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Government Employees to Stage Stir on March 2 Seeking Interim Relief

Government Employees to Stage Stir on March 2 Seeking Interim Relief

PUDUCHERRY: The Confederation of Pondicherry State Government Employees Associations has urged the Central government to announce an interim relief and merger of Dearness Allowance with the basic pay.
Confederation honorary president, C H Balamohanan, told reporters that the BJP-led Central government is yet announce the interim relief for the employees ahead of the implementations of the recommendations made by the pay commission.

The Seventh pay commission which was set up on January 1, 2014 by the previous Congress government will take at least 18 to 24 months to submit the final recommendations. In the meantime, the government should have announced the interim relief with retrospective effect, but steps were not taken in this direction, Balamohanan said.

Meanwhile, the Confederation honorary president, Balamohanan added that steps were not taken to merge the Dearness Allowance (DA) with the basic pay as in the last announcement, it was 7 per cent hike, taking it to 107 per cent of basic pay.

The Confederation honorary president also informed that on March 2, a dharna will be held in front of Head Post Office by the activists of the confederation and will hand over memorandum consisting of charter of demands to the Chief Secretary.

He added that the representatives of the confederation will take part in the parliament march on April 28 pressing the central government for the implementation of the pay commission recommendations.

Meanwhile, it may be noted that the Union Territory of Puducheryy has 25,000 government employees, who are having the same service conditions as that of the Central Government.

Read at: The New Indian Express
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Outcome of the meeting with 7th Pay Commission on 25.2.2015 – AIRF

Outcome of the meeting with 7th Pay Commission on 25.2.2015 – AIRF

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055
No.AIRF/60
Dated: February 24, 2015
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Feedback of meeting with Seventh Pay Commission on 25.02.2015

Today, We met pay commission and demanded for interim report on merger of DA and Interim relief.
The pay commission told us that it has no such reference from Government and wanted us to demand the same from central government. However they agreed to write DO letter to Government of India in respect of our demands.

They informed us that Pay Commission will submit its report within stipulated time to Government. They proposed to us to send small groups from various departments for submission of their demands to them and asked JCM to make small groups to discuss important items in JCM memorandum for which we have agreed.
Yours sincerely,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: NRMU
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Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme – Some private hospitals have withdrawn their services from ECHS

Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme – Some private hospitals have withdrawn their services from ECHS

Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme

There have been no specific complaints regarding misuse of funds. However, there are some complaints about lack of funds allocated to the ECHS.

The budget allocated at Budget Estimate stage was less than projected estimate and additional funds were allocated at Revised Estimate (RE) stage.

The shortfall of medicines is not directly related to lack of funds and it is attributed to procedure involved in procurement of medicines. Some private hospitals have withdrawn their services from ECHS due to various reasons including low rates, delay in clearance of bills etc.

The steps taken by the Government to improve health care under ECHS include sanction of additional manpower to ECHS polyclinics, revision of remuneration, bringing all 28 Regional Centres under online billing mode for timely processing and payment of medical bills of empanelled facilities, upgrading ECHS Card, empanelment of more medical facilities etc.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri B.V. Naik in Lok Sabha today.
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Reservation period has been extended from 60 days to 120 days – “Operation five minutes” Scheme

Reservation period has been extended from 60 days to 120 days – “Operation five minutes” Scheme

Railway passengers soon will be able to book your rail ticket four months in advance instead of two months at present.

In his Railway budget speech in Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said advance reservation period has been extended from 60 days at present to 120 days to check the rising menace of touts.

Asked when the decision will be implemented, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha told reporters later that it would come into force in the next fortnight. Incidentally, the advance reservation period earlier was 120 days but was reduced to 60 days about two years back, a step the railways had then said was initiated to also check the tout menace.

Member Traffic Ajay Shukla said advancing the reservation period once again to 120 days would discourage the touts as it involves more cancellation charges.

Mr. Prabhu announced introduction of ‘operation five minutes’ scheme under which ticketless passengers can get regular tickets within five minutes of entering station.

Provision of modified ‘hot buttons’, coin vending machines and ‘single destination teller windows’ will drastically reduce the transaction time, the Minister said.

For the differently-abled travellers, a special initiative is also being launched whereby they can purchase concessional e-tickets after one-time registration. It is also proposed to work towards developing a multilingual e-ticketing portal.

“We will move towards crediting all refunds through the banking system,” the Minister said.

Read more at “The Hindu”
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Paramilitary Allowance/Special Pay to the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF)

Proposal to grant Paramilitary Allowance/Special Pay to the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel at par with the Army: Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO 15
 ANSWERED ON 24.02.2015

   PARAMILITARY ALLOWANCE SPECIAL PAY FOR CAPF

15 . Nishank Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal
Kishore Shri Kaushal

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether suggestions have been received from various quarters to grant Paramilitary Allowance/Special Pay to the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel at par with the Army, if so, the details and the present status thereof;
(b) the financial benefits envisaged for such personnel;
(c) whether the Government is also considering other benefits/facilities for the CAPF personnel on the lines of Defence Forces; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)
(a) to (d): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION No.15 FOR 24.02.2015

(a) : A proposal has been received from BSF for sanction of Para Military Service Pay (PMSP) to BSF personnel at par with Army personnel. This proposal has been referred to the 7th Central Pay Commission vide MHA OM dated 05.11.2014.

(b) : The rate of Para Military Service Pay requested is @ Rs.2,000/- pm to Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) and Rs.6,000/- pm to officers up to DIG rank, based on the rates of Military Service Pay.

(c) & (d) : Besides PMSP, another proposal for 20 days’ Casual Leave to Officers and 30 days for Other Ranks in CAPFs, in a calendar year, at par with Army has also been referred to the 7th Central Pay Commission vide MHA OM dated 17.10.2014.
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