Saturday, 26 July 2014

RAMZAN GREETINGS : 2014









SHRI D. EBENEZER GANDHI
DIVISIONAL SECRETARY &
ALL COMRADES

Friday, 25 July 2014

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MONTHLY MEETING FOR JUL 2014


MONTHLY MEETING WITH SSPOs 
ON 30 JUL 2014 (WEDNESDAY).  
KINDLY INTIMATE THE SUBJECTS/
PROBLEM TO BE DISCUSSED.

D. EBENEZER GANDHI
DIVISIONAL SECRETARY
TOP PRIORITY  FOR DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY
OF ALL POST OFFICES, SAYS MoC


 New Delhi, July 21:  Proper digital connectivity of all post offices in the 
country is top priority for the Government, Telecom Minister 
Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Lok Sabha here on Monday.

Replying to questions related to his Ministry, Prasad said the 
Prime Minister was personally monitoring a host of departments 
and postal services were one of them.

“The Prime Minister spent about one-and-a half–hours on 
the postal department and has given suggestions, which will be 
considered,” he said, in reply to a query by Biju Janata Dal’s 
Tathagata Satapathy on the status of the banking licence applied 
for by the postal department. Prasad said there was need for reforms 
in postal reforms as also upgradation of Grameen Dak Ghar Services, 
catering to the rural population.

Mobile networks :

Prasad said the Government’s priority was also to 
improve BSNL services. Responding to a question raised by Congress 
MP Ashok Chavan on poor mobile network in Naxal-affected 
regions in Maharashtra, Prasad said mobile networks, under the 
Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) scheme in such areas 
are likely to be set up in 15 months.

A proposal to install mobile towers at 1,836 locations in nine States 
affected by Left Wing Extremism with funding support from USOF 
has already been approved, he added.

The Minister said Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) had installed 
mobile towers at 363 locations for which financial support to meet 
operational expenses would be provided through USOF.

On a question on lack of diesel supplies to BSNL mobile towers 
leading to their non-functionality and affecting security, he admitted 
there were concerns on diesel supply and “there is scope for improvement“.

The idea of using solar power for telecom towers was also being 
looked into, especially in the hilly regions of North East, Prasad said.

SHRI D. EBENEZER GANDHI
DIVISIONAL SECRETARY

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

LOKPAL ACT NOTIFIED - CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES TO DECLARE
ASSETS OF SELF, SPOUSE AND CHILDREN

The central government has notified rules under the Lokpal Act making it mandatory for all its employees to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children.

It has issued new forms for filing these returns which have fields to give details on cash in hand, bank deposits, investment in bonds, debentures, shares and units in companies or mutual funds, insurance policies, provident fund, personal loans and advance given to a person or any entity, among others.

The employees need to declare motor vehicles, aircraft, yachts or ships, gold and silver jewellery and bullion possessed by them, their spouses and dependent children, according to the form.
 
They need to give detail of their immovable properties and statement of debts and other liabilities on firstappointment or as on March 31 of every financial year.
 
There are about 50 lakh central government employees, including IAS, IFS and IPS, among others.
The rules, Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014– were notified by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) last week.
 
As per the rules, notified under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, every public servant shall file declaration, information and annual returns of his assets and liabilities as on March 31 every year on or before July 31 of that year.

These declarations are in addition to such returns being filed by the government employees under various services rules.

However, the competent authority may exempt a public servant from filing the information in respect of any asset if its value does not exceed his or her four months basic pay or Rs two lakh, whichever is higher, the rules said.
 

Monday, 21 July 2014

NFPE                                                                                      NFPE


TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR PM GRADE I OFFICIALS UNVEILED- 

NEWS FROM CHQ

                                                                                                                                                                    
TRAINING TO PM GRADE I PASSED CANDIDATES AT PTC MADURAI IS 
SCHEDULED FROM 18/8/2014 TO 23/9/2014. NO OF SEATS ALLOTTED: 29.



D. EBENEZER GANDHI
DIVISIONAL SECRETARY
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Saturday, 19 July 2014

7TH CPC COMMON MEMORANDUM – AT A GLANCE

Highlights of the Memorandum submitted on issues common to all Central Government employees to Secretary 7th Pay Commission.

