Saturday, April 29, 2017

Govt. Press Release on allowance report

The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. 

Lavasa panel suggests changes in allowances, Govt Press release confirmed it.

The Lavasa Committee has suggested modifications in some allowances applicable universally to all employees and also for those in specific categories, including railways and defence, after examining the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on Allowances, which was constituted by the government to examine the Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations on allowances, had submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday.
"Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as railwaymen, postal employees, scientists, defence forces personnel, doctors, nurses etc," the finance ministry said in a statement today.
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Friday, April 28, 2017

"Allowance committee kept HRA unchanged - 30/20/10 percent" -Sources

The 10-month long wait of central government employees and pensioners for allowances is about to end as the Narendra Modi government is expected to  announce a maximum HRA hike of up to 178 percent for them soon.
A high-level committee headed by the Finance Secretary, Ashok Lavasa, on Thursday submitted its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
If sources are to be believed, the committee on allowances has given its view in favour of employees by recommending against altering the existing HRA rates.
One of the major concerns for employees was the Seventh Pay Commission recommendation, regarding decrease in house rent allowance (HRA) by 2-6 percent depending on type of cities.
The report will now be examined by the empowered committee of secretaries and following that it will be placed before the Cabinet.

West Bengal declared holiday on 10th May for Buddha Purnima under NI Act

"In partial modification of this Department Notification No.1116-F[P2] dated 22.02.2017 read with Notification No. 5606-F(P2) dated 27.10.2016 the Governor is pleased to declare 10th May, 2017(Wednesday), as a Public holiday on account of 'BUDDHA PURNIMA' under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881."
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Fitment Committee likely to submit report to Odisha govt today

With the extended deadline for submission of the report by the Fitment Committee for implementation of the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission for Odisha government employees ending today, the latter are hopeful that the panel would submit its draft report to the government tomorrow which would bring good tidings for them.
The Fitment Committee is likely to meet tomorrow to finalize on its draft report.
“We have identified the issues connected to HR, management and all. We have identified some issue also. It’s a process. We have already had a meeting recently. We are planning to have a meeting tomorrow also. Future course of action you will come to know when we do it,” said R Balakrishna Development Commissioner and Chairman of the Fitment Committee.
Following acceptance of the draft report of the Fitment Committee by the Cabinet, employees will receive hiked salary.

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