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7th CPC Allowances Committee likely to submit its final report only by early next week: Karnataka CoC

7th CPC Allowances Committee likely to submit its final report only by early next week : Karnataka CoC

Allowances for CG employees

Comrades,
The allowances committee report is likely to submit its final report to the Honourable Finance Minister only by early next week, there after the report shall be placed for cabinet approval , the whole process may take another 15 days.

Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

Source: http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/

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Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC

7th CPC Anomalies – Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee

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Sub:- Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC

I am directed to bring to your kind attention that Departmental Anomaly Committee for Railways consisting of representatives of official side and the staff side to settle the anomalies arising out Of the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations was constituted vide Railway Board’s letter dated 5.10.2016. Subsequently, the definition of anomaly has also been modified vide Board’s letter dated 29.03.2016.

2 Now, it is proposed hold the first meeting of the Departmental Anomaly Committee to discuss the various anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC’s recommendations, It is requested to advice a convenient date of time for holding the meeting along with the tentative agenda/anomalies coming within the definition of anomaly already circulated vide Railway Board’s letter dated 29.032016 to be discussed in the said meeting.

On receipt of the suggestions the final agenda and the schedule of the meeting will be advised.

Source: AIRF

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Pay Commission Impact on Medical Institutes

7th Pay Commission impact on Medical Institutes

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 5682

ANSWERED ON: 07.04.2017

Pay Commission Impact on Medical Institutes

RAM CHARITRA

Will the Minister of

HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that the medical institutes have expressed their inability to comply with the Government’s circular to generate 30 per cent of the additional financial impact incurred on implementing the Seventh Pay Commission;

(b) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government thereto; and

(c) the corrective steps proposed to be taken up by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)

(a) to (c): Government has not put any mandatory condition on Medical Institutes to generate 30% of the additional financial impact incurred on implementing the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). Most Medical Institutes have expressed inability to meet 30% of the additional financial impact. Therefore, the Ministry has submitted 13 proposals so far to Ministry of Finance for relaxation in the condition to bear 30% of additional financial impact.

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7th Central Pay Commission: Resolving Anomalies in Disability Pension

7th Central Pay Commission: Resolving Anomalies in Disability Pension

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The concerns raised by the Armed Forces with regard to disability pension in the 7th Pay Commission are being addressed. The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommended the following on disability pension:-

The Commission is of the considered view that the regime implemented post 6th CPC needs to be discontinued, and recommended a return to the slab based system.  The slab rates for disability element for 100 percent disability would be as follows:

Ranks

Levels

Rate per month (INR)

Service Officers

10  and  above

27000

Honorary Commissioned Officers
Subedar Majors / Equivalents

6  to  9

17000

Subedar / Equivalents
Naib Subedar / Equivalents
Havildar / Equivalents

5   and  below

12000

Naik / Equivalents
Sepoy / Equivalents

The above recommendation has been accepted and Resolution dated 30.09.2016 issued accordingly.

The 6th CPC dispensation of the calculation of disability element on percentage basis, however, continues for civil side which has resulted in an anomalous situation.  The issue has accordingly been referred to the Anomaly Committee.  The disability element which was being paid as on 31.12.2015 will, however continue to be paid till decision on the recommendations of Anomaly Committee is taken by the Government.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha today.

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7th CPC Conclusive meeting of the Committee on Allowances

7th CPC Allowance Committee Report – Next Cabinet approval sought
Conclusive meeting of the Committee on Allowances held on 6th April, 2017

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@ gmail .com

No.NC-JCM-2016(Allowances)

Dated: April 7, 2017

All Constituents of NC/JCM(Staff Side),

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Conclusive meeting of the Committee on Allowances

As you are aware, conclusive meeting of the Committee on Allowances was held yesterday, i.e. on 6th April, 2017. We hope that, report of the said committee will be submitted to the Cabinet within a week’s time.

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

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Is RBI’s Monetary Policy is concerned with 7th CPC House Rent Allowances hike?

Is RBI’s Monetary Policy is concerned with 7th CPC House Rent Allowances hike?

