Thursday, 5 March 2015

மாத சந்தா 50 ஆகிறது

The Deparment Approved the Amendment Raising the Subscription from Rs40/- to Rs50/- from 1-04-2015 

அன்பு தோழர்களே 

                வணக்கம் நமது பிலாய் அகில இந்திய மாநாட்டின் தீர்மானத்தின் படி நமது மாதந்திர சந்தா தொகை வருகிற ஏப்ரல் 1 முதல் ரூபாய் 50 ஆகிறது

 இலாகாவின் உத்திரவு இதோ

          

விருப்ப பணி ஒய்வு வாழ்த்து

             05.02.2015 அன்று விருப்ப பணி ஓய்வில் செல்லும் பாளையங்கோட்டை APM Accounts தோழியர் திருமதி ஜெயலக்ஷ்மி (திருமிகு. S.தியாகராஜன் அவர்களின் துணைவியார்)  அவர்களை ஒய்வு காலத்தில் மனஅமைதியுடன் வாழ வாழ்த்துகிறோம்.  

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

ராஜஸ்தான் CPMG திரு DKS சௌஹான் தலைமையில் கமிட்டி அமைப்பு

Department has constituted a committee headed by Shri. DKS .Chauhan CPMG Rajasthan Circle under No.17-103/2007/GDS dated 24-02-15 with the following terms of reference.

(a) Examining /Revision of existing provisions for filling up of vacant GDS posts (other   than GDS BPM)

(b) Examination / Review of existing point based system of assessing indigence for compassionate engagement.

Banking Services in Postoffices.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

UN STARRED QUESTION NO.533
TO BE ANSWERED ON 27th FEBRUARY, 2015

†533. SHRI BHUPENDER YADAV:                                                        
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:
(a)       whether Government proposes to entrust banking related services to the Department of Posts;
(b)       whether all post offices in the country would also function as a bank; and
(c)        if so, by when this work is likely to be completed?
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)
(a)       Yes Sir. The Department of Posts applied to the Reserve Bank of India for issuance of license for setting up of Payments Bank on 30.01.2015.
(b)       No Sir. The Government does not propose to convert all post offices in the country to function as a bank. However, Department of Posts applied for license for setting up a Payments Bank on 30.01.2015, which may utilize a part of existing resources /infrastructure of the Department.
(c)        Date of completion of the above work will be depended on the decision of the Reserve Bank of India.
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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
RAJYA SABHA
UN STARRED QUESTION NO.547
TO BE ANSWERED ON 27th FEBRUARY, 2015
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS ENTERING INTO BANKING SERVICES
†547. SHRI RAM NATH THAKUR:
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state?
(a)       whether Government plans to establish Post Bank of India by converting the wide network of post offices spread across the country into commercial banks, if so, the details thereof;
(b)       whether the Department of Posts had expressed its intention before the Government of entering into banking services in the rural areas during a discussion on the suggestions of a task force constituted on India Post; and
(c)        if so, the details thereof and the action plan made by Government in this regard?
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)
(a)      The Government does not propose to convert the wide network of post  offices spread across the country into commercial banks. The proposed Post Bank of India is envisaged as an independent entity.
(b)     During the discussions on the suggestions put forward by task force constituted for leveraging the Post Office Network, the Department of Posts expressed the view that it is ready to enter into the banking space with focus on rural areas.
(c)    Based on a consideration of all relevant aspects, the Department of Posts has submitted an application to Reserve Bank of India seeking License for setting up a Payments Bank as an independent entity.

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7th Pay Commission invited the Standing council members of National Council of JCM – INDWF

"Regarding merger of DA and Granting of interim report on granting Interim Relief as per our request, Chairman 7th CPC said there is no mention in the Terms of Reference and there are directives from Government on this issue. However, he assured that he will a DO letter to the Government whether 7th CPC can consider to recommend and submit an Interim Report on this matter."


7th CPC meeting with National Council JCM on 25.02.2015
INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
R.Srinivasan
General Secretary
INDWF/Circular/012/2015
Date: 25/2/2015
To
All Affiliated of INDWF
Dear Cooleagues,
VII Central Pay Commission invited the Standing council members of National Council of JCM for submission of oral evidence on the JCM/Common memorandum submitted by the National Council constituents to the commission on Pay and Allowances, Pay determination, Minimum and Maximum Pay, Pensionery benefits, Commutations, Revision of Pension for Pensioners etc on 25/2/2015 at 11.00 Hrs.
The Standing Committee members attendted the meeting with the 7th Central Pay Commission from 11.00 Hrs ti 12.30 Hrs and the details are given as under :
1. At the outset Leader and Secretary Staff Side raised the issues that 6th CPC Chairman invited the Standing Committee NC(JCM) for oral evidence on 17th, 18th and 19th April, 2008 on the common memorandum submitted by the National Council Consituents. Therefore, we need minimum three days to supplement and give oral evidence to the VII CPC and one day for Retirement benefits.
a. Determination Pay and Minimum Pay as well as Maximum Pay
b. Pay and Allowances
c. Special Benefits on particular categories
d. Terminal and Retirement Benefits etc.
After receiving the names and dates for discussion we shall be able to allot time for discussion on those matters mentioned in the memorandum.
2. We have demanded that sufficient time to be given to the Federation to present their respective Ministries/Departments specific problems particularly Railways, Defence, Postal, Health Ministry where the issues are different from each other. Chairman agreed to give time after requestes from the respective Federations.
3. Regarding merger of DA and Granting of interim report on granting Interim Relief as per our request, Chairman said that this has not been included in the Terms of reference. However, we have insisted upon that the erosion of pay due to increase in prices and inflation the DA has crossed more than 100%, therefore merger of DA is important and Interim Relief should be granted. Chairman 7th CPC said there is no mention in the Terms of Reference and there are directives from Government on this issue. However, he assured that he will a DO letter to the Government whether 7th CPC can consider to recommend and submit an Interim Report on this matter.
The National Council JCM agreed to submit the names of members and dates for further discussion on the memorandum after having internal discussions among us and also approach the Government of India to give directives to 7th CPC for submitting an Interim Relief on merger of DA and Interim Relief for both employees and pensioners.
The meeting ended after the above discussions.
Yours Sincerly,
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(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary
Source: INDWF

Income Tax 2015-16 – Changes relevant to Salaried Employees in Budget 2015 

While Finance Minister termed Budget 2015-16 as a growth oriented one with due attention to common and poor in India, there were not much changes as far as Income Tax 2015-16 in respect of salaried employees are concerned. Personal Income Tax Rates were untouched and as a result Salaried Class will have to pay same Income Tax that they paid last year.

However, following changes have been effected with regard to deductions / exemption allowed from total income of Salaried Employees under various Sections Income Tax Act by which quantum of Income Tax payable this year may get reduced if an employee is eligible for such deduction / exemption.

Sukanaya Samriddhi Scheme made eligible for deduction under Section 80C

Individuals who are subjected to Personal Income Tax Provisions can now save Sukanaya Samriddhi Scheme, a newly started savings scheme with a view to encourage savings in the name of girl child’s education and marriage, for the purpose of claiming deduction under Section 80C
Additional Income Tax Exemption in respect of Health Insurance Premium under Section 80 D:
Medical expenditure is getting increased day by day and however awareness towards Health Insurance is very minimal in India. In order to make Health Insurance Schemes more attractive and to cover entire health insurance premium paid by an employee for the purpose of deduction under Section 80 D, limits of Health Insurance Premium for covering individual and a senior citizen for the purpose of Income Tax Exemption have been increased to Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 30,000 respectively.
Moreover, as far as very senior citizens (aged 80 years or more) are concerned any payment made on account of medical expenditure up to Rs. 30,000 would be eligible for deduction under Section 80D.
 
More Deduction under Section 80DD for very senior citizens (increased from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 80,000)
While an individual is eligible to deduct up Rs. 50,000 which was spent towards medical expenditure under Section 80DD, budget 2015 has brought out an additional provision under this section to allow deduction of Rs. 80,000 for very senior citizens.
The condition of producing certificate from a medical doctor under Section 80DDB has been relaxed and it is enough the tax payer produces a prescription from a specialist doctor.
Additional Income Tax Exemption for Persons with disability under Section 80U:
In view of the rising cost of medical care and special needs of a disabled person, it is proposed to amend section 80DD and section 80U so as to raise the limit of deduction in respect of a person with a disability from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 75,000.
It is also proposed to raise the limit of deduction in respect of a person with severe disability from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.25 lakhs.
Limit under Section 80CCD and Section 80CCC for contribution in NPS and other pension funds raised
With an agenda to promote social security measures and to bring the existing provision in line with the recently increased overall limit of Rs. 150,000, the deduction for contribution to certain pension funds under section 80CCC has been increased to Rs. 150,000 from present Rs. 100,000.
Also, an additional deduction under section 80CCD to the extent of Rs. 50,000 has been introduced for contributions under the National Pension Scheme.
Deduction towards Transport Allowance increased from Rs. 800 to Rs. 1600 per month
The long due increment in the monthly travel allowance has now finally materialized. In order to commensurate with the increased costs of transportation, it is now proposed to be double the original transport allowance and it shall stand at Rs. 1,600 per month.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

புதிய தளம் ! ஆம் புரட்சிக்கான தளம்

            திருவண்ணாமலை கோட்டத்தின் புதிய வலைய தளத்திற்கு நெல்லை கோட்ட சங்கத்தின் வாழ்த்துக்கள். கோட்ட செயலாளரும் அகில இந்திய துணை செயலாளருமான அருமை தோழர் சரவணன் அவர்கள் பணிசிறக்க வாழ்த்துகிறோம்.

Flash News



Union Budget 2015: Postal Department to use its vast network for proposed Payment Bank

1)Union Budget 2015: Postal Department to use its vast network for proposed Payment Bank.
2)Union Budget 2015-16: No change in income tax rates

 Click above links to see the details

Flash News

With decline in document shipments, e commerce is our department’s new focus,” a top official at the Department of Posts, told ET.
Click the  below link for details 
 
E-MAIL POLICY OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA CLICK HERE3)Extension Ad-hoc Recognition of Service Association of employees of N/S Departmental Canteens/TRs of Central govt. Offices under CCS (RSA), Rules 1993 –regarding Click the  below link for details
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/XXX.pdf
 
Minutes of the 26th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) held on 03rd February, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP).
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Thursday, 26 February 2015

NFIR’s 55 Point Charter of Demands

NFIR’s 55 Point Charter of Demands Including DA Merger, Interim Relief and Scrap NPS
 
