Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Revision of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor – JCM Standing Committee

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.NFIR/7th CPC (imp)/2016 (MoF)

Dated: 24/10/2016

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: Meeting held on 7th CPC issues under the Chairmanship of Addl: Secretary (Exp), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance — reg.

A meeting was held between the Addl Secretary (Exp), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Staff Side, NC/JCM (Standing Committee Members) at Room No.72, North Block, New Delhi, this day 24/10/2016. In the said meeting, discussions were held on “Revision of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor”. The JCM Standing Committee members have explained elaborately and urged for quick action for the revision of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor.

The Official Side stated that attempts will be made to find a way out for resolving both the issues. On behalf of NFIR, the meeting was attended by JCM (Staff Side) Leader M. Raghavaiah, Standing Committee members S/Shri Guman Singh, R.P. Bhatnagar & K.S. Murty.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Copy to File No.IV/NC/JCM/COR.
Copy to File No.IV/NFIR/SCM/Pt.VI.
Copy to File No.IV/NC-JCM/Pt.IV.

Source: NFIR
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Brief of the Meeting on 24/10/2016 – Minimum Wages and Fitment Formula

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC/JCM/2016

Dated: October 24, 2016

All Constituents of NC/JCM

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with Addl. Secretary (Exp.), Deptt. of Exp., MoF(Govt. of India) to discuss the recommendations of the 7th CPC

A meeting was held today between the Addl. Secretary (Exp.), Deptt. of Exp., MoF(Govt. of India) and Staff Side, National Council(JCM), to discuss the issues of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor.

The Staff Side explained in detail about the amendments required in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.

The Official Side mentioned that, they are trying to find out some solution to resolve the issues of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula raised by the Staff Side.

Comradely yours,

Sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
NC/JCM & Convener

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Grant of Dearness Allowance With Effect from 1.7.2016 — NCJCM

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph.: 23382286
National Council(Staff Side)
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi -110001
E Mail : nc.jcrn.np@gmail.com

No.NC.JCM-2016/Fin.(DA)

The Secretary,
Govt of India
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
North Block, New Delhi 110001

October 18, 2016

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance With effect from 1.7.2016 — Reg.

Dear Sir

We refer to our letter of even No.NC/JCM/2016 dated September 6, 2016 wherein we have requested for an amendment to the existing formula of DA computation, necessitated by the revision of Pay with effect from 01.01.2016. We hope that you must have caused the matter to be examined.

We are prepared to call on the officer concerned, if there is any ambiguity in our contention. Since the normal date for issuance of DA order was in September, we shall he grateful if a decision in the matter is taken urgently.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: Confederation
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Payment of Arrears on Ad-hoc basis of Pay to Defence Forces Personnel pending Issuance of Notification accepting 7th Central Pay Commission Award.

No.1(11)/2016/D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 10th October, 2016

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis of pay to Defence Forces Personnel pending issuance of Notification accepting 7th Central Pay Commission Award.

Sir,
Government of India have promulgated vide Resolution No.1(6)/2016/D(Pay/Services) dated 05 Sept 2016 and No.1(7)/2016/D (Pay/Services) dated 05th September, 2016 accepting the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission in so far as they relate to pay of Service Officers, MNS Officers, JCOs/ORs, NCs(E) including DSC Personnel. Since fixation of pay and consequent calculation of arrears may take some time, I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to the payment of arrears on an ad-hoc basis, @ 10% of existing Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance @ 125%.

2. Payment of the above ad-hoc amounts will be made only to those personnel who were in service as on 01 Jan. 2016 and continue to be in service thereafter. The pay being drawn as on 01 Jan 16 would be reckoned for calculating the arrears. Pay for this purpose includes Pay in Pay Band, Grade Pay, Gp X Pay, MSP and NPA as applicable along with 125% DA thereon. Over-payment, if any, would be adjusted against the pay and allowances due. The amount so paid will be adjusted against the final computation of arrears on the revised pay scales.

