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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

AICPIN for the month of March 2014 - Stands at 239...

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AICPIN for the month of March 2014 - Stands at 239 - Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW)- March 2014

6% Increase Very Likely in Expected DA from July 2014 Onwards!


The second instalment of the bi-annual Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees and pensioners has almost been confirmed. This time around, it is most likely to be 6%. 

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Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment 
30-April-2014 19:02 IST

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW)- March 2014 

According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for March, 2014 increased by 1 points and pegged at 239 (two hundred and thirty nine). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.42 per cent between February, 2014 and March, 2014 compared with the rise of 0.45 per cent between the same two months a year ago. 

DRAFT REPLY TO 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION QUESTIONNAIRE - SUGGESTION, ADDITION AND ALTERATION, IF ANY, CALLED FOR.

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DRAFT REPLY TO 7TH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION QUESTIONNAIRE - SUGGESTION, ADDITION AND ALTERATION, IF ANY, CALLED FOR.

Dear Comrade,

            We place hereunder the draft reply to the questionnaire issued by the 7th CPC.  We want you to go through the same and make suggestions to enrich it further.  We propose to place the same at the staff side meeting of the National Council on 6th May, 2014.  The final version as formulated by the Staff Side will also be published on7th May. 2014.  We have to arrive at a consensus taking into account all shades of opinions.

7th CPC Questionnaire - Draft Reply published by Confederation

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7th CPC Questionnaire - Draft Reply published by Confederation

7th CPC Questionnaire :-

1. Salaries
1.1 The considerations on which the minimum salary in case of the lowest Group ‘C’ functionary and the maximum salary in case of a Secretary level officer may be determined and what should be the reasonable ratio between the two.
Any Commission which considers the question of emoluments for employees/workers should first be inspired by the implication flowing from the amendment to the preamble of our Constitution where-by the words “socialist & secular” were prefixed to the word “Republic”, as also the Directive Principles of State Policy enshrined in Article 43 i.e. the state should endeavour to secure living wage for its employees/workers.

Group C is a skilled worker. MTS is the lowest category of Group C. The 6Ib CPC evolved the MTS by amalgamating some of the unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled functions without any scientific basis or logic. From the standpoint of the stipulation in the recruitment rules, eligibility criteria etc, MTS deserves to be categorized as a skilled worker. In practice, most of the departments have outsourced or contractorised the
unskilled or semi skilled jobs leaving the MTS to cater to the requirements of the skilled functions.

National JCM Staff Side Meeting will be held on 6.5.2014

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National JCM Staff Side Meeting will be held on 6.5.2014

According to the statement of Confederation, the staff side meeting of the National Council on 6th May, 2014.  The final version as formulated by the Staff Side will also be published on 7th May. 2014.

Confederation publishes the draft reply to 7th Central Pay Commission Questionnaire...

Click to view the reply




Allowances and Special Facilities to Civilian Employees of the Central Government serving in NER, A&N Islands and J&K - Finmin Orders

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Allowances and Special Facilities to Civilian Employees of the Central Government serving in NER, A&N Islands and J&K - Finmin Orders

No.24(18)/K.Coord/2013
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 24th April, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Allowances and Spccial Facilities to Civilian Employees of the Central Government serving in the States of the North Eastern Region (including Sikkim) and in the union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar, lakshdweep group of Islands - Extension of the benefits related to Retention of Telephone Facility at the Last Station of Posting to Civilian Employees posted in Ladakh region of the State of Jarnrnu & Kashmir- Implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission-reg.

With a view to attracting and retaining competent officers for service in the North-Eastern Region (NER), Andman & Nicobar (A&N) Islands and Lakshadweep group of Islands, consolidated orders relating to Allowances and Special facilities to the Civilian Central Government employees posted in those areas were issued vide this Department’s OM No.11(2)/97-E.II(B) dated 22.07.98 as amended from time to time.

Enhancement in the rate of various allowances by 25% as a result of enhancement of DA upto 100% w.e.f 01.01.2014 to Railway Employees - Railway Board Orders

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Enhancement in the rate of various allowances by 25% as a result of enhancement of DA upto 100% w.e.f 01.01.2014 to Railway Employees - Railway Board Orders
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Railways /Rail Mantraraya
(Railway Board)
PC-VI No. 336
RBE No. 39/2014
No.F(E)1/2011/AL-28/18
New Delhi, dated 29.04.2014
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Enhancement in the rate of various allowances by 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness allowance upto 100% w.e.f 01.01.2014.

In accordance with the recommendations of 6th CPC, the rates of various allowances admissible to different categories of railway staff were revised/doubled. The 6th CPC had also recommended that the rates of these
allowances will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%.  Railway Board, accordingly, issued instructions in respect of increase in rates of various allowances by 25% vide Board's letter of even number dated 13.06.2011.

CGDA Clarified No Separate Orders for the revision of Allowances and Advances by 25%

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CGDA clarified that no separate order is required for revision of allowances/advances by 25% on the original amount w.e.f. 01.01.2014. As per the recommendations of 6th CPC, Allowance/Advance shall automatically increase by 25% everytime DA goes up by 50%... 

Enhancement of rates of various allowances by 25% everytime DA payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010 
No. AN/XIV/6th CPC/Corr./Vol-XII
Dated: 29.04.2014
To
All PCsDA/CsDA

Sub: Enhancement of rates of various allowances by 25% everytime DA payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

Consequent on revision of rates of Dearness Allowance from existing 90% to 100% vide MoF OM dated 27.03.2014, references are being received in this HQrs office seeking clarification regarding separate orders for revision of rates of certain allowances/advances where a specific clause indicates that the allowance/ advance shall automatically increase by 25% everytime DA payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

Monday, April 28, 2014

25% Hike in Allowances - Dopt Orders on increase in certain allowances by further 25% Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.2014

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Dopt Orders on clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.2014

No.A-27012/1/2014-Estt. (Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-IV, Old JNU Campus
New Delhi, 28th April, 2014.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.2014

The undersigned is directed to refer to para 1(j) of this Department’s OM. No.12011/03/2008-Estt. (Allowance) dated 2.9.2008. This provides that the limits of Children Education Allowance would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. References are being received from various quarters with regard to the amount of Children Education Allowance admissible consequent upon enhancement of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees @ 100% w.e.f. 1 January, 2014 announced vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.1/l/2014-E-1I (B) dated 27th March, 2014.

