Wednesday, July 5, 2017

7th CPC Pay Matrix - Anomaly in Increment Rate & Loss in increment

Agenda item No. 1 for the meeting of the National Anomaly committee sent to NC JCM by Confederation vide No. Ref: Confdn/JCM NC/Anomaly/2016-19 Dated - 03.07.2017

Item - I - ANOMALY IN INCREMENT RATE
As per clause(C) of the terms of reference of the National Anomaly Committee - where the official side and the staff side are of the opinion that any recommendations is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the commission assigning any reason - it constitutes an anomaly.

Regarding annual increment the recommendations of seventh CPC are as follows:
(i) 7th CPC Report - Highlights of Recommendations -
SL - 7 - Annual Increment - The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent.
(ii) 7th CPC Report - Forword
Para 1.19 - The prevailing rate of increment is considered quite satisfactory and has been retained.
(iii) 7th CPC Report - Chapter 4.1 -Principles of Pay determination
Para- 4.1.17 - The various stages within a pay level moves upwards at the rate of 3 percent per annum.
(iv) 7th CPC Report - Chapter 5.1 - Pay Structure (Civilian Employees)
Para 5.1.38 - Annual Increment
"The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent"

Para 5.1.21 - The Vertical range of each level denotes pay progress within that level. That indicates steps of annual financial progression of 3 percentage within each level.
Contrary to the above principle laid down by the 7th CPC, the actual increment rate in the Pay levels of the Pay matrix are less than 3% as illustrated in the Table below: -

ILLUSTRATION-I - LOSS IN INCREMENT
Pay LevelSl. No. in the Pay Level (Cell)Basic Pay in the Revised Pay scaleNext above Basic Pay after adding 3% incrementNext above Basic Pay fixed as per pay matrixAmount of loss to the employeeActual increment rate % age
112249002564725600472.81
126376003872838700282.92
39276002842828400282.89
316340003502035000202.94
411343003532935300292.91
422475004892548900252.94
510381003924339200432.88
520511005263352600332.93
66411004233342300332.91
69449004624746200472.89

ILLUSTRATION - 2
In Level - 2, Cell - 2, the pay is shown as 20500. After giving one increment of 3% it should be 21115/- but the next cell is only 21000 (Level-2, Cell-3). Next stage should be 21115+633=21748 but the next cell is only 21700 (Level-2 Cell-4).

In Level - 6, Cell 14 should be 50500 + 1515 = 52015 whereas it is given only 52000.
From the above it can be safely concluded that
(i) Recommendation of the Pay Commission regarding increment rate is in contravention of the principle or policy enunciated by the 7th Pay Commission, Hence it constitutes an anomaly.
(ii) In many stages, eventhough the increment is shown as 3%, it is rounded off to the next below amount causing financial loss to the employees.
(iii) In the sixth CPC, while calculating increment, if the last digit is (one) or above, it used to be rounded off to next 10 (Ten). So in this Pay Matrix also if the amount is 10 (Ten) and above, it should be rounded off to the next above 100 (hundred).
(iv) Even if the difference may look small (in percentage) it will also have long term impact on the employees promotion inviting heavy financial loss. The following illustration will reveal it.
Illustration
1. Pay Level - 6
2. Cell (Stage) in the Pay Level - 8
3. Basic Pay in the Revised Scale - 44900
4. Actual Pay after adding 3% annual increment - 46247
5. Basic Pay fixed as per the Pay Matrix - 46200
6. Loss of amount to the employee in the increment - 47
7. Pay on promotion to next Level if fixed as per serial 4 above - 49000
8. Pay on promotion to the next level, if fixed as per serial - 5 above - 47600
9. Loss per month on promotion - 1400
Thus, for a loss of Rs.47/- only in the Annual increment, the employee will suffer a recurring loss of Rs.1400/- per month during his/her promotion to the next level and this loss will have cumulative effect on rest of the period of the service career with financial loss on Dearness Allowance (DA) and further promotions and also Pensionery benefits.

The above anomalies are to be rectified.

