Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Performance is the main constraint on Annual Increment in 7th CPC

Performance is the main constraint on Annual Increment in 7th CPC

Withholding Annual Increments of Non-performers after 20 Years

There is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course. The perception is that grant of MACP, although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted. This Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments. 

The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees. However, since this is not a penalty, the norms for penal action in disciplinary cases involving withholding increments will not be applicable in such cases. This will be treated as an “efficiency bar”. Additionally, for such employees there could be an option to leave service on similar terms and conditions as prescribed for voluntary retirement.

Merit Promotion Scheme (MPS) instead of MFCS – 7th CPC Report

Merit Promotion Scheme (MPS) instead of MFCS – 7th CPC Report

The three scientific Departments of DRDO, and Departments of Atomic Energy and Space have the Merit Promotion Scheme (MPS) instead of the MFCS.

The three scientific Departments of DRDO, and Departments of Atomic Energy and Space have the Merit Promotion Scheme (MPS) instead of the MFCS. However, while MFCS is meant only for Group `A’ posts, MPS extends to Group `B’ and Group `C’ posts as well.

Under the MPS there are several sub-schemes of career progression, with each sub-scheme specific to a category of scientific staff. Sub-schemes vary from each other in terms of residency period, start and end points of career progression and minimum qualifications. In the Department of Space, for example there are 25 sub-schemes of which four are dedicated only to Group `A’ posts while the rest of the schemes start either in Group `B’ or Group `C’ posts and end in Group `A’ posts. There are two which start at the lowest GP 1800.

In the Departments of Atomic Energy and Space, for each sub-scheme all eligible staff are promoted to the next level whereas in DRDO only a fixed percentage of eligible staff are promoted to the next level in the sub-scheme applicable to the Defence Research Technical Cadre (DRTC). The DRTC covers the scientific support staff in Group ‘B.’ The association of DRTC has accordingly demanded the removal of fixed percentage so that it is placed at par with Departments of Space and Atomic Energy.

The Commission is of the view that routine promotion of all eligible staff breeds complacency. The application of fixed percentage as done in DRDO, or the bell curve principle, as done in many organizations the world over, places a premium on quality and is therefore desirable. Hence removal of the fixed percentage in places where it is presently applicable is not recommended. On the contrary, the government may consider the application of a percentage system wherever the scheme is operative.

‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’ – 7th CPC enhancing the performance level for MACP and Regular Promotion

‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’ – 7th CPC enhancing the performance level for MACP and Regular Promotion
 
The 7th Pay Commission has recommended on the benchmark level for MACP and Regular Promotion in Central Government services.

The 7th Pay Commission feels that a significant change is required in promotion aspect. The benchmark for performance appraisal for MACP as well as for regular promotion.

The Commission recommends that this benchmark, in the interest of improving performance level, be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good.’

In addition, introduction of more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of MACP can also be considered by the government.

And also the Commission is proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

West Bengal government declares 10% DA hike from Jan 1, 2016

West Bengal government declares 10% DA hike from Jan 1, 2016

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Kolkata: The West Bengal Government today announced a 10 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance for the state government employees with effect from January 1, 2016.

A notification issued by the state Finance Department today said the whole time state government employees drawing upto 80,000 salary would draw Dearness Allowances at the rate of 75 per cent with effect from January 1, 2016.

There would also be an adhoc increase in the existing wages of daily rated workers under the government with effect from January 1, 2016, the notification said.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced the hike in September this year addressing a meeting of the Trinamool Congress affiliated West Bengal State Government Employees Federation.
However, she had said no arrears would be paid.

The state government had last time hiked DA by 7% on January 9, 2015.

With this decision, nearly seven lakh state government employees would be benefited, while the ten per cent hike in DA would cost the state exchequer around Rs 2,500 crore annually, state government officials said.
The state government already have set up the sixth pay commission for its employees.
PTI

Cadre wise Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission for grant of higher grade pay

Cadre wise Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission for grant of higher grade pay

1, 2, 3. Dietitians in Railways

Dietitians in Railways have demanded an upgrade to GP 5400 (PB-3) from the existing GP 4200. The Dieticians in Central Government are placed in GP 4600.

