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January 21, 2017
More than 14 months have passed since the seventh pay commission report was submitted and little less seven months have elapsed since the union cabinet approved implementation of the salary hike recommendations, but the central government employees are still awaiting the good news.
Demonetisation is said to be the reason behind the delay in announcing allowances by the Narendra Modi government for the 47 lakh employees and 53 lakh pensioners. The number of beneficiaries includes 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensions from the armed forces.
HOW DEMONETISATION AFFECTS PAY HIKE: THINGS TO KNOW
1. The government has announced that it will implement the seventh pay commission's recommendations from January 1 last year. But, in the aftermath of demonetisation, the government is not in position to make the final decision.
2. The seventh pay commission proposed a 138.71 per cent hike in housing allowance (HRA) and 49.79 per cent for other allowances.
3. The pay commission estimated that during the current fiscal, the hike in allowances would add a burden of Rs 29,300 crore (Rs 17,200 crore under HRA and Rs 12,100 crore under other allowances). This is a huge sum but after demonetisation, the government is working hard to stave off the cash crunch that set in.
4. The Modi government has constituted a committee to look into the recommendations regarding allowances and the manner of their implementation.
5. Some reports suggest that the committee under the chairmanship of finance secretary Ashok Lavasa has finalised its report, but the government is unable to pay the allowances to its employees due to cash crunch.
6. The employees' unions have been putting pressure on the finance ministry to announce hike in allowances at the earliest.
7. The announcement of assembly elections in five states has given some time for the government as it cannot announce pay hikes till the model code of conduct is in place.
8. The assembly elections have given the government time till March 8, by when there would be some additional cash in circulation. But, by then the budget would have been presented and accommodating over Rs 29,000 crore for salaries and pensions in the budge may pose a problem.
9. The delay in implementation of the seventh pay commission's recommendations has caused tremendous irritation and frustration among employees.
10. The BJP may have to face a backlash in the assembly elections in the five states, two of which is ruled by the party either directly or in alliance. Thus, demonetisation move by the Modi government may strike a double blow to the BJP in polls.
Source : http://indiatoday.intoday.in
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi - 110055
Dated: January 19, 2017
All the Constituents of
Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary
A meeting was held today with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, wherein myself as well as Com M.Raghavaiah were present.
We explained him about various Issues of the Central Government Employees pending at the government level The main issues were NPS, Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula, Allowances, Pension and Very Good Benchmark, etc. etc.
The Cabinet Secretary informed us that, Pension issues have already been referred to the Cabinet, and the report of the Committee on Allowances is likely to be submitted in the next month. So far as issue of NPS is concerned, he has already directed the committee to hold a meeting with the Staff Side, which has already been fixed for 20th January 2017, The issue of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula is also being vigorously pursued by the government.
He said that, inordinate delay was because of the various problems, but the intention of the government is very clear that, they want to resolve the problems of the Central Government Employees.
He also advised us to have patience for some time and given us an assurance that he would try to get resolved pending issues of the Central Government Employees as early as possible.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source : ncjcmstaffside.com
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January 20, 2017
For the preliminary information to all our GDS Comrades & well-wishers, a gist of recommendations have been extracted from the GDS Committee Report submitted by Shri Kamalesh Chandra.
= Categories of GDS:
BRANCH POST MASTER
All Branch Post Masters
ASSISTANT BRANCH POST MASTER
GDS MD, GDS MC
= Viability of GDS Post Offices:
New norms for calculation of GDS Pos are recommended.
Further Categorization of GDS POs based on proportion of Revenue / Expenditure
Category of GDS PO
Urban & Rural (Normal)
100% of its expenditure
50% of its expenditure
Proportion of Revenue to expenditure
100% or more of prescribed form
75% to 99% of prescribed form
50% to 74.99% of prescribed form
Less than 50% of prescribed form
In place of point system, the Committee recommends the new wage payment system. The new system linked to revenue generation and not to work load.
= Rural Business Development and Marketing:
The Committee Recommended many items for successful realization of rural business potentials.
= Committee recommends to improve the accessibility, visibility and infrastructure of GDS POs.
PO are with 10' X 10' dimensions in ground floor.
Building owned by Gram Panchayat
Building owned by Central Govt or State Govt. ie.,schools or offices BPM's own house
Proper rented accommodation in a busy place of the village
Building owned by NGOs.
With all furniture and power supply.
= Legal status of GDS:
The Committee observed that the matter is sub judice.
The Department should take suitable steps to increase security of job, prevent exploitation and increase income of GDSs so that they feel secure and live happily with in the GDS system and with the existing legal status.
= Terms and conditions of engagement.
The Committee recommends changes in Rule-3A.
Introduce voluntary discharge scheme on willing to leave the post before 65 years
Discharge from the service on the last day of the month.
Relaxation on limited transfer facility.
= Recommendations on wage structure and fixation of wages.
Committee recommends raising of minimum duty from 3 hours to 4 hours of all GDSs
Comparison : BPM = Postman
Asst. BPM & Dak Sevak = MTS
Minimum wage fixed at :
Rs.10,000- for 4 hours & Rs.12,000- for five hours. (Level-I)
Rs.12,000- for 5 hours & Rs.14,500- for five hours (Level-2)
Annual increase @ 3% on 1st January or 1st July
Wage matrix & Wage Level Table & Arrears calculation Table are given in detail.
