Tuesday, August 30, 2016

1)Do Participate in the 2nd September strike and feel proud.
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2)Grant of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) and non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus) in case of Central Government employees for the accounting year 2014-15- enhancement of the calculation ceiling- Regarding

1)Trade unions refuse to call off 2 September strikeTrade unions reject the request to call off the strike saying that the government has failed to address their  charter of demands

2)Government may relax ‘creamy layer’ norms for OBC reservation

The Social Justice Ministry is working on a proposal to raise the annual income ceiling of OBCs to Rs 8 lakh, according to official sources.Click here to  view

7th Pay Commission latest news: Aggrieved central govt employees pin hope in meeting between Committee of Secretaries and NJAC on Sept 1

Committee of Secretaries will hold their second meeting regarding the resolution of anomalies in the implementation of 7th Pay Commission. The meeting is scheduled on September 1.

The leading employee union, National Joint Council of Action, headed by Shiv Gopal Mishra, has been invited in the meeting. Aggrieved central government employees pin their hope in the outcome of the meeting. However, many among them have turned increasingly pessimistic, after reports floated earlier in the week stating that the government would not be increasing the minimum salary which has been fixed as Rs 18,000.

Shiv Gopal Mishra is expected to pitch the demands of the government employees before the high-powered committee. As of now, it is not clear whether government would pitch for a compromise with the union. However, the committee members are scheduled to hear the grievances of the employees as raised by the Unions.

One of the foremost demands raised by NJAC is that the government should use 3.68 fitment factor, instead of 2.57 in calculating the minimum salary, as well as the hike in allowances. The minimum salary of government employees as per 6th Pay Commission was Rs 7,000. This was increased by the Justice AK Mathur led panel to Rs 18,000, using the 2.57 fitment factor. If the 3.68 fitment factor would be applied, the entry-level pay would be hiked to Rs 26,000.

The 7th Pay Commission report prepared by Justice (Retd) AK Mathur had suggested the abolition of 51 out of the 194 existing allowances. A total of 27 allowances were subsumed.

Apart from the civilian employees, the armed forces have also marked their objection as the pay panel has refrained from incorporating their demand related to the creation of a uniform pay matrix.

The Defence Pay Matrix has only 24 pay levels, on the other hand, their bureaucratic counterparts enjoy 40 pay levels. Due to this, the armed forces personnel receive less opportunity of salary hikes. Their income gets stagnated at certain points, and even after retirement, they end up drawing Rs 20,000 less as pension, as compared to their civilian counterpart. Similarly, the demand to include Tier-II employees among beneficiaries in the technical allowance has not been paid heed.

The all-important meeting scheduled by the government comes a day before the pan-India strike called by several employee unions across organized sectors against the recommendations of the 7th pay commission.

Source: http://www.india.com/news/india/7th-pay-commission-latest-news-aggrieved-central-govt-employees-pin-hope-in-meeting-between-committee-of-secretaries-and-njac-on-sept-1-1439360/

RBI employees to join Sep 2 industrial strike

Kolkata, Aug 29 (PTI) Reserve Bank of India workers and employees have decided to join the September 2 nationwide day-long strike called by central trade unions.

All India Reserve Bank Employees' Association (AIRBEA) and All India Reserve Bank Workers' Federation in a joint statement said: "Reserve Bank employees all over the country will participate in September 2 industrial strike in support of the demands of the country's working class." 

On March 30, central trade unions including INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, among others, had given a call for a day-long nationwide strike on September 2 to protest against the Modi government's "unilateral labour reforms and anti-worker policies".

Nearly 5 lakh other bank union workers and officers are set to join the strike.

AIRBEA general secretary Samir Ghosh said the strike will be a total success as RBI officers are in moral support for the cause and are likely to abstain from work.

Ghosh also highlighted several demands and concerns of RBI as a reason for joining the strike.

"Many important works of RBI have been outsourced or eliminated like public debt management. RBI's powers to decide country's monetary policy, which was its exclusive preserve since inception is being abrogated by the mechanism of a Monetary Policy Committee where government will hold sway," he said.


In the name of recapitalisation of banks suffering from huge bad debt to corporates, government plans to drain out RBI Reserve Fund of Rs 2 lakh crore overriding RBI objections and crippling RBI financially, he claimed.

Grant of Productivity Linked Bonus PLB & Non Productivity Linked Bonus(Ad- hoc Bonus) in case of Central Government employees for the acvounting year 2014- 2015 - enhancement of calculation ceiling - Reg.

Monday, August 29, 2016



Government may relax ‘creamy layer’ norms for OBC reservation

The Social Justice Ministry is working on a proposal to raise the annual income ceiling of OBCs to Rs 8 lakh, according to official sources.Click here to  view

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Joint platform of Central Trade Unions announces All India General Strike on 2nd September 2016 demanding consideration of 12 Points Charter of Demands

2016 September 2nd General Strike 12 Point Charter of Demands of Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions submitted to government:
PART – A
  1. Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
  2. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
  3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.
  4. Universal social security cover for all workers.
  5. Minimum wage of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation (for unskilled worker).
  6. Assured enhanced pension not less than 3000 p.m for the entire working population (including unorganized sector workers).
  7. Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/state public sector undertakings.
  8. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent/perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as that of regular workers for the same and similar work.
  9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund and increase in quantum of gratuity.
  10. Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO conventions C-87 and C-98.
  11. No FDI in Railways, Defence and other strategic sectors.
  12. No unilateral amendment to labour laws.
PART – B
Demand of the Central Govt. Employees
  1. Avoid delay in implementing the assurances given by Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30thJune 2016, especially increase in minimum pay a fitment formula. Implement the assurance in a time bound manner.
  2. Settle issues raised by the NJCA, regarding modifications of the 7th CPC recommendations, submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.
  3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant Pension/Family Pension to all Central Government employees under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
  4. No privatization, outsourcing, contractorisation of Government functions.
  5. (i) Treat Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants and extend all benefits on pay, pension and allowances of departmental employees. (ii) Regularise casual, contract, contingent and daily rated workers and grant equal pay and other benefits.
  6. Fill up all vacant posts by special recruitment. Lift ban on creation of new posts.
  7. Remove ceiling on compassionate appointments.
  8. Extend benefit of Bonus Act amendment 2015 on enhancement of payment ceiling to the Adhoc bonus/PLB of Central Govt. employees with effect from the financial years 2014-15. Ensure payment of revised bonus before Pooja holidays.
  9. Revive JCM functioning at all levels.

Promotion and Posting of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of the service

1.Ms. T.M. Sreelatha (lPoS:1996) DPS (Mails & BD), AP Circle  is promoted to SAG and posted as PMG, Vishakhapatnam Region, Andhra Pradesh Circle Against vacant post.

2. Ms. Radhika Chakravarthy (lPoS - 1996) DPS(HQ), AP Circle is promoted to SAG and posted as PMG, Chennai, TN Circle Against vacant post. 

Click here to view the Postal Directorate order dated 26.08.2016 on the above subject matter.

Extension of benefits of "Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity" to the Central Government Employees covered by new Defined Contribution Pension System (National Pension System)

Promotion and Postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the Service and transfers / postings of regular HAG officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Postal cover, coin, statue to mark Mother Teresa's sainthood 
Press Trust of India | Kolkata August 23, 2016
To mark Mother Teresa's sainthood ceremony in Vatican on September 4, a postal cover, coin and statue will be dedicated to the late Roman Catholic nun. 
Made of pure silk, India Post will release a special postal and numismatic cover of Mother Teresa, the first of its kind, on September 2.
"A five-rupee commemorative coin issued by the Indian government in 2010 to mark the centenary birth celebrations of the legend will be engraved on the cover. This is a special feature as it combines the two collectible items of coins and stamps," eminent philatelist Alok K Goyal, who designed the stamps, said. 
The collectors' item will be released in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. 
Besides this, the Republic of Macedonia, where Teresa was born in 1910, has also announced to release a special gold-plated silver coin on the Nobel laureate. 
The coin will have a face value of 100 Macedonian Denars and will be released next month. 
Up to 5,000 pieces of the coin will be minted for the global market out of which 50 will be made available for the Indian market, said Goyal, an international dealer in unusual stamps and coins. 
At the centre of the coin is a statue of Mother Teresa dressed in her trademark plain white sari with three blue stripes along its border. 
The coin also has the image of a clematis flower known as "Matka Teresa" (Mother Teresa) bred by Stefan Franczak, Polish Jesuit monk. 
It also carries the Latin inscription "Sancta Teresia de Calcutta" (Saint Teresa of Calcutta).
"We are hoping that this coin will be a hit not only in the Indian market but all over the world as she has her fans in every corner," Goyal, who represents the International Coin House in India, said. 
In Kolkata, where Mother Teresa had worked all her life and established the Missionaries of Charity, a life-size bronze statue of her will be installed at the Bishop House next to the statue of Pope John Paul II this Thursday, on the eve of her birth anniversary. 
Built by Church Art, a Kolkata-based firm engaged in making various works of art, the 5.5 feet long statue is made of bronze imported from Italy. 
The statue has been donated by Namit Bajoria, Designate Honorary Consul of the Republic of Macedonia in Kolkata. 
Teresa was born in Skopje, the capital city of Republic of Macedonia, before she left her parental home as an 18-year-old to join the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish Community of nuns with missions in India. 
For over 40 years, she served the poorest of the poor and disabled on the streets of Kolkata. For her services, she received 124 awards and distinctions, including the Nobel Peace Prize and the Bharat Ratna.
At a gala ceremony on September 4, she will be declared a saint by the Church which has recognised two miracles she was said to have carried out after her death in 1997. 
The government of Macedonia has also announced that they will mark the declaration of Mother Teresa as a saint with several events.
Source : http://www.business-standard.com
2)Instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet – Dopt Orders on 23.8.2016

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Clarification on Children Education Allowance (CEA) – Dopt orders on 22.8.2016Click here to  view

Training period will be taken into count for MACP promotion - This was taken up by the GS NAPE Gr-c only