Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Proposed Pay Structure in the Final Memorandum of NC JCM to 7th CPC

Proposed Pay Structure in the Final Memorandum of NC JCM to 7th CPC

National Council JCM , Staff Side has finalised its Memorandum to be submitted to 7th Pay Commission and it has been posted in its website NCJCMstaffside.com for all central government employees. The Full Final Memorandum consists 98 pages and the download link is provided below this post

Chapter —VII
Proposed Pay Structure and Rate of Increment

In the preceding chapters we have dealt with the various principles of pay determination as was enunciated by the successive Pay Commissions. The 6 CPC introduced the new concept of Pay Band and Grade Pay. We are not able to comprehend any logical methodology having been adopted by the 6th CPC in constructing the Pay Band and Grade Pay. In the ultimate analysis, we found that there had been no uniform multiplication factor. It varied from 2.2 time to 3. The changes effected by the Government while implementing the recommendations of the 6th cpc further compounded the confusion and making t more irrational and arbitrary. The 6 cPC in their report stated that they have upgraded certain pay scales having appreciated the contention made by the employees organizations. They merged certain other pay scales in an effort to delayering the functions. But the new pay that emerged from such upgradation/merger was not equivalent to the higher pay scales in the said group. For instance, the erstwhile pay scales of Rs.5000-8000, 5500-9000 and 6500-10500 were merged. The multiplication factor for pay band construction was 1.86 times of the minimum. Therefore the pay band for the pre merged pay scales was determined to begin at Rs.9300/-. Having merged, the pay band must have begun at 12,090/-, i.e. 1.86 times of 6500/- in which the other pay scales were merged.

7.2 The manner in which the Grade pay was devised is also questionable. At the lower level the Grade Pay progresses @ Rs.100/- ,i.e. 1800, 1900, 2000, etc. The pay in the Band + Grade Pay at the entry level is 5200 + 1800 = 7000. An employee is entitled for 3% increment every year. He gets a financial benefit of Rs. 210 every year on account an increment whereas on promotion his grade pay gets increased by just Rs.100/. only. The Grade Pay was devised at 40% of the maximum of the pre revised time scale of pay. The maximum of any time scale of pay will depend upon the rate of increment and the span of the scale of pay. The ratio between the minimum and the maximum of all pay scales was not uniform, rather it could not be uniform. Therefore, prescribing Grade Pay as a percentage of such variable maximum, in our opinion, was erroneous. Normally fitment benefit represent the gap between pre revised minimum and the revised minimum. The 6th CPC recommendation of Grade Pay did not serve this purpose also. Having been expressed in absolute quantum amount it gave varied benefit in different pay bands as also at different stages in the same pay bands.

7.3 The Grade Pay system brought about various anomalies, which were raised at the NAC but found no resolution despite discussions on several occasions in the last 6 years. We are of the firm view that the 7” CPC should revert to the Pay Scale System which has been time tested. We have constructed the pay scales maintaining the relativities with the time scale of pay suggested by both 5’ and 6th cPC•

7.4 While constructing the pay scales we have taken the rate of increments at 5% instead of 3% presently available. We have done so on the ground that most of the PSUs including the banking industries provide the incremental rate at 5% and over a period of time it raises the salary level of the personnel. We therefore request that the 7th CPC may recommend the rate of annual increment at 5%. Incidentally we may also state that the uniform date of increment prescribed by the 6th CPC has encountered certain problems and anomalies. We, therefore, suggest that the 7th cpc may recommend, for administrative expediency, two specific dates as increment dates, Viz. 1st January and 1st  July. Those recruited/appointed/promoted during the period between l January and 30th June will have their increment date on 1stt January and those recruited/appointed/promoted between 1st July and 31st December will have it on 1st  July next year. This apart we request the Commission to specifically recommend that those who retire on 30th June or 31St December are granted one increment on the last day of their service.

7.5 We have also felt that a further reduction in the number of pay scales is needed. While constructing the pay scales we have removed those pay scales pertaining to Grade Pay of Rs.1900, 2400, 4600, 8700 and the scale of pay of Rs. 75500-80000. We are of the opinion that the instrument of Special Pay which was in operation earlier should be brought back to address the need of intermediary grades in certain organizations. The Associations and Federations representing the employees and officers of various departments and various categories will submit their memorandum indicating the pay scales to be assigned to the categories of the employees and officers they represent taking into account the nature of functions assigned to those categories separately.

7.6 Presently, functional promotion is made to the next hierarchical position whereas MACP promotion ¡s Grade Pay based, irrespective of the fact whether a particular Grade Pay exist in the hierarchy or not in the concerned department. Our suggestion to reduce the number of pay scales go a great extent to obviate the difficulty encountered due to the dual system of promotion.

