Friday, 10 June 2016

7th Pay Commission Latest News – Railway Strike announced by AIRF

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7th Pay Commission Latest News – Indefinite Railway strike from 11th July, 2016 announced by AIRF, in line with NJCA’s decision, the joint body of all staff side associations / unions

All India Railwaymen’s Federation has announced Railway Strike from 6 am of 11th July 2016.
7th Pay Commission AIRF prepares for strike on 11th July 2016
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055
Dated: June 3, 2016
The Secretary,
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Indefinite Strike in the Railways
The National Joint Council of Action(NJCA) of the Constituent Organizations of the National Council(JCM), Staff Side, in its meeting held on 3rd June, 2016, finding no alternative and government’s non-cooperative attitude towards negotiated settlement, has decided that an “Indefinite General Strike” of the Railways and other Central Government Employees should start from 6:00 a.m. of 11th July, 2016.
Strike Notice will be served by the NJCA Constituents of the National Council(JCM), Staff Side, to the authorities concerned on 9th June, 2016.
More than 90% employees in Railways voted in favour of Indefinite General Strike.
The Cabinet Secretary, who is also Chairman of the National Council(JCM), has also been intimated about the decision of Indefinite Strike.
Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
1. Settle the issues raised by the NJCA on the recommendations of 7 CPC sent to Cabinet Secretary vide letter dated 10th December 2015.
2. Remove the injustice done in the assignment of pay scales to Technical/Safety Categories etc. in Railways and Defence, different categories in other Central Government establishments by the 7 CPC.
3. Scrap PFRDA Act and NPS and grant Pension/family Pension to all Central Government Employees under CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 and Railways Pension Rules, 1993.
4. (i) No privatization/outsourcing/contractorisation of governmental functions.
(ii) Treat GDS as Civil Servants and extend proportional benefit on Pension and Allowances to GDS.
5. No FDI in Railways and Defence, no corporatization of Defence Production Units and Postal Department.
6. Fill-up all the vacant posts in government departments, lift the ban on creation of posts; regularize Casual/Contract Workers.
7. Remove ceiling on compassionate ground appointments.
8. Extend benefit of Bonus Act,1965 Amendment on enhancement of payment ceiling to the ad-hoc Bonus/PLB of Central Government employees w.e.f. financial year 2014-15.
9. Ensure 05 promotions in the service career of an employee.
10. Do not amend Labour Laws in the name of Labour Reforms which will take away the existing benefits to the workers.
11. Revive JCM functioning at all levels.
1. Improve Minimum Wage of Rs.18000 and correspondingly improve Multiplier Factor for pay fixation. Reject all retrograde recommendations of VII CPC.
2. Scrap New Pension Scheme(NPS) and restore Old Pension Scheme, to be made applicable to those railway employees employed on and after 01.01.2004 as recommended by Hon’ble MRs’.
3. Settle AIRF’s Charter of Demands, submitted to Government and Ministry of Railways on 12.2013, 28.01.2014, 03.07.2014, 07.07.2014, 11.09.2015 and 10.12.2015, which include, removal of anomalies of 6th CPC, implementation of agreements reached for merger of Technicians, grant upgradation of Apex Group `C’ posts to Group `B’ Gazetted, replacement of Pay Band and Grade Pay of various categories, removal of salary calculation ceiling for ensuring payment of PLB on actual wages, grant of parity in case of Railway Stenographers with those working in Central Secretariat Services, duty hours of all categories of Railwaymen should not be more than 07 hours, including duty hours of Loco & Traffic Running Staff from “signing on” to signing off”, improvement in railway quarters, medical facilities, creation of new posts for new assets/services without insisting on matching surrender etc., sanction additional staff in commensurate with introduction of new trains, extension of railway lines, setting-up of new stations and for maintenance of additional assets, ensure career improvement of Safaiwalas/Safaiwalis in Railways, SPAD definition to be reviewed to prevent harassment/victimization of Running and Safety Staff, absorption of quasi-administrative units/offices staff against GP Rs.1800(PB-I), setting up of multi-disciplinary training institute to impart training in rail related electronic technologies to the wards of Railway employees, induct Course Completed Act Apprentices against safety vacancies, settle all pending grievances etc.
4. Scrap report of Bibek Deb Roy Committee and implement positive recommendations of High Power Committee(D.P. Tripathi Committee) on Running and Safety Categories Staff.
5. Recall FDI Notification of Government of India dated 22nd August, 2014 in Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Indian Railways and scrap all the agreements entered with Foreign Companies as well as National Companies, which are detrimental to the interest of Railways and the Nation.
6. Injustice done to Railway employees, like Technicians, Technical Supervisors, Loco & Traffic Running Staff, Operating Staff, Medical Categories etc. in respect of allotment of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels and promotional scope should be done away with and justice administered.
7. Ensure parity in pay structure and promotional scope for Common Categories with those working in the Central Secretariat/Ministries.
8. Ensure payment of Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB) @ Rs.7000 p.m. for the year 2014-15, as was done in October 2008 when salary calculation limit was revised from Rs.2500 p.m. to Rs.3500 p.m.
Source: AIRF

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Agitation Programme announced by BPMS

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Agitation Programme from 13.06.2016 to 18.06.2016 : BPMS affiliated unions will organize agitation programme from 13.06.2016 to 18.06.2016 like Gate Meeting, wearing black badges, slogan shouting, Dharna etc. On the last day of demand week a memorandum would be submitted to the respective Head of establishments addressing Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222
MOBILE: 09415733686, 09235729390, 09335621629, WEB :
REF:BPMS/Circular/17th TC/02
Dated: 30.05.2016
The Office Bearers & CEC Members BPMS,
President / Secretary of unions
Affiliated to Federation
Subject: Agitation Programme from 13.06.2016 to 18.06.2016.
Dear Brothers & Sisters
Sadar Namaskar
Government Employees National Confederation has decided that all the constituent Federations of GENC will observe an agitation programme throughout the country from 13.06.2016 to 18.06.2016.
Being a constituent of GENC this federation BPMS has decided that all the affiliated unions will organize agitation programme from 13.06.2016 to 18.06.2016 like Gate Meeting, wearing black badges, slogan shouting, Dharna etc. On the last day of demand week a memorandum would be submitted to the respective Head of establishments addressing Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
The demands are as follows :
1. Minimum Pay should be fixed 24000/- rupees in place of 18000/-;
2. The fitment formula should be 3.42 in place of 2.57 ;
3. The ratio of minimum Pay and maximum Pay should be 1:10 ;
4. Annual increment should be 5% in place of 3% ;
5. Five financial upgradation should be granted within the period of 30 years of Service under MACP scheme ;
6. Pay Scales of Group ‘C’ employees should be merged and upgraded. Grade Pay 1900 and Grade Pay 2000 should be merged and upgraded to 2400 and Grade Pay 2400 and Grade Pay 2800 should be merged and upgraded to Grade Pay 2800 ;
7. Risk Allowance, Washing Allowance, Family Planning Allowance should be continued ;
8. HRA should be granted at the rate of 15%, 25% and 35% ;
9. Minimum two increments should be granted at Promotion ;
10.Interest free Advances should be continued ;
11.OTA is being granted to the employees posted in offices, directorates etc at the rate of 12 rupees per hour (on the pay scales of 4th CPC). OTA should be granted on the Pay Scales of 7th CPC ;
12.Old Pension Scheme should be restored in place of NPS ;
13.The employees covered under NPS scheme should be benefited with gratuity ;
14.Commuted Pension should be restored on year in place of 15th year :
15.CCL related to women employees should not be reduced ;
16.There should not be any educational criteria (High School passed) for grant of compassionate ground appointment ;
17.Benefits of 7th CPC should be granted to Centre, State and autonomous body employees equally ;
18.Since amendment in Bonus Act has retrospective effect and implemented since 2014, the arrear of 2014-2015 should be granted without any delay ;
19.All the employees should be granted Night Duty Allowance without any ceiling ;
20.In Ordnance Factories all Piece work employees should be paid OTA (Between 44¾ and 48 hours) on their actual Pay instead of minimum Pay ;
21.The employees having equal qualification and same nature of work should be granted equal pay in all ministries ;
22.Examiners working in Quality control department in OFB should be granted Incentive Bonus ;
23.According to 7th CPC recommendations, civilian employees retiring on same Post or same pay scale should be granted equal Pension ;
24.Wards of employees died in harness are unable to find a Job due to 5% ceiling in compassionate appointment. Therefore, waiting dependants should be granted one time relaxation in compassionate appointment ;
25.The employees of DRDO should be granted the benefit of PRIS ;
26.Trade Apprentices should be taken in job in their respective establishments according to their batch wise seniority.
We hope for full support and cooperation to give a great success to the programme.
With regards,
Brotherly yours
(M P Singh)
General Secretary
Source: BPMS

Cabinet Approves Setting up of India Post Payments Bank

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Cabinet Approves Setting up of India Post Payments Bank – The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) will obtain banking licence from RBI by March 2017.
India Post Payments Bank

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister MR. Narendra Modi has given its approval for setting up the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts, with 100% Government of India (GOI) equity.

The total expenditure involved in this project is Rs 800 Crore. All citizens, especially 40% of the country’s population that is outside the ambit of formal banking in the country will benefit from this project. The project will be rolled out in the entire country in a phased manner.

The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) will obtain banking licence from RBI by March 2017 and by September 2017, its services will be available across the country through 650 payments bank branches, linked post offices and alternative channels riding on modern technology including mobiles, ATMs, PoS/ m-PoS devices etc and simple digital payments.
The proposal will further the cause of financial inclusion by providing basic banking, payments and remittance services and facilitate financial services like insurance, mutual funds, pensions and access to credit in tie-up with third party financial providers with special focus on rural areas and the unbanked and under-banked segments. It will generate new employment opportunities for skilled banking professionals and will generate opportunities for propagating financial literacy across the country. It will create the largest bank in the world in terms of accessibility and in time, will encourage the move towards a less cash economy.
Setting-up of the IPPB to further financial inclusion was one of the budgetary announcements during 2015-16. The Department of Posts had obtained the “in-principle approval” of the RBI in September 2015 to set up the India Post Payments Bank. The India Post Payments Bank will leverage the Department’s network, reach, and resources to make simple, low-cost, quality financial services easily accessible to customers all over the country.

Source: PIB

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