Monday, December 31, 2012

Bank D.A. likely to increase 23 slabs from Feb'13

Update on 31.01.13 : AICPIN of Dec'12 released. To view the actal increase of Bank D.A. Click Here
With the release of AICPIN data of November'12 following is the calculation of anticipated D.A. increase for Bankers for Feb, Mar & April 2013.

AICPIN of November 2012 released

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) November 2012
The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2012 rose by 1 point and pegged at 218 (two hundred and eighteen). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.46 per cent between October and November compared with 0.51 per cent between the same two months a year ago. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Three fold fee hike for Kendriya Vidyalayas

If your child studies in a Kendriya Vidyalaya, be prepared for a steep hike in school fee. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan's board of governors, which is meeting on Friday, is likely to clear a three-fold hike in fees.

Download 2nd pension option for VRS in bank

Different banks have issued circular for second pension option for those who have been left out previously.
For VRS optees the banks are extending the option. We sincerely thank Mr Mahesh Agarwal for compiling those circulars for the benefit of concerned persons.
Bank of Baroda circular
Bank of India circular
Oriental Bank of Commerce circular
Syndicate Bank circular
Canara Bank Circular
Viewers are requested to send more circulars issued from different Banks to enable us to post them in this site for the benefit of our viewers.

Kerala govt asks staff to wear khadi on Wednesdays

 In a bid to promote khadi and handloom sector, Kerala government has asked its employees to wear khadi or handloom clothes on Wednesdays.
Government has issued an order directing all government employees and teachers to wear khadi or handloom clothes on Wednesdays, an official relese said here on Friday.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Likely Bank D.A. from Feb'13 : A sum up

Like every time we are being flooded by queries from bankers about the probable D.A. for Feb/Mar/Apr 2013. As you are aware that D.A. is calculated on AICPIN data for the last three months, i.e., Nov, Dec and Januray , it is too early to calculate anything. We have only November data published and the December figure will be made available on the last working day of this month. Then only we can make some prediction and do the anticipated calculation. Based on the current trend of inflation,there is a possibility of significant increase but we have to wait a little longer to predict anything.
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of November, 2012 will be released on Monday, December 31, 2012

Confusion over percentage of D.A. in West Bengal

What is the actual hike ? 7% or 6% ?
With the announcement of 7% D.A. from January 2013 for the state employees and pensioners by the C.M. yesterday (Click here to view the PTI news), the state workers are confused about the real hike. As far as pending installments are concerned, the next due installment was 6% in stead of 7%, as promised by the C.M. When contacted for clarification, the senior officers in the finance ministry said that it was not an issue and they will release 7% D.A., as announced by the C.M. yesterday. But state employees are keeping their fingers crossed and waiting for the order to be issued by the Finance Dept. But it is certain that at least some relief is coming in the new year.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bengal C.M. announces 7% D.A.

Update on 31.12.12 : D.A. order released
West Bengal announces Dearness Allowance from Jan'13
Siliguri (WB), Dec 26 (PTI) The West Bengal government will give seven per cent more to the existing Dearness Allowance to its employees, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today.

The enhanced DA will be given from the end of next January, Banerjee said on arrival at the Bagdogra airport here from Kolkata.

New timing for CGHS dispensaries in New Year

CGHS dispensaries, now known as Wellness Centres, will function on revised timing from the new year. It has been decided to fevise the timings of CGHS Wellness Centres from the present 7.30 A.M. to 1.30 P.M. to the new timings of 9.00 A.M. to 4.P.M. from 1.1.2013.
The new timing will be implemented in centres in New Delhi/NCR first and orders for other centres will follow soon.

Friday, December 21, 2012

West Bengal considering hike in Dearness Allowance

Update on 31.12.12 : D.A. order released
West Bengal finance secretary to attend Cabinet meet
Reeling under acute financial crunch, chief minister Mamata Banerjee has set a precedent by instructing the state finance secretary to remain present at the first cabinet meeting of the New Year. It is learnt that the chief minister wants to review the revenue status and focus on generation of non-plan funds to disburse the fresh installment of dearness allowance (DA).

BSNL orders stepping up of pay for J.A.O.s at par with direct recruits

BSNL order on issue of grant of 5 (five) advance increments on the minimum of revised E1 IDA pay scale of Rs.16400-40500/- to JAO (Departmental) at par with directly recruited JTOs/JAO
Download the order

Kendriya Vidyalayas to open after winter break : Date altered

On the basis of representations received, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has decided to reopen Kendriya Vidyalaya schools on 15.01.2013 after winter break in the places wherever Central Govt. offices are closed on 14.01.2013.
In other places it will re open as scheduled on 14.01.2013.
View the Circular from KVS

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Assembly Election : Gujarat for BJP, Himachal for Congress

View results and trends 
The trend of results of the two assembly elections are coming in. Modi led BJP is all set for a hattric in Gujarat, while Congress likely to retain the hill state.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Xth BPS : Negotiation On. bankers likely to ask for 25% hike

