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Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commissions recommendations.

No.11/2/2016-JCA Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel & Training ...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commissions recommendations.


No.11/2/2016-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th February, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s OM of even number dated 16/8/2016 and to incorporate the following modification in the definition of anomaly:

“Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.”

2. With the incorporation of the above para in the O.M., the definition of anomaly will read as follows:

(1) Definition of Anomaly
Anomaly will include the following cases;

a) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Sixth Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason; 
b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure as notified vide CCS(RP Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules; 
c) Where the Official side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.

3. The rest of the content of the O.M. dated 16.08.2016 shall remain unchanged.

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(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA

Source:: http://dopt.gov.in/

7th Pay Commission: Central govt employees may receive revised allowance in April

Seventh Pay Commission panel that reviews allowances, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, is likely to submit its revised report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by next month, a report said.

Apart from Holi mood, giving one more reason to central government employees, the Centre is expected to make official announcement on the allowances soon after the State assembly elections get over. The last day of state polls is March 11, as reported by Hindu Business Line.

Hence, the revised allowances are expected to be effective from April 1.

As per the report, the panel has recommended that the rate of house rent allowance to be revised and allow higher allowance in order to balance higher cost of living.

Moreover, NDTV report had said that the 7th Pay commission had recommended that HRA be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% respectively when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 50%. While the rates should be revised to 30%, 20% and 10% when DA crosses 100%.

Quoting a senior official, The Hindu report added that the impact of revised and higher allowances has already been added in the the Union Budget 2017-18. This has increased the allocation for allowances by 7%.

Reportedly, the 7th Pay Commission had examined 196 existing allowances. It had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances.

Last year in June, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved the much-awaited 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

Read at:http://www.zeebiz.com/india/news-7th-pay-commission-central-govt-employees-may-receive-revised-allowance-in-april-12708

7th Pay Commission: A look on all allowances and demand of central government employees

Reports claim that the financial implication of the revised allowances will be within the Central Pay Commission’s estimate of around Rs. 29,300 crores. In the first year it shall also reportedly include the railways. Due to the demonetisation move and the extra taxes the people had to pay under the income disclosure schemes, the Government has a kind of safety valve.

In this background, 7th CPC recommendations on all Allowances and demand of Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) in respect to these Allowances have been revisited and a brief on the same is as follows.

Out of 196 types of Allowances taken for consideration by 7th Pay Commission,
12 allowances pertaining to running staff of Railways were not included as Railways wanted to consider the same based on bi-lateral discussions

52 allowances have been proposed to be abolished

36 allowances have either been subsumed in to existing allowances or proposed as new one.

12 Allowances have been proposed to be retained as such with out any change.

Remaining Allowances have been retained but with some changes.

The HRA has been raised to 30 per cent opposed to the recommendation of the CPC of 24 per cent.

A grievance hearing has been set up by the Anomaly Committee to listen to the grievances of the Defence personnel.

Read at:http://www.india.com/news/india/7th-pay-commission-a-look-on-all-allowances-and-demand-of-central-government-employees-1854166/

Monday, February 20, 2017

7th Pay Commission: Committee on Allowances likely to present its report tomorrow

It has been nearly eight months since the Narendra Modi government cleared the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission .

After a long wait, the Committee on Allowances is likely to submit its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday.

The committee, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, was given time till February 22 to table its report.

The revised allowances are likely to be effective from April 1.

The house rent allowance (HRA), which forms a crucial part of government employees' salary, is expected to be fixed at 30 per cent of the basic pay for employees in metros which have a population of 50 lakh and above.ALSO READ: 7th Pay Commission: Government starts releasing arrears for defence pensioners

HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW:

The Seventh Pay Commission had recommended 24 per cent of the basic pay as HRA against the 30 per cent of basic pay under the Sixth Pay Commission.

The Committee on Allowances was formed in July last year to review the recommendations of the pay commission after employees protested against the proposed slash in the HRA. The pay commission also recommended doing away with 53 of the 196 allowances and merging a few others.

The committee was initially given four months to table its report, which was later extended to February 22, 2017. If reports are to be believed, the Central government is likely to move ahead with the committee's report after March 15 when Assembly elections will be over.

If the government decides to pay a 30 per cent of basic pay as HRA to its employees, the cost estimate comes to Rs 29,300 crore in the first year.

The hiked salary is given in two parts to government employees, in the form of basic pay and allowances.

While the increase in basic pay is calculated on a back-date basis, making employees eligible for arrears, the hike in allowances is applicable from the date the government implements it. As a result, employees are not entitled to arrears in this case.

It is widely believed that the government has effectively saved a lot of money this financial year by not making an announcement on allowances. Government employees, on the other hand, have expressed their disappointment over being denied their full remuneration over a prolonged period.

Source::http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/7th-pay-commission-committee-on-allowances-report-hra-hike/1/886656.html

7th Pay Commission: Government all set to clear revised allowances for central staff from April 1

New Delhi, Feb 18: The Union Government is all set to clear revised allowances for the central government staff, precisely after a year of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. As per reports, one year after the implementation of the new pay and pension scheme, as recommended by the 7th central pay commission, the central government employees might have something to rejoice about after the assembly elections in 5 states are over. Reportedly, the revised allowances are likely to be effective from April 1.

House rent allowances (HRA) accounts for about 60% of the total allowances bill, as The Financial Express stated and according to the revised allowance scheme, the employees, mostly in the metropolitan cities are expected to receive greater HRA than the 7th Pay Commission actually recommended. The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommended HRA of 24% of the basic pay for those cities with a population over 5 million. But the revised HRA which is being looked at by the Finance Secretary-led panel is 30%. Notably, in the 6th Pay Commission, the HRA was at 30% as well for the cities with more than 5 million people. A draft of the cabinet note for implementation of the revised allowance is expected to be circulated soon.

As per reports, the financial implication of these revised allowances will be in line with the Central Pay Commission’s estimate of around Rs. 29,300 crores, which shall also include the railways, in the first year. The panel led by the Finance secretary is also reviewing the CPC’s recommendation regarding allowances. The pay panel has also recommended scrapping of 52 benefits while merging 36 already existing benefits.

Notably, there has been only an additional allocation of Rs. 4,500 crore in the Budget for allowances and it has been assumed that the Railways will bear Rs 7,600 crore of expenditure. But as per sources stated by FE, still, the additional allocation which will be required from the General Budget could be somewhere around Rs. 17,000 crores.

The Government has, reportedly, enough leg space, thanks to the demonetisation move and the extra taxes the people had to pay under the income disclosure schemes. But according to experts, the Budget assumptions were based on optimistic estimates of nominal GDP growth for financial year 17 (FY17) and thus for FY18.

many have been complaining about the delay in the decision of allowances to the government employees, with some claiming the formation of the panel led by the Finance Secretary as a delaying tactic itself. But this has helped to boost the spending of the government in various programmes by around Rs. 36,000 crores in FY17.

Read at::http://www.india.com/news/india/7th-pay-commission-government-all-set-to-clear-revised-allowances-for-central-staff-from-april-1-1851855/

Sunday, February 19, 2017

“VERY GOOD” BENCH MARK FOR MACP AND DENIAL OF PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY

Eversince, the MACP scheme was introduced in 2008, confederation and the JCM staff side has been demanding promotional hierarchy instead of grade pay hierarchy. Govt, instead of considering this genuine demand, suddenly issued orders imposing “very good” bench mark condition for MACP. The JCM staffside was not even consulted. JCM staff side, secretary wrote a letter to cabinet secretary on 28-07-2016 as follows:

“The Govt. has accepted one of the adverse recommendations of 7th CPC without holding any consultation with the staff side. The recommendation of the 7th CPC regarding bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPs, to be enhanced from “Good” to “very good”, has been accepted by the Govt. without considering the implication on the morale of the Central Government employees… We are of the firm opinion that Govt. should reconsider their decision on the above issues and we request you to kindly withdraw the same.”
Subsequently the case was discussed in the JCM standing committee meeting also on 25-10-2016, as an agenda item given by staff side. Inspite of all these, the Government is not ready to withdraw or modify the orders.

