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Friday, November 20, 2015

CHQ  CIRCULAR
No. R-III/Circular-25/2015                                                                        Dated 20-11-2015
To
            All CWC Members, Circle, Divisional and Branch Secretaries.

Dear Comrades,

                        The 7 CPC Report is disappointing. The demand of Staff Side for Rs.26000/- as minimum wage which is justified as per 15th  India Labour Conference Norms has been rejected. The Minimum wage has been recommended a paltry sum of Rs.18000/-. The maximum has been fixed Rs.2,50,000/- raising the ratio of minimum and maximum to 1: 13.89 where as according to 6 CPC it was 1:12 which was earlier only 1:10 (4 CPC). The highly paid officers have been granted much higher benefits  than the low paid employees widening the wage differential to an abnormal level.

1.               The Commission is of view that there is no justification of upgrading the pay scale  of
(a)Postal Asstt/Sorting Asstt (b) Postal Asstt (SBCO) (c) Postal Asstt (CO) (d) Postman Cadre & Mailguard (e) PO & RMS Accountants (f) MTS, including Fgn. Post (g) Binders (h) Despatch Riders (i) System Administrators . No separate cadre or Pay (j) Marketing Executive . No separate cadre or pay    (k) Artisans, Drivers and Technical Supervisors in MMS.
2.               GDS cannot be treated as Civil Servants at par with the regular employees.
3.               Recommended immediate merger of 33 Postal Dispensaries in 10 Postal Circles with CGHS.
4.               Date of effect 01-01-2016 instead of 01-01-2014
5.               Minimum wage Rs.18000/-instead of Rs.26000/.
6.               Fitment formula 2.57 instead of 3.7.
7.               Annual increment @ 3% . No change. 
8.    MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION – NO CHANGE – 10, 20, 30
Conditions made more stringent. Bench march “Very Good” required instead of “good”. No Examination for MACP proposed by 7 CPC when ur demand for five promotions 8,15,21,26 and 30 years not accepted.
9.    PAY BAND, GRADE PAY SYSTEM ABOLISHED.New Pension Structure called “Matrix based open ended pay structure” recommended..
10..    MAXIMUM PAY INCREASE – 12.50% when  our demand  40% increase for all employees.
11.     COMPARISON BETWEEN MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM PAY – 1:13.89 (18000 : 25000/
Our demand  – 1:8
12.     D.A. Formula ; No  change.
15.     No. of Pay scales not reduced.
16.     Drivers . Higher Pay sale rejected.
17. ALLOWANCES – No improvement.
7 CPC  recommended abolition of 52 existing allowances such as Assitt. Cashier Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Treasury Allowance, Handicapped Allowance, Risk Allowance, Savings Bank Allowance, Special compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance, Cycle Allowance, Family Planning Allowance etc.
18. HRA reduced to 24%, 16% and 8% for X,Y,Z cities.



19. Casual Leave. No change  
20. Child Care Leave (CCL). First 365 days-full Pay (100%) next 365 days -80% pay  only.       
21. Maternity Leave-No change.
22. Leave Encashment- At the time of  retirement-NO change. Maximum 300 days.
23. Medical Insurance Scheme for serving and retired employees recommended.
24. TPA No hike and  only 125% DA merge.
25. LTC –No change.
26. Further recommended NO Pay Commission required.  
27. 7 CPC recommended for performance related Pay and all bonus should be linked with productivity.
28. Compulsary retirement and efficiency Bar introduced.    
29. Promotee and direct recruits – Entry level pay anomaly is removed.
30. NPS will continue.
31. CEA & Hostel susidy Rate
     CEA per month Rs. 2250- 25% increase when  DA crosses 50%
     Hostel subsidy- 6750-25% of increase when DA crosses   50%
32. Group Insurance                      Level                         Monthly contribution         Gross Insurance Amt.                          

