Tuesday, 17 July 2018

7th  Cpc National Anomaly Commitee Meeting 17th  July 2018
National council(Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C,Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC-JCM-2018/NAC
Dated: 17/07/2018
To
The All Member of the
National Council (Staff Side)JCM
Comrades,
The meeting of the 7 CPC National Anomaly Committee was held today (17/7/2018). Shri Chandramouli, Secretary(P), DOPT presided over this meeting. The Department of personnel had identified the following six items only for discussion:
1.Item No.3 – Removal of Condition of 3% stipulated to grant bunching benefit
2.Item No.4 – Fixation of pay on promotion
3.Item No.5 – Removal of Anomaly in pay matrix
4.Item No.8 – Lesser pay in higher level of pay matrix
5.Item No.9 – Bunching of steps in the revised pay structure
6.Item No.14 – Grant of GP 5400 to Sr section officer of Railways and AAOs of IA&AD and Organised Accounts (Civil Accounts, Postal Accounts and Defence Accounts)
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Monday, 16 July 2018

Retirement Benefits for Central Govt Employees


Retirement Benefits for Central Govt Employees
Pension: The minimum eligibility period for receipt of pension is 10 years. A Central Government servant retiring in accordance with the Pension Rules is entitled to receive pension on completion of at least 10 years of qualifying service.
In the case of Family Pension the widow is eligible to receive family pension on death of her spouse after completion of one year of continuous service or even before completion of one year if the Government servant had been examined by the appropriate Medical Authority and declared fit for Government service.
W.e.f 1.1.2006, Pension is calculated with reference to emoluments (i.e.last basic pay) or average emoluments (i.e. average of the basic pay drawn during the last 10 months of the service) whichever is more beneficial. The amount of pension is 50% of the emoluments or average emoluments whichever is beneficial. 
Minimum pension presently is Rs. 9000 per month. Maximum limit on pension is 50% of the highest pay in the Government of India (presently Rs. 1,25,000) per month. Pension is payable up to and including the date of death.
Commutation of Pension: A Central Government servant has an option to commute a portion of pension, not exceeding 40% of it, into a lump sum payment. No medical examination is required if the option is exercised within one year of retirement. If the option is exercised after expiry of one year, he/she will have to under-go medical examination by the specified competent authority.
Lump sum payable is calculated with reference to the Commutation Table.  The monthly pension will stand reduced by the portion commuted and the commuted portion will be restored on the expiry of 15 years from the date of receipt of the commuted value of pension. Dearness Relief, however, will continue to be calculated on the basis of the original pension (i.e. without reduction of commuted portion).
The formula for arriving for commuted value of Pension (CVP) is CVP = 40 % (X) Commutation factor* (X)12
* The commutation factor will be with reference to age next birthday on the date on which commutation becomes absolute as per the New Table annexed to the CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981.
Death/Retirement Gratuity
Retirement Gratuity: This is payable to the retiring Government servant. A minimum of 5 years' qualifying service and eligibility to receive service gratuity/pension is essential to get this one time lump sum benefit. Retirement gratuity is calculated @ 1/4th of a months Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance drawn on the date of retirement for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service. There is no minimum limit for the amount of gratuity. The retirement gratuity payable for qualifying service of 33 years or more is 16 times the Basic Pay plus DA, subject to a maximum of Rs. 20 lakhs.
