Showing posts with label Pay and Allowances News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pay and Allowances News. Show all posts

Thursday, February 4, 2016

MERGE DA WITH BASIC THIS YEAR AND DEFER INCREMENTS: PAY PANEL MEMBER

Member of the Seventh Central Pay Commission Rathin Roy has suggested that to meet its fiscal deficit target the Government should merge the basic pay and dearness allowance (DA) of central government employees in the current year and defer implementing any real increases in pay and pensions. This, the member has said, could be done by compensating those who would have to bear the burden of the deferred effect by giving them a “more generous award distributed over several years”.

“I am saying that the increment need not all be given at one go... It can be staggered and made more generous… So this could be done for pay and for pension,” Dr. Roy told The Hindu in an exclusive interview. “Now I am not competent to say whether this is politically feasible or not,” he, however, added.
Last month, the Union Cabinet set up an empowered committee of secretaries under the Cabinet Secretary for processing the recommendations of the Commission.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Constitution of an Empowered Committee of Secretaries to process the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

Central Government approved to set up Empowered Committee to process the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission in an overall perspective

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Cabinet

13-January-2016 16:37 IST

Constitution of an Empowered Committee of Secretaries to process the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for setting up an Empowered Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary, in order to process the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in an overall perspective.

Pay Matrix Recommended by 7th CPC is not final and subject to change – Federation Sources

The Constituent Unions of NCJCM has called for three days’ agitation Programme from 19-1-2016 to 21-1-2016 to draw the attention of central government to settle the Modified charter of demands.

Recently they demanded the government to constitute an empowered Committee to settle their demands through negotiation. However, the Cabinet gave its approval for constitution of an Empowered Committee to study the 7th Pay Commission report for implementation Process.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Empowered committee has constituted for 7th CPC to submit its final report

Sources in Finance Ministry  said the Empowered Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations is expected to submit its report to cabinet by March end and it would be implemented in April.
Secretaries panel headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha on the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations is expected to submit its report to cabinet by March end.
The Implementation cell of Finance Ministry on the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations will be giving its inputs to Cabinet Secretary through Finance Secretary within week, they added.

Talking to our journalists, they said afterwards the cabinet would discuss it and then it would be placed for notification.

So about two month will be required to complete the process, they said. “We have already said that implementation of the Seventh pay commission recommendations is to be made in April, with retrospective effect from 1 January. However, central government employees will get hike salary from January and allowances will be made effective from the date of implementation”.

The Seventh Pay Commission, led by Justice A K Mathur, submitted the report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 19, 2015. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries is expected to bring slight changes to the commission’s recommendations so that the average increase in basic pay for all government employees will be in the region of 25-30%, while the Seventh Pay Commission recommended 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, the lowest in 70 years.

The previous Sixth Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike in basic pay which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008 on recommendation the Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by then cabinet Secretary.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries is also likely to double such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the Seventh Pay Commission.

The Implementation cell of Finance Ministry on the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations is going to give positive inputs on this matter to the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

RAISING OF BONUS PAYMENT CEILING TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Raising of Bonus Payment Ceiling to the Central Government Employees: National Council (Staff Side) (JCM) addressed to the Secretary Department of Expenditure, Government of India.

Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
For Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com 
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary 
No. NC-JCM-2015/S.C 
January 11,2015 
The Secretary
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi- 110 001 

Subject: – Raising of Bonus Payment Ceiling to the Central Government Employees. Reference: – The payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill 2015. 

Sir,
The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill 2015 was passed by both the houses of the Parliament. The amendment provides that the existing Ceiling limit of Bonus for 30 days Rs. 3,500/- is enhanced to Rs. 7,000/- for 30 days. This amendment will take effect from 01.04.2014 (A copy of the Bill passed in the Parliament is enclosed for your kind ready reference). 

You are aware that any change in Bonus Act would be an indicator while deciding the Payment of Bonus to the Central Government Employees. Accordingly, every time when Bonus Act is amended raising the payment ceiling limit, it is extended to Central Government Employees also. This issue was also raised by the Staff Side in the Standing Committee Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 09th October, 2015. 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

BONUS ACT 2015

The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was passed by the Parliament in the just concluded Winter Session of the Parliament. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 has been published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary on 1st January, 2016 as Act No. 6 of 2016. The provisions of the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2014.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Committee set up to Review Wage Structure of Gramin Dak Sevaks

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology 
01-January-2016 15:16 IST

Committee set up to Review Wage Structure of Gramin Dak Sevaks 

A one man Committee to examine the wage structure, service conditions, etc. of the Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts has been constituted by the Government of India.

