Wednesday, April 1, 2009

WE HAVEN’T LOST OUR HOPE:

Posted by Secretary General on 4/01/2009 10:15:00 AM with 26 comments
Friends, you are aware that our Chandigarh Circle is doing a splendid job, on 2nd of March, 2009 on behalf of All India Association, Chandigarh Circle took the task to meet the Minister of State for Finance (Expenditure) once again at Chandigarh; necessary support had been provided by our All India Leadership to transform the dialogue into a fairly successful one. All India Association salutes the comrades of Chandigarh circle as well as Chandigarh Branch for this impressive job.
Immediately after the meeting the Minister of State for Finance (Expenditure) had a meeting with the Secretary (Expenditure) and Joint Secretary (Expenditure) to short out the grievances listed out by our All India Association.
On 14th of March the available office bearers of All India Association met at Chennai right after completion of a brief discussion with the members of the Karnataka Circle on 'The ACES scheme and role of Inspectors'. The All India Association decided to go All out to achieve our target, it was also decided that we should refresh our link with the other fraternal organizations in the Department of Revenue.
On 16th of March we met Joint Secretary (ADMN) and the Deputy Secretary Ad-IIA to enquire about the present position of our demands. It was understood that the Association has to maintain this vigorous persuasion.
On 17th of March met General Secretary of CSS and CSSS and it was ascertained that the Minister of State for Finance (Expenditure) is very much concerned about the points extended by the ALL India Central Excise Inspectors Association. We have interacted with the Deputy Secretary Ad-IV A for the forthcoming restructuring.
On 18th March met close associates of Hon’ble Finance Minister to keep the pressure on.
On 31st of March from some confidential sources it was understood that the recommended file is now lying with director (IC) and the Ministers office asked for a detailed report on the progress of the file from the director (IC). As soon as we get that detail we would try publishing it in our Blogger.
In the mean time we have spoken to Secretary General of Confederation and Secretary General of ITEF Mr. Ashok Sholanki on the pending issues. It was discussed at length with both of them and finally it appeared to al the leadership that a stringent action in the form of a strike action is very much necessary.
We congratulate each and every member and office bearers who are working as a single team to achieve our goal. Hope we shall fight with every odd in near future. Friends, there is no reason for despair, we don’t know about the upshot but we shall fight till the end and request you to be prepared to face any situation to do away with this discerning effort of the Government of India.
So keep yourself updated and help the organisation to fight.

KOUSIK ROY

26 comments:

vinaykumar said...

It was discussed at length with both of them and finally it appeared to al the leadership that a stringent action in the form of a strike action is very much necessary.
Whether any upgradation has been achieved???

Mahendira warman said...

To A.I.C.E.I.A office bearers,

The efforts made by the association is highly appreciated.
At the same time persuasive action has to be continued until we achieve the upgradation.

Subhash said...

Keep it up. We all are with you.

AICEIA CHANDIGARH CIRCLE said...

AICEI may not have started reaping the fruits, but the collective andconcerted efforts made our praiseworthy. The appreciation from the cadre shall certainly keep you in high spirits. We are with you and with all the right thinking people who are for the cadre.

AICEIA CHANDIGARH CIRCLE said...
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AICEIA said...

still now we are not geting Delhi members with us, a little help from Delhi Circle may help this association a lot. Pl. Help.

GOVARDHANA RAO H.S. said...

Good thing indeed. Unity is very much should be intact at this juncture. Actually Delhi Association Office bearer should lead from the front. Give proper feed back & support to them. They should be involved directly in this affair.
Hope they understand the gravity.
Govardhana Rao

AICEIA said...

there should be eligible and honest persons also, at least who will work for the cadre honestly. We can not give leadership to any body who won't have any capability and we hope we should understand that our Association have treasures which may not be from Delhi, but from the rest of the India, whether without becoming an officebearer people can't work, I think this should not be the criteria that I shall work only when some designation given to me...........

Paramjit Singh said...

Keep it up..
All the Best.
Param

rx_fex said...

What about those who joined on or after 01.01.2006.????.

rx_fex said...

I expect a reply from AICEIA....

rx_fex said...

01.01.2006.????.

vinaykumar said...

What about 4600 GP

sanjit said...

Pl. keep posting the development regarding the GP of 4600. I also take this opportunity to congratulate our association for the good works and extend whole hearted support

vinaykumar said...

4600 GP is not just a struggle for better pay, but a struggle to differentiate between Sr. TA and inspectors. It is mandatory otherwise over the years there will no longer be a post called Inspectors

rx_fex said...

is there any plan to put up the matter of 01.01.2006 case in CAT ???

vinaykumar said...

some urgency is required to be shown in this struggle for 4600 GP. Some 500 inspectors problem may be ignored but wat abt 2500 new recruits??? 2006 batch

rx_fex said...
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rx_fex said...

I joined on 02nd Jan 2006 (as 1st Jan'06 was a Sunday & 31st Dec'05 was Saturday), as I received the Joining letter on 29th Dec'05.

And the PAY DIFFERENCE between me and my batchmates joined one/two day before me i.e., on 30th Dec'05 is simply UNBELIEVABLE....

There are hundreds of others like me who received call letters not well in time.

And now they are suffering....

A.I.C.E.I.A. Please do something for us NEW RECRUITS....

At least keep us updated about the progress....

jillawar said...

i have joined the department in Feb 2007 posted on all india basis without giving us choice of posting. when the matter was taken with the association they said the matter was taken up with chairman and chairman agreed to repost us before psoting of this new batch of 2400 inspectors. we were not updated about the progress done i request AICEIA to please look into this matter on sympathetic grounds and try to do us justice.

vinaykumar said...

i agree with jillawar and there are more than 500 inspectors facing the same problem

jillawar said...

i really appreciate the efforts made by our association and ohter formations in putting our proposal for pay upgradation. i feel our words are falling on deaf ears. the people sitting there in Delhi are not bothered about problems faced by us. we should go on strike to show our strength.

vinaykumar said...

please give some information abt 4600 GP. whether there is any hope to fight it out at Association level??

Reji said...

It is learnt that we already have represented to the Ministry. Why association is not taking the status through RTI.

vinaykumar said...

Copy of ITEF letter in P5A/(Vol.II) 2009 dated 11th May, 2009 addressed to Shri K. Jose Cyriac,Addl. Secretary, Department of Revenue and Chairman, Departmental Anomaly Committee Department of Revenue..

Sir,

Sub: Agenda Items for the Departmental anomaly committee

Ref: O.M . No. F.No. 7/5/2009-Coord. Dated 6.2.2009 from the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance. Govt. of India.



We send herewith the following five items (along with brief explanatory note) for inclusion in the agenda for the Departmental anomaly committee on behalf of Income Tax Employees Federation, concerning issues arising from the VI-CPC recommendations, which are to be discussed in the meetings of the committee and settled.

1. Assigning Grade pay of Rs 4600 for Inspectors of Income Tax,

2. Re-designation of the Posts of Sr. Tax Assistant, Office Superintendents, Stenographers Grade-I and II as Executive Assistants.

3. Upgradation of the Post of Tax Assistants and Stenographers Gr. II as Executive Assistants

4. Upgradation of the post of LDCs as Executive Assistants.

5. Integration of Staff Car Drivers in the cadres of Tax Assistant/Exe. Assistants.



Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

SD/-

K.P.Rajagopal

President



Copy to:i) Shri P.Balagopal, Joint Secretary (Admn.), CBDT, North Block, New Delhi.

ii) Shri P. Narayanan, Director (Ad-IX & VII), CBDT, NewDelhi.

iii) Directoro (Coord), Department of Revenue, North Block, New Delhi.







Item No. 1 Assigning grade Pay of Rs 4600 for Inspectors of Income-tax.



CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008, in part 'B' – Section – I - para (ii), under the head revised pay scales for certain common categories of staff, at page no. 44 and in part 'C' – Section – I - para (ii) under the head revised pay structure for certain posts in ministries, departments and union territories at page no.49 states as under :



"On account of merger of pre-revised pay scales of Rs.5000-8000, Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500, some posts which presently constitute feeder and promotion grades will come to lie in an identical grade. The specific recommendations about some categories of these posts made by the Pay Commission are included Section II of Part B. As regards other posts, the posts in these three scales should be merged. In case it is not feasible to merge the posts in these pay scales on functional considerations, the posts in the scale of Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 should be merged, with the post in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 being upgraded to the next higher grade in pay band PB-2 i.e. to the grade pay of Rs.4600 corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.7450-11500. In case a post already exists in the scale of Rs.7450-11500, the post being upgraded from the scale of Rs.6500-10500 should be merged with the post in the scale of Rs.7450-11500."

In the income tax Department, the Senior Tax Assistants were in the scale of pay of Rs. 5000-8000, the next promotion grade of Office Superintendents, who are the supervisory officers of the Senior Tax Assistants were in the scale of pay of Rs. 5500-9000. The Inspectors of Income tax, whose functions were executive in character and are stipulated as a statutory authority under the Income tax Act, who have been assigned specific duties connected with the completion of assessments and investigation etc. were in the scale of pay of Rs. 6500-10,500. The Inspectors of Income tax were all along considered to be on par with the Inspectors in the CBI, IB and other Para Military organizations. The 5th Central Pay Commission had assigned a lower scale of pay of Rs. 5500-9000 to the Inspectors of Income tax whereas a higher scale of pay of Rs. 6500-10,500 had been assigned to the Inspectors of IB, CBI and para military organizations. This anomaly was set right in 2004 through a specific order issued by the Department of Expenditure. The 6th CPC has assigned the grade pay of Rs. 4600 to the Inspectors of IB, CBI and para military organizations, whereas the Inspectors of Income tax were clubbed with the cadre of Executive Assistants, the nomenclature provided by the 6th CPC to the amalgamated composite cadre in replacement of the cadres in the time scale of pay of Rs. 5000-8000 and 5500-9000. This apart, presently the Recruitment rules of Inspectors stipulates 1/3rd vacancies to be filled by direct recruitment and the rest through promotion from among the qualified and eligible candidates working in the cadres of Senior Tax Assistant and Office Superintendents. These candidates are to qualify in a Departmental Examination with a very high percentage of marks, which consist of Seven papers. The feeder and promotion cadres are now placed in the same PB and grade pay. The above recommendation of the 6th CPC therefore has to be implemented in the case of Inspectors and they are to be placed in the PB 2 with grade pay of Rs. 4600, which would incidentally bring about the parity that was all along in existence with the Inspectors of Para military forces, IB and CBI.









Item No. 2. Redisgnation of the Posts of Sr. TA, OS and Gr.I and II as Executive Assistant.



The recommendations of the 6th CPC vide para 3.1.12 and 3.1.15 are reproduced hereunder:-

"3.1.12. Simultaneously all future recruitment to CSS/CSSS/analogous Secretariat and Stenographers Cadres in non participating Ministries/organizations in the scale of Rs. 6500-10500 will be made as Executive Assistant minimum recruitment qualification for which would include graduation and one year diploma in computers, no recruitment should henceforth be made in the grade of Stenographers carrying the scale of Rs. 4000-6000. All the vacancies arising in this case of Rs. 4000-6000/Rs. 6500-10500 in CSS/Analogous cadres and in the cadre of Rs. 6500-10500 in CSS/Analogous cadres would henceforth be filled up recruitment of Executive Assistants. These Executive Assistants will discharge the functions presently being carried out by Assistants as well as the private secretaries and in their case the cadres of CSS/CSSS and analogous cadres in other non participating ministries/organizations will be merged for promotional and all other purposes. In so far as present incumbents to CSS/CSSS and analogous cadres in other Non participating Ministries/organizations are concerned they may continue as distinct cadres till the time the Administrative Ministries evolve a procedure for their job enlargement/enrichment retraining and redeployment."



"3.1.14. In accordance with the principle established in the earlier paragraphs parity between field and Secretariat offices is recommended. This will involve merger of a few grades. In the stenographer cadre, the posts of Stenographers Gr. II and Gr. I in the existing scales of Rs. 4500-7000/Rs. 5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000 will therefore, stand merged and be placed in the higher pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500. In the case of Ministerial posts in non secretariat offices, the post of Head Clerks, Assistants, Office Superintencdents and Administrative officers, Gr. III in the respective pay scales of Rs. 5000-8000, 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 will stand merged."



"3.1.15 simultaneously separate recruitment to the Ministerial and stenographer cadres in the field offices shall cease immediately. All future recruitment in the pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 corresponding to the revised pay band PB2 or Rs. 8700-34800 along with grade pay of Rs. 4200 for every field office shall be made as Executive Assistants whose qualification as well as method of recruitment shall be as prescribed for Executive Assistants in the Secretariat. 50% of the posts in this grade shall be filled by direct recruitment of candidates possessing minimum qualification of a graduate degree and one year diploma in computer. The existing incumbents in the Ministerial and Stenographers Cadres in the field offices shall continue as distinct cadres till the time the administrative Ministry concerned a procedure for their job enlargement/enrichment, retraining and redeployment in one unified cadre."



In Income-tax Department, the cadres that are to be merged and made into a composite one with the nomenclature as Executive Assistants are, Senior Tax Assistants, Office Superintendents, Stenographer Gr. II and Stenographer Grade I. having the respective pay scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000 There are 13,812 posts in these four grade in the department presently. They are to be re-designated as Executive Assistants and the recruitment rules amended as per the recommendation of the 6th CPC.

2530 posts of Office Superintendents had been assigned the supervisory functions of 8278 Senior Tax Assistants, 9768 Tax Assistants, 311 posts of LDCs and 11343 sub-staff in various other Group C and D cadres. After the merger of these grades, no supervisory grades would become available other than the Administrative officers Grade III, whose number presently is 774. They will be awfully inadequate to supervise the functions of the large number of employees, whose number would increase by the merger of Stenographers Cadres into the Executive Assistants i.e. by 3004. Since presently the Administrative Officers Gr. III also stand merged with the Executive Assistants, unless they are upgraded to the grade pay of Rs. 4600, for which recommendation has been made separately and accepted by the Govt. and reflected in the revised pay rules 228, the situation would be unmanageable. It is therefore necessary that the Department should assess the requirement of the Administrative Officers Gr. III and upgrade the required number of Office Superintendents as Administrative Officer Gr. III with grade pay of Rs. 4600.



Item No. 3 Upgradation of the posts of Tax Assistants./ Steno.Gr.III as Executive Assistant.





The sanctioned strength of Tax Assistants in the department presently is 9768 (before the ADR 2008-09). Once the ADR for 2008-09 is completed the number is further to be reduced. The men in position in this cadre as on 31.12.2008 were 7196. In the case of Stenographers Gr. III, the sanctioned strength is 2003 of which the working strength as on 31.12.2008 was 185. The recruitment rules for Tax Assistant prescribe direct recruitment to the extent of 75% and in the case of Stenographer the same is 100%. While the educational qualification prescribed for the Tax Assistant is Graduation with computer speed of 8000 character depression per hour and in the case of Stenographers the educational qualification prescribed is matriculate with stenographic qualification. As could be seen from the present working strength, the number of such stenographers in the Department of the sanctioned strength of 2003 is just 185. For the non availability of candidates, recruitment has not been taking place in this cadre for quite long time. Therefore, the major chunk of the combined posts of Tax Assistants and Stenographer III is Tax Assistants and as per the recommendation of the 6th CPC in para 3.1.12( reproduced hereunder) no further recruitment in this cadre is permissible hereafter and the recruitment has to be made only in the grade of Executive Assistants.



"3.1.12. Simultaneously all future recruitment to CSS/CSSS/analogous Secretariat and Stenographers Cadres in non participating Ministries/organizations in the scale of Rs. 6500-10500 will be made as Executive Assistant minimum recruitment qualification for which would include graduation and one year diploma in computers, no recruitment should henceforth be made in the grade of Stenographers carrying the scale of Rs. 4000-6000. All the vacancies arising in this case of Rs. 4000-6000/Rs. 6500-10500 in CSS/Analogous cadres and in the cadre of Rs. 6500-10500 in CSS/Analogous cadres would henceforth be filled up recruitment of Executive Assistants"



Since this cadre has to be gradually wiped out as per the above recommendation, we demand that these posts may be upgraded to that of Executive Assistants in a phased manner as per the availability of the existing personnel becoming eligible to be promoted as under:-



The Tax Assistants who are graduates may be immediately promoted as Executive Assistants by up-gradation of equal number of posts of Tax Assistants .Those Tax Assistants who are not graduates but have completed six years of service may also be promoted as Executive Assistants by up-gradation of equal number of posts. The rest of the Tax Assistants, who are not graduates and who have not completed the requisite number of years of service i.e. six years may be promoted as and when they complete the six year service by similar up-gradation of posts.



In the case of Stenographers Gr. III, those who are graduates may be immediately promoted and those who are not but have completed six years of service may also be immediately promoted as Executive Assistants. The rest of the stenographers Gr. III may be promoted on phased manner as and when they complete the requisite number of years of service i.e. six years. As and when they are promoted those posts may be abolished to create equal number of posts in the grade of Executive assistants.



Item No. 4 Upgrade the post of LDC as Tax Assistants.



The 6th CPC has recommended for the up-gradation of all Group D posts as Group C and make it a multi skilled cadre with recruitment qualification being matriculation here-afterwards.

"2.29……While a separate running pay band designated -1S pay scale is being recommended for posts belonging to Group D however, the same shall not be counted for any purpose as no future recruitment is to be made in this grade and all the present employees belonging to Group D who possess the prescribed qualification for entry level group C will be placed in the Group C running Pay band straight away with effect t from 1.1.2006. Other Group D employees who do not possess the prescribed qualification are to be retrained and thereafter upgraded and placed in the Group C running pay band."



There are only 311 posts of LDCs in the Department. In fact the proposal mooted by the Department in 2001 at the time of cadre restructuring in the wake of whole scale computerization of the departmental functions was to abolish the posts of LDCs. However taking into account the requirement of providing promotional avenues for the Group D Employees, a small number of posts were retained with 100% promotion as the mode of recruitment. The Notice servers, which is presently recruited mostly by way of promotion from Group D Cadre is a feeder cadre for promotion as LDCs. As per the recommendation of the 6th CPC, (Para 7.15.18 reproduced hereunder), the notice servers have been placed in PB 1 with grade pay of Rs. 2000/- whereas LDCs are placed in PB1 with grade pay of Rs. 1900.

"7.15.18. Historically parity has existed between the posts of Constables in CPO and Notice Servers. The Commission has recommended that all the constables in CPOs shall be placed in the pay scale of Rs. 3200-4900. The Notice servers will also be similarly upgraded and placed in the scale of corresponding to the revised pay band PB 1 of Rs. 4860-20200 along with grade pay of Rs. 2000."



The incongruity of the feeder cadre being in a higher grade pay than that of the promoted posts has to be removed. Since LDC being a common category, a separate dispensation for the Income tax Department alone is not feasible. We therefore suggest that the small number of posts i.e. 311 may be integrated with the existing posts of Tax Assistants and the personnel employed in the cadre may be given in service training and allowed to acquire a computer data entry speed of 5000 Character depression (which is the prescribed qualification for promotion presently stipulated in the recruitment rules of Tax Assistants for filling up 25% of the vacancies) and then placed in that cadre and the cadre of LDCs totally abolished as it servers no functional requirement in the Department.



Item No. 5 Permit the staff car drivers who have the requisite qualification to become executive Assistant either by promotion or by placement





As recommended by the 5th Central Pay Commission, the Government had dispensed with the practice of purchasing vehicles both for operational purpose and as staff cars. Presently most of the vehicles are hired and quite a number of vehicles having been run the requisite number of kilometers have been condemned. Due to the ban on purchase of vehicles, the condemned vehicles were not replaced. This has created a piquant situation in as much as quite a number of Staff Car Drivers who had been appointed years back have become surplus while the number of staff cars and other operational vehicles have increased manifold over the years run by private contract operators. As the present practice of hiring vehicles is likely to be continued more and more number of drivers would be rendered surplus. Very recently the Govt. has issued orders permitting the department to purchase cars against the ones condemned. Many of the existing drivers are in the higher pay scales of Rs. 4000-6000, 5000-8000 and 5500-9000. Only very few of them are in the pay scale of Rs. 3050-4590. (In fact none of them is likely to be in the entry grade). Since the staff car drivers would be a dying cadre, we suggest that the existing drivers may also be integrated into the cadre of Tax Assistants/Executive Assistants as the case may be depending upon the scale in which they are presently placed and the academic qualification they possess by giving them in service training for acquiring the computer data entry speed of 5000 character depression as has been suggested in the case of LDCs. Only those who do not possess the requisite educational qualification may be allowed to continue as Drivers. Presently the sanctioned strength of Staff Car drivers in the Department is (94,127 495 = 716) of which the working strength is 696.





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INCOME TAX EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
Manishinath Bhawan A/2/95 Rajouri Garden,New Delhi. 110 027.

www.itef.blogspot.com email: itefcentral@gmail.com.

Telefax. 2510 5321; 6543 1807



President: K.P. Rajagopal. Secretary General: Ashok B Shalunke



Copy of ITEF letter in No. N-1/2009 dated: 8th May, 2009 addressed to Shri S.S.N. Moorthy, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes, North Block, New Delhi on the grant of advance increment for passing the Departmental Examination.