A salary revision seems to be around the corner for around 700,000 public sector bank employees.The Indian Banks’ Association and trade unions have begun initial negotiations on on wage revision, and industry sources said employees are likely to ask for a 25% increase in salaries.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Govt to issue orders next month for pension benefit to armed forces

Government Orders on Cabinet Decision on Pensionary Benefits to Ex-Servicemen to be Issued Next Month
Describing the twin tasks of improving the pensionary and medical benefits for ex-servicemen as ‘subjects of prime concern’ and ‘as an ongoing process’, the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony today announced that the orders authorizing payment to ex-servicemen and their families accruing from the recent cabinet decisions, hiking pension and other benefits amounting to nearly Rs.2300 crores per annum, would be issued next month. 
Addressing a meeting of the Consultative Committee attached to his Ministry, here, Shri Antony said this is the third time in the last four years that the Government have systematically improved the post-retirement benefits for ex-servicemen. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

SC/ST quota in promotion bill passed in Rajya Sabha

The bill for providing quota to members of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in promotion in government jobs was on Monday passed in the Rajya Sabha by an overwhelming majority. As many as 184 votes were cast in favour of the bill while there were eight votes against it.

West Bengal likely to announce D.A. this week

6% or 13%from 1.1.2013
 Sources in the Finance Ministry of the state Govt. revealed that it is all set to announce the next .installment of Dearness Allowance for the state employees. It is to be announced very soon, probably in a couple of days. As per information with us, the hike will be 6% of basic pay (another source in the ministry informed that there will be two installments granted together amounting to 13% in one go) and will be effective from January 1 , next year.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bank Strike on 20th December 2012

View IBA Notice to customers
All India Bank Employees Association and Bank Employees Federation of India  has served Notice on Strike on 20th Dec 2012, to Chairman, protest against :-
-  The attempts of the Government to hurry up with the proposed amendments to the Banking Laws 
- To oppose  attempts  of grouping the Banks for functional coordination with a view to ultimately merge the Banks.
National Union of Bank Employees also supported the strike.

View the BEFI Strike Notice
View the NUBE Circular

Monday, December 10, 2012

Central Govt staff to go on strike on December 12

Railway employees are not joining the strike.
The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers (CCGEW) have given a call for a one-day strike on December 12 demanding fulfilment of its 15-point charter of demands. The major demands include setting up of a seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC), rectification of anomalies, rectification of DA formula, grant of transport allowances for all field persons and revision of tour TA and DA.

J & K released second installment of pay commission arrears.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has released an amount of Rs 900 crores to clear second installment of the arrears of over 4.5 lakh state employees on account of Sixth Pay Commission during the current financial year, reports from Jammu said Sunday.

BOB's circular on 2nd pension option for VRS retirees

Bank of Baroda has become the first to release second pension option for VRS optees.
Click to download the Circular

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bankers demand 5 days week, NUBE submitted memorandun

Demand for five days' week in bank is again on the news. NUBE, an organization of bank employees recently submitted a memorandum to Central Govt for implementation of this long awaited demand.

WB teachers' transfer bill deferred

The proposed General Transfer for Govt. aided school teachers of West Bengal is likely to be deferred for some time. The education minister of the state has informed that due to non availability of consent from the  cabinet, the proposed bill is not to be introduced in the current assembly session. The minister discussed about the bill in length with CM and state Finance Minister and informed that it will be introduce late after obtaining approval from the cabinet.
View the details about proposed General Transfer

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions on LTC

There are a lot of doubts regarding LTC of Central Govt. employees. Queries regarding LTC to Jammu and Kashmir, NER by Air, conversion of Home Town LTC to NER, whether it is permissible to visit NER or J & K more than once are some of the most asked questions.
Many employees want to know the time limit of submitting their LTC bill.
DOPT has published answers of most of these questions.
Click here to view.

Friday, December 7, 2012

UPA wins FDI vote in Rajya Sabha

The UPA government managed an easy win in the Rajya Sabha when FDI in multi-brand retail came up for voting on Friday. The government’s victory was scripted by Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party. While Mayawati chose to vote in favour of the UPA government, Mulayam Singh’s party MPs staged a walkout just minutes before voting. 
123 casted their vote against the motion opposing FDI in multi-brand retail, while 109 voted in its favour. 
The motion was earlier defeated in the Lok Sabha. The voting was preceded by an animated debate in the upper house that saw clashes between government and the opposition, which accused Commerce Minister Anand Sharma of misleading the House and demanded an apology.
Source : ZEE News

WB to introduce General Transfer for school teachers

Transfer by choice in Govt. Aided Schools in West Bengal
Reasons to cheer for Bengal teachers ! The state Govt. is going to introduce transfer by choice for nearly 1 lakh 80 thousand teachers in aided schools. It has earlier implemented mutual transfer and about 11,000 teachers were benefited by that earlier move. But it was not very easy for the teachers to find out willing candidate for mutual transfer. To overcome this difficulty Govt. is going to introduce "transfer on application". Based on application, they may be posted as per their choice.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Govt. wins FDI battle in Lok Sabha

Government wins FDI vote in Lok Sabha after SP, BSP abstain
After a long and fiery debate and dramatic walkout by the BSP and SP, the government on Wednesday comfortably won the vote in the Lok Sabha on foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail that is seen as important step in its reform process. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Expected PSU IDA from January 2013

Click Here for PSU IDA Order from Jan,1,2013
Update as on 31.12.12 : With the release of inflation data by labour bureau for the month on Nov'12 (218), the expected IDA is marginally increased and it stands to 4.2% from 1st January 2013. Please wait for the official order
As we are constantly receiving requests for prediction of PSU IDA, the following is uploaded for information to all concerned. It may kindly be noted that it is only an assumption.
IDA : if present trend continues it may be 3.9%. We have to wait for Nov 12 index.
Industrial Dearness Allowance(IDA) rates are based on All India Consumer Price Index (IW) average for the specified months, All India  Consumer Price Index ( Industrial Workers(IW)) for the month of October 2012 has increased and  stood at 217 i.e. an increase of 2 points.Based on the average of Consumer Price Index [Industrial Workers(IW)] Industrial Dearness Allowance(IDA) of PSU Employees is to be increased by 3.9% or more from 1st January 2013.

Central staff to get better quarters

Better homes for central staff

The quarters of central government employees are set to become bigger and better.
Ahead of the election season, the urban development ministry is planning to not just increase the houses’ areas by an average of 25 per cent but also fit them out with modular kitchens and electric chimneys. The last time the housing norms were revised was in 1981.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Read Paycommissionupdate in your own language

Thanks to Google. Paycommissionupdate can be viewed in multiple languages from now. Just look at the top right hand corner of this page. You can easily find the "Translate" gadget. Select your preferred language and read the blog in your mother tongue. We hope that more languages will be added in this functionality soon.

Govt. rules out any comparison of salary between bank and central employees

No Comparison between pay Structure of Central Government Employees and of Bank Employees 
The pay scales of employees in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) are determined as per the agreement between the management and Associations/Unions every five years. Besides the pay, employees in banks are also entitled to a number of other allowances and benefits. The pay scale of the Central Government employees are finalised by Government taking the recommendations of Central Pay Commission into consideration and these pay scales are reviewed generally after ten years. The terms and conditions of service of Central Government employees and Bank employees are entirely different and are regulated in terms of the respective service conditions. Hence, no comparison can be drawn between pay structure of Central Government employees and of bank employees.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today (30.11.2012)
Source : PIB Press Release.

Friday, November 30, 2012

AICPIN data for October 2012 released

Central D.A. is certainly heading towards at least 8% from Jaunary 2013
Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) October 2012
The All-India CPI-IW for October, 2012 rose by 2 points and pegged at 217 (two hundred and seventeen).

On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.93 per cent between September and October compared with 0.51 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
View Central D.A. prediction

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of November, 2012 will be released on Monday, December 31, 2012

Govt considering raising cap on subsidised LPG cylinders

New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) Government is considering raising cap on supply of subsidised LPG cylinders and a decision will be taken in the "next few days", Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily said in the Lok Sabha today."We are considering it (giving more than six subsidised cylinders) and need a few days time," he said during Question Hour.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Govt. implements SC verdict on defence pay anomaly

In compliance of the Supreme Court order dated 4.9.2012 and in conformity with the Kerala High Court order dated 5.10.1998, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India has accorded it's sanction to implement the same. It has issued order on 26.11.2012 to implement the same. The order is reproduced here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tripura raises its employees' DA, 42% now from December'12

Barely months ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the lone Left?ruled state, the Tripura government Tuesday announced seven percent increased dearness allowance (DA) for its 209,000 employees and pension holders.
"Despite our severe financial crisis, the government has released seven more percent DA for the employees and pensioners," Finance Minister Badal Chowdhury told reporters.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Update on Supreme Court verdict on Army Pay anomaly

Update on 27.11.2012 : Govt. issued implementation order.
Click here to know more
The office of the Defence Pay Accounts is yet to receive any order from Govt.regarding implementation of the Supreme Court decision. But they asked some details from the retired armymen to enable the office to settle their arrears.
Click here to view the Update

Kasab hanged to death

Mumbai attack gunman Ajmal Kasab hanged
Nearly four years after the Mumbai terror attack, Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving Pakistani gunman, was hanged to death at the Yerawada central prison here this morning in an operation shrouded in secrecy. 25-year old Kasab was hanged at 7.30 am, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil said in Mumbai shortly after the hanging.
Source : PTI

