Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Triple time increase in pay of Central government employees according to the estimated pay scales

Triple time increase in pay of Central government employees according to the estimated pay scales

The DA increase in January and July 2015 will play a vital role in the final numbers of the Pay Scale of 7th CPC. The estimated Pay Scales for Central Government Employees that the Seventh Pay commission can recommend for Employees working in Central Government establishments…

The Seventh Pay Commission report is expected to be released by the end of this year, and it seems that there will be no delay for the government to implement the report.

The Modi Government, being a believer in business will never want make arrear payments to the central government employees in the future and impose additional financial burden to the government.
If this is true, the seventh pay commission report will be implemented on 01/01/2016 and this news will be like a sweet melody in the ears of the central government employees.

Central government employees are also expecting the DA to be merged with their Pay. In such, along with the Implementation of the report, there will be growth in House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Educational allowance.

As on today’s date, the DA is at 107% and there arethree more DA instalments remaining before the announcement of the Seventh Pay commission. One instalment in January 2015 and the second in July 2015 and final third one Jan 2016 will be implemented.

The DA calculation will be based on the All India Consumer Price Index. Based on the data available on today’s date, the DA is expected to rise by 6% which increases the DA to 113% in this instalment. If the same trend continues, the DA is expected to have another 6% hike this July and also in Jan 2016.

Hence the pay commission will consider 124% DA before preparing the final report; this will prove to be an important number in the final calculation. If by 01.01.2016 the DA reaches 124%, then just considering the DA alone, the pay of the central government employees will be doubled.

But the pay commission considers various other factors to finalise the Pay scales. While adding those numbers, it is certain that the Pay of the central government employees may have a triple time hike. This is good news for the Central Government employees.

Now we have to see how candid does the government stay on the expectations of the central government employees. Nearly 50 lakh central government employees and Pensioners are eagerly waiting for the implementation of the Seventy Pay commission.

Our numbers state that a triple time rise in pay is sure, now it is to see how much more will the government add to these numbers.

Submission of Appeal before DoP&T against order passed by the State disciplinary authority under Rule 18 (3) & (4) of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969-regarding

Submission of Appeal before DoP&T against order passed by the State disciplinary authority under Rule 18 (3) & (4) of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969-regarding

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.105/4/2013-AVD.I (B), dated 27.1.2015

Subject: Submission of Appeal before DoP&T against order passed by the State disciplinary authority under Rule 18 (3) & (4) of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969-regarding

Sir,
I am directed to invite your kind attention to Rule 18 (3) of All India Services (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1969 which stipulates as follows:

As per Rule 18 (3) of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969 “every such appeal shall be submitted through the head of the office under whom the appellant is for the time being serving and through the Government from whose order the appeal is preferred”. As per Rule 18 (4) of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969, “the authority which made the order appealed against shall, on receipt of a copy of every appeal, which is not withheld under Rule 21, forward the same with its comments thereon together with the relevant records to the appellate authority without any avoidable delay and without waiting for any direction from the Central Government”.

2. It has been observed that the appeals against the orders of State Disciplinary authorities etc. are being preferred directly to the Government of India by the IAS officers without following the aforesaid rules.

Consequently, the same are not being disposed of in a time bound manner due to non receipt of relevant records & comments of the State Governments/Other authorities under whom the officer is working. Contempt cases are also being attracted due to non disposal of such appeals timely.

3. Accordingly, Competent Authority in this Department has decided that such appeals received directly in this Department without following the due procedure shall not be entertained. State Governments/Union Territories Administrations/Ministries/Departments of Central Ministries are requested to abide by the procedure provided in Rule 18 of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969 to submit the appeals through the Head of Office and the Government whose order is being appealed against and inform all the IAS officers working under them for strict compliance.

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MACP scheme is a challenge for 7th pay commission

MACP scheme is a challenge for seventh pay commission

MACP scheme was introduced by sixth pay commission and there are lots of anomalies left in this scheme.

