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Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future? Lok Sabha

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Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future? LOk Sabha

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3164

TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE JANUARY 05, 2018
PAUSHA 15, 1939 (SAKA)

NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE

QUESTION

3164. SHRI CH. MALLA REDDY:

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) under the 7th Central Pay Commission has submitted its interim report, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the Government is considering to adjust the salaries of its employees and pensioners Deafness Allowance (DA) that crosses the 50 per cent mark, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(d) whether the Department of Expenditure planning to take the responsibility to regularly monitor salaries and allowances of central government employees and recommend the changes if needed, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a): The National Anomaly Committee set up by the Department of Personnel Training in August, 2016 following the decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission has not yet met.

(b) to (d): No such proposals are at present under consideration.

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7th CPC – Dress Allowance for eligible Railway Employees: Railway Board Order

7th CPC – Dress Allowance for eligible Railway Employees: Railway Board Order No. RBE 141/2017

7thCPC-Dress-Allowance-RAILWAY-EMPLOYEES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No. 64

RBE No. 141/2017
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/7

New Delhi, Dated: 03.10.2017

The General Managers/ CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways and Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance.

In terms of extant instructions, the Uniform- related allowances being paid to Railway employees as admissible included Kit Maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance.

2. Consequent to the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, these uniform-related allowances have been subsumed into a single Dress Allowance. The President is pleased to approve payment of this Dress Allowance to the categories of employees and at the rates as listed below:

1
Officers of RPF/RPSF 20,000/- per annum
2
Personnel Below Officer Rank of RPF, Station masters of Indian Railways 10,000/- per annum
3
Other categories of staff who were supplied Uniforms and are required
to wear them regularly like Trackmen, Running Staff of Indian Railways,
Staff Car Drivers, MTS, Canteen staff of Non-Statutory departmental
Canteens, etc.
5,000/- per annum
4
Nurses 1800/- per month

3. With this notification of Dress Allowance, existing uniform-related allowances including those for maintenance & washing of uniforms, will no longer be payable separately. Existing orders for payment of such separate uniform-related allowances including Shoe Allowance therefore stand superseded.

4. With the payment of this Dress Allowance, categories of staff who were earlier being provided Uniforms, will henceforth not be provided with Uniforms.

5. The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of entitled employees directly once a year in the month of July.

6. This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any special clothing like the fluorescent clothing provided to Trackmen of Indian Railways will continue to be provided by this Ministry as per existing norms.

7. The rates of Dress Allowance will go up by 25% each time Dearness Allowance rises by 50%.

8. These orders shall take effect from 01st July, 2017.

Hindi version will follow.

(Jaya Kuma G)
Deputy Director (Pay Commission) VII
Railway Board

Source: indianrailways.gov.in

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PAY COMMISSION FOR UNORGANISED SECTOR

Pay Commission For Unorganised Sector

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1352
TO BE ANSWERED ON 24.07.2017

PAY COMMISSION FOR UNORGANISED SECTOR

1352. SHRI MALLIKARJUN KHARGE:

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government reviews the working conditions and pay scales of the workers working in unorganized sector by appointing commissions at regular intervals on the lines of employees of the Central Government;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) if not, whether the Government has any such proposal in this regard at present; and

(d) if so, the details thereof along with the time by which final decision is likely to be taken in this regard?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) to (d): The Minimum Wages Act, 1948, provides for fixation/periodic revision of minimum wages in employment to prevent exploitation of workers. Under the Act, the appropriate Government, both the Centre and the States, fixes/revises the minimum wages in scheduled employments falling in their respective jurisdiction. This Act provides for fixation of hours of work, payment of overtime wages besides providing penalties for offences under the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

Source : Lok Sabha

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7th Pay Commission: Time limit to dispose of pay-related anomalies extended to 15th November

7th Pay Commission: Time limit to dispose of pay-related anomalies extended to November 15th
The DoPT had last year asked all central government departments to set up committees to look into various pay related anomalies.

The Centre has extended the time limit to receive and dispose of pay related anomalies for central government employees by three months. November 15th will be the deadline to resolve any discrepancy arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. The earlier date was August 15.

The centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will be implemented from January 1 2016.

The time limit for receipt of anomalies is extended by three months from the date of expiry of receiving anomalies i.e. from February 15, 2017 to May 15, 2017,” the DoPT order said. The DoPT had last year asked all central government departments to set up committees to look into various pay related anomalies. The anomaly committees were to be formed at two levels- national and departmental-consisting of representatives of the official side and the staff side of the national council and the departmental council respectively.

The DoPT had said that the Department Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies pertaining exclusively to the department concerned and having no repercussions on the employees of another ministry or department. Cases where there is a dispute about the definition of anomaly and those where there is a disagreement between the staff side and the official side on the anomaly will be dealt by an “arbitrator”, to be appointed out of a panel of names proposed by the two sides, it had said. Now the deadline of November 15th has been fixed as the date to resolve any discrepancy arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.

