Thursday, 5 June 2014

Expected DA from July 2014 – AICPIN for April 2014

Expected DA from July 2014 – AICPIN for April 2014
AICPIN Points on the Ascent Again!
Previously, it was announced that the AICPIN points for the month of April will be released on the 30th. But the Labour Bureau and PIB didn’t release the statistics of AICPIN on that day. Instead of releasing the detailed information transparently in their official websites, the departments chose to unveil the number with an air of secrecy. We had managed to find the number and had published them. Countless people had benefitted from it (Press Release given below).
The Consumer Price Index (IW), which was on a huge decline in the months of November and December 2013. The number stood at 239 in December 2013, but fell two points to 237 in January 2014. In the following days, it rose steadily by a point each month. This time, the AICPIN number rose by 3 points to now stand at 242. As a result there is a high probability that the next Additional Dearness Allowance could be a substantial one.
Like we said before, we believe there are chances that it could change from 6% to 7% this time. But, a concrete answer depends on the AICPIN numbers for the next two months.
 The below table is clearly indicate the movement of AICPIN with increasing additional Dearness allowance month wise…
AICPIN for the month of April 2014 begged at 242
Base Year
Points in
Total Points
Total of
12 Months
12 Months
% Increase
over 115.763
Total DA % DA% Increase
Month wise
Jan-14 237 -2
2802 233.5 117.74 101.71 101 1
Feb-14 238 1
2817 234.75 118.99 102.79 102 2
Mar-14 239 1
2832 236 120.24 103.86 103 3
Apr-14 242 3 3 2848 237.33 121.57 105.02 105 5


Central Government Officers may have to work 6 days a week

News: 6 Days a week workdays in central government offices
Central Government Officers may have to work 6 days a week
Deccan Chronical | June 03, 2014

New Delhi: Speculation is rife in various union ministries that the new government under Narendra Modi may revert back to the six-days a week workdays in central government offices after about three decades.

Although there is no move yet by the government in this regard the issue is subject of much discussion among the bureaucrats. It was former PM Rajiv Gandhi who, in the mid-1980s, had decided to go in for the five-day week.

The aim at that time was to promote efficiency since it gave the bureaucrats much-needed rest over the weekend on the assumption that the work-culture would improve during week-days.

The closure of Government offices on Saturdays also resulted in saving of electricity and other expenses of the Centre. But despite the current five-day week, some of the ministers even in the previous UPA-2 government were known to attend office on Saturdays and attend to files and other important work.


Child Care Leave Clarification by DoPT: Removal of requirement of minimum period of 15 Days

Child Care Leave Clarification by DoPT: Removal of requirement of minimum period of 15 Days

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
[Department of Personnel & Training]
New Delhi, the 5th June, 2014

        Subject: Child Care Leave (CCL) in respect of Central Government Employees as a result of Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations – Clarification – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 11/09/2008 regarding introduction of Child Care Leave(CCL) in respect of Central Government employees.
Subsequently, clarifications have been issued vide OMs dated 29.9.2008, 18.11.2008, 02.12.2008 and dated 07.09.2010. Child Care Leave at present is allowed for a minimum period of 15 days. References have been received from various quarters seeking a review of this stipulation.

2. The matter has been considered in consultation with Department of Expenditure, and it has been decided to remove the requirement of minimum period of 15 days’ CCL. There is no change as regards other conditions of this leave.

