Thursday, December 22, 2011

Update about Fixing Minimum Pension by EPFO

The recommendations of the Pension Implementations of the Committee (PIC) of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation to increase the minimum pension amount to Rs. 1,000/- per month for its subscribers is to be placed before the Central Board of Trustees, Employees Provident Fund {CBT(EPF)} in its ensuing meeting for its consideration.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Increment between Feb and June : may be settled soon

It is learnt from sources that Govt. may decide to clear the increment issue between June and February as an one time measure in the meeting of the Anomaly Committee scheduled on 5th January 2012. This has been a long standing demand of the employees who lost one increment as a result of implementation of uniform increment date of 1st July after the sixth C.P.C.

Friday, December 16, 2011

West Bengal issued 10% D.A. order, also increased wages for daily rated workers.

The Govt. has issued 10% D.A. order with effect from 1st January 2012. The hike is applicable for the state Govt. employees only, as mentioned in the order.
It has also increased the daily wage by Rs 21 for daily rated workers with effect from January 2012.
View the Order

West Bengal ensured 1st Day salary for Non Govt aided colleges.

Pay and Accounts offices and treasuries have been instructed to issue cheques within 28th of the month to ensure first day payment. This is applicable for both teachers and non teaching staff.
View the order dated 15.12.2011 in this regard.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Last date for LTC to Jammu and Kashmir and North East by Air

The last date to travel J & K by Air on LTC (Including Private Airlines) is 17.06.2012 and travel to north east region by Air is 30.04.2012.
 There is no confirmation to further extension of the relaxation to travel by air to Jammu&Kashmir and NER to Central Government serving employees. 
To view detailed orders in this regard Click HERE (

Friday, December 9, 2011

W.B. Govt. employees housing loan may be offered by UBI at fixed rate of interest

Housing Loan Schemefor the Employees of the Government of West Bengal iJi association with
the United Bank of India Under tie-up arrangement
Rate of interest with immediate effect :
Upto 5 Years - 11%
5 to 15 Years - 11.25%
15 to 20 Years - 11.50%
View the O.M. dated 30.11.2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

BSNL to observe nationwide strike on 15th December

BSNL employees are going observe one days' strike on 15th December 2011.
View the poster to know the demands

National anomaly committee meeting on January 2012

The 4th meeting of the National Anomaly Committee to discuss the anomalies arising out the implementation of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission is scheduled to be held on Thursday, the 5th January, 2012 at 3.00 P.M. in Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi, Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training will chair the meeting. The Agenda points for the meeting will be published shortly.
Source : Cgstaffnews

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Confusion about WB announcement of 10% D.A

The West Bengal government on Wednesday announced the payment of a fresh instalment of 10 per cent of dearness allowance (DA) arrears for its employees. DA payouts, which will begin in January 2012, are likely to cause the cash-strapped State exchequer to fork out an additional Rs 250 crore every month.


While a payout of the DA arrears was announced today, confusion remained over the employee categories who will be benefited.

West Bengal declares 10% D.A. with effect from January 2012

The Chief Minister of West Bengal declared 10% DA for West Bengal Govt. employees from January 2012. At present West Bengal Govt employees are lagging 23% from Central Govt. employees. With this D.A. they will be lagging 13% from the Central counterparts. No statement regarding arrear pay announced however. This increase in DA involves an additional expenditure of 250 crores each month or 3000 crores in a year, she said further.
Describing it as a "New Year gift" to the state government employees, she regretted that they were now lagging behind their counterparts in the central government by 23 percent as far as DA was concerned."Our financial position, thanks to the previous (Left Front) government, is precarious. It has left us burdened with a debt of Rs.2.03 lakh crore. But we will pay all the arrear DAs slowly," said the Chief Minister.
In August this year, the new Trinamool Congress-Congress government of Banerjee had announced a three-month freeze on DA payment, citing financial constraints. 

Odisha introduces paternity leave, doubles maternity leave.

Dads-to-be in Odisha will now get paternity leave for 15 days and new mothers a six-month maternity break.
The Naveen Patnaik government has introduced paternity leave and doubled the maternity break to six months. The new rules come into force with retrospective effect from December 1.

Cash-strapped Air India thinks of VRS scheme

With only 17 per cent market share, state-run carrier plans golden handshake for employees

According to a source, the airline management is “giving finishing touches” to the proposed VRS scheme to make it attractive for employees who wish to opt for it.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Punjab notifies special increment to the police personnel, enhanced pay scales for Junior Engineers, certain categories of employees of revenue department

The Punjab government on Monday notified the grant of special increment to the police personnel. Similarly new enhanced pay scales for Junior Engineers, certain categories of employees of revenue department and  of gram sewak/gram sewika have also been notified.

EFPO likely to fix minimum pension at Rs 1000, decision on 23rd.

The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) is mulling over fixing the minimum pension for its subscribers at Rs 1,000 a month. The issue would be discussed by its trustees at their next meeting on December 23.

Bank officers seek parity with SBI for pay and benefits

All India Bank Officers Association recently wrote a letter to Ministry of Finance with the following demands :
1. Extension of special package of 6.5% of Revised Basic pay to officers of State Bank of India with effect from 01.11.2007.
2. SBI offers to its new recruits 4 more increments than what nationalized Banks offer. This anomaly to be rctified.
3. SBI has scheme under which its officers are given automatic upgradation of scales, based on seniority, upto Scale III.  This to be extended to other banks also.
4. Further, SBI provides three retiral benefits to its employees.  Pension, Provident Fund and Gratuity.  But in Nationalised Banks, officers get only two retiral benefits viz., Pension and Gratuity.  This disparity leads to discrimination even after one’s retirement from service.
5. 5day's week to be introduced in Banking sector.
View the Full Text of the letter

BSNL submited VRS proposal to ministry

State-run BSNL has submitted the details of the proposed voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to the Telecom Ministry for employees who have completed the age of 45 years and have served on a regular basis for 15 years, Parliament was informed on 30.11.11.  

Bank reforms : Govt. wants new HR policy.

The finance ministry wants India’s public sector banks to put in place a new human resource (HR) plan by the end of December, and submit the plan to the government, the majority owner of such banks, for “record and review”. The ministry has accepted as many as 56 recommendations of a committee that was set up in October 2009 to study HR issues at these banks, headed by former Bank of Baroda chief A.K. Khandelwal. It has also constituted an advisory group to guide each bank to formulate HR policies. The tenure of this panel is one year and can be extended.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Rate hike demand for GPF

The government's decision to raise moribund interest rates on small savings instruments like the Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Savings Certificates has triggered a clamour for a similar rate hike on the retirement savings of about eight crore government and organised sector workers. 

From December 1, PPF deposits will earn interest at 8.6%, while a 10-year National Savings Certificate will yield 8.7%. The PPF rate had been at 8% since 2003-04, but with inflation hovering around double-digits and bank deposits paying more interest in recent times, small savings inflows had turned negative this year. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Probable procedure of mutual transfer for W.B. teachers

The Govt in the Education Department is busy with drafting the Rules or procedure for MUTUAL TRANSFER for which  teachers are looking forward eagerly. 


TWO mutually agreed Teachers are to apply in a format to SSC.
SSC will recommend the Candidate to the School authorities concerned.
School authorities have to issue APPOINTMENT LETTERS
The other teacher has to join WITHIN 3 DAYS after joining of his/her counterpart ( RELIEVER)

W.B : 3rd Arrear of ROPA for Teaching & Non-Teaching Staffs

"....After careful consideration of the matter, the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to state that 50% of the 3rd installment of arrear due to revision of Pay Allowances will be paid to the approved teaching and non-teaching employees of recognized Government Aided / Sponsored Educational Institutions and Madrasahs as listed in Annexure 1 (Sl. No. 1-15). ...."
View the Order

Thursday, December 1, 2011

CBEC Cadre restructure : An Update

A meeting of the Associations was held on 29th November 2011 with the  JS  of DOP&T(Mr. Rajeev Kapoor). It was informed to the Associations that D.O.P&T would be taking its final decision on cadre restructuring very soon. It was understood  that D.O.P&T has some reservation on the  temporary approval of a section of the promotional posts .
D.O.P&T further informed the delegation that the stagnation of Inspector & Superintendent in Central Excise has already been pointed out and it was intimated that they are trying to find out a tangible solution to do away with this discrimination In CBEC and a meeting with CBEC and D.O.P&T is well expected within the next week. 

AICPIN for October 2011

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of October, 2011 increased by 1 point and stood at 198 (one hundred & ninety eight) .

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tamilnadu increases DA for transport workers

In a move that will benefit over one lakh employees of all eight government transport corporations in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday increased the Dearness Allowance of transport employees from 51 per cent to 58 per cent, with effect from July 1 this year. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Punjab enhances conveyance allowance for police, revises pay scales of Gram Sewaks/Sewikas

The Punjab Government has decided to enhance conveyance allowance to Inspectors, Sub Inspectors, Assistant Sub Inspectors, Head Constables and Constables in Punjab Police.
According to an official spokesperson, now the Inspectors would now be entitled for Rs 600, Sub Inspectors Rs 550, Assistant Sub Inspectors Rs 500 and Head Constables Rs 450 while Constables would be entitled for Rs 400 per month. He said that the orders would come into force with effect from December 1, 2011.

The Punjab Government has revised the pay scales of Gram Sewaks/Gram Sewikas with effect from December 1, 2011.
An official spokesman said that Gram Sewaks and Gram Sewikas would be entitled for a pay band of Rs 10300-34800 with grade pay of Rs 3200. He said that now the gram sewaks/sewikas would get the initial pay of Rs 13500 in place of Rs 7810.

Source : Punjabnewsline.

Punjab to implement original ACP scheme from May 28, 2009

The Punjab Government decided to implement the Assured Career Progression (ACP) scheme of November 3, 2006 with effect from May 28, 2009 instead of December 1, 2011.A decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting presided over by the Chief Secretary  SC Agrawal, with the delegation of Punjab Mulazam Sangarsh Committee led by its convener.  Ranbir Singh Dhillon here at Punjab Bhawan late last evening. The meeting was especially convened at the behest of Punjab Chief Minister  Parkash Singh Badal.

W.B Transport trade unions threaten strike

With consistent delay in the payment of salary to about 24,000 employees of the five state transport corporations, Left and Congress-backed trade unions are now threatening to go on a strike.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Punjab National Bank's salary scheme for Kerala Govt employees

Punjab National Bank has announced a special income assets comment package for Kerala State Government employees.
Under this ‘Total Freedom Salary Account scheme,’ employees can maintain a zero balance account.. There will not be any form of charges underneath a scheme. On a day of income a volume will be credited instantly. There is also a sustenance for allege income in a form of overdraft facility, Mr K.V. Rajesh, Circle Head of a bank, said.

Media workers warn protest against delay in wage boards implementation

New Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) An apex body of workers of the media organisations today warned of nation-wide dharnas against non-implementation of wage recommendations by newspapers and news agencies even after their notification by the government. A decision to this effect was taken at an emergency meeting of Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Employees' Organisations (CNNAEO), representing prominent workers bodies of media organisations across the country.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Karnataka issued Interim Relief order for pensioners of local bodies, educational institutes etc.

"..................Accordingly, Government are pleased to sanction Interim Relief at the rate of 15% of basic pension/family pension with effect from 1st November 2011 to the  State Government pensioners/family pensioners and  pensioners/family pensioners of local bodies and  aided educational institutions and retired non-teaching staff of the Universities. 
3.      This order shall not be applicable to pensioners/family pensioners who were  drawing pay in  the UGC,AICTE, ICAR and  FNJPC  scales of pay and who retired on or after 1st January 2006.  ......"

Download the order                

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Punjab notified special allowance for employees

The Punjab government today notified the enhanced special allowance to certain categories of employees of Punjab Civil Secretariat and of equivalent offices from June 1, 2011. This decision would also be applicable to those categories of employees of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Secretariat, Financial Commissioner's Secretariat, Punjab Raj Bhawan, Legal Remembrance's Office and Punjab Public Service Commission also.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesman of the State government said that special allowance rates would be as under; Superintendent Grade-1 (Rs.1200), Private Secretary (Rs. 1200), Personal Assistant (Rs. 600) , Senior Assistant(Rs. 480), Junior Auditor/Auditor(Rs. 480),    Senior Scale Stenographer(Rs. 480), Junior Assistant(Rs. 480), Junior Scale Stenographer(Rs. 300) , Steno-Typist( Rs. 240) and Clerk ( Rs. 240).   
Source : Punjabnewsline

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Tatkal Scheme introduced for Rail booking

Indian Railways’ new ticket booking rules under the Tatkal Sewa will come into force from today (21st November-2011

Under the new rule, advance reservation period of Tatkal tickets has been reduced from two days to one day (24 hours).

West Bengal to introduce Child Care Leave

Working mothers may soon heave a sigh of relief. The TMC government is planning to introduce a two-year child care leave for women staffers, so that working mothers can devote more time to their children, especially when the children are ill or need assistance during examinations. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Haryana enhanced 12% Dearness Allowance

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (PTI) The Haryana government today increased the Dearness Allowance for its employees by 12 per cent with effect from July one this year. The DA would now be 127 per cent of the basic pay, a Finance Department spokesman said. The enhanced DA for the month of November would be paid in this month's salary, he said. The arrears from July to October 2011 would be paid in the December salary, the spokesman said. It may be mentioned that this D.A. is on unrevised scales.

West Bengal hiked ministers' allowances

The debt trapped WB Govt. has substantially increased the allowance of ministers. In the left regime, Cabinet Ministers were entitled to a consolidated allowance of Rs 7500 per month. In addition they were paid Rs 225 and Rs 300 per day for tour inside state and outside state respectively.
The new allowance is fixed as daily basis - Rs 1000 per day irrespective of any tour or work in office. It is effected from 1st September 2011.  As the assembly is not in motion, the hike has been effected by an ordinance, perhaps to do it silently without much uproar. It is significant that the miserable economic condition of the state treasury did not make any constraint to increase the take home pay of the people's representatives unlike the employees. The deprived employees, lagging 23% behind in D.A with respect to their counterparts in central and neighboring states may console there selves  as at least their bosses are well paid now. 
[With inputs from Anandabazar Patrika]

Friday, November 18, 2011

Karnataka Interim Relief hiked to 15%, Order Issued

The State government employees will now get a 15 per cent hike in their basic salary as interim relief under the Sixth Pay Commission.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kerala : 7% hike in DA/DR;Orders Issued

Government of Kerala have issued orders enhancing the Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief by 7% with effect from 01.07.2011.
Different group of employees in the pre revised scales, teachers under UGC / AICTE / Medical Education Schemes / Employees of state PSUs, autonomous bodies / staff in the 1997 pay scales etc. has been awarded Dearness Allowance as per the order.
The arrear is to be credited in PF and may be withdrawn only after 30.09.2015 or on retirement, whichever is earlier.
Download the Order

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cabinet approves amendments to Pension Regulatory Bill.

The news just came in that Cabinet has approved Pension Regulatory Bill with certain amendments.

UP declares "Restricted Holiday" today[16.11] to honour freedom fighter

Lucknow, Nov 15 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh government has announced holiday tomorrow to observe the martyrdom of freedom fighter Uda Devi, who sacrificed her life fighting against British rule.
It will a restricted holiday, officials said tonight.
Uda Devi sacrificed her life on November 16 after killing dozens of British soldiers from atop of a tree at Sikanderbagh in Lucknow.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Punjab govt notifies bonanza for employees

Chandigarh, Nov 15 (PTI) Increased house rent for employees posted in Patiala and Bathinda cities and special additional increment for group–D staff are some of bonanzas the Punjab government today doled out for its employees. "The Punjab government notified the bonanza for major section of its employees, including special grade pay to certain categories," a spokesman said. Special additional increment for drivers and group–D staff, five per cent additional house rent for employees entitled for rent free accommodation were also notified. Employees working in Patiala and Bathinda cities, which were given special status by the state government, would be entitled for House Rent Allowance at the rate of 20 per cent of the basic pay from December 1, the spokesman said.
Click Here for the "BONANZA"

Maharashtra employees observing strike today

State-run hospitals, primary healthcare centres, and dairies will be the most affected services today
 To express their ire over the state government's failure to implement the benefits of the Sixth Pay Commission, over 20 lakh government employees across the state are going on a day's strike. The strike is bound to cripple state-run hospitals, primary healthcare centers, and dairies. Besides government drivers, gardeners, canteen staff, including those working at Mantralaya will remain off-duty.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Initial salary of newly recruited P.O. and Clerk in Nationalised Bank

We are frequently receiving emails and comments in this blog asking the initial salary of new entrants in the Nationalised Bank. As the PSU Banks are hiring a lot in these days, the people want to know the salary structure of the newly recruited workforce after the 9th bipartite. We are reproducing the same for your convenience.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Air India to pay employees October salary on Monday

Cash-strapped Air India today released an instalment of pending allowances to its employees and said it would pay the last month's salary on Monday. 

"We have today released Productivity-Linked Incentive (PLI) for all eligible employees and will be paying the October salary on Monday to all our staff," a top airline official told PTI.

Wage Boards’ recommendations notified

The Labour and Employment Ministry on Friday notified the recommendations of the Justice G.R. Majithia Wage Boards for the journalists and other employees of the newspapers/news agencies, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on October 25.
View the Gazette Notification

Friday, November 11, 2011

IBA issued circular of D.A. increase for Nov/Dec/Jan

IBA issued circular effecting increase of Dearness Allowance for workmen and officers for Nov/Dec 2011 and January 2012. As informed earlier, the increase is 41 slabs resulting present D.A. @ 60.15% of pay.
Download the Circular from IBA website

Meghalaya hikes Dearness Allowance

To tide over inflation because of the price rise of commodities, the Meghalaya government has effected a six per cent hike in dearness allowance for its employees and pensioners.
According to the recent notification in this regard, the government has increased the dearness allowance of the state government employees, pensioners and family pension holders from the present rate of 43 per cent to 49 per cent.
The dearness allowance will have a retrospective effect from July 1 this year.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

What will be D.A. for January 2012 ?

It may very early to calculate the exact increase as we are only in the half way mark so far as AICPIN data is concerned. The figure for July, August and September 2011 is with us, which is 193,194 & 197 respectively. If the same trend continues, we can calculate the D.A as 7% from 1st of next year. But if the average of the last three months, i.e. Oct to Dec 2011 falls short to the extent of average of 196 , the increase will be 6% in D.A. terms. In other words, the total of AICPIN figure for the coming 3 months should be 589 or more to get the D.A. @ 7%..
We will try to update the viewers as and when new data is available. So let's keep fingers crossed !

Sixth Pay Commission to apply on pre-2006 retirees also: CAT

In a relief to senior citizens, who retired from government service before 2006, the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has directed the Centre to re-fix their pension on the basis of recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission (VI CPC).
The order will provide relief to thousands of such retired government servants whose pension would increase substantially.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

SBI strike deferred, no new date announced

State Bank of India (SBI) officers Union on Saturday deferred the two-day nation-wide strike, which was to have begun from November 8, after a conciliatory meeting with the management of the bank.
 The call given by the All-India State Bank Officers Federation (AISBOF) for a two-day countrywide strike on November 8 and 9 has been deferred, union sources said.
  A decision to this effect was taken late this evening, the sources said."The strike has been deferred as understanding on certain issues has been reached with the management," AISBOF General Secretary G D Nadaf told PTI. 

Keeping in mind the convenience of customers and reputation of the bank, the union decided to defer the two-day countrywide strike, he said, adding that dialogue with the management is still ongoing with respect to the remaining issues. 

Nadaf claimed that the management has agreed to their demand for adequate compensation to officers working on holidays. The management has also given assurances on issues related to transfers and promotion of staff to officer cadre, he said. 

 The country's largest lender with a customer base of over 13.60 crore has about 13,560 branches spread across the country.
PTI and Economic Times

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Strike will damage customer confidence: SBI Chairman

State Bank of India today termed the strike called by its officers for November 8 and 9 as unfortunate and said that it would damage the customers' interest and confidence. 

Bank association against Khandelwal recommendation of variable pay.

All India bank Officers Confederation strongly opposed Khandelwal recommendation of variable pay.
On behalf of the organisation, Mr Nadaf, Gen. Secy. has sent a communication to IBA opposing the issue on 2.11.2011. We represent the communication of Mr Nadaf to IBA hereunder :-

Friday, November 4, 2011

Majethia wage notification soon, Ministry of Law approved notification file.

The Law and Justice Ministry late on Thursday night cleared the notification for the implementation of the recommendations of the Wage Boards for the journalists and other employees of the newspapers/news agencies and sent it to the Labour and Employment ministry for gazetting it.

Karnataka likely to increase Interim Relief to 15%, Associations demand effect from 1st April

The State Government Employees’ Association president L Byrappa on Thursday claimed that Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda had assured to consider their demand to increase the interim relief announced under the Sixth Pay Commission from 12.5 per cent to 15 per cent.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

All India strike by SBI officers on 8th & 9th Nov. 2011

'Please take notice under Sub-section (i) of Section 22 of the Industrial Disputes Act, that, the members of All India State Bank Officers Federation consisting of Fourteen Circle Affiliates working in Branches and Administrative and other Offices of State Bank of India  all over the country, will observe, two-days country wide strike on 8th and 9th November, 2011. "

Punjab cabinet approves ACP scheme , child care leave and other benefits

The Punjab cabinet today{02/11} introduced the  Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACP) 4-9-14  in the  pre- May 28 , 2009  format w.e.f. November 1, 2011 .  However, the employees who got the consequential  benefits under the modified ACP would not be deprived of the same.  The cabinet also decided to regularize all daily wage  and work charged employees in different departments,  boards and corporations in the state. This is in addition  to an across the board Special Permanent Grade Pay of  Rs. 150  plus allowances including DA, HRA to all its  employees up to Pay Band 3 with Grade Pay of Rs.5400   and would also be included to determine pension. In a landmark decision, the government also decided to  extend all pensionary benefits to all its employees  retiring on or after April 1, 2012  at the completion of 25 years of service, instead of the present 33  years.

LIC to revise pension in four weeks : Rajasthan HC.

Rajasthan High Court today[02/11/11} granted four weeks time to LIC to comply with its earlier order directing the company to implement a November 2001 board decision to revise pension and dearness allowance of its retired employees.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Karnataka employees will get 12.5% Interim Relief

Update on 04.11.2011 : Government is considering to hike the I.R to 15% and date of effect from 01.04.2011
Click Here to read more
Employees of the Karnataka Government had something to cheer about on Kannada Rajyotsava day as Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday announced a 12.5 per cent hike in their basic salary as interim relief under the Sixth Pay Commission.
Coming into effect from November 1, the revision will benefit employees of local bodies, grant-in-aid educational institutions and non-teaching staff of universities and pensioners too, but will cost the State exchequer by an extra Rs 50 crore per month.
Similar interim relief will also be given to pensioners and family pensioners. 

Madhya Pradesh to implement Agrawal Commission's recommendations

Bhopal, Nov 1 (PTI)In a bonanza to the State Government's employees on the occasion of its 56th Foundation Day, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister today announced implementing Agrawal Commission's recommendations aimed at removing pay disparities in their salary structure following implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission report.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Bank D.A. for Nov/Dec/Jan2012 : Increase of 41 slabs [6.15%]

CPI has been announced for three relevant months which is as follows:-
July 20114405.40
     August 20114428.22
               September, 2011  4496.70
Based on the above calculations the new DA will be @ 60.15%, for the months of November, December, 2011 and January, 2012   [The DA for October 2011 is  54.00%].    There will be  increase of  41 slabs.   

AICPIN for the month of September 2011 released

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for The Month of September, 2011
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of September, 2011 increased by 3 points and stood at 197 (one hundred & ninety seven) .

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Karnataka employees want 30% Interim Relief, sets 31st October deadline.

The Karnataka State Government Employees' Association has set October 31 as the deadline for the Government to accept its demand of providing 30 per cent interim wage relief pending submission of the report by the official Pay Committee.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Central Govt. to introduce electronic payment for salary and other transactions.

Government E-Payment System to be Inaugurated; will Bring Transparency; Facilitate Paperless Transaction and Reduce Overall Transaction Cost

AP govt to pay salary advance to T'gana employees

Andhra Pradesh government today issued orders for payment of special salary advance to employees from Telangana region who went on strike for 42 days from September 13 in support of demand for creation of a separate state. "As a special case to avoid hardship to the employees, a special advance to the extent of salary loss suffered on account of employees participation in the strike subject to a maximum of one monthĂ‚’s salary will be granted. This shall be sanctioned on the basis of the eligible salary of August 2011," an order issued by Principal Secretary (Finance) V Bhaskar said. The advance shall be recovered from the employees subsequently, it said. "The advance shall be admissible to government employees, employees of local bodies and aided institutions who went on strike from September 13 or later and who re-joined duty on October 25," Bhaskar said.

Karnataka : Interim relief for state employees put on hold

State government employees, who are looking forward to a Diwali gift in terms of a fatter pay packet, will have to wait for a while.

Additional expenses that the state has to incur in meeting circumstances arising out of drought in some parts and flood-like situation in other parts of the state, and need for more discussions with Karnataka State Government Employees' Association on this issue has delayed a government response.

Screening test forWest Bengal schoolteachers from 2012

The state government has decided to introduce an additional test for those who want teach in Madhyamik and Higher Secondary schools
Applicants to teaching posts in the 17,000 state-aided Madhyamik and Higher Secondary schools will have to first clear the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), which has been proposed by the Union government.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bombay HC's Diwali gift : 40,000 BMC employees to get bonus

 In a good news on Diwali for around 40,000 employees of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) affiliated to Municipal Mazdoor Union (MMU), they will be getting ex-gratia bonus of Rs 7,500.

The Bombay High Court today directed the civic body to pay the amount to these employees by November 1. 

Salient points of Majethia wage recommendations and method of computation

The Central Government has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Labour& Employment to accept the recommendations of the Wage Boards headed by Justice Majithia for revision of wages and allowances of employees in newspaper establishments and news agencies subject to certain corrections. The decision to this effect has been taken in the Cabinet meeting held yesterday.
The revised rates of wages will come into force with effect from 1st July, 2010 and other allowances like transport allowance, house rent allowance, hardship allowance shall be effective from the date of notification of the awards in the Gazette.

West Bengal lagging 23% behind in D.A. terms, still no announcement to release.

West Bengal employees certainly disappointed for no announcement of release of Dearness Allowance in near future. They are getting 23% less D.A in comparison to Central and most of the state Government employees. Even the neighboring states like Bihar, Orissa, Arunachal Pradesh which too have limited resource of their own are paying D.A. at par with the Central Govt. There were high hopes that this Diwali may bring some good news but nothing actually happened. The F.M, Mr Amit Mitra only promised to release the D.A. "slowly".
Here are some excerpts of the press conference of Mr Amit Mitra, W.B. Finance Minister on 25.10.2011.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Restructuring of the Geological Survey of India approved by Cabinet

The Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for restructuring of the Geological Survey of India (GSI). The Cabinet also approved the ‘right sizing’ of the strength of GSI by filling up of posts over a 10 year period to achieve full recommended strength as also, approved constitution of Geophysics, Chemistry and Engineering S&T Streams as Organized Services as as to bring them at par with the geology stream.

Cabinet approves Majethia wage board recommendations.

Union Cabinet gives nod to recommendations of Wage Boards for Journalists and Non-Journalists providing for hike in salaries and allowances. Revised wages to be applicable with effect from July 1,2010; allowances from date of notification.

Majethia Wage board hikes may get cabinet nod today

he Union Cabinet will consider today the recommendations of the Wage Boards which has proposed upto three-time hike in basic pay of journalists and non-journalists in print media.
Sources said the Labour and Employment Ministry has moved the Cabinet note in this regard which will be taken up by the Cabinet meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Journalist wage board : Cabinet to take up wage board issue on Oct. 25: Kharge

The issue of Justice Majithia wage boards for journalists and non-journalists employees will come up before the Cabinet on October 25, Union Labour Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge said on Sunday.

Grant of Child Care Leave to Civilian Female Industrial Employees of Defence Establishments.

Grant of Child Care Leave to Civilian Female Industrial Employees of Defence Establishments.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

IDA Order for Central Public Sector Enterprises including BSNL

Dept. of Public Enterprises, has issued order relating to IDA increase on 21st October including BSNL . The revised rate is 52%.
View the BSNL IDA increase order
View the dept. of Public Enterprises Circular
[For Board level and below Board level posts in CPSEs]
View the Dept of Public Enterprises Circular [CDA pattern]
 [69 CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations]

Punjab Govt releases 7 per cent DA to its staff and pensioners

Click Here to View D.A. Order from July 2012
As expected and informed earlier in this blog nearly a week ago, Punjab Govt. today released D.A. at par with Central Government.
"Giving a Diwali bonanza to its employees and pensioners, the Punjab government today announced to release an installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) of 7 per cent, enhancing it to 58 per cent with effect from July 1, 2011, on the pattern of central government employees. The enhanced DA of 7 per cent would put an additional burden of Rs 445 crore on the state exchequer for the remaining period of current financial year, an official spokesman said here today. He said that the arrears of the DA till October 31, would be deposited in the GPF of the employees and would be paid in cash from November 1."
Source : PTI

Punjab set up cabinet sub committee to examine demands of employees

The Punjab Cabinet approved to constitute a Cabinet Sub Committee to look into the pending demands and issues related to various employees’ organizations. 
A decision to this effect was taken here at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal on 20.10.2011

Pune Municipal Corporation, PMPML and education board staff to get bonus for diwali

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) employees and employees of Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML) would get bonus at the rate of 8.33% and also ex-gratia of Rs5,000 for Diwali. The decision was taken in the meeting of party leaders under the chairmanship of mayor Mohansingh Rajpal.
The decision would apply to 18,000 employees of the PMC, another 8,000 employees of PMPML and 5,000 of the education board of the PMC.
The budgetary provision for the bonus is Rs25 crore, but the decision on Thursday would put a burden of Rs33 crore on the PMC.
Source : DNA

Friday, October 21, 2011

BEST announces Rs 5,000 Diwali bonus for its employees

Mumbai, Oct 20 (PTI) The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) today announced a Diwali bonus of Rs 5,000 for its 41,000 workers.
The decision was taken after the BEST committee meeting here.
"Rs 5,000 bonus and Rs 5,000 as arrears would be given to 41,000 BEST workers," BEST chairman Sunil Shinde told reporters here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Uttar Pradesh issues Bonus order

The U.P. Govt. has issued bonus order for employees.

"As per the decision taken by the Chief Minister, group D and G staff will get bonus equivalent to 30 days of wages with a maximum limit of Rs 3,500,” an official spokesman said.
Along with regular employees and teachers, local bodies staff and casual daily wagers would also get the bonus."

Click here for the order

Bihar sanctions 7 per cent DA increase for employees

Patna, Oct 18 (PTI) In a Diwali and Chhath festival gift, the Bihar government today sanctioned seven per cent raise in the dearness allowance (DA) to its employees and pensioners. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, principal secretary (cabinet coordination and secretariat) Ravikant told reporters here. The hike in the DA to the state government employees and pensioners will be effective from July 1, 2011 and will put a burden of Rs 566 crores on the state exchequer, he said. With the latest increase, the state government employees and pensioners' DA has risen to 58 per cent against earlier 51 per cent, Ravikant said. Among other important decisions, the state government decided to set up the minorities welfare directorate and nursing directorate for effective implementation of welfare schemes and nursing infrastructure in the state, he said. The state government further approved setting up the narcotics bureau at the crime science laboratory at Muzaffarpur, Ravikant said. In all, the state government sanctioned 36 proposals of various departments at the cabinet meeting, he said.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dearness Allowance in Pre revised scale [5th CPC] Central and Autonomus bodies

Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2011 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC.
The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 115%  to 127%  w.e.f. 01.07.2011.
Click to view the Order

Arunachal announces 7% DA for govt employees

Despite a resource crunch, the Arunachal Pradesh government today announced a 7 per cent dearness allowance (DA) Diwali gift for its employees over-and-above the ad hoc bonus announced by the Centre, taking into consideration the rising price index. 
In a statement, Finance and Planning Minister Kalikho Pul said the DA gift would entail a burden of Rs 39.50 crore (Rs 36.92 crore non-plan and Rs 2.58 crore under Plan heads) on the exchequer.
Source : PTI

Coal India workers to get Rs. 20,000 Diwali bonus; strike off

After hectic backroom activity and negotiations, Coal India workers have called off the proposed three-day strike.

The company’s management has assured workers of a Rs. 20,000 bonus and an additional Rs. 1,000 bonus for Diwali. Unions have assured the coal minister that they will not strike work. Power plants can heave a sigh of relief as they can now expect to get coal over the next three days.

UP govt announces bonus for its staff

In a Diwali gift, the Uttar Pradesh government today announced bonus for its over 15 lakh employees.
“As per the decision taken by the Chief Minister, group D and G staff will get bonus equivalent to 30 days of wages with a maximum limit of Rs 3,500,” an official spokesman said.
Along with regular employees and teachers, local bodies staff and casual daily wagers would also get the bonus, he said.
“The decision will create an additional financial burden of Rs 506 crore on the exchequer,” the spokesman said.
Fifty per cent of the bonus amount would be deposited in the provident fund and remaining would be paid in cash, he said.
Source : PTI

Monday, October 17, 2011

Punjab grants DA installment for employees, committee set up to consider demands

Punjab Chief Minister  Parkash Singh Badal today constituted a three member officers' committee comprising his Principal Secretary  D S Guru and Principal Secretary Finance  K B S Sidhu under the chairmanship of chief secretary  SC Aggarwal to meticulously discuss the demands of the employees in consultation with representatives of Punjab Mulazim Sangarash Committee.

The Chief Minister also approved to grant another installment of dearness allowance @ 7 percent with effect from July 1, 2011 to the Government employees thereby enhancing the total DA from 51 to 58 per cent. The grant of DA would entail total expenditure of Rs. 465 crore  for the remaining months of the current financial year.

Coal India staff threaten strike for 72 hours

The government's efforts to improve the grim power situation due to coal shortage may come to a naught, with CIL workers threatening to go on a 72-hour strike demanding a hike in bonus and pay revision.
"Over three lakh workers of CIL along with two lakh contract workers would proceed on a 72-hour strike immediately if the Coal Ministry fails to address their demands, including a hike in bonus and pay revision," All-India Coal Workers Federation general secretary Jibon Roy told PTI.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Majithia Wage Board report sent to PMO as it is.

As the Supreme Court has once again said that the Union Cabinet is free to take up the Justice G.R. Majithia Wage Boards for journalists and non-journalists of newspapers and news agencies notwithstanding a petition challenging the recommendations, the Labour Ministry has sent a detailed report to the Cabinet Secretariat and the Prime Minister's Office with the court's observations and the wage boards' recommendations.
Informed sources replied in the negative when asked on Friday whether any deletions or additions had been made to the Boards' final reports.
Source : The Hindu.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Karnataka issued 7% D.A. order w.e.f 01.07.2011

"Govt. are pleased to sanction increase in the rates of Dearness Allowance payable in the revised Pay scales 2007 from the existing 62.5% to 69.5% of the basic pay to the State Govt. employees with effect from 1st July 2011.................."

Click here for the Notification

Karnataka raised 7% D.A., notification today. Employees demand I.R.

Bangalore, Oct 14 : Karnataka government today announced seven percent hike in dearness allowance for its employees.
The hike will be effective from July one, an official release said.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda with the representatives of the government employees’ association on Friday.
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