Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus ( 78 Days) to Railway Employees

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 dayswages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2015-16. The approval entails a financial implication of approximately Rs.2090.96 crore.
Payment of PLB would result in motivating a large number of railway employees to improve the performance of the Railways and enhance the productivity levels further besides maintaining industrial peace.

The payment of this Bonus to eligible Railway Employees will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays. 



Source:-PIB (Release ID :151187)

7th CPC Minimum wage and fitment formula for Central Government Employees should be enhanced

7th CPC Minimum wage and fitment formula for Central Government Employees should be enhanced: PS Prasad, General Sercetary

Minimum wage and fitment formula for Central Government Employees

Comrade,

The 7th CPC while calculating the minimum wage of Central Government Employees has arrived at Rs 18,000/- the 7th CPC has erred in prescribing provision to cover education, recreation, ceremonies, festivals and medical expenses has been moderated to 15 percent against the provision of 25% . Supreme Court’s ruling in the Raptakos Brett Vs Workmen case of 1991 , the Hon’ble Supreme Court delivered a historic judgement and directed that children’s education, medical requirement, minimum recreation including festivals/ceremonies, provision for old age, marriage etc. should further constitute 25% of the minimum wage and be used as a guide in fixation of minimum wage.


The Hon’ble Minister of Labour & Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreyaji in his press statement on 24-September-2016 has stated in Understanding Minimum Wages and Bonus article as follows.

“The norms recommended by the Indian Labour Conference, in 1957, fox fixing the minimum wages are: (a) consumption units for one wage earner; (b) minimum food requirements of 2700 calories per average Indian adult; (c) clothing requirements of 72 yards per annum per family; (d) rent corresponding to the minimum area provided for under Government’s Industrial Housing Scheme; and (e) fuel, lighting and other miscellaneous items of expenditure to constitute 20% of the total minimum wage.

In 1991, the Hon’ble Supreme Court delivered a historic judgement and directed that children’s education, medical requirement, minimum recreation including festivals/ceremonies, provision for old age, marriage etc. should further constitute 25% of the minimum wage and be used as a guide in fixation of minimum wage.”

If this provision is alone adopted should have been adopted by the 7th CPC, the minimum wage would have increased by more than 10% and worked out to Rs 20,000/-. The fitment formula will work out to 2.86. If the entire minimum wage is recalculated based on actual retail prices as on July 2015 without applying average of 12 months and correct methodology the minimum wage would be Rs 26,000/ and fitment formula would be around 3.5 .

The minister statement should be applied by the Government in true spirits and the minimum wage and fitment formula should be enhanced accordingly.

Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

Source: http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/

Revision of Inspection Questionnaire for MGNREGS at Branch Post office and Sub Post Office


PLB to Railway staff will be disbursed before Pooja Festival


PLB to Railway staff will be disbursed before Pooja Festival

The Addl. Member Staff Railway Board, Shri Anand Mathur, has intimated today, i.e. 26.09.2016, AIRF leadership that, Railway Board’s orders for Restructuring of Technicians, to which an agreement was arrived at in Full Board Meeting held on 22.07.2016, will be issued in this week, and payment of 78-day PLB @ Rs.7000 p.m. will be made to all the Group `C’ and `D’ railwaymen well beforePooja Festival.

Source: AIRF

42nd Biennial Conference of Maharashtra Circle

The Biennial Conference of Maharashtra Circle is to held at Pune on 17th and 18th Sept 2016.  The address of venue with details is as follows.

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. Near NCL , PASHAN ROAD.     आपण पुणे स्टेशन , स्वारगेट, शिवाजीनगर वरुन पुणे विद्यापीठ चैाकात पुलावरुन पाषाण रेाडने थोड्याच अंतरावर NCL लागेल त्या लगतच IISER चे गेट तेथे फ्लेक्स लावलेला असेल गेट वर आपणांस receive करणे साठी आम्ही उपस्थित असु। येवला सर।प्रितम चिंचणे।राउत सर। हे आपणांस सहकार्य करतील। पुणे जी पीओ ला वाहनाची व्यवस्था केली आहे। वडुरकर सर। वेदपाठक सर।
At Pune station Pune RMS / TMO office shri Jadhav asstt manager mms and team will be available. Flex fixed left corner of platform no.1. Vehicle is available from GPO. Due to space vehicle cannot make available at TMO/RMS .
महोदय/महोदया,
 नमस्कार  

