Sunday, 24 August 2014

POSTAL JCA DECLARES NATIONWIDE AGITATIONAL PROGRAMME PROTESTING AGAINST THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND POSTAL BOARD

CLICK HERE   for  detailed programme given by the All India JCA leladers.

* Susbmission of Memorandum : 28.8.2014

* Mass Dharna  infront of Postal/RMS divisional offices: 24.9.2014

*  5 Days relay Dharnas infront of Region/Circle Offices: 27.10.2014 to 31.10.2014

*  Massive parliament March in the month of November (Date will be intimated lateer)

*  Indeffinate hunger fast in front of Division/Region/Circle/DAP offices from 1.12.2014

*   Indefinate strike ( date will be announced later)

INCLUSION OF GDS IN 7th CPC – CABINET SECRETARIAT FORWARDS THE LETTER OF SECRETARY JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL TO SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF POSTS.

22/08/2014.
Grant MACP on Promotional Hierarchy- CAT Principal bench New DelhiCLICK HERE FOR  DETAILS
21/08/2014
Allocation of exclusive Bar Code Series for Speed Post Articles containing  Passport for Regional Passport offices.

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20/08/2014
Children Education Allowance for Central Government Employees - Annual Ceiling and Details of Admissible Institutions.
While answering to a question in Parliament on 18.7.2014, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said in a written form regarding the details of Children Education Allowance that it has been informed by the Department of Personnel and Training that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is 18,000/- per child. The Hostel Subsidy shall be 4,500/- per month per child. 
The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees is 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees is 9,000/- per child per month. 
These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014. 
The reimbursement is admissible for the children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognised institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognised by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognised educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.
19/08/2014.
Benefit of reservation to Ex-servicemen, who applies for variousexaminations/vacancies before joining civil posts/ services in the Government job on civil side click here to view
18/08/2014
Action against “habitually late” employees to be intensified  
Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth has asked Secretaries of all central departments to intensify the crackdown on government employees who are found to be “habitually late” in reaching office. Seth, in his July 31 missive, has specifically cited concerns expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.Stating that the onus lies on the Secretaries to make the staff more work-oriented, the letter says that Modi has taken cognizance of some official reports which say that there has been no visible improvement in the ambience of the workplaces while “some officials have been habitually coming late” to work.“In some departments, the ministers have noticed the laxity in this regard. The PM has expressed concern over these reports,” says the letter.The government is waiting for the success of its drive to make its employees punctual, which can happen on “continued perseverance by every employee,” it says. Cautioning the Secretaries against any “slippages” in this regard, Seth has asked them to review the situation on a sustained basis.At a meeting with the Secretaries in June also, Seth had emphasised the need to ensure punctuality and attendance.Two Secretary level officers told The Indian Express that a Joint Secretary level officer has been informally deputed in each ministry to keep a check on attendance. Though the letter does not spell out the punitive action in case of continued poor attendance, it is learnt that the defaulters may have to take compulsory leave.source-http://indianexpress.com/
16/08/2014.
1)Highlights of Prime Minister’s Address on Independence Day.
2)Department of Post appeal Postal JCA to call off the proposed agitation. 
3)Simplification of pension procedure-submission of undertaking by retiring Government servant along with pension papers.
4) Strike Called by GGEA – Govt Warns ‘No Work No Pay’ 


