7th Pay commission can suggest the merger of 50% DA in its interim report – TOI

7th Pay commission can suggest the merger of 50% DA in its interim report – The Times Of India
The Union Cabinet on Friday raised dearness allowance to 100% from 90%, benefiting 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

The government has also cleared the way for merger of 50% DA with basic pay by approving it among the terms of reference of the 7th Pay Commission. An official said now the commission can suggest the merger in its interim report.

He added that 50% DA merger with basic pay will roughly increase the gross salaries of central government employees by around 30%.

The Cabinet approved the proposal to release an additional installment of DA and dearness relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from January 1, 2014, in cash, but not before the disbursement of the salary for the month of March 2014 at the rate of 10% increase over the existing rate of 90%, said an official statement.

Central government employees as well as pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 100 per cent of the basic with effect from January 1, 2014, it said.

The government has estimated that the combined impact on exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs 11,074.80 crore every year.

Source : The Times of India

Modest Expectation for 50% DA Merger still on the cards

Modest Expectation for 50% DA Merger still on the cards
The expectations will not subside until the central government makes it clear whether 50% DA Merger will be approved or not. Though there were mixed news about whether 50% DA Merger is approved or not, Railway and Defence Federation’s Leaders told that the 50% DA merger was approved by the Cabinet. A website belongs to an important railway federation also flashed a news confirming merger of 50% DA is approved by the cabinet. Sometime later it changed its stand and removed the flash news

One of the News Media also confirmed that 50% DA is approved by the cabinet. But so far any announcement in this regard has not been come from the Government. Some Leaders of the Federations told, ‘when we had a talk with them, initially the central government agreed in principle to merge the 50% of Dearness Allowance and its decision was expected from the cabinet meeting held yesterday evening. But we are unaware of the reason for the government not announcing its decision.’

Earlier reports claimed that the government was considering 50% DA Merger and increasing retirement age to 62. But a source close to official side said these will be a part of Terms of Reference of 7th Pay Commission and the Panel , however, can recommend this later

Everybody feels, still it is an incomplete picture, as the government has not declared it is done

Issue of Compendium of instructions on reservation for ex-servicemen

Issue of Compendium of instructions on reservation for ex-servicemen
No. ’36034/3/2013-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
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North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 25th February, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Issue of Compendium of instructions on reservation for ex-servicemen.

This Department has been in the process of issuance of a compendium on instruction on reservation, concessions and relaxations for Ex-servicemen in Central Government Services. In this regard, the Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare may refer to their O.M. No. 28(66)/2013/D (Res.I) dated 17.07.2013 and 18.09.2013. The compendium has now been finalized covering various notifications and Office Memoranda issued on reservation, concessions and relaxations for Ex-servicemen in Central Government Services. A copy of Compendium is enclosed.

Enclo.: As above.

sd/-

(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Voluntary retirement under FR 56(K) etc. and amendment of Rules

Voluntary retirement under FR 56(K) etc. and amendment of Rules

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi-100 001
Dated : 27th February, 2014
Subject : Voluntary retirement under FR 56(K) etc. and amendment of Rules.
The provisions of Fundamental Rule 56(k), 56(m) and Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 relating to acceptance of request of voluntary retirement have been revisited as per the Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench judgement dated 4th August, 2010 in 0.A.No.1600/2009 filed by Shri Gopal Singh Purohit Vs UOI & Others to bring them at par with each other.
2. The matter has ‘been examined in consultation with Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare and the Ministry of Law. FR 56(k) and 56 (m) have been amended vide Extra Ordinary Gazette Notification No.GSR.27(E) dated 17 th January, 2014. It shall be open to the appropriate authority to withhold permission to a Government servant who seeks to retire under FR 56(k) or 56 (m) in the following circumstances:
(i) If the Government servant is under suspension ; or
(ii) If a charge sheet has been issued and the disciplinary proceedings are pending; or
(iii) If judicial proceedings on charges which may amount to grave misconduct, are pending.
Explanation: For the purpose of this clause, judicial proceedings shall be deemed to be pending, if a complaint or report of a police officer, of which the Magistrate takes cognizance, has been made or filed in a criminal proceedings.
3. Copy of the Gazette Notification No.G.S.R.E.(27) dated 17.1.2014 amending FR 56(k) and FR 56(m) is enclosed.
4. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this O.M. to the notice of all concerned.
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training )
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 17th January, 2014
GS.R. – 27(E) In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, and in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rule further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely :-
I. (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (First Amendment) Rules, 2014.
(2) They shall came into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Fundamental Rule, 1922, in rule 56, –
(a) in clause (k), in sub-clause ( I), for item (c), the following, shall be substituted namely :-
“(c) it shall be open to the Appropriate Authority to withhold permission to a Government servant, who seeks to retire under this clause, if,-
(i) the Government servant is under suspension: or
(ii) a charge sheet has been issued and the disciplinary proceedings are pending; or
(iii) if judicial proceedings on charges which may amount to grave misconduct, are pending.
Explanation :- For the purpose of this clause, judicial proceedings shall be deemed to be pending, if a complaint or report of a police officer, of which the Magistrate takes cognizance, has been made or filed in a criminal proceedings.”;
(b) for clause (m), the following shall be substituted, namely : –
“(m)A Government servant in Group ‘C’ post who is not governed by any pension rules, may, by giving notice of not less than three months in writing to the Appropriate Authority, retire from service after he has completed thirty years service :
Provided that it shall be open to the Appropriate Authority to withhold permission to a Government servant, who seeks to retire proceedings.”
(i) the Government servant is under suspension: or
(ii) a charge sheet has been issued and the disciplinary proceedings are pending; or
(iii) if judicial proceedings on charges which may amount to grave misconduct, are pending.
Explanation :- For the purpose of this clause, judicial proceedings shall be deemed to be pending, if a complaint or report
of a police officer, of which the Magistrate takes cognizance, has been made or filed in a criminal proceedings.”;
[No.25013/3/2010-Estt. (A-IV)]
MAMTA KUNDRA, Jt. Secy.
Source : www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/25013_3_2010-Estt-A.pdf]

AICPIN for Industrial Worker for the Month of January 2014

AICPIN for Industrial Worker for the Month of January 2014

Consumer Price Index Numbers For Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) January 2014

According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for January, 2014 declined by 2 points and pegged at 237(two hundred and thirty Seven). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by 0.84 per cent between December and January compared with the rise of 0.91 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing -2.78 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Groundnut Oil, Onion, Brinjal Cabbage, Carrot, Gourd, Palak, Peas, Potato, Tomato and other Vegetable items, Sugar etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Housing Index and the prices of Rice, Wheat, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry, Cooking Gas, Electricity Charges, Petrol etc. putting upward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 7.24 per cent for January, 2014, as compared to 9.13 per cent for the previous month and 11.62 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.94 per cent against 11.49 per cent of the previous month and 14.08 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Bhilwara recorded the highest decline of 8 points each followed by Kodarma (7 Points), Bokaro and Surat (6 Points each), Varanasi and Munger Jamalpur (5 Points each). Among others, 4 points decrease was registered in 8 centres, 3 points in 13 centres, 2 points in 12 centres and 1points in 9 centres. On the contrary, Amritsar and Quilon centres reported an increase of 4 points followed by Jharia (3 points). Among others, 2 points increase was observed in 6 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 14 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 38 centres are above All-India Index and other 39 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Bhilwara centre remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of February, 2014 will be released on Monday, 31 March, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.

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