Saturday, 30 April 2016

AICPIN March 2016 – Expected DA July 2016 – 3rd Stage Completed

AICPIN March 2016 – Expected DA July 2016 – 3rd Stage Completed

AICPIN March 2016 expected DA

Press Release of AICPIN for the month of march 2016

No. 5/1/2016- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 29th April, 2016
Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2016 increased by 1 point and pegged at 268 (two hundred and sixty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.37 per cent between February, 2016 and March, 2016 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.40 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came From Food group contributing, (+) 0.37 percentage points to the total change. At item level. Wheat and Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Chillies Dry. Chillies Green, Potato, Seasonal Green Vegetables and Fruit items, Tea (Readymade). Sugar, Private Tuition Fee, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Rice, Arhar Dal. Mustard Oil, Eggs (Hen), Garlic. Onion. Tomato, Supari. Petrol, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc.. putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.51 per cent for March, 2016 as compared to 5.53 per cent for the previous month and 6.28 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 6.16 per cent against 6.18 per cent of the previous month and 6.98 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Munger-Jamalpur reported the maximum increase of 10 points followed by Raniganj (9 points) and Ludhiana (7 points). Among others, 5 points increase was observed in 4 centres, 3 points in another 9 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and I point in 14 centres. On the contrary, Mundakkayam recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points followed by Ernakulam and Puducherry (5 points each). Tiruchirapally and Warrangal (4 points each). Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 2 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in another 9 centres. Rest of the 14 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 33 centres are above All-India Index and other 43 centres indices are below national average. The indices of Bokaro and Varanasi centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of April, 2016 will be released on Tuesday, 31st May, 2016.

The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov. in.

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Status of ACRs/APARs, Vigilance Clearance, Major/Minor penalty certificate…

Status of ACRs/APARs, Vigilance Clearance, Major/Minor penalty certificate…

REMINDER

No. 2/2/2016-CS.II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

3rd Floor, LokNayakBhavan,
New Delhi-110003,
Dated the 27th April, 2016.

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Status of ACRs/APARs, Vigilance Clearance, Major/Minor penalty certificate and disclosure certificate in respect of PPS grade of CSSS for preparation of panel of Sr. PPS of CSSS for SLY 2016 – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 16.03.2016 on the subject mentioned above and to circulate herewith the latest position regarding availability of ACRs/APARs, Vigilance Clearance, Major/Minor penalty certificate and disclosure certificate in respect of PPS of CSSS who are likely to be considered for promotion to the grade of Sr. PPS for SLY 2016.

2. The cadre units are requested to check at their end the details of the non-availability of the documents of the officers working in their cadre unit and make available the records to this Division immediately. A copy of the Vigilance Clearance certificate may also be sent to Ms. Gracy Varghese, US, AVD-I, DoP&T, North Block, New Delhi to enable her to furnish consolidated Vigilance Clearance etc.

3. The officers concerned are also requested to take necessary action, in their own interest, in expediting the requisite information urgently. The cadre units are also requested to upload the data (ACRs/APARs etc.) in the web based system at cscms.nic.in before submitting the same to this Department.

4. The list of officers, whose above documents are not available, may be seen/downloaded on/from the website of this Department:

www.http://persmin.nic.in–>
DoP&T–>
OMs & Orders–>
Central Service ->
CSSS –>
ACR-Status of Completion.

(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Telefax: 24623157

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MPs Demand for 100 Percent Pay hike

MPs Demand for 100 Percent Pay hike

MPs Demand for 100 Percent Pay hike – A joint committee on salaries and allowances of Members of Parliament (MPs) under BJP MP Yogi Aditya Nath has recommended doubling of MPs salaries and perks.

Ahead of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, members of Parliament (MPs) have recommended a hike of 100% for themselves, saying they deserve it for their ‘good conduct’.

A joint committee on salaries and allowances of Members of Parliament (MPs) under BJP MP Yogi Aditya Nath has recommended doubling of MPs salaries and perks.

According to an NDTV report, a parliamentary committee has suggested that the salary of MPs be raised from Rs 50,000 to a lakh a month and the constituency allowance be raised from Rs 45,000 to Rs 90,000. If the committee’s proposal is accepted, the total compensation package for an MP will go up from Rs 1,40,000 to 2,80,000.

Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal had raised the issue of salary hike and said that MPs deserve pay hike for ‘good conduct’ and that many lawmakers were afraid to speak up on the issue.

If free air and rail travel, free housing and other amenities are considered, each MP will cost the taxpayer more than Rs 4 lakh per month, reported Free Press Journal, quoting statistics maintained by the PRS Legislative Research.

The package also includes increasing money for office expenses from Rs 15,000 to Rs 30,000 per month and secretariat assistance from Rs 30,000 to Rs 60,000 per month.

Once agreed and cleared by the finance ministry, the increase in MPs emoluments can put an additional burden of Rs 250 crore on the exchequer. Last year’s allocation had cost the exchequer Rs. 295.25 crore for Lok Sabha Members and Rs 121.96 crore for Rajya Sabha members.

Incidentally, there is no pay commission to look into MP’s salaries and they themselves are entitled to increase their salaries and perks.

This huge increase looks “obscene” to some Left parties MPs, especially in a country where a person spending over Rs 32 a day in rural areas and Rs 47 in urban areas is not considered poor according to the RBI expert panel.

Source: DNA

One Rank One Pension – Ex-servicemen Take the Fight to Another Level – Ready to fight for their rights in the Supreme Court

One Rank One Pension – Ex-servicemen Take the Fight to Another Level – Ready to fight for their rights in the Supreme Court

One Rank One Pension – Ex-servicemen Take the Fight to Another Level – “Now that we have suspended the agitation, we believe that Parrikar will now keep his promises made to us,” said Col (retd) Anil Kaul.

