Thursday, 7 January 2016

Demands of NC JCM Staff Side and the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

Demands of NC JCM Staff Side and the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

We have compiled the complete list of 42 demands submitted to 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners by NC JCM Staff Side and the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on these demands are highlighted here for your ready reference. Including the all demands, a detailed memorandum was submitted to 7th Central Pay Commission by NC JCM Staff Side on 30th June 2015.

1. Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn pay in pay band + GP + 100% DA by employee as on 01-01-2014. 1. Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn by employee as on 01-01-2016
2. 7th CPC report should be implemented w.e.f. 01-01-2014. 2. Recommended Date of implementation w.e.f. 01.01.2016
3. Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all employees under Old Pension and Family Pension Scheme. 3. No. Commission has recommended to improve the functioning of NPS. It has also recommended establishment of a strong grievance redressal mechanism.
4. JCM has proposed minimum wage for MTS (Skilled) Rs.26,000 p.m. 4. Based on the Aykroyd formula, the minimum pay is recommended to be set at Rs.18,000 pm
5. Ratio of minimum and maximum wage should be 1:8. 5. 7th CPC has extended it to 1:12.5
6. General formula for determination of pay scale based on minimum living wage demanded for MTS is pay in PB+GP x 3.7 6. 2.57 fitment factor is being applied uniformly to all employees
7. Annual rate of increment @ 5% of the pay. 7. The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent
8. Fixation of pay on promotion = 2 increments and difference of pay between present and promotional posts (minimum Rs.3000). 8. Fixation of pay on promotion = 1 increment and the difference of pay according to the cell in the Pay Matrix
9. The pay structure demanded is as under:-Exiting Proposed (in Rs.)
PB-1, GP Rs.1800   26,000
PB-1, GP Rs.1900
PB-1, GP Rs.2000]  33,000
PB-1, GP Rs. 2400]
PB-1, GP Rs.2800]  46,000
PB-2, GP Rs.4200   56,000
PB-2, GP Rs.4600]
PB-2, GP Rs.4800] 74,000
PB-2, GP Rs.5400   78,000
9. No. The Pay Structure is same and the name only changed as ‘Level’
PB-1 GP Rs.1800/Level-1/18,000
PB-1 GP Rs.1900/Level-2/19,900
PB-1 GP Rs.2000/Level-3/21,700
PB-1 GP Rs. 2400/Level-4/25,500
PB-1 GP Rs.2800/Level-5/29,200
PB-2 GP Rs.4200/Level-6/35,400
PB-2 GP Rs.4600/Level-7/44,900
PB-2 GP Rs.4800/Level-8/47,600
PB-2 GP Rs.5400/Level-9/53,100
10. Dearness Allowances on the basis of 12 monthly average of CPI, Payment on 1st Jan and 1st July every year 10. No. Commission recommends continuance of the existing formula and methodology for calculating the Dearness Allowance
11. Overtime Allowances on the basis of total Pay+DA+Full TA. Commission recommends to abolish the  Overtime Allowance (OTA), at the same time it is also recommended that in case the government decides to continue with OTA for those categories of staff for which it is not a statutory requirement, then the rates of OTA for such staff should be increased by 50 percent from their current levels.
12 Liabilities of all Government dues of persons died in harness be waived. No. There is no recommendations on this issue.
13. Transfer Policy – Group `C and `D Staff should not be transferred. DoPT should issue clear cut guideline as per 5th CPC recommendation. Govt. should from a Transfer Policy in each department for transferring on mutual basis on promotion. Any order issued in violation of policy framed be cancelled by head of department on representation. There is no recommendations on this demand.
14. Transport  Allowance – X Class Cities Y Class Cities
Pay up to Rs.75,000 Rs.7500 + DA Rs.3750 + DA
Pay above Rs.75,000 Rs.6500 + DA Rs.3500 + DA
Transport  Allowance – X Class Cities Y Class Cities
Pay up to Rs.75,000 Rs.7500 + DA Rs.3750 + DA
Pay above Rs.75,000 Rs.6500 + DA Rs.3500 + DA
13. Deputation Allowance double the rates and should be paid 10% of the pay at same station and 20% of the pay at outside station.  13. Ceilings should be raised by a factor of 2.25 to Rs.4,500 per month for deputation within the same station, and to Rs.9,000 per month for deputation involving change of station.
14. Classification of the post should be executive and non-executive instead of present Group A, B, C  14. No.
15. Special Pay which was replaced with SPL – Allowance by 4th CPC be bring back to curtail pay scales.  15. Organization Special Pay Abolished.
