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Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.07.2017 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment

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F. No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date -13th Oct, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Grant of Dearness Relief in the 5th CPC series effective from 01.07.2017 to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment-reg

In continuation of this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2016-P&PW(G) dated 12.05.2017, the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief @ 5th CPC w.e.f 01.07.2017 to the following categories :-

(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 and 31.12.1985, and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs. 600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.I000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 264% to 268% w.e.f 01.07.2017.

(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97 -P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 shall be entitled to enhanced Dearness Relief from 256% to 260% w.e.f 01.07.2017.

(a) The widows and eligible children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m. & revised to Rs.645/-p.m w.e.f 04 June, 2013 vide OM No 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June,2013.

(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs.654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/- and Rs.965/-

2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

3. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

4. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

5. This issues in pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B) dated 26th September,2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: Department of Pension& Pensioners Welfare

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Revised Minimum Wages & VDA w.e.f. 01.10.2017: Agriculture – Highly Skilled, Semi-skilled, Unskilled, Supervisory/Clerical

Revised Minimum Wages & VDA w.e.f. 01.10.2017: Agriculture – Highly Skilled, Semi-skilled, Unskilled, Supervisory/Clerical

No.1/ 13(1)/2017-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)

New Delhi
Dated: 6/10/2017

ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. 186 (E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned hereby declares that there shall be no increase in Variable Dearness Allowance for the period of 1.10.2017-31.3.2018 due to decrease in the average Consumer Price Index for the period January, 2017 to June, 2017 for the workers employed in Agriculture and thereby resulting in the VDA remaining the same as it was during the period of 1.4.2017 to 30.9.2017. This order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.10.2017.

Therefore, the minimum rates of wages including the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01.10.2017 to the employees would be same as under:-

Category of worker Rates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
‘A’ Area ‘B’ Area ‘C’ Area
Unskilled 333+8
341
303+8
311
300+8
308
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisory 364+9
373
335+8
343
307+8
315
Skilled/ Clerical 395+10
405
364+9
373
334+8
342
Highly Skilled 438+11
449
407+10
417
364+9
373
Clerical 395+10
405
364+9
373
334+8
342

The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Advisory board.

The classification of workers under different categories will be same as in Part-I of the notification, whereas classification of cities will be same as in the Part-II of the notification dated 19th January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, B & C is enclosed at Annexure I for ready reference.

(A.K.Nayak)

CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)

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Mutual Funds bet most on government securities: ASSOCHAM

Mutual Funds bet most on government securities: ASSOCHAM

When it comes to deploying their resources for long-term debt products, the mutual funds bet the most on the government securities or the sovereign, according to an ASSOCHAM analysis.

Making extra bucks in the short term and safety through risk aversion in the long term is the name of the game for the mutual funds operating in the debt space, said the analysis done by ASSOCHAM.

The government securities, which are considered to be the safest bet for Mutual Funds (MFs) for deploying money in assets with a maturity period of one year and above, contribute about 20 percent of the total Asset Under Management (AUM) of the MFs.

However, for securities with a three to six month maturity period, the Non-banking Finance Companies, (NBFCs), bank certificates of deposits and corporate bonds are among the favourite avenues for the MFs. The treasury bills of the government are also a popular choice.

The market for the debt instruments of the private corporate sector is yet to emerge in India, thus making the companies depend more on the term finances from the commercial banks, said the ASSOCHAM spokesman.

The analysis done by ASSOCHAM further stated that Debts are typically products which are sold among those seeking more security and less of growth. In the Indian context, the confidence factor is for the sovereigns for the long term.
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DoE: Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme

Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme for 3rd quarter of 2017-18 starting 1st October, 2017 – DoE O.M dated 29.09.2017

F.No.01/04/2016-NS
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 29.09.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme.

On the basis of the decision of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on quarterly basis since 1st April, 2016. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2017-18 starting 1st October, 2017 shall remain unchanged form those notified for the second quarter of FY 2017-18.

2. This has the approval of Finance Minister.

(H. K. Srivastav)
Director (Budget)
Tele – 011-23093569

Source: Department of Expenditure

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Continuation of public funded ongoing schemes beyond 12th Five Year Plan: Instructions

Continuation of public funded ongoing schemes beyond 12th Five Year Plan: Instructions regarding

F.No.42(02))/PF-II/2014
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Public Finance (Central – I) Division

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated – 27th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Continuation of public funded ongoing schemes beyond 12th Five Year Plan: Instructions regarding.

