Thursday, May 31, 2012

Clarification dated 31.05.12 on Children Education Allowance

".....Subsequent to clarifications issued vide O.M. No.12011/3/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 11.11.2008 and O.M. No.12011/08/2010-Estt.(AL) dated 30.12.2010, on the captioned subject, references have been received on (i) definition of the term "station" and (ii) admissibility of Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance in respect of children pursuing diploma/certificate courses from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, after passing 10th  standard. ...."
View The Clarification No.12011/07/2011-Estt.(AL) Dated 31.05.12

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

West Bengal warns pay cut for Bandh absence

West Bengal government today issued a circular warning government employees of pay-cut in the event of absence from duty on May 31 when the BJP-led NDA has called a 'Bharat bandh' to protest the petrol price hike.
According to a circular issued by Chief Secretary, no leave will be granted for employees on 31st May and absentees without proper specific reason will have to face the pay cut.
The Govt. has taken similar action of government employees who were absent during the February 28 countrywide general strike called by left trade unions.
Source : The Telegraph.


Sibal advocates higher pay ,uniformity in salaries for teachers

Expressing concern over the “poor quality” of teachers, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday said they needed to be paid more to ensure quality education — a point that was well received by the teaching fraternity. Some teachers also felt that low salaries were responsible for the coaching culture.

Monday, May 28, 2012

BEFI prepared charter of demand for Xth BPS for Clerks and Substaffs.

Draft Charter of Demands for 10th Bipartite Settlement

Scales of Pay
Basic Pay Scales should be restructured at the average price index for  the quarter July-September 2012 (1960 = 100) with 30% increase for the first stage  in case of clerical staff and there after gradually increasing this to 35%, maintaining the 1st to 20th stage increase at about 1:2.8 times . In respect of the subordinate staff, 
the loading of 30% at the first stage and then gradually and uniformly increasing to 35% at the last stage  to maintain the ratio of 1:2 or more.
Fitment: Stage to stage basis. 

The draft charter so prepared will be placed before the General Council meeting of the Federation slated for 3rd and 4th of July 2012 in Mumbai. 
View the Full Draft Charter of Demand (From BEFI site)



Bank Unions want 9th bipartite issues to be resolved before new negotiation


The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) wants pending residual issues of 9th bipartite to be resolved before the commencement to the 10th bipartite negotiations.
The issues are compassionate appointment scheme, improvements to staff loans, regulated working hours and five-day week.
“We oppose unilateral imposition of Khandelwal Committee recommendations, aiming at deunionisation in the banking industry,’’ said a note signed by Mr G.D. Nadaf, the Convenor of UFBU.
He said that the UFBU opposed the move to close rural branches and said that if this issue is not resolved, it would organise a two-day strike in July.

Details of Air India Board Meeting on 28th May


The board of national carrier Air India met on Monday to discuss the standoff between the airline management and pilots who have been on strike for the last 21 days, forcing the airline to curtail some of its international operations. Here are the top 10 developments.

Compassionate appointments not a matter of right: Supreme Court


Appointments in government offices on compassionate grounds cannot be claimed as a right and they are permissible only in genuine cases as per rules, else it would violate the Constitution, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

GPF interest rate raised again for F.Y. 2012-13

Govt. has hiked GPF interest rate again for the F.Y. 2012-13. With effect from 1st April 2012, the rate will be 8.8%. It is applicable for General Provident Fund and 10 other similar provident funds managed by Govt. of India.
 The interest rate on such funds was 8.6 per cent during December 2011-March 2012 period, while it was 8 per cent for April-November 2011. This move will benefit millions of Govt. employee.
View the Gazette Notification Dated 22nd May 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New clarification on Children Education Allowance

It is clarified by DOPT vide O.M. dated 23.05.2012 that any fee charged by the schools for teaching through audio visual media/appliances is reimbursable. It is also stated that any fee charged for any aid or appliances used is reimbursable  as "fee"
View the O.M. No.12011/07/2011-Estt.(AL) Dtd. 23.05.2012

Kerala hikes Dearness Allowance for Govt. employees, teachers


The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to sanction an additional installment of dearness allowance (seven per cent) to the government employees and teachers of Kerala.
The dearness allowance will be paid with effect from January 2012 as in the case of Central Government employees.

J & K employees heading to "Pen Down" stike


Employees are demanding enhancement in retirement age from 58 to 60 years, payment of pending 6th pay commission arrears, removal of pay anomalies, regularisation of daily wagers and contractual employees, JCC member Subhash Verma told reporters.