Protesting ex-servicemen tonight suspended their 320-day-old agitation for complete implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) as senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani assured them of leading their legal battle in the apex court.

“The indefinite relay fast has been suspended now as we will be taking the legal recourse. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had said that proverbial gun was been held to the head of the government by virtue of our presence at Jantar Mantar.

“Now that we have suspended the agitation, we believe that Parrikar will now keep his promises made to us,” said Col (retd) Anil Kaul, spokesperson of the ex-servicemen movement.

Addressing armed forces veterans staging protest at Jantar Mantar in the national capital, Jethmalani said he would fight their case in the Supreme Court.

“I am 93-year-old and I can die any day but I assure you that it will not happen before I get you justice from the Supreme Court,” Jethmalani said.

Major General (retd) Satbir Singh, leader of the protesting veterans, claimed a case will be filed by Jethmalani on OROP demand in the Supreme Court in next 3-4 days and he will not charge any fee.

He said four more cases have been filed in the armed forces tribunal.

“These cases pertain to rulings for jawans, war widows, arrears since 2006, payments for honorary ranks, rounding off of disability pension, and payments of reservists,” he said.

The veterans protest for one Rank one pension at Jantar Mantar entered its 320th day today.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had in September last year announced implementation of the long delayed OROP for ex-servicemen but the veterans have been continuing with their protest demanding “complete” implementation of the scheme.

Source: India Today

7th Pay Commission – Finmin’s Blink on EPF Gives Confidence to Unions & Employees

7th Pay Commission – Finmin’s Blink on EPF Gives Confidence to Unions & Employees

7th Pay Commission – Finmin’s Blink on EPF Gives Confidence to Unions & Employees – Labour movement of the garment workers of Karnataka state is an eye-opener for all.

The flip-flops by Union government on the revised EPF withdrawal norms may embolden government employees to strike work on July 11 as a means to get higher wages and allowances under 7th Pay Commission.

First, under the public outlash, the government withdrew the budgetary proposal to make 40 percent of the EPF corpus taxable. Now, under the protest of garment factory workers in the Bangluru area, central government again withdrew its February 10 notification which prevented an employee from withdrawing 100 percent of the EPF corpus before the age of 58 years.

In a third flip-flop, the government has decided to reverse its earlier decision of reducing the interest rate on Employees’ Provident Fund deposits for 2015-16 and instead keep it at 8.8 per cent, in line with the stand of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of the EPF Organisation (EPFO).

The flip-flops by the Govt on the revised EPF withdrawal norms has emboldened the government employees for nationwide protests against 7th pay commission recommendations.

“The labour movement of the garment workers of Karnataka state is an eye-opener for all the other working class in the entire country,”said PS Prasad, Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State.
“If the Central Government employees also participate in trade union action against the retrograde recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission similar to the Garment Workers of Karnataka, we too can get similar results and hope for a better wage revision and a decent wage hike”, Prasad was further quoted as saying.

Source: http://www.gconnect.in

Finance Ministry Blinks on PF Decision

Finance Ministry Blinks on PF Decision

Finance Ministry Blinks on PF Decision – The labour ministry had tried to persuade its finance counterpart to give in and the consultations worked, said labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya.

In a third flip-flop, the government has decided to reverse its earlier decision of reducing the interest rate on Employees’ Provident Fund deposits for 2015-16 and instead keep it at 8.8 per cent, in line with the stand of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of the EPF Organisation (EPFO).

The labour ministry had tried to persuade its finance counterpart to give in and the consultations worked, said labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya. The CBT had recommended 8.8 per cent in February; on Monday, the minister had informed the Lok Sabha that the finance ministry was approving only 8.7 per cent — a CBT decision has to be ratified  by the latter on this issue. It was probably the first such occasion when the finance ministry had so disagreed.

“The Finance Ministry has agreed and we will be issuing orders for 8.8 per cent interest rate to all employees as early as possible. Ultimately, (following) two rounds of meetings they are fully convinced and we are going ahead with the Central Board of Trustees recommendation,” Mr. Dattatreya said.

He added that the labour ministry will “immediately” notify 8.80 per cent interest rate to EPF subscribers.

Conceding that there was an “understanding gap” on the EPF rate within the government, Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said that there were two reasons behind the Finance Ministry’s push for lowering the EPF rate.

In its reasoning on the interest rate, the finance ministry said EPFO’s earnings for 2015-16 were not enough to pay 8.8 per cent. Till now, it noted, the interest income earned on 90 million inoperative accounts, a total principal amount of Rs 35,500 crore, was being distributed among existing account holders but this would no longer be possible, owing to a recent CBT decision. The labour ministry gave an explanation for why this wasn’t quite so.

Also, said finance ministry sources, the labour ministry had clarified that the earnings in 2014-15 turned out to be more than the estimates, and were used to recommend 8.8 per cent.

As of end-March 2015, the EPFO had earned interest of Rs 2,800 crore on inoperative accounts, on which it had stopped paying interest since 2011.According to an official panel, EPFO would earn Rs 34,844 crore in 2015-16, sufficient to offer an interest rate of 8.95 per cent to the retirement fund body’s 50 million subscribers.

“We were able to explain to the ministry that we never touch that amount and, hence, have a cushion,” explained labour secretary Shankar Agarwal.

Trade unions had protested at the finance ministry’s stand; they marked Friday’s announcement as a victory.

Source: The Hindu

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