Monday, 4 July 2016

New faces to be inducted in Union Cabinet tomorrow

New faces to be inducted in Union Cabinet tomorrow

New Delhi: Several new faces, including some from dalit community, are likely to be included in the expansion and reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers tomorrow, an exercise being done with an eye on the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and a few other states next year.

In the expansion, the second since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over in May, 2014 new faces like Anupriya Patel, an OBC Lok Sabha member of ally Apna Dal in Uttar Pradesh, besides BJP MPs S S Ahluwalia (West Bengal) and Purushottam Rupala, a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, may be inducted.

Krishna Raj, a dalit woman MP from Uttar Pradesh, Mahendra Nath Pandey, a Brahmin face in the state, Ajay Tamta, a dalit MP from Uttarakhand, which also goes to polls next year, also figure in the list of probables.

Arjun Ram Meghwal, a dalit BJP MP from Rajasthan, Ramdas Athawale, another dalit leader and RPI MP from Maharashtra, can get ministerial berths besides Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, who is also from Maharashtra, and Mansukhbhai Mandaviya, a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat.

The names of Rajya Sabha MPs Vijay Goel, M J Akbar, Anil Madhav Dave, Bhupender Yadav and P P Chaudhary, Lok Sabha member from Pali in Rajasthan, have also been doing the rounds as possible inductions.

Many of these leaders today met party chief Amit Shah, who is also likely to announce the party’s organisational team soon.

Some ministers can also be dropped, party sources said, while a few state ministers can be promoted and portfolios of some others may witness changes.

Frank Noronha, Principal spokesperson of the government, tweeted today that the cabinet expansion will take place tomorrow at 11 AM.

There is also a vacancy in the Council of Ministers after Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal became the Chief Minister of Assam.

The first expansion had occurred in November 2014.

There are currently 64 Union ministers, including the Prime Minister, and there can be a maximum of 82 of them under a constitutional bar.

PTI

7th CPC – BPS appeals to the Prime Minister for acceptance of option 1 for pension revision

7th CPC – BPS appeals to the Prime Minister for acceptance of option 1 for pension revision

No.SG/BPS/PC/FM/02

dt. 4.7.2016

Sh. Narendra Modi ji
Hon’ble Prime Minister Govt. of India

Sub: Parity in Pension – Revision of Pension based on first option recommended by VIICPC (Para 10.1.67(1) and accepted Conditionally by the Govt.

RespectedSir,

May I on behalf of ‘Bharat Pensioners Samaj beseech a few minutes of your highly precious time for the favour of considering following submission on behalf of Civil Pensioners of the Country:

1. Sir. there is no need of any committee to study feasbility of implementation of option l recommended by 7th CPC for the revision of pension of pre 01.01.016 pensioners& accepted conditionalty by the Govt. It can be smoothly implementedas all the requied records are available. Service records are of permanent nature & their non-availability. if true. is a case of a gross irregularity worthy of being taken serious note of.

2. Departments professing non- availability of records are misguiding the govt to avoid their own accountability as you are insisting on fast compliance. Option 1 contained in Para 10.1.67 (i) of the Pay Commission relates to the Scale of pay/pay band+grade pay in which a pensioner had retired and the stage of pay in that scale which is fuly captured in PPOs issued at the time of retirement. On the recommendations of the V Central Pay Commission full parity in pension was granted to all the pre-1986 retirees and their pension was revised by notional fixation of their pay as on 1.1.1986 & bringing them to the level of 4″ CPC Scales. Modified Parity had been granted to Pre-1996 & Pre-2006 Pensioners as per recommendation of the Filth and Sixth Pay Commissions respectively and the revision of Pension was done accordingly. All this could be done as records were available.

3. The issue of non-availability of Service Records was never raised before at any stage either before or after the Fifth or Sixth Pay Commission nor was it mentioned before the Seventh Pay Commission by any of the Govt. Department. Also it was never mentioned by UOI in any of the legal proceedings so far.

4. In rare cases where service records may not be available, the same can be generated from the information available in PPOs as also with various departments and the pensioners themselves as they hold sufficient authentic information rather than passing over a key recommendation of 7th CPC impacting all pensioners very adversely.

5. Bharat Pensioners Samaj appeal to your goodself to kindly approve the first option of parity in pension without further delay and bestow succour to pensioners in the twilight of their lives.

Thanking you and with Warm regards

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
S.C.Maheshwari
Secy. Genl. Bharat Pensioners Samaj

Source : http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/

Inadequate Fitment Benefit recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Govt

Inadequate Fitment Benefit recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Govt

7th CPC – BPS appeals to the Finance Minister Sh. Arun Jaitlely for revision of minimum salary & fitment factor of 2.57


No. SG/BPS/PC/FM/02

Dt: 4.7.2016

Sh. Arun Jaitley ji,

Honbfe Minister of Finance Govt. of India

Sub: Inadequate Fitment Benefit recommended by 7th CPC and accepted by the Govt.

Respected Sir.

   1.The 2.57 fitment factor recommended by the 7th CPC and accepted by the Govt. is essentially a multiple factor which is the ratio of the new minimum pay arrived at by the 7th Pay Commission (18,000) and the existing minimum pay (7,000). { Para 5.2.7 of 7th CPC report} This provides only 14 29% rise in Salary as well as in Pension which is the historically lowest raise given by any Govt. in the past seventy years. This has happened because of incorrect calculation of minimum revised salary resulted not only by adopting lower prices of commodities but also due to adoption of Aykroyd formula without updating it.

   2. It is surprising as to how a gender biased formula of Dr Aykroyd adopted by ILC in 1957 is applied, without updating, in digital India of 2016. In today’s scenario how can Indian civil society accept a formula for Minimum requirement including just 2700 food calories for a family of four with moderate physical activities which treat the lady of the house as 0.8 compared to the adult male of the house, Further more so this formula does not at all take into consideration the minimum requirement of todays digital India i.e. a smart mobile phone with an internet connection.

    3. Considering wife to be .80 unit is nothing but gender bias indicating a colonial mindset of Dr Aykroyd. In the present scenario a wife too puts in the same amount rather more of physical and intellectual work as compared to the husband. She needs more nutrients & healthcare to keep herself fit to be a mother and as an educationist for her school going children. She needs more better clothing than 1957. A lady whether she is a wife of a labourer or of a Secretary to Govt. of India, has a basic right to keep herself reasonably presentable for which she needs some minimum add-ons. As such treating her to be less than a unit is gross injustice, gender bias and unconstitutional. Similarly growing children of less than 14 years need more of proteins, fats& carbohydrates, need to take sufficient exercise & field activities for healthy growth. Today they need much better and more clothing, better education & healthcare compared to 50s. The Nation needs healthy & stout young citizens. It is against the National interest to restrict their need based minimum requirement to .6 unit.

   4. Sir, in view of the facts enumerated in lore going pares, minimum Salary & consequently the fitment factor for both Pensioners & employees need upwards revision. ‘Bharat Pensioners Samaj’ therefore, appeal to you to revisit the issue to take a favourable decision.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours faithfully,
S.C.Maheshwari
Secy. Genl. Bharat Pensioners Samaj

Source: http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/

Defence Personnel – 7th CPC Ready Reckoner PB -1

Defence Personnel – 7th CPC Ready Reckoner PB -1

Defence Personnel – 7th CPC Ready Reckoner
Pay Band (I) 5200-20200
Grade Pay 2000 Grade Pay 2400 Grade Pay 2800
Entry Pay 8460 Entry Pay 9910 Entry Pay 11360
Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Existing Pay 7th CPC Pay Existing Pay 7th CPC Pay Existing Pay 7th CPC Pay
From To 2.57 From To 2.57 From To 2.57
0 8440 21700 0 9930 25500 0 11370 29200
8450 8710 22400 9940 10240 26300 11380 11720 30100
8720 8980 23100 10250 10550 27100 11730 12070 31000
8990 9260 23800 10560 10860 27900 12080 12420 31900
9270 9530 24500 10870 11170 28700 12430 12810 32900
9540 9800 25200 11180 11520 29600 12820 13200 33900
9810 10110 26000 11530 11870 30500 13210 13580 34900
10120 10420 26800 11880 12220 31400 13590 13970 35900
10430 10730 27600 12230 12570 32300 13980 14400 37000
10740 11050 28400 12580 12960 33300 14410 14830 38100
11060 11400 29300 12970 13350 34300 14840 15260 39200
11410 11750 30200 13360 13740 35300 15270 15720 40400
11760 12100 31100 13750 14170 36400 15730 16190 41600
12110 12450 32000 14180 14600 37500 16200 16660 42800
12460 12840 33000 14610 15020 38600 16670 17160 44100
12850 13220 34000 15030 15490 39800 17170 17670 45400
13230 13610 35000 15500 15960 41000 17680 18220 46800
13620 14040 36100 15970 16430 42200 18230 18760 48200
14050 14470 37200 16440 16930 43500 18770 19300 49600
14480 14900 38300 16940 17440 44800 19310 19890 51100
14910 15330 39400 17450 17940 46100 19900 20470 52600
15340 15790 40600 17950 18490 47500 20480 21090 54200
15800 16260 41800 18500 19030 48900 21100 21720 55800
16270 16770 43100 19040 19620 50400 21730 22380 57500

Source: govtempdiary

Recovery of excess payments made to pensioners

Recovery of excess payments made to pensioners

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
WWW.rbi.org.in

RBI/2015-16/340
DGBA.GAD.NO.2960/45.01.011/2015-16

March 17,2016

The Chairman/chief Executive Officer
All Agency Banks

Dear sir,

Recovery of excess payments made to pensioners

We have been receiving complaints from pensioners stating that the recovery of excess/wrong pension payments are being made in a manner that is not in keeping with the extant guidelines. In this connection, the instructions contained in circular Nos. CO.DGBA (NBS) No.44/GA.64 (11-CVL) 90/91 dated April 18, 1991 and CO.DGBA (NBS) No.50/GA.64 (11-CVL) 90/91 dated may 6, 1991 laying down a uniform procedure in consultation with the controller General of accounts and various non- civil ministries for recovery are reiterated below:

    a) As soon as the excess/wrong payment made to a pensioner comes to the notice of the paying branch, the branch should adjust the same against the amount standing to the credit of the pensioner’s account to the extent possible including lumpsum arrears payment.

    b) If the entire amount of over payment cannot be adjusted form the account, the pensioner may be asked to pay forthwith the balance amount of over payment.

    c) In case the pensioner expresses his inability to pay the amount,the same may be adjusted from the future pension payments to be made to the pensioners. For recovering the over-payment made to pensioner from his future pension payment in instalments 1/3rd of net (Pension + relief) payable each month may be recovered unless the pensioner concerned gives consent in writing to pay a higher installment amount.

    d) If the over payment cannot be recovered from the pensioner due to his death or discontinuance of pensioon then action has to be taken as per the letter of undertaking given by the pensioner under the scheme.

    e) The pensioner may also be advised about the details of overpayment/wrong payment and mode of its recovery.

    The above uniform procedure may be strictly adhered to while effecting recovery of excess/wrong pension payments made to pensioners.

2. As regards the issue of refund of excess/wrong payments to the government, banks may be guided by the guidelines laid down in our circulars Nos. DGBA.GAD.H-10450/45.03.001/2008-09 dated June 1, 2009 and DGBA.GAD.H.4054/45.03.001/2014-15 dated March 13,2015 which have been incorporated in our master circular on disbursement of government pension by agency banks dated july 1, 2015.

Yours faithfully

(Manish Parashar)
Deputy General Manager

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Promotion to the grade of Deputy Secretary, CSS on ad-hoc basis Extension of period upto 30.06.2017

Promotion to the grade of Deputy Secretary, CSS on ad-hoc basis Extension of period upto 30.06.2017

No.4/11/20 15-CS-1 (D) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel and Training)

Lok Nayak Bhavan, 
New Delhi Dated July 4, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Promotion to the grade of Deputy Secretary, CSS on ad-hoc basis Extension of period upto 30.06.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's Order No. 4/14/2011-CS.I(D) dated 31.07.2012 and subsequent several orders for promotion of Under Secretaries of the CSS to the Grade of Deputy Secretary on ad-hoc basis. With the approval of the competent authority, the tenure of ad-hoc appointment of Deputy Secretaries covered under above orders and still officiating as Deputy Secretary on ad-hoc basis is hereby extended upto 30.06.2017 or till the posts are filled up on regular basis or till further orders, whichever is earlier, subject to vigilance clearance.

2. This order will be applicable to all such officers who are continuously holding the post of Deputy Secretary on ad-hoc basis as per aforementioned orders. The continuation of ad-hoc promotion beyond 30.06.2016 is subject to the conditions mentioned in this Department's aforementioned orders.

( Raju Saraswat) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India 
Telefax: 24629413

To

1. All Ministries/Departments [JS (Admin.)] participating in CSS. It is requested that in case any of the concerned officers is not clear from vigilance angle, the same may be communicated to this Department.
2. DOPT, US (AVO-I), North Block, New Delhi. It is requested that in case any of the concerned officers is not clear from vigilance angle, the same may be communicated to this Department.
3. Officers concerned
4. CS-I(U)/Guard File

Source: http://persmin.nic.in/

Sports Facilities of Central Civil Services Cultural Sports Board available for Central Government Employees and their families

Sports Facilities of Central Civil Services Cultural Sports Board available for Central Government Employees and their families

No.108/1/2014- 15-CCSCSB 
Government of India Central Civil Services 
Cultural & Sports Board (Department of Personnel & Training)

3rd floor,  Lok Nayak Bhawan, 
New Delhi the 30th June,2016.
Circular

Sub:- Sports Facilities of Central Civil Services Cultural Sports Board available for Central Government Employees and their families.

The Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board has playing facilities for Central Government employees and t heir children/ dependents at its various sports facilities. 2. CCSCSB has further collaborated with Sports Authority of India for utilizing their facilities for Central Government Employees & their family members in respect Swimming, Badminton and Table Tennis . The details of various sports activities are as under:- 3. Under Come and Play Scheme (Fitness Centre, Table Tennis & Badminton) monthly fee is to be deposited with SAI under intimation to the Board, reimbursement will be made by CCSCSB after completion of the month.

S.N Facilities Centre Rates Contact Person
1. Lawn Tennis Coaching (for children/ dependents) (By CCSCSB) i) Vinay Marg Ground (Evening) ( 4-6PM) 600/- P.M. (including balls) Shri Rajesh Kumar (Coach) (9910835843)
ii) R.K. Puram (Evening) ( 4-6PM) -do- -do-
iii) Bharti Nagar (Evening) ( 4-6PM) -do- Shri Arif Mohammad (Coach) (9871130013)
Lawn Tennis Membership (for Employees) (By CCSCSB) i) )Vinay Marg Ground (6-9AM) 150/- P.M . Shri Kamal (9717624070)
ii) Bharti Nagar (6-9AM) -do- Shri Sohail (9968382227)
iii) Brassy Avenue (6-9AM) & (4-6PM) -do- Shri Haseen Beg (9910152750)
iv) R.K. Puram (6-9AM) -do- Shri Rohit (9811404962)
2. Cricket Coaching (for Children 6 to 18 yrs) (By CCSCSB) Vinay Marg Ground (Th ursday, Saturday & Sunday) 500/ - P.M . Shri Amit Kanojiya (9899515296) & M.P.Narang (Coach) (9312079700)
3. Swimming (for Employees & their family) (By SAl) Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium (7-8PM) 200/- P.M. Tej Singh Meena(ASO, CCSCSB), (Timing 3-4 PM only) (011 -24624204)
4. Badminton & Table Tennis (for Employees & their family) (By SAl) Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium (Under Come and Play Scheme) l00/-P.M. Shri Tej Singh Meena (ASO, CCSCSB), (Timing 3-4 PM only ) (011-24624204 )
5. Fitness Centre (for Employees & their family) (By SAl) Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium (Under Come and Play Scheme) 200/-P.M. Shri Tej Singh Meena (ASO, CCSCSB), (Timing 3-4 PM only ) (011-24624204 )
6. Table Tennis & Carom (By CCSCSB) Nirman Bhawan 50/ -P.M. Shri Ravinder (9953246367)

4. For availing facilities of SAI for Swimming registration to be done at office of CCSCSB.
(N .Sriraman) 
Director & C.W.O.

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Government faces 7th Pay Commission’s pay gap problem

Government faces 7th Pay Commission’s pay gap problem

New Delhi: The Modi government’s decision to accord the 7th Pay Commission recommendation to hike salaries and allowances for central government employees has met with strong resistance from central government employees’ trade unions, including the RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS).

The Union Cabinet approved the recommendations made by the 7th pay commission on June 29, which is likely to see a higher increase in the basic pay by average 14.29 percent, which is the lowest in 70 years.

The minimum monthly pay has been increased from Rs 7000 to Rs 18,000.

The central government employees Unions leaders on the same day said the approved hike was lowest in many decades and were not in sync with inflation. They also said it is “totally disappointing and beats logic”.

Accordingly, they rejected the 7th Pay Commission approved by the government and threatened to go on indefinite strike from 6 am, 11 July.

The central government employees unions have been demanding Rs 26,000 as minimum pay instead of Rs 18,000 approved by the government based on the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

“Now, Basic pay Rs 7,000 plus dearness allowance (DA) Rs 8,750 makes the minimum wage Rs.15,750. They have increased it to Rs.18,000,” a central government employees’ union leader said.

“When you are doing away with DA in the new system, the hike may be just Rs.2,250,” another union leader said.

Under pressure from the unions, the government has indicated that it may increase the minimum pay of central government employees beyond the Rs.18,000 suggested by the 7th Pay Commission, seeking to defuse a strike threat.

Acoordingly, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met with representatives of central government employees unions at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s house for two hours till 11pm, a day after the cabinet cleared 7th Pay Commission award for its employees.

Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha attended the meeting and assured unions leaders of central government employees that their demand would be looked into.

