Jan 28, 2015

Himachal announces 7% DA for state staff

The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday announced seven per cent dearness allowance (DA) to the state employees. This DA is due from July last year. The arrears up to March 2015 will be deposited in the provident fund of the staff. "The enhanced DA will put a burden of Rs 300 crore on the state exchequer," Himachal Pradesh Chief MinisterVirbhadra Singh said. 
Himachal is believed to have the highest ratio of government employees in the country. There are close to 2.5 lakh government staff, while the population of the state is 68 lakh. While many blame the 13th Finance Commission for underestimating the committed liabilities of the state, despite being a special category hill state. Others say successive governments in the state have mismanaged funds. This also include providing maximum number of government jobs to people.
Source - business-standard

Jan 20, 2015

Meetings held by 7th Pay Commission with stake holders as on 14.01.2015

14.01.2015 At Kolkata:
All India Railway Accounts Staff Association, SER Chapter; Technical Assistants’ Association of IIEST; All India Postal Stenographers’ Association; Eastern Railwaymen’s Congress (ERMC); All India Data Processing Officers’ Association; National Institute for the Orthopedically Handicapped Staff Association; Commercial Intelligence Union; Commercial Intelligence and Statistics Employees Association; Employees’ Association, CAT-III, Office of AG, WB; All India Customs Ministerial Officers’ Association; All India Customs Ministerial Employees Federation; National Library Employees Association; East Coast Railway Engineers’ Association; The Company Law Administrative Employees Association; Joint Council of Action of Income Tax Associations, WB.
13.01.2015 At Kolkata:
All India P&T SC/ST Employees’ Welfare Association, WB Postal Circle; All India (Postal) Administrative Offices Employees Union; Postal Engineers’ Association; National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organization Employees’ Association; IAS Officers’ Association; Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officers’ Association; IPS Officers’ Association; GSI Scientific Officers’ Association (GSISOA); GSI Employees Association; BARC Officers’ Association; All India Postal Administrative Offices’ Association; National Library Staff Association; National Defence Non-Gazetted Staff Association; National Defence Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers’ Association; OFB Retired Employees’ Association; All India Ordnance Factories Teaching Staff Association; Indian Railway Medical Laboratory Technologists Association; Indian Ordnance Factory Gazetted Officers Association; National Federation of Printing, Stationery and Publication Employees
15.12.2014 At Jodhpur:
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti; All Staff & Welfare Inspectors of North Western Railway; Retired ICAR Employees Welfare Society (RICAREWES); National Union of Postal Employees (Group-C); All India Train Controllers Association; KVS; All India Ex Para Military Association; Legal Men’s Association (Railways); BRO; Rajasthan Radiographer Association
12.12.2014 At Jodhpur:
Laboratory Technician Union, Rajasthan; Aids Control Employees Infection Diseases Centre; Coordinating Committee Central Government Pensioners Organisation, Rajasthan State; All India Pensioners’ Forum for Retired Officers of Central Ex. Customs & Service Tax Deptt.; Defence Laboratories Employees Union; All India Association of Clerical Employees of Ordnance Factories (AIACEOF); Rashtriya Raksha Ayudh Karamchari Sangh; North West Railway Engineers Association; Association of Railway Nurses of India; Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association; All India Loco Running Staff Association; Public Prosecutors RPF
23.11.2014 Representatives of Supreme Court of India
19.11.2014 At Hyderabad:
South Central Railways Employees Sangh; SVP NPA Employees’ Association; Nuclear Fuel Complex, IWU, NUFCOSSA and NFCSAA; Rail Mazdoor Union; All India MES Civilian Engineers’ Association; NIMS Paramedicals Employees Union & Society of Indian Radiographers; All India Central Government Deaf Employees; Scientific Workers Association; All India Retired Railmen’s Federation; All India MES Civilian Engineers’ Association (AIMCEA); ISRO Retired Employees’ Forum; Postal Officers Pension Association; Accountant General Office Pensioners Association; Naval Armament Inspectors Organization; National Defence Group “B” Gazetted Officers’ Association (NDGBGOA); Ordnance Factory Mazdoor Sangh; Government Employees National Confederation (GENC); South Central Railway Engineers Association (SCREA)
12.11.2014 At Shimla:
HP State Coordination Committee of Central Govt. Employees and Workers; SAS (Accounts) Association; Central Research Institute Employees’ Association; All India NIC S&T Officers’ Association; All India Postal Administrative Officers’ Employees Union Group “C” and “D” NFPE; All India Association of Inspectors and Assistants Superintendents, Posts; All India Postal Employees Union Group “C”; IAS Officers’ Association
09.11.2014 At Mumbai:
IPS Association, Maharashtra; Assistant Audit Officers’ Association; Competent Authority – SAFEMA/NDPSA; Indian Revenue Service Promotee Officers’ Association; Indian Revenue Service Association, Mumbai; Films pision Cameramen; Indian Naval Armament Service Association; Directorate of Marketing and Inspection Employees’ Association, Forest Survey of India
08.11.2014 At 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, National Defence Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers Association
07.11.2014 At 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
06.11.2014 At 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
30.10.2014 S30 Retired Pensioners’ Association; PFRDA
29.10.2014 Director General and Other officers of Defence Estate
13.10.2014 At Leh:
Personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Defence Institute of High Altitude Research, DRDO, BRO, ITBP, MES, All Ladakh Central Government Employees Association
09.10.2014 At 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
08.10.2014 At 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
24.09.2014 Indian Ex-servicemen Movement
23.09.2014 CRPF Officers
22.09.2014 BSF Officers; Forum of retired CAPF officers
17.09.2014 Aviation Research Centre
16.09.2014 RPF Group ‘A’ Officers, IIM Bangalore
15.09.2014 Disabled War Veterans (DISWAVE) Association, DG Bureau of Police Research and Development
26.08.2014 At Bangalore:
IAS Officers’ Association, IPS Officers’ Association, IFS Officers’ Association
25.08.2014 At Bangalore:
IIM Bangalore, ISRO
24.08.2014 At 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
21.08.2014 Physiotherapy Forum; Indian Ordnance Factories Group’B’ Gazetted Officers Association
20.08.2014 Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan
24.07.2014 Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League
23.07.2014 Bharat 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
22.07.2014 Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association
21.07.2014 Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW
19.06.2014 Indian 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)
18.06.2014 IFS 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
17.06.2014 IAS 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
16.06.2014 IPS 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 - govemployees.in

