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.
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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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