Monday, 21 November 2016

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-reg.,
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055

No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B.
Dated: 15/11/2016
The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Financial Commissioner (Railways),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

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

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s file No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 -  RBE No.  93/2016 dated 02/08/2016 to GMs etc.
(ii) NFIR's letter No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B. dated 12/09/2016.

Federation vide its letter dated 12/09/2016 has requested the Railway Board (MS&FC) to approach DoP&T for obtaining clearance for granting upgraded pay scales to the following categories of staff in view of specific recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission which has been referred by the Ministry of Finance to DoP&T for examination and clearance.

Sl.NoName of Posts(Para No.of Report of 7th CPC)VI CPC Grade PayGrade Pay recommended by 7th CPC
1.Senior Section Officer (Accounts)/Senior Travelling Inspector (Accounts)/Senior Inspector (Store Accounts)11.40.83*48005400 (PB-2)
2.Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant11.40.12442004600
3.Chemical & Metallurgical Superintendent11.40.12446004800
4.Assistant Chemist and Metallurgist11.40.12448005400 (PB-2)

[* Against Item No. 1 -SSO (A/cs)/STI (A/cs)/Senior Inspector (Store A/cs) in column no.3 Para No. of 7th CPC report may be read as 11.40.83 instead 11.40.53 which was erroneously mentioned in Federation’s letter of even number dated 12/09/2016.]

Though a period of more than two months has passed, there has been no progress and it is also not known whether Railway Board is pursuing the matter with DoP&T.

NFIR once again requests the Railway Board (MS & FC) to kindly take up at the level of DoP&T immediately to accord acceptance of the recommendations of 7th CPC for upgradation of the above posts early. Action taken may be advised to the Federation soon.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr.M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Enhancement of bonus to Casual Labourers – Reply from Ministry of Labour & Employment

Enhancement of bonus to Casual Labourers - Reply from Ministry of Labour & Employment

No.s-33027/3/2016-WB

Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
(Wage Board Section)
Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg,
New Delhi dated 11 November, 2016.

Office Memorandum

Subject : Enhancement of the rate of bonus payable to Casual labourers consequent on enhancement calculation ceiling of bonus for Central Government Employees from Rs.3500/- to Rs.7000/- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of O.M. No. 49014/1/2016-Estt (C) Dated 2nd November 2016 alongwith the enclosure thereto on the subject mentioned above.

2. Action as deemed fit, may please be taken in this regard under intimation to all concerned.

3. This issues with the approval of Deputy Director General ( c ).

Encl: as above
Sd/-
(Samir Kumar Das)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source : confederationhq

ESIC Approves the Enhancement of Wage Ceiling from Present Rs. 15,000 per Month to Rs. 21,000

ESIC Approves the Enhancement of Wage Ceiling from Present Rs. 15,000 per Month to Rs. 21,000

The Employees State Insurance Corporation(ESIC) has approved the enhancement of wage ceiling from present Rs. 15,000 per month to Rs. 21,000/-. The draft Rules calling for objections has been published in Gazette of India on 06.10.2016. This enhancement of wage ceiling shall bring more employees under ESIC coverage. In addition, the decision has also been taken to ensure coverage of the Scheme in all districts of the Country.

The ESIC in its meeting dated 07/08/2015 has decided to bear the expenses on super specialty treatment over and above the expenditure of state government.

The ESIC in its 166th Corporation meetings held on 07.08.2015 has decided to consider eligibility of pre existing diseases i.e. for malignancy & dialysis as prospective w.e.f. 30.08.2016.

Further, ESIC has revised eligibility for Super Specialty including the children of Insured Persons with congenital diseases & genetic disorders.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Pension Scheme Contribution

Pension Scheme Contribution

A new Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana” has been announced in the Budget for 2016-17 with the objective of promoting employment generation and an allocation of Rs. 1000 crores has been made. The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in 2016-17.

The PMRPY scheme is targeted for workers earning wages upto Rs. 15,000/- per month. For the purpose of the scheme, a new employee is one who has not been working elsewhere on a regular basis prior to 1st April, 2016 and has a new Aadhaar seeded Universal Account Number (UAN) on or after 01.04.2016. Under the scheme employers would be provided an incentive for enhancing employment where the 8.33% EPS contribution made by the employer will be paid by Government of India in respect of new employment from August, 2016 onwards.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Centre Proposes to Revise the Minimum Rate of Wages for Private Security Guards

Centre Proposes to Revise the Minimum Rate of Wages for Private Security Guards

The Central Government after consulting the Minimum Wages Advisory Board has proposed to revise the minimum rate of wages for the employees engaged in “Employment of Watch and Ward”. The security guards without arms and with arms are being covered under “Skilled” and “Highly Skilled” category respectively. After considering the objections/suggestions received with reference to the draft notification published on 01.09.2016, the final notification will be issued in consultation with Ministry of Law & Justice.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

7th Pay Commission - Weekly Work Report to Decide Annual Increment

7th Pay Commission - Weekly Work Report to Decide Annual Increment

The Department of Personnel and Training is going to soon bring out guidelines based on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission which will help in tracking performance of Central government employees in more transparent manner.

As per reports, CG employees will need to give a weekly work report every Friday showing the task accomplished as well as the pending work, which was suggested by the 7th pay commission.

The 7th Pay Commission has recommended that Central government employees should be offered annual increments only if they meet certain performance criterion. The Pay Commission has also sought upgradation of performance benchmark to "very good" from "good" level and recommended introduction of the Performance Related Pay (PRP) for all categories of central government employees.

On the basis of the weekly report, the performance of central government employees will be assessed whether they meet the performance criteria or not, and graded for annual appraisal. The employees who will fail to meet the performance criteria on the basis or the weekly work report, are likely to be denied annual increment.

The 7th Pay Commission believes grant of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP), although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted.”
The 7th pay commission had said in the report that "employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments.

The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees.
However, since this is not a penalty, the norms for penal action in disciplinary cases involving withholding increments will not be applicable in such cases. This will be treated as an efficiency bar,"

Source: Zeenews

Letter of CCGGOO to the Finance Secretary, GOI for cash disbursement to officers

Letter of CCGGOO to the Finance Secretary, GOI for cash disbursement to officers

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT GAZETTED OFFICERS ORGANISATIONS

Add: Old no.4 new no.7 first Street V.V.Colony, Adambakkam, Chennai 600088.
Contact No.09445040751. mail id: ccggoo2002@gmail.com.
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Confederation/Corres/2016-17/12

Dated: 18.11.2016

To
The Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure),
Ministry of Finance, Government of India,
Room No 129 - A, North Block, New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
The Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Organisations is an apex level organization embracing in its fold a number of Gazetted Officers Organisations of the Central Government departments such as Railway Promotee Officers, Income Tax Gazetted Officers, All India Audit and Accounts Officers, Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil), Postal & Telecom financial Accounts Officers, Zoological Survey, Botanical Survey, Customs Preventive Officers, Indian Ordinance Factories Gazetted Officers, DRDO Technical Officers, DGQA Engineers, CPWD Engineers, Postal Officers, Marine product Export Development Authority promotee Officers, Statistical Gazetted Officers, etc.

As you may be aware, Sir, the Gazetted officers are facing lot of difficulties in withdrawing cash from their bank accounts due to demonetization process of Rs.1000 and Rs.500 currency notes. Many of these officers often undertake tours to discharge the Government Duties. Banks have imposed a cap of Rs.24000 from Savings Bank account. The compulsion to wait in the queue for hours for withdrawal of cash adversely affects their discharge of Government duties in time.

In view of the peculiar situation, I request you to issue necessary instructions to all Pay Drawing and Disbursing Officers to make arrangements for payment of salary of November 2016 in cash to all Gazetted and prmotee Group 'A' officers, as a onetime measure, on or before 30th November 2016.
Yours Faithfully,
(S.Mohan)
Secretary General
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Source: www.itgoa.org

7th Pay Commission: Final touches given to Allowances of central govt employees; may soon see disbursal

7th Pay Commission: Final touches given to Allowances of central govt employees; may soon see disbursal

New Delhi: The Committee set up to review the Allowances sanctioned to central government employees under 7th Pay Commission is likely to have finalised Allowances for central government employees.

"Today there had been a crucial meeting of the Committee on Allowances. They may finalize all the allowances in today's meeting itself or some of them", said Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees, in a circular to its fraternity.

Mishra referred to the "crucial meeting of the Committee on Allowances" held on November 16.

The government had formed a committee headed by finance secretary Ashok Lavasa which has been mandated to submit its views on the 7th Central Pay Commission's proposals on Allowance. The committee had held its first meeting on July 22 and had a four-month deadline to complete its task.
The CPC examined 196 allowances and given its recommendations on abolishing or raising some of them while recommending others to be subsumed with other perks.

Source: Zee news

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