1.      Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn pay in pay band + GP + 100% DA by employees as on 01.01.2014.
2.      7th CPC report should be implemented w.e.f. 01-01-2014. In future five    year wage revision.
3.   Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all employees under Old Pension and Family Pension Scheme.
4.   JCM has proposed minimum wage for MTS (Skilled) Rs.26,000 p.m.
5.   Ratio of minimum and maximum wage should be 1:8.
6.   General formula for determination of pay scale based on minimum living wage demanded for MTS is pay in PB+GP x 3.7.
7.   Annual rate of increment @ 5% of the pay.
8.   Fixation of pay on promotion = minimum two increments
9 (a) The pay structure demanded is as under:- (open ended pay scales – Total 14 pay scales)
 
      Existing Proposed (in Rs.)
     
PB-1, GP Rs. 1800
PB-1, GP Rs. 1900
26,000
PB-1, GP Rs. 2000
PB-1, GP Rs. 2400
33,000
PB-1, GP Rs. 2800
46,000
PB-2, GP Rs. 4200
PB-2, GP Rs. 4600
56,000
PB-2, GP Rs. 4800
74000
PB-2, GP Rs. 5400
78,000
PB-3, GP 5400
88000
PB-3, GP 6600
102000
PB-3, GP 7600
120000
PB-4, GP 8900
148000
P4-4, GP 10000
162000
HAG
193000
Apex Scale
213000
Cabinet Secretary
240000
9 (b) New Pay scales minimum in comparison with Sixth CPC Grade Pay.
Sl.
Grade Pay of 6th CPC
Minimum of the new pay scale
1
1800
26000
2
1900
31000
3
2000
33000
4
2400
41000
5
2800
46000
6
4200
56000
7
4600
66000
8
4800
74000
9
5400
78000
10
5400 in PB-3
88000
11
6600
102000
12
7600
120000
13
8700
139000
14
8900
148000
15
10000
162000
16
12000
193000
17
75000-80000
202000
18
80000 fixed
213000
19
90000 fixed
240000
9 (c) Wages and service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks is to be examined by 7th CPC itself. Detailed Memorandum will be submitted by Postal Federations and GDS Unions.
10. Dearness Allowances on the basis of 12 monthly average of CPI, Payment on 1st Jan and 1st July every year.
11.       Overtime Allowances on the basis of total Pay + DA + Full TA.
12 Liabilities of all Government dues of persons died in harness be waived.
13. Transfer Policy – Group `C and `D Staff should not be transferred. DoPT should issue clear cut guideline as per 5th CPC recommendation. Govt. should from a Transfer Policy in each department for transferring on mutual basis on promotion. Any order issued in violation of policy framed be cancelled by head of department on representation.
14. Transport Allowance -
     
