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Feb 28, 2016

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Economic Survey: Seventh Pay Commission unlikely to destabilise prices

NEW DELHI: The hike in wages under the Seventh Pay Commission is unlikely to destabilise prices and will have little impact on inflation, the Economic Survey said Friday.
“For most of the current fiscal year, inflation has remained quiescent, hovering within the RBI’s target range of 4-6 percent. But looming on the horizon is the increase in wages and benefits recommended for government workers by the Seventh Pay Commission 

7th Pay Commission: Modi Govt ready to implement 'salary hike' recommendation

New Delhi, Feb 27: Giving the hint that Centre is all set to implement Seventh Pay Commission, Government said that 'salary hike' will have little impact on inflation. This was stated in the Economic Survey tabled in the Parliament on Sunday.

"For most of the current fiscal year, inflation has remained quiescent, hovering within the RBI's target range of 4-6 per cent. But looming on the horizon is the increase in wages and benefits recommended for government workers by the Seventh Pay Commission .

Feb 27, 2016

Meeting of Empowered committee of Secretaries with Office Bearers of Staff side of Standing committee of National Council JCM

Meeting of Empowered committee of Secretaries with Office Bearers of Staff side of Standing committee of National Council JCM


F.No.1-2/2016-IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell

Dated: 25th February 2016

To
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National council (Staff Side)
13-C, Ferozshah Road
New Delhi – 110 001
(Fax- 23363167)

Subject: Meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) with Office bearers of Staff Side of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) on recommendations of the 7th Central Pay – Postponement – reg.

Sir,
In partial Supersession of this office letter of even number dated 24.02.2016 it is intimated the meeting of the office bearers of the staff side of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) with the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) will now be held on 01.03.2016 at 6.45 PM in the Committee Room, Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

2. The above change in the date and time of the meeting may please be noted.

3. Inconvenience caused is regretted.

Thanking you

Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Ram Gopal)
Under Secretary (IC-I)
Tel: 26116647

Source: http://indwf.blogspot.in/

Highly disappointing Rail Budget – NFIR

It is quite disappointing that although the Bonus Act has been amended w.e.f. 01.10.4.2014 for calculation of Bonus rates to Rs. 7000/- p.m., the Railway Minster did not make any announcement for making payment of PL Bonus to Railway employees at revised rate of Rs. 7000/- p.m. for the year 2014-15.


NFIR 
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Press Statement

Highly disappointing Rail Budget

The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) expresses its serious disappointrnent over the Rail Budget (2016-17) presented by Shri Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister in the Parliament on 25th February 2016. According to the President and General Secretary NFIR Shri Guman Singh and Raghavaiah, the Rail Budget document is “towards journey for privatization of Indian Railways in the name of transformation”.

7th CPC recommendations on retirement benefits NCCPA Latest Circular and Letter to Joint Secretary Implementation Cell

Detailed report of the meeting held on 10th February 2016 between Joint Secretary (IC) and Members of the Staff-Side of the Standing Committee (National Council-JCM) 

"The Staff-Side brought out their concerns on all the 26 demands included in the Charter of Demands and all the points brought out by them in the letter of the NJCA dt. 10.12.2015 were reiterated."


Minutes of the Meeting of Joint Secretary (IC) with the Members of the Staff-Side of the Standing Committee (National Council-JCM) held on 19.02.2016

Government ready to implement recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday presented the Economic Survey in parliament. The government has said that the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission which has a bearing on the common man, has stated that it will not impact market price volatality.

According to report, increase in wages recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is unlikely to destabilise prices and will have little impact on inflation.

Central govt employees demand minimum salary of Rs 26,000

New Delhi, Feb 25: Government employees have demanded a minimum salary of Rs 26,000 as against Rs 18,000 recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission while threatening to go on strike if demands not met. "Minimum Pay needs to be revised to Rs 26,000 per month and the minimum pay of Rs 18,000 as recommended by 7th CPC is not acceptable," said Minutes of the meeting of Joint Secretary (IC) with the members of the Staff-side of the Standing Committee (National Council-JCM). Secretary, Staff-side, Standing Committee (National Council-Joint Consultative Machinery) said Staff-side is "not at all happy" with the recommendations of the CPC and, in fact, "no section of the employees is satisfied", as the Commission has recommended a minimal pay increase as compared to the previous Pay Commissions. The Secretary further stated that an amicable and mutually negotiated settlement of these demands is necessary as "non-acceptance would further cause resentment in the employees".

