Monday, August 28, 2017

Revision of the 6th CPC Pay Scale of Rs. 4440-7440 (-1S)

Revision of the 6th CPC Pay Scale of Rs. 4440-7440 (-1S)

JCM requests to Ministry of Finance that kindly consider the issue of pay revision of non-matric employees appointed on compassionate ground in 6th CPC pay scale -1S(4440-7440) w.e.f. 1/1/2016 on the basis of 7th CPC.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C. Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
August 24, 2017
The Secretary,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
North Block,
New Delhi.

Sub: Revision of the 6th CPC Pay Scale of Rs. 4440-7440 (-1S)

Dear Sir,

Alter the implementation of 6th CPC recommendations the minimum entry qualification for Central Government job is kept as Matriculation or ITI. However candidates who are not Matric/ITI qualified are recruited in the -1S pay scale of Rs. 4440-7440 and kept in the same pay scale till they acquire the Matriculation qualification. However the pay scale is not yet revised even after the implementation of the 7th CPC pay scales w.e.f. 1/1/2016.  This is causing undue financial hardship to the concerned employees.  It is therefore requested that you may kindly consider the above issue and necessary instructions may please be issued revising the above pay scale w.e.f. 1/1/2016 on the basis of 7th CPC

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)


Relaxation of residency period for promotion of Jr. Accounts Asstt (GP 2800/-) as Accounts Asstt (GP 4200/-) on Indian Railways

Relaxation of residency period for promotion of Jr. Accounts Asstt (GP 2800/-) as Accounts Asstt (GP 4200/-) on Indian Railways

No. II/6/Part 8

Dated: 23/08/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Relaxation of residency period for promotion of Jr. Accounts Asstt (GP 2800/-) as Accounts Asstt (GP 4200/-) on Indian Railways-reg.

NFIR invites kind attention of the Railway Board to the provisions made in the Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol. I (2009 Edition) - Para 171 (5) wherein it has been stipulated that the posts of Accounts Assistants in GP 4200/PB-2 will be filled by promotion of Jr. Accounts Assistants in GP 2800/- on completion of three years service in the Grade and on passing Appendix-ll Examination. The said para of the IREM is reproduced below:-

"The posts in the grade of Accounts Assistants in Scale Rs. 1400-2600 will be filled by promotion of Junior Accounts Assistants in Scale Rs. 1200-2040 after they have completed three years service in the grade and passed Appendix II examination. Provided that the condition of passing the Appendix II Examination will not be applicable to those Jr. Accounts Assistants, who were promoted as such against un-qualified senior suitable quota as per clause 3 (ii) above".

2. Further the Federation brings to the notice of Railway Board that vide provision contained in Para 215 (a) of IREM (Rules governing the promotion of Group ‘C’ Staff) - Section B/Chapter I, it has been laid down that for promotion within Group ‘C’, a minimum of 2 years service in the immediate lower Grade is necessary.

In view of the above, Federation proposes that the minimum residency period of three years for promotion of J AA to Accounts Assistants with the condition of passing Appendix 11 IREM Examination be reduced to two years for ensuring equitable justice to staff.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly consider the above points and amend the extant provision of 3 years residency period to two years as is in vogue in other than Accounts Department/which would enable appendix qualified staff to get promotion to the post of Accounts Assistant.

Federation may please be replied of action being taken on the above proposal.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Merger of PSBs Hold Massive Demonstration Call of UFBU

 Merger of PSBs Hold Massive Demonstration Call of UFBU

Circular No: 24/2017
24th August, 2017
To all Affiliates/Office Bearers/CC/GC Members

Dear Comrades,

Move for Merger of PSBs
Hold Massive Demonstration
Call of UFBU

This is further to our Circular No.23/2017 of yesterday. You were informed of the decision of Central Cabinet meeting held yesterday to constitute "alternative mechanism" for giving in principle approval for merger of public sector banks in the name of consolidation.

Through our circular referred above we expressed our strong sense of resentment against the decision of the Central Cabinet as we are of the firm opinion that the decision of the Cabinet is nothing but a ploy to go ahead with the hidden agenda of privatisation of public sector banks.

UFBU, through telephonic consultations among the constituents, has decided to hold demonstrations at all State Capitals and major centres at the earliest, the date for which will be decided by state units of UFBU depending upon local convenience.

