Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cabinet Approves Additional 2% Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief due from January, 2017

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Cabinet

Cabinet Approves Additional 2% Dearness Allowance / Dearness Relief due from January, 2017 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2017. It has increased by 2% over the existing rate of 2% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise. 

This increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. 

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs. 5,857.28 crore per annum and Rs.6,833.50 crore in the Financial Year 2017-18 (for a period of 14 months from January, 2017 to February, 2018). 

This will benefit about 48.85 lakh Central Government employees and 55.51 lakh pensioners. 
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

AICPIN for the month January 2017

AICPIN for the month January 2017 

No. 5/1/2017- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004

DATED: 28th February, 2017

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — January, 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for January, 2017 decreased by 1 point and stood at 274 (two hundred and seventy four). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.36 per cent between December, 2016 and January, 2017, when compared between the same two months a year ago wherein it remained static.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.49 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Black Gram, Gram Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Moong Dal, Groundnut Oil, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Palak, Peas, Potato, Tomato, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Coconut Oil, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Lady’s Finger, Coconut, Apple, Sugar, Pan Finished, Petrol, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 1.86 per cent for January, 2017 as compared to 2.23 per cent for the previous month and 5.91 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 0.34 per cent against 0.67 per cent of the previous month and 7.61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Rourkela reported the maximum decrease of 9 points followed by Kodarma and Raniganj (8 points each) and Labac-Silchar, Siliguri and Giridih (6 points each). Among others, 5 points decrease was observed in 3 centres, 4 points in 1 centre, 3 points in 11 centres, 2 points in 5 centres and 1 point in 17 centres. On the contrary, Ernakulam, Quilon and Srinagar recorded a maximum increase of 6 points each followed by Puducherry, Tiruchirapally, Himachal Pradesh and Goa (5 points each). Among others, 3 points increase was observed in 5 centres, 2 point in 6 centres and 1 point in 3 centres. Rest of the 14 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 33 centres are above All-India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The indices of Jalandhar,Vishakhapathnam and Ludhiana centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of February, 2017 will be released on Friday, 31st March, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

Sd/-
(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Source:http://labourbureaunew.gov.in/Press_Note_CPI_IW_Jan_2017_EH.pdf
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations to the Employees of the Government of Tamil Nadu

Implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations to the Employees of the Government of Tamil Nadu

FINANCE (PAY CELL) DEPARTMENT

G.O.Ms.No.40, Dated:22nd February,2017
(Masi-10, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2048)

OFFICIAL COMMITTEE - Constitution of an Official Committee to examine the revision of Pay scales / Pension to the State Government employees and pensioners following the decisions of the Central Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission –Ordered.

ORDER:-

 The Government has decided to constitute an Official Committee to examine and make necessary recommendations for the implementation of the revision of scales of pay and allowances of State Government Employees and Teachers based on the decisions of the Central Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The Committee shall comprise the following members:-

1. Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department
2. Principal Secretary, Home Department
3. Principal Secretary, School Education Department
4. Secretary, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department
5. Dr.P.Umanath, I.A.S., Member-Secretary

2. (i) The Committee shall be chaired by seniormost Member.

 (ii) The Committee shall examine the orders issued / to be issued by the Central Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission scales of pay and make necessary recommendations regarding revision of the pay scales to the State Government Employees and Teachers including employees of Local Bodies.

 (iii) While making recommendations on scales of pay, the Committee shall take into account the local conditions and the present relativities in the functions,
qualifications and hierarchy.

 (iv) The Committee shall also examine the decision of the Government of India on the revision of pension, family pension, retirement benefits etc., and also make necessary recommendations to the State Government pensioners.

 (v) The Committee shall also make necessary recommendations regarding Other Allowances based on the recommendations of the High Level Committee
constituted for this purpose by Government of India.

3. The Committee shall submit its report to Government within four months i.e. on or before 30-06-2017.

4. Orders regarding supporting staff to the Official Committee will be issued separately.

5. All the Departments of Secretariat and Heads of Departments are requested to render all necessary information to the Committee as and when sought for.

(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)

K.SHANMUGAM
ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT 

Source:http://cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/files/go/fin_e_40_2017.pdf
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Grant of Advances - Seventh Central Pay Commission Recommendations-Amendment to Rules on Computer Advance to Railway Servants

Railway Board Order for Computer Advance and Eligibility Criteria in 7th CPC 

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

No.I/11-Part I
PC-VII No : 15/2017

RBE No. 10/2017
No. F(E) Spl./2016/ADV.4/1(7th CPC)

The General Managers and FA&CAOs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list)

Subject: Grant of Advances - Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations-Amendment to rules on Computer Advance to Railway servants.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No. 12(1)/E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016 have amended the eligibility criteria in the existing provisions relating to the grant of Personal Computer Advance.

2. Amendment conditions of grant of Computer Advance are as follows:

3. Further, Ministry of Finance in their ibid OM have also decided that the other interest bearing advances relating to Motor Car Advance and Motorcycle/Scooter/Moped Advance will stand discontinued.

4. The above mentioned OM of Ministry of Finance relating to grant of interest bearing advances will apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees also.

 4.1 So far as the interest free advances are concerned, Bicycle and Warm clothing advances stands abolished for Railway employees also in terms of MoF’s decision.

 4.2 Orders relating to other interest free advances will be issued separately by concerned Directorates.

5. Necessary Advance Correction Slip to the chapter XI of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I Revised Edition, 1989 will follow.

6. The revised orders are effective from 07.10.2016 i.e. the date of the issue of the aforesaid OM of the Ministry of Finance. Past cases where the advances have already been sanctioned under the provisions of earlier rules on the subject need not be reopened.

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

8. Hindi version will follow.

(A.C. Jain)
Dy. Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

Source : NFIR 
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Enhancement of Maternity Leave – Lok Sabha Q&A

Enhancement of Maternity Leave – Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 672
ANSWERED ON: 06.02.2017

Maternity Leave

SHASHI THAROOR
Will the Minister of
LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-

(a)whether the Government proposes to extend the time span of the compulsory paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks in private organizations;
(b)if so, the details thereof;
(c)whether the Government also proposes to amend section 4 of the Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, to ensure that women employed in various public sector undertakings receive the same benefit; and
(d)if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) & (b): Yes, Madam. The Government has decided to enhance the paid maternity leave from existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks and an Amendment Bill in this regard was introduced in the Rajya Sabha. The Rajya Sabha has already passed the Bill on 11.08.2016. With regard to women workers covered under Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, such enhancement has already been effected by amending the ESI (Central) Rules,1950.

(c) & (d): There is no proposal to amend Section 4 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The benefits under this Act are already applicable and available to women employed in various public sector undertakings.

Source: www.Loksabha.nic.in
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