This shows the attitude of the BJP led NDA Govt. towards JCM staff side and Central Govt. employees.

Source:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0rqvSYMJv2ITGxpbEUteXRYZnM/view

7TH CPC ARREARS ON ALLOWANCES INCLUDING HRA AND TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE IS GOING TO BE REJECTED:CONFEDERATION NEWS

Now it has become clear that the Government has constituted the Allowance Committee headed by Finance Secretary, mainly to delay the implementation of enhanced allowances and finally deny the arrears by implementing the revised allowance either from 01-01-2017 or from 01-04-2017. The four months time fixed for the Allowance Committee is already extended to six months upto 22-02-2017. Reserve Bank Governor, Dr. Urjit Patel had hinted to the media that the burden of payment of arrears during this financial year will not be there, meaning that Government may not give retrospective effect to the revised allowances. The RBI Governor, Dr. Urjit Patel made the following observations, which is published in the RBI website.

“The extension of two months given to the Ministry of Finance to receive the notification on higher allowances under the Pay Commission’s award could push its fuller effect into the next financial year rather than this financial year”.

Further, the Allowance Committee has not held any negotiation with the JCM Staff Side. It just heard the views of the staff side. The request of the JCM staff side to hold one more meeting with staff side NJCM was not favourably considered by the Finance Secretary, who is the Chairman of the Allowance Committee. No indication is given as to whether the percentage of HRA recommended by 7th CPC will be enhanced to 30%, 20% and 10%. The fate of other allowances are also the same. Unless NJCA take a firm stand and negotiate with the Government by reviving the indefinite strike, the employees will be placed in a desperate and helpless situation, if Government is allowed to unilaterally declare the HRA and other allowances, without retrospective effect from 01-01-2016, and also without much modification, thereby denying crores of rupees as arrears.

Source:Confederation

OPTION – I FOR PRE-2016 PENSIONERS REJECTED-CONFEDERATION

 In the meeting held on 30-06-2016, with Group of Ministers by JCM staff side, the Finance Minister had also clarified that Government has taken the decision to implement the recommendation of 7th CPC to bring about parity between past and present pensioners. (Vide NJCA Statement issued on 06-07-2016). Finance Minister categorically assured the NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016 that the Government has accepted the recommendation in toto and Pension department has only been asked to sort out the difficulties in implementation of Option-I, if any.

NJCA wrote to Finance Minister on 16-07-2016, as follows: “The issue of acceptance of Option-I and II was discussed with your goodself at the residence of Hon’ble Home Minister (Govt. of India) wherein Hon’ble Minister for Railways and Hon’ble MoS Railways were present. You had categorically agreed our demand that no dilution would be made in the options given to the Pensioners by the 7th CPC. It is unfortunate that a rider “subject to feasibility” has been imposed on Option-I. Sir, this is very unfair and we will appreciate, if you kindly get the sentence “subject to feasibility” removed from that order, to keep your promise also”.

But, Finance Minister had gone back from his assurance to JCM Staff side leaders and he refused to withdraw the condition “subject to feasibility”. In the letter dated 17-10-2016, addressed to Chairman of the “Pension Option-I Committee”, the Secretary, JCM staff side requested as follows:

“The attempt therefore must be to explore the ways and means of implementing the said recommendation which is beneficial to a large number of pensioners, especially those retired prior to 1996. In view of this, the staff side is of the firm view that the Government issue orders for implementation of Option-I as there is no room for stating that the recommendation is impossible to be implemented for those who are benefitted by the said option”.

Finally NJCA wrote a letter to Hon’ble Home Minister Shri. Rajnath Singh on 17-01-2017, requesting intervention. The letter reads as follows:

“The Central Government Pensioners numbering presently more than the working employees are aggrieved of the fact that the one and the only recommendation of the 7th CPC which was in their favour ie; Option-I have been recommended to be rejected by the Pension Department to the Government”.

Inspite of all these, the proposal is submitted to cabinet to reject Option-I. This underlines the fact that unless NJCA revive its deferred indefinite strike, the Government will not allow Option-I to pensioners, as assured by Finance Minister.

WHY NJCA SHOULD REVIVE THE DEFERRED INDEFINITE STRIKE

SIGNIFICANCE OF CONFEDERATION’S ONE DAY STRIKE ON 16-03-2017

An article by M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation “We had been patiently waiting for a meaningful discussion on the matter ever since then. Not only there had been any worthwhile or meaningful discussions thereafter, but no settlement was also brought about till today, though more than six months have been elapsed……. Incidentally we feel that it must be our responsibility to convey to you that the Central Government employees throughout the country are extremely critical of the fact that the Government had not found it possible to accept even a single issue taken up by the staff side JCM after the 7th Central Pay Commission submitted its recommendations to the Government”.

= Excerpts from the letter written by Com. Shiv Gopal Misra, Secretary, National Council, JCM Staff Side and Convenor NJCA to Shri. Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Home Minister on 17-01-2017.

BJP-LED NDA GOVERNMENT SHOULD REMEMBER

You can fool some employees and pensioners for all times. You can fool all employees and pensioners for some time. But you cannot fool all employees and all pensioners for all times.

Employees and Pensioners are intelligent and they have the common sense to understand who is betraying them. History will not forgive those who are betraying the cause of 33 lakhs Central Govt. employees and 34 lakhs civilian pensioners.

1. GOVT. MADE IT CLEAR THAT WITHDRAWAL OF NPS IS NOT WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF NPS COMMITTEE. YOUNGER GENERATION EMPLOYEES CHEATED: Withdrawal of NPS or exemption from NPS was one of the most important demand of the NJCA in the 11th July 2016 deferred indefinite strike. In the statement issued by NJCA on 06-07-2016 after deferring the indefinite strike, it stated as follows:

“The NJCA particularly notes that the Government has set up a separate committee for reviewing the New Pension Scheme, which has been a matter of concern to all employees and workers who are recruited to Government service on or after 01-01-2004”.

It is true that Government has constituted an NPS Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension). This created a lot of hope among the younger generation employees as they have been made to believe that the committee will consider the demand of NJCA to scrap the NPS or at least exempt Central Government employees from NPS. But to the dismay of all, in the agenda notified by NPS Committee for discussion with staff side (JCM) on 10- 02-2017, the main issues such as (1) Scrapping of NPS (2) Guaranteed minimum pension to NPS subscribers ie; 50% of the last pay drawn should be guaranteed by Government as minimum pension, even if the returns from the annuity insurance scheme is less than 50% and (3) exemption of Central Government employees from the purview of NPS, are not included as agenda for discussion in the meeting. During the discussion with staff side on 10-02-2017, Additional Secretary (Pension) informed the following:

(1) Withdrawal of NPS is not within the purview of NPS Committee.

(2) There are three sub committees constituted on NPS (i) Committee chaired by Joint Secretary, Department of

Financial Services to look into investment, benefit and taxation, (ii) Committee chaired by Joint Secretary (Expenditure), Finance Ministry, with regard to finalising the accounting, implementation procedure and grievance redressal. (iii) Committee chaired by Additional Secretary (Pension) to formulate Rules and Regulations with regard to various benefits from NPS.

Thus it is made clear without any ambiguity that NPS Committee is constituted by the Government for further strengthening NPS and not for scrapping NPS or exempting from NPS as demanded by NJCA. Everybody knows that whether it is pay commission or NPS Committee, it cannot and will not make recommendations on any issue which are not included in the terms of reference of the Commission/Committee, specifically by the Government. Submitting memorandum to the NPS committee demanding scrapping of Page 2 of NPS or exemption from NPS may not serve any purpose, unless Government give clear mandate to the Committee to examine such a demand also. Thus, NDA Government has rejected the demand of NJCA either to scrap NPS or exempt from NPS. This is the real fact and there need not be any confusion in the mind of the employees. In order to compel the Government to accept the demand, there is no short-cut, other than reviving the indefinite strike.

Railway Federations demand also rejected:

Railway Federations have demanded exemption of Railway employees from the purview of NPS. Railway Ministers of UPA and NDA Government had forwarded the demand to the Government with their recommendations stating that Railways is second line of defence and as Military Personnel are already exempted from NPS, Railway employees should also be exempted from NPS. Earlier in a letter dated 15th May 2015 addressed to Railway Board, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services has informed as follows:-

“It may kindly be noted that, earlier a proposal to exempt paramilitary forces (ie. CRPF, BSF etc.) from the ambit of NPS was referred to a Group of Ministers (GoM) and was finally not approved by the Government………… You will agree that moving away from the earlier defined benefit based pension system was a conscious decision of the Government taken in view of the unsustainable pension liability of the Central Government……. In view of the above, request of the recognised Federations (AIRF & NFIR) for seeking exemption of the Railway Servants appointed on or after 01-01-2004 from the application of the NPS does not seem to be a feasible proposition.”

From the above reply, it is clear that Government is not going to exempt Railway employees or other Central Government employees from the purview of NPS, unless NJCA revive the indefinite strike and compel the Government to negotiate and settle the demand.

2. OPTION – I FOR PRE-2016 PENSIONERS REJECTED: In the meeting held on 30-06-2016, with Group of Ministers by JCM staff side, the Finance Minister had also clarified that Government has taken the decision to implement the recommendation of 7th CPC to bring about parity between past and present pensioners. (Vide NJCA Statement issued on 06-07-2016). Finance Minister categorically assured the NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016 that the Government has accepted the recommendation in toto and Pension department has only been asked to sort out the difficulties in implementation of Option-I, if any.

NJCA wrote to Finance Minister on 16-07-2016, as follows: “The issue of acceptance of Option-I and II was discussed with your goodself at the residence of Hon’ble Home Minister (Govt. of India) wherein Hon’ble Minister for Railways and Hon’ble MoS Railways were present. You had categorically agreed our demand that no dilution would be made in the options given to the Pensioners by the 7th CPC. It is unfortunate that a rider “subject to feasibility” has been imposed on Option-I. Sir, this is very unfair and we will appreciate, if you kindly get the sentence “subject to feasibility” removed from that order, to keep your promise also”.

But, Finance Minister had gone back from his assurance to JCM Staff side leaders and he refused to withdraw the condition “subject to feasibility”. In the letter dated 17-10-2016, addressed to Chairman of the “Pension Option-I Committee”, the Secretary, JCM staff side requested as follows:

“The attempt therefore must be to explore the ways and means of implementing the said recommendation which is beneficial to a large number of pensioners, especially those retired prior to 1996. In view of this, the staff side is of the firm view that the Government issue orders for implementation of Option-I as there is no room for stating that the recommendation is impossible to be implemented for those who are benefitted by the said option”.

Finally NJCA wrote a letter to Hon’ble Home Minister Shri. Rajnath Singh on 17-01-2017, requesting intervention. The letter reads as follows:

“The Central Government Pensioners numbering presently more than the working employees are aggrieved of the fact that the one and the only recommendation of the 7th CPC which was in their favour ie; Option-I have been recommended to be rejected by the Pension Department to the Government”.

Inspite of all these, the proposal is submitted to cabinet to reject Option-I. This underlines the fact that unless NJCA revive its deferred indefinite strike, the Government will not allow Option-I to pensioners, as assured by Finance Minister.

3. ARREARS ON ALLOWANCES INCLUDING HRA AND TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE IS GOING TO BE REJECTED:

Now it has become clear that the Government has constituted the Allowance Committee headed by Finance Secretary, mainly to delay the implementation of enhanced allowances and finally deny the arrears by implementing the revised allowance either from 01-01-2017 or from 01-04-2017. The four months time fixed for the Allowance Committee is already extended to six months upto 22-02-2017. Reserve Bank Governor, Dr. Urjit Patel had hinted to the media that the burden of payment of arrears during this financial year will not be there, meaning that Government may not give retrospective effect to the revised allowances. The RBI Governor, Dr. Urjit Patel made the following observations, which is published in the RBI website.

“The extension of two months given to the Ministry of Finance to receive the notification on higher allowances under the Pay Commission’s award could push its fuller effect into the next financial year rather than this financial year”.

Further, the Allowance Committee has not held any negotiation with the JCM Staff Side. It just heard the views of the staff side. The request of the JCM staff side to hold one more meeting with staff side NJCM was not favourably considered by the Finance Secretary, who is the Chairman of the Allowance Committee. No indication is given as to whether the percentage of HRA recommended by 7th CPC will be enhanced to 30%, 20% and 10%. The fate of other allowances are also the same. Unless NJCA take a firm stand and negotiate with the Government by reviving the indefinite strike, the employees will be placed in a desperate and helpless situation, if Government is allowed to unilaterally declare the HRA and other allowances, without retrospective effect from 01-01-2016, and also without much modification, thereby denying crores of rupees as arrears.

4. REVISION OF MINIMUM PAY, FITMENT FORMULA – HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE NOT YET CONSTITUTED:

While deferring the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016, as per the assurance given by the Group of Ministers, the NJCA in its statement dated 06-07-2016, stated as follows:

“The committee set up to look into the matter of minimum wage and fitment formula is expected to submit their report to the Government in the given time frame of not more than four months”.

Finance Ministry’s press statement issued on 06-07-2016 also stated as follows: “The Ministers assured the Union leaders that the issues raised by them would be considered by a High Level Committee”.

After one month, the NJCA wrote letters on 28-07-2016 to Hon’ble Home Minister, Finance Minister, Railway Minister and Cabinet Secretary in which it conveyed the following:

“It is a matter of concern that, despite elapsing of a pretty long time, nothing has been heard in this regard from the Government of India, which is leading to serious resentment amongst the Central Government employees.”

Again after two months the JCM staff side, Secretary, wrote a letter on 12-08-2016, to Shri. Arun Jaitely, Finance Minister – “We are expecting a quick action on the part of the Government to operationalise the assurance of setting up a High Level Committee to go into the Minimum Wage, Multiplication factor etc. However, we are disappointed that even after a lapse of more than a month, no orders have been issued by the Government in this regard ………. we therefore appeal to you that the concerned authorities may be asked to expedite the issuance of orders setting up the committee and finalisation of the report within the available time of remaining three months.”

A group of Senior Officers invited the JCM staff side on 30-08-2016 to discuss the grievances arising out of the recommendations related to 7th CPC. No High Level Committee was constituted and no terms of reference was notified. The second meeting with Group of seniors was held on24-10-2016.

Eventhough the group of senior officers held two round of discussion with JCM staff side, surprisingly they had not come prepared to discuss increase in minimum wage and fitment formula. They made a mockery of the meeting by disclosing in the first meeting that they are not fully aware of the details of the issues to be discussed and in the second meeting they told that they came for discussing allowances (though another committee under the chairmanship of Finance Secretary is constituted for allowances) and not minimum wage and fitment formulas. The JCM staffside leaders felt humiliated.

After that meeting, the JCM staff side wrote the following letter on 26-10-2016, to Hon’ble Finance Minister…..

“We (staff side) interacted with the said committee headed by Shri. P. K. Das, Addl. Secretary (Expenditure) on 24-10-2016. It would be quite appropriate to bring to your kind notice that, we have felt, during the course of meeting, that the proceedings of the committee are extremely disappointing and are left with the impression that committee is dilly-dallying the issue…………….. we are, therefore, left with no option, but to address this communication with the fervent hope that, your goodself will direct the said committee to interact with the staff side in a fruitful manner and arrive at a mutually agreeable proposal on the issue of minimum pay and fitment formula…. We have full trust and believe that, the Government would honour the decision taken in the meeting held on 30-06- 2016 in your benign presence and suitable direction will be given to the committee to complete the assigned task within the stipulated time frame in a satisfactory manner…. It would be the most unfortunate development, we regret to state, if we are constrained to tread the path of struggle once again in the event of the committee not coming up with a satisfactory settlement.”

Inspite of all these, after that (ie after 24-10-2016) no meeting of the group of senior officers was held and no discussion on minimum wage and fitment formula took place. The four months time fixed for the High Level Committee (which is yet to constituted) expired on 30-10-2016. Government has gone back from the most important assurance given to the NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016 by the Group of Cabinet Ministers. NJCA decided to defer the strike mainly because of this assurance of the Govt. that the Minimum pay and fitment formula will be enhanced. Now that Govt. has gone back and betrayed the entire Central Govt. employees and pensioners. NJCA has no other option but to revive the indefinite strike.

5. “VERY GOOD” BENCH MARK FOR MACP AND DENIAL OF PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY

Eversince, the MACP scheme was introduced in 2008, confederation and the JCM staff side has been demanding promotional hierarchy instead of grade pay hierarchy. Govt, instead of considering this genuine demand, suddenly issued orders imposing “very good” bench mark condition for MACP. The JCM staffside was not even consulted. JCM staff side, secretary wrote a letter to cabinet secretary on 28-07-2016 as follows:

“The Govt. has accepted one of the adverse recommendations of 7th CPC without holding any consultation with the staff side. The recommendation of the 7th CPC regarding bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPs, to be enhanced from “Good” to “very good”, has been accepted by the Govt. without considering the implication on the morale of the Central Government employees… We are of the firm opinion that Govt. should reconsider their decision on the above issues and we request you to kindly withdraw the same.”
Subsequently the case was discussed in the JCM standing committee meeting also on 25-10-2016, as an agenda item given by staff side. Inspite of all these, the Government is not ready to withdraw or modify the orders.
This shows the attitude of the BJP led NDA Govt. towards JCM staff side and Central Govt. employees.

6. NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE

The National Anomaly Committee was constituted on 09-09-2016. Two meetings are held to discuss the anomaly regarding calculation of Disability Pension for Defence force personnel. As per the definition of anomaly notified by the Government no genuine “anomaly” can be termed as “anomaly”. Hence the JCM staff side has demanded to modify the definition of anomaly, as defined in earlier National Anomaly Committees constituted by Govt. at the time of previous pay commissions. But till this day, Govt. has not conceded the request of the staff side.

7. OTHER ISSUES RAISED IN THE CHARTER OF DEMANDS SUCH AS GDS ISSUES, CASUAL-CONTRACT LABOUR’S ISSUES, UPGRADATION OF LDC PAY SCALE, PARITY WITH CENTRAL SECRETARIAT SERVICES, AUTONOMOUS BODY PENSIONER’S CASE, EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK, REDUCTION OF CCL, RESTORATION OF ADVANCES ETC.
None of the above demands are discussed with the JCM staff side.

WHY INDEFINITE STRIKE SHOULD BE REVIVED BY NJCA

From the above it is clear that the Government has gone back from all the assurances and is not ready to take the JCM staffside seriously. All the employees and pensioners are totally disappointed and are voicing their anger and protest through various forums including social media. It is in this background the much awaited meeting of NJCA was held on 17- 01-2017. Unfortunately, no consensus decision for revival of the deferred indefinite strike could be taken in the NJCA meeting. As stated above, the revival of the indefinite strike is the only option left before the NJCA.

SIGNIFICANCE OF 16th MARCH 2017, ONE DAY STRIKE OF CONFEDERATION The 25th National Conference of the Confederation of Central Govt. employees & Workers, held at Chennai had taken a decision to request all constituents of NJCA to revive the deferred indefinite strike, if the Government is not ready to honour its commitment before 30th October 2016, ie; before the four months timeline fixed for fulfilling the assurances given to the NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016 by none other than the senior cabinet Ministers, Shri. Rajnath Singh, Shri. Arun Jaitley and Shri. Suresh Prabhu.

The AIC further decided that, in case NJCA is not ready to revive the deferred indefinite strike, the confederation should organise independent trade union action including strike. Confederation strongly feels that, now that almost eight months are over after the “sacred” assurances given by Honourable Ministers, there is no meaning in going on waiting indefinitely. Further Govt. has already conveyed its decision that Option-I for Pensioners is rejected and withdrawal of NPS is not within the purview of NPS committee. Govt. had unilaterally imposed “adverse” conditions for grant of MACP. Allowances are already delayed for 14 months (from the date of effect of 7th CPC) and the arrears are likely to be denied. The so called “High Level Committee” is yet to be constituted.

As no consensus decision for revival of indefinite strike could be taken in the NJCA, confederation has decided to organise one day nationwide protest strike on 16th March, 2017. Response from employees & participation in the countrywide demonstrations, Mass Dharnas and 15th December 2016 Parliament March was unprecedented and magnificent. About more than 13 lakhs Central Government employees will participate in the strike. After reviewing the participation, confederation will decide future course of action including indefinite strike, if situation warrants.

The National Secretariat of the Confederation calls upon all Central Government employees to make the one day strike a grand success by ensuring your participation in the strike.

AWAKE, ARISE, UNITE COMRADES!
RALLY ROUND CONFEDETATION!!

“UNITY FOR STRUGGLE AND STRUGGLE FOR UNITY” “An iron-like determination is the guarantee for success of every movement, this should not be forgotten even for a moment. However ruthless may be the ruling class, they cannot change the tide of the history. It is the masses that alone can bring real change through their indomitable strength and courage. It is not the question of appealing to the sense of injustices of the Government, but the relative strength of the organised movements and the forces combating it, that is going to decide the course of history”.

= Late Com. K. G. Bose, the spark that revolutionised the Central Govt. employees movement with the message of “unity for struggle and struggle for unity”.

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M. Krishnan
Secretary General Confederation
Mob & WhatsApp : 09447068125
email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

REVISION OF MINIMUM PAY, FITMENT FORMULA – HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE NOT YET CONSTITUTED:

While deferring the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016, as per the assurance given by the Group of Ministers, the NJCA in its statement dated 06-07-2016, stated as follows:

“The committee set up to look into the matter of minimum wage and fitment formula is expected to submit their report to the Government in the given time frame of not more than four months”.

Finance Ministry’s press statement issued on 06-07-2016 also stated as follows: “The Ministers assured the Union leaders that the issues raised by them would be considered by a High Level Committee”.

After one month, the NJCA wrote letters on 28-07-2016 to Hon’ble Home Minister, Finance Minister, Railway Minister and Cabinet Secretary in which it conveyed the following:

“It is a matter of concern that, despite elapsing of a pretty long time, nothing has been heard in this regard from the Government of India, which is leading to serious resentment amongst the Central Government employees.”

Again after two months the JCM staff side, Secretary, wrote a letter on 12-08-2016, to Shri. Arun Jaitely, Finance Minister – “We are expecting a quick action on the part of the Government to operationalise the assurance of setting up a High Level Committee to go into the Minimum Wage, Multiplication factor etc. However, we are disappointed that even after a lapse of more than a month, no orders have been issued by the Government in this regard ………. we therefore appeal to you that the concerned authorities may be asked to expedite the issuance of orders setting up the committee and finalisation of the report within the available time of remaining three months.”

