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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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Friday, April 28, 2017

ALLOWANCES COMMITTEE SUBMITTED ITS REPORT TO UNION FINANCE MINISTER

The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. 

The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure),M/o Finance, Government of India and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as its Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as its Member Secretary.

The Committee was set-up in pursuance of the Union Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set-up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.


The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel.  As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations. 


Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railway men, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors and Nurses etc.


The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set-up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. It may be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

MAY DAY GREETINGS

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS,  NEW DELHI-110 001.
CELEBRATE MAY DAY IN A BEFITTING MANNER
HOIST FLAGS IN FRONT OF ALL CENTRAL GOVT. OFFICES. 
CONDUCT JOINT RALLIES & MEETINGS
        From time immemorial relentless battles are being waged against the slavery and misery of the humanity. The rebellious flag of Spartacus against the Roman Empire, the heroic fight of Africans for generations together in search of Freedom from slavery, the flutters of red flag to save the human values which are under deadly attack on the anvil of industrial revolution.... all are noble struggles to stop the human exploitation.  19th Century stood mute witness to the bloody human history writ with oppression and suppression to maximize the profit at the cost of human lives.  Later part of the19th Century ushered in a new creed of slavery to machines. The madness for profits peaked and the workers were reduced to the state of machines and the worker in the factory was a mere tool to earn profit for his master.  There were no definite working hours.  There were no respect for labour.   There was no value for labourer.  It is not exaggeration to say that the smoke ridden factories sucked out the life of a labourer at the young age of mere 20 years.  This was the state of condition of workers world over.
          Many dreamt a great society free from exploitation; many wished for a society of eternal source of full realization of human potential in a pleasant and healthy environment; respect for labour, equal opportunities are the hall marks of a new ideal society.  Many dedicated their lives to realize their dream society.  Many more risked their lives to realize and reach that goal.  Every defining moment, every upheaval in the history was the result of the struggles waged by progressive  minds.  These are the struggles that steered and decided the course of history of mankind.
          At its national convention in Chicago, held in 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labour Unions (which later became the American Federation of Labour), proclaimed that “eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labour from and after May 1, 1856.”  Working class heroes of Hey Market embraced the hanging noose with smile on their lips.  The fight for eight-hour working day spread like a wild fire throughout the Continents. European and Russian workers jumped into strikes and walked out of their factories.  In India for the first time Howrah Railway workers went on strike for working hours in the year 1882.  Later on Indian workers struck the work for more than 25 times on the demand of working hours between 1882 - 1890.  Eight-hour work; Eight-hour recreation; Eight-hour sleep had become the slogan of the workers worldwide.
          The struggle for eight-hour work has become a stepping-stone for future architect of a new society.  The thought itself is horrifying that, had those struggles not happened and but for their sacrifices what would have been our condition in the present day society!  How degrading it would be to have no control on our own lives? The struggle for eight-hour work challenged that de-humanizing state annihilating all the atrocities, laid a solid foundation for building a better future society.  Thus, the struggle which appears simple and of no consequence for this generation, stood as a single cause for sweeping changes in the present day society.
          This May Day is the occasion for remembering reverently all the sacrifices and prepare to shoulder the responsibilities.  Still the exploitation is continuing.  Only deference is that the exploiter and exploitation has wrapped in sophistication!  The form of exploitation changed but the reason and essence remains the same. This situation encompasses all the countries in the world.  The three decades of implementation of so called omnipotent new economic policies destroyed the economic fabric of our country.  The country became dependent on foreign powers.  Our agriculture sector doomed.  Monopoly of our farmers on their own seeds ceased.  Health and education is not within the reach of common man.  Wealth of the nation has been handed over to the private corporates for plundering.  Corporate Sector dented the jealously guarded right of 8-hour work. Now we will find casual and outsourced labour working for 12 hours a day. Technology has not ceased the drudgery of the worker.  Instead workload increased due to the ban on filling up of vacancies.  Unemployment and under-employment increased alarmingly. Central government employees are facing onslaught on their dignity by not honouring the assurance given on the minimum pay, fitment factor and allowances.  Attempts are afoot to weaken and render the unions and working class irrelevant.

          As the conscious workers, employees and citizens of this country, this May Day has manifolded our responsibilities.  The silenced voice of the Chicago Martyrs should explode in reverberation in the raised fists, throats and thoughts of millions of workers.  Let’s march in unison with the inspiration of May Day!  Let’s protect our own rights and be part of that great effort to build a society of equality, justice and usher in peace and prosperity to the toiling millions of our countrymen.
DOP&T APPROVED AGENDA ITEMS FOR STANDING COMMITTEE NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM TO BE HELD ON 03.05.2017.

