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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

DoPT minister, Shri. Jitendra Singh clarifies - No proposal in retirement age

DoPT minister, Shri. Jitendra Singh clarifies - No proposal in retirement age: In Lok Sabha today, the Dopt Minister Shri Jitendra Singh said that there is no proposal to reduce the retirement age to 58 years of age or 33 years of service for Central Government employees.In a written reply for the question regarding the retirement age of Central Government employees in Parliament today, the concerend Minster of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said that the there is no suc....
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CPC implementation gazette likely in April

CPC implementation gazette likely in April: he gazette to put into effect the Seventh pay commission recommendation will be issued in April before the announcement of West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Tamil Nadu states assemblies’ election in May 2016, which will benefit 50 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners including dependents, Sources of Finance Ministry said Sunday. Emboldened by the victory of Bihar, congress said th....
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The Govt Employees National Federation demands re-look into the 7th CPC report

The Govt Employees National Federation demands re-look into the 7th CPC report: The Government Employees' National Federation has demanded a re-look at the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) report and sought a rationalised pay structure. In a memorandum submitted to Union Minister Jitendra Singh, the Federation said that while there are some positive recommendations in the 7th CPC report, there are, at the same time, several instances which need a relook. Thus, the memoran....
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Interest Rate on PF Deposit May Be Raised for FY16

Interest Rate on PF Deposit May Be Raised for FY16: The EPFO is likely to hike the interest rate on PF deposits for 2015-16, from 8.75 per cent fixed for the last two financial years, during its trustees' meet today."Though the proposal for fixing rate of interest on PF deposits is not listed on agenda, the EPFO's apex decision making body the Central Board of Trustee (CBT) can announce rate in its meeting scheduled," said a source.The source furth....
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Disciplinary action for defaulting in timely verification of caste certificates

Disciplinary action for defaulting in timely verification of caste certificates: Central and state government employees may face disciplinary action for defaulting in timely verification of caste certificates issued to SC or ST category people, as per the new guidelines being finalised by the Centre. All states will also have to put in place a process to check within a definite time frame genuineness of caste certificates issued to those belonging to reserved class in order to....
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Sponsored adventure sports with special casual leave for CG employees

Sponsored adventure sports with special casual leave for CG employees: Central government employees can now go skiing in the sylvan surroundings of Gulmarg or rock climbing in Manali, all while enjoying a special casual leave granted by the government which will also bear the expenses for their outing.To foster the spirit of risk-taking and team work, the Modi government has asked the 50 lakh central government employees to participate in adventure sports. The measur....
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Govt calls meeting of Central Secretariat Staff to resolve 7th CPC issues

Govt calls meeting of Central Secretariat Staff to resolve 7th CPC issues: The government has called a meeting with the all representatives of central secretariat staff today to resolve the protest of staff against the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations.The Seventh Pay Commission proposed to restore field staff pay parity with the central secretariat staff for coming under uniform pay package in its 900-page report, the central secretariat staff now get higher pay th....
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Monday, November 30, 2015

7th Pay Panel Proposals A Gimmick : Narayanasamy

7th Pay Panel Proposals A Gimmick : Narayanasamy: Terming the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for Central government employees as a “gimmick”, AICC general secretary and former union minister V Narayanasamy said the employees will get no benefits if the recommendations were implemented.In a statement here on Thursday, Narayanasamy said the recommendations has projected a hike of 23.55 per cent.He said the 6th Pay Commission recommendati....
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OROP payment from Jnauary

OROP payment from Jnauary: About 25 lakh armed forces veterans get their first enhanced pension under the One Rank One Pension Scheme, or OROP, in January, reports NDTV. The enhanced pensions will cost the exchequer around Rs 7,000 crore.The Ministry of Defence, meanwhile, is rethinking whether it should debar officers and men who go home before completing their tenure from the benefits of OROP.About 80% officers and men l....
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7th CPC - Implementation Cell set up

7th CPC - Implementation Cell set up: View the document....
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10 reasons why unions are furious over 7th CPC recommendations

10 reasons why unions are furious over 7th CPC recommendations: The proposed 7th Pay Commission hike is lowest in many decades and not in sync with inflation - least hike (proposed) in the last 30 years. Considering the inflation, it is unsatisfactory. 7th Pay Commission has recommended a 14.3 per cent hike in net pay against projected 23.55 per cent. The previous pay commission had recommended for a hike of 54%, which was implemented It was expected....
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Massive demonstrations to protest against retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC

Massive demonstrations to protest against retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC: In a letter issues to all affiliated unions, the All India Railwaymen’s Federation have announced that it has been decided that all the constituents of NJCA shall give direction to their affiliates to hold massive demonstrations, bearing black badges, on 27th November, 2015, against the following retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC.No.AIRF/24(C)       &nbsp....
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Disappointing, retrograde and worst : Confederation on CPC recommendations

Disappointing, retrograde and worst : Confederation on CPC recommendations: The Confederation Of Central Government Employees & Workers have termed the Seventh Pay Commission report as “most disappointing, retrograde and worst recommendations ever made by any previous Pay Commission”. Protest demonstrations all over the country planned NJCA leaders will meet at Delhi on 20.11.2015 at ....
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Friday, November 20, 2015

7th CPC : Report submitted - Highlights

7th CPC : Report submitted - Highlights: The Seventh Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday and recommended a 16 per cent hike in the pay of 50 lakh central government employees. Minimum pay will be Rs. 18,000/-; maximum pay at Rs 2.25 lakhPay Bands and Grade Pay has been dispensedPay matrix with distinct Pay Levels to replace Pay Bands and Grade PayTo get the new pa....
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7th CPC strongly recommends health insurance for govt employees