Central Government Employees are eagerly waiting for hike in allowances as per 7th Pay Commission. The 7th Pay Commission recommended the rates at which HRA is to be paid to 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent respectively for Class X, Y and Z cities and towns respectively of new Basic pay (pay in the pay band plus grade pay multiplying by the fitment factor of 2.57). The existing rates of HRA for these cities and towns were 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent of Basic pay (pay in the pay band plus grade pay) respectively.

Yesterday RBI has issued its First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-18. Paramnews has analyzed this report in view of early approval of allowances committee. This report has stated that the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations will not upset fiscal maths as additional expenditures will be offset by either surplus revenues or expenditure cuts. Accordingly, a view has been expressed, this time too RBI seems neutral on prohibiting to hike the allowances specially House Rent Allowances.

HERE ARE TWO QUESTIONS TO BE POINTED OUT

  • Can we Say RBI plays the vital role in implementing 7th CPC House Rent Allowances?
  • Whether Govt. had taken RBI’s report to delay the hike in HRA as per 7th CPC Recommendation?

To Find the above we should have a recap on RBI Monetary Policy Report From April 2016 to First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-18.

As per RBI Projected Monetary Policy Report April 2016:-

The implementation of the CPC’s recommendations could impact inflation and growth through:

a) the direct impact of the proposed increase in the house rent allowance (HRA);
b) indirect effects operating through consumption to aggregate demand; and
c) inflation expectations channel

According to RBI The higher HRA would have a direct and immediate impact on headline CPI through an increase in housing inflation. As RBI assumed a rate of increase in the HRA as proposed by the 7th CPC is implemented from early 2017-18 onwards and the State Governments implement a similar order of increase with a lag of one quarter, CPI inflation could be 100-150 bps higher than the baseline for 2017-18. We can better understand in the below given chart by RBI.

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The implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) awards can have a significant bearing on the inflation trajectory through both direct and indirect channels shown by RBI in below given chart.

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RBI also assumed that the impact of the pay awards is likely to be seen over a period of two years. Compared to the 6th CPC awards, increase in the housing index would be more quick and continuous and indirect effects are likely to be smaller. Moreover, outgo of arrears under 7th CPC awards would be substantially lower but HRA rates would automatically increase when the dearness allowance of the employees crosses threshold levels3.

In the broad sense, as we see the above points projected by the RBI, we can easily say that due to the reason that the Govt has stopped giving 7th CPC House Rent Allowances and constituted the Committee on Allowances under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa in June last year after the government implemented the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission.

The special committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is expected to recommend more than double House Rent Allowance (HRA). The committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is likely to propose a increases ranging between 106 per cent and 122 per cent in HRA for all categories of employees. The government was also expected to start giving HRA by October 2016, including all allowances, once again a report from the RBI ?

RBI governor Urjit Patel announced in the last bimonthly monetary policy on December 7, it seems that higher allowances, if at all, will not come before March 2017 i.e. the next financial year. As the RBI Governor said that disbursement of salaries and arrears under 7th Pay Commission award has not been disruptive to inflation outcomes, he added that the extension of two months given to the Ministry of Finance to receive the notification on higher allowances under the Pay Commission’s award, could push it’s fuller effect into the next financial year, rather than this financial year.

As many as 14 meeting have been held between the Committee on Allowances and the central government employees’ unions so far on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission, but no consensus could be reached.

Various Media Reports are claiming that the report will be approved by cabinet after the ongoing Budget session of Parliament is over on April 12.

The finance secretary-led panel, which is giving final touches to the reworked allowances based on the 7th pay panel’s recommendations, will hold its final meeting shortly, according to various sources.

The panel met for over three hours on Wednesday to deliberate on the subject. “Decisions are broadly taken on allowances pending a final review. But these will be announced only after current Budget session ends on April 12 to avoid any controversy,” another source said.

But the questions remain here:-

  • What “Decisions” will be broadly taken on House Rent Allowances?
  • When “These” will be announced ?
  • Whether the Govt. is waiting for “RBI” nod for good time? If yes, then when does the good time appear ? or
  • Is it pending due to “MCD Election” ? After 05 may 2017.
  • Is Govt waiting for Budget session of Parliament is over ? After April 12 2017.
  • Is Govt waiting for RBI Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-18 ? After June 07, 2017.