The entry level qualification for Dietitians in Railways is  B.Sc. with Chemistry/Home Science and PG Diploma in Dietetics with three months’ internship OR M.Sc. (Home Science) with Food and Nutrition.
The entry level qualification for Dietitians in Central Government is Master’s Degree in Home Science/Home Economics with specialisation in Food and Nutrition or B.Sc. (Home Science/Home Economics) with Nutrition as a special subject and PG Diploma in Dietetics and one year’s experience.

Thus, the entry level qualification of Dietitians in Railways and Central Government is similar except that in the Railways, three months’ internship has been prescribed as against one year’s experience prescribed in the Central Government.

The Commission observes that this is a fit case for harmonisation and recommends GP 4600 for Dietitians in Railway. The promotional posts of Senior Dietician (present GP 4600) and Assistant Dietetic Officer (present GP 4800) will also be upgraded to GP 4800 and GP 5400 (PB-2) respectively.

4. Radiographers Andaman and Nicobar Administration

In case of Radiographers of Andaman and Nicobar Administration, the Commission notes that the posts of Junior Radiographers and Radiographers have similar entry level qualifications but are placed in GP 2000 and GP 2800 respectively.

The Commission recommends that the post of Junior Radiographer be merged with Radiographers and placed in GP 2800.

5. Perfusionists in Railways

The Commission recommends GP 4200 for Perfusionists in Railways subject to acquiring qualification of Degree in Science + Diploma in Perfusion Technology.

Further, the existing incumbents not possessing the revised qualification may be granted replacement pay level corresponding to GP 2400.

They may be granted the pay level corresponding to upgraded GP 4200 after acquiring the revised qualification OR upon completion of three years in GP 2400, whichever is earlier.

6. Dental Hygienists in CGHS

The Commission, recommends GP 4200 for the Dental Hygienists of CGHS subject to the administrative ministry taking steps to bring uniformity in their entry level qualifications on the patterns of those in Central Government hospitals.

7, 8, 9. Russian translators in the Ministry of Defence

The Commission recommends that Russian Translation Officers should be upgraded from the existing GP 4600 to GP 5400 (PB-3).

Similarly, Russian Senior Translation officers should be upgraded from existing GP 5400 (PB-3) to GP 6600 and Russian Editors from existing GP 6600 to GP 7600.

10. Sheep Shearer cum Supervisor, Central Sheep Breeding Farm (CSBF)

The Commission recommends that the grade pay of Sheep Shearer cum Supervisors be upgraded to the GP 2400.

Since the upgradation will involve a jump from the level of Shepherd in the GP 1800 to Sheep Shearer cum Supervisor in the GP 2400 after a period of 12 years, the Commission is of the view that the government may consider introducing an appropriate level in between so as to graduate the progression from Shepherd to Sheep Shearer cum Supervisor.

11. Inspector in Indian Postal Service

The Commission, recommends that Inspector (Posts) who are presently in the GP 4200 should be upgraded to GP 4600. With this upgradation, Inspector (Posts) shall come to lie in an identical grade pay as that of their promotion post of Assistant Superintendent of Posts (ASPOs).

12. ASPOs in Indian Postal Service

Commission has felt that a higher grade would need to be extended to ASPOs. Accordingly, the Commission recommends that the promotional post of ASPOs be placed in the next higher GP 4800 and further, the post of Superintendent (Posts), which is presently in the GP 4800, be moved up to GP 5400 (PB-2).

13, 14, 15. Assistant Archivists, Archivists and Scientific Officers in National Archives of India

The Commission taking note of the demands made, reply of the ministry, the role of Archivists and the entry level qualifications recommends as under:

The existing cadre of Assistant Archivists should be upgraded to GP 4600 from the existing GP 4200, and then placed at the appropriate level in the Pay Matrix.

