Wednesday, August 31, 2011

J & K : Govt. likely to release arrears in installments, hike in retirement age.

The state government is likely to agree with some demands of its employees after Eid-ul-Fitr, sources said here on Tuesday. They said the government would announce release of sixth pay commission arrears to employees in installments.
“Besides the demand of enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 years would also be agreed upon. However, only those employees who retire after March 2013 will be entitled for the enhancement,” sources said.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

AICPIN for the month of July 2011 released

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of July, 2011 increased by 4 points and stood at 193 (one hundred & ninety three).

West Bengal extends offer for enrolement to health service upto 31.03.2012

Enrollment under WBHS, 2008 by the existing and retired employees and new entrants in Govt. Service
:...The Governor is pleased to order that the existing and retired employees who have not yet enrolled their names under WBHS, 2008, may be allowed to enroll their... "
View the Notification
List of empanelled  Pvt. Hospitals
Enrolement Form for employees
Enrplement Form for Pensioners
The last date for enrolement for existing and retired Govt. employees is 31.03.2012.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Majithia report : "Wage board recommendations have to be accepted: Centre"

Next hearing on 12th September.

The Centre has asserted in the Supreme Court that the Justice Majithia Wage Board recommendations on salary hike and other issues for journalists and non-journalists were made on the basis of tripartite talks and are being examined by the government for implementation.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Coal India wage talk : Labour unions asks for 100% rise, actually likely to 20% hike.

Share prices of Coal India fell by over 3 percent on reports that its labour unions have asked for a 100 percent hike in wages. Salaries and wages account for nearly a fourth of the company’s expenditure. The shares recovered towards close, but the concerns remain.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Kerala declares Onam bonus, festival allowances. Order issued.

Click here for Bonus Order
Click here for Onam Advance Order 
Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday decided to increase the festival allowance of employees from Rs. 1500 last year to Rs. 1750 this year.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the media after the Cabinet meeting that employees who were not eligible for bonus on account of their salaries exceeding the bonus limit would be eligible for the festival allowance. The bonus rates would remain the same as last year. The Onam advance for employees would go up from Rs. 7500 to Rs. 8500.

West Bengal issued orders for payment of 3rd installment of ROPA arrears and Bonus.

" state that 50% of the third installment of arrear already calculated ......will be paid to the state Govt. employees with immediate effect and the remaining 50% of the third installment of arrear will be decided later......"

Click here to view the O.M.
Grant or Ad-hoc Bonus to the State Government Employees, Employees of public Undertakings and some other categoriesof Employees for the year 2010-2011
Click here for the Adhoc Bonus Order

Air India rethink on free tickets to employees

 The government has formed a committee to look into Air India’s policy of giving tickets free or at a concession to certain categories of employees.
“In Air India, concessions are given even to distant family members of employees. We have to revisit several such issues. A committee has been appointed to look into the issue,” said V. Narayanasamy, minister of state in the PMO. The government will take appropriate steps after the committee submits its report.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Promotion of SC/ST/OBC candidate - Own merit or relaxed standard : Update

CBDT, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India has recently (24/08/11) issued circular to all cadre controlling authorities regarding promotion of reserved category employees qualified in their own merit.
In this circular all cadre controlling authorities under it's control has been directed to strictly adhere to the DOPT OM No. 36012/45/2005-Estt.(Res) dated 10.08.2010.
View the CBDT Circular dated 24.08.2011 [F No. A-41015/94/2010-AD/VII Dtd. 24.08.2011

View DOPT OM No. 36012/45/2005-Estt.(Res) dated 10.08.2010.

View detailed instruction regarding reservation No.36011/6/2010-Estt.(Res) Dtd. 25.06.2010

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Air Iindia unions to press for pay on time, restart of flights

When Air India’s new chairman, Rohit Nandan, takes his first meeting tomorrow with the unions, he is set to face demands about the timely payment of wages, besides restoration of cancelled routes and better route planning to improve the government carrier’s load factors.
All the same, the employees have sensed positivity after getting a boss a fortnight ago, leading them to tone down their earlier confrontationist mood. “We understand that the new chairman does not have a magic wand,” says an Air India employee. “For the last few months, the airline employees have not been receiving salaries on time. This has affected the morale. But this month we received it twice. First on August 1 and again last Saturday (August 20), we received another tranche.”

