Monday, April 20, 2015
Oral evidence submitted by National Council(JCM) Standing committee and the VII CPC on 23.03.2015, 24.03.2015 and on 31.03.2015 respectively.
The JCM(NC), JCM Constitutents including INDWF jointly prepared the memorandum on pay Structure, Pay determination, Allowances, leave, women issues, LTC, TA/DA and Retirement benefits etc., on 30.06.2014. Similarly, on behalf of INDWF, we have submitted matters relating to Defence Civilian Employees on service matters on 28.07.2014.
Defence Federations were invited from 30th to 31st march, 2015. INDWF met the VII CPC on 31.03.2015 in the VII CPC office, New Delhi from 1030 HRs to 1200 HRs. [Click here to view the issues discussed by the Staff side National Council Staff side Standing Committee (JCM) and by INDWF]
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Release of additional installment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2015
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2015 at the rate of six percent increase over the existing rate of 107 percent.
Hence, Central Government employees as well as pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 113 percent of the basic pay with effect from 01.01.2015. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.
The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be of the order of Rs. 6762.24 crore per annum and Rs. 7889.34 crore in the Financial Year 2015-16 ( i.e. for a period of 14 months from January 2015 to February 2016).
This will benefit 48 lakh government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Union Cabinet is likely to approve hiking dearness allowance (DA) to 113 per cent from existing 107 per cent benefiting 30 lakh central government employees and 50 lakh pensioners in its meeting scheduled in this week.
“The Union Cabinet will take a proposal to hike Dearness allowance for its employees and dearness relief for its pensioners to 113 per cent in next week as per agenda listed for the meeting,” a source said. The hike in DA would be effective from the January 1st this year.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Modi Govt May Implement Seventh Pay Commission Report From April 2016.
The Seventh Pay Commission drafted in to make a new pay structure for the 30 lakh Central government employees would not be able to submit its report in August this year, the Commission is likely to seek extension till October.
The reports of Seventh Pay Commission will be implicated from April next year as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Parliament on February 27, “The 7th Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17.”
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
1. Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn pay in pay band + GP + 100% DA by employee as on 01-01-2014.
2. 7th CPC report should be implemented w.e.f. 01-01-2014.
3. Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all employees under Old Pension and Family Pension Scheme.
4. JCM has proposed minimum wage for MTS (Skilled) Rs.26,000 p.m.
After 14th Finance Commission, 7th pay panel’s report looms : LiveMint
Finance ministry fears that its revenue will be affected in 2016-17 as it has to absorb new pay panel recommendations
New Delhi: After the recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) forced the government to reduce its plan expenditure in the 2015-16 budget, the Union finance ministry fears its revenues will remain constrained in 2016-17 as well since it has to absorb the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission (SPC) in that year.
The Seventh Pay Commission will submit its report by October 2015.
“The 7th Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in 2016-17. The phase of consolidation, extended by one year, will also be spanning out in this period. Thus, in the medium-term framework, the fiscal position will continue to be stressed,” the finance ministry said in the macroeconomic framework statement laid before Parliament along with the budget on Saturday.
The Budget is also gravely silent on fund allocations for the Seventh Pay Commission award, due for implementation in 2016. The budgetary documents are stressing upon likely burden from the report of the 7th Pay Commission. However the funds are allocated for Commission'ss establishment. The extract of budgetry documents which are related to 7th CPC are mentioned below:-
Speech of Finance Minister - Heading Fiscal Roadmap para 23:-
Minister of Finance
February 28, 2015
23. I want to underscore that my government still remains firm on achieving the medium term target of 3% of GDP. But that journey has to take account of the need to increase public investment. The total additional public investment over and above the RE is planned to be `1.25 lakh crore out of which `70,000 crore would be capital expenditure from budgetary outlays. We also have to take into account the drastically reduced fiscal space; uncertainties that implementation of GST will create; and the likely burden from the report of the 7th Pay Commission. Rushing into, or insisting on, a pre-set time-table for fiscal consolidation pro-cyclically would, in my opinion, not be pro-growth. With the economy improving, the pressure for accelerated fiscal consolidation too has decreased. In these circumstances, I will complete the journey to a fiscal deficit of 3% in 3 years, rather than the two years envisaged previously. Thus, for the next three years, my targets are: 3.9%, for 2015-16; 3.5% for 2016-17; and, 3.0% for 2017-18. The additional fiscal space will go towards funding infrastructure investment.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The All-India CPI-IW for november, 2014 remained stationary at 253 (two hundred and fifty three).
