Wednesday, 14 September 2016

7th Pay Commission: Parrikar orders military chiefs immediate implementation

7th Pay Commission: Parrikar orders military chiefs immediate implementation

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday ordered the military chiefs to immediately enforce the recommendations of the 7th pay commission.

Last week, the three services , Army, Navy and the Air Force, had issued an open signal to servicemen informing them the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission is being kept in abeyance till anomalies are addressed.

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Navy chief met Parrikar on Monday to reiterate the need to address the anomalies before the 7th Pay Commission could be rolled out for forces.

Sources said that Parrikar ordered the chiefs to immediately enforce the recommendations of the 7th pay commission and anomalies will be addressed shortly by the government.

Resentment has been brewing in the defence services over not allowing non-functional upgrade (NFU) in the services. NFU allows bureaucrats who have been passed over to get a higher pay as soon as their batch mates make it to the next rank.

The government has formed a national anomalies committee to look to into these type of issues.

Parrikar’s order to the forces comes at a time when a large section of the government feels that pay and allowances of military is better than most other government services.

The military gets pension from government exchequer when no other service gets pension from government exchequer because the civil employees covered under National Pension System (NPS), besides it, the military has been given One Rank One Pension (OROP), which is not available any civil service, sources said.

With inputs from agencies

Enhancement of Retirement Age for Dental Doctors

Enhancement of Retirement Age for Dental Doctors

Dental doctors seek enhancement in the age of superannuation

Senior Dental Doctors and Specialists working in Government of India today approached the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and sought his intervention against alleged discrimination towards them in the matter of age of superannuation.

A delegation led by Dr H. P. Singh, President, Central Government Dental Doctors’ Association handed over a memorandum to Dr Jitendra Singh in which it has been pointed out that whereas the Central Government, vide its order dated 31.05.2016, raised the superannuation age of Non-teaching Specialists sub-cadre, public health sub-cadre, GDMO sub-cadre of CHS to 65 years, the same rule somehow, did not become applicable to Dental Doctors working in Central Government. This has led to feeling of discrimination and grievance among the Central Government Dental Doctors, they said.

The memorandum also sought to note that out of 34 sanctioned posts of Dental Doctors all over India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, at present only 24 posts are filled and occupied. In other words, this means that the grievance pertaining to the enhancement of retirement age to 65 years in order to make at par with the other doctors of Central Health Services is confined only to 24 doctors who happen to be from Dental Specialty working under the Central Government.

The delegation underlined that they had represented their grievance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and were now approaching Dr Jitendra Singh.

Dr Jitendra Singh gave a patient hearing to the members of delegation and said that he would take up their grievance with the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Besides President Dr. H.P. Singh, other prominent members of the delegation included Dr. Gautam Khatak, Dr. D. Kabi, Dr. Rahul Minotra, Dr. M. Vasu, Dr. Meenakshi Panda and Dr. Nishtha Ramawat.

Source: PIB

Upgradation of posts in the Railways recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission Clearance of DoP&T

Upgradation of posts in the Railways recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission Clearance of DoP&T

No. IV/NFIR/7CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B.
Dated: 12/09/2016
The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi
The Financial Commissioner (Railways),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
railways-7thCPC


Sub: Upgradation of posts in the Railways recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission clearance of DoP&T reg.

Ref: Railway Board's file No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 - RBE No. 93/2016 dated 02/08/20 16 to GMs etc.
The recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission for upgradation of posts for the categories of Railway employees have been referred to Department of Personnel &  Training by the Ministry of Finance for taking a comprehensive view in the matter.

The categories along with details are given below:-

Sl.
No
Name of PostsPara No. of
Report of 7th CPC
VI CPC
Grade Pay
Grade Pay recommended
by 7th CPC
1Senior Section Office
(Accounts)/Senior Travelling
Inspector (Accounts)/Senior
Inspector (Store Accounts)
11.40.5348005400 (PB-2)
2Chemical & Metallurgical
Assistant
11.40.12442004600
3Chemical & Metallurgical
Superintendent
11.40.12446004800
4Assistant Chemist and
Metallurgist
11.40.12448005400 (PB-2)

In view of valid justification and recommendation given by 7th CPC for granting upgradation to higher Grade Pay in the case of above categories, the NFIR requests the Railway Board to kindly approach DoP&T to give clearance for implementation.

NFIR also conveys that there is apprehension among the staff that the approach of Railway Board is lukewarm, and not positive, consequently, the DoP&T is delaying its deci sion to convey approval while the 7th CPC similar recommendations for upgradation of posts in other ministries are being cleared.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board (MS & FC) to kindly impress upon the DoP&T to accept 7th CPC recommendation for upgradation of above mentioned posts early.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Grant of 6600 GP as 3rd MACP to Nursing Personnel in Railways: NFIR

Grant of GP 6600/- in PB-3 as 3rd MACP to Nursing Personnel in Railways-reg.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No.IV/MACPS/09/Part 10
Dated: 12/09/2016
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
MACP-NFIR-RAILWAYS


Sub: Grant of GP 6600/- in PB-3 as 3rd MACP to Nursing Personnel in Railways-reg.
Ref: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s O.M. No. Z-28015/5/2016-N(Pt.) dated 09th September 2016.