Feb 26, 2016

रेलवे 7वें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों को कैसे लागू करेगा?

नई दिल्ली-  रेलवे को 7वें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों को लागू करने के लिए 28,500 करोड़ रुपए का बोझ वहन करना होगा। विशेषज्ञ यह मानकर चल रहे थे कि इस अतिरिक्त खर्च्चे की भरपाई के लिए रेलमंत्री इस बजट में यात्रि किराए तथा माल भाड़े में वृद्धि का ऐलान कर सकते हैं।

लेकिन प्रभु ने बजट में यात्रि ​किराए तथा माल भाड़े में कोई वृद्धि नहीं की है। आखिर रेलवे कैसे 7वें वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों को लागू करने पर आने वाले अतिरिक्त वित्तीय बोझ को वहन करेगा? रेलवे की इस संबंध में क्या योजना है? इन प्रश्नों का जवाब रेलवे बोर्ड के अध्यक्ष ए.के. मित्तल ने दिया।

Pay commission payout: New action plan to cushion impact - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/business/budget/pay-commission-payout-new-action-plan-to-cushion-impact/#sthash.teHfFkd5.dpuf

With this background, the finance wizards of Railways have created an action plan to exorcise the CPC bogie deftly next fiscal without hiking either fares or freight rates. - 

New Delhi : The Rail Budget this year was prepared under the shadow of the 7th Pay Commission, whose impact is looming on Railways and threatening to make its already dwindling finances haywire. Suresh Prabhu mentioned the Central Pay Commission (CPC) impact as one of the two headwinds before Railways. The other one being a tepid economy.

Union Budget 2016: What can save Arun Jaitley from 7th Pay Commission headache

Budget 2016: FM Arun Jaitley can achieve 3.5 per cent fiscal deficit target for 2016-17 from spectrum auction, says India Ratings ahead of the Union Budget amid concerns over the fiscal consolidation roadmap. "There is a possibility of government making a windfall gain in its non-tax revenue account in case the spectrum sale takes place in FY17. This may help the government to adhere to 3.5 per cent fiscal deficit target of FY17, despite the burden of implementing 7th Pay Commission report award," it said in a note. 

Budget 2016: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission report by FM Arun Jaitley, which suggested 23 per cent

Feb 25, 2016

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Feb 24, 2016

Budget 2016: $16 bn 7th Pay Commission wage bonanza may force Arun Jaitley to cut capex


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Feb 22, 2016

Abolition of affidavit and attestation by Gazetted Officer and adoption of self-certification in KVS


KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
New Delhi – 110 016

F.11029-9/2014-KVSHQ (Admn.-1)/
Date : 18.02.2016
The Deputy Commissioner
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices

SUB: Abolition of affidavit and attestation by Gazetted Officer and adoption of self-certification in KVS-reg.

Sir/Madam,
In pursuance of the Ministry of Personnall Public Grievances & Pensions D.O. letter No.K-11022/67/2012-AR dated 17.07.2014, read with Govt. of Punjab Memo No.3/7/2010-Trg.(3)/1007 dated 10.03.2010, the competent authority, KVS has decided to implement the following in KVS with immediate:-

1 . Self -attested photocopy of Date of Birth Certificate by the parents/legal guardian of the child should be accepted, at the time of grant of admission instead of attestation by a Gazatted Officer/any other Authority.

2. All self-attested photocopy of testimonials from the candidates appointed in KVS be accepted instead of attestation by a Gazatted officer/any other Authority.

3. However, the self attested photocopies of Date of Birth certificate & other testimonials must be verified from the original documents for authenticity and a certificate to this effect must be recorded by Principal/Head of Office etc on the photocopy of the document before placing it on records.

This may be circulated among all Kendriya Vidyalayas functioning under your administrative jurisdiction with the instructions that the same may be brought to the notice of all staff members under proper acknowledgement. These instructions be followed by all Regional Offices/ZIETs Joint & KVs Commissioner meticulously.

sd/-
(Dr.E.Prabhakar)
Joint Commissioner (Pers.)

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Source: www.kvsangathan.nic.in

Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway employees posted to new Zones/new Divisions - NFIR

Railway Board decision on House Rent Allowance – Orders Issued


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(P&A)II-98/HRA-6
RBE No: 20/2016
New Delhi, dated 17/02/2016
The General Manager/CAO’s
All Indian Railways & Production units.