Sir,

Sub: Grant of Advance increment for passing

Departmental Examination-Clarification regarding-



The grant of advance increment in the Income-tax Department for those who clear Departmental Examination was introduced in the year 1955 vide F No. 2(20)/Ad-VII/53 dated 24.7.1955. The scheme of advance increment underwent various changes thereafter and the present scheme in vogue came in being on the issuance on a comprehensive letter issued by the Board vide F No. A-26017/44/94/Ad-IX dated 20.10.1994, copy of which is enclosed.



As per the above sited order the LDCs,UDCs, and Inspectors were entitled to draw advance increment for passing the Departmental Examination prescribed for the grades higher than the grades than they are working. The scheme of advance increment was also made applicable for Stenographer Gr. III on passing Inspectors Exam. and Head Clerk & Stenographer Gr. II on passing the ITOs examination.



After the Cadre restructuring of the Department undertaken and implemented in the year 2001, the nomenclature assigned to various cadres underwent certain changes. The new designation of the cadres existing prior to 2001 has been indicated by the Board in the order dated 24.10.2000. Copy of the said order of the Board is also enclosed for ready reference.



We give hereunder in tabular form the cadres entitled for advance increment as per the orders of the Board dated 20.10.1994 and the corresponding new designation for those cadres assigned by the Board by its order dated 24.10.200..







S.No
Designation of existing post
Pay scale of existing post
Redesignation of posts on restructuring
Pay Scale.

8
ITI
5500-175-9000
ITI
5500-175-9000

12
Office Suspdt.
5500-175-9000
Office Supdt.
5500-175-9000

13
Head Clerk
5000-150-8000
Sr.Tax Asstt.
5000-150-8000

14
Tax Assistant
4500-125-7000
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15
UDC
4000-100-6000
Tax Assistant
4000-100-6000

19
Steno Gr. I
5500-175-9000
Steno Gr.I
5500-175-9000

20
Steno Gr. II
5000-150-8000
Steno Gr. II
5000-150-8000

21
Steno Gr.III
4000-100-6000
Steno Gr.III
4000-100-6000

22
LDC
3050-75-3950-80-4590
LDCs
3050-75-3950-80-4590




The Zonal Accounts Officers in various charges had been raising objections as and when the bills are prepared by the field formations for the grant of advance increments for those who qualify the Departmental Examination. Even though these objections are untenable, the CCsIT have not been in a position to meet these objections adequately and convincingly in the absence of any clarificatory order from the Board.



This issue came for discussion before the Chairman CBDT on 4.3.2009 and again on 22.4.2009. The representatives of this Federation agreed to make a comprehensive submission in this regard to enable the Board to issue such a clarificatory order. Hence this letter.



We therefore, request that necessary direction may be issued to the concerned to issue clarificatory order unambiguously indicating the designation of personnel who are entitled to grant of Advance Increment on passing the Departmental Examination. (On having taken up this matter by some of our field formations with concerned CCsIT, certain clarificatory orders were issued by some of the CCsIT. We enclose one of the orders issued by the CCIT, Guwahati).

O0o



Copy to: Shri P.Balagopal, Joint Secretary, Central Board of Direct Taxes, North Block, New Delhi.

Copy of Board's letter in F.No. A 26017/44/94. Ad.ix dated 20th October, 1994 addressed to the Chief Commissioner of Incometax, Kanpur..



Sir,

Sub: Grant of advance Increment to Head Clearks and Stenographers (Sr. Grade) on passing the Departmental Examination for Inspectors-Clarification regarding-

………………….

Please refer to your letter No. CCIT/KNP/Estt./CC/93-94/2489 dated 21.9.1994 on the above subject.



2.The grant of advance increment was first sanctioned vide Department of Revenue letter No. F No.2(20)Ad-VII/53 dated 24.7.1955, to LDCs, UDCs & Inspectors for passing the Departmental Examination prescribed for the grades higher than those in which they are working. This concession was further extended to Stenographer Gr. III on passing the Inspectors Examination and Head Clerks and Stenographers Gr. II on passing the ITOs Examination vide letter F No.6/83/57-AD-IX dated 8.12.1960. In Board's letter F No. A-26017/67/80-Ad-IX dated 6.4.1983, the restriction of Pay to the minimum of the pay scale of Inspectors /ITO was removed. Further, in Board's letter F No. A-26017/67/80-Ad-IX dated 9.8.1983 iot was clarified that two advance increments could be granted irrespective of the year or date of passing the Departmental Exams. The concession of advance increment was not extended to any other fresh category of staff except those to whom these concession had earlier been sanctioned. As indicated above the question of grant of advance of advance increments to Head Clerks or Stenographer Gr. II for passing the Inspectors Dept. Examination does not arise at this stage. Moreover, passing of the examination itself it an incentive to an employee to become eligible for appointment to a higher post on passing of such an examination. On these considerations the existing scheme of advance increment needs to be abolished. However, considering that in the Income-tax Department, the benefit of two advance increment is already admissible to some category of employees; it would be difficult to withdraw this incentives at this stage. It has, therefore, been decided while the existing scheme of grant of various advance increment for Income-tax side may be continued on historical ground, no fresh categories of staff can be added to this scheme.



3.In the light of the above position, the pending representations in your charges may be rejected on the above lines and individuals inform suitably.



Yours faithfully,

Sd/-

(D.M.L.Malhotra)

Deputy Secretary to Government of India





Posted by ITEF at 1:01 AM Links to this post
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Circular No.7 dated 9th May 2009
INCOME TAX EMPLOYEES FEDERATION,

Manishinath Bhawan, A/2/95, Rajouri Garden,

New Delhi 110 027

Telephone No : 2510 5324 Telefax 2513 1593

e-mail : itef@sify.com Website: itef.blogspot.com.

Cir.No.07/2009

Dated: 9th May, 2009

Dear Comrades,

Sect. Meeting on 04.05.2009 and decisions

The meeting commenced by observing two minutes silence to condole the demise of Com. Somen Gupta and Com. Tejan Roy.

The meeting was held at Manishi Nath Bhawan on 4th May, 2009. This was the first meeting of the Sectt. After the Conference. The following comrades could not attend the meeting due to reasons beyond their control.

i) Com. P.K.Vasudeva (Vice President); ii) Com. K.Babu Thomas (Asstt. Secretary) and iii) Com. Mukteswar Prasad (Zonal Secretary-East).

Com. Umesh Mehta and Com. KKN Kutty, members of the Advisory Committee were present as also Com. P.V.Ramachandran, Chief Election Commissioner. Com. V.S.R .Krishna, Chairman, Disciplinary Committee, also could not attend the meeting. Com. K.P. Raj Gopal, President chaired the meeting. The decisions taken agenda wise are given hereunder.

Agenda item No. I. The draft report of the Cadre Review had not been finalized by the DI( HRD). It is expected by 10th of May 2009. The Sectt. After discussion decided to set up a Sub- committee to go into the report and formulate views for circulation among the Circle General Secretaries, as another meeting of the Sectt. in such a short notice was considered infeasible. The Sub-committee will have the following members.

i) Com.K.K.N.Kutty, Convenor

ii) Com. K.P. Raj Gopal, President.

iii) Com. Hari Om, Vice President,

iv) Com. Ashok B. Salunkhe, Secretary General,

v) Com. Amitava Dey, Addl. Secretary,

vi) Com. Yeshwant Purohit, Joint Secretary,

vii) Com. Rupak Sarkar, Finance Secretary,

The Sub-Committee will meet immediately on receipt of the draft report from the DI(HRD) for consultation and formulation of views. Simultaneously the report will be sent to all Circle Gl Secys. through e-mail. The Circle Gl. Secretaries will convene a Circle Executive/working committee meeting and discuss the report in the light of the views formulated by the CHQ. Sectt. The CWC of the ITEF will meet at Daman (U.T.) on 18th and 19th June 2009 for which notice is separately issued and copy enclosed. ITEF Daman Unit of Gujarat Circle will convey the details of arrangements made by them to hold the meeting. Due to summer vacation, there is likely to be difficulty in getting accommodation for onward and return journey. The nearest Railway Station to Daman is VAPI. Some of the trains may not halt at Vapi. In that case you may kindly book ticket to Baroda, Surat or Mumbai. Vapi is just three and half hrs. journey from Mumbai and about two-and half hrs. from Baroda and about an hour from Surat.



Agenda item No. 2. Since no settlement has been brought about on the issues which were specifically discussed at the Conference despite two rounds of meeting with the Board, the secretariat took the following decisions.

a) to hold a massive demonstration on 10.6.2009 in front of all CCIT & CIT Officers with the full participation of each and every member during lunch recess.

b) To organize a Campaign programme thereafter throughout the country;

c) To explore the possibility of organizing a day's strike to press the demands at the CWC Meeting.

The Sectt. decided to project the following issues apart from the issues adopted in the Conference, through the stated agitational programme.

1. Reduction of pass percentage in the Departmental Examinations.

2. The issue of regularization of casual labours

3. Contractorisation of Departmental functions.

Agenda Item No. 3. (Any other matter): The following items were discussed.

i) Nomination of Assistant Secretaries. The Sect. after discussion decided to defer the same till the next Sect. meeting.

ii) Pending Disciplinary cases: The Chairman, Disciplinary Committee is to be requested to dispose of the disciplinary case of Gujrath Circle within a period of 3 months.

iii) It was decided to request the Circle General Secretaries to send the name and addresses along with Telephone numbers of Circle Election Officers to the Chief Election Commissioner.



With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

Sd/-

(Ashok B Salunkhe)

Secretary General.

Copy of notice for the Secretaiat meeting.

X.5(xxxxiii)

Dated 9th May, 2009.

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Secretariat of the ITEF, CHQ will be held on 18th June , 2009 at 10.30 AM at DAMAN (U.T.) Gujarat Circle, to discuss the following agenda.

Agenda:

1. Discussion on report of the Cadre Review Committee.

2. To chalk out campaign programme to mobilize the members and popularize the

demands finalized in the Conference.

3. Any other organisational matters.

Sd/-

Ashok B. Salunkhe,

Secretary General.

Copy of notice for the Central Working Committee meeting.

X.5(xxxxiii)

Dated :9th May , 2009.

Notice is hereby given for an emergent meeting of the Central Working Committee of the ITEF on 18th and 19th June 2009 at DAMAN (Union Territory) of Gujrath Circle, to discuss the following agenda. The meeting will commence at 2 PM on 18th June 2009 and will continue till 5PM on 19th June 2009. (exact Venue of the meeting and other details will be intimated by the Gujrat Circlde).

