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
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