14/08/2014
1)Delhi High Court dismissed petition filed by Union of India challenging CAT order in favor  of Shakeel Ahmad Burney Former President FNPO for granting III MACP ignoring his selection from class IV  to PA as pro motion .Judgment on 5/8/2014 in W.P C 4131/2014.....
 2)Attendance to Republic Day Function compulsory for Central Government Employees working Delhi Click here to view
3)Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) Guidelines – Modified check-list of papers/information to be submitted for consideration by DPC.
4) Less Government More Governance .
13/08/2014
Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary & VigilanceInquiries (Hota Committee).click here to read.
12/08/2014
Group wise sanctioned Strength of Central Government Employees Click here to view.
11/08/2014
Change in commission`s visit to Bengaluru. 
There is a slight change in 7th CPC's visit to Bengaluru. The Commission now proposes to visit Bengaluru between 24th and 26th August, 2014 instead of the earlier announced date of 25th-27th August, 2014.
The commission has, in its first phase of interaction, been seeking the views of various stakeholders on its terms of reference. To this end, meetings have been held in Delhi with various organisations and heads of various agencies.
In its second phase of interaction, the Commission plans to hold meetings in different parts of the country to facilitate stakeholders staying in various areas to present their views personally before the Commission and ensure larger representation. This exercise is being undertaken to enable the Commission to get a firsthand impression about the functioning and the condition of service prevailing in different parts of the country.
Accordingly, the Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Bengaluru between 24th August and 26th August 2014. The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of Reference of the Commission to present their views.
Your request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail. An early response in this regard would facilitate proper scheduling of the meetings.
2)CIVIL LIST OF OFFICERS.
09/08/2014
1)Revision In the rates of Personal Pay for Central Government employees for participating in sporting event.
2)DA Merger and Effect Date of 7th CPC – Explanation from Official Side in the Standing Committee meeting held on 7.5.2014.
3)Opening of New Holiday Home at  Udaipur (Rajasthan).
08/08/2014.
Dear colleagues,
Today is the 103rd birthday of our beloved  leader  of  K.R. let us remember  his yeomen services to central Government employees in general and Postal employees in particular.

2)DOP&T CALLS FOR NEW ITEM FOR THE NEXT JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING
07/08/2014
1)Percentage of SCs, STs and OBCs in Group A,B,C and D positions in each Ministry.

2)There is no proposal to enhance Earned Leave and Casual Leave – Central Government.

3)Employment to the dependant  on compassionate grounds.

4)No proposal for grant of Interim Relief to Central Government employees.

06/08/2014
1)PM encourages self-certification in place of affidavits and attestations to benefit the common man.
2) Central Government Employees Sanctioned and Actual Strength – Minister’s Reply in Lok Sabha .
05/08/2014
Uniform Labour Law
The Minister of State for Mines, Steel and Labour and Employment, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that “Labour” is in the Concurrent List of the Constitution. Thus, both the Centre and the States can legislate in this area. There are 44 labour related statutes enacted by the Central Government dealing with wages, social security, labour welfare, occupational safety and health and industrial relations etc., being enforced by Central and State Governments, as appropriate Governments, as envisaged in the respective Acts. Each Act has been enacted keeping in view its objectives which are defined in each Act and accordingly the definitions have been incorporated in the Acts.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai has said that ministry is also addressing the issue of ease of compliance to promote an enabling business environment. A single unified Web Portal is being developed for Online Registration of Units, Reporting of inspections, and submissions of Annual Returns and redressal of grievances. This portal will facilitate ease of reporting at one place for various Labour Laws by a single online Annual Return; consolidate information of Labour Inspection and its enforcement thereby enhancing transparency in Labour Inspection as well as that in monitoring of Labour Inspections. An Inspection scheme has also been notified with the objective of simplifying business regulations and for bringing in transparency and accountability in labour inspections. The scheme envisages objective criteria for selection of Units for inspection.

04/08/2014
1)Extension of working hours of Central Government employees.
2)Biometric Attendance to be implemented soon.
01/08/2014
1)Long pending issues pertaining to Postal & RMS  employees including GDS  agitational  Programme .
2)extension of last date for filing of Income Tax Returns – Extended up  5th August.
3)HSG I  R.Rule.

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4) The Dearness Allowance from July 2014 will be 107%.
5)Treatment of period of Leave towards minimum residency period for Flexible Complimentary Scheme  
6) 7th pay commission visit Bengaluru between 25to 27th August 2014 .
7)MACP on Promotional hierarchy was directed to be granted by Principal CAT Delhi in its order in Appeal OA 864-2014 dated 12.03.2014 Now Hon’ble Delhi High Court has dismissed the department’s appeal against this CAT Order

 

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

unday, July 27, 2014

INTERIM RELIEF & DA MERGER - CONFEDERATION WRITES TO SECRETARY JCM STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL


DA MERGER & INTERIM RELIEF - CONFEDERATION WRITES TO SECRETARY JCM STAFF SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
Central Headquarters
1st floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001.
Dated : 23.07.2014
Com. Shiv Gopal Misra,
Secretary,
Staff Side, National Council, JCM
13 C Feroze Shah Road,
New Delhi. 110 001.
Dear Comrade,
Sub: Memorandum of Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance.
The National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government employees and workers places on record its appreciation over the efforts of the Staff Side, JCM, National Council in preparing and submitting the memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission, which has received the widest acceptance and admiration of the Central Government employees. Since the last date for submitting the Department-specific memorandum has been got extended by your efforts uptill 31st July, 2014, the first phase of our endeavour and interaction with the 7th CPC will come to a conclusion in a few days’ time.

