Thursday, 12 March 2015

Retirement Age: No Proposal To Raise for Central Government Employees

Retirement Age: No Proposal To Raise for Central Government Employees

There is no proposal to either raise or reduce the retirement age of central government employees from the present 60 years, Lok Sabha was informed today.

“No, madam,” Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in his reply to a question on whether government proposes to increase the retirement age of central government employees.

His reply was the same to another part of the question on whether there is a proposal to fix the retirement age at 58 years.

In the run up to the Delhi assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on two occasions scoffed at suggestions that his government planned to reduce the retirement age.

Terming it as a “misinformation campaign”, he had told the electorate that lies were being spread.

The speculation of hike in retirement age had been in circulation since the last days of the previous UPA II government.

PTI

Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of Sportspersons

Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of Sportspersons

Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of Sportspersons in Group-C

G.I., Ministry of Railways, Railway Board Letter No.2015/E(Sports)/4(1)/2/Educational Qualification, dated 10.3.2015

Sub : Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of sportspersons in Group-C against sports quota, both through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement, against the Non-Technical Popular Categories.

Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2-12/RR-1/16/Pt.A dated 17.12.2014 (RBE No- 145/2014).
In the aforesaid letter it has been stipulated that the minimum educational qualification for recruitment to the post of Office Clerk, Account Clerk, Ticket Collector, Commercial Clerk and Train Clerk under Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC), should be 12th (+2 Stage) pass or equivalent, with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate.

2. The question has been raised to whether in the case of sportsperson to be appointed against the post mentioned in pre-para, has to possess minimum of 50% marks in 12th (+2 Stage). The matter has been considered and it has been decided that for recruitment to said posts against sports quota, both through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement, the candidate having minimum a pass certificate in 12th Class (+2 Stage) need not be insisted upon and candidates possessing a pass certificate in 12th class (+2 Stage), may also be considered for appointment, provided the other prescribed conditions are satisfied in their case.

3. This issues with approval of Board (MS).

Source: NFIR

7th Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17

“7th Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17″ – Says Medium Term Fiscal Policy papers presented by Finance Minister

Chances of implementation of 7th Pay Commission report in FY 2016-17 – Budget 2015 documents indicates.

Budget 2015 documents such as Para 12 and 42 of Medium Term Fiscal Policy for further 3 years, and Para 23 of Fiscal Road Map indicate the Chances of implementation of 7th Pay Commission in the Financial Year 2016-17.

7th CPC was formed in February 2014 with the time of 18 months for submission of its report. We could also see that 7CPC is already in full swing in examining the pay structure and service conditions of various cadres of Central Government Employees, Railway Employees and Defence Services personnel.

It has conducted as many as 38 meetings with organisations that represent employees, servicemen and pensioners at many places in India. Oral evidences of leading federations such as Confederation of Central Government Employees, AIRF, NFIR etc are also to be recorded soon as possible. As such we may expect that 7th Pay Commission may submit its report in time. Sixth Pay Commission also submitted its report within stipulated time of 18 months.

DA of central government employees has already crossed 100%. Previous Pay Commissions have merged entire DA with pre revised pay and also provided fitment benefit up to 40%. In these lines, we may expect that 7th CPC pay would be at least 2.5 times of Pre revised pay as on 01.01.2016. As DA rate would start at Nil rate once 7th Pay Commission is implemented, net increase in pay of Central Government Employees including Railways is expected to be 40%.

Considering the recent pay hike of 15% approved for Bank Employees in the recent Bipartite Wage Settlement which is due every four years, 40% pay hike for Central Government Employees can be rightly justified since their pay revision is due evey ten years.

While Govt is yet accept the 6th CPC’s recommendations for Performance Related Increment System (PRIS), 14th Finance Commission has recently recommended for productivity based Pay Fixation. In these circumstances it is up to 7th Pay Commission to moot out performance based pay fixation for Central Government Employees.

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