Dearness Allowance – no change
% of DA with regular employees – no change
Increased rate of DA – no change
Recommended allowances :
Cash Conveyance Allowance
Combined Duty Allowance
Children Education Allowance
Revenue linked Allowance for eligible BPMs
Risk & hardship allowance
Allowances to be withdrawn:
Office Maintenance Allowance
Fixed Stationery Allowance
Cycle Maintenance Allowance
Split Duty Allowance.
Composite Allowance Includes:
Rent for housing GDS PO, Rent for Accommodation, washing-repairs-maintenance of premises, furniture, stationery charges, electricity usage charges for office, Mobile / Telephone usage charges, Boat Allowance/ CMA/ TA, Hospitality charges for drinking water, other incidental charges.
=Performance Related Incentive
Revenue linked allowance along with the present system of incentives with automatic payment at the end of each month.
= Ex-gratia Bonus:
Dept should re-examine the formula for payment of bonus and ex gratia bonus with reference to the share of revenue generated by the departmental as well as GDS POs.
= Methods of engagement
Method of selection : on line method engagement should be introduced.
Recruiting Authority : appended to the GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011
Qualification :SSC/SSLC from State Board/CBSE/ICSE with certificate course or diploma course in IT
Knowledge of local language.
Maintenance of Reservation roster at divisional level.
Stop the security in the form of FG bonds, introduce 5 year TD or NSC as security.
= Career Progression
There is need to increase the Direct Recuitment quota of GDS in Postman & Mail Guard because of large working strength of GDS and to provide them with better opportunities for getting into departmental posts.
Introduce a guaranteed special increase in wages after 12, 24 & 36 years of service with two annual increases.
Designation of GDSs should be changed after each financial upgradation.
=Leave & substitute arrangement:
Paid leave should be renamed as ordinary leave and enhanced from 20 to 30 days in a year.
Introduce Encashment of Ordinary leave.
Introduce 'emergency leave' for 5 days in a calendar year, but no carry forward.
No full time substitute will be engaged.
Women GDS – 26 weeks of maternity leave and paid from salary head.
Paternity leave for 7 days.
= Disciplinary Rules:
Department should add a new punishment of 'compulsory discharge from the service' in the list "major penalties' and the content of Rule-9 of GDS (Conduct & Engagement)Rules 2011.
= Social Security Schemes:
Severance Amount : @ Rs.4,000 from 01-01-2016 for every completed year of service subject to maximum of Rs.1,50,000-.
Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS):
GDS contribution should be revised as minimum of 3% and maximum of 10% of the basic wage per month.
Department contribution should be fixed as 3% of the basic wage.
Bring the GDS under the purview of Gratuity Act with an upper limit of Rs.5,00,000-
Group Insurance Scheme : enhance the rate of monthly subscription by Rs.500 per month with insurance coverage of Rs.5,00,000-.
GDS CWF subscription should be enhanced from Rs.20- to Rs.100- pm.
Department grant should be enhanced from Rs.100- to Rs.300- PA.
Point system should not be applied to the compassionate appointment of dependents of GDS.
Photo identity cards to all GDS with free of cost.
January 19, 2017
January 18, 2017
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
All Heads of Circles/Regions,
Subject: Additional duties for Postman/Delivery Staff.
On account of changes in work scenario of the Post offices brought about due to the induction of technology and primacy of business products, the duties and responsibilities of the postman have undergone a vast change. In order to incorporate these changes, the following duties are prescribed in addition to the duties already prescribed for Postman/Delivery staff in the Postal Manual Volume VI/Chapter III.
Additional Duties of Postman/Delivery Staff
(i) Data entry in various modules (Postman, Speed Net) of Meghdoot software of all mail articles given to them for delivery. This duty will be performed during the 80 minutes period (60 minutes before the hours of delivery and 20 minutes after return from the beat) on each working day within the overall duty hours.
(ii) Assistance to sorting Postman/Head Postman in beat sorting wherever available. Where there are no posts of Sorting Postman/Head Postman, the Postman will attend to bear sorting.
· Delivery of any pamphlets or brochures presented under Direct Post.
· Collectin of surplus cash from sub post offices lying in the beat and remitting cash to the main post office to which they are attached, whenever ordered by the Postmaster.
· Assisting in Table sorting, Segregation of missent articles, misdirected articles and Beat sorting.
· Preparation of special delivery slips for bulk addressees by data entry in the Postman module.
· Sorting of accountable articles and Money orders beat wise and their entry in the computer system for printing the delivery slips.
· Entry of undelivered accountable articles/Money orders in the Postman module.
· To act as an agent for promoting PLI/RPLI and Business Development products.
· Assistance to the treasurers in sorting of the currency notes and making bundles denomination wise and also escort the treasurer while drawing and remittance of cash to Bank/Treasury.
· Drawal of revenue stamps from Treasury/sub treasury if ordered by the Postmaster.
· Utilizing the services for data entry of RPLI/PLI Proposals and generating acceptance memos for policies on payment of some incentive.
· Preparing the beat list and the beat map of the beat and updating the same on a regular basis.
· Any other duty assigned by the Department/Head of the office.
2. This has the approval of Secretary (Posts).
Asst.Director General (PE.I)