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Another Blow to Central Government Employees - NDA Govt to Reject Arbitration Awards


Another Blow to Central Government Employees - NDA Govt to Reject Arbitration Awards

On 15.02.2018, Finance Minister, Sri Arun Jaitley has moved following resolutions in the Parliament to reject the two ARBITRATION AWARDS which are in favour of Central Govt Employees.

(1) Grant of HRA for the period from 01.01.1996 to 31.07.1997 based on revised pay.

(2) Revision of rates of Transport Allowance.

M. Krishnan
SG Confederation
Parliamentary Bulletin Part- II
No. 57541Thursday, February 15, 2018Legislative Section
Government Resolution
Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs  has given notices of the following Resolutions which have been admitted:
  1. "That this House approves the proposal of the Government to reject the Award given on 6th April, 2004 by the Board of Arbitration in C.A. Reference Case No.2 of 2002, regarding grant of House Rent Allowance to the Central Government employees for the period from 01.01.1996 to 31.07.1997 at pre-revised rates but with reference to revised pay, in terms of Para 21 of the Scheme for the Joint Consultative Machinery and Compulsory Arbitration for Central Government employees (JCM) as the implementation of the Award which involves an expenditure of approximately Rs.1000 crores, will lead to diversion of scarce resources from development expenditure to non-productive expenditure and will, thus, adversely affect the National Economy."
"That this House approves the proposal of the Government to reject the Award given on 24thNovember, 2005 by the Board of Arbitration (BoA) in C.A. Reference Case No.3 of 2004, regarding revision of rates of Transport Allowance to the Central Government employees in terms of Para 21 of the scheme for  Joint Consultative Machinery and Compulsory Arbitration, as the implementation of the BoA Award from the date of Award viz.24.11.2005 to 31.08.2008 which involves an expenditure of Rs.1232 crores, will lead to diversion of scarce resources from development expenditure to non-productive expenditure and will, thus, adversely affect the National Economy."Desh Deepak Verma

Secretary-General

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