Monday, 23 June 2014

Principles of Determination of Pay and Minimum & Maximum Wages Submitted to 7th CPC by IRTSA

Presentation on Principle of Pay determination & Minimum and Maximum Pay – Compiled by Er. K.V. Ramesh, Senior JGS/IRTSA
 
Principles of Determination of Pay & Determination of Minimum & Maximum Wages Submitted to 7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
 
Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association (IRTSA)
M. SHANMUGAM HARCHANDAN SINGH
Central President General Secretary
Compiled by K.V.RAMESH, Senior JGS/IRTSA

Relevant Terms of reference
 
2.a) To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances and other facilities / benefits, in cash or kind, having regard to rationalization and simplification therein as well as the specialized needs of various Departments, agencies and services, in respect of the following categories of employees:-
 
i. Central Government employees-industrial and non- industrial;
 
2.b)To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding principles that should govern the emoluments structure, concessions and facilities/benefits, in cash or kind …….

Article 43. Living wage, etc., for workers
The State shall endeavour to secure, by suitable legislation or economic organisation or in any other way, to all workers, agricultural, industrial or otherwise, work, a living wage, conditions of work ensuring a decent standard of life and full enjoyment of leisure and social and cultural opportunities and …..

Job Evaluation
Scientific job evaluation methods are available for a fair comparison of wages.
Difference in nature of work can well be taken care of in scientific job evaluation.
Recommendation of 3rd CPC for adoption of Job evolution technique on experimental basis is still not tried.
Classification or Grading method is easier method for job evaluation.
 

Proposed method for Job Evaluation
Brief Job descriptions and details of pay scales, emoluments and other particulars be collected for various group of Employees. 
 
Jobs can be broadly grouped like “Industrial”, “Non-Industrial” and “Secretarial” etc.
These groups may be further broken up into various sub-groups like “Artisan”, “Supervisory”, “Administrative”, “Supportive”, etc. 
 
Separate “Grade definitions” shall be finalised for each of these Groups & sub-groups,
Indicating, type of work, level of job difficulty, area & Span of Supervision, etc
Maintaining horizontal parities & vertical relativities. 
 
Will results in better justice, better job satisfaction, greater industrial harmony leading to higher efficiency and productivity and the time, cost and effort would definitely be worth the returns, particularly in the long run

Minimum Wage as per 6th CPC method
Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay + % DA + Compensation factor based on rise in NNP at factor Cost.
Calculation of compensation factor
Year Per Capita NNP at factor cost At constant price Increase over previous year
2005-06 26015 1872
2006-07 28067 2052
2007-08 30332 2265
2008-09 31754 1422
2009-10 33901 2147
2010-11 36342 2441
2011-12 38037 1695
2012-13 39168 1131
2013-14* 41046 1878
2014-15* 42924 1878
% Increase of NNP at factor cost on Constant Prices for the period of ten years
65%
* Assumed figures as per average increase
 
Proposed Minimum Pay w.e.f. – 1.1.2016
 
Minimum Basic Pay + DA 140%+ Compensationfactor 65% of BP + DA
Minimum Basic pay after VI CPC Rs.7000
Projected DA 140% (as on 1.1.2016) Rs.9800
BP+DA Rs.16800
Compensation factor (65%) Rs.10920
Proposed Minimum Pay Rs.27720 or Rs.28000
Proposed Number of times increase of BP 3.96
 
Proposed Minimum & Maximum Pay based on post 6th CPC formula
 
EXISTING PAY PROPOSED PAY @ 3.96 TIMES (ROUNDED OFF) OF EXISTING PAY
Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Pay in Pay Band Grade Pay
Pay in Pay Band Grade Pay
Rs.5200 Rs.1800 Rs.80,000 Rs.20,800 Rs.7200 Rs.3,20,000
 
Minimum Pay shall be increased from Rs.7000 to Rs.28,000. 

Maximum Pay Shall be increased from Rs.80,000 to 3,20,000.
 
Intermediate Pays shall be fixed in the same way.
Upgradation shall be granted to specific categories on functional & other related justification.
 

Determination of Maximum Pay First & then arriving Minimum Pay in the ratio of 9:1
Maximum Pay shall be fixed first as per rise of NNP and then the Minimum pay in the ratio of 9:1thereof and the Intermediate Pays shall be fixed.
Maximum Pay = Rs.80,000 x Compensation factor based on rise in NNP at factor Cost. = 80000 x 3.96 = Rs.316800 or Rs.3,20,000.
Therefore, Minimum Pay works out to be Rs.320000 / 9 = 35555 or Rs.35500.

