Oct 29, 2014
Oct 18, 2014
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
Government of India,
South Block, NEW DELHI 11001
Respected Hon’ble Prime Minister,
At the outset, we extend Good wishes to the Government. We are happy the 7th Central Pay Commission team came to Bangalore, and gave us an audience on August 24 to present our views on different subjects. Around 20 organisations representing different sections of serving employees and pensioners met the Commission, in groups. The interaction was very good. The Chairman and the members heard us all very well and gave convincing answers.
2. One subject of immediate interest is the Grant of Interim Relief. We stated that the very constitution of the Commission was as a sequel to the proposal of the Planning Commission about two/three years back. This meant that the Commission gives out its Recommendations within 2016, and thereupon the Govt could take its Decisions before 2016. This also meant particularly that the Government would not face a situation, as it did after the 6th CPC, wherein it had to pay out large sums to the serving staff and pensioners, which it did in two instalments, in 2008-09.
In this very background, to reduce payment of large sums in 2016, the concept of Interim Relief has been in place. A similar Pay Commission has recommended it in the past, and the Govt has accepted such a recommendation, in the interest of the serving and retired staff. The State Governments have sanctioned the Interim Relief along with the constitution of the Pay Commissions. If it could be stated, by 2016, when the Commission Recommendations come into force, some of the aged members may not be there. The Grant will also help the staff/pensioners face the rising food prices to some extent and the erosion in monetary value. The Interim Relief is thus justified.
3.When this position was projected to the Commission at Bangalore, on August 24, the Chairman gave us all an Impression that the Commission was in favour of the Interim Relief; but the Government should give them a specific reference on the subject. He added that the Commission would consider the reference in a month or two, and give out its Recommendation on Interim Relief. The Quantum of Interim Relief and the Date of effect are to be decided.
It should be admitted that this IR would not be calculated for the purpose of DR/DA/HRA/CCA or any such Allowance; and the amount paid thus would be adjustable in the payments that would befall in 2016, about 18 months hence. This Grant of Interim Relief would be Dasara/Deepavali Gift.
4. We. therefore, very sincerely Request the Government to make a very specific reference soon to the 7th CPC to consider the Grant of Interim Relief.
Respectful Regards and Namaskar,
SS Ramanatha Rao
Oct 16, 2014
The Pay Commission team during the visit.The 7th Pay Commission visited forward areas in Jammu and Kashmir, including the world's highest battlefield on the Siachen glacier, to get the first-hand feel of the freezing temperatures and hardship faced by soldiers.
The 16-member team headed by the panel's chairman, retired judge A.K. Mathur, spent time at the base camp in Siachen and went to other forward areas. The three services have submitted a joint memorandum to the Pay Commission regarding their "wish list". The panel will visit other defence installations as it continues its deliberations till January 1, 2016.
The panel spent considerable time at the Siachen base camp, interacting with soldiers and asking them about the conditions in one of the toughest areas of the world. They were also flown over the glacier and landed at a forward post. The soldiers work under extreme climatic conditions where the weather is a constant enemy. The soldiers shared their experience and talked about the harsh climatic condition they face on the line of duty. The punishing weather does not allow a person to spend more than a week at the glacier and the forward posts, they told the panel.
The panel members also witnessed ice craft and mountaineering training being carried out at the Siachen Battle School.
The Pay Commission team also landed at the advanced landing ground at Daulat Beg Oldie on the border with China. It is the world's highest landing strip and air operations in the rarefied high altitude air are a challenge.
During their visits to the forward areas, the delegation laid floral wreaths at the Siachen War Memorial, Kargil War Memorial and the Rezangla War Memorial while paying tributes to our martyrs, a defence PRO said.
At the Line of Actual Control, the Pay Commission members interacted with personnel from the Indian Air Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
Officials said the panel will have to consider the unique situation faced by the jawans, who are exposed to severe medical conditions because of the inhospitable environment. "The climate does not suit human habitation but the army jawans are positioned in the area manning the territory all through the year," an official said.
This is only the first round of interaction and more inputs would be sought by the team in the coming months.
Meanwhile, a delegation of the All Ladakh Central Government Employees (ALCGE), which comprises staff of Doordarshan, High Altitude Research Centre, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Institute of Buddhist Studies and Air Force Authority of India, met Justice Mathur's team.
Source - indiatoday
Sep 26, 2014
Ministry of Finance issued orders on the subject of Staff Mobilisation today on its portal that 13 more officials are required to 7th Central Pay Commission on deputation basis.
Filling up of balance vacancies of Under Secretary/ Section Officer/ Assistant/ UDC/ Cashier on deputation basis in the Seventh Central Pay Commission
Under Secretary (PB-3 GP Rs.6600) – 6 Posts
Section Officer (PB-2 GP Rs.5400) – 5 Posts
Assistant (PB-2 GP Rs.4600) – 1 Post
UDC (PB-1 GP Rs.2400) – 1 Post
These posts will be filled up only on deputation basis. The details of qualifications and experience required for the posts are given in the order.