                                                     1-5                    1500                          15 Lakh
                                                     6-9                    2500                          25 lakh
                                                   10 and above     5000                           50 Lakh

33. Pensionary Benefit- 7 CPC recommended One rank One pension.
34. Minimum Pension Rs.9000/-
35. Gratuity ceiling raised to Rs.20 Lakh.
36.   FMA- NO change. Rs.500/-PM
37. CGHS facilities to all Postal Pensioners recommended & Postal dispensaries should be merged with CGHS.
38. IPO/ASPO/SP scale upgraded tp Rs. 4600/4800/5400 respectively.

The Confederation  and other JCM constituent Organisations are discussing to evolve a common approach on the recommendations and to demand modification where ever required. In the mean time the NJCA & confederation has  called upon entirety of workers to observe black day by wearing black badges, rally ,demonstration etc on 27th November, 2015 at all Centres as decided to day in a meeting held on 20-11-2015  in JCM office. The next meeting of NJCA will be held on 8th December, 2015 in JCM office and further course of action would be chalked out at that day. Prepare for struggles in the days to come.
     Details of pay scales given in Table Martix and Table 7 are enclosed for information.
                          
With best wishes.
Yours comradely,
                          
                                                                                                   Giri Raj Singh
                                                                 General Secretary                                         

RATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
1st Floor, North Avenue PO, New Delhi – 110001


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7th  PAY COMMISSION REPORT

TOTALLY DISAPPOINTING
POSTAL EMPLOYEES – ALL DEMANDS REGARDING ENHANCED WAGES AND SERVICE CONDITIONS REJECTED
 


HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY
 


1.     Commission is of the view that there is no justification of upgrading the pay of
(a)  Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants
(b) Postal Assistant (SBCO)
(c)  Postal Assistant (CO)
(d) Postman cadre & Mailguard.
(e)  PO & RMS accountants
(f)   Despatch Rider (MMS)
(g)  Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) including Foreign Post
(h) Binders
(i)    System Administrators (No separate cadre or pay)
(j)    Marketing Executives (no separate cadre or Pay)
(k)  Artisans
(l)    Technical Supervisors (MMS) (in) Drivers

2.     Gramin Dak Sevaks cannot be treated as Civil servants at par with Regular employees. As they are only holder of civil posts and not civilian employees, no recommendations with regard to GDS.

3.     Recommended immediate merger of 33 Postal dispensaries in 10 Postal Circles with CGHS.
  
4.     ADDITIONAL POST ALLOWANCE FOR POSTMAN
10% of Basic Pay if one shares the another Postmen duty. If it is shared by two Postmen, it will be 5% for both.

5.     HOLDING MONETARY COMPENSATION
Supervisor, PA, Sorting Postman – Rs. 200/- per holiday.
MTS – Rs. 150/- per holiday

6.     ADDITIONAL WORK ALLOWANCE
2% of the Basic Pay per month
10% of the Basic pay if period exceeds 45 days.

7.     IP/ASP/SP SCALE UPGRADED
Commission has noted that the VI CPC had placed Inspector (Posts) at par with Inspector of CBDT/CBED. Subsequently the Inspector of CBDT/CBE were elevated to GP 4600. The Commission has further noted that the Inspector of Posts and Inspector of CBDT/CBED are recruited through the same combined graduate level examination. Therefore the commission recommended 4600 GP for IP and 4800 GP and 5400 GP for SPOs.


(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
NFPE








7TH PAY COMMISSION REPORT SUBMITTED TO GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ON 19.11.2015
 


MOST DISAPPOINTING AND RETROGRADE RECOMMENDATIONS
WORST RECOMMENDATIONS EVER MADE BY ANY PREVIOUS PAY COMMISSION


ONLY 14.29% INCREASE IN PAY AFTER 10 YEARS
(EQUAL TO TWO DA INSTALLMENTS)!!!


50 LAKHS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND DEFENCE PERSONNEL CHEATED & DECEIVED


HOLD PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY


NJCA LEADERS MEETING AT DELHI ON 20.11.2015 AT 11 AM, WILL DECIDE THE FUTURE COURSE OF ACTION



IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS

1.    DATD OF EFFECT – 01.01.2016
JCM Staff Side demand – 01.01.2014 - Rejected

2.    MINIMUM PAY – 18000
JCM (SS) demand – 26000 – Rejected
Dr. Aykroyd Formula of 15th Indian Labour Conference for calculation of Minimum wage distorted by 7th CPC to deny the eligible minimum pay.

