Thursday, September 18, 2014

Order Issued by Finance Ministry for the Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees revised rates from 1.7.2014

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2014
F.No.1/2/2014-E.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 18th September, 2014.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2014.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1/1/2014-E.II(B) dated 27th March, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Deamess Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 100% to 107% with effect from 1st July, 2014.

2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No. 1(3)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
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(A. Bhattacharya)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/da/da01072014.pdf]

ALL INDIA PROTEST DAY – AIRF organize a countrywide protest on 19.09.2014

AIRF organize a countrywide “Jan Jagran Abhiyan” from 3rd to 18 Sept, 2014 in all over Indian Railway by AIRF affiliates and on 19th Sept, 2014 the countrywide “All India Protest Day”…

Press Release of AIRF on the eve of” ALL INDIA PROTEST DAY ON 19.09.2014″.

A.I.R.F.
PRESS RELEASE
New Delhi,18 Sept4 2014

Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation said that inspite of the continuous negotiation with the Government of India & Railway Ministry, the genuine pending demands of the Ratiwaymen has not so far been resolved & lying as unattended.

Shri. Mishra further said that the 36 points charter of demands was discussed in the Central Council Meeting of AIRF on 3-4 July 2014 at and also on Working committee Meeting of AIRF held on 25-26 Aug, 2014 at Nanital, where the serious concern over the 36 point Charter of demand were engaged the attention of all members. The major demands are as regards- Scrapping New Pension Scheme, Filing up of the lakh of the Vacancies in Railways, Stop privatization & contractization in Railways, Removal of the ceiling limit of Rs. 3500/- for calculation of the Productivity Linked Bonus, Removal of anomalies of VI CPC, Merger of Dearness Allowances, Interim Relief not yet granted although, the demand were raised in JCM forum, Redressai of pending problems of Running staff, stop Anti labour amendment in the various labour laws such as I.D Act. Factory Act, and Apprentice Act etc, Employment of ward of Railway employees.  Exemption limit on Income Tax be raised to Rs. 5 Lakh, Provision of basic amentias to the women workers at their work place etc,

Shri Mishra further mentioned that there is great resentment amongst the Railway Workers on the account of the unattended charter of demands in general and FDI, PPP in particular. The FDI, will definitely not be beneficial to the Indian Railway system and the Government decision is aimed to divide the activities of Railway into two different mode of functioning and hand it over to Multi National Private Companies through this dis-investmeflt & Privatization.

The Anti labour attitude of the Railway Ministry & Govt. of India has compelled us to organize a countrywide “Jan Jagran Abhiyan” from 3rd to 18 Sept, 2014 in all over Indian Railway by AIRF affiliates and on 19th Sept, 2014 the countrywide “All India Protest Day” wifl be organized in front of All the Administrative Officers of Zonal Railway, workshop, Production units, station etc,. if the genuine demands of the Railwaymen are not addressed properly by the Govt of India and Railway Ministry, the Railway employee will be compelled to March for indefinite Strike as done in the past in year of 1974 for which Govt. of India / Railway Ministry will be responsible.
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For General Secretary
Source: AIRF

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

7th Pay Commission’s visit to Mussoorie/Dehradun

7th Pay Commission’s visit to Mussoorie/Dehradun

The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.

In its second phase of interaction, the Commission has started holding meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a first-hand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.

Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Mussoorie/Dehradun between 8th October and 10th October 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.

The last date for receiving request for meeting is 30th September, 2014 (1700 hours).

Source: http://7cpc.india.gov.in/400

General Provident Fund (GPF) – Employee Provident Fund (EPF)

General Provident Fund (GPF) – Employee Provident Fund (EPF)

The Provident Fund for Central Government employees is known as General Provident Fund (GPF). The scheme is not available for those who were appointed after 01.01.2014. They come under the newly formed National Pension Scheme.

Salaried employees are eligible for Employee Provident Fund. Under this scheme, 12% of the employee’s basic salary and D.A is deducted for savings. The employer pays the same amount into the employee’s account.

Currently, the salary limits for P.F. deductions have been raised from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 15,000. In other words, if an employee earns Rs. 20,000 per month, then, at most, for Rs. 6,500, he would have had a PF deduction of 12%, i.e., Rs.780. Now, it has been raised to Rs. 1,800. The employer too will pay an equal amount. Of the 12% that the employer pays, 8.33% is taken for the PF pension and the remaining 3.36% goes into the PF account. Until now, a maximum Rs. 541 was being deducted for the pension fund. Now, that has been increased to Rs. 1,249.

The EPFO grants pension to retired employees of the private sector. The Centre has raised the minimum monthly pension issued by EPFO to Rs. 1,000. More than 50 lakh employees will benefit from this.

Source : www.employeesnews.net

CBEC issued cadre review notification

CBEC issued cadre review notification

Customs & Central Excise Cadre Review

Board has issued CR NT Formations notifying the jurisdiction of all formations and the date of their effect.
The date of effect is 15-10-2014. So all the new Formations (new Commissionerates, Directorates, present Commissionerates reorganised and designated authorities) will take effect from 15-10-2014.

View the CBEC Notification dated 16th Sep’14

Source: http://paycommissionupdate.blogspot.in/

UFBU indicated flexibility on its demand of 25% provided IBA revise its offer substantially and also settle other issues…

On 27 Sep. to find amicable solution UFBU indicated flexibility on its demand of 25% provided IBA revise its offer substantially

On 27th September 2014, in order to find amicable solution UFBU indicated flexibility on its demand of 25% provided IBA revise its offer substantially and also settle other issues. IBA told they would hold meeting in the next week and respond.

On Government approval for revision of Staff Housing Loan Scheme, IBA instructed the banks to revise the same by their Boards

Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India vide their letter no. F.No.4/5/2/2003-IR dated August 11, 2014 advised Public Sector Banks to revise the Staff Housing Loan Scheme. Accordingly, IBA vide their letter no. CIR/HR&IR/2014-15/624-A/482 dated August 12, 2014 has issued instructions to all Public Sector Banks to formulate the Staff Housing Loan Policy with the approval of their respective Boards keeping the Housing Loan Scheme to Staff outside the purview of Industry level Bipartite Settlement.

Deptt of Financial Services, MOF, GOI advised PSBs to frame policy to minimize the hardship of female employees during transfers

Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India vide their letter no. F.No.4/9/1/2014-IR dated August 8, 2014 advised Public Sector Banks including IDBI and SBI associates to frame policy on the subject with the approval of their Board to minimize the hardship of female employees during transfers, keeping in view the following:-
i) -To accommodate as far as possible placement/transfer of married female employee, on her request, at a place where her husband is stationed or as near as possible to that place or vice versa; and
ii) -To accommodate as far as possible placement/transfer of unmarried female employee, on her request, at a place where her parents, are stationed or as near as possible to that place.


Compassionate Appointment Scheme in PSBs on the lines of Central Govt cleared by the Govt. Ex-Gratia Scheme will be discontinued

Government of India vide their D.O.F. No. 18/2/2013-IR dated 7 August 2014 cleared Compassionate Appointment Scheme in Public Sector Banks on the lines of Central Government. Ex-Gratia Scheme in lieu of Compassionate Appointment will be discontinued. Scheme is effective from 05.08.2014. Necessary instructions in this regard have also been issued by IBA vide their Circular No.CIR/HR&IR/2014-15/532/476 dated 11.8.2014


DA payable to employees for the Quarter Aug. to Oct. 2014 shall be 683 slabs i.e. an increase of 33 slabs over the current level

In terms of clause 7 of the 9th Bipartite Settlement dated 27.04.2010 and clause 3 of the Joint Note dated 27.04.2010, the rate of Dearness Allowance payable to workmen and officer employees for the quarter August 2014 to October 2014 shall be 102.45% of ‘Pay’ against 97.50% of ‘Pay’ applicable for the previous quarter.

On 13th June IBA improved their offer from 10% to 11% which UFBU rejected & told 25% on pay slip components is their expectation

During negotiations on 13th June 2014, IBA improved their offer from earlier 10% to 11% which UFBU rejected. Since UFBU refused to accept the IBA’s offer of 11% increase, IBA wanted to know the expectation of the UFBU for which it was informed that our minimum expectation is 25% increase in the Pay Slip components cost. IBA expressed their total inability to accept the same as it is beyond the paying capacity of the Banks.

Government issued guidelines for Pay Fixation of Ex-servicemen Re-employed in Public Sector Banks on or after 01.01.2006

Government issued guidelines for Pay Fixation of Ex-servicemen Re-employed in Public Sector Banks on or after 01.01.2006.
For detailed guidelines Click http://aipnbsf.org/files/Annexure.pdf

Employees who were Dismissed / Removed but subsequently reinstated are entitled for one more option of pension

The IBA vide its letter HR & Industrial Relations No.CIR/HR&IR/G2/2013-14/8618 dated 06.01.2014 communicated that the Ministry of Finance, Government of India vide its letter F.No.4/8/22/2001-IR dated 19.02.2002 advised banks to take an appropriate decision with the approval of Bank’s Board only in those cases where the officer/employee could not exercise option because he/she stood either dismissed or compulsorily retired as on 29.09.1995 but later on got reinstated either due to decision of the court or appellate authority. In case the incumbent has got full wages for the period of absence due to dismissal etc., such period will be counted as qualifying service for pension. In case the incumbent has not got the benefit of full wages, the period of absence will not be considered as qualifying service for pension. AII other requests received by the Bank for different reasons should not be accepted under any circumstances.

Ex-Gratia amt. to Pre 1986 Retirees/ surviving spouses revised to Rs.350+Dearness Relief and Rs.175+Dearness Relief respectively

The IBA vide its letter HR & Industrial Relations No. CIR/HR&IR/G3/2013-14/8615 dated 06.01.2014 communicated that the Ministry of Finance, Government of India has enhanced the Ex-gratia amount being paid to (1) Surviving Pre 01.01.1986 retirees and (2) Surviving spouses of pre 01.01.1986 retirees based on the recommendations of IBA as below:


Surviving Pre 1.1.1986 retirees Surviving spouses of Pre 1.1.1986 retirees
Existing Rs.300/- plus applicable Dearness Relief thereon Rs.1000/- fixed without applicable Dearness Relief thereon
Revised Rs.350/- plus applicable Dearness Relief thereon Rs.175/- plus applicable Dearness Relief thereon

Family of Armed Force Re-employed in Bank/PSU/Civil Dept after retirement from Military is entitled to draw Dual Family Pension

Family of Armed Forces who got Re-employed in Banks/PSUs/Civil Deptt./Autonomous Bodies/Local Funds of Central/State Govt. after getting retired from Military Service and were in receipt of Military Pension till death, shall also be allowed to draw Dual Family Pension (from Military as well as from the deptt. where re-employed). The Benefits shall be granted from 24.09.2012 only. However, this provision will also be allowed in past cases.

(Government of India MOD No. 01(05)/20100-D (pen/pol) dated 17.01.2013)

Source: http://aipnbsf.org/view-news

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