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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, October 30, 2016

CREDITING OF ENHANCED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE TO THE PENSIONERS ACCOUNT BY BANKS: CPAO ORDER   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Dear friends,

I am retiring from Government service on 31/10/2016 after about 34 years of service, but I am not retiring from the Central Government Employees Movement. Since I have been elected as National Organising Secretary in the recently conducted National Conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, my responsibility towards central Government employees’ movement especially to the genuine issues of Administrative Staff of subordinate offices is increased.

During my 33 years 9 months service period I tried to be an ideal Government servant. I feel an ideal Government servant is one who has the inclination in doing his duties and taking up responsibilities without fear or favour and is an ardent fighter for getting genuine demands of his fellow workers settled.

I have been the General Secretary of the Association of Administrative Staff of Ministry of Statistics & Progamme implementation for more than 23 years.  During this period several of the genuine issues of Administrative Staff of the Ministry got settled with the support of the Administration and as a result the state of Administrative staff here has improved considerably.  And yet some important issues that we continuously pursued could not be settled during my tenure, however, I will be in the forefront in getting these issues settled for which I will give all support to the newly elected General Secretary of the Association.

The most important issues that our Association has taken up are the issues of LDC/UDC & MACP on promotional hierarchy which is a common demand of the entirety of the administrative staff of subordinate offices of Government of India. Our Association has strived hard in bringing these issues to the forefront and effectively put up these to the 7th pay commission, even though, it failed to give a recommendation to our satisfaction.  However, as per the positive comments of the commission on the issue, Confederation has taken up these demands in its charter of demands and the National JCM made it an agenda for the next meeting. These developments give us hope that these issues will be addressed in its own importance in the coming days. Moreover, a case for upgradation of grade pay of LDC from 01.01.2006, filed by this Association in the Jabalpur CAT is progressing. CAT Jabalpur recently directed the Government to submit the progress/outcome of the anomaly case of LDC in reply to the counter reply filed by the government on the matter. Similarly, the case of MACP on promotional hierarchy is going on in the apex court and in order to finance the respondent, a steering committee comprising more than 40 Associations was formed which is working satisfactorily. In addition, we had raised the issue of parity of pay to the Assistants/stenographers of subordinate offices with central secretariat cadres and the same is included in the charter of demands by the confederation.

We are aware that the administrative staff of subordinate offices faces difficulties due to lakh of uniformity in promotional prospectus. UDCs of Central Secretariat who completed 5 years regular service on the post has been provided Rs. 4200/ during 6th CPC and the provision was not extended to the UDCs in subordinate offices. The grade pay of the Assistant in Central Secretariat and Subordinate Office has not been equalized even after the recommendation of the 6th& 7th Pay Commissions. And now in order to save the Administrative Staff of Central Secretariat from the recommendations of the pay commission, the nomenclatures of the posts have been changed. It again proves the unequal treatment of Government towards the  administrative staff of subordinate offices. 

In subordinate offices, the promotion posts and its pay scale of Administrative Staff vary from Department to Department, even though all of them are initially appointed through common examination conducted by the SSC. As a result, while several of them reach more than the level of under Secretary, LDCs appointed from the same rank list in majority of the offices retires as LDC or UDC itself. This should be stopped. The main hurdle to raise the issue effectively is lack of a common platform for the Administrative Staff of subordinate offices, I think. Thus I appeal various independent administrative Associations should come forward for formation of a common platform for the Administrative Staff.

Friends, we have learnt many things in our life for which we got opportunities.  There are lakhs of people who have been denied these opportunities.  I, therefore, take this opportunity to   exhort all of you to spare a little time to think about the life of these hapless people and do something for them, other wise the purpose of your life will left unfinished.

