Thursday, December 31, 2015

Govt. ready to have dialogue on pay hike : F.M.

India needs to grow by additional 1-1.5 per cent so that it can sustain wage hike and other benefits given to workers and the poor, finance minister Arun Jaitley said today.

"Our GDP growth of 7.5 per cent is at a time when the world is experiencing global slowdown. We need to increase our growth rate. We have to at least increase it by 1-1.5 per cent," he said at the felicitation function organised by Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS).
The government is ready to have dialogue with the trade unions with regard to wage increase, he said.

Monday, December 28, 2015

No LPG subsidy if taxable income exceeds Rs 10 Lac

Benefit of LPG subsidy will not be available if the consumer or his/her spouse had taxable income of more than Rs Ten lakh in previous financial year 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Parliamentarians set for a massive pay hike

MP salaries to double?

Five years after parliamentarians gave themselves more than 300% salary hike, the NDA government seems to be inclined for another steep rise in the lawmakers’ salary.
Sources said the government is considering a proposal to provide MPs a basic salary of Rs 1 lakh per month, a 100% hike from the current Rs 50,000. A proposal of the parliamentary affairs ministry suggests that their constituency allowance and office allowance too—currently Rs 45,000 each— may be doubled.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Govt. statement on MACP : Promotional or Grade Pay hierarchy

MACP on promotional grade
The employees including Group ‘C’ (which includes erstwhile Group ‘D’) are granted three financial upgradations under Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) Scheme in the next immediate Grade Pay hierarchy as per CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years of regular service.

There have been instances where Tribunals and High Courts have directed to grant benefits under Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) Scheme in the promotional hierarchy. However, in such cases, the order of Court is specific to the applicant only.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Kamlesh Paswan in the Lok Sabha today. 

Govt. considering gratuity for NPS subscribers

Central Govt. is considering payment of gratuity for employees who joined Central Govt. service after 31.12.2003 and covered under National Pension System (Popularly known as New Pension Scheme). Till now they are not covered under the existing gratuity scheme. Only in exceptional cases like death in service, retirement on invalidation etc., provisional gratuity is being paid vide order dated 05.05.2009 as an additional benefit.
Click here for the order
Yesterday Minister of State for Finance, Mr Jayant Sinha informed in parliament that Govt. is considering the benefit of gratuity to extend for the NPS subscribers too.

Bonus hike bill passed with effect from April 2014

Arrears of bonus (2014-15) likely !
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill allowing doubling of wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers with establishments with 20 or more workers, with the benefits being applicable retrospectively from April 2014.
The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015, was passed by a voice vote, with some members objecting to the raising of eligibility limit for payment of bonus from a salary of Rs 10,000 per month to Rs 21,000.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Is it mandatory to be present in office on 01.01.2016 to get pay commission benefit ?

7th Pay Commission – Taking leave on Jan 1 for New Year Celebration? – Since the government rules are bound to be changed arbitrarily, one can never be sure of the kind of troubles it could cause. Therefore, it is better to report to work on 01.01.2016.
Central Government employees are wondering if there will be any consequences of taking leave on January 1, 2016, the date of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Assistant, UDC and LDCs in Central Secretariat Service get new name

Assistants will be renamed as A.S.O.(Assistant Section Officer)
UDCs will be renamed as S.S.A.(Senior Secretariat Assistant)
LDCs will be renamed as J.S.A.(Junior Secretariat Assistant)
Click here for the order

Sunday, December 20, 2015

LIC / GIC Wge revision : Notification soon

It is learnt from reliable sources that the wage revision proposal of LIC and GIC has been approved by Govt. of India and sent to law ministry for vetting. As per the recent update, law ministry did not raise any objection regarding the proposal. It is widely expected that notification is likely to be issued very soon, probably within Christmas. Notification of five day's week for LIC employees will follow thereafter.
Click here for update

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Seventh CPC Report : Expectations and disappointment !

Following article is published in a leading blog cgstaffnews.in
On November 19, the 7th Central Pay Commission submitted its report on the salaries, pensions, and benefits for more than 50 lakh Central Government employees.
Within hours, the websites and news media began to give their elaborate interpretations and opinions about the recommendations. Mr. Krishnan, the secretary of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, on his website, gave a scathing review of the report, listing out all the drawbacks and disappointments. This was followed by similar opinions from almost all the other employees associations.
Employees’ expectations versus disappointments

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Kerala to implement revised pay by 26th Feb.16

Kerala's 10th pay revision commission will be implemented latest by February 26, benefiting about 1.5 million government employees and pensioners, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said today.

