Thursday, 6 August 2015

Facilities to Differently Abled at Government Offices

Facilities to Differently Abled at Government Offices
The Department of Personnel and Training has informed that as per information submitted on-line by 71 Departments/Ministries, as on 01.01.2013, there were 9341 number of persons with disabilities who were employed in the Departments/Ministries of the Central Government. State/UT-wise information is not compiled.
As per section 46 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justify and Full Participation) Act, 1995, the appropriate Governments and the local authorities are required to provide for-

(a) ramps in public buildings;
(b) adaptation of toilets for wheel chair users;
(c) braille symbols and auditory signals in elevators or lifts;
(d) ramps in hospitals, primary health centers and other medical care and rehabilitation institutions.
All the Ministries/Departments have been requested to comply with this provision. The Ministry of Railways provides concessional fare for various classes of persons with disabilities as under:
S.No. Category of Persons Percentage of Concession
1 Orthopaedically Handicapped/Paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort –for any purpose 75% in 2nd, Sleeper, 1st Class, 3AC, AC chair Car50% in 1AC and 2AC
25% in 3AC & AC Chair Car of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains
50% in Monthly Season Ticket & Quarterly Season Ticket
One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
2 Mentally retarded persons who cannot travel without escort- for any purpose.
3 Blind persons travelling alone or with an escort- for any purpose
4 Deaf & Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person) travelling alone or with an escort- for any purpose. 50% in 2nd , Sleeper and 1st Class50% in Monthly Season Ticket & Quarterly Season Ticket One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.

Similarly, State Governments have their own schemes for providing concessional fare for persons with disabilities while travelling by the buses owned by State transport undertakings.

As per Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995, every appropriate Government are required to appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than three per cent for persons or class of persons with disability of which one per cent each is reserved for persons suffering from blindness or low vision; (ii) hearing impairment; (iii) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, in the posts identified for each disability.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.
Source: PIB News

DA for Bank Employees – IBA Circular issued on 3.8.2015 for Aug, Sep & Oct 2015

DA for Bank Employees – IBA Circular issued on 3.8.2015 for Aug, Sep & Oct 2015
Indian Banks’ Association
HR & Industrial Relations
No.CIR/HR&IR/76/D/2015-16/1159
August 3, 2015
All Members of the Association
(Designated Officers)

Dear Sirs,
Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of August, September & October 2015 under X BPS/ Joint Note dated 25.5.2015

The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 1960=100) for the quarter ended June 2015 are as follows:-

April, 2015  – 5843.43
May, 2015   – 5889.08
June, 2015  – 5957.56

The average CPI of the above is 5896. Consequently, Dearness Allowance payable to employees is for 364 slabs for the period August, September & October 2015 i.e. an increase of 27 slabs over the current level.

In terms of clause 7 of the 10th Bipartite Settlement dated 25.05.2015 and clause 3 of the Joint Note dated 25.05.2015 the rate of Dearness Allowance payable to workmen and officer employees for the months of August, September & October 2015 shall be 36.40% of ‘pay’. While arriving at dearness allowance payable, decimals from third place may please be ignored.

We advise banks to pay the difference between the old and revised salary and allowance to officers on an ad hoc basis, pending amendments to Officers’ Service Regulations.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Senior Vice President

PS : The DA Payable under IXth Bipartite Settlement/Joint Note dated 27.04.2010, is @ 114.75% (5896-2836=3060/4 i.e 765 slab @ 0.15% per slab).

Authority : www.iba.org.in

A Crucial Indicator for determining the Basic Pay of 7th Pay Commission- Multiplication Factor

A Crucial Indicator for determining the Basic Pay of 7th Pay Commission- Multiplication Factor

It is well known that Multiplication Factor 1.86 was being used by the 6th Pay Commission to calculate the new revised basic pay. The 6th Pay Commission had initially suggested 1.74, but it was later modified to 1.86.

The Multiplication Factor was arrived at by adding dearness allowance percentage to the basic pay with a simple methodology. The 6th Pay Commission also brought in a new concept called the Grade Pay. So, the basic pay diveded into two segments, which are called as Band Pay and Grade Pay.

Now that Grade Pay is not going to be included, it remains a mystery as to how the 7th Pay Commission will calculate the new Multiplication Factor.

A lot of speculations are now on about this.

With plenty of rumours afloat that salaries for Central Govt employees could increase twofold, an article was published by 90Paisa Blogrecently, which claimed that only a 30% hike in salary is sure to come. The article had used a Multiplication Factor of 2.68.

Last month, gservants.com claimed that the 7th Pay Commission may recommend a Multiplication Factor of 2.86. The website created waves when it published a projected basic pay structure by using a Multiplication Factor of 3.

The NC JCM Staff Side, in its memorandum to the 7th Pay Commission, suggested that a Multiplication Factor of 3.7 be used for calculation of new basic pay. They had also given a detailed explanation for it.
And one more, the Karnataka COC, which is an organization for Central Government employees, had demanded a Multiplication Factor of 3.85, and gave its own reasons for it.

All these are mere speculations…!

It’s up to the employees to believe what they want to.

Source: www.7thpaycommissionnews.in

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