Saturday, March 28, 2015

Proposal to 7th CPC: Minimum Wage for 7th Pay Commission Rs.26000- and Open Ended Pay Scales - NCJCM

Proposal to 7th CPC: Minimum Wage for 7th Pay Commission Rs.26000- and Open Ended Pay Scales - NCJCM

JCM Delegation proposed before the 7th Central Pay Commission: Open Ended Pay Scale, 3.7 multiplication factor, Minimum Wage of Rs.26000/-, 5% Increment rate, 5 promotions, HRA - 60%, 40%, 20%,  Wage ratio 1:8, CEA for Higher Studies, Minimum Pension 67%....

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI110 055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)
Minimum Wage of Rs.26000- and Open Ended Pay Scales
JCM DELEGATION PROPOSED BEFORE THE 7th  CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
During 2 days deliberations on 23rd & 24th March, 2015, the JCM (Staff Side) delegation have pleaded before the 7th Central Pay Commission to recommend minimum wage of Rs. 26,000/- per month on the basis of 15th ILC Norms/ Aykroyd Formula. Some of the important submissions made before the Pay Commission are listed below:

. Wage ratio between the lowest and highest should be 1:8.

. Revised pay scales and allowances should be given effect from 01/01/2014.

. 3.7 multiplication factor should be applied to arrive at the revised pay. Special Pay concept should be restored back.

. HRA should be revised to 60%, 40% and 20% of pay for ‘X’ ‘Y’ and ‘Z’ class localities/ cities respectively.

. Children Education Allowance should be revised and extended to cover higher studies
also.

. Increment rate should be 5% of pay.

. Five promotions during service.

. Special Duty Allowance for North Eastern Region be revised to 37-1/2%.

. House Building Amount should be increased and interest rate should be reduced.

. 6th CPC Anomalies may be got addressed through a special mechanism.

. Flexi timings for women employees besides additional leave facilities etc.,

Pension
. Pay Commission was urged to recommend panty in Pension.

. Minimum Pension should be fixed at 67% of last pay drawn.

. Gratuity amount should be upwardly revised.


All the issues contained in the JCM memorandum were explained to the Commission with cogent logic, merits and Precedents. S/Shri M. Raghavaiah, Leader JCM (Staff Side), Guman Singh. NFIR President, R.P. Bhatnagar, Working President and B.C. Sharma, Joint General Secretary have participated in the deliberations.

No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/Corres/Pt.V
Dated : 28/03/2015
Forwarded to Affiliates & Media Centre/NFIR. .

(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Rotational Transfer of CSS officers of DS Grade and above – Furnishing of personal information thereof.

Rotational Transfer of CSS officers of DS Grade and above – Furnishing of personal information thereof.

N0.4/4/2015-CS-I(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi -110003
Dated the 27th March, 2015.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rotational transfer of CSS officers of DS Grade and above. – Furnishing of personal information thereof.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has proposed a revised rotational transfer policy in respect of CSS Officers. It has been decided to carry out rotational transfers of CSS officers of the DS Grade and above on the basis of a proposed revised rotational transfer policy, on the following parameters:
(i) Ministries/Departments are categorized into Group A and Group 8 for posting/transfer;

(ii) The proposed RTP provides a tenure of five years for DS/Director in a Ministry/Department, including continuous tenure rendered in any other designation in the same Ministry/ Department;

(iii) In Group A, certain Ministries qualify for a reduced tenure by one year;

(iv) An officer on transfer shall ordinarily be posted from Group A-> Group B and Group B-> Group A, if they have completed the prescribed tenure. However, the officers presently posted in Group ‘A’ Ministries/Departments may opt for posting in the same Group. In that case on posting to a Ministry/Department in Group ‘A’ the tenure will be counted afresh. However, this option will not be available to officers currently posted in Group ‘B’ to remain in Group ‘B’.

(v) An officer who is to be transferred out from the current Ministry/Department on completion of prescribed tenure may also be allowed option for posting in a Ministry Department where he earlier served subject to the condition that there is a gap of period which is equal to tenure prescribed for the post.

(vi) Officers who are within two years of superannuation will be exempted from rotationaI transfers.

(vii) For calculation of residency in a Ministryl Department, the cutoff date has been taken as 31.03.2015.

(viii) The Placement Committee will decide posting of officers on the basis of preference, past postings etc.
3. Groupwise distribution of Ministries/Departments is at Annex.I.The list of brief details of officers who are likely to be considered for rotational transfer is at Annexure-II. Information relating to slots is at Annexure-III.

4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to verify the list of officers (Annex.II) and any addition or deletion if required, may kindly be brought to the notice of this Department with out any delay.

5. The officers listed at Annex. II are requested to exercise their options for posting in the Ministries/ Departments in the other Group or as the case may be as per proposed revised RTP latest by 1.04.2015 in the format at Annexure-IV to Under Secretary, CS-I (D), Department of Personnel and Training through e-mail (uscsoned@gmail.com) or through fax number given below. Hard copies of the same may also be furnished immediately. Maximum three choices wit in the available slots may be exercised. If option is not received by 01.04.2015, it will be presumed that the officer has no specific choice and posting will be decided by the Placement Committee accordingly.
(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telefax: 24629413
To
1. All Ministries/Departments
2. Officers Listed at Annex. II

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/RTP27032015.pdf

Promotion of USs of CSS to DS Grade on ad-hoc basis and posting of DS/Director- Furnishing of fresh personal information in terms of revised vacancy position

Promotion of USs of CSS to DS Grade on ad-hoc basis and posting of DS/Director- Furnishing of fresh personal information in terms of revised vacancy position

No.4/2/2015-CS-I(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi -110003
Dated the 25th March, 2015.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Promotion of Grade-I (Under Secretary) officers of CSS to the Selection Grade (Deputy Secretary) on ad-hoc basis and posting of DS/Director of CSS on their return from leave etc. – Furnishing of personal information thereof.

In partial modification of this Department’s OM of even number dated 18.03.2015 on the subject mentioned above, revised vacancy postion alongwith revised list of officers who are likely to be promoted/posted are given in Annex.1 and Annex.I respectively.

2. All the officers concerned are requested to exercise their revised options in terms of revised vacancy position till 26.03.2015 by  1 P.M.
( Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telefax: 24629413
To
1. Officers listed at Annex.II
Annex-I
Tentative vacancies in DS/Director grade as on 01.04.2015

Group A
Sno Ministry/Deptt Vacancy Retention Next Vacancy
1 DOPT 2 2 0
2 Defence 1 0 1
3 Home 1 1 0
4 Panchayti Raj 1 0 1
5 Science & Tech. 1 1 0

Total 6 4 2

Group B
Sno Ministry/Deptt Vacancy Retention Next Vacancy
2 Food & PD 1 0 1
3 Health & FW 2 0 2
4 Niti Ayog 1 0 1

Total 4 0 4

Note: The vacancies mentioned above are only indicative/tentative in nature and subject to change.
Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/aprpromo.pdf

Aadhar based Digital Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan): CPAO O.M. Dated 20.03.2015

Aadhar based Digital Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan): CPAO O.M. Dated 20.03.2015

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II,BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE.
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/Tech/Jeevan Pramaan /2014-15/218-259
20.03.2015
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Aadhar based Digital Life Certificate (Jeevan Pramaan)

The Hon’ble Prime Minister has launched “Jeevan Aadhaar” (Aadhaar based biometric verification system for pensioner).  To make its implementation successful Department of Financial Services has constituted a sub-group comprising of RBI, Indian Bank’s Association (IBA),, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and Canara Bank. Accordingly,’RBI, IBA and Department of Financial Services have issued necessary guidelines/ instructions to all banks for their convenience. To implement Jeevan Pramaan it is necessary on the part of banks to seed the Aadhaar number with Pension Payment Order and bank account number. To complete this task, all banks have to take special drive to collect the Aadhaar number of pensioners and make it a part of their master data.

In the above context Addl. CGA has taken a meeting on 24.12.2014 with the discuss the further strategy for speedy implementation of the system. In the meeting, it was decided that to ensure the genuineness of the pensioner it is necessary to seed the Aadhaar number with PPO and pensioners bank account. Because at present banks are not having pensioners’ data base on their server to link them with the details of PPOs and Aadhaar numbers, they were advised to prepare a data-base of pensioners account first at the earliest and link them with Aadhaar server. For this purpose, they will call the pensioners to come to bank alongwith their original Aadhaar card and its photocopy for identification. The designated officer of the bank will identify the pensioner with reference to the PPO and KYC document and seed his pension account with Aadhaar server.

He will keep the photocopy of Aadhaar Card in the pensioners’ folder for record. The bank will apply this strategy immediately with those pensioners whose life certificates are still pending and are interested to opt for digital certification of their life. Thereafier, they may complete this task well before November, 2015, when life certificate becomes dues.

A column for Aadhaar number has been provided in the format of master data and made available on CPAOs website. All CPPCs are advised to update their master data duly seeded with PPO number & bank account numbers and send the same to CPAO by e-mail at cpao.masterdata{@}gmail.com at the earliest so that CPAO also updates its master data for validation purpose.

This task must be completed on top priority basis.
(Dilip Kumar)
Controller of Accounts
Source: http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/CPAO_Tech_Jeevan_Praman_2014-15.pdf

Friday, March 27, 2015

Customs, Central excise offices to remain open tomorrow

Customs, Central excise offices to remain open tomorrow

New Delhi: All field offices under the chief commissioners of customs, central excise and service tax will remain open tomorrow to facilitate payment of taxes and filing of returns by taxpayers as the current fiscal draws to a close.

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has decided to keep open all the field offices under the chief commissioners to facilitate the tax-payers in payment of taxes or filing returns and in carrying out other procedural formalities and to provide any clarifications which may be required by the taxpayers, a Finance Ministry release said.

This special measure taken by the CBEC is in addition to the 24×7 facilities provided by the Customs formations at the ports and airports, it said.