1. Withdraw FDI, PPP in Railways – Stop Out Sourcing, Contractorisation and Privatization.
2. Scrap New Pension Scheme in Railways and restore liberalised pension scheme.
3. DA merger with pay with retrospective effect and payment of Interim Relief to Central Government employees (serving and retired).
4. Calculation and payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) on actual wages.
5. Transport Allowance be exempted from the purview of Income Tax.
6. Increase contribution to Group Insurance Scheme (GIS) by atleast 10-times for all Government employees.
7. Merge Technician-II with Technician-1 with Grade Pay Rs.2800/- (PB-I) in Railways.
8. Revise entry grade pay of Station Masters as Rs.4200/- in PB-2.
9. Replacement of Grade Pay Rs.4600/- with Rs.4800/- (PB-2) w.e.f. 01/01/2006.
10. Revise upwardly the kilometrage rates of Running Staff w.e.f. 01/01/2006 – Settle Running Staff issues as per agreement dated 7th February, 2014.
11. Implement agreement for Up-gradation of Apex Group ‘C’ posts to Group ‘B’ Gazetted in Railways.
12. Allotment of higher Grade Pay to the Loco Pilots and Guards.
13. Count Temporary status Casual Labour Service in full as qualifying service for retirement and other purposes.
14. Allot entry Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- to the Group ‘B’ Gazetted staff.
15. LARSGESS be extended to GP Rs. 2400/- and above.
16. Track patrolling – Support man provision be complied with.
17. Rectify MACPS anomalies.
18. Rectify Sixth CPC anomalies.
19. Enhance Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs.500/- p.m. to not less than Rs.2000/- p.m., for all retired employees.
20. Extend special privileges and facilities for Women employees for their
empowerment.
21. Ensure full implementation of the report of Joint Committee for career
growth of Track Maintainers.
22. Abolish 12/- Hours duty in Railways – Introduce 8 hours duty roster for Running and Safety categories staff. Classify Running Staff working high
speed trains as “Intensive” – NFIR’s proposals on the recommendations of High Power Committee (R&S) be considered for reaching negotiated settlement.
23. Remove hardships being faced by Train Controllers.
24. Reduce Duty Hours of Nursing Staff, thus honour Government’s decision.
25. Create ticket checking staff posts for manning trains.
26. Casual Labour acquired temporary status prior to 01/01/2004 should be covered under Liberalised Pension Scheme.
27. Implement norms approved by Railway Board and sanction new posts of SSE/JE (Signal), ESM, Helper (Signal) etc.
28. Amend Rules for providing employment to Wards of Employees.
29. Provide quality Health care to employees, their families besides retired employees.
30. Fill vacancies of Doctors, Para Medical Staff and provide Super specialists in all Railway Hospitals — enhance superannuation age of Railway Doctors.
31. Cover all Railway employees under Incentive Scheme in Workshops, PUs etc., wherever not covered.
32. Grant parity in Pay Structure for Stenographers in Railways at par with CSS/RBSS.
33. Training Allowance should be revised to 30% of pay in all Training Centres/Schools.
34. Implement agreement on stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors.
35. Review SPAD definition – Prevent harassment and victimisation of Running and safety categories staff.
36. Make upward revision of Income Tax exemption limit in the case of running staff.
37. Running Rooms should be improved, air-conditioned and upgraded on priority.
38. Grant Project incentive allowance to the staff working in projects on Indian Railways.
39. Negotiating foras of PNM, DC/JCM & NC/JCM should be made effective for resolving issues speedily – Implement agreements reached in PNM, DC/JCM & special meetings etc., immediately.
40. Ensure creation of posts in safety/operational/public image categories for manning new services and maintaining new assets without linking to matching surrender.
41. Grant Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers.
42. Absorb quasi administrative units/offices staff against posts in GP Rs. 1800/- PB-1.
43. Induct Course Completed Act Apprentice against vacancies.
44. Ensure quality Uniform to all employees and supply of quality protective gears — concede NFIR’s proposals.
45. Grant Patient Care Allowance to all para-medical staff.
46. Provision of single woman Hostel facility at all Divisional Headquarters and important stations.
47. Setting up of a multi-disciplinary training institute for imparting training in rail related electronic technologies for the wards of Railway Employees.
48. Extension of medical facilities to the dependent parents of railway employees.
49. Liberalize compassionate appointment provisions.
50. Remove restrictions on payment of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy.
51. Allot adequate funds for maintenance of Railway Quarters as well as construction of new quarters.
52. Introduce warning/ Hooter system to prevent deaths of Track Maintainers etc., while on duty.
53. Grant Study leave with attendant incentives liberally o the employees for pursuing higher studies.
54. Enhance Night Patrolling Allowance for Track Maintainers.
55. Allot Pay Band-4 to Junior Administrative Grade Officers in Railways.
Source: NFIR

Flash News : Merger of DA with Pay and Grant of Interim Relief

The JCM Staff Side delegation met the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission, 25/02/2015 at 11:00 hrs. The detailed report as follows…
i. Merger of DA with Pay and grant of Interim Relief :-
The JCM Staff Side insisted that the Pay Commission should consider Staff Side memorandum submitted in the month of June 2014 and recommend DA merger. The Chairman, 7th CPC replied that there is no communication from the Government of India to give interim report on DA merger demand. After discussion, the Chairman 7th CPC has decided to send D.O. letter to the Government today conveying the strong protest of Staff Side/JCM.
With regard to grant of Interim Relief, the Chairman heard the point of view of the Staff Side JCM that it is only “provisional payment in view of market situation and urged upon the Commission to send suo-moto recommendation to the Government.
ii. Allotment of time slots for explaining the case of Central Government Employees as well ‘ Departments like Railways, Postal, Defence (Civil side) etc.,
The Chairman suggested that small committees may be constituted by the Staff Side for meeting the Pay Commission for deliberations and enough time will be given. He also said that the Memorandums given by JCM, Federations/Unions/Associations have been gone into by the Pay Commission fully. He further said that VII CPC will meet the teams from each department and hear their proposals.
Responding to this, the JCM Staff Side has agreed to make out the proposal for the purpose of facilitating the Pay Commission to hear the views/submissions of the Federations/Unior/Associations. The deliberations may commence somewhere after 15th March, 2015. Staff Side JCM will prepare time schedule proposal and send to Pay Commission accordingly.
iii. Gramin Dak Sewaks – The case was explained. The Pay Commission was suggested that the copy of Supreme Court Judgment may be made available for examination.
On behalf of NFIR S/Shri M.Raghavaiah (JCM Staff Side/Leader), Guman Singh, R.P.Bhatnagar and B.C. Sharma have participated in the meeting.
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(Dr M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

DAY LONG DHARNA IN FRONT OF ALL REGIONAL OFFICES.

Postal JCA Struggle Programme on 27/02/2015


       The Second phase of programme decided by Postal JCA comprising NFPE & FNPO - AIPEU GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS is on 27-02-2015 - 

DAY LONG DHARNA IN FRONT OF ALL REGIONAL OFFICES.
ORGANIZE                        MOBILIZE 
27 - 02 - 2015
DHARNA 
INFRONT OF ALL REGIONAL OFFICES IN ALL CIRCLES
MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS WITH ENMASS PARTICIPATION
 

Now, India Post to sell biscuits, photo frames and mugs

CHENNAI: After introducing auxiliary mail services in an attempt to salvage its sinking fortunes, India Post will now sell biscuits, photo frames and mugs. After opening in Bengaluru and Mysore, Chennai's first Post Shoppe will come up at the head post office on Anna Salai next mont

Postmaster general Merwin Alexander said the store would also sell pens, markers, gum, books and souvenirs with the India Post logo.

It will be located next to the multiple counters for postal and banking operations, so that customers can pick up stationery, and more.

"Post Shoppe is aimed at bringing various items of selected utility on sale under one roof. There will also be greeting cards," said Alexander. "Despite the internet, there are still many takers for greeting cards as it makes a difference to the receiver who would cherish it and keep it as a fond memory from a loved one," said Alexander. There was also a plan to have coffee vending machines at the shop, he added.

The postmaster general said the facility would augment the needs of the customer and also add value to the place. "If a customer walks in and finds that he is not carrying a pen, he can quickly get it from the Post Shoppe. And then there are other things he can buy. It is all about customer delight," said Alexander. "In short, it is expected to be a shelf of aesthetics and utility."

After seeing the response in Chennai, India Post will decide whether to replicate the store in tier two cities. Customers are welcome to send in suggestions on the content and feel of Post Shoppe, said an official.

