Friday, December 30, 2016

New year bonanza for West Bengal employees : D.A. declared

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced a 10 per cent Dearness Allowances for the state government employees with effect from January 1,2017. Announcing this DA for the government employees at the state secretariat, Ms Banerjee said the enhanced benefit would be effecting from first of day of the next year - 2017.
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Probable Bank D.A. for next quarter(Feb'17 Mar,April'17)

BANK STAFF DA FOR NEXT QUARTER -Feb'17 Mar,April'17- LIKELY TO  BE REDUCED -( 5 slabs or below.)

As per  the release of All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (AICPIN-IW)Base 2001=100 for the month of November '16 by
Labour Bureau,Ministry of Labour and Employment today,the Index Number for the month of November stood at 277 points as against 278 of Oct'16 with one point reduction.

Thus confirmed Index Numbers for past two months are as follows:

                                    Base 2001=100                        Base 1960=100

Oct'16                                    278                                     6345.60
Nov                                        277                                     6322.77

As such there is every likely hood of reduction in BANK STAFF DA for the next quarter - Feb'17 to April'17,if the current level of Index is continued at the same level for the month of Dec'16.too.
This is based on current inflationary trend as well as on assumption that there may not have much possibility of increase in Index numbers  for Dec'16 to keep the DA level at least to current level.,
Please note that actual figure may vary and can be arrived on release of Index number for the month of Dec'16 by next month end.
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AICPIN for the month of November 2016

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — November, 2016
The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2016 decreased by 1 point and stood at 277 (two hundred and seventy seven).

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

MP govt hikes DA by 7 pc for its employees, pensioners

Bhopal, Dec 27 (PTI) The Madhya Pradesh government today announced a 7 per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees, pensioners and those working with the local bodies and panchayats.

"State cabinet has given the nod to the proposal hiking the DA by 7 per cent to its employees, taking it up to 132 per cent," state Public Relations Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters after the cabinet meeting here this morning.

The proposed DA would be meant for government employees, pensioners, panchayats, local bodies, rural development department employees and teaching staff employed with the local bodies.

It would come into effect from July, 2016 and the payments would begin with the salaries of December, 2016, he added.

Mishra informed that the state government has also given its nod for the appointment of 497 candidates for the posts of forest guard, who passed the Forest Guard Exam held in year 2008.

"These appointments are to be made against the vacant posts," he added.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Chhattisgarh to pay 7th pay panel salary soon

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday announced that the State Government will soon start paying seventh pay commission salary scale to the officials and employees.
The formalities for introducing the seventh pay commission salary scale will be completed at the earliest, he said while meeting a delegation of Chhattisgarh Officers and Employees Federation at his official residence at Raipur.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Two-day special leave to SBI employees

State Bank of India will grant special leave of two days to its employees as reward for having taken additional stress since November 8 when demonetisation was announced.
Employees would be able to avail this leave any time until March 2018, said SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

7% DA hike for Odisha government employees, pensioners

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced a Dearness Allowance (DA) hike of seven per cent for state government employees and pensioners.
It will be implemented with retrospective effect from July this year, said a release from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).
The state government increased the DA to 132 per cent from the present 125 per cent.
A total of seven lakh people, including four lakh government employees and three lakh pensioners, would benefit from the decision, according to the release.
The increased DA for the July 1 to November 30 period will be remitted in the bank accounts of employees, while the hike from the current month will be paid together with their salaries, said sources.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Central employees marched towards parliament, called strike

Central employees marched parliament yesterday to protest against Govt. regarding different issues about 7th pay commission implementations.
So far Govt. did not form any committee or offer any assurance to revise minimum pay and fitment factor.
Decision on allowances looks remote at least as on date. Associations role is being suspected by most of the employees as they called of the indefinite strike without any positive assurance from the Govt.
Now they have again called for one day strike on 15th February 2016 but will the employees be motivated this time ? They have seen number of betrayals in the past. Let us wait and watch.

Tamil Nadu announces 7% D.A, Download Order

Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Thursday announced seven per cent hike in dearness allowance for 18 lakh  employees, pensioners and family pensioners of the State government,  with retrospective effect from July 1, 2016. The measure would cost an additional expenditure of Rs 1,833.33 crore to the State exchequer. The DA hike follows the Central government’s decision to hike DA for its employees by seven per cent.
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The DA arrears for the period from July 1 to November 30 would be credited to the bank accounts of employees and others. From this month onwards, the DA hike would be given along with the monthly salary, the Chief Minister said in a statement here.
 While government employees would get a minimum hike of Rs 427 to a maximum hike of Rs 5,390, the pensioners and family pensioners would get a minimum hike of Rs 214 and a maximum hike of Rs 2,695.  
The DA hike will apply to government staff, including the teaching and non-teaching staff working in aided educational institutions, employees under local bodies and employees governed by the University Grants Commission /All India Council for Technical Education scales of pay.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Uttarakhand approved pay benefit for employees

The Uttarakhand government has approved the Seventh Pay Commission benefits for its employees.
The state Cabinet on Tuesday approved the pay commission recommendations for the state government employees. It also approved a two Cabinet ministers’ subcommittee headed by Chief Minister Harish Rawat that would finalise the modalities for the implementation of the commission’s recommendations. Finance minister Indira Hridayesh and Navprabhat would the members of the subcommittee.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

U.P. cabinet clears pay hike

UP cabinet approves implementation of 7th pay commission recommendations for state government employees:CM Akhilesh Yadav.-----PTI
As per new salary structure, entry salary that is of the lowest rung will be around Rs 18,000 and pay for highest office of Chief second will be around Rs 2.25 lakh.
Addressing the media on Tuesday over the big decision taken few months before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Akhilesh Yadav said that the pay hike will be implemented from January 17.
The recommendations will be applicable retrospectively from January 1, 2016.

U.P. cabinet likely to approve new pay today

The state cabinet is likely to give a go ahead to the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission during its meeting on Tuesday to be chaired by chief ministerAkhilesh Yadav. Following the cabinet approval, the government is also expected to table another supplementary budget in the assembly session starting December 21, for budgetary sanctions to fund the revised scales of employees and pensioners.

The decision is expected to be given cabinet clearance following recommendations by a committee.

More than 16 lakh government employees and 6 lakh pensioners will stand to benefit directly through the implementation.

With assembly polls in UP expected to be announced shortly, the SP government is now expected to make a budgetary allocation for its implementation, which is expected to be to the tune of Rs 24,000 crore.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Higher allowances for central employees likely to be delayed further

 Central government employees may get higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from February, 2017. The government is planning to pay higher allowance under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from February to minimise the expenditures. The extension of two months for the 7th pay commission recommendation might receive higher notification thus pushing it forward to the next fiscal year rather than initiating from this year, said a Fab News report. The recommendation for a hike in salaries will be considered from February 2017 and only be applied from the next fiscal year i.e. April 2017, it said further.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Bonanza for Arunachal Pradesh employees

The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu decided to give New Year Gift to more than 70499 regular state government employees and 25919 pensioners by implementing the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. The cabinet at its meeting here today decided to implement the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendation from January 1 this year and would add financial liability of Rs 423.27 crore for 2016- 17 to the state exchequer, government spokesman Passang Dorjee Sona told media persons.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad

All Central Govt. offices in Delhi will be closed on 12th December 2016 instead of 13th December as scheduled earlier as the festival will be celebrated there on 12th itself.
For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.
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West Bengal to observe the festival on 12th December 2016 and accordingly all State and Central Govt. offices located in the state will remain closed on 12th December instead of 13th.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bank unions threaten to agitate, plan strike against work pressure

Bank unions are planning agitation, including strike, to highlight the heavy work pressure faced by employees in the wake of demonetisation and lack of improvement in supply of currency notes. 

While the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) say there has been some improvement in supply for currency notes in the system, the ground reality is different, say the unions. 

C H Venkatachalam, general secretary of All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA), told Business Standard that if the problems for bank employees continue, the unions would be compelled to strike. 
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