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Thursday, 5 January 2017

7th Pay Commission: Higher Allowances To Be Paid After Five-State Polls

7th Pay Commission: Higher Allowances To Be Paid After Five-State Polls

New Delhi: Official sources in Finance Ministry told us on condition of anonymity that the central government will announce higher allowances under 7th Pay Commission award for the central government employees after the completion of five states assemblies’ poll process as the model code of conduct has come into effect from Wednesday. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to announce the higher allowances in mid-March. The announcement is to come in March after eight to nine months of getting basic pay hike of the central government employees.

Sources, however, said the government had no plan to give allowances in arrears from August for the central government employees. “There’s no arrears on allowances will be given to employees,” they confirmed. Justice A K Mathur, Chairman, 7th Pay Commission had presented its report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in November, 2015 with the recommendations for 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, the overall increase in salary, allowances and pensions is 23.55%. The increase in allowances will be higher by 63% while pensions will rise 24%. The 7th pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances, so the government hiked the basic pay but referred hike in allowances other than dearness allowance to the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’ has finalized the report on the allowances in October, however the government gave extension the committee till February 22, 2017 to submit its report for getting normalized the cash crunch position. In the mean time, the Election Commission on Wednesday announced elections to state assemblies in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Manipur. The elections will be held between February 4 and March 8, the results of which — to be announced on March 11.

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi also announced on Wednesday that the model code of conduct came into force with immediate effect. The model code of conduct compelled the the central government to announce higher allowances in March. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to announce the higher allowances in mid-March. Currently, the central government employees are getting allowances according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations. However, the government has given higher basic pay with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission

TST

ONE DAY STRIKE on February 15th to MARCH 16th 2017 THURSDAY.

Indian Military Veterans
MOST IMPORTANT
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Dated : 05th January,2017
To
            (1) All National Secretariat Members
            (2) Chief Executives of all Affiliated Organisations
            (3)General Secretaries of all C-O-Cs

Dear Comrades,

            As Assembly elections to five States are scheduled to be held from February 4th to March 11th (including declaration of results) and as February 15th is also poll date in two states , the National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has decided to postpone the proposed ONE DAY STRIKE on February 15th to  MARCH 16th 2017 THURSDAY.

            As 13th March is holiday for Holi in North India and the celebrations are to continue on 14th also, the strike date is fixed as 16th March. There is no change in the 10th January Mass Dharna Programme.

            All those Organisations who had served the strike notice as February 15th shall give a letter to their Head of the Departments intimating the postponement of the strike to 2017 March 16th ,  showing  reasons as mentioned above ,  WITHOUT FAIL.
            Those organisations who have not yet served the Strike Notice should serve the notice before 15th January 2017 WITHOUT FAIL.

            Regarding already announced campaign programme of National Secretariat members , if necessary , dates may be rescheduled by the National Secretariat members in consultation with the concerned C-O-Cs.

            General Secretaries of C-O-Cs are also requested to contact IMMEDIATELY, the concerned National Secretariat members and finalise the date of campaign programme. Intensive campaign should be conducted by all C-O-Cs and Affiliated Organisations in all States, especially in those states where elections are declared, so that employees and general public will become aware of the totally negative attitude of the Central Government towards the legitimate demands of the Central Government Employees and Pensioners.

            The betrayal of the Group of Cabinet Ministers of NDA Govt by not fulfilling their assurance given to NJCA leaders on 30th June 2016, should be exposed.

      M.Krishnan,
Secretary General ,
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers.
Mob & Whats App: 09447068125.

Email : mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

Govt employees, pensioners take out large protest rally

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Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 4:  On the second day of the strike programme, hundreds of State Govt employees, temporary workers  and pensioners from various departments under united platform held strong protest demonstration at Press Club and took out a rally here today.
A large number of employees and pensioners from various Govt departments and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs),  besides daily rated/ casual/ need based workers assembled near Exhibition Ground here in the morning despite bad weather and cold wave  and started protest demonstration. Several senior Trade union leaders including S Kulwant Singh,  Nazir Ahmed Moulvi, Gafoor Dar, Rajinder Kumar, Yash Pal, Subhash Chander, Ajaz Ahmed, Akhil Sharma and others were leading the protest.
The two-day state wide protest programme was organised under the banner of  J&K Govt  Employees, Casual Labours, Workers and  Pensioners United Platform to press  the State  Govt  for  immediate  settlement of  burning demands of state working class which are pending  since a long. They alleged that the Coalition Govt in the State has miserably failed  to  uphold  the commitment  with  the most deserving lot  of casual labours  of all the departments  numbering more than 60,000 despite  assurances  on the  floor of the House.
In such a situation,  when the prices of essential commodities are touching the sky  and  7th Pay Commission has been implemented  for the Central Govt employees, it has   also become necessary to implement the same here for the State Govt  employees  / Public Sector workers & pensioners.  However, need base casual labours of all the departments engaged after 1994 are working without any regularization policy since 1994  and most of the highly educated casual labours have become overage and cannot apply anywhere for Govt service.
These poor workers have joined as casual labours in various departments with the hope that one day they will be regularized as done by the Govt under SRO 64, but it is very unfortunate that the successive Govts have completely failed to do justice with this poor section of the casual labours. However, the present Govt has once again raised hopes of casual labours that the regularization policy will be announced soon.
They demanded that casual/ need based and daily wagers be regularized, they should be paid regularly through proper wage head, 7th Pay Commission report be  implemented and Medical allowance be hiked from the existing rate.
Later,  a massive procession was taken from Press Club to the  Civil Secretariat passing through Gumut, Bus Stand  and Indira Chowk. But the police did not allow them ahead.

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