Shri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Member of Postal Services Board, will constitute the Committee. The Committee will be assisted by Shri T.Q. Mohammad, a Senior Administrative Grade Officer, who will act as Secretary to the GDS Committee. The Committee will go into the service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks and suggest changes as considered necessary. The terms of reference of the Committee will, inter-alia, include the following:-

    a)      To examine the system of Branch Post Offices, engagement conditions and the existing structure of wage and enrolments paid to the Gramin Dak Sevaks and recommend necessary changes;

    b)      To review the existing Services Discharge Benefits Scheme/other social security benefits for the Gramin Dak Sevaks and suggest necessary changes;

Monday, December 21, 2015

Why implementing the Seventh Pay Commission recommendation is a herculean challenge

By Shantanu Nandan Sharma, ET Bureau | 20 Dec, 2015, 07.00AM IST

Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, a former Supreme Court judge and chairman of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC), has returned to his home town Jodhpur in Rajasthan after spending two years in Delhi and submitting a 900-page humongous report recommending a hike in pay, allowances and pension for 47 lakh government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

Even as the government kickstarts the process of implementing the report, something that will cost the exchequer over Rs 1 lakh crore, Mathur nowa-days hears only the disgruntled voices.

He continues to read complaints in newspapers and hears deep anxiety among civil servants over phone calls. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Wage hike in 7th Pay Commission

Comrades ,
The 7th CPC has cheated the 35 lakhs Central Government Employees and 50 lakhs pensioners, by announcing meagre 14.29% wage hike, in actual term of increase for serving employees after deduction of Income tax, enhanced subscription of CGEIS, licence fee, CGHS etc the net increase is actually varies from 1% to 4 % increase.

The similar situation was existing for central Government employees during the 5th CPC , as the 5th CPC had recommended 20% wage hike after strike notice was served then the Third Front Government agreed to provide 40% wage hike, recently the 6th CPC had provided 54% wage hike.This is lowest wage hike by any pay commission.

The Central Government Employees are having 10 years wage revision against the basic principle of 5 years wage revision adopted by all other Government agency such as Banks Employees, PSU employees etc. The bank employees were initially offered around 10% wage hike , after sustained trade union action they got 15% wage hike from with effect from 1st November 2012. Cumulatively it works out to more than 35 % wage hike for 10 years. The AP and Telangana state government employees got recently 40 % wage hike the pay commission of AP had also adopted Dr. Aykroyd formula and 15th ILO norms and fixed at Rs 13,000/- minimum wage as on 1st July 2013 , if we calculate the minimum wage on this basis for the Central Government Employees the minimum wage works out to Rs 25,000/- and fitment formula of 3.57 .

Comrades let us fight united under the NJCA banner to achieve a decent wage hike, the 7th CPC has erred in the calculation of minimum wage for the Central Government Employees it has fixed at Rs 18000/ against the staff side demand of Rs 26,000/-. while calculating the minimum wage as per Dr. Aykroyd formula and 15th ILO norms the 7th CPC has taken wrong prices of the essential items for example the price of one kg of pulses as Rs 97.84 against the market price of Rs 180/- , similarly the price of one kg of rice and wheat as Rs 25.93 against the market price of Rs 50/- & Rs 40, and 7th CPC has modified the Dr. Aykroyd formula and 15th ILO norms. The 7th CPC has taken 125% DA into consideration, at present the DA is likely to cross 125% , the prices of essential commodity including rice and pulses are showing increase in last month and further rise due to floods and draught in many states.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

AIAPC - TN CONGRATULATE THE IP/ASP CADRE

Dear Administrative cadre IP/ASP friends,

SUCCESS NEVER COMES EASY

      All India Association of Postmaster cadre - Tamilnadu circle congratulate the IP/ASP cadre for their success in struggle in proper pay upgradation at par with Central Excise IP cadre in the recommendations of 7th CPC.

    This association is well aware that your achievement never comes easy and you all had a prolonged 10 years struggle with department and 6 years legal battle too.

   Wishing you all to receive many more success to your cadre and this association assure for the cordial and friendly relationship with IP/ASP and other Administrative cadres.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

COMPARISON OF PAY DETERMINATION BEFORE AND AFTER 7TH PAY COMMISSION

The Shocking fact of Pay hike recommended by 7th Pay Commission
The Pay hike recommended by 7th Pay Commssion has been discribed as Bonanza by Media
  • Pay commission said 14.29 % Hike in Pay is recommended, Media said central government employees will get 23.55% hike in salary including allowances.
  • we will find out the real fact about the so called Bonanza..!
  • whether the Media claims are true or not through a simple calculation…!
The strength of Group C employees in Central Government is 85%. So we must know what the Pay Hike is recommended for them actually.

Monday, November 30, 2015

APPEAL AND PARA WISE REPLY TO THE AGGRIVED PM-II OFFICIAL SHRI.M.MUTHUKRISHNAN

Sir,


 Sub:  Postmaster Cadre-Disappointing and Retrograde Recommendations of 7th CPC-reg     
 Ref:   7th CPC report submitted to Govt.of India on 19th instant


    It is brought to the notice of all our Postmaster Friends, that all of us feel shocked and ashamed of our Postmaster Cadre and get frustrated with 7th CPC report for not giving due recognition to front runners(Postmasters) of the Postal Department.


As far as our PM cadre is concerned,the following points are put forward for deep analysis and also for self appraisal of our own cadre at present to march in a right direction.

1. It is pathetic to note that, Either Our Department or 7th CPC has recognized the dignity of our PM Cadre and not given hike in Pay& Allowances of Postmasters, an important Cadre in Department of Posts.

2. We have requested to permit our Cadre staff to sit for LDCE of Postal Service Group "B" but permitted only for LDCE for Senior PostMaster.

3. It is quite unfortunate to witness that, the variation in Pay Scale between LSG/PM Grade I and an IP is going on increasing from 5th CPC to 7th CPC though both scales were identical in earlier 4th CPC.

4. The Yard- Stick for conducting both  IP exam and PM Grade I exam are not different (  almost the same) but  step mother treatment is given to PM cadre staff in granting identical Pay Scale.  Why this difference in Pay and Allowances to our Cadre Employees?  Where we have to go for making an appeal for this disparity?


5. 7th CPC report recommend higher Grade Pay to Employees belonging to IP cadre as detailed below. There are some ambiguity in Pay scales.
  
     Inspector-Post :                Rs.4600/ ( from the present GP of Rs.4200/)
     Assistant Superintendent:  Rs.4800/ ( from the present GP of Rs.4600/)
     Superintendent (Posts) :    Rs.5400/ ( from the present GP of Rs.4800/)

    Here the new status of GP of Class "A" Officers ( SSPOs, etc) is not known. whether the present GP Rs.5400/ will continue or not?. Similarly the Post of Senior Postmaster comes under classification of Group "B" Gazetted category and what is the new Grade Pay of this Senior Postmaster Cadre? whether Rs.5400/ or the existing GP of Rs.4800/. There is no clear demarcation to this effect in the 7th CPC report.

6. The only Recommendation of permitting our Cadre Officers to Senior PM examination is not a great boon for us, since the promotional chances in PM cadre is remote for want of vacancies or no of Posts. (PM GradeI-2097,GrII-511,GradeIII-495 & Senior PM -116)

7. Postmaster cadre Officers are treated equally on par with general line Officials and not duly recognized or not given importance at all levels. So PM Cadre is surely a Dying cadre and may be disposed off and all Postmasters may be reverted back to their original seniority in General line.

8. Hence it is our prime duty now to focus our issue at appropriate level for up gradation of Pay, since no other Postal trade union will raise voice for us.

9. If status quo is maintained even after repeated requests and interviews at suitable level, it will be better to submit mass declination letters to our supreme authority to wind up this victimized cadre.

10. Our All India Association ( AIAPC) is requested to take necessary steps on war footing basis to over come these injustice at appropriate level ( Parliamentary Committee etc.)

11.Otherwise there is no other way for our Association, except to struggle and fight legally to get the Identical scale of Pay for PM Grade I with an IP. 


                                                        AIAPC Zindabad.     
                    
 With Thanks and regards,

      Muthukrishnan M

    Postmaster(Grade II)
Padi PO,Chennai,TamilNadu
   Mobile no 9677292861

Dear Shri.M.Muthukrishnan ji,

                    First of all AIAPC-TN is sincerely thanking you since you are one among the sincere follower of the AIAPC and you attended almost all the meetings of AIAPC-TN. We could accept your entire dissatisfaction and to clarify your paras is one of the primary duty of us. Your para wise reply is as follows...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Recent media report suggests minimum 30% hike in Basic salary after 7th pay commission

The print and web media is being flooded with possibilities and rumors of which most of them are baseless. But Govt. employees are desperately looking for any information about the possible recommendations of the seventh pay commission. They have been patiently waiting for the last eighteen months, after the pay commission set up. The tenure has been extended and so the waiting period.


