Monday, 22 June 2015

Finance Ministry approved 10th Bipartite Settlement Wage Revision for Bank employees for period 1.11.2012 to 31.10.2017

Finance Ministry approved 10th Bipartite Settlement Wage Revision for Bank employees for period 1.11.2012 to 31.10.2017

Salary Revision for Officer Employees of Public Sector Banks governed by Officer’s Service Regulation – 10th Bipartite Settlement for period 1.11.2012 to 31.10.2017

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services
Jeevan Deep. IIIrd Floor,
Parliament Street, New Delhi,
Dated the June 19, 2015
To
Sh. M.V.Tanksale,
Chief Executive,
Indian Banks’ Association,
Mumbai.

Subject: Salary Revision for Officer Employees of Public Sector Banks governed by Officer’s Service Regulation – 10th Bipartite Settlement for period 1.11.2012 to 31.10.2017

Sir.
I am directed to refer to your letter No. HR&IR/KSC/GOVT/665 dated 25th May, 2015 on the above subject and to say that Government has ‘No objection‘ to IBA authorizing the Banks to pay revised salary and arrears of pay and allowances to serving officers and revised pension and arrears to existing pension optees retired w.e.f. on or after 1.11.2012 as per the provisions at the Joint Note pending amendments to the Officer’s Service Regulations/Pension Regulations subject to the provisions made by the respective banks in the particular year.

2. As regards declaring 2nd and 4th Saturday as holidays and other Saturdays as full working days is concerned. IBA may rater to this Department’s letter No. 4/1/7/2015-IR dated 2.6.2015.

3. This issues with the approval of Hon’ble Finance Minister
Yours faithfully,
(S R. Mehar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government at India
10th Bipartite Settlement Wage Revision
Source: http://banknewskumar.blogspot.in/

Additional Memorandum to 7th Central Pay Commission – IRTSA

Additional Memorandum to 7th Central Pay Commission – IRTSA

Pros and Cons of Pay Band and Grade Pay System
Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association already submitted a complete memorandum to 7th Pay Commission on 26.5.2014 and Oral evidence and Power Point Presentation also by IRTSA on 12.12.2014. Now, an another supplementary Memorandum submitted to 7th Central Pay Commission on 17.6.2015. The rejoinder memorandum insists on the demands of Higher Grade Pay and Classification of posts of Technical Supervisors in Railways.

SUPPLEMENTARY MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED BY IRTSA
TO SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
Chapter – 13
BENEFITS & DRAWBACKS OF PAY BAND & GRADE PAY SYSTEM INTRODUCED BY SIXTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

13.1. Benefits& Drawbacks of Pay Band and Grade Pay system introduced by 6th CPC
i. Problem of stagnation in pay is eliminated, since pay bands are having long spans.

ii. If employees are stagnated at the maximum of any pay band for more than one year, continuously, he/she shall be placed in the immediate next higher pay band without change in the Grade Pay.

iii. Point to point fixation was facilitated by the pay band system, (with one increment in the revised pay cale for every three increments in the pre-revised scale) – But the employees with
more years of service were placed in a disadvantageous position.

iv. Quantum of increment increases exponentially, instead of fixed rate of increment attached to every pay scale – But the difference became very large at higher levels – thus causing discrimination with those at middle & lower levels.

v. Grade Pay decides hierarchy / seniority of the post.

13.2. Main Draw backs of Pay Band and Grade Pay system introduced by 6th CPC
i. Increase between minimum basic pay of prerevised scale and minimum of every Revised Pay Band is not uniform. There is much greater increase in favour of PB-3 & PB-4.

ii. Arbitrary adoption of formula of 40% of maximum of the merged scales for deciding the Grade Pay – instead of progressive and proportionate rise of Grade Pay from one scale to the next.

iii. Disproportionate rise of pay after Sixth Pay commission – due to grant of disproportionate Higher Grade pays in higher scales (S-24 & above) as compared to S-4 to S-23 (Please see details in the following Table and also the table in next page)
Supplementary_Memorandum_to_7th_CPC
iv. Rate of annual increment (3% of basic pay) is inadequate.

v. Increment on promotion (difference in grade pay + one additional increment) is inadequate.

vi. Situation of senior promotes getting less pay than Junior direct recruits, is in violation of basic principle of Pay Band system. For example,

a. A JE with five years of service while getting regular promotion from Grade Pay Rs.4200 in PB-2 to Grade Pay Rs.4600 as SSE is fixed at a Basic pay of Rs. 16120 compared to the Direct recruit’s basic pay of Rs.17140.
b. A JE with five years of service while getting promotion (through LDCE) from Grade Pay Rs.4200 in PB-2 to Grade Pay Rs.4800 as AWM/AME/AE is fixed a Basic pay of Rs. 16120 compared to the Direct recruit’s basic pay of Rs.18150.

c. Pay on Promotion should be fixed at least at par with Entry Pay in the Revised Pay Structure for direct recruits.