7th CPC strongly recommends health insurance for govt employees: The pay panel has "strongly" recommended the introduction of health insurance scheme for central government employees and pensioners and has taken a grim view of the "tardiness" in implementing the plan, recommended earlier too. Commission opined that health insurance for the government employees and pensioners remains the most optimal route for ensuring complete coverage for all employees, p....
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7th CPC recommends performance-linked pay for all employees

7th CPC recommends performance-linked pay for all employees: The Seventh Pay Commission has recommended performance-linked pay for all central government employees, but has suggested that each department be given the flexibility to work out its own matrix. The panel has suggested that the incentive could be in the form of a "non-additive cash component" of their current pay, paid at the end of the fiscal year and should not be linked to savings. Performance....
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Can Handle Financial Implications of Pay Commission: Finance Ministry

Can Handle Financial Implications of Pay Commission: Finance Ministry: The Finance Ministry on Thursday said it can "handle" financial implications of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission and will work out modalities for implementation of the suggestions."There are challenges, we will face that... It's not going to impact this fiscal. By the time it is implemented, it goes into next financial year and our growth prospects are good, our economy is pretty ....
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The Big Deal : 7th CPC recommends OROP for civilians also

The Big Deal : 7th CPC recommends OROP for civilians also: It had been a tough struggle for the military veterans to push for the implementation of the One Rank One Pension scheme. There had not been much demand from civilian site except for some isolated demands. But the surprose came from the 7th Pay Commission report.   The 7th Pay Commission report on Thursday recommended ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) for all employees, including defence per....
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Summary of Pay Commission recommendations

Summary of Pay Commission recommendations: Summary of Seventh Central Pay Commission Report Recommended Date of implementation: 01.01.2016
Minimum Pay: Based on the Aykroyd formula, the minimum pay in government is recommended to be set at ₹18,000 per month.
Maximum Pay: ₹2,25,000 per month for Apex Scale and ₹2,50,000 per month for Cabinet Secretary and others presently at the same pay level.
Financial Implications: The total....
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Seventh Central Pay Commission Report

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Seventh Central Pay Commission Report

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

7th CPC : 22-23 % hike on total salary expected : Live Mint

7th CPC : 22-23 % hike on total salary expected : Live Mint: The Live Mint E-paper reports that the actual hike for the central government employees as recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission will be 22-23% on the total salary.The 15% increase as suggested by the Pay Commission headed by Justice A.K. Mathur is the increment on the basic salary plus dearness allowance (DA) component. However increase in allowances like house rent allowance (HRA) ....
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Official update : 7th CPC report to be submitted on 19.11.2015 at 19:30 hours

Official update : 7th CPC report to be submitted on 19.11.2015 at 19:30 hours: There were media reports that the Seventh Central Pay Commission will submit its final report to the government on 19th November.The Pay Commission’s Chairman Justice A K Mathur did clarify to the PTI “We are ready with the report and will submit it on November 19,”The commission's website (http://7cpc.india.gov.in/) is also updated with the messageLatestThe Commission has completed its deliberati....
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Media reports : 7th CPC report likely on 19th November. 15% hike rumored

Media reports : 7th CPC report likely on 19th November. 15% hike rumored: More and more reports are coming in suggesting that 7th Pay Commission would be submitting its recommendations on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Employees 19th or 20th November 2015. The report also suggest that the huge disappointment waits the employees as the commission is likely to suggest a 15% salary hike as against the expected increase in pay of around 40%. The sixth pay commiss....
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7th CPC is likely to recommend an average hike of 15 : Economic Times

7th CPC is likely to recommend an average hike of 15 : Economic Times: The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) is likely to submit its final report to finance ministry on November 20 which is due for implementation from January 1, 2016.More than 48 lakh serving central government employees and 54 lakh pensioners will be impacted by the 7th CPC, which is likely to recommend an average hike of 15 percent, said a source.The 900-page report is believed to have made suggesti....
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7th CPC likely to submit report on November 20

7th CPC likely to submit report on November 20: The 7th Central Pay Commission is likely to submit its final report to finance ministry on November 20 which is due for implementation from January 1, 2016.More than 48 lakh serving central government employees and 54 lakh pensioners will be impacted by the 7th CPC which is likely to recommend an average hike of 15%, said a source.The 900-page report is believed to have made suggestions on parity ....
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Confederation of officers of 20 civil services demands parity with IAS

Confederation of officers of 20 civil services demands parity with IAS: Confederation of Civil Services Association (COSCA) representing thousands of officers of 20 civil services, including Indian Police Service (IPS), has petitioned Seventh Central Pay Commission complaining of “caste prejudice” and seeking job parity with IAS officers.In a representation, it termed as “quite unfortunate” the attempts to “run down” members of other civil services by fostering a feel....
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One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel

One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Forces Personnel: View the document....
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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Govt. issues OROP notification

Govt. issues OROP notification: The Government today issued the much awaited One Rank One Pension or OROP scheme. Although, a formal announcement on OROP was made on September 5, no official order was issued because of Bihar elections and the Election Commission's Model Code of Conduct.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar signed the official notification today evening making good his promise that the government will implement OROP ....
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Govt. issues OROP notification

Govt. issues OROP notification: The Government today issued the much awaited One Rank One Pension or OROP scheme. Although, a formal announcement on OROP was made on September 5, no official order was issued because of Bihar elections and the Election Commission's Model Code of Conduct.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar signed the official notification today evening making good his promise that the government will implement OROP ....
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Friday, November 6, 2015

