Government Doctors Meet Arun Jaitley, Demand Review Of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations
New Delhi: Government doctors have met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and demanded revision of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
Representatives of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) and JACSDO (Joint Action Council of Service Doctor Organisation) met Mr Jaitley on Monday and put forward their demands saying, the recommendations are “discriminating to doctors”.
“The Minister listened to our issues patiently and attentively. He was appraised especially for NPA issue. He showed his concern about our salary being relatively reduced by 7 CPC.
“He assured us that our representation is being directed to Secretary Expenditure for re-evaluation. He also assured, if any concern still remains pending in the matter of NPA (and other issues), it shall be scrutinised and considered by forthcoming ‘Anomalies Committee’ which shall be appointed hereafter,” said FORDA in a statement issued on Tuesday.
FORDA and JACSDO have strongly been opposing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and have written to the Prime Minister and Health Minister.
“When the 7th CPC was constituted we doctors were very hopeful that our demands will be looked after, which is increasing Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) to 40 per cent from existent 25 per cent, instead it has been reduced to 20 per cent.
“The basic pay and NPA were merged together while calculating House Rental Allowance (HRA) earlier, but this has now been omitted and HRA will be calculated only with basic pay resulting in less than the desired salary,” said FORDA President Dr Pankaj Solanki.
The doctor’s body also demanded uniform pay scales, night shift allowances which currently exists for nursing staff in government hospitals and the formulation of a uniform central residency scheme for the resident doctors of India.
FORDA is an umbrella organisation of 15,000 resident doctors across 41 government hospitals in the capital.
JACSDO represents 11 organised and unorganised Central Health Services (CHS), Indian Railway Medical Services (IRMS), Indian Ordinance Health Services (IOHS), MCD, NDMC, Delhi administration and ESIC. (PTI)
Source : NDTV
Ministry of Railways Observes The International Day of Yoga
Ministry of Railways organised the International Day of Yoga today on 21st June, 2016 in Rail Bhawan as per the direction of the Ministry of AYUSH.
The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu participated in the Yoga session along with the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandra Babu Naidu, on the occasion of the 2nd International Day of Yoga at Vijayawada.
A Yoga session was organized at Rail Bhawan headquarters in new Delhi by engaging Shri Chakardhar Kushwaha, Yoga Instructor of the Morarji Desai National Institute of yoga, New Delhi. This event was attended by Railway Board officials including Chairman Railway Board Shri A. K. Mital and other Board Members.
International Yoga day was also observed in the entire Indian Railway System which included zonal Railway Headquarters, Division Railway Headquarter, Production Unit Headquarters, Railway Training Institutes and Centres, and all other Railway establishments.
Source: PIB News
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Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 21st June, 2016
Subject: Report of the committee to decide reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances etc. of CVOs.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 10.12.2015 & 10.06.2016 on the above subject, wherein comments were sought from concerned Ministries/Departments on the report of the committee chaired by AS(S&V), DoPT, for reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments and rationalization of pay, incentive, allowances of CVOs in CPSEs etc. However, no comments have been received, so far, till date. It is, therefore, once again requested to furnish the same at the earliest, latest by 22.06.2016 positively.
2. As the matter is being reviewed at higher level, a meeting has also been scheduled to be held at 10.30 a.m. on 23.06.2016 in the conference Room No. 190 of DoPT, North Block, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri Devesh Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary, DoPT to discuss & finalize the matter.
3. It is, therefore, requested to depute an officer at the level of JS/Director, who is well conversant with the subject matter, alongwith the required input, if not already furnished, for the said meeting on the scheduled date & time.
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Finmin to review domestic black money window
New Delhi: With the first month nearing completion, the Finance Ministry will hold a high-level meeting to review the ambitious one-time compliance window that has been announced by the government to declare domestic black money.
The review meeting, scheduled later this week, will be chaired by Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia with CBDT members and they will be talking to all the nodal Principal Commissioners of Income Tax department of the scheme in the country, and officials said the “strategies” and action points for the successful implementation of the window called the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) will be discussed.
They said some other issues related to human resource management of the department will also be discussed in the same meeting.
The IDS was opened by the government on June 1 and will be in force till September 30.
Due taxes have to be paid by November 30 by the declarants.
Under the compliance window, income as declared by the eligible persons, would be taxed at the rate of 45 per cent which is 30 per cent plus a ‘Krishi Kalyan Cess’ of 25 per cent on the taxes payable and a penalty at the rate of 25 per cent of the taxes payable on the income declared.
The scheme was announced by the government with an aim to squeeze out black money from the domestic economy.
The government had come out with a similar scheme for Indians holding undisclosed income abroad last year.
The current scheme will apply to undisclosed income, in the form of investment in assets or otherwise, pertaining to Financial Year 2015-16 or earlier.
The declarations under the IDS can either be made online on the official e-filing website of the IT department or before the various regional principal commissioners.
Even as 7th Pay Commission Empowered Committee is in the process of finalising its report, Staff Side Associations are relentlessly trying for Negotiations with Govt before final decision on increase in pay and allowances is taken by Cabinet
7th Pay Commission Latest News – Two more Committee Meetings in the offing before final decision on 7th CPC implementation is taken by Government
Latest developments in the process of 7th Pay Commission report by Empowered Committee indicates that decision by the Committee would not be taken as quickly as it was expected earlier.
India.com, a news website from Zee News Group reports that Empowered Committee has called for more data from 7th Pay Commission implementation cell, the administrative wing appointed by govt to process 7th CPC report, after the meeting held last week.
To look into these data and to decide further increase in minimum pay and fitment factor over and above recommended by 7th Pay Commission, two more Empowered Committee Meetings may be held, India.com reports.
Consequently, final decision of Cabinet on implementation of 7th Pay Commission may not be taken this month. However, news sources close to finance ministry indicates that final decision on 7th Pay Commission report may not take much longer. If the Empowered Committee continues to process the report without any break which is the case now, its report would be submitted within a month, after which Cabinet will take its final call.
