Retirement Age 62 – Proposal for raising Retirement Age to 62 waits for Cabinet NodRetirement Age 62 – Proposal for raising Retirement Age to 62 waits for Cabinet Nod
We have heard it so many times . Every one of us got tired of hearing this rumour again and again. But this time this news may not fade away just as a rumour.
Because the series of events that had happened until now listed below are telling that it will be come true soon.
1. Though there is no any demand from any corner to raise the retirement age of central government employees to 62 years, a parliamentary panel has recommended a proposal to increase the retirement age of government servants to 65 years. The report of the standing committee of Parliament on social justice and empowerment tabled in the Parliament on 7th of this month. Ample justification also was given for their recommendation to increase the retirement age.
2. A reliable source close to a Cabinet Minister told that, the Cabinet Minister himself, while addressing to the Trade Union Wing of his party told ‘the Central Government would announce some important decisions in respect of central government employees within a week or two. This will be good news for all the central government employees.’
3. A close ally of a Central Minister told that, in a meeting held with the leaders of the state unit of his party day before yesterday, the Minister told the Leaders ‘a proposal of increasing retirement age of central government employees to 62 years has been waiting for Cabinet nod. It is expected that the cabinet will clear this proposal within a week. After it gets the Cabinet Nod, the formal announcement will be made by Central Government before the Election announcement.’
The above information clearly indicates that some Good News for Central Government Employees are waiting to be announced within a week or two. All the central government employees know what that good news is!
The expected good news will be either increasing retirement age or Merging 50% DA with Basic Pay or Both!
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50% DA MERGER OR INTERIM RELIEF FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
As everyone knows the Central Government has constituted the 7th Pay Commission and named its Chairmen recently. The decision of the government to constitute the 7th CPC has triggered many expectations among the central government employees. Among them was the merger of 50% DA with basic pay as done in the 5th CPC. But the 6th CPC did not recommended anything like that. It is understood that the employees are eagerly awaiting for an economic relief from the soaring prices of essential commodities. There are instances of announcing interim relief (I.R) to the employees apart from DA by a newly constitute pay commission prior to their implementations in the past.
Let us look into some of them
Interim relief prior to Second Pay
Details of interim relief in the past
Interim relief of Rs 5.p.m was granted by the 2nd pay commission with effect from the 1st july, 1957 to all employees drawing basic pay not exceeding Rs.250 per month.
||Total of dearness allowance.
Dearness pay and interim relief
|Up to Rs 50
Interim relief as on 31.12.1972
||Portion treated as dearness pay
Interim relief (1.6.1983 and 1.3.1985)
Rates of interim relief from 1.6.1983
The staff side of the national council (joint consultative machinery) had raised a demand relating to the parity of scale of pay of central government employees with public sector pay scales and pending acceptance of this demand, an interim relief to all central government employees was sanctioned at the rates indicated below.
||Categories of employees/pay range
||Amount of Interim Relief Sanctioned Rs.
||For employees drawing pay below Rs.300 p.m
||For employees drawing pay of Rs.300 and
above but below Rs 700 p.m
||For employees drawing pay of Rs.700 and
above but below Rs 1600p.m
||For employees drawing pay of Rs.1600 and
above but below Rs 2250 p.m
||For employees drawing pay of Rs.1600 and
above but below Rs 2250 p.m
Rates on interim relief from 1.3.1985
The Fourth Pay Commission had recommended an Installment of interim relief at the rate of 10% of the basic pay of the employees subject to minimum of Rs.50 per month to be paid with effect from 1st march 1985.
Fourth Pay Commission
IVth Pay Commission
First installment of interim relief to the central government employees from 16.9.1993
Interim relief of Rs.100/- p.m has been sanctioned to all central government employees w.e.f 16.9.1993.
The amount interim relief will neither be termed as ‘pay’ nor ‘allowance’ nor ‘wages’, accordingly this amount will not counted for any service benefit.
Second instalment of interim relief from 1st April 1995
The Fifth Central Pay commission have recommended a further instalment of interim relief at the rate of of 10% of the basic pay to the employees subject to minimum of Rs .100 per month to be paid with effect from 1st April, 1995.
Third instalment of interim relief from 1st April 1996
The Fifth Central Pay Commission in their interim report have recommended a further instalment of interim relief at the rate of 10% of the basic pay to the employees subject to minimum of Rs .100 per month to paid with effect from 1st April, 1995.
The Fifth CPC, in para 105.11 of their report had recommended that DA should be converted into Dearness Pay each time the CPI increase by 50% over the base index used by the Pay Commission.
Merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief with basic pay/pension to Central Government employees/pensioners w.e.f. 01/04/2004.
6th Pay Commission
VIth Pay Commission
The 6th pay commission after its constitution and implementation did not recommended or suggest any kind of interim relief or merging of DA with the basic pay. As of now the DA has touched 100% and its government is unable to satisfy employees. All federation and associations are pressing the government for the merger of 50% DA. They strongly suggest some kind of relief to the employees As the price of essential commodities are in the rise, the government should act now to fullfil the expectation of the employees. The government should come up with merger 50% DA merger or some interim relief to the employees as early as possible.
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Reservation for persons with disabilities- Computation of reservation- Implementation of the SC Judgement: DoPT Order
Reservation for persons with disabilities- Computation of reservation- Implementation of the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of Union of India & Ann Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors: DoPT Order
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
dated the 14th February, 2014
Subject Reservation for persons with disabilities- Computation of reservation- Implementation of the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of Union of India & Ann Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated the 3rd December, 2014 on the subject cited above conveying the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 8.10.2013 in the matter of Civil Appeal No.9096 of 2013 (arising out of SLP (Civil) No.7541 of 2009) titled Union of India & Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors. and follow up action required to be taken thereon.
All the Ministries/Departments/Organizations were, inter alia, requested to compute the number of vacancies available in all the cadres under their control including attached offices, subordinate offices, public sector undertakings, Government Companies, Cantonment Board, etc. in accordance with the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court as per Para 5 of the aforementioned O.M. of this Department and further identify the posts for disabled persons within a period of three months from the date of the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court (i.e. 8.10.2013) and implement the same without default. The National Federation of Blind has filed an application and the Hon’ble Court has directed to file a status report giving details of steps taken to implement the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court including the appointments made, if any. The next date of hearing is 12th March, 2014. A copy of the correspondence received in this regard from the Central Government Standing Counsel is enclosed for reference.
This Department is required to file a status report on the action taken by the Ministries/Departments in connection with the next hearing to be held on 12th March, 2014 It is requested that status report on the action taken by the Ministries/Departments/Organizations may kindly be sent to this Department within a week’s time i.e. by 21 st February, 2014 so that a consolidated report could be filed before the next date of hearing.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
7th Pay Commission for Tamilnadu State Employees
7th Pay Commission may be implemented in the financial year 2016-17 to all employees working under state government, sources said.
One of the highlight announcement in the state budget yesterday, 7th pay revision would be implemented from 1.1.2016.
Proposal of implementation of 7th Pay Revision for state employees in 2016-17.
It is expected to implement the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission in the financial year 2016-17, said in a statement on Thursday tabled the budget for 2014-15.
As a result of filling vacant posts and hike in Dearness allowance and revision of salary, additional costs incurred from 14.62 to 20 per cent growth in the fiscal 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively.
7th Pay Commission would be implemented on implementation date only, unlike the previous pay commissions. Due to avoid the issue of arrears, the recommendations of 7th Pay commission will be implemented in immediately after the submitted report of pay commission.
7th Central Pay Commission Special hearing for Defence Forces
7th Central Pay Commission will hear armed forces in the special hearing which will deal problems and issues of the defence forces. Armed Forces has also demanded separate pay commission or their representation in the 7th Central Pay Commission. Till date, Government of India haven’t accepted the demand of representation on the pay panel.
As per the latest news, 7th CPC’s terms of reference will have separate paragraph on armed forces which will be first time in the history of pay commission. Earlier, Armed forces has demanded better pay scale and allowances compare to their counterparts in the civil posts.
As per the terms of reference, 7th pay panel will check current salary structure, military benefits as well as retirement benefits. They will also consider military services hardship, frequent transfers and so on. They will try to review most of aspects of the military services to provide better pay scale structure in the forces.
It is one of the best plus point for Armed forces because Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur is also chairman of Armed Forces Tribunal who is currently headed 7th Pay Commission. So, he can better understand the problems and real issues of the armed forces to provide good pay structure.
If Armed Forces demand of special representation in the 7th Pay accepted then other specialized services will demand the same and it will lead to more controversial. Armed Forces has complained that their issues and problems not covered in the sixth pay commission. To overcome from this issue, 7th Pay Commission has decided to provide special hearing for Armed Forces to cover their issues and problems.
Ex-Servicemen are also not happy with all parties who have made promise in their manifestos to provide one-rank, one-pension principle. Thus, hundreds of ex-servicemen has already returned their medals to protest against the Central Government.
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