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Monday, 30 November 2015

Why we must not grudge them a pay hike



In the heyday of Indian socialism, the perception of government was benign. In today’s climate of liberalisation, the government is viewed with hostility. That must explain the negative reaction both in the media and amongst the public at large to the increases in pay for Central government employees recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission (SPC).

The pay hikes are modest — embarrassingly so in comparison with pay increases and bonuses in the private sector. Yet, media reports talk of a ‘bonanza for babus’. The impact on the fiscal can be easily digested by the Indian economy. Yet, analysts warn of slippages in the fiscal deficit, a possible boost to inflation, and a setback to public investment. Do we want to run the government — which comprises not just civil servants but the police, armed forces, nurses, doctors, regulators and academics — at all? Or have we persuaded ourselves that all of the government is simply money down the drain?

Setting pay in government

The SPC’s figures don’t come out of nowhere. The Commission has a rigorous basis for setting pay in government. It arrives at a figure for minimum pay in government with reference to norms laid down by the 15th Indian Labour Conference (ILC) in 1957. The ILC had said that the minimum wage should cover the basic needs of a worker and his family, that is, a spouse, and two children who are below the age of 14. The SPC has spelt out the norms it has used for determining basic needs. It has gone by food requirements specified by a well-known nutritionist. To this are added provisions for clothing, fuel and lighting, education, recreation, festivities, medical expenses, and housing. There is an addition of 25 per cent to the total of the above to provide for the skill factor (the basic needs having been determined for an unskilled person). The SPC report provides detailed computations for each of these items. No reasonable person can accuse the SPC of being overgenerous.

Based on these norms, the SPC arrives at a minimum wage of Rs. 18,000 for a government employee. This is 2.57 times the minimum pay in the Sixth Pay Commission. The increase over the projected pay on the current basis as of January 1, 2016 is 14.3 per cent. This is the second lowest increase recommended by any Pay Commission since the first one, and it is way below the 54 per cent increase following the last one. The multiplication factor of 2.57 is used to arrive at pay for all levels of government except for a few at the top where a slightly higher multiple is used.
As before, pay at the lower levels of government is higher than in the private sector; at the top, the position is reversed. In today’s context, this may not be a bad thing at all. Pay in the private sector today is contributing towards massive inequalities in Indian society. Having a very different structure in government is a useful corrective to trends in the private sector. It will help contain tensions created by rising inequality.

Good news

So far as the impact on government finances is concerned, the SPC numbers provide a stream of good news. First, the impact of the pay hike on the Central government (including the railways) will amount to 0.65 per cent of GDP. This is less than the impact of 0.77 per cent of GDP on account of the Sixth Pay Commission.
Second, the impact on the Central government (excluding Railways), which is what matters when it comes to the Union budget, is 0.46 per cent of GDP. As some of the increase in salary comes back to the government as taxes, the impact, net of taxes, will be even less — say, 0.4 per cent of GDP (assuming an average tax rate of around 20 per cent on government pay). This is a strictly one-off impact. The correct way to view it, therefore, would be to amortise it over a period of, say, five years. The annual impact then is 0.08 per cent of GDP. The impact on the fiscal at the central level is barely noticeable.

Trends in the wage burden in the government are worth noting. Pay and allowances in the Central government have remained stable since 2010-11 at around 1.8-2.0 per cent of GDP. Thus, pay and allowances have been rising at roughly the same level as nominal GDP or 11-12 per cent. This is the increase after taking into account increments, adjustments for dearness allowance and promotions. In the private sector, such an increase would be considered laughable at all but the lowest level.
Pay, allowances and pension (PAP) as a proportion of government expenditure has been declining sharply. In 1998-99, PAP was 38 per cent of revenue expenditure. The SPC estimates that this figure has fallen to 18 per cent in 2015-16. (It will go up to 22 per cent in 2017-17 consequent to the SPC award, but will decline thereafter, as pay grows at a lower rate than government expenditure). The implication is striking: in financial terms, the workforce in government has been effectively downsized by nearly half over the past 17 years.

Pay in the private sector is contributing towards massive inequalities in society. Having a different structure in government will help contain tensions created by this inequality


Even in terms of numbers, India’s central bureaucracy (including the Railways but excluding the armed forces) has neither been increasing in recent years nor hugely bloated in absolute terms. The number of employees grew to a peak of 41.76 lakh in 1994. It has declined since to 38.9 lakh in 2014. Of the total, 13.8 lakh is accounted for by security-related entities (police and defence civilians). Railways and Post, which perform commercial functions, account for 15 lakh personnel. There are other commercial departments as well, such as Communications. Excluding security and commercial functions, the total central employment is just 4.18 lakh. “The ‘core’ of the government…”, the SPC report notes, “is actually very small…”

The SPC substantiates its point by comparing India’s Central government workforce with that of the federal government workforce in the U.S. In 2012, the non-postal civilian workforce in the U.S. was 21.3 lakh. In India, the corresponding figure in 2014 was 17.96 lakh. The number of personnel per lakh of population in India was 139 in 2014, way below the figure of 668 for the U.S. India’s bureaucracy needs not so much downsizing as right-sizing — we need more doctors, engineers, IT specialists, tax experts, judges, and so on.