The DOP&T has now circulated the following agenda items for discussion in the Standing Commitee meeting of the National Council JCM scheduled to be held on 3rd May 2017.It is understood that regarding the agenda items relating to Ministry of Health and Department of Pension (which is not included in the notified items) , these two Departments may hold seperate meetings with the Standing Committee. Other items including those related to 7th CPC etc are not included in the notified items.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

TKR PILLAI ELECTED SECRETARY, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES’ COORDINATION COMMITTEE BHOPAL.
Election held for the COC Bhopal on 16/04/2016 unanimously elected the committee.


Patron:
G S Asiwal (Postal)
P V Ramchandran (Income Tax)
R S Baghel (Postal)
G C Joshi (RMS)
President:
B P Kumhare(Postal)
Working President:
K P Mishra (Central Ground Water Board)

Vice President
Harshad Patidar (AG-Accounts)
R P Arya (Census)
J S Rajput (Postal Accounts)
Secretary
TKR Pillai (NSSO)
Dy. Secretary
Mahendra Singh Thakur (Income Tax)
R K Sharma (RMS)

Assistant Secretary
J P Shukla (AG-Audit)
Harpal Singh (Central Ground Water Board)
R S Tiwari (Postal)
Finance Secretary
Sukh dev Kasyap(CGHS)


Organising Secretary
P N Giri (CBHI)
Vinod R Ahirwar(Civil Accounts)
Syed Javed (Postal)
Rahul Patel (ASI)
Narendra Kumar (Mahila Bal Vikas)

Monday, April 24, 2017

MACP ON PROMOTIONAL 
HIERARCHY
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Case Status              Status : PENDING

Status of Special Leave Petition (Civil)    21803    OF   2014

UNION OF INDIA & ORS.   .Vs.   M.V. MOHANAN NAIR

Pet. Adv. : MR. MUKESH KUMAR MARORIA  Res. Adv. : MR. C. K. SASI

Subject Category : MATTERS RELATING TO JUDICIARY MATTERS PERTAINING TO EMPLOYEES OF DISTRICT COURTS AND TRIBUNALS

Listed in the advance list for 05/05/2017 at Sl. No.161

Saturday, April 22, 2017



Health Ministry seeks relaxation of Pay Commission Condition

Centrally funded institutions were asked to generate own funds

The Union Health Ministry has come to the rescue of Centrally funded autonomous medical institutions, which were asked by the Union Finance Ministry to generate 30% of the additional costs incurred on implementing the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations. It has submitted 13 proposals to the Finance Ministry seeking relaxation of the condition.

This was after most medical institutions expressed their inability to meet the condition without passing on the additional burden to patients and students.

Faggan Singh Kulaste, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, said in a written reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha on April 11 that it was not mandatory for the institutions to meet the condition. “Therefore, the [Health] Ministry has submitted 13 proposals so far to the Finance Ministry for relaxation,” he stated.

Impact on hospitals
The Finance Ministry circular dated January 13 to centrally funded autonomous institutions had left them wondering how they could meet the added costs without passing on the burden to the patients.

The Hindu reported the issue on March 21, pointing out many institutions had written to the Finance Ministry’s Department of Expenditure explaining the difficulty.

If implemented, the circular will impact nearly 600 autonomous bodies in the country, including major hospitals such as the All-India Institute of Medical Science, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences.

Apart from these, around 200 commodity bodies outside the purview of the Health Ministry, and an equal number of research organisations and educational institutions including Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas, will also be affected.

The worst affected will be hospitals, which will inevitably have to increase patient charges.

Sources in the Health Ministry said it is not just the healthcare institutions that have expressed their inability to meet the condition.

“A similar request has been made by the autonomous educational institutions as well, and the Finance Ministry is examining it case by case,” a senior official said.
 Source: - The Hindu, 21st April 2017
OPENING OF JOINT ACCOUNT BY PENSIONER WITH FIRST NAME OF PENSIONER. (Click the link below to view)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Action Taken Statement of Standing Committee and National Anomaly Committee after 6th CPC

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ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE LAST STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING

Minutes of Meeting of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) Staff Side held on 25th October, 2016 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel).

GRANT OF MATERNITY LEAVE FOR FEMALE GOVERNMENT SERVANT – CLARIFICATION

(IN CASE OF DEATH OF CHILD SHORTLY AFTER BIRTH,)

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 110 010
AN/XIV/19404/Leave Matters/Vol-III
Dated: 19-04-2017
To

            All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA (Fys)

Subject: Grant of maternity leave - Clarification

            A reference was made to DoP&T regarding quantum of maternity leave admissible to a female government servant consequent upon death of the child(s) after birth.

2. In reply, DoP&T has clarified that - “in case of death of child shortly after birth, the woman employees may be granted Maternity Leave of two months for recovery after delivery of the child".