Sep 23, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
Meetings held by 7th CPC (as on 17.09.2014)
|17.09.2014||Aviation Research Centre|
|16.09.2014||RPF Group 'A' Officers, IIM Bangalore|
|15.09.2014||Disabled War Veterans (DISWAVE) Association, DG Bureau of Police Research and Development|
|26.08.2014||At Bangalore: IAS Officers' Association, IPS Officers' Association, IFS Officers' Association|
|25.08.2014||At Bangalore: IIM Bangalore, ISRO|
|24.08.2014||At Bangalore: Army Base Workshop (EME) Diploma Holders Association, Bangalore, Air Force Store Keepers Association, All India NCC Defence Civilian Employees Association, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers - Karnataka State, Atomic Energy Employees Federation, All India Central Excise Inspectors Association, The Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association, The Indian Railway Loco Pilot Association, South Western Railways Engineers Association, Railway Wheel Factory, South Western Railway Employees Sangh, All India DRDO Personal Staff Association, DoS Pensioners Forum, Central Government Pensioners Association, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research Employees’ Association, NIMHANS, Veterans Association|
|21.08.2014||Physiotherapy Forum; Indian Ordnance Factories Group'B' Gazetted Officers Association|
|20.08.2014||Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan|
|24.07.2014||Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League|
|23.07.2014||Bharat Central Pensioners Federation; Bharat Pensioners Samaj; Group ‘B' Indian Information Service Association; Indian Postal Service Officers Association; DANICS Officers Association; Group ‘B' Indian Ordnance Gazetted Officers Association|
|22.07.2014||Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association|
|21.07.2014||Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW|
|19.06.2014||Indian Economic Service Officers Association; Indian Statistical Service Officers Association; IFS Officers Association; DGs of CAPFs (BSF+ITBP+Assam Rifles+Sashastra Seema Suraksha Bal); DGs of CAPFs (CISF+CRPF+NSC)|
|18.06.2014||IFS Officers Association; PFRDA; Officers of Department of Financial Services, MOF; Officers of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare; P&T Finance Accounts Gr.A Officers Association; IRAS Officers Association; Central Health Service Association|
|17.06.2014||IAS Officers' Association; Central Engineering Services Officers' Association (Water+Power+Architecture); Central Engineering Services Officers' Association (Civil+Electrical+Mechanical+Road Transport+Telecom); Income Tax Officers' Association; Custom Officers Association; Central Excise Officers Association|
|16.06.2014||IPS Officers' Association; Representative of Pay Commission cells of Army, Navy and Airforce; Indian Audit and Accounts Service Association; Cost Accounts Association; Civil Accounts Association; Federation of Railway Officers|
Sep 14, 2014
Army chief General Dalbir Singh, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan on Thursday met the chairperson of seventh central pay commission to discuss issues related to the armed forces.
A source said they met justice AK Mathur to convey the armed forces' concerns regarding pay, rank and pension issues to the panel well in advance.
The last time soldiers and veterans saw a revision in their pay, allowances and pension was in 2009 when the report of the sixth central pay commission was implemented.
However, there was sweeping discontent in the defence community over rank and pay issues not addressed by the previous pay panel.
The latest pay commission was set up in February 2014 and its recommendations are likely to be implemented from January 2016.
SOURCE - hindustan times.
Sep 9, 2014
MYSORE: Chief minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said that the state government is positively inclined to constitute seventh pay commission for state government employees in addition to providing various facilities to them on the lines of central government.
Addressing state level government employees conference here, he said the employees are demanding the government to constitute new pay commission, but you should know that state government has implemented the recommendations of the sixth pay commission in 2012 and there is time till 2017 for constitution of the new pay commission.
As there is pressure from the experts to prepare from now itself to constitute the new pay commission government is working in that direction, he said adding that soon the state government may come out with a decision on the constitution of new pay commission. "However we are determined to provide facilities to the state employees on the lines of central government," he said.
SOURCE - TOI
Aug 26, 2014
Confederation of Central Government
Employees and Workers
The meeting with CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS of 7th Central Pay Commission was held at Bangalore 0n 24th August 2014 for about 50 minutes. Overall the meeting was on positive note.
The following members of COC Karnataka participated in the meeting.
Com S. Radhakrishna President of COC Karnataka
( Representing department AG’s)
Com Juliana Vincent Vice President of COC Karnataka
(Representing department Survey of India).
Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary of COC Karnataka
(Representing department Central Ground Water Board.)
Com Vinod Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka
(Representing department Income Tax office).
Com M,Ramakrishna Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka
(Representing department RMS).
Com Dominic Vijaya Anand Finance Secretary COC Karnataka (Representing department Postal Accounts).
Com D.K.Bharathi Assistant Secretary of COC Karnataka
(Representing department Postal Admin.)
Com Muthukumar Advisor of COC Karnataka
(Representing department Postal.)
Com C.A.Kamesharwary Asst Finance Secretary of COC Karnataka
(Representing department IMD.)
The President Com Radhakrishna welcomed the Chairman and Members of the 7th CPC for the meeting.
The General Secretary Com P.S.Prasad presented the power point presentation.
