Monday, 30 January 2017

Recommendations of 7th CPC for employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)


Recommendations of 7th CPC for employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) approves by Shri Ram Vilas Paswan

7th-CPC-BIS-Employees

 Press Information Bureau,
Government of India
Ministry of Consumer Affairs,
Food & Public Distribution
30-January, 2017 15:01 IST

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan approves recommendations of 7th CPC for employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, has given approval for applicability of revised pay scales to employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per recommendations of 7th CPC.

The Union Minister said "Approval given to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for applicability of revised pay scales to its employees on recommendations of 7th CPC. Financial arrangements to provide new pay scales to the employees of BIS will be made from own resources of this organization."

Revision of NPS, Minimum Wage, Fitment Formula, Allowances and Pension - GS COC Karnataka


Revision of NPS, Minimum Wage, Fitment Formula, Allowances and Pension - GS COC Karnataka

"The Staff Side (JCM) had demanded the fitment formula of 3.72 that is Rs 26000/ Rs 7000 as on 1st Jan 2014. Whatever angle we look the 7th CPC has cheated us on the minimum wage and fitment formula compared to the earlier pay commission this pay commission has given us the lowest wage hike of just 14% compared to last 40 years."

16th March Strike Importance

Dear Comrades,
The main demands of the Staff Side (JCM) which led to declaration of the 11th July strike is the revision of the NPS, minimum wage, fitment formula, allowances and pension cases etc. this is due to lowest wage hike of just 14% recommended by the 7th CPC.

Under the 7th Pay Commission slab - which was implemented ten years after the previous pay commission the salaries of the government employees saw a marginal rise of just 14% . The basic pay under the 7th CPC the minimum wage was increased to Rs 18,000 from Rs 7,000 (2.57 times) while the salary of the senior government officials has gone up to Rs 2.50 lakh from Rs 90,000(2.77 times).

The minimum wage was increased by 2.57 times but in actual terms this increase is of just Rs 2250/- in 7th CPC, while taking into account of 125% DA was merged this due to rising inflation and price rise already the CG employees wage factor was 2.25 time, that is basic of Rs 7000/- plus DA of 125% of Rs 8750 works out to Rs 15750/- , staff side had already demanded for a hike of more than three times which is Rs 26,000 per month.

Comparison of earlier wage hike we can observe that the fitment factor of 2.57 times is the lowest comparing to other pay commissions. If we make a study of earlier pay commission.

Pay CommissionYearMinimum wage oldMinimum wage revisedIncrease
2nd CPC1959Rs 55/-Rs 80/-1.45 times
3rd CPC1973Rs 80/-Rs 196/-2.45 times
4th CPC1986Rs 196/-Rs 750/-3.82 times
5th CPC1996Rs 750/-Rs 2550/-3.40 times
6th CPC*2006Rs 2550/-Rs 7000/-2.74 times
7th CPC *2016Rs 7000/-Rs 18000/-2.57 times

" The minimum qualification required at lower level appointments from the year 2008 has been revised from 8th pass to 10th pass (SSLC) as per the 6th CPC recommendations, hence the minimum wage should increase by 25% compared to earlier pay commissions.

The minimum wage has increased considerably due to price inflation from 4th CPC (1986) onwards the average wage hike is 3.32 times. During the period 1946 to 1972, the financial position of the Central Government was not that good. The financial position of the Central Government has been improving from the 4th CPC onwards that is from 1986 onwards, the pay fixation depends on the paying capacity of the Central Government. The revenue collection of the Central Government has increased especially from last few years. The revenue expenditure in respect of salaries of Central Government employees is just under 10% of the Central Government revenue. In respect of the many State Governments the revenue expenditure towards salaries is around 20%. Whereas the Central Government is spending just 10% of the revenue collection on salary head.

The wages of CG employees are determined based Dr. Aykroyd formula, the Staff Side (JCM) has calculated minimum wage as on 1st Jan 2014 as per the Dr. Aykroyd formula as Rs 26,000/- taking into market prices. Even if we adopt the retail prices of The Directorate of Economics & Statistics Department of Agriculture & Cooperation Ministry of Agriculture Government Of India New Delhi of the month of July 2016 the minimum wage works out to Rs 24,000/ which is 3.42 times increase. The 7th CPC has also adopted Dr. Aykroyd formula for the computation of the minimum wage and fixed at Rs 18000/- and thereafter the fitment formula is calculated.

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RBI Circular: No Limit for Cash Withdrawal from ATMs from February 1

RBI Circular: No Limit for Cash Withdrawal from ATMs from February 1

Limits on Cash withdrawals from Bank accounts and ATMs - Restoration of status quo ante

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
www.rbi.org.in
RBI/2016-17/217
DCM (Plg) No. 2905/10.27.00/2016-17
January 30, 2017
The Chairman / Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
Public Sector Banks / Private Sector Banks / Foreign Banks,
Regional Rural Banks / Urban Co-operative Banks,
State Co-operative Banks / District Central Co-operative Banks

Dear Sir/Madam,
Limits on Cash withdrawals from Bank accounts and ATMs - Restoration of status quo ante

Please refer to our circular DCM (Plg) No.1226/10.27.00/2016-17 dated November 08, 2016 placing limits on Cash withdrawals from bank accounts and ATMs in the wake of withdrawal of Legal Tender Character of Specified Bank Notes (SBN) and subsequent circulars DCM (Plg) Nos.1256, 1274, 1317, 1437, 2142 and 2559 dated November 11, 14, 21, 28, December 30, 2016 and January 16, 2017 respectively, providing for relief and relaxations therefrom.

2. On a review of the pace of remonitisation, it has been decided to partially restore status quo ante as under:
Limits placed vide the circulars cited above on cash withdrawals from Current accounts/ Cash credit accounts/ Overdraft accounts stand withdrawn with immediate effect.

The limits on Savings Bank accounts will continue for the present and are under consideration for withdrawal in the near future.

Limits vide the circulars cited above placed on cash withdrawals from ATMs stand withdrawn from February 01, 2017. However, banks may, at their discretion, have their own operating limits as was the case before November 8, 2016, subject to 2 (ii) above.

3. Further, banks are urged to encourage their constituents to sustain the movement towards digitisation of payments and switching over of payments from cash mode to non-cash mode.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.
Yours faithfully,
(P Vijaya Kumar)
Chief General Manager
Authority: www.rbi.org.in
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Aadhar enabled Biometric Attendance System for marking attendance


Aadhar enabled Biometric Attendance System for marking attendance

"As per extant instructions, half-a-day's casual leave should be debited for each day of late attendance, but late attendance upto an hour, on not more than two occasions in a month, and for justifiable reasons may be condoned by the competent authority."

 Principal Controller of Defence Account; (Central Command),
Carriapa Road, Lucknow Cantt, Pin-226002

 Circular

No.AN/1A/1004/Misc/2017

Dated:27/01/2017
To
The CDA, RTC Lucknow
All Sub Offices
(under the organisation including lFAs)
All sections in main office

Sub:- Aadhar enabled Biometric Attendance System for marking attendance.

The Department of Personnel & Training vide letter No.11013/9/2014-Estt(A-III) dated 21st November 2014 (circulated vide Hqrs Office letter No. AN/III/3012/Misc/BAS dated 20.02.2015) has decided to use an AADHAR based Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached/sub-ordinate offices in India.

Biometric Attendance System is only an enabling platform. There is no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc. which will continue to apply. As per extant instructions, half-a-day’s casual leave should be debited for each day of late attendance, but late attendance upto an hour, on not more than two occasions in a month, and for justifiable reasons may be condoned by the competent authority. In addition to debiting Casual Leave(or Earned Leave, when no CL is available) disciplinary action may also be taken against government servants who are habitually late. Early leaving is also to be treated in the same manner as late coming.

Therefore, all the staff and officers will mark their attendance through AEBAS only. The manual attendance may be discontinued immediately.

GO(AN) has seen.
sd/-
(S.K.Gupta)
Sr. AO(AN)
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Authority: http://pcdacc.gov.in/

Regarding payment of Allowances to PS Group “B” officers whose grade pay has been up graded from Rs. 4800 to 5400.


Regarding payment of Allowances to PS Group “B” officers whose grade pay has been up graded from Rs. 4800 to 5400.
allowance-grade-pay-India-Post

No. 7-6/2016-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
 Date : 11.01.2017
To
All the Heads of Circle
Office Memorandum

Sub : Regarding payment of Allowances to PS Group "B" officers whose grade pay has been up graded from Rs.4800 to 5400.

Attention is invited to G.S.R. 721 (E) and copy of Resolution published under no. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25.7.2016 by Ministry of Finance circulated vide DP Posts OM No. 7-2/216-PCC and Para 4 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No. 1-5/2016-IC dated 29.07.2016 circulated vide DG Posts No. 7-2/2016-PCC dated 01.08.2016 regarding implementation of recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission.

2. In this connection various Circles and Associations have sought clarification regarding payment of Transport and other allowances to the officials whose Grade Pay has been upgraded on the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with Implementation Cell, Department of Expenditure and the clarification given by the Department of Expenditure vide the ID Note No. 30-1/7(ii)/2016-IC (Pt) dated 9.1.2017 is as under :

"regarding admissibility of Transport Allowance and HRA to Superindentdent (Posts) as per up-graded Grade Pay of 5400 (PB-2) from GP 4800 w.e.f. 1.1.2016, consequent upon the up-gradation of post vide this Department notification dated 25.07.2016 of CCS (RP) Rule, 2016.

The issue has been examined by this Department. Accordingly, the Department of Posts is advised to reckon and pay the Allowances (other than DA) to Superindentdent (Posts) corresponding to their up-graded Post in re-revised pay structure w.e.f. 1.1.2016 at the existing rate under the terms and conditions prevailing in the pre-revised pay structure till the date of effect of allowances (other than Dearness Allowance) be notified by this Department”.

4. This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for necessary action.
(R.L. Patel)
Asst. Director General (GDS/PCC)
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Authority: India Post

Treatment of Military Service Pay(MSP) while fixing the pay of ex-servicemen re-employed on the Railways: Railway Board


Treatment of Military Service Pay(MSP) while fixing the pay of ex-servicemen re-employed on the Railways: Railway Board
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.E(G)2013/EM 1-5
New Delhi, dated 16/01/2017
The General Secretary,
N.F.I.R.,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi - 110055.

Dear Sir,

Sub:  Applicability of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 for persons re-employed in Railway service after retirement from Defence Forces - reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR's letter-(No.II/35/Pt. XIII dated 23/11/2016 on the above subject and to state that as decided in the meeting with representatives of NFIR in the meeting held in ED/IR's room on 27/9/2016, reference has been made to DOP&T for seeking clarification, duly incorporating the-views of NFIR (copy enclosed). Their reply in the matter is awaited despite a reminder dated 4/1/2017.

Instructions have also been issued to GMs/Zonal Railways, Production Units etc. vide letter [No. E(G)/2013/EM 1-5 dated 15/12/2016] (copy enclosed) for strictly complying with the instructions contained in Board's  letter No. E(G)2013/EM 1-4 dated 24/7/2013 regarding treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP) while fixing the pay of ex-servicemen re-employed on the Railways.

DA: As above

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test - Implementation of instructions of DOPT


Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test - Implementation of instructions of DOPT

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(NG)I-2015/CFP/7
New Delhi, dated 16.01.2017
The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways & Production Umts.
(As per standard list)

Sub: Exemption from passing the Typewriting Test - Implementation of instructions of DOP&T issued vide their letter dated 22.04.2015.

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, in their O.M. No.14020/2/91-Estt(D) dated 29.09.1992 had issued certain instructions/guidelines regarding exemption from passing the Typewriting Test. The same has been reiterated vide their O.M. No.14020/1/2014-Estt.(D) dated 22.04.2015.

2. Both the Federations viz. AIRF and NFIR have also raised this demand in the PNM forum. Accordingly, matter has been deliberated in consultation with concerned directorates and it has been decided by the Board to adopt the stipulations made in DOP&T's OMs ibid (copies enclosed) mutatis mutandis to persons appointed/promoted as Junior Clerks, Accounts Clerk against promotion quota, sports persons recruited against sports quota, those appointed on compassionate grounds, under Scouts & Guide and cultural quota, re-deployed medically unfit Railway servants on alternative posts re-deployed surplus staff and also physically handicapped railway servants, as per prevailing rules. The procedure of conducting of the typing test whether it is on manual type writer or on Personal Computer as contained in Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2004/CFP/8 dated 04.02.2011 will remain unaltered.

3. The above instructions will take effect from the date of issue of this letter. Cases already decided in the past need not be re-opened.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(MK Meena)
Deputy Director Estt. (N)
Railway Board

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