"I assure the house that before February 26th, the 10th pay commission would be implemented," Mr Chandy told the Assembly after Left legislator AK Balan raised the issue.

Mr Balan said the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) governments had always been dilatory in revising the pays of employees and pensioners.

Central Govt. has no proposal to reduce retirement age : Minister clarifies

There is no proposal to reduce retirement age to 58 years of age or 33 years of service for central government employees, the Centre said today (16/12/2015)

There are about 50 lakh central government employees. "No such proposal is under consideration," Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Defence ministry is analyzing armed forces concern over pay report

The defence ministry is analysing the concerns of the armed forces on the 7th Pay Commission report, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

"We are already on the job. By next week, we will be able to see what can be done," he told reporters after laying wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate on Vijay Diwas.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cash-strapped States Want 7th Pay Panel Hike Delayed

Several States like West Bengal, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, among others, have written to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary and Finance Ministry to delay implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, as most financially stressed States will be under pressure to make a similar pay increase. The States have sought more time to assess implications on their finances of implementing the 23.5 per cent hike in pay and pension for their employees in sync with the 7th Pay Panel recommendations for Central staff.
“There are many States that are already financially stressed. There are a few States which are not in a position to increase pay and pension of their employees even during the next financial year. They have sought more time to assess the impact of the recommendations,” a senior Finance Ministry official said. While the Centre’s pay bill will go up by `1,02,100 crore in 2016-17 if the government accepts the report, the States will have to scramble for resources to make similar hikes.

WB employees to get 10% D.A. from 1st January 2016-Order issued

As per the announcement earlier, West Bengal employees to get another installment of Dearness Allowance from 1st January 2016.
Click here for the order
Click here for order for teachers etc.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

7th pay panel report under Govt consideration, employees demand re-look

 A body of central government employees has demanded a re-look at the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) report and sought a rationalised pay structure.

In a memorandum submitted to Union Minister Jitendra Singh, the Government Employees' National Federation said that while there are some positive recommendations in the 7th CPC report, there are, at the same time, several instances which need a relook.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Central employees submit charter of demand to Cabinet Secretary

Following demands regarding implementation of seventh CPC have been submitted to Cabinet Secy. by National Joint Council of Action of Central Govt. employees. 
In a letter it has urged for a meeting to discuss the issues raised in the charter of demand and threatens to go on indefinite strike from March 2016 if no settlement is arrived within first week of February.
Click here for the letter to Cabinet secretary.
Main demands :
Minimum wage , the fitment formula, the multiplication factor applied for determining the pay levels and the pay matrix itself will have to consequently revised.
Revise the pay matrix basing upon the revised minimum wage and rounding off the stages to the next hundred. Accept the suggestion made by the Staff Side in its memorandum to 7 CPC for de-layering viz. to abolish the pay levels pertaining to GP 1900, 2400 and 4600.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Bill introduced in Parliament to hike bonus ceiling

 Government introduced a bill in Lok Sabha that seeks to enhance pay eligibility limit of an employee for bonus to Rs 21,000 per month, from Rs 10,000, to make more workers eligible for the benefit. 
The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 also seeks to enhance the monthly bonus calculation ceiling to Rs 7,000 per month from existing Rs 3,500. It will increase the quantum of bonus substantially. 

The amendment bill will be made effective from April 1, 2015. The bill will amend, the Payment of Bonus Act 1965, which is applicable to every factory and other establishment in which 20 or more persons are employed on any day during an accounting year. 

The bill also provides for a new proviso in Section 12 which empowers the central government to vary the basis of computing bonus. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Central employees to go for indefinite strike from March'16 if demands not settled

Meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (Railways, Defence and Confederation) was held on 08.12.2015 at JCM National Council Staff Side office, New Delhi. Detailed deliberations on 7thCPC related issues (including Gramind Dak Sewaks and Casual, Contract and daily-rated workers) was held and a Common charter of demands was finalized. It is further decided that the NJCA shall go on indefinite strike from the 1st week of March 2016, if the Government fails to reach a negotiated settlement with the staff side before 1st week of February 2016. A letter intimating this decision will be given to the Government shortly along with the common charter of demands.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

7th Pay Commission Report Likely To Be Implemented In J&K By Apr-May

There is good news for employees in Jammu and Kashmir as the government is planning to implement the 7th Pay Commission report by April-May next year. Right now the state government is keeping an eye on the development taking place in Delhi with regard to the implementation of the report. The move aims to placate around 5 lakh government employees in the state as government is the largest employer, and job giver in Jammu and Kashmir. The government in fact is waiting that once green signal comes for central government employees there would be no delay in implementing the report in Jammu and Kashmir.

