Saturday, September 24, 2016



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CWC Meeting - Decisions

Central Working Committee Meeting at Ranchi on 11th & 12th September, 2016 and decisions

The Central Working Committee Meeting was held at Ranchi, Jharkhand as scheduled on 11th & 12th September, 2016. The Bihar & Jharkhand Circle of ITEF had made excellent arrangements for holding the meeting and accommodating the CWC Members. The warm hospitality and committed team work of the members of Ranchi Branch under the leadership of Bihar & Jharkhand Circle will always be remembered in the days to come.

Com. Ashok Kanojia, President, hoisted the ITEF flag in the presence of the all CWC members, senior Leaders, Guests and the members of Bihar & Jharkhand Circle at 2.30 PM on 11th September, 2016.

The Chairman, Reception Committee welcomed dignitaries and members on behalf of the Bihar & Jharkhand Circle at the Inaugural Session. He illustrated nicely the glorious history of Ranchi, Jharkhand. Smt. Nishi Singh, IRS, Member (P&V) CBDT, inaugurated the CWC meeting by lighting the lamp. Shri. T K Dutta, IRS, Pr.CIT, Ranchi, Com.Umesh Mehta, President ITPF, New Delhi, Com. Amitava Dey, Vice President & Com. Bhaskar Battacharya, Secretary General, ITGOA, New Delhi and Com.K.K.N Kutty, President, Confederation of C.G. Employees and Workers, New Delhi were addressed.
Com. Ashok Kanojia, President, while delivering the presidential address highlighted the various long pending issues of the employees of the Department. He urged upon the      Member (P&V) CBDT to resolve the issues without further loss of time. Com. Amitava Dey, Vice President, ITGOA greeted the members and raised certain matters before the Chief Guest.
Smt. Nishi Singh, Member (P&V), CBDT while delivering her address expressed happiness over being invited and also assured to look into the issues placed by the JCA leaders. She also narrated the status of the pending issues. While appreciating the manner and methodology adopted by the JCA leaders in presenting and pursuing the issues, she appealed for their understanding and patience as decision making in Govt. having various horizontal and vertical layers is often difficult to resolve the issues.  

Com. Rupak Sarkar, Secretary General, ITEF thanked Hon’ble Member (P&V) CBDT for accepting the invitation and assuring resolution to the issues raised at the meeting.   Specifically pointing out the need for a time bound resolution over the issues raised, he requested the Member of the need to make the QRM & PGRC meeting more meaningful. He also thanked all Guests for having accepted the invitation.

Com. Bhaskar Bhattacharya, Secretary General, ITGOA greeted the delegates and wished the CWC meeting all success.

Com. K K N Kutty, President, Confederation of CG Employees while addressing the CWC members presented an elaborate account of the events that led to the deferment of indefinite strike which was to commence from 11th July, 2016. He said that the realisation of the 7th CPC related demands depends upon the unity of all Central Government employees and joint movement If no satisfactory settlement is brought through discussion within the next four months, the NJCA or the confederation will be constrained to revive the movement and requested the members to be prepared for the eventuality of such a struggle.

Com. Umesh Mehta, President, Income Tax Pensioners’ Association greeted the CWC meeting and assured the co-operation of all retired personnel to the ITEF in its struggles.

The Session came to a close with vote of thanks proposed by Com. Rupak Prasad, Convener, Reception Committee and Com Arun Pandey, General Secretary, Bihar & Jharkhand Circle.

           Com. Ashok Kanojia, chaired the subject session, which commenced the next day at 10.00 AM.  The President called the House to order and extended warm welcome to all members present in the House.  All the Circles were represented in the CWC meeting except NWR Circle Gr.C due to their pre-occupation with biennial Conference and election process. One minute Silence was observed as a mark of respect in memory of Com. P S Rashtrapal, MP (Rajya Sabha), Ex-Joint Secretary, ITEF and the other members who passed away in the intervening period between the last and the present CWC meetings.  