Reference is invited to Department of Expenditure’s OM No.42(02)/PF-
11/2014 dated 2th March, 2017 wherein an interim extension for a period of six months beyond 31st March, 2017 was granted for all ongoing schemes for their continuation beyond 12th Five Year Plan and it was mandated that the appraisal/approval of all such scheme should be completed within this time limit i.e. before the end of September 2017. Most Ministries/Departments are in an advanced stage of concluding the approval process of their schemes and many have already obtained the approval of the competent authority. However, a number of proposals have been received from various Ministries/Department for further extension of this interim extension pending the completion of the required appraisal/approval procedure. In view of the practical difficulties being faced by the Ministries/Departments for completion of this procedure and for smooth implementation of the ongoing schemes, the following instructions are
issued:

I. For schemes where EFCs have already been held and the total project outlay is RS.1000 crore or less, further interim extension of one month time i.e. up to 31st October, 2017 is granted for completion of the approval of the competent authority.

II. For schemes where the EFCs have been held and the budgetary outlay involved is more than Rs.1 000 crore, further interim extension of two months is granted i.e. up to 30th November, 2017 to obtain the approval of the competent authority.

III. For all such schemes with financial implication of more than RS.500 crore which have either not been sent to the Department of Expenditure so far or where the EFCs have not been held so far, further interim extension is granted up to 31st December, 2017 to complete the appraisal and approval process. No further extension of time will be granted thereafter.

IV. As far as pending SFCs are concerned, the appraisal and approval shall be completed before 31st October, 2017.

V. For EFC / SFC proposals for schemes as referred to at para (III) and (IV) above, the Financial Advisers must prepare a list of such schemes which the Ministry/Department is proposing for continuation beyond the 1ih Five Year Plan with timeline for completing the appraisal/approval process with detailed reasons for the inordinate delay in completing the process on time. This information may be sent to the Department of Expenditure by 30th September, 2017.

VI. It may be noted that at the RE stage, the budgetary allocation for such schemes referred to at para (III) and (IV), shall be capped at the BE 2017-18 level and no request for additional outlay in the supplementary will be entertained.

VII. The posts which are created for the schemes shall continue to exist pari passu till the period of extension as the case may be depending on the extent of extension. Further, if the ongoing schemes continue after the prescribed appraisal/approval process in the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission, the Administrative Ministries/Departments are required to refer the proposals for continuation of such posts beyond the date of this interim extension to the Department of Expenditure.

2. This issues with the approval of the Finance Minister.

(Chittaranjan Dash)
Director (PFC-I)
Tel No. 23093109

All Secretaries to the Government of India
All Financial Advisers to Ministries / Departments of Government of India
Cabinet Secretariat
Prime Minister’s Office
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Interest Subsidy Scheme on home loans for MIG extended by another 15 months

Interest Subsidy Scheme on home loans for MIG extended by another 15 months

Subsidy of up to Rs.2.60 lakh now available till March, 2019

Centre to look in to concerns of real estate industry to meet affordable housing targets

The central government today announced that the benefit of interest subsidy of about Rs.2.60 lakh on home loans under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) will now be available for beneficiaries belonging to Middle Income Groups (MIG) fir fifteen more months beyond December this year.

This was announced by Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (Housing & Urban Affairs), Government of India, while addressing the ‘Real Estate and Infrastructure Investors Summit’ organized by NAREDCO, in Mumbai today. He said that the government decided to give more time for MIG beneficiaries to avail interest subsidy under PMAY(Urban).

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, in his announcement on the 31st of December last year made applicable the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) under PMAY(Urban) to MIG, till the end of December this year. Under CLSS, MIG beneficiaries with annual income of above Rs.6.00 lakhs and up to Rs.12.00 lakhs would get an interest subsidy of 4.00% on a 20 year loan component of Rs.9.00 lakhs. Those with annual exceeding Rs.12.00 lakhs and up to Rs.18.00 lakhs would get interest subsidy of 3.00%.

Reiterating the Government’s commitment to meet the Housing for All targets in urban areas by 2022, Shri Mishra urged private investors to invest in affordable housing, being promoted by the Government in a big way with several incentives and concessions.

Shri Mishra later an hour long discussions with a 30 member delegation of NAREDCO and assured them that the Government would look into various issues raised by them in all sincerity and possible interventions would be considered.

