Sunday, 14 September 2014

Replies to 7th CPC Questionnaire by Ministerial Employees Association, Karaikal


Seventh Central Pay Commission –    MEA,KKL – Questionnaire seeking the considered views of all stakeholders – Reply / Proposal – Submitted.

No. MEA/KKL/VII-PRC/2014/

Karaikal, 30th July 2014
To

Honourable Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur,
Chairman - Seventh Central Pay Commission,
Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,
1st Floor, B-14/A, Qutab Institutional Area,
Post Box No. 4599,
Hauz Khas P.O.,                                             Tel Number:- 26517097
New Delhi 110016.                                         E-mail:- secy-7cpc@nic.in


Respected Sir,

Sub:     MEA,KKL - Seventh Central Pay Commission - Questionnaire seeking the considered views of all stakeholders - Reply / Proposal - Submitted.

Ref:   1. Gazette notification of appointment of Seventh Central Pay Commission. Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India.
         2. Questionnaire seeking the considered views of all stakeholders published in the National Portal of India (http://7cpc.india.gov.in/) vide letter dated 29.4.2014/Public Notice.
         3. Extension of the last date of submission of  memoranda from 31st May, 2014 to 31st July, 2014 published in the National Portal of India (http://7cpc.india.gov.in/)

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Please Find attachment files regarding our submission to the 7th CPC questionnaire and proposal for restructuring of the ministerial cadre of Puducherry.

We introduce ourselves as the Ministerial Employees Association based at Karaikal District of the Union Territory Government of Puducherry and affiliated to the Puducherry State Govt. Employees Central Federation.

In response to the reference cited, we hereby submit the replies to the Questionnaire for your kind perusal and favourable consideration.

While submitting the replies to the questionnaire, We also would like to bring the pathetic situation in which the Ministerial Employees of the Government of Puducherry survives and bringforth the gross irregularities and major anomalies that exist in the Ministerial Cadre which needs immediate attention and urgent remedial action. Despite repeated representations and prolonged agitations requesting cadre review, restructure, pay and allowances review and fixation of proper pay scales, the Government of Puducherry has turned a deaf ear to till date except upgrading certain number of posts on functional basis.

But the announcement of the constitution of the Seventh Central Pay Commission  under your esteemed Chairmanship has brought a ray of hope for the entire cadre.

We all want to refer to the report of IV Pay commission in which there are about 10 categories of employees who were in the same / below the pay scale when compared with our pay scale but whose pay scale have since then been stepped up and the pay scale of ministerial employees is still at the rock bottom level without any sort of upgradation. Further, a most of the erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts in the Government of Puducherry have been replaced with the higher scales of pay on par with the scale of LDC. This has led to utter disappointment and total dissatisfaction of the ministerial employees and is now developing into a deep psychological depression.

It is a very well known fact that the ministerial employees are the axis of Administration of the Government of Puducherry whose services have become an indispensable part of the Government Machinery. Each and every welfare measure of the Government reaches the public only through the Ministerial employees which is the basic truth i.e. For every welfare activity in the Government of Puducherry there is a Clerk behind in the grassroot level.

But the ministerial category is totally neglected and faces with a number of anomalies which requires immediate attention and urgent remedial action so as to lift the sagging morale of the vital axis of the Government machinery.

We submit our proposal seeking remedy and justice on our long pending genuine basic, minimum, requirements.

The proposal consists of three parts as outlined below:
Part I: Introduction to issues faced by the Ministerial Employees of  Government of Puducherry.

Part II: Memorandum to 7th Pay Commission incorporating the replies to the Questionnaire

Part III: Morandum to 7th Pay Commission endorsing JCM for issued for which replies are not furnished in this proposal.

