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NJCA Letter with Resolution dated 3.7.2018

NJCA Letter with Resolution dated 3.7.2018

National Joint Council of Action - Resolution

Resolution and Letter to Cabinet Secretary
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi- 110055
No.NJCA/2018
Dated: July 3, 2018
Dear Comrades,
The NJCA met today and took note of the inordinate delay in honouring the commitment made by the Government on 30th June, 2016 in respect of Minimum Wage, Fitment Formula, Scrapping the New Contributory Pension Scheme, Option No.1 to Pensioners, Outsourcing, Regularization of Contract/Casual Workers, JCM revival etc.

At the end of the deliberations it was decided to adopt a resolution and forward the same to the Government.

Copies of the Resolution and letter to the Cabinet Secretary are enclosed herewith, which are self-explanatory.

The NJCA will again meet on 18.08.2018 to finalize the future course of action in the matter of Indefinite Strike which was deferred on 06.07.2016.
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener

Letter to Cabinet Secretary

National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi - 110055
NO.NJCA/2018
Daled: July 3, 2018
Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Rashlrapali Bhawan Annexe,
New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,
The NJCA of the organizations, participating in the JCM, met today and adopted the enclosed resolution.

The NJCA was extremely unhappy to nole that the government did not honour its commitment made to the leaders of the organizations when they metlhe Hon'ble Home Minister and Finance Minister in the presence of the then Railway Ministers on 30.06.2016 on the basis of which the Indefinite Strike which was to commence on 11 .07.2016 was deferred.

The reply 10 a question asked by Shri Neeraj Shekhar in the Upper House of the Parliamcnl(Rajya Sabha) given by Hon'ble Minister of State for Finance, Shri P. Radha Krishnan, on 06.03.201 B Minister, which is reproduced below, has further angered the Central Government employees.
"Question of Shri Neeraj Shekhar(1170)

(a) Whether Government Is actively contemplating to increase minimum pay from Rs.18,000/· to Rs.21,000/· and filment factor from 2.57 to 3, in view of resentment among the Central Government employees over historically lowest increase in pay by 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC);

(b) If so, the details thereof and the date from which it would be implemented; and

(c) If not, the reasons for the callous attitude of Government towards Government Employees?"

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE (SHRI P RADHAKRISHNAN )

"(a),(b)&(c ) - The minimum Pay of Rs .18,000/- p.m. and filment factor of 2.57 are based on the specific recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in the light of the relevant factors taken into account by it. Therefore, no change therein is at present under consideration".

The NJCA has decided to meet again on 18.08.2018 10 consider the response, if any, from the government to this letter and to the enclosed resolution.

In case of the continuing negative attitude of the government, the NJCA will be left with no other alternative but to revive the decision of Indefinite Strike action, which was deferred on 06.07.2016 on the basis of the assurance given by the Group of Ministers on 30.06.2016.
Sincerely yours,
(Shiv. Gopal Mishra)
Convener

Resolution

National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi - 110055

RESOLUTION

The National JCA, which met today (03.07.20 18) at New Delhi as per the notice issued by the Convenor, after deliberations, came to the painful conclusion that the government had been unfortunately indulging in chicanery for the past two years by not honouring their commitment made to the NJCA leaders on 30.06.2016. The NJCA which was formed to pursue the demands and issues of the Central Government Employees especially those emanating from the recommendations made by the 7th CPC in the matter of Wage Revision, New Pension Scheme etc. had deferred the Indefinite Strike action, which was to commence from 11 .07.2016, on the solemn announcement held out by the Group of Ministers, consisting of the Hon'ble Home Minister, Finance Minister and the then Railway Ministers. The Govt had categorically stated that they should set up a High Power Committee to look into the matters concerning the upward revision of Minimum Wage Fitment Formula etc. with a direction to submit its report within four months. The NJCA had made reasoned submissions as to the fallacy of the computation of Minimum Wage made by the 7th CPC.

The meeting further noted that the report of the committee, set-up by the Government under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, Pension, to look into the grievances of the employees and officers over the newly introduced Contributory Pension Scheme in place of the existing Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, has been kepi pending by the Government without taking any action whatsoever, thereby denying the benefit of Defined Benefit Of Pension to the employees recruited on or after 1.1 .2004.

The meeting also noted that, rejection of Option No.1, recommended by the 7th CPC, to the Pensioners on the specious ground that the said recommendation was not feasible to be implemented, was nothing but denial of legitimate parity between the past and present Pensioners.

The meeting noted with deep concern and anguish that the government has virtually closed down the doors of negotiation by not convening the meeting of the National council JCM for the past 8 years.
The meeting in the above circumstances and given the totally nugatory attitude of the government has decided to revive the Indefinite Strike action, which was deferred on 30.06.2016, immediately and call upon the Central Government employees to prepare themselves for an otherwise inevitable show down. The meeting noted that the government had been dillydallying the issue for the past two years. The meeting desired that the government must immediately address the following issues and bring about negotiated settlement thereof without any further delay.
a) Upward Revision of Minimum Wage and Fitm ent Formula
b) Scrapping the New Contributory Pension Scheme.
c) Allow Option No.1 as one of the Pension Fitment Formula.
The meeting has directed the Convenor to bring to the notice of the Cabinet Secretary and through him the government lhe resentment and discontent of the employees and await their response up to 07.08.2018 and put into operation the deciSion to revive the decision of Indefinite Strike action immediately, thereafter, in case no negotiated settlement is brought about on the various demands included In the Charter of Demands .
(Shiva Gopal Miishra)
Source: Confederation
Convener
Dated: 3rd July, 2018
Source: Confederation

MACP Scheme in 7th CPC - Enhancement of benchmark from "Good" to "Very Good" : CAG Circular

MACP Scheme in 7th CPC - Enhancement of benchmark from "Good" to "Very Good" : CAG Circular
MACP-Scheme-7th-CPC

MACP Scheme in 7th CPC

Circular No: 20-Staff Wing/2018
No. 699-Staff (Entt.-I)/52(Part.II)-2018

OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER &
AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA
9, DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAYA MARG,
NEW DELHI - 110 124
DATE: 05 JUL 2018
To,
1. All the Heads of Department in IA&AD,
As per mailing list (except overseas Audit Offices),
2. Director General (Commercial-I)-Local,
3. Principal Director (Headquarters)-Local.

Subject: Enhancemen t of benchmark from "Good" to "Very Good" for grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

Sir/Madam,

Attention is invited to Department of Personnel and Training's O.M No. 35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 28.09.2016 whereby the benchmark for grant of financial upgradation under MACP has been enhanced to “Very Good” with effect from 25.04.2016.

2. In this regard, various references are being received regarding the applicability of O.M dated 28.09.2016 for determining the eligibility for grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme by the Departmental Screening Committee.

3. The matter was taken up with the Ministry and it has been clarified that the aforesaid O.M dated 28.09.2016 is applicable with effect from 25.07.2016 i.e the date of issue of Government Resolution by the Department of Expenditure. Therefore, in cases where MACP falls due on or after 25.07.2016, the revised benchmark of "Very Good" is to be followed. In other words, the overall grading of the APARs reckonable for grant of MACP should be at least "Very Good".

Read also: Clarification on applicability of "Very Good" benchmark for financial upgradation under MACPS and consideration of "Good" benchmark for the previous years before 25.07.2016

4. Regarding assessing the 'overall grading' of APARs, it has been clarified that guidelines/instructions issued by DoP&T with regard to method of assessment by Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) are applicable in cases of Departmental Screening Committee (DSC) for grant of financial upgradations under ACP/MACP Schemes. Hence, the principle adopted by DPCs for arriving at "Overall grading" ("Very Good" in case of MACP) may be adopted by the DSC also.

