Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Defering the Indefinite Strike


NJCA New Delhi decides to defer the indefinite strike from 11.07.2016 on the basis of the assurance given by the Finance Minister through press statement. A committee has been formed to submit its report within 4 months.

Railway unions defer nationwide strike by four months

Indian Railways workers' unions on Wednesday deferred their indefinite nationwide strike that was to come into effect beginning July 11 for a period of four months. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) here after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promised to take a fresh look at the demands.

"The strike has been postponed for four months based on a decision taken by the NJCA in its meeting held today. Finance Minister Jaitley has promised a committee that will be formed to look at the specific justified demands of the unions. We have also been promised the government will make an announcement for this," said S N Malik, press secretary at National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR).

NFIR and All India Railwaymen Federation claim to represent more than 90 per cent of Indian Railways' 1.3 million workforce. The decision to defer the strike comes days after the government warned the employees of severe consequences, including fines, imprisonment and sacking, if they join the 11 July strike.

The rail ministry had in a letter to the heads of zonal railway units last week warned of steps that could be taken immediately in view of the strike. Today's decision also comes on the backdrop of media reports on how one of the two unions may refuse to participate. "We have asked for written confirmation from the centre on the promise of a fresh look at three demands related to the seventh pay commission anomalies, the New Pension Scheme (NPS) and increasing the minimum wage to Rs 23,000 per month from Rs 18,000 proposed by the pay panel for workers," Malik said.

The unions had last month expanded the scope of their protest by including a key reform initiative of the rail ministry in their agenda -- the award of Rs 40,000 crore contracts for new locomotive factories to foreign firms GE and Alstom.The unions were demanding improving the minimum wage to around Rs 26,000 and rejecting all the "retrograde" recommendations of the pay panel. Another major demand is to restore the Old Pension Scheme for railway workers in view of harsh working conditions.

Today's decision to defer the strike also follows a joint meeting of the union leaders with Jaitley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 30 June where it was decided that the issue of minimum wage will be referred to a committee for examination. The unions had then decided to meet again to take a final call on strike.

The unions are also demanding scrapping the report of the Bibek Debroy committee on mobilization of resources for railways submitted last year and withdrawing the notification that allowed FDI to flow into the rail sector. Unions allege the government has not looked at their demand for exemption from the NPS favorably despite letters written by former Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge and the current Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to the finance minister.

Seventh Pay Commission: Pay scales and other recommendations of the 7th CPC would be considered by a High Level Committee - PIB News

Seventh Pay Commission: Pay scales and other recommendations of the 7th CPC would be considered by a High Level Committee - PIB News

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
06-July-2016 20:50 IST


Government assures Representatives of Unions representing employees of the Central Government that the issues raised by them relating to the pay scales and other recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission would be considered by a High Level Committee 

Representatives of Unions representing employees of the Central Government had met the Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and the Minister for Railways Sh. Suresh Prabhu in the evening of 30th June, 2016. 

They had requested that certain issues raised by them in relation to the pay scales and other recommendations of the Pay Commission be allowed to be raised before a Committee of Secretaries looking into different aspects of grievances of employees in relation to the Pay Commission recommendations. 


The Ministers assured the Union leaders that the issues raised by them would be considered by a High Level Committee.

Police arrested four officials of Indian Postal Department for cheating Rs 42.05 lakh

Commissionerate Police arrested six persons including four officials of Indian Postal Department for cheating Rs 42.05 lakh from General Post Office (GPO), Cuttack.

The arrested are Partha Sarathi Behera, his sister Bishnupriya Behera, senior Post Master Ratikanta Swain, Deputy Post Master, GPO, Cuttack Prabhakar Pati, senior Post Master of Chandini Chowk branch post office Rama Chandra Behera and assistant Post Master, GPO, Cuttack Jyoti Raj Dash.

DCP Sanjeev Arora said Assistant Superintendent of Post Office, East Sub-division Manoj Kumar Patnaik on June 9 lodged a complaint with Mangalabag police alleging that the six persons had misappropriated Government money from GPO, Cuttack during December, 2014 to December, 2015.

During investigation, it was found that they were issued with postal cheque books with balance of Rs 1,000. Partha issued cheques to Axis Bank and Union Bank of India on 14 occasions and all the cheques were cleared by the accused postal officials who got a huge share of the embezzled money. Bishnupriya had also issued cheques which were cleared by the postal officials.

Efforts are on to recover the Government funds, Arora said.

General Provident Fund - interest at the rate of 8.1%

General Provident Fund - interest at the rate of 8.1%

General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8.1% (Eight point one per cent) w.e.f. lst July, 2016 to 30th September, 2016. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st July, 2016. 

NJCA decided to deferred proposed strike on July 11.. Details will follow

7th Pay Commission: Central Employees Strike Deferred

New Delhi: The National Joint Council Action (NJCA), a confederation of 3.3 million central government employees has deferred the nation-wide indefinite strike from July 11 , as the central goverment has formed a committee of Ministers to negotiate with union leaders on their demands including hike in minimum pay from Rs 18,000, which was recommended by the 7th Pay Commission and was approved by the cabinet on June 29.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured that the minimum pay issue is going to be referred to one of two committees.

