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The next date of hearing on the upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC in CAT Jabalpur will be decided after submission of the documents sought by the CAT. The date of next hearing on the SLP filed against MACP on promotional hierarchy in Supreme Court is 09/08/2017

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kolkata CAT Order regarding Payment of wages and DA to Casual Labourers







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Friday, August 29, 2014

REGULATION OF TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE AT FARIDABAD, GUARGAON, GAZIABD & NOIDA AT PAR WITH DELHI RATES: CONFEDERATION WRITES TO MINISTRY OF FINANCE

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PROMOTION OF UDC TO ASSISTANT-LETTER TO ADG, NSSO(FOD) 


Thursday, August 28, 2014

HAPPY GANESH CHATURTI


Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, National Federation of Postal Employees (NFPE) & Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, General Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union Group-C (CHQ), Leader, JCM Departmental Council, Department of Posts, Member, JCM National Council will be retiring from service on superannuation on 31st August, 2014. 
He will also continue to lead the entire Central Government employees as Secretary General, Confederation till the next National Conference (2016).

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

UPGRADATION OF GRADE PAY OF LDC & UDC- A STEP FORWARD


BORDER ROAD ORGANISATION (BRO) SUBMITS THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB & HARYANA, CHANDIGARH THAT “...organisation accepts the position that the Government is considering the same since more than last one year and yet no decision has been taken”.

SHRI ABHIMANYU KUMAR & 58 OTHER LDCS OF BORDER ROAD ORGANISATION FILED A CASE FOR UPGRADATION OF GRADE PAY LDC FROM 1900 TO 2400 IN PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT CHANDIGARH - CWP NO. 14193/2014. COPY OF THE INTRIM ORDER ISSUED BY THE COURT IS GIVEN BELOW:
-TKR Pillai

  
CWP 14193/2014                                                                             108

Abhimanyu Kumar and ors v UOI and others

Present:- Mr.ADS Jatana, Advocate for the petitioner
  
Petitioners, who are 59 in number, are working on the post

of Lower Division Clerks (LDC) with General Reserve Engineering

Force (GREF) which is a Border Road Organisation. After the

acceptance of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission they

have been kept in Pay Band-I of Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay of

Rs.1900/-. They are seeking upgradation of their Grade Pay to

Rs.2400/- as granted to other cadres in the same Pay Band and pay

scale of other Central forces.
  
By referring to Annexure P-5, it is submitted that the

organisation accepts the position that the Government is considering

the same since more than last one year and yet no decision has been

taken.

Notice of motion for 12.12.2014.

23.07.2014                                                       (Jaswant Singh)
joshi                                                                         Judge


Negation of the promises

Top leaders of the present Central Government had showered promises to the working class, especially the Central Government Employees during General Election. The promises including exemption of Income Tax limit up to 5 lakhs and many other assurances appeared to have more than 80% Government Employees in favour of them. But today we see the blatant negations of the promises made by them.
                                                                                       
Income Tax

As against the promise of exemption of Income tax limit up to 5 lakhs, a mere increase of Rs. 30000 i.e. from Rs. 220000 to 250000 made whereas everybody know the minimum annual increase of salary due to increments and  DA during the period 1/4/2013 to 31/3/2014 is more than 50000. Thus, in spite of Rs. 30000 exemption, the lower income group whose gross salary is less than Rs. 5 lakhs has been charged more taxes than the previous year.

Granting of IR/Merger of DA

Yet another betrayal from the stand taken in favour of central Government Employees by the then major opposition party is the refusal of giving IR/merger of DA. It is said that merger of DA is not considered because 6th Pay Commission in its report has not recommended for such merger. It is worth mentioning here that constitution of 7th Pay Commission was also not recommended by the 6th Pay Commission.

Cancellation of LTC by air for low class employees:

Moreover, prior to the Government taking over the charge lower level central Government employees had allowed LTC for North East/Jammu & Kashmir by Air. Granting of LTC by air to the 28 lakhs Group C employees for North East and Jammu & Kashmir were chiefly aimed for the economic growth of these statesand more integration with the rest of India.  But the Government has withdrawn the facility. On the other hand officers with Rs. 5400 and more Grade pay are still allowed to fly anywhere in India either on tour or LTC.