Accordingly, the Commission recommends upgradation in the pay for the cadre of Archivists to GP 4800 from the existing GP 4600. After upgradation, these employees should be placed at the appropriate level in the Pay Matrix.

The Commission is recommending upgradation in the pay for the post of Scientific Officer from the existing GP 4600 to GP 4800, and a non-functional upgrade to GP 5400 (PB-2) after four years. After upgradation, these employees should be placed at the appropriate level in the Pay Matrix.

16. Officers in organised Accounts Cadres (in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Defence Accounts Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organisation, Railways, Post and Telecommunications)

The Commission is therefore of the view that there is no justification for excluding officers in the organised accounting departments who are at GP 4800 from this dispensation.

It is recommended that all officers in organised accounts cadres (in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Defence Accounts Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organisation, Railways, Post and Telecommunications) who are in GP 4800 should be upgraded, on completion of four years’ service to GP 5400 (PB-2), viz., Pay level 9, in the pay matrix.

17. Cardiology Staff of Dr. RML Hospital (Junior ECG Technician)

The Commission recommends that Grade Pay of Junior ECG Technician of Dr. R.M.L Hospital is to be upgraded from Rs. 2400 to Rs. 2800.

18, 19. Junior Agriculture Assistant / Junior Soil Conservation Assistant in Andaman and Nicobar Administration

Taking into consideration the essential educational qualification of BSc (Agriculture) and the hierarchical pattern in the cadre, the posts of Junior Agriculture Assistant/Junior Soil    Conservation    Assistant    presently    in PB-1, GP- 2400 are recommended to be upgraded and merged with the posts of Agriculture Assistant/Soil Conservation Assistant in the pay scale of PB-1, GP-2800. Since the posts above GP 2800 in the cadre are already placed in appropriate level, the demand for pay hike is not justified and status quo is recommended.

Bus Conductors in Andaman and Nicobar Administration

The Commission, recommends an upgradation in pay from Grade Pay 1800 to 1900 in case of Bus Conductors of A&N.

20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25. Senior Technical Assistants (STAs), JTA, Store Keeper, Assistant Store Keeper, Electrical Supervisor, Laboratory Assistant, Machine Man, and Junior Press Assistant in Ministry of Mining

Commission has recommended that the posts of STA (Chemistry), STA (Ore Dressing), STA (Mining), STA (Survey), STA (Publication) and STA (Drawing) should be first upgraded to GP 4600 and then placed at the appropriate level in the pay matrix.

Consultations with the Ministry of Mines reveals that the method of recruitment, qualification required, and duties of all JTAs in IBM and GSI are similar.

Accordingly, it is recommended that the posts of JTA (Chemistry), JTA (Ore Dressing) and JTA (Publication) should be first upgraded to GP 4200 and then placed at the appropriate level in the pay matrix.
The posts of JPA and SPA should be merged in IBM. The merged cadre should be called Pressman cadre. It should be initially fixed in GP 1900 with  appropriate placement in the pay matrix.
The post of Electrical Supervisor in IBM lies in GP 2800 with qualification requirement of Diploma in Engineering.

This post has had horizontal parity with the post of Junior Technical Assistant (JTA). Since we are recommending upgradation of JTA from GP 2800 to GP 4200, upgrading the post of Electrical Supervisor also to GP 4200 is warranted. Accordingly, the same is recommended.

26 and 27. Sub-Inspectors and Inspectors of CBI in Ministry of Home Affairs

In the VI CPC report it has been mentioned that there is historical parity between the executive cadre of IB and CBI and that such a parity has to be maintained.

Since this Commission has approved upgradation of pay of ACIO I and ACIO II in IB, the pay of  corresponding ranks in CBI  viz., Sub Inspector and Inspector are also recommended to be upgraded similarly.

The upgradation has also been recommended keeping in mind the nature of duties performed by these ranks in the organisation.

