Sunday, October 20, 2013

7th Central Pay Commission - Terms of Reference -Staff Side (JCM) views - reg.

7th Central Pay Commission - Terms of Reference -Staff Side (JCM) views - reg.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI-11o o55
Affiliated to:
lndian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
lnternational Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

20.10.2013
No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/2013-Pt.1.

Shri Guman Singh,
President, NFIR
At Jaipur.

Shri R.P. Bhatnagar,
Working President,
At Dadar, Mumbai.

Dear Brother,

Sub: 7th Central Pay Commission - Terms of Reference -Staff Side (JCM) views - reg.

A meeting has since been convened under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Dop&T at 1500 hours on 24th October, 2013 in Committee Room No, 190, North Block, New Delhi on the possible terms of reference of the 7th Central Pay Commission whereby Staff Side views may be discussed.

It is therefore requested to reach New Delhi on the morning 24th October, 2013 at JCM's Office - 13-C, Firozshah Road, New Delhi and also to participate in the meeting scheduled to be held at
scheduled to be held at 1500 hrs. on 24.10'2013 in committee Room No. 190, North Block, New Delhi.
Yours fraternally,

(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Strike Ballot decision on NFIR's charter of Demands-reg

Strike Ballot decision on NFIR's charter of Demands-reg

NFIR
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi - 110 055
No. II/95.Pt. IV

Dated: 20/10/2013
The General Secretaries of
affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: Strike Ballot decision on NFIR's charter of Demands-reg.

Ref: Resolutions passed in the Working Committee Meetings of NFIR held on 30/31 May 2013 and 6/7 September 2013.

Affiliates are aware that after lengthy deliberations in the Working Committee Meetings hetd in May at New Delhi and September 2013, at Bhilai, it was decided to proceed ahead for launching indefinite strike in the Railways after conducting Strike Ballot from 28th to 30th November 2013 on the charter of demands and taking into consideration the Strike Ballot results.

2. During this year, more particularly since June,2013 onwards, NFIR affiliates have intensified various forms of struggles, with participation of lakhs of employees in support of NFIR Charter of Demands, simultaneously the resolutions passed in the NFIR Working Committee Meetings for launching indefinite strike were conveyed to the Prime Minister of lndia besides other ministries seeking initiative for negotiated settlement on demands to avert strike in the Railways.

3. There have been references from the Prime Minister's Office to the Ministry of Railways on NFIR's Charter of Demands. Consequently, as directed by Railway Minister. a Special Meeting was held between NFIR and Railway Board (CRB. MS. FC etc) on 23rd August 2013 and in the said meeting, the issues were discussed thread here. The minutes of the special meeting issued by the Railway Board on 2nd September 2013 have already been circulated to the affiliated Unions vide NFIR's letter No. IV/NFIR/WC/209 / IV/NFIR/NSC/2013 dated 03/09/2013.

4. On 25th September 2013, the Prime Minister of lndia has decided to constitute 7th Central pay Commission. This was one of the major demands projected in NFIR's Charter of Demands.

5. So far as Railwaymen's related demands are concerned, the Railway Ministry have issued orders for:

(a) abolition of written test for the wards of safety category staff for appointment under LARSGESS.

(b) merging Senior P. Way, Supervisors with JE/P. Way with spread effect for promotion as SSE/P. Way (GP Rs. 4600/-),

(c) implementing cadre restructuring agreement for upgradation of various Group 'C' categories of staff (of course with certain deviations),

(d) granting additional increment under rule S13 (erstwhile FR-22C) for certain specified categories of staff where promotions are granted in the identical grade pay shouldering higher responsibilities and

(e) the Railway Minister has approved for upgradation of 3335 apex Group 'c' posts to Group 'B' (cazetted) and proposal has since been sent to the Ministry of Finance for clearance.

6. In the Special Meeting held on 27th September 2013 between Railway Board (MS&FC) and the Federations, the demand for implementation of joint committee report in toto for career growth of Track Maintainers was again discussed and the Federation has also reminded the Board
of an agreement already arrived at in the CRC meeting. After discussion, it was agreed to revise the ratio of Track Maintainers as 6:12:22:60 in GP Rs 2800, 2400, l900 & 1800 respectively.
Orders to this effect are expected to be issued soon. However, NFIR's insistence for implementation of l0:20:20:50 ratio shall continue.

7. Affiliates may also take note that the Railway Ministry's proposals on the following issues are pending with the Finance Ministry. These issues were again discussed in the Special Meeting chaired by CRB on 23/8/2013 and status on these itemns have already been conveyed vide NFIR's letter dated 3/9/2013.

(i) Merger of Technicians II with Technician I - Grade pay of Rs. 2800/-.

(ii) Revision of entry Grade Pay as Rs.4200/- to the station Master category.

(iii) Replacement of Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- with GP Rs. 4800/- (pB-2),

(iv) Revision of Grade Pay of Loo pilots (Mail/Exp) as Rs. 4600/- (pB-2).

(v) Allotment of entry Grade Pay Rs. 5400/- to Group 'B' 'Gazetted.

(vi) Placement of JA Grade officers of Railways in pB-4

(vii) Additional Allowance to Running staff.

GS/NFIR has since written letter to the Hon'ble Prime Minister vide No.II/95/pt. IV dated 28/9/2013 requesting intervention for early clearance of above proposals by finance ministry as the same are pending since long.

8. Apart from the above, parity in pay structure to the stenographers category in Railways was also discussed with the Board (CRB, FC & MS) on 23/8/2013. Assurance was given for expediting the matter and accordingly, processing of the case in the Railway Board has since
been initiated.

9. However the issue relating to guaranteed pension to those appointed on and after 1.1.2004 is continued unresolved while the parliament passed bill on "National Pension System". We have to continue struggle for securing guaranteed Pension, family pension etc., to the employees at par with those on rolls prior to 1.1.2004. We would also take up the issue before VII Central pay Commission.

Taking into account the developments explained above, it has been decided to defer the decision for conducting Strike Ballot from 28th to 30th November, 2013 for the present. It has also been decided to review the situation in the NFIR's National convention scheduled to be held from 10th to l2th December,2013 at Vishakaptnam and decide further course of action for realisation of the remaining demands.

The affiliates are, therefore, advised to take action accordingly and convey to the employees through posters/pamphlets, news/electronic med ia etc.,

Yours faithfully,

(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Notification regarding Indian administrative Service (Commutation of Pensions) Amendment Regulations, 2013

Notification regarding Indian administrative Service (Commutation of Pensions) Amendment Regulations, 2013

No.29018/16/2012-AIS (II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pension
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated:17/10/2013

To
The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Government and UTs.

Subject: Notification regarding Indian administrative Service (Commutation of Pensions) Amendment Regulations, 2013.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of Indian Administrative Service (Commutation of Pensions) Amendment Regulations, 2013 notified in the Gazette of India (extraordinary) vide G.s.R. No.647 (E) dated 20/09/2013, for necessary action.

yours faithfully,
Sd/-

Manoj Kumar Dwivedi
Director (Services)
Ph: 011-23092483

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,
PUBLICE GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS (Department of Personnel and Training)
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 20th September, 2013

G.S.R. 647(E) – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1), read with sub – section (1A) of Section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951) and in pursuance of rule 25 of the All India Services (Death – Cum – Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958 the Central Government, after consultation with the Government of the States concerned,hereby makes the following regulation further to amend the all India Services (Commutation of Pension) Regulations, 1959, namely:-

1.  (i) These regulations may be called the All India Services (Commutation of Pensions) Amendment Regulations, 2013

     (ii) They shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from the 2nd September, 2008

2. In the All India Services (Commutation of Pension) Regulations, 1959 (hereinafter referred to as the said regulations), in regulation 3,

       (a) in Sub-regulation (1),

i) for the second proviso, the following provisos shall be substituted, namely:-

“provided further that if a member of the Service retiring between the 1st day of January, 2006 and the 1st day of September, 2008 has opted for retaining the pre-revised scale of pay, the commutation of pension in such case shall be admissible in accordance with the rules and orders in force prior to the 1st day of January, 2006”

“Provided also that for those members of service whose commutation of pension became absolute on or after the 1st day of January, 2006 but before the 2nd day of September, 2008 the pre-revised Table of commutation Value for Pension shall be used for payment of commutation of pension based on pre-revised pay or pension and in respect of such pensioners, the revised Table of Commutation Value for Pension, Appended to these regulations shall be used for the commutation of additional amount of pension that has become commutable on account of retrospective revision of pay and pension.”