Supplementary_Memorandum_to_7 CPC
Source: IRTSA

One Rank One Pension – Central Government Ignores Week-long Protests

One Rank One Pension – Central Government Ignores Week-long Protests

“The protests that began in New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar last Monday, demanding immediate implementation of the OROP continues even as the government chooses to turn a blind eye towards it”
Ex-servicemen have been protesting now for a week at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, demanding the immediate implementation of the OROP scheme. Similar protests are also on at 20 important cities in the country to put pressure on the government to act.

The series of protests is jointly organized by 30 ex-servicemen welfare organizations, under the leadership of Chairman of IESM, Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh. Speaking to the media, Satbir Singh said, “Until now the Government has not tried to negotiate with us. If there are no results for the protests, we will shift our protests to Bihar.”

The protesters believe that the government will be more receptive to their demands if the protests affect the party’s chances of winning the state elections in Bihar.

BJP’s parliamentary election manifesto last year promised immediate implementation of the OROP if they come to power. After coming to power, assurances were given by the ministers including the prime minister himself.

Ex-servicemen expected a formal announcement to be made at the first year rally. But, not a word was uttered about this. The ex-servicemen did not lose hope.

On June 1, in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio show, the prime minister assured that he will implement the OROP scheme.

Media reports indicated that sufficient funds were allocated in the previous financial year and that steps are on to implement the scheme. Reports further added that the revised pension scheme is very similar to those of the MPs. But, one has to also accept the fact that the scheme is much closer to implementation than it ever was during the Congress regime.

Many wonder why the army-men have resorted to protests. A number of reasons are being given for the protests.

Excess of trust in Modi government is one of the reasons. Congress-led UPA government, which failed to implement the OROP scheme, suffered humiliating defeat in the elections. The second reason is that more than 30 lakh ex-servicemen and their families spread throughout the country believed in the promises made by the BJP in its election campaign.

The third reason – contradictory stands among the Ministries of Finance and Defence – is considered to be the most important. There are claims that the Ministry of Finance had asked the Defence Ministry to refer to the 7th Central Pay Commission. This is rumoured to be the stand of the bureaucrats.

There have been warnings that implementing the OROP scheme is an expensive task and changes will have to be made to the current pension structure for the Central Government employees and Pensioners. The message was subtly conveyed to the representatives of ex-servicemen by the defence ministry. This had greatly angered the delegates. Protests were launched amidst worries that OROP will be shelved again.
Even now, the ex-servicemen trust the Prime Minister Modi because he doesn’t believe the bureaucrats easily.

Source: 7thpaycommissionnews.in

Absorption of medically unfit staff of RPF/RPSF in alternative post- Regarding

Absorption of medically unfit staff of RPF/RPSF in alternative post- Regarding

RBE No. 61/2015
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(NG)I-2015/RE-3/2
New Delhi, dated 12.06.2015
The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(As per standard list).
Sub:- Absorption of medically unfit staff of RPF/RPSF in alternative post- Regarding.
A question as to how the medically incapacitated staff of Railway Protection Force/Railway Protection Special Force may be absorbed in alternative jobs in other departments of the Zonal Railways has been under consideration of Railway Board.

2. Attention in this connection is invited to Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-88/RE-3/2 dated 18.01.1989 which provide that medically unfit RPF/RPSF staff may be first considered for absorption in ministerial post in their own department. The Committee constituted for considering such alternative appointments shall include an officer of the Personnel Department. In case no suitable posts to so accommodate them in RPF department are available, they may be considered for absorption in alternative posts in other departments of the railways within the framework of the provisions contained in Chapter XIII of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.I, Revised Edition 1989, First Reprint Edition-2009. Similarly, when staff of other departments are medically decategorised, they will also be considered for absorption against suitable posts in their own department at the outset and in case no posts are available therein then such staff will be considered against Ministerial posts in the RPF department, if such posts are available in that Department.
 
3. The matter has been considered by the Board. It is reiterated that the above instructions/procedure may be followed scrupulously in order to maintain the uniformity on all the Zonal Railways.
 
(This dispose of South Western Railway’s letter No.SWR/P.573/Med.Decatg/Vol.I dated 22.05.2014).
Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.
(M.K.Meena)
Deputy Director Estt. (N)
Railway Board
Source: AIRF

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