Saturday, November 17, 2012

West Bengal miser on D.A., generous on holiday

Sectional holiday on 19th November 2012 in West Bengal
The West Bengal Govt though unable to hike the long awaited Dearness Allowance to it's employees while most other states have done so, the state Govt. is found kind enough to grant holidays to it's staff. Starting from declaring additional holidays in birth and death anniversaries of eminent persons, extra holiday in festive season (just to maintain the continuity of holidays) and now grants Sectional Holiday in "Chhat Puja".
In a notification dated 14th November 2012 it declares "Sectional Holiday for the non-bengaleese who actually performs the puja traditionally and employed in state Govt. offices, local bodies...."
Unlike the other closed holidays, Govt. offices in the state will remain open on 19th November 2012.
Click here to view the notification
WB employees likely to get D.A. from January 2013

Kerala hikes D.A. for employees and pensioners from July 2012

Kerala hiked Dearness Allowance to employees and Pensioners with effect from 01.07.2012 @7% for employees in the revised scale taking the total to 45%and @12% for employees in the pre revised scale, taking the total at 142% of basic.
               and      GO(P) No 214 - 2012 Dtd. 08.11.2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Punjab issues order of 7% D.A. hike from July 2012

The much awaited D.A. notification is finally published. With this  the total D.A. with effect from 1st July 2012 stands to 72% of Basic pay, at par with Central Govt.
Click to Download the Order

WB to recruit over 40000 Primary Teacher, Forms available from 15th Nov

View the list of Bank Branches for availability of Form
West Bengal Govt. to appoint more than 40,000 primary teachers throughout the state. Appointment notification has been published earlier in the month of October but application forms will be made available from tomorrow, 16.11.2012. The list of bank branches from where it will be available and to be submitted has been notified in the main regional newspapers of today (15.11.2012) including Anandabazar Patrika and The Telegraph. The form costs Rs 100 ( Rs 25 for SC/ST).
Click here for list of Bank Branches
View the Original Appointment notification and district wise vacancies in the following link.
Click here to view the Notification 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

BSNL signs MOU with Union Bank & Indian Bank to provide loan to staff

BSNL management recently signed MOU with Union Bank and Indian Bank to provide Housing Loan , Educational loan etc. for it's staff members. The terms and conditions, interest rate, repayment schedule, everything can be viewed by clicking the links provided below.
The links provided are with courtesy from BSNL Employees Union's site.
Loan Agreement with Union Bank
Loan Agreement with Indian Bank 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Andhra Pradesh employees get Dearness Allowance from July 2012

Andhra Pradesh hikes 6% D.A. Order Issued
Released Order for Pensioners also
Update : Today Govt. has issued order effecting the same vide Order No. MS /297/Dated 14.11.2012 in the "Others" Category of Finance Dept. but due to some technical errors, the order could not be downloaded right now. We are providing the search page so that it may be downloaded later.
Download the Order from here
If you still have some problem to download the order from the above link, you may download it from the link below.
Download The Order
Download Dearness Relief Order for Pensioners

Hyderabad, Nov 12 (PTI) In a Diwali bonanza to its about 12 lakh employees, the Andhra Pradesh government tonight increased their Dearness Allowance (DA) by 5.99 per cent with effect from July 1 this year.Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has approved the DA increase this evening, an official release said.
The existing DA is 41.94 per cent and now it goes up to 47.93 per cent after the hike. 

Punjab increases dearness allowance from July 2012

Punjab hikes 7% Dearness Allowance
The Punjab Govt. has enhanced the rate of dearness allowance (DA) payable to the state government employees/pensioners from 65 per cent to 72 per cent of the revised basic pay with effect from July 1, 2012. 

Central employees on nationwide strike on 12.12.12

Confederation News : One day strike on 12th December, 2012 – charter of demands
The Confederation of Central Government employees and workers in its last National Council meeting decided to call upon its members to organise a day’s strike on 12th December, 2012 in  pursuance of a 15 point charter of demands, which include inter alia setting  up of the 7th CPC for wage revision, withdrawal of PFRDA Bill and extension of the defined benefit pension scheme to all Central Government employees  irrespective of date of their entry into Government service, removal of conditions imposed on compassionate appointments’, stopping outsourcing  contractorisation, five promotions in the service career as is provided to the organised group A services , merger of DA with pay, acceptance and implementation of arbitration awards, revival of the JCM functioning etc. .

Saturday, November 10, 2012

IBA extends pension option for "VRS Retirees"

Second Pension Option for VRS Retirees from Nationalised Banks.
Finally IBA has extended 2nd option to bankers who reired voluntarily from service. This option will be available to those who had taken Voluntary Retirement from the Bank's service on or after 29.6.1995 in case of nationalised Banks / 26.3.1996 in case of Associate Banks of SBI.
View the IBA Circular
Click Here to view the corrigendum released on 10.12.12

Friday, November 9, 2012

Maharashtra hikes D.A. Issues Order

Maharashtra hikes D.A. with effect from Nov'12
Employees and pensioners to be benifited.
State government has finally decided to increase the dearness allowance of state government employees by 7%. Finance Minister Jayant Patil announced this on Wednesday.

Great news for Kingfisher employees, due salary may be paid soon.

Kingfisher employees may rejoice, pending salary and wages likely to be cleared.
Vijay Mallya sells a 54.3 per cent stake in United Spirits to the Diageo group for $2 billion. A joint announcement is to be made after the stock markets close today. 
Hopefully all the dues of Kingfisher employees will be settled now.  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tamilnadu issues order for festival advance hike

As informed earlier in this blog, Tamilnadu has issued order enhancing the limit of festival allowance from Rs 2000 to Rs 5000 for Govt. employees and employees of PSU and statutory bodies.
Govt. has also issued an order regarding cash incentive to employees who rendered 25 years of service. The amount of incentive has been hiked to Rs 2000 and the amount to be disbursed in cash, instead of NSC.
Download the Festival Allowance Order for state employees
Download the Festival Allowance Order for PSU/Statutory body employees
Download the Order for Cash Incentive

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tamilnadu announces 20% bonus to PSU employees

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced a 20 per cent bonus to employees of public-sector undertakings, including electricity board, and to the Transport Corporation, costing over Rss. 185 crore to the exchequer.

Barrack Obama gets re elected as US President

LIVE - Barack Obama re-elected as US President
Obama elated after winning US polls, thanks supporters
As soon as he won a second term in the White House, Barack Obama tweeted on Wednesday, “Four more years”.
“We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. Thank you”, Obama tweeted minutes after he defeated his Republican rival Mitt Romney in a neck-and-neck race.
"Four more years," he said in another tweet. 
Source : Zee News

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Air India employees to get salary soon

Due salary and wages to come soon
AI employees to get Sept, Oct salaries before diwali.
 The salaries of Air India employees for September and October this year would be disbursed before Diwali (November 13) and productivity-linked incentive (PLI) for two months by the month-end at a total cost of almost Rs 500 crore.Air India has decided to clear payment of salary to all its employees for the months of September and October 2012 before Diwali.
Source : PTI
Click here to view PIB Press Release about this.

Bank bipartite : Negotiation begins

Latest Banking News
The bugle for the 10th bipartite banking sector wage agreement has been sounded, with five employee unions giving charters of demands for wage revision and service conditions to the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) last week.
An official with IBA confirmed the initial interaction of the union representatives. The officers’ union would follow suit. IBA would have to secure the mandate of each bank to negotiate on their behalf. For this, banks would have to secure approvals from their boards of directors.

Monday, November 5, 2012

7% hike in DA for UP govt employees

Ahead of festive season, Uttar Pradesh government has approved a hike of seven per cent in dearness allowance to its employees on the lines of their counterparts in Central government. State government employees, staff of aided educational and technical institutes, local bodies and UGC 
payscale would get 72% DA in place of 65% with effect from July 1, a spokesperson said.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Xth BPS : Highlights of demands for Bank Officers

Recent Banking News
Following article has been published by the popular site for Bankers, allbankingsolution, For the benefit of our viewers and to reach the maximum number of bankers, we reproduce the same with due acknowledgements to the owners.
Highlights of the Charter of Demands

(a)   The Charter of Demands has been broadly divided into Six Parts  - (1)  Salary Revision and allowances;  (2) Perquisities, Allowances, welfare facilities;  (3) Issues relating to lady officers; (4) Superannuation benefits including those to be extended to retirees; (5) Non Monetary issues like working hours, 5 days week etc; (6) General Bilateral Relationship

Xth BPS : Highlights of demands by workmen of Banks

Following is published in the popular site of allbankingsolutions . We acknowledge the source and re publish it for the interest of our viewers.
A combined Charter of Demands for Workmen staff  was submitted on behalf of AIBEA, NCBE, BEFI, INBEF, NOBO  on 30th October 2012 to IBA. 
Highlights of the Charter of Demands

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Madhya Pradesh announces 7% Dearness Allowance

As expected, M.P has announced 7% D.A.

In a bonanza, second time within three months, ahead of Diwali festival the government announced 7% dearness allowances (DA) for the state employees.
The last impressive increment came less than three months ago on the occasion of Independence Day when the travel and other perks of the employees were hiked.
The Chief Minister said the dearness allowance announced on Thursday will also be given to pensioners, teachers and panchayat workers.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tamilnadu increases festival advance

 Festival advance for state government employees has been increased from Rs. 2,000 to Rs 5,000, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa told the Assembly on Thursday.

