Posts Tagged ‘INTUC’

Amendment in Part-V of schedule to CCS (CCA) Rules 1965-Appointing Authority Disciplinary Authority in respect of Group B and C post in the Ordnance Factories and Other units under OFB

Advertisement

Disciplinary Authority for ‘B’ and ‘C’ Group – INDWF
Disciplinary authority in respect of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ post in Ordnance Factories
INTUC
INDIAN NATINOAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

R.Srinivasan
General Secretary

INDWF/Circular/028/2018 Date:04.12.2018
To
ALL Affiliated unions of INDWF
Ordnance and Ordnance Equipment factories

Sub: Amendment in Part-V of schedule to CCS (CCA) Rules 1965-Appointing Authority Disciplinary Authority in respect of Group B and C post in the Ordnance Factories and Other units under OFB-reg

Ref:1. MoD(D-Estt) (NG)Id No.50(23)/2013D(EStt)NG Dated 29.11.2018
2.OFB letter No.3977/BM/Per/DISC Dated 03.11.2018

Dear Colleagues,
After 6th CPC,the employees who are granted Rs.4200/- Grade Pay have been classified as Group ‘B’ Industrial and Non-Gazetted by DOP&T. Though these categories of employees have been appointed by the Sr. General Managers/General Managers of Heads of the establishments but disciplinary powers in respect of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ Civil posts have been authorised to Chairman OFB.

The issue of delegation of powers to Sr.GM/GM of the respective factoris was discussed in JCM III and the same was taken up by OFB to MoD and DOP&T. Now it has been approved by amending the Part V schedule to CCS(CCA) Rules 1995 delegating the powers to the appointing authority in respect of dealing the disciplinary cases of Group ‘B’ Non-gazetted and Non-Industrial and Industrial employees drawing the Grade pay of Rs.4200/- and below. In respect of Group ‘B’ Gazetted officials will be concerned by ADCOF.

This is submitted for information of all the unions.

Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

Download Central Government Employees News iOS App . Click here Cg News for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch app to download in your device.
Stay updated on the go with CENTRAL GOVERNMENT NEWS App. Click here Cg news for Phones app to download it for your device.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - December 5, 2018 at 9:03 pm

Categories: CCS   Tags: , , , , , , , ,

12 Point Charter of Demands: Meeting of Labour & Employment Minister with Central Trade Union Organizations

Meeting of Labour & Employment Minister with Central Trade Union Organizations on 12 Point Charter of Demands

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment(Independent Charge), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar met the representative of all Central Trade Unions in Shram Shakti Bhawan on 7th November 2017 to discuss the issues raised in 12 Point Charter Demand of CTUOs. The meeting was attended by representatives of major Central Trade Unions including BMS, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC and NFITU as well as Secretary, Labour and Employment Mrs. Sathiyavathy and other the senior officers of the Ministry. 12 Point Charter Demand of CTUOs inter alia raises issues of minimum wages, price rise, unemployment, disinvestment, universal social security, compulsory registration of trade unions, increase in minimum pension under EPFO and strict compliance and enforcement of labour laws. The Minister said that the Government has highest regard for the consultative process and he is committed to uphold it. He referred to the calls for nation-wide demonstrations on 9th-10th and 17th November by the CTUOs and BMS respectively and appealed the Trade Unions to rather engage in the constructive discussions on each of the issue raised by them.

Minister said that the Government and the Ministry of Labour and Employment has consistently and continuously taken pro-labour decisions and initiatives. He talked about initiatives like simultaneous increase in Minimum wages, the provision for National Floor Level Minimum wages in the proposed Labour Code on Wages. The Bonus Amendment Act, the decision to enhance Minimum pension to Rs. 1000/- as well as the other initiatives taken by other Ministries.

Trade Union representatives primarily demanded the Government to address the issues of enhancing Minimum Pension to Rs. 3000/- as well as Minimum Wages. They also talked at length about the issues related to enforcement of labour laws, and social security for unorganized workers including growing contractualization.

A presentation was also made by the Ministry to present an updated status on the 12 demands raised by the CTUOs.

Addressing the Media persons the Minister expressed hope that the talks with the Trade Union Representatives was positive and it was done in a cordial atmosphere. He appealed to the Trade Unions to call off the proposed Dharna.

PIB

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - November 7, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Categories: Employees News   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. 11/13 (B)

Dated: 10/04/2017

The Director General (Personnel),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years-reg.

Ref:(i) NFIR’ s letter No. 11/13 (B) dated 14/02/2017.
(ii) CMD, C. Rly’s letter No. 0561/Dr. Bansode/Retd.RMS dated 17/02/2017.

 

Federation vide its letters of even number dated 10/05/2016, 23/05/2016, 22/08/2016 & 25/11/2016 has been requesting the Railway Board to extend the age limit of retired Railway Doctors upto the age of 70 years facilitating their appointment as Contract Medical Practitioners.

In this connection, NFIR invites the kind attention of the Board (DG/P and DG/RHS) to CMD, Central Railway’s letter dated 17/02/2017 (copy enclosed) wherein request has been made to allow re-appointment of Dr. Bansode an eminent Cardiologist who is well versed with ECHO studies and is dedicated, highly skilled, sincere and has special rapport with the Railway patients as Contract Medical Practitioner, as a special case. Federation is of the view that the proposal of CMD, Central Railway deserves to be considered, duly modifying the extant policy suitably so that the retired Railway Doctors can be appointed upto the age of 70 years.

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board (DG/P & DG/RHS) to kindly see that the approval is accorded revising the age limit to 70 years for the purpose of engaging retired Railway Doctors as Contract Medical Practitioner.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Reminder -II

Central Railway
CMD’s Office,
Mumbai CST
Date : 17/02/2017

No:0561/Dr.Bansode/Retd.IRMS.

Director General (RHS)
Ministry Of Railways,
Railway Board,
New Delhi – 110 001.

Sub: Extension of age limit of Retired Railway Doctor as Contract Medical Practitioner for present age of 65 to 70 yrs.

Ref: This office letter of even no.dated :20/05/2016 & 21/12/2016
(copy enclosed)

 

In connection with the above subject, please refer to this office letters of even no.dated:20/05/2016 & 21/12/2016, where in you are requested to make the necessary changes in the policy guidelines to accommodate few deserving Retired doctors to work beyond age 65 years.

