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Friday, March 29, 2013


      The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 provides for the payment of bonus to persons employed in certain establishments, employing 20 or more persons, on the basis of profits or on the basis of production or productivity and matters connected therewith. 
      The minimum bonus of 8.33% is payable by every industry and establishment under section 10 of the Act. The maximum bonus including productivity linked bonus that can be paid in any accounting year shall not exceed 20% of the salary/wage of an employee under the section 31 A of the Act.
      Details of amendments to  the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965:
      S. No. Year of Amendment Eligibility limit   Calculation ceiling 
                                                    (Rs. Per Month)               (Rs. Per Month)
      1.                 1965 Rs. 1600                                Rs. 750
      2. 1985  Rs. 2500 Rs. 1600
      3. 1995                     Rs. 3500  Rs. 2500
      4. 2007 Rs. 10000                              Rs. 3500

      The last amendment to the Act was notified on 12th December, 2007.
      The minimum bonus of 8.33% of (Rs. 3500/- X 12= Rs. 42,000/-) is approximately Rs. 3500/-.
      The 20% of above referred Rs. 42,000/- is Rs. 8,400/-.  However, the limit is given as Rs. 8,300/-.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013




4, State Entry Road,New Delhi-110055.


Manishinath Bhawan. A2/95 Rajouri Garden,

New Delhi. 110 027


S.M. Joshi Bhawan, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Road, Kirkee, PUNE. 3

 Organize Demonstration on 29th April, 2013. In front of all offices and send the following telegram to the Prime Minister


see for details


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Passport for Central/State Govt. Employees

  1. Categories of Applicants allowed as “Walk-In with ARN”

    Following mentioned categories of applicants are allowed as “Walk-in Applicants”. Applicants falling under these categories need to register Online, fill in the online application form and generate Application Reference Number (ARN) at least one day in advance before visiting the PSK. Such applicants may visit the PSK with required set of documents and a copy of printed ARN sheet between 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM only:
    1. Applicants for issue of Police Clearance Certificates (PCC)
    2. Differently Abled Applicants
    3. Deletion of ECR status in passports without any change in personal particulars
    4. Central/State Govt. employees, their spouses and dependent minor children  who have ‘No Objection Certificate’ / Identity Certificate
    5. With effective from 1st Jan 2013,
      1. Senior Citizens of age 60 years & above.
      2. Minor Applicants below 15 years of age, provided both parents have valid passports.
      3. Minor Applicants below 15 years of age, provided both parents have valid passports, and one parent is abroad and has issued Embassy / Consulate certified No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the other parent to apply.
      4. Minor Applicants below 15 years of age, provided both parents do not have passports, but have given No Objection Certificate (NOC).
      5. Immediate family members (Husband, Wife and Minor Children) belonging to an applicant who has got an appointment will be allowed on the day/time when the applicant has got the appointment and not repeat not between the time slot from 09:30 AM. to 11:00 AM.
  2.  The Central Government Employees need not wait  for slot for themselves or family members  they can directly go to Passport Seva Kendra and get the appointment  directly. 

Grant of minimum entry pay applicable to DRs in a grade in case of promotees in that grade

New Rates for Undergoing Angioplasty

The Government has revised the CGHS package rates for coronary angioplasty and angioplasty with balloon w.e.f. 7/2/2013 as per the following details:

Coronary Angioplasty and Angioplasty with Balloon

Coronary Angioplasty -  Rs. 50,000/- 
Coronary Angioplasty with Balloon -  Rs. 55,000/- 
All the empanelled private hospitals have not discontinued to provide angioplasty treatment to CGHS beneficiaries. However, ‘3’ hospitals in Delhi & NCR have  filed Writ Petitions in Hon’ble High Court of Delhi against the revised rates.

Meanwhile, the continuous empanelment scheme has been revived on 14th February, 2013 to empanel more number of eligible private hospitals under CGHS to provide inpatient healthcare facilities to CGHS beneficiaries.