The government is not bound by the SPC’s recommendations. It can opt for higher pay hikes as happened with the previous Pay Commission. Assuming the government goes along with the SPC, what impact on growth can we expect? Increased pay for government employees means greater government expenditure and hence a fiscal stimulus — provided government expenditure on other counts is not reduced and the fiscal deficit rises. This happened at the time of the Sixth Pay Commission. Higher wages for government employees contributed to a higher fiscal deficit and helped stimulate growth in the short run.

This time round, the Finance Ministry insists that it will stick to its fiscal deficit target for 2016-17 after providing for the SPC pay hike. If it does so, the reduction in fiscal deficit will be contractionary. Hence, the pay hike will not lead to economic expansion in the aggregate. However, greater income in the hands of government employees could favourably impact sectors such as the real estate, automobiles and consumer goods.
(T.T. Ram Mohan is professor at IIM Ahmedabad)

SOURCE  : The Hindu 

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No.21011/15/2010-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi – 110 067,
Dated: November 24, 2015.
Office Memorandum


Subject: Inviting suggestions for improving the format of e-service book

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Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (D)
***
Dated: 23.11.2015
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No. 36028/1/2014-Estt.( Res)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel and Training

Establishment (Reservation-I) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated November 20, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Proposed guidelines on issue of domicile/caste certificates to SC/ ST school students – regarding
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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S. No. 359
RBE No.145/2015
No PC-V/2010/A/TA/1
New Delhi, dated 17.11.2015
The General Managers/CAO(R)
All Zonal Railways/PUs
(As per mailing list)
Sub:-Grant of Transport Allowance @ Rs.7000/-+DA thereon to officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10000/- on Non-functional basis-clarification reg.
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3. As per mandate of the rulings of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, necessary action to recover the payment made against Transport Allowance may please be taken immediately.

4 . This issue with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of Railway Board.

5. Hindi version will follow.


(N.P Singh)

Dy.Director, Pay Commission

Railway Board

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No.143/2015
No. E(P&A)I-2015/RT-38
New Delhi dated 10/12-11-2015.
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.
Sub:- Strengthening of Administration – Premature retirement of Railway servants – Periodical review under rule 1802 (a)/ 1803 (a)/ 1804 (a) – R- II, 1987 edition – Regarding.
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Date : 27-11-2015

Dear Comrades,

National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Govt Employees  & Workers held on 27-11-15 at New Delhi after detailed deliberations on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) has decided as follows :

1.The National Secretariat has come to the unanimous conclusion that many of the recommendations of the 7th CPC are most retrograde and require to  be modified before implementation by the Government, especially the faulty and depressed  minimum wage arrived at by the 7th CPC and the fitment formula. Some of the recommendations such as abolition of certain allowances etc., are to be rejected.

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salaries 7th cpc india today
As per decision taken in the meeting of the National Joint Council of Action(NJCA), held on 20th November, 2015, all the constituents of the NJCA, including the Railwaymen, observed “Black Day” on 27th November, 2015, organising massive demonstrations, gate meetings, dharnas,  bearing black badges across the country against the retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC, such as 
(i) Against the demand of the Staff Side, National Council(JCM) for Minimum Wage Rs.26,000, the VII CPC has recommended Rs.18,000, thereby widening the gap between Minimum and Maximum Wage as 1:13.8 while our demand was to keep this ratio not more 1:8, 
(ii) The present rate of HRA, i.e. 30%, 20% and 10% has been reduced to 24%, 16% and 8% respectively, 
(iii) The number of interest-free advance, like Festival Advance, etc. have been recommended to be stopped, 
(iv) Instead of removing the existing anomalies in the MACPS, the Pay Commission has introduced examination for granting MACP benefit, 
(v) The Pay Commission has also refused to make any recommendation against the NPS, 
(vi) In case of Child Care Leave for women employees, leave wage shall be reduced to 80% for second spell of 365 days CCL.
 Giving above referred to details here, Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, All India Railwyamen’s Federation and Convener, NJCA, said, “almost all the Central Government employees have joined today’s protests and have pledged for sustained struggle”.
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Source -AIRFA

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RBE No.144/2015 - Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways

RAILWAY - RBE ORDERS: RBE No.144/2015 - Revision of rates of stipend to ...: GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BQARD) No. Pc-VI/ 358 I RBE No.144/2015 No. PC-V/2008/PS/1(Stipend) New Delhi, d...

