Friday, 18 August 2017

7th CPC related issues - Review of agitational programmes - Demands raised in the charter of demands


7th CPC related issues - Review of agitational programmes organised by Confederation and the present position of the various demands raised in the charter of demands - Future course of action.

The National Secretariat reviewed various agitational programmes independently organised by Confederation viz: Massive Parliament March on 15-12-2016, one day nationwide strike on 16-03-2017, Mass Dharna organised in front of Finance Minister’s Office on 23-05-2017, Human Chain of Central Govt. employees on 22-06-2017 and Burning of the HRA orders on 25-07-2017. It is reported by all National Secretariat members that the employees and pensioners had participated in large number in all the above programmes.

The Government has already implemented Revised Pay Scales, Revised Allowances and Revised Pension based on 5th CPC recommended parity formula for pre-2016 pensioners. The assurances given by Group of Ministers on 30-06-2016 regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula still remains unimplemented. Govt. has not considered the demand to restore HRA rate to 30%, 20% and 10% and implement it from 01-01-2016. All revised allowances are implemented prospectively from 01-07-2017 thereby denying arrears from 01-01-2016. The Option-I parity for pensioners recommended by 7th CPC is rejected by the Government, instead 5th CPC recommended parity is extended to all pre-2016 pensioners. The "very good" bench mark condition imposed for grant of MACP is not yet modified. Even though NPS Committee constituted by Govt. for streamlining NPS has submitted its report to Government, its recommendations are still not made public. The demand for withdrawal of Contributory Pension Scheme and guaranteeing minimum pension (50% of the last pay drawn) is still pending. All other demands raised in the confederation and NJCA charter of demands are also remaining unsettled.

Unfortunately, inspite of the totally negative attitude and non-honouring of the assurance given to NJCA by the BJP-led NDA Government, the dominant leadership of NJCA is not in favour of reviving the deferred indefinite strike and no serious agitational programmes was organised after 6th July 2016 (i.e. after deferring the strike) under the united banner of NJCA, which compelled the Confederation to demarcate and organise independent struggle programmes as mentioned above including one day nation-wide strike.

The National Secretariat meeting took note of the above situation and decided to request once again the Railway Federations which are leading the NJCA as Chairman (NFIR) and Convenor (AIRF) to chalk out serious agitational programmes including strike under the banner of NJCA. Confederation National Secretariat strongly felt that to make the Govt. to honour its assurance on Minimum Pay and Fitment formula, to grant enhanced rate of HRA from 01-01-2016, to get Option-I parity implemented for pre-2016 pensioners, to modify the retrograde bench mark condition for MACP, to scrap NPS and ensure guaranteed minimum pension, to settle the justified demands of Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual, Contract Workers, a united indefinite strike under the banner of NJCA (Railway, Defence & Confederation) is the need of the hour.

In the absence of a united struggle under the banner of NJCA, the Confederation National Secretariat decided to organise the following agitational programmes in a phased manner.

1. Mass dharna at all District headquarters demanding settlement of modified charter of demands of Confederation on 19th September 2017 (Tuesday).

2. Mass dharna at all state capitals on 17th October, 2017 (Tuesday).

3. Three days massive relay dharna in front of Parliament from 9th November to 11th November 2017 along with Central Trade Unions.

4. Indefinite strike in 2018 jointly along with Central Trade Unions. (Date will be finalised by the Central Trade Unions and independent Federations including Confederation).
All affiliated organisations and COCs are requested to make the above programmes a grand success. As the NDA Government is aggressively implementing the neo-liberal policies in all sectors, it is our responsibility to join hands with the entire trade unions and unitedly resist the onslaught. If the Govt. is not ready to change its destructive policies, the workers have no option but to embark upon a prolonged struggle jointly with the suffering common people of our country, to change the Government. It is in this background Confederation National Secretariat decided to join with the 3 days mass dharna at New Delhi and indefinite strike. In the meantime, if NJCA meets and take decisions for any agitational programmes, confederation shall implement the programmes of NJCA also. Modified charter of demands of the Confederation is also enclosed herewith.


3. 2017 June 10th National Convention of Central and State Govt. Employees (Confederation and All India State Government Employees Federation) on "NPS & Outsourcing" - Review and implementation of the decisions taken by the National Convention.