“Since the Prime Minister has intervened and initiated the process of negotiation, the top leaders of NJCA have decided to differ from the indefinite strike which was planned from July 11 and further talks will be carried out,” 

It may be noted that the NJCA had earlier announced plans to go on nation-wide indefinite strike from July 11, followed by cabinet approval of 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The Cabinet ditto with the 7h Pay Commission recommendations, the commission recommended 23.55 per cent hike in salaries, allowances and pensions and a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay for Central government employees, the lowest in 70 years.

The cabinet has increased the minimum pay from existing Rs 7000 to Rs 18,000 while NJCA is demanding minimum pay Rs. 26,000.

“They have fixed the minimum wage at a meagre Rs. 18,000 in the 7th Pay Commission. In the 6th Pay Commission, the basic pay was Rs. 7,000. They took fitment factor 2.57. We are demanding 3.68 fitment fitment factor,” said Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary of the National Joint Council of Action.

The government has come under intense pressure on indefinite strike of central government employees and dedided to hike the minimum pay of central government employees beyond Rs 18,000.

Accordingly, Three top ministers of Union government- Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Railways Minister called NJCA leaders at Rajnath Singh’s house on June 30 and assured that the minimum pay issue is going to be referred to one of two committees that the government is setting up to rectify any anomalies in the pay commission recommendation implementation with a better and reasonable offer of pay increase and expedite the settlement at the earliest.

The decision regarding going on strike will be taken at the meeting of NJCA today but speculations were rife that the NJCA will defer the July 11 indefinite strike after government heeded to their demand of increasing minimum pay to over Rs 25,000 from Rs 18,000 fixed after considering the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The indefinite strike of NJCA will be tentatively postponed from July 11. If the negotiations with the government are fruitful, there will be no strike from July 11, top leaders of NJCA said before today’s meeting. However, a final decision will be taken only after consultations with all central government employees unions, they added.

The major Unions of the central government employees formed NJCA, of Central Government Employees (CCGE), All India Defence Employee Federation and National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Association, which had called for the indefinite strike from July 11, protesting 7th Pay Commission recommendations.



DATED – 06.07.2016


The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) met at the Staff Side office, JCM, New Delhi today at 11:30 AM as scheduled. During the discussions, the Convener received an invitation from the Honourable Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh. The following members of the NJCA met the Home Minister in a delegation.

1. Dr. M. Raghavaiah (NFIR), 2. Shiv Gopal Misra (AIRF), 3. Rakhal Dasgupta (AIRF), 4. Guman Singh (NFIR), 5. K. K. N. Kutty (Confederation), 6. C. Srikumar (AIDEF), 7. M. Krishnan (Confederation), 8. Ashok Singh (INDWF), 9. R. Srinivasan (INDWF), 10. M. S. Raja (Confederation), 11. J. R. Bhosale (AIRF), 12. Bhatnagar (NFIR), 13. R. N. Parashar (NFPE), 14. Giriraj Singh (NFPE), 15. Satish Chander (FNPO), 16. Shiv Kumar (FNPO), 17. N. Kannaiah (AIRF).


The issues in the Charter of demands were discussed with special reference to the 7th CPC related demands. The delegation brought to the notice of the Honourable Home Minister that the NJCA has not received a communication from the Government over the assurances held out on 30th June, 2016, when the NJCA delegation met the Honourable Home Minister, Finance Minister and the Railway Ministers. On 30th June 2016, the Government had assured to refer the revision of Minimum wage and fitment formula to a Committee. The Finance Minister has also clarified that the Government has taken the decision to implement the recommendation of the 7th CPC to bring about parity between the past and present pensioners. They added that such a communication in confirmation of the assurances will enable them to take a decision over the strike action which is to commence from 11th July, 2016.

The Honourable Home Minister assured the delegation that the Government will honour the assurances held out to the NJCA leaders on 30th June, 2016 and accordingly the Honourable Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitly will issue a Press Statement today, with copy to NJCA.

After receipt of the copy of the Press Communique issued by the Honourable Finance Minister, the NJCA will take a final decision.


D THEAGRAJAN
Secretary General
FNPO

Government constitutes a Committee to examine the desirability and feasibility of having a new Financial Year

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CAT quashes suspension order against IPS officer

Ahmedabad, Jul 5 (PTI) The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today quashed the state government's order suspending IPS officer R S Yadav and reducing his pay scale.

A division bench of judicial members, M Nagarajan and E K Bharat Bhushan, quashed the order.

Yadav was suspended from the post of Superintendent of Police (SP) Gandhinagar, in 2000, following a departmental inquiry after government alleged lapses on his part in investigating a case of kidnapping of a girl in April 1999.

The CAT quashed the government's year 2000 order suspending him, thereby allowing him to get financial and consequential benefits denied to him due to suspension.

The CAT observed that an inquiry and order against Yadav, who is currently serving as the commandant of the State Reserve Police (SRP) Vadodara, "suffer from cardinal infirmity".

The inquiry was not satisfactory and documents presented against him do not stand proved, it said.

The CAT said in its order that the state government can still continue to act "as deemed fit in pursuance of the charge sheet filed (against him)," but directed the government to complete all proceedings against him within six months.

Yadav was also dismissed in 2006 for failing to join as the vice-principal of Junagadh Police Training College, which was quashed by the CAT in New Delhi in 2010 paving the way for his reinstatement in the same year.

