Friday, October 31, 2014

Bank D.A. for Nov'14 onward : Hike of 49 slabs.

Consequent upon the release of All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial workers(AICPIN)  Base Year 2001=100 for the month of September’14. by the Ministry of Labour and Employment to day,which stood at 253 points without any change   while compared to August figure,the  confirmed average AICPIN(IW) Base 1960=100  for the quarter will be as follows:
MonthsCPI BaseBase
2001=1001960=100
_____________________________________________
July'14.2525752.13
Aug2535774.95
Sept2535774.95
Total17302.03
Average5767.34
Less merged points(9th BPS)2836
2931.34
Slabs732.84732
Old slab683
Increase 49 
New DA %109.80%
                                     
Submitted by Mohan.P

No Change in CPI(IW) Number for Sep'14

 Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers - CPI(IW) stood at the same position as in Aug'14.
The Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers remains unchanged as 253 for September 2014.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Central Govt. again on austerity measure

Ministry of Finance issued an O.M. regarding compliance of economic measures in Govt. expenditures. In this O.M., stress has been given to Reduction in non-plan expenditure, restricting seminars and conferences, ban on purchase of vehicles, observe economy in domestic and international travel, check in creation of new posts etc.
Click here for the O.M. dated 29.10.2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

List of Govt. holidays in West Bengal for 2015

The state Govt., though lagging far behind in disbursing D.A. to it's employees, it is generous enough in case of holidays. The state employees can never complain about holidays as it is granted more than enough. We don't have the country wide statistics in this regard but there is hardly any state in India which can be compared as number of holidays are concerned. There are as many as 30 holidays in the coming year where the central employees have to be satisfied with 17 only.
Click here for the list of holidays in 2015.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Training for every Central Govt. employee

 Citing importance of Knowledge-Skill and Attitude (KSA) in employees for citizen-centric governance, the government today directed all ministries to hold in-house weekly Training of their Personnel “immediately” to help them perform their work efficiently.
The move comes following a direction from Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, who has emphasised on providing regular training of government employees during a presentation made by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
The objective of the hour-long in-house weekly training is to provide training to all employees of the ministry or department on a regular basis without dislocating their work, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in its Office Memorandum F.NO.T-17/A/2014-CTP(CSS) dated October 17, 2014.
Click here for the Office Memorandum

U'khand govt staff to get 7 % hike in DA, Diwali bonus

The HarishRawat government on Saturday decided to provide 7% hike in the dearness allowance (DA) to its employees. Besides, the Congress-led government would also provide bonus to the employees before Diwali in all 13 districts of the state. 

This move has brought relief to over 30,000 state government employees. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Govt. deregulates diesel, price cut by Rs 3.37 a litre

Flash : In a much-awaited reform move, the central government on Saturday deregulated diesel prices, a move that will result in a price cut of Rs. 3.37 a litre with effect from midnight. Finance minister Arun Jaitely said the Cabinet in its meeting on Saturday decided to deregulate or free diesel prices. Retail rates will now reflect international movement in oil prices.

As a result, rates will be cut by Rs. 3.37 a litre with effect from midnight tonight (Saturday).

Bank and LIC employees meet Finance Minister on wage issue, get assurance

New Delhi, Oct 18 (PTI) Representatives of bank employees, accompanied by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, today took the issue of early settlement of their wage revision to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who assured them that the matter would be expedited.
Javadekar, who earlier worked as bank employees before actively getting into the politics, said the wage revision of public sector bank employees has been due since November 2012.

He also led a separate delegation of LIC employees to the Finance Minister to press the demand for justice for LIC employees and officers whose wage negotiations have altered.
Click here for details in Business Standard

PM assured one rank one pension for soldiers

P.M. assured army men of OROP in the combined commanders conference held in New Delhi on 17th October 2014.
"Prime Minister also mentioned that he attached the highest priority to the welfare of Armed Forces personnel, both during and after their service careers. He assured the Commanders that he would do everything to fulfill the promises made on One Rank One Pension; improving service conditions; and, creating better safety nets and opportunities for services after retirement."
Click here for full text of his speech.

