Saturday, 29 March 2014

Minutes of the 1st meeting of the 7th Pay Commission Committee (PCC) held on 26.02.2014






Source -INDWF

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Services in PB-3 and PB-4

No. AB.14017/30/2011-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi, the 25th March, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Services in PB-3 and PB-4.
A reference is invited to this Department OM No._AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 24.04.09 on the above subject. The details of batch of the officers belonging to the Indian Administrative Service who have been posted at the Centre in the various grades of PB-3, PB-4 and HAG was last circulated in this Department OM of even No. dated 24.07.2013.
2. The details of the IAS officers who have been subsequently posted in the Centre in the various grades as well as the date of posting of the first officer belonging to the batch is annexed. Necessary action may be taken for grant of higher scale for the Officers belonging to batches of Organized Group A Services that are senior by two year or more and have not so far been promoted to that particular grade in accordance with the provisions of this Department’s OM No. AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 24.4.2009.
3.   Hindi version will follow.
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(Mukta Goel)
Director (E-1)
Annexure
Department of Personnel & Training 
No. AB.14017/30/2011-Estt (RRI
dated  March, 2014
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Clarification on the educational qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Health & Malaria Inspector, Grade-III in Pay Band of Rs. 9300-34800 (Grade Pay: Rs.4200)


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS(RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAYBOARD)
RBE No.27 /2014
No. E(NG)-11/99/RR-1/91. New Delhi, Dated: I8/03/2014.
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units
Chairman/RRBs.
Sub: Clarification on the educational qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Health & Malaria Inspector, Grade-III in Pay Band of ~9300-34800 (Grade Pay: Rs.4200).
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References have been received from zonal railways seeking clarification whether candidates in possession of Diploma from following institutions can be accepted for direct recruitment to the post of Health & Malaria Inspector, Gr.11I in Pay Band of Rs. 9300-34800 (Grade Pay: Rs. 4200) vide instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2007/RR-l/49 dated 30.5.2008 :-
(a) Diploma in Public Health & Sanitation Technology awarded by Institute of Public Health & Hygiene, Mahipalpur, New Delhi; and
(b) Diploma in Health & Sanitary Inspection awarded by Vinayaka Mission University, Salem.
The issue has been under examination of this Ministry and it has now been decided that aforesaid Diploma cannot be accepted in lieu of the prescribed qualification for direct recruitment from open market to the post of Health & Malaria Inspector, Grade-III in Pay Band of  Rs. 9300-34800 (Grade Pay: Rs. 4200).
Please acknowledge receipt.
(Hindi version will follow).
{This disposes off Southern Railway’s letter No. P(S)268/Vlll/lndents/HI/Vol.IlI dated 29/10/2012, 07/2/2013, 27/3/2013 and 20/5/2013 and South Western Railway’s letter No. SWR/P.563/VIlI/H&MI/Med/Vol.lI dated 18/1/2013}.
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(Harsha Das)
Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board

Friday, 14 March 2014

GOVERNMENT REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE MAIN DEMANDS OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES


CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
      1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
      Website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
            Email: confederationhq@gmail.com
Circular No. 13
Dated 2.3.2014
GOVERNMENT REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE MAIN DEMANDS OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT CALLS UPON THE ENTIRE CG EMPLOYEES TO PROTEST AGAINST THE ARBITRARY AND UNILATERAL DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT.

HOLD NATION WIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATION IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES AND AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES ON 7TH  MARCH 2014 OR AT ANY IMMEDIATE CONVENIENT DATE.
SEND PROTEST SAVINGRAM TO THE PRIME MINISTER.

PREPARE for AN INDEFINITE STRIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER GENERAL ELECTION DEMANDING , MERGER OF DA , INTERIM RELIEF , INCLUSION OF GDS UNDER 7TH CPC, PARITY IN PENSION, DATE OF EFFECT 1/1/2014, SCRAP NEW PENSION SCHEME, SETTLE ANOMOLIES,INCLUSION OF LABOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE PAY COMMISSION AND OTHER DEMANDS IN THE 15 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDs.

CONDUCT INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AND MAKE THE 4TH APRIL NAGPUR NATIONAL CONVENTION A GRAND SUCCESS

Dear Comrades,

The Union Cabinet approved the Finance Ministry’s proposal on terms of reference of the 7th CPC.  We have placed the full text of the same on our website.  None of the suggestions made by the Staff Side was accepted by the Government. 

