Monday, 4 December 2017

AIRF: Brief on the discussion with the CRB on date


AIRF: Brief on the discussion with the CRB on date

No.AIRF/24(C)
Dated: December 1, 2017
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief on the discussion with the CRB on date

I met the CRB in the forenoon on date and had discussion on the following issues:
1. Benchmarking for financial upgradation under MACPS consequent upon implementation of VII CPC - I explained the CRB that, prior to implementation of VII CPC recommendations, benchmarking for financial upgradation under MACPS, and that for regular promotion had been similar. With the implementation of higher benchmarking for financial upgradation under MACPS, there is serious resentment among the Railwaymen as majority of them is deprived of this legitimate benefit. The CRB assured to look into the matter on priority.

2. Appointment on Compassionate Ground of the wards/widows of the Railwaymen either died in harness or medically incapacitated - With the direct recruitment qualification for open market recruitment in erstwhile GP Rs.1800 having been upgraded to High School + ITI or Course Completed Act Apprenticeship, appointment on Compassionate Ground to those wards of the Railwaymen who are not in possession of this qualification is being denied. I had, therefore, raised this issue and the CRB has assured us that this issue shall also be dealt with on priority and the provision as existed earlier, i.e. placing them in -1S pay scale would be considered.
On the issue of Compassionate Ground Appointment, in general, the CRB said that, it would continue on Indian Railways on 1:1 basis.

3. Implementation of upgraded pay scales as recommended by the VII CPC to certain categories of Railwaymen - I had also discussed this issue with the CRB, explaining that the VII CPC has recommended upgraded pay scales to certain categories of Railwaymen, viz. SSO(A/Cs)/Sr. Travelling Inspector(A/Cs)/ Sr. Inspector(Stores A/Cs), Chemical & Metallurgical Asstt., Chemical & Metallurgical Supdt., Asstt. Chemist & Metallurgist, but the same are yet to be implemented, and the Ministry of Railways have unnecessarily referred the issue to the DoP&T, which is quite unfair and urged upon the CRB to implement the same without further delay. He also assured a positive action in the matter.

4. Absorption of Course Completed Act Apprentices in the Railways - AIRF has raised this issue many times, wherein we have requested that, the Apprentices who have completed their course before making quota of 20% should be regularized without subjecting them to any RRCs examination as has been done earlier with paper screening. The CRB assured that he would definitely do the needful and would try that this skilled workforce should join the Indian Railways at an earliest.

5. Improvement in the condition of Railway Quarters and Colonies - Regarding complaints pertaining to maintenance of railway quarters and colonies, I suggested the CRB to think on the subject out of the box. He appreciated the sincere suggestion given by me that, old railway colonies should be demolished and replaced with multi-storey railway colonies, equipped with lift, CCTVs, boundary etc., so that, the employees and their families, living therein, should feel secure. I also mentioned that, till they get proper railway quarter maintenance, the staff should be paid “Maintenance Allowance” for petty repairs, whitewash and painting etc.
This is for information and wide publicity.
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: AIRF

KV Teacher Special Recruitment Drive 2017 - Schedule for Written Examination for Direct Recruitment


KV Teacher Special Recruitment Drive 2017 - Schedule for Written Examination for Direct Recruitment

Kendriay Vidyalaya Sangathan informed that the Written Examination schedule for Special Recruitment Drive for Teaching Posts in Kendriya Vidyalayas of North Eastern Zone to be filled up through Direct Recruitment given below. And Admit Cards for the examination will be uploaded separately.

Date of
Examination
PostNo. of
Questions
TimeDurationShift
16.12.2017PGTs20009.30 AM to 12.30 PM3.00 HrsI
16.12.2017PRT1502.00 PM to 04.30 PM2.30 HrsII
17.12.2017TGTs15010.00 AM to 12.30 PM2.30 HrsI

Reservation in Promotion - Roster Point based, not Vacany based - Confederation

Reservation in Promotion - Roster Point based, not Vacany based - Confederation

IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT - WITH EFFECT FROM 10.02.1995
RESERVATION IN PROMOTIONS SHOULD BE ROSTER POINT BASED (TOTAL NUMBER OF POSTS SHOULD BE THE BASIS FOR WORKING OUT NUMBER OF POST TO BE EARMARKED FOR EACH CATEGORY IN THE CASTE - WISE RESERVATION ROSTER) AND NOT VACANCY BASED.

