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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Merger of 4600 and 4800 grade pay to the employees of Public Sector Undertakings

Merger of 4600 and 4800 grade pay to the employees of Public Sector Undertakings

Government have not merged grade pay of Rs.4600 and Rs.4800 as per the 6th Pay Commission recommendations to the employees of Public Sector Undertakings so far.

In Parliament the Minister DR.Jitendra Singh replied in a written form to a question above quoted, that the employees of Public Sector Undertakings were not covered under the Terms of Reference of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

“The employees of Public Sector Undertakings and Autonomous Bodies were not covered under the Terms of Reference of the 6th Central Pay Commission. Though the pay scales based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission were later extended to employees of Autonomous Bodies subject to appropriate stipulations, the same are not applicable to employees of Public Sector Undertakings.

The 6th Central Pay Commission made recommendations inter-alia for revision of pre-revised pay scales which were in operation before 1.1.2006, i.e. prior to the date of effect of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. The Grade Pay-based system of pay scales is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission in the revised pay structure effective from 1.1.2006. The Grade Pays of Rs.4600/- and Rs.4800/- are applicable to two different categories of posts on the basis of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission only.

Most of the Central Public Sector Enterprises are following Industrial Dearness Allowance pattern of pay scales. Only a few of them are on Central Dearness Allowance pattern of pay scales.

Department of Public Enterprises extended the notification dated 29.8.2008 by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance to the Central Public Sector Enterprises following Central Dearness Allowance pattern for pay revision w.e.f. 1.1.2006. Implementation of Department of Public Enterprises guidelines, including those related to pay revision, is with the Central Public Sector Enterprises concerned and their respective administrative Ministry / Department.”

Railway union toughened stands on scrapping of NPS and DA Merger

Railway union toughened stands on scrapping of NPS and DA Merger

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s persuasive pitch to railway employees unions has cleared the decks for more FDI inflows and private capital in national transporter that may be reflected in the rail budget.
After Modi’s statement that there would be no privatization of railways, the workers’ unions have softened their stand over several issues including FDI in the transport behemoth. However, the unions are sticking to demands relating to scrapping of new pension scheme (NPS) and DA mergers.

The PM has said that he had a “deep connection” with the railways. “I love railways. My life is what it is because of railways,” Modi said. “The government will not go in the direction of railway privatization ..

People are spreading rumors about privatization of railways. It is not true,” Modi had said. The change of heart came after railway minister Suresh Prabhu’s  reassurance that FDI or public-private partnership (PPP) will not affect the ownership of railways. During the meeting of general managers last week where union representatives were also present, the minister argued that the government wants to attract private investment in cash-strapped railways and it was not for privatization of railways. After Modis categorical assurance, Prabhu’s persuasive skills worked in convincing the union leaders, said a senior railways official. The union representatives were also satisfied with the ministers’ assurance that the railways would not sell any piece of land but instead try to exploit the land commercially. Shiv Gopal Mishra of All India Railway men Federation said,

“Our opposition is not politically I motivated. We demanded that there should not be privatization of railways and the ‘ issue of FDI must be discussed with full transparency.” At the same time, Mishra warned the minister and railways official that the transporter should not invite FDI or money from national resources which could harm the railways because of overcapitalization or payment of interest on the borrowed capital. However, the deadlock over the employees’ demands such as scrapping of NPS and DA merger continues. The unions have been demanding the restoration of old pension scheme as had been done in case of defence because the working conditions in the transporter are risky and large number of employees die on duty.

The NPS is without social guarantee. The unions have also hinted at opposing any radical restructuring of the railway board. The union leaders admitted that there were problems, but blamed politicians at the helm of affairs for the mess. A leader said ministers did not raise passenger fares for years and announced ‘unviable projects which pushed the state- run transporter into bankruptcy.

Source: http://www.airfindia.com/

Dopt Orders on Promotion of LDC as UDC

Dopt Orders on Promotion of LDC as UDC of CSCS on ad hoc basis

No. 3/2/2010-CS II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-3,
Dated, the 9th January, 2015.