Ex-servicemen status for retd paramilitary troops

In the run up to Himachal Pradesh assembly and an eye on 2014 parliamentary polls, the government has decided to extend ex-servicemen benefits to retired central paramilitary personnel. The move will please 17 lakh serving and retired personnel from the forces, who were treated like any other government employee. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

IBA issued circular for D.A. increase for Nov,Dec'12 and Jan'13

As confirmed by labour bureau, the ACPIN(IW) for the month of September [Base Year 1960=100] 4907.56, consequently D.A. to employees payable for the period Nov, Dec 2012 and Jan 2013 is 510 slabs, an increase of 42 slabs over the current level.
Download IBA circular

7% D.A. likely to be hiked for Madhya Pradesh

There might be a good news in store for the state government employees. If reports are to be believed, CM may announce a 7 percent dearness allowance (DA) for the government staff. Besides, there are speculations about fixing the 5500 pay scale and ministerial allowance for the employees.
All formalities in this regard have been completed in the finance department. The move by the state government would bring the employees at par with the central government at an overall 72 percent DA.
Likewise, the employees falling under the 4000 payscale, could now be provided the 5500 revised pay scale which is in accordance with the sixth pay commission.   
Source : Daily Bhaskar

Central employees may get 8% D.A. from January 2013

Update on 31.12.12 : Possibility of 8% D.A.
 AICPIN of October'12 increased by 1 points and stood at 218. Only the Dec'12 figure is needed for actual calculation of Central D.A. from 1.1.2013. If the number increases by 4 points, then only there will be a 9% D.A. As the chances are remote, it is predicted that Central D.A. is going to be hiked by 8% from the new year.

Andhra Pradesh employees to get 6% D.A.

In what could be sweet news for about 10 lakh state government employees and 5.5 lakh pensioners, the government has agreed for 6 per cent hike in dearness allowance for them with effect from July. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HC defers Cable TV digitization till 5th Nov in Chennai

The Madras high court has put on hold the process of digitization of television signals in Chennai till 5 November.

Chennai cable operators filed a case in the Madras high court for an extension of the 31 October digitization deadline because of non-availability of set-top boxes.

Bank D.A. to increase 42 slabs from November'12

The All India Consumer Price Index ( for Industrial Workers)Base 2001=100 for the month of September '12, has been released by Ministry of Labour,Govt.of India today ,which stood at 215 points with an increase of 1 point comparing to last month.
Accordingly the DA payable for Bank Workmen/Officers for November,December and January '13 will be ,for 510 slabs with an increase of 42 slabs from current level.(468 slabs) @ 76.50%.

AICPIN for Sep'12 increased one point

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) September 2012
The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2012 rose by 1 point and pegged at 215 (two hundred and fifteen). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.47 per cent between August and September compared with 1.55 per cent between the same two months a year ago. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Charter of demand for workmen submitted by UFBU

As informed earlier, UFBU submitted common charter of demand for workmen for 10th bipartite settlement between staff and IBA.
We are analyzing the demands and trying to highlight the salient features. It is uploaded here for comments of the viewers.
Click here to view the demands for workmen
(Submitted by Mr Mohan P.)

UFBU submitted charter of demand for officers

Charter of demand for 10th bipartite for Bank Officers
Officers charter of demand is attached herewith.
We are in a process to analyze the demands and salient features of demands will be uploaded in due course.
(By courtesy : Mr Mohan P) 
View the expected Scale after Bipartite

Monday, October 29, 2012

NMC demands new pay commission for central & state staff

Subhash Shastri, President National Mazdoor Conference (NMC)  on Sunday urged upon Prime Minister to constitute  7th Pay Commission as the DA has already touched 72 per cent and make announcement to this effect in forth coming winter session of  Parliament beginning from 22nd November 2012.
He also appealed to declare 7th Pay Commission as National Pay Commission so that its recommendations are simultaneously implemented for central staff and employees of the state Governments.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jammu and Kashmir hikes D.A. w.e.f 1.7.12

As expected and informed in this blog earlier, the state cabinet today approved Dearness Allowance to it's employees and pensioners.
The Jammu and Kashmir government today announced 7 per cent Dearness Allowance(DA) for employees with effect from July 2012. The State Cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah accorded approval to the release of 7 per cent (DA) in favour of the govt. employees, pensioners and family pensioners in cash with effect from July 2012, raising the total DA from 65 per cent to 72 per cent. The enhancement in Dearness Allowance will also apply to work charged/whole time contingent paid employees working in regular time scale. The additional burden on State exchequer due to DA will be Rs 500 crores annually and from July 2012 onwards it will be around Rs 335 crores. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Update on Xth BPS for Bankers

UFBU to meet IBA on 30th October to submit common charter of demands for officers and staff for 10th BPS.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

J & K employees to get 7% D.A., announcement on 25th Oct.

The State Government employees are all set to get seven per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) in cash with effect from July 2012 as the Cabinet is likely to give its nod for the same on October 25. The State Cabinet is meeting on Thursday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at Srinagar at 12 noon. This will be the last Cabinet meeting before the closure of Civil Secretariat in summer capital of the State and Darbar Move to Jammu. According to the authoritative sources, the Cabinet is likely to approve release of seven per cent DA in cash, which has become due with effect from July 2012, in favour of the State Government employees. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

EPFO employees to get 60 days wages as bonus

Labour and Employment Ministry approves 60 days wages as bonus for the year 2011-12 for EPFO employees.

