Friday, 29 December 2017

AICPIN for the Month of November 2017

AICPIN for the Month of November 2017

No.5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 29th December, 2017

Press Release

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


The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2017 increased by 1 point and pegged at 288 (two hundred and eighty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.35 per cent between October, 2017 and November, 2017 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0.36 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.10 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat Atta, Eggs (Hen), Goat Meat, Milk (Cow), Onion, Tamarind, Bitter Gourd, Cabbage, Carrot, Coconut, Potato, Tomato, Cooking Gas, Electricity Charges, Firewood, Kerosene Oil, Private Tuition Fee, Petrol, Barber Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Groundnut Oil, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Chillies Green, Garlic, Ginger, Brinjal, Cauliflower, French Bean, Green Coriander Leaves, Methi, Palak, Radish, Apple, Banana, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 3.97 per cent for November, 2017 as compared to 3.24 per cent for the previous month and 2.59 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 3.91 per cent against 2.26 per cent of the previous month and 1.66 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Giridih reported the maximum increase of (7 points) followed by Salem and Puducherry (6 points each) and Rourkela, Sholapur, Mercara and Ghaziabad (5 points each). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 5 centres, 3 points in 16 centres, 2 points in 13 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. On the contrary, Kolkata recorded a maximum decrease of 3 points followed by Munger-Jamalpur, Amritsar, Chandigarh and Doom Dooma Tinsukia (2 points each). Among others, 1 point decrease was observed in 7 centres. Rest of the 13 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and 42 centres indices are below national average. The indices of Vishakhapathnam and Ghaziabad centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI- IW for the month of December, 2017 will be released on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(AMRITLALJANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR


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Gramin Dak Sevaks - Lok Sabha Q&A


Gramin Dak Sevaks - Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1427

ANSWERED ON: 27.12.2017

Gramin Dak Sevaks

BHEEMRAO BASWANTHRAO PATIL

Will the Minister of
COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has constituted any Committee to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks and if so, the details and the composition thereof;
(b) whether the said Committee has since submitted its report and if so, the recommendations thereof; and
(c) the time by which these recommendations are likely to be implemented?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a) Yes, Madam. A One Man Committee has been constituted to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra.
(b) Yes, Madam, the Committee has submitted its report to the Government. The salient features are given in the Annexure.
(c) The recommendations of the Committee have been considered by the Department. After getting the necessary approvals from all concerned, the recommendation of the Committee will be implemented.

Source - loksabha

Corrigendum of contractual fees for the persons engaged at ECHS Polyclinics


Corrigendum of contractual fees for the persons engaged at ECHS Polyclinics

File No.22D(25)/2017/(WE)/D(Res-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated 20 November, 2017
To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
CORRIGENDUM

Sir.
With reference to GOl Ministry of Defence letter No.22D (50)/2007 US(WE)/D(Res).Vol.-ll dated 3rd May 2016 and 22D(50)/2007/US(WE)/D(ResNol.-II dated 2nd June 2017, I am directed to convey the sanction of the Government for following amendments w.r.t. contractual fees for the persons engaged at ECHS Polyclinics in respect of the following categories:

S.No.CategoryFor
Contractual fees (Rs. Per month)
Read
Contractual Fees (Rs. Per month)
Para Medical
1.Radiographer2250028100
2.Laboratory Technician2250028100
3Laboratory Assistant2250028100
4Physiotherapist2250028100
5Pharmacist2250028100
6Nursing Assistant2250028100
Para Dental
7Dental Hygienist/ Dental Assistant/ Dental Technician2250028100
Clerks
8Clerks (ECHS Branch EOI Nepal)1800022500
Driver
9Driver1575019700
Other Non Medical Staff
10Chowkidar1345516800
11Female attendant1345516800
12Peon1345516800
13Safaiwala1345516800

2. The revised order will be effective from 16 August 2017.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their Id No. 33(5)/2009/Fin/Pen dated 7-11-2017.
Yours faithfully,
(A.K. Karn)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

GDS Kamlesh Chandra Committee Recommendations will be implemented soon - Minister replied in Parliament on 27th December, 2017


GDS Kamlesh Chandra Committee Recommendations will be implemented soon - Minister replied in Parliament on 27th December, 2017

Minister of State (IC) for Communications & Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, in a written reply to a question on GDS Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report, in Lok Sabha on 27.12.2017 informed that a One Man Committee has been constituted to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra.

The Committee has submitted its report to the Government. The salient features are given in the Annexure.

The recommendations of the Committee have been considered by the Department. After getting the necessary approvals from all concerned, the recommendation of the Committee will be implemented.

Annexure : Salient features  of the One Man Committee Report headed by Shri Kamlesh Chandra
  • The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.
  • The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDSs are increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
  • The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
  • The Level 1 GDS Post Offices / GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level - 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
  • The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
  • The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wages of BPMs from Level -1 to Level -2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas.
  • The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS Post Offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
  • The GDS BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond level-2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms
  • The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A, B; C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue norm. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
  • The six approved categories of GDSs are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one Multi Tasking Category.
  • The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
  • The minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 10000/- per month and maximum pay to Rs. 35480/- per month.
  • The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
  • A Composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
  • Children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs.
  • Risk & Hardship Allowance @Rs. 500/- per month for GDS working in the special areas has also been introduced.
  • A Financial up-gradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
  • The Ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 5,00,000
  • The GDS Contribution for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
  • The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs. 50000/- to Rs. 5,00,000/
  • The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs. 100/ per annum to Rs. 300/ per annum.
  • The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
  • The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistances in the Circle Welfare Funds.
  • The Committee has recommended addition of Rs. 10,000/ for purchase of Tablet / Mobile from the Circle Welfare in the head “Financial Assistance of Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
  • Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDS has been recommended.
  • The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
  • The Committee has also recommended one week of paternity leave.
  • Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
  • Online system of engagement has been recommended.
  • Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
  • Voluntary Discharge scheme has been recommended.
  • The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
  • The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The powers for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
  • The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.
  • The Committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.

Santosh Kumar Gangwar releases ESIC Calendar and Diary

Santosh Kumar Gangwar releases ESIC Calendar and Diary

Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment, Government of India released the ESIC Calendar, Diary and Telephone Directory for the year 2018 at a special function in New Delhi today.

The ESIC Calendar-2018 gives basic information about the efforts taken by ESIC in increasing ESI coverage and reach, various benefits offered and areas of priorities for the New Year under ESI Scheme etc. The ESIC Diary-2018 also gives complete information about the initiatives and achievements of ESIC during the year 2017 and various benefits offered to the Insured Persons and their Beneficiaries besides complete address and contact number of various ESIC Establishments pan India. 

A short presentation on the ESIC achievements and areas of priorities for the upcoming New Year-2018 depicted through Calendar and Diary was made the occasion. The Minister appreciated and congratulated the entire ESIC team for bringing out important information on ESI Scheme through these releases which will benefit all the Stakeholders of ESI Scheme. The Minister also referred to the efforts taken by the ESIC for improving its services to the Insured Persons and Employers so as to ensure a healthy and happy workforce of the country.

The Employees State Insurance Corporation is a pioneer Social Security organization providing comprehensive social security benefits like reasonable Medical Care and a range of Cash Benefits in times of need such as employment injury, sickness, death etc. The ESI Act applies to premises/precincts where 10 or more persons are employed. The employees drawing wages up to Rs.21,000/- a month are entitled to health insurance cover and other benefits, under the ESI Act. The Act now applies to over 8.98 lakh factories and establishments across the country, benefiting about 3.19 crores family units of workers. As of now, the total beneficiary population of ESI Scheme stands over 12.40 crores. Ever since its inception in 1952, the ESI Corporation has, so far set up 151 Hospitals, 1489/174 Dispensaries / ISM Units, 815 Branch/Pay Offices and 63 Regional & Sub-Regional Offices.

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