Monday, August 22, 2011

Govt ready to implement journalists wageboard after SC nod - Minister assured again

The Centre is ready to implement the recommendations of the wage boards for journalists and non-journalists once the matter is cleared by the Supreme Court, Union Labour Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge on Sunday said.
"That is pending before the Supreme Court. As soon as Supreme Court gives its verdict, we will definitely implement. We are definitely in favour of you (media)," he said.
Kharge was speaking on the sidelines of a function where he laid the foundation for an ESIC Dispensary-cum-Diagnostic Centre at Jeedimetla, Hyderabad.
Source : India Express

Kerala considers raising retirement age, constitutes committee.

Kerala Govt. have constituted a Cabinet Sub committee to discuss with the Service Organizations and others on raising of retirement age and on the implementation of Right to Service Act.
View the Govt. Notification (In Malayali)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

EPF pensioners to get hike soon

Minimum monthly pension for members of EPF could soon increase to Rs 1,000

The embattled UPA government is set to give a bonanza to 60 million workers in the organised sector. The minimum monthly pension for members of the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) could soon increase to Rs 1,000.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Kerala to disburse salary and pension early on account of Ramzan and Onam festival

Kerala Govt. have ordered early disbursement of salary and pension on account of Ramzan and Onam
Salary will be disbursed from treasury on 25, 26 and 27th of August and Pension on 23rd and 24th of August.
View details in the order below.
Click here for the Govt. Order

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

West Bengal announces higher festival bonus, part of pay commission arrears also to be released.

The West Bengal government today announced festival sops and benefits for its employees and pensioners with a total financial implication of Rs 800 crore. 
No D.A is being released in near future.

BSNL arranges loan for staff under agreement with SBI

BSNL signs MOU with State Bank of India for Housing and Car loans for it's employees.
Interest Rate will be more attractive for employees having salary account with SBI.
Processing fee for car loans has been waived.

West Bengal employees may not get D.A. in the next three months.

Mamata flashes DA freeze signal

A government employees’ union today quoted chief minister Mamata Banerjee as saying they should not expect a revision in dearness allowance for at least the next three months.
If the cash-strapped administration sticks to such a freeze, it will be a rare instance where the new government is taking a break from its populist streak and asking the employees to share the pain of the financial crisis.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Team Hazare asks govt staff to take mass leave, Chidambaram hopes no response.

Team Hazare today asked government employees across the country to go on mass leave tomorrow to show solidarity with Anna Hazare but Union Home Minister P Chidambaram hoped they would not respond, describing the call as "completely wrong."

Govt tries to vacate the stay of Supreme Court to implement wage board recommendations.

To a question, Mr. Kharge said the Labour and Employment Ministry had requested the Law Ministry to hasten the process to vacate the stay given by the Supreme Court on the notification of the recommendations by the Majithia Wage Board for journalists and non-journalists.
“I have spoken to Law Minister Salman Khursheed to intervene in the matter and ask either the Solicitor-General or the Attorney-General to take it up.”

Jharkhand increased salary of Group D employees

The Jharkhand government today(15/08) announced to increase the salary of 45,000 odd fourth grade employees of the state.

Himachal Pradesh to release 10% of arrear as Independence Day bonanza

Dhumal announces host of schemes on Independence Day

Shimla, Aug 15 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today announced enhancement of monthly honorarium for freedom fighters and release of arrears for state government employees on the occasion of Independence Day.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

After Air India, Kingfisher delays salary payment

After government-owned Air India, Kingfisher Airlines has delayed salaries of its employees. The UB Group-controlled airline has not paid salary for July.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

No pay and D.A. hike for West Bengal announced by F.M.

No D.A./Pay hike annoncement
We are being flooded with queries relating to pay / D.A hike announcement in West Bengal vote on account presented by Dr Amit Mitra, the state finance minister.
Despite a strong rumor of "12% hike in salary", there is no such announcement.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

BMC (Mumbai Municipal) employees to get pay commission benefit, withdraw strike.

Civic unions called off their token strike after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Commission(BMC) administration accepted their demand to implement the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations. This decision will benefit 1,24,000 employees and 30,000 contract labourers.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

No hike in retirement age, Govt. clarifies.

New Delhi, Aug 9 (PTI) The government today said there is no proposal to raise the retirement age of its employees from 60 years at present.
"At present there is no proposal to increase the age of retirement of Government servants,"Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

Surprise "Rain Holiday" for W.B. schools on 9th August

Mamata Banerjee declared a surprise “rain holiday” in schools on Tuesday after watching her “little friends” getting drenched singing and dancing at Monday’s Tagore anniversary function, drawing cheers from the children and confused looks from the school authorities.
It wasn’t until late in the afternoon that confirmation came about the extra holiday being exclusively for students of the 59,000 primary and 15,000-odd secondary and higher secondary institutions affiliated to the state boards.

