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Monday, 21 November 2016

7th Pay Commission - Weekly Work Report to Decide Annual Increment

7th Pay Commission - Weekly Work Report to Decide Annual Increment

The Department of Personnel and Training is going to soon bring out guidelines based on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission which will help in tracking performance of Central government employees in more transparent manner.

As per reports, CG employees will need to give a weekly work report every Friday showing the task accomplished as well as the pending work, which was suggested by the 7th pay commission.

The 7th Pay Commission has recommended that Central government employees should be offered annual increments only if they meet certain performance criterion. The Pay Commission has also sought upgradation of performance benchmark to "very good" from "good" level and recommended introduction of the Performance Related Pay (PRP) for all categories of central government employees.

On the basis of the weekly report, the performance of central government employees will be assessed whether they meet the performance criteria or not, and graded for annual appraisal. The employees who will fail to meet the performance criteria on the basis or the weekly work report, are likely to be denied annual increment.

The 7th Pay Commission believes grant of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP), although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted.”
The 7th pay commission had said in the report that "employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments.

The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees.
However, since this is not a penalty, the norms for penal action in disciplinary cases involving withholding increments will not be applicable in such cases. This will be treated as an efficiency bar,"

Source: Zeenews
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Centre Proposes to Revise the Minimum Rate of Wages for Private Security Guards

Centre Proposes to Revise the Minimum Rate of Wages for Private Security Guards

The Central Government after consulting the Minimum Wages Advisory Board has proposed to revise the minimum rate of wages for the employees engaged in “Employment of Watch and Ward”. The security guards without arms and with arms are being covered under “Skilled” and “Highly Skilled” category respectively. After considering the objections/suggestions received with reference to the draft notification published on 01.09.2016, the final notification will be issued in consultation with Ministry of Law & Justice.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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ESIC Approves the Enhancement of Wage Ceiling from Present Rs. 15,000 per Month to Rs. 21,000

ESIC Approves the Enhancement of Wage Ceiling from Present Rs. 15,000 per Month to Rs. 21,000

The Employees State Insurance Corporation(ESIC) has approved the enhancement of wage ceiling from present Rs. 15,000 per month to Rs. 21,000/-. The draft Rules calling for objections has been published in Gazette of India on 06.10.2016. This enhancement of wage ceiling shall bring more employees under ESIC coverage. In addition, the decision has also been taken to ensure coverage of the Scheme in all districts of the Country.

The ESIC in its meeting dated 07/08/2015 has decided to bear the expenses on super specialty treatment over and above the expenditure of state government.

The ESIC in its 166th Corporation meetings held on 07.08.2015 has decided to consider eligibility of pre existing diseases i.e. for malignancy & dialysis as prospective w.e.f. 30.08.2016.

Further, ESIC has revised eligibility for Super Specialty including the children of Insured Persons with congenital diseases & genetic disorders.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Pension Scheme Contribution

Pension Scheme Contribution

A new Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana” has been announced in the Budget for 2016-17 with the objective of promoting employment generation and an allocation of Rs. 1000 crores has been made. The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in 2016-17.

The PMRPY scheme is targeted for workers earning wages upto Rs. 15,000/- per month. For the purpose of the scheme, a new employee is one who has not been working elsewhere on a regular basis prior to 1st April, 2016 and has a new Aadhaar seeded Universal Account Number (UAN) on or after 01.04.2016. Under the scheme employers would be provided an incentive for enhancing employment where the 8.33% EPS contribution made by the employer will be paid by Government of India in respect of new employment from August, 2016 onwards.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Letter of CCGGOO to the Finance Secretary, GOI for cash disbursement to officers

Letter of CCGGOO to the Finance Secretary, GOI for cash disbursement to officers

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT GAZETTED OFFICERS ORGANISATIONS

Add: Old no.4 new no.7 first Street V.V.Colony, Adambakkam, Chennai 600088.
Contact No.09445040751. mail id: ccggoo2002@gmail.com.
Website: ccggoo.blogspot.in
Confederation/Corres/2016-17/12

Dated: 18.11.2016

To
The Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure),
Ministry of Finance, Government of India,
Room No 129 - A, North Block, New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
The Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Organisations is an apex level organization embracing in its fold a number of Gazetted Officers Organisations of the Central Government departments such as Railway Promotee Officers, Income Tax Gazetted Officers, All India Audit and Accounts Officers, Pay and Accounts Officers (Civil), Postal & Telecom financial Accounts Officers, Zoological Survey, Botanical Survey, Customs Preventive Officers, Indian Ordinance Factories Gazetted Officers, DRDO Technical Officers, DGQA Engineers, CPWD Engineers, Postal Officers, Marine product Export Development Authority promotee Officers, Statistical Gazetted Officers, etc.

As you may be aware, Sir, the Gazetted officers are facing lot of difficulties in withdrawing cash from their bank accounts due to demonetization process of Rs.1000 and Rs.500 currency notes. Many of these officers often undertake tours to discharge the Government Duties. Banks have imposed a cap of Rs.24000 from Savings Bank account. The compulsion to wait in the queue for hours for withdrawal of cash adversely affects their discharge of Government duties in time.

