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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

As elections loom, government clears 7th Pay Commission

As elections loom, government clears 7th Pay Commission

Pay commission recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from 1 Jan 2016, says govt

The recommendations of the sixth pay commission headed by justice B.N. Srikrishna were implemented with effect from 1 January 2006

Ahead of the election season, the government approved a proposal to constitute the 7th Central Pay Commission to revise the salary structure of Union government employees from both civil and military services.

In a statement on Wednesday, the finance ministry said the average time taken by a Pay Commission to submit its recommendations is about two years, and accordingly the next set of recommendations is likely to be implemented from 1 January 2016.

The chairperson and members as well as the terms of reference of the Pay Commission will be finalized and announced shortly after consultation with major stakeholders, the ministry said.

N.R. Bhanumurthy, a professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, said the government might have announced the setting up of the Pay Commission slightly early because of the impending elections in five states and the general election next year. Notifications for assembly elections in Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram are expected to be announced soon. The general election is due in May next year.

Bhanumurthy said states that followed the previous Pay Commission’s recommendations were better placed
in 2008 to increase salaries and allowances of their employees.

“The impact of the 7th Pay Commission on the fiscal situation of the central and state governments will depend on the extent of hike it recommends and also the fiscal devolution package to be announced by the 14th Finance Commission of India,” he added.

The 14th Finance Commission chaired by Y.V. Reddy, constituted in January, is expected to submit its report by October 2014 covering for a period of five years starting April 2015.

The 1st Pay Commission was established in 1956, and since then the Union government usually appoints a Pay Commission once in a decade to revise the wages of Union government employees.

The 6th Pay Commission headed by justice B.N. Srikrishna was constituted on 5 October 2006. It submitted its report on 24 March 2008, but its recommendations were implemented retrospectively from 1 January 2006.

The government accepted most of the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission with some modification.
But it rejected a few recommendations such as a liberal severance package for employees who want to leave service without pension with 15-20 years of service left, another one that said government employees should have only three holidays in a year, and a suggestion for flexible work hours for women and flexi-weeks for employees with disabilities.

The government also deferred some recommendations to review them separately, such as bonus and overtime allowance, recommendation of lateral shift of defence personnel to central paramilitary forces, corporatization of Indian Railways, and abolition of Indian Telecom Services and Telecom Commission.

Source: Livemint
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Railways Measures to Prevent Misuse of ‘Izzat’ Monthly Season Ticket

Railways Measures to Prevent Misuse of ‘Izzat’ Monthly Season Ticket

Ministry of Railways has taken further measures in order to prevent the misuse of the ‘Izzat’ Monthly Season Ticket (Izzat MST) and also to ensure that the scheme actually reaches the person belonging to low income category.

Under the new measures, following has been decided:

(i) Income certificates issued by the authority for issue of Izzat MST, will also be verified by local Government Officials such as BDO, Tehsildar etc.

(ii) A copy of the proof of residence such as Voter Identify Card, Driving License, Electricity Bill etc would also be retained for issue of the Izzat monthly season tickets and the original should also be inspected.

(iii) There shall be no change in other conditions of the Izzat monthly season ticket.

The above changes in the Izzat MST scheme will be effective from 15th October, 2013.

AKS/HK/DK
(Release ID :99745)
Source: PIB
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Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of 69 CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations

Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of 69 CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations

F. No. 2(54)/08-DPE (VC)
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises Bhawan,
Block 14, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003.
Dated the 26th September, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of 69 CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para No. 2 and Annexure III to this Department’s O.M. dated 14.10.2008 wherein the rates of DA payable to the employees who are following CDA pattern has been indicated.

2.The DA payable to the employees may be enhanced form existing rate 80% to 90% with effect from 01.07.2013

3.The payment of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

4.These rates are applicable in the case of CDA employees, whose pay have been revised with effect from 01.01.2006 as per DPE O.M. dated 14.10.2008.

5.All administrative Ministries/Departments of Government of India are requested to bring the foregoing to the notice of the Central Public Sector Enterprises under their administrative control for action at their end.

