Monday, 29 September 2014

Air Travel Extended for further 2 Years on LTC to visit J&K, NER and A&N effective from 26.9.2014

Dopt issued orders for Central Government employees to permit to visit to restricted places with their family members by air on LTC Scheme…

Air Travel Extended for further 2 Years on LTC to visit J&K, NER and A&N effective from 26.9.2014

No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 26th September, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER and A&N.

The undersigned is directed to say that in relaxation to CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, it has been decided by the Government to permit Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER) , Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) as per the following scheme

(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER/ A&N against the conversion of one block of their Home Town LTC.
Fresh Recruits are also eligible for this benefit against conversion of one of the three Home Towns in a block of four years applicable to them.

(ii) Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class.

(iii) Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors:
a. Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER
b. Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair.
c. Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K
Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar / Delhi / Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.
(iv) Air travel is to be performed by Air India in Economy Class only and at LTC-80 fare or less.

(v) Air travel by non-entitled officers on the sectors mentioned in item (iii) above may be permitted while availing LTC to any place in India (4 year Block) also.

(vi) Air Tickets to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey. Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted.

2. These orders shall be in operation for a period of two years from the date of issue of this O.M.

3. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/ Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the Airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

4. In their application to the staff serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
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(B. Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_3_2014-Estt.A-IV-26092014.pdf]

7th Pay Commission invites more staff on deputation basis

7th Pay Commission invites more staff on deputation basis

Ministry of Finance issued orders on the subject of Staff Mobilisation today on its portal that 13 more officials are required to 7th Central Pay Commission on deputation basis.

Filling up of balance vacancies of Under Secretary/ Section Officer/ Assistant/ UDC/ Cashier on deputation basis in the Seventh Central Pay Commission
Under Secretary (PB-3 GP Rs.6600) – 6 Posts
Section Officer (PB-2 GP Rs.5400) – 5 Posts
Assistant (PB-2 GP Rs.4600) – 1 Post
UDC (PB-1 GP Rs.2400) – 1 Post

These posts will be filled up only on deputation basis. The details of qualifications and experience required for the posts are given in the order.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

7th Pay Commission has sought information on the parity of pay scales manifests in posts of a similar nature

Seventh Pay Commission has sought information on the parity of pay scales manifests in posts of a similar nature

MEENA AGARWAL
SECRETARY
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
7CPC/99/RR/2014/1
Dated: 8th September, 2014
Dear
The 7th Central Pay Commission has been receiving a number of memoranda, representations from associations/federations as well as individual cadres on pay and related issues. As part of its working, the Commission is also hearing various groups of employees both in Delhi and during its visits outside Delhi.

2. One of the major issues raised before the Commission centres on the subject of parity. One aspect of parity manifests in how posts of a similar nature are placed. Certain cadres/category of employees have, in their deposition before the Commission, stated that there are cases when identical or similarly placed cadres/categories of employees in different Ministries/Departments are placed differentially in terms of pay and promotional prospects.

3. With a view to examining and addressing this aspect of parity amongst apparently similarly placed cadres/posts, the Commission has devised a template to be filled in for posts being administered by your Department. The template seeks to elicit information that would be readily available in the Recruitment Rules for the concerned post(s)/cadres. In case your Department only operates posts involving common cadres like the Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS), Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS), a NIL report may kindly be furnished to the Commission.

4. Since the Work of the Commission is time bound may I request that information as sought is furnished by 25 September 2014. Perhaps a copy of the RRs themselves could be sent as advance information.

Yours sincerely,
sd/-
(Meena Agarwal)
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

CG Employees Launch Countrywide Stir Demanding 7th Pay Commission Interim Relief

CG Employees Launch Countrywide Stir Demanding 7th Pay Commission Interim Relief

The Central Government employees are going to launch nationwide protests, stressing that their 11-point demands, including interim relief for the 7th Pay Commission, be granted.

