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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Facilities to Differently Abled at Government Offices

Facilities to Differently Abled at Government Offices
The Department of Personnel and Training has informed that as per information submitted on-line by 71 Departments/Ministries, as on 01.01.2013, there were 9341 number of persons with disabilities who were employed in the Departments/Ministries of the Central Government. State/UT-wise information is not compiled.
As per section 46 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995, the appropriate Governments and the local authorities are required to provide for-

(a) ramps in public buildings;
(b) adaptation of toilets for wheel chair users;
(c) braille symbols and auditory signals in elevators or lifts;
(d) ramps in hospitals, primary health centers and other medical care and rehabilitation institutions.

All the Ministries/Departments have been requested to comply with this provision. The Ministry of Railways provides concessional fare for various classes of persons with disabilities as under:

S.No. Category of Persons Percentage of Concession
1 Orthopaedically Handicapped/Paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort –for any purpose 75% in 2nd, Sleeper, 1st Class, 3AC, AC chair Car50% in 1AC and 2AC
25% in 3AC & AC Chair Car of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains
50% in Monthly Season Ticket & Quarterly Season Ticket
One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
2 Mentally retarded persons who cannot travel without escort- for any purpose.
3 Blind persons travelling alone or with an escort- for any purpose
4 Deaf & Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person) travelling alone or with an escort- for any purpose. 50% in 2nd , Sleeper and 1st Class50% in Monthly Season Ticket & Quarterly Season Ticket One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.

Similarly, State Governments have their own schemes for providing concessional fare for persons with disabilities while travelling by the buses owned by State transport undertakings.

As per Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justify and Full Participation) Act, 1995, every appropriate Government are required to appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than three per cent for persons or class of persons with disability of which one per cent each is reserved for persons suffering from blindness or low vision; (ii) hearing impairment; (iii) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, in the posts identified for each disability.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

Source: PIB News

Strike Notice & Charter of Demands – All India Strike on 2.9.2015

Strike Notice & Charter of Demands – All India Strike on 2.9.2015


All affiliated organisations shall also serve strike notice to their respective departmental heads on 11.08.2015.

1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
Email: confederationhq@gmail.com
K. K. N. Kutty
Secretary General
M. Krishnan
No. Confdn/Strike/2015
Dated: 11th August 2015
The Cabinet Secretary,
Cabinet Secretariat,
Government of India,
Rastrapathi Bhawan,
NEW DELHI – 110004

This is to give notice that the employees who are members of the affiliated organisations of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will go on one day’s strike on 2nd September, 2015. The Charter of demands in pursuance of which the employees will embark upon the one day strike action is enclosed.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
M. Krishnan,
Secretary General

1. Urgent measures for containing price-rise through universalisation of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.

2. (a) Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.

(b) No ban on creation of new posts. Fill up all vacant posts.

3. (a) Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measure for violation for labour laws. Withdraw the anti-worker Labour Law Amendments

(b) No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.

4. (a) Universal social security cover for all workers

(b) Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

5. (a) Fix minium wage with provisions of indexation.

(b) Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014 accepting memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA; Include Gramin Dak Sevaks within the ambit of 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of 6th CPC.

6. (a) Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/State PSUs. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.

(b) No outsourcing, contractorisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the printing presses, the publications, form stores and stationery departments and medical stores Depots; regularize the existing daily-rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.

7. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.

8. (a) Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting applications; and immediate ratification of ILO Convention C 87 and C 98.

(b) Revive the JCM functioning at all level as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees.

9. (a) Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.

(b) No Privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways, Defence Establishment and no corporatization of Postal services.

10. Remove arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointment.

11. Ensure five promotions in the serve career.

Source: Confederation

A Crucial Indicator for determining the Basic Pay of 7th Pay Commission- Multiplication Factor

A Crucial Indicator for determining the Basic Pay of 7th Pay Commission- Multiplication Factor

It is well known that Multiplication Factor 1.86 was being used by the 6th Pay Commission to calculate the new revised basic pay. The 6th Pay Commission had initially suggested 1.74, but it was later modified to 1.86.

The Multiplication Factor was arrived at by adding dearness allowance percentage to the basic pay with a simple methodology. The 6th Pay Commission also brought in a new concept called the Grade Pay. So, the basic pay diveded into two segments, which are called as Band Pay and Grade Pay.

Now that Grade Pay is not going to be included, it remains a mystery as to how the 7th Pay Commission will calculate the new Multiplication Factor.

A lot of speculations are now on about this.

With plenty of rumours afloat that salaries for Central Govt employees could increase twofold, an article was published by 90Paisa Blogrecently, which claimed that only a 30% hike in salary is sure to come. The article had used a Multiplication Factor of 2.68.

Last month, gservants.com claimed that the 7th Pay Commission may recommend a Multiplication Factor of 2.86. The website created waves when it published a projected basic pay structure by using a Multiplication Factor of 3.

The NC JCM Staff Side, in its memorandum to the 7th Pay Commission, suggested that a Multiplication Factor of 3.7 be used for calculation of new basic pay. They had also given a detailed explanation for it.
And one more, the Karnataka COC, which is an organization for Central Government employees, had demanded a Multiplication Factor of 3.85, and gave its own reasons for it.

All these are mere speculations…!

It’s up to the employees to believe what they want to.

Source: www.7thpaycommissionnews.in

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