Sub : Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway employees posted to new Zones/new Divisions – Regarding.

Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Board’s letters of even number dated 9.3.2004, 9.8.2005, 9.8.2006, 12.12.2007, 24.10.2008, 10.12.2009 , 01.07.2013 and 24.07.2014 on the above subject.

2. The matter has been considered by the Board subsequent to issue of letter No. E(G)2009 QR 1-2 dated 20.10.2014 and it has been decided that railway employees posted to ECR and NWR may be allowed house rent allowance upto 31.12.2015 on the same terms and conditions laid down in the letter of even number dated 09.03.2004 ibid and as amended/clarified from time to time.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

sd/-
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Director/E(P&A)-II
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

Anomalies OROP Fixation - X Group and Y Group


24 yr X Gp Hony Nb sub's Pension is equal to 24 yr X Gp Nb Sub But 24 Yr Y Gp Hony Nb Sub's pension is not equal to 24 yrs Y Gp Nb Sub.   

24 Yrs XGp Nb Sub Pension increased 10.12%. However, 24 Yrs Y Gp Nb Sub Pension increased only 0.50%. 

While in service Difference between X Gp and Y Gp is pay is Rs 1400 (X GP PAY ONLY). 

Therefore, diff in basic pension between X Gp and Y Gp should be Rs 1400/2 = Rs 700/- only whereas in some cases diff is more than 1500/-  between  ( X and Y Gp).  Huge gap in same rank and same length of service is not justifiable.

In some point of bracket of service pension incr is  0% whereas six months incr/decr service bracket of same rank  pension hike is 4 to 8% more.

NO change in disability pension of soldiers invalid out upto five years of service.  Service element incr  47 to 65% but disability element    incr is 0%.

Source: http://rajasthanveterans.blogspot.in/

PROJECTED POINTS FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSION : OROP ANOMALIES

ANOMALIES : FIXATION OF ONE RANK ONE PENSION (OROP)

TABLE NO 7 BETWEEN X AND Y GP JCOs AND OTHER RANKS OF ARMY, AF AND NAVY


1.  24 Years (X Gp) Nb Sub Pension increased 10.12%. However, 24 Years (Y Gp) Nb Sub pension increased  only 0.50% (Appendix A).

2.     While in service Difference between X Gp and Y Gp pay is Rs 1400 (X Group Pay only).  Therefore, difference in basic pension between X Gp and Y Gp should be Rs 1400/2 = Rs 700/- (50% of X Group Pay) whereas in some cases difference is more than Rs 1700/-  between  ( X and Y Gp) (Appendix A). 

3.     In some point of bracket of service, pension increment  is  0.50% whereas six months  previous/past service bracket of same rank  pension hike is 4 to 8% more (Appendix B).

4.      Even some rank not crossed two figure increment under scheme of OROP and some category have been given four figure increment. Most depressed category under OROP scheme is Nb Sub (Y Gp) who have  given pension increment @ Rs 28/47/63/67/79 per month  between 24-28 yrs service bracket (Appendix B).
  
5.     NO change in disability pension of soldiers invalided out upto five years of service.  Service element increased 47 to 65% but disability element increment is 0% (Appendix C).

6.     X Gp Hony Nb Sub's Pension is equal to X Gp Nb Sub But Y Gp Hony Nb Sub's pension is not equal to Y Gp Nb Sub between 24 Years to 26 years bracket of service. (Appendix D and E).     

7.     Huge gap in same rank and same length of service is not justifiable and also against ethos of “One Rank and one Pension” for same rank and same length of service.

8.    Genuine anomalies should to be looked into to make the OROP Indian Armed Forces Invincible and gap between X Group and Y Group JCOs/OR's pension should be removed completely or kept as per ratio (50% of X Gp Pay)  to avoid any further gap/fraction between Jawan’s of X and Y Group at a later stage as all X and Y Group soldiers are now ex servicemen and Non Effective.