Duraipandian, the General Secretary of Central Government Employees Federation, said, whenever the Pay Commission is constituted, interim reliefs are announced. But this time, when the 7th Pay Commission was announced, we weren’t given interim relief.

We want the new pension scheme to be revoked and old pension scheme to be reinstated. Outsourcing of Central Government jobs to private firms must stop. And, we want the more than 6 lakh vacancies in various central government agencies, like the Railways, Income Tax Departments, to be filled up.

We are going to launch nationwide Dharna protests (except Jammu and Kashmir), demanding that these 11 conditions be fulfilled.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

JCM National Council Staff Side meeting to discuss on major issues Merger of DA, Interim Relief and 7th CPC

JCM NC Secretary writes a letter to Member of NC JCM to attend the meeting on 12th October 2014 to discuss important issues of DA Merger, Interim Relief and Date of 7th CPC…

JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE MEETING ON 12.10.2014 TO DISCUSS AND FINALISE FUTURE COURSE OF ACTION ON MAJOR DEMANDS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
LETTER FROM SECRETARY, JCM NC STAFF SIDE

No.NC-JCM-2014/S.C.
September 18, 2014
Shri M. Krishnan,
Member National Council – JCM

Dear Com.

In view of the Government of India’s in different attitude in the major issues viz Merger of Dearness – Allowance, Payment of Interim Relief and date of effect of Recommendations of 7th CPC i.e. from 1.1.2014, an URGENT MEETING of the Staff Side of JCM, (National Council) shall be held at 12.00 hrs on 12.10.2014 in the Staff Side office 13-C, Ferozshah Road New Delhi – 110001, to discuss and finalize future course of action.

All of you are requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

7th Pay Commission’s visit to Mussoorie/Dehradun

7th Pay Commission’s visit to Mussoorie/Dehradun

The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.

In its second phase of interaction, the Commission has started holding meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a first-hand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.

Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Mussoorie/Dehradun between 8th October and 10th October 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.

The last date for receiving request for meeting is 30th September, 2014 (1700 hours).

Source: http://7cpc.india.gov.in/400

Railway Board DA Order – Revised rates effective from 01.07.2014

Railway Board issued orders for the payment of Dearness allowance to its employees with effect from 1st July 2014 enhanced from 100% to 107%…

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
S.No.PC-VI/346
RBE No. 102/2014
New Delhi, dated 19.09.2014
No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1
The GMs/CAO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees — Revised rates effective from 01.07.2014.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 28.03.2014 (S.No. PC-VI/333, RBE No.32/2014) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 100%to 107% with effect from 1st July, 2014.

2. The provisions contained in Paras 3, 4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No. 106/2008) shall Continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees. The arrears may be charged to the salary bill and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
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(Vikram Gulati)
Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.
Download the original Railway DA order

Source: AIRF

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2013-14 – Finance Ministry Orders

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2013-14 – Finance Ministry Orders


No.7/24/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch
New Delhi, the 16th September, 2014


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 Subject :- Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2013-14.


The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2013-14 to the Central Government employees in Groups ‘C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group ‘B’, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall continue to be monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500/-, as hitherto. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will also be admissible to the eligible employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:

(i) Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2014 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2013-14 wIll be eligible for payment under these orders. Prorata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months).

(ii) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments In a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will there after be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500 (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 3500), Non.PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 3500×30/304=Rs.3453.95 (rounded off to Rs.3454/-).

(iii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 days week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable will be (Rs.1200×30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/-). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

(iv) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

(v) The clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s OM No.F.14 (10)—E. Coord/88 dated 4.10.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.

3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.

4. The expenditure incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the ComroIler and Auditor General of India.
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(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/bonus/bonus2014.pdf]

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Expected DA from January 2015 – The Next Episode Begins…!

Expected DA from January 2015 – The Next Episode Begins…!

