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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Austrian honour for Karunanidhi with a postage stamp for his 90th Birthday

Austrian honour for Karunanidhi with a postage stamp for his 90th Birthday

 CHENNAI: Austrian government has honoured DMK chief M Karunanidhi with a postage stamp for his 90th birthday, which was celebrated on June 3.

The stamp on the DMK leader was based on requests from 'individuals' in Austria, who drew the attention of the Austrian postal service on the nonagenarian's contributions in the field of public life, cinema and literature.

The international postage stamp has the image of the DMK leader's face with the band of party flag, red and black and numeral 90, denoting his age as a backdrop.

Don Ashok, who has business interests in Austria, and who is one among the enthusiasts who made it possible, told TOI that it was the result of affectionate gestures of a few towards the party chief. "It is a result of love and affection, lakhs of partymen have for Karunanidhi," he said. The stamp, a limited version, comes at a cost of 90 euros.

Source :The Times of India
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Procedure for hiring of staff in Pay Band-I of Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade Pay: Rs. 1800) on Indian Railways reg – Railway Board Orders 2013

Procedure for hiring of staff in Pay Band-I of Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade Pay: Rs. 1800) on Indian Railways reg – Railway Board Orders 2013


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(Railway Board)



No.E (NG)-II/2009/RR-1/10Pt.

New Delhi, dated 19/07/2013


The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Sub: Procedure for recruitment of staff in Pay Band-I of Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade Pay: Rs. 1800) on Indian Railways regarding.

In terms of existing instructions, recruitment to posts in Grade Pay: Rs. 1800 is to be conducted annually and employment notification has to be issued in July of the year taking into account the vacancies of the next calendar year. Vacancies so notified, are subject to revision since any shortfall of earlier recruitment is to be taken care of. Presently no specific instructions exist for RRCs and they are to follow RRB pattern in the absence of the same. The issue of modification of indents has been examined on references received from field units and the following has been decided by Board:

(a) The revised indents may be placed with the personal approval of General Manger of the Railway concerned, where requirement of enhancement of vacancies is to the extent of 50% or below of the notified vacancies.

(b) If enhancement is more than 50% of the notified vacancies, then Board’s specific approval will have to be taken by the Railway with the personnel recommendation of the General Manager.

(c) In case of reduction/cancellation of indent itself, Board’s specific approval will have to be obtained with the personnel recommendation of the General Manager.

(d) The stipulation made above can be exercised only once, after the notification of the vacancies has been done. For all cases as above, entire exercise be completed one month before the commencement of written examination.

Please acknowledge receipt.


sd/-
(Harsha Dass)
Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board.



Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in
[http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/ENG-II/Enhancement.pdf]

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7th PAY COMMISSION (7CPC)