Friday, October 17, 2014

MP hiked 7% D.A., issued order

Madhya Pradesh Govt. announced a hike in D.A. @7% with effect from 01.07.2014. Arrears for July to Sep'14 will be credited in the GPF while cash payment will be made with the salary of October 2014. This hike takes the total D.A. payable to 107%, at par with central employees.
Download the order

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CBEC released zonewise distribution of appraisers

The Central Board of Excise and customs (CBEC), under the Finance Ministry on Wednesday restructured its field formations with a view to provide better tax payer services and deepen the tax base.
“The restructuring of formations is aimed creating larger number of compact Commissionerates, by reorganising the existing commissionerates. This shall provide better tax payer services and deepen the tax base,” a Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) statement said.
The CBEC has implemented the cadre restructuring of the field formations, with effect from October 15, it said.
Click here for allocation of posts of appraisers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Odisha and Assam Govt hikes DA by 7%

The State Governments of Odisha and Assam have announced release of additional dearness allowance (DA) @7%  The increase, to be made effective from 01/07/2014, would raise the existing rates of DA from 100% of Basic Pay to 107%.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Likely D.A. for Bank employees for Nov'14 to Jan'15

Click here for the latest update on 31.10.14
Projected DA slabs 49 (7.35%) for Nov-14 to Jan-15

 CPI for the month of August'14 has been announced as 5774.95(253) on 30.09.2014. Earlier CPI for the month of July'14 was announced as 5752.12(252).

The DA slabs payable for the period of Nov 2014 - Jan 2015 is based on the average increase of CPI for the month of July 2014 to September 2014.

Bihar employees to get 7% D.A. from 01.07.2014

Patna, Oct 14 (PTI) In a pre-Diwali bonanza, the Bihar government today announced an increase of 7 per cent in Dearness Allowance (DA) for state government employees and pensioners.

The decision to increase DA was taken at a meeting of state Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi here.

The enhanced DA would be given to state employees and pensioners with effect from July one, 2014, Principal Secretary Cabinet Coordination Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters while briefing about cabinet decisions.

Punjab employees to get 10% D.A.

Ahead of Diwali, the Punjab government on Tuesday announced to release 10 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) to employees with October's salary.
Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Tuesday gave his nod in this regard, an official spokesman said. The increased DA would be given with the salary or pension of October 2014, which would be paid in November 2014.
He said that the release of this DA installment, the state would touch 100 per cent from present 90 per cent of the basic pay/pension. Earlier, the increased DA was to be given from December.
However, the spokesman said the decision about the pending payment of enhanced DA from January till September 2014 would be taken later.

Bank salary under seventh pay commission ?

Following article is published in The Hindustan Times on 14.10.2014
"Even after several rounds of talks between bank  employee unions and the Indian Banks Association (IBA), there seems to be no consensus on the quantum of salary hike for over 800,000 employees at different public sector lenders.

While the IBA has indicated that the maximum hike that can be offered to employees is about 11%, unions are demanding a 25% raise.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Deadlock in bipartite talk, agitated bankers chose warpath

In the last round of Wage Revision Talks of Bank employees (10th Bi-partite ) held between Bank Unions (UFBU)and Indian Bank's Association on 26th Sept'14  there was no forward movement in arriving  the quantum of increase in wages from the earlier offer of 11% of IBA .Accordingly it was  unanimously decided to undertake agitational programmes to press the demands and to expedite the settlement. It was also decided to observe One day Protest Strike preceded by further action programmes through out the country.
 As scheduled earlier, the meeting of all bank Unions (UFBU )took place today -13th Oct.14- at Bangalore, and have decided to: 
- Conduct rallies/Demonstrations on 30th October in all State Capitals and other Centre
-Observe one day Strike on 12th November followed by Relay Strikes i.e.
2nd December in Southern Region
3rd December in Northern Region
4th December in Eastern and Northeastern Region
5th December in Western Region
Followed by more strike actions including indefinite Strike
 Submitted by Mohan.P

Sunday, October 12, 2014

IDA order released with effect from 01.10.2014 for PSU employees, BSNL followed

"In modification of this Department's a.M. of even No. dated 03.07.2014, the rate of DA
payable to the executives and non-unionized supervisors of CPSEs (2007 pay revision) is as
follows:
(a) Date from which payable: 01.10.2014
(b) Average AICPI (2001=100) for the quarter June'2014 -August' 2014
June, 2014 246
July, 2014 252
August, 2014 253
Average of the quarter 250.33
(c) Link Point: 126.33 (as on 01.01.2007)
(d) Increase over link point: 124 (250.33 minus 126.33)
(e) Revised DA Rate w.e.f. 01.10.2014: 98.1 % [(124 /126.33) x 100]"
Click here for PSU IDA order
Click here for BSNL IDA order

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Confusion over submission of Boarding Pass in air travel for central employees

Two simultaneous circulars issued by two different ministries of Central Govt. created an unprecedented confusion among the central employees.
The DOPT circular issued on 7th Oct'14 dispensed with submission of boarding pass on air travel while settling T.A. claims. Click here for the circular.
In the very next day (8th Oct'14) Ministry of Finance issued another circular exactly opposite to the DOPT one. According to this circular, submission of boarding pass on air travel is a proof of journey performed and is a requirement under the rules and procedures of passing T.A. claims. Click here for the Finance Ministry Circular.
Now the central employees are totally confused and in a dilemma regarding which instruction to follow as both are the parent organizations. Will the Govt. come forward and clear the air soon ?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Central employees attendance can be monitored by public also

Not only is Big Brother watching the pen pushers, even the public can now keep a tab on them through a web portal, attendance.gov.in.
It tells you which babus reported for work on any given day, how punctually they arrived, if some of them left midway and where. It even provides a graph on each employee’s attendance trends to reveal how often he tends to take leave.
The portal went live quietly on September 30, covering 50,233 employees across 149 offices in Delhi. The idea is to enrol the capital’s one lakh-odd central government employees on the scheme before bringing the rest of the country under it, a senior official said.

D.A hike for Tamilnadu employees, Download Order

 Tamil Nadu government Friday announced a seven per cent hike in dearness allowance for its employees, which would cost the exchequer a sum of over Rs 1,500 crore annually.
Chief Minister O Panneerselvam held a review meeting with his senior cabinet colleagues and top officials in which it was decided to implement the hike, increasing it from 100 per cent of the basic pay to 107 per cent.
Click here to download the order

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Boarding Pass of Air travel not required in T.A. claim

"Difficulties have been expressed by various quarters in production of original boarding passes alongwith T.A. Claims from time to time. The matter has been considered and it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that in order to simplify the procedure of settlement of T.A. Claims, the condition of submission of Boarding Pass alongwith settlement of T.A. claim is dispensed with. 
2. However, the officer concerned, preferring Travelling Allowance, will have to attach an undertaking alongwith T.A. claims that the journey, as mentioned therein, has actually been performed by him/her Other requirements, as per the established procedures will continue to be followed. "
Click here for the O.M. dated 07.10.2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Big stories in the last few days

As you are aware that we could not update the blog due to some serious technical issue. In the meantime a lot of events happened and we could not serve you timely. We do apologize for that. Let us take a quick look on the major events in the last few days.
1. Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) has increased 1 point and reached 253 for the month August 2014.
2. Railway employees to get 78days' productivity linked bonus which amounts to Rs 8975/-
    Click here for order (Courtesy : AIRF)
3. LTC by Air for central employees extended for two more years. In adiition to J & K and NER, Andaman is also included in the offer. Click here for Order
4. Central Pensioners' D.R. order w.e.f 1.7.14 released. Click here for order
5. No breakthrough in bipartite meeting between IBA & UFBU on 26th Sep. UFBU to resort to agitation programme including strike on 28.10.2014
6. D.A. hiked for several state Govt. employees including Jharkhand (7%), Karnataka (4.25%), Telengana (5.99%)
7. It is learnt that PSU IDA (including BSNL) is going to be hiked @6.9% from 1st Oct'14 and will become 98.2%.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Paycommission is back again, now safe and secure !

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