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.