It seems, it is difficult to extend the working of Retired doctors for 65 yrs to 70 yrs as policy.

Of late, we are getting representations from anions and railways, retired and serving (copy enclosed) to extend the working of Retired Railway doctors for 65 yrs to 70 yrs.

As a matter of fact, Dr.B.R.Bansode (Physician), retired Railway doctor needs a special mention. He has been working Central Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai for more than 35 yrs. He is dedicated, highly skilled, sincere and has special rapport with Railway patients.

At present, Central Hospital, Byculla is having only 2 IRMS (Physician) and other divisions of Central Railway are having only one Physician, except Pune division, wnere there is no Physician at all.

Dr.B.R.Bansode is well trained in Cardiology and does ECHO studies in Dr.BAMH, Byculla. The other available Physicians in Central Railway are not having that much experience as of Dr.B.R.Bansode to give full justice to ECHO Cardiolography studies.

In view of this it is requested that deserving doctor like Dr.B.R.Bansode may be reappointed as Contract Medical Practitioner as a special case at least for 2 years, if not upto 70 years.

Enclosures: As stated.

S/d,
(Dr. Shyam Sunder)
Chief Medical Director

Source : NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 11, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Categories: Railways, Retirement Age   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Non-payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016

Non-payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016-reg

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part VII

Dated: 15/03/2017

The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Financial Commissioner (Railways),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Non-payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016-reg.

Complaints are being received quite frequently from the Zonal Railways that the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016 have not yet been paid pensionary dues duly adding 55% to their 7th CPC Pay Matrix. It is further learnt that due to IPAS problems, almost on all the Zonal Railways, revised pensionary benefits have not been paid and the Administration has also not taken initiatives to solve the technical problem in co-ordination with the CRIS.

NFIR requests kind intervention in the matter so as to see that the retired Running Staff (from 01/01/2016 onwards) are paid retiral benefits duly reckoning 55% of pay as part of 7th CPC pay. Incidentally, Federation also conveys that all those retired Running Staff are entitled for pension arrears on revision of their present pension with the 55% addition of pay element.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Board (MS & FC) to take immediate action in resolving this issue in co-ordination with CRIS.

Action taken in the matter may kindly be advised to the Federation in due course.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2015/AAC-II/21/11

New Delhi, dated 30.03.2017

FA&CAO,
Western Railway
Mumbai

Sub: Non-Payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01.01.2016.

Please find enclosed NFIR’s letter no.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part VII dated 15.03.2017 on the above subject which is self explanatory.

It is requested to kindly examine the same for taking further action in consultation with CRIS under intimation to Board’s Office.

DA: As above

(V.Prakash)
joint Director Accounts
Railway Board

Signed Copy

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Next PNM Meeting between NFIR and Railway Board

Next PNM Meeting between NFIR and Railway Board
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affilitated to:
Indian National Treade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

No. NFIR/PNM/109

Dated: 23/11/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Next PNM Meeting between NFIR and Railway Board-reg.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. 2016/E(LR)/I/NM I-8 dated 04/10/2016

Railway Board are advised that the following representatives of NFIR will attend the PNM meeting to be held at Rail Bhavan on 22nd/23rd December, 2016.

1. Shri Guman Singh President, NFIR
2. Dr. M. Raghavaiah General Secretary, NFIR
3. Dr. R.P. Bhatnagar Working President, NFIR
4. Shri T.K. Chatterjee Treasure, NFIR
5. Shri K.S. Murty Vice President, NFIR
6. Shri J.G. Madhurkar Vice President, NFIR
7. Shri B.C. Sharma Jt. General Secretary, NFIR
8. Shri R.P. Singh Jt. General Secretary, NFIR
9. Shri P.S. Suriya Prakasam Jt. General Secretary, NFIR
10. Shri Munindra Saikia Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
11. Shri R.C. Sahoo Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
12. Shri Binod Sharma Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
13. Shri Ashok Sharma Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
14. Shri Shaik Rahiman Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
15. Shri Praveen C. Bajpai Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
16. Shri C.P. Singh Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
17. Shri R.G. Kabar Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
18. Shri Ghanshyam sharma Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
19. Shri V. Gopal Krishnan Zonal Secretary, NFIR & Motorman, Chennai Divn, S.Rly.
20. Shri Ramesh Mishra Zonal Secretary, NFIR
21. Smt Kasturi Dutta Chief Matron, Central Hospital, N.F. Rly, Maligaon
22. Smt Pranita Manumdar Chief O.S./CCM/FM Office N.F. Rly, Maligaon
23. Shri P.S. Chaturvedi General Secretary, ECRMC, Patna
24. Shri S.R. Mishra NFIR representative and General Secretary, SERMC
25. Shri Vinod Rai NFIR Representative (working on N.E. Rly)
26. Shri G. Prabhakar Andrew President, SCRES
27. Shri Sharif Khan Pathan President, WRMS

It is requested to advise GMs etc., to see that the above named representatives are granted facilities i.e. special casual leave, pass etc., for their particiaption in the PNM meeting.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - November 26, 2016 at 8:15 am

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , ,

September 2 nationwide strike to be bigger than last years: Unions

Sept 2 nationwide strike to be bigger than last year’s: Unions

New Delhi: As many as 10 central trade unions will go ahead with the general strike on Friday saying the government gave no heed to their 12-point charter of demands and is continuing with unilateral labour reforms.

CTUs claimed that over 15 crore workers are likely to participate in the strike and it will be bigger than the one held last year as members of BMS will also support them.

RSS-affiliated Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) is the only major trade union which has opted out of strike – like last year – which was also held on September 2, in view of the assurances given by the government.

“Some leaders of Bmshave decided not to go on strike. But its state units would participate in the strike. Workers will give a befitting reply to the dubious activities inspired by the government,” CITU General Secretary Tapan Sen said here in a joint press conference by 10 CTUs here.

CTUs reiterate the call for countrywide general strike on September 2 against the “anti-worker and anti-people policies” of the government and in view of its “utterly unresponsive and undemocratic attitude”, Sen added.

All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Secretary Amarjeet Kaur said the unions view the announcements made by Ministers’ panel, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, as an eyewash.

“It is like cheating the people,” she said, adding that this time the number will be bigger than 15 crore who participated in the general strike last year and more than 10 states will have bandh-like situation.

Strike is going to be complete in industrial sectors such as transport, financial, power, coal, textile, port and dock, automobile, steel, oil, defence production, scheme, education and Central and State government employees, Kaur added.

Referring to BMS decision not to participate in the strike, Kaur said: “Government has not had a single meeting with the CTUs in over a year and is talking to those (BMS) who have not given a strike notice.”

Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Vice President Ashok Singh said: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his fight is with poverty, but it seems his fight is with the poor in this country. The government’s decision are totally pro-capitalist.”

CTUs expressed dismay over “utterly negative” attitude of the government on basic demands of workers on minimum wages as per consensus formulation of Indian Labour Conference, on universal social security including pension for all workers including those in unorganised sector, among others.

They added that government is dragging its feet over the mass scale contractorisation of permanent and perennial work.

Attacking the government’s initiatives on labour reforms, the unions said: “All these proactive initiatives militate against the basic interests and rights of the working people. Even the non-striking CTU (BMS) also officially recorded its opposition.

PTI

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - September 1, 2016 at 7:57 am

Categories: General news   Tags: , , , , ,

FM suggested out on the issue of Minimum Pay and Multiplication Factor may be referred to a committee

FM suggested out on the issue of Minimum Pay and Multiplication Factor may be referred to a committee

“On 30.06.2016, the NJCA was informed to meet Finance Minister and some ministers at Home Minister residence. Accordingly, few NJCA members met the ministers at 09.30 p.m. The views of NJCA and the disappointment of Central Government employees placed before them. Then Finance minister suggested out on the issue of minimum pay and multiplication factor may be referred to a committee. But NJCA leaders said that if any official meeting is convened or official communication issued, it may be placed before the NJCA and consider to meet and discuss otherwise, we do not agree and continue with our Strike proposal.”

CONTINUATION OF STRIKE ON 11.07.2016

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

R. Srinivasan
General Secretary

INDWF/Circular/025/2016

Date 05.07.2016

To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF,
Office Bearers & Working Committee members of INDWF

Dear Colleague,

INDWF vide its circular No.24 Dt 28.06.2016 communicated to all our affiliated unions to continue the momentum generated, to hold demonstrations, rallies etc in all work places every day from 4th July, 2016 to 10th July, 2016 to intensify the Indefinite Strike w.e.f.11.07.2016 from 0600 Hrs as per the decision of NJCA.

After the Cabinet meeting of Government of India held on 29.06.2016 approved the 7th CPC recommendations without any change in the Empowered committee’s recommendations which has disappointed the Central government employees as a whole. The Cabinet further considered appointing committees for the following issues to a committee to decide within a period of 4 months.

1.)The commission examined a total of 196 existing Allowances and by way of rationalisation, recommended abolition of 51 Allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for allowances which may have wide ranging implications the cabinet decided to constitute a committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances. The committee will submit its report within 4 months in a time bound manner. Till a final decision, all existing allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates.

2) Cabinet decided to constitute two separate committees.

a) To suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of National Pension System (NPS).

b) To look into anomalies like to arise out of implementation of the commission’s report.

Main features of the adverse recommendations of VII CPC and cabinet approval.

Minimum pay increased from Rs.7000/- to Rs.18000/- only against Rs.26000/- increase of total pay on revision is 7000 + 125% of DA Rs.8750 =Rs.15750/-. Total minimum pay Rs.18000 —Rs.15750 = increase only Rs.2750/-. Out of Rs.2750/- 10% Pay towards NPS = Rs.1800 – balance Rs.950/- Total increase amounts only Rs.950/- for next 10 years. No increase in allowances, All interest free advances abolished. This has caused very serious discontentment among Central Government employees.

* CCL — 1st year 100% salary 2nd year only 80% salary

*Meagre increase in minimum pay.

*Fitment Factor is 2.57 to apply for pay revision.

* CGIES (insurance) no change.

* Rate of annual increment retained at 3%.

After the approval of VII CPC report by Government of India on 29.6.2016, the NJCA met on 30.06.2016 at Delhi and unanimously decided to continue the Indefinite Strike w.e.f.11.07.2016.

On 30.06.2016, the NJCA was informed to meet Finance Minister and some ministers at Home Minister residence. Accordingly, few NJCA members met the ministers at 09.30 p.m. The views of NJCA and the disappointment of Central Government employees placed before them. Then Finance minister suggested out on the issue of minimum pay and multiplication factor may be referred to a committee. But NJCA leaders said that if any official meeting is convened or official communication issued, it may be placed before the NJCA and consider to meet and discuss otherwise, we do not agree and continue with our Strike proposal.

Then the NJCA met on 01.07.2016 again the above views were adopted and decided to meet on 06.07.2016 awaiting for any official communication from the Government of India.

Hence, it is intimated to all our affiliated unions, the attitude of Government of India without holding any discussions and not willing to settle the demands through mutual discussions and deciding unilaterally ignoring the National Council JCM is considered a highly objectionable and not agreeable. Thus, NJCA decided to proceed with our decision to commence Indefinite Strike w.e.f.11.07.2016 from 6.00 a.m. onwards.

Any progress before 10.07.2016 takes place, it will be accordingly intimated but till such time you have to proceed with all action for the success through Indefinite Strike.

Yours Sincerely,

Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - July 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Categories: 7CPC   Tags: , , , , , ,

IMPORTANT ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE JCM III MEETING OF OFB AND APC MEETING HELD ON 13TH AND 14 JUNE, 2016

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
Estd 1959 (recognized by Govt. of India)

R. Srinivasan
General Secretary

IMPORTANT ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE JCM III MEETING OF OFB AND APC MEETING HELD ON 13TH AND 14 JUNE, 2016 AT GUN & SHELL FACTORY,COSSIPORE,KOLKATTA.

On 13.06.2016 JCM preliminary meeting was chaired by Shri N.K. Sinha, Member/Per along with the officers from personnel division of OFB. On 14.06.2016 first half the meeting was held under the chairmanship of DGOF & Chairman, OF Board along with all Board members.

