Thursday, September 30, 2010

Uniform Allowance revised! ! ! !

Posted by Secretary General on 3:48 PM with 24 comments


As discussed with our Association at Chairman's chamber on 23rd September 2010, CBEC issued clarificatory order on uniform allowance, however our association is not satisfied with the order and shall pursue for further revision.








Monday, September 27, 2010

Confederation of Central Government Employees General Secretary Mr.K.K.N.Kutty has written in hiswebsite regarding the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side in second meeting of the MACP Committee, which was held on 15th September, 2010. We have reproduced the full content of the post and given below for your information...


The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee was held on 15th September, 2010. The meeting was chaired by the Joint Secretary (Estt.) Department of Personnel and Training. We give hereunder a brief resume of the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side.

1. Item No. 1, 9 and 29,46: The demand was to provide for Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP as was given in the old ACP Scheme. This has not been agreed to.

2. Item No.3. Option for each individual employee either to retain the old ACP scheme or to switch over to MACP. It was only agreed by the DOPT that they may consider giving option to the Department and not to the individual employee to retrain old ACP Scheme in respect of either the entire establishment of that Department or for a specific category or cadre of the employees of that Department. They also added that they may instruct the Administrative department to undertake restructuring of the cadres in consultation with the Staff Side which would secure quicker promotion.

3. Item No. 8. Anomaly in respect of Junior Engineers of CPWD. The Official side agreed that CPWD may ask for option to retain the old ACP in respect of Junior Engineers which will be considered.

4. Item No. 2, 10 and 48. The Scheme of MACP to be implemented with effect from 1.1.2006. Not agreed to.

5. Item No. 7.Grant of financial up-gradation under ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 in respect of employees who have opted the revised Pay Band Grade Pay System with effect from 1.1.2006. Agreed to.

6. Item No. 4 and 26. Applicability of MACP scheme to Group D employees placed in the grade pay of Rs. 1800 in PB1. along with the benefit of 3% increment in each stage of up-gradation. Covered by the clarification already issued by the Department of personnel ( See their website)

7. Item No. 5 and 23. Counting of 50% of service rendered by a casual labourer with temporary status for reckoning the 10, 20 and 30 years of service for the purpose of MACP. They will examine the court ruling in this regard according which the entire casual service should count for the purpose of MACP.

8. Item No. 6. Supervised staff placed in higher grade pay than their supervisor. The item has been transferred to the National Anomaly Committee for discussion.

9. Item No.11 and 47. In the Railways and some other departments, promotion continues to be given in the merged pay scales, since these have not been functionally merged. It was demanded that in such promotion increment at the rate of 3% may be granted. The Official side has agreed to consider such cases, if taken up by the respective departments.

10. Item No. 15, 22, 39 and 51.These would be considered in the Anomaly Committee of Railways.

11. Item No. 12, 30 and 49. Those selected under LDCE/GBCE schemes may be treated as directly recruited personnel as was done in the case of old ACP scheme. The Official side agreed to look into it.

12. Item Nos. 13, 16. 24 , 50 and 58. It was pointed out that under old ACP scheme in case of anemployee who were reverted from higher post to lower post at this request ( to enable him to get transfer to another recruiting unit) the service rendered by him in the higher post was counted for the benefit of ACP. This should be extended to the MACP as well. The Official side agreed to issue necessary clarification in this regard.

13. Item No.14. A departmental employee who has been appointed to a higher grade by virtue of his being selected in a Direct Recruitment Examination the ten, twenty and thirty years of service for the purpose of MACP to be reckoned from the date of such appointment. Necessary clarificatory order has been issued by the DOPT. ( Please see their website)

14. Item No. 16. The service rendered by an employee who had resigned may be counted if he is given re-employment for the purpose of MACP. The Official side wanted this item to be processed separately.

15. Item No. 17. The service rendered prior to removal or dismissal should count if he is reinstated on appeal or by Courts. The Official side stated that the past service will be considered if so ordered by the Court or the Appellate Authorities.

