Thursday 31 December 2015



ନୂତନ ବର୍ଷ ୨୦୧୬ ଉପଲକ୍ଷେ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ହାର୍ଦିକ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ ଓ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା 
ମହାପ୍ରଭୂ ଶ୍ରୀ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କର ଜୀବନ ସୁଖମୟ ଓ ମଙ୍ଗଳମୟ କରନ୍ତୁ ।

ସ୍ଵାଗତଂ  ୨୦୧୬

NJCA is on the right path!!





When the whole nation at the call of the NJCA has started to mobilize the entirety of CG Employees behind the demands of modifications to be made in the 7th CPC recommendations, the Honourable Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has stated that he is prepared to discuss with the Trade Unions for improving the recommendations of 7th CPC!

This utterance from the Finance Minister is welcome as that is what the CG Movement too has demanded. The NJCA has demanded discussion with the Government and for that purpose the Government shall come forward to constitute a ‘GoM’ (Group of Ministers) as was done in some other occasions including 5th CPC time. The GoM can take necessary decisions to modify the recommendations. The Finance Minister who has spoken in favour of discussion with the trade unions shall go ahead and ensure that Modi Government constitutes  a Group of Ministers arrangement to discuss the issues in a meaningful way. If the Government comes forward with this formation then we can understand that the Union Finance Minister means what he has stated in the meeting of Bharat Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) as reported by the Media.

At the same time we cannot close our eyes to some realities of what the Honourable Minister of Finance had stated in his speech in the BMS meeting. He has repeated that more one lakh crore of rupee will be the expenditure for implementing the 7th CPC, which is highly questionable and misleading.  He while say that on the face of universal economic crisis, India could maintain its GDP growth around 7.5%, require additional 1-1.5% GDP growth to meet out the expenditure out of 7thCPC. This calculation is unacceptable as it is overestimated. The 7th CPC seems to have been misled by its economic experts in the Pay Commission as his figures and the figures of the Finance Minister as made out in the Parliament vary largely. The Government placing its own constraints before any dialogue is understandable but it should come forward with open mind for the negotiating table.

FM Arun Jaitley has also stated in that meeting the ideology of left has become unacceptable! Is it so? Actually it is the opposite that is being proved. It was the left that  predicted clearly that liberalization is not a remedy to the ills of economy. It was the left that started to mobilize the people against the neo-liberal policies since 1990s. After practically seeing the devastation caused by the neo-liberal polices in India, all trade unions including the INTUC and BMS have come forward to join the left trade unions in opposing neo-liberalism. The Government in general and the Finance Minister in particular desires to divide the working class and that manifests in his speech in the BMS conference!

The call of the NJCA is the factor that brought out the averment of the Finance Minister about the readiness to negotiate. More stronger implementation of programme of action by the NJCA will surely force the Government to constitute a GOM for negotiating with the employees!

General Secretary

MARCH 2016

Hold demonstrations on 30.12.2015 in front of all offices and Submit copy of the Charter of Demands to Head of offices for onward transmission to Cabinet Secretary.
Conduct three days Dharna at all state capitals and Industrial Centres/Establishments on 19th, 20th & 21st January 2016.
NJCA will meet on 8th February 2016 to decide the date of commencement of indefinite strike.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretry General

Wednesday 30 December 2015

Government to Increase Maternity Leave from 12 to 26 weeks

| Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Government to Increase Maternity Leave from 12 to 26 weeks 

The Ministry of Labour is expected to amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, which presently entitles women to 12 weeks of maternity benefit whereby employers are liable to pay full wages for the period of leave.

Government to Increase Maternity Leave from 12 to 26 weeks – The International Labour Organisation recommends a minimum standard maternity leave of 14 weeks or more.

The union government is set to increase the maternity leave for women employed in private firms from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks.

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi Monday said the Ministry of Labour has agreed to increase maternity leave to six-and-a-half months. “We had written to the Labour Ministry asking that the maternity leave be extended taking into account the six months of breastfeeding that is required post childbirth. The Labour Ministry has agreed to increase it to six-and-a-half months,” said Maneka.

The Ministry of Labour is expected to amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, which presently entitles women to 12 weeks of maternity benefit whereby employers are liable to pay full wages for the period of leave.

Officials of the WCD Ministry said they will push for extending the leave to eight months, or 32 weeks, for women employed in both private and government sectors.

But WCD officials said the Labour Ministry has expressed reservations about increasing the maternity leave any further as they perceive that doing so will adversely affect the employability of women.

“The Labour Ministry has decided on six-and-a-half months following meetings with various stakeholders. We, however, feel that eight months of maternity leave — for women in government as well as private sectors — is required. We will move a note to the Cabinet Secretariat in this regard. Six months of exclusive breastfeeding is very important to combat malnutrition, diarrhoea and other diseases in infants and to lower infant mortality rate,” said a WCD official.

The International Labour Organisation recommends a minimum standard maternity leave of 14 weeks or more, though it encourages member states to increase it to at least 18 weeks. At 26 weeks, India is set to join the league of 42 countries where maternity leave exceeds 18 weeks. It, however, falls behind several East European, Central Asian and Scandinavian countries, which have the most generous national legislation for paid maternity leave.

Women employed in government jobs in India get a six-month maternity leave as per the Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules 1972. The last circular in this regard was issued in 2008, when it was increased from four-and-a-half months. If the WCD Ministry’s recommendations to the Cabinet Secretariat are accepted, the Department of Personal & Training will have to issue orders to enhance it to eight months.

Moreover, women government employees are allowed to take childcare leave of up to two years in phases at any point till their child turns 18 years old. The Seventh Pay Commission recently recommended that only the first 365 days of leave should be granted with full pay, while the remaining 365 can be availed at 80 per cent of the salary. But Maneka recently petitioned Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against the proposal, terming it a regressive step at a time when women are trying to become more economically independent.

“Women in India need longer maternity leave in absence of any support in parenting from men. It should not be seen as a deduction in labour hours but as a long-term investment from the future economic point of view. This is in addition to the fact that women need long maternity leave to recuperate and invest in child care,” said Ranjana Kumari, director of the Centre for Social Research.

She added that a recent analysis of the Maternity Benefit Act by CSR for the National Commission of Women showed that discrimination against pregnant women was widely prevalent in the corporate sector in the country.


3,40,000 Bank Employees Go on a Strike on January 8

| Wednesday, December 30, 2015

3,40,000 Bank Employees Go on a Strike on January 8 

Around 340,000 bank employees across the country would strike work on January 8 to protest the violation of bilateral settlement by the five associate banks of the State Bank of India (SBI), a top leader of All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) said.

3,40,000 Bank Employees Go on a Strike on January 8 – The five associate banks of the SBI are State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur.
Chennai – Around 340,000 bank employees across the country would strike work on January 8 to protest the violation of bilateral settlement by the five associate banks of the State Bank of India (SBI), a top leader of All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) said here.

The five associate banks of the SBI are State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur.

“Nearly 340,000 bankers would strike work on January 8. The strike is to protest against the violation of bilateral settlement by the five associate banks of SBI and their attempt to force unilateral service conditions on employees,” CH Venkatachalam, AIBEA general secretary, told IANS here on Monday.

According to him, it is the AIBEA that has given the strike call.

Explaining the rationale behind the strike call, Venkatachalam said the service conditions in the SBI are different and based on the agreement between the SBI management and the employees’ union.

On the other hand, the service conditions of the five SBI associate banks are common with those of other banks.

“In May 2015, a common settlement was signed between Indian Banks’ Association (IBA-management body) and All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) which defined the duties and remuneration of the employees for undertaking various jobs in the banks,” Venkatachalam said.

He said the five SBI associate banks are parties to the settlement and hence governed by the settlement terms.

“But the managements of the five associate banks are implementing the service conditions of the SBI, which is illegal and violation of the settlement,” he said.

Asked why the strike has been called early in the year, he said the union had deferred the strike call given for December 1 and 2, 2015, on the intervention of deputy chief labour commissioner, Delhi.

“The bank management is forcing its rules without any discussion with the unions from the New Year onwards and hence we are forced to respond,” Venkatachalam said.

Source: Profit NDTV


 | Tuesday, December 29, 2015


It is a simple function but quite memorable one with a large number of leaders and members of both Pensioners' Organisations and CG Employees & Postal Employees trade union Organisations enthusiastically participating at a very short notice! Comrade K.Ragavendran Editor Pensioners Post & GS AIPRPA welcomed all to the function.

Com.M.Kannaiyan TN State President is presiding the function. Comrade M.Duraipandian General Secretary of TN State Committee of Confederation if CG employees released the "Pensioners Post" and the first copy is accepted by Comrade N.L.Sridharan President of Tamilnadu State COC of Central, State Government and Public Sector Pensioners organisations. Plethora of leaders A.G.Pasupathy (Patron); KVS (CHQ Advisor); C.K.Narasimhan (Circle Secretary AI BDPA); S.Sundaramurthy?. (President ITEF Tamilnadu); Ilamaran (Vice President TNGPA);P.Mohan (Circle president P3 NFPE); G.Kannan (Secretary NFPE Circle COC); P.Kumar (Secretary FNPO Circle COC); K.Ramesh (R3 NFPE C/S); and B.Paranthaman (R4 NFPE C/S) as well as quite a number of AIPRPA State Office Bearers, NFPE Circle office bearers and comrades graced the function.,
Comrade N.L.Sridharan President TN Central, State Govt and Public Sector Pensioners Organisations COC after receiving first issue of "Pensioners Post" addressing the function:

Tuesday 29 December 2015

Permitting Of Officials In Departmental Exam

 Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Directorate order dated 10.12.2015 regarding permitting of officials awarded with punishment or against whom disciplinary proceeding is contemplated/pending.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

NC JCM and Confederation described it as retrograde recommendations, unexpected and unacceptable

Central Government need to pay attention to the flaws of the 7th Pay Commission report

The statistics reveals that there are 88% of total strength of Government servants are in Group ‘C’ Category.

Obviously those who are representing these 88% at the Forums which are constituted to negotiate with concerned Departments and Government about their issues are capable of weighing the advantages and disadvantages of recommendations of 7th central pay commission.

The Staff Associations and Workers federations are the one who are representing Group C and Group B at various levels of negotiating forums know the plights and facts of government servants more than anybody. They in fact never utter a word of praise on 7th CPC recommendations since the day the report was submitted to the Finance Minister.

National Council JCM and Confederation described it as Retrograde recommendations, unexpected and un acceptable. They declared that all the central government employees are upset and dis satisfied since many of their demands were not considered by 7th pay commission.
1. Pay Scales and allowances are arrived by multiplying 2.57, just 14.29 % increase over existing pay and Allowances after DA neutralization.2. The rate of HRA has been abruptly reduced,3. Payment of CCL has been reduced for second 365 days.4. Same confusion in MACP continues,5. Uncertainty in Pension benefit in NPS continues.6. Existing Pension provisions are left un touched. None of the proposals submitted by Pensioners Associations are not considered.7. Minimum Pay is very much less; Maximum Pay is lavishly higher. [Minimum Rs.18000 – Maximum Rs.275000]8. Gap between Minimum and Maximum Pay is not reduced, but unfortunately increased. [In sixth CPC it is 1:12 , 7th CPC Recommends 1:14]9. All the Pay commission reduced the number of pay scales but 7th Pay commission maintained the existing pay scales,10. 55 Allowances are abolished, No new allowances are introduced,11. Same 3% increment continues, NCJCM demand for Two Increment Days 1st January and 1st July is not considered12. No considerable benefit on Promotion,13. Interest free advances including LTC advance are abolished,14. Except the introduction of New Pay Matrix, nothing new in the recommendations of 7th Pay commission15. Again uniform Multiplication factor was not applied for arriving Entry Pay for various Grades.
Low value for Lower Grades high value for higher Grades. Again the disparity in arriving Entry Pay is maintained by 7th CPC also.