Commission’s visit to Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Andaman & Nicobar Islands from 4th to 7th February, 2015.
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, 7thCentral 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 31st January 2015 (1700 hours).

Jan 17, 2015

7th Pay Commission - Forces seek new pension formula based on last pay

Even as the retired veterans from forces are asking for one-rank-one pension (OROP), the ‘joint services’  memorandum submitted to the 7th pay commission has recommend a pension formula that is based on the last pay drawn.

Sources told the Tribune that the memorandum submitted on behalf of the three services, the Army, the IAF and the Navy, to the commission has suggested that 75 per cent of the last pay drawn should be the benchmark for calculating pension for jawans. In case of officers, 60 per cent of last pay drawn be the benchmark for calculating pension.

This demand has been put forward as the government is yet to implement the one rank-one pension (OROP). On its part, the government has accepted the OROP. Its modalities are being worked out over the past 12 months.

The Rajya Sabha Petitions Committee chaired by Bhagat Singh Koshyari in December 2011 stated that clubbing the defence personnel with the civilian employees for pension purposes was not a considered decision.

The committee laid down the definition of OROP: “It implies that uniform pension be paid to Armed Forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement, and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.

This implies bridging the gap between the rate of pensions of the current pensioners and the past pensioners and also future enhancements in the rate of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.”

Three weeks ago, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had promised “OROP will be implemented....it has a lot of financial implications which are being worked out”. On the civilian side, the pension is 50 per cent of the last pay drawn and the same formula was applied for the forces in the last pay commission.

