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Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme (MACPS) to Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.09.2008 – clarification on counting of pre-appointment training w.r.t. Para 9 of MACPS guidelines

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MACP to Central Govt employees from 01.09.2008 – Clarification on counting of pre-appointment training

No. 4-7/MACPS/2009-PCC (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001
Date : 02.07.2018

To
All Heads of Circles.

Sub : Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme (MACPS) to Central Government employees w.e.f. 01.09.2008 – clarification on counting of pre-appointment training w.r.t. Para 9 of MACPS guidelines – regarding.

The MACP Scheme promulgated by DoP&T vide OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) dated 19.05.2009 was circulated in the Department vide OM No. 4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dated 18.09.2009. Directorate has been receiving numerous references from service unions/ federations and Circles to clarify as to whether the pre-appointment training period will be counted for the purpose of MACPS or not with reference to Para 9 of the Scheme.

2. The matter was taken up with the nodal Department i.e. DoP&T for clarification. The DoP&T has clarified vide Dy. No. 1312914/18/CR dated 5.6.2018 as under :

“as per provisions of MACP Scheme as contained in Para 9 of Annexure -1 of MACP Scheme dated 19th May 2009, pre-appointment training before regular appointment is not counted for the purpose of MACP Scheme. ”

3. All concerned may take action accordingly.

(R.L.Patel)
Asstt. Director General (GDS/PCC)

Source: utilities.cept.gov.in

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Reimbursement of Taxes/GST on the prescribed entitlement of Hotel accommodation/Guest House to Central Government employees

Reimbursement of Taxes/GST on the prescribed entitlement of Hotel accommodation/Guest House to Central Govt. employees

No. 19030/2/2017.E.IV

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 29th June,2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Reimbursement of Taxes/GST on the prescribed entitlement of Hotel accommodation/Guest House to Central Govt. employees – reg.

Various references have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Taxes/GST on the prescribed entitlement of Hotel accommodation/Guest House as mentioned in Para 2E(i) of the annexure to this Department’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017.

2. The matter has been considered in this Department and it is clarified that the entitlement prescribed in r/o Hotel accommodation/Guest House as mentioned in Para 2E(i) of above mentioned 0M, is exclusive of all Taxes/GST and these Taxes/GST shall be reimbursed to the Govt. employee over and above the prescribed entitlement. Further, reimbursement of GST shall be calculated on the actual charges paid by the Central Govt. employee within his/her prescribed entitlement,

3. This is issued with the approval of Competent Authority.

S/d,
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoE

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Scrap NPS restore defined benefit old pension scheme (OPS) for all Central govt employees & State Govt employees. Settle 10 points charter of demands of confederation.

Scrap NPS restore defined benefit old pension scheme (OPS) for all Central govt employees & State Govt employees. Settle 10 points charter of demands of confederation.

Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers Central Headquarters
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi-110001

Ref: Confdn/2016-19 Dated – 28.06.2018

* SCRAP NPS Restore Defined Benefit Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for all employees.
* SETTLE 10 POINTS CHARACTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION

NATIONWIDE ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15-11-2018
MASS RALLY AT NEW DELHI ON 25TH SEPTEMBER 2018

Central Govt. Employees, State Govt. Employees, Public Sector Employees and other Class and Mass organisations will participate.

Dear Comrades,
Please refer to the Confederation Circular dated 25-06-2018 wherein the Resolution & declaration, Programme of action and charter of demands adopted in the 10th June 2018 National Convention of Central Govt. Employees are published. A very big mass rally will be organised at New Delhi on 05-09-2018 along with State Government employees, Public sector employees and other class and mass organisations. Quota fixed for each affiliate and C-O-Cs are furnished below. Regarding accommodation etc. for the participants in the rally, each organisation/C-O-C shall make their own arrangements. Up and down travel tickets of the participants should be booked well in advance. As State Govt. Employees etc. are also participating in the rally, it will be difficult to get confirmed tickets in the last minute. All affiliates and C-O-Cs are requested to finalise the delegates of each unit and first priority may be given for booking tickets. For any help at New Delhi, C-O-C, Delhi State Committee may be contacted.

1. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee 09868520926
General Secretary, C-O-C. 09013163804
2. Com. Giriraj Singh 09811213808
President, C-O-C.

Name of affiliated
organisation/C-O-C

No.of employees –
quota fixed for mobilising and
participating in the rally.

1. National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE)  – 5,000
2. Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) – 1,000
3. All India Audit & Accounts Association – 500
4. All India Civil Accounts Employees Association – 500
5. National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE)  – 300
6. All India Central Ground Water Board Employees Association (AICGWBEA) – 300
7. Geological Survey of India Employees Association (GSIEA) – 200
8. All other affiliated organisations  – 100 each
9. C-O-C Delhi – 500
10. C-O-Cs UP  – 800
11. C-O-C West Bengal – 300
12. C-O-C Kerala – 150
13. C-O-C Tamilnadu – 200
14. C-O-C AP & Telangana – 300
15. C-O-C Karnataka – 200
16. C-O-Cs Maharashtra – 300
17. C-O-C Odisha – 150
18. C-O-C Assam & NE – 200
19. All other state C-O-Cs 100 – each

All affiliates are requested to allote quota to their lower units immediately. Please instruct all units to book tickets immediately.

Fraternally Yours,

M. Krishnan
Secretary General,
Confederation.
Mob.& Whats App: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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Grant of Tough Location Allowance to Central Government Employees of Darjeeling

Grant of Tough Location Allowance to Central Govt. Employees of Darjeeling

Consider grant of any kind of Special Duty Allowance/Tough Location Allowance/High Altitude Allowance as a special case

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19

Dated : 14.03.2018

To

The Secretary
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi – 110001

Sir,

Sub:  Grant of Tough Location Allowance to Central Govt. Employees of Darjeeling.

This is to bring to your kind notice that Hill Compensatory Allowance (HCA) was being paid till June 2017 to the employees of Darjeeling. Unfortunately HCA has been withdrawan from the month of July 2017 onwards after implementation of 7th CPC Allowance Committee report. However, the neighbouring state, Sikkim is still getting the Special Compensatory Allowance (SCA). It is worth mentioning that Darjeeling and Sikkim share same type of terrain, alongwith climatic conditions. It is further to mention here that the employees of some hill areas viz; Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, comparatively similar to Darjeeling Hills, are enjoying Tough Location Allowance (TLA). But the employees of Darjeeling are deprived of both the Tough Location Allowance (TLA) and Special Compensatory Allowance (SCA).

Darjeeling being the world famous tourist spot and the “Queen of Hills” is one of the expensive place to live in as all the basic commodities are to come from Siliguri, which is a ‘Y’ category city with 16% HRA. This has led the employees of Darjeeling being economically handicapped with the removal of Hill Compensatory Allowance.