Confederation calls entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017

Confederation calls entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017

PROTEST AGAINST BETRAYAL OF NDA GOVERNMENT
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS DECIDED TO ORGANISE
MASS PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AND BURNING OF HRA ORDERS ON 25TH JULY 2017 AT MAXIMUM CENTRES THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY
THOSE HANDS WHICH ARE AFRAID OF RAISING AGAINST INJUSTICES
THOSE TONGUES WHICH ARE AFRAID OF VOICING AGAINST INJUSTICES
ARE SYMBOLS OF SLAVERY AND SURRENDER.

Seventh Central pay Commission Report was submitted to Government on 19.11.2015. Most of the recommendations, especially in the case of Minimum wage, fitment formula, Pay scales of most of the cadres, Allowances, Advances, MACP, CCL, etc. are most retrograde. 7th CPC recommendations are the worst recommendations after the 2nd Pay Commission recommendations (1960). The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) comprising the National Council JCM Staff Side (mainly Railways, Defence and Confederation) gave notice for indefinite strike to Government on 09.06.2016, seeking modifications in the recommendations. Government refused to call the NJCA leaders for a negotiated settlement and unilaterally declared the decisions of the Cabinet on 29.06.2016. NJCA decided to go ahead with the indefinite strike. On 30.06.2016, Group of Cabinet Ministers including Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister and Shri Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister held discussion with the NJCA leaders. It was assured that Minimum Pay and Fitment formula will be increased and a High Level Committee will be constituted to submit recommendations in this regard to the Government. It was also assured that all other issues arising out of implementation of 7th CPC will be considered favourably. Four months time limit was also fixed for implementation of the assurances. Based on the above assurances the indefinite strike was deferred for four months.

Evenafter four months time limit fixed, no high level committee was constituted and all other issues remained unsettled. Government constituted committees after committee - Implementation Committee, Empowered Committee, Allowance Committee, Pension Option-I Committee, NPS Committee, Anomaly Committee etc. - but till this day no High Level Committee for increasing Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is constituted eventhough a Group of officers headed by Additional Secretary (Expenditure) held two meetings with the staff side without any discussion on Minimum Pay and fitment formula.

Committees were constituted to delay or deny the demands placed by staff side.

1.Allowances Committee delayed its report for about ten months to deny increase in HRA rates and arrears from 01.01.2016.

2.Pension Option-I Committee rejected the one and the only favourable recommendations of the 7th CPC i.e; Option-I parity for pre-2016 pensioners.

3.NPS Committee categorically stated that withdrawal of NPS is not under the purview of the committee.
As the Government was not ready to honour its assurances given to the NJCA leaders, evenafter a lapse of four months, Confederation has requested the dominant organisations in the NJCA to revive the deferred indefinite strike. As there was no concensus in the NJCA regarding revival of indefinite strike or organizing any serious trade union action (for reason best known to all) against the betrayal of the Government, Confederation National Conference decided to organize independent agitation programmes. Accordingly Massive Parliament March with participation of about 15000 employees and pensioners on 15.12.2016, one day nationwide strike of about thirteen (13) lakhs Central Government employees on 16.03.2017, Mass dharna of about 3000 employees and pensioners in front of Finance Ministers office on 23.05.2017, Human Chain of Central Government employees and Pensioners at all major centres on 22.06.2017 were organized by Confederation for settlement of 21 points charter of demands which included the demands of all sections of employees and pensioners including Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual Contract workers and Autonomous body employees and pensioners.

