27/02/2016 to 03/03/2016 MOTIHARI[BIHAR]
Friday, 26 February 2016
Sunday, 21 February 2016
The need for fixing the minimum wages at Rs 26,000/- and modifying the multiplying factor was explained in detail with full justification.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
No: II/95/Pt VIII
Dt:19th February, 2016
On the Invitation of Shri R.K. Chaturvedi, Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance Dr M. Raghavaiah, Chairman/NJCA & GS/NFIR and Shri Guman Singh, Member/NJCA & President/NFIR representing Central Government Federations/Associations attended the meeting at North Block, New Delhi at 11.00AM on 19th February 2016 and explained NJCA’s 1 to 26 charter of demands with full justification for every demand.
The need for fixing the minimum wages at Rs 26,000/- and modifying the multiplying factor was explained in detail with full justification. The leaders drew the attention of Shri Chaturvedi to Page No 63 of 7th CPC which is as follows:
It is clear from above that the pay rise is only 14.3% in 7th CPC, which is causing lot of resentment and unrest among 34 lakh Central Govt Employees belonging to Railways, Defence, Postal etc., Mr R.K. Chaturvedi assured to explain the views expressed by NJCA leaders to the Cabinet Secretary and stated that within 10-15 days a meeting between NJCA, Empowered Committee and the Implementation Cell will be held for further discussions.
The NJCA leaders made it ample clear that in the event of No Negotiated Settlement all the central government employees will be compelled to serve Strike Notice on 11th March 2016 and proceed on strike from 6.00AM on 11th April 2016.
As already decided by NJCA all the Central Govt Employees must prepare themselves for Indefinite Strike from 11th April 2016.
Move to rate staffers on this count creates flutter in bureacracy
The "integrity"of central government employees will now be under watch.
A confidential circular by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has asked all officers of the rank of joint secretaries and above to rate the integrity of their subordinates.
The move forms part of reforms and making bureaucracy more accountable and functional. The intergrity report will be part of the annual confidential appraisal reports (ACARs).
The ACAR is designed to adjudge the performance of government servants every year in the areas of work, conduct, character and capabilities.
The ratings will be "beyond doubt, doubtful, most doubtful".
The circular has created a flutter within bureaucracy. Many officials told dna that it has not defined the integrity.
It has also asked supervisory officers to maintain a confidential diary to note the integrity and actions of subordinate staff, and consult this diary when filing the integrity column in the ACARs.
The filing of ACARs, which starts on March 31, has to be completed by May 23.
"Officers have been asked to make a note in the diary about instances that raise suspicion about the integrity of a subordinate and the action taken to verify the truth," said a senior central government official.
It further says that senior officers till the rank of secretaries should also note the action taken by supervisors while making confidential departmental inquiries or referring the matter to the police for further action.
Though a clause of integrity was incorporated in the ACAR some years back, reporting officers were not making a clear and categorical noting.
Now, with clear classification in the columns, they will have to report and rate the integrity of staff, said a DoPT official.
Meanwhile, Union minister of state in-charge of DoPT Dr Jitendra Singh said that the government will soon devise an institutional mechanism for the welfare and utilisation of the vast resource pool of pensioners.
At present, there are more pensioners than serving employees, he said. Retired employees need to engage themselves and contribute to government initiatives like educating people to use the accounts opened under Jan Dhan Yojana, Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya and Kaushal Vikas Yojana etc as per their interests, he suggested.
Saturday, 20 February 2016
Friday, 19 February 2016
Meeting on Charter of Demands with Convener Implementation Cell 7th CPC meeting held on 19th Feb 2016
NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION,
4, STATE ENTRY ROAD, NEW DELHI-110055
No.NJCA/2016 Dated: 19.02.2016
Sub: Brief of the NJCA meeting held on 19.02.2016 with the
Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance
(Government of India), reg. 7th CPC recommendations
and Charter of Demands of the NJCA
A meeting of the NJCA held today with the Convener, Implementation Cell, Ministry of Finance, Shri R.K. Chaturvedi, wherein we discussed and emphasized on all the 26-point Charter of Demands of the NJCA send to the Cabinet Secretary on 10.12.2015.
We agitated the issues of NPS, Minimum Wage, Multiplying Factor, deduction of HRA and all other important issues.
The Convener, Implementation Cell, Shri Chaturvedi, after hearing everybody, said that, he would put-up the issues to the Cabinet Secretary, and hopefully a meeting of the JCA would be held with the Cabinet Secretary and the Empowered Committee shortly within 15 days.
Let us not leave any stone unturned for preparations of the strike.
With best wishes
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Thursday, 18 February 2016
7th Pay Commission Latest News – PMO Orders to Speed up Process – There is indication that the Empowered Committee is also positively mulling the demand of central government employees for hiking the minimum pay.
The government will issue the Seventh Pay Commission award notification soon to facilitate central government employees salaries with regard to inflation, the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) official said on Monday.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) asked the Empowered Committee of Secretaries to process the review of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations as soon as possible for taking cabinet nod, the PMO officials also said.
“But in case it’s not issued this month, it will be issued after budget. Usually it takes around two or more month to issue a notification,” he added.
Reportedly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered officials to speed up review process so that it could be implemented soon. Modi has asked Committee of Secretaries to provide maximum possible benefits to the employees.
Sources indicate, Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha headed empowered committee which was appointed to overview whole process has been told to accept pay commission’s recommendations without diluting them.
One of the officials was quoted by the Express News as saying, “The committee has been told to address the genuine concerns raised by stakeholders and accommodate their demands as much as possible. Although, there is indication that the committee may suggest some changes keeping in mind representations from middle and junior level, the decision will be taken after consultations with all the stakeholders. The entire process will take a couple of months”.
There is indication that the Empowered Committee is also positively mulling the demand of central government employees for hiking the minimum pay, which was recommended very low by the Seventh pay commission.
Sources also said that the cell wants to make up pay gap between employees and higher officers and to recommend to hike Basic salary at least to Rs 20,000 from Rs 18,000 recommended by the Seventh pay commission.