The interactions were held for about 50 minutes with the Pay Commission officials,Com Radhakrishna, Com P.S.Prasad, Com Muthukumar , Com Vinod, & Com Ramakrishna spoke effectively on various subjects.
The following items and points were presented:
It was brought to the notice of the commission that the cost of living is high in Bangalore compared to other metro cities in the country and the prices of all essential commodities are comparatively high in the State of Karnataka. House rent is in the range of Rs 7000/- per month to Rs 35,000/- per month. The private school fees is from Rs 25,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per year. Donation is also too high, the cost of local transportation is from Rs 2000/- to Rs 10,000/- per month.
(This was only informative portion on prices)
It was brought to the notice of the commission that:
a) Since Government is a model employer, they should provide minimum wages as per the 15 ILO conference and other wages as per the educational qualification & skill requirement of the job
b) Higher skill requirement due to computer usage and modernisation of equipment’s. The skill requirement is higher compared to earlier days due to technology advancement.
c) The higher inflation which is existing from the last eight years which is effecting the Government Employees, the money value has gone down to a large extent & there is erosion in wages.
calculation, whereas in private sector allowances are not taxed
(The commission Agreed to consider this on the lines of JCM memorandum)
It was brought to the notice of the commission that to attract higher talent to Central Government higher pay scales should be given.
(The commission was of the view that people choose their career on various aspects including wages. Wages of Government employees cannot be compared with private sector. It was pointed out by us that though the wages cannot be compared with private sector there is a need to keep the wages in central government that people will continue in government after joining. Chairman assured to examine this aspect)
EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Increment rate of 5% and Promotion policy.
a) As the Government employee put more and more service, he will be more trained to perform his duties in a better befitting manner. Thus the Government is more beneficial as good quality of work can be expected from an experienced official.
b) His family responsibility will increase with age.
c) They has to educate the children in professional courses, marriage of his children has to be performed, his medical expenses will also increase.
d) There should be adequate financial protection for him, the better rate of increment should motivate him to work more.
e) The person joining a Central Government Service is not just for the employment is for a whole career.
f) On promotion one shall get two additional increments subject to an minimum salary increase of Rs 3000/- per month as he will perform higher duties and responsibility’s.
g) He shall get not less than five financial up gradations in promotional hierarchy during his service to motivate him to work more.
h) Similarly the scientist are provided to FCS and get promotions every 4 years.
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Consumer Price Index & Dearness Allowance Formula.
a) CPI as on 1/1/2006 was 115.76 points.
b) CPI as on 1/1/2014 was 237 points.
c) The CPI has increased by 121 points .
d) But the DA increased by just 100% as on 1/1/2014 from 1/1/2006.
e) The actual DA should have been 121 % not just 100% as on Jan 2014.
f) Actual increase in price rise is more than 200 % and DA should have been more than 200%.
g) 6 months average DA computation of Consumer Price Index should be provided to Central Government employees rather than 12 months average.
h) Rounding off DA be done whenever it crosses fraction more than 0.50
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Allowances
a) All allowances such as HRA, Tour DA, CEA (tuition fees) , Cashier Allowances, etc. should be increased by four times.
b) OTA & Night Duty to be paid on par with Railways .
c) When ever there is an increase in Dearness Allowance, the above allowances be also increase as in the case of Transport allowance.
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Transport allowance
a) The field oriented organizations like CGWB, Survey Of India, GSI, IBM, IMD, etc. most of the categories remain in fields, even Postal Employees and AG’s Employees are effected.
b) Now the field going staff are deprived of earlier CCA and present Transport Allowance as they cannot fulfill the condition of at least one day stay in a month in head quarters.
c) This condition of being present at Hqrs. Office at least a day in a calendar month becoming eligible for transport Allowances should be removed.
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on taxes:
a) The Fifth Central Pay commission in its report vide para no105.12 has said that Dearness allowance be paid free of net taxes as the DA is paid for compensation against price rise. All other allowances should also be paid net of taxes which has been examined by 5th CPC in para no 167.
(The commission agreed to examine this suggestion.)
Health Care system:
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Health Care system
a) More CGHS hospitals should be made available or alternatively the person should have the option to choose any of the hospitals of his choice and the bill to be passed with AIMS rates.
b) Existing CGHS system needs improvement.
c) Proper ward entitlement should be made as per grades.
d) Cash less facility for hospitalization.
e) Autonomous bodies shall also be included in CGHS
(The commission to examine this suggestion, but not satisfied with demand of Cash less facility for hospitalization.)
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on following issues.
a) Central Government Strength.
b) Non-filling up of vacant posts has resulted in increased work load on the existing employees.
c) Lower Spending by Central Government on its Employees.
d) Leave / Holidays.
e) 12 days Casual Leave.
f) Restrictions EL of 300 days to be removed.
g) The PSU are providing reward medals after 15 years, 25 years and end of service, similarly such reward should be provided to Central Government Employees.
h) In case of death of Government Servant during while on duties, his family members should get compassionate appointment not considering restrictions of 5%.
i) Education Loan should be provided.
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