The delegation referred to what they called anomalies in GST rates for completed and under construction housing projects, Stamp Duties being higher and kept outside the purview of GST, scarcity of land, delays in granting construction permits, lack of coordination among different municipal agencies, RBI’s high risk weightage for lending to real estate sector despite Real Estate Act coming into force, inadequate bank financing despite Non-Performing Assets in respect of construction being much less than other sectors etc.

The delegation expressed concern over GST and other taxes accounting for over one third of the cost of residential properties.

Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, who addressed the summit yesterday suggested to NAREDCO to have a detailed discussion with Secretary(HUA) for resolving the issues so that affordable housing could be given a boost.

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Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017: CGA’s Order

Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017: CGA’s Order

No.S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/RBD/GBA/5366-5425
Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts

Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi-110023
Dated: 20.09.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017.

Owing to Holidays in the State of West Bengal from 27.09.2017 to 02.10.2017 due to observance of Durga Puja & Dussehra Festival, PAO’s DDOs located in West Bengal are requested to take the necessary action to facilitate the payment of salary of employees on 26.09.2017 being the last working day of the month. It is also reiterated that Central Government Departments may pay their salaries on the last working day of the month in other States also as per the existing procedure laid down in Para 64 of the Central Government Account (Receipt and Payment) Rules, 1983.

All the accredited banks are also requested to follow the above directions and release the salary for the month of September, 2017 on 26th September, 2017 (i.e. the last working day) for the Central Government employees working in offices in West Bengal.

(Shailendra Kumar)
Dy. Controller General of Accounts (GBA)

To,

1. All Pr.CCA’s/CCA’s/CA’s . (with independent charge) of all Ministries/Departments (Civil) of Government of India.
2. Jt.CGA (PFMS), O/o CGA, M/o Finance, New Delhi – 110001.
3. Jt. CGA (ITD), M/o Finance, New Delhi – 110001.
4. The Pr. Chief General Manager (DGBA), Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai.
5. The Chief General Manager, CAS, Reserve Bank of lndia, Nagpur.
6. Sr. Accounts Officer, ITD, O/o CGA with the request to upload this OM on CGA’s website.

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Cabinet approves Rationalization/Merger of the Government of India Press (GIPs) and their modernization

Cabinet approves Rationalization/Merger of the Government of India Press (GIPs) and their modernization

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its for rationalization/merger and modernization of 17 Government of India Presses (GIPs)/Units into 5 Government of India Presses (GIPs) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Minto Road and Mayapuri, New Delhi; Nashik, Maharashtra and Temple Street, Kolkata, West Bengal.

These 5 Presses will be redeveloped and modernised by monetisation of their surplus land. Land measuring 468.08 acres of the other merged Presses will be given to Land & Development Office, Ministry of Urban Development. Land measuring 56.67 acres of the Government of India Text Books Presses (GITBPs) at Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar and Mysuru will be returned to the respective State Governments.

Modernisation of the Presses will enable them to undertake important confidential, urgent and multi-colour printing work of the Central Government Offices all over the country.

This will be carried out at zero cost to the exchequer and without any retrenchment.

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Revision of commission payable to SAS agents on Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP)

Revision of commission payable to SAS agents on Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP)

F.No.2/4/2014-NS.II
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 15.09.2017

Subject: Revision of commission payable to SAS agents on Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP).

In partial modification of the instructions issued vide this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 01.07.2015, the undersigned is directed to convey that the rate of commission payable to the authorised agents under the Standardised Agency System (SAS) for securing investment in Kisan Vikas Patra is revised from 1.0% to 0.5% with immediate effect.

2. This has the approval of Finance Minister.

Sd/-
(Padam Singh)
Regional Director (Sr.)

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Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 – Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 – Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017.

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No.7(2)/EV/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the September 6,2017

Office Memorandum

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 – Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017.

The Tables of Benefits for Savings Fund to the beneficiaries under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980, which are being issued on a quarterly basis from l.1.20 17 onwards, as brought out in ‘ this Ministry’s OM of even number dated 17.3 .2017, for the quarter from l.7.2017 to 30.9.2017, as worked out by IRDA based on the interest rate of 7 .8% per annum (compounded quarterly) as notified by the Department of Economic Affairs as per their Resolution No. 5(1)-B(PD)/2017 dated 17.7.2017, are enclosed.
2. The Tables enclosed are of two categories as per the existing practice. As hitherto, the first Table of Benefits for the savings fund of the scheme is based on the subscription of Rs. 10 p.m. froml.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs. 15 p.m. w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards. The second Table of Benefits for savings fund is based on a subscription of Rs. 10 p .m. for those employees who had opted out of the
revised rate of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

3. While these orders are in respect of Table of Benefits for the period from l.7.2017 to 30.9.2017, the Tables already issued for the quarters from 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017 and from 1.4.2017 to 30.6.2017 are also reproduced for the sake of convenience and consolidation.