Discussion and decisions taken on agenda items:

Agenda No.1:  Minutes of the last CWC meeting held on 7th and 8th February 2016 at Thanneermukkam, Kochi, Kerala, was placed and adopted.
Agenda No.2, No.3 and No.4 taken together:  Com. Secretary General initiated the discussion on pending Departmental and common issues, 7th CPC related issues, review of 2nd September Strike and functioning of JCA. 
All the members of the CWC participated in the discussion and placed their views. The entire CWC appreciated the Status Report presented by the Secretary General and functioning of CHQ. All the Working Committee Members thanked the comrades of ITEF Ranchi Branch as also members of ITEF Bihar & Jharkhand Circle for the wonderful arrangement made for the conduct of the Working Committee at Ranchi.
            Each Circle reported that the 2nd September strike was implemented 100% under the banner of JCA even though they had to face certain problems from the members due to the deferring of the strike slated from 11th July, 2016. They informed the house that there had been great resentment of not going ahead with the decision of the strike despite the Government’s decision not to make any improvement over the recommendations of the 7th CPC. The Secretary  General summed up the discussions giving clarifications and replies wherever necessary.
The CWC  had adopted the following resolutions on the basis of the discussions at the house and demanded  settlement of these issues from the CBDT at the next QRM.
The following decisions were taken after detailed discussions:-
1.      In view of the persistent comment of DoPT on RRs of Executive Assistant & Inspector, the CWC authorised the President & Secretary General to negotiate to get the RRs notified immediately with requisite and reasonable compromises.
2.      Withdraw the order dated 2nd September, 2016 regarding transfer of various posts from some charges without any discussion with the JCA.
3.      To maintain uniformity on implementing N.R.Parmar judgment.
4.      Legal opinion on Rajiv Mohan case may be taken by Secretariat for further appeal before CBDT or concerned authority.
5.      To redress the issues faced during Departmentmental Examination 2016, particularly on paper II of the Ministerial Staff exam and Paper IV of ITO exam.
6.      To set right the excess dossier issue at the earliest. All Circles are requested to furnish details from vacancy year 2013-14 onwards.
7.      On the issue of outsourcing, an extended Secretariat meeting to be convened after Diwali and take appropriate decisions there in.
8.      Immediate implementation of the OM dated 8th August, 2007  regarding Welfare Fund.
9.      To expedite issuance of approval for Compassionate appointments.
10.  To expedite decision on Regional Recruitments.
11.  To revive the agitational programme under the banner of JCA /CoC of Revenue Department on 7th CPC departmental specific issues, i.e. up gradation of Pay of TA/ITI/ITO to the grade pay of Rs.2800/4800/5400.
12.  Re-fixation of pay of Inspectors from Rs.6500/- to 7450/- from 01.01.2006.
            The House then reiterated the following Resolutions which were discussed and finalised at the CWC meeting held at Kochi in Kerala along with the demands raised from this CWC meeting. The House authorised the Secretariat to chalk out programme of action in consultation with ITGOA to resolve the following demands. 
A.     To set ride the anomalies of pay of Tax Assistant/Inspectors/Income Tax Officers with the C & AG and CBI.
B.      Cadre Restructuring & Related matters.  
(i)                 To scrap the report of the committee and withdraw the Order of Diversion of 1633 posts from West Bengal & Sikkim Charge.
(ii)               Re-allocation of posts of Inspectors to deficient charges (where stagnation is acute) as proposed by ITEF to remove stagnation.
(iii)             Withdraw the order dated 2nd September,2016 regarding transfer of various posts from some charges without any discussion with the JCA.

  1. Relaxation for  filling up of vacant posts
i.                    Relaxation of computer skill test to the erstwhile Group-D employees whose age more than 50  years for promotion to the higher grade.
ii.                  Merging of Staff Car Drivers with the main stream Cadres, with relaxation.
iii.                Corrigendum order on relaxation for promotion to the post of Steno Gr’ I.