16. Item No. 36. The service rendered in a State Government/Statutory body /PSU before appointment in the Central Govt. to be counted for MACP. Not agreed to.

17. Item No. 37 and 38. Counting the probation period for the purpose of MACP. This is counted as per the scheme

18. Item No. 42. Application of MACP to a surplus hand redeployed to lower post. This is covered under the scheme.

19. Item No. 18 and 54. A person de-categorised on medical grounds to be treated as a fresh appointee. It was not agreed to .

20. Item No. 41. The service rendered in higher grade who have been redeployed in the lower post on medical de-categorised on medical grounds may be counted under the MACP. The official side agreed to reiterate Railway Board's order issued in the year 2005.

21. Item No. 19, 33 and 53. Stepping up benefit to seniors when the juniors get higher pay on account of financial up-gradation. The Supreme Court has given such an order. The Official side will examine this issue and the copy of the Supreme Court's order may be furnished to them.

22. Item No.20. The Account Assistants in the Railways when appointed on qualifying the Appendix II Examination may be treated as a fresh appointee and his past service in the lower post be ignored. The Railway Board to process this case separately.

23. Item No. 21.27 and 28. The Bench mark of good for entitlement to MACP benefit in cases where promotion to the higher posts is on the basis of seniority cum fitness may be done away with. Agreed to examine and issue necessary clarification.

24. Item No. 24, 40 and 45. Counting of Training period. The induction training period would be counted.

25. Item No. 25. The incentive may be given as applicable to the grade pay granted under MACP. This may be considered by the Railways.

26. Item No.31. Extension of MACP to Staff Car Drivers and other Drivers etc. The orders have been issued separately.

27. Item No.34. Pay fixation on promotion subsequent to the grant of MACP with an increment. This was not accepted.

28. Item No. 35. Notional classification for Central Government employees Insurance scheme for those with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 to be treated as Group B and covered by the scheme for Group B. Not accepted.

29. Item No.43. There are several illustrations given relating to Railway employees. These were not discussed and each case was asked to be processed separately.

30. Item No. 55. There are no provisions for grant of certain privileges/incentive on grant of MACP as was there in the old ACP scheme. The Item may be considered by the Railway administration.

Due to some unavoidable circumstances, we could not place this letter on our website immediately after the meeting. We regret for the same.



With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
Sd/-
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary Genera

Friday, September 24, 2010

Meeting with Chairman

Posted by Secretary General on 9:27 AM with 8 comments

On 23rd September 2010 Chairman took a meeting with the Association. In the meeting we have pointed out :

  1. The ongoing cadre restructuring exercise and its effect
  2. Notional fixation of pay of Inspectors of Central Excise in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 6500-10500 with effect from 01.01.1996.
  3. Fixation of minimum pay corresponding to pre-revised scale of Rs. 7450-11500 consequent to up-gradation ordered on 13.11.2009.
  4. Anomaly in pay of 1992 batch Inspectors who received ACP prior to 20.04.2004.
  5. Lifting of ban on ICT
  6. JCM s should be conducted at the Board level and at local level at regular intervals.
  7. Abolition of control room duty.
  8. The 1% incentive on incremental revenue should be utilized for providing facilities and infrastructure for lower level staffs also.
  9. Departmental Clarification on MACP.

  10. Protocol duty performed by Inspectors to various higher officials and VVIP’s.
  11. Non-functioning of the departmental anomaly committee
  12. uniform allowance and its relevance.
Chairman gave us a very patient hearing and the meeting went on for one and half hour, Joint Secretary Sri Aabhay Singh and General Secretary Delhi Circle Sri H.S.Bajaj were there along with other office bearers. Detail of the meeting will be published through a circular within a short while.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Posted by Secretary General on 7:52 AM with 17 comments
Commrades,

With great displeasure we were bound to stop discussion box for quite some time, we are pursuing each and every pending demands at the Board level moreover we are trying to build a single organisation through out the country, We would like to request our comrades through out India to build our organisation in those placeBulleted Lists where organisation is sleeping under some one's briefcase. So, we request our readers to act prudently before writing your comments in this Blog and we are reopening our comments box.
  • Long live AICEIA
  • Long live our Unity

