Saturday, February 27, 2016

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7th CPC Latest News : BPMS Protest for Minimum Pay 24000 and Fitment formula 3.42

7th CPC Latest News : BPMS Protest for Minimum Pay 24000 and Fitment formula 3.42

BPMS circular for agitation programme from 01.03.2016 to 05.03.2016

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222
MOBILE: 09415733686, 09235729390, 09335621629, WEB : www.bpms.org.in


REF: BPMS/20/CIR/2015
Dated: 19.02.2016
To,
The President/ General Secretary
Unions Affiliated to Federation

Subject: Agitation Programme from 01 March, 2016 to 05 March, 2016.

Sadar Namaskar
I hope this letter will find to all of you in good health and high spirit and busy in accelerating trade union activities. The meeting of office bearers of BPMS was conducted on dated: 11th and 12th February, 2016. In this meeting the recommendations of 7th CPC was discussed specially. As all of you know that 7th CPC submitted its recommendations to Honorable Finance Minister of Govt. of India on 19.11.2015. After analyzing the recommendations of 7th CPC, BPMS wrote a letter to Govt of India addressing anomalies in recommendations along with conducting a National level protest day on the call of GENC. We met Dr Jitendra Singh/Minister of DoP&T and Prime Minister Office at his office situated in Parliament and discussed the issues and submitted a memorandum. Honorable Minister assured the representatives of GENC and BPMS that all necessary action would be taken at the earliest and a meeting would be fixed with Honorable Finance Minister. But it is matter of concern that the federation has not been apprised about the action taken till date.

Therefore, it was decided in the meeting of office bearers to conduct agitation programmes of gate meetings, sit in, wearing black badges in their respective establishments from 01 March 2016 to 05 March 2016. On 04 March 2016 ‘Dharna’ will be performed and on the last day a memorandum will be presented to the Head of Establishment addressing Honorable Prime Minister and its photocopy should be sent to BMS office and BPMS office.

The demands are as follows-

1. Minimum Pay should be fixed 24000/- rupees in place of 18000/-.
2. The fitment formula should be 3.42 in place of 2.57
3. The ratio of minimum Pay and maximum Pay should be 1:10.
4. Annual increment should be 5% in place of 3%.
5. Five financial upgradations should be granted within the period of 30 years of Service under MACP scheme.
6. Pay Scales of Group ‘C’ employees should be merged and upgraded. Grade Pay 1900 and Grade Pay 2000 should be merged and upgraded to 2400 and Grade Pay 2400 and Grade Pay 2800 should be merged and upgraded to Grade Pay 2800.
7. Risk Allowance, Washing Allowance, Family Planning Allowance should be continued.
8. HRA should be granted at the rate of 15%, 25% and 35%.
9. Minimum two increments should be granted at Promotion.
10.Interest free Advances should be continued.
11.OTA is being granted to the employees posted in offices, directorates etc at the rate of 12 rupees per hour (on the pay scales of 4th CPC). OTA should be granted on the Pay Scales of 7th CPC.
12.Old Pension Scheme should be restored in place of NPS.
13.The employees covered under NPS scheme should be benefited with gratuity.
14.Commuted Pension should be restored on 12th year in place of 15th year.
15.CCL related to women employees should not be reduced.
16.There should not be any educational criteria (High School passed) for grant of compassionate ground appointment.
17.Benefits of 7th CPC should be granted to Centre, State and autonomous body employees equally.
18.Since amendment in Bonus Act has retrospective effect and implemented since 2014, the arrear of 2014-2015 should be granted without any delay.
19.All the employees should be granted Night Duty Allowance without any ceiling.
20.In Ordnance Factories all Piece work employees should be paid OTA (Between 44¾ and 48 hours) on their actual Pay instead of minimum Pay.
21.The employees having equal qualification and same nature of work should be granted equal pay in all ministries.
22.Examiners working in Quality control department in OFB should be granted Incentive Bonus.
23.According to 7th CPC recommendations, civilian employees retiring on same Post or same pay scale should be granted equal Pension.
24.Wards of employees died in harness are unable to find a Job due to 5% ceiling in compassionate appointment. Therefore, waiting dependants should be granted one time relaxation in compassionate appointment.
25.The employees of DRDO should be granted the benefit of PRIS.