आपणांस विनंती करणेत येते की, दिनांक १७/९, १८/९ रोजी पुणे येथे योजीलेल्या BIANNUAL CONFERENCE ला उपस्थित रहावे। आपली सेवा करणे कामी आपली येणेची तारीख व वेळ आम्हांस समजणे आवश्यक आहे। तसे आम्हां त्वरित सुचित करावे। जेणे करुन आपणास सेवा पुरविणे सोइचे होइल।           All are requested to intimate date and time of arrival at Pune for conference on 17/9-18/9/16  on email id - bhor1970@gmail.com, vilasg_dop@yahoo.co.in, dmkhedekar@gmail.com. Subject of email should be "travel plan for pune conference"  This will enable us to make your stay comfortable. Pl cooperate us to make our function successful.

SAD DEMISE

Shri M S Chopade Retired SSPOs, Sangli Dn expired today morning at his native place Bhadule.

This Association conveys its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and pray Almighty to bring the soul to peace and shower courage to the family to bear the loss.

Filling of contempt in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench in OA 289/2013


It is to intimate to all members that,  today, two petitioners signed contempt petition and forwarded to 3rd petitioner for signature and submission in Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench. It will be filed very soon. 


Recommendations of the 7th CPC - bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016


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Procedure to be Followed When PLI/RPLI Customer Loses their Receipt Book



An insured person who adopts the mode of paying premium in cash as a regular measure will be supplied by the Department with a premium receipt book in which entries relating to payment of each premium shall be made. 

The Postmaster receiving the monthly premiums will grant a receipt for the amount in this book. When the Book is filled up and has no further space for entries, it should be forwarded to the Postmaster/ Manager of Central Processing Center (GPO/Head Post Office) who after verifying the entries will arrange to issue a new Book in which it will be noted, under his signature, the month up to which premia have been paid.


In the event of a premium receipt book being lost, the insured person should apply, through the nearest Post Office (Head or Sub or Branch), to the Postmaster/ Manager of the Central Processing Center (GPO/Head Office) for a duplicate premium receipt book stating in his application the circumstances under which the original book was lost along with the prescribed fee Rs.5/-in computerized receipt. 

he Postmaster/Manager of the Central Processing Center (GPO/Head Office) will then issue a duplicate book and send it to the Post Office concerned for delivery to the insured person.

Revision of pay of employees stagnating at the maximum of the Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale in pre-revised structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016





Maternity leave is a matter of right, Male workers should also be included


Inspector Posts Examination 2015-16 will be held on 15-16/10/2016





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Details of the second meeting on allowances held on 1.9.2016 - NFIR

NFIR 
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

No. IV/NFIR/7CPC(Imp)/Allowances/2016
Dated: 02.09.2016
The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: Meeting of the Committee to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowances - September 1, 2016, North Block, New Delhi-reg.

The meeting of the Committee was held on 1st September, 2016 at Room No. 72, North Block, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expr) to discuss on 7th CPC allowances. The JCM (Staff Side) Standing Committee Members have participated in the meeting. All the Standing Committee Members (Staff Side) expressed their serious disappointment over non-fulfillment of the assurance given by the Finance Ministry on 6th July 2016 for setting up High Level Committee to examine 7th CPC issues mainly – Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor.

The Leader Staff Side & General Secretary, NFIR Shri M. Raghavaiah has explained to the Finance Secretary, the discussions held between JCM (Staff Side) Leaders & Senior Ministers namely S/Shri Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Suresh Prabhu and Shri Manoj Sinha on the night of 30th June, 2016 and subsequent meeting held on 6th July, 2016 with Union Home Minister. He further explained that an assurance was given to appoint a High Level Committee to examine the issues relating to Minimum Wage, Multiplying Factor and other allied issues and accordingly Finance Ministry had issued statement on the night of 06th July, 2016 that a High Level Committee will be constituted. Pursuant to this assurance, the Strike action was deferred by the NJCA/JCM (Staff Side). He conveyed that the non-fulfillment of assurance is causing disappointment among employees. He requested the Chairman of the meeting to take initiative for ensuring that the assurance given is fulfilled.

