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Sunday, February 7, 2016

AIRF to conduct secret ballot for indefinite strike on 11-12th, February 2016

CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. To improve Minimum Wage of Rs.18,000/- and multiplying factor. Reject all the retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC.
2. Scrap National Pension Scheme(NPS) and restore Old Pension Scheme for all those who appointed on or after 01.01.2004.
3. Settle 36-point Charter of Demands, include reduction in duty hours, removal of anomalies of 6th CPC, removal of ceiling of Rs.3500 for PLB, grievances of different categories of railwaymen, improvement in the medical facilities, railway quarters etc. etc., already submitted to Ministry of Railways by the AIRF in December, 2013(on which strike ballot was conducted on 20th and 21st December, 2013).
4. Scrap Report of Bibek Deb Roy Committee and implement positive recommendations of D.P. Tripathi Committee.
5. Re-call the Notification issued by the Government of India on 22nd August, 2014 in the matter of 100% FDI in Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Indian Railways and to scrap all the agreements entered with the Foreign/National Companies in detriment to the interest of the Indian Railways and the country as a whole.
6. Stop all anti-workers amendments in the labour-laws.
7. Injustice done with the Technicians, Technical Supervisors(Engineers), Loco & Traffic Running Staff, Operating and Medical Categories Staff, etc. etc. in respect of allotment of Pay Matrix and promotions also should be done away with and justice be administered.
8. Parity in pay structure and promotional scope for Common Categories with those working in the Central Secretariat/Ministries should be ensured.
9. Retain all the existing allowances and advances.
10-A. Constitute Joint Committee at each Ministry/Department level to resolve VII CPC anomalies, aberrations and injustice within a time frame manner, and powers for the same should be delegated to the Ministries to resolve their issues at the Ministry level. 10-B. Set-up National Joint Committee to discuss and resolve all VII CPC anomalies, aberrations and injustice within a time frame. 11. Ensure payment of arrear for PLB as per amendment in the Bonus Act, as was done in the year 2008. The All India Railwaymen’s Federation gives a clarion call to all railwaymen irrespective of their affiliation to any organization to participate in the Strike Ballot and exercise opinion in this regard.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Budget to provide Rs 1.10 lakh cr for Pay panel, OROP


New Delhi, Feb 5, 2016 (PTI)
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. PTI File Photo.

Budget for the next fiscal needs to provide Rs 1.10 lakh crore for implementing the OROP and 7th Pay Commission award, besides a higher allocation for the farm sector, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said today.

Addressing the Consultative Committee attached to the Finance Ministry, he also said that India has potential to grow at a much faster pace even as he exuded confidence that fiscal deficit target for current financial year will be within target.

"During the financial year 2016-17, the central government has to make provision for about Rs 1.10 lakh crore in order to meet the liabilities on account of implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations and One Rank One Pension (OROP) Scheme," Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said.

Source: CLICK HERE 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Minutes of the Meeting of Joint Secretary(IC) with Nodal Officers held on 2nd Feb, 2016

One Rank One Pension (OROP) implementation tables

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
03-February-2016 18:45 IST
One Rank One Pension (OROP) implementation tables issued 

The Government of India had taken the historic decision to implement OROP in November, 2015. This fulfilled the long standing demand of the Defence Forces personnel after 42 years and benefited over 18 lakh ex-servicemen and war widows.

In pursuance of the order issued on 07/11/2015, detailed instructions alongwith OROP Tables have been issued today.

• The annual recurring financial implication on account of implementation of OROP at the current rate will be approximately Rs. 7500 crore.

• The arrears from 01/07/2014 to 31/12/2015 would be approximately Rs. 10,900 crore.

• 86 percent of the total expenditure on account of OROP will benefit the JCOs/ORs.

• Payment of arrears and revision of pension under OROP is to be made by the Pension Disbursing Authorities in four installments, except for family pensioners and pensioners in receipt of gallantry awards who will be paid arrears in one installment.

• The total increase in the Defence Budget for pensions is estimated to go up from Rs. 54,000 crore (BE 2015-16) to around Rs. 65,000 crore (proposed BE 2016-17), thereby increasing the Defence Pension Outlay by about 20 percent. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

India's economy on much higher, stabler footing: Finance Minister


Bengaluru, Feb 3, 2016, PTI:
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. PTI file photo
Amid global uncertainty, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said it is important for India to emerge out of the crisis stronger as it is on a much higher and stabler footing than other nations.

"Unpredictability and volatility have become the new global norm. In these circumstances, it is extremely important for India to emerge and emerge out of the crisis even stronger," he said while addressing the Invest Karnataka 2016 summit here.

Jaitley said that India is "relatively unimpacted" by some of the factors that have caused the global crisis. "Lower prices of oil and metal commodities substantially suit us. It indirectly impacts us because it shrinks our exports; it makes our markets more volatile, currency more volatile. But compared to the rest of the world, we are still on a much higher and stabler footing," he said

Source: CLICK HERE 

Also read :
  • Monthly Economic Report pubished by the 
Ministry of Finance Department of Economic Affairs Economic Division 4(3)/Ec. Dn. /2012 . 




You can find the  the government finances is in good shape 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – December, 2015 & DA as on 1/1/2016

The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2015 decreased by 1 point and pegged at 269 (two hundred and sixty nine) and DA ason 1/1/2016 is 125.83 % and rounded out to 125% .

Saturday, January 30, 2016

7th CPC recommendations on Gazetted and Restricted Holidays – Dopt expects comments from NC JCM Staff Side

F. No.12/23/2015-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (JCA – 2) Section
North Block, New Delhi,
Date January 22, 2016

Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central 
Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi 110 001
Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission – Comments – regarding
Sir
Please find attached the extracts of para-9.2.19 on the above Report on ‘Gazetted and Restricted Holidays. The Cornmission has expressed opinion that the present system is working well and has recommended status-quo.
2. It is requested that your comments in this matter may please be provided to this Department, preferably, by 05.02.2016, so that a view can be taken.
Yours faithfully
sd/-
(G.Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to Government of India
Encl: As above

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Constitution of Empowered Committee

Constitution of Empowered Committee of Secretaries for processing the Report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.


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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

7th CPC and Central Government finances

Comrades,
          There are various reports in the media about the impact of the 7th CPC recommendations on the common man and the government resources at large, the reports suggest that the Government may postpone the 7th CPC implementation also till its finances are set right. 

These reports are totally wrong.

A)  Let us examine the Revenue Secretary Shri Hasmukh Adhia statements which are also published in the news papers. 
“So far, 1.8 crore refunds for assessment year 2015-16 have been processed, he said. In the past, refunds have been held up for years as the government sought to show healthier finances.”

      “Data released by the government showed that over Rs 5 lakh crore was locked up in tax disputes at various levels, with some of the cases going back over 10 years. In value terms, over half the cases related to income tax with 30% of the cases involving corporation tax.” 


B) The crude oil prices has come down from 140 $ to just 30$ a barrel in one year thus the Central Government finances have improved a lot. 

Source: CLICK HERE .


Finance Secretary Shri Ratan Watal statement: 


"The pay commission award is from Januray 1. 2016 but it is likely to be implemented from next years and employees paid arrears. By the time it is implemented, it goes into next financial year and our growth prospects are good, our economy is pretty robust"

SOURCE: CLICK HERE


The Revenue Secretary Shri Hasmukh Adhia & Finance Secretary Shri Ratan Watal statements also indicate that the  Government sought to show healthier finances and the Central Government  should accept the Staff side demands regarding minimum wage, fitment formula & allowances. 

  If the Government is serious about revenue collection then it can collect about 2.5 lakhs crores of pending tax dispute amount of more than 5 lakhs crores, this will benefit the tax payer and the Government servant as well. 

 There is no case for extension of time limit for extension of the 7th CPC implementation to next year. This report will be implemented in May or June 2016. 

