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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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Sunday, May 31, 2015

BRIEF ON THE MEETING OF THE NAC HELD ON 29/05/2015


Saturday, May 30, 2015

OUR DEMAND FOR HRA ON THE BASIS OF CENSUS 2011-- SUCCESS
Revision of the classification/upgradation certain cities/towns on the basis of Census-2011 for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance to Central Government employees
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the proposal of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure for reclassification/upgradation of certain cities/towns on the basis of Census-2011, for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Transport Allowance to Central Government employees.
On the basis of the final population figures of Census-2011, two cities have qualified for being upgraded from 'Y' class to 'X' class and 21 cities have qualified for being upgraded from 'Z' to 'Y' class for the purpose of HRA. Six cities have qualified for being upgraded from "Other Places" to specified higher class for the purpose of Transport Allowance.
The revised classification of cities shall take effect from 01.04.2014. The impact on the exchequer on account of upgradation of 29 cities, would be approx. Rs.128 crore for the year 2014-15.
Background:
HRA and Transport Allowance are admissible to Central Government employees depending upon employees' Basic Pay (including NPA where applicable)/Grade Pay and the classification of the city/town where they are posted. The existing classification of cities/towns in different classes viz. 'X', 'Y' and 'Z' for the purpose of HRA and 13 specified cities classified earlier as 'A-1'/ 'A' and "Other Places" for the purpose of Transport Allowance, is as per the criterion recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. The existing qualifying limits of population for classification for HRA purpose is 50 lakhs & above for 'X', 5 - 50 lakhs for 'Y' and below 5 lakhs for 'Z' class city. Transport allowance is payable at 'higher rates' in 13 specified cities classified earlier as 'A-1' / 'A' (that is those cities having population of 20 lakhs & above) and at 'lower rates' in all other places.
The classification of cities/towns for this purpose is revised on the basis of their population as reflected in the decennial census report. The existing classification of various cities/towns is based on 2001 Census figures. The criterion of population for this purpose has been followed as recommended by the Central Pay Commissions.

Cities/towns to be upgraded on the basis of census-2011 for grant of House Rent Allowance
Cities to be upgraded/re-classified as "X"
Ahmadabad(UA)
Pune (UA)
Cities to be upgraded/re-classified as "Y"
Nellore (UA)
Gurgaon (UA)
Bokaro Steel City (UA)
Gulbarga (UA)
Thrissur (UA)
Malappuram (UA)
Kannur(UA)
Kollam (UA)
Ujjain (M. Coprn.)
Vasai-Virar City (M. Corpn.)
Malegaon (UA)
Nanded-Waghala (M.Corp.)
Sangli (UA)
Raurkela (UA)
Ajmer (UA)
Erode (UA)
Noida (CT)
Firozabad (NPP)
Jhansi (UA)
Siliguri (UA)
Durgapur (UA)

Cities/towns to be upgraded on the basis of census-2011 for grant of Transport Allowance
Cities to be added for higher rates of Transport Allowance (i.e. which have population of more than 20 lakh to qualify for earlier classification as “A-1”/ “A” as stipulated in O.M. No. 21(2)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.8.2008):
Patna (UA)
Kochi (UA)
Indore (UA)
Coimbatore (UA)
Ghaziabad (UA)

source:nfpe web site

CPI April 2015 and DA & Date of effect. 


Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers - CPI(IW) for April 2015 is 256 points, increased by 2 pointscompared to March 2015.   DA as on April  2015 is 117.69% Likely DA as on July 2015 is likely to be 118 % or 119%.
This shows once again retail prices are going up even though the inflation level is at negative figure. The vast difference is there between whole sale prices and retail prices.   
Now it is clear that the wages should be calculated taking into the prices as on 1/1/2015, we cannot estimate in real sense the prices as on 1/1/2016.  The prices may increase or stabilize which depends upon rainfall, crop supply, demand supply etc. 

technically it is incorrect to project the percentage of price rise as on 1/1/2016. Hence the date of effect of 7th CPC should be only 1/1/2015 not 1/1/2016.

Source:www.karnatakacoc.blogspot.in

Thursday, May 28, 2015

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER JUNE-2015

ONE YEAR OF MODI GOVERNMENT
DISAPPOINTING TO WORKING CLASS

            Modi Government has completed ONE YEAR. Within this one year. No remarkable change or development is being seen. So many populous slogans and promises during election campaign and thereafter coming in power were made and people of India were hypnotized and got their Votes and formed the government with full majority and this happened after 30 years when a single party came in power with full fledged majority. Working class in general and salaried class in particular was very hopeful for “ACHCHHE DIN” (Good Days) and they were expecting D.A.  merger, Interim Relief and raising in income tax exemption limit. But Government denied everything instead of giving any relief to the working class, all round  attacks were started in several  forms in the shape of Labour  Laws amendments, attack on wages and lively hood of working class who create wealth for the nation and ban on recruitment in Central Government Services for one year, attack on social security  rights doing away with the employees provident fund scheme and diverting a part of fund for speculation in share market doing away with ESI converting the same in to an insurance scheme under IRDA Drastic cut on  social sector expenditure and allocation on welfare schemes like ICDS, Mid Day Meal, NHRM, MNREGA with the Motive of finally doing away with such pro-people schemes  and programmes altogether.

            A vigorous campaign has been launched to  change the  labour laws like Industrial Dispute Act 1947, Factories Act, Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition Act) and all wages related legislations etc, in favour of employers with the object to throw away the   Working Class of country out of purview of protection under the labour laws and Completely dismantling  entire labour law enforcement machinery,

            Never before the Working Class has faced such a situation. This is the working class who create GDP to Nation and profits to employers.

            In Central Government Sector also these attacks are being intensified. 100% FDI has been declared in Railway and 49% in Defence Production paving way for capitalists/corporates to enter in to these sectors. Disinvestment has been started in profit making public sectors like NTPC, NHPC, Coal India etc. and planning to disinvest all profit making sectors.

            In Postal Department also there is danger of corporatization and privatization if the recommendations of Task Force Committee headed by Shri T.S.R. Subramanian are implemented. Though at present on account of stiff resistance by PJCA (NFPE/FNPO) the recommendations have not been implemented but these have also not been rejected by the Department of Posts and may be introduced at any time after changing the forms so we have to keep a vigilant watch over this.

            Contrary to this all schemes and planning’s are being made to give  benefits to Corporates /Capitalists by way of promulgating ordinances for decentralization of Coal mining  sector, de-regularization of other Mineral resources  through auction route totally being unconcerned about the lively hood of  local and tribal peoples and forest dwellers.

            The peasantry and agriculture workers are also worst suffers due to the policies of Modi Government. The prices of seeds, fertilizers, power, diesel, Water for irrigation have been increased many folds but the MSP of Wheat and rice has been increased by Rs.50/- per quintal only. The land of farmers will be snatched away without their consent in favour of capitalists and if the present amended land acquisition act is implemented

            So based on the above  facts, it is crystal clear  that the policies of present Modi Government  are totally in  favour of Capitalists/Corporates and against the interests of Working Class . The hope of “ACHCHHE DIN” (Good Days) is now diminished and working class and common man of this country is disappointed.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS WAS HELD ON 26.05.2015 DECLARATION.

          The National Convention Calls upon the Central Trade Unions All India General Strike on 2nd September, 2015




Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pay fixation of direct recruit Assistants appointed after 1.1.2006-Stepping up of pay of DRs with reference to the pay of junior promotee Assistants- Clarification CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Constitution of Inter Ministerial Committee to hold discussion with representatives of Central Trade Unions on 10 point charter of demands and other issues.
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
26-May-2015 11:48 IST
PRESS NOTE

            The Government has decided to constitute following Inter Ministerial committee to hold threadbare discussions with representatives of Central Trade Unions on 10 point charter of demands and other issues being raised by them and for recommending measures to address those issues:-

1.Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister
2.Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State(I/C) for Labour&Employment
3.Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State(I/C) for Petroleum&NaturalGas
4.Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State(I/C) for Power
5.Dr.Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office

            The Secretarial assistance to this committee will be provided by the Ministry of Labour & Employment.Ministry of Labour and Employment Government of India New Delhi:  May 26, 2015    Source: PIB

Monday, May 25, 2015

AIRF rejected Bibek Debroy Committee report .Pledged to organize United Movement against privaisation of Indian Railways.(Please click the link below to see the full letter)

Simplification of pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents:(click the link given below)
http://www.desw.gov.in/sites/upload_files/desw/files/pdf/D%28PenPolicy%29-15-May-2015_0.pdf

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities. To view Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 36012/39/2014-Estt (Res) dated 22-05-2015 pleaseClick Here.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability -Supreme Court Order in Bhagwan Dass and Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board 2008 1 SCC 579To view please Click Here
INCLUSION OF AADHAR (UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION) NUMBER IN SERVICE BOOK OF GOVERNMENT SERVANTS

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Temporary Status Group 'D' is entitled for OLD Pension Scheme even though appointed after 1.1.2004 CLICK HERE to view the Judgement of High court of Karnataka

Dopt Clarification on LTC - Eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions
http://90paisa.org/dopt-clarification-on-ltc-eligibility-of-home-town-concession-frequently-asked-questions/

Monday, May 18, 2015

RAILWAY BOARD MEETING WITH FEDERATIONS TO DISCUS MACP ANOMALIES


Withdrawal from the list of Diagnostic Labs and Imaging Centres Empanelled under CGHS, Delhi

G.I., Min. of H & F W., O.M.F. No: S-11011/21/2014-(HEC), dated 14.5.2015

Withdrawal from the list of Diagnostic Labs and Imaging Centres empanelled under CGHS, Delhi.