What sixth CPC had recommended in some cases, what Government has suggested in some issues, what the Department has told, that has been just followed by the 7th Pay commission.
So the Central government employees are expecting the Government to pay attention to the concerns of Govt servants in respect of some recommendations of 7th pay commission which need to be addressed to boost the morale of the Central Govt staffs.

The constituents of NCJCM already formed National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) to invite the attention of Central Government through agitation Programmes to settle their demands. Now they modified their charter of demands to include the issues regarding 7th Pay Commission recommendation and cautioned that unless it is not settled before March 2016, they will be going for indefinite Strike.


The has shown interest to financially support the proposed Payment Bank, having approached the department of posts (DoP), say sources.

The Reserve Bank of India  (RBI) had in October approved the proposals of 11 applicants, including the DoP, to start a payments bank.

These entities may offer most of the services offered by commercial banks, except for loans and credit card products.

“The World Bank wants to part-the project. We are having discussions at the inter-departmental and ministry level and would come out with a final decision early next year,” said a senior official in the department to Business Standard.  

In October, the Bank had said the decision on the 11 new payments banks should expand penetration of banking in the rural areas, helping transform the rural remittances market.

The Bank is still seeking some clarity on the DoP issue, said its spokesperson. “There has been only one exploratory meeting with the postal service,” the person added.

According to officials in the ministry of communications, which oversees DoP, the latter is weighing options on the partners to choose for the project. It is also in the process of finalising a consultant for the project, the tender for which would be opened on January 6. And, waiting for Public Investment Board clearance from the finance ministry, expected next month.

“It’s only after the consultants do their research that we'd decide whom we want to partner with,” said a senior DoP official.

The department has 155,000 branches in the country. In the first phase, it plans to start payment banking services across 500 post offices.

The ministry has said as many as 17 banks and financial institutions — including Deutsche Bank, IDBI, Barclays, YES Bank, ICICI Prudential, and — are seeking an alliance with the proposed India Post Payment Bank.

“They want to use the postal network by entering into tie-ups for delivery of services such as loans, monthly instalments, collections, insurance, mutual funds and premiums, among other things,” added the official.

Recently, had also said it was keen to partner DoP for solutions. In a meeting with communications minister this month, Yutaka Saito, president of Hitachi, had discussed the possibility.

Comparison of 7th CPC Pay Matrix in respect of Grade Pay

 | Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Comparison of 7th CPC Pay Matrix in respect of Grade Pay

VII th Pay Commission Injustice 
Dear Sir, 

I am bringing the following to your knowledge and information of Central Government Staff that VIIth Pay commission has done injustice to 98% of the Central Government Staff by just giving a multiplication factor of around 10 times their existing Grade Pay but generously awarded more than 14 times multiplication benefit to higher officials. So please fight for uniform multiplication of 14 times of the Grade pay and for each year of service one increment at the new scale as recommended to retired employees to give justice to all. 

PB I Rs 5200-20200
Grade Pay
Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs) in the Pay MatrixMultiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
18001800010 times
190019900 (difference +1900)10.47
200021700(difference +1800)10.85
240025500(difference +3700)10.62
280029200(difference +3800)10.42

Initially for first 2 stages every Rs100/ in GP the corresponding proposed increase is 1800 0r 1900 but for GP difference of Rs 400/ at later 2 stages the corresponding increase is only Rs3700/ to Rs3800/- whereas it must be Rs1800 0r 1900 multiplied by 4times to Rs7200-7600/.

PB II Rs 9300-34800 
Grade Pay
Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs) in pay matrixMultiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
420035400(difference +6200)8.42 times
460044900 (difference +9500)9.76
480047600(difference +2700)9.91
540053100(difference +5500)9.83
Initially for Rs1400/- GP difference the corresponding increase proposed is Rs6200/- but in next stage for Rs400/-GP the proposed hike is mind blowing Rs9500/-,in next stage for Rs200/-GP the increase is Rs2700/- and for Rs600/-GP hike further increase is Rs5500/-

PB III Rs 15600-39100 
Grade Pay
Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs) in the Pay matrixMultiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
660067700 (difference +11600)10.25
760078800(difference +11100)10.36
For a GP of Rs1200/- difference the hike proposed is Rs11600/- and for another Rs1000/- GP increase the increase given by CPC is Rs 11100/-

PB IV Rs 37400-67000 
Grade Pay
Minimum recommended @ entry level by 7th CPC (Rs)in the Pay matrixMultiplication factor by VII th pay Commission
8700118500(difference +39700)13.62 times
8900131100 (difference +12600)14.73
10000144200(difference +13100)14.42
For a GP increase of Rs1100/- the CPC proposed a hike of Rs39700/- and for a GP difference of Rs200/- the CPC recommended a increase of Rs12600/- and for a GP increase of Rs1100/- the CPC recommended a hike of Rs13100/-

It will easily understood the members of VIIth Pay commission done fixation and recommendation quite irrationally without any uniformity in a whimsical manner. If 14 times multiplication is awarded to all the staff uniformly Min.Basic will be Rs1800* 14 = 25200/-for entry level staff. Kindly publish this in your website. 

Kindly fight for justice. 

Thanking you Sir, 

Yours sincerely 

Payment Of Bonus (Amendment) Bill 2015

| Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad Today Announced That India Post Would Be Launching Payment Banking By March 2017
Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
28-December-2015 18:47 IS

Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Inaugurates Good Governance Week Celebration

23 New Products Launched
Payment Bank to Begin from March 2017

 A week-long celebration of Good Governance Week was organized by Department of Electronics and Information Technology starting from 25th December 2015. A National event on Good Governance was inaugurated on 28th December 2015 by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Hon’ble Minister of Communications & Information Technology (MoCIT) in India Habitat Centre at New Delhi. This event involved active participation from Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Department of Posts (DoP) and their agencies.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad reiterated the commitment of the Government towards the successful implementation of ‘Digital India’ which would help to transform India into a truly digitally empowered society and knowledge economy in the 21st century. He said the government is aiming at empowering people of India through digitalization. Millions of citizens have already joined in this initiative and invited others to do so. He said e-services should reach more people at the earliest and sought cooperation from State Governments, industry and acadmecia in the early achievement of this objective.

Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad also announced that India Post would be launching Payment Banking by March 2017. He said after the successful turn around of BSNL, new initiatives have been taken for improving performance of MTNL. He also announced launch of free incoming all over the Country by MTNL from New Year.

The event saw the launch / inauguration of new 23 products / eServices.

The key launches are as follows:

Department of Telecommunications

·         Inauguration of Wi-Fi hotspots at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar and Dargah Sharif, Ajmer.

·         Announcement of Pan India Free Incoming Roaming Facility for MTNL Customers.

Department of Posts

·         Launch of Post-Terminals (Rural ICT - RICT) – handing over Post Terminals to rural Post Masters.

Department of Electronics and Information Technology

·         Launch of National Centre of Geo-Informatics

·         Launch of e-Payment Portal

·         Launch of Olabs for Schools

·         Launch of Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) Phase-II

·         All India BPO Promotion Scheme

·         North East Business Process Outsourcing Promotion Scheme

·         Transfer of Technology for “ICT Centre on Tactile Graphics” at IIT Delhi

·         Announcement of Setting up of NIC Data Centre at Bhubaneswar

* The detail on each of 23 new products / eservices is available at the Digital India Portal (

The awards for best performing States/Districts during the Digital India Week event (1st July – 7th July, 2015) were given to:

a.       State level – Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

b.      District level – 77 Districts across 29 States/UTs.