OROP to be notified before Diwali: Defence Minister

OROP to be notified before Diwali: Defence Minister: Union defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that the official notification for the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) scheme will be issued before Diwali even as armed forces veterans staging a protest to press their demand of the scheme said that they will return their medals across the country on November 9-10.“We have unanimously decided to return our medals across India,” said Group Cap....
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7th CPC may recommend computer literacy test mandatory for increments, promotions

7th CPC may recommend computer literacy test mandatory for increments, promotions: The Seventh Pay commission is planning to recommend computer literacy test mandatory for all central government employees to become eligible for annual increments and promotions.Pitching for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Digital India Programme, the pay commission is likely to move towards digital governance, which would not only ensure transparency but also bring accountability.“We are....
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Railway : 30 days ad-hoc bonus order

Railway : 30 days ad-hoc bonus order: GOVERNMENT OF INDIAMINISTRY OF RAILWAYS(RAILWAY BOARD)RBE No.140/2015No.E(P&A)II-2015/Bonus-1New Delhi, Dated 02/11/2015The General Managers/CAOs (R),All Indian Railways & Production Units,(As per mailing list)Subject: Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to the Group ‘C’ & `D’ RPF/RPSF personnel for the financial year 2014-2015The President is pleased to decide that all Group ‘C’ & ‘....
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Automobile industry waiting for Seventh Pay Commission report

Automobile industry waiting for Seventh Pay Commission report: India’s automobile sector is keenly awaiting the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission in the hope that government employees will flock to showrooms with their pockets loaded with cash.Yet, what may still go against the industry is if the Pay Commission’s recommendations are implemented as soon as the report is submitted. This will mean that the implementation may not have any retrospectiv....
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OROP likely to be deferred

OROP likely to be deferred: The NDA government of India had decided to implement OROP (One Rank, One Pension) and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the notification on OROP will be issued before Diwali. “Notification on OROP will be issued once Election Commission (EC) code in Bihar polls gets over. I will try to issue notification before Diwali,” Parrikar has said. However, reports now indicate that the ....
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7th CPC, OROP will not impact fiscal deficit: MoS, Finance, Jayant Sinha

7th CPC, OROP will not impact fiscal deficit: MoS, Finance, Jayant Sinha: Increase in salary bill due to Seventh Pay Commission and Implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) will not strain government’s fiscal position, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha today said.“I think we are in a very good shape as far as fiscal management is concerned. That was appreciated by all economists,” he said while interacting with reporters after a meeting of economists which....
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30-Day bonus for non-gazetted employees

30-Day bonus for non-gazetted employees: The central government today announced an "ad-hoc bonus" equivalent to 30 days emoluments to its non-gazetted employees ahead of the festive season.Central government employees in Group C and D and all non-gazetted employees in Group B would get the ad-hoc non-productivity linked bonus, according to a notification by the Finance Ministry." ... grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus) ....
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Assets and liabilities filing under Lokpal : Deadline extended to April 15, 2016

Assets and liabilities filing under Lokpal : Deadline extended to April 15, 2016: The Centre today extended by six months, till April 15 next year, the deadline for central government employees to file details of their assets and liabilities along with that of their spouses and dependent children as part of mandatory obligations under Lokpal Act. This is the fourth extension in the time limit for filing the details which came four days ahead of the last deadline. "The last date....
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Govt. may enhance bonus ceiling to Rs. 10,000/- Maximum payment of 21,000/-

Govt. may enhance bonus ceiling to Rs. 10,000/- Maximum payment of 21,000/-: The Government is considering the proposal by the Ministry of Labour to the Cabinet for enhancement of ceiling of bonus from Rs. 3500 to Rs.10, 000 with a cap of maximum payment of Rs. 21,000. It is likely to be taken up by the Cabinet on 10th of next month. The Election Commissioner has cleared it. However it is not included in the current Cabinet Agenda.If accepted, the new bonus will be disburs....
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78-day bonus likely for Railway employees

78-day bonus likely for Railway employees: Railway employees are likely to be given 78-day wages as productivity-linked bonus (PLB) for the fiscal 2014-15, the same as in the last three years, despite the financial crunch. The proposal to give 78-day bonus to railwaymen is likely to come up tomorrow at the Cabinet meeting, sources said. If the Cabinet decides tomorrow for a 78-day bonus then about 12 lakh railway employees will g....
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Govt. restricting 7th CPC benefits? FM says "7th CPC will be mindful of fiscal concerns"

Govt. restricting 7th CPC benefits? FM says "7th CPC will be mindful of fiscal concerns": Finance ministry has indicated that the Seventh Pay Commission will be mindful of the fiscal concerns of the government while giving its report on new pay scales and remunerations for central government employees and pensioners.“We have communicated our concerns with regard to sustainability of public expenditure to Pay Commission. I am sure the members and chairman of the commission are aware of ....
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Free IGNOU courses for central govt employees

Free IGNOU courses for central govt employees: The central government employees keen to pursue higher studies will now be able to do so from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and that too, free of cost. IGNOU has devised a special course for them called -- Distance and E-Learning Programmes for Government Employees (DELPGE). The programme is open only to Central employees, working in ministries, departments and attached offices.Co....
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234% DA from July 2015 to employees in 5th CPC Scale

234% DA from July 2015 to employees in 5th CPC Scale: View the document....
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National Joint Council of Action defers the indefinite strike from 23 Nov, 2015

National Joint Council of Action defers the indefinite strike from 23 Nov, 2015: National Joint Council of Action met on 30.09.2015 to discuss on the proposed indefinite strike from 23 Nov, 2015. It was decided that as the government is delaying the submission of the seventh pay commission report till the Bihar election, the strike action slated for 23rd November 2015 be delayed to coincide with the Parliament budget session during February - April, 2015NJCANational ....
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Government wants employees to take up adventure sports. Gyms to set up in departments

Government wants employees to take up adventure sports. Gyms to set up in departments: After Yoga, the Modi government now wants employees to take up adventure sports like rock-climbing, trekking, paragliding, rafting and snorkelling so as to "create and foster spirit of risk-taking" and tackle the "impact of sedentary life".The government will also set up a gymnasium in each of its central department as it believes "healthy employees are happy employees"This is part of two new sche....
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Aug 2015 CPI-IW up by 1 point at 264. Jan 2016 DA likely to be 125%, a hike of 6%

Aug 2015 CPI-IW up by 1 point at 264. Jan 2016 DA likely to be 125%, a hike of 6%: The Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment have announced the All-India CPI-IW for August 2015. It stands at 264, an increase of 1 point from 263 for the month of July. On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.38 per cent between July, 2015 and August, 2015 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.40 per cent between the same two months a year ago. Read the full press note h....
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7th CPC: Under-performers may have to retire early, annual increments based on performance

7th CPC: Under-performers may have to retire early, annual increments based on performance: Five to six per cent annual pay hike of Central Government employees is likely to be linked to tangible performance criterion. Under-performers are likely to be retired by 55 or 30 years of service, according to the Seventh Pay Commission report to be submitted soon.The overall hike being recommended by former Justice A K Mathur-headed 7th Pay Commission is around 30 per cent. The Central Governme....
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Government to stop interviews in junior posts

Government to stop interviews in junior posts: More than a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called to end the culture of "sifarish" (recommendation leading to nepotism), the government has decided to do away with the process of interviews in junior posts.Under the new system, which will come into effect from January 1 next year, skill tests and physical tests will not be dispensed with and candidates will have to prove their competence....
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COC Karnataka on possible 7th CPC report submission date

COC Karnataka on possible 7th CPC report submission date: Reproduction from Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State blogComrades,There are lot of enquiries about the 7th CPC report submission. Let us examine the following facts.1) The 7th CPC had issued following statement in July 2015 in its website http://7cpc.india.gov.in/ . Even today the same status is existing.“Further to the memoranda received from a variety ....
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DA from July, 2015 - Finance Ministry order

DA from July, 2015 - Finance Ministry order: The Finance Ministry have issued the office memorandum regarding the Payment of Dearness Allowance at Revised Rates to Central Government employees effective from 1.7.2015 View the document....
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7th CPC likely to recommend up to 30% pay hike

7th CPC likely to recommend up to 30% pay hike: There are reports that the Seventh Pay Commission is likely to recommend a substantial pay hike which could be up to 30% or even more.There will be 5 to 6% performance-based increment every year and those who are under-performing could retire by 55 years of age or after 30 years of service, added sources. House Rent Allowance could also be hiked by 10% to 30%.Source : IBN Live....
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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Full pension for pre-2006 pensioners having more than 20 years of service

Full pension for pre-2006 pensioners having more than 20 years of service:  In view of the fact that review Petition filed by UOI RP (C) NO. 2565/2015 in SLP (C) No. 6567/2015 UOI Vs M.O. Inasu dismissed by HSC on  28.8.2015,  and Following file notings of DOPW (obtained under RTI)let us hope DOP&PW will now issue necessary instructions extending benefit of full min. pension to all pre 2006 pensioners irrespective of Q.S. rendered.The extract from....
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Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years before retirement

Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years before retirement: DoPT has issued a circular toreview status regarding compliance of the rule by which the verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years before retirement has been carried out and certificates has been issued.View the document....
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Centre planning compulsorily retirement for those with doubtful integrity or poor at work

Centre planning compulsorily retirement for those with doubtful integrity or poor at work: The Centre is planning to act tough against officials of doubtful integrity and those poor at work. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has asked all departments to identify such public servants and move proposals for their premature retirement.The decision comes following a meeting held by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha recently on the mechanism to be adopted to ensure probity among the G....
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7th CPC likely to propose higher HRA rates

7th CPC likely to propose higher HRA rates: The Seventh Pay Commission may hike the HRA - the House Rent Allowance admissible to the central government staff. The move is aimed to encourage property owners to rent out their properties and to reduce the shortage of rented out houses.The pay commission may recommend for four categories instead of the existing three. The employees under the current category 'X' cities may be eligible for HRA ....
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JCM demands OROP for all Central Government staff

JCM demands OROP for all Central Government staff: The joint consultative machinery for all Central Government staff has demanded that one rank one pension be implemented for all current and future pensioners. The demand is to implement it in the Seventh Pay Commission.The move comes shortly after the Government decided to implement OROP for defence personnel.OROP already exists for the judges of the Supreme Court, High Court and CAG, the letter s....
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Cabinet clears 6% DA hike

Cabinet clears 6% DA hike: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to increase dearness allowance (DA) to 119% from 113%, which will potentially benefit over one crore government employees and pensioners. The proposal to increase DA by six percentage points was taken at a meeting by the Union Cabinet. The proposed DA hike will take effect from July 1. As per the agreed formula, the DA rate increase is an average o....
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Armymen who opted VRS also to get OROP benefits: PM Modi

Armymen who opted VRS also to get OROP benefits: PM Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that military personnel who retired prematurely will benefit from one rank one pension (OROP), reaching out to veterans a day after his government announced the scheme but differences emerged over entitlements to those who opt for voluntary retirement. "VRS (voluntary retirement scheme) key naam pe bhram failaya jaa raha hai (Some people are trying to sp....
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OROP announcement - Key points

OROP announcement - Key points: The OROP will be implemented from July 1, 2014 and the base year would be 2013.The estimated cost to implement OROP would be between Rs 8,000 crore to Rs 10,000 crore.The pension of ex-servicemen will be revised every five years.Re-fixed pension will be the average of minimum and maximum pension in 2013.A one-member judicial committee will be constituted. This committee will be responsible of givi....
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Full Text of the OROP announcement by Defence Minister

Full Text of the OROP announcement by Defence Minister: Read the statement of the Defence Minister announcing the OROP scheme Also read : OROP announcement - Key points“Government of Indiarespects its Defence Forces and Ex-Servicemen for their valour, patriotism and sacrifices. The Government is proud of their devotion to duty and bravery. Our forces, besides vigilantly and gallantly defending the nation, have displayedexemplary standards of ....
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Govt announces OROP scheme

Govt announces OROP scheme: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday announced the government's decision to implement One Rank, One Pension scheme. At the press conference, Parrikar said: "The government has decided to implement the OROP."Saying that the OROP issue has been pending for nearly four decades, Parrikar said to implement OROP, the estimated cost to the exchequer would be Rs 8,000 crore-Rs 10,000 crore a....
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NMC appeals for DA hike w.e.f. July 2015

NMC appeals for DA hike w.e.f. July 2015: National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the pending installment of 7 per cent DA due from July this year for the Central government employees."We appealed to the PM to announce and release the pending installment of 7 per cent DA due from July this year for employees and pensioners of the Centre as well as state governments in view of increasing ....
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RSS pushing for early OROP implementation

RSS pushing for early OROP implementation: The RSS favours the early implementation of the One Rank One Pension. At a three day coordination meeting between the BJP and the RSS commencing today, various issues have come up for discussion.One of the key points that was raised during the meeting was the implementation of the One Rank One Pension. Sources part of the meet informed that the RSS feels that the issue needs to be resolved at the ....
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OROP : Annual pension revision not possible - Finance Minister

OROP : Annual pension revision not possible - Finance Minister: Finance minister Arun Jaitley virtually ruled out annual revisions of pension — a demand by agitating ex-servicemen under 'one rank, one pension' — but said on Monday the government would safeguard interests of soldiers retiring at an early age through higher pensions.Annul revisions in pension do not happen anywhere in the world, he said.Jaitley said the government was committed to OROP but the "....
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Confederation clarifies : Sept 2nd general strike stands

Confederation clarifies : Sept 2nd general strike stands: After two rounds of discussion between the Group of Ministers and the central trade unions on the 12-point charter of demands of the trade unions held on 26th and 27th August 2015, the GoM headed by Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley sent an appeal through the press release dated 27-08-2015 (Press Information Bureau) after 10 pm urging upon the trade unions to reconsider the call for countrywide ....
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

OROP scheme likely to be rolled out ahead of Bihar polls

The government is likely to announce the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen before the  Bihar Assembly polls later this year, top government sources indicated today. ............

INDWF reports on last meeting with 7th Pay Commission

Dear Colleagues, On 09.06.2015 a meeting was attended by the Standing Committee members of National Council, JCM with the 7th Central Pay Commission at Pay commission office, New Delhi. Representatives of the following organisations have participated ...........
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OROP:Ex-servicemen rallies across India; Indefinite relay hunger strike from June 15

The ex-servicemen will organise mahasangram rallies in around 55 cities across India seeking implementation of the One Rank One Pension. The rally will be followed by an indefinite relay hunger strike commencing from June 15 at 9 AM. Around 5,000 people.........
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Confederation release on Staff Side meeting with the 7th CPC

As indicated in our last circular letter, the final meeting with the 7th CPC was held on 9.6.2015. Earlier on 8th afternoon, the Staff side had met separately to chalk out the course of negotiations. The National JCA also met on the same day. The National Anomaly Committee met on 9th June, 2015 at 3.00 pm under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (E) Department of Personnel at Room No. 72 North Block, New Delhi............
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Brief of the NC/JCM(Staff Side) - 7th CPC meeting

A meeting of National Council JCM Staff Side with 7th Pay Commission was held on 09.06.2015 at New Delhi. It was last meeting of 7th Pay Commission with JCM. JCM had already submitted memorandum regarding common issues of Central Government Employees to 7th CPC on 30th June, 2015. JCM submitted memorandum in two parts. Part one deals ........
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JCM-7thCPC meeting : New pay likely from Jan 2016. Report likely to be submitted by August end

NFIR has published the details of final meeting of the JCM (Staff Side) delegation with the 7th Central Pay Commission. The opinion was that the response of the Pay Commission by and large has been satisfactory on ..........
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Surgical operation by Indian army in Myanmar to avenge guerrilla killings

In a rare demonstration of its capabilities, special forces carried out "surgical strikes" inside Myanmar where the guerrillas had fled to after the deadly attack on security forces leaving 20 armymen killed. The cross border revenge attack was done in coordination with the Myanmar regime after the clearance to conduct the surgical strikes were given at the highest level in the government. ..........
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Upgradation of Pay for LDC and UDC on agenda at today's NAC meeting

The Secretary, NCJCM Staff Side has already informed that a meeting NAC will be held after the final Meeting of NCJCM with 7th Pay Commission. Accordingly the DOPT is holding the National Anomaly Committee Meeting today at 3.00 PM at New Delhi. ...........
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Centralized Pension Disbursement System for Army, Air Force & Navy

