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Thursday, June 17, 2021

48th Meeting of the National Council, (JCM) – 26.06.2021 at 10.30 onwards

 

F.No.3/4/2021-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated; June 9, 2021

To
The Secretary,
Staff Side, National Council (JCM),
13-C, Ferozeshah Road,
New Delhi

Subject: 48th Meeting of the National Council, (JCM) – 26.06.2021 at 10.30 onwards

The 48th meeting of the National Council (JCM) is scheduled to be held under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary on 26.06.2021 (Saturday) at 10.30 AM onwards. Detailed Note on Agenda, Venue and mode of conduct of meeting will be communicated shortly.

Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting through the mode to be communicated.

Yours faithfully,
(S.P.Pant)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Source : NCJCM Staff Side


Note: The  issue of freeze DA/DR will be discussed in Govt-Staff meeting. Central Government decided to hold the 48th Meeting of the National Council (JCM) on 26.06.2021 under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary to discuss various service matters of Govt Servants.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Consumer Price Index & DA

 All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) for April, 2021 increased to 120.1 points (old 340 points) compared to 119.6 points (old 333.58) for March , 2021.


DA as on 1st May 2021 is 30.06% .

DA from 1st July, 2021 is likely to be  30% or  31%

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Relaxation of Rule 80-A for payment of provisional Family Pension on death of a Government Servant

 


To

The Secretary General

Confederation of Central Government employees and Workers

New Delhi.

Sub: Relaxation of Rule 80-A for payment of provisional Family Pension on death of a Government Servant during service due to the delay in finalization of family pension and gratuity results in hardship to the family of the deceased Government servant.

Comrade ,

                 With reference to the Relaxation of Rule 80-A for payment of provisional Family Pension on death of a Government Servant during service  the Central Government had issued  OFFICE MEMORANDUM Dated 29th July, 2020 issued vide No. 1/11/2020-P&PW (E) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare. In respect of payment of provisional Family Pension on death of a Government Servant during service

                The Central Government had issued this order to curtail the hardship to family members in respect of provisional family pension and death gratuity in favour of claimant or claimants. But this order falls short of aspirations of the family members the hardships faced by the family members especially during covid times are not resolved by the above office memorandum dated 29th July 2020 and needs immediate attention to improve this OM. 

The highlights of the order is as follows:

 

1)     The Head of Office shall not wait for forwarding of the family pension case (including Form-14, Form-18 and other relevant documents mentioned in Rule 80) to Pay & Accounts Office before sanctioning the provisional family pension.

 

2)      In order to avoid any hardship to the family of the deceased Government servant, it has been decided to relax the provisions of rule 80-A of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 to the extent that if a claim for family pension in Form 14 along with death certificate and bank account details of the claimant has been received and the Head of Office is satisfied about the bonafide of that claim, he shall sanction provisional family pension immediately

 

3)     The Pay & Accounts Office shall release the provisional family pension on the basis of sanction order issued by the Head of Office without insisting for any other documents including service book.

 

4)     The payment of provisional family pension sanctioned as may initially continue for a period of six months from the date, following the date of death of employee. The period of such provisional family pension sanctioned may be further extended, for not more than six months at a time, on the advice of Pay & Accounts Office and with the approval of Head of Department (HOD).

 

The practical problems the family of the deceased Government faces are follows :

1)     The pension papers should be submitted to the head of the office only after issue of death certificate by the local Government agencies such as Municipal corporations, Village level Panchayats  etc .     Due to lockdown and covid situation considerably time is taken to get the certified death certificate form local government agencies at present it takes about two to three months’ time itself . After getting the death certificate they take time to fill the papers online system portal and processing it by office and PAO.

 

2)     Many of the  Pay & Accounts Offices is always not located in the  same city sometimes there are located thousands of  kilometres away due to covid and lockdown the transportation of papers are difficult and time consuming  for example a family pension case is processed in Bangalore and sent to New Delhi PAO office then it takes about 10 days’ time to, reach this office and then case to process in PAO then takes another 10 to 15 days so there shall be an month delay for provisional family pension to be issued .

 

In view of the above the above order shall be modified as below :

 

1)     The death certificate issued from doctor and cremation certificate   should be sufficient for issuing of the provisional family pension .

 

2)     The head of the office shall issue the and pay the family pension without obtaining permission from the  Pay & Accounts Offices, they can only intimate the Pay & Accounts Offices only.

  

3)     The provisional family pension shall be issued for at least one year instead of six months or till the pension case is settled .                  

I kindly request to take up the above issues with the Central Government on priority basis .

                                                                       Comradely yours

 

                                                                      (P.S.Prasad)  

                                                                    Working President

 

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Covid affecting the employees and family members

 



                                           Dated: 18/5/2021

To

The Secretary General

Confederation of Central Government employees and Workers

New Delhi.

Comrade ,

                   The Covid situation in our country especially the 2nd wave is very bad and taking away the lives of many younger generation people including the Central Government employees , the CG employees such as Postal , Railways, CGHS, Income tax , Audit , Central Excise   etc ,are the  frontline workers who are in public contact each day , the problems faced are many for them , the Confederation shall take up the cause of the Central Government Employees and their families interest with the Central Government for a meaningful solutions .

1)    The Central Government employees and their family members should be considered as frontline workers and provided with vaccinations at their respective offices.

 

2)    The Central Government Pensioners and their family members  should also be provided vaccinations at CGHS dispensary’s. 

 

3)    Many Central Government employees are carrying out the Government works in spite of  Covid situation ,in the process they are affected  by covid virus. Some employees who have recovered from covid are spending lakhs of rupees for  treatment and the reimbursement is taking place as per state government rates, which is far below the private hospital rates , as such for example for Rs 4 lakhs hospital bill they are reimbursed with just 1.5 lakhs ,  hence the entire medical treatment costs including oxygen support as oxygen concentrators rent and oxygen cylinders  and  medicines for home treatment should be reimbursed fully .

 

4)      Sadly many Central Government employees have lost their lives while performing the government duties due to covid or other wise. Their family members are facing many issues such as pension settlement, medical treatment , CGHS card issue etc , Due to lockdown and covid issues many state government departments are not functioning properly , the issue of official death certificate by local authorities  is taking considerably time may be a few months , hence there are not in a position to apply for the pension settlement and CGHS card . Secondly the family members are deprived of CGHS medical facilities   as they have to surrender it immediately after death .hence following suggestions are proposed.

 

 

A)    The existing  CGHS card shall be retained by the family members till the new pensioners CGHS card is provided to them.

 

B)     The pension cases to be processed   to be processed immediately upon the doctors death certificate instead of local Government certificate and later stage they can produce it as and when the death certificate is issued  by local state Government agency .

 

 

C)     The CGHS is asking for PPO number for issuing CGHS  pensioner card in this respect temporary  card for one year  shall be issued based upon the letter from concerned Head of office stating that the pension case is under process , this letter should be sufficient rather than PPO number .

 

D)    Immediate financial assistance to these family members shall be Rs  2 lakhs which can be deducted in gratuity amount at later stage.

 

E)     The pension cases shall be settled within three  months of death of the employee and provisional pension shall be fixed by head of office .

 

I kindly request to take up the above issues with the Central Government on priority basis .

                                                                Comradely yours

 

                                                                  (P.S.Prasad)  

                                                          Working President

 

                   

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

CPI and DA March 2021

  1. All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) for March, 2021 increased to 119.6 points compared to 119.0 points for February, 2021.
  2. The increase observed in index is mainly due to items like Cooking Gas, Petrol, Poultry Chicken, Edible Oils, Apple, Tea Leaf, Served & Processed Packaged Food, etc. which experienced an increase in prices.
  3. Inflation for March, 2021 went up to 5.64 per cent compared to 4.48 per cent of previous month. Similarly, Food inflation also rose to 5.36 per cent from 4.64 per cent in the previous month.

DA as on 1st April 2021 is 29.52% .

DA from 1st July, 2021 is likely to be  30% or  31%


Thursday, April 1, 2021

CPI and DA -February, 2021

 

 The All-India CPI-IW for February, 2021 increased by 0.8 points and stood at 119.0 (one hundred nineteen and point zero). (old 342 points)


The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Fuel & Light group contributing 0.31 percentage points to the total change.

DA as on 1st March  2021 is 28.92%.

Expected DA from July 2021 likely around 30%.

Monday, March 8, 2021

A Condolence Meeting to pay homage to Com. M. Krishnanji,

 Respected Comrades of all COC Affiliates,


Hope all are in good health.


A Condolence Meeting to pay homage to Com. M. Krishnanji, Vice President Confederation, Ex.Secy Gen of Confederation & NFPE and Ex.General Secretary AIPE Union Gr- C, will be held on 9th March, 2021 at 6.30 p.m. at ITEF Association room, Ground floor, C.R.Buiding Annexe, Queen's Road, Bengaluru.


All the Office bearers and members of the  COC, Karnataka are requested to attend the Meeting to pay our respects and tributes to our beloved leader.


It will be followed by a COC meeting.


Thank you all. Take care. Stay Safe.


Confederation Zindabad 

COC Karnataka Zindabad 

Monday, March 1, 2021

VERY SAD AND SHOCKING NEWS.

 


Our beloved leader, a legend, stalwart and veteran leader of trade union movement, Com. M. Krishnan passed away due to Covid today on this day, 1st March 2021.

He lead Postal Unions and Central Government Employees Unions for decades. 

He was very knowledgeable, militant, Dedicated and committed Comrade. 

He was an unparallel leader. 

No words to express sorrow. 

Our association with Com Krishnanji was immense , 

We on behalf of Confederation of Central Governement employees of Karnataka state , our heartfelt condolences to bereaved family and Comrades of  country. we dip our flag .

RED SALUTE COM. KRISHNAN.

COM. KRISHNAN AMAR RAHE,

LONG LIVE COM. KRISHNAN.

Friday, February 26, 2021

 

The All-India CPI-IW for January , 2021 decreased by 0.6 points to 118.2 points (old 340) compared to 118.8 points (old 342) for December , 2020. decrease in prices of food items had greater impact on DA.

DA as on 1st February   2021 is 28.47%.


Saturday, January 30, 2021

CPI and DA -December 2020

 

 The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2020 decreased to 118.8 points (old 342) compared to 119.9 points (old 345) for November, 2020. decrease in prices of food items viz. Rice, Poultry (Chicken), Orange, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrot, Chillies Green, Ginger, Onion, Peas, Potato, Tomato, etc.  had greater impact.

DA as on 1st January  2021 is 28.16%.

DA as on 1st January 2021 is 28% confirmed . 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees

 


To                                                                                          

The Secretary General

Confederation of CG Employees and Workers

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to   Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates due to improved covid and financial situation in the country .

Comrade,

                  Vide Office Memorandum dated 23rd April, 2020 of  Government of India Ministry of Finance , Department of Expenditure letter No. 1/1/2020-E-II-B,  the additional  DA for CG employees and DR for pensioners was freezed  from  1st January 2020  till 1st July  2021 due to the reason “view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19”.  These orders are applicable to all Central Government employees and Central Government pensioners. Which has affected both the serving employees and pensioners and especially to those who have retired during the period 1st Jan 2020 to 1st Jan 2021.

               The Covid-19 situation in India has improved considerably and under control with a vast population of the country are unaffected by the Covid-19, The Covid cases in September 2020 was around 95,000 cases daily , on 4th  January 2021 is around17,000 cases which is lowest in six months, with less mortality rate. 

The economy ic situation in the country has also improved compared to April- May 2020 situation, where the industrial production had gone down to minus 57% and in October to plus 3.6 %  Industrial production has vastly improved with a recovery , the financial position of the country has also improved considerably the GST collections has shown a positivity in last four months .


Month

GST collection in rupees cores

March, 2020

97,597

September, 2020

95,480

October2020

1,05,155

November 2020

1,04,963

December 2020

1.15,000

The Goods and Service Tax collection for December 2020 touched a record high of Rs 1.15 lakh crore. This is the highest ever collections since the implementation of the countrywide tax in July 2017.

 

The Central Government employees have attended their assigned duties even during the pandemic situation, many have lost their sacrificed their life for the nation building, hence there contribution should be taken into the account.

The additional financial implication on account of this increase in Dearness Allowance for additional 11% DA is due which works out to 13,000 crores annually, which is manageable under the existing financial conditions , more over this  will benefit about 49.93 lakh Central Government employees and 65.26 lakh pensioners who pump this money into the market which also improves the economy considerably and about 30% of the amount spent is collected back by the Government by way of taxes.     

As the Covid situation is under control and economic situation in the country has also improved considerably it is requested to take up the issue of grant of Payment of Dearness Allowance to   Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates which is 28% as on 1st January 2021.

                                                                              Comradely yours

                                                                                 (P.S.Prasad)

                                                                         Working President

 

 

     

 

Friday, January 1, 2021

CPI and DA -November 2020

 The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2020 increased by 0.4 points and stood at 119.9 (one hundred nineteen and point nine).

DA as on 1st December 2020 is 27.72%.

DA as on 1st January 2021 is 28% confirmed . 

Monday, November 30, 2020

Consumer Price Index October 2020 and DA

 

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers - October 2020 

The All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for October, 2020 for base year 2016 increased by 1.4 points and stood at 119.5 (one hundred nineteen and point five). 

CPI(IW) BY 2001=100=344 thus increased by 4 points. 

DA as on October  2020 is 27.26 %. 

Expected  DA for the month of January 2021 is 28% .