In view of the above, I request you to review the orders withdrawing the Allowance already enjoyed by the employees of Darjeeling, and Consider grant of any kind of Special Duty Allowance/Tough Location Allowance/High Altitude Allowance as a special case, considering the geographical, climatical and economical hardship faced by the employees.

Awaiting response,

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
& Member, Standing Committee
National Council (JCM)
Mob: 09447168125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: Confederation

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PFRDA identifies 21 Banks as Makers of Excellence under Atal Pension Yojana Outreach Programme;The Number of Current APY subscribers crosses 86 Lacs mark

Ministry of Finance

PFRDA identifies 21 Banks as Makers of Excellence under Atal Pension Yojana Outreach Programme; The Number of Current APY subscribers crosses 86 Lacs mark.

15 FEB 2018

With a view to bring the economically disadvantaged section of the society in the unorganized sector within the pension fold or old age income security coverage, Government had launched the Atal Pension Yojana (APY)in May 2015.

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in association with Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance conducts APY Outreach Programme on a regular basis. Accordingly, PFRDA has observed a Campaign namely, Makers of Excellence for the Chairmen and MDs of all the Public Sector Banks, Private Sector Banks, Regional Rural Banks, Cooperative Banks (Rural & Urban) & Department of Post for registration of subscriber under APY during the month of Dec 2017 for a fortnight. Under the campaign, nearly, 6 lacs APY accounts were sourced by the APY Service Provider Banks. Targets were allocated to various banks to be achieved during the Campaign. A total of 21 banks- 6 Public sector banks, 14 Regional Rural Banks and 1 Cooperative Bank were able to achieve the target under the campaign and became the Makers of Excellence. PFRDA has planned to award the Top Management of the winning banks at the upcoming PFRDA Pension Conclave in national capital.

The winning Banks and their performance is as below:

S. No. Name of the APY Service Provider Category Number of Branches Minimum No. of Funded Accounts to be Sourced under Makers of Excellence Campaign Actual No. of Funded Accounts Sourced under Makers of Excellence Campaign Remarks (Qualified
/Not Qualified
1 CANARA BANK PSU 6,050 35,000 101,669 Qualified
2 INDIAN BANK PSU 2,588 15,000 76,823 Qualified
3 ANDHRA BANK PSU 2,903 15,000 57,315 Qualified
4 BANK OF BARODA PSU 5,460 30,000 42,665 Qualified
5 ALLAHABAD BANK PSU 3,143 20,000 30,029 Qualified
6 VIJAYA BANK PSU 1,603 10,000 28,241 Qualified
7 GRAMIN BANK OF ARYAVART RRB 700 3,500 5,915 Qualified
8 MADHYA BIHAR GRAMIN BANK RRB 698 3,490 5,507 Qualified
9 PRAGATHI KRISHNA GRAMIN BANK RRB 650 3,250 5,383 Qualified
10 PRATHAMA BANK RRB 412 2,060 5,288 Qualified
11 BARODA UTTAR PRADESH GRAMIN BANK RRB 924 4,620 5,125 Qualified
12 ANDHRA PRADESH GRAMEENA VIKAS BANK RRB 768 3,840 4,893 Qualified
13 BARODA RAJASTHAN KSHETRIYA GRAMIN BANK RRB 819 4,095 4,560 Qualified
14 PURVANCHAL BANK RRB 570 2,850 3,368 Qualified
15 KAVERI GRAMEENA BANK RRB 497 2,485 2,942 Qualified
16 DENA GUJARAT GRAMIN BANK RRB 234 1,170 2,322 Qualified
17 BIHAR GRAMIN BANK RRB 376 1,880 2,258 Qualified
18 CHAITANYA GODAVARI GRAMEENA BANK RRB 203 1,015 1,714 Qualified
19 PALLAVAN GRAMA BANK RRB 256 1,280 1,431 Qualified
20 SAPTAGIRI GRAMEENA BANK RRB 207 1,035 1,074 Qualified
21 THE BEGUSARAI CENTRAL COOPERATIVE BANK LTD DCCB 9 45 113 Qualified

The APY scheme became operational from 1st June, 2015 and is available to all citizens of India in the age group of 18-40 years. Under the Scheme, a subscriber would receive a minimum guaranteed pension of Rs.1000 to Rs.5000 per month, depending upon his contribution, from the age of 60 years. The same pension would be paid to the spouse of the subscriber and on the demise of both the subscriber and spouse, the accumulated pension wealth is returned to the nominee.

The APY Scheme follows the same investment pattern as applicable to the NPS contribution of Central Govt employees. During the year 2016-17, it has earned a return of 13.91%.

The number of current APY Subscribers has crossed 86 lacs mark. The yearly addition in APY enrollment is provided below:

APY Subscriber Addition (In Lacs)
Year 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18

( till 13thFeb 2018)

Total
No of Subscribers ( lacs) 24.84 23.99 37.63 86.46

 

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Year End review: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Year End review: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Following are the highlights of the activities of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions during the year 2017:

Prime Minister presents awards to civil servants on Civil Services Day; a record number of 2,345 entries were received to compete for the prestigious “Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2017″. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, presented awards for Excellence in Implementation of Priority Programmes and addressed Civil Servants on the occasion of the eleventh Civil Services Day on April 21, 2017. The Prime Minister presented a total of 12 awards, which included 10 under the five Priority Programmes (Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM), Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, Start-Up India & Stand-Up India) and 2 under Innovation in Public Governance category.

A record number of 2,345 entries were received to compete for the prestigious “Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2017″. Of the 2,345 entries received for the awards, 1,515 have been received from 599 districts under the priority programmes category and 830 from various organizations and government agencies under innovation category.

PM addresses IAS Officers of the 2015 batch. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, addressed IAS Officers of the 2015 batch at the Inaugural Session of Assistant Secretaries on July 3, 2017. The Prime Minister advised young IAS officers to avoid getting into a mindset that resists change, and fill India’s administrative system with the energy of ‘New India.’ As part of their Valedictory Session as Assistant Secretaries, IAS officers of the 2015 batch on September 26, 2017 made presentations before the Prime Minister.

First ‘Pension Adalat’ by DoP&PW held on September 20, 2017. MoS (PP) Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the first ‘Pension Adalat’ on September 20, 2017 at the Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop organised by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW). During the Pension Adalat, out of the 29 selected cases, 19 cases were resolved in the Adalat itself. 18 out of these 19 cases were resolved by accepting the claims of the Pensioners. As on November 30, 2017, out of 29 grievances raised in Adalat, 26 have been resolved.

The ‘Anubhav’ awards 2017 were presented to 16 pensioners for their contribution towards creating institutional memory for the departments. Till date, 4,406 write-ups have been published on Anubhav.

DARPG starts ‘DARPGSEVA’ to address issues related to public grievances and administrative reforms. The DARPG started its Twitter Seva on February 1, 2017. The Twitter Handle is ‘DARPGSEVA’. The Twitter Seva aims to address issues relating to the DARPG like Public Grievances and Administrative Reforms etc. The Twitter Seva enables the DARPG to reach out to the common public and various stakeholders for facilitating redress of grievances and other issues of importance relating to the department.

Prompt disposal of grievances by Government; DARPG writes to States Governments to link their Grievance Cells to Government’s CPGRAMS. The number of grievances lodged by the people have increased 7 fold since 2014, from about 2 lakh grievances to about 14 lakh this year. This is due to the prompt response given by the Department to their grievances. Now about 99% grievances are being disposed by the DARPG. The average response time to the grievances has been reduced, e.g. in Department of Revenue, it has reduced from 108 days in 2014 to 25 days this year and similarly in Department of Telecom, it has reduced from 19 days in 2014 to 12 days this year. The DARPG is also writing letters to the Chief Secretaries of the states to link their Grievance Cells to the CPGRAMS Portal of the Union Government. It will bring uniformity and ease of disposal. It will also provide a comprehensive view of the grievances.

DARPG Grievance Study Analysis of 20 Ministries released. The DARPG’s Grievance Study Analysis of 20 Ministries was released on August 25, 2017. The “Grievance Analysis & Systemic Reforms” Study was conducted for 20 ministries in the year 2015. As a result, 65 reforms have been introduced which has a positive impact on governance. Study has been undertaken for 20 more ministries in 2017 and 180 reforms have been suggested.  Steps have been taken to identify focus issues and arrive at the root cause of grievance so as to enable systemic reforms to be put in place to alleviate the root cause. A Project Management Unit has been set up for monitoring these reforms in consultation with concerned Ministries/Departments. A dedicated team has been engaged who conduct intensive deliberations with the concerned Ministries/Departments for identifying the reforms that have been implemented and draw up the monitoring metrics indicating impact of these reforms.

Centralised Pension Grievance Registration and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS). Concerted efforts are being made to bring down the pendency of old grievances while maintaining the quality in disposal for which regular review meetings were held with the Nodal Officers of various Ministries/Departments. As a result, 22,027 grievances were disposed off during the period 01.04.2017 to 24.11.17. The time limit to redress grievances is 60 days. During the same period, 84.2% grievances were disposed of within 60 days.

New training programme ‘COMMIT’ launched for State Government officials. MoS, Dr. Jitendra Singh launched a new training programme, ‘Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training’ (COMMIT) for State Government officials on June 29, 2017. The objective of this training programme is to improve the public service delivery mechanism and provide citizen centric administration through capacity building of officials who interact with the citizens on day-to-day basis.

7th edition of the Vigilance Manual released; online version also released for the first time. The 7th edition of the Vigilance Manual of CVC was released on September 7, 2017. The present edition of the Vigilance Manual is a public document accessible through CVC’s website www.cvc.nic.in. The online version has been released along with the printed version for the first time. The 2017 edition of the Vigilance Manual incorporates 567 Paras divided into 11 Chapters with appropriate citations.

CVC to develop Integrity Index of 25 Organizations. In line with the broader strategy and emphasis on preventive vigilance, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) announced in October that it believes that the next level of systemic change can be through the tool of Integrity Index. The CVC has therefore decided to go in for development of the Integrity Index-based on bench-marking of internal processes and controls within an organisation as well as management of relationships and expectations of outside stakeholders.

Online Software for Departmental Proceedings launched. The online software for Departmental Proceedings was launched on June 22, 2017. The online system will enable monitoring of the departmental cases more effectively to complete inquiries within stipulated timeframes and fix accountability at different stages. The online portal will initially be adopted in respect of IAS officers posted in the Central Government and will subsequently be extended to AIS officers in the Central Government as well as Central Group ‘A’ employees. The State Governments will also be involved in the subsequent phases for consideration of extension to AIS officers serving in the States.

Government lays down specific ‘timeline’ for completing enquiry against officers and members of All India Services (AIS). The AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969 have been amended to provide specific timelines at different stages of the enquiry, with a view to complete the disciplinary proceedings against the members of AIS in a time-bound manner.

MoU between LBSNAA, Mussoorie and Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM. In March, 2017 the Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie and Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM), Namibia in the field of capacity building of public officials of Namibia and other training activities for the benefit of both the institutes.

Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad and Central University of Jammu sign MoU. Signed in New Delhi on February 10, 2017, the MoU facilitates joint activities and synergy in areas such as capacity building, evaluation studies, executive education and related areas. It included activities such as design, development and delivery of teaching and training programmes; reciprocal recognition of each other’s degrees, diplomas, certificates etc.

2,149 Public Authorities aligned with the RTI Online Portal. 2,149 Public Authorities have aligned with the RTI Online Portal. This portal is in line with the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India. The emphasis of the Government has always been on transparency and good governance. The government is persuading the States to implement the RTI Online portal. The RTI online portal will also curb delays in responding to the RTIs.

Mobile App for pensioners. Moving from e-governance to m-governance, various facilities for pensioners have been brought under Mobile App.  MoS-PP, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the Mobile App on September 20, 2017 that has been created to avail the services of Pensioners’ Portal. With the App, a superannuating central civil government official will be able to monitor the progress of his pension settlement, and retired officials will be able to self-assess their pension through the pension calculator and are also able to register their grievances, if any, and get updates on orders issued by the Department.

Scrapping of Interview by States and UTs. 18 States and 7 Union Territories have discontinued the practice of interview in recruitment for lower level posts. The objective of discontinuation of interview in selection process at lower level posts is to curb corruption, more objective selection in transparent manner and substantially easing the problems of poor aspirants.

Online Vigilance System of Board and below Board Level Executives of CPSEs and e-Service Book of the DoPT employees launched. The Online Vigilance System of Board and below Board Level Executives of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) was launched on March 30, 2017. The e-Service Book of the DoPT employees was also launched on the occasion. The Online Vigilance System is a technology based mechanism introduced to obtain vigilance status of 120-130 Board Level executive appointments made annually of CPSEs timely, accurately and objectively so that process of their appointment is expedited. The system would enable efficient vigilance clearance of officers on real time basis who apply for these senior level posts. The e-service book has been implemented by DoPT for its 661 employees and is taking concrete steps to roll out e-service book in respect of all Central Govt. employees in a time bound manner with the support of NIC and involvement of Cadre Controlling Authorities. In this regard a workshop of all Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) was organised in April, 2017 to discuss the roll out plan in all Ministries and Departments.

Liberalisation and simplification of GPF Rules. In a major relief for government employees, Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare in March, 2017 announced several relaxations in General Provident Fund Rules, with liberalization and simplification, particularly relating to advances and withdrawals by the subscriber/employee. As per the liberalised rules, limits for withdrawals have been raised and procedures simplified especially for activities of house building and education of children, where the costs have gone up manifold over the last two decades. In furtherance of the Government’s commitment towards self-certification, subscribers will be allowed to withdraw funds based on a simple declaration. No further documentary evidence will be required.

20th National Conference on e-Governance organised in Vishakhapatnam on January 9-10, 2017. Organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), in association with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, and Government of Andhra Pradesh, the Conference was addressed by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu. National Awards for e-Governance 2016-17 were presented on the occasion.

Regional Conferences on “Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices” A two-day Regional Conference on “Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices” involving 12 States and 4 UTs of Northern, Western and Central Region of India held on July 7-8, 2017 in Nainital. Another Regional Conference on the subject was held in Goa on September 14-15, 2017. Delegates from 25 States/UTs (of Southern, Central, Eastern, North Eastern Regions and 5 other States/UTs) participated in the conference. On December 22-23, 2017 the Regional Conference on Good Governance was held in Guwahati, where delegates from 36 States and UTs participated.

The DARPG has so far organized 27 such regional conferences to share experiences in the formulation and successful implementation of Good Governance practices and to facilitate speedy and efficient delivery of public services.

Vice President inaugurated the Vigilance Awareness Week, 2017. The Vice-President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Vigilance Awareness Week, 2017 on October 30, 2017, organised by the Central Vigilance Commission. The theme of the week this year was “My Vision-Corruption-free India”.

12th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission held on December 6, 2017. Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 12th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC) on December 06, 2017. While delivering the inaugural address, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the information has to be given in a language which is understandable to everyone, especially the one who applies for it.  The Commission had about 26,000 cases pending as on 31.03.2017 as compared to about 35,000 pending cases as on 01.04. 2016.  More than 3,500 queries have been answered by CIC through facilitation desk. In the year 2016-17, the CIC conducted about 15,000 video conferences. Prior to the Annual Convention, two seminars were held in May and July this year, to discuss ‘Implementation of the Right to Information Act 2005′ and ‘Land Records and RTI Act’ respectively.

29th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) held in New Delhi on January 12, 2017. Organised by the DoP&PW, the SCOVA meeting was chaired by MoS (PP) Dr. Jitendra Singh. During the meeting, the Minister said that minimum pension has been increased to Rs. 9,000 per person and ex-gratia amount has been increased from Rs. 10-15 lakh to Rs. 25-35 lakh.

Jeevan PramaanLaunched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in November, 2014, more than 11 lakh pensioners availed this Aadhar-based scheme for online submission of digital life certificate through banks during the month November, 2017. The scheme benefits pensioners specially the old and infirm who can submit life certificate from the comfort of their homes anywhere in the country or abroad. Till date about 93% of the pension bank accounts of Central Government pensioners drawing pension through banks have been seeded with Aadhaar Numbers.

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Expected DA from January 2018: Confirm 7th CPC DA @ 7% & Expected 6th CPC @ 143% – CPI(IW) Index of Oct, 17 released

Expected DA from January 2018: Confirm 7th CPC DA @ 7% & Expected 6th CPC @ 143% – CPI(IW) Index of Oct, 17 released

All India Consumer Price(Industrial Workers) Index Number [CPI(IW)] of Oct, 2017 has been released yesterday by Labour Bureau and increased by 2 points and pegged at 287 (two hundred and eighty seven). With this increase 7th CPC Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief for Central Govt Employees and Pensioner w.e.f. the month from January, 2018 will be 7% with 2% increase in July, 2017 DA/DR. On the other hand the 6th CPC DA speculated to be 143% with 4% increase in present DA Rate.

The speculation of month of Sept, 2017 while 5 points increase in All India Consumer Price(Industrial Workers) Index Number [CPI(IW)] of July, 2017 was indicating 7% 7th CPC Dearness Allowance with 2% increase & 142% 6th CPC DA with 3% increase in 6th CPC Dearness Allowance from January, 2018 has comes true after 3 months.

Only two months index is to be needed to give the calculated figure for the January, 2018 DA/DR but the confirm speculation is being given through the undermentioned table. The undermentioned speculations are checking the Expected DA 2018 by extreme up and down level of CPI(IW) Number. A major ups and down in index will give the confirm 7% 7th CPC DA and a minor change will give variation in 6th CPC DA as 142% or 143%. Have a look on expected DA table:

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 Expected DA from Jan, 2018: ACPIN (IW) for Oct, 2017 released – 2 Points increased

No. 5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 30th November, 2017

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – October, 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for October, 2017 increased by 2 points and pegged at 287 (two hundred and eighty seven). On l-month percentage change, it increased by (+)0.70 per cent between September, 2017 and October, 2017 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.36 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.94 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Milk (Buffalo), Onion, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrot, Gourd, Coconut, French Beans, Green Coriander Leaves, Lady’s Finger, Parval, Potato, Tomato, Torai, Cigarette, Cooking Gas, Doctor’s Fee, Cinema Charges, Repair Charges, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Arhar Dal, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Chillies Green, Peas, Apple, Banana, Orange, Petrol, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 3.24 per cent for October, 2017 as compared to 2.89 per cent for the previous month and 3.35 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 2.26 per cent against 1.30 per cent of the previous month and 2.99 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Darjeeling and Tiruchirapally reported the maximum increase of (10 points each) followed by Munger-Jamalpur (8 points) and Puducherry (7 points). Among others, 6 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 5 points in 8 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 19 centres and 1 point in 14 centres. On the contrary, Mercara recorded a maximum decrease of 4 points. followed by Goa and Bhavnagar (3 points each). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in l centre and 1 point in another 6 centres. Rest of the 6 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 33 centres are above All-India Index and 43 centres’ indices are below national average. The indices of Madurai and Amritsar centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPHW for the month of November, 2017 will be released on Friday, 29th December, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew. gov. in.

(AMRIT LAL JANGID)

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

PIB

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Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Dear Comrades,

The Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers decided to conduct series of agitation programmes on the issues of working class & Central Govt. Employees as scheduled below.

NFPE is the major organization in the CCGEW and endorsed the agitation programmes announced on the charter of demands.

The members of AIPEU-GDS is also should participate in all the agitation programmes given by NFPE. The GDS demands are also placed in the Charter for the cause of GDS along with the demands of postal working class and Central Govt Employees.

It is requesting all the members of AIPEU-GDS in the divisions of all Circles to participate in all agitation programmes along with NFPE unions and make it grand success.

