Tuesday, January 17, 2017

NJCA MEETING DECISION


The meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) was held on 17th January 2017 at National Council (JCM) Staff-side office at New Delhi. Leaders of Railways, Defence, Postal and Confederation attended. Detailed discussions were held on the developments that took place after the deferment of the indefinite strike of 11th July 2016 and also on the totally negative attitude of the Government towards the 7th Pay Commission related issues of the Central Government Employees & Pensioners, including increase in Minimum Pay, Fitment formula, Allowances, Pensioner’s Option-I etc.
Meeting ended with a decision to meet again after some days. In the meantime NJCA Chairman and Convener may try to meet the Cabinet Ministers who have given the assurances on 30th June 2016 to NJCA leaders.

As there is no immediate possibility for revival of the indefinite strike by NJCA, Confederation National Secretariat has decided to intensify the mobilization campaign and preparation for making the 16th March 2017 one day strike a grand success.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

AUTONOMOUS BODY'S PAY REVISION ORDERS ISSUED


CLICK HERE for the copy of order issued by MoF dtd.13.01.2017.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

MOST UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL .

PENSIONER'S OPTION - 1 MERCILESSLY REJECTED.

It is learnt that the Committee chaired by Secretary (Pension) has NOT recommended the Option Number - 1 recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission for fixation of pension of pre -2016 Pensioners. Instead it has recommended  extension of the benefit of pension determination recommended by 5th CPC ie ; arriving at notional pay in 7th CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission revision and consequent pension fixation. Now the Implementation Cell of 7th CPC is studying the recommendations of Pension Committee for processing for submission for approval of Cabinet. Thus , the one and the only favourable recommendation of 7th CPC ie; the real parity in Pension which is also approved by Cabinet with a rider "subject to feasibility" is going to be mercilessly rejected by Government , inspite of repeated requests and demands from NJCA, Confederation and Pensioners Associations .


M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
EHS Section
*******
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 5th January, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s ‘OM No. S.11011/11/2016-CGHS(P) dated 20th Ma’y, 2009 vide which orders were issued revising the rates of monthly subscription for availing CGHS facility, as also the entitlement for free diet, entitlement of accommodation in private empanelled hospitals under CGHS, etc.

2.         Consequent upon revision of pay on the basis of the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, it has been decided to revise the rates of subscriptions, to be made by employees/ pensioners, for availing benefits under the CGHS, with effect from 1st January 2017. It has also been decided to revise the monetary ceiling limits for various entitlements of the beneficiaries for availing CGHS facilities.

3.         In supersession of all earlier instructions, the following revisions are being made, is so far as it relates to the facilities mentioned below:

            (A) Monthly Contributions for availing CGHS facility:

S.No
CORRESPONDING LEVEL IN THE PAY MATRIX AS PER 7TH CPC
CONTRIBUTION
(RS. PER MONTH)
1
Level: 1 to 5    
250
2
Level: 6
450
3
Level: 7 to 11
650
4
Level: 12 & above
1000

Monday, January 9, 2017

INCOME-TAX RULES AMENDED TO PROVIDE THAT BANK SHALL OBTAIN AND LINK PAN OR FORM NO. 60 (WHERE PAN IS NOT AVAILABLE) IN ALL EXISTING BANK ACCOUNTS (OTHER THAN BSBDA) BY 28.02.2017.

Press Information Bureau

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

08-January-2017 18:17 IST

             Income-tax Rules amended to provide that bank shall obtain and link PAN or Form No. 60 (where PAN is not available) in all existing bank accounts (other than BSBDA) by 28.02.2017.

            Income-tax Rules have been amended to provide that bank shall obtain and link PAN or Form No. 60 (where PAN is not available) in all existing bank accounts (other than BSBDA) by 28.02.2017, if not already done. In this connection, it may be mentioned that RBI vide circular dated 15.12.2016 has mandated that no withdrawal shall be allowed from the accounts having substantial credit balance/deposits if PAN or Form No.60 is not provided in respect of such accounts. Therefore, persons who are having bank account but have not submitted PAN or Form No.60 are advised to submit the PAN or Form No. 60 to the bank by 28.2.2017.

            The banks and post offices have also been mandated to submit information in respect of cash deposits from 1.4.2016 to 8.11.2016 in accounts where the cash deposits during the period 9.11.2016 to 30.12.2016 exceeds the specified limits.

            It has also been provided that person who is required to obtain PAN or Form No.60 shall record the PAN/Form.No.60 in all the documents and quote the same in all the reports submitted to the Income-tax Department.

            The notification amending the relevant rules is available on the official website of the Income-tax Department i.e. www.incometaxindia.gov.in

Source: PIB   DSM/MS  (Release ID :156211)

(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW NOTIFICATION )

http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/communications/notification/notification_2_2017.pdf

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Proposed strike action on 15th February postponed.


CONFEDERATION CIRCULAR

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.