I have been directed by the National Secretariat of the Confederation which met on 17th July, 2014 to solicit your kind reference to the memorandum submitted by the Staff Side on behalf of all Federations, Unions, Associations on Interim Relief and merger of Dearness allowance. We are of the view that the Staff Side, in pursuance of the said memorandum, must seek an audience with the Pay Commission immediately to know the course of action the Commission would like to take in the matter. We must also seek an appointment with the honourable Finance Minister thereafter so as to ensure that a decision on our demands is taken by the Government without any further delay. We hope we need not emphasise the fact that the Central Government employees do expect financial benefit on this score as the erosion in the real value of wages as on date is phenomenal.
We shall be grateful if you will indicate to us your line of approach in the matter.
Thanking you and with greetings,
Yours fraternally,
M. Krishnan
Secretary General.
Copy to
1.Com. Raghaviah, Leader Staff Side, National Council, JCM
2. Com. Srikumar, Secretary General, All India Defence Employees Federation.
Source: Confederation
28/07/2014
Today JCA meeting was held in NFPE office under the Chairmanship of SGFNPO. All the General Secretaries of FNPO affiliated unions and NFPE participated in the meeting. Details of the meeting will be published soon.
27/07/2014
SG FNPO PROGRAMME    
27.07.2014   to 29.07.2014 – Delhi
30.07.2014 to 01.08.2014 --Mumbai
25/07/2014
1)President of India inaugurates bank and post office at their new locations in the President’s estate
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the President’s Estate Branch of United Bank of India and Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office in their new buildings today (July 24, 2014).

The President’s Estate Branch of United Bank of India was established on February 28, 1976 and inaugurated by the then President of India, Late Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan Post Office started functioning as Viceroy’s Camp Post Office at Shimla on June 10, 1904. In 1948, it was renamed as Governor-General Post Office and in 1950, it was again renamed as President-Camp Post Office. On December 7, 1950 it got its present name. This Post Office caters to the needs of President’s Secretariat as well as residents of the President’s Estate.

The Bank and Post Office were relocated from a heritage building as part of measures to implement the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the President’s Estate.

A fitness centre for the staff of the President’s Estate was also inaugurated by the President today. 
1a)PFRDA – Comments are invited on PFRDA Regulations 2014 from all concerned.
2)Dopt Minister replied in Parliament about 5 Day Week for Central government offices.
3)Consolidated instructions on Probation/Confirmation in Central Services - regarding.
4)DISCOUNT ON MEDICINE PRIVILEGE SCHEME FOR ECHS BENEFICIARIES .

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Next Additional Dearness Allowance Hike Almost Confirmed at 7%..!


Next Additional Dearness Allowance Hike Almost Confirmed at 7%..!

The Labour Bureau released the AICPIN points for the month of May yesterday. The AICPIN points, which had remained stagnant at 242 has increased by 2 points to touch 244 now. This has led to an increase of the Dearness Allowance for the month of May from 105.02 to 106.17.

With only one month left for the calculation of the second installment of additional Dearness Allowance of the year, one can be almost sure that it would bring a hike of 7%.

The two previous rounds of Dearness Allowance revision brought hikes of 10% each. One could sense an air of disappointment and lack of enthusiasm among the employees this time.

Another reason for the disappointment is the fact that despite the Dearness Allowance increasing by more than 100%, it has still not been merged with the basic pay. There was a lot of expectation that the new Government at the Centre will implement this much-awaited and much-expected change.

But, nothing has been done about this yet. All the employee federations continue to stress upon this change. The federations are hell bent on getting either the DA merger or an interim relief this time. Will their dream come true?

Source: CGEN.in
[http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/2014/07/next-additional-dearness-allowance-hike-almost-confirmed-at-7/]

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