After more than eleven months from the date notification of Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 (25.07.2016), Union Cabinet approved the revised allowances on 28.06.2017 without any major modifications, including HRA and Transport Allowances applicable to all section of employees. HRA rate was not increased from 24, 16, and 8%. The date of effect was fixed as 01.07.2017 instead of 01.01.2016.
Some of our friends, who are welcoming and supporting the Government’s decision on allowances are arguing that never in the past Revived Pay and Revised Allowances were given from the same date and for HRA etc. retrospective effect was not given. They consciously want to hide the fact that in the past revised allowances including HRA were granted from the month/next month of notification of Revised Pay Rules. Even if that practice is taken as a precedence, this time employees have every right to get Revised Allowance including HRA from 01.07.2016, as Revised (Pay) Rules 2016 was notified on 25.07.2016. Similarly, never in the past HRA rates were reduced by Pay Commissions. Those who support the Government’s decision are deliberately hiding this fact to somehow justify their stand and misguide the employees, because of their guilty conscience.
As the dominant organisations of the NJCA have left from the path of struggle for realization of the 7th CPC related justified demands raised in the July 11th indefinite strike charter, Confederation has decided to carry forward the struggle against the betrayal of the Government and non-implementation of assurances given by the Hon’ble Ministers. We have made it open that we strongly disagree and disown the stand taken by the Secretary, National Council JCM staff side, (Who is also the convenor of NJCA) by welcoming and thanking the Government for the decisions on Allowances including HRA. Confederation represents the sentiments of entire Central Government employees pensioners especially grass root level workers. It cannot be a party to any statement or action which the ordinary workers feel as betrayal of their cause.
Confederation shall continue its struggle against the injustices meted out to the Central Government employees and Pensioners (including Autonomous body employees and pensioners, Gramin Dak Sevaks and casual, Contract workers) by the NDA Government.

Descending to the level of submitting to the dictates of the Government, compromising on the basic principles of trade Union, leaving away the path of struggle ignoring the of principles of collective bargaining, getting addicted to the JCM machinery of never ending, no-result-oriented discussions and consultations — is not the tradition of Confederation. Confederation is a different organisation which our critics and enemies cannot understand.

We are fighting against a Government which is aggressively implementing neo-liberal reforms and we know that struggle path is tough and difficult and require sacrifices. Eventhen, we prefer, that path than the path of opportunism, surrender and compromises. Eventhough we have not won our battle in full, we firmly believe that whatever achievements and benefits the NDA Government was compelled to grant (Example – enhancement of Bonus ceiling to 7000, eligibility for gratuity to NPS employees. 5th Pay Commission recommended parity to pre-2016 pensioners (option-3), microscopic modifications in HRA at minimum level and some other allowances including enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance to Pensioners and retention of some of the allowances recommended for abolition etc.) is only because of the continuous nationwide campaign and struggle conducted by the Confederation and Confederation alone. Those who never participated in any strike or struggle and only enjoyed the fruits of the struggle and sacrifice of others can never understand the importance of struggle or strike. Empty vessels always go on making much noise, but we believe in action.

It is in this background, the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has decided to intensify our struggle. To express the strong protest, anger and resentment of the employees, against the totally negative and indifferent attitude of NDA Government and also against the betrayal of the Group of Cabinet Ministers of NDA Government, Confederation calls upon the entire employees to organize mass protest demonstration on 25th July 2017 (25.07.2017 Tuesday) at all centres at centralized places and burn the orders on HRA issued by the Government. Wide publicity may be given to the programme through local print and electronic media and also social media.

The next phase of agitational programmes will be decided by the National Secretariat meetings of Confederation scheduled to be held at Bengaluru on 9th August 2017.

All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to make the above programme a grant success.
Fraternally yours,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob & WhatsApp: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Source : Confederation

7th CPC Allowances - Wrong statement by NCJCM: Restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% and restoring 34 allowances

7th CPC Allowances: Restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% and restoring 34 allowances - Wrong statement by NCJCM

National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615
Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 - IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094

Ref. No: nfaee/sg/17/112
29.06.2017
To
Secretary Staff Side
National Council (JCM)
13 C Ferosha Road
New Delhi 110001

Sub: Government decision on Allowances - Reg
Shri Shivgopal Mishra,
When we seen the cabinet decision on allowances day before yesterday, naturally the employees were on upset mood as the Government came out with a minimal changes here and there.

But when seen your press release in the capacity of Secretary Staff Side National Council JCM welcoming the decision taken by the Union Cabinet we all were really shocked.

