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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

AIRF writes to National Council(JCM) urging for the finalization of the TOR for 7th CPC

The AIRF has written to the JCM urging for the finalization of the terms of reference for the seventh pay commission


All India Railwaymen’s Federation

No.AIRF/405( VII CPC)

United we stand - Together we conquer

Battle lines for a showdown of the Central Govt. Employees are drawn. Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers had served notice for 48 hours strike on 2014 February 12th & 13th, to Cabinet Secretary on 21st January 2014 alongwith 15 point Charter of demands.....

Railways - Unions to decide on indefinite general strike on February 17th, 2014

The unions under the railway will meet on February 17 to decide whether or not to proceed with the proposed indefinite general strike.

A strike ballot conducted during December 20-21 at over 1,000 voting centres, saw majority of the railway men - nearly 90% favoring the strike .........
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Agenda : SCOVA meeting - 5th February, 2014

The undersigned is directed to say that the 24th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP) will be held on Wednesday, the 5 th February, 2014 at 4.00 PM in:- ....
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Fin Min approves Rs.1,000 minimum Monthly Pension & clears enhancing the wage ceiling to Rs.15,000



The Finance Ministry has approved a proposal for providing a minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 to workers in the organised sector, a move which would benefit 27 lakh pensioners immediately...

Lok Sabha Q&A : LTC policy review

whether the Government plans to review the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) policy to check bogus LTC claims, inflated air travel bills and foreign travels by the employees of the Central Government, State Bank of India and other PSUs as reported in the media;
(b) if so,....

DoPT published updated brochure on SC/ST/OBC reservation

The brochure on reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services was last updated by Department of Personnel & Training in the year 2011. In this connection this Department's 0.M No. No.A36011/1/2011-Estt(Res) dated 17/11/2011 refers.....
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Identification of Scientific and Technical posts for exemption from the purview of SC/ST reservation

..... scientific and technical posts required for conducting research or for organizing, guiding and directing research which satisfy the conditions laid down therein, can be exempted from the purview of the orders relating to reservations for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. .....
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Confederation issues notice to Cabinet Secretary on 48 hour strike on February 12 & 13

The Confederation have issued notice  to the Cabinet Secretary, Govt. of India on the 48 hours nationwide strike of Central Government Employees on 12th &13th February 2014. The strike is called demanding settlement of 15 point Charter of Demands including .....
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Wife has the right to know husband’s salary

Wives of government servants have a "right" to know salary particulars of their husbands and these details should also be made public by their offices as mandated under suo-moto disclosure clause of the RTI Act ...
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Dopt clarification on fixation of pay of senior PAs in the pre-revised scale of Rs.7450-11500

The-undersigned is directed to say that references are still being received from Ministries/Departments regarding fixation of' pay of senior PAS of CSSS and payment of arrears in the revised pay structure with the PAS of CSSS _who were promoted between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008. PAS of CSSS promoted between 1.1.2006 ......
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800 hospitals under AHPI to stop cashless CGHS facility from 1 February, 2014

Over 800 hospitals under Association of Healthcare Providers India empanelled under the CGHS have decided to stop the cashless facility offered to the central government employees from February 1, 2014. The association claims that the government has not cleared arrears of Rs ......
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EPFO planning on providing housing to subscribers

The retirement fund body - EPFO is working on plans on a scheme to provide affordable housing to its over 5 crore subscribers. The housing will be made available on additional contribution of 10 per cent by them from their basic wages every month. .....
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PFRDA publishes draft guidelines on withdrawal of 25% of accumulated contributions

As per Chapter VI, Sec 20 (2b) of the PFRDA act, 2013 it has been provided that withdrawals, not exceeding twenty-five percent (25%) of the contribution made by the subscriber, may be permitted from the individual pension account subject to the conditions, such as purpose, frequency and limits as may be specified by the regulations. ....
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DA merger soon : Unconfirmed reports

It has been reported that the government is considering the merger of 50% of the DA with the basic. The government is likely to take a decision during the budget session of Parliament in February 2014. The information was given by sources close to the  .......
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EPFO decides 8.75% interest for 2013-14

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has decided to provide 8.75 per cent interest to its subscribers for the year 2013-14.

"We have decided to recommend to the government 8.75 per cent rate of interest for 2013-14 to its subscribers, .........
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Confederation calls for two day strike on 12th & 13th February 2014

The extended national executive meeting confederation have decided to organise two days strike on 12th & 13th February 2014 during parliament session. The strike will be demanding the following
  1. DA Merger
  2. Interim Relief
  3. ........

Unions to press for 9.5% interest on PF deposits for FY14

Trade unions will press for 9.5 per cent interest on PF deposits to over five crore subscribers for the current fiscal at next week's meeting of the trustees of retirement fund body EPFO. ......

BJP's proposal to scrap income-tax feasible, say experts

Experts have openioned that abolishing income tax and other levies and replacing them with some other suitable form of revenue is feasible and desirable.

The radical proposal, which is being talked about by the BJP, relates to abolition of all direct and indirect taxes for  ......

24th SCOVA meeting scheduled during February 2014

The 24th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) of the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare is scheduled to be held in the month of February.  The details of the date, time and venue of the meeting will follow. The meeting will be chaired by the Hon'ble Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Pubic Grievances & Pensions. ....
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CGHS : Private hospitals, dental clinics, eye centres, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres under CGHS Delhi & NCR



The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the empanelment of hospitals under CGHS vide Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's Office Memorandum No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX) dated 14.02.2013, vide which 'Continuous Empanelment Scheme' for private hospitals, dental clinics, eye centres, diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres under CGHS was revived with a view to empanel more health care organizations for CGHS beneficiaries. .....

AIAAS : LDC-UDC issue - Paper submitted in Delhi meeting

This is an assembly of the representatives of deprived & low paid but highly responsible employees in the clerical cadre of category of Group C working in various offices of Government of India offices i.e. LDC & UDC whose cases have been ignored by successive pay commissions and Governments with regard to ......
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Govt to revise rates for CGHS hospitals, several new measures proposed

The Government is in the process of revising the rates of medical procedures offered by empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centres under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and giving them early payment assurance to encourage more medical institutions join the scheme.  .....

Grant of financial upgradation under MACP scheme-wrongful clarification issued by Railway Board - NFIR Letter

NFIR vide its letter dated 30/01/2013 had invited attention of the Railway Board (MS) to clarification issued by the Railway Board vide letter dated 13/12/2012 and illogically upheld further vide letter dated 05/03/2013. In its letter dated 30/01/2013, while explaining rule position in detail, Federation had demanded .....
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BJP and Modi for abolishing Income Tax

For the first time, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate has spoken directly on an economic issue. Speaking at function organised by yoga guru Baba Ramdev in Delhi yesterday (5 January 2014), Narendra Modi promised a substantial reform of the tax system which "is a burden on the common man. There is need to reform it. It is the need of the time." ........

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Fixation of Pay of Assistants of CSS in the Revised Pay structure as per the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008

The undersigned is directed to say that references are still being received from Ministries/Departments regarding fixation of pay of Assistants in the revised pay structure. In this connection OM of even number dated 22.12.2010, enclosing .......
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Karnatala COC works out sample Minimum wage & Pay fixation forumala for 7th CPC

The staff side of the JCM had given representation demanding Rs 10,000/-as minimum wage for Central Government Employees. The 6th CPC in itsreport vide para no 2.2.15 had calculated a minimum wage of Rs 5478/-today if we are calculate the minimum wage it should be more than Rs21,000/- apart from HRA and other allowances. .....

Thursday, January 2, 2014

November CPI IW up by 2 points, at 243. Chances of 101% DA from Jan 2014


It is also likely that the DA may touch 101%. An increase by three points during the month of December will make the DA  ......
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

TKR Pillai appeals to assemble at Delhi on 9th January on LDC/UDC Grade Pay Issue

This Association has been receiving opinion from LDC & UDCs of various Ministries of GOI in respect of upgradation of grade pay viz. (1) taking up of the LDC & UDC issue through political leaders including Sonia Gandhi (2) Challenge the present pay structure of LDC & UDC in the Principle bench of CAT. (3) Conducting pen-down strike .....
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OROP : PCDA clarification on minimum guaranteed pension for pre-2006 pensioners

PDAs are aware that as per this office circulars cited under reference, Family pension in respect of Commissioned Officers will be revised by PDAs as per tables attached with above cited circulars. It has been observed that various PDAs feel difficulties while revising pension w.e.f. 24.09.2012. .....
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