Saturday, June 30, 2012

Air India salary : Cabinet to take decision


Aviation ministry is all set to take the approval of the cabinet on few key recommendations of the Dharmadhikari committee report. These recommendations are on pay parity and salary restructuring of Air India and Indian Airlines.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Probable Bank D.A. from August'12 : Update

Update : As per the latest information available with us, the hike may be 40 to 42 slabs
Expected D.A. for bank employees for August 2012
36 slabs increase ?
As all are aware,DA for Bank Employees are calculated based on average Consumer Price Index Numbers (Base 1960=100) for the months of April, May and June 2012.
 CPI(IW) for the month of April has been released already  which was  at  205  and  CPI figure for June will be released only on  last day of July.

PSU IDA (Including BSNL) to increase 4.8%

As speculated earlier PSU IDA will be increased @4.8% from 1st July 2012 on revised pay and pension.
Total IDA will be 61.5% (56.7% + 4.8%) 
The above calculation is based on AICPIN data for the month of May'12, released today. Kindly wait for the notification.

AICPIN for May 2012 released : Increased by 1 point

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100
CPI(IW) Base 2001=100 Monthly Index Letter – MAY 2012
ALL INDIA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX NUMBERS FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS
ON BASE 2001=100 FOR THE MONTH OF MAY, 2012
 All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of May, 2012 increased by 1 point and stood at 206 (two hundred six).

Andhra Pradesh hikes Dearness Allowance from January'12

Andhra Pradesh Government employees and pensioners will get a 6 per cent hike in their dearness allowance (DA) with effect from January this year.
The state Cabinet, that met here this evening after a gap of about three months under the chairmanship of Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, approved enhancement of DA from 35.9 per cent to 41.94 per cent.

Source : PTI

Bank Strike on 25th and 26th July 2012

 Employee unions of public sector banks have decided to call a two-day nationwide strike on July 25-26 to protest reforms in the banking sector and outsourcing of jobs, United Forum of Bank Unions convener G.D. Nadaf said. “About 10 lakh employees and officers will participate in the strike,” 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

IDA likely to shoot up nearly 5% from July 2012

As you know the Industrial DA from 01.04.2012 onwards are 56.7% (01.01.2007 scales) and 164.6% (01.01.1997 scales) respectively.With the AICPI for the months of March and April 2012, the projected figures are 61.2% (01.01.2007 scales) and 172.2% (01.01.1997 scales).Note : AICPI of one more month viz. May 2012 has to come. 
(Kindly note that it is only a calculation based on current trend. The above figures may vary accordingly.)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Air India pilots on hunger strike from tomorrow

 Upping the ante after their agitation entered the 47th day, Air India pilots today decided to start indefinite hunger-strike here from tomorrow to highlight their demands relating to career progression and other issues.
The Indian Pilots' Guild (IPG), which has been de- recognised by the airline management for leading the ongoing agitation, said a batch of ten of its members would begin the hunger-strike "to protest against discrimination and exploitation by the Air India Management".

Source : PTI

Friday, June 22, 2012

Punjab released 2nd installment of pay commission arrear

The Punjab government on Friday released the second installment of 30% pay arrears for its employees from January 1, 2006, to July 31, 2009.
Finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa said in Chandigarh that all heads of departments, commissioners of divisions, commissioners and registrar of Punjab and Haryana high court have been asked to promptly act in this regard.

He said that the second instalment, which is released, would be 30% of the total pay arrears and added that arrears were being released on the recommendation of Fifth Pay Commission.
Source : Hindusthan Times

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Punjab hikes 7% Dearness Allowance, at par with Central

The Punjab government on Wednesday increased the dearness allowance (DA) rate payable to its employees and pensioners by 7% , which will cost Rs. 744.48 crore to the state exchequer.  The DA rates have been hiked from 58% to 65% with effect from January 1, 2012.

Tripura hikes 5% D.A. w.e.f July 2012


Clearing all doubts, the state government today released five percent DA to the state government employees taking cumulative total release of DA over the revised pay to 35 percent. The council of ministers which met today approved the plan to hike in the DA keeping in mind of persistent demand by the government employees. The increase will come into effect from July 1, 2012. Even after the hike in DA, the difference between central government and state government employees stands at 30 percent.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PSU Banks' salary more than Pvt. Banks' : RBI

The average cost per employee for public sector banks has overtaken that of their private sector peers since FY11—a development that has emerged from data released by RBI on Tuesday. This has prompted RBI to raise issues of productivity. The central bank has warned that public sector banks are losing their cost advantages with per-employee expense of public sector banks today being 150% of their peers in the private sector. The central bank has said that an HR transformation is required to address the issue of lower productivity as there is competition for talented manpower.