The forces have argued that 50 per cent of the last pay drawn was more in tune for civilians. People in forces retire early and only 2 per cent of them make it to the rank of Major General or equal in the IAF and Navy that is at a par with Joint Secretary.

The memorandum also says the Military Service Pay (MSP) amount is very small and suggested it be fixed at 30 per cent of basic pay for jawans and 15 per cent of the basic pay for officers.

In case of disability pension, a minimum 10 years of service is required to be eligible. And if a person is injured critically within 10 years and cannot continue further in the forces, he cannot get pension. This 10-year period should be waived, the memorandum suggested.

The suggestions

  • The memorandum says that 75% of last pay drawn should be the benchmark for calculating pensions for jawans
  • In case of officers, 60%of last pay drawn be the benchmark
  • The memorandum also says the Military Service Pay be fixed at 30% of basic pay for jawans and 15% of the basic pay for officers

SOURCE - tribuneindia

Jan 13, 2015

SHOCKING NEWS FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE : 7th Pay Commission refused to merge Dearness Allowance of Central Government Employees

hocking news for the Central Government Employees
No interim relief, till the submission of the Seventh Pay Commission report, also no merging of DA and Pay
Ajay Tiwari/ SNB writes an article about the Interim Relief and Merger of Dearness allowance for Central Government employees. We reproduced the article and given below to our visitors for easy understanding…
New Delhi: Due to a ten thousand crore increase in Annual expense, the central government will neither provide Interim relief, nor merge the DA and Pay until the release of the Seventh Pay commission report.
The Seventh Pay commission has also refused the grant of Rupees Two Thousand as Interim Relief and has turned down the recommendations to merge the DA and Pay for the 34 lakh Central Government Employees.
With respect to these two demands of the Employees, the chairman of the Seventh Pay Commission Magistrate Ashok Kumar Mathur has stated that Issues like Interim relief and merging of DA and Pay are not a part of the terms of reference of the Pay Commission.
When the Pay commission was approached by the Employee representative JCM (Joint Consultative Missionary) with these two demands, the Pay commission has stated that these demands will be considered only when submitted with a letter from the Ministry of Finance or the Ministry of Personnel.
When approached by the JCM, both Ministries refused the Interim Relief and merging of DA and Pay suggestions, stating that the Seventh Pay Commission report will be received within 18 months (August 2015).
Anyhow the Pay commission shows a previous history that the receipt of the Report has always taken at least two years’ time.
• 34 Lakh employees will be affected
• JCM spoke to Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Personnel
Employees also state that there still remain discrepancies in some of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay commission. JCM’s Chairman M Raghavaiah said to ‘Rashtriya Sahara’ that the Government has rejected the Plea stating that the Interim Relief will be adjusted against the report submitted by the Seventh Pay Commission.
They informed that they were urged to merge the DA and Pay since January 2014. Raghavaiah has agreed that the Interim relief (Annual Rs 800 Crores) and the merging of DA and Pay will lead to an annual increase in expense of Rupees Ten Thousand Crores.
The Seventh Pay Commission team will be visiting the Kolkata and Andaman & Nicobar Island group of Employees from 11 to 14 January to know their opinions. The Pay Commission had a scheduled evidence meeting in January with the JCM and other employee federations at Delhi concerning with the previously submitted petitions. Now the same meeting will be held in February.
The General Secretary of JCM, Mr Shivgopal Mishra stated that even after clear instructions from the Government, the fear of reduction of maximum working age to 58 years has not yet left the mind of the employees. He stated that the government has spread the news of reducing the maximum working Age Limit as 58 years to pacify the plea of increasing the working age to 62 years.
He stated that the refusal of Interim relief and merging of DA and Pay requests are steps taken by the government against the employees. He stated that the employee unions have not yet let down these issues, moreover the employee unions have an opinion to fight for their cause. Mishra stated that the Issue regarding Pension for Railway Employees is also a serious one.

Source - govemployees.

Funds for 7th Pay Commission probably will be kept in Budget 2015

source - govemployees .in