Part IV:  Memorandum to 7th Pay Commission incorporating the issues of LDC, UDC and Assistants of Government of Puducherry

Yours faithfully,
For The Ministerial Employees Association, Karaikal

Sd/-
(P. NADARAJAN)
PRESIDENT
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Charter of Demands submitted to Cabinet Secretary by Confederation


Charter of Demands submitted to Cabinet Secretary by Confederation

CHARTER OF DEMANDS
  1. Merger of DA with pay for all employees w.e.f. 01.01.2014 including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Pensioners.
  2. Grant of Interim Relief to all employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and Pensioners.
  3. Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sewaks under the purview of 7th Central Pay Commission
  4. Scrap PFRDA Act and grant statutory defined pension to all including those appointed on or after 01.01.2004.
  5. Date of effect of 7th CPC recommendation should be 01.01.2014.
  6. Regularisation and Revision of wages of casual labourers and contract workers.
  7. Removal of 5% condition for compassionate appointment.
  8. Fill up all vacant post and creation of New Post wherever justified.
  9. Stop Downsizing, Outsourcing, Contractorisation and Privatisation of Government function.
  10. Grant productivity Linked Bonus to all without ceiling; Compute bonus as weighted average of PLB for those not covered by PLB agreement.
  11. Revise OTA and NDA and implement arbitration awards.
  12. Settle all pending anomalies of 5th and 6th Pay Commission.
Source : http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/2014/09/memorandum-to-be-submitted-to-cabinet.html

Self Explanatory Notes on Charter of Demands submitted to Cabinet Secretary by Confederation


Self Explanatory Notes on Charter of Demands submitted to Cabinet Secretary by Confederation
 
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Website: WWW. Confederationhq.blogspot.com
Email: Confederationhq@yahoo.co.in
 
Patron
S.K.Vyas
09868244035
President
K.K.N.Kutty
09811048303
Secretary General
M.Krishnan
09447068125
Dated 11th September, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Rashtrapati Bhawan Annexe
New Delhi. 110 001.
 
Through the Heads of Departments/Head of offices.
 
Dear Sir,
The Confederation of Central Government employees and workers is the apex level organisation of all Federation/Association/Unions of CGEs other than in the Railways and Defence Departments. It was in the wake of a strike action in 1960s by the Central Govt. Employees, the Govt. of India set up permanent negotiating machinery called JCM so that the employees will be able to raise their demands and grievances and seek settlement thereof through dialogue. This machinery has now come to a standstill as the Govt.does not convene the meetings of the councils at the National and Departmental levels on one pretext or the other. A new set of rules for grant of recognition of service associations were promulgated in 1993. Many Ministries, despite the employees organizations abiding by the stipulated conditions, have not afforded recognition to the Associations/Federations, thereby closing all channels of communication. The JCM had the facility of referring the issues on which the Government could not agree upon to the Board of Arbitration. The decision/award of the Board was binding on all parties. Still the Government had been rejecting the awards in favour of the employees on the specious plea of adverse impact on national economy by presenting resolutions in the Parliament. We need not emphasise the unethical character of this approach which undermines the confidence of the employees in the fairness of the system.
 
The 6th CPC recommendations and its implementation had given rise to various anomalies. The employees genuinely felt that the said anomalies would be removed through discussions for which the Government had set up a committee. The Committee despite meeting on four occasions had not been able to settle the issues; nor could it be referred to the Arbitrator. No decision has been taken by the Government so far as to the fate of these anomalies.
 
The Government set up the 7th CPC in September last. Its notification was issued early this year. Despite assurance being held out, the terms of reference was not subjected to discussion with the staff side with the result the demand of the employees to include the Gramin Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the Commission was not acceded to. The 6th CPC recommendations were implemented with effect from 1.1.2006. The revision of wages was due on 1.1.2011 having completed five years. Wage revision is permitted in the Public Sector undertaking every five years. The value of wages fixed in 2006 has been eroded significantly during the period due to the high rate of inflation and price rise.
 
The new contributory pension scheme was introduced by the Government on the plea that the pension liability has become unbearable and is a drag on the exchequer. In our Memorandum to the then Prime Minister, we had raised several issues and had pointed out that the financial outflow on account of the new scheme will be much more than the existing defined benefit scheme. We had indicated in our memorandum quite a number of aspects which would be detrimental to the interest of workers. The Government has decide allow FDI in pension fund operations. This will only result in the flow of Indian Savings for investment outside the country.
 
We submit herewith the charter of demands which requires settlement urgently. We have also appended a Note on each of the issues included in the charter of demands, which is self explanatory. We shall be grateful if these issues are caused to be considered by the concerned departments of the Government of India and brought before the negotiating forum for settlement.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
(Name of the Secretary……………………..)
Name of the unit of the Federation/Association/Union.
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/
Saturday, 13 September 2014

Information about GDS TRCA, Allowances, Leave etc.


Information about GDS TRCA, Allowances, Leave etc.

GDS  TRCA  SLABS  

    GDS BPM -

75 – POINTS   -  2745-50-4245

87.5 POINTS   -  3200-60-5000

100 POINTS    -  3660-70-5760

112.5 POINTS -  4115-75-6365

125 POINTS    -  4575-85-7125
GDS MD/SV -
UPTO 3HRS : 2665-50-4165

3HR 45MTS : 3330-60-5130

> 3H 45MTS :4220-75-6470

GDS MC/PKR -

UPTO 3HRS  : 2295-45-3695

3HR 45MTS  : 2870-50-4370

> 3H 45MTS : 3635-65-5585

OTHER  ALLOWANCES :


FIXED STATIONERY CHARGES (FSC)
GDSBPM : RS.25 PM
GDSSV    : RS.10 PM
GDSDA   : RS.10 PM
MD/MC    : RS.10 PM

CYCLE MAINTENANCE (CMA)
(NO DISTANCE CONDITION)
GDSMD : RS.60 PM
GDSMC : RS.60 PM

OFFICE MAINTENANCE (OMA)
GDSBPM : RS.100 PM

COMBINED DUTY (CDA)
(CONDITIONS APPLY)

BPM+MD : RS.500/- PM
................: RS.250/- PM
BPM+MC : RS.500/- PM
................: RS.250/- PM BPM+MC
RS.500/- & RS.500/- OR
RS.500/- & RS.250/- OR
RS.250/- & RS.500/- OR
RS.250/- & RS.250/-

COMBINATION OF DUTY
GDSMD+MC:RS.25/- PD

GDSMC+MD:RS.25/- PD

MAX. RS.625/- PM

LEAVE :

PAID LEAVE : 20 DAYS

(IN TWO SPELLS @10 EACH)



LEAVE WITHOUT ALLOWANCES

180 DAYS IN CORRESPONDING YEAR



BOAT ALLOWANCE

GDSMC : RS.50/- PM



CASH CONVEYANCE

GDSBPM : RS.50/- PM

COMPENSATION TO GDSMC

RS.6/- PER HOUR &

MAX RS.12/- PER DAY

Source: Sapost.blogspot.in

Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre : Meeting postponed.


Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre : Meeting postponed.

No. 25-35/2011-PE-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated:12th September, 2014

To,
The General Secretary,
All India Association of Inspectors and
Assistant Superintendents, Posts,
CHQ Qtr. No. 12, P & T Colony,
Khurshid Square, Civil Lines, Delhi – 110 054

Subject: Merger of ASP cadre in to PS Gr. B cadre – Proposal regarding.

Sir,

Kindly refer to this office letter of even number dated 28.08.2014, on the subject mentioned above, wherein the Association was requested to attend a meeting with Director (Estt.) on 16th September, 2014 at 11:00 am to come up with a viable proposal for restructuring of IP and ASP cadres. However, this is to inform that due to some unavoidable circumstances the meeting has been postponed. The next date of meeting will be intimated shortly.


Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Tarun Mittal)
Assistant Director General (PE-I)
Tele: 011-2303 6239

3% reservation for differently-abled persons be given in all category of government jobs: Supreme Court


3% reservation for differently-abled persons be given in all category of government jobs: Supreme Court

 The Supreme Court today held that three per cent reservation for differently-abled persons be given in all category of government jobs including in appointments and promotions to IAS while pulling up the Centre for "frustrating" the very purpose of empowering legislation by opposing it.

A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha said the disabled persons have not got their due in the last 19 years after framing of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, which was passed in 1995.

Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, appearing for the Centre, contended that reservation cannot be given in case of promotion to Group A and Group B officers category as it is not a case of appointment.

The bench, however, observed that appointment is a broader concept and the Centre is giving a narrow interpretation of it.

"You are frustating the very reservation policy and cause of class for which Parliament passed the law," the bench said.

"For the last 19 years it is not being implemented and the class, for which the legislation was made, had not got benefited as it should have," the bench said.

The court dismissed the petition of Centre challenging order of  Bombay High Court which had directed the Centre and the Union Public Service Commission to implement a 3 per cent quota in direct recruitments and promotions for the disabled in the IAS.


Source : The Economic Times

PRE-2006 PENSIONERS - FIXATION CASE


PRE-2006 PENSIONERS - FIXATION CASE

1.      After reading our earlier website write up (Sl.2) on the above subject, some readers have sought the details of the case.

2.      The facts of the case briefly stated are as under:

         a)    The VI CPC in para 5.1.47 of their report recommended that the fixation of revised pension as per the table given by them “will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of sum of the minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay thereon corresponding to the prerevised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired”.

         b)    The Government of India in their Resolution No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 29-8-2008 accepted the above proviso by reproducing it per verbatim at item 12 of the statement showing the relevant recommendations and decision of the Government thereon (vide Annexure to the said Resolution).

         c)    In Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M No.38/37/08 P&PW dated 1-9-2008 same proviso has been incorporated at para 4.2 thereof.

         d)    The Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare through their clarificatory O.M. No.38/37/08 - P&PW (A) pt. 1 dated 3-10-2008 however modified the para 4.2 of their OM dated 1-9-2008 as under:

                 The pension calculated at 50% of the minimum of pay in the pay band plus grade pay would be calculated (i) at the minimum pay in the pay band (irrespective of the prerevised scale of pay from which the pensioner is retired) plus grade pay corresponding to the prerevised pay scale.”

         e)    In other words in all cases it would be minimum pay of the pay band which would be taken and not the minimum pay in the pay band corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired.

         f)     This clarification was challenged by the Central Government SAG (S-29) Pensioners Association in Principal Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (vide O.A. No.655/2010). Hon’ble Tribunal in their order dated 1-11-2011 quashed the above clarificatory order of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare dated 3-10-2008 and directed the respondents refix the pension of all pre 2006 retirees with effect from 1-1-2006 based on Government Resolution dates 29-8-2008.

         g)   Government of India challenged the above decision of the said Tribunal before Delhi High Court vide WP (C) No.1535/2012 which was dismissed by the High Court vide their order dated 29-4-2013 upholding the decision of the Tribunal.

                Government of India then filed the following S.L. Ps etc.

                (i)    SLP (C) No.23055/2013 dismissed on 29-7-2013.

                (ii)   Review Petition (C) No.2492/2013 dismissed on 12-11-2013.

                (iii)  Curative Petition (C) No.126/2014 dismissed on 30-4-2014.

                Thus the CAT verdict dated 1-11-2011 attained legal finality.

                On 15-5-2014 the Hon’ble CAT Principal Bench New Delhi disposed of the contempt petition No.158/2012 directing the Union of India to implement the directions of the Tribunal expeditiously, preferably within three months”.

3.      The Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare in their letter No.38/77-A/09-P&PW(A) dated 29-5-2014 written to the Secretary of Petitioner Associaiton (Central Govt. SAG (S-29) Pensioners Association) has stated that as per the directions of Hon’ble CAT their order dated 1-11-2011 is required to be implemented “only in respect of Petitioners in O.A. No.655/2010 and not in respect of all pre 2006 retirees as per the Tribunals order dated 1-11-2011.

     

          There is no such direction that it should be implemented only in respect of Petitioners. May be that Government Advocate had indicated that Government is willing to implement the judgment qua petitioners but the Tribunal had disposed of the contempt Petition by directing the Union of India to implement their directions dated 1-11-2011 expeditiously.

4.      It will not be out of place to mention here that in response to answer to Lok Sabha unstarred question No.3406 Govt. replied that  the above directions of the CAT Principal Bench had already been implemented in respect of all pre 2006 retirees but from an arbitrarily fixed date of 24-9-2012 (vide Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare O.M. F.No.38/40/12 P&PW(A) dated 28-1-2013) This order was not restricted only to members of the Petitioners Association. Accordingly the direction to implement it wef 1-1-2006 issued by the CAT has to be implemented in respect of all pre 2006 retirees also.

M. Krishnan

Secretary General

Confederation

Mob: 09447068125

e-mail: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/2014/09/pre-2006-pensioners-fixation-case.html