3. Expenditure on account of payment of arrears on ad-hoc basis is debitable to the Major Head 2076 and Minor Head 101.A(C)1 of the Army and corresponding head of account of the Navy and Air Force.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy.No.400-PA dated 10.10.2016.

Your faithfully,

Sd/-
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Minutes of the Sixth Meeting of the Committee set up to Examine Feasibility of Implementation of Recommendation of the 7th CPC for Revision of Pension of Pre 2016 Pensioners held on 06.10.2016

Minutes of the Sixth Meeting of the Committee set up to Examine Feasibility of Implementation of Recommendation of the 7th CPC for Revision of Pension of Pre 2016 Pensioners held on 06.10.2016

No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan
New Delhi, datyed the 10th October 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Minutes of the sixth meeting of the Committee set up to examine feasibility of implementation of recommendation of the 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre 2016 pensioners held on 06.10.2016 – reg.

The Minutes of the sixth meeting of the Committee set up to examine feasibility of implementation of recommendation of the 7th CPC for revision of pension of pre 2016 pensioners held under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension) with JCM (Staff Side) on 6.10.2016 at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi is hereby forwarded for information and further necessary action.

Sd/-
(Harjit Singh)
Director (Pension Policy)

Minutes of the meeting of the Committee set up to examine feasibility of implementation of recommendation of Seventh CPC for revision of pension of Pre-2016 pensioners held on 6.10.2016 at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi.

The 6th Meeting of the committee for examination of feasibility of implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners was held under the Chairmanship of Shri C, Viswanath, Secretary (Pension) on 6.10.2016 at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi This meeting was called for seeking the views of the Staff side of JCM on the feasibility of implementation of the first option for revision of pension of pre 2016 pensioners recommended by the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

2. The following were present from official side:
1. Sh. Ashok Kumar Dash, Member (Personnel), Department of Posts.
2. Ms. Santosh, Joint Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare,
3. Sh. Rozy Agarwal, Joint CGDA, Ministry of Defence,
4. Sh. R. K. Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary, Implementation Cell, Department of Expenditure,
5. Sh. Sanjay Singh, Chief Controller (Pension), CPAO (representing Controller General of Accounts).
6. Sh. Tanveer Ahmed, Executive Director, Railway Board (representing Member (Staff)).

3. The following were present from JCM ( staff side):
1. Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, JCM.
2. Shri Guman Singh, Member
3. Shri J. R. Bhosale, Member
4. Shri K.K. N, Kutty, Member
5. Shri C. Srikurnar. Member
6. Shri R. D. Gupta, Member

4. Welcoming Members of the Committee and the representatives of JCM (Staff Side), Secretary (Pension) requested Additional Secretary (Pension) to make a presentation.

5. In her presentation, Add! Secretary (Pension) brought out the position regarding the requirement of records and the factors which may affect the feasibility of arriving at the notional pay in Seventh CPC by counting increments in the last scale of pay as recommended by the Pay . Commission. She also mentioned about the anomalies that are likely to arise in the process. The presentation brought out the methodology adopted by the Committee to examine the feasibility of the first option and the finding of the Committee in this regard. She mentioned that the service records for increment method may not be available in around 18.3% of the cases. The difficulties in extracting the information from the records and determining the exact number of the increments for revision of pension under first option were explained. She indicated that the Committee has found that the alternative method of arriving at notional pay in Seventh CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission and giving 50% of this as pension to be beneficial to all pensioners in comparison to the fitrnent method.

6. Thereafter, Secretary (Pension) requested the Members of the JCM (Staff Side) for their views on the feasibility of the first option.

7. The representative of the JCM (Staff side) mentioned that in their representation to the Seventh Commission, they had suggested revision of pension of pre-200B pensioners by notional Pay Fixation in each successive pay Commission period. However, the Pay Commission recommended the revision of pension by fixing the notional pay on the basis of increments earned in the last post

8. The JCM (Staff side) mentioned that the Cabinet has approved revision of pension by the first option (increment method), if its implementation is found feasible after examination by the Committee. They mentioned that in addition to the Service Book/ Personal File, the details of increments earned can be ascertained from the Gradation/Seniority List issued by the Departments from time to time. Therefore, one cannot say that the first option recommended by the Pay Commission is not feasible on the grounds of non-availability of records. In regard to the perceived anomalies, the Staff side stated that anomalies arose in implementation of the recommendations of all previous Pay Commissions. Such anomalies can always be rectified through the mechanism of Anomaly Committee.

