Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi.
Dated 22nd June, 2015.
Subject: Recruitment of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in CSSS through Stenographers Grade ‘C: & ‘D’ Examination, 2014 conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) – nomination of qualified candidates – reg.
The undersigned is directed to say that based on the results of the
Stenographers Grade ‘c’ & ‘D’ Examination-2014, the Staff Selection
Commission recommended 129 candidates for appointment as Steno Grade ‘D’in CSSS. The examination dossiers of 125 (General -74, SC-17, ST-17, OBC-17) candidates have been received in this Department for appointment to the Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of CSSS for the Select List Year-2014.
2. As per the CTP issued vide this Department’s OM No.20/28/2010-CS-II(A) dated 20.102.2011,”the candidates who qualify Grade ‘D’ Stenographers Examination conducted by SSC would be directly nominated to Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM) for undergoing foundational training course and after successful completion, the candidates would be nominated to various Ministries/Departments by the DoP&T”.
3. In view of para-2 above, 109 Steno Grade ‘D’ of Steno Grade ‘c’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2014 have been nominated for Induction Training at ISTM w.e.f. 08.06.2015 to 17.07.2015 on receipt of their medical examination report from their present office/Civil Surgeon.
4. Ms. Lata Negi is,however,nominated to M/o Home Affairs without
undergoing mandatory Induction Training at ISTM. with the approval of competent authority in this Department ,with the condition that she will be nominated for special training programme for visually challenged officials in future and her probation period shall not be confirmed in the post till such time she passes the such examination conducted by the ISTM.
5. M/o Home Affairs is requested to ensure that in case some staff have been outsourced for stenographic assistance by showing the vacancies of Steno Grade ‘D’, the same may be reduced proportionately keeping in view the number of Steno Grade ‘D’ nominated to M/o Home Affairs. The Financial Adviser of M/o Home Affairs is also requested to ensure that outsourced stenographic assistance is proportionately reduced as the nominated Steno Grade ‘D’ join in the Cadre Unit.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Acceptance of election results for the block years 2015-17 for Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Association, Ashok Nagar, New Delhi-110018.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 15th,June 2015
Shri Ramesh K. Suri
Area Welfare Officer,
59/11, Ashok Nagar,
Subject: Acceptance of election results for the block years 2015-17 for Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Association, Ashok Nagar, New Delhi-110018.
With reference to your letter on the subject mentioned above, it
is informed that the election results as per details below, in respect of Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Association, Ashok Nagar, New Delhi for the block year 2015-17 has been accepted. Any change in the name and address with telephone Nos. of the Office Bearers may be intimated to this Department.
||Name – S/Shri
||Smt. Sneh Kumar
||Convener (Sports & Cul)
||Smt. Anjali C Issar
||Convener (Ca & Health)
||Satish kumar Gambhir
||Convener (Env & CRs)
Shri Rakesh Bhatia
57/4, Ashok Nagar
Fin Min reduces penalty for customs duty fraud by 10%
New Delhi: The penalty in cases of customs duty fraud has been reduced by 10 per cent by the Finance Ministry.
Section 28 of the Customs Act, 1962, has been amended and now the amount of penalty payable in cases involving fraud, collusion, wilful mis-statement or suppression of facts with the intent to evade payment of duty, shall be fifteen per cent instead of 25 per cent.
Also, there will be a penalty not exceeding ten per cent of the duty sought to be evaded or Rs 5,000, whichever is higher, for improper export and import of goods.
Sections 112 and 114 of the Customs Act which, respectively provide for penalty for improper import and export of goods, have been amended by insertion of new clauses to provide for a penalty of up to 10 per cent of the duty sought to be evaded or Rs 5,000, whichever is higher, according to Finance Act, 2015.
The Ministry has also rationalised imposition of penalty on central excise duty and service tax evasions by fraud and other means.
In case of any wilful evasion of central excise duty, a penalty equal to the duty evasion will be payable. Similarly, the penalty will be hundred per cent of Service Tax amount involved in such cases.
A reduced penalty equal to 15 per cent of the Service Tax amount is to be paid if Service Tax, interest and reduced penalty is paid within 30 days of service of notice in this regard, the Act said.
There will be no penalty imposed on an assessee if the customs, excise duties or service tax are not properly levied, if those amounts along with interest are paid within 30 days of issuance of show-cause notices, it said.
The penalty waiver, which is part of Finance Act, 2015, that got President Pranab Mukherjee’s assent last month, is applicable in cases of fraud, collusion or wilful mis-statements.
Demand of staff side to increase the subscription and the insurance coverage – NC JCM
“The Staff Side recalled the assurance held out by the Commission earlier to have the actuarial assessed by an expert agency to accede to the demand of the staff side to increase the subscription and the insurance coverage. The Staff Side was of the opinion that their suggestion to share the subscription in the ratio of 3:7 was reasonable but in the absence of an expert study, the Government might not accept the same. The commission said that they would explore the possibility of such an assessment by the LIC before finalization of the report.”
Feedback of NC JCM meeting with 7th Pay Commission
Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
Dated: June 15, 2015
All Constituent Organisations of National Council(JCM)
As indicated in our last circular letter, the final meeting with the 7th CPC was hled on 9.6.2015. Earlier on 8th afternoon, the Staff side had met separately to chalk out the course of negotiations. The National JCA also met on the same day. The National Anomaly Committee met on 9th June, 2015 at 3.00 pm under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (E) Department of Personnel at Room No. 72 North Block, New Delhi. We give hereunder a brief synopsis of the discussions at all the meetings.
1. Meeting with 7thCPC
The following Staff Side members were present at the Meeting:- Com. M. Raghavaiah(Leader Staff Side – NFIR), Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra(Secretary, Staff Side-AIRF), Com. Guman Singh, Com. R.P. Bhatnagar and Com. B.C. Sharma(all from NFIR), Com. Rakhal Dasgupta, Com. J.R. Bhosale (AIRF), Com. KKN Kutty, Com. M.S. Raja and Com. M. Krishnan (from Confederation and NFPE), Com. Srikumar and Com. R.N. Pathak(from AIDEF) Com. Srinivasan and Com. Surjeet Singh( From INDWF).
(a) Date of Effect – The Chairman has made it clear that the Commission would recommend 1.1.2016 as the date of effect of their recommendations. The Commission would finalise its report by end of August and would submit the same to the Government thereafter. They would adopt Dr. Aykroyd formula for the computation of the Minmum wage. To the specific query made by the Staff Side, the Commission said that they would factor the probable increase In the rate of retail prices of the commodities and would arrive at the minimum wage as on 1.1.2016. There had been no reply to the loss of wages to the employees due to the erosion of the real value of wages as there was no interim relief or benefit accrued from the merger of DA. These demands, therefore, stand rejected.
(b) Increase in the insurance coverage in cases of death in harness – The Staff Side recalled the assurance held out by the Commission earlier to have the actuarial assessed by an expert agency to accede to the demand of the staff side to increase the subscription and the insurance coverage. The Staff Side was of the opinion that their suggestion to share the subscription in the ratio of 3:7 was reasonable but in the absence of an expert study, the Government might not accept the same. The commission said that they would explore the possibility of such an assessment by the LIC before finalization of the report.
(c) Fitment Formula – The Commission might accept the suggestion made by the Staff Side in respect of fitment formula with requisite change in the ratio on the basis of the quantum of minimum wage determined.
(d) In the matters of rate of increment, quantum of allowances etc. – The Commission did not come out clearly of their thinking in the matter.
(e) Parity in Pension entitlement of the past and present pensioners – The Commission is yet to make up its mind on the suggestion made by the staff side in the matter. They however said that almost all the Pensioners organizations which met the Commission had pleaded for this and the same is linked with the one rank one pension demand of the Armed forces personnel.
(f) MACP Scheme – The difficulties and anomalies pointed out by the Staff Side and various other organizations have been taken note of by the Commission. The Commission assured to evolve a methodology to resolve the problem.
(g) Opposition to the induction of casual/daily rated workers and contractorisation – The Commission said that they were opposed to the unfair practice of exploitation of labour. For jobs which are of perennial and permanent character, regular workers must be recruited, the Commission added and that would obviate the need for outsourcing and contractorisation. Since most of the outsourced jobs do not require any academic qualification, the Commission was of the opinion that the revival of Group D cadre would help to address the issue. However, the Commission stated that if only the staff side sends in a communication in writing, the Commission would be able to make any recommendation in the matter. The Staff Side reiterated that they are totally opposed to outsourcing, induction of casual workers and contractorisation and the same has been made explicit in their memorandum.
(h) Parity in the pay scales between the personnel in the Central Sectt and those in the subordinate establishments – The Commission stated that they have appreciated the stand taken by the Staff Side in the matter. The Commission was non committal on other issues raised by the Staff Side members.
2. National Anomaly Committee meeting
The meeting was held at Room No. 72 North Block, under the Chairmanship of J.S(E) Department of Personnel and Training. In the initial remarks, the Staff side raised the following issues.
(a) Though the official side had promised to provide an action taken statement on all issues in the National Council, the same has not been supplied;
(b) No date for the National Council is indicated.
(c) No indication of the steps taken to convene the Departmental Councils. The official side had assured of the convening of the Departmental Council of the Ministry of Finance in the last meeting. However, the staff side has not been apprised of any date so far.
(d) Abnormal delay in replying to the references made to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Personnel from the Railways and other Ministries.
(e) The necessity to increase the ceiling limit of the rebate in Incometax for the allowances given to the Loco Pilots.
(f) Non-adherence to the GOI instructions by the Defence Ministry in certain matters.
The Official Side stated that the Action taken Statement was almost ready but for certain comments from Certain departments. The same would be sent to the staff Side and another meeting held to discuss the course of action required on items where no agreement could be reached. The JS (per) stated that some of the references received from the Railways had been sent back to them for clarification before a final decision is taken. Regarding increase in the rebate ceiling under the Income tax Act, the matter would be referred to the revenue department and requested the staff side to appreciate that the same has to be considered in a wider perspective. Thereafter the agenda items, which had not been discussed even once were taken up.
(i) Anomaly in the Pay Band and Grade Pay assigned to the Group B Officers of the Audit, Income Tax, Accounts, Central Excise and Customs and Postal Departments. (Agenda Item No. 1 and 8 taken together.) Despite agreeing that there existed an anomaly in the matter, the official side expressed their inability to proceed further in the matter as the Group B Officers were beyond the ambit of the JCM scheme. However, they agreed that the Govt. would submit take up the issue specifically with the 7th CPC. Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra said that the Govt. must consider a JCM set up for the promote officers as their cases are not heard or discussed at any other forum. Com. Kutty said that the items were introduced as early as in 2009 and it was not correct on the part of the official side to state that the same would be referred to the 7th CPC. Normally the Pay Commission would not entertain to consider the anomalies of the earlier Commissions. However, after some discussions, it was concluded that the Govt. must take up the issue with the 7th CPC, in spite of the fact that the Commission has almost reached its concluding stage.
(ii) Anomaly in the pay and Grade Pay of Data Processing Assistants Grade A.. The official side did not agree with the contention that the assigning of higher grade pay to certain categories of officers (7450-11500 and Grade Pay4600) was arbitrary. The Government, they added, had acted upon the recommendation of the 6th CPC. They also said that only in those cases where the pre-revised pay scales were in 6500-10500 such up-gradation had been made. In the case of DPA Grade A, they were in the pre revised scale of pay of Rs. 5500-9000.
(iii) Item No.3. Grant of Grade pay of Rs. 4200 to Lab Technicians. The official side said that the orders have been issued in the matter.
(iv) Item No.4. Up-gradation of Pay Band and Grade pay of LDCs and UDCs.
The Staff Side made the following points in support of the item:-
(a) The Grade pay of Rs. 1900 assigned to LDCs by the 6th CPC was without any logic and without appreciating the existing vertical relativity between Group D and LDCs and LDCs and UDCs.
(b) While creating the non functional grade in the grade pay of Rs. 4200 in the Central Secretariat, the Department of Personnel, which is the nodal department for all matters concerning the common categories, did not extend the benefit to the UDCs in the Subordinate offices.
(c) The Staff side also pointed out the Department while restructuring the cadre of stenographers in the Central Sectt. earlier, had extended the benefit to all Stenographers in the subordinate offices.
The official side stated that it was not possible for them to address the issue, whatever may be its justification in the background of the setting up of the 7th CPC. They however, assured to make a reference specifically to the Commission.
(v) Item No.5. Senior Clerks in DMS to be assigned grade pay of Rs. 4200. The matter was stated to be sub-judice. Staff Side, however, stated that, with the change in Recruitment Rules, they should brought at par with the Railways.
(vi) Item No. 6 and 12. The two agenda items being identical were take up together. The Staff side pointed out the glaring discrimination in the matter. They also stated that the number of employees involved is very small. On behalf of the Postal Department it was stated that the recruitment qualification in the
Postal Department was VIII Standard and ITI whereas in other establishment, the academic qualification stipulated was X Standard. The Staff side contested the same pointing out that no person is entitled to be admitted to ITI without having X standard qualification. They pointed out that the merger of Artisan Grade I and Charge hand was the root cause of the problem. The official side took the stand that in any case the anomaly cannot be removed at this stage and have to wait till the 7th CPC recommendations are made.
(vii) Item No. 7. Parity in pay scales between the Central Sectt. and subordinate offices. The official side said that the up-gradation of the pay scale of Central Sectt. Assistants were on well found grounds. The Government had considered the repercussion of the said decision and therefore, the decision is not possible to be either reversed or extended to any other category of employees. They added that perhaps the 7th CPC before whom the matter is already agitated by the employees organizations of the subordinate offices might take a decision in the matter.
(viii) Item No. 9 and 10. Higher grade pay for Medical Assistants and Store keepers. The Defence Ministry was asked to submit a detailed note to the Ministry of Finance indicating the duties and responsibilities assigned as also the recruitment qualifications stipulated in the RR to enable them to reconsider the issue.
(ix) Children Educational Allowance for any two children. The official side stated that the deviation made in identifying the eldest two children was consciously done taking into account the National Population policy and various other factors and is not likely to be changed. Regarding the claim for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the nursery class, as such institutions or classes are not linked to any Educational Boards, the official side said that they would look into the matter with a view to find a solution thereof.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side) NC/JCM & Convener
Source: NC JCM Staff Side
Disciplinary action may be taken against Central Government Employees who are habitual late attendance – Dopt Orders on 22.6.2015
Dopt once again issued orders on the subject of punctuality in Government Offices. The order is directed to take disciplinary action against Central Government employees who are habitual late attendance.
Observance of punctuality in Government Offices – Dopt Orders
G.I., Dept. of Per.& Trg., O.M.No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III, dated 22.6.2015
Subject: Observance of punctuality in Government Offices.
Instructions have been issued from time to time with regard to the need to observe punctuality by Government servants. Responsibility for ensuring punctuality in respect of their employees rests within Ministries/ Departments/ Offices.
2. The decision to introduce AADHAR enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in Central Government offices, including attached/ sub-ordinate offices, to replace the manual system of marking of attendance to ensure punctuality is to be implemented in all Ministries/ Departments. This Department vide O.M. of even no. dated 21.11.2014 and 28.01.2015, while recognizing that the Biometric Attendance System is only an enabling platform had, inter-alia, stated that there was no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc.
3. In this connection attention is invited to Rule 3(1)(ii) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which stipulates that every Government servant shall at all times maintain devotion to duty. Habitual late attendance is viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such a Government servant. It is also added that punctuality in attendance is to be observed by Government servants at all levels.
4. It is also requested that the necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis.
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Government proposes income tax benefits for credit and debit card payment
New Delhi: The government on Monday proposed income tax benefits for people making payments through credit or debit cards and doing away with transaction charges on purchase of petrol, gas and rail tickets with plastic money.
FM Jaitley, in his budget speech, had said that the government would introduce soon several measure that will incentivize credit or debit card transactions.
In a draft paper for moving towards cashless economy and reduce tax avoidance, the government also proposed to make it mandatory to settle high value transactions of more than Rs 1 lakh through electronic mode.
In order to incentivize shopkeepers, the government has proposed tax rebate to them provided they accept a significant value of sales through debit or credit cards.
The proposals are aimed at building a transactions history of an individual to enable improved credit access and financial inclusion, reduce tax avoidance and check counterfeiting of currency.
“Tax benefits in terms of income tax rebates to be considered to consumers for paying a certain proportion of their
expenditure through electronic means,” said that draft proposals for facilitating electronic transactions on which the government has invited comments till June 29.
It further said that all “high value transactions of, say, more than Rs 1 lakh, (be settled) only by electronic means”.
The paper said the tax benefits could be provided to merchants for accepting electronic payments.
“An appropriate tax rebate can be extended to a merchant if at least say 50 per cent value of the transactions is through electronic means. Alternatively, 1-2 per cent reduction in value added tax could be considered on all electronic transactions by the merchants,” it added.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech, had said that the government would “introduce soon several measure that will incentivize credit or debit card transactions and disincentivize cash transaction”.
Denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with Pay must be viewed very seriously – NC JCM
NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
4, State Entry Road New Delhi–110055
Dated: June 15, 2015
All the Members of the NJCA,
Sub: National JCA Meeting held on 8th June
The National JCA, which met at the Staff Side Office on 8th June, 2015, took note of the fact that quite a few states are yet to hold the State Level Conventions. The meeting also noted that the strike decision taken on 28th April, 2015 has not been percolated down to the rank and file of the workers. The meeting wanted the affiliate to realize that the denial of the demand for wage revision to be effective from 01.01.2014 and the consequent denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with Pay must be viewed very seriously as the said decision will have far reaching consequence. The Government would discard the age old practice of grant of I.R. and merger of DA forever. It has decided to appeal to all the affiliates to chalk out independent programmes of actions in the months to come and to carry out the same in all seriousness so that the employees become fully aware of the possible outcome of the 7th CPC. The Chairman and Convenor of the National JCA will get in touch with those States, where the convention has not been held so far. The meeting decided to convey to members that the minimum wage computation, in the given situation would be on an imaginary basis. The National JCA was of the opinion that a meeting of all office bearers of the participating organizations must be convened at Delhi somewhere in the month of July to chalk out programmes of action to be pursued by the CGEs together. It was informed at the meeting that both Defence and Railways would be taking their strike ballot and would be concluded in the first week of October. The meeting, therefore, decided to advise the other units to chalk out progammes of action in July so that an ambience of struggle could be created. The NJCA also took note of the painful fact that despite assurances, Government was not convening the National Council and Departmental Councils and the JCM has been allowed to become defunct. The National JCA in conclusion decided to appeal to all affiliates to take concrete steps to invigorate the joint movement of the Central Government employees and meet the challenge that is likely to arise on receipt of the recommendations of the 7th CPC by creating an atmosphere of Unity, and determination to carry out the call of indefinite strike action scheduled to commence on 23rd November, 2015.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
NC JCM & Convener
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Finance Ministry approved 10th Bipartite Settlement Wage Revision for Bank employees for period 1.11.2012 to 31.10.2017
Salary Revision for Officer Employees of Public Sector Banks governed by Officer’s Service Regulation – 10th Bipartite Settlement for period 1.11.2012 to 31.10.2017
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services
Jeevan Deep. IIIrd Floor,
Parliament Street, New Delhi,
Dated the June 19, 2015
Indian Banks’ Association,
Subject: Salary Revision for Officer Employees of Public Sector Banks governed by Officer’s Service Regulation – 10th Bipartite Settlement for period 1.11.2012 to 31.10.2017
I am directed to refer to your letter No. HR&IR/KSC/GOVT/665 dated 25th May, 2015 on the above subject and to say that Government has ‘No objection‘ to IBA authorizing the Banks to pay revised salary and arrears of pay and allowances to serving officers and revised pension and arrears to existing pension optees retired w.e.f. on or after 1.11.2012 as per the provisions at the Joint Note pending amendments to the Officer’s Service Regulations/Pension Regulations subject to the provisions made by the respective banks in the particular year.
2. As regards declaring 2nd and 4th Saturday as holidays and other Saturdays as full working days is concerned. IBA may rater to this Department’s letter No. 4/1/7/2015-IR dated 2.6.2015.
3. This issues with the approval of Hon’ble Finance Minister
(S R. Mehar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government at India
One Rank One Pension – Central Government Ignores Week-long Protests
“The protests that began in New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar last Monday, demanding immediate implementation of the OROP continues even as the government chooses to turn a blind eye towards it”
Ex-servicemen have been protesting now for a week at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, demanding the immediate implementation of the OROP scheme. Similar protests are also on at 20 important cities in the country to put pressure on the government to act.
The series of protests is jointly organized by 30 ex-servicemen welfare organizations, under the leadership of Chairman of IESM, Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh. Speaking to the media, Satbir Singh said, “Until now the Government has not tried to negotiate with us. If there are no results for the protests, we will shift our protests to Bihar.”
The protesters believe that the government will be more receptive to their demands if the protests affect the party’s chances of winning the state elections in Bihar.
BJP’s parliamentary election manifesto last year promised immediate implementation of the OROP if they come to power. After coming to power, assurances were given by the ministers including the prime minister himself.
Ex-servicemen expected a formal announcement to be made at the first year rally. But, not a word was uttered about this. The ex-servicemen did not lose hope.
On June 1, in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio show, the prime minister assured that he will implement the OROP scheme.
Media reports indicated that sufficient funds were allocated in the previous financial year and that steps are on to implement the scheme. Reports further added that the revised pension scheme is very similar to those of the MPs. But, one has to also accept the fact that the scheme is much closer to implementation than it ever was during the Congress regime.
Many wonder why the army-men have resorted to protests. A number of reasons are being given for the protests.
Excess of trust in Modi government is one of the reasons. Congress-led UPA government, which failed to implement the OROP scheme, suffered humiliating defeat in the elections. The second reason is that more than 30 lakh ex-servicemen and their families spread throughout the country believed in the promises made by the BJP in its election campaign.
The third reason – contradictory stands among the Ministries of Finance and Defence – is considered to be the most important. There are claims that the Ministry of Finance had asked the Defence Ministry to refer to the 7th Central Pay Commission. This is rumoured to be the stand of the bureaucrats.
There have been warnings that implementing the OROP scheme is an expensive task and changes will have to be made to the current pension structure for the Central Government employees and Pensioners. The message was subtly conveyed to the representatives of ex-servicemen by the defence ministry. This had greatly angered the delegates. Protests were launched amidst worries that OROP will be shelved again.
Even now, the ex-servicemen trust the Prime Minister Modi because he doesn’t believe the bureaucrats easily.
Awareness Programme on Pensioners’ Portal and SANKALP
One day Interactive Awareness Programme on Pensioners’ Portal and SANKALP
The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (GOI) invites Central Govt. Pensioners to attend one day Interactive Awareness Programme on Pensioners’ Portal and SANKALP in KENGURUSE HALL, 19 ASSAM RIFLE, NEAR DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OFFICE, KOHIMA (Nagaland) on 26.06.2015 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm. Please bring a copy of PPO while attending the Programme. For any clarification contact 011-24644847 or email@example.com
Source: Pensioners portal
Additional Memorandum to 7th Central Pay Commission – IRTSA
Pros and Cons of Pay Band and Grade Pay System
Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association already submitted a complete memorandum to 7th Pay Commission on 26.5.2014 and Oral evidence and Power Point Presentation also by IRTSA on 12.12.2014. Now, an another supplementary Memorandum submitted to 7th Central Pay Commission on 17.6.2015. The rejoinder memorandum insists on the demands of Higher Grade Pay and Classification of posts of Technical Supervisors in Railways.
SUPPLEMENTARY MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED BY IRTSA
TO SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
Chapter – 13
BENEFITS & DRAWBACKS OF PAY BAND & GRADE PAY SYSTEM INTRODUCED BY SIXTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
13.1. Benefits& Drawbacks of Pay Band and Grade Pay system introduced by 6th CPC
i. Problem of stagnation in pay is eliminated, since pay bands are having long spans.
ii. If employees are stagnated at the maximum of any pay band for more than one year, continuously, he/she shall be placed in the immediate next higher pay band without change in the Grade Pay.
iii. Point to point fixation was facilitated by the pay band system, (with one increment in the revised pay cale for every three increments in the pre-revised scale) – But the employees with more years of service were placed in a disadvantageous position.
iv. Quantum of increment increases exponentially, instead of fixed rate of increment attached to every pay scale – But the difference became very large at higher levels – thus causing discrimination with those at middle & lower levels.
v. Grade Pay decides hierarchy / seniority of the post.
13.2. Main Draw backs of Pay Band and Grade Pay system introduced by 6th CPC
i. Increase between minimum basic pay of prerevised scale and minimum of every Revised Pay Band is not uniform. There is much greater increase in favour of PB-3 & PB-4.
ii. Arbitrary adoption of formula of 40% of maximum of the merged scales for deciding the Grade Pay – instead of progressive and proportionate rise of Grade Pay from one scale to the next.
iii. Disproportionate rise of pay after Sixth Pay commission – due to grant of disproportionate Higher Grade pays in higher scales (S-24 & above) as compared to S-4 to S-23 (Please see details in the following Table and also the table in next page)
iv. Rate of annual increment (3% of basic pay) is inadequate.
v. Increment on promotion (difference in grade pay + one additional increment) is inadequate.
vi. Situation of senior promotes getting less pay than Junior direct recruits, is in violation of basic principle of Pay Band system. For example,
a. A JE with five years of service while getting regular promotion from Grade Pay Rs.4200 in PB-2 to Grade Pay Rs.4600 as SSE is fixed at a Basic pay of Rs. 16120 compared to the Direct recruit’s basic pay of Rs.17140.
b. A JE with five years of service while getting promotion (through LDCE) from Grade Pay Rs.4200 in PB-2 to Grade Pay Rs.4800 as AWM/AME/AE is fixed a Basic pay of Rs. 16120 compared to the Direct recruit’s basic pay of Rs.18150.
c. Pay on Promotion should be fixed at least at par with Entry Pay in the Revised Pay Structure for direct recruits.
Expected 7th Pay Commission Pay Structure for Central Government Employees :
We are providing some important information about 7th Central Pay Commission and its expected pay scale and allowances…
Proposed 7 CPC Pay Scale with Multiplication Factor by NC JCM Staff Side
EXPECTED PAY STRUCTURE OF 7TH CPC
EXPECTED 7TH CPC PAY SCALE :-
7th CPC Pay Scale is fast becoming the most mesmerizing phrase among Central Government employees these days.
Every Central Govt Employee is waiting to find out the changes in their pay scale that the 7th CPC would recommend to the pay structure. Sensing this eagerness, Bloggers have been regularly coming up with their own versions of what the pay structure could be. Do not take those writings seriously sand authentically.
Based on all the changes right from the 1st CPC, until the 6th CPC, we have predicted a pay structure. Even though we weren’t keen on it, we have been receiving requests by email and comments. At a point, it became unavoidable. We just had to give our own interpretation too.
Since the basic pay of an ordinary employee has evolved from 260-950-3050-7730, the next change is expected to increase the salary by 2.5 times. Our Projected Pay Scale is expecting an increase of no more than 3 times.
It could be 260-950-3050-7730-22500..!
More than the hike, everybody is hoping that the Grade Pay would be in proper series.
And, everybody wants and hopes for a recommendation that prescribes a uniform Multiplication Factor (6th CPC 1.86) to all categories of employees.
6th CPC PAY STRUCTURE
EXPECTED PAY STRUCTURE OF 7TH CPC
||Pay in the Pay Band
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June 30th is the last date to exchange pre-2005 Currency Notes including the denominations of Rs.500 and Rs.1000.
Deposit Pre-2005 Currency Notes in Your Bank Accounts before June 30, 2015: RBI urges Public
Soliciting cooperation from the public in withdrawing these notes from circulation, the Reserve Bank of India has urged them to deposit the old design notes in their bank accounts or exchange them at a bank branch convenient to them. The Reserve Bank of India has stated that the public can do so till June 30, 2015. Earlier, in March 2014, it had set the last date for public to exchange these notes was January 01, 2015.
The Reserve Bank has stated that the notes can be exchanged for their full value. It has also clarified that all such notes continue to remain legal tender.
Explaining the move, the Reserve Bank said that now the notes in Mahatma Gandhi series have been in circulation for a decade. A majority of the old notes have also been withdrawn through bank branches. It has, therefore, decided to withdraw the remaining old design notes from circulation. Not having currency notes in multiple series in circulation at the same time is a standard international practice, the Reserve Bank has pointed out.
The Reserve Bank will continue to monitor and review the process so that the public is not inconvenienced in any manner.
Medically incapacitated staff of Railway Protection Force/Railway Protection Special Force may be absorbed in alternative jobs
RBE No. 61/2015
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 12.06.2015
The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(As per standard list).
Sub:- Absorption of medically unfit staff of RPF/RPSF in alternative post- Regarding.
A question as to how the medically incapacitated staff of Railway Protection Force/Railway Protection Special Force may be absorbed in alternative jobs in other departments of the Zonal Railways has been under consideration of Railway Board.
2. Attention in this connection is invited to Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-88/RE-3/2 dated 18.01.1989 which provide that medically unfit RPF/RPSF staff may be first considered for absorption in ministerial post in their own department. The Committee constituted for considering such alternative appointments shall include an officer of the Personnel Department. In case no suitable posts to so accommodate them in RPF department are available, they may be considered for absorption in alternative posts in other departments of the railways within the framework of the provisions contained in Chapter XIII of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.I, Revised Edition 1989, First Reprint Edition-2009. Similarly, when staff of other departments are medically decategorised, they will also be considered for absorption against suitable posts in their own department at the outset and in case no posts are available therein then such staff will be considered against Ministerial posts in the RPF department, if such posts are available in that Department.
3. The matter has been considered by the Board. It is reiterated that the above instructions/procedure may be followed scrupulously in order to maintain the uniformity on all the Zonal Railways.
(This dispose of South Western Railway’s letter No.SWR/P.573/Med.Decatg/Vol.I dated 22.05.2014).
Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.
Deputy Director Estt. (N)
Bibek Debroy committee report created panic amongst Railwaymen and passengers – AIRF
“Bibek Debroy panel has already submitted it’s report to Chairman Railway Board on 12.06.2015. This report has already created panic amongst Railwaymen and passengers. AIRF has already taken decision to oppose this report and decided to observe protest week staring on 23rd of June and ending with Black day on 30.06.2015.
AIRF to observe Black Day on 30th of June, 2015
New Delhi-12th June 2015
Dr. Bibek Debroy Committee Report is a clear roadmap for privatization of Indian Railways. This was stated here by Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary of All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF).
Shri Mishra further stated that the suggestions given by the Committee will endanger the Railway Safety and It will also increase financial burden on Indian Railways. The Report is quite unworkable and will be against 95 percent of Rail users of this country, who travels in general & sleeper classes.
Shri Mishra further hoped that keeping in mind its wider ramifications particularly on the comman man , government may not implement it.
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra further mentioned that AIRF has decided to organize 23rd June to 30th June , 2015 as campaign week. AIRF has also given Clarion call to organize Black Day on 30th June 2015 throughout Indian Railway by wearing black badge and organizing Mass Meetings in the Ist phase of its agitation. In 2nd phase Rail users will also be involved and the movement will be made “Jan Andolan”.
Ramzan Ifter – Muslim Railway employees may be allowed to leave office early – Railway Board order
Relief for Muslim Employees observing fast during Ramzan month & traveling long distances for IFTAR
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
Dated : 15.06.2015
During the Holy month of Ramzan, the time of Iftar coincides with setting of the sun, which takes place quite early.
It has, therefore, been decided that those Muslim Railway employees who observe fast and are required to tavel a long distance to their residence for Iftar, may be allowed to leave office early wherever feasible.
Director (General Admn.)
All Officers/branches in Railway Board’s Office.
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Mass Yoga Demonstration – Early closure of offices on 20th June, 2015 – DOPT provides the list of Offices / Buildings to be closed by 13.00 hrs
No. 12/2/2015 -JCA-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 19th, June, 2015
Sub:- Early closure of offices on 20th June, 2015 (Saturday) at 13:00 Hrs. in connection with ‘Mass Yoga Demonstration’ at Rajpath on 21.06.2015 (Sunday).
In connection with the arrangements for ‘Mass Yoga Demonstration’ at Rajpath by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 21st June, 2015 (Sunday), it has been decided that the Government offices located in the buildings indicated in the Annexure to this OM would be closed by 13:00 Hrs. on 20th June, 2015 (Saturday) and remain closed till the function is over on 21.06.2015 (Sunday).
2. Hindi Version will follow.
Check out Annexure containing list of Offices / Buildings to be closed for Mass Yoga Demonstration on 21.06.2015
Bihar government mulling to make wearing khadi mandatory for government employees
Patna: Bihar government is mulling to make wearing khadi clothes mandatory at least twice a week for government employees to encourage greater use of the hand-spun fabric and to boost production and employment among youths.
An order to this effect has been issued to heads of all the state government departments.
Bihar Industries Minister Shyam Rajak told PTI that a proposal to make wearing khadi at least two days a week for state government officials was mooted by his department.
As khadi was the symbol of the country’s Independence, encouraging greater use of the hand-spun fabric in the state was aimed at promoting high ideals, Rajak said.
Besides, greater use of khadi would promote production and would boost employment among youths, he said counting virtues of the decision.
Asked if promotion of khadi was aimed at countering publicity of yoga by BJP, Rajak said two streams of ideology was flowing in the country today — one is of Gandhiji and the other of Nathuram Godse.
“While we aim to promote high ideals of Mahatama Gandhi, the BJP is for encouraging the beliefs of Godse, the killer of the Father of the Nation,” he said.
Celebration of International Yoga Day on June 21 is snowballing into a major political event in Bihar which is all set to witness Assembly poll in September-October this year.
BJP President Amit Shah is coming to Patna to attend yoga session on Sunday at Moin-Ul-Haque stadium.
Bank Employees Announce Strike on 24.6.2015
The Public Sector Bank Employees Union has proposed a one-day strike on the 24th of this month, demanding the fulfillment of their various demands. The All India Bank Employees Union has expressed its support for the strike.
Since State Bank of India and all its other associate banks, including the State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, the State Bank of Travancore, and the State Bank of Hyderabad, come under the Public Sector Bank Employees Union, the one-day strike is very likely to cripple money transactions on the day of the protests.
- De-link Associate Banks from SBI
- Do not curb trade union right of representation
- Vacate attacks on trade union in SBBJ
- Extend compassionate appointment scheme as per Government guidelines.
- Increase quantum of staff housing loan.
- Recruitment of sub staff and part time employees
- Resolve pending demands
- Do not impose SBI service condition and career progression in Associate Banks
Yoga Day 21.6.2015 (Sunday) : No Compulsory Attendance for Central Government Employees
Celebration of International Yoga Day on 21st June, 2015 : Last year, on October 2, which is a national holiday, all the Central Government employees were made to come to work in order to participate in the Swachh Bharat campaign, launched by Modi.
But this time, invitation issued for only higher officials to participate in the function of Mass Yoga Demonstration at New Delhi on 21.6.2015 (Sunday).
Minister for AYUSH Shripad Naik said that there were some opposition by some bodies or individuals on two issues – ‘surya namaskar’ and pronouncing ‘Om’ during the beginning of the event.
We have not made it compulsory. Those who want to say om can do it. Those who do not want to, if they want to take the name of their own god, they can take that. There is no compulsion,”.