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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Ordnance Factory: Outcome of the preliminary meeting with 7th Pay Commission – IOFGOA

Ordnance Factory: Outcome of the preliminary meeting with 7th Pay Commission – IOFGOA
 
Brief on Preliminary meeting with 7th CPC held on 21st Aug-2014 in New Delhi .
 
The meeting was held in the office of 7th CPC in New Delhi at 12.25 to 13.25 Hrs. and it was chaired by chairman/7th CPC. Members of the commission and directors were also present. All office bearers of NE were invited for meeting of office bearers in New Delhi and to attend the meeting with CPC.

The following office bearers of IOFGOA could reach New Delhi and attended the meeting.

1. Shri B.K. Singh as President
2. Shri S.B. Chaubey as General Secretary
3. Shri N.K. Tripathi as Jt. General Secretary
4. Shri R.C. Pandey (Rep-West Zone)in place of Shri Philips Mathew V/President.
5. Shri Y.Raj Shekhar Reddy(Rep-South Zone)
6. Shri D.M. Lonare as rep. Central Zone
7. Shri KapilDev Sharma as Member Secretary to the Subcommittee made to draft proposal for 7th CPC.

Remaining office bearers either could not attend the meeting or they were not kept in delegation due to the restrictions in numbers. Shri B. Indra Reddy(BS-OF Medak ) was present in Delhi and he was allowed in meeting on request.

Importance of the Indian Ordnance Factories & its Group-B (G/NG) cadre , roles and responsibilities of the organisation as well as the cadre, need of corrective actions by 7th CPC, grievances of the cadre, expectations of the cadre from 7th CPC an the demands were very well explained before the commission by our delegation team. It’s a matter of satisfaction that our proposal was heard nicely followed by the required interaction by the members and chairman of the commission.

We also requested commission to have a visit to any of the Ordnance Factories like OFAJ, OFK OFBAD etc which are having simple, complex and unique- all type of functions to verify the statements of IOFGOA submitted to commission in the memorandum and explained in the meeting regarding the importance of the organisation and cadre as well as to have a true perception about the Indian Ordnance Factories its employees and products along with the hardship being faced during day to day work. The Chairman of the commission assured to visit any of the ordnance factories like OFBAD or OFAJ and to ask OFB also to submit their memorandum for all cadres to the commission.
    We observed that the commission was positive and serious towards the issues raised by us and considerate towards our grievances/demands. The commission also assured to grant an other meeting for presentation after having interaction with OFB and visit to a Ordnance Factory.
All of the points submitted through our memorandum to 7th CPC were discussed in brief in the meeting. Any one can see it on our website for details of the proposal . How ever the main focus points discussed in the meeting are appended below for instant information.

Focus point discussed in the preliminary meeting with 7th CPC
(details are available in our memorandum displayed
at website: www.iofgoa.blogspot.in
  • IOFGOA represents Group-B Gazetted Officers-Junior Work Managers (JWMs) , PS & Sr. PS Cadres and Promotee Group-A Officers-Assistant Works Managers of Indian Ordnance Factories under OFB.
  • Ordnance Factories are not profit making organization but the fourth arm of Indian defence. These are meant to serve Armed Forces & Paramilitary forces by providing broad ranging critical to simple defence products & services, which needs a highest level of dedication & integrity in its employees. It should not be treated as general industrial set-up.
  • JWM is the 1st managerial and administrative level (not supervisory cadre) in Indian Ordnance Factories. Sometimes it is mistaken by some authorities as supervisory cadre. 7th CPC may please treat JWMs as Managerial and administrative cadre. This cadre implements all the policies/directives of Govt/MOD/OFB at the ground of work i.e. shop Floor. This is the cadre which has maximum technical skill & experience in the organization which contributes in transformation of resources into output through Technocratic, Managerial & Administrative efficiency. It should be given due care by 7th CPC because it has been ignored by 5th & 6th CPC.
  • Minimum recruitment qualification of JWM/Tech is Degree in Engg./ PG in Engg./ M.Sc. in Physics or Chemistry or relevant subject or equivalent and for JWM/Non-Tech is Graduate degree in engineering, technical, humanities, science, commerce & law.
  • The next Promotional Post for JWM is Asst Works Manager (AWM) IOFS Cadre.
  • Recruitment to the post of JWM is done through promotion from Chargeman, LDCE & DR through UPSC.
  • Minimum recruitment qualification of the feeder cadre Chargeman/Tech is three years Engg. Diploma/ B.Sc. with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. For Chargeman/Non-Tech it is degree from recognized University.
  • Sanctioned strength of AWM is 375 out of which only 188 is available for promotion from JWMs against sanction strength of JWM – 7694 & remaining 187 for DR. JWMs are stagnated after getting only one promotion from the post of Chargeman.
  • JWM cadre needs to be strengthened for “Indigenisation of Defence Procurement”.
  • Corrective actions & special care is required by 7th CPC against the anomalies created by 5th CPC & 6th CPC as stated in chapter (4.0). i.e. that is related to MACP, Annual Increment, Fitment Table, Fixation, Pension Commutation, Un-harmonic distribution of Pay Scales, Entry Pay for DR, Unequal Multiplication-Factor, Distortion in Parity in Pay Scales amongst equivalent Cadres, Distortion in Quarters entitlement Criteria etc.
  • There is a need for maintaining inter-departmental Horizontal & Vertical Harmony in Central Govt Posts, Pay Scales & Promotional prospect as available for Group-‘A’ Organized Services at present.
  • The number of total Pay Scales should be reduced from 19 to 15, as proposed in Chapter (6.15).
  • 6th CPC Grade Pay & Pay Band should not be taken as exclusive basis for new pay determination.
  • Grade Pay system should be abolished and open-ended pay scales should be evolved as per Chapter (6.14.1).
  • Recommendation of 7th CPC should be implemented from 01/01/2014, as DA was 100% on that day.   The feeder grade of JWM i.e. Chargeman (pre-revised Grade Pay Rs. 4200, PB-II) should be upgraded to pre revised Grade Pay 4800 PB-II, before deriving new Pay Scale.
  • JWM (pre revised Grade Pay Rs 4600, PB-II) should be rationalized (from its pay scale in 4th CPC) & be upgraded to the pre revised Grade Pay 5400 (PB-III), before deriving new Pay Scale in 7th CPC.
  • The next higher post above JWM which is AWM (pre revised Grade Pay Rs 5400 PB-III) should be upgraded & merged with the post of WM (pre revised Grade Pay Rs 6600 PB-III), before deriving new Pay Scale.
  • PS & Sr. PS Cadre of Ordnance should be treated at par with counter parts in Ministries and OFB while deriving new pay scale.
  • Higher emoluments for Higher Posts including all allowances (Piece Work Profit & Overtime Allowance) should be provided to maintain the hierarchical status. JWM of Ordnance factories are getting letter emoluments as compare to Chargeman & Industrial Employees.
  • Principles of determination of Pay Structure as per chapter number (6.1).
  • The minimum pay scale should be 27,000 as on 01/01/2014 & maximum salary should be 284000 with ratio of (1) : (10.5) and the difference between minimum & maximum salary should be harmonically distributed amongst all the cadre falling in between , as proposed in chapter (6.17).
  • Annual increment should be 5% with provision of option i.e. 1st January & 1st July.
  • Minimum Promotional benefit should be 10% of Basic Pay.
  • Time Bound Promotion system should be introduced for all cadres. Each cadre should get at least Six Promotions failing which financial upgradation.
  • Proposal for either “Scraping-off” or “Desired Improvement” in new Pension Scheme as per Chapter (7.0).
  • Regarding retirement gratuity, the number of service years should be 42 in place of 33, month salary should be granted for each completed year & ceiling should be removed.
  • Parity in Pension/Family Pension between pre & post CPC retirees should be maintained.
  • Provision of Every year LTC & one international LTC to the countries wherever Air India Flights are operating Otherwise Foreign travel under LTC upto SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Countries, which includes India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
  • Provision of Bonus for all Central Govt employees.
  • Provision of Grievances Settlement Machinery for Gazetted Officer otherwise representation in JCM forum should be made.
  • Factory allowance for employees working in Govt Production units like Ordnance Factories where 6 days per week working exists, in place of 5 days working in a week for other Central Govt. Departments.
  • Allowance on acquiring Higher Qualification.
  • Risk allowance for JWM working in identified Hazardous Operations/Area, where industrial employees are getting Risk Allowances.
  • Special working allowance for working in factories located under Naxalite Area.
  • Hard Station working allowance for working in Remote Area.
  • Children Education Allowance upto PG level.
  • Remaining allowances are per chapter (6.32).
  • Other Miscellaneous Suggestions as per chapter (8.0).
With Best Wishes,
(S. B. Chaubey)
General Secretary
Source: http://iofgoa.blogspot.in/
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Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – Dopt Orders

Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – Dopt Orders
 
F.No.11013/3/2014-Estt.(A)
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated August 25 , 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Circular of even no. dated 23.07.2014 the subject mentioned above requesting all Ministries! Departments to bring the provisions of the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, to the notice of all concerned for compliance. it is again requested that necessary directions may be issued in this regard urgently so that the declarations/information/returns from every public servant are received on or before the 15th day of September 2014 as stipulated in the said Rules. It is reiterated that the definition of public servant covers all Group A, B and C employees,
2. In this regard it is also clarified that the public servants who either failed or were not required to file the annual declarations as per the applicable rules [eg. Group C’ Government servants covered under CCS(Conduct) rules, 1964] are also required to file the stipulated declaration/ information/return within time,
3. Hindi version will follow. ,
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(J. A. Vaidyanathan)
Director (E)
Source : www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/11013_3_2014-Estt-A_25082014.pdf]
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CGHS orders on issue of medicines, reimbursement of expenditure on investigations, treatment procedures, implants and other medical devices under CGHS

CGHS orders on issue of medicines, reimbursement of expenditure on investigations, treatment procedures, implants and other medical devices under CGHS

No. 2-2/2014/CGl-IS. HQ/PPT/CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: the 25th August , 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub- Issue of medicines / reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants and other medical devices under CGHS- regarding

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that this Ministry has examined the matter in detail and with a View to streamlines the procedures regarding issue of medicines, reimbursement of expenditure on investigations, treatment procedures, implants and medical devices and with a View to plug the loopholes in the system, it has now been decided that:

a) CGHS shall supply / indent only those medicines, which are included in the CGHS formulary, except for para (b) below. However, for medicines prescribed outside formulary, medicines with identical formulations and /or similar therapeutic effect may be supplied from CGHS formulary against such medicines. CGHS formulary containing 1447 generic and 622 branded medicines is available on CGHS Website at http://msotransparentnic.in/cghsnew/index.asp

b) Anti Cancer and other similar medicines are however supplied on a case to case basis. Only the medicines approved by DCGI for use in India shall be supplied. In case an Indian version is available, which is cheaper than the imported medicine, only the Indian medicine shall be supplied even if, an imported medicine has been prescribed.

c) Medicines shall be supplied for a maximum period of one month.
d)In case of CGHS beneficiaries going abroad, issue of medicines shall be restricted for a maximum period of three months.

e) CGHS shall hereinafter allow only the listed investigations / treatment procedures for which there are prescribed CGHS rates, to be under taken in CGHS empanelled diagnostic centres and hospitals.

f) Similarly, only listed implants / medical devices with a CGHS prescribed ceiling rate shall be permitted for treatment / reimbursement under CGHS.