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AIRF: Meeting of the Committee on Allowances will be held on 06.04.2017

AIRF: Meeting of the Committee on Allowances will be held on 06.04.2017

No.AIRF/Committee on Allowance

Dated: April 3, 2017

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades!

Sub: Meeting of the Committee on Allowances

It has been informed by the Secretary, Staff Side(JCM), Com. S.G.Mishra, that, meeting of the Committee on Allowances will be held on 06.04.2017.
Probably this may the conclusive meeting.

As all of you are aware that, after 28th March, 2018, lots of efforts have been made by the Secretary, Staff Side(JCM), to pursue the Government of India regarding resolution of long pending demands of the CGEs with the Cabinet Secretary, Hon’ble MR and various Secretaries of the Government of India, Members of various committees.

For General Secy/AIRF

Source: AIRF

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Setting up of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations

7thCPC-Departmental-Anomaly

Departmental Anomaly Committee : Incorporate additional definition of anomaly

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAYS BOARD)

No. PC-VII/2016/DAC/I

New Delhi, dated 29.03.2017

The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 110055.

The General Secretary
National Federation of
Indian Railwaymen,
3 Chemsford Road
New Delhi – 110055

Dear Sirs,
Sub : Setting up of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to refer Board’s letter of even number dated 05.10.2016 and to incorporate the following modification in the definition of anomaly:

“Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.”

2.With the incorporation of the above para, the definition of anomaly will read as follows:

(1) Definition of Anomaly

Anomaly will include the following cases:

(a) Where the official Side and Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason;

(b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Fay in the Pay Band under pre-revised structure, as notified vide RS(RP) Rules, 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the Said Rules;

(c) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.

3. The rest of the content of the letter dated 05.10.2016 shall remain unchanged.

Yours faithfully,
For Secretary, Railway Board

Railway Order Copy

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7th Central Pay Commission retains rate of annual increment at 3%

7th Central Pay Commission retains rate of annual increment at 3%

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The 7th Central Pay Commission has retained the rate of annual increment at 3 per cent. The 7th CPC has also recommended withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

The 7th Central Pay Commission has retained the rate of annual increment at 3 per cent. The 7th CPC has also recommended withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. These recommendations have been accepted by the government.

The 7th CPC has observed that it is essential to have a linkage between Departmental Results Framework Documents (RFD) and Annual Appraisal Performance Report (APAR), and has suggested the following modifications in the existing APAR system for determining Performance Related Pay:

(i) Alignment of Objectives: The Ministry’s Vision/Mission needs to be translated into a set of strategic objectives for each department and these objectives need to be cascaded by the Department Head to his subordinates and subsequently down the chain.
(ii) Prioritizing Objectives, Assigning Success Indicators and their Weights: Objectives reflected in the APAR should be prioritized and assigned weights along with success indictors or Key Performance Indicators. The Commission recommended 60 percent weight on work output and 40 percent weight on personal attributes, instead of the existing 60 percent weight on personal attributes and only 40 percent weight to work output.

(iii) No Ex-ante Agreement: The indicators in the APAR of an officer/staff will need to be discussed and set with the supervisor at the beginning of the year.

(iv) Timelines: The timelines for RFD may be synchronized with the preparation of the APAR so that the targets set under RFD get reflected in individual APARs in a seamless manner.

(v) Online APAR System: The Commission recommended introduction of online APARs system for all Central Government officers/employees.

This was stated by Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: financialexpress

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AIRF: 7th CPC Allowance Committee Meeting held on 28.3.2017 remained inconclusive

7th CPC Allowance Committee Meeting held on 28.3.2017 – AIRF

AIRF

 “Meeting of Committee on Allowances took place on 28th March, 2017, discussion on Allowances remained inconclusive. Issue of House Rent Allowance didn’t come up during meeting.”

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: March 28, 2017

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades!

Sub: Meeting of Committee on Allowances held today remained inconclusive

Meeting of Committee on Allowances took place on 28th March, 2017, discussion on Allowances remained inconclusive. Issue of House Rent Allowance didn’t come up during meeting.

I met Cabinet Secretary/GOI & urged him for early resolution of pending demands of Railwaymen that includes NPS, early disbursal of Allowances of 7th Pay Commission, Increase in Minimum wages and fitment formula. Issue of MACP was also discussed and removal of the provision of benchmark ‘Very Good’ for MACP, which has been recommended from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’ by the 7th Pay Commission, has also been demanded. Though Cabinet Secretary has given positive assurance on our demands yet we need our rank and file to be prepared for persistent struggle.