A group of Senior Officers invited the JCM staff side on 30-08-2016 to discuss the grievances arising out of the recommendations related to 7th CPC. No High Level Committee was constituted and no terms of reference was notified. The second meeting with Group of seniors was held on24-10-2016.

Even Though the group of senior officers held two round of discussion with JCM staff side, surprisingly they had not come prepared to discuss increase in minimum wage and fitment formula. They made a mockery of the meeting by disclosing in the first meeting that they are not fully aware of the details of the issues to be discussed and in the second meeting they told that they came for discussing allowances (though another committee under the chairmanship of Finance Secretary is constituted for allowances) and not minimum wage and fitment formulas. The JCM staff side leaders felt humiliated.

After that meeting, the JCM staff side wrote the following letter on 26-10-2016, to Hon’ble Finance Minister…..

“We (staff side) interacted with the said committee headed by Shri. P. K. Das, Addl. Secretary (Expenditure) on 24-10-2016. It would be quite appropriate to bring to your kind notice that, we have felt, during the course of meeting, that the proceedings of the committee are extremely disappointing and are left with the impression that committee is dilly-dallying the issue…………….. we are, therefore, left with no option, but to address this communication with the fervent hope that, your goodself will direct the said committee to interact with the staff side in a fruitful manner and arrive at a mutually agreeable proposal on the issue of minimum pay and fitment formula…. We have full trust and believe that, the Government would honour the decision taken in the meeting held on 30-06- 2016 in your benign presence and suitable direction will be given to the committee to complete the assigned task within the stipulated time frame in a satisfactory manner…. It would be the most unfortunate development, we regret to state, if we are constrained to tread the path of struggle once again in the event of the committee not coming up with a satisfactory settlement.”

In Spite of all these, after that (ie after 24-10-2016) no meeting of the group of senior officers was held and no discussion on minimum wage and fitment formula took place. The four months time fixed for the High Level Committee (which is yet to constituted) expired on 30-10-2016. Government has gone back from the most important assurance given to the NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016 by the Group of Cabinet Ministers. NJCA decided to defer the strike mainly because of this assurance of the Govt. that the Minimum pay and fitment formula will be enhanced. Now that Govt. has gone back and betrayed the entire Central Govt. employees and pensioners. NJCA has no other option but to revive the indefinite strike.

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Allowance Committee may submit its report on 20th February 2017

Federation Leaders associated with National Council JCM are keep telling that Allowance Committee might submit its report on 20th February 2017. The CG Staff are already very much upset over the Government’s deliberate attempt to delay the payment of Allowances by constituting many committees. Because the payment of revised Allowances  is considered will impact the Governments Exchequers.

Lot of Committees formed and Meetings held after the Notification issued for implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations. But there is no any fruitful outcome from these meetings. No sign of making decisions which satisfy the Central government employees.

Had the Allowance like HRA is paid in revised rates from the date of Notification ie 25th July 2016, it seems more beneficial than waiting for the subcommittee reports. Because if revised allowances are not given retrospective effect, it will be a huge loss for Central Government Servants.

Reports suggests that the Allowance Committee may submit its report on 20th February 2017 and it will be notified with effect from 1st April 2017. Federation sources told that It is unacceptable and we will fight it out until the revised allowances implemented with effect from 1.1.2016

Read at http://www.gservants.com/2017/02/17/allowance-committee-may-submit-its-report-on-20th-february-2017/15706/

Friday, February 17, 2017

7th Pay Commission: Narendra Modi govt approves 300 per cent salary hike for UPSC chief, members

New Delhi, Feb 16: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday cleared the proposal of salary hike of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) chairperson as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. After President’s approval, UPSC chairman shall receive a pay of Rs 2,50,000 and each of the other members shall receive a pay of Rs 2,25,000 per mensem under the 7th Pay Commission. Before the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, chairman and members of the UPSC, a constitutional body that conducts the prestigious civil services examination, used to get a monthly salary of Rs 90,000.

“The hike in salary was necessitated due to implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s (7CPC) recommendation that has resulted in increase of salaries of all Central government employees,” a senior government official said. “The salary of UPSC chief will now be that of Cabinet Secretary and members’ monthly remuneration will be that drawn by a secretary-level officer,” he said. (ALSO READ: Committee of Secretaries might submit report on higher allowance on February 20)

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended a 14 per cent hike in salary to government officials, which has been accepted by the government. As per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the minimum salary of a central government employees has been increased from the current Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000 per month. The salary of cabinet secretaries has been increased up to a minimum of Rs 2.5 lakh per month against the current salary of Rs 90,000. The gratuity ceiling has been increased from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.

The UPSC conducts civil services examination annually in three stages — preliminary, main and interview– to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS), among others.

Read at:http://www.india.com/news/india/7th-pay-commission-narendra-modi-govt-approves-300-per-cent-salary-hike-for-upsc-chief-members-1844786/

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One year after 7th Pay Commission implementation, government set to clear revised allowances for central staff

A year after implementation of the new pay- and pension-related recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC), the government is likely to approve the revised allowances proposed by it for central government staff after the ongoing state elections are over, by March 15.

 Taking note of employees’ representations, a finance secretary-led panel is looking at HRA of 30% of basic pay for those in cities with a population of over 5 million, against 24% recommended by CPC, the sources said. (Reuters)

A year after implementation of the new pay- and pension-related recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC), the government is likely to approve the revised allowances proposed by it for central government staff after the ongoing state elections are over, by March 15. The reworked allowances are likely to be effective from April 1 and at least in the case of the employees in metro cities, the house rent allowances (HRA) could be a little more generous than the CPC’s award, sources told FE.

Taking note of employees’ representations, a finance secretary-led panel is looking at HRA of 30% of basic pay for those in cities with a population of over 5 million, against 24% recommended by CPC, the sources said. In the Sixth CPC award period (2006-2015), HRA was 30% for these cities. A draft Cabinet note for implementation of the revised allowances would be circulated soon, the sources said. HRA accounts for about 60% of the total allowances bill.

The financial implication of revised allowances would be broadly in line with the CPC’s estimate of around R29,300 crore (including for the railways) in the first year. The secretaries’ panel is reviewing the commission’s recommendations pertaining to allowances including rationalisation of some 196 existing benefits. The pay panel has suggested the abolition of 52 benefits and merger of 36 with existing ones to end their separate identities.

With just R4,500 crore additional allocation in the Budget (factoring in business-as-usual growth) for allowances and assuming R7,600 crore expenditure would be borne by the railways, the additional allocation required from the general Budget could be around R17,000 crore, sources said.

This, they added, could be managed without much stress on other expenditure heads, provided the budgeted revenue receipts hold good. Given that currency notes extinguished (reported estimates vary from R30,000 crore to R1.5 lakh crore) as well as extra taxes to be paid by people under the two income disclosure schemes (IDS and PMGKY), the government has enough cushion next year, the sources said, even as many analysts reckon that the Budget assumptions were based on optimistic estimates of nominal GDP growth for FY17 and hence FY18.

On June 29, 2016, the government accepted the pay- and pension-related recommendations of CPC for over 10 million central government staffers and pensioners, entailing additional cost of R84,933 crore in FY17. In the FY18 Budget, the government has not explicitly provided for additional costs to be incurred after implementation of the revised allowances under CPC. The Centre’s allowance expenditure is pegged at R69,222 crore (excluding defence) in FY18, just 7% higher than R64,677 crore in FY17, factoring in business-as-usual growth in expenditure.

“It was a conscious decision not to provide for additional expenditure towards allowances in the FY18 Budget as the secretaries’ committee had not finalised its report. We will provide for it as and when a decision is taken in this regard,” a senior finance ministry official said.