The government had also constituted a departmental inquiry against him in 2010. In 2015, government imposed penalty on him in the form of cut in his pay scale by two stages for a period of two years.

सूरज का सातवाँ घोडा बना 7वां पे कमीशन : गतिरोध और बैठकों का दौर जारी

केन्द्रीय कर्मियों के लिए 7वें वेतन आयोग की शिफारिशे जस की तस लागू करने के केन्द्र सरकार के निर्णय के विरोध में देश के लाखों कर्मचारियों के विरोध का असर अब साफ तौर पर दिखने लगा है। 11 जुलाई को विश्व की सबसे बड़ी हड़ताल के ऐलान के बाद दबाव में आई केन्द्र सरकार ने सरकारी कर्मचारियों के प्रतिनिधियों के साथ बातचीत शुरू कर दी है। गत दिवस यूनियन नेताओं से जब इस बारे में बातचीत की गई तो उन्होंने बताया कि सरकार से बातचीत जारी है और उन्होंने फिर दोहराया कि सरकार लिखित आश्वासन दे या ऑशियल नोटिफिकेशन जारी करे। यानि अभी गतिरोध बरकरार है, साथ ही इसे खत्म करने की कवायद तेज हो गई है। कर्मचारी नेता का कहना है कि बातचीत पॉजिटिव हुई है।

लेकिन उनका कहना है कि बंद कमरे की बातचीत का तब तक भरोसा नहीं किया जा सकता जब तक सरकार सार्वजनिक तौर पर इसे स्वीकार न कर ले। बैठक में वित्तमंत्री और गृहमंत्री ने की कर्मचारी नेताओं से बात की । गौर तलब है कि वेतन आयोग की सिफारिशों के खिलाफ 11 जुलाई से हड़ताल के ऐलान के अगले ही दिन वित्तमंत्री अरुण जेटली और गृहमंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने केन्द्रीय कर्मचारियों के प्रतिनिधियों को बातचीत के लिए बुलाया था। पहले दौर की बातचीत में सरकार ने न्यूनतम सैलरी बढ़ाने की उनकी मांग को एक कमेटी को सौंपने का प्रस्ताव रखा है। ऑल इंडिया रेलवे मेन्स फेडरेशन के महामंत्री शिव गोपाल मिश्रा ने बताया, सरकार ने कहा है कि एक कमेटी गठित होगी जो न्यूनतम सैलरी बढ़ाने की हमारी मांग पर विचार पर तय समय में राय देगी।

नेताओं का कहना है कि अगर सरकार न्यूनतम सैलरी बढ़ाने और नई पेंशन व्यवस्था को लेकर उनकी आशंकाओं को दूर करने के लिए लिखित आश्वासन देती है या ऑफिशियल नोटिफिकेशन जारी करती है, तो वो हड़ताल वापस लेने पर विचार कर सकते हैं। सरकार पर अब अगले दस दिनों में फैसला लेना का दबाव रहेगा क्योंकि अभीतक सरकार का इरादा पे कमीशन के जरिए 1 करोड़ कर्मचारियों को फील गुड कराना था, वो हड़ताल और विरोध की वजह से उल्टा पड़ सकता है। न्यूनतम सैलरी और पेंशन है कर्मचारियों की मांग में कर्मचारी संगठन मानते हैं कि उनकी सबसे अहम मांग न्यूनतम सैलरी में बढ़ोतरी को लेकर है। लिहाजा इसे लेकर केंद्र के आखिरी फैसले पर सबकी नज़र रहेगी।

पहले दौर की बातचीत में कर्मचारी संगठनों ने मुख्य तौर पर दो मांगे सरकार के सामने रखीं हैं। पहली, कर्मचारियों की न्यूनतम बेसिक सैलरी 7000 से बढ़ाकर 26000 सैलरी की जाए। दूसरी, नई पेंशन व्यवस्था को लेकर उनकी चिंताओं को दूर किया जाए। उधर सरकार कर्मचारी प्रतिनिधि मण्डल को आश्वासन दिया है कि अधिकारियों की एक कमेटी गठित की जाएगी, जो एक तय समय में इस मांग पर पर विचार करेगी। वहीं, सरकार ने साफ कर दिया है कि पेंशन को लेकर भी उनकी चिंताओं को दूर करने की कोशिश की गई है। सवाल है कि अब आगे क्या होगा। सरकार ने कर्मचारियों से बातचीत तो शुरू कर दी है, अब आगे क्या रणनीति बनाई जा रही है दो पक्षों की तरफ से, क्या आगे फिर बातचीत होगी? अब देखना महत्वपूर्ण होगा कि पहले दौर की बैठक में जो मांगे सरकार के सामने कर्मचारी संगठनों ने रखी हैं। उनपर सरकार कितनी जल्दी पहल करती है।

SOURCE - newstracklive

Today’s NJCA Meeting Outcome (06/07/2016)

DATED – 06.07.2016

The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) met at the Staff Side office, JCM, New Delhi today at 11:30 AM as scheduled. During the discussions, the Convener received an invitation from the Honourable Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh. The following members of the NJCA met the Home Minister in a delegation.

