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Saturday, 25 June 2016

DA from July 2016 set to increase by 6% or 7% for Pre Revised Pay (Pre-7th CPC Pay)


On the basis of All India Consumer Price Index for the period from July 2015 to April 2016 and assumed indices for May and Jun 2016, DA for Central Government Employees in Pre-revised pay (6th CPC) and DA from July after implementation of 7th Pay Commission have been estimated

DA-Pre-7th-CPC-Pay


DA from July 2016 set to increase by 6% or 7% on the basis of All India Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers) with base year 2001=100, for Pre revised Pay (Pay prior implementation of 7th Pay Commission)

 DA from July 2016 – An analysis – Labour Bureau, Govt of India has released the Consumer Price Index (IW) for the month of April 2016.

Having actual All India Consumer price index for 10 months in hand, out of AICPI-IW needed for calculation of DA, an attempt has been made here to estimate the said DA from July 2016.

This DA estimation is based on Consumer Price Index (IW) with the base year 2001=100 which is being followed presently for calculation of Dearness Allowance applicable for Central Government Employees, Defence personnel and Pensioners.

7th Pay Commission has also recommended that the same consumer price Index could be retained for granting Dearness Allowance.

Here is the extract of analysis and recommendations of 7th Pay Commission relating to Dearness Allowance

“The VICPC had recommended that the National Statistical Commission may be asked to explore the possibility of a specific survey covering government employees exclusively, so as to construct a consumption basked representative of government employees and formulate a separate index. This has, however, not been done.

Keeping in mind that the present formulation of DA has worked well over the years, and there are no demands for its alteration, the Commission recommends continuance of the existing formula and methodology for calculating the Dearness Allowance.”

Hence, it is assumed that CPI-IW with the base year 2001=100 would be followed with effect from January 2016 on implementation of 7th Pay commission report as far as Dearness Allowance is concerned.

In that case, DA from July 2016 after implementation of 7th Pay Commission has to be calculated using the following DA Calculation Formula

[ (Average of Consumer Index for the period from July -2015 to Jun-16) – (Average All India Consumer Price Index for 2015) X 100] / Average All India Consumer Price Index for 2015

Based on the above formula, after merger of DA of 125% with Basic Pay, DA from January 2016 would be calculated as 0% and Likely DA from July 2016 after implementation of 7th Pay Commission will be 2% or 3%

DA from July 2016 for Pre-Revised Pay


CPI-IW from July 2015 to April 2016


MonthActual AICPI-IW
July-2015 263
Aug-2015 264
Sep-2015 266
Oct-2015 269
Nov-2015 270
Dec-2015 269
Jan-2016 269
Feb-2016 267
Mar-2016 268
Apr-2016 271
May-2016 yet to be released
Jun-2016 yet to be released

Scenario 1: Possibility of increase in DA from July 2016 for Pre-Revised Pay working out to be less than 6%

Possibility of increase in DA from July 2016 working out to be less than 6% is very remote due to the fact that the index should be getting reduced by at least 4 points in any one of the coming two months from the previous month and further reduction of at least 3 points in the other month.

In other words index for May 2016 should be getting reduced by 4 points to 267 and also witness further reduction by 3 points to 264, for increase in DA from July 2016 less than 6%. If index for May 2016 registers not more than 3 point reduction then index for June 2016 has to reduce at least by 4 points in order get the less than 6% increase in DA from July 2016

Calculation of DA from July 2016 based on CPI(IW) from July 2015 to June 2016

DA from July 2016 =[(263+264+266+269
+270+269+269+267+
268+271+267@+264@)-
115.76]X100/115.76

=130% (5% increase in DA
from July 2016)
@ Assumed CPI(IW) for May 2016 and June 2016

DA from July 2016 =[(263+264+266+269+
270+269+269+267+
268+271+268@+264@)
-115.76]X100/115.76

=130%-125% (5% increase in DA
from July 2016)
@ Assumed CPI(IW) for May 2016 and June 2016

Scenario 2: Possibility of increase in DA from July 2016 for Pre-Revised Pay working out to be 6%

Even if index gets lower by 3 points during both of these months compared to previous month, viz., May 2016 registers 3 point reduction from April and further three point reduction in June 2016 compared to May 2016, increase in DA from July 2016 will be 6%.