Earlier, many media reports suggested that Empowered Committee is likely to take a decision of increasing the minimum of Central Government Employees to Rs. 23,500 as against Rs. 18,0000 proposed by 7th Pay Commission.
7th Pay Commission had arrived at the additional burden of Govt on increase in Salary and pension at 23.55 % and 24 % respectively as Rs 73,650 crore for Central Government Employees, Defence Personnel & Pensioners and Rs 28,450 crore for Railway Employees and Pensioners.
Now, it is needless to say, additional increase over and above the pay and allowances recommended by 7th Pay Commission would require more allocation for Central salary than the Budget Estimates.
Source: India.com (Zee News Group)
No.6 /6 /20 13-CS-II (C)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 21st June, 2016.
Subject: Appointment to the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of CSSS on compassionate ground- Proposed Revised Guidelines-reg.
This Department has been receiving references regularly from various Ministries/Departments participating in Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) seeking clarification on the existing guidelines on compassionate appointment in the grade of Stenographer Gr. ‘D’ of CSSS, issued vide CS-II Division’s O.M. No. 10/2/98-CS-II dated 03.12.200 I, in pursuance of various guidelines/instructions issued by the Establishment Division of this Department and also with respect to modalities to be followed while making compassionate appointments to the grade of CSSS.
2. In view of above, a need has arisen to frame and issue revised guidelines on the subject. The matter has been examined in this Department at length and the draft revised guidelines have been prepared and are enclosed as Annexure to this O.M. Before the guidelines are finalized and implemented, all stakeholders including Ministries/Departments participating in CSSS) are requested to offer their comments/views/suggestions, if any, in this regard latest by 05th July,
2016 to the undersigned. Comments/views/suggestions may also be sent at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Encl: Proposed Revised Guidelines.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
ANNEXURE to O.M. No.6/6/2013-CS-II(C) dated 21st June, 2016
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Draft Revised Guidelines for appointment to the post of Stenographer Grade CD of esss on compassionate ground
i. The compassionate appointments are to be regulated by the O.M. No. 14014/02/2012-Estt.D dated 16.01.2013 of this Department.
ii. It is an enabling provision to provide support to the family of a deceased Government servant, wherever desirable. The requisite assessment with regard
to desirability of a candidate, based on the financial destitution and the indigent condition of the family of the deceased Government Servant, whose dependent family member is being considered for compassionate appointment, would be made by the Competent Authority in the concerned cadre unit.
iii. Compassionate appointments are to be made against regular vacancies and up to a maximum of 5 % of the vacancies falling under the vacancies of Stenographers Grade ‘0’ for the relevant Select List Year.
iv. The objective of compassionate appointment is to provide instant relief to families facing hardship due to death of an earning member. Keeping in view this objective, the persons may be appointed, if found deserving by the concerned cadre unit, subject to 5% ceiling of total regular vacancies in Steno Grade ‘D’ for the relevant year.
v. The appointment is subject to the fulfillment of eligibility conditions by the candidates, except for specific relaxation provided in the O.M. No.
14014/02/2012-Estt.D dated 16.01.2013 and instructions issued there under. As per the CSSS Rules 2010, educational qualification for a person for being considered for appointment as Stenographer Grade ‘0’ is 10+2 pass. The candidates will also be required to appear and qualify skill test (Stenography test) conducted by SSC which will be of qualifying nature.
vi. The concerned cadre units will scrutinize the applications received for compassionate appointment and intimate the details of deserving candidates on merit basis to this Department. This Department will prepare a merit list on centralized basis and consider the candidates for examination of skill test who
are having the knowledge of skill, i.e. typing and shorthand, for compassionate appointment against the 5% of vacancies earmarked for compassionate appointment.
vii. The candidates who qualify the skill test would be appointed subject to fulfillment of other terms and conditions. They will be included in the Select Year of the Year in which they are appointed and will be placed below all the other regularly appointed candidates of that Select List (Direct Recruits).
viii. As regards the candidates who qualify the skill test but do not get appointment due to unavailability of vacancies, their seniority would be considered for appointment in the following year on the basis of their seniority and they need not reappear at the skill test.
ix. The candidates who fail to qualify in the quarterly examination shall not be considered for appointment to the post of Steno Grade ‘0’ in csss. However, they may pass the Steno exams within 2 years as and when ssc holds the examination.
Frequent asked questions (FAQs) on the issue of residence/domicile and caste/tribe certificates
Q.1. What is the purpose of issuance of Residence/domicile certificate to the students belonging to SCiST and other than SC/ST while they are studying in Class V/VIII?
Answer: The residence/domicile certificate is to be issued by the concerned authority of State Government/Union Territory to certify that the person bearing the certificate is a domicile/resident of State/Union Territory to whom the certificate being issued. Such certificate is issued as proof of residence to avail domicile/resident quota in educational institutions and in the State/Central Government services and also in the case of jobs where preference to local candidates is available as per Government of India instructions issued from time to time.
Q.2. Who will be eligible to be issued the Residence/Domicile as well as Caste/Tribe certificates ?
Answer: SC/ST students will be eligible to be issued the Domicil certificate and also Caste/Tribe Certificate, as the case may be. Other students will be eligible to be issued only the Residence/Domicile certificate.
Q.3. What is the objective behind issuance of residenccildomicile certificates and caste/Tribe certificates at School level?
Answer: In order to avoid difficulties faced by the SC/ST students, it has been proposed that “Caste or Tribe Certificate” and also the Domicile certificate may be issued to SC/ST students and only a Residence Certificate may be issued to other than SC/ST students all over the country, while studying in Class V or Class VIII, as an annual exercise. The State Government can choose either Class V or Class VIII to issue this certificate. Once Class V or VIII is chosen, the endeavour should be to issue it to all the students studying in that particular class.
Q.4. Who will assist the students in getting the necessary documents/papers filled as an annual exercise for issue of Residence and also Caste/Tribe certificate?