Source: oneindia

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Pay Commission Impact on Medical Institutes

7th Pay Commission impact on Medical Institutes

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 5682

ANSWERED ON: 07.04.2017

Pay Commission Impact on Medical Institutes

RAM CHARITRA

Will the Minister of

HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

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

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

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

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

ANSWER

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

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

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Withdrawal of NPS is not within the purview of NPS Committee – Confederation

Withdrawal of NPS is not within the purview of NPS Committee – Confederation

GOVT MADE IT CLEAR THAT WITHDRAWL OF NPS IS NOT WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF NPS COMMITTEE.

YOUNGER GENERATION EMPLOYEES CHEATED: Withdrawal of NPS or exemption from NPS was one of the most important demand of the NJCA in the 11th July 2016 deferred indefinite strike. In the statement issued by NJCA on 06-07-2016 after deferring the indefinite strike, it stated as follows:

“The NJCA particularly notes that the Government has set up a separate committee for reviewing the New Pension Scheme, which has been a matter of concern to all employees and workers who are recruited to Government service on or after 01-01-2004″.

It is true that Government has constituted an NPS Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension). This created a lot of hope among the younger generation employees as they have been made to believe that the committee will consider the demand of NJCA to scrap the NPS or at least exempt Central Government employees from NPS. But to the dismay of all, in the agenda notified by NPS Committee for discussion with staff side (JCM) on 10- 02-2017, the main issues such as (1) Scrapping of NPS (2) Guaranteed minimum pension to NPS subscribers ie; 50% of the last pay drawn should be guaranteed by Government as minimum pension, even if the returns from the annuity insurance scheme is less than 50% and (3) exemption of Central Government employees from the purview of NPS, are not included as agenda for discussion in the meeting. During the discussion with staff side on 10-02-2017, Additional Secretary (Pension) informed the following:

(1) Withdrawal of NPS is not within the purview of NPS Committee.

(2) There are three sub committees constituted on NPS (i) Committee chaired by Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services to look into investment, benefit and taxation, (ii) Committee chaired by Joint Secretary (Expenditure), Finance Ministry, with regard to finalising the accounting, implementation procedure and grievance redressal. (iii) Committee chaired by Additional Secretary (Pension) to formulate Rules and Regulations with regard to various benefits from NPS.

Thus it is made clear without any ambiguity that NPS Committee is constituted by the Government for further strengthening NPS and not for scrapping NPS or exempting from NPS as demanded by NJCA. Everybody knows that whether it is pay commission or NPS Committee, it cannot and will not make recommedations on any issue which are not included in the terms of reference of the Commission/Committee, specifically by the Government. Submitting memorandum to the NPS committee demanding scrapping of Page 2 of NPS or exemption from NPS may not serve any purpose, unless Government give clear mandate to the Committee to examine such a demand also. Thus, NDA Government has rejected the demand of NJCA either to scrap NPS or exempt from NPS. This is the real fact and there need not be any confusion in the mind of the employees. In order to compel the Government to accept the demand, there is no short-cut, other than reviving the indefinite strike.

Railway Federations demand also rejected: Railway Federations have demanded exemption of Railway employees from the purview of NPS. Railway Ministers of UPA and NDA Government had forwarded the demand to the Government with their recommendations stating that Railways is second line of defence and as Military Personnel are already exempted from NPS, Railway employees should also be exempted from NPS. Earlier in a letter dated 15th May 2015 addressed to Railway Board, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services has informed as follows:

“It may kindly be noted that, earlier a proposal to exempt paramilitary forces (ie. CRPF, BSF etc.) from the ambit of NPS was referred to a Group of Ministers (GoM) and was finally not approved by the Government………… You will agree that moving away from the earlier defined benefit based pension system was a concious decision of the Government taken in view of the unsustainable pension liability of the Central Government……. In view of the above, request of the recognised Federations (AIRF & NFIR) for seeking exemption of the Railway Servants appointed on or after 01-01-2004 from the application of the NPS does not seem to be a feasible proposition.”

From the above reply, it is clear that Government is not going to exempt Railway employees or other Central Government employees from the purview of NPS, unless NJCA revive the indefinite strike and compell the Government to negotiate and settle the demand.

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

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GDS: Gramin Dak Sevak Committee Report Major Recommendations

GDS: Gramin Dak Sevak Committee Report Major Recommendations

The Committee’s major recommendations are summarised below

The Old system of payment of time related continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 wage scales with two levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.