It is sorry to say that for substantiating your decision to welcome you have been told lies in your Press release. You mentioned that welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet for "restoring rates of HRA @ 10%, 20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees covered from levels 1 to 3."

With all due respect NFAEE would like to mention here that your statement is not based on the facts and figure and just to misguide the 34 lakhs Central Government Employees. In fact out of the 120 stages of Levels 1 to 3 a meager of 15 stages (8 in the level 1, 5 in level 2 and 2 in level 3) only get more than 24%, 16% & 8% HRA that too not 30%, 20% & 10% as you claimed in the press release. Only those employees in the pay of Rs.18000 as on 01.07.2017 shall get 30%, 20% and 8% as per the entitlement based on the categorization of the cities. Even an incumbent in the level 1 got an increment of 3% shall not eligible for 30%, 20% and 10% of HRA. It means the employees who joined in the level 1 after 1st January 2017 and having basic pay as Rs 1800 only will get 30%, 20% and 8# of HRA. Thus the number beneficiaries will not be even thousands, where the question of 7.5 lakhs employees gets the benefits? All others in the above said 15 stages of levels 1 to 3 will get HRA little more than 24%, 16% & 8% but less than 30%, 20% and 8%.
The below given chart will expose your claim and will prove it is wrong:

PAY MATRIX LEVEL 1 ( 1800 GP)
STAGE IN PAY MATRIX PAY IN 7TH CPC PAY MATRIX HRA 24% HRA 16% HRA 8%
118000540036001800
218500540036001800
319100540036001800
419700540036001800
520300540036001800
620900540036001800
721500540036001800
822100540036001800
922800547236481824
PAY MATRIX LEVEL 2 ( 1900 GP)
STAGE IN PAY MATRIXPAY IN 7TH CPC PAY MATRIXHRA 24%HRA 16%HRA 8%
119900540036001800
220500540036001800
321100540036001800
421700540036001800
522400540036001800
623100554436961848
PAY MATRIX LEVEL 3 ( 2000 GP)
STAGE IN PAY MATRIXPAY IN 7TH CPC PAY MATRIXHRA 24%HRA 16%HRA 8%
121700540036001800
222400540036001800
323100554436961848

Form the above chart it is crystal clear that those employees who joined in the service just 8 year before only entitled at a higher rate of HRA than 24%, 16% and 8% that too not 30%, 20% and 10% as you claimed in the Press Release. The above chart also showing that at the stage of 9, 6 and 3 of the Pay Matrix levels 1, 2 and 3 respectively the HRA shall be more than 5400, 3600 and 1800 based on 24%, 16% and 8%.
Further you extended thanks to the Government for restoring 34 allowances. Whereas the Government Press release claimed that Government has decided not to abolish 12 of the 53 allowances which were recommended to be abolished by the 7th CPC and 3 of the 37 allowances recommended to be subsumed to continue as separate. When the Government them was not claiming that they have restored 12 of the 53 allowances abolished and 3 If the 37 allowances recommended to subsumed has been restored. That means altogether 15 Allowances has been restored. Then from where the restoration of 34 Allowances came?
Thus once again the NDA Government betrayed the entire Central Government Employees by denying the HRA at the existing rate of 30%/20%/10% with effect from 01.01.2016. They denied the existing rate as well as the arrears from 1st June 2016 by the decision to implement the revised rate from01.07.2017.
The Government has not considered the suggestions by the staff side on various other Allowances and facilities and Government came up with cosmetic changes in the recommendations of the Pay Commission.
Further the assurance given by the Cabinet Ministers regarding minimum Pay and Fitment Formula is also not considered by the Government till date.

Even the only acceptable recommendation by the Pay Commission to regulate the pension who retired prior to 1st June 2016 which was accepted by the Government while issuing the notification in the year 2016 later it has been replaced the pension fixation formula by adopting new one which is not beneficiary to the pensioners.

No decision on NPS has been taken to ensure minimum pension or other demands submitted by the Staff side.

