Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Hunger fast on 28/10/2015
FNPO affiliated union  NUGDS decided to go on a day long hunger strike on 28/10/2015 in front  of Circle office across the nation demanding
a) Inclusion of GDS issues in the terms of reference of seventh CPC
b) Grant of civil servant status to GDS.
Clcik the above link to the letters.
SG FNPO requested to all affiliated unions circle secretaries  to cooperate with NUGDS colleagues to organize the hunger strike and make the programme success.

CABINET APPROVES BONUS CALCULATION CEILING TO RS 7,000/-

                  The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to double the wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers and establishments with 20 or more workers.

         “The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to enhance the monthly bonus calculation ceiling to Rs 7,000 per month from existing Rs. 3,500 was approved by Union Cabinet here,” a source said after the Cabinet meeting.

            The amendment bill will be made effective from April 1, 2015. Now the bill will be tabled in Parliament for approval.

                The bill also seeks to enhance the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of an employee from Rs. 10,000 per month to Rs. 21,000.

             The Payment of Bonus Act 1965 is applicable to every factory and other establishment in which 20 or more persons are employed on any day during an accounting year.

         The bill also provides for a new proviso in Section 12 which empowers the central government to vary the basis of computing bonus.

             At present, under Section 12, where the salary or wage of an employee exceeds Rs. 3,500 per month, the minimum or maximum bonus payable to employees are calculated as if his salary or wage were Rs. 3,500 per month.

           The last amendment to both the eligibility limit and the calculation ceilings under the said Act was carried out in 2007 and was made effective from April 1, 2006.

No interviews for non-gazetted government jobs:

There will be no more interviews for non-gazetted government posts for lower posts from 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced.
There will be no more interviews for non-gazetted government posts for lower posts from 2016, Prime Minister Modi announced on Sunday.
Making the announcement Modi in his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat" sought to remind listeners about his Independence Day address, when he had said that interviews should be done away with for lower posts.
"The process is almost complete... There will be no interviews for non-gazetted government jobs for group D, C, and B," Modi said.
"It will be implemented from January 1, 2016. We did not want to stop the ongoing process," he said