Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Government is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues with the staff side – Confederation

Govt is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues with the staff side – Confederation
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GOVT SHOULD NOT TAKE THE JCM(NC) STAFF SIDE FOR A RIDE CONFRONTATION WILL BECOME INEVITABLE IF UNILATERAL ORDERS ARE ISSUED

It seems that Modi Govt. is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues with the staff side. The Seventh CPC report was submitted on 19th November 2015. Six months are almost over since then. Till date the Govt. has not come forward for a negotiated settlement. Instead, Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary conducted a meeting with the staff side on 1st March 2016. In the meeting Govt. did not disclose its mind on any of the demands raised by the staf fside in the charter of demands submitted to Govt. Staff side explained the justification for each demand but official side didn’t make any comment, either positive or negative. The concluding paragraph of the minutes of the meeting reads as follows:

“After hearing the participants, Cabinet Secretary observed that the deliberations have helped ECoS in understanding the major concerns of the staff side and said that all issues have been taken note of. He assured that fair consideration will be given to all points brought out by JCM before taking final views. He further stated that the ECoS needs to examine the Report of the Commission in entirety as well as the issues raised by JCM in consultation with all other stake holders. As such, it may take some time to take a final call on the recommendations of the Commission.”

It may be seen that, neither did the Govt. side made any commitment on any demands, nor did they indicate in the minutes that further discussion will be held with the staff side to arrive at a negotiated settlement on each demands. It seems that the Modi Govt is moving ahead to issue unilateral orders taking the staff side for a ride.

The JCM staff side Secretary, in his letter dated 2nd May 2016, addressed to Cabinet Secretary, has made the stand of the staff side clear, without any ambiguity. The letter reads as follows:

“I have been directed to draw your attention towards minutes of the Standing Committee of National Council JCM held on 7th May 2008 and our rejoinder submitted to Govt. in the matter of Report of 6th CPC.
You will kindly find that it was not only a general discussion, but also official side explained their views on each and every issue.

I would therefore request your good self to kindly arrange for similar type of meeting for bi-lateral settlement on each of the issues raised by the staff side, NC/JCM before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.”
Thus the picture is clear now. The Govt, it seems, has a hidden agenda to take the staff side for granted without giving any further opportunity for a negotiated settlement. The staff side on the other hand has taken a position that if unilateral orders are issued, without taking the staff side into confidence, the NJCA shall go ahead with the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 as already informed to the Govt. Employees have faith in the NJCA and they believe that the NJCA leadership shall assert itself and shall not compromise on major demands.

The coming days are crucial. If the Govt. adopts delaying tactics or issue unilateral orders rejecting our demands, then confrontation shall become inevitable. The stand taken by the then Nehru Govt. that “Pay Commission report is an award and is not negotiable” has resulted in the historic indefinite strike of 1960, which commenced on July 11th midnight.

The NJCA leadership should be ready for a showdown, if Modi Govt refuse to arrive at a negotiated settlement with the staff side as demanded by Secretary, JCM(NC) staff side.
M KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation
Source: confederationhq.blogspot.in

Pay Commission recommended Service Rules – DOPT instructions

Pay Commission recommended Service Rules – DOPT instructions

It has been observed by DoPT that several recommendations of Pay Commission have not been incorporated in the Service Rules.

Pay Commission recommended Service Rules – DoPT’s Instructions on Review of Service Rules as per recommendations of Pay Commission

CBDT notification of Review of service Rules as per recommendations of Pay Commission

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DIRECTORATE OF INCOME TAX
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES
ICADR Building, Plot No. 6, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area Phase-II,
New Delhi- 110070. Ph. 26139295, Fax 26130594.
F. No. HRD/AD/854/1/2015-16/760
06.05.2016
To,
All Pr. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCA)/
Pr. Director General of Income Tax

Sub: Review of Service Rules reference received from DoPT-reg.

Ref: DoPT’s O.M. No. AB.14017/61l2008-Estt. (RR) dated 17.03.2016
Kindly refer to the above.

2. The administration of cadre(s) of the Organized Services of the Union is done based upon the provisions as contained in the Service Rules(s). The policy change(s) in terms of financial up-gradation, grant of promotion, composition of various Committee(s) for promotion, qualifying service in various grades, are brought for the benefit of the members of the Service. It has been observed by DoPT that several recommendations of Pay Commission have not been incorporated in the Service Rules. (Copy of OM is enclosed).

3. In this regard, I am directed to request all the Pr.CCITs(CCA)/Pr.DGITs to undertake revision of Service Rules of Organised Services under their administrative control. I am further directed to request all the Pr.CCITs(CCA)/ Pr.DGITs to indicate the time frame by which they would revise the Service Rules of organised Services under their administrative control.
Yours Faithfully,
(S.N. Meena)
DDIT(POL), HRD
No. AB-14017/61/2008-Estt.(RR)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi
Dated: the 17th March, 2016
 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Review of Service Rules – regarding

The administration of cadre(s) of the Organized Services of the Union is done based upon the provisions as contained in the Service Rules(s). The policy change(s) in terms of financial up-gradation, grant of promotion, composition of various Committee(s) for promotion, qualifying service in various grades, are brought for the benefit of the members of the Service. it is seen that several recommendations of Pay Commission have not been incorporated in the Service Rules.

2. The Cadre Controlling Authorities are, therefore. requested to undertake revision of Service Rules of Organized Services under their administrative control. The Cadre Controlling Authorities may indicate the time frame by which they would revise the Service Rules of Organized Services under their administrative control.
(G. Jayanthi)
Director (E-I)

FinMin to seek cabinet nod for 7th pay commission award by June-end

FinMin to seek cabinet nod for 7th pay commission award by June-end

The finance ministry may seek Cabinet nod by June end to implement 7th Pay Commission award, The Sen Times learns from sources. It is more or less confirmed that a Cabinet nod will be required to help central government employees to neutralise the impact of inflation. The government intends to approve 30 per cent salaries hike of central government employees.

The Secretaries group has reached the conclusion to propose 30 percent basic pay raise instead of 14.27 per cen, which recommended was recommended by 7th Pay Commission but Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has yet to see the workout of secretaries group, sources said.

The Secretaries group has to share the information with the Finance Minister to get his approval. Following the clearance from the Finance Minister the 7th pay commission award would be got cabinet nod.

Earlier, the Secretaries group sought suggestions from all the stakeholders for drafting of their report on the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to address the concerns of central government employees in an effective manner.

It used to be just a customary affair, sources said.

Pay Commission award usually happens every 10 years in line with central government employees’ pay hike.
The 7th pay commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014 to revise remuneration of about 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

The Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur proposed the highest salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000. The commission also recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, 23.55% overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions. The increase in allowances was recommended 63% while pension was proposed to rise 24%.

Apart from this, the Commission also recommended for abolition of allowances and advances like risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance.

A 13 members secretary-level Empowered Committee or Secretaries group, led by cabinet Secretary P K Sinha was formed in January to review the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission before cabinet nod.
The Secretaries group is likely to purpose 30 percent basic pay hike of central government employees and it’s also advocating for doubling of existing rates of such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the 7th Pay Commission.

The finance ministry sources said the pay hike is likely to be assumed greater importance since responsibility of central government employees have increased since the getting power of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Filling up the post of Director, National Institute of Social Defence (NISD) under the D/o Social Justice and Empowerment

F.No.4/1/2012 EQ(MM-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block New Delhi
Dated 10th May, 2016
To,
1. The Chief Secretaries,
All State Governments.
2. All Secretaries,
Ministries/Departments of Government of India

Subject : Filling up the post of Director, National Institute of Social Defence (NISD) under the D/o Social Justice and Empowerment.

Sir/ Madam,
It is proposed to fill up the post of Director, National Institute of Social Defence (NISD) under the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment. NISD is an autonomous organization. This is a non CSS post.

2. Officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary/Director of the Government of India or equivalent level, eligible for appointment under the Central Staffing Scheme are eligible for the post. The period of deputation is 4/5 years for Dy. Secretary/Director respectively.

3. The post may be circulated amongst the officers eligible to be appointed at Deputy Secretary/Director or equivalent level in the Government of India on priority basis. Names of willing and eligible officers who can be spared by the State Governments/Ministries/Departments may be forwarded to the Department along with cadre clearance, vigilance clearance, detailed bio-data in the enclosed proforma and CR Dossiers of last five years. For officers working in the cadre, it may also be ensured that the ‘Cooling off, after a previous stint on deputation, if any, is complete and the officer is eligible to be appointed on Central Deputation as per instructions.

4. It is requested that the application(s) of the eligible candidate(s) may please be forwarded so as to reach this Department within one month from the date of issue of this circular.
Yours faithfully,
(Jagannat Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary
Tel: 23092842
Copy to:
D/o Social Justice & Empowerment [Shri Arun Kumar, Additional Secretary] Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi, w.r.t their D.O. letter No. 15-41(4)/2013-14-Ag.I1 dated 13.11.2015.
NIC Cell, DOP&T for placing on Departmental Website.
3 PS to DS (MM) for uploading the circular through bulk e-mail system.

Circular

PMO gets over 61,000 public grievances per month

PMO gets over 61,000 public grievances per month

Over 61,000 public grievances related to a range of issues are received by Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) every month, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today.

The grievances include concerns related to employees, quality of service, amenities, police, allegation of corruption or malpractices, labour issues, education, land-related problem and financial services.
According to the data available on the online Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS), the average number of grievances received every month in PMO is 61,919, said the Minister of State in the PMO in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

There are 11,028 grievances pertaining to Delhi, he said.

The total number of grievances disposed of and pending as on May 5, 2016 were 7,18,241 and 2,72,466 respectively, the minister said.

The government has established CPGRAMS to facilitate citizens to lodge their grievances from anywhere, anytime for redressal.

PTI

Filling up of two posts of JE (IT) in GP 42001- (PB-2) on TVC Division of Southern Railway

NFIR
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)
No. III/SRESI/Part 12
Dated: 1010512016
The General Manager,
Southern Railway,
Park Town,
Chennai

Sub: Filling up of two posts of JE (IT) in GP 42001- (PB-2) on TVC Division of Southern Railway-reg.

Federation desires to invite kind attention of the General Manager to the instructions issued by the Railway Board vide letter No. 2002lAC-IV37l8 dated lTllI/2004 and No. 2002/AC-II(CC)/37/8 dated 16/11/2006, re-organizing the staffing pattern of EDP Centres “as information Technology Cadre” classifying the posts as JE(IT), SSE (IT) etc., Federation has come across with a notification issued by the FA & CAO/MAS vide letter No. P(S)/135/XV/SRIPC/HqrsA/oI. I dated 2210412016 for filling up of two posts of JE (IT) – ex cadre on TVC Division of Southern Railway and inviting applications from the willing staff of all departments. NFIR encloses a copy of the said notification with its enclosures for ready reference.


Federation is disappointed to note that a period of over 12 years have passed, the Southern Railway Administration does not appear to have taken action to form IT cadre for granting benefit of promotion to the staff. While the action of Southern Railway Administration is in violation of extant instructions of the Railway Board, the same is disadvantageous to the staff whose promotional opportunities are adversely affected due to wrong classification of the , post ofJE (IT) as ex-cadre.

NFIR, therefore, requests the General Manager kindly intervene and see that the posts of JE (IT) on TVC Division of Southern Railway are filled up strictly according to the instructions issued by the Railway Board duly treating the same as cadre posts and not as ex-cadre. Action taken in the matter may be advised to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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