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bonus order

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Grant of Non-Productivity linked Bonus (ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government employees



No.7/22/2008-E-III(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.III-A Branch)


New Delhi,the 22nd September,2010


Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity linked Bonus (ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government employees for the year 2009-2010-Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies



Orders have been issued vide this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.7/24/2007 E-III(A) dated 22-09-2009 authorizing 30 days emoluments as Non-PLB (as-hoc bonus) for the accounting year 2009-2010 to the central government employees not covered by the productivity Linked Bonus Schemes. The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the Non-PLB (Ad-hoc) bonus so admissible subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the aforesaid orders, may be extended to the employees of autonomous bodies, partly or fully funded by the Central Government which (i)follow the pattern of emoluments identical to that of the Central Government and(ii) do not have any bonus or ex-gratia or incentive scheme in operation

2. In case of doubt as to the operation of these orders the clarificatory orders,circulated vide this Ministry,s OM No.14(10) E-Coord/88 dated 4-10-88,as amended fromtime to time,may be kept in view,mutatis mutandis.

3. Any request for funding by the Government to meet the liability on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus ) in respect of various organizations would not be considered by the Ministries cicerned, having regard to the stipulation of aforesaid OM dated 22.09.2010 that the expenditure on Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) should be met from within the existing budgetary provisions of the respective organizations. While the Autonomous Bodies not funded by the Central Government may also adopt these orders in respect of their employees,no liability for funding will in any case lie on the Central Government on this account.



(Renu Jain)
Director



www.finmin.nic.in

LATEST UPDATE ON 1992 BATCH PAY ANAMOLY

Posted by Secretary General on 7:57 AM with 2 comments


THE CAT HYDERABAD HAS GIVEN ORDER IN FAVOUR OF 7 OFFICERS TO RECTIFY THE PAY ANOMALY VIDE OA NO. 31/2007 . DEPARTMENT HAS FILED A PETITION IN AP HIGH COURT AND OBTAINED STAY VIDE ORDER DATED 4.12.2008. THE OFFICERS HAVE THEN FILED A PETITION FOR VACATION OF STAY AND SUCCEEDED VIDE INTERIM ORDER OF HIGH COURT DATED 22.6.2009.
AFTER LOT OF DELIBERATIONS BY THE BOARD WITH DOP&T AND MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE, HAS ORDERED FOR RECTIFICATION OF PAY ONLY TO PETITIONER OFFICERS SUBJECT TO OUTCOME OF HIGH COURT VERDICT. ACCORDINGLY ALL THE OFFICERS IN THE PETITION HAVE BEEN GIVEN PAY ANOMALY AND THEIR PAY WAS RE-FIXED.

THE FINAL HEARING IS AWAITED.

Kindly contact sgaiceia@gmail.com for further details.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

PAY HOMAGE TO MARTYRS.

Posted by Secretary General on 10:17 AM with No comments

42ND ANNIVERSARY OF 1968 SEPTEMBER 19TH ALL INDIA ONE DAY STRIKE OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.


On 19th September 1968 the entire Central Government Employees went on one day strike in pursuance of the following 10 points charter of demands.

1. Need based minimum wage as recommended by the 15thTripartite Labour Council held in 1957.

2. Full neutralization of the shortfall in real wages due to the high cost of living.

3. Merger of DA with basic pay.

4. Withdrawal of Government's proposal to retire employees at 50 years of age or on completion of 25 years of service.

5. No victimization, reinstate of victimized workers.

6. No retrenchment without equivalent alternative job security.

7. Abolition of contract and casual/contingency labour.

8. No introduction of "automation" and withdrawal of all means of "automation".

9. No change in any major service conditions of the employees of any department of the Government of India without prior consultation with the trade unions concerned.

10. Fixation of minimum remuneration for part-time and Extra-Departmental Employees proportionate to the minimum wage of departmental employees.

The Government of India had unleashed heavy victimization on the employees who went on strike. The strike was banned and Essential Service Maintenance Ordinance (ESMO) has been imposed. Recognition of all the Federations and Unions withdrawn.

Police and CRPF have been let loose to crush the strike. Firing took place at Pathankot, Bikaner, Guwahati. Police resorted to brutal lathi-charge at Indraprastha Bhavan, New Delhi. Seventeen comrades had been murdered in police firing and lathi-charge at various places. About 12000 Central Govt. Employees had been arrested. Terminations, suspensions, removals and dismissals to about 60000 employees.

Let us pay respectful homage to the martyrs of 1968 September 19th strike and pledge that we shall carry forward their spirit of sacrifice, commitment and determination for the cause of fellow comrades.

AICEIA calls upon all the Central Excise, Service-Tax & Customs Employees all over India to remember the 42nd Anniversary of the 1968 September 19thstrike .

LONG LIVE 1968 SEPT. STRIKE MARTYRS!

LONG LIVE WORKING CLASS UNITY!!

LONG LIVE CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES UNITY!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Union Cabinet today decided to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.7.2010 representing an increase of 10% over the existing rate of 35% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.


W.P.C.T. no. 261/2008

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CIRCULAR- 05/10

Posted by Secretary General on 9:07 AM with 20 comments


Dear Comrades,

We congratulate all our comrades, who took strenuous efforts in making the organizational action programme a grand success. We would like to request all the units to post the actual depiction of the action programmes so that an overall picture of the participation in various States could be ascertained, it is necessary that we should review our performance state and region-wise. Unless we identify our weak areas, it may not be possible for us to take any corrective steps so that we will be able to acquit ourselves creditably in future programmes.

In all likelihood, the Central Trade Unions will step up the resistance movement against the economic policies in the days to come as 7th September, has demonstrated unambiguously the growing discontent of the workers.

In the mean time Government of India was compelled to rectify child care leave Circular and made necessary changes which is welcomed by most of the Central Government employee’s oerganisation.

Despite our efforts taken right after Indore CEC meeting in consultation with the All India circles and branches, the campaign programme could not be mounted effectively. We are aware of the importance of the need and efficacy of the campaign programme, the absence of which must have affected adversely our participation in some places. This apart, it has also come to the fore that the Association must now without further loss time initiate some programmatic action in pursuance of the issues of the Inspector Central Excise as without JCM forum meetings with the Ministers and Authorities resulting the consultations/meetings into procrastinated dialogue without reaching any tangible settlement on any issue. The basic issues of anomalies are yet to be settled and there is no indication that it would be done in the near future.

Hence, all the Branch and Circle Secretaries are hereby requested to take concerted and farm effort to make the programme on 15th a grand success.

The interim order of Calcutta High Court issued on 27.08.2010 has now been published in our blog.

In terms of the interim order, the only condition precedent for issuing the regular promotion order is the issuance of order consequent to the review of DPC held on 09.09.2004 in Kolkata Commissionerate. We submit that the most important part is complete now and Kolkata CC issued the order in relation to the review D.P.C. on 10th instant as requested by the Association; we requested Chairman C.B.E.C to fix a date for all CC s to issue orders in the zones, rather than waiting for a compliance report from Calcutta to issue directions to other CCA s. and the date of effect of the promotion orders should at least be from 01.07.2010. Unfortunately, Board has not yet found any time to reply to our plea hence we are issuing another letter now and including this point as a fresh point in our charter of demand.

In the mean time Chairman expressed that CBEC is open for any dialogue and most of the issues which we have raised that are being taken care of. For the Dharna on 15th September all the office bearers of the Circles/ branches/ units should take casual leave , selected comrades who will accompany the leaders shall also take casual leave; there should be a gathering of at least 50/75 inspectors in any dharna location. Kindly give prior intimation to the head of the office.