The National Secretariat decided to implement the following decisions of the 2017 June 10th National Convention on "NPS & Out sourcing" jointly organised by Confederation and AISGEF. Confederation C-O-Cs should contact the AISGEF leaders of their respective states and chalk out detailed plan for implementing the decisions. Large scale participation of employees on behalf of Confederation should be ensured in all the programmes:

1.State level joint conventions by 31-08-2017 (date may be extended if required).
2.District /Taluk level joint conventions before 31-10-2017.
3.Mass Joint dharna at all important Centres including State Capitals on 21-11-2017 (21st November 2917 Tuesday).
4.Raj Bhavan March (Date will be finalised later).
5.Nationwide campaign Jatthas covering all states. (Dates to be finalised later)
6.Massive Parliament March (date to be finalised later).

4. (a) WFTU-TUI meeting at Kolkata on 2017 October 9th & 10th and (b) Asia Pacific Regional meet and World Secretariat meeting of Trade Union International (TUI) Public Services at Thiruvananthapuram on 2017 September 11th & 12th.
(a) Meeting of a team of WFTU Secretariat led by Com. George Mavrikos, General Secretary and all TUIs (Trade Union Internationals) Presidents/General Secretaries will be held at Kolkatta on 2017 October 9th & 10th .
(b) Asia-Pacific Regional meet and World Secretariat meeting of TUI (Public Services) will be held at Thiruvananthapuram on 2017 September 11th (TUI meet) and September 12th (Secretariat meeting).
The Total expenditure for the above two meet is to be borne by the organisations which are affiliated to WFTU- TUIs from India. Confederation’s share amount is fixed as Rs.300000/- (3 Lakhs). After detailed discussion the National Secretariat decided that each affiliates of the confederation shall donate share amount as shown below.
1National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) (all affiliates)100000
2Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF)50000
3All India Audit & Accounts Employees Association30000
4Karnataka C-O-C (including/personal donations offered by NFPE leaders) 30000
5National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees15000
6All India Civil Accounts Employees Association15000
7All India Ground  water Board Employees Association15000
8Geological Survey of India Employees Association10000
9COC Tamilnadu10000
10COC Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow)10000
11COC West Bengal5000
12COC Kerala5000
13National Sample Survey Organisation Employees Association3000
14IBM Employees Association5000
15All other affiliatesRs.500/- each

The above amount should be remitted to the Confederation Financial Secretary before 31-08 -2017.
Bank Account details of Confederation CHQ are furnished below.
Bank Indian Overseas Bank, Gole Market Branch, New Delhi-01
Account Number - 084001000015586
IFS Code - IOBA0000840

5. National Convention of workers held on 8th August 2017 at New Delhi-Implementation of decisions.
All the Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations (other than BMS) had Organised a massive National convention of workers on 8th August 2017 at Talkatora Stadium New Delhi against the anti-Labour and anti-people polices of NDA Govt. Confederation being a part of this convention, National Secretariat meeting unanimously decided to implement the following programmes decided by the National convention of workers.
(a) To Work for achieving and accelerating united struggles in all sectors of the economy on respective demands, which has already begun.
(b) To organise Block/District/Industrial Centres/States level massive campaign mobilisation and convention in preperation to Central mobilisation to be followed.
(c) Massive three days dharna at National Capital on 9th, 10th, & 11th November 2017 to be attended by lakhs of workers from all over the country.
(d) To prepare for indefinite countrywide strike action against the anti-people, anti-worker and anti-national policies of the NDA Government.
The following Central Trade Unions have participated in the Convention in addition to independent federations of various sectors including Confederation.

INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, UTUC, LPF.
The National Secretariat decided that charter of demands adopted by the National convention of workers will be part-I charter of demands and confederation charter of demands will be part-II charter of demands for campaign and mobilisation of Central Government employees and also for the proposed indefinite strike.

6.All India Women’s Trade Union Workshop-2017
The National Secretariat decided to organise "All India Women’s Trade Union Workshop-2017" in the month of November/December 2017. C-O-C Maharashtra (Mumbai) is requested to discuss and inform their readiness to hold the workshop at Mumbai as there is larger concentration of women employees in Mumbai. In order to reduce the financial burden of the Reception Committee it is decided that delegate fee will be Rs.1000/- (Rs. One thousand only) per head. As the train reservation commences four months before, the decision of the C-O-C Mumbai should be communicated to the CHQ before 21-08-2017. On confirming the place only quota to each organisation and C-O-Cs etc. are to be fixed. The C-O-C Mumbai is requested to communicate their decision immediately.

