Sunday, 31 May 2015

Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01/07/2015 -reg.

Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01/07/2015-reg-NFIR View
Dearness Allowance increase is likely to be 118% of pay from July 2015
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. I/5(A)/Part. I Dated: 01/05/2015
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Dear Brother,

Sub: Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01/07/2015 -reg.

The All India Consumer Price Index for March 2015 was 254 and if it remains as it is for next three (3) months or if it rises to 256, the average is expected to be 253. Consequently, the Dearness Allowance increase is likely to be 118% of pay from July 2015.

The above is for information of affiliates. You are aware that the Government normally announces DA. revision in September, to be given effect from July.
Yours fraternally,
sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
source-http://www.nfirindia.org/

AICPIN for the month of April 2015

AICPIN for the month of April 2015
No. 5/1/2015- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED : 29th May, 2015
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – April, 2015

The All-India CPI-IW for April, 2015 increased by 2 points and pegged at 256 (two hundred and fifty six). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.79 per cent between March, 2015 and April, 2015 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.26 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.24 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Urd Dal, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk (Buffalo & Cow), Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Snack (Sweet & Saltish), Country Liquor, Electricity Charges, Doctor’s Fee, Private Tuition Fee, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted by Eggs (Hen), Onion, Chillies Green, Sugar, Petrol, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.79 per cent for April, 2015 as compared to 6.28 per cent for the previous month and 7.08 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 5.68 per cent against 6.98 per cent of the previous month and 7.76 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Srinagar reported the highest increase of 9 points followed by Bhilai (5 points). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 14 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. On the contrary, Giridih centre recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points followed by Guntur (3 points) and Ranchi-Hatia and Godavarikhani (2 points each). Among others, 1 point decrease was observed in 8 centres. Rest of the 9 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of May, 2015 will be released on Tuesday, 30th June, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.
sd/-
(S.S.NEGI)
Director
Source: http://www.labourbureau.gov.in/Press%20Note%20English%20Apr%202015.pdf

Employees allowed to get advance money from their GPF

Employees allowed to get advance money from their GPF (General Pension Fund)

Chandigarh: Punjab government today allowed its employees to get advance payment from their respective GPF (General Pension Fund) accounts for the purpose of higher education of their wards.

It also gave nod to provide non-returnable advance to its employees for the treatment of employees or their family members, removing earlier restrictions in this regard.

The Finance Department in a statement said employees could get 90 per cent non-returnable advance from GPF before their superannuation.

According to official spokespersons, employees desiring to go for ‘Haj’along with their family members could also get non-returnable advance.

He said necessary directions have been issued to all heads of departments, commissioners of divisions, Registrar of Punjab and Haryana High Court, all Deputy Commissioners and all Session Judges.

PTI

Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015.

Pensioners Portal Orders : DR to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015
G.I., Dept. of Pen. P.W., O.M.F.No.42/10/2014-P&PW(G), dated 26.5.2015
Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015.
In continuation of this Department’s OM No 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 20th October, 2014, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2015 to the following:
(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs.600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.1000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No.1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 223% w.e.f. 1.1.2015.
(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR @ 215% w.e.f. 1.1.2015.
(a) The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m. & revised to Rs 645 w.e.f 04 June ,2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June,2013.
(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs. 659/-, Rs. 703/- and Rs. 965/-.
2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 25.05.2015.

Authority www.persmin.gov.in

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

10th Wage Agreement – IBA Circular

10th Wage Agreement – IBA Circular
Indian Banks’ Association

10th Wage Agreement

Indian Banks Association inked wage settlement with Employee Unions and Officers’ Associations today, 25th May, 2015. The settlement gives 15% increase in salary and Allowances to about 10 lakh bank employees.

Employees and officers from 43 banks including public sector banks, old private sector banks and some of the foreign banks benefit from the wage revision. The current wage revision is effective from 1st November 2012 and will be valid for 5 years. In all 11 All India Employees Unions and Officers’ Associations participated in the wage revision exercise.

The scale pay of Officers has been revised from Rs.14500 – Rs.52000 to Rs.23700 – Rs.85000. (Special allowance for officers ranging from 7.75% to 11% of basic pay along with applicable Dearness allowance has also been introduced)

The scale pay of Workmen – non-subordinate has been revised from Rs.7200-Rs.19300 to Rs.11765-Rs.31540, also the scale pay of Subordinate staff has been revised from Rs.5850-Rs.11350 to Rs.9560-Rs.18545. (Special allowance for workmen @7.75% of basic pay along with applicable Dearness allowance has also been introduced)

Another important feature of the settlement is that a medical insurance scheme is being introduced for families of employees.

The 15% wage revision would cost the Public Sector banks Rs.4725 crores as incremental Salary and allowances in a year. Banks have been making provision for wage revision from November 2012. Mr. T M Bhasin, Chairman, IBA and Mr. Rajiv Rishi, Chairman, Negotiating Committee of IBA led the Management team in the negotiations. IBA expects banks will implement the revision immediately.

IBA expects the salary revision to improve the moral of the bank employees, leading to better productivity.

Monday, 25 May 2015

DoPT ready to hold meeting of NC JCM meeting on 29.05.2015 on merger of DA, 7th CPC report on time, Scrap PFRDA Act.

DoPT ready to hold meeting of NC JCM meeting on 29.05.2015 on merger of DA, 7th CPC report on time, Scrap PFRDA Act.

March to Parliament was held on 28.04.2015 and call of strike has been given by JCA on 23.11.2015 on the demands of central government employees. On the backdrop of the pressure mounted by JCA, DOPT has called a meeting of NC JCM on 29.05.2015 to discuss and consider the issues of central government employees.

No.3/1/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi,dated the 21st May, 2015
To
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary, Staff Side,
National Council (JCM)
13, C Ferozshah Road
New Delhi

Sir,
Please refer to your online grievance No.PM0PG/2015/83480 dated 28th April, 2015 regarding proposed call for Strike on 23.11.2015.

2. You will be aware that the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is scheduled to be held on 29.05.2015 and also meeting of the National Council (JCM) is likely to be held shortly. Some of the issues will be discussed and considered during the meetings.

Yours faithfully
(A.Asholi Chalai)
Director (JCA)

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:

1.    Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014, accepting the memorandum of the Staff Side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant Interim Relief and Merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report within the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include the Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC.  Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.

2.    No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services.

3.    No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.

4.    Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

5.    No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatisation of governmental  functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.

6.  Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.

7.    Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.

8.    No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.

9.    Remove the ceiling on payment of Bonus.

10. Ensure five promotions in the service career.


Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/2015/dopt-to-hold-a-meeting-of-nc-jcm-meeting-on-29-05-2015/

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Financial Components of Wage Revision – AIBOA Circular

Financial Components of Wage Revision – AIBOA Circular

ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION

Circular No.10/VI/2015
May 20,2015
Camp :Mumbai
All Units / State Committees
Dear Comrades,
  • Understanding reached on financial components of wage revision.
  • 7th Joint Note to be inked on 25th May 2015 at Mumbai Today, the penultimate round on the current wage revision was held at IBA Office, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai at 2.30 p.m. The IBA team was led by Shri Arun Tiwari, CMD, Union Bank, Shri Ashwini Mehra, DMD, SBI, Shri M. V. Tanksale, CEO, IBA, Shri K. Unnikrishnan, Dy. CEO, IBA, Shri K. S. Chauhan, Vice President, HR & IR, IBA besides the support team of IBA.
Preceding the discussions, there was a preliminary round in which Com. Alok Khare, Vice Chairman, besides the undersigned with the other organizational representatives participated in the exercise.

