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7th Pay Commission : Payment of Washing Expenditure to Industrial Employees with revised rate – BPMS requests

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7th Pay Commission : Payment of Washing Expenditure to Industrial Employees with revised rate – BPMS requests

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)

REF: BPMS / MOD / Allowances / 48A (7/2/R)

Dated: 01.10.2017

To,
The Secretary,
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
South Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Payment of “Washing Expenditure” to Industrial Employees with revised rate.

Respected Sir,

With due regards, it is submitted that the industrial personnel in Min of Defence have been authorized for protective clothing/garments such as water-proofs, warm overcoats, overall, Dangries, Apron and protective accessories such as gum boots, boiler suits, goggles and gauntlets etc. These protective clothing & accessories are being issued to the specified categories whose duties require the issue of these accessories. Protective garments and accessories are provided either as a protection against inclement weather for those who works out-doors or against hazards such as are encountered in factories etc (kindly refer Para 1 & 2 of Chapter 64 – Staff Amenities, 3rd CPC Report and Para 26.44 of 4th CPC Report).

For the washing of some of these protective clothing garments, all the concerned industrial workers employed in Army Ordnance Corps were granted ‘Washing Allowance’ Rs. 4/ per month per worker and this amount was revised to Rs. 8/- per month vide MoD letter No. 82147/P.CIo/OS- 10A/2876/D(O-II), Dated 08 Sep. 1998 (copy enclosed).

Later, a corrigendum was issued vide MoD Letter No. 82147/P.CIo/OS-10A/1626/D(O-II), Dated 06 May 1999 (copy enclosed) to define that “Washing Allowance” mentioned in the letter dated 08.09.1998 will be “Washing Expenditure”. In due course, this “Washing Expenditure” has been revised on the introduction of subsequent Central Pay Commissions.

Now, on the recommendation of 7th CPC “Washing Allowance” being granted for the washing of uniform has been abolished and subsumed in dress allowance in respect of Nurses as per DoE, Min of Fin, Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC, Dated 06.07.2017. It has to be kept in the mind that the “Washing Expenditure” being granted to industrial personnel for washing of protective clothing has not been abolished or subsumed in the dress allowance and there is no mention of “Washing Expenditure” in the 7th CPC’s Report or in the Resolution of Govt of India dated 06.07.2017.

In such circumstances, you are requested to take appropriate action so that entitled industrial employees may be granted the “Washing Expenditure” unflagging with revised rate.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
Enclosed: As mentioned
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

Source : BPMS

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Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories

Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories: BPMS writes to Raksha Matri

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001
REF: BPMS / MOD / OFB / 186 (8/1/R)

Dated: 19.08.2017

To
Shri Arun Jaitley Ji.,
Hon’ ble Raksha Mantri Ji.,
Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
South Block,
NEW DELHI : 110 011

Subject: Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories – Protest of.

Reference: MoD ID No.DDP-P0012/8/2017-D(Prod-II) dt.08-08-2017.

Respected Sir,

I have been directed to bring the following for your kind immediate intervention.

Vide Ministry of Defence letter cited under reference above, Ordnance Factory Board has been directed to completely stop Holiday Overtime in the Factories.

In this connection we submit that the said order issued by concerned officials is totally unjustified and is without proper application of mind, suffice to say that Over time in the Ordnance Factories is not granted as a matter of routine or luxury but there is a time tested and logical formula vis-à-vis production output on the basis of which the action is taken and it is quantifiable.

Here it may also be pertinent to note that as per the annual statement of accounts of the factories, the total cost of labour on the cost of production is constant between 12 to 13% whereas other elements like Material, Fixed Over heads ,Variable Over heads consumes bulk of cost of production.

Thus targeting Labour to cut cost is not only an unprofessional approach but also shows the biased mindset of the concerned Officials of MoD which is adversely affecting the moral, dedication of the employee and output of the OFB organization.

There is large scale resentment amongst employees as a result of which whimsical diktat of the Ministry and we seek your immediate personal intervention in the matter to provide justice to the workmen.

We therefore once again demand that status quo ante be restored, pending further discussion on the matter.

Thanking You,

Sincerely yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

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Extension of Injury Leave beyond 28 months in factory accident case

BPMS correspondence for Hospital Leave in case of injury on duty

REF: BPMS / OFB / Leave / 57 (7/3/L)

Dated: 10.07.2017

To,
The Director IR,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10 A, S K Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700001

Subject: Extension of Injury Leave beyond 28 months in factory accident case.

Reference: Minutes of 21st SCM of JCM-III Level Council (OFB) held on 30.03.2017

Respected Sir,

Having gone through the minutes circulated vide OFB letter No.20/14/21(11)/A/IR, Dated 15.05.2017, it is observed that Secretary, Staff Side Shri R Srinivasan has raised the issue that the employee who met with an accident while on duty is being granted hospital leave upto 120 days with full pay and thereafter he may be granted half pay leave upto 28 months. But after 28 months there is no benefit, no pay is allowed because there is no provision of half pay leave. Minutes further states that the matter has been taken up with MoD wide OFB letter No. 1240/Per/Policy/Accident, Dated 24.06.2016.

In this regard, it is submitted that Rule 46 of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 & Article 291 of Civil Service Regulations deals with the Hospital Leave.

As per Rule 46 of CCS (Leave Rules) the authority competent to grant leave may grant hospital leave to Class IV & Class III Government servants, while under medical treatment in a hospital or otherwise, for illness or injury not exceeding 28 months. Hospital Leave may be granted for 120 days equal to earned leave and the remaining period will be equal to half pay leave.

Min of Defence ID No. 11(13)(60)1511/D(Civ-II), Dated 10.02.1961 under Article 291 of CSR states that it has been decided in modification of the provisions of Article 291, Civil Service Regulations that hospital leave may be granted upto 03 months on full pay or six months on half pay in any period of three years to all class IV Government servants and also to those class III Government servants whose duties involve handling of dangerous machinery, explosive materials, poisonous drugs, etc. or the performance of hazardous tasks.

Further, it states that Industrial staff will also be entitled to hospital leave in the same manner as indicated above. Subsequently, vide MoD ID No. 11(13)60/5678/D (Civ-II), Dated 28.05.1962 it was clarified that all categories of staff other than Gazetted Officers in the Defence Establishments will be entitled to hospital leave.

