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Thursday, June 30, 2016

LET US FIGHT UNITEDLY TO FORCE THE BJP LED NDA GOVERNMENT TO ACCEPT OUR GENUINE AND JUSTIFIED DEMANDS ON 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS – ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION


GO AHEAD WITH INTENSIVE PREPERATIONS FOR 11TH JULY 2016 INDEFINITE STRIKE - NJCA

NJCA

National Joint Council Of Actoin

4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055
No.NJCA/2016                                                                                                  Dated: June 29, 2016
To,
All Constituents of NJCA,
Dear Comrades!
Sub: Cabinet approval on the VII CPC report
As all of you are aware that the Union Cabinet has accepted the report of the VII CPC today.

It has been noticed that there is no improvement in Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor as well, which was our hard pressed demand.
 Instead, wages, as recommended by the VII CPC have been accepted as it is, which is highly disappointing.

Only two committees have been formed, one to take care of the
 allowances and another for National Pension Scheme, which will submit their reports within four months time.

It is quite unfortunate that, our demand for improvement in the report of the VII CPC has not been considered by the government.

Therefore, it would be quite appropriate that, we should go ahead with our preparations for “Indefinite Strike”, slated to be commended from
 06:00 hrs. on 11th July, 2016.

You are also advised to intensify the mass mobilization and strong protests on all the offices and establishments be organized tomorrow,
 i.e. on 30.06.2016.

With fraternal greetings!
Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Convener


WE SHALL GO AHEAD WITH THE STRIKE DECISION - NFIR


 
No.AIRF/160                                                                                                   Dated: June 29, 2016
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades!
Sub: Cabinet approval on the VII CPC report
As all of you are aware that the Union Cabinet has accepted the report of the VII CPC today.
It has been noticed that there is no improvement in Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor as well, which was our hard pressed demand.  Instead, wages, as recommended by the VII CPC have been accepted as it is, which is highly disappointing.
Only two committees have been formed, one to take care of the allowances and another for National Pension Scheme, which will submit their reports within four months time.
It is quite unfortunate that, our demand for improvement in the report of the VII CPC has not been considered by the government.
Therefore, it would be quite appropriate that, we should go ahead with our preparations for “Indefinite Strike”, slated to be commended from 06:00 hrs. on 11th July, 2016.
You are also advised to intensify the mass mobilization.
With fraternal greetings!
Cabinet approves Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on pay and pensionary benefits.   It will come into effect from 01.01.2016.

In the past, the employees had to wait for 19 months for the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations at the time of 5thCPC, and for 32 months at the time of implementation of 6th CPC.  However, this time, 7th CPC recommendations are being implemented within 6 months from the due date.

The Cabinet has also decided that arrears of pay and pensionary benefits will be paid during the current financial year (2016-17) itself, unlike in the past when parts of arrears were paid in the next financial year. 
 The recommendations will benefit over 1 crore employees. This includes over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

Highlights:

1.              The present system of Pay Bands and Grade Pay has been dispensed with and a new Pay Matrix as recommended by the Commission has been approved. The status of the employee, hitherto determined by grade pay, will now be determined by the level in the Pay Matrix. Separate Pay Matrices have been drawn up for Civilians, Defence Personnel and for Military Nursing Service. The principle and rationale behind these matrices are the same.

2.            All existing levels have been subsumed in the new structure; no new levels have been introduced nor has any level been dispensed with. Index of Rationalisation has been approved for arriving at minimum pay in each Level of the Pay Matrix depending upon the increasing role, responsibility and accountability at each step in the hierarchy.

3.            The minimum pay has been increased from Rs.  7000 to 18000 p.m.  Starting salary of a newly recruited employee at lowest level will now be Rs.  18000 whereas for a freshly recruited Class I officer, it will be Rs.  56100.  This reflects a compression ratio of 1:3.12 signifying that pay of a Class I officer on direct recruitment will be three times the pay of an entrant at lowest level.

4.            For the purpose of revision of pay and pension, a fitment factor of 2.57 will be applied across all Levels in the Pay Matrices.


5.            Rate of increment has been retained at 3 %. This will benefit the employees in future on account of higher basic pay as the annual increments that they earn in future will be 2.57 times than at present.

6.            The Cabinet approved further improvements in the Defence Pay Matrix by enhancing Index of Rationalisation for Level 13A (Brigadier) and providing for additional stages in Level 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), 13 (Colonel) and 13A (Brigadier) in order to bring parity with Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) counterparts at the maximum of the respective Levels.

7.            Some other decisions impacting the employees including Defence & Combined Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel include :

·               Gratuity ceiling enhanced from Rs.  10 to 20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25 % whenever DA rises by 50 %.
·               A common regime for payment of Ex-gratia lump sum compensation for civil and defence forces personnel payable to Next of Kin with the existing rates enhanced from Rs. 10-20 lakh to 25-45 lakh for different categories.
·               Rates of Military Service Pay revised from Rs.  1000, 2000, 4200 & 6000 to 3600, 5200, 10800 & 15500 respectively for various categories of Defence Forces personnel.
·               Terminal gratuity equivalent of 10.5 months of reckonable emoluments for Short Service Commissioned Officers who will be allowed to exit Armed Forces any time between 7 and 10 years of service.
·               Hospital Leave, Special Disability Leave and Sick Leave subsumed into a composite new Leave named ‘Work Related Illness and Injury Leave’ (WRIIL). Full pay and allowances will be granted to all employees during the entire period of hospitalization on account of WRIIL.

8.            The Cabinet also approved the recommendation of the Commission to enhance the ceiling of House Building Advance from Rs.  7.50 lakh to 25 lakh. In order to ensure that no hardship is caused to employees, four interest free advances namely Advances for Medical Treatment, TA on tour/transfer, TA for family of deceased employees and LTC have been retained. All other interest free advances have been abolished.

9.            The Cabinet also decided not to accept the steep hike in monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) recommended by the Commission. The existing rates of monthly contribution will continue. This will increase the take home salary of employees at lower levels by Rs. 1470. However, considering the need for social security of employees, the Cabinet has asked Ministry of Finance to work out a customized group insurance scheme for Central Government Employees with low premium and high risk cover.

10.        The general recommendations of the Commission on pension and related benefits have been approved by the Cabinet. Both the options recommended by the Commission as regards pension revision have been accepted subject to feasibility of their implementation. Revision of pension using the second option based on fitment factor of 2.57 shall be implemented immediately. A Committee is being constituted to address the implementation issues anticipated in the first formulation. The first formulation may be made applicable if its implementation is found feasible after examination by proposed Committee which is to submit its Report within 4 months.

11.        The Commission examined a total of 196 existing Allowances and, by way of rationalization, recommended abolition of 51 Allowances and subsuming of 37 Allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for Allowances which may have wide ranging implications, the Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances.  The Committee will complete its work in a time bound manner and submit its reports within a period of 4 months. Till a final decision, all existing Allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates.

12.        The Cabinet also decided to constitute two separate Committees (i) to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of National Pension System (NPS) and (ii) to look into anomalies likely to arise out of implementation of the Commission’s Report.

13.        Apart from the pay, pension and other recommendations approved by the Cabinet, it was decided that the concerned Ministries may examine the issues that are administrative in nature, individual post/ cadre specific and issues in which the Commission has not been able to arrive at a consensus.

14.        As estimated by the 7th CPC, the additional financial impact on account of implementation of all its recommendations in 2016-17 will be Rs. 1,02,100 crore. There will be an additional implication of Rs. 12,133 crore on account of payments of arrears of pay and pension for two months of 2015-16.
  Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India
AKT/VBA/NT/SK
 (Release ID :146644)

HIGHLIGHTS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF 7TH CPC RECOMMENDATIONS
Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

7th CPC – GOVERNMENT REJECTED ALL THE MODIFICATIONS SOUGHT BY THE NJCA

NO INCREASE IN MINIMUM PAY AND FITMENT FORMULA

HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS & RALLY IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES AND AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES

NJCA will meet at 04:00 PM on 30th June 2016 to decide future course of action. Continue in full swing mobilization for indefinite strike from 11th July 2016.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General

Friday, June 24, 2016

CORRIGENDUM

          National Women’s convention of Confederation will be held at Chennai on 17th August, 2016 at 10 A.M. onwards (second day of the Conference) along with the Conference. 

          The date of Women’s convention was erroneously mentioned as 19th August instead of 17thAugust 2016 in NFPE Circular dated 20th June, 2016.

          The correct date of Women’s Convention may kindly be read as 17th August, 2016 instead of 19th August, 2016.