This information was given by the Minister for Health & Family Welfare ShriGhulamNabi Azad in written reply to a question in the RajyaSabha today.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Seventh Pay Commission Demand

Seventh Pay Commission: Shri Ajay Maken honorable Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister writes to PM for taking decision on priority for constitution of 7th CPC.

In a move aimed at putting the demand for the 7th Pay Commission on the government's drawing board and With a little over a year to go before the next general election, the demand for a Seventh Pay Commission has started to gather momentum, Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister Ajay Maken has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to set it up this year to neutralise the effect of soaring inflation.  Union Minister Ajay Maken has taken the lead in endorsing the Central government employees' request for setting up of the new pay panel, citing the erosion of real wages due to high inflation since implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations
His demand this week is the first voice in support of the panel from within  Singh's cabinet.
In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Maken underlined how every pay panel since the Second Pay Commission, barring the Sixth Pay Commission, were set up in the third year of the decade. "We are again in the third year of the ongoing decade and Central government employees are justifiably looking forward to the Seventh Pay Commission," he said.

Recalling that it was under Singh that the last pay panel was set up in 2005, after the NDA government failed to do so in 2003, Maken, in the communication dated March 14, requested that a decision be "taken on priority" for constitution of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. "A notification for constitution of the 7th Central Pay Commission is the need of the bour, which is bound to have bearing upon about 20 million employees," he said.

Retail prices rose 160% during 2006-2011 but dearness allowance went up only 51%.
Besides, Maken argued, it was time to rework the principles on which public sector wages were fixed in order to attract and retain talent.  He said it was no longer enough to pay employees to simply meet minimum needs.
The finance ministry, struggling to bring fiscal deficit under control, has rejected demands from government employees to set up the panel - generally appointed in the third year of every decade. 
Maken concluded by emphasizing that setting up of the new pay panel was in "larger interest of government employees as well as the (Congress) party".


Friday, March 15, 2013

Implementation of equal wages to contract workers working in permanent job


(a)whether the Ministry is considering the proposal of equal wages to contract workers working in permanent job;
(b)if so, by when this proposal is going to be implemented by Government; and
(c)whether it is a fact that in other developed countries like USA, UK and Japan, the contract labour doing the equal job of regular employees even same time get more money per hour a day?

(a) & (b): Provisions already exist under the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 under Rule 25 (2) (v) (a) that in cases where the workmen employed by the contractor perform the same or similar kind of work as the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment, the wage rates, holidays, hours of work etc. shall be the same as applicable to the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment on the same or similar kind of work.

(c): The wage rates of the contract workers in India are regulated as per the provisions of Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 irrespective of the fact as to how the wages of the contract workers are fixed in developed countries.

CLICK HERE FOR Contract Labour act

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Casual Workers and Persons on Daily Wages

The daily wages of the casual labour are to be fixed as 1/30th of the monthly salary of a regular employee working in the same kind of job.

In 1988, DOPT order says  "where the nature of work entrusted to the casual workers and regular employees is the ‘same, the casual workers may be paid at the rate of 1/30th of the pay at the minimum of the relevant pay scale plus dearness allowance for work of 8 hours a day"

Ministry of Labour, Government of India had also issued instruction vide their O.M.No.S.32021/16/86-WC(MW) dated 23.08.1988




Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

7th CPC Demand

NEW DELHI: Admitting that there have been demands for setting up of 7th Pay Commission, government said that no such proposal is under consideration for such exercise, which would have been resulted in upward revision of centre's over 85 lakhs employees' and pensionerspay scales

"The recommendations of the previous .. 6th Central Pay Commission were given effect to from January 1, 2006. Therefore, at present no proposal to constitute the 7th Pay Commission is under consideration of the government," Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena told Lok Sahba on Friday in a written reply. 

Meena further said, "There have been some demands received for setting up of the 7th Central Pay Commission. In the past, there has generally been a gap of a minimum 10 years between two successive Pay Commissions. 

According the information available, the central government employees had also gone for a day long token strike for their various demands including setting up of 7th Pay Commission in December last year. 

At present the number of central government employees and pensioners are about 50 lakh and 35 lakh respectively.

