Wednesday, 5 October 2016

7th CPC on MACP: NFIR opposes the benchmark Very Good

Recommendation of 7th CPC on Modified Assured Career Progress Scheme : NFIR

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railways
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi 110 055

PRESS RELEASE
"Reacting to the news item appearing in The Hindu of 04th October 2016 relating to the acceptance of the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission on Modified Assured Career Progress Scheme (MACPS) and the DoP&T OM dated 27th/28th September 2016, the General Secretary said that while the Government has wrongly accepted the recommendation, at the same time has been spreading wrong news through the media. He said that the Scheme has been existing since 1st September 2008 and is not a new scheme as claimed by the Government.

Dr.Raghavaiah further said that while accepting the 7th CPC recommendations relating to the MACP Scheme for Central Government employees, the Government has totally ignored the agreement reached with the JCM (Staff Side) on 17/07/2012 and 27/07/2012 in the Joint Committee and National Advisory Committee Meetings wherein agreement was reached to maintain the same benchmark as is applicable for filling the vacancies through promotion by selection/non-selection/fitness instead of insisting upon the benchmark ‘Very Good’ recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. Thereafter, the DoP&T vide OM dated 01st November 2010 and 04th October 2012 issued necessary instructions for granting MACP to the Central Government employees.

The Federation takes note that the Government while accepting the 7th CPC recommendations relating to financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to its employees has again taken U-turn and had once again fixed the benchmark Very Good arbitrarily for granting financial upgradation mainly to deny the legitimate benefit to its employees without any dialogue with JCM (Staff Side) the machinery setup to deal with the issues of Central Government employees which is totally unjustified.

The Federation strongly opposes the move of the Government for which communications have already been sent by the Federation twice to the Cabinet Secretary on 2nd August and 23rd August 2016 to respect the bilateral agreement reached with the JCM (Staff Side) and restore the decision given vide DoP&T OM dated 01/ll/20l0 and 04/10/2012 without making any change on the settled issue.

The General Secretary, NFIR hopes that the Government would consider the above points and rectify the mistake soon duly restoring the earlier instructions of DoP&T to honor the commitment made to the Staff Side.

04th October 2016
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

7th Pay Commission : Government accepts Proposals on Promotion for Employees

7th Pay Commission : Government accepts Proposals on Promotion for Employees. The ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions issued a notification to the effect on September 28 2016.

The central government has accepted the 7th Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations on time-bound promotion for Central government employees that will ensure at least one career progression every 10 years.

The 7th pay commission in its November 2015 report had said that despite demands for increasing the frequency of time bound promotion, it had decided to retain the existing scheme, known as Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS).

The ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions issued a notification to the effect on September 28 2016.

The 7th pay commission report said that resentment over the existing pay structures that prompted the demand have been addressed by rationalisation of pay levels, abolition of pay band and grade pay Report of the Seventh CPC 82 Index and introduction of a matrix based open pay structure.

Hence, there is no justification for increasing the frequency of MACP and it will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay matrix, the employees will move to the immediate next level in the hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the pay matrix, the CPC report had recommended.

This has been accepted by the Central government.

The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before, the September 28 notification read.

The Central government also approved the 7th pay commission recommendations on performance appraisal for employees to qualify under the MACP.

There is, however, one significant aspect where this Commission feels that a change is required. This is with regard to the benchmark for performance appraisal for MACP as well as for regular promotion. The Commission recommends that this benchmark, in the interest of improving performance level, be enhanced from Good to Very Good.  In addition, introduction of more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of MACP can also be considered by the government, the CPC had proposed.

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees : Click here to check the pdf.

The changes will be effective from July 25 2016.

Source: yahoo news

Meeting of the Committee set up to examine feasibility of implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners

Meeting of the Committee set up to examine feasibility of implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners

No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G.and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated the 26th September, 2016
To,
The Secretary,
National Council (Staff Side)
JCM for Central Government Employees,
13C, Firozshah Road,
New Delhi - 110001

Subject: Meeting of the Committee set up to examine feasibility of implementation of recommendation of 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners - reg.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to say that a Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension) has been constituted to examine the feasibility of implementation of the first option recommended by the 7th CPC in para 10.1.67 (i) and para 10.2.87 applicable to the Central Civil pensioners and Defence pensioners respectively.

2. A meeting of the Committee with the JCM (Staff Side) for Central Government Employees is proposed to be held on 06.10.2016 at 3.00 p.m. at Conference Hall, 5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi to discuss this issue. It is requested that the same of the member nominated to attend the said meeting may kindly be intimated.

3. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.
sd/-
(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)
Harjit.singh59@nic.in
s.chakrabarti75@gov.in
Source: Confederation

7th CPC Allowances : Meeting with JCM Staff Side on 13.10.2016

7th CPC Allowances : Meeting with JCM Staff Side on 13.10.2016

MEETING UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SECRETARY (P) WITH THE SECRETARY STAFF SIDE, (NC) JCM TO FIRM THE VIEW ON VARIOUS ALLOWANCES PERTAINING TO DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING ON 13.10.2016 AT 3.00 PM.
IMMEDIATE
MEETING NOTICE
No.6/8/2016-PIC
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 30th September, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Meeting under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) with the Secretary Staff Side, NC (JCM) to firm up the view on various allowances pertaining to Department of Personnel & Training on 13/10/2016 at 3.00 PM

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Expenditure’s meeting of committee on Allowances held on 01.09.2016 and to say that a meeting to discuss the various allowances pertaining to DoPT is scheduled to be held under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (P) on 13th October, 2016 at 15.00 Hrs in Room No.190, North Block, New Delhi.

2. It is requested to kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.
sd/-
(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (CPC)
Source: Confederation

JCM: Agenda Items for the meeting of Standing Committee

JCM: Agenda Items for the meeting of Standing Committee

F.No.3/3/2016-JCA-I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 27th September, 2016
To,
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary,
National Council Staff Side (JCM)
13-C, Firozshah Road,
New Delhi

Subject: Agenda Items for the meeting of Standing Committee.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to letter No.NC/JCM/2016 and NC/JCM-2016/C.S. (PM) dated 12.08.2016 and to state that a meeting of Standing Committee is scheduled to be held on 13th October 2016 (Thursday) at 4.30 p.m. in the chairmanship of Secretary (P).

2. You are requested to send agenda items for the above said meeting to this Department.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Tel: (23040255)
Source: Confederation

Government reduces interest rate on GPF to 8 percent

Government reduces interest rate on GPF to 8 percent

New Delhi: In a move which will hurt millions of employees, the government has reduced interest rate on contributions to General Provident Fund (GPF) and other similar funds to 8% from October 1 to December 31 for fiscal 2016-17.

The interest rate on such funds was 8.1% from April, 2016, while it was at 8.7 per cent for the previous fiscal.

It is announced … that during the year 2016-2017, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8.0% (Eight per cent) w.e.f. 1st October, 2016 to 31st December, 2016, the Finance Ministry Resolution said today.
The reduction of increased interest rate will be available to subscribers of Contributory Provident Fund (India), All India Services Provident Fund, State Railway Provident Fund and General Provident Fund (Defence Services).

Contributors to Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund, Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund, Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund, Defence Services Officers Provident Fund and Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund will also hurt from the move.

Rate of interest on GPF is generally fixed after taking into consideration the average secondary market yields on government securities of similar maturity.

OROP: Veterans to get Full Pension as Service Limit goes

OROP: Veterans to get Full Pension as Service Limit goes

After years of dithering, the Centre has finally acted on its promise of One Rank One Pension (OROP).
In a September 30 letter addressed to the Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force, the Ministry of Personnel informed them about the notification on pension benefits as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

The three services had earlier decided not to implement the Seventh CPC award till the Narendra Modi government rectified what they had termed as anomalies.

Disability pension
While the defence personnel had every reason to be pleased with the latest decision on pension awards, there were murmurs of protest over the reluctance of the Centre to re-visit the recommendations on disability pension. Prior to the latest notification, all the ex-servicemen who were re-employed and retired from Central Government Departments (like Central Excise, Customs, Income Tax, Railways, Postal, Telecom, AIR, Doordarshan etc.) were paid pro-rata pension with 33 years’ service required for full pension.
Most of the ex-servicemen re-employed were retiring before completing 33 years. Therefore all these personnel were paid pro-rata pension. However, all that changed after a Supreme Court judgment earlier in the year.

The OROP issue became a major bone of contention in 2015 between the defence personnel and the Modi government with the former charging it of backtracking on its 2014 general election manifesto promise.

Arrears payment
As a result of the notification, OROP stands implemented with effect from December 2015 and beneficiaries would be paid arrears in the next few months. In short, the revised consolidated pension and family pension of pre-2006 armed forces pensioners shall not be less than 50 and 30 per cent of the minimum in the pay of the rank.

An example of how it would translate into reality in the case of a Colonel with 33 years of service shows that the pension would be Rs. 92,854 per month. Arrears from January to June would be Rs. 69,370 per month and from July to October Rs. 35,371 and total arrears would be Rs. 104741.

Source: The Hindu

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