DA from July 2016 =[(263+264+266+269+
270+269+269+267+
268+271+268@+265@)-115.76]
X100/115.76

=131% -125% (6% increase in DA
from July 2016)
@ Assumed CPI(IW) for May 2016 and June 2016

We are of the opinion that increase in DA from July 2016 registering at least 6% is quite possible as chances for CPI (IW) getting reduced to less than 265 from the present level 271 in two months is very remote.

Scenario 3: Possibility of increase in DA from July 2016 for Pre-Revised Pay working out to be 7%

If CPI (IW) gets increased at least by 2 points in any one of the coming two months and by 1 point increase in the other month compared to previous month, then DA from July 2016 will be poised for an increase of 7%.

In other words, if consumer price index for May 2016 and June 2016 witnesses at least 2 point increase and further 1 point increase respectively or vice versa, increase in DA from July 2016 is calculated to be 7%

DA from July 2016 =[(263+264+266+269+
270+269+269+267+
268+271+273@+274@)-115.76]
X100/115.76

=132% -125% (7% increase in DA
from July 2016)
@ Assumed CPI(IW) for May 2016 and June 2016

DA from July 2016 =[(263+264+266+269+
270+269+269+267+
268+271+272@+273@)-115.76]
X100/115.76

=132% -125% (7% increase in DA
from July 2016)
@ Assumed CPI(IW) for May 2016 and June 2016

Considering the inflationary trend shown by 3 point increase in April 2016, this scenario may become a reality. In that case DA from July 2016 will be 7%

Scenario 4: Possibility of increase in DA from July 2016 for Pre-Revised Pay working out more than 7%

In order to get an increase in DA from July 2016 more than 7%, CPI(IW) for both May 2016 and June 2016 should witness at least 7 point increase from the present level of 271. If any one of this month registers lesser increase than 7 points then the other month has to compensate the same by registering increase of index by more than 7 points.

It is apparent that possibility for such an increase in CPI(IW) is not at all Possible. Hence we can conclude that increase in DA from July 2016 may not be more than 7%

Source: gconncect.in
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7th Pay Commission: Lower rank employees to get highest percentage salary hike

7th Pay Commission: Lower rank employees to get highest percentage salary hike

In a populist move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government is likely to pay highest percentage of salary hike to the lower rank government employees with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

New Delhi, June 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government is likely to pay highest percentage of salary hike to the lower rank government employees with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has reportedly asked Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha led Empowered Committee of Secretaries, that is examining the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, to increase the pay of lower grade employees.

The PMO told the Empowered Committee that the salaries of employees in the lower ranks should rise by the highest percentage, reported The Sen Times. The government decided to give highest percentage salary hike to bottom grades employees and maintain parity of incomes between mid-level tier officers and the bottom grade employees.

Notably, all pay commissions in the past had not only recommended highest percentage of salary hike for top central government officials but also considered the disparity ratio between its highest and lowest paid employees. The ration of highest and lowest paid employees was about 1:12 in 2006.

The 7th Pay Commission, headed by Justice A K Mathur, had originally proposed hike of 14.27 in basic pay, 23.55 per cent in salary, allowances and pensions. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries has reportedly recommended a whopping 30 per cent hike in government employees’s salary, making the minimum amount Rs 23,500 and the maximum to Rs 3,25,000.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will submit its final report later this month and the Cabinet will take final call on the 7th Pay Commission recommendations in July. 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners will be benefited from the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.

Source : http://www.india.com/
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PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – CONFEDERATION

PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – CONFEDERATION

MASSIVE PARLIAMENT MARCH & RALLY OF
ABOUT 20000 CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11TH JULY 2016

33 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL PARTICIPATE

A massive parliament march and rally of about 20000 Central Government Employees was held at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 24th June 2016. The rally was organized by National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) of Central Government Employees comprising Railways, Defence, Confederation and Postal organizations demanding modification in the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commissions including minimum wage and fitment formula. Other demands are scrapping of New Contributory Pension Scheme, No FDI in Railways and Defence, Grant of Civil Servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks, filling up of vacancies, enhancement of bonus ceiling, No outsourcing, downsizing, contractorisation and corporatisation etc.

