Monday, September 1, 2014

Central Government likely to approve 7% additional DA

Central Government likely to approve 7% additional DA


Government to increase dearness allowance to 107%

The Government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 107 per cent from the existing 100 per cent, benefiting around 30 lakh Centre’s employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependents.

“The average rate of retail inflation for industrial workers from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 works out to be 7.25 per cent. Thus the Central government will hike dearness allowance for it employees by 7 per cent,” an official said.

He said the Finance Ministry will now put a Cabinet proposal for approval of 7 per cent DA hike from July 1 this year as the revised Consumer Price Index-Industrial Workers data for June was released by Labour Ministry on Saturday.

With increase in DA, the pensioners will also gain as the benefit provided to them as dearness relief will be hiked to 107 per cent of basic pay.

The previous UPA government had increased DA to 100 per cent from 90 per cent with effect from January 1, 2014, on February 28 on the basis of agreed formula for revision of the allowance.

However, the central government employees’ union is not very enthused by the 7 per cent hike in the dearness allowance as their long pending demand of merger of DA with basic pay has not been given heed by 7th Pay Commission and the government.

“The erosion of value of wages is unbearable at 50 per cent dearness allowance. Now it will be 107 per cent. It is high time to merge DA with basic pay to provide relief to employees,” Confederation of Central Government Employees’ President KKN Kutty told PTI.

“We had summited our memorandum in this regard to 7th Pay Commission. They forwarded it to Central Government. We have apprised about the issue to the newly elected NDA government.

But no decision has been taken so far,” he said.

With merger of DA with basic pay, the salary and allowances paid in proportion of basic pay are increased. As per earlier practise DA was merged with basic pay once it breached 50 per cent mark. But the 6th Pay Commission has disallowed that.

Source : The Hindu
[http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/govt-to-increase-dearness-allowance-to-107-from-100/article6366781.ece]

Cabinet hikes DA to 100%, salary may increase by 30%

Cabinet hikes DA to 100%, salary may increase by 30%

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Friday raised dearness allowance to 100% from 90%, benefiting 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

The government has also cleared the way for merger of 50% DA with basic pay by approving it among the terms of reference of the 7th Pay Commission. An official said now the commission can suggest the merger in its interim report.

He added that 50% DA merger with basic pay will roughly increase the gross salaries of central government employees by around 30%.

The Cabinet approved the proposal to release an additional installment of DA and dearness relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from January 1, 2014, in cash, but not before the disbursement of the salary for the month of March 2014 at the rate of 10% increase over the existing rate of 90%, said an official statement.
Central government employees as well as pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 100 per cent of the basic with effect from January 1, 2014, it said.

The government has estimated that the combined impact on exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs 11,074.80 crore every year.

Source: TOI
[http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Cabinet-hikes-DA-to-100-salary-may-increase-by-30/articleshow/31190916.cms]

Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees

Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(E)III/2014/PF/3/3
NEW DELHI, Dated: 27.08.2014
The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055.

Dear Sir,
Sub: Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees – reg.

Ref: (i) Item No: 8/2014-PNM/NFIR
(ii) NFIR’s letter No.1/3/Pt.1 dated 25.10.2013

Kindly refer to the Agenda item No. 8/2014 for PNM/NFIR meeting on the above subject wherein contention was that employees are being asked to submit affidavits and fulfil other unnecessary formalities for withdrawal from Provident Fund.

Information had been called for from all Zonal Railways regarding procedure being followed in different Railways while sanctioning withdrawals from Provident Fund few marriage purpose. Almost all Railways are following the simple procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by its employees except some Railways where self declaration duly witnessed by two railway employees is required. None of the Railways have asked its employees to submit affidavit in connection with withdrawal from Provident Fund.

It is therefore requested to indicate the specific Railway which is insisting on submission of affidavits etc. for withdrawal from Provident Fund, so that they are suitably advised.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Secretary, Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Simplification of procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund

Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. F(E)III/2014/PF/3/3
NEW DELHI,
Dated: 27.08.2014
The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees – reg.

Ref: (i) Item No: 8/2014-PNM/NFIR

(ii) NFIR’s letter No.1/3/Pt.1 dated 25.10.2013

Kindly refer to the Agenda item No. 8/2014 for PNM/NFIR meeting on the above subject wherein contention was that employees are being asked to submit affidavits and fulfil other unnecessary formalities for withdrawal from Provident Fund.

Information had been called for from all Zonal Railways regarding procedure being followed in different Railways while sanctioning withdrawals from Provident Fund few marriage purpose. Almost all Railways are following the simple procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by its employees except some Railways where self declaration duly witnessed by two railway employees is required. None of the Railways have asked its employees to submit affidavit in connection with withdrawal from Provident Fund.

