Friday, 8 July 2016

PNM meetings at the level of Railway Board - reg

NFIR
No. NFIR/PNM/109
Dated: 07/07/2016
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother
Sub: PNM meetings at the level of Railway Board - reg.

The affiliates are aware that during this year, one PNM meeting was held on 19th/20th May 2016 between the NFIR and Railway Board. In the said meeting out of 138 items about 80 items were discussed while the remaining 58 items could not be discussed due to paucity of time. However in the special meetings held thereafter most of the remaining items were discussed and the consolidated minutes are expected to be issued by the Railway Board.

In order to mount pressure on the Railway Board to hold PNM meetings with the NFIR regularly, fresh agenda of the Federation needs to be sent to the Board soon. In this context, the affiliates are advised to send the subjects to be considered for inclusion in the agenda for the next PNM meeting. The affiliates must ensure that the subjects to be included in the PNM agenda contain full facts, detailed background material to facilitate the Federation to examine and take decision for inclusion in the agenda.

The agenda items should reach NFIR's Office latest by 25th July 2016 so as to enable the Federation to screen the subjects and finalize agenda.
Yours fraternally,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

7th Pay Commission – Even Chance for Issue of 7th CPC implementation Notification

Now that Government avoided Strike Action over modification of 7th Pay Commission report. Will it go ahead with its implementation plans now?

7th Pay Commission – Even Chance for Issue of 7th CPC implementation Notification pending submission of reports by Committees for Allowances, Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula

7th-Pay-Commission-7CPC

After Cabinet decided to approve recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on 29th June 2016, without any change in the quantum of allowances for time being, Finance Ministry was working on hectic pace to issue notification.

This notification is meant for framing revised Pay Rules for new 7th CPC Basic Pay and retirement benefits such as Pension, Gratuity etc., with suitable provisions for paying allowances in pre-revised pay till Government decides on the report of Allowances Committee. The report of Allowances Committee is expected to be submitted in 4 months.

However, after wide-spread disappointment and protests over revised minimum pay and fitment formula, Council of Ministers conducted overnight talks with Union / Staff Side Association leaders on 30th June 2016.

During the meeting, the Council of Ministers promised for constituting a Committee to look into Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula.

Needless to say, this was a prudent move of Govt to avoid Indefinite Strike planned by all Central Government Employees and Railway Employees from 11th July 2016.

On 6th July 2016, Govt has issued a press release to the effect that it would form a high level Committee to review the 7th pay Commission recommended Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula once again.

Now, it remains to be seen whether Govt would issue Notification for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations in the lines of Cabinet for the same on 29th June 2016, pending submission of reports by Committees formed / yet to be formed, to study the need for revising allowances, Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula more than what was recommended by 7th Pay Commission.

Highly places sources say, there are even chances for the issue of Notification for implementing the 7th Pay Commission recommendations pending submission of reports by Committees.

Govt may take such a decision in order to implment 7th pay commission recommendations well prior to start of model code of conduct in respect of Assembly Elections in major states such as Punjab, Uttarakhand etc.
Assembly Elections are due in March 2017 for Four States viz., Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. The term of State Government in Uttar Pradesh ends in the month of May 2017

Alternatively, Govt will have to issue Notification for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

CGDA: S K Kohli appointed as Controller General of Defence Accounts

CGDA: S K Kohli appointed as Controller General of Defence Accounts

New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat S K Kohli was today appointed as Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA).
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved Kohli’s empanelment for promotion to the post of CGDA, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.

He is an Indian Defence Accounts Service officer.

The CGDA is mandated to audit, payment and accounting of all charges pertaining to the armed forces, including bills for supplies and services rendered and for construction and repair works, pay and allowances and pensions, among others.

PTI

7th Pay Commission Recommendation on CGEGIS was not accepted by Government

7th Pay Commission Recommendation on CGEGIS was not accepted by Govt.  CGEGIS in the present form continues – CGEGIS Monthly subscription rates remain same

7th CPC Recommendation on CGEGIS is not accepted by Govt, present rate will continue.

Present Rates of CGEGIS

Group
Monthly Deduction
(Rs.)
Insurance Amount
(Rs.)
No. of Units
(for Savings)
A
120
1,20,000
8
B
60
60,000
4
C
30
30,000
2

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended the following rates for Central government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS). The subscription amount has been increased considerably to increase the Insurance amount .

Level of Employee Monthly Deduction (Rs.) Insurance Amount (Rs.)
10 and above 5000 50,00,000
6 to 9 2500 25,00,000
1 to 5 1500 15,00,000

This has been objected by NCJCM in its memorandum. It demanded to reduce the monthly deduction as it is much higher than the Premium rates available for Term life Insurance in Open Market. The Central Government accepted this demand and rejected this recommendation and asked Ministry of Finance to work out a customized group insurance scheme for Central Government Employees with low premium and high risk cover.

The Press release issued by the Central Government says,

” The Cabinet also decided not to accept the steep hike in monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) recommended by the Commission. The existing rates of monthly contribution will continue. This will increase the take home salary of employees at lower levels by Rs. 1470. However, considering the need for social security of employees, the Cabinet has asked Ministry of Finance to work out a customized group insurance scheme for Central Government Employees with low premium and high risk cover.”

Now the existing rate of CGEGIS is as under:-

Group
Monthly Deduction
(Rs.)
Insurance Amount
(Rs.)
No. of Units
(for Savings)
A
120
1,20,000
8
B
60
60,000
4
C
30
30,000
2

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