Friday, December 31, 2010

Jammu and Kashmir employees to get 50% pay commission arrears.

Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday said that it has decided to pay 50 per cent of arrear of Sixth Pay Commission to the State employees in phased manner.
“Jammu and Kashmir government Government has decided to pay 50 per cent of the arrears out of its own resource in a phased manner, the remaining 50 per cent arrears would be met out of the Central assistance sought for this purpose,” Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather said here.

New Year pay news for newsmen : Wage Board submitted report

The Wage Boards for Working Journalists, Non-Journalists and other newspaper employees submitted their recommendations to the Government on Friday recommending 2.5 to 3 times hike in basic pay and fixing the retirement age at 65.

New Year bonanza for Kerala, Report submitted, hike from April 2011

Over 5.33 lakh government employees, including teachers in Kerala, would get revised pay scales from April next.
The Ninth Pay Revision Commission, headed by Justice R Rajendrababu which submitted its report to Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today, recommended a minimum rise of Rs 1,104 and a maximum of Rs 4,490.

Kerala : Ninth pay commission to submit report today

Flash News : Report Submitted
The pay commission chaired by Justice R. Rajendra Babu would today submit a report to Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan, recommending a revision of scales for Government employees and teachers. The pay commission is most likely to recommend a minimum salary revision of Rs 1000 for the 4.5 lakh Government employees and teachers in the State.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Haryana bans transfer of employees

Chandigarh, Dec 30 (PTI) The Haryana government today imposed a complete ban on transfer of its employees, an official spokesman said.
The order banning transfer would be applicable in all the departments, boards and corporations of the state, the spokesman said here this evening.
The ban would remain in force till further orders.

Wage Boards for journalists and newspaper employees to submit report to Govt tomorrow

ew Delhi, Dec 30 (PTI) The recommendations of the Wage Boards for working journalists and non-journalists and other newspaper employees will be submitted to the Government tomorrow.

Mandatory test for primary teachers

The Centre has made it compulsory for all elementary school teachers to clear an eligibility test under new norms that are binding on states and could irk those like Bengal which follow their own recruitment rules.
Under the guidelines, which seek to change the current procedure of recruitment by state governments, a Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) has been made mandatory.

Kolkata Metro Railway gets the Status of 17th Zone of Indian Railways

Metro Railway, Kolkata got the status of 17th Zone of Indian Railways. The Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee laid the foundation stone for conferring on Metro Railway the status 17th Zone at a function at Metro Rail Bhawan, Kolkata yesterday.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pension Rules for Employees of PSUs, Gratuity ceiling raised

Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has issued orders which, inter alia, provide pension scheme within 30% ceiling of Basic Pay and DA. The Pension Scheme is to be framed and operated by the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).

DPE has issued orders enhancing Gratuity to Rs. 10 lakh in respect of CPSEs employees. 

Source : PIB

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Kerala Co- Operative Bank Staff Pay Scale Revision 2011

The Kerala State Government on Monday  declared pay revision for employees in cooperative sector. Minister for Cooperation G. Sudhakaran said that the salary hike would be introduced with effect from April 11, 2007.
Hike in basic Pay of Last Grade Staff (Co-Operative Banks) will be Minimum Rs.1,500
Hike in basic Pay of Chief General Manager will be Minimum Rs.11,000

Kerala Pay Revision report may be on 29th Dec, considerable Hike in Salary for Government Employees, Teachers and Cooperative Bank Staffs.

Flash News : Report Submitted
There will be a considerable Hike in Salary for Kerala Government Employees, Teachers and Cooperative Bank Staffs.
T.M. Thomas Isaac the Finance Minister of Kerala announced in November 2010 that there will be Revision in Pay (Salary Scales) from April 2011.
From Financial year of 2011 there will be a good hike in salary / wages of the employees of Kerala State Government.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Railway employees to get AC Pass, Orders likely to be issued shortly.

All India Railwaymen Federation’s proposal to give 2 AC pass to Grade Pay Rs. 4200 & above, 3 AC Pass to Grade Pay Rs. 2800 & also 3 AC pass to staff with GP 1900, 2000 & 2400 travelling on duty, has finally been accepted by Railway Board. After kind approval of MR orders are likely to be issued shortly. Those who are already getting First Class Pass will continue to get it. General Secretary/AIRF has thanked all Railwaymen for keeping the patience & also extends greetings to Hon’ble MR & Board on resolving the Pass issue.