The news paper reports also suggest that additional amount of    Rs  one lakh crores of public money has been spent for implementation of the 7thCPC recommendations for 35 lakhs central Government employees, 15 lakhs defence employees and 55 lakhs pensioners , perhaps the strongest criticism of Pay Commission awards is that they play havoc with government finances and also  state government demand support to implement the 7th CPC recommendations. At the aggregate level, these concerns are somewhat exaggerated and which is totally wrong.

Let us note following important points:

·     The DA amount increase is on basic pay only and also Transport allowance is increasing .
·        The wage hike annually is around 15% .
·        The numbers of retired persons are more in the last 5 years compared to new recruiters. Even the vast difference between the wages of new person joining the Central Govt and retired person.
·    The 7th CPC has abolished many allowances, which is not reflected in the actual impact on hike.   
·        The difference between the actual wage hike as indicated in the 7th CPC and the website of Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Pay Research Unit for Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees.
·        The difference between the actual wage hike as indicated in the 7th CPC and the Finance Minster statement on the floor of the House on the Medium term Expenditure Framework Statement laid before Parliament during August, 2015.
·        PAY RESEARCH UNIT DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE MINISTRY OF FINANCE NEW DELHI brings out a report on pay and allowances of Central Government civilian employees on an annual basis which include the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Posts, Ministry of Defence (Civil), UNION TERRITORY and other 100 departments. According to them the REGULAR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND UNION TERRITORY ADMINISTRATIONS AS ON 1.3.2013 is 31,80,608 persons.
·        According to the Defence Minister statement in Parliament is around 15 lakhs persons
 (Army Officers 38574, Other Ranks, 1132473, Navy Officers
8896 , Sailors 51608 , Air Force Officers 11918 , Airmen 130209)

* 18.6 lakh Defence forces pensioners on 01.01.2014

The 7th CPC in its report vide para no 16.1 has indicated that the total expenditure for the year 2016-17 towards Central Government Employees including, Civilians, Railways , Defence personnel, Ministry of Home, Department of Post etc before implementation of the 7th CPC report as Rs 4,33, 500.00 crores which include Pay   of Rs 2,44,300.00 Crores , Allowances which include HRA Rs 12,400.00 crores, other Allowances Rs 24300.00 crores, Pension Rs 142600.00 crores.

  The 7th CPC in its report vide para no 16.1 has indicated that the total expenditure for the year 2016-17  (With VII CPC) as Rs 5,35, 600.00 crores which include Pay of Rs  283400.00 Crores , Allowances which include HRA Rs 29600.00 crores, other Allowances Rs 36400.00 crores, Pension Rs 176300.00crores.      

The 7th CPC has also stated that  total financial impact in the FY 2016-17 is likely to be 1,02,100 crore, an increase of nearly 23.55 percent over the Business As Usual scenario.

Now with the facts of the case is that the expenditure as stated in the above 7th CPC report is not true in nature. This  7th CPC in its report vide para no 16.1 has indicated that the total expenditure for the year 2016-17  (With VII CPC) as Rs 5,35, 600.00 is not all true the figure is not likely to cross 3.5 lakhs crores including pension amount.  

·   Expect HRA no other allowances has increased, HRA has increased by just 106% over the existing amount.

  • Out of the total expenditure of Rs  5890.63 crore on HRA in 2013-14, the HRA expenditure for X class cities is Rs 2541.55 crore which is around 43.14% of the total expenditure on HRA.( Finance Ministry statement)
  • Majority of the Central Govt Employees don’t avail HRA and many employees reside in “C” class city. . Indian defence personnel including Army personal stay in the military camp .
  • The 7th CPC had indicate that the HRA expenditure Rs 12400.00 crores against the Finance Ministry statement of  Rs  5890.63 crore on HRA. It has also projected that Rs 29600.00 cores expenditure on HRA which is not true as total expenditure on HRA is not likely to be more than Rs 13,000/- crores.


   

Defence Salary and allowances Expenditurer Rs 75,000/- crores

Source:  IDSA Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses

Please refer:  
Expenditure Budget Vol. I, 2014-2015 (NON-PLAN EXPENDITURE 2014-2015)

Non-Plan expenditure covers all expenditure of Government not included in the Plan

Ref: http://indiabudget.nic.in/budget2014-2015/ub2014-15/eb/npe.pdf

10.07 Pensions amount (Rs 81,705 crore) 


The Medium Term Fiscal Policy Statement - Union Budget


 Pensions: 

42. The expenditure on pension payments of the Central Government includes both defence as well as civil pensions. Pension payment, in nominal terms was estimated at Rs 74,076 crore in RE 2013-14 and at the year-end it was accounted at Rs  74,896 crore. In BE 2014-15, pension payment in nominal terms was estimated at Rs 81,983 crore. In RE 2014-15, it has been revised at Rs  81,705 crore. (18.6 lakh Defence forces pensioners on 01.01.2014


Source : http://indiabudget.nic.in/ub2015-16/frbm/frbm2.pdf

Let us examine the 7th CPC report vide para no 3.65 and 3.66 and the website of Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Pay Research Unit for Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees visit website :http://finmin.nic.in/pru/BROCHURE/PayAllowance2013-14E.pdf.

The 7th CPC report para number 3.65 and 3.66
The Commission has obtained details of expenditure from each ministry/department for up to FY 2012-13. Of the total expenditure on pay and allowances of Rs 1,29,599 crore for the financial year 2012-13.

If you compare these figures with  PAY RESEARCH UNIT DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE MINISTRY OF FINANCE NEW DELHI expenditure statement for the year 2012-13  please refer websitehttp://finmin.nic.in/pru/BROCHURE/brochure2012-13.pdf

The total expenditure on Pay and Allowances (excluding Productivity Linked Bonus/ Ad-hoc Bonus, Honorarium, Encashment of Earned Leave and Travelling Allowance) for Regular Central Government Civilian employees including employees of the Union Territories Rs 108070.66 crore in 2012-13. This expenditure includes Ministry/ departments like  Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Posts, Ministry of Defence (Civil), UNION TERRITORY and other 100 departments
Hence the 7th CPC para number 3.65 is wrong.



There are four possibilities of checking the 7th CPC statement of para no 16.1,    

1st possibility is as follows:
The salary and allowance expenditure or the year 2013-14 is Of the total expenditure on pay and allowances of Rs 1,27,000 crore for the financial year 2013-14. Which include the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Posts, Ministry of Defence (Civil), UNION TERRITORY and other 100 departments as per the PAY RESEARCH UNIT DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE MINISTRY OF FINANCE NEW DELHI expenditure statement for the year 2013-14.

Add 35% increase expenditure Rs 44,000/ crores ( add 25% DA)
Add Pension amount of Rs  90,000/- crores
Add Defence employees salary  expenditure of Rs 75,000/- crores
So total expenditure is Rs 3,36,000 /- crores  
Add 14% increase in wage hike on 2.75 lakh crore for serving employees and 20% hike for pensioners . Add  HRA amount Rs 13,000/- crores .Which works out to Rs 60,000/- crores increase not one lakhs crores. Deduct Rs 10,000/ cores as Income tax, CGEIS and increased CGHS, licensee fee rates.  Deduct abolition of allowances amount of Rs 10,000/- crores. Net additional burden for Central Govt.  is Rs 40,000/- crores.

DA amount increase (2nd possibility): 

Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Finance statement .


The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be in the order of Rs. 6655.14 crore per annum and Rs.4436.76 crore in the financial year 2015-16 (for a period of 8 months from July, 2015 to February, 2016).

DA increase for 50 lakhs employees is Rs. 6655.14 crores per annum * 12/ 8 = Rs 9982 crores for 6% increase in DA, for 14% wage hike it is  9982*14/6 = Rs 23292 crores.
Pension.
  
DA increase for 55 lakhs employees is Rs. 4436.76 crores per annum * 12/ 8 = Rs 6655crores for 6% increase in DA, for 14% wage hike it is   *14/6 = Rs15528 crores.
So total additional expenses for wage hike is Rs 38820 crore add Rs 6,000/- towards HRA increase and additional pension hike of Rs 5,000/- so total hike is around Rs 50,000/- crores. Deduct Rs 10,000/ cores as Income tax, CGEIS and increased CGHS, licensee fee rates. Deduct abolition of allowances amount of Rs 10,000/- crores.  Net additional burden for Central Govt. is Rs 30,000/- crores
    

3rd Possibility Pay commission statement : 
Let us examine para no 3.66 of the 7th CPC report the expenditure per capita on pay and allowances for Civil Central Government personnel for FY 2012-13 was Rs 3.92  lakh per annum i.e Rs  32666/- per month taking into account of DA percentage as 80%. (take basic pay of Rs 15,000/-)

Add 45% DA for the period 1/4/2013 to 1/1/2016 average salary of Civil Central Government personnel as on 1/1/2016 at 125% DA which works around Rs 37500/- per month (Rs 4.50 lakhs per annum ) without 7th CPC recommendations .

Multiply by 50lakhs CEG employees including Defence employees , Railways , Home, Postal etc. it works out to Rs 2.25 lakhs crores. So total expenditure on salary as on 1/1/2016 is at RS 2.25 lakhs crores. Add pension amount of Rs 1 lakh crores hence total expenditure is at Rs 3.25 lakh cores .

The 7th CPC in its report vide para no 16.1 has indicated that the total expenditure for the year 2016-17 towards Central Government Employees including, Civilians, Railways , Defence personnel before implementation of the 7th CPC report as Rs 4,33, 500.00 crores , In this case the difference works out to more than one lakh crore .
Add 14% increase in wage hike on 1.75 lakh crore for serving employees and 20% hike for pensioners . Add  HRA amount Rs 13,000/- crores. Which works out to Rs 60,000/- crores increase not one lakh crores. Deduct Rs 10,000/ cores as Income tax, CGEIS and increased CGHS, licensee fee rates. Deduct abolition of allowances amount of Rs 10,000/- crores. Net additional burden for Central Govt.  is Rs 40,000/- crores.

4th Possibility is as follows:
Medium term Expenditure Framework Statement laid
Before Parliament by Minister of Finance August, 2015

Budget Projection for Estimates 2015-16:  Revenue Expenditure

1)      Salary Rs 100619 crores
2)      Pension Rs 88521 crores.
3)      Add for Railway employees Rs 45,000/- crores.
4)      Add for Defence employees Rs 75000/ crores
Total Expenditure on salary and allowances including pension amount is 3,09,000 crores.

 Add 14% increase in wage hike on 2.20 lakh crore for serving employees and 20% hike for pensioners  Add  HRA amount Rs 13,000/- crores  . Which works out to Rs 61,000/- crores increase not one lakh crores. Deduct Rs 10,000/ cores as Income tax, CGEIS and increased CGHS, licensee fee rates. Deduct abolition of allowances amount of Rs 10,000/- crores. Net additional burden for Central Govt.  is Rs 45,000/- crores.


Hence the net increase in salary and pension is just around Rs 40,000/- crores not Rs one lakhs crores as stated in the 7th CPC out of which 15,000/ crores is for Defence employees, Rs 15,000 crores by the Railway's . The 7th CPC projections of 5.5 lakhs cores expenditure  is also wrong.   

The 7th CPC recommendation's impact need not give jitters to the government because the rise in government wages will amount to only 0.4 per cent of GDP.

One more aspect is that technically, the recommendations of a Central Pay Commission are only for Central Government employees and States are not bound to follow suit. Indeed, up to the 1980s, States constituted their own Pay Commissions and prescribed their own pay scales, based upon their fiscal capacity.


       The Central Governement  should accept the Staff side demands regarding minimum wage, fitment formula & allowances. Hence the news paper reports are totally wrong. We need to educate the members and prepare for a strugle. 

Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary  


              



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Friday, January 15, 2016

Dharna Program 19th Jan to 21st Jan 2016 at Bangalore



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Constitution of an Empowered Committee of Secretaries to process the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission



The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for setting up an Empowered Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary, in order to process the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in an overall perspective.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries will function as a Screening Committee to process the recommendations with regard to all relevant factors of the 7th CPC in an expeditious detailed and holistic fashion.