Tuesday, 13 October 2015

7CPC News: 7th Pay Commission faces pay gap problem

7th Pay Commission faces pay gap problem

New Delhi: 7th Pay Commission faces serious challenge in submitting its recommendation to government till December for hiking salaries and allowances for central government employees as the employees’ unions test its account of controversial pay gap between top and bottom level government officials.

The previous pay commission showed a wide gap in pay between the top bureaucrats and the government employees at the bottom.

The first pay commission was recommended pay of the top bureaucrats 41 times higher than the government employees at the bottom. The top bureaucrats were given salary Rs 2,263 while the lowest earning employees got Rs 55.

Subsequent pay commissions reduced the ratio of pay between lowest earning employees and top bureaucrats from 1:41 in 1947 to about 1:12 in 2006. The minimum basic salary of central government employees is now Rs 7730 while maximum salary at the level of Secretary is Rs 80,000.

Accordingly, the 7th Pay Commission will have to consider reduction in the disparity of pay ratio between its highest and lowest paid employees because it determines the socialism view of the government and the higher number of central government employees are in the minimum pay slabs.

The pay gap increases employee’s turnover and work-related illness, with all the associated economic consequences.

The bureaucrats with high pay are generally happier, healthier and a better place to live for almost everyone in them compare to the lower earning employees.

A pay gap is calculated as the ratio of the pay of the highest paid employee of an organisation to the pay of the average or lowest paid employee in that organisation.

7th Pay Commission can make recommendations on promoting pay fairness in the central government employees’ fraternity by tackling disparities between the lowest and the highest paid central government servants.

The 7th Pay Commission, headed by Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur was appointed in February 2014 and its recommendations are scheduled to take effect from January 1, 2016.

As part of the exercise, the 7th Pay Commission holds discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, and groups representing civil employees as well as defence services.

The Commission is ready with its recommendations on revising emoluments for nearly 50 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners, and will submit report to the Finance Minister till December 31.

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Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Third Amendment Rules, 2015.

Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Third Amendment Rules, 2015.

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 12th October, 2015

G.S.R. 776(E) —In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (k) and clause (l) of subsection (2) of section 59 read with section 44 and section 45 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Third Amendment Rules, 2015.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, in rule 3, in sub-rule (2),-
(a) in the first proviso, for the words and figures “on or before the 15th day of October, 2015″, the words and figures “on or before the 15th day of April, 2016″ shall be substituted;

(b) in the second proviso, for the words and figures “on or before the 15th day of October, 2015″, the words and figures “on or before the 15th day of April, 2016″ shall be substituted.

[F. No. 407/12/2014-AVD-IV(B)]
JISHNU BARUA, Jt. Secy.

Note — The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification number G.S.R. 501(E), dated the 14th July, 2014 and amended vide notification numbers G.S.R. 638(E), dated the 8th September, 2014, G.S.R. 918(E), dated the 26th December, 2014, G.S.R. 322(E), dated the 27th April, 2015 and G.S.R. 536(E), dated the 3rd July, 2015.

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/776E-12102015.pdf

Outcome of MACP anomalies meeting held between the Railway Board and the Federations on 12th October 2015.

Outcome of MACP anomalies meeting held between the Railway Board and the Federations on 12th October 2015.
N F I R
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
Dated: 12/10/2015
No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 9
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Dear Brother,
Sub: MACP anomalies meeting held between the Railway Board (Executive Directors) and the Federations-reg.
The position relating to discussions held between the Railway Board (EDS) and the Federations at Rail Bhavan on 12th October 2015 is briefly placed below:-
 
1. Financial up-gradation under MACPS to the directly recruited Gradate Engineers Considering entry Grade Pay as Rs. 4600/- for the purpose of MACP to all the directly recruited Engineering Graduates in Design/Drawing Cadre and other Cadres. (NFIR’s PNM item No. 18/2011)
 
After discussion the Official Side stated that they will collect position relating to Graduate Engineers recruited in Pay Scale of Rs. 5500-9000 who were deprived of MACP benefit while those recruited later on and got Pay Scale of Rs. 6500-10500 through LDCE against 20% DR Quota for further View.
 
2. Third financial up-gradation under MACPS on completion of 20 years of service from the first promotion or 10 years after second promotion or 30 years after regular appointment - Whichever is earlier?
&
7. Grant of financial up-gradation under MACPS to the staff who are in the same Grade Pay for more than 20 years. (NFIR’s PNM Item No. 1/2011).
 
It was agreed to re-consider and discuss with the Federations before making out conclusion on these issues.
 
3. Grant of financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy (instead of Grade Pay hierarchy) - as per judgment of various Courts.
 
Federation explained that the Grade Pay Rs. 2000 is not existing in the Railways and invited attention of Railway Board to the minutes of the Joint Committee meeting held at the level of DoP&T for review. It was agreed to take action accordingly.
 
4. MACPS benefits to railway employees - cases of employees joining another unit/organization on request.
 
It was agreed to review and re-iterate DoP&T O.M. as it is.
 
5. Provision of all benefits on financial upgrading under MACPS - including entitlements for travel & treatment in hospital etc.
 
Discussed. Official Side stated that the MACP benefits have already been extended as per DoP&T guidelines.
 
6. Non-grant cf benefit of financial up-gradation under MACPS to the staff on North Western Railway.
 
Particulars of individual employees will be obtained from N.W. Railway for considering the case. NFIR invited Board’s attention to its letter dated 13/01/2014.
 
8. Abolition of Pay Scale and Introduction of up-graded Pay Scale with revised designation -Senior Section Engineers (Drawing) - Clarification on entry Grade Pay.
 
Case of Diploma Holder Tracers appointed against DR Quota vacancies as per Board’s orders (pursuant to DC/J CM decision) will be considered positively.
 
9. Non-grant of financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme to the Stock Verifiers working in Zonal Railways/Production Units.
 
Agreed to consider.
 
10. Grant of financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme - Wrongful clarification issued by the Railway Board.
 
NFIR quoted the case of Pharmacists, Guards besides Sr. Clerks joined against Graduate Quota having cleared RRB Examination. It was also contended that the LDCE being part of DR Quota, all such promotions are to be ignored for the purpose of MACP. It was agreed to consider.
 
11. Wrong implementation of MACP Scheme in IT Cadre/Granting of financial benefit under MACP Scheme to EDP Staff.
 
Will be examined.
 
Yours fraternally,
 
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
 
Source: NFIR
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UeHVvTUV1YVJmUUE/view]

Issuing copies of ACR / APAR to retired officers – Department of Posts

Issuing copies of ACR / APAR to retired officers – Department of Posts

No.25-13/2015-SPG
Government of India
Ministry of Communication and IT
Department of Posts
New Delhi, dated 29th Sept, 2015
To
All Heads of Circles

Director, RAKNPA, Ghaziabad/ PMGs/ A11 Directors PTCs Department of Posts.

Subject : Providing copies of ACRs/ APARs to retired officers.

Madam/ Sir,
I am directed to forward a copy DOP&T’s Office Memorandum No. 21011/1/2005-Estt (A) (Part.III) dated 2nd April, 2012 on the above subject.

All head of Circles/ Units of Department of Posts are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all concerned.
Yours faithfully,
(Manoj Sharma)
Assistant Director General,,(SGP)
Authority: www.indiapost.gov.in

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016 – corrigendum : Dopt Order October 2015

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016 – corrigendum : Dopt Order October 2015

F.No.12/7/2015-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 12th October, 2015
CORRIGENDUM
Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016- corrigendum — reg.

Reference is invited to circular No. 12/7/2015-JCA-2 dated 11th June, 2015 circulating the list of holidays to be observed in Central government Offices during the year 2016.

2. In para 9 of the said circular, the words “Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday” mentioned in lines 5 and 6 may be deleted, as it is already included as one of the three National Holidays.

3. Rest of the terms and conditions of circular dated 11/6/2015 shall remain unaltered
(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: www.persmin.gov.in
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LIC Wage Revision : No Strike on 14.10.2015 – Final talks on 16th, 17th October 2015

LIC Wage Revision : No Strike on 14.10.2015 – Final talks on 16th, 17th October 2015

The Joint Forum of Unions in LIC met on 29th of September 2015 at Pune and decided the following programme of action to realise satisfactory wage revision and one more option for pension:
1) Lunch hour demonstrations 6th and 13th October, 2015.
2) ONE DAY STRIKE ON 14th October, 2015.
3) Lunch hour demonstrations on 16th & 18th November, 2015.
4) TWO DAYS strike on 19th and 20th November 2015.
And following the agitation, LIC management has called NOINO and all joint front constituents for final discussion on wage revision. The talks are at Mumbai on 16th & 17th October 2015.

In view of above invitation for talks, it has been decided by all constituent unions in Joint Forum to suspend the current agitational programmes (including strike action on 14th October 2015).

News Courtesy: http://noinocentral.blogspot.in/

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