Thursday, 29 September 2016

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus to railway employees: 78 days


Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus to railway employees

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2015 to 16. The approval entails a financial implication of approximately Rs.2090.96 crore.

Payment of PLB would result in motivating a large number of railway employees to improve the performance of the Railways and enhance the productivity levels further besides maintaining industrial peace.

The payment of this Bonus to eligible Railway Employees will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays.

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DPE issues guidelines to expedite the process for clousure of CPSEs


DPE issues guidelines to expedite the process for clousure of CPSEs.

Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprise has recently issued guidelines to expedite the process for closure of CPSEs so that all administrative Ministries would follow uniform procedure for closure of the CPSEs. Earlier, DPE had issued guidelines for “streamlining the mechanism for revival and restructuring of sick/ incipient sick and weak Central Public Sector Enterprises: General principles and mechanism of restricting”. As per these guidelines, the CPSEs were to be categorized into strategic and non-strategic and revival/restructuring strategy was prescribed. However, there are certain CPSEs in non-strategic sector which have no scope for revival and are to be closed in a time bound manner. Since there are employees working in these CPSEs, Government decided that closure should not cause hardship to them and has now laid down a uniform policy to give workers VRS at 2007 notional pay scale irrespective of the pay scale in which they are working.

The guidelines also prescribe the modalities for disposal of movable assets and immovable assets. The guidelines prescribe that leasehold land would be dealt as per the terms of the lease and freehold land would be offered in following order of priority:-

(i) Central Government Departments.

(ii) Central Government bodies/CPSEs.

(iii) State Government Departments.

(iv) State Government bodies/State PSEs/State authorities.

In case the above categories are not interested in taking the land for six months, then the land would be auctioned through MSTC to any entity so that it can be put to productive use.

Source: PIB News

Cabinet gives ex post facto approval to Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2003 and Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2014

Cabinet gives ex post facto approval to Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2003 and Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2014

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex post facto approval for the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2003 launched on 14th July, 2003 and Varistha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2014 launched on 14th August, 2014. The Cabinet also granted approval for expenditure incurred on subsidy amount released to LIC during the period of 2003 to 04 to 2014 to 15 for VPBY, 2003 and approval to incur expenditure on VPBY, 2003 and 2014 from the financial year 2015 to 16 onwards.

The Schemes are implemented through Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India, and the difference between the actual yield earned by LIC on the funds invested under the Scheme and the assured return committed by the Government is paid as subsidy to LIC.

Both are pension schemes intended to give an assured minimum pension to the Senior Citizens based on an assured minimum return on the subscription amount. The pension is envisaged until death from the date of subscription, with payback of the subscription amount on death of the subscriber to the nominee.

Both the schemes VPBY 2003 and VPBY 2014 are closed for future subscriptions. However, policies sold during the currency of policy are being serviced as per the commitment of guaranteed 9% return assured by the Government under the schemes. VPBY-2014 was open from 14th August, 2014 to 14th August, 2015. As on 31sl March, 2016, a total number of 3,17,991 annuitants are being benefited under VPBY 2014. Similarly, a total number of 2,84,699 annuitants are being benefited under VPBY- 2003 as on 31st March, 2016.

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Adoption of revision of pay of employees stagnating at the maximum of the Pay Band/Scale in pre-revised structure under 7th CPC pay structure: Railway Board Order

RBE Adoption of revision of pay of employees stagnating at the maximum of the Pay Band/Scale in pre revised structure under 7th CPC pay structure

Adoption of revision of pay of employees stagnating at the maximum of the Pay Band/Scale in pre-revised structure under 7th CPC pay structure: Railway Board Order RBE No. 112/2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
S. No. 7/PC-VII
RBE No.: 112/2016
File No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/4
New Delhi, dated: 22.09.2016
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All lndia Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub:  Adoption of revision of pay of employees stagnating at the maximum of the Pay Band/Scale in pre revised structure under 7th CPC pay structure.

Consequent upon notification of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, the issue of provision of additional increment in the revised pay structure on 01.01.2016 in the case of employees who had been stagnating at the maximum of the Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale in the pre-revised pay structure of 6th CPC has been examined by Ministry of Finance.

