Wednesday, 9 December 2015

NJCA decides to go on indefinite strike from 1st Week of March 2016

NJCA decides to go on indefinite strike from 1st Week of March 2016

NJCA MEETING DECISION

INDEFINTE STRIKE FROM 1ST WEEK OF MARCH 2016

Meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (Railways, Defence and Confederation) was held on 08.12.2015 at JCM National Council Staff Side office, New Delhi. Detailed deliberations on 7th CPC related issues (including Gramind Dak Sewaks and Casual, Contract and daily-rated workers) was held and a Common charter of demands was finalized.

It is further decided that the NJCA shall go on indefinite strike from the 1st week of March 2016, if the Government fails to reach a negotiated settlement with the staff side before 1st week of February 2016. A letter intimating this decision will be given to the Government shortly along with the common charter of demands. Letter to Government and charter of demands will be published in the website within two days.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation

One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme from the retired/serving personnel of CAPF

One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme from the retired/serving personnel of CAPF

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Dated:08.12.2015
One Rank One Pension

As per report received from the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO), Ministry of Finance, total number of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles (AR) pensioners are 3,28,010 and the pension expenditure as disbursed by Banks for the period 01/04/2014 to 31/03/2015 is Rs.4317.38 crore.
The posted strength of CAPFs and AR as on 01/11/2015 is 8,94,616 (AR-67,018, BSF-2,48,799, CRPF-2,89,182, CISF-1,29,468, ITBP-81,747 & SSB-78,402).

The Government has received representations for implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme from the retired/serving personnel of CAPF and broadly seeking parity with the Defence Forces in the matter of pension. As per records available, the Supreme Court has not issued any directive in this regard.

Representations from in-service or retired personnel of CAPF & AR received from the time to time, are examined on merit and appropriate decision taken.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question by Shri Chhedi Paswan, Shri Vinayak Bhaurao Raut, Dr. Shrikant Eknath Shinde, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Shri Rahul Shewale and Mohammed Faizal in the Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Air India LTC-80 Fare with effective from December 2015


Air India LTC-80 Fare

Air India LTC-80 Fare with effective from December 2015



Central Government Employees will be eligible for LTC only if travel by Air India Flights after purchasing LTC-80 Tickets. Only on exceptional circumstances such as non-availability of Air India Flights etc travel by Private Airlines would be allowed for reimbursement under LTC


Leave  Travel Concession  availed by Central Government State Government, and PSU Employees – Air-India Fare with effective from December 2015

Air India has announced Air India LTC-80 Fares with effect from 1st December 2015 which are applicable to Leave  Travel Concession  availed by Central Government State Government, PSU Employees. Employees of Educational institutions recognized by Central / State Governments or affiliated to any University or educational board are also eligible to travel by Air India LTC-80 tickets.

As far as Central Government Employees are concerned Reimbursement of Travel by Air  under  Leave  Travel Concession will be made only if Employee / Employee family seeking LTC travelled by Air India Flights using LTC-80 Tickets. However, under exceptional circumstances such as non-availability of Air India Flights in the route chosen to be travelled by the employee under LTC etc, relaxation of LTC-80 condition are made on case to case basis or for a particular LTC block.

Eligibility for Air India LTC-80 Tickets:

Government employees and their family members travelling on leave are eligible to purchase Air India LTC-80 Tickets. Family includes Spouse, dependent children 12 yrs and above and dependent Parents.

Documents Required for purchasing LTC-80 Tickets:

Copy of Official ID card has to be produced for purchasing LTC-80 Tickets.

Ticket Validity:

1 Year from date of issue Discount applicable Children:

Normal discount on the class of travel. No additional discount applies.