Subject :- Promotion of LDC as UDC of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) on ad hoc basis-continuance of Ad-hoc appointment regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 3rd July, 2014 on the subject mentioned above, vide which Cadre units were permitted to continue ad-hoc appointments in the grade of UDCs up to  31.12.2014. Further continuance of these appointments has been reviewed in this Department and it has been decided that the period of the ad- hoc appointment of those LDCs of CSCS who are working as UDCs of CSCS on ad-hoc basis may be extended up to 30.06.2015 or till regular UDCs become available, whichever is earlier.

2. Continuance of ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any justify to continue in UDC Grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of UDC of CSCS or to claim seniority in UDC Grade of CSCS.

3. Other terms and conditions mentioned in the relevant OMs will, remain unchanged.

4. Copies of the order along with the details of the officials (date of birth, date of Joining, Rank No., Select List Year, etc) may be endorsed to this Department for record.

5. Hindi version will follow.
(K. Suresh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.persmin.gov.in

Important message for employees retiring within the next six months


Important message for employees retiring within the next six months

The Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare is organizing a Pre-retirement counselling workshop on 28th January, 2015 from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM in the Lecture Room-II, India International Centre Annexe, 40, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi-l10003.

The employees of Government of India retiring in the next 6 months are hereby informed that they may attend the workshop. Confirmation with Name, Ministry & Phone No. may be sent at the email address mkumar.mol@nic.in
US (Sankalp)
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
Phone No.24641627
Source: Pensioners Portal

Detailed Report on Negotiations with IBA – BEFI

Detailed Report on Negotiations with IBA – BEFI

53 Radha Bazar Lane, (1st Floor), Kolkata – 700 001
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Circular No: 01/2015
08th January 2015

To All Affiliates/Office Bearers/CC/GC Members

Dear Comrades,

At the very outset, we wish all our members, their families, well-wishers and all acquaintances a VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2015.

In view of the Strike Notice by UFBU, the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) convened a Conciliation on 05th January 2015.

In the conciliation, we emphasized that the proposed strike actions have been thrust on us by a totally indifferent and negative attitude of IBA in the matter of wage negotiations, despite flexible approach adopted by UFBU; we also took serious exception to IBA’s communication to the member Banks to re-visit the mandate. IBA, on their part, assured that they had no intention to complicate matters and expressed eagerness to resume negotiations on 06th instant.

Accordingly, another round of negotiations took place on 6th in Mumbai when, after prolonged hard-bargaining, IBA improved its offer from 11% to 12.5% of pay-slip components. While making it absolutely clear that this was not at all acceptable, UFBU demonstrated its flexibility by further revising its demand to 19.5% increase. IBA, while indicating its willingness to continue the negotiations on 07th too, requested for withdrawal of Strike programmes.

In view of some improvement in the talks, UFBU decided to defer the proposed Strike of 07th January 2015.During the negotiations on 07th, UFBU once again insisted on IBA for further improving its offer, to which IBA expressed that they want some more time for discussion amongst themselves. To our demand that negotiations be held at regular intervals for arriving at a settlement without further delay, IBA responded positively and indicated its intention to conclude the process by the end of February 2015. It was decided that Sub-Committees would be formed for expeditious resolution on some of the contentious issues, like reimbursement of 100% of Hospitalisation Expenses, regulated working-hours for officers, 5-day week, etc., raised by UFBU. IBA also agreed to discuss the Pension related issues/demands of UFBU.

Comrades, the united might of bankmen throughout the country has restored the negotiation process; but nothing should be taken for granted. We may only assure that the UFBU would leave no stone unturned to clinch a reasonable and fair deal for all the employees and officers as expeditiously as possible. However, given the past record of the IBA as also of the Government, we must be vigilant and remain organizationally prepared for any eventuality and to plunge into action, even at shortest possible notice.

Further developments would be communicated to you all in due course.

With greetings,
Comradely yours,
Source: www.befi.in

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