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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Expected DA from Jan 2017 – 3% or 2% ?

 As per AICPIN release for October month we have computed expected DA from January 2017, this is only on assumption basis. AICPIN value may vary for November & December 2016.

Illustration 1:
In case AICPIN value more than 277 for Nov & Dec 2016, then Dearness Allowance from January 2017 will be 3%
 3%
MONTH-YEARB.Y. 2001=100EXPECTED DA
Jul-162803.45
Aug-162783.9
Sep-162774.25
Oct-162784.53
Nov-162774.76
Dec-162775.01 – 2.00 = 3% DA(Round

Illustration 2:
In case AICPIN less than 277 for Nov & Dec 2016, then Dearness Allowance from January 2017 will be 2% Due to Demonetisation, AICPIN Value may be volatile for coming months. However we have to wait & See

MONTH-YEARB.Y. 2001=100EXPECTED DA
Jul-162803.45
Aug-162783.9
Sep-162774.25
Oct-162784.53
Nov-162764.72
Dec-162774.98 – 2.00 = 2% DA(Round Off)
Source:http://www.govtempdiary.com/2016/12/expected-da-from-jan-2017-3-or-2/23045

7th Pay Commission: Central govt employees to get higher allowances with January salary

New Delhi, Dec 4: Central government employees will get higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations with their January salary, said Finance Ministry sources.

The government is planning to pay high allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from January 2017, however no final decision has been taken over arrears. The demonetisation drive that has led to a massive cash shortage has also delayed the payment of higher allowance under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The government hopes that situation will return to normal after December 30 and it will be able to pay higher allowances to its 4.8 million employees.

According to a report of the Sen Times, the Finance Ministry has confirmed that central government employees’ salaries for January will be in line with the higher allowances.

The cabinet will take the final call over the payment of arrears, said the report. The central government employees have been waiting for fatter allowance since July when the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations was issued. While the Centre is planning to pay higher allowances with retrospective effect from August 2016, central government employees’ unions have demanded for implementation of the allowances with retrospective effect from January 2016.
“This depends on the cabinet. If the cabinet gives the nod higher allowances with retrospective effect from August 2016, the arrears will be paid,” a Finance Ministry source was quoted as saying. “The government faces severe attack for cash crunch because of demonetisation. But the situation will return to normalcy after the deadline of December 30 for deposit of invalid Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes,” he added.
The 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances, which was opposed by the central government employees’ unions. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley formed the ‘Committee on Allowances’ on July 22 for examination of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances other than dearness allowance.

The committee is ready with its report and will soon submit to the Finance Ministry. Earlier we reported that the government has decided to stick to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on basic pay and there will no no hike in basic pay or fatter allowances.

Source:;http://www.india.com/news/india/7th-pay-commission-central-govt-employees-to-get-higher-allowances-with-january-salary-1689390/

Increasing number of women are now reporting cases of sexual harassment at workplace: Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Government of India has enacted the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013 with the objective to provide safe and secure workplace environment to women. As per the National Crime Records Bureau data, 57 and 119 cases of sexual harassment at workplace were reported under section 509 IPC in the year 2014 and 2015 respectively. This increase in number shows that more and more women are coming forward to seek police assistance in such cases and are not suffering in silence. For reasons behind sexual harassment of women at workplace socio-culture mindset which is an outcome of deeply rooted patriarchal social constructs is the major reason.

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 mandates constitution of Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) in all workplace whether public or private. A woman has the right to submit her complaint directly to the Internal Complaints Committee so constituted. In case internal complaint committee is not constituted in any organisation than the complaint could be made to Local Complaints Committee constituted at district level.

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Encouraging usage of Debit Cards Among Government employees

F.No.25 (30)/E.Coord/2016
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi,1st December 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Encouraging usage of Debit Cards Among Government employees

In the recent years advancements in banking technology, progress in mobile banking and innovative technologies to facilitate digital payments have smoothly in electronic mode. The Government of India has taken policy decisions encouraging cashless/electronic transactions.

2. In its endeavour on moving towards electronic payments, Central Government Ministries/Departments have been crediting the salary and other payments for the majority of its employees electronically, direct into the designated bank accounts of the employees. Given the progress made in banking technology, it is assumed that each employees. Given the progress made in banking technology, it is assumed that each employee would be in possession of a Debit/ATM card linked to his/her bank account. Ensuring and encouraging government employees to maximise the usage of Debit cards for personal related transactions instead of cash would go a long way serving with the employees serving as ambassadors for the digital push and also motivate encourage the general public in taking up the cause.

3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to encourage their employees to make use of Debit Cards for personal related transactions instead of cash. Ministries/Departments should liaise with their accredited banks and set up special camps to facilitate obtaining of and ensure that all its employees are in possession of Debit Cards. Ministries/Departments may also issue similar advisories to their attached/subordinate offices, PSUs, Autonomous Bodies etc.

sd/-
(H. Atheli)
Director
Source :http://finmin.nic.in/credit_debit_usage_govtempl.pdf

Dearness allowance from january 2017-AICPIN for the month of October 2016

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – October, 2016

No. 5/1/2016 – CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 30th November, 2016

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – October, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for October, 2016 increased by 1 point and stood at 278 (two hundred and seventy eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.36 per cent between September and October, 2016 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.13 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in- current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.01 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Ana, Besan, Black Gram, Gram Dal, Poultry (Chicken), Milk (Buffalo & Cow), Brinjal, Cauliflower, French Bean, Lady’s Finger, Methi, Peas, Tomato, Cooking Gas, Petrol, Toilet Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Moong Dal, Urd Dal, Groundnut Oil, Fish Fresh, Apple, Banana, Potato, Electricity Charges, Soft Coke, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 3.35 per cent for October, 2016 as compared to 4.14 per cent for the previous month and 6.32 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 2.99 per cent against 4.05 per cent of the previous month and 7.50 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Mundakkyam and Darjeeling reported the maximum increase of 8 points each followed by Jamshedpur and Amritsar (5 points each). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 4 centres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 13 centres and 1 point in 20 centres. On the contrary, Goa recorded a maximum decrease of 7 points followed by Bhavnagar (5 points). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 4 centres and 1 point in 8 centres. Rest of the 15 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 35 centres are above All-India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Vishakhapathnam centre remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of November, 2016 will be released on Friday, 30th December, 2016. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Source:http://www.labourbureaunew.gov.in/UserContent/Press_Note_CPI_IW_Oct_2016_EH.pdf


7th pay commission order issued

Panaji: The Goa government on Wednesday issued an order for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for its 55,000-plus employees. The cabinet had last week approved the proposal for the implementation of the new pay scales, which will also be applicable to 45,000 pensioners.

As per the notification issued by state finance secretary, Daulat Hawaldar, the revised pay scale would be implemented for all government employees and employees of government-aided education institutions with effect from January 1. The actual payment through monthly salary will commence from January 2017.

“Only part ‘A’ of the schedule appended to the Central Civil Services (revised pay) rules, 2016, as adopted by the government of Goa, will be implemented,” the order said. The revised pay structure will include dearness allowance (DA) of 12.5% sanctioned from January 1 in the pre-revised structure. DA should stand revised at 2% from July 1.
Arrears of pay in the revised pay structure with effect from 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016, shall be claimed separately and these arrears would be credited to the respective GPF/special account in respect of employees covered under NPS (national pension scheme).

The existing system on interest-free advances for medical treatment, travelling allowance for family of deceased, travelling allowance on tour or transfer and leave travel allowance would continue.

The order will not cover judicial and non-judicial court officers or employees functioning in courts, whose pay is separately governed by order of the ministry of law. Similarly, the order will not be applicable to employees of corporations, autonomous bodies, societies, agencies and public sector units, Panchayati Raj institutions and urban local bodies, whether belonging to common cadre or otherwise.

In view of anomalies, a two-member work study-cum-anomaly committee comprising Shyamsundar Korgaonkar (ombudsman) and Nobert Moraes, retired accounts director will be set up.

Read at:;http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/7th-pay-commission-order-issued/articleshow/55714689.cms

2 per cent ATMs dry because government used that money to pay its own employees

The government decided to pay its Group C and D staff Rs 10,000 in cash to ease pressure on the banks.

The central government's decision to pay its 42 lakh Group C and D employees Rs 10,000 each in cash has one shocking fallout: a whopping 1.66 lakh ATMs, 82 per cent of India's total cash machines, could have used that money to ease the serpentine queues before them

As November ended and salaries were supposed to be paid, the government decided to pay its Group C and D staff Rs 10,000 in cash to ease pressure on the banks, already reeling for more than three weeks after demonetisation was announced on November 8.

Pay Commission figures say Group C and D employees constitute nearly 89 per cent of the 47 lakh government employees. If each is paid Rs 10,000, the total payment in cash sucked out of the system comes to over Rs 4170 crores.

