Thursday, January 30, 2014

Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay - AIRF writes to Finance Ministry

Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay - AIRF writes to Finance Ministry

All India Railwaymen’s Federation
(Estd. 1924)
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055
INDIA
No.AIRF/13
Dated: January 9, 2014
The Secretary(Exp.),
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India)
North Block,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Reg.: Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay

On the persistent forceful demand of the Central Government employees, including Railwaymen, successive Central Pay Commissions were appointed by the Government of India with a view to improve upon wage structure and to grant parity with other employees of the Public Sector Undertakings in the wake of market inflation and price hike of essential commodities. These Pay Commissions, while recommending revised pay structure have also recommended grant of Dearness Allowance on the basis of increase in the Price Index.

The very purpose of compensating the pay with payment of Dearness Allowance is being defeated because of unbridled inflationary pressure on the economy and the consequent steep rise in the price of essential commodities.This has resulted in erosion of the value of the wage, remarkably beyond tolerable limit, as a consequence of which, payment of Dearness Allowance has failed to compensate devaluation of pay.

While Dearness Allowance was merged with the pay on crossing the percentage beyond 50% during VCPC as the actual value of wage devaluated because of market hike to compensate eroded value of the wages besides payment of Dearness Allowance, but this time Dearness Allowance, which has already gone beyond 80% w.e.f. 1st July, 2013, is yet to be merged with the pay.

It would, therefore, be quite appropriate and in the fitness of the thing that Dearness Allowance is merged with the pay for all purposes to compensate the erosion in the wage in the wake of market inflation and steep price hike of essential commodities which are posing serious constraints in the livelihood of the Govern employees in general and the low-paid employees in particular.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: AIRF
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Cabinet approval on uniformity of tenure, retirement age, re-appointment, pension,salary and allowances etc. for chairpersons/members of Tribunals and other quasi-judicial bodies

Cabinet approval on uniformity of tenure, retirement age, re-appointment, pension,salary and allowances etc. for chairpersons/members of Tribunals and other quasi-judicial bodies

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet
30-January-2014 16:10 IST
Uniform terms of appointment and conditions of service of chairpersons/members of tribunals/quasi-judicial bodies
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval on the recommendations of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on uniformity of tenure, retirement age, re-appointment, pension, salary and allowances including medical facilities, leave and travelling allowances for chairpersons/members of Tribunals and other quasi-judicial bodies set up for through central legislations.
The recommendations of the GoM, as accepted by the Cabinet, will have prospective effect through an overarching legislation.

Background:
In order to expedite delivery of justice and make available domain expertise in adjudication, the Government has set up various Tribunals under Central Acts, The terms of appointment and conditions of service of chairpersons and members of these Tribunals are different in many cases. The Government, constituted a GOM aimed at providing uniformity across all Central Tribunals. The Supreme Court has also observed the need for such uniformity.

Source: PIB
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DoPT's instructions for strict compliance regarding age relaxation for appointment of widows, divorced woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands

DoPT's instructions for strict compliance regarding age relaxation for appointment of widows, divorced woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands

 No.41034/1/2014-Estt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi - 110001
Dated-30.01.2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Action Taken on 62nd Report of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice on the Status of Women Government Employees, Service Conditions, Protection against exploitation, Incentives and other related issues -regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Para 20.1 and Para 20.2 of the 62nd Report of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice wherein, the Committee has drawn attention to extant instructions of the Government on age relaxation for appointment of widows, divorced woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands and who were not remarried allowing age concession up to the age of 35 years (40 years for member of SCs/STs) for the post of Group 'C'and erstwhile Group 'D' filled through SSC/Employment Exchange and has directed scrupulous compliance of these instructions by all administrative authorities.

2. The Department of Personnel and Training's O.M. No. 15012/13/79- Estt.(D) dated 19.1.1980 provides that for purposes of appointment to Group C and D posts under the Central Govt. filled through the SSC and the Employment Exchange, the upper age limit in the case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands who are not remarried shall be relaxed upto the age of 35 years (upto 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/Schedules Tribes) by invoking the provisions in the relevant recruitment rules, subject to production of a certified copy of the judgement/decree of the appropriate court to prove the fact of divorce or the judicial separation, as the case may be (provided through DoP&T O.M. No. 15012/1/82-Estt.(D) dated 06.09.1983) . Further, this relaxation has been extended to Group 'A' & 'B' posts except where recruitment is made through open competitive examination vide DoP&T O.M. No. 15012/1/87-Estt.(D) dated 05.10.1990.


3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned including attached and subordinate offices for strict compliance.

sd/-
(Arunoday Goswami)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of lndia
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/41034_1_2014-Estt_D.pdf]

Re-designation of the post of Deputy Secretary held by an officer appointed under the Central Staffing Scheme as Director as a measure personal to him

Re-designation of the post of Deputy Secretary held by an officer appointed under the Central Staffing Scheme as Director as a measure personal to him- Reg

F.No.5/3/2008-EO(MM-I)
Government of India
Department of Personnel and Training
(Office of the Establishment Officer)
North Block,
New Delhi 22nd January, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Re-designation of the post of Deputy Secretary held by an officer appointed under the Central Staffing Scheme as Director as a measure personal to him — reg.

As per instructions contained in O.M. No. 31/5/2002-EO(MM-l) dated 28th February, 2002, an All India/Group ‘A’ Service Officer holding the post of Deputy Secretary could be appointed as Director by re-designating the post of Deputy Secretary held by him/her if he/she has completed 14 years of service and has got Non-Functional Selection Grade in his/her parent cadre. If such an officer has completed 14 .years of service but has not got Non-Functional Selection Grade, he/she could be appointed as Director only if a sanctioned vacant post of Director was available, and the basic pay of the officer was Rs. 13,125/- (pre-revised).

2. It may be noted that under the Central Staffing Scheme, the posts of Deputy Secretary and Director are interchangeable. Therefore, the requirement for a vacant post of Director being available in the Ministry before such re-designation is no longer applicable

3. In view of the above, it is being clarified that officers of All India Services/Group ‘A’ Services appointed under the Central Staffing Scheme and holding the post of Deputy Secretary, who have not yet got NFSG in their cadres, could be appointed as Director by re-designating the post of Deputy Secretary held by him/her if he/she has completed 14 years of service without insisting on the condition that there should be a clear vacancy of Director available. This re-designation would be subject to the condition that

(i) The promotion of the officer to NFSG has not been specifically denied.
(ii) The officer should have earned at least 3 increments in a post in Pay Band-3 carrying Grade Pay of Rs. 7600/-.

4. Where an officer holding the post of Deputy Secretary under the Central Staffing Scheme has completed 14 years of service and has been granted NIFSG in his cadre, his post may be re-designated as Director. .

5. All proposals for such re-designation may be forwarded to this Department with the approval of the Minister in-charge.

J.Srinivasan
Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02eod/5_3_2008-EOMM-I-22012014.pdf]

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