Wednesday, 31 May 2017

AICPIN for the month of April 2017


AICPIN for the month of April 2017

AICPIN
No. 5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st May, 2017
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - April, 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for April, 2017 increased by 2 points and pegged at 277 (two hundred and seventy seven). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.73 per cent between March, 2017 and April, 2017 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.12 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.21 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Goat Meat, Milk, Pure Ghee, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, French Beans, Gourd, Green Coriander Leaves, Methi, Palak, Peas, Potato, Radish, Banana, Apple, Husk Melon, Lemon, Mango, Tea (Readymade), Cooking Gas, Kerosene Oil, Medicine (Allopathic), Toilet Soap, Barber Charges, Washing Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Mustard Oil, Eggs (Hen), Chillies Dry, Garlic, Lady’s Finger, Parwal, Tomato, Torai, Petrol, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 2.21 per cent for April, 2017 as compared to 2.61 per cent for the previous month and 5.86 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 0.67 per cent against 1.71 per cent of the previous month and 7.55 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Tiruchirapally reported the maximum increase of 10 points followed by Marcara (6 points) and Rourkela, Doom-Dooma Tinsukia, Mariani-Jorhat, Rangapara-Tezpur, Angul-Talcher and Mundakkayam (5 points each). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 3 points in 17 centres, 2 points in 12 centres and 1 point in 14 centres. On the contrary, Himachal Pradesh and Quilon recorded maximum decrease of 5 points each. Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 1 centre, 2 points in 2 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 13 centres indices remained stationary.

The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and other 44 centres indices are below national average.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of May, 2017 will be released on Friday, 30th June, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendation to Pensioners / Family Pensioners of CSIR


Implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendation to Pensioners / Family Pensioners of CSIR

COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
Anusandhan Bhawan, 2, Rafi Marg, New Delhi- 110001 

No: 5-1(428)/2017-PD
Dated: 11.05.2017
From Joint Secretary (Admn.)
To : The Directors/ Heads of all
National Labs/Instts. of CSIR
Hqrs,/Complex/Centres/Units

Sub : Implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendation to Pensioners / Family Pensioners of CSIR - reg.

Sir/Madam,
l am directed to state that Secretary, DSIR & Director General, CSIR has approved the endorsement I adoption of the following Office Memoranda issued by Govt. of India in CSIR relating to implementation of 7th CPC recommendations in respect of Pensioners / Family Pensioners for information, guidance and compliance:
Sl. No.
Office Memorandum
Subject
01.
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A)(i) dated 4th August, 2016.
Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of provisions regulating pension / gratuity / commutation of pension / family pension / disability pension / ex-gratia lump-sum compensation etc
02.
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare OM No.38/37/2016- P&PW(A)(ii) dated 4th August, 2016.
Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners etc
03.
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare OM No.42/15/2016- P&PW(G) dated 16th Nov, 2016.
Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/ family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.07.2016 on implementation of decision taken on recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission.
04.
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare OM No.42/15/2016- P&PW(G) dated 07th April,2017.
Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01 .01.2017

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Manuel Thomas)
Sr. Deputy Secretary
Policy Division

7thcpc-pensioners-csir-order


Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (Allotment of Residence), Rules 1998 - matter pertaining to unauthorized overstayal in KVS Staff Quarters.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (Allotment of Residence), Rules 1998 - matter pertaining to unauthorized overstayal in KVS Staff Quarters.

KVS

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
F.11013-1/2013-KVS (Admn-I)
Dated 29.05.2017
The Deputy Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices

Subject: Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (Allotment of Residence), Rules 1998 - matter pertaining to unauthorized overstayal in KVS Staff Quarters.

Sir/Madam,
KVS has encountering with the problem of unauthorized overstayal by some of its employees who do not vacate the staff quarters occupied by them at the time of retirement/ superannuation. In some cases KVS also faced the difficulty in implementing recovery from the retired employees. In the matter of employees superannuated with CPF scheme the situation would be more complex.

