Thursday, 3 July 2014

Bonus to Central Government employees : JCM (Staff Side) memorandum to 7th CPC

Bonus to Central Government employees : JCM (Staff Side) memorandum to 7th CPC

17.6.Bonus

The evolution of Bonus has been dealt with by the V CPC. We therefore are not reiterating those developments.

17.6.2. In our view, since Productivity Linked Bonus has been granted on the basis of a bilateral agreement, this is out of the purview of review of any commission.

17.6.3. It is only the Adhoc Bonus to those Central Government employees who are not covered by any productivity Linked Bonus agreements which is being reviewed by us in this chapter and to suggest the measures which should be taken to evolve an appropriate Bonus to such employees.

 17.6.4. A Group of Officers under the Chairmanship of Shri. Bazle Karim, the then secretary (Co-ordination) in Cabinet Secretariat was set up to consider the long pending demand for grant of Bonus to those Central Government employees who were not covered by the PLB Schemes. This group in their report expressed the view that the Government Departments constitute a single infrastructure for economy as a whole and felt that there should not be any sense of discrimination resulting in demoralization among them as a group when the service conditions were uniform all along. The Group suggested the evolution of PLB Scheme for Central Government employees as a whole. They also suggested that pending evolution of a single scheme of Bonus for all employees, the remaining employees who were not covered by the PLB were to be paid exgratia (Adhoc) Bonus equal to 15 days salary in 1982-83

17.6.5. The report of this group has not been published. It was not given even to the VCPC on demand. The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, however, could supply only an extract from the said report alongwith their memorandum to the V CPC.

17.6.6 Even to get the Adhoc Bonus equal to pay of 15 days salary in 1982-83, leaders of the Confederation had to start an indefinite fast which lasted for 7 days when the Government sanctioned Adhoc Bonus equal to 15 days salary.

17.6.7. The number of days for which Adhoc Bonus has been paid to Central Government Employees not covered by PLB Scheme since 1982-83 is indicated in the following table:

Year/s No. of days
1982-83 15 days
1983-84 18 days
1984-85 &1985-86 23 days
1986-87 25 days
1987-88 to 1989-90 27 days
1990-91 to 1993-94 30 days
1994-95 to 2013-14 30 days.

 17.6.8. The Confederation’s representatives had been pressing the demand for evolution of PLB Schemes on the basis of parameters framed by the Government after discussion in the respective departmental councils. But so far the Government has not been able to frame these parameters. This item is still pending in the agenda of National Council JCM.

17.6.9. The staff side had demanded increase in Adhoc Bonus on the basis of increases In PLB Schemes every year and that was why the Adhoc Bonus from 15 days salary during 1982-83 was increased to 30 days salary in year 1994-95. For last 20 years no further increase has been allowed.

17.6.10. The V CPC recommendation that the Adhoc Bonus Schemes should be replaced by a Productivity Linked Bonus to be evolved by each department in consultation with experts in the field and the departmental council of JCM within a period of 9 months remains on paper because Government have not issued the Notification to this effect for last 16 years.

In the meantime the Sixth Pay Commission has made a sweeping suggestion that the Adhoc Bonus Scheme should cease immediately and be replaced by what they have called PRIS-Performance Related Incentive Scheme.

17.6.11. Since this Performance Related Incentive Scheme recommended by VI CPC in their Chapter 2.5 (pages 144-157) still remains to be considered by the Government in consultation with the Staff Side of National Council of JCM. the Adhoc Bonus is also continuing.

17.6.12. We are opposed to the PRIS and Government too does not appear to be in a mood to consider and implement it, we propose that VII CPC may recommend that all departments initiate negotiations in their Departmental Councils to evolve an appropriate productivity linked bonus scheme after consulting experts in the field within a period of one year from the date, the Report of VII CPC is submitted to the Government. Pending finalization of such PLB Schemes the Adhoc Bonus equal to the average increase in the number of days sanctioned under the PLB Scheme may be granted and ensure that under no condition, the number of days be less than 31.

17.6.13. Presently the PLB and adhoc bonus are calculated on the deemed provision that one’s total emoluments is only Rs. 3500/-. This is an absolutely irrational stipulation and must be removed. We request that the Commission to recommend to the Government to remove the said stipulation and grant the bonus on the basis of the actual emolument of the employee.

Promotion of LDC as UDC of CSCS on ad hoc basis – continuance of ad hoc appointment regarding

Promotion of LDC as UDC of CSCS on ad hoc basis – continuance of ad hoc appointment regarding



No. 3/2/2010-CS.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
New Delhi, Dated: 3rd July, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Promotion of LDC as UDC of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) on ad-hoc basis- Continuance of Ad-hoc appointments regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 17th December, 2013 whereby cadre units were permitted to continue the ad-hoc appointments in the UD Grade of CSCS up to 30th June, 2014 and to say that the continuation of the ad-hoc appointments in the U.D grade made by the cadre units has been reviewed in this Department. Since availability of regular UDCs through normal modes of recruitment prescribed under the CSCS Rules may take some more time, it has been decided that the period of ad-hoc appointment of those LDCs who are working as UDC of on ad-hoc basis may be extended up to 31st December, 2014 or till  regular UDCs become available, whichever is earlier.

2. Continuance of ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in UDC Grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of UDC of CSCS or to claim seniority in UDC Grade of CSCS.