Change of Flights / Change of Date of Travel / Cancellation of Tickets etc:

Employees who have purchased Air India LTC-80 Tickets can opt for change of flights, change of Date of Travel, and Cancellation of Tickets. However, a fee applicable for these changes will have to be paid


TABLE – V : LTC Fares

SECTOR & V.V
HLTC (Economy Class) DLTC (Executive  Class)

Base Fare Base Fare
Agartala
Guwahati
4831
10140
1850
Agartala
Kolkata
3891
8506
1850
Agartala
Silchar
4401

1850
Agatti
Bengaluru
10691

1850
Agatti
Chennai
10646

2150
Agatti
Kochi
8571

1850
Agatti
Kozhikode
7471

1850
Agra
Delhi
5681
15327
1850
Agra
Khajuraho
3891
8506
1850
Agra
Varanasi
4946
12951
1850
Agra
Mumbai
8571

2950
Ahmedabad Chennai
7426
26186
2950
Ahmedabad
Delhi
6000
15502
2150
Ahmedabad Hyderabad
7076
19532
2150
Ahmedabad Mumbai
4351
14155
1850
Aizawl
Guwahati
5351

1850
Aizawl
Imphal
4466
7337
1850
Aizawl
Kolkata
4626
11108
1850
Allahabad
Delhi
6541

1850
Allahabad Kanpur
4751

1850
Allahabad Mumbai
9401

2950
Amritsar
Delhi
4366
13166
1850
Aurangabad
Delhi
8801
21747
2150
Aurangabad Mumbai
4451
10498
1850
Bagdogra
Delhi
9716
21024
2950
Bagdogra
Guwahati
4536
8398
1850
Bagdogra
Kolkata
5436
13188
1850
Bengaluru Chennai
4701
10691
1850
Bengaluru
Delhi
9901
28985
3650
Bengaluru
Goa
5151
13297
1850
Bengaluru Hyderabad
5451
14823
1850
Bengaluru
Kochi
4501
11272
1850
Bengaluru Kolkata
9701
30799
3650
Bengaluru Mangalore
4936

1850
Bengaluru Mumbai
6851
16356
2150
Bengaluru Mysore
4501

1850
Bengaluru
Pune
6184
16506
1850
Bengaluru Tirupati
5221

1850
Bengaluru Trivandrum
5451
12473
1850
Bhopal
Delhi
4801
14856
1850
Bhopal
Indore
4281
8625
1850
Bhopal
Mumbai
5356
15560
1850
Bhubaneshwar Chennai
8291
17520
2950
Bhubaneshwar
Delhi
9001
27424
2950
Bhubaneshwar Kolkata
5406
11764
1850
Bhubaneshwar Mumbai
9401
29518
2950
Bhubaneshwar Port Blair
11216

2950
Bhuj
Mumbai
6541

1850
Chandigarh
Delhi
4301
11264
1850
Chandigarh Mumbai
8836
26295
2950
Chennai
Coimbatore
4251
12166
1850
Chennai
Delhi
8456
28474
3650
Chennai
Goa
6311
16217
1850
Chennai
Hyderabad
4451
13732
1850
Chennai
Kochi
5251
14630
1850
Chennai
Kolkata
8566
27543
2950
Chennai
Madurai
4251
12531
1850
Chennai
Mumbai
8571
18623
2950
Chennai
Pune
7851
21017
2150
Chennai
Portblair
9411
24229
2950
Chennai
Trivandrum
5601
14637
1850
Chennai
Vishakhapatnam
4801
14673
1850
Coimbatore
Delhi
9751
32763
3650
Coimbatore Kozhikode
4451
6739
1850
Coimbatore Mumbai
8001
18331
2950
Dehradun
Delhi
5221
13980
1850
Dehli
Dharamsala
4821

1850
Delhi
Gaya
6851
19532
2150
Delhi
Goa
8821
25860
3650
Delhi
Guwahati
9811
24988
3650
Delhi
Gwalior
5051
9977
1850
Delhi
Hyderabad
8401
25748
2950
Delhi
Imphal
9081
27248
3650
Delhi
Indore
4851
15867
1850
Delhi
Jabalpur
6401

1850
Delhi
Jaipur
3551
9691
1850
Delhi
Jammu
4401
13181
1850
Delhi
Jodhpur
5706
14290
1850
Delhi
Kanpur
5701

1850
Delhi
Khajuraho
5651
15108
1850
Delhi
Kochi
12351
37731
3650
Delhi
Kolkata
9061
24251
2950
Delhi
Kozhikode
10051
32763
3650
Delhi
Kullu
6301

