Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bank employees may come under 7th Pay Commission

Bank staff may come under govt pay panel: Hindustan Times

Even after several rounds of talks between bank employee unions and the Indian Banks Association (IBA), there seems to be no consensus on the quantum of salary hike for over 800,000 employees at different public sector lenders.

While the IBA has indicated that the maximum hike that can be offered to employees is about 11%, unions are demanding a 25% raise.

With the stalemate still continuing, sources said a proposal could also be considered to bring them under the purview of the Seventh Pay Commission, which has already been constituted. A large section of bank employees are, however, unwilling to do the same.

“There needs to be an end to the stalemate and this is an option that has also come up,” an official source who refused to be identified said.

IBA chairman, TM Bhasin, however, told HT that there was no proposal to bring bank employees under the purview of the pay commission. “IBA has no such consideration and no proposal has come to the IBA,” he said.

“There have been some reports of bringing the bank employees under the purview of the pay commission but we are completely opposed to such a move,” said CH Venkatachalam, general secretary, All India Bank Employees Association.
The salary revision of bank employees is due since November 2012.

Unions meanwhile have threatened to go on a strike on November 12. There could even be an indefinite strike thereafter if the issue is not addressed, union representatives said.

A senior bank executive said the issue of wage settlement would have to be sorted at the earliest and the finance ministry could intervene to ensure that the deadlock comes to an end.

“At a time, when the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is underway and targets have to be met, there is little scope to lose time,” he said.

#7th CPC News, #7th Pay Commission News, #Bank Employees News, #Bank Staff News, #Wage Revision, #7th Central Pay Commission, #Bipartite Wage Revision, #Wage Revision, 7th CPC

Latest list of CGHS Hospitals & Revised Package Rates effective from 1.10.2014

Latest list of CGHS Hospitals & Revised Package Rates effective from 1.10.2014

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare published the detailed list of new Hospitals, Eye, Dental and Diagnostic Centres under Central Government Health Scheme. The fresh empanelment of private Health Care Orgnizations (HCOs) and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS Delhi and NCR.

The Directorate of General of Central Government Health Scheme issued an office memorandum, which states the revised rates and terms & conditions will come into effect from 1st October 2014. The new empanelment shall be for a period of two years from 1.10.2014.

In Delhi 54 Hospitals, 72 Exclusive Eye Centres, 50 Diagnostic Centres, 32 Exclusive Dental Clinics.
In Faridabad 5 Hospitals, 1 Exclusive Eye Centres, 1 Diagnostic Centres.

In Gurgaon 9 Hospitals, 5 Exclusive Eye Centres, 3 Diagnostic Centres, 6 Exclusive Dental Clinics.
In Ghaziabad 9 Hospitals, 2 Exclusive Eye Centres, 3 Exclusive Dental Clinics.

In Noida 10 Hospitals, 3 Exclusive Eye Centres, 2 Exclusive Dental Clinics.

Click here to view the complete list of Health Care Organizations (HCOs) Empanelled under CGHS, Delhi & NCR with effect from 1.10.2014 and revised package rates for treatment procedure / investigation list as per office memorandum No.S.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) dated the 1st October 2014.

#CGHS, #CGHS CS(MA)Rules, #CGHS Dental Clinics in New Delhi, #CGHS Diagnostic Centres, #CGHS Hospitals, #CGHS Package Rates, #CS (MA) Rules

Election Commission Orders – Ex-gratia compensation to family of polling personnel who die or sustain injuries while on election duty

The Election Commission already published the orders on 25.4.2014 regarding the revised payment of ex-gratia compensation to family of polling personnel who die or sustain injuries while on election duty. For you information, we once again published the same…

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
NIRVACHAN SADAN, ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI-110001
No.218/6/2014/EPS
Dated: 25th April, 2014
To
1. The Chief Secretaries of all States/1st
2. The Chief Electoral Officers of all States/UTs

Subject: Payment of ex-gratia compensation to family of polling personnel who die or sustain injuries while on election duty – regarding.

Reference: Commission’s Letters (i) No.2l8/6/2014/EPS dated 25.03.2014; (ii) No.218/6/2009/EPS
dated 17.02.2009; (iii) No.218/6/2006/EPS dated 05.11.2008; (iv) No. 218/6/2003 PLN-I
dated 06.02.2003; (v) No. 218/6/98/PLN-l dated 25.11.1998; & (vi) No. 218/6/96-PS-11 dated 08.10.1996

Sir/Madam,
The Commission vide its letter of even number dated 25.03.2014 has revised the earlier slabs (as envisaged vide its order dated 17.02.2009) for ex-gratia payment in the event of any mishap to the election related officials. The revised slabs are as follows:
I. An amount of Rs.10 lakhs as the minimum amount to be paid to the next of kin of the official in the unfortunate event of death of the official while on election duty.
II. If the death is unfortunately caused due to any violent acts of extremist or unsocial elements like, road mines, bomb blasts, armed attacks, etc. the amount of compensation would be Rs.20 lakhs.
III. In the case of permanent disability, like loss of limb, eye sight, etc., a minimum ex-gratia payment of Rs.5 lakhs would be given to the official (which would be doubled in the case of such mishaps being caused by extremist or unsocial elements as aforesaid).
2. Now it has been brought to the notice of the Commission that some of the States are not extending the payment of ex-gratia to personnel of the CAPFs.

3. In this connection, the MHA has also requested the Commission that the compensation amount as per Commission’s order dated 25.03.2014 should include all the CAPFs/SAPS and other security force personnel deployed for election duty. The Commission. has considered the matter and following clarifications are issued as under:

a) Payment of ex-gratia compensation to family of polling personnel who die or sustain injuries while on election duty will be applicable to all personnel deployed in all types of election related duties, all security personnel including (CAPFs, SAPS, State Police, Home Guards, etc.), any private persons like drivers, cleaners, etc., hired for deployment for election duty. (The category of persons has been defined vide Commission ’s letter No. 218/6/98/PLN-1 dated 25.11.1998 No. 218/6/2003 PLN-I dated 06.02.2003).

b) The applicable period of election duty would start from the date of the announcement of the elections.

c) It is clarified that it would be reasonable to consider a person on election duty as soon as he/she leaves his/her residence/officeio reportfor any eLeCtioni related duty including training and until he/she reaches back his/her residence/office after performance of his/her election related duty. If any mishap takes place duringithis period, it should be treated as having occurred on election duty subject to condition that there should be a causal connection between occurrence of death/injury and the election duty. (As explained in Commission ’5 letter No.218/6/2006/EPS dated 0511,2008)

d) Payment of ex-gratia compensation prescribed by the Commission vide its letter dated 25.03.2014 will also be applicable to the CAPFS/SAPS and other security forces personnel deployed for election duty and this will be in addition to the compensation already being paid by the MHA under extant guidelines issued by DOP & PW, MHA and State Governments.

e) The expenditure on account of payment of ex-gratia compensation to the polling personnel is wholly borne by Government of India during elections to Lok Sabha and by the State Government during elections to Legislative Assemblies and shared on a 50:50 basis during simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly by the Government of India and concerned State Governments. The share of the Government of India is paid by the Ministry of Law, Justice & Company Affairs (Legislative Department). (As explained vide Commission ’s letter No. 218/6/96-PS-II dated 08.10.1996).

f) It may be further clarified that in case of Lok Sabha elections, the payment of ex-gratia compensation shall be made by the State Government initially and the claims shall be made to the Government of India later on.

g) The CEOs and DEOs shall track death/injury cases and send a consolidated report from time to time to the Commission.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(SUMIT MUKHERJEE)
SECRETARY
Source: eci.nic.in
[http://eci.nic.in/eci_main1/current/ImpIns2_25042014.pdf]
#Compensation to family, #Election Duty, #Election Duty Allowance, #Ex-Gratia

Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – Haryana Govt Orders Issued

The Chief Secretary of Haryana Government has published orders on granting of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll and attached the latest orders reveiced from Election Commission of India regarding this subject as follows…

Ceneral Election Vidhan Sabha, 2014
Most Immediate Date Bound
No 4/36/2009-1 Election
Government of Haryana
Chief Secretary Office
(Election Branch)
Dated, Chandigarh, the 30th September, 2014
To
The Chiet Secretary to Govt., Haryana,
General Adminisuation Department
(in OS-JI Branch).

Subject: – General Elections to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, 2014 – Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – reg.

Sir/Madam, 
I am directed to refer to the subject noted above and to enclose a copy of letter No.78/2014/EPS/717, dated 24.09.2014 received from Sh. Sumit Mukherjee, Secretary, Election Commission of India,, Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi for immediate appropriate action.  It is requested that suitable instructions may be issued to all concerned and a copy thereof be endorsed to the Election Commission of india for information and record under intimation to this Department.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Superintendent Election.

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
NIRVACHAN SADAN, ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI-110001.
No.78/2014/EPS/717
Dated: 24th September, 2014
To
1. The Chief Secretaries to the Government of: –
Haryana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.
2. The Chief Electoral Officers of: –
Haryana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.
3. The Secretary to the Govt. of India, M/o Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, North Block, New Delhi.

Subject:- General Election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra and Bye-Elections to fill the clear vacancies in Parliamentary Constituencies from the State of Maharashtra & Odisha and Assembly Constituencies in various Satte Legislative Assemblies – Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – regarding.
Sir/Madam,
I am directed to invite your attention to Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act. 1951 which provides for the grant of paid holiday to the employees on the day of poll. The Section 135B is reproduced below:

“135B. Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll.
(1) Every person employed in any business trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishment and entitled to vote at election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of a State shall, on the day of poll, be granted a holiday.

(2) No deduction or abatement of the wages of any such person shall be made on account of a holiday having been granted in accordance with sub-section (I) and if such person is employed on the basis that he would not ordinarily receive wages for such a day, he shall nonetheless be paid for such day the wages he would have drawn had not a holiday been granted to him on that day.

(3) If an employer contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or susedion (2), then such employer shall be punishable with fine, which may extend to five hundred rupees.

(4) This section shall not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he is engaged.”

2. The above provisions recuire that all establishments and shops including those which work on shift basis shall be closed on the day of poll in the Constituency where a General/bye-election is to be held. However, there may be cases where a person is ordinanly resident of the Constituency and registered as an elector, may be serving/employed in an industrial undertaking or an establishment located outside the Constituency having a general/bye-election. It is clarified that in such a situation, even those electors including casual workers working outside the constituency concerned would be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday extended under Section 135B(1) of the Representation of the People Act. 1951.

3. The daily wage/casual workers are also entitled for a holiday and wages on poll day as provided in Section 135B of the R.P. Act, 1951.

4. The Commission desired that suitable instructions should be issued to all concerned and a copy there of be endorsed to the Commission for its information and record.

5. The receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Sumit Mukherjee)
Secretary
#Election Duty, #Election Holidays, #State Government Employees

Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – Election Commission Orders

Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – Election Commission Orders

Every person employed in any business trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishment and entitled to vote at election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of a State shall, on the day of poll, be granted a holiday.

Grant of paid holiday to all employees including daily wage/casual workers on the day of poll under Section 135B is reproduced below…

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
NIRVACHAN SADAN, ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI-110001.
No.78/2013/EPS
Dated: 24th October, 2013
To
1. The Chief Secretaries to the Government of: –
Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan,
Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
2. The Chief Electoral Officers of: –
Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram. Rajasthan,
Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
3. The Secretary to the Govt. of India, M/o Personnel Public
Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel and
Training, North Block, New Delhi.

Subject:- General Election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Delhi and bye-elections to fill the casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu — Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll — Regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to invite your attention to Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act. 1951 which provides for the grant of paid holiday to the employees on the day of poll. The Section 135B is reproduced below:

135B. Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll.

(i) Every person employed in any business trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishment and entitled to vote at election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of a State shall, on the day of poll, be granted a holiday.

(ii) No deduction or abatement of the wages of any such person shall be made on account of a holiday having been granted in accordance with sub-section (I) and if such person is employed on the basis that he would not ordinarily receive wages for such a day, he shall nonetheless be paid for such day the wages he would have drawn had not a holiday been granted to him on that day.

(iii) If an employer contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or susedion (2), then such employer shall be punishable with fine, which may extend to five hundred rupees.
(iv) This section shall not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he is engaged.”

2. The above provisions recuire that all establishments and shops including those which work on shift basis shall be closed on the day of poll in the Constituency where a General/bye-election is to be held. However, there may be cases where a person is ordinanly resident of the Constituency and registered as an elector, may be serving/employed in an industrial undertaking or an establishment located outside the Constituency having a general/bye-election. It is clarified that in such a situation, even those electors including casual workers working outside the constituency concerned would be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday extended under Section 135B(1) of the Representation of the People Act. 1951.

3. The daily wage/casual workers are also entitled for a holiday and wages on poll day as provided in Section 135B of the R.P. Act, 1951.

4. The Commission desired that suitable instructions should be issued to all concerned and a copy there of be endorsed to the Commission for its information and record.

5. The receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Sumit Mukherjee)
Secretary
Source : www.eci.nic.in
#Election Duties, #Election Duty Allowance, #Election Holidays, #Legislative Assembly Election, #State Government Employees,

Revised rates of incentive to bank officers posted North Eastern Region – Orders issued by Department of Financial Services

Proposal has been accepted by the Ministry of Finance and issued orders regarding revision of rates of incentives to Public Sector Bank officers posted to North Eastern Region as follows…

F.No.4/4/2/2001-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services
Jeevan Deep, IIIrd Floor,
Parliament Street, New Delhi
Dated the September 26, 2014
To
The Chairman,
SBI/IDBI and CMDs of all PSBs.

Subject: Incentives to officers posted to North Eastern Region – revision thereof

Sir,
 
I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter of even number dated 11.1.2002 on the subject cited above and to say that proposal of revision/reconsideration of the ceiling of ad hoc and temporary incentives to officers posted North Eastern Region has been examined in this Department and it has been decided to advise the Public Sector Banks as follows

i) The incentive shall be 20% of basic pay with minimum Rs. 3000/- pm and maximum Rs. 7500/- pm.
ii) Officers belonging to a State in North Eastern Region but posted in other States of North Eastern Region shall also be eligible.

2. Other terms and conditions as provided earlier and covered in letter dated 11.1.2002 shall remain the same. The above revision in the incentives is applicable with immediate effect. Banks are requested to take appropriation action accordingly.

3. This issues with the approval of Secretary (FS).
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Manish Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

#North Eastern Region, #Public Sector Bank Officers, #Public Sector Banks Employees, #Special Incentive Allowance

FCAA resolution in against the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by the Public Servants for each year

FCAA resolution in against the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by the Public Servants for each year

Resolutions Adopted by the 6th Federal Council Meeting of NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CIVIL ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATIONS Held at Cochin on 17th and 18th September 2014

RESOLUTION -III
(AGAINST DECLARING THE ASSETS AND LIABILITIES)

The 6th Federal Council meeting of the National Federation of Civil Accounts Associations, held at Cochin on 18th and 19th September 2014 deliberated on the latest order of the Department of Personnel & Training (DOP&T) which stipulates that, all the Central Govt. employees, have to declare their assets and liabilities, both movable and immovable, as well as their spouses and dependents latest by 15th December 2014. All these informations would be put up by the respective ministries on their website accessible to everyone.

It has been reported in the meeting that a large number of Central Govt. Employees have expressed their fear that putting up details of movable assets such as jewellery and cash in hand and bank would pose a security threat to them and their dependents, their children will be vulnerable to kidnapping and ransom demands.

Further, the Government employees would have accumulated wealth such as gift from parents, property from grandparents, wife-side property, or children’s contribution etc. Putting this information in the public domain would leave them and their family members vulnerable.

The meeting therefore, urges upon the Government of India to consider the letter of the Confederation of Central Government Employees& Workers letter dated 11th September 2014 in which the Confederation has requested that necessary action may be taken in this regard, so that all such information as stated above shall not be displayed on public domain.

The meeting resolves to forward the resolution to the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, The Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, Department Expenditure, New Delhi, Secretary , Staff side National Council (JCM), Secretary General, Confederation of Central Government Employees And Workers, New Delhi.
(T.R. Janardanan)
President
#Assets filing return, #Assets Declaration, #Assets Under Managements, #DOPT Circulars, #DOPT Orders

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