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As per the lawyer, upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC pending in CAT Jabalpur will be decided by a regular bench. To constitute a regular double bench sufficient judges are not available in CAT Jabalpur. The date of next hearing on the SLP filed against MACP on promotional hierarchy in Supreme Court is

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Monday, December 30, 2013

TOWARDS A FINAL ACTION

WHY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF LDC & UDC SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT DELHI 
ON 9TH JANUARY 2014?

This Association has been receiving opinion from LDC & UDCs of various Ministries of GOI in respect of upgradation of grade pay viz. (1) taking up of the LDC & UDC issue through political leaders including Sonia Gandhi (2) Challenge the present pay structure of LDC & UDC in the Principle bench of CAT. (3) Conducting pen-down strike to achieve the demand; and now we have a 4th option i.e. getting the grade pay of LDC & UDC upgraded through restructuring.

As regards the option (1) above, several of the experienced persons have advised me the way is not workable because no political leader/Multi-cadre Associations would support a particular cadre without considering the after effect of the pay structure of other cadres. Even the railway unions have not demanding upgradation of grade pay of the lakhs of junior clerks working in the railways.

        Through option (2), we can put up the actual work load of LDC & UDC in subordinate offices; the decision of the pay Commission increasing the educational & technical qualification of LDC without an equal increase in the pay structure; subsequent increase of Grade pay by several state Governments who have implemented the 6th CPC in their state and other related issues before the court through a very good advocate.  It is worth to mention here that Confederation also has advised us to file a case in the principle CAT on the issue. 

The 3rd opinion as received i.e. conducting of pen down strike by the LDC & UDCs is not practical because these LDC/UDC are spread over various ministries of GOI and lack of a common Association/Federation representing all these LDC & UDC. Moreover, we have the experience that major Federations, in which LDC & UDC of the respective Departments also members are not taking any active initiation to resolve the LDC/UDC issue.

As regards the 4th point, the instructions of Ministry of Finance to the FA, DoP&T is not complete. Restructuring of LDC & UDCs by each ministry according to merits of the representation made by the Associations is not practical. DoPT has to issue detailed instruction regarding the nomenclature of the posts, time frame for its implementation etc.

        Thus in order to take a decision/forming a steering committee for further action a meeting of the representative/ Associations is organized on 9th January 2014 at New Delhi. The venue will be JANTHAR-MANTHAR i.e. the venue of Dharna of Confederation. The top leaders of Confederation will be available in the venue to take advice on the issue. We appeal all our friends, who gave me much energy to fight the case so far, to please attend the meeting.

        All friends who attend the meeting may please co-operate by making their own arrangements for stay at Delhi.

With regards
Yours sincerely

(TKR Pillai)
General Secretary
Mob: 09425372172


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Minutes of the 7th CPC Seminar on Common Demands COC KARNATAKA

The seminar on 7th CPC common demands held at Income Tax office Bangalore on 18/12/13 which was presided over by Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka.

The seminar  was attended by following affiliates of COC Karnataka.

1) All India Postal Employees Union. 
2) Income Tax Employees Federation. 
3) Postal Accounts Employees Association.
4) RMS Employees Association.  
5) Central Ground Water Board Employees Association. 
6) Indian Audit & Accounts Employees Association 
7) Survey of India Employees Association. 
8) Census Employees Association. 
9) Atomic Energy (RMP Mysore) Employees Association. 
10) P& T Audit Employees Association. 
11) GPO Employees Association. 
12) Postal Admin Employees Association. 
13) Central Excise Employees Association. 
14) CGHS Employees Association. 
15) NAL Employees Association. 
16) IMD Employees Association. 
17) Civil Accounts Employees Association. 

Other invitees and others 5 members. Total 135 members.
Deliberation of the Seminar started at 11 AM  and concluded at 4.30PM.

Comrade R.Seethalaxshmi  Vice President COC Karnataka welcomed the chief Guest and Delegates for the seminar.

Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka welcomed the Chief Guest and Delegates for the seminar.  He explained the background of conducting this seminar as the Central Government has decided to constitute the 7th CPC, hence this seminar will debate on the common issues of CG Employees to be presented in the 7th CPC. He further stated that the work paper has been circulated and it can be debated in this seminar, so that the COC view of Karnataka can be finalised.. At the same time he urged the affiliates to be prepared for struggle if the Government does not agree to the staff side demands of terms of reference. He assured the CHQ leaders Karnataka has always in the forefront of the CG movement.  He also thanked the ITEF leadership for making arrangements for this seminar including hall, printing of work paper, providing good food at subsidized rates etc.  

Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka in his speech explained to the members right from the first Central Pay Commission to sixth Central Pay Commission, the Central Pay Commission has done injustice to the Employees by not awarding the right pay scales and fitment formula. The concept of fair wages has been deprived to CG Employees. Usually pay commissions had adopted a multiplying factor of 3.2 to 3.6 to arrive at the new scales compared to earlier scales. But the VI CPC adopted conversion factor of about 2.6 at the lowest where as it was about 6 at the highest scale. By this method well established ration 1:12 between the lowest scale and highest scale was disturbed by the VI CPC.  He further elaborated how be struggle oriented approach the Confederation was able to get improvements in the recommendations of earlier pay commission reports.  He supported the decision of Confederation Hqrs to chalk out series of programmes to prepare the membership for strike.

Inaugural address by Comrade M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Govt. Employees New Delhi.
Inaugurating and initiating discussion of seminar Secretary General  congratulated the COC Karnataka for organising this seminar on the common demands of CG Employees which is first of its kind in the country. He also thanked the COC Karnataka for participation in strikes and struggles launched by Confederation. He narrated the circumstances under which the earlier pay commissions had been constituted. Even in case of VII CPC Confederation was first to raise the demand and later adopted by all organisations. Government after seeing the mobilisation for strike ballot proposed to be held in November 2013  announced the constitution of VII CPC. which has put pressure on the Government in announcing the 7th CPC, He explained to the members about the terms of reference prepared by the staff side of JCM to the Central Government, He also informed that if the Central Government does not agree to our demands or the terms of reference prepared by the staff side of JCM  then the Confederation will  take up struggle path.  

  Comrade M.Krishnan deliberated on the work paper prepared by the COC Karnataka and each and every item was discussed by him. He expressed satisfaction on the this report and informed the delegates that while preparing the 7th CPC  memorandum by the Confederation the views of the COC Karnataka will be taken into account, he also assured that the members will be consulted before finalising the 7th CPC  memorandum as this will be displayed on the Confederation website.   
Presentation of work paper by Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka, He presented the work paper which was approved by the members.

Com Kameshawari from IMD wanted the  IMD to be declared as scientific department . Com Ashok Kumar from Census wanted increase in tour TA/DA rates, Com R. Srinivas wanted filling up of vacant post.  
Concluding address by Comrade M.S.Raja Working President of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees  New Delhi
In his speech he explained how the C. G. Employees were denied the trade union rights, he urged members to be prepared for the struggles and he explained how the struggles from first CPC to sixth CPC has yielded results. He also agreed to the work paper on common demands of CG Employees prepared by COC Karnataka.
Comrade K.S.Madhusudhan Secretary General  AICGWBEA and General Secretary COC  Harayana State.
In his speech he agreed on the work paper on common demands of CG Employees prepared by COC Karnataka, He explained the need for filling up  vacant post and travelling allowance to be provided to field staff. He urged all persons to prepare their 7th CPC memorandum, He informed that for CGWB a committee has been formed in which Com P.S.Prasad has been made member of the committee.
Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka made his concluding remarks and assured the Apex leadership that State unit will implement the calls of Hqrs in letter and spirit.

Seminar concluded at 4.30 Pm with Vote of thanks by Com Ravindranth Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka.

Present Strength of Indian Armed Force
While answering to a question in Rajya Sabha, the Defence Minister has given a detailed 
report in written reply of present strength of the Indian Armed Forces.
Increasing the strength of armed forces
The present strength of the Indian Armed Forces is as under:
Army
Navy
(as on 31.10.2013)
Air Force
(as on 01.12.2013)
Officers
(as on 01.07.2013)
Other Ranks
(as on 01.10.2013)
Officers
Sailors
Officers
Airmen
38574
1132473
8896
51608
11918
130209
Force accretion of the Armed Forces is an ongoing process dictated primarily by
to be achieved, threat perceptions, prevailing external strategic security
environment and emerging technologies.  The force accretion programme is being 
pursued in accordance with the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan and the 12th
Defence Plan (2012-2017).
Source : PIB

MAXIMUM AGE LIMIT FOR RECRUITMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS/FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Guidelines on re-employment of Ex-servicemen in Public Sector Banks/Financial
 Services have been issued vide the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic
Affairs (Banking Division) (Now Department of Financial Services) OM No.261/16/89-
SCT (B) Dated the 30th May, 1990.
The OM prescribes the following maximum age limit for recruitment of Ex-servicemen
in the Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions:
1.
Security Guard/Armed Guard
45 Years
2.
Clerical cadre
50 Years
3.
Sub-staff cadre other than Security Guard/Armed Guard
50 Years
4.
Chief Security Officer
55 Years
5.
Security Officers
40 Years

The Public Sector Banks do not have any Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACP)
similar to Government.
The above information was submitted as in the written reply in Rajya Sabha on
12th Dcember 2013 by the Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and
Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy.