CGHS Delhi & NCR: Removal from the list of empanelled Health Care Organization

Vide CGHS Order dated: 24.11.2015
(i) Adiva Super- Speciality Care, New Delhi
(ii) Shroff Eye Centre, Sec-27, Gurgaon
(iii) Professional Dentistry Multispecialty Dental Care Centre, New Delhi
(iv) Dabas Dental Clinic & Orthodontic Centre, Dwarka, New Delhi
(v) 32 Pearls Multi- Specialty Dental Clinic, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi.
(vi) Srivastava MRI & Imaging Centre, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi.
(vii) Mahavir International, Hauz Rani Market, New Delhi

Vide CGHS Order dated 18.11.2015
(i) Sadhu Vaswani Medical Centre, New Delhi - Diagnostic Centres,
(ii) Sadhu Vaswani Medical Centre, New Delhi - Dental Clinic
(iii) Sadhu Vaswani Medical Centre, New Delhi - Eye Centres
(iv) Star Dental Centre, New Delhi (v) ASG Eye Hospital, Ghaziabad



 CGHS Order dated: 24.11.2015:-

F. No: S.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) Pt-1
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Government Health Scheme
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 24th November, 2015

OFFICE ORDER

Subject: Removal from the list of empanelled Health Care Organization under CGHS Delhi & NCR.

With reference to above mentioned matter the undersigned is directed to draw attention to OM No. S.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) dated 01.10.2014 vide which (i) Adiva Super- Speciality Care, New Delhi (ii) Shroff Eye Centre, Sec-27, Gurgaon  (iii) Professional Dentistry Multispecialty Dental Care Centre, New Delhi (iv) Dabas Dental Clinic & Orthodontic Centre, Dwarka, New Delhi (v) 32 Pearls Multi- Specialty Dental Clinic, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi. (vi) Srivastava MRI & Imaging Centre, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi. (vii) Mahavir International, Hauz Rani Market, New Delhi were empanelled under CGHS Delhi/ NCR and to state that as per terms and conditions of empanelment all Non-NABH/Non-NABL health Care Organizations were to get themselves inspected and recommended by QCI within one year of empanelment for continuation of their empanelment with CGHS. However above mentioned Health Care Organizations have not applied for inspection by QCI even after lapse of one year of their empanelment and have not responded to notices issued by CGHS in this regard. The matter was examined and it has now been decided to remove these health Care Organizations from CGHS panel with immediate effect.

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[Dr. D. C. Joshi]
Director (CGHS)

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File1207.pdf 

CGHS Order dated 18.11.2015
F. No: 8.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) Pt-l
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Government Health Scheme
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 18 November, 2015
O F F I C E O R D E R

Subject: Removal from the list of empanelled Health Care Organization under CGHS Delhi & NCR,

With reference to above mentioned matter the undersigned is directed to draw attention to OM No. 8.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC) dated 01.10.2014 and further on 12.11.2014 Vide which (i) Sadhu Vaswani Medical Centre, New Delhi - Diagnostic Centres, (ii) Sadhu Vaswani Medical Centre, New Delhi - Dental Clinic (iii) Sadhu Vaswani Medical Centre, New Delhi Eye Centres (iv) Star Dental Centre, New Delhi (v) ASG Eye Hospital, Ghaziabad were empanelled under CGHS Delhi/ NCR and to state that all these Health Care Organizations have conveyed unwillingness to continue their empanelment under CGHS. The matter has been examined and it has been decided that all these Health Care Organization namely (i) Sadhu Vaswani Medical Centre, New Delhi - Diagnostic Centres, (ii) Sadhu Vaswani Medical Centre, New Delhi - Dental Clinic (iii) Sadhu Vaswani Medical Centre, New Delhi - Eye Centres (iv) Star Dental Centre, New Delhi (v) ASG Eye Hospital, Ghaziabad shall stand removed from the list of empanelled hosptials under CGHS Delhi/NCR with immediate effect.

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[Dr. D. C. Joshi]
Director (CGHS)

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File1208.pdf
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The recommended 7th Pay Commission hike will not create a boom: Economic Times

The Seventh Pay Commission award will boost central government wages by 23.5 per cent. So, many analysts have predicted a consumption boom, lifting corporate revenues and profits. Whoa!

Some corporates may gain, but others will lose, so the aggregate effect may be minimal. If consumer goods sector gains while capital goods sector loses, arguably, the net effect on the economy will be negative.

Bonus Schemes and Performance Related Pay



Bonus Schemes in the Central Government : Apart from DAE/DoS, there are bonus payments to Group `B’ (non-gazetted) and Group `C’ Central Government employees. The bulk of these employees are covered under the Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) Scheme, which is implemented in Railways, Posts and Telecommunications, production units under the Ministry of Defence and other establishments.