However, our concern over the date of effect seems to have been taken note of.  The terms of reference has left the effective date of its recommendations to be decided by the Commission itself.  A united stand backed up by struggles will enable us to clinch this demand in our favour.  Undoubtedly it has been our endeavours and the two days strike action that has compelled the Government to have a rethinking on their earlier stand of Decennial (Ten years} wage revision for Central Government employees and the date of effect as 1/1/2016

Unlike on the earlier occasion, the Government has not decided to grant Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance.  Nor has it asked the Commission to consider and make appropriate recommendation in this regard specifically.  As pointed out in our earlier communication, inclusion of a labour representative in the Commission being not an idea the UPA Government cherishes, for it is diametrically opposite to its economic policies and ideology, they have stuck to the position of sandwiching the Honourable Judge with bureaucrats.  In the light of the agreement penned by Com. Mahadeviah, the General Secretary of the recognised GDS union with the Postal Board to the effect that a separate one man committee will look into the service conditions of the Grameen Dak Sewaks, it is not surprising that the Government chose to ignore our demand to cover them within the ambit of the 7th CPC.   Our demands for parity between the past and present pensioners and scrapping of the new pension scheme also stand rejected. 

As you are aware, the 6th CPC (and the earlier Commissions also) had refused to entertain the demand for removal of anomalies despite Government referring the same to the Commission specifically.  Therefore, the omnibus clause in the terms of reference requiring the Commission to submit interim reports may not be of any help to us to raise the anomalies before the 7th CPC.

At the conclusion of the meeting held on 24/10/2013 by Secretary, DoPT, with the staff side on terms of reference of the 7th CPC, it was agreed that the Government will consider our suggestion in the matter and will convene another meeting with the presence of Secretary (Expenditure) to iron out the differences, if any, and explore the possibilities of an agreement in the matter. But no such meeting was convened and no attempt was made by the official side to arrive at an agreed Terms of Reference.

We must now react to the arbitrary and unilateral decision of the Government.  We appeal all the State Secretaries, District Secretaries and Branch Secretaries of the affiliated organisations and the State/District COCs to immediately send the following Savingram to the Prime Minister.

THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WORKING IN THE    ..........................................(NAME OF THE STATION)/ OFFICE OF...........................CONDEMN THE ATTITUDE OF THE GOVERNMENT IN NOT HONOURING ITS COMMITMENT OF HOLDING DISUCSSION WITH THE STAFF SIDE JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL BEFORE FINALISING THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE 7TH CPC AND DEMAND IMMEIDATE ACCEPTANCE OF :

(i) Interim Relief
(ii) Merger of DA
(iii) Bringing the Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC
(iv) Date of effect from 1/1/2014
(v) Parity in pension entitlement between the past and present pensioners
(vi) Coverage of the existing defined benefit pension scheme to employees recruited on or after 1.1.2004.
(vii) Include a representative of the Labour in the 7th Central Pay Commission.
(viii) Settle the anomalies raised in the National Anomaly Committee

While the National Convention scheduled to be held at Nagpur will chalk out detailed and phased programmes of action, we call upon our State Committees and Affiliated Unions to organise massive demonstration in front of all offices and important centres on 7th  March, 2014 (Friday) or any other immediate convenient date. Kindly instruct all the Branches to mobilise their members so that the demonstration has the participation of cent per cent of the membership of the concerned branch.  The State Units and affiliated Unions may issue pamphlets and posters and ensure its wide circulation throughout the country.

As already declared by the National Secretariat of the Confederation, we shall have to go for an indefinite strike action immediately after the General Election if our demands are to be settled.

With Greetings,
Yours fraternally,
M. KRISHNAN.
Secretary General

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Govt approves 8.75% interest on PF deposit for 2013-14



The Government has approved payment of 8.75 per cent rate of interest on PF deposits in 2013-14 for over five crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO.

"The Finance Ministry has given its concurrence to the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation's (EPFO) trustees' decision to provide 8.75 per cent rate of interest to its members for the current fiscal," an official said.

