Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Disciplinary action may be taken against Central Government Employees who are habitual late attendance – Dopt Orders on 22.6.2015

Disciplinary action may be taken against Central Government Employees who are habitual late attendance – Dopt Orders on 22.6.2015

Dopt once again issued orders on the subject of punctuality in Government Offices. The order is directed to take disciplinary action against Central Government employees who are habitual late attendance.

Observance of punctuality in Government Offices – Dopt Orders

G.I., Dept. of Per.& Trg., O.M.No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III, dated 22.6.2015
Subject: Observance of punctuality in Government Offices.

Instructions have been issued from time to time with regard to the need to observe punctuality by Government servants. Responsibility for ensuring punctuality in respect of their employees rests within Ministries/ Departments/ Offices.

2. The decision to introduce AADHAR enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in Central Government offices, including attached/ sub-ordinate offices, to replace the manual system of marking of attendance to ensure punctuality is to be implemented in all Ministries/ Departments. This Department vide O.M. of even no. dated 21.11.2014 and 28.01.2015, while recognizing that the Biometric Attendance System is only an enabling platform had, inter-alia, stated that there was no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc.

3. In this connection attention is invited to Rule 3(1)(ii) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which stipulates that every Government servant shall at all times maintain devotion to duty. Habitual late attendance is viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such a Government servant. It is also added that punctuality in attendance is to be observed by Government servants at all levels.

4. It is also requested that the necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis.

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Authority: www.persmin.gov.i

Benefits& Drawbacks of Pay Band and Grade Pay system introduced by 6th CPC

SUPPLEMENTARY MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED BY IRTSA
TO SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
Chapter – 13
BENEFITS & DRAWBACKS OF PAY BAND & GRADE PAY SYSTEMINTRODUCED BY SIXTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
13.1. Benefits& Drawbacks of Pay Band and Grade Pay system introduced by 6th CPC

Benefits & Drawbacks of Pay Band & Grade Pay System
  • Problem of Pay stagnation eliminated
  • Quantum of increment increases exponentially, but the difference is too large at higher levels.
  • Grade Pay decides the hierarchy.
  • Increase of Pay in Pay Band & Grade Pay is not uniform – in favour of higher scales.
  • Arbitrary adoption of formula of 40% of maximum of the merged scales for deciding the Grade Pay.
  • Inadequate rate on annual increment & increment during promotion.
  • Situation of senior promotes getting less pay than Junior direct recruits, is in violation of basic principle of Pay Band system.


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)
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)

Pay BandMinimum of V CPC scaleMinimum of pay bandNo. of times increase of Pay after 6th CPC
1234 (Col. 3 / 2)
S-1255044401.74
PB-1275052001.89
PB-2500093001.86
PB-38000156001.95
PB-414300374002.62
Rise is 3 to 3.37 times at higher levels. (Please see Table at the end of this Chapter)

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.

Table for Para 13.2.iii
DISPROPORTIONATE RISE OF PAY AFTER SIXTH PAY COMMISSION
Pay
Band
Pay + GPV CPC minimum paySixth CPC ScaleNo. of times increase from V CPC to
VI CPC
Starting pay in Pay bandGrade
Pay
Revised Basic pay
PB-15200-20200+180027505200180070002.55
PB-15200-20200+190030505880190077802.55
PB-15200-20200+200032006060200080602.52
PB-15200-20200+240040007440240098402.46
PB-15200-20200+2800450083702800111702.48
PB-29300-34800+4200500093004200135002.70
PB-29300-34800+42005500102304200144302.62
PB-29300-34800+42006500120904200162902.51
PB-29300-34800+42006500120904200162902.51
PB-29300-34800+46007450138604600184602.48
PB-29300-34800+48007500139504800187502.50
PB-29300-34800+54008000148805400202802.54
PB-315600-39100+54008000156005400210002.63
PB-315600-39100+54009000167405400221402.46
PB-315600-39100+54009000167405400221402.46
PB-315600-39100+660010325192106600258102.50
PB-315600-39100+660010000186006600252002.52
PB-315600-39100+660010650198106600264102.48
PB-315600-39100+760012000223207600299202.49
PB-315600-39100+760012750237207600299202.35
PB-315600-39100+760012000223207600299202.49
PB-437400-67000+870014300374008700461003.22
PB-437400-67000+870015100396908700483903.20
PB-437400-67000+890015400396908900485903.16
PB-437400-67000+890016400396908900485902.96
PB-437400-67000+10000143003740010000474003.31
PB-437400-67000+10000184004470010000547002.97
HAG67000-7900022400670002.99
HAG+ Scale775500-8000022400755003.37
HAG+ Scale775500-8000024050755003.14
Apex80000 (Fixed)26000800003.08
Cab.
Sec.
90000 (Fixed)30000900003.00
benefit+drawback+grade+pay+pay+band+system
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Denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with Pay must be viewed very seriously – NC JCM

Denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with Pay must be viewed very seriously – NC JCM

NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
4, State Entry Road New Delhi–110055
No.NJCA/2015
Dated: June 15, 2015
All the Members of the NJCA,

Dear Comrades,

Sub: National JCA Meeting held on 8th June

The National JCA, which met at the Staff Side Office on 8th June, 2015, took note of the fact that quite a few states are yet to hold the State Level Conventions. The meeting also noted that the strike decision taken on 28th April, 2015 has not been percolated down to the rank and file of the workers. The meeting wanted the affiliate to realize that the denial of the demand for wage revision to be effective from 01.01.2014 and the consequent denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with Pay must be viewed very seriously as the said decision will have far reaching consequence. The Government would discard the age old practice of grant of I.R. and merger of DA forever. It has decided to appeal to all the affiliates to chalk out independent programmes of actions in the months to come and to carry out the same in all seriousness so that the employees become fully aware of the possible outcome of the 7th CPC. The Chairman and Convenor of the National JCA will get in touch with those States, where the convention has not been held so far. The meeting decided to convey to members that the minimum wage computation, in the given situation would be on an imaginary basis. The National JCA was of the opinion that a meeting of all office bearers of the participating organizations must be convened at Delhi somewhere in the month of July to chalk out programmes of action to be pursued by the CGEs together. It was informed at the meeting that both Defence and Railways would be taking their strike ballot and would be concluded in the first week of October. The meeting, therefore, decided to advise the other units to chalk out progammes of action in July so that an ambience of struggle could be created. The NJCA also took note of the painful fact that despite assurances, Government was not convening the National Council and Departmental Councils and the JCM has been allowed to become defunct. The National JCA in conclusion decided to appeal to all affiliates to take concrete steps to invigorate the joint movement of the Central Government employees and meet the challenge that is likely to arise on receipt of the recommendations of the 7th CPC by creating an atmosphere of Unity, and determination to carry out the call of indefinite strike action scheduled to commence on 23rd November, 2015.
With greetings,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
NC JCM & Convener
Source: www.ncjcmstaffside.com

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