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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Railway constitutes committee to formulate a comprehensive transfer policy

The railway board has constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Member Staff with Secretary to Board as co-Chairman to formulate a Comprehensive transfer policy starting from the lowest level up to various posts in Board. ...

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Hyundai to offer upto 30,000/- off for Govt. staff.

Hyundai Motor India has started a scheme to give central and state government employees a discount on purchase of its vehicles.

Under the scheme, named 'Pride of India', government employees will be entitled to a benefit of up to Rs. 30,000 depending on the model purchased, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) said in a statement. ....
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DoPT initiatives to boost morale of employees

Best Practices / New Initiatives introduced by the Department of Personnel & Training to boost morale and effective functioning of the employees of the Department - Regarding: 

During the year 2013-2014, the Department of Personnel & Training has introduced the following new initiatives to boost the morale of its employees and to give a fillip to their effective functioning: - ....

Govt. considering higer IT exemption for women

Government is considering higher income tax exemption limit for women in the budget for 2014-15.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley is restructuring tax slabs and is thus set to approve a proposal to raise the tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh from existing Rs 2 lakh.....

ACR / APAR to be destroyed after five years of retirement

In order to ensure clean working space, the government today decided to weed out confidential reports of select categories of retired employees after normal retention period of about five years. ....

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pay Structures for 7th Pay Commission proposed at NC JCM Staff Side

NFIR has published in its website the proposed Pay Structures for 7th Pay Commission as discussed at the internal meeting of NC JCM Staff Side. This is not the final structure to be suggested by the NC JCM Staff Side.PROPOSED PAY SCALESOPTION No. 1POSTIV CPCV CPCVI CPCRatio between theminimum in 5th CPCand the ProposedMinimum wage. By considering gradual decrease in multiple factor to ensure ratio....

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

IRTSA on Determination of Pay and Minimum & Maximum Wages for 7th CPC

To examine, review, evolve and recommend

changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances and other facilities / benefits, in cash or kind, having regard to rationalization and simplification therein as well as the specialized needs of various Departments, agencies and services, in respect of the following categories of employees:-

 i. Central Government employees-industrial and non- industrial;

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BPMS agitation from 07th to 12th July, 2014 for DA merger, scraping NPS etc.

The Central Executive Committee of Government Employees National Confederation (GENC) held on 11.06.2014 at BMS Office, Paharganj, New Delhi that all the constituent Federations of GENC will observe an Agitation Programme throughout the country from 07th July, 2014 to 12th July, 2014 in protest/demands of various prevailing National Issues.....

Friday, June 20, 2014

NC(JCM) to FM : Hike IT exemption to 5 Lakhs, Merge DA, Scrap NPS, Funds in Interim Relief

The National Council (Staff Side)Joint Consultative Machinery(JCM) Secretary has writen to Finance Minister on important major issues of Central Govt Employees as part of the Pre-Budget Consultation. The demands include raising of the IT exemption to 5 Lakh, DA merger, scraping NPS, interim relief etc. The copy of the letter is given below.....

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Govt. Issues New Guidelines to Check Delay in Pensions

An employee can now send an undertaking directly to the bank to ensure quick disbursal of pension in his or her account, according to the new guidelines by the government. ....

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LTC by air to Jammu and Kashmir and North East extended by two years

The Union Ministry for Tourism today extended by another two years a proposal to grant Leave Travel Concession (LTC) to Jammu and Kashmir and North East by air. Though the scheme, which was earlier extended was to expire yesterday, the state government had requested the Union Ministry of Personnel and Training to extend the benefits for another two years. The move will allow all categories of cent....

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

BPMS demands CGEGIS up to Rs.10 Lakh, DA merger etc.

BPMS leaders Sri V L Nawade , Sadhu Singh, Mukesh Singh & Virendar Sharma met Finance & Defense Minister Arun Jaitley. They had discussion on various issues and the details are as published in their website is given belowBHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)N....

DAPWA demands One Rank One Pension for civil pensioners also

Defense Accounts Pensioners Welfare Association have submitted a memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission on various matters as pet the questionnaire. Among the demands is the "One Rank One Pension" for the civilian employees too. It says "One Rank One Pension to all retirees is now a constitutional requirement to ensure economic equality and 7th CPC should take a lead to undo the injustice do....

Friday, June 13, 2014

IT exemption likely to be raised from 2 lakhs to 5 lakhs.

There are reports that government is likely to raise the income tax exemption limit from existing 2 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs. The government is also considering raising the tax exemption limit on home loans and health insurance premium. The health insurance premium could be raised by Rs 5,000. The income tax exemption limit hike was one of the most anticipa....