1. Dr. M. Raghavaiah (NFIR), 2. Shiv Gopal Misra (AIRF), 3. Rakhal Dasgupta (AIRF), 4. Guman Singh (NFIR), 5. K. K. N. Kutty (Confederation), 6. C. Srikumar (AIDEF), 7. M. Krishnan (Confederation), 8. Ashok Singh (INDWF), 9. R. Srinivasan (INDWF), 10. M. S. Raja (Confederation), 11. J. R. Bhosale (AIRF), 12. Bhatnagar (NFIR), 13. R. N. Parashar (NFPE), 14. Giriraj Singh (NFPE), 15. Satish Chander (FNPO), 16. Shiv Kumar (FNPO), 17. N. Kannaiah (AIRF).

The issues in the Charter of demands were discussed with special reference to the 7th CPC related demands. The delegation brought to the notice of the Honourable Home Minister that the NJCA has not received a communication from the Government over the assurances held out on 30th June, 2016, when the NJCA delegation met the Honourable Home Minister, Finance Minister and the Railway Ministers. On 30th June 2016, the Government had assured to refer the revision of Minimum wage and fitment formula to a Committee. The Finance Minister has also clarified that the Government has taken the decision to implement the recommendation of the 7th CPC to bring about parity between the past and present pensioners. They added that such a communication in confirmation of the assurances will enable them to take a decision over the strike action which is to commence from 11th July, 2016.

The Honourable Home Minister assured the delegation that the Government will honour the assurances held out to the NJCA leaders on 30th June, 2016 and accordingly the Honourable Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitly will issue a Press Statement today, with copy to NJCA.

After receipt of the copy of the Press Communique issued by the Honourable Finance Minister, the NJCA will take a final decision.


M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2017

Detective Controls - Office Accounts - [For Auditors]- Part 1

Detective Controls - Office accounts

The accounts that are used by the post offices and financial institutions for their internal purposes are called as office accounts in Finacle. The office accounts are opened for accounting purpose.

There are three types of office accounts. They are

1) Office accounts basic (OAB)
2) Office accounts pointing (OAP)
3) System office accounts.

In general all income accounts, expenditure accounts , asset accounts are basic office accounts.

The sundry creditors and suspense payment accounts are the office posting accounts.

Proxy accounts are the system office accounts.\

The transactions in the office accounts are monitored very carefully by the post office, controlling office and various agencies that come to the post office for audit/inspection (internal auditors or statutory auditors)

Why do we need to have the checks on internal accounts?

The auditor will be interested to see that a proper hear or an account is used for passing a particular type of transaction. For example, new accounts in finacle when a bank cheque is given for opening, should be opened by debiting account no 0382 only and not any other account. 

There is no other mechanism whereby the auditors can detect this kind of mistake. SO the auditors have to go through each and every transaction carefully. The auditor should be able to check and confirm  that the reversal of transactions from intermediary accounts have been proper  and have taken place within the given time frame, in case of OAB type of accounts. The auditor should make a note of delay in such reversal and should report to controlling office.

Note: If you are not aware of what is reversal, how it is done, what are intermediary accounts, what are office accounts, I suggest you to read all the lessons in our finacle training. We have clearly explained all the basics in our training. 

What are the options provided in finacle to conduct this part of audit process?

Finacle provides the auditors both the options to view the report and also take a print out of the report of various activities/ transactions conducted by the employees working in a post office. These reports and inquiries are effective for operations as well as detective controls for auditors.

Please use the following menus. 

A small note, These menus will only be accessible to auditors in MIS url login only. 

SL NO
MENU
FUNCTION
1
HIOT
Inquire on Transaction
2
HIEARP
Income and expenditure analysis report
3
HIEMRP
Income and expenditure monitor report
4
HMSGOIRP
minor subsidiary outstanding item report
5
HMSOIRP
minor subsidiary outstanding item report
6
HMSTRP
minor subsidiary transaction report
7
HIOGLT
inquiry on General Ledger transactions
8
HACLINQ
account ledger inquiry
9
HACLPOA
office a/c ledgers print

We request auditors to invoke these menus and get a feel about these menu screens.
In the next part of this article we will explain how to use these menus in a step by step manner.

Day-1 IPO Exam - Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal)

Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal)

1. What is the full form of CCS (CCA) Rules? – Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal)

2. In which year the CCS (CCA) rules were framed – 1965

3. Who is authorized to frame rules to regulate the recruitment and condition of services of central government employees? – President of India

4. Name of two essential features of the inquiry provided in Article 311 –

i. The government servant has to be informed of the charges.
ii. He must be given reasonable opportunity to defend himself.

5. Disciplinary Authority :-

I. Disciplinary authority means the authority competent under the CCA (CCS) rules, 1965 to impose on a Government Servant any one of the penalties in Rule 11 therefore.
II. The penalties specified in Rule 11 may be imposed by the specified in the schedule appended to the rule.
III. No major penalty shall be imposed by any authority subordinate to the appointing authority.

6. Ad hoc Disciplinary Authority

I. Where the prescribed appointing authority or disciplinary authority is unable to function as disciplinary in respect of an official on account of his being personally concerned with the charges or being a material witness in support of the charge.
II. Where the appointing authority in respect of an official is of higher rank than the present Disciplinary authority.

7. Can an officer performing current duties of a post exercise statutory powers?

I. An officer appointed to perform the current duties of the post can exercise administrative or financial powers only vested and he cannot exercise statutory powers.
II. The officer holding current duties of a higher post can exercise the powers of the competent authority in so far as passing of order of suspension pending investigation is concerned.

8. What are the entitlement during suspension

I. For the first three months

i. Subsistence allowance equal to leave salary on half pay leave
ii. DA on the subsistence allowance
iii. HRA as admissible before suspension

II. After three months subsistence allowance can be increased or decreased up to 50% of the original subsistence allowance depending upon whether the period of suspension has been prolonged due to reasons directly attributable to the government.

Do all state governments follow the central pay commission recommendations?

Yes The Pay Commission is an administrative system/mechanism that the government of India set up in 1956 to determine the salaries of government employees.

For example

the implementation of the Commission's recommendations ravaged the finances of the central and state governments.

The central government declared salary and allowances hikes for its approximately 3.3 million employees, and insisted that the state governments too revise the pay of their employees as per the Commission's recommendations.

The result: Before the Fifth Pay Commission recommendations came into effect, the central government's wage bill (including pension dues of Rs 50.94 billion) stood at Rs 218.85 billion in 1996-1997.

It shot up by nearly 99 per cent to Rs 435.68 billion in 1999-2000.

Sub Account 7.9.5 Incorrect syntax near error and Solution

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  3. This will settle the issue.

Unions to decide today regarding indefinite strike

Leaders of National Joint Council of Action, the umbrella organization of central Govt. associations in different Dept.s/ Ministries will sit together to decide future course of action. There is already a call for indefinite strike from 11th July exists but during a meeting on 30th June, central ministers assured leaders about consideration of minimum pay hike and betterment in fitment factor. They promised to refer these matters to any of the committees which will look after certain issues of pay report. But till date no written communication or press release detailing these have been issued. The leaders need to solve these issues before declaring any deferment of strike.

Since the Leaders of NJCA are meeting today (6th July 2016) at 11:00 hrs., in JCM Office at New Delhi, the expectations are at high to know the recent development in implementation of 7th CPC recommendations and of course about Indefinite Strike also.

R Net Communication execution error & its Solution

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Solution 

  • Execute RNet communication inspite of the error you faced. 
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FM suggested out on the issue of Minimum Pay and Multiplication Factor may be referred to a committee

FM suggested out on the issue of Minimum Pay and Multiplication Factor may be referred to a committee

“On 30.06.2016, the NJCA was informed to meet Finance Minister and some ministers at Home Minister residence. Accordingly, few NJCA members met the ministers at 09.30 p.m. The views of NJCA and the disappointment of Central Government employees placed before them. Then Finance minister suggested out on the issue of minimum pay and multiplication factor may be referred to a committee. But NJCA leaders said that if any official meeting is convened or official communication issued, it may be placed before the NJCA and consider to meet and discuss otherwise, we do not agree and continue with our Strike proposal.”

CONTINUATION OF STRIKE ON 11.07.2016

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
R. Srinivasan
General Secretary
INDWF/Circular/025/2016
Date 05.07.2016
To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF,
Office Bearers & Working Committee members of INDWF

Dear Colleague,

INDWF vide its circular No.24 Dt 28.06.2016 communicated to all our affiliated unions to continue the momentum generated, to hold demonstrations, rallies etc in all work places every day from 4th July, 2016 to 10th July, 2016 to intensify the Indefinite Strike w.e.f.11.07.2016 from 0600 Hrs as per the decision of NJCA.

After the Cabinet meeting of Government of India held on 29.06.2016 approved the 7th CPC recommendations without any change in the Empowered committee’s recommendations which has disappointed the Central government employees as a whole. The Cabinet further considered appointing committees for the following issues to a committee to decide within a period of 4 months.

1.)The commission examined a total of 196 existing Allowances and by way of rationalisation, recommended abolition of 51 Allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for allowances which may have wide ranging implications the cabinet decided to constitute a committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances. The committee will submit its report within 4 months in a time bound manner. Till a final decision, all existing allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates.
2) Cabinet decided to constitute two separate committees.
a) To suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of National Pension System (NPS).
b) To look into anomalies like to arise out of implementation of the commission’s report.

Main features of the adverse recommendations of VII CPC and cabinet approval.
Minimum pay increased from Rs.7000/- to Rs.18000/- only against Rs.26000/- increase of total pay on revision is 7000 + 125% of DA Rs.8750 =Rs.15750/-. Total minimum pay Rs.18000 —Rs.15750 = increase only Rs.2750/-. Out of Rs.2750/- 10% Pay towards NPS = Rs.1800 – balance Rs.950/- Total increase amounts only Rs.950/- for next 10 years. No increase in allowances, All interest free advances abolished. This has caused very serious discontentment among Central Government employees.
* CCL — 1st year 100% salary 2nd year only 80% salary
*Meagre increase in minimum pay.
*Fitment Factor is 2.57 to apply for pay revision.
* CGIES (insurance) no change.
* Rate of annual increment retained at 3%.

After the approval of VII CPC report by Government of India on 29.6.2016, the NJCA met on 30.06.2016 at Delhi and unanimously decided to continue the Indefinite Strike w.e.f.11.07.2016.

On 30.06.2016, the NJCA was informed to meet Finance Minister and some ministers at Home Minister residence. Accordingly, few NJCA members met the ministers at 09.30 p.m. The views of NJCA and the disappointment of Central Government employees placed before them. Then Finance minister suggested out on the issue of minimum pay and multiplication factor may be referred to a committee. But NJCA leaders said that if any official meeting is convened or official communication issued, it may be placed before the NJCA and consider to meet and discuss otherwise, we do not agree and continue with our Strike proposal.

Then the NJCA met on 01.07.2016 again the above views were adopted and decided to meet on 06.07.2016 awaiting for any official communication from the Government of India.

Hence, it is intimated to all our affiliated unions, the attitude of Government of India without holding any discussions and not willing to settle the demands through mutual discussions and deciding unilaterally ignoring the National Council JCM is considered a highly objectionable and not agreeable. Thus, NJCA decided to proceed with our decision to commence Indefinite Strike w.e.f.11.07.2016 from 6.00 a.m. onwards.

Any progress before 10.07.2016 takes place, it will be accordingly intimated but till such time you have to proceed with all action for the success through Indefinite Strike.
Yours Sincerely,
Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary
Source: INDWF

7th Pay Commission: Check out pay matrix table for central government employees in various pay bands

Pay Matrix Table for Central Government Employees : Pay Matrix which is simple, transparent, predictable and easily comprehensible. During their interactions with the Commission, the stakeholders placed many demands, ranging from common entry pay, rationalization of the existing grade pay structure, common treatment of like cadres, transparent pay structure as also increasing the frequency of the MACP. The new pay matrix incorporates all these features: subsuming the grade pay, the rationalized matrix presents the whole universe of pay levels in one simple chart. The levels have been rationalized too, displaying a logical pay progression. Employees would be able to see their pay level, where they fit in and how they are likely to progress over their career span. The Commission has also recommended simplified procedures for computation of pension.

Pay Matrix Table : 7th Pay Commission has recommended the new pay structure for Defence Personnel with minimum of Rs.21700 and maximum of 250000. We compiled the table with Pay Band wise and given below for your information…Just scroll and click the images links and get the separate table for all pay bands…

Salary Structure from 1947 to 2016 - 7th Pay Commission Comparision


7th Pay Commission Calculation, Percentage of hike for Postal/Sorting Assistant, Postman & MTS

EFFECT OF 7TH PAY COMMISSION AND ITS ILL & NIL EFFECTS

* LOWEST EVER RISE IN THE ANNALS OF PAY COMMISSION  

 POSTAL ASSISTANTS/SORTING ASSISTANTS 

POSTMAN

MTS

  • UNWORTHY OF SAYING AS AN PRUDENT FALL OUT OF AN ERUDITE PAY COMMISSION 
  • MORE IN MISPROJECTION AND LESS IN REALITY 
  • A LONG DRAWN PROCESS AIMED TO HOODWINK AND END IN PAINFUL RESULT. 
  • PAY COMMISSION IS OF NO PURPOSE AND RITUALISTIC IN CHARACTER
  • THE NET RESULT IS NOTHING BUT A DOUBLE DIGIT DA IN THESE DAYS OF EVER ESCALATING PRICES AND COST OF LIVING
  • THINK OVER WHETHER TO PROTEST TO FIGHT OUT THE INJUSTICE OR TO REMAIN IN DEJECTION BLAMING THE FATE 

A referendum to you to chose the way your leadership to tread ahead in the cause labor”s cause.

7th Pay Commission: Central Employees Not To Go On Strike Over ‘Pay Disparity’ From July 11

7th Pay Commission: Central Employees Not To Go On Strike Over ‘Pay Disparity’ From July 11

New Delhi: An indefinite central government employees’ strike will not begin on July 11 in protest at the “government inaction” on fulfilling their demands, including hike in minimum pay to Rs 26,000 from Rs 18,000 which was recommended by the 7th Pay Commission and was approved by the cabinet on Wednesday.

No central government office will be closed at any part of the country and the trains will also be running on July 11 and ahead as National Joint Council Action (NJCA), a confederation of 3.3 million government employees, has temporarily postponed the indefinite strike scheduled from July 11 after PM Modi formed a committee of Ministers to negotiate with union leaders on their demands.

“Since the Prime Minister has intervened and initiated the process of negotiation, we have decided to temporarily postpone the indefinite strike. The NJCA will make sure that the genuine demands of the employees are met with,” NJCA convener (South Zone) N Kanniah told The Hindu.

However, the claim that the government was giving a 14.28 per cent hike in pay was false since the calculations revealed an increase of only 11.31 per cent, which would further decline to 4.51 per cent after deductions towards provident fund and pension scheme contributions, he added.

West Bengal State Govt.Employees will get two days' holiday, both on 6th and 7th of July

To view, please CLICK HERE.

In Rajasthan and Andhra Postal circle holiday will be observed on 7-7-2016.

Commemorative Postage Stamp on 'Bombay Stock Exchange' will be released on 9/7/2016

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is an Indian stock exchange located at Dalal Street, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Established in 1875, the BSE is Asia’s first stock exchange and the world's fastest stock exchange with a median trade speed of 6 microseconds. The BSE is the world's 11th largest stock exchange with an overall market capitalization of $1.7 trillion as of January 23, 2015. More than 5500 companies are publicly listed on the BSE.