2. It is clarified that in case of persons who had been drawing maximum of the applicable Pay Band and Grade Pay or Scale in 6th CPC, as the case may be, for more than two years as on 01.01.2016; one increment in the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix in 7th CPC shall be granted on 01.01.2016 for every two completed years of stagnation at the maximum of the said Pay Band and Grade Pay or Scale. Grant of additional increment (S) shall be subject to condition that the pay arrived at after grant of such increment does not exceed the maximum of the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix of 7th CPC.

Illustrations:
(Amount in Rs.)
Pay Band and Grade Pay or ScalePB-4 (37400 to 67000), GP 10000HAG (67000 to 79000)
Maximum of the applicable Pay Band
and Grade Pay or Scale
7700079000
Date on which pay was fixed at maximum of the applicable Pay Band and Grade Pay or Scale01.07.201401.07.2013
Revised Pay in the applicable Level in the new Pay Matrix199600205100
No. Of years completed at maximum of the applicable Pay Band and Grade Pay or Scale as on 01.01.20161 year and 6 months2 years and 6 months
No. of increment(s) to be granted on 01.01.2016Nil01
Revised Pay after grant of increment on 01.01.2016199600211300

4. After fixation of pay on 01.01.2016 as indicated above, the date of increment shall be regulated as per the provisions of Rule 10 of Railway Services ( Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Comission-VII
Railway Board
Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS (RP) Rules, 2016


Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS (RP) Rules, 2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
S. No. 6/PC VII
RBE No.: 113/2016
File No. PC VII/2016/RSRP/3
New Delhi, dated: 26.09.2016
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

The recommendations of 7th CPC w.r.t. bunching of stages has been examined by Ministry of Finance and it has been decided that in. cases where in revision of pay, the pay of Government servants drawing pay at two or more stages in pre-revised Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale, as the case may be, get fixed at same Cell in the applicable Level in the new Pay Matrix, one additional increment shall be given for every two stages bunched and the pay of Government servant drawing higher pay in pre-revised structure shall be fixed in the next vertical Cell in the applicable Level.

2. . For this purpose, pay drawn by two Government servants in a given Pay Band and Grade pay or Scale where the higher pay is at least 3% more than the lower pay shall constitute two stages. Officers drawing pay where the difference is less than 3% shall not be entitled for this benefit.

3. . As per illustration given in para 5.1.37 of the Report of the 7th Central Pay Commission, if two persons drawing pay of Rs. 53,000 and Rs. 54,590 in the GP Rs. 10,000 are to be fitted in the new Pay Matrix, the person drawing pay of Rs. 53,000 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will expect a pay corresponding to Rs.1,36,210 and the person drawing pay of Rs. 54,590 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57. will expect a pay corresponding to Rs. 1,40,296. Revised pay of both should ideally by fixed in the first cell of Level 14 in the pay of Rs. 1,44,200 but to avoid bunching the person drawing pay of Rs. 54,590 will get fixed in second cell of Level 14 in the pay of Rs. 1,48,500.
sd/-
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
Source: indianrailways

Medical Insurance Scheme for Bank Employees and Officers who have retired after 1.10.2015


Medical Insurance Scheme for Bank Employees and Officers who have retired after 1.10.2015

Continuation of Medical Expenses Reimbursement Insurance Scheme for employees/officers who have retired after 1.10.2015.

CIRCULAR TO ALL UNITS
8th August, 2016
Dear Comrades,

Reg: Continuation of Medical Expenses Reimbursement Insurance Scheme for employees/officers who have retired after 1.10.2015.

In terms of the 10th Bipartite Settlement and Joint Note on Officers Wage Revision, Banks have introduced the Medical Expenses Reimbursement Insurance Scheme and all employees and officers have been covered by the Scheme from 1.10.2015. Since the Policy commenced from 1st October, 2015, it will end on 30th September, 2016. Our Settlement / Scheme provides that employees/officers who retired during this period will continue to be covered by the policy upto 30.9.2016 and can continue in the Scheme thereafter on payment of the requisite premium.

However, the Insurance Policy for the retirees commenced from 1.11.2015 and comes to an end on 31.10.2015.In order to ensure coverage of the Policy for this interim period of one month ( 1.10.2016 to 31.10.2016), we took up the matter with IBA.

It is informed that United India Insurance Company has clarified to all the Banks that such retirees can continue in the Scheme by remitting one month pro rata premium amount to cover upto 31.10.2016 and thereafter pay annual premium for future.