New Wage Scales

1. 10,000 – 24,470 (Other than BPM Level 1)
2. 12,000 – 29,380 (Other than BPM Level 2 & BPM Level 1)
3. 14,500 – 35,480 (BPM Level 2)

  • The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDS is increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
  • The new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
    The Level 1 GDS Post Offices/GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
  • The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
    The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wagess of BPMs from Level-1 to Level-2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas which presently have 15% anticipated income norms.
  • The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS post offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
  • The GDSs BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond Level 2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms
  • The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A,B,C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
  • The six approved categories of GDS are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one multi tasking category.
  • The job profile of Multi Tasking GDS is expanded to include work such as Business Development and Marketing etc. Their jobs will no more be confined to their old designations. The Assistant BPM will assist BPMs for increasing revenue generation.
  • The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Department Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
  • The minimum wage has been increased to Rs.10000/- per month and maximum to Rs.35,480/- per month.
  • The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
  • A composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
    Children Education Allowance @ Rs.6,000/- per Child per annum has been introducted for GDS.
  • Risk & Hardship Allowance @ Rs.500/- per month for GDSs working in the special areas has also been introduced.
  • A Financial upgradation has been introduced at 12 Years, 24 years and 36 Years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
  • The ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs.60,000 to Rs.5,00,000/-
  • The GDS contribution for service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
  • The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs.50,000/0 to Rs.5,00,000/-.
  • The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs.100/- per annum to Rs.300/- per annum.
  • The Scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
  • The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistance in the Circle Welfare Fund.
  • The Committee has recommended addition of Rs.10,000/- for purchase of Tablet/Mobile from the Circle Welfare Fund in the head ” Financial Assistance from Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
  • Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDSs has been recommended.
  • The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
  • The Committee has also recommended one week of Paternity Leave.
  • The Committee has recommended 5 days of emergency leave per annum
    Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
  • Online system of engagement has been recommended.
  • The maximum age limit of 50 years for Direct Recruitment of GDSs has been abolished.
  • Minimum one year of GDS service will now be required for GDSs for Direct Recruitment into Departmental cadres such as MTS/Postman/Mail Guard.
  • Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
    Voluntary Discharge Scheme has been recommended.
  • The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
  • The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 Time for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The power for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
  • The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.
  • The committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.
  • The compassionate Engagement of GDSs has been relaxed to give benefits to eligible dependents in all cases of death of GDS while in service.

Source: GDS Committee Report

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Implementation of recommendations of VI CPC – merger of grades-revised classification and mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts-scheme for filling up vacancies after 31/12/2015

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. II/2/Part VII

Dated: 09/01/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of VI CPC – merger of grades-revised classification and mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts-scheme for filling up vacancies after 31/12/2015-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. II/2/Part VII dated 19/01/2016.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2008/PM1/15 dated 09/02/2016.

Pursuant to Federation’s communication vide letter of even number dated 19/01/2016 on the subject wherein Board was requested to issue instructions extending the validity of the revised classification beyond 31/12/2015, the Railway Board vide letter dated 09/02/2016 though extended the currency of the instructions, but however a restriction has been clamped that the said extension shall be upto 31/12/2016. The said extension period has again expired on 31/12/2016, consequently the processing of promotion of staff has been halted on Zonal Railways etc., from 1st January 2017 onwards.

NFIR, therefore, urges upon the Railway Board to extend the scheme beyond 31/12/2016 for ensuring promotions against vacancies.

Federation may be kept advised of the action taken.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaia)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR India

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We Don’t need a Pay Commission – We will Hike it Ourself – Parliamentarians to get 100% Hike

We Don’t need a Pay Commission – We will Hike it Ourself – Parliamentarians to get 100% Hike

The Prime Minister’s Office is learnt to have agreed to consider a recommendation made by the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament, which is headed by BJP MP Yogi Adityanath. The PMO is believed to have agreed to revise not only Parliamentarians’ salary, but also their allowances.

The basic compensation for a lawmaker will climb from Rs 1,90,000 per month to Rs 2,80,000 per month (salary along with constituency and office staff allowances). The government had last revised MPs’ salary in 2010.

Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier was of the view to set up a separate commission for reviewing the salary, instead of MPs themselves, he abandoned it following pressure from the MPs, government sources aware of developments told DH.

The government has also taken a call to increase the President of India’s salary from the existing Rs 1.5 lakh per month to Rs 5 lakh, and governor’s salary to Rs 2.5 lakh per month from existing Rs 1.10 lakh.

The government is planning to bring separate bills in the winter session of Parliament, which is starting from November 16, to give affect to salary hikes for President, governors and MPs. In the same session, the government will also seek Parliament nod to raise the salary of the vice-president, who is also chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

As per the accepted proposal, an MP’s constituency allowance will go up to Rs 90,000 from existing Rs 45,000 every month, the secretarial assistance and office allowance will get a jump from Rs 45,000 to Rs 90,000 per month.

Annual furniture allowance for MP’s official homes will double to Rs 1,50,000 a year and free broadband worth Rs 1,700 per month will be provided at parliamentarians official homes in their constituencies. The monthly pensions for former MPs will also go up from Rs 20,000 to Rs 35,000 per month. Even those who have served for more than five years would get an additional amount in pension – the number of years multiplied by Rs 2,000.

At present, the additional amount is the number of years multiplied by Rs 1,500.

Besides salary, the MPs are also entitled for government accommodation, air travel and train travel facilities, besides three landline telephone connections and two mobile phones. They also get a loan of Rs 4 lakh to buy a vehicle.

Source: DH

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Armed Forces to get 10% Arrears before October 30

Armed Forces to get 10% Arrears before October 30 : The defence ministry has said a pending issuance of the pay commission notification has been sanctioned by the president on ad-hoc basis.

Even as the Central government and the three armed forces chiefs are trying to sort out a dispute over the new pay grades for the army, navy and the air force, the central government has planned a temporary payment for the armed forces.

The defence ministry has said a “pending issuance” of the pay commission notification has been sanctioned by the president on ad-hoc basis. The arrears will be 10 percent of the current pay drawn by the soldiers, which would be calculated from January 2016.

This means all the soldiers are set to receive roughly one month’s salary. The government is trying to ensure that the arrears are reflected in salary slips before October 30 (Diwali).

According to media reports, the army, navy, and the air force personnel (unlike the civil service) have neither received their arrears arising out of the pay-commission order, nor have their new salary scales come into force. The delay is due to the three service chiefs’ intervention seeking correction in the anomalies in the compensation structure for the forces.

The service chiefs have said that the services will not implement the pay commission’s recommendations until and unless the anomalies, which include those related to disability and pay pensions, are resolved.

In other news, the government on Monday refuted media reports, which suggested that the disability pension scheme for the armed forces had been cut. Government sources cited by a leading daily claimed that the disability pension for sepoys had increased by Rs 2,700 per month, for havaldars by Rs 1,450 per month and for naiks by Rs 2,300 per month post the implementation of the 7th pay commission.

Media reports indicated that the government has notified of a new set of rules for granting disability pensions to the armed forces. The new pension calculation method replaces the decade-old system put in place by the sixth pay commission (CPC) according to which, the pensions arising by disability aggravated by military services/wars were calculated on percentage basis on the last pay drawn.

Source: IBtimes

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Satisfied with Parrikar response on pay commission: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

Satisfied with Parrikar’s response on pay commission: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

New Delhi: The armed forces today said they have raised “anomalies” in the 7th Pay Commission with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and were satisfied with his response that the issue will be resolved at the earliest.

The statement by the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha comes just days after the three services issued letters to their formations, saying they have asked the government to hold “in abeyance” the implementation of the CPC in view of the “unresolved anomalies”.

The forces argue that the anomalies lower the status and pay parity of forces vis-a-vis their counterparts in the police and civilian administration.

Raha and Navy Admiral Sunil Lanba had also met with Parrikar on Monday over the issue.

The 7th Pay Commission anomalies in respect of the armed forces were discussed with the Defence Minister in detail by the Service Chiefs and the members of the Armed Forces Pay Commission Cell, a statement by Raha’s office said.

The Defence Ministry is “seized of all the issues and has assured to resolve them at the earliest. The Services are satisfied with the response,” it said.

The statement came amid reports that the forces were not happy with Parrikar’s reply.

PTI

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

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

bpms

REF: BPMS/Cir/17th TC/08

Dated: 13.08.2016

To,

The President/General Secretary

Unions Affiliated to the Federation.

Office Bearers & Executive Committee Members

BPMS

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

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

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

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

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

through Hon’able Member of Parliament of your constituency.

Your support for the said programme is solicited.

Brotherly yours

(M P SINGH)

General Secretary

Enclosed: Proforma of Memorandum

Copy to:

1- The General Secretary

BMS, New Delhi

2- The In-charge

BPMS, Lucknow

3- The Secretary General

GENC, Kanpur

To,

The Prime Minister,

Govt of India,

South Block, Raisina Hills

New Delhi – 110 011

Through: Shri …………….

Hon’ble Member of Parliament,

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

Hon’ble Sir,

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

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

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

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

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

With deep regards.

Sincerely yours

(Name)

General Secretary

Source: BPMS

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Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff

Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff

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/NFIR/7CPC(Imp)/2016/R.B.

Dated: 04/08/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff-reg.

Ref: (i)NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7CPC(Imp)/2016/R.B. dated 13/07/2016.
(ii) Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02/0811016 (RBE No. 93/2016).

The Federation vide its letter dated 13/07/2016 requested the Railway Board that in view of 30% pay element of Running Staff needed to be taken for arriving at the “multiplier factor”, it was suggested to maintain the same at “3” instead of “2.57”. Federation is however disappointed to note that the Railway Board instead of following the simple procedure has complicated and mutilated the pay fixation formula/procedure of Running Staff as per illustration given in Annexure ‘C’ of Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02/08/2016 (RBE No. 93/2016).

In this connection, the Federation brings to the notice of the Railway Board that in the Resolution circulated by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide No. 1-2/2016-IC on 25th July 2016 in Para 12, it has been mentioned that in respect of Railway employees to whom Running Allowance is admissible, it will be ensured that the actual rise in pay at the time of initial fixation is about 14.29% as recommended by the Pay Commission. Federation feels sad to convey that the said decision of the Ministry of Finance has not been complied with by the Railway Ministry particularly in respect of Running Staff.

In case of Running Staff with Rs.1000/- Basic Pay, he will get Dearness Allowance Rs.1,625/-, thus, the total would be Rs.2,625/-. In terms of Gazette Para 12, minimum benefit 14.29% should be given to Running Staff. 14.29% of Rs.2,625/- is Rs.375/-. Thus Basic Pay + Dearness Allowance + Minimum Guaranteed Benefit = 1000 + 1625 + 375 = Rs.3,000/-. From this, it is clear that the Running Staff having Basic Pay of Rs.1000/- should be fixed at Rs.3000/-. But in the illustration given in RBE 93/2016, Running Staff with Basic Pay of Rs.19,930/- is fixed at Rs.58,694/-, which works out 12.19% which is clear violation of Para 12 of Gazette Notification.

In view of the above, the Annexure of Board’s letter dated 02/08/2016 is needed to be redrawn to ensure justice to the Running Staff. NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider the above points and issue modification immediately duly endorsing copy to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

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

Source : NFIR

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A miserable 2 per cent – ARTICLE BY SRI. VINODH RAI ON 7TH CPC

A miserable 2 per cent – ARTICLE BY SRI. VINODH RAI ON 7TH CPC

Former comptroller and auditor general, Rai is chairman of Banks Board Bureau.

On June 30, headlines across newspapers were on the Union government having approved the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations. The Economic Times headline read, “Central staff hit pay dirt: An early Diwali”. The newspaper said the government had accepted the recommendations doling out ‘hefty’ pay hikes. The salaries were expected to increase in the range of 14 per cent to 23 per cent. The bold fonts also announced that the lowest salary was to increase from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000. The highest salary, received by the cabinet secretary, was to go up to Rs 2,50,000 from Rs 90,000.

Sounds huge, does it not? But we need to analyse this. What is the bonanza and what are the hefty pay hikes which are speculated to be “fuelling inflationary pressures”?

Actually, the salary of Rs 7,000 and Rs 18,000 are not comparable. The equivalent of the Rs 7,000 basic salary, which was fixed 10 years ago and currently applicable with the dearness allowance added on, is Rs 15,750 (Rs 7,000 basic plus 125 per cent DA). In the salary of Rs 18,000 now announced, the DA is subsumed. Thus, a more accurate comparison would be the present salary of Rs 15,750 and the new salary of Rs 18,000. Similarly, the cabinet secretary at present receives Rs 2,02,500. The newspapers also announced that the total outgo as a consequence of the hike was expected to be Rs 1 lakh crore.

The comments on social media are more expressive! They question whether government employees actually deserve higher salaries: “Being paid more for what?”, “More pay for less and less work”, and “Babus don’t deserve a hike.” In fact, it is speculated that these increases will fuel inflation. Another school of thought believes that it will kickstart spending, thus generate demand and hence increased economic activity.

The Pay Commission is announced once in ten years. Thus any increase in basic salary comes about once in ten years. Even if we were to assume that this Pay Commission has brought about a hike of 20 per cent, it would tantamount to a simple rate of 2 per cent per annum. Which employee in the private sector would be content with a 2 per cent per annum hike? A couple of years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to hear of the bonus received by one of the youngsters in the family. I found that his annual bonus alone was more than the sum of the total salary earned by me over my entire career! He could afford at least two vacations abroad for himself and his kids every year, travelling business class. My wife and I have never been on any vacation as yet. At most, every year we visited our parents using up my earned leave or she would accompany me if I travelled on work. For him the weekend is a total break from work—he gets no official calls over the weekend. Mine was a 24×7 job when I could not refuse anyone who called me. Once when my wife reminded the caller that he had called on a holiday, he had the gumption to remind her that official phones were given to government functionaries so that they could be contacted all the time!

There is then the fear that the pay increase will cause financial difficulties to state governments. True, it will. However, prudent financial management requires constant mobilisation of resources. However, considering the fact that we have just about an election every year, to local bodies or state legislatures or the general election, very few governments can take appropriate measures to increase taxes or tap methods to raise resources. If you cannot take harsh decisions to raise resources, why blame government employees who get a paltry increase of 2 per cent per annum?

I acknowledge that government employees are not the most popular guys. To a large extent, we are to blame for this. This perception needs to be addressed and only we can do that with our own endeavours and actions. However, if the general public still continues to grudge the paltry increase, they must realise that if you pay peanuts you get only ……….!