With warm greetings
Yours Sincerely

TKR Pillai
Ex General Secretary
Mob No. 9425372172



Friday, October 28, 2016

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CHEATED TO ITS EMPLOYEES ON THE ISSUE OF GRANT OF DA ALSO . PLEASE READ THE LETTER OF SECRETARY STAFF SIDE WRITTEN TO THE SECRETARY DEPARTMENT EXPENDITURE AS GIVEN BELOW, ON 6TH SEPTEMBER 2016, :
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No.NC/JCM/2016                                                                                        Dated: September 6, 2016
The Secretary(Expenditure),
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India),
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dear Sir,
Sub: Future computation of Dearness Allowance and adoption base index figure to Revised Minimum Wage – Regarding
The revised pay structure, as recommended by the 7th CPC, was given effect as on 01.01.2016 as per the Government’s Notification. The Dearness Allowance, which was computed at 125% ( i.e 125.75 fraction of 0.75 being ignored), got merged with Pay as on that date. The 7th CPC has not indicated as to what base figure of AICPI(IW) the Revised Wages will relate to hereafter wards. As you are aware, the actual DA that was due as on 01.01.2016 was 125.75. It is only due to the practice of ignoring fraction; the DA was determined at 125%. No doubt, the said practice had not been impacting very much except for the postponement of the benefit by six months. It is, therefore, necessary that, Revised Wages are related to a base index figure equivalent to actual Dearness Allowance percentage of 125 that stands merged as on 01.01.2016. This is more so due to the fact that there is no possibility of the ignored fraction of 0.75 being reckoned for any computation in future.
We, therefore, request that, 12 monthly average, which stood at 261.33 as on 31.12.2015, may be taken at 260.46, which would provide the exact percentage of DA at 125. The future percentage increase in DA in other words may be computed with the base figure of 260.46. The next instalment of DA, which has become due as on 1.07.2016 if computed on the above basis of 260.46, shall work out to 3.28%. On ignoring the faction, the DA with effect from 01.07.2016 shall be 3%. We, request you to kindly take the above into account and issue orders for grant of 3% DA w.e.f. 01.07.2016.

No. Confdn/Genl/ 2016-19                                                28-10-2016
AN APPEAL TO CCGGOO
To
        Com: S. Mohan
        Secretary General
        Confederation of Central Government
        Gazetted Officers Organisations (CCGGOO)
        Chennai Email id-smohan1958@gmail.com

Dear Comrade,
               Sub:  An Appeal for participation in the agitational programmes of confederation for realisation of 20 point charter of demands.
               As  yoy are aware, the general attitude of the Central Government towards the demands of the Central Government  employees, especially demands related to 7th Central pay Commission, is totally negative.  Even the  assurance given by  three group of Ministers in the wake of an impending indefinite strike from July 11th 2016, that the minimum pay and fitment formula will be revised, is not yet implemented, eventhough the  promised time frame of four months are almost over.  All the revised allowances including HRA and Transport Allowance is not paid yet.  The one and the only favourable recommendation of 7th CPC ie; option -I party for pensioners is not accepted on the plea of '' non-feasibility''.  All anomalies are pending.  Government is deliberately dealying  and denying the legitimate benefits of the Central Government employees   which is due   from 01-01-2016.  You may agree that the position is equally applicable to Gazetted officers also.
               In the above circumstances/the National Secretariat of /confederation of Central Government employees and workers has decided to organise phased  agitational programes culminating in strike action.  Demonistrations are conducted in front of all offices on 20-10-2016, next phase is mass dharna at all important centres on 7th November 2016, Third phase is massive Parliament March on 15th December 2016.
        I request you to consider the above stituation and also the programmes of action of Confederation and to call upon your affiliates to participate in the Parliament March on 15th December 2016 under the banner of CCGGOO, in good number
        Awaiting favourable response,

                                                                        Your’s fralindly

                                                                           M. Krishnan
                                                                       Secretary General
                                                                      Mob: 09447068125

No. Confdn/Genl/2016-19                                          Dated - 28-10-2016