Against the onslaught of email and instant communication using computers and smart phones, India Post has been trying to reinvent itself through a variety of improvised communication services such as e-post, e-money order and e-tracking.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

OBITUARY

கோவில்பட்டி தேசிய அஞ்சல் ஊழியர் சங்கத்தின் முன்னாள் கோட்டசெயலாளரும் ஸ்ரீவில்லிபுத்தூர் Grade II Postmaster ருமான
திரு விக்டர் தனிஸ்லாஸ் அவர்களின் தாயார் இன்று மாலை காலமானார் என்பதை வருத்தத்துடன் தெரிவித்து கொள்கிறோம்.
அன்னாரின் இறுதி சடங்கு நாளை கோவில்பட்டியில் அவரது இல்லத்தில் வைத்து  நடைபெறும்.
அன்னாரின் மறைவால் வாடும் அவர்தம் குடும்பத்தினருக்கு தேசிய சங்கத்தின் ஆழ்த்த அனுதாபங்கள்.

Tamilnadu Postmaster Gr I - 2014 Results Declared

 

Cadre Restructuring Agreement of Gr C Employees.

Cadre Restructuring ல் தற்போதைய நிலையை பாரீர் 

DEPARTMENT’S DELAYING TACTICS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED. POSTAL JCA SHOULD NOT FAIL IN ITS RESPONSIBILITY.


COM. M.KRISHNAN
EX SECRETARY GENERAL NFPE
Cadre Restructuring agreement of the Group ‘C’ employees of the Department of Posts was signed by both the official side and staff side on 28.04.2014 after protracted discussions and hard-bargaining by the leadership of NFPE & FNPO. By 30.04.2015 first anniversary of the signing of the agreement will be over. Even after a lapse of nine months the proposal is still pending in the Postal Directorate. In all other departments like Railways, Income Tax, Central Secretariat etc. 
 
cadre restructuring is already approved by Government and implemented. Employees got the benefits months back. Postal JCA has included this demand in its charter of demands. The reply given by the Department is really shocking and shameful. After keeping the file in the cold-storage for ten months now the Postal Board says it want six months more time to process the proposal for submission to the DOP&T. Reply given by the Department in the minutes of the strike charter discussion is reproduced below:
“The examination of proposals regarding Cadre Restructuring will be expedited and will be sent to DOP&T within specified period as decided in the JCM meeting (i.e six month from 16.12.2014)”
So, as per the reply, for processing the proposal, the Directorate will take time upto 30.06.2015 i.e. fourteen months from the date of signing of the agreement. It is really shameful. After processing, the proposal is to be submitted to DOP&T for approval. If Postal Board can take 14 months for  processing, DOP&T will definitely take minimum six months. After that approval of Finance and Law Ministry’s are to be obtained. Thus minimum it will take one more year from 30.06.2015. By that time 7th CPC report will be submitted and implemented by Government. Once 7th CPC   recommendations are implemented the entire cadre Restructuring Agreement signed after 6th CPC report will become infructuous and Government will say fresh cadre Restructuring Committee is to be constituted after the 7th CPC. That means all the effort made by the Postal Federations will go in vain. This should not be allowed to happen under any circumstances. Postal JCA Leaders should rise upto the occasion.
All of us know that the cadre Restructuring agreement is a product of continuous struggle conducted by Postal JCA right from 2010 onwards. Postal Board adopted delaying tactics from the very beginning and everytime we countered it with serious agitations including serving of indefinite strike notice and mobilisation of the workers, which compelled the Postal Board to sign the agreement on 28.04.2014. If the agreement is implemented, the promotional chances of Group ‘C’ employees will increase three fold (three times). Further on completion of two years service in the third promotional scale they will get one more promotion i.e. fourth promotion. Every Group ‘C’ employee will be benefited and the long wait for getting more promotional opportunities will be over.
In the above circumstances, we cannot accept the stand taken by the Postal Board in the JCM Departmental council meeting on 16.12.2014 and also in the strike Charter discussion meeting on 05.02.2015. 6th & 7th Central Pay Commissions are given only 18 months time by the  Government for examining the wages and service conditions and giving  recommendations regarding 30 lakhs of Central Govt. employees and about 20 lakhs Defence personnel which includes more than 60 departments and hundreds of various cadres and Pay Commissions are completing their work within the specified time. Here in the Postal department for processing an agreement signed by the Department and staff side 14 months time is being taken, that too not for final orders, but for submitting the proposal to DOP&T!!!. It is an insult to the entire employees who are eagerly waiting for orders. Their hope and aspirations cannot be allowed to be shattered, because of the indifferent attitude of the Postal Board.
Postal JCA leaders should take a firm and uncompromising stand and should demand implementation of the cadre restructuring proposals (not merely processing for submission to DOP&T) before 30.04.2015. Orders are to be issued before 30.04.2015. Otherwise we should go for indefinite strike as already decided by Postal JCA.
It is an agreement signed by the Department and it should not be allowed to lapse automatically after 7th CPC finalizing its report. DOP&T will not allow any cadre restructuring Committee Report constituted after 6th CPC to be implemented after 7th CPC recommendations. Once 7th CPC  recommendations are submitted to Government, DOP&T will simply reject the agreement and advise Postal Board to reconstitute another Cadre Restructuring committee after implementation of 7th CPC recommendations. So let us understand the seriousness of the situation and rise upto the occasion.