CEO, IBA while welcoming the representatives of the officers organisations expressed his happiness in the matter of reaching the understandings on distribution of the financial benefits to the officers based on the MOU inked on 23rd February 2015. He emphasized the need to protect and promote the public sector banks image in the eyes of the common man of the country. He also expressed the need to take forward the message of building a sense of belonging to the members of the officers community. Shri Arun Tiwari, CMD, UBI was categorical that the work force needs to be satisfied first through whom the image building and the involvement to build the public sector banks would become possible. Representatives of the four officers organisations responded positively to the observations and expressions made by the members of the IBA team. The agreed load was distributed amongst the pay slip components through mutual discussion and the chart of allocation was signed by the both the parties. The details are as under :

1. Basic Pay –
Scale I – 23700 – 980(7) – 30560 -1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020
Scale II – 31705-1145(1)-32850-1310(10)-45950
Scale III – 42020-1310(5)-48570-1460(2)-51490
Scale IV – 50030-1460(4)-55870-1650(2)-59170
Scale V – 59170 -1650(2)-62470-1800(2)-66070
Scale VI – 68680-1960(4)-76520
Scale VII – 76520-2120(4)-85000

2. Dearness Allowance – @0.10% per slab above CPI 4440 currently – 33.70%

3. Addl Stagnation increment – Scale II – 1, Scale III-1, Scale IV-1 (periodicity once in two years)
4. CCA – Higher Area 4% – 870, Lower Area 3% – 600

5. HRA – Major A class – 9%, Area I – 8%, other places -7%

6. Medical Aid – Scale I to III – Rs.8000, Scale IV and above – Rs. 9050

7. Special Allowance – Scale I to III – 7.75%, Iv & V – 10%, VI & VII – 11%
(it attracts Dearness Allowance)

The approval related to holidays on 2nd & 4th Saturdays is pending with Government Authorities for their approval and notification. Comrades, efforts are taken to give true reflection of the above in the joint note coupled with particulars related to other service conditions too. Various suggestions have been made by officers organizations to IBA on these matters.

We shall convey the full details of the joint notes once the same is finally inked on 25th May 2015 at Mumbai.
Comradely,
[s/d]
/S NAGARAJAN/
GENERAL SECRETARY
Source: AIOBA

Bank Employees Pay Scale as on May 2015 – Detailed Entry Level Salary for Clerk, Sub-staff, Officers

Bank Employees Pay Scale as on May 2015 – Detailed Entry Level Salary for Clerk, Sub-staff, Officers
ALL INDIA PNB STAFF FEDERATION

(Affiliated to N.C.B.E.)
Central Office:
R-8/38 Raj Nagar
Ghaziabad (U.P.)
Ph. /Fax No: 0120-4136800 Mobile (G.S.): 9818562336
E-mail: aipnbsf@yahoo.co.in Website: www.aipnbsf.org

Camp Office:
Punjab National Bank
Preet Vihar, Delhi-92
Circular No. 11/2015
Dated: 20.05.2015
TO ALL MEMBERS

10th BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT AT A GLANCE PAYSLIP INCREASE 15% (Rs.2270 CRORE)

1. Pay Scales: With effect from 01.11.2012-

bank employees revised pay scales may 2015

2. Stagnation Increments: 8 (Eight)
Sub-staff: 8×2 years;
Clerical: 5×3 years + 3×2 years

3. Dearness Allowance: 0.10% per slab of 4 points over 4440 points of CPI 1960 Base

4. PQP: Rs.410, 800, 1210, 1620, 2010

5. Special Pay: Clerical: SWO‘B’- 820, Head Cashier II- 1280, Special Assistant- 1930
Sub-staff: Armed Guard/Bills Collector- 390, Daftary- 560, Head Peon- 740
Driver- 2370, Electrician/AC Plant Helper- 2040, Head Messenger (IOB)- 1630

6. H.R.A.: Population 45 lacs & above- 10%, 12-45 lacs & Goa- 9%, Other Centres- 7.5%

7. FPP: Clerical: 1580, 1570, 1550/1450 (increment component- 1310)
Sub-Staff: 790, 780, 780/730 (Increment component- 655)

8. Transport Allowance: Upto 15th stage- Rs.425, 16th stage and above- Rs.470

9. Special Allowance (A New Allowance Introduced): 7.75% of Basic Pay + D.A. thereon

10. Medical Aid: Rs.2200 p.a.

11. Washing Allowance: Rs.150 p.m.

12. Cycle Allowance: Rs.100 p.m.

13. Dependent family Income Criteria: Income upto Rs 10,000 p.m.

The full Settlement is under preparation and will be signed on Monday, the 25th May, 2015. RBI has given its in principle clearance for implementing full holidays on 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Matter is being expedited with the Government now.
With Greetings,
Yours comradely,
(R.K.SHARMA)
GENERAL SECRETARY
Source: www.aipnbsf.org

Friday, 22 May 2015

PFRDA Order: Incentive for mobilization and registration of subscribers under Atal Pension Yojana

PFRDA Order: Incentive for mobilization and registration of subscribers under Atal Pension Yojana
PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
1st Floor, ICADR Building, Plot No. 6.
Vasant Kunj Institutional Area,
Phase – II, New Delhi – 110070
No. PFRDAIAPY/4/62
19th May, 2015
To,
All Banks under APY
Sir,
Subject: Incentive for mobilization and registration of subscribers under Atal Pension Yojana.

I am directed to say that incentive structure for Banks to mobilize and register subscriber under Atal Pension Yojana has been under the consideration of PFRDA.

2. In consultation with the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, it has been decided that for mobilizing each account the Banks will be paid an incentive as per the table below:
i. Per capita incentive at Rs 100
ii. Incentive payable for promotion and development of APY:
S no Number of subscribers under APY with each Bank Incentive for promotional efforts (only for new accounts opened during the year)
1  Less than 1 lakh Rs 20/-
2 More than 1 lakh upto 3 lakh Rs 30/-
3 More than 3 lakh upto 5 lakh Rs 40/-
4 More than 5 lakh Rs 50/-

As Banks are expected to engage the Banking Correspondents (BCs) / Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) / Non-bank aggregators to mobilize the subscribers, they can Share the incentives with such BCs / MFIs / Non-bank aggregators etc. in the ratio 50:50 :: Banks : BCs/MFIs/ Non-bank aggregators.
 
3. Banks are advised to contact aggregators for shifting of existing eligible Swavalamban subscribers to APY as per the scheme.
 
4. Payment of incentives to banks each year will be made after the completion of the financial year on receipt of funds from the government.

Yours sincerely,
(Purnima Sharma)
Dy. General Manager
Source: http://pfrda.org.in/WriteReadData/Links/Incentive%20Structure%20for%20APY5c598c21-5021-481a-8866-16213d2d1343.pdf

Scrapping of NPS, Upgradation of Post from Gp C to Gp B, Stepping of Pay of Loco Inspector etc: AIRF & NFIR writes to Member Staff, Railway Board

Joint letter of AIRF and NFIR: Scrapping of NPS, Upgradation of Post from Gp C to Gp B, Stepping of Pay of Loco Inspector etc: AIRF & NFIR writes to Member Staff, Railway Board for Joint Meeting.

No. II/NFIR/95/Part VII
Dated: 19/05/2015
Shri Pradeep Kumar
Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir.
Sub: Joint letter of AIRF and NFIR -reg.

The Federations seriously disappointed over non-finalisation of issues in spite of discussion held at lower level on a number of occasions. Even he agreed issues in the full Board Meeting held on 7th February 2014, have not been implemented (eg stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors appointed prior to 01/01/2006 and upgradation of Apex level Group ‘C’ posts to Group ‘B’ Gazetted- 3335 posts).