DA CALCULATION SHEET

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DA CALCULATION SHEET 

DA CALCULATION SHEET WITH INPUTS OF CPI(I-W) BASE YEAR 2001=100

We are proud to be the first to formulate the DA Table. 

We are aware of the fact that a number of you are very keen on learning how to calculate the Dearness Allowance. Hence, we created this table. At a stage, we ourselves were surprised by the response that it had received.
Let us see, in detail, how DA is calculated. The calculations are very easy. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Particulars to be obtained by Head of office from the retiring govt. servant eight months before the date of his retirement - CPAO Orders

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Particulars to be obtained by Head of office from the retiring govt. servant eight months before the date of his retirement.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi

CPAO/Tech/Simplification/2014-15/19
04.04.2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Particulars to be obtained by Head of office from the retiring govt. servant eight months before the date of his retirement.

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions vide its notification dated 20th Feb 2014 has provided a checklist of documents to be submitted by the retiring personnel along with form 5 (under Rule 59(1)(c) & 61(1) of CCS(Pension)Rules) by adding ”Undertaking for refunding any excess payment made by pension disbursing bank”.

Earlier this undertaking was required to be submitted by the pensioners to their opted bank at the time of first time identification before the commencement of pension. Henceforth this undertaking has become an integral part of the Pension Payment order booklet.

Expected DA from July 14 - Looks like the curiosity surrounding the expected DA is fast receding..!

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Expected DA from July 14 - Looks like the curiosity surrounding the expected DA is fast receding..!

One of the possible reasons for the dampening interest could be the fact that unlike last time, there is not going to be a DA hike. Although it is very well known that the hike is based on price rise and inflation, it probably feels to them as if something was lost.

This time there is no double-digit increase. It is only going to be a single-digit hike.

At the most, one can expect an increase of 7%. That too is not for sure. All that depends on the soon to be announced AICPIN points for balance months.

After announcing the second additional DA for the year 2014, there are only two instalments left. With the instalments of January 2015 and July 2015, the 6th CPC comes to a close.

The next additional DA will be based on the 7th CPC.

Brief note on the discussions took place in the 30th meeting of the National Council, held on 23.04.2014 - BSNL Employees Union

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Brief note on the discussions took place in the 30th meeting of the National Council, held on 23.04.2014 - BSNL Employees Union

(1) Lesser standards of evaluation for the JAO and JTO exams. 
The Staff Side made a strong appeal to the Management, to review the JAO and JTO exams that had taken place, by adopting lesser standards of evaluation. The vehement, lengthy and detailed arguments of the Staff Side to grant grace marks, were however not accepted by the Management. 

As regards taking remedial measures in respect of question papers with discrepancies, it was agreed that the Recruitment Branch will issue a letter to all the CGMs, as has been done in the case of MP and AP circles, for taking necessary remedial action. 

(2) Regular promotion to officiating JTOs. 
Management replied that a provision is already made in the New Recruitment Rules for the absorption of all the 1500 officiating JTOs. The RR will soon go for the approval of the Management Committee.  

Friday, April 25, 2014

Annual Increment for Central Govt Employees - Comparison table between 5th & 6th CPC

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Annual Increment for Central Govt Employees - Comparison table between 5th & 6th CPC

An overview about Central Government Employees’ Increment

‘Increment’ is definitely one of the most popular words in the Central Government employee’s dictionary. It is a known fact that each year, without fail, increment brings considerable raise in salary for Central Govt employees.

Until about the 5th CPC, there was no major change in the increment system. But, the 6th CPC brought in landmark reforms in the increment system.

Until then, increments were given in the form of a consolidated amount. The 6th CPC recommended that it be calculated on percentage basis. The Central Government ordered that it be calculated at 3% of the employee’s basic pay with effect from 1.1.2006.


The CG employees didn’t realize how useful this was going to be. They thought it wouldn’t amount for much. It was Rs.75 for Rs. 3050 and revised to Rs. 210 for Rs.7000 with simple calculation.

But that was not the end of the story. It was only after a number of years that they realized the true impact of this reform. Let us explain the benefits with an example:

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bharat Pensioners Samaj reply to 7th CPC questionnaire-Revised draft

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Bharat Pensioners Samaj reply to 7th CPC questionnaire-Revised draft

Ms Meena Agarwal
Secretary  GOI Seventh Central Pay Commission
Post Box No 4599 Hause Khas
P.O. New Delhi -110016
e.mail: secy-7cpc@nic.in

Madam,
Subject: 7th CPC Questionnaire
Reference: D.O. No 7cpc/15/questionnaire dated 9th April 2014

Bharat Pensioners Samaj’. One of the identified Pensioners’ Federation by GOI  M/O Personnel,  PG & Pensions-DOP& PW and a stake holder. In its capacity as one of the oldest & largest Pensioners Organization with over 500 Affiliated Associations, submits hereunder its reply to the questionnaire issued vide your D.O. No 7cpc/15/questionnaire   dated 9th April 2014.

As Pension is not independent of Salary. Salary structure also, is a matter of concern to pensioners. However, Bharat Pensioners Samaj limits its answers to Question Nos 1.1,1.2 , 10.1 &  10.1.2 under the heads ‘Salary’ & ‘Pension’ .

Date of Effect of 7th CPC - Minister replied in Parliament

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Date of Effect of 7th Central Pay Commission - Minister replied in Parliament

In Parliament the Minister of Finance Shri.Chidambaram informed in a written reply to a question on 2nd Febrauary 2014 that the date of effect of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission will be decided once the Report is submitted. 

