Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Meeting of Labour & Employment Minister with Central Trade Union Organizations on 12 Point Charter of Demands


Meeting of Labour & Employment Minister with Central Trade Union Organizations on 12 Point Charter of Demands

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment(Independent Charge), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar met the representative of all Central Trade Unions in Shram Shakti Bhawan on 7th November 2017 to discuss the issues raised in 12 Point Charter Demand of CTUOs. The meeting was attended by representatives of major Central Trade Unions including BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC and NFITU as well as Secretary, Labour and Employment Mrs. Sathiyavathy and other the senior officers of the Ministry. 12 Point Charter Demand of CTUOs inter alia raises issues of minimum wages, price rise, unemployment, disinvestment, universal social security, compulsory registration of trade unions, increase in minimum pension under EPFO and strict compliance and enforcement of labour laws. The Minister said that the Government has highest regard for the consultative process and he is committed to uphold it. He referred to the calls for nation-wide demonstrations on 9th-10th and 17th November by the CTUOs and BMS respectively and appealed the Trade Unions to rather engage in the constructive discussions on each of the issue raised by them.

Minister said that the Government and the Ministry of Labour and Employment has consistently and continuously taken pro-labour decisions and initiatives. He talked about initiatives like simultaneous increase in Minimum wages, the provision for National Floor Level Minimum wages in the proposed Labour Code on Wages. The Bonus Amendment Act, the decision to enhance Minimum pension to Rs. 1000/- as well as the other initiatives taken by other Ministries.

Trade Union representatives primarily demanded the Government to address the issues of enhancing Minimum Pension to Rs. 3000/- as well as Minimum Wages. They also talked at length about the issues related to enforcement of labour laws, and social security for unorganized workers including growing contractualization.

A presentation was also made by the Ministry to present an updated status on the 12 demands raised by the CTUOs.

Addressing the Media persons the Minister expressed hope that the talks with the Trade Union Representatives was positive and it was done in a cordial atmosphere. He appealed to the Trade Unions to call off the proposed Dharna.

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Guidelines on Air Travel on Government Expenses - Purchase of Tickets from Authorised Agent: MHA OM

Guidelines on Air Travel on Government Expenses - Purchase of Tickets from Authorised Agent: MHA OM
Air-Travel-Government-Expenses

No.19011/01/2015-Fin.II(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated November 03, 2017
OFFICE-MEMORANDUM

Sub: Guidelines on Air Travel on Government Expenses - Purchase of Tickets from Authorised Agent- reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to GoI 14 below SR 48-8 wherein provision has been made that in all cases of air travel, where Govt. of India bears the cost of air passage, the officials have to travel only by Air India. Further, GoI 16 below the rule stipulates for purchase of air ticket directly from Airlines (Booking Counter or website of Airlines) or by utilizing the services of the authorised agents viz. M/s. Balmer Lawrie Co., M/s Ashoka Travels & Tours and IRCTC. Department of Expenditure, M/o. Finance time and again also stressed the need of travel only by Air India and purchase of air tickets from permissible source. Recent in this row is their OM No. 19024/22/2017E-IV dated 18th July, 2017 (copy enclosed for ready reference).

2. Despite this MHA is frequently in receipt of proposals for relaxation of above rules citing reason of ignorance/unawareness of these guidelines. Department of Expenditure has clarified to MHA that henceforth relaxation on account of ignorance/unawareness of the guidelines would not be considered by them in future.

3. It is, accordingly, stressed upon all the offices/Division under the ambit of Integrated Finance Division of MHA to scrupulously follow the guidelines relating to air travel.

Encl.: A/a.
(Kumar Manoj Kashyap)
Under Secretary & FA (Fin-II)
Source: www.mha.gov.in

7th CPC Pension Revision for Pre-2016 Compulsory Retired(Rule 40) & Compassionate Allowance(Rule 41) Pensioner's: CPAO's instructions


7th CPC Pension Revision for Pre-2016 Compulsory Retired(Rule 40) & Compassionate Allowance(Rule 41) Pensioner's: CPAO's instructions

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II.BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech/Revision(7thCPC)/19.Vol-III(C)/2016-17/143
03.11.2017
Office Memorandum

Subject:  Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - Revision of pension of pre- 2016 Pensioners/ Family Pensioners, etc.-reg.

DP&PW vide OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated-12.05.2017 on the above subject had issued detailed instructions to all concerned to revise the pensions of pre-2016 pensioners/ family pensioners. But while issuing instructions to PAOs vide CPAOs OM No. CPAO /IT& Tech/ Revision (7th CPC)/ 19 Vol-III/2016-17/37 dated-25.05.2017 inadvertently an important point "that these orders would not be applicable for the purpose of revision of pension of those pensioners who were drawing compulsory retirement pension under Rule 40 of the CCS (Pension) Rules or compassionate allowance under Rule 41 of the CCS (Pension) Rules. The pensioners in these categories would continue to be entitled to get revised pension in accordance with the instructions contained in DP&PW O.M. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(ii) dated 04.08.2016" was missed.

