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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 28, 2017

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 7th  CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION - BUNCHING OF STAGES IN THE REVISED PAY STRUCTURE - REG. (Click the link below to view)
http://document.ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/20011_1_2016-AIS-II-25052017.pdf
REIMBURSEMENT OF MEDICAL CLAIMS TO PENSIONERS UNDER CS (MA) RULES, 1944 AS DIRECTED BY VARIOUS CATS/COURTS - REGARDING.
http://cghs.gov.in/showfile.php?lid=4663

Friday, May 26, 2017

Extension of 7th CPC benefits and grant of Dearness Relief to Pensioners of Autonomous/Statutory bodies under Administrative Control of Department of Commerce.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017






CIRCULAR DATED 24.05.2017

INTENSIFY STRUGGLE AGAINST NPS
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
AND
ALL INDIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
JOINTLY ORGANIZE
NATIONAL CONVENTION ON NPS
ON 10th June 2017 Saturday

Time – 2 PM to 6 PM

Venue:   MPCU SHAH AUDITORIUM, CLUB ROAD, LUDLOW CASTLE, CIVIL LINES, DELHI – 110054 (Near Civil Lines Metro Station)


About 1000 delegates from all affiliates/states will participate.
As per the decision of the joint meeting of Confederation and AISGEF, it is decided to organize a National Convention on NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) at New Delhi on 10th June 2017 at MPCU Shah Auditorium from 2 PM to 6 PM. The main intention of the National Convention is to intensify the struggle against the NPS (Contributory Pension Scheme) and also against large scale outsourcing of Government functions. Eventhough initially the convention is organized by Confederation and AISGEF only, many other like-minded organisations in many public sector undertakings like Banks, Insurance, BSNL, Pensioners organisations etc. shall join the struggle in future and efforts are on to make it a bigger platform and biggest movement against the NPS and outsourcing which are imposed as a part of policy offensives of those Governments implementing neo-liberal reforms.

Out of 1000 delegates AISGEF will mobilise 650 and Confederation 350. All affiliates organisations and C-O-Cs of Confederation shall mobilise delegates from all states. Major organisations shall mobilise maximum (NFPE – 100, ITEF-50, Audit-20, Civil Accounts-20, Atomic Energy-10, Ground Water Board-20, others – 5 each, C-O-Cs-Delhi – 50 others – 5 each). Please start the mobilization and campaigning now onwards to ensure participation of delegates as per the above quota from all organisation and also from all states.

Detailed future course of programme of action will be announced in the Resolution to be adopted in the National Convention. As almost 40 to 50% of the Central an State Government employees comes under the purview of NPS, efforts may be made to reach out to all those younger generation employees and to ensure their full participation in the struggle programmes to be announced by the National Convention.

NEXT PHASE OF STRUGGLE PROGRAMME ON 21 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION
HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS
IN FRONT OF ALL MAJOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

(During lunch hour or any convenient time to be decided locally)
ON 22nd JUNE 2017, THURSDAY

As already reported the entire Central Government employees and pensioners are very much aggrieved and agitated over the totally indifferent and negative attitude of the NDA Government against their genuine and legitimate demands. Their anger and protest was visible in the 16th March 2017 one day strike and also in the mass dharna organized in front of Finance Minister’s office and other state/District Centres on 23.05.2017. As the dominant organisations in the NJCA and also JCM National Council Staff Side are not ready for reviving the deferred indefinite strike, the entire employees and pensioners including Autonomous body employees and Pensioners are looking at Confederation as the only organisation of hope which is sincere to their cause.

As the next phase of our agitation, Confederation National Secretariat has decided to organize HUMAN CHAIN OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS ON 22.06.2017, Thursday, in front of all major Central Government offices at all major Centres. The time can be either lunch hour on any other convenient time fixed locally. Leaders of all fraternal organisations who are supporting our cause may also be invited to be a part of the human chain.

Maximum participation of employees and pensioners may be ensured in the programme. The draft pledge (Oath) to be taken by the participants of the human chain (which may be announced by one leader through sound amplifier and repeated by all participants) will be exhibited in the Confederation website shortly. The same may be translated to local language and printed copies distributed to all participants of the human chain. Big and long banners are to be exhibited in front of the human chain with name of Confederation and demands prominently written on it. If possible a meeting of all participants may be arranged after the pledge (after the human chain) and leaders may address such meetings. Maximum publicity should be given through print and electronic media and also social media.
 
