Thursday, September 07, 2017

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017

7th CPC Minimum Pay from Rs.18000 to Rs.21000 is just a rumour

Govt plans to increase 7th CPC minimum pay from Rs.18000 to Rs.21000 is just a rumour

Suddenly a news about increasing minimum pay from Rs. 18000 to Rs. 21000 is floating in some websites. All such news items come with the claim of that ‘the sources close to Finance Ministry on condition of anonymity told government Is planning to increase the minimum wage from Rs. 18000 to Rs. 21000. We are also flooded with queries of whether this news is true or false.
As for as we are concerned we came to know that there was no such plan under consideration of central government. Some websites might have posted this news on vested interest or by misunderstanding the amendment made in payment of wages act.

Recently a amendment was made in payment of wages act to increase the wage limit to Rs.24000 for applicability of sub section 6 of section 1 of Payment of wages act 1936. (see the amendment)

This might have been misunderstood by some media that central government is going to increase minimum pay to Rs.21000.

We asked some leaders in NCJCM side, they told that they haven’t any idea about the news and the authenticity of sources of that news.

Recognition of Aayush NRI LEPL Healthcare Pvt.Ltd. Vijayawada -Reg : o/o PMG , Vijayawada Region

Recognition of Aayush NRI LEPL Healthcare Pvt.Ltd. Vijayawada -Reg : o/o PMG , Vijayawada Region

Withdrawal of Family Planning Allowance by mis-quoting 7th CPC recommendation and Government’s decision is bad in law and also immoral

Withdrawal of Family Planning Allowance by mis-quoting 7th CPC recommendation and Government’s decision is bad in law and also immoral- NJCA Leader.
No. 1/5(g)/Part VI
Dated: 04/09/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Illegal withdrawal of Family Planning Allowance —withdrawal of orders -urged.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. PC V/2008/A/O/2 (FPA) dated 14/10/2008 (RBE No. 151/2008).
(ii). Railway Board’s letter No. PC V/2017/A/FPA/1 dated 28/07/2017 (RBE No.77/2017).

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The Railway Board vide instructions dated 28/07/2017 (RBE No. 77/2017) has discontinued Family Planning Allowance hitherto allowed to the serving employees, having undergone Family Planning Operation with effect from 1st July 2017, citing Government’s decision on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission. In this connection, NFIR invites Railway Board’s attention to the following valid points for reviewing its decision:-

(a) The 7th CPC vide para 8.17.50 of its report has observed as follows:-

“the level of awareness regarding appropriate family size has also gone up among the government servants, Hence, a separate allowance aimed towards population control is not required now. Accordingly, it is recommended that Family Planning Allowance should be abolished.”
The Ministry of Finance vide OM F.No. 12(4)/2016-EIII.A dated 7th July 2017 has decided to accept. the recommendation of 7th CPC which means that the provision for granting Family Planning Allowance stood abolished henceforth (i.e. July 1, 2017).(b) Nowhere, the 7th CPC has recommended for discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance already allowed in the past in terms of Government’s decision — OM No. 7(39)E.III/79 dated 4th December, 1979. In view of this, the Railway Board’s decision vide para 2 of its letter dated 28th July 2017 (RBE 77/2017) that Family Planning Allowance, as admissible hitherto, shall cease to exist in all cases, is not only illegal but also highly unjustified. It needs to be appreciated that the said Family Planning Allowance has been allowed as a result of conscious decision taken by Government decades back. Withdrawing the said allowance for the past cases is unconstitutional, leading to avoidable litigation.

(c) 7th Schedule of the Constitution’s 42nd amendment, inserted (C) Entry 20-A, providing for population control and family planning is one of the constitutional provisions. As a follow up to the said constitutional provision, the Government had granted incentive in the form of Family Planning Allowance to encourage small families and several employees have fulfilled the norms prescribed for entitlement of the said incentive and got the said allowance. Withdrawing the said Family Planning Allowance allowed already, at this stage by mis-quoting 7th CPC recommendation and Government’s decision is bad in law and also immoral.

(d) NFIR, further reiterates that a careful reading of 7th CPC recommendation reveals that the Family Planning Allowance be abolished as the Commission has never stated that the allowance already allowed be withdrawn/discontinued or should cease to exist in all cases.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly correct para 2 of letter dated 28th July 2017 suitably for continuing the Family Planning Allowance in those cases where it was rightly granted pursuant to Government’s Policy decision. NFIR suggests that in case the Railway Ministry is not convinced with the logic and facts placed above, the Federation’s contentions may be sent to the Ministry of Finance for clarification. Federation may please be replied on action being taken on the subject early.
Yours faithfully
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Meeting with Secretary (Posts) has been fixed on 11.09.2017-regarding GDS Committee report


The Code on Wages Bill 2017

The Code on Wages Bill 2017


India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) - Train the Trainer Programme


Long pending issues of the Central Government Employees – Secy. Staff Side writes to Cabinet Secy GOI


Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC/JCM/2017 Dated: September 5, 2017

The Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub:- Long pending issues of the Central Government Employees

Ref.: My earlier letter dated 30.06.2017

I have discussed the issues creating mental agony in the minds of the Central Government Employees many a times and once again want to draw your kind attention for resolution of many long pending demands of the Central Government Employees.
National Pension System(NPS) has been raised by the Staff Side(JCM) many a times, the committee set up by the Government of India for reviewing NPS has also submitted its report, but we are not aware about the outcome of the same. Staff Side(JCM) has been of the firm view that there must be “Guaranteed Pension” for the employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004, and in case of their death/permanent disablement, their families should get Pension as per Old Pension Scheme.

All the Central Government Employees are anxiously waiting for recommendations of the Government of India for increasing Minimum Wage and improving Fitment Formula and inordinate delay in this regard is creating lot of frustration amongst them.

It is, therefore, requested that, you may please intervene in the above-mentioned issues and the same should be resolved in an amicable manner to avoid mental agony of the Central Government Employees.

With Kind Regards!
Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source : http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC/JCM/2017 Dated: September 6, 2017

All Constituents of National Council(JCM)

Dear Comrades!

Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India

Today I met the Cabinet Secretary(Government of India) and raised the issues pertaining to National Pension System(NPS), Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula, “Very Good” benchmark for MACPS and non-holding of meetings of the National Council(JCM).
The Cabinet Secretary said that, he is aware of the problems of the Staff Side(JCM) from time to time and particularly to this issue and will definitely try to resolve them.

Particularly on the issue of National Pension System(NPS) he said that, the issue is under active consideration of the Government of India and we are trying to find out some solution to the problems arisen because of the NPS.

The above is for your information.

With Fraternal Greetings!
Yours fraternally,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: NC JCM Staff Side

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