Revision of rates for various treatment procedures under CGHS



Bipartite Settlement between Union and Management on wage revision.

Minutes of the discussions held on 23rd February 2015 between IBA representing Management of bank which are parties to the Bipartite Settlement and Workmen Unions and Officers’ Association on wage revision
 
Discussions were held between the Indian Banks’ Association representing Managements of Banks and the authorised representatives of Workmen Unions and Officers’ Associations on wage revision for officers in banks. After holding several rounds of discussions the parties have mutually agreed as under:
1. The Wage revision will be effective from 1.11.2012.
2. The annual wage increase in salary and allowances @ 15% which works out to Rs. 4725 crores on salary slip components.
3. The new scales will be constructed after merging dearness allowance corresponding 4440 points as on November 2011, which works out to 60.15% and adding a factor 2% on basic pay plus dearness allowance as on 31st March 2012 amounting to around Rs. 597 crores.
4. Distribution of annual wage increase between Workmen and Officers’ Association will be worked separately based on breakupof establishment expenses as on 31.03.2012.
5. Every second and fourth Saturday of the month will be a holiday and the other Saturdays will be full working days.
6. All other issues of the Management and Unions / Associations discussed during the process of negotiation will be settled to the mutual satisfaction.
7. The Parties will meet on mutually convenient dates to draw out a detailed Bipartite Settlement / Joint Note on the various issues on which consensus positions have been reached. The parties will endeavour to finalise the Bipartite Settlement / Joint Note within a period of ninety days from the date of minutes
Signed at Mumbai on 23rd February 2015
For Management
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For Officers Associations / Workmen Unions
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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Meeting between JCM Staff Side & 7th Pay Commission – Discussion on DA Merger & Interim Relief – NFIR

Meeting between JCM Staff Side & 7th Pay Commission – Discussion on DA Merger & Interim Relief – NFIR
Meeting with the 7th Central Pay Commission – reg
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford road, New Delhi – 110 005
No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/Corres/Pt.V
Dated: 18/02/2015
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Dear Brother,
Sub: Meeting with the 7th Central Pay Commission – reg.
A meeting will take place between the JCM Staff Side and the 7th Central Pay Commission on 25th February 2015. Following issues are expected to be discussed in the meeting.

Minimum Wage
Interim Relief &
Merger of DA with Pay
It may also be noted that the Oral evidence on the Memorandum submitted by the Federation will commence from 15th March 2015, but however, the dated will be confirmed later on.
Yours fraternally,
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(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary