Friday, 10 October 2014

riday, October 10, 2014

Is Interim Relief Likely for Central Government Employees?

Is Interim Relief Likely for Central Government Employees?
Is it really possible for Central Government employees to get an interim relief this time? Let us look at it in detail.
‘Interim Relief’ may be defined as the temporary relief given to employees before the new Pay Commission’s recommendations are implemented. ‘Interim relief will be treated sui generis’, most of the Finance Ministry orders included the sentence when sanctioning interim relief.
If one looks at the interim relief granted in 1983 and 1993, it can also be inferred that interim relief is granted in order to correct the errors in salary revision once every ten years. One gets the feeling as if an entire Pay Commission was lost simply for the sake of a small hike.

During the previous Pay Commission, particularly in 5th CPC, since 50% DA Merger was granted, there was no interim relief.
Here are some of the reasons why interim relief is normally granted :
* It has been granted a number of times before, in the past.
* DA Merger hasn’t been sanctioned this time
* Prices have touched the skies
* Some errors in the formulation of once-in-a-decade Pay Commission…etc.,
Reasons cited for the Government’s refusal to sanction DA Merger/interim relief:
* 7th Pay Commission was constituted at the justify time.
* There was no recommendation for DA Merger in the 6th Pay Commission
* There was a recommendation against DA merger in the 6th Pay Commission (the Commission is, therefore, not recommending merger of dearness allowance with basic pay at any stage).
* In the event that the Price Index is taken as 115.76 instead of 306.33 for the DA calculations.
All the Central Government Employees Unions and Federations are functioning with the intention of getting the DA merged with the basic pay. If that doesn’t happen, these federations are hoping that interim relief will be offered through the 7th Pay Commission’s interim report.
This is very much possible if Modi Government is willing to accept the demand.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

1)Demands for DA Merger & Interim Relief strengthen Once again…NC JCM Staff Side emergency meeting on October 12.
2) MACP on Hierarchy: Pr. CAT directs to implement the judgment of High Court 
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3) Clarifications on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced by post alter offices implementation of CBS. click here to view.
4)Regarding delegation of powers of revision to the Heads of Circles (other thanThe Heads of Circles of Senior Administrative Grade) under Rule 29 Sub - rule(1) of clause (VI) of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. *issue of clarification click here to read

Monday, 6 October 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Postal dept. ties up with online retailers-- PRESS NEWS

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CHENNAI, October 4, 2014

Don’t be surprised if your neighbourhood postman delivers products you have ordered online, along with letters.
The department of posts has recently tied up with various online shopping portals to offer delivery services.
With e-commerce growing by leaps and bounds, the postal department, which has a widespread reach, particularly in rural areas, will bridge the gap in logistics.
The department has tied up with major e-commerce players, including Amazon, Flipkart, Shopping Zone India and Naaptol, to help ramp up their delivery system.
“We are also in the process of tying up with smaller online players. We are delivering more than 80 per cent of the products ordered online to customers across the State on behalf of some e-commerce firms,” said an official.
A tie-up with another major online market firm, Snapdeal, is also under way. Soon, customers need not necessarily visit the nearest philatelic bureau to buy stamps as Snapdeal will also offer philatelic stamps and first covers of the postal department.
In Chennai and its suburbs, nearly 2,300 postmen, postwomen and gram dak sevaks (who are part-time staff members) attached to 110 post offices will be involved in delivering goods through various modes, including cash-on-delivery.
T. Murthy, chief postmaster general, Tamil Nadu circle, said: “We have set up a dedicated parcel-handling unit in Ekkaduthangal where the products are sorted and dispatched to various places. We have the capacity to handle over 40,000 parcels daily.”
The department now handles nearly 28,000 parcels daily and delivers across the State. Of these, about 30 per cent is delivered in and around Chennai.
“We deliver in a day from the date of booking, in Chennai, and in a maximum of four days in remote areas. We are processing the requests of many other e-commerce firms too,” said Mr. Murthy.

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Sunday, October 05, 2014

Urgent meeting of the Staff Side of JCM (National Council) to discuss various demands including DA Merger and Interim Relief...

Urgent meeting of the Staff Side of JCM (National Council) to discuss various demands including DA Merger and Interim Relief...

Urgent meeting of the Staff Side of JCM (National Council) on 12.10.2014

JCM National Council, Staff Side Meeting on 12th October 2014 – To give final shape and formulate strategy to have vigorous campaign at Grass Root level.

In view of the Government of India’s in different attitude in the major issues viz Merger of Dearness – Allowance, Payment of Interim Relief and date of effect of Recommendations of 7th CPC i.e. from 1.1.2014, an URGENT MEETING of the Staff Side of JCM, (National Council) shall be held at 12.00 hrs on 12.10.2014 in the Staff Side office 13-C, Ferozshah Road New Delhi – 110001, to discuss and finalize future course of action.


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Saturday, 13 September 2014

– A meeting of the leaders of all central trade unions was held at INTUC headquarters, New Delhi on 7 August. Among those who participated in the deliberations included CITU general secretary Tapan Sen, MP, AITUC general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta, BMS general secretary Brijesh Upadhyaya, HMS general secretary Harbajan Singh Sidhu. The meeting was presided over by G.Sanjiva Reddy, president of INTUC.
2)As per the latest updates published in the official recruitment site for PA/SA Exam 2014 the exam dates for Computer Typing/Data Entry of Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, North East, Assam, Jharkhand, Punjab,Rajasthan and Gujrat will be as follows:
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Exam Time
Tamil Nadu (29)
24 to 29 September 2014
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Uttarakhand (31)
25 to 27 September 2014
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Gujrat (16)
13 to 19 September 2014
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Rajasthan (28)
16 to 24 September 2014
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Punjab (27)
17 to 18 September 2014
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Jharkhand (20)
17 to 18 September 2014
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Assam (12)
20 to 21 September 2014
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North East (25)
21 September 2014
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3) India Post Launches a work book on Nation Cleanliness Drive for staff and officers. CLICK HERE FOR SEE DETAILS.
1)Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants of CSS drawing less pay on promotion in the Section Officers’ Grade man their juniors – OM No.18/2/2007-CS-I dated 20.05.2014 – Followup action regarding.
2)Gazette Notification regarding minimum pension of Rs.1000/- pm under EPS,1995.
3) Gazette Notification regarding increase in wage ceiling from Rs.6500/- to Rs.15,000/- under EPS,1995, EPFS,1952 & EDLI,1995 
4)Extension of benefit of upgraded Grade Pay to Pre-2006 retirees .
2) Government to replace affidavits with self-attested documents; order soon .
3)  Lokpal rule on declaration of assets of government employees’ wives stayed 
2)Task Force on Leveraging the Post Office Network.
4)7th Pay Commission Postponed its Jammu and Kashmir visit
5) Removal of Difficulty Amendment Order dated 8.9.2014 .
1)Promotion and Posting to the Grade of Member Postal Services Board. click the below link to see the order.
2)Notification for extending time limit for filing returns of assets.
3)  DOPT letter to Secretaries on filing Returns of Assets and Liabilities .
1)Revise Bonus Act for Central Government employees to get real wages  as Bonus –

2)Revision of maximum limit of subscription in a financial year of PPF Account.

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3) Postal exam update Click below link to see the details.