X Classified City
Other Places
Rs. 7500 + DA
Rs. 3750 +DA
      The stipulation for TA that the Govt. employee should be on duty in his headquarters for certain number of days during the calendar month should be removed.
15.       Deputation Allowance double the rates and should be paid 10% of the pay at same station and 20% of the pay at outside station.
16. Classification of the post should be executive and non-executive instead of present Group A,B.C.
17. Special Pay which was replaced with Special/Allowance by 4th CPC be bring back to curtail pay scales.
18. Scrap downsizing, outsourcing and contracting of govt. jobs.
19.       Regularize all casual labour and count their entire service after first two year, as a regular service for pension and all other benefits. They should not be thrown out by engaging contractors workers.
20.       The present MACPs Scheme be replaced by giving five promotion after completion of 8,15,21,26 and 30 year of service with benefits of stepping up of pay with junior and also hierarchical pay scales.
21. PLB being bilateral agreement, it should be out of 7th CPC perview.
22. Housing facility:-
(a)   To achieve 70% houses in Delhi and 40% in all other towns to take lease accommodation and allot to the govt. employees.
(b)   Land and building acquired by it department may be used for constructing houses for govt. employees.
23. House Building Allowance :-
(a) Simplify the procedure of HBA
(b) Entitle to purchase second and used houses
24. Common Category – Equal Pay for similar nature of work be provided.
25. Compassionate appointment – remove ceiling of 5% and give appointment within Three months.
26. Traveling Allowance:-
      Category
A1, A Class City
Other Cities
Executive
Rs. 5000  + DA
Rs. 3500  + DA
Non-Executive
Rs. 4000  + DA
Rs. 2500 + DA
27. Composite Transfer Grant: -
Executive Class 6000 kg by Goods Train/ Rate per km by road 8 Wheeler Wagon Rs.50+DA(Rs.1 per kg and single container per km)
Non-Executive Class 3000 kg – do – -do-
28. Children Education Allowance should be allowed up to Graduate, Post Graduate, and all Professional Courses. Allow any two children for Children Education Allowance.
29.       Fixation of pay on promotion – two increments in feeder grade with minimum benefit of Rs.3000.
30. House Rent Allowance
X Class Cities 60%
Other Classified Cities 40%
      Unclassified Locations 20%
31. Compensatory City Allowance.
`X’ Class Cities `Y’ Class Cities
A. Pay up to Rs.50,000 10% 5%
      B. Pay above Rs.50,000 6% minimum Rs 5000 3% minimum Rs.2500
32. Patient Care Allowance to all para-medical and staff working in hospitals.
33. All allowances to be increased by three times.
34. NE Region benefits – Payment of Special Duty Allowance @ 37.5% of pay.
35. Training: - Sufficient budget for in-service training.
36. Leave Entitlement
(i)      Increase Casual Leave 08 to 12 days & 10 days to 15 days.
(ii)     Declare May Day as National Holiday
(iii)    In case of Hospital Leave, remove the ceiling of maximum 24 months leave and 120 days full payment and remaining half payment.
(iv)    Allow accumulation of 400 days Earned Leave
(v)     Allow encashment of 50% leave while in service at the credit after 20 years Qualifying Service.
(vi)    National Holiday Allowance (NHA) – Minimum one day salary and eligibility criteria to be removed for all Non Executive Staff.
(vii)   Permit encashment of Half Pay Leave.
(viii) Increase Maternity Leave to 240 days to female employees & increase 30 days Paternity Leave to male employees.
37. LTC
(a) Permission to travel by air within and outside the NE Region.
(b) To increase the periodicity once in a two year.
(c) One visit outside country in a lifetime
38. Income Tax:
(i)   Allow 30% standard deduction to salaried employees.
(ii) Exempt all allowances.
(iii) Raise the ceiling limit as under:
(a) General – 2 Lakh to 5 Lakh
(b) Sr. Citizen – 2.5 Lakh to 7 Lakh
(c) Sr. Citizen above 80 years of age – 5 Lakh to 10 Lakh
      (iv) No Income Tax on pension and family pension and Dearness Relief.
39. (a) Effective grievance handling machinery for all non-executive staff.
(b) Spot settlement
(c) Maintain schedule of three meetings in a year
(d) Department Council be revived at all levels
(e) Arbitration Award be implemented within six month, if not be discussed with Staff Side before rejection for finding out some modified form of agreement.
40. Appoint Arbitrator for shorting all pending anomalies of the 6th CPC.
41. Date of Increment – 1st January and 1st July every year. In case of employees retiring on 31st December and 30th June, they should be given one increment on last day of service, i.e. 31st December and 30th June, and their retirements benefits should be calculated by adding the same.
42. General Insurance: Active Insurance Scheme covering risk upto Rs. 7,50,000/- to Non Executive & Rs. 3,50,000/- to Skilled staff by monthly contribution of Rs. 750/- & Rs. 350/- respectively.
43. Point to point fixation of pay.
44. Extra benefits to Women employees (i) 30% reservation for women.
(ii)   Posting of husband and wife at same station.
(iii) One month special rest for chronic disease
(iv) Conversion of Child Care Leave into Family Care Leave
(v)   Flexi time
45. Gratuity:
Existing ceiling of 16 ½ months be removed and Gratuity be paid @ half month salary for every year of qualifying service.
Remove ceiling limit of Rs.10 Lakh for Gratuity.
46. Pension:
(i)      Pension @ 67% of Last Pay Drawn (LPD) instead of 50% presently.
(ii)     Pension after 10 years of qualifying service in case of resignation.
(iii)    Increase pension age-based as under:
65 Years – 70% of Las Pay Drawn (LPD)
70 Years – 75% of LPD
75 Years – 80% of LPD
80 Years – 85% of LPD
85 Years – 90% of LPD
90 Years – 100% of LPD
(iv)    Parity of pension to retirees before 1.1.2006.
(v)     Enhanced family pension should be same in case of death in harness and normal death.
(vi)    After 10 years, family pension should be 50% of LPD.
(vii)   Family pension to son upto the age of 28 years looking to the recruitment age.
(viii) Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.2500/- per month.
(ix)    Extend medical facilities to parents also.
(x)     HRA to pensioners.
(xi)             Improvement in ex-gratia pension to CPF/SRPF retirees up to 1/3rd of full pension.
NB:   The above is only gist. All points raised by us not included. For understanding the entire demands raised by us, Please read the full memorandum published in our website.
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
NFPE/Confederation