Punjab to set up pay commission, grants Dearness Allowance

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday announced setting up the Sixth Punjab Pay Commission for employees and pensioners of the state government. 

A decision to this effect was taken by the chief minister during a meeting with the representatives of various associations of governments, boards and corporations here this evening. 

Briefing the representatives of all employees' unions present in the meeting, the chief minister said that the various modalities of Sixth Punjab Pay Commission including its composition, terms and conditions would be finalized by the State Personnel Department shortly.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Ridiculous recommendation of 7th CPC regarding CGEGIS

As per the recommendation of seventh CPC, subscription and insurance amount have been increased manifold. Let's discuss the same as per available data.
Table 3: Recommended Rates of CGEGIS
Recommended Rates of CGEGIS
Level of
Employee
Monthly Deduction
(Rs)
Insurance Amount
(Rs)
10 and above
5000
50,00,000
6 to 9 2500
2500
25,00,000
1 to 5
1500
15,00,000
The present rate of monthly deduction is Rs 120, Rs 60 and Rs 30 for Gr A, B and C employees with Insurance cover of Rs 1,20,000, Rs 60,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively.

Delhi MLAs got their pay hiked by amazing 400%

Delhi MLAs may be the The point of envy of all politicians in India. The MLAs, most of them (67 out of 70) from Aam Admi Party (Party of common people) , enhanced their salary in an uncommon proportion !

 Delhi MLAs on Thursday approved a 400% increase in their salary, accepting in totality the recommendations made by an independent committee that proposed a monthly payout of Rs 2.35 lakh to each MLA against the existing Rs 88,000.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Govt. may offer a better deal to Central Employees

After submission of much waited 7th CPC report, Central employees have mixed reaction regarding actual pay hike. Most of the employees and pensioners expected a better deal. The Commission did not make any substantial hike in Basic Pay. Taking into existing D.A. in consideration, the hike is little.  Still the employees may get an average 23% hike with the increased House Rent Allowances though the rate has been reduced to 24,16 and 8 percent respectively. The Transport Allowances remains unchanged with only merger of D.A. Those who live in quarters are deprived of HRA and thus will benefit a little only.

Monday, November 30, 2015

AICPIN for the month of October 2015

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – October,2015 The All-India CPI-IW for October, 2015 increased by 3 points and pegged at 269 (two hundred and sixty nine).

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Central Govt. to implement pay report soon, asks views/comments from Ministries/Dept.s/Associations

After submission of 7th CPC report Govt. started it's process of implementation. An implementation cell has already been created. Now a committee of secretaries headed by Cabinet Secy. is going to be formed to examine the recommendations made by the 7th CPC. All Ministries, Departments, Associations have been requested to furnish their views within three weeks so that the committee may decide and implement the same.
A letter in this respect has been issued to different Ministries, of which a copy is available with us for further details.

Click here for the letter from Ministry of Finance to Secretary, Defence Ministry.

PM promised bill in parliament to amend bonus act.

New Delhi, Nov 27 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government will bring to Parliament a bill to amend the Bonus Act with a view to enhance the benefits for the working class.

"We are going to bring an important (bill) in this House (to amend) Bonus Act...The Cabinet has already approved it.

This is a very important bill for our workers. We are taking decisions and working for welfare of the labour class," Modi said while replying to a two-day long debate in the Lok Sabha to commemorate the Constitution Day and the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar.

The Cabinet had earlier decided to double the wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers and establishments with 20 or more workers.