Now, India has 2,02,801 ATMs, according to the government data. That means the amount of money that central government employees get sitting in the comfort of their homes could have easily fed 1.66 lakh ATMs, which in turn could have benefited over 1.6 crore people (assuming the Rs 2,500 withdrawal limit per day).

And that's not all. A number of state governments, including Delhi, Telangana, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, and West Bengal, have announced moves to pay a part of the salary to Group C and D employees in cash, which means more dry ATMs.

Source:http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/demonetisation-india-atm-cash-employees/1/824058.html

Recommendations of the High Power Committee to review the duty hours of running staff - Decisions thereof on Breach of Rest Allowance.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(\RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 135/2016
No. 2014/E(P&A)II/HPC Report 
New Delhi, dated 18 -11-2016.
The General Managers(P)/CAOs,
All Indian Railways
and Production Units etc.

Sub: Recommendations of the High Power Committee to review the duty hours of  running staff - Decisions thereof on Breach of Rest Allowance.

The High Power Committee, constituted to review the duty hours of running staff and other safety related categories made its recommendations on various aspects related to working hours of these categories. The recommendations have been duly considered by the Board and the following decisions relating to Breach of Rest Allowance have been made:

(i) The provisions contained in Rule 10 regarding Breach of Rest Allowance in the “The Rules for the Payments of Running and other Allowances to the Running Staff on Railways, 1981” are reiterated. Breach of rest whether at Headquarters or at outstation should be permitted only in emergent situations like accidents, natural calamities and national emergencies subject to operational exigencies.

(ii) There should be no Breach of Rest Allowance for breach of rest at Outstations. It will, however, continue to be admissible for breach of rest at Headquarters.

(iii) There should be no Breach of Rest Allowance for breach in periodical rest. However, if need does arise for curtailment of periodical rest, it should be permitted only if the running staff has availed a complete night in bed during the periodical rest.

(iv) The present rates for payment of Breach of Rest Allowance will continue.

(v) Cases of breach of rest should be regularly monitored at a sufficiently high level in divisional offices and zonal offices.

2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
3. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy. Director/ Estt. (P&A)II,
Railway Board.


Assessment of equivalence of employees

It is a fact that evaluation of the equivalent or comparable posts in public sector undertakings, Banks, Insurance companies, Universities, private employment vis-?-vis Government posts could not be established so far. However, the extant instructions of Department of Personnel and Training dated 8.9.1993 read with instructions of 14.10.2004 provide that till such time the equivalence of comparable posts in such organizations vis-?-vis Government posts are established, the criteria of income/wealth test shall apply to determine their creamy layer status.

The benefit of reservation is not available to the candidates who fall in creamy layer. However, as per the extant instructions, the sons and daughters of persons employed in public sector undertakings, Banks, Insurance companies, Universities, private employment etc. having income of upto Rs.6 lakhs either from salary or from other sources would fall in non-creamy layer and would be eligible to get the benefits of reservation under Other Backward Class (OBC) category.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Ministers Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad, Smt. Chhaya Verma and Ch. Sukhram Singh Yadav in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source:http://www.business-standard.com/article/government-press-release/assessment-of-equivalence-of-employees-116120101024_1.html
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Consultative Committee, Labour and Employment Discusses “Up-Gradation of ESIC Dispensaries and Hospitals”

The meeting of the Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Labour and Employment was held here last evening. Chairing the meeting, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC), Labour & Employment briefed members on agenda. The agenda for discussion included to “Up-gradation of ESIC Dispensaries and Hospitals”.

Shri U Venkateswarlu, Finance Commissioner, ESIC made a detailed presentation on “Up-gradation of ESI Dispensaries and Hospitals”.

The meeting confirmed the minutes of the previous meeting and discussed the agenda in detail. Members appreciated the initiatives taken by the Ministry and suggested ways to improve it further. The suggestions included setting up new medical facilities in emerging labour intensive areas and keeping members informed about meetings of Hospital Development Committees.

The Minister thanked members for their valuable suggestions and assured due consideration. He urged the members to cooperate in the endevours of the Ministry. The Members of Parliament who attended the Committee’s meeting include Shri Ladu Kishore Swain, Shri K K Ragesh, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Shri Ramesh Bidhuri and Shri Manohar Untwal .The last meeting of the Committee was held on 14th June, 2016 in Goa.

Source:; http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

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