Some government employees see the formation of the secretary panel itself as a delaying tactic, which helped the government save on additional costs towards allowances in FY17 and redeployed the resources to give a spending boost of R36,000 crore to various programmes.

Unlike pay and pension, allowances are paid prospectively. Salary revision took effect from January 1, 2016. The pay panel had given an overall 23.55% increase in pay, allowances and pensions, including 16% pay rise, 63% surge in allowances and 23.6% increase in pension.

Read at:http://www.financialexpress.com/economy/one-year-after-7th-pay-commission-implementation-government-set-to-clear-revised-allowances-for-central-staff/554784/

Defence services put forth grievances before the anomalies committee of 7 CPC

The anomaly committee on allowances constituted for the 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) has provided a direct hearing to the defence services for their grievances related to allowances recommended by the Pay Commission. This is probably the first time when an opportunity of hearing has been provided to the defence establishment by an anomaly committee. Sources say the hearing was provided recently by the Committee in a positive backdrop and the views of the defence services were fully supported by the Ministry of Defence.

The views of the three services have been entertained by the committee in compliance with the interim directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a writ petition filed by a serving officer, Col Preet Pal Singh Grewal.

MoD sources also point out that many issues affecting allowances of defence services were placed before the committee including the discriminatory hardship allowances wherein an IPS officer was eligible for approximately Rs 55,000 as hardship allowance in Leh, his military counterpart was entitled only for about Rs 10,000.

Similarly while the civil servants were entitled to the same amount of 55,000 in Shillong, the defence officers were denied any allowance in that area. It was also pointed out to the committee that while many beneficial military allowances were extended to the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) over the years, the same reciprocity was not shown to the defence services when allowances admissible to CAPFs were found more beneficial.

It was stated that while many organisations such as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Rapid Action Force (RAF) and National Investigation Agency (NIA) were paid allowances calculated on percentage of pay, the defence services were paid at fixed slabs.

The committee was also informed that while the 7th CPC had favoured providing House Rent Allowance to personnel other than commissioned officers staying at barracks due to functional/administrative requirements, the same was not extended to commissioned officers forced to stay in Officers’ Mess premises due to similar reasons.

The high court had directed the consideration of grievances of the defence services by the anomaly committee on the prayer of the officer who had said in his petition that the views of all stakeholders must be heard before submission of the report. He had pointed out that while civilian establishments were being provided the opportunity to present their cases before the anomaly committee, the said process was not being followed for the defence services.

The Colonel had petitioned that since the armed forces were prohibited from forming associations, it was important to provide an alternative institutional mechanism where the defence establishment could put across their views for resolution of such anomalies.

Sources say that while the Anomaly Committee had more or less finished its job, the report would probably be submitted after elections to the five states have been completed.

Read at http://indianexpress.com/article/india/defence-services-put-forth-grievances-before-the-anomalies-committee-of-7-cpc-4525158/

Notification under Section 7 of Aadhaar Act, 2016 for identified schemes of DoPT

 MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 15th February, 2017

S.O. 455(E).—Whereas, the use of Aadhaar as identity document for delivery of services or benefits or subsidies simplifies the Government delivery processes, brings in transparency and efficiency, and enables beneficiaries to get their entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner and Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity;

And whereas, the schemes specified in the Table below involve expenditure incurred from the consolidated fund of India;

TABLE
Sl. No.Name of the SchemeEligible beneficiaries / Service enablers for the purpose of Direct Benefit Transfer
1.Conduct of Yoga Classes at Grih Kalyan KendrasYoga Instructors
2.Annual Grant to Grih Kalyan KendrasStaff of Grih Kalyan Kendras
3.Assistance for come and play schemeGovernment employees availing the facility
4.Coaching Academies and summer camps by the Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports BoardCoaches
Now, therefore, in pursuance of the provisions of section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (18 of 2016) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), the Central Government in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training hereby notified the following, namely:––

1. (1) Individuals (eligible beneficiaries or service enablers) desirous of availing benefits under the schemes specified in the Table above are hereby required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo Aadhaar authentication.

(2) An individual desirous of availing benefits under the schemes specified in the above Table and is not yet enrolled for Aadhaar shall have to apply for Aadhaar enrolment by 28th February, 2017, in case he is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per the provisions of section 3 of said Act and such individual may visit any Aadhaar enrolment center (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.

(3) As per regulation 12 of the Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, Grih Kalyan Kendras and the Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board are required to offer enrolment facilities for the beneficiaries who are not yet enrolled for Aadhaar and in absence of such Aadhaar enrolment centers located in the vicinity, the Grih Kalyan Kendras and the Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board may provide enrolment facilities at convenient locations in coordination with the existing Registrars of UIDAI or may provide Aadhaar enrolment facilities by becoming UIDAI Registrar:

Provided that till the time Aadhaar is assigned to the individual, benefits under the said schemes shall be given to the individual, subject to the production of the following documents, namely:––

(a)  (i) Aadhaar enrolment ID slip if he or she has enrolled; or
(ii) a copy of request made for Aadhaar enrolment as specified in sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 2; and

(b)  (i) Bank Passbook along with Photo; or (ii) Voter’s ID card; or (iii) PAN card; or (iv) Passport; or (v) Driving License; or (vi) Ration card; or (vii) Photo ID card issued by the Government:
Provided further that the above said documents shall be checked by an officer, specifically designated by Grih Kalyan Kendras and the Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board, for their respective schemes.

2. (1) In order to provide convenient and hassle free delivery of benefits, Grih Kalyan Kendras and the Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board shall make all the arrangements including wide publicity through notices shall be given to service enablers or beneficiaries to make them aware of the requirements of Aadhaar to receive the benefits under the said schemes and in case they are not enrolled, they may be advised to get themselves enrolled at the nearest enrolment centers by 28th February, 2017.

(2) In case beneficiaries are not able to enroll due to non availability of enrolment centers in the vicinity, Grih Kalyan Kendras and Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board are required to create enrolment facilities at convenient locations by coordinating with UIDAI Registrars. The beneficiaries may be requested to register their request for enrolment by giving their details, such as, name, address, mobile number, etc., to Grih Kalyan Kendras and Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board .

  Also Read : Clarification on Option and Pay Fixation in 7th CPC
3. This notification shall come into effect from the date of its publication in all the States except the States of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir.

[F. No. 1194940/CWO/2016-DBT CELL]
DEVESH CHATURVEDI, Jt. Secy.
Signed  copy
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2017 – DOPT

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 23rd January, 2017

G.S.R. 69(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to the article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely : –

1. (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2017

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 56, in clause (d), after the sixth proviso, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:–

“Provided also that notwithstanding anything contained in the fifth proviso, the Central Government may, if considers necessary, in public interest, so to do, give an extension in service for a further period not exceeding one year beyond the said period of two years to the Foreign Secretary”.

[F. No. 26012/1/2017-Estt. (A-IV)]

GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy.

Source::http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/26012_1_2017-Estt.A-IV-23012017.pdf

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One day Strike on 16th March 2017 – CGA Orders

No.A-12017/1/2010/MF.CGA(A)/NGE/Assoc-Agi/1224
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts

Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
E Block, GPO complex, INA
New Delhi-110023

Dated: 13th February, 2017

Subject: One Day Strike on 16th March, 2017.

Reference is invited to this office 0M of even no.502 dated 18th January, 2017. All India Civil Accounts Employees Association has intimated that the proposed One Day Strike on 15th February, 2017 has been to 16th March, 2017.

2. Attention is invited to the provisions of Government of India (Ministry of Home Affairs) 0M No.25/23/66-Estt(A) dated 09.12.1966 (reproduced as G.l. decision No.2 below Rule 7 of CCS (Conduct) Rules, which inter-alia provides that under Rule 7 (ii) of rules ibid, a Government servant shall NOT resort to or in any way abet any form of strike in connection with any matter to his service or the service of any other Government employees. If any Government servant resorts to any action in violation of Rule 7 (ii) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, disciplinary action would have to be taken against him.

