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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Hot News Parity update

 Our Parity case will be submitted during the next week according to the Advocate Shri.Sajith. Counter to the  Reply filed by the DOPT already submitted.  Now Division Bench  started functioning.  Let us pray for the best out come.


Along with the decreasing percentage of additional Dearness Allowance, there is also a noticeable fall in interest among employees to know more about ‘Expected DA’…!

“There was tremendous curiosity when initial reports surfaced that ‘Expected DA’ could be as high as 10% in 2013. But, now, when the expectation is fixed at around 5%, readership for the topic has decreased considerably.”

Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees, which is given once every six months, is currently expected to be not more than a very minimal 5%.

Additional Dearness Allowance from July 2015 is based on the fluctuation in price of essential commodities between the months of January and June 2015. With the CPI(IW) data available for only three months as of now, the general prediction is that if the AICPIN falls by 6 points total in three months, the additional DA could be as low as 4% from July 2015.

The chances of a 6% of additional DA increase with effect from July 2015 are very minimal.

Statistics of AICPIN of the next two months will decide if the next additional DA is going to be 5% or 6%.

Why is Dearness Allowance, which is given once every six months in order to help the salaried class manage the increasing prices of essential commodities, so important this time?

What has DA got to do with the 7th Pay Commission? and

What is the connection between the 7th Pay Commission and Dearness Allowance?



What is the connection between the 7th Pay Commission and Dearness Allowance?

Multiplication Factor expected to play a crucial role in calculating new revised basic pay for Central Government employees in 7th Central Pay Commission.”

With 16 months having passed since constituting the 7th Central Pay Commission, speculations are running wild among Central Government employees as to the changes that await them. Multiplication factor is one of the main reasons for the intense guesswork.

A middle-aged employee of the Central Government is likely to get an increment of Rs. 500 to 600 once every six months, due to increase of additional Dearness Allowance. In the current scenario, the amount is barely enough to meet unexpected auto-rickshaw expenses for a trip or two to work. But, it is not 
the DA that the employees are eagerly waiting for.

The total percentage of Dearness Allowance plays a very important role in calculating the New Basic Pay as per the 7th Pay Commission. The revised basic pay is expected to come into effect from January 1, 2016.

Dearness Allowance, which is currently at 113%, is expected to rise by two additional installments (01.07.2015 and 01.01.2016), let’s assume that these will add up to 10%. Then the total increase could become 123% by January 1, 2016.

Multiplication Fitment Formula is going to be based on the Dearness Allowance percentage on 01.01.2016.

The 6th Pay Commission recommended that the Multiplication Factor be fixed at 1.74 in its report and also recommended that the 40% from the maximum Pay Band of pre revised scale took an average and granted it as Grade Pay.

When CG Employees Federations pointed out the flaw in the calculation of the Multiplication Factor, it was increased to 1.86 by Central Government.

If the same method is applied to calculate the Multiplication Factor now, it could be as high as 2.23. In other words, let us assume the Basic Pay, as of 01.01.2016, as 100%. If you add Basic Pay and Dearness Allowance, 100% + 123% = 223%. This number is being taken for calculations as 2.23.

If the Dearness Allowance for the two additional installments adds up to more or less than the expected 10%, it would affect the Multiplication Factor number. This is the reason giving more importance for Dearness Allowance.

Let’s understand the importance of multiplication factor in pay fixation with an example.

At the time of 6th CPC pay fixation, the last drawn basic pay under 5th CPC was multiplied by 1.86 and rounded off. The 6th CPC was also recommended that a new entity named Grade Pay was created and a sum total of this was the new Basic Pay.