            With reference to the above mentioned subject it is stated that subsequent to the sting operation titled “Operation Jonk-2” aired by a TV channel on 7th May, 2015, prima facie it appears that following MRI centre which was empanelled under CGHS has indulged in unethical practices. Hence it has been decided to withdraw the empanelment of following centre from CGHS with immediate effect till further orders.


Sr. No. / Name of the Centre / Address
1. / C-15 MRI Diagnostic & Research / C-15, Green Park Extension, Centre, New Delhi – 110016.

(Dr. Kanwal Kumar)
Additional Director, CGHS (HQ)
R.K. Puram, New Delhi

Source: CGHS Portal

Friday, May 15, 2015

MEETING OF NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD ON : 29.5.2015 AT  3.00 PM CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Marriage of daughter not a bar in being considered for govt. job on compassionate grounds after the death of her father while in service: Madras High Court CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Monday, May 11, 2015

MACP ON PROMOTAIONAL HIERARCHY

DECISION ON INTERVENTION APPLICATION OF ATOMIC ENERGY EMPLOYEES FEDERATION: CASE PRESENTED BY SHRI B PRAKASH ADV.

ECONOMY IN EXPENDITURE (?) SERVING OF REFRESHMENTS DURING MEETINGS CLICK HERE to view FinMin OM

Friday, May 8, 2015

INCOME TAX EXEMPTION / DEDUCTION ON
INTEREST PAID ON EDUCATION LOAN

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
05-May, 2015

            Section 80E of the Income-tax Act, 1961 provides that in computing the total income of an individual, their shall be allowed a deduction of the amount paid by way of interest on loan taken by him from any financial institution or approved charitable institution for the purpose of pursuing his own higher education or higher education of his spouse, or children, or the student for whom he is the legal guardian. The deduction is available for eight assessment years beginning with the assessment year in which the payment of interest on such loan is first made or until the interest is paid in full, whichever is earlier. This deduction is available to every individual who is liable to income-tax. No specific funds are earmarked for the purposes of extending tax concession against interest paid on education loan.
            This was stated by Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.
EXTRACT OF SECTION 80E OF INCOME TAX ACT 1961
            Under Section 80E of the Act a deduction will be allowed in respect of repayment of interest on loan taken for higher education, subject to the following conditions:

(i)In computing the total income of an assessee, being an individual, there shall be deducted, in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this section, any amount paid by him in the previous year, out of his income chargeable to tax, by way of interest on loan, taken by him from any financial institution or any approved charitable institution for the purpose of pursuing his higher education or for the purpose of higher education of his spouse or children.

(ii)        The deduction specified above shall be allowed in computing the total income in respect of the initial assessment year and seven assessment years immediately succeeding the initial assessment year or until the interest referred to above is paid in full by the assessee , whichever is earlier. For this purpose –

            (a) “approved charitable institution” means an institution established for charitable purposes and approved by the prescribed authority under clause (2C) of section 10, or, an institution referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (2) of Section 80G. Section 80E 35

            (b) “financial institution” means a banking company to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949) applies (including any bank or banking institution referred to in section 51 of that Act); or any other financial institution which the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf;

            (c) “higher education” means any course of study pursued after passing the Senior Secondary Examination or its equivalent from any school, board or university recognised by the Central Government or State Government or local authority or by any other authority authorised by the Central Government or State Government or local authority to do so;

            (d) “initial assessment year” means the assessment year relevant to the previous year, in which the assessee starts paying the interest on the loan.

            (e) relative”, in relation to an individual, means the spouse and children of that individual or the student for whom the individual is the legal guardian
 Source: Press Information Bureau

RECORD NOTE OF THE MEETING HELD ON 25.2.2015 BY STAFF SIDE NC (JCM) WITH OFFICIAL SIDE UNDER THE CHAIRPERSONSHIP OF SECRETARY (PERSONNEL) CLICK HERE

Thursday, May 7, 2015

LDC-UDC ISSUE: 
(Case filed by the All India Association of Administrative Staff (NG) MoS&PI & Anr at CAT Jabalpur)


The case is postponed to 14th August 2015.
MACP ON PROMOTAIONAL HIERARCHY
Advocate Sasi, lawyer of Shri M V Mohanan Nair, has informed us today that intervener petition of Atomic Energy Employees Federation is coming on SC bench tomorrow i.e. on 08/05/2015 to decide whether to admit or not.

10/05/2015
Advocate for intervener did not attend the court on 08/05/15. It is reported that intervener petition will not come again for admission hearing. But it may come during hearing of main case.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MACP ON PROMOTAIONAL HIERARCHY
According to information received, counter affidavit on behalf Shri M V Mohanan Nair has already been filed. In the mean time intervention application filed by Adv G Prakash on behalf of Atomic Energy Employees Federation is admitted and connected with the case of Shri M V Mohanan Nair.  And the case posted on 11/08/2015