“The ministers called us and we have been assured that the minimum pay issue is going to be referred to one of two committees that the government is setting up to rectify any anomalies in the pay commission recommendation implementation,” Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary of the National Joint Council Action (NJCA), a confederation of 3.3 million government employees, told reporters after the meeting.

The increasing the minimum pay will change the salary fitment factor. If the minimum pay is hiked from Rs.18,000 to even Rs.25,000, the fitment factor will be higher than the 2.57 times approved by the government based on the pay commission recommendations.

If the 2.57 fitment formula is tinkered with, then salary and pension in general for all central government employees will go up.

The Cabinet ditto with the 7h Pay Commission recommendations, the commission recommended for raising minimum pay to Rs 18,000 per month from current Rs 7,000 while the maximum pay, drawn by the Cabinet Secretary, was recommended Rs 2.5 lakh per month from current Rs 90,000. For the Secretaries it was recommended at Rs 2.25 lakh as against Rs 80,000 currently.

All pay commissions made up pay gap between lower paid employees and top officers from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12.

The first pay commission was recommended pay of the top bureaucrats 41 times higher than the government employees at the bottom. The top bureaucrats were given salary Rs 2,263 while the lowest earning employees got Rs 55.

Subsequent pay commissions reduced the ratio of pay between lowest earning employees and top bureaucrats from 1:41 in 1947 to about 1:12 in 2006.

The 7h Pay Commission increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1:13.8

The pay gap increases employee’s turnover and work-related illness, with all the associated economic consequences.

The bureaucrats with high pay are generally happier, healthier and a better place to live for almost everyone in them compare to the lower earning employees.

A pay gap is calculated as the ratio of the pay of the highest paid employee of an organisation to the pay of the average or lowest paid employee in that organisation.

Speculations were rife that the central government employees unions may defer the July 11 indefinite strike after government heeded to their demand of increasing minimum pay to over Rs 25,000 from Rs 18,000 fixed after considering the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

Under the fitment formula, the government multiplied the minimum wage of Rs 7,000 fixed in the last pay commission with 2.57 and arrived at a minimum pay of Rs 18,000 per month.

The employees are demanding for the fitment formula of 3.68, which will result in minimum monthly pay of Rs 25,760.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has already promised to consider to hike the minimum pay of central government employees beyond Rs 18,000.

TST

7th Pay Commission: Central govt employees to take call on July 11 strike

7th Pay Commission: Central govt employees to take call on July 11 strike

New Delhi: Central government employees will decide on Wednesday whether to go on strike on July 11, in view of the government’s recent talks with the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) on what they call a “meagre” pay hike.

The National Joint Council of Action , which represents 33 lakh Central government employees of Railways, Defence, Postal, Income Tax, Audit, Customs and Central Excise as well as other central government departments.

The Centre has fixed a minimum pay of Rs 18,000 in the pay hike approved by the Cabinet earlier this week. However, the central government employees are protesting the decision calling it a meagre rise in view of the price rise.

“Government has initiated talks with NJCA. We welcome it. But the decision regarding going on strike will be taken at the meeting of the council on July 6,” Convener of NJCA Shiv Gopal Mishra told PTI.
On June 30, the representatives of NJCA including Mishra were called for a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha.

“They have not assured us anything. They have proposed to refer the issue of minimum wage and fitment formula to a committee for reconsideration. The panel is expected to give its report in three to four months,” Mishra said.

Speculations were rife that the NJCA may defer the July 11 indefinite strike after government heeded to their demand of increasing minimum pay to over Rs 25,000 from Rs 18,000 fixed after considering the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

Under the fitment formula, the government multiplied the minimum wage of Rs 7,000 fixed in the last pay commission with 2.57 and arrived at a minimum pay of Rs 18,000 per month.

The employees are demanding for the fitment formula of 3.68, which will result in minimum monthly pay of Rs 25,760.
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Congress in Puducherry flays Centre on 7th pay commission

Congress in Puducherry flays Centre on 7th pay commission

Puducherry: Ruling Congress in Puducherry today charged the Centre with “letting down Central government employees by failing to concede most of their demands” in the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission announced recently.

A resolution adopted at the executive committee meeting of the Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee headed the its president and PWD Minister A Namassivayam here expressed concern on the “deficient recommendations” of the Pay Commission and urged the Centre to modify the recommendations for the union territory central government employees.

The meeting also urged the Centre to include Puducherry in the Central Finance Commission so that funds would be available to Puducherry on a par with the financial facility extended by the Commission to other States.

PTI

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7th Central Pay Commission Higher Allowance - Central Government Employees

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