(Samsul Hague)
Under Secretary
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7th PAY COMMISSION NEWS : A DEMAND TO 7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION (CPC) - CHILD CARE LEAVE(CCL) FOR MALE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES


7th PAY COMMISSION NEWS : A DEMAND TO 7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION (CPC) - CHILD CARE LEAVE(CCL) FOR MALE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

A DEMAND TO 7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION (CPC) - CHILD CARE LEAVE(CCL) FOR MALE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

We know that a lot of anomalies pending in front of National Anomaly Committee.Few of them were solved and remaining anomalies will be discussed in the next NAC meeting.Even though central govt announced 7th CPC.It is a amicable news for CG employees.This is the time to speak out the problems we faced in 6th CPC through social media and blogs.Child Care Leave is one of the important issue to male central government employees.

To be in synchronised pattern with the Fastidious modern world and to fulfill a family's basic needs such as begetting good education for their child's fruitful future it becomes at most necessity that both the husband and wife should earn for their family.

The reality of high priced commodities which the common man can relish only in his dreams. The mountainous rise of land value which acts as a ardent barrier for fulfilling one own dream home,the dizziness caused by cost of rental houses and finally the enormous increase to gigantic proportion of the fees paid to schools for getting a decent education to their children-These force and make it definite that both the life partners should earn to make both ends meet.

In this economic warfare the grave truth is that the children who should be in the warmth and care of their parents spend and shove their time in the company of electronic gadgets

During important moments i.e the child's ill health , the child's important examination days the 6th pay commission has paved way for the mother to be by the childs sideby, the introduction of the plan known as CCL it has been whole heartedly welcomed by one and all .

Having borne in its mind that todays childcare the sculptors of tomorrows modern India, the central government has given this CCL which is a formidable concession

Of the couples who got to work to earn their living ,those of them who are both central govt employees are very few.

In certain families the husband will be a central govt employee while the wife may work in a private firm.
In some others the husband may work in a private firm while his spouse may work in a central govt institution

For instance let us keep in mind that the husband is a central govt employee and his wife works in a private institution the critend is that they would not reap the beneath of CCL as it as certained only to the female central govt employee.

We are all very well aware that the children need the warmth and care of both parents in equal measures.If it is so why then the central govt has not allotted CCL for their male employees.

During pregnancy time the female central govt employee are given maternity leave On similar basis the male employees are given paternity leave.This seems to be acceptable to a certain extent.But [to say frankly] the allotment of CCL only to the female central govt employee is not acceptable.

It is the same payment for same work for both the female and male employees in a central govt institution.Similarly the concessions given should be in common for both of them.If a female employee is given two years CCL the male employee also can be given nearly the same if not equal.

There are grounds on which a male central govt employee loses his wife or he diverse why hasn't the govt not taken in to consideration the condition of their children.Henceforth ccl should be given to the male central govt employees though certain conditions can be imposed. Only then the reason for which this concession (ccl) has been introduced could be realised to it full extent.

Source : www.centralgovernmentemployeesportal.blogspot.in
http://centralgovernmentemployeesportal.blogspot.in/2013/09/a-demand-to-7th-central-pay.html
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Postal Orders 2013 - Grant of Split Duty Allowance to Group C & D (now MTS) employees of Department of Posts

Postal Orders 2013 - Grant of Split Duty Allowance-for the further period of 3 years w.e.f. 01.07.2011 to 30.06.2014, on existing rate...


No. 6-3/2002 PE II
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
PE- II Section

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 14th Aug 2013

To
All the Chief Postmasters General,
All the Postmasters General

Subject: Grant of Split Duty Allowance-for the further period of 3 years w.e.f. 01.07.2011 to 30.06.2014, on existing rate

Sir,
The matter of continuance of payment of Split Duty Allowance to Group C & D (now MTS) employees of Department of Posts who are placed on split duty has been examined further in the Directorate in consultation with Integrated Finance Wing and it has been decided by the competent authority to continue the payment of Split Duty Allowance at existing rate of Rs. 100/- p.m. for the further period of 3 years w.e.f. 01.07.2011 to 30.06.2014.

The terms and conditions will be as follows:

1. The break between two duty spells is not less than two hours.

ii. The Split Duty Allowance will be admissible only for the actual period for which the official is on split duty and when he is placed on a continuous duty, he will forfeit the right to draw the Split Duty Allowance.

iii. The Split Duty Allowance will not be admissible during the period of leave and training.

iv. The official residing beyond 5kms from his duty place are only eligible for this allowance.

2. This issues with the concurrence of the IFW vide their Diary No. 114/FA/13/CS dated 14.08.2013.

Your faithfully
sd/-
(Shankar Prasad)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)

Source: www.indiapost.gov.in
[http://www.indiapost.gov.in/DOP/Pdf/Circulars/6_2_2002PEIIdtd14Aug2013.PDF]
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Grant of TA/DA and payment of special allowance

Grant of TA/DA and payment of special allowance
By Speed Post
F.No.1-1/2010-TS.I
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
Technical Section – I
*****
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated :23rd September,2010.
To
The Director,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Khargapur, Madras, Guwahati, Roorkee,
Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi
Patna, Ropar

Sir,
I am hereby directed to inform you that after due consideration the Ministry has taken the following decisions with regard to grant of TA/DA and payment of special allowance :-

A. Grant of special allowance. Dy. Directors/Wardens etc.

Keeping in view the Special Allowance of Rs.4000/- prescribed for Pro- Vice Chancellor, Ministry has suggested vide it is letter dated 9th March,2010 that the Dy. Directors may be paid a monthly special allowance of Rs.4000/- per month. Accordingly, it has been felt that the honorarium for Deans, Wardens etc. may be suitably revised keeping in view the existing norms. Accordingly, honorarium/special allowances in respect of Dy. Directors, Deans, Wardens etc. will be as under:-

 ExistingProposed revision
Dy.DirectorRs.1000/ p.m.Rs.4000/- p.m.
DeansRs.900/ p.m.Rs.3500/- p.m.
WardensRs.800/ p.m.Rs.2500/- p.m.
Assoc./Asstt. WardensRs.500/ p.m.Rs.2500/- p.m.

B. Eligibility for TA/DA with reference to Academic Grade Pay:


The recommendation with regard to the question of equivalence of Academic Grade Pay with Grade Pay for the purpose of determining the eligibility for TA/DA and other benefits also requires a re-look. Even though academic grade pay has been fixed slightly at a higher level than the grade pay fixed for similar grade of Central Government employees, the entitlement for TA/DA and other allowances would be governed by the provision of the CCS (RP) Rules,2008 as per the TNDA entitlement for corresponding Grade Pay.

Accordingly, the following mapping of academic grade pay with grade pay is required to be followed for the purpose of determining eligibility for TA/DA and other allowances:

Sl.No.Academic Grade PayEquivalent Grade Pay for TA/DA/Other Allowances
1Rs.6000 & Rs.7000/-Rs.6600/-
2Rs.8000/-Rs.7600/-
3Rs.9000/-Rs.8700/-
4Rs.9500/-Rs.8900/-
5Rs.10000 / 10500/-Rs.10000/-

C. HAG Scale of Rs.67,000 – 79,000/- :

A new HAG scale of Rs.67,000-79,000 has been introduced in place of Grade Pay of Rs.12,000/-. Accordingly, the Grade Pay of Rs.12,000/- does not any more exist
.
The conditions for moving to the new HAG scale will remain exactly the same as the movement from AGP of Rs.10,500/-to AGP of Rs.12,000/-. Further, as indicated in this Ministry’s letter of even number, dated 18.8.2010, this will have prospective effect from the date of issue of orders regarding revision of scales of pay, i.e. 18.8.2009.

This issues with the approval of Secretary (HE).

Yours faithfully
(Pratima Dikshit)
Director

Source: http://www.igecorner.com
http://www.igecorner.com/dearnessallowance/grant-of-tada-and-payment-of-special-allowance/
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