We once again place our Charter of Demand:

  1. Notional fixation of pay of Inspectors of Central Excise in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 6500-10500 with effect from 01.01.1996.
  2. The ongoing cadre restructuring exercise to cater to the aspirations of Group B executive cadres and to be finalized after formal and recorded consultation with the Association. Restructuring should be completed within December 2010.
  3. Inspectors next promotional grade pay should be Rs. 5400/- .
  4. Abolish Control Room duty and Uniform in Central Excise and Service Tax.
  5. Fixation of minimum pay corresponding to pre-revised scale of Rs. 7450-11500 consequent to up-gradation ordered on 13.11.2009.
  6. Anomaly in pay of 1992 batch Inspectors who received ACP prior to 20.04.2004.
  7. The 1% incentive on incremental revenue should be utilized for providing facilities and infrastructure for lower level staff also.
  8. Lift the ban on ICT
  9. J.C.M should be conducted in Board and at local level regularly at periodic intervals.

Now, we would like to include the issue of unique and effective date of D.P.C. through out India in the post Kolakata High court interim order scenario as our last point. An intimation through proper channel should be sent to Board by all the General Secretaries.

All the units are requested to make the programmes a grand success.

The President,

All office Bearers,

Circle and Branch Secretaries Comradely Yours

For wide circulation

( KOUSIK ROY )

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Non-Functional Financial Upgradation is ACP-DOPT clarifies

Posted by Secretary General on 6:58 PM with 9 comments

As per Part B and C of CCS Revised Pay Rules, 2008, Employees of certain Group B posts in various departments were fixed with the grade pay of ` 4800 and after completion of 4 years of service in the those posts, they are eligible for Non-Functional financial upgradation to the Grade pay of `5400/-

The following Posts carry the said Non-Functional Financial Upgradation

Name of Post

Pre-revised Pay Scale

Pre-revised Pay Scale taken for Revised Pay under 6CPC

Pay Band after 6CPC

Grade Pay

Section Officer/PS/Equivalent

6500-10500

7500-12000

PB-2

4800

After 4 Years

8000-13500

PB-3

5400

Administrative Officer Grade II/Sr.Private Secretary/Equivalent

7500-12000

7500-12000

PB-2

4800

After 4 Years

8000-13500

PB-2

5400

Superintendent (Posts)

6500-10500

7500-12000

PB-2

4800

After 4 Years

8000-13500

PB-2

5400

Section Officer (Excluded)

7450-11500

7500-12000

PB-2

4800

8000-13500

PB-3

5400

Income TaxOfficers/Superintendent, Appraisers Etc (Customs and Central Excise)

6500-10500

7500-12000

PB-2

4800

After 4 Years

8000-13500

PB-2

5400

Entry grade in DANICS, DANIPS,Pondicherry Civil Service andPondicherry Police Service

6500-10500

7500-12000

PB-2

4800

After 4 years

8000-13500

PB-3

5400

There is no confusion in this Upgradation but its effect on MACPS is the issue on hand now.

What will be the benefit under MACPS for an employee, who has been granted the grade pay of ` 5400 after completion of 4 years of service as per Part B and C of CCS Revised Pay Rules, 2008, as mentioned above?

Whether the Non-functional upgradation of grade pay from ` 4800 to ` 5400 after 4 years should be accounted as a promotion or ACP as far as MACPS is concerned? If this upgradation of grade pay is accounted as a promotion, obviously one of the three assured upgradations eligible under MACPS will be curtailed. We may think logically and say upgradation of grade pay from ` 4800 to ` 5400 under Part B and C of CCS Revised Pay Rules, 2008 is not a promotion. But, sources say DOPT has decided otherwise.

When Office of the Prinicpal Chief Controller of Accounts requested DOPT to clarify as to whether the grant of grade pay of ` 5400 in PB-2 alongwith the benefit of one increment of @3% may be treated as ACP or not, it has been clarified by DOPT to Principal Chief Controller of Accounts that the benefit of non-functional grade granted to the Superintendent (Group-B) officers after completion of 4 years would betreated as upgradation in terms of para 8.1 of Annexure-I of OM dated 19.05.2009 and the same would be off set against one financial upgradation under MACPS.

This decision is expected to result in reversal of MACP Orders issued to many of the employees who have been granted upgradation under MACPS recently.