We call upon all our units to take immediate initiative for holding meetings/consultations of/with state units/constituents of UFBU and to decide the date for holding the demonstration at State Capitals and all major centres of concerned States.

All our State units have to ensure maximum mobilisation of our members in respective areas.
With greetings,
Comradely yours

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Web Based Cadre Management System-Updation of data of CSS officers/officials in the Grade of SO/ASO

Web Based Cadre Management System-Updation of data of CSS officers/officials in the Grade of SO/ASO.
No. 21/1/2016-CS.I (PR/CMS)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Shavan,
New Delhi-110003.
Dated 25th August, 2017

Subject: Web Based Cadre Management System-Updation of data of CSS officers/officials in the Grade of SO/ASO.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Division's OM of even number dated 02.08.2017, on the above cited subject matter and to bring to the kind notice of all the Ministries/Departments, that the prime objective of the Web Based Cadre Management System hosted at in respect of all incumbents of CSS, CSSS and CSCS is to ensure accurate real time data of all the officers, enabling this office to take timely decisions relating to cadre management functions. Despite the requests/instructions in this regard, issued from time to time, to the Nodal Officers, vide several OM/reminders, the complete and upto date data is still not available in the system, in respect of several Ministries and Departments. It is therefore, reiterated that until the data is maintained upto date, by the respective Ministries/Departments, the very purpose of the Web Based Cadre Management System is defeated. If need be, the Nodal officers may depute their subordinates to CS.I Division (Shri H.M.Malhotra, Section Officer {CMS/PR} Tel.No:24629414) to clear their doubts, if any, about the functioning of this system/correctness of data in the CSCMS.

2. It may kindly be brought to the notice of all the CSS Officers that active co-operation in this regard, is required from all the CSS officials to ensure the updation/correctness of data in the CSCMS, as the absence of such upto date data in the ibid System, may hinder the process of promotion of the officers/officials. It may also be advised that it is also the responsibility of the CSS officer/individual to get his/her data updated and fed in the ibid System.

3. The Ministries/Departments are therefore, once again requested to take up immediate necessary steps for updation of data in respect of SOs/ASOs of CSS Cadre in CSCMS (Web Based Cadre Management System) as per the' proforma/format enclosed. The concerned Officials may also be sensitized to get their data updated in the System.

4. This exercise may kindly be got completed by 31st August 2017.
Enclosure: Format/Proforma.
(Anil Tripathi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 24629412/14.
All Ministries/Departments
Director/Deputy Secretary (Administration)
(Through Website of this Department)

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Minutes of the First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC

Minutes of the First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC.

NO. PC-VII/2016/DAC/1
New Delhi, dated : 25.8.2017
The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen's Federation
4, State Entry Road
New Delhi- 110055.
The General Secretary,
National Federation of
Indian Railwaymen,
3-Chemsford Road,
News Delhi - 110055.
Room No.256-E, Rail Bhawan.
Dear Sirs,
Sub: First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC.

Ref: Draft Minutes circulated vide letter dated 21.07.2017.
The minutes of the first meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee held on 20.06.2017, finalised in consulation withe the Federations are enclosed.
Yours sincerely,
For Secretary Railway Board

Minutes of the First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee held on 20.06.2017
The first meeting of Departmental Anomaly Commitee (DAC) was held on 20.06.2017 at 11 Room No.402. The Following attended the meeting.

Official Side
i) Shri Manoi Pande, AM (Staff)
ii) Shri Tanveer Ahmed, EDF (E)
iii) Shri Dhruv Singh, EDPC-I
iv) Shri Alok Kumar, ED E(IR)
v) Shri S. Balachandra iyer, EDPC-II

The Federations:
1. Shri Rakhal Das Gupta, President1. Shri Guman Singh, President
2. Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary2. Dr. M.Raghavaiah, General Secretary
3. Shri J R Bhosle, Treasurer3. Dr. R.P. Bhatnagar, Working President
2. Shri Manoj Pande, AM (Staff), Chairman/DAC welcomed all the representatives to the meeting and started that the purpose of the meeting is to address the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC as defined in DoPT'S OM dated 16th August, 2016 and circulated vide Ministry of Railways letter no.PC-VII/2016/DAC/1 dated 29-03.2017 and PC-VII/2016/DAC/1 dated 25.5.2017. As advised through these letters, anomaly will include the following cases:
(a) Where the official Side and Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason;

(b) where the maximum of the level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade pay in the Pay Band under pre-revised structure, as notified vide CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 is less than the amount an employees is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the Said Rules;

(c) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relatives have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.
3. It was also stated by AM(Staff) that both the federations were requested to submit the agenda items which have been abserved as anomalies within the provisons of anomalies as defined in the aforesaid letters. As agenda was given only by NFIR, on the NFIR agenda items remarks were circulated to the participants of the meeting.

4. Dr. M. Raghaviiah, General Secretary, NFIR staied in his introduction speech that the definition of anomaly should be interpreted liberally. The official side and the staff side should jointly workout a consensus to identify the issues coming wiihin the definition of 'anomaly' to ensure that Railway employees are given justice' He said that careful examination and ground realities would reveal that anomalies arisen in Railways specific categories are needed to he addressed judiciously. He also brought out following issues/suggestions.
  • During the implementation of 6th CPC after due discussions Ministry of Railways sent a detailed proposal in respect of various anomalies especially in respect of pay structure of Technical Supervisors to Ministry of Finance and DoP&T. However, Ministry of Railways failed to place these proposals before 7th CPC.
  • Till the implementation of 6th CPC recommendations the pay structure of Technical Supervisors were placed on a higher pedestal on comparison With pay structure of the corresponding categories of Accounts Department. With the implementation of 6th CPC pay structure the relatives in the case of the Technical Supervisors category of Indian Railways got disturbed and 7th CPC also did not address this core issue which is affecting thousands of employees.
  • Various proposals/references sent to the Ministry of Finance and Department of Personnel and Training are not getting addressed and thereby the issues remain unresolved. As such Ministry of Railways may try find out an in house mechanism for addressing these issues. In support of this, past precedent of 1997 was quoted.
  • Certain factual inaccuracies have crept into the 7th CPC Report which need to be addressed. For example, though there was demand from the federations to raise the entry qualification in respect of Assistant Loco to Diploma as recommended by Dr.Anil Kakodar, Chairman, HLSRC, wheras, the 7th CPC had wrongly quoted in its report that Federations have demanded Degree qualification. He cited para 11.40.63 of the 7th CPC report and wanted DAC to take note of this for appropriate action.
5. W.r.t the points raised by Dr. Raghavaiah, the Offical Side clarified that all the factual position and historical background were brought before 7th CPC w.r.t the anomalies existing in respect of the pay structure of Technical supervisors.

6. Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary/AIRF took up the issue regarding upgradation of pay structure in respect of Accounts, and CMA cadre as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission and stated that there has been no action on implementing these recommendations.

7. As regards, AIRF's is Sue regarding upgradation of pay structure of various categories of Indian Railways, it was stated by Official Side that while approving the recommendations of 7th CPC, Ministry of Finance in its resolution dated 25.07.2016 decided to refer the recommendations of 7th CPC to upgrade the pay structure of thirteen categories in various Ministries including Accounts and CMA cadres of Indian Railways to DoP&T for taking a comprehensive view. In pursuance of the decision of Ministry of Finance the issue was referred to DoP&T enclosing all the communications made by Ministry of Railways with 7th CPC and implementation Cell in this regard. DoP&T after due consideration, in the first week of April 2017 returned these proposals stating that in terms of Transaction of Business Rule (TBR) the upgradation of pay structure is an issue coming under the domain of Department of Expenditure and accordingly advised to refer the issue to Department of Expenditure for taking a decision. The matter is under submission to Board for sending to Department of Expenditure. While acknowledging the 7th CPC recommendation and the Federation's demand in this case, the Official Side also pointed out that historical relatives across cadres have to be kept in mind.

8. The 28 point agenda given by NFIR was briefly taken up for discussion. The comments of the Nodal Directorate on these issues were shared to all the delegates in the meeting. It is observed that certain issue such as item no. 20 (Perfusionist in Railways) item no. 18 (Dietician in Railways) already stand resolved. However, point wise detailed discussion of the agenda was not taken up for study to enable the Federation to respond to these comments.

9. Before concluding, It was started by the Official Side that various anomalous issues and demands such as non-replacement of -1S Scale, ambiguity in 14.29% increase in pay fixation in the case of Running Staff category, Upgradation of pay structure of Railway Dressers, clarifications on FR (22) options and "bunching" increments, improvement in Technical Supervisors' and Group 'B'officers pay'scales have already been taken up with Ministry of Finance for redresial.

The meeting ended with a note of thanks to the Chair.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
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7th Pay Commission: Central government employees blame government for delay in higher allowances implementation

7th Pay Commission: Central government employees blame government for delay in higher allowances implementation

New Delhi: : A top most central government employees union leader on Friday said central government had been the villain in the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in respect of higher allowances and employees had every right to demand arrears on higher allowances.

"The government had delayed in the implementation of the higher allowances. It had failed to handle the financial situation of the employees, according to arrears on higher allowances should be paid," the leader said.

"Earlier the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had claimed it must implement after four months of the basic pay hike but it failed to come true," the leader added.

More than 18 to 19 months had passed since the 7th pay commission report was submitted and twelve months had elapsed since the union cabinet approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for salary hike of central government employees, but the Cabinet approved the recommendations on allowances on June 28 this year, which are being paid to the employees from July, 2017 without arrears.

The government has given higher basic pay in August 2016 with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance had referred to the 'Committee on Allowances' headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa had said in October 2016, "We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up."

But the government had gave extension to the committee up to February 22, 2017 on the pretext of demonetisation and the government said that the cash crunch was the reason behind the delay in announcing higher allowances.

The announcement of assembly elections in five states had also given an excuse for the government as it couldn’t announce pay hikes till the model code of conduct is in place up to March 8.
The government was using delaying tactics to save the government money to pay higher allowances without arrears from August 16.

The delayed implementation of allowances have saved the government nearly Rs 40,000 crore.
The delay in the implementation of allowances is chiefly because of the financial gains of the government, while financial condition of the government is very sound.

The delay in implementation of the higher allowances has caused tremendous irritation and frustration among employees and they also expressed their resentment over the the announcement of non payment of arrears on allowances.


Bonus amendment Act 2015 : Bonus Rate 8.33% of Salary of Bank Employees

Bonus for Bank Employees for the year 2016-17 as per Bonus amendment Act 2015 - Andhra Bank Circular
Andhra Bank
(A Govt. of India Undertaking)
Head Office
Circular No.168
Ref No.03/31
Date: 18.8.2017
Reg: Staff - Payment of Bonus - As per Bonus (Amendment), Act 2015. For the Year 2016-17.

Payment of Bonus Act was amended recently. As per the amended provisions the ceiling on salary and wage has been increased from Rs.10000/- to Rs.21000/- per month. As such, employees whose salary/wage does not exceed Rs.21000/- per month are now eligible for bonus.

It has been decided to pay Bonus at the rate of 8.33% of salary to all the eligible employees for the period 01.04.2016 to 31.03.2017.

Salary for this purpose includes 1) Basic pay (including FPP & PQP) 2) Special Pay 3) Dearness Allowance

4) Special Allowance with DA only.
All the branches / offices may note to disburse the Bonus to all the eligible employees as per the procedure given here under:

Tentative list of eligible employees together with Bonus Calculation as per the data extracted from HRMS shall be provided to all Zones.

Zonal Offices should get the data verified and confirm the correctness of eligibility and amount of Bonus paid and payable.

For any modifications required to be undertaken in the list, Zonal Office should submit the details to HO with suitable justification

On receipt of the "Branch-wise difference and addition of Bonus payable details - as per the format given in Annexure-IV" from the Zonal offices, the Bonus Amount will be credited to the "Cheque Proceeds Account" of the Zonal Office for onward distribution to branches.

Branches should enter details of Bonus paid in the Bonus Register for verification by the Labour Department Officials.

The entire exercise of verification of calculation and Payment of Bonus to eligible employees should be completed by 25.09.2017.

For the information of our branches/offices, the important guidelines and illustrations are given in Annexure-I, II and III

All the salary disbursing authorities are advised to go through the contents of this circular carefully and adhere to the stipulations mentioned without any deviation.
General Manager (HR)
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