NON-REPORTABLE
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL NO(S). 4751-4752/2011

V. LAKSHMIKANTHAN AND ANR.
APPELLANT(S)
VERSUS
UNION OF INDIA AND ORS. ETC.
RESPONDENT(S)
J U D G E M E N T
KURIAN, J.

1. Though several contentions are raised in these appeals, finally the learned counsel for the appellants has come down to one submission, since according to him, he is entitled to succeed on that. That submission pertains to the direction in R.K. Sabharwal and Others v. State of Punjab and Others, (1995) 2 SCC 745, regarding post based roster in the matter of promotions. It was made clear in R.K. Sabharwal (supra) that 10.02.1995 shall be the date for the purpose of following the post based roster. It appears, the Respondent No.2 was still not following the same which led to the decision in Union of India and Ors. v. Virpal Singh Chauhan and Others, (1995) 6 SCC 684. In paragraph 33 in Virpal Singh Chauhan (supra) it was made clear that the Railways has to follow the principles as laid down in R.K. Sabharwal (supra).

Paragraph Nos. 29 and 33 of the same are extracted below:

Source: Confederation

Filling up the post of General Manager (Punjab Region), Food Corporation of India under the Department of Food and Public Distribution


Filling up the post of General Manager (Punjab Region), Food Corporation of India under the Department of Food and Public Distribution

F. No. 9/3/2017-EO(MM-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances &
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
the 1st December 2017
To,
1. Thy Chief Secretaries
All Stare Governments,
2. All Secretaries

Ministries/Departments of Government of India

Subject: Filling up the post of General Manager (Punjab Region), Food Corporation of India under the Department of Food & Public Distribution.

Sir/Madam,
This is regarding filling up the post of General Manager in Food Corporation of India (Punjab Region) and r the Department of Food & Public Distribution on deputation basis. The post is a CSS
post to be fillled through the Civil Services Board Procedure.

2. Officers of he rank of Deputy Secretary/Director of the Government of India or equivalent level, eligible for appointment under Central Staffing Scheme are eligible for the post. The period of deputation is 4/5 years for Deputy Secretary/Director respectively.

3. The post may be circulated amongst the officers eligible to be appointed at Deputy willing and eligible officers who can be spread by the State Governments/Ministries/Departments Secretary/Director level or equivalent level in the Government of India on priority basis. Names of may be forwarded to the Department along with cadre clearance, vigilance clearance, detailed bio-data in the enclosed proforma and CR Dossiers for the last five years. For officers working in the cadre, it may also b Insured that the 'Cooling off', after a previous stint on deputation, if any, is completed and the officer is eligible for appointment on Central Deputation as per extant instructions.

4. It is requested that the application(s) of the eligible candidate(s) may please be forwarded so as to reach this Department within one month from the date of issue of this circular.
Yours faithfully,
(Rajender Kumar)
Deputy Secretary SM)
Source: DoPT

7th CPC Central government employees feel "frustrated and squeezed" by their pay


7th CPC Central government employees feel "frustrated and squeezed" by their pay

7th-CPC-Central-government-employees


Central government employees feel "frustrated and squeezed" by their pay, which has flatlined since implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

But despite broad government stagnation in pay growth, it is still possible to maximise chances of getting minimum pay hike, he added.

The battle between the government and the central government employees unions is being seen because the government has decided not to give minimum pay hike for the central government employees.

A letter of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) dated October 30, states that the hike in minimum Pay and fitment formula do not appear to be treated as an anomaly, therefore, these do not come under the purview of the NAC.

However, the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) has been formed in September, 2016 to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations.

A day after the Cabinet cleared the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, three senior Cabinet Ministers including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley discussed this issue with the several central government employees' unions leaders for more than two hours on June 30, 2016 in home minister Rajnath Singh's house and they assured the leaders a High Level Committee would look into the increasing minimum Pay and fitment formula.

Their assurance had prevented several central government employees' unions to go indefinite strike over pay hike from July 11, 2016.

"The minimum pay of central government employees Rs.18,000 was made on recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. But government will consider hiking it after discussions with all stakeholders, once the proposal in this regard will be submitted to government by the proposed High Level Committee," Jaitley had also said in Rajya Sabha on July 19, 2016.

While the High Level Committee has not yet been constituted. The government had said the NAC would discuss any pay hike agenda but DoPT letter now says minimum pay and fitment factor doesn't come under the purview of the NAC.

The central government employees unions, including the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers, have strongly criticized the government over the DoPT letter.

"The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers leaders said a meeting would be held on January 24, so they may ask employees to go on indefinite strike over pay hike," a union leader said.

The top official in the Finance Ministry said that the ministry would like to review the DoPT letter, because the DoPT ​​has issued the letter against Finance Minister's promise to hike minimun pay. This is probably the first time that the Finance Ministry is likely to raise minimum pay while the government already approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The Finance Ministry is likely to remain committed to hike in minimum pay beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for the central government employees, he confirmed.

Earlier, the government gave nod the 7th Pay Commission proposal of minimum basic pay from Rs.7,000 to Rs.18,000 per month while the maximum basic pay from Rs.80,000 to Rs.2.5 lakh with a fitment factor of 2.57 times uniformly of basic pay of 6th pay commission.

The Unions have been demanding minimum pay Rs. 26,000 instead of Rs 18,000 with 3.68 fitment factor.

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