He also expressed disappointment over non-holding of National Council (JCM) meetings since the last six years, resulting accumulation of grievances.

On the “Allowances”, he urged upon the 7th Chairman to consider granting 30%, 20% & 10% of 7th CPC Pay, for the staff working in X, Y & Z Cities/Towns w.e.f. 01/01/2016. He also contended that the date of effect of the Allowances should be January 1, 2016.

Mr. Raghavaiah has also highlighted the 7th CPC aberrations on Transport Allowance and requested to take action for rectification. He said that Fixed Medical Allowance be revised upwardly. He invited the special attention of the Finance Secretary to Para 8.2.5 of the 7th CPC recommendation which is retrograde and needed to be rejected as the same would cause harm to staff. He cited the case of PCO Allowance, Special Allowance for announcing duties, Special Incentive allowance etc., admissible in railways which are required to be continued and hiked

President/NFIR Shri Guman Singh, Working President Shri R. P. Bhatnagar, Vice President Shri K.S. Murty also spoke and stressed upon the need to continue the existing Allowances like Break Down Allowance in Railways. They also expressed serious disappointment over non-revision of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor.

While there has been no commitment from the Chairman and Official Side of the Committee, the Finance Secretary however stated that further meetings will be held and in the meantime the JCM (Staff Side) may list out common issues and send the same to the Joint Secretary (Imp) and equally Departmental specified issues be sent through the respective Administrative Ministries for examination.

The above is for information of Affiliates.

Yours faithfully
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah) 
General Secretary
Source-http://www.nfirindia.org

Clarification needs to be taken from Postal Directorate on counting of induction training period for granting of financial up-gradations under MACP Scheme on par with provisions existing for granting financial up-gradations under TBOP/BCR schemes.

A clarification needs to be sought from Postal Directorate on the issue of counting of“induction training period” of Direct Recruits in Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant cadre for the purpose of  qualifying service in connection with granting financial up-gradations under Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme(MACPS).              This issue, being a welfare matter, needs to be taken up by all possible levels of offices/officials/service unions with the Government of India/Department of Posts since the favourable orders in this regard will benefit lots of officials of Postal Department across the country.  The details of the issue are discussed below.

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1)         At the time of issue of initial orders on implementation of MACPS by the Department of Posts vide O.M. dated 18.9.2009, it was mentioned in the salient features of the MACPS [given in Annexure-1 of O.M dated 18.9.2009] in top 3rd & 4th lines of Para No.9 at Page 6 of O.M that “service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment or pre-appointment training shall not be taken in to reckoning”.    As such, the word “or” mentioned before the words “pre-appointment training” in this sentence has prevented to consider pre-appointment training for the purpose of granting financial up-gradations under MACPS.   Later, a corrigendum order dated 23.6.2016 was issued by the Department of Posts replacing the sentence of “service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointmentor pre-appointment training shall not be taken in to reckoning” with the sentence of “service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken in to reckoning”.  Consequent on issue of corrigendum replacing the word“or” with “on”, the orders issued on MACPS [vide O.M dated 18.9.2009 and corrigendum dated 23.6.2016] have  removed the explicit directions of not to count pre-appointment training for MACPs.  In other words, the orders issued on MACPS now are not preventing to consider pre-appointment training for the purpose of granting financial up-gradations under MACPS.   However, the orders issued vide O.M. dated 18.9.2009 and corrigendum order dated 23.6.2016 are also not specifically permitting to consider the pre-appointment training for the purpose of granting financial up-gradations under MACPS.         