J & K employees heading to "Pen Down" stike


Employees are demanding enhancement in retirement age from 58 to 60 years, payment of pending 6th pay commission arrears, removal of pay anomalies, regularisation of daily wagers and contractual employees, JCC member Subhash Verma told reporters.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

West Bengal employees agitate, fast for Dearness Allowance

While the new state Govt. is celebrating it's first anniversary, employees are not in a jubilant mood. The CM though promised to sit with the employees once in a month to address their problems, no such meeting took place in the last nine months. The main and foremost concern of the staffers are regarding D.A. State Govt. has increased D.A. @10% from January this year and the gap with central D.A came down to 13%. But with the Central Govt. announcement of another 7% hike from 1st Jan 12 the difference shoot up to 20%. This makes a huge difference of the take home pay of the employees, sometimes in thousands depending upon the pay scale. Another 21 states have also followed central suit. INTUC affiliated Confederation of State Govt. Employees declared agitation in near future while another organization "Unity Forum" started "fast to death" in front of the finance ministry office demanding immediate release of D.A.
Finance ministry source however denied any possibility of releasing D.A. at this crucial juncture where it has been difficult to arrange timely pay and pension.
With inputs from Anandabazar Patrika.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Maharashtra teachers called of strike

The Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (MFUCTO) on Friday withdrew their agitation and called-off their indefinite strike after the government assured that their demands would be fulfilled by June.

Karnataka increased D.A. for Teaching Staff of UGC/ICR/AICTE scales


ORDER NO FD 19 SRP 2012 , BANGALORE, DATED 17TH MAY 2012
Vide the above mentioned order, the Govt. has increased the D.A. for teaching staff who are on 2006 Revised UGC/ICR/AICTE scales and Judicial Officers officers on FNJPC pay scales, @7% w.e.f 01.01.2012.
With this the total D.A. stands to 65%. The arrear amont to be paid in cash.
View the Order

New health insurance scheme for central employees needs planning commission approval


There is a proposal for introduction of a health insurance scheme for the central government employees and pensioners on pan-India basis, with special focus on pensioners living in non-CGHS areas. The proposal is to make this scheme voluntary cum contributory for serving employees & pensioners.  However, it is proposed to be made compulsory for the new entrants in Government service.

Friday, May 18, 2012

PM calls all party meeting for SC/ST reservation in promotion

With quota politics hotting up, PrimeMinister Manmohan Singh has called an all-party meeting May 23 to discuss the way forward on giving reservations to the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST) in job promotions, an issue mired in controversy, sources said Friday.
(This news has been taken from http://tkbsen.com/.
We regret that we missed the mention of source in this post. It was totally unintentional and we do apologize for the omission)

Gujarat to release fourth installment of pay commission arrear

 Gujarat Government will disburse the fourth installment of the difference in salary and recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission during the financial year 2012-13 in cash to 8.20-lakh present and retired government employees, Chief Minister Narendra Modi declared today (17/05/2012)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

F,M, assures to resolve IDBI wage issue

 Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said he would make efforts to resolve the issue of wage revision in IDBI as soon as the current session of Parliament is over.

Mukherjee gave the assurance in the Lok Sabha while responding to a Calling Attention motion by Basudeb Acharia (CPI-M) on the situation arising out of non-implementation of wage revision in the bank.

One Rank One Pension for Army : Anomalies sent to ministry

 Army Chief General VK Singh on Wednesday said that the anomalies concerning the ex-servicemen which emerged after implementation of the sixth pay commission recommendations have been sent to the Defence Ministry for their quick redressal. 
The issue of One Rank-One Pension is under consideration of the Government, General Singh said this addressing an ex-servicemen rally held at village Palda in this district of Jhajhar in Haryana.

Maharashtra Govt. compromised, teachers to decide on friday about the future course

As college and university teachers intensified their agitation on Wednesday, the state government swung into action and drew up a detailed plan on when their demands would be met. The state also promised to bring up the matter before the cabinet within a week. Yet, the final call on whether the strike would be called off will be taken on Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bank employees to go on two days' strike in July


About 10 lakh bank employees and officers plan to go on a two-day all-India strike in July this year. The United Forum of Bank Unions has decided to observe a two-day all-India strike during the monsoon session of Parliament in July, said Mr G.D. Nadaf, Convenor, UFBU, in a press release.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

J&K employees' demand under consideration : C.M.

Days after dissenting employees threatened to dislodge his government, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said the demand for enhancement of their retirement age was under consideration.

Karnataka announced D.A. with effect from January 2012

"Govemment are pleased to sanction increase in the rates of  Dearness Allowance payable in  the 2007 pay  scales from  the  existing 69.57% to  76.75% of  the basic pay to  the  State Government employees with  effect from  lst  January  2012 and  upto 31st  March  2012. The  Dearness Allowance of  76.75% admissible with  effect  from1st  January 2012 is merged with basic pay in the 2012 revised pay' scales with effect from 1st April 2012......."
View the Order Dated 14th May 2012
View the D.A. hike order for pensioners (17.05.12)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Delhi High Court ordered parity of salary of private and Govt. aided schools

The teachers of unaided private schools are entitled to same pay and emoluments as those of government schools, the Delhi high court has held. Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw upheld the singlejudge’s order directing Rukmini Devi Jaipuria School, Rajpura Road, to pay arrears of salary to its teachers with effect from January one, 1996.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Central D.A. from July 2012 ? We guess it for you !!

We all know that D.A is calculated on the average of AICPIN data for the last 12 months. The formula for calculating the D.A is Dearness Allowance = (Avg of AICPI for the past 12 months - 115.76)X100/115.76
We have data published by Labour Bureau, Govt. of India for Jan, Feb and march 2012 which stands at 198, 199, 201 respectively. So in order to calculate D.A. from July 2012 , data for three months (Apr, May, June'12) is required. Assuming the data is more or less same (in the range of 201(+/-) 2, for the following months, 6% rise in D.A. may be predicted. With this hike , total D.A. is likely to be 71% of Basic Pay with effect from July 2012.
It may kindly be noted that it is only an assumption based on the current trend.

Kerala nurses likely to get interim wage relief


Nurses in the state may get an interim wage relief till the government takes a decision on the recommendations of the Dr Balaraman committee or implements the next pay revision before 2014.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Current status of Khandelwal Committee Report for Banks

Government constituted a Committee on Human Resources issues of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) under the Chairmanship of Dr. A.K. Khandelwal, who has submitted its report. The Committee made 105 recommendations on matters related to Manpower and Recruitment Planning, Training, Career Planning, Performance Management, Reward Management, Succession Planning and Leadership Development, Motivation, Professionalisation of HR, Wages, Service Conditions and Welfare, etc. As 49 recommendations required further deliberations, the remaining 56 recommendations were forwarded to PSBs with the request that an HR Plan for each Bank be prepared and got approved by the respective Board of Directors. The representatives of Workmen Union/ Officer Association are on the Board of Directors of the Bank where a decision on various recommendations is taken. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

Source : PIB Press Release

Maharashtra teachers continue agitation and boycott evaluation despite Govt. threat

The impasse between the teachers on strike and the state government is set to continue, with the teachers deciding to continue the agitation in spite of Higher and Technical Education Minister Rajesh Tope sounding a warning that action will be initiated on Friday.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Maharashtra teachers stir likely to end.

State gives college teachers Friday ultimatum, agrees to some demands.

he state on Wednesday accepted some key demands of degree college teachers who have been on strike, refusing to assess examination papers, and expected them to resume work from Friday, failing which action will be initiated against them.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Air Travel on LTC by Govt. employees : A sum up. View latest Air India Fare.

Journey by Air Travel while availing LTC, stipulating that the orders insisting to travel by Air India only.
Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers (Gazetted and Non-Gazetted) are entitled to travel by Air to NER on LTC.
Other employees are entitled to travel by Air to NER from Guwahati or Kolkata airport only. ( This offer is extended upto April 2014)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Govt. takes tough stand on Air India Pilot strike

Recent News
6 Air India office bearers and 4 pilots sacked
 Indian Pilots Guild derecognized
Air India management sends medical teams to houses of 'sick' pilots
Ajit Singh terms Air India pilots' strike illegal

IBA issues circular on D.A. hike for MAY, June, July 2012

Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the month of May,June & July,2012 under IX BPS/Joint Note dt.27.4.10 
View the Circular

Monday, May 7, 2012

West Bengal declared holiday on 8th May'12 under N.I.Act on account of Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore

NO CENTRAL HOLIDAY DECLARED SO FAR
Public Holiday on 8th May 2012 in West Bengal declared under N.I. Act. Bank, LIC to remain closed in the state tomorrow.
"Public Holiday on account of Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore on 8th May, 2012, Tuesday under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881)..."

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Guideline regarding transfer and promotion in Bank

It is reported that the following guidelines have been sent by Ministry of Finance vide letter dated 3rd May, 2012, to all PS Banks for implementation :-
 Taking into consideration the academic session and other relevant factors, it  has been decided that the process of regular transfer of officers is also completed at the  beginning of the year so that the staff is not put to undue inconvenience.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Karnataka issued order for revision of pension

ORDER NO. FD   81   PEN 2012  BANGALORE, DATED:  3rd MAY 2012.
Salient features of pensionary benefits :
Minimum Pension Rs 4800
Maximum Pension Rs 39,900
D.A. admissible as on 1.1.12 has been merged. Next D.A. will be due on 1.7.12
Amount of Gratuity enhanced to Rs 10 lakhs w.e.f. 01.04.2012

Karnataka employees to stage protest tomorrow over "inadequate and misleading" pay hike


Secretariat staff to stage protest tomorrow

After protests by Pre-University lecturers for a wage hike, the State Government faces another protest for a salary hike, this time by the employees of its Secretariat.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Punjab asks employees to file property returns

 To ensure clean, transparent and responsive governance in the state administration, the Punjab government has decided the filing of property returns by its employees mandatory.
 
A decision to this effect was taken by the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here in a meeting at Chief Minister’s Office this morning.

KV uniform gets NIFT makeover

Junking their 50-year-old navy blue and white uniform, 10 lakh students across 1,087 Kendriya Vidyalayas will don a designer uniform from this academic session. Checkered shirts with an interplay of red, white, grey and blue matched with grey bottoms, customised accessories, besides leggings and hooded sweatshirts for winter will be part of the makeover at the Central government-run schools.

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