Installation of Biometric punching machine

Now the Government of India has announced installation of biometric punching machine in all its offices in a phased manner and the same are being linked with Aadhar. In this series most of the Government Offices functioning in Delhi has already been installed and the remaining offices have been asked to install the machine immediately. But, merely installing biometric punching machine and asking the employees to report duty in time will not solve the issue. A section of employees especially employees belong to lower income group working in Delhi offices are living outside Delhi. It has come to know that persons residing more than 150 Kms away from Delhi are attending duties in Delhi offices by travelling local trains & other conveyance.  What prevent them to stay in Delhi? First reason is non allocation of Government quarters in the nearby places of their posting. Secondly, the living cost of Delhi is not bearable to a low class employee because the successive pay commissions and Governments neglected them. According to the 6th Pay Commission pay structure MTS, LDC or the posts with equivalent grade would not get net monthly salary more than Rs. 14000-16000. How they manage a family with this meager amount? So they used to live in the joint family in the home villages in the nearby areas of Delhi. Since being the value of humanity is above than everything, Government should study and solve the problems faced by this section also. 

By concluding this, I would like to produce a comment written by an anonymous person on Ministry of Finance directive to keep economy in use of paper in Central Government Offices. “Finance Ministry, Dept of expenditure, DoPT is the major breeding grounds of unnecessary expenditures. They are the root cause of many court cases. They did not accept to implement the judgment to similarly placed employees, like the case of MACP in promotional hierarchy. This lead many cases filed in various courts all over India. This result into huge expenditure to govt. in respect of legal adviser fee, court fee etc. But they go on speaking about economy in use of paper. They never apply their mind to curtail court case expenditure”.

-TKR Pillai
General Secretary
Dopt Orders on declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year

F.No.11013/3/2014-Estt.(A)
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated August 25 , 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Circular of even no. dated 23.07.2014 the subject mentioned above requesting all Ministries! Departments to bring the provisions of the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, to the notice of all concerned for compliance. It is again requested that necessary directions may be issued in this regard urgently so that the declarations/information/returns from every public servant are received on or before the 15th day of September 2014 as stipulated in the said Rules. It is reiterated that the definition of public servant covers all Group A, B and C employees,

2. In this regard it is also clarified that the public servants who either failed or were not required to file the annual declarations as per the applicable rules [eg. Group C’ Government servants covered under CCS(Conduct) rules, 1964] are also required to file the stipulated declaration/ information/return within time,

3. Hindi version will follow. ,

sd/-
(J. A. Vaidyanathan)
Director (E)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY: LIST OF CASES FILED 

DEAR FRIENDS,

The list of cases filed on the subject is given below for your reference.







Visit of the 7th CPC to Leh/Srinagar
http://7cpc.india.gov.in/news02.html
ISSUE OF MEDICINES / REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENDITURE ON INVESTIGATIONS / TREATMENT PROCEDURES / IMPLANTS AND OTHER MEDICAL DEVICES UNDER CGHS
http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File738.pdf

Monday, August 25, 2014

Again LDCs of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

Consider the quality and quantity of work done by us!
Consider the upgradation of Grade Pay to Rs. 2800!!     

Another Important letter received from LDCs of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas is given below:
  
To,                                                                                                          Date: 09.08.2014

            Sri T.K.R. Pillai, General Secretary,
            All India Association of Administrative Staff,
            Hall No. 201 & 205, Vijay Stambh, Zone-I,
            Maharana Pratap Nagar, Bhopal – 462011

Respected Sir,

Accept my regards, please. Your contributions towards fight for our right are enormous. Thanks a lot. Sir, I am working as LDC in the pay band Rs.5200/- and GP-Rs.1900/- under the establishment of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, a fully residential school located in rural area, one in each district of every states of India except in the state of Tamil Nadu under the Ministry of HRD., Govt. of India. In Navodaya Vidyalaya system, the sanctions of Non-Teaching staffs are as follows:
            1.         Office Superintendent                        : 01
            2.         UDC                                       : 01
            3.         LDC                                        : 02
            4.         Store Keeper                           : 01
            5.         Chowkidar                              : 02
            6.         Sweeper cum Chowkidar        : 02
Total strength of students is 560 Nos. (Full capacity).

Out of the above sanction of posts, the posts of Office Supdt. and UDC are lying vacant in most of the Vidyalayas. LDCs are playing a major role in functioning of the Vidyalayas. As a LDC we are performing the following duties:

1.         Daily receipt and dispatch of letters.
2.         Drafting and regular typing of letters.
3.         Checking of mails (e-mail) twice daily (morning and Evening) and sending replies, etc.
4.         Filing of letters to concern file and maintaining near about 150 correspondence files, 50 personal files of staffs, 20 guard files, etc.
5.      Up-keeping of student’s personal files (560 nos. full capacity norms). Issue of letters to parents periodically, warning letters to in-disciplined students, parents, etc.
6.       Sending report to higher authority periodically: 1. Daily Report on Unwanted Incidents, 2. Monthly Students Strength, 3. Staff Position, 4. Monthly Expenditure Statement, 5. CPF/GISLIS, 6. Monthly report on 14 points Safety & Security, 7. Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) to SSA authority, etc.
7.         Up-Keeping Vidyalaya Admission & Withdrawal Register.
8.         Calculation of Income Tax and quarterly filing of Income Tax returns of staffs.
9.     LDCs are also assigned store charges like Bedding Items, Uniforms, Daily Used Items, Mess, Furniture, Stationary, Office Equipments, Hostel Equipments, Water & Electricity, etc. Hence, daily issue of items and maintaining records of each and every item with up-dated Stock Registers.
10.       Up-Keeping of Vidyalaya daily maintenance and repairing works by engaging casual labourers.
11.       Timely Placing of supply orders, receipts of items after duly verification by verification committee (basically teaching staffs and students) and timely issue of items to students as per entitlements and keeping records.
12.       Up-Keeping of Vidyalaya Campus (30 acres norms), beautification, etc by engaging labourers.
13.     Accounting works like maintenance of PI Accounts, Cash Book, Ledger, Processing of bills, Pay Roll, TA bills, MR Bills, etc.
14.       Preparation of Annual Accounts, Budget (RE, BE), Annual Report, Annual Physical Verification of all stores, etc.
15.       Timely Up-Loading of salary of staff in the web portal of Union Bank of India (Samiti tie up).
16.       Perform Escorting duty of students during Sports meet, migration, mini-migration.
17.       Many others miscellaneous works in order to smoothly run the School in the interest of 560 students from its feeding, wearing, lodging, and studying.

Injustice to LDCs and other Non-Teaching Staffs in Navodaya Vidyalayas:


1.         Due to lack of sufficient numbers of MTS as they are being engaged as follows:
            a.         Night duty                                                                  : 01 Chowkidar
            b.         Day gate duty                                                             : 01 Chowkidar
            c.         Sweeping & cleaning of Mess and Academic block  : 01 CCS
            d.         Sweeping & Cleaning of dormitories                         : 01 CCS
the LDCs are worst sufferer as they have to physically arrange all the stores items himself in the store uniformly and issue to each and every students keeping proper records. More over after the implementation of 6th CPC, MTS do not give attention to the call of LDC as they are getting more or equivalent salary. Hence, sometime we feel ourself as not more than a casual labour.
2.         Due to non-sanction of Office Peon Post in JNV, LDC has to perform the duty of peon also.
3.       In all Central Govt. Offices only 05 days works in a week, but we are doing 06 days works from morning 08 a.m. to 5. p.m. in the evening. Even though we are not able to complete our works, hence we have to work in Sunday also to up-date our Registers, filing works etc.
4.        In Navodaya Vidyalaya System, Teaching staff are getting 10% Special Allowances for performing special residential duties in Vidyalaya whereas we the Non-Teaching staffs are deprived from this allowance though we are serving in the same institution. The Teaching Staffs are getting 03 Months Vacation in a year and during this period also they are entitle and getting the Special Allowances 10%, but for what special duty at home during vacation/CCL/EL/ML/PL? and we are not getting even after working whole the day.

5.         As we devote our maximum time to our official works/duties, we unable to look after our children, time to family members, relatives etc. We are also very much sorry that we are not able to attend our parents even during their serious illness/fever or on emergency as we remain always burden with official works. Whereas a same qualification Asstt. Teacher (PRT) of Arunachal Pradesh perform duty from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only and draws salary of Pay band Rs.9300/- and Grade pay Rs. 4200/- and gets sufficient time to take care of their family and children.
6.       In Navodaya Vidyalaya System, there are only Type-III and Type-I quarters. As per entitlement LDC are entitle to Type-II quarter but they are being illegally force to accommodate in Type-I quarter.
7.         Ours financial/economic conditions, social status and dignity in office/society declined drastically after the implementation of the 6th CPC. If the concern authority feels that the post of LDC is insignificant, then I would like to appeal the authority to convert our post to MTS by downgrading our grade pay of Rs. 100/-, so that we may also work in peace without any responsibility.

Appeal:

I would like to appeal the concern authority that by considering our quality and quantity of works perform by us and the official responsibility naturally (automatically we are responsible for any delay of reply, misplace/missing of letters, wrong reply of letters, delay of bill payment, wrong payment of bill, arrangements for stay/accommodation of officers/VIPs etc.) assigned to us, the Grade of LDC should be raise to Rs. 2800/-.   
          
Yours faithfully


LDC,
                                                                                       Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya  
                                                                                                   Arunachal Pradesh
Copy to:
 1.         Sri Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary,
                        National Council (Staff side), Joint Consultative Machinary
                        For Central Government Employee, 13-C, Ferozshah Road,
                        New-Delhi. – for perusal, please.

            2.         The General Secretary,
                        AINVSA, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya,

                        Mamnoor, Dist. Warangal, Andhra Pradesh. – for perusal, please.
Confederation of Central Government
Employees and Workers
Karnataka State

The meeting with CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS of 7th Central Pay Commission was held at Bangalore 0n 24th August 2014 for about 50 minutes. Overall the meeting was on positive note.

The following members of COC Karnataka participated in the meeting.
Com S. Radhakrishna President of COC Karnataka (Representing department AG’s)
Com Juliana Vincent Vice President of COC Karnataka (Representing department Survey of India).
Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department Central Ground Water Board.)
Com Vinod Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department Income Tax office).
Com M,Ramakrishna Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department RMS).
Com Dominic Vijaya Anand Finance Secretary COC Karnataka (Representing department Postal Accounts).
Com D.K.Bharathi Assistant Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department Postal Admin.)
Com Muthukumar Advisor of  COC Karnataka(Representing department Postal.)
Com C A Kamesharwary, Asstt. Finance Secretary of COC Karnataka (Represening Department of IMD)

President Com Radhakrishna welcomed the Chairman and Members of the 7th CPC for the meeting.
General Secretary Com P.S.Prasad presented the power point presentation.
The interactions were held for about 50 minutes with the Pay Commission officials,
Com   Radhakrishna, Com P.S.Prasad, Com Muthukumar , Com Vinod, & Com Ramakrishna spoke effectively on various subjects.

The following items and points were presented:
Bangalore Prices:
It was brought to the notice of the commission that the cost of living is high in Bangalore compared to other metro cities in the country and the prices of all essential commodities are comparatively high in the State of Karnataka. House rent is in the range of  Rs 7000/- per month to Rs 35,000/- per month. The private school fees is from Rs 25,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per year.  Donation is also too high, the cost of local transportation is from Rs 2000/- to Rs 10,000/- per month.
(This was only informative portion on prices)
Minimum Wage:
It was brought to the notice of the commission that:
a)      Since Government is a model employer, they should provide minimum wages as per the 15 ILO conference and other wages as per the educational qualification & skill requirement of the job .
b)      Higher skill requirement due to computer usage and modernisation of equipment's. The skill requirement is higher compared to earlier days due to technology advancement.   
c)      The  higher inflation which is existing from the last eight years which is effecting the Government Employees, the money value has gone down to a large extent & there is erosion in wages.
d)      The salaries of the Government Employees are fully accounted for tax calculation, whereas in private sector allowances are not taxed.

(The commission Agreed to consider this on the lines of JCM memorandum)

It was brought to the notice of the commission that to attract higher talent to Central Government higher pay scales should be given.
(The commission was of the view that people choose their career on various aspects including wages.  Wages of Government employees cannot be compared with private sector.   It was pointed out by us that though the wages cannot be compared with private sector there is a need to keep the wages in central government that people will continue in government after joining.  Chairman assured to examine this aspect)

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK

It was brought to the notice of the commission that in respect EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK
a)      For the same post which include similar duties and responsibility, there are different pay scales/ Grade Pay existing for same nature of duties and similar recruit qualifications.
b)      Grant of Grade Pay Rs.4800 to all Supervisors cadre.
c)      The gazetted Group “B” post be  started  from Rs 5400/- GP. 
d)      LDC pay scales should be provided with Grade Pay of Rs.2400 as their minimum qualifications is 12th std.
e)      There should not be any discrimination in the Pay scales of CSSS Cadre and Subordinate Departments since the nature of work being carried out by them is similar. Hence, disparity is to be removed.
f)        The Drivers of Subordinate offices  be placed with starting pay of Rs 2400/ GP as in Lok Sabha Secretariat.
g)      Graded structure for MTS should also be recommended as the 5th CPC vide para no 53.13 had recommended graded structure for these MTS.
h)      Pay scales of Stores wing persons be upgraded considering their work load and level of responsibility.
i)        Provide additional increment w.e.f. 01.01.2006 to staff working in old pay scale Rs.7450-11500 as in case of Inspectors of Central Excise and Income tax departments.

