Wednesday, 2 November 2016

7th CPC : 5th Meeting of Committee on Allowances for Postal Department

7th CPC : 5th Meeting of Committee on Allowances for Postal Department

7cpc-allowance

No. 7-3/2016-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Date: 01.11.2016
To
1. Shri R.N. Prashar,
Secretary General,
National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE),
7th Floor, North Avenue, PO Building,
New Delhi - 110001.

2. Shri.D.Theagarajan,
Secretary General,
Federation of National Postal Organization (FNPO),
T-24, P&T Atul Grove Road,
New Delhi -110001.

3. Shri Shivkant Mishra,
Secretary General,
Bhartiya Postal Employees Federation (BPEF)
T-21 Atul Grove Road,
New Delhi -110001

Sub : 5th Meeting of Committee on Allowances constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding Allowances.

Sirs,
The 5th Meeting of the Committee on Allowances is scheduled to be held on 3rd November 2016 at 5.00 PM in Room No. 72, North Block, New Delhi under the chairmanship of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure). During the meeting the allowances relating to Department of Posts will be discussed.

2. In this context, the Implementation Cell, Department of Expenditure has requested to send the names of members of such recoged Associations who will present their views on the allowances recommended by the 7th CPC relating to Department of Posts in the meeting to be held on 03.11.2016. Accordingly, it has been decided to invite General Secretaries of. all three federations to attend the said meeting.

3. It is therefore requested to kindly attend the 5th Meeting as scheduled on 03.11.2016 on allowances relating to Department of Posts.
Yours faithfully,
(S.V. Rao)
Director (Establishment)
Source : confederationhq.blogspot.in

7th Pay Commission: Fatter allowances awaits cabinet approval

7th Pay Commission: Fatter allowances awaits cabinet approval

New Delhi: Fatter allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, which has been finalized by the Committee on Allowances headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, awaits the approval of the Union Cabinet.

It may come up in the Cabinet meetings in this month, say sources in Finance Ministry.

The Cabinet meetings in this month is understood to approve the proposal of Committee on Allowances, which has been constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances other than dearness allowance for cabinet nod as the pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances. So, there was resentment among employees over suggestions to scrap some allowances.

The Committee on Allowances is to recommend to stick with the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations on allowances, said the Finance Ministry sources on Wednesday.

The ‘Committee on Allowances has already given final touch to its report. The committee met up with the deadline of four months given to it by the cabinet to submit the report, the Finance Ministry sources added.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) also directed the Finance Ministry to obtain report from the Committee on Allowances and to prepare cabinet note in this regard.

Allowances contribute 63 percent in the pay hike recommendation. When the allowance is not taken into consideration it will mean fewer amounts because the allowance which the commission proposed is very substantial. Accordingly, the central government employees get a little hike in pay now, so employees are pressing hard to issue it very shortly, said sources in PMO.

The Finance Ministry sources told that the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will soon place higher allowances note before the Cabinet for approval after receiving the Committee on Allowances report.

Until cabinet approval on the Committee on Allowances report, allowances are to be paid according to the existing rates under the existing pay structure, says an earlier official statement issued by the finance ministry.

TST

Ministry Of Railways Decides To Post Station Directors at A1 Category Stations

Ministry Of Railways Decides To Post Station Directors at A1 Category Stations

In a significant measure to further improve functioning at railway stations Ministry of Railways, has decided to post Station Directors at all A-1 Category railway stations numbering 75. The deployment of Station Director will be done in phases to begin with Station Directors have been posted at 12 such stations namely (1) Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Mumbai (2) Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) Mumbai (3) Mumbai Central (4) Delhi (5) New Delhi (6) Secunderabad (7) Chennai Central (8) Bengaluru City (9) Howrah (10) Sealdah (11) Ahmedabad and (12) Jaipur. The remaining 63 AI Category railway station will be manned with Station Directors by the end of this year.

Station Directors will ensure that the stations function as excellence centers for the customers with the additional objective to ensure vigilant and sensitive customer service and also superior commercial sense. The functions of the Station Directors and their teams will be as follows :
  • Prompt, courteous and hassle-free service to customers.
  • Proper cleanliness and hygiene at the station and stationary trains
  • Efficient working of booking and reservation office
  • Punctuality of trains t the station, timely placement and withdrawal of rakes at platforms of the station
  • Proper functioning, upkeep/repairs of all passenger amenities at the station.
  • Upkeep of passenger enquiry system, display board etc.
  • Ensuring efficient, transparent and customer oriented working of Parcel Office
  • Monitoring the service of catering/vending stall at the station
  • Prompt grievance redressal
  • Security of passengers
  • Any other items identified for making station an excellent center for customer
The Station Directors shall be supported by cross functional team in suitable manner to undertake these functions effectively. Station Directors shall also be associated in the decision making process related to proposals and execution of ‘traffic facility’ and passenger amenities’ works at that particular stations. They will also be actively involved in the process of raising revenue from ‘non fare box’ like commercial advertisement, etc. at that station. For all this, the Station Directors will seek the assistance of officers/superiors of the respective Departments, as the case may be.

The post of Station Directors will be manned by officers belonging to the Traffic (both Commercial & Operations) Department.

List of A-1 Category Stations is enclosed
PIB

Transfer of posts of CSS and CSSS to Ministry of Urban Development

Transfer of posts of CSS and CSSS to Ministry of Urban Development

F.No.24/ 3 / 20 14-CS.I(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayan Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 02nd November, 2016
Order

The Competent authority in Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) hereby allocates the under mentioned posts, of CSS/CSSS to Ministry of Urban Development for implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission for urban Areas in that Ministry.

S.NoDesignation / PostService to
which belong
No. of PostRevised strength of respective grade in
MoUD
1.Assistant Section
Officer
CSS01448
2.Private SecretaryCSSS0299

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel:24649412
Copy to:
1. Ministry of Urban Development (Shri S.K. Gupta, Under Secretary),
Admin Division, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi W.r.t their O.M. No. A-
11013j 2 j2015-Admn.I dated 17.12.2015
2. Department of Expenditure (Shri Ravi Katyal, Deputy Secretary), North
Block, New Delhi W.r.t their ID No. 198716jE.C.I.j2016 dated
28.06.2016
3. Deputy Secretary(CS.II)jUnder Secretary(CSSS)
4. Internal Distribution: US(A)jSO(A)jWebsite of this Department

Source: Dopt order

7th Pay Commission Latest News: No 'Achhe Din' for govt employees, no hike in basic pay, fatter allowances likely

7th Pay Commission Latest News: No 'Achhe Din' for govt employees, no hike in basic pay, fatter allowances likely

It simply means, the National Anomaly Committee or Committee on Allowances won't suggest or approve any changes in the basic pay or allowance against the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, is yet to submit its report on fatter allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission, however the Finance Ministry sources said the government won’t consider any change in 7th Pay Commission recommendations. Sources confirmed that there will be no changes in basic pay and allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. It simply means, the National Anomaly Committee or Committee on Allowances won’t suggest or approve any changes in the basic pay or allowance against the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

Sources in the Finance Ministry have made it clear that the National Anomaly Committee on behalf of the government won’t consider any hike in basic pay and fatter allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. The latest development contradicts with what Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had promised. Those who will hope over these issues will gain nothing but no change on 7th Pay Commission recommendations of pay scales and allowances are very much possible, said sources.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had promised the government would consider the demand of an increase in basic pay and allowances of the central government employees. The government had said it will form a High Level Committee to review the new pa scales. However no such committee has been formed till date. Instead, the government formed a 22-member National Anomaly Committee headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to look into various pay related anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

Sources said the government has decided to stick to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on basic pay and allowances. They also confirmed that the ‘Committee on Allowances’ won’t suggest any hike and is likely to stick with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. 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. The 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

Source: india.com

NFIR assumption on DA from Jan 2017

NFIR assumption on DA from Jan 2017
Probable DA rise w.e.f. 01-01-2017 if 277 continues 4.24% (round off to 4%)
NFIR General Secreatry Shri M.Raghavaiah writes to its affiliates regarding the Dearness Allowance formula after 7th CPC and the expectation on next additional dearness allowance from Jan 2017.
All India Consumer Price Index (IW) for the purpose of calculation of Dearness Allowance entitlement - reg.
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Dlehi - 110055
No.I/5(A)/Part I
Dated: 01.11.2016
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,
Sub: All India Consumer Price Index (IW) for the purpose of calculation of Dearness Allowance entitlement - reg.
The table placed below shows the year/month wise Consumer Price Index (CPI) :

DEARNESS ALLOWANCE

Dearness Allowance Formula = (Average of AICPIW for last 12 months) - 261.42 x 100 / 261.42

Year/Month wise CPI Jan Feb March April May June Average
2006 119 119 119 120 121 123
2007 127 128 127 128 129 130 126.92
2008 134 135 137 138 139 140 135.25
2009 148 148 148 150 151 153 147.92
2010 172  170  170  170 172 174 167.92
2011 188 185 185 186 187 189 183.33
2012 198 199 201 205 206 208 199.58
2013 221 223 224 226 228 231 220.67
2014 237 238 239 242 244 246 239.92
2015 254 253 254 256 258 261 254.42
2016 269 267 268 271 275 277 269.00
July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Average
124 124 125 127 127 127 122.92
132 133 133 134 134 134 130.75
143 145 146 148 148 147 141.67
160 162 163 165 168 169 157.08
178 178 179 181 182 185 175.92
193 194 197 198 199 197 191.25
212 214 215 217 218 219 209.33
235 237 238 241 243 239 232.17
252 253 253 253 253 253 246.92
263 264 266 269 270 269 261.42
280 278 277




Average for last 12 months = 272.50
Probable DA rise w.e.f. 01-01-2017 if 277 continues 4.24% (round off to 4%)

However the figures upto and inclusive December 2016 will be known during January 2017.

Yours fraternally,
sd/-
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

NFIR Writes to PM on Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor issues

NFIR Writes to PM on Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor issues

Government's assurance on 7th CPC issues mainly relating to Minimum Wage & Multiplying Factor - reg.
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Dlehi - 110055
No.IV/NJCA(N)/20l4/Part II
Dated: 1.11.2016
Shri Narendra Modiji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
South Block,
Raisina Hill,
New Delhi-l10011

Respected Sir,
Sub: Government's assurance on 7th CPC issues mainly relating to Minimum Wage & Multiplying Factor - reg.

I seek you valuable time through this letter and place the following for kind consideration and immediate action.

The Central Government employees in general and Railway employees in particular were extremely upset over the retrograde recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission, particularly the recommendations relating to Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor. In the wake of Indefinite Strike decision on Charter of demands of NC/JCM Constituent Organizations (Railways, Defence, Postal Confederation etc)., the Group of Ministers held meetings with JCM (Staff Side) leaders on 30th June 2016 & 06th July 2016 and consequently assurance was given that a High Level Committee will examine 7th CPC issues mainly Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor. On this assurance, JCM Constituent organizations have deferred Strike action on 06th July, 2016.

Though a Committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Addl. Secretary (Exp), Ministry of Finance and discussions held, the response has been disappointing. The employees of Railways and other Central Government departments are greatly disappointed over non-settlement of main issues through discussions.
May I request your kind attention in the matter for implementation of assurance given by Group of Ministers for the revision of Minimum Wage & Multiplying Factor through discussions with NC/JCM (Staff Side) very early.
With Pranams,
Yours sincerely,
sd/-
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

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