While conveying unhappiness over procrastination of matters, we list below the issues which are needed to be settled at the earliest. Incidentally, it is mentioned that a few issues agreed to during
discussions in the Fast Track Committee Meetings are yet to be complied with:-

Issues:
  • Induction of Course Completed Act Apprentices against erstwhile Group ‘D’ vacancies in Safety and other categories.
  • Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme – Hon‘ble Minister for Railways sent proposal to Finance Minister on 29’h March 2014 and thereafter the Railway Board has sent reminder to the MoF,
  • Absorption of Quasi-Administrative Units staff against erstwhile Group ‘D‘ vacancies Railway Board have arbitrarily cancelled the policy decision issued in 1973 and 1977, Since then the Federations have been pressing for restoration of policy. The subject has been dealt with in the DC/NCM meeting also vide item No. 27/2006 & 12/2012. Also the subject was discussed in the meeting held by the Full Board on 7th Feb. 2014. Unfortunately. there has been no satisfactory finalisation of this item.
  • Upgradation of Apex level Group ‘C‘ posts to Group ‘B‘ Gazetted (3335 posts) – implementation of agreement dated 7th Feb 2014 is yet to be ensured.
  • Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors appointed prior to 01/01/2006. Although agreed in the Full Board meeting. the decision has not been implemented yet.
  • Though instructions have been issued by the Railway Board for inclusion of a few additional categories of safety categories of staff in GP 1800 under LARSGESS vide Railway Board‘s letter No. E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2 dated 24/03/2014, but unwarranted conditions like “working on tracks” have been shown even though these staff by virtue of working conditions perform Safety job.
  • Federations. therefore. urge upon the Member Staff to kindly fix Joint meeting at the earliest for frank discussions.
(Dr. M. Raghavaia)
General Secretary/NFIR
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary/AIRF
Source: NFIR
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UX05OX1FKX0tyOVU/view]

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Treatment of period of Railway employees sent for medical treatment of serious ailments like Cancer, Tuberculosis or Polio myelitis as Govt. duty: NFIR writes to Railway Board

Treatment of period of Railway employees sent for medical treatment of serious ailments like Cancer, Tuberculosis or Polio myelitis as Govt. duty: NFIR writes to Railway Board

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
No. 11/10
Dated: 19/05/2015
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Treatment of period of Railway employees sent for medical treatment of serious ailments like Cancer, Tuberculosis or Polio myelitis -reg.

Federation desires to invite attention of the Railway Board to the provisions contained in Rule No. 1676 (1) extract of which is reproduced below:-

“A Railway servant suffering from Cancer, Tuberculosis or Polio myelitis who is sent to a hospital referred in Rule 643 RI for treatment on the advice of the authorised Medical Attendant shall be entitled to travelling allowance as for a journey on tour to and from the place of treatment, but no daily allowance shall be admissible for any halts”

As per the above provision Railway employee or a family member of the employee if suffering from Cancer, Tuberculoses or Polio myelitis and sent to Railway Hospital or referred to another Hospital for treatment is entitled for payment of travelling allowance similar to the journey on tour, to and from the place of treatment.
NFIR has noted that the rules, however, do not cover the period of absence during the medical treatment of the Railway employee or member of his/her family. Reports received by the Federation from Zones/Divisions reveal that Railway employees have been facing difficulties in absence of adequate provision as the period spent by the employee is debited against ‘leave due‘ and sometimes leads to ‘Nil’ balance which causes further hardships as the employees are denied salary due to non- availability of adequate amount of leave in the leave account.

NFIR, therefore requests the Railway Board to make suitable provision in the rules for treating such periods as duty, may be, on production of medical certificate from the authorised medical officer and issue instructions accordingly. This will send a right message among the Railway employees as a positive welfare measure. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UMjJHOXdQUi1SUmM/view]

Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability – Dopt Orders

Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability – Dopt Orders

Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability — Supreme Court Order in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board, (2008) 1 SCC 579

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.25012/1/2015-Estt (A-IV), dated 19.5.2015

Subject: Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability — Supreme Court Order in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board, (2008) 1 SCC 579.

The undersigned is directed say that vide Department of Personnel and Training’s OM No.18017/1/2014-Estt(L) dated the 25 th February, 2015, certain clarifications regarding treatment of leave and absence of disabled Government servants have been issued.

2. Instances have come to notice where Government servants apply for voluntary retirement under various provisions like Rules 38, Rule 48 and 48A of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or Rule 56 of the Fundamental Rule on account of hardships faced by them due to a disability, as they are unaware of the protection provided by the Section 47 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act). Section 47 of the PwD Act, 1995 is reproduced below for reference:

“Non-discrimination in Government Employment — (1) No establishment shall dispense with, or reduce in rank, an employee who acquires a disability during his service.

Provided that, if an employee, after acquiring disability is not suitable for the post he was holding, could be shifted to some other post with the same pay scale and service benefits;

Provided further that if it is not possible to adjust the employee against any post, he may be kept on a supernumerary post until a suitable post is available or he attains the age of superannuation, whichever is earlier. No promotion shall be denied to a person merely on the ground of his disability;

Provided that the appropriate Government may, having regard to the type of work carried on in any establishment, by notification and subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in such notification, exempt any establishment from the provisions of this section”.

3. The issue had come up in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board (2008) 1 SCC 579, decided by the Hon’ble Supreme Court where the employee who had during his service suffered from blindness, had applied for voluntary retirement. The Hon’ble Supreme court has observed that the Petitioner was not aware of any protection that the law afforded him and apparently believed that the blindness would cause him to lose his job, which was the source of livelihood of his family. In those circumstances, it was the duty of the superior officers to explain to him the correct legal position and to tell him about his legal justifys.

4. Keeping in view the provisions of the Section 47 of the PwD Act, 1995 and the above mentioned judgement, it has been decided that whenever a Government servant seeks voluntary retirement citing medical grounds, or when the said notice has been submitted due to a disability, the administrative authorities shall examine as to whether the case is covered under Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995. In case the provisions are applicable, the Government servant shall be advised that he/she has the option of continuing in service with the same pay scale and service benefits.

5. In case a disabled Government servant reconsiders his decision and withdraws the notice for voluntary retirement, his case shall be dealt with under the provisions of the Section 47 read with the Department of Personnel and Training OM dated 25th February, 2015, mentioned above. If however, in spite of being so advised, such Government servant still wishes to take voluntary retirement, the request may be processed as per the applicable rule.

6. All the Ministries and Departments are requested to keep the above in view while processing cases of requests for Voluntary retirement from disabled Government servants.
Hindi version follows.
sd/-
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director
Authority: www.persmin.gov.in
Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability – Dopt Orders

Bank Wage Revision 10th Bipartite : Scales finalized – RBI cleared holiday for 2nd & 4th Saturdays

Bank Wage Revision 10th Bipartite : Scales finalized – RBI cleared holiday for 2nd & 4th  Saturdays

Bank Xth Bipartite : Scales finalized. RBI cleared holiday for 2nd & 4th Saturdays

Distribution Chart for 10th Bi-Partite Settlement Finalised:

Scales: Substaff- 9560 to 18545 + 8 Stagnation Increments (each after 2 years)

Clerical: 11765 to 31540 + 8th Stagnation Increments (1st to 5th- each after 3 years, 6th to 8th- each after 2 years)

8th Stagnation Increment w.e.f . 01.05.2015

D.A.: 0.10% Per Slab

HRA: 10%, 9% & 7.5%. Only 3 Areas will remain (Last 2 Areas will be clubbed)
(45 lacs and above: 10 % ; 12-45 lacs & Goa : 9 % ; other centres : 7.5 %)

Special Allowance: 7.75% of Basic Pay with DA

Transport Allowance: Upto 15th Stage of Scale- 425, 16th Stage & above- 470

Medical Aid: 2200
Officers’ scale is going to be finalized shortly today (20/05/15)

RBI has cleared the proposal of IBA to declare 2nd & 4th Saturdays as holidays. The clearance has been sent to the Govternment for approval.

The joint note likely to be signed very soon, Most probably on 25th May 2015. Be with us for more news soon !

Source: paycommissionupdate.blogspot.in

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Falling additional DA hike; Decreasing curiosity among employees

Expected DA from July 2015: Falling additional DA hike; Decreasing curiosity among employees

Along with the decreasing percentage of additional Dearness Allowance, there is also a noticeable fall in interest among employees to know more about ‘Expected DA’…!

“There was tremendous curiosity when initial reports surfaced that ‘Expected DA’ could be as high as 10% in 2013. But, now, when the expectation is fixed at around 5%, readership for the topic has decreased considerably.”

Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees, which is given once every six months, is currently expected to be not more than a very minimal 5%.

Additional Dearness Allowance from July 2015 is based on the fluctuation in price of essential commodities between the months of January and June 2015. With the CPI(IW) data available for only three months as of now, the general prediction is that if the AICPIN falls by 6 points total in three months, the additional DA could be as low as 4% from July 2015.

The chances of a 6% of additional DA increase with effect from July 2015 are very minimal.

Statistics of AICPIN of the next two months will decide if the next additional DA is going to be 5% or 6%.
Why is Dearness Allowance, which is given once every six months in order to help the salaried class manage the increasing prices of essential commodities, so important this time?

What has DA got to do with the 7th Pay Commission? and

What is the connection between the 7th Pay Commission and Dearness Allowance?

Let’s look at them in detail (Click here to continue…)

7CPC: IPS officers, IRS officers seek pay parity with IAS officers from 7th pay panel

7CPC: IPS officers, IRS officers seek pay parity with IAS officers from 7th pay panel

New Delhi: Various service associations of All India Services and allied services have represented to the Seventh Pay Commission seeking pay parity with IAS officers and adequate representation in central government’s policy making positions.

Officers associations of Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) have made detailed presentations to the Pay Commission about their grievances and suggestions for the future.

Though made separately, the associations’ presentations unanimously voiced their demand for ensuring pay parity with IAS officers and a share in Joint Secretary-level posts at the Centre.



The Indian Revenue Service officials demanded that top level posts be increased to accommodate them on par with IAS officers. Asserting that they were involved in the important task of collecting revenue for the government, the IRS officers association said the superiority of IAS and Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officers should go as they did not face any hardships.

Listing out the “disparities”, the associations complained about delay in empanelment of officers of their services as Joint Secretaries at the centre vis-a-vis IAS officers. For example, they said, while a 1997 batch IAS officer is empanelled as Joint Secretary, for empanelment of an IPS officer he has to be of the 1993 batch, 1994 batch for IA&AS and 1989 for IFoS.

These organisations deprecated IAS officers deciding the fate of other All India Services and Allied services officers.

The IRS officers also demanded positions ranging from Superintendents of Police to Joint Directors in the CBI for its officers, claiming they were equipped to deal with economic crimes.

IA&AS memorandum also sought equality in rules governing central deputation and allowances.
In its representation, the IPS Officers Association deplored that its demand for pay parity with IAS and IFS has been ignored by successive Pay Commissions.

“But the same (their demand) has not found favour with the Commission. Unfortunately, the reasons for turning down the request were never based on merit but through direct acceptance of flawed arguments made by the other side on the basis of specious premises,” it said.

The IPS officers also demanded that there be more options for them in central staffing and policy making, especially police-specific jobs like internal security division under the Union Home Ministry.

There are hardly any joint secretary or secretary level officers in the bureaucracy from IPS. The memorandum also said that out of 111 posts of Central Vigilance Officers, only 21 were occupied by IPS officers.

It also spoke about the duty of a police officer which went beyond his ordinary scheduled work hours. “A police officer is subject to restrictions on his private life, one of which is the obligation to obey an order to return to duty,” it said.

The duty hours spanned more than 16 hours a day and, therefore, there was a need to introduce an ‘Overtime Allowance’ for police personnel.

Previous UPA regime had announced the Seventh Pay Commission which was constituted on February 28, 2014. Chaired by Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, it has Vivek Rae as full-time Member, Ratin-Roy as part time Member and Meena Agarwal as Secretary.

The Commission has been given 18 months to submit its recommendations and its term expires in October this year.

PTI

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Dopt Clarification on LTC – Eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions

Dopt Clarification on LTC – Eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A-IV), dated 18.5.2015

Subject: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988- Clarification regarding eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department receives a number of references from Government servants/ various Ministries/Departments seeking clarifications regarding the eligibility of Government employees in respect of Home Town LTC. The point of doubts raised and their clarifications are as under :-
ltc
S.No. / Query / Clarification

1. Whether the employees whose Headquarters/ Place of posting and Home Town are same, are eligible for Home Town LTC?
No. Government employees whose headquarters/place of posting and Home Town are one and the same are not eligible for Home Town LTC.

2. Whether the employees who are not eligible for Home Town LTC may avail the Special Concession scheme of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to North East Region, allowed by DoPT’s 31011/3/2014-Estt.A-IV 26.09.2014?
No. Employees whose Home Town & Headquarters are same are not eligible for Home town LTC and hence, the question of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to these places under special concession scheme does not arise.

3. Whether the employees residing in cities / towns outside Delhi which fall under other states of National Capital Region (NCR) are eligible for Home Town Concession?
Yes, Cities/Towns which outside Delhi and fall in other states of NCR are not to be treated as Delhi Headquarters. Hence, the Government employees whose headquarters are Delhi and reside in cities/towns outside Delhi falling in other states of NCR, are eligible for Jammu & Kashmir & Andaman & Nicobar Islands as eligible for Home Town Concession.

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Meetings held by 7th Pay Commission (as on 12.5.2015)