(b) for sub-regulation (2) the following sub-regulation shall be substituted, namely:-

“(2) if fraction of pension is to be commuted results in fraction of a rupee, such fraction of a rupee shall be ignored for the purpose of commutation”.

(3) In regulation 4A of the said regulations, after the third proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided also that when the commutation amount was paid on more than one occasion, on account of upward revision of pension, the respective commuted amount of the pension shall be restored on completion of fifteen years from the respective date”.

(4) After regulation 4A of the said regulations, the following regulation shall be inserted, namely:

“4B retrospective revision of final pension – a member of service who has commuted a percentage of his final pension and after commutation his pension has been revised and enhanced retrospectively as a result of Government’s decision, the member of service shall be paid the difference between the commuted value determined with reference to enhanced pension and the commuted value already authorized. For the payment of difference, the  applicant shall not be required to apply afresh;

Provided that in the case of an applicant who has commuted a percentage of his original pension not exceeding rupees six thousand after being declared fit by a civil surgeon or a District Medical Office and as a result of retrospective enhancement of pension, he becomes eligible to commute an amount exceeding six thousand rupees per mensem, he shall be allowed the difference between the commuted value of rupees six thousand per mensem and the Commutation of any further amount beyond rupees six thousand per mensem shall be treated as fresh commutation and allowed subject to examination by a Medical Board.

(5) In regulation 5 of the said regulations, in sub-regulation (5), in the Note, the words or fraction”. wherever they occur, shall be omitted.

(6) In regulation 7A of the said regulations:-

(a) in sub-regulation (1), the word ‘State”shall be omitted:

(b) In sub-regulation (3), the Following proviso shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that in case of retirement on superannuation, the commutation of pension shall become absolute on the date following the date of his retirement if he had applied for commutation before retirement.”

(7) For Schedule B of the said regulations, the following Schedule shall be substituted, namely:-

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA:EXTRAORDINARY

SCHEDULE “B”

commutation Values For a Pension of Rs. 1 Per Annum

Effective from 1st January, 2006

(See Regulation 7 (2) )
Age Next birthdayCommutation value expressed as number of year’s purchaseAge next birthdayCommutation value expressed as number of year’s purchaseAge next birthdayCommutation Value expressed as number of year’s purchase
209.188419.075628.093
219.187429.059637.982
229.186439.040647.862
239.185449.019657.731
249.184458.996667.591
259.183468.971677.431
269.182478.943687.262
279.180488.913697.083
289.178498.881706.897
299.176508.846716.703
309.173518.808726.502
319.169528.768736.296
329.164538.724746.085
339.159548.678755.872
349.152558.627765.657
359.145568.572775.443
369.136578.512785.229
379.126588.446795.018
389.116598.371804.812
399.103608.287814.611
409.090618.194  
(Basis: LIC (94-96) Ultimate Tables and 8.00% interest)

EXPLABATORY MEMORANDUM:
Due to implementation of the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, it has become necessary to give retrospective effect to the proposed amendments form the date from which the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay commission were given effect to. It is certified that the interest  of no person is adversely affected by giving retrospective effect to the proposed amendments.

The revised Table of commutation value for Pension, appended to these rules shall be used for all commutation of pension which becomes  absolute from the 2nd September , 2008 and in the case of pensioners whose commutation of pension became absolute on or after 1st January, 2006 but before 2nd September, 2008,the pre-revised Table of Commutation value for Pension shall be used for payment of commutation of pension based on pre-revised pay or pension and in respect of such pensioners, the revised Table of commutation Value for Pension, appended to these rules shall be used for the commutation of additional amount of pension that has become commutable on account of retrospective revision of pay and pension.

8. In Forms D&E appended to these regulations, for the word “fraction”, wherever it occurs, the word “percentage”shall be substituted.

(F.NO.29018/21/2012-AIS-II)

MANOJ KUMAR DWIVEDI, Director (services)

GDS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS – MERIT POINTS AND PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION – CLARIFICATION REG

GDS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS – MERIT POINTS AND PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION – CLARIFICATION REG
No.GDS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS – MERIT POINTS AND PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION – CLARIFICATION REGARDING 17-17/ 2010-GDS

Government Of  India
Ministry Of Communications & IT
Department Of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi -110001
Dated: 09.10.2013

Postmaster General
North East Circle
Shillong – 793001

SUBJECT: SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GDS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS – MERIT POINTS AND PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION – CLARIFICATION REGARDING

This has reference to your office letter No. Staff/175 -SEL / 2013 dated 29.08.2013 on the subject cited above.

2. In this context, it may be clarified that the Scheme was initially introduced in case of GDS subject to the same condition applicable to regular employees under No. 43-212/79/Pen dated 04.08.1980.  With the introduction of the merit points and procedure for selection under letter of even number dated 14.12.2010 as amended from time to time, all conditions applicable to compassionate appointment scheme relating to regular employees continue to apply in matters the Scheme does not envisage a specific provision in the context of compassionate engagement of a dependent of the GDC [in case of death only].

3. However, the doubts raised are clarified as under, which are in conformity with the provisions applicable to regular employees:-
S,NO.Point of doubtClarification
1Whether in case of death of GDS staffs, some points/score system for “outstanding liabilities for Education/Marriage of dependent children” “will be similarly applicable to unmarried sisters  (Whether minor or major) in case of unmarried deceased official?Yes.  Brother or sister in case of unmarried GDS are considered as dependent family members for the purpose of consideration of engagement on compassionate grounds.
   2In a case where the son of the deceased official who is applying for the job have attained majority age, working as cultivator, married and is having children residing with the family of the deceased, will he, his wife and children be considered as dependent of the deceased official or only he will be considered (without considering his wife and children as dependent) for earning points/scores for compassionate appointment?None.  A married son is not considered dependent on a GDS.
3What is the definition of family for considering compassionate appointment cases, whether grandchild/grandchildren of the deceased official (blood relation) will also be considered part of the family of dependent/liability for education and marriage (in case granddaughter) for earning points/scores for compassionate appointment?No. The Scheme was initially introduced in case of GDS subject to the same conditions applicable to regular employees under No.43-212/79/Pen dated 04.08.1980.  The term defined in case of regular employees holds good in case of GDS also.  Grandchild/children are not considered dependent on a GDS, Dependent family member for the purpose means:
(a) Spouse; or
(b) Son (including adopted son);or
(c) Daughter (including adopted daughter); or
(d) Brother or sister in case of unmarried GDS
4Whether brother also is a dependent of the deceased official and if so up to what age he will be considered dependent and will he be entitled for points/scores for all liabilities?Unmarried brother is considered dependent in case of unmarried GDS irrespective of age provided he was wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of his/her death & he must support other dependent members of the family & thus entitles to points/scores for all liabilities.
5In case of an unmarried daughter/Son residing with the family and who have discontinued study at the time of death of the deceased official, whether education will be taken as liability and if so, up to what age?No. Points will be allowed in those cases only where the dependent family member was undergoing education at the time of death of the GDS.
6.Whether divorced daughter returning to the family with children will be entitled for Points/ Scores for unmarried liability for  her subsequent ,marriage?Yes.
7Whether in case of death of departmental staff, the status of an only married daughter with husband staying with the family (with no other family member) of the deceased departmental official will be entitled to compassionate appointment in case of death of her father (a case of  Meghalaya) ?So far as the matter is confined to compassionate engagement of dependent of the GDS is concerned, married daughter can be considered for compassionate engagement provided she was wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of his /her death in harness and she must support other dependent members of the family

4. Contents of this letter may please be disseminated to all concerned. This issues with the approval of competent authority.
sd/-
(surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS)

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