AN APPEAL TO EMPLOYEES & ORGANISATIONS OF GOVT. OF INDIA AUTONOMOUS BODIES
To
                   All Organisations & Employees of
                   Govt. of India Autonomous Bodies.
Dear Friends and Comrades,
                   As you are aware, the extension of benefits of revised pay structure as per CCS (RP) Rules 2016, to employees working in autonomous bodies, is still pending.  There is total uncertainty regarding grant of 7th CPC benefits.  Bonus payment is also pending. Everything depends upon the policy decision of the Government.  The employees of autonomous bodies are totally upset, frustrated and disappointed.  Discontentment of the employees are growing day by day.  As the autonomous bodies are scattered all over the country, a joint struggle by them alone is not an immediate possibility.
                   It is in this background, the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers has decided to include the demand for wage revision of autonomous employees also in its charter of demands and agitational programmes.  Accordingly mass demonstrations were conducted in front of all offices on 20-10-2016.  The next phase of programme is mass dharna on 7th November 2016.  Third phase is massive Parliament March on 15th December 2016 at Jantar Mantar (Parliament Street), New Delhi.
                   I request all the organisations and employees of autonomous bodies to join the Confederation’s agitational programme so that Government will understand your anger, protest and discontentment.  I appeal to you all, to participate in the Parliament March on 15th December 2016, with your flags, banners and placards.  Let the message go to the Government that the employees of autonomous bodies will not continue to keep silent and may be forced to go for direct action, including strike if situation warrants, for their legitimate demands.
                   Come one, Come all, Come in hundreds and thousands.
                   Let us make the Parliament March a historic success.
                   Govt. will not be allowed to indefinitely delay or deny our rights.
                                                                                                         
                                            Fraternally Yours,

                                                                                              M. Krishnan,
                                                                           Secretary General, Confederation,
                                                                                         Mob: 09447068125

ISSUE OF 'PENSIONERS' IDENTITY CARD TO PENSIONERS



LANDMARK JUDGMENT BY SUPREME COURT FOR PAYMENT OF “EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK” TO THE DAILY WAGE EMPLOYEES, ADHOC APPOINTEES, EMPLOYEES APPOINTED ON CASUAL BASIS, CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES AND THE LIKE.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Historical 102 pages Judgment in Civil Appeal No. 2013 of 2013 dated 26.10.2016 has directed that Temporary Employees, Adhoc Appointees, employees appointed on Casual basis, contractual employees and the like, if the concerned employees are rendering similar duties and responsibilities as were being discharged by regular employees holding the same/corresponding posts are entitled “for equal pay for equal work” such employees are entitled for draw wages at the minimum of the payscale extended to regular employees holding the same posts. We will be representing to the Govt. To implement this Judgment and issue a common order in this regard. Full judgement is reproduced below:


Brief of the meeting of the Standing Committee(JCM) and also meeting of the Committee on Allowances held 25.10.2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA - SECRETARY, JCM (NC) STAFF SIDE WRITES TO FINANCE MINISTER.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW - LETTER TO MINISTERY OF FINANCE
CABINET APPROVES RELEASE OF AN INSTALMENT OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND DEARNESS RELIEF TO PENSIONERS DUE FROM 01.07.2016 
            The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to release an instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2016 representing an increase of 2% of the revised Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

            The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5622.10 crore per annum and in the Financial Year 2016-17 for the period of 8 months (i.e. from July 2016 to February 2017), it would be Rs.3748.06 crore. About 50.68 lakh Government employees and 54.24 lakh pensioners will be benefitted.

PIB: 27.10.2016
DA DUE FROM 01-07-2016


In the JCM Standing Committee Meeting, the Staff Side expressed their concern that DA due from 01.07.2016 is not yet announced by the Government. We requested to JS (Pers) DOE to consider the representation of the Staff Side with regard to the calculation of DA percentage. According to the DA index Central Government Employees are eligible for 3% DA and not 2 percent. The JS (Per) informed that the representation of the Staff Side is under consideration and Government would take a decision very soon.
Allowances related to North-Eastern Region and Andaman Nicobar Islands - Confederation writes to Ministry of Finance & Chairman, Committee on Allowances.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS, NEW DELHI

CIRCULAR DATED 26TH OCTOBER 2016

REVISION OF MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA
2ND MEETING OF THE GROUP OF SENIOR OFFICERS WITH JCM (NC) STAFF SIDE

DISAPPOINTING

2nd Meetings of the Group of Senior Officers (Constituted as per the assurance given by Group of Minister to NJCA) to discuss the grievances arising out of recommendations related to 7th Central Pay Commission, was held with JCM (NC) staff side on 24.10.2016 at 4 PM. The staff side explained in detail the justification for modification in the minimum pay and fitment formula, which was already explained in the memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015 and also in the presentation made before Joint Secretary Implementation Cell and Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary.