Further, MoD issued Memo No. 11(6)67/5255/D(Civ-II), Dated 15.05.1967 which reads as under:-

“The Government has had under consideration for some time the question of removing the restrictions on the quantum of hospital leave to Government servants who suffer illness or injury directly due to risks incurred in the course of their official duties.

The President is now pleased to decide that the categories of the Defence civilians eligible for this kind of leave in terms of Defence Ministry‟s Office Memorandum No. 11(13)/60/1511/D(Civ-II), Dated 10.02.1961 and 11(13)/60/5678/D(Civ-II) , dated 28.05.1962 will be entitled to hospital leave without any restriction on the quantum of leave. This kind of leave can be granted for such period as is considered necessary by the authority competent to grant it.

The decision takes effect from 31.03.1967.

Article 291 Civil Services Regulations will be amended in due course.”

From above, it may be deduced that all the employees (upto Non-Gazetted) of Ord Fys are entitled for hospital leave without any restriction on the quantum of leave if he met with accident while on duty.

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary clarification to resolve the issue without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
S/d,
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS & Member,
JCM-II Level Council (MOD).

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Grant of eligibility to the Defence civilian employees for the General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) allotted by the Directorate of Estates Representation from BPMS

Grant of eligibility to the Defence civilian employees for the General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) allotted by the Directorate of Estates

No. 17(19)/2014/D(Civ-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence)
(Civ-II) Section

B-Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated: the 02 July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of eligibility to the Defence civilian employees for the General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) allotted by the Directorate of Estates Representation from BPMS

The undersigned is to refer to Ministry of Urban Development’s OM No. 12033/4/67-Pol.II dated 3rd, October, 1969 on the subject – “Eligibility of the staff of Central Government Office for allotment of residential accommodation from the General Pool-Criteria regarding’ and to say that a number of defence civilian employees working in many Defence establishments located in Delhi/New Delhi/Delhi Cantt are not able to avail the facility of GPRA for the reason that their offices have not been declared “eligible offices” for allotment of GPRA allotted by Directorate of Estates (DoE). The small quota of 15% of residential accommodation of the Defence/Army Pool is grossly inadequate and therefore it causes extreme hardship to the defence civilian employees who have to make their own arrangement for residential accommodation.

2. It has been noticed that Dte of Estates has already granted eligibility for GPRA to majority of defence establishments in Delhi. The defence civilian employees serving in these defence establishments are already availing the facilities of Residential Accommodation of Dte of Estates. Only a few defence establishments are not covered in the list of eligible offices maintained by the Dte of Estates and a list of 8 such defence establishments in Delhi is at Annexure.

3. In view of the hardship being experienced by the Civilian employees of these eight defence establishments, it is requested that eligibility code for allotment of General Pool Residential accommodation (GPRA) to the staff of these defence establishments/offices may please be allotted. It is certified that the essential requirements, listed below, for a Central Government offices to be treated as ‘eligible offices’ for the purpose of the allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963, are fulfilled by these offices/defence establishments:

(i) These offices/establishments have been situated in Delhi/New Delhi/Delhi Cantt since decades and in most of the cases before independence.

(ii) They are attached/subordinate offices of Ministry of Defence under Government of India.

(iii) The salary of their employees is paid from the Consolidated Fund of India.

(iv) 15% quota of residential accommodation of the Defence/Army Pool is not adequate.

4. This issues with the approval of Defence Secretary.

sd/-
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Director of Estates
Ministry of Urban Development
(Directorate of Estates)- Pol. IV
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi

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Agitational Programme from 17 July 2017 to 22 July 2017

Minimum Pay should be enhanced to Rs 24000 – Agitation against Central Government

Circular for Agitation against Central Government from 17-22 July, 2017

REF: BPMS/ Cir/ 17th TC/ 22

Dated: 04.07.2017

To,

The Office Bearers and CEC Members
Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh &
The Presidents/ General Secretaries
Unions affiliated to the federation

Subject: Agitational Programme from 17 July 2017 to 22 July 2017.

Dear Brothers and Sisters
Sadar Namaskar

It is hoped that all of you are well and busy in accelerating trade union activities to uplift the organization.On 28 June 2017, the Cabinet Committee approved allowances as per 7th CPC recommendations with very minor changes or without any change. This time employees were expecting a better remuneration as promised by the Government but the Government did not change its attitude which led to financial loss to Government employees.

Therefore, Government Employees National Confederation has decided to conduct Agitational Programme from 17 July, 2017 to 22 July 2017.Being a constituent of GENC, this federation has decided that all the unions will conduct the Agitational Programme from 17 July, 2017 to 22 July 2107 on the following demands:

1. HRA should be rationalized to 30%, 20% and 10% of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z Cities respectively.

2. All the allowances should be granted from 01.01.2016.

3. All the allowances which have been decided to be abolished should be retained.

4. All other allowances which are statuary in nature as overtime allowance under the Factories Act should be granted without any further delay.

5. Minimum Pay should be enhanced to Rs 24,000/-.

6. Multiplication factor for pay revision should be enhanced to 3.42.

7. Minimum Pension should be guaranteed as per Supreme Court verdict for NPS beneficiaries.

8. 7th CPC related anomalies should be resolved.

9. All cadre review should be completed in time bound manner.

10. There should not be disparity in the common category in various Ministries.

11. None of the Defence Establishments should be closed/ disbanded.

12. Grant of one time relaxation on the 5% ceiling for compassionate appointment.

13. Contract workers in Defence Establishments should be benefitted with Equal Pay for Equal work.

In the Agitation Programme gate meetings, slogan shouting and other peaceful methods as per feasibility are to be organized and a memorandum is to be submitted on the

last day of programme to your respective Head of Establishment addressed to Prime Minister so that the Government may be constrained to assuage the discontentment of employees and the copy of the memorandum is to be submitted to BPMS HQ.

Further, you are advised to give wide publicity of this Agitation Programme by propagating through Media, Posters and Pamphlets.

Appropriate Demands may be added related to your directorates/ establishments. Your humongous support is solicited.

With regards,

Brotherly yours
(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

Source: BPMS

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Night Duty Allowance without any ceiling as per 7th CPC – BPMS

Night Duty Allowance without any ceiling as per 7th CPC – BPMS

Payment of Night Duty Allowance on actual pay, without any ceiling and should be correlated with the pay of 7th CPC.

