Jul 16, 2018

7th Pay Commission: MSP hike raises hope of govt employees for higher pay scale, fitment factor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's decision to hike Minimum Support Price (MSP) for farmers has fuelled the hope of the employees who have been seeking clarity over their fitment factor and minimum pay scale demand beyond the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission. As per a report in Zee Business, every time the government approves something which relates to the 7th Pay Commission, the 48 lakh government employees start to think whether their demands will soon be met. 

Also, with the Lok Sabha elections due next year, it is unlikely that the Centre will ignore the demands of the government employees. The employees have been at loggerheads with the government claiming that the salary increase recommended by seventh pay commission is insufficient, the report said.

7th Pay Commission: As central government employees wait for big decision, govt term coming to end

7th Pay commission: The pressure on Centre from all sides, interested parties, lobbyists, teachers, Indian Railways employees and yes, even central government employees is getting intense

7th Pay commission: The pressure on Centre from all sides, interested parties, lobbyists, teachers, Indian Railways employees and yes, even central government employees is getting intense. Reason behind that is the fact that each segment has made demands for sops and salary hikes and the results of this pressure are awaited. What is adding to the urgency is the fact that this government is at the fag end of its 5 years in office. General elections are looming.

7th Pay Commission: Minimum Pay, Fitment Factor Hike For Central Government Employees Likely Soon?

As August 15 nears, the hopes of over 50 lakh Central Government employees and an equivalent retirees for a hike in minimum pay and fitment factor beyond the 7th Pay Commission recommendations remain on an all-time high. If reports are to be believed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Independence Day, is expected to make an announcement about a hike in fitment factor and minimum pay of Central Government employees.

The speculation gains further strength after a hike in minimum support price (MSP) was announced by PM Modi recently. On the other hand, if reports are to be believed, the Central and State government employees, who are waiting a salary hike beyond 7th CPC or 7th Pay Commission recommendations, might receive a good news from the Centre ahead of the issue of notification on the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 by Election Commission of India’s (ECI).

Jul 14, 2018

GDS Postal Employees – Wide Gap Between GDS Committee Report And Implementation On Pay


Shri Manoj SinhajiHon’ble Minister of State for Communications (IC)

Govt. of India

Sanchar Bhawan

New Delhi-110001

Sub. :- Recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra GDS Committee on pay structure and service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Department of posts.

Punjab Govt Exempts Women Staff From Dope Test

Days after announcing that Punjab’s 3.5 lakh-strong government staff would have to undergo screening for drugs, the state government on Thursday decided to exempt women employees from the test.

The state government has about 90,000 women employees. Sources said the decision to exempt them was taken on the ground that the percentage of women addicted to drugs in Punjab was minuscule and because it would not send the right signal if they are asked to undergo a dope test. It has also been decided that employees will be reimbursed the Rs 1,500 they currently pay for the test.

The Indian Express has learnt that in a set of guidelines issued to Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s office has said that those on medication for ailments should also be exempted after they submit their prescriptions from a health expert. There were concerns about false positive tests if the employees were on medication.

SBI Orders Recovery Of Overtime Pay From Staff Of Associate Banks

State Bank of India has instructed its various zones to recover the ‘compensation’ given to officers of its erstwhile associate banks for over-time work during the demonetisation days in late 2016.

According to the SBI communication, the compensation was meant for those working in SBI’s branches, and related to the period when the five associate banks functioned on their own.

Over 70,000 officers and employees became part of the SBI when its associate banks — State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Travancore and State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur — merged with the parent on April 1, 2017.

“The claim related to the period prior to the merger of e-Abs (erstwhile Associate Banks) should have been dealt by e-Abs at the material time and we have no record of any commitment to pay the same,” the communication said, adding that instruction issued earlier this year for payment of compensation was only in respect of those who worked in SBI’s branches.

MEA Staffs Under CBI Lens For Drawals From GPF Accounts

The CBI has registered a case against unknown officials of Ministry of External Affairs and others for their alleged role in fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 92 lakh from various GPF accounts of the ministry during 2017-2018.

The crime came to light during a preliminary internal review conducted by the office of Principal Chief Controller of Accounts of Ministry of External Affairs. The review was conducted on a complaint received by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday from ministry’s Controller of Accounts Shailendra Kumar, an agency official said.

In its complaint, Kumar alleged that Rs 91.90 lakh was withdrawn in four fraudulent transactions made on August 23, 2017; September 5, 2017; October 23, 2017 and February 2 from four different GPF accounts in Central Bank of India’s south Delhi’s Safdarjung Enclave-based branch, Canara Bank branch in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly, Axis Bank branch in south Delhi’s Saket and United Bank of India branch in Guwahati’s G.S. Road in Assam respectively.

Bank, LIC,GIC Unions To Protest Against Govt Policies Today

Employee unions of banks and state-run insurance companies will stage a sit-in at Azad Maiden in the city tomorrow to protest against privatisation of banks, allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in the insurance sector and to expedite wage revision.

The protest is called by the Co-ordination Committee of Bank, Insurance and Financial Sector Unions (CCBIFU), a joint platform of unions – All India Bank Employee Association (AIBEA), All India Banks Officers Association (AIBOA) and All India LIC Employees Federation (AILICEF), a release from CCBIFU said yesterday.

Employee unions from General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC), New India Assurance and United India Insurance are also participating, it added.

Meeting Of National Anomaly Committee On 17.7.2018

Next Meeting of National Anomaly Committee to be held on 17.7.2018 – Staff Side, Meeting Notice


Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi

Dated July 13, 2018

Meeting Notice

MACP Benchmark – Clarification Issued By MoD

Benchmark for financial upgradation under MACP clarification regarding dated 11.07.2018

Government of India

Ministry of Defence

Department of Defence

D(Civ I)

Jul 13, 2018

Central Government Holidays List During The Year 2019 – Closed Holidays And Restricted Holidays

Central Government Holidays List 2019 – Closed Holidays and Restricted holidays applicable to all Central Government Offices in Delhi and outside Delhi – DOPT Office Memorandum

F.No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2

Dated 11.07.2018

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)

Establishment(JCA – 2)Section

North Block, New Delhi

Dated 11th July,2018