Monday, 17 August 2015

7th Pay Commission rumors – Recommendations on Holidays and Leave

7th Pay Commission rumors – Recommendations on Holidays and Leave
‘Rumours regarding the 7th Pay Commission are ablaze like wildfire among Central Government employees.’
The hot topic of discussion among Central Government employees these days revolves around the holidays and their accumulation of EL. There is plenty of news to mull over.

During their entire service period, Central Government employees can accumulate 300 days of earned leave.These unutilized earned leave can be surrendered for encashment at the time of retirement.

According to unconfirmed reports, the 7th Pay Commission is keen on reducing the accumulation of 300 days earned leave limit. Rumours fix the number to most likely be either 120, 150, or 180 days.

Accumulation of 300 days earned leave is not a simple task to accomplish. At 10 earned leave days per year, one must put in 30 years of service to earn 300 days earned leave. It is worth mentioning here that National Council JCM Staff Side had to fight a long battle to earn the privilege.

Unconfirmed reports also claim that the number of leave days too is likely to be reduced. Some even say that the 7th Pay Commission is giving serious thoughts about abolishing the gazette-leave holidays and suggest to the Government that only three national holidays be given henceforth.

There is also a flood of information about issues like salary hike and retirement age. Unfortunately, nobody is in a position to either completely trust or dismiss these bits and pieces of information.


Change the name of posts of LDC, UDC and Assistants – Dopt seeks suggestion

Change the name of posts of LDC, UDC and Assistants – Dopt seeks suggestion

DoPT seeks suggestions on the proposal under consideration to change the name of posts of LDC, UDC and Assistants of CSCS / CSS.

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.21/12/2010-CS.I(P), dated the 17.08.2015
Subject: Proposal to change nomenclature of posts of CSCS/CSS

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department is considering a proposal to change nomenclature of posts of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) and Central Secretariat Service (CSS), as under:

S.No. Existing Designation Service Proposed Designation
 (i) Assistant  css Assistant Section Officer (ASO)
(ii) UDC cscs  Senior Secretariat Assistant (SSA)
(iii) LDC cscs Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

2. All concerned may give their inputs/suggestions on the proposal latest by 18th September, 2015 at the e-mail id given below.
(Parminder Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
e-mail :
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Finance ministry braces for 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Finance ministry braces for 7th Pay Commission recommendations: LiveMint Article
Salary, pension costs set to grow 15.8% and 16%, respectively, in FY17, leaving govt less money to build capital assets 
New Delhi: The finance ministry is apprehensive about the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, expected this month, significantly increasing the revenue expenditure of the government in the next fiscal, leaving it less money to spend on building capital assets.
In the medium-term expenditure framework statement laid before Parliament on Wednesday, the finance ministry said salary and pension expenditure is expected to rise by 15.8% and 16%, respectively, in 2016-17, which may leave capital expenditure room to grow by no more than 8% during the year.
Total revenue expenditure is expected to jump 8.1% to Rs.16.6 trillion in 2016-17 against a budgeted growth of 3.1% in 2015-16. During the same period, growth in capital expenditure is expected to slow to 8%, at Rs.2.6 trillion, from a budgeted growth of 25.4%.
The finance ministry said award of the Seventh Pay Commission’s suggestions, with their consequent impact on government finances, “poses a risk”.
The government appointed the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman, Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, with a time frame of 18 months to make its recommendations.
“The pay commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17. The phase of consolidation, extended by one year, will also be spanning out in this period. Thus, in the medium-term framework, the fiscal position will continue to be stressed,” the finance ministry said in the 2015-16 budget presented in February.
The Union budget cut the plan expenditure for the first time in many years by Rs.2,657 crore to Rs.4.7 trillion in 2015-16 from the revised estimate of 2014-15, as the centre shared an additional Rs.1.86 trillion with states.
The Finance Commission has raised the united share of states in net central taxes to 42% from 32%.
The tight fiscal situation forced the government to revise its fiscal consolidation road map and set a less ambitious fiscal deficit target of 3.9% of the gross domestic product (GDP) for 2015-16 against the earlier target of 3.6% set in last year’s budget.
The Sixth Pay Commission, which was constituted in October 2006, had submitted its report in March 2008.
As a result of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission, pay and allowances of Union government employees more than doubled between 2007-08 and 2011-12—from Rs.74,647 crore to Rs.166,792 crore, according to the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) estimates.
“As a ratio of GDP, it jumped from a little over 0.9% in 2007-08 to 1.2% in 2008-09 and about 1.4% in 2009-10 on account of both pay revision and payment of arrears. However, it moderated to a little over 1% in 2012-13,” the Finance Commission said.
The recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission were implemented by states with a delay mainly between 2009-10 and 2011-12, with “significant expenditure outgo”, FFC said.
FFC had said that while the finance ministry projects an increase in pension payments by 8.7% in 2015-16, a 30% increase is expected in 2016-17 on account of the impact of the Seventh Pay Commission, followed by an annual growth rate of 8% in subsequent years.
Read at: Live Mint

Railway employees also demand One Rank One Pension

Railway employees also demand One Rank One Pension

New Delhi,: Now, Railway employees too have raised the demand for One Rank One Pension, saying that they should not be ignored as like the defence personnel they also have dedicated their services to the nation.

The issue of OROP for railway employees was discussed in the Seventh Pay Commission and we will raise the issue again, Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary of All-India Railwaymen’s Federation told PTI.
Currently there are 13.26 lakh employees working in the Railways.

“Railwaymen are performing dedicated service for the nation. Railway is the lifeline of the country. Employees are working round the clock across the country,” Mishra said.

He, however, said servicemen in defence forces should get OROP but the same principle should also be applicable to Railways.

“Our brothers in defence should get it as soon as possible. But at the same time we should also not be ignored,” AIRF leader said.

Expressing disappointment over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Red Fort speech, Mishra said “PM should have offered something concrete on the OROP issue. Though there were expectations for an announcement on the issue, nothing happened.”

PM, in his Independence day speech, said in-principle the government has accepted the demand for OROP but it is a long pending issues, and discussions are underway and in the last stages.

Taking on lawmakers, he said, “MPs are increasing their salaries whenever they want to increase. They even get full pension irrespective of their term or attendance.

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