REF: BPMS/MOD/07thCPC/DAC/247(8/3/M)

Dated: 29.06.2017

REMINDER

To,

The Dy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
Sena Bhawan, DHQ PO,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Payment of Night Duty Allowance on actual pay, without any ceiling and should be correlated with the pay of 7th CPC.
Reference: This federation’s letter of even No. Dated 06.01.2017

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to the Anomalies Committee meeting held on 26.12.2016 under the Chairmanship of AS(J) Shri J Rama Krishna Rao wherein we have reflected our concern that the Night Duty Allowance was being paid on the notional basic pay of 4th CPC. Later, based on the Hon’ble Supreme Court judgment NDA is revised in 6th CPC pay scale and extended to all including non-petitioners w.e.f. 01.04.2007. Subsequently, PC of Fys imposed ceiling limit to the employees of Ordnance Factories that Rs.12380/-. OFB has referred the matter to MoD to remove the ceiling but this is not yet settled.

Therefore, you are requested to take necessary action so that the payment of Night Duty Allowance in defence establishments on the revised pay of 07th CPC may be granted without any ceiling.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)

Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

Source: BPMS

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Seeking of Clarification regarding Option & Pay Fixation in 7th CPC – BPMS

REF: BPMS / MOD / 7th CPC / 60 (7/3/L)

Dated: 29.06.2017

REMINDER – 2

To,
The Dy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Seeking of Clarification regarding Option & Pay Fixation in 7th CPC.

Reference: 1. This federation’ letter of even No. dated 01.10.2016, 03.05.2017
2. MoD ID No. 11(6)/2016-D(Civ-I), Dated 07.12.2016

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the letter cited under reference (1) whereby this federation has requested to issue necessary clarification for fixation of pay in various circumstances under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016.

In turn, vide letter cited under reference (2) it has been communicated that MoD has sent a proposal to MoD(Finance) on 05.12.2016 to seek clarification about the manner of fixation of pay through illustrations prepared by D(Civ-I).

One of the doubts is still pending and that is causing discontentment amongst the employees, which is as under:-

Point of Doubt No.3: If the pay of an employee ‘XYZ’ was Rs. 12200 in PB-1 plus 2800 GP as on 31.12.2015 and after completion of 10 yrs regular service, he would be eligible for grant of financial upgradation under MACP on 15.03.2017 in the Grade pay of 4200, kindly clarify:-

(i) Whether ‘XYZ’ may opt 7th CPC w.e.f. 15.03.2017 (date of financial upgradation) and till then (14.03.2017) he will draw his wages in the existing system of 6th CPC.

It is worth to mention here that Audit Authorities state that option is available between 01.01.2016 and the date of issue of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 only.

Therefore, you are requested to take appropriate action so that the employees may be benefitted with the fixation of pay in correct perspective without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
sd/-
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

Source: BPMS

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Grant of one-time relaxation from the ceiling of 5% for compassionate appointments in the Ministry of Defence – BPMS

Grant of one-time relaxation from the ceiling of 5% for compassionate appointments in the Ministry of Defence – BPMS

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

05-January-2017 17:08 IST

Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh delegation meets Dr Jitendra Singh

A delegation of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh’s Industrial Unit, “Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh”, held a meeting with Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today and sought his intervention for grant of one-time relaxation from the ceiling of 5% for compassionate appointments in the Ministry of Defence. The delegation also requested the Minister to issue directions to expedite the follow-up pertaining to LTC cases pending in the DoPT.

The members of the delegation sought to draw Dr Jitendra Singh’s attention to an earlier meeting with him wherein they had brought to his notice that there is 5.85 lakh sanctioned strength of Defence Civilians, but the existing strength is only 3.98 lakh as mentioned in the report of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). Thus, there is a deficiency of 1.87 lakh civilian manpower and there are about 20,000 aspirants who are seeking appointment on compassionate grounds. The members of the delegation recalled that Dr Jitendra Singh had given a positive response to them and subsequently also written to the Defence Minister to take cognizance of the issue.

As per an OM of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), there is a provision to give compassionate appointment to one of the dependants for the survival of the family in case the employee unfortunately dies during the service period leaving the family behind. But the provision for such appointment is limited to 5% of the vacancies, as a result of which, according to the members of delegation, a large number of wards are kept waiting for appointment on compassionate ground because of the ceiling.

The delegation referred to an earlier letter written by Dr Jitendra Singh to the Minister of Defence, Shri Manohar Parrikar wherein the former had requested for intervention by the Defence Ministry so that the DoPT could accordingly proceed in the matter. They requested Dr Jitendra Singh to take up the issue once again with the Ministry of Defence so that their demand could be addressed. Dr Jitendra Singh assured the members of delegation that he would again seek the views of the Minister of Defence and try to work out whatever feasible.

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Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments – BPMS

Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.

Ref: BPMS/MOD/OTA/43A(7/2/R)

Dated: 03.01.2017

To,
The Deputy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.
Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the Anomalies Committee meeting held on 26.12.2016 under the Chairmanship of AS(J) Shri J Rama Krishna Rao wherein we have reflected our concern over the delay in the revision of statutory nature allowance (Over Time Allowance under the Factories Act, 1948) in defence establishments.

In turn, the AS(J) pleased and instructed to resolve the matter of the payment of Over Time Allowance as per revised pay consequent to implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.

Meanwhile, OFB has already submitted its views on the subject matter which is contrary to the statutory provisions and the copy of the OFB’s letter is enclosed for your perusal.

Therefore, you are requested to take necessary action so that the issue of the payment of overtime allowance in defence establishments on the revised pay of 07th CPC may be resolved without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

Sd/-
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

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Cash Payment of Dec Salary in Storm Affected Area – BPMS

Cash payment of Salary in Storm Affected Area

Disbursement of salary in cash in the Storm (Vardha) affected area of Chennai – Representation of Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh (BPMS)

PRIORITY

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Civ-II)

Subject : Disbursement of salary in cash in the Storm (Vardha) affected area of Chennai – Representation of Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh (BPMS)

Defence Civilian Employees Federation BPMS has address letter ref. no. BPMS/MoD/Payment/186(8/1R) dated 27 Dec.2016 (copy enclosed) to the MoD, on the above subject. It has been informed that the storm Vardha has caused enormous damage in the Chennai Area. The disruption of the electricity supply has adversely affected the banking services, thereby causing economic hardship to the Central Government employees working in and around the affected area. It has been requested that the serving employees in the Chennai area may please be paid the salary for the month of Dec 2016 in cash.