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob &Whatsapp – 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PROCEDURAL ACTIONS FOR REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-1.1.2016 RETIREES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IN PURSUANCE OF THE OM OF DEPARTMENT OF PENSION AND PENSIONERS WELFARE DATED 12.05.2017-REGARDING (Click the link below to view)
PHOTOS OF 23RD MAY 2017 DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER'S OFFICE NEW DELHI














23rd MAY 2017

MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS


ABOUT 3000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS RALLIED IN FRONT OF NORTH BLOCK, THE CENTRE OF GOVERNANCE OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

AN OUTBURST OF PROTEST, ANGER, RESENTMENT AND DISCONTENTMENT AGAINST THE BETRAYAL OF NDA GOVERNMENT

The mass dharna organized in front of Union Finance Minister’s office at North Block, New Delhi was a thundering success. Inspite of repeated intervention of the police authorities and also denial of police permission in the last minute, employees and pensioners poured in thousands from all parts of the country and defeated the attempt of the authorities to prevent the Confederation from conducting the dharna at the declared venue, North Block, the centre of governance of Govt. of India. About 3000 employees and pensioners participated. As South Block and North Block are highly protected security zone in Delhi, during the last more than 15 years, no agitational programme could be organized near South/North Block. The dharna participants included employees from various affiliates of Confederation, Central Government Pensioners Associations, Autonomous body employees and pensioners. As a mark of solidarity and support of Central Secretariat employees, the leaders of Central Secretaries Employees Associations also participated in the mass dharna. The demands raised in the 21 point charter of demands of Confederation submitted to Government during the 16th May 2017 strike was highlighted. The demands included honour assurance given by the Group of Minister’s on 30.06.2016 to NJCA leaders, Increase minimum wage and fitment formula, grant revised allowances including HRA and Transport Allowance from 01.01.2016, Implement option-I parity recommended by 7th Pay Commission for pre-2016 pensioners, Implement positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report on GDS and grant Civil Servant Status to Gramin Dak Sevaks, Regularise casual, Part-time, contingent, daily-rated and contract workers and grant equal pay for equal work, withdraw stringent conditions imposed on MACP promotions, Scrap PFRDA Act and withdraw NPS, stop outsourcing, Fill up all vacant posts, remove 5% condition on compassionate appointments, upgradation of pay scale of LDC/UDC, parity in pay to stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial staff in subordinate offices and in all organized accounts cadres with that of Central Secretariat staff etc.

The mass dharna programme was presided by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, Confederation. Coms: M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation, R. N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE, Asok Kumar Kanojia, President, ITEF, Tapas Bose, President, Audit & Accounts Associations, R. Seethalkshmi, Convenor, Women’s Sub Committee, M. K. Kaushik, Ghanashyam, Central Secretariat Employees Association, Worlikar, National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees, Srikrishna Sharma, Central Government Pensioners Association, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Giriraj Singh, President, NFPE & COC Delhi addressed the huge gathering. Com. Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Secretary General, Civil Accounts Employees Association & General Secretary, COC Delhi welcomed the dharna participants and Com. Geetha Bhattacharjee, National Secretariat member, offered vote of thanks. The mass dharna commenced at 11 AM and concluded at 2.30 PM. Slogans condemning the betrayal of the Group of Ministers were shouted.

The successful mass dharna once again proved that it is Confederation and Confederation alone is dare enough to fight against the betrayal of the NDA Government and also against all injustices meted out to the Central Government employees and Pensioners. The unprecedented success of the 16th March 2017 one day strike and the 23rd May 2017 mass dharna programme is a clear message to the Government that Confederation shall not rest, till the genuine and justified demands of the Central Government employees and Pensioners are settled.

Let us march forward to our next programme i.e; HUMAN CHAIN of Central Government Employees and Pensioners in all major cities in front of all important offices on 22nd June 2017.

Yours faithfully,


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & Whastapp: 09447068125
E-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Thursday, May 18, 2017

HOLDING REGULAR MEETINGS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF RECOGNIZED STAFF ASSOCIATIONS
7th  CPC REVISED CIVILIAN PAY MATRIX: GAZETTE NOTIFICATION - RESOLUTION DATED 16.05.2017 (Click the link below to view)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017





ALL PAYMENT TO GOVERNMENT SERVANTS THROUGH E-PAYMENT ONLY: AMENDMENT IN RECEIPT & PAYMENT RULES


F. No. 3(2)(1)/2016/TA/R&,P Rules/Amendment/443
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
O/o Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,
GPO Complex, E-Block, INA, New Delhi-110023
Date: 12-05-2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Payment to Government servants through e-Payment

            In supersession of this office O.M. No. l(1)/2011/UTA/365 dated 1st August 2016 on the above subject (copy enclosed), as per the amendment in Rule 44 issued vide Government of India Notification No. G.S.R. 412 (E) dated 27-04-2017 (copy enclosed), all payments to Government servants, including salary payments, shall be made by electronically signed payment advices for direct credit to their bank accounts, subject to availability of banking facilities:
            Provided that a one-time relaxation may be granted for payment by other recognized modes in cases of hardship where the reasons are duly approved by the Head of Department and Financial Adviser.
            This issues with the approval of the Finance Minister.
Encl: As above.
sd/-
(Dr. Shakuntla)
                                                                                   Joint Controller General of Accounts
Source: Click to view/download Original PDF

Saturday, May 13, 2017

IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVERNMENT DECISION ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION (7TH CPC) - REVISION OF PENSION OF PRE-2016 PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS (Click the link below to view)
PROCEDURE TO BE OBSERVED BY THE DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION COMMITTEES (DPCS) — MODEL CALENDAR FOR DPCS — RELEVANT YEAR UP TO WHICH APARS ARE TO BE CONSIDERED AND MODEL CALENDAR FOR CONDUCTING DPCS- REGARDING.(Click the link below to view)

Friday, May 12, 2017

EXTEND FULL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO THE STRUGGLE OF DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FOR EXISTENCE.

Hon'be Defence Minister Sri Arun Jaitley has taken decision to outsource 143 products to PRIVATE SECTOR which are being at present manufactured by ordnance factories of Govt of India. Accordingly Defence Ministry has issued orders on 27.04.2017. On implementation of the above major policy decision of the Defence Ministry ,the job of almost 20000 (twenty thousand) defence civilian employees of ordnance factories involved in the production of these 143 products will be at stake. Jobs which are now performed by dedicated ordnance factory workers for years together are being snatched and given to private sector. As a result defence employees are facing serious threat to their job security.

 Against the above decision of the BJP-led  NDA Government , defence employees are organising series of agitational programmes including staying away from the work for one hour during the beginning hour of the duty on24th May 2017 and conducting demonstrations. Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all affiliate's and COC's to extend full support and solidarity to the struggle of the defence employees against privatisation and for job security. Leaders of the Confederation are requested to visit the leaders of ordance factory workers and All India Defence Employees Federation which is spearheading the struggle  and convey our support in person .

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General 
Confederation

Mob & WhatsApp : 09447068125.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Beware of False Campaign
Pro-Government agencies are spreading False News

It is reported that certain pro-government News agencies are spreading false news that Mass Dharna Programme in front of Finance Minister's Office is cancelled. This is is a totally false news. Last time also just a few days before our 15th December Parliament March the very news agencies spread false news that Parliament march is cancelled. This is a deliberate attempt to defeat our programme. Don't believe in such false news. Mass Dharna in front of Finance Minister's Office will be held on 23rd May 2017 itself. Mobilise maximum employees to participate in the mass dharna on 23rd May 2017. Please see Confederation web site www.confederationhq.blogspot.in for authentic news.
=M Krishnan, 
Secretry General, 
Confederation 
Mob No. 09447068125

Monday, May 8, 2017

MATERNITY BENEFIT (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2017 - CLARIFICATIONS: MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT

            The Act is applicable to all Women who are employed in any capacity directly or through any agency i.e either on Contractual or as Consultant.