The Centre has announced a  hike of 7% Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for Central Government employees and Pensioners, with effect from July 2014 on 4th of this month. Soon, Finance Ministry will issue appropriate orders for payment of Dearness allowance to all. As and when orders are published by the Ministry of Finance, we will be posted in our website immediately.

According to the fluctuation of price index past six months from Jan to Jun 2014, the additional Dearness allowance has been arrived as 7% only. It seems there are a few employees who are unhappy with the single-digit number because until then they have been getting double-digit DA hikes.

The disappointment also reflects the high expectations that people have from the Modi government. Our readers have been raising a number of questions in this regard. While the previous Manmohan Singh government had twice given them DA hike of 10%, why has Modi government given them only 7% increase?

First of all, the ruling party at the Centre has no direct impact on the DA calculations. DA is calculated on the basis of AICPIN points, which are based on price rise.

The current system of DA calculations, which is being done as per the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission, will come to an end after two more instalments (Jan 2015 and July 2015). Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission are expected to come into effect from Jan 2016 onwards.

Now, the next episode begins…’Expected DA from January 2015′

It is highly unlikely that there will be a two-digit DA hike in the next two instalments (January 2015 and July 2015). Kindly keep in mind the fact that despite a 6 point increase of the AICPIN from 246 to 252 for the month of July 2014, there was hardly an impact. Even if it increases by 3 points over the next five months, the DA would increase to 9% only. It is impossible for AICPIN to constantly increase in future.

We believe that, under current circumstances, the next installment of additional Dearness allowance from Jan 2015 hike would only be about 6 or 7%.

We have analyzed the impact of CPI number on increasing DA and given below a table to express the same for your information…
 
Month/Year CPI(IW) 2001=100 Points
Increased
Total of
12 Months
12 Months
Average
% Increase
over 115.763
App. DA DA %  DA
Increased
in %
July 2014 252 6 2896 241.33 125.57 108.47 108 1.22

Month/Year CPI(IW) 2001=100 Points
Increased
Total of
12 Months
12 Months
Average
% Increase
over 115.763
App. DA DA %  DA
Increased
in %
Jun-13 231 3 2648 220.67 104.91 90.62 90 1.66
Jul-13 235 4 2671 222.58 106.82 92.28 92 1.66
Aug-13 237 2 2694 224.50 108.74 93.93 93 1.66
Sep-13 238 1 2717 226.42 110.66 95.59 95 1.66
Oct-13 241 3 2741 228.42 112.66 97.32 97 1.73
Nov-13 243 2 2766 230.50 114.74 99.12 99 1.80

Source: CGEN.in





7CPC: Corrigendum – Revision of Pay Scales of Running Staff and Nursing Cadre from proposed pay scales in Memorandum submitted to 7th Central Pay Commission.

7CPC: Corrigendum – Revision of Pay Scales of Running Staff and Nursing Cadre from proposed pay scales in Memorandum submitted to 7th Central Pay Commission.


All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 110055
INDIA
No.AIRF/405(VII CPC)
Dated: September 8, 2014
Hon’ble Chairman,
Seventh Central Pay Commission,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Sub: Corrigendum on the Proposed Pay Scales

This refers to detailed memorandum submitted by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation to Seventh Central Pay Commission on 30th July, 2014. Consequent upon certain internal deliberations, the proposed pay scales, as contained in our original memorandum submitted to VII CPC, need to be revised as appended below:-

