Sunday, 19 August 2018

7th CPC decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy

Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) - Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy - Consolidated Instructions
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3
New Delhi, dated 13.08.2018
The General Managers(P)
All Zonal Railways & Production Units

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) - Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy - Consolidated Instructions

Please refer to Board's letter of even number dated 12.10.2017 (RBE No.147/2017) followed by subsequent clarifications thereon regarding grant of CEA and Hostel Subsidy to Government employees on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Now, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training), vide their OM No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/17.07.2018 (Copy enclosed) has issued consolidated instructions in supersession of all the earlier instructions on the subject of CEA and Hostel Subsidy to Government Servants. These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway Employees with effect from 1.7.2017.

These instructions on CEA and Hostel Subsidy are in supersession of all previous orders issued by the Ministry of Railways on the subject.

Please acknowledge receipt.
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(Ashutosh Garg)
Dy.Director Estt.(W)II
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Small Committee Meeting held at Mumbai at IBA Office on 18/08/2018

Bank Wage Revision: Small Committee Meeting held on 18.8.2018

ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION

18th AUGUST SMALL COMMITTEE MEETING
ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS' CONFEDERATION (AIBOC)
ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS'ASSOCIATION (AIBOA)
INDIAN NATIONAL BANK OFFICERS' CONGRESS (INBOC)
NATIONAL ORGANISATION OF BANK OFFICERS (NOBO)
Camp: Mumbai
18th August, 2018
To
All Affiliates of AIBOC/AIBOA/INBOC/NOBO

Dear Comrades,
Small Committee Meeting held at Mumbai at IBA Office on 18/08/2018

A small committee meeting of Officers' Associations with IBA was held today at IBA Office, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai at 10-30 AM. The IBA team was led by Shri Prashant Kumar(DMD, SBI), Shri B. Ashok(GM, CBI), Shri Ujjwal Kumar(GM, UCO Bank), Shri LVR Prasad(GM, Canara Bank), Shri Raj Kiran Bhoir(GM, Bank of Maharashtra), Shri B Rajkumar(Dy C.E.O IBA)), Shri S.K. Kakkar(Sr. Vice President, HR & lR, IBA), Shri K.S. Chauhan, Advisor (HR & lR) and other officials of HR Dept. lBA. The four Officer organizations were represented by Com. Dilip Saha, Com Soumya Datta(AIBOC), Com S Nagarajan(AIBOA), Com K.K. Nair(INBOC) and Com. V Tikekar(NOBO) in the discussion.

On our charter of Demands containing both "Monetary and Non- Monetary" issues, elaborate discussions were held. On matters of issues having linkage of financial bearings, no finality could be arrived at in this meeting. However, on certain issues, they have agreed to place the issues before HR Committee of IBA for appropriate finalization. The IBA has responded positively to our request for convening an exclusive meeting on "Discipline and Appeal Regulations". On certain issues, notes are to be submitted by us within a time bound manner preferably in a week's time. We shall provide updates on further development.
Yours comradely,
(DILIOP SAHA)President AIBOC
(SOUMYA DATTA)General Secretary
AIBOC
(S NAGARAJAN)General Secretary
AIBOA
(K K NAIR)General Secretary
INBOC
(V.Tikekar)General Secretary
NOBO
Source: http://www.aiboa.org/

7th Pay Commission: No hike in minimum pay, No change in fitment factor and No change in retirement age


7th Pay Commission: No hike in minimum pay, No change in fitment factor and No change in retirement age [Modi's I Day speech]

7thCPC-No-hike-pay-fitmentfactor-retirement age

What next for Central government employees?

There was a bitter disappointment in store for fifty lakh Central government employees and an equal number of retirees, who have been waiting for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. There was lot of speculation that PM Narendra Modi may give some good news in his last Independence Day budget in this term as PM. Many believed that looking at good monsoon and positive economic factors, a positive announcement may come months before the general elections.

While PM Modi spoke about how Indian economy will be a powerhouse in next three decades, he didn't have any news to offer for the government employees.

Minister of State for Finance P. Radhakrishnan earlier in Lok Sabha had said that the Prime Minister's Narendra Modi government is not planning to give any hike in minimum basic salary beyond the recommendations of the seventh pay commission. However, the Haryana government approved pay scale recommendations of teaching and non-teachings staff at government universities, government universities and govt-aided colleges with effect from Jan 1,2016.

The Maha government also has announced a salary hike under 7th Pay Commission from January 2019 for 17 lakh state employees. . So obviously the Central government employees are also hoping for some positive news. It may be noted that the government at any time can announce such a decision, and it doesn't need to be on a special day. It may come closer in the heels to the election.
It is to be noted though that in the hopes of minimum pay hike beyond the recommendations of the 7th CPC might get a blow from the Central Bank itself. Earlier this month, RBI decided to increase the policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5%. The reverse repo rate has been hiked to 6.25%, the RBI announced after its three-day Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting.

"RBI's Monetary Policy Committee has decided to increase the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.5% Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.25% and marginal standing facility rate and Bank Rate to 6.75%," the apex bank said in a statement.

RBI in its report mentioned that inflation rates have increased on account of implementation of 7th Pay Commission. The revised HRA structure came into place in July 2017 under the 7th Pay Commission.

Currently, the Central government employees are getting basic pay according to the fitment formula of 2.57 of the basic pay and if this big step is taken, it will come as a massive news for the Central government employees. Fitment factor is a figure used by 7th CPC with which the basic pay in 6th CPC regime (i.e Pay in Pay band + Grade pay) is multiplied in order to fix basic pay in revised pay structure (i.e 7th CPC). Fitment factor formulated by 7th CPC is 2.57.

There were talks about Modi raising the retirement age of central government employees. That also didn't come through

Source:DNA India

Important staff issues upon which discussions held by NFIR


Important staff issues upon which discussions held by NFIR

NFIR

No. II/70/Part III
The Financial Commissioner (Railways),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Important staff issues upon which discussions held by NFIR-reg.

During discussions in your chamber on 31st July,2018, the following subjects were brought to your kind notice for consideration and favourable descision:-

Appendix-II A qualified staff of Accounts Department - diversion of DR quota vacancies of JAA for promotion of qualified staff as one time dispensation (NFIR's letter No. II/70/Part III dated 25/06/2018).
  • Grant of Incentive to the Accounts Stock Verifiers who have been posted from the cadre of Junior Accounts Assistant on passing Appendix - IV-A (IREM) Examination - NFIR's PNM Item No.22/2012.
  • Implementation of cadre restructuring in IT cadre with effect from 01/11/2013 on the sanctioned strength (as has been done in all other categories (NFIR's letter No. I/8/CRC/ 12 /IT dated 01/05/2017).
  • Stagnation faced by directly recruited JAAs of 1999 year batch in principal Financial Adviser's Office/SC - South Central Railway - NFIR's letter No. II/70/Part III dated 11/09/2017.
  • Implementation of cadre restructuring in Gazetted set up of IT cadre on Indian Railways - (NFIR's latest letter No. I/80/CRC/ITI dated 01/06/2018).
Federation requests to kindly see that approval is accorded soon. A line in reply is solicited.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source:NFIR

DoPT: Circular to all Secretaries of GOI regarding In-service Training for the Year 2018-19


DoPT: Circular to all Secretaries of GOI regarding In-service Training for the Year 2018-19

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division
Block-IV, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
D.O. No. 12017/01/2018-TNP(S)
Dated: August 16, 2018
Dear Sir/Madam,
As you are aware Department of Personnel & Training arranges one week In-Service Training Programme for All India Service (IAS, IPS & IFoS). offices working under Central Staffing Scheme and officers or Central Secretariat Service (CSS)/ Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) (DS/Sr. PPS and above level) every year.

2. The calendar for the In-Service Training Programme 2018-19 (First list) has been finalized and uploaded on the website of this Department at www.persmin.nic. in. I am also enclosing a copy of the training calendar for 2018-19 (First list). I request you that the calendar may kindly be circulated among the eligible officers requesting them to submit their options before commencement of the course. All eligible IAS Officers are required to give their willingness through the Intra IAS portal and all other officers through the proforma linked at www.persmin.nic.in. IAS officers are requested to send mail mentioning their names. Allotment Year and Cadre to persinfotech@nic. in/ tdp-trg@nic.in for Username/Password related queries.

3. All AIS (IAS, IPS and IFoS) officers with minimum 4 years of service and up to the rank of Secretary to the Government of India/Chief Secretary and equivalent. Group 'A' officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme in the Government of India and officers of CSS/CSSS (DS/Sr. PPS and above) are eligible to attend the aforesaid training programme.

4. It is also requested that the officers may be encouraged to opt for those training programmes which are relevant to their current job as well as the kind of assignments they are likely to hold in future.

5. I solicit your kind cooperation for the successful conduct of the training programmes by enabling wide publicity or the programmes amongst the officers and facilitating the attendance of a large number of officers in these programmes.
Yours sincerely,
(K Srinivas)
To
Secretaries to all Ministries/Departments of Govt of India (As per DoPT's standard list)

List of Institutes for In-Service Training Calendar for the year 2018-19 (First List):-
List of Institutes for In-Service Training Calendar for the year 2018-19

The second lot of In -Service Training Programme is expec ted to be announced with in Four (4) weeks.
General Guidelines for In- Service Training Programmes for AIS Officers (IAS, IPS & IFoS), officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme. Cenlral Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secrewriat Stenographers Service (CSSS) Officers.

This is one-week In-Service Training Programmes for the year 2018-19 for AIS officers ( IAS, IPS & IFoS) officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme and Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) Officers.

2. Eligibility:
(a) AIS officers ( IAS, IPS & IFoS)
(b) Officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme in the Government of India.
with minimum of 4 years of Service up-to the rank of Secretary to the Govt. of India and Chief Secretary in the State Govt. and equivalent.
(c) Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and CentraI Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) Officers of the level DS/ Sr. PPS and above.

3. All the training programmes are residential in nature. Accommodation facility will be provided to the participants by the trraining institutes who are organizing the training programme.

4. The IAS officers are required to apply on-line through the Intra IAS portal. All other Officers are required to apply through the prescribed proforma available with these guidelines after obtaining approval of the competent authority of the Department/ Ministry/ State
Government/ Cadre controlling authority concerned.

5. The Officers who are due for retirement may not be sponsored for the training programme scheduled in the month in which they are due to retire.

6. The Officers posted abroad are exempted from participation in the programme and their applications will not be considered.

7. The Officers are not allowed to apply or change options within 10 days of the commencement of an opted programme.

8. The Officers can attend only one In-Service Training Programme during 2018- 19.

Download: Application for In- Service Training, Programme for officers other than IAS for the year- 2018-19

Source:DoPT

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