3. Attention is also invited to proviso to FR 17(I) according to which any employee(s) who is absent from duty without permission shall not be entitled to any pay and allowances during the period of absence. Further, unauthorized absence shall be deemed to cause an interruption or break in service Of the employee under FR 17(A).

4. In this regard, the following decisions of the Supreme Court may also be brought to the of the employees under your Ministry/Department. The Supreme Court has held in the Case Of T.K.Rangarajan Vs. Govt. of Tamil Nadu that no right exists with the Govt. employees to strike, whether fundamental, statutory or an equitable right. In All India Bank Employees Association Vs. National Industrial Tribunal & Ors„ (1962 (3) SCR 269) the Constition Bench of the Suprerne Court specifically held that even very liberal interpretation of sub-clause (C) of Clause (1) of Article 19 of the Constitution cannot lead to the conclusion that the trade unions have a guaranteed right to strike, either as part of collective bargaing or otherwise. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court also agreed that going on strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by Government Employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with law. Hence, once it is proved that an employee has committed the of going on a strike in any form, the Supreme Court has held in Bank of India vs. TS Kelawala [1990 (4) SLR 249] that he will have to face the consequences which may include deduction of wages and even dismissal from service.
5. In this context, it is clarified that strike means refusal of work or stoppage or slowing down of work by a group of employees acting in combination and includes:-

vii) mass abstention from work without permission which is wrongly described mass Casual Leave.

viii) refusal to work on overtime where such overtime work is necessary in public interest.

ix) resort to practice or conduct which is likely to result in or results in the cessation or substantial retardation of work in any organization. Such practice include what are ‘go-slow’, ‘sit-down’, “pen-down’, ‘stay-in’. ‘token’, ‘sympathetic’ or any other similar strike as also absence from work for participation in a ‘Bandh’ or similar movements.

6. Accordingly, Casual Leave or any other kind of leave, if applied for, should not be sanctioned to the officers and employees during the period of proposed One Day Strike on 16th March, 2017 and it should be ensured that the striking activities are not allowed inside and around the office premises. It may also be ensured that the employees, who intend to attend their office work despite the call for the strike, are not prevented from attending the office by the striking employees. Suitable contingency plan may be worked out for carrying out the various functions in field offices and Principal Accounts Offices.

7. The above instructions may be brought to the notice of staff working under your control. All the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs are requested to deal with the cases in respect of employees, Who resort to action as above, in the light of above referred instructions.

8. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

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(Sandeep Malhotra)
Sr. Accounts Officer

Source:http://cga.nic.in//writereaddata/file/OMStrike122413022017.pdf

Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Amendment to rules on computer Advance to Railway Servants

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

No.I/11-Part I
PC-VII No.: 15/2017
RBE No. 10/2017

No.F(E)Spl./2016/ADV.4/1(7th CPC)

New Delhi, Dated: 07-02-2017

The General Managers and FA&CAOs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per standard List)

Subject: Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Amendment to rules on computer Advance to Railway Servants.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No.12(1)E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016  have amended the eligibility criteria in the existing provisions relating to the grant of personal Computer Advance.

2. Amendment conditions of grant of Computer Advance are as follows:
AdvanceQuantumEligibility Criteria
Personal Computer Advanceƻ50,000/- or actual price of PC, whichever is lower.All Government Servants
The Computer Advance will be allowed maximum five times in the entire service.
3 The other terms and conditions governing the grant of Personal computer advance shall remain unchanged.. Further, Ministry of Finance in their ibid OM have also decided that the other interest bearing advances relating to Motor Car Advance and Motorcycle/Scooter/Moped Advance will stand discontinued.
4. The above mentioned OM of Ministry of Finance relating to grant of Interest bearing advances will apply mutatis – mutandis to Railway employees also.

4.1 So far as the interest free advances are concerned, Bicycle and warm clothing advances stands abolished for Railway employees also in terms of MoF’s decision.

4.2 Orders relating to other interest free advances will be issued separately separately by concerned Directorates.

5. Necessary/Advance Correction slip to the chapter XI of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I Revised Edition, 1989 will follow.

6. The revised orders are effective from 07.10.2016 i.e the date of the issue of the aforesaid OM of the Ministry of Finance. Past Cases where the advances have already been sanctioned under the provisions of earlier rules on the subject need not be reopened.

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

8. Hindi version will follow.

(A.C.Jain)
Dy.Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board.
Source: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UMDlLcHNlMU5xaWViMjRKeEZwTDkybmxwYzB3/view






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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Misusing LTC? Govt warns employees of disciplinary action

Central government employees found misusing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) will face disciplinary action, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has warned.

A government employee gets reimbursement of tickets for to-and-fro journey, in addition to leaves, when he avails LTC.

As per fresh guidelines by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the employees are required to submit a declaration that he and the members of the family in respect of whom the claim is submitted have indeed travelled upto the declared place of visit.

The declaration is required in the cases where a government servant travels on LTC up to the nearest airport, railway station or bus terminal by authorised mode of transport and undertakes rest of the journey to the declared place of visit by private transport or own arrangement (such as personal vehicle or private taxi etc.).

"Furnishing of false information will attract disciplinary action," the DoPT said in a directive issued to secretaries of all central government departments.

The Centre is trying to put a strict system in place to check misuse of LTC after it had noticed certain instances where some of its employees allegedly colluded with private travel agents to submit inflated airfare to clandestinely obtain undue benefits like free boarding, lodging, transport or cash refunds.

"If public transport is available in a particular area, the government servant will be reimbursed the fare admissible for journey by otherwise entitled mode of public transport from the nearest airport, railway station or bus terminal to the declared place of visit by shortest direct route," it said.

In case, there is no public transport available in a particular stretch of journey, the government servant may be reimbursed as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 kms covered by the private or personal transport based on a self-certification from the government servant, the DoPT said. Beyond that, the expenditure shall be borne by the employee himself.

Read at:http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/misusing-ltc-govt-warns-employees-of-disciplinary-action-117021300224_1.html

7th Pay Commission: Why is Narendra Modi government dilly dallying to implement higher allowances?

 In last one year a lot have been spoken about the higher allowances under the 7th pay Commission by the Union Government officials and along with several other members of various central government employees union. But it is strange that an important issue – on employees higher allowances – has now been strangely absent from the government agenda, due to which there is no final outcome.

The real question which comes in front of central government employees is that after the approval of 7th Pay Commission recommendations on July 1, 2016; Why is Narendra Modi government is dilly-dallying to implement the recommendations under the higher allowances?

Some reports suggest that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had first claimed that the higher allowances must be implemented after four months of the basic pay hike but it failed to come true. Some suggest that complicated bureaucracy is stopping the government to implement higher allowances.

Almost 15 months have passed since the Union Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a detailed report on 7th Pay Commission and seven months have elapsed since the Union Cabinet approved the 7CPC recommendations for salary hike of central government employees, but the government is still dilly dallying for the higher allowances.

The government has decided to give higher basic pay in August 2016 with arrears, which will be effective from January 1, 2016, to its employees on the recommendations of a high-powered committee headed by retired judge Ashok Lavasa. But the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance referred to the high-powered committee recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

As per now, the central government employees are paid allowances according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification. In October 2016, Ashok Lavasa said, “We are ready to submit our report, whenever Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up”.
But the union government gave an extension to the high-powered committee up to February 22, 2017, on the pretext of demonetisation and the government said that the cash crunch was the reason behind the delay in announcing higher allowances.

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

Also, the delay in the implementation of higher allowances has caused tremendous frustration among employees. There are chances that the BJP led NDA government may face a backlash in the assembly elections in the five states, two of which is ruled by the party either directly or in an alliance.