Accordingly the pay of Sub Inspector is upgraded from GP 4200 to GP 4600 and that of Inspector from GP 4600 to GP 4800.

28. Assistant Station Masters in Railways (ASM)

The Commission notes that 7 percent of the entire ASM cadre is presently in GP 2800, 53 percent in GP 4200 and 40 percent in GP 4600.

Keeping in mind the identical educational qualifications required for the posts of ASM and SM, with practically no difference in the functions performed by them, and the historical importance of the post, it is recommended that the ASMs in GP 2800 should first be upgraded to GP 4200 and then fitted in the revised Pay Matrix.

The cadre will then have 60 percent posts in Level 6 and 40 percent in Level 7.
The designation of ASM may be abolished. Separate recommendations have been made regarding Dress Allowance to Station Masters. Other demands like grant of Safety and Punctuality Allowance, Outturn Allowance are not justified.

29. Commercial Clerk and Ticketing Staff in Railways

The Commission finds merit in the argument that the three categories of Commercial staff should be unified into a single cadre.

Accordingly, it is recommended that they should be consolidated into one cadre called Commercial and Ticketing Staff. The cadre will have the following structure after merger:

  Grade Pay  Level  % Distribution of Posts

4600

7

20

4200

6

47

2800

5

22

2000

3

11
Employees in GP 1900 should be upgraded to GP 2000; those in GP 2400 should be upgraded to GP 2800 and then placed in the appropriate level in the new pay matrix. The inter-se seniority will be as per normal rules of seniority. Proper training will have to be imparted to the employees as per the requirements. The recruitment in the cadre should be at two levels:

a.   At Level 3: 50% from open market through RRB, with minimum qualification of Class XII, 33 1/3 % through General Selection from Traffic and Commercial staff in GP 1800 fulfilling the eligibility criterion, and 16 2/3% through LDCE

b.   At Level 5: 50% from open market through RRB, with minimum qualification of Graduation, and 50% through promotion.

With this merger, employees in GP 1900 and GP 2400 will get the benefit of upgradation. At the same time, the job content of all three categories will be enriched, as they will be able to join any of the three streams. Organizational flexibility will be enhanced as the department will have a larger pool of employees for optimal utilization, as per the requirement.

30. Accounts Cadres in Railways

In  line with  our  recommendations  for  organised  Accounts  cadres,  it  is  further recommended that employees in GP 4800 should be upgraded, on completion of four years’ service, to the existing GP 5400 (PB-2), viz., Level 9 in the pay matrix, on a non- functional basis.

31. Chemical  and  Metallurgical  Assistants in Railways

It is recommended  that  Chemical  and  Metallurgical  Assistants should be upgraded to GP 4600, Chemical and Metallurgical Superintendents to GP 4800, and Assistant Chemist and Metallurgist to GP 5400 (PB-2).

32, 33, 34, and 35. Light House Attendants in Ministry of Shipping

It is recommended that Light House Attendants should be upgraded to GP 1900, Navigational Assistant Gr.III to GP 2800, Navigational Assistant Gr.II to GP 4200 and Head Light Keeper to GP 4600. These posts, should, then be placed at proper levels in the pay matrix.

36. Director General in Central Statistics Office

The Commission recommends upgradation of the post of DG, CSO to apex scale in the Indian Statistical Service. The post is placed in the level L-17 in the new pay matrix.

37 and 38. Technical Officers and Assistant Director Gr. II (Technical) in Textile Ministry:

The Commission recommends that the Technical Officers in the Office of the Textile Commissioner, who are presently in the GP 4200 may be upgraded to GP 4600.

With this upgradation, Technical Officer shall come to lie in a scale identical to their promotion post of Assistant Director Grade II (Technical).

It is, accordingly, recommended that Assistant Director Gr. II (Technical) be placed in the next higher GP 4800. The next promotional post of Assistant Director Grade I (Technical) shall remain in the existing GP 5400 (PB-3).

39. Planning Assistants in Town and Country Planning Organisation

The Commission accordingly recommends that Planning Assistants should be upgraded to GP 4600 from the existing GP 4200.

40, 41. Senior Research Assistant and Assistant Research in Officer Central Ground Water Board (CWC)

The Commission has noted that at the entry level the scientific cadre in CWC starts at a lower level as compared to CSMRS, CWPRS and CGWB despite having the same post- graduate level essential qualification.

The Commission accordingly recommends that the post of Senior Research Assistant in the attached office of CWC be upgraded to GP 4600.

With this upgradation, Senior Research Assistant shall come to lie in the same scale as the promotion post of Assistant Research Officer.

The Commission, accordingly, recommends that the post of Assistant Research Officer be placed in the next higher GP 4800.

The next higher post in the hierarchy that of Research Officer will, however, continue to be in GP 5400 (PB-3). Incumbents of this shall be extended only the replacement level of pay. As regards the demand that the scope of MFCS be enlarged to include the scientific cadre of CWC, the Commission recommends that the matter be examined by GoI.

42. Technical Operator (Drilling) in CGWB

The Commission recommends that Post of Technical Operator (Drilling) be given GP 1900 and be combined with the post of Compressor

43. Heads of National Academies

The Commission finds merit in upgrading only the heads of tri-services institutions of the defence forces. Accordingly, it is recommended that the heads of the following three tri- services institutions should be upgraded to Apex Scale:

a.   National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi.
b.  National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune c.   Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington

44 and 45. ACIO-II and ACIO-I in Intelligence Bureau (IB)

Upgradation of posts of ACIO-II and ACIO-I
The grant of higher GP 4600 to ACIO-II and GP 4800 to ACIO-I is recommended by 7th Pay Commission.

Source: gconnect.in

Present Grade Pay and New Higher Grade Pay for the following Posts recommended by 7th Pay Commission

Present Grade Pay and New Higher Grade Pay for the following Posts recommended by 7th Pay Commission

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Sl.No Ministry / Dept Name of the Post Present 6cpc Grade Pay (Rs.) New Grade Pay recommended by 7th Pay Commission (Rs)
1. Railways Dietitians 4200 4600
2. Railways Senior Dietitians 4600 4800
3. Railways Assistant Dietetic Officer 4800 5400 (in PB-2)
4. Andaman and Nicobar Administration Junior Radiographer 2000 2800
5. Railways Perfusionists 2400 4200
6. CGHS Dental Hygienists 2400 4200
7. Defence Russian Officers Translators 4600 5400
8. Defence Russian Senior Officers Translators 5400 6600
9. Defence Russian Editors 6600 7600
10. Central Sheep Breeding Farm Sheep Shearer cum Supervisor 1800 2400
11 Indian Postal Service Inspector 4200 4600
12. Indian Postal Service ASPOs 4800 5400
13.
National Archives of India
Assistant Archivists 4200 4600
14. National Archives of India Archivists 4600 4800
15. National Archives of India Scientific Officer 4600 4800, 5400(12 yrs)
16. All Ministries Officers in organised accounts cadres 4800 5400
17. Dr. RML Hospital Junior ECG Technician/Junior Cardiac Technician 2400 2800
18. Andaman and Nicobar Administration Junior Agriculture Assistant/Junior Soil    Conservation    Assistant 2400 2800
19. Andaman and Nicobar Administration Bus Conductors 1800 1900
20. Mines Senior Technical Assistants (STAs) 4200 4600
21.
JTA, Store Keeper, 2800 4200
22.
Assistant Store Keeper 1900 2400
23.
Electrical Supervisor 2800 4200
24
Laboratory Assistant 2400 2800
25
Machine Man, Junior Press Assistant 1800 1900
26 CBI Sub Inspector 4200 4600
27
Inspector 4600 4800
28 Railways Assistant Station Master (ASM) 2800 4200
29 Railways Commercial Clerks + Enquiry Cum Reservation Clerks (ECRCs)+Ticket Checking staff (TTEs and TCs)= Commercial and Ticketing Staff 1900
2400
2000
2800
30 Railways Accounts 4800 5400
31 Railways Chemical  and  Metallurgical  Assistants 4600 5400
32 Shipping Head Light Keeper 4200 4600
33 Shipping Navigational Assistant Gr.II 2800 4200
34 Shipping Navigational Assistant Gr.III 2400 2800
35 Shipping Light House Attendant 1800 1900
36 Statistics Director General, Central Statistics Office HAG+ L17
37 Textiles Technical Officers 4200 4600
38 Textiles Assistant Director Gr. II (Technical) 4600 4800
39 Town and Country Planning Organisation Planning Assistants 4200 4600
40 Central Water Commission (CWC) Senior Research Assistant 4200 4600
41 Central Water Commission (CWC) Assistant Research Officer 4600 4800
42 Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) Technical Operator (Drilling) 1800 1900
43 National Academies heads of National Academies
Apex Scale Rs.80000
44
Intelligence Bureau (IB)
ACIO-II 4600 4800
45 Intelligence Bureau (IB) ACIO-I 4200 4600

