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Salaried peoples expectations from Budget 2017-18

Salaried peoples expectations from Budget 2017-18

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveils the budget on 1 February. The salaried class has a lot of expectations from the Budget. Increase in the personal income tax exemption limit and a higher deduction limit on home loan interest are among the common ones, say analysts.

The following salaried people’s expectations from FM Jaitley’s Budget 2017-18:

1. Raise minimum limit for taxable income

Considering the increase in cost of living, the current basic exemption limit of 2.5 lakh should be raised to Rs. 3 lakh. If the minimum limit is increased, it will not only benefit taxpayers at the bottom but also salaried class youth who are starting out as employees.

2. Change in tax slabs

A Change in of tax slabs will be a big balm for the salaried class. Currently, 10 per cent tax is charged on annual income of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, 20 per cent on Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh and 30 per cent on income above Rs 10 lakh. The first two slabs can be widened or taxed at a lower rate.

3. Raise exemption limit on allowances

Salaried employees enjoy exemption from tax on several allowances/benefits that the employer provides such as children’s education, conveyance, medical reimbursement, house rent and leave travel. The allowance limits were fixed a long time ago and need to be revised in view of inflation.

4. Increase deduction under Section 80C

Currently, deduction under Section 80C of the Income-tax Act is allowed from Rs 150,000 to Rs 300,000. If Jaitley increases the limit, he can boost household savings which can ultimately get invested and power growth.

5. Bring back deduction on infrastructure bonds

The government may reintroduce deduction of Rs 20,000 or actual amount invested, whichever is lower, for investments made in infrastructure bonds. This will also boost spending, spur growth and create more jobs.

6. Offer more incentives for NPS investment

Jaitley can offer more incentives for taxpayers to invest in the National Pension System (NPS). He can increase the deduction under Section 80CCD (1B) to Rs 100,000 from the existing Rs 50,000. He can also being NPS on par with the Employees Provident Fund or Public Provident Fund with respect to exemption of 100 per cent of the accumulated balance on withdrawal, subject to certain conditions.

7. Offer interest subvention on home loans

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already offered interest subvention of 3 per cent and 4 per cent for loans of up to Rs 12 lakh and Rs 9 lakh, respectively, under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. However, these subventions are targeted at buyers in Tier 3 cities. Budget 2017 has scope of offering interest subvention on larger amounts of loan which will benefit buyers in big cities and other urban areas.

8. Allow higher deduction on home loan EMIs

Currently, the deduction available on interest on home loan is up to Rs 2,00,000. The deduction can be claimed on the principal repayment for up to Rs 1.50 lakh. There is a large scope in both cases to raise the deduction limits.

9. Allow early deduction on home loan EMIs

Deduction for interest on home loan is currently available only after the buyer gets the possession of the property. This means the benefit begins several years after the buyer gets the home loan and begins paying the EMIs. This deduction can be given right from the payment of the first EMI.

10. Raise exemption limit for senior citizens

The existing exemption limit of Rs 300,000 for senior citizens (60 years to less than 80 years) and Rs 500,000 for super senior citizens (80 years and above) could be enhanced to Rs 400,000 and Rs 600,000 respectively.

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Final allowances for central govt employees under 7th Pay Commission likely to come in March: Fin Min official?

Final allowances for central govt employees under 7th Pay Commission likely to come in March: Fin Min official?

New Delhi: The struggle of central government employees unions seeking better allowances under 7th Pay Commission may be bearing fruit soon.

Finance Ministry is expected to announce new set of allowances for central government employees by March.

“May implement new allowances structure for government staff by March”, a Finance Ministry official told BTVi on Friday. BTVi tweeted:

In October the ‘Committee on Allowances’ finalised the report but the government gave then the extension till February 22, 2017, to submit its report for getting normalised the cash crunch position.

Currently, the central government employees are getting allowances under the 6th Pay Commission recommendations.

The 7th pay commission had recommended abolishing of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances. On the protest of central government employees, the government set Committee on Allowances headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa To review allowances other than dearness allowance. However, it is still unclear whether arrears on allowances would be given or not.

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7th Pay Commission: Top 2 developments before Budget 2017 raise hopes for Central government employees

7th Pay Commission: Top 2 developments before Budget 2017 raise hopes for Central government employees

The finance ministry seems better placed now after demonetisation to decide on raising allowances as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

With the dust at least partly settled over demonetisation and the subsequent disruption at the finance ministry, there seems to be renewed cheer among Central government employees of a decision on allowances as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). Two developments in this regard are worth taking note of, even as Budget 2017 is about a month away.

As has been reportedly earlier, the second amnesty scheme for tax defaulters – Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016 – estimated to net the Modi government a substantial amount, the financial outgo of Rs 1,02,100 crore no longer seems to be a hurdle.

However, the note ban decision and the spate of activities that followed the decision about raising allowances to the back burner made employees restive.

Now they hope the government will quickly move on the issue that involves about 47 lakh Central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

While a website claiming to represent bureaucrats said that the finance ministry is likely to pay the enhanced allowances (possibly along with arrears) after Budget 2017 in February, another said that employees have sought a meeting with the ministry to resolve the issue at the earliest.

“Government is very pleased to pay the higher allowances to its employees after Budget. The acute cash crunch in banks and ATMs that prevailed for a month following the demonetization move of the government has eased from January 1, as the daily withdrawal limit from ATMs has been increased from Rs 2,500 to Rs 4,500. Hence, the Finance Ministry felt it would be wiser to announce of higher allowances after Budget,” the Sen Times quoted a senior finance ministry official as saying.

