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Monday, 21 December 2015

Is attendance compulsory for Central Government employees on the implementation day (01.01.2016) of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations?

Is attendance compulsory for Central Government employees on the implementation day (01.01.2016) of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations?

Central Government employees are wondering if there will be any consequences of taking leave on January 1, 2016, the date of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report.

The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission regarding the salaries and perks for the Central Government employees will come into effect from January 1, 2016 onwards. Many are curious to find out the connection between the date of implementation of 7th CPC and reporting to work on the day.

Normally, the date of joining work, date of getting the promotion, date of receiving the increments, transfer date, and retirement dates are very important for a Central Government employee. In the average service period of a Central Government employee, he/she is likely to witness two or three Pay Commissions. Keeping this in mind, it would be better to not absent oneself on January 1, 2016.

“All Central Government employees are advised to report to work on January 1, 2016 (Friday).”

“This is especially so for those who are on long leave. It will help them avoid a lot of problems in future.”

“If 01.01.2016 is announced as a holiday, it will be better to report to work the next day.”

If the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission are going to be implemented from 01.01.2016 onwards, then the employees will have to come to work that day to accept these recommendations. If he/she is absent on the day, then the day they return to work will be treated as the day they had accepted the new recommendations.

If an employee not to report on the date of implementation of recommendations of new pay commission, this could delay the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission. This could also cause financial losses too due to pay revision as per the recommendations of new pay commission.

According to rules, in order to qualify for the annual increment, an employee has completed 6 months or more in the revised pay structure as per 6th CPC, as on 1st July. A delay of even a single day could deny you an increment, as per the rule.

It is not easy to calculate the date of promotion for Central Government employees. Normally, promotions are granted with retrospective effect. Let us assume that the promotion was given with effect from 01.01.2016. Not reporting to work on that day could cause a number of problems.

Since the government rules are bound to be changed arbitrarily, one can never be sure of the kind of troubles it could cause them. Therefore, it is better to go to work on 01.01.2016.

The recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission were implemented on 01.01.2006, a Sunday. Therefore, the next day was taken as the assumption date. One might remember that the government had issued another order to avoid the confusions that resulted due to this.

Even those who are on long leave for any particular reason are advised to report to work on January 1, 2016 at least and then continue with their leave. This will help them avoid a lot of problems.
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Change of nomenclature of the posts of Assistant of Central Secretariat Service

Change of nomenclature of the posts of Assistant of Central Secretariat Service

G.I., Min. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.21/12/2010-CS.I(P), dated 21.12.2015

Approval of the competent authority is hereby conveyed for change of nomenclature of the posts of Assistant of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Upper Division Clerk and Lower Division Clerk of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) as under:

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The change in nomenclature comes into force with immediate effect.

The necessary amendments to Central Secretariat Service Rules, 2009 and Central Secretariat Service Rules, 1962 will follow.

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in
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7th Pay Commission recommendation: A big challenge facing government

7th Pay Commission recommendation: A big challenge facing government

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New Delhi: Seventh Pay Commission recommendation is a big challenge facing the central government to accept its.

All central government employees, officers, Unions and association protested against the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and they demanded a re-look at the Seventh Pay Commission report.
The Confederation of Civil Service Associations (COSCA), representing thousands of officers of 20 civil services, including Indian Police Service (IPS), met finance minister Arun Jaitley early this month.

The purpose of that meeting was to press their demand that the group of secretaries of revision pay panel report headed by cabinet secretary, which will examine the report before the Cabinet nod, must not be dominated by one service, read IAS.

What they want is the removal of the edge that the IAS enjoys so far, something that was fiercely opposed by one member in the Pay Commission, thereby making it difficult for the government to draw a conclusion.
“The government can’t make the pill more bitter than it is. We expect the government instead to sweeten the Commission’s recommendations further,” says IRS officer Jayant Misra, who is also the convenor of COSCA.

“We have also appealed to the finance minister and cabinet secretary that the the group of secretaries of revision pay panel report must not have more than 25 per cent members from one particular service so that the report can be examined objectively and impartially.”

The Central Secretariat Service which is considered the backbone of the Central government ministries and the one that comprises over 12,000 employees, is planning a massive agitation in the coming week near North Block. They will protest against what they call an unfair treatment meted out by the Pay Commission because “some officers with vested interests” misled the Commission.

The Trade unions also protested the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and said the proposed hike was lowest in many decades and were not in sync with inflation.

If the government decides to accept the Pay Commission recommendation as it is. The government will take a hit of Rs 39,100 crore on account of salary hikes and another Rs 29,300 crore from allowances. Of the allowances, a whopping Rs 17,200 crore will be on account of only one allowance — house rent.

If the government delays implementing the Pay Commission report, it can save some allowances amount.
While the pay hike per se will be retrospective, with government servants getting arrears with effect from January 1, 2016 if the government accepts it as the effective date, the payment on account of allowances is prospective in nature.

Money is, however, not the only challenge that the government has to cope with at this juncture.

The bigger challenge is how to arrest the growing discontent among various layers of civil servants who are at loggerheads with each other. Whereas IPS, IRS, IIS among others want parity with IAS in terms of rank and pay, the next layer, the Central Secretariat Service, has its angst against their immediate superiors in the civil services hierarchy.

“We are not in a tussle with the IAS. But many Group “A” services officers don’t want us to move up the ladder. We have taken the agitation path, as the Pay Commission did not even hear us out because of some officials with vested interests,” says Rakesh Kumar, general secretary of the Central Secretariat Service Forum.

However, the Finance Ministry has set up a cell in the Expenditure Department headed by joint secretary R K Chaturvedi for a period of one year with effect from November 20, 2015 to implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission.

The cell will give all the inputs to the group of secretaries of revision pay panel report headed by cabinet secretary for examining the report before cabinet nod.
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