With Good Wishes!

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

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7th CPC Submission of Allowance Committee Report

Submission of Allowance Committee Report

Latest news on submission of 7th CPC Allowance Committee Report

“Today in Parliament, Minister of State for Finance Shri Santhosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply to a question regarding the submission of Allowance Committee Report. He said that the Allowance Committee is now in the process of finalizing its Report. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.”

Detailed Questions and Answers:

QUESTIONS:
(a) Whether Government has formed a Committee for taking decision about the allowances to the Central Government employees and removal of anomalies in their pay scales announced by the Seventh Pay Commission;

(b) if so, whether the Committee has submitted its report;

(c) if so, the main features thereof and if not, the reasons for delay in submission of report; and

(d) the time by which recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission regarding the allowances are proposed to be implemented?

ANSWERS:
(a) to (d): The Committee on allowances has been constituted vide order dated 22.07.2016 to examine and make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to allowances are warranted and if so, in what form. A separate anomaly committee at National Level has also been set up, vide O.M. dated 09.09.2016, to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.

The National Anomaly Committee has made recommendations on the calculation methodology of the Disability Pension for Defence forces personnel. The Committee on allowances has received a large number of demands on allowances and even now receiving such demands. All the demands have been diligently examined. The Committee has already held 13 meeting so far and interacted with the representatives of Central Nodal Ministries, National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) and officers and representatives of employee associations of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Home Affairs, Railways, Defence and Department of Posts. The Committee is now in the process of finalizing its Report. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.

Authority: Rajya Sabha

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7th CPC Allowance Committee Report – Minister once again replied in Parliament on 22.3.2017

7th CPC Allowance Committee Report – Minister once again replied in Parliament on 22.3.2017

DoPT Minister replied in Lok Sabha on 22nd March 2017 regarding the status of the Committee on Allowances.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri DR. JITENDRA SINGH said in a written reply to various questions regarding the report of allowance committee in Parliament on 22.3.2017 as follows…

“Several representations have been received from various employees’ associations on allowances by the Committee on Allowances. Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) has also requested to resolve the pending issues including allowances as soon as possible.

To examine the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on Allowances (other than Dearness Allowance), a Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and Secretary, Expenditure has been set up by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on 22.07.2016.

In the 13 meetings held so far, the Committee has interacted with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) and the representatives of All India Railwaymen Federation (AIRF), National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), All India Train Controllers Association (AITCA), All India Guards Council (AIGC), Federation of National Postal Organization, National Federation of Postal Employees, Bhartiya Postal Employees Federation, Bhartiya Postal Employees Association (Group-C), Joint Action Council of Service Doctors Organization (JACSDO), All India GDMO Association (AIGDMOA), Delhi Administration Doctors Welfare Association (DADWA), Faculty Association (Maulana Azad Medical College and associated hospitals), Faculty Welfare Association (Lady Hardinge Medical College), Safdarjung Hospital Medical Officers Association, All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF), Railway Nurses of India, All India ESIC Nurses Federation, PGI Nurses Welfare Association, Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), National Federation of Atomic Energy (NFAEE).

The Committee has not yet submitted its report to the Government. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.

Authoirty: Lok Sabha

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Resolution of Anomalies in the 6th CPC Report

Resolution of Anomalies in the 6th CPC Report

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Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) and several improvements made thereon by the Government have been largely well received by the armed forces personnel including ex-servicemen. Some issues regarding service conditions, pay, pension and allowances, including demand for non-functional upgradation, were subsequently received, which were examined by the Government on case to case basis.

Some of the pay concerns of armed forces personnel were also examined by a committee constituted under the chairmanship of Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the then Minister of External Affairs. The committee’s recommendation on placement of Lt Cols / equiv in Pay Band IV was accepted and implemented by the Government.

Thereafter, a committee was constituted under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary in 2012, to examine certain pay and pension issues of armed forces personnel. All the recommendations of Cabinet Secretary Committee related to ex-servicemen were implemented. The Committee’s recommendations on pay related issues were referred to the 7th CPC.