Registration of Government employees aged 60 years and above under National Pension System (NPS)

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PFRDA Circular - Registration of Government employees aged 60 years and above under National Pension System (NPS) 

CIRCULAR

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 
22 April, 2014 
PFRDA/2014/3/PDEX/12 

Subject: Registration of Government employees aged 60 years and above under National Pension System (NPS) 

The Authority has been receiving several requests from various governments (central & state) to approve the registration of subscribers under National Pension System (NPS) who are aged 60 years and above and which are being approved on case by case basis by PFRDA at present. 

Keeping in view of the difficulties being faced by subscribers, now the Authority has decided to enroll all eligible Government employees (central & state) who are on the rolls of the government in to NPS, irrespective of the age at the time of entry, subject to the condition that the total period of contribution to NPS account shall not be more than 42 years. The NPS applications of such subscribers need to be submitted through the appropriate nodal officer of the Govt/ Deptt, in line with the procedure adopted for NPS registration for Government employees aged below 60 years. Also, the responsibility for ensuring that the employee is eligible for being covered under NPS and that the NPS contribution is not paid beyond 42 years during the entire service period for such an employee, lies with the department submitting the subscriber registration form. 

This is for the information of all concerned. 

Sd/- 
Venkateswarlu Peri 
General Manager 

Source : www.pfrda.org.in
[http://www.pfrda.org.in/writereaddata/linkimages/Registration%20of%20Govt%20employees%20aged%2060%20years%20and%20above763537413.pdf] 

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Railway Minister has written a do letter to Finance Minister for abolishing NPS

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Railway Minister has written a do letter to Finance Minister for abolishing New Pension System - AIRF & NFIR

HON’BLE MINISTER FOR RAILWAYS SH. MALIKARJUN KHARGE HAS WRITTEN A DO LETTER TO MINISTER FOR FINANCE FOR ABOLISHING NEW PENSION SYSTEM (NPS) FROM INDIAN RAILWAYS.

MINISTER FOR RAILWAYS
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
NEW DELHI
No. 2012/F(E)III/1/4-Part
29 MAR 2014
Dear Shri P. Chidambaram ji,
Through this letter, I wish to draw your attention to a long standing demand raised by both Staff Federations of Railways on National Pension Scheme (NPS) for employees of Indian Railways. The Federations have been expressing resentment over operation in the Railways of the National Pension Scheme, which is perceived as a lower social security cover for Railway employees. Their contention is that there are enough grounds for Railway employees to be treated differently from other civil employees of the Government, and that Indian Railways should operate the traditional defined benefit pension scheme available to pre-01-01-2004 appointees.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Finmin Orders on DA applicable to employees drawing their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC

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Finmin Orders on  Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2014 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

No.1(3)/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 22nd April, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2014 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay In the pre-revised scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 7th October, 2013 revising the rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

Income Tax exemption limit should be raised to Rs 5 Lakh: Arun Jaitley

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Income Tax exemption limit should be raised to Rs 5 Lakh: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley, one of BJP’s prominent leaders says that raising income tax slab to Rs 5 lakh will benefit more than thirty million people in the country. He also added that direct tax should be reduced, If the Income Tax limit is raised from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh, 3 crore people will save Rs. 24 crore which will lead to a small impact of 1 to 1.5 per cent of the National Tax Fund.

All 100% of the Government employees pay taxes without fail, all the time. There is no doubt about it. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Computation of reservation - Implementation of the judgment of Hon’ble Supreme court in the matter of Union of India & Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors.

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Dopt Orders on Computation of reservation - Implementation of the judgment of Hon’ble Supreme court in the matter of Union of India & Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors.

Immediate
Court Matter

No.36012/24/2009-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Pubic Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 17th April, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Computation of reservation — Implementation of the judgment of Hon’ble Supreme court in the matter of Union of India & Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM. of even no. dated 20.03.2014 regarding judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court pronounced on 08.10.2013 in the matter of Civil Appeal No.9096 of 2013 (arising out of SLP(civil) No.7541 of 2009 titled Union of India & Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors. and this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 03.12.2013.

Extension of retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) to the officers and staff of CPWD

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Extension of retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) to the officers and staff of CPWD on posting to Border works projects in Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and J&K at Indo-Pakistan Border and in Uttarakhand at Indo-China Border for the period upto 31.3.2015.

No.12035/13/92-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhavan
New Delhi - 110 108.

Dated the 16th April, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) to the officers and staff of CPWD on posting to Border works projects in Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and J&K at Indo-Pakistan Border and in Uttarakhand at Indo-China Border for the period upto 31.3.2015.

Grant of Non-Functional Scale to Section Officers of CSS - Clarification on fixation of pay - regarding

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Dopt Orders on Grant of Non-Functional Scale to Section Officers of CSS - Clarification on fixation of pay - regarding

F. No.5/4/2005-CS-I (S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market 
New Delhi, the 21st April, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Non-Functional Scale to Section Officers of CSS — Clarification on fixation of pay - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 01.04.2014 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the clarification issued therein was about the manner of fixation of pay of Section Officers of CSS upon granting NFS only.

2. It is emphasized that as per the prevailing instructions, only 'regular' Section Officers of CSS with four years approved service would be considered for grant of NFS subject to DPC Nigilance Clearance.

Monday, April 21, 2014

7th Pay Commission is seeking for suggestions on various issues

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7th Pay Commission is seeking for suggestions on various issues

The 7th Pay Commission compiled a list of questions and sent it along with a circular to all the Ministries/Departments of Indian Government, inviting their suggestions. It has come to our knowledge that the circular was also sent to all the Central Government employee federations(AIRF, NFIR, NFPE). This could be treated as a irrefutable proof of the fact that the 7th Pay Commission has already started its work! 

Although this is part of the usual procedure, it is a well known fact that Central Government employees treat certain questions as an indication of the mindset of the 7th Pay Commission

Let’s see the questions…

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Comparison of 7th and 6th Pay Commission Questionnaire...

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Comparison of 7th and 6th Pay Commission Questionnaire...

SIXTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
Questionnaire

1. Comparison with public/private sectors
1.1 Should there be any comparison/parity between pay scales and perquisites in Government and the public/private sector?

1.2 Is it possible to quantify all other benefits, excluding pay, derived by employees in Government and the public and private sectors from security of tenure, promotional avenues, retirement packages, housing and other invisibles? In view of these benefits, can there be any fair comparison between the salaries available in the government vis-à-vis the salaries in the private sector?

1.3 In order to ensure a fair comparison based on principles of equity and social justice, would it not also be appropriate to take into account the economic conditions of large sections of the community that are less privileged than Government employees and many of whom live below the poverty line?

2. International comparisons
2.1 Some countries have raised civil service pay scales almost to levels prevalent in the private sector on the hypothesis that a well-paid bureaucracy is likely to be honest and diligent. To what extent would such a hypothesis be valid and how far would such a course of action be desirable?

3. Impact on other organizations
3.1 Salary structure in the Central and State Governments is broadly similar. The recommendations of the Pay Commission are likely to lead to similar demands from employees of State Governments, municipal bodies, panchayati raj institutions & autonomous institutions

Their paying capacity is considerably limited. To what extent should this factor be considered in devising a reasonable remuneration package for Central Government employees?

4. Salaries
4.1 How should we determine the salary to be paid to a Secretary in the Central Government? Please suggest an appropriate basic pay for a Secretary? Can appointment to this post be made on a contractual basis where salaries and tenure are linked to the performance in terms of achieving defined targets?

4.2 What should be the reasonable ratio between the minimum and the maximum of a pay scale?

4.3 Is it necessary to persist with a pre-determined minimum-maximum ratio on ideological considerations? Or is it more important to ensure efficient administration by preventing flight of outstanding talent from Government?

5. Relativities
5.1 Employees in the Secretariat and analogous establishments are entitled to higher pay scales than the corresponding field functionaries. This was supposed to compensate them for the loss of certain facilities available to them in field assignments and the extra effort required for decision-making at the policy level. Are these factors valid even today particularly in the context of decentralization and devolution of administrative powers? Is this discrimination between field and secretariat functionaries even justified today?

6. Group-A Services
6.1 Is there a case for a Unified Civil Service, merging therein all Central (both technical and non-technical) and All India Services, allowing vertical and horizontal movement? Or should there be two distinct streams, one embracing all the technical services and the other for non-technical services?

6.2 Do you feel that the pattern of pay scales for all Group A Services should be redesignated so as to attract candidates of the requisite caliber? Keeping in view some of the compensation packages being offered to fresh professionals by the private sector, what emoluments would you suggest for an entrant to a Group-A Service in Government?

7. Professional personnel
7.1 Should there be a higher compensation package for scientists in certain specialized streams/departments like Department of Space, Department of Atomic Energy? If so, what should be the reasonable package in their case?

8. Classification of posts
8.1 Presently, civilian posts in the Central Government are classified into four Groups (‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’) with reference to their scales of pay. The Fifth Central Pay Commission had recommended their reclassification into Executive, Supervisory, Supporting and Auxiliary Staff. Would you suggest any changes in the existing classification or should the classification recommended by Fifth Central Pay Commission be adopted with/without modifications?

9. Restructuring of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts
9.1 Should all lower Group ‘C’ functionaries in the Secretariat be replaced by multi-functional Executive Assistants, who would be graduates and well versed in office work, secretarial skills and use of modern office equipment including computers? Should similar arrangements can be evolved for Group ‘C’ posts in other organisations of Government?

9.2 Should a similar regrouping of Group D staff into fewer categories capable of performing diverse functions also be carried out?

10. Pay Scales
10.1 How should a pay scale be structured? What is a reasonable ratio between the minimum and maximum of a pay scale?

10.2 The successive Pay Commissions have progressively reduced the number of distinct pay scales. The number of scales has therefore come down from more than 500 scales at the time of the Second Central Pay Commission to 51 scales before Fifth Central Pay Commission, which was brought down to 33 scales by the Fifth Central Pay Commission. The reduction in the number of pay scales brings in attendant problems like the promotion and the feeder grades coming to lie in the same pay scale, etc. Do you feel whether the existing number of pay scales should be retained or increased or decreased or whether the same should be replaced by a running pay scale?

11. Increments
11.1 What should be the criteria for determining the rates and frequency of increments in respect of different scales of pay? Should these bear a uniform or varying relationship with the minima and/or maxima of the scales?

12. Revision of pay scales
12.1 Is there any need to revise the pay scales periodically especially when 100% neutralization for inflation is available in form of dearness allowance?

12.2 How should pay be fixed in the revised pay scales? Should there be a point-to-point fixation? If not, please suggest a method by which it can be ensured that senior personnel are not placed at a disadvantage vis-à-vis their juniors and due weightage is given for the longer service rendered by the former.

13. Compensatory Allowances
13.1 Is City Compensatory Allowance a sufficient compensation for the problems of a large city? If DA and HRA provide full neutralization, do you think CCA should continue? Is there a need for changing the basis of classification of cities and the rates of CCA? If so, please suggest the revised basis and rates.

14. Pay and perquisites for Armed Forces
14.1 What should be the basis for determination of pay scales for Armed Forces Personnel? What percentage weightage should be assigned to (i) parity with civil services, (ii) comparison with private sector, (iii) special and hazardous nature of duties, (iv) short career span and (v) restricted rights?

14.2 How should the pay of a soldier, sailor and airman be determined? How should it relate to the minimum wage in Government and the pay of a constable in paramilitary or internal security forces?

15. Abolition of feudalism
15.1 Should all vestiges of feudalism in the country like huge residential bungalows sprawling over several acres, large number of servants’ quarters, retinues of personal staff, bungalow peons, use of uniformed personnel as batmen or on unnecessary security or ceremonial duties etc. be abolished? Please make concrete suggestions.

16. Specific proposals
16.1 In what manner can Central Government organizations functioning be improved to make them more professional, citizen-friendly and delivery oriented?

16.2 Please outline specific proposals, which could result in:

(i) Reduction and redeployment of staff,
(ii) Reduction of paper work,
(iii) Better work environment,
(iv) Economy in expenditure,
(v) Professionalisation of services,
(vi) Reduction in litigation on service matters,
(vii) Better delivery of service by government agencies to their users.

17. New concepts
17.1 Do you think the concepts of contractual appointment, part-time work, flexible job description, flexi time etc. need to be introduced in Government to change the environment, provide more jobs and impart flexibility to the working conditions of employees?

17.2 For improving punctuality/introducing new concepts like flexi time, should biometric entry/exit be introduced?

17.3 What steps should be taken to ensure that scientists, doctors, engineers and other professionals with sophisticated education and skills are retained in their specialized fields in Government? Should they be appointed on contract with a higher status and initial pay, advance increments, better service conditions, etc.?

17.4 Should there be lateral movement from Government to non-Government jobs and vice versa? If so, in which sphere(s) and to what extent?

17.5 It has been suggested that existing Government employees should be encouraged to shift to employment on contract for specified periods in return for a substantially higher remuneration package. Would you agree?

18. Performance Appraisal
18.1 In what way should be present system of performance appraisal be changed? Should be ACR be an open document?

18.2 How far has the introduction of self-assessment helped in the process of appraisal?

18.3 Should appraisal be done for an entire team instead of for individuals?

18.4 In what manner can Government employees be made personally accountable for their acts of omission or commission, without any special safeguards? Would you recommend any amendments to Article 311 of the Constitution, Section 197 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Section 17 and 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and various rules relating to conduct of Government servants and disciplinary proceedings?

19. Holidays
19.1 Kindly comment on the appropriateness of adopting a five-day week in Government offices when other sectors follow a six day week. Please also state whether the number of Gazetted holidays in Government offices should be reduced? Please also comment on the appropriateness of declaring Gazetted holidays for all major religious festivals.

19.2 What do you think is the state of work ethics and punctuality in Government offices? Kindly suggest ways of improving these.
7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION 
Questionnaire

1. Salaries
1.1 The considerations on which the minimum salary in case of the lowest Group ‘C’ functionary and the maximum salary in case of a Secretary level officer may be determined and what should be the reasonable ratio between the two.

1.2 What should be the considerations for determining salary for various levels of functions falling between the highest level and the lowest level functionaries?

2. Comparisons
2.1 Should there be any comparison/parity between pay scales and perquisites between Government and the private sector? If so, why? If not, why not?

2.2 Should there at all be any comparison/parity between pay scales and perquisites between Government and the public sector? If so, why? If not, why not?

2.3 The concept of variable pay has been introduced in Central Public Sector Enterprises by the Second Pay Revision Committee. In the case of the Government is there merit in introducing a variable component of pay? Can such variable pay be linked to performance?

3. Attracting Talent
3.1 Does the present compensation package attract suitable talent in the All India Services & Group A Services? What are your observations and suggestions in this regard?

3.2 To what extent should government compensation be structured to attract special talent?

4. Pay Scales
4.1 The 6th Central Pay Commission introduced the system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay as against the system of specific pay scales attached to various posts. What has been the impact of running pay bands post implementation of 6th CPC recommendations?

4.2 Is there any need to bring about any change?

4.3 Did the pay bands recommended by the Sixth CPC help in arresting exodus and attract talent towards the Government?

4.4 Successive Pay Commissions have reduced the number of pay scales by merging one or two pay scales together. Is there a case for the number of pay scales/ pay band to be rationalized and if so in what manner?

4.5 Is the “grade pay” concept working? If not, what are your alternative suggestions?

5. Increment
5.1 Whether the present system of annual increment on 1st July of every year uniformly in case of all employees has served its purpose or not? Whether any changes are required?

5.2 What should be the reasonable quantum of annual increment?

5.3 Whether there should be a provision of variable increments at a rate higher than the normal annual increment in case of high achievers? If so, what should be transparent and objective parameters to assess high achievement, which could be uniformly applied across Central Government?

5.4 Under the MACP scheme three financial up-gradations are allowed on completion of 10, 20, 30 years of regular service, counted from the direct entry grade. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the scheme? Is there a perception that a scheme of this nature, in some Departments, actually incentivizes people who do not wish to take the more arduous route of qualifying departmental examinations/ or those obtaining professional degrees?

6. Performance
What kind of incentives would you suggest to recognize and reward good performance?

7. Impact on other organizations
Salary structures in the Central and State Governments are broadly similar. The recommendations of the Pay Commission are likely to lead to similar demands from employees of State Governments, municipal bodies, panchayati raj institutions & autonomous institutions. To what extent should their paying capacity be considered in devising a reasonable remuneration package for Central Govt. employees?

8. Defence Forces
8.1 What should be the considerations for fixing salary in case of Defence personnel and in what manner does the parity with civil services need to be evolved, keeping in view their respective job profiles?

8.2 In what manner should the concessions and facilities, both in cash and kind, be taken into account for determining salary structure in case of Defence Forces personnel.

8.3 As per the November 2008 orders of the Ministry of Defence, there are a total of 45 types of allowances for Personnel Below Officer Rank and 39 types of allowances for Officers. Does a case exist for rationalization/ streamlining of the current variety of allowances?

8.4 What are the options available for addressing the increasing expenditure on defence pensions?

8.5 As a measure of special recognition, is there a case to review the present benefits provided to war widows?

8.6 As a measure of special recognition, is there a case to review the present benefits provided to disabled soldiers, commensurate to the nature of their disability?

9. Allowances
9.1 Whether the existing allowances need to be retained or rationalized in such a manner as to ensure that salary structure takes care not only of the job profile but the situational factors as well, so that the number of allowances could be at a realistic level?

9.2 What should be the principles to determine payment of House Rent Allowance?

10. Pension
10.1 The retirement benefits of all Central Government employees appointed on or after 1.1.2004 a re covered by the New Pension Scheme (NPS). What has been the experience of the NPS in the last decade?

10.2 As far as pre-1.1.2004 appointees are concerned, what should be the principles that govern the structure of pension and other retirement benefits?

11. Strengthening the public governance system
11.1 The 6th CPC recommended upgrading the skills of the Group D employees and placing them in Group C over a period of time. What has been the experience in this regard?

11.2 In what way can Central Government organizations functioning be improved to make them more efficient, accountable and responsible? Please give specific suggestions with respect to:

a) Rationalisation of staff strength and more productive deployment of available staff;

b) Rationalisation of processes and reduction of paper work; and

c) Economy in expenditure.

12. Training/ building competence
12.1 How would you interpret the concept of “competency based framework”?

12.2 One of the terms of reference suggests that the Commission recommend appropriate training and capacity building through a competency based framework.

a) Is the present level of training at various stages of a person’s career considered adequate? Are there gaps that need to be filled, and if so, where?

b) Should it be made compulsory that each civil service officer should in his career span acquire a professional qualification? If so, can the nature of the study, time intervals and the Institution(s) whose qualification are acceptable, all be stipulated?

c) What other indicators can best measure training and capacity building for personnel in your organization? Please suggest ways through which capacity building can be further strengthened?

13. Outsourcing
13.1 What has been the experience of outsourcing at various levels of Government and is there a case for streamlining it?

13.2 Is there a clear identification of jobs that can be outsourced?

14. Regulatory Bodies
14.1 Kindly list out the Regulators set up unde r Acts of Parliament, related to your Ministry/ Department. The total number of personnel on rolls (Chairperson and members + support personnel) may be indicated.

14.2 Regulators that may not qualify in terms of being set up under Acts of Parliament but perform regulatory functions may also be listed. The scale of pay for Chairperson /Members and other personnel of such bodies may be indicated.

14.3 Across the Government there are a host of Regulatory bodies set up for various purposes. What are your suggestions regarding emoluments structure for Regulatory bodies?

15. Payment of Bonus
One of the terms of reference of the 7th Pay Commission is to examine the existing schemes of payment of bonus. What are your suggestions and observations in this regard?

7th CPC ToR, DA Merger and Stepping up...9 Points to be discussed in the Standing Committee of National Council(JCM) - AIRF

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7th CPC ToR, DA Merger and Stepping up...9 Points to be discussed in the Standing Committee of National Council(JCM) - AIRF

AIRF published the 09 Point Agenda for discussion in the Standing Committee of National Council(JCM) having burining issues of Centrail Government Staff of India on its official website today, the same is reproduced and given below for your information...

No.NC-JCM/2014/VII CPC 
Dated: April 9, 2014 
The Chairman, 
Standing Committee 
National Council(JCM), 
South Block, 
New Delhi 

Dear Sir, 
Sub: Agenda for discussion in the Standing  Committee of National Council(JCM) 

An agenda, comprising of 09 items, to be discussed in the Standing Committee of the National Council(JCM), is being enclosed herewith for necessary action. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

7th Pay Commission Questionnaire – Ratio of Minimum & Maximum Salary, Grade Pay Suggestion, Increment Date, Determination of HRA and NPS...

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7th Pay Commission Questionnaire – Ratio of Minimum & Maximum Salary, Grade Pay Suggestion, Increment Date, Determination of HRA and NPS...

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
NEW DELHI-110001

Meena Agarwal
Secretary

D.O No. 7CPC/15/Questionnaire
9th April, 2014
Dear ………..,

As you may be aware the Seventh Central Pay Commissions has been constituted by the Government on 28 February 2014 with a view to go into various issues of emoluments’ structure, retirement benefits and other service conditions of Central Government employees and to make recommendations on the changes required. The terms of reference of the Seventh Central Pay Commission are available on the http://7cpc.india.gov.in .

2. A Questionnaire seeking the considered views of all stakeholders is enclosed. The response of your Ministry to this Questionnaire is sought. I shall be grateful if the replies are furnished to the Commission on or before 10th May, 2014, so as to enable the Commission to take them into account as part of its examination of the issues that it is mandated to address. The reply may be sent to Post Box No. 4599, Hauz Khas P.O, New Delhi 110 016, and in the case of email to secy-7cpc@nic.in.

Encl:- As above.

With Regards,
Yours sincerely,
(Meena Agarwal)

To all Secretaries to Govt of India

Employment News Weekly – A Warning Report

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Employment News Weekly – A Warning Report

Employment News Weekly was started in the year 1976. For 38 years and in three languages, the publication had been informing millions of educated but unemployed youngsters all over India about job opportunities. It is a weekly journal and is published simultaneously in Hindi, English & Urdu.

The Employment News Weekly understood the pulse of students and job seekers from various streams, searched for opportunities for them and presented them. This is nothing short of a remarkable service and an achievement in itself. Its prime objective was to provide an effective platform on job vacancies, job oriented training programmes, admission notices relating to job oriented courses and result of recruitment examinations. In addition to job vacancies, Rozgar Samachar, in each issue, carries article on job opportunities in various sectors, including emerging sectors.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Supreme Court Judgement on CIVIL APPEAL NO. 4506 OF 2014: Govt woman employee can get uninterrupted two-year child care leave (CCL)

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Supreme Court Judgement on CIVIL APPEAL NO. 4506 OF 2014: Govt woman employee can get uninterrupted two-year child care leave (CCL)
REPORTABLE

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION

CIVIL APPEAL NO. 4506 OF 2014
(arising out of SLP (C) No. 33244 of 2012)
KAKALI GHOSH
… APPELLANT
VERSUS
CHIEF SECRETARY,
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR
ADMINISTRATION AND ORS
...RESPONDENTS
J U D G M E N T
Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya, J.

Leave granted.

2.       This appeal has been  directed  against  the  judgment  dated  18th September, 2012 passed by the High Court of Calcutta, Circuit Bench at  Port Blair.  By the impugned judgment, the Division Bench of  the Calcutta  High Court allowed the writ petition and set aside the judgment and  order  dated 30th April, 2012 passed by the  Central  Administrative  Tribunal  Calcutta, Circuit Bench at Port Blair (hereinafter referred to as, ‘the Tribunal’). 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

DOPT- Powerful as a magical spell for Central government employees..!

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DOPT- It is as powerful as a magical spell for Central government employees..!

Department of Personnel & Training 
(http://www.persmin.gov.in)

The Department of Personnel & Training is the coordinating agency of the Central Government in personnel matters, specially in respect of issues concerning recruitment, training, career development and staff welfare.

DOPT- It is as powerful as a magical spell for Central government employees. 

This is the powerful department that decides on all the service-related issues of the Central Government employees. One of the important duties of the department is to resolve all the problems and issues faced by Central Government offices all over the country. 

The Department of Personnel & Training, under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the coordinating agency of the Central Government in personnel matters, specially in respect of issues concerning recruitment, training, career development and employees welfare.

Four-five years ago, the Dopt’s website was not regular in updating and releasing all the relevant Government Orders. But, things have changed now and, along with timely updates, the website has also become a very reliable forum to clear doubts. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FAQ on Grievance Redress Mechanism in Government of India

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FAQ on Grievance Redress Mechanism in Government of India 

FAQ on Grievance Redress Mechanism in Government of India and the role of Department of Administrative reforms and Public Grievances, New Delhi, therein...

The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances is the nodal agency of the Government of India for administrative reforms as well as redressal of public grievances relating to the states in general and those pertaining to Central Government agencies in particular. The Department endeavors to document and disseminate successful good governance practices by way of audio-visual media and publications. The Department also undertakes activities in the field of international exchange and cooperation to promote public service reforms.

7th Pay Commission Report and the Need for Timeliness

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7th Pay Commission Report and the Need for Timeliness

Background of the 7th Pay Commission

The 7th pay commission report - when is it going to be submitted?

The announcement about the 7th pay commission report came out on September the 25th of 2013. This pay commission unlike the 6th pay commission was set up well in advance. This became possible due to significant efforts of various organisations, union lists and the finance commission report. Announcements say that the 7th pay commission will be implemented from 1.1.2016 and it will take approximately 18 months time for the report to be submitted.

Recently, the 7th pay commission Chairman and the members gave out a public statement on 4.2.2014 and after that on 22.2.2014 the important 7th cpc terms and references were released. Now, the thought that floats on everyone’s mind is whether the 7th pay commission report will be submitted within the 18 months time period and will the employees be able to get the benefits along with their salary from 1.1.2016.

Recently, in the Lok Shaba during the question and answer session, it was pointed out that no specific time limit can be specified as of now for the implementation of the 7th pay commission. However, the finance ministry is now recruiting people for the 7th pay commission pay cell on deputation basis. This is a good attempt which boosts our confidence in the fact that the 7th pay commission will be put into effect on time.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

25% Hike in Allowances - Confederation writes to Dopt to issue necessary orders

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25% Hike in Allowances - Confederation writes to Dopt to issue necessary orders

Confederation Secretary General writes to the Secretary of Department of Personnel & Training to issue appropriate orders on hike in certain allowances by 25% as a result of Dearness allowance to 100% with effect from 1.1.2014...

Confederation's Letter demanding Increase in certain allowances by 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance to 100% w.e.f. 01.01.2014

Did you know how the 6th CPC Multiplication Factor of 1.86 was derived?

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Did you know how the 6th CPC’s Multiplication Factor of 1.86 was derived?

The 6th Pay Commission had recommended a Multiplication Factor of 1.74, but the Central Government chose to change it to 1.86. One of the reasons for this modification was the intense pressure from various Federations of Central Government Employees. It has to be mentioned at this point that all the federations had presented demands to the Government to raise the minimum basic pay to Rs. 10,000. 

Exactly how did the Government arrive at 1.86? Here is an explanation how - 

EXPECTED DA FROM JULY 2014 - An overview of articles about DEARNESS ALLOWANCE

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EXPECTED DEARNESS ALLOWANCE FROM JULY 2014

An overview of articles about DEARNESS ALLOWANCE

It is an appreciable trend that articles about Dearness Allowances continue to be churned each day. There are plenty of advantages and benefits in giving your own interpretation on a topic that millions are interested in. It helps a great deal in creating consensus opinion. Social media are especially useful in accomplishing this.

A very famous example is the unity and camaraderie between pharmacists a few years ago, and their success. The contribution of social media in the current protests being conducted by LDCs and UDCs is worth taking note of.

There is no denial to the fact that revolutionary new opinions expressed on social media have been useful for many in many different ways. There is also no doubt in the fact that members of the unions, associations, and federations continue to watch the social media. You can bet that in the near future almost all these leaders of unions and associations would have created their own individual websites and started expressing their opinions almost immediately.

Let us get to the topic at hand...
The Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers points for last month was released on 31.03.2014. The index has risen by one point and stands at 238. As a result, the Dearness Allowance, which stood at 101.71 has now slightly increased to 102.79.

Monday, April 14, 2014

100% D.A from January 2014 – Some Allowances and Advances Rise by 25%

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100% D.A from January 2014 – Some Allowances and Advances Rise by 25%

The Fifth Central Pay Commission had recommended uniform neutralization of DA at 100% to employees at all levels and increase in DA calculation too, according to the 12 monthly average of AICPIN for Industrial Workers (1982=100) as on 1st January 1996, of 306.33.

The Linking Factor of 303.33 has now changed to 115.76. This was calculated as 4.63 in the 4th CPC. 

It was due to this change that the Dearness Allowance has increased in recent years. The 6th Pay Commission had promptly calculated it and said that the true impact of price rise and inflation would only then be known. 

It was also mentioned in the recommendations made by the 6th CPC that each time the Dearness Allowance touched 50%, certain Allowances and Advances should also be raised by 25%. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

LTC - Will Air Travel Continue for the Next 2 Years?

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LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION

Will Air Travel Continue for the Next 2 Years?

For a number of years, Central Government employees have been enjoying the benefits of Leave Travel Concession (LTC). When a Central Government employee is employed at a place that is not his home town, then, once every two years or twice every four years, he/she is eligible to reimburse the travel expenses incurred for travelling to and back, along with the entire family. 