Under this circumstance National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees NFAEE feels the hurry burry shown by you to issue a press release without discussing either among the staff side members of the National Council (JCM) or with the NJCA leadership in which you happened to be the convener to welcome the Government strongly was not in the spirit of broader unity and to help the Government who failed to fulfill the wishes of the employees across the board.

NFAEE strongly condemn this attitude of Secretary Staff Side, National Council (JCM) and demands to withdraw the press release and stand with the united work force of the Central Government Employees.
Thanking you
Yours sincerely,
(Jayaraj KV)
Secretary General
Cc: Secretary General
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
New Delhi

Source: NFAEE

Night Duty Allowance without any ceiling as per 7th CPC - BPMS

Night Duty Allowance without any ceiling as per 7th CPC - BPMS

Payment of Night Duty Allowance on actual pay, without any ceiling and should be correlated with the pay of 7th CPC.

REF: BPMS/MOD/07thCPC/DAC/247(8/3/M)
Dated: 29.06.2017
REMINDER
To,
The Dy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
Sena Bhawan, DHQ PO,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Payment of Night Duty Allowance on actual pay, without any ceiling and should be 
correlated with the pay of 7th CPC.
Reference: This federation’s letter of even No. Dated 06.01.2017

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the Anomalies Committee meeting held on 26.12.2016 under the Chairmanship of AS(J) Shri J Rama Krishna Rao wherein we have reflected our concern that the Night Duty Allowance was being paid on the notional basic pay of 4th CPC. Later, based on the Hon’ble Supreme Court judgment NDA is revised in 6th CPC pay scale and extended to all including non-petitioners w.e.f. 01.04.2007. Subsequently, PC of Fys imposed ceiling limit to the employees of Ordnance Factories that Rs.12380/-. OFB has referred the matter to MoD to remove the ceiling but this is not yet settled.
Therefore, you are requested to take necessary action so that the payment of Night Duty Allowance in defence establishments on the revised pay of 07th CPC may be granted without any ceiling.

Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
Source: BPMS

Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations

Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations
Overtime Allowance as per 7th CPC for Defence Industrial Employees

Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.
REMINDER
Ref: BPMS/MOD/OTA/43A(7/2/R)
Dated: 29.06.2017
To
The Deputy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
'B' Wing, Sena Bhawan,To,
New Delhi - 110011

Subject: Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.
Reference: This federation’s letter of even No. Dated 03.01.2017

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the Anomalies Committee meeting held on 26.12.2016 under the Chairmanship of AS(J) Shri J Rama Krishna Rao wherein we have reflected our concern over the delay in the revision of statutory nature allowance (Over Time Allowance under the Factories Act, 1948) in defence establishments.

In turn, the AS(J) pleased and instructed to resolve the matter of the payment of Over Time Allowance as per revised pay consequent to implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.

Therefore, you are requested to take necessary action so that the issue of the payment of overtime allowance in defence establishments on the revised pay of 07th CPC may be resolved without further delay.
Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
Source: BPMS

Protest Demonstrations Against the Decision on Allowances - NFAEE

PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE DECISION ON ALLOWANCES

National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees
NFAEE
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
Regn.No.17/9615

Recognised by DAE vide DAE OM No. 8/1/2007 - IR&W/95 dated 13th June 2007
NFAEE Office, Opp. NIYAMAK BHAVAN, Anusaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094
Website: www.nfaeehq.blogspot.com ; Email address: nfaee@yahoo.com
Ref.No:nfaee/sg/17/114
Dated : 03.06.2017
To
All Affiliates
NFAEE

Sub: PROTEST DEMNOSTRATIONS AGAINT THE DECISION ON ALLOWANCES
Dear Comrades,
Hope all the affiliates organized/planned to hold protest demonstrations in this week against the betrayal for NDA Government.

Go far a hectic campaign against the NDA Government’s attitude towards the Government employees and shameful backed out from the commitment given by the Group of Ministers on 30th June 2016.
Copies of the letter written to Shivgopal Mishra, the so-called leader of Central Government Employees by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers (CCGEW), National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees (NFAEE) and All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) are attached herewith.
All Affiliates are requested to popularize the stand taken by the Confederation and Federations of various sections of employees and built unity among the employees.