On 14.06.2016 second half, Apex Productivity Council (APC) meeting held.

Initially before the commence of meeting on 14.06.2016 Staff Side members staged a walkout for 5 minutes to show our protest for the delay in settlement of Central Government employees for which strike notice was served.

JCM III MEETING DISCUSSION AND OUTCOME.

1. It was assured from the Official side to conduct the JCM III meetings regularly 3 in a year since there was a gap of about One year between the last meeting and the present one.

2. Chairman appreciated all Factories, workmen, staff and officers as well as Unions/ Associations, Federations for achieving around Rs. 14000 crore output during the year 2015-2016. At the same for the current year target of Rs. 17500 crores needs to be achieved for which all efforts and co-operation needed.

3. Finally, Ministry of Defence approved the proposal of warding 5 marks to Ex-Trade Apprentices of Ordnance Factories for Direct Recruitment. Also after discussion it was agreed to consider increasing the marks from 5 to higher for which proposal will be submitted to Ministry fo Defence.

4. Recruitment Rules (RRs) for Industrial Employees have been finalized and submitted to MoD.

5. Formation of Ordnance Factory Recruitment Cell (OFRC) has been approved by MoD and positioned at Ambajhari. All the vacancies released to factories by OFB from May 2016 will be recruited by OFRC centrally.

6. The directives of Prime Minister’s Office on Solar Energy, Digital India, Skill Development, Swatch Bharat Schemes are being implemented by OFB and will be followed.

7. All disciplinary cases should not be allowed for long pending. There should note be any harassment in delaying. Time schedule will be fixed to monitor in Factories.

8. The sanction strength of all ranks of employees of Ordnance Factories have been fixed at 1.45 lacs. the total strength has been reviewed and scording to work load in Factories and the posts (Industrial Employees ) have been re-distributed by increasing the sanctioned strength. Accordingly around 5000 posts have been released during 2016.

9. Recruitment Rules for Chargeman (T) has been proposed to allow 3 years Diploma eligible for LDCE chargeman post by deleting AICTE condition.

10. Vacancies for LDCE for every year will be released during the month of June and Exams will conducted regularly.

11. To avoid tigations/Court Cased, Vigilance cases, the ambiguites in the Recruitment Rules will be addressed by OFB.

12. The proposed Recruitment Rules for Stare keeper, changeman, Junior Works Manager is now pending at Raksha Mantri’s office.

13. Trade Apprentice Strength will be increased from 2.5% to 10% of the total strength of each factory on 50:50 basis i.e., 50% fresher’s and 50% Ex-ITI candidates. To give proper training facilites will be increased in Factories.

14.It was insisted in the meeting that 3% increment is to be given and fixation of pay should be done under FR 22(1)(a)(i) for MCM on their promotion on Chargeman since they are holding the higher responsibilites as per Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance order. This was agreed to consider.

15. While checker post was abolished, the Checkers were merged with Lower Division Clarke and Storekeeper. That was treated as promotion in some Factories and the some factories it was treated as merger. It was demanded that PC of A (Fys) should review their decision and treat them as merger and grant ACP/MACP benefits. PCof A(Fys) agreed to review their earlier decision.

16. Night Duty Allowance was granted on revised pay of the 6th CPC on the basis of CAT, jodhpur judgement by M of D. But now ceiling Rs.12380/-was imposed subsequently. It was argued that the ceilling is to be lifted as per jodhpur CAT judgement. PC of A(Fys) agreed to reconsider.

17. Time wages for piece worker for 3 1/2 Hours worked on Saturdays was stopped w.e.f.01.04.2006. The issue is pending with OFB. A committee was formed and was demanded to submit to the MoD for payment. The same should be approved by OFB and forwarded to MoD

18. Incentive to Examiners will be finalised after receiving the report of the sub-committee.

19. Employees met with accident whild on duty and expired were granted ex-gratia Rs.10 Lakshs. Also their next kin provided Compassionated appointment. Similarly injured employees who are totally incapaciated should also be considered to provide compassionated appointment after medical board out on out of turn. This was agreed to consider.

20. OCFC, Chandigarh now having only Factory dispensary and after working hours they do not have hospital facilities. After discussion, it was agreed to run the Estate Dispensary for 24 hours with Medical Officer on Call Duty. For other, treatment can be availed under CS (MA) Rules and CGHS recognised hospitals.

Yours fraternally,

sd/-
(R. SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source : http://indwf.blogspot.in

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - July 5, 2016 at 9:28 am

Categories: Defence   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Trade Union files PIL in HC for payment of arrears of employees

Trade Union files PIL in HC for payment of arrears of employees

A plea was today filed in the Delhi High Court by Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) seeking directions to the AAP government and EDMC to release arrears of the corporation’s employees.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath tagged the matter with the other pleas seeking payment of salary of the sanitation workers of the three corporations as well on the issue of their strike.

All the matters are listed for hearing on February 15.

The petition filed by D P Chandel, President of INTUC, has sought directions to the Delhi government and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to release arrears as per the sixth pay commission to employees of the civic body.

The plea, also by Rakesh Vaid, General Secretary of INTUC, has prayed for release of salaries within the first week of each month.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government told the court that the plea has been filed by a trade union having affiliation to a certain political party.

PTI

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - February 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Categories: General news   Tags: , , , ,

Granting of 4600 GP who got 5000-8000 prior to 31.12.2005 under ACP-II – INDWF

Granting of Rs. 4600/- Grade Pay to the skilled Grade employees who got Rs. 5000-8000 prior to 31.12.2005 on account of financial upgradation under ACP-II-reg

Granting of Rs. 4600/- Grade Pay to the skilled Grade employees ACP-II

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

INDWF/M of E/MACP/2015

Date 30.12.2015

To
The Secretary to Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
New Delhi 110 011.

Sub: Granting of Rs. 4600/- Grade Pay to the skilled Grade employees who got Rs. 5000-8000 prior to 31.12.2005 on account of financial upgradation under ACP-II-reg.

Ref: M of D order vide I.D.No.11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I) Dt 06.02.2015.

Sir,
Three Recognised Federations in Defence have served Strike notice to go for Strike from 17.02.2014 to the Secretary, Ministry of Defence o settle some of the outstanding and long pending demands of Defence Civilian Employees.