9, On the alternate method of revision of pension by notional pay . fixation in each Pay Commission, the Staff side felt that the pensioners who are likely to get higher benefit by increments method may not accept revision ‘of pension by pay fixation method. This may, therefore, lead to litigation.

10. After detailed discussion, the staff side sought time to consider the alternate method of fixation of notional pay in each intervening Pay Commission for revision of pension as on 1.1.2016 before submitting their final views in this regard. It was, accordingly, decided to have another meeting with the JCM (Staff side) on 17.10.2016 at 10.00 A.M.

11. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the chair.

Source : NFIR
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Recommendations of 7th CPC with regard to EDP Cadre

Recommendations of 7th CPC with regard to EDP Cadre 

No.Misc-14017/14/2016-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G & pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 17th Oct, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Recommendations of Seventh CPC with regard to EDP Cadre.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para.7.7.22 of the report of 7th CPC in which it has been suggested to revisit the instructions issued by DoPT in the matter of cadre structure of EDP cadre.

2. In view of the above all Ministries/Departments are requested to furnish information on the following points:

I. Whether EDP cadre is existing, if yes, the hierarchy and the strength in each grade/level thereof;

II. Copy of the existing Recruitment Rules for all the levels.

III. Suggestions, if any, regarding the cadre re-structuring in the cadre.

IV. Comments on the recommendations of 7 th CPC.

Sd/-
(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary (RR-II)

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/14017_14_2016-Estt.RR-17102016.pdf
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Issue of Disability Pension for Defence Forces Personnel Referred to 7th CPC Anomaly Committee

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Issue of Disability Pension for Defence Forces Personnel Referred to 7th CPC Anomaly Committee

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommended a slab based system for determining the disability pension for Defence Forces Personnel, which was accepted by the Government. Percentage based system was followed in the 6th CPC regime for calculating disability pension for Defence Forces Personnel as well as Civilians.

Service Headquarters have represented that the percentage based system should be continued under the 7th CPC for calculating disability pension for Defence Services at par with their Civilian counterparts.

The Ministry has referred the representation of the Service Headquarters to the Anomaly Committee of 7th CPC for consideration.
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Special Benefits in cases of Death & Disability in Service – Revision of Disability Pension / Family Pension of Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD - 211014
Toll Free No. 1800-180-5325

Registered

Important Circular No: C-155

No:-GI/C/103/Vol-VII/Tech.
O/o the Pr.C.D.A. (Pensions)
Draupadighat Allahabad -211014
Dated: – 05/10/2016

To,
———————————–
———————————–
———————————–
(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Subject: Special benefits in cases of death & disability in service – Revision of Disability Pension / Family Pension of Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners- regarding.

Reference: This office Important Circulars No. 142 dt. 11.06.15 and C-150 dt.10.5.16.

Attention is invited to above cited circulars wherein instructions had been issued for implementation of GOI, Ministry of P,PG and pensions, Deptt of P&PW OM No.45/03/2008- P&PW(F) dated 20th November,2014. As per Para III(a), IV(a) and Para V(a) of ibid OM, the Service Element of disability pension of pre-2006 disability pensioners was linked to qualifying service for earning full pension.

2. Now, GOI, Ministry of P,PG and pension, Dept of P&PW have further issued orders under their OM No. 45/03/2008-P&PW(F) dated 8th August, 2016, that in terms of GOI OM No.38/37/2008-P&PW (A) dated 06.04.2016 the revised consolidated pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall not be lower than 50% of the minimum of the pay in the Pay Band and grade pay (wherever applicable) corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale as per the fitment table without pro-rata reduction of pension even if they has qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement. “This provision would be equally applicable for computing service element of revised disability pension being drawn by pre-2006 disability pensioners. Accordingly, the provision linking the service element of disability pension under Para III(a), IV(a) and V(a) of this Department’s OM of even no. dated 20th November 2014 stands deleted. The arrears of revised disability pension would be payable with effect from 1.1.2006.”

3. In order to implement the instruction contained in the above said Govt. letters, HOOs are required to review/identify the cased where Disability Pension /Family Pension have been notified in terms of CCS (EOP) Rules and forward the same with details i.e. PPO Nos., Current PDA details, Pay scale under IV & V CPC and address of Payee to this office for revision in terms of OM of even no. dated 20.11.2014, OM No. dt. 29.04.2016 and read with 8.08.2016.

4. It is therefore, requested that suitable instruction along with copy of this circular may be issued to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control for initiating action in this regard.

Sd/-
(Abhishek Singh)
ACDA (P)

Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-c155.pdf
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Prepare for Strike - Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State

Prepare for Strike - Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State

Comrades,

The meetings of allowances and standing committee of National JCM scheduled on 13th October 2016, has been postponed to 25th October 2016. It was expected that the recommendations of allowance committee will be made in October 2016 , with the postponement of meetings now we can expect in November 2016 the allowances committee will submit its report .

Meanwhile the Finance Ministry has issued orders on advances. The 7th CPC has recommend for abolition of all advances, the staff side JCM demanded retention of all advances , the some of the advances such as medical, computer and travelling allowances are retained, but the important festival advance is been abolished.

The Government has so far not set up the high level committee on minimum wage, fitment formula revision and other main demands of CG employees as assured by Cabinet Ministers in July 2016. Since four months’ time which was sought by the Cabinet Ministers is going to end shortly.

The Central Government has shown urgency in issuing orders on advances, but the same urgency is not shown in case of issue of orders on allowances and revision of minimum wage, fitment formula which will benefit lakhs of Central Government employees.

To put more pressure on the Central Government to accept the main demands of the Central Government employees all are requested to observe the following programs.

1ST PHASE – 20th OCTOBER 2016 – THURSDAY
Demonstration at all centres/all office gates and forwarding of resolutions adopted on charter of demands to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India (2) Hon’ble Home Minister (3) Hon’ble Finance Minister and all Departmental heads.

2ND PHASE – 7th NOVEMBER 2016 – MONDAY
Mass dharna at all state capitals/important centres.

3RD PHASE – 15th DECEMBER 2016 – THURSDAY
Massive Parliament March of not less than 20000 Central Government employees. Reserve your tickets immediately.

4th PHASE – STRIKE JOINTLY WITH ALL LIKE MINDED ORGANISATIONS
Date will be decided in consultation with other organisations.

Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

Children Education Allowance – Clarification

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4

New Delhi, dated 06.10.2016

The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Children Education Allowance – Clarification

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions / clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

2. In terms of DOP&T’s recent OM No.A-27012/01/2015-Estt.(AL) dated 22.08.2016, it is clarified that E-Receipts produced by Railway employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance. This is for guidance of all concerned.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Sd/-
(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: NFIR
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Friday, October 07, 2016

Grant of Advances – 7th CPC Recommendations – Computer Advance for All Central Government Employees – Finmin Orders

No.12(1)/E.II(A)/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of 
Expenditure

New Delhi, 7th October, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of advances – Seventh Pay Commission recommendations – Amendment to Rules 21(5) of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants.

The undersigned is directed to say that in of the decision taken by the Government on the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations relating to advances, the existing provisions of Compendium of Rules on Advances – 21(5) relating to Personal Computer Advance are amended as per the amendments attached.

2. These orders will take effect from the date of issue of this O.M. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.

3. The other interest bearing advances relating to Motor Car Advance and Motorcycle / Scooter Moped Advance will stand discontinued.

4. In so far as persons serving in Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the amendments to the notice of all
its attached and subordinate offices for their information.

Hindi version of this O.M. is enclosed.

