Monday, May 01, 2017

7th Pay Commission: Panel Recommends Raise In HRA, Other Allowances

The Ashok Lavasa committee on allowances submitted its report to the finance ministry on April 27.
 The 7th pay commission had recommended that 52 allowances be abolished altogether.

Employee union officials are likely to meet top government officials later this week and among other things, allowances, including HRA, related to 7th pay commission are likely to feature in discussion, a top employee union official said. Officials from the finance ministry are likely to be also present at the meeting, he added. The Ashok Lavasa committee on allowances, which examined the 7th pay commission's recommendations on allowances, submitted its report to the finance ministry on April 27. "Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as railwaymen, postal employees, scientists, defence forces personnel, doctors, nurses etc," the finance ministry said in a statement.
The allowance committee report is being currently examined by the Department of Expenditure. It will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set up to screen the 7th pay commission recommendations and to firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. While recommendations of the 7th pay commission on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of the Cabinet, allowances continued to be paid at old rates.

The 7th pay commission had recommended that house rent allowance or HRA be paid at the rate of 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent of the new basic pay, depending on the type of city. The 7th pay commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA be revised to 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent, and further revised to 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when DA crosses 100 per cent. With regard to allowances, employee unions have demanded HRA at the rate of 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent. (Also read: House rent allowance claims under scrutiny. How to avoid rejection)  

The 7th pay commission had recommended that of a total of 196 allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance. The 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of or subsuming of allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, rajbhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing. The Ashok committee, the finance ministry said, held extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination of the recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders.
Source: NTDV

Shri BandaruDattatreya Launches “One IP- Two Dispensaries” and “Aadhaar Based Online Claim Submission” Schemes

Shri BandaruDattatreya Launches “One IP- Two Dispensaries” and “Aadhaar Based Online Claim Submission” Schemes on International Labour Day 
The Government is Committed for Job Security, Wage Security and Social Security of the Workers: Shri BandaruDattatreya 
Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment, Shri BandaruDattatreya launched two schemes “One IP- Two Dispensaries” and “Aadhaar based Online Claim Submission” on the occasion of International Labour Day today.
Under One IP- Two Dispensaries schemeESIC has given an option to an Insured Person (IP) to choose two dispensaries, one for self and another for family through an employer. This will benefit all IPs, especially migrant workers who are working in other than home State, while their families are living in their native States. Because of non-availability of option of second dispensary, the dependant members of family are often deprived of medical benefits. By introducing the concept of ‘One IP- Two Dispensaries’, IP as well as their family members would now be able to get treatment from either of the dispensaries and in case of emergency from any ESI Institution.As of now, around 3 crores IPs are covered under ESIC and total number of beneficiaries i.e. IPsand their family members is over 12 crores.
Under Aadhaar based Online Claim Submission scheme all EPF Members who have activated their UAN and seeded their KYC (Aadhaar) with EPFO will be able to apply for PF final settlement (form19), Pension withdrawal benefit (Form10-C) and PF part withdrawal (Form31) from the their UAN Interface directly. The three forms collectively form more than 80% of EPFO’s claim workload.Members can complete the whole process online and they neither need to interact with the employer nor with the EPFO field office to submit online claim.They are not required to give any supporting document while preferring online PF part withdrawal case. Member’s applying online will be taken as his self-declaration for preferring the advance claim.

Launching the schemes Shri BandaruDattatreya said that the Government has recognised the importance of labour and the contribution of workers and is dedicated to their welfare. It is ensuring job security, wage security and social security to them.The Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment said that the Governmentis trying to provide social security to the workers of unorganised sector also. He said that in the recently launched scheme ‘SPREE’ by ESIC the new accounts of 77 lakh individuals and 66 thousand establishments have been opened and EPFO has also added around 50 lakhs new accounts in its recently launch scheme. 34 million registrations havealready been done on National Career Service (NCS) Portal.

Earlier, Smt. M. Sathiyavathy, Secretary, Labour and Employment said that the ministry has undertaken many steps for the welfare of workers. The Ministry is also rationalising the labour laws for the ease of business. She said that upgradation of skill is necessary for the job opportunity.

Committee on Allowances: No change in HRA

New Delhi:: Allaying the fears of central government employees, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appointed Committee on Allowances, under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, in July 2016, which submitted its report on Thursday ruled out any change in house rent allowance (HRA) and dittoed the 7th Pay Commission.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appointed Committee on Allowances, under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, in July 2016.

Finance Ministry sources today said on condition of anonymity, there is no scope to change in house rent allowance (HRA), which were recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

The sources came up with this remark while talking to us about the report of Committee on allowances.

Those who hope over this issue will gain nothing as no change on 7th Pay Commission recommendations in respect of HRA was made by the Committee on Allowances, they added.
Replying to a question, the sources said, “the present rate of house rent allowance — of 30, 20 and 10 per cent — has been reduced to 24, 16 and 8 per cent respectively by the by the 7th Pay Commission.

The Commission also recommended, that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent respectively when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent.

The central government employees’ unions leader said that the proposed house rent is not enough for employees to make a living in cities. They had demanded a hike in House rent allowance 30, 20 and 10 per cent respectively according to new pay matrix.”

“The committee on allowances stuck with the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on HRA and the government is likely to accept it.” the sources confirmed.

However, the committee on allowances has suggested certain modifications in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railway men, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors and Nurses etc, the Finance Ministry’s press note said.

The 7th Pay Commission had recommended that of a total of 196 allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.
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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved repatriation / appointments of officers at Joint Secretary / equivalent level

Introduction of Employees state Insurance (ESI) Scheme for GDS

Introduction of Employees state Insurance (ESI) Scheme for GDS employees.

National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks , Andhra Pradesh Circle : Circular

National Union of Gramin Dak Sevaks , Andhra Pradesh Circle : Circular.


7th Pay Commission: Ashok Lavasa submits report on allowances, ball in Narendra Modi government's court

After missing several deadlines, the Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on Allowances recently submitted its review report on Seventh Pay Commission recommendations to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

If reports are to be believed, employee union representatives are likely to meet government officials, including those from the Finance Ministry, and discuss among other things allowances under the Seventh Pay Commission. The meeting is expected to take place later this week.
The report submitted by the Ashok Lavasa committee is being examined by the Department of Expenditure, and will be subsequently placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS). After this, the report on allowances under the Seventh Pay Commission will be sent to Union cabinet for approval.

HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAVASA PANEL AND THE SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION:

  1. The Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on Allowances submitted its report to Arun Jaitley on April 27. "Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all Central government employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories," the Finance Ministry said in a statement on April 28.
  2. Among the specific employee categories identified by the Lavasa committee are railwaymen, doctors, scientists, defence personnel, doctors and nurses, the Finance Ministry statement said.
  3. The Narendra Modi government constituted a committee under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa in July to review the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on allowances.
  4. The Seventh Pay Commission suggested abolition of 52 of the total 196 allowances and subsuming 36 other allowances into larger ones. Following representations by several employee unions against the recommendations, the Committee on Allowances was formed under Ashok Lavasa.
  5. The Seventh Pay Commission recommended doing away or merging allowances such as assiting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircut, robe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing.
  6. The Committee on Allowances was initially given four months to submit its report but the deadline was later extended to February 22, 2017.
  7. The Ashok Lavasa-led committee held detailed discussions with several ministries as well as representatives of employee unions before submitting the report to the Finance Minister.
  8. Among the major concerns of government employees is the Seventh Pay Commission's recommendation on reducing the house rent allowance (HRA) by 2-6 per cent depending on type of cities. Employee representatives are also demanding arrears on allowances.

Expected DA from July 2017

Expected Dearness Allowance from July 2017 is 5.5

Profile about Anant Narayan Nanda, Secretary, Department of Posts

Profile:

Full Name : Anant Narayan Nanda (A N NANDA )
Date of Birth : October 11, 1959
Batch :IPoS 1982
Work and Designation : Secretary, Department of Post from 29.04.2017.
He graduated from Fakir Mohan University in Balasore and completed in his post-graduation from Utkal University,Bhubaneswar.

Shri Anant Narayan Nanda, (IPoS, 1982), Member (Banking & HR), a peace loving personality and  a native of Balasore, Odisha having a Master’s Degree in History, another in Computer Application and also havinga Post Graduate Diploma in Management takes over the Charge of the Secretary, Department of Posts, Govt. of India.

After Shri S C Mahalik, former D G & Secretary (Posts), Shri A N Nanda is the second Odia to be place in this highest post of the Department and the first Odia to be the Secretary (Posts) after separation of DG(Posts) and Secretary (Posts).

Apart from a successful bureaucrat, he has also established a separate identity of his own as a writer. His creative mood swings with poems and short stories, book reviews and humorous prose, travelogues and photography, reflections and translations, both in English and Hindi.

His selective published works are “In Harness”, poetry collections, “The Remix of Orchid”, short story collections with foreword by Mr. Ruskin Bond, “Virasat” and “Ek Saal Baad”, short Story collections in Hindi.

He has already worked in different capacities in Odisha Circle, viz, as SSPOs, Director and PMG and Chief PMG.  His tenure as SSPOs, Bhubaneswar Division will be ever remembered for his pro-staff activities.

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Anant Narayan Nanda appointed Secretary of Postal Department, India

New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Anant Narayan Nanda as Secretary, Department of Posts, vice Shri Boyapati Venkat Sudhakar, IPoS (1981).
Nanda is an Indian Postal Service officer of 1982 batch. He has been appointed in place of Boyapati Venkat Sudhakar, the order said.

To view his Speech about IPPB while he was working as a member of Banking in India Post

7th CPC: Know the revised HRA and expected hike by Cabinet

Much awaited event for central government employees seems to scour. It is assumed that the central government employees can't be left to feel disappointed with the final report of revised allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission that is going to be approved by the cabinet very soon. Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) is now to Scan 7th CPC recommendations report submitted by Lavasa Committee, placing before the Cabinet Approval.
Now moving to the most important point: One should know what exactly is the increment in his Salary and revised allowances, if government approves the revised/enhanced. Although it may differ  due to effective date of revised allowance from 01.01.2016 or 01.08.2016 or the month after the approval of report of allowances committee, but at the same time the paramnews.com team has analyzed report of revised allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission alongwith demand of employees union and effective date of revised allowance.

The following bar graphs Table to show the allowances form a sizeable amount of the salary drawn by a government employee. The details of allowances recommended by 7th CPC, and as union's demand and the difference between them.
The allowances form a sizeable amount of the salary drawn by a government employee as recommended by 7th CPC. 
Pay
Band
Grade
Pay
7th
CPC
Pay
Matrix
Minimum
Pay 
Maximum
Pay
Recommended by 7th CPC
X Class City Y Class City Z Class City
24% 24% 16% 16% 9% 9%
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
PB-1
5200-
20200
1800 1 18000 56900 4320 13656 2880 9104 1620 5121
1900 2 19900 63200 4776 15168 3184 10112 1791 5688
2000 3 21700 69100 5208 16584 3472 11056 1953 6219
2400 4 25500 81100 6120 19464 4080 12976 2295 7299
2800 5 29200 92300 7008 22152 4672 14768 2628 8307
PB-2
9300-
34800
4200 6 35400 112400 8496 26976 5664 17984 3186 10116
4600 7 44900 142400 10776 34176 7184 22784 4041 12816
4800 8 47600 151100 11424 36264 7616 24176 4284 13599
5400 9 53100 167800 12744 40272 8496 26848 4779 15102
PB-3
15600-
39100
5400 10 56100 177500 13464 42600 8976 28400 5049 15975
6600 11 67700 208700 16248 50088 10832 33392 6093 18783
7600 12 78800 209200 18912 50208 12608 33472 7092 18828
PB-4 37400-
66700
8700 13 118500 214100 28440 51384 18960 34256 10665 19269
8900 13A 131100 216600 31464 51984 20976 34656 11799 19494
10000 14 144200 218200 34608 52368 23072 34912 12978 19638
67000-79000 15 182200 224100 43728 53784 29152 35856 16398 20169
67000-79000 16 205400 224400 49296 53856 32864 35904 18486 20196
80000 17 225000 225000 54000 54000 36000 36000 20250 20250
90000 18 250000 250000 60000 60000 40000 40000 22500 22500

The allowances form a sizeable amount of the salary drawn by a government employee as union's demand.

Pay
Band
Grade
Pay
7th
CPC
Pay
Matrix
Minimum
Pay 
Maximum
Pay
Union's Demand
X Class City Y Class City Z Class City
30% 30% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
PB-1
5200-
20200
1800 1 18000 56900 5400 17070 3600 11380 1800 5690
1900 2 19900 63200 5970 18960 3980 12640 1990 6320
2000 3 21700 69100 6510 20730 4340 13820 2170 6910
2400 4 25500 81100 7650 24330 5100 16220 2550 8110
2800 5 29200 92300 8760 27690 5840 18460 2920 9230
PB-2
9300-
34800
4200 6 35400 112400 10620 33720 7080 22480 3540 11240
4600 7 44900 142400 13470 42720 8980 28480 4490 14240
4800 8 47600 151100 14280 45330 9520 30220 4760 15110
5400 9 53100 167800 15930 50340 10620 33560 5310 16780
PB-3
15600-
39100
5400 10 56100 177500 16830 53250 11220 35500 5610 17750
6600 11 67700 208700 20310 62610 13540 41740 6770 20870
7600 12 78800 209200 23640 62760 15760 41840 7880 20920
PB-4
37400-
66700
8700 13 118500 214100 35550 64230 23700 42820 11850 21410
8900 13A 131100 216600 39330 64980 26220 43320 13110 21660
10000 14 144200 218200 43260 65460 28840 43640 14420 21820
67000-79000 15 182200 224100 54660 67230 36440 44820 18220 22410
67000-79000 16 205400 224400 61620 67320 41080 44880 20540 22440
80000 17 225000 225000 67500 67500 45000 45000 22500 22500
90000 18 250000 250000 75000 75000 50000 50000 25000 25000

The difference of allowances between 7th CPC recommendations and union's demand.
Pay
Band
Grade
Pay
7th
CPC
Pay
Matrix
Minimum
Pay 
Maximum
Pay
Difference 
X Class City Y Class City Z Class City
30% 30% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
Minimum
HRA
Maximum
HRA
PB-1
5200-
20200
1800 1 18000 56900 1080 3414 720 2276 180 569
1900 2 19900 63200 1194 3792 796 2528 199 632
2000 3 21700 69100 1302 4146 868 2764 217 691
2400 4 25500 81100 1530 4866 1020 3244 255 811
2800 5 29200 92300 1752 5538 1168 3692 292 923
PB-2
9300-
34800
4200 6 35400 112400 2124 6744 1416 4496 354 1124
4600 7 44900 142400 2694 8544 1796 5696 449 1424
4800 8 47600 151100 2856 9066 1904 6044 476 1511
5400 9 53100 167800 3186 10068 2124 6712 531 1678
PB-3
15600-
39100
5400 10 56100 177500 3366 10650 2244 7100 561 1775
6600 11 67700 208700 4062 12522 2708 8348 677 2087
7600 12 78800 209200 4728 12552 3152 8368 788 2092
PB-4
37400-
66700
8700 13 118500 214100 7110 12846 4740 8564 1185 2141
8900 13A 131100 216600 7866 12996 5244 8664 1311 2166
10000 14 144200 218200 8652 13092 5768 8728 1442 2182
67000-
79000
15 182200 224100 10932 13446 7288 8964 1822 2241
75000-
79000
16 205400 224400 12324 13464 8216 8976 2054 2244
80000 17 225000 225000 13500 13500 9000 9000 2250 2250
90000 18 250000 250000 15000 15000 10000 10000 2500 2500
The committee on allowances headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa that was set up to review the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission is understood to have finalised its report. Now after review of empowered committee the report will be placed before the cabinet.
The 7th Pay Commission had earlier proposed the rate of House Rent Allowance (HRA) at 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively.

The Commission had also recommended that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent.

The existing rates of HRA for Class X, Y and Z cities and towns are 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent of Basic pay (pay in the pay band plus grade pay).

Assumingly, if the Committee accepts the bare recommendations of A K Mathur-led 7th Pay Commission then the HRA component of central government employees will increase ranging between 106 percent and 122 percent.

Take, for instance, a central government employee at the very bottom of the pay scale, where the basic pay (pay of pay band + grade pay) is now Rs 7,000, would currently be entitled to an HRA of Rs 2,100 in a Class X city. As per 7th Pay Commission, the new entry level pay at this level is Rs 18,000 per month against which the new HRA for a Class X city would be Rs 4,320 per month, that is 106 percent more than the existing level.

Similarly, at the highest level of the pay scale, the Cabinet Secretary and officers of the same rank have a basic pay of Rs 90,000, which means they are entitled to current HRA of Rs 27,000 in Class X towns. After the revised pay scale, the new basic pay is Rs 2.5 lakh, for which the HRA would be Rs 60,000, meaning a hike of 122 percent.

At present, there are as many as 43 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners who are covered for perks and bonuses under the recommendations of 6th Pay Commission that will soon be replaced by 7th Pay Commission.

Himachal Pradesh Post Office Recruitment 2017 GDS Apply Online (391 Vacancies) Read more: Himachal Pradesh Post Office Recruitment 2017 GDS Apply Online (391 Vacancies)

Himachal Pradesh Post Office has published recruitment notification for the posts of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the Himachal Pradesh Postal Circle. Eligible candidates Apply Online for the selection and engagement to the posts of Gramin Dak Sevaks for fill up 391 Vacancies.

The last date for registration of online applications is 2nd May 2017.
Name of the Post
No of Vacancies
Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)
391
Age Limit: Between 18 to 40 Years as on the last date of submission of application. The maximum age shall be relaxable by 03 years to those belonging to OBC categories and 05 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST. [10 years for PH above the respective category]

Educational Qualification: The candidate should pass 10th standard (Matriculation) from approved state boards by the respective State Govt. / Central Govt. The Candidate passed Xth class examination in first attempt will be treated as meritorious against those passed compartmentally.

Computer Knowledge: The candidate should have computer knowledge and will be required to furnish basic computer training certificate for at least 60 days from a recognized Computer Training Institute. Certificates from Central Government/ State Government/ University/ Boards etc., will also be acceptable for this purpose. This requirement of basic computer knowledge certificate shall be relaxable in cases where a candidate has studied computer as a subject in Class X or Class XII or higher educational qualification provided the candidate submits a certificate of Class X or Class XII or higher educational qualification in which he/she has studied computer as a subject.

Residence: The candidate selected for the post of GDS BPM must mandatorily take up his/her residence in the Branch Post Office village (Himachal Pradesh State) within one month after selection but before engagement as Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmaster. The candidate shall submit a declaration to this effect in the application. The candidate selected for the post of other than GDS BPM should reside in post village/delivery jurisdiction.

Selection Criteria: Selection will be made as per the automatic generated merit list as per the rules based on the candidates online submitted applications. No weightage will be given for higher educational qualification. Only marks obtained in 10th standard of approved Boards aggregated to percentage to the accuracy of 4 decimals will be the criteria for finalizing the selection. Passing of all the subjects as per the respective approved board norms is mandatory for taking candidate into account for calculating the merit.

Application Fee: ₹ 100/- for General / OBC Male Candidates. The fee payment can be made at any Head Post Office. However, fee payment is exempted for all Female and SC/ST candidates.

How to Apply: Candidate who desires to apply online will have to register himself in India Post Portal with the basic details to obtain the Registration Number. The Online registration start from 04/04/2017 and end on 02/05/2017. For any queries email to dopgdsenquiry@gmail.com.

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Railway offers special voluntary Retirement scheme for its staff

Railway offers special voluntary Retirement scheme for its staff, Railway has issued orders in this regard:-

Niti Aayog recommends hiring talent from private sector for govt jobs

Policy think-tank Niti Aayog has suggested outsourcing of public services to private hands in order to reduce dependence on the government administrative machinery. 

It has also recommended induction of specialists into the governance system through lateral entry, a move which, it says, will bring "competition to the established career bureaucracy". 

In its draft report on a three-year action agenda made public recently, the Niti Aayog has set a target of full- digitisation of governance-related works by the end of 2018- 19. 

Civil service is the backbone of the government and it needs to be empowered to make quick decisions and implement them. Sustained high levels of performance can only be achieved if it is objectively measured with high performance rewarded and poor reprimanded, it said. 

"Today, rising complexity of the economy has meant that policy-making is a specialised activity. Therefore, it is essential that specialists be inducted into the system through lateral entry. 
"Such entry will also have the beneficial side effect of bringing competition to the established career bureaucracy," as per the draft three-year action agenda for 2017-18 to 2019- 20. 

The draft was circulated among the Governing Council (consisting of chief ministers of all states and others) members of the Niti Aayog on April 23. 

The recommendation may come under criticism from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, who are part of top-level management in government departments. 

The Niti Aayog said the dependence on the government administrative machinery for the delivery of services needs to be reduced wherever possible. 

"We can make use of the power of Aadhaar-based identity verification to allow private channels to provide services wherever possible. Identification of such services should be taken up and public-private-partnership model to provide those services should be explored," the draft report said. 

It also favoured longer tenure for Secretary-rank officer in government departments. 

Currently, by the time officers are promoted from Additional Secretary to Secretary level, usually they have two years or less left before retirement. 

This feature creates two important inefficiencies, the report said. 

One: with a time horizon shorter than two years, the officer is hesitant to take any major initiatives; and two: the officer is reluctant to take decisions on any major project fearing any mis-step may become the cause for charges of favouritism or corruption post retirement. 

"This causes inordinate amount of delay in decision-making," it said, adding that one possible solution is early promotion to the Secretary position and introduction of lateral entry. 

The report said officers may be encouraged to gain expertise in specific areas in the early stages of their careers and the current system of rapid rotation of officers across ministries may be replaced by a system of longer postings according to specialisation. 

"Officers should also be encouraged to enhance their knowledge and skills in the chosen area of specialisation through intensive training. This specialisation by the internal staff needs to be complemented by lateral entry of highly specialised staff on fixed-term contracts," it said. 

Specialists could be brought on three to five year contracts as such a system will bring top talent and energy into the government system and lend new dynamism to ministries, the report said.

Clarification on Submission of FATCA Self Declaration for your PRAN:

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AICPIN for the month of March 2017

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2017

No. 5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 28th April, 2017

Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2017
The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2017 increased by 1 point and pegged at 275 (two hundred and seventy five). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.36 per cent between February, 2017 and March, 2017 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.37 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 0.58 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Goat Meat, Milk, Pure Ghee, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, French Beans, Peas, Tomato, Banana, Apple, Sugar, Cooking Gas, Medicine (Allopathic), Bus Fare, Toilet Soap, Tooth Paste, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Black Gram, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Besan, Mustard Oil, Chillies Dry, Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Potato, Tea (Readymade), Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 2.61 per cent for March, 2017 as compared to 2.62 per cent for the previous month and 5.51 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation remained static at 1.71 per cent and it was 6.16 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Godavarikhani reported the maximum increase of 5 points followed by Mercara, Tripura, Rourkela, Faridabad and Madurai (4 points each). Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 5 centres, 2 points in 16 centres and 1 point in 21 centres. On the contrary, Bokaro, Chennai and Varanasi recorded maximum decrease of 3 points each. Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 4 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 16 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 32 centres are above .All-India Index and other 41 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Amritsar, Jabalpur, Jalandhar , Vishakhapathnam and Coonoor centres remained at par with A11-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of April, 2017 will be released on Wednesday. 31st May, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in

(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL