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Monday, August 31, 2015

EXPECTED DA FROM JANUARY 2016-AICPIN JULY RELEASED

No. 5/1/2015- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED : 3lst August, 2015

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-1W) - July, 2015

The All-India CPHW for July, 2015 increased by 2 points and pegged at 263 (two hundred and , sixty three). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.77 per cent between June, 2015 and July, 2015 when compared with the increase of (+) 2.44 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Housing group contributing (+) 1.33 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Mustard Oil, Onion, Garlic, Tomato, Gourd, Electricity Charges, etc. are reSponsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted by Rice, Wheat, Coconut Oil, Coconut, Lemon, Sugar, Primary Secondary School Books, Petrol, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-1W stood at 4.37 per cent for July, 2015 as compared to 6.10 per cent for the previous month and 7.23 per cent during the correSponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 3.21 per cent against 6.67 per cent of the previous month and 8.11 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Haldia reported the highest increase of 19 points followed by Jamshedpur (15 points) and Bhilai (8 points). Among others, 6 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 5 points in 6 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 9 centres. On the contrary, Quilon centre recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points. Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 2 centres, 2 points in 4 centres, and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 11 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 34 centres are above All India Index and other 43 centres’ indices are below national ”average. The index of Vishakhapathnam is at par with All-India index.

The next index of CPI-1W for the month of August, 2015 will be released on Wednesday, 30th September, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website www. labourbureau. gov. in.

(S.S. NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Source:http://labourbureau.nic.in/CPI_IW_Press_Release_July15_EH.pdf


7th CPC Report Delay-Confederation

Comrades,

1) The 7th CPC had issued following statement in July 2015 in its websitehttp://7cpc.india.gov.in/ .
“Further to the memoranda received from a variety of Organisations, Federations, Groups representing civil employees in the Government of India as also from the Defence Services, the Commission has had fruitful and wide ranging discussions on relevant issues with all stakeholders. Such interactions have now been concluded. Valuable inputs have been received and the work of compilation and finalization of the report is underway, so that the Commission completes its task in the time frame given to it. Accordingly, any future requests for meeting with the Commission will not be entertained.”

This shows clearly that the 7th CPC wanted to present its report on 28th August 2015 itself with no extension of time.   

2) On August 7, 2015 National Council (Staff Side) Secretary Comrade  Shiva Gopal Mishraji met the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission, Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur and Secretary, Mrs. Meena Agarwal.  It was assumed that the report of the VII CPC, as was promised for 28th August this year, may be delayed by one month.

 This shows that the 7th CPC was delayed only by few days or maximum one month.


3) Many news papers including Danik Bhaskar had reported that the 7th CPC will be submitting its report in September 2015 itself.

4) The 7th CPC chairman had informed in a PTI interview Justice Ashok Kumar Mathurji had stated that “The Commission will submit its report by the end of September,” source: CLICK HERE

5) The Hon’able Finance Minister had informed the parliament  that the provisions for implementation for 7th CPC is made from Jan 2016 onwards and budget provisions are also made for the current year and next year. which says the salary outgo of central government employees will go up by 9.56 per cent to Rs 1,00,619 crore in current fiscal. The pace will increase further in 2016-17 at 15.79 per cent to Rs 1.16 lakh crore with the likely implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award, the outgo towards salary will further rise in 2017-18 to over Rs 1.28 lakh crore.


6) The 7th Pay Commission has asked for a two month extension from the government.  That the Commission is hoping that the government would take a call on One Rank One Pension, so they could modulate their own formulation in terms of pay revision. The Commission is also expected to take a call on lateral entry and performance based pay. Source: NDTV News and Hindustan times. CLICK HERE and  CLICK HERE

 One more reason for delay in the submission of the 7th CPC is likely due to rise in prices of few essential commodities which is due to deficit rainfall .

7) Now four month extension of term of 7th Central Pay Commission is made the Union Cabinet chaired by the Hon'able Prime Minister, gave its approval for the extension of the term of the 7th Central Pay Commission by four months up to 31.12.2015.

8) Now the delay in submission of report and its implementation will be there and actual benefit of 7th CPC will occur only from July 2016. As Government will constitute its own committee to study the implementation of the 7th CPC report and issuing orders.    

9) Now larger questions are raised by this extension of term of the 7th CPC by four months by the Central Government  as follows.
a)  When will the 7th CPC will submit its report? Now it is clear that the report will be submitted only in December 2015 only, if the 7th CPC feels that the assigned work has been completed it can submit its report any time, its only upto the 7th CPC and the Central Government. As a employee we should put pressure on them.

b) Is the 7th CPC extension so required, from the beginning the 7th CPC was against the extension of time, even at last stages the it had thought of one month extension only. Suddenly four months delay in submission of report has raised so many questions and the 7th CPC can submit an interim report.

c)   If DA merger would have taken place in 2014, the Central Government employees would have got a benefit of more than 20% wage hike.    

d)  Now the delay in submission of 7th CPC report is there, we should immediately demand the interim relief to the Central Government employees and merger of DA with effect from 2014.
We sincerely hope the 7th CPC report will be submitted at the earliest and the Central Government will implement the report at the earliest, so that the aspiration of the  Central Government employees are taken care by the Central Government. While doing so the right wages are to be calculated by the 7thCPC.  

Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)

General Secretary

Source:http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/

Make the 2nd September 2015 All India Strike a historic success.

Dear Comrades,

                We have placed on our website the synopsis of the discussion the leaders of the Central Trade Unions had with the Group of Ministers on the 12 point charter of demands. The Central Trade Unions evaluated the Government’s response to the strike call and have come to the conclusion that in the absence of any tangible result, the strike action must take place.  The only issue on which there had been a concrete proposal from the Government was on the question of raising the bonus ceiling.  In fact such an assurance has been given by the earlier Government also.  Due to the pressure exerted by the employing class, the said assurance could not be translated into reality.  To have the assurance to be put into practice, the Bonus Act has to be amended and that is possible only in the next session of the parliament.  In other words, if one is to believe the assurance held out by the Government on the question of raising the ceiling for bonus computation, it can only have prospective effect i.e. for the next year 2016.  We firmly believe that the corporate would not allow the present government to give effect to this assurance.  The acrimonious ceiling on bonus while allowing unlimited extraction of profit for the companies is to be fought out through bitter struggles.

                There had been no word from the Government on the question of rolling back its proposals on the labour reforms. The proposed labour reforms will hurt the working class most.  The regularization of contract workers, payment of minimum wage, ensuring statutory Pension benefit, the registration or recognition of trade unions within a stipulated time limit to enable the workers to have the right to collective bargaining, the non implementation of the agreements reached at the various tripartite Labour conferences were some of the significant issues on which the working class sought settlement. Introduction of 100% FDI in Railways, 49% in Defence, corporatisation & privatisation of government entities, end for contract/casual temporary employment also met with stoic silence or rejection.  The Group of Ministers has successfully eluded the issues. The BMS unions have declared that they would withdraw from the strike action.  Their decision being political based is understandable, but is difficult to appreciate. We can only hope against hope that they would realize the reality of the situation in the days to come and become part of the joint struggles very soon.

                The 7th CPC has sought further time to submit its report.  They are now likely to submit their report by 31st December, 2015.  Given the way the commission had acted on this vital issue, we are not certain of it.  It is on the specious plea that they would be submitting their report within the stipulated time, they had rejected our demand for interim relief.  They ought to have submitted an interim report to the Government before seeking further time on the memorandum submitted by the Staff Side on merger of DA and Interim relief.  Even if the report is submitted say by 31st December, 2015,  which we feel is unlikely, the Government is bound to take another six months to take a view on the Commission’s recommendations.   It is incumbent upon the National JCA to meet immediately and take appropriate decision in the light of the unexpected step taken by the Commission in seeking further time to submit its report.  They must go ahead with the decision to go on strike from 23rd November, 2015 demanding the Commission to submit urgently an interim report on merger of DA and Interim relief.

                There had been no positive steps taken by the government to revive the functioning of the JCM at National or Departmental levels.  There appears to be no intention on their part to cause discussion on our charter of demands.   In this background we must revitalize and rejuvenate the functioning of our   Organizations at all levels.  We have received excellent reports of the strike preparation from all over the country.