Employees to Get Pension Payment Order on Retirement Day

The Union minister Jitendra Singh have informed that the government has decided to give pension payment order to employees on the day of their retirement. He added that the goal is to ensure 100 per cent payment of all retirement dues and the delivery of pension payment order to retiring employees on the day of retirement itself. The Minister was addressing the state secretaries (pension) in Delhi....

No formal proposal for changes in the working hours.

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi setting a hectic pace for his ministers, babudom is abuzz with talk of a possible review of working hours for central government offices as well.Though department of personnel and training (DoPT) officials on Wednesday said no formal proposal for longer working hours or a return to six-day week had been moved, they felt that given that most ministers were keeping ....

Govt. approves EPF ceiling of Rs. 15000/- and minimum pension of Rs. 1000/-

Employees earning upto Rs 15,000 a month will soon come under the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) net, with the Narendra Modi government approving a hike in the threshold for mandatory PF savings from Rs 6,500 a month to Rs 15,000....

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

One Rank, One Pension as priority referred in President's address

The issue of One Rank, One Pension found mentioned in the President Pranab Mukherjee’s Address to Parliament on Monday, that conveyed the BJP-led NDA Government's policy. "Minimum-Government Maximum Governance" "Skill, Scale & Speed" and "Effective Lok Pal" ore the other key terms that got mentioned in the speachThe President’s address recalled services rendered by the soldiers and retired def....

Department of Personnel and Training mulls incentive plans for ministries, departments

With the Narendra Modi regime pitching for corporate work-culture in government departments, the department of personnel and training (DoPT) may soon write to all Central ministries and departments to incentivise efficient workers by naming their respective best employee of the month, organizing "off-site retreats" for the staff and facilitating their direct interface with the departmental head fr....

Monday, June 9, 2014

FM to give due consideration to charter of demand including DA merger

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that the Government will give due consideration to the Ten Point Joint Charter of Demands including proper allocation of funds for merger of dearness allowance and interim relief, given by the Central Trade Unions while formulating the budgetary proposals. The participating Central Trade Unions gave a joint memorandum to the Finance Minister for hi....

Sunday, June 8, 2014

EPFO likely to offer 9% interest for FY 2014-2015

Retirement fund body EPFO is likely to provide nine per cent rate of interest on PF deposits for the current fiscal. The interest rate in 2013-14 was 8.75 per cent. The improved market conditions, especially after the formation ...
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Child Care Leave - Requirement of minimum 15 days removed

The department of personnel and training  (DoPT) have issed an order which states that the women employees of the Central government can now avail of child care leave (CCL) for less than 15 days at a stretch to attend to their children's needs including examinations and sickness. Read the order : DoPT clarification on Child Care LeaveEarlier there was a condition that the CCL can be....

Opinion : Why Arun Jaitley Should Cut Income Tax

Mr Jaitley is now the country's finance minister and in a month's time he would be delivering his first budget, which many hope would ease tax burden on the salaried class.
Here are the reasons why Mr Jaitley should rationalize income tax structure in India. .....

PM's meeting with Secretaries of the Government of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met the secretaries of all the government departments collectively and said that he was accessible to all officers. He encouraged them to approach him with their inputs and ideas to make the government people friendly. Such a meeting has taken place after more than eight years.....

NC JCM Memorandum to 7th CPC on DA merger and Interim Relief

We solicit the kind reference of the 7th during the informal interaction the staff side of the National Council had with the Commission on 28.5.2014, when we inter alia raised the issue of merger of Dearness ...
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April CPI-IW at 242; DA hike from July 2014 likely at 7%

All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers For Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for April, 2014 has been announced by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment. The index now stands at 242, a rise of 3 points over the last month. The last month saw an increase of one point from the previous month.

With this, the figures are becoming more clear for the dearness allowance hike  ....
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NFIR urges 7th CPC for Interim Report recommending DA merger

We express our sincere gratitude to the 7th CPC for extending invitation to the NFIR to take part in the inter-action meeting. As this being the first meeting of preliminary inter-action nature. NFIR submits certain facts briefly for appreciation. The Federation would, however submit detailed memorandum separately on various issues as well as the proposed pay structure for Railwaymen/ Women and the need for upward revision .......
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Feedback of AIRF’s Preliminary Meeting held with the VII CPC

On the invitation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission for having Preliminary Interaction with All India
Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF), a delegation of the AIRF, comprising of Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary AIRF, Com. Rakhal ....
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