4. In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

5. Hindi version of these orders is attached.

(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

To
1. All Ministries / Departmen t of the Central Government as per standard list.

2. Copy with spare copies for information and necessary action to C&AG, UPSC, all State Government etc. as per standard list.

3. NIC, Department of Expenditure – for uploading the same on the website of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.

Source: doe.gov.in – DOWNLOAD PDF

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Maternity Benefit Amendment Act 2017

Maternity Benefit Amendment Act 2017

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F.No-S-36012/03/2015-SS-I
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

Sharam Shakti Bhawan, New Delhi
28 August, 2017

To
The Secretary,
Labour Department,
All State Governments/UT Administrators

Subject: The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act,2017

Sir/Madam,

Kind reference is invited to Ministry of Labour & Employment’s earlier letter number S-36012/03/2015-ss-I dated 12.04.2017 (copy enclosed) highlighting the recent amendments made to Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Ministry had also clarified therin certain points of doubts to facilitate smooth implementation of the provisions of the said Act, specially in respect of coverage of contractual workers under the Act. This Ministry in the recent past have been receiving a number of complaints and grievances from working women stating non-implementation of the provisions of the M.B. Act including alleged dismissal of few women by the employers in violation of section 12 of the said Act, non coverage of contractual employees, etc. The honourable National Commission for women has also taken serious view of such denial of rights of working women. This Ministry would, therefore, urge all the State/UT Labour Commissioners (which is the implementing authority under the M.B. Act) to effectively enforce the provisions of M.B. Act, and take strict punitive action against defaulting employers and ensure that the provisions of the statute are implemented in true spirit and letter to protect the rights of working women enshrined in the Act.

Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Manish Kumar Gupta)
Joint Secretary, Govt of India

Source: Confederation

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Central Government Employees getting lack of basic of the actual minimum wage of Rs 26,000

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QUANTIFICATION OF NEED-BASED MINIMUM WAGE AND NEED FOR REVISION OF MINIMUM WAGE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

The concept of the Need-Based Minimum Wage has evolved in India after Independence and owes its origin to the Directive Principles of the Indian Constitution and the welfare policy of the Government. Its acceptance in principle connotes a public effort at an institutional determination of wage rates particularly in the industrial sector of the economy. Unfortunately the computation of the need based minimum wage has become a controversial subject in the country. While the concept of what the need based minimum wage should cover is fairly clear and generally accepted by both the employer and employee, its actual assessment into monetary terms has raised endless disputes not alone by the employer.

NEED-BASED MINIMUM WAGE FORMULA:

Minimum wages for the average family will have to be based on requirements of food, clothing, housing and so on. Additional components of expenditure to cover for children’s education, medical treatment, recreation, festivals and ceremonies.

In a vast country such as ours, there are bound to be regional variations in these requirements owing to climatic conditions, food habits, etc. At the same time in order to ensure a degree of uniformity the Conference have adopted a certain norms. The food component carries the largest- proportion of the total cost of living in a working class family. The component’s significance is not only economic but human also. On food depends the health and efficiency of the worker, which is vital to the industrial production. After a protracted discussion the Conference adopted Dr. Aykroyd’s second dietary prescription of the adequate diet level, the other one being the optimum diet level. An optimum diet according to him, is one which ensures the functioning of the various life processes at their very best; whereas an adequate diet maintains these processes but not at their peak levels. The optimum diet would include more of vitamins and less of proteins in its caloric content, while the adequate diet would include more of proteins and less of vitamins.

The Committee on Fair Wages laid down that the standard working class family should be reckoned as one consisting of three consumption units, supported by a single male earner and including his wife and two children below the of age 14 The 15th Session of Indian Labour Conference approved that the wage should cover four categories of needs considered essential for the worker’s well being, viz. food, clothing, housing and miscellaneous. In calculating the minimum wage, the norms for the food category should be based on Dr. W.B. Aykroyd’s formula for an adequate and balanced diet. It thus came about that a wage linked to the needs was suggested as a desirable minimum.

Subsequently, when attempting to implement the recommendations of the conference, almost all the wage fixing authorities including the committees appointed under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 have invariably faced difficulty in determining: (i) the calorific norm which should form the basis of the diet content (ii) the exact composition of the diet (iii) the qualities of the various items of diet and (iv) availabilities of food commodities consumed by the worker and his pattern of consumption. In this regard the first assault was launched by the II Central Pay Commission (1959), pertaining to the calorific norm as laid down by the 15th Indian Labour Conference. The Indian Labour Conference worked out the three-unit formula, the minimum wage is worked out taking into consideration the calorific value requirements of 2,700 each, certain length of cloth requirement, housing rental value, education and medical expenses etc.

CONCEPT OF LIVING WAGES:

Concept of Living Wages It represents a standard of living which provides not merely for bare physical subsistence but for maintenance of health and decency, a measure of frugal comfort, including education of children, requirement of essential social needs and a measure of insurance against eh more important misfortunes including old age. This is the ideal wages and envisaged in Article 43 of Directive Principles in Part IV of the Constitution. I. L. O. Conventions also provide for living wages.

Living wages is the ideal wages and on the line as stipulated in Article 43 of our Constitution. Wage differentials are necessary part of wage structure if skill formation is to be motivated and productivity is to be achieved but at the same time it should be reasonable.

Hence it is relevant to quote the following observation made by the Kerala High Court in Association of Planters of Kerala v State of Kerala in this regard:  A failure to fix or revise minimum wages was not only a statutory violation but is a breach of fundamental right enshrined in Art. 23 of the Constitution. A duty is cast upon the State by provisions of the Act and Article 23 to fix and revise the minimum rates of wages.

7th CPC REPORT PARA NO 4 HAS ALSO DEALT THE ISSUE OF A NEED-BASED MINIMUM WAGE TAKING INTO THE CONCEPT OF THE FOLLOWING.

a) Normative family is taken to consist of a spouse and two children below the age of 14. With the husband assigned 1 unit, wife, 0.8 unit and two children, 0.6 units each, the minimum wage needs to address 3 consumption units;

b) The food requirement per consumption unit is shown in the Annexure to this chapter. The specifications were derived from the recommendations of

Dr. Wallace Aykroyd, the noted nutritionist, which stated that an average Indian adult engaged in moderate activity should, on a daily basis, consume 2,700 calories comprising 65 grams of protein and around 45-60 grams of fat. Dr Aykroyd had further pointed out that animal proteins, such as milk, eggs, fish, liver and meat, are biologically more efficient than vegetable proteins and suggested that they should form at least one-fifth of the total protein intake

c) The clothing requirements should be based on per capita consumption of 18 yards per annum, which gives 72 yards per annum (5.5 meters per month) for the average worker’s family. The 15th ILC also specified the associated consumption of detergents

d) The prescribed provision of Report of the Seventh CPC 63Index 25 percent to cover education, recreation, ceremonies, festivals and medical expenses has been reduced to 15 percent.

THE THREE-UNIT BASED FORMULA ADOPTED BY THE PAY COMMISSIONS NEEDS A CHANGE TO SIX UNITS DUE TO FOLLOWING FACTORS :

The three-unit based formula to fix minimum wages presently counts only four members of a family ie husband, wife and two children. It has no provision to count dependent parents, if any, or even if there are more than two children.

The three-unit formula gives the husband a full unit, wife 0.8 unit, and 0.6 units for each of the two children.

Now the trade unions and the employees associations are of the opinion that the three-unit system are not sufficient to decide minimum wages because the children continue to stay with the family for longer periods. The two children and wife should be accorded one single unit instead of 0.6 units,” also, marriageable age of a child has also increased and they should also be given full units, the gender equality should also be observed instead of 0.8 units it should be full unit for the spouse.

Hence should be revised to the four unit formula gives the husband a full unit, wife full unit, and full units for each of the two children.

After the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that dependent parents are to be taken care of by children, two more units should be added and the formula be based on six-unit formulae than three.

“The CrPC section 125 and Maintenance of Parents and Senior Citizens Act make it mandatory for an earning member to maintain his parents, failing which he/she may have to face penal consequences. Today, the average life span of a person has increased to 68.3 years compared to that of 41 years in 1957. Hence two additional units have to be added,”

So there is a need to hike number of units from three to six to calculate minimum wages.

OTHER FACTORS AFFECTING OUR WAGES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) The 7th CPC has taken into consideration the 15% to cover education, recreation, ceremonies, festivals and medical expenses against 25% prescribed by the Supreme Court. Additional components of expenditure to cover for children’s education, medical treatment, recreation, festivals and ceremonies. This followed from the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Raptakos Brett Vs Workmencase of 1991 for determination of minimum wage of an industrial worker. The Supreme Court had prescribed this amount at 25 percent of the total minimum wage calculated from the first five components.

2) Secondly the prices of essential commodities for calculation of the minimum wage is always a debate , the price essential commodities by the using Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers maintained by Labour Bureau, Shimla and the retail prices are showing different rates , the retail prices of essential commodities are at higher end including that of state Government run co-operative society’s compared to the retail prices maintained by Labour Bureau, Shimla by more than 15%, that is the prices maintained by Labour Bureau, Shimla are lower by more than 15% compared to market prices , the CG employees are deprived of proper minimum wage by an extent of 25% . If proper retail prices are taken into account the minimum wage shall be more than Rs 26,000/- as on 1st Jan 2016.

THE PAYMENT OF WAGES ACT, 1936:

The revision of payment of wages act, 1936 , the Government has raised the monetary limit of wages to Rs. 24000/- per month for the applicability of the Act by issuing the notification .This calculation of Rs 24,000/ is based on Dr. W.B. Aykroyd’s formula. This is done on the basis of figures of the Consumer Expenditure Survey published by the National Sample Survey Organization.

The payment of wages act, 1936 monetary limit of wages to Rs. 24000/- per month is for unskilled worker , if we add Rs 25% for skilled worker , it work out at Rs 30000/- for skilled worker which includes wages and allowances, at present the Central Government employees at the initial stage are paid Rs 23,000/- (Rs 18,000/ as minimum wage and Rs 5,000/ as allowances ), still there is gap of Rs 7,000/ , if the minimum wage of Central Government employees is re fixed at Rs 22,000/ then this gap shall be reduced.

The breakup of the Central Government employee’s salary is as follows.

Non Metro City
Minimum wage Rs 18,000/-
HRA Rs 1800/-
Transport allowances Rs 900/-
Children education allowances Rs 2250/-
Total Salary : Rs 22950/-

The Central Government employees are deprived of the actual minimum wage of Rs 26,000/-. Hence there is a need of revision of minimum wage from Rs 18,000/ as Central Government is a model employer.

Via : COC Karnataka

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Government Employees responsible for Deletion of the name of an ineligible Dependent

Government Employees responsible for Deletion of the name of an ineligible Dependent

The undersigned is directed to state that in accordance with the definition of ‘family’ mentioned in Ministry of Health Memo. No. F.6(1) 1-54-H, dated the Ist May, 1954 the family of a beneficiary for the purpose of CGHS scheme includes husband/wife of the CGHS card-holder, as the case may be, wholly dependent children or step-children and parents, who are mainly dependent on and residing with the Government Servant. While it is incumbent upon the card issuing. Authorities, i.e. various departments and offices participating in the scheme, to ensure that the names of only genuine and eligible persons are included in the CGHS token cards, it is the responsibility of the employees concerned to apply for a deletion of the name of the dependent from the CGHS card, when the ward is no more entitled to the benefit eligible under the scheme. The failure on the part of a cardholder to get the name of a child deleted from the CGHS token-card when he is no more dependent on him is a good and sufficient reason for initiating disciplinary proceedings against him in terms of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.

All Ministers/Departments of the Government of India are requested kindly to ensure that the above said provisions are complied with fully. These instructions may also be brought to the notice of all employees concerned.

Opting out of the C.G.H. Scheme

Spouse employed outside Central Government and availing Medical Facilities provided by his/her Employer

Central Government Servants covered under Central Govt. Health Scheme and whose spouse is employed in Defence or Railway Services, State Government or Corporations or Bodies financed partly or wholly by the Central or State Government, Local Bodies and private organizations which provide medical facilities to the employees and their family members, can opt out of the CGH Scheme and avail medical facilities so provided by the above mentioned organizations.

It is to be ensured that neither of the two nor their family members avail medical facilities from both the sources at the same time and for this purpose, the concerned Central Government employee shall give an undertaking to the authority issuing the CGHS Card.

Re-admission under CGHS after ‘opting out’

Such Government Servants, who have opted out of CGHS, may apply for readmission and avail the benefit of CGHS in case their spouse dies or resigns or is dismissed from the office/organization, which provided medical facilities.

Availability of ‘Opting Out’ Facility

The facility of opting out of CGHS can only be availed twice during the whole service career of the employee. Administrative Ministry/Department shall record the same by making an entry in the employee’s Service Book.

