Wednesday, July 04, 2018

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Representatives of the Confederation took a stand that as two years are already over after the assurances given by Group of Ministers, NJCA should revive the deferred indefinite strike immediately and date of commencement of the strike should be decided. After detailed discussion and after considering the views expressed by other NJCA Members (representing Railway Federations & Defence Employees Federations), it was unanimously decided TO PASS A RESOLUTION against the anti - employee attitude of the Government and inform the Government that if the Government fails to settle the demands of the Central Govt. Employees raised by NJCA including the major demands viz; increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor from 01.01.2016, Scrapping of NPS, implementation of Option - 1 from 01.01.2016 , withdrawal of "very good" bench mark for promotion , through a negotiated settlement on or before 07th August 2018 , then the NJCA would be left with no option than to revive the deferred indefinite strike action. The NJCA will meet on 18th August 2018, to decide next course of action.

Keeping in mind our experience with NJCA, Conferation National Secretariat has decided to go ahead with the 15.11.2018 strike and Campaign programmes as decided in the 10th June Hyderabad National Convention demanding settlement of 10 points Charter of demands of Confederation. 

M. Krishnan 
Secretary General 
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6-7-18 to 9-7-18.. Black badges, gate meetings, work to rule
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Gramin Dak Sevak - GDS Salary 2018 – Salary For Fresher

Gramin Dak Sevak Committee has been effected on 01.07.2018 and Department of Post Introduce a new level and pay which is suitable for all Fresher GDS who are interested to join in India Post. If any GDS join in India Post as a GDS on or after or before 01.07.2018 they are eligible for getting a new take home pay from June 2018. Here is Gramin Dak Sevak Salary 2018 – Salary for Fresher GDS

The 7th Pay Commission (GDS Pay Commission)have introduced two new Level for Gramin Dak Sevak, Level 1 and Level 2. Commission also introduce three category of GDS as BPM, Assistant BPM and Dak Sevak. BPM and ABPM will function at Branch Office and Dak Sevaks are in Sub-office and other postal and RMS offices. This category is divided into two Level, Level 1 & Level 2. Basically all new GDS will start their function as Level 1 GDS. According to above information Gramin Dak Sevak Salary 2018 – Salary for Fresher GDS is as below.
The Level 1 GDS pay is as below
Category Level 1 Pay Slab
BPM 12,000-29,380
ABPM 10,000-24,470
Dak Sevak 10,000-24,470
From the above pay slab the newly recruited GDS BPM will get  basic 12000/- ABPM and Dak Sevak will get basic of Rs. 10000/- with other admissible allowance like DA, Composite Allowance, Cycle Maintenance Allowance, Fixed Stationary Charges etc.
Gramin Dak Sevak Salary 2018 : Financial Benefits for Gramin Dak Sevak :-
Fresher Gramin Dak Sevak will get below financial benefits like
  1. 3% annual increment on their respective basic pay which will added every year.
  2. Dearness Allowance(DA) as per Central Government Employee.
  3. The composite allowance is introduces instead of office maintenance allowance and electricity charges. Hence the bpm will get composite allowance of Rs.500 and Rs.250 according to their office construction.
  4. Asst. BPM and Dak Sevak will get Fixed Stationary Charges of Rs. 25/- and Cycle Maintenance Allowance 180/-
  5. Introduce new risk and Hardship Allowance of Rs. 500/- for those GDS who are working in Hardship area.
  6. Boat allowance of Rs. 115/- for those GDS who are eligible to get this.
  7. Cash Convey Allowance is as below
    Convey Lemit Allowance
    Upto 1 Lac Rs. 30 + Actual Travelling Fare
    More Than 1 Lac Rs. 50 + Actual Travelling Fare
  8. When Dearness Allowance reaches 50%, the composite allowance increased to 25%. (not Confirmed)
  9. After retirement GDS will get 1,50,000/- Gratuity
  10. Severance Amount 1,50,000/-
  11. Combined Duty Allowance :-
    Combined Duty Allowance
    BPM with Delivery Rs.45/- per day — maximum Rs.1170/- per month.
    BPM with Delivery & Mail Conveyance Rs.90/- per day — maximum Rs.2340/- per month
    ABPM for BPM work 75/- per day — maximum Rs.1950/- per month.
    ABPM work additional work of another ABPM Rs.45/- per day — maximum Rs.1170/- per month.
  12. More recommendation are pending to implement like
  • Children Education Allowance
  • Group Insurance
  • Ordinary Leav
  • Paternity Leave
  • Emergency Leave
The Gramin Dak Sevak salary 2018 is comparatively high than previous pay commission. So, this is good starting for those GDS who are joining as in Postal Department as a Fresher GDS.
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Top 10 FAQs On Minimum Wages In India

The Minimum Wages Act fixes the minimum wage for some scheduled employments. For these employments, this Act applies to the whole of India.

The minimum wages given under this Act apply to both skilled as well as unskilled labourers.
Minimum Wage and Indian Constitution

The Indian Constitution defines “living wage” for a worker. Living wage ensures a basic standard of living which includes good health, dignity, comfort and education. It also provides for contingencies.

However, keeping in mind an industry’s capacity to pay, the constitution has defined a “fair wage”. Fair wage maintains a certain level of employment and seeks to increase it.

The Central Advisory Council established the Committee of Fair Wages defines minimum wage. It states that minimum wage must guarantee bare livelihood.
Minimum Wage and the Supreme Court

Supreme Court in cases such as PUDR v. Union of India and Sanjit Roy v. State of Rajasthan said that any wage below the prescribed rate breaches Article 23 of the Constitution. This article states that a worker cannot be forced to for a wage that is less than the minimum rate. If anyone forces him to work at such a low wage, it may be considered forced labour under Article 23.
Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is Minimum Wage?

The act does not define “minimum wage”.

As per the Fair Wages Committee, minimum wage must provide for a bare livelihood. In addition, it must also allow the preservation of efficiency of the worker.

Statutory minimum wage is the wage rate that the law prescribes.

2. Who Fixes Minimum Wage?

The “appropriate government” fixes the minimum wage. For some specified types of employment (, Central government is the appropriate government. In any other case, it is the State Government.

3. How is it Fixed?

A wage rate may be daily, hourly or even monthly. The appropriate government fixes and revises the wage rate.

There are two methods for fixation/revision of the minimum wage rate. Namely, Committee Method and Notification Method.
a). Committee Method:

The appropriate government(s) set up committees and sub-committees. These committees hold enquiries and make recommendations for fixation and revision of minimum wages.

There are five Regional Minimum Wages Advisory Committees in India. Their aim is to bring uniformity in minimum wages of different scheduled employments.
b). Notification Method:

Government publishes some proposals in the Official Gazette. The aim of these proposals is to inform the persons who may be affected. The notification specifies a date that is at least two months away from the date of the notification. This is the date on which the proposals will be due for consideration. Before publishing these notifications, the government consults various committees and sub-committees.

4. What is a “Scheduled Employment”?

The Minimum Wages Act contains a list. This list states “scheduled employments”. This act applies to these scheduled employments. All workers under a scheduled employment must receive at least the statutory rate.

Further, the Act allows the State Government to add to the list of scheduled employments.

5. How is the Rate of Minimum Wage Decided?

The determination of minimum wage depends on many factors. Some of them are:
Level of income
Paying capacity
Prices of essential commodities
Local conditions, etc.

Since these factors vary from State to State, the wages differ too.

6. What are the Parameters for its Determination?

The Indian Labour Conference of 1957 fixed certain parameters for fixation of minimum wage. At least 20 % of wages must provide for:
Minimum food requirement: 2700 calories per adult (approx).
Clothing Requirements: 72 yards per year per family.
Rent: According to the minimum area provided by Government’s Industrial Housing Scheme.
Miscellaneous Expenditure: Fuel, lighting, etc.

Further parameters that must form 25 % of the total minimum wage are:
Children’s education
Medical needs
Minimum Recreation that is, festivals/ceremonies
Provision for old age
Provision for marriage etc.

7. Why Are There so Many Different Rates of Minimum Wage?

The rate of minimum wage may differ according to:
Type of scheduled employments
Classes of work in the same scheduled employment
Age Group, such as adults, teenagers and children
Position, for example, trainees

8. What Kind of Wage does the Minimum Wages Act Pay?

The Act provides for a cash payment of wages. But, there are cases where it is a custom to pay the wages in kind. Payment in kind means payment other than cash. For example, food and clothing. Such payment may be fully or partly in kind. In such cases, the appropriate government can allow this by issuing a notification.

Also, the appropriate government may provide for essential goods at concessional rates.

9. Are There Any Penalties for Not Paying Minimum Wage?

Yes. There is a penalty of 6 months of imprisonment and/or fine of Rs. 500 for:
Paying less than the minimum wage; and
Breach of any other provision of section 13 of the act.

Further, for any other offence under this Act, there is a fine up to Rs. 500.

10. Does it do What it Aims to do?

This act lays down a lot of provisions to ensure minimum wage. Thus, it is safe to conclude that the Minimum Wage Act provides for the welfare of workers. It takes into account all necessary factors that make sure that a worker leads a decent and dignified life. Hence, it allows him to enjoy at least some degree of social security.

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Karnataka State Govt Employees DA Orders

Karnataka State Govt Employees DA Orders w.e.f. 1.1.2018
“State Government of Karnataka has issued orders for Dearness Allowance for existing employees and pensioners with effect from 1.1.2018”

Government are pleased to sanction Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees at the rate of 1.75% of Basic Pay in the 2018 Revised Pay Scales w.e.f. 01-01-2018.

These orders will apply to the full time Government employees, employees of Zilla Panchayats, work charged employees on regular time scales of pay, full time employees of aided educational Institutions and Universities who are on regular time scales of pay.

For the purpose of this order, the term ‘Basic Pay’ means, pay drawn by a Government Employee in the scale of pay applicable to the post held by him and includes:

a. Stagnation increment, if any, granted to him above the maximum of the scale of pay. b. Personal Pay, if any, granted to him under sub-rule (3) of Rule 7 read with Rule 3(c) of the Karnataka Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2018. c. Additional increment, if any, granted to him above the maximum of the scale of pay.
Basic Pay shall not include any emoluments other than those specified above.
Government are also pleased to sanction Dearness Allowance at the rate of 1.75% of Revised Basic Pension/ Family Pension w.e.f. 01-01-2018 to State Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners as well as to Pensioners/Family Pensioners of Aided Educational Institutions whose Pension/Family Pension is paid out of the consolidate fund of the State.
The payment of Dearness Allowance admissible under this order is payable in cash until further orders.
Separate orders will be issued in respect of employees on UGC/AICTE/ICAR/NJPC scales of pay and also in respect of Pensioners in the said pay scales.
The Dearness Allowance will be shown as a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay for any purpose.

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