BLOCK YEAR consists of four years. The current block year runs from 2010 to 2013. This is divided into two – 2010-11 and 2012-13, and concession to travel to the home town is offered twice.  Instead of two trips to home town, the employee is eligible to convert one of them as ALL INDIA LTC concession. Those who haven’t availed of the concession of the 2012-13 year block can utilize it in 2014. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Retirement age of 65: The Politicization of Employees’ Demands

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Retirement age of 65: The Politicization of Employees’ Demands 

65 as Retirement Age: Employees Demand Becomes Electoral Manifesto Issue

 Once again, raising the retirement age has started making headlines. But this time, they are not rumours or false stories. There is some truth in it. A recognized political party has promised to increase the retirement age of state government employees from 60 to 65. 

'Samajwadi Party'
In the election manifesto released yesterday, the party has promised to raise the retirement age of the state employees to 65. 

Not 62, but 65..!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

EXPECTED PAY STRUCTURE OF 7TH CPC

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EXPECTED PAY STRUCTURE OF 7TH CPC

EXPECTED 7TH CPC PAY SCALE :-

7th CPC Pay Scale is fast becoming the most mesmerizing phrase among Central Government employees these days. 

Every Central Govt Employee is waiting to find out the changes in their pay scale that the 7th CPC would recommend to the pay structure. Sensing this eagerness, Bloggers have been regularly coming up with their own versions of what the pay structure could be. Do not take those writings seriously sand authentically. 

Based on all the changes right from the 1st CPC, until the 6th CPC, we have predicted a pay structure. Even though we weren’t keen on it, we have been receiving requests by email and comments. At a point, it became unavoidable. We just had to give our own interpretation too. 

Holiday to be observed in Govt. offices on 14.4.2014

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Holiday to be observed in Govt. offices on 14.4.2014 - KVS Orders

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
New Deli-110016
F.No.10-1/2009-KVS(S&S)
Date : 09.04.2014
Holiday to be observed in Govt. offices on 14.4.2014.

In continuation of this office letter of even no. dated 13.1.14 the gazetted holiday on 14.4.2014 on account of birth day of Dr.BR.Ambedkar has been declared vide DOPT letter no. F.12/4/2014-JCA-2 dated 12.3.2014.

Confederation News : National Secretariat Meeting with Agenda Points

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Confederation News : National Secretariat Meeting with Agenda Points

Confederation Secretary General informed the meeting of National Secretariat will be held on 31st May 2014...

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
      Website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
      Email: confederationhq@gmail.com
Dated : 09.04.2014

NOTICE

A meeting of the National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held at New Delhi on 31st May 2014 (Saturday) at ITEF Central Head Quarters (Rajouri Garden), New Delhi. The meeting will commence from 11.00 AM and continue till close. The following shall be the agenda of the meeting. All National Secretariat members are requested to attend the meeting in time.

Declaration of Holiday for all banks in India on 14th April 2014

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Declaration of Holiday for all banks in India on 14th April 2014

Indian Banks' Association

HR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

No.CIR/HR&IR/H6/2014-15/9223
April 9, 2014

All Members of the Association
(Designated Officers)

Dear Sirs,
Holiday on Monday, 14th April 2014 throughout India on account of Birthday of Dr. B R Ambedkar under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.1.2014.

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Pensioners Portal Orders - Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.1.2014.

F.No.42/10/2014-P%PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievacnes & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioner's Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date: 09th April, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/familypensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.1.2014.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 3rd Oct, 2013 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90 % to 100% w.e.f. 1st Jan, 2014.

Embargo for further allocation of business to Private Sector Bank and removal of state-wise jurisdiction from authorized banks for disbursement of Central Civil Pension

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Embargo for further allocation of business to Private Sector Bank and removal of state-wise jurisdiction from authorized banks for disbursement of Central Civil Pension

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi-110066

CPAO/Tech/Amdt. Sch. Book/2013-14/291
27.03.2014
Office Memorandum

Sub:- Embargo for further allocation of business to Private Sector Bank and removal of state-wise jurisdiction from authorized banks for disbursement of Central Civil Pension.

In pursuance of CGA office letter No. S-11012/2/3(19)/Banks/RBD/2004/2077 dated 31.08.2013 read with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure letter No. 7/10/2012-13 dated 13.09.2012 removal of state-wise jurisdiction from HDFC Bank for disbursement of civil pensioners introduced vide Correction Slip No. 21 to the Scheme for payment of pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners by Authorised Banks is withdrawn with immediate effect. Accordingly status so as on 31.07.2013 should be maintained. A list of States as on 30.07.2013 in which the HDFC was authorized to disburse the civil pension is enclosed for ready reference.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

5th CPC had ACP, 6th CPC had MACP; what does 7th CPC have?

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5th CPC had ACP, 6th CPC had MACP; what does 7th CPC have?

Assured Career Progression (ACP) is a boon to employees who have been suffering without promotions for years.

Employees who got their jobs towards the end of 1960s had to face countless hurdles. One of them was the problem with promotions.

There were many who didn't get any promotions for 30 years. Countless others retired without getting a single promotion in their careers.

MACP benefits on the basis of Promotional Hierarchy..!

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MACP benefits on the basis of Promotional Hierarchy..!

What is the Necessity for MACP to Emulate ACP’s Promotional Hierarchy? 

For a number of years, Federations have been demanding that employees who had not been given promotions for 10, 20 or 30 years be given promotions or upgradations by MACP (Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme) on the basis of their respective Promotional Hierarchy. The Government refused to oblige by stating very clearly in the 6th CPC that promotions will be given only on the basis of Grade Pay Hierarchy. 

There are no such recommendations in the ACP Scheme (Assured Career Progression Scheme), which was introduced by the 5th CPC. In fact, there was not even a Grade Pay format in its Pay Structure. There was also no usage of ‘Hierarchy’ in it. A lot of confusion was created after the introduction of the Grade Pay Structure by the 6th CPC. Two distinct hierarchies were created – Promotional Hierarchy and Grade Pay Hierarchy. 


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