  1. Recruitment/Regularisation & Recruitment Rules :
(i)                 Finalization of pending Recruitment Rules of EA and ITI.
(ii)               Restoration of Zonal/Regional Recruitment in the cadre of Gr.-C to tide over the huge vacancies.
(iii)             Recruitment of MTS to be restored to the Department as done by the Postal Department or through the Employment Exchange.
(iv)              Regularization of Casual Workers against the MTS posts sanctioned in the cadre restructuring.
(v)                Instruction for speedy appointment on Compassionate grounds.

  1. Fixation Matters (Pay)
(i)                 Fixation after promotion to the posts of Steno Gr.I/ Merger of Steno Gr.I & Gr.II (erstwhile).
(ii)               Re-fixation of pay of Inspectors from Rs.6500/- to 7450/- from 01.01.2006 as per Pr.CAT, N Delhi judgement.

  1. Infrastructures :
i)                    Demands for Improvement of the Infrastructural facilities in the Department, provision for ample space to the employees with air-conditioning facility, provision for adequate residential accommodation according to the norms fixed by CPWD.
ii)                  Laptops to Inspectors, Mobile handset to all personnel in the Income Tax Department.

G.     To implement the OM dated 8th August 2007 of CBDT reg. Welfare Fund.

            Agenda No.5 On the request of the leaders of the existing Group D Circles, the House agreed that the time for the process of amalgamation can be extended up to the next CWC meeting. The House set up a Committee with the following members to propose amendments to constitution and asked them to submit their proposal within a month, so that a proposal can be formulated and circulated well in advance before the next CWC meeting. The Committee may solicit views from all circles as to the deletion or incorporation of clauses in the constitution if they deem it useful in finalising the draft.
            The Committee consisting of: 1 Com.Ravi Nair (Addl.Secretary) – Convener,                      2. Com. Vinod, 3. Com. Ajay Tewari, 4. Com. Jageswar Shah and 5. Com Sharad Murhe (Zonal Secretaries) - Members
Agenda No.6   Com.President appealed all circles to clear off the outstanding dues at the earliest.
Agenda No.7.  Any other matter with the permission of the Chair: No issues were raised under the item.

            Com. Yashwant Purohit, Vice President ITEF, CHQ, New Delhi, proposed vote of thanks to all the Dignitaries, Advisory committee members, Chairman, Election Commission and CWC members for attending and making the CWC Meeting a grand success.  He was echoing the feeling of the entire members while placing sincere gratitude and thanks to the team of comrades of Ranchi Branch as well as Bihar & Jharkhand Circle, who strived their best to make exemplary arrangement for the conduct of the CWC meeting at Ranchi.  
            Com. Ashok Kumar Kanojia, while declaring the formal conclusion of the deliberation thanked all the CWC members for helping him to conduct the meeting in a disciplined manner and also for the contribution made by the members in enriching the discussions   He praised the volunteers and other comrades of Bihar & Jharkhand Circle for making excellent arrangements for the conduct of the Conference and shared the sentiments expressed by    Com. Purohit on behalf of the members of the CWC.  The President declared the CWC meeting closed on 12th September at 6 PM.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

FAQ on Pay Fixation -7th CPC

Implementation of 7th Pay Commission : FAQ on pay fixation under CCS(RP) Rules 2016

CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010

AN/XlV/14142/Seventh cpc/Vol-l
Dated: 08.09.2016
PC of A (Fys) Kolkata / PlFA/IFAs
CFA(Fys) Kolkata /JCDA(AF) Nagpur

Subject: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Of late , this office is receiving queries regarding pay fixation under CCS(RP) Rules 2016.

