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Meeting of the Committee to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowances- September 1, 2016

Meeting of the Committee to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowances- September 1, 2016

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

No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC(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

Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of provisions reg...

Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of provisions reg...

No.14021/4/2016-AIS(II)
Government Of India
Ministry Of Personnel, P.G. and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 1st September, 2016.

To,

The Chief Secretaries of
All States/Union Territories.

Sub: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum-Compensation, etc. reg.

Sir,

I am directed to say that in pursuance of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Department of pension & Pensioners Welfare by its OM No.38/37/2016-P&PW (A)(i),(ii) and Resolution dated 4th August 2016 (Copies enclosed) has issued the necessary detailed order for implementation of Government's decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum-compensation etc. under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and Commutation of pension under CCS (Commutation of pension) Rules 1981, CCS ( Extraordinary Pension) Rules 1939 etc.

2. The applicability of the provisions of aforesaid office Memorandums of the Department of pension & Pensioners Welfare to the members of all India services has been considered. It has been decided that the provisions contained in the aforesaid office Memorandum issued by the Department of Pension & Pensioners shall be equally applicable Mutatis-Mutandis to members of all India service governed by the AIS (DCRB) Rules, 1958.

Encl: as above.

Yours faithfully,

(Kavitha Padmanaban)
Deputy Secretary (Service)

Amount of additional pension will be shown distinctly in the pension payment order. For example, in case where a pensioner is more than 80 years of age and his pension is Rs.10,000 pm, the pension will be shown as (i) Basic Pension = Rs.10,000 and (ii) Additional Pension = Rs.2,000 pm. The pension on his attaining the age of 85 years will be shown as (i) Basic Pension = Rs.10,000 and (ii) additional pension = Rs.3,000 pm.

Retirement/Death Gratuity

6.1 The rates for payment of death gratuity shall be revised as under:

Length of qualifying service
Rate of Death Gratuity
Less than One Year
2 times of monthly emoluments
One Year or more but less than 5 Years
6 times of monthly emoluments
5 Year or more but less than 11 years
12 times of monthly emoluments
11 year or more but less than 20 years
20 times of monthly emoluments
20 years or more
Half month’s emoluments for every completed six monthly period of qualifying  service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.


Accordingly, Rule 50(1)(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

6.2 The maximum limit of Retirement gratuity and death gratuity shall be Rs.20 lakh. The ceiling  on gratuity will increase by 25% whenever the dearness allowance rises by 50% of the basic pay. Accordingly, first proviso under Rule 50(1)(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

FAMILY PENSION 1964

7.1 Family pension shall be calculated at a uniform rate of 30% of basic pay in the revised pay structure and shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.9000/-p.m. and maximum of 30% of the highest pay in the Government. Rule 54(2) relating to Family Pension, 1964 under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall stand modified to this extent.

7.2 The amount of enhanced family pension shall be 50% of basic pay in the revised pay structure and shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.9000/-p.m. and maximum of 50% of the highest pay in the Government. (The highest pay in the Govt. is Rs. 2,50,000 with effect from 1.1.2016).

7.3 There will be no other change in the provisions regulating family pension,enhanced family pension and additional family pension to old family pensioners.

COMMUTATION OF PENSION

8.1 There will be no change in the provisions relating to commutation values, the limit upto which the pension can be commuted or the period after which the commuted pension is to be restored.

9.1 The pension/family pension under para 5 and 7 above shall qualify for dearness relief sanctioned from time to time, in .accordance with the relevant rules/instructions.

FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE

10.1 Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners who are residing in non-CGHS areas and are not availing OPD facility of CGHS -shall continue to be paid at the existing rate till a final decision is taken on the basis of recommendations of the Committee constituted for the purpose.

CONSTANT ATTENDANT ALLOWANCE

11.1 The amount of Constant Attendant Allowance to pensioners who retired on disability pension with100% disability under the CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939, (where the individual is completely dependent on somebody else for day to day functions) shall continue to be paid at the existing rate till a final decision is taken on the basis of recommendations of the Committee constituted for the purpose.

EX GRATIA LUMPSUM COMPENSATION

12.1 The amount of ex gratia lump sum compensation available to the families of Central Government Civilian employees, who the in the performance of their bona fide official duties under various circumstances shall be revised as under:

Circumstances
Amount
Death occurring due to accidents in course of performance of duties
25 lakh
Death in the course of performance of duties attributed to acts of violence by terrorists, anti social elements etc.
25 lakh
Death occurring in border skirmishes and action against militants, terrorists, extremists, sea pirates
35 lakh
Death occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude, inaccessible border posts, etc. on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions
35 lakh
Death occurring during enemy action in war or such war like engagements, which are specifically notified by Ministry of Defence and death occurring during evacuation of Indian Nationals from a war-torn zone in foreign country
45 lakh


13.1 Formal amendments to CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939 in terms of the decisions contained in this order will be issued in due course. Provisions of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules, 1939, and CCS(Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 which are not specifically modified by these orders, will remain unchanged.

14,1. These orders issue with concurrence of the Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure vide their U.O.No.30-1/33(c)/ 2016-IC dated 03.08.2016

15.1. In their application to the employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

16. Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and Subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis.


(Vandana Sharma)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DOPT

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Issues arisen consequent upon 7th CPC Recommendations and Government decisions

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