For example,
Pay fixation for a basic pay of Rs.3500(S5 :3050-75-3950-80-4590)

Basic Pay x Multiplication factor(3500 x 1.86) : 6510
Corresponding Grade Pay : 1900
Basic Pay : 8410 (6510 + 1900)

5th CPC basic pay = 3500
6th CPC basic pay = 8410(Multiplication factor 1.86=6510 + Corresponding Grade Pay=1900)


Friday, 24 April 2015

NFIR'S PRESENTATION BEFORE 7TH CPC.  FEW SUGGESTIONS 

Parity for Railway Stenographers
Injustice perpetuated to this category was highlighted besides quoting relevant recommendations of 6th CPC. (The Pay Commission Chairman was very attentive to these facts).
Revision of National Holiday Allowance
NFIR’s note was presented to 7th CPC proposing revision of NHA equivalent to OTA for one day when the employee is made to forego National Holiday. In this context the recommendation of Jagannath Das Pay Commission was highlighted for favourable recommendation.
Classification of period as night duty.
It was proposed that the period from 18 hours to 6 hours should be classified as “Night duty’ for the purpose of payment of NDA“
The Federation has also discussed the proposed revision of various allowances such as DA/HRA/CCA/HPCA/PCA, Risk Allowance, Hazardous Duty Allowance, Tracking Allowance, Special Allowance of Controllers, Road Mileage, Enhancement of Special Allowance to Gate Keepers, Stores Maintenance Allowance to In Charge Supervisor Officials, Special Allowance to Trolleymen, Revision of Special Duty Allowance to NE Region, Revision of Shoe Allowance, Heavy Traffic Allowance to operating staff etc. Fixed Medical Allowance was also proposed to be revised to not less than Rs.2,000/- per month. Payment of Washing Allowance to all categories was suggested.
It was also suggested that grant of Non-Practice Allowance to Legal cadre and Pharmacists be considered.’The facilities proposed in the NFlR’s Memorandum for Women employees were explained to Pay Commission for consideration.
Citing NFIR s Memorandum relevant Para’s, it was requested to grant special increments/ incentives for additional qualification.
MACPS
I he aberrations arising due to MACPS implementation were explained in detail. The Commission has assured to look into the points for taking a view.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Apr 23, 2015

Travelling Allowance and related matters - Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc

Click here to view Department of Expenditure OM No.19046/2/2008-E-IV dated 22-04-2015 on the above subject matter.

GPF  interest rate retained at 8.7%

he government has retained the rate of interest for General Provident Fund (GPF) and other related schemes at 8.7 per cent for the current fiscal. 

The 8.7 per cent interest will apply on Provident Funds of central government employees, railways and defence forces, according to the notification issued by the Finance Ministry. The rate of interest will be effective from April 1, 2015, it added. 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

No proposal under consideration for including more places under the conversion of Home Town LTC to All India LTC

LTC to Some Countries

A proposal to provide Leave Travel Concession (LTC) to Government employees to visit some SAARC countries is in its initial stage of consideration. The details are yet to be finalized.

The purpose behind the proposal is to enhance people-to-people contact and bilateral ties in the SAARC region through increase in tourism in the region.


As per the Government’s order dated 26.09.2014, the Government has extended the facility of conversion of home town LTC to visit the states in the North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and the UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands for a period of two years up to 25.09.2016. This facility was first introduced in the year 2008.

Presently, no other proposal is under consideration for including more places under the conversion of Home Town LTC to anywhere in the country.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri M. Raja Mohan Reddy in the Lok Sabha today

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Sad news

Sad News.   Only son of  our member, West Bengal, Shri.Amit Dutta's Son  aged 15 years expired  on 11-3-2015 at Calcutta while playing WWW game. ( Asst.Secretary General,Postal Stenographers Association and, Member of confederation west bengal)

 Amitji, we can't  console you with words, HOW CAN? You are one of the active members of  the confederation.

Praying the Almighty to rest the soul of your son in peace. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE. 

THE ALMIGHTY WILL GIVE YOU COURAGE AND STRENGTH TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO BEAR THE UNBEARABLE LOSS. 

The whole Confederation  conves its CONDOLENCE to you & your Mrs who has brought your son into the world. Now her world has gone.     

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Meeting at Bangalore

Dear Members,


                          The Secretary General will be available at Bangalore on 30th and 1st May 2015.  It is proposed to call a meeting of all Central Government Stenographers working in and around bangalore and to open a Karnataka branch of the confederation at  Bangalore.  I request all members to cooperate and join in the meeting.  The exact date and venue will be announced after consultation with our members in Bangalore.

M.Harisuthan