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Wednesday 31 August 2016

Brief of the meeting held today between the Government of India and the National Council JCM Staff Side

Shiva Gopal Mishra


National council (staff Side)

Joint Consulative Machinery for Central Government Employees

13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001

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Dated: August 30, 2016

All Constituents of National Council(JCM)

Dear Comrades!

Sub: Brief of the meeting held today between the Government of India and the National Council (JCM) (Staff Side)

The Government of India has constituted a committee, under the Chairmanship of Addl. Secretary(Exp.) with J.S.(Pers.), JS(Estt.) and JS(Imp.) as members, to deal with the pending issues of our memorandum, submitted to the Empowered Committee, of which prominent are “Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor”.

The first meeting of the said committee with the National Council(JCM) Staff Side was held today, i.e. 30th August, 2016, which remained almost introductory. Apart from the Official Side members, Shri M. Raghaviah, Shri M.S. Raja and I myself(from the Staff Side JCM) attended the said meeting.

We raised vehemently the issues of “Minimum Wage and Multiplying Formula” and made them very clear that; the VII CPC has accepted Dr. Aykroyd Formula for fixing Minimum Wage, but has not implemented the said formula in full sense, so, that is not acceptable to the Staff Side(JCM), therefore, Minimum Wage from Rs.18000 must be enhanced and accordingly Fitment Formula should also be changed.

It was agreed by the committee that, since we are again meeting on 1st September, 2016 with the Committee on Allowances, the next meeting of the said committee will be fixed in consultation with the Staff Side(JCM).

Thereafter, we also met the Cabinet Secretary(Government of India) and there also we shown our anguish about the inordinate delay in resolving those issues which were agreed to. The Cabinet Secretary said that, orders for the gratuity have been issued for the NPS covered employees, and orders for the PLB and arrears have also been issued. Many of the issues raised by the Staff Side(JCM) have been accepted and implemented and the remaining issues would also be pursued and settled.

Comradely yours,


(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Secretary (staff side)

NC/JCM & Convener

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Central Government compelled to discuss the strike demand with the trade union leaders today .

Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C) held meetings with Central Trade Union leaders on charter of demands of one day strike on 02.09.2016

Press Information Bureau 

Government of India

Ministry of Labour & Employment

30-August-2016 18:05 IST

Basic Minimum Wages for Central Sphere Workers Revised 

Minimum Wages to be Rs.350/- Per Day for Unskilled Non-Agricultural Workers for ‘C’ Category Areas 

Shri Arun Jaitely, the Union Finance Minister, the Union Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreya and Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy & Mines had a joint Press conference here today on charter of demands of the Central Trade Unions. 

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C) has held meetings with Central Trade Union leaders wherein detailed discussions were held in regard to their charter of demands. Thereafter, the issues were discussed by the Inter- Ministerial Committee headed by the Finance Minister. The following decisions have been taken by the Government: 

1. The Bonus Amendment Act will be implemented strictly. The Central Government will pay Bonus for the years 2014-15 and 2015-16 based on revised norms. A government notification in this regard is being issued immediately. 

2. The Central Government will take necessary steps to resolve the cases pending in High Courts/Supreme Court with regard to payment of Bonus. 

3. It has been decided that, based on the deliberations in the meeting of the Minimum Wage Advisory Board under the Chairmanship of Minister for State for Labour and Employment (I/C) for revising the basic minimum wages for central sphere, the Government has decided to fix the minimum wages at Rs.350/- per day for unskilled non-agricultural workers for ‘C’ category areas keeping in view the modalities of fixing minimum wages. 

4. The registration of the contract workers and their staffing agencies is mandatory as per law and states will be advised to strictly implement the same. Erring contractors will face appropriate action for any violation in this regard. 

5. The issue of giving social security benefit to the unorganised sector (eg., Anganwadi, Mid-day meal, Asha volunteers etc.) will be examined by a committee which will give its report at the earliest. 