3.    FITMENT FORMULA – 2.57 TIMES
JCM (SS) demand – multiplication factor 3.7 (26000/70000)

4.    FIXATION ON PROMOTION – NO CHANGE – ONLY ONE INCREMENT IN THE OLD SCALE
JCM (SS) demand – Minimum two increments fixation.

5.    ANNUAL INCREMENT – 3% NO CHANGE
JCM (SS) demand – 5%

6.    MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION – NO CHANGE – 10, 20, 30
Conditions made more stringent. Bench march “Very Good” required instead of “good”. No Examination for MACP proposed. Hierarchial promotion restored.
JCM (SS) demand: Five promotion – 8,7,6,5,4 (30 years)

7.    PAY BAND, GRADE PAY SYSTEM ABOLISHED
New Pension Structure called “Matrix based open ended pay structure” recommended. Total span of the scale 40 years.
JCM (SS) demand: Abolish pay band, Grade Pay system and open ended pay scales should be introduced.

8.    MAXIMUM PAY INCREASE – 14.29%
JCM (SS) demand – Minimum 40% increase for all employees.

9.                COMPARISON BETWEEN MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM PAY – 1:11.4 (18000 : 205400)
Demand of the JCM (SS) – 1:8

10.          NUMBER OF PAY SCALES – NOT REDUCED - NO DELAYERING
JCM(SS) demand – pay scales with grade pay 1900, 2000, 4600, 8700 and the pay scale 75500-80000 to be abolished.

11.          ALLOWANCES – NO IMPROVEMENT
Commission recommended abolition of 52 existing allowances such as Assisting Cashier Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance, Treasury Allowance, Handicapped Allowance, Risk Allowance, Savings Bank Allowance, Special compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance, Cycle Allowance, Family Planning Allowance etc.

12.          HRA REDUCED TO 26%, 16% AND 8% FOR X, Y AND Z CITIES
JCM (SS) demand – Existing HRA of 30% (for X class cities with population 50 lakhs and above), 20% (for Y class cities with population of 5 lakhs to 50 lakhs) and 10% (for Z class cities with less than 5 lakhs population) may be increased to 60%, 40% and 20%.

13.          DRIVERS – HIGHER PAY SCALE REJECTED

14.          DA FORMULA – NO CHANGE

15.          HBA – NO CHANGE – CEILING RAISED TO 25 LAKHS

16.          CASUAL LEAVE – NO INCREASE

17.          CHILD Care Leave
        1st 365 days – Full pay (100%)
        Next 365 days – 80% Pay only.

18.          MATERNITY LEAVE – NO CHANGE - 

19.          LEAVE ENCASHMENT AT THE TIME OF RETIREMENT – NO INCREASE MAXIMUM 300 DAYS ONLY

20.          MEDICAL
Medical Insurance Scheme for serving and retired employees recommended.

21.          TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE - NO HIKE -  ONLY 125% MERGER

Pay Level
Higher Transport Allowance cities (A, AI)
Other places
9 and above
7200 + DA
3600 + DA
3 to 8
3600 + DA
1800 + DA
1 and 2
1350 + DA
900 + DA

22.          LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION (LTC) – NO CHANGE
One time LTC to Foreign Country during the service rejected. Splitting of Home Town LTC for employees Posted in North East, Laddakh, Andaman & Nicobars and Lakshdweep allowed.

23. ACCOUNTS STAFF BELONGING TO UNORGANIZED ACCOUNTS – PARITY WITH ORGANISED ACCOUNTS REJECTED.

24.  PERIODICAL REVIEW OF WAGES (NOT TEN YEARS) RECOMMENDED. NO PAY COMMISSION REQUIRED

25.          PERFORMANCE RELATED PAY SHOULD BE INTRODUCED IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND ALL BONUS PAYMENT SHOULD BE LINKED TO PRODUCTIVITY.
JCM (SS) demand – No Performance related Pay. Productivity Linked Bonus for all.