In the coming months, if the AICPIN value remains at 253 or 1 to 4 point increase or decrease based (249 to 257) then we may get up to 6% DA increase i.e. 113%.below 249 for example(incase 248) 5 point decrease only get 5% DA
Download excel sheet-Expected-da-from-january-20152
Monday, January 5, 2015
Mumbai bureau Venu Gopal Arya writes an article regarding Interim Relief, he said, the declaration by the government may be done during or before the budget session. We present his view here to our blog viewers for easy understanding…
Central government employees waiting for Seventh Pay commission and interim relief
Staff union making up pressure on the Seventh Pay commission
• Pay commission was formed in February 2014
• Workers waiting for Interim Relief
• Pay commission busy with the necessary process
• Conditions will be applicable from 01 January 2016
• More than 50 Lakh Central government employees will be benefitted
Even though the Seventh Pay commission was formed by the Manmohan Singh government before the advent of Election for the sake of a Political advantage, this was pleasant news for the Central Government Employees.
Soon after the formation, the Pay commission has also started meeting the relevant Employee Organisations. Meeting different organisations and obtaining their opinions are still in progress. The Pay commission has also visited various cities for this cause.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Thursday, June 19, 2014
According to information from the Finance Ministry, the Government is giving serious thoughts about raising the income tax exemption slab from the current Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 5 lakhs. The information adds that Modi is planning to make the raising of income tax exemption slab from Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 5 lakhs as one of the achievements of his Government’s tenure. The Finance Ministry has, it seems, sought a report regarding this from the Income Tax department. A number of other financial incentives are also likely to be announced by the Modi Government.
The Government has also planned to raise the tax exemption on housing loans. According to sources from the Finance Ministry, there are also plans to increase the tax exemption on medical insurance premium.
The reports add that Modi is trying to impress as many people as possible with the very first budget that his government is going to present. The demand for raising income tax exemption level to Rs. 5 lakhs has been a long-standing one. Economists and experts suggest that the slab be fixed in accordance to the current price and inflation levels.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Dated: June 3, 2014
Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur,
Seventh Central Pay Commission,
Sub: Memorandum to VII CPC on merger of DA with Pay and Interim Relief
Saturday, June 7, 2014
The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that skill development would be given priority so that more and more trained workers join the Indian economy. He said that the Government will give due consideration to the Ten Point Joint Charter of Demands given by the Central Trade Unions while formulating the budgetary proposals. The Finance Minister was speaking here today while interacting with the representatives of the Central Trade Unions as part of his Pre-Budget Consultation meetings.
Along with the Finance Minister, the meeting was attended by Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Ratan P. Watal, Expenditure Secretary, Shri Rajiv Takru, Revenue Secretary, Smt. Gauri Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment and senior officers of the Ministry of Finance among others.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Fixation of pay on promotion to a post carrying higher duties and responsibilities but carrying the same grade pay.
In many divisions, Postmaster Grade officials got their one notional increment, if their promotion grade pay is same as feed cadre grade pay. Please expedite the same in all divisions to get the notional increment.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 7th January, 2013
Subject:- Fixation of pay on promotion to a post carrying higher duties and responsibilities but carrying the same grade pay.
The undersigned is directed to invite an attention to the provisions contained in Rule 13 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, which provides for the method of fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1.1.2006 in case. inter-alia, of promotion from one grade pay to another. The Rule provides for fixation of pay by way of addition of one increment equal to 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the existing grade pay (rounded off to the next multiple of 10)to the existing pay in the pay band and then fixing the pay in the promotional post as per the procedure prescribed therein.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2062
Merging of DA with basic pay of Central Government employees
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is actively considering to merge existing dearness allowance payable to Central Government Employees with basic pay;
(b) if so, the details thereof, and if not, the reasons therefor;
(c) whether Government has received any representation from employees associations in this regard;
(d) if so, the details thereof and the details of action taken thereon; and
(e) the reasons for delay in constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission?
Friday, March 28, 2014
Finance Ministry Issued Orders on Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 27th March. 2014
Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.I-8/2013-E-II (B) dated 25th September, 2013 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90% to 100% with effect from January, 2014.
2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No.1(3)/2008-E-11(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.
4. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not he made before the date of disbursement of salary of March. 2014.
5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will he issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.
6. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Monday, March 3, 2014
Proposals of Enhancement of Retirement age and Merger of D.A may not materialize
It was learnt from the sources close to the Union Government that the proposals of Enhancement of Retirement age of Central Government Employees from 60 to 62 years and Merger of D.A to basic pay may not be materialized now before General elections.
Accordingly, these two proposals have not been taken up for consideration by the union Cabinet in its meeting held on friday. But there is possibility to announce Interim Relief (I.R) before elections.
7th Pay Commission may recommend in its interim report to merge 50% of DA with basic pay..!
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Friday raised dearness allowance to 100% from 90%, benefiting 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.
The government has also cleared the way for merger of 50% DA with basic pay by approving it among the terms of reference of the 7th Pay Commission. An official said now the commission can suggest the merger in its interim report.
He added that 50% DA merger with basic pay will roughly increase the gross salaries of central government employees by around 30%.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the Terms of Reference of 7thCentral 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.