Oct 28, 2013

NMC urges PM to appoint chairman for 7th Pay Commission



National Mazdoor Conference has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint the chairman and other members of the 7th Pay Commission and hold discussions with representatives of the Centre and state government employees in this regard.

"National Mazdoor Conference has urged to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint chairman and other members of the 7th Commission and hold discussions with representatives of both Centre and state government employees in this regard as the Central and state government employees and pensioners will be entitled to 7th Pay Commission with effect from January one, 2016," NCM President Subash Shastri said.

An early notification for appointing chairman and other members of the announced 7th Pay Commission is the need of the hour, as it will have a bearing on about one crore employees and pensioners, both with the Central as well as state governments, Shastri said addressing a NMC workers rally at Rani Park here.

"50 per cent of the DA should be forthwith merged into the basic pay and pension," he suggested, adding that 20 per cent interim relief should be sanctioned as early as possible in favour of Central and state government employees and pensioners.

The NMC chief also demanded regularization of all daily- rated workers and casual and seasonal labourers engaged in different government departments.

He appealed to the Chief Minister, Finance Minister and Chief Secretary to formulate a comprehensive policy for the regularization of all such workers.
Source - new indian express

7th Pay Panel Will Look Into Concerns of Elderly: PM's Adviser



The Centre has always been concerned about genuine problems of senior citizens and the Seventh Pay Commission will look into the demands of pensioners, TKA Nair, adviser to the Prime Minister, said today.

"Several schemes benefiting the elderly and pensioners have been implemented by the government. The 7th pay commission will also look into the request and demand of pensioners.

"It is always our concern to endeavour into the genuine problems of elderly citizens. We have been taking different effective steps at the state, national and international levels for the ageing population of our country," he said.

Nair was speaking at a seminar organised on World Elders Day by Akila Bharatha Mooththa Kudimakkal Matrum Pensionergal Koottamaipu (ABMKPK), a Tamil-Nadu based body for senior citizens.

The association also staged a rally from Jantar Mantar to Kamini Auditorium prior to the seminar demanding fare concessions and relaxations in health schemes, rent-free telephone for lone senior citizens and tax relief for senior citizens.

Speaking at the seminar, A Saminathan, ABMKPK President, said, "Our primary aim is to educate the people about the benefits being provided by the government. We have set up many offices in various part of the state for the purpose."

Putting forth another demand, he said, "Railways should provide 50 per cent fare concession for 58-year-old men and free travel by train for senior citizens above 80 years of age."
Source - outlook india