Tuesday, June 28, 2016

7th CPC News : Minimum Pay could be as high as 20000, 21000, 23500 & 24000

7th CPC News : Minimum Pay could be as high as 20000, 21000, 23500 & 24000

Government likely to give its nod to Seventh Pay Commission Recommendations Tomorrow

According to information, the central cabinet is very likely to give its approval to the recommendations made by the Seventh Pay Commission, during its meeting to be held on June 29.

Finally, after a long wait, there will be some official developments in the much-delayed issue of pay revisions for Central Government employees.

For the past few weeks, there were multiple reports and speculations about the pay revisions. This has also created massive confusion among the employees. With the Seventh Pay Commission recommending a minimum basic pay of Rs.18,000, unconfirmed reports claim that it could be as high as Rs.20,000, 21,000, 23,500, or even Rs.24,000.

Also rampant are false reports on the Fitment Factor calculation methods that are used for revising the salaries. To put an end to this never-ending series of rumours and speculations, official news is expected tomorrow on the developments regarding the Seventh Pay Commission.

It has to be mentioned that a high-level committee, created under the leadership of PK Sinha, has submitted its report to the central government. The Ministry of Finance will choose its course of action based on the recommendations of the report.

All the central government workers union, under the common name of NJCA, have announced nationwide indefinite strike from 11.07.2016 onwards. Also part of this association are the Railway workers’ unions.

Here are some of the announcements that created great expectations among the Central Government employees –

Implementation Date
Minimum wages
Fitment Factor
Pay Matric Table

Source: http://cgemployeesnews.in/
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Implementation of 7th CPC : Finance Ministry prepared a Cabinet note based on ECoS Report

Implementation of 7th CPC : Finance Ministry prepared a Cabinet note based on ECoS report – AIDTOA

Based on the ECoS report, the Finance Ministry may be preparing a Cabinet note and the VII CPC issue may come up for approval by the Cabinet as early as June 29.

GOVT SHOULD NOT TAKE THE CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & OFFICERS FOR A RIDE.
CONFRONTATION WILL BECOME INEVITABLE IF UNILATERAL ORDERS ARE ISSUED

It seems that Govt. is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues. Based on the ECoS report, the Finance Ministry may be preparing a Cabinet note and the issue may come up for approval by the Cabinet as early as June 29.

The Seventh CPC report was submitted on 19th November 2015 after a delay of about 3 months. The Government especially the Finance Minister had assured that the final decision over the report will be taken within 4 months. On 19th June 2016, the delay has crossed seven months. Till date the Govt. has not come forward for a negotiated settlement. Instead, Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary conducted a meeting with the staff side on 1st March 2016. In the meeting Govt. did not disclose its mind on any of the demands raised by the staff Side in the charter of demands submitted to Govt. Staff Side explained the justification for each demand but official side didn’t make any comment, either positive or negative. The concluding paragraph of the minutes of the meeting reads as follows:

“After hearing the participants, Cabinet Secretary observed that the deliberations have helped ECoS in understanding the major concerns of the staff side and said that all issues have been taken note of. He assured that fair consideration will be given to all points brought out by JCM before taking final views. He further stated that the ECoS needs to examine the Report of the Commission in entirety as well as the issues raised by JCM in consultation with all other stake holders. As such, it may take some time to take a final call on the recommendations of the Commission.”

It may be seen that, neither did the Govt. side made any commitment on any demands, nor did they indicate in the minutes that further discussion will be held with the staff side to arrive at a negotiated settlement on each demands. It seems that the Govt. is moving ahead to issue unilateral orders taking the staff side for a ride.

The JCM staff side Secretary, in his letter dated 2nd May 2016, addressed to Cabinet Secretary, has made the stand of the staff side clear, without any ambiguity. The letter reads as follows:

“I have been directed to draw your attention towards minutes of the Standing Committee of National Council JCM held on 7th May 2008 and our rejoinder submitted to Govt. in the matter of Report of 6th CPC.

You will kindly find that it was not only a general discussion, but also official side explained their views on each and every issue.

I would therefore request your good self to kindly arrange for similar type of meeting for bi-lateral settlement on each of the issues raised by the staff side, NC/JCM before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.”

Thus the picture is clear now. The Government, it seems, has a hidden agenda to take the staff side for granted without giving any further opportunity for a negotiated settlement. The staff side on the other hand has taken a position that if unilateral orders are issued, without taking the staff side into confidence, the NJCA shall go ahead with the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 as already informed to the Govt.

The coming days are crucial. If the Govt. adopts delaying tactics or issue unilateral orders rejecting our demands, then confrontation shall become inevitable. The stand taken by the then Nehru Govt. that “Pay Commission report is an award and is not negotiable” has resulted in the historic indefinite strike of 1960, which commenced on July 11th midnight.

Central Government Employees and Officers comprising Railways, Defence, Postal and other Central Government departments are demanding modification in the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commissions including minimum wage and fitment formula. Other demands are scrapping of New Contributory Pension Scheme, No FDI in Railways and Defence, filling up of vacancies, No outsourcing, downsizing, contractorisation and corporatisation etc.

The NJCA & CCGGOO had already given strike notice to Government. As the Government is not ready for a negotiated settlement, the Central Government employees and Officers have to intensify the campaign and preparations and make the strike a total success.

About 33 lakhs Central Government Employees and Officers will participate in the strike. 40 lakhs Central Government Pensioners have declared their solidarity with the strike. Central Trade Unions had also extended their full support. State Government Employees Federations have cautioned the Central Government that they will also be compelled to join the strike if Government refuses to settle the demands relating to 7th CPC recommendations as majority of the state Governments are implementing the Central pay parity to their employees also.

