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Expected DA/DR from January, 2014 – 100% or 101%

Expected DA/DR from January, 2014 – 100% or 101%


All-India CPI-IW for August, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 237 (two hundred and thirty seven). According to this increase Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees & Dearness Relief for CG Pensioner confirmed to be 100% from January, 2014.  This increase and present economic scenario are also indicating that the DA/DR for Jan, 2014 may cross 100%.  Total 8 points increase in AICPIN for next 3 months, DA will cross the 100% and DA from Jan, 2014 will be at 101%.  With this 2 point increase all the Central Government Employees and Pensioner will get another two digit increase in next half yearly continuously. See following table for thee different situation to Expected DA/DR for Jan, 2014 :-

Expectation
Increase/
Decrease
Index
Month
Base
Year
2001
=100
Total
of 12
Months
Twelve
monthly
Average
%
increase
over
115.76
for DA
DA/DR
announced
or will be
announced
1
Dec-12
219
2512
209.33
80.83%
80%
DA from
July, 2013
order has
been issued
by finmin
2
Jan-13
221
2535
211.25
82.49%
90%
2
Feb-13
223
2559
213.25
84.22%
1
Mar-13
224
2582
215.17
85.87%
2
Apr-13
226
2603
216.92
87.38%
2
May-13
228
2625
218.75
88.97%
3
Jun-13
231
2648
220.67
90.62%
4
Jul-13
235
2671
222.58
92.28%


2
Aug-13
237
2694
224.50
93.94%

1st
Expectation
Min 2 point
in any
coming
month
2
Sep-13
239
2718
226.50
95.66%
100%
0
Oct-13
239
2740
228.33
97.25%
0
Nov-13
239
2761
230.08
98.76%
0
Dec-13
239
2781
231.75
100.20%
Expected DA/DR from January, 2014
2nd
Expectation
minimum
1 point in
next 2
months
1
Sep-13
238
2717
226.42
95.59%
100%
1
Oct-13
239
2739
228.25
97.18%
0
Nov-13
239
2760
230.00
98.69%
0
Dec-13
239
2780
231.67
100.13%
Expected DA/DR from January, 2014
3rd
Expectation
Point 2 in
every month
or total 8
point
2
Sep-13
239
2718
226.50
95.66%
101%
2
Oct-13
241
2742
228.50
97.39%
2
Nov-13
243
2767
230.58
99.19%
2
Dec-13
245
2793
232.75
101.06%
Expected DA/DR from January, 2014


PIB Release of CPI-IW:

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

01-October-2013 13:16 IST

Consumer Price index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) August 2013

According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for August, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 237 (two hundred and thirty seven). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.85 per cent between July and August compared with 0.94 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 1.58 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta,Goat Meat, Dairy Milk, Milk (Cow & Buffalo),Onions, Chillies Green, Tea (Readymade), Firewood, Doctors Fee, Private Tution Fee. Secendory School Books, Petrol, Tailoring Charges are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Groundnut Oil, Fish, Fresh Vegetables and Fruit items, putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 10.75 per cent for August, 2013 as compared to 10.85 per cent for the previous month and 10.31 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 13.91 per cent against 14.10 per cent of the previous month and 12.20 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Chindwara recorded the highest increase of 8 points each followed by Jalpaiguri and Siliguri (7 points), Durgapur (10 points) and Ranchi, Hatia, Nagpur, Kolkata, Asansol and Tiruchirapally (6 points each). Among others, 5 points rise was registered in 8 centres, 4 points in 6 centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 13 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. On the contrary, Goa reported a decline of 5 points followed by Ernakulam, Quilon and Surat (2 points each) and 3 other centres by 1 point each. Rest of the 6 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 39 centres are above All-India Index and other 38 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Tiruchirapally centre remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of September, 2013 will be released on Thursday, 31 October, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.

Source: PIB via: Expected DA
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7th CPC News: Performance-linked pay system may be introduced

7th CPC News: Performance-linked pay system may be introduced

Getting it right on pay hikes: Financial Express

The new pay commission needs to embed performance meaningfully in babus’ pay structure
The government last week cleared the setting up of the 7th Central Pay Commission for its employees. The move may be prudent politically but it will add to the problems of the next government which will also be burdened with the impact of the Food Bill on financial and the Land Bill on investment.