2)         But here it is to mention that as per the G.O.I, DoP&T, O.M. No.16/16/89-Estt. (Pay-I) dated 22.10.1990 and O.M.No.16/16/92-Estt. (Pay-II) dated 31.3.1992 available at Govt. of India’s Order No.(1) below F.R.26 [swamy’s compilation of FR&SR], the training period undergone by Direct Recruits, who are compulsorily required to undergo training before taking up Government employment, whether on remuneration of stipend or otherwise is treated as duty for the purpose of drawing ‘increments’.   Keeping in view of these provisions, orders were issued by the GOI, Ministry of Communications & IT, Department of Posts(SPB-II Section) vide order No.44-47/1998-SPB.II dated 3.8.2000 and order No. 44-47/1998-SPB.II dated 27.7.2001 and order No.44-47/1998-SPB.II dated 5.5.2004 to the effect that the period of induction training will also be counted for benefit of promotion under the TBOP/BCR schemes, if such training period were counted for increment in that scale.  Recently, orders were also issued by the GOI, Ministry of Communications & IT, Department of Posts(SPB-II Section) vide order No.44-2/2011-SPB.II dated 5.5.2016 extending the benefit of counting of induction training period for the purpose of qualifying service under TBOP/BCR scheme in respect of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (Direct Recruits only) who underwent training prior to 1.1.1986, as a one time measure.

3)         Since, the induction training period was already ordered to be taken in to account in respect of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant [Direct Recruits only] while granting promotions under TBOP/BCR schemes [which were reckoned/treated as financial up-gradations], the same analogy of counting of induction training period for granting promotions under MACPS needs to be adopted as the promotions under MACPS are also treated as financial             up-gradations only. 

4)         In the light of various orders issued by the DoP&T and Department of Posts from time to time as discussed above, the following point needs to be got clarified on top priority basis from the Department of Posts(Postal Directorate).

“Keeping in view of orders already issued by Department of Posts in respect of financial up-gradations under TBOP/BCR schemes which were in existence up to 31.8.2008 (i.e. prior to the date of implementation of MACPS),  whether the induction training period undergone by Direct Recruits of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant cadre [who have undergone training before taking up Government employment and whose training period was also counted for drawal of increments], shall be counted for benefit of promotion/financial up-gradation under the Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme(MACPS) also (or) not”.

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Article shared by
Shri. G.Nagaraju, 
Accountant, 
O/o SPOs, Sangareddy Dn.
Telangana Circle

Reliance Jio Plan

Reliance Jio Plan details – In depth analysis


At a time when Mukesh Ambani finally announced Jio commercial launch in front of their shareholders in its 39th AGM today, the company also revealed pricing and plans for people who want to join the all IP next gen network.



Inviting people to join the network, Mukesh Ambani announced ‘Jio Welcome Offer‘ which will be available from 5th September, Monday from Reliance Retail stores, under which people can get a Jio SIM with unlimited access to data (4GB per day at 4G speed thereafter 128 Kbps), 100 SMS per day, unlimited HD voice and video calls as well as unrestricted access to jio digital media apps till December 31st.
Existing customers who are enjoying Jio Preview Offer will also get rewarded with unlimited access to the network till end of this year, after which Jio will start charging and people can recharge with any of the 10 Jio recharge packs which are priced from Rs 19 to Rs 4999.
Here are the details of Jio prepaid and postpaid plans:


Jio small plan priced as Rs 149 is the most affordable monthly pack as it offers unlimited calling & 100 free SMS to any number in India with free roaming facility. For data needs, it also offers 300 MB of 4G data. Considering the current market, situation the pack offers more value for money for common people who don’t use data services heavily. Unlike other operators who have hundreds of plans or packs in each circle, Jio has launched simplified tariff plans for its users. Seven of these primary packs come with a validity of 28 days while the remaining 3 come with 1, 7 and 21 days validity.
Jio medium pack comes at a price of Rs 499 with 4GB of 4G data perfect for youth and data hungry people who prefer to connect through social network and spend hefty amount for calling. With this pack they would also get unlimited calling, SMS and unlimited night data for a period of 28 days.
Jio Medium L pack is twice the price at Rs 999 offers 10GB of 4G data for day and unlimited night data, perfect for data hungry customers. Also with this you’re getting unlimited benefits such unlimited SMS, voice and video calls to near and dear ones. The pack also comes with additional 20 GB data for access to Jio Net WiFi.
Jio Large pack which is going to be a good reason to switch from existing operators which are charging Rs 1500 – 2000 for offering unlimited calls and only 10 GB data, as it offers unlimited calling, roaming, sms, night data for absolutely free that too at Rs 1499. Once you recharge or subscribe to this plan you will get 20 GB data which is sufficient for daily needs.
Jio XL or Extra Large pack targets the people who pay premium for getting hefty amount of data with voice call needs. The pack, priced at Rs 2499 is perfect for business customers who use data in multiple devices through tethering. The pack offers 35 GB data while in WiFi hotspots, you can use 70 GB of data. It also offers unlimited night data and voice calling to any domestic number with easy roaming feature. The plan will also offer dedicated customer service representative for any help on priority.
Jio XXL priced at Rs 3999 offers 180 GB of data of which 120 GB can be consumed through thousands of Jio WiFi hotspots across everywhere. Like other plans it also has unlimited calling, sms and night data benefits.
Jio XXXL targets those audience who wants to get a perfect network to stream shows directly on high end 4G televisions. The pack comes with 225 GB data of which 75 GB is regular data, rest of the benefits can be used through connecting Jio Net WiFi hotspots. The pack comes with unlimited data at night, sms and voice call benefits inbuilt at Rs 4999.
Jio has also launched three short validity packs exclusively for prepaid which come as 1 day, 7 days and 21-day validity with benefits. These packs are targeted to those users who prefer to recharge with smaller denominations. These are not available as first recharge denomination for new prepaid users. Those who prefer to do a top up weekly, can go for Rs 199 pack which offers true unlimited voice calls, unlimited 4G data at night and SMS for a week. The pack offers 750 MB 4G data with 1.5 GB data for hotspot access. Night data refers to data consumed between 2-5 AM (4GB at 4G speed and thereafter 128 Kbps).
For a day 4G benefits, customers can top up with Rs 19 which will let you enjoy benefits like unlimited calling for the day, unlimited night data, 100 SMS and 100MB 4G data. If you connect your phone with JioNet WiFi hotspot, you will get additional 200 MB data. Considering the daily packs available in the market currently it is going to be the best daily pack which is easy and has all benefits. While Small Mini pack will cut the cost if you’re planning for weekly data recharge as the pack offers much lower rate with longer validity (of 21 days) than other mini packs. With this pack you will get upto 6 GB of data (2GB regular) with unlimited benefits like voice calls, sms and unlimited 4G data at night during the validity period.
On the postpaid front, Jio offers 7 plans with the corresponding prepaid denominations but with one month validity instead of 28 days and with taxes applicable over and above the plan denomination. But if you choose to register for auto debit payment of bills online through debit/credit card and opt for e-bill, Jio will give an additional 15% discount on the bill value.
Important:
As many readers needed a clarification about data usage of voice and video calls as well as Jio digital media apps and whether it will be deducted from the main data balance, Jio has clarified that data used for HD voice calls will not be deducted from main balance but data used for video calls as well as for accessing digital content in its media apps will be deducted from the main data balance.

Courtesy : http://telecomtalk.info/

Study material for IPO Examination Paper III (Indian Constitution)

Study material for IPO Examination Paper III (Indian Constitution)


1.Who is the first Chief Justice of India?
Harlal J. Kania
2.The Supreme Court of India was set up -----
By the Constitution
3. Which Article provides that laws laid down by Supreme Court is binding on all courts in India?
141
4. Which Article empowers the Supreme Court to review its own judgment?
137
5. In the event of non-availability of Chief Justice of India, an Acting Chief Justice can be appointed by the-----------
President
6.Power of the Supreme Court to decide disputes between the Center and States fall under its –
Original Jurisdiction
7. Which of the following cases was connected with the Supreme Court’s judgment in 1980 that the Amendments made to Articles 31 (c) and 368 are invalid?
Keshavananda Bharti Case
8. In which Case did the Supreme Court restore the primacy of Fundamental Rights over Directive Principles of State Policy?

Minerva Mills Case
9.The concept of Judicial Review is borrowed from the Constitution of
----------
USA
10. On which List does the Union Government enjoy exclusive powers?
Union List
11. The Constitution of India vests the Residuary powers in
Union Government
12. The concept of Concurrent List is borrowed from the Constitution of -------Australia
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13. Which among the following subject is transferred from State List to Concurrent List by 42nd Constitutional Amendment?
Education
14.The procedure for amendment of the Indian Constitution is ------
partly rigid and flexible
15.Which Article of the Indian Constitution deals with the amendment procedure? -----
368
16.Which was the lengthiest Amendment to the Constitution? -----42nd
17.Which Amendment affirmed the right of the Lok Sabha to amend any part of the Constitution?
24th
18.The 24th Amendment became necessary as a result of the Supreme Court judgment in ----
Golak Nath Case
19.The salary and allowances of the Comptroller and Auditor General are paid out of the
Consolidated Fund of India
20.The salary and allowances of the Comptroller and Auditor General
are determined by the Parliament
21.Who has the right to participate in proceedings of the Parliament even though he is not a MP?
Attorney General of India
22.Which Article provides for the composition of Finance Commission?
280
23.Which one of the following is the 28th State of the Indian Union?
Jharkhand
24.What is the minimum duration in (years) of stay essential before a person can apply for Indian citizenship?
5
25.Which Article of the Constitution provides protection to the Civil Servants?
311
26.Who has the power to create All India Services? ------
Parliament
27.Which Article of the Constitution provides for the composition of Public Service Commission?
315
28.The Members of Indian Administrative Services will be under the control of ------
Ministry of Human Resources Development
29.Who heads the National Integration Council? ------
PM
30.Under Indian Constitution, the Union Territory of Delhi is referred as ---- National Capital Territory
31.The Administrator appointed under the Article 239 to the Union Territory of Delhi is called -----
Lieutenant Governor
32.The aid and advice rendered by the Council of Ministers to the Administrator of the Union Territory is -------
Discretionary
33.Indian Constitution was inaugurated on ------
26.01.1950
34.The office of the Lokpal and Lokayuktha in India is based on one of the following? --------
Ombudsman in Scandinavia
35.The Secretary-General of Lok Sabha, who is the Chief of its Secretariat, is  appointed  by  the  -----------------
Speaker

Issues arisen consequent upon 7th CPC Recommendations and Government decisions


NFIR
National Federation Of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to:
Indian Ntional Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.IV/NFIR/7(Imp)2016/MoF

Dated:31-08-2016

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR



Dear Brother,

Sub: Issues arisen consequent upon 7th CPC Recommendations and Government decisions – reg.

The affiliates are aware that the Indefinite Strike action from 11-07-2016 on charter of demands mainly “Minimum wage and multiplying factor” was deferred on official commitment given by the Government through Finance Ministry’s statement of 6th July, 2016 for constituting High Level Committee to examine the issues.

A committee under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary (Expenditure) with joint Secretary (Pers), Joint Secretary (Estt),Joint Secretary (Imp) as its members will deal the issues raised through a memorandum of JCM (Staff side), Submitted to the Empowered Committee, among them the major issues are “upward revision of Minimum wage as well Multiplying Factor”.

The 1st introductory meeting chaired by Addl, secretary (Exp) was held on 30th August, 2016 at North Block, New Delhi attended by myself, S/Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra & M.S.Raja. In the preamble. We tried to impress upon the Addl. secretary (Exp) the need for revision of minimum wage and Multiplying factor formula on the basis of facts and merits already presented by JCM (Staff Side). After brief discussion. it was agreed that another meeting of the Committee will be fixed to be held in consultation with the JCM (Staff Side).

we also met Cabinet Secretary, Government of India thereafter and conveyed our disappointment over the delay in sorting out important issues. The Cabinet Secretary has stated that orders have since been issued by the Government for payment of Gratuity to the employees governed by the NPS. He said that the Government has also issued orders revising the salary calculation limit to Rs.7000/- for payment of Bonus/PLB w.e.f. 2014. The cabinet Secretary has also assured to positively consider remaining pending issues.

The affiliates may please note that a meeting between the Standing committee of JCM (Staff Side) and the committee chaired by Finance Secretary (Expenditure) will take place on 1st September, 2016 at North Block, New Delhi. In the said meeting the issues pertaining to the negative recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances and advances will be dealt.

Yours fraternally

(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR