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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

AI-CPI IW for March at 239, up by 1 point. 6% DA hike likely from July 2014

All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers For Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for March, 2014 has been announced by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment. The index now stands at 239, an increase by one point over the last month. On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.42 per cent between February, 2014 and March, 2014 compared with the rise of 0.45 per cent between the same two ....

Confederation publishes draft reply to 7th CPC questionnaire

We place hereunder the draft reply to the questionnaire issued by the 7th CPC. We want you to go through the same and make suggestions to enrich it further. We propose to place the same at the staff side meeting of the National Council on 6th May, 2014. ...

Monday, April 28, 2014

DoPT Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.2014

References are being received from various quarters with regard to the amount of Children Education Allowance admissible consequent upon enhancement of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees @ 100% w.e.f. 1 January, 2014 announced vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.1/l/2014-E-1I (B) dated 27th March, 2014........
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Confederation preparing reply to the 7CPC Questionnaire

Reply to be submitted to 7CPC on Questionnaire is being prepared by Confederation CHQ under the able and experienced guidance and leadership of Com....

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Suggestions invited for review of pension rules

Suggestions/comments are invited on the proposed provisions of these Rules from all stake holders, i.e., employees, Heads of Offices, Pay and Accounts Officers, Central Pension Accounting Office, 0/o Controller General of Accounts, pensioners, pensioners' associations and the Directorate of Estates. It is requested that while giving suggestions/comments, the revised Forms as .........
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Abolish NPS : Railway minister to Finance minister

Through this letter, I wish to draw your attention to a long standing demand raised by both Staff Federations of Railways on National Pension Scheme (NPS) for employees of Indian Railways. The Federations have been expressing resentment over operation in the Railways of the National Pension Scheme, which is perceived as a lower social security cover for Railway employees. Their contention is that there are enough grounds ....
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Employees in 5th CPC Scale to get 200% DA w.e.f. 1.1.2014

Subject: Rates of Dearnees Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2014 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as ger 5th Central Pay Commission. .......
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7th CPC questionnaire : BPS publishes draft reply

‘Bharat Pensioners Samaj’. One of the identified Pensioners Federation by GOI M/O Personnel, PG & Pensions-DOPPW and a stake holder. In its capacity as one of the oldest & largest Pensioners Organization with over 500 Affiliated associations, submits here under reply to items Nos 10.1 & 10.1.2 under the head ‘Pension’ in the questionnaire.....

Sunday, April 20, 2014

7th CPC publishes questionnaire seeking views from stakeholders

The Seventh Central Pay Commissions have published a questionnaire on its website seeking the considered views of all stakeholders. The reply may be sent to Post Box No. 4599, Hauz Khas P.O, New Delhi 110 016, and in the case of email to secy-7cpc@nic.in.7th CPC Questionnaire1. Salaries1.1 The considerations on which the minimum salary in case of the lowest Group ‘C’ functionary and the maximum s....

Friday, April 18, 2014

Gramin Dak Sevaks DA hiked to 100% wef January 2014

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communication & IT have issued order hiking the Dearness Allowance of Gramin Dak Sevaks to 100% from 1st January, 2014 following the hike issued to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's O.M. ......
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Women employees entitled to two years uninterrupted CCL : SC ruling

The Supreme Court held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. A bench of justices SJ Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High Court which had held that Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules do not permit uninterrupted CCL(Child Care Leave) for 730 days.....

Monday, April 14, 2014

IAS officers drafting wish list for pay panel

When the country is in the midst of electing a new government, the executive is busy drafting its wish list for the Seventh Pay Commission.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Confederation meeting on 7th CPC, Agitational programme and others

A meeting of the National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held at New Delhi on 31st May 2014 (Saturday) at ITEF Central Head Quarters (Rajouri Garden), New Delhi. The meeting will commence from 11.00 AM and continue till close. The following shall be the agenda of the meeting. All National Secretariat members are requested to attend the meeting in time.

AGENDA .....

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Income Tax e-filing account of tax payers illegally accessed

Finance Ministry has warned that the online e-filing account of some tax payers have been accessed by unauthorised persons. The access however is not hacking. The passwords of the users have been obtained by some other sources and was used to access the details.....

National Convention of Central Government employees : Resolution

he National Secretariat of the Confederation places on record its appreciation over the massive and magnificent participation of the largest number of our members in the 48 hour strike on 12thand 13th Feb. 2014. It was a great manifestation of the confidence the members had ...

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rajya Sabha Q&A : Family Pension under NPS

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) the details of cases of family pension sanctioned, so far, under the New Pension Scheme (NPS) to the families of deceased Central Government employees; .....

Rajya Sabha Q&A : On DA Merger

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is actively considering to merge existing dearness allowance payable to Central Government Employees with basic pay;
(b) if so, the details thereof, and if not, the reasons therefor ........

Railway Pay fixation for running staff promoted after 1-1-2006

7th CPC inviting Staff on Deputation Basis

Seventh pay commission is inviting staff on deputation basis for the temporary posts that have been created for a period of 18 months from the date of constitution of the Commission or till closure of the Commission whichever is earlier. In addition to the pay scales, the posts will carry all other usual allowances as admissible in terms of orders and instructions in force on the subject as issued by the Government of India from time to time. These posts have to be filled up only on deputation basis. .......

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Direct Taxes Code 2013 : Top 10 facts

The Finance Ministry on Tuesday released a revised Direct Taxes Code (DTC) for comments. The new tax code is meant to create an efficient direct tax system by replacing the archaic Income Tax Act. The Direct Taxes Code Bill, 2010, was introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2010 and was later referred to the Standing Committee on Finance. ........

Railways constitute committee for Productivity Linked Bonus

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee for evolving a new formula for Productivity Linked Bonus on Indian Raiways. The Committee will consist of the following :- ......

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FinMin rejects I-T exemption limit hike to Rs 3 lakh

The Finance Ministry has rejected the recommendation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee headed by former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on raising the income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh. The recommendation was made as part of the Committee’s report on the Direct Tax Code (DTC). Adjusting the slabs will cause tax revenue losses to the tune of Rs 60,000 crore a year to the exchequer, the Ministry has said. .......

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Grant of Non-Functional Scale to Section Officers of CSS - Clarification

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OMs No.21/36/03-CS.I dated 13.11.2003 and No.5/4/2005-CS.| dated 25.01.2006 on the subject mentioned above. Clarifications have been
sought by various cadre units on the manner of fixation of pay of Section Ofñcers upon granting NFS. ....
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IT Cadre Restructuring: Distribution of Posts

In continuation of separate sanction orders of CBDT vide F. No. HRD/CM/102/3/2009-10/11/0167 dated le July 2013 for creation of posts in the IRS and grades other than the IRS, and in supercession of all earlier orders regarding distribution of posts in various CCA Regions, posts in various grades in the Income .....
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CGHS empanelment validity extended



Attention is drawn to the Office Memorandum issued earlier extending validity of empanelment of all health care organizations under CGHS till 31st March, 2014....

AI-CPI IW for February at 238, up by 1 point. 6% DA hike likely from July 2014

All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers For Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for February, 2014 has been announced and now stands at 238, an increase by one point over the last month. The increase comes after a downward trend in the last two months. In November 2013 the index was 243, which came down by 4 points in December to 239 and further by two points in January 2014 to reach 237....

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Railway DA hike order

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 25.09.2013 (S.No. PC-VI/325, RBE No. 98/2013) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90%to 100% with effect from 1st January, 2014.....

Third MACP to MCM in Ordnance Establishments : INDWF writes to DGOF and Chairman, OFB

Restructuring of Cadre of Artisan Staff in Defence Establishments in modification of recommendation of 6th CPC- framing of Recruitment Rules for the post of Master Craftsman (MCM) and Chargeman both in the same GP of Rs.4200/-