Cable TV swithover in Metros : date extended


".....Therefore, keeping in view public interest and after intensive and extensive consultations, as well as written commitments from all the stakeholders, for fully implementing the regulations of TRAI, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has decided to modify the 30th June deadline for a complete switch over to 31st October 2012 for all four Metro Cities i.e Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata

All the TRAI regulations for DAS will come into effect from 01st November, 2012.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Download Kerala D.A. Order w.e.f 01.01.2012

Download D.A. order from July 2012
Government have issued orders revising the Dearness Allowance of employees with effect from 01/01/2012
Download The Order No, 323/2012/FIN Dated 04.06.2012

Karnataka raised maternity leave, leave encashment, notifies different allowances and T.A. entitlements

Click the links below to download the Order Dated 14.06.2012
Maternity leave has been increased to 180 days.  No.FD 4 SRS 2012,  
E.L. to be accumulated upto 300 days and will qualify for retirement benefit.  NO:FD  05  SRS 2012,
Entitlement of Travelling Allowances has been notified.  NO.  FD 3  SRS 2012,  
Certain Allowances have been increased.  FD 12 SRP 2012 (i) to (ix)

LTC to Jammu and Kashmir by Air : Relaxation extended

As informed earlier in this blog, Govt. has extended the relaxation to fly to J & K by air for all central Govt. employees for further two years with effect from 18th June 2012.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

BSNL strike deferred, 78.2% IDA fitment settled

Major demand of 78.2% IDA fitment settled. Strike deferred.
Click here to view the agreement with BSNL
Click here to view details from Union Circulation.
(Both links are provided above with courtesy of BSNL Employees Union (CHQ) 

Arunachal hikes D.A. but employees not happy over mode of disbursement


Instead of rejoicing the increased pay packet they were offered, it appears that a strong wave of dissatisfaction has gripped them!
Days after the State govt had hiked their dearness allowances (DA) by 7% – from existing 58% to 65% of their basic salary – at par with that of the Central govt employees, the State govt employees under the banner of Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) today said they were totally dissatisfied with the way of disbursing the hiked DA to them.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Uttarakhand hikes Dearness Allowance, minimum wages for workers

Uttarakhand today(11/06) increased the minimum wages to Rs 4,500 per month for workers and also hiked the Dearness Allowance (DA) of government employees to 65 per cent. "The government employees, who were getting DA at the rate of 58 per cent of the basic salary, would now get it at the rate of 65 per cent,"

Monday, June 11, 2012

Details of new uniform in Kendriya Vidyalayas

In 92nd meeting of Board of Governors (BOG) of KVS has approved the new pattern of uniform for KV students ,held on 18.05.2012.
Click here to view details

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Gujarat to recruit 50 thousand employee on fixed pay


The Gujarat government will be recruiting 50,000 employees for class III posts on fixed pay in the coming months. The govt. has asked all state departments to "immediately start recruiting".

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bank D.A. likely to rise sharply from August'12

With the CPI shoot up 91 points (Base Year 1960 = 100)  in April this year, the Bankers are expecting handsome rise in Dearness Allowance for Aug/Sep/Oct. We can calculate the actual increase only after getting the data for May and June which will be published on the last day of June and July respectively. But still, as we are being flooded away with queries from Bankers, it can be predicted a hefty rise of 5 to 6% provided the inflation sustains in the current level
As it is too early to do the guesswork, kindly wait for the updates which will be provided in due course.

No D.A. for Bengal employees at present, F.M. disappoints.

West Bengal employees are not likely to get any new Dearness Allowance in near future. They are already lagging behind 20% in respect of the Central and neighboring state Govt. employees.  W.B. Finance Minister yesterday expressed his inability to grant further installment of D.A. He was talking to the representative of the staff unions. Due to the current gloomy condition of state economy, the remaining part of pay commission arrears  also can not be disbursed now, said the union representatives, quoting the F.M. 
The centre is likely to announce fresh installment of D.A. @7% with effect from 1st July current year , the differences is going to soar up 27%.
In the time of high price rise and inflation, the employees find it very difficult to manage their livelihood without the Dearness Allowance and the Congress led association threatens agitation.  The CPI(M) influenced Co ordination Committee, the largest association of the state Govt. employees was not invited in this meeting.
(With inputs from Anandabazar Patrika)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Jammu & Kashmir - LTC by air : may be extended

Relaxation for LTC travel by air to visit Jammu and Kashmir may be extended
The Central Government Employees had a great Opportunity to visit Jammu and Kashmir by Air through conversion of Home Town LTC. The family members of Central Government Servants, who visited this beautiful state which is named after the Heaven of Earth, enjoyed it very much as it was a wonderful Experience for them. All the dependents  of the Central Government Employees were excited for not only visiting this state, but the mode of journey they were entitled from their duty station or from Delhi/Amritsar to go to this lovely state is an experience like a dream come true.

Bihar University staff to get sixth pay scale


Bihar government has decided in principle to give university non-teaching staff a revised pay scale on the basis of Sixth Pay Commission report. The Human Resource Department had constituted a high-level fitment committee to make draft of the proposal. The proposal is now ready with the committee.
The committee has made three demands: pay revision as per sixth pay commission to all non-teaching staff of five Bihar universities, to provide ACP benefit with fifth pay commission and MACP benefit with the sixth pay commission.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pension bill deferred, not discussed in cabinet

The Pension Bill, which was expected to be discussed in the cabinet meet today, has been deferred. The bill, awaiting clearance on three amendments, was not brought before the cabinet today.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Govt. likely to go ahead with pension bill in the next loksabha session

Seeking to dispel the impression of policy inaction, the government is likely to give a push to pension sector reform by approving changes in the proposed PFRDA Bill so that it can be taken up by Parliament for the passage in the Monsoon session next month.

The government may incorporate a proposal in the PFRDA Bill to ensure assured returns to pension fund subscribers, sources said, adding that this would be in line with the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance.

West Bengal extends summer vacation in schools

Due to abnormal heat wave present in many part of the state, Govt. has decided to extend the on going summer vacation upto 17.06.2012. The extended vacation will be subsequently adjusted to make up any loss in the academic calender. It is also clarified that the extension may be enjoyed only by the students, while all secondary and higher secondary school offices to remain open to ensure that the admission process in higher secondary institutions remain unaffected.
View the Govt. Order

Tripura employees to get paternity leave

Would-be fathers, who are Tripura government employees, will now get seven days' paid paternity leave. 

Govt extends austerity drive to autonomous bodies

Carrying forward its austerity drive to contain expenditure, the government on Tuesday restrained autonomous bodies including IITs, IIMs and universities from creating new posts and holding meetings in five-star hotels. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

University and college teachers' arrears : HRD moves positive

Varsity dues and age norm delinked

The Union human resource development ministry has dropped a key condition for clearing four-year arrears of teachers in colleges and universities run by state governments.
If the Union cabinet clears the proposal, around 4 lakh teachers across the country stand to gain from the ministry’s change of stand.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Central D.A. from July'12 may be 7% again.

Subject to AICIN data for the next two months remaining in the current level, the following assumption is being made.
The AICPIN data for April 12 has been recently published. It rises to 4 points and reached 205. We know that D.A. is calculated on the basis for 12 months average. To calculate the D.A. payable from 1st July 2012, we need the figures of May and June 2012 which are to be released on 30.06.12 and 31.07.12 respectively. If the data remains for the next two months in the same level, i.e. 205, the hike will be 7%. Even if it marginally drops  1 point in any of the months, the rise will be still 7% which will take the total D.A. to 72%.
Considering the latest hike in petrol price, it is unlikely that the index may drop in the next months. So we can guess the next D.A. hike @7%, revising our previous guess work.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Govt set up panel to implement Dharmadhikari report for Air India staff

Government today announced the setting up of a panel to implement the Dharmadhikari Committee Report on issues relating integration of erstwhile Air India and Indian Airlines employees including pay, allowances and career progression structure.

Govt. cuts expenditure, bans post creation, restricts foreign travel

Austerity measures have been announced by the Finance Ministry to tackle the present economic scenario and better use of Govt. resources.
In this measure a blanket ban has been announced in any post creation and meetings and conferences in five star hotels. No new car can be purchased. Foreign travel should be restricted to minimum with small team. All ministries and departments are asked to cut their non plan expenditure a mandatory 10%.
View the Details in O.M. Dated 31.05.2012

AICPIN data for the month of April 2012 released, D.A. may reach 7% again !

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of April, 2012
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of April, 2012 increased by 4 points and stood at 205 (two hundred five).
Dearness Allowance payable with effect from 1st July, 2012 may reach to 7% if this trend continues for the next two months. We will analyze it in detail later on.

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