On the one hand NJCA & CCGGOO are fighting for the cause of Central Government Employees and Officers and on the other hand rumour mongers are spreading false news through social media. Rumour mongers are coming out daily with different kind of news and pay scales about 7th Pay Commission. Please don’t believe rumour mongers on WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media sources.

There had been no meaningful discussions with the NJCA & CCGGOO so far. The computation of Minimum wage by the 7th CPC deserves to be rejected as the commission has, in a bid to suppress the entitlement doctored the formula itself. The wages of an MTS in civil service, who is a group C employee cannot be less than Rs 26000 on the basis of the formula evolved in 1957 to which the Government is a party. There cannot therefore be any question of reduction in the quantum of minimum wage.

The NPS, which the Government introduced for those joined after 1.1.2004 in Government service has to be construed as a fraud perpetuated and deserves to be abandoned. There cannot be two classes of civil servants in the country; one making contribution but still not getting any assured pension and the other entitled for a statutory defined pension without any contribution. Those who are covered by the NPS in Central Civil Service are now more than 40% of the total personnel. The Government must be bold enough to address this issue.

It is high time, that the Government comes forward, hold meaningful and fruitful discussion with NJCA & CCGGOO and settle the Charter of demands. The continued procrastination is a sure step to confrontation and the Central government employees in the Country will certainly commence the strike action from 11.7.2016.

The entire civil services, which include the Railways, Postal, Defence and all other services of the Government of India, will come to a grinding halt on 11.7.2016.

Source: http://aidrdotoa.blogspot.in/
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Monday, June 27, 2016

The Cabinet is likely to take up Seventh Pay Commission Recommendations for Government Employees on June 29.

Cabinet May Decide On 7th Pay Commission On Wednesday

The Cabinet is likely to take up Seventh Pay Commission Recommendations for Government Employees on June 29.

Implementation of new pay scales recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer annually.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had in his Budget for 2016-17 provisioned Rs 70,000 crore towards Seventh Pay Commission awards, which is around 60 per cent of the incremental expenditure on salaries.

The Pay Commission’s recommendations are due from January 1, 2016.

The central government constitutes the pay commission every 10 years to revise the pay scales of its employees. The Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014 to revise remuneration of about 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.

Source : profit.ndtv
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

7th Pay Commission: Lower Rank Employees to get Highest Percentage Salary Hike

7th Pay Commission: Lower Rank Employees to get Highest Percentage Salary Hike

In a populist move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government is likely to pay highest percentage of salary hike to the lower rank government employees with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

New Delhi, June 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government is likely to pay highest percentage of salary hike to the lower rank government employees with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has reportedly asked Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha led Empowered Committee of Secretaries, that is examining the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, to increase the pay of lower grade employees.

The PMO told the Empowered Committee that the salaries of employees in the lower ranks should rise by the highest percentage, reported The Sen Times. The government decided to give highest percentage salary hike to bottom grades employees and maintain parity of incomes between mid-level tier officers and the bottom grade employees.

Notably, all pay commissions in the past had not only recommended highest percentage of salary hike for top central government officials but also considered the disparity ratio between its highest and lowest paid employees. The ration of highest and lowest paid employees was about 1:12 in 2006.

The 7th Pay Commission, headed by Justice A K Mathur, had originally proposed hike of 14.27 in basic pay, 23.55 per cent in salary, allowances and pensions. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries has reportedly recommended a whopping 30 per cent hike in government employees’s salary, making the minimum amount Rs 23,500 and the maximum to Rs 3,25,000.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will submit its final report later this month and the Cabinet will take final call on the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in July. 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will be benefited from the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.

Source : http://www.india.com/
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How did Media Arrive the 7th CPC Minimum Pay as Rs.23400?

How did Media Arrive the 7th CPC Minimum Pay as Rs.23400?

For the past few days some News Agencies belongs to TV networks are blabbering about 7th CPC Minimum Pay and Implementation.

They repeatedly claimed that Empowered Committee recommends 30% Increase in minimum wage. Thus Minimum Pay will be increased from 18000 to 23400 and highest pay will be increased from 250000 to 325000.

They actually exposing their ignorance by saying 30% increase will increase the Minimum Pay to 23400/-

The 7th CP recommended 14.29 % increase in minimum Pay

The Minimum Pay in Sixth CPC = 7000
Total DA as on 1.1.2016 125% = 8750
Total Pay = 15750
Minimum Pay Recommended by 7th CPC = 18000
Increase Over Sixth CPC Pay = 14.29%

If the Cabinet Committee decides to increase 30% , The Minimum Pay will be Rs. 20475. Rounding of to 1000 may take it to Rs.21000.

How are Some familiar and Established news Media telling that 30% increase will take the Minimum Wage to Rs.23400?

Without knowing the fundamentals of fixing Minimum Pay, they simply calculated 30% increase over Rs.18000 (which already has 14.29% inbuilt increase) and predicted Rs.23400 will be the Minimum Wage. This false news created buss among cg employees. Now everybody talking about Rs.23400 as Minimum Pay.

The NCJCM demanded to fix Rs.26000 as Minimum Wage according to Dr. Akroyd Formula based on the retail prices as on 1.1.2014. This is 65% increase over sixth CPC Minimum Wage +125% DA (7000+8750=15750).

If the government decide to increase the Minimum Wage 30% level, then the Minimum Pay will be Rs.21000 and Fitment factor will be fixed at 3.0.

Source : govtstaffnews
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