Monday, 6 April 2015

Releasing of due installment of Dearness Allowance

Releasing of due installment of Dearness Allowance

Releasing of installment of dearness allowance as dearness allowance to central government employees has yet not been released which is due since 01.01.2015. Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra Secretary/NC JCM staff side has written to cabinet secretary in this regard. Please read the full text in pdf format given below:-

Shiva gopal mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
joint consultaitve Machinery
for central government employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi — 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2015
Dated: April 4, 2015

The Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, (Government of India) Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi-110 004

Dear Sir,

Sub: Releasing of due installment of Dearness Allowance

It is an astonishing fact that the Dearness Allowance, due from 01.01.2015, to the Central Government employees, has not yet been declared by the Government of India, resulting in lots of frustration and agitation in the mind of the Central Government Employees as well as their families.

It is worthwhile to mention here that, normally Dearness Allowance used to be declared in the month of March.

We do hope, you will agree that in these days, due to escalation of prices of all the essential commodities, it has become very difficult to manage household budget.

We further hope that, to give relief to some extent to the Central Government Employees and their families, due installment of the Dearness Allowance will be released immediately.
Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Siva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary, NC/JCM(Staff Side)
Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/2015/releasing-of-installment-of-dearness-allowance/

7th Pay Commission is likely to seek extension, delay in report is expected

7th pay commission is running behind schedule and it is likely seek extension from Government of India, Please read this news paper report:-

7th Pay Commission
7th Pay Commission is likely to seek extension, delay in report is expected
New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission drafted in to make a new pay structure for the 30 lakh Central government employees would not be able to submit its report in August this year, the Commission is likely to seek extension till October.

The reports of Seventh Pay Commission will be implicated from April next year as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Parliament on February 27, “The 7th Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17.”

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said above statement in his pre-budget speech. His statement indicates that the government may implement Seventh Pay Commission report from April 2016. The UPA government formed the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman justice Ashok Kumar Mathur with a timeline of 18 months to make its recommendations. According to present position, the commission will take at least 20-24 months. However, the Sixth Pay Commission had submitted its report within 18 months.

As a result of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, pay and allowances of the central government employees more than doubled as per Fourteenth Finance Commission estimates. As such, the central government employees are expected to get 100 percent salary hike under the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

Issues like inflation, the government’s financial position and salary structure of government employees in other countries would also be considered as parts of pay panel recommendations.
The Fourteenth Finance Commission asked the pay panel to link the pay with productivity, which will be the biggest hurdle for central government employees to be got over to get salary hike.

It is interesting to note that the earlier governments never accepted to link the pay with productivity. Meanwhile the Pondicherry State Government Employees Central Federation has urged the Central government to expedite the process of finalising the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission and also to announce interim relief and merger of 50 per cent of Dearness Allowance with basic pay.

The Seventh Pay Commission, set up on January 1, 2014 by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, will take at least 18 to 24 months to submit the final recommendations.

Speaking to mediapersons during a demonstration on Monday to press for the demands, president of the federation, Lakshshumanasamy, accused the territorial government of ignoring the welfare of employees. Lakshshumanasamy alleged that the government was misusing the GPF contribution of employees and diverting it for other purposes.

Take-home salaries of government employees to rise

Take-home salaries of government employees to rise

NEW DELHI: Take-home salaries of millions of workers could rise with the government moving to free employees from compulsory coverage in a state-run healthcare programme that costs them 6.5% on a cost to company basis, and give them the choice to buy a health insurance product from an insurance firm instead.
The government has called a meeting of the Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) on Tuesday to approve amendments to this effect in the ESI Act of 1948, India's first social security legislation. If ratified, the change could throw up a major opportunity for the country's $2 billion health insurance business. Finance minister Arun Jaitley had declared the government's intent to allow employees to exercise their individual choice in health insurance in his Budget speech.

"We intend to bring amending legislation in this regard, after stakeholder consultation," he had said. "We have proposed adding two new sections to the law that gives employees a one-time option to opt for a health insurance product regulated by the IRDA. Employers would have to submit proof of such alternate coverage," said a senior government official, adding that workers would be allowed to return to the ESI fold if they are not satisfied with the health insurance coverage. "However, such aswitch-back to the scheme would be allowed only once.

We are also putting in a safeguard, so that employers can't force workers to opt for either the ESI or a health insurance product as a pre-condition for employment," he added. About 60% of India's organised sector workforce or 1.74 crore employees are covered by the ESIC, which offers medical care to them and their dependents along with unemployment benefits in case of disablement or occupational accidents, including fatal ones. The law mandates employers to contribute 4.75% of an employees' gross salary (up to Rs.15,000 per month) with a 1.75% matching premium payment from employees. In return, members get access to ESIC's 151 hospitals and 1,380 dispensaries around the country.

Trade unions are annoyed with the haste in which the corporation meeting has been scheduled. "We got a notice about the meeting on April 2, after which there have been a slew of government holidays. Moreover, any amendments to the law are usually debated by our board first. This is the first time that the government is bringing amendments to the table," said the general secretary of a major trade union, who is on the ESIC board.

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

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