In view of the peculiar situation, I request you to issue necessary instructions to all Pay Drawing and Disbursing Officers to make arrangements for payment of salary of November 2016 in cash to all Gazetted and prmotee Group 'A' officers, as a onetime measure, on or before 30th November 2016.
Yours Faithfully,
(S.Mohan)
Secretary General
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Source: www.itgoa.org
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7th Pay Commission: Final touches given to Allowances of central govt employees; may soon see disbursal

7th Pay Commission: Final touches given to Allowances of central govt employees; may soon see disbursal

New Delhi: The Committee set up to review the Allowances sanctioned to central government employees under 7th Pay Commission is likely to have finalised Allowances for central government employees.

"Today there had been a crucial meeting of the Committee on Allowances. They may finalize all the allowances in today's meeting itself or some of them", said Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees, in a circular to its fraternity.

Mishra referred to the "crucial meeting of the Committee on Allowances" held on November 16.

The government had formed a committee headed by finance secretary Ashok Lavasa which has been mandated to submit its views on the 7th Central Pay Commission's proposals on Allowance. The committee had held its first meeting on July 22 and had a four-month deadline to complete its task.
The CPC examined 196 allowances and given its recommendations on abolishing or raising some of them while recommending others to be subsumed with other perks.

Source: Zee news
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Complaints against Seventh Central Pay Commission: Lok Sabha Q&A

Complaints against Seventh Central Pay Commission: Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 586
ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016

Complaints against Seventh Central Pay Commission
ANTO ANTONY

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has received complaints against the implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission''s recommendations especially from the Armed Forces and Nurses;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the response of the Government thereon; and
(c) whether the Government has any plan to review the said recommendations pertain to Armed Forces and Nurses and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)

(a) to (c): Representations have been received from various quarters some of which pertain to Armed Forces and Nurses. While approving the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on pay, pension and other related issues, the Government has set up various Committees to examine and address some of the issues arising out of implementation of Commission’s recommendations. Based on the recommendations of these Committees on these issues, appropriate decisions will be taken by the Government.

Source: http://164.100.47.190/loksabhaquestions/annex/10/AU586.pdf
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Disability Pension for soldiers during the 6th CPC and under the 7th CPC: Details given in Lok Sabha

Disability Pension for soldiers during the 6th CPC and under the 7th CPC: Details given in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 544
ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016

Disability Pension of Soldiers

BALKA SUMAN
R. VANAROJA
PREM SINGH CHANDUMAJRA
SRINIVAS KESINENI

Will the Minister of
DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has decreased / reviewed the disability pay / pension of soldiers and war veterans;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the disability pay-scale for soldiers during the Sixth Central Pay Commission and under the Seventh Central Pay Commission;

(c) whether the Government proposes to abolish percentage based disability pension regime and restore the earlier slab based system and if so, the details thereof;

(d) whether there is no separate category for disability pension due to war injury and if so, the details thereof; and

(e) whether there has been anomalies in determining the disability pension for defence personnel under the Seventh Central Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof and corrective measures taken in this regard?

ANSWER



MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a) to (e): Disability element of disability pension is payable for disability in other than war or war like situation whereas war injury element is payable for disability in war or war like situation. With effect from 01.01.2006, the disability element is paid based on 30% of last emoluments drawn for 100% disability which is reduced pro-rata for lower percentages of disability.

The war injury element is paid at 60% and 100% of last drawn emoluments for 100% disability for discharged and invalided out pensioners respectively, which is reduced pro-rata for lower percentages of disability. The service element / service pension is paid in addition to Disability / War injury element.

7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) has recommended slab system for disability element for Defence Forces Personnel. However, for civil side, the 6th CPC dispensation of calculation of disability element on percentage basis continues which has resulted in an anomalous situation. The issue has accordingly been referred to the Anomaly Committee.

Source: http://164.100.47.190/loksabhaquestions/annex/10/AU544.pdf
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Abolition of Overtime Allowance in 7th Pay Commission: Fin Min's statement in Lok Sabha

Abolition of Overtime Allowance in 7th Pay Commission: Fin Min's statement in Lok Sabha


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 492
ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016

Abolition of Overtime Allowance

G. HARI
Will the Minister of
FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the expenditure on overtime allowance provided to Government employees had increased from Rs.797 crore to Rs.1629 crore during 2012-13 and if so, the details thereof; and

(b) whether the Government is considering to abolish overtime allowance in Government offices and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE (EXPENDITURE)
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)

(a) Yes Sir. The expenditure of Rs.796.90 crore in 2006-07 was excluding the expenditure on overtime allowance in respect of employees of Union Territories whereas the expenditure of Rs. 1629.02 crore during year 2012-13 is including the expenditure in respect of employees of Union Territories.

(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission has recommended to abolish OTA (except for operational staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions) and in case the Government decides to continue with OTA for those categories of staff for which it is not a statutory requirement, then the rates of OTA for such staff should be increased by 50 percent from their current levels. Recommendation of the 7th CPC on allowances are yet to be finalised.

Source: http://164.100.47.190/loksabhaquestions/annex/10/AU492.pdf
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