Meetings held by 7th Pay Commission (as on 12.5.2015)
Meetings held by 7th CPC
 
DateMeeting with
12.05.2015At Guwahati: AIS officers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
11.05.2015At Shillong: AIS Officers of Meghalaya; Commissioner, Central Excise and Customs; DG Assam Rifles; IG CRPF; Secretary NEC; Regional Coordination Committee of Central Government Employees & Workers, North Eastern Region; Accounts Category-III Association; NIC Meghalaya
10.05.2015At Shillong: NR Railway Pensioners’ Association; Depot Fire Staff Welfare Committee; Zoological Survey of India; Survey of India; Botanical Survey of India; Additional PCCF, MOEF
07.05.2015Associations of Group A Engineering Services
06.05.2015Delhi Prosecutors Welfare Association; Delhi Information & Public Relation Officers Association
02.05.2015Associations of Officers representing Indian Cost Accounts Service, IES, Indian Statistical Service
01.05.2015FROA; Associations of Officers representing IRTS, IRSSE, IRAS, IOFS
30.04.2015Associations of Officers representing Indian Postal Service, Indian P&T Finance & Accounts Service, IDAS, Indian Legal Service
29.04.2015Associations of Officers representing IA&AS, Indian Civil Accounts Service, IRS, IC&CES
28.04.2015Associations of Officers representing IPS, Indian Foreign Service, IIS
27.04.2015Associations of Officers representing IAS, Indian Forest Service
17.04.2015Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC); Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB); Competition Commission of India (CCI)
16.04.2015Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI); Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI); Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA); Warehousing Development Regulatory Authority (WDRA); Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERAI)
14.04.2015National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR)
13.04.2015National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR)
08.04.2015All India Railwaymen Federation (AIRF)
07.04.2015All India Railwaymen Federation (AIRF)
06.04.2015National Federation of Atomic Energy; Central Secretariat Non-Gazetted Employees’ Union
31.03.2015Indian National Defence Workers Federation (INDWF); Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
30.03.2015All India Defence Employees’ Federation (AIDEF); Confederation of Defence Recognized Associations (CDRA)
27.03.2015Income Tax Employees’ Federation; Indian Audit & Accounts Service Officers Association
26.03.2015Federation of National Postal Organizations
25.03.2015National Federation of Postal Employees
24.03.2015National Council, JCM – Staff Side
23.03.2015National Council, JCM – Staff Side
25.02.2015National Council, JCM – Staff Side
17.02.2015Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj; Central Government Pensioners, Welfare Association; India Ex-Services League; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee
05.02.2015At Port Blair: Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee; Federation of Pharmacist Association (FIPO); Pensioners Association (JN Chander); Central Islands Agricultural Research Institute; Specialist Doctors Association; Light House and Light Ships Staff Association; Andaman and Nicobar Group “D” Medical Employees Association; Andaman and Nicobar Island Doctors Health Service Association; Andaman and Nicobar Teachers’ Association
04.02.2015At Port Blair: Tech. Staff Association Andaman Lakshadweep Harbour Works; Andaman and Nicobar Forest Executive Staff Association; All India Forest Range Officers Federation; A&N Islands State Forest Service Association; Employees of Agriculture Department; The Non Gazetted Government Officers’ Association; Andaman Technical Agriculture Employees Association; Government Employees Federation; Botanical Survey of India Employees Association; Andaman & Nicobar Islands Cooperative Department Executive Employees Association; Sub Committee on IT Non Gazetted Government Officers’ Association; Akhil Bharatiya Rashtriya Shaishhik Mahasangh
14.01.2015At Kolkata: All India Railway Accounts Staff Association, SER Chapter; Technical Assistants’ Association of IIEST; All India Postal Stenographers’ Association; Eastern Railwaymen’s Congress (ERMC); All India Data Processing Officers’ Association; National Institute for the Orthopedically Handicapped Staff Association; Commercial Intelligence Union; Commercial Intelligence and Statistics Employees Association; Employees’ Association, CAT-III, Office of AG, WB; All India Customs Ministerial Officers’ Association; All India Customs Ministerial Employees Federation; National Library Employees Association; East Coast Railway Engineers’ Association; The Company Law Administrative Employees Association; Joint Council of Action of Income Tax Associations, WB; MTP Railwaymen’s Union
13.01.2015At Kolkata: All India P&T SC/ST Employees’ Welfare Association, WB Postal Circle; All India (Postal) Administrative Offices Employees Union; Postal Engineers’ Association; National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organization Employees’ Association; IAS Officers’ Association; Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officers’ Association; IPS Officers’ Association; GSI Scientific Officers’ Association (GSISOA); GSI Employees Association; BARC Officers’ Association; All India Postal Administrative Offices’ Association; National Library Staff Association; National Defence Non-Gazetted Staff Association; National Defence Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers’ Association; OFB Retired Employees’ Association; All India Ordnance Factories Teaching Staff Association; Indian Railway Medical Laboratory Technologists Association; Indian Ordnance Factory Gazetted Officers Association; National Federation of Printing, Stationery and Publication Employees
15.12.2014At Jodhpur: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti; All Staff & Welfare Inspectors of North Western Railway; Retired ICAR Employees Welfare Society (RICAREWES); National Union of Postal Employees (Group-C); All India Train Controllers Association; KVS; All India Ex Para Military Association; Legal Men’s Association (Railways); BRO; Rajasthan Radiographer Association
12.12.2014At Jodhpur: Laboratory Technician Union, Rajasthan; Aids Control Employees Infection Diseases Centre; Coordinating Committee Central Government Pensioners Organisation, Rajasthan State; All India Pensioners’ Forum for Retired Officers of Central Ex. Customs & Service Tax Deptt.; Defence Laboratories Employees Union; All India Association of Clerical Employees of Ordnance Factories (AIACEOF); Rashtriya Raksha Ayudh Karamchari Sangh; North West Railway Engineers Association; Association of Railway Nurses of India; Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association; All India Loco Running Staff Association; Public Prosecutors RPF
29.11.2014Registrar (Administration), Supreme Court of India
27.11.2014Indian Defence Service Engineers
19.11.2014At Hyderabad: South Central Railways Employees Sangh; SVP NPA Employees’ Association; Nuclear Fuel Complex, IWU, NUFCOSSA and NFCSAA; Rail Mazdoor Union; All India MES Civilian Engineers’ Association; NIMS Paramedicals Employees Union & Society of Indian Radiographers; All India Central Government Deaf Employees; Scientific Workers Association; All India Retired Railmen’s Federation; All India MES Civilian Engineers’ Association (AIMCEA); ISRO Retired Employees’ Forum; Postal Officers Pension Association; Accountant General Office Pensioners Association; Naval Armament Inspectors Organization; National Defence Group “B” Gazetted Officers’ Association (NDGBGOA); Ordnance Factory Mazdoor Sangh; Government Employees National Confederation (GENC); South Central Railway Engineers Association (SCREA)
12.11.2014At Shimla: HP State Coordination Committee of Central Govt. Employees and Workers; SAS (Accounts) Association; Central Research Institute Employees’ Association; All India NIC S&T Officers’ Association; All India Postal Administrative Officers’ Employees Union Group “C” and “D” NFPE; All India Association of Inspectors and Assistants Superintendents, Posts; All India Postal Employees Union Group “C”; IAS Officers’ Association
09.11.2014At Mumbai: IPS Association, Maharashtra; Assistant Audit Officers’ Association; Competent Authority – SAFEMA/NDPSA; Indian Revenue Service Promotee Officers’ Association; Indian Revenue Service Association, Mumbai; Films Division Cameramen; Indian Naval Armament Service Association; Directorate of Marketing and Inspection Employees’ Association, Forest Survey of India
08.11.2014At Mumbai: All India Defence Pharmacist Association; Orthotics and Prosthetics Association of India; All India CGHS Employees’ Association; All India Association of Statistical Investigators; National Railway Mazdoor Union; All India Naval Technical Supervisory Staff Association; Ordnance Factories Group B Gazetted Officers; National Defence Non-Gazetted Staff Association; All India Association of Non-Gazetted Officers; The Naval Employees’ Union, National Defence Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers Association
07.11.2014At Mumbai: ISRO Pensioners’ Association; Directorate of Purchase and Stores Employees’ Association; Atomic Energy Workers and Staff Union; National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees; Atomic Energy Workers and Staff Union; BARC Employees’ Association, Tarapur; All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents; All India Savings Bank Control Employees’ Union; All India Central Labour Welfare Organization Staff Association; Central Government Pensioners’ Welfare Association
06.11.2014At Mumbai: Central Railway Promotee Officers’ Association; Central Railway Mazdoor Sangh; All India Train Controllers’ Association; Central Railway Engineers’ Association; Bhartiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh; All India Loco Running Staff Association; Western Railway Motormen’s Association; Indian Railways Radiographers’ Association; All India Loco Inspectors’ Welfare Association; Rashtriya Bhartiya Khani Vibhag Karmchari Sangh; Indian Bureau of Mines Employees’ Association; Central Water and Power Research Station; Indian Forest Service Association, Maharashtra
30.10.2014S30 Retired Pensioners’ Association; PFRDA
29.10.2014Director General and Other officers of Defence Estate
13.10.2014At Leh: Personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Defence Institute of High Altitude Research, DRDO, BRO, ITBP, MES, All Ladakh Central Government Employees Association
09.10.2014At Dehradun: Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association, LBSNAA; National Institute for the Visually Handicapped Employees’ Union; Ministerial Staff Association, Survey of India; Topographical Staff Association, Survey of India; Class III Service Association, Survey of India; Central Government Library Association; Faculty, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy; Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy Staff Association; Faculty, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
08.10.2014At Dehradun: National Defence Medical Laboratory Technical Staff Association; All India Association of Clerical Employees of Ordnance Factories; Employees Union Ordnance Factory, Dehradun; All India Association of Non-Gazetted Officers of Ordnance & Equipment Factories and Quality Assurance Organization; Staff Association, Rashtriya Indian Military College; All India DGQA Engineers Association; Wildlife Institute of India
24.09.2014Indian Ex-servicemen Movement
23.09.2014CRPF Officers
22.09.2014BSF Officers; Forum of retired CAPF officers
17.09.2014Aviation Research Centre
16.09.2014RPF Group ‘A’ Officers, IIM Bangalore
15.09.2014Disabled War Veterans (DISWAVE) Association, DG Bureau of Police Research and Development
26.08.2014At Bangalore: IAS Officers’ Association, IPS Officers’ Association, IFS Officers’ Association
25.08.2014At Bangalore: IIM Bangalore, ISRO
24.08.2014At Bangalore: Army Base Workshop (EME) Diploma Holders Association, Bangalore, Air Force Store Keepers Association, All India NCC Defence Civilian Employees Association, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers – Karnataka State, Atomic Energy Employees Federation, All India Central Excise Inspectors Association, The Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association, Indian Railway Loco Runningmen Organisation, South Western Railways Engineers Association, Railway Wheel Factory, South Western Railway Employees Sangh, All India DRDO Personal Staff Association, DoS Pensioners Forum, Central Government Pensioners Association, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research Employees’ Association, NIMHANS, Veterans Association, All India Loco Running Staff Association
21.08.2014Physiotherapy Forum; Indian Ordnance Factories Group’B’ Gazetted Officers Association
20.08.2014Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan
24.07.2014Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League
23.07.2014Bharat 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
22.07.2014Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association
21.07.2014Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW
19.06.2014Indian 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)
18.06.2014IFS 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
17.06.2014IAS 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
16.06.2014IPS 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

Monday, 18 May 2015

Increment issues – Why is Annual Increment denied to employees retiring in June?