1850
Delhi
Leh
5501
15141
1850
Delhi
Lucknow
4821
12505
1850
Delhi
Ludhiana
4351

1850
Delhi
Mangalore
9901
29248
3650
Delhi
Mumbai
8951
22740
2950
Delhi
Pantnagar
4301

1850
Delhi
Nagpur
7171
17336
2150
Delhi
Pathankot
5101

1850
Delhi
Patna
7151
17265
2150
Delhi
Port Blair
21516

3650
Delhi
Pune
9401
28208
2950
Delhi
Raipur
7851
22112
2150
Delhi
Rajkot
9101

2150
Delhi
Ranchi
8811
20732
2950
Delhi
Srinagar
6201
13370
1850
Delhi
Surat
9101
20819
2150
Delhi
Tirupati
9016
23756
3650
Delhi
Trivandrum
12156
37731
3650
Delhi
Udaipur
5786
15382
1850
Delhi
Vadodra
7051
19853
2150
Delhi
Varanasi
5681
15327
1850
Delhi
Vijayawada
8566
26202
2950
Delhi
Vishakhapatnam
10401
30218
2950
Dibrugarh Dimapur
3251
5106
1850
Dibrugarh Guwahati
4801

1850
Dibrugarh Kolkata
7401
14776
2150
Dibrugarh Lilabari
4051

1850
Dimapur
Guwahati
4701

1850
Dimapur
Imphal
4401

1850
Dimapur
Kolkata
6101
13822
1850
Dimapur
Shillong
4101

1850
Durgapur
Kolkata
2650

1850
Gaya
Kolkata
4501
11744
1850
Gaya
Varanasi
4851
9518
1850
Goa
Kochi
5001
15159
1850
Goa
Hyderabad
5251
13657
1850
Goa
Mumbai
5321
12326
1850
Goa
Pune
4536
8874
1850
Goa
Srinagar
12351
38431
3650
Guwahati
Imphal
4901
9498
1850
Guwahati
Jorhat
3736

1850
Guwahati
Kolkata
5076
11465
1850
Guwahati
Lilabari
5151

1850
Guwahati
Silchar
5251

1850
Guwahati
Tezpur
4436

1850
Gwalior
Mumbai
8401
19551
2150
Hyderabad Kolkata
9696
24985
2950
Hyderabad Mumbai
5251
14980
1850
Hyderabad
Pune
5231
14265
1850
Hyderabad Tirupati
4656
12571
1850
Hyderabad Varanasi
8811
21806
2950
Hyderabad Vijayawada
5051
10655
1850
Hyderabad Vishakhapatnam
4946
12951
1850
Imphal
Kolkata
4281
11680
1850
Imphal
Silchar
4601

1850
Indore
Mumbai
4481
12637
1850
Jaipur
Mumbai
7851
18794
2150
Jammu
Leh
4886
9069
1850
Jammu
Srinagar
4403
6998
1850
Jamnagar
Mumbai
5181
12400
1850
Jodhpur
Mumbai
7686
18670
2150
Jodhpur
Udaipur
4231
8724
1850
Jorhat
Kolkata
4976