Also appeal to all affiliates to participate actively in the joint protest programme being organized by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers across the country.
With fraternal Greetings
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(JAYARAJ KV)
Secretary General
Source: http://nfaeehq.blogspot.in/

Struggle Against Defence Privatization - Confederation

Struggle Against Defence Privatization - Confederation

CONFEDERATION EXTENDS FULL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO THE STRUGGLE OF DEFENCE EMPLOYEES AGAINST PRIVATISATION.

Successive Governments after 1990s have started permitting private sector in the field of Defence production. During May 2001, the Defence Industry sector which was reserved for the Government sector and Public sector was opened to 100% for Indian private sector with 26% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Subsequently the FDI cap in Defence was raised to 49% and now the NDA Govt raised it to 100%.
Government has issued so far 222 licenses to private corporate sector like ADHANI, AMBANI, L&T, ASHOK LEYLAND, BHARAT FORGE, GODREJ &BOYCE, PUNJ LLOYD, PIPAVAV DEFENSE, PREMIER EXPLOSIVES etc,. The present Govt is bent upon to extend all types of support to the Indian private corporate houses and their foreign collaborators. Recently the Prime Minister office asked all the 41 Ordnance Factories, the information about the name of the products manufactured, its photographs, technical description, land holding by each factories, details of plants and machinery, strength of employees etc.,
On 27-04-2017, the Ministry of Defence issued an order with the approval of the Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitely, to completely outsource 143 defence equipment like Military, Vehicles, Ammunition, Ammunition boxes, Guns, Rifles, Tanks, Troop comfort items etc., which are being manufactured at present by the ordnance factories. This decision of the Govt is going to affect more than 25 Ordnance factories and about 20,000 defence employees will be thrown out of job. Again another order was issued categorizing 39 more items as "non-care" items for outsourcing.

All these decisions are taken to encourage private corporates, making the state-owned Defence Industries sick and redundant and bringing in their place the private corporate sector whose sole intention is to earn more and more profit.

The All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) is on a war path and has already started series of agitations and campaign programmes against the policy decision of the Government to privatise Defence Industry and closure of ordnance factories rendering thousands of defence employees surplus and consequent retrenchment.

As a higher form of agitation AIDEF has commenced indefinite relay hunger fast near Parliament (Jantar Manthar) from 3rd July 2017 onwards. The relay fast was inaugurated by Com. Sharad Yadav, MP. Former Vice President of AIDEF.

The National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Govt Employees and Workers extends full support and solidarity to the struggle of the Defence Employees against privatization.
M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
confederation
Mob&whatsapp: 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Source: Confederation

National Secretariat Meeting on 9.8.2017 at Bengaluru - Confederation

No. Confdn/Sectt/2016-19 Date : 03-07-2017

NOTICE FOR THE NATIONAL SECRETARIAT MEETING - 9th AUGUST 2017 - BENGALURU

As already informed to all concerned, the National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers will be held at Income Tax Office (ITEF Office), BENGALURU on 9th August 2017 (09-08-2017 - Wednesday). The meeting will commence at 10-30 am and continue till close. All National Secretariat Members (CHQ office bearers) are requested to attend the meeting without fail.

The following shall be the agenda of the meeting.

AGENDA:
1. 7th CPC related issues - Review of agitational programmes organized by Confederation and the present position of various demands raised in the Charter of Demands - Future course of action.
2. 2017 June 10th National Convention of Central & State Govt Employees (Confederation & AISGEF) on 'NPS & Outsourcing' - Review and implementation of the decisions taken by the National Convention.
3. Asia-Pacific Regional meeting and World Secretariat meeting of Trade Union International (TUI) - Public services to be held at Thiruvananthapuram on 11th & 12th September 2017.
4. National Convention of Central Trade Unions (CTUs) and independent Federations to be held at New Delhi on 8th August 2017 – Implementation of decisions taken thereof.
5. All India Women’s Trade Union camp - 2017 of Confederation - Finalization of venue & dates.
6. Non-implementation of revision of Pay & Pension of Autonomous Body Employees and Pensioners - Possibility of organizing a joint meeting of all Autonomous body employees organizations and Pensioners organizations for deciding future course of action.
7. Problems of the affiliated organizations of Confederation.
8. Financial review.
9. Any other items with the permission of the Chair.
Yours fraternally
(M.KRISHNAN)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob&whatsapp : 09447068125
E-mail : mkrishnan 6854@gmail.com
Source: Confederation

Clarification in respect of encashment of Earned Leave to reemployed pensioners - DoPT

Clarification in respect of encashment of Earned Leave to reemployed pensioners - DoPT

No.14028/1/2017-Estt(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 27.06.2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Clarification in respect of encashment of Earned Leave to reemployed pensioners- Reg.

This Department has been receiving several references requesting for clarification relating to CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 regarding eligibility for leave encashment to Government servants who are re-employed after retirement.

2. In this regard, it is clarified that persons re-employed after retirement may be governed by rule 39(6)(a)(iii) of the said Rules and they may be granted leave encashment up to a maximum of 300 days including the period for which encashment was allowed at the time of retirement. The cases already decided otherwise in consultation with this Department need not be reopened.

3. This issues with the approval of JS(E).
sd/-
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Click to view the order
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in

Cabinet Secretary reviews GST, asks departments to keep a lid on price rise

Cabinet Secretary reviews GST, asks departments to keep a lid on price rise
New Delhi: Three days into GST regime, Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha today asked all ministries and departments to ensure that their is no shortage of goods and prices of essential items are kept under check.
Sinha held a review meeting to take stock of situation post implementation of the new tax regime, and departments have been asked to ensure that retailers, dealers/shopkeepers should display a price list under GST of items sold by them.

“Government has asked all the departments to ensure that their is no shortage of products and consumer items in order to keep a check on prices. Special emphasis was laid on to keep prices of essential commodities under check,” a finance ministry statement said.

Sinha stressed that benefits of GST should be passed on to consumers, which would in turn also keep inflation under control.

“Various machines used by dealers, retailers for computerized billing should be calibrated at the earliest as per the new GST rates,” he added.

A four tier Goods and Services Tax (GST) - 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent - has been rolled out from July 1. Essential items like salt, unpacked food grains, cereals have been kept a zero rated to ensure that there is no price rise.

Sinha also asked departments to be ready to deal with queries of their stakeholders.

“In order to do so, officers of every ministry should equip themselves and have full knowledge of the details relating to GST concerning their respective Ministry,” he said.

A similar review meeting will be held every week to keep a close watch on GST rollout.

Sinha has also asked all the departments/ministry to provide all the relevant information relating to GST concerning their ministry/department, including GST rates on their respective websites.
He asked the secretaries to get more detailed feedback and in-depth details of the field from their respective stakeholders, officers and consumers at large after GST implementation.

The officers should be fully ready to deal with it so that there is quick response to any situation, the statement said.

Sinha asked them to launch campaigns to make their stakeholders and consumers fully aware about GST related matters concerning their respective ministry/department.

Apart from Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, the 20 secretaries, including from textile, consumer affairs, food processing, railways, MSME, rural development, tourism, fertiliser, pharma, and financial services attended the meeting. CBEC officials were present in the meeting.

On June 20, Sinha had taken GST preparedness meeting with 30 ministries and departments and had asked the secretaries to organise outreach meetings and publicity campaigns through their departments and PSUs for explaining the provisions of new law and rules to their stakeholders.

The finance ministry had yesterday said that the two days of GST rollout has passed “without any major problems being reported” from the field offices.

“The Revenue Department has got encouraging reports from the roadside dhabas and big restaurants as well as from kirana shops to departmental stores which, in turn, have started getting acclimatised to the new tax system,” it had said.

The biggest indirect tax since Independence, GST removes at least 17 different taxes and transforms India into a single market for seamless movement of goods and services.

PTI

Date of implementation of the allowances has created lot of anguish and serious discontentment in the CG Employees - NC JCM Secretary writes to Cabinet Secretary

“The date of implementation of the allowances, as announced, w.e.f. 01.07.2017, has created lot of anguish and serious discontentment in the Central Government Employees. We will appreciate if the government considers its implementation w.e.f. 01.01.2016, i.e. date of implementation of VII CPC.”

Implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances – Secy Staff Writes to Cabinet Secretary

Implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2017
Dated: June 30, 2017
The Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances
We are quite thankful that after a long wait the Union Cabinet has given its approval for implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances(Ashok Lavasa Committee) as recommended by the VII CPC.

As you are aware that, during the meeting of the Empowered Committee, held under your Chairmanship, we had requested for its early implementation, but unfortunately a long time has been taken by the said committee for finalizing the allowances.

We are thankful to the Government of India for agreeing in principle for House Rent Allowance @ 10%,20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees working in levels 1 to 3, but depriving other staff, particularly Group 'C' staff, which has resulted in lot of discontentment among the Central Government Employees. Staff Side(JCM) is also thankful to the government for reducing 50% Dearness Allowance barrier to 25% for future enhancement of HRA to 09,18 and 27% and restoring 10,20 and 30% on 50% Dearness Allowance, but at the same time would have appreciated if the same formula should have been envisaged for other allowances which are DA indexed.

We are also thankful to the Central Government for revising various allowances, including Breakdown Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Trip Allowance, Additional Allowance, Cycle Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance etc. as also Special Allowance to Trackmen, Section Controllers and Loco Pilot (Goods) and Sr. Passenger Guards and extending Patient Care Allowance to Ministerial Staff working in the hospitals. We also appreciate the government for enhancing the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500 p.m. to Rs.1000 p.m. for the Pensioners. Though it is meager to old-aged pensioners, healthcare and at least Rs.2500 should have been granted.

The date of implementation of the allowances, as announced, w.e.f. 01.07.2017, has created lot of anguish and serious discontentment in the Central Government Employees. We will appreciate if the government considers its implementation w.e.f. 01.01.2016, i.e. date of implementation of VII CPC.
Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula was one of the major demands in our Strike Notice, for which government formed a committee, unfortunately, up-till now nothing substantial has been done in this regard. Staff Side(JCM), therefore, requests that, a meeting should be called and the matter be resolved at an earliest.

The government has also constituted a Committee on National Pension System(NPS) and it was assured to us that, decision in the matter would be taken within four months. Unfortunately, up-till now, this issue remains unresolved. We earnestly hope that, the government will definitely consider the demand of the Staff Side - Guaranteed Minimum Pension for new Pensioners (appointed on or after 01.01.2004) as well as Family Pension at par with Old Pensioners/Family Pensioners.

We always believe in best industrial relations, but to keep industrial peace, we hope, the government will take appropriate steps to resolve the long pending demands of the Central Government Employees at an
earliest.
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

Expected DA July 2017 for CG Employees and Pensioners

Expected DA July 2017 for CG Employees and Pensioners

Dearness Allowance is not an attractive word among CG Employees and Pensioners nowadays, because, the hike of DA and DR is around 1 or 2 Percent only. Particularly after 7th Pay Commission, the All India Consumer Price Index is on down trend. So, employees could not expect more like 6th Pay Commission regime. Before 2016, all CG Employees and Pensioners got higher of 10% of their basic pay or basic pension as DA or DR.

At present, we have 5 months AICPIN data from Jan to May 2017 and need one more month of June 2017 to calculate the exact percentage of DA and DR with effect from July 2017.

However, there will be no chance to increase the percentage of DA and DR from One Percent. So, the total DA and DR will become only 5% from July to Dec 2017.
The below table will describe a lot…

1 = Month/Year
2 = AICPIN
3 = Total of 12 Months
4 = 12 Monthly Average
5 = DA % with Decimal
6 = DA %

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