Friday, May 5, 2017

PENSIONER’S PARITY

We are getting many phone calls and messages from Central Government Pensioners and employees regarding the Cabinet decision on 03.05.2017. Government has approved the recommendations of the Committee headed by Secretary (Pension) constituted by it as per the cabinet decision on 29.06.2016. The full details of the cabinet decision will be known only after issuing orders by Pension Ministry. The Pension Committee has told the JCM Staff Side that instead of Option-I parity, recommended by 7th CPC, it is considering 5th CPC recommended parity. It is presumed that the decision of the Cabinet may be to extend 5thCPC recommended parity to pre-2016 pensioners as recommended by Pension Committee. We are waiting for detailed orders to confirm.

Regarding option-2 parity recommended by 7th CPC, the Pension Committee and Cabinet has rejected the recommendations as NOT FEASIBLE, eventhough JCM Staff side has tried its best to convince the Pension Committee that it is Feasible. The intention behind the Cabinet decision dated 29.06.2017 to constitute a committee to examine the feasibility of option-I recommended by 7th CPC was to deny the Option-I parity which is more beneficial to pre-2006 pensioners than the 5th CPC Parity. Of course 5th CPC parity is also beneficial but option-I parity of 7th CPC is more beneficial to many employees.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers shall continue its struggle for Option-I parity alongwith the National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Association (NCCPA).

The details of the 3rd May Cabinet decision will be published as and when orders are issued by Government. Please wait for detailed orders before coming to any conclusion.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Mob:  & WhatsApp – 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

REVISION OF PENSION AND GRANT OF DEARNESS RELIEF TO AUTONOMOUS BODY PENSIONERS

Pensioners & Employees of Autonomous Bodies are requested join 23rd May 2017 Mass Dharna in front of Finance Ministers office organized by Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers.

The above issue was raised in the Standing Committee meeting of National Council (JCM) by Com. K. K. N. Kutty, who is the President of Confederation and Secretary General of National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Association (NCCPA) as an out of agenda item. Finance Ministry has repeated it stand as follows:

“Employees of Autonomous bodies are not Central Government employees and they are not covered with the terms of reference of the CPC. Therefore, like the previous pay commissions, the recommendations of the 7thCPC are not directly applicable to the employees of Autonomous Bodies. The Govt. has taken specific decision and has extended the benefit of 7th CPC to the employees of Autonomous Bodies and accordingly Finance Ministry has issued instructions contained in OM No. dated 13.01.2017.

The Central Government does not issue any instructions regarding implementation of recommendations of CPC pertaining to Pension in respect of Autonomous Bodies. The Ministry of Finance has not issued orders, earlier also, with regard to extension of orders relating to pension, as per CPC recommendations, to the retirees of Autonomous Bodies. The appropriate decision is to be taken by the concerned Autonomous Body in consultation with the concerned Administrative Ministry in keeping with the practice on the previous occasions and also in the light of the Rules and Regulations/Bye-laws governing the services conditions of the employees of the respective Autonomous Bodies.”

Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has included this issue as an important demand in the proposed mass dharna being organized in front of Finance Minister’s office New Delhi on 23.05.2017 (in addition to other demands like Revision of Allowances w.e.f 01.01.2016, increase in minimum wage and fitment formula as assured by the Group of Ministers etc.) Pensioners and employees of Autonomous bodies are requested to participate in the mass dharna in large members. Confederation is the only organisation of serving employees which is relentlessly fighting for the cause of Employees and Pensioners of Central Government Services and Autonomous Bodies.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: Whats App – 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
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 15 times earlier  
                                      Likely to be listed on  09/08/2017
Record of Proceeding:
http://courtnic.nic.in/supremecourt/casestatus_new/querycheck_page2.asp
23rd MAY 2017
MASS DHARNA IN FRONT OF FINANCE MINISTER’S OFFICE, NEW DELHI

EMPLOYEES & PENSIONERS COME IN LARGE NUMBERS
AND MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS

HONOUR THE ASSURANCE GIVEN BY GROUP OF MINISTERS ON 30.06.2016

·        Increase minimum pay and fitment formula.
·        Revise allowances including HRA with effect from 01.01.2016.
·        Grant option-I pension parity recommended by 7th CPC.
·        Revise pension and grant dearness relief to autonomous body pensioners
·        Implement positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Gramin Dak Sevaks. Grant Civil Servant Status.
·        Regularise all Casual, Part-Time, Contingent and Contract Workers and grant equal pay for equal work.
·        Remove stringent conditions imposed for grant of MACP etc.

All affiliated organisations and COCs are once again requested to mobilise large number of employee and pensioners as per quota fixed in the last circular and make the programme a grand success.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob& WhatsApp – 09447068125

Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

UPDATE ON STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING OF NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM HELD ON 03.05.2017.

Meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) held on 03.05.2017. Only Action Taken Report (progress report) on old items discussed in the Standing Committee meeting held on 25.10.2016 was discussed from 3 to 7 PM. 

The protest of the staffside regarding abnormal delay in implementation of revised allowances from 01.01.2016 , increase in minimum pay and fitment formula , Option -1  parity of Pensioners , revision of pension and grant of dearness relief to autonomous body penioners etc was conveyed to Secretary , Department of Personnel who chaired the meeting. The proposed move to close down DGS&D was also raised. 

To discuss the new items another meeting will be held shortly. 

On behalf of Confederation Coms: K.K.N.Kutty , M.Krishnan and M.S.Raja attended. Cabinet has approved the parity in pension  recommended by the Pension Committee constituted by Govt w.e.f.01.01.2016. (whether it is 5th CPC recommended parity can be confirmed only after seeing the orders). 

It is confirmed that Option -1 recommended by 7th CPC  is rejected.

M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation.

Cabinet approves modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits -- PIB News

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay and pensionary benefits in the course of their implementation. Earlier, in June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved implementation of the recommendations with an additional financial outgo of Rs 84,933 crore for 2016-17 (including arrears for 2 months of 2015-16).

The benefit of the proposed modifications will be available with effect from 1st January, 2016, i.e., the date of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations. With the increase approved by the Cabinet, the annual pension bill alone of the Central Government is likely to be Rs.1,76,071 crore.  Some of the important decisions of the Cabinet are mentioned below:

1.        Revision of pension of pre – 2016 pensioners and family pensioners
The Cabinet approved modifications in the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to the method of revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners and family pensioners based on suggestions made by the Committee chaired by Secretary (Pensions) constituted with the approval of the Cabinet.  The modified formulation of pension revision approved by the Cabinet will entail an additional benefit to the pensioners and an additional expenditure of approximately Rs.5031 crore for 2016-17 over and above the expenditure already incurred in revision of pension as per the second formulation based on fitment factor.  It will benefit over 55 lakh pre-2016 civil and defence pensioners and family pensioners.

While approving the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved the changed method of pension revision recommended by the 7th CPC for pre-2016 pensioners, comprising of two alternative formulations, subject to the feasibility of the first formulation which was to be examined by the Committee.

In terms of the Cabinet decision, pensions of pre-2016 pensioners were revised as per the second formulation multiplying existing pension by a fitment factor of 2.57, though the pensioners were to be given the option of choosing the more beneficial of the two formulations as per the 7th CPC recommendations.

In order to provide the more beneficial option to the pensioners, Cabinet has accepted the recommendations of the Committee, which has suggested revision of pension based on information contained in the Pension Payment Order (PPO) issued to every pensioner.  The revised procedure of fixation of notional pay is more scientific, rational and implementable in all the cases.  The Committee reached its findings based on an analysis of hundreds of live pension cases.  The modified formulation will be beneficial to more pensioners than the first formulation recommended by the 7th CPC, which was not found to be feasible to implement on account of non-availability of records in a large number of cases and was also found to be prone to several anomalies. 

2.         Disability Pension for Defence Pensioners

The Cabinet also approved the retention of percentage-based regime of disability pension implemented post 6th CPC, which the 7th CPC had recommended to be replaced by a slab-based system.
           
The issue of disability pension was referred to the National Anomaly Committee by the Ministry of Defence on account of the representation received from the Defence Forces to retain the slab-based system, as it would have resulted in reduction in the amount of disability pension for existing pensioners and a reduction in the amount of disability pension for future retirees when compared to percentage-based disability pension. 

The decision which will benefit existing and future Defence pensioners would entail an additional expenditure of approximately Rs. 130 crore per annum.

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AKT/VBA/SH
(Release ID :161508)