Pay Rise 54% in 6th CPC – 7th CPC Recommended only 14.3% - NFIR

The need for fixing the minimum wages at Rs 26,000/- and modifying the multiplying factor was explained in detail with full justification.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

No: II/95/Pt VIII
Dt:19th February, 2016
MESSAGE

On the Invitation of Shri R.K. Chaturvedi, Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance Dr M. Raghavaiah, Chairman/NJCA & GS/NFIR and Shri Guman Singh, Member/NJCA & President/NFIR representing Central Government Federations/Associations attended the meeting at North Block, New Delhi at 11.00AM on 19th February 2016 and explained NJCA’s 1 to 26 charter of demands with full justification for every demand.

The need for fixing the minimum wages at Rs 26,000/- and modifying the multiplying factor was explained in detail with full justification. The leaders drew the attention of Shri Chaturvedi to Page No 63 of 7th CPC which is as follows:

(in percent)
II CPC   
14.2
III CPC  
20.6
IV CPC
27.6
V CPC   
31.0
VI CPC  
54.0
VII CPC 
14.3
It is clear from above that the pay rise is only 14.3% in 7th CPC, which is causing lot of resentment and unrest among 34 lakh Central Govt Employees belonging to Railways, Defence, Postal etc., Mr R.K. Chaturvedi assured to explain the views expressed by NJCA leaders to the Cabinet Secretary and stated that within 10-15 days a meeting between NJCA, Empowered Committee and the Implementation Cell will be held for further discussions.

The NJCA leaders made it ample clear that in the event of No Negotiated Settlement all the central government employees will be compelled to serve Strike Notice on 11th March 2016 and proceed on strike from 6.00AM on 11th April 2016.

As already decided by NJCA all the Central Govt Employees must prepare themselves for Indefinite Strike from 11th April 2016.

sd/-
(Marri Raghavaiah)
CHAIEMAN/NJCM & GS/NFIR

Source: NFIR

Brief of the NJCA meeting held on 19.02.2016 with the Convener, Implementation Cell - NC JCM SS Secretary


NJCA
NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION,
4, STATE ENTRY ROAD, NEW DELHI-110055
No.NJCA/2016
Dated: 19.02.2016
Dear Comrades,

Sub: Brief of the NJCA meeting held on 19.02.2016 with the Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance (Government of India), reg. 7th CPC recommendations and Charter of Demands of the NJCA

A meeting of the NJCA held today with the Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance, Shri R.K. Chaturvedi, wherein we discussed and emphasized on all the 26-point Charter of Demands of the NJCA send to the Cabinet Secretary on 10.12.2015. 

We agitated the issues of NPS, Minimum Wage, Multiplying Factor, deduction of HRA and all other important issues.

The Convener, Implementation Cell, Shri Chaturvedi, after hearing everybody, said that, he would put-up the issues to the Cabinet Secretary, and hopefully a meeting of the JCA would be held with the Cabinet Secretary and the Empowered Committee shortly within 15 days.

Let us not leave any stone unturned for preparations of the strike.

With Best Wishes!
   
Convener
Shiva Gopal Mishra

Authority: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

Amendment in the Resolution Regarding Direct Recruitment of Group 'B' (Gazetted) Posts - Dopt issued on 17.2.2016


(To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I Section I)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

RESOLUTION
New Delhi, 17 February, 2016

No. 39018/01/2012-Estt (B) ------------------Government of India in the Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms vide its Resolution No. 46/1(s)174-Estt (B) dated 04th November, 1975 constituted a Commission called the Subordinate Services Commission which has subsequently been re-designated a Staff Selection Commission effective from the 26th September, 1977 to make recruitment to various Class III (now Group 'C') (non-technical) posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate offices. The functions of the Staff Selection Commission was enlarged from time to time and, the Constitution and functions of the Staff Selection Commission were modified further vide Resolution No. 39018/01/1998- Estt (B), Vol.11 dated 14.1.2011 and No. 24012/29/2011-Estt(B) dated 24.07.2012.

2. It has now been decided to make following amendments to the Resolution No. 39018/1/98-Estt (B) dated 14.01.2011 read with No. 24012/29/2011-Estt (B) dated 24.07.2012 with immediate effect, namely:-

In Para 2A of the Resolution dated 14.01.2011, a new entry sh411 be inserted.