EPFO's apex decision making body, the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) headed by Labour Minister had decided to raise interest rate for the current fiscal to 8.75 per cent from 8.5 per cent paid in 2012-13, in its meeting held on January 13.

The CBT decision was sent to the Finance Ministry for vetting. Since the Finance Ministry has given its concurrence to the decision, the interest would be credited into the accounts of subscribers, he said.

EPFO estimated an income of Rs 25,048.55 crore for 2013-14. As per its estimates, the payment of interest rate at 8.75 per cent would require Rs 25,005.41 crore and there would be a surplus of Rs 43.14 crore.

According to the official, the Finance Ministry has asked the Labour Ministry to expedite the updation of EPFO's subscribers' accounts till March 31, 2014.

Now, the Labour Ministry would communicate the approval of the Finance Ministry to the EPFO for crediting the said rate of interest in the PF accounts of its members for the current fiscal and settle claims accordingly.
Source-business today

Monday, 3 March 2014

GOOD NEWS - FINALLY MINISTRY OF FINANCE ISSUE GAZETTE NOTIFICATION FOR 7th PAY COMMISSION .





Ministry Of Finance 
(Department of Expenditure) 
RESOLUTION 
New Delhi, the 28th February,2014

No.1/1/2013-E.III(A)— The Government of India have decided to appoint the Seventh Central Pay Commission comprising the following :-

1. Chairman Justice Shri Ashok kumar Mathur 
2. Member Shri Vivek Rae 
3. Member Dr. Rathin Roy 
4. Secretary Smt. Meena Agarwal

2. The terms of reference of the commission will be as follows :-

a) To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances and other facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, having regard to rationalization and simplification therein as well as the specialized needs of various Departments, agencies and services, in respect of the following categories of employees:-

i. Central Government employees-industrial and non-industrial; 
ii. Personnel belonging to the All India Services; 
iii. Personnel of the Union Territories; 
iv. Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department; 
v. Members of regulatory bodies (excluding the Reserve Bank of India) set up under Acts of Parliament; and 
vi. Officers and employees of the Supreme Court.

b) To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding principles that should govern the emoluments structure, concessions and facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, as well as retirement benefits of personnel belonging to the Defence Forces, having regard to historical and traditional parities, with due emphasis on aspects unique to these personnel.

c) To work out the framework for an emoluments structure linked with the need to attract the most suitable talent to Government service, promote efficiency, accountability and responsibility in the work culture, and foster excellence in the public governance system to respond to complex challenges of modern administration and rapid political, social, economic and technological changes, with due regard to expectations of stakeholders, and to recommend appropriate training and capacity building through a competency based framework.

d) To examine the existing schemes of payment of bonus, keeping in view, among other things, its bearing upon performance and productivity and make recommendations on the general principles, financial parameters and conditions for an appropriate incentive scheme to reward excellence in productivity, performance and integrity.

e) To review the variety of existing allowances presently available to employees in addition to pay and suggest their rationalization and simplification, with a view to ensuring that the pay structure is so designed as to take these into account.

f) To examine the principles which should govern the structure of pension and other retirement benefits, including revision of pension in the case of employees who have retired prior to the date of effect of these recommendations, keeping in view that retirement benefits of all Central Government employees appointed on and after 01.01.2004 are covered by the New Pension Scheme (NPS).

g) To make recommendations on the above, keeping in view: 
i. the economic conditions in the country and need for fiscal prudence; 
ii. the need to ensure that adequate resources are available for developmental expenditures and welfare measures; 
iii. the likely impact of the recommendations on the finances of the State Governments, which usually adopt the recommendations with some modifications; 
iv. the prevailing emolument structure and retirement benefits available to employees of Central Public Sector Undertakings; and 
v. the best global practices and their adaptability and relevance in Indian conditions. 
h) To recommend the date of effect of its recommendations on all the above.

3. The Commission will devise its own procedure and may appoint such advisors, Institutional Consultants and Experts, as it necessary for any particular purpose. It may call for such information and take such evidence, as it may consider necessary. Ministries and Departments of Government of India shall furnish such information and documents and other assistance as may be required by the commission. The government of India trusts the State Governments, Service Associations and other concerned will extend to the Commission their fullest cooperation and assistance

4. The Commission will have Headquarters in Delhi

5. The Commission will make its recommendations within 18 months of the date of its constitution. It may consider, if necessary, sending interim reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalised.