Increment issues – Why is Annual Increment denied to employees retiring in June?

Why is Annual Increment denied to employees retiring in June?

Until 01.01.2006, the date of implementing employee’s annual increment was fixed on the basis of his/her date of appointment or promotion option. After the 6th CPC, it was decided that 1st July of each year would be the uniform date of implementation of annual increment for all Central Government employees.

Employees who are appointed after January 1st are not eligible for that year’s annual increment on July 1. They qualify for annual increment only the next year.

The revised pay rules said that “If an employee is on leave or is availing joining time on the 1st of July, the benefit of annual increment in pay will be drawn only from the date on which he resumes duty and not from the first of July. Each year, employees who retire in the month of June are not given the annual increment of the year since they do not report to work on 1st July. Only those employees who resume duty on July 1st are eligible to receive the annual increment. Or, the day they report back to work is taken as the date for implementing the annual increment. Since there are no possibilities for the retired employees to return to work, they are not considered as qualified to receive the annual increment.

The revised pay rules states that only those who have been receiving the same basic pay continuously for 6 months are considered as qualified for annual increment. According to the another rule of qualification for increment, the person should have complete one year in service after receiving the annual increment. Therefore, despite being qualified, these employees are denied their annual increment.

There is an order that states that those who retire on July 1st should complete the retirement formalities in the month of June.

Instead of strictly looking into such technicalities, it would be a nice gesture on the part of the Government to extend the benefits of annual increment to those senior employees too who retire from service in the month of June.

Source: www.90paisa.blogspot.in

6th CPC INTRODUCES NEW METHOD OF CALCULATION FOR INCREMENTS

6th CPC INTRODUCES NEW METHOD OF CALCULATION FOR INCREMENTS
6th CPC has the honour of introducing a number of new changes.
Some of the most important changes introduced by the 6th CPC are GRADE PAY STRUCTURE, 3% INCREMENT, CHILDREN’S EDUCATION ALLOWANCE, and announcing July 1 as INCREMENT DAY FOR ALL. In addition, it also created new regulations to avoid smaller calculations – the method of “ROUNDED OFF TO THE NEXT MULTIPLE OF TEN.”

Even as the 7th CPC is fast approaching, doubts about the Increment Calculation on the basis of the 6th CPC persists, especially about the “ROUNDED OFF TO THE NEXT MULTIPLE OF TEN” method. It is obvious that doubts persist.

In order to avoid decimals, it is a usual practice to round off anything over 50 as 1, and less than 50 as 0. But, according to the Revised Pay Rules 2008 of the 6th CPC, 100.90 is to be taken as 101, and, 101 is to be rounded off as 110.

Let us assume that a person’s increment calculation results in 510.90. That has to be taken as 510. But, if the number is 511, then it has to be taken as 520.

Let us get to the interesting part of this concept:
For those with Band Pay higher than 7440, there are chances that Transport Allowance would rise from Rs. 400 to 800 or from Rs. 600 to 1600. There are possibilities that even 10 Paise could make a big impact.

The difference between Rs. 7430 and Rs. 7440 is huge..!

Many would have found themselves in critical junctures where these small differences would result in differences of Rs. 1000 per month, adding up to Rs. 12000 per year. That could be one of the reasons why some employees are upset with these calculations. The ones who had to lose due to these calculations will remember it for a very long time.

In the beginning of 2009, a few departments didn’t understand these calculations properly. They went about rounding off 50 Paise as Re. 1 and calculated increments on that basis.

Even when 6th CPC tried to remove the impact of Paise in the calculations, it somehow continues to have an effect!

Source: 7thpaycommissionupdates.blogspot.in

Pay Fixation on MACP as per 6th Pay Commission – Some Illustrations

Pay Fixation on MACP as per 6th Pay Commission – Some Illustrations

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS)

MACP clarifications is given with useful illustrations for Defence Civilian Employees. This type of explanations is very useful to know and clarify the doubts of the new scheme. Wittingly to clear in the particular subject, because it is connecting with lifetime promotion of every employee.

This scheme for career upgradations to Central Government employees was introduced with effect from 1-09-2008 with introduction of revised pay rules 2008.

This scheme has replaced earlier scheme of Assured Career Progression Scheme of August 1999.
Under this scheme, an employee would get at least three career upgradations during his entire service on completion of 10,20 and 30 years of service.

Under this scheme an employee would be placed in next higher grade pay on completion of 10 years in previous grade and in case of no promotion has been offered to him.

a. Illustrations of Grant of MACP – Illustration – 1
In case of recruitment of an individual in Grade Pay (GP) of Rs.4200 with no promotion for 10 years,
1st financial upgradation after 10 years with GP-Rs.4600;
2nd financial upgradation after (10+10) 20 years with GP- Rs.4800;
3rd financial upgradation after (10+10+10) 30 years with GP- Rs.5400.

Illustration – 2
In case of recruitment of an individual in Grade Pay (GP) of Rs.4200 with first promotion after 5 years with GP of Rs. 4600,

The promotion will be considered as 1st financial upgradation;
2nd financial Up gradation after (5+10) 15 years with GP-Rs.4800;
3rd financial up-gradation after (5+10+10) 25 years with GP-Rs.5400.

Illustration – 3
In case of recruitment of an individual in Grade Pay (GP) of Rs.4200 with 1st promotion in 5 years with GP-Rs.4600 and 2nd promotion after 8 years,(5+8=13 years) with GP of Rs.4800,
He will get only 3rd financial up-gradation after (5+8+10) 23 years with GP-Rs.5400.

b. Norms for grant of MACP
The financial up gradation would be on non-functional basis subject to fitness in the hierarchy of pay band and grade pay.

The only benchmark of “Good” would be applicable till the grade pay of Rs.6600 in PB-3.
The benchmark will be “Very Good” for financial upgradation to the grade pay of Rs.7600 and above.
However, if the financial upgradation under the MACPS also happen to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefits under MACPS as mentioned in Para 17 of the scheme, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACP also.

c. Clarifications on MACP

If the promotional hierarchy as per recruitment rules is such that promotions are earned in the same grade pay, then the same shall be counted for the purposes of MACP.

Only the continuous regular service is counted towards qualifying service and the regular service shall commence from the date of joining in direct entry grade on the MACP envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay as given in Section1, Part A of first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008.

Financial upgradation will also be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years in the same grade pay.
Only regular service rendered in the Central Government Department/Office would be counted for the purposes of grant of MACP.

All tenures spent on deputation, Foreign Service, study leave, all kind of leave, shall be included in the regular service.

d. The benefits of MACP are admissible upto HAG scale of Rs. 67000-79000.
All cases of grant of promotions/ACPs under pre-revised pay scales of Rs. 5000-8000, Rs. 5500-9000, Rs. 6500-10500 and Rs. 7400-11500 and if those merged w.e.f. 1-1-2006 would be ignored for purpose of grant of financial upgradation under the scheme.