Source : http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

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DA MERGER WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE BENEFICIAL THAN PAY COMMISSION

DA MERGER WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE BENEFICIAL THAN PAY COMMISSION

DA MERGER WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE BENEFICIAL THAN PAY COMMISSION – G. SAHARAJAN, SECRETARY, CGPA, KERALA

The 7th CPC submitted its report in November 2015. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries blocked it for 7 long months. Finally the cabinet approved the report without any modification, The Gazette Notification on the pay and allowances of employees was issued on 25-07-2016. The same minimum pay of Rs.18000/- The same multiplication factor of 2.57. Absolutely no change.

Let us now analyse what would have been the case, had 50% of Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief been merged with pay / pension with effect from 01-11-2011. DA merger had taken place before implementation of 5th and 6th CPC Recommendations.

Though we had demanded it this time also, it was not agreed to. Whether enough organizational pressure was there to get the demand accepted is now an academic issue for discussion only. The DA / DR was 51% in January 2011. The percentage rates of DA/DR were 58, 65, 72, 80, 90, 100 107, 113, 119 and 125 during subsequent six monthly periods up to January 2016.

Now we shall workout the financial implication of the 50% DA/DR merger notionally. A person with a basic pay / pension of Rs. 10,000/- would have got Rs. 1,06,500/- as difference in DA/DR for the period 01-01-2011 to 31-12-2015. That is the notional loss. It is easy to workout.

For every 1,000 rupee as pay / pension, the benefit would have been Rs. 10650/- We cannot even dream of such an amount as pay revision “bonanza”. The pay + DA of the lowest paid employee who was drawing Rs. 7,000/- (5,200 +1,800). On 01-01-2016 would have been Rs. 1,8375/- In that case, no Pay Commission would have dared to recommend Rs. 18000/- as minimum pay as it would have been less than the actual pay + DA drawn by the employee. Even if we accept the 14.29% increase recommended by the 7th CPC, the minimum pay would have been Rs. 21,000/- and so the multiplication factor would have increased to 3 instead of 2.57. Employees and pensioners would have been benefitted significantly.

We were after the euphoria of a Pay Commission. We thought the CPC and the Government will deliver us good. It was a folly on our part in not clinching the demand of merger of 50% DA with effect from 01-01-2011. We shall blame ourselves for that. This is a lesson for us to be cautious in future.

Source: http://cgpakerala.blogspot.in/

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Banks to launch new loan schemes to grab pay commission arrears

Banks to launch new loan schemes to grab pay commission arrears

Banks-to-launch-schemes-to-grab-arrears

New Delhi: State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, and its rivals are set to launch programmes aimed at encouraging central government employees in line for fatter 7th pay commission arrears to borrow and spend on consumer goods, cars and homes.

The government announced its employees would get the higher salaries from August along with arrears of the first seven months under the Finance ministry Office Memorandum No.1-5/2016-IC issued on Friday. The pay commission award is due from January 1.

Punjab National is also firming up plans to tap salary increases to the tune of a total Rs 70,000 crore through this financial year thanks to the award of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

State-owned SBI will raise the age bar on loan repayments by five years in the two schemes it’s planning. It will also offer lower interest rates and the flexibility of paying higher installments in the first few years.

“We will launch SBI Privilege to suit the needs of the borrowers who will be benefiting from the pay commission,” SBI managing director Rajnish Kumar told The Economic Times. “This new scheme will allow home loan borrowers to service loans till the age of 75 from the existing age of 70 years besides a five basis point reduction in interest rates if they repay through check-off facility (or payments deducted directly from the salary).” A basis point is 0.01 percentage point.

Another progamme, SBI Shaurya, is aimed at defence personnel, who are also in line for pay and pension increases.

“We expect that the major demand will be from personal loans and car loans,” a Bank of Baroda executive told The Economic Times. “We will be soon be coming out with interesting offers on these two product lines.”

After the sixth pay commission award in 2008, the sales of two wheelers and passenger cars rose 25%. Analysts expect a similar bump, though not as sharp, this time around.

The increase in salary this time is an average 15% compared with 40% last time. Plus, last time the arrears were for two years, resulting in a bigger surge.

Inputs with ET

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7th Pay Commission: Pay parity between IAS, non-IAS officers to be examined by the Government

7th Pay Commission: Pay parity between IAS, non-IAS officers to be examined by the Government

The parliament was informed on the 18th that since the 7th Pay Commission was not able to arrive at a consensus over the issue of pay parity between IAS and non-IAS officers, the matter will now be examined in detail by the department concerned.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said, “7th Pay Commission could not arrive at a consensus on this issue (parity between IAS and non-IAS officers). Therefore, the matter will be examined by the concerned department in detail for further consideration”.

He said employee associations of central government had given a call for strike with effect from July 11, 2016 which has been deferred.

“However, the government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees Association and it would be the endeavour of the government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise,” the minister said.

The government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The minister said the increase in pay as recommended by the Commission is based on the detailed deliberations keeping in view all relevant factors.