The recent media report published in India Today has emphasized on some key points of seventh pay commission which is reproduced below. Please note that, it is not exactly the view of the publisher of this blog, especially about the retirement age factor as described below. As per our information, seventh CPC is not going to suggest any reduction of retirement age.

Following are the key points as per media report :

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Removal of Grade Pay System in 7th CPC – Detailed Report

Will the removal of Grade Pay System by the 7th Pay Commission help Central Government employees? – This is the topic of this article.

“Unconfirmed reports say that the 7th Pay Commission is very likely to recommend the abolishing of the Grade Pay System introduced by the 6th Pay Commission.”

Not only the Government, but the Central Government employees too are hoping and wishing that the 7th Pay Commission functions independently, free from interventions. The report of the previous Pay Commissions will guide for determining the revision of pay scale and pay bands, allowances, retirement benefits and other facilities/benefits of more than 50 lakh employees. The Pay Commission also considers the recommendations, suggestions and inputs gathered from employees all over the country and presented as memorandums by federations like the NC JCM and the Confederation.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Pay Commissions to submit report soon

Seventh Pay Commission is ready with its recommendations on revising emoluments for nearly 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners, and will soon submit report to the finance ministry. 

Earlier in August, the government had extended Commission's term by another four months till December 31 to give recommendations. 

"The Commission is ready with recommendations and the report will be submitted soon," according to sources. 

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

Headed by Justice AK Mathur, the Commission was appointed in February 2014 and its recommendations are scheduled to take effect from January 1, 2016.

Monday, September 28, 2015

When will the 7th CPC will submit its report? There are three possibilities now on submission date.

Many news papers including Danik Bhaskar, Times of India, NDTV  CNN IBN, Hindu  etc   had reported that the 7th CPC will be submitting its report on 30th  September 2015 itself.
The 7th CPC chairman had informed in a PTI interview Justice Ashok Kumar Mathurji had stated that “The Commission will submit its report by the end of September,”
The Hon’able Finance Minister had also informed the 7th CPC report will be submitted shortly.

The 7th Pay Commission has asked for a two month extension from the government. That the Commission is hoping that the government would take a call on One Rank One Pension, so they could modulate their own formulation in terms of pay revision. Now the one rank one pension issue has been resolved, but the formal orders are not issued, it will be issued only next month. After the issue of the ORBP orders then 7th Pay Commission will submit its report.


Now four month extension of term of 7th Central Pay Commission is made the Union Cabinet chaired by the Hon’able Prime Minister, gave its approval for the extension of the term of the 7th Central Pay Commission by four months up to 31.12.2015. The Government had issued notification on 8th September “The Commission will make its recommendations by 31st December, 2015. It may consider, if necessary, sending reports on any of the matters as and when the recommendations are finalized.” 
Now the delay in submission of report and its implementation will be there and actual benefit of 7th CPC will occur only from April 2016. As Government will constitute its own committee to study the implementation of the 7th CPC report and issuing orders. It will benefit the Government as allowances effective date may be from April 2016 instead of January 2016.   

Monday, September 21, 2015

Seventh Pay Commission: Employees’ Delight, Govt’s Despair

New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission report is awaited, the new pay scales will be applicable to Central government employees with effect from January 2016.
50 lakh central government employees and 56 lakh pensioners including dependents hope to get this gift from April next year. The revised pay scales are likely to be implemented retrospectively starting 1 January 2016.

Many commentators say that the average increase in basic fair pay for all government employees will be in the region of 40-45%.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BONUS CEILING WILL BE INCREASED SOON - SOURCE NEWS

Ministry of Labour and employment assured that Bonus Ceiling will be increased soon

One of the major issue in the Charter of Demands is “Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity”. In pursuance of which, Over 11 lakh workers and 15,000 unions participated in the countrywide general strike called by 10 central trade unions on Wednesday. Now the letter received from Ministry of Labour and Employment by General Secretary , BMS has brought some cheer for Central Government Employees.

The Secretary to Govt of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment informed in this letter dated 28-8-2015, that the Government is considering to revise calculation ceiling for Bonus from the present level of Rs.3500/- per month to Rs.7000/- per month or the Minimum wages for the scheduled employment as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher. Minimum wages have not been fixed yet, however, the minimum wage will be fixed at a level which is respectable.
Further he told that Under the circumstances, on an average the calculation ceiling for the purpose would be Rs.10000 per month .

Monday, August 24, 2015

SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION MAY RECOMMEND PERMANENT PAY PANEL

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

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

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