Source: CGEN.in

National Anomaly Committee Meeting will be held on 29.5.2015 – Agenda Points

National Anomaly Committee Meeting will be held on 29.5.2015 – Agenda Points

NFIR published the order issued by the DoPT to convene a meeting of National Anomaly Committee on 29th May 2015 and also attached agenda points…

No.11/1/2015-JCA
Government India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 12th May, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee – 29th May, 2015 at 3.00 P.M.
The undersigned is directed to say that a meeting to discuss the items which were discussed in the last National Anomaly Committee Meeting held on

17.07.2012 and required separate examination (as annexed) is scheduled to be held under the Chairpersonship of Joint Secretary (E) on 29th May, 2015 at 15.00 Hrs in Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi.

2. It is requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.
sd/-
(A.Asholi Chalai)
Director(JCA)
Tel/Fax: 011-23094906

Distribution:
ALL STAFF SIDE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE. (List attached).
1. Secretary, Staff Side Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi
2. General Secretary, AIRF, 4 State Entry Road, New Delhi.
3. General Secretary, NFIR, 3, Chemsford Road. New Delhi.

AGENDA FOR THE ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 29.5.2015.

ITEM No.1
Review of MACP to Grade pay of Rs. 2000/- where there is no such grade
pay in Railway.

ITEM No. 2
Additional Pay to Loco & Traffic running Staff.

ITEM No. 3
Treatment of employees selected under LDCE SCheme / GDCE Scheme

ITEM No. 4.
Grant of minimum entry pay meant direct recruit to promotes.

Source: NFIR

Friday, 15 May 2015

Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations

Dearness Allowance from January, 2015 to CDA pattern employees of CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendation enhanced from 262% to 273% for without 50% DA Merger and 212% to 223% for 50% DA merger scale:-
No. 2(42)/97-DPE (WC)-GL-VIII/15
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan,
Block 14, CGO Complex, Lodi Road.
New Delhi-110003, 29thApril, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Para No. 2 and Annexure-III to this Department’s OM. dated 24.10.1997 wherein the rates of DA payable to the employees of CPSEs following CDA pattern pay scales, which are governed by HPPC recommendations had been indicated.


2. In continuation of this Department’s OM of even number dated 9.10.2014, the rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2015 payable to the employees of CPSEs governed by the recommendations of HPPC. which have not revised their pay scales in terms of DPE O.M. No. 2(54)/2008-DPE(WC) dated 14.10.2008 may be as follows:-

a) In case of CPSEs who have not allowed the benefit of merger of 50% of DA with basic pay as contained in DPE QM. dated 24.05.2005 to their employees. the DA payable may be enhanced from existing rate of 262% to 273%.

b) In case of CPSEs who have allowed the benefit of merger of 50% of DA with basic pay as contained in DPE QM. dated 24.05.2005 to their employees, the DA payable may be enhanced from existing rate of 212% to 223%.

3. The payment of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

4. All administrative Ministries/Department of Government of India are requested to bring the foregoing to the notice of the Central Public Sector Enterprises under their administrative control for action at their end.

sd/-
(Samsul Haque)
Under Secretary

Source: http://dpe.nic.in/sites/upload_files/dpe/files/29_04_2015_CDA_5th_CPC0001.pdf

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.
F. No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date : 27th April, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2015.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 29th September, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% w.e.f.1st January, 2015.


2. These orders apply to

(i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners

(ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates,

(iii) All India Service Pensioners
 
(iv) Railway Pensioners and

(v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 113% w.e.f. 1.1.2015 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-11dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure conveyed vide their ID No. 1(4)/E.V/2004 dated 24thApril, 2015.

11. Hindi version will follow.
(D.K.Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To,
1. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India/Chief Secretaries and AGs of all
States/UTs.
2. Copy for information to Reserve Bank of India(RBI) and all authorized Pension Disbursing
Banks.

Please visit this Department’s website http://pensionersportal.gov.in for the orders on pension matters including above orders.

7CPC team visits North East region to interact with stakeholders

7CPC team visits North East region to interact with stakeholders

Guwahati: The Seventh Central Pay Commission visited the North East region for interaction and to obtain inputs/views from the stakeholders, a defence spokesperson said.

Vivek Rae, Member, Seventh Central Pay Commission
Vivek Rae, Member, Seventh Central Pay Commission
The four-member Central Pay Commission (CPC) team headed by its Chairman Justice A K Mathur based its activites out of Shillong in Meghalaya for three days concluding yesterday.

During their visit, the team interacted with a wide array of stakeholders from Central Government services, including the Army, Air Force, Para Military Forces, Central Armed Police Forces and their family members, PRO Defence, Shillong, Group Captain Amit Mahajan said.

The focus of the CPC was to get first-hand information from various central government organisations, troops and their families deployed in different areas of the NE region, he said.

The aim of the deliberations by the CPC was to assess the problems faced by those working in central government organisations, thus providing greater depth and knowledge on the environment before finalising its recommendations, Mahajan said.

The visit of the CPC was facilitated by the Defence Forces and covered areas at forward locations from Arunachal Pradesh to locations in Guwahati and Shillong, he added.

PTI

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Reservation of Women personnel Central Para Military Forces, Force-wise strength

Reservation of Women personnel Central Para Military Forces, Force-wise strength
 
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
 
13-May-2015 16:45 IST
 
Reserving 33 Percent Posts for Women in CPMFs
There is no proposal to increase the percentage of women personnel in CAPF upto 33 percent. However, in compliance of recommendations given by Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women in its sixth report, directions have been issued to all CAPFs to bring percentage of women in the forces to 5%. The force-wise details of women personnel at present are as under:-
 
Force/ Orgz’nPosted StrengthFemale%age of Women w.r.t. posted strength
CRPF28689261202.13%
CISF12663662034.89%
SSB7904911861.50%
BSF24888235341.42%
ITBP8086415701.75%
AR656094850.74%
Total887932190982.15%
 
To enhance the strength of women in CAPFs, Government is taking continuous steps. Some of these steps are as follows:-
  • In the ongoing recruitment of Constables/General Duty, out of total vacancies of 62390, 8533 (about 14%) are earmarked for women.
  • Government has approved recruitment of 2772 Mahila personnel (21 Companies) during the year 2014-15 to 2017-18 in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
  • Government has approved raising of 02 Mahila (women) Battalions in place of 02 General Duty Battalions in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to be raised in the year 2015-16 and 2016-17.
 
Women personnel of General Duty cadre are deployed for performing combat duties like:-
 
(i) Gate management, Checking and Frisking
(ii) Patrolling duties
(iii) Interrogation and escorting of female apprehendees.
(iv) Law & Order duties
(v) Static guard duties at some of vital installations and also deployed during Shri Amarnathji Yatra
(vi) Also deployed in Maoist affected states for anti-Naxal operations
 
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri Anil Desai in the Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

PRE – RETIREMENT COUNSELLING WORKSHOP

PRE – RETIREMENT COUNSELLING WORKSHOP
Important message for employees retiring within the next six months
The Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare is organizing a Pre-retirement counselling workshop on 26th May, 2015 from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM in the Conference Room-l, India International Centre (Main Building) 40, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi-110003. The employees of Government of India retiring within the next six months and who have not attended the workshop yet are hereby informed that they may attend the workshop. Confirmation with Name, Ministry & Phone No. may be sent at the email address mkumar.mol@nic.in. The persons desirous of attending the workshop are also requested to bring their PAN and Aadhar No. A write-up on the Commendable works done by the retiring employee during his entire service is also required to upload the same on ‘ANUBHAV’ on website persmin.nic.in/pension.asp

(Sankalp)
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
Phone No.24641627
Source: Sankalp – Pensioners Portal
[http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/sankalp/writereaddata/English/46PRC.pdf]

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

NFIR: Denial of TA/DA to the Staff car Drivers in the Railways-reg

NFIR: Denial of TA/DA to the Staff car Drivers in the Railways-reg

NFIR
National Federationf Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
lndian NationalTrade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (lTF)

No. I/8/Part. I
Dated: 11/05/2015
Sub: Denial of TA/DA to the Staff car Drivers in the Railways-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM ltem No.4/2011.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. 1/8 dated 02/04/2010.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. I/8/pt. I dated 27/06/2013. 13/09/2013, 5/5/2014, 7/7/2014 & 21/10/2014.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/209/AL-28/04/2015.