7th Pay Commission: 3 Service chiefs to convey concerns to Parrikar

7th Pay Commission: 3 Service chiefs to convey concerns to Parrikar

New Delhi: Concerned over the increasing pay disparity between defence personnel and their civilian counterparts, the three Service chiefs will soon meet the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to convey more such “shortcomings” in the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

A notification issued by the state Finance Department today said the whole time state government employees drawing upto 80,000 salary would draw Dearness Allowances at the rate of 75 per cent with effect from January 1, 2016.

There would also be an adhoc increase in the existing wages of daily rated workers under the government with effect from January 1, 2016, the notification said.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced the hike in September this year addressing a meeting of the Trinamool Congress affiliated West Bengal State Government Employees Federation.

However, she had said no arrears would be paid.

The state government had last time hiked DA by seven per cent on January 9, 2015.

With this decision, nearly seven lakh state government employees would be benefited, while the ten per cent hike in DA would cost the state exchequer around Rs 2,500 crore annually, state government officials said.
The state government already have set up the sixth pay commission for its employees.
PTI

7th CPC Report – Detrimental to Central Government Employees – 5 Term MP / MPLA

7th CPC Report – Detrimental to Central Government Employees – 5 Term MP / MPLA observes in his blog – 7th Pay Commission’s Recommendations are not beneficial to low paid employees and tilted towards higher level officers

Mr.Ajay Maken, Former Union Minister from Congress Party and five term Member of Parliament and Legislative Assembly, observes that 7th Pay Commission Report provides meagre  benefits while comparing the salary increase recommended by previous Pay Commissions.

The Chairman of Seventh Central Pay Commission Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur has since presented voluminous recommendation consisting of 875 pages to Hon’ble Finance Minister. When we go through the recommendations it appears that it anti low paid employees and failed to improve their financial condition, short of suggesting measures for better and encouraging working conditions for them. It is tilted towards higher level officers.

2.​The following important issues on which recommendations are made show the negative approach of the commission towards low level employees, which may be due to anti employee actions ofthe present Government. After independence seven Pay Commissions have been constituted all by Congress or Congress led Governments. NDA Government during the year 2003 was in power but refused to constitute 6th Pay Commission in spite of recommendation of 5th CPC to constitute 6th Pay Commission on 1st Jan, 2003 so that its recommendations could be implemented wef 1st Jan, 2006. This proves beyond doubt that the present BJP Government too is not serious to improve working condition and in financial upgradation of majority of employees. Brief details of main recommendations are:-

Fitment: For fixation of pay effective from 1st Jan, 2016, fitment factor of 2.57 has been proposed for application uniformly for all the employees. It includes a factorof 2.25 is on account of Dearness Allowance neutralisation, assuming that DA would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of the new scale out of 2.57 of fitment formula recommended. The hike will only be 14.29 percent.

The enhancement of pay by 14.29% is very depressing for the employees in past after submission of 5th and 6th Pay Commissions report the minimum hike given was 40%.

(A) It has been our consistent demand to reduce gap between the lowest paid and the highest paid employees from 1:12, recommended by 6th CPC to 1:8 but instead of reducing the gap it has been further increased by the 7th Pay Commission to 1 to 14.

(B) As per para 5.1.27 of the report, “it is proposed that fitment factor of 2.57 is being applied uniformly for all employees.” Whereas at Table 5 : Pay Matrix (Civilian Employees) for level 1 to 5 it is 2.57 and in respect of remaining higher levels except level 13 it ranges between 2.62 to 2.81. It proves that senior officers have been favoured by the Commission in fitment process.

(C) 6th Pay Commission had recommended annual Increment between 3 to 4% of Pay plus Grade Pay whereas Seventh Pay Commission has restricted it to 3% only.

(D) The 7th Pay Commission has proposed to withhold annual increments of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or regular promotion within first 20 years of service, under the given condition an employee will be left with no option but to leave the job and seek retirement.

(E)Recommendation to withdraw some benefits which employees are already availing:

(i) In the name of parity in the rank of Assistants, between the field staff and headquarter staff grade pay of Rs 4,600 of Asstts of CSS has been placed in the new pay matrix in Level 6, the level corresponds to pre-revised GP of Rs 4200. Similarly the corresponding posts in the Stenographers cadre will also follow same parity and thus will be deprive of GP of 4600.

(ii) Non-functional selection scale with the GP of 4200 was granted to 30% Upper Division Clerks in CSS and Allied Offices, which is now being withdrawn at the cost of UDCs awaiting grant of NFSS.​

(iii) At present two additional increments are granted at the time of promotion to Under Secy/PPS in CSS/CSSS it is suggested to abolish the benefit.

(F) Recommendation to abolish Allowances, reduce percentage, de-link benefit of DA:

(i) The quantum of percentage based allowances has been reduced, the 6th CPC had doubled it whereas 7th Pay Commission has suggested rationalisation by a factor of 0.8 (para 8.2.3). This will reduce present percentage based allowance for example House Rent Allowance which is at present 30, 20 and 10% in respect of Class X, Y and Z category of cities will come down to 24, 16 and 8% .In the same pattern percentage of other allowances will also be reduced.

(ii) All non-interest bearing Advances viz Festival etc have been abolished.

(iii)Motor Car, Motor Cycle/Scooter/Moped advances have been abolished.

(iv) 52 Allowances presently available to employees will discontinue.

(v) Identities of 36 allowances have been abolished as separate and proposed to be subsumed with existing or newly introduced allowances.

(vi) Transport Allowance which is at present linked with DA, with release of every additional instalment of Dearness Allowance, TA is also proportionally increases, this will be done away.

  
(G)Rates of contribution by various levels of employees towards insurance coverage have been exorbitantly increased, the details are:

Level of Employee Present Monthly Deduction​ Proposed Monthly Deduction
10 and above Rs 120/- ​​​​Rs 5,000/-
6 to 9 Rs 60/- Rs 2,500/-
1 to 5 Rs 30/- Rs 1,500/-


(H) Process of Cadre Review has been made very difficult.​​​​

​In short Central Government Employees are frustrated and disappointed with the major recommendations of the Commission. It is unfortunate that the employees, who were given 40% hike in their respective pay has now been recommended only 14.29%. This is unjust and humiliating for the beneficiaries.

​We have decided to express our resentment and demand at least 40% hike in the pay of various categories of employees.

Source: Ajay Maken Blog

Government Appoints Justice L Narasimha Reddy to Head Judicial Committee on OROP

Government Appoints Justice L Narasimha Reddy to Head Judicial Committee on OROP

The Central Government has appointed Justice L Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court to head the Judicial Committee which will look into the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for the Ex-Servicemen.

The Terms of Reference for the Committee shall be to examine and make recommendations on references received from the Central Government on the following matters:-
  • Measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise in the implementation of the OROP as notified by the Government on 07 November 2015.
  • Measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise out of inter-services issues of the three forces due to implementation of OROP order as notified by the Government on 07 November 2015.
  • Implications on Service matters.
  • Any other matter referred by the Central Government on implementation of the OROP or related issues.
In making its recommendations, the Committee shall take into account the financial impact of its recommendations.

The Committee shall make its recommendation within six months of the date of its constitution. It may, if necessary, give interim reports to the Government on any of the matters related to its terms of reference.
The Committee will devise its own procedure and may call for such information and take such evidence, as may be considered necessary. Ministries and Departments of Government of India shall furnish such information and documents and other assistance as may be required by the Committee. The Committee will have its Headquarters in Delhi. All administrative support to the committee will be provided by Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence.

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Employees body demands re-look at 7th Pay Commission Report

Employees body demands re-look at 7th Pay Commission Report

Employees body demands re-look at 7th Pay Commission Report

New Delhi: A body of central government employees has demanded a re-look at the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) report and sought a rationalised pay structure.

In a memorandum submitted to Union Minister Jitendra Singh, the Government Employees’ National Federation said that while there are some positive recommendations in the 7th Pay Commission report, there are, at the same time, several instances which need a relook.

Thus, the memorandum said, the exercise to rationalise pay structure has led to several discrepancies. It further complained that the concept of grade pay and pay band has been done away with and all grades of pay at all levels have been subsumed within the pay matrix.

Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel, said that the report submitted last month is under the government’s consideration and the follow-up on it would be done after the inputs have been received from the Finance Ministry and other relevant quarters.

He said that even though opinion may vary, there is a large section of employees which has hailed the report, including its recommendation of 16 per cent hike in salary along with a 63 per cent increase in allowances and 24 per cent hike in pension, with minimum Basic Pay of Rs 18,000 and maximum pay of Rs 2.25 lakh for central government staff.

Singh recalled that, while accepting the report, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had disclosed that an implementation secretariat headed by the Expenditure Secretary had been created while a separate empowered committee under the Cabinet Secretary will take a view on suggestions received from various stakeholders.

“There is, therefore, enough reason to believe that all the concerns and apprehensions, if any, expressed by the employees will be taken care of by the government,” the minister said.
There are about 50 lakh central government employees.
PTI

Information regarding proposed Incentive scheme for the employees of ordnance Factories Organisation


INCENTIVE ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD  AYUDH BHAVAN

Incentive to Examiners of OFB

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD
AYUDH BHAVAN
No.754/Per/Policy(PL)
Dated: 06.11.2015
To,
The Sr,General Manager(s)General Manager(s) of all ordnance & ordnance Equipment Factories

Sub: Information regarding proposed Incentive scheme for the employees of ordnance Factories Organisation

 In connection with the subject issue a High Power Committee has been constituted to formulate an incentive scheme for the employees of O.F Organisation who are not covered by the existing piece Work incentive scheme. To enable the committee to deliberate the issue in its justify perspective and render a report within the given time, the following information factory wise may please be furnished:
(i) Total number of examiners working in the Factory(Grade Wise)
(ii) Total number of Maintenance Workerd in the factory(Grade Wise)
(iii)Total Incentive paid to maintenance workers month wise during the period from 2012-2013-2014&2014-2015.
(iv)Total Piece work earnings(PWE) of the factory during the period 2012-2013,2013-2014&2014-2015.
(v) Piece Work Profit paid month wie(Value &percentage (%) both with and without ceiling)during the period 2012-2013,2013-2014&2014-2015.
The above information is required to be furnished by 20-11-2015 positively.The information may please be sent through FAX No.033-22437822 and comnet(admin.ofb@ofb.net) or by special Post

Dr.(smt.)Vani Anand Singh
Director/Admin
For Director General Ordnance Factories
Source: INDWF

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