Sunday, November 27, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-713
Government Committee for consideration of issues of 7th CPC recommendations
713 . Shri Neeraj Shekhar
(a) whether Group of Ministers including Union Minister for Finance had assured the representatives of various trade unions/JCM to set up a Committee to consider the demand of revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula under 7th CPC with a mandate to finalize its report within four months;
(b) if so, the present status of the Committee;
(c) the reasons for the delay in report by the said Committee even after elapsing of more than four months;
(d) whether the Committee on Allowances has finalized its report;
(e) if so, the details thereof along with the salient recommendations thereof; and
(f) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)
(a) to (c): In pursuance of the assurance given by the Union Ministers to the representatives of the National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery, meetings have been held by a group of senior officers with them to discuss their demands in this regard.
(d) to (f): The Committee on Allowances has been interacting with various stake-holders to discuss their demands and has so far held discussions with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery, representatives from staff associations and officials from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Posts. The Committee may also interact with the representatives of some other major Ministries/Departments and stakeholders with whom consultations are yet to be held before finalizing its Report.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
NEW DELHI: Trade Unions have pitched for an hike in personal income tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh and minimum wages to Rs 18,000 in the upcoming Union Budget.
Trade union representatives gave their wish list to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that emphasized on steps in the next Budget to create more jobs and employment opportunities.
Other suggestions include, more focus in the Budget on social security schemes for the workers, especially those working in unorganised sectors, according to a finance ministry statement on Saturday.
Hon'ble Finance Minister Shri Jaitley said that one of the major priorities of the government is to ensure that benefits of Social Security Schemes reach to every section of workers including those working in the unorganised sector. He said that the government is sensitive about the workers' welfare and would take all possible.
Friday, November 18, 2016
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
STARRED QUESTION NO: 57
ANSWERED ON: 18.11.2016
Allowances to Govt. Employees
VIJAY KUMAR S.R.
Will the Minister of
FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has deferred the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations on various allowances, perks and perquisites and referred the matter to a Committee;
(b) if so, the details thereof along with the terms of reference and aims and objectives of this move;
(c) whether the Committee has submitted its report to the Government and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons for the delay; and
(d) the timeframe drawn for the Committee to submit its report to the Government and the date from which the allowances including house rent, education and transport allowances are likely to be made effective?
FINANCE MINISTER (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)
A Statement is laid on the Table of the House
Statement Annexed with the Lok Sabha Starred Question No. 57 for 18.11.2016 by Shri S. R. Vijayakumar and Shri Sudheer Gupta on Allowances to Government Employees
(a) & (b): In view of the number of representations received with regard to substantial changes with the existing provisions relating to Allowances recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission, the Government has set up a Committee to examine the recommendations of the Commission on allowances (except Dearness Allowance). The Committee has been asked to go into the recommendations of the Commission on various allowances and, having regard to the representations made by the staff associations as also the suggestions of the concerned Ministries/Departments and to make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the Commission are warranted and, if so, in what form. Till a final decision is taken by the Government based on the recommendations of this Committee, all allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will continue to be paid at existing rates in the existing pay structure. The Committee, constituted vide order dated 22.7.2016, is to submit its report within four months.
(c) & (d): The Committee has been interacting with various stake-holders to discuss their demands and has so far held discussions with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery, representatives from staff associations and officials from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Posts. The Committee may also interact with the representatives of some other major Ministries/Departments and stakeholders with whom consultations are yet to be held before finalizing its Report. On submission of the Report, the matter pertaining to allowances will be considered by the Government and appropriate decision will be taken thereafter.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Decision of Government relating to grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Rates effective from 01.07.2016) (Click the link below to view)
Thursday, November 3, 2016
ALL INDIA MASSIVE DHARNA
On 7th November 2016
At GPO Bangalore from 10.30 am to 3pm
Charter of demands of the Central Govt. Employees.
1. Avoid delay in implementing the assurances given by Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30thJune 2016, especially increase in minimum pay & fitment formula. Implement the assurance in a time bound manner.
2. Settle issues raised by the NJCA, regarding modifications of the 7th CPC recommendations, submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.
3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant Pension/Family Pension to all Central Government employees under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
4. No privatization, outsourcing, contractorisation of Government functions.
5. (i) Treat GraminDakSevaks as Civil Servants and extend all benefits on pay, pension and allownaces of departmental employees.
(ii) Regularise casual, contract, contingent and daily rated workers and grant equal pay and other benefits.
6. Fill up all vacant posts by special recruitment. Lift ban on creation of new posts.
7. Remove ceiling on compassionate appointments.
9. Revive JCM functioning at all levels.
Workers Unity ZindabadParticipate in large numbers
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for the month of Sep, 2016 released.
The Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers Base Year 2001=100 for the month of September 2016 has been released by the Labour Bureau through its official web portal. The index decreased by one point and stands at 277.
Click here to view the Press Release