3, Other terms and conditions mentioned in this Department’s O.M. No, 3/6/2004-CS.II dated 28.2.2005 will remain unchanged.

4. Hindi version will

(K. Suresh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India
Tel: 24654020
To:
All Cadre Authorities of CSCS.
(By Name of Under Secretary (Admn)
Copy to: DoP&T, Hindi Section, North Block, New Delhi to provide Hindi translation.

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/Ad-hoc_cont_UDC_grade.pdf

DoPT may put 3-years gap for posts in ministerial staff

DoPT may put 3-years gap for posts in ministerial staff

After tweaking the order on minister’s staff, the DoPT is now reviewing the government order to relax the criteria and the likely changes are expected to limit the “time period” of serving a minister in the last three years of the UPA regime for banning appointments of officers and personal staff to the new NDA ministers.
A revised order is likely to be issued once the DoPT’s new proposal gets cleared by the PMO. The Prime Minister is the cabinet minister in-charge of DoPT and is the competent authority.

It can be recalled that the appointment of a private secretary to home minister Rajnath Singh got stalled after his choice in Alok Singh, a 1995 batch IPS officer, did not get the PMO’s clearance as Mr Singh had served as private secretary to former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid.

The appointments of Abhinav Kumar and Rajesh Kumar, as PS to minister of state for Home Kiren Rijiju and minister of state for external affairs V.K. Singh respectively, were also not cleared. Abhinav was PS with Shashi Tharoor and Mr Rajesh was PS with Chandresh Kumari Katoch.

Source: www.asianage.com
[http://www.asianage.com/india/dopt-may-put-3-years-gap-posts-ministerial-staff-981]

Railway Budget to focus on passenger amenities

Railway Budget to focus on passenger amenities

Keeping passenger amenities and comfort as its top priorities, railways have proposed a new design coach with improved furnishings and house keeping scheme in coaches in the Rail Budget 2014-15.

The national transporter is also proposing to introduce intensive mechanised cleaning of coaches, clean train station scheme and comprehensive pest and rodent control treatment as part of measures to provide a comfortable journey to passengers.

Source: PTI

Centre Plans Changes in Labour Laws – ‘Flexible Working Hours’ implementation…

Centre Plans Changes in Labour Laws – ‘Flexible Working Hours’ implementation…

Since most of the labour laws being followed in this country were implemented prior to Independence and have therefore become redundant and outdated, the newly formed government at the centre, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, is seriously contemplating a revision of the existing laws. The Government intends to step up productivity by bringing forth these changes.

Changes in Britain: A law was recently implemented in Britain, one of the developed countries of the world. Employees working in factories and offices cannot be henceforth compelled to report to work at only a particular time. The law states that the employees shall be given flexi-time options to report to work at times that suit them and complete their tasks. For a casual observer, it might look as if the law is very pro-employee and anti-employer. But the law is actually intended to step up productivity. Experts in Britain felt that insisting on being seated for long hours or compelling workers to report to duty at a particular time or do only a particular task could be counterproductive. The changes were brought forth as a result.

Flexi-time work hours: The Indian Government too is planning to make similar changes in its labour laws. Changes like these, also known as “Flexible Working Hours”, are very likely to be implemented in India too, especially in the manufacturing sectors in order to step up the productivity. But these changes will be brought forth in such a manner that they bring forth the true potentials of the employees.

Also, changes like bringing in more and more workers within the minimum-wages slab, increasing overtime, enabling women to work in night shifts in factory environments, are also going to be implemented. The reforms are intended to minimize friction between the management and employees and thus increase productivity. As far as India is concerned, such reforms are only rarely implemented in the service sector, and almost never in the manufacturing sectors. Although India is the world’s third largest economy, more than 56% of the productivity comes from the service sector. Only 15% of the country’s productivity comes from the industrial and manufacturing sectors. In comparison, more than 45% of China’s productivity comes from its industrial workers.

The Government believes that there could be a tremendous increase in the country’s productivity by implementing reforms in the labour laws.

Source: CGEN.in
[http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/2014/07/centre-plans-changes-in-labour-laws-flexible-working-hours/]

Medical Yoga for Central Government employees and their families

Medical Yoga for Central Government employees and their families

Workshop on Medical Yoga for the benefit of Central Government employees and their families – Organised by GKK

GRIH KALYAN KENDRA
Under the aegis of 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Samaj Sadan, Lodhi Road Complex,
New Delhi-110003
F.No.-8/32/2014-GKK/1945
Date :-01.07.2014

Circular
Grih Kalyan Kendra is organising workshop on Medical Yoga for the benefit of Central Government employees and their families.

2. The details of workshop is as follows:-

S.No. Activity Venue SamajSadan at Period Timing Dates
1. Medical Yoga
(Beneficial in Joint pains, lower Back pains, Diabetes and B.P.)
Pandara Road 07 days 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM 7th July to 13th July 2014

3. For admission to the workshop kindly contact the officials present at the venue as per timings and dates given above

4. For other inquires the following may be contacted:
a) Ms Chandrakanta Tele  : No. 011- 24616219
b) Shri Ashok Kumar Tyagi  : Mobile No. 9811770184
5. It is requested that this circular may be given wide publicity in their respective localities.

sd/-
(N.Sriraman)
Director (W) & Secretary, GKK
Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/8_32_2014-GKK-01072014.pdf]

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