Friday, November 27, 2015

West Bengal set up 6th pay commission

West Bengal Pay commission to submit report within six months.
Interim Relief likely
As reported earlier, West Bengal has constituted 6 th Pay Commission for State Government employees and certain other categories of employees.
The eight member committee is headed by Prof. Abhirup Sarkar, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute.
Click here for the members of commission.
"The Commission will submit their recommendations as expeditiously as practicable but preferably within a period of six months from the date of order notifying the constitution of the Commission.  The Commission may submit interim recommendations if found necessary or if so desired by the Government."
Click here for the resolution of Sixth Pay Commission of West Bengal

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Central employees to observe BLACK DAY against 7th CPC tomorrow

Central Govt. employees including Railway, Civilian Defence and all affiliate units of JCM Staff Side (NJCA)  to hold massive demonstrations, bearing black badges, on 27th November, 2015, against the following retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC.
  • Against the demand of the Staff Side, National Council(JCM) 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kerala Pay Panel to cut holidays, propose election duty for retirees

The second report of the 10th Pay Commission, which is in its final stage, could stir up a hornet’s nest as it contained a recommendation to increase the number of working days and restrict government employees’ organisational activities to holidays.
“When government employees engage in organisational activities on working days, it is the public who bear the brunt. This trend has to be controlled. The report will have a recommendation to the state government to take action against those who refuse to follow the regulations,” said Justice Ramachandran Nair, Chairman of the commission. The panel further recommended that teachers should not be used for election duty. “The government should use the huge force of retired government employees who are experienced in such procedures,” it said.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

West Bengal to announce pay panel within a couple of days

Update : Pay Commission formed.
As per sources, West Bengal to announce 6th Pay Committee to revise salary and pension of the state employees very soon. Mr Abhirup Sarkar, a professor of Indian Statistical Institute and Chairman of state Finance Commission is likely to head the pay panel and Mr Amal chowdhury, Secretary, Labour Dept. may be the Secretary of the proposed pay panel.
State employees are lagging behind 54% in terms of D.A. due to acute financial crisis of the state. It will be interesting to see how the new panel formulate hike in line with the central report with limited resource available.
State Govt. has been demanding central assistance to pay their employees for a long time.

Odisha to cost 5000 Crore more to implement 7th pay commission in state

The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission may bring additional annual financial burden of about Rs 5,000 crore towards payment of increased salary and pension to the state government staff if the state decides to implement the panel report in toto.
If the panel report is accepted in toto by the state, as was the case with previous Sixth Pay Commission, the state will spend about Rs 3000 crore more annually to pay higher salary to its five lakh employees and also fork out additional Rs 2000 crore to pay pension at the increased rate.
"The pay panel has just submitted its report. It has to be examined and approved by the cabinet. Let us see if it is being implemented as it is or there are changes. Then we will act on it and estimate what kind of additional financial burden will come on us if the salaries are adjusted in the state as per its recommendations", state finance secretary R. Balakrishnan told Business Standard.
He, however, said, the state is well equipped to meet the challenge of providing for any additional expenditure as and when the necessities arise.
Click here for full report in Business Standard

Monday, November 23, 2015

Finmin set up implementation cell to process and implement 7th CPC report

Ministry of Finance has set up Implementation Cell for processing and implementing Seventh Central Pay Commission report. It will be operational for a period of one year.

Click here for the source

Paramilitary forces unhappy with 7th CPC recommendations

The seventh pay commission has largely made the central government employees cheerful but central paramilitary forces officials are not really happy with some of the recommendations. 

ToI spoke to several central paramilitary - ITBP, CRPF, SSB, BSF and CISF officials in different ranks who expressed displeasure with the fact that they have not been given special allowances on the lines of 'defence' forces even though they work in tougher conditions and round the clock. 

The central paramilitary forces (CPMFs) have reportedly grown to a strength of 9.80 lakh personnel from 7.66 lakh since sixth pay commission and are likely to take over army's strength (of close to 12 lakh) in coming 5 to 7 years, but officials argue that they have still been placed in the "civil" category even though their work profile ranges from guarding the border, managing tense situations, fighting the naxals and insurgent groups in different areas on the tough terrains. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Maharashtra will have to shell out 18,000 crore to implement seventh pay

The cash-strapped Maharashtra government might have to shell out Rs 18,000 crore initially to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, which will cover its 1.7 million employees.

“The proposed one-time outgo of Rs 18,000 crore is a preliminary estimate. Justice AK Mathur has submitted his report to the Centre, which is yet to accept the recommendations. After the Centre gives its nod, the states will take them up for consideration. The Maharashtra Cabinet will hold a series of deliberations before giving its approval. The annual outgo may be in the range of Rs 5,000-6,000 crore. The final picture will be clear in due course of time,” Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar told Business Standard.