From the response of the Senior Officers, it is not clear whether they are mandated to submit a proposal on increasing the Minimum Pay and Fitment formula to Government, as assured by the Group of Ministers on 30thJune 2016. Eventhough, the time frame of four months is almost over, the urgency and seriousness was lacking on the part of the Group of officers. It seems that that Government is adopting a delaying tactics or to deny the assured increase. Perhaps, they may recommend an increase in minimum pay and fitment formula at a later date, but it is quite uncertain.

Confederation National Secretariat after reviewing these developments has decided to intensify the campaign and agitational programmes demanding the Government to honour its assurance given to NJCA leadership and also to settle the 20 point charter of demands. Make the 7th November 2016 mass dharna programme a grand success. Ensure maximum participation of employees in the 15th December 2016 massive Parliament March. Get ready for strike.

ALLOWANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ON DOP&T SPECIFIC ALLOWANCES
Meeting of the Allowance Committee to discuss the DOP&T Specific allowances was held on 25.10.2016. Secretary, Department of Personnel Chaired the meeting. Important allowances like Children Education Allowance, Night Duty Allowance, Overtime Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Dress Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Patient Care Allowance, Family planning Allowance, Risk Allowance etc. are discussed. The Secretary, Department of Personnel gave a patient hearing and interacted with staff side on certain points. No commitment on any allowance was given.

JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL – STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING
The JCM (NC) Standing Committee meeting under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Personnel was held on 25.10.2016. All agenda items were discussed. Some of the items are – JCM functioning, Compassionate appointments, amendment to the definition of anomaly, Changing MACP conditions, Ex-Servicemen pay fixation, Pay fixation option on promotion after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules 2016, GDS bonus enhancement to 7000/-, casual labour regularization and bonus enhancement, filling up of vacancies, upgradation of LDCs to UDCs, one time relaxation of LTC-80 availed by air by purchasing tickets from other than authorized agents, Restoration of Festival Advance, Natural Calamity Advance and Advance of leave salary, grant of entry pay recommended by 6th CPC to the promotes, reimbursement of actual medical expenditure incurred by the employees in a recognised hospital etc.

Secretary, Department of Personnel gave a patient hearing and clarified certain points. No final decision was taken on any of the agenda items. Gist published below. Minutes will be published later. It was informed that based on the discussion, each item will be examined further and decision will be taken.

AUTONOMOUS BODIES – EXTENSION OF 7TH CPC REVISED PAY STRUCTURE AND PENSIONARY BENEFITS
The issue was raised in the JCM Standing Committee meeting held on 25.10.2016 by the staff side. The official side informed that an overall review regarding the performance and financial viability etc. of each Autonomous body is being carried out by the Government. Only after completing the process decision regarding extension of 7th CPC revised pay structure and pensionary benefits, Bonus etc. will be taken. Extension of the benefits depends upon the policy decision of the Government. Hence the official side has not told any time frame for final decision. It is likely to be delayed.

Confederation has already included the demands of the employees of the autonomous bodies in its 20 point charter of demands. All Unions/Associations/Federation and employees of all autonomous bodies are requested to understand the gravity of the situation and make the 7th November 2016 mass dharna programme and 15th December 2016 Parliament March a grand success. Join the Parliament March with your flags, banners and placard with demands. Let the Government understand the discontentment and protest of employees and pensioners of Autonomous bodies. There is no short-cut to get our justified demand accepted by the Government.