7th Central Pay Commission’s Report – NFIR Writes to FM and Cabinet Secretary

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/CORRES (MoF)
Dated: 23/11/2015
Shri Arun Jaitley,
Hon’ble Finance Minister,
134/North Block,
New Delhi
Respected Sir,
Sub: Seventh Central Pay Commission’s Report — serious resentment among employees against retrograde recommendations — reg.
There is widespread disappointment and resentment among all sections of Central Government employees against the retrograde recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission.

7th Pay Commission Shortcomings – BPS writes to FM


Bharat Pensiners Samaj, one of the oldest & the largest Federation of Indian pensioners writes to Finance Minister regarding the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. The Federations insists to redress the eight serious shortcomings in the recommendations of 7th CPC. Particularly in the fitment factor issue, the Federation appeal to provide 2.81 fitment benefit for all employees without any discrimination. Read the detailed letter is reproduced and given below for your kind information…
BPS writes to Finance Minister pointing out 7th CPC shortcomings.
BHARAT PENSIONERS’ SAMAJ
(All India Federation of Pensioner’s Associations)
New Delhi -110014
SG/BPS/ 10/2015
New Delhi-Dt. 25-11-15
To
Dear Shri Arun Jaittleyji,
Honourable Minister of Finance
Government of India
Subject : 7th Central Pay Commission report released on 19.11.2015
Sir.
With deep resentment and pain BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ( BPS) the oldest & the largest Federation of Indian pensioners which is a conglomerate of over 650 Pensioners Associations appeal to you to redress the following issues which 7th CPC failed address:
1. Ratio between minimum and maximum: Instead of reducing it is raised which is against the preamble of the Constitution of Indian Republic.

7th CPC Multiplication Factor Clarification

After the release of 7th CPC notification, there has been some confusion on the air about the multiplier percentage (%) which should be used to calculate the revised basic pay.
We have gone through the report and believe the confusion is created because of the below matrix (Table 4: Rationalisation Applied in the Present Pay Structure) which is displayed in the page no 73 of the report, where it shows different multiplying factor for different Pay Band and Grade Pay.

BANK INFORMATION CENTER: Bank Employee Association Defers Strike

BANK INFORMATION CENTER: Bank Employee Association Defers Strike: Vadodara: All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) today said it has deferred the proposed nationwide bank strike on December 1-2....

BANK INFORMATION CENTER: RBI's Settlement System Restored Even as Employees...

BANK INFORMATION CENTER: RBI's Settlement System Restored Even as Employees...: Mumbai: Settlements systems for banks and markets were largely operational, the Reserve Bank of India said on Thursday, even after the maj...

BANK INFORMATION CENTER: Why Kotak's Sanjeev Prasad is Positive on RIL and ...

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement – Procedure & Guidelines

No.22011/3/2013-Estt.(D)
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (D)
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Dated: 23.11.2015

Subject:- Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement – Procedure and Guidelines to be followed – Regarding.

The Department intends to issue instructions on the subject- “Promotion of Govt. Servants exonerated after retirement – Procedure and Guidelines to be followed”. Draft instructions proposed to be issued are enclosed. Ministries/Departments are requested to offer their

Staff Benefit Fund – Removal of ceiling of Grade Pay Rs. 4200

All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4 State Entry Road
New Delhi – 110055
No.AIRF/150
Dated: November 18, 2015

The Secretary(E),

Railway Board,

New Delhi

Kind Attn.: Smt. Ragini Yechury, EDE(IR)
Dear Sir,
Sub: Staff Benefit Fund
Ref.: (i) Railway Board’s letter No.E(W)2014/FU-1/1 dated  08.12.2014(RBE No.136/2014)
Railway Board’s letter No.E(W)2010/FU-1/4 dated 12.10.2015(RBE No.125/2015)
As per to Railway Board’s instructions, issued vide letter No.E(W)2014/FU-1/1 dated 30.07.2014(RBE No.83/2014), under the scheme of Scholarship for Higher Technical/Professional Education, @ Rs.1500 p.m. is applicable for the wards of railway staff in grade pay of above Rs.2400 and up to GP Rs.4200.

Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents – reg.

DoPT has issued an OM regarding posting to exempt a Government employee from routine transfers, who is also a care giver of “Thalassemia” and “Haemophilia” child, from the routine exercise of transfer/rotational transfer subject to the administrative constraints.
No.42011/3/2014-Estt.(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi.
dated the 17th November, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents – reg.
The undersigned is directed to enclose a copy of draft OM posting to exempt a Government employee, who is also a care giver of  “Thalassemia” and

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