Dec 19, 2014

BSNL pensioners demand industrial DA

P. Abhimanyu, All India General Secretary of the BSNL Employees Union addresses the 3rd State Conference of the All India BSNL DOT Pensioners' ssociation in Vellore on Tuesday. Photo: C. Venkatachalapathy


Petition submitted to Seventh Pay Commission to fix minimum pension as 67 % of last drawn pay

The All India BSNL DoT Pensioners’ Association (AIBDPA) has demanded the extension of the 78.2 per cent industrial dearness allowance (IDA) currently given to the employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to the pensioners as well. It has submitted a petition to the Seventh Pay Commission to fix the minimum pension payable to the pensioners of BSNL and the Department of Telecommunications as 67 per cent of the last drawn pay, according to K.G. Jayaraj, All India General Secretary of the AIBDPA.

Talking to newspersons on the sidelines of the third state conference of AIBDPA, Tamil Nadu here on Tuesday, Mr. Jayaraj said that the association has been conducting a series of struggles in support of its demands. The association has been concerned at the implementation of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act enacted during the last session of the Parliament in the previous United Progressive Alliance regime. “A major challenge to the pensioners’ community in the country is that the PFDRA Act does not guarantee the minimum pension”. The PFDRA contains a provision that any existing pension scheme in the country can be brought into the ambit of the PFDRA Act through an executive order. Therefore, those pensioners who are now covered by the existing Defined Benefit Pension Scheme are also in danger of losing their pension under the PFDRA Act, he said.

The AIBDPA general secretary said that the association proposed to collect one crore signatures from the people and submit a memorandum to the MPs to represent their demands in Parliament during its session in February 2015. The demands included the revival of BSNL, which would be the main demand during the indefinite strike proposed to be launched by the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations from March 17, 2015. The other demands included revision of pension once in five years, parity in pension between the present BSNL pensioners and the past pensioners (those who retired prior to January 1, 2007), fixing of family pension as 50 per cent of the last drawn pay, and immediate restoration of the medical allowance hitherto paid to the BSNL pensioners.

Speaking at the conference, P. Abhimanyu, All India General Secretary of BSNL Employees Union wanted a mechanism to be created under which pension of the retired employees would be revised even if the serving employees do not get wage revision.

G. Sukumaran, Tamil Nadu State General Secretary of the Centre for Trade Unions (CITU) inaugurated the conference. S. Mohandas, state secretary of AIBDPA presided.
SOURCE - THE HINDU

Defence forces approach 7th pay commission seeking pay parity


NEW DELHI: The three services of the defence force have submitted a joint memorandum to the Seventh Central Pay Commission seeking pay parity, the government said today.

"They have sought review and enhancement of grade pay of service officers and personnel below officer rank and initial pay fixation of lieutenant colonel, colonel and brigadier equivalents", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Rajya Sabha




SOURCE - economic times

Dec 16, 2014

7th Pay Commission and its Interim Report- Government’s Reply in Parliament

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-230
ANSWERED ON-25.11.2014

7th Pay Commission

230 . SHRI SHANTARAM NAIK
a) the details of meetings, the 7th Pay Commission has taken so far and the items/issues discussed till date;
b) the States, visited, by the Commission if any till date and the States which the Commission proposes to visit;
c) whether the Commission proposes to take the views of the State Governments as regards their pay-scales since invariably, most of the States adopt the Central Pay Commission reports;
d) whether Commission proposes to submit any interim report;
e) whether the Commission proposes to make any recommendations to bring in financial transparency; and
f) if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER
SHRI JAYANT SINHA
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(a)&(b): The 7th Central Pay Commission is required to make its recommendations on its Terms of Reference. Also, the Commission is to devise its own procedure. The Commission’s Terms of Reference do not enjoin upon it to keep the Government updated on its functioning and the procedure being followed by it during the course of its deliberations.
(c ): The Terms of Reference of the Commission provide that the Commission will make its recommendations, keeping in view, inter alia, the likely impact of the recommendations on the finances of the State Governments, which usually adopt the recommendations with some modifications.
(d)to(f): The Commission is required to submit its report on its Terms of Reference. However, no Report, including any interim one, has so far been submitted by the Commission.
SOURCE- govemployees .in

Dec 14, 2014

7th Pay Commission to be implemented by Jan 2016

A daily publication has published estimated pay scales of 7th Pay Commission and claimed that these pay scales will ultimately be implemented in the final report of 7th Pay Commission. Please read this news paper report:-