Another significant development is a communication by the staff side National Council of the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) seeking an early redressal of the issue.

“Almost four months have passed (since September 1, 2016 meeting) without any outcome. All the Central Government Employees are quite agitated as well as are having mental agony because allowances of the VII CPC, have not been implemented. You are therefore, requested to fix-up a meeting of the Committee on Allowances, at an earliest to resolve the issues placed in the memorandum of the Staff Side(JCM) on various allowances,” the letter read.

The CPC examined 196 allowances and gave its recommendations on abolishing or raising some of them while recommending others to be subsumed with other perks. It had proposed 138.71 percent hike in HRA and 49.79 percent for other allowances, while submitting its voluminous report in November 2015.

The Budget for the financial year 2017-18 is likely to be presented on February 1 by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Source: ibtimes.co.in

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Meeting with the Committee on Allowances

Meeting with the Committee on Allowances

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

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

No.NC-JCM-2016(Allowances)

The Secretary(Expenditure),
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India),
North Block,
New Delhi

Dated: December 29, 2016

Dear Sir,

Sub: Meeting with the Committee on Allowances

The Staff Side, National Council(JCM) had a meeting with the Committee on Allowances on 1st September, 2016, wherein it was advised us to send the committee a detailed note. Subsequently, on 16th September, 2016 we sent a detailed note on the allowances to your goodself with the hope that the Committee on Allowances would consider the same, and in case of reservations, they would at least hold a meeting on the detailed memorandum submitted by the Staff Side(JCM).

Almost four months have passed without any outcome. All the Central Government Employees’ are quite agitated as well as are having mental agony because allowances of the VII CPC, have not been implemented.

You are, therefore, requested to fix-up a meeting of the Committee on Allowances, at an earliest to resolve the issues placed in the memorandum of the Staff Side(JCM) on various allowances.

Here it is worth-mentioning that, the issues related to DoP&T were discussed by the Secretary (DoP&T) with the Staff Side on 25th October, 2016. The Staff Side is of firm opinion that, there should be resolution to the demands, and these Allowances should be implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, i.e. the date from which VII CPC has been implemented.

Sincerely yours

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)

Source : http://ncjcmstaffside.com

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Higher Allowances: Central government employees have no option but to wait for cash flow to ease

Higher Allowances: Central government employees have no option but to wait for cash flow to ease

New Delhi: The central government wants to announce higher allowances under 7th Pay Commission award for its 48 lakh employees and 52 lakh pensioners, after taking the steps to ease the cash flow, that has been a major problem ever since demonetisation was announced for higher allowances announcement, official sources said.

The hike in basic pay without allowances is not helpful for maintaining central government employees’ living standard, Finance Ministry sources told on Friday.

They had also said the allowances of government employees besides basic pay should increase which would give them some financial comfort, a step they had hoped might be taken after next budget, when the cash crunch would ease.

They added that the decision on higher allowances to push since getting of payments to made ease and without facing cash crunch. Hence, the Finance Ministry felt it would be wiser to announce of higher allowances when the cash flow to ease.

In the current financial year, the government has given higher basic pay 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’.

It compelled the the central government employees to get the allowances according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

“The committee on Allowances headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa has finalized the report on the allowances in October but the government don’t want to announce it now, so the government gave extension the committee till February 22, 2017 to submit the report on higher allowances for getting normalized the cash crunch position, ” the Finance Ministry sources said.

They also added that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may announce the higher allowances in his budget speech for 2017-18.

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7th pay commission: Government mulling over higher allowances without arrears

7th pay commission: Government mulling over higher allowances without arrears

7th-Pay-Commission

New Delhi: The government is considering to give relief to central government employees amid cash crunch, which refusing to ease on even after six weeks of the demonetisation announcement, official sources today said.

“We can expect the higher allowances without arrears under 7th pay commission recommendations in the coming days as the PMO thinks payment of the higher allowances with salaries on salary day cannot be “chaotic”, a close aide of the Finance Minister told The Sen Times.

“The PMO might ask the Finance Ministry to ready the higher allowances proposal without arrears before the budget. The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley can also take some time to formalise this announcement. The issue of arrears of higher allowances may not be reconsidered”, he said.

Another official said the government is considering to make only allowances hike for its employees. “The financial advisors of the government believe it could be tough to give arrears of the higher allowances as millions will queue outside the money dispensers to get higher allowances as the cash crunch may be normalised in three to four months.”, the official revealed.

In the current financial year, the government has given higher basic pay 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’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

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

Earlier, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”

But the government gave extension to the committee up to February 22, 2017 to take cash crunch turn for better.

“The government would comply with the cash crunch to give higher allowances without arrears. The government wishes to give the higher allowances with arrears from August to its employees”, said the sources.

They said the PMO still wants to somehow bring out the higher allowances without arrears for the central government employees now, “but the Finance Ministry cannot take emotional decisions. We hope the announcement for the higher allowances will come with arrears soon after the budget.”

“The committee on allowances proposed higher allowances from August 2016 but the central government employees unions demanded for implementation of the allowances with retrospective effect from January 2016,” the sources also said.

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7th Pay Commission: Finmin gets 2 months more to issue higher allowances notification

7th Pay Commission: Finmin gets 2 months more to issue higher allowances notification

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has got 2 months extension to issue the higher allowances notification under 7th Pay Commission recommendations, a Finance Ministry official said on Monday on condition of anonymity.