Defence Accounts Department is the nodal agency in Pension matters in respect of officers, PBORs and other employees working in the Defence Forces as well as other establishments under the Ministry of Defence. Pension is sanctioned in a centralized manner by PCDA (Pension),.........
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Minimum bonus to be 4500/-, Salary threshold made 15,000/-

Several lakhs of workers in the organised sector will benefit as the Narendra Modi government is set to raise the salary threshold for mandatory bonus for workers from Rs 10,000 a month at present to Rs 15,000 and the minimum bounty from an annual RS 3,500 now to Rs 4,500. The proposal, agreed to by employers’ associations at a recent meeting of an inter-ministerial group, .........
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OROP : Ex-servicemen to go on hunger strike

The Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM) on Saturday said that they would agitate and call for a hunger strike, if their demands for one-rank, one-pension (OROP) are not.........
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Govt. working on OROP based on MP's pension scheme

The government is working on a fresh option to resolve the ongoing stand-off over 'one-rank-one-pension' demand of ex-servicemen, sources said on Thursday. 

According to a senior government official, they are...........

All India General Strike on 02.09.2015 – Joint declaration of the Central Trade Unions

We are herewith enclosing the copy of the Joint declaration of the Central Trade Unions (CTUs) which met on 26.05.2015 at Delhi. In the Joint Declaration, the Central Trade Unions in the National Convention of workers expressed deep concerns over anti-worker, anti-people and pro-corporate actions of the present Government at the.......
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Brief on the meeting of the NAC held : Confederation post

As per notification No.11/1/2015-JCA dated 12.05.2015 of the DoP&T(Government of India), meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held today under the Chairmanship of Jt. Secretary(Estt.), Jt. Secretary(Pers.) and officials from other establishments and Ministry of Railways were also ........
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7th CPC final meeting with JCM Staff Side National Council on June 9

The 7th Central Pay Commission has scheduled a final meeting of the National Council with the 7th Central Pay Commission at 11.00 am on 9 June, 2015, in the Conference Room, 1st Floor, B-14/A. Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi.......


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Monday, June 1, 2015

New simplified IT forms notified. Last date for filing extended till Aug 31

The finance ministry on Sunday came out with a new three-page income tax return (ITR) forms, in a corrective measure after facing strong criticism from public. The new forms no longer require mandatory disclosure of foreign trips and dormant bank accounts as mandated by the previous form. The new form can be submitted till August 31 this year instead of the regular July 31 deadline. The new forms ....

29 cities upgraded for higher HRA & Transport Allowance

The Union Cabinet today approved upgradation of 29 cities and towns on the basis of 2011 population census for providing higher house and transportation allowance to central government employees.The revised classification of cities would be effective from April 1, 2014 and cost the exchequer approximately Rs 128 crore for 2014-15."The Cabinet has approved reclassification/upgradation of certain ci....

Government committed to OROP, tweets PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the government is committed to the long-awaited One Rank One Pension for ex-servicemen. The PM today tweeted that his government is committed to the scheme that is aimed at ensuring that all retired soldiers, who have the same rank and the length of service receive the same amount of pension, irrespective of their date of retirement. The tweet was on th....

OROP to be implemented soon : Defence Minister

The “one-rank, one-pension” (OROP) scheme for retired armed forces personnel is expected to be implemented once the finance ministry approves the scheme the defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday while addressing a gathering of businessmen at the Indian Merchant Chamber in Mumbai. However the minister did not commit himself to a date for implementing the scheme but said that some key is....

Dissapointment for ex-servicemen; No OROP mention in Mathura rally

Lakhs of ex-servicemen were in disappointment as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday did not have any mention of the much-awaited implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) during his Mathura speech. There were media speculations that the long-standing demand of lakhs of ex-servicemen might finally be met by the PM, who was in this historic city to kick-start the celebrations of one-yea....

FMA for pre 2003 retired Ex-Servicemen

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For the Armed Forces Personnel/Family Pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization unless the individual had opted for OPD treatment in armed Forces Hospitals/ M.I. Rooms, the amount of FMA has been enhanced from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 500/-. The other conditions for grant of FMA shall continue to be in force.


NAC meeting on 29-05-2015 to discuss points related to proposed call for Strike on 23.11.2015

You Will be aware that the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is scheduled to be held on 29.05.2015 and also meeting of the National Council (JCM) is likely to be held shortly. Some of the issues will be discussed and considered during the meetings........
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PSU bank employees will soon get pay hike, arrears for 30 months

Employees of public sector banks, old generation private sector banks and some foreign banks will be a happy lot as they will soon get 15 per cent pay hike, arrears for the last 30 months, and other benefits as part of a deal that the unions and bank managements have reached. ..........

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Policy on reimbursement of medical expenses by Railways

 Policy on reimbursement of medical expenses by Railways where part payment has been. received by the beneficiary through medical insurance claim........
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No home town LTC for those who are posted in hometown

Employees who are posted in their home town cannot take Leave Travel Concession (LTC), the Centre has said.

"Government employees whose headquarters or place of posting and home town are one and the same are not eligible for home town LTC," it said. ..........

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DoPT launches HR management pilot project

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), under the instructions of the Prime Minister’s Office, has undertaken a pilot project to implement the Gujarat human resources management model in two Central government agencies.........

Monday, May 18, 2015

'One rank, one pension' cleared, waiting for PM's return

The much-awaited "one rank, one pension" (OROP) for the armed forces is likely to be cleared in a few days, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said in Goa on Saturday. "OROP proposal is in final stage. The defence ministry has approved it and the finance ministry will clear it in a few days," he added. Sources say once Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back on May 19 from his three-nation t....

Sunday, May 3, 2015

AI CPI-IW increases to 254. 118-119% DA likely from July 2015

The All-India CPI-IW (AI CPI-IW) for the month of March 2015 has been released by the Labour Bureau, Government of India. The index increased by one point from February 2015 and now stands at ..........
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Punishment for corruption enhanced to upto seven years

Bringing corruption into the heinous crime category, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved official amendments to an anti-graft legislation enhancing the penalty under it to a maximum of seven years impris......

No premium trains for official travel

Government employees boarding 'premium trains' run by Indian Railways for their official business will not be entitled for reimbursement. In a circular, the finance ministry has said that travel by premium trains on official duty is 'not' allowed.  .............
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Indefinite strike from November 23

Central Government employees, who are planning a demonstration near Parliament on Tuesday demanding scrapping the New Pension Scheme and raising the bonus limit, have decided to go on an indefinite strike from November 23 if their demands are not met. .........

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Dearness Relief for central govt. pensioners from Jan 2015

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/10/2014- P&PW(G) dated 29th September, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to state thatthe President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% w.e.f. 1 st January, 2015. .........
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Demonstration near Parliament on April 28 demanding, NPS scrapping, DA merger etc.

Central Government employees have decided to hold a demonstration near Parliament on April 28 for bringing to notice their long-pending demands such as scrapping of the new pension scheme, merger of dearness allowance, and putting a stop to outsourcing, among others............

7th Pay Commission recommendations likely this year : Jaitley at Lok Sabha

The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on pay revision of the central government employees is expected to be submitted to the government this year, the Lok Sabha was today informed...........

LTC for unmarried CGEs extended to anywhere in the country also

Unmarried central government employees can now avail benefits of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) for visiting any part of the country, as per a relaxation in the rule, which earlier restricted them to use the facility for going to their hometown only..........

SC to decide on Army's promotion policy for the rank of Colonel and above

An issue that has split the 1.13 million strong Indian Army down the middle is likely to be resolved on Wednesday when the Supreme Court decides on the promotion policy of the force. The appeal was filed by the Central government against a decision of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) quashing the Army's promotion policy for the rank of Colonel and above from January 2009. ........
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Govt. fixes 8.7% interest for GPF and similar funds

Government Decides to Fix Interest Rates at 8.7% for General Provident Fund(GPF) and other Similar Funds Including Special Deposit Scheme, 1975(SDS,1975) for Non-Government Provident, Superannuation and Gratuity Funds for the Financial Year 2015-16........

Special concessions to CGEs working in Kashmir Valley

Subject :- Special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government. .........
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Paper trail in e-filing of IT returns to end. Aadhaar-based electronic verification code launched

In a major step aimed at easing taxpayer grievances, CBDT today announced that assessees filing I-T returns online will no longer have to send the paper acknowledgement by post as a new Aadhaar-based electronic verification code has been launched to authenticate this document. ...........

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Railways : Clarification on residency period for promotion

Residency period for promotion from Goods Driver to Sr. Goods Driver, Passenger Driver to Sr. Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr. Goods Guard, Passenger Guard to Sr. Passenger Guard and ALP to Sr. ALP. .....

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DoPT : Clarification regarding application of FR 49

This Department undertook a review of FR 49 with a view to ensure that the provisions of the FR are applied in public interest and the spirit of the FR is maintained. It has been decided that the following points may be kept in view by Ministries / Departments while processing cases for giving additional charge .......
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OROP notification by June end : IESM

IESM has been getting calls from veterans who wanted to know the correct position of OROP. Veterans are very confused about the various mails floating on the net giving different status of OROP. .........

Railway board issues DA hike order

Central govt. buildings to have crèches, ministries will furnish, train nurses

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks of ‘Stree Shakti (women’s empowerment)’, the Department of Personnel and Training has proposed that all ministries join hands to set up crèches in each of the central government buildings for children of their women employees..........

Government considering to make Ambedkar birthday a public holiday

The Central Government is considering announcing holiday on the birth anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s that falls on April 14.

The BJP is vying to woo the Dalit vote bank by declaring public holiday on Dr Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, to counter the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, who has earlier ...........

OM on LTC Claims -. Need for observing prescribed procedures

This Department receives a large number of recommendations for relaxation of some or the other provision of the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988,  .......
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Centre to review incentives on qualifications by employees during service

he Centre is planning to review the incentives given to its employees on acquiring higher qualifications while they are in service. 

All central government employees are entitled for a lump-sum incentive on acquiring fresh qualifications. ......

SBI, HDFC, ICICI cut lending rate; home, auto loans EMIs to fall

The leading banks, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, on Tuesday announced cut in their lending rates. While SBI and HDFC Bank cut rates by a token 0.15 per cent, ICICI Bank slashed its lending rate by 0.25 per cent after the central bank maintained........
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Finance Commission recommends linking of pay with productivity

The 14th Finance Commission has recommended the linking of pay with productivity, with a simultaneous focus on technology, skill and incentives. "We recommend that Pay Commissions be designated as 'Pay and Productivity Commissions', with a clear mandate to recommend measures to improve 'productivity of an employee', in conjunction with pay revisions. We urge that, in future, additional remuneration be linked to increase in productivity."