26.          COMPULSORY RETIREMENT AND EFFICIENCY BAR REINTRODUCED
Failure to get required bench MarK for promotion within the first 20 years of service will result in stoppage of increment. Such employees who have out lived their ability, their services need not be continued and the continuance of such persons in the service should be discouraged.

27.          PROMOTEE AND DIRECT RECRUITS – ENTRY LEVEL PAY ANOMALY IS REMOVED
JCM (SS) demand – the differential entry pay between new recruits and promoted employees should be done away with.

28.          CADRE REVIEW TO BE COMPLETED IN A TIME BOUND MANNER.
Commission recommended to hasten the process of cadre review and reduced the time taken in inter-ministerial consultations.

29.          NEW PENSION SCHEME – WILL CONTINUE

30.          CEA & HOSTEL SUBSIDY
Rate
CEA per month             2250 - 25% increase when DA crosses
Hostel subsidy              6750 – 50& increase when DA crosses  

31.          GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME

Level                    Monthly Contribution           Insurance Amount
1 to 5                   1500                                       15 Lakhs
6 to 9                   2500                                       25 lakhs
10 and above      5000                                       50 lakhs

  
PENSIONARY BENEFITS

32.          PENSIONERS – PARITY – LONG STANDING DEMAND OF THE PENSIONERS ACCEPTED
Commission recommends a revised Pension Formulation for Civil employees and Defence Personnel who have retired before 01.01.2016. (expected date of implementation of seventh CPC recommendations). This formulation will bring about complete parity of past pensioners with current retirees.

33.          PENSIONERS – MINIMUM PENSION RS. 9000/-
(50% of the minimum pay recommended by the 7th CPC)

34.          PENSIONERS – GRATUITY CEILING RAISED TO 20 LAKHS

35.          PENSIONERS – FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA) – NO CHANGE (RS. 500/-

36.          CGHS FACILITIES TO ALL POSTAL PENSIONERS RECOMMENDED
33 Postal dispensaries should be merged with CGHS

37.          GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (GDS) OF THE POSTAL DEPARTMENT DEMAND FOR CIVIL SERVANTS STATUS REJECTED
Recommendation: - The committee carefully considered the demand for treating the Gramin Dak Sevaks as civil servants at par with other regular employees for all purposes, and noted the following:
(a)       GDS are Extra-Departmental Agents recruited by Department of Posts to serve in rural areas.
(b)       As per the Recruitment Rules the minimum educational qualification for recruitment to this post is class X.
(c)        GDS are required to be on duty only for 4 to 5 hours a day under the terms and conditions of their service.
(d)       The GDS are remunerated with Time Related continuity Allowance (TRCA) on the pattern of pay scales for regular Government employees plus DA on pro-rata basis.
(e)       A GDS must have other means of income independent of his remuneration as a GDS to sustain himself and his family.

Government of India has so far held that GDS is outside the Civil Service of the Union and shall not claim to be at par with the Central Government Employees. The Supreme Court Judgment also states that GDS are only holder of Civil posts but not civilian employees. The Commission endorses this view and therefore has no recommendation with regard to GDS.


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation



FLASH NEWS : Salient Features Of 7th Pay Commission Recommendation 



7th Pay commission report submitted

♦ Report consist 900 pages
♦ Pay Panel recommends 16% Pay hike
♦ Grade Pay and Band Pay system abolished
♦ Minimum Salary 18000
♦ Apex pay scale 225000
♦ Cabinet secretary Pay 250000
♦ Annual increment 3%
♦ 23.5% hike in pay and allowance together
♦ Fitman formula 2.57%
♦ Group insurance increased to 50 lakhs
♦ HRA remains Same 10% 20% 30%
♦ 52 Allowances abolished
♦ 36 Allowances submerged


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Source : http://finmin.nic.in/7cpc/7cpc_report_eng.pdf
Key highlights of 7th Pay Commission report

7th pay commission report Highlights:
  • Minimum pay is 18,000/-
  • Grade Pay System abolished
  • fitment formula will be 2.57. So using present basic pay, 7th CPC pay can be calculated by multiplying the same with 2.57 factor.
  • Increase in Military service Pay increased to 16,500
  • 3% annual increment
  • 52 allowances abolished
  • 16% increase in pay
  • 23.55% increase overall salary when taking in to increase in allowances also
  • 24% increase in Pension

In a bonanza for central government employees, the Seventh Pay Commission on Thursday submitted its final report to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recommending a 22-23 percent jump in their salary and allowances.

The Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur has suggested a 15 percent increase over the basic salary plus DA for the central government staff. An increase in allowances like HRA has also been recommended.

The total increase will be 23.55 percent of the gross salary (basic plus DA plus allowances). The pay commission has also proposed a status quo on the retirement age of central government employees. Retirement age for central government employees is 60 years now.

The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission are scheduled to take effect from January 1, 2016.

Besides Chairman, other members of the commission are Vivek Rae, a retired IAS officer of 1978 batch, and Rathin Roy, an economist. Meena Agarwal is secretary of the commission.

The central government constitutes the pay commission every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications.

The Commission was set up by the UPA government in February 2014 to revise remuneration of about 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.

The Union Cabinet had extended the term of the panel in August by four months, till December. The 6th Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006.


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Postal Services Board :

The Commission has examined the demand for granting apex level to the members of the PSB and is of the view that adequate functional justification for the same does not exist. ( Para 11.8.11)
The Commission however is no t in favour of creating an additional post of member to discharge the financial function and is of the view that the portfolios of the six members can be so re-arranged that the need to create a new post of Member is obviated. ( Para 11.8.12)

IPS (Group – A):

In so far as Director, National Postal Academy is concerned, the view taken is that functional justification from upgrading the post to Apex level does not exist. As far as the rest of the demands for upgradation / creation of posts are concerned, these are administrative matters, which may be taken up with the concerned departments in the government. ( Para 11.8.15)

Postmaster Cadre :

The Commission recommends that while 25 percent of the posts of Senior Post Master may continue to be filled up from Post Master Gr.III through seniority based promotions, eligible officers from the Post Masters’ cadre (Postmaster Gr.II and Postmaster Gr.III) may also be permitted to appear for LDCE along with Inspector (Posts) for the balance 75 percent of the Senior Postmasters’ posts ( Para 11.8.18)

Inspector Cadre :

The Commission, therefore, recommends that Inspector (Posts) who are presently in the GP 4200 should be upgraded to GP 4600. With this upgradation, Inspector (Posts) shall come to lie in an identical grade pay as that of their promotion post of Assistant Superintendent of Posts (ASPOs). A higher grade would thus need to be extended to ASPOs. Accordingly, the Commission recommends that the promotional post of ASPOs be placed in the next higher GP 4800 and further, the post of Superintendent (Posts), which is presently in the GP 4800, be moved up to GP 5400 (PB-2). ( Para 11.8.21)

Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants / LSG / HSG-II / HSG-I:

The Commission is of the view that there is no justification for enhancement of minimum educational qualifications for Direct Recruits for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants from Class XII to Graduation and the entry grade pay from GP 2400 to GP 2800. No justification for upgrading LSG, HSG-II & HSG-I (Para 11.8.23 & 11.8.24)

P A ( SBCO) :

The Commission is therefore of the view that no upgradation is warranted. As regards grant of cash handling allowance, the Commission is of the view that with the spread of banking and internet based payments coming into vogue there is no merit in granting an allowance for handling cash. ( Para 11.8.27).

Postman :

The Commission has noted the entry level qualifications prescribed (Class X or ITI for MTS) as also the work content, and is of the view that there is no justification for further raising the entry grade pay of Postman. ( Para 11.8.29)

Mail Guard :

As no modification in the grade pay of Postman is recommended, the Mail Guard shall also be placed in same pay level. ( Para 11.8.33)

Multi Tasking Staff :

 No upgrade is considered necessary for either MTS-domestic or MTS-foreign posts. ( Para 11.8.37)

Binders :

There is no justification for raising the entry grade pