NFIR: Clarification on residency period for promotion – Orders issued by Railway Board

NFIR: Clarification on residency period for promotion – Orders issued by Railway Board

Residency period for promotion from Goods Driver to Sr.Goods Driver, Passenger Driver to Sr.Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr.Goods Guard, Passenger Guard to Sr.Passenger Guard and ALP to Sr.ALP.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

No.E(NG)I -2014/PM7/5

The General Managers (P)
All lndian Railways &PUs,
(As per standard list)

New Delhi, dated 09.04.2015

Sub: Residency period for promotion from Goods Driver to Sr. Goods Driver, Passenger Driver to Sr. Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr. Goods Guard, Passenger Guard to Sr. Passenger Guard and ALP to Sr. ALP.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-94/PM1/9 dated 02.09.1994
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2004/PM7/16 dated 22.03.2005
(iii) Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 10.11.2014 on the above subject.

The issue of residency period for promotion from Goods Driver to Sr. Goods Driver, Passenger Driver to Sr. Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr, Goods Guard, Passenger Guard to Sr. Passenger Guard and Assistant Loco Pilot to Sr. Assistant Loco Pilot has been under examination of this Ministry for the past some time. A clarification on this subject has also been issued to North Western Railway with copy of letter endorsed to all Zonal Railways. However, subsequently it came to notice that different Railways are still observing different procedure for granting promotion from Goods Driver to Sr. Goods Driver, Passenger Driver to Sr. Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr. Goods Guard, Passenger Guard to Sr. Passenger Guard and Assistant Loco Pilot to Sr. Assistant Loco Pilot.

2. In view of above, the issue has again been examined and to ensure uniformity, it has been decided that two years’ residency period may be followed for promotion to all grades as mentioned above, provided a longer length of residency has not been provided for any post.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

Hindi veriion will follow.

sd/-
(Amita Bhalla)
DD-II/E(NG)I
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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Revision of minimum wages for one day for Ex-Servicemen Security Services w.e.f. April 2015

Revision of minimum wages for one day for Ex-Servicemen Security Services w.e.f. April 2015

Minimum wages for one day will be paid to all Guards & Other Staff employed by Director General of Resettlement (DGR) sponsored Security Agencies/ Companies/ Corporations throughout the country w.e.f. 01 April, 2015: DGR, Ministry of Defence Order dated 10.04.2015:

2112/SA/MINIMUM WAGES/EMP

DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF RESETTLEMENT MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA WEST BLOCK IV RK KARAM NEW DELHI 110066

NOTICE OF REVISION OF MINIMUM WAGES FOR ONE DAY W.E F. 01 APR 2013

1. REFERENCE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OFFICE MEMORANDUM NO 28(3)/2012-D(RES-I) DATED 09 JUL 2012 AND AMENDMENT ISSUED VIDE OM NO. 28(3)/20121D(RES -I) DATED 16 JAN 2013 REGARDING GUIDELINES FOR FUNCTIONING OF DGR EMPANELLED EX-SERVICEMEN SECURITY SERVICES.

2. CONSEQUENT TO REVISION OF MINIMUM WAGES BY MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, FOR EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL OF THE CENTRAL SPHERE, FOR WATCH AND WARD DUTIES AND IBID OFFICE MEMORANDUM. THE UNDERMENTIONED MINIMUM WAGES FOR ONE DAY ARE THE WAGES BELOW WHICH THE PAYMENT TO THE GUARDS & OTHER STAFF EMPLOYED WILL NOT BE MADE BY DGR SPONSORED SECURITY AGENCIES/ COMPANIES/ CORPORATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WITH EFFECT FROM 01 APRIL 2015

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Pensioners seek 50% da merger and Bus travel concession

Pensioners seek 50% da merger and Bus travel concession

Pensioners seek merger of 50 p.c. DA with pay

The Tamil Nadu Government Education Department Retired Ministerial Employees’ Association has urged the State government to merge 50 per cent of dearness allowance with pay to benefit both in service employees and retired personnel.

A resolution adopted at its state executive meeting here on Sunday wanted the Treasury Officers to issue identity cards to pensioners.

Another resolution wanted some concession in the bus fare for the retired employees.

The following were elected state office-bearers of the association: B. Viswanathan – president; N. Subbiah vice-president, and A. Janarthanam – general secretary.

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Dopt clarification regarding application of FR 49

Dopt clarification regarding application of FR 49

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F. No. 4/212014-Estt.(Pay-II), dated 16th April, 2015

Subject: Clarification regarding application of FR 49 — regarding

This Department undertook a review of FR 49 with a view to ensure that the provisions of the FR are applied in public interest and the spirit of the FR is maintained. It has been decided that the following points may be kept in view by Ministries / Departments while processing cases for giving additional charge —

(i) The provisions of FR 49 apply only to Government servants. Appointments of an employee of an autonomous body/PSU etc to another such body would be governed by the Rules of the individual’s employer;

(ii) The provisions of FR 49 are applicable to cases where the post held by the Government servant and the post to which he is appointed are under the Government.

(iii) Additional pay for holding additional charge of the posts in PSUs, autonomous bodies etc. is not permissible under FR-49.

(iv) Appointments made under FR 49 should follow the spirit of the FR to meet short term requirements only and it may be ensured that the provisions are not used to indirectly confer promotional benefits in lieu of promotion.

(v) Instructions of Ministry of Finance issued vide OM No. 7(7)/E.Coord/93 dated 3rd May 1993 read with OM No. 7(4)/E.Coord(I)/2001 dated 27th March 2001 regarding ‘economy in administrative expenditures – guidelines for abolition of posts’ may be kept in view in this regard so that approval Of Ministry of Finance for revival of post(s) is obtained wherever necessary before assigning the additional charge of posts.

(vi) While, the language of the FR 49 provides for appointment to a higher post, no occasion for appointing a Government servant to a post next above or even higher than the post next in hierarchy should arise. Such appointments may not be made without the approval of Department of Personnel and Training.

(vii) Though appointments covered under FR 49(i) are not promotion, the Government Servant so appointed gets the pay of the higher post. While it may not be necessary to go strictly by seniority in making such stop gap arrangements, as far as possible the senior most officer holding the lower post in the Department may be so appointed. The suitability of the officer for discharging the functions of the post should also be assessed. If the post
requires any specialised skill/experience/training, the person most suited for the task may be appointed.

(viii) No person who is facing a disciplinary proceeding or is otherwise not suitable (for example who has an adverse entry in a recent APAR) should be given the additional charge.

(ix) The orders for appointments may be issued only after obtaining the approval of the authority competent to make appointments to the post.

2. It is requested that the above information may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

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Meeting with 7th Pay Commission on 13 and 14 April 2015 – NFIR published detailed report

Meeting with 7th Pay Commission on 13 and 14 April 2015 – NFIR published detailed report

NFIR’s Evidence before Seventh Central Pay Commission.

NFIR
Natiohal Federationf Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

NFIR’S EVIDENCE BEFORE SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

NFIR has responded to the invitation of Seventh CPC and had participated in the deliberations on 13th and 14th April 2015. All the issues raised in the NFIR’s Memorandum besides Railway related issues listed in the JCM Memorandum were discussed with the Pay Commission very successfully. Brief account is given below:

13th April 2015 – Monday (1st Pay of Evidence)

Direct Recruitment Entry Qualification may be enhanced with improved Pay Scales (Open ended) for certain categories.
Rationalization and Simplification be done wherever jobs are allied in nature. By merger at entry level.
5th CPC had recommended qualification related Pay Structure. However, in certain categories, the same has not been allotted. (Example: C&M Staff – Entry qualification B. Tech/M.Sc. Chemistry – whereas Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- only was allotted.
Entry qualification for Technician be revised to Matriculation Plus ITI and introduction of Pay scale as per NFIR’s Memorandum.
Course Completed Act Apprentices may be inducted in Technical categories against vacancies.
Master Technician be introduced for availing masterly skills of Technical Staff.
Training/Retraining/Refresher Training/Special Training for various categories be further improved. Designations of certain categories be revised commensurating with the nature of jobs – Example:-Helper as Assistant Technician.
The existing aberrations in Grade Pays in several categories where Grade Pay is identical for promotion posts required to be rectified.
C&M Staff may be granted revised improved entry Pay Scales in view of their entry qualification being B/Tech./M.Sc. Chemistry.
Entry Qualification of ESM be improved & equally pay scale be revised.
Single Grade Pay Cadres should be provided two Grade Pay Structure.
Joint contents resultant output, mental and physical efforts of staff, hard working conditions, different environmental surroundings, various hazardous in the course of performing duties, remoteness unique nature of working of Railways etc. be given greater weightage for providing pay package and incentives.
The recommendations/observations of High Level Safety Review Committee (HLSRC) headed by Anil Kakodkar be taken into account for granting benefits for different categories of staff.
The role of safety as well public image categories perform night duties throughout resulting invalidation as an inherent part of working system which should be taken into account for providing pay structure and incentives.
Injustice done to Technical Supervisors and Technicians by the previous Pay Commission be remedial. Justice Miabhoy Tribunal had recommended higher pay scale and special pay which got diluted over period of time leading to frustration. This needs to be addressed. (Extracts of Justice Miabhoy Tribunal award was handed over to Pay Commission.)
It was explained that 98.9 per cent employees remain in Group ‘C’ with only 0.5 percent in Group ‘B’ Gazetted, thus the scope of career growth is almost nil. (Special Note was given to the Pay Commission with the request to consider open ended (Gazetted) Pay Scale of Rs. 1,02,000/- to the In Charge Supervisory officials of various departments and organizations.
It was suggested that the Railway Technicians be given higher Entry Pay Scale of Rs.46,000/-.
Pay Commission was explained of NFIR’s discussion with the Railway Ministry on Station Master s entry Grade Pay as Rs.4200/- in lieu of GP Rs.2800/-.
The hard working conditions and difficult environment in which Technicians of Diesel/Electric Loco Shed, EMU Car Shed, Workshops and Production Units were explained in detail to impress upon the Pay Commission, the need to render justice. The Pay Commission Chairman was requested to visit some of the Workshops more particularly Carriage Repair Shop (CRS) Tirupati.
The case of Track Maintained, Gate Keepers, Trollymen, Track Maintainers Grade-11 (Keymen) and the role of JE/SSE (P.Way) and their difficult working conditions were explained which was appreciated by the Pay Commission.
The Federation also explained the Patrolling duties undertaken by Track Maintainers risking their lives apait from working on P.Way Tracks. The Pay Commission was requested to give special consideration to these categories. Risk Allowance, Trekking Allowance were also proposed.
The difficult conditions under which Track Machine staff are performing duties have been appraised to consider these factors for rendering justice.
The issue of Drawing Cadre staff as well as JE/SSE were highlighted, their accountability for stores maintenance besides inspection, certification, supervision was vividly explained to the Pay Commission.
The Role of S&T Department was explained in detail. The hard working conditions as well as the accountability of S&T Supervisors and staff for safe and efficient running of train services duly ensuring maintenance of assets in perfect conditions and in the process the field difficulties confronted by them were explained. It was also proposed that entry level qualification of ESM needs to be enhanced with the corresponding higher pay scale. (In this connection copy of Railway Board’s letter dated 24th June, 2009 and the minutes of CSTEs Conference held at Rail Bhavan were submitted to the Pay Commission Chairman). The Chairman was requested to visit the route relay inter-locking room for personally looking into the difficult conditions under which the S&T staff discharge duties.
Federation has also explained in detail the up-graded technology of Signal as well Telecom side warranting induction of higher skills.
Parity for Railway Stenographers
Injustice perpetuated to this category was highlighted besides quoting relevant recommendations of 6th CPC. (The Pay Commission Chairman was very attentive to these facts).
Revision of National Holiday Allowance
NFIR’s note was presented to 7th CPC proposing revision of NHA equivalent to OTA for one day when the employee is made to forego National Holiday. In this context the recommendation of Jagannath Das Pay Commission was highlighted for favourable recommendation.
Classification of period as night duty.
It was proposed that the period from 18 hours to 6 hours should be classified as “Night duty’ for the purpose of payment of NDA“
The Federation has also discussed the proposed revision of various allowances such as DA/HRA/CCA/HPCA/PCA, Risk Allowance, Hazardous Duty Allowance, Tracking Allowance, Special Allowance of Controllers, Road Mileage, Enhancement of Special Allowance to Gate Keepers, Stores Maintenance Allowance to In Charge Supervisor Officials, Special Allowance to Trolleymen, Revision of Special Duty Allowance to NE Region, Revision of Shoe Allowance, Heavy Traffic Allowance to operating staff etc. Fixed Medical Allowance was also proposed to be revised to not less than Rs.2,000/- per month. Payment of Washing Allowance to all categories was suggested.
It was also suggested that grant of Non-Practice Allowance to Legal cadre and Pharmacists be considered.’The facilities proposed in the NFlR’s Memorandum for Women employees were explained to Pay Commission for consideration.
Citing NFIR s Memorandum relevant Para’s, it was requested to grant special increments/ incentives for additional qualification.
MACPS
I he aberrations arising due to MACPS implementation were explained in detail. The Commission has assured to look into the points for taking a view.
The discussions with the Pay Commission were very cordial. S/Shri Guman Singh, Dr. M. Raghavaiah, R.P. Bhatnagar, B.C. Sharma, P.S. Suriyaprakasam, and V. Gopalakrishnan and NFIR Team consists of 14 representatives have participated in the deliberations.

Evidence on 2″(l Day – 14th April 2015 Tuesday)

Special Issues: Placement of JA Grade Officers in PB-4:
Railway Board’s O.M. dated 12/02/2014 was cited with request to recommend placement of all JA Grade Officers in PB-4 for elimination of discrimination
Residential accommodation., Leased accommodation to Railway employees. Rent free Quarters
on remote places:
The conditions under which the staff are working were explained in detail.
Study Leave:
It was requested to allow Study Leave without imposing restriction when such study is useful and advantageous to Railway activities.
Operating Department: Station Master:
Replacement of Entry Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/- with 4200/- corresponding to improved Pay Scale (open ended) was urged.
Section Controller:
The difficult conditions of this category were cogently explained by the Federation before the Pay * Commission which were well received by the Chairman.
Cabin Man, Lever Man, Points Man, Gate Man etc:
I he Pay Commission assured to give due consideration to the points brought out by NFIR in its Memorandum.
Trains Clerk:
Entry Grade Pay to be revised with revision of qualification besides allotment of higher pay scale.
Shunting Master & Shunting Janiadar:
Case explained for giving them higher pay scale
Traffic Saifaiwala & Safaiwali:
The Commission has assured to look into the problems.
Traffic Assistants, Metro Railway, Kolkata:
NFIR’s proposal for placing them at par with the Assistant Station Master was agreed to be considered.
Running Staff: Assistant Loco Pilot:-
Entry qualification of the ALP be revised to “Diploma” with corresponding improved Pay Scale and revision of Designation as Co-Pilot.
The concept of promotion from same grade pay to same grade pay shouldering higher responsibilities causing serious frustration among Running Staff was also highlighted. Federation requested allotment of higher pay scales for Loco and Traffic Running Staff.
Additional Allowance to Running Staff:
It was explained that Railway Ministry had agreed but however, due to non-responsive approach of Finance Minister, the proposal did not materialise. The Pay Commission was requested to recommend additional allowance to all categories of Running Staff. In this connection, a copy of Railway Board’s O.M. was also cited.
Train Guards:
It was suggested that the Grade Pay system be modified facilitating allotment of higher pay scales. Pay Commission was also requested to consider revision of designation as “Train Manager”.
Running Allowance —admissible to Running Staff and determination of nay element:
The Federation strongly pleaded that this subject is within the domain of Railway Ministry and the two Federations and hence Pay Commission should leave it to Railway Ministry. It was also pointed out that the previous Pay Commissions expressed views that the Running Allowance issues are to be dealt by the Railway Board with the Federations.
Loco Inspectors:
It was explained that the relativity existed during the period of 5th Pay Commission should be got restored so as to see that the pay scale of Loco Inspectors need higher than the Loco Pilot. The point was appreciated.
Motorman of Metro Railway Kolkata:
It was requested to see that parity is granted.
Commercial Department:
Enquiry – cum- Reservation Clerk and Commercial Clerk:
As part of rationalisation, ECRC and Commercial Clerk categories may be amalgamated with the entry qualification of graduation duly recommending higher pay scale.
Tickct Checking Staff:
The Injustice done to Sr. Ticket Examiner be removed duly replacing existing Grade Pay 2400/- in GP 2800/- with appropriate open ended higher pay scale.
Medical Department: Nursing Staff:
It was explained that they deserve to be given satisfactory Pay Structure. Pay Commission was requested to visit Northern Railway, Central Hospital at New Delhi to personally ascertain the conditions under which Nursing Staff perform duties.
Dieticians:
I he case was explained very effectively. Pay Commission was requested to remove the disparity in Pay Structure by leferring the case of Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi. A note with relevant documents was given to Chairman for taking appropriate action.
Laboratory Staff:
It was explained that the candidates with B.Sc. plus Diploma qualifications are being inducted and accordingly they be allotted higher pay scale.
Pharmacist:
Suggested to eliminate GP 2800/-. Background relating to introduction of GP 4200/- by the Government of India was explained. Detailed note was also handed over to the Pay Commission Chairman who has appreciated the well documented material.
Health and Malaria Inspectors:
Case was explained in detail. The additional duties on account of implementation of Food Safety Act were explained. Equally the improved pay scales granted by 5th Central Pay Commission in the year 1996 were explained and highlighted the relegated pay structure for rectification.
Safaiwala & Safaiwali (Medical Department:
Highlighted the pathetic condition of this category and requested to see that they are provided relief.
Radiographer:
Request was made to go through the proposals made to the NFIR’s Memorandum under Chapter IX for consideration.
ECG/EEG/Holter/TMT Technicians etc:
It was pleaded that these categories should be given higher pay scales in view of entry qualification being B.Sc + Diploma.
Cardiac/Cathlab Technicians:
Wherever single Grade Pay structure exists like Cardiac/Cathlab Technicians, it was requested to see that proper pay structure is provided with higher pay scales.
Artificial Limb Centre:
Being common category, as a national issue, this subject will be dealt with by the Pay Commission.
Dental Hygienist:
NFIR’s Memorandum will be looked into to award justice. ‘
Accounts Department:
Revision of qualification entry level proposed to be made as ‘graduation’ with higher pay scales.
IT Cadre:
The proposal mentioned in NFIR’s Memorandum will be examined.
Ministerial Staff:
Entry qualification of Office Clerk is requested to be revised to graduation with improved pay scales.
Legal Cadre:
Points raised in the NFIR’s Memorandum were re-iterated.
Stores Department:
Mrip, ,l,he Chairman was requested to give due consideration to the inputs given in Chapter No XIV of Nr IK s Memorandum.
Railways to be exempted from New Pension Scheme:
NFIR explained the commitment given by the Railway Ministry to the Federations and consequent proposal sent on 29lh March 2014 by the Hon’ble Railway Minister to the Finance Minister (Government of India). Federation also explained the discussions it had with the Railway Board on 11th March 2015 in the PNM Meeting and handed over copies of the communications. NFIR specifically requested the Chairman to consider recommending the exemption.

Before summing up the discussions on 14th April 2015, the NFIR has also handed over a note on wasteful expenditure to the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission for consideration.

No. IV/NFIR/7″ CPC/2013/Part. V (O.E.)
Dated: 15/04/2015
Copy forwarded to General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR. M
Media Centre, NFIR.

Source: NFIR

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4 times increase in pay expected in 7th Pay Commission: News by Tapas Joshi

4 times increase in pay expected in 7th Pay Commission: News by Tapas Joshi
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Seventh Pay Commission: Four times increase in pay for Central Government Employees expected.

New Delhi: Tapas Joshi

2016 is a year expected to bring unbound happiness to the Central Government Employees. This year will end a long wait of 10 years, because the recommendations of the Pay Commission will be implemented in January 2016.
The Pay commission was established during the Manmohan Singh Government in February 2014. The deadline for the Pay commission was set to be 15 months. This leads to an expectation for the release of the Pay Commission report by September 2015. If the Memorandum submitted by the Various Employee Organisations is considered, the Pay Commission should provision recommendation for a four-fold increase in the current pay. During its tenure, the Pay Commission will travel to various cities, in addition to meeting the staff of various Employee Organisations. Here it is essential to note that during the sixth pay commission it was recommended to increase the pay of the Central Government Employees three-fold of their current pay.

 

Primary considerations in Pay Judgement:

 

The Pay of the Central Government Employees are compared with the Public sector employees such as BHEL, ONGC, etc and also with the Private sector employees. The minimum pay scale of the International Labor Union (ILO) is also considered as a norm. Further, the price of the various daily utility objects is taken into consideration. In the sixth pay commission the Inflation rate as on 01.01.2006 was also considered before putting up recommendations for the fresh Pay scales.

 

Things to be kept in mind by the Pay commission:

 

If we talk about the sixth pay commission the ratio of the minimum and maximum Pay was worked around as 1:12 and the minimum pay was decided to be Rs 7100. If in Rs 7100 we include House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Education Allowance etc the figure increases up to Rs 10000.
This time the Dearness Allowance has crossed the figure of 100 percent, and according the Indian Labor Ministry the minimum pay should be Rs 15000 per month. If the inflation and minimum pay are considered, on today’s date the minimum pay should be increased from Rs 7100 to Rs 30000. If in this we include House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Education Allowance etc the figure increases up to Rs 45000.
Thus the Pay of the Central Government Employees is expected to have a four-fold rise. The Central Government Employees are impatiently waiting for 2016, and we are also waiting to see how much do the Pay Commission stand up to the Expectations of the Central Government Employees.

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Annual rate of inflation based on monthly WPI stood at 2.33% for March 2015

Annual rate of inflation based on monthly WPI stood at 2.33% for March 2015

The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2004-05 = 100) for the month of March, 2015 rose by 0.2 percent to 176.1 (provisional) from 175.8 (provisional) for the previous month.

INFLATION
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at -2.33% (provisional) for the month of March, 2015 (over March, 2014) as compared to -2.06% (provisional) for the previous month and 6.00% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation rate in the financial year so far was -2.33% compared to a build up rate of 6.00% in the corresponding period of the previous year.

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ONE RANK ONE PENSION : WHOM TO BELIEVE, OROP SLIPS DAY BY DAY, ESM TO TAKE IT TO STREETS

ONE RANK ONE PENSION : WHOM TO BELIEVE, OROP SLIPS DAY BY DAY, ESM TO TAKE IT TO STREETS

WHOM TO BELIEVE, OROP SLIPS DAY BY DAY, ESM TO TAKE IT TO STREETS

Dear Colleagues,
Accompanied by IESM Governing Body members Hony Captains Nagendar Singh and Balwan Singh as well as Risaldar Om Parkash I met the Raksha Mantri today. While I did highlight some other points, OROP inevitably topped the agenda. The RM has all the details worked out, including the expenditure involved in implementing OROP separately for officers, JCOs/OR, families, disabled etc. He did mention the latest spanner thrown in by a related Supreme Court decision (in the case of Maj Gen SPS Vains) where the OROP has been mentioned. However, he appeared confident of resolving the issue without much problem.

The RM is in full grip of the situation. He exudes and inspires confidence. In a relatively short time he has acquired good understanding of the complex manpower structure of the defence forces. He is also fully supportive of the uniformed personnel.

Timeline for OROP? All clearances seems to be in place. Work is progressing apace. My own estimate is OROP will come latest by 26 May 2015, when the NDA completes one year in office.

I have given the farthest limit so that we do not again fall prey to disappointment. Having said that I am hopeful it will come much sooner than 26 May. Till then let us be patient.

Other Points

Some other points that were mentioned and handed over to the RM are:
1. Reservists’ Pension. They are entitled to 2/3 of the minimum pension of a Sepoy with 15 years’ service, but not less than Rs 3,500/- per month. As of now they are getting their entitlement. With OROP the minimum pension of a Sepoy will rise, necessitating up-scaling of the Reservists’ pension.Their number is very small.

2. Pension of pre-2006 Hony Naib Subedars. As of today, Hony Naib Subedars of post 1.1.2006 era are getting the pension of a regular Naib Subedar but the pre- 2006 retirees are getting a Havildar’s pension. Number of the affected persons being small and finite, this anomaly needs to be removed.

3. Pension of Majors. It was highlighted that concept of OROP as well as Supreme Court ruling speak against creating a dividing line for grant of pension. Therefore, while considering grant of a Lt Colonel’s pension to a pre 16.12.2004 Major, there should be no further dividing line based on 1.1.1996. Officers that retired prior to 1.1.1996 in the rank of Major are only about 700 in number and should not be subjected to any discrimination. The point was registered.

4. Minimising Court Cases. It was highlighted that till the Third Pay Commission, there were practically no court cases. Any pay commission anomaly that was perceived was discussed and resolved between the Army Chief, Defence Secretary and their assisting staff. That system needs to be revived.

In this connection I also highlighted that when a military person seeks legal intervention, he is actually a representative of a larger group. There should be a provision where the relief provided to an individual should automatically extend to others similarly affected. The RM clarified that legally, since it is not a PIL, the individual fights for himself and the courts cannot give that benefit to others. However, an administrative mechanism can be put in place for extending such benefit to others. He further added that he is already having it examined for implementation. This showed how positively he is disposed toward resolving the soldiers’ problems.

Best regards,
Lt Gen Raj Kadyan
Chairman IESM
262, Sector – 17A
Gurgaon – 122 001

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Central Civil Services (Joining Time) amendment orders issued by DoPT

Central Civil Services (Joining Time) amendment orders issued by DoPT

Central Civil Services (Joining Time) (Amendment) Rules, 2015.

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., Notification F.No.19011/03/2013-Estt.(AL), dated 27th March, 2015

G.S.R. 229(E) – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979, namely :—

1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) (Amendment) Rules, 2015.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979,-

(i) In rule 4, for sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“(4) For appointment to posts under the Central Government on the results of a competitive examination or interview or both open to Government servants and others, the Central Government employees and permanent or provisionally permanent State Government employees shall be entitled to joining time under these rules, if such Government servants opt for having their past service m the Central Government or State Government counted for all purposes in the Central Government”;

(ii) In rule 5, in sub-rule (4), for the existing Note, the following Notes shall be substituted, namely:—

“Note 1: Distance means actual distance travelled and not weighted mileage for which fare is charged by the Railways in certain ghat or hill regions.

Note 2: In case of transfer of a Government servant to or from Eastern Region, including Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Ladakh, two days additional time shall be admissible over and above the normal joining time reckoned on the basis of actual distance between their old and new place of posting”;

(iii) In rule 6, for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“(1) The period of unutilized joining time shall be regulated in terms of the provisions of sub-clause (ii) of clause (a) of sub-rule (1) of rule 26 of the Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972″;

(iv) after rule 7, the following Notes shall be inserted, namely:—

Note I: The sanction of the admissible joining time shall be accorded by the competent authority exercising the administrative control over the Government servant proceeding on transfer.

Note 2: The joining time pay shall be paid for by the new administrative authority where such Government servant joins on transfer”.

[F. No. 19011/03/2013-Estt.(AL)]

MAMTA KUNDRA, R. Secy.

Note: The principle rules were published in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide G.S.R. No. 695 dated the 15th September, 1979, and subsequently amended- vide notification number G.S.R. 90 dated 27th December, 1982 and notification number G.S.R. 197 dated 10th March, 1989.

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One Rank One Pension – OROP is foregone conclusion and the next step is issuance of notification for OROP and the tables

One Rank One Pension – OROP is foregone conclusion and the next step is issuance of notification for OROP and the tables.

Raksha Mantri assured that the notification for OROP will be issued soon…

OROP: MY DEMAND : ” DISMANTLE MOD LOCK STOCK & BARREL “

EVERY THING IN INDIA WILL MOVE

Dear Members

IESM has been getting calls from veterans who wanted to know the correct position of OROP. Veterans are very confused about the various mails floating on the net giving different status of OROP.

IESM sought an appointment with RM to learn the real situation from RM himself. IESM delegation consisting of four members Maj Gen Satbir Singh, Maj Gen AJB Jaini, Gp Capt VK Gandhi and Hony Lt K Pandey met Sh Manohar Parikkar at 1300h on 14 Apr 15.

RM was forthcoming and explained the latest situation. OROP file has been moving upwards as predicted. At the last stage an official from Finance Ministry has put an observation about the SC ruling regarding SPS Vains case. RM was fully apprised of the SPS Vains case and told the delegation that this observation is not applicable to OROP case. Hence suitable reply will be given on file by MOD and file will be sent back for approval.

RM further stated that he is working to issue Government letter latest by June end that is within one year of NDA Government being sworn to power. He sounded very confident that OROP is foregone conclusion and the next step is issuance of notification for OROP and the tables. He assured IESM delegation that the notification for OROP will be issued soon.

IESM delegation requested RM that stake holders must be involved in finalizing Government letter and the relevant tables for OROP. He confirmed that calculations for his note were done by Armed Forces pay cells and he would keep this in mind.

IESM delegation came back fully assured that OROP is in safe hands of RM Sh Manohar Parikkar who will make sure that OROP will see the day light after 30 yrs of struggle.

Dear Veterans have a drink and celebrate.

Regards

Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM
Gen Sec IESM
Flat no 801, Tower N5 Narmada Apartments Pocket D6,Vasant Kunj Nelson Mandela Marg
New Delhi. 110070 – Mobile 09810541222

(Source-Vasunsdhra blog)

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Filling up the post of Executive Director (Personnel) in Food Corporation of India

Food Corporation of India: Filling up the post of Executive Director (Personnel)

F.No. 9/1/2015-EO(SM-1)
Government of India
Secretariat of the
Appointment Committee of the Cabinet
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi, 13th April, 2015

To
1. The Chief Secretaries, All State Governments.
2. The Secretaries of all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

Subject: Filling up the post of Executive Director (Personnel) in Food Corporation of India.

Sir/Madam,
It is proposed to fill up the post of Executive Director (Personnel) in Food Corporation of India in the (PB-4) Rs. 37,400-67,000/ + Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000/- on deputation basis.

2. Names of willing and eligible officers, who have been empanelled to hold Joint Secretary or equivalent posts at the Centre, may be recommended to this office along with cadre clearance, vigilance clearance, detailed bio-data, viz. Name, Date of Birth, service, batch, contact telephone number, e-mail address, educational qualifications, complete experience/posting details etc. CR dossiers/certified ACRs for the last five years, details of debarment & cooling off in respect of past central deputation. In case the officers are currently on Central deputation, their nomination may be forwarded with the approval of the Minister-in-charge concerned.

3. The post is a Non-Central Staffing Scheme post to be filled up through the Civil Services Board (CSB) procedure. It may be noted that no ‘Mandatory Posting Certificate’ for allotment/retention of Govemment accommodation would be issued by this office to the officer appointed on the above referred post. However, those officers who have served and are currently serving on Central Staffing Scheme post in Delhi for at least four years and require to retain Government accommodation, would be issued a certificate to the effect that the officer concerned has served for at least four years in CSS post and he/she needs to retain Government
accommodation for her/his tenure on non-CSS post.

4. It is requested that the applications of the eligible candidates may be forwarded so as to reach this Department within one month from the date of issue of this circular.

Yours faithfully,

(Sudir Kumar)
Director
Tel. No. 011-2309 2187

Copy to:-
1. Department of Food Corporation of India (Sh A K Rana, Deputy Secretary) Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi- 110001.
1-2-. Technical Director, NIC, Computer Cell, DOPT, New Delhi for uploading this vacancy circular on the official website of this Department.
3. Deputy Secretary (MM), DOPT, New Delhi with a request to arrange to upload this vacancy circular through bulk e-mailing system of officers.

Source: ccis.nic.in

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DA from Jan-2015: Order for KVS Employees

DA from Jan-2015: Order for KVS Employees

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18. Institutional Area
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi – 16
Phone No. 011-26523070

F.No.125-4/2003-04/KVS (Budget)

Dated: 13.04.2015

A Copy of Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Office Memorandum No.1/2/2015-E-II (B) dated.10th April, 2015 regarding payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2015 is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action.

sd/-
(S.Muthusivam)
Asstt Commissioner (Fin.)

To download PDF :  http://www.kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/ANN-13-04-15.PDF

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Nobody is in a position to come out with the details of the 7th CPC

Nobody is in a position to come out with the details of the 7th CPC – www.govtstaffnewsportal.in

 

“The recommendations of the 7th CPC which has to be implemented from the 1st of January 2016. But till now, a crystal clear picture has not emerged about the new pay scales and pay structures, and the date of submission to the government. Nobody is in a position to come out with the details of the 7th CPC.”

Annual Increment for Central Government Employees

 

Last week, the Central Government has issued orders regarding the release of an additional 6% Dearness Allowance to the central government employees and 6% Dearness Relief to the pensioners from 1st January 2015. It turned out to be a sigh of relief for all of them as the government was a bit late in announcing the DA. Now the total DA stands at 113% of the basic pay. The employees will be paid arrears for the months of January, February and March. As for now, expectations and excitement are temporarily over….

 

The next episode to begin is the Annual Increment, which has to be given in the month of July every year as recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. From July, central government employees are entitled to receive 3% of their basic pay as annual increment. As we are aware that 6th CPC had given more financial benefits than previous pay commissions, by introducing various changes in the pay structures and pay scales. The calculations regarding annual increment were also changed. In the past, the annual increment was a fixed amount and was given on the appointment month every year. But in the 6th CPC, the annual increment was fixed at 3% of the basic pay and that to be given on a common date for all central government employees irrespective of their appointment date. It also clarified that, any amount which falls between 1 and 10 rupees, the total should be rounded to the next 10 rupees. For eg: If an employee’s increment is Rs. 401.00, the fixation should be Rs.410.00, while for an employee, who gets Rs. 400.90, the fixation should be Rs.400.00 only. This increment is automatically added to their basic pay every year.

 

As far as the employees are concerned, this year’s annual increment will be the last in this particular pay commission. July also makes the date for announcing the next installment of DA to the employees. As per the data received till now, and the trend regarding price index, continues, another 6% of DA is expected from July 2015. This makes the total DA at 119%.

 

From the employees point of view, they are eagerly awaits the recommendations of the 7th CPC which has to be implemented from the 1st of January 2016. But till now, a crystal clear picture has not emerged about the new pay scales and pay structures, and the date of submission to the government. Nobody is in a position to come out with the details of the 7th CPC.

 

Let’s wait and see what happens in the coming months!!!

 

Source: www.govtstaffnewsportal.in

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Railway Board DA Order effective from Jan 2015

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees- Revised rates effective from 01.01.2015

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

RBE NO.35/2015

New Delhi, dated 13.04.2015

S.No. PC-VI/349

No. PC-VI/2008/117/2/1

The GMs/CAO(R)
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees- Revised rates effective from 01.01.2015.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 19.9.2014 (S.No.PC-Vl/346, RBE No. 1 02/2014) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of I 07% to 113 % with effect from I st January, 2015.

2. The provisions contained in Paras 3, 4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No. I 06/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees. The arrears may be charged to the salary bill and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

Source :AIRF

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Annual Increment for Central Government Employees

Annual Increment for Central Government Employees

 

Last week, the Central Government has issued orders regarding the release of an additional 6% Dearness Allowance to the central government employees and 6% Dearness Relief to the pensioners from 1st January 2015. It turned out to be a sigh of relief for all of them as the government was a bit late in announcing the DA. Now the total DA stands at 113% of the basic pay. The employees will be paid arrears for the months of January, February and March. As for now, expectations and excitement are temporarily over….

 

The next episode to begin is the Annual Increment, which has to be given in the month of July every year as recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. From July, central government employees are entitled to receive 3% of their basic pay as annual increment. As we are aware that 6th CPC had given more financial benefits than previous pay commissions, by introducing various changes in the pay structures and pay scales. The calculations regarding annual increment were also changed. In the past, the annual increment was a fixed amount and was given on the appointment month every year. But in the 6th CPC, the annual increment was fixed at 3% of the basic pay and that to be given on a common date for all central government employees irrespective of their appointment date. It also clarified that, any amount which falls between 1 and 10 rupees, the total should be rounded to the next 10 rupees. For eg: If an employee’s increment is Rs. 401.00, the fixation should be Rs.410.00, while for an employee, who gets Rs. 400.90, the fixation should be Rs.400.00 only. This increment is automatically added to their basic pay every year.

 

As far as the employees are concerned, this year’s annual increment will be the last in this particular pay commission. July also makes the date for announcing the next installment of DA to the employees. As per the data received till now, and the trend regarding price index, continues, another 6% of DA is expected from July 2015. This makes the total DA at 119%.

 

From the employees point of view, they are eagerly awaits the recommendations of the 7th CPC which has to be implemented from the 1st of January 2016. But till now, a crystal clear picture has not emerged about the new pay scales and pay structures, and the date of submission to the government. Nobody is in a position to come out with the details of the 7th CPC.

Let’s wait and see what happens in the coming months!!!

 

Source: www.govtstaffnewsportal.in

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Monthly Job fair for Ex-servicemen by Director General of Resettlement

Monthly Job fair for Ex-servicemen by Director General of Resettlement

Director General of Resettlement has decided to conduct job fair every second month. The first of this series of job fairs would be conducted at Delhi on 06th and 07th of May 15 at NCC Campus at Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt. Chief of Army Staff would inaugurate the event.

Large number of companies affiliated to the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) operating in various sectors will participate.

Online registration can be undertaken through DGR website here. Job seekers can also register through twitter or 011-26174531/26192350. On the spot registration will also be available.

Tele: 011-26192358
E-mail: dirtrg@gmail.com
Website: dgrindia.com

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Dte General Resettlement

West Block-IV, RK Puram
New Delhi-110066

0014/DGR/Trg/Res-8

Mar 2015

All Concerned

DGR JOB FAIR ON 6th & 07th MAY, 2015

1. It has been decided to generate employment opportunities in a structured manner for the benefit to defence personnel already retired and those retiring in 3 to 4 months in conjunction with participating industries in various locations thoughtout the country under the aegis of different service command headquarters. It has been further decided to organize on job fair every second month.

2. The first in the series of job fair’s is scheduled to be held at Delhi on 06th & 07th May 15. The COAS has kindly consented to inaugurate the job fair. The venue for the job fair is NCC Campus at parade Ground, Delhi Cantt.

3. A large number of companies affiliated to Cll are likely to participate offering jobs in various sectors. Online registration for the Job Fair has been opened w.e.f 28 Feb 2015. Those interested may visit DGR website: www.dgrindia.com & click on JOB FAIR 2015-DELHI. They may also follow us on Twitter or contact on 011-26174531/26192350. On the spot registration will also be available at the venue to facilitate who missed online registration.

4. You are requested to inform all Regimental Centre’s and give wide publicity of the event through your channels. You are also requested to pass suitable Instructions so as to facilitate attendance of this event by the retiring personnel also.

(P Upadhyay)
Gp Capt
Director (Trg)
For DG (R)

Source: http://www.dgrindia.com

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7th Pay Commission to meet leadership of AIRF on 7and 8 April/2015 to seek the views of Federation

7th Pay Commission to meet leadership of AIRF on 7and 8 April/2015 to seek the views of Federation

 

A meeting with the 7th Central Pay Commission has been scheduled for the AIRF for two successive days viz. 7 and 8 April, 2015 at the office of 7th Pay Commission, New Delhi.

 

Source : AIRF

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Out of Turn Promotion of sportspersons on sports account in Probation period.

Out of Turn Promotion of sportspersons on sports account in Probation period: Railway Board Order

RBE No 27/2015
Clarification/Corrigendum No.56
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. 2015/E(Sports)/4(1)/5/Probation Period

New Delhi, dated 25th March, 2015

The General Managers (P),

All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW. ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata,
The CAO(R). DMW/Patiala,
The DG, RDSO/Lucknow.

Sub. Out of Turn Promotion of sportspersons on sports account in Probation period.
Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No. 2010/E(5ports)/4(-1)/1(Policy) dated 31.12.2010 (RBE No. 189B/2010).

In partial modification of existing policy, Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided as under:

SN
Reference/Existing Para
Revised Para (Read as)
(i) Para 9.2.6 of letter No. 2010/E(Sports)l4(1)/I(Policy) dated 31.12.2010 (RBE No. 189B/2010)

No out-of-turn promotion shall be granted during  probation period.

If a sportsperson acquires the norms for out of turn promotion, except the condition of completion of probation, in such case, the promotion may be granted and the balance probationary period be reckoned in the higher grade, in which the promotion is proposed to be carried out.

2. This issues with approval of Board (MS) and concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways

(Railway Board)
Dy. Director, Estt.(Sports)

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Grant-in-aid for the provision of amenities or recreational or welfare facilities to the staff of the Central Government- regarding.

Grant-in-aid for the provision of amenities or recreational or welfare facilities to the staff of the Central Government

F.No. 1/1/2014-Welfare
Government of India
M/o Personnel & Public Grievances & Pensions
D/o Personnel & Training

New Delhi, Dated 10 April, 2015

Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant-in-aid for the provision of amenities or recreational or welfare facilities to the staff of the Central Government- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer this Department’s O.M. No. 1/38/98-Welfare dated 14th October, 1999 (Copy enclosed) regarding grants-in-aid for the provision of amenities for recreation/ welfare activities to the staff of the Central Government Offices in as well as outside Delhi/ New Delhi.

2. The position has been reviewed and it has been decided that the grants-in-aid to the Recreation Clubs shall be admissible at the following rates from the current financial year 2015-2016.

(i) Grants-in-aid at the rate of Rs. 25/- per head per annum as against existing rate of Rs. 10/- per head per annum .

(ii) An additional grant-in-aid subject to a maximum of Rs. 25/- per head per annum, may be given as matching grant as against the existing rate of Rs. 15/- per head per annum.

(iii) A maximum grant of Rs. 25,000/- instead of Rs. 10,000/- may be sanctioned (after considering requirement on merits) for setting up of a recreation club.

3. Instructions issued from time to time on the subject may be adhered to.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s I.D. No. 8(41)/2014-E-II (A), 13th February, 2015 and SS&FA (Home) Dy No. 3111501, dated 04.03.2015.

(N.Sriraman)
Director (Welfare)

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6th Central Pay Commission (2006 – 2015) – Why was it special?

6th Central Pay Commission (2006 – 2015) – Why was it special?

Six Pay Commissions were formulated by the Central Government until now. The 6th Pay Commission had some salient features that were never seen before. Let’s find out why this particular Pay Commission was so monumental.

The recommendations made by the previous five Pay Commissions were interrelated to each other. People who had studied these would know that despite the similarities, the recommendations were not exactly generous.

Weightage” was the most-frequently used terminology in all previous pay commissions. New employees wouldn’t be aware of this. Weightage was all about calculating a certain percentage of the basic pay and adding it to the new basic pay (Basic Pay Weightage, Fitment Weightage or Fitment Benefit). This was the method prescribed by the five Pay Commissions before.

Even more pathetic was “Increment Weightage”. Particularly the 5th Pay Commission didn’t consider all the increments that the employee had received. According to the recommendations of 5th Pay Commission, it was given on the basis of one out of three increments.

As well, those were the days when promotions were rare. For years, employees were getting meager amount as annual increment. Only disappointment remained because the employees felt as if their ten years’ progress was unfairly evaluated.

Since no significant changes were made in the calculation of DA in the 5th Pay Commission, for the entire ten years, percentage of Dearness Allowance had increased by only 74%.

Until the 5th Pay Commission, House Rent Allowance was given in four categories – 5%, 7.5%, 15%, and 30% or as consolidated amount.

Lack of generosity was also obvious in areas like Tuition Fees, Transport Allowance, and Leave Travel Concession.

The 6th Central Pay Commission was special because it was radically different from its predecessors.

“Grade Pay was introduced, and, although there were MACP confusions due to the new Hierarchy system, since its pluses outnumbered its minuses, we feel that there is nothing wrong in recollecting the good points that the Commission had recommended. This article will help the next generation employees understand why the 6th Pay Commission was so unique.”

Multiplication Factor : This is considered by many as a transparent approach.

Children’s Education Allowance : From a meager Rs.40 per month, it was raised to Rs.1000. This reflected genuine interest and concern about the future generation.

3% Increment : The decision to calculate the annual increment at 3% of the current basic pay continues to be applauded even now.

Transport Allowance : Although Convenience Allowance was clubbed with this, it was a good decision to have made the revision of transport allowance dependent on the dearness allowance.

Leave Travel Concession : Which was until then, given only for Class II travel, was elevated to AC- Tier III, and Tier II.

Child Care Leave : It was a blessing for female employees.

Military Service Pay : First time recommendation for the Armed Forces Personnel by 6th Pay Commission.

DA Calculation : The Dearness Allowance was calculated based on the All India Consumer Price Index published by Labour Bureau. Calculation method for arriving the percentage of additional Dearness Allowance was recommended by 6th CPC with important average index factor of 115.76 instead of 306.33. Dearness Allowance went up as high as 10% and earned an increase of about 120% in its ten years’ tenure.

Finally, All Central Government Employees Unions and Federations played a very important role in the revolutionary changes and liberal recommendations that were being offered to the employees. Let us not forget that it was our unified voice and determination that made it all possible.

 

Source: http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/

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