g) In those cases where any unlisted investigation / treatment procedure is undertaken the reimbursement shall be limited to the rate of nearest similar investigation / treatment procedure under CGHS. Addl. Director of the city /zone shall take a decision based on justification in such cases, in consultation with experts in the field, if necessary.

h) In those cases where any unlisted implant / device is installed reimbursement shall be limited to the CGHS rate of nearest similar implant / device. Addl. Director of the city / zone shall take a decision based on justification in such cases in consultation with experts in the field, if necessary.

i) Registration of Mobile number with CGHS has been made compulsory as a guard against misuse of CGHS Card.

j) In order to provide a mechanism to update the investigations / treatment procedures / implants , etc., as an ongoing process , a Technical Committee is being constituted to consider inclusion / exclusion of investigations /treatment procedures / implants , etc., under CGHS.
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(RAVI KANT)
Under Secretary to Government of India
011-2306 1441
Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File738.pdf
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7th Pay Commission proposes to visit Leh / Srinagar between 15th to 18th September 2014

7th Pay Commission proposes to visit Leh / Srinagar between 15th to 18th September 2014


Visit of the 7th CPC to Leh/Srinagar

The Commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.

In its second phase of interaction, the Commission plans to hold meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a firsthand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.

Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Leh/Srinagar between 15th September to 18th September, 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.

Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.

The last date for receiving request for meeting is 5th September, 2014 (1700 hours).

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Important points of 7CPC was held at Bangalore meeting on 24th August 2014

Important points of 7CPC was held at Bangalore meeting on 24th August 2014

Confederation of Central Government
Employees and Workers
Karnataka State

The meeting with CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS of 7th Central Pay Commission was held at Bangalore 0n 24th August 2014 for about 50 minutes. Overall the meeting was on positive note.
The following members of COC Karnataka participated in the meeting.
  • Com S. Radhakrishna President of COC Karnataka ( Representing department AG’s)
  • Com Juliana Vincent Vice President of COC Karnataka (Representing department Survey of India).
  • Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department Central Ground Water Board.)
  • Com Vinod Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department Income Tax office).
  • Com M,Ramakrishna Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department RMS).
  • Com Dominic Vijaya Anand Finance Secretary COC Karnataka (Representing department Postal Accounts).
  • Com D.K.Bharathi Assistant Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department Postal Admin.)
  • Com Muthukumar Advisor of COC Karnataka (Representing department Postal.)
  • Com C.A.Kamesharwary Asst Finance Secretary of COC Karnataka (Representing department IMD.)
The President Com Radhakrishna welcomed the Chairman and Members of the 7th CPC for the meeting.
The General Secretary Com P.S.Prasad presented the power point presentation.
The interactions were held for about 50 minutes with the Pay Commission officials,Com Radhakrishna, Com P.S.Prasad, Com Muthukumar , Com Vinod, & Com Ramakrishna spoke effectively on various subjects.
The following items and points were presented:

Bangalore Prices:
It was brought to the notice of the commission that the cost of living is high in Bangalore compared to other metro cities in the country and the prices of all essential commodities are comparatively high in the State of Karnataka. House rent is in the range of Rs 7000/- per month to Rs 35,000/- per month. The private school fees is from Rs 25,000/- to Rs 50,000/- per year. Donation is also too high, the cost of local transportation is from Rs 2000/- to Rs 10,000/- per month.