1850
Jorhat
Tezpur
4136

1850
Kanpur
Kolkata
7401

2150
Khajuraho Varanasi
4936
12681
1850
Kochi
Kozhikode
3501
7283
1850
Kochi
Madurai
4301

1850
Kochi
Mumbai
8401
21634
2950
Kochi
Trivandrum
4301
8326
1850
Kolkata
Kochi
10051

3650
Kolkata
Lilabari
7800

2150
Kolkata
Mumbai
8486
23558
3650
Kolkata
Patna
5706

1850
Kolkata
Port Blair
11071
26781
2950
Kolkata
Ranchi
4536

1850
Kolkata
Shillong
5481

1850
Kolkata
Silchar
5001
11085
1850
Kolkata
Tezpur
5151

1850
Kozhikode Chennai
5151

1850
Kozhikode Kolkata
8456

3650
Kozhikode Mumbai
9100
17608
2150
Kozhikode Trivandrum
4391

1850
Kullu
Pathankot
4001

1850
Leh
Srinagar
4603
8283
1850
Lilabari
Tezpur
3881

1850
Lucknow
Mumbai
8051
24985
2950
Lucknow
Varanasi
4626
9607
1850
Ludhiana
Pathankot
4201

1850
Madurai
Mumbai
7851
23657
2950
Mangalore Mumbai
6086
15761
1850
Mumbai
Diu
5051

1850
Mumbai
Nagpur
5001
15159
1850
Mumbai
Raipur
9500
20692
2150
Mumbai
Rajkot
5281
12473
1850
Mumbai
Ranchi
9751
22813
2950
Mumbai
Srinagar
9016
23756
3650
Mumbai
Trivandrum
10201
23901
2950
Mumbai
Udaipur
4786
15407
1850
Mumbai
Varanasi
9696
24511
2950
Mumbai
Vishakhapatnam
9101
24872
2950
Patna
Ranchi
4603

1850
Port Blair
Vishakhapatnam
9696
24511
2950
Raipur
Bhubaneshwar
4281
9977
1850
Raipur
Nagpur
5181
12660
1850
Raipur
Vishakhapatnam
4251
11606
1850
Shillong
Jorhat
4551

1850
Silchar
Tezpur
4101

1850
Tirupati
Vijayawada
5406

1850
Vishakhapatnam Bhubaneshwar
5321
10518
1850
Vishakhapatnam Vijayawada
5051

1850

TABLE – VI

Islanders Fares – 1
Sector & v.v
One Way
Return Airline Fuel

Fare Basis Fare Basis Charge
UEIXZ URTIXZ
Port Blair
Kolkata
5016
8632
2950
Port Blair
Chennai
4816
8272
2950
Note : Above fares are valid for sale in Port Blair only against Identity Card.
Islanders Fares – 2
Sector
One Way

Airline Fuel
Charge

Fare Basis
UEIXZ

Port Blair
Vishakapatnam
1592

2950
Vishakapatnam
Port Blair
1449
2950
Note : Above fares are valid for sale in Port Blair and Vishakapatnam only against Identity Card.

TABLE – VII

Remarks  & Notings

1 a) RBD ‘Z’ is Advance Purchase  fare in Business Class. Fare Basis is ‘ZAP’ with minimum  7 days advance purchase  restriction.

SAP90, SAP60, SRT60, SAP30 , S30PP, SRT30, TAP14, TRT14, T14PP, TAP7, TRT7, T7PP & T2PP Fares Levels are Advance  Purchase  Fares which are  available  for sale upto 90 days, 60 days, 30 days, 14 days & 7 days respectively in advance before schedule  date of departure  of the flight.

b) *Some flights/sectors may not have the Advance Purchase  restrictions and
*Some Sectors are currently  non-operating

2 Flight Routing D- Direct flight to destination.
V- Via Flight to Destination with stop/stops  without change of aircraft Link – Connecting Flight to Destination with a change of aircraft at a transit point

3 Taxes, Fee & Charges
a) In addition to the above fares, Passenger  Service fee, Airport Development Fee (wherever  applicable)  and Service Tax would apply. Passenger  Service fee is Rs. 238 except  (a) Ex Jammu,Srinagar  Leh where it is 207 (b) ex  Kochi it is 229/- &
(c) ex Delhi, Mumbai,  Chennai, Guwahati,  Hyderabad, Bengaluru,  Lucknow  & Kolkata Rs.149/-
b)
(a)  User Development Fee (IN)  ex  Jaipur Rs. 150,  Guwahati   Rs 381 ( 01 Jun 15 – 31 Mar 16)
Amritsar  Rs. 150, Trichy Rs. 150, Vishakapatnam Rs. 150, Udaipur Rs. 150, Ahmedabad Rs. 126, Mangalore  Rs. 156, Varanasi Rs. 150, Kolkata Rs 515 , Chennai Rs. 191, Lucknow  Rs 449
(b) UDF  from Delhi : Distance  upto 500 Km- Rs 281/- more than 500 Km- Rs 562/- (c) UDF  to Delhi : Distance  upto 500 Km- Rs 238/- more than 500 Km- Rs 475/-
(d) UDF from Mumbai   Rs 314/-
Ex Bengaluru  :  Rs.351 (1st Apr 15- 31st Mar 16)
(e) Airport Development Fee ( YM ) ex Delhi & ex Mumbai Rs. 115/-
c) Service Tax  as applicable  would be additional.