Source : All India Railway Men's Federation.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Jharkhand announces 16 per cent DA for employees under 5th Pay Commission

Jharkhand government today announced 16 per cent Dearness Allowance to those employees, who are still covered under the Fifth Pay Commission.

The decision, which was taken at a cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Arjun Munda here, will take the present 87 per cent DA to 103 per cent, Cabinet Secretary Amrendra Prasad Singh told newsmen at Ranchi..

Despite the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission some of the employees had opted to continue with the Fifth Pay commission.

Source : PTI

Friday, December 24, 2010

W.B. school teachers' mutual transfer is easier now, bill passed in assembly

Calcutta, Dec. 23: The state government today passed a bill that will empower the school service commission to grant teachers and non-teaching staff mutual transfers.
At present, school managing committees enjoy the power to grant such transfers. Teachers and non-teaching staff are required to submit transfer applications to the committees of the respective schools.

Stepping up of pay in CSS/CSSS : Clarification issued.

Ministry of Personnel has recently issued a clarification reg stepping up of pay of Sr Asst./P.A.s of CSS/CSSS promoted prior to 01.01.2006 and drawing less pay than those promoted after 01.01.2006.

View the O.M. of DOPT Dated 22.12.2010.

Patna University panel clears pay fixation

Patna University (PU) on Thursday paved the way for payment of revised salaries to its teaching and non-teaching staff. The statutory pay fixation committee approved the pay fixation of teachers as well as non-teaching staff in the revised scales of pay.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


"Pay fixation is done for an employee if he/she gets a promotion. There is a slight difference of Pay Fixation in Promotion and MACP upgradation…

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bank Pension : Govt. approved netting of commutation amount

Immediately after IBA issued their communication No. Cir/HRDIR/G2/665/90/2010-11/999 dated 10th August, 2010, wherein it was suggested that, Banks may consider netting of commutation amount of the optees against the amount due from them for joining Pension Scheme. But the Government of India did not approve the above suggestion. We once again took  up the matter with the IBA and  Government of India to approve the suggestion of IBA as many of the retired officers did not have the resources to meet the commitments.
We are happy to inform  that the Government of India have accorded their approval for netting –off   of commutation amount vide their letter No.14/1/1/2007-IR dated 11.11.2010. addressed to IBA. A copy  of the letter is annexed for your information.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Maharashtra State ministers and MLAs to get hefty salary hike

Chief minister Chavan has proposed a substantial hike in salaries and perks for himself, the deputy chief minister, ministers, ministers of state, presiding officers, opposition leaders and legislators. 
"The cabinet has approved the proposal. Once it is brought to the notice of both Houses, an official circular will be promulgated to give effect to the cabinet decision," a senior Congress minister said.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

GIC modifies LTS and Halting Allowance for staff


SCALES - IV/V/VI/VII  1000*  800  700
SCALES - 1/II/III  800**  700  600
*rs. 1200 for Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai
**rs.1000 for Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai
Source :

Bank VRS Optees Pension : Writ admitted

It is learnt that Madras High Court ordered admission of writ petition filed by aggrieved VRS optees for pension option. More details are awaited. 
Source : All India Bank Officers' Association

Punjab employees to get Ist instalment of pay commission arrears in Apr 2011

The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has directed the enhancement of the first installment of arrears to the state government employees from earlier stipulated level of 33% to 40 % and first installment of arrears would be paid to the employees with the salary of  April, 2011.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Govt revises pay scales of research institute employees under ICSSR

Government has revised pay scale of the employees of the Social Science Research Institutes (RI) supported by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). The revision is in accordance with the 6th Central Pay Commission. There are total 21 research institutes under ICSSR.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet approves pay anomaly report

The State Cabinet, which met in Jammu under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah approved on Friday the recommendations of the pay anomaly committee set up by the Finance Department. The cabinet also amended J&K Panchayati Raj Act, thereby recommending creation of State Election Commission. Fourteen months after its constitution, the Pay Anomaly Committee placed its recommendations before the Cabinet for consideration and approval.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Details of meeting with State Bank management held on 20th Nov,10.

Shri N. Raja, DMD & CDO advised the Federations about the receipt of following approval from the Government of India :
a) The Government of India had accorded approval to the Bank to distribute the amount of Rs. 289.64 crores, representing balancing cost of pension in respect of SBI arising out of the 9th Bipartite Settlement and Joint Note both dated 27.4.2010 amongst the employees in the form of allowances.

Crack NET to teach in college: High court

MPhil or PhD degrees will no longer be sufficient to secure teaching jobs in colleges as Delhi High Court has upheld the UGC policy of making it mandatory for an aspiring lecturer to crack the National Eligibility Test (NET).
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan said the test is essential to maintain uniformity and quality in higher education as different yardsticks are followed by universities while granting degrees of MPhil or PhD.

CBI raids houses of Raja, four associates in 2G scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday searched the houses of former telecom minister A. Raja and four of his associates here over the 2G spectrum row, an official said.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Central Govt. Employees, avail LTC for the block 2006-2009, Book Tickets, Time is running out..

This is to remind the Central employees that the Block Year 2006-2009 with grace period of 2010 is less than a month away to lapse. Those are yet to avail the chance should act NOW. The journey is to be initiated within midnight of 31st December 2010.
Now the sixth pay commission made the holiday more enjoyable with 10 day’s encashment of Basic and Grade Pay with LTC. This will be available for six times in the total service life. So if you do not have ample service left, you are going to loose the same by not availing LTC for the block year.
There are several options of traveling by air in Govt expenses to North East and Jammu and Kashmir elaborately described in earlier posts.
So hurry, act now. It may be a real Miss

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Orissa assures pay hike for University and college teachers in UGC scale

Refuting apprehensions of some of Members, the Higher Education Minister on Saturday said in the Assembly that the State would not loss UGC assistance of Rs 300 crore as the Government has already issued both resolution and notification to this effect.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

GIC employees are going to get more benefits including foreign travel.

Governing board of GIPSA met at New Delhi on 27th November 2010. As per our source, following benefits have been approved in the meeting for GIC employees.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Over 1,00,000 jobs in Banking Industry in next three years

In coming next three years around 1,00,000 vacancies are going to be filled by public sector banks in India due to retirements, resignations and expansion of business. Majority of Bank Employees are getting retired in coming years. There is going to be a lot of opportunities for MBA students, especially for those who are having Finance as their specialization.

D.A. hike for Andhra Govt. employees.

The Kiran Kumar Reddy Cabinet got down to work on Thursday and gave a year-ending gift to the state government employees, hiking their Dearness Allowance to 8.56 per cent. The hiked DA from July to November would be adjusted with the General Provident Fund, and would be paid out in cash along with the December salary.

BSNL strike called off. View the Outcome.

The three-day nation-wide strike by BSNL employees was withdrawn on the second day after talks were held between agitating Joint Action Committee leaders and the management in New Delhi late yesterday night.
View the JAC Circular Dated 03.12.2010 : "Magnificent Achievement"

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Air India denies hike in incentive

 National air carrier Air India today said it has no plans to hike productivity-linked incentives paid to its employees, as reported in the media.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Non-teaching employees want UGC to decide pay scale

Non-teaching employees from universities from across the country today took out a rally here, demanding that the UGC revise their pay scale and they be given representation in university syndicates and senates.

BSNL strike is in progress

"The 3 day historic strike has started and is taking place successfully in all the circles. As per the reports received from various circles, the strike has received tremendous response from the 3 lakh Non-Executives and Executives. The work force has given a fitting reply to the arrogance of the govt., which did not even invite the leaders for talks. CHQ salutes and congratulates all the comrades who have joined the strike. The strike will continue up to 0600 hrs on 04.12.2010."
Source : BSNL Employees' Union

BSNL unions divided on strike call in West Bengal, Strike is On.

BSNL employees appeared to be divided on the eve of the all-India strike called by certain trade unions from December 1 to 3, with four Trinamool Congress-backed unions indicating today that they would not join their colleagues'' protest.
The four trade unions that have pulled out from the strike called by the BSNL Joint Action Committee are the All- India BSNL Officers'' Association, Telecom Employees Union (BSNL), Bharatiya Telecom Employees Union (BSNL) and the All- India Graduate Engineers & Telecom Officers Association.

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