7.7 We have constructed open- ended pay scales. This is to ensure that no employee stagnates without increment. The pay of the Secretary and the Cabinet Secretary has been kept as a fixed amount as has been the recommendation of the 6th CPC. In consonance with our view on the need for further de-layering, we have suggested only 14 Pay scales indicating in the table the minimum of each of them. The said 14 pay scales are given below:

In Table 7.2, the corresponding pay scales of the 6” CPC recommended Grade Pay are given for reference.

Table No. 7.1.

Proposed pay scale minimum.

Sl. No.Pay scale No.Present PBPB No.Grade PayProposed minimum of the pay scale.
2S-25200-20200PB 1200033000
3S-35200-20200PB 1280046000
4S-49300-34800PB 2420056000
5S-59300-34800PB 2480074000
6S-69300-34800PB 2540078000
7S-715600-39100PB 3540088000
8S-815600-39100PB 36600102000
9S-915600-39100PB 37600120000
10S-1037400-67000PB 48900148000
11S-1137400-67000PB 410000162000
13S-1380000( Fixed )Apex scale.0213000
14S-1490000 (Fixed)Cabinet Secy0240000

Table 7.2.

New Pay scale minimum

SL.No.   Grade pay of 6thCPC     Minimum of the  new pay scale
1          180026000
2 190031000
4   240041000
5   280046000
6 420056000
7  460066000
8    480074000
9   540078000
10 5400 in PB388000
11   6600102000
12     7600120000
13  8700139000
14  8900148000
15   10000162000
16   12000193000
17  75000-80000202000
18    80000 fixed213000
19 90000 fixed240000

Download :FULL-FINAL-Memorandum of NC JCM
Source : NC JCM Staffside.com

Press Release of AICPIN for May 2014 - 2 Points increased and stood at 244

 Press Release of AICPIN for May 2014 - 2 Points increased and stood at 244
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – May, 2014

No. 5/1/2014- CPI
DATED: the 30th June, 2014
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – May, 2014

The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2014 increased by 2 points and pegged at 244 (two hundred and forty four). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.83 per cent between April, 2014 and May, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.88 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 1.65 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Coconut Oil, Fish Fresh, Poultry, Milk, Onion, Vegetables & Fruits, Sugar, Cigarette, Electricity Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted to some extent by Petrol putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 7.02 per cent for May, 2014 as compared to 7.08 per cent for the previous month and 10.68 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 7.66 per cent against 7.76 per cent of the previous month and 13.24 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Coimbatore recorded the maximum increase of 9 points followed by Bhavnagar (7 points) and Amritsar, Mercara and Tiruchirapally (6 points each). Among others, 5 points rise was registered in 7 centres, 4 points in 11 centres, 3 points in 13 centres, 2 points in 11 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. On the contrary, a decline of 5 points was reported in Giridih, 4 points in Chhindwara, 3 points in 2 centres, 2 points in 1 centre and I point in 7 centres. Indices of remaining 9 centres observed no change.

The indices of 35 centres are above and other 41 centres are below national average. The index of Vishakhapathnam and Chandigarh is at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-1W for the month of June, 2014 will be released on Thursday, 31 July, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov. in.

Source: www.labourbureau.nic.in



Labour Bureau published the index of CPI-IW for May 2014 has increased by two points from the existing level and pegged at 244.

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100
CPI(IW) Base 2001=100 Monthly Index Letter – MAY 2014

JANUARY 2014 –  237
FEBRUARY 2014 –  238
MARCH 2014  - 239
APRIL 2014  -  242
MAY 2014  - 244

According the press release of AICPIN for the month of May 2014, the expected da from July 2014 is slightly go up to 106 (106.17).

Source : CGEN.in

Confederation writes for removal of limit of 3 spells for Child Care leave in a calender year

Confederation writes for removal of limit of 3 spells for Child Care leave in a calender year

1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi - 110001
Website : www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
Ref: Confd./GENL/2014
Dated - 30.06.2014
The Secretary (Personnel)
Department of Personnel & Training
Ministry of Personnel Public Greivances
North Block, New Delhi - 110001

Sub: - Child Care Leave for removal of limit of 3 spell in a calendar year - reg.
Ref: - DOPT OM No. 13018/6/2013-Estt (L) dated 05.06.2014

A kind reference is invited on the above cited OM. While we welcome the removal of earlier stipulation of child care leave for minimum period of 15 days at a time, it is requested now to dispense the limitation of three spells in a calendar year.

The condition spelled in the DOPT OM No. 13018/1/2010-Estt (Leave) dated 07.09.2010 limiting the grant of three spells in a calendar year now become a constraint to the less leave takers and needs a revision. It is quite beneficial both to the administration and staff to enhance the three spells limit to more or without limit. This will encourage the beneficiaries to utilize their CCL to the extent of optimal level.

Hence, it is requested to-remove the condition of limiting three spells in a calendar for availing child care leave in the backdrop of removal of 15 days condition for each spell.

Early response in this regard is highly solicited.

With profound regards,

Yours faithfully,
Secretary General
Source : www.confederationhq.blogspot.in

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