Sunday, 10 February 2019

Central Government Employees Long pending prominent issues

Central Government Employees Long pending prominent issues

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
D.O.No.NC/JCM/2019
Dated: February 7, 2019
Resp. Shri Raj Nath Singh Ji,
Sub: Long pending prominent issues of the Central Government Employees

You may kindly recall that, aggrieved by retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC in general and particularly related to Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula as also on the issue of Restoration of Defined Old Pension Scheme for the Central Government Employees, the Central Government Employees, including Railwaymen, had decided to go on “Indefinite Strike” w.e.f. 11th July, 2016 since 06:00 hrs., in the morning. With a view to resolve these important issues amicably, a meeting was convened by your goodself on 30th June, 2016, wherein Hon’ble Finance Minister, Hon’ble Minister for Railways and Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways, were also present.

After detailed deliberations, the representatives of the Central Government Employees(NC/JCM) were assured that, the Union Government would favourably consider their demand of improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula, recommended by the VII CPC. It was also assured to look into the demand of Scrapping Contributory NPS in respect of the Central Government Employees and restoration of Defined Old Pension Scheme.

The representatives of the Central Government Employees were made to understand in the said meeting that, the Government would take decision in regard to above demands within a timeframe of four months by constituting committees for the purpose. On the assurance of the Group of Ministers, the proposed “Indefinite Strike” was deferred by the NC/JCM.

You may kindly appreciate that, substantially long time has already elapsed and the Federations of the Railways and other Central Government Employees, who had participated in the said meeting, have still been awaiting the positive outcome of the discussions held and assurances given by the Group of Ministers therein.

There is, therefore, serious discontentment brewing among the Central Government Employees, including the Railwaymen, and it is quite difficult to further contain the same any longer. There is, therefore, tremendous pressure to revoke the decision of the “Indefinite Strike” of the Central Government Employees due to non-settlement of the said issues.

It would, therefore, be largely fair and conducive for harmonious relations of the Central Government Employees with the Central Government, that, at least the following two major issues be settled without any further delay:-

(i) Restoration of Defined Old Pension Scheme for all Central Government Employees, irrespective of their date of appointment, which was available for the Central Government Employees appointed before 01.01.2004.

(ii) Improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.

I earnestly hope that, your goodself will take these issues with all seriousness for resolving the same before it is too late, in the larger interest of conducive atmosphere in the country.
With Kind Regards,
Sincerely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
Shri Raj Nath Singh,
Hon’ble Home Minister
(Government of India),
New Delhi

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com

7th pay commission Bunching of Pay - Point of doubts and Clarification - Finmin Ordrs issued on 7.2.2019

7th pay commission Bunching of Pay - Point of doubts and Clarification - Finmin Ordrs issued on 7.2.2019

Points of doubt raised and clarifications thereon
Sl. No Point of doubt Clarification
1. Whether one increment of 3% constitute one stage or a difference of 3% among the pay of two officers As explained in this Ministry’s earlier OM dated 3.8.2017, the stages of every pay scale were well defined in the pay structure under 5th CPC regime and the stages were not well defined in the 6th CPC structure. Since there were no defined stages in the 6th CPC structure and as pay in the running Pay Band in the 6th CPC structure could be of any amount in the multiple of Rs. 10, as specific to an employee, it has been very clearly brought out therein, drawing upon the illustration given by the 7th Pay Commission in para 5.1.37 of its Report . that a difference of at least 3%, the rate of annual increment in the 6th CPC structure, was essential for counting of two stages. Therefore, for the purpose of considering bunching, two Pays drawn in a Pay Band with a particular Grade Pay, which are separated by 3% of the lower pay; are to be taken into account, as explained in the illustration given in para 9(i) of this order.
2. Whether the pay at Cell 1 of any Level may be taken as first stage. Bunching is to be considered with reference to the consecutive stages of pay drawn in the pay structure obtaining prior to 1.1.2016, as explained in these orders and as such a reference to Cell 1. which is in the revised pay structure, is not relevant.
3. Whether all .pay stages lower than the entry pay in the 6th CPC pay structure the purpose of bunching. This point has been amply clarified in the aforesaid OM dated 3.8.2017.  As mentioned in para 8(iv) thereof , all pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC pay structure as indicated in the Pay Matrix contained in 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching.
4. Whether benefit of bunching should be given only where previous and current pay stages of the officers (specific to each employee) are getting bunched and placed at the same Level in the 7th CPC matrix without any comparison to any other officer’s pay as per para 5 and 8(iii) of this Department’s OM dated 3.8.2017 which stipulates that a difference of 3% to be reckoned for determination of consecutive pay stages, specific to each employee. The position clarified in these orders covers this poi nt. As explained in the illustration. the pre-revised pay of Rs.46,100 and Rs.47,490 are considered two stages of pay, as these are separated by 3% and these could be drawn by any two officers.
5. Whether benefit of bunching is to be given to a senior officer with reference to the pay of his junior officer who is drawing less pay with the difference of 3% to the senior officer and now his pay got fixed in the same Level as that of the senior officer. The issue of bunching is not a matter of pay drawn by a Senior Officer vis-a-vis a Junior Officer. As explained in these orders, bunching happens as in the illustration given in these orders and as such this is not related to the issue of seniority.
6. Whether the benefit of bunching is also required to be given to a senior officer where his junior’s pay has got fixed in the same Cell as that of the senior due to the benefit of bunching of pay given to the junior
7. Whether the benefit of bunching may be extended on account of bunching of two stages of pre-revised pay of a Government servant alone. It is not clear how two stages drawn by a single Government servant are relevant for pay fixation on 1.1.2016, as only the pay drawn on 31.12.2015 is to be taken into account for pay fixation on 1.1.2016
8. Whether the benefit of bunching may be extended only on direct pay fixation where the pay of two officers in the pre-revised pay with a difference of 3% get fixed at the same stage in the revised pay structure (7th CPC) or also on further bunching with next higher pay stage due to grant of additional increment to an officer for bunching on initial/direct pay fixation. As explained in the illustration contained in para 9(ii) of these orders, no such benefit is admissible in such cas

6th Central Pay Commission - Pension of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) discharged from service on or after 01.01.2006

6th Central Pay Commission - Pension of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) discharged from service on or after 01.01.2006.
No.1(15)/2012/D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
D(Pension/Policy)
Dated 6th February 2019
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Navil Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Implementation of the Government decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission - Pension of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) discharged from service on or after 01.01.2006.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions contained in this Ministry's letter No.17(4)/08(2)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 18.08.2010 as amended vide this Ministry’s letter No.17(4)/2008/D(Pen/Policy) dated 20.09.2012 under which a note below Para 3(v) of the ibid MoD letter dated 18.08.2010 was inserted regarding non-applicability of provisions of letter dated 18.08.2010 to JCOs granted Honorary Commission as Leiutenant and Captain.

2. Further, in supersession of the provision contained in this Ministry’s letter No.17(4)/2008(2)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 20.09.2012, letter No.1(15)/2012/D(Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013 was issued under which it was decided that the provisions of MoD letter dated 18.08.2010 are also applicable to post 01.01.2006 JCOs/Ors granted Honorary Commission as Lieutenant and Captain with effect from 24.09.2012.

3. The President is now pleased to decide that provisions of this Ministry’s letter dated 18.08.2010 shall also be applicable to post 01.01.2006 JCOs/ORs granted Honorary Commission as Lieutenant and Captain. The notional pay in the revised pay structure for these ranks shall be worked out by adding pay in the revised pay band corresponding to the Fixed pay of Fifth CPC (in terms of Para 9(a) (i) of SAI 1/S/2008 as amended and equivalent instructions for Navy & Air Force)” plus the Grade pay and Military Service Pay introduced under Sixth CPC revised pay structure.

4. In view of the above, the note below Para 3(v) of this Ministry’s letter No. 17(4)/08(2)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 18.08.2010 inserted vide this Ministry's letter No. 17(4)/2008(2)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 20.09.2012 may be considered as deleted.

5. The financial benefit in past cases shall be granted from 01.01.2006 or date of discharge/invalidment, whichever is later. In this regard, concerned PSA's would suo-moto issue Corr PPO based on the data of post 2006 retired Hony Commissioned Officers held with them.

6. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

7. This issue with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Minister vide their ID No.10(15)/2015/FIN/PEN dated 02.01.2019

8. Hindi version will follow.
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(Manoj Sinha)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. Of India

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