Monday, August 5, 2013

Expected DA: DA from July, 2013, 10% hike likely to announce in September - Confederation demanding 50% merger

Expected DA: DA from July, 2013, 10% hike likely to announce in September - Confederation demanding 50% merger


Govt likely to announce 10% DA hike next month

Government uses CPI-IW data for past 12 month or a year to arrive at a number for the purpose of any DA hike

The government is likely to announce a hike in dearness allowance to 90% from existing 80% in September, benefiting about 50 lakh central employees and 30 lakh pensioners ahead of the festival season.

According to official sources, the preliminary assessment suggests that dearness allowance hike will be in the range of 10-11% and would be effective from July 1 this year.

He said the exact number could be calculated only when the revised all India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for the month of June will be released on August 30.

According to the provisional data released by government on July 31, the retail inflation for factory workers for the month of June stood at 11.06%, higher than 10.68% in May this year.

As per the practise, the government uses CPI-IW data for past 12 month or a year to arrive at a number for the purpose of any DA hike. Thus, the retail inflation for industrial workers between July, 2012 to June 2013 would be used to take final call on the matter.

"It would be around 10% this time and would be announced in September," Confederation of Central Government Employees Secretary General K K N Kutty told PTI.

"Besides, raising DA to 90%, the government should merge 50% of the allowance with the basic pay as was our demand. DA breached 50% benchmark long ago", he said.

As per the practise, the DA is merged with basic pay when it breaches the 50% mark. DA merger helps employees as their other allowances are paid as a proportion of basic pay.

Kutty said, "This DA hike won't help much as actual rise in the cost of living is 171% since January 1, 2011."

There would be a double digit hike in DA after about three years. It was last in September, 2010 that the government had announced a hike of 10% to be given with effect from July 1, 2010.

DA was hiked to 80% from 72% in April, 2013, effective from January 1, this year.

Source: http://www.business-standard.com

Delay in Payment of Arrears to Pensioners: Question scheduled for 7th August 2013 in Lok Sabha

Delay in Payment of Arrears to Pensioners: Question scheduled for 7th August 2013 in Lok Sabha
All pre-2006 pensioner are waiting for implementation of Hon'ble High Court's Order to receive arrears from 01.01.2006.  Hon'ble Supreme Court has also dismissed Govt. SLP against High Court's Order.  An important unstarred question is scheduled to be answered on 7th Aug by Govt in Lok Sabha.  The details of Lok Sabha question is given below:-

LOK SABHA

List of Questions for WRITTEN ANSWERS
Wednesday, August 7, 2013/Sravana 16, 1935 (Saka)

Delay in Payment of Arrears to Pensioners

670. SHRI VILAS MUTTEMWAR:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) the reasons for inordinate delay in implementation of Hon'ble High Court's order to give effect to the payment of arrears w.e.f. 01.01.2006 to pensioners retired before 2006;

(b) whether the Government have received representations from employees organizations and other bodies in this regard; and

(c) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government on the representations?

Source: Lok Sabha question List

One Rank One Pension & Separate Pay Commission for Armed Forces: Important Lok Sabha Discussion dated 13 July 2009

One Rank One Pension & Separate Pay Commission for Armed Forces: Important Lok Sabha Discussion dated 13 July 2009

Fifteenth LokSabha


Q.NO. 126, Date :13.07.2009
Session No : 2
Member Name: ASADUDDIN OWAISI

Ministry Name: DEFENCE

Subject: ONE RANK ONE PENSION FOR DEFENCE PERSONNEL

TITLE   :    Madam, I would like to thank the Government for accepting the Committee’s proposal.  The Reply given by the Government mentions about the revision of Lt. Generals’ pension after carving out a separate pay scale for them.  What would be the pay scale because post 1st January, 2006, a Lt. General used to get Rs. 30,190?  This is my first Supplementary.

PARTICIPANTS  :    MANISH TEWARI , ASADUDDIN OWAISI , SUSHMA SWARAJ

ANSWER  :    A.K. Antony , Mallipudi Raju Pallam Mangapati

SHRI ASADUDDIN OWAISI (HYDERABAD): Madam, I would like to thank the Government for accepting the Committee’s proposal.  The Reply given by the Government mentions about the revision of Lt. Generals’ pension after carving out a separate pay scale for them.  What would be the pay scale because post 1st January, 2006, a Lt. General used to get Rs. 30,190?  This is my first Supplementary.

