Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Change of date of holiday on account of Id-ul-Fitr during 2016 for all Central Government Offices

Change of date of holiday on account of Id-ul-Fitr during 2016 for all Central Government Offices

F.No.12/10/20 16-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 05 July, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Change of date of holiday on account of Id-ul-Fitr during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.

As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s 0.M.No.12/7/2015-JCA-2 dated the 11th June, 2015, the holiday on account of Id-ul-Fitr falls on Wednesday the 6th July, 2016. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Id-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on 7th July, 2016. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the Id-ul-Fitr holiday to 7th July, 2016 in place of 6th July, 2016 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.

2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committee or Head of Offices (Where such committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.
Hindi version will follow.
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(DEBABRATA DAS)
Under Secretary
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Cabinet approves Revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners Removing Anomalies

Cabinet approves Revision of pension of BSNL Pensioners Removing Anomalies

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revision of pension of BSNL pensioners and family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment, and (ii) Modifying the liability of BSNL towards the payment of pensionary benefits to the retired employees.The pension of BSNL pensioners/family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 has been revised w.e.f. 01.01.2007 notionally with actual benefit w.e.f. 10.06.2013, by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/DR for the purpose of fitment at par with the serving employees of BSNL. However, increase in the amount of DCRG, leave encashment and commutation of pension in respect of these pensioners shall not be increased on this account.

The pension liability in respect of employees of Department of Telecommunications (DOT) / Department of Telecom Services (DTS) / Department of Telecom Operations (DTO) who retired prior to 01.10.2000 is solely borne by Government of India and the BSNL will have no liability in respect of these employees. In respect of employees who are absorbed in BSNL, the liability on account of pensionary benefits shall be fully borne by Government while BSNL will continue to discharge pension liability by way of pension contribution in accordance with FR-116 for the period they so work/worked.

The revision entails an estimated recurring annual expenditure of approximately Rs 129.63 crore for pensioners and Rs 24.93 crore for family pensioners and arrears from 2013-14 would be Rs 239.92 crore approximately for pensioners and Rs 44.62 Crore approximately for family pensioners.

Approximately118500 pensioners all over India will be benefitted by this revision.

This revision will fulfill the long pending demand of revision of pension of BSNL absorbed employees who retired prior to 10.06.2013 and will bring the pensioners at par with the serving employees of BSNL by removing the anomalies. It will help in reducing the financial burden of BSNL and removing prospects of industrial unrest in BSNL while fulfilling the commitment of Government.

Background:  The decision of the Cabinet has come in the wake of an anomalous situation created in the difference of pension formula among the BSNL retirees who retired before and after 10.06.2013. Further, the decision regarding pensionary liability is on persistent demand from various quarters and a series of deliberations at different levels to fulfill the assurance given by the Government before corporatization i.e. before formation of BSNL.
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COMPARISON OF PAY between 6th Pay Commission & 7th Pay Commission

COMPARISON OF PAY between 6th Pay Commission & 7th Pay Commission

COMPARISON OF PAY AS ON 31.12.2015 AND AS ON 01.01.2016
PAY ON 31.12.2015 PAY ON 01.01.2016
01 Pay in Pay Band  5200.00 7000.00  
18000.00
Grade Pay – GP 1800.00
Total Basic Pay- BP
02 DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016 8750.00 0
03 Total Pay 15750.00 18000.00
DEDUCTION
04 Income Tax 0.00 0.00
05 CGEIS 30.00 30.00
06 CHSS @ 1% of BP 70.00 180.00
07 Professional Tax 175.00 225.00
08 GPF @ 8.33% of BP 583.00 1499.00
09 License Fee 135.00 135.00
10 Total deduction 993.00 2069.00
11 Take Home Salary: 14757.00 15931.00
12 Increase in Salary = 18000 – 15750 2250.00
13 % of Increase in Salary 14.28%
14 Increase in Take Home Salary = 15931 – 14757 1174.00
15 % of Increase in Take Home Salary 7.9%
COMPARISON OF PAY AS ON 31.12.2015 AND AS ON 01.01.2016
PAY ON 31.12.2015 PAY ON 01.01.2016
01 Pay in Pay Band  5200.00  
7730.00
 
19900.00
Grade Pay – GP 1900.00
Total Basic Pay- BP
02 DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016 9125.00 0
03 Total Pay 16855.00 19900.00
DEDUCTION
04 Income Tax 0.00 0.00
05 CGEIS 30.00 30.00
06 CHSS @ 1% of BP 77.00 199.00
07 Professional Tax 175.00 225.00
08 GPF @ 8.33% of BP 644.00 1658.00
09 License Fee 135.00 135.00
10 Total deduction 1061.00 2125.00
11 Take Home Salary: 15794.00 17775.00
12 Increase in Salary = 19900 – 16855 3045.00
13 % of Increase in Salary 18.06%
14 Increase in Take Home Salary = 17775 – 15794 1981.00
15 % of Increase in Take Home Salary 12.54%
COMPARISON OF PAY AS ON 31.12.2015 AND AS ON 01.01.2016
PAY ON 31.12.2015 PAY ON 01.01.2016
01 Pay in Pay Band  5200.00  
8460.00
 
21700.00
Grade Pay – GP 2000.00
Total Basic Pay- BP
02 DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016 10575.00 0
03 Total Pay 19035.00 21700.00
DEDUCTION
04 Income Tax 0.00 0.00
05 CGEIS 30.00 30.00
06 CHSS @ 1% of BP 85.00 217.00
07 Professional Tax 175.00 225.00
08 GPF @ 8.33% of BP 707.00 1808.00
09 License Fee 135.00 135.00
10 Total deduction 1132.00 2415.00
11 Take Home Salary: 17903.00 19285.00
12 Increase in Salary = 21700 – 19035 2665.00
13 % of Increase in Salary 14%
14 Increase in Take Home Salary = 19285 – 17903 1382.00
15 % of Increase in Take Home Salary 7.72%
COMPARISON OF PAY AS ON 31.12.2015 AND AS ON 01.01.2016
PAY ON 31.12.2015 PAY ON 01.01.2016
01 Pay in Pay Band  5200.00  
9910.00
 
25500.00
Grade Pay – GP 2400.00
Total Basic Pay- BP
02 DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016 12388.00 0
03 Total Pay 22298.00 25500.00
DEDUCTION
04 Income Tax 0.00 0.00
05 CGEIS 30.00 30.00
06 CHSS @ 1% of BP 99.00 255.00
07 Professional Tax 175.00 225.00
08 GPF @ 8.33% of BP 826.00 2124.00
09 License Fee 310.00 310.00
10 Total deduction 1440.00 2944.00
11 Take Home Salary: 20858.00 22556.00
12 Increase in Salary = 25500 – 22298 3202.00
13 % of Increase in Salary 14.36%
14 Increase in Take Home Salary = 22556 – 20858 1698.00
15 % of Increase in Take Home Salary 8.14%
COMPARISON OF PAY AS ON 31.12.2015 AND AS ON 01.01.2016
PAY ON 31.12.2015 PAY ON 01.01.2016
01 Pay in Pay Band  5200.00  
11360.00
 
29200.00
Grade Pay – GP 2800.00
Total Basic Pay- BP
02 DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016 14200.00 0
03 Total Pay 25565.00 29200.00
DEDUCTION
04 Income Tax 473.00 836.00
05 CGEIS 30.00 30.00
06 CHSS @ 1% of BP 114.00 292.00
07 Professional Tax 225.00 225.00
08 GPF @ 8.33% of BP 946.00 2432.00
09 License Fee 310.00 310.00
10 Total deduction 2098.00 4125.00
11 Take Home Salary: 23467.00 25075.00
12 Increase in Salary = 29200 – 25565 3635.00
13 % of Increase in Salary 14.22%
14 Increase in Take Home Salary = 25075 – 23467 1608.00
15 % of Increase in Take Home Salary 6.8%
COMPARISON OF PAY AS ON 31.12.2015 AND AS ON 01.01.2016
PAY ON 31.12.2015 PAY ON 01.01.2016
01 Pay in Pay Band  9300.00 13500.00  
35400.00
Grade Pay – GP 4200.00
Total Basic Pay- BP
02 DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016 16875.00 0
03 Total Pay 30375.00 35400.00
DEDUCTION
04 Income Tax 954.00 1416.00
05 CGEIS 60.00 60.00
06 CHSS @ 1% of BP 135.00 354.00
07 Professional Tax 225.00 225.00
08 GPF @ 8.33% of BP 1125.00 2948.00
09 License Fee 370.00 370.00
10 Total deduction 2869.00 5373.00
11 Take Home Salary: 27506.00 30027.00
12 Increase in Salary = 35400 – 30375 5025.00
13 % of Increase in Salary 16.54%
14 Increase in Take Home Salary = 30027 – 27506 2521.00
15 % of Increase in Take Home Salary 9.16%
COMPARISON OF PAY AS ON 31.12.2015 AND AS ON 01.01.2016
PAY ON 31.12.2015 PAY ON 01.01.2016
01 Pay in Pay Band  9300.00  
17140.00
 
44900.00
Grade Pay – GP 4600.00
Total Basic Pay- BP
02 DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016 21425.00 0
03 Total Pay 38565.00 44900.00
DEDUCTION
04 Income Tax 1773.00 2730.00
05 CGEIS 60.00 60.00
06 CHSS @ 1% of BP 171.00 449.00
07 Professional Tax 225.00 225.00
08 GPF @ 8.33% of BP 1428.00 3740.00
09 License Fee 370.00 370.00
10 Total deduction 4027.00 7574.00
11 Take Home Salary: 34538.00 37326.00
12 Increase in Salary = 44900- 38565 6335.00
13 % of Increase in Salary 16.4%
14 Increase in Take Home Salary = 17788 – 15403 2788.00
15 % of Increase in Take Home Salary 8.07%
COMPARISON OF PAY AS ON 31.12.2015 AND AS ON 01.01.2016
PAY ON 31.12.2015 PAY ON 01.01.2016
01 Pay in Pay Band  9300.00  
18150.00
 
47600.00
Grade Pay – GP 4800.00
Total Basic Pay- BP
02 DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016 22688.00 0
03 Total Pay 40838.00 47600.00
DEDUCTION
04 Income Tax 2000.00 3270.00
05 CGEIS 60.00 60.00
06 CHSS @ 1% of BP 182.00 476.00
07 Professional Tax 225.00 225.00
08 GPF @ 8.33% of BP 1512.00 3965.00
09 License Fee 370.00 370.00
10 Total deduction 4349.00 8366.00
11 Take Home Salary: 36489.00 39234.00
12 Increase in Salary =  47600 – 40838 6762.00
13 % of Increase in Salary 16.56%
14 Increase in Take Home Salary = 17788 – 15403 2745.00
15 % of Increase in Take Home Salary 7.52%
COMPARISON OF PAY AS ON 31.12.2015 AND AS ON 01.01.2016
PAY ON 31.12.2015 PAY ON 01.01.2016
01 Pay in Pay Band  15600.00  
22100.00
 
56100.00
Grade Pay – GP 5400.00
Total Basic Pay- BP
02 DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016 27625.00 0
03 Total Pay 49725.00 56100.00
DEDUCTION
04 Income Tax 3695.00 4970.00
05 CGEIS 120.00 120.00
06 CHSS @ 1% of BP 221.00 561.00
07 Professional Tax 225.00 225.00
08 GPF @ 8.33% of BP 1841.00 4673.00
09 License Fee 500.00 500.00
10 Total deduction 6602.00 11049.00
11 Take Home Salary: 43123.00 45051.00
12 Increase in Salary = 56100 – 49725 6375.00
13 % of Increase in Salary 12.82%
14 Increase in Take Home Salary = 45051 – 43123 1928.00
15 % of Increase in Take Home Salary 4.47%
COMPARISON OF PAY AS ON 31.12.2015 AND AS ON 01.01.2016
PAY ON 31.12.2015 PAY ON 01.01.2016
01 Pay in Pay Band  15600.00  
25350.00
 
67700.00
Grade Pay – GP 6600.00
Total Basic Pay- BP
02 DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016 31688.00 0
03 Total Pay 57038.00 67700.00
DEDUCTION
04 Income Tax 5158.00 7290.00
05 CGEIS 120.00 120.00
06 CHSS @ 1% of BP 254.00 677.00
07 Professional Tax 225.00 225.00
08 GPF @ 8.33% of BP 2112.00 5639.00
09 License Fee 500.00 500.00
10 Total deduction 8369.00 14451.00
11 Take Home Salary: 48669.00 53249.00
12 Increase in Salary =  67700- 57038 10662.00
13 % of Increase in Salary 18.69%
14 Increase in Take Home Salary = 17788 – 15403 4580.00
15 % of Increase in Take Home Salary 9.41%

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What to do with 7th pay commission ‘non-bonanza’

What to do with 7th pay commission ‘non-bonanza’
By Dhirendra Kumar CEO, Value Research

Eight years ago, I wrote a newspaper column advising government employees (or should I say public servants) on what to do with the arrears that they would get with the implementation of the sixth pay commission.

On the face of it, one could just repeat that advice now. However, the situation then was very different. One, the acceptance of that pay commission report came with a huge delay of 30 months, leading to large accumulated arrears. Most employees got eight months to a year’s extra salary as arrears. Two, that was the height of the global financial crisis. Many people were exhorting government employees to go forth and spend their bonanza to boost the economy, which was clearly not a wise thing to do from the individual’s point of view.

The 30-month delay meant that many were receiving an amount that would otherwise have taken them seven to ten years to save and it was important to point out that the best course would be to take this forced saving and convert it into a long-term investment. This time around, things are different. The government has acted much faster and the arrears are just six months. A smaller hike and a much shorter delay mean that most government employees will get an amount equivalent to barely one month’s extra salary so there isn’t any great excitement about extra savings.

In any case, government employees’ savings imperatives are very different from those who don’t have lifelong infla tion-adjusted pensions that also keep getting hiked by pay commissions. Realistically, government employees’ salaries and pensions are now so good that someone who does not save at all for retirement will also get by fine. This is especially true because free lifelong healthcare is part of the package.

A long retirement with inflation-ravaged savings does not bother government employees because their burden will also be carried by the rest of us. The rest of the country will work hard and pay their taxes so that government employees are guaranteed a comfortable income and pension. Little wonder that even the most menial, lowest-level government jobs attract thousands of highly qualified applicants.

However, this is true only of the older ge neration of government employees, that is, those who joined before 2004.The biggest change that has come about since 2004 is that a large proportion of government employees are on the National Pension System. Younger employees have retirement savings enforced instead of having pensions guaranteed from the public purse.While the final impact on their post-retirement finances is hard to predict at this juncture, it does mean that they will have to learn a little more about savings and investments than the older generation of government employees had to.

The little bit of arrears don’t amount to much, but the higher income should be directed to long-term savings instead of any kind of consumption expenditure. The theory behind the Pay Commission is that its awards are a response, not just to the rising cost of living, but also to the general rise in private sector’s salaries and an attempt to narrow the gap thus created. I can hear the sniggers from private sector employees but like I said, that’s the theory. In this sense, arrears are money that is already spent. Given the way most people’s finances are structured nowadays, I think the first priority should be to lighten or eliminate any debt load that one has.

Beyond debt-reduction, the arrears, as well as the higher income is best added to whatever savings medium the saver is most comfortable with as long as one doesn’t make the mistake of relying on fixed income savings for the long term.

For those who want to invest for the long-term (at least five to seven years), the best course of action could be to shift this money gradually to a good balanced fund. As the past has decisively shown, despite higher volatility, equitybacked investments have long-term returns that are far superior to any other kind of asset. A type of mutual fund that gets you most of the gains of equity while saving you from some of the volatility is probably the best choice.

7th Pay Commission: central government employees not to go on strike over pay disparity from July 11

7th Pay Commission: central government employees not to go on strike over pay disparity from July 11

Southern-Railway-Mazdoor-Union-General-Secretary-N-Kanniah

NJCA convener (South Zone) N Kanniah informed the indefinite strike scheduled from July 11 has been temporarily postponed.

New Delhi: An indefinite central government employees’ strike will not begin on July 11 in protest at the “government inaction” on fulfilling their demands, including hike in minimum pay to Rs 26,000 from Rs 18,000 which was recommended by the 7th Pay Commission and was approved by the cabinet on Wednesday.

No central government office will be closed at any part of the country and the trains will also be running on July 11 and ahead as National Joint Council Action (NJCA), a confederation of 3.3 million government employees, has temporarily postponed the indefinite strike scheduled from July 11 after PM Modi formed a committee of Ministers to negotiate with union leaders on their demands.

“Since the Prime Minister has intervened and initiated the process of negotiation, we have decided to temporarily postpone the indefinite strike. The NJCA will make sure that the genuine demands of the employees are met with,” NJCA convener (South Zone) N Kanniah told The Hindu.

However, the claim that the government was giving a 14.28 per cent hike in pay was false since the calculations revealed an increase of only 11.31 per cent, which would further decline to 4.51 per cent after deductions towards provident fund and pension scheme contributions, he added.

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SRMU has intensified its campaign for strike – SRMU General Secretary N.Kanniah

SRMU has intensified its campaign for strike – SRMU General Secretary N.Kanniah
AFTER MASSIVE PROTESTS, CADRE OF SRMU HAS INTENSIFIED ITS CAMPAIGN FOR STRIKE – GENERAL SECY/SRMU
After our Massive Protest on 30th June all over Southern Railway, the Group of Ministers headed by Hon’ble Home Minister Shri.Rajnath Singh had a meeting with our beloved General Secretary / AIRF and Convenor of NJCA Shri.S.G.Mishra, who is also the Secretary/JCM, Staff side & others, in that meeting the GOM has agreed to consider our Major Demands on enhancement of Minimum Pay of Rs.18,000/- upward revision of Fitment Formula, revision of Pay Matrix, besides Committees on New Pension Scheme and on Allowances and Anomalies in respect of all categories in Railways and in other Central Government Organisations……
SOUTHERN RAILWAY MAZDOOR UNION
(Registered No.3067, Recognised & Affiliated to All India Railwayme’s Federation and The Hind Mazdoor Sabha)
Central Office
M.NAMASIVAYAM – PATRON
N.KANNIAH – GENERAL SECRETARY, WORKING PRESIDENT/AIRF/NEW DELHI, MEMBER/JCM(NATIONAL COUNCIL), NEW DELHI
C.A.RAJA SRIDHAR- PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT/AIRF/NEW DELHI

Date: 4.7.2016
To
All Divisional Secretaries,
All Central Office Advisors/GOC, PER & HQrs,
All Central Office Representatives and Secretaries of Loco Running Staff

Dear Brothers,
I am aware, as per my direction, you are all busy organising meetings and preparing our Brothers and Sister Railwaymen for an Indefinite General Strike which starts from 6.00 A.M. on 11.07.2016.

After our Massive Protest o 30th June all over Southern Railway, the Group of Ministers headed by Hon’ble Home Minister Shri.Rajnath Singh had a meeting with our beloved General Secretary/AIRF and Convenor of NJCA Shri.S.G.Mishra, who is also the Secretary/JCM, Staff side & Others, in that meeting the GOM has agreed to consider our Major Demands on enhancement of Minimum Pay of Rs.18000/- upward revision of Fitment Formula, revision of Pay Matrix, besides Committee on New Pension Scheme and on Allowances and Anomalies in respect of all categories in Railways and in other Central Government Organisations.

As such the NJCA has decided to meet on 6th July, 2016, to decide about the future course of action, I hereby direct all of you to intensify our campaign till the Government of India response to our demands or else we will abide by the directions of the Convenor / NJCA.
With warm regrds,
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(N.KANNIAH)
General Secretary
Source: AIRF

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IMPORTANT ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE JCM III MEETING OF OFB AND APC MEETING HELD ON 13TH AND 14 JUNE, 2016

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
Estd 1959 (recognized by Govt. of India)
R. Srinivasan
General Secretary

IMPORTANT ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE JCM III MEETING OF OFB AND APC MEETING HELD ON 13TH AND 14 JUNE, 2016 AT GUN & SHELL FACTORY,COSSIPORE,KOLKATTA.

On 13.06.2016 JCM preliminary meeting was chaired by Shri N.K. Sinha, Member/Per along with the officers from personnel division of OFB. On 14.06.2016 first half the meeting was held under the chairmanship of DGOF & Chairman, OF Board along with all Board members.

On 14.06.2016 second half, Apex Productivity Council (APC) meeting held.

Initially before the commence of meeting on 14.06.2016 Staff Side members staged a walkout for 5 minutes to show our protest for the delay in settlement of Central Government employees for which strike notice was served.

JCM III MEETING DISCUSSION AND OUTCOME.

1. It was assured from the Official side to conduct the JCM III meetings regularly 3 in a year since there was a gap of about One year between the last meeting and the present one.

2. Chairman appreciated all Factories, workmen, staff and officers as well as Unions/ Associations, Federations for achieving around Rs. 14000 crore output during the year 2015-2016. At the same for the current year target of Rs. 17500 crores needs to be achieved for which all efforts and co-operation needed.

3. Finally, Ministry of Defence approved the proposal of warding 5 marks to Ex-Trade Apprentices of Ordnance Factories for Direct Recruitment. Also after discussion it was agreed to consider increasing the marks from 5 to higher for which proposal will be submitted to Ministry fo Defence.

4. Recruitment Rules (RRs) for Industrial Employees have been finalized and submitted to MoD.

5. Formation of Ordnance Factory Recruitment Cell (OFRC) has been approved by MoD and positioned at Ambajhari. All the vacancies released to factories by OFB from May 2016 will be recruited by OFRC centrally.

6. The directives of Prime Minister’s Office on Solar Energy, Digital India, Skill Development, Swatch Bharat Schemes are being implemented by OFB and will be followed.

7. All disciplinary cases should not be allowed for long pending. There should note be any harassment in delaying. Time schedule will be fixed to monitor in Factories.

8. The sanction strength of all ranks of employees of Ordnance Factories have been fixed at 1.45 lacs. the total strength has been reviewed and scording to work load in Factories and the posts (Industrial Employees ) have been re-distributed by increasing the sanctioned strength. Accordingly around 5000 posts have been released during 2016.

9. Recruitment Rules for Chargeman (T) has been proposed to allow 3 years Diploma eligible for LDCE chargeman post by deleting AICTE condition.

10. Vacancies for LDCE for every year will be released during the month of June and Exams will conducted regularly.

11. To avoid tigations/Court Cased, Vigilance cases, the ambiguites in the Recruitment Rules will be addressed by OFB.

12. The proposed Recruitment Rules for Stare keeper, changeman, Junior Works Manager is now pending at Raksha Mantri’s office.

13. Trade Apprentice Strength will be increased from 2.5% to 10% of the total strength of each factory on 50:50 basis i.e., 50% fresher’s and 50% Ex-ITI candidates. To give proper training facilites will be increased in Factories.

14.It was insisted in the meeting that 3% increment is to be given and fixation of pay should be done under FR 22(1)(a)(i) for MCM on their promotion on Chargeman since they are holding the higher responsibilites as per Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance order. This was agreed to consider.

15. While checker post was abolished, the Checkers were merged with Lower Division Clarke and Storekeeper. That was treated as promotion in some Factories and the some factories it was treated as merger. It was demanded that PC of A (Fys) should review their decision and treat them as merger and grant ACP/MACP benefits. PCof A(Fys) agreed to review their earlier decision.

16. Night Duty Allowance was granted on revised pay of the 6th CPC on the basis of CAT, jodhpur judgement by M of D. But now ceiling Rs.12380/-was imposed subsequently. It was argued that the ceilling is to be lifted as per jodhpur CAT judgement. PC of A(Fys) agreed to reconsider.

17. Time wages for piece worker for 3 1/2 Hours worked on Saturdays was stopped w.e.f.01.04.2006. The issue is pending with OFB. A committee was formed and was demanded to submit to the MoD for payment. The same should be approved by OFB and forwarded to MoD

18. Incentive to Examiners will be finalised after receiving the report of the sub-committee.

19. Employees met with accident whild on duty and expired were granted ex-gratia Rs.10 Lakshs. Also their next kin provided Compassionated appointment. Similarly injured employees who are totally incapaciated should also be considered to provide compassionated appointment after medical board out on out of turn. This was agreed to consider.

20. OCFC, Chandigarh now having only Factory dispensary and after working hours they do not have hospital facilities. After discussion, it was agreed to run the Estate Dispensary for 24 hours with Medical Officer on Call Duty. For other, treatment can be availed under CS (MA) Rules and CGHS recognised hospitals.
Yours fraternally,
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(R. SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Clarification regarding Compassionate Appointment – ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD

Clarification regarding Compassionate Appointment – ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD
Instruction No. 158/2016/per/Policy

ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD

Sub : Clarification regarding Compassionate Appointment.
Ref : i) MOD,D(Lab) I.D. No.19(3)/2015/D(Lab) dated 23/06/2015. (copy enclosed).
ii) OFB instruction No. 152.2015/per/policy dated 16/09/2015. (available in OFB COMNET).
iii) OFB Instruction No. 75/2010/PCC dated 11/08/2010 (available in OFB COMNET).

It has been observed from the correspondences received from various Factories/ Units that whiles preparing the relative merit point, after lifting the ban on 3 years time limit on compassionate appointment, some factories /units have awarded more marks as per the new slab rates in comparison with the old slab rates (viz, Family Pension (excluding DA), Terminal Benefits & movable/Immovable property ) while agonists some others, less marks have been awarded (viz. monthly income of earning member of the family & No. of unmarried daughters) although the net outcome more or less is the same. The same is creating confusion while processing the case of compassionate appointment.

2. In this connection, attention is invited to the MOD communication dated 22/01/2010 and dated 14/05/2010 circulated vide above reference, wherein it has been clearly mentioned that after implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations, the point allotted to various aspects i.e., family pension and terminal benefits etc. have become redundant and that the revised point based on a 100 point scale will be adopted in place of 100 poInt scale circulated vide I.D. Nore dated 09/03/2001. Further, it is indicated that after every pay commission, family pensions are revised and accordingly, revised family pension has to be taken into consideration. In the case of movable/immovable property, the present value of these properties is required to be taken into account while awarding weightage point as per MOD guidelines.

3. In view of the above, all factories/units are requested to deal each and every case as per above MOD guidelines dated 22/01/2010,14/05/2010 and 23/06/2015 after ascertaining the current financial and other status of each component.
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[DR.(Smt.) VANI A. SINGH]
for DIRECTOR GENERAL, ORDNANCE FACTORIES,

AITUC backs central govt employees call for strike

AITUC backs central govt employees’ call for strike

Says, minimum wage fixed by the Commission and accepted by the govt is too low for Class III employees

All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) has extended support to the central government employees who will go on strike from July 11 to protest against a ‘meagre’ pay hike approved by the Union Cabinet.

“AITUC Secretariat in its emergent meeting has supported the call given by National Joint Council of Action of Central Government Employees Unions including Railways, P&T and Defence etc. To go for indefinite strike from July 11, 2016, against the unilateral announcement of the Central government on implementation of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission,” AITUC Secretary D L Sachdev said in a statement.

AITUC stated that the minimum wage fixed by the Commission and accepted by the government is too low for Class III employees of the government.

It further said that setting up of a committee by the government for streamlining the new pension scheme is also an eyewash.

The committee should actually review NPS by replacing it with the old pension scheme. It is for the first time that pay hike is the lowest in the last 70 years. It is unfortunate that the government did not discuss these recommendations with NJCA and announced its decision unilaterally, it said.

“It is learnt that Group of Ministers led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a discussion with NJCA on June 30, 2016 night and proposed setting up of a minimum wage and fitment committee but no notification to this effect has been issued till now and the Central government employees are fully justified in implementing call for strike,” it said.

The Central Trade Unions will be meeting on July 7 to chalk out an action plan to express their solidarity with the agitating government employees. AITUC has also given a call for its affiliates to fully support the strike from July 11, 2016, it added.

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