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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, June 29, 2015

Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government. (Click the link below for details)
NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION
 4, State Entry Road New Delhi–110055

No.NJCA/2015                                                     Dated: June 15, 2015

All the Members of the NJCA,

Dear Comrades,

Sub: National JCA Meeting held on 8th June

The National JCA, which met at the Staff Side Office on 8th June, 2015, took note of the fact that quite a few states are yet to hold the State Level Conventions. The meeting also noted that the strike decision taken on 28th April, 2015 has not been percolated down to the rank and file of the workers. The meeting wanted the affiliate to realize that the denial of the demand for wage revision to be effective from 01.01.2014 and the consequent denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with Pay must be viewed very seriously as the said decision will have far reaching consequence. The Government would discard the age old practice of grant of I.R. and merger of DA forever. It has decided to appeal to all the affiliates to chalk out independent programmes of actions in the months to come and to carry out the same in all seriousness so that the employees become fully aware of the possible outcome of the 7th CPC. The Chairman and Convenor of the National JCA will get in touch with those States, where the convention has not been held so far. The meeting decided to convey to members that the minimum wage computation, in the given situation would be on an imaginary basis. The National JCA was of the opinion that a meeting of all office bearers of the participating organizations must be convened at Delhi somewhere in the month of July to chalk out programmes of action to be pursued by the CGEs together.

It was informed at the meeting that both Defence and Railways would be taking their strike ballot and would be concluded in the first week of October. The meeting, therefore, decided to advise the other units to chalk out progammes of action in July so that an ambience of struggle could be created. The NJCA also took note of the painful fact that despite assurances, Government was not convening the National Council and Departmental Councils and the JCM has been allowed to become defunct.

The National JCA in conclusion decided to appeal to all affiliates to take concrete steps to invigorate the joint movement of the Central Government employees and meet the challenge that is likely to arise on receipt of the recommendations of the 7th CPC by creating an atmosphere of Unity, and determination to carry out the call of indefinite strike action scheduled to commence on 23rd November, 2015..

With greetings,


New empanelment w.e.f. 24.06.2015 under CGHS Delhi/NCR CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Revision of rate and Guideline for Reimbursement of Expenses on Purchase of hearing AIDS under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 and CGHSCLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Employees under CS(MA) Rules who are working in remote areas CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Sunday, June 28, 2015

7th Pay Commission expected to submit its report to the Centre in September

“The 7th Pay Commission’s status quo explanation on its report has created a huge buzz”

According to reliable sources of information, the 7th Pay Commission is expected to submit its final report including the revised pay and pension structure for Central Government employees and pensioners to the Central Government on in the first week of September.

As confirmation of the news, the 7th Pay Commission, on its official website had published an announcement yesterday. It said, “Pay and Pension proposals, expectations in facilities & benefits, and valuable suggestions were received from Central Government employee unions, associations, members of the Defence services and NC JCM Staff Side. All these will be considered. Personal interactions shall not be held anymore. All the demands and suggestions have been examined and the task of preparing the final recommendation report has almost ended. In addition to this, the report containing all the recommendations will be prepared within the stipulated time that was allocated.”

Everybody is pleased with the authorized news that the 7th Pay Commission report, which contains the new pay and perk structure that directly affects more than 40 lakh Central Government employee all over the country, will be ready on time.

There were rumours that the Commission might seek an extension of another six months. Many reasons were given for this claim and most of these were very convincing. It is a welcome move on the part of the 7th Pay Commission to voluntarily come forward and announce their current status.

If everything goes as planned, the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will come into effect from 01.01.2016 onwards.

Meanwhile, there is no doubt in the fact that employees are extremely curious to find out how much their salaries would increase if the new Pay Commission recommendations are implemented.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.

 The Staff Side (JCM) has calculated minimum wage as on 1st Jan 2014 as per the Dr. Aykroyd formula as Rs 26,000/- taking into following prices.

The 7th CPC also would adopt Dr. Aykroyd formula for the computation of the minimum wage and thereafter the fitment formula is calculated.

Fitment formula = Minimum wage / Rs 7000   

The Staff Side (JCM) has calculated the fitment formula of 3.72  that is  Rs 26000/ Rs 7000 as on 1st Jan 2014.