West Bengal employees demand D.A. and hike in bonus

TMC unions raise pitch for DA hike

With the Centre committing a bailout package for West Bengal, unions of government employees owing allegiance to the ruling Trinamool Congress have started mounting pressure on the government to revise dearness allowance and hike Durga Puja bonus this year.
The unions will raise their demands during a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the last week of this month, tentatively on August 26.

Gujarat clears allowance hike for state judicial officers

The state government has cleared a hike in the allowances of all judicial service officials in Gujarat in accordance with the Justice (Retd) E Padmanabhan Committee recommendations.
The Cabinet has cleared the hike, which is three to 10 times the existing allowances, with effect from January 1, 2006.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Coal India workers withdraw strike

Workers' union of Coal India on Friday withdrew a proposed three-day strike, called to press early wage revision, after receiving assurance from the management on early settlement of the issue.

Five leading unions at Coal India -- INTUC, BMS, CITU, HMS and AITUC -- had in July threatened to go on a three-day strike from August 8 demanding early revision of wages.

Central Govt. offices to remain open in W.B. on 8th August 2011

Till now (7.30 P.M. of 7.08.2011) no announcement or press release has been provided by the Central Govt regarding any declaration of holiday on 8th August, it can be taken as certain that all Central Govt. offices who are not under the purview of the Negotiable Instruments Act, will remain open as usual in West Bengal on 8th August 2011. 
Kendriya Vidyalays [Central Schools] in West Bengal are also to be kept open tomorrow as there is no announcement of holiday.
Kindly visit the webpage later for any possible update, if available.

Parliamentary panel recommends to increase GPF interest rate.

A Parliamentary panel today(2/8/11) asked the Central government to increase the rate of return on provident fund for its employees in the light of rising bank rates and EPFO's decision to hike its rate to 9.5 per cent for 2010-11.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Staff strike hits banking industry

A majority of banking transactions across India were hit on Friday as some one million staff struck work to protest proposals to divest government stake in state-run institutions, apart from demanding a host of welfare schemes.

N.I. Act holiday in West Bengal on 8th August 2011 in memory of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore

"In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881) read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs Notification No. 20/25/56-Pub{IL dated the 8th. June, 1957, the Governor is pleased to declare 22nd Shrabana of Bengali Year 1418, (Monday, the 8th August, 2011) a Public Holiday in memory of  Kabiguru    Rabindranath Tagore"
View the Notification
All establishments including Bank, LIC to remain closed on 8th August 2011.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Implementation of One Rank One Pension

Following is the information given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM PAllam Raju in written reply to Shri K.E. Ismail in Rajya Sabha today. 
"Improvement in pension is an ongoing process. Though the demand for One Rank One Pension (OROP) has been considered by various Committees in the past but it has not been found feasible to accept it. However, keeping in mind the spirit of the demand a Committee was set up under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary to look into the issue of OROP and other related matters, which submitted its report on 30.6.2009. The Committee made seven recommendations to substantially improve pensionary benefits of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) and Commissioned Officers, which have been accepted by the Government.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Majithia Wage Board to be implemented after SC direction: Govt

Government said it will implement the recommendations of the Majithia Wage Boards for journalists and non-journalists as soon as it gets a direction from the Supreme Court.
"Government is not going back. We are not shirking our responsibility. We will take all measures to implement recommendations of Wage Boards for Working Journalists and Non-Journalist in Newspaper and News Agency Employees", Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge told Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

IBA confirmed Bankers' D.A. increase of 8 slabs.

Indian Banks Association has published the D. A. increase in their site. It is exactly as per our calculation.

Payable for the Year   Payable for the months   Average CPI     No. of slabs    % of pay
2011 August September Oct         4276   360        54

Click here to view the D.A, in IBA site

Click here to view the scalewise increase

Air India staff salary in 3-4 days, P.M. assures

Air India employees will get their salaries for June and July and part of their performance-linked incentives (PLI) in three to four days.
During a meeting with Trinamul Congress and CPI leaders today, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured them of the payments.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

West Bengal looking for centre's assistance to release Dearness Allowance before 'Durga Puja'

Stuck in a financial crisis, the new government is not in a position to fulfil its non-plan commitments. "Development plans can be made only after the PM gives us specific assurance about the fund release," a senior Cabinet minister said, adding the government can't even foot the dearness allowance bills that state employees will be expecting ahead of the Pujas. With a low revenue flow till September, the government can't plan a full-fledged budget and is mulling the vote-on-account route yet again.
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