 This scheme is very beneficial for central government employees who are working in same grade pay for 10 years or more. But some anomalies are really worrisome for the central government employees and they expect seventh pay commission to remove those. Please go through this news paper report:-

macp shceme 7th cpc

Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) being conducted by the Ministries / Departments

Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) being conducted by the Ministries/Departments

G.I., Dep. of Per. Trg., O.M.No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D), dated 28.1.2015

Subject: Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) being conducted by the Ministries / Departments.

Reference is drawn to this Department’s instructions on Model calendar for DPCs vide O.M. No.22011/9/98-Estt (D) dated 8th September, 1998. The Model Calendar envisages initiating action in advance of the commencement of the vacancy year so as to have the approved select panels ready before start of the vacancy year and ensure timely promotions of employees.

2. The Annual Performance Assessment Reports (APAR) schedule separately provide a time schedule for preparation/completion of APARs O.M. No.21011/1/2005-Estt.(A) (Pt.II) dated 23rd July, 2009. The crucial date of eligibility is 1st April of the vacancy year (Financial year based vacancy year) and 1st January (Calendar year based vacancy year) as per O.M. No.22011/6/2013-Estt(D) dated 28th May, 2014.

3. The schedule of Model Calendar for conduct of DPCs in line with the time schedule for completion of APARs so that the panel as approved by the Competent Authority is available before the commencement of the vacancy year has been further examined. It has been decided to reschedule the time frame for the DPCs being conducted by Ministries/Departments themselves as below:-

Model Calendar for DPCs conducted by the Ministries/Departments (For Grades/posts not associated with UPSC)

Dopt orders on DPC

4. It has been decided to make the aforesaid Model Calendar for DPCs operational with effect from April 1, 2015 in relation to the financial year based vacancy year 2016-17 commencing from April 1, 2016. In the case of calendar year-based vacancy year commencing from January 1, 2016, the Model DPC Calendar will take operational effect from January 1, 2015. These instructions shall, accordingly, be applicable to all such subsequent vacancy years.

5. The success of the Model Calendar depends upon the Ministries/Departments initiating timely action in advance and furnishing the complete proposals to the DPCs with relevant APARs, copy of Service/Recruitment Rules, seniority list, penalty statement and correct vacancy position etc. All Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to give these instructions wide circulation and ensure strict compliance so that the desired objectives of convening of DPC meetings/preparation of the approval select panels as per the aforesaid prescribed time frame may be achieved.

6. Model calendar for DPCs conducted by UPSC both for ACC and Non-ACC cases is separately under review. Meanwhile, cadre controlling authorities are advised for timely completion of calculation of vacancy; finalization of Seniority List; collection of information on vigilance clearance status; completion of Penalty statement for last ten years so that the proposal for seeking the date from UPSC for holding DPC may be taken up on completion of APARs including disposal of representations received on entries/grading in ACRs/ APARs. The instructions with regard to JS level officer as designated authority for timely holding of DPCs and requirement of complete proposal as contained in OM No. 22011/1/2011-Estt.(D) dated 25th March,2011 and OM No. 22011/3/2011-Estt.(D) dated 24th March, 2011 are reiterated.

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AIRF: Hands off our right to strike

Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra has urged Airf affiliates to observe ITF global day of Action for the “Right to Strike” on 18th Feb, 2015 in a befitting manner.

No.AIRF/31-D(G)
Dated: January 24, 2015
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades,

Sub: Hands off our right to strike

We have already reported all of you about the pressure mounted on the ILO by the employers globally to withdraw the “Right to Strike”, which is embodied in the ILO Convention 87 as a part of established interpretation of the convention, without which ILO Convention will become meaningless.

Almost 90 countries throughout the world have adopted this convention, and now in the wake of globalization and liberalization, the employers unitedly creating all sorts of pressure on the ILO to withdraw the right to strike.