"Para 2A(v) "make direct recruitment to Group 'B'(Gazetted) in the pay Band 2, Rs. 9300-34800 and Grade Pay Rs.4800/- posts of Assistant Accounts Officer and Assistant Audit Officer in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department in the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India".

sd/-
 (Dr. De esh haturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India 

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Report of NJCA Meeting with 7th Pay Commission implementation Cell

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Online Subscriber Registration and contribution under NPS using eNPS platform

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Resolution regarding Empowered Committee on 7th CPC - IRTSA



CEC IRTSA urged upon Empowered Committee of Secretaries to take favourable decision on the memorandum submitted by IRTSA, particularly on the following main demands:

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY CEC IRTSA

IN THE MEETING OF CEC IRTSA HELD AT YWCA NEW DELHI ON 08.02.2016

1 a) Resolutions regarding main demands

Central Executive Committee (CEC) IRTSA seriously regretted that the Central Government employees in general and Technical Supervisors / Supervising Engineers on Railways in particular are seriously aggrieved by extremely adverse & unjust Report of the Seventh Pay Commission and CEC IRTSA appeals to the Government& Ministry of Railway to suitably modify the recommendations especially in respect of the following major demands:

i. Pay level 8 for JE and 10 for SSE.

ii. Up-gradation of 33% posts of SSE as principal SSE & placing them in level-11

iii. DMS, CMA & JE/IT be placed in level-8 and CDMS, CMS & Sr. Er/IT be placed in level-10.

iv. Classifying SSE, CMS, CDMS &Sr.Er/IT as Group ‘B’(Gaz)

v. Common fitment factor of 3.15 times of 6thCPC basic pay for fixation of Revised Pay.

vi. Annual increment of 5% of pay.

vii. Two increments on Promotion & MACP.

viii. Withdrawal of Unfair benchmark of “very good” proposed by the 7thCPC

ix. Financial upgradation under MACPS in cadre hierarchy after 4, 8, 12 ,16 & 24 years – As per
career progression of Group ‘A’ Officers.

x. Promotion of serving Graduate Engineers to Group ‘A’

xi. Raising of all Allowances as per multiple factor

xii. Breakdown Allowance & National Holiday Allowance (NHA) equal to one day’s wages to
Technical Supervisors & Staff who are required to work beyond duty hours & on NH.

xiii. Night Duty Allowance (NDA) for actual time worked for from sunset to sunrise (instead of 10
pm to 6am).

xiv. Continuation of PCO Allowance at existing rate of 7.5% for SSE & 15% of pay for JEs & Staff.

xv. Extend PCO Allowance to CMT, Stores, Design & Drawing and other left out areas.

xvi. Teaching Allowance @ 30% of basic pay.

xvii. Risk & Hardship Allowance for sheds & depots and open line staff &Technical Supervisors.

xviii. Design Allowance for Design & Drawing Engineers.

xix. Withdrawal of NPS / National Pension Scheme.

xx. Additional Pension from 65 years onwards

xxi. Exemption of DA & other Allowances from Income Tax

xxii. Raising of Exemption Limit for Income Tax to Rs. 5 Lakhs.

1 b)Resolution regarding Pay level recommended for Chemical & Metallurgical Engineers

Vide para 11.40.124, 7th CPC recommended that, Chemical and Metallurgical Assistants should be upgraded to GP 4600, Chemical and Metallurgical Superintendents to GP 4800, and Assistant Chemist and Metallurgist to GP 5400 (PB-2). CEC IRTSA appeals to Railway Board not to dilute the recommendations of 7th CPC on the pay level of CMA & CMS.

2. Resolution regarding Empowered Committee on 7th CPC

CEC IRTSA urged upon Empowered Committee of Secretaries to take favourable decision on the memorandum submitted by IRTSA, particularly on the following main demands:

i. placing the Junior Engineers (JEs) on the Railways in Level 8 (instead of level 6); Senior Section Engineers (SSE) in Level 10 (instead of Level 7) in the new Pay Matrix and also upgrading 33% SSE post in PB 2 Grade Pay of Rs.4600 as Principal Senior Section Engineers and placed in Level-11.
ii. Classifying the posts of SSE, CDMS, CMS &Sr.Er/IT as Group ‘B’ (Gazetted)

3. Resolution on line of action

CEC IRTSA authorised the President & General secretary IRTSA to pursue the Demands at all levels and also authorized them to decide the line of action and issue directives thereon to all Units of IRTSA, for early realization of the outstanding Demands.