Fare Rules :

Fee for Refund/revalidation/re-issuance  is levied as detailed  under:effective 27th Apr’13

RBD
Re-Issuance / Refund Fee No-Show  /Refund Fee( within 1 hour of flight departure  )
First Class
F
NIL (Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1087
Business class
C, D &  J
NIL (Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1087


Re-Issuance /Re-validation/Refund Fee No-Show  Fee/Refund Fee

Z
Rs.1087( Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1631


Re-Issuance /Re-validation/ Refund Fee No-Show/Refund Fee( within 1 hour flight departure  )
Economy  Class


Instant Purchase  fares
Y,B & M
NIL (Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1058
Instant Purchase  fares H,K,Q,V,W,G,L & U Rs.1058( Till 1 hour before departure) *Non-Refundable
Instant & Apex Fares
E, S &  T
Rs.1587( Till 1 hour before departure) *Non-Refundable
(Penalty  amount inclusive  of service tax & Swatchh Bharat Cess (SBC) of 0.20% for Economy  and 0.30% for Business  Class will be applicable  on Base Fare and Airline Fule Charge.)
*Now-Show charges for domestic  sector to be waived off to charge INR 2000 as no-show  penalty only when the passenger  has reported  at the Airport , is no-show  for a Domestic  sector, and only when passenger  is being rolled over / travelling  on the next available  flight of Air India. The waiver of no-show  to INR 2000 , in such cases, to be authorised  by the Duty Manager.
Further, fare difference  if any as per the RBD/ Fare Basis available/  applicable  on the next available  flight will have to be charged from the passenger in addition to the no-show  penalty of INR 2000.


Note:
a). Above Charges are applicable  per coupon.
In case of ‘non-refundable, Basic Fare and Airline Fuel Charge will be forfeited.
b). In case of Re-issuance : Aplicable  Charges and difference  of fare if any are applicable.
c).LTC Tickets: Change/Refund Fee will be as applicable  for highest Business or Economy  Class fare
d).Armed  Forces and related discounts  : Change/ Refund Fee applicable  for highest economy  class fare. All categories  of (Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces, General Reserve Engineering Forces, War Disables Officers, War Widows and Gallantry  Award Tickets under RBD Y to H)

(B) :- The refund rules applicable  to Link Fares on all RBDs are as under:

(A) Originating  point:
1. Tickets issued on fares under: RBDs U to K
a) Refund Permitted  up to 1 hr before scheduled  departure  of the flight against a Refund Fee of – Rs. 1000 /- coupon. b) Refund of No-show  ticket: Non Refundable(Basic fare + Airline Fuel Charge)
2. Tickets issued on fares under: RBDs S & T
a) Refund Permitted up to 1 hr before scheduled departure of the flight against a Refund Fee of – Rs.1500/- per coupon.
b) Refund of No-show  ticket: Non Refundable(Basic fare + Airline Fuel Charge)

(B) Intermediate Point :
In case of completion of part itinerary,  a passenger  desirous of claiming refund will be allowed to do so after deducting  the applicable  fare on booked RBD, for the sector travelled  along with the applicable  Refund Fee. Not permitted  for RBDs S & T.

