Friday, August 31, 2018

Calcutta High Court ruled that DA Is Legal Right Of Govt Employees

Calcutta High Court division bench of justice Debashish Kar and Justice Shekhar Boby Saraf on Friday dismissed SAT’s report which has stated the Dearness Allowance is not the right of the employees rather a relief by government. But the court has criticised and dismissed the facts and figures provided by them.
According to ROPA Act, DA is the right of the employees. State government employees supposed to get the Dearness Allowance.

Also Read : Expecte Pay Scale as per sixth Pay Commission

High Court sent back the case to State Administrative Tribunal to re examine following two issues and decide within two months.
1) Whether state employees are entitled to get D.A. as per central rate and 
2) State Govt. employees posted in Delhi and Chennai are in receipt of D.A at higher rate. This is against the principal of parity. Whether state employees belonging to the same posts, posted in the state will get D.A. as per this higher rate ?

High Court likely to decide on West Bengal D.A. today

Update : Click here for the verdict
Calcutta High Court likely to deliver it's verdict soon on the issue of pending D.A. to state Govt. employees of West Bengal. Earlier State Tribunal dismissed the plea of the employees citing reason that D.A. can not be demanded as a matter of right but depends on the mercy of the Govt. Aggrieved by this decision, employees knocked the door of Calcutta High Court and after long rounds of hearing, the Court is supposed to deliver judgement today.
Based on the observations of the Court, employees are feeling verdict in their favour. According to sources, if the judgement asks the sate to clear pending DAs, the state may explore the possibility of implementing pay commission award which is already overdue.
Stay tuned for further updates.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Central Govt. hiked D.A. by 2% for employees and pensioners

Cabinet approves additional 2 percent Dearness Allowance (DA) for Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1st July, 2018

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihas approved to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.07.2018 representing an increase of 2% over the existing rate of 7% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Deamess Relief would be Rs.6112.20 crore per annum and Rs.4074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (for a period of 08 months from July, 2018 to February, 2019).
This will benefit about 48.41 lakh Central Government employees and 62.03 lakh pensioners.
This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tripura to join NPS

The state Govt. employees of Tripura will be covered under National Pension System. Govt. has taken a decision in this effect and issued notification.
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The state Govt. employees joining on or after 1st July 2018 will be mandatorily under the New Pension System, similar to the Central Govt. employees and different state employees.
10% of Basic pay and D.A will be deducted from employees salary and Govt. will pay matching contribution.
Employees joining on or after 01.07.2018 will have no GPF and will be outside the ambit of Old pension system. With this except West Bengal, all other state employees are now under NPS and it will definitely shed the burden of state exchequer to a great extent.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Bank Bipartite : Outcome of small committee meeting on 18.08.18

As informed earlier, another round of Bipartite Talks (8th round of Small Committee discussions) was held by Indian Banks’ Association with our 5 Workman Unions on 18.08.2018 at Mumbai. 

The meeting took stock of the discussions held so far in the last 7 rounds of talks held between our Unions and the IBA’s Small Committee team and arrived at the following tentative understandings.

• Settlement will be effective from 1-11-2017.
• Settlement will cover 37 Banks ( 20 PSBs, 10 Private Banks and 7 Foreign Banks). Mandate to be received from IDBI Bank, Catholic Syrian Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.

• When an employee is transferred from one station to another, instead of normal HRA, he/she will be paid HRA on Rent Receipt basis. Suitable ceilings will be prescribed.
• Branches located in Special Economic Zone/EPZ, etc. to be paid HRA at par with Project Areas.
• Notice period for availing Privilege Leave (other than for LFC) will stand reduced to 10 days.
• Privilege leave taken on sick grounds when there is no sick leave will not be counted as an occasion of availing PL.
• Beyond 30 years of service, additional sick leave will be granted at 1 month per year subject to a max. of 720 days in entire service. ( it is 630 days now) i.e. 3 months additional sick leave.
• Women employees can avail sick leave for the sickness of their children (upto 8 years of age) on production of medical certificate.
• Extra ordinary Leave on loss of pay can be availed for 120 days at a time    ( it is 90 days now).
• Maternity Leave can be availed in combination/continuation with other kind of leave.
• Medical Bills for Maternity can be given after joining the Bank after availing ML irrespective of period.
• 2 months leave with salary will be granted for Hysterectomy where ML limit is exhausted.
• Paternity Leave can be sanctioned even in case of child adoption.
• Absence from office due to curfew, riots, prohibitory orders, natural calamities, flood, etc. will be treated as special leave on duty.
• LFC: permissible Distance will be revised as 2200 km/4400 km for non-substaff and 2600 km/5200 km for substaff (only for actual travel and not for encashment).
• Road Mileage charges will be revised from Rs. 6 per km to Rs. 8 per km.
• Train fare by Shatabdi and Rajdhani express trains (non-Executive Class) will be reimbursed under LFC if travel is undertaken by these trains.                                     ( For encashment, existing rules will continue).
• Charges for local sightseeing while on LFC will be reimbursed within the entitlement on production of bills from approval operators.
• GST charges on train fare will be reimbursed.
• For employees working in North East States, LFC will begin from Guwahati and the fare from their place of work to Guwahati will be additionally paid. Similarly, Andaman Nicobar islands to Chennai/Kolkata, Lakshadweep to Kochi, far-flung area branches in Himalayas and J & K to nearest major railway station will be additionally reimbursed under LFC in addition to normal entitlement.
• For actual travel under LFC, train fare under dynamic fare system as on the date of booking of tickets will be reimbursed.
• One more option will be given to choose between 2 years block or 4 years block.
• Income criteria for definition of dependents will be revised from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 12,000
• Employees removed from service under Voluntary Cessation Scheme will be eligible for retirement benefits including pension, if otherwise eligible.
• Employees removed from service under Voluntary Cessation Scheme will be given the chance to represent against the decision.
• Facility of Crèche for children of women bank employees will be examined in the light of Government guidelines.
• For employees transferred out of station under Deployment policy, the compensation amount will be revised from Rs. 400 to Rs. 600 per month.
• When employees shift their personal effects while on transfer to another station, Breakage charges will be paid at Rs. 1650 for clerks and Rs. 1100 for substaff ( on production of receipt) or Rs. 1100 for clerks and Rs. 825 for substaff (on Declaration basis).
• For definition of Family, physically/mentally challenged children of employees will continue to be treated as dependents even after their marriage subject to income criteria.
• Revision/increase in Conveyance Allowance to Physically Challenged employees will be suitably recommended to the Government.
• Our demand for exemption of entire retirement benefits from the purview of Income Tax will be recommended to Government for their consideration.
• Service Charges under New Pension Scheme will not be recovered from the employees and will be paid by the Banks.
• When employees are sent to outstation for official duties, the rate of Diem Allowance/Halting Allowance will be increased after further discussions.
• Guidelines will be worked out for reimbursement of Hotel Rent in such occasions subject to certain agreed ceilings.
• Increase in Ex-Gratia amount payable to pre-1986 retirees/surviving spouse will be recommended to Government.
• Other Allowances like Cycle Allowance, Washing Allowance, Split Duty Allowance, etc. will be increased  by 15%.

Issues to be discussed further/to be finalised :

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Central employees may visit central Asian countries on LTC soon

The Dept. of Personnel & Training is considering to include five central Asian countries, namely Kazakhstan. Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan under the scheme of LTC.
In this regard opinion / comments have been sought from Ministry Civil Aviation (MOCA), Ministry of tourism (MOT), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Department of Expenditure at the earliest possible.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Bank Staff will get 12 slabs increase in DA for next quarter

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers,(AICPIN(IW) ,Base year 2001=100 for the month of June’18,has been released by Ministry of Labour and Employment.Govt of India, today which stood at 291 points with an increase of 2 points while compared to figure of May’18.
                    Accordingly  the confirmed All India Average consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers(Base 1960=100) for the past quarter is as furnished hereunder:-

Months                Base 2000=100       Base 1960=100
___________     _____________       _______________
April’18.                           288                                 6573.86
May’18                             289                                 6596.69
June’18                            291                                  6642.34

  The Average Index comes to 6604 . 
As such there will be an increase of 12 slabs in DA payable to Bank Staff(541 slabs from 529 of last quarter) for next quarter from 1st August to 31st October,18,taking the percentage to 54.10% from existing 52.90%

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