The NJCA had already given strike notice to Government on 9th June 2016. The Modi Government is not ready for a negotiated settlement with the staff side. The rally called upon the entirely of Central Government employees to intensify the campaign and preparations and make the strike a total success.

The rally was presided by Shri. N. Raghavaiah (General Secretary, NFIR & Chairman NJCA), Coms. Shiv Gopal Mishra (General Secretary AIRF & Convenor NJCA), Sreekumar (Secretary General AIDEF) M. Krishnan (Secretary General, Confederation) R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) Guman Singh (President, NFIR), Rakal Das Gupta (President, AIRF) K. K. N. Kutty (President, Confederation) B. C. Sharma (NFIR) S. K. Tyagi (AIRF), Mrs. Champa and Mrs. Gita Pandey addressed the rally

About 33 lakhs Central Government Employees will participate in the strike. 40 lakhs Central Government Pensioners have declared their solidarity with the strike. Central Trade Unions had also extended their full support. State Government Employees Federations have cautioned the Central Government that they will also be compelled to join the strike if Government refuse to settle the demands relating to 7th CPC recommendations as majority of the state Governments are implementing the Central pay parity to their employees also.

Source: Confederation
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Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017- reg.

F.No.12/8/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
JCA-2 Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 24th June, 2016

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017- reg.

central-government-holidays-2017


It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure -I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2017. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure – II.

2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

1. REPUBLIC DAY
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
5. CHRISTMAS DAY
6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
8. GOOD FRIDAY
9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
10. IDU’L FITR
11. IDU’L ZUHA
12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
13. MUHARR.AM
14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)


3.1. In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in regard to festivals and dates as indicated.

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
2. HOLI
3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI I VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND GUDI PADAVA 1st NAVRATRA / NAURAJICHHATH POOJA/KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festivals falling on the same day.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I .B /T.V. /A.I.R. / Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. During 2017, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Thursday , October 19, 2017 (Ashvina 28). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Narakachaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on- “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.

7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2017, subject to para 3.2 above.
8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 11(Eleven) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Mahavir Jayanti, Id-ulZuha (Bakrid), Vijay Dashmi, Muharram, Guru Nanak Birthday and Miladun-Nabi(Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on day of weekly off.

10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

11. Hindi version will follow.
(K.Sahl Kumar)
Under Secretary (JCA)
23040279
Encl.: Lists of holidays

To
1. All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.
2. UPSC/CVC/C86AG/ PMO / Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/ President’s Secretariat/Vice-President’s Secretariat/ Supreme Court/ High Court/ Central Administrative Tribunal/ Election Commission of India / Minorities Commission/ National Human Rights Commission./ Central Information Commission/National Commission for Women.
3. All attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. 86 Pensions.
4. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi.
5. All Staff Side Members of the National Council (JCM).
6. All Staff Side Members of the Departmental Council (JCM), Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions.
7. Chairman / Secretaries, Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees (As per updated list from Welfare Section).
8. Commisioner for Scheduled Castes /Commissioner for Scheduled Tribes.
9. PS to Cabinet Secretary.
10. Deputy Secretary (Coordination), Delhi Govt. Secretariat, I.G. Stadium,
I.T.O., New Delhi.
11. The Manager (Store), Government of India, Forms Store, 166, Lenin Sarai, Kolkata (with 10 spare copies).
12. Chief Secretaries to all the State Governments / Union Territoreis.
13. Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, P11 Building, New Delhi
(with 5 spare copies)
14. Deputy Director (Bills), Dte. Of Printing, B-Wing, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi (with 5 spare copies)
15. Positional Astronomy Centre, Block-AQ, Plot No.8 Sector-V, Salt lake, Manish Bathan, Kolkata – 700091
16. Facilitation Center, DOP86T (20 copies)
17. NIC (DOPT) with the request to place this O.M. on the Website of the
Department (www.persmin.nic. in)
18. 100 Spare Copies.

ANNEXURE-I
LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2017 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI 

S.No.Holiday DateSaka Date Day



1938 SAKA ERA
1.Republic DayJanuary 26Magha 06Thursday
2.Maha ShivaratriFebruary 24Phalguna 05Friday



1939 SAKA ERA
3.HoliMarch 13Phalguna 22Monday
4.Ram NavamiApril 04Chaitra 14Tuesday
5.Mahavir JayantiApril 09Chaitra 19Sunday
6.Good FridayApril 14Chaitra 24Friday
7.Buddha PurnimaMay 10Vaisakha 20Wednesday
8.Idu’l FitrJune 26Ashadha 05Monday
9.Independence dayAugust 15Sravana 24Tuesday
10.Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)September 02Bhadra 11Saturday
11.DussehraSeptember 30Asvina 08Saturday
12.MuharramOctober 01Asvina 09Sunday
13.Mahatma Gandhi’s
Birthday
October 02Asvina 10Monday
14.Diwali (Deepavali)October 19Asvina 28Thursday
15.Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember 04Kartika 13Saturday
16.Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e
Milad (birthday of Prophet
Mohammad)
December 02Agrahayana 11Saturday
17.Christmas DayDecember 25Pausha- 04Monday

ANNEXURE-II
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2017 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI
S.No.Holiday DateSaka Date Day
SAKA ERA 1938
1.New Year’s DayJanuary 01Pausha 11Sunday
2.Guru Govind Singh’s
Birthday
January 05Pausha 15Thursday
3.Makar SankrantiJanuary 14Pausha 24Saturday
4.PongalJanuary 14Pausha 24Saturday
5.Basant Panchami /
Sri Panchami
February 01Magha 12Wednesday
6.Guru Ravidas’s BirthdayFebruary 10Magha 21Friday
7.Shivaji JayantiFebruary 19Magha 30Sunday
8.Swami Dayananda
Saraswati Jayanti
February 21Phalguna 02Tuesday
9.Holika Dahan/DolyatraMarch 12Phalguna 21Sunday
1939 SAKA ERA
10.Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi
Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand
March 28Chaittra 07Tuesday
11.Hazarat Ali’s BirthdayApril 11Chaitra 21Tuesday
12.Vaisakhi/VishuApril 13Chaitra 23Thursday
13.MesadiApril 14Chaitra 24Friday
14.Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/
Bahag Bihu (Assam)
April 15Chaitra 25Saturday
15.Easter SundayApril 16Chaitra 26Sunday
16.Guru Rabindranath’s
birthday
May 09Vaisakha 19Tuesday
17.Jamat-Ul-VidaJune 23Ashadha 02Friday
18.Rath YatraJune 25Ashadha 04Sunday
19.Raksha BandhanAugust 07Sravana 16Monday
20.Janmashtarni (Vaishnav)August 15Sravana 24Monday
21.Parsi New Year’s day/NauraAugust 17Sravana 26Thursday
22.Vinayaka Chaturthi/
Ganesh Chaturthi
August 25Bhadra 03Friday
23.OnamSeptember 04Bhadra 13Monday
24..Dussehra (Maha Saptami)
(Additional)
September 27Asvina 05Wednesday
25.Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)
(Additional)
September 28Asvina 06Thursday
26.Dussehra (Maha Navmi)September 29Asvina 07Friday
27.Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOctober 05Asvina 13Thursday
28.Karaka Chaturthi
(Karva Chouth)
October 08Asvina 16Sunday
29.Deepavali (South India)October 18Asvina 26Wednesday
30.Naraka ChaturdasiOctober 18Asvina 26Wednesday
31.Govardhan PujaOctober 20Asvina 28Friday
32.Bhai DujOctober 21Asvina 29Saturday
33.Pratihar Sashthi or Surya
Sashthi (Chhat Puja)
October 26Kartika 04Thursday
34.Guru Teg Bahadur’s
Martyrdom Day
November 24Agrahayana 03Friday
35.Christmas EveDecember 24Pausha 03Sunday

Source: 2017 Holidays List
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