Guidelines on implementation of suo-motu disclosure under Section 4 of 
RTI Act, 2005 — Compliance of. 
Please click here:
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/1_6_2011-IR-10122013.pdf

Furnishing DPC proposals to the UPSC and preparation of 
approved select panels for promotion in a time bound manner as laid down in DoP&T's Model Calendar for DPCs - Regarding. 
Click here:
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/22011-1-2011-Esst_D.pdf

Number of Posts Sanctioned, Filled and Vacant of Regular Civilian Employees in Central Government
THE BELOW DETAIL WAS SUBMITTED IN A WRITTEN REPLY IN THE ARLIAMENT BY THE MINISTER OF DOPT SHRI V.NARAYANASAMY ON 12TH DECEMBER 2013 TO A QUESTION REGARDING THE NUMBER OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES IS CONSTANTLY DECREASING DUE TO NON-FILLING UP OF VACANCIES FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS...

The Minister said that the details of the number of posts sanctioned, filled and vacant of Regular Civilian Employees in Central Government & Union Territory Administrations as per the ‘Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees for 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-12 brought out by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), as on 1st March of the relevant year are as under:

As on
Number of sanctioned posts
Number of incumbents in position
Number of vacant posts
1.3.2010
3602295
3068359
533936
1.3.2011
3663529
3081938
581591
1.3.2012
3684543
3084530
600013

The Ministries/Departments are required to fill the vacancies as per Recruitment Rules and extant guidelines. This Department issues instructions from time to time to all Ministries/Departments to fill up the vacant posts on timely basis. The data in this regard is not centrally maintained.

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL SOON COMMUNICATE THROUGH EMAIL ID-MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMUNICATIONS MILIND DEORA

All Central government employees will soon be expected to communicate through the National Informatics Centre (NIC) email ID, a union minister said on Monday adding that the government was chalking out a plan in this regard.
Minister of State for Communications Milind Deora told reporters here that his department is working on a new email policy which will address this issue, among others.
“Once this is ready, then all government officials will have to communicate only through NIC email id,” he said.
“After this, the issue of cyber security can be addressed on a single platform as NIC is taking care of e-governance programmes of the Centre,” said Deora.

REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2006 PENSIONERS FROM 1.1.2006-SLP FILED BY UNION OF INDIA IS PENDING-MINISTER REPLIED IN RAJYA SABHA


                                                GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
                   MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-846
ANSWERED ON-12.12.2013
Benefits of Sixth Pay Commission to retirees
846 . Shri BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR
(a)  whether the Supreme Court has upheld the decision of High Court and CAT for providing the benefit of Sixth Pay Commission to Government employees who retired before Ist January, 2006;
(b) whether it is a fact that Supreme Court in its judgement has given benefit w.e.f. January, 2006;
(c) whether the Ministry has implemented the judgement of Supreme Court in totality while giving benefit to those retirees w.e.f. January, 2006; and
(d)  if so, details thereof and if not, reasons therefor?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)
The orders for implementation of the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of 6th CPC for revision for pension of past pensioners were issued vide this Department’s Office Memorandum(OM) dated 1.9.2008. The provisions of Para 4.2 of this OM were clarified vide this Department’s letter dated 3.10.2008.
The Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi in its order dated 1.11.2011 observed that by the OM dated 3.10.2008 the original orders of 1.9.2008 have been modified. Hon’ble CAT directed that the past pensioners may be granted, w.e.f. 1.1.2006, a minimum pension @ 50% of the minimum pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale with reference to the fitment table applicable for revision of pay of serving employees.
Writ Petitions were filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi challenging the above mentioned order.
In its order dated 29.4.2013, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court has upheld the order dated 1.11.2011. After considering the order of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and various representations received in this regard, Special Leave Petition was filed by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare filed an SLP in the Hon’ble Supreme Court against this order. This SLP came up for hearing on 29.7.2013 and was dismissed and the Review Petition was also dismissed.
Union of India has also filed SLP against the order dated 29.4.2013 in Writ Petitions No.2348/2012, 2349/2012 and 2350/2012 in the Hon’ble Supreme Court which came up for hearing on 19.11.2013. The Hon’ble Supreme Court directed to list the SLP alongwith CA No.8875-8876 of 2011 filed by Ministry of Defence and is now listed for hearing on 4.2.2014. The matter is therefore sub-judice.