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Monday, 4 January 2016

Payment of Bonus Act Amendment Gazette Notification

Payment of Bonus Act Amendment Gazette Notification

The Gazette of India
EXTRAORDINARY
PART II — Section 1
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
No. 6] NEW DELHI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016/PAUSHA 11, 1937 (SAKA)
Separate paging is given to this Part in order that it may be filed as a separate compilation.

MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(Legislative Department)
New Delhi, the 1st January, 2016/Pausha 11, 1937 (Saka)
THE PAYMENT OF BONUS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2015
NO. 6 OF 2016
[31st December, 2015.]
An Act further to amend the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—

1. (1) This Act may be called the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015.
(2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2014.

2. In section 2 of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in clause (13), for the words ‘‘ten thousand rupees’’, the words ‘‘twenty-one thousand rupees’’ shall be substituted.

3. In section 12 of the principal Act,—
(i) for the words ‘‘three thousand and five hundred rupees’’ at both the places where they occur, the words ‘‘seven thousand rupees or the minimum wage for the scheduled employment, as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher’’ shall respectively be substituted;
(ii) the following Explanation shall be inserted at the end, namely:—
‘Explanation.—For the purposes of this section, the expression ‘‘scheduled employment’’ shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (g) of section 2 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.’.

4. In section 38 of the principal Act, for sub-section (1), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:—

‘‘(1) The Central Government may, subject to the condition of previous publication, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act.’’.

DR. G. NARAYANA RAJU,
Secretary to the Govt. of India.
Authority: http://egazette.nic.in/

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Making para military forces as organised services

Making para military forces as organised services

Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju said in the Parliament as in a written reply to a question on 23.12.2015 about the Para Military Forces as given below…

Question : Whether Government is aware of a judgement passed by Delhi High Court observing that Centre must consider all para-military forces-CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB as organized services to extend them not just financial benefits but better promotional and deputation avenues in Government, including Non-functional Financial Upgradation (NFU) from 2006 in terms of the Sixth Pay Commission.

Answer : The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has given a judgement on 03.09.2015 to grant the benefit of Non Functional Upgradation (NFU) as recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission to Group ‘A’ officers of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). However, the same has been challenged by filing Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, which is sub-judice.
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Pongal Bonus for Tamilnadu State Government Employees

Pongal Bonus for Tamilnadu State Government Employees

The State government of Tamil Nadu on Sunday announced Pongal bonus for its employees, teachers and pensioners. This will incur an additional expense of Rs. 326.85 crore to the government.

According to the announcement made by the Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, government employees and teachers in ‘C’ and ‘D’ Groups will get bonus equal to 30 days salary with a ceiling of Rs. 3,000.

The officers and teachers belonging to the ‘A’ and ‘B’ categories, will receive a special bonus of Rs. 1,000. Pensioners, family pensioners and retired village officers will get Rs. 500 as Pongal gift.
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Impact of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission – NFIR

Impact of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission – NFIR

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055

No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC/CORRES(R.B)
Dated : 4.1.2016
The Addl: Member (Budget),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Impact of the recommendations of 7th CPC- reg.

Ref: AM(B) note No. 2015-B-265 dated 23/12/2015 addressed to GS/NFIR.

With reference to the note received from AM(B) dated 23/12/2015 on the subject relating to the implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Railways, the Federation at the outset conveys as follows:-

During discussions with the Hon’ble MR and the Board (CRB, FC, MS) on 23rd December 2015, the NFIR General Secretary has expressed that there is all-round unhappiness on 7th CPC recommendations as in many cases the ‘Take Home Pay’ is either very marginal or less than what is received by the employee now. The Federation also disputed the estimated financial implications (Rs.28,500 crores) and said that the estimated expenditure has been exaggerated. It was also brought to the notice of the MR the retrograde recommendations of 7th CPC, while the case of Railway employees of various categories was not dealt adequately and the Railway Ministry has unfortunately not apprised the inadequacies of Grades Pay and Pay Band of 6th CPC to the Chairman, 7th CPC.

2. As desired vide note dated 23/12/2015, the Federation furnishes the followins details as Annexures to this letter.

(a) Table -I gives the position of 6th CPC minimum pay in Pay Band & Grade pay (PB-1 to PB-3) as on 01/01/2016.
(b) Table -I (a) explains the 7th CPC minimum pay from Level-l to Level-12 of the Pay Matrix.

