Saturday, April 29, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
The Committee on Allowances headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday; The Report will be now placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet.
The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley yesterday. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure),M/o Finance, Government of India and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as its Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as its Member Secretary.
The Committee was set-up in pursuance of the Union Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set-up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.
The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel. As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations.
Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railway men, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors and Nurses etc.
The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set-up to screen the 7th CPC recommendations and to firm-up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. It may be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pension were implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Grant of MACP ignoring promotion earned through Departmental competitive examination - NFPE write to Secreary, DOP
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
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Ref: PF/NFPE/MACP Dated – 10.04.2017
Shri B. V. Sudhakar
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Grant of MACP ignoring promotion earned through Departmental competitive examination.
Ref: - Dte. No. 2-19/2015-PCC dated 01.03.20417.
Your kind attention is invited towards Directorate letter No. referred above under which the instructions were issued to Chief PMG Tamilnadu Circle to grant MACP III to Sri. D. Siva Kumar Retd. SPM, Madras Medical College SO, Chennai ignoring his promotion earned through Departmental competitive examination based on the judgment given by Hon’ble Madras Tribunal in case No.1088/2011 vide order dated dated 14.03.2013 which was upheld by Supreme Court of India vide order in SLP No. 4848/2016 dated 16.08.2016.
As you are aware that in Department of Post about 50% of employees come through various departmental competitive examinations do not get the benefit of 3rd MACP as the promotion earned through departmental competitive examination is counted as one MACP.
It is therefore requested to kindly cause suitable instructions according to this verdict of Supreme Court, so that all similarly placed officials may get the benefit of it to meet the end of justice as per spirit of constitutions of India.
(R. N. Parashar)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Today on dated 25th April-2017, Com. R.N. Parashar Secretary General NFPE & General Secretary P-III alongwith Com. Giriraj Singh, President NFPE & General Secretary, R-III met with Shri B.V. Sudhakar, Secretary (Posts) and discussed issues of Cadre Restructuring and appraised him the difficulties being faced by the staff and requested either to modify the Cadre Restructuring as per suggestions submitted by NFPE & P-III or defer till the issues are settled. Secretary called DDG (Estt) Smt. Smriti Sharan & Director Estt. Shri S.V. Rao and ordered to form a committee of officers of Directorate which will take views of all Chief PMGs and after that Convening a meeting with unions, issues will be settled. Till then he ordered to keep the Cadre Restructuring implementation in abeyance.
R.N. ParashsrSG NFPE and G/S P-III
FOR LEFT OUT CATEGORIES
It has been told by the DDG (Estt) that the proposal for Cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. SA, PA CO, PA SBCO, MMS etc have been submitted to Finance Ministry for approval which will be implemented after receipt of approval from Finance Ministry
GDS DA ORDERS
FILE SUBMITTED TO THE SECRETARY (POST) FOR APPROVAL AND ORDERS WILL BE RELEASED TODAY EVENING OR TOMORROW.
SG NFPE and G/S P-III