4. Resolution Reg struggle of CG employees

Central Executive Committee (CEC) IRTSA regretted that the 7th CPC had not made its recommendations judicially on the main demands of the Central Government employees, including those of the Railway men – in spite detailed & justified Memorandum and the oral evidence rendered by the JCM Staff Side &the Federations before the 7th CPC Consequently the constituents of JCM (Staff Side) and Federations of Central Government employees – including those of the Railways – are proposing to go in for an Indefinite Strike against the retrograde recommendations of the Pay Commission and nonacceptance of their demands.

CEC IRTSA was of the considered opinion that the proposed indefinite Strike, by the Central Government employees will seriously impair the development and economy of the country besides very adversely affecting public convenience, disrupting train operations as well as the normal life all over the country.

CEC IRTSA earnestly appealed to the Empowered Committee on 7th CPC and the Central Government to accept the genuine demands of the employees in the interest of justice, industrial peace and development of the country.

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Harchandan Singh,
General Secretary,
IRTSA

RSCWS submitted representation to 7th Pay Commission Implementation Cell


Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission relating to Pension & Retirement Benefits – RSCWS submitted representation to 7th Pay Commission Implementation Cell


1. Cabinet Secretary, 
Government of India &
CHAIRMAN, EMPOWERED COMMITTEE OF SECRETARIES ON 7TH CPC, 
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 004
CC to:cabinet@nic.in

2. ALL MEMBERS OF EMPOWERED COMMITTEE ON 7TH CPC

Dear Sir,

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission relating to Pension & Retirement Benefits

We would like to draw your kind attention to the following major points & serious inadequacies & consequential serious injustice to the Pensioners. We earnestly request you for consideration of the following issues:

1. MULTIPLE FACTOR (REF: PARA 10.1.67):
I) The 7th Pay Commission has very unjustly & arbitrarily recommended the multiple factor of 2.57 for fixation of Pay & Pension. It is tantamount to less than 14.3% rise of emoluments as on 1-1-2016 (with expected DA of 125%) as against over 21% rise proposed by 6th CPC. This is especially very much unjustified in view of much high price rise in the last 10 years.

II) Long pending demand may please be accepted for merger of DA for fixing the Revised Pay & Pension;

III) It is, therefore, requested that the multiple factor should, therefore, be raised to 3.15 times of Sixth CPC Basic Pay & Pension if the merger of DA is agreed to or at least to 2.65 if merger of DA is not agreed to.

IV) The Minimum wage of Rs.18000 proposed by 7th Pay Commission is based on Dr Aykroyed formula for Minimum Need Based Wage. This has already been overruled by the Supreme Court as it does not reflect the present day needs for Housing, Social obligations and Children Education etc. The Apex Court had already modified the said formula by adding appropriate weightage for these Factors – which may please be considered for fixing the Minimum Pay and the Pay at higher Levels as well as the Pension as based thereon.

2. PARITY OF PENSION (PARA (10.1.53 & 10.1.67):
a) We welcome the recommendation of 7th CPC and thank the COMMISSION for accepting the long pending demand of Parity between pre and post 7th CPC Retirees. However the method suggested by the Pay Commission for the above purpose, needs to be revised & simplified in view of the following reasons:

i) It may not be possible to implement this Option in many cases for fixation Revised Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners in the absence of Service Records of the old Pensioners to check the number of increments earned in the Grade from which the Pensioner retired in cases where the Service Records of the old Pensioners are not available thus depriving them of the benefit of the same permanently or for many years till their records are rebuilt – which will be like groping in the dark;

ii) Basing of Pay Matrix & Pension on disproportionate Rise of Pay & Pension – given after 6th CPC – will be unjustified – as the rise given after 6th CPC was 3 times or more in PB 4 as against 2.26 times in PB 2 & PB 3;

iii) Using lower Index of only 2.57 at lower levels and 2.62 at Middle Levels as compared to 2.67, 2.72 and 2.81 at higher Levels of Posts will further accentuate the discrimination caused by the 6th CPC. The Index of 2.81 should be uniformly applied at all Levels.

iv) In the past, while fixing the salary of serving personnel in the revised scale under the 4th CPC recommendations, point to point fixation based on the number of increments already earned was not undertaken and one increment was allowed for every 3 (three) increments earned in the pre-revised scale thereby suppressing the number of increments earned in relation to the number of years actually spent in the grade.

