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) .
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