“The October-November month is the scheduled for issuing notification for the Finance Ministry, but the time was extended by 2 months because the cash crunch on account of demonetisation, which is taking time to get normality.

Therefor,unless the banks can begin to function with a modicum of efficiency, the government will not issue notification on higher allowances to save demonetisation chaos,” the official said.

He further said “the issue of increased financial activities after demonetisation compels the government to keep in abeyance to issue higher allowances notification for getting normalized the position and it is likely to issue from January next, after the the cash crunch will ease.

However the government wants to issue the higher allowances notification speedily in a time bound manner.”

The committee on allowances head Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said in October, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”

The government constituted the committee on allowances in June headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances, other than dearness allowance.

“The committee has been asked to submit its report within four months and it was ready to submit its report in advance but the government intends to accept the report after December 30, deadline for depositing demonetised notes,” the official said.

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

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6th Meeting of committee on Allowances constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowances

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055

No.IV/NIrIll/7 CPC (IMPl)/Allowances/2016

Dated: 29/11/2016

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: 6th Meeting of committee on Allowances constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowances-reg.

Ref: RailwayBoard’sletter No.PC-VII/2016/CDS/3 dated 28/ll/12016

General Secretary, NFIR has participated in the 6th Meeting of the Committee on Allowances constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowance at 17:30 Hrs on 28/11/2016 at Room No.169-D(Fresco), 1st Floor, North Block, New Delhi chaired by Finance Secretary, Government of India, participated by Member Staff/Railway Board, Secretary/Ministry of Defence, Secretary Postal, Additional Secretary (Expenditure), Joint Secretaries etc.

The points raised by the General Secretary, NFIR in the meeting and sent to the Joint Secretary (implementation Cell, 7th CPC) though a communication vide dated 29th November, 2016 (as confirmation of points) may be perused in the enclosure to this letter for conveving the contents to the staff down the line.

 

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

Source: NFIR

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AIRF: Brief of the meeting held on 28.11.2016 with the Committee on Allowances

Brief of the meeting held on 28.11.2016 with the Committee on Allowances – AIRF

No.AIRF/VII CPC(Allowances)

Dated: November 28, 2016

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief of the meeting held on 28.11.2016 with the Committee on Allowances

A meeting in the matter of Allowances related to the Railways was held today under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Finance), Government of India and others. Staff Side was headed by the undersigned and Com. M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary NFIR.

The discussion was initiated by me.

At the outset, I reminded the Committee, specifically the Finance Secretary, that strike situation was averted by the government by deputing three Cabinet Ministers, viz. Hon’ble Home Minister, Hon’ble Finance Minister and Hon’ble Railway Minister. On 29th June, 2016, the government issued notification and this was firmed-up by another notification on 06.07.2016 issued by the Ministry of Finance(Deptt. of Exp.). The government took four months time to decide the issues of Minimum Wage, Pay Fixation Formula, Allowances and National Pension System(NPS) etc. I pointed out that, “four months time is running out, so the reports of these committees should be published and all the allowances should be revised and sanctioned w.e.f. 01.01.2016. The matter of Breakdown Allowance, Coal Pilot Allowance, Commercial Allowance (Flag Station Allowance), i.e. Gate Allowance, Rajdhani Express Allowance, Risk Allowance, Sumptuary Allowance to Trainers, which has been abolished by the VII CPC, should be allowed to be continued”.

The matter of positive recommendations of the VII CPC in respect of granting of Train Controllers Allowance, Track Maintenance Allowances were elaborately discussed by the undersigned, pointing out that, the significance of these categories was elaborately highlighted. In addition, Additional Allowance to Running Staff was explained in detail, demanding its extension to Loco Pilot and Guards(Goods). It was also pointed out that, in the event of any train accident, Loco Pilot and Asstt. Loco Pilot are equally responsible. Difficult condition of the Goods Guard was also explained in greater detail. It was also demanded that those allowances should be extended to all the categories of Loco & Traffic Running Staff and the same should be counted for pensionery benefits. In respect of non-appearance of certain allowances in the report of the VII CPC, the vagaries of the life of the personnel working in the National Projects were also highlighted, including Officiating Allowance, Risk Allowance etc.

The undersigned also impressed upon the Committee, especially the Secretary (Finance), that, positive recommendations of the committee should be published and all decisions in respect of allowances should take retrospective effect w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

Source: AIRF

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7th Pay Commission: Final touches given to Allowances of central govt employees; may soon see disbursal

7th Pay Commission: Final touches given to Allowances of central govt employees; may soon see disbursal

New Delhi: The Committee set up to review the Allowances sanctioned to central government employees under 7th Pay Commission is likely to have finalised Allowances for central government employees.

“Today there had been a crucial meeting of the Committee on Allowances. They may finalize all the allowances in today’s meeting itself or some of them”, said Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees, in a circular to its fraternity.

Mishra referred to the “crucial meeting of the Committee on Allowances” held on November 16.

The government had formed a committee headed by finance secretary Ashok Lavasa which has been mandated to submit its views on the 7th Central Pay Commission’s proposals on Allowance. The committee had held its first meeting on July 22 and had a four-month deadline to complete its task.

The CPC examined 196 allowances and given its recommendations on abolishing or raising some of them while recommending others to be subsumed with other perks.

