIB

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