Sd/-
(Pankaj Hazarika)
Director, E.II(A)

AMENDMENTS TO COMPENDIUM OF RULES ON ADVANCES TO GOVERNMENT SERVANTS, 2005

CONDITIONS OF GRANT OF COMPUTER ADVANCE:

Rule21(5)
Advance : Personal Computer Advance

Quantum : Rs.50000 or actual price of PC, whichever is lower

Eligibility Criteria : All government employees

(ii) The computer advance will be allowed maximum five times in the entire service.

Source:http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/advances/Grant_Advances_7CPC_Rules215Amendment07102016.pdf
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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB) for the Civilian Employees of the EME for the Year 2015-16

No.20(3)/2016/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 5th October, 2016

To
The Chief of the Army Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB) for the civilian employees of the EME for the Year 2015-16.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry’s letter dated 28th September, 1983, as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 28 days (Twenty Eight days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2015-16 to the eligible civilian employees of the EME.

2. The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2015-16 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB shall be paid to all eligible Gp. ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted), Gp. ‘C’ and Gp ‘D’ civilian employees of the EME who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2015-16. The calculation ceiling of Rs. 7000/- (7000×34/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual labourer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/- p.m. (1200×34/30.4) for the accounting year 2015-16. However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs. 1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2016-17.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their ID No. dated 5.10.2016 and MoD (Fin/AG/PB) Vide their Dy No. 188/AG/PB dated 5.10.2016.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/plb-orders-2015-2016-da4m.pdf
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Productivity Linked Bonus for the Eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2015-2016

No.20(5)/2016/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 5th October, 2016

To
The Chief of the Army Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for the eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2015-2016.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministrys letter No.F.24(6)/80/D(JCM) dated 28th September. 1983, as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of the President to the payment of 40 days (Fourty days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2015-2016 to the eligible civilian employees of the AOC.

2. The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2015-2016 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB will be paid to all eligible Gp.’B’ (Non-Gazetted), Gp. ‘C’ & Gp. ‘D’ civilian employees of AOC who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2015-2016. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000×40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual labourer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/- p.m. (1200×40/30.4) for the accounting year 2015-2016. However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs. 1200/- p.m.. the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2016-2017. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure] vide their ID No.300308327/2016-EIII(A) dated 5.10.2016 and Defence (Finance /AG/PB) 183/AG/PB dated 5.10.2016.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/plb-orders-2015-2016-da4m.pdf
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Productivity Linked Bonus for Eligible Industrial Civilian Employees of the Indian Air Force for the Year 2015-2016.

No.20(4)/2016/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 5th October, 2016

To
The Chief of the Air Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2015-2016.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry’s letter No.F.24(10)/80/D(JCM), dated 2nd November, 1983 as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 40 days (Forty days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2015-2016 to the eligible civilian employees of the Indian Air Force.

2 The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2015-2016 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB will be paid to all eligible Gp. ‘B'(Non-Gazetted), Gp. ‘C’ and Gp. ‘D’ civilian employees of Indian Air Force who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2015-2016. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000×40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual labouer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs. 1200/- for the accounting year 2015-2016. However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs. 1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2016-2017.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure) vide their ID No.300308319/e-III(A)/2016 dated 05.10.2016 and MOD (Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No.194/AG/PB dated 5.10.2016.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/plb-orders-2015-2016-da4m.pdf
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

7th CPC on MACP – NFIR Opposes the Benchmark ‘Very Good’

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railways
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055

PRESS RELEASE

Reacting to the news item appearing in ‘The Hindu’ of 04th October 2016 relating to the acceptance of the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission on Modified Assured Career Progress Scheme (MACPS) and the DoP&T OM dated 27th/28th September 2016, the General Secretary said that while the Government has wrongly accepted the recommendation, at the same time has been spreading wrong news through the media. He said that the Scheme has been existing since 1st September 2008 and is not a new scheme as claimed by the Government.

