Thursday, July 9, 2015

5 Major issues of the CG Employees which are projected for a serving employee to the 7th Pay Commission

5 Major issues of the CG Employees which are projected for a serving employee to the 7th Pay Commission

Major issues of the Central Government Employees

Five major issues of the Central Government employees which are projected for a serving employee to the 7th CPC.
1) Inadequate pay compared to talent.
2) Lack of promotions and better increment rate.
3) Equal pay for equal work.
4) Non-filling up of vacant posts and increased work load.
5) Allowances to be paid as per market rate.
1) Inadequate pay compared to talent:
The person joining a Government Service is not just for the employment is for a whole career, if a person joins a Government Service he will quit/ retire from the job only after putting 30 years service or more. In case of the person joining a private company he will jump from one company to another at least five times in thirty years.

The talented persons from all over the country are moving to IT, BT and private sectors, rather than Central Government sector. Because of the lower salary / pay structure in Central Government sector compared to IT and BT sectors and complex nature of rules and regulations in Central Government sector and also the skill and merit of the worker/ employee is not into account in Central Government sector.

Today, the weakest link in respect of any government policy is at the delivery stage. This phenomenon is not endemic to India. Internationally also, there is an increasing emphasis on strengthening the delivery lines and decentralization with greater role being assigned at delivery points, which actually determines the benefit that the common citizen is going to derive out of any policy initiative of the government.

More the talented persons are there in Government services, more the delivery of the government schemes will be there, thus the Government machinery will be more effective and common man will benefit a lot.
Main consideration in the private and public sector being ‘profit’, and in Central Government it is “service” even through Railways, Income Tax & Central Excise are revenue earning departments, hence an equal comparison with the Government is not going to be ever possible. Performance for the Government is usually not measured in terms of profit, but in terms of achieving societal goals.

The time scale gap between one posts to another should be uniform rate from starting to end, starting from Rs 26,000 to Rs 2, 60,000.

The minimum wage should be calculated using Dr Aykroyd formula and following 15th ILC norms and four units should be taken into account not three units as followed by the 6th CPC.

The pay should fixed taking in following factors.

a) The educational qualifications.
b) The level of responsibility.
c) The skill of the work.

The earlier pay commissions were only taking into account only educational qualifications into account.
Only around 8 to 9 % of the total Govt revenue collection is spent on wages of Central Government employees, compared to 20% to 25% of the revenue spent on wages in private sector.
The cost of living (prices of essential items and other items) has gone by over 250% during last 10 years, compared to 113% DA. The prices are continuously rising.

The Government is a model employer, hence the wages should be provided with the needs and to attract the talented and skilled persons.

2) Lack of promotions and better increment rate.
Today there are persons who have not even got two promotions in his entire career, The MACP scheme is not that much effective, lack of promotions in Central Government sector compared to IT and BT sectors.
One should get five promotions in promotional hierarchy during his service to motivate him to work more. As the Government employee put more and more service, he will be more trained to perform his duties in a better befitting manner. Thus the Government is more beneficial as good quality of work can be expected of him.

The family responsibility will increase with age. There should be adequate financial protection for him, the better rate of increment should motivate him to work more from the present 3% to 5%. On promotion one should get a minimum salary increase of Rs 3000/- per month as he will perform higher duties.

3) Equal Pay for Equal work.
For the same post which include similar duties and responsibility. There are different pay scales/ Grade Pay existing for same nature of duties and similar recruit qualifications. This anomaly should be rectified.
Grant of Grade Pay Rs.4800 to all Supervisors cadre. The gazetted Group “B” post should start from Rs 5400/- GP.

4) Non-filling up of vacant posts and increased work load
In 1990 the Population of the country is 85 crores and the Central Government Employees strength is 40 lakhs in the year 2014 population of the country is 125 crores, whereas the Central Government Employees strength is just 31 lakhs.

Non-filling up of vacant posts has resulted in increased work load on the existing employees. The strength of Central government employees should increase considerably.

5) Allowances to be paid as per market rate:
The house rent allowance should be from Rs 7000/- per month to Rs 55,000/- per month. All allowances such as Tour DA, OTA, Night Duty, CEA (tuition fees) , Cashier Allowances, etc should be increased by three times.