7. Holding of a special convention/meeting of Autonomous body employees organisations and Autonomous body pensioners organistions.
The National Secretariat discussed the situation arising out of abnormal delay in revision of pay of Autonomous body employees and also non-issuing of orders for revision of pension of autonomous body pensioners by the concerned Autonomous bodies/Administrative Ministries. In the case of Autonomous body employees, eventhough the Finance Ministry has issued orders extending the 7th CPC pay scales to autonomous body employees on 13-01-2017, the orders are not implemented in 95% of the autonomous bodies due to the stringent conditions imposed by the Finance Ministry. In the case of Autonomous body pensioners, the stand taken by Finance Ministry and Pension Ministry is that they will not issue any orders for revision of pension or grant of Dearness Relief to Autonomous body pensioners. Earlier during 5th CPC and 6th also they have not issued any separate orders, Once Govt. issues orders for revision of pension and grant of dearness relief to Central Govt. Pensioners, it is upto the autonomous bodies to issue orders based on that orders, in consultation with their Administrative Ministries. But no Administrative Ministry has taken action for revision of pension and grant of dearness relief to Autonomous body pensioners. In short a serious crisis has developed regarding revision of pay scales of Autonomous body employees and Revision of Pension and grant of dearness relief to Autonomous body pensioners.
In the view of the above it is decided to convene a special meeting of all Autonomous body employees organisations and Autonomous body pensioners organisations to discuss and decide future course of action. Date and venue of the meeting will finalised shortly.

8. Problems of affiliated organisations of confederation.
Issues relating to the following departments are discussed and suitable decisions taken.
(1) Geological Survey of India
(2) Printing, Publications & stationary.
(3) Ground water Board.
(4) DAVP
(5) Civil Accounts
(6) Passport
Meeting Commenced at 11 AM and ended at 6 PM.
Fraternally yours,
M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Mob & WhatsApp : 09447068125
email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1.Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of 30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2.Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.

3. Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4.Treat GraminDakSewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.

5.Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.

6.No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7.Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from "GOOD" to VERY GOOD" and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12.Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13.Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in LokSabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.

14.Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15.Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.

16.Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18.Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19.Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20.Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension Rules in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.

21.Implementation of the "equal pay for equal work" judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

Source : Confederation

7th Pay Commission - Conveyance Allowance for Postal Employees


7th Pay Commission - Conveyance Allowance for Postal  Employees

F.No.17-01/2017-PAP
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION AND IT
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
(ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION )

DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG, NEW DELHI - 110 001
Dated, the 08 August, 2017
To
ALL HEADS OF CIRCLES,
ALL GM (PAF)/DAS (P),
ALL DIRECTORS POSTAL STAFF COLLEGE INDIA/PTCs.

Sub:(i) Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Conveyance Allowance.

(ii) Guidelines on Air Travel on official Tours - Purchase of Air Tickets from authorised agent.
I am direct to forward herewith the copies of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's Office Memorandum No.19039/03/2017-E.IV dated 19th July, 2017 and O.M.No.19024/22/2017-E.IV dated 19th July, 2017 on the subject cited above for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.
S/d,
(K.V. Vijaykumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

No. 19024/22/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 19t July, 2017
Office Memorandum

Subject :  Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tore - Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments O.M. No. 19024/1/2005-E.IV dated 24.03.2006, O.M. No 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.09.2010 and O.M. No 19024/1/2012-E.IV dated 09.07.2013 regarding guidelines on Air travel As per these guidelines, in all cases of Air Travel where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/Website of Airlines) and if needed, by utilizing the services of three Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL), M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (AU) and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC).

2.This Department is receiving a large number of proposals from various Ministries/Departments seeking ex¬post-facto relaxation of the prescribed procedure for purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents only.