Thanking you.

Brotherly yours
(M P Singh)
General Secretary

Copy to:
1. The General Secretary BMS, New Delhi
2. The Secretary GeneralGENC, Naveen Market, Kanpur

Source: BPMS

NFPE, CHQ writes to the Secretary (Posts) for introducing 5 days week in postal operative offices

All post offices to be computerized by 2017

Over 1.55 lakh post offices in the country would be computerised by next year with an outlay of Rs 4,909 crore under the IT Modernisation Project of the Department of Posts.

"At present, the project is at implementation stage and is likely to be completed by 2017," the Economic Survey 2015-16 tabled in Parliament on Friday said.

The project involves computerisation and networking of all post offices.

Besides, it envisages networking and computerisation of all mail offices, accounts offices and administrative offices in the country, including approximately 1,30,000 branch post offices in rural areas run by 'gramin dak sevaks'.

A total of 27,736 departmental post offices, including mail offices and administrative offices, have been networked and connected to a data centre, the survey said.

"It is the largest single organisation WAN (wide area network) in the country. A data centre has been established at Navi Mumbai and has been functioning since April 2013, while a disaster recovery centre has been operationalised in May 2015," it said.

India Posts is the largest postal network in the world and provides access to affordable services to all citizens in the country through its vast network. Out of 1.55 lakh post offices, 1.39 lakh are in rural areas and the remaining 15,736 in urban areas.

Under the project, Core Banking Services have been rolled out in 16,461 post offices and ATMs have been installed in 430 locations.

Core Insurance Solution (CIS-PLI) has been rolled out in 25,406 post offices. The Department of Posts has also launched pilot project of Rural information and communication technology (ICT) in Rajasthan, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh on December 28, 2015.

The DoP plays a crucial role in disbursing wages to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) beneficiaries. Nearly 6.92 crore MGNREGS accounts have been opened in post offices up to December 2015, the survey said.
"Towards financial inclusion, the number of post office savings bank (POSB) accounts has increased from 30.86 crore to 33.97 crore," it said.

Total deposits in these accounts and cash certificates stood at Rs 6.53 lakh crore, the survey added.

More than 80 lakh Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana accounts have been opened with a cumulative investment of more than Rs 2,900 crore since the launch of the scheme on January 22, 2015.

Apart from this, more than 1.84 crore kisan vikas patras have been sold, attracting an investment of more than Rs 16,429 crore since launch on November 18, 2014, the survey said

Overwhelming response to postal delivery of ‘mahamaham’ prasadam

As many as 13,000 people had registered their names for getting the ‘Mahamaham’ prasadam (holy articles) by post. The India Post will accept bookings for the ‘prasadam’ till February 29, said Suvendu Swain, Postmaster General, Central Region, Tamil Nadu.

In a release here on Wednesday, he said the holy articles would contain holy waters (Mahamaham Theertham), ‘Viboothi’ and ‘Kumkum’ of 12 Saivite and 5 Vaisnavite temples – associated with the festival, sugar candies, and a book on the temples dedicated to Sri Aadhi Kumbeswarar, Sri Banapureeswarar, Sri Sarangapani, Sri Kasi Viswanathar, Sri Aadhi Kambatta Viswanathar, Sri Chakrapani, Sri Nageswarar, Sri Ekambareswarar, Sri Ramasamy, Sri Someswarar, Sri Kodeeswarar, Sri Rajagopalaswamy, Sri Gowthameswarar, Sri Kalahastheeswarar Sri Adhi Varagaperumal, Sri Abimukeswarar, and Sri Amirthakalasanathan.

Devotees can register their names furnishing the details such as postal address and contact number for receiving it. The registration can be effected by remitting Rs. 150 at the post office with e-payment facility across the country.

Details can be had by calling 04352420411, 2421710 or 2421296, the release added.

Source: thehindu.com

Finacle Menu for SB Voucher Checking Report - HFTR

Finacle Menu for SB Voucher Checking Report - HFTR 

Here we can take report for Deposit / Withdrawals for particular amount and particular period
Eg.  Take

STEP 1:

In Production Server - Go to HFTR Menu and enter the following details(screen shot of this menu is attached) 
Sol Set ID - MandatoryA/c Sol ID - MandatoryTransaction type - Select - C/NP (Cash/ Normal payment)Part transaction type - Select - DebitTransaction amount Low - 5001 and high - 999999999Start date - eg. 29.01.2016 and end date - eg. 27.02.2016 (for one month)Filteration Cretaria - 2nd option - Select - No Intersol transactionMRT file name. - Select  - FTR01.mrtThen GO.

STEP 2:

Report will be generated (screen shot of the report is attached). Then PRINT and then OK

STEP 3:


  • Go to HPR menu and then click PRINT SCREEN and then PRINT in Landscape option (screen shot of the report is attached)
  • There is no option to save the report.
By this menu, we can take Monthly/Office wise above Rs.5000/- withdrawals and this report does not include Bank/Customer induced transaction and Other sol transaction.

Economic Survey: Wage hikes under 7th Pay Commission unlikely to affect inflation

The Survey noted expected wage bill (including railways) will go up by around 52% under the Seventh Pay Commission vis-a-vis 70% under the 6th pay commission

The hike in wages under the Seventh Pay Commission is unlikely to destabilise prices and will have little impact on inflation, the Economic Survey said on Friday.

"For most of the current fiscal year, inflation has remained quiescent, hovering within the RBI's target range of 4-6%. But looming on the horizon is the increase in wages and benefits recommended for government workers by the Seventh Pay Commission (7th PC). If the government accepts this recommendation, would it destabilise prices and inflation expectations? Most likely, it will not," the survey, tabled in Parliament, said.

Citing example of implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission, the pre-Budget document said the Commission award barely registered on inflation despite the lumpiness of the award, owing to the grant of arrears.

"If the 6th Pay Commission award barely registered, the 7th Pay Commission is unlikely to either, given the relative magnitudes, even if fully implemented," it said.

The Survey noted expected wage bill (including railways) will go up by around 52% under the Seventh Pay Commission vis-a-vis 70% under the 6th pay commission. Elaborating further on impact of implementation of pay commission on inflation, the Survey said in principle, inflation reflects the degree to which aggregate demand exceeds aggregate supply and pay awards determine only one small part of aggregate demand.

"Since the government remains committed to reducing the fiscal deficit, the pressure on prices will diminish, notwithstanding the wage increase," it added. Besides, pre-Budget Survey said theory does suggest that a sharp increase in public sector wages could affect inflation if it spilt over into private sector wages and hence private sector demand.

"But currently this channel is muted, since there is considerable slack in the private sector labour market, as evident in the softness of rural wages," it said. The 7th Pay Commission has recommended a 23.55% hike in salary, allowances and pension, involving an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore, to central government employees and pensioners.

The Pay Commission recommendations, when implemented, would have bearing on remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners. Subject to acceptance by the government, the recommendations will take effect from January 1, 2016.

ATM by Department of Posts inaugurated at Mettupalayam Post Office on 26.02.2016

The second ATM in Tirupur Division by Department of Posts in the Service of the Public has been inaugurated at Mettupalayam Post Office on 26.02.2016 at 1000 hrs.

The Department of Posts plans to set up 1000 ATMs at important Post offices all over India within March 2016. Out of this, 86 ATM locations are planned in Tamilnadu Postal Circle. In Western Region, already _5_ ATMs are functioning at HPOs of Coimbatore, Erode, Salem East and Tirupur Divisions.

Core Banking Solution (CBS) is networking all the Post Offices which enables customers to operate their accounts and avail Account related services from any Post Offices on CBS regardless of where he / she maintains his / her account. This project will bring in facilities of ATM banking, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking and Phone banking to the Post Office Savings Bank customers.

As part of Core Banking, the Post Office Savings Bank ATM at Mettupalayam Head Post Office is being inaugurated on 26.02.2016 by Shri.D.Satheesh Kumar, Chariman, Mettupalayam Municipality in the presence of Shri.E.R.Palanisamy, Superintendent of Post Offices, Tirupur Division.This is the second India Post ATM in this Division to be dedicated to the nation.

The features of India Post ATM are:

1. The Department of Posts will issue ATM cards free of cost.
2. Instant ATM cards will be issued at the Post Offices.
3. The service will be available only for Post Office account holders.
4. Customers bearing Savings account at the respective PO and having minimum balance of Rs. 50 /- can apply for ATM card.
5. Customers can withdraw maximum of Rs. 25000 /- per day and Rs. 10000 /- per transaction.
6. By having ATM card, the customer need not wait at the counter for making withdrawals. Card Holders can transact from any DoP ATMs in the country.
7. Fund transfer facility within DoP accounts is available.
8. The service will be available for 6 working days (Monday to Saturday) from 0800 AM to 0800 PM. In due course, it will enable POSB customers to perform transactions 24 x 7 and to transfer money from their account to any bank account.

It is expected that the IT Modernisation project will help the department to achieve a wider reach among the Indian Population through increased customer interaction channels.

Government is ready to implement 7th Pay Commission report- Economic Survey favours implementation

New Delhi: The hike in wages under the Seventh Pay Commission is unlikely to destabilise prices and will have little impact on inflation, the Economic Survey said. It also says that government is ready to pay salary to central government employees as recommended by 7th Pay Commission report.

“For most of the current fiscal year, inflation has remained quiescent, hovering within the RBI’s target range of 4-6 percent. But looming on the horizon is the increase in wages and benefits recommended for government workers by the Seventh Pay Commission (7th PC). 

“If the government accepts this recommendation, would it destabilise prices and inflation expectations? Most likely, it will not,” the survey, tabled in Parliament, said. 

Citing example of implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission, the pre-Budget document said the Commission award barely registered on inflation despite the lumpiness of the award, owing to the grant of arrears. 

“If the 6th Pay Commission award barely registered, the 7th Pay Commission is unlikely to either, given the relative magnitudes, even if fully implemented,” it said. 

The Survey noted expected wage bill (including railways) will go up by around 52 per cent under the Seventh Pay Commission vis-a-vis 70 percent under the 6th pay commission. 

Elaborating further on impact of implementation of pay commission on inflation, the Survey said in principle, inflation reflects the degree to which aggregate demand exceeds aggregate supply and pay awards determine only one small part of aggregate demand. 

“Since the government remains committed to reducing the fiscal deficit, the pressure on prices will diminish, notwithstanding the wage increase,” it added. 

Besides, pre-Budget Survey said theory does suggest that a sharp increase in public sector wages could affect inflation if it spilt over into private sector wages and hence private sector demand. 

“But currently this channel is muted, since there is considerable slack in the private sector labour market, as evident in the softness of rural wages,” it said. 

The 7th Pay Commission has recommended a 23.55 percent hike in salary, allowances and pension, involving an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore, to central government employees and pensioners. 

The Pay Commission recommendations, when implemented, would have bearing on remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners. Subject to acceptance by the government, the recommendations will take effect from January 1, 2016.

PTI

OROP Scheme- Lok Sabha Q&A (26/02/2015)

OROP Scheme

Detailed instructions along with OROP tables on implementation of OROP have been issued on 3.2.2016. Considering the requirement for implementation of “One Rank One Pension”, the expenditure ceiling for Defence Pensions in BE 2016-2017 has been increased from Rs.69,876 crores to Rs.82,332.66 crores. Government has received representations from various Ex-Servicemen Associations and beneficiaries regarding anomalies and their dissatisfaction with the order of OROP scheme.
One member Judicial Committee has been appointed on 14.12.2015 to look into the anomalies arising out of implementation of OROP. The Judicial Committee will submit its report in six months.
The following instructions have been issued to Pension Disbursing Agencies(PDAs) for effective implementation of OROP:
  1. The arrears on account of revision of pension from 01.07.2014 be paid in four equal half yearly instalments. However, family pensioners including those in receipt of Special/Liberalized family pension and all Gallantry award winners shall be paid arrears in one instalment.
  2. Any required information, if not available in record may be referred to Pension Sanctioning Authority(PSA) concerned who will provide the requisite information from the available records within 15 days to the PDAs.
  3. In case of any doubt, PDA may immediately take up the matter with nodal officers of respective PSAs, the details of which shall be notified by Pr. CDA(P) Allahabad in their implementation instructions.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Devajibhai G Fatepara and others in Lok Sabha