5. It is, therefore, requested that grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme may be processed in light of the above clarification.

6. Receipt of this circular may please be acknowledged.
Yours faithfully,
(V.S.Venkatanathan)
Assistant Comptroller & Auditor General (N)
Source: Confederation

Filling of Returns by every Government Servant - Income Tax

Filling of Returns by every Government Servant - Income Tax

Government Servant

भारत सरकार /Government of India
आयकर विभाग/Income Tax Department
आयकर आयुक्त चेन्नै-3 का कार्यालय, चेन्नै
Office of the Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax-3, Chennai
कमरा सं.410, चौथातल, आयकर भवन, 121, महात्मागांधी रोड, चेन्नै-34.
4th Floor, Main Building, 121, Mahathma Gandhi Road, Chennai- 34.

P.N.DEVADASAN, IRS
Principal Commissioner.
Chennai
19/06/2018
To
The Drawing & Disbursing Officer
O/O Dy. Director of IT(INV) Unit III
139, IOC Bhavan I Floor IOC Bhavan Nungambakkam High
Road Nungambakkam Chennai - 600034

Dear Sir/Madam,
Sub: Filing of Returns by every Government Servant - Reg.

As you might be aware, every person who is having income more than Rs.2,50,000 is bound to file his/her return of income. This includes the Government Servants also. However, the data of returns filed indicate that more than 50% of the Government Servants at Chennai are not filling their income tax returns. I hope, you will agree that as government servants, we should abide by laws and to be role models to the common citizens of our country. If we, Government servants ourselves are violating law by not filling our income tax returns, we don’t have any moral right to blame other sections of society.

From this year i.e Assessment Year 2018-19 onwards, the Parliament has amended the Income Tax Act by introducing a new section 234F for imposing late fee on every person who is not filling his/her return of income within the due date. For salaried employees, the due date is 31-07-2018. This means all the salaried employees have to file their returns of income for the Financial Year 2017-18 (Assessment Year 2018-19) on or before31-07-2018. Otherwise they all mandatorily have to pay late fee amounting between Rs.1,000 to Rs.10,000 as per the provisions of Section 234 . Also, a penalty of Rs.5,000 can be imposed under section 271F on them. In addition to this, they can be prosecuted under section 276CC of the Income Tax Act for jail terms varying between three months to seven years.

It may please be noted that these provisions are applicable to all the persons having gross income (excluding deductions) above Rs.2,50,000/-. It is understood that many persons who are claiming deductions under section 80C etc. (on GPF contribution, Life Insurance Policies, Housing Loan Repayment etc.) and adjustment of Interest on Housing Loan are under the impression that they need not file the return as their net income is below taxable limit and no TDS is deducted from their salary.
Therefore, I request you to kindly intimate and advice all the employees to whom the gross salary paid in the last year is more than Rs.2,50,000 to file their returns of income before 31-07-2018. It may also be noted that all the incomes earned by an employee such as rental income (including subletting of house/s), interest incomes, dividend from Co-operative societies and all such incomes should be declared in their returns of income. Later, if found to have omitted any such incomes, they are liable for separate penalty and prosecution for concealing those incomes.

A copy of this letter may be handed over to each of your employees who draw their salary through you. You may also discuss this issue with the Head of your Office/Department and request him/her to issue a circular to all the employees to file their return of income well in time.

In case of any clarification or suggestions, you may please contact the following Officers: Joint Commissioner Smt. Sumathy Venkataraman (8762300298), Assistant Commissioner Ms. N. Abhinaya (8939744880), Smt. Priya Ramakrishnan, ITO (9445954906), Shri Sundaramurthy, ITO (9445955554), Smt. Malarvizhy Kujur ITO (9962383336) or Shri V. Baladandayutham, ITO (9445954896).
Yours faithfully,
(P.N.DEVADASAN)
Source: Confederation

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