(C) :- In cases of Flight Disruptions:

(a) Alternate  arrangements are made by the Airline- No Refund
(b)Passenger is taken back to the point of origin by the first available  service- Full amount to be refunded.
(c)Own arrangement for the cancelled  sector is made by the passenger(s): Refund of Basic fare of the cancelled  sector in respective  RBD (Airline Fuel Charge  to be retained)  along with unutilized  non-airline  taxes, if any.
(d) No Re-validation or Cancellation Fee applicable  on Infant Tickets.

5 Applicable  Fares as on 02nd Dec’15

6 These  fares are subject to Change without prior  notice.

Download Air India LTC-80 Fare with effect from 1st December 2015

Assessment of INDWF of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

ASSESSMENT OF INDWF OF THE RECOMMENDATION OF 7TH CPC

Minimum Pay : Though the Commission claims to have adopted Dr. Aykroyd formula in calculating minimum wages, the rates of commodities based on which the recommendations of the commission is made is significantly deviating from the rates mentioned in the National Council of JCM proposal. The JCM proposal in this regard should be reiterated. A comparison between existing and proposed VII CPC minimum pay is given below. The retrograde nature of the commission’s recommendations in this regard can by understood by this table.

INDWF of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission


From the above picture, it is clear that the VII CPC recommendations are not giving fair wages and the total pay increase is meager for next 10 years. Therefore, the minimum pay needs to be increased accepting the proposal of National Council JCM

NEW PAY STRUCTURE : The present system of pay bands and grade pay has been dispensed With and a matrix has been recommended. The New system is an extension of system Of Pay Scales, albeit, with a progressive Increment of 3% instead of fixed Increments. Unlike VI CPC, Minimum pay fixed on promotion is at par with the initial pay fixed direct recruits in the same grade. However, the fixation benefits on promotion, particularly from Level 2 to 3, 3 to 4 & Level 4 to 5 is significantly less compared to VI CPC Structure. National Council JCM demand of fixation benefit of two increments Should be reiterated or at least 5% should be ensured. A comparison of the promotion benefit for the after 10 years of service in their respective grades is given below.

7cpc_INDWF of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

Source: INDWF

Enhancement of retirement age of PSU Bank Officers

Enhancement of retirement age of PSU Bank Officers

The CEO&MD and DMD of Industrial Finance Corporation of India Ltd. (IFCI Ltd.) were appointed with effect from 12.12.2013 for a period of three years. IFCI became a Government Company with effect from 07.04.2015. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the continuation of CEO&MD and DMD of IFCI Ltd. beyond their age of superannuation till the completion of their contract period i.e. upto 11.12.2016.

This information was given by Minister of State for Finance in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on 1st December 2015.

Authority: Rajya Sabha Official Website

7th Pay Commission recommendations on Bonus Schemes

7th Pay Commission recommendations on Bonus Schemes

7thCPC_BONUS_Scheme_7CPC
Bonus Schemes and Performance Related Pay

Bonus Schemes in the Central Government : Apart from DAE/DoS, there are bonus payments to Group 'B' (non-gazetted) and Group 'C' Central Government employees. The bulk of these employees are covered under the Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) Scheme, which is implemented in Railways, Posts and Telecommunications, production units under the Ministry of Defence and other establishments

The system of Performance Linked Bonus (PLB) and Ad hoc Bonus have been prevalent in the Central Government for a fairly long time. Therefore, for the replacement of the existing bonus schemes with any other incentive scheme, prior consultation with the stakeholders was considered essential.

The Commission notes that since PRIS could not be implemented, it could not supplant the existing system of Performance Linked and Adhoc Bonus Schemes.

The Commission also recommends that the PRP should subsume the existing Bonus schemes. The Commission notes that there could be a time lag in implementing the Performance Related Pay by different departments. Till such time, the existing Bonus Schemes should be reviewed and linked with increased profitability/productivity under well-defined financial parameters

The Commission feels that there is strong need to create a culture of performance in government – from establishing standards of performance, to measuring, and promoting people based on performance. To emphasize on the culture of performance, the Commission has recommended that all the non-performers in the system should be phased out after 20 years.

The Commission has recommended that Performance Related Pay should be introduced in the government and that all Bonus payments should necessarily be linked with productivity.

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