RATAN P.WATAL, Secy

Source : www.finmin.nic.in

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Cabinet Approved , Terms of Reference of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) केन्‍द्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने सातवें केन्‍द्रीय वेतन आयोग की रूपरेखा को मंजूरी दे दी


The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the Terms of Reference of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) as follows:-

a) To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances and other facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, having regard to rationalization and simplification therein as well as the specialized needs of various Departments, agencies and services, in respect of the following categories of employees:-

i. Central Government employees-industrial and non-industrial;

ii. Personnel belonging to the All India Services;

iii. Personnel of the Union Territories;

iv. Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department;

v. Members of regulatory bodies (excluding the Reserve Bank of India) set up under Acts of Parliament; and

vi. Officers and employees of the Supreme Court.

b) To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding principles that should govern the emoluments structure, concessions and facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, as well as retirement benefits of personnel belonging to the Defence Forces, having regard to historical and traditional parities, with due emphasis on aspects unique to these personnel.

c) To work out the framework for an emoluments structure linked with the need to attract the most suitable talent to Government service, promote efficiency, accountability and responsibility in the work culture, and foster excellence in the public governance system to respond to complex challenges of modern administration and rapid political, social, economic and technological changes, with due regard to expectations of stakeholders, and to recommend appropriate training and capacity building through a competency based framework.

d) To examine the existing schemes of payment of bonus, keeping in view, among other things, its bearing upon performance and productivity and make recommendations on the general principles, financial parameters and conditions for an appropriate incentive scheme to reward excellence in productivity, performance and integrity.

e) To review the variety of existing allowances presently available to employees in addition to pay and suggest their rationalization and simplification, with a view to ensuring that the pay structure is so designed as to take these into account.

f) To examine the principles which should govern the structure of pension and other retirement benefits, including revision of pension in the case of employees who have retired prior to the date of effect of these recommendations, keeping in view that retirement benefits of all Central Government employees appointed on and after 01.01.2004 are covered by the New Pension Scheme (NPS).

g) To make recommendations on the above, keeping in view:

i. the economic conditions in the country and need for fiscal prudence;

ii. the need to ensure that adequate resources are available for developmental expenditures and welfare measures;

iii. the likely impact of the recommendations on the finances of the State Governments, which usually adopt the recommendations with some modifications;

iv. the prevailing emolument structure and retirement benefits available to employees of Central Public Sector Undertakings; and

v. the best global practices and their adaptability and relevance in Indian conditions.

h) To recommend the date of effect of its recommendations on all the above.

The Commission will make its recommendations within 18 months of the date of its constitution. It may consider, if necessary, sending interim reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalised.

The decision will result in the benefit of improved pay and allowances as well as rationalization of the pay structure in case of Central Government employees and other employees included in the scope of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Background


Central Pay Commissions are periodically constituted to go into various issues of emoluments’ structure, retirement benefits and other service conditions of Central Government employees and to make recommendations on the changes required.

केन्‍द्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने आज सातवें केन्‍द्रीय वेतन आयोग की रूपरेखा को मंजूरी दे दी। इस संबंध में वेतन, भत्‍तों और अन्‍य सुविधाओं को ध्‍यान में रखकर रूपरेखा तैयार की गई है। इसमें औद्योगिक और अनौद्योगिक केन्‍द्रीय सरकार के कर्मचारी, अखिल भारतीय सेवाओं के कर्मी, केंद्रशासित प्रदेशों के कर्मी, भारतीय लेखा एवं परीक्षण विभाग के अधिकारी एवं कर्मी, रिजर्व बैंक को छोड़कर संसद अधिनियम के तहत गठित नियामक संस्‍थाओं के सदस्‍यों तथा उच्‍चतम न्‍यायालय के अधिकारियों एवं कर्मियों को शामिल किया गया है। 

वेतन आयोग भत्‍तों, सुविधाओं एवं लाभों, नकदी या गैर-नकदी राशि के संबंध में सिद्धांतों की जांच एवं समीक्षा करेगा। इसके तहत सुरक्षा बलों के सेवानिवृत्‍त कर्मियों को मिलने वाले लाभों की समीक्षा भी की जाएगी। 