SB ORDER NO. 5/2016: STEPS TO BE TAKEN FOR SMOOTH FUNCTIONING OF POSB OPERATIONS AND PREVENTION OF FRAUDS IN CBS OFFICES (Click the link below to view)

IMPORTANT RULINGS - RESERVATION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES - CONSOLIDATED ORDERS CLICK HERE TO VIEW ORDER
11th JULY INDEFINITE STRIKE - NJCA APPEALS TO CHIEF MINISTERS OF ALL STATES FOR SUPPORT AND TO PUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FOR RESOLUTION OF GENUINE DEMANDS CLICK HERE TO VIEW - LETTER

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stopping of sale of pre-printed NSC and KVP from 01.07.2016 and issue of certificates in the shape of passbooks (SB order 04/2016)

Appeal from Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communication & IT, in connection with India Post Payment Bank - English Version (click the link below to view) http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=1975

Appeal from Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communication & IT, in connection with India Post Payment Bank - Hindi Version (click the link below to view) http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=1976
IPPB AT A GLANCE (click the link below to view)
31ST AIC OF NFPE R3 AT GANDHINAGAR (GUJARAT)

            The 31st AIC of NFPE R3 has commenced its three day session today at Gandhinagar the capital of Gujarat. In the backdrop of the call for an indefinite strike by the entirety of CG Employees by the NJCA on 11th July; the call for one-day strike by the Trade Union Centres and Federations including the Confederation and NFPE on 2nd September, 2016 and the implementation of Cadre Restructuring by the Postal Department partially in the Postal Wing Group 'C' section, this AIC is meeting. Comrades M.Krishnan (SG Confederation); C.C.Pillai (Ex-SG NFPE and CHQ Advisor to AIPRPA); R.Seethalakshmi (GS P4); P.Suresh (GS R4); and R.Sathyanarayana (GS Postal Accounts) among other leaders attended. On invitation from Giriraj Singh the GS of R3, Comrade K.Ragavendran General Secretary AIPRPA and Ex-SG NFPE also attending the AIC. CHQ Office Bearers of AIPRPA Comrades Y. Naghabhushanam and B.M.Sunda  also participating in the AIC.
          Here we can see the photos of Delegates attending more than 1000 in number in the inaugural session; Comrade A.K.Padmanabhan National President of CITU inaugurating the AIC; and Comrade R.N.Parashar Secretary General NFPE delivering his address. More photos will be added later



FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS) ON THE ISSUE OF RESIDENCE/DOMICILE AND CASTE/TRIBE CERTIFICATES (Click the link below to view) http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/FAQ-21062016.pdf


28th MEETING OF STANDING COMMITTEE OF AGENCIES (SCOVA) UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF HON`BLE MOS (PP)(Click the link  below to view)

Monday, June 20, 2016

NFPE CIRCULAR
 National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
        Phone: 011.23092771                                             e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
            Mob: 9868819295/9810853981             website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

          No. PF-2/2013                                                                      Dated: 18th  June , 2016
 CIRCULAR
To
           
All General Secretaries NFPE Union,All NFPE Office Bearers,
All Circle Secretaries NFPE Unions,
Convenor Reception Committee –Guwahati

Subject:        X Federal Council of NFPE at Guwahati (Assam)

Comrades,

            Xth Federal Council of NFPE will be held at District Library Auditorium, Pan Bazar Guwahati (Assam) from 07.09.2016 to 09.09.2016.

            The Federal Councilors allotted as per quota received from the affiliates is mentioned below:

            P-III                 = 27                            Ex. Officio                                    = 19
            P-IV                = 24                            (Office Bearers 11+GS 8= 19)                 
R-III                 = 10                            Fraternal Delegates (Non-Voting)
                                                            AIPEU GDS(NFPE)                      = 20
R-IV                =   1                             Casual Labourers Federation     =  3
Admn             =   1                            
Postal A/C    =   2
SBCO           =   1
Civil Wing    =   1

All General Secretaries are requested to finalize the names of Federal Councilors and ask them to book their up and down ward journey tickets at once to avoid inconvenience(Separate notice has been issued. Details of quota received, based on which Federal Councilors number is worked out, can be verified with NFPE HQ by the concerned General Secretary.

Federal Executive: Federal Executive of NFPE will be held at District Library Auditorium, Pan Bazar Guwahati (Assam) on 7.09.2016 at 10A.M. All NFPE Office Bearers and General Secretaries are requested to attend the meeting in time.

Thanking you.                                  
                                                                        Yours Comradely,

                                                            (R.N. Parashar)

Secretary General