Now, with a view to have better administrative control over the smooth allotment / vacation of staff quarters by the employees of KVS, the competent authority KVS has decided to introduce an administrative arrangement with immediate effect as under:

a) The authority concerned at various establishments of KVS, will inform the competent authority in Finance Division, at least 03 months in advance, about retention of staff quarter by any employee working under his/her control and superannuating/ retiring from KVS.

b) The authority competent to approve pension, will order to retain an amount equal to 10% of the gratuity subject to the maximum of Rs. 50,000/- (Fifty thousand) from the employee concerned. The amount will be withheld in the form of Security/Caution Deposit. The amount so deducted will be refunded to the retiree within 30 days from date of vacating the quarter after recovery .of all dues of KVS. In case the employee vacates the quarter within the permissible period, in that situation, the employee will be refunded the amount due to him by adding the interest gained by KVS from his/ her gratuity amount.

c) This may be circulated among all Kendriya Vidyalayas, with proper acknowledgement, functioning rider your administrative jurisdiction.
(Dr.E.Prabhakar)
Joint Commissioner (Pers)
KVS Order

Replacement of 6th CPC GP i.r.o. Sr. SE & Loco Pilots, Stepping up of Pay i.r.o. Loco Inspectors, Upgradation of Post: Discussed in Meeting with Chairman,Railway Board on 29.05.2017

Replacement of 6th CPC GP i.r.o. Sr. SE & Loco Pilots, Stepping up of Pay i.r.o. Loco Inspectors, Upgradation of Post: Discussed in Meeting with Chairman,Railway Board on 29.05.2017

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110055
Meeting with CRB
(29.05.2017)

(a) Agreed decisions not implemented:
(i) Replacement of 6th CPC GP Rs. 4600 (PB-2) with GP 4800 (PB- 2) for Sr. Section Engineers and other Inspectorial/Supervisory Officials in the Railways.
(ii) Replacement of 6th CPC GP 4200/- PB-2 (with GP 4600/- PB-2) in respect of Loco Pilots (Mail/Exp).
(iii) Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted to prior 01/01/2006 on remaining 6 1/2 Zones in Indian Railways.
(iv) Upgradation of Apex Group 'C' posts to Group 'B' (Gaz).

(b) Contentious issues:
(i) Induction of Course Completed Act Apprentices in the railways in Safety category vacancies in GP 1800/-.
(ii) Absorption of staff working in Quasi Administrative units/offices in Railways - Restoration of policy decisions of 1973 & 1977 (which were arbitrarily cancelled in the year 1997).
(iii) Inter Railway request transfer cases of former Defence Forces Personnel re-employed in Railways and also applications of widows/widowers - Exemption from 5 years minimum service condition - GS/NFIR's letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 23/02/2017 to Hon'ble MR.

(c) Vacancies in Railways:
Staff over-burdened due to heavy vacancy position, particularly in safety and public image categories system suffering badly.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (N.F.I.R.)
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110055
No. II/95/Pt.X
Dated 30/05/2017
President & General Secretary/NFIR met CRB on 29/05/2017 and discussed the above issues & urged upon him to intervene for satisfactory redressal.

C/-II/14/Pt.VIII, II/94/Pt.III/1B, IV/RSAC/Pt.VIII.
C/-10/2012 (DC), 16/2009 (DC).
C/- 36/1998 (PNM)
Media Centre/NFIR
sd/-
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source : NFIR

7th Pay Commission - What about Performance Related Pay?

7th Pay Commission - What about Performance Related Pay?


Like its predecessors, the 7th Pay Commission too has waxed eloquent about performance-related pay (PRP) but without suggesting concrete and satisfactory appraisal tools.

To be sure, PRP is any day difficult to design and implement, especially for not-for-profit and non-revenue producing service organisations which most of the government ministries are.

However, it is the job of any commission or expert body for that matter to go beyond generalities (lest they become banalities) and come up with concrete and implementable measures.

In a factory, usually payment per unit is considered to be a strong motivator to produce more, either individually or as a group though in a group there is the danger of laggards benefitting at the expense of hard workers.

But at the supervisory and managerial levels, the work is mostly qualitative, which defies precise and satisfactory measurement so as to be amenable to PRP. This however has not deterred the tribe of HR managers.

A company typically rewards excellence with commission based on turnover or profits, though there is a carping criticism that profit can be increased through expedients - by sacrificing quality, fleecing customers, scrimping on discretionary spends like ads and R&D - that are inimical to long-term survival and growth.
ESOP or employees stock options address this concern because managers and directors eschew the tempting option of short-term expedients in the dawning realisation that they bear down on long-term growth.
There is no reason why a beginning cannot be made with the Indian Railways, the largest employer, by corporatising all its divisions and rewarding employees through PRP such as profitability, turnover, ESOP, etc.

Tax departments and its officials too can be appraised on the strength of tax collections, though target-setting at the pain of repressive measures must be eschewed. The system of rewards based as percentage of tax collected from crooks, practised widely when the late VP Singh was finance minister, is worthy of emulation despite the fear of harassment because India has an independent judiciary to check high- handedness.
And non-revenue producing departments and ministries perforce have to be appraised on non-revenue touchstones. Home ministry, human resources ministry etc. are the quintessential pure-play service organisations sans revenue.

But all such departments can be judged by the quality of services they render to the public as evidenced by feedback from them. RTI queries are often probing and result in court proceedings. A department and an officer can be judged on the basis of public perception of his performance and response to queries.
That is why RTI should never be rolled back, though there is a view that it often works at cross purposes with the official secrets law despite the exceptions provided to cocoon government and its employees from public scrutiny, mainly on security grounds.

A dispassionate appraisal of government employees is also marred by political interference. Location of a railway station or introduction of a train on an uneconomic route etc. happen, thanks to political interference. Transfer of key police personnel and unbalanced budgets once again take place, thanks to cynical political considerations and interference.

It would therefore not be wrong to pine for the American-style presidential system where government departments are administered by secretaries handpicked by the president and who generally are not politicians.

It is the US president who is answerable to the Congress and not the secretaries at the helm of each ministry, but they obviously can continue only if they retain the president's confidence. Such a dispensation lends itself to appraisal of the entire ministry including the minister at the helm.

In the Westminster-style parliamentary system India has adopted on the other hand, political interference is ingrained and cannot be wished away unless the Prime Minister leads by example and reads the riot act to his ministers.

Despite the seemingly insurmountable difficulties, successive pay commissions have been guilty of skirting the issue and holding out just homilies, whereas their job was to get down to brass-tacks.

Source: dailyo

Permission to leave office early to Muslim Railway employees during the Holy month of Ramzan

Permission to leave office early to Muslim Railway employees during the Holy month of Ramzan

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

CIRCULAR

During the Holy month of Ramzan, the time of Iftar coincides with setting of the sun, which takes place quite early.

It has, therefore, been decided that those Muslim Railway employees who observer fast and are required to travel a long distance to their residence for Iftar, may be allowed to leave office early, wherever feasible.
No. 2017/G/35/1
Dated : 30.05.2017
Sd/-
(P.S.Meena)
Director (General Admin.)
Railway Board
Source : NFIR

Emergency Treatment at outside locations/stations: Order for Railway Beneficiaries


Emergency Treatment at outside locations/stations: Order for Railway Beneficiaries

SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
Chief Medical Director
Rail Nliayam
Secunderabad-500025
No MD 438/pdhey
Dated: 10.04.2017
Sub: Emergency Treatment at outside locations/stations - reg.

Where there are no referral hospitals. Railway Beneficiaries can get admitted to the nearest private hospitals in case of emergency and should inform Authorised Medical Authority and CMS/MD within 24 hrs for arranging advance payment as per extant rules, if emergency is proved.
Sd/-
Dr K.H.K.Dora
Chief Medical Director
Copy to: MD/ CH / LGD for information pl.

Source: IRTSA

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