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Long pending issues of the Central Government Employees

Long pending issues of the Central Government Employees

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No.NC/JCM/2017

Dated: September 5, 2017

The Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Cabinet Secretariat,

Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub:- Long pending issues of the Central Government Employees

Ref.: My earlier letter dated 30.06.2017

I have discussed the issues creating mental agony in the minds of the Central Government Employees many a times and once again want to draw your kind attention for resolution of many long pending demands of the Central Government Employees.

National Pension System (NPS) has been raised by the Staff Side (JCM) many a times, the committee set up by the Government of India for reviewing NPS has also submitted its report, but we are not aware about the outcome of the same. Staff Side(JCM) has been of the firm view that there must be “Guaranteed Pension” for the employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004, and in case of their death/permanent disablement, their families should get Pension as per Old Pension Scheme.

All the Central Government Employees are anxiously waiting for recommendations of the Government of India for increasing Minimum Wage and improving Fitment Formula and inordinate delay in this regard is creating lot of frustration amongst them.

It is, therefore, requested that, you may please intervene in the above-mentioned issues and the same should be resolved in an amicable manner to avoid mental agony of the Central Government Employees.

With Kind Regards!

Sincerely yours

S/d,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
National Council (JCM)

Source : NCJCM

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Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India

Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India

No.NC/JCM/2017

Dated: September 6, 2017

All Constituents of National Council(JCM)

Dear Comrades!

 Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India

Today I met the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India) and raised the issues pertaining to National Pension System (NPS), Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula, “Very Good” benchmark for MACPS and non-holding of meetings of the National Council (JCM).

The Cabinet Secretary said that, he is aware of the problems of the Staff Side (JCM) from time to time and particularly to this issue and will definitely try to resolve them.

Particularly on the issue of National Pension System (NPS) he said that, the issue is under active consideration of the Government of India and we are trying to find out some solution to the problems arisen because of the NPS.

The above is for your information.

 With Fraternal Greetings!

Sincerely yours

S/d,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
National Council (JCM)

Source : NCJCM

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The Code on Wages Bill 2017

The Code on Wages Bill 2017

As part of labour law reforms, the Government has undertaken the exercise of rationalisation of the 38 Labour Acts by framing 4 labour codes viz Code on Wages, Code on Industrial Relations, Code on Social Security and Code on occupational safety, health and working conditions.

1. The Code on Wages Bill 2017 has been introduced in Lok Sabha on 10.08.2017 and it subsumes 4 existing Laws, viz. the Minimum Wages Act, 1948; the Payment of Wages Act, 1936; the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965; and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. After the enactment of the Code on Wages, all these four Acts will get repealed. The Codification of the Labour Laws will remove the multiplicity of definitions and authorities leading to ease of compliance without compromising wage security and social security to the workers.

2. At present, the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act and the Payment of Wages Act do not cover substantial number of workers, as the applicability of both these Acts is restricted to the Scheduled Employments / Establishments. However, the new Code on Wages will ensure minimum wages to one and all and timely payment of wages to all employees irrespective of the sector of employment without any wage ceiling.

3. A concept of statutory National Minimum Wage for different geographical areas has been introduced. It will ensure that no State Government fixes the minimum wage below the National Minimum Wages for that particular area as notified by the Central Government.

4. The proposed payment of wages through cheque or digital/ electronic mode would not only promote digitization but also extend wage and social security to the worker. Provision of an Appellate Authority has been made between the Claim Authority and the Judicial Forum which will lead to speedy, cheaper and efficient redressal of grievances and settlement of claims

5. Penalties for different types of violations under this Code have been rationalized with the amount of fines varying as per the gravity of violations and repeat of the offences. Provision of compounding of offences has been made for those which are not punishable by a penalty of imprisonment.

6. Recently, some news reports have been published regarding the fixation of minimum wage as Rs. 18000/- per month by the Central Government. It is clarified that the Central Government has not fixed or mentioned any amount as “national minimum wage” in the Code on Wages Bill 2017. The apprehension that minimum wage of Rs. 18000/- per month has been fixed for all employees is, thus incorrect, false and baseless. The minimum wages will vary from place to place depending upon skill required, arduousness of the work assigned and geographical location.

7. Further, the Code on Wages Bill 2017, in the clause 9 (3), clearly states that the Central Government, before fixing the national minimum wage, may obtain the advice of the Central Advisory Board, having representatives from employers and employees. Therefore the Code provide for a consultative mechanism before determining the national minimum wage.

8. Some reports have also been appearing in the media regarding the revised methodology for calculation of minimum wages by enhancing the units from three to six. It was purely a demand raised by Trade Unions in the recent meeting of the Central Advisory Board on Minimum Wages. However it is clarified that such proposal is not part of the Code on Wages Bill.

PIB

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Central Government Employees Memes Current Situation!

Central Government Employees Memes Current Situation!

Just for Fun :)

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Tags : #7th Pay Commission Memes, #Central Government Employees Memes, #7th CPC Memes,  #Central Government Employees , #Central Government Staffs

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Minimum Wages to Labourers

Minimum Wages to Labourers 

The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel said in the Lok Sabha today that the minimum wages to the labourers working under the Department of Sports & Youth Affairs of Union Territory (UT) of Lakshadweep has been given as per the rates of daily wages fixed by the Directorate of Labour and Enforcement, UT of Lakshadweep, Kavarati Island. The details are as under:

High Skilled Labourers  – Rs. 275/- + Variable DA (per day); and

Casual Labourers – Rs. 200/- + Variable DA (per day).  

In a written reply he gave the details of funds allocated and released for this purpose during the last three years and the current year:-

I.  Wages paid by the Department of Sports & Youth Affairs:-

Year

Funds Allocated

Funds Released

2014-15

Rs. 50000/-

Rs.33000/-

2015-16

Rs. 100000/-

Rs.93000/-

2016-17

Rs. 200000/-

Rs.134000/-

2017-18

Rs. 200000/-

Upto 31/07/2017 Rs.48000/-

II.          Wages paid by the Lakshadweep Island State Sports Council (Running under Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, Kavaratti)

Year

Funds Allocated

Funds Released

2014-15

Rs. 2860000/-

Rs.1559000/-

2015-16

Rs. 2900000/-

Rs.1643000/-

2016-17

Rs. 1900000/-

Rs.1841000/-

2017-18

Rs. 1500000/-

Upto 31/07/2017 Rs.533000/-

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Employment of women and girls in Government organisations/Agencies

Employment of women and girls in Government organisations/Agencies

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The Government has been making concerted efforts to encourage the women to join Government service by providing some special facilities as enumerated below:

(i) maternity leave

(ii) child care leave

(iii) child adoption leave

(iv) special allowance to women with disability

(v) provision of crèche facility

(vi) posting of husband and wife at the same station

(vii) special priority in allotment of residential accommodation

(viii) provision for protection of women from acts of sexual harassment

(ix) special Leave connected with inquiry on sexual harassment

(x) age relaxation for appointment of widows, divorced woman and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried

(xi) special dispensation for woman officers of All India Services of North East cadre

(xii) exemption from payment of fee for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission.

(xiii) Nomination of a women employee in Department Promotion Committee (DPCs). Institutional mechanisms, besides the Committees to prevent sexual harassment, exist in Government service for redressal of grievances of various nature of the women employees.

(xiv) Association of a lady member in Selection Committee/Board for 10 or more vacancies (at all levels).

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Parimal Nathwani in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Amendment to the Rule 152 of General Financial Rule, 2017

Amendment to the Rule 152 of General Financial Rule

No.F.26/2/2016-PPD
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Procurement Policy Division

516, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi Dated :25th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment to the Rule 152 of General Financial Rule, 2017 -Reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to the provisions of Rule 152 of GFRs, 2017 which inter-alia states that as per the Compulsory Enlistment Scheme of the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, it is compulsory for Indian agents, who desire to quote directly on behalf of their foreign principals, to get themselves enlisted with the Central Purchase Organization (eg.DGS&D). However, such enlistment is not equivalent to registration of suppliers as mentioned under Rule 150.

2. This department has received reference from Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals (DGS&D) to decentralize the activities of enlistment of Indian agent under Compulsory Enlistment Scheme as DGS&D is winding up by 31.10.2017. Hence, it is decided in consultation with major procuring Ministries/ Departments that the existing provision of Rule 152 at Chapter 6 of General Financial Rule, 2017 which deals with ‘Procurement of Goods and Services” shall be substituted by the provision indicated as under:

“Rule 152: Enlistment of Indian Agents: Ministries / Departments if they so require, may enlist Indian agents, who desire to quote directly on behalf of their foreign principals.”

3. This OM is also available on our website http: http://doe.gov.in -> Notification -> Circular –> Procurement Policy OM.

4. Hindi version of this OM will follow.

sd/-
(Vinay k T.Likhar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Authority : www.doe.gov.in

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