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Wednesday, March 8, 2017



AMENDMENT IN CCS (CLASSIFICATION, CONTROL AND APPEAL) RULES, 1965 REG. FIXING OF TIMELINES FOR FINALIZING DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS-REG     TO VIEW PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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Amendment to the provisions of General Provident Fund (Central Service) Rules 1960- liberalization of provisions for drawal of advance from the Fund by the subscribers – regarding. (Click the link below to view)


NFPE P3 CWC in Raigarh

The P3 CWC is being held at Raigarh (Chattisgarh) for two days on 8-9 March, 2017, The CWC commencing on the International Women’s day. After a procession and flag hoisting the CWC commenced with the inaugural address by Comrade M. Krishnan, Secretary General Confederation. Comrades J. Ramamurthi (CHQ President); R. N. Parashar (General Secretary P3 & Secretary General, NFPE); Giriraj Singh (President NFPE); K. Ragavendran (GS AIPRPA); K. V. Sridharan (Ex-General Secretary, P3); R. Sivannarayana (Ex-CHQ President); R. Seethalakshmi (General Secretary, P4); P. Pandurangarao (General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS) and other leaders on dais:






UNEMPLOYED YOUTH - DIRECTORATE LETTER


Cancellation of recognition to BPEU


CLARIFICATION REGARDING TIMELY PAYMENT OF GPF FINAL PAYMENT TO THE RETIRING GOVERNMENT SERVANT – REGARDING (DOP ORDERS). (Click the link to view)

GUIDELINES FOR POSTING IN POST OFFICE PASSPORT SEVA KENDRA (POPSKS)
                                                 



IMPACT OF CONFEDERATION"S ONE DAY STRIKE ON 16.03.2017


Govt of India has acknowledged the strike notice and charter of demands submitted by Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers and issued directions to all concerned Ministries to take appropriate action. Letters received from Govt is given below.




M.KRISHNAN
Secretary General Confederation 
Mob & WhatsApp:  09447068125.



SETTING UP OF ANOMALY COMMITTEE TO SETTLE THE ANOMALIES ARISING OUT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SEVENTH PAY COMMISSIONS RECOMMENDATIONS.

No.11/2/2016-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th February, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.

            The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s OM of even number dated 16/8/2016 and to incorporate the following modification in the definition of anomaly:

            “Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.”

2.         With the incorporation of the above para in the O.M., the definition of anomaly will read as follows:

(1)       Definition of Anomaly
            Anomaly will include the following cases;

a)        Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Sixth Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason; 

b)        Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure as notified vide CCS(RP Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules; 

c)        Where the Official side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.

3. The rest of the content of the O.M. dated 16.08.2016 shall remain unchanged.

sd/-
(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)


CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT CALLS UPON ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Observe 6th March 2017
as
BLACK DAY

v Against the betrayal of Central Government employees and pensioners by Group of Ministers of NDA Government.
v  Demanding increase in minimum pay and fitment formula.

Dear comrades

We know that all of you are in the midst of hectic preparation and campaign for making the 16thMarch Strike action a great success.  As has been explained in the article, which we have placed on our website, the NDA Government, led by BJP has exhibited the worst anti-employee attitude in the post independent  era of our country.  This Government has treated its own employees as its worst enemy. The decision taken by the Union Cabinet on 29th June, 2016 rejecting even the recommendations made by the high level committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary was unprecedented. Even the setting up of various committees was nothing but an eye wash. Nothing will come out of that.  Even the NPS Committee on which the young comrades had pinned some hope of at least  getting a minimum guaranteed pension will produce nothing.  The discussions at the JCM fora has been converted into mostly monologues i.e. the official side simply listening and not reacting.  The Government, it appears, has made the Pension department to reject the one and only recommendation of the 7th CPC which was considered to be positive i.e. Option No.1 for pensioners on the specious ground that the same is not feasible to be implemented. The allowances committee has dilly dallied its deliberation and would now submit its report after the extended period of 6 months expires on 22.02.2017. Even if they make any positive recommendation, which is seldom expected, the NDA Government would not act upon it.  They have very successfully postponed the payment of the revised allowanced for 15 months. 

                In the face of such terrible onslaught, betrayal and chicanery, which no Government in the past has every indulged in,  it is surprising that some of our friends who has a predominant role in the movement of the Central Government employees has unfortunately chosen to wait and watch.  It appears that they have chosen to wait endlessly hurting the cause of the workers. 

                We have no hesitation to affirmatively state the obvious that we have chosen the right path, the path of struggles, which can only the choice of the working class against tyrannical attitude of the employer, howsoever, powerful they may be. We must realize that those who are  in the saddle of power today are not permanently posted there. We were witness to the abysmal downfall of persons who were arrogant personified.  It appears that the reasonableness, righteousness and patience we had exhibited have been taken as signs of cowardice. The undeniable fact is that those who fight, only can win. We, therefore, appeal to you to carry on with conviction and courage.

                Eight months will be over on 6th March, 2017, when the Group of Ministers held out the assurance of revisiting the minimum wage and multiplication factor.  It is now crystal clear that that was an act of chicanery.  No committee was set up  and no discussions were held to seriously consider the issue.  We, therefore, appeal to all of you to ensure that the day, i.e. 6thMarch, 2017 is observed as a day of betrayal and all our members are requested to wear a Black badge with the following words inscribed on it in bold letters and conduct demonstrations in front of all Central Government offices.
                                               

HONOUR THE COMMITMENT MADE ON
30th June & 6th JULY, 2016
REVISE THE MINIMUM WAGE AND
MULTIPLICATION FACTOR

6TH March 2017 must be yet another occasion to mobilize our members to ensure their participation in the 16th March, 2017 strike action and ultimately win all the demands in the charter. 

                We fight to win and we shall win.
                               
                With greetings,
Yours fraternally,



(M Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: 09447068125

OPENING OF EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE CENTERS AT ALL HOS    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

NO “CONDITIONS APPLY” IN INDIA POST PAYMENTS BANK SAYS IPPB CEO    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


GRATUITY BENEFITS UNDER NPS LOK SABHA QUESTION & ANSWER

MINIMUM WAGES LOK SABHA QUESTION & ANSWER
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO.48
TO BE ANSWERED ON 06.02.2017

MINIMUM WAGES

48. SHRI KUNWAR PUSHPENDRA SINGH CHANDEL:

PROF. RAVINDRA VISHWANATH GAIKWAD:

            Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:
(a)whether the Government proposes to amend the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and formulate a uniform wage policy for the entire country and if so, the details and salient features thereof;

(b)whether minimum wages fixed under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 varies amongst States;

(c)if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise along with the reasons for differential wages especially on gender basis and also between urban and rural areas;

(d)whether any monitoring mechanism exists to ensure that all the workers are paid minimum wages and not subjected to any form of exploitation; and

(e)if so, the details thereof along with other labour welfare measures being implemented by the Government for betterment of labour force in the country?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) to (e): A statement is laid on the table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF THE LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 48 FOR 06.02.2017 BY SHRI KUNWAR PUSHPENDRA SINGH CHANDEL AND PROF.RAVINDRA VISHWANATH GAIKWAD REGARDING MINIMUM WAGES.

(a): The proposed amendments to the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, inter-alia, includes applicability of minimum wages to all employments, changes in the definition of “Appropriate Government”, fixation/review/revision of minimum rates of wages by the State Government, introduction of National Minimum Wage by the Central Government, enhancement of penalty, etc.
As a step towards a uniform wage structure, the concept of National Floor Level Minimum Wage (NFLMW) was introduced by the Government in 1996 on a voluntary basis. It is revised from time to time taking into account the increase in the Consumer Price Index Number. NFLMW has been revised to Rs.160/- per day w. e. f 01.07.2015.

(b) & (c): Under the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, both Central and State Governments are appropriate Governments to fix, review and revise the minimum wages of the workers employed in the scheduled employment under their respective jurisdictions. As regards minimum wages in States, there is disparity due to variations in socio-economic and agro-climatic conditions, income, prices of essential commodities, paying capacity, productivity and local conditions. As per the available information, a statement showing the range of rates of minimum wages in all the States/Union Territories is at Annexure.

            The Act does not discriminate on the basis of gender and the female workers are entitled to same wages and other facilities as fixed by the Central Government for the workers engaged in the scheduled employments. No separate wages are fixed for urban and rural areas.

(d) & (e): The implementation of the Act is carried out by the Centre as well as the States in respect of their respective jurisdiction. In the Central Sphere, the enforcement is secured through the Inspecting Officers of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) commonly designated as Central Industrial Relations Machinery (CIRM), the compliance in the State sphere is ensured through the State Enforcement Machinery. They conduct regular inspections and in the event of detection of any case of non-payment or under-payment of minimum wages, they advise the employers to make payment of the shortfall of wages. In case of non-compliance, penal provisions against the defaulting employers are invoked.

            The labour welfare measures recently initiated for betterment of labour force include minimum pension of Rs.1000/-per month to the pensioners under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995, portability of provident fund account, National Career Service portal, Employees State Insurance Corporation 2.0(Health Reforms of ESIC), Revision in eligibility and calculation ceiling under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 etc.


Review of Essential Qualifications/ Selection criteria for engagement to posts of Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Postmasters.

APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM MD & CEO OF THE INDIA POST PAYMENTS BANK (Click the link below to view)

NEXT PHASE CAMPAIGN TOUR PROGRAMME OF ALL INDIA LEADERS OF NFPE FOR NOTHERN STATES

 FOR 16TH MARCH 2017 ONE DAY STRIKE

SN.
Circle
Place
Leaders attending
Date

1.

BIHAR
Barauni

Patna
Com. Giriraj Singh, President , NFPE & G/S R-III

09.02.17

10.02.17
2.
CHATTISGARH
Raigarh
Com. R.N. Parashar S/G NFPE
07.03.17
3.
DELHI
Delhi
All General Secretaries
27.02 to 02.03.17
4.
GUJARAT



5.
HARYANA
Ambala
Com. Giriraj Singh, President , NFPE
& G/S R-III
22.02.17

6.
H P
Shimla
Com. R. Seetha Lakshmi Dy. S/G NFPE & G/S P-4
22.02.17
7.
JHARKHAND
Dhanbad
Com. R.N. Parashar S/G NFPE
22.02.17
8.
M P
Ratlam
Com. Giriraj Singh, President , NFPE
& G/S R-III
12.02.17
09
PUNJAB
Ludhiyana
Com. Giriraj Singh, President , NFPE
& G/S R-III
23.02.17
10
RAJASTHAN
Jodhpur  &
Pali Marwar
Com. R.N. Parashar S/G NFPE
Com. R.Seetha Lakshmi Dy. S/G NFPE & G/S P-4
25.02.17

26.02.17






11
U P
Saharanpur
Com. R.N. Parashar S/G NFPE,Com. Giriraj Singh President NFPE & G/S R-III , Com. R. Seetha Lakshmi Dy. S/G NFPE & G/S P-4
26.01.17
Nodia/Ghaziabad

Com. R.N. Parashar , S/G NFPE

21.02.17
Agra
05.02.17
Lucknow
12.02.17
Kanpur
02.03.17
All;ahabad
Com. Virendra Tiwari G/S SBCO
Com. S.B. Yadav G/S Postal Accounts
20.02.17
Varanasi
21.02.17
Gorakhpur
22.02.17
14
UTTARAKHAND
Deharadun
Com. R.Seetha Lakshmi Dy. S/G NFPE & G/S P-4
21.02.17

1.    All General Secretaries of NFPE will consult with Circle leaders and if any change is required can make suitable change.
2.   Leaders whose names are given should compulsorily attend the meeting.
3.   Circle Secretaries of NFPE should take initiative to arrange the joint meeting.  They should consult each other and finalise the programme and arrange grand meetings.
4.   Maximum publicity should be given to campaign programme and maximum participation of employees should be ensured.
5.   Circle Unions / Divisional Unions should make maximum effort to make the strike a grand success.  Joint campaign programme by Circle / Divisional Union Leaders may be organized in all Circles / Divisions.
Note: The dates may be adjusted after discussing with Circle leadership.                                             
Dt.11.02.17                                                                                                    (R.N. Parashar)
                                                                                                Secretary General