The CHQ office bearers, Circle Secretaries, Division/Branch Secretaries and active comrades are requested to mobilize the GDS comrades and participate in a large number to make all the agitation programmes successful.

Phased Programmes

1. Mass Dharna at all District Head Quarter on 19th Sept 2017
2. Mass Dharna at all State Capitals on 17th October 2017
3. Maha Dharna at New Delhi with Central Trade Unions other independent federation on 9th, 10th& 11th Nov 2017.

12 points charter of Demands of all workers

1. Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of Labour laws.
4. Universal social security cover for all workers.
5. Minimum wages of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6. Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3000/- per month for the entire working population.
7. Stoppage of disinvestment and strategic sale in Central/State Public Sector Undertakings.
8. Stoppage of Contractorisation in permanent periennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
10. Compulsory registration of Trade Unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C-87 and C-98.
11. Against Labour law amendments.
12. Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.

21 points charter of Demands of Confederation

1. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of 30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.

3. Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4. Treat GraminDakSewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.

5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.

6. No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7. Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from “GOOD” to VERY GOOD” and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-‘C’ cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12. Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13. Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in LokSabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.

14. Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15. Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.

16. Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension Rules in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.

21. Implementation of the “equal pay for equal work” judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.

P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary

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National Secretariat Meeting on 9.8.2017 at Bengaluru – Confederation

No. Confdn/Sectt/2016-19 Date : 03-07-2017

NOTICE FOR THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING – 9th AUGUST 2017 – BENGALURU

As already informed to all concerned, the National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers will be held at Income Tax Office (ITEF Office), BENGALURU on 9th August 2017 (09-08-2017 – Wednesday). The meeting will commence at 10-30 am and continue till close. All National Secretariat Members (CHQ office bearers) are requested to attend the meeting without fail.
The following shall be the agenda of the meeting.

AGENDA:

1. 7th CPC related issues – Review of agitational programmes organized by Confederation and the present position of various demands raised in the Charter of Demands – Future course of action.

2. 2017 June 10th National Convention of Central & State Govt Employees (Confederation & AISGEF) on ‘NPS & Outsourcing’ – Review and implementation of the decisions taken by the National Convention.

3. Asia-Pacific Regional meeting and World Secretariat meeting of Trade Union International (TUI) – Public services to be held at Thiruvananthapuram on 11th & 12th September 2017.

4. National Convention of Central Trade Unions (CTUs) and independent Federations to be held at New Delhi on 8th August 2017 – Implementation of decisions taken thereof.

5. All India Women’s Trade Union camp – 2017 of Confederation – Finalization of venue & dates.

6. Non-implementation of revision of Pay & Pension of Autonomous Body Employees and Pensioners – Possibility of organizing a joint meeting of all Autonomous body employees organizations and Pensioners organizations for deciding future course of action.

7. Problems of the affiliated organizations of Confederation.

8. Financial review.

9. Any other items with the permission of the Chair.

Yours fraternally

(M.KRISHNAN)
Secretary General
Confederation
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Cabinet’s decision on Allowance to Central Government Employees

Cabinet’s decision on Allowance – Discontentment amongst the Central Govt. Employees: AIDEF writes to JCM for urgent meeting

ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
“S.M. Joshi Bhavan”, Survey No. 81, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Khadki, Pune – 411003

No.014/1014/NC(JCM)/AIDEF/17

Dated: 30.06.2017

To
Comrade Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary/ Staffside,
National Council (JCM),
13-C, Ferozsha Road, New Delhi.

Subject : Cabinet’s decision on Allowance to central Government Employees.

Dear Comrade,

After the decision taken by the Cabinet on the Lawasa Committee’s recommendation on the CPC Allowances including HRA, there is a total discontentment amongst the Central Govt. Employees. The Govt. assured NJCA that within 4 months they will settle all the 7th CPC related demands. However the Govt. made the Central Govt. Employees to wait for more than an year and ultimately has decided to implement what the 7th CPC has recommended with some minor changes here and there. The demand of the NJCA and Staffside to revise the Allowances from 1/1/2016 has been rejected and Govt. has decided to revise the same only from 01/07/2017, thereby denying the arrears on Allowances to the Central govt. Employees.

The Govt. is remaining silent on the demand of minimum pay, fitment factor and NPS. The Govt has already rejected the option No.1 recommended by Th CPC to the pre-2016 pensioners.

In this situation this Federation is of the view that you may urgently call a meeting of the NJCA or Staff Side to discuss the entire issue and to take decision on future course of action considering the anger, dissatisfaction and discontentment amongst the Central Govt. employees. We hope you will appreciate the seriousness of the situation.

With regards,

Yours Comradely,
S/d,
(C. Sri Kumar)
General Secretary.

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STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF SIDE NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM, REPRESENTING CONFEDERATION DISAGREE AND DISOWN THE STATEMENT OF SRI. SHIV GOPAL MISRA, SECRETARY, STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM

Confederation Of Central Government Employees & Workers

DATED – 30.06.2017

STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF SIDE NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM, REPRESENTING CONFEDERATION DISAGREE AND DISOWN THE STATEMENT OF SRI. SHIV GOPAL MISRA, SECRETARY, STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM

It was extremely unfortunate that the Staff Side Secretary through his press statement issued yesterday has chosen to praise the Modi Government over the decisions it had taken on various demands of the Central Govt. employees. The said statement was issued apparently without causing any consultation either formally or informally with the other members of the Staff Side, in any case not at all in consultation with the signatories of this statement.  We, being the members of the Standing Committee, emphatically disagree and distance ourselves from the position taken by him in the Press Statement.

There had been no justification for the 7th CPC to reduce the rate of HRA by an imagined factor of 0.8. Neither during the discussions, the staff side had with the committee headed by the Expenditure Secretary, nor in the press release issued after the Cabinet meeting, the Govt. had advanced  any logic for their decision to restore the rate of HRA only for those who draw pay at the level of Rs.18000. There had been no appreciation of any of the concerns or issues raised by the staff side and whatever decisions so far taken by the Govt. was inconsonance with the views and recommendations of the top echelons of the bureaucracy,  be in the matter of allowances, minimum wage, fitment factor, rejection  of option no.1 for the pensioners or withdrawal of  NPS. There is no justification, whatsoever, for denial of arrears of HRA with effect from 01.01.2016.

The highly defective computation of minimum wage by the 7th CPC and the consequent denial of a reasonable wage structure, withdrawal of existing allowances and benefits, virtual abrogation of the time bound promotion to the lower category of employees; rejection of option No. 1 to pensioners, refusal to grant atleast a  minimum guaranteed pension under NPS, denial of arrears of HRA from 01.01.2016  require the  strongest condemnation.

The fact that decisions taken by the Govt. on 7thCPC issues are clear reflections of Modi Government’s. anti- labour attitude ought to have been, what the staff side secretary conveyed through his press release. His statement has, as stated earlier sadly reflects the total disconnect between the common Central Govt. employees and JCM staff side leadership.
Had it been the statement on behalf of the AIRF, we would not have issued this denouncement  at all, as we consider that it is the prerogative of each organisation to view things in their perspective and formulate their  opinions.

 

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7th CPC HRA : Justification for Retaining the Existing Rates of 10%, 20% and 30%

7th CPC HRA – Justification for Retaining the Existing Rates of 10%, 20% and 30%

“How justified is the stand of 7th CPC to apply a factor 0.8 to suppress the quantum of allowances is beyond comprehension.”

HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE

Housing accommodation is provided to a small segment of the Civil Servants. While the percentage of satisfaction is very high at the senior level Officers, Employees at the lower levels are to depend upon the market for a dwelling place. Of late recruitment at Gr B and C levels in Central Govt Offices is on the basis of an all India Examination and the regional recruitment which was in prevalence a decade back has been dispensed with. Once, recruited, he/she is perforce to be posted outside his/her home state making it necessary to search for a dwelling unit at the place of his/her posting and compete with those workers in the private sector whose salary levels in certain cases are phenomenally high. Housing in the country, despite introduction of various projects, tax concessions etc, continues to be a seller’s paradise. A simple scrutiny of the rate of increase in the cost of construction and the rates quoted by the property dealers, real estate agents and tenant facilitators will reveal the extent of escalation in rent over the last a decade.

In Para 8.7.14 the 7th CPC has made a bald statement that with the increase in Basic pay most of the employees will be able to afford rented houses as per their entitlement. The Chart given under Para 8.7.14 indicates the rent increases over a period between 2006-14. The rent is shown to have gone up by 118% by 2014. The Commission has sourced the house rent index figures from AICPI (IW). We have no hesitation to state that the Commission’s observation based upon the most unreliable data must be discarded. Even according to the said data, which only indicates the figures upto 2014, the registered increase was 118%. The progression between 2009 to 2014 from 136 to 168 gives an average increase of 22 points. This reads as much similar to the progression of the AICPI (IW) prepared by the Indian Labour Bureau Shimla, whose commodity prices have been adopted by the 7 CPC for minimum Wage computation.

How divorced those rates are from the reality in the market has been explained with facts and figures in our letter dated 10.12.2015 to the Chairman, Empowered Committee of Secretaries. Even if one bases the computation on such unreliable data, the hypothetical progression of the housing index by end of 2015 shall be 279-290 which warrant an increase by 136%.

Relating the index figures indicated in chart under Para 8.7.14 to the DA percentage as on 1.1.2016.(125%), the ratio obtaining both in H1 and H2 i.e. 123 to 260 (2014) and 126 to 268 (2014) are 2.11 and 2.13 respectively. If the same is calibrated to 125% as on 1.1.2016, the ratio shall be 2.64 and 2.66. This will necessitate raising the HRA to 33.13% in Metro Cities, 22% in Y Class Cities and 11.12% in Z class towns.
The hypothetical progression on average basis will also make it necessary to compensate housing expenses at 29.7% in Metro Cities and 19.74% in Y class Cities and 9.87% in Z class towns.

The Commission is on record to state that the house rent factor in AICPI (IW) is on an average 15.27. The 6th CPC has indicated the factor at 8.67 and has been on record to state that the factor is not uniform at all places. The rates between Metro cities and small towns vary violently. This apart the Commission has applied a factor of 0.8 to all allowances, which are not cost indexed on the specious plea that wages per- se has been increased. While the Basic wages registered a paltry rise of 14% over a period of ten years (1.4% per annum) how justified is the stand of 7th CPC to apply a factor 0.8 to suppress the quantum of allowances is beyond comprehension. The Commission has proceeded with the assumption that the grant of 30,20 and 10% of the determined basic pay was a full and perfect reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Government employees on housing, which is undoubtedly erroneous as could be evidenced from the observation of the 6th CPC itself. Even if all these untenable contentions of 7 CPC and the unreliable statistics are taken into account, still it is clear that in order to maintain the present compensation level, the commission ought to have maintained the status quo in respect of rates of HRA and should not have reduced it by the application of 0.8 factor. We, therefore, request for the reasons adduced above, that the HRA may be retained at the levels determined by 6th CPC i.e. 30, 20, and 10 per cent of Basic pay for X,Y, Z class of cities and towns respectively.

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Central Government officers Group A and Bank officers salary comparision from 1992 to 2016

Central Government officers Group A and Bank officers salary comparision from 1992 to 2016

An important point to note

Of and on it comes for discussions while salary of Central Govt employees gets revised at 10 years interval, Bank employees’ salary is being revised at 5 years interval. Let us analyse, as under, that despite salary revision at 5 years interval how salary of Bank officers is lagging behind during last 23 years duration in comparison to salary of Central Govt Officers Group- A at entry level onwards. Please also note that 7th Pay Commission has recommended that without waiting for next pay commission the salary should be revised based on the material given by Simla based Labour Bureau.

Date

Central Govt. Officer Group A Bank Officers
Basic Pay Grad e Pay D.A. Total Basic Pay Special Allow D.A. Total Difference Rs.

01.11.1992

2200

- 1826

(83%)

4026

4250

- 164

(3.85%)

4414

388 (Salary of Bank officers was higher by 9.63% )

01.11.2012

15600

5400 15120

(72%)

36120

23700

1837

(7.75%)

2784

(10.9%)

28321 7799

(Salary of Bank officers was lower          by 27.53% )

01.01.2016

56100

- - 56100

23700

1837 10164

(39.8%)

35701 20399

(Salary of Bank officers was lower          by 57.13% )

From the above table it is evident as under:

  • From 11.1992 to 01.01.2016 the salary of Central Govt Group A officers has been increased by 1293.44% (56100-4026=52074/4026 X 100) at entry level.
  • From 11.1992 to 01.01.2016 the salary of Bank officers has been increased by 708.81% (35701-4414=31287/4414 X 100) at entry level.

Moreover the 7th Pay Commission has recommended that there is no need for a commission once in 10 years. It has recommended that based on the Labour Bureau reports the increase can be done periodically.

Salary in Reserve Bank of India

  • In case of RBI officers, the starting basic pay which was Rs 17100 has been increased to Rs 28150 and at entry They also get a local allowance of 5% of pay, family allowance of 4% of Pay, Grade allowance of Rs.6000 and a special allowance of Rs.6000(Rs 1625 for those who joined in 2016) which is eligible for DA. So their salary structure is much superior to other bank officers.

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Swimming facility for Central Government Employees, their families and dependents at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium

Swimming facility for Central Govt. employees, their families and dependents at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

No. 108/1/2014-15/CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of personnel, Public Grievances & pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board

Room No. 361,’B’ Wing, 3rd Floor,
LokNayakBhawan, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 17th April, 2017

Circular

SUB: Swimming facility for Central Govt. employees, their families and dependents at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

The Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board is providing swimming facility for Central Govt. employees, their families and dependents at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from 1st May, 2017 onwards as per details
given below:

Facility Venue Timings Fee Documents Required
Swimming Major Dhyan Chand
National Stadium,
New Delhi
7 pm to 8 pm * 200/- 1) Application form
2) Office I.D card copy
3) CGHS card copy
4) Medical fitness certificate
5) Aadhar Card copy

*6days a week (excluding 2nd and 4th Saturday and Gazetted Holidays)

2. The facility will be available on “First Come First Serve” basis on the submission of the duly filled application form along with requisite fee to Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board.

3. The fee can only be submitted by online mode to CCSCSB bank account, NEFT or Debit/Credit Card. The applicant has to submit the proof of payment/Ref no./transfer I.D. etc.

4. CCSCSB Bank account Details:

Account Name : The Secretary CCSCSB
Bank Name : Syndicate Bank
Account No : 90432010052140
Branch Name : Khan Markel, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
IFSC code : SYNB0009043

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary, CCSCSB

DoPT Order

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7th Pay Commission: After higher allowances and pensions, NJCA to negotiate minimum salary of Central Government Employees

7th Pay Commission: After higher allowances and pensions, NJCA to negotiate minimum salary of Central Govt employees

7th Pay Commission

The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), which is leading the negotiation over 7th Pay Commission on behalf of Central Government employees, has not boycotted the issue of minimum salaries. Speaking to India.com, NJCA convenor Shiv Gopal Mishra reiterated that the issue would be raised by National Council (staff side) after the anomalies related to allowances and pensions get settled.

“Minimum salary is an important issue. We will surely negotiate it with the Government. Once the matter pertaining to allowances and pensions gets settled, the NJCA will raise it,” Shiv Gopal Mishra said.

As per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission, the minimum salaries of Central Government employees was hiked from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000. The fitment factor used by Justice AK Mathur-led 7th pay panel was 2.57. The NJCA has demanded the Government to upgrade the fitment factor to at least 3.68, in order to revise the minimum salaries to Rs 26,000.

The Confederation of Central Government employees has also demanded the Government to raise the minimum salaries to Rs 26,000, along with the regularisation of contractual employees.

The issue of minimum salary was one of the key agenda laid before NJCA before the Government in July 2016, when they had threatened a mass strike. Nearly 33 lakh Central Government employees were expected to participate in the indefinite strike which was scheduled to begin from July 11. However, after receiving assurance from Centre, the NJCA was compelled to retract their mass agitation.

No indication has been given from the Government so far regarding the upgradation of minimum salary using a fitment factor of 3.68. According to experts, Centre could adopt a middle road by using a fitment factor of anything between 2.86 to 3.15. The minimum salary, thereby, could be increased between Rs 19,000 to 22,020. However, no official confirmation regarding the same has been received.

The utmost target for NJCA, before the hike in minimum salary, is the implementation of higher allowances. Due to anomalies raised by unions in July, only the basic component of salary was raised for Central Government employees. The hike in allowances was awaited as Centre formed a committee under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to review the demands raised by unions.

Source : india.com

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Historic Strike of Central Government Employees will begin within a few hours : Confederation

Historic Strike of Central Government Employees will begin within a few hours – Confederation

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

16TH MARCH 2017

BATTLE LINES ARE DRAWN
WELL SET FOR ACTION

Within a few hours the historic strike of Central Government Employees including Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual, Part-Time, Contingent, Daily rated and Contract workers will begin. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from North East to Gujarat the strike will be a thundering success. It is an outburst of anger and protest against those who betrayed the central government employees and pensioners.

NDA Govt’s Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu cheated and betrayed the cause of 33 lakhs Central Govt. Employees and 34 Lakhs pensioners.

Justice is on our side
Betrayers are on the other side

Ultimate victory will be ours as we believe in
Truth, Justice and Fairplay

We are not ready to surrender the self-respect and prestige of 33 lakhs Central Govt. Employees and 34 lakhs Pensioners. Confederation is not an organization of cowards to run away from the battle field half way.

WE SHALL FIGHT AND FIGHT AND FIGHT AND FIGHT TILL OUR LEGITIMATE DEMANDS ARE SETTLED

COME WHAT MAY, WE SHALL STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE AND STRIKE

We are ready for any sacrifice to protect the interest of Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners and also for the larger interest of the toiling masses of our country.

Where other organizations failed and compromised, it is confederation – Confederation alone – which has accepted the challenge to fight against the Government which betrayed the entire Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners.

Confederation is the only glorious organization of hope and inspiration for the entire Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners.

Come one, Come all, Come in Hundreds and Thousands and Lakhs.

Let us make the 16th March 2017 Strike a resounding success.

Let us march forward with determination and courage.

We are not alone, we are not afraid and we shall overcome.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & WhatsApp – 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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7th Pay Commission: Central employees wait for higher allowances more than for Holi

7th Pay Commission: Central govt employees wait for higher allowances more than for Holi

New Delhi: Just one day remains to Holi and more than 48 lakh serving central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners have not received higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from August last year due to Union cabinet hasn’t still approved the higher allowances.

The central government employees received higher basic pay in August 2016 with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance has yet to materialize.

The sources in the Finance Ministry told us on condition of anonymity, “in June last year, the cabinet approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations but the allowances 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.

“The Cabinet is likely to approve the higher allowances in the next week as the Assembly election results in five states were declared yesterday and the model code of conduct enforced ahead of the elections ceased to be in operation with immediate effect.

The employees can’t receive the higher allowances without the Cabinet approval. In contrast, the higher allowances might not impact employees much but since Holi is round the corner, they will feel the pinch.”

The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, however, has managed to disburse the higher allowances to its employees including pensioners. “FM Jaitley is making all possible efforts to pay them the higher allowances with April salaries”, said the sources.

However, the employees now get allowances according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

However, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, promised to address the issue of higher allowances after the completion of the polls of the five states.
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Reconsideration of Rates of Subscription under Central Govt. Health Scheme revised account of revision of pay & Allowance/Pensions consequent upon implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

Increase in CGHS contribution BPS request reconsideration of Subscription under CGHS pre 2016 pensioners

No.SG/BPS/CGHS/17/4

Dated:22-02-2017

Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda
Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare
Union of India, Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110 001.

Subject: Reconsideration of Rates of Subscription under Central Govt. Health Scheme revised account of revision of pay & Allowance/Pensions consequent upon implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.

