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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Child Care Leave - recommendations of the 7th CPC

Child Care Leave - recommendations of the 7th CPC
Dated: August 4, 2017
The Secretary(DoP&T),
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Child Care Leave - recommendations of the 7th CPC

It may please be recalled that, the 6th CPC, accepting the consistent demand of the Staff Side for grant of Child Care Leave to Women Central Government Employees, had recommended maximum two years CCL for women government employees for taking care of maximum two children, as a welfare measure the women government employee for taking care of maximum two children as a welfare measure. Women government employees were availing this specific leave for taking care of their children with 100% salary for a maximum period of two years, owing to certain difficulties having being experienced by the employer, certain conditions were subsequently laid down to avail CCL by women government employees.

One of the subsequently introduced conditions was that, they can avail their leave in maximum 3 spell during in a calendar year. While 7th CPC has duly acknowledged the requirement of CCL for women government employees as well as single male employees and recommended that the practice should continue as hitherto, additionally entitling single male employee to avail the same, but unfortunately, imposed another new condition that, although for the first 365 CCL 100% salary would be payable. However, for subsequent 365 days only 80% of their salary to be paid.

It may be appreciated that, provision of CCL to women government employees with the sole motto of taking care of their children, particularly at the time the children are in grave need of the same, a welfare measure at the same was being granted with 100% salary before the report of the 7th CPC came in the effect.

Therefore, imposition of the condition of 80% salary payable in the 2nd spell of 365 days is grossly unjustified and uncalled for and would result in withdrawal of a well acknowledged welfare measure.

It is, therefore, requested that the issue may be looked into in the light of the foregoing the earlier practice of payment of 100% salary of the entire 2 years may please be restored as a noble employer.
Comradely yours
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
Source : NCJCM

Dr Jitendra Singh administers the New India Pledge to DoPT employees

Dr Jitendra Singh administers the New India Pledge to DoPT employees

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh administered the New India Pledge 'Sankalp se Siddhi' to the employees of the Department of Personnel & Training on the occasion of Commemoration of 75th Anniversary of the Quit India Movement, here today. The pledge commits to create a New India that is strong, prosperous and inclusive; an India that will make our freedom fighters proud.

On the occasion, presentations were made by Joint Secretary, DoPT, Shri Devesh Chaturvedi on Strategy for Anti-Corruption: Initiatives taken by the Government of India and OSD, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Akshay Rout on Swachh Bharat Mission.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Jitendra Singh said it's a unique privilege for us all to be part of the 75th Anniversary of the Quit India Movement. He said that the rapid pace of events unfolded from 1942 to 1947, beginning with the Quit India Movement and resulting in India's Independence five years later. Let us pledge to carry on with the same spirit in the next five years to drive out poverty, corruption, terrorism, communalism, casteism and build a Clean and New India by 2022 when the country will mark its 75th Anniversary of Independence, he added.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said the Government has lived up to its commitments by acting against corruption and creating a work friendly atmosphere. This day marks our rededication to our commitments, he added.

Click here for DoPT Presentation on Strategy for Anti-Corruption
Click here for Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Presentation on Swachh Bharat Mission


Equal pay for equal work in CPSUs

"Equal pay for equal work in CPSUs"

Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) are under the administrative control of their respective Ministries / Departments and CPSEs are required to follow the various statutory provisions / Court orders / Government instructions including instructions on wage related issues of various categories of employees, wherever applicable. However, the responsibility to monitor the implementation of above said statutory provisions / court orders / Government instructions vests with the Board of CPSEs and the concerned administrative Ministry / Department. As such, no centralized information in this regard is maintained by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) and accordingly no status report on implementation of Supreme Court verdict on equal pay for equal work with reference to the contractual and temporary employees in CPSEs is also maintained in Department of Public Enterprises.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Babul Supriyo in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.


Married daughter to get family pension during pendency of divorce case

Married daughter to get family pension during pendency of divorce case

New Delhi: The married daughter of a central government employee, who is no more, will get family pension even during the pendency of a divorce case, the Centre has said.

Existing rules allow divorced daughters to get family pension only if a decree of divorce had been issued by the competent court during the life time of at least one of the parents.

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has recently changed rules to help such women facing divorce cases in court.

The decision comes as the government was receiving grievances from various quarters that the divorce proceedings take years before attaining finality.

There are many cases in which the divorce proceedings of the daughter of a government employee/pensioner had been instituted in the competent court during the life time of one or both of the parents but none of them was alive by the time the decree of divorce was granted by the competent authority, the ministry said.
"The matter has been examined in this department in consultation with Department of Expenditure and it has been decided to grant family pension to a divorced daughter in such cases where the divorce proceedings had been filed in a competent court during the life-time of the employee/pensioner or his/her spouse but divorce took place after their death," the ministry said.

However, the grant of family pension will be subjected to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria as well, it added.

Family pension is given to a spouse of a dead government servant or to dependent children.


NFIR congratulates Running staff for pay hike of Running Staff by 14.29%

NFIR congratulates Running staff for pay hike of Running Staff by 14.29%

No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/RB-Part I
Dated: 08/08/2017
The General Secretaries of
Zonal Unions ofNFIR


Congratulations to the Running Staff

Sub: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC - Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff (@ 14.29%)-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/RB dated 04/08/2016, 23/08/2016 & 13/09/2016.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A) II- 2015/RS-25 dated 14/09/2016 addressed to GS/NFIR.

Federation feels happy to report that the Ministry of Finance has cleared the proposal sent by the Ministry of Railways as a result of NFIR's representations vide letters dated 04/08/2016, 23/08/2016 &.13/09/2016 for hiking the pay of Running Staff by 14.29% in accordance with the MoF's Resolution dated 25th July 2016. It has since been ascertained that the Railway Board has already started the process for issuing orders for hiking the pay of Running Staff by 14.29%.

Federation hopes that orders in this regard will be issued by the Board shortly.
Yours fraternally,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source : NFIR

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