The CPC recommendations, which will be implemented from January 2016 have to be handled properly—implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations threw fiscal deficit out of gear for two years, FY09 and FY 10. Though there will be no arrear burden this time as 7th CPC recommendations can be implemented from the due date itself—CPC is constituted every 10 years and 6th CPC recommendations were implemented from 2008 instead of 2006—the new pay structure itself will add to the government woes, especially at a time when the government is expected to be considerably cash-strapped for an extended period of time. The 12th five-year-plan average growth rate is unlikely to surpass even 6%.
A close look at the composition of the central government staff and pay structure clearly indicates there is not much that the government can do (or be willing to do) as far as curtailing the expenditure on this account is concerned. But what the CPC can do certainly is target hikes better to reward performers. A transparent and effective performance-linked pay system devised carefully, rather than the current token one, can be a catalyst for improving the government functioning.

The 6th pay commission recommended variable increments for Group A, where annual increments in the band will vary depending upon the performance. Eighty percent or more employees in the grade are now allowed normal increment at the rate of 2.5% with the high performers (not exceeding 20%) during the year being allowed increment at the higher rate of 3.5%. The government advised to extend the scheme of variable increments in other pay bands also. This system needs to be scaled up now to the next level.
Then, it had also suggested the introduction of performance related incentive scheme (PRIS) in the government under which employees would be given pecuniary remuneration over and above the pay, replacing the ad hoc bonus scheme.

The cabinet secretariat has developed result framework document (RFDs) and the ministries and departments have engaged themselves into this exercise which is being monitored now on a regular basis. According to the plan, at the end of the financial year, all ministries/departments will list out their achievements in a report against the agreed results formalised at the beginning of the year. This report will be finalised by May 1, and then will be placed before the Cabinet by June 1. This means the government will have a fair idea of a ministry or a department’s performance for each financial year. So, why not embed this also, along with an improved individual performance-linked system, in the overall pay structure?
But this is not going to be easy to implement. Talk to any number of government officials and they will give numerous reasons why a performance-linked system can’t be implemented and how this will bring in subjectivity. But, the issue is how will you improve performance then? The larger problem is that the model adopted by the central government is replicated by the states and efficiencies and inefficiencies both get percolated down the line. If the performance has to be linked in any meaningful way to pay, it has to begin earnestly from the centre.

According to the latest analysis of government wage bill by the finance ministry, the total expenditure on pay and allowances (excluding productivity linked bonus/adhoc bonus, honorarium, encashment of earned leave and travelling allowance) for regular central government civilian employees including employees of the Union Territories was Rs 95,291crore in FY12 as compared to R88,651 crore in FY11.

Five major ministries cover 91% of the total manpower—of the total strength of 30.84 lakh—with railways at 42.33%, home affairs at 26.92%, defence (civil) at 11.95%, posts at 6.84% and revenue at 3.2%. All other ministries/departments’ had only 8.76% of the total. Almost 84% of the total expenditure is incurred by the five major ministries. Then, the percentage expenditure on pay was 51.93%. It was 28.52% on dearness allowance and 5.88% on house rent allowance (HRA) and 13.67% on other allowances.The 7th pay commission can break away from the past by suggesting ways to remodel the way government works instead of sticking to formulating formulas for hiking pay packages.

Source: www.financialexpress.com
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Incentive to Sportsperson – Consolidated instructions by DOPT

Incentive to Sportsperson – Consolidated instructions by DOPT

F.No. 14034/01/2013-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 3rd October, 2013
 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Consolidated Instructions on incentives for sportspersons – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that various instructions have been issued by the Government from time to time to provide incentives for recruitment, promotion, increment etc. of meritorious sportsmen. All the instructions issued till date have been consolidated under easily comprehensible headings for the facility of reference and guidance of all concerned. These consolidated instructions have been uploaded on this Department’s website http://www.persmin.nic.in/dopt.asp in the dynamic form (OM & Orders –> Establishment –> (B)Personnel –> (I) Service Matters –>(m) Sportsperson/Sports Quota). This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for information, guidance and necessary action.
2.  Hindi Version will follow.
sd/-
(Arunoday Goswami)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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