3. Similar cases/requests may be regulated accordingly.
(Kavita Garg)
Sr.Dy.CGDA (AN)


MACP ON PROMOTIONAL 
HIERARCHY
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Case Status              Status : PENDING

Status of Special Leave Petition (Civil)    21803    OF   2014

UNION OF INDIA & ORS.   .Vs.   M.V. MOHANAN NAIR

Pet. Adv. : MR. MUKESH KUMAR MARORIA  Res. Adv. : MR. C. K. SASI

Subject Category : MATTERS RELATING TO JUDICIARY MATTERS PERTAINING TO EMPLOYEES OF DISTRICT COURTS AND TRIBUNALS

Listed 11 time earlier      According to information the case is not heard today. It                                              may come up for hearing on 05/05/2017.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


CIRCULAR DATED 18TH APRIL, 2017
MAKE THE MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF
FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE, NEW DELHI
ON 23rd MAY 2017 TUESDAY (12 NOON TO 4 PM)
 A GRAND SUCCESS
Central Government Employees, Central Government Pensioners, Autonomous Body employees and Autonomous body pensioners are requested to participate in the dharna in large numbers.
Conduct protest demonstrations at all other places on 23-05-2017
Let us Demonstrate our Anger, Protest, Disappointment and Discontentment in front of Sri. Arun Jaitely, Hon’ble Finance Minister, who gave the assurance to the NJCA Leaders regarding increase in minimum wage, fitment formula etc. and later betrayed 33 lakhs central Govt. employees and 34 lakhs pensioners.
QUOTA FIXED FOR AFFILIATED ORGANISATIONS AND C-O-CS.
NFPE - 500, ITEF - 200, Audit & Accounts - 50, Civil Accounts - 50, Ground Water Board - 50, Atomic Energy - 30, All other affiliated organisations - maximum possible subject to a minimum of 20 each.
COC Delhi - 500, COCs UP - 200, COC Rajasthan - 100, COC Haryana - 200, COC Punjab - 200, COC Himachal - 50, COC Uttarakhand -50, COC Bihar -50, COC West Bengal - 50, All other COCs - maximum possible.
Contact Numbers: Com. Giriraj Singh, President, COC, Delhi State - 0 9811313808, Com. Vrigu Bhattacharya - GS, COC, Delhi State - 09868520926 and All other CHQ Office bearers stationed in Delhi.
Dear Comrades,              After reviewing the unprecedented success of the nationwide one day strike organised by Confederation of Central Government employees and workers on16-03-2017, the National Secretariat of Confederation which met at New Delhi on 13-04-2017 has decided to continue its struggle against the totally indifferent and negative attitude of the BJP-led NDA Government against the Central Government employees, Central Govt. Pensioners, Autonomous body employees and Autonomous body pensioners.
              The four months time limit fixed by the Group of Ministers on 30-06-2016, for implementation of the assurances given to NJCA Leaders was over on 30-10-2016. Now almost ten months are over, Confederation was compelled to organise independent protest action such as dharna, Black Day, Parliament March and one day strike on 16-03-2017, as the leadership of NJCA (other than Confederation and Postal Federations) are not ready to revive the deferred indefinite strike of 2016 July 11th.  Even after a lapse of ten months there is no visible change in the stand of NJCA leadership.  Taking advantage of this situation the Government has gone back from all its assurances and has succeeded in indefinitely delaying the implementation of assurances given by Group of Ministers to NJCA including grant of revised HRA and other allowances with effect from 01-01-2016.  It is in this background, the National Secretariat of the Confederation has decided to organise massive dharna in front of Finance Minister’s Office at North Block, New Delhi on 23rd May 2017.
              There is no improvement in the revision of minimum wage and fitment formula.  Allowance committee headed by Finance Secretary has delayed its report indefinitely as per the wishes of the Finance Minister and Government. Pension Committee headed by Secretary, Pension has submitted its report rejecting the demand of the JCM staff side for implementing Option-I parity for pensioners, recommended by 7th CPC.  The NPS Committee constituted, after giving much expectations to the younger generation employees who are under NPS, has belied their hope by stating that withdrawal of NPS or guaranteeing minimum pension is not under the purview of the NPS Committee, due to the stringent conditions imposed on MACP thousands of employees are denied eligible promotion, revision of pay of autonomous body employees could not be implemented by the Ministries due to many retrograde conditions imposed by Finance Ministry, orders for revision of Pension and grant of Dearness Relief to Autonomous body Pensioners are not yet issued by the Government.  Wage revision of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks of Postal Department is still pending.  The demand for regularisation of Casual, Contract and Daily rated mazdoors are not considered favourably.  All other demands including upgradation of LDC/UDC Pay Scale, grant of parity to various cadres with Central Secretariat staff etc. submitted to Government by NJCA and Confederation still remains unsettled.
              As the NJCA leadership is not ready to revive the indefinite strike, for reasons best known to them, Confederation has to take the lead to channelise the anger, protest, disappointment and discontentment of entire Central Government employees and pensioners, including autonomous body employees and Pensioners.
              It is decided that not less than 2000 (two thousand) employees and pensioners shall sit on dharna in front of the Finance Minister’s office on 23-05-2017.  Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all affiliates and COCs and also all Central Government employees and Pensioners including Autonomous body employees and Pensioners to participate in large numbers in the massive dharna on 23-05-2017.  All pensioners organisations are also requested to extend full support and solidarity by ensuring maximum participation of their members in the dharna programme. 
              Travel arrangements for those who are participating in the dharna should be made well in advance.
              Protest demonstrations may be organised at all other places of the country on 23-05-2017.
II.           NEXT PHASE OF AGITATION- ORGANISE HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ON 22-06-2017 (THURSDAY) AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES.
              Detailed circular will be issued after 23-05-2017.
III.          NATIONAL CONVENTION ON NPS ON 10-06-2017 (10th JUNE 2017 (SATURDAY) AT NEW DELHI.
              It is decided to organise a National Convention on NPS (New Contributory Pension Scheme) and large scale Outsourcing of Government functions on 10-06-2017 (10th June 2017 Saturday) from 2 PM to 6 PM at New Delhi.  Venue: MPCU Shah Auditorium, Club Road, Ludlow Castle, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi-110 054 (near Civil Lines Metro Station).  The convention will be organised jointly by Confederation and All India State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF).  About 1000 delegates will participate in the convention.
The quota fixed for various affiliates and C-O-Cs of Confederation are given below:
National Federation of Postal Employees             -        200
Income Tax Employees Federation                      -         50
All India Audit & Accounts Association                 -         30
All India Civil Accounts Employees Association   -         30
All India Ground Water Board Employees Assn.   -         30
National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees-          20
All other affiliates                                                -           5   each
C-O-C Delhi                                                        -        200
C-O-Cs UP                                                         -         50
COC Haryana                                                     -         20
COC Punjab                                                       -         20
COC Himachal                                                    -         10
COC Rajasthan                                                   -         20
COC Bihar                                                          -         10
All other COCs                                                   -           5   each
Please ensure the participation of delegates as per the quota fixed above.  Delegate fee fixed is Rs.100/- (Rs.One hundred only) per head.  Timing of the Convention - 2 PM to 6 PM.
IV.   ALL INDIA TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP:
        As already informed to all, the All India Trade Union Education Camp of Confederation will be held at Thiruvananthapuram on 6th and 7th May 2017.  Venue of the camp is changed to BTR Bhavan, Melai Thampanoor, Near Gandhari Amman Kovil, Manjalikulam Road, Thiruvananthapuram.  It is in the heart of the City, walkable distance from Central Railway Station and Thampanoor KSRTC Bus Stand. The camp will start at 10 AM on 6th May and will continue upto 5 PM on 7th May.  Delegate fee is Rs.800/- (Rs. Eight Hundred only) per head.  Accommodation from 5th May afternoon to 8th May 6 AM will be provided by Reception Committee.  Food will be provided from 6th morning Breakfast to 7th night dinner.
Contact Numbers:
1.     Com. V. Sreekumar, State President, COC Kerala:   09447254666
2.     Com. P. V. Rajendran, GS, COC Kerala:               09446023884
3.     Com. S. Asok Kumar, Dist. Secretary:                  09446849677
4.     Com. K. Kamalasanan, District President:             09495515784
Detailed programme circular will be exhibited in website shortly.
Number of delegtes allotted to each affiliated organisation and COCs:
1.     National Federation of Postal Employees                         100
2.     Income Tax Employees Federation                                  30
3.     All India Audit & Accounts Association                             20
4.     All India Civil Accounts Employees Association                20
5.     National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees             20
6.     All India Ground Water Board Employees Association      15
7.     All other affiliates                                                            3 each
8.     C-O-C Kerala                                                                  50
9.     C-O-C West Bengal                                                        20
10.   C-O-C Tamil Nadu                                                          30
11.   C-O-C Andhra/Telangana                                                20
12.   C-O-C Karnataka                                                            20
13.   C-O-C Uttar Pradesh                                                       10
14.   C-O-C Mumbai                                                                10
15.   C-O-C Nagpur                                                                5
16.   C-O-C Delhi                                                                    15
17.   All other C-O-Cs                                                             5 each
        All affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to ensure participation of allotted quota of delegates without fail.
                                                                          Fraternally yours,
                                                                         
M. Krishnan
                                                                         Secretary General,
                                                                            Confederation.
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