Alternatively instead of remitting one month pro.rata premium now and 12 months premium again thereafter, the retirees can also remit 13 months premium now and be covered upto 31.10.2017.

Units are requested to follow up the matter with their respective managements and ensure that retirees are covered by the policy as above.
With greetings,
Yours comradely,
S.NAGARAJAN
GENERAL SECRETARY
AIBOA
C.H.VENKATACHALAM
GENERAL SECRETARY
AIBEA
Clarification from United Insurance Co.to all Banks dt.18.7.2016

Subject: IBA MEDICAL INSURANCE : COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES RETIRED UPTO SEP 2016

Dear Sir/Madam,
With regard to the inclusion of the employees who have retired during the current policy upto Sep 30th, you may collect 1 month pro.rata premium for including them in the current retire policy which is expiring on OCT 30th. Thereafter, again 12 months premium is to be collected for including them in the policy starting from NOV 1st.

Alternatively instead of collecting premium 2 times, you may collect premium for 13 months.
Please keep ready the list of employees who have retired during the currency of the present employee policy.
The amount of premium to be collected shall be communicated to you in due course.

Source: http://aibea.in/

Exemption of Road Toll Tax to Defence Civilians


Exemption of Road Toll Tax to Defence Civilians

REF: BPMS / MoD / 90th SCM (4/1/M)
Dated: 26.09.2016
To,
The Dy Secretary (CP)
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
B Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Exemption of Road Toll Tax to Defence Civilians

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the Agenda Point No. 65 raised by this federation BPMS in the Steering Committee meeting for the 90th Departmental Council (JCM) (MoD) held on 27.09.2013 {Refer MoD F.No. 5(2)/2013/D(JCM), Dated 24.09.2013}. This federation BPMS submitted that Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways have issued a notification vide Notice No. NH 11065/12/2003 P&M, dated 15.09.2004 to Secretary, PWD of all States/Union Territories and National Highways Authority of India clarifying that the provisions of Indian Tolls (Army and Air Force) Act, 1901 is applicable to all States and National Highways whereby Army personnel are exempted from paying tolls on roads and highways in the States/Union Territories for their private vehicles irrespective of whether they are on duty or not.

This Federation has firm belief that the defence civilians are also integral part of Defence Forces and they perform their duties in almost similar conditions of uniform personnel without any extra financial benefits. Hence, they (Defence civilians) also deserve to be granted the benefits to some extent on par with uniform personnel.

In this regard, D(Mov) offered its comments (copy enclosed for ready reference) that the subject matter was not being dealt with by D(Mov).

Therefore, you are requested to take appropriate action so that Defence Civilians may also be exempted from paying tolls on roads and highways in the States/Union Territories for their private vehicles.

Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM II Level Council (MOD)
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Source: BPMS

Promotion to the post of Supervisor (NT) from Leading Fireman: Norms Relaxation in OFB


Promotion to the post of Supervisor (NT) from Leading Fireman: Norms Relaxation in OFB.

REF: BPMS / MoD / 90th SCM (4/1/M) Dated: 26.09.2016

To,
The Under Secretary D (Estt./NG)
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
B Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Promotion to the post of Supervisor (NT) from Leading Fireman: Norms Relaxation in OFB.