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

The office memorandum shown as from the ministry of finance that the much-awaited dearness allowance had been increased by eight percentage points, higher than the expected six percentage point increase was only an April fools day prank. The memorandum as shown as, numbered 1/2/2015-E.11 (B), dated March 30, 2015, ...........
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Cabinet approval on DA hike likely this Thursday

The Union Cabinet is expected to make the formal approval for the 6% Dearness Allowance hike for the Central Government employees this Thursday (02/03/2015). As per the calculation DA, from January 2015 will be 113% i.e. a hike of 6% .............
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7th CPC may remove the pay band / grade pay system

The All India Audit & Accounts Association has met the 7th pay commission on 27-3-2015 to tender its Oral evidence. The Association observed that the 7th pay commission was of the view to discard the Pay Band – grade pay system. ..........
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Economic Times article : What to expect from the 7th CPC

Sounds odd, but the highest paid Indian bureaucrat till 1959 was the railway board chairman and not the cabinet secretary. The top rail bureaucrat, who was earlier called chief commissioner of railways, drew a basic salary of Rs 3,250 per month, a smart 8.3% more than that of the cabinet secretary, the senior-most bureaucrat in India ..........
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JCM proposal to 7th CPC : 3.7 salary multiplication factor, min wage of 26,000/-, higer HRA etc.

During 2 days deliberations on 23rd & 24th March, 2015, the JCM (Staff Side) delegation have pleaded before the 7th Central Pay Commission to recommend minimum wage of Rs. 26,000/- per month on the basis of 15th ILC Norms/Aykroyd Formula. Some of the important submissions made before the Pay Commission are listed below:

Feedback of 7th CPC meeting with NC JCM

The 7th CPC had asked the JCM Staff Side to present their case before the Commission for wage revision on 23rd and 24th March 2015. Accordingly, the Standing Committee of the Staff Side met on 22nd March and again 23rd March 2015. The presentation was made on 23rd and 24th March 2015 before the Commission..........

M.S.Raja nominated as staff side member in the standing committee NC JCM

The nomination of Shri.M.S.Raja as a Staff Side Member of Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) vice late Shri.S.K.Vyas has been approved by Secretary (Personnel) as Chariman of the Standing Committee of National Council (CJM). ........
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OROP : Modalities by April 1st week, payment by May 1st week and arrears in 4 installments

Hon'ble Defence Minister has assured to NEXCC's representative that modalities will finalized by 1st week of April, 2015 & 1st Payment on 1st week of May, 2015. Arrears will be paid in 4 equal installments............

Helicopter flights may be considered for LTC

The government is discussing a proposal to allow its employees to claim leave travel concession for domestic helicopter flights, a move seen boosting the helicopter-ferrying business. .........

Holiday declared for Ambedkar birthday on 14th April 2015

It has been declared that Tuesday, the 14th April 2015, will be a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India. ...........

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OROP : announcement about implementation after current parliamentary session

Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit have informed that the announcement about implementation of the one-rank,one-pension (OROP) scheme would be made immediately after the conclusion of parliamentary session...........

Pre-2006 retirees to get pension from 01 January 2006 : Supreme Court

As most readers would know, there were anomalies in the fixation of pension of pre-2006 central govt retirees with effect from 01 Jan 2006 and the question was whether pension was to be calculated based on the minimum of each grade/rank within the newly introduced pay- ...........
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Arun Jaitley assures - no proposal to make six days working or change retirement age

The government today said it has no proposals to shift to six-day week working for its offices or reduce the retirement age of employees to 58 years....................

Drop 'class', use groups to categorise staff

The Centre has decided to replace the 'class' categorisation for specifying the seniority of its employees with new alphabetical groupings. .......

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lok Sabha Q&A : LTC to SAARC countries under consideration

A proposal to provide Leave Travel Concession (LTC) to Government employees to visit some SAARC countries is in its initial stage of consideration. The details are yet to be finalized..........

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

7th CPC implementation likely to be from April 2016

The Seventh Pay Commission drafted in to make a new pay structure for the 30 lakh Central government employees would not be able to submit its report in August this year, the Commission is likely to seek extension till October. ........

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MoS, PMO : No proposal to change retirement age of Central Govt. servants

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh clarified in the Lok Sabha today that there is no proposal to either raise or reduce the retirement age of central government employees from the present 60 years.

NPS to Give Extra Tax Deduction of Rs. 50,000: 10 Things to Know

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Budget 2015-16 introduced an additional income tax deduction of Rs. 50,000 for contribution to the New Pension Scheme (NPS) under Section 80CCD. NPS is a voluntary pension scheme, which is regulated by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority. ........

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Is NPS better than EPF?

The NPS is more complicated than EPF, but it may ensure a sufficient retirement kitty

If there’s one investment option that has received generous tax breaks in the Budget, it is the National Pension System (NPS). In a watershed move, the Finance Minister has also announced that employees in the organised sector will now be able to opt out of  ...........
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Govt. reduces prices of 509 essential drugs

It was informed in the Parliament, that the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed the ceiling price of 509 essential medicines. The act will lead to a reduction in rates by above 40 per cent in case of 127 drugs. .......

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Joint Council of Action South Zone organizes protest

Members of the Joint Council of Action South Zone which represents employees from the Railway, Defence, Postal and other Central Government departments organised a protest meeting near the Collectorate premises here on Monday. ,...............
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Confederation press statement on Budget 15-16

The Budget of Modi Government for the year 2015-16 presented today to the Parliament by the Finance Minister, Shri. Arun Jaitley belied all expectations of the poor people who placed their faith in the BJP in the last general elections. It is without doubt an anti-poor and pro-rich Budget. The Corporate Tax has been slashed to please the giant multinational Corporate houses, who really are the rulers in most of the Countries of the world, including .......
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