 The 7th CPC has hinted that the date of effect of the 7th CPC shall be from 1st Jan 2016.  In this context the minimum wage and fitment formula, should be as follows.

The increase in prices between 1st Jan 2014 to 1st July 2015 is 18% as the DA as on 1st Jan 2014 was 100% and likely DA as on 1st July 2015 is 118%, In actual terms the retail prices have increased by over 25%. Even considering the 18% hike in prices from 1st Jan 2014 to 1st July 2015 and adding 7 % likely hike in prices for the period 1st July 2015 to Jan 2016 it works out to 25% hike in minimum wage. 

Minimum wage calculated by the Staff Side (JCM) using Dr. Aykroyd formula as on 1st Jan 2014 was Rs 26,000/-

Adding 25% hike in prices between 1st Jan 2014 to 1st Jan 2016,   the minimum wage should be Rs 32,000/- and accordingly the fitment formula should work out to 4.5 times.

If we calculate the minimum wage as on 1/1/2016 using the Dr. Aykroyd formula taking into account the current retail prices in Bangalore. It works out Rs 27,000/- and fitment formula as 3.85.

There are many rumors on the fitment formula and minimum wage, actually the 7th CPC has made only a draft and they will calculate the actual fitment formula and minimum wage only next month taking into the account the prices as on 1st July 2015 and adding weight age for the period 1st July 2015 to Jan 2016 and work out the fitment formula and minimum wage.

If any fitment formula less than 3.85 and minimum wage of Rs 27,000/- it will be denial of right wages for CG employees.  

During the 6th CPC the Staff Side (JCM) has calculated minimum wage as on 1st Jan 2006  as per the Dr. Aykroyd formula as Rs 10,000/-, where as the 6th CPC had provide the minimum wage as Rs 7000/- and  the 6th CPC had fixed fitment formula of 1.86. Most of the pay commissions have accpeted  70% of the staff side demand. We sincerely hope this 7th Central Pay Commission  will also calculate the right wages and fitment formula for the Central Government Employees.  


Source: www.karnatakacoc.blogspot.in

Friday, June 26, 2015

REVISION OF CRITERIA FOR GRANTING OF NFSG TO ORGANIZED GROUP "A" CENTRAL SERVICE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
IMMEDIATE RELATION, GUEST, DEPENDENT, SUBLETTING, SHARING ETC. - AMENDMENT TO ALLOTMENT OF GOVERNMENT RESIDENCES RULES CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Clarification on Inter-pool exchange between General Pool Residential Accommodation and Departmental Pool
Revised Special Licence Fees for various types of General Pool Govt. Accommodations CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PUNCTUALITY IN GOVERNMENT OFFICES – DOPT INSTRUCTIONS FOR EFFECTIVELY USING AADHAAR ENABLED BIO-METRIC ATTENDANCE SYSTEM (AEBAS)

            Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions issued an OM regardingObservance of punctuality in Government Offices.

No. 11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
 North Block, New Delhi -110001

                                                                                             Dated June 22nd, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Observance of punctuality in Government Offices.

            Instructions have been issued from time to time with regard to the need to observe punctuality by Government servants. Responsibility for ensuring punctuality in respect of their employees rests within Ministries/ Departments/ Offices.

2.         The decision to introduce AADHAR enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in Central Government offices, including attached/ sub-ordinate offices, to replace themanual system of marking of attendance to ensure punctuality is to be implemented in all Ministries/ Departments. This Department vide ‘O.M. of even no. dated 21.11.2014 and 28.01.2015, while recognizing that the Biometric Attendance System is only an enabling platform had, inter-aha, stated that there was no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc.

3.         In this connection attention is invited to Rule 3(1)(ii) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which stipulates that every Government servant shall at all times maintain devotion to duty. Habitual late attendance is viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such a Government servant. It is also added that punctuality in attendance is to be observed by Government servants at all levels.

4.         It is also requested that the necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis. 
                                                                                                                             Sd/-
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Establishment)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

REVISED PAY SCALE/GRADE PAY OF CLERICAL STAFF/STENOGRAPHERS IN DELHI MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

COPY OF THE OM GRANTING NFSG TO UDCS OF CSCS IS GIVEN BELOW.GRANTING OF NFSG TO THE UDCS OF SUBORDINATE OFFICES WAS RAISED BY THE STAFF SIDE IN THE MEETING OF THE NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE. BUT THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT CONSIDERED.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Registration of NGOs under Sankalp. An initiative of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare for engaging Central Govt. Pensioners in meaningful social work being undertaken by the NGOs.  (Click the link below for details)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Centre to survey spending patterns of working class. The Survey willl be conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO),will be used to finalise consumer price index (CPI) numbers for the working class. The CPI is the base for deciding dearness allowances (DA) of the working class(For details please click the link below:).

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/483506/centre-survey-spending-patterns-working.html

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

AIRF TO OBSERVE CAMPAIGN WEEK IN PROTEST AGAINST PRIVATISATION OF INDIAN RAILWAY

REVISION OF TIME LIMIT FOR SUBMISSION OF FINAL CLAIMS FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF MEDICAL EXPENSES UNDER CS (MA) RULE, 1944-REGARDING 
(Click the link below for details) http://www.mohfw.nic.in/showfile.php?lid=3205

Saturday, June 13, 2015

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi - 110 001
Website : www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
e-mail : confederationhq@gmail.com
President
K.K.N.Kutty
09811048303  
Secretary General
M.Krishnan
 09447068125

No.CONF/2015                                                                                  Date : 12-06-2015

Dear Comrade,

As indicated in our last circular letter, the final meeting with the 7th CPC was held on 9.6.2015.   Earlier on 8thafternoon, the Staff side had met separately to chalk out the course of negotiations.  The National JCA also met on the same day.  The National Anomaly Committee met on 9th June, 2015 at 3.00 pm under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (E) Department of Personnel at Room No. 72            North Block, New Delhi.  We give hereunder a brief synopsis of the discussions at all the meetings.

1.       Meeting with 7thCPC

The following Staff Side members were present at the Meeting:
Coms. M. Raghavaiah (Leader Staff Side – NFIR), Shiv Gopal Mishra (Secretary, Staff Side-AIRF), Com. Guman Singh, R.P. Bhatnagar and Com.Sharma (all from NFIR), Com. Rakhal Dasgupta, Com. J.R Bhosale (AIRF) Com. KKN Kutty, M.S. Raja and Com. M. Krishnan (from Confederation and NFPE) Com. Srikumar and Com. R.N. Pathak (from AIDEF) Com. Srinivasan and Com. Surjeet Singh ( From INDWF)

(a)    Date of effect: The Chairman has made it clear that the Commission would recommend 1.1.2016 as the date of implementation of  their recommendations. The Commission would finalise its report by end of August and would submit the same to the Government thereafter.  They would adopt Dr. Aykroyd formula for the computation of the Minimum wage. To the specific query made by the  Staff Side, the Commission said that they would factor the probable increase in the rate of retail prices of the commodities and would arrive at the minimum wage as on 1.1.2016. There had been no reply to the loss of wages to the employees due to the erosion of the real value of wages as there was no interim relief or benefit accrued from the merger of DA.  These demands, therefore, stand rejected.

(b)   Increase in the insurance coverage in cases of death in harness:  The Staff Side recalled the assurance held out by the Commission earlier to have the actuarial assessed by an expert agency to accede to the demand of the staff side to increase the subscription and the insurance coverage.  The Staff Side was of the opinion that their suggestion to share the subscription in the ratio of 3:7 was reasonable but in the absence of an expert study, the Government might not accept the same.  The commission said that they would explore the possibility of such an assessment by the LIC before finalization of the report.

(c)    Fitment formula.  The Commission might accept the suggestion made by the Staff Side in respect of fitment formula with requisite change in the ratio on the basis of the quantum of minimum wage determined.

(d)   Open ended pay scales: The Commission would recommend open ended pay scales as suggested by the Staff Side.

(e)   In the matters of rate of increment, quantum of allowances etc, the Commission did not come out clearly of their thinking in the matter. 

(f)     Parity in pension entitlement of the past and present pensioners.  The Commission is yet to make up its mind on the suggestion made by the staff side in the matter.  They however said that almost all the Pensioners organizations which met the Commission had pleaded for this and the same is linked with the one rank one pension demand of the Armed forces personnel.

(g)    MACP  scheme . The difficulties and anomalies pointed out by the Staff Side and various other organizations have been taken note of  by the Commission.  The Commission assured to evolve a methodology to resolve the problem.

(h)   Opposition to the induction of casual/daily rated workers and contractorisation.  The Commission said that they were opposed to the unfair practice of exploitation of labour.  For jobs which are of perennial and permanent character, regular workers must be recruited, the Commission added and that would obviate the need for outsourcing and contractorisation.  Since  most of the outsourced jobs do not require any academic qualification, the Commission was of the opinion that the revival of Group D cadre would help to address the issue.  However, the Commission stated that if only the staff side sends in a communication in writing, the Commission would be able to make any recommendation in the matter. The Staff Side reiterated that they are totally opposed to outsourcing, induction of casual workers and contractorisation and the same has been made explicit in their memorandum. 

(i)     Parity in the pay scales between the personnel in the Central Sectt and those in the subordinate establishments.
The Commission stated that they have appreciated the stand taken by the Staff Side in the matter.
The Commission was non committal on other issues raised by the Staff Side members.

2.       National Anomaly Committee meeting

The meeting was held at Room No. 72 North Block, under the Chairmanship of J.S(E) Department of Personnel and Training. In the initial remarks, the Staff side raised the following issues.

(a)    Though the official side had promised to provide an action taken statement on all issues in the National Council, the same has not been supplied;

(b)   No date for the National Council is indicated.

(c)    No indication of the steps taken to convene the Departmental Councils. The official side had assured of the convening of the Departmental Council of the Ministry of Finance in the last meeting.  However, the staff side has not been apprised of any date so far.

(d)   Abnormal delay in replying to the references made to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Personnel from the Railways and other Ministries.

(e)   The necessity to increase the ceiling limit of the rebate in Incometax for the allowances given to the Loco Pilots.

(f)     Non-adherence to the GOI instructions by the Defence Ministry in certain matters.

The Official side stated that the Action taken Statement was almost ready but for certain comments from Certain departments.  The same would be sent to the staff Side and another meeting held to discuss the course of action required on items where no agreement could be reached.  The JS (per) stated that some of the references received from the Railways had been sent back to them for clarification before a final decision is taken.  Regarding increase in the rebate ceiling under the Income tax Act, the matter would be referred to the revenue department and requested the staff side to appreciate that the same has to be considered in a wider perspective.  Thereafter the agenda items, which had not been discussed even once  were taken up.

(ii)               Anomaly in the Pay Band and Grade Pay assigned to the Group B Officers of the Audit and Accounts, Incometax, , Central Excise and Customs and Postal Departments.  (Agenda Item No. 1 and 8 taken together.) Despite agreeing that there existed an anomaly in the matter, the official side expressed their inability to proceed further in the matter as the Group B Gazetted Officers were beyond the ambit of the JCM scheme.  However, they agreed that the Govt. would  take up the issue specifically with the 7th CPC. Com.Shiv Gopal Mishra said that the Govt. must consider a JCM set up for the promote officers as their cases are not heard or discussed at any other forum.  Com. Kutty said that the items were introduced as early as in 2009 and it was not correct on the part of the official sided to state that the same would be referred to the 7th CPC.  Normally the Pay Commission would not entertain to consider the anomalies of the earlier Commissions.  However, after some discussions, it was agreed that they would discuss the issue of audit & accounts scale (AAOs) separately after receiving a note from Staff Side and in respect of others, a note will be submitted to the 7thCPC.

(iii)             Anomaly in the pay and Grade Pay of Data Processing Assistants Grade A.. The official side did not agree with the contention that the assigning of higher grade pay to certain categories of officers (7450-11500 and Grade Pay4600) was arbitrary.  The Government, they added, had acted upon the recommendation of the 6th CPC. They also said that only in those cases where the pre-revised pay scales were in 6500-10500 such up-gradation had been made.  In the case of DPA Grade A, they were in the pre revised scale of pay of Rs. 5500-9000.

(iv)           Item No.3. Grant of Grade pay of Rs. 4200 to Lab Technicians. The official side said that the orders have been issued in the matter.

(v)              Item No.4. Up-gradation of Pay Band and Grade pay of LDCs and UDCs.

The Staff Side made the following points in support of the item:

(a)    The Grade pay of Rs. 1900 assigned to LDCs by the 6th CPC  was without any logic and without appreciating the existing vertical relativity  between Group D and LDCs and LDCs and UDCs.