वेतन आयोग सरकारी सेवा के प्रति योग्‍य लोगों को आकृषित करने के लिए वेतन ढांचा भी तैयार करेगा। इसके अंर्तगत कुशलता, उत्‍तरदायित्‍व और कार्य के प्रति जिम्‍मेदारी बढ़ाने के उपायों पर भी विचार करेगा, ताकि लोकप्रशासन प्रणाली दुरूस्‍त हो सके। इसके तहत आधुनिक प्रशासन तथा तेजी से बदलते राजनैतिक, सामाजिक, आर्थिक और प्रौद्योगिकी बदलावों की जटिल चुनौतियों का सामना करने के लिए उपाय भी किए जाऐंगे। 

मौजूदा बोनस योजना पर भी ध्‍यान दिया जायेगा और उसे कार्य-प्रदर्शन तथा उत्‍पादकता से जोड़ने पर बल दिया जायेगा। उत्‍पादकता और कार्य-प्रदर्शन की उत्‍कृष्‍टता के लिए प्रेरक योजना के बारे में वित्‍तीय मानदंड और शर्तें भी तैयार की जाऐंगी। 

सरकारी कर्मियों को इस समय जो विभिन्‍न भत्ते प्रदान किए जा रहे हैं, उनकी समीक्षा की जाएगी और इस तरह का वेतन ढांचा तैयार किया जाएगा जिसमें इन्‍हें तर्कसंगत बनाने के उपायों पर विचार होगा। इसके अलावा पेंशन और अवकाश प्राप्‍त करने पर मिलने वाले लाभों के ढांचे पर भी विचार किया जायेगा। इसके तहत इन सिफारिशों के लागू होने के पहले की किसी तिथि पर जो कर्मचारी अवकाश प्राप्‍त करेगा, उसे भी इसके अंतर्गत शामिल किया गया है। इस संबंध में उल्‍लेखनीय है कि 1 जनवरी, 2004 को या उसके बाद नियुक्‍त होने वाले केंद्रीय सरकारी कर्मचारियो को नई पेंशन नीति के दायरे में रखा गया है। इनको मिलने वाले लाभों को उपरोक्‍त सिद्धांतों के तहत विचार के लिए तय किया गया है। 

आयोग अपने गठन की तिथि से 18 महीने के अंदर अपनी सिफारिशें प्रदान करेगा। इसके निर्णय से केंद्रीय सरकारी कर्मचारियों और अन्‍य कर्मचारियों को प्राप्‍त होने वाले वेतन और भत्‍तों से लाभ प्राप्‍त होगा। 

उल्‍लेखनीय है कि केंद्रीय वेतन आयोग केंद्र सरकार के कर्मचारियों के वेतनमान, सेवा निवृत्ति के लाभ और अन्‍य सेवा शर्तों संबंधी मुदृों पर विचार करने के लिए समय-समय पर गठित किया जाता है।
Source - pib

Govt hikes DA by 10% for 80 lakh employees & pensioners


New Delhi: Government on Friday raised dearness allowance to 100 percent, from 90 percent, benefiting its 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

The decision to hike DA for its employees, and to provide dearness relief for pensioners, by 10 percent to 100 percent was taken by the Union Cabinet in its meeting held here.

"The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to hike Dearness allowance for its employees and dearness relief for its pensioners to 100 percent in its meeting held here," a source said.

This increase in the dearness allowance by the UPA-2 government comes ahead of the imposition of the model code of conduct by the Election Commission.

The code is likely to come into force with the announcement of the schedule for the forthcoming general elections in a week or so.

Also it would be the second double digit DA hike in a row. The government had announced a hike of 10 percent to 90 percent in September last year, effective from July 1, 2013.

The new hike in DA would be effective from the January 1 this year.

As per practice, the government uses Consumer Price Index- Industrial Workers data of the past 12 months to arrive at a quantum for the purpose of any DA hike. Thus, the retail inflation for industrial workers between January 1 to December 31, 2013 was used to take a final call on the matter.

According to the provisional data released by government on January 31, the retail inflation for factory workers in December was 9.13 percent. The revised retail inflation data for December (rpt) December is scheduled to be released today.

An official had said earlier that the preliminary assessment suggests that DA hike will not be less than 10 percent and would be effective from January 1. 
Source - ZEE TV