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Sunday, September 29, 2013

History of Central Pay Commissions

Government of India have set up six pay commissions  to review and recommend wage structure for all civil and military divisions including Railways.

 These Pay commissions examine various issues such as pay and allowances, retirement benefits, conditions of service. promotion policies. Etc, and submit recommendations.

 As Fifth Pay Commission observed “ Pay Commission is a peculiarly Indian institution”.

 Pay scales existed before the advent of Pay Commissions was the 1934 Scales. First Commission scales(known as ‘Prescribed Scales”) replaced the 1934 Scales.

First Pay Commission:
 The first pay commission was constituted in 1946 with Srinivasa Varadacharia as Chairman.
 The commission’s recommendations were based upon the idea of “living wages” to the employees.
 The commission simplified the wage structure of Railway employees and number of scales were reduced to 30. The minimum basic pay for Class IV staff has been raised from Rs. 10/- to Rs. 30/- and for Class III from Rs. 35/- to Rs. 60/- per month. The Commission has fixed Rs. 55/- as minimum wage (Rs. 30 plus Rs. 25 as Dearness Allowance). The recommendations were accepted and implemented in 1946.

Second Pay Commission:
 The second pay commission was set up in August 1957 with Justice Jagannadha Das as Chairman.
 The Commission gave its report after two years.

 The commission stated that the pay structure and the working conditions of the government employee should be designed in a way so as to ensure efficient functioning of the system by recruiting persons with a minimum qualification.

 The Commission revised the pay scales by merging 50% of the Dearness Allowance with basic Pay and it recommended Rs. 80 as the minimum remuneration(Basic Pay Rs. 70 plus DA Rs.10/-) payable to a Government employee.

 The commission rationalized the pay structures by reducing further the number of scales. 

Third Pay Commission:.
 The third pay commission set up in April 1970 with Justice Raghubir Dayal as chairman.
 The Commission gave its report in March 1973.
 The main demand of employees for a need based minimum wage as per the norms of 15th Indian Labour Conference was accepted in principle even though Commission evolved its own concept of need based wage.  Commission recommended Minimum remuneration of Rs. 185 per month.
 The third pay commission added three concepts of inclusiveness, comprehensibility, and adequacy for pay structure to be sound in nature. By taking the view of employee’s views Government modified some of the recommendations of the Commission and minimum wage was raised from Rs. 185 per month to Rs. 196/- per month. Pay fixation formula has also been made more liberal.

Fourth Pay Commission:
 Constituted in June 1983, chairman of fourth pay commission was P N Singhal.
 Its report was given in three phases within four years and its recommendations were implemented with effect from 1-1-1986. Rs. 750/- was the minimum pay recommended by the Commission.

 The Fourth CPC had recommended that there should be a permanent machinery to undertake periodical review of pay and allowances of Central Government employees which got never implemented.

Fifth Pay Commission:
 The Fifth Pay Commission was set up in 1994 with Justice S. Ratnavel Pandian as Chairman.
 The commission gave its report in January 1997. Government accepted most of the recommendations and announced the package in July 1997.
 The recommendations were implemented with effect from 1-1-1996. The minimum Starting Pay has been revised from Rs. 750/ to Rs. 2550/- It recommended to reduce the number of pay scale from 51 to 34.  One of its recommendations was to slash government work force by about 30%. The Commission also suggested that the grant of salary hikes to employees be linked to issues of downsizing government, efficiency and administrative reforms.

Sixth Pay Commission:

 In July 2006, the sixth pay commission has been set up under Justice B.N.Srikrishna as Chairman.
 The Sixth Pay Commission mainly focused on removing ambiguity in respect of various pay scales and mainly focused on reducing number of pay scales and bring the idea of pay bands. It recommended for removal of Group-D cadre.  Commission proposed minimum salary at the entry level of PB-1 pay band to be Rs.6660/- (Rs.4860 as pay in the pay band plus Rs.1800 as grade pay) and maximum salary at the level of Secretary/equivalent as Rs.80000. The minimum: maximum ratio is 1:12

Seventh Pay Commission Announced in September 2013.

History of Dearness Allowance.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

7th CPC & DA Merger

(Central Head Quarters)
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001

CIRCULAR NO. 8/2013                                                                                      DATED – 28.09.2013



Dear Comrades,

            The National Secretariat of the Confederation congratulate the affiliates and State Committees for the strenuous efforts put in by them to propagate and campaign amongst the mass of the employees of the need for an immediate wage revision and setting up of the 7th CPC and enlist the massive participation of the Central Govt. employees for a long drawn out struggle, which commenced in 2011 and the first phase of which was culminated on 12th December, 2012 in a one day strike action.  We are proud of the fact that our efforts has borne fruit  as the Government  had to announce the setting up of the 7th CPC  on 25th. Confederation, as you are aware, had always been in the forefront in formulating demands of the CGEs, presenting and articulating the issues in spearheading struggles and negotiating the demands to reach settlement.  This time also Confederation was the organization which raised the setting up of the 7th CPC and wage revision; demanded that the 7th CPC’s recommendation must be effective from 1.1.2011; insisting that the tenure of the recommendation of the 6th CPC must be ended on the expiry of the five years on par with the wage tenure of the Public Sector undertaking workers as early as in 2010.  It could justify the demands with facts and figures of the unprecedented erosion of the real value of the wages of the Central Government employees due to the high rate of inflation in the economy and shooting up of the prices of all essential commodities.  The campaign and propaganda unleashed by us together had its salutary impact on the thinking process of other sister organizations, compelled them to take note of the growing discontent amongst the rank and file of their membership and to realize the fact that the wage structure had become incapable of making both ends meet especially for those employees at the lower levels of the hierarchy. They had to perforce take up the issue of wage revision  and setting up the 7th CPC due to the ambience created by the Confederation and its affiliates by organizing series of struggles during  the period and at the same time spurning every of our attempt for a joint action. We are quite aware that sanctions cannot be generated without joint and united action of the workers.  This dichotomy practiced by the predominant organizations in the JCM inflicted irreparable damage to the cause of the Central Government  employees.

We are happy that the Government of India having realized that the large majority of the Central Government employees have become mentally attuned to the path of an inevitable struggle on wage revision  decided to avert a confrontation by announcing the setting up of the 7th CPC.   We must, however, realize that the decision of the Government  tantamount to a post dated cheque which is capable of encashment only after a long period of two and half years.  We must not take it lying down.  The agony and sufferings of the employees, especially those at the lower levels cannot be mitigated by promises and assurances.  There must be a rise in their emoluments to make them capable of meeting the ever increasing cost of essential needs.  The Government must be told categorically and compelled to agree for the merger of DA with pay; and interim relief, which had all along been the case ever since the advent of the system of Pay Commission for wage revision.  We must bring home the fact that there will be no question of any arrears arising from the recommendation of the 7th CPC as the Commission is mandated to make its recommendation before the crucial date of 1st January, 2016. 

Even though, it is stated that the terms of reference would be finalized in consultation with all stake holders, the question of inclusion of GDS within the ambit of the Pay Commission, in all probabilities would be resisted by the Government. In the light of the passage of the PFRDA Bill in the Parliament, the Government might not agree to include the retirement benefits in the terms of reference.  This apart, the Government will now refer all pending matters, be it at the National Anomaly Committee, National Council or various Departmental Councils  or taken up through inter departmental references  to the 7th CPC.  In other words for the next two and half years none of the issues of the CGEs will be either discussed or settled.  We must not allow the Government to succeed in this nefarious objective.

We must note that the present announcement of setting up of the 7th CPC has also the hidden political agenda, for  many States including  Delhi  are to go to polls in the next few months.  The National Secretariat of the Confederation will meet on 23.10.2013 at Delhi. Formal notice is being sent separately. The Sectt. will decide upon the future course of action. In view of the present announcement of the Government setting up the 7th CPC it is necessary that we should defer the strike ballot decision, which is scheduled to be held on 11th to 13th November, 2013.  It is however, our considered opinion that unless we trade the path of struggle the demand for merger of DA with pay, date of effect, inclusion of GDS within the ambit of the 7th CPC and other issues in our charter of demands will not be settled at all.   The campaign chalked out must, therefore, be carried out with determination and understanding that we will succeed.   We request the leaders of the affiliates, State Committees and National Sectt. Members to ensure that the campaign programmes are implemented as planned.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

(K. K. N. Kutty)                                  (M. Krishnan)

President                                             Secretary General

Holiday on 14.10.2013 of Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)

(Central Head Quarters)
1st Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi - 110001

Ref: Confd./GENL/2013-14                                               Dated – 26.09.2013


Sri. V. Narayanasamy
Hon’ble Minister of State
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
New Delhi - 110001


Sub: -  Request declaration of Holiday on 14.10.2013 in lieu of 13.10.2013 – case of Karnataka State.

The main festival of Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) is being celebrated on 14.10.2013 in entire Karnataka State and the world famous Jambu Savari procession takes place on 14.10.2013 at Mysore. As the standard holidays for Vijaya Dashami has been declared on 13.10.2013 vide your office letter dated 05.06.2012, the C. G. Employees could not avail holiday on 14.10.2013, the real date of its celebration.

The optional holidays could not be exercised in the state on 14.10.2013, as they have already been exercised for Sankranthi, Ugadi & Ganesh Chatturthi as holidays by the CGEWCE, Karnataka. As such the only option available is to modify the holiday on 13.10.2013 as 14.10.2013 only in respect of Karnataka Circle.

As this is a main festival in respect of Karnataka Circle, it is requested to consider the option at the earliest.

A line in reply about the action taken is highly solicited.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Battle Half Won

                  The Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has been demanding  before the Government right from 2011 onwards for constitution of 7th Central Pay commission, DA merger, settling of various anomalies, and other demands as per the 15 charter of demands. In the Kolkatta conference the 48 charter of demands was drafted in continuation of our 15 charter of demands.       
Many programs were conducted from past two years by Confederation of Central Government Employees for demanding the 7th CPC and other 15 charter of demands including two strikes and also directed its members for conducting strike ballot for indefinite strike in December 2013.

Now Central Government has announced the constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission. While welcoming the decision of the Government, we are disappointed to note that our demand for five years wage revision w.e.f. 01.01.2011 and merger of DA has not been considered favourably by the Government. Even though the today the DA declared is 90%. The CPI will be around 242 points in January 2014 and by next few months DA will cross 100% mark thus naturally DA should be merged. Thus by appointing pay commission without DA merger or interim relief employees will not be getting any financial benefit right now, we have to wait for next three years till the 7th CPC give its report and Government accepts its recommendations.

The demand for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of the 7th CPC and grant of merger of DA to GDS is also pending.

The price rise has been at its peak from past six years, compared to past 50 years, last six years has witnessed a major increase in price rise, as per the trends available it will continue to rise further. Compared to price rise of over 200% we have got an DA of just 90%., The house rents have increased to over 300% without any  compensation, those who live in rented houses have suffered a lot, also the  dearness allowance on tour is insufficient for meeting food expenditure during tour.    

The major beneficiary  of the 6th CPC recommendations were the Group “A” and above Officers, where as others got  just 25 to 30 % increase in salaries, this is also nullified by the price rise hence the lower level employees are facing difficulties in  leading a decent life.

The 7th CPC appointment is just one step forward but the battle is half won today, we cannot simply keep quite now, many more agitations have to take place till Government accepts the 15 Charters of demands including merger of DA and also rectifies the anomalies in 6th CPC recommendations, parity in wages of central secretariat staff and subordinate staff etc.

Today after winning the half battle, we should demand interim relief , we should put pressure on the Government to see that the real wages are paid to us, the minimum wages should be not less Rs 20,000/-. The anomalies should be rectified. Five promotion policies should be implemented with clear difference in Grade Pay.  All allowances should be tripled. Proper DA formula should be made available for CG employees etc.

Hence Comrades we should be more active and prepare for the real battle ahead. At the same time we should conduct seminars and workshops for presenting papers to the 7th CPC, so that we should be able to present the demands of employees properly.

Comradely yours

General Secretary


New Delhi: September 25, 2013
Asvina 3, 1935
The Finance Minister Shri P.Chidambaram in a statement said here today that the Prime Minister has approved the constitution of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
The fourth, fifth and sixth Central Pay Commissions’ recommendations were implemented as follows:
4th CPC 1.1.1986
5th CPC 1.1.1996
6th CPC 1.1.2006
The average time taken by a Pay Commission to submit its recommendations has been about two years. Accordingly, allowing about two years for the 7th CPC to submit its report, the recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from 1.1.2016.
The names of the Chairperson and members as well as the terms of reference (ToR) of the 7th Pay Commission will be finalised and announced shortly after consultation with major stakeholders.

Photos of JCTU Rally at Bangalore 0n 25th September 2013

DA orders Issued -DA 90%



Central Government today announced the constitution of the 7th CPC. Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers has been demanding appointment of 7th CPC right from 2011 onwards. We have conducted continuous agitational programmes including Parliament March and also one day nationwide strike on 12th December 2012. After 12th December Strike we have decided to go for indefinite strike and strike ballot is also announced. We congratulate the entire Central Government employees who rallied behind Confederation. Confederation is the only organization which has conducted serious agitation demanding constitution of 7th CPC.

Government has not yet announced the Chairman, Committee members etc of the 7th CPC and also terms of reference. Further our demand for merger of DA, giving effect from 01.01.2011, inclusion of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC, granting DA merger to GDS and settlement of other demands in the 15 points Charter of Demands are also pending. Before announcing the terms of reference of 7th CPC. If Government is not ready to accept our above demands, Confederation National Executive will meet shortly and shall decide for further course of action.


holiday for Dussehra (Vijay Dashmi ) on 14/10/13

                  The COC Karnataka has taken up the issue with  CGEWCC – KARNATAKA  and  Secretary General Confederation, regarding the holiday for Dussehra (Vijay Dashmi ) on 14/10/13 the matter is in process.
Comradely yours

General Secretary

(Central Government Employees Welfare Co-ordination Committee)
Ph No. 22868044, 22864273 Ext. 512

F. No. CGEWCC/CCIT/B-I/2013-14 Dated: 24.09.2013

Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
Department of Personnel and Training,
North Block,
New Delhi.


Sub: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices in the State of Karnataka during the year 2013.

Ref: 1. DOPT’s letter in F. No. 12/4/2012-JCA-2 dated 05.06.2012
 2. This office letter in C. No. CGEWCC/CCO.Cus.(BZ)/2012 dated 29.11.2012
 3. DOPT’s letter in F. No. 12/6/2012-JCA2 dated 05.12.2012
* * * * *
Please refer to the above.
2. In pursuance to the DOPT’s communication dated 5.6.2012 CGEWCC, Karnataka held the meeting on 5.11.2012 and variable holidays to be chosen from the list of holidays specified in para 3.1 were finalized and letter dated 29.11.2012 was sent to the DOPT.
3. In Para 2 of the above referred DOPT’s communication dated 5.6.2012, compulsory holidays for the offices located outside Delhi/New Delhi in item no. 6 in respect of holiday on account of Dussehra (Vijay Dashmi) holiday has been declared on 13.10.2013. In the state of Karnataka Dussehra (Vijay Dashmi) is being celebrated on 14.10.2013, the Govt. of Karnataka in its Gazette Notification dated 21.11.2012 notified the Holiday on account of Vijay Dashmi – Dussehra on 14.10.2013. It is also pertinent to note that the world famous Jambu Savari procession takes place on the Vijay Dashmi day is held at Mysore, Karnataka on 14.10.2013 (copy of the Dasara Event published in the website is enclosed for ready reference)
4. It is to brought to the kind notice of Ministry of Personnel that the discretionary holidays have already been exercised by releasing 1. Sankranthi/Pongal – 14.01.2013, 2. Ugadi – 11.04.2013 & Ganesh
Chathurthi – 09.09.2013 as holidays by the CGEWCC, Karnataka and we are left with no further discretionary powers on this.
5. Several Departments/Associations have requested to declare holiday on 14.10.2013 raising the issue that in Karnataka, Dussehra(Vijay Dashmi) is being celebrated on 14.10.2013. Hence, it is requested to examine the matter and issue necessary directions, as to whether holiday is to be declared on 14.10.2013 instead of 13.10.2013, which is declared as per the holiday list communicated by the DOPT vide communication dated 05.06.2012.

Yours faithfully,

CGEWCC – Karnataka
1. Copy of the Holiday Notification of Govt. of Karnataka dated 19.11.2012.
2. Web page print about Jambu Savari of Mysore.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Central Trade Union's Rally at Bangalore

The Central Trade Unions along with Bank, LIC, Government Employees are holding rally from City Railway Station Bangalore  from 10.30 am to Freedom Park  Bangalore in connection with 10 charter of demands. 

All comrades are requested to participate in the rally.    

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Minutes of COC meeting

The minutes  of COC meeting held on 19th September  2013 held at Postal Accounts office at GPO Bangalore.

The meeting presided over by Com  S.Radhakrishna working President  COC Karnataka. It was well attended meeting after a long time we could see large section of employees participated in the meeting.
Com  S.Radhakrishna working President  COC Karnataka welcomed the members for the meeting and  addressed the meeting, he informed that the importance of the 19th September  day ,  on the 45th  anniversary of the historic 1968 September 19th  strike demanding need based minimum wage  and  demand  for DA he payed respectful homage to the seventeen cg employees who were brutally killed by the ruling class by firing, lathicharge etc. of military and paramilitary forces at pathankot , bikaner, indraprastha bhavan delhi & guwahati . And explained the need for 7th CPC  he also informed that Confederation is the torch bearer of the CG movement and made an appeal to make the strike ballot a success. He also informed that strike ballot dates has been rescheduled  to November 10th to 13 instead of September 25th so that more time is available for campaign and urged all affiliates to effectively campaign.

Com  P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka welcomed the members for the meeting. He expressed satisfaction of Dharna program and requested members to extend the same support in other programs and informed that the present DA system and Consumer price Index is not helping the employees as only 50% of the actual price rise is compensated by way of DA. There is also a move by the Government to introduce new CPI and by which the present DA system will further hamper.

 He also informed the need of 7th CPC as DA will cross 100% in Jan 2014 and CPI has crossed over 125 points. The Bank, LIC, Public sector employees are getting wage revision every five years.
The need for DA merger which will be the immediate relief for CG employees as 7th CPC implementation   will take a few years time. The 7th CPC demand and DA merger including for GDS employees are most important demand of CG employees. Since Railway unions AIRF and NFIR have given a call for strike ballot we should prepare our rank and file for strike and strike ballot.

Com S.S.Manjunath Circle secretary AIPEU Group “C” addressed the meeting and expressed support to strike ballot and also directed the NFPE divisional units to participate in strike ballot & remit the COC subscriptions directly to COC  General Secretary.

The following decisions were taken in COC meeting :
The tour of each districts and all offices are to be conducted with the help of NFPE and ITEF leadership.
Posters and hand bills will be printed as and when required for effective campaign of strike.
An appeal has been made to all affiliates of COC Karnataka to contribute at the rate of Rs 5 per member as subscription for the year 2013-14.
It was decided to participate in 25th September Trade Union Rally at Bangalore and other district head quarters starting from Railway station at 10.30 am.
To participate in trade union classes at Mumbai to be held on 15th November  as per Confederation CHQ directions .
To participate in women’s convention to be held at New Delhi on November 25 & 26, Com R.Seethalakshmi and  Com Julliana Vincent will coordinate.
Com Umesh Kamatagi has been inducted as Assistant Secretary in place of Com K.S.Madhusudhan. 
COC meeting demanded additional holiday for Dasara on 14th October.   

Com R.Seethalakshmi Vice President COC Karnataka proposed vote of thanks and made an appeal to all to participate in strike ballot, she also requested all affiliates to participate in COC meeting and programs.   
  (S.Radhakrishna)                                             (P.S.Prasad)
   Working President                                     General Secretary                                           


Friday, September 20, 2013


Dear Comrades,



The available members of the Confederation National Secretariat met at New Delhi on 19.9.2013 to review the preparation made for the strike Ballot campaign, which is, scheduled to be organised on 25th, 26th and 27th September, 2013.  The meeting took note of the fact that certain states and some organisations have not yet initiated steps to conduct the programme with full participation of the members.  It was also reported at the meeting that some of the affiliates have practical problem in adhering to the dates and the house was of the unanimous opinion that the date might be deferred.  Accordingly the dates for strike ballot have now been shifted to 11th, 12th and 13th November, 2013 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and the Confederation National Secretariat members will undertake intensive campaign programmes to mobilise the rank and file of the membership.  The names of Comrades who are deployed to various States are indicated in the list enclosed.  The State Secretaries and the affiliated organisations are requested to get in touch with the concerned Secretariat members to fix up the dates.  The National Secretariat will meet at Mumbai on 15thNovember, 2013 to review the strike ballot campaign programme and chalk out future course of action.

Economy Measures and Rationalization of Expenditure.

Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 18th September, 2013 

Sub: Expenditure Management - Economy Measures and Rationalization of Expenditure.

Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has been issuing austerity instructions from time to time with a view to containing non- developmental expenditure and releasing additional resources for priority schemes. The last set of instructions was issued on 31st May 2012, 1st November 2012 and 14th November 2012. Such measures are intended at promoting fiscal discipline, without restricting the operational efficiency of the Government. In the context of the current fiscal situation, there is a need to continue to rationalize expenditure and optimize available resources. With this objective, the following measures for fiscal prudence and economy will come into immediate effect:-
2.1 Cut in Non-Plan expenditure:
For the year 2013-2014, every Ministry/Department shall effect a mandatory 10% cut in non-Plan expenditure excluding interest payment, repayment of debt, Defence capital, salaries, pension and the Finance Commission grants to the States. No re-appropriation of funds to augment the Non-Plan heads of expenditure on which cuts have been imposed, shall be allowed during the current fiscal year.

2.2 Seminars and Conferences:
(i) Utmost economy shall be observed in organizing conferences/
Seminars/workshops. Only such conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.
which are absolutely essential, should be held wherein also a 10% cut on
budgetary allocations shall be effected.
(ii) Holding of exhibitions/seminars/conferences abroad is strongly discouraged except in the case of exhibitions for trade promotion.
(iii) There will be a ban on holding of meetings and conferences at five star hotels.

2.3 Purchase of vehicles:
Purchase of vehicles is banned until further orders, except against condemned vehicles.

2.4 Domestic and Foreign Travel:
(i) All officers are to travel in economy class only for domestic travel, except officers in the Apex Scale who may travel in executive class. Officers may travel by entitled class for international travel, however officers in Apex scale may travel only by business class. In all cases of air travel, only the lowest fare air tickets of the entitled class are to be purchased/ procured. No companion free ticket on domestic/ international travel is to be availed of. The existing instructions regarding travel on Leave Travel Concession (LTC) would continue.
(ii) It would be the responsibility of the Secretary of each Ministry/Department to ensure that foreign travel is restricted to most necessary and unavoidable official engagements based on functional necessity, and that extant instructions are strictly followed.
(hi) Where travel is unavoidable, it will be ensured that officers of the appropriate level dealing with the subject are sponsored instead of those at higher levels. The size of the delegation and the duration of visit will be kept to the absolute minimum.
(iv) Proposals for participation in study tours, workshops/ conferences/ seminars/presentation of papers abroad at Government cost will not be entertained except those that are fully funded by sponsoring agencies.
(v) Travel expenditure (including FTE) should be so regulated as to ensure that each Ministry remains within the allocated budget for the same. Re- appropriation proposals on this account would not be approved.

2.5 Creation of Posts:
(i) There will be a total ban on creation of Plan and Non-Plan posts.
(ii) Posts that have remained vacant for more than a year are not to be revived except under very rare and unavoidable circumstances and after seeking clearance of Department of Expenditure.

3. Observance of discipline in fiscal transfers to States, Public Sector Undertakings and Autonomous Bodies at Central/State/Local level:

3.1 Release of Grant-in-aid shall be strictly as per provisions contained in GFRs and in Department of Expenditure's OM No.7(1)/E.Coord/2012, dated 14.11.2012.
3.2 Ministries/Departments shall not transfer funds under any Plan schemes in relaxation of conditions attached to such transfers (such as matching funding).
3.3 The State Governments are required to furnish monthly returns of Plan expenditure — Central, Centrally Sponsored or State Plan — to respective Ministries/Departments along with a report on amounts outstanding in their Public Account in respect of Central and Centrally Sponsored Schemes. This requirement may be scrupulously enforced.
3.4 The Chief Controller of Accounts must ensure compliance with the above as part of pre-payment scrutiny.

4. Balanced Pace of Expenditure:
4.1 As per extant instructions, not more than one-third (33%) of the Budget Estimates may be spent in the last quarter of the financial year. Besides, the stipulation that during the month of March the expenditure should be limited to 15% of the Budget Estimates is reiterated. It may be emphasized here that the restriction of 33% and 15% expenditure ceiling is to be enforced both scheme-wise as well as for the Demands for Grant as a whole, subject to RE ceilings. Ministries/ Departments which are covered by the Monthly Expenditure Plan (MEP) may ensure that the MEP is followed strictly.

4.2 It is also considered desirable that in the last month of the year payments may be made only for the goods and services actually procured and for reimbursement of expenditure already incurred. Hence, no amount should be released in advance (in the last month) with the exception of the following:
(i) Advance payments to contractors under terms of duly executed contracts so that Government would not renege on its legal or contractual obligations.
(ii) Any loans or advances to Government servants etc. or private individuals as a measure of relief and rehabilitation as per service conditions or on compassionate grounds.
(iii) Any other exceptional case with the approval of the Financial Advisor. However, a list of such cases may be sent by the FA to the Department of Expenditure by 30th April of the following year for information.

4.3 Rush of expenditure on procurement should be avoided during the last quarter of the fiscal year and in particular the last month of the year so as to ensure that all procedures are complied with and there is no infructuous or wasteful expenditure. FA's are advised to specially monitor this aspect during their reviews.

5. No fresh financial commitments should be made on items which are not provided for in the budget approved by Parliament.

6. The instructions would also be applicable to autonomous bodies.

7. Compliance
Secretaries of the Ministries/Departments being the Chief Accounting Authorities as per Rule 64 of GFR shall be fully charged with the responsibility of ensuring compliance of the measures outlined above. Financial Advisors shall assist the respective Departments in securing compliance with these measures and also submit an overall report to the Minister-in-Charge and to the Ministry of Finance on a quarterly basis regarding various actions taken on these measures/guidelines.
( R.S.Gujral ) 
Finance Secretary

DA from JULY 2013

Release of additional installment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners, due from 1.7.2013

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.07.2013, in cash, at the rate of 10 per cent increase over the existing rate of 80 per cent. 
Hence, the Central Government employees as well as the pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 90 per cent of the basic with effect from 01.07.2013. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be of the order of Rs. 10879.60 crore per annum and Rs. 7253.10 crore in the financial year 2013-14 ( i.e. for a period of 8 month from July, 2013 to February 2014)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

19th September Importance

The 19th September signifies very important day in the movement of Central Government employees as on that day 45 years back employees had gone on strike demanding 100% neutralization of increase in cost of living index and automatic payment of DA. The strike finally yielded result in the form of recommendation of 3rd CPC. We call upon all affiliates to observe the “Strike Declaration Day’ on 19th September by holding lunch hour meeting and explaining to the membership the circumstances under which strike action has become inevitable for demanding 7th CPC and DA merger. 

Today we also we observe that cost of living has gone up beyond common man reach, the DA we are getting is only 50% of the price rise.  Hence our current demand is that Consumer Price Index  should reflect the actual price rise and essential  items which are required for daily needs of the common worker  should only be included in the CPI.  
We salute the employees who have gone on 19th September strike.


Extension of CGHS facilities to permanently disabled dependent brother of a CGHS beneficiary -

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Monday, September 16, 2013


confederation , AIRF, NFIR, AIDEF  AND OTHER  UNIONS HAVE  CALLED FOR STRIKE BALLOT  demanding 7th cpc, da merger & 
other 15 charter of demands. 

               As a final step before embarking upon a nation wide indefinite strike, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers has decided to conduct strike ballot on 2013 September 25,26 & 27th.  All affiliated organizations of the C.O.Cs should take initiative to make the programme cent percent success.  Sample Bllot paper and Appeal along with 15 point charter of demands are published in the Confederation website.

          On 25th, 26th and 27th September POLLING BOOTHS may be opened in the premises of offices at all centres and ballot boxes may be placed in the booth.  Each and every employee may be requested to cast their vote in the ballot paper by marking “YES” or “NO”.  It is secret ballot and hence name of the employee shall not be written in the ballot paper.  On completion of the voting, the boxes may be opened and votes counted by the office bearers of the affiliated organisations and C.O.Cs.  Total number of employees voted, number of votes in favour of indefinite strike (YES), Number of votes against indefinite strike (NO), Invalid votes etc. should be intimated to the Confederation CHQ through C.O.Cs on or before 28th September 2013 by email: (Email ID: and
               Intensive campaign among the employees should be conducted before the strike ballot by organising squad work, distributing pamplets, sample ballot papers, appeals, posters etc. and also by arranging meeting at all centres and offices.
say yes to strike 
                                                                             Fraternally yours,

                                                                             General Secretary