Note:- These pay scales have been published in news publication, www.govemployees.com has nothing to do with this report. As a responsible website we once again mention that 7th Pay Commission is still in the office and didn’t submit it’s report to the government. We cannot confirm the authenticity of this report. Views given in this report belong solely to the news paper report.
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7th Pay panel members to visit Jaisalmer

JAISALMER: The newly formed 7th Pay Commission delegation led by Justice A K Mathur will be in Jodhpur today and visit Jaisalmer on December 13. The delegation's purpose is to observe the BSF and other Central government employees and officers who are on duty at remote areas and are guarding the international border in tough conditions. Sources said that many Central departments including Army and paramilitary forces have sent many recommendations for change in salary to the Commission. The panel's recommendations will be given to the Centre next year.
source - toi

Nov 24, 2014

Whether 7th Pay Commission proposes to submit Interim Report?

Is Interim Relief Likely for Central Government Employees?
Is it really possible for Central Government employees to get an interim relief this time? Let us look at it in detail.
‘Interim Relief’ may be defined as the temporary relief given to employees before the new Pay Commission’s recommendations are implemented. ‘Interim relief will be treated sui generis’, most of the Finance Ministry orders included the sentence when sanctioning interim relief.
If one looks at the interim relief granted in 1983 and 1993, it can also be inferred that interim relief is granted in order to correct the errors in salary revision once every ten years. One gets the feeling as if an entire Pay Commission was lost simply for the sake of a small hike.
During the previous Pay Commission, particularly in 5th CPC, since 50% DA Merger was granted, there was no interim relief.
Here are some of the reasons why interim relief is normally granted :
* It has been granted a number of times before, in the past.
* DA Merger hasn’t been sanctioned this time
* Prices have touched the skies
* Some errors in the formulation of once-in-a-decade Pay Commission…etc.,
Reasons cited for the Government’s refusal to sanction DA Merger/interim relief:
* 7th Pay Commission was constituted at the justify time.
* There was no recommendation for DA Merger in the 6th Pay Commission
* There was a recommendation against DA merger in the 6th Pay Commission (the Commission is, therefore, not recommending merger of dearness allowance with basic pay at any stage).
* In the event that the Price Index is taken as 115.76 instead of 306.33 for the DA calculations.
All the Central Government Employees Unions and Federations are functioning with the intention of getting the DA merged with the basic pay. If that doesn’t happen, these federations are hoping that interim relief will be offered through the 7th Pay Commission’s interim report.
This is very much possible if Modi Government is willing to accept the demand.
And one more updation on this issue, Member of Parliament Shri.Shantaram Naik asked some questions about the 7th Pay Commission including submission of interim report as follows…
RAJYA SABHA
7th Pay Commission
230. SHRI SHANTARAM NAIK: Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) the details of meetings, the 7th Pay Commission has taken so far and the items/ issues discussed till date;
(b) the States, visited, by the Commission if any till date and the States which the Commission proposes to visit;
(c) whether the Commission proposes to take the views of the State Governments as regards their pay-scales since invariably, most of the States adopt the Central Pay Commission reports;
(d) whether Commission proposes to submit any interim report;
(e) whether the Commission proposes to make any recommendations to bring in financial transparency; and
(f) if so, the details thereof?
The written answers of above said questions will be available on or after 25th November 2014.
source - 7thpaycommissionnews .in/

Nov 14, 2014

Commission’s visit to Hyderabad from 18th to 20th November, 2014.

The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Hyderabad from 18th to 20th November, 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views.
Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.
The last date for receiving request for meeting is 17th Nov. 2014 (1700 hours).
SOURCE-http://7cpc.india.gov.in/news06.html

Meetings held by 7th CPC (as on 12.11.2014)

DateMeeting with
09.11.2014At Mumbai: IPS Association, Maharashtra; Assistant Audit Officers’ Association; Competent Authority – SAFEMA/NDPSA; Indian Revenue Service Promotee Officers’ Association; Indian Revenue Service Association, Mumbai; Films Division Cameramen; Indian Naval Armament Service Association; Directorate of Marketing and Inspection Employees’ Association
08.11.2014At Mumbai: All India Defence Pharmacist Association; Orthotics and Prosthetics Association of India; All India CGHS Employees’ Association; All India Association of Statistical Investigators; National Railway Mazdoor Union; All India Naval Technical Supervisory Staff Association; Ordnance Factories Group B Gazetted Officers; National Defence Non-Gazetted Staff Association; All India Association of Non-Gazetted Officers; The Naval Employees’ Union
07.11.2014At Mumbai: ISRO Pensioners’ Association; Directorate of Purchase and Stores Employees’ Association; Atomic Energy Workers and Staff Union; National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees; Atomic Energy Workers and Staff Union; BARC Employees’ Association, Tarapur; All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents; All India Savings Bank Control Employees’ Union; All India Central Labour Welfare Organization Staff Association; Central Government Pensioners’ Welfare Association
06.11.2014At Mumbai: Central Railway Promotee Officers’ Association; Central Railway Mazdoor Sangh; All India Train Controllers’ Association; Central Railway Engineers’ Association; Bhartiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh; All India Loco Running Staff Association; Western Railway Motormen’s Association; Indian Railways Radiographers’ Association; All India Loco Inspectors’ Welfare Association; Rashtriya Bhartiya Khani Vibhag Karmchari Sangh; Indian Bureau of Mines Employees’ Association; Central Water and Power Research Station; Indian Forest Service Association, Maharashtra
30.10.2014S30 Retired Pensioners’ Association; PFRDA
29.10.2014Director General and Other officers of Defence Estate
13.10.2014At Leh: Personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Defence Institute of High Altitude Research, DRDO, BRO, ITBP, MES, All Ladakh Central Government Employees Association
09.10.2014At Dehradun: Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association, LBSNAA; National Institute for the Visually Handicapped Employees’ Union; Ministerial Staff Association, Survey of India; Topographical Staff Association, Survey of India; Class III Service Association, Survey of India; Central Government Library Association; Faculty, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy; Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy Staff Association; Faculty, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
08.10.2014At Dehradun: National Defence Medical Laboratory Technical Staff Association; All India Association of Clerical Employees of Ordnance Factories; Employees Union Ordnance Factory, Dehradun; All India Association of Non-Gazetted Officers of Ordnance & Equipment Factories and Quality Assurance Organization; Staff Association, Rashtriya Indian Military College; All India DGQA Engineers Association; Wildlife Institute of India
24.09.2014Indian Ex-servicemen Movement
23.09.2014CRPF Officers
22.09.2014BSF Officers; Forum of retired CAPF officers
17.09.2014Aviation Research Centre
16.09.2014RPF Group ‘A’ Officers, IIM Bangalore
15.09.2014Disabled War Veterans (DISWAVE) Association, DG Bureau of Police Research and Development
26.08.2014At Bangalore: IAS Officers’ Association, IPS Officers’ Association, IFS Officers’ Association
25.08.2014At Bangalore: IIM Bangalore, ISRO
24.08.2014At 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, Indian Railway Loco Runningmen Organisation, 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, All India Loco Running Staff Association
21.08.2014Physiotherapy Forum; Indian Ordnance Factories Group’B’ Gazetted Officers Association
20.08.2014Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan
24.07.2014Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League
23.07.2014Bharat 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
22.07.2014Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association
21.07.2014Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW
19.06.2014Indian 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)
18.06.2014IFS 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
17.06.2014IAS 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
16.06.2014IPS 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
source-http://7cpc.india.gov.in/meetings.html

Railway Board has referred three allowances to 7th Central Pay Commission for their consideration and recommendation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(P&A)II-2014/Misc.3/7th CPC New Delhi,
dated : 20.10.2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Information pertaining to Allowance payable to Officers/ Staff of Railways.
Ref: D.O. letter No. 7 CPC/15/Questionnaire dt. 23.04.2014 from Secretary, 7th CPC to Chairman, Railway Board.
*****
The undersigned is directed to state that, in continuation of this Ministry’s OM of even number dt. 25.7.14 and 21.8.2014 on the above cited subject, briefs on three allowances (viz. Running Allowance, Additional Allowance and Breakdown Allowance) peculiar to Inidan Railways are being referred to the Seventh CPC for their consideration and recommendation. The under mentioned information/documents are being attached herewith for further necessary action please.
I Running Allowance for running staff.
1. A brief on the pay element and the rates of Running Allowance for the running staff on the Indian Railways.
2. Annexures as indicated in the brief.
3. Report of the Running Allowance Committee, July 1968.
4. Report of the Committee on Running Allowances, April-1980.
5. Report of the Committee on the Running Allowance-2002, July, 2005.
6. Rules for the Payment of Running and other Allowance to the Running Staff, 1981.
II Additional Allowance as pay for all purposes including computation of
retirement benefits of running staff.
1. Brief on reckoning of Additional Allowance as pay for all purposes including computation of retirement benefits of running staff on the Indian Railways.
2. Annexures as indicated in the brief.
III Revision of Breakdown Allowance (BDA).
1. Brief on revision of Breakdown Allowance (BDA) granted to eligible Breakdown Staff on the Indian Railways.
2. Annexures as indicated in the brief.
(K.Shankar)
 Director/E(P&A)
Railway Board
Ph. 23378399
Encl: As above.
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