Click here for full report

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Unhappy with low hike , central employees on agitation

JCM Staff Side (NJCA) calls upon all Central Government Employees to observer“BLACK DAY” by holding massive demonstration, wearing black badges, all over the country on 27th November 2015 to protest against the retrograde recommendations of the 7th CPC.
Click here for the complete Press Release
National Joint Council of Action stated anguish over the report regarding fixation of minimum pay, reduction of house rent allowance, no modification in current MACP scheme, nothing beneficial for NPS subscribers and overall low hike of pay. The association threatens for intense agitation if the pay proposal is not rectified through bilateral negotiation before implementation .

Friday, November 20, 2015

Calculate your new pay as per seventh CPC report

After the submission of 899 pages report, everybody is aware of the salient features like minimum or maximum pay, abolition of Grade Pay, revisit of other allowances etc.
But many of the Central Govt. Employees are confused about the actual hike of fitment formula. For the convenience of our viewers the calculation formula is illustrated below.
Step 1
Add pay in the pay band plus Grade Pay in the pre revised scale (6th CPC)
Step 2
Multiply the Old Total Pay (Step 1) with 2.57 (Unique Multiplication Factor)
[Remember to multiply by 2.57 in all cases]

7th Pay commission report decoded for easy understanding

The 880 pages report has been analyzed and the salient features detailed below for quick reference. It is reproduced from a popular website "GConnect"
1. Minimum Pay
Minimum Pay which was Rs. 7000 in the 6th Pay Commission has been fixed now at Rs. 18,000/-. A Multiplication factor of 2.57 has been used in arriving at this minimum pay.
2.Maximum Pay:
Maximum Pay of ₹2,25,000 per month for Apex Scale and ₹2,50,000 per month for Cabinet Secretary and others presently at the same pay level.
3. Fitment Formula:
7th Pay Commission has formulated fitment formula as far as existing employees are concerned as 2.57. For instance, 7CPC pay of the employees who are presently in the pay band of 5200 – 20200 with grade pay of Rs. 1800, will be calculated by multiplying the factor of 2.57 with their existing basic pay (pay in pay band + grade pay)
4. Date of Effect of 7th Pay Commission Pay:
7th pay Commission pay will be effective from 1st January 2016.
5. Annual Increment:
7th Pay Commission has recommended for Uniform Annual Increment of 3%

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Seventh Pay Commission Report submitted

A few minutes ago the report has been submitted to Finance Minister.
Click here for the report
Click here to calculate your new pay
Minimum basic pay for central govt staff recommended at Rs 18,000; maximum pay Rs 2.25 lakh per month.
New Pay Structure: The present system of pay bands and grade pay has been dispensed with and a new pay matrix has been designed. The status of the employee, hitherto determined by grade pay, will now be determined by the level in the pay matrix
Fitment: The starting point for the first level of the matrix has been set at ₹18,000. This corresponds to the present starting pay of ₹7,000, which is the beginning of PB-1 viz., ₹5200 + GP 1800, on the date of implementation of the VI CPC recommendations. Hence the starting point now proposed is 2.57 times of what was prevailing on 01.01.2006. This fitment factor of 2.57 is being proposed to be applied uniformly for all employees. 
Annual Increment: The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent
Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP): i. This will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before.
House Rent Allowance: Commission recommends that HRA should be rationalized to 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively 
Transport Allowance are recommended:
 Pay Level Higher
 7200+DA                  3600+DA
3600+DA                   1800+DA 
1350+DA                   900+DA

Seventh Pay Commission to submit report today, media predicts hefty hike

Nearly one crore central employees and pensioners are looking forward with huge expectation about the contents of seventh pay commission report which is going to be submitted today evening. They had been a little disappointed with the media reports of a mere 15% hike. But now there are reasons for rejoice for them. Recent media reports predict a hefty 22 to 30 percent hike in gross emoluments which may be really substantial.
Following are the reports from major media houses.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Seventh Pay Commission will submit report on 19.11.2015 at 19.30 hours

As per the official website of Seventh Pay Commission, it will submit it's report to Government on 19.11.2015 at 19.30 hours.
Click here for the official website of Seventh Pay Commission.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NDTV expects Seventh Pay Report on Thursday (19th Nov), PTI confirmed it.

Seventh CPC Chairman Justice Mathur confirmed submission on 19th November
PTI News :
New Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) The 7th Pay Commission will submit its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday recommending increase in remuneration of central government employees as well as pensioners.
"We are ready with the report and will submit it on November 19," the Commission's Chairman Justice A K Mathur told PTI.
Click here to view PTI News
NDTV News :
No Change in retirement age likely.
While some of the media reports suggest submission of report on Friday, NDTV expects it on Thursday itself.
"According to sources, the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission will be submitted to the finance minister on Thursday. The 7th Pay Commission is unlikely to suggest changes in the retirement age of central government employees, sources said."
NDTV too expects a 15% hike which will certainly disappoint the civil servants.
"Central government employees and pensioners are likely to be disappointed as the 7th Pay Commission is expected to propose an approximate 15 per cent hike in salaries starting January 1, 2016, sources told NDTV."
Click here for the full story.

Pay commission report likely to be submitted on Friday, the 20th November, 15% overall hike ?

900 Page report, Average 15% Hike, IAS and allied services at par likely.

The 7th Central Pay Commission is likely to submit its final report to finance ministry on November 20 which is due for implementation from January 1, 2016.

More than 48 lakh serving central government employees and 54 lakh pensioners will be impacted by the 7th CPC which is likely to recommend an average hike of 15%, said a source.

The 900-page report is believed to have made suggestions on parity of 36 organized Group A services with the IAS which has so far largely dominated in superior positions in the central government.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Seventh CPC to submit report this month ?

According to The Secretary, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers, karnataka state unit, seventh pay commission may submit it's report on 20th or 23rd November.
He also indicated that minimum wage will be around Rs 21000 against the demand of 28000.
A protest day will be observed on 19th November all India basis to pursue the charter of demands.
Click here to view details

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Govt. planning to stop LPG subsidy for riches

LPG subsidy for people above Rs 10 lakh income might be stopped: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu 
Image result for gas cylinder

The NDA government is mulling to lift the subsidy on LPG cylinder for consumers whose annual income is above Rs 10 lakh, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here today. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

7th pay panel's draft report riddled with dissent notes

Following is the report of Business standard on 11.12.2015

The notes argue that it will widen the talent base available to govt to deliver increasingly complex services to a demanding population.

The seventh Pay Commission's draft report to determine the new salary structure for the 5.5 million civil servants in the central government has got riddled with several dissent notes. The notes, mainly about bringing in parity between the top-ranked Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the specialised central services, argue that it will widen the talent base available to the government to deliver increasingly complex services to a demanding population.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Notification for Implementation of OROP Issued

The Government today (07/11/2015) issued the notification regarding  implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ in respect of Defence Forces  personnel.
Defence Forces of India have a rich history and tradition of bravery and gallantry. Defence forces have not only defend our borders with exemplary courage and valour but have also performed with fearless attitude and empathy in natural calamities and other trying circumstances. Government of India recognizes and respects their contribution.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I-T dept employees suspend 2-month long agitation

New Delhi, Nov 3 (PTI) Two major employees' associations of the Income Tax Department today said they would suspend their two-month long agitation from tomorrow after the Finance Ministry assured them of resolving their demands by March next year.

The two groups - Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) and Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association (ITGOA) - represent about 97 per cent of the department's workforce and comprise about 50,000 employees.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Recent media report suggests minimum 30% hike in Basic salary after 7th pay commission

The print and web media is being flooded with possibilities and rumors of which most of them are baseless. But Govt. employees are desperately looking for any information about the possible recommendations of the seventh pay commission. They have been patiently waiting for the last eighteen months, after the pay commission set up. The tenure has been extended and so the waiting period.
The recent media report published in India Today has emphasized on some key points of seventh pay commission which is reproduced below. Please note that, it is not exactly the view of the publisher of this blog, especially about the retirement age factor as described below. As per our information, seventh CPC is not going to suggest any reduction of retirement age.
Following are the key points as per media report :

IAS officers lobbying hard against pay parity with allied services

The Indian Administrative Service has begun a campaign to ensure that its historically privileged position over other central services remains in place, with top bureaucrats writing protest letters to the Department of Personnel and Training ahead of the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations, documents available with The Indian Express reveal.
The campaign kicked off last week, when a WhatsApp group run by serving IAS officers posted a message that other services, like the Indian Revenue Service and Indian Police Service, had successfully lobbied “to bring in pay parity, and do away with the edge enjoyed by the IAS which has been successively upheld by every pay commission till date”.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

20% Festival Bonus to Tamilnadu employees

Tamil Nadu government today announced a 20 per cent festival bonus for its 3.76 lakh employees. Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced bonus and ex-gratia to employees of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation LTD, state Transport undertakings, Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation, cooperative unions, Poompuhar Shipping Corporation and many others.
The government allotted Rs 242.41 crore for bonus and ex-gratia to 3,76,464 of its employees.
“The government’s said measure will help the public sector employees celebrate Deepavali in a grand manner,” Jayalalithaa said in a statement.
Source : PTI

Friday, October 30, 2015

BANK EMPLOYEES TO GET 34 SLABS INCREASE IN DA FOR NEXT QUARTER (Nov'15 to Jan'16)

Update : IBA issued Circular for D.A. increase. Click here
With the two point increase of All India Consumer Price Index Numbers (AICPIN) for the month of SEPTEMBER ’15, which stood at 266 points , Bank employees will get hefty increase of 34 slabs of D.A. for Nov'15 to Jan'16 quarter.
July’15       263 (6003.21)
August       264 (6026.04)
September 266 (6071.69)
Accordingly  Bank workmen/Officers  will have  34 slabs increase   in DA payable for next quarter Nov to Jan’16 at 39.80%.(3.40%increase from Existing 36.40%)
This is for information only and we have to wait for IBA circular which is expected very soon.
Calculation by Mr. Mohan P.

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers - CPI(IW) : September'15

The All India Index for Industrial Workers [CPI(IW)] for September 2015 increased by two points and stood at 266.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Rajasthan announces bonus to 6 lakh state employees, Order issued

Jaipur, Oct 29 (PTI) Rajasthan government today announced a cash bonus to its six lakh employees on the occasion of Deepawali next month, an official spokesperson said.

Barring the gazetted officer, the bonus would be paid to all six lakh employees whose pay grade is at Rs 4800 or less than this, and it would be assessed on 30 days of incentive (bonus), the spokesperson said. Click here for Order

The maximum limit of bonus would be not more than Rs 3500.

This bonus would be paid to employees of panchayat samiti, zila parishad and workcharge employees.

This decision would put an extra financial burden of Rs 203.22 crore on the state exchequer, the spokesperson added.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Paramilitary forces to get "organised services" status

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With the 'One Rank, One Pension' (OROP) scheme for military veterans set to be notified soon, officials of central paramilitary forces, too, may be in for good news soon as the government is likely to take a final decision on granting of "organised services" status to them.

Through grant of such status, as ordered by Delhi High Court in September this year, the officials of forces like Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) will get faster promotions, hike in emoluments and other service-related benefits from a period dating back to 2006.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Festival advance for Maharashtra govt employees hiked to Rs 10,000

Maharashtra government has decided to increase the festival advance of non-gazetted employees to Rs 10,000.
The advance, which was earlier Rs 5,000, will cover nine major festivals - Diwali, Ramzan Id, Christmas, Parsi New Year, Rosh Hoshnaa (Jewish new year), Buddha Jayanti, Independence Day, Republic Day and Sanvatsari (last day of Jain's 'Paryushan).

Income Tax launches e-Sahyog - a digital initiative

The “e-Sahyog” project launched on a pilot basis, is aimed at reducing compliance cost, especially for small taxpayers. The objective of “e-Sahyog” is to provide an online mechanism to resolve mismatches in Income-tax returns to taxpayers whose returns have not been selected for scrutiny, without visiting the Income Tax Office. Under this initiative the Department will provide an end to end e-service using SMS, e-mails to inform the taxpayers of the mismatch. The taxpayer will simply need to visit the e-filing portal and log in with their user-ID and password to view mismatch related information and submit online response on the issue. The responses submitted online by the taxpayers will be processed and if the response and other information are found satisfactory as per automated closure rules, the issue will be closed. The taxpayer can check the updated status by logging in to the e-filing portal.
View the Press Release

Punjab offers extension for retiring employees

Chandigarh, October 26, 2015 : The Punjab Cabinet today, decided that the government employee seeking extension in service would be entitled to pay equivalent to his last drawn salary only. Such employees would not be eligible for any promotion and annual increment during the extended service period.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Govt doubles monthly bonus calculation ceiling to Rs 7,000

The Cabinet Wednesday decided to double the wage ceiling for calculatingbonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers and establishments with 20 or more workers.
"The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to enhance the monthly bonus calculation ceiling to Rs 7,000 per month from existing Rs 3,500 was approved by Union Cabinet here," a source said after the Cabinet meeting.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bonus : Ordinance likely to hike eligibility and calculation ceiling soon.

Workforce of the country has another reason to cheer in this festive season as the Narendra Modi-led government is set to promulgate an ordinance to amend Payments of Bonus Act 1965 to make more employees eligible for annual bonus.

According to the proposal, those earning up to Rs 21,000 (basic + DA) a month will now be eligible bonus. This would be a steep jump from the current ceiling of Rs 10,000 (basic + DA) per month. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

LIC wage revision : Unions agree on proposal, demands betterment

Union leaders accepted the proposal made by management on 16th October summarily and demanded certain improvements.
Regarding PLLI, in which proposal was silent, the unions were informed that management had taken up the issue with govt. to calculate the PLLI on the basis of the current wage. The ED(P) further informed that the improvement in calculation will be effective from 2013-14.
Stagnation increment will be considered to avoid anomalies.
Management agreed to increase ceiling for both HRA and CCA.
Improvement of LTC and encashment demanded.
Paternity leave, child care leave to be introduced - positive response from management.
As per the circular issued by the Gen Secy. AIIEA, THE union is very much satisfied with the revision - 
"We have achieved a splendid wage revision in the most difficult economic and political environment."
Click here for the full circular from AIIEA on 17.10.2015

Odisha issued order for D.A. hike from 01.07.2015

Ahead of the Dusshera festival, Odisha government today (17/10) announced a hike in the dearness allowance for its employees by 6 per cent. 

With this increase, the DA is now 119 per cent as compared to 113 per cent earlier. The new DA will benefit about four lakh government employees and pensioners. 

The increased hike, to be implemented from July 1, will be given to the employees in their October salaries, informed sources said. 

The state government is estimated to take an additional burden of Rs 305 crore by increasing the DA rate to 119 per cent, the sources said.

Click here for D.A. order
Click here for D.R. order for pensioners

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Income Tax employees boycott search and survey, shows black flag to authorities

Stepping up their agitation, two large employee associations of the Income Tax department have announced non-cooperation and boycott of search and survey operations undertaken by the department to check tax evasion across the country.

The agitating groups comprising members of the Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) and Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association (ITGOA) today also 'gheraoed' and waved black flags at CBDT Member S K Ray who visited the main department office building at Civic Centre here for a meeting.

Friday, October 16, 2015

LIC proposed 11% wage hike

The Life Insurance Corporation, LIC, has proposed a 11% wage hike for its over one lakh staffers across different categories in the current round of wage negotiations, reports The Financial Express.   However, the multiple unions representing various categories of staffers have not yet accepted the proposal out of the negotiations going on for the last two days.

Central employees to get 30days' adhoc bonus - order issued

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Ahead of the festival season, the Government today announced an ad-hoc bonus of up to Rs 3,454 to Group C central government employees and personnel of the armed and para military forces.
The government has sanctioned grant of non-productivity linked bonus (ad-hoc bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2014-15 to the central government employees (Group C), the Finance Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.7/24/2007/E III (A) of today said.
The limit for bonus is Rs 3,454, it added. The bonus will also be given to all non-gazetted employees in Group B, who are not covered by any productivity- linked bonus scheme.
“The payment will also be admissible to the central Police and para-military personnel and personnel of armed forces,” it added.
Employees of the Union Territory Administration, which follows the central government pattern of emoluments and not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme would also be eligible for this ad-hoc bonus.

Tamilnadu hiked 6% Dearness Allowance from Jan'15, Order issued

Tamil Nadu government today announced a six per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners, a move that will cost the state exchequer an additional sum of over Rs 1,500 crore annually.
With this hike Tamilnadu employees will get D.A. @119%, at par with Central govt. employees.
The hike will be calculated with effect from July 1, 2015 and disbursed in cash,  the increase will result in an additional sum of Rs 1501.24 crore annually on the state exchequer.
Click here for the Govt. order

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