Consequently, it has been noticed that some Ministries/Departments have revised the pensions of pensioners who were drawing compulsory retirement pension under Rule 40 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or Compassionate allowance under 41 of the CCS (Pension) Rules also and sent to CPAO. These cases are to be returned to the concerned PAOs by CPAO.

In view of the above, to avoid any further problems arising out of it, all Pr. CCAs/CCAs/ CAs/ AGs/ Administrators of UPS are requested to instruct their PAOs not to revise such cases.
This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Asstt. Controller of Accounts)

CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE, Hostel Subsidy Claims & Travelling Allowance Entitlement: PCDA's instructions


CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE, Hostel Subsidy Claims & Travelling Allowance Entitlement: PCDA's instructions

"CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE:

As specified in the Govt. letter No. 1(23) / 2017 / D(Pay/ Services) dated 15/09/2017, reimbursement of CEA is to be claimed once in a year, after completion of the Financial Year based on certificate from the Head of the Institution, where the ward of the employee is studying.

HOSTEL SUBSIDY:

Similar procedure is to be applied for Hostel Subsidy. The certification from the Head of Institute should also mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Govt servant towards boarding and lodging.

These orders are applicable from 01/07/2017.
Claims on account of CEA & Hostel Subsidy w.e.f. 01/07/2017 may be forwarded after completion of the financial year.

Claims already submitted for the period 01/07/2017 onwards are being returned unsanctioned.

TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE ENTITLEMENTS:

GoI, MoD letter No. 12630/TA/DA/Mov C dated 15th September 2017 regarding provisions relating Travelling Allowance Entitlements, are effective from 01/07/2017.

Service Personnel, who had undertaken tours and had been transferred between 01 / 07 / 2017 and the date of issue of these orders i.e. 15th Sep 2017 and whose TA/ DA claims have been settled with reference to their earlier entitlements as per 6th CPC, may submit supplementary claims based on their revised entitlement as per 7th CPC."

Source: pcdaopune

Recovery/adjustment of Interim Relief paid to the Pensioners/Family Pensioners, if any,whose pension/family pension is/was determined with respect to the pay of the retired/deceased employee covered under UGC/AICTE scale


Recovery/adjustment of Interim Relief paid to the Pensioners/Family Pensioners

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department, Pension Branch
Block No.IV,2nd Floor,
Writers' Buildings;
Kolkata - 700 001

No.563-F(Pen)/FJ/N/F-1P-121/16 Part
Date: 30.10.2017

Subject: Recovery/adjustment of Interim Relief paid to the Pensioners/Family Pensioners, if any,whose pension/family pension is/was determined with respect to the pay of the retired/deceased employee covered under UGC/AICTE scale.

Consequent upon issue of this Deptt. Memo. No. 224- F(Pen) dated 03.06.2016 the Pensioners /Family Pensioners of the State Government and Government Sponsored or aided non Government educational institutions, local bodies, statutory bodies, boards, corporations, undertakings etc., covered under Finance Department Resolution No. 8071-F(P) dt. 27.11.2015 have been allowed the benefit of Interim relief @ 8% of the Basic Pension with effect from 01.07.2016.

2.Now, in view of the fact that the service and pay of the college teachers and others in the UGC/ AICTE scale is since not covered under the terms of reference of the Resolution issued vide No.8070-F(P) dated 27.11.2015, a question has raised whether the Pensioners/Family Pensioners of college who are/were entitled to pension/family pension from the State Government but on determination of the pension/family pension with respect to the last-pay of the retired/deceased employee in the UGC/ AICTE scale, are entitled to the Interim relief.
3.It is hereby clarified that the benefit of Interim relief contemplated in this Deptt. Memo No.224- F(Pen) dated 03.06.2016 relates to the grant only in respect of the Pensioners/Family Pensioners whose pension/family pension thus fixed on the basis of the pay and the service are covered in the terms of reference of the 6th Pay Commission as per the Resolution issued vide No.8070-F(P) dated 27.11.2015. Accordingly, the Pensioners/Family Pensioners of Govt. Colleges & Non-Govt. Colleges covered under the UGC/AICTE scales of pay, i.e. retired teaching staff including Librarian, Laboratory Instructors, Physical Instructors, Demonstrators of Govt. & Non Govt.General Degree Colleges, Engineering Colleges & Polytechnic Colleges and all other Pensioners/Family Pensioners of such category whose service and pay are not covered in the Resolution ibid, are not entitled to the grant of Interim Relief under Memo No. 224- F(Pen) dated 03.06.2016.

4.Payment of the Interim Relief allowed to the category of Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are not entitled to such grant as clarified at Para- 3 above, if any, is liable to be recovered/adjusted immediately from the pension relief, as per rules, in 5 (five) instalments starting from the month of November, 2017.

5.All the Pension Disbursing Authorities may act accordingly.
Sd/-
Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

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