Agenda:



1. Confirmation of minutes of the CWC meeting held at Mumbai on 9th February, 2009.

2. Discussion on report of the Cadre Review Committee.

3. Discussion on filling up of 10% posts of ITOs from amongst the Senior Inspectors

who have not qualified in the departmental examination.[ as per Conference decision]

4. To consider agitational programme on Pay Commission related issues, departmental

demands, utilization of infrastructure fund as per the decision of the Conference.

5. Any other matter with permission of the chair.

Sd/-

Ashok B. Salunkhe,

Secretary General.

All CWC members and the members of the CHQ Secretariat, the Circle Secretaries, Circle Presidents (as observers), Members of Advisory Committee, Chairman Disciplinary Committee and Chairman Election Commission.

All the nominated Women CWC members through the Circle General Secretaries.

The Circle General Secretaries are requested to restrict the delegation only to the Circle Gl. Secretary and President & the nominated woman members. Due to reasons beyond the control of the Host unit, no other observer will be allowed. For communication of your itinerary, please contact Com. K.R.Jadeja, Zonal Secretary (west)(Mobile No. 09879988188) and Com. K. Madhusudan, Gl. Secretary, Gujarat Circle.(Mobile No. 09909990393)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Circular letter No. 6/2009
Dear Comrade,
Placed hereunder is the Circular No. 6/2009.
INCOME TAX EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
Manishinath Bhawan A/2/95 Rajouri Garden,New Delhi. 110 027.

www.itef.blogspot.com email: itefcentral@gmail.com.

Telefax. 2510 5321; 6543 1807



President: K.P. Rajagopal. Secretary General: Ashok B Shalunke.



Cir. No. 6/2009. Dated: 22.04.2009.



Dear Comrade,



We are annexing a copy of the Board's letter in F No. 12020/03/2009-Ad.IX dated 26th February, 2009 on the verification of Membership. The letter is self-explanatory. You may kindly download the letter and hand over a copy to the CCIT

(CCA) and ensure that the required report is sent to the Board as quickly as possible as that alone will enable us to get the order of extension of recognition for the next 5 years.



With Greetings,



Yours fraternally,



(Ashok B Salunke)

Secretary General.



Most Immediate/by speed post.

F.No. B-12020/03/2009-Ad.IX

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

(Central Board of Direct Taxes)

Hudco Vishala,

Bhikaji Cam Place,

New Delhi-110 066

Dated: the 2nd February, 2009.

To

All Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCA),

All Director General of Income Tax,

Subject: Verification of Membership of the Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF)

Under the CCS (recognition of service Association) FRule 1993- regarding-



Sir,

I am directed to invite your kind attention to the subject mentioned above and to say that vide letter No B-12020/1/2007-Ad. IX dated 19.01.2005 (Copy enclosed), the Government had accorded recognition to the Income Tax Employees Federation for a period of five years with effect from 8.6.2003, subject to certain conditions as set out in Rule 6 of the CCS(RSA)Rules, 1993. As a period of give years had passed since 8.6.2003, it had become due to fresh/extension of recognition. It is, therefore, now proposed to take up the issue of further extension of the recognition to the Federation for which fresh verification of the membership is required. The ITEF has also requested for the same.

2. The verification of membership for the purpose of recognition of a service association shall be done by the Check-off system in pay-rolls of the member employees, as prescribed by DOPT vide their OM No. 2/10/80/JCA dated 31.1.1994 (read with DoPT's subsequent OM dated 10.3.1995) that the member-employee will authorize the DDO to deduct the monthly subscription from their pay roll and deposit it in the account of a particular Association. Further, under this system a Government servant c an subscribe to only one Association and if an employee gives option in favour of more than one Association, his option will be treated as invalid.

3. It is to be mentioned here that the constitution/byelaws of the Income Tax Employees Federation also provides for the same.

4. You are, therefore, requested to kindly verify the membership of the "Income-tax Employees Federation" through the Check off system in the pay rolls of the non-gazetted employees in the Income-tax Department in your charge and furnish the following information to the Board.



(a) The total number of non-gazetted employee of Income-tax Department, under your charge.

(b) Total number (out of (a) who are members of the Income Tax Employees Federation.

5. This may be attended to on priority and report may be sent by 31.3.2009.



Yours faithfully,

Sd/

(Niranjan Choudhary)

Under Secretary to Government of India,

Tel. 2617 2746



Copy to:

The Secretary General,Income Tax Employees Federation, Manishi nath Bhawan, A-2/95, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. It is requested that the ITEF may please arrange to expedite the required information from the cadre controlling authorities.



Sd/

(Niranjan Choudhary)

Under Secretary to Government of India,

Tel. 2617 2746



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National anomaly committee items
Placed hereunder is the Confederation Circular letter No.31/2009 on items sent to the National Anomaly Committee.
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS

Manishinath Bhawan

A/2/95 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. 110 027

Phone: 011 2510 5324 Fax: 011 2510 5324

Website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com

E-mail.confederation06@yahoo.co.in or itefcentral@gmail.com

D/11/31/2009

Dated: 22nd April, 2009

Dear Comrades,



This is in continuation of circular letter No. 30/2009. We have received a large number of requests for the copy of anomaly items referred to the National Anomaly Committee.We are placing the same in our website.



With greetings,

Yours fraternally,





K.K.N. Kutty.

Secretary General.



Item No. 1



Pay Fixation in case of merger of pre-revised Pay Scale



In para 2.2.19 (vii) page 45 of the VI CPC report the commission has stated that this merger has been done by extending the existing minimum prescribed for the highest pay scale with which the other scales have (are being ) merged.



However the pay in the pay band in respect of the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 has been fixed at Rs. 9300 (i.e. Rs. 5000 x 1.86) and that of the pre-revised pay scale Rs. 5500-9000 at Rs. 10230 (i.e. Rs. 5500 x 1.86)



In Rule 7(1) (A) of the Central Civil Services (revised pay) Rules, 2008 , it has been laid down that :-



i) The pay in the pay band/pay scale will be determined by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding off the resultant figure to the next multiple of 10.



ii) If the minimum of the revised pay band/pay scale is more than the amount arrived at as per (i) above, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the pay band/pay scale.



Since the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 5000-8000, Rs. 5500-9000, Rs. 6500-6900 and Rs.6500-10500 have been merged with the pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 its pay in the pay band should have been revised as under :-



Pre-revised Pay Scale
Pay Scale with which it has been merged
Present pay
Pay after multiplying with 1.86 (vide Rule 7(1)(A)(i) of RP Rules
Pay in the pay band as per rule 7 (1)(A)(ii) of RP Rules
Grade Pay

A.I 5000-8000
6500-10500
5000
9300
12090
4200

II 5000-8000
6500 – 10500
5150
9580
12090
4200

III 5000-8000
6500-10500
5300
9860
12460
4200

IV 5000-8000
6500-10500
5600
10420
12840
4200

& soon






BI 5500-9000
6500-10500
5500
10230
12090
4200

II 5500-9000
6500-10500
5675
10560
12090
4200

III 5500-9000
6500-10500
5879
10890
12460
4200

IV 5500-9000
6500-10500
6050
11210
12460
4200

V 5500-9000
6500-10500
6200
11540
12840
4200

VI 5500-9000
6500-10500
6375
11860
12840
4200




& on



The tables appended with the Deptt. Of Expenditure OM.F.No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 30.8.2008 may kindly be revised on the above lines.



The illustration 4B given in the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 is not in conformity with the provisions of Rule 7(1)(A)(iii) thereof and has to be modified as per the table given above.



Item no. 2



On Revised Pay Rules, 2008



(i) Option



It has been mentioned under sub rule 4 thereof that the option once exercised shall be final and should be exercised within three months from the date of notification of the rule vide Sub rule I thereof. Since it is very difficult to comprehend and assess the implication of such option, we propose that the first option exercised within three months may not be treated as final and the employees be permitted to revise the option within six month of the date of exercising the first option.



(ii) Special allowance and qualification pay which are taken for fixation purposes on promotion should be doubled with effect from 1.1.2006 and not from 1.9.2008 as it cannot be construed to be an allowance. If this is not done, senior employees will suffer in emoluments, in case of persons who are promoted during the period between 1.1.2006 and 1.9.2008.



(iii) Clarification No. 6(ii) issued vide O.M. no. F.1.1.2008-1C dated 13.9.2007 is in conflict with the mode of fixation as given in illustration 4A in the explanatory memorandum to the Revised Pay Rules, 2008 referred to in Note 2A to Rule 7. In the case of upgraded Pay Scale the pay is to be fixed in the manner prescribed in accordance with A(i) and (ii) of Rule 7 by multiplying the existing Basic Pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor i.e. 1.86 and rounding the resultant figure to the next multiple of ten. The clause A(ii) of Rule 7 stipulates that if the minimum of the revised pay Band/Pay scale is more than the amount arrived at by multiplying the existing Basic Pay by a factor of 1.86 and rounding to the next multiple of ten, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised pay Band / Pay scale. In other words the revised Pay Band arrived at with reference to the existing Basic Pay should not be less than the minimum of the upgraded pay scales. This aspect has been ignored in the clarification No. 6(i) of the OM dated 13.9.2008. Therefore this may be withdrawn.



(iv) Rule 8 of the Revised Pay Rules. On going through the table for fixation given for new entrants and the existing employees in the same stage (especially at the minimum of the scale of pay) we find that the new entrants are fixed at a higher stage compared to the existing employees as per illustration given hereunder.



Grade Pay Pay of new entrant Pay of an existing employee at the Minimum Stage

2000 8460 8060

2400 9910 9840

2800 11360 11170



This anomaly is to be removed by appropriate revision of fitment tables.



(v) Rule 9. Date of next increment



It is seen after going through the stipulation in the above rules that a person whose increment falls on 1.1.2006 will get the increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised pay scale and will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 i.e. on expiry of six months. Similarly, those whose next increment is between 1st July 2006 and 1st Decemeber 2006, would also be granted next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006. On the other hand, the persons whose increment dates are between 1st Feb. 2006 and 1st Jule 2006 have to wait for more than 12 months to get the next increment on 1.7.2006. This is quite anomalous. In the case of those who retire during the period between 1st Feb and 30th June, they will suffer a loss of one increment perpetually thus affecting their pension. It is, therefore proposed that the persons whose increment falls between 1st Feb and 1st June, 2006 may be given one increment on 1.1.2006 as a one time measure.



(vi) Tax deduction from salary – Spread over of the arrears of salary is permissible u/s. 89(a) of the I.T. Act. No tax will thus become payable by Group D employees on account of receipt of arrears eventually. Therefore, executive instructions may be issued not to deduct any tax from the arrears payment pertaining to the Group D employees. In respect of others, they may be allowed to exercise option to tax the arrears either on receipt basis or accrual basis.