Source: Zee news

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7th Pay Commission Allowances to Government Employees: Official Answer in Lok Sabha

7th Pay Commission Allowances to Government Employees: Official Answer in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 57

ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016

Allowances to Government Employees

VIJAY KUMAR S.R.
SUDHEER GUPTA

Will the Minister of
FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has deferred the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations on various allowances, perks and perquisites and referred the matter to a Committee;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the terms of reference and aims and objectives of this move;

(c) whether the Committee has submitted its report to the Government and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons for the delay; and

(d) the timeframe drawn for the Committee to submit its report to the Government and the date from which the allowances including house rent, education and transport allowances are likely to be made effective?

ANSWER

FINANCE MINISTER (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)

A Statement is laid on the Table of the House

Statement Annexed with the Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 57 for 18.11.2016 by Shri S. R. Vijayakumar and Shri Sudheer Gupta on Allowances to Government Employees

(a) & (b): In view of the number of representations received with regard to substantial changes with the existing provisions relating to Allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission, the Government has set up a Committee to examine the recommendations of the Commission on allowances (except Dearness Allowance). The Committee has been asked to go into the recommendations of the Commission on various allowances and, having regard to the representations made by the staff associations as also the suggestions of the concerned Ministries/Departments and to make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the Commission are warranted and, if so, in what form. Till a final decision is taken by the Government based on the recommendations of this Committee, all allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will continue to be paid at existing rates in the existing pay structure. The Committee, constituted vide order dated 22.7.2016, is to submit its report within four months.

(c) & (d): The Committee has been interacting with various stake-holders to discuss their demands and has so far held discussions with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery, representatives from staff associations and officials from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Posts. The Committee may also interact with the representatives of some other major Ministries/Departments and stakeholders with whom consultations are yet to be held before finalizing its Report. On submission of the Report, the matter pertaining to allowances will be considered by the Government and appropriate decision will be taken thereafter.

Source: Loksabha.nic.in

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Central Government Employees disappointed for poor pay, allowances

Poor 7th Pay Commission Pay and allowances – Central Govt Employees disappointed

Poor 7th Pay Commission Pay and allowances – Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka expresses disappointment of Central Government Employees

Central Government Employees disappointed for poor pay, allowances

New Delhi: Central government employees are feeling let down by the political authority of the country for denying them their due in terms of better monthly salary and allowances.

Despite representations to the Prime Minister, Home Minister, Finance Minister, Railways Minister, Departmental heads and Committees set up by the government to look into the pay and allowances related grievances, the employees have expressed utter disappointment that they have not been heard so far.

“ We had sought a minimum pay of Rs 26,000, they gave us Rs 18,000. After every meeting they do not say anything. We ask, how much you can improve upon, you tell us how much you can go, buy they don’t say anything, said K. K. N. Kutty, President, Confederation of Central Government employees and Workers, on the discussions the union has had over Allowances.
“There is no discussion in real terms, they simply listen to us and do not commit anything. We think the political authority, we don’t know, it could be Prime Minister, has not authorized the bureaucracy to commit anything to us,”added Kutty.

When around 33 lakh central government employees threatened to go on strike on July 11 protesting the implementation of 7th Pay Commission, the Finance Ministry had agreed to set up Anomalies Committee, and Allowances Committee who would be mandated to go through the fine print of the 7th Pay Commission.

Even after the formation of 22-member Anomalies Committee headed by Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) with members from both the official and staff side, and Allowances Committee headed by Finance Secretary, no settlement on the wage hike or allowances issue appears in sight.

The Government is yet to set up the high level committee on minimum wage, fitment formula revision and other main demands of central government employees as assured by Cabinet Ministers in July 2016.

The National Joint Council of Action, a front formed by six government staff unions, including Confederation of Central Government Employees (CCGE), All India Defence Employee Federation and National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Association representing the staff side of the central government employees have even threatened to go on a large scale agitation and hold a march up to the Parliament on December 15, if government fails to improve on pay and allowances over what has been implemented under 7th Pay Commission.
As per the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, central government employees got 14.27 percent hike in basic pay at junior levels, which is said to be the lowest in 70 years.

The salary hikes of government employees indeed appear meager when compared to the 100 percent hike expected by the Members of Parliament soon.

The point not to be missed is that, while the salaries of central government employees were revised after 10 years, the MPs’ salaries were last revised in 2010.

Source : karnatakacoc

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DISAPPOINTING: REVISION OF MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA : 2ND MEETING OF THE GROUP OF SENIOR OFFICERS WITH JCM (NC) STAFF SIDE

7th CPC Minimum Pay and Fitment Formula: Gist of Meeting held on 25.10.2016 about Allowances, 7th CPC to Autonomous Bodies, GDS Bonus and other issues

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, new Delhi – 110001

CIRCULAR DATED 26TH OCTOBER 2016

REVISION OF MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA
2ND MEETING OF THE GROUP OF SENIOR OFFICERS WITH JCM (NC) STAFF SIDE

DISAPPOINTING

2nd Meetings of the Group of Senior Officers (Constituted as per the assurance given by Group of Minister to NJCA) to discuss the grievances arising out of recommendations related to 7th Central Pay Commission, was held with JCM (NC) staff side on 24.10.2016 at 4 PM. The staff side explained in detail the justification for modification in the minimum pay and fitment formula, which was already explained in the memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015 and also in the presentation made before Joint Secretary Implementation Cell and Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary.

From the response of the Senior Officers, it is not clear whether they are mandated to submit a proposal on increasing the Minimum Pay and Fitment formula to Government, as assured by the Group of Ministers on 30th June 2016. Eventhough, the time frame of four months is almost over, the urgency and seriousness was lacking on the part of the Group of officers. It seems that that Government is adopting a delaying tactics or to deny the assured increase. Perhaps, they may recommend an increase in minimum pay and fitment formula at a later date, but it is quite uncertain.