DO EVERYTHING NEEDED TO MAKE THE 2ND SEPTEMBER, STRIKE A STUPENDOUS SUCCESS.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,


M.Krishnan
Secretary General

Date and Time of 27th meeting of the SCOVA-DOPT

F.No.42/07/2015-P&PVV(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 28th Aug, 2015

To

All the Pensioners Associations included in SCOVA vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

Subject : Date and Time of 27th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP) to be held in New Delhi.

- Intimation regarding DATE and TIME

Sir/Madam,

In continuation to this Department’s Resolution dated 25.08.2015 regarding reconstitution of SCOVA and OM No 42/07/2015-P&PW(G) dated 25.08.2015 for holding 27th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP), the date and time of the meeting is indicated below:

Date:- 29th September,2015,Tuesday.

Time:- 11.00 AM.

2. The Venue of the meeting will soon be intimated. Because of the constraint of space, only one representative may attend the above said meeting. It is requested that the name of the member nominated for the meeting may kindly be sent to the undersigned.

3. Only one outstation member will be paid TA/DA and local members will be paid conveyance charges in accordance with the rules/instructions. outstation members will be paid TA/DA as per their last entitlement on retirement. However, for journey above 1000 kms, TA/DA to Non-official members will be regulated as per this Department’s OM no.42/11/2014- P&PW(G) dated 19.05.2014.Therefore, members are requested to bring copy of PPO for determining the entitlement of TA/DA claims.

4. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Telephone : 24635979
Telefax: 24644637
Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/SCOVA_280815.pdf

Entitled members of family and dependent relatives on Privilege Pass issued to widows appointed on compassionate grounds.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(W) 2015/PS 5-2/4/Misc.
New Delhi, dated 25.08.2015
General Manager (P)
Northern Raitway
New Delhi.

Sub: Entitled members of family and dependent relatives on Privilege Pass issued to widows appointed on compassionate grounds.

Ref: Northern Railways letter No.89/P/Privilege Pass Policy/Pass/14 dt. 08.07.2015.

With reference to NR’s fetter cited under reference, it is clarified that if a widow appointed on compassionate grounds exercises the option to avail pass facilities as a Railway servant, she is entitled to Privilege Pass/PTOS alongwith her family members and dependent relatives in her capacity as railway servant. She is also permitted to include her widow mother-in~law in the pass in terms of Advance Correction Slip No.37 to the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition-1993) issued vide Board’s letter No.E(W) 2001 PS5-1/3 dated 24.09.2001.

2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Dte. of the Ministry of Railways.


sd/-
(Debasis Mazumdar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board


Source:http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/E%28W%29/2015/Pass_Widows_250815.pdf



Result of Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2014

The following are the lists, in order of merit, in respect of 262 (*220 + ^42)  candidates  who have finally qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2014 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the (i)  *Officers Training Academy, Chennai,  for 102nd  Short Service Commission Course (for Men) and (ii) ^Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 16th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course,  commencing in October, 2015.  The list of 102nd Short Service Commission Course (for Men) also includes the names of the candidates who were recommended earlier on the basis of the result of the same examination for admission to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force Academy,  Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course(s).

The number of vacancies as intimated by the Government, for (i) 102nd   Short Service Commission Course (for Men) is 175 and for (ii) 16th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course is 12.

The results of Medical Examination of candidates have not been taken into account in preparing the merit list.  The candidature of all the candidates is Provisional.  Verification of Date of Birth and Educational Qualification of these Candidates will be done by Army Head Quarter.

Candidates can also obtain information regarding results by accessing to UPSC website http://www.upsc.gov.in.  However, marks of the candidates will be available within 15 days from the date of declaration of final results on Commission’s website for 60 days.

Union Public Service Commission has a Facilitation Counter near Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their examination on working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or over telephone No. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543. Candidates can also obtain information regarding result by accessing to UPSC Website http.//www.upsc.gov.in.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

ALL INDIA STRIKE ON SEP 2-CONFEDERATION NEWS

FLASH NEWS
28t h August 2015
COUNTRYWIDE GENERAL STRIKE ON 2ND SEPTEMBER STANDS
CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS REASSERT THE CALL FOR UNITED ACTION
MARCH AHEAD UNITEDLY, MAKE THE COUNTRYWIDE GENERAL STRIKE ON 2ND SEPTEMBER A MASSIVE SUCCESS

After two rounds of discussion between the Group of Ministers and the central trade unions on the 12-point charter of demands of the trade unions held on 26th and 27th August 2015, the GoM headed by Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley sent an appeal through the press release dated 27-08-2015 (Press Information Bureau) after 10 pm urging upon the trade unions to reconsider the call for countrywide general strike on 2nd September 2015 claiming that the Govt has given concrete assurance to consider most of the demands  of the trade unions and that the trade unions agreed to consider the Govt’s proposals. Similar appeal was also made in the meeting of 27th August.  Both the claims of the Govt are totally incorrect.  

To put the facts straight, the joint platform of central trade unions have been pursuing with successive governments at the centre with their basic demands since 2009 and observed three rounds of countrywide general strike since 2010, the last being for two days in February 2013. In the two rounds of meeting between the CTUOs and the Group of Minister, nothing transpired in concrete terms except vague statements by the ministers on steps to be taken or being taken on some of the issues, that too not in the right direction.

The Govt’s press release mentioned, inter alia, certain issues in support of their unfounded claim.
1.    The Govt stated about “appropriate legislation for making formula based minimum wages mandatory and applicable” for all. But despite concrete pointers made by the trade unions that such formula should be what has already been unanimously  recommended by the 44th Indian Labour Conference in 2012 and again reiterated by 46th Indian Labour Conference in July 2015 in which the Govt of India is also a party,  the Ministers did not give any concrete commitment on the same. In fact said formulae recommended by 44th ILC in 2012 and reiterated by 46th ILC in July 2015, makes minimum wage around Rs 20000/- at 2014 price level and the Trade Unions demanded only Rs 15,000/. The Ministers’ vague formulation does not ensure even half of that. Is such a position worth consideration?  

2.    On contract workers, the Govt assured that they will be guaranteed minimum wages. What is there to assure except spreading deliberate confusion?  Existing laws of the land lawfully ensures payment of minimum wages to contract workers. The Govt’s statement regarding “sector specific minimum wages for the contract workers” also does not make any sense. The trade unions demanded “same wages and other benefits as regular workers in the concerned industry/establishment to be paid to contract workers.” The 43rd Indian Labour Conference held in 2011 recommended the same and 46th ILC unanimously reiterated the same in 2015, in which, again, the present Govt is a party. How could they deny the unanimous recommendation of the highest tripartite forum in the country like Indian Labour Conference?

3.    The steps taken by the Govt on Labour Law amendments, are meticulously designed to throw out more than 70% of the workers on industries and other establishments from the purview and coverage of almost all basic labour laws and also to eliminate almost all components/provisions of rights and protections of the workers. This was supplemented by more aggressive steps already taken by a good number of state governments to already amend the labour laws in the similar lines. On this issue, the Govt stated only that they will hold tripartite consultation before taking such steps.  The trade unions demanded scrapping of such proposals by the central govt and also not to give assents (through President) to the unilateral amendments made by the state governments. Even in all the tripartite consultations held on some of the proposals of the Govt, the trade unions’ unanimous suggestions has been ignored by the Govt in favour of loud supportive applauds of the employers. Once these retrograde changes in labour laws totally dismantling the rights and protection measures for the workers and also throwing more that 70% of the workers out of the purview of labour laws are enacted, thereby rendering the almost entire working people a right-less entity in their workplace, what would ensure even payment of minimum wage and other social security benefits for them, even if those provisions are improved ?  Can any trade union, worth its name accept such a machination designed to impose conditions of virtual slavery on the working people ?

4.    Despite repeated insistence by all the trade unions, the Govt refused to concede to the demand for recognizing  the Scheme workers, viz., Anganwadi, Mid-day meal, ASHA, Para-teachers and others as “worker” with attendant rights of statutory minimum wages and other benefits in gross violation of the unanimous recommendation of the 45th Indian Labour Conference in 2013, reiterated again by the 46th ILC  in 2015. These workers and all the schemes have been put to further crisis threatening their existance owing to drastic cut in budgetary allocations for those schemes. In such a situation, does the assurance of the Govt to “extend social security measures” and “working out ways” for the same carry any meaning?