The Bombay is the oldest exchange in Asia. Its history dates back to 1855, when five stockbrokers would gather under banyan trees in front of Mumbai's Town Hall. The location of these meetings changed many times to accommodate an increasing number of brokers. The group eventually moved to Dalal Street in 1874 and in became an official organization known as "The Native Share & Stock Brokers Association" in 1875. On August 31, 1957, the BSE became the first stock exchange to be recognized by the Indian Government under the Securities Contracts Regulation Act. In 1980, the exchange moved to the Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers at Dalal Street, Fort area. In 1986, it developed the BSE SENSEX index, giving the BSE a means to measure the overall performance of the exchange. In 2000, the BSE used this index to open its derivatives market, trading SENSEX futures contracts. The development of SENSEX options along with equity derivatives followed in 2001 and 2002, expanding the BSE's trading platform.

Historically an open outcry floor trading exchange, the Bombay Stock Exchange switched to an electronic trading system developed by CMC Ltd. in 1995. It took the exchange only 50 days to make this transition. This automated, screen-based trading platform called BSE On-Line Trading (BOLT) had a capacity of 8 million orders per day. The BSE has also introduced a centralized exchange-based internet trading system, BSEWEBx.co.in to enable investors anywhere in the world to trade on the BSE platform.

The BSE is also a Partner Exchange of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative, joining in September 2012.

Decoding 7th Pay Commission order; check out the money talk and the deferred part

Decoding 7th Pay Commission order; check out the money talk and the deferred part

The 7th Pay Commission windfall for sarkari babus has a lot of ifs and buts attached to it, not to mention innumerable slabs and a plethora of other parameters, thereby confusing the beneficiaries. We take this opportunity to cut through to the real meat in the report that was cleared by the Narendra Modi government last week. Here are the top 5 key takeaways.

1. 7th Pay Commission stimulus to private consumption would be some Rs 46,800 crore, or 30 basis points (bps) of GDP, according to an analysis done by Kotak Economic Research. The government will get an additional tax revenue of Rs 13,000 crore and households would be able to save Rs 25,000 crore.

2. On the 7th Pay Commission, the government will be spending an additional Rs 84,900 crore on pay and pensions in FY17. Of this, the Union Budget will bear Rs 60,600 crore, while the Indian Railways will bear Rs 24,300 crore.

3. A major difference between the 7th Pay Commission and previous pay commissions is that there is hardly any lag between the time of recommendation and implementation. As a result, the size of the arrears to be paid will be much lower compared to the payouts of the Fifth and Sixth Pay Commissions.

4. Now that the central government has accepted the report of the Central Pay Commission, state governments will follow suit after a gap of six months to a year. States are likely to increase expenditure by 1.5% of GDP towards salaries and pension, which would further stimulate private consumption over the next couple of years.

5. As far as the deferred part is concerned, in the 7th Pay Commission order, government has deferred the allowances for another four months, which would be implemented prospectively. However, that is not expected to stand in the way of spending splurge, because an increase in private spending post 7th Pay Commission windfall is expected to push up demand for consumer durables and automobiles.

Source : http://www.financialexpress.com/

Validity of Indian Postal Order - Official Notification


Day-1 - IPO Exam - Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules - 1965

Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules - 1965

1. What is the full form of CCS (CCA) Rules? – Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal)

2. In which year the CCS (CCA) rules were framed – 1965

3. Who is authorized to frame rules to regulate the recruitment and condition of services of central government employees? – President of India

4. Name of two essential features of the inquiry provided in Article 311

i. The government servant has to be informed of the charges.
ii. He must be given reasonable opportunity to defend himself.

5. Disciplinary Authority :-

I. Disciplinary authority means the authority competent under the CCA (CCS) rules, 1965 to impose on a Government Servant any one of the penalties in Rule 11 therefore.
II. The penalties specified in Rule 11 may be imposed by the specified in the schedule appended to the rule.
III. No major penalty shall be imposed by any authority subordinate to the appointing authority.

6. Ad hoc Disciplinary Authority

I. Where the prescribed appointing authority or disciplinary authority is unable to function as disciplinary in respect of an official on account of his being personally concerned with the charges or being a material witness in support of the charge.
II. Where the appointing authority in respect of an official is of higher rank than the present Disciplinary authority.

7. Can an officer performing current duties of a post exercise statutory powers?

I. An officer appointed to perform the current duties of the post can exercise administrative or financial powers only vested and he cannot exercise statutory powers.
II. The officer holding current duties of a higher post can exercise the powers of the competent authority in so far as passing of order of suspension pending investigation is concerned.

8. What are the entitlement during suspension

I. For the first three months

i. Subsistence allowance equal to leave salary on half pay leave
ii. DA on the subsistence allowance
iii. HRA as admissible before suspension

II. After three months subsistence allowance can be increased or decreased up to 50% of the original subsistence allowance depending upon whether the period of suspension has been prolonged due to reasons directly attributable to the government.

Easy steps to Calculate your 7th Pay Commission New Pay Scale

Know Easy steps to Calculate your 7th Pay Commission New Pay Scale

7th Pay commission simplified the calculation for arriving revised Pay through new 7th CPC Pay Metrix

We here illustrate the method through easy 6 Steps to calculate our 7th CPC New Pay and Allowances to know your self

Lat us Assume you are drawing Grade Pay Rs.4200 and Pay in the Band Pay Rs.12110

To calculate your Basic Pay and Allowance follow the steps given below.