Comrades! If it happens, we will be loosing protection given to the workers in the ILO Convention 87, and thus the achievements made by the ILO, for the last four decades for collective action against the employers, will definitely be lost , and will be detrimental against the interest of the employees and working class.

The ITUC has, therefore, given a call to observe 18th February, 2015 as “Global Day of Action for Right to Strike” against the pressure of the employers for withdrawal of right to strike. The ITF has also given similar call during its 43rd Congress, held in Sofia in August 2014.

It would be in all appropriateness, if we could observe 18th February, 2015 as “Global Day of Action for Right to Strike” in an appropriate manner by creating awareness among the working class by organizing mass meetings, conventions etc. and sending the report immediately to this office for forwarding the same to the ITUC and ITF for pledging our solidarity against the onslaught on the working class. We should also try to mobilize our support by sending memorandum to Government of India to pledge their support against withdrawal of right to strike from the ILO Convention 87.

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Copy to: General Secretary, ITUC – for information.
Copy to: General Secretary, ITUC(Asia Pacific) – for information.
Copy to: General Secretary, ITF – for information.
Copy to: General Secretary, HMS – for information.

Order: Right-to-Strike-AIRF

Railways: Feedback of the AIRF’s Leadership meeting

Feedback of the AIRF’s Leadership meeting with Minister for Railways Sh. Suresh Prabhu

A.I.R.F
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
No.AIRF/24(C)
Dated: January 24, 2015
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades,

Sub: Brief of the meeting held with Hon’ble Minister for Railways

Yesterday I met Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, and had discussion on various issues, right from 14:00 to 14:45 hrs.

Once again I tried my level best that the FDI should not be brought in the Railways.

I also expressed my fear that, by taking lot of money, there will be over-capitalization, and since we do not have commercial viable projects, it will be difficult to pay back the liabilities to the investors. Though Hon’ble MR has assured that there will not be any privatization in the Railways, he was still of the view that, for expansion of the railway network, money is required. He also told that, he is trying to take interest-free re-payable loan for 35-40 years from the countries, like Australia, China, Japan, Canada or the World Bank.
I handed him over a copy of representation, containing suggestions for Rail Budget 2015-16, not to introduce FDI in the Indian Railways, implementation of various Welfare Schemes announced by the then Hon’ble Minister for Railways, viz. establishing of Medical Colleges and opening of Nursing Colleges and Central Schools and Technical Institutions, “Own Your House Scheme” and provision of Mobile Medical Van for treatment of Railway Staff and their families posted on roadside station, extension of scope of the LARSGESS, improvement in the condition of Railway Colonies, Roads and Running/Rest Rooms, improvement in medical facilities, filling up of Safety Category Posts, extension of facilities of Privilege/Complimentary Passes to both the parents of the Railwaymen,replacement of National Pension Scheme(NPS) with “Old Guaranteed Pension Scheme, absorption of quasi-administrative staff in the Railways, provision of proper infrastructure and manpower while introducing new trains, implementation of recommendations of High Power Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Railways, under the chairmanship of Shri D.P. Tripathi, to review duty hours of the Running and other Safety related categories of staff and also provision of proper Pathway for the Trackmen for performing their duties efficiently and safely.

I also handed him over a copy of our suggestions to increase productivity of the Indian Railways as also copies of our letters handed over to High Level Railway Restructuring Committee, constituted under the chairmanship of Shri Bibek Debroy and High Level Committee, constituted to identify the factors, issues and avenues for improving financial health of the Indian Railways, under the chairmanship of Shri D.K. Mittal.

Chairman, Railway Board was also present during course of meeting, and the Hon’ble MR told him that, the important issues raised by the Federation(AIRF) for inclusion in Rail Budget 2015-16 should be kept in view, particularly provision of proper budget for maintenance of Railway Colonies.

He also promised for better and proper communication with the organized labour in all the times to come, and also instructed the CRB to ask the MS to regularly have meetings with the federations in the committee.