5.    On bonus issue, the Govt has assured to revise the eligibility and calculation ceiling to Rs 21000/- and Rs 7000/- respectively from existing Rs 10000/- and Rs 3500/-. Trade Unions’ demand has been that since there is no ceiling on profit, all ceilings in the Payment of Bonus Act should be removed altogether. Trade unions also demanded substantial upward revision of the formula for gratuity calculation and remove the ceiling on gratuity payment. The Govt has negated the demands.

6.    On price rise situation, claim of the Govt that it has gone down does not match with ground reality in respect of commodities for daily necessities of the common people. The demands of the trade unions for putting a ban on speculation/forward trading in essential commodities and services along with universalisation of public distribution system throughout the country have been totally ignored.

7.    Trade Unions demanded stoppage of disinvestment in public sector undertakings playing crucial and supportive role in advancement of the national economy. Govt totally ignored the same, rather has been going on aggressively in disinvestment route  in all the major PSUs much to the detriment of the interest of the country’s economy.  On the demands for stoppage of further FDI in defence, railways and financial sector, the stance of the Govt is continuing to be a total denial. Rather, the Govt has been aggressively pursuing deregulation and privatization in strategic sectors like electricity, Port & Docks, Airports etc in a big way.

There are other issues as well, statement of Govt continued to be totally vague and their claim is unfounded. How can anybody, rather any trade union worth its name can consider above stands taken by the Govt on vital demands of the workers as a positive development and move out from the programme of united strike action ?

Therefore, there is absolutely no reason for reconsidering the decisions of the Central Trade Unions for countrywide general strike on 2nd September 2015. Rather, the situation demands that there should be no vascillation in carrying forward the call for general strike on 2nd September 2015 throughout the country in all sectors of the economy with firm determination.

The Central Trade Unions appeal to all working people irrespective of affiliations to make the call for countrywide general strike against the anti-worker, anti-people policies of Govt a massive success.
                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                          Tapan Sen
                                                                                                                                                          General Secretary CITU

Exemption of Railway employees appointed on or after 01/01/2004 from the application of National Pension System(NPS)

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD,NEW DELHI-11O055

Affiliated to :
IndianNationalTradeUnionCongress(INTUC)
InternationalTransportWorkers'Federation(lTF)

No. IVA{PS/PFRDABILL
Dated:26/08/2015



The MemberStaff,
RailwayBoard,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Exemption of Railway employees appointed on or after 01/01/2004 from the application of National Pension System(NPS)- reg.

Ref: (i) MS’s do. no. 2012/F(E)III/1/4Pt. dated 04/03/2015 addressed to the Secretary, DoP&T, North Block, New Delhi.
(ii) Adviser, MoF (Department of Financial Services) New Delhi do. no. 08-01/2014-PR dated 15/05/2015.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. 2015/E(LR)II/ 13/3 dated 28/07/2015.

Kind attention is invited to the meeting held by the Federations with the Board (MS) on 20th July 2015 on 6 important issues raised by the Federations in their joint representations dated 19th May & 07th July 2015. Also attention is invited to the record note of discussions held on 20th July 2015 vide item no. 2 - “Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme-Hon’ble Minister for Railways sent proposal to Finance Minister on 29th March 2014 and thereafter the Railway Board has sent reminder to the MoF.”

In the meeting held on 2oth July 2015, the Railway Board (MS) has made available to the NFIR a copy of reply dated 15th May 2015 received from the department of financial services and suggested that the Federations may study the same and get back. However, on perusal of the contents of reply sent by the Adviser, MoF, the Federation felt disappointed that the points brought out by Hon’ble MR through his D.O. letter dated 29th March, 2014 have not been given weightage by the Finance Ministry. In this connection, NFIR places below vital points which require reconsideration for reviewing the case by the Government of India:-

Indian Railways is the complex transportation system fully owned by the Government.
The Indian Railways plays crucial role in economic growth of the country, ensuring transportation of various commodities including food-grains, perishables besides eco-friendly transportation of passengers. The services provided by Indian Railways also include rapid movement of army and the para-military forces from one comer to another in the times of crises and when the security of the country is at stake.
The role of Indian Railways thuscannot be underestimated under any circumstances.

2. The New Pension System (NPS) introduced by the Government of India has not been made applicable to the following services/states:-

(a) Personnel in Armed Forces,
(b) Personnel working in para-military establishments,
(c) West Bengal, Kerala & Tripura States.

3. As stated by the Ministry of Finance in its reply, the Government has been able to extend the “benefit of gratuity, invalid pension, family pension, disability pension and extra-ordinary pension on par with the liberalized pension scheme only provisionally”, itself establishes that prima-facie the demand of the Federation seeking coverage of Liberalized Pension Scheme to the Railway employees appointed on or after 01/01/2004 is genuine and merits consideration.

It is worth-mentioning that though the Indian Army fights war once in decades, the Railway employees face war situations in their day-to-day working viz derailment, accidents, breaches, bandhs, civil disobedience movements, inclement weather conditions etc., and always provide backup support in maintaining supply line. In support, Federation desires to cite following extracts from the report of “The. Railway Safety Review Committee 1998” - Part-I headed by Justice HR Khanna, Retired Supreme Court Judge:-
“During the colonial period, the Railways was conceived and operated as an auxiliary wing of the Army, primarily because it provided the transport muscle that enabled rapid movement of troops across the Indian sub-continent. There was, however, another less visible but important reason for the close linkage with the Army. The colonizers realized that the Railways, by virtue of its complex nature, required a high degree of discipline and efficiency to be able to perform its role as the prime transport mode. This, in turn, meant a system of working more closely allied to the ArmedForces than the sometimes lax civilian forms. Thus historically, Indian Railways (IR) has functioned differently from other Government Institutions.”

In the report, the Justice Khanna had further stated that it is not only unrealistic but also dangerous to treat the Railways and its problems on par with other Government departments which has unfortunately been the case with the Indian Railways post independence.

4. Apart from above, Federation desires to mention that the working of the Indian Railways is quite unique in its nature and distinctive in character. A lot of challenges are required to be faced to make the railway system safe, reliable, efficient and capable of fulfilling the needs of not only of public through transportation of passengers and other products like Iron ore, fertilizers, minerals, food-grains etc., but also ensuring security of the country by reaching the Nation’s borders. During the course of performance of duties a number of Railway employees lose their lives and also sustains injuries like Military and para-military forces. The report submitted by the High Level Safety Review Committee, comprising of Technocrats and Specialists in the field led by eminent scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar had highlighted following figures in respect of railway employees Vis-a-vis passengers/general public killed and injured during the year 2007/08 to 2011:-

                                 Killed                    Injured
(a) Railway employees 1600                   8700
(b) Passenger/Public 1019                    2110
(c) Unmanned Level crossing 723                     690

The above position is sufficient to prove that the working of Railway staff cannot be treated as less arduous than the Military and Para-military personnel and there is need that Railway employees joined in service on or after 01/01/2004 are exempted from the application of New Pension Scheme, presently called National Pension System and they should continued to be governed by the Liberalized Pension Scheme (called as Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993) or Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1993.

5. The uniqueness of Indian Railways and the crucial role played by the Railway employees in providing uninterrupted services for 24 hours a day throughout the year can be gauged from the following factors which cannot be ignored under any circumstances:-
hazards induced by job environments, working conditions and capital health which are totally uncommon. These conditions prevail only in Armed Forces,
Rigorous medical standards, periodic updating of skills, workforce to prepare itself to match with changed technological up-gradation-Unique to Railways.
Railway employees job profile have built in integration of performance-cum-safety, execution-cum-self certification besides extended duty hours demanded by critical operational regime,
Like Armed Forces, the Railway employees are expected to remain at their Headquarters/ Stations even while availing periodic rest and they should report to duty in exigency or emergency and in the event of any untoward eventuality. Without prior permission they cannot leave Headquarters even during Rest Day. This system is not prevailing in any other Central Government Organization,
Even when ‘they avail leave, they are expected to give the ‘address on leave’ facilitating the Railway management to summon them to take up duty at a short notice. This is akin to that of Armed Forces.
Railway employees are expected to rise to the occasion in the event of any crisis like accidents, floods, sabotage etc., voluntarily even while on leave and assist the system.
The above provisions are in-built in various Rules laid down by the Railways.

5.1 The uniqueness in duties performed by the Railway employees are unmatched & second to none, is that the employee has to continue on duty and to wait for his reliever to take charge and he is not expected to leave the post although duty hours are completed unless and until his reliever reports and takes charge, e.g. Train Controller, Station Master, Electric Signal Maintainer, Technical staff, Loco Pilots, Guards, Points Men, Technical Supervisors etc. Thus their nature of duties is similar to that of defence personnel.

5.2 The Railway employees are exposed to risks in the course of performance of their duties as listed below:-

While performing duties whether running the trains, maintaining Tracks/S&T assets and attending to under-gears of the rolling stock (the staff sneak in between two rails, for maintenance purpose for ensuring train formations fit to run).

Continuously working under open Sky, in remote/jungle areas facing inclement weather conditions, susceptible to air pollution and high decibel noise which are unique so far as hazardous working conditions faced by vast majority of railway employees similar to the conditions faced by army personnel during conflicts with enemy.

Vast majority of Railway employees work at remote places, jungle areas and road side stations where amenities and living conditions do not exist - this is similar to that of Defence forces,
Nature of Railwaymen’s working is against cultural harmony, biological clock i.e. round the clock working in shifts, continuous night duties resulting into irregular living like that of military/para-military personnel.

Railway employees are exposed to attacks by anti-social elements in the course of performing duties similar to the situations faced by para-military staff,

Railway employees are liable for criminal prosecution in case if accidents as their duties are connected with the movement of trains round the clock with high degree of,safety standards while ensuring punctuality - a peculiar situation which is not faced by the staff of any other Ministry/Department of Central Government,

The duties of Railway employees are strenuous as Indian Railways is an operational transportation network. Continuous stress and strain in the course of performing duties has been resulting in health hazards like Hyper-tension, diabetes, Ulcer, Cardiac problems leading to premature deaths, medical invalidation at a scale larger than Armed/para-military forces. It is reported that the number of deaths while on duty or in service or on leave/sick is nearly 10000 per annum. This alarming number of deaths is due to various difficult and unbearable working conditions.

Rail work force are expected to possess quick reflexes like that of armed forces for ensuring safe and efficient train operations.

The dedicated and devoted services of Railway employees is a real contributing factor for running this important transportation system efficiently without dislocation. The earnings generated by the Indian Railways due to continued efficient services of employees of all categories have not only resulted in substantial improvement of this massive transportation system but also made I.R., to meet the expenditure towards staff wages, allowances, pension liabilities etc., without depending upon Central Government, thus proved capable to absorb these commitments from its own resources.

The country as well as the Indian Railways should feel proud of its work force which has been working relentlessly for providing satisfactory services to the Customer. Healthy Industrial Relations have been built by pursuing mutual trust and co-operation among the staff of all categories as well as the management during the last 40 years. Not a single man-day has been lost on employees’ account during the last four decades period in the Railways due to disciplined
work culture inbuilt among the employees.

The New Pension Scheme has unfortunately resulted into disappointment and frustration among railway employees. This issue needs to be addressed for ensuring equal justice to all employees irrespective of their date of appointment whether they are pre 01/01/2004 or post 01/01/2004. Withdrawal of New Pension Scheme in Railways would contribute for preserving healthy industrial relations and contribute for improved efficiency and best operating ratio.

NF IR, therefore, requests the Railway Ministry (MS) to kindly impress upon the Finance, Ministry, DoPT and DPPW the need to take action for exempting Railway employees from National Pension System (NPS). Hon’ble MR may also be apprised of the communication sent by his predecessor to the then Finance Minister seeking exemption for Railway employees from NPS to facilitate his intervention early.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Revision of pensions of pre-2006 pensioners.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKHAJI CAMA PLACE
NEW DELHI-110056
PHONES :26174598.26174456.26174438

CPA0/Tech/Pre-2005 Revision/2015-16/11
25.08.2015

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Revision of pensions of pre-2006 pensioners.

Attention is invited to DP&PW OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated-30.07.2015 on the above subject (copy enclosed) in which it has been decided to grant the benefit of revision of pension of those pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f 01.01.2006 who are entitled to get the benefit of revised pension w.e.f. 24.09.2012 as per DP&PW O.M. ofeven No. Dated-28.01.2013.

As per record available with CPAO, 71,515 pensioners/family pensioners are entitled to get the benefit of revised pension from 01.01.2006. These cases have been categorized as follows:-

i) 15, 466 cases which have not been revised so far to be revised by ministries / Departments after checking their records.

ii) 26,893 cases have been revised after due process by Head of Office -> PAD-> CPAO and CPAO has full required data of these cases for which a consolidated amendment authority in batches is being separately sent from CPAO to CPPCs for effecting pension revision w.e.f.01.01.2006 and FAQs will be informed accordingly.

iii) 29,156 cases which have already been revised w.e.f. 24.09.2012 but HOO/PAO's checking of information is required for sending revision special seal authority (SSA) to CPAO after following usual process i.e. Head of Office -> PAO->CPAO.

All Heads of the Departments/ Heads of the Offices and Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs/AGs/Administrator of UTs are requested to finalize the cases mentioned at category No. (i) & (iii) above at the earliest and send the revised Special Authorities through PAOs to CPAO for arranging the payment of arrears. They may also check their records for any additional cases requiring revision. The Ministry-wise/Department-wise details of outstanding cases as (i) & (iii) above have been made available on CPAO's website which can be downloaded by using PAO login.

(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts


Source: cpao

Seventh pay panel gets time till December to submit report

New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission's term on Wednesday was extended by four months till December 31 to give its recommendations on revising emoluments for nearly 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.

The Commission, whose recommendations may also have a bearing on the salaries of the state government staff, was given more time by the Union Cabinet just a day before its original 18-month term was coming to an end.

The Commission, headed by Justice AK Mathur, was appointed by the previous UPA government in February 2014, and its recommendations are scheduled to take effect from January 1, 2016.
"The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave its approval for the extension of the term of the 7th Central Pay Commission by four months up to December 31, 2015," an official statement said.

In view of its volume of work and intensive stakeholders' consultations, the Pay Commission had made a request to the government for a four-month extension up to December 31, it added.
The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications.

As part of the exercise, the Commission holds discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as Defence services.
The other members of the commission are Vivek Rae, a retired IAS officer of 1978 batch, and Rathin Roy, an economist. Meena Agarwal is Secretary of the Commission.

The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006, the fifth from January 1, 1996 and the fourth from January 1, 1986.

Source:http://www.ibnlive.com/news/politics/seventh-pay-panel-gets-time-till-december-to-submit-report-1052152.html

Friday, August 28, 2015

Inter Ministerial Committee Holds Wider Consultations with Trade Unions on Charter of Demands Appeals to Reconsider Proposed Call for Strike in View of Discussions

The Second meeting of Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) continued discussion on 12 Demands Charter of Trade Unions  for the second day here today in continuation of discussions held yesterday.

   The Committee comprises Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, MoS(IC) Labour and Employment, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, MOS(IC) Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Jitendra  Singh, MoS DOPT, and Shri Piyush Goel, MoS (IC),Power. During the discussions Trade Unions expressed concern and asked for clarifications on their demands. Addressing their concerns and expectations, the Finance Minister explained policies on which the Government is working and assured that the Government is committed to welfare of labour.  Underlining the importance of role of Trade Unions,  Shri Jaitely  assured the Central Trade Unions that  all labour laws reforms will be done with due discussions and tripartite consultations.

In view of the discussions held in conducive and cordial atmosphere, the IMC appealed to Trade Unions to reconsider the proposed call for strike on 2nd September, 2015.The Trade Unions  have agreed to consider the appeal.

In view of the suggestions given by Central Trade Unions in the meetings held on 19th July, 26th August and 27th August, 2015, the Government assured the following :

1.       Appropriate legislation for making formula based minimum wages mandatory and applicable to all employees across the country.

2.       For the purposes of bonus the wage eligibility limit and calculation ceiling would be appropriately revised. Earlier in 2006-07 the calculation ceiling was decided at Rs.3500/- and eligibility limit was wage of Rs.10,000/- per month which is proposed to be revised to Rs.7,000 and Rs.21,000 respectively.

3.       The Government is expanding the coverage of social security and working out ways to include construction workers, Aanganwari workers ,ASHA workers  and Mid Day Meal workers..