(vii) Temporary Status Casual Labourers.

As per existing scheme the employees who are afforded temporary status are paid the wages computed with reference to the minimum of the corresponding scale of pay of regular employees. In the case of Group D temporary status employees, it will become necessary that they are afforded the requisite training if they are non-matriculates.



Item No. 3.



Benefit on promotion.

It is an accepted proposition that an employee when promoted to a higher post involving higher responsibility should get a suitable rise in his salary. It was on this consideration that FR 22© was framed whereby the promotee was first granted an increment in the lower pay scale and then fixed at the appropriate next stage in the higher grade.



At the time of 5th CPC it was agreed that minimum increase in salary on promotion shall not be less than Rs. 100.



There are certain grades in which, on promotion, a hike of Rs. 650/- is being allowed with reference to the pre-revised pay scales.



In these circumstances grant of only one increment in the lower pay Band/Pay scale and difference in grade pay, if there be any, being granted on promotion is certainly inadequate.



We, therefore, propose that minimum benefit o n promotion should not be less than 10% of the Pay + Grade Pay of the feeder post.

Item no. 4



Refixation of Pension / Family Pension



Para 9 of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions O.M. No. F.No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 states as under :



"The consolidated pension / family pension as worked out in accordance with provisions of para 4.1 above shall be treated as final basic pension with effect from 1.1.2006 and shall qualify for grant of Dearness Relief sanctioned thereafter".



This has left uncovered the provision made in para 4.2 of the same OM, which lays down as under :



"The fixation of pension will be subject to the provision that the revised pension in no case, shall be lower that fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. In the case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be fifty percent of the minimum of the revised pay scale."



Since refixation of pension has been allowed both under paras 4.1 and 4.2, they should both be covered in para 9 of the O.M.



It is requested that para 9 of the said OM may be revised including both paras 4.1 and 4.2 thereof



Item no. 5



Anomaly in pension for Govt. Servants who retired/died in harness between 1.1.2006 and 1.9.2008



The 6thCPC lays down inter alia that once an employee renders the minimum pensionable service of twenty years, pension should be paid at 50% of the average emoluments received during the past ten months or the pay last drawn whichever is more beneficial to the retiring employee.



As per the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pension O.M.No. F.No. 38/37/08- P&P (W)(A) dated 2nd September, 2008, these orders shall come into force with effect from the date of issue of this OM namely 2nd September, 2008 and shall be, applicable to all Government Servants becoming entitled to pension after rendering the minimum qualifying service of 20 years or on completion of 10- years qualifying service in accordance with rule 49(2) OF THE CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.



However, the Govt. servants who have retired on or after 1.1.2006 but before the date of issue of this OM (2.9.2008) have been debarred from this benefit. They will be governed by the rules/ orders which were in force immediately before coming into effect of these orders. In other words their pension will be calculated on average emoluments received during the last 10 months and not on the actual pay last drawn.



It is requested that this discrimination should be removed.



Item No. 6.



Commutation of Pensions



The minimum period of service for eligibility for pension is 10 years. For appointment to Governemnt service the minimum age is 18 years. In view of this, if a person is appointed at the age of 18 years he cannot become eligible for pension unless he has served for a period of atleast 10 years and attained the age of 28 years i.e. when his birthday falls in the 29th year.



The table adopted as per the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions O.M. NO. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 2.9.2008 shows the minimum age of next birthday after retirement as 20 which is not understood.



It is requested that suitable amendment to the table referred to may be notified.



Item no. 7



Grant Revised Allowances with effect from 1.1.2006



Allowance form part of wages. That being so, allowance too should be revised with effect from the same date from which Revised Pay Scales have been implemented i.e. 1.1.2006. There is hardly an justification for granting revised allowances with effect from 1.9.2008 i.e. after a lapse of 32 months. Certain Special Pay like Qualification Special Pay, which has now been treated as Special Qualification Allowance, is also being revised with effect from 1.9.2008. Since this allowance is treated as pay for the purpose of fixation of pay on promotion to higher posts, senior employees, who might be fixed at a lower stage due to prervised Special Qualifying Allowance than those junior hands who are promoted to higher posts on or after 1.9.2008, creating an anomaly. It is therefore necessary that such Qualification(Pay) Allowance is revised with effect from 1.1.2006.



In case of HRA and other allowance, which are paid as a percentage of pay, even on the prerevised pay have to be paid as a percentage of the revised pay for the period from 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 and not on the prerevised pay which ceased to exist on and after 1.1.2006. No order to do so have so far been issued.



The Family Planning increment has to be granted at the rate of revised increment w.e.f. 1.1.2006. Instead it has been sanctioned as Family Planning Allowance w.e.f. 1.9.2008 at flat rates. During the period from 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 orders to regulate it at the rate of increment in the revised pay scales have also not been issued.



For all these reasons, we demand that all allowances may be granted at the revised rates w.e.f. 1.1.2006



Item no. 8



Transport Allowance



The scheme of Transport allowance was recommended by the 5th CPC. Even at the time it had been pointed out that the rate of TA had not been fixed rationally. Group C & D employees, who reside at far away places from their offices, have been given very low rates by the officers, who reside in Govt. accommodation very near their offices, have been given 8 times higher rates than the low paid employees,. The matter had gone for arbitration and the Board of Arbitration had given an award increasing the rates of Transport Allowance, which has not yet been implemented though more that 3 years have since elapsed.





On these considerations there is a case of upward revision in the rate of TA for low paid employees now belonging to PB1



We, therefore, demand that TA for employees below the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 should also be revised to Rs.1600 + DA. For the A-1/A towns and Rs.1200/- + DA for other towns.



There are employees who remain on long tour duties as in the Audit Dept or field duties on survey sites during a long filed season sof more than 4/5 months. Since the CCA which was earlier admissible to them has been subsumed in the TA, they are not getting any TA while on tour for more than a month or for many months during which the field season lasts and they are therefore losing even the part of the TA which represents CCA



It is therefore demanded that the condition of absence for more than a month for disentitling the employees for TA may be done away with



During the survey season these employees have to roam the entire area which is being surveyed. The ground Water Board Staff have to go from their tents etc., to places where water availability is to be explored. Therefore they are also entitled to TA during the filed seasons.



Since CCA was being included in wages for the purpose of revising the OTA rates, 50% of TA may be counted as wages for determining Overtime rates.

















Item no. 9

Revision of Existing Allowances



There are certain allowances which are to be withdrawn and replaced by new schemes like Insurance for Risk Allowance, Patient Care Allowance etc. These schdemes have so far not been formulated. When formulated, these will have to be discussed in the JCM fora before these are implemented. For the intervening period from 1.9.2008 to the date on which these alternate schemes are implemented, the rates of these allowances may be doubled and implemented.





Item no. 10



Parity in pension of all pre 1996 retirees with those who retired on or after 1.1.1996



The government has already accepted in principle that there shall be parity in pension amongst pensioners irrespective of the date from which they had retired.



Accordingly pension of all pre 1986 retirees was revised w.e.f. 1.1.1996 by first determining the notional pay which would have been fixed as on 1.1.86 (treating as if the employees were in service on that date) and then the Notional Pension was updated by applying the same fitment formula which was applied to serving employees.



We, therefore, demanded that the notional pay of all pre 1996 retirees may be fixed as on 1.1.96 in terms of Revised Pay Rules, 19996 and the notional pension as on 1.1.96 may be revised w.e.f. 1.1.06 by applying the same fitment formula which is applied in the case of serving employees i.e. by multiplying the notional pension as on 1.1.96 by 1.86 + the Grade Pay of the Pay Scale (V CPC) from which they would have retired.



The revision of pension has not been done by applying the formula of Basic Pension as on 1.1.96 + Dearness Pension (50% of Basic Pension) + Dearness Relief on Basic Pension + Dearness Pension + 40% of Basic Pension.



This is not the same that has been granted to serving employees. IN whose case the Grade Pay which is the fitment benefit is 40% of the maximum of the Pre-revised Pay Scale.



As such the Pensioners should also be granted 50% of the Grade Pay of the Pay Scale from which they had retired by way of fitment benefit and not 40% of Basic Pension.



Item no. 11



Anomaly in Pension to those retiring within first 9 months of 2006 not fully rectified



The Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare, in their Clarificatory O.M. F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) Pt.II dated 3.10.2008, at Sl.No.5 (para 12), have stipulated that, for the purpose of computing average emoluments in the case of Government servants who have opted for fixation of pay in the revised Pay Band and retire within 10 moths from the date of coming over to the Revised Pay Band, basic pay for the 10 months period preceding retirement shall be calculated by taking into account pay as follows:-



(i) For the period during which pay is drawn in the revised Pay Structure pay drawn in the prescribed Pay Band plus applicable grade pay or the pay in the Pay Scale in case of HAG + & above;

(ii) For the remaining period during which pay is drawn in the pre-revised pay scale:-

(a) Basic Pay + Dearness Pay and actual D.A. appropriate to the basif Pay at the rates in force on 1.1.2006 drawn during the relevant period.

(b) Notional increase of basic pay by applying the fitment benefit of 40% on th e basic pay in pre-revised Pay Scale.



The average emoluments so computed would not fully rectify the anomaly as because those who have retired on 31.10.2008 and thereafter will get their average emoluments for all the preceding months in the prescribed Pay Band plus applicable grade pay i.e. Basic Pay in pre-revised Pay Scale multiplied by 1.86 + Grade Pay which is 40% of the maximum of the pre-revised pay scale or even more than that in the case of S-16 onwards. On the other hand what has been allowed as per the above clarification in the case of these retiring within 10 months is



Basic Pay in pre-revised Pay Scale multiplied by 1.74+40% of basic pay in the pre-revised pay scale.



With a view to remove the anomaly it is demanded that for the period preceding 10 months during which pre-revised pay is drawn, the pay of those retiring between 1.1.06 and 30.9.06 should be taken as under:-



a) Basic pay multiplied by 1.86



Plus



b) Notional increase in the basic pay by the Grade Pay applicable and not 40% of basic pay in the pre-revised Pay Scale.



Item no. 12



Revision of Pension of those retired during the period 1.1.2006 to 1.9.2008



The recommendation of VI CPC for grant of full pension @ 50% of average emoluments received during the last 10n months or the pay last drawn whichever is more beneficial to all employees rendering minimum of 20 years of service has been accepted.



Rule 49(2) (a) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 shall have to be revised by providing 20 years for 33 years and Rule 34 of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 will also undergo a change by including the last pay drawn if it is more beneficial as emoluments for the purpose of fixing pension.