Time to setup Seventh Pay Commission  

(A paper for Discussion & consideration of National convention of Railway Pensioners Associations, at Secunderabad on 13-2-2011)
There is a long pending demand for a wage revision every 5 years or rather a continuous process of wage revision through a Permanent Pay Body and the demand was rightly conceded by Fifth Pay Commission – though not accepted by the Government. Date of implementation of 6th CPC has completed 5 year on 1-1-2011. It is, as such, time to set up Seventh Pay Commission.
PARITY OF PERIODICITY FOR WAGE REVISION WITH PSUs 
The Government has already conceded to effect wage revision in PSUs after every 5 years. The disparities with PSUs & Corporate Sector have increased further since Sixth Pay Commission submitted its Report as the PSUs got a big wage hike w.e.f. 2007 thus increasing the gap further with Central Government employees. The disparity will be further increased as the next wage review in PSUs is due in 2012 and the wage disparity can be just visualized especially due to fast improvement in economy.
It is imperative that the same criteria for revision of wages every 5 years as adopted in PSUs, should be adopted for revision of wages and pension of Central Government Employees and Pensioners.
DA component in the wages would exceed 50% w.e.f. January, 2011. But merger of DA will not be done (as in the past) due to retrograde recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission not to merge the DA on reaching 50% but to give only a nominal increase of 25% in some Allowances – other than DA & HRA.
Anomalies in Sixth CPC Report are not expected to be removed - except by a Pay Commission - since the Government is apparently not ready to agree on any of the major issues of concern.  The other view point on demand for Seventh CPC is that since decision on some of the issues arising after Sixth Pay Commission and its anomalies are pending for a final decision and as such it is not appropriate to demand Seventh Pay Commission at this stage. But the Government may take its own time in accepting the demand for Seventh Pay Commission. In the meanwhile the pending issues could be sorted out in the Anomalies Committees or other Forums (like JCM or DC). In any case, the outstanding issues can be referred to the next Pay Commission. As such, the demand for Seventh Pay Commission needs to be pursued effectively – especially keeping in view the heavy inflation and other aspects mentioned above.
Fourth CPC recommended a Permanent Machinery to undertake periodical review of the pay, allowances and conditions of service of Central Government employees.
VIEWS OF PREVIOUS PAY COMMISSIONS 
Fifth CPC in Chapter 171 had recommended that the “Government may set up a Constitutional body, which should be responsible for maintaining and updating the basic data on pay and allowances of Government employees and to review the pay scales and rates of allowances and other related matters on a continuing basis.”
Fifth CPC further proposed that the mandate for such a Pay Body should be to suggest revision of pay scales every year by merger of dearness allowance or with reference to the cost of living index.  
The only argument that Govt. can possibly have against the suggestion is that the Govt. will be required to spend more on pay and allowances than it does now, because of the lag between the need for pay revision and the actual revision itself. This is a false argument and fails to take into account the simmering discontent that such a palpably unjust mechanism engenders among its employees.
Fifth Pay Commission recommended that “It would be in the fitness of things if the Permanent Pay Body is given a constitutional status and authority, as is the case with the Finance Commission.” Fifth CPC also mentioned in Para 171.13 in its report that: “In the Chapter on Dearness Allowance we have suggested that each time the CPI increases by 50% over the basic index used by the last Pay Commission it should be converted into Dearness Pay. Such DP should be counted for all purposes, including retirement benefits.” 
It is regrettable that the Sixth Pay Commission  in Para 4.1.18 of its report, had recommended that the DA should not be merged on reaching 50% (and an increase of 25% in some Allowances be given – other than DA & HRA). The Merger of DA on crossing 50% was proposed to be discontinued on the ground that the Increments had been recommended to be on percentage basis (instead of fixed ones in each Scale earlier). It was further contended by the Sixth Pay Commission that the Base point for calculating the Consumer Price Index should also be raised if the DA was to be merged.
Both these contentions of Sixth Pay Commission were not only inconsistent with the recommendations of the previous Pay Commissions; these were also against the established laws of economics on which the very concept of grant of DA and merger thereof after reaching a reasonable level were based – to avoid wage erosion and its distortion.
The demands for Merger of DA after reaching 25% and revision of DA after every 3 months instead of 6 months were also summarily rejected by the Sixth CPC. But the worst part of it was that while the Sixth Pay Commission found merit in the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission that the “DA should be paid net of Taxes”, Sixth CPC failed to make any further comment or recommendation thereon. As such the Government found it convenient to ignore it all together.
As mentioned earlier, there seems to be no possibility to get the anomalies of Sixth Pay Commission removed – keeping in view the response of the Government in various Forums – including JCM – National Council, National Anomalies Committee (NAC) & SCOVA etc.
Seventh Pay Commission should therefore be set up forthwith for revision of wages and Pensions from 1st January, 2011. There is strong justification for the same and we hope that this will soon find many Trade Unions to take up the issue in right earnest.
As it happens always - whenever a new idea is floated it takes time for the people to accept it. But the efforts must go on sincerely and earnestly. This is one such issue which needs to be pursued effectively to its logical conclusion at the earliest
(By Harchandan Singh, Vice President BPS, Secretary General RSCWS & Secretary General CCCGPA) 
(Ph: 0172  2228306, M: 09316131598, M: 09569631598, Email ID: cccgpa@yahoo.in) 
  
 Source: 90paisa
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7th Pay Commission News : National Mazdoor Conference for Seventh Pay Commission

National Mazdoor Conference for Seventh Pay Commission
Jammu, November 17 (Scoop News) –National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) President, Subash Shastri has appealed to the Prime Minister to immediately constitute Seventh Pay Commission headed by C. Rangarajan, former Governor of RBl along with five others noted economists of the country as its members and the announcement to this regard be made in the ensuing winter session of parliament beginning from Nov 22.
Emphasizing on formulation of a National Pay Policy throughout the country, Shastri demanded setting up of a new Pay Commission which would cover both Central and State government employees be declaring it as National Pay Panel.
Addressing a largely attended NMC workers rally at Vijaypur today, Shastri further pleaded that till new Pay Commission is constituted and its recommendations implemented, 50% DA be merged with the basic pay/ pension and interim relief of 20% of the basic pay/pension be provided to the Central and State Government employees and pensioners in view of increasing burden due to massive inflation in the country. 
Enhancement in the wages of daily wagers from Rs. 125 to Rs. 300 per day, beside their regularization, issuance of regularization orders of 180 daily wagers working in the Rural Development Department, release of pending salary of motivators working in IWDP project Akhnoor, increase the medical allowance from 300 to 1000 per month and removal of all pay anomalies of clerical staff were other demands highlighted in the rally.
Among those who also addressed the rally included Rajan Babu Khajuria, Sham Lal Sharma, Rakesh Padha, Ashok Khajuria, Anil Singh Slathia, Sunil Kochhar, Surinder Kumar, Ram Lal, Ram Pal Sharma, Barkat Ram, Girdhari Lai Bhagat, Vijay Kumar Bhagat, Jograj, Sukhdev Singh, Kamal, Subash Sharma , Mohd Shafi, Gopal Dass and others.
Source: www.scoopnews.in
[http://scoopnews.in/det.aspx?25349]
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Confederation News : One day strike on 12th December, 2012 - charter of demands

Confederation News : One day strike on 12th December, 2012 - charter of demands

The Confederation of Central Government employees and workers in its last National Council meeting decided to call upon its members to organise a day's strike on 12th December, 2012 in  pursuance of a 15 point charter of demands, which include inter alia setting  up of the 7th CPC for wage revision, withdrawal of PFRDA Bill and extension of the defined benefit pension scheme to all Central Government employees  irrespective of date of their entry into Government service, removal of conditions imposed on compassionate appointments', stopping outsourcing  contractorisation, five promotions in the service career as is provided to the organised group A services , merger of DA with pay, acceptance and implementation of arbitration awards, revival of the JCM functioning etc. .
Etc.

The Secretary General K.K.N.Kutty have also written to the Secretary Generals of AIDEF, INDWF, AIRF, NFIR and FNPO seeking their support.

We have enclosed herewith the charter of demands.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

1. Revise the wages of the Central Government employees with effect from 1.1.2011 and every five years thereafter by setting up the 7th CPC.

2. Merge DA with pay for all purposes with effect from. 1.1.2011.

3. Remove 5% restriction imposed on compassionate appointments and the discrimination on such appointments between the Railway workers and other Central Govt. employees.

4. (a)  Revive the functioning of the JCM.  Convene the meeting of the Departmental Councils in all Ministries/Departments.  Settle the anomalies raised in the National Anomaly Committee as also in the Departmental Anomaly Committees. Hold National Council meetings as specified in the JCM constitution. (b) Remove the anomalies in the MACP Scheme.(c) Grant recognition to all Associations/Federations, which have complied with the formalities and conditions stipulated in the CCS(RSA) Rules.

5. Fill up all vacant posts and creates posts n functional requirements.

6. Stop downsizing outsourcing, contractorization, corporatization and privatisation of Governmental functions.

7. Stop price rise; strengthen the PDS.

8. (a) Regularise the daily rated, contingent, casual workers and introduce a permanent scheme for periodical regularisation; (b) Promote all eligible Grameen Dak Sewaks of Postal Department against 50% Postmen Vacancies and 100% MTS vacancies without resorting to direct recruitment. (c) Raise the Bonus ceiling of GDS employees on par with other workers in the country.

9. (a) Stop the proposal to introduce the productivity linked wage system; (b) discard the performance related pay structure;(c)  introduce PLB in all Departments; (d) remove the ceiling on emoluments for bonus computation.

10. Revise the OTA, Night duty allowance and clothing rates.

11. Implement all arbitration awards;

12. Make the right to strike a legal and fundamental right of the Government employees on par with the other section of the working class.

13. Grant 5 functional promotion to all employees as is provided for in the case of Group A services.]

14. (a) Withdraw the PFRDA Bill. (b) Rescind the decision to allow FDI in pension sector;(c) Scrap the new contributory pension scheme (d) Extend the existing statutory defined pension scheme to all Central Govt. employees irrespective of their date of entry in Government service.

15. Vacate all Trade Union victimisation, and more specifically in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.
                        
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Central Government Employees march to Parliament

CONSTITUTE 7TH PAY COMMISSION - Central staff to march to Parliament.

Central staff to march to Parliament

The Confederation of Central Government Employees will take out a march to Parliament on July 26, demanding constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission and dismantling of the new pension scheme.

Talking to reporters in Chennai, general secretary of the Confederation M. Duraipandian said though the Centre had trumpeted that the Sixth Pay Commission had increased the salary of the employees by 28 to 40 per cent, increase in petrol prices and hike in the price of essential commodities had proved that salary hike was not adequate.

“CONSTITUTE 7TH PAY COMMISSION”

“The only way out is constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission. Many private sector companies in Tamil Nadu revise the salaries of their employees once in four months. In transport sector it is done in every three years. The insurance sector has seen revision of pay nine times. We need pay revision once in five years,” he said.


Bleak future

Mr. Duraipandian said the new pension scheme was against the interest of the employees as the government had plans to invest the money in the share market and it would create bleak future.

Source: The Hindu
[http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article3675558.ece]
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7th pay commission news

VII Pay Commission for Central Government Employees should be constituted at the earliest-INDWF

Today the INDWF – Indian National Defence Workers Federation is Celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year in New Delhi. A rally to Talkatora stadium is organized by the Federation as a part of the Golden Jubilee celebration. In which around 10000 of its delegates across India are expected to participate. Sources Close to the INDWF revealed that the Supreme command of the Congress Party Smt. Sonia Gandhi is also expected to participate in the Meeting to be held at Talkatora Stadium in the evening. The Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh, Defence Ministers and Shri.Ragul Gandhi.are also invited to attend the meeting.

A list of around 30 Demands also been published by the Federation to put before the Government in its Meeting.

The Federation Demands the Government, Particularly the Ministry of Defence that,

The Defence Procurement Policy to be reviewed, so that privatization and out sourcing may be avoided.

MACP should be granted to Central Govt.Employees on Promotional Hierarchy.

VII Pay Commission for Central Govt.Employees should be constituted at the earliest so that it can be reviewed and implemented in time.

Employment should be provided to the wards of employees those who are willing to go in VRS Scheme like in Railways.

The Bonus ceiling to be removed and one full month salary may be granted as Bonus to all Central Govt.Employees

One Increment should be granted to Central Govt.Employees whose annual increment falls between 01-02-2006 to 30-6-2006


Source : GServants
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