SHRI M.M. PALLAM RAJU: Madam, the starting pay for the Lt. General is Rs. 67,000/- to Rs. 79,000/- which has been created.

SHRI ASADUDDIN OWAISI (HYDERABAD): Madam, in reply to the question that has been put forward, the Government has agreed to set up a separate Pay Commission for the Armed Forced in future.  Can the hon. Minister say that at what point of time would this separate Pay Commission be formed?

SHRI M.M. PALLAM RAJU: Madam, directive towards this effect for forming a separate Pay Commission for the Armed Forces has been sent out from the Prime Minister’s Office and as and when the necessity for the Central Pay Commission comes about, the separate Pay Commission for the Armed Forces also will be set up.

SHRI MANISH TEWARI (LUDHIANA): Madam, I would like to ask the hon. Minister one question.   Would it be correct to summarize the position on One Rank One Pension as follows: that there is full parity between pre and post 1.1.1986 Defence retirees?  There is full parity between pre and post 10.10.97 persons below Officer Rank retirees and there is a modified parity between persons below officer rank retiring before 1.1.2006 and after 1.1.2006.  Would that be correct summarization of the position on One Rank One Pension?

THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI A.K. ANTONY): Madam, in the answer itself we have clarified the position.  We have clarified about five categories.  The main thing is that regarding three categories, there is immediately direct benefit.  PBORs are the largest number in the Armed Forces – out of 12 lakh people in the Armed Forces, nearly 95 per cent are PBORs.  Now, after this decision by the Government, the PBORs pension will increase substantially – minimum Rs. 800 and maximum Rs. 1,400 at the PBORs level.  Some of the Commissioned category Officers also will be benefited.

Madam, there was a difference in the Lt. Generals’ pension. A Committee was also formed regarding the Lt. Generals’ pension. They will be also getting a substantial increase in the pension.

As far as other things are concerned, still we have our own practical difficulties and because of that the Committee was not able to recommend complete agreement regarding the One Rank One Pension.  But this decision is now almost nearer to the goal of One Rank One Pension.

SHRI A.K. ANTONY: Madam, not only three, five positions were clarified in the answer itself.  We have answered the question very clearly about the five categories.… (Interruptions)

SHRIMATI SUSHMA SWARAJ (VIDISHA):  It is creating confusion. That is why, I am asking.… (Interruptions)

SHRI A.K. ANTONY:  There is no confusion.… (Interruptions)

Source: Lok Sabha Supplementary Question List

KVS Orders : Class-wise enrollment position in all the Schools as on 31st July, 2013

KVS Orders: Class-wise enrolment position in all the Schools as on 31st July, 2013

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
New Delhi - 110016

F.No.11029/5/2011/KVSHQ(Acad)
5th August, 2013

Deputy Commissioner
All Regional Offices

Sub: Class-wise enrollment position in all the Schools as on 31st July., 2013.

Sir/Madam,
As you are aware 31st July, 2013 is the last date of admission at Schools and all the Schools must have completed the process of admission in all the classes.

It has been decided to collect and compile data regarding class-wise enrolment position in respect of every School. In this connection, you are requested to instruct all the Principals under your jurisdiction to upload the enrolment position in respect of their Schools on the School Website immediately and not later than 6th August, 2013 by 4.00 PM in the Annexed format.

You are also requested to collect the data from all the Schools of your Region, compile it and send to KVS(HQ) at the earliest and not later than 8th August, 2013 at email ID (psrivastav.aeo@gmail.com).

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Dr.(Smt.) V.Vijayalakshmi
Joint Commissioner (Acad.)
Source: www.kvsangathan.nic.in
[http://kvsangathan.nic.in/CircularsDocs/cir-acad-05-08-13.pdf]

KVS Orders - Special Dispensation Admission for MPs Quota 2013-14

KVS Orders - Special Dispensation Admission for MPs Quota 2013-14

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN

18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
New Delhi - 110 016

110331/02/2013/KVS/Spl. Disp./MP
Dated : 1st August, 2013

Deputy Commissioner
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (Hq.)
All Regions

Sub: Special Dispensation Admission for MPs Quota 2013-14

Sir/Madam,
I am to convey the approval of the competent authority that all the Principals in your Region may be directed immediately to honour the Admission Orders / Correction letters issued by KVS (Hq.) till 31st July 2013 under special dispensation admission (MP Quota). This is for strict compliance so that unnecessary complaints from parents and Hon'ble MPs do not reach the KVS Hq. A compliance letter to this effect may be sent to the undersigned by 02-08-2013 through e-mail.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr.Shachi Kant)
Joint Commissioner (Trg.)

Source: www.kvsangathan.nic.in
[http://kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/ANN-02-08-13.PDF]

Expected DA: Cabinet may approve 10% DA hike in September 2013

Expected DA: Cabinet may approve 10% DA hike in September 2013
Cabinet Committee likely to approve ten per cent Dearness allowance hike next month.

According to the press report of PTI News, the preliminary assessment suggests that dearness allowance hike will be in the range of 10-11 per cent and would be effective from July 1st this year.

Central Government employees and Pensioners are expecting the announcement of 10% additional Dearness allowance and Dearness relief in earlier of September to avoid unnecessary stress.

The minimum amount of Rs.740 would be increased per month to all Central Government employees with effect from 1st July, 2013. According to their basic pay (Pay in the pay band + Grade Pay) the amount will be increased and also hike in Transport Allowance.

Usually, arrears for the month of July and August would be paid in September and from September would be paid in salary itself. More than eighty lakh existing and retired employees are benefiting the pay hike, particular in the festival season.

Source: http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/2013/08/cabinet-may-approve-10-da-hike-in-september/

The Payment of Wages Act 1936

The Payment of Wages Act 1936
 The payment of Wages Act, 1936 is an important piece of legislation which regulates the payment of wages to employees in the industrial and other establishments, who are in respect of wages with average upto Rs.1600/- per month.  It seeks to ensure timely payment of wages without any unauthorised deductions.

The payment of wages (Railways) Rules, 1936, as amended from time to time, were framed by the Central Government to secure proper enforcement of the provisions of the Payment Of Wages  Act in respect of persons employed in railway including railway contractors who employ 20 or more persons on any day in the preceding 12 months.

Aim

  •  To secure regular, prompt and cash payment
  •  To fix wage period
  •  To regulate the deductions made from the wages

Application

The Act is applicable to all Railway employees, and person employed in industrial establishments, and others whose wages are less than Rs. 1600 per month.

Wages include

  • Basic pay.
  • Officiating allowance.
  • Leave salary.
  • Overtime allowance.
  • Special Compensatory allowance.
  • House Rent allowance.
  • Increment.
  • Payment in lieu of notice period.
  • Payment for piecework.
  • Running allowance etc.

Wages does not include TA, bonus, housing accommodation, services and amenities provided, contribution paid by employer towards pension or gratuity, value of free passes and PTOs, value of rent free quarters, value of medical attendance, subsistence allowance etc.

Wages responsibility of Payment of Wages

  •  The employer is responsible for the payment of wages to persons employed by him.
  • Payment of wages should be made on a working day.
  • Payment of wages should be in coins or currency in vogue.
  • Payment in kind is not permissible.

Wage Period

Employer is responsible to fix the wage period for arranging payment and in no case the wage period shall exceed one month.

Payment Day

Where there are less than 1000 employees, the wages should be paid before the expiry of the 7th day after the wage period. Where there are 1000 or more employees, the wages should be paid before the expiry of the 10th day after the last day of the wage period.
If the employer terminates the employment, the wages earned should be paid before the expiry of the second working day from the date of termination.

Authorised Deductions

Wages of an employee should be paid without deduction except those authorized under the act. Deductions should not exceed 75% of wages, if deductions towards cooperative / consumer society are made and it should not exceed 50% of wages in other cases.

The authorized deductions are :

  • Fines.
  • Salary for absence from duty.
  • Damage or loss of goods expressly entrusted to the employee or for loss of money for which the employee is accountable.
  • Amenities and services.
  • Income tax.
  • Court attachments.
  • Payment to cooperative societies.
  • Insurance premium.
  • House rent and allied charges.
  • Loans and advances.
  • Station and Stores debits.
  • Prime Minister’s relief found.
  • National defense fund.

Notices

  • Number of persons employed.
  • Wage period.
  • Date of payment.
  • Abstract of the Payment of Wages Act.
  • Register
  • Fines.
  • Deductions
  • Wages.
  • Advances
  • Inspectors

 The inspector of Factories, labour Inspectors and CIRM officials functions as Inspectors under the Act.

Penalties

Penalties are prescribed for omissions like failure of payment/delayed payment/unauthorized deductions and failure to display notices/registers.

Source: http://indianrailwayemployee.com/content/payment-wages-act-1936

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