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the Agenda Point No. 63 raised by this federation BPMS in the Steering Committee meeting for the 90th Departmental Council (JCM) (MoD) held on 27.09.2013 {Refer MoD F.No. 5(2)/2013/D(JCM), Dated 24.09.2013}. This federation submitted that Hon’ble CAT/Principal Bench, New Delhi in OA No. 1396 of 2008 Shri M.R.Meena Vs Union of India has ordered that parity should be maintained between Leading Hand Fire with other feeder grades (viz. LDC, Photographer, Telephone Operator II & Subedar Durwan) for the promotion to the post of Supervisor (Non Technical).
According to existing SRO 30, dated 14.07.2010, Ministry of Defence, Ordnance Factories, Supervisor (Non-Technical) and Telephone Operator Grade II Group C Posts Recruitment Rules, 2010, 50% vacant posts of Supervisor (Non-Tech) will be filled up by promotion from Photographer, Telephone Operator Grade-II, Subedar Durwan and Leading Hand Fire. This fifty per cent post of Supervisor (NT) may be filled up by 64% from the Leading Hand Fires in the Pay Band I Rs. (5200 to 20200) plus Grade Pay of Rs. 2000/- with five years of regular service in the grade and possessing any of the following qualification:
(a) having passed the Senior Fire Supervisory Course from Defence Institute of Fire Research, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi; or
(b) having passed the Sub Officer's Course from National Fire Service College, Nagpur or any other recognized institute; or
(c) having passed Station Officer's Course or Assistant Divisional Officer's or Divisional Officer's Course from National Fire Service College, Nagpur or any other recognized institute;
or
(d) Degree in Fire Engineering from Nagpur University or any other recognized institute; or
(e) having passed Graduateship from Institute of Fire Engineers United Kingdom or Graduateship from Institute of Fire Engineers India
It is to be noted that this fifty per cent post will be be filled up by 17% from amongst Telephone Operators in the Pay Band I Rs. (5200 to 20200) plus GP Rs. 1900/- with 08 years regular service; 12% from Subedar Durwan in the Pay band of Rs. (4400 to 7440) plus GP Rs. 1600/- with 14 years regular service in the grade; 7% from Photographer in the Pay band I Rs. (5200 to 20200) plus GP Rs. 1900/- with 08 years regular service. From above it is seen that Leading Hand Fire should have more qualification in comparison to the other feeder categories for Supervisor (NT) whereas all the incumbents have to perform the same responsibility with the same Grade Pay, i.e. Rs. 2400/- (Pre Revised Rs. 4000 to 6000).

It is to be kept in the mind that Vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Notification G.S.R. 622(E), dated 29.08.2008 CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 has been introduced and the First Schedule Part-B, Section II states that Station Officer’s pay scale Rs. (4000 to 6000) (Fire Fighting Staff) has been upgraded to Rs. (4500 to 7000) and revised to GP Rs. 2800/-, whereas Supervisor (NT) is being granted the GP Rs. 2400/- on promotion from the post of Leading Hand Fire. Thus, the provisions of SRO 30 have not been framed considering the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 as the qualification of only one of the feeder posts Leading Hand Fire has been enhanced but the Grade Pay of promotional post Supervisor (NT) for Fire Fighting Staff has not been enhanced to Rs. 2800/-

In this regards, comments offered by D(Estt./NG) is enclosed for your ready reference. Therefore, your attention is invited to Rule 6 of SRO 30 which empowers the Central Government to relax the provisions of these rules to any class or category of persons and you are requested to take appropriate action so that existing Leading Hand Fire incumbents who are not fulfilling the requisite qualification may also be promoted to the post of Supervisor (NT) by granting relaxation in qualification as mentioned here in above.

Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
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Source: BPMS

Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys: BPMS


Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys: BPMS

REF: BPMS / MoD / MACP / 64 (7/3/M)
Dated: 26.09.2016
To,
The Under Secretary D (Estt./NG)
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
B Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys.

Sir,
With due regards, it is submitted that this federation has raised an issue in JCM III Level Council (OFB) for grant of financial upgradation in promotional hierarchy under ACP Scheme to those Durwan, Jamadar Durwan, Subedar Durwan who have completed 12 yrs or 24 yrs of regular service upto 31.08.2008.

In turn OFB is communicating that a proposal has been forwarded to MoD with necessary recommendations of OFB but the matter is pending with MoD till date. Therefore, you are requested to expedite the matter so that Durwan, Jamadar Durwan & Subedar Durwan may be granted financial upgradations in promotional hierarchy without further delay.
Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
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Source: BPMS

7th Pay Commission : Allowances Report to be Delayed by a Week As FM too busy with political agenda


7th Pay Commission : Allowances Report to be Delayed by a Week As FM too busy with political agenda

The submission of report on allowances is likely to be delayed by a week, primarily because of the Uri terror attack on an army base in Jammu and Kashmir and partly because of the BJP national executive meet held in the Kerala city of Kozhikode.

Sources said, The report of special committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is to be delayed because of Uri attack and BJP national executive meet held in Kozhikode, Kerala.

An official in Anonymous said, The report of special committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is to be delayed because of Uri attack and BJP national executive meet held in Kozhikode, Kerala. The committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission could not submit its report as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was too busy due to political developments post attack on Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri and BJP’s national executive meet.

The report of the committee on allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was to submit last week but the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was too busy with political agenda for the both incidents that so fatter allowances was not prioritised, sources in Finance Ministry quoted.

The committee on allowances was ready to submit its report even two months in advance. The committee is likely to call on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in this week, if the political situation returns to normal, sources added.

The 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances. The government while issuing the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission had announced to set up a special committee to examine the recommendations on allowances. The Committee was given four months to submit its report on allowances. The committee met employees unions leaders on August 4 and September 1 respectively before preparing its report. However the submission of the report is likely to be delayed by a week now.

The pay commission resolution issued on July 25 said, till a final decision on allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from January 1, 2016. The allowances had been a major bone of contention amongst majority of the central government employees.

The government issued the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in July. The 7th Pay Commission notification confirmed that central government employees will get 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels, which is the lowest in 70 years. The Cabinet also approved the increase in minimum pay Rs 18,000 from existing Rs 7,000.

Source: India.com

In order to facilitate the declarants, counters for receiving declarations under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016


In order to facilitate the declarants, counters for receiving declarations under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016 to remain functional till 12:00 midnight on 30th September, 2016.

In order to facilitate the declarants who would like to file the declaration in paper form under the Income Declaration Scheme, 2016, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued instructions to all Principal Chief Commissioners of Income Tax across India to ensure that arrangements are made for receiving such declarations till midnight of 30.09.2016.

Declarations can also be made online as well as in printed copies of the prescribed form upto midnight on 30th September, 2016.

Accordingly, the counters for receiving declarations under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016 shall be functional till 12:00 midnight on 30th September, 2016.

The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 came into effect from 1st June, 2016. It provides an opportunity to persons who have not paid full taxes in the past to come forward and declare their undisclosed income and assets.

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DA & Linking Factor What's expected? DA Announcement and linking factor explored.


DA & Linking Factor  What's expected?  DA Announcement and linking factor explored.

As you all know that DA is calculated based on AICPIN.

AICPIN is calculated based on the inflation and the cost of living in various cities. So, what's going to happen in 7th Pay Commission, let's read.

In Pay Commission III, the base year was used as (1960 =100).
In 4th Pay Commission, the DA was decided to pay twice a year and also for calculating the DA value the percentage increase in the 12 monthly average of All India Consumer Price Index (base 1960). Also the base year was (1982=100) as the base year.

In 5th Pay Commission, the DA was decided based on (1982=100) as the base year.
In 6th Pay Commission, the DA was decided based on (2001=100) as the base year.
In 7th Pay Commission, should we expect to have the base year as (2011=100)?

When the DA calculation change happened from base year 1982 to base year as 2001, there were a steep increase in the DA percentage, this is because the cost of living has increased multifold and also various cities and items was also included while calculating the real DA.

So, what's been recommend in the 7th CPC Report
Keeping in mind that the present formulation of DA has worked well over the years, and there are no demands for its alteration, the Commission recommends continuance of the existing formula and methodology for calculating the Dearness Allowance and also check out the gazette notification changes where the linking factor has been included as on AICPIN value as 2016.

IV. Dearness Allowance
Sl.No.Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay CommissionDecision of the Chief Justice of India
1.Existing formula and methodology for calculating Dearness Allowance to continue (Para 8.17.37 of the Report) Accepted. The reference base for calculation of Dearness Allowance after coming into force of the revised Pay Structure shall undergo change accordingly and will be linked to the average index as on 01.01.2016

Though in (2001=100) the linking factor was 4.63, this lead to the calculation of DA with the average index as 115.76 as per 2005. For example, (2005 , 12 Month Average Index  536, so the linking factor as per record was 4.63).

All India and Centre-wise Linking factors between New Series of Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001 = 100 and the previous series on base 1982=100 (General Index).

Table No. 9.01

GROUP WISE LINKING FACTORS BETWEEN CURRENT SERIES OF ALL INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS

FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS ON BASE: 2001 = 100 AND THE PREVIOUS SERIES ON BASE: 1982 = 100

GroupLinking Factor
I-AFood Group4.58
I-BPan. Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants6.16
IIFuel & Light4.77
IIIHousing6.18
IVClothing. Bedding & Footwear3.22
VMiscellaneous4.55
GENERAL INDEX4.63

Note: Figures on previous base 1982 = 100 can be obtained by multiplying the Index Number on current base 2001 = 100 by the linking factor and rounding off the result to the nearest whole number.
As you all now understand that the linking factor play a major role in getting the DA value, but the linking factor for year 2016 .

I was not able to find this data in Labour Bureau . We assume that if the linking factor of 2016 used, then we expect to get a higher DA percentage (assumption). This means it would be a real DA value as it would include various cities and the current inflation and CPI.

We hope that when the results are out they would be using the linking factor of 2016 as the gazette notification has this mentioned. Normally the DA announcement is release in September 1st week or 2nd week and hope this is announced shortly.

Source :  7thpaycommissionnews.com

PLB to Railway staff will be disbursed before Pooja Festival

PLB to Railway staff will be disbursed before Pooja Festival

The Addl. Member Staff Railway Board, Shri Anand Mathur, has intimated today, i.e. 26.09.2016, AIRF leadership that, Railway Board's orders for Restructuring of Technicians, to which an agreement was arrived at in Full Board Meeting held on 22.07.2016, will be issued in this week, and payment of 78 day PLB @ Rs.7000 p.m. will be made to all the Group C and D railwaymen well before Pooja Festival.

Source: AIRF

IPS (Pay) Rules, 2016


IPS (Pay) Rules, 2016
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSION
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 23rd September, 2016

G.S.R. 910(E). In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951) and in supersession of the Indian Police Service (Pay) Rules, 2007, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government after consultation with the Governments of the States concerned, hereby makes the following rules namely:

1. Short title and commencement. (1) These rules may be called the Indian Police Service (Pay) Rules, 2016.

3. Levels in Pay Matrix and appointment in these Levels : (1) Pay Matrix: The level of pay in the Pay Matrix admissible to a member of service which shall be deemed to have come into force from the 1st day of January, 2016 shall be as follows :

(a) Junior Scale Level 10 in the Pay Matrix
(b) Senior Scale
(i) Senior Time Scale Level 11 in the Pay Matrix
(ii) Junior Administrative Grade Level 12 in the Pay Matrix
(iii) Selection Grade Level 13 in the Pay Matrix
(c) Super Time Scale
(i) Deputy Inspector General of Police Level 13A in the Pay Matrix
(ii) Inspector General of Police Level 14 in the Pay Matrix
(d) Above Super Time Scale
(i)Additional Director General of Police Level 15 in the Pay Matrix
(ii) HAG + Level 16 in the Pay Matrix
(iii) Apex Scale Level 17 in the Pay Matrix
ILLUSTRATIONS: (1) Bunching of stages in the revised pay structure: If two members of Service drawing pay of Rs. 53,000 and Rs. 54,590 in the GP 10000 are to be fitted in the new pay matrix, the member of Service drawing pay of Rs. 53,000 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will expect a pay corresponding to Rs. 1,36,210 and the member of Service drawing pay of Rs. 54,590 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will expect a pay corresponding to Rs. 1,40,296. Revised pay of both should ideally be fixed in the first cell of level 14 in the pay of Rs. 1,44,200 but to avoid bunching the member of Services drawing pay of Rs. 54,590 will get fixed in second cell of level 14 in the pay of Rs. 1,48,500. [Proviso under rule 4(A)(ii)] (2) Additional increment for stagnation at the maximum of the Pay Band and Grade Pay or Scale:

Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale PB-4 (37400 to 67000), GP 10000 HAG (67000 to79000)
Maximum of the applicable Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale77000Rs. 79000
Date on which pay fixed at maximum of the applicable Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale01.07.201401.07.2013
Revised Pay in the applicable Level in the new Pay Matrix199600205100
No. of years completed at maximum as on 01.01.20161 year and 6 months2 years and 6 months
No. of Increment (s) to be granted on 01.01.2016Nil01
Revised Pay after grant of increment on 01.01.2016199600211300

After fixation of pay on 01.01.2016 as indicated above, the date of increment shall be regulated as per the provisions of Rule 8 of IPS(Pay) Rules, 2016. [Proviso under rule 8(1)(b)]

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7th Pay Commission recommendation on CGHS to Postal Pensioners, NFPE writes to Got on Extending CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners


7th Pay Commission recommendation on CGHS to Postal Pensioners, NFPE writes to Got on Extending CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi 110 001
Ref: PF/CGHS/Pensioners
Dated: 23.09.2016
To
Shri B.V.Sudhakar
Secretary
Department Of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi 110 001

Sir,
Sub: Extending CGHS facilities to Postal Pensioners reg.

As you are aware, now the postal pensioners are not extended the facilities under CGHS. We have been taking up the case with the Government and also with the Department of Posts, but till date no favourable orders have been issued. In Kerala Postal Circle CGHS facility is extended to all postal pensioners also as per the judgment delivered by the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala, Ernakulam.

We have submitted memorandum to chairman 7th CPC also appealing to Consider out request judiciously and favourably. Fortunately, the 7th CPC has given the following favourable recommendations in its reports submitted to Government on 19.11.2015.

Para 9.5.18 (ii)
The commission recommends that remaining 33 Postal Dispensaries should be merged with CGHS. The Commission further recommends that all postal pensioners, irrespective of their participation in CGHS while in service, should be covered under CGHS after making requisite subscription.

In view of the above unambiguous recommendation of the 7th CPC and also the judgment of the Kerala High Court which already stands implemented in Kerala State, I request you to take up the case with appropriate authorities so that orders will be issued at the earliest extending the facilities of CGHS to all postal Pensioner and thereby ending the suffering of lakhs of postal pensioners.
Yours faithfully,
(R.K.Parashar)
Secretary General
Source: NFPE

Good News For Railwaymen: Centre May Announce 78 Day Wages As Bonus


Good News For Railwaymen: Centre May Announce 78 Day Wages As Bonus

Ahead of the festive season, railway employees are likely to get 78 day wages as bonus this year, the same as in the last four years despite the financial crunch.

We have demanded 78 day wages as productivity linked bonus (PLB) for railway employee this year and expecting the government to declare the same next week,"National Federation of Indian Railwaymen General Secretary M Raghavaiah told Press Trust of India.

Productivity linked bonus is paid to about 12 lakh railway employees each year before the Dussehra festival.
Mr Raghavaiah said the 78 day wage is expected to be around Rs. 18,000 per employee. In 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 also, 78 day wages were also given as PLB to railway employees.
Facing a shortfall of about Rs. 10,000 crore in the earnings due to slowdown in loadings and drop of passengers in short train journey, the railways will get the cabinet approval for the 78 day bonus proposal next week.

The bonus decision is expected to cost the railways about Rs. 2000 crore.

All-India Railwaymen’s Federation General Secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra said the bonus is expected to motivate the employees to improve the financial position of the public transporter.

Mr Mishra said, "Since the PLB ceiling has been revised to Rs. 7000 from Rs. 3500, we expect each employee will get double the amount as against the last year’s bonus."

Last year, the minimum bonus paid was Rs. 8,975 per employee.

PLB covers all non gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) spread over the entire country.

Source : NDTV

Central Government has a proposal to Pay 1% DA from July 2016 as an interim Measure


Central Government has a proposal to Pay 1% DA from July 2016 as an interim Measure

DA from July 2016 as an interim Measure


The Sources Close to the Ministry of finance informed that there is proposal to Pay 1% DA from July as an interim Measure.It is said that the Central Government has not yet decided about the DA rates in Revised Pay scale.

Sources close to Finance Ministry told that the initial installment of DA to central government employees on the revised pay structure w.e.f 1.7.2016 is under consideration. Mean time there is a proposal to pay the DA from July 2016 at the rate of 1% to all CG Staffs. It will be a shocking news for CG Staff, since they are already expecting 2 to 3% DA from July 2016.

PRU is asked to submit Financial Implication of 1% DA

But the fact is the Department of Expenditure has directed the PRU of the Finance Ministry to furnish the details of additional Financial Implications for 1% increase of DA with effect from 1.7.2016 on the revised Pay Structure.

Further the Pay Research Unit has been requested to furnish financial implications for the Period of July 2016 to February 2017 on account of granting 1% DA from July 2016 to all central government employees including Armed Forces and UT Employees.

According to the above information, it is believed that announcement of 1% DA for July installment may be made any time soon.

Source: http://govtstaffnews.in/

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