2. To avoid reference to this HQrs resulting in delayed action on account of fixation of pay , clarification to frequently asked questions by various controllers is placed below in tabular form for perusal and taking necessary action.
Query raised
Clarification w.r.t. CCS(RP) Rules, 2016
(i) Whether option to opt from 07/2016 (date of next increment) in cases where there is no promotion/upgradation between 01/01/2016 to 30/06/2016 as the same has not been provided under Tulip.
(i)As regards opting from the date of increment (07/2016), reference is invited to Rule 5 and Rule 11 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 which stipulates that a government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure. This implies that in cases where there is no promotion/ between 01/01/2016 to 30/06/2016 option to opt from 07/2016 thereby forgoing the arrears from 01/01/2016 to 30/06/2016 in addition to opting from 01/01/2016. Further, a Government servant who continues to draw his pay in the existing pay structure is brought over to the revised pay structure from a date later that 1st day of January 2016, his pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the manner prescribed in accordance with clause (A) of sub rule (1) of rule 7’.
Tulip does not provide for contributing their entire arrear into GPF
It is clarified that Seventh Pay Commission does not lay down any provision for contributing entire GPF or part thereof into GPF account. Para 7 of Min. of Finance OM dated 29.07.2016 is self explanatory on issue.

Option to opt from Date of next increment (07/2016) in respect of cases related to promotion/MACP is not provided under Tulip.
As regards exercising option for seventh CPC from 07/2016 i.e on accrual of next increment in respect of cases who have been promoted/upgraded between 01.01.2016 and 30.06.2016 is concerned, Para 13 and Para 5 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 may be referred which clearly states that in respect of the above cases, a government servant may elect to switch over the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation implying that the option to switch over to the revised pay structure from 07/2016 is not available. Provision of para 15 of Min. of Finance Gazette notification dated 25.07.2016 may also be referred.

Methodology of pay fixation and DNl thereon in respect of Officers/staff who got promotion IMACP between
02.01.2016 to 01.07.2016.
Methodology of pay fixation in respect of cases which involve promotion from one level to another on or after 1st January 2016 has been illustratively described under Para 13 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016
Computation of DA on TPTA along with other allowances.
Computation of DA on Transport Allowance has been clearly explained under Para 3 and Para 4 of MoF, Dept. of Exp OM No. 1-5/2016-IC dated 29.07.2016 reiterating that all allowances (except DA) will be continued to be paid at the existing rates in existing pay structure as if the pay had not been revised w.e.f. 01.01.2016 till further orders.
Whether the option to get his pay fixed under 7th CPC on 1st January or 1st July depending upon the date of appointment promotion or grant of financial up gradation is equally applicable in respect of pre 01/01/2016 cases.
The provisions of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 will apply to cases (promotion, appointment etc) pertaining to the period after 01/01/2016.

3. This is for information and appropriate action under Rule.
(T.K. Jajoria)

Sr. Dy. CGDA(AN)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission - Bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Government of India
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell
Room No.214, The Ashok, New Delhi
Dated the 7th September,2016

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission — bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

            The undersigned is directed to say that in view of the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure, it has been decided that in cases where in revision of pay, the pay of Government servants drawing pay at two or more stages in pre-revised Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale, as the case may be, get fixed at same Cell in the applicable Level in the new Pay Matrix, one additional increment shall be given for every two stages bunched and the pay of Government servant drawing higher pay in pre-revised structure shall be fixed at the next vertical Cell in the applicable Level.
2.         For this purpose, pay drawn by two Government servants in a given Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale where the higher pay is at least 3% more than the lower pay shall constitute two stages. Officers drawing pay where the difference is less than 3% shall not be entitled for this benefit.
3.         As per illustration given in para 5.1.37 of the Report of the 7th Central Pay Commission, if two persons drawing pay of Rs  53,000 and Rs  54,590 in the GP Rs  10,000 are to be fitted in the new Pay Matrix, the person drawing pay of Rs  53,000 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will expect a pay corresponding to Rs  1,36,210 and the person drawing pay of Rs  54,590 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will expect a pay corresponding to Rs  1,40,296. Revised pay of both should ideally be fixed in the first cell of Level 14 in the pay of Rs  1,44,200 but to avoid bunching the person drawing pay of 54,590 will get fixed in second cell of Level 14 in the pay of Rs  1,48,500.
Joint Secretary to the Govt.of India