Confederation National Secretariat after reviewing these developments has decided to intensify the campaign and agitational programmes demanding the Government to honour its assurance given to NJCA leadership and also to settle the 20 point charter of demands. Make the 7th November 2016 mass dharna programme a grand success. Ensure maximum participation of employees in the 15th December 2016 massive Parliament March. Get ready for strike.

ALLOWANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ON DOP&T SPECIFIC ALLOWANCES

Meeting of the Allowance Committee to discuss the DOP&T Specific allowances was held on 25.10.2016. Secretary, Department of Personnel Chaired the meeting. Important allowances like Children Education Allowance, Night Duty Allowance, Overtime Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Dress Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Patient Care Allowance, Family planning Allowance, Risk Allowance etc. are discussed. The Secretary, Department of Personnel gave a patient hearing and interacted with staff side on certain points. No commitment on any allowance was given.

JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL : STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING

The JCM (NC) Standing Committee meeting under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Personnel was held on 25.10.2016. All agenda items were discussed. Some of the items are – JCM functioning, Compassionate appointments, amendment to the definition of anomaly, Changing MACP conditions, Ex-Servicemen pay fixation, Pay fixation option on promotion after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules 2016, GDS bonus enhancement to 7000/-, casual labour regularization and bonus enhancement, filling up of vacancies, upgradation of LDCs to UDCs, one time relaxation of LTC-80 availed by air by purchasing tickets from other than authorized agents, Restoration of Festival Advance, Natural Calamity Advance and Advance of leave salary, grant of entry pay recommended by 6th CPC to the promotes, reimbursement of actual medical expenditure incurred by the employees in a recognised hospital etc.

Secretary, Department of Personnel gave a patient hearing and clarified certain points. No final decision was taken on any of the agenda items. Gist published below. Minutes will be published later. It was informed that based on the discussion, each item will be examined further and decision will be taken.

AUTONOMOUS BODIES : EXTENSION OF 7TH CPC REVISED PAY STRUCTURE AND PENSIONARY BENEFITS

The issue was raised in the JCM Standing Committee meeting held on 25.10.2016 by the staff side. The official side informed that an overall review regarding the performance and financial viability etc. of each Autonomous body is being carried out by the Government. Only after completing the process decision regarding extension of 7th CPC revised pay structure and pensionary benefits, Bonus etc. will be taken. Extension of the benefits depends upon the policy decision of the Government. Hence the official side has not told any time frame for final decision. It is likely to be delayed.

Confederation has already included the demands of the employees of the autonomous bodies in its 20 point charter of demands. All Unions/Associations/Federation and employees of all autonomous bodies are requested to understand the gravity of the situation and make the 7th November 2016 mass dharna programme and 15th December 2016 Parliament March a grand success. Join the Parliament March with your flags, banners and placard with demands. Let the Government understand the discontentment and protest of employees and pensioners of Autonomous bodies. There is no short-cut to get our justified demand accepted by the Government.

GDS BONUS ENHANCEMENT TO 7000

This issue was discussed in the JCM Standing Committee meeting as a notified agenda. The official side informed that the file is still under process in the Finance Ministry and a decision is yet to be taken. Once the approval of the Finance Ministry is given the proposal is to be submitted to Cabinet for approval.

All affiliates and C-O-Cs are once again requested to extend full support and solidarity to the proposed Postal Strike on 9th & 10th November 2016, demanding bonus calculation ceiling limit enhancement to 7000/- for GDS and immediate payment of revised wages to casual labourers from 01.01.2006. Conduct solidarity demonstration in front of important Postal/RMS office on 9th & 10th November 2016.

GIST OF THE JCM STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 25.10.2016

Meeting was held under the chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Personnel. Items discussed and outcome is given below.

1. JCM FUNCTIONING

Decision: After discussion Secretary (P), assured that the JCM would be activated and steps may be taken to hold regular meetings of JCM at National and Departmental level.

2. COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT:

Decision: The demand of the staff side to remove 5% ceiling would be considered after studying the various. Supreme Court Judgments and the decisions of previous National Council JCM meetings.

3. RESTORATION OF INTEREST FREE ADVANCES WITHDRAWN BY THE GOVERNMENT BASED ON 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS

Decision: The demand of the staff side to restore Festival advance, Natural Calamity advance and leave salary advance will be examined further.

4. AMENDMENT TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM “ANOMALY”

Decision: The proposal given by the staff side would be considered is consultation with Department of Expenditure.

5. FIXATION OF PAY OF RE-EMPLOYED EX-SERVICEMEN

Decision: The anomalies in the fixation of pay of re-employed Ex-Servicemen is under consideration of DOP&T.

6. OPTION FOR THOSE TO BE PROMOTED AFTER 25.07.2016, I.E. AFTER THE NOTIFICATION OF CS (REVISED PAY) RULES 2016.

Decision: This issue would be considered by the Implementation Cell of 7th CPC.

7. WITHDRAWL OF NEW CONDITIONS FOR THE GRANT OF MACP

Decision: The demand of the Staff Side for withdrawl of “Very Good” grading would be re-examined. Some more items related to Ministry of Defence was also discussed.

8. BONUS CEILING TO BE RAISED TO 7000 FOR GRAMIN DAK SEVAK EMPLOYEES OF POSTAL DEPARTMENT

Decision: Revision of Bonus ceiling for GDS and Casual Labourers would be considered by Department of Expenditure.

9. REGULARISATION OF CASUAL LABOURERS

Decision: The proposal of the staff side for regularization of all casual labourers would be considered after considering various Supreme Court judgements.

10. FILLING UP OF EXISTING VACANT POSTS
Decision: Since there is no ban on recruitment, vacancies can be filled up. Instructions in this regard will be issued once again.

11. UPGRADATION OF THE POSTS OF LOWER DIVISION CLERKS TO UPPER DIVISION CLERKS

Decision: The demand of the staff side would be considered in consultation with other Ministries.

12. GRANT OF ONE TIME RELAXATION TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE AVAILED LTC-80 AND TRAVELLED BY AIR BY PURCHASING TICKETS FROM OTHER THAN AUTHORIZED AGENCIES

Decision: The proposal of Ministry of Defence in this regard is under examination of DOP&T

13. GRANT OF ENTRY PAY RECOMMENDED BY 6TH CPC TO THE PROMOTEES UNDER THE PROVISION OF CCS (RP) RULES 2008

Decision: – The Judgment of Chennai CAT and Principal Bench New Delhi would be examined by DOP&T and Department of Expenditure.

14. REIMBURSEMENT OF ACTUAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE INCURRED BY THE EMPLOYEES IN A RECOGNIZED HOSPITAL

Decision:  A separate meeting would be held by the Health Ministry with the staff side to discuss this demand.

Fraternally yours,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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Meeting of Committee on Allowances held on 25.10.2016 : NC JCM Staff Side

Meeting of Committee on Allowances held on 25.10.2016 : NC JCM Staff Side

 

Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee(JCM) and also meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today

 

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

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

No.NC/JCM/2016

Dated: October 25, 2016

All Constituents of NC/JCM

 

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee(JCM) and also meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today

 

A meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM) was held today under the Chairmanship of Secretary (DoP&T), wherein Staff Side (JCM) shown anguish against total collapse of the JCM Machinery.

 

The Secretary (DoP&T), who is also Chairman of the NC/JCM Standing Committee, assured that, he would try to improve functioning of the JCM Machinery as a whole.

 

In the said meeting, the agenda sent to the DoP&T for the meeting of the NC/JCM Standing Committee was discussed in detail, and on most of the items reply of the DoP&T was “the issue will be examined”.

 

Subsequently, in the meeting of the Committee on Allowances, held today, the allowances pertaining to the DoP&T, particularly Children Education Allowance, Night Duty Allowance, Overtime Allowance, Unreported Allowance, Small Family Allowance, Risk Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Uniform(Dress) Allowance, were discussed in detail.

 

It was assured by the Secretary(DoP&T) that, the issues raised by the Staff Side(JCM) would be taken up in the Allowance Committee meeting.

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

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7th Pay Commission: Resentment over non-formation of High Level Committee

7th Pay Commission: Resentment over non-formation of High Level Committee

New Delhi: The central government employees’union expressed its resentment over the non-formation of High Level Committee for reviewing the minimum pay and allowances.

The National Joint Council Action (NJCA), a confederation of 3.3 million central government employees, has been one of the most vocal protesters of increasing minimum pay Rs 18,000 since the the government implemented minimum pay from Rs 7000 to Rs 18,000.

The Central government employees’ Unions had been pressing for fixing “anomalies” in the pay scale. They were demanding minimum pay Rs. 26,000 instead of Rs 18,000 with 3.68 fitment factor, day after the cabinet approval the 7th pay commission recommendations. The cabinet approved it on June 29.

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu then stepped in and assured the unions leaders “the issues raised by them would be considered by the High Level Committee, which will soon be set up and the government will take steps accordingly.”

The unions leaders said, “three and half months was passed, no High Level Committee has been formed while The Finance Ministry issued a press statement in this regard on July 7, confirming the assurance and stated that a High Level Committee will be constituted. The above ministers also assured that the favourable decision will be taken within four months.”

The Central government employees’ Unions not only demanded hiking in pay scales but also asked the other anomalies in 7th pay commission recommendations like abolition of some allowances that should be fixed.

The government hasn’t honour its group of ministers assurance till date, so the central government employees unions say they must lead their march to Parliament on December 15.

The leaders of the central government employees unions have also called on all employees to join the march in demand of hike in minimum pay and other demands.

TST

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Allowances under long term and short term foreign training programmes under DFFT

Allowances under long term and short term foreign training programmes under DFFT- Reg

Block No. IV, 3rd Floor, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi-67 Dated 17.10.2016

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

Subject: Allowances under long term and short term foreign training programmes under DFFT – reg.

Sir/Madam,
The Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has been sponsoring the names of suitable officers every year for undergoing training in various universities/institutions abroad under the Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme. The entitlement of nominated officers for various allowances under the scheme was notified vide this Department’s letter no 12037114/2014-FTC dated 19.01.2011. In partial modification of the above letter, it has been decided to replace pare 3.1 (ii) Accommodation charges as under:

3.1 (ii) Accommodation

University accommodation should be taken. The same to be paid as per actual, subject to it being for a single bedroom accommodation. In case the University accommodation is very limited and not available to all officers nominated for the programme, then University empanelled accommodation can be taken. University recommended/empanelled accommodation to be treated at par with the University accommodation. The accommodation allowance will be paid on actual. As per the rent recommended by the University, restricted to the maximum paid for the University accommodation for the same programme. In case where both the University accommodation and University recommended accommodation are not available, the accommodation allowance may be given at the rate of US $ 750 p.m and US $1000 p.m in normal cities and big cities respectively, subject to the condition that the officer would need to submit a certificate from that University /Institute to the effect that University/Institute accommodation/recommended accommodation is not available.
Further, as a matter of policy, accommodation and living allowances shall be paid for the period of training including one week (7 days) at the beginning of the programme and one week (7 days) at the end of the programme, subject to the total period of training being within one year.

The other provisions of the letter remain unchanged.

Yours faithfully,
(Deepika Lohia Aran)
Director

DoPT Order

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7th Pay Commission : Central Government Employees Fed up – As Govt Crawls on Allowances, Wage Revision Issues

7th Pay Commission : Central Government Employees Fed up : As Govt Crawls on Allowances, Wage Revision Issues

Once again Central government employees are ready to take on the government and are preparing to strike work as government remains slow in revising the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on allowances, minimum wage and fitment formula.

The government employees are ruing the fact that no decision has taken place on Allowances so far. The Secretary ( Personnel) was to have a meeting with the Secretary, Staff Side, on October 13, to firm up the view on various allowances pertaining to Department of Personnel & Training. The meeting has been postponed to October 25.

It was expected that the recommendations of allowance committee will be made in October 2016 , with the postponement of meetings now we can expect the allowances committee to submit its report in November 2016. said the Confederation of Central Government Employee and Workers of Karnataka State.

The employees are also complaining that the government has so far not set up the high level committee on minimum wage, fitment formula revision and other main demands of central government employees as assured by Cabinet Ministers in July 2016.

When central government employees rejected the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations and threatened to strike work, government,announced to set up a high level committee within a period of four months, and look into the issue of wage revision.

The Central Government has shown urgency in issuing orders on advances, but the same urgency is not shown in case of issue of orders on allowances and revision of minimum wage, fitment formula which will benefit lakhs of Central Government employees, added the confederation.

The employees are planning to carry out demonstrations on October 20 and once again try to reach out to the Prime Minster, Home Minister, Finance Minister and all Department heads. The employees are willing to strike work post December 15, if their demands remain ignored.

Source: Zeenews

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Central Administrative Tribunal (Salaries, Allowances and Conditions of Service of the Officers and Employees) Rules, 2015

Central Administrative Tribunal (Salaries, Allowances and Conditions of Service of the Officers and Employees) Rules, 2015

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 8th July, 2015

G.S.R. 548(E) : In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 13 read with clause (b) of section 36 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 (13 of 1985) and in supersession of the Central Administrative Tribunal [Staff] (Conditions of Service) Rules, 1985, except as respects things done

or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules regulating the salaries and allowances and conditions of service of the officers and other employees of the Central Administrative Tribunal, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.

(1) These rules may be called the Central Administrative Tribunal (salaries, allowances and conditions of service of the officers and employees) Rules, 2015.

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

2. Definitions. (1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,

(a) “Act” means the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 (13 of 1985);

(b) “Schedule” means the Schedule annexed to these rules;

(c) “Tribunal” means the Central Administrative Tribunal established under sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Act.

(2) The words and expression used and not defined in these rules, but defined in the Act shall have the same meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.

3. Number of posts, classification, pay band and grade pay or pay scale. The number of posts, their classification, pay band and grade pay or pay scale attached thereto shall be as specified in the Schedule annexed to these rules.
4. Conditions of Service. The conditions of service of the officers and employees of the Tribunal in the matters of pay, allowances, leave, joining time, joining time pay, provident fund, age of superannuation, travelling allowance and leave travel concession, pension and retirement benefits, medical facilities and other conditions of service shall be regulated in accordance with such rules and regulations as are from time to time applicable to officers and employees of the Central Government belonging to Group ‘A’, Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’, as the case may be, of the corresponding pay band and grade pay or pay scale

of officers and employees of the Central Government.

5. Residuary provision. Matters relating to the terms and conditions of service of the officers and employees of the Tribunal with respect to which no express provision has been made in these rules, shall be referred by the Tribunal to the Central Government for its decision.

6. Power to relax. The Central Government shall have power to relax the provisions of any of these rules in respect of any class or category of persons.

SCHEDULE

Sl.
No
Name of the post No. of posts. Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay Scale
(1) (II) (III) (IV)
1 Principal Registrar 01 Pay band-4, Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay of Rs. 10000
2 Registrar 09 Pay band-4, Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay of Rs. 8700
3 Financial Advisor and
Chief Account Officer
01 Pay band-4, Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay of Rs. 8700.
4 Joint Registrar 11 Pay band-3, Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 7600
5 Senior Principal Private
Secretary
01 Pay band-3, Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 7600
6 Deputy Registrar 24 Pay band-3, Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600
7 Deputy Controller of
Accounts
01 Pay band-3. Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600
8 Principal Private Secretary 16 Pay band-3, Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600
9 Deputy Director (Doc.) 01 (Deemed
abolished)
Payband-3, Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600
10 Library and Information
Officer
01 Pay band-3, Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600
11 Assistant Director (Official
Language)
01 Pay band-3. Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400
12 Section Officer/Court
Officer
88 Pay band-2, Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4800.
Pay band-3, Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400
(on completion of four years)
13 Private Secretary 65 Pay band-2, Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4800.
Pay band-3, Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400
(on completion of four years)
14 Accounts Officer 16 Pay band-2, Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600
15 Court Master/Steno Grade
‘C’
69 Pay band-2. Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600
16 Assistant 55 Pay band-2, Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600
17 Senior Translator 06 Pay band-2, Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600
18 Assistant Library and
Information Officer
10 Pay band-2, Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600
19 Junior Accounts Officer 17 Pay band-2, Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200
20 Junior Translator 13 Pay band-2, Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200
21 Library and Information
Assistant
06 Pay band-2, Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200
22 Caretaker 18 Pay band-2, Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200
23 Staff Car Driver (Special
Grade)
3 Pay band-2, Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200
24 Senior Accountant 03 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2800
25 Staff Car Driver (Grade-I) 18 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2800
26 Junior Accountant 05 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2400
27 Upper Division Clerk 121 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2400
28 Staff Car Driver (GradeII) 15 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2400
29 Steno Grade ‘D’ 32 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 2400
30 Lower Division Clerk/
Hindi Typist
204 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1900
31 Data Entry Operator 02 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1900
32 Staff Car Driver (Ordinary
Grade)
15 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1900
33 Gestetner Operator 12 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1900
34 Photocopier 18 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1900
35 Despatch Rider 07 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1900
36 Multi Tasking Staff.* 419 419 Pay band-1, Rs. 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800

* Posts of Senior Library Attendant, Daftary, Jamadar, Junior Library Attendant, Peon, Safaiwala/farash, Chowkidar and Mali had been clubbed together and re-designated as Multi Tasking Staff on the implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

[No. A-11013/11/2014-AT]
DEVESH CHATURVEDI. Jt. Secy.

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7th Pay Commission Allowances: Atomic Energy Employees writes to Government

7th Pay Commission Allowances : Atomic Energy Employees writes to Government writes to Finance Ministry requesting a meeting to discuss about enhancing of Allowances.

Dept of Atomic Energy employees association writes to the Secretary, Dept of Expenditure regarding

NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094

Ref. No: nfaee/sg/16/198

26.09.2016

To
The Secretary to the Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance

Sub: Note on 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Reg

Sir,

It is understood that the Committee on Allowances constituted by the Government hold a preliminary meeting with National Council (JCM) Standing Committee on 1st September 2016. In the meeting the staff side representatives presented their views on various allowances and decided to submit a detailed note and to hold further meeting.

In this context, National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE) which represents the entire non gazetted employees under Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) would like to submit the note attached with this letter contains the views on various allowances.

The 7th Central Pay Commission, in its report referred about 196 Allowances and recommended to:

  • Abolish certain allowances
  • Subsume with certain allowances
  • Certain allowances are merged as single allowance)
  • While considering Department specific Allowances, some of them are considered and certain other allowances has not referred/mentioned

Under this circumstance we feel the Committee should review the every comments recorded by the Pay Commission on Allowances. Similarly the Committee on Allowance also should consider various allowance, especially Department specific which are not considered by the CPC and not recommended neither to abolish or subsume nor enhance.

However we prepared the note attached herewith is directly related to the employees of Department of Atomic Energy in which some allowances are common in nature and others are Department specific. Following Allowances are linked with various categories of DAE Employees.

A. COMMON ALLOWANCES:

a. House Rent Allowance
b. Transport Allowance
c. Dearness Allowance
d. Overtime Allowance
e. Night Duty Allowance
f. National Holiday Allowance
g. Dress Allowances
h. Nursing Allowance
i. Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA).
j. Children Education Allowance
k. Family Planning Allowance
l. Cash Handling And Treasury Allowance
m. Fixed Conveyance Allowance
n. Fixed Medical Allowance
o. Unreported Allowances

B. AREA SPECIFIC ALLOWANCES.

a. Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance.
b. Special Duty Allowances
c. Tribal Area Allowance

C. DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC ALLOWANCES.

a. Update Allowance
b. Qualification Incentive Scheme (QIS)
c. Nuclear Research Plant Supporting Allowance (NRPSA)
d. Risk & Hardship Matrix

Further we request you to arrange a meeting with the office bearers of NFAEE to present our views in person, especially about the Allowances which are related to the employees of Department of Atomic Energy.

Thanking you
Yours faithfully,
(Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General

Click to view NFAEE Ref. No: nfaee/sg/16/198 dated 26.09.2016

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7th Pay Commission : Allowances Report to be Delayed by a Week As FM too busy with political agenda

The submission of report on allowances is likely to be delayed by a week, primarily because of the Uri terror attack on an army base in Jammu and Kashmir and partly because of the BJP national executive meet held in the Kerala city of Kozhikode.

Sources said, The report of special committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is to be delayed because of Uri attack and BJP national executive meet held in Kozhikode, Kerala.

An official in Anonymous said, The report of special committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is to be delayed because of Uri attack and BJP national executive meet held in Kozhikode, Kerala. The committee on allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission could not submit its report as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was too busy due to political developments post attack on Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri and BJP’s national executive meet.

The report of the committee on allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was to submit last week but the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was too busy with political agenda for the both incidents that so fatter allowances was not prioritised, sources in Finance Ministry quoted.

The committee on allowances was ready to submit its report even two months in advance. The committee is likely to call on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in this week, if the political situation returns to normal, sources added.

The 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances. The government while issuing the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission had announced to set up a special committee to examine the recommendations on allowances. The Committee was given four months to submit its report on allowances. The committee met employees unions leaders on August 4 and September 1 respectively before preparing its report. However the submission of the report is likely to be delayed by a week now.

The pay commission resolution issued on July 25 said, till a final decision on allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from January 1, 2016. The allowances had been a major bone of contention amongst majority of the central government employees.

The government issued the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in July. The 7th Pay Commission notification confirmed that central government employees will get 14.27 per cent hike in basic pay at junior levels, which is the lowest in 70 years. The Cabinet also approved the increase in minimum pay Rs 18,000 from existing Rs 7,000.

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