Reference: Office Memoranda No.S.11011/11/2016 CGHS(P)/EHS dated: January 1, 2017 and January 13, 2017 of GOI, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, EHS section, New Delhi – 110 001.

Sir,

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide their memo-randa referred above has revised the rates of subscription to CGHS for Central Govt. Employees and Pensioners effective from February 1, 2017. Bharat Pensioners Samaj, a Federation of all India central Govt Civil Pensioners Associations including defence civilians. Postal and Railway having over 650 affiliates/associates, has received numerous representations from individual members who retired long back and wish to enroll themselves now under CGHS and also from affiliates on the exorbitant hike in the subscription rates of availing CGHS facilities.

2. BPS wishes to draw your attention to the fact that many of the past pensioners did not join CGHS at the time of their retirement for reason that CGHS had no facilities in the city chosen by the pensioners for their post-retirement settlement, mostly at their native places. Sir, you may be aware that CGHS is available only in 26 cities of India, the latest inaugurated at Visakhapatnam January 9,2017 by your honour along- with Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development, Hoursing & Urban Povetty Alleviation; parliamentary Affairs, UOI. CGHS facilities in 26 cities is too short a medicare facility for 10.81 lac Central Govt Pensioners/family pensioners plus 5.55 lax defence civilian pensioners plus 3.25 lac postal pensioners i.e 19.61 lac of pensioners/family pensioners scattered throughout the country.
3. The old pensioners desirous of joining CGHS now, on opening of center at the place of their residences or their shifting to a place where CGHS facility is available for some family compulsions, may not find it financially viable to subscribe at the new rates especially shedding subscription for ten years to become whole life member effective from February 1, 2017. Para 5(v) of memo dated January 9,2017, under refernece, reads, “Any pensioner/Family Pensioner who is entitled to avail CGHS facility has not so far got his/her pensioner CGHS card made, the rate of contributions in such cases will be with reference to the level of pay that he/she would have drawn in the post held by him/her (at the time of his/her retirement/death) had he/she continued to be in service now but for his/her retirement/death. Sir, a middle level pensioner retired in February, 1994 from the pay scale of 3000-4500/- (level 11) has till now got an increase in his pension to the tune 9.24 times against which his subscription to CGHS now at the new rates contained in memo of January 9, 2017 is hiked by 108.33 times i.e. 78,000/- now against 720/- subscribed in 1994. An illustration, in support of this with full calculations, is attached as an annexure and may kindly be glanced through.

4. Bharat Pensioners Samaj requests you to come to the rescure of old pensioners and advise the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to review the new rates prescribed keeping in view the financial viability vis-a-vis rising cost of living and not depriving old pensioners of availing the facility at a stage when it is made available to them by the GOI. Fixing of subscription for old pensioners varying with the number of years passed since retirement/death may please be kept low compared to pensioners retired in later years.

with regards,
yours truly,

Sd/-
(S C Maheshwari)
SG BPS/Er/ C Rlys.

Enclosure: One
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Source: BPS

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Confederation: Revision of minimum pay, fitment formula – high level committee not yet constituted

REVISION OF MINIMUM PAY, FITMENT FORMULA – HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE NOT YET CONSTITUTED:

While deferring the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016, as per the assurance given by the Group of Ministers, the NJCA in its statement dated 06-07-2016, stated as follows:

“The committee set up to look into the matter of minimum wage and fitment formula is expected to submit their report to the Government in the given time frame of not more than four months”.

Finance Ministry’s press statement issued on 06-07-2016 also stated as follows: “The Ministers assured the Union leaders that the issues raised by them would be considered by a High Level Committee”.

After one month, the NJCA wrote letters on 28-07-2016 to Hon’ble Home Minister, Finance Minister, Railway Minister and Cabinet Secretary in which it conveyed the following:

“It is a matter of concern that, despite elapsing of a pretty long time, nothing has been heard in this regard from the Government of India, which is leading to serious resentment amongst the Central Government employees.”

Again after two months the JCM staff side, Secretary, wrote a letter on 12-08-2016, to Shri. Arun Jaitely, Finance Minister – “We are expecting a quick action on the part of the Government to operationalise the assurance of setting up a High Level Committee to go into the Minimum Wage, Multiplication factor etc. However, we are disappointed that even after a lapse of more than a month, no orders have been issued by the Government in this regard ………. we therefore appeal to you that the concerned authorities may be asked to expedite the issuance of orders setting up the committee and finalisation of the report within the available time of remaining three months.”

A group of Senior Officers invited the JCM staff side on 30-08-2016 to discuss the grievances arising out of the recommendations related to 7th CPC. No High Level Committee was constituted and no terms of reference was notified. The second meeting with Group of seniors was held on 24-10-2016.

Eventhough the group of senior officers held two round of discussion with JCM staff side, surprisingly they had not come prepared to discuss increase in minimum wage and fitment formula. They made a mockery of the meeting by disclosing in the first meeting that they are not fully aware of the details of the issues to be discussed and in the second meeting they told that they came for discussing allowances (though another committee under the chairmanship of Finance Secretary is constituted for allowances) and not minimum wage and fitment formulas. The JCM staffside leaders felt humiliated.

After that meeting, the JCM staffside wrote the following letter on 26-10-2016, to Hon’ble Finance Minister…..

“We (staff side) interacted with the said committee headed by Shri. P. K. Das, Addl. Secretary (Expenditure) on 24-10-2016. It would be quite appropriate to bring to your kind notice that, we have felt, during the course of meeting, that the proceedings of the committee are extremely disappointing and are left with the impression that committee is dilly-dallying the issue…………….. we are, therefore, left with no option, but to address this communication with the fervent hope that, your goodself will direct the said committee to interact with the staff side in a fruitful manner and arrive at a mutually agreeable proposal on the issue of minimum pay and fitment formula…. We have full trust and believe that, the Government would honour the decision taken in the meeting held on 30-06- 2016 in your benign presence and suitable direction will be given to the committee to complete the assigned task within the stipulated time frame in a satisfactory manner…. It would be the most unfortunate development, we regret to state, if we are constrained to tread the path of struggle once again in the event of the committee not coming up with a satisfactory settlement.”

Inspite of all these, after that (ie after 24-10-2016) no meeting of the group of senior officers was held and no discussion on minimum wage and fitment formula took place. The four months time fixed for the High Level Committee (which is yet to constituted) expired on 30-10-2016. Government has gone back from the most important assurance given to the NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016 by the Group of Cabinet Ministers. NJCA decided to defer the strike mainly because of this assurance of the Govt. that the Minimum pay and fitment formula will be enhanced. Now that Govt. has gone back and betrayed the entire Central Govt. employees and pensioners. NJCA has no other option but to revive the indefinite strike.

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