In view of the position reported by BPMS, it is apprehended that the ATM systems and the computer network may not be functioning in the storm affected area, which may not be allowing the public to access the electronic banking facilities. It is felt that the hardship being experienced by the affected employees should be addressed with due sensitiveness. It is suggested that necessary instructions may please be issued to the pay disbursing authorities, located in the storm affected area, to explore the possibility of disbursing the salary for the month of Dec 2016 to the Government employees in cash, in accordance with the ceilings/instructions prescribed by the Government

(Gurdeep Singh)
Under Secretary (Civ)

Encl: BPMS letter dt 27 Dec. 2016

Source : http://www.bpms.org.in/

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Grant of Advance for Cancer treatment in Non-Empanelled Private Hospitals / Private Nursing Home under CGHS / CS (MA) Rules

Grant of Advance for Cancer treatment in Non-Empanelled Private Hospitals / Private Nursing Home under CGHS / CS (MA) Rules

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)

REF: BPMS / MH&FW / Advance / 156 (8/1/L)

Dated: 25.11.2016

To,
The Secretary,
Govt. of India, Min. of Health & Family Welfare,
156 – A, Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi 110001.

Subject: Grant of Advance for Cancer treatment in Non-Empanelled Private Hospitals / Private Nursing Home under CGHS / CS (MA) Rules.

Respected Sir,
Considering the hardships being faced by cancer patient, vide O.M. No.1967/2013/DEL/CGHS/SZ/D52/CGHS(P) , Dated 30.12.2014 Department of Health & Family Welfare, CGHS (Policy) Division delegated the powers to HOD’s for permission / ex-post facto approval for cancer treatment taken in non-empanelled hospitals subject to reimbursement being restricted to CGHS rates or actual expenditure, whichever is less.

Further, as per O.M. No. s.12020/4/97-CGHS (P), Dated 07.03.2000 of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Department of Health) the Heads of Departments (HODs) may decide the cases of reimbursement of medical claims in respect of treatment obtained in emergency at private hospitals/private nursing home/private clinic, subject to item-wise ceiling as per rates prescribed for CGHS beneficiaries without financial limit on the total amount to be reimbursed.

Now, it has been experienced that a government employee covered under CGHS / CS(MA) Rules and resides in Kanpur, obtains the permission of Head of Department for treatment in Non-Empanelled Private Nursing Home/Hospital (for example Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi). After surgical treatment of Cancer, he needs post operative treatment (Chemotherapy) and he wants to continue his treatment from the same non-empanelled private nursing home/hospital. But the HOD refuses to grant advance for post operative treatment on the plea that advance may be granted in emergency for treatment in non-empanelled private nursing home and post operative treatment of cancer (Chemotherapy) does not fall under the category of emergency. In absence of advance, such employee finds himself unable to get treated and cured and that add insult to injury.

In such circumstances, you are requested to issue necessary orders so that the beneficiaries covered under CGHS / CS (MA) Rules may be granted medical advance being restricted to CGHS rates for post operative treatment of Cancer obtained from nonempanelled private nursing home/hospital.

Thanking you,

Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)

Enclosed: As mentioned

Copy to:
1. The DHS, OFB, Kolkata Secretary/BPMS &
2. The US D(Civ-I), MoD, New Delhi Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
-With request to take appropriate action.

Source: BPMS

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Meeting on 7th CPC Allowances: View points of BPMS

Meeting on 7th CPC Allowances: View points of BPMS

REF: BPMS / MOD / 07th CPC / Allowances / 251A (8/2/M)

Dated: 23.11.2016

To,
The Dy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
Sena Bhawan, DHQ PO,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Meeting on Allowances: View points of BPMS
Reference: This federation’s letter of even no. dated 15.11.2016

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to power point presentation in the meeting held on 18.11.2016 under the chairmanship of Defence Secretary on the allowances payable on the recommendations of 7th CPC.

Some of the following issues raised during the meeting, need to be considered by the committee in addition to the points mentioned by BPMS vide letter cited under reference:

1. Extra Work Allowance (Chapter No. 8.3) (Para 8.3.23):
(a) Caretaking Allowance (Para 8.3.20) at the rate of 10% of Basic Pay is being paid to Group ‘C’ Staff. Now 7th CPC has recommended for 2% of Basic Pay per month. It is demanded that this Care taking Allowance should also be admissible to Defence Civilians performing the similar duties.

2. Allowances related to Knowledge Updates (Chapter 8.4)
(a) Professional Update Allowance (Para 8.4.7): This allowance should be extended to Group ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ incumbents engaged in Ordnance Development Centre (OFB), Group ‘B’ & ‘C’ of DRDO and Laboratory Technicians in Pathology of Govt Hospitals.

3. Allowances related to Working on Holidays (Chapter 8.6)
(a) Holiday Monetary Compensation (Para 8.6.6): Group ‘B’ Gazetted Supervisory Staff (Junior Works Manager) in Ord Fys have to work on Sunday and other holidays. This allowance should be extended to this Cadre also.

4. Qualification Allowance (Chapter 8.9)
(a) Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance (Para 8.9.5): At present this allowance is being paid to Technical Tradesman in Aircraft trade @ Rs. 225/- to 450/- per month. But their Civilian counterparts are not granted this allowance. This should be looked into.

5. Allowances related to Risk and Hardship (Chapter 8.10)
(a) Boiler Watch Keeping Allowance (Para 8.10.7): Presently it is admissible to Boiler Watch Keepers on Naval Ships @ Rs. 3000/- per month. Similar nature of work is performed by the Boiler Attendants of Ord Fys. Hence, this allowance should be admissible to Boiler Attendants of OFB.

(b) Field Area Allowance (Para 8.10.18):
This allowance is granted to Defence, CAPF and Indian Coast Guard. Civilian counterparts of Ministry of Defence should also be granted the Field Area Allowance.

(c) Operation Theatre Allowance (Para 8.10.35):
This allowance @ Rs. 240/ per month is granted to Staff Nurse in Central Government Hospitals, who work in ICU/Operation Theatre. This federation is not agree with the 7th CPC’s recommendation (Para 8.10.80) to abolish this allowance as the amount is meagre rate. Hence, this allowance should be continued and enhanced.

(d) Submarine Technical Allowance (Para 8.10.54):
It is granted to Naval Artificers and Mechanicians for the period they are deployed for submarine maintenance duties. The present rate is ₹300 pm. Civilian counterparts of Navy should also be granted this allowance.

6. Allowance related to Travel (Chapter 8.15)
(a) Daily Allowance (Para 8.15.15): The 7th CPC has recommended for reimbursement of Travelling Charges for Level 5 and below at the rate of Rs. 113 per day. This is very meagre amount. Hence, it should be enhanced to Rs. 200 per day.

(b) TA on Transfer (Para 8.15.41):
The 7th CPC has recommended for ‘reimbursement of charges on transportation of personal effects’ at the rate of Rs. 25 per km for Level 5 and Rs. 15 per km for Level 4 and below category. It is not understandable how a transporter will discriminate among the employees of different categories for rate for transportation by road. Hence, it is demanded that the rate for transportation by road should be equal for all categories of employees.

This is submitted for your kind consideration and necessary action.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

Source: BPMS

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Seeking of Clarification regarding Option & Pay Fixation in 7th CPC: BPMS – Part 2

BPMS

Part – 2

 

Further, your attention is invited to Rule 5 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 which reads as under:

 

5. Drawal of pay in the revised pay structure. Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Government servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed:

 

Provided that a Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure:

 

Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.

 

Explanation 1. The option to retain the existing pay structure under the provisos to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of one existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale.

 

Explanation 2. The aforesaid option shall not be admissible to any person appointed to a post for the first time in Government service or by transfer from another post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, and he shall be allowed pay only in the revised pay structure.

 

Explanation 3. Where a Government servant exercises the option under the provisos to this rule to retain the existing pay structure of a post held by him in an officiating capacity on a regular basis for the purpose of regulation of pay in that pay structure under Fundamental Rule 22, or under any other rule or order applicable to that post, his substantive pay shall be substantive pay which he would have drawn had he retained the existing pay structure in respect of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien had his lien not been suspended or the pay of the officiating post which has acquired the character of substantive pay in accordance with any order for the time being in force, whichever is higher.

 

Contrary to above, vide letter No. AN/XIV/14142/Seventh CPC/Vol-I, Dated 08.09.2016 the CGDA issued clarification No. 3 on Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission which reads as under:

As regards exercising option for Seventh CPC from 07/2016 i.e. on accrual of next increment in respect of cases who have been promoted / upgraded between 01.01.2016 and 30.06.2016 is concerned, Para 13 and Para 5 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 may be referred which clearly states that in respect of the above cases, a government servant may elect to switch over the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation implying that the option to switch over to the revised pay structure from 07/2016 is not available. Provision of Para 15 of Min of Finance Gazette notification dated 25.07.2016 may also be referred.

 

Point of Doubt No.2: If the pay of an employee XYZ was Rs.12200 in PB-1 plus 2800 GP as on 31.12.2015 and on completion of 10 yrs regular service, he was granted financial upgradation on 15.03.2016 in the Grade pay of 4200, kindly clarify:

(i) Whether XYZ is compelled to opt 7th CPC w.e.f. 01.01.2016 and his pay will be fixed as illustration mentioned in the Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016;

(ii) Whether XYZ may opt 7th CPC w.e.f. 15.03.2016 (date of promotion) and his pay will be fixed under the provisions of FR 22 and thereafter his pay will be revised under CCS (RP) Rules, 2016;

(iii) Whether XYZ may opt 7th CPC w.e.f. 01.07.2016 (date of next increment) and his pay will be fixed under the provision of FR 22.(I)(a)(1) in the pre-revised scale on 15.03.2016 & 01.07.2016 and thereafter his pay will be revised under CCS (RP) Rules, 2016.

Point of Doubt No.3: If the pay of an employee XYZ was Rs.12200 in PB-1 plus 2800 GP as on 31.12.2015 and after completion of 10 yrs regular service, he would be eligible for grant of financial upgradation under MACP on 15.03.2017 in the Grade pay of 4200, kindly clarify:

(i) Whether XYZ may opt 7th CPC w.e.f. 15.03.2017 (date of financial upgradation) and till then (14.03.2017) he will draw his wages in the existing system of 6th CPC.

Considering the importance of the issues, you are requested to issue necessary clarification in consultation with the competent authorities so that Finance & Accounts department may also accept and comply with in correct perspective.

 

Thanking you. Sincerely yours

(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)


Copy to: Sri R K Chaturvedi,
Joint Secretary, Govt of India,
Deptt of Expenditure, Implementation Cell,
Room No. 214, The Ashok,
New Delhi.

With request to take appropriate action.

Source: BPMS

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Seeking of Clarification regarding Option and Pay Fixation in 7th CPC : BPMS Part1

Seeking of Clarification regarding Pay Fixation in 7th CPC : BPMS

REF: BPMS/MOD/7th CPC/60(7/3/L)

Dated: 01.10.2016

To,
The Dy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110011

 

Subject: Seeking of Clarification regarding Option & Pay Fixation in 7th CPC.

Respected Sir,

Part -1

 With due regards, your attention is invited to Para 4.(2) of the Gazette Notification on Resolution (No. 1-2/2016-IC, Dated 25.07.2016) issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) which reads as under:

4. (1) The Pay Matrix, in replacement of the Pay Bands and Grade Pays as in force immediately prior to the notification of this Resolution, shall be as specified in Annexure I in respect of civilian employees.

(2) With regard to fixation of pay of the employee in the new Pay Matrix as on 1st day of January, 2016, the existing pay (Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31st day of December, 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. The figure so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to employee’s Pay Band and Grade Pay or Pay Scale in the new Pay Matrix. If a Cell identical with the figure so arrived at is available in the appropriate Level, that Cell shall be the revised pay; otherwise the next higher cell in that Level shall be the revised pay of the employee.

(3) After fixation of pay in the appropriate Level as specified in sub-paragraph (2) above, the subsequent increments in the Level shall be at the immediate next Cell in the Level.

Whereas the Rule 7 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 reads as under:

7. Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure:

(1) The pay of a Government servant who elects, or is deemed to have elected under rule 6 to be governed by the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016, shall, unless in any case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien if such lien had not been suspended, and in respect of his pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner, namely:-

 (A) in the case of all employees:

 (i) the pay in the applicable Level in the Pay Matrix shall be the pay obtained by multiplying the existing basic pay by a factor of 2.57, rounded off to the nearest rupee and the figure so arrived at will be located in that Level in the Pay Matrix and if such an identical figure corresponds to any Cell in the applicable Level of the Pay Matrix, the same shall be the pay, and if no such Cell is available in the applicable Level, the pay shall be fixed at the immediate next higher Cell in that applicable Level of the Pay Matrix.

 Further, Annexure of Implementation Cell, 7th CPC (O.M. No. 1-5/2016-IC, Dated 29.07.2016) clearly states that the Basic Pay (Pay in the applicable Pay Band plus applicable Grade Pay or basic pay in the applicable scale) in the pre-revised structure as on 01.01.2016 will be multiplied by 2.57.

 

Point of Doubt No.1: Some of the Local Account offices are saying that as per Para 4.(2) of Resolution, the Basic Pay ( pre-revised Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay as on 31.12.2015, not as on 01.01.2016) will be multiplied by 2.57.

Kindly clarify which basic pay will be multiplied by 2.57:

 (a) pre-revised Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay as on 31.12.2015
Or
(b) pre-revised Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay as on 01.01.2016

 Effect in both conditions may be illustrated below: The pay of an employee “XYZ” was Rs. 12200 in PB-1 plus 2800 GP as on 31.12.2015 and on completion of 10 yrs regular service, he was granted financial upgradation on 01.01.2016 in the Grade pay of 4200. Thus his pre-revised basic pay was become Rs. 12650 in PB-2 plus Rs. 4200 GP as on 01.01.2016.

In such condition, LAO is fixing his pay as under :

(a) Pre – Revised Basic Pay as on 31.12.2015 : 12200 + 2800 = 15000
(b) Amount (a) is multiplied by 2.57 : 15000 x 2.57 = 38550
(c) Revised Pay in Pay Matrix in Level 5 : 39200
(d) Pay after giving one increment in : 40400 Level 5 on 01.01.2016
(e)Pay in upgraded level 6 (GP 4200) : 41100 as on 01.01.2016

As per federation’s interpretation, the fixation will be as under :

(a) Pre-Revised Basic Pay as on 31.12.2015 : 12200 + 2800 = 15000
(b) Pre-Revised Basic Pay as on 01.01.2016 : 12650 + 4200 = 16850 due to fixation benefit under FR 22.(I)(a)(1)
(c) Amount (b) is multiplied by 2.57 : 16850 x 2.57 = 43304
(d) Pay in upgraded level 6 (GP 4200) : 43600 as on 01.01.2016

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Exemption of Road Toll Tax to Defence Civilians

REF: BPMS / MoD / 90th SCM (4/1/M)

Dated: 26.09.2016

To,
The Dy Secretary (CP)
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
B Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Exemption of Road Toll Tax to Defence Civilians

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the Agenda Point No. 65 raised by this federation BPMS in the Steering Committee meeting for the 90th Departmental Council (JCM) (MoD) held on 27.09.2013 {Refer MoD F.No. 5(2)/2013/D(JCM), Dated 24.09.2013}. This federation BPMS submitted that Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways have issued a notification vide Notice No. NH 11065/12/2003 P&M, dated 15.09.2004 to Secretary, PWD of all States/Union Territories and National Highways Authority of India clarifying that the provisions of Indian Tolls (Army and Air Force) Act, 1901 is applicable to all States and National Highways whereby Army personnel are exempted from paying tolls on roads and highways in the States/Union Territories for their private vehicles irrespective of whether they are on duty or not.

This Federation has firm belief that the defence civilians are also integral part of Defence Forces and they perform their duties in almost similar conditions of uniform personnel without any extra financial benefits. Hence, they (Defence civilians) also deserve to be granted the benefits to some extent on par with uniform personnel.

In this regard, D(Mov) offered its comments (copy enclosed for ready reference) that the subject matter was not being dealt with by D(Mov).

Therefore, you are requested to take appropriate action so that Defence Civilians may also be exempted from paying tolls on roads and highways in the States/Union Territories for their private vehicles.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM II Level Council (MOD)

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Promotion to the post of Supervisor (NT) from Leading Fireman: Norms Relaxation in OFB BPMS

Promotion to the post of Supervisor (NT) from Leading Fireman: Norms Relaxation in OFB.

REF: BPMS / MoD / 90th SCM (4/1/M) Dated: 26.09.2016

To,
The Under Secretary D (Estt./NG)
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
B Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi 110011
Subject: Promotion to the post of Supervisor (NT) from Leading Fireman: Norms Relaxation in OFB.

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the Agenda Point No. 63 raised by this federation BPMS in the Steering Committee meeting for the 90th Departmental Council (JCM) (MoD) held on 27.09.2013 {Refer MoD F.No. 5(2)/2013/D(JCM), Dated 24.09.2013}. This federation submitted that Hon’ble CAT/Principal Bench, New Delhi in OA No. 1396 of 2008 Shri M.R.Meena Vs Union of India has ordered that parity should be maintained between Leading Hand Fire with other feeder grades (viz. LDC, Photographer, Telephone Operator II & Subedar Durwan) for the promotion to the post of Supervisor (Non Technical).

According to existing SRO 30, dated 14.07.2010, Ministry of Defence, Ordnance Factories, Supervisor (Non-Technical) and Telephone Operator Grade II Group C Posts Recruitment Rules, 2010, 50% vacant posts of Supervisor (Non-Tech) will be filled up by promotion from Photographer, Telephone Operator Grade-II, Subedar Durwan and Leading Hand Fire. This fifty per cent post of Supervisor (NT) may be filled up by 64% from the Leading Hand Fires in the Pay Band I Rs. (5200 to 20200) plus Grade Pay of Rs. 2000/- with five years of regular service in the grade and possessing any of the following qualification:

(a) having passed the Senior Fire Supervisory Course from Defence Institute of Fire Research, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi; or

(b) having passed the Sub Officer’s Course from National Fire Service College, Nagpur or any other recognized institute; or

(c) having passed Station Officer’s Course or Assistant Divisional Officer’s or Divisional Officer’s Course from National Fire Service College, Nagpur or any other recognized institute;
or
(d) Degree in Fire Engineering from Nagpur University or any other recognized institute; or

(e) having passed Graduateship from Institute of Fire Engineers United Kingdom or Graduateship from Institute of Fire Engineers India

It is to be noted that this fifty per cent post will be be filled up by 17% from amongst Telephone Operators in the Pay Band I Rs. (5200 to 20200) plus GP Rs. 1900/- with 08 years regular service; 12% from Subedar Durwan in the Pay band of Rs. (4400 to 7440) plus GP Rs. 1600/- with 14 years regular service in the grade; 7% from Photographer in the Pay band I Rs. (5200 to 20200) plus GP Rs. 1900/- with 08 years regular service. From above it is seen that Leading Hand Fire should have more qualification in comparison to the other feeder categories for Supervisor (NT) whereas all the incumbents have to perform the same responsibility with the same Grade Pay, i.e. Rs. 2400/- (Pre Revised Rs. 4000 to 6000).