(b)   While creating the non functional grade in the grade pay of Rs. 4200 in the Central Secretariat, the Department of Personnel, which is the nodal department for all matters concerning the common categories, did not extend the benefit to the UDCs in the Subordinate offices.
(c)    The Staff side also pointed out the Department while restructuring the cadre of stenographers in the Central Sectt. earlier, had extended the benefit to all Stenographers in the subordinate offices.

The official side stated that it was not possible for them to address the issue, whatever may be its justification in the background of the setting up of the 7th CPC.  They however, assured to make a reference specifically to the Commission.

(vi)     Item No.5. Senior Clerks in DMS to be assigned grade pay of Rs. 4200. The matter was stated to be sub-judice.

(vii)         Item No. 6 and 12. - Removal of anomaly in the case of artisans staff of different departments & Master Craftsmen pay scale in MMS in Postal Department  The two agenda items being identical were take up together. The Staff side pointed out the glaring discrimination in the matter. They also stated that the number of employees involved is very small. On behalf of the Postal Department it was stated that the recruitment qualification in the Postal Department was VIII Standard and ITI whereas in other establishment, the academic qualification stipulated was X Standard. The Staff side contested the same pointing out that no person is entitled to be admitted to ITI without  having X standard qualification. They pointed out that the merger of Artisan Grade I and Charge hand was the root cause of the problem.  The official side took the stand that in any case the anomaly cannot be removed at this stage and have to wait till the 7th CPC recommendations are made.

(viii)          Item No. 7. Parity in pay scales between the Central Sectt. and subordinate offices. The official side said that the up-gradation of the pay scale of Central Sectt. Assistants were on well found grounds. The Government had considered the repercussion of the said decision and therefore, the decision is not possible to be either reversed or extended to any other category of employees.  They added that perhaps the 7th CPC before whom the matter is already agitated by the employees organizations of the subordinate offices might take a decision in the matter.

(ix)              Item No. 9 and 10. Higher grade pay for Medical Assistants and Store keepers. The Defence Ministry was asked to submit a detailed note to the Ministry of Finance indicating the duties and responsibilities assigned as also the recruitment qualifications stipulated in the RR to enable them to reconsider the issue.

(x)                Children Educational Allowance for any two children.  The official side stated that the deviation made in identifying the eldest two children was consciously done taking into account the National Population policy and various other factors and is not likely to be changed.  Regarding the claim for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the nursery class, as such institutions or classes are not linked to any Educational Boards, the official side said that they would look into the matter with a view to find a solution thereof. 

National JCA meeting on 8th June.

The  National JCA which met at the Staff side office on 8th June, 2015 took note of the fact quite a few States are yet to hold the State level conventions.  The meeting also noted that the  strike decision taken on 28th April, 2015 has not been percolated down to the rank and file of the workers.  The meeting wanted the affiliate to realize that the denial of the demand for wage revision to be effective from 1.1.2014 and the consequent denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with pay must be viewed very seriously as the said decision will have a far reaching consequence.  The Government would not in future will discard the age old practice of grant of I.R. and merger of DA for ever.  It has decided to appeal to all the affiliates to chalk out independent programmes of actions in the months to come and to carry out the same in all seriousness so that the employees become fully aware of the possible outcome of the 7thCPC .  The  Chairman and Convenor of the National JCA will get in touch with those States, where the programme has not been carried out.   The meeting decided to convey to the members that the minimum wage computation, in the given situation would be on an imaginary basis.  The National JCA was of the opinion that a meeting of all office bearers of the participating organizations must be convened at Delhi somewere in the month of July to chalk out the programmes of action to be pursued by theCGEs togher

It was informed at the house that both Defence and Railways would be taking their strike ballot and would be concluded in the first week of October. The meeting decided to advise the other units to chalk out progammes of action in July so that an ambience of struggle could be created. The NJCA also took note of the painful fact that despite assurances, Government was not convening the Departmental Councils and the JCM has been allowed to become defunct. 

The National JCA in conclusion decided to appeal to all affiliates to take concrete steps to invigorate the joint movement of the Central Government employees and meet the challenge that is like to arise on receipt of the recommendations of the 7th CPC.by creating an atmosphere of Unity, and determination to carry out the call of  indefinite strike action scheduled to commence on 23rd November, 2015.. 

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

M.Krishnan
Secretary General