Union Cabinet likely to approve 10% DA hike on Friday

Union Cabinet likely to approve 10% DA hike on Friday


New Delhi, Feb 25 (PTI) The Union Cabinet is likely to approve hiking dearness allowance to 100 per cent from existing 90 per cent benefiting 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners in it meeting scheduled on Friday.

"The Union Cabinet will take a proposal to hike Dearness allowance for its employees and dearness relief for its pensioners to 100 per cent this Friday as per agenda listed for the meeting," a source said.

source : PTI NEWS
http://www.ptinews.com/news/4442186_Union-Cabinet-likely-to-approve-10--DA-hike-on-Friday.html

Blogs views on Merger of 50% Dearness Allowance and Retirement age to 62

Blogs views on Merger of 50% Dearness Allowance and Retirement age to 62
There was huge expectation among all the central government employees from the Cabinet Meeting held last week; the central Government would announce its decision on the most expected matters like Merger of Dearness Allowance and Increasing Retirement Age to 62. Electronic and Print Media also presumed that the decision on 50% DA merger and Retirement age 62 would be taken in the said cabinet meeting. But central government has said nothing against about this matter after the Meeting.
So far no one from government side come forward to say about their stand on these issues. So these things keep the central government employees hope alive. It is expected as everybody hope the central government will announce some important decisions in respect of central government employees this week
Recently some blogs have posted some interesting things about merger of dearness Allowance and Retirement age 62.
A popular website gservants.com has already posted two articles about Merger of 50% Dearness Allowance and Increasing Retirement Age to 62 on 15-1-2014 and 17-2-2014 respectively.
Merger of 50 percent DA may soon be considered by Central Government –Sources–on 15-1-2014
Proposal for raising Retirement Age to 62 waits for Cabinet Nod-  on 17-2-2014
One of the blog of Central Government Employees News CGEN.IN forecasted about Merger of Dearness Allowance
If the 50% DA is merged with Basic Pay with effect from 1.1.2011, The benefit will be as fallows..
For Example, a govt servant was getting Rs.10000 as basic pay as on 1.1.2011, after merging of 50% dearness allowance the calculation  clearly shows the increase in salary was only 50 rupees per month…
Basic Pay
Dearness allowance 51%
Total
Basic Pay
Dearness Pay
Remaining percentage of DA 1%
Total
Difference
10,000
5100
15150
10000   
5000      
150
15100
150
The HRA is not included in this calculation, since the amount of HRA will be paid as per the entitlement of Government Servants.
The blog ‘paycommissionupdate.blogspot.in’ presumed that the announcement on Merger of Dearness Allowance and Retirement age will be expected by this week..
This week may bring cheer to central employees and pensioners
Central Govt. employees and pensioners will have some reasons to celebrate this week. The union cabinet is likely to clear some long awaited demands for its staff in the next meeting to be held later this week .The F.M., currently on foreign tour, likely to return India on 26th February and after which cabinet meeting is likely to take place.
According to information available with us, merger of 50% D.A., an additional hike of 10% D.A. from 01.01.2014, granting of Interim Relief and enhancing retirement age to 62 years are under the consideration of Govt. and some of these are to be approved in the next cabinet meeting.
As the notification of loksabha poll may be issued in the first week of March, this would be the last cabinet meeting before the code of conduct comes into force.
So the central employees and pensioners may definitely hope for some bonanza to be announced this week
One more popular website gconnect.in also posted an article on the title " Basic Pay and DA after 50% DA Merger – Estimation"
An Estimation in respect of entry level pay in pay band applicable to Four Grade Pay which will fall in to each of four 6CPC revised Pay Scales PB-1, PB-2, PB-3, and PB-4
While all Central Government Employees across India are eagerly awaiting 50% DA Merger with Pay, we have attempted to estimate the difference in basic pay and DA after 50% DA Merger for entry level pay in pay band applicable to Four Cadres with Grade Pay Rs.2400, Rs. 4200, Rs.5400 and Rs. 8700/-
See more at : Basic Pay and DA after 50% DA Merger – Estimation

Sanction of Pension Simplified and Streamlined

Sanction of Pension Simplified and Streamlined

 
As a part of a larger mandate of streamlining and simplifying the sanction of pension and payment process, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare has taken steps towards minimizing delays in sanction and disbursement of pension, and making the process more transparent.
 
The objective is to simplify the forms as well as to do away with the requirement of submission of affidavit and to accept all information and documents on the basis of Self certification. 26 forms under CCS Pension Rules (1972) have been reviewed and modified where necessary. The revised forms have been posted on the website of the Department www.persmin.nic.in.
 
The Department proposes to dispense with the requirement of a number of nomination forms for various benefits like GPF, CGEGIS, arrear of Pension and commutation of Pension by the employees. Instead, an employee will be required to fill up only one Nomination Form during the service and another nomination Form at the time of retirement. Amendment to the Forms and relevant rules in this respect would be notified by the Department very soon.
 
Revision of Forms under General/Contributory Provident Fund Rules, Extraordinary Pension Rules and Commutation of Pension Rules is under process. The Department is also reviewing the Rules with a view to reducing the time prescribed for sanction of pension from the current 24-30 months to a more reasonable 12 months.
 
An online pension sanction and payment tracking system ‘Bhavishya’ has been launched, initially in 15 Ministries. This will enable retiring government servants to themselves track progress of sanction of pension and other retirement dues against the time lines prescribed.

Central Government should pay the dearness allowance of state government employees as well – Mamata Banerjee

Central Government should pay the dearness allowance of state government employees as well – Mamata Banerjee

 

W.B Government Employees would be able to avail themselves of cashless hospitalisation facility of up to Rs 1 lakh

 
Centre should come forward and pay the dearness allowance of state government employees as well, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded today.
“Whenever the Centre announces DA, state government employees should be given the same on a par (with central government employees).
“They (Centre) give it (to central government employees) before elections. Will others (state government employees) suck their thumbs?” Banerjee asked.
“We want the Centre to pay the DA for (state government) employees,” Banerjee said. She added that paying DA cost Rs 6,900 crore to the state exchequer.
“How will we be able to afford it when the central government is taking all the money from us?” she asked.
Speaking at a convention of state government employees organised under the banner of the Paschimbanga Sarkari Karmachari Federation, Banerjee said the matter had also been taken up with the Finance Commission.
She reiterated her charge that the Union government had stopped funds for various central schemes like Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
“There should be a tax for those who lie,” she said.
She also added that restructuring should be done for the interest on loans taken from the Centre by the previous Left Front government.
“Why should we pay for the faults of CPI(M)?” she asked. Criticising the Left-affiliated coordination committee of state government employees, Banerjee said the body should now be dismantled as it did no work.
“They have no work besides criticising others. They are shameless. They did no work for the last 34 years and now, too, are not working,” she said while adding that such employees were holding up various files.
She, meanwhile, announced that housing loans would be restarted for the welfare of employees. Rs 100 crore has been earmarked for the same under a scheme entitled ‘Akanksha’.
A health scheme has also been extended for another two years under which government employees would be able to avail themselves of cashless hospitalisation facility of up to Rs 1 lakh.
“We have added new hospitals to the list and also (expanded the disease cover),” Banerjee said.
As to contractual employees, she said none would lose jobs but, due
source : The Financial Express

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