Answer: The Head Master/Principal of the School in which the students are studying would get the necessary documents/papers filled up from the students studying in Class V/VIII as an annual exercise for issue of Resident and also Caste/Tribe Certificate. The School Head Master/Principal will get the documents collected from all the SC and ST students and also other than SC/ST students and arrange to submit them to the relevant State Government authority/revenue authorities for making the requisite certificate.
Q.S. What would be the proposed time frame set up for completing the exercise for issuance of residence/domicile certificates and caste/tribe certificates to the students studying in VNIII classes?
Answer: A window of two months in September/October or any other time frame decided by the concerned State Government/Union Territory may be allocated /decided for completing this exercise.
Q.6. What is the objective behind the issuance of caste certificates to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes?
Answer: The main objective of issuance of caste/tribe certificate is to facilitate access of bona-fide candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to the reserved posts and services under the State/Central Government and secure admission in educational institutions and other facilities being provided by the State/Central Government to them.
Q.7. How much time would be taken by the State authorities for issuance of such certificates?
Answer: The concerned Revenue/State Government authorities would scrutinize/verify the documents and issue the relevant certificates preferably within a period of 30 — 60 days.
Q.B. Who would be the custodian of such certificates?
Answer: Once the certificate is made, it may be given to the students in cellophane cover, as far as practicable, though the School authorities and would be kept with the students for safe custody for availing the benefits/concessions and facilities available to the concerned category of students. It can also be uploaded on E-locker facilities, wherever such facilities are available in the States.
Q.9. How can the authenticity of data be verified ?
Answer: The State Government may also try to get the information of students fed into the Meta Data to be made online and may link it to Aaadhar enabled data, if feasible. Sincere efforts be made to issue these certificates alongwith Aaadhar Number.
Q.10. What remedy is available to the students if their application for issuance of residence/domicile and caste/tribe certificate is rejected?
Answer: If the application of any student is rejected for issuance of the relevant certificate, the reasons will be provided and provision for one time appeal may be allowed by the State authorities. The procedure for appeal would be decided by the concerned State Government authorities.
Q.11. Who will be responsible where acceptance for SC/ST domicile certificate is mandatorily done through Citizen Services Centres?
Answer: In states where acceptance for SC/ST domicile certificate is mandatorily done only through Citizen Service Centres, it will be the responsibility of the Headmaster of the School for collection of the documents and ensuring that the application is digitally sent to the concerned authorities from the nearest Citizen Service Centres. If there is already a time limit prescribed by the State authorities through executive order or regulation for issuing such certificates, then such time frame may be adhered to.
Q.12.What is the existing procedure for issuing of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe certificates? Who is the competent authority to issue the same?
Answer: Caste certificates are issued by the concerned State Government authorized authorities. Each State Government/UT administration has laid down its own procedure for issuance of certificates. Efforts are being made to standardize the format of the certificate as far as possible. Wherever feasible, efforts be made to issue the certificate in bilingual including the language (s) of the State. The Central Government accepts the certificates issued by the following authorities on the prescribed format:-
(1) District Magistrate / Additional District Magistrate/Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner/Deputy Collector/Ist Class stipendiary Magistrate/Sub Divisional Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner.
(2) Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief residency Magistrate/Presidency Magistrate.
(3) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar and
(4) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and /or his family normally resides.
Instructions have been issued recently vide 0.M.No.36011/1/2012- Estt.(Res.) dated 8th October 2015 providing that where a candidate belonging to a Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes is unable to produce a certificate from any of the prescribed authorities, he/she may be appointed provisionally on the basis of whatever prima-facie proof he/she is able to produce in support of his/her claim subject to his/her furnishing the prescribed certificate within a reasonable time and if there is genuine difficulty in his/her obtaining a certificate, the appointing authority should itself verify his/her claim through the District Magistrate concerned.
Q.13. What are the points/facts/factors taken into account by the competent authority while issuing residence/ domicile and caste/Tribe certificates?
Answer: The certificate issuing authority should verify and ensure that:
(i) the caste or the tribe to which the candidate claims to belong to is included in the Presidential Orders issued from time to time under Articles 341 and 342 of the Constitution;
(ii) the candidate belongs to the said caste/tribe;
(iii) the candidate ordinarily resides in the concerned State or part of
that State etc. (The term ‘ordinarily resides’ has the same meaning as in section 20 of the Representation of Peoples Act 1950).
Q.14. What is the procedure adopted for verification of antecedents and claims of the applicants before issue of such certificates and how the place of permanent abode of the applicant
Answer: States/UTs have their own procedure for verification of antecedents and claims of the applicants to belong to a Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe including ascertainment of the permanent residence of the candidates.
Q.15.What are the guidelines that have been issued to the appointing authorities in regard to scrutiny and verification of caste certificates of candidates at the time of their entry into Government
Answer: The Government of India has issued instructions regarding scrutiny and verification of the caste certificates of the candidates at the time of initial appointment and promotion against
reserved vacancies. This Department re-iterated the instructions vide O.M. No.36011/3/2005-Estt. (Res.) dated 9 thSeptember 2005.
5 .These guidelines would ensure that the benefit of reservation goes to genuine Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates only and reserved vacancies are not occupied by unscrupulous non-SC/ST candidates.
Q.16. Whether the Government contemplates to draw a permanent mechanism to look into the anomalies that have crept into the whole procedure of issuance, verification and cancellation of SC/ST certificates and also for initiating disciplinary and penal action against holders/producers of the false caste certificates?
Answer: The caste certificates are issued, verified and cancelled by the authorities of the respective State Governments. Each State Government has its own system/procedure in this regard. However, if it is found that a Government servant had produced a false caste certificate in order to secure appointment, action against him/her is required to be taken as per instructions contained in the Department of Personnel & Training’s 0.M.No.11012/7/91-Estt.(A) dated 19-5-93 which provides that wherever it is found that a Government servant, who was not qualified or eligible in terms of the recruitment rules etc. for initial recruitment in service or had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service. If he/she is a probationer or a temporary Government servant, he should be discharged or his services should be terminated. If he/she has become a permanent Govt. Servant, an inquiry as prescribed in Rule 14 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 may be held and if the charges are proved, the Government servant should be removed or dismissed from service.
On 7th Pay Commission implementation, private investment, Air India and more, here’s what govt is mulling over
Besides the government staff, economic analysts are keenly awaiting when and how the Centre will implement 7th Pay Commission award, which has implications for government finances (with estimated outgo of Rs 74,000 crore in FY16) as well as on inflation.
Also, with private investments yet to show decisive signs of picking up, the government has the difficult task of keeping the tempo in public spending, especially capital investments, at a time it is losing the benefits of low crude oil prices.
Finance secretary Ashok Lavasa speaks on these issues in an interview to FE’s Prasanta Sahu. Excerpts.
GDP growth in FY16 was put by the Central Statistics Office at 7.6%, with the growth in the last quarter coming in at 7.9%. Private consumption has been the growth driver. Despite the efforts by the government, private investors are yet to shed their diffidence. Among infrastructure sectors, highways, railways etc. have seen a turnaround but mainly because of government investment. How far is this model sustainable given the Centre’s (limited) fiscal capacity?
Many infrastructure projects, in which private sector has been involved, have started moving. In highway sector, for example, the hybrid annuity model has started attracting investors. As we go forward, we feel that the initiatives that have been taken by the government – to improve the ease of doing business and integrate various clearances – would give a push to private-sector investments. In infrastructure sectors, where the government plays a key role in awarding contracts etc, we are seeing positive results too. If all the factors are favourable, the GDP growth could be close to 8% this year.
The questions about GDP data refuse to wither away. Manufacturing GDP growth and the IIP (industrial production) data aren’t quite compatible, even if one considers the fact that apart from output, value addition is now being captured more efficiently.
The Q4 results of some of the major companies show that their EBITDA has increased. The variation between manufacturing growth (9.3% in FY16) and IIP (2.4%) was mainly due to the fact that some sectors did well while some did not.
How important are lower interest rates in reviving demand?
I think it’s a question of giving a boost to demand. Sometimes people may have more expectation than what RBI could do (in terms of lowering rates). The RBI has had to consider various factors and take a considered view. It is not possible to please all people all times. It is fair to expect that whatever lowering (of rates) has been done by RBI, finds an expression in the retail lending rates. I think the governor is right in saying full transmission has not happened of the central bank’s (cumulative 150 bps) rate cut since January 2015.
What will be the guiding framework of the “prospective planning” that will replace five-year Plan?
We could divide it into three parts: the period till which one can have some predictability on availability of resources, that will be, say, a three-year action plan. Beyond this, there will be medium-term (seven-year) Plan. Besides, there can be a prospective plan for theb period till 2030. In the prospective plan, what you already have is sustainable development goals, which are part of the international commitments. Niti Aayog will look at integration of issues and prospective planning while department of expenditure will make the fund allocations for various programmes.
Will substantial additional provision be needed to meet the Pay Panel-related outgo in FY17?
It will be too early and premature to say whether budgetary provision is not adequate or not. No one knows to what extent the government will accept the Pay Commission’s report. But, there is a provision in the budget to take care of the impact of the pay commission award (According to sources, FY17 budget has provision of about Rs 54,000 crore for honouring the pay panel’s award, but Lavasa refused to comment on this ).
Will Niti Aayog’s reported suggestions on strategic disinvestments in a clutch of PSUs including Air India be taken forward this year?
We haven’t so far received the recommendations you are referring to. We have to explore all forms of divestment and strategic sale is of course one of them. The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management will be looking at all possibilities and deciding on which unit to be put on privatisation or disinvestment or strategic sale mode.
Is there any move to monetise surplus land with defence, railways and ports bodies?
This is not to be done as a central government policy. The railways have been trying to monetise land. Certainly, this is one source of revenue, but it may be not a very significant source. Whenever an entity decides to take up any piece of land for monetisation, it has to consider all the legal issues, physical condition, its own plans of utilising and ultimately, if there is a market for that (in case of sale/leasing out).
Highlights of PM Modi’s address at International Yoga Day celebration in Chandigarh
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the second International Yoga Day celebrations in Chandigarh on Tuesday. PM Modi addressed thousands of people gathered for asanas at Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex. Over 30, 000 people, including 100 differently-abled children, participated in the event, which began at 6.30am. The theme of this year’s event is to ‘Connect the Youth’.
Here are the highlights from the PM’s address on Yoga Day:
- Yoga talks about what you will get in this life. It is not a science of afterlife
- This is a day linked with good health and now it has become a people’s mass movement
- The way mobile phone has become a part of life, you can make yoga a part of your life too
- The UN is celebrating International Yoga Day all over the world. It was started last year on India’s request. This day was picked as it is the longest day and the Earth is closest to the Sun
- I really feel some people don’t fully understand the power and benefits of Yoga
- The world supported the idea of International Day of Yoga. All sections of society came together in this endeavour
- This is a day linked with good health and now it has become a people’s mass movement
- Yoga is not about what one will get, it is about what one can give up
- With zero budget, yoga provides health assurance. Yoga does not discriminate between rich and poor
- Important to integrate yoga with our lives. Do not wait, make yoga a part of your life
- Let’s make yoga more popular globally. Let India produce good yoga teachers
- Today more and more gynaecologists are recommending yoga for pregnant women
- Yoga will connect you to yourself, which is vital in these times when everyone is so busy
- Let’s focus on one thing in the coming days, how to mitigate diabetes through yoga. Diabetes can surely be controlled through yoga
Today on the second International Yoga Day, on behalf of the Indian Govt, I am announcing 2 awards. Next year, on this day these awards will be given on behalf of India: (a) Best contribution to yoga internationally (b) Best contribution to yoga within India
NJCA MEETING ON 25th JUNE, 2016 AT NEW DELHI
NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
Dated: June 20, 2016
All Constituents of the NJCA
To review the situation and consider the developments and take appropriate decision, the National JCA will meet on 25th June 2016 at 11.30 hrs.in JCM Office, 13-c, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi.
You are requested to attend above cited meeting of the NJCA.
With Fraternal Greetings,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
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More delay in One Rank One Pension, as government gives 6 month extension to panel
The tenure of the committee formed on implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme has been extended by six months upto the middle of December this year.
The government recently amended the gazette notification issued last year under which the committee headed by former Chief Justice of Patna High Court Justice (Retd) L Narasimha Reddy was scheduled to submit its report by June 14.
With the extension, the implementation of OROP may take more time as the panel can submit its report by December 14, official sources said.
The government had announced implementation of OROP on November 7, 2015 to benefit over 25 lakh ex-servicemen and war widows. The OROP mandates payment of uniform pension to the armed forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of their date of retirement, which implies that bridging the gap between the rate of pension of current and past pensioners at periodic intervals.
The other Terms of Reference of the Committee will continue which include measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise in the implementation of the OROP as notified by the government.
The panel is also looking into the measures for the removal of anomalies that may arise out of inter-services issues of the three forces due to implementation of OROP besides implications on service matters.
The Committee is examining all other matter referred to it by the central government on implementation of the OROP or related issues.
In making its recommendations, the Committee shall take into account the financial impact of its recommendations, as per its Terms of Reference.
The panel, if necessary, may give interim reports to the government on any of the matters related to its terms of reference.
No public holiday on International Yoga Day; yoga voluntary for govt employees
The main programme will be held in Chandigarh which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
There will be no public holiday and yoga will be voluntary for central government employees on Tuesday, when the country observes second International Yoga Day.
“There will be no holiday and all government offices will remain open tomorrow,” a senior official in Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
He said the Centre has not made it mandatory for the employees to take part in yoga.
“It is voluntary. Necessary arrangements have been put in place to allow employees to attend yoga at various programmes being organised across the country,” the official said.
There are about 50 lakh central government employees.
Over one lakh events have been planned in the country on second International Yoga Day. Of these, 10 regional-level mega events will be hosted in Varanasi, Imphal, Jammu, Shimla, Vadodara, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Bhubaneshwar and Hoshiarpur.
The main programme will be held in Chandigarh which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Yoga day programmes will also be organised in 391 universities, 16,000 colleges and 12,000 schools across the country.
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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G.& Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 6th June, 2016
Subject: Introduction of single window system for acceptance of proposals for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules.
The Department of Personnel & Training is considering to introduce a Single Window System to examine the proposals relating to framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules which would help in reducing the time cycle in finalization of proposals relating to RRs and to streamline the processes involved.
2. Further, this Department has also developed an additional feature in the existing on-line system namely Recruitment Rules Formulation, Amendment & Monitoring System(RRFAMS), which is a web based information system for imparting information regarding_status-of-proposals of_Recruitment Rules received in DoPT. This would enable the Ministries and Departments to get an update on the current status of their proposal relating to framing/amendments of Recruitment Rules referred to DoP&T. A Draft OM to this effect is annexed herewith.
3. Ministries/Departrnents are, therefore, requested to send their comments to email@example.com on the proposed O.M. positively by 27.6.2016.
NIC, DoPT for uploading on Department’s website.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi the 2016.
Sub: Introduction of single window system for acceptance of proposals for framing/amendment of recruitment rules.
In order to reduce the time cycle in finalisation of proposal relating to framing/amendment of RRs and to streamline the processes involved, it has been decided that henceforth all proposals for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules (RRs) will be received under single window system.
2. The proposals shall be submitted under the Single Window System on Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week between 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon. The concerned Under Secretaries of the Administrative Ministry/Department shall attend a meeting with the officers concerned in RR Division of DoP&T on the
scheduled day and time. In case the concerned Nodal Officers are not attending office, then the link officer will receive the proposals. The Ministries/Departments may ensure that all the points indicated in the checklist are fulfilled. A copy of the checklist is enclosed at Annexure-I. The work allocation of RR Division of this Department among the three Units including contact details is enclosed at Annexure-II.
3. Only those proposals which are fulfilling all the requirements of the checklist will be processed for providing comments/approvals.
4. This Department has developed a Web-Based Information System so as to enable the Ministries and Departments to know the current status of consideration /disposal of proposals relating to framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules and Search-cum-Selection Committee. The Departments are requested to visit the
website of DoP&T for ascertaining the status of consideration of proposal. The meeting, if any, fixed by the Department of Personnel & Training to discuss regarding the proposals will also be informed through the system. The Ministries/Departments may continue to follow all the existing instructions on the subject, including consultation with UPSC and Legislative Department.
All the Ministries and Departments.
F. No. 9/2/2015-EO(MM-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
the 17th June, 2016
1. The Chief Secretaries
All State Governments,
2. All Secretaries
Ministries/Departments of Government of India
Subject: Filling up the post of General Manager (Haryana Region), Food Corporation of India, Panchkula under the Department of Food & Public Distribution.
This is regarding filling up the post of General Manager (Haryana Region), Food Corporation of India, Panchkula under the Department of Food & Public Distribution on deputation basis.
2. Officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary/Director of the Government of India or equivalent level, eligible for appointment under Central Staffing Scheme are eligible for the post. The period of deputation is 4/5 years for Deputy Secretary/Director respectively.
3. The post may be circulated amongst officers eligible to be appointed at Deputy Secretary/Director level or equivalent level in the Government of India on priority basis. Names of willing and eligible officers who can be spared by the State Governments/Ministries/Departments may be forwarded to the Department along with cadre clearance, vigilance clearance, detailed biro-data in the enclosed proforma and CR Dossiers for the last five years. For officers working in the cadre, it may also be ensured that the ‘Cooling off’, after a previous stint on deputation, if any, is completed and the officer is eligible for appointment on Central Deputation as per extant instructions.
4. It is requested that the application(s) of the eligible candidate(s) may please be forwarded so as to reach this Department within one month from the date of issue of this circular.
Deputy Secretary (MM)
Periodical review of performance of Government Servants as per provisions of FR 56(J) and Rule 48(1) of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM DELHI CANTT-10
Subject: Periodical review of performance of Government Servants as per provisions of FR 56(J) and Rule 48(1) of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972
A copy of MOD, D(lab) Branch ID No.26(1)/2015-d(Lab) dated 30.05.2016 on the above subject is enclosed herewith for compliance.
2. It is requested that compliance and action taken report may be sent to this office by 3rd of every month positively so that consolidated report may be submitted to Ministry in time.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Subject: Periodical review of performance of Government servants as per the provision of FR 56(J) and Rule 48(1) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
A consolidated instructions based on DoP&T’s guidelines on the above subject is enclosed herewith for circulation amongst the all cadre controlling authorities in MoD and Organisations/Lower formations of MoD for urgent action. It is requested that compliance and action taken report in this regard may be sent to this Ministry Positively by first of week of every month.
Enclos: as above
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
CONSOLIDATED INSTRUCTIONS FOR
CARRYING OUT PERIODICAL REVIEW OF THE CASES OF GOVERNMENT SERVANTS AS REQUIRED UNDER FR 56(J)/FR56(I)/RULE 48(1)(6) OF CCS (PENSION) RULES, 1972.
Various instructions issued by the Government from time-to-time on the subject deal with compulsory retirement under the above mentioned provisions.
2. The Supreme court has observed in the state of Gujarat Vs.Umedbhai M.Patel, 2001(3)SCC 314,as follows:
(i) whenever the services of a public servant are no longer useful to the general administration, the officer can be compulsorily retired for the sake of public interest.
(ii) Ordinarily, the order of compulsory retirement is not to be treated as a punishment coming under Article 311 of the Constitution.
(iii) “For better administration, it is necessary to chop off dead wood, but the order of compulsory retirement can be passed after having due regard to the entire service record of the officer.”
(iv) Any adverse entries made in the confidential record shall be taken note of and be given due weightage in passing such order.
(v) Even un-communicated entries in the confidential record can also be taken into consideration.
(vi) The order of compulsory retirement shall not be passed as a short cut to avoid Departmental enquiry when such course is more desirable.
(vii) If the officer was given a promotion despite adverse entries made in the confidential record that is a fact in favour of the officer.
(viii) Compulsory retirement shall not be imposed as a punitive measure.
3. Accordingly, DOP&T has issued instructions vide their OM, dated 21.03.2014, 11.09.2015, 01.03.2016 for review & monitoring regularly such cases under FR 56(J) FR56(I)/RULE 48(1)(6) OF CCS (PENSION) RULES, 1972, by all the offices under the central government and sending the reports periodically.
4. The following procedures may be adopted for carrying out the Review:-
(i) Review of services of Government Servants at all levels (Group A,b (Gazetted/Non-Gazetted) & Group C including erstwhile Group D) on their attaining of age of 50/55 years or completion of 30 years of qualifying service whichever occurs earlier. Those who have already attained the age/qualifying service but have not been reviewed, should also be covered under this exercise except if they are retiring within one year on attaining the age of superannuation.
(ii) The respective Review Committee(s) should be constituted to adjudge the suitability of the Government Servant based on his/her past service and recommend for the retention or compulsory retirement.
(iii) the Internal Committees should also be constituted for each level to assist the Review Committees. The Internal Committees will screen/assess the entire service record of eligible government servants and place their findings before the respective screening committees to take a final view in the matter.
(iv) Secretaries of the Cadre Controlling Authorities/HODs will constitute Review Committees and Internal Committees consisting of TWO (02) Members at appropriate level. the approval of Defence Secretary for constitution of Review Committee/Internal committee, if required,may be processed through the Admn. Wing in MoD. Guidelines for constitution of Review committees are given at Annexure.
(Ref: DOPT’s O.M.No.25013/01/2013-Estt.A-1-IV, dated 11.09.15)
5. SCHEDULE FOR PERIODICAL REVIEW (TO BE INITIATED 6 MONTHS BEFORE DUE)
(i) the cases should be reviewed six months before he/she attains the age of 50/55 years, in cases covered by FR 56(J) and on completion of 30 years of qualifying service under FR 56(I)/Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as per the following calendar:
Quarter in which review is to be made Cases of employees who will be attaining the age of 50/55 years or completing 30 years of service qualifying for pension
January to March July to September of the same year
April to June October to December of the same year
July to September January to March of the next year
October to December April to June of the next year
(ii) The Internal Committees will ensure that the service records of the employees being reviewed, along with a summary bringing out all relevant information, is submitted to the cadre authorities at least three months before the due date of review. However, no recommendation about retention or otherwise would be given by the Internal committee. Only views/comments/findings on each case may be given.
6. GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR REVIEW:-
(i) Doubtful Integrity: The officer would live by reputation built around him. If in any appropriate case, there may not be sufficient evidence to take punitive disciplinary action of removal from service. But his/her conduct and reputation is such that his/her continuance in service would be a menace to public service and injurious to public interest. Integrity of an employee, actions or decisions taken by the employee which do not appear to be above board, complaints received against him/her, or suspicious property transactions, for which there may not be sufficient evidence to initiate departmental proceedings, but such property transactions which give rise to suspicion about the bonafides of a government servant, may be taken into account. Acquiring large assets and getting money from subordinates can also be taken into consideration.
(ii) Government employees who are found to be ineffective will also be retired. The basic consideration in identifying such employee should be the fitness/competence of the employee to continue in the post which he/she is holding.
(iii) whenever the services of public servant are no longer useful to the general administration, the officer can be compulsorily retired for the sake of public interest.
(iv) For better administration, it is necessary to chop off dead wood, but the order of compulsory retirement can be passed after having due regard to the entire service record of the officer.
(v) Any adverse entries made in the confidential record or even uncommunicated remarks in the ACRs/APARs shall be taken note of and be given due weightage.
(vi) Even un-communicated entries in the confidential record can also be taken into consideration.
(vii) The order of compulsory retirement shall NOT be passed as a short cut to avoid Departmental enquiry when such course is more desirable.
(viii) If the officer was given a promotion despite adverse entries made in the confidential record that is a fact in favour of the officer.
(ix) In every review, the entire service records should be considered. the expression service record will take in all relevant records and hence the review should not be confined only to the consideration of the ACR/APAR dossier. the personal file of the officer may contain valuable material. similarly, the work and performance of the officer could also be assessed by looking into files dealt with by him or in any papers or reports prepared and submitted by him. Even uncommunicated remarks in the ACRS/APARS may be taken into consideration.
(X) Reports of conduct unbecoming of a Government servant that obstructs the efficiency in public services may also form basis for compulsory retirement. (for example: unauthorized proceeding on leave/failures in timely submission of IPR, criminal case/charges etc.)
(xi) while the entire service record of an officer should be considered at the time of review, no employee should ordinarily be retired on grounds of ineffectiveness if his/her service during the preceding 5 years or where he/she has been promoted to a higher post during that 5 year period, his/her service in the highest post, has been found satisfactory. It would be useful if all the data available about the officers are put together and a comprehensive brief is prepared by the Internal committee for consideration by the Review committee.
(xii) In the case of those officers who have been promoted during the last five years. the previous entries in the ACRs may be taken into account if the officer was promoted on the basis of seniority cum fitness, and not on the basis of merit.
(xiii) Ordinarily, no employee should be retired on grounds of ineffectiveness if he is retiring on superannuation within a period of one year from the date of consideration of the case. it is, however, clarified that in a case where there is a sudden and steep fall in the competence, efficiency or effectiveness of an officer, it would be open to review his case for premature retirement.
(xiv) compulsory retirement shall not be imposed as a punitive measure. Ordinarily, the order of compulsory retirement is not to be treated as a punishment coming under Article 311 of the constitution.
(xv) The supreme court had not only upheld the validity of FR 56(j) but also held that no show-cause notice need be issued to any government servant before a notice of retirement is issued.
(xvi) However, a Notice of three Months or three months pay & allowances in lieu thereof, for compulsory retirement, may be given.
(xvii) The appropriate authority defined in Note 1 below FR 56 should bonafide form an opinion that is in the public interest to retire the government servant in exercise of the powers conferred by that provision and this decision should not be an arbitrary decision or should not be based on collateral grounds.
Composition of REVIEW COMMITTEES to be constituted under FR56(J)/Rule 48(1) of CCS (Pension) rules, 1972.
Non-settlement of genuine demands of the Central Government Employees
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi — 110001
E Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sub: Non-settlement of genuine demands of the Central Government Employees
More than 32 lakh Central Government Employees working in various ministries of the Government of India, including Railways, Postal, Defence (Ordnance Factory and other Civilian Employees), Central Secretariat, Income Tax, Audit & Accounts and other employees of the government departments are aggrieved since long on non-settlement of their various demands.
The report of the VII CPC has further made them aggrieved because of the retrograde recommendations, including non-scientific calculation of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula. The issue of National Pension Scheme(NPS) had been very heart burning for more than 1.1 million young Central Government Employees who have been deprived from the Defined Pension/Family Pension and we are agitating this issue with the Central Government since its inception.
Under the above compelled circumstances, the National Joint Council of Action has taken a decision to go on “Indefinite Strike” from 06:00 a.m. on 11th July, 2016.
The Central Government Employees of this country have always stood for the development and good governance of the country, but do feel de-motivated because of the inaction on their pending demands.
We do have written to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India vide letter No.NC/JCM/2016/CS/PM dated 14.06.2016 (copy enclosed for ready reference) with the request that the government should immediately come forward for negotiated settlement with the NC/JCM on the demands of the Central Government Employees to avoid unnecessary confrontation.
We earnestly hope that, you will kindly lay your hands and support us in our struggle as well as put pressure on the Government of India for resolution of our genuine demands at an earliest.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary, Staff Side
7th Pay Commission Empowered Committee headed by Mr.Shri. Pradeep Kumar Sinha is in favour of increasing minimum pay and the fitment of factor – Zee News reports
7th Pay Commission Latest News – Likely Minimum Pay 23,000 and fitment factor 2.7 – Zee News Reports on 7th CPC Empowered Committee’s proposal to Govt
All Central Government Employees would be rejoicing at the news that is published by Zee News if it turns to be a reality.
Empowered Committee that studies to suggest suitably on 7th Pay Commission recommendations is reported to have proposed a minimum basic pay of Rs. 23,000 in the place of Rs. 18,000 recommended by 7th Pay Commission.
As far as fitment factor is concerned by which the the basic pay of existing employees is to be revised, Zee News reports that fitment factor of around 2.7 has been proposed by Empowered Committee as against 2.57 recommended by 7th CPC.
Source: Zee News
The Empowered Committee of Secretaries under the chairmanship of Mr.P K Sinha, Cabinet Secretary convened a meeting on 14th June 2016 and discussed for increase in basic pay of Central Government Employees up to 30%.
As per Zee News report quoting Dainik Jagran, the Cabinet Secretary called on higher ups in Prime Minister Office on 15th June 2016 and discussed with them relating to report of Committee of Secretaries prepared so far with regard to 7th CPC related increase in pay and allowances of Central government employees.
It is also reported by Zee News that the secretaries panel which is reviewing the 7th pay commission’s recommendations submitted its report to the Finance Ministry. The Finance Ministry will prepare a note and present it before the Cabinet in the next 15 days.
While All Central Government Employees, Railway Employees Civilian Defence Employees have announced for All India Strike from 11th July 2016, it may have an impact on Govt in finalization of its decision on 7th Pay Commission recommendations as early as possible.
The central government employees and pensioners are likely to get their 6 months of arrears just ahead of the Dusshera festival in October.
As per media report, increased salary of July will be credited to the 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners’ accounts on August 1, 2016. But the arrears of last 6 months will be credited in one installment ahead of the Dusshera in October.
As per sources, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by the Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has recommended a 30 percent increase in minimum and maximum basic pay structures along with doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances.
The 7th Pay Commission had suggested a maximum basic pay of Rs 2,50,000 and a minimum of Rs 18,000. A 30 percent increase would translate into maximum salary of Rs 3,25,000 and minimum at Rs 23,400, respectively.
Sources, further state that after getting final nod from the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, Finance Ministry will take only a few days to implement the higher pay package for central government employees.
Source: Times Group
Finmin reject claims of inflation due to 7th Pay Commission award
A salary hike is likely proposed by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, which has been constituted to look into the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for cabinet nod, will not fuel inflation, says Finance Ministry top officials.
“The implementation of these recommendations will not affect inflation. The recommended pay scale has been hiked in line with the increasing size of the budget of government of India,” they told our reporter.
The 13-member body of Empowered Committee of Secretaries, headed by the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, who is processing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission decided to hand over soon its possible proposal to the the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for cabinet nod. It is likely to propose a substantial pay hike which could be up to 30 per cent or even more, said officials.
the 7th Pay Commission had recommended a minimum monthly basic salary of Rs. 18,000 and maximum Rs. 2,50,000. A 30 percent increase would translate into minimum basic salary of Rs. 23,400 and maximum at Rs. 3,25,000, respectively.
However, The Empowered Committee is likely to purpose Rs 2,70,000 as highest basic pay and Rs 24,000 as the lowest, they also likely to recommend for doubling of existing rates of allowances and advances, the officials added.
The government in its annual budget has provisioned Rs 70,000 crore to meet the demand for implementation of 7th Pay Commission for central government employees which will take effect from January 1, 2016, while the allowances would be paid from the date of implementation.
“Central government employees could get the revised pay and allowances from their August salaries and arrears are to be paid ahead of festive season of Dussehra in one installment,” the officials confirmed.
The Economists fear that the 30 percent salary hike would fuel inflation as the pay commission recommendations will also have a bearing on the salaries of the state government staff.
So quite understandably, the government employees are happy as pay increase will enable them to increase their consumption and meet some of their unmet demand.
At the same time, there is a widespread fear that the pay commission recommendations are likely to increase inflation which will reduce the purchasing power of money.
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan earlier said the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will not upset fiscal maths as additional expenditures will be offset by either surplus revenues or expenditure cuts.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley earlier also said hat he was not worried about fiscal deficit on implementation of the pay commission’s recommendations. He said that the Pay commission award increase government expenses by Rs 1.02 lakh crore but that would not be a problem.
“The government has sufficient resources. Implementing the 7th Pay commission award will not affect inflation.” the official told our reporter.
The officials said that apart from hiking pay, the government is also likely to propose some administrative reforms, to be implemented in phases.
AIBOA Strike on 12th and 13th July 2016
ALL INDIA BANK EMPLOYEES’ ASSOCIATION
Singapor Plaza, 164, Linghi Chetty Street, Chennai-600 001
ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION
A.K.Nayak Bhavan, 14, 2nd Line Beach, Chennai-600 001
AIBEA-AIBOA decide to plunge into immediate action to oppose attempts to denigrate Public Sector Banks and to protest against proposed merger and consolidation of Banks with a view to divert the people’s attention from the Himalayan bad loans in Banks .
12th July, 2016 – All India Strike in 5 Associate Banks
13th July, 2016 – All India Strike in ALL BANKS
All our units and members are aware of the increasing attacks being heaped on the public sector banks and the challenges faced by the PSBs.
In the name of banking sector reforms, the attempt is to privatise the Banks and hand them over to the private corporates to enable them to further loot the precious savings of the people.
The attempt is to consolidate the Banks to make them bigger with a view to globalize them instead of expanding the Banks and reach the common people within our country.
Already our Banks are bleeding due to alarming increase in bad loans, thanks to the deliberate default by the corporates and big business enterprises. Instead of taking tough measures to book the culprits and recover the loans, efforts are taken to hand over the banks to very same defaulters.
It is very clear that all their talks of banking reforms and proposals of merger and consolidation are only a ploy and game plan to divert the attention of the people from the massive bad loans in the Banks.
Our country needs strong public sector banks and not necessarily big banks or global-sized banks. Our country needs banking expansion and not consolidation of banks and shrinkage of banking services to people.
The focus should be the alarming increase in bad loans to the tune of about R. 13 lac crores. The efforts should be to recover the money by taking stringent measures and not hush it up through provisions, write-offs, CDRs and SDRs.
If the loans have been sanctioned wrongly, action should be taken on the concerned Executives. If the borrower has cheated the Banks, criminal action should be taken against the defaulter.
Providing for the bad loans, clean-up of Balance Sheet and making the Banks to incur the losses is not the solution to the problem. It is obvious, all these are only diversionary tactics to escape from the accountability for the huge bad loans.
Kingfisher Mallya is only the tip of the iceberg. There are many more sharks in the ocean of bad loans in the Banks. Why the list of defaulters is not being published by them? Why criminal action is not taken on the willful corporate defaulters? Why all velvet treatment to them? Why the attempt to convert the bad loans as equity investment in these defaulter companies? Is it the corporate governance and good governance policy of the Government ?
In IDBI Bank, 10 years ago, about Rs.9000 crores of bad loans were taken out of their books. Now another Rs. 19,000 crores is the bad loan. Instead taking action to recover these bad loans, the Government wants to privatise and sell the Bank to the very same private sector which is responsible for these huge loan default in IDBI Bank.
Hence AIBEA and AIBOA have decided to plunge into immediate action to oppose attempts to denigrate Public Sector Banks and protest against proposed merger and consolidation of Banks with a view to divert the people’s attention from the Himalayan bad loans in Banks.
||Demonstrations in all centres all over the country
||Dharna in all State Capitals
||All India Strike in the 5 Associate Banks
||All India Strike in all the Banks
Comrades, while we are proud that we fought and achieved nationalisation of Banks, it is equally our duty to fight against the attacks on public sector banks. People’s money cannot be allowed to be looted like this. Public Sector Banks should be saved. They are nation building institutions. They must remain so.
It is time to move, time to fight. We exhort all our units and members to carry out the programme successfully and make the strikes a total success.