Step-I

Calculate your sixth CPC basic Pay 
( Grade Pay + Band Pay) = 4200+12110= 16310

Step-II 

Multiply the above figure with 7th CPC Fitment Formula 2.57
16310 x 2.57 = 41916.70 . ( Paisa to be rounded off to the nearest Rupee)
The Ans is = Rs.41917

Step-III

Match this Answer with Matrix Table ( Given Below) Figures assigned in Grade Pay column Rs.4200

There is no matching figure we arrived above in this matrix, so the closest higher figure assigned in the GradePay column can be chosen ie is Rs. 42300

So , Rs 42300 is your New 7th CPC Basic Pay

Step-IV

  • Identify your HRA [ See : 7th Pay commission recommendation on HRA]
  • HRA has been revised as 24%, 16% and 8% for 30% , 20% and 10% respectively
  • So if you are in 30% HRA Bracket, your HRA in 7th CPC is 24% vis versa.
  • Let us assume now you are in 30% HRA bracket, your revised HRA is 24%
  • Find the 24% of the Basic Pay = 42300 x 24/100 = 10152
  • Your HRA is Rs.10152

Step-V

Identify your TPTA (Transport Allowance)

7th CPC Recommends Transport Allowance for three Category of Employees for Two Types of Places

If you are living in A1 and A classified cities (See the List of 19 cities classified as A1 and A cities) you will be entitled to get higher TPTA rates
And since your Grade Pay is 4200 you fall in Second category
ie Grade Pay 2000 to 4800 – Rs 3600+DA
Your TPTA is Rs. 3600/- (DA is Nil as on 1.1.2016)

Step-VI

(Sine DA will be Zero from 1.1.2016 So no need to calculate the DA to calculate 7th Pay and Allowances from 1.1.2016)

Add all the figures 

New Basic Pay + HRA+TPTA = 42300+10152+3600 = 56052
Your revised 7th CPC Grass pay as on 1.1.2016 = Rs.56052

7th CPC - New Transport Allowance

7th Pay Commission Transport Allowance

8.15.44 Transport Allowance (TPTA) is granted to cover the expenditure involved in commuting between place of residence and place of duty. The existing rates are as under:
Employees DrawingA1/A Class City(pm)Other Places
( pm)
GP 5400 and above3200 + DA1600 + D
A
GP 4200 to GP 4800 and other employees drawing GP<4200 but pay in the pay band equivalent to ₹7440 and above1600 + DA800 + DA
GP<4200 and pay in the pay band below ₹7440600 + DA300 + DA
8.15.45 Moreover, officers drawing GP 10000 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, have the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of ₹7,000+DA pm. Differently abled employees are granted this allowance at double the rate, subject to a minimum amount of ₹1,000 plus DA.

8.15.46 Many representations have been received regarding Transport Allowance. Most of themadvocate granting the allowance at the same rate to all employees, irrespective of their place of posting, on the grounds that fuel prices affect everybody equally.

Analysis and Recommendations

8.15.47 The Commission notes that TPTA is fully DA-indexed.

8.15.48 The first issue to be considered is whether the rate of Transport Allowance should be the same for all places. There are arguments both for and against this view.

8.15.49 Proponents of the idea argue that petrol prices are almost same everywhere. Moreover, public transport system is better developed in many of the A1/A Class cities, thereby reducing the cost of commuting significantly. The argument, therefore, is that A1/A category places do not need to have a higher rate.

8.15.50 Opponents point out that the categorization of A1/A has been abolished for other purposes (like HRA, CCA) but retained for Transport Allowance. Incidentally, only 13 cities fall under thiscategorization: six in A1, viz., Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Greater Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and seven in A, viz., Ahmedabad, Surat, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow and Kanpur. Recently, six more cities, viz., Patna, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Coimbatore and Ghaziabad have been added to A1/A categories, making it nineteen in all. (Incidentally, vide a recent notification No. 21(2)/2015-E.II(B) dated 06.08.2015, the use of term “A1/A” has been dropped for these nineteen cities. Hence, the Commission will refer to these nineteen cities as “Higher TPTA cities.”). In all these places the commuting distances are far more than in other cities. Moreover, the public transport system is not as developed as it should be in all these places. Therefore, it is argued, the distinction should remain.

8.15.51 After considering both the viewpoints, the Commission is of the view that by and large the commuting distances and associated difficulties involved in Higher TPTA cities are much more compared to other places. Hence, the argument that the distinction should stay is a valid one.

8.15.52 The second issue is whether Transport Allowance should be the same for all personnel posted at the same place. Here the Commission feels that a question of status of employee is involved and hence, complete parity is not possible.

8.15.53 Regarding the optimal rate of Transport Allowance, the Commission notes that the allowance is already fully DA indexed. Therefore, since DA has already reached 119 percent and is likely to rise further before the implementation of our report, the following rates of Transport Allowance are recommended:
Pay LevelHigher TPTA Cities( pm)Other Places( pm)
9and above7200+DA3600+DA
3 to 83600+DA1800+DA
1 and 21350+DA900+DA
8.15.54 Officers in Pay Level 14 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, will ave the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of ₹15,750+DA pm. Differently abled employees will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs.2,250 plus DA.