On the basis of the Strike notice, a meeting was convened by ministry of Defence to discuss the demands under the Chairmanship of Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Defence on 06.02.2014. During the discussion some of the issues were agreed and accordingly necessary orders were issued on the settled demands.

In this particular demands i.e. granting of Rs.4600/- Grade Pay w.e.f.01.09.2008 for those Industrial Employees who have completed 30 years of regular and continuous service and got Rs.5000-8000 on or before 31.12.2005 irrespective of their grade on completing 24 years service under ACP Scheme has been agreed to consider.

Accordingly after the meeting M of D,(Civ-I) has issued necessary order vide I.D.No.11(5)/2009-D (Civ-I) Dt 06.02.2015. to grant Rs.4600/- on completion of 30 years of regular service either w.e.f 01.09.2009 or after the date of completion of 30 years through MACP-III. In this letter, M of D mentioned that the benefit of MACP-III will be granted for HS/MCM employees only whereas, there are many number of skilled employees who got Rs. 5000-8000 due to stagnation on or before 31.12.2005 and are also eligible along with HS/MCM employees since they did not get promotions in their hierarchy. This draft and final order is merely an error, that it was not viewed skilled employees are also available in the Directorates due to heavy stagnation and continue to remain in the Skilled grade for 30 years.

This error is purely due to unnoticed and not brought to the knowledge of M o D but this has created a serious anomaly and denied the benefit of granting MACP Rs.4600/- Grade Pay to skilled employees. This M of D letter was issued with the acceptance and approval of Defence Finance authorities.

When the issue was raised by the Staff side several times in the steering committees and in the main meetings of Departmental Council JCM, M of D, necessary action has been initiated by M of D to consider/include skilled category employees who got ACP-2 Rs.5000-8000 on or before 31.12.2005. Unfortunately, it seems Def (FM) refused to consider and also DOP&T has also not agreed.

In this respect, we would like to submit that this issue is very much genuine and the skilled grade employees are also equally eligible for MACP-3 for Rs.4600/- either from 01.09.2009 or on completion of 30 years along with HS/MCM. It is also pertinent to mention that grade is not the criteria for ACP/MACP, only the present Pay/Grade pay and total number of regular and continuous service is the only criteria for granting financial upgradation.

It is therefore, requested the M of D may issue suitable amendment to the M of D letter Dated 06.02.2014 to grant the financial upgradation to skilled employees to avoid an ligation on the subject.

Yours Sincerely,
Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary &
Secretary (Staff side) JCM, Dep Council, M of D

Authority : www.indwf.blogspot.in

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - January 7, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Categories: MACP   Tags: , , , , ,

NFIR: Revised entitlement of passes for Railway Employees

NFIR: Revised entitlement of passes for Railway Employees

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

No.I/15/Part III

Dated: 03/12/2015

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revised entitlement of Passes for Railway employees – hardship caused to certain staff who became entitled for 1st Class Pass as per old norms-remedial action urged.

Ref: NFIR’s PNM Item No. 11/2013.

The subject matter was discussed in the special meeting held on 23/11/2015 in the chamber of ED/IR. During the meeting, the Official Side stated that Federation’s demand is not feasible of acceptance in view of revised entitlement communicated vide Board’s letter dated 6th January 2011. Federation has however did not agree with the view and said that those staff who could have become entitled for 1st Class Pass on the notional pay Rs. 5375 should not be denied the entitlement.
In this connection, NFIR re-iterates that when some of those staff whose notional pay touches Rs. 5375/- (provided they are in a scale the maximum of which is Rs. 70001- or above) are eligible for drawing lst Class Pass as per Board’s instructions dated 01/02/1999, denying the privilege on the plea of revised instructions is illogical. Such staff deserve to be allowed to avail 1st Class pass. The number of such cases may not be large.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly review and grant special dispensation for allowing 1st Class Pass in the cases where the notional pay reached Rs. 5375/- on and after 6tn January, 2011. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours Faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Copy to the General Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFIR.
Media Centre/NFIR.

File No. II/50/Pt.2 & File No. 11/2013 (PNM).

Source: NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - December 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , ,

Enhancement of Income Tax exemption limit in the case of Running Staff in Railways

Enhancement of Income Tax exemption limit in the case of Running Staff in Railways

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

Dated: 13/11/2015

No. II/58/Part II
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Enhancement of Income Tax exemption limit in the case of Running Staff in Railways-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM item no. 39/2012.
(ii) Railway Board’s O.M. No. F(X)I-2014/23/4 dated 23/05/2014 & 08/05/2015.
(iii) Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, CBDT (TPL Division)’s O.M No. 149/21/2013 TPL dated 23/07/2015 addressed to Railway Board.

On perusal of contents of O.M. dated 23/07/2015, (addressed to the Railway Board by Department of Revenue, CBDT TPL Division), copy handed over to the NFIR during the PNM meeting held on 819`” October 2015, Federation felt disappointed that the view of CBDT is unconvincing as the points raised by the Federation in the PNM agenda Item No, 39/2012 have not been taken into consideration. As a matter of fact, the CBDT has generalized the issue ignoring the Federation’s demand seeking revision of tax exemption to the specific category of Running Staff of Railways.

2. Federation however re-iterates below the key points for making proper reference by the Railway Ministry to the MoF/CBDT:-

  • In para 1507 of IREC-Vol II (sixth Edition 1987/2″ Reprint Edition 2005), it has been stipulated that the Running Allowance is granted to the Running Staff for the performance of duty directly connected with charge of moving trains and includes “kilometerage allowance” or “allowance in lieu of kilometerage” and is paid on the kilometerage basis.
  • The argument of CBDT that the exemption limit was raised from Rs. 6000 to 10,000 p.m. which takes care of progressive requirement of employees working in the different transport sector including Railway employees is not relevant as the revision of exemption sought pertains to Running Staff. Federation’s demand is that when the rates of kilometerage allowance of Running Staff on Indian Railways have been enhanced on DA reaching 50% of pay w.e.f. 01/01/2011 and again on reaching 100% as on 01/01/2014, the exemption limit of Income Tax correspondingly needs to be enhanced retrospectively as there is T.A. component in the kilometerage amount. Therefore, the present exempteq. amount of Rs. 10,000/- is grossly insufficient particularly in the context of upward revision of the rates of T.A which are not taxable.
  • The CBDT’s view that moderation of tax rates by way of increase in the basic exemption limits and widening of tax slabs has raised every individual’s exemption limit is not relevant to the issue raised by NFIR seeking revision of exemption limit in the case of Running staff in Railways.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to write back to MoF/CBDT duly highlighting that “kilometerage amount paid to Running staff includes T.A. component towards out of pocket expenses” and urging for approval for upward revision of tax exemption limit from the existing Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 20,000/-

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UNjRyY0p1NFdlM2c/view?pli=1

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - November 14, 2015 at 11:14 am

Categories: IT Exemption, Railways   Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

31st Plenary Session of INTUC General Council Meeting and Election at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi – 4th to 6th December, 2015.

31st Plenary Session of INTUC General Council Meeting and Election at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi – 4th to 6th December, 2015.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. IV/NrFIR/INTUC/Corres/Pt. II

Dated: 12/11/2015

All the General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: 31st Plenary Session of INTUC General Council Meeting and Election at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi – 4th to 6th December,2015.

A copy of circular of INTUC, National Head Quarters, New Delhi dated 30/10/2015 is
enclosed.

The programme is given below briefly:

4th December, 2015

1. INTUC Working Committee Meeting at 10:00 hrs at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.

2. Immediately after Working Committee Meeting the General Council (Subject Committee) will meet and thereafter Industrial Federations meeting will take place at same venue.

5th and 6th December, 2015

1. Shri Rahul Gandhi, MP & Vice President/AICC will inaugurate the Plenary Session at 10:00 hrs, on 5th December,2015.

2. The Plenary Session and other programme will continue till 6th December, 2015.
The members/delegates should deposit Rs.500/- each towards documentation charges including delegate/registration fee and collect their documents from the registration counter at INTUC office on 3rd & 4th December, 2015 morning i.e. before the Working Committee starts.
The affiliates are requested to ensure that all the members/delegates reach INTUC Office on 3rd December, 2015 to deposit Rs.500/- each towards documentation charges and collect documents for participating in the Plenary Session.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Encl: INTUC Circular

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UakpLVEh5V0plVFJ1YlNvTi1neHNhMjJnclA4/view?pli=1

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - November 13, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , ,

Payment of Risk Allowance to the staff in the TRD Wing of Electrical Department on Indian Railways

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

Dated: 09/11/2015

No. I/5(g)/Part V

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Payment of Risk Allowance to the staff in the TRD Wing of Electrical Department on Indian Railways-Reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A) I-2008 SP-I/AD-3 dated 02/05/2013.

*********

The NFIR desires to bring to the notice of Railway Board that the staff working in TRD wing of Electrical Department are denied Risk Allowance even though these staff face continuous risk while perfoniing duties. The TRD staff are engaged in the jobs listed vide annexure to Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2008/SP-I/AD dated 02/05 /2013.

2. ln this connection, Federation desires to bring to the notice of the Railway Board following facts for appreciation of NFIR’s point of view:-

  • Though the TRD staff while working on the OHE, obtain Block and shut down the power carrying 2500 volt current duly earthing on both ends, but the power of same magnitude and intensity is available in the adjacent up/down line for the purpose of regular flow of rail traffic.
  • The high intensity current on the adjacent line causes severe adverse impact on the health of TRD staff due to inherent infection. This gives rise to various diseases as infection is being caused in the human body.

The seriousness can be assumed from the fact that if the amount of current in the human bodv crosses 40 mili-ampere, it can cause even deaths.
3. The NFIR therefore contends that the health hazards faced by the TRD Staff of Electrical Department in their day-to-day working are continuous and they are required to be paid Risk Allowance.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider the case of TRD staff in all grades and accord approval for payment of Risk Allowance.
Federation may be kept advised of the action taken in the matter.

 

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah).

General Secretary

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UVVVUQXYzZjdjZ2s/view?pli=1

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - November 11, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , , ,

NFIR – Proposed Delegation of Powers to the Divisional Officers and further at the Field Levels for improving efficiency and speedy decision making

NFIR – Proposed Delegation of Powers to the Divisional Officers and further at the Field Levels for improving efficiency and speedy decision making.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. II/97

Dated: 05/11/2015

Shri Alok Kumar
Executive Director Civil Engg. (G)
RaiIway Board
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Proposed Delegation of Powers to the Divisional Officers and further at the Field Levels for improving efficiency and speedy decision making.

Ref: Your communication vide letter No.2015/CE-I/CT/20/4 dated 12.10.2015 to GMs of Indian Railways.

There are number of representations besides telephone calls on the draft document sent by you, seeking suggestions / inputs from the General Managers. Cross Section of railway employees are perturbed over certain draft recommendations as they feel, that the said proposals may cause more problems to the system and generate rivalry at field levels.

In this connection, the Federation invites your kind attention to Note (3) under “Establishment Matters” (Annexure- “A”) relating to the Cadre of Station Master. This specific draft recommendation has generated disappointment among the Supervisors of various cadres.

The Federation therefore requests you to kindly have consultations with us before the EDs Committee finalises the draft document.

Yours faithfully,

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

Click Here to View the Original Order

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - November 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , ,

Merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay-reg.

Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 1.1.2006 and the date of notification of CSS(RP) Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay-reg.,

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. I/2/Part III

Dated: 05/11/2015

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 1.1.2006 and the date of notification of CSS(RP) Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay-reg., 

Ref: MoF (Dept. of Exp.)’s O.M. No. F-2-l/2015-E. III (A) dated 16 October 2015.

The Federation has come across an O.M. Dated 16th October 2015, on the subject issued by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) wherein it has been decided by the Government of India that in cases where promotion took place in the pre-revised pay structure during the period between 01/01/2006 and the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 when the pre-revised and revised pay scales were different and the posts carried the character of feeder and promotional grades,pay fixation on such promotion shall be allowed under Rule 13 of the CCS(RP)Rules,2008 subject to certain conditions. A copy of the O.M. Referred to above is enclosed.
NFIR requests the Railway Board to issue corresponding instructions to all GM’s etc., in respect of Railway employees at an early date.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah),
General Secretary

Click Here to View the Order

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - at 10:02 am

Categories: CCS, Promotion, Railways   Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Outcome of MACP anomalies meeting held between the Railway Board and the Federations on 12th October 2015

Outcome of MACP anomalies meeting held between the Railway Board and the Federations on 12th October 2015.

N F I R

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to:

Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

Dated: 12/10/2015

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 9

The General Secretaries of

Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: MACP anomalies meeting held between the Railway Board (Executive Directors) and the Federations-reg.

The position relating to discussions held between the Railway Board (EDS) and the Federations at Rail Bhavan on 12th October 2015 is briefly placed below:-

1. Financial up-gradation under MACPS to the directly recruited Gradate Engineers Considering entry Grade Pay as Rs. 4600/- for the purpose of MACP to all the directly recruited Engineering Graduates in Design/Drawing Cadre and other Cadres. (NFIR’s PNM item No. 18/2011)

 

After discussion the Official Side stated that they will collect position relating to Graduate Engineers recruited in Pay Scale of Rs. 5500-9000 who were deprived of MACP benefit while those recruited later on and got Pay Scale of Rs. 6500-10500 through LDCE against 20% DR Quota for further View.

2. Third financial up-gradation under MACPS on completion of 20 years of service from the first promotion or 10 years after second promotion or 30 years after regular appointment – Whichever is earlier?

&

7. Grant of financial up-gradation under MACPS to the staff who are in the same Grade Pay for more than 20 years. (NFIR’s PNM Item No. 1/2011).

It was agreed to re-consider and discuss with the Federations before making out conclusion on these issues.

3. Grant of financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy (instead of Grade Pay hierarchy) – as per judgment of various Courts.

Federation explained that the Grade Pay Rs. 2000 is not existing in the Railways and invited attention of Railway Board to the minutes of the Joint Committee meeting held at the level of DoP&T for review. It was agreed to take action accordingly.

4. MACPS benefits to railway employees – cases of employees joining another unit/organization on request.

It was agreed to review and re-iterate DoP&T O.M. as it is.

5. Provision of all benefits on financial upgrading under MACPS – including entitlements for travel & treatment in hospital etc.

Discussed. Official Side stated that the MACP benefits have already been extended as per DoP&T guidelines.

6. Non-grant cf benefit of financial up-gradation under MACPS to the staff on North Western Railway.

Particulars of individual employees will be obtained from N.W. Railway for considering the case. NFIR invited Board’s attention to its letter dated 13/01/2014.

8. Abolition of Pay Scale and Introduction of up-graded Pay Scale with revised designation -Senior Section Engineers (Drawing) – Clarification on entry Grade Pay.

Case of Diploma Holder Tracers appointed against DR Quota vacancies as per Board’s orders (pursuant to DC/J CM decision) will be considered positively.

9. Non-grant of financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme to the Stock Verifiers working in Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Agreed to consider.

10. Grant of financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme – Wrongful clarification issued by the Railway Board.

NFIR quoted the case of Pharmacists, Guards besides Sr. Clerks joined against Graduate Quota having cleared RRB Examination. It was also contended that the LDCE being part of DR Quota, all such promotions are to be ignored for the purpose of MACP. It was agreed to consider.

11. Wrong implementation of MACP Scheme in IT Cadre/Granting of financial benefit under MACP Scheme to EDP Staff.

Will be examined.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)

General Secretary

Source: NFIR

[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UeHVvTUV1YVJmUUE/view]

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - October 13, 2015 at 11:50 am

Categories: MACP   Tags: , , , , , ,

National Holiday Allowance – revision of rate – urged.

National Holiday Allowance – revision of rate – urged.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.1/5(g)/Pt. V

Dated: 13/04/2015

The Chairman,
Seventh Central Pay Commission,
Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,
1st Floor, B-14/A, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi 110016

Dear Sir,

Sub: – National Holiday Allowance – revision of rate – urged.

Pursuant to the recommendation of the Jagannadha Das Pay Commission contained in para 45 of Chapter XXXV, the Railway Board with the sanction of the President, had decided to compensate the Railway employees by additional payment, when they are called upon to perform duties on National Holidays every year. Instructions to this effect were issued by the Railway Board vide letter No.PC-60/HL-2/1 dated 10th August 1961, fixing following criteria for payment of additional pay:-

“Basic Pay as defined in Rule 2003 (21) (a) (i&ii) R-II and full Dearness Allowance (inclusive of Dearness Pay), Where the pay plus Dearness Allowance falls in between the two slabs, the rate for the next higher slabs shall apply”.

2. The Railway Ministry had also declared some more important days as “National Holidays” later on. In this connection, NFIR wishes to reiterate that initially additional pay was granted, to compensate to those Railway employees who in the exigencies of services are not permitted to avail National Holidays, by additional payment equal to 1 ½ times of the normal rate of pay plus DA thereon. At the same time, NFIR conveys that over the period of time not only the nomenclature but also the basis of National Holiday Allowance has been changed completely by the Railway Board without going into its genesis and has implemented the decision in most negative and unrealistic manner resulting less payment of National Holiday Allowance towards the so called compensation. There is wide variation between the original provision and the amount paid at present as National Holiday Allowance as can be seen from the following illustration:-

Pay in the pay band + grade pay as per VIth CPC pay Structure Revised rates of NHA Actually due to be paid
Upto 7260 Rs.170 Rs.745*

[*at one and half times of rate of minimum Pay (5200+1800+113%DA) if correctly taken into account.]
3. Incidentally, the Federation desires to mention that the Fifth Central Pay Commission in their recommendations to the Government of India had suggested payment of National Holiday Allowance at the rate of payment of Over Time Allowance.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Chairman, Pay Commission to consider the facts mentioned above and make suitable recommendations to the Government of India for upward revision of the National Holiday Allowance.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source-NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 18, 2015 at 9:34 am

Categories: 7CPC, Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Employees News, General news, Holidays, Latest News, Railways   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

DA Merger and Interim Relief to be discussed in the National Convention of NC JCM Meeting

DA Merger and Interim Relief to be discussed in the National Convention of NC JCM Meeting

Important issues of DA Merger and Interim Relief to be discussed in the National Convention of NC JCM Meeting which will be held on 11.12.2014 – INDWF Circular

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

INDWF/Circular/012/2014

Date : 17.11.2014

To
All Office Bearers and Working Committee Members,
INDWF

Sub: Holding of National Convention of the National Council (JCM) Staff Side – reg.

Ref: National Council (JCM) Staff Side circular No.NC.JCM/2014/SC Dated 25.10.2014

Dear Colleagues,

National Council (Staff Side) JCM for Central Government employees demanded and submitted a memorandum on Interim Relief and Merger of DA to the 7th CPC and also to the Ministry of Fiance. A reply has been received by the Secretary (Staff Side) National Council (JCM) from Ministry of Finance which is indicative of a refusal of both the demands. The 7th CPC have so far not communicated to us the decision they have taken on the memorandum submitted by the Staff Side, National Council (JCM).

The NDA Government has adopted the same plea made by the UPA II Government to reject our demands.

From the steps so far taken by the BJP Government, it is unambiguous that they would be pursuing the neo-liberal economic policies with much more intensity than even the UPA Government. Having got a clear majority in the Parliament, they would be able to push through necessary legislations to pursue reforms. The outsourcing of Railway functions, privatisation/Corporatisation of Defence manufacturing units, increased FDI inflow in various core sectors of economy, dismantling of the administrative price mechanism, de-nationalisation efforts in the Banking, Insurance and coal sectors and above all the adherence to New Contributory Pension Scheme are some of the bold anti-workers steps taken by the New Government.

The National Council (Staff Side) when they met during October, 2014 at New Delhi it was unanimous opinion to pursue the issues through organizational methods. Accordingly, it was decided to hold a NATIONAL CONVENTION, eliciting the participation of the representatives of all Service organisations participating in the JCM to discuss the emerging situation and decide upon future course of action. Incidentally, we must mention that the JCM conceived as a negotiating forum has been made in-effective by the Government over the years by not convening its meetings periodically.

It was decided that the National Council Convention will be held at

Venue : MPCU Shah Auditorium, Sree Gujarati Samaj, Raj Niwas Road, Civil lines (Opposite Civil lines Metro Station), Delhi
Date : 11th December, 2014 from 12 noon to 1600 hrs.

150 Delegates from Defence Federations (INDWF and AIDEF) are permitted to participate.

Around 75 Delegates from INDWF have to participate and therefore all the Office Bearers and Working Committee members are invited to participate in the convention. Those who are participating are required to intimate to the undersigned so that the Delegate Passes/Badges on their names will be arranged to participate in the convention.

Treat this as an important matter which will decide the issues of 7th CPC (merger of DA and IR) as well as present trend of the New Government on the future of Central Government Employees particulars about Defence Civilian Employees.

Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - November 24, 2014 at 3:20 am

Categories: 7CPC, Dearness Allowance, Employees News, Expected DA, Latest News   Tags: , , , , , , , ,

INDWF Invites proposal for 7th pay commission from its affiliates

INDWF Invites proposal for 7th pay commission from its affiliates

The Indian National workers federation has invited proposal for 7th pay commission from its affiliates functioning in various Directorates under Defence Ministry. The copy of the letter posted in its blog is given below..

Indian National Defence Workers federation
INDWF/INTUC

To
All affiliates of INDWF
Unions/Associations

Dear Affiliates,

The 7th CPC has circulated the questionnaire to all Federations/Unions and Associations and all stake holders and to the Ministries and Departments under Govt. of India; to response to the 7th CPC questionnaire by 9th May 2014. On receipt of this, the National Council JCM Staff Side met on 6th and 7th May 2014 at Delhi and discussed the issues. After due discussion, a consolidated report has been prepared on the questionnaire and has been forwarded to the 7th Pay commission on behalf of the JCM National Council constituents, in which the INDWF is also a constituent Organisation and submitted the same by Indian National Defence Workers Federation.
The National Council JCM has requested the 7th CPC to consider the proposal on behalf of entire Govt. Employees, irrespective of the proposals given by the unions/association. We have also on behalf of the Staff Side National Council JCM requested to extend the period for submission of the memorandum by the respective unions/Federations and Associations up to 30 June 2014.

However the Staff Side JCM National Council has decided to submit their proposal on pay and allowances as well as pensionary benefits etc. by 31.05.2014.

You are requested to forward the reply to 7th CPC questionnaire from your union directly addressed to the Secretary 7th CPC as submitted by National council and Federation. However you are free to include your view also. A copy of the same should be forwarded to the federation positively. (Copy of the Questionnaire is posted to your email and indwfblog spot.com). Moreover, we have decided to hold Directorate wise meeting to prepare the proposals and after that a consolidated memorandum will be finalized. The final proposal will be submitted to the 7th CPC on or before 30th June 2014 by the Federation.

The directorate wise discussion will be held at Delhi on the following dates:

Sr.No Directorate Date Day
01 Navy 15 June 2014 Sunday
02 ARMY (All Dirt. Including MES, AOC,EME) 16 & 17 June 2014 Monday Tuesday
03 DGOF 18 June 2014 Wednesday
04 DGQA & DGAQA 19 June 2014 Thursday
05 Air Force 20 June 2014 Friday
06 DRDO 21 June 2014 Saturday
07 DGAFMS 21 June 2014 Saturday

 

You are requested to prepare the proposals before the directorate wise meeting and forward it to Federation. Please carry a copy of proposal prepared by your union while coming to attend the directorate wise meeting.The compilation of all the directorate wise proposals and preparation of consolidated memorandum will be finalised between 24th to 29th June 2014 at Delhi and will be submitted on 30.06.2014.

The copy of reply to the questionnaire of 7th CPC will guide you to prepare the proposal. Read carefully and incorporate the views of National council in your proposal.

The respective Leader/Secretary and members of the Staff Side JCM’s should take the responsibility on collection of the proposals and prepare the document to be considered by the federation for submission to the 7th CPC.

Kindly prepare the documents and attend the meeting at, JCM House, New Delhi, on the date given above for each directorate.

Yours sincerely,
sd/-
(R. SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Copy to:
Shri Ashok Singh
President, INDWF
New Delhi

Source : INDWF

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - May 13, 2014 at 9:14 am

Categories: 7CPC, Employees News, General news   Tags: , , , , ,

Next Page »