GDS BONUS ENHANCEMENT TO 7000
This issue was discussed in the JCM Standing Committee meeting as a notified agenda. The official side informed that the file is still under process in the Finance Ministry and a decision is yet to be taken. Once the approval of the Finance Ministry is given the proposal is to be submitted to Cabinet for approval.

All affiliates and C-O-Cs are once again requested to extend full support and solidarity to the proposed Postal Strike on 9th & 10th November 2016, demanding bonus calculation ceiling limit enhancement to 7000/- for GDS and immediate payment of revised wages to casual labourers from 01.01.2006. Conduct solidarity demonstration in front of important Postal/RMS office on 9th & 10th November 2016.

GIST OF THE JCM STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 25.11.2016

Meeting was held under the chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Personnel. Items discussed and outcome is given below.

1.        JCM FUNCTIONING

Decision: After discussion Secretary (P), assured that the JCM would be activated and steps may be taken to hold regular meetings of JCM at National and Departmental level.

2.        COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT:

Decision: The demand of the staff side to remove 5% ceiling would be considered after studying the various. Supreme Court Judgments and the decisions of previous National Council JCM meetings.

3.        RESTORATION OF INTEREST FREE ADVANCES WITHDRAWN BY THE GOVERNMENT BASED ON 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS

Decision: The demand of the staff side to restore Festival advance, Natural Calamity advance and leave salary advance will be examined further.

4.        AMENDMENT TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM “ANOMALY”

Decision: The proposal given by the staff side would be considered is consultation with Department of Expenditure.

5.        FIXATION OF PAY OF RE-EMPLOYED EX-SERVICEMEN

Decision: - The anomalies in the fixation of pay of re-employed Ex-Servicemen is under consideration of DOP&T.

6.  OPTION FOR THOSE TO BE PROMOTED AFTER 25.07.2016, I.E. AFTER THE NOTIFICATION OF CS (REVISED PAY) RULES 2016.

Decision: - This issue would be considered by the Implementation Cell of 7th CPC.

7.        WITHDRAWL OF NEW CONDITIONS FOR THE GRANT OF MACP

Decision: The demand of the Staff Side for withdrawl of “Very Good” grading would be re-examined. Some more items related to Ministry of Defence was also discussed.

8.        BONUS CEILING TO BE RAISED TO 7000 FOR GRAMIN DAK SEVAK EMPLOYEES OF POSTAL DEPARTMENT

Decision: - Revision of Bonus ceiling for GDS and Casual Labourers would be considered by Department of Expenditure.

9.        REGULARISATION OF CASUAL LABOURERS

Decision: The proposal of the staff side for regularization of all casual labourers would be considered after considering various Supreme Court judgements.

10.     FILLING UP OF EXISTING VACANT POSTS
Decision:  – Since there is no ban on recruitment, vacancies can be filled up. Instructions in this regard will be issued once again.

11.     UPGRADATION OF THE POSTS OF LOWER DIVISION CLERKS TO UPPER DIVISION CLERKS

Decision: The demand of the staff side would be considered in consultation with other Ministries.

12.    GRANT OF ONE TIME RELAXATION TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE AVAILED LTC-80 AND TRAVELLED BY AIR BY PURCHASING TICKETS FROM OTHER THAN AUTHORIZED AGENCIES

Decision: - The proposal of Ministry of Defence in this regard is under examination of DOP&T

13.     GRANT OF ENTRY PAY RECOMMENDED BY 6TH CPC TO THE PROMOTEES UNDER THE PROVISION OF CCS (RP) RULES 2008.

Decision: -    The Judgment of Chennai CAT and Principal Bench New Delhi would be examined by DOP&T and Department of Expenditure.

14. REIMBURSEMENT OF ACTUAL MEDICAL EXPENDITURE INCURRED BY THE EMPLOYEES IN A RECOGNIZED HOSPITAL.

Decision: -    A separate meeting would be held by the Health Ministry with the staff side to discuss this demand.

 Fraternally yours,
  
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob: 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com