16. Scrap downsizing, outsourcing and contracting of govt. jobs. 16.  In this regard the Commission is of the view that a clear guidance from the government on jobs that can and should be contracted out would be appropriate.
17. Regularize all casual labour and count their entire service after first two year, as a regular service for pension and all other benefits. They should not be thrown out by engaging contractors workers.  17. There is no recommendation on this demand.
18. The present MACPs Scheme be replaced by giving five promotion after completion of 8,15,21,26 and 30 year of service with benefits of stepping up of pay with junior.  18. There is no justification for increasing the frequency of MACP and it will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before.
19. PLB being bilateral agreement, it should be out of 7th CPC preview.  19. There is no recommendation on this demand.
20. Housing facility:- (a) To achieve 70% houses in Delhi and 40% in all other towns to take lease accommodation and allot to the govt. employees.
(b) Land and building acquired by it department may be used for constructing houses for govt. employees.
 20. There is no recommendation on this demand.
HRA percentage only revised.
21. House Building Allowance :- (a) Simplify the procedure of HBA
(b) Entitle to purchase second and used houses
 34 months’ Basic Pay OR Rs.7,50,000
OR Cost of House OR repaying
capacity, whichever is the least for
new construction/purchase of new
22. Common Category – Equal Pay for similar nature of work be provided. There is no recommendation on this demand.
23. CP appointment – remove ceiling of 5% and give appointment within Three months. There is no recommendation on this demand.
24. Traveling Allowance:-
‘A1’ and ‘A’ Class Cities Other Cities
A.      Executives Rs.5000+DA per day Rs.3500+DA per day
B.      B. Non-Executives Rs.4000+DA per day Rs.2500+DA per day
 Transport Allowance (TPTA) is granted to cover the expenditure involved in commuting between place of residence and place of duty. The existing rates are as under
25. Composite Transfer Grant :
Executive Class 6000 kg by Goods Train – Rate per km by road 8 Wheeler Wagon Rs.50+DA(Rs.1 per kg and single container per km)
Non-Executive Class 3000 kg – do – -do-
There is no recommendation on this demand.
26. Children Education Allowance should be allowed up to Graduate, Post Graduate, and all Professional Courses. Allow any two children for Children Education Allowance.  The maximum ceiling is stipulated at Rs.18000/- since this allowance had been hiked by 50% because of the DA component in salary having been crossed 100% on 1.1.2014.We suggest doubling of this allowance and increasing the same by 50 % whenever the DA crosses over by 50%
27. Fixation of pay on promotion – two increments in feeder grade with minimum benefit of Rs.3000. There is no recommendation on this demand.
28. House Rent Allowance
X Class Cities 60%
Other Classified Cities 40%
Unclassified Locations 20%
 The Commission also recommends that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent.
29. City Allowance
`X’ Class Cities `Y’ Class Cities
A. Pay up to Rs.50,000 10% 5%
B. Pay above Rs.50,000 6% minimum Rs 5000 3% minimum Rs.2500
There is no recommendation on this demand.
30. Patient Care Allowance to all para-medical and staff working in hospitals.  The present rates of these allowances are: Hospital Patient Care Allowance@ Rs2,100 pm for Group `C’ staff and Rs.2,085 pm for Group `D’ Staff. Patient Care Allowance @ Rs2,070 pm for both Group `C’ and ‘D’ staff.(Click to read more)
31. All allowances to be increased by three times.  No. There is no recommendations on this demand.
32. NE Region benefits – Payment of Special Duty Allowance @ 37.5 of pay.  No. There is no recommendations on this demand.
33. Training:- Sufficient budget for in-service training.  No. There is no recommendations on this demand.
34. Leave Entitlement
(i) Increase Casual Leave 08 to 12 days & 10 days to 15 days.
(ii) Declare May Day as National Holiday
(iii) In case of Hospital Leave, remove the ceiling of maximum 24 months leave and 120 days full payment and remaining half payment.
(iv) Allow accumulation of 400 days Earned Leave
(v) Allow encashment of 50% leave while in service at the credit after 20 years Qualifying Service.
(vi) National Holiday Allowance (NHA) – Minimum one day salary and eligibility criteria to be removed for all Non Executive Staff.
(vii) Permit encashment of Half Pay Leave.(viii) Increase Maternity Leave to 240 days to female employees & increase 30 days Paternity Leave to male employees.
 No. There is no recommendations on this demand.
35. LTC
(a) Permission to travel by air within and outside the NE Region.

(b) To increase the periodicity once in a two year.

(c) One visit outside country in a lifetime
Extension of LTC to foreign countries is not in the ambit of this Commission.
Splitting of hometown LTC should be allowed in case of employees posted in North East, Ladakh and Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar and
No hometown LTC will be admissible to Railway employees, only “All India” LTC will be granted once in four years.
LTC Advance should be abolished.
36. Income Tax:
(i) Allow 30% standard deduction to salaried employees.

(ii) Exempt all allowances.

(iii) Raise the ceiling limit as under:
(a) General – 2 Lakh to 5 Lakh
(b) Sr. Citizen – 2.5 Lakh to 7 Lakh
(c) Sr. Citizen above 80 years of age – 5 Lakh to 10 Lakh

(iv) No Income Tax on pension and family pension and Dearness Relief.

35. (a) Effective grievance handling machinery for all non-executive staff.

(b) Spot settlement

(c) Maintain schedule of three meetings in a year

(d) Department Council be revived at all levels

(e) Arbitration Award be implemented within six month, if not be discussed with Staff Side before rejection for finding out some modified form of agreement.
No. There is no recommendations on this demand.

Regarding income tax exemption of Ration Money Allowance (RMA), the Commission, as part of its general approach, has refrained from making recommendations involving income tax. However, looking into the unique service conditions of CAPFs, the Commission is of the view that since RMA is granted in lieu of free rations, it should be exempt from income tax.
36. Appoint Arbitrator for shorting all pending anomalies of the 6th CPC. No
37. Date of Increment – 1st January and 1st July every year. In case of employees retiring on 31st December and 30th June, they should be given one increment on last day of service, i.e. 31st December and 30th June, and their retirements benefits should be calculated by adding the same. There is no recommendations on this demand.
38. General Insurance: Active Insurance Scheme covering risk upto Rs. 7,50,000 to Non Executive & Rs. 3,50,000 to Skilled staff by monthly contribution of Rs. 750 & Rs. 350 respectively. Level  / Subscription / Insurance Amount
Level 10 and above / 5000 / 50,00,000
Level 6 to 9 / 2500 / 25,00,000
Level 1 to 5 / 1500 / 15,00,000
39. Point to point fixation of pay. No recommendations on this demand.
40. Extra benefits to Women employees
(i) 30% reservation for women.
(ii) Posting of husband and wife at same station.
(iii) One month special rest for chronic disease
(iv) Conversion of Child Care Leave into Family Care Leave
(v) Flexi time
Commission recommends that CCL should be granted at 100 percent of the salary for the first 365 days, but at 80 percent of the salary for the next 365 days.

And also recommended to extend the CCL to single male parents.
41. Gratuity :
Existing ceiling of 16 ½ months be removed and Gratuity be paid @ half month salary for every year of qualifying service.

Remove ceiling limit of Rs.10 Lakh for Gratuity

(i) Pension @ 67% of Last Pay Drawn (LPD) instead of 50% presently.

(ii) Pension after 10 years of qualifying service in case of resignation.
90 years – 100% of LPD

(iv) Parity of pension to retirees before 1.1.2006.

(v) Enhanced family pension should be same in case of death in harness and normal death.

(vi) After 10 years, family pension should be 50% of LPD.

(vii) Family pension to son upto the age of 28 years looking to the recruitment age.

(viii) Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.2500/- per month.

(ix) Extend medical facilities to parents also.

(x) HRA to pensioners.

(xi) Improvement in ex-gratia pension to CPF-SRPF retirees up to 1-3rd of full pension.
The Commission recommends enhancement in
ceiling of gratuity from the existing Rs.10 lakh to Rs.20 lakh from 01.01.2016.

The Commission further recommends, as has been done in the case of allowances that are partially indexed to Dearness Allowance, the ceiling on gratuity may increase by 25 percent whenever DA rises by 50 percent.


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