21 November 2015

Massive demonstrations to protest against retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC

No.AIRF/24(C)                                                                                                Dated: November 20, 2015 
The General Secretaries,
Today, in the meeting held in the office of NC/JCM(Staff Side), 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi, it has been decided that, all the constituents of NJCA shall give direction to their affiliates to hold massive demonstrations, bearing black badges, on 27th November, 2015, against the following retrograde recommendations of the VII CPCAll Affiliated Unions, 
Dear Comrades,
Reg.: Massive demonstrations to protest against retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC  
 Today, in the meeting held in the office of NC/JCM(Staff Side), 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi, it has been decided that, all the constituents of NJCA shall give direction to their affiliates to hold massive demonstrations, bearing black badges, on 27th November, 2015, against the following retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC.

  • 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.
  • The present rate of HRA, i.e. 30%, 20% and 10% has been reduced to 24%, 16% and 8% respectively.
  • The number of interest-free advance, like Festival Advance, etc. have been recommended to be stopped.
  • Instead of removing the existing anomalies in the MACPS, the Pay Commission has introduced examination for granting MACP benefit.
  • The Pay Commission has also refused to make any recommendation against the NPS.
  • In case of Child Care Leave for women employees, leave wage shall be reduced to 80% for second spell of 365 days CCL.

All of you are requested to comply with the aforementioned decision of the NJCA, and the report of the same should be sent to NJCA Headquarters Office, i.e. 4 State Entry Road, New Delhi.


Bonanza for officers, lower-level staff ignored

NEW DELHI: A top government employees' body rejected the Seventh Pay Commission's recommendations as "disappointing" and said they will observe 'black day' on November 27. 
"The employees are totally disappointed with the adverse recommendations," said Shiva Gopal Mishra, convener of the National Joint Council of Action (NJAC) of central government employees. 
He added, "While giving a bonanza to higher level officers, the commission has completely ignored low paid employees." 

Mishra said the demand of the staff side of the National Council of JCM to fix the minimum pay at Rs 26,000 was completely rejected by the pay panel and this was arbitrarily fixed at Rs 18,000. 
The NJAC said the public was misled by the statement that a hike of 23.5% was granted to employees whereas the actual increase was only 14.29%. 

"While the minimum wage is fixed at Rs 18,000, secretary level officers will be paid Rs 225,000 and the cabinet secretary's salary is fixed at Rs 250,000. The National Council - JCM (Staff Side) had demanded that the ratio between minimum pay and maximum pay should be not more than 1:8 but the CPC has kept the ratio as 1:13.8," it said. 

The NJAC said, "In a nutshell, central government employees are totally upset, dissatisfied and disappointed over the major recommendations. Therefore it has decided to observe a massive demonstration on November 27."

Source : timesofindia

Paramilitary, civilians get OROP as well : 7th CPC recommends

The pay panel on Thursday in effect recommended one-rank-one-pension for all government employees, including those in paramilitary forces, while steering clear of using the term OROP.
The commission has recommended a revised pension formula for civil employees, including central armed and paramilitary forces personnel, as well as for defence personnel who have retired before January 1, 2016.
“This formulation will bring about parity between past pensioners and current retirees for the same length of service in the pay scale at the time of the retirement,“ said the 900-page report. Justice A K Mathur, head of the panel, said, “My principle is only this -today if a man retires, he must get the same pension as the person who retired 10 or 20 years back.“ Past pensioners will first be fixed in the pay matrix recommended by the commission on the basis of pay band and grade pay at which they retired, at the minimum of the corresponding level in the matrix. This notional entry pay will then be raised by 3% for each year of service and 50% of the amount thus obtained would be the new pension. Another calculation would simply multiply the current basic pension by 2.57. The pensioner would then have the option of getting the higher of the two calculations.
The recommendation comes weeks after the government ended a stand-off with armed forces pensioners on the OROP issue. Ironically , one of the main concerns the government had expressed was that giving in to the veterans' demand would trigger similar demands from civilians and paramilitary forces, thereby placing a huge burden on the exchequer.

Source : Timesofindia

20 November 2015

7th CPC Fitment Formula and Pay Fixation in the New Pay Structure

Fitment Formula is 2.57
5.1.27 The starting point for the first level of the matrix has been set at ₹18,000. This corresponds to the starting pay of ₹7,000, which is the beginning of PB-1 viz., ₹5,200 + GP 1800, which prevailed on 01.01.2006, the date of implementation of the VI CPC recommendations. Hence the starting point now proposed is 2.57 times of what was prevailing on 01.01.2006. This fitment factor of 2.57 is being proposed to be applied uniformly for all employees. It includes a factor of 2.25 on account of DA neutralisation, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance would be 125 percent at the time of implementation of the new pay. Accordingly, the actual raise/fitment being recommended is 14.29 percent.
Pay Fixation in the New Pay Structure
i. Take the case of an employee T in GP 4200, drawing pay of ₹20,000 in PB-2. The Basic Pay is ₹24,200 (20,000+4200). If there was to be no change in T’s level the pay fixation would have been as explained in Example I above. After multiplying by 2.57, the amount fetched viz., ₹62,194 would have been located in Level 6 and T’s pay would have been fixed in Level 6 at ₹62,200.
This fitment factor rainging from 2.57 to 2.81 is being proposed to be applied for ranging from level 1 to level 18 
Actual hike in the basic pay is 14.29 %
5.1.28.  The fitment of each employee in the new pay matrix is proposed to be done by multiplying his/her basic pay on the date of implementation by a factor of 2.57. The figure so arrived at is to be located in the new pay matrix, in the level that corresponds to the employee’s grade pay on the date of implementation, except in cases where the Commission has recommended a change in the existing grade pay. If the identical figure is not available in the given level, the next higher figure closest to it would be the new pay of the concerned employee. A couple of examples are detailed below to make the process amply clear.
5.1.29 The pay in the new pay matrix is to be fixed in the following manner: Step 1: Identify Basic Pay (Pay in the pay band plus Grade Pay) drawn by an employee as on the date of implementation. This figure is ‘A’. Step 2: Multiply ‘A’ with 2.57, round-off to the nearest rupee, and obtain result ‘B’. Step 3: The figure so arrived at, i.e., ‘B’ or the next higher figure closest to it in the Level assigned to his/her grade pay, will be the new pay in the new pay matrix. In case the value of ‘B’ is less than the starting pay of the Level, then the pay will be equal to the starting pay of that level.
Example I
i. For example an employee H is presently drawing Basic Pay of ₹55,040 (Pay in the Pay Band ₹46340 + Grade Pay ₹8700 = ₹55040). After multiplying ₹55,040 with 2.57, a figure of ₹1,41,452.80 is arrived at. This is rounded off to ₹1,41,453.
ii. The level corresponding to GP 8700 is level 13, as may be seen from Table 4, which gives the full correspondence between existing Grade Pay and the new Levels being proposed.
iii. In the column for level 13, the figure closest to ₹1,41,453 is ₹1,41,600.
iv. Hence the pay of employee H will be fixed at ₹1,41,600 in level 13 in the new pay matrix as shown below
Example II
ii. However, assuming that the Commission has recommended that the post occupied by T should be placed one level higher in GP 4600. T’s basic pay would then be ₹24,600 (20000 + 4600). Multiplying this by 2.57 would fetch ₹63,222.
iii. This value would have to be located in the matrix in Level 7 (the upgraded level of T).
iv. In the column for Level 7 ₹63,222 lies between 62200 and 64100. Accordingly, the pay of T will be fixed in Level 7 at ₹64,100.