S.No. Categories Existing
Pay Scales
Minimum of the
open-ended
proposed scale
1. Guard(Goods) PB-I GP Rs.2800 Rs.56000
2. Asstt. Station Master, Pharmacist PB-I GP Rs.2800 Rs.74000
3. Loco Pilot(Shunting) PB-I GP Rs.2400 &
GP Rs.4200
Rs.56000
4. Loco Pilot(Goods), Loco Pilot(Passenger), Motorman,
Loco Pilot(Mail/Express) Guard (Passenger), Guard(Mail/
Express), Shunting Master, Chief TNC and any other posts
in PB-II(GP Rs.4200)
PB-II GP Rs.4200 Rs.74000
5. Staff Nurse PB-II GP Rs.4600 Rs.74000
6. Nursing Sister PB-II GP Rs.4800 Rs.78000
7. Chief Matron PB-III GP Rs.5400 Rs.88000
8. Railway Stenographers may be provided with same pay scales
and remunerations as those of CSS/RBSS, as the Ministry of
Railways has not yet granted parity to them.
- As already
proposed in the
memorandum

The VII CPC are earnestly requested to kindly consider the above proposal of the AIRF favourbaly.
With kind regards!
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Copy to: Member Secretary, Seventh Central Pay Commission, New Delhi – for kind information and taking necessary action

Source: AIRF

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

7th CPC: Expected Dearness Allowance from January 2015

7th CPC: Expected Dearness Allowance from January 2015

As all of us expected, 7% DA hike has been approved by Cabinet on 4th September 2014. Necessary order for payment of DA with effect from 1st July 2014 will be issued by Ministry of Finance soon. Here after our focus will be moving on to next instalment of dearness allowance which will be paid from 1st January 2015. We just analyse the trend of Consumer Price Index with the past seven months AICPCIN to arrive the expected DA from January 2015.

Since 2006, the AICPIN has witnessed second highest ever increase in July 2014. In 2009 the AICPIN increased by 7 points from 153 to 160 in the month of July. After that, an increase of 6 points over 246 points was declared in July 2014. It is the second highest monthly increase on AICPIN records from 2006. See the table below…

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec MaxIncrease
2006 119 119 119 120 121 123 124 124 125 127 127 127 2
2007 127 128 127 128 129 130 132 133 133 134 134 134 2
2008 134 135 137 138 139 140 143 145 146 148 148 147 3
2009 148 148 148 150 151 153 160 162 163 165 168 169 7
2010 172 170 170 170 172 174 178 178 179 181 182 185 3
2011 188 185 185 186 187 189 193 194 197 198 199 197 4
2012 198 199 201 205 206 208 212 214 215 217 218 219 4
2013 221 223 224 226 228 231 235 237 238 241 243 239 4
2014 237 238 239 242 244 246 252




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What is the impact of this highest increase of AICPIN on expected Dearness Allowance from January 2015?
It is observed that when it was 7 points increase in July 2009, it influenced very much on increasing the rate of DA to be paid from 1st January 2010 and 1st July 2010. The rate of Dearness Allowance had been enhanced by 8% from 25% to 35% with effect from 1.1.2010 and 10% increase from 35% to 45% was declared with effect from 1.7.2010. Though there was no considerable increase after those 7 points in that particular 12 months from July 2009 to June 2010, the rate of DA had been reached 8% and 10% increase level for  successive two instalments.

From this point of view, it is quite obvious that this one month increase on AICPIN is enough to play a vital role to have a considerable hike in rate of Dearness Allowance for forth coming two instalments. So this 6 points increase of AICPIN in July 2014, we can expect, will have a profound impact on increasing the rate of Dearness allowance to be paid, not only from 1st January 2015, but also from July 2015.

Let us see the three probabilities of  AICPIN trend, through which we can figure out approximately the expected DA from January 2015 

Probabilities (with AICPIN-IW points) Expected DA from Jan 2015
Average increase of 3 points for remaining 5 months 9%
Average increase of 2 points for remaining 5 months 8%
If same points (252)continues for remaining  5 months 6%

Source: www.centralgovernmentnews.com

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Unfortunate rumour-mongering about 7th Central Pay Commission’s visit to Ladakh

Unfortunate rumour-mongering about 7th Central Pay Commission’s visit to Ladakh

There were messages doing the rounds to the effect that Members of the 7th CPC are visiting Ladakh not for the purposes of analysing the conditions under which our men and women in uniform are deployed, but to enjoy a picnic at Pangong Tso lake at tax payers’ expense.

These messages are patently incorrect, malicious and unfortunate. Members of Pay Commission would, in fact, be visiting Siachen, Kargil, Mushkoh Valley, Chushul and Leh.

Similar whispers are at times heard about officers in the military hierarchy manning key positions related to pay, personnel and pensionary issues, including the pay commission cells of the three services. That too is demoralising.

Such rumours not only spread discontentment but also antagonize people who are working day and night for the betterment of serving personnel and veterans. Though change is the only constant and there is requirement of transformation of attitude at various ends, it can be said with great responsibility that the current military leadership and key appointments are extremely sensitised and sensitive towards the needs, requirements and aspirations of the military community and there is a consequent responsibility imposed on all of us to lend support to move towards the ultimate aim of betterment rather than creating an environment of negativity, that too based on a foundation of gossip.

Here is the official statement released by the Army on the subject of the visit of Members of 7th CPC to Ladakh:

We have noticed a number of malicious and ill informed comments being circulated on Social Media with regard to the visit of Justice Mathur, Chairman, 7th Central Pay Commission and other members of the Commission to Ladakh.

The Army wishes to clarify that Justice Mathur, Chairman, 7th Central Pay Commission and other members of the Commission are taking out very valuable time from their busy schedule to visit forward areas where our soldiers are serving in extremely difficult terrain, at our request.

Justice Mathur and members of the Commission would be visiting the Northern Glacier (Siachen), Kargil, Mushkoh Valley, Chushul apart from Leh, where they would be staying with various Army Detachments.
We are grateful to the 7 Pay Commission Team for personally experiencing the difficulties being faced by Army deployed in Ladakh.

On a lighter note though, I do feel we should not be so servile so as to thank Members of the Commission for “taking out very valuable time from their busy schedule”, since that my friends is their duty for what they are paid for and appointed, and not a favour extended to the society at large.

Source: www.indianmilitary.info

Friday, 5 September 2014

Cabinet committee today approved 7% additional Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Pensioners due from July 2014.

Cabinet committee today approved 7% additional Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Pensioners due from July 2014.
Release of additional installment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners due from 01.07.2014
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for the release of an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2014. This is an increase of seven percent over the existing rate of 100 percent of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be of the order of approximately Rs. 7691 crore per annum and Rs.5127 crore respectively in the financial year 2014-2015 (i.e. for a period of eight months from July, 2014 to February, 2015).

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PRESS RELEASE OF AICPIN FOR THE MONTH JULY 2014 & DA TABLE

Monday, 1 September 2014

DA from July 2014 – Cabinet may declare 7% in this month for CG Staff

DA from July 2014 – Cabinet may declare 7% in this month for Central Government Staff
7% of Additional DA may declare in the this month for all CG Employees
Government to increase dearness allowance to 107 p.c

The Government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 107 per cent from the existing 100 per cent, benefiting around 30 lakh Centre’s employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependents.

“The average rate of retail inflation for industrial workers from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 works out to be 7.25 per cent. Thus the Central government will hike dearness allowance for it employees by 7 per cent,” an official said.

He said the Finance Ministry will now put a Cabinet proposal for approval of 7 per cent DA hike from July 1 this year as the revised Consumer Price Index-Industrial Workers data for June was released by Labour Ministry on Saturday.

With increase in DA, the pensioners will also gain as the benefit provided to them as dearness relief will be hiked to 107 per cent of basic pay.

The previous UPA government had increased DA to 100 per cent from 90 per cent with effect from January 1, 2014, on February 28 on the basis of agreed formula for revision of the allowance.

However, the central government employees’ union is not very enthused by the 7 per cent hike in the dearness allowance as their long pending demand of merger of DA with basic pay has not been given heed by 7th Pay Commission and the government.

“The erosion of value of wages is unbearable at 50 per cent dearness allowance. Now it will be 107 per cent. It is high time to merge DA with basic pay to provide relief to employees,” Confederation of Central Government Employees’ President KKN Kutty told PTI.

“We had summited our memorandum in this regard to 7th Pay Commission. They forwarded it to Central Government. We have apprised about the issue to the newly elected NDA government.

But no decision has been taken so far,” he said.

With merger of DA with basic pay, the salary and allowances paid in proportion of basic pay are increased. As per earlier practise DA was merged with basic pay once it breached 50 per cent mark. But the 6th Pay Commission has disallowed that.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/govt-to-increase-dearness-allowance-to-107-from-100/article6366781.ece

Details of Meetings held by 7th CPC as on 22nd August 2014

Meetings held by 7th CPC (as on 22.08.2014) 

Date Meeting with
16.06.2014 IPS Officers’ Association; Representative of Pay Commission cells of Army, Navy and Airforce; Indian Audit and Accounts Service Association; Cost Accounts Association; Civil Accounts Association; Federation of Railway Officers
17.06.2014 IAS Officers’ Association; Central Engineering Services Officers’ Association (Water+Power+Architecture); Central Engineering Services Officers’ Association (Civil+Electrical+Mechanical+Road Transport+Telecom); Income Tax Officers’ Association; Custom Officers Association; Central Excise Officers Association
18.06.2014 IFS Officers Association; PFRDA; Officers of Department of Financial Services, MOF; Officers of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare; P&T Finance Accounts Gr.A Officers Association; IRAS Officers Association; Central Health Service Association
19.06.2014 Indian Economic Service Officers Association; Indian Statistical Service Officers Association; IFS Officers Association; DGs of CAPFs (BSF+ITBP+Assam Rifles+Sashastra Seema Suraksha Bal); DGs of CAPFs (CISF+CRPF+NSC)
21.07.2014 Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW
22.07.2014 Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association
23.07.2014 Bharat Central Pensioners Federation; Bharat Pensioners Samaj; Group ‘B’ Indian Information Service Association; Indian Postal Service Officers Association; DANICS Officers Association; Group ‘B’ Indian Ordnance Gazetted Officers Association
24.07.2014 Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League
20.08.2014 Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan

EXPECTED DA JAN 2015 – AICPIN FOR JULY 2014 – 6 POINTS HIKED AND STANDS AT 252

EXPECTED DA JAN 2015 – AICPIN FOR JULY 2014 – 6 POINTS HIKED AND STANDS AT 252
No. 5/1/2014-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: the 29th August, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – July, 2014

The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2014 increased by 6 points and pegged at 252 (two hundred and fifty two). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 2.44 per cent between June, 2014 and July, 2014 when compared with the rise of 1.73 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 4.42 percentage points to the total change. The House Rent index further accentuated the overall index by 1.08 percentage points. At item level, Rice, Eggs, Milk, Onion, Chillies Green, Tomato, Potato and other Vegetables & Fruits, Sugar, Tea (Readymade), Pan Finished, Doctors’ Fee, College Fee, Petrol, Rail Fare, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted to some extent by Wheat, Soft Coke, Medicine (Allopathic), etc., putting downward pressure on the index.


The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 7.23 per cent for July, 2014 as compared to 6.49 per cent for the previous month and 10.85 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.11 per cent against 5.88 per cent of the previous month and 14.10 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Nagpur recorded the maximum increase of 12 points followed by Ludhiana (10 points). Among others, 9 points rise was observed in 7 centres, 8 points in 3 centres, 7 points in 9 centres, 6 points in 23 centres, 5 points in 14 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 4 centres and I point in 2 centres.

The indices of 35 centres are above and other 41 centres are below national average. The indices of Ernakulam and Varanasi are at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2014 will be released on Tuesday, 30 September, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov. in.
(S.S.NEGI)
DIRECTOR
Source: www.labourbureau.gov.in

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