4.       Regarding contract workers the Government assured that they will be guaranteed minimum wages.  Moreover, the Government is working out ways so that workers of industries will get sector specific minimum wages.

5.       Government has already enhanced minimum pension for EPFO members and every pensioner gets minimum pension of Rs.1000/- per month perpetually.

6.       Labour laws reforms will be based on tripartite consultations as already stated by the Prime Minister.  The States are also being advised to follow the tripartite process.

7.       For strict adherence to labour law enforcement, advisory has been issued to the State/UT Governments and strict monitoring has been initiated by Central Government.

8.       For employment generation Mudra Yojana, Make in India, Skill India and National Career Service Portal initiatives have been taken.

9.       Abolition of interviews for all primary jobs which do not require any special knowledge/expertise, is being done for transparency and expediting the process of recruitment.

10.   Inflation is lowest in the last many years excepting two items onion and pulses. Government is taking necessary steps to contain the higher prices of these two commodities also.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Salary Hike for Government Employees Likely to be Delayed by 2 Months

NEW DELHI:  A salary hike for lakhs of government employees will be delayed by two months by a panel that decides on their salaries, according to sources.

The 7th Pay Commission is not expected to lower or increase the retirement age for 54 lakh government employees, but its final report on salary hike that was to be submitted to the Centre by the end of this month, has been delayed till September 15.

According to sources, there will be no interim report of the Commission, and the new wage salary whenever accepted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's National Democratic Alliance, will be effective from January 1 next year.

The chairman of the 7th Pay Commission, Justice AK Mathur has asked for a two month extension from the government. The Commission was appointed by the previous UPA regime in February 2014, and was given 18 months to submit its report.

Nearly 90 per cent of government employees work in the armed and paramilitary forces, while others are in railways and postal department.

Sources said that the Commission was hoping that the government would take a call on One Rank One Pension, so they could modulate their own formulation in terms of pay revision.

The Commission is also expected to take a call on lateral entry and performance based pay, which has been discussed for years, but with no real solution.

During the monsoon session of Parliament earlier this month, the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework Statement tabled in Parliament said, that the salary outgo of central government employees will rise 9.56 per cent to Rs. 1,00,619 crore in the current fiscal year.

Next year, it could increase further at 15.79 per cent to nearly Rs. 1.16 lakh crore, with the likely implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award, said the statement tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Source:http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/salary-hike-for-government-employees-likely-to-be-delayed-by-2-months-1210803

Seventh Central pay panel to submit report next month

Seventh Pay Commission set up by the government to revise pay scales of central government employees will submit its report by September end, said its Chairman Justice A K Mathur here today.

The Commission, which was set up by the UPA government in February 2014 to revise remuneration of about 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners, was required to submit its report by August end.

“The Commission will submit its report by the end of September” Justice Mathur told PTI.

The government constitutes pay commission almost every ten years to revise the pay scales of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modification.

The Commission has already completed discussions with various stakeholders including organisations, federations, and groups representing civil employees as well as Defence Services.

It is now in the process of finalising its recommendations.

The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission are scheduled to come into effect from January 1, 2016.

The other members of the Commission are Vivel Rae, Rathin Roy and its secretary Meena Agarwal.

The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006, the fifth from January 1, 1996 and the fourth from January 1, 1986.

Source:http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/seventh-central-pay-panel-to-submit-report-next-month/article7579254.ece

Issue of Pensioners’ Identity Card to pensioners.

No. 41/21/2000-P&PW(D)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS WELFARE

LOK NAYAK BHAVAN, KHAN MARKET,
NEW DELHI, DATED THE 20th August, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Issue of Pensioners’ Identity Card to pensioners.

The undersigned is directed to say that the revised instructions laying down guidelines/ specifications for issue of Identity Card for pensioners have been issued vide this Department’s OM of even no. dated 12.08.2015 (copy enclosed). The matter has been reviewed further and in continuation of the aforesaid OM dated 12.08.2015, it has been decided that the Identity Card to pensioners retiring from the Central Government offices in Delhi and other Metropolitan cities/ big cities may be printed as Plastic Cards with the help of PVC Thermal Printer with 600 DPI resolutions. In case such facility for printing of Plastic Card is not available in the office from where the employee is retiring, the Pensioners Identity Card may be got printed locally from the market.

2. All Departments in the Government of India are requested to issue suitable instructions to the Offices under their control in metropolitan cities/ big cities to invariably issue Identity Card to the pensioners in accordance with the above instructions.


(Harjit Singh)
Dy. Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/idcard_240815.pdf

27th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) is scheduled to be held shortly

F. No. 42/07/2015-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date: 25th /Aug, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : 27th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) is scheduled to be held shortly under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP).

The 27th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare is scheduled to be held shortly. The details of the date, time and venue of the meeting will follow. The meeting will be chaired by the Hon’ble Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Pubic Grievances & Pensions.

2. All the Pensioners Associations under SCOVA as notified vide this Department’s Resolution No 42/08/2013-P&PW(G) dated 25.08.2015 are requested to kindly provide the following requisite
information through fax as well as E-mail:-

(a) Suggest fresh items/issues, if any, for inclusion in the agenda to be discussed for the proposed meeting. Kindly do not send those agenda items which have already been discussed in the previous SCOVA meetings and on which final decision/action has already been taken. Your response in this regard may please be sent to this Department so as to reach the undersigned latest by 2nd September, 2015 to enable us to finalize the agenda items. Minutes of the meetings and Action Taken Reports of the previous SCOVA meetings are available on the website of this Department - www.pensionersportal. gov. in

(b) Because of the consideration of space, only one representative of your organization may attend the above said meeting. Confirmation of participation and the name of the participant may kindly be intimated in advance to the undersigned by fax/e-mail.

3. Outstation members will be paid TA/DA and local members will be paid conveyance charges in accordance with the rules/instructions.

4. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary
Telephone : 24635979
Telefax : 24644637
Email: c.taneja[at]nic.in
sujashachaudhary.edu[at]nic.in
Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/SCOVA_notification.pdf

Government may announce OROP on August 28 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of 1965 war: Sources

New Delhi: Succumbing to pressure, the Central government is likely to announce the implementation of One Rank One Pension scheme on August 28, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war with Pakistan. According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make the announcement himself.

The move comes even as three ex-servicemen are on on fast-unto-death. The three veterans are Colonel (retired) Pushpender Singh, Havaldar Major Singh, Havaldar Ashok Chauhan. Colonel Singh was moved to the ICU of the Army Research and Referral Hospital on Monday after his health deteriorated. Adding to the worries, there were also reports that the health of Havaldar Major Singh deteriorated on Tuesday. However, the veterans have maintained that they will continue their fast till their demands are met.

Expressing dismay at the government's inability to make the announcement on OROP, the protesting veterans have decided to boycott the upcoming celebrations of 1965-war golden jubilee. 63-year-old Colonel Pushpinder Singh (Retd) had said, "We thought Prime Minister may announce at least a date from his speech. But now we are demoralised and it is a huge setback that he didn't say anything. We are sitting on an indefinite hunger strike and it will continue till the OROP is accepted."

Close to 22 lakh ex-servicemen and over six lakh war widows stand to be the immediate beneficiaries of the scheme, which envisages a uniform pension for the defence personnel who retire in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement. Currently, the pension for ex-servicemen is based on the Pay Commission recommendations of the time when they had retired.

Source:http://www.ibnlive.com/news/politics/government-may-announce-orop-on-august-28-on-the-occasion-of-the-50th-anniversary-of-165-war-sources-1051155.html

Monday, August 24, 2015

Station masters threaten to halt railway ops if demand not met

Haridwar: There is resentment brewing among station masters in the Indian Railways. This is due to non-fulfillment of some of their demands which they consider long overdue. Now, the All-India Station Masters Association's (AISMA) secretary-general V N Chaudhari has called upon them to gear up for chakka jam on November 23 if these demands are not fulfilled by September 2.

Chaudhari was speaking at AISMA's zonal biannual general body meeting held at Haridwar on Sunday. Over 250 station masters from all five divisions in the northern zone participated. Expressing his support to the demands of AISMA, BJP MP Tarun Vijai said he will raise the matter in Parliament and also speak to the railways and finance ministers. "The railways has made considerable progress. Why should station masters not get its benefit, too?" asked Vijai, who was guest of honour at the meeting. The main demands of AISMA include a minimum grade pay of Rs 4,600 and abolition of essential intermittent (EI) duty roster applicable in case of about 1,800 stations out of a total 7,000 in the country. EI roster entails 12 hours of duty for station masters.