Source: Economic Times click here

COC View:
        Due to the one day strike of Central Government Employees' on 12/12/2012 which has forced the Government of India to  accept  that  there is a general demand of the Central Government Employees' for constitution of 7th Pay Commission & other common demands of the employees. More strikes/ action programs in the coming days will definitely force the Government of India to accept the demand of the employees' for constitution of 7th Pay Commission to look into the demands of the Central Government employees. 

Further, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as published by the Ministry of Labour has crossed 100 points, ( CPI as on 01-01-2006 is 115 points, CPI as on 01-03-2013 is 223 points ).  Hence, these demands of the Central Government employees will get more active consideration of the Government

By the end of this year, the DA will be nearing 100% if the present prices continue to rise in same trend.   Generally a Pay Commission has to be constituted if the prices of the essential commodities are increased by 100 points or the DA of crosses 100%. 

In view of the above factors, the demand of constitution of 7th Pay Commission is highly justified.  Till the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission is implemented, we should demand of DA merger for all purpose.  DA percentage as on date is 84.   

ANSWERED ON-09.08.2012

Seventh Pay Commission for Central Government employees


(a) whether Government intends to constitute the Seventh Pay Commission for the CentralGovernment employees; 
(b) if so, by when; 
(c) whether the Thirteenth Finance Commission has also recommended for an increase in pay of Central Government employees from the future date; and
(d) if so, the details thereof? 


(a)&(b): Government has not taken any decision on the constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission. 

(c)&(d): The 13th Finance Commission had recommended that structural shocks such as arrears arising out of Pay Commission awards should be avoided by making the pay award commence from the date on which it is accepted. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

The International Women' day on 8/3/13 at Bangalore

             It is proposed to observe the   International Women' day celebration  on 8/3/13  by COC Karnataka & AICGHSEA  at CGHS Shivajinagar wellness clinic  Bangalore from 3 pm to 5pm . All affiliates of the COC are  requested to  request there  women comrades and activist to attend the women's convention in large numbers. 

CGHS Polyclinic, No. 111, 3rd floor, Ganesh Towers,  Infantry Road Shivajinagar, Bangalore -01 Phone : 080-25589225

Chief Guest: Com Geetha
                   Divisional Secretary LIC of India Employees Union

Contact persons of women's committee. 

Com Seethalakshmi    9448819821
Com Julliana vincent   9886952581 
Com Nirmala              9449071861 
Com Vijayalakshmi     9448203063

Comradely yours 

General Secretary 

The International Women' day which falls on 8th March is observed throughout the world. The UN theme for the International women's day 2013 is "A promise is a promise; time for action to end violence against women". This year in India, we saw a massive uprising against the atrocities on women immediately after the barbarous sexual assault on student in Delhi.  She later succumbed to the injuries suffered during the assault. 

                 Thousands of young men and women, students and common people assembled at Vijay Chowk and elsewhere in Delhi and other parts of the country demanding stringent action against the culprits besides asking the Government to make enactment to protect the women. Empowerment of women is an issue that has to be focused and taken to its logical end. There is no shortcut for that. Raising the conscious level of the society at large through sustained campaign and struggles is the only way out. It is a painstaking path, but there is no other alternative.

The brutalities against women, attempt to dispossess the women of their right to property is the outcome of the patriarchal system that has taken roots in our country. In our society today women are being portrayed as a commercial commodity an offshoot of the impact of the neo liberal economic policies where except profit nothing matters. The fight for empowerment of women, hence, cannot be separate from the struggle against finance capital driven neo-liberal economic policies.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Consumer Price Index

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW)  – January, 2013

The All-India CPI-IW for January, 2013 rose by 2 points  from 219 points to  221 (two hundred and twenty one). Expected DA 82%.

Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers) Base 2001=100 Statement showing the Average Monthly Prices of selected articles for Industrial Workers by
Labour Bureau  Government of India
Compare local prices with these prices 

CLICK here for prices of Dec 2012
Click here for Prices From 2006 to 2012