Employees Provident Fund Organisation employees will get this year bonus before Puja Festival

Sunday, October 21, 2012

UFBU prepared charter of demand, to submit last week this month

UFBU has prepared the charter of demand for workmen and Officers for the coming 10th bipartite, effective from 1st Nov 2012. In this regard they sought appointment with IBA in the last week of October to submit it.
Following is the full text of the letter to IBA dated 19th October 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Full banking day for SBI on 20.10.12 in WB, Sikkim & Andaman

Due to continuous holidays for four days from 21st to 24th October and three days for 27th to 29th October in the above mentioned states and UTs, SBI has directed that all it's branches in the area will function as a normal full banking day on 20th October 2012.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Postal employees to get 60 days' productivity linked bonus

Postal employees to get 60 days' PLB for the Financial Year 2011-12.
Full text of the order issued is reproduced below.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

78 days' Production Linked Bonus for Railway Employees announced

Order Issued
The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days' wages for the financial year 2011-2012 for all eligible non-gazetted railway employees. 
Download the Order

Central Govt. hiked Risk Allowance

Central Govt. has increased risk allowance to it's employees with effect from 01.08.2008 vide O.M. No. No.21012/01/2010-Estt. (AL) 

The amount of Risk Allowance would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. No separate instructions on this count would be required. 
Download the Order Dated 18.10.2012

30 days' adhoc bonus for Uttar Pradesh employees

The U.P. government has decided to provide 30 days ad hoc bonus to the state employees before Dussehra festival. According to official sources here today, about 1.4 million state employees would receive bonus with a maximum limit of Rs 3,500.

Karnataka hikes Dearness Allowance by 4%

"....Government are pleased to sanction Dearness Allowance in the RevisedPay Scales 2012 at the rate of 4% of Basic Pay to the State Government employees with effect from 1st July 2012....
Download The Order

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

J & K likely to enhance 7% D.A. soon

To pacify agitating employees, the state government is likely to hike Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees by 7 per cent. The formal announcement of the DA hike is likely be made in the next Cabinet meeting, where the proposal is to be placed for approval.
Highly placed sources said the Finance Ministry had finalised the proposal for enhancing the DA for the employees by 7 per cent. As the approval of the Cabinet is a must for the hike, the proposal would be discussed in the next meeting, which is likely to be held very soon. More than 4.50 lakh government employees will benefit from the hike.

Tamilnadu grants promotional increment in promotion to post carrying same grade pay

There is a long pending demand for promotional increment in the case of promotion in the post carrying same grade pay. Central Govt. has been agreed upon to grant one increment in this case in the recently concluded anomaly committee meeting but the issuance of necessary order is still awaited.
However Tamilnadu has issued the clarification regarding fixation of pay in the same grade pay.
View the Clarification

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cabinet likely to approve 78 days' bonus for rail employees on 18th Oct.

Despite financial crunch, railways is likley to announce 78-day wages as bonus for its employees for the year 2011-12. "The proposal for declaring 78-day productivity linked bonus (PLB) for railway employees is being finalised and it would be taken up by the Cabinet on October 18 for a final decision," said a senior Railway Ministry official.

Assam Govt enhances DA to 72 per cent

The Assam government has raised the Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for its employees and pensioners from 65 to 72 per cent effective July one this year.
Following the increase, the DA will be at par with Central Government employees, official sources said today.
The arrear will be paid in cash, the sources said adding an additional expenditure of Rs 400 crore will be incurred by the Government during the current financial year.
Source : PTI

DA hiked for Jharkhand employees, pensioners

Jharkhand government today raised Dearness Allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners by seven per cent.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Arjun Munda, Principal Cabinet Secretary N N Pandey said here at Ranchi on 15th October.

PTI News

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tata Steel to pay minimum bonus of Rs 18,000 to each eligible worker

The minimum bonus for an eligibleTata SteelBSE 0.05 % employee will work out to around Rs 18,000, according to a press release by the company.
While the maximum bonus payable for such employees will be Rs 1,41,343, the minimum will be Rs 17,978, it said.
The steel major today announced about Rs 182.47 crore as annual bonus for the year 2011-12 against Rs 171.70 crore paid in the previous year.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Haryana released 7% D.A. hike order

Haryana announced a 7 per cent increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) to state government employees. The DA has been enhanced by seven per cent on the pattern of central government employees, Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha said. The DA has been raised from existing 65 per cent to 72 per cent, which would be given with effect from July 1, 2012. He said as a result of it, the state exchequer would bear an additional burden Rs 38.80 crore per month and have an annual impact of about Rs 465.60 crore.
Download the Order

Bihar employees, pensioners to get 7% hike in D.A.

In a pre-festival bonanza, the Bihar government today announced seven per cent hike in the Dearness Allowance for its employees and pensioners with retrospective effect from July 1 this year, an official said.
With this, the DA of state government employees and pensioners would go up to 72 per cent of the basic salaries as against 65 per cent earlier, Principal Secretary (Planning and Development) Vijay Prakash told reporters.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, he said.
The DA hike would put a burden of Rs 575 crore on the state exchequer, Prakash said.
Source : Business Standard

BSNL issued IDA hike circular

BSNL corporate office issued 5.8% I.D.A. hike circular with effect from 01.10.2012.
Download the Circular
(Courtesy : BSNL Employees Union) 

W.B. gifts extra holiday on 26th to employees

Though unable to hike the Dearness Allowance of the state employees, the Mamata Banerjee government has declared October 26 a public holiday “in connection with the Durga Puja festival” that will have ended two days earlier, filling the missing link in a 10-day chain of celebration for its employees.

D.A. hike for Odisha employees

The state government on Friday announced increase in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees and pensioners by seven per cent with effect from July 1, 2012, an official release said on Friday.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Majithia Wage Board: No interim relief for journalists by SC

 The Supreme Court on 08.10.2012 refused to pass any order granting any additional payment to working and non working journalist both in electronic and print. 

PSU IDA from Oct'12 and D..A. from 1.7.12 released

Dept. of Public Enterprises has released Dearness Allowance Order for employees in the CDA pattern for 69 PSUs (effective from 01.07.2012) and IDA(effective from 01.10.2012) .
With this hike CDA pattern employees will get 72% of D.A.
IDA pattern employees will get 67.3%.
Download D.A. Order for 69 PSUs (CDA Pattern)
Download PSU IDA Order from 01.10.2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Punjab: One-yr extension option to employees

The Punjab government today issued a notification amending Rule 3.26 (a) of Punjab Civil Services (First Amendment) Rules, Volume-I, Part-I, 2012, giving an option to its employees retiring on or after 31 October, 2012 for one year extension in the service with some conditions.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bank Unions to submit charter of demand for 10th BPS by middle of October

 A meeting of UFBU, chaired by Com. S.S.Shishodia, President, AIBOA, and preceded by a meeting of 5 Workmen’s Unions, has been held on 28th September 2012 at Chennai.
Common approach was arrived at in the matter of wage revision. It was decided that Workmen’s Unions and Officers’ Unions would separately finalise the respective charters and the same would be submitted to IBA thereafter, tentatively by the middle of this month.

News Courtesy : Mr Mohan P 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

U.P. cancels holiday on Kanshiram's death anniversary

Lucknow, Oct 6 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh Government has cancelled the public holiday on the death anniversary of BSP founder Kanshiram on October 9.

Download Central Pensioners' Dearness Relief Order

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.7.2012.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 4th April, 2012 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 65% to 72% w.e.f. 1st July, 2012.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Central Govt. grants Ad-hoc Bonus for 30 days

Grant of Non-productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2011-12
Rs 3454/- as received in the previous year.
Central Govt. has declared 30 days' Ad hoc bonus. All conditions remain the same. 
Bonus for autonomous bodies has also been released.
Download the Order
Click Here to view the order for autonomous bodies

Tamilnadu announces 7% Dearness Allowance, Download Order

Tamil Nadu government today proposed a seven per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for its employees, in line with a recent central government proposal. 

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said with the Centre announcing seven per cent increase in DA, her government has decided to provide a similar hike in the basic pay of its employees and teachers. 

Download The Order

The additional expenditure would be Rs 1,443.50 crore annually on the exchequer, she said in a statement here. 

She extended the benefit to pensioners from the aforesaid categories also and said the hike will be paid in cash with retrospective effect from July 1, 2012. 

The move will benefit 18 lakh persons and encourage the government staff to more effectively involve themselves in public service, she said.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Recent clarification regarding ACP & MACP for Central employees

DOPT has issued two clarification regarding ACP and MACP. This clarifications are self explanatory.
View the Clarification reg ACP
View the Clarification reg MACP

Cabinet nod for reform. Clears FDI in Pension, hikes cap in Insurance

In a major and bold step towards reform, the Union Cabinet approves FDI in pension and hikes FDI cap in insurance to 49%. Of course these have to be passed in the parliament, which may not be a safe passage.
Official amendments to the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011
The Union Cabinet today approved the introduction of certain official amendments to the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011. These official amendments have been necessitated in view of the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance which has examined the Bill. Based on the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance, the Government has decided to accept the following:

1. that the subscriber seeking minimum assured returns shall be allowed to opt for investing his funds in such schemes providing minimum assured returns as may be notified by the Authority; 

Click Here to view Full Details

The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008 - pending in Rajya Sabha
The Union Cabinet today approved necessary official amendments in the Insurance Laws (Amendment), Bill 2008, pending in the Rajya Sabha, with such drafting and consequential changes, if any, in consultation with the Legislative Department.

These amendments are aimed at removing archaic and redundant provisions in the legislations and incorporating certain provisions to provide Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) with flexibility to discharge its functions effectively and efficiently. The overall objective is to further deepen the reform process which is already underway in the insurance sector.

The official amendments will be moved in the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008 pending in the Rajya Sabha.

Based on the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance, the Cabinet has approved amendments containing the following :

1. The foreign equity cap is proposed to be kept at 49 per cent as provided in the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008 as against the 26 percent. This is done in order to meet the growing capital requirement of insurance companies. 

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