It is therefore requested to indicate the specific Railway which is insisting on submission of affidavits etc. for withdrawal from Provident Fund, so that they are suitably advised.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Secretary, Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Friday, August 29, 2014

AICPIN for July 2014 – 6 Points increased and stands at 252

AICPIN for July 2014 – 6 Points increased and stands at 252

No. 5/1/2014-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: the 29th August, 2014
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – July, 2014

The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2014 increased by 6 points and pegged at 252 (two hundred and fifty two). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 2.44 per cent between June, 2014 and July, 2014 when compared with the rise of 1.73 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 4.42 percentage points to the total change. The House Rent index further accentuated the overall index by 1.08 percentage points. At item level, Rice, Eggs, Milk, Onion, Chillies Green, Tomato, Potato and other Vegetables & Fruits, Sugar, Tea (Readymade), Pan Finished, Doctors’ Fee, College Fee, Petrol, Rail Fare, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted to some extent by Wheat, Soft Coke, Medicine (Allopathic), etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 7.23 per cent for July, 2014 as compared to 6.49 per cent for the previous month and 10.85 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.11 per cent against 5.88 per cent of the previous month and 14.10 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Nagpur recorded the maximum increase of 12 points followed by Ludhiana (10 points). Among others, 9 points rise was observed in 7 centres, 8 points in 3 centres, 7 points in 9 centres, 6 points in 23 centres, 5 points in 14 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 4 centres and I point in 2 centres.

The indices of 35 centres are above and other 41 centres are below national average. The indices of Ernakulam and Varanasi are at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2014 will be released on Tuesday, 30 September, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov. in.
(S.S.NEGI)
DIRECTOR
Source: www.labourbureau.gov.in

DA TABLE  - DEARNESS ALLOWANCE TABLE

2008

MonthBase Year

2001=100
TotalAverageApp. DADA
May1391613
June1401623135.2516.8416
July1431634
Aug1451646
Sep1461659
Oct1481673
Nov1481687
Dec1471700141.6722.3822

2009

Jan1481714
Feb1481727
Mar1481738
Apr1501750
May1511762
June1531775147.9227.7827
July1601792149.3329.00
Aug1621809150.7530.23
Sep1631826152.1731.45
Oct1651843153.5832.67
Nov1681863155.2534.11
Dec1691885157.0835.7035

2010

Jan1721909159.0837.42
Feb1701931160.9239.01
Mar1701953162.7540.59
Apr1701973164.4242.03
May1721994166.1743.54
Jun1742015167.9240.0545
July1782033169.4246.35
August1782049170.7547.50
Sep1792065172.0848.65
Oct1812081173.4249.81
Nov1822095174.5850.81
Dec1852111175.9251.9751

2011

Jan1882127177.2553.12
Feb1852142178.5054.20
Mar1852157179.7555.28
Apr1862173181.0856.43
May1872188182.3357.51
Jun1892203183.5858.5958
July1932218184.8359.67
August1942234186.1760.82
Sep1972252187.6762.12
Oct1982269189.0863.34
Nov1992286190.5064.56
Dec1972298191.5065.4365

2012

Jan1982308192.3366.15
Feb1992322193.5067.15
Mar2012338194.8368.31
Apr2052357196.4269.67
May2062376198.0071.04
Jun2082395199.5872.4172
Jul2122414201.1773.78
August2142434202.8375.22
Sep2152452204.3376.51
Oct2172471205.9277.88
Nov2182490207.5079.25
Dec2192512209.3380.8380

2013

Jan2212535211.2582.49
Feb2232559213.2584.22
Mar2242582215.1785.87
Apr2262603216.9287.38
May2282625218.7588.97
Jun2312648220.6790.6290
Jul2352671222.5892.28
Aug2372694224.5093.93
Sep2382717226.4295.59
Oct2412741228.4297.32
Nov2432766230.5099.12
Dec2392786232.17100.56100

2014

Jan2372802233.50101.71
Feb2382817234.75102.79
Mar2392832236.00103.87
Apr2422848237.33105.02
May2442864238.67106.17
Jun2462879239.92107.25107
Via: CGEN.in

Schedule of 7th CPC Bangalore visit – Details of Meetings held by 7th CPC

Schedule of 7th CPC Bangalore visit – List of Federations and Associations

Meetings held by 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC as on 22.08.2014)

DateMeeting with
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
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
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
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)
21.07.2014Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW
22.07.2014Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association
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
24.07.2014Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League
20.08.2014Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan

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