3.The matter has been reconsidered in this Department All Ministries/Departments are again directed to
(i)   Ensure strict compliance of extant guidelines for purchase of air ticket directly from Airlines at Booking Counters/office/website of Airlines) or from three authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC only by all officials/offices under the control. Henceforth relaxation on account of ignorance/unawareness of these guidelines will not be considered by this Department.

ii) In case of ton-availability of authorized ant at a particular place, ticket may be booked from website of Airlines or web portal of Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd., M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC.

ill)  In respect of Non-officials of Committees/Boards/Panels, the concerned Ministry/Department have to mention In the meeting notice that the Non-official Member has to purchase the ticket from authorized travel agent only otherwise his claim will not be settled by that Ministry/Department.

iv) All Ministries /Departments of the Government of India, etc. have to widely circulate this O.M. in all offices including attached/subordinate offices/ autonomous bodies under their control with specific instructions to Heads of Departments concerned for strict compliance of these guidelines. Non-compliance of these guidelines by Ministries/Departments will treated as lapse on the part of the concerned Ministry/Department.
S/d,
(Nirmala Dev )
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India.


F.No. 19039/03/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 19th July, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Conveyance Allowance.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission and in supersession of this Department OM No. 19039/2/2008-E.IV, dated 23rd September, 2008 the President is pleased to revise the rates of Fixed Conveyance Allowance admissible under SR-25 to Central Government employees as indicated below:
Rs. per month

Average Monthly Travel on Official DutyFor Journey by Own Motor Car  For Journeys by other Modes of  Conveyance
201-300 km1680556
301-450 km2520720
451 - 600 km2980960
601 -800 Km36461126
>800km45001276

2.These rates shall automatically increase by 25% whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

3.Conditions and provisions mentioned in SR 25 shall continue to apply.

4.These orders will be effective from 1st July, 2017.

5.In so far as the staff serving in the. Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
Hindi version is attached.
S/d,
( Annie George Mathew )
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

ECHS: Enhancement of contractual remuneration of Doctors/Officers engaged on contract basis


ECHS: Enhancement of contractual remuneration of Doctors/Officers engaged on contract basis

22D(19)/2017/WE/D(Res)
Govt of India
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi, the 16th August, 2017
To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
ORDER
Sir,
I am directed to convey the sanction of the Competent authority to the following amendments in Para 2 of GoI letter No. 22d(50)/2007/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 27th Nov 2015 as amended vide Ministry of Defence letter No. 22D(50)/2007/US(WE)/d(Res) dated 06.04.2016 regarding contractual remuneration of employees engaged on contract basis in ECHS.

2. Sl. No. 1 to 4 of para 2 to read as follows:-
3. The revised order will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.
4. The issue with the concurrence Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their U.O. No. 33 (05)/2009/Fin/Pen. Dated 09.08.2017.
Yours Faithfully,
sd/-
(A.K. Karn)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Thursday, 17 August 2017

7th Central Pay Commission - Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities - DoPT

7th Central Pay Commission - Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities - DoPT
7thCPC-child-care-special-allowance-disable-womens

No.A-27012/03/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, 16th August, 2017.

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - implementation of decisions relating to Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission for providing extra benefits to women employees with disabilities especially when they have young children and children with disability, the President is pleased to issue the following instructions:-
(i) Women with disabilities shall be paid Rs.3000/-per month as Special Allowance for Child care. The allowance shall be payable from the time of the child's birth till the child is two years old.
(ii) It shall be payable for a maximum of two eldest surviving children.
(iii) Disability means a person having a minimum Disability of 40% as elaborated in Ministry of Welfare's Notification No. 16- 18/97-NI.I dated 1.6.2001 and amended from time to time.
(iv) The above limit would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

3. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and auditor
General of India.

Hindi version will follow.
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
1. Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.
2. NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT.

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7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance - DoPT Order


7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance - DoPT Order
 
7th CPC Children Education Allowance DoPT


No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, 16 August,2017.

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission on the subject of Children Education Allowance Scheme, the following instructions are being issued in supersession of this Department's OM dated 28-4-2014 :
(a) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/-pm.
(b) The amount fixed for reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy will be Rs. 6750/-pm.
(c) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance.
(d) The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. The allowance will be double for differently abled children.
2. Further, reimbursement will be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year. For reimbursement of CEA, a certificate from the head of institution, where the ward of government employee studies, will be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. For Hostel Subsidy, a similar certificate from the head of institution will suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

4. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and auditor General of India.

Hindi version will follow.
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
To
1. All Ministries/Departments as per standard mailing list.
2. NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT.

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