It is, therefore, not correct to state that qualifying service of 20 years and average emoluments or the last pay drawn are not separable (vide Deptt. Of Pension & Pensioners Welfare clarification No.1 in O.M. F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) Pt.II dated 3.10.2008).



The Commission's recommendation that payment of full pension on completion of 20 years of qualifying service may take effect prospectively i.e. from 2.9.2008 which has been accepted by the government vide their O.M. dated 2.9.2008 is to say the least unconstitutional in the light of the judgement dated 17.12.82 of the Hon. Apex Court which is popularly known as the Nakara Judgement. They have ruled as under:-



That by introducing an arbitrary eligibility criteria: being in service and retiring at a subsequent date for being eligible for the liberalilzation in Pension Rules (or any other liberalization in Pension rules) and thereby dividing a homogeneous class (Pensioners – past, present and future), this classification being not based on any discernable rational principle and having been found wholly unrelated to the object sought to be achieved by grant of such liberalization and the eligibility criteria being thoroughly arbitrary, we are of the view that eligibility for the Liberasized Pension Scheme of being in service on the specified date and retiring subsequent to the date violates Article 14 of the Constitution and is unconstitutional and is struck down.



With due respect to the VI CPC, it is, therefore, stated that the above recommendations vide para 5.1.33 of their Report from a prospective date (vide para 6.5.3 of VI CPC Report) is ultra virus of Art.14 of the Constitution and may therefore be rejected.



No only those who have retired between 1.1.2006 and 1.9.2008 but even those who retired prior to 1.1.2006 may be granted full pension if they had rendered 20 years of service i.e. 50% of the average emoluments for the last 10 months or the last pay if that be more beneficial.





Item no. 13



Allowances





Daily Allowance on Tour



The DA rates may be revised with regard to those drawing Grade Pay of 4200 to 4800 and below 4200 in the following manner.



Rs.4200 to 4800 – Reimbursement of hotel accommodation of upto Rs.1000/- per day; reimbursement of travel charge upto Rs.150/- per diem for travel with in city and reimbursement of food not exceeding Rs. 200/- per day. The reimbursement of travel and food charges may be made on self certification or on assumption that the prescribed amount has been opted.



Below Rs.4200/- Reimbursement of hotel accommodation of upto Rs.700/- per day; reimbursement of travel charges upto Rs.150/- per diem for travel within city and reimbursement of food not exceeding Rs. 200/- per day. The reimbursement of travel and food charges may be made on self certification or on assumption that the prescribed amount has been spent.



This is being demanded because it is not the practice to get bill / receipt for fare charged by the Autoriskha / or to insist for bill for tea / snacks / meals from dhaba / restaurant. The traveling employees (atleast some of them) have arrangements to cook their meals etc while on tour and stay in places other than hotels having tariff rates etc. In their case obtaining receipts for stay, conveyance meals etc. is not even called for.



It is, therefore, demanded that a fixed Daily Allowance Rate for stay, local travel, food etc may also be prescribed as was done before.



There are many employees in surveys Departments like Survey of India, Geological Survey of India etc and Ground Water Board who go on filed duties, live in tents, cook their meals and travel to the areas being surveyed by them from their tents, etc., there are no hotel / dhabas etc., even available to them.



The Government have ordered that as an alternative the employees may draw daily allowance at the old rates (V CPC rates). When all other allowances had been doubled, it is not understood why the rates of daily allowance had not been doubled. Looking to the rise in prices, even the daily allowance double the old would be insufficient to cover actual expenses.



The following rates of D.A. are, therefore proposed :



Grade Pay 4800 to 4200 50 % of hotel rates i.e. Rs.500/- plus 350/- for local Travel and food i.e. Rs. 850/-



Below Rs. 4200/- 50% of hotel rates i.e. Rs. 350/- + Rs.350

i.e. Rs. 700





Item no. 14



50% of revised Pay Band + Grade Pay not correctly determinded.



A table has been appended to Para 4 of Department of P & P W O.M. No. 38/37/08 P&PW(A)PT I dated 14.10.2008 showing 50 % of the sum of the Revised Pay Band and Grade Pay. It is seen that the Pay Band worked out @ 1.86 of the minimum of the pre revised Pay Scale has been adopted for all pay scales in each band which is not what the commission had recommended and Govt. had accepted.



The relevant recommendation of the VI CPC ( vide para 5.1.47 page 339 of VI CPC Report) is as under :-



"The fixation as per this table will be subject to the provision that the revised pension, in no case, shall be lower than fifty percent of the sum of the minimum of the pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay thereon corresponding to the pre-revised Pay Scale from which the pensioner had retired".



The phrase "minimum of the pay in the Pay Band corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired" is different from the minimum of the Pay Band worked out on the basis of minimum of the lowest Pay Scale in each Pay Band which is Pay Band Minimum adopted by the commission in their scheme of Pay Bands. The minimum pay in the Pay Band has been shown in the fitment tables appended with the Department of Expenditure O.M. F.No. 1/1/2008 – IC dated 30.8. 2008. This minimum pay in the Pay Band corresponding to the pre-revised Pay Scale from which the pensioner had retired should have been adopted in the table appended with the above P&PW OM dated 14.10.2008.



The revised table worked out on the above basis is enclosed herewith which may be adopted.

S.No
Scale of pay
Minimum pay band
Gr.pay
Totl.
Pension

@50%
Pension

Sanctioned.
Family

Pension

@ 30%
Family

Pension

sanctioned

1
2650-

4000
5360
1800
7160
3580
3500
3500
3500

2
2750-

4400
5530
1800
7330
3665
3500
3500
3500353500

3
3050-

4590
5880
1900
7780
3890
3550
3500
3500

4
3299-4900
6060
2000
8060
4030
3600
3500
3500

5
4000-6000
7440
2400
9840
4920
3800
3500
3500

6
4500-7000
8370
2800
11170
5585
4000
3500
3500

7.
5000-8000
9300
4200
13500
6750
6750
4050
4500

8
5500-9000
10230
4200
14430
7215
6750
4329
4500

9
6500-10500
12090
4200
16290
8145
6750
4887
4500

10
7450-11500
13860
4600
18640
9230
6950
5538
4170

11
7500-12000
13950
4800
18750
9375
7050
5625
4230

12
8000-13500
14880
5400
20280
10140
7350
8084
4410

13
8000-13500
15600
5400
21000
10500
10500
6300
6300






Item no. 15





Revision of Pension of those who are receiving two Pensions.



Para 5.1 of O.M. no.F.no.38/37/08/P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 lays down that where the consolidated Pension / Family Pension in terms of para 4 thereof works out to an amount less than Rs. 3500/-, the same shall be stepped upto to Rs.3500/- and that will be regarded as Pension/Family Pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006. In the case of pensioners who are in receipt of more than one pension, the floor ceiling of Rs.3500/- will apply to the total of all pensions taken together.



This is a clear retrograde step from the existing position whereby in terms of the department of P&PW OM No. 42/2/2004 P&PW (G) dated 21.6.2004, when a pensioner receives two pensions both are treated separately for the purpose of consolidation and not taken together.



It is therefore requested that status quo-ante should be restored by issuing orders, in supercession of para 5.1 ibid, laying down that minimum floor ceiling should apply separately to each pension and not to the total of the pension taken together.





Item no. 16



Special provision for those who retired on or after 1.1.2006 but retain pre-revised scale of pay.



The provisions made in para 13 of O.M. dated 2.9.2008 in respect of above category of employee are against the principal of natural justice and its arbitrary in asmuch as they have neither been treated as pre 1.1.2006 retirees nor post 1.1.2006 retirees.



To meet the ends of justice their pension should be computed as in clause(ii) of para 13 with reference to emoluments defined in FR-9(21)(a)(i) after inclusion of Dearness Pay and DA paid as on 1.1.2006 (on basic pay plus dearness pay) and pension computed without notional increase of the basic pay by applying the fitment benefit of 40% on the basic pay in the pre-revised scale. Similarly, Family Pension is to be calculated at 30% of basic pay after adding dearness pay as drawn fitment weightage of 40% of basic pay and DA as admissibe on 1.1.12006 (on BP+DP). The provisions made in para 13 are highly discriminatory and anomalous as pension / family pension to those retired / died prior to 1.1.2006 with the same pay in pre revised scale.



Although such cases may be very few who will be opting to continue to draw pay in the pre-revised structure, but to avoid discriminatory treatment and to protect that their pension / family pension is not less that what an employee gets on his retirement / death on 31.12.2005, the provision made in para 13 needs further suitable amendment / amplification.









Item no. 17





Commutation of additional Pension on retrospective revision of Pension in respect of Post 31.12.2005 retirees



The recommendation made by the Sixth CPC in para 6.5.3 of its report as mentioned at Sl. No.5 of the Resolution dated 29.8.2008 and accepted by the Govt. of India, is against the provisions of rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981. Neither the Govt. nor the pensioners are at liberty to alter/refuse the contract of commutation of pension after it becomes "absolute". Since Govt. servants who retired on or after 1.1.2006 and have commuted a portion of their pension which has now been retrospectively revised, have to be allowed the commutation of additional pension now becoming due to the same percentage which he has applied earlier for commutation with reference to the purchase value for age next birth day which was taken into account at the time of (date on which commutation become absolute) – initial commutation. The recommendation of the Sixth CPC is also against the spirit of Rule 8 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules. Had the commutation Table consisting of purchase value with reference to age has gone up, then the Govt. would have applied rule 10 ibid for commutation of additional pension and not with reference to revised upward rate. The department of P&PW cannot choose the latter provision by subverting the statutory rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules 1981. It was for the Govt. not to accept the recommendation of the 6th CPC as contained in para 6.5.3. of their report and status-quo as per rule 10 of CCS (commutation of pension) rules, 1981 continued as was allowed while implementing the 3rd, 4th and 5th CPC recommendations.



We, therefore, request the Govt., to maintain status quo by applying the provisions of Rule 10 of CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 for commutation of pension becoming due as a result of revision of pay / pension and modify the acceptance of recommendation as appearing against Sl. No. 5 of the Resolution and provisions made in para 9.3 of O.M. dated 2.9.2008.





Item no. 18



Constant Attendance Allowance



The 6th CPC in its report in para 5.1.44 ( not 5.1.42 as mentioned against Sl. No. 10 of Resolution dated 2.9.2008) recommended Constant Attendance Allowance to civilians who are granted disability pension under CCS (Extra Ordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 for the first time as a new element on the lines existing in the Defence Forces. Here neither the rate of Constant Attendance Allowance payable nor the conditions attached to its payment have been detailed. However, while recommending Constant Attendance Allowance to Defence Forces in para 5.1.68, the commission recommended Rs. 3000/- p.m. as increased by 25% every time the dearness allowance payable on revised pay band goes up by 50 %.



It is regretted that the Deptt. Of P&PW while notifying acceptance of the recommendations of the Sixth CPC by the Govt. in its Resolution dated 29.8.2008 at Sl NO. 10 did not link the recommendation of the commission as available in para 6.1.68 in regard to allowing increase by 25% of Constant Attendance Allowance when Dearness Allowance goes up by 50 %. It is a deliberate concealment of a fact by the Deptt. Of P&PW, which is bad. Even if the Govt. was not inclined to increase the Constant Attendance Allowance as and when DA increased by 50%, it would have been proper not to accept that portion of the recommendation in the Resolution. As the Ministry of Defence does not issue any Resolution on Pensionery matters and they follow the Governments acceptance of Resolution issued by Department of Pension and Office Memoranda issued by the Ministry, the omitted part of the recommendation of the Sixth CPC (para 6.1.68) regarding increase in Constant Attendance Allowance as and when DA increased by 50% will not find place in the Ministry of Defence letter notifying revised Pensionery provisions in respect of Armed Forces as the same has neither been accepted nor denied by the Government. This requires necessary correction / amendment.





Item no. 19



Grant of Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-2 for Asst. Accounts / Audit Officers



Whereas the VI CPC had recommended that the post of Asstt Accounts / Audit Officers and Accounts / Audit Officers should, therefore, (because as a result of upgradation of the post of section officers (Accounts / Audit) in pay scale of Rs.7500 – 12000, the posts of section officers and Asstt. Accounts / Audit Officers had been placed them in an identical Pay Scale) be merged in the pay band PB-2 to Rs.8700 (9300) – 34800 along with grade pay of Rs. 4800, the Govt. have placed Audit / Account officers in the pay band PB-2 with upgraded Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 (corresponding to the prerevised pay scale of Rs.8000-13500).



This has given rise to the following anomaly :-



i) Asstt. Accounts / Audit Officers are Group B Gazetted whereas section officers are Group B Non Gazetted. As such a Group B gazetted post has been merged with a Group B Non Gazetted post.



ii) Since Asst Accounts officer is a promotional post for Section Officer, the merger of these posts has resulted in no fixation of pay on promotion in view of Rule 13(i) of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. The Ministry of Railway vide their Notification no. PC VI/19 dated 23.9.2008 (RBE No. 128/2008) has however extended the Pay Band of PB-2 with grade pay of Rs. 5400 to Asstt. Accounts Officers (group B Gazetted)



It is therefore proposed that the post of Assistant Accounts/ Audit Officers in all organized Accounts and Indian Audit & Accounts Department may also be granted the upgraded grade pay of Rs. 5400 in PB-2



As a corollary to this the Accounts & Audit Officers may be placed in the Pay Band PB-3 with upgraded Grade Pay of Rs.5400 considering the fact that this is a promotional post with higher functional responsibilities and Sr. Audit/Accounts Officers may be given pay band PB-3 with grade pay of Rs. 6600 for the same reason.



It may also be pointed out that the observation of 6th CPC (vide para 7.56 of their report) that "upgrading the Sr. Audit/Accounts Officers pay scales any further will place them in a higher level than the entry grade of 1A & AS which is a promotion post" is not correct. The senior Accounts / Audit Officers are not promoted to the entry grade of 1A and AS. They have been promoted to S-19 post which has now been granted Grade Pay of Rs. 6600. That is why the post of Sr. Audit / Accounts Officer may be given Pay Band PB-3 with grade pay of R.6600.





Item No. 20



Revision in Base Index for D.A.



12 months average index of 536 (AICPI – IW) 1982 series corresponds to 74.97 % increase over the base index of 306.33 prescribed by V CPC. Since 74% increase in D.A. has only been merged in emoluments (Pay Band), this increase corresponds to 12 monthly average index of 533.02 of cost of living index (1982=100) series.



The base index for the 6th CPC pay scale should therefore be 533.02 of 1992 Index i.e. 115.12 in (2001=100) series.



It is, therefore, proposed that the base index in (2001=100) series for the computation of D.A. in pay scale of 6th CPC may be taken as 115.12 and not 115.76.





Item. No. 21



Child Care Leave (CCL) in respect of Central Government employees as a result of Sixth Pay Commission Report.



On the basis of the recommendation of the 6th CPC, CCL was introduced by the Govt. This facility for the women employees is in fact a landmark recommendation by the Pay Commission in the area of reform under modern work culture. The decision by the Govt. to accept this recommendation is also equally historical which has been given wide publicity by all sections of the print and electronic media. CCL is one of the right steps towards the welfare of women employees which will bring diversified results in the area of small family norms. It would definitely be a great relief to women employees having girl children, particularly having a single girl child. No doubt, a single girl child requires more attention and presence of her mother.



However, ignoring all the above social issues, DOPT has issued the latest clarification which has taken away the spirit and enthusiasm of the women employees. As per the clarification issued by the DOPT vide its OM no. 13018/2/2008 –Estt(L) dated 18/11/2008 this landmark facility has become as goods as withdrawn as one of the conditions in the clarificatory orders clearly stipulates that CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave at her credit.



It is proposed that the above clarification order may kindly be withdrawn as the 6th CPC had not indicated that the leave will be available only in the event of there being no leave at credit.





Item no. 22



Cumulative loss in wages as a result of New Fixation Formula on promotion to the next higher grade.



As per extant rules and procedure the pay of a person on promotion is fixed taking into account the number of increments drawn plus one additional increment and in any case the minimum pay in the next higher scale was assured and granted. As an example, staff in scale Rs. 3050-4590/- when promoted to scale Rs. 4000-6000 / 4500-7000/- his pay is fixed taking into the account the number of increments drawn plus one additional increment under Rule FR-22/C and in any case not less than the minimum of the pay in the promoted scale i.e. Rs.4000 – 4500. As per clarification no. 2, of the order under reference the same provision is absent.



Para 12(ii) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Notification No. GSR 622(E) dated 29.8.2008 is specific about this. Railway Board should amend their order (PC VI/2008/1RSRP/1 dated 25.9.2008).



As per provision of the first scheduled, Para 'A' section II, the entry pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 has been prescribed as follows :



PB-1(Rs. 5200 – 20200) PB-2(Rs.9300 – 34800)



G.P.
Pay in the

Pay Band
Total

1800
5200
7000

1900
5830
7730

2000
6460
8460

2400
7510
9910

2800
8560
11360

G.P.
Pay in the

Pay Band
Total

4200
9300
13500

4600
12540
17140

4800
13350
18150



It is however seen that an existing employee in the pre revised pay scale (S-6) Rs.3200-4900 drawing pay of Rs. 3455 (i.e. 4th stage) will be fixed at Rs.8430/- p.m. whereas a fresh recruit in the same scale if appointed on or after 1.1. 2006 shall be given Rs.8460/-



Similarly an employee drawing Rs.4000 in the pre-revised scale (4000-6000) (S-7) will be fixed at Rs.9840 whereas a fresh recruit appointed on or after 1.1.2006 would be given Rs. 9910/-



An existing employee in pre-revised pay scale Rs.4500-7000 (s-8) will be fixed at 11,170 whereas a fresh recruit appointed on or after 1.1.2005 will be Rs. 11,360/-.



It is proposed that it may be provided in the rules that pay of the existing employee shall not be fixed at a stage lower than the pay at which a fresh recruit appointed on or after 1.1.2006 is fixed.





Item no. 23



Fixation of pay on promotion



The minimum entry pay with Grade Pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 has been specific vide First Schedule, Part-A, Section II of the Gazette Notification of the Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance No. G.S.R. 622(E) dated 29.8.2008.



On promotion, the pay of the promotees should not be less than that of the direct recruits.



In the VI CPC structure there is no pay scale and the new concept of grade pay has been inducted, which should determine the status. As such the following provisions need to be inserted below clarification 2. "The Method of Fixation of Pay on promotion on or after 1.1.2006.



"On promotion to the higher grade pay of an employee should be fixed appropriately and in any case it should not be less than the Entry Pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 for the post"



Further, on promotion to the next higher grade pay, an employee should be fixed by adding 10% of pay, plus the grade pay as demanded by NC/JCM in its memorandum submitted to the Chairman, NC/JCM/Cabinet Secretary on 8.4.2008.



Item no. 24



Denial of monetary benefit in the matter of fixation of pay while granting higher replacement scale.



Railway Board vide their letter no. PC-VI/2008/1/RSRP/1 dated 25.9.2008 have issued clarification that where all posts in a particular grade have been granted higher replacement pay scale / grade pay, their fixation will be done with reference to their fitment table corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale instead of upgraded pay scale. This provision denied the due benefit of fixation of pay in the upgraded scale.



According to the existing practice when a post is upgraded, say from Rs.6500-10500 to Rs.7450 – 11500/- the pay is fixed with reference to the fixation table provided for Rs.7450-11500/-.



It is urged that when a post is upgraded the fixation of pay should be done on the basis of upgrade pay scale.





Item no. 25





Re-opening of option for fixation of pay on promotion.



As per the recommendation of the 6th CPC the revised pay scales have been introduced from 1.1.2006. Persons promoted in the later part of the year 2005/2006/2007 had already exercised option for fixation of pay from the date of their next increment in existing scale. As for example :



i. an employee in pay scale s. 3050-4590 was promoted to the pay scale of Rs.4000-6000/Rs.4500-7000 in the month of October, November, or December 2005/2006/2007.



ii. his next increment in the existing scale falls on say Feb/March/April/May/June 2006/2007/2008, and he had exercised option for fixing his pay in the promotional scale from his next date of increment in the existing scale.



In this case his increment in the revised pay scale will be from 1.7.2007 or 1.7.2008.



If, the order for grant of increment on 1st July each year was (as per VI CPC) known to him, earlier he would have exercised option for fixing his pay from the date of his promotion and in that case he could draw his next increment from 1.7.2006, 1.7.2007 or 1.7.2008.



It is therefore requested that existing employees who have been promoted to the higher post during 2005, 2006 or 2007 or prior to 2.9.2008 may be allowed fresh option for fixation of their pay.

























Posted by ITEF at 1:03 AM Links to this post
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Circular No.5/2009
Dear Comrade,
Placed hereunder is the itef circular No.5/2009 of date.
INCOME TAX EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
Manishinath Bhawan A/2/95 Rajouri Garden,New Delhi. 110 027.

www.itef.blogspot.com email: itefcentral@gmail.com.

Telefax. 2510 5321; 6543 1807



President: K.P. Rajagopal. Secretary General: Ashok B Shalunke.



Cir. No. 5/2009. Dated: 14.04.2009.