(This was only informative portion on prices)

Minimum Wage:

It was brought to the notice of the commission that:
a) Since Government is a model employer, they should provide minimum wages as per the 15 ILO conference and other wages as per the educational qualification & skill requirement of the job
b) Higher skill requirement due to computer usage and modernisation of equipment’s. The skill requirement is higher compared to earlier days due to technology advancement.
c) The higher inflation which is existing from the last eight years which is effecting the Government Employees, the money value has gone down to a large extent & there is erosion in wages calculation, whereas in private sector allowances are not taxed
(The commission Agreed to consider this on the lines of JCM memorandum)
It was brought to the notice of the commission that to attract higher talent to Central Government higher pay scales should be given.
(The commission was of the view that people choose their career on various aspects including wages. Wages of Government employees cannot be compared with private sector. It was pointed out by us that though the wages cannot be compared with private sector there is a need to keep the wages in central government that people will continue in government after joining. Chairman assured to examine this aspect)

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Increment rate of 5% and Promotion policy.
a) As the Government employee put more and more service, he will be more trained to perform his duties in a better befitting manner. Thus the Government is more beneficial as good quality of work can be expected from an experienced official.
b) His family responsibility will increase with age.
c) They has to educate the children in professional courses, marriage of his children has to be performed, his medical expenses will also increase.
d) There should be adequate financial protection for him, the better rate of increment should motivate him to work more.
e) The person joining a Central Government Service is not just for the employment is for a whole career.
f) On promotion one shall get two additional increments subject to an minimum salary increase of Rs 3000/- per month as he will perform higher duties and responsibility’s.
g) He shall get not less than five financial up gradations in promotional hierarchy during his service to motivate him to work more.
h) Similarly the scientist are provided to FCS and get promotions every 4 years.
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)
Consumer Price Index & Dearness Allowance Formula.

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Consumer Price Index & Dearness Allowance Formula.
a) CPI as on 1/1/2006 was 115.76 points.
b) CPI as on 1/1/2014 was 237 points.
c) The CPI has increased by 121 points .
d) But the DA increased by just 100% as on 1/1/2014 from 1/1/2006.
e) The actual DA should have been 121 % not just 100% as on Jan 2014.
f) Actual increase in price rise is more than 200 % and DA should have been more than 200%.
g) 6 months average DA computation of Consumer Price Index should be provided to Central Government employees rather than 12 months average.
h) Rounding off DA be done whenever it crosses fraction more than 0.50
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)

Allowances:
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Allowances
a) All allowances such as HRA, Tour DA, CEA (tuition fees) , Cashier Allowances, etc. should be increased by four times.
b) OTA & Night Duty to be paid on par with Railways .
c) When ever there is an increase in Dearness Allowance, the above allowances be also increase as in the case of Transport allowance.
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)

Transport allowance:

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Transport allowance
a) The field oriented organizations like CGWB, Survey Of India, GSI, IBM, IMD, etc. most of the categories remain in fields, even Postal Employees and AG’s Employees are effected.
b) Now the field going staff are deprived of earlier CCA and present Transport Allowance as they cannot fulfill the condition of at least one day stay in a month in head quarters.
c) This condition of being present at Hqrs. Office at least a day in a calendar month becoming eligible for transport Allowances should be removed.
(The commission positively agreed to consider this suggestion.)

Taxes:

It was brought to the notice of the commission that on taxes:
a) The Fifth Central Pay commission in its report vide para no105.12 has said that Dearness allowance be paid free of net taxes as the DA is paid for compensation against price rise. All other allowances should also be paid net of taxes which has been examined by 5th CPC in para no 167.
(The commission agreed to examine this suggestion.)

Health Care system:
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on Health Care system
a) More CGHS hospitals should be made available or alternatively the person should have the option to choose any of the hospitals of his choice and the bill to be passed with AIMS rates.
b) Existing CGHS system needs improvement.
c) Proper ward entitlement should be made as per grades.
d) Cash less facility for hospitalization.
e) Autonomous bodies shall also be included in CGHS
(The commission to examine this suggestion, but not satisfied with demand of Cash less facility for hospitalization.)
It was brought to the notice of the commission that on following issues.



Other points:
a) Central Government Strength.
b) Non-filling up of vacant posts has resulted in increased work load on the existing employees.
c) Lower Spending by Central Government on its Employees.
d) Leave / Holidays.
e) 12 days Casual Leave.
f) Restrictions EL of 300 days to be removed.
g) The PSU are providing reward medals after 15 years, 25 years and end of service, similarly such reward should be provided to Central Government Employees.
h) In case of death of Government Servant during while on duties, his family members should get compassionate appointment not considering restrictions of 5%.
i) Education Loan should be provided.
(The commission to examine this suggestion)

Source-http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/
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Interim Relief and Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay – NCJCM to 7th CPC

Interim Relief and Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay – NCJCM to 7th CPC

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi -110001
21/08/2014
The Hon’ble Chairman,
7th Central Pay Commission
Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,
1st Floor, B-14/A, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi -110016

Respected Sir,
Reg : Payment of Interim Relief and Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay.

The Staff Side of National Council (JCM) , had raised the issue regarding payment of interim relief and merger of dearness allowance with pay , as an Agenda item of The Standing Committee of National Council (JCM ) in its meeting held on 7th May, 20l4. After detailed deliberations , it was stated by the Secretary (Expenditure), Ministry of Finance on This item that since the terms of reference enables The 7th CPC to send Interim Report , as such, The Staff Side might approach The Pay Commission for a report on Interim Relief and Merger of Dearness Allowance, as recorded in The Record Note of meeting, forwarded to Staff Side vide Director(JCA), Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensioners, Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare‘s letter No. 3/9/2014/JCA dated. 24/7/2014
We, Therefore, humbly request you to kindly favorably consider our demand of payment of Interim Relief and Merger of Dearness Allowance with pay as Dearness Allowance, has since crossed The value of l00% on 1st January 2014 and a number of Government Employees are superannuating every month, who would be deprived of the benefit of the same.
Yours sincerely
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary (Staff Side)

Source: NCJCM

Download NCJCM Letter: Payment-of-IR-and-Merger-of-DA-with-Pay_21.08.2014

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Revision of Ceiling for payment of Bonus in the Bonus Act 1965: AIRF writes to Hon’ble Minister for Railways

AIRF writes to Hon’ble Minister for Railways for Revision of Ceiling for payment of Bonus in the Bonus Act 1965:-
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
No.AIRF/387
Dated: August 23, 2014
Shri Sadananda Gowda,
Hon’ble Minister for Railways,
Rail Bhawan,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,
Sub: Revision of Ceiling for payment of Bonus in the Bonus Act 1965
The Payment of Bonus Act 1965 was amended in the year 2007. This Act was called as Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2007.
In Section 12 of the Principal Act(1965), payment of minimum bonus was revised from Rs.2500 to Rs.3500 w.e.f. 1st April, 2006 through Payment of Bonus(Amendment) Ordinance 2007(8 of 2007) and subsequently passed by the Parliament through Bill No.89/2007. The same was incorporated in the PLB Orders issued for payment of PLB for the year 2006-07 and 2007-08(RBE No.142/2008).

The Ministry of Railways was requested several times by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation for approaching the Government of India for amendment to Section 12 of the Bonus Act 1965 to remove the ceiling of Rs.3500, mentioned in the Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus(Amendment) Act, 2007. But so far Ministry of Railways has not approached the Government of India to amend the Act to pay real wages to the Railwaymen as PLB, which is causing lot of hardship to the Railway Workers due to high escalation of prices of all commodities after the enactment of the amendment to the Bonus Act 1965 in the year 2007.

You are, therefore, requested to consider the plea made by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation and approach the Ministry of Labour, Government of India to amend Section 12 of the Bonus Act, duly removing the ceiling, mentioned in Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus(Amendment ) Act, 2007 so as to enable the Railways to pay real wages as PLB.