The same principle of allowing one increment for every 3 earned in the 4th CPC scale was also followed while fixing salary of serving employees in 5th CPC scales. This has resulted in artificially suppressing the time spent in a particular level.

v) Senior Pre-2006 Pensioners will get lesser higher pension than even the Pre-2006 junior Pensioners who retired later from the same Post with slightly longer or more years of service in that Grade;

vi) Senior Pre-2016 Pensioners who retired in higher Level of Posts will get lesser pension than the juniors who retired from one or even more Levels below just because Either the Juniors could not get promoted to higher grade but had earned more increments in the lower Grade than the seniors who retired from a higher grade.

Or the two Pay Scale got merged after the retirement of the senior and thus the junior will get the benefit of all increments earned in either of the two scales while the senior will get the benefit of the increments earned only in the higher grade.

All this would be greatly unjustified.

a) It is, therefore, requested to please simplify the method for the purpose and the same should be based only on the information available in the PPO.

b) It is requested that – in order to remove the above infirmities – the Pension of Pre-2016 Civilian Pensioners be fixed at the higher of the following two formulations:

i) a) Pension of Pre 2016 Pensioners be fixed at par with Average of the Pension of Post-2016 Pensioners based on the 50% of the Average Pay in the Pay Matrix or such other formula as may be universally implementable as per readily available records of all concerned / based on the information available in the PPO;

b) Till such time the above said dispensation is implemented, minimum Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioners should not be less than 50% of the minimum of Pay in the Pay Matrix of 7th CPC for the Pay Level corresponding to the Pay Scale or the Grade Pay from which the Pensioner had retired;

ii) Pension fixed after Sixth CPC be multiplied by Multiple Factor of 3.15 if the merger of DA is agreed to or at least to 2.65 if merger of DA is not agreed to (as proposed in Para 3 above)

iii) Increments earned or the number of years spent in either of the merged scales should be taken into consideration for fixing the Revised Pension.

Pensioners may please be fixed at the higher of the above – without getting any option from the Pensioner as it is an obvious matter that all will opt for the higher Pension.

3. ADDITIONAL PENSION (Para 10.1.28): 7th CPC has totally ignored the reasons of extra expenses on medical care & treatment in old age for the demand for reducing the age for grant of Additional Pension of 5% from 65 years of age, 10% from 70 years and 15% from 75 years. It has also ignored even the recommendations of DOP&PW for starting it at the age of 75 years. This has greatly hurt the Pensioners.

It is, therefore, requested that the Additional Pension may please be granted @ 5% from 65 years of age, 10% from 70 years and 15% from 75 years of age, besides continuing with Additional Pension of 20% from 80 years, 30% from 85 years, 40% from 90 years, 50% from 95 years and 100 % from 100 years of age as granted after 6th CPC.

4. FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE(Ref: Para 8.17.52): It is regretted that the 7th CPC has recommended no enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Pensioners for day- to-day medical treatment not requiring hospitalization, merely on the ground that “this Allowance was last enhanced from Rs.300 to Rs.500 pm from 19/11/2014” – even without going into the merits of the following valid reasons advanced for the revision thereof:

i) FMA should have been revised from 1-9-2008 – like all other Allowances after the 6th CPC. The belated revision done in 2014 was itself delayed by 6 years;

ii) The cost had exorbitantly increased for the Medicines, Consultation Fee and cost of Pathological Tests required for day-to-day medical treatment since 1999 (when the FMA was initially granted) and this had risen at a much steeper rate than the Price Index.

iii) Average expenditure per pensioner/per Patient on OPD in CGHS Hospitals has increased manifold and is at present over Rs.2500 per patient. This reflects the exorbitant increase in the cost of Medicines, Consultation Fee and cost of Pathological Tests etc. required for day-to-day medical treatment. The FMA of Rs.500 per month is thus a pittance of the actual expenditure on day-to-day Medical Treatment by the Pensioners who are residing in non-CGHS /RELHS areas and have thus opted out of the same.

iv) A large proportion of Pensioners were residing in remote areas or villages having no excess to CGHS Dispensaries & Railway Hospitals and as such, are wholly dependent on the paltry amount of FMA for day-to-day treatment of self & spouse.

v) It is, therefore, requested that the FMA may please be revised to at least Rs.2000 p.m. or at par with the average expenditure on OPD Treatment per month per Pensioner / Patient.

Hoping for a favorable consideration;

Thanking you

sd/-
Yours faithfully,
(Harchandan Singh)
Secretary General, RSCWS