In the Fast Track Committee Meeting held in the Railway Board on 08/05/2015, the above subject was discussed without finality. However, NFIR places below detailed justification warranting restoration of payment of TA/DA to the Staff Car Drivers:-

1. The Committee constituted by the Railway Board appears to have not recommended payment of Daily Allowance to the Staff Car Drivers for performing official journeys during the prescribed duty hours even if they move out beyond a distance of 8 kms. from the Head Quarters without consulting extant codal provision.

2. The Sub Rule (1) of Rule 1614 o.f lndian Railway Establishment Code (Second Reprint Edition) permits drawal of daily allowance by a Railway employee who is not receiving a permanent allowance on any day on which he proceeds on tour beyond a radius of 8 kms.

The position mentioned above shows that the decision taken by the Railway Board is contrary to the instructions/codal provisions, the same requires to be reviewed. It needs to te appreciated that the staff car drivers carry the officials to accident sites, flood affected areas, and different locations in view of administrative requirement. Their working is not comparable with other departments of central Government. Denial of TA/DA is therefore unjustified.

NFIR, therefore, urges the Railway Board to withdraw Board’s letter dated 12/03/2008 and issue instructions to the General Managers of Zones/PUs for restoration of payment of TA/DA to Staff Car Drivers undertaking journeys a beyond a distance of 8 kms. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Copy to the Executive Director F(E), Railway Board, New Delhi for information and necessary action.
Copy to the Convener, Fast Track Committee & Executive Director/IR, Railway Board, New Delhi for information and necessary action.
Copy to General Secretaries of Affiliate Unions of NFIR.
Media Centre/NFIR.

File No. 4/2011 (PNM),
File No IV/NFIR/ETC/2014 (MAIN)

Source: NFIR

EPS pensioners assured of minimum pension of Rs. 1000 per month

EPS pensioners assured of minimum pension of Rs. 1000 per month

Press Information Bureau,
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
12-May, 2015
EPS pensioners assured of minimum pension of Rs. 1000 per month
EPFO settles 11.77 lakh claims in April 2015: 77% of EPF claims settled within 10 days.

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO) has settled 11.77 lakh claims were settled in the month of April itself. This fact emerged while reviewing the performance of EPFO in the first month of the new financial year 2015-16. According to Shri K.K. Jalan, CPFC showing an improvement in the time taken for settlement, 48% of the claims were settled within 03 days and 77% were settled within 10 days. More than 15 crore annual accounts were updated in the first two working days of the financial year which is a historical first and this was made possible by the adoption of new updated software by the organization.

A decision was also taken regarding continuation of minimum pension of Rs 1000 to the pensioners of EPS, 1995 on a perpetual basis. This move is expected to benefit more than 19 lakh pensioners who would otherwise draw less than Rs. 1000 as pension under EPS, 1995.

Grievance redressal continued to be given top most priority. More than 14,000 grievances were settled in the month of April leaving a balance of 3,354 grievances pending. Of these more than three-fourths were pending for less than 15 days. As grievance monitoring is being done at the highest level in the government under PRAGATI programme, comprehensive guidelines were also issued to further minimize the number of pending grievances.

A conference of the ten Zonal Addl. CPFCs also took place in last month. Several important decisions directly affecting the working of the organization were taken. Top priority is to be accorded to activation of UAN and also to activate e-life certificate, “Jeevan Praman Patra” for EPS pensioners.Use of e-governance tools has to be adopted in all functional areas including compliance management. This would help the organization in better monitoring and also foster a conducive compliance environment It was also decided to initiate efforts for making the members’ passbook on the portal, available in vernacular languages also, for the benefit and convenience of the PF subscribers.
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PIB

Railway Board Clarification: Selection Procedure for Promotion to Selection Posts from Erstwhile Group D to C

Railway Board Clarification: Selection Procedure for Promotion to Selection Posts from Erstwhile Group D to C


RB Estt No. 43/2015
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
NO.E(NG)I-2011/PM1/26
New Delhi, dated 05 .05.2015
The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs,
(As per standard list)

Sub : Selection procedure for promotion to Selection Posts – Formation of panel in the order of seniority amongst those securing qualifying marks.

Ref: PNM/NFIR item No.2/2012.

Railway Board, vide letter of even‘number dated 06.02.2014, have issued certain clarification with respect to selection procedure for promotion to Selection Posts. Some of the Zonal Railways have raised some doubts in conducting selection from erstwhile Group ’D’ to Group ’C’ posts.

2. The matter has been re-examined in consultation with both the Federation, viz., AIRF and NFIR and as a sequel to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 06.02.2014 on the above subject, it is clarified that while conducting selection against 33 1/3% promotion quota from erstwhile Group ’D’ (G.P. Rs.1800) to Group ‘C’ (G.P.1900/2000) posts, panel is required to be drawn in the order of their seniority amongst the qualified staff as per the provisions of para 189 of IREM, Vol-l and ACS No.154 & 155.

Please acknowledge receipt.
Hindi/version will follow.
sd/-
(Amita Bhalla)
Deputy Director-II/E(NG)I
Railway Board.
Source: NFIR
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UNWFtSVVuc3ZnMHYtOEtjSGMxbFlBLWhIRWI4/view]

Sunday, 10 May 2015

7th Pay Commission: IPS, IRS want end to ‘IAS raj’ in secretary posts, seek pay hike

7th Pay Commission: IPS, IRS want end to ‘IAS raj’ in secretary posts, seek pay hike

IPS, IRS want end to ‘IAS raj’ in secretary posts, seek pay hike: The Times of India News by Pradeep Thakur

NEW DELHI: Officers of the police and revenue services have petitioned the 7th Pay Commission seeking scrapping of the Centre’s empanelment process for appointments to the posts of secretary, additional secretary and joint secretary.

The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) association has demanded scrapping of the empanelment process which is dominated by the IAS and sought higher pay. The IPS association has quoted statistics to demonstrate how other services have always been discriminated both in pay and positions compared to the ‘elite’ Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

About 75% of the joint secretaries, 85% of the additional secretaries and 90% of the secretaries are from IAS. The proportion of IAS dramatically increases from 10-12% at the level of directors to 75% at the JS level, a presentation from the IPS association says.

The 7th Pay Commission was constituted in February 2014 and is expected to give its report by October this year. Its recommendation will guide how the salary and various allowances of central staff will be revised besides improving their service condition.

“Strong entry barriers have been erected for other services, with 5-10 years gap in empanelment to prevent them from reaching JS level,” the IPS officers have pleaded before the pay commission, saying this is causing frustration among the forces that is leading country’s fight against terror and left-wing terrorism.

Out of 20 joint secretaries in the home ministry, only one is from the IPS and the department of internal security is not even headed by an IPS. “The system over a period of time created the ruling class who occupy JS and above posts and the working class which are compelled to remain at directors’ level and below,” the presentation says.

The IRS officers have asked the pay panel to consider giving them more pay over the IAS as they are “performing the most important sovereign function of revenue collection.” The two-year edge being enjoyed by the IAS should be reconsidered in the present context when they are no longer handling revenue collection for central government, the IRS presentation says.

The IRS officers have also questioned the two-year edge enjoyed by the Indian Foreign Service, seeking the pay panel to reconsider this “in the light of service conditions particularly whether any hardships are faced by them.”

A change in the composition of the civil services board, committee of secretaries and the special committee of secretaries has been sought with representation of members of other cadres.

“A rule should be made which prevents no two persons belonging to a single service to be appointed as members of these three bodies,” the IRS officers have demanded to bring in the required change in the central staffing scheme.

The IPS officers have claimed that the present system of batch-wise empanelment for senior posts is causing huge discrimination. Merit and right man for the right post is not the norm followed for selection, they said, demanding transparency in empanelment.

Read at: The Times of India

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