Yours faithfully.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source Order: AIRF Feedback

Election Holidays – Grant of Paid Holiday to Central Government Employees on the day of Poll

Election Holidays – Grant of Paid Holiday to CG Employees on the day of Poll – Orders Issued by Election Commission

Election Commission has issued orders on General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi 2015, grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll under section 135B of Representation of the People Act 1951. The order is reproduced and given below for your ready reference…

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
No.78/2015/EPS
Dated: 20th January, 2015
To
1. The Chief Secretary to the Government of NCT of Delhi,Delhi.
2. The Chief Electoral Officer,Delhi.
3. The Secretary to the Govt, of India, M/o Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, North Block, New Delhi.

Subject:- General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, 2015 – Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – Regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to invite your attention to Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 which provides for the grant of paid holiday to the employees on the day of poll. The Section 135B is reproduced below:-

135B. Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll.
(1) Every person employed in any business trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishment and entitled to vote at election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of a State shall, on the day of poll, be granted a holiday.
(2) No deduction or abatement of the wages of any such person shall be made on account of a holiday having been granted in accordance with sub-section (I) and if such person is employed on the basis that he would not ordinarily receive wages for such a day, he shall nonetheless be paid for such day the wages he would have drawn had not a holiday been granted to him on that day.
(3) If an employer contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), then such employer shall be punishable with fine, which may extend to five hundred rupees.
(4) This section shall not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he is engaged.”
2. The above provisions require that all the electors who are employees of establishments and shops including those who work on shift basis shall be granted a paid holiday on the day of poll in the Constituency where a general election is to be held. Further, there may be cases where a person is ordinarily resident of the Constituency and registered as an elector, may be serving/employed in an industrial undertaking or an establishment located outside the Constituency having a general election. It is clarified that in such a situation, even those electors including casual workers working outside the constituency concerned would be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday extended under Section 135B(1) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951,

3. The daily wage/casual workers are also entitled for a holiday and wages on poll day as provided in Section 135B of the R.P. Act, 1951

4. The Commission desires that suitable instructions should be issued to all concerned and a copy thereof be endorsed to the Commission for its information and record.

5. The receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.
Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Sumit Mukerjee)
Secretary
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Travel by Premium Trains on LTC- Clarification orders issued by DoPT on 27.1.2015

G.I., Dep.of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.31011/2/2015-Estt.(A-IV), dated 27.1.2015

Subject: Travel by Premium Trains on LTC- Clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that several references are received by this Department from various Ministry / Departments seeking clarification regarding admissibility of travel by Premium Trains run by Indian Railways while availing of LTC.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it has been decided that travel by Premium Trains is not permissible on LTC. Hence, the fare charged by the Indian Railways for the journey(s) performed by Premium trains shall not be reimbursable for the purpose of LTC. Cases where LTC travel in such Premium Trains has already been undertaken by the Central Government Employees, the train fare may be reimbursed restricting it to the admissible normal fare for the entitled class of train travel or the actual fare paid, whichever is less.

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Dopt Notification – Amendment of Rules on Imposing Penalty on Central Government Employees

Dopt Notification – Amendment of Rules on Imposing Penalty on Central Government Employees

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 22nd January, 2015

G.S.R. 6(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2014.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 27th October, 2013.

2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 29, for clause (2), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:—

“(2) If a Government servant is reduced as a measure of penalty to a lower service, grade or post or to a lower time-scale, the authority ordering the reduction shall specify,—

(a) the period for which the reduction shall be effective;

(b) whether, on restoration, the period of reduction shall operate to postpone future increments and, if so, to what extent; and

(c) whether the Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher service, grade or post or time-scale on his restoration to the service, grade or post or time-scale from which he was reduced.”

[F. No. 6/2/2013-Estt. (Pay-I)]
MUKESH CHATURVED
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