It is to be kept in the mind that Vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Notification G.S.R. 622(E), dated 29.08.2008 CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 has been introduced and the First Schedule Part-B, Section II states that Station Officer’s pay scale Rs. (4000 to 6000) (Fire Fighting Staff) has been upgraded to Rs. (4500 to 7000) and revised to GP Rs. 2800/-, whereas Supervisor (NT) is being granted the GP Rs. 2400/- on promotion from the post of Leading Hand Fire. Thus, the provisions of SRO 30 have not been framed considering the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 as the qualification of only one of the feeder posts Leading Hand Fire has been enhanced but the Grade Pay of promotional post Supervisor (NT) for Fire Fighting Staff has not been enhanced to Rs. 2800/-

In this regards, comments offered by D(Estt./NG) is enclosed for your ready reference. Therefore, your attention is invited to Rule 6 of SRO 30 which empowers the Central Government to relax the provisions of these rules to any class or category of persons and you are requested to take appropriate action so that existing Leading Hand Fire incumbents who are not fulfilling the requisite qualification may also be promoted to the post of Supervisor (NT) by granting relaxation in qualification as mentioned hereinabove.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

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Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys: BPMS

Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys: BPMS

REF: BPMS / MoD / MACP / 64 (7/3/M)

Dated: 26.09.2016

To,
The Under Secretary D (Estt./NG)
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
B Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys.

Sir,
With due regards, it is submitted that this federation has raised an issue in JCM III Level Council (OFB) for grant of financial upgradation in promotional hierarchy under ACP Scheme to those Durwan, Jamadar Durwan, Subedar Durwan who have completed 12 yrs or 24 yrs of regular service upto 31.08.2008.

In turn OFB is communicating that a proposal has been forwarded to MoD with necessary recommendations of OFB but the matter is pending with MoD till date. Therefore, you are requested to expedite the matter so that Durwan, Jamadar Durwan & Subedar Durwan may be granted financial upgradations in promotional hierarchy without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

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Source: BPMS

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Increase in Retirement age to 65 for Doctors of OFB

Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ordnance Factory Board (Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence)

BPMS

REF:BPMS/DoP&T/Retirement/53 (7/3/L)

Dated: 18.09.2016

To,

Dr. Jitendra Singh,
Minister of State, Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension,
North Block, New Delhi 110001

Subject: Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ord Fy Board (Department of Defence Production, Min of Def).

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to the speech of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi which he delivered on 26th May, 2016 in Saharanpur (U.P.) in a rally to observe the second anniversary of his Government, which was as under:

There is a shortage of doctors. In government hospitals, their retirement is 60 years in some states, 62 in some others. If adequate number of medical institutes were there, then we would have more doctors and would not feel the shortage. It is difficult to make doctors in two years but poor families cannot be forced to live without doctors.

Therefore from Uttar Pradesh, I want to announce this to my countrymen that this week our government’s Cabinet will take a decision within a week and the retirement age of our doctors, whether in states or Government of India, would be made 65 years instead of 60 or 62.

Honouring the promise of Prime Minister, the Department of Personnel & Training, MoP, PG & P, GOI issued Notification (GSR No. 567-E, Dated 31.05.2016) for amendment in FR 56 (bb) whereby the age of superannuation in respect of General Duty Medical Officers and Specialists included in Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health Sub-cadres of Centre Health Service has been enhanced to 65 yrs.

Considering the huge shortage of Specialists (75%) & GDMOs (25%) in Indian Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories (Department of Defence Production, Min of Defence) this issue was brought to notice of Hon’ble Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar by this federation and requested him to take appropriate action to enhance the retirement age of IOFHS Cadre.

In turn Hon’ble Defence Minister assured for extension of coverage of FR 56(bb) in favour of IOFHS Cadre forthwith. Thereafter, in the month of August, 2016 MoD has sent a proposal to DoP&T for necessary approval / action and to expedite that the Secretary, Department of Defence Production also wrote a DO Letter to Secretary, DoP&T to expedite the matter but the file is moving from one Ministry / Department to another.

It is worth to mention here that Min of Railways, Home Affairs, Municipality Corporation of Delhi etc. have already enhanced the superannuation age of their Doctors and meanwhile Min of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide F.No. Z.16024/11/2016-CHS.V Dated 30.08.2016 that Departments / Ministries may take decision, with the approval of their respective competent authorities on the enhancement of the age of superannuation of doctors.

Now the time has come for Bureaucratic System to respect, accept & adopt the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s 3S Speed, Skill & Scale to resolve the issues of Government Employees.

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary directives to the concerned authorities to extend the provisions of FR 56(bb) in respect of all the doctors of OFB so that the organization as well as the incumbents may also be benefitted with enhanced age of superannuation of 65 yrs with effect from 31.05.2016.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

sd

(M P SINGH)

General Secretary

BPMS

REF:BPMS/MOD/Retirement/53(7/3/L)

Dated: 18.09.2016

To,

Shri Manohar Parrikarji,
Union Minister for Defence,
Government of India,
South Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi  110011

Subject: Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ord Fy Board (Department of Defence Production, Min of Def).

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to this federation’s letter of even no. dated 30.07.2016 whereby it has been requested to your good self to enhance the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ordnance Factories and during your visit at the residence of Sri Rakesh Singh, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Jabalpur (M.P.) you have kindly assured this Federation BPMS to resolve the issue without further delay.

Thereupon, for extension of coverage of FR 56(bb) in favour of IOFHS Cadre, in the month of August, 2016 MoD has sent a proposal to DoP&T for necessary approval / action and to expedite it, the Secretary, Department of Defence Production also wrote a ‘DO Letter’ to Secretary, DoP&T to expedite the matter but the file is moving from one Ministry / Department to another.

Meanwhile Min of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide F.No. Z.16024/11/2016- CHS.V Dated 30.08.2016 that Departments / Ministries may take decision, with the approval of their respective competent authorities on the enhancement of the age of superannuation of doctors.