PTI

Payment of Minimum wages to DEOs engaged in PAO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata: AICAEA writes to CGA

Payment of Minimum wages to DEOs engaged in PAO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata: AICAEA writes to CGA

All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
(RECOGNISED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)
CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS
No: AICAEA/HQ/C-1/2015/169-171
Dated: 18.03.2015
To,
The Chief Controller of Accounts,
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,
Room No. 147, ‘A’ Wing, Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi–110011

Subject: – Settlement of the problems referred by the PAO, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Kolkata Unit.

Reference: – This Association’s letter No. AICAEA/HQ/C-1/2014/2252-54 dated 26-02-2014.

Madam,

With reference to the above and in pursuance of the discussion held with the Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 10th February 2015, I would like to draw your kind attention to the following few lines –

1. Payment of Minimum wages to DEOs engaged in PAO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata:-

Through the letter dated 1st September 2014, the Unit Association of PAO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata had brought it to your kind notice that the outsourced employees engaged in the PAO, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Kolkata as Data Entry Operators have not only been receiving less pay then the rate prescribed by the Ministry of Labour but also lesser than their counterparts working in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare itself. Alongwith its letter, the Unit Association had also forwarded a detailed note analyzing the entire fact for your perusal and favorable action.

As 10 posts of Accountant/Senior Accountant, 4 posts of LDCs and 4 posts of MTS were vacant in PAO, Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata , it was decided by the CCA, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to recruit 5(Five) Data Entry Operators through third party (Contractor) to meet the shortfall. These DEOs were granted Rs. 339/- per day in spite of the fact that being Graduates and Computer trained, they fall under the category of “Highly Skilled” and they had been engaged against regular works being performed by the Accountant, Senior Accountant and LDC.

Data Entry Operators engaged in the Central Drug Laboratory, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata have been receiving daily wages @ Rs. 405/- and the Pay Accounts Office, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata is making payment of the Bills preferred by DDO concerned. The Copies of the Bills are enclosed herewith for your ready reference. Therefore, the DEOs working PAO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata are being paid less than their counterparts.

Moreover, the explanations below Part II of the Schedule of Government of India extra ordinary Gazette Notification No. 800 dated May 20th, 2009(copy enclosed) stipulated that-
(a) If there are two rates for the Highly Skilled category, the higher rate is to be protected (Explanation No. 2 below Part II of the Schedule). This fact has further been clarified vide Note of the order No. B-27(1)/2013 dated 1-4-2013 issued by the Dy. Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), Mumbai (copy enclosed).

(b) The minimum wage of DEO is to be determined after allowing Variable Dearness Allowances (explanation No. 7, below Part II of the Schedule).

(c) The minimum rates of wage include also the wage for weekly day of rest (explanation No.3 below Part II of the Schedule) which implies that pay is to be given for 26days and not 22days.
Further, the Ministry of Labour, Government of India vide OM No. 14(113)Misc. RLC (coord)/ 2012 dated 23rd January 2014 provided the detailed guidelines regarding engagement of workers through Contractors by the Ministries and Departments of Central Government (Copy enclosed).

In view of the above we request the following-
1. Wage to DEOs may be given for 26days instead of 22 days.

2. Discrimination in wages of DEO may be removed by granting the wage equal to the wage being paid to the DEOs of Central Drugs Laboratory, O/o the DDC (I) of ADC (I).

3. Variable Dearness Allowance may be given to DEOs twice in a year.

4. Higher rate of wage may be protected in r/o DEOs to determine the minimum wage.

5. The Ministry of Labour order No. 14(113)Misc.RLC(coord)/2012 dated 23rd January 2014 may be implemented in the matter of engagement of DEOs.

2. Filling up of vacant posts:-

In the year 2011, the office of the Controller General of Accounts issued orders directing the heads of the Civil Accounts organization to upload the data relating to vacancy to website of Staff Selection Commission within stipulated time. The arrangement was in operation in the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 also. Various Ministries and Departments of Civil Accounts organizations which had taken action promptly could fill up large number of vacancies as they were allotted candidates by the Staff selection Commission from among the qualified candidates of examinations of 2012 and 2013.

But the office of the CCA, Ministry of Health and family Welfare did not send its requirement to the Staff Selection Commission at that time and due to this the posts have been left vacant in this organization.
Therefore, we request you to kindly initiate steps for filling up of vacant posts immediately as the office is suffering from huge shortage of staff.

The PAO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata Unit alongwith the West Bengal Branches of All India Civil Accounts Employees Association and All India Civil Accounts Employees Association Category II have been agitating for settlement of above demands. However, responding to an assurance of the authority, the Unit Association and the aforementioned Branch Associations had suspended their agitational programmes after holding three days continuous Dharna in January 2015. But it is nearly two months they have not yet received any favourable response from the authorities.

It will therefore, be highly appreciable, if you kindly intervene into the state of affairs and settle above issues at the earliest.
Thanking you,
Enclo: as stated above
Yours Sincerely,
(V. Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General
Source: http://nfcaahqnd.blogspot.in/2015/03/a.html

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