6. Advisories will be issued to all the States Governments to ensure that registration of Trade Unions takes place within 45 days. 

7. The Central government has reiterated its commitment towards tripartite consultation process. 

8. Sector specific meetings will be held to resolve issues relating to respective industries. 

Later interacting with media Shri Bandaru Dattatreya appealed to Trade Unions to reconsider their call for strike, in national interest.

Saturday 27 August 2016


             Confederation of central Govt Employees & Workers have been continuously fighting against pension reforms implemented by Govt in tune with the neo-liberal policies and demanding SCRAPPING OF THE NEW PENSION SYSTEM (NPS). Further we have been demanding that those employees who are covered by NPS should be eligible for payment of Death cum Retirement Gratuity (DCRG) and Family Pension and also Govt guaranteed Minimum Pension and Compensation for price rise (Dearness Relief). Now the Govt has conceded one of our demand. Govt of India has issued orders to extend the benefit of Gratuity to all NPS Employees. Further the Cabinet has decided to constitute a committee for streamlining the implementation of NPS. We shall present the remaining issues before that Committee also. Scrapping of NPS is one of the main demand of 2016 September 2nd General Strike also. No struggle will go in vain. Let us make the strike a grand success


Secretary General


Wednesday 24 August 2016

Demonstration of NFPE WB Circle in front of yogayog Bhawan on 24th August demanding part time, DRM , CBS issues is continuing


Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi — 110001

Dated August 23, 2016


Subject: Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 – instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoP&T’s O.M. No.11012/17/2013-Estt.A-III dated 3rd July, 2015 on the above mentioned subject and to say that in a recent case, Ajay Kumar Choudhary vs Union of India Civil Appeal No. 1912 of 2015 dated 16/02/2015, the Apex Court has directed as follows:

“14 We, therefore, direct that the currency of a Suspension Order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges/Chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer/employee; if the Memorandum of Charges/Charge sheet is served a reasoned order must be passed for the extension of the suspension. As in the case in hand, the Government is free to transfer the concerned person to any Department in any of its offices within or outside the State so as to sever any local or personal contact that he may have and which he may misuse for obstructing the investigation against him. The Government may also prohibit him from contacting any person, or handling records and documents till the stage of his having to prepare his defence Furthermore, the direction of the Central Vigilance Commission that pending a criminal investigation departmental proceedings are to be held in abeyance stands superseded in view of the stand adopted by us.”

2. In compliance of the above judgement, it has been decided that where a Government servant: is placed under suspension, the order of suspension should not extend beyond three months, if within this period the charge-sheet is not served to the charged officer. As such, it should be ensured that the charge sheet is issued before expiry of 90 days from the date of suspension. As the suspension will lapse in case this time line is not adhered to, a close watch needs to be kept at all levels to ensure that charge sheets are issued in time.

3. It should also be ensured that disciplinary proceedings are initiated as far as practicable in cases where an investigating agency is seized of the matter or criminal proceedings have been launched. Clarifications in this regard have already been issued vide O.M. No. 11012/6/2007-Estt.A-Ill dated 21.07.2016.

4. All Ministries/ Departments/Offices’ are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all Disciplinary Authorities under their control.

5. Hindi version will follow.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)

Monday 22 August 2016

Amul Managing Director RS Sodhi has been appointed as independent director on the board of India Post Payment Banks (IPPB)

The board will have four in-house representatives. 
IPPB came into existence after it received certificate of incorporation from the Registrar of Companies on August 17.

Payments bank allows mobile firms, supermarket chains, and others to cater to banking requirements of individuals and small businesses. It will be set up as a differentiated bank and will confine its activities to acceptance of demand deposits, remittance services, Internet banking and other specified services.

Thursday 18 August 2016

A part of India Post has become " THE INDIA POST PAYMENTS BANK LIMITED " a corporate enterprise. This is the first step of Privatization of Department of Post.

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology 

18-August-2016 16:18 IST

India Post Payments Bank Incorporated

The India Post Payments Bank Limited has received the Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs yesterday under the Companies Act 2013. This would be the first PSU under the Department of Posts. This has happened in the wake of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address, raising the expectations of the people from the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank. With this move the Department of Posts has cleared an important milestone on this journey. 

With the incorporation, the Board of the India Post Payments Bank Limited is likely to be constituted soon. The incorporation of the IPPB Ltd is a significant step forward as this also paves the way for the bank to begin hiring of banking professionals to set up the bank and begin its operations in 2017. The Department of Posts is expected to complete the roll out of its branches all over the country by September 2017. This could be the fastest roll out for a bank anywhere in the world. 

The aspiration for the India Post Payments Bank is to become the most accessible bank in the world riding on state of the art banking and payments technology. Coupled with the physical presence across 1.55 lakh post offices and the reach of “The Dakiya”, the India Post Payments Bank aims to become a powerful and effective vehicle of real financial inclusion in the country. It is poised to create a national payments architecture riding on a modern payments platform and ubiquitous information and communication technologies that can be accessed by all users and service providers like never before. The stakeholders of the India Post Payments Bank within the Government and outside are looking at this new entity as a catalyst to social and financial inclusion.

Rakshabandhan observed in Barasat Head Post office organised by Barasat postal recreation club on 16th August 2016

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th  Pay Commission’s recommendations.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 16th August, 2016


Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to say that it has been decided that Anomaly Committees should be set up, consisting of representatives of the Officials Side and the Staff Side to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, subject to the following conditions, namely:

(1) Definition of Anomaly

Anomaly will include the following cases:

(a) where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason; and

(b) where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure, as notified vide CCS (RP) Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules”.

(2) Composition: 

There will be two levels of Anomaly Committees, National and Departmental, consisting of representatives of the Official Side and the Staff Side of the National Council and the Departmental Council respectively.

(3) The Departmental Anomaly Committee may be chaired by the Additional Secretary (Admn.) or the Joint Secretary (Admn.), if there is no post of Additional Secretary (Admn.). Financial Adviser of the Ministry / Department shall be one of the Member of the Departmental Anomaly Committee.

(4) The National Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies common to two or more Departments and in respect of common categories of employees. The Departmental Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies pertaining exclusively to the Department concerned and having no repercussions on the employees of another Ministry / Department in the opinion of the Financial Adviser.

(5) The Anomaly Committee shall receive anomalies through Secretary, Staff Side of respective Council upto six months from the date of its constitution and it will finally dispose of all the anomalies within a period of one year from the date of its constitution. Any recommendations of the Anomaly Committee to resolve the anomaly shall be subject to the approval of the Government.

(6) Cases where there is a dispute about the definition of “anomaly” and those where there is a disagreement between the Staff Side and the Official Side on the anomaly will be referred to and “Arbitrator” to be appointed out of a panel of names proposed by the two sides. However, this arbitration will not be a part of the JCM Scheme.

(7) The Arbitrator so appointed shall consider the disputed cases arising in the Anomaly Committees at the National as well as Department level.

(8) Orders regarding appointment of the Arbitrator and constitution of Anomaly Committee at National Level will be issued separately. All Ministries / Departments are accordingly requested to take urgent action to set up the Anomaly Committees for settlement of anomalies arising out of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, as stipulated above.

(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary 


Tuesday 16 August 2016

Latest position of LGO result

   "In this connection , this is to intimate that key of the above examination has been revised as per the intimation given by the designated Circle i.e A.P circle, Hyderabad. Consequent upon receipt of revised & corrected key the answer sheets are required to reevaluated again and also the result is to be modified/declared afresh."

Thursday 11 August 2016

Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR as per 7th CPC recommendations:-





ANSWERED ON 04.08.2016

Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR

2087 Shri Rajeev Shukla 

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :- 

(a) whether there is any proposal to introduce any mechanism to review the performance outcome of Government officials and to change the criteria for benchmarking of Annual Confidential Report (ACR); and

(b) if so, the details thereof and whether this would be implemented along with implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission?


Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) & (b): The Government of India has accepted the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission with regard to Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme and withholding of annual increments as under:-

(i) Benchmarking for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’.

(ii) Withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees, who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular Promotion within the first 20 years of service.

Tuesday 9 August 2016

Cabinet to decide on allowances under Pay Commission: Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet will take a decision on the suggestions of a special committee which has been set up to look into the provision of allowances under the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. 

Replying to a question on the pay commission in Rajya Sabha, the minister said the government has decided that the recommendations on allowances, other than dearness allowance, will be examined by a committee headed by Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare among others as its members. 

Monday 8 August 2016

Posting order of postmaster cadre grade III

Postmaster gr lll posting order of West Bengal Circle

Bireswar  pal -Kaighatechhilo
Samir Halder -Jadavpur
Bhaskar Datta- bhelgharia
Anupam podder-kalyani
Anup bhatcharjee-hatkhola
Nitai...-Bhawan I purchased
Ramesh -l. R. Sarani
Viekananda..-B n pur
Pranata  bag-kriahnanagar
Dilip halder -new alipur
Gautam nandi -basirhat
Sasswata dutta -baliganj
Ramesh -r.r. sarani
Subhendu talukdar -belgachia
Avijit  kundu -kakurgachi
Saumitra Chakraborty -entali
Pradip Chakraborty -dum dum
Arun bal -kalakar Street
Himansu modak- rasbihari
Soumitra deb -ciecus avenue
Avijit Chakraborty -sarat bose Rd

Saturday 6 August 2016

55882 Vacant Posts in India Post - Answered in Loksabha






Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state: (a) whether there is shortage of manpower in India Post;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether India Post is likely to create thousands of job opportunities in future;

(d) if so, the details thereof; and

(e) the action taken by the Government to fill the vacant posts?



(a)& {b) Group-wise vacancy position is as under:-

Group Vacancy Position
Group "A" 82
Group "B" 227
Group "B" Non-Gazetted 3702
Group "C" 51871
Total 55882

(c) to (e) Filling up of such vacancies is an on-going process in the Department as per the provisions contained in the Recruitment Rules of each cadre. In 2015, 5205 direct recruitment vacancies of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PAISA}, 67 vacancies of Inspector Posts and 165 vacancies of Stenographer Grade 'C' and 'D' were intimated to Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

For the year 2016, 3281 vacancies of PAISA, 97 vacancies of Inspector Posts and 142 vacancies of Stenographer 'C' and 'D' have been intimated to SSC for conducting examination.

Friday 5 August 2016

Minimum and Maximum of 7th CPC Pension effect from 1.1.2016

The minimum pension with effect from 01.01.2016 will be Rs. 9000/- per month (excluding the element of additional pension to old pensioners). The upper ceiling on pension/family pension will be 50% and 30% respectively of the highest pay in the Government (The highest pay in the Government is Rs. 2,50,000 with effect from 01.01.2016).

Order of Pension revision as recommended by 7th CPC

Wednesday 3 August 2016


As the 7th Pay commission recommendations will be implemented with effect from 1.1.2016, the AICPIN average of 2015 will be the Base Index for calculation of DA for 7th Pay Commission

So formula for Calculation of DA in 7th Pay Commission is
= (12 months Average of AICPIN -261.4) divided by 261.4 multiply by 100
=[(263+264+266+269+270+269+269+267+268+271+275+277)/12]- (261.4)X100/261.4
= 2.91 %

Since 7th Pay Commission  (New Formula)MonthAll India Index% of IncreaseJan-162690.48Feb-162670.93Mar-162681.38Apr-162711.86May-162752.4Jun-162772.91

The first meeting of the Finance Secretary-led committee appointed to look into the allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is scheduled this week