In such circumstances, being the competent authority of Min of Defence, you are requested to approve the proposal of enhancement of superannuation of doctors of OFB without obtaining the permission of DoP&T as the other Ministries like MHA, Railways etc. have already done.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

sd

(M P SINGH)

General Secretary

Source: BPMS

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Discontentment amongst the Government Employees against Cabinet Decision on the 7th CPC recommendations – BPMS

Discontentment amongst the Government Employees against Cabinet Decision on the 7th CPC recommendations – BPMS

bpms

REF: BPMS/Cir/17th TC/08

Dated: 13.08.2016

To,

The President/General Secretary

Unions Affiliated to the Federation.

Office Bearers & Executive Committee Members

BPMS

Subject: Agitational Programme to be held from 22.08.2016 to 27.08.2016.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

It is hoped that all of you are well and busy in accelerating trade union activities. As all of you know that the notification and the revised pay rules related to 7th CPC have been promulgated by the Government without any change as it was recommended by 7th CPC. Neither Pay Commission nor the Government paid any heed to our demands and thereby we are constrained to take some agitational steps.

In this regard, a mass rally has been scheduled at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on 29.08.2016 to protest anti-employee attitude of the Government and to constrain the Government for paying heed to our genuine demands. It is worth to mention here that prior to Cabinet Meeting on 7th CPC held on 29 June, 2016; NJCA had announced an indefinite strike to be commenced from 11 July, 2016. But it bowed before the pressure exerted by the Government and cancelled the strike when grief, sorrow and discontentment of the employees were on its culmination erupted by anti-employee attitude of the Government. The postponement of the strike by NJCA has jolted the trade union movement and put a question mark on the worthy of existence of the unions.

There is a need to prepare ourselves and make aware others with respect to our demands, continuous struggles and humongous Delhi rally. To fulfill the above purpose a one week start up programme from 22.08.2016 to 27.08.2016 has been scheduled to protest anti-employee and antiprogressive attitude of the Government. In the programme, Gate meetings, Slogan Shouthing, Demonstration at main gate etc will be conducted as per feasibility. On the last day of the Programme viz 27.08.2016 a memorandum addressed to Hon’able Prime Minister has to be submitted

through Hon’able Member of Parliament of your constituency.

Your support for the said programme is solicited.

Brotherly yours

(M P SINGH)

General Secretary

Enclosed: Proforma of Memorandum

Copy to:

1- The General Secretary

BMS, New Delhi

2- The In-charge

BPMS, Lucknow

3- The Secretary General

GENC, Kanpur

To,

The Prime Minister,

Govt of India,

South Block, Raisina Hills

New Delhi – 110 011

Through: Shri …………….

Hon’ble Member of Parliament,

Subject : Discontentment amongst the Government Employees against Central Government’s Cabinet Decision on the 7th CPC recommendations.

Hon’ble Sir,

1. The disappointment and discontentment prevailing amongst the Central Government employees, their families and their colleagues of all the State Governments, who were waiting eagerly from the Central Government Cabinet to overturn the some of the excruciating recommendations of 7th CPC have compelled us to draw your kind attention towards it.

2. The Cabinet’s decision on the recommendations of 7th CPC has jolted to the faith of employees who believe in the assurances given in the format & informal meetings between the Ministers of Union Government and trade union/federations including affiliated to Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh.

3. It is regretted to submit that the annoyance of all the lowest rung employees has reached in a manner wherein they are flaying the Central Government for not taking note of their hope of enhancing the minimum pay from Rs 18000/- and multiplying factor from 2.57, rate of interest from 3% to 5% and non-merging any of the Grade Pay of PB-1 & PB-2. Also neither New Pension Scheme has been scrapped nor the Government assured for minimum guaranteed pension for the recruits on or after 01.01.2004 nor the arrears of enhanced Bonus have yet been paid despite passing of reasonable time in accepting the amendment to the Bonus Act.

4. It is worth to mention that while considering the recommendations of 7th CPC, the assurances of the responsible Union Ministers after lengthy deliberations with the reps of this Federation have been totally ignored which resultant the awkward position of the Federation too. It is well known fact that the Union Government’s decision shall not affect the Central employees only but shall affect the State employees too since by now and large, the identical report is to be implemented by them also.

5. Being the only hope from your kind goodself, we look forward for interfering into the matter in order of avoiding of becoming the image of anti-workers of the Government both at the level of Central as well State employees.

With deep regards.

Sincerely yours

(Name)

General Secretary

Source: BPMS

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Payment of Overtime, Piece Work Earning & Incentive Bonus on Implementation of instructions of 7th CPC recommendations:BPMS

Payment of Overtime, Piece Work Earning & Incentive Bonus on Implementation of instructions of 7th CPC recommendations:BPMS

BHARTIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH

Ref: BPMS /OFB / OTA / 43 A (7/2/R)
Dated: 30.07.2016

To,
The DGOF & Chairman,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10-A, S. K. Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700001

Kind Attention: (Shri S K Singh, Director/IR, OFB)

Subject: Payment of Overtime, Piece Work Earning & Incentive Bonus on Implementation of instructions of 7th CPC recommendations regarding.

Respected Sir,

With due regards, I would like to invite your kind attention to the Section 59 of Factories Act, 1948, which states that a worker shall be entitled to wages at the rate of twice of his ordinary rate of wages, in respect of Overtime work and as per Sub Section (2) of Section 59 the ‘ordinary rate of wages’ means the basic wages plus such allowances, including the cash equivalent of the advantage accruing through the concessional rate to workers of food grains and other articles, as the worker is for the time being entitled to but does not include a bonus and wages for overtime work.

Now, Govt of India, Min of Finance (Department of Expenditure) has passed & adopted the Resolution (No. 1-2/2016-IC, Dated 25.07.2016) regarding 07th CPC recommendations on revised pay structure with effect from 01.01.2016.

Hence, all the industrial & non-industrial employees of Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories, who are deputed on overtime, have become eligible for payment of overtime allowance on the revised pay under the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 in compliance of statutory order of Section 59 of the Factories Act, 1948.

It is worth to mention here that regarding fixation of pay and payment of arrears, instructions have been issued vide Implementation Cell, 7th CPC O.M. No. 1-5/2016-IC, Dated 29.07.2016.

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary directives for the payment of overtime allowance on the revised pay of 07th CPC and also to co-relate the piece work & incentive accordingly.

Thanking you

Sincerely Yours

(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/overtime-revision-mqvg.pdf

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