3. These orders take effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.

4. Hindi version will follow.
S.G. Mulchandaney)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT

National Council Writes to Finance Minister to Consider Merger of DA with Pay

National Council Writes to Finance Minister to Consider Merger of DA with Pay

National Council (Staff Side)
Shiva Gopal Mishra
General Secretary

Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001

I personally and on behalf of the Staff Side of the National Council(JCM) and on behalf of All India Railwaymen’s Federation congratulate on your taking over as Union Finance Minister.
I hope that, under your able leadership, the financial health of our country will achieve greater heights.
As you may be kindly aware, Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) Scheme is in operation in Government of India with the object of promoting harmonious relations and of securing the greatest measure of cooperation between the Central Government, in its capacity as employer and the general body of its employees in matters of common concern, and with the object, further, of increasing the efficiency of the public services. The Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) consists of the Official Side and the Staff Side.
We, as Staff Side, have raised a number of issues with the government, concerning the employees of the Government of India. Two of these issues are agitating the minds of the Government employees and need urgent resolution. These relate to Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay and removal of the issue relating to Senior Promotee employees drawing less pay than the Junior Direct Recruit employee. Since these issues need decision at the level of Ministry of Finance, I am enclosing brief notes on the same for your kind perusal.
We are hopeful that, you will be kind enough to have them examined in a positive-manner
I would also be grateful, if you could spare some time from your busy schedule between 10th and 12th ” June, 2014, so that I may call on you to meet you in person.
With regards!
Yours sincerely,
Shiv Gopal Mishra
Shri Arun Jaitley,
Hon’ble Minister of Finance,
(Government of India),
North Block,
New Delhi

End: As above
Copy to: All Constituent Organizations of the NC/JCM(Staff Side) — for information



The wage revision of the Central Government employees is carried out through the Central Pay Commissions which, considering the magnitude of employees is a time consuming process. The 7 Central Pay Commission (CPC) set up by the Government will require a reasonable time frame to go into the matter judiciously especially because the implementation of 6m CPC recommendations have given rise to large number of issues and cadre related grievances.
During the past, the methodology adopted for compensating the erosion in the real value of wages due to price rise as reflected in high rate of DA to Government employees before the date of the submission of Pay Commission Report and its acceptance by the Government, had always been though the mechanism of merger of a portion of DA with Pay. The merger of DA to partially compensate the erosion in the real wages was first done in pursuance of the Gadgil Committee in the post 2nd Pay Commission period. The 3 CPC had recommended such merger of the DA when it crossed 36%, The Government agreed to merge 60% and later the whole of the DA before the 4°’ CPC was set up. The 501 CPC merged 98% of DA with pay. The 51h CPC had also recommended that the DA must be merged with pay and treated as pay for computing all allowances as and when the percentage of Dearness compensation exceeds 50%. Accordingly even before the setting up of the 6°’ CPC the DA to the extent of 50% was merged with pay.
Presently, the factual position is that as on 1.1.2014, the Dearness compensation is 100% and will exceed the same with effect from 1.7.2014. Since the 7°’ CPC has been set up and one of the issues to be dealt with by the CPC would relate to revision in the existing reference base of price index, it becomes all the more necessary that the Government takes steps to merge at least 50% of DA with pay to compensate the erosion of the real value of wages immediately.


The main issue in this case is that the 6th CPC for the first time recommended specific entry level pay for Direct Recruits (DRs). This resulted in employees who were appointed in service prior to the DRs and also got promoted earlier get less pay as compared to their counterparts recruited directly and who joined after 1.1.2006. It has always been the case that on promotion, the pay of a promoted employee is never fixed at less than the entry level of pay of that post as admissible to a direct recruit.
Consequent upon implementation of the recommendations of the 6th CPC, in respect of pay scales of various categories of staff, there are certain situations where the senior who were promoted before 01.01.2006 are getting lesser pay than their juniors promoted after 01.01.2006, on fixation of their pay w.e.f. 01.01.2006. This, being a serious anomaly, has been raised by us in the National Anomalies Committee for redressal thereof.
The consensus decision in the National Anomaly Committee was that the Staff Side as well as the Official Side agreed that wherever there is a provision of direct recruitment in the Recruitment Rules, pay on promotion would be fixed at the prescribed minimum of the Entry Pay as provided for the Direct Entrants in the Revised Pay Rules, irrespective of the fact whether direct recruitment has actually taken place or not. However to our distress it was later on learnt that the Government went back on this mutually agreed solemn resolution and did not issue any Order in this regard. This being a serious issue has resulted in discontentment prevailing among the seniors who are drawing less pay than is legitimately due to them.
A very simple solution to this issue is that orders may be issued to the effect that the pay on promotion w.e.f. 01.01.2006 would not be fixed less than at the prescribed minimum of the Entry Pay as provided for the Direct Entrants in the Revised Pay Rules, to eliminate this unfairness

Via: Expected DA

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