The three-member Seventh Pay Commission was divided over the issue of financial and career-related edge given to IAS officers as against those belonging to the other services.

Presently, the IAS officers get a two-year edge over other services for getting empanelled to come on deputation at the Centre.

A confederation representing thousands of officers of 20 civil services, including Indian Police Service (IPS) have asked the government to give equal pay and job-related opportunities enjoyed by those in IAS.

Source: indianexpress.com

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Bonanza for babus! 23.55% Salary hike likely for central government employees

Bonanza for babus! 23.55% Salary hike likely for central government employees

cabinet-to-take-up-pay-panel-proposal-on-29th

The total outgo if this award is implemented from January 1, 2016, is pegged at Rs 1.02 lakh crore, providing a bid demand boost to the economy.

NEW DELHI: The much-anticipated Seventh Pay Commission bonanza for the government employees is likely soon with the Union Cabinet set to consider the panel’s recommendations on Wednesday.

The committee of secretaries tasked with reviewing the recommendations has given its report that would be considered by the government before deciding on the final award.

The Seventh Pay Commission has announced 23.55% increase in pay and allowances of serving central government employees and 24% increase in pension of retired officers.

A government official confirmed that the proposal is on the cabinet agenda for Wednesday.

The total outgo if this award is implemented from January 1, 2016, is pegged at Rs 1.02 lakh crore, providing a bid demand boost to the economy.

However, in view of fiscal constraints, the government is likely to go for a lower increase and also delay the implementation of the increase in allowances.

In the budget for FY17, the government has budgeted 32% increase in salary of its employees but only a meagre 1.9% rise in allowances.

Finance ministry officials have said that the budget has adequate provision for pay commission and the fiscal deficit target of 3.5% of GDP will not be under stress from implementation of the award.

In a report after the budget, Moody’s had said “Pay Commission recommendations of a 24% hike in public sector salary, allowances and pensions, is not fully accounted for in the budget” and will be a source of spending pressure.

The government can delay the implementation of increase in allowances to a later date but the salary increases will have to be given from January 1, 2016, which means employees will get arrears for these month, a potential boost to economy.

Car and property sales tend to rise after pay commission awards.

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Implementation of 7th Pay Commission to impact govt’s fiscal math: Deutsche Bank

Implementation of 7th Pay Commission to impact govt’s fiscal math: Deutsche Bank

New Delhi: Implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations is likely to exert pressure on the government’s fiscal finances and inflation trajectory going forward, says a Deutsche Bank report.

According to the global financial services firm, the government is likely to meet its fiscal deficit target for the fiscal but may settle for a higher fiscal deficit target of 3.8 percent for 2016-17.
“It will be difficult for the government to absorb the likely 0.5 percent of GDP worth incremental increase in wage bill and also attempt to bring the fiscal deficit down to 3.5 percent of GDP in FY17, as per the revised medium-term fiscal consolidation plan,” Deutsche Bank said in a research note.
According to the global brokerage firm, the government is expected to settle for a higher fiscal deficit target of 3.8 percent of GDP in FY17, lower than the 3.9 percent likely out-turn in fiscal year 2015-16.
Moreover, the 7th Pay Commission would boost consumption but not “materially”.
However, Pay Commission would boost household savings in the next couple of years, which will help to support domestic investment needs, without having to rely excessively on foreign savings (or current account deficit).
On inflation, the report said the inflation trajectory will likely get affected by 30-50 bps, due to the Pay Commission impact, which should still leave room for the central bank to cut the policy rate by at least 25 bps.
Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on February 2 left key interest rate unchanged citing inflation risks and growth concerns, while pegging further easing of monetary policy on government’s budget proposals.
Rajan said RBI “continues to be accommodative” but would look forward to the government’s budget proposals on February 29 as also the inflation trend.
According to Deutsche Bank, beyond the 25 bps rate cut, scope of further easing would be strictly data dependent and would hinge on the likelihood of RBI’s meeting the 5 percent CPI target by early next year.

Source : zeenews.india.com

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Draft Memorandum of NFPE to be submitted on GDS Issue to the Chairman, GDS Committee

Draft Memorandum of NFPE to be submitted on GDS Issue to the Chairman, GDS Committee

From: –

…………………………………………

…………………………………………

…………………………………………

…………………………………………

To

Shri Kamlesh Chandra

Chairman,

Gramin Dak Sevak Committee

Ministry of Communication & IT

Government of India

Malcha Marg Post office Building

New Delhi – 110021

Sub: – Memorandum on GDS issues,

With due respects and regards, we submit the following for your kind consideration and favourable recommendations to the Govt.

  1. Departmentalization of GDS by declaring them as Civil Servants and grant all benefits of regular employees on pro rata basis.
  1. Change the nomenclature of GDS as “Gramin Dak Karmachari” or “Rural Postal Employees”
  1. Considering the need and requirement of Rural Post Offices after modernization viz., Core Banking Solutions (CBS), Core Insurance Solution (CIS) and introduction of handheld computers at BOs and additional responsibilities, the working hours of all BOs may be extended to 8 hours and all GDS may be granted full time Civil Servant status. There should no combination of duties. The illegal condition that GDS shall not on duty for more than five hours should be removed.
  1. Minimum five hour wages should be paid even if the work load is less than 5 hours and if work load is more than five hours wages for full time (8hours) should be paid. Nomenclature of TRCA should be changed and it should be called as ‘Pay’. There should not be any reduction in wages under any circumstances.
  1. The Branch Postmaster shall be paid at the pro rata wages of Postal Assistants; GDSMD/GDSSV shall be paid equal to Postmen; and all other categories with the comparison of MTS. GDS shall be appointed and not engaged and the word ‘engagement’ shall be deleted in the existing rules.
  1. Time bound promotion (ACP) to higher pay scale on completion of 10 years, 20 years and 30 years may be granted to GDS. Point to Point fixation is requested for senior GDS. The pay shall be fixed to the seniors in the revised pay based on the number of years of service rendered to that extent by granting notional annual increments. The percentage of annual increment shall be at par with regular employees to whom the comparison is being made. The nomenclature of increment shall be introduced in the place of ‘future entitlement’.
  1. The GDS may be considered for grant of HRA, Transport Allowance, Split duty Allowance on pro rata basis at par with regular departmental employees whom we are comparing for wage fixation. The rent of the building in which BO is housed may be paid by the department.
  1. TA/DA may be granted to GDS if ordered in the interest of service and all other Allowance like Boat Allowance, SDA, may be extended to GDS.
  1. The GDS shall be covered with the Children Education Allowance and hostel subsidy at par with regular employees.
  1. The GDS shall be covered under the CS (MA) Rules or a new set of rules equal to that which provide full reimbursement of medical expenses to the GDS and their families.
  1. The GDS may be granted leave on the following norms.

(i)           E.L – One Day for each completed calendar month with accumulation.

(ii)          HPL – 20 days per year, with accumulation facility.

(iii)        Commuted leave may be introduced.

(iv)         Maternity leave – 180 days at par with regular employees with full pay & allowances. Pay shall be made from salary head and not from the welfare fund of GDS.

(v)          Child care leave shall be granted at par with regular employees.

(vi)         Special Disability Leave – As applicable to regular employees.

  1. Notwithstanding our claim of introduction of pension scheme at par with regular employees prior to 01-01-2004, we request to modify the S.D.B.S scheme to the extent of 10% recovery from the officials; 20% from the department. Ex-gratia gratuity shall be granted on completion 10 years service. Family pension shall also be introduced.
  1. All vacancies in the departmental posts viz. MTS, Postmen, shall be filled only by GDS and there shall be no other open market direct recruitment. In respect of PA cadre, the GDS possessing Qualifications and computer knowledge shall be permitted to write the competitive exam along with postman & MTS for the Departmental Quota vacancies.
  1. The GDS Conduct & Engagement rules 2011 shall be scrapped and CCS (Conduct) Rules 1964 may be made applicable to GDS also. It shall be covered under Article 309 of the Union Constitution.
  1. 50% of the past services of GDS shall be counted as regular service on promotion for pensionary benefits including gratuity.
  1. GDS shall also be covered under LTC Scheme to have recreation in life.
  1. GDS may be provided with uniforms and also grant of Washing Allowance.
  1. All advances like festival, medical, LTC, Tour TA, scooter, HBA, Motor Cycle Advance shall be extended to the GDS. All incentives, honorariums shall be introduced for the excess work performed by GDS.
  1. Furnishing of security band shall be dropped. Similarly the residential condition may also be dropped in the recruitment rules.
  1. Transfer facilities may further be liberalized; there shall be no loss of service or pay on transfer. Identity cards to GDSs are a must and that shall be supplied to GDS free of cost of the Department.
  1. Compassionate appointment may be granted to the dependents of deceased GDS, removing the existing conditions.
  1. GDS may be granted all Trade Union rights at par with regular employees.
  1. The amount payable under Group Insurance Scheme may be enhanced to five lakhs.
  1. The 50 years age limit for appearing for departmental examination may be removed.
  1. One point may be granted for Rs.4000- of cash handling in BOs.

We submit that these poor and down trodden 2.76 lakhs of Gramin Dak Sevaks should not be neglected and shall be extended with all benefits applicable to departmental employees. As Justice Talwar Quoted that ‘the weak and downtrodden need protection’. We hope that the respected Chairman, GDS Committee will look in to the prayers made by the All India Postal employees Union GDS (NFPE) also we made in the pre paras and render justice to this down-trodden section of the Postal employees.

With profound regards,

Yours sincerely,

Place: -

Date:-

(Name of the GDS with

Designation)

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