The improvement of service conditions, pay, allowances and retirement benefits of armed forces personnel is a continuous process, which is examined in consultation with various stakeholders, and on case to case basis.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Rajeev Chandra Sekhar in Rajya Sabha today.

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Central government to change the ceiling for tax free gratuity

Cabinet nod likely to double gratuity cap to Rs 20 lakh
Besides, the bill seeks to enable the central government to change the ceiling for tax free gratuity after factoring in rise in income levels by an executive order bypassing Parliament route to amend the law.

The Union Cabinet is likely to consider tomorrow a draft amendment bill which seeks to double the ceiling of tax-free gratuity to Rs 20 lakh under the Payment of Gratuity Act.

Besides, the bill seeks to enable the central government to change the ceiling for tax free gratuity after factoring in rise in income levels by an executive order bypassing Parliament route to amend the law.

“The bill to amend the Payment of Gratuity Act is likely to be considered and approved by the Union Cabinet in its meeting scheduled tomorrow,” a source said.

After the amendment in the Act, formal sector workers would be eligible for up to Rs 20 lakh tax-free gratuity. Last month, the central trade unions had agreed on the proposal in a tripartite consultation with the Labour Ministry.

However, the unions had demanded the removal of conditions asking to have at least 10 employees in an establishment and minimum five years of service for payment of gratuity.

At present, as per the Payment of Gratuity Act, an employee is required to do minimum service of five years to become eligible for gratuity amount. Moreover, the Act applies to those establishments where the number of employees is not less than 10.

Trade unions had demanded that the amended provision regarding maximum amount should be made effective from January 1, 2016, as done in the case of central government employees.

Besides that rate of 15 days wages for each completed year of service be raised to 30 days wages, the unions had said during the tripartite meeting.

The proposed amendment to the Payment of Gratuity Act as circulated by the government only deals with enhancing the ceiling of maximum amount under Section 4(3) of the Act from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.

The proposed amendment is being brought to bring the maximum ceiling amount to Rs 20 lakh in line with the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations as accepted by the government.

The relevant amendment for central government employees was notified on July 25, 2016 and the enhanced amount ceiling was made effective from January 1, 2016.

The unions were of the view that the delay of eight months for employees covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act should not result in adversely affecting the interest of the concerned employees.

The employers as well as state representatives had also agreed to the proposal of raising the amount of gratuity to Rs 20 lakh in the tripartite meeting held last month.

Source: Money Control

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7th CPC Pay Matrix Anomaly: NFIR writes to Railway Board

7th CPC Pay Matrix Anomaly: NFIR writes to Railway Board

No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B./part I

Dated: 06/03/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix – Pay fixation to staff – Anomaly resulting less pay to senior in comparison with junior – reg.
Ref: Notification issued by the Railway Ministry vide RBE No.90/2016 – Rule 10(2) therof.

NFIR desires to bring to the notice of the Railway Board, the anomalous situation arisen pursuant to sub-para (2) of Rule 10 of the Notification issued by the Railway Board vide RBE No.90/2016. A case on North Western Railway is cited below as example:-

  • Mr.X and Y have been working as SSE in the Loco Workshop, Ajmer in GP 4600/- (Level 7). Mr. X is senior to Mr. Y.
  • Both X & Y have been drawing pay equal to Rs.60,400/- on 1st July 2016. Both the employees are due for financial upgradation benefit under MACPS in the month of February 2017.
  • Mr.X has been given financial upgradation under MACPS and his pay when fixed in Level 8 comes to Rs.62,200/-. His next increment is due on 1st January 2018 when his pay will raise to 64,100/-.
  • Mr.Y has been denied financial upgradation due to ‘Good ACR’ for the year 2014. His pay on lst July 2017 will be Rs. 62,200/- in Level 7 which will be equal to Mr. Y’s pay as on 1st July 2017.
  • When Mr.Y becomes fit for financial upgradation under MACPS sometime between July and December 2017, then his pay will be 64,100/- in Level 8 which will be equal to the pay of Mr.X in January 2018. Subsequently, when Mr.Y will be given next increment in January 2019 ultimately Mr. X will lag behind by six months despite being senior.

The position mentioned above clearly reveals that senior has been put to loss by way of drop in emoluments. This needs to be remedied to do justice to senior employees.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to examine the case in the light of above illustration and take necessary action for rendering justice to senior staff in whose case, the drop in emoluments has taken place. Federation may also be apprised of Board’s response early.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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7th Pay Commission: Higher allowances woes plague central govt employees

7th Pay Commission: Higher allowances woes plague central govt employees

New Delhi: Central government employees have not got their higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations over the last seven to eight months.

A central government employees union leader, said the government has not released the higher allowances for central government employees for last seven months.

He said the higher allowances issue has affected about 48 lakh serving central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners, who could not pay their house rents, tuition fees of children, installments of home and vehicle loans and insurance premiums.

We were promised in August, 2016 that the higher allowances (as per the 7th Pay Commission) would be given to us within four months, but we haven’t got its till now.

They (the government) tell us that the model code of conduct has come into effect from January 4 to March 8 for five states assemblies poll process, so they can’t announce the higher allowances. Actually they do not intend to pay the higher allowances in time. In October last year, the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, who is the head of the Committee on Allowances, said, he was ready with the report to submit the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley but Jaitley didn’t receive the report of allowances, the union leader told.

The union leader said even though the 7th Pay Pay Commission was implemented in August, 2016, the central government employees have not yet been given the higher allowances till date.

Earlier, the government has given higher basic pay in August 2016 with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance referred to the Committee on Allowances for examination as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

Accordingly, existing allowances are now paid to the central government employees according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

However, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, promised to address the issue of higher allowances after the completion of the polls of the five states.
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Clarification on implementation of 7th Central Pay commission (CPC)

Clarification on implementation of 7th Central Pay commission

Office of the Principal CDA (Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad – 211 014

REGISTERED

Circular NO.574

Dated: 20th February,2017

Subject: Clarification on implementation of 7th Central Pay commission (CPC)

Reference: This office circular No.570 dated 31.10.2016.
(Available on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in)

In terms of Para-9 of GOI, MOD letter dated 29th October 2016, the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations relating to methodology for calculation of disability element has been referred to the Anomalies Committee. The disability element which was being paid to pre-2016 Defence Pensioners as on 31.01.2015 will continue to be paid till decision on the recommendations of Anomalies Committee is taken by the Government. Accordingly, disability element will be continued @ which was paid as on 31.12.2015 (i.e. @ 119% DR), bur mean while before the implementation of the 7th CPC, dearness relief (DR) has been increased @ 125% w.e.f 01.01.2016 and paid to the pensioners.

2. The matter regarding recovery on account of payment of excess dearness relief, additional pension on disability pension & war injury element was raised by various pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs) after the issue of this Office Circular No.570 dated 31.10.2016 on the basis of GOI, MOD letter NO.17(01)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 29th October 2016 regarding implementation of 7th CPC.

3. Now, it has been decided that recovery of excess amount, if any, paid on account of payment of DR @ 125% instead of DR 119% while working out disability element/war injury element and recovery of additional pension on disability element/war injury element paid w.e.f 01.01.2016 to pensioners who attainted the age of 80 years and above will be withheld till further orders.

4. This circular has been uploaded on this office websire www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all alongwith Defence pensioners and pension Disbursing Agencies.

(S C SAROJ)
Sr.Accounts Officer(P)

Signed Copy

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Retention of the rates of HRA and date of effect of allowances should be from 1st January 2016 and revision of rates of Transport allowances, OTA and NDA apart from retention of many of the allowances

Cabinet Decision on 7th CPC Allowances only after 11th March 2017

“Retention of the rates of HRA and date of effect of allowances should be from 1st January 2016 and revision of rates of Transport allowances, OTA and NDA apart from retention of many of the allowances – COC Karnataka”.

Allowances

Comrades,
The media is debating that the allowances committee headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa Finance Secretary has submitted its report to the Hon’ble Finance Minister Arun Jaitleyji on 22nd or not. Comrades as you aware that this committee period has expired on 22nd February 2017, the question is that even if it has submitted its report to the Hon’ble Finance Minister Arun Jaitleyji it is confidential document all media creation on the HRA rates are not be believed, the actual truth will be known only after the assembly elections results of five states which will be declared on March 11.

The past experience is that even if the committee decides positively the union cabinet had turn down the recommendations of the committee, hence speculation is not correct, only after the union cabinet approves the recommendations of the committee, the new orders is issued.

The main demands of the CG employees is retention of the rates of HRA and date of effect of allowances should be from 1st January 2016 and revision of rates of Transport allowances, OTA and NDA apart from retention of many of the allowances.

Comrades instead of speculation it would be better we focus on the 16th March 2017 strike, which would put pressure on the Central Government to yield to our charter of demands.

Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

Source: http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/

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Gratuity payment ceiling to double to Rs 20 lakh; Unions support government decision

Gratuity payment ceiling to double to Rs 20 lakh; Unions support government decision

The employees of organised sector can now be allowed to withdraw up to Rs 20 lakh from their gratuity fund. In a meeting between the labour ministry and representatives from states, employees and employers on Thursday, the decision reached to the consensus.

The central trade unions have also agreed on doubling gratuity amount ceiling as an interim measure in a tripartite meeting on the proposed amendment to Payment of Gratuity Act conducted today by the Labour Ministry.

The unions demanded the removal of conditions asking to have at least 10 employees in an establishment and minimum five years of service for payment of gratuity.

“While accepting the maximum payment limit of Rs 20 lakh as an interim measure, the unions demanded that the ceilings/ limit with respect to number of employees and years of service should be removed,” the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) said in a statement.

It said, “The central trade unions have been urging the government that the ceiling in the amount of gratuity should be removed.”

At present, as per the Payment of Gratuity Act, an employee is required to do minimum service of five years to become eligible for gratuity amount. Moreover, the Act applies to those establishments where the number of employees is not less than 10.

The statement said the application of amended provision regarding maximum amount should be made effective from January 1, 2016 as done in the case of central government employees.

Besides that rate of 15 days wages for each completed year of service be raised to 30 days wages, the unions demanded.

The proposed amendment to the Payment of Gratuity Act as circulated by the government along with the letter dated February 15, 2017 only deals with enhancing the ceiling of maximum amount under Section 4(3) of the Act from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, the unions said.

They pointed out during the meeting that the proposed amendment is being brought to bring the maximum ceiling amount to Rs 20 lakh in line with recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission as accepted by the government.

The relevant amendment for central government employees was notified on July 25, 2016 and the enhanced amount ceiling was made effective from January 1, 2016.

The unions are of the view that the delay of 8 months for employees covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act should not result in adversely affecting the interest of the concerned employees.

The employers as well as state representatives also agreed to the proposal of raising the amount of gratuity to Rs 20 lakh, it said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission – bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016

Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission- bunching of stages in the revised pay structured under Central Civil Services ( Revised Pay ) Rules, 2016.

OM No.A-60015/1/2016/MF.CGA(A)/NGE/7th CPC/601 Dated 23rd February, 2017

No.A-20015/1/2016/MF.CGA(A)/NGE/7th CPC/601
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts

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

Dated: 23rd February, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission – bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

Consequent to the issue of Implementation Cell, Department of Expenditure OM No.1-6/2016-IC dated 7th September, 2016, a number of representations have been received from AAOs under this organization through their respective Min./Deptt. regarding fixation of pay by bunching of stages in comparison with Sh.Babu Balram Jee, AAO, CPWD, IBBZ-I, Malda M/o UD in terms of the OM ibid. With a view to facilitate the accounting organisations under CGA, the service book of Sh.Babu Balram Jee, AAO duly audited has been obtained from the M/o UD. The pay details of Sh.Babu Balram Jee, AAO are as follows”

1. Basic Pay (Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre revised structure on 1.1.2016: Rs.14900/- (Rs.10100 + Rs.4800)

2. Revised Basic Pay on 1.1.2016 in terms of Revised Pay Rules, 2016: Rs.47600/- (1st Cell of 8th Level)

All respective accounting units of Ministries/Departments concerned may extend the benefit of bunching to eligible persons in adherence to the Department of Expenditure OM No.1-6/2016-IC dated 7th September, 2016. The statement of pay fixation under Central Civil Services(Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 of Sh.Babu Balram Jee, AAO is also enclosed.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

sd/-
(Sandeep Malhotra)
Sr.Accounts Officer

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