Death Gratuity: This is a one-time lump sum benefit payable to the nominee or family member of a Government servant dying in harness. There is no stipulation in regard to any minimum length of service rendered by the deceased employee. Entitlement of death gratuity is regulated as under:
Qualifying Service Rate
Less than one year 2 times of basic pay
One year or more but less than 5 years 6 times of basic pay
5 years or more but less than 11 years 12 times of basic pay
11 years or more but less than 20 years 20 times of basic pay
20 years or more Half of emoluments for every completed 6 monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.
Maximum amount of Death Gratuity admissible is Rs. 20 lakhs w.e.f. 1.1.2016
Service Gratuity: A retiring Government servant will be entitled to receive service gratuity (and not pension) if total qualifying service is less than 10 years. Admissible amount is half months basic pay last drawn plus DA for each completed 6 monthly period of qualifying service. This one time lump sum payment is distinct from retirement gratuity and is paid over and above the retirement gratuity.
Issue of No Demand Certificate: Dues owed by the retiring employees on account of Licence Fee for Government accommodation, advances, over payment of pay and allowances are required to be assessed by the Head of Office and intimated to the Accounts Officer two months in advance of the date of retirement so that these are recovered from retirement gratuity before payment. For this purpose the Licence Fee for those in occupation of Government accommodation is taken into account up to the end of the permissible period for which accommodation can be retained after retirement under the Rules on normal rent. The recovery of Licence Fee beyond that period is the responsibility of the Directorate of Estates. If, for any reason final dues cannot be assessed on time, then 10% of gratuity is withheld from gratuity on the basis of a commutation from the Directorate of Estates in this regard.
General Provident Fund and Incentives: As per General Provident fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960 all temporary Government servants after a continuous service of one year, all re-employed pensioners (Other than those eligible for admission to the Contributory Provident Fund) and all permanent Government servants are eligible to subscribe to the Fund. However, these rules are not applicable to any of the Government Servants who join service on or after 1.1.2004. A subscriber, at the time of joining the fund is required to make a nomination, in the prescribed form, conferring on one or more persons the right to receive the amount that may stand to his credit in the fund in the event of his death, before that amount has become payable or having become payable has not been paid. A subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund except during the period when he is under suspension. Subscriptions to the Provident Fund are stopped 3 months prior to the date of superannuation. Rates of subscription shall not be less than 6% of subscribers emoluments are not more than his emoluments. Rate of interest varies according to notifications of the Government issued from time to time. The rules provide for drawal advances/ withdrawals from the fund for specific purposes. 
The conditions for withdrawal from the fund have been liberalized and now no documentary proof is required to be furnished by the subscriber for GPF withdrawal. On retirement of a subscriber, instructions have been issued for immediate payment of final balance on retirement. No application is required to be submitted by the subscriber for final payment from the fund. .
Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme: Under the GPF Rules, on the death of subscriber, the person entitled to receive the amount standing to the credit of the subscriber shall be paid an additional amount equal to the average balance in the account during the 3 years immediately preceding the death of the subscriber subject to certain conditions provided in the relevant Rule. The additional amount payable under that Rule shall not exceed Rs. 60,000/-. To get this benefit, the subscriber should have put in at least 5 years service at the time of his/her death.

Contributory Provident Fund: The Contributory Provident Fund Rules (India), ,1962 are applicable to every non-pensionable servant of the Government belonging to any of the services under the control of the President. A subscriber, at the time of joining the Fund is required to make a nomination in the prescribed Form conferring on one or more persons the right to receive the amount that may stand to his credit in the Fund in the event of his death, before that amount has become payable or having become payable has not been paid.
A subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund when on duty or Foreign Service but not during the period of suspension. Rates of subscription shall not be less than 10% of the emoluments and not more than his emoluments. The employer's contribution at that percentage prescribed by the Government will be credited to the subscriber's account and this is 10%. The Rules provide for drawal of advances/ withdrawals from the CPF for specific purposes. As in GPF Rules, the CPF Rules also provide for Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme.
Leave Encashment: Encashment of leave is a benefit granted under the CCS (Leave) Rules and is not a pensionary benefit. Encashment of Earned Leave/Half Pay Leave standing at the credit of the retiring Government servant is admissible on the date of retirement subject to a maximum of 300 days.

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme: A portion of monthly contributions paid while in service is credited in a Saving Fund, on which interest accrues. A Government servant while entering service has to apply in Form No. 4 of the above Scheme to the Head of Office, who shall issue a sanction for the payment of subscriber's accumulation in the Savings Fund segment together with interest and arrange for its disbursement, soon after retirement. Payments under this Scheme are made in accordance with the Table of Benefit (as issued by Department of Expenditure) which takes in to account interest up to the date of cessation of service. Insurance cover benefit under this Scheme is available to the family in the event of death of the subscriber.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Today, is the 58th anniversary of the Glorious Strike of the Central Government Employees which started on 11th July 1960 and continued for 5 days on the basic demands of the workers. That was their biggest strike in independent India till then, which shook the edifice of the Government.
It was suppressed by all repressive measures putting thousands in jail, dismissal, termination etc. But the workers never surrendered. The mighty one day Token Strike on 19th September 1968 reminded the Government that the workers can never be suppressed all the times.
On this day our Revolutionary salutes to all those comrades who sacrificed their lives at the altar of struggle and also who faced inhuman suppression and also the lakhs of workers who participated. Red Salute to all those who showed through their action that the united struggle is the right path.

Monday, 9 July 2018

NJCA Letter with Resolution dated 3.7.2018
NJCA Letter with Resolution dated 3.7.2018
Resolution and Letter to Cabinet Secretary
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055
No.NJCA/2018
Dated: July 3, 2018
Dear Comrades,
The NJCA met today and took note of the inordinate delay in honouring the commitment made by the Government on 30th June, 2016 in respect of Minimum Wage, Fitment Formula, Scrapping the New Contributory Pension Scheme, Option No.1 to Pensioners, Outsorucing, Regularization of Contract/Casual Workers, JCM revival etc.
At the end of the deliberations it was decided to adopt a resoultion and forward the same to the Government.
Copies of the Resolution and letter to the Cabinet Secretary are enclosed herewith, which are self-explanatory.
The NJCA will again meet on 18.08.2018 to finalize the future course of action in the matter of Indefinite Strike which was deferred on 06.07.2016.
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener

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Thursday, 5 July 2018

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER JULY-2018

FOUR YEARS OF LABOUR LAWS REFORMS

BJP Lead NDA Govt. has completed four years. In these four years in the name of reforms and ease of doing business, so many labour laws have been amended.
                         
Just after coming in power NDA govt. proposed four labour codes, consolidating 44 labour laws. But during these four years none of the labour code was presented in the parliament. Only wages act 2017 was presented in Parliament. This act will replace 4 laws i.e.  minimum wages act, wages payment act, Equal wages act and Bonus act . Besides this two more code bills are also under process one related to social security and another related to job and profession.


But without getting these bills passed by the Parliament, Govt. has implemented some of the amendments. First attack on workers was unleashed by amending factories act.  According to amendment the no. of workers was increased from 10 to 20 for the factories run by power and 20 to 40 run without power.  Thus about 70% factories were put outside the purview of factories act and the workers working in these factories were deprived from protection of these laws. After amendment of 2015, the employer has been permitted to call the women workers to work in night shift.  Third amendment was made in 2016 and according to this the limit of over time has been enhanced from 50 hours to 100 hours for heavy work it is 115 hours and for the work of public interest it is increased as 125 hours.  So in the name of public interest, the employer has been given power to compel the worker to work on overtime for 125 hours in a quarter.


 Second big attack was made under National Employability Mission under which the worker can be engaged as apprentice in the place of permanent or contract worker and he will be paid minimum stipend and can be engaged for three years which was 6 months earlier. Thus so many industrialists who are retrenching the permanent workers and engaging new workers on apprentice.


Third big attack now has come in the form of fixed term employment. In so many sectors this govt. has introduced fixed term employment in place of permanent job, and an impression has been created that all statutory benefits will be provided to the workers engaged under this. But what will be the fate of workers after that fixed term is not decided. The period of fixed term has also been left to the industrialists. They will decide as to for how much period worker is to be engaged. For such type of workers engaged under fixed term, the EPF contribution will be deposited by the Govt. This incentive given by the Govt. proves that the fixed term employment will be for three years only. After fixed term what will be the position of unemployment has been ignored by the Govt.


Thus the present Govt. making all amendments in labour sector for the benefit of industrialists and corporate in the name of ease of doing business and the rights of workers are being snatched slowly slowly and  our  country is moving ahead towards slavery system or bonded labour system again which was defeated by consistent struggle of workers.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

DECISION OF THE NJCA MEETING HELD AT JCM (NC) STAFF SIDE OFFICE, NEW DELHI ON 3rd JULY 2018
Representatives of the Confederation took a stand that as two years are already over after the assurances given by Group of Ministers, NJCA should revive the deferred indefinite strike immediately and date of commencement of the strike should be decided. After detailed discussion and after considering the views expressed by other NJCA Members (representing Railway Federations & Defence Employees Federations), it was unanimously decided TO PASS A RESOLUTION against the anti - employee attitude of the Government and inform the Government that if the Government fails to settle the demands of the Central Govt. Employees raised by NJCA including the major demands viz; increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor from 01.01.2016, Scrapping of NPS, implementation of Option - 1 from 01.01.2016 , withdrawal of "very good" bench mark for promotion , through a negotiated settlement on or before 07th August 2018 , then the NJCA would be left with no option than to revive the deferred indefinite strike action. The NJCA will meet on 18th August 2018, to decide next course of action.
NO CHANGE IN CONFEDERATION's ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15th NOVEMBER 2018
Keeping in mind our experience with NJCA, Conferation National Secretariat has decided to go ahead with the 15.11.2018 strike and Campaign programmes as decided in the 10th June Hyderabad National Convention demanding settlement of 10 points Charter of demands of Confederation. 
M. Krishnan 
Secretary General 
Confederation 
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Monday, 2 July 2018

The 2 nd state level organizational convention /Conference of AIPCPCCWF, Odisha Circle Branch held on 01.07.2018 at "The Odisha Union of Journalists" Odisha, Ashok Nagar, BBSR and com Janardan Pati, state Vice president of CITU inaugurated. Com Bruhaspati Samal, President of NFPE CoC Odisha presided over the meeting. Com R N Dhal, Working President of the organization conducted the open session and the meeting as well. Com P Mohan, all India General Secretary and Com Y. Nagbhusanam, Working President of the Federation attended. Amongst other leaders Com U Debabrata Mohanty, General Secretary of P-4 CHQ, Com SUDHIR Ku Swain, Com Kishore Biswal, organizing Secy of administrative employees union, Com H K Mohanty. , Ex Circle Secretary of R-4,com Dipti Ranjan Mohanty, D S, P-3,BBSR Dn, Com Bishnu Prasad Das, D S,  P - 3 cuttack attended and addressed in open session. Com Ananda Nayak, Circle Secretary of the Federation, Com R N Malla and Com Sarmistha Rath also participated in the deliberation and expressed their views as to how they are attracted towards the Federation and opined before all that formation of union/Assn and Federation is essential for achieving the legitimate claims and is the only forum to raise the voice against the injustice and onslaught and discrimination shown to them. At last the conference unanimously elected Com R N Dhal, Com Bruhaspati Samal, Com Sarmistha Rath, Com R N Malla and Com Sanjay Sahoo as the President, working President, Vice president, Circle Secretary and Financial Secretary of the AIPCPCCWF, Odisha Circle Branch for next three years term. The senior most living legendary leader of Postal &RMS unions and especially of NFPTE /NFPE, Odisha Circle Com Banshidhar Mohanty is unanimously elected as the Advisor of the Federation.In the conference Com P Mohan, G S, Com Y Nagbhusanam, W. P, Com Debabrata Mohanty, G S, P - 4 CHQs and Com R N Dhal, the main organizer and founder of the Casual Labour Federation in Odisha circle, were felicitated by the house.More than 140 Casual, PT clrs, daily wagers, Mazdoors, D R Ms,and substitutes attended the conference and make a grand success. Thanks to BBSR casual laborers for their all efforts. -               R N Dhal, President,.                      AIPCPCCWF, Odisha Circle.