Monday, 6 February 2017

Central government employees annoyed with Modi government about 7th Pay Commission pay hike

Central government employees annoyed with Modi government about 7th Pay Commission pay hike

New Delhi: With widespread resentment against the "meagre" pay hike implemented in the 7th Pay Commission and not get the the higher allowances, central government employees are annoyed with PM Modi government.

They are annoyed at little pay hike without allowances.

The Prime Minister Narendra modi government has fixed the minimum pay at a meagre Rs 18,000 in the 7th Pay Commission. In the last Pay Commission, the basic pay was Rs 7,000. The government multiplied it by 2.57 (fitment formula) and came to Rs 18,000. The employees unions are demanding 3.68 fitment formula.

The major contention is on the minimum pay, which unions are demanding to be Rs 26,000.

The employees unions had a meeting with a group of ministers, including the Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on the evening of June 30, 2016. The ministers said it will be considered and would be referred to High Level Committee.

The ministers assured the employees unions of hiking minimum pay but the government now decided not to appoint High Level Committee to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in respect of minimum pay.

"The government will not clear any proposal on hike in minimum Pay including others pay related matter under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations because the cabinet had already passed it. Hence cabinet only will take higher allowances which was not given nod by it", the top Finance Ministry sources told The Sen Times.

The government had set up the committee on allowances headed by Finance Secretary to examine the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances other than dearness allowance for cabinet nod in July, 2016 as the pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances. The committee on allowances was given four months by the government to complete its task.

The government gave the extension of the term of the committee on allowances up to February 22, 2017 in November.

However, the committee on allowances head Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said in October, 2016, "We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up."

The government gave the extension on the pretext of demonetisation for getting normalized the position of the cash crunch.

Now, the government said that the higher allowances may be announced in March after the completion of five states assemblies poll process as the model code of conduct has come into effect from January 4 and the implementation is to come in April after nine to ten months of getting basic pay hike of the central government employees.

The sources told us that the government had no plan to give allowances in arrears from August.

So, the 7th pay commission recommendations gave an agonizing pain for the central government employees.

TST

Budget 2017 - Central Government Employees disappointed

Budget 2017 - Central Government Employees disappointed - Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, Karnataka State reports

Central Government Employees
Not a single word about Central Government Employees uttered in Budget Speech of FM
Comrades ,

The budget for the year 2017-18 was presented by the Shri Arun Jaitleyji Hon’ble Minister of Finance on 1st Feb 2017 , the Central Government employees had lot of hopes of this budget especially on increasing the tax slabs and tax rates reduction , also on allowances and increasing our wages i.e. revision of the fitment formula . One more important issue of filling up of vacant post in the Central Government.

Shri Arun Jaitleyji Hon'ble Minister of Finance had not uttered a single word about Central Government employees in his budget speech of nearly two hours, even though the Central Government employees work with dedication and implement the programmes and policy of the Central Government either way of revenue collection, transportation, public service , working for the welfare of the people of the country etc . This has caused dissatisfaction amongst Central Government employees as many of the demands of the Central Government employees are not considered. The tax proposals provided only a small relief to the Central Government Employees, actually a big relief should have been provided. The Central Government employees are disappointed of the outcome of the budget.

Now let us focus main issues of the CG employees and the budget 2017-18 especially this budget is being presented after the demonetization. As stated earlier the financial position of the Central Government is very good even after demonetization. The budget 2017-18 has once again proved that the Central Government resources are very good the revenue expenditure has been pat 21.47 lakh crores. The fiscal deficit will be 3.2 % of GDP.

Now coming to the revenue growth of the Central Government in last four years we can observe from the financial year 2013-14 the Revenue Expenditure which was at is Rs 16.64 lakh crores the Revenue Expenditure the financial year 2017-18 which stands at 21.47 lakh crores . The fiscal deficit has also reduced from 4.8 % to 3.2 % of GDP in last four years . This shows that the financial status of the Central Government is very good. The growth rate of the revenue collection is about 15% annually. In fact the Shri Arun Jaitleyji Hon'ble Minister of Finance had stated the revenue collection is increasing to about 17 % annually. We should be proud that your country economy is in good shape. Indian economy is a stable economy can accommodate any additional financial expenditure to be made for the welfare of Central Government employees.

The revenue of the Central Government is increasing at about 15% annually, from last three years the revenue of the Central Government has increased by 45% the expenditure towards salary of Central Government employees including the defence employees has risen only by 14.5 % on wage hike due to 7th CPC and also Dearness Allowances expenditure. So total rise in pay hike is about 22% , even if allowances are released in next financial year additional expenditure is likely at just 3% as 70% of the employees don’t avail HRA which is the major allowances, . which is very much less than the 45% of the revenue collection of the Central Government. So the Central Government can afford to increase our wages considerably i.e revision of fitment formula and minimum wage . The allowances should be made effectively from 1st Jan 2016.

Next on the tax slabs the Shri Arun Jaitleyji Hon’ble Minister of Finance had made announcement of the tax proposals provided only a small relief to the Central Government Employees by reducing the taxes for the slab 2.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs from 10% to 5% . This is only a very small gestures on the part of Shri Arun Jaitleyji Hon’ble Minister of Finance , actually a big relief should have been provided by way of abolishing the taxes up to Rs 5 lakhs . The expenditure loss for reduction of taxes for the slab 2.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs(1.95 crore show income between Rs 2.5 to Rs 5 lakh) from 10% to 5% is just at Rs 15,500/- crores only , if the Hon’ble Minister of Finance had announced the abolishing the taxes up to Rs 5 lakhs it could have been additional expenditure of Rs 15,000 crores only which at just half percent of the total budget revenue collections , next Rs 5 to Rs10 lakhs slab (only 52 lakh show income between Rs 5 to Rs 10 lakhs ) here also there should have been reduction in taxes from 20% to 10% , the limit of Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C for investment should have been increased upto 2.5 lakh which would have encouraged savings , all these measures could have gone a long way benefiting the Central Government employees and the salaried class employees a lot.

Today hardly 3 % of the country population are paying the income tax, the rest 97% do not pay income tax .The Central Government Employees are honestly paying the taxes. A big tax relief is genuinely due for them.

One more important problem faced by the Central Government Employees is that the no filling up of the vacant post in the Central Government, nearly 4 lakhs post are vacant, even in Railway safety post of 1.41 lakh post are vacant and Income tax department post are vacant, more manpower is required for effectively collection of the taxes and implementation of the programmes and policy of the Central Government. This will also provide jobs for the youth of the country.

We sincerely hope the Hon’ble Minister of Finance would reconsider his decision and improve the taxation policy and consider the demands of the CG employees effectively in true spirit.

Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary
Source: Confederation Karnataka State

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980: Annual Report for the year 2017


Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980: Annual Report for the year 2017.

OFFICE OF CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS,
BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT-110010
No.A/III/14500/CGEGIS/REP/2017
Dated: 24.01.2017
To,
PCsDA/CsDA
including AO, DAD, ZO (DPD)
& AN-IV Local.
(Through CGDA website)

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980: Annual Report for the year 2017.

An report the above subject has prescribed by the Chief Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs which is to be rendered to them by 1st March each year. It is requested that Annual Report on the CGEGIS-1980 in respect of DAD personnel and Non-DAD personnel (Defence Civilians) may kindly be forwarded separately to this HQrs by 17th February, 2017 positively the prescribed format (Annexure 'D' copy enclosed). While forwarding the report, it may please be ensured that the number of CGEGIS subscribers for the year 2016 shown in the last report must be correctly reflected in the Part-I of the report.

It has been noticed previous year, the report is generally not forwarded to this HQrs by the prescribed time. This often delays rendition of consolidated report to Ministry. Therefore, it is requested thal timely submission of repon may please be ensured.

3. This issues with the approval of Jt. CGDA (A&B).

sd/-
Sr.Accounts Officer (A/Cs)
Authority: http://cgda.nic.in/

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