Dear Comrade,



1. We reproduce hereunder the minutes of the discussion in the last formal meeting with the Chairman which was held on 4.3.2009, on the question of allotment of funds for Petrol allowance and Medical reimbursement. The minutes are self explanatory in so much so that our representatives could not counter the vague and misleading statement made by the Official side in this regard.



The Staff side indicated that adequate funds have not been provided for medical reimbursement and petrol allowance.



The Official side {CIT(C&S)} stated that enough funds have been provided for the purpose. However, due to lack of coordinated action, funds have even lapsed/remained unutilized at some places. It was agreed that CCsIT should make clear and realistic projections and demands and distribute the funds properly to ensure that the funds are not lapsed.



The above statement was primarily due to the reason that we had not been supplied with the necessary information/data from your end. We therefore, request you to kindly supply us with the following details immediately on receipt of this letter so that this issue could be taken up with Board in a meaningful manner. .



I. Petrol Allowance to IITs

i) No. of Inspectors in your Charge (working strength)

ii) Whether petrol allowance is being claimed and given to all Inspectors and if not the reason thereof.

iii) The amount required for grant of petrol allowance @ 30 Ltr. Per month (cost being worked out as Rs. 50/ per ltr.)

iv) Ascertain the requirement of funds indicated/demanded by the respective CCsIT to the Board.

II Medical reimbursement.



a) Amount of medical reimbursement/claim raised through bills in your charge during 2008-09.

b) The amount sanctioned during the year 2008-09.

c) The amount demanded/required for the year 2009-10.



The Circle Secretaries may supply the details CCsIT/DGsIT- wise of the circle as the funds under the above heads are allotted to the CCsIT/DGsIT-wise and not to the CCsIT(CCA) alone.



2. We reproduce hereunder the copy of OM No. F.No.7(1)E.Coord/2008 Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure dated 10th December, 2008 which authorizes the Departments concerned to purchase/replace old/condemned vehicles. You may kindly take up the matter with the concerned Chief Commissioners to send necessary proposals to the Board for purchase of New Vehicles against the condemned ones so that the drivers who are presently placed on off duty for want of vehicles may be gainfully employed.



3. You are aware that during the All India Conference all the Circles are required to give the exact number of members in the credential forms based on which the membership & renewal fee is calculated for the next three years. It is seen from the credential forms filled up by the Circles at the XXVIIth Conference, that the required information is either not given or incorrectly given by most of the Circles. Further, as the Conference has amended the constitution increasing the renewal fees on Pay Band wise from 2009-10 onwards, we have prepared from the records available with us, the membership of each circle Pay Band wise. We have also indicated the membership of Gr.D cadres wherever separate Group D Circle exist. You are requested to go through the same and intimate the CHQ. any discrepancy or omissions (like Hindi Translator etc, whose details are not available with us) may be brought to our notice at the earliest and and not later than 15th May, 2009. In case no intimation is received, the statement prepared by the CHQ will be taken as the membership of that circle for the purpose of computation of renewal fees.



Kindly ensure that the renewal fee is deducted @ Rs. 30/- and 20/- for PB 2 and PB1 respectively, during the month of April, 2009 by all DDOs and remitted to the CHQ.







With greetings,



Yours fraternally,


(Ashok B Shalunke)

Secretary General)















F.No.7(1)E.Coord/2008

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

E-Coord Branch.



New Delhi, the 10th December, 2008.



OFFICEI MEMORANDUM



Subject: Replacement of Government vehicles by Ministries/ Departments.





In partial relaxation of economy measures issued vide this Department's OM No. of even dated 5.6.2008, it has been decided that Ministries/Departments may be allowed to replace vehicles which are due for replacement as per norms subject to availability of budget, without referring such proposals to the Department of Expenditure.





Sd/

(Madhulika P. Sukul)

Joint Secretary (pers.)



To

Secretaries of all Ministries/ Departments

All Financial Advisers.

Prime Minister's Office (Shri Kamal Dayani, Director) w.r.t. ID No. 2w70/31/C/13/08-ESI dated 5.12.2008.

Copy to PPS to Secretary (Expenditure).



Posted by ITEF at 7:24 AM Links to this post
Monday, April 6, 2009
Notice
INCOME TAX EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
Manishinath Bhawan A/2/95 Rajouri Garden,New Delhi. 110 027.

www.itef.blogspot.com email: itefcentral@gmail.com.

Telefax. 2510 5321; 6543 1807



President: K.P. Rajagopal.

Secretary General: Ashok B Salunkhe.

NOTICE

X-11/1

Dated: 5th April, 2009.



Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Secretariat of the ITEF, CHQ will be held on 4th May, 2009 at 11.00 AM at Manishi Nath Bhawan, A-2/95, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi, to discuss the following agenda.

Agenda:

1. Discussion on report of the Cadre Review Committee.

2. Follow-up action on the decisions taken at the all India Conference at Mumbai with particular reference to the following resolutions.

That the ITEF should embark upon agitational programmes including strike action, if no settlement as assured by the CBDT earlier is not brought about on the charter of demands and especially on the following issues immediately.



a) Assigning grade pay of Rs. 4600 as per Government of India notification to Inspectors, Private Secretaries and Administrative officers and Rs. 1800 to all Group D employees;

b) All employees are provided with mobile phone facility out of the infrastructure fund;

c) No outsourcing of any departmental functions, especially the return processing, as per the recommendations of the BPR report;

d) The BPR should not be acted upon without reaching an agreement with the ITEF

e) All Group C employees be provided with desktop computers to facilitate and speed up the functions entrusted to them immediately..

3. Any other matter with permission of the chair.



Ashok B. Salunkhe,

Secretary General.

To All CHQ. Secretariat Members

Com.Bimal Bose, Com.Umesh Mehta, Com.K K N Kutty Members of Advisory Committee, Com. V.S.R. Krishna, Chairman Disciplinary Committee and Com. P.V. Ramachandran, Chairman Election Commission with a request to make it possible to attend the meeting.

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Friday, April 3, 2009
Circular No.4
INCOME TAX EMPLOYEES FEDERATION,

Manishinath Bhawan,

A/2/95, Rajouri Garden,

Telephone No : 2510 5324 Telefax 2513 1593

e-mail : itef@sify.com

Website: itef.blogspot.com.




Itef/4/2009

Dated:3rd April 2009

Dear comrade,


We send herewith the copy of the confederation circular letter in D-11/30/2009 dated 2nd April 2009, which is self explanatory. Kindly do the needful.

On 19th March, we lost our veteran leader, Com. Soman Gupta, who was once the Joint Secretary of ITEF CHQ and President of ITEF West Bengal Group D Circle for decades and till his retirement. On the same day we also lost the young Comrade Tejan Roy, President of ITEF NE Circle, Guwahati. Com. Tejan Roy died at Appollo hospital, Chennai. We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved members of the family of these Comrades. We request our Circles to organize condolence meetings in memory of these two Comrades. Copy of our condolence resolution is attached.


With greetings

Yours fraternally


Ashok B Salunkhe

Secretary General
Obituary




Com. Somen Gupta


On 19th March, 2009, at a Private Nursing homes at Baranagar in West Bengal Com. Somen Gupta breathed his last. Com. Some Gupta was once the Joint Secretary of the Income tax Employees Federation. He was 77 at the time of his death.



Com. Somen Gupta was born in the Village of Haripur in Nadia District of West Bengal. His father Late Sishir Kumar Gupta was an employee of the Income tax Department. He had his early education in Bangabashi School and Surendra Nath College. During his college days he was associated with the student movement and was a renowned leader of the BPSF ie. The Bangiya Pradheshik Student Federation. He took the law degree from the Calcutta University. Immediately after his graduation, Com Gupta joined the Income tax Department as an LDC in the year 1952. Bengal Income tax Association better known as BITA during those days was a formidable and vibrant organizations of the tax employees of West Bengal. Under the leadership of Com. N.N. Ghosh and Com. Pushpendu Sen among others, it was but natural for comrade Gupta to join the Association and be an active worker. Being a powerful orator and a militant organizer, Com. Gupta became a leader in no time. He was elected as an Assistant Secretary of the Association quite earlier in his career and not only became the leader of the tax employees but also of the entire Central Government employees of Calcutta. He was also elected as the Assistant Secretary of the CGCC of Calcutta and had been the acting Secretary of that organization for some time.


Com. Somen Gupta was the President of the Bengal Group D employees Association for decades and continued in that position till his retirement from the Department on superannuation in 1990.


Com. Somen Gupta played a very vital role in organizing the historic indefinite strike action in 1960 in West Bengal. He was victimized for his role in leading the movement. In the one day strike action of the Central Government employees on 19th September, 1968 his contribution was immense. His dedication, sincerity, determination and courage require emulation. He sacrificed his official career to be active in the movement. He was uncompromising on principle and that has often led to his victimization. He had to face suspension and even dismissal from service. In his death the ITEF and the Central Government employees have lost a veteran leader.


We salute him and convey our heartfelt condolences to his bereaved wife and daughter. We solemnly dip our flag and banner in memory of this courageous and veteran leader of our movement.


Com. Tejen Roy.


The Income Tax Employees Federation sorrowfully coveys the sudden and untimely demise of Com. Tejen Roy, Circle President, ITEF , NE Circle, on Thursday, the 19th March, 2009 at 8.35 A.M at the Apollo Hospital Chennai

Com. Tejen Roy was born on 01.03.1951 in Barpeta Road, Assam. He joined the Income Tax Department on 05.07.1972 as an LDC in Dibrugarh. Subsequently he was transferred to Shillong in the year 1974 and to Guwahati in the year 1984. Since joining he has been active worker of the ITEF. He had been one of the prominent leaders who organized the tax employees of North Eastern Region and to make their cent per cent participation in the historic strike of 1974. Com. Roy held many important positions in the ITEF, N.E. Circle. He was the Asstt. Secretary, Vice president and President of ITEF NE Circle. At the time of his untimely demise he was the President of the ITEF, N.E. Circle, elected in the year 2005 at the Circle conference.


Com. Tejen Roy is survived by his mother, wife and one daughter.


Com. Tejen Roy' demise is a great loss not only to the ITEF, NE Circle but also to the co-ordination comittee of the Central Government employees in North Eastern Region as he had been in the forefront of all struggles of the Central Government employees.


Com. Tejen Roy's abilities and astute leadership are hard to match and he leaves behind an enormous vacuum. He has left behind indelible memories for his colleagues and comrades to inspire them and to guide them in the task of building up a militant and united movement.


The Income Tax Employees' Federation dips its banner and flag as a mark of respect to his memory and conveys the heartfelt condolences of the income tax employees throughout the country to the bereaved members of his family.


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