According to AISMA zonal secretary Ranjit Kumar, when the matter of 12-hour duty was taken to the railway tribunal, it referred it to the regional labour commissioner with favourable comments. From the labour commissioner, it went to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), which decided the matter in favour of station masters. EI was subsequently dropped in quite a few railway sections of Moradabad division. However, it is still in force in as many as 1,800 stations, Kumar said.

As VN Chaudhari said, for station masters, the Sixth Pay Commission had recommended a grade pay of Rs 2,800, which was less than that of their subordinates. After AISMA took exception to it, the railways agreed to increase their grade pay to Rs 4,200 in 2010. But the matter, referred to the finance ministry, has been hanging fire for years.

According to AISMA office bearers, its units in all 68 divisions of the railways will stage protest demonstrations all over the country on September 2, which is the deadline for the government to accept their demands. On November 23, they will extend support to a nationwide strike by the association of central government employees and bring the entire railways to a standstill.

Source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/Station-masters-threaten-to-halt-railway-ops-if-demand-not-met/articleshow/48644193.cms
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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Seventh Pay Commission May Recommend Permanent Pay Panel

New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to recommend the government to form a permanent pay panel to give recommendations to the government from time to time on issues pertaining to pay structure of central government employees.

The permanent pay panel would recommend regular salary hikes in keeping with the rate of inflation.

The formation of the permanent pay panel would help raise the salaries and allowances of central government officials and employees, an official of the pay panel said.

He added the permanent pay panel would recommend salary and allowance hikes in keeping with the rising inflation rate, which will be implemented by the government. “Then it will not be necessary to form a new commission during the next several years for central government employees.”

However, the Seventh Pay Commission got one month extension to submit its recommendations.

Accordingly it is expected to submit its report by the end of September. The time allotted for the commission ends this month.

The government appointed the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman, Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, with a time frame of 18 months to make its recommendations

“There are some data points that are missing, which we hope to get by this month end. We are trying to submit the report by 20 September,” the official of the pay panel also said.

The government’s salary bill will rise by 9.56% to Rs 1,00,619 crore with the implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, according to a statement tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on August 12.

The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, is likely to be implemented in April, next year.

TST
Source:http://www.tkbsen.in/2015/08/seventh-pay-commission-may-recommend-permanent-pay-panel/

CSD Canteen: LATEST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Canteen Stores Department
Canteen Facilities to Defence Personnel, Ex-servicemen

CSD Canteen: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q1 Do I have to pay any penalty for making new Smart Card after I have lost the old Card?


A1  (a) Penalties on Loss of Smart Cards Yes, In case of loss of Canteen Smart Card (Grocery/Liquor) by an individual following penalties will be levied in addition to costs of Smart Card and penalty amount will be merged with the URC profit :-
 Loss/Card
   Liquor
   Grocery
 First Time
 Rs. 500/-
 Rs. 500/-
 Second and subsequent Time
 Rs. 1000/-
 Rs. 1000/-


Note. Chairman of the URC may wave off the Penalty depending upon the genuineness of the loss, in exceptional cases.
(b) There have been few cases of misuse of lost Smart cards. Therefore, loss of Canteen Smart Card is being dealt with strictly. In addition to person applying afresh for the card and giving wrong details, responsible scrutinizing staff/ countersigning authority will also be held accountable for wrong details in application for fresh Individual Smart Card.


Q2. Why restrictions are laid by some URCs on entry as well as issue of items to authorized persons?

A2. Misuse of canteen facilities is detrimental to the welfare of the genuine buyers. This needs to be curbed. Sometimes temporary restrictions are also put on place due to short supply of certain items or excess purchase of certain items by customers during particular season. The responsibility to manage the available inventory as also to curb misuse of facility, lies with the Chairman of URCs. In order to streamline and further refine the procedures, following is being implemented:-
(a) No Bulk Purchases by Individuals. No bulk purchases by an individual are permitted. URCs can lay down restrictions at local level to ensure the same. However, all bulk purchases, if valid reasons necessitate, will be supported by one time use written permission of the Chairman of URC.

(b) Strict check on entry and allowing only authorized persons to avail canteen facilities. Entry into any URC will be purely Smart Card based by personal appearance.


Q3 . What are orders on the issue of liquor?


A3 Liquor Quota. There is no change in liquor authorization. However, it is limited as per brand/type for better planning and control over quality & quantity. As such, following restrictions are presently enforced:-

(i) Officers. Scotch whisky permitted up to 50% of total entitlement.
(ii) JCOs & Eqvl. Not more than three Whisky bottles including one Scotch Whisky of the entitlement.
(iii) Others. Not more than two Whisky bottles including one Scotch Whisky of the entitlement.

Note. This restriction will be revised by the DDGCS from time to time as per requirement, availability of funds and stock position.


Q4 What is the entitlement for purchase of car?


A4 Four Wheelers(Car). An entitled person based on his purchasing power will be entitled to purchase first or subsequent car only after years and up to capacity as mentioned below:-

(a) Officers (Incl Retd) - Four years and upto 2500 cc capacity.
(b) JCOs/Eqvl granted Hony Commission (lncl Retd) – Seven years and upto 1500 cc capacity
(c) JCOs/OR & Eqvl (Incl Retd) - Once while in service and once after retirement up to 1400cc capacity.


Q5. Is there a minimum service limit for purchase of car by JCOs/ OR?

A5. Yes, A JCO/ OR should have rendered min 15 years of color service to apply for a car.
Q6. What are restrictions on purchase of a 2-Wheeler?

A6 All categories (Incl Retd) can buy a 2- wheeler after every three years. .

Q7. Is there any restriction on AFD items?

A7. AFD Items like Refrigerator, TV, Washing Machine etc can be purchased after every three years by all categories.
Note: Control Over AFD Items will be reviewed from time to time as per requirement, availability of stores and budgetary situation of CSD.

Q9. What are the orders for entry into a URC?

A9. Entry into any URC will be purely Smart Card based by personal appearance. In case a particular Offr/JCO/OR/Equivalent is unable to present himself personally due to valid reasons like old age or acute medical problem, a permission, signed by the Chairman/ CO/OC of the unit/ establishment running the URC must accompany the Smart Card with photo of the authorized person carrying it. Validity period and genuineness of requirement of such permission will be decided by the Chairman of the URC on case to case basis.

Source:http://indianarmy.gov.in/Site/FormTemplete/frmTempSimple.aspx?MnId=RbqwZxX+72hFQujtAxyB6A==&ParentID=LeySJ0Z42Sm99CHtGyS0Wg==

Friday, August 21, 2015

CHANGE OF NOMENACLATURE OF LDC & UDC IN CENTRAL SECRETARIAT-AIAMHQ

DOPT HAS DECIDED TO CHANGE THE NOMENCLATURE OF LDC & UDC OF CENTRAL SECRETARIAT OFFICES. BUT NOTHING IS HEARD IN RESPECT OF CHANGE OF NOMENCLATURE/MERGER OF LDCS AND UDCS OF SUBORDINATE OFFICES. IT IS TO BE NOTED THAT IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE FINALIZATION OF 6TH PAY COMMISSION REPORT, GOVERNMENT HAD UPGRADED THE PAY SCALE OF THE ASSISTANT IN CENTRAL SECRETARIAT FROM RS. 5500-9000 TO 6500-10500 THAT PAVED THEM TO GET AN EDGE OVER THE PAY OF THE ASSISTANTS OF SUBORDINATE OFFICES. LIKEWISE IT MAY BE A MOVE TO GIVE MORE BENEFITS TO THE LDC & UDCS OF CENTRAL SECRETARIAT IN 7TH CPC.

IT IS TO BE NOTED THAT THIS ASSOCIATION HAS CONTINUOUSLY RAISING THE MERGER AND UPGRADATION OF GRADE PAY LDC & UDC. THE CASE WAS SENT TO JCA SECTION WITH RECOMMENDATION BY THE DOPT BUT THE JCA RETURNED THE SAME TO DOPT WITH A REMARK THAT “THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE OF ANOMALY AND NO SUCH ITEM WAS BEFORE THE NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE” AND SUGGESTED THAT ESTABLISHMENT II MAY PROCESS THE CASES WITH THE CASE OF LDC & UDCS OF CENTRAL SECRETARIAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE. BUT DOPT HAS RETURNED THE CASE TO THIS ASSOCIATION WITH A DIRECTIVE TO TAKE UP THE SAME WITH MINISTRY OF FINANCE DIRECTLY.

IT IS WORTH TO MENTION HERE THAT JCA HAD RETURNED THE CASE WITH A PLEA THAT THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE OF ANOMALY AND NO SUCH ITEM WAS BEFORE THE NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE. WHEREAS ON 9TH JUNE WHEN THE LAST MEETING OF THE NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE HELD, ITEM NO. 4 –"UPGRADATION OF PAY BAND AND GRADE PAY OF LDCS AND UDCS" WAS DISCUSSED.  WHEN  NO ITEM WAS PENDING WITH THE JCA, THEN HOW THIS ITEM SURFACED IN THE ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING. SIMILARLY THE CONCERNED OFFICER IN DOPT HAD ORALY INFORMED ME THAT THE CASE OF LDC & UDC WAS RETURNED BECAUSE HIS SECTION IS DEALING THE CASES OF LDC & UDC OF CENTRAL SECRETARIAT ONLY AND THE LDC & UDC OF CENTRAL SECRETARIAT  HAD NOT DEMANDED THEIR PAY UP-GRADATION.

THE STATE OF LDCS POSTED IN SUBORDINATE OFFICES HAD DISCUSSED IN THIS WEBSITE SEVERAL TIMES. THEY ARE ALLOCATED WITH WORK WORTH TO BE ALLOCATED TO UDC/ASSISTANT AND IN MOST OF THE CASES OFFICERS ARE TAKING DECISION ON THE FILE PUT UP BY THE LDCS WHERE AS IN CENTRAL SECRETARIAT SUCH FILES INITIATES BY UDC/ASSISTANT LEVEL. THUS IT IS HIGH TIME THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE A DECISION ON THE UPGRADATION OF GRADE PAY AND NOMENCLATURE OF   LDC & UDCS WORKING IN THE SUBORDINATE OFFICES BEFORE THE FINALIZATION OF PAY COMMISSION REPORT.

DOPT LETTER CHANGING THE NOMENCLATURE OF LDC & UDCS IS GIVEN BELOW:
  http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/Nomenclature.pdf

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Special it Return Counters to be Organised for Salaried Tax Payers

Special it Return Counters to be Organised for Salaried Tax Payers (Including Pensioners) to File Paper Returns Between 24th August to 31st August, 2015 at Pratyaksha Kar Bhawan in National Capital;
Special Facilitation Counters for Senior Citizens and Differently Abled Persons;
These Counters to Facilitate Smaller Tax Payers Having Salary/Pension Income But Their Total Income do not Exceed Rs. 5 Lakhs or Their Returns do not Contain any Claim for Refund

The Principal. Chief Commissioners of Income Tax, New Delhi will be organizing Special Return Counters for Salaried Tax Payers (including pensioners) between 24th August to 31st August, 2015 at Pratyaksha Kar Bhawan, Civic Centre, Minto Road, New Delhi. The camp will be inaugurated by Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT), Smt. Anita Kapur at 10.00 am. on Monday,24th  August 2015

The special counters are being organized to facilitate smaller tax payers having salary/pension income, to file paper returns. Taxpayers may note that for the assessment year 2015-16, corresponding to the financial year 2014-15, e-filing of return of income is mandatory for persons whose total income exceeds Rs. 5 lakhs or if the return contains a claim for refund. Paper Returns in such cases will not be accepted.

However, the income limit of Rs. 5 lakhs and claim of refund will not apply to taxpayer over the age of 80 years deriving salary/pension income. In such cases paper returns will be accepted.

The special counters would be set-up jurisdiction wise as follows:

·         For PCIT-22 Charge (Government salary)-‘B’ Block, Ground floor of Civic Centre, Minto Road, New Delhi.
·         For PCIT-23 Charge(PSUs/Bank employees/School and College employees)-‘C’ Block, Ground floor, Civic Centre, Minto Road, New Delhi.
·         For PCIT-24 Charge (Private salaries)- ‘C’ block, Civic Centre, Minto Road, New Delhi.
There will be special facilitation counters for senior citizens and differently abled persons.

Facilities like a Helpdesk, assistance of Tax Return Preparers (TRPs), UTI/NSDL counters, banking, tax payment facility, PAN verification counters, drinking water, and emergency medical aid will be available at the venue.

Similar facilitation counters are being set-up in other metropolitan cities based on the local requirement.
                                                                      ***********
DSM/KA

(Release ID :126230)
  Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Seventh Pay Commission May Not Lower Retirement Age

New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission is not likely to take a major decision of the lowering of the retirement age for central government employees to 58 years old, two years earlier than what the present law requires.

Since studies show that Indian people reaching the age of 50 years old tend to suffer from a decline of cognitive and physical abilities.

That older employees also find it harder to adapt to modern technology, which is must required to develop the nation.

The youth people in country have increased and so the pay panel may want to focus on Youth unemployment as, “More retirees would mean more job openings for the youth.”

But no discussion has made on the proposal to either raise or reduce the retirement age of central government employees from the present 60 years in the pay panel till date.

The pay panel is likely to keep the retirement age of central government employees unchanged at 60 years, a senior official of the pay panel said.

“We are not going to either recommend lowering or raising the retirement age. If we lower the age limit, the pension burden will bust the government’s medium-term fiscal targets,” he added.

However, the Seventh Pay Commission urged the finance ministry to extend the deadline by a month to submit its recommendations. Accordingly it is expected to submit its report by the end of September. The time allotted for the commission ends this month.

“There are some data points that are missing, which we hope to get by this month end. We are trying to submit the report by 20 September,” the official of the pay panel also said.

The Pay panel report may be effective from by April 2016.

TST

Source:http://www.tkbsen.in/2015/08/seventh-pay-commission-may-not-lower-retirement-age/

Grievance redressal policy under National pension System in r/o PC of A (Fys)

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)

10-A, S K BOSE ROADM KOLKATA – 700 001

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Ph- 033-22488878/5077-5080(Ext-665), Fax-03322480991, e-mail cda-cal@nic.in

Grievance redressal policy under National pension System in r/o PC of A (Fys)
Introduction:-

Office of the principal controller of factories has been envisaged to control the functioning of forty one branch AO under 9 Group controllers. The following PAO comes under purview of this office as being pr.PAO so far as NPS is concerned. The main aim/objective behind the creation in factory organization is to render efficient, correct, prompt accounting and payment services besides financial/expertise services to factory management and OFB Authorities.

Government of India has introduced a New Pension Scheme replacing the defined benefit pension scheme. The New Pension Scheme comes into operation w.e.f from 01.01.2004 and applicabel to all new entrants of Central Government Service on or after 01.01.2004. The New Pension Scheme is working on defined contribution basis and will have two tiers-Tier-I and Tier-II. Tier-I is mandatory for all Govt. Servants/employees of autonomous institutes. In Tier-I government will have to make a contribution of 10% of the Basic pay, DP and DA which will be deducted from his salary bill every month. Government will make equal matching contribution and will deposit the same in non-withdrawal pension Tier-I account.

Scope:-

Under NPS system Branch Accounts Offices are termed as “Pay Accounts Offices (PAO)”, As a Central Govt. Office, the correct and timely deposit of contribution in Tier-I account by the respective Branch Accounts Offices (PAOs) is the prime concern. As a part of PFRDA (Redressal of Subscriber Grievance) Regulation, 2015, every intermediary is required to follow the Grievance Redressal policy. Accordingly, the below stated Grievance Redressal policy (GRP) is made for prompt redressal of the grievances arising out of various services offered by the Branch Accounts Offices in the capacity of intrmediary. The scope of this GRP is restricted to redressal of grievances raised against intermediary.

The term “Grievances”is defined as “Grievances of complaint”includes any communication that expresses dissatisfaction, in respect of the conduct or any act of omission or commission or deficiency of service on the part of Branch Accsilnts offices, an intermediary and in the nature of seeking a remedial action but do not incrude following:

(i) Complaints that are incomplete or not specific in nature;

(ii) communications in the nature of offering suggestions:

(iii) Communications seeking guidance or explanation.