Rate of Increments
Annual Increment:- Rate of annual increment in each grade may please be granted @ 5 per cent.
Increment on Promotion:- During Promotion minimum 10% increase in Basic Pay has to be granted.
Fixation of Pay on Promotion at par with Entry Pay:- Pay on Promotion should be fixed at least at par with Entry Pay in the Revised Pay Structure.
Thank you
 
Source: IRTSA
[http://www.irtsa.net/pdfdocs/7th_CPC_Principle_of_Pay_Determination.pdf]

MACP on Promotional hierarchy- DoPT ignores appeal of Ordinance Factory Board, Kolkata

 MACP on Promotional hierarchy- DoPT ignores appeal of Ordinance Factory Board, Kolkata

By Speed Post
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Ordnance Factory Board
10A, Shaheed Khudiram Bose Road
Kolkata – 700 001.

Sub: OA No.904/2012 – Sanjay Kumar & 18 Ors-V-UOI & Ors. – Grant of MACP in the higher grade of promotional hierarchy

Ref: i) CAT Principal Bench order dated 26-11-2012
ii) OFB I.D. No.01/6th CPC/MACPS/PCC(A/A)(Pt.) dated 16-09-2013
iii) OFB I.D. of even No. dated 27-09-2013 & 28/1/2014.

The issue of grant of MACP in the higher grade of promotional hierarchy, was taken up with MOD vide OFB I Ds cited at ref (2) & (3) pursuant to judgment dated 26/11/2012 in the subject OA. It may be recalled that the subject OA was filed seeking MACP benefit in the higher grade of promotional hierarchy at the instance of order issued by CAT Chandigarh Bench in O A No. 1038/2010 – Shri Tilak Ram –V- UOI & Ors which was upheld by Punjab & Haryana High Court in CWP No. 19387/2011 decided on 19/10/2011. The Special Leave Petition filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court was dismissed on 15/4/2013.

Attached please find herewith copy of letter No. IOFGOA/NE/SAF/MACP/2013 dated 26/03/2014 received from GS/IOFGOA which has been addressed to DGOF & Chairman copy endorsed to Hon’ble Raksha Mantri and others. The said Association has enclosed copy of judgment in O A No. 864/2014 delivered by Hon’ble CAT Principal Bench on 12/3/2014 where the Hon’ble CAT has directed the following:
“Once an order has been passed by this tribunal and it has also been upheld at the level of Supreme Court, there is no question of waiting for an approval of any Govt. department for implementation of the same”.
A similar representation dated 3/4/2014 received from Staff Side Member, JCM-III level Council quoting the judgment dated 12/3/2014 in O A No. 864/2014 is also enclosed. It may be intimated that several OAs have been filed in different CATs/Courts on the same issue by the employees of this organization and the same are pending.

MOD is requested to convey its decision at the earliest to avoid unnecessary litigations on the issue of grant of MACP in the higher grade pay of promotional hierarchy.

Encl: As above

SD/-
(Smt. Arti. C. Srivastava)
Director/Admin
For Director General Ordnance Factories
Shri Amlan Das,
Under Secretary,
D(Estt/Non-Gazetted),
Room No.340-B,
“B” Wing, Sena Bhavan,
New Delhi-110 011.

Source: http://aiamshq.blogspot.in/2014/06/macp-on-promotional-hierarchy.html

Implementation of Recommendations of 6th CPC — Merger of grades — Revised Classification and mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts — Scheme for filling up of vacancies after 31.12.2013 : Railway Board Order

Implementation of Recommendations of 6th CPC — Merger of grades — Revised Classification and mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts — Scheme for filling up of vacancies after 31.12.2013.

RBE No. 63/2014
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)l-2008/PM 1/15
New Delhi, dated 16.06.2014
The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.
(As per standard list)

Sub: Implementation of Recommendations of 6th CPC — Merger of grades — Revised Classification and mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts — Scheme for filling up of vacancies after 31.12.2013.

Ref: Board’s letters of even no dated 03.09.2009, 07.06.2010, 21.11.2011, 23.05.2012, 15.1.2013, 24.05.2013 & 03.01.2014 on the above subject.