As Pooja Festival is approaching fast and orders for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Railway employees are likely to be issued shortly, you are requested to approach Hon’ble Minister for Labour to propose an amendment to Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus(Amendment) Act, 2007 to remove the ceiling so as to enable the Railwaymen to get real wages as Bonus.
Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: http://www.airfindia.com/AIRF%202014/PLB%20Letter%20to%20MR.pdf
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Merger of grades – Revised Classification and mode of filling up of Non-Gazetted posts – Railway Board Orders

Merger of grades – Revised Classification and mode of filling up of Non-Gazetted posts – Railway Board Orders
RBE No.87/2014
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.E(NG)I-2008/PM1/15
New Delhi, dated 07.08.2014
 The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.
(As per Standard List)

Sub: Implementation of Recommendations of 6th CPC — Merger of grades – Revised Classification and mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts – Scheme for filling up of vacancies after 31.12.2013.

Ref: Board’s letters of even no doted 03.09.2009, 07.06.2010, 21.11.2011, 23.05.2012, 15.1.2013, 24.05.2013, 03.01.2014 & 16.06.2014 on the above subject.

After implementation of 6th CPC and consequent merger of grades into single grade pays, the methodology to be followed in calculating the DR, LDCE quota etc., as a change in percentage distribution of merged grades, has been under consideration of Board.

2. Consequently, It has been decided that total strength of merged grades maybe taken into account while calculating DR, LDCE quota etc.
Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.
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(Amita Bhalla)
Deputy Director-III E(NG)I
Railway Board
Source: www.airfindia.com
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GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY: SLP (civil) CC No.10435 of 2014, UOI Vs Babu Ram & Ors

GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY: SLP (civil) CC No.10435 of 2014, UOI Vs Babu Ram & Ors, hearing was listed on 22 08 2014 before Hon’ble Supreme Court. Details of orders passed on the case are given below:

ITEM NO.38 COURT NO.12 SECTION IVB
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
Petition(s) for Special Leave to Appeal (C)……CC No(s).
10435/2014

(Arising out of impugned final judgment and order dated 07/11/2013 in CWP No. 24279/2013 passed by the High Court Of Punjab & Haryana At Chandigarh)

U.O.I. Petitioner(s)
VERSUS
BABU RAM & ORS. Respondent(s)
I.A. 1/2014(with c/delay in filing SLP and office report)
WITH
S.L.P.(C)…CC No. 10436/2014
(With appln.(s) for c/delay in filing SLP and Office Report)
Date : 22/08/2014 These applications were called on for hearing today.

CORAM : HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE MADAN B. LOKUR
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE C. NAGAPPAN

For Petitioner(s) Mr. Maninder Singh, ASG
Ms. Rekha Pandey, Adv.
Ms. Indira Sawhney, Adv.
Ms. Sushma Suri, Adv.
For Mr. B. V. Balaram Das ,Adv.
For Respondent(s)
UPON hearing the counsel the Court made the following

ORDER
Delay condoned.
Issue notice.
In the meantime, the operation of the impugned orders shall remain stayed.
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Railway Bonus: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to the Railwaymen for the year 2013-14

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to the Railwaymen for the year 2013-14

AIRF General Secretary writes a letter to Railway Minister regarding the Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway employees…
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055
No.AIRF/387(252)
Dated: August 21, 2014
Hon’ble Minister for Railways,
Ministry of Railways,
Rail Bhawan,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,
Sub: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to the Railwaymen for the year 2013-14

Pooja Festivals are approaching very fast, but unfortunately uptill now, Railway Ministry has not given any proposal to us for the Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB) to the Railwaymen for the year 2013-14.

In this connection, it is worth mentioning that, last year, there have been lot of agitations due to Railway Ministry’s move for arbitrary reduction in the number of days of PLB.

As you are aware that, with less number of staff, Railwaymen are running high number of trains. Passenger and Traffic units have increased.

We hope, this time PLB should be more than the last year. We, therefore, hope, that the sentiments of the Railwaymen should be kept while deciding PLB and payment of the PLB should be arrange at an earliest.
With kind regards!
Yours faithfully,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF
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