(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion except Drivers case.)

Increment rate of 5% and Promotion policy.


It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Increment rate of 5% and Promotion policy.

a)      As the Government employee put more and more service, he will be more trained to perform his duties in a better befitting manner. Thus the Government is more beneficial as good quality of work can be expected from an experienced official.
b)      His family responsibility will increase with age.
c)      They has to educate the children in professional courses, marriage of his children has to be performed, his medical expenses will also increase.
d)      There should be adequate financial protection for him, the better rate of increment should motivate him to work more.
e)      The person joining a Central Government Service is not just for the employment is for a whole career.
f)       On promotion one shall get two additional increments subject to an minimum salary increase of Rs 3000/- per month as he will perform higher duties and responsibility's.
g)      He shall get not less than five financial up gradations in promotional hierarchy during his service to motivate him to work more.
h)      Similarly the scientist are provided to FCS and get promotions every 4 years.

(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)

Consumer Price Index & Dearness Allowance Formula.

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Consumer Price Index & Dearness Allowance  Formula.
a)      CPI as on 1/1/2006  was 115.76 points.
b)      CPI as on 1/1/2014  was 237 points.
c)      The CPI has increased by 121 points .
d)      But the DA increased by just 100% as on 1/1/2014 from 1/1/2006.
e)      The actual DA should have been 121 % not just 100% as on Jan 2014.
f)       Actual increase in price rise is more than 200 % and DA should have been more than 200%.
g)      6 months average DA computation of Consumer Price Index should be provided to Central Government employees rather than 12 months average.
h)      Rounding off DA be done whenever it crosses fraction more than 0.50

             (The commission positively agreed to consider this  suggestion.)

Allowances:
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Allowances
a)      All allowances such as HRA, Tour DA, CEA (tuition fees) , Cashier Allowances, etc. should be increased by four times.
b)      OTA & Night Duty to be paid on par with Railways .
c)      When ever there is an increase in Dearness Allowance, the above  allowances be also increase as in the case of Transport allowance.

                 (The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)

Transport allowance:

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Transport allowance
a)      The  field oriented organizations like CGWB, Survey Of India, GSI, IBM, IMD, etc. most of the categories remain in fields, even Postal Employees and AG's Employees  are effected.  
b)      Now the field going staff are deprived of earlier CCA and present Transport Allowance as they cannot fulfill the condition of at least one day stay in a month in head quarters.  
c)      This condition of being present at Hqrs. Office at least a day in a calendar month becoming eligible for transport Allowances should be removed.

          (The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)

Taxes:
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on taxes:
a)      The  Fifth Central Pay commission in its report vide para no105.12 has said that  Dearness allowance  be paid free of net taxes as the DA is paid for compensation against price rise. All other allowances should also be paid net of taxes which has been examined by 5th CPC in para no 167.
(The commission agreed to examine this suggestion.)
 Health Care system:

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Health Care system
a)      More CGHS hospitals should be made available or alternatively the person should have the option to choose any of the hospitals of his choice and the bill to be passed with AIMS rates.  
b)      Existing CGHS system needs improvement.
c)      Proper ward entitlement should be made as per grades.
d)      Cash less facility for hospitalization.
e)      Autonomous  bodies shall also be included in CGHS

(The commission to examine this suggestion, but not satisfied with demand of Cash less facility for hospitalization.)

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on following issues.

Other points:

a)      Central Government Strength.
b)      Non-filling up of vacant posts has resulted in increased work load on the existing employees.
c)      Lower Spending by Central Government on its Employees.
d)      Leave / Holidays.
e)      12 days Casual Leave.
f)       Restrictions EL of  300 days to be removed.
g)      The PSU are providing reward medals after 15 years, 25 years and end of service, similarly such reward should be provided to Central Government Employees.
h)      In case of death of Government Servant during while on duties, his family members should get compassionate  appointment not considering restrictions of 5%.
i)        Education Loan should be provided.

(The commission to examine this suggestion)