The all allowances should also be paid net of taxes which has been examined by 5th CPC in para no 167.
The staff side (JCM) has represented well the above important issues of the Central Government Employees before the 7th CPC, we sincerely hope the 7th CPC will address and resolve the above issues.
Let us wait patiently for the 7th CPC to submit its report and then we can deliberate on the report and do the needful action
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Source: www.karnatakacoc.blogspot.in

Yearly Increment for Central Government Employees from July 2015, Will the 7th CPC continue the same formula?

Yearly Increment for Central Government Employees from July 2015, Will the 7th CPC continue the same formula?

“Will the 7th CPC continue the same formulae adopted by the 6th CPC, or it brings any changes in to it…!”

As we are in the last six months for the implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, let us look at the calculation of yearly increment implemented in the 6th CPC.

The 6th Central Pay Commission which came in to effect from January 2006 and fully implemented with allowances like HRA, CCA, etc., from August 2008, presented a totally different look when compared to previous pay commissions. There were different types of decisions, ideas, information and recommendations in it.

The main change was that, it brought a new type of Pay Scales namely Pay in the Pay Band and Grade Pay. In order to maintain records and for easy calculation, the 6th CPC had fixed a common date for the yearly increment irrespective of their appointment date. In the previous pay commissions, the increment was given to an employee on his/her appointment month. For example, if an employee was appointed in the month of January, his/her increment month will be in the same month every year. But the 6th CPC recommended a common date and the month of July every year was fixed as the increment month for all Central Government Employees. This decision was widely appreciated by everyone. A point in the 6th CPC says that, ‘If an employee has completed six months or more in the revised pay structure as per 6th CPC, as on 1st July, he/she will be given one increment…’

In the 5th CPC, an employee’s pay is fixed in the Scale of Pay. If that individual’s scale of pay is – 3050-75-3950-80-4590, he/she gets yearly increment of Rs.75/- up to Rs.3950/- and Rs. 80/- from Rs.4590/-… If the employee reaches maximum of his pay scale, there is no further increment and get stagnated there. There were such instances of employees with no increment for three to four years.
Whereas in the 6th CPC, to remove stagnation, the commission introduced the running pay bands for all posts. If an employee reaches maximum of his pay band, after one year he will be placed in the next pay band providing him one increment. Thus, he/she moves up to the next pay band. It was a good recommendation as far as employees are concerned.

The 6th CPC also recommended that the yearly increment should not be fixed as in 5th CPC, but 3% of the employee’s basic pay should be calculated and added to the basic pay. The increment so calculated, should be rounded off to the next multiple of 10, ignoring the paise, and added to the pay band. For example, if the amount of increment comes to Rs. 1500.80, then the amount will be rounded off to Rs. 1500/- and if the amount comes to Rs. 1501.00, then it will be rounded off to Rs.1510/-.

As of now, no one can predict what will be the recommendations in the 7th CPC…The Commission in its website, said that it had stopped all type of interactions, meetings etc. and it is ready to submit its report to the Central Government in September 2015…

Will the 7th CPC continue the same formulae adopted by the 6th CPC, or it brings any changes in to it…!
Let’s all hope for the best……!

Source: www.govtstaffnewsportal.in

Good news soon on One Rank One Pension (OROP): Parrikar

Good news soon on One Rank One Pension (OROP): Parrikar

Lucknow: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said there will be “good news” soon on the issue of One Rank One Pension, a long-standing demand of ex-servicemen who have been holding protests across the nation.

“It’s an inter-departmental issue. As far as the Defence Ministry is concerned, our work is almost over. This is taking time but I can say that there will be a good news soon,” he said.

Ex-servicemen have been protesting since last month to press for the implementation of One Rank, One Pension. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that his government is committed to the long-awaited One Rank, One Pension (OROP) policy for ex-servicemen.

Currently, the pension of retired personnel is based on the pay commission recommendations in force at the time of their retirement.

One Rank One Pension scheme is aimed at ensuring that all retired soldiers, who have the same rank and the length of service receive the same amount of pension, irrespective of their date of retirement.

Currently, all those soldiers who retired before 2006 receive less pension than their counterparts and even their juniors.

PTI

Ministry of Shipping Decides to Consolidate Pension of Retired Port Employees

Ministry of Shipping Decides to Consolidate Pension of Retired Port Employees

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Shipping
09-July, 2015
Ministry of Shipping Decides to Consolidate Pension of Retired Port Employees
The Ministry of Shipping has decided to allow consolidation of pension in respect of retired Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees of Major Port Trusts. Now their pension fixation will be done notionally with effect from 1.1.2007 and actual arrears to accrue with effect from 1.1.2012 entailing a financial implication of Rs. 536.51 crore for three years. This decision will now be implemented by the respective Major Ports from their own resources.

Earlier, the Labour Federation of the Major Port Trusts had sought the intervention of the Minister of Shipping and Road Transport & Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari for an early resolution of their long standing demand for consolidation of pension in respect of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ Employees of Major Port Trusts who retired prior to 1.1.2012.

Since the overall port performance and profitability has improved during the last one year, this measure of consolidation of pension is a step toward sharing the prosperity of the Major Ports with the port community.

PIB

Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC: Orders issued on 6.7.2015

Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC: Orders issued on 6.7.2015

PC of A (Fys) clarified that “areas falling within Urban Agglomeration of a city but within different districts may be termed as same station for the purposes of LTC Rules”.

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
10-AI S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA – 700 001.
No.T/1/72/Circular-28
Date: 06.07.2015
To
1. The Secretary, OFB, 10-A, S.K. Bose Rd., Kol – 700 001
2. All Sr. General Managers / All General Managers Ordnance / Equipments Factories
3. All Group Controllers & Br. SAO/AOs.

Sub: Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC

Attention is invited to HQr office CGDA, New Delhi letter No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC/Vol-II dated 04/03/2014 in regard to above mentioned subject wherein it is clarified that “areas falling within Urban Agglomeration of a city but within different districts may be termed as same station for the purposes of LTC Rules”.

It is, therefore, once again impressed upon all concerned to comply the aforesaid guidelines while availing home town conversion in LTC.

Kindly ensure maximum/wide publicity of the above points within your jurisdiction for effecting compliances.
This has approval of J. C. A. (Fys.).

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(VIDHU AGGARWAL)
Asstt. Cont. of Accounts (Fys.)
Authority : www.pcafys.gov.in (Click to view the order)

Aadhaar Camp for Pensioners at New Delhi from July 13th to 17th, 2015

Aadhaar Camp for Pensioners at New Delhi from 13th to 17th July, 2015

Aadhaar Seeding cum Registration Camps from 13th to 17th July, 2015

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
06-July-2015 18:34 IST
Aadhaar Seeding cum Registration Camps from 13th to 17th July, 2015

The Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare will hold five Aadhaar Seeding and Regularisation for pensioners in Delhi NCR in collaboration with Punjab National Bank from 13th to 17th July, 2015. These camps will be held at Rajendra Place, Civil Lines, Scope Tower – Lakshmi Nagar in Delhi and Noida Sector 1 and Neelam Chowk, Faridabad respectively.

Pensioners residing in the Delhi NCR may visit an Aadhaar Camp on any one of the days with original PPO, Aadhaar Card, and bank pass book along with photocopies of these documents.

Pensioners who do not have Aadhaar number yet may in addition carry a photo id like Voters Card. Jeevan Pramaan is in addition to the other existing facilities for submission of Life Certificate. All the Nationalised banks, as also UIDAI will participate in these camps which are proposed to be held later in other parts of the country.

Camp Timings: 9am to 5pm

Pensioners-issues

For implementation of Jeevan Pramaan- an Aadhaar based life certification system – all pensioners are requested to furnish their Aadhaar Numbers to their bank, if not already done. The pensioners who do not have “Aadhaar” are requested to obtain Aadhaar number.

PIB

National Floor Level Minimum Wage Enhanced From Rs.137 To Rs.160 Per Day from 1st July 2015

National Floor Level Minimum Wage Enhanced From Rs.137 To Rs.160 Per Day from 1st July 2015

National Floor Level Minimum Wage Enhanced From Rs.137 To Rs.160 Per Day W.E.F. 01.07.2015
National Floor Level Minimum Wage (NFLMU) has been revised upwards from existing Rs. 137/- to Rs. 160/-per day w.e.f. 01.07.2015. In a letter written to all the Chief Ministers and LGs today, Shri Bandaru Dattatraya, the Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment has urged to take necessary steps for fixation/revision of the minimum rates of wages in respect of all scheduled employments in State/UT not below the NFLMW of Rs. 160/- per day w.e.f. 01.07.2015. The Minister has also emphasized to ensure implementation of various provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 so that the objective of ensuring Minimum Wages to workers is fulfilled.

While reviewing the movement of CPI-IW during April 2014 to March 2015 over the period April 2012 to March 2013, it was observed that the average CPI-IW has risen from 215.17 to 250.83, he said. Accordingly, the NFLMW has been revised upwards from existing Rs. 137/- to Rs. 160/-per day w.e.f. 01.07.2015.

In order to have a uniform wage structure and to reduce the disparity in minimum wages across the country, National Floor Level Minimum Wage (NFLMU) is fixed which also requires to be revised from time to time on the basis of rise in Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW). The NFLMU was last revised from Rs. 115/- to Rs. 137/- per day with effect from 01.07.2013.
Download Press Release on National Floor Level Minimum wage increase

Feedback by Re-employed pensioners – Problems being faced relating to the stoppage of Dearness Relief

Feedback by Re-employed pensioners – Problems being faced relating to the stoppage of Dearness Relief

Feedback may be given by re-employed pensioners on visiting banks regarding problems being faced relating to the stoppage of Dearness Relief on pension on re-employment and for restoration of the same when the re-employment ceases.

Feedback in the following format may be furnished by 17.07.2015.

Re-employed Pensioners

Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in

Filling up post of CVO on deputation basis in Punjab National Bank, New Delhi

Filling up post of CVO on deputation basis in Punjab National Bank, New Delhi a Public Sector Bank under Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

 No.21/3/2014-CS-I(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
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2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi-110003
The 8th July, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Filling up post of CVO on deputation basis in Punjab National Bank, New Delhi a Public Sector Bank under Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.
 
Departme t of Financial Services vide their communication No.15/1/2013-Vig. dated 3rd July, 2015 has desired the services of suitable officers for filling up post of CVO in Punjab National
Bank, New Delhi n deputation basis for a period of three years.

2. Ministries / Departments of Government of India are requested to give wide publicity to the above vacancy among their employees and may forward duly signed applications, if any, to the Shri Mritunjay Singh, Under Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Jeevan Deep Building, 10,Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001 on or before 22-08-2015 under intimation to this Office.

3. Cadre Clearance in respect of CSS Officers at the level of Under Secretary and above may be obtained from this Division before the application is forwarded for such deputation post.
(BISWAJIT BANERJEE)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Encl.: As above.
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/CVO872015.pdf

Principle of OROP as per Government order issued by D/o ESW, MOD on 24.4.2014

Principle of OROP as per Government order issued by D/o ESW, MOD on 24.4.2014

Definition of One Rank One Pension as per Government order issued by MoD (DoESW) : The principle of OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length oi service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.

No.12(01)/2014-D(Pen/Pol)
Ministry of Defence
Deptt. of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
D (Pension/Policy)
Sena Bhawan.
New Delhi the 24th April. 2014
ORDER

As decided in the meeting on OROP chaired by Hon’ble RM on 22.04.14, a Working Group is constituted as follows to finalize the modalities of implementation of OROP based on the principle specified in the previous meeting on OROP held on 26.02.14. The principle of OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.

2. The composition of the Working Group would be as follows:
(i) Controller General of Defence Accounts Chairperson
(ii) Jotnt Secretary (SSW) Member
(ill) Joint Secretary (E). Deptt of Defence Member
(iv) Addl. FA (Defiance Finance) Member
(v) Representatives of the three Services Member
(vi) Addl CGDA Member
(vii) PCDA (P). Allahabad Member
3. The Terms of Reference of Working the Group are as follows:-
(i) To examine the proposal on implementation of OROP which was presented by the Services in the meeting on 22.04.14 to enable CGDA to prepare DGL after due deliberation on all aspects.
(ii) To work out the detailed financial implications.
4. CGDA would finalise the DGL and submit it to D/o ESW, MOD along with financial implications thereof within three weeks from the date of this order.

5. Since substantial increase is anticipated in expenditure on OROP, FA (DS) would thereafter seek additional funds as per requirement.

6. This issues with the approval or the Competent Authority.
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(Chahan Ram)
Deputy Secretary (Pension)
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