Read at;http://www.india.com/news/india/7th-pay-commission-why-is-narendra-modi-government-dilly-dallying-to-implement-higher-allowances-1832767/

Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of Non-matric MTS ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate grounds:CGDA

CGDA
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi cantt – 110 010

No.AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/Corrsp/Vol-I

Dated 01-02-2017

To

All PCsDA/CsDA/PCof a(Fys)Kolkata

Subject: Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate grounds.

This office is receiving several references from various controller offices seeking clarification regarding pay fixation under Seventh CPC in respect of “Trainee” appointed on compassionate ground without acquiring minimum educational qualification in the pay scale of Rs.4440/-  – 7440/- (Pre-revised) without any Grade Pay. Such trainees are to be placed in the pay Band-I (5200-20200) with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- only on acquiring the minimum qualification prescribed under the recruitment rules. However, under the 7th CPC, neither any specific pay Matrix/Level not the manner for fixation of pay in respect of MTS Trainee has been prescribed.

2. In this regard, it is intimated that matter already stands referred to the Ministry for furnishing necessary clarification/guidelines to regulate the pay fixation of trainees under Seventh CPC. Reply of the same is still awaited. As and when, replly is received from the Ministry, the same will be widely publicized. Hence, it is requested to await for orders/clarification from the Ministry in the regard.

3. This is for your information and necessary action please.

(Kavita Garg)
Sr.Dy.CGDA (AN)

Source: http://cgda.nic.in/adm/circular/anX_322017.pdf



Sunday, February 12, 2017

Opening of the first batch of new Post Office Passport

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) announced on 24 January, 2017 their decision to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO) in the various States as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens of our country. The objective of this partnership is to extend passport services on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage.

The pilot projects for this joint venture between MEA and DOP was inaugurated on 25 January, 2017 at the HPO at Mysuru in Karnataka by Shri Ananth Kumar, Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs; and at the Post Office at Dahod in Gujarat by Gen (Retd.) Dr. V.K.Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, and Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Government of India. The POPSK at these two places have been running successfully since their inauguration. One hundred appointments are being released every day for each of these POPSK.

With the successful operationalization of these two pilot projects, the Government has now decided to scale up this programme by opening 56 POPSKs at the following places in the first batch of expansion:
LocationsStatePassport Office
1. Kurnool
2. Kadappa 
Andhra PradeshVishakhapatnam
3. SilcharAssamGuwahati
4. Purnia,
5. Gopalganj
6. Muzaffarpur
7. Bhagalpur
8. Siwan
BiharPatna
9. SurgujaChhattisgarhRaipur
10.DamanDamanMumbai
11. DiuDiuAhmedabad
12. SilvasaDadra & Nagar HaveliMumbai
13. East Delhi,
14. Noth East Delhi,
15. North West Delhi
16. South Delhi
17. West Delhi
DelhiDelhi
18. Bhuj
19. Palanpur
GujaratAhmedabad
20. Hisar
21. Karnal
HaryanaChandigarh
22. FaridabadDelhi
23. Palampur
24. Hamirpur
Himachal PradeshShimla
25. Leh
26. Udhampur
J&KSrinagar
27. JamshedpurJharkhandRanchi
28. Dhanbad
29. Deoghar
30. Belgaum
31. Devangere
32. Hassan
33. Gulbarga
KarnatakaBengaluru
34. PathanamthittaKeralaTrivandrum
35. KasargodKozhikode
36. KavarattiLakshadweepCochin
37. Gwalior
38. Satna
39. Jabalpur
40. Vidisha
Madhya PradeshBhopal
41. Rourkela
42. Sambalpur
43. Koraput
OdishaBhubaneshwar
44. Kota
45. Jaisalmer
46. Jhunjhunu
47. Bikaner
48. Jhalawar
RajasthanJaipur
49. SalemTamil NaduCoimbatore
50. VelloreChennai
51. Mehbubnagar
52. Warangal
TelanganaHyderabad
53. Asansol
54. Nadia
55. North Dinajpur
56. North Kolkata
West BengalKolkata

MEA and DOP are working closely for the early commencement of passport related services at the above mentioned POPSK. Once fully functional, applicants who apply for their passports on-line through the Passport Portal will be able to schedule an appointment at the above POPSK to complete the formalities necessary prior to the issue of the passport.

Following the liberalization of passport policies announced on 23 December, 2016, we have seen nearly 30% surge in demand for passports. For example, a record number of 53,400 applications were processed on 7.2.2017 out of which 49,259 were fresh applications. This is the highest since the commencement of the Passport Seva Project. Our Passport Offices are conducting special Passport Melas during the weekends to cater to the increasing demand for passports.

The pilot projects of the Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) have been running successfully at Mysuru and Dahod. We have been releasing 100 appointments for Mysuru and Dahod POPSK per day with cent per cent utilization. Appointments for Mysuru are now available in ten days while at Dahod it is available the next day.

These are clear indicators that the liberalization of the passport policies and opening of the POPSK have been successful efforts of the Government that have been welcomed by our citizens. We expect that opening of these additional POPSK would further help our citizens in getting passports easily.

Source:PIB

Comprehensive Transfer Policy Exemption from 5 years service condition-Railway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways/Production units
(AS per standard List)

Sub:- Comprehensive Transfer Policy Exemption from 5 years service condition.
Ref :- Railway Board’s letter No.E(O)III-2014 dated 31.08.2015

Attention is invited to para (Xi) of Board’s letter referred to above on Subject wherein it was stated that in the case of Railway employee’s no inter railway Transfer requests be considered till completion of five (05) years of joining Railway

2 References have been received from Zonal Railways seeking clarifications in connection with the condition of five years. particularly its applicability to requests for transfers sought on mutual exchange on spouse basis etc. Both Staff Federations viz AIRF and NFIR have also raised this issue. The matter has been considered by the competent authority and in partial modification of Boards letter referred above , it has been now decided that the following categories of Transfers in the case of non-gezetted staff be exempted from condition of minmimum of five (05) years service

(i) Transfers sought on mutual exchange basis;
(ii) Transfers sought on spouse ground:
(iii) Railway servants who are care-givers to a disabled child and
(iv) Physically handicapped Railway Servants.

Other terms and conditions governing such transfers remain unchanged

Hindi version follow.

(M.K.Meena)
Deputy Director Estt (N)
Railway Board

Source:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UTG1wa1dyM2lBU2Jic044akZxX2hJNmdaMXlB/view

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of procedural requirements- Clarification reg.

No.31011/3/2015-Estt.(A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated February 9, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of procedural requirements- Clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para 8 and 9 of the Guidelines enclosed in this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 18.2.2016 on the above noted subject and to say that the issues have been revisited. It has been decided that the cases where a Government servant travels on LTC upto the nearest airport/railway station/ bus terminal by authorized mode of transport and undertakes rest of the journey to the declared place of visit by private transport/ own arrangement (such as personal vehicle or private taxi etc.), may be dealt with as follows:-

(a) In all such cases the Government servant may be required to submit a declaration that he and the members of the family in respect of whom the claim is submitted have indeed travelled upto the declared place of visit.

(b) If a public transport is available in a particular area, the Government servant will be reimbursed the fare admissible for journey by otherwise entitled mode of public transport from the nearest airport/railway station/bus terminal to the declared place of visit by shortest direct route.

(c) In case, there is no public transport available in a particular stretch of journey, the Government servant may be reimbursed as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 Kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the Government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant.

(d) Furnishing of false information will attract disciplinary action under the CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965.

Note: For the purpose of these rules, the expression ‘Public Transport” means all vehicles, including trains and airplanes operated by the Tourism Development Corporations in the Public Sector, State Transport Corporations and Transport services run by other Government or local bodies.

sd/-
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



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