The existing methodology and benchmarking for promotion, as enumerated in the Board’s letters referred to above, may be applied till 31.12.2014.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.
Sd/-
(Amita Bhalla)
Deputy Director-II/ E(NG)I
Railway Board.
Source: AIRF

Jurisdiction orders and implementation of Cadre restructuring exercise of the lncome-tax Department

Jurisdiction orders and implementation of Cadre restructuring exercise of the lncome-tax Department — reg
 F.No.187/4/2014-ITA.I
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
ITA.I Division
North Blocks: New Delhi
Dated the 20th June, 2014
To
All Principal Chief Commissioners of Income-tax,
DGIT (Int. Tax)
DGIT (Exemption), DGIT(Inv.), DGIT(I&CI)

Sub.: Jurisdiction orders and implementation of Cadre restructuring exercise of the lncome-tax Department — reg.

Sir/ Madam,

I am directed to refer to the Boards letters of even number dated 5.6.2014 and 6.6.2014 regarding information to be sent while forwarding draft jurisdiction orders to the ITA Division as a consequence of proposed restructuring. It was specifically requested. that the requisite information may be e-mailed besides sending by post.

2. However, it is observed that certain officers are visiting CBDT personally only for submitting the proposals to the Board and that too without any prior intimation. The undersigned is directed to convey that such visits not only result in wastage of time of officers but also lead to undesirable expenditure incurred on tour. It is reiterated that the proposals and the requisite information may strictly be sent by post and the soft copy of the same may also be sent by e-mail. At present, there is no need for personal visits. Wherever any such need is felt the nodal officer would be so informed. Any clarification, if desired, could be discussed telephonically by the nodal officer or his / her team with the officers mentioned in CBDT’s letter dated 5.6.2014.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Surabhi Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://irsofficersonline.gov.in/Documents/OfficalCommunique/1620201412347.PDF

Revision of Passenger Fare & Freight Rate will Come into Effect from 25.6.2014

Revision of Passenger Fare & Freight Rate will Come into Effect from 25.6.2014


The Railway passenger fare and freight rate revision was done as part of interim budget presented by the previous government. But the implementation of revised rates was withdrawn by previous regime because of the elections. Meeting the annual expenditure would not be possible unless the revised rates as finalized by previous government is implemented, hence order of withdrawing implementation of revised fare and freight has been withdrawn. Accordingly, the revised passenger fare and freight rates & freight structure rationalization will come into effect from 25th June 2014 (i.e. w.e.f. 0000 hours of 25th June 2014).
In nutshell, following are the changes to be effective from 25th June 2014 (i.e. w.e.f. 0000 hours of 25th June 2014).


FREIGHT :

A flat 5% increase in freight rates and an additional increase of 1.4% on account of FAC (Fuel adjustment Component) which was due since April 2014. The overall increase in freight rates will be 6.5% approx .for major commodities.

Withdrawal of short lead concession in charging of freight for all traffic booked upto 100 kms. Minimum distance for charge has been increased from existing 100 kms to 125 kms.

The number of Low Rated Classes have been reduced from 4 to 3. Certain concessions in case of some of these commodities has also been withdrawn.


PASSENGER :

A flat 10% increase in all classes. There will be no increase upto minimum distance for charge. In addition there will be an increase of 4.2% in fares on account of FAC which is due from April 2014.
Second Class Monthly Season Ticket (MST) fares of Suburban and Non-suburban shall be charged on the basis of 30 single journeys instead of approximately 15 single journeys.  Fares of First Class Monthly Season Tickets will be charged @ 4 times the Second Class Monthly Season Tickets (MST) Fares as is done presently.  Revised fare shall also be applicable as per the existing method of computation on Quarterly Season Tickets (QST), Half Yearly Season Tickets (HST) and Yearly Season Tickets (YST), etc.  these revisions have been shown in the Season Ticket Fare Tables.


Other Charges:

There shall be no change in charges for reservation fee, superfast surcharge etc.  Such charges, wherever applicable, shall continue to be levied additionally as per existing instructions.

Service tax will continue to be levied as applicable as per instructions issued in this regard.
The revised fares will also apply to tickets issued in advance for journeys to commence on or after 25.06.2014.

In the case of tickets already issued at pre-revised rates, the difference in fares and other charges on or after 25.06.2014 will be recovered either by TTEs on the trains or by the Booking/Reservation Offices before the commencement of journey by passengers.


Source : PIB

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