[A comparison of Table-I with Table-I(a) reveals that the net benefit is marginal at Level-1, minus at Level-2. However, there may be substantial increase from Level-7 and above. If Income Tax deduction takes place, the increase will fall.]

(c) Table-II indicates 6th CPC minimum pay in GP + Pay Band without HRA.

Table-II (a) gives 7th CPC minimum pay without HRA (staff in occupation of Railway quarters are not entitled for HRA).

[A comparison of Table-II with Table-II (a) shows minus ‘Take Home Pay’ for employees of Level-I to Level-6 of Pay Matrix and equally marginal increase to those in Level-7, 8 & 9 of pay Matrix. Again in Level-10 the ‘Take Home Pay’ will be less than the present amount’. Overall position will be either “minus” or “marginal increase”. The Income Tax deduction would further worsen.]

(d) Table-III shows the approximate 6th CPC pay of employees after drawal of 10 annual increments.

Table III(a) provides information pertainingto7th CPC Pay (approx) for staff in Level-1 to Level-12 (Pay Matrix).

[A comparison between Table-III and Table-III(a) reveals that there will be marginal increase to those in Level-1 to Level-6. Although there will be an increase of more than 2400 to those in Level-7 to Level-12, the Income Tax deduction would reduce their ‘Net Take Home Pay.’

(e) Table-IV gives position of 6th CPC Pay of staff (without HRA + 10 annual increments – approx) as on 01/0112016

Table-IV(a) explains 7th CPC Pay without HRA as on 01/01/2016.

[A comparison of Table-IV with Table-IV (a) reveals that those in 7th CPC Pay Matrix Level-1 to Level-12 will draw minus salary. With Income Tax deduction, the position may be more worse.]

Note: (i) In the case of employees living in Railway Quarters (nearly 40%) the financial

(ii) The unfilled vacancies are approximately over two lakhs since the last two years. The implications of HRA will be Zero. The costs of these posts have already been saved by the Indian Railways.
Encls: Annexure I to Annexure IV
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR
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Expected DA from January 2016 – 2 Point increase in December 2015 may change 7th Pay Commission fitment formula

Expected DA from January 2016 and its impact on 7th Pay Commission Pay fixation formula and Multiplication Factor – If CPI-IW for December reaches 272 then 7th Pay Commission multiplication factor will have to be revised to 2.58

Expected DA from January 2016 – 2 Point increase in December 2015 may change 7th Pay Commission fitment formula

Expected DA from January 2016 – Two Point increase in CPI for Dec 2015 could take it to 126% which is 1% more than what was reckoned for 7th Pay Commission revised Pay fixation.

If DA from January 2016 touches 126%, 7th Pay Commission fitment formula and Multiplication factor of 2.57 may require upward revision

Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers) for the month of November 2015 has been released recently by Govt. We have one point increase in CPI for November 2015 which has moved from 269 to 270.

Consumer Price Index from January 2015 to November 2015

Month Actual AICPI-IW
Jan-2015 254
Feb-2015 253
Mar-2015 254
Apr-2015 256
May-2015 258
Jun-2015 261
July-2015 263
Aug-2015 264
Sep-2015 266
Oct-2015 269
Nov-2015 270
Dec-2015 Not released

DA from January 2016 – Estimation for 125%:

estimated-DA-expectedDA-dearness-allowance


DA from Jan 2016= [(254+253+254+256+258+261+263+264+266+269+270+258)-115.76]*100/115.76
= 125 % (6% increase in DA from Jan 2016)

Based on actual CPI-IW for 11 months from January 2015 to November 2015 which span from 254 to 270 and estimated index for the month of December 2015, it is almost certain that Dearness Allowance from January 2016 payable to Central Government Employees including Railway Employees and Defence Personnel will not be less than 125% (6% increase).

Even a 12 point fall in CPI-IW from 270 to 258 in December 2015 will not affect the DA from January 2016 clocking 125%.

DA from January 2016 – Estimation for 126%:


Our Proposition discussed in the earlier article on the chances for DA from January 2015 reaching 126% (7% increase) still holds good as two point increase in the CPI-IW in December 2015 would take DA from January 2016 to 126%.


DA from January 2016 126%

DA from Jan 2016= [(254+253+254+256+258+261+263+264+266+269+270+272)-115.76]*100/115.76
= 126 % (7% increase in DA from Jan 2016)

DA from January 2016 – Estimation for 127%:


At the same time possibility of DA from January 2016 reaching 127% or more is remote as CPI-IW has to reach 286 in December 2015 from the present level of 270 for getting DA of 127%.

DA from Jan 2016= [(254+253+254+256+258+261+263+264+266+269+270+286)-115.76]*100/115.76
= 127% (8% increase in DA from Jan 2016)


So, DA from January 2016 will be either 125% (6% increase) or 126% (7% increase). One might think that 1% additional DA from January 2016 is negligible. However, it will be 1% more than what was reckoned for 7th Pay Commission revised Pay fixation.

7th Pay Commission has estimated DA from January 2016 as 125% for the purpose of Revision of Pay and Allowances

Now, if Consumer Price Index (Industrial workers) for the month of December 2015 reaches 172 from the present level of 170, it is certain that DA from January 2016 will be 126%. In that case, 7th Pay Commission pay fitment formula and allowances which are DA indexed will have to be revised accordingly.

For instance, 7th Pay Commission’s uniform multiplication factor of 2.57 includes a factor of 2.25 on account of DA neutralisation, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of the new pay. If DA from January 2016 reaches 126% then this multiplication factor will have to revised as 2.58.

Source: gconnect
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NMC urges PM to immediately issue 7th Pay Commission notification

NMC urges PM to immediately issue 7th Pay Commission notification

Jammu: The National Mazdoor conference (NMC) today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately issue notification regarding the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report.

“We urge the Prime Minister to immediately issue notification regarding the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report respect of central government employees and pensioners,” NMC president Subash Shastri said.

“We are hopeful that the Prime Minister will remove any confusion and ambiguity regarding the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report,” he added.

Shastri expressed hope that the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir will also take steps to implement the recommendations made in the 7th Pay Commission for state employees and pensioners.

“We also hope that the state government will regularise the service of 61,000 daily rated workers who have been working in various departments for several years,” Shastri said.
Inputs with PTI
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7TH CPC: CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES EXPECTATIONS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

7TH CPC: CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES EXPECTATIONS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

That the 7th Pay Commission which was eagerly expected by all the Central Government Employees submitted its recommendations to the Finance Minister on 19/11/2015 would have been known to almost all the employees.

This is because all the popular websites, blogs, newspapers and TV channels flashed news about the pay commission. It is a crucial announcement which benefits 45 lakh employees and 50 lakh pensioners and so the websites and blogs had a tough time to handle lakhs of visitors who visited them at the same time.
The 7th CPC had kindled such a great curiosity among the employees. When the 6th CPC announcement was made it did not receive such a wide publicity. Since the past eight years, the internet usage has increased tremendously.

In the same way, we can say that when the 8th CPC is announced even the way it is announced might change completely. To that extent the use of online applications are increasing rapidly.

Today, it is very common to find almost all the employees carrying Android cell phone in their hands and having a Desktop or a Laptop in their homes. Using these gadgets they performed a massive number of searches on 7th CPC.

The searches performed by the users tried to find answers for questions like: How the Basic Pay has changed? Is there still a system of Grade Pay? What happened to HRA? What is the status of CEA?
However, after seeing the 7th CPC report, the employees were in a state of disappointment as they did not get what they had expected. Most of the employees felt that they did not get benefits and pay increase in 7th CPC as they got when the pay commission changed from 5th to 6th. The faces of most of the employees were sad because the rise that they got occurs only once in ten years.

All federations expressed their disapproval through reports. Through the NJCA agency, they have decided to go on an indefinite strike in the month of March.

In this scenario, the new years is beginning on 01/01/2016. The employees who had planned to enjoy the New Year in a grand way along with the announcement of 7th CPC in are pushed to a state of grief as they heard the news that they have to compulsorily come to work on 01/01/2016 failing which their pay revision will happen from the date they came for work lastly.
News such as these has put a big question mark on their New Year celebrations. In many Central government offices, the holiday that was already announced for the New Year day has been changed to some other day.
They say this change has been done to avoid unnecessary problems that may arise in the Revision of Pay. However, after the New Year day, we get a Saturday and Sunday, so we can hope that the New Year celebrations will happen in a glorious manner on these two days.
S.VISHAL

Source: centralgovernmentemployeesportal
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Web Based Cadre Management System – updation of data of CSS/CSSS/CSCS officers

Web Based Cadre Management System – updation of data of CSS/CSSS/CSCS officers 

21/1/2014-CS.I (PR/CMS)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
*****
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi-110003
Dated the December, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Web Based Cadre Management System – updation of data of CSS/CSSS/CSCS officers

As Ministries/Departments are aware, the Web Based Cadre Management System for CSS, CSSS and CSCS has been operational since January, 2013. The system is hosted at cscms.nic.in. Despite lapse of more than two years, complete and upto date data is still not available in the system in respect of several officers. The prime objective of the web based system is to ensure accurate real time data of all the officers to enable quicker decisions relating to cadre management functions. Unless the data is maintained upto date, the purpose of the web based system will be defeated.

2. Nodal Officers in all the Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested as under:
(a) Employee module: Nodal officers should ensure that correct and up to date personal information in respect of all personnel posted there is available. Nodal officers have been empowered to modify/correct (i) Employee details (ii) Basis Details (iii) Address details (iv) Training details and (v) qualification details. All the officers belonging to GSS/CSSS/CSCS may also be advised to verify their data in the system and bring discrepancies to the notice of the nodal officers for correction. If there is any difficulty in this regard, nodal officers should call CMC Ltd. Engineers at Tele: 24629890.
(b) Experience and Promotion data: CS.I Division will modify data in these two fields. If any modification is required duly certified information may be sent to CS Division for correction.
(c) Pay: Please ensure that pay of the officer is correctly indicated in the system. After drawl of increment on 1 st July every year the data should be corrected.
(d) APAR: Ensure that APAR grading is entered in the system and the APAR is scanned and uploaded in the system. If there is any difficulty in this regard, please call the CMC Ltd. Engineers at Tele: 24629890.
(e) IPR and Lokpal return: All the officers of CSS/CSSS/CSCS are requested to file their returns online. It may be noted that defaulting officers will not be granted cadre clearance for deputation, foreign training, empanelment etc.
(f) Deputation: Ensure that all Officers apply for cadre clearance through the system. If any application is received in CS.I Division without online application it will not be entertained. Prior to forwarding application online, nodal officers should also ensure that correct and up to date information of the officer concerned is available in the system.
(g) Foreign Training: All nominations for foreign training should be processed through the web based cadre management system in respect of all Officers. Their reliving for the training will also be updated in the system to capture the details of foreign trainings attended. If the training period is more than three months, the nodal officers will forward the online request to CS.I Division for cadre clearance in respect of US and above level officers.
(h) Domestic Training: All nominations for domestic training should be processed through the web based cadre management system in respect of all officers. If the training period is exceeding one year, the nodal officers will forward the online request to CS.I Division for further processing in respect of US and above level officers.
(i) Permission to visit abroad: All requests for private foreign visits should be processed through the web based cadre management system to capture such information.
(j) Furnishing of information of death of an employee: In case of death of an employee, the nodal officer of the Ministry/Department concerned will henceforth immediately update the information in the web based system to enable capture of the vacancy to facilitate provision of a substitute.
(k) Furnishing of information of long leave of an employee: If any employee proceeds on leave for six months or more, the nodal officer concerned should update the information in the web based system immediately to capture the vacancy to facilitate provision of a substitute.
(l) Voluntary Retirement: CS.I Division conveys . approval of MoS (PP) for voluntary retirement of US and above level officers of CSS. Henceforth, if the request for voluntary retirement is not received through the system, the same will not be entertained.
(m) Resignation: Resignation requests from employees should be obtained and processed in the web based system so that such vacancies are brought to the notice of the cadre controlling authority immediately.
(n) Technical resignation: Requests for technical resignation to join another employment under the Government should also be obtained and processed in the web based cadre management system.
(o) Vigilance status: Vigilance clearance whenever required in connection with cadre management activities will be sought and obtained through the system. In respect of US and above level officer it will be updated both by the Ministries!Department and by AVD.I of DoP&T. Upto SO level, Ministries/Departments will update the system.
3. This circular may be brought to the notice of all CSS Officers for their information and active cooperation to ensure correctness of data.

4. Nodal officers may also depute their subordinates to CS.I Division to clear doubts if any about the functioning of the system.

(V.Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tele.: 24629412
Original Order
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