(iv) complaints which are beyond the powers and functions of the PAOs/Pr.AO or beyond the provisions of the PFRDA Act and the rules regulations framed there under; and

(v) complaints that are subjudice (cases which are under consideration by court of law or quasi-judicial body) except matters within the exlusive domain of the PFRDA under the provisions of the Act.

Objectives:

The purpose of this policy is to set forth the policies and procedures to be followed in receiving, handling and responding to any grievance against the concerned PAOs in respect of the services offered by them. The following are broad objectives for handling the customer grievances.

1. To Provide fair and equal treatment to all employees of respective Factory/Branch Offices without bias at all times.

2. To ensure that all issues raised by employees are dealt with courtesy and resolved in stipulated timelines.

3. To develop an organizational framework to promptly address and resolve employees Grievances fairly and equitably.

4. To Provide enhanced level of satisfaction.

5. To provide easy accessibility to the employees of respective Factory/Branch offices for an immediate Grievance redressal.

6.To put in place a monitoring mechanism to oversee the functioning of the Grievance Handling Policy.
How to raise the grievance:- (Tier-I)

The subscribers can raise grievances through the following mode:

By raising a grievance in writing – in the specified format/letters/representation addressed to the Grievance Redressal Officer,PAO/Chief Grievance Redressal Officer, pr.AO.
Resolution mechanism for grievances:-

The grievance will be resolved by concerned PAO and then appropriate reply will be sent to the complainant by the PAO/Pr.AO.
Turn Around time (TAT)

Every grievance has to be disposed – Off by the PAO within a period of thirty days of its receipt at both the redressal tiers.
Grievance Redressal Officer (GRO) and chief Grievance redressal Officer (CGRO):-

The details of respective Grievance Redressal Officer (GRO) at PAO level are:

Sl.No Name and address
1        Shri Nabarun Dhar, IDAS
             Joint Controller of Accounts (Fys)

             Grienvance Redressal Officer (GRO), NPS

             O/O the PCA(Fys), AYUDH BHAVAN,

                 10-A S.K.Bose Road, Kolkara – 700 001.

              Phone No. (033) 22484341 Fax No. (033) 22480991.

                  Email address: nabarundhar@gmail.com

2 Shri Abhiram Mandal, IDAS
        Deputy controller of Accounts (Fys)

        Grievance Redressal Officer (GRO), NPA

         O/O the PCA (Fys), AYUDH BHAVAN,

        10-A S.K.Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 001.

        Phone No. (033) 22484341 Fax No. (033) 22480991.

3 Shri Vidhu Aggarwal, IDAS
       Assistant Controller of Accounts (Fys)

        Grievance Redressal Officer (GRO), NPS

       O/O the PCA(Fys), AYUDH BHAVAN,

       10-A S.K.Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 001.

   Phone No. (033) 22484341 Fax No. (033) 22480991

    Email address: vidhugupt @gmail.com

4 Shri Rajesh Kumar, Sr A.O.
       Grievance Redressal Officer (GRO), NPS

       O/O the AO OF NALANDA,

       Ordance Factory Nalanda(P), Rajgir 803121

       Phone NO. (06112) 257105 Fax No. (06112) 257102.

      Email address: ao-ofn-bih@nic.in

If the complainant is not satisfied with the refressal of his grievances or if it has not been resolved by Grievance Redressal Officer, concerned PAO by the end of thirty days of the filing of the complaint, he/she may escalate the grievance to the chief Grievance Redressal Officer (CGRO).
The present Chief Grievance Redressal Officer (CGRO) details are:-

Shri M.C.Chakrabortty, IDAS

Controller of Accounts (Fys),

Chief Grievance Redressal Officer (CGRO), NPS

O/O the PCA(Fys), AYUDH BHAVAN,

10-A S.K.Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 001.

Phone No. (033) 22484341 Fax No. (033) 22480991

Email address: moloycc.cgda@nic.in

The record of grievances will be maintained by the concerned Redressal Officer.

Sd/-

(Nabarun dhar)

Joint Controller of Accounts (Fys)

Source:      http://pcafys.nic.in/files/Grievance.pdf                                                                       

MoD notifies all headquarters, ex-civilians welcome move

Even as the Ministry of Defence (MoD) struggles to resolve the long-pending one rank one pension (OROP) issue, there is good news for around 3.70 lakh retired defence civilians in the country. The MoD has finally agreed to extend Canteen Stores Department (CSD) facilities to former defence civilians, which they earlier had to forego after retiring.

The integrated headquarters of MoD (Army) has shot off a notice in this regard to all headquarters, including seven army commands in the country. The issue has been under consideration for many years.

According to the notice, retired employees from the Defence Audit Department, Executive Officer Cantonment Board, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd personnel retired from Air Force Station Hyderabad, Jorhat, Air Force Academy, Dundigal (Hyderabad) and Air Force Station Yelahanka (Bangalore), Indian Defence Accounts Services, Secretariat Border Roads Development Board and HQ Director General Roads, retired employees of CSD and Military Engineering Services (MES) employees will be able to avail of the CSD facility.

"They will be entitled only to groceries. No liquor will be authorised," the notice mentions. + Though defence civilians are central government employees, paid out of the defence estimate and part of the MoD, they do not come under the purview of the Armed Forces Act.

An army source said, "They are primarily governed by central government employment rules as applicable to employees of other ministries. They are employed at administrative and technical posts in various defence establishments, including service HQ, defence accounts, MES, ordnance factories, defence estates, etc."

Welcoming the move, a senior official from HAL Bangalore, requesting anonymity, told Mirror, "It is good news for us as one's source of income is limited after retirement. Even getting groceries is a big leap."

"Each concerned department should appoint an officer authorised to countersign and promulgate orders and forward details to the Quartermaster General's branch," the notice mentioned.

The sale of four-wheelers through CSD for defence civilians is, however, restricted to officers.

"Defence civilians also enjoy several other benefits and perks applicable to armed forces personnel while posted in field and hard areas," a source informed.

Source:http://www.punemirror.in/pune/civic/Retired-defence-civilians-to-have-canteen-facilities/articleshow/48533613.cms

‘Jeevan Pramaan’, the Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certification system, for Pensioners

The Government has asked banks to achieve weekly targets set for the purpose of enabling “Jeevan Pramaan” – an “Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certification system for Pensioners so as to cover at least 50% in next 2-3 weeks. Pensioners can approach their paying branches with the PPO, Aadhaar card and bank pass book for trouble-free seeding of Pensioners’ Aadhaar number in their bank account.

Various steps are being taken by the Government to sensitize pensioners and bank branches to link up the Aadhaar number, PPO number and bank account number. All pension disbursing banks observed 1st to 7th August, 2015 as ‘Aadhaar Seeding Week for Pensioners.’ All through the week, priority was given to pensioners visiting the bank branches for seeding Aadhaar number in their bank account. Besides, five camps were organised from 13th to 17th July, 2015 at different locations covering Delhi, NOIDA and Faridabad to facilitate seeding of Aadhaar number in the bank accounts of pensioners. All banks participated in these camps. Facility was also provided by UIDAI for on-the-spot registration for Aadhaar numbers.

Conventionally, pensioners are required to give a Life Certificate to the pension disbursing authority in November, every year – either by presenting themselves before the Branch Manager or by means of a Certificate issued by a Gazetted Officer or other designated authorities.

The “Jeevan Pramaan” – an “Aadhaar-based Digital Life Certification system with an objective to facilitate on-line submission of Life Certificate by pensioners, was launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 10th November, 2014. This facility is in addition to the other existing methods of submitting Life Certificates. It is hoped that all pensioners who have Aadhaar numbers will make use of this additional facility of biometric life certification.

With “Jeevan Pramaan” the pensioners and family pensioners need not visit the pension disbursing agency or Gazetted/designated authority for submission of Life Certificates. The Life Certificates may be submitted from personal computers and laptops at home or by visiting a conveniently located Common Service Centre or the nearest branch of any pension disbursing bank. There are about 55,000 branches of pension disbursing banks and 40,000 Common Service Centres throughout the country. Submission of Digital Life Certificate also ensures authenticity of pension payments.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

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