Dear Sir,
NFIR invites kind attention of Railway Board to the O.M. dated 09th September 2016 issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (copy enclosed) on the subject relating to granting GP 6600/- (PB-3) as 3rd MACP to the Nursing Personnel of the Central Government. Para A of the said O.M. states that those staff nurses/nursing sisters/assistant nursing superintendents who have been awarded 1st and 2nd financial upgradation under ACP Scheme in the hierarchy of Pay Scales Rs. 5500-9000 and 6500-10500 upto 31st August 2008 are entitled for replacement Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- (PB-2) and Rs. 5400/- (PB-3). In the said para it has also been stated that the 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS wherever granted in GP 5400/- (PB-3), the same be revised to GP 6600/- (PB-3).

From the above decision of the Ministry of Family Health and Welfare, it is clear that those Nursing Personnel in Railways, promoted to Scale Rs. 5500-9000 (V CPC) or got ACP benefit are to be treated as holders of GP 4800/- (PB-2) and those who were in Pay Scale Rs. 6500-10500/7450-11500 either through 2nd ACP or through promotion upto 31st August 2008 be treated as holders of GP 5400/- (PB-3). As the MACPS came into effect from 01/09/2008, those Nursing Personnel who got Grade Pay 5400/- (PB-3) and fulfilled the condition for entitlement of 3rd financial upgradation, they should be granted GP 6600 (PB-3) as 3rd MACP. The Federation states further that the cases of Nursing personnel who have been granted GP 5400 as 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS, needs to be reviewed for granting GP 6600 as 3rd MACP instead GP 5400 (PB-3).

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue modified instructions to the GMs etc., for allowing GP 6600/- (PB-3) as 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS to the Nursing Personnel in lieu of GP 5400 (PB-3).
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Percentage of Posts in Technicians Category in Railways (Skilled to MCM): NFIR

Percentage of Posts in Technicians Category in Railways (Skilled to MCM): NFIR

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3,CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No.II/95/Part IX
Dated: 12/09/2016
The Member Staff
Railway Board,
New Delhi
The Financial Commissioner (Railways),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Revision of percentage distribution of posts in Technicians category implementation of agreement - reg.

On the Charter of Demands of the Federation, informal and formal meetings were held by the Railway Board, chaired by CRB, on 21st & 22nd July 2016 at Rail Bhavan, New Delhi.

On 22nd July 2016, the demand relating to merger of Technicians Grade-II (GP 2400/-) with Technician Grade-I (GP 2800/-) was discussed by the Board with the Federations. Consequently, it was agreed that the percentage distribution of Technicians category shall be revised as indicated below w.e.f. 01/09/2016, while merger issue will be processed separately.

Category/GPExisting(%)Percentage revised (%)
Sr.Tech./42001626
Tech.I/28004451
Tech.II/240020 8
TechIII/19002015
Total100100

In this connection, NFIR brings to the notice of Railway Board that in the wake of orders issued by the Railway Board for implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrices and grant of option for switching over to revised pay, a number of representations being received at this, urging for implementation of the agreement to enable the employees to take a decision for exercising option for revised pay matrix. While the Federation is aware that the proposal is already under process, it may kindly be appreciated that expeditious action is required to be taken for issuing orders which would facilitate staff to exercise option for7th CPC Pay Matrix.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board (MS & FC) to kindly see that orders are issued at the earliest revising the percentages as above with effect from September 1, 2016.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

7th Pay Commission: Good news for central government employees as Centre sets up committee to address pay related anomalies

7th Pay Commission: Good news for central government employees as Centre sets up committee to address pay related anomalies

New Delhi: Central government has finally set up a committee to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission's recommendations under immense pressure from the employees unions.

The committees is expected to examine individual, post and cadre-specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission.

“Anomalies committees will be set up by Department of Personnel and Training to examine individual, post specific and cadre specific anomalies arising out of implementation of the recommendations of the Commission,” the Finance Ministry had said in an order notifying implementation of the pay panel’s recommendations in July.

The committee will have members from the government as well as from the National Council (Joint Consultative Machinery) consisting of representatives of the official side and the staff side.

The panel will be headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and will have around 22 members,

The members from the government side will have Member (Staff) Railway Board, secretaries of Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts, Financial Adviser(Defence Ministry) two joint secretaries from DoPT and Joint Secretary (Personnel) in Finance Ministry will also be part of the panel. A Deputy Secretary of the DoPT will be Member-Secretary of the panel. There will be 13 members from the staff side.

Source: Zee news

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