Dr.Raghavaiah further said that while accepting the 7th CPC recommendations relating to the MACP Scheme for Central Government employees, the Government has totally ignored the agreement reached with the JCM (Staff Side) on 17/07/2012 and 27/07/2012 in the Joint Committee and National Advisory Committee Meetings wherein agreement was reached to maintain the same benchmark as is applicable for filling the vacancies through promotion by selection/non-selection/fitness instead of insisting upon the benchmark ‘Very Good’ recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. Thereafter, the DoP&T vide OM dated 01st November 2010 and 04th October 2012 issued necessary instructions for granting MACP to the Central Government employees.

The Federation takes note that the Government while accepting the 7th CPC recommendations relating to financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to its employees has again taken U-turn and had once again fixed the benchmark ‘Very Good’ arbitrarily for granting financial upgradation mainly to deny the legitimate benefit to its employees without any dialogue with JCM (Staff Side) – the machinery setup to deal with the issues of Central Government employees which is totally unjustified.

The Federation strongly opposes the move of the Government for which communications have already been sent by the Federation twice to the Cabinet Secretary on 2nd August and 23rd August 2016 to respect the bilateral agreement reached with the JCM (Staff Side) and restore the decision given vide DoP&T OM dated 01/ll/20l0 and 04/10/2012 without making any change on the settled issue.

The General Secretary, NFIR hopes that the Government would consider the above points and rectify the mistake soon duly restoring the earlier instructions of DoP&T to honor the commitment made to the Staff Side.

04th October 2016

(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR
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Monday, October 03, 2016

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16.

No.7/24/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E III-A Branch)

North Block,New Delhi
3rd October,2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16.

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2015-16 to the Central Government employees in Groups ‘C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group ‘B’, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall be monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000/-, as revised w.e.f 01/04/2014 vide OM No.7/4/2014-E.III(A), dated 29th August, 2016. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will also be admissible to the eligible employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-

(i) Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2016 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2015-16 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months);

(ii) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate NonPLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will, thereafter, be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000 (where actual average  emoluments exceed Rs. 7000), Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 7000×30/30.4=Rs.6907.89 (rounded off to Rs.6908/-).

(iii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 day week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable will be (Rs.1200×30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/-). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below RS.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

(iv) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

(v) The clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s OM No.F.14 (10)-E.Coord/88 dated 4.10.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.

3. The expenditure on this account will be debilable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.

4. The expenditure to be incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Sd/-
(Amar Nath Singh)
Director

Source:http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/bonus/03-10-2016EH.pdf
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Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees – Implementation of Seventh CPC Recommendations.

F.No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block,
New Delhi
Dated the September 28,2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees – Implementation of seventh CPC recommendations.

The Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme was introduced with effect from 01.09.2008 in pursuance of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission by this Department’s OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19th May, 2009. Subsequently, clarifications/ FAQs were issued vide OM dated 16.11.2009, 09.09.2010, 01.04.2011, 13.06.2012, 04.10.2012 and 10.12.2014. These instructions are in force with effect from 01.09.2008.

2. The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in para 5.1.44 of its report has recommended inter-alia as follows:

“MACP will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay Matrix, the employee will move to immediate next level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that. For a regular promotion in the Pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to he applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of Organised Group ‘A’ Services.”

3. The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. Further, Para 1 and 2 of the existing Scheme (Annexure to this Department’s OM No. 35024/3/2008-Estt.D dated 19th May, 2009) will be substituted by the following words:-

“1. There shall be three financial upgradations under the MACPS as per 7th CPC recommendations, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years services respectively or 10 years of continuous service in the same level in Pay Matrix, whichever is earlier,

2. The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher level in the Pay Matrix as given in PART A of Schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, Thus, the level in the Pay Matrix at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive levels in the Pay Matrix, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. In such cases, the higher level in the Pay Matrix attached to thenext promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organisation will be given only at the time of regular promotion.”

4. The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in para 5.1.45 of its report has interalia recommended as follows:
“Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and .financial upgradation under MACPS’ to be enhanced, from ,`Good’ to ‘Very Good’. “

5. The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, para 17 of the Scheme (Annexure to OM No 3502413/2008-Estt.D dated 19th May, 2009) shall be substituted by the following words:-

“17. For grant of .financial upgradation under the MACPS, the prescribed benchmark would be ‘Very Good ‘ for all the posts.”

6. These changes will come into effect from 25th July, 2016, i.e., from the date of resolution notified by Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance regarding acceptance of the recommendations of the 7th CPC.

7. The comprehensive MACP Scheme on acceptance of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations will be issued separately.

Sd/-
(Jayanthi G.)
Director(E.I)

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/35034_3_2015_Estt_D.pdf
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DA News - AICPIN for the Month of August 2016

No. 5/1/2016- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 30th September, 2016

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — August, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for August, 2016 decreased by 2 points and pegged at 278 (two hundred and seventy eight). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.71 per cent between July, 2016 and August, 2016 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.38 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 2.57 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat, Arhar Dal, Moong Dal, Urd Dal, Eggs (Hen), Poultry (Chicken), Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, French Beans, Gourd, Gwar Phali, Green Coriander Leaves, Lady’s Finger, Methi, Palak, Peas, Radish, Tomato, Cucumber, Guava, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Gram Dal, Mustard Oil, Milk, Banana, Mango, Sugar, Snack Saltish, Pan Finished, Cooking Gas, Soft Coke, Primary School Fee, Bus Fare, etc.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.30 per cent for August, 2016 as compared to 6.46 per cent for the previous month and 4.35 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 6.16 per cent against 9.34 per cent of the previous month and 3.55 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Vadodara and Madurai reported the maximum decrease of 10 points each followed by Pune and Warrangal (8 points each) and Indore and Rajkot (6 points each). Among others, 5 points decrease was observed in 6 centres, 4 points in 6 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 6 centres. On the contrary, Tripura recorded a maximum increase of 8 points followed by Giridih (6 points) and Rourkela (5 points). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 3 points in 3 centres, 2 points in 4 centres and 1 point in 8 centres. Rest of the 16 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 Bengluru, Pune and Bhopal centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of September, 2016 will be released on Monday, 31st October, 2016. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

Sd/-
(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Source:http://labourbureau.nic.in/Press_Note_CPI_IW_AUG_2016_EH.pdf
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Fixation of Pay and grant of Increment in the Revised Pay Structure – Clarifications – Regarding.

No.1-6/2016-IC(Pt.)
Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell

Room No.214, The Ashok New Delhi
Dated the 29th September, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure – clarifications – regarding.

Following the notification of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2015, this Depertment has received references seeking clarifications regarding various aspects of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure as also pay fixation and grant of increment in future under revised pay structure. The matter has been considered in this Department and the points of doubts are clarified as under:

1. Point of doubt: As per the provisions of FR22 (l) (a) (1), the Government servants (other than those appointed on deputation to ex-cadre post or ad hoc basis or on direct recruitment basis) have the option, to be exercised within one month from the date of promotion, to have the pay fixed under this rule from the date of such promotion/ appointment or from the date of next increment.

Some of the employees, promoted between 01.01.2016 and the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 had opted for their pay fixation on promotion/financial up-gradation under MACPS from the date of their next increment in the lower grade. Consequent upon notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 25th July, 2016, the option submitted by such employees has now turned out to be disadvantageous. Whether such employee may be allowed to revise their option under FR 22 at this stage.

Clarification: Under the changed circumstances after notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, the employee may be allowed to exercise revised option for fixation of pay under FR22(l)(a)(1), Such revised option shall be exercised within one month of issue of this 0M. Option so revised, shall be final.

2. Point of doubt: Whether employees appointed/promoted/ during granted financial up-gradation 02.01.2015 and 01.07.2015 will be entitled to grant of one increment on 01.01.2016,.

Clarification: Since the provisions of CCS  (RP)Rules, 2016 are effective  from 01.01.2016, no increment shall be allowed on 01.01.2016 at the time of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure.

Sd/-
(R.K.Chaturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:http://finmin.nic.in/7cpc/7thCPC_PayFixation_revisedpaystructure.pdf
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