Dec 21, 2014

Will 7th Pay Commission announce Interim Relief

Will 7th Pay Commission announce Interim Relief? In a resolution dated 28th February, 2014, Government of India had appointed the Seventh Central Pay Commission comprising Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur as Chairman, Shri Vivek Rae as full time Member, Dr. Ratin Roy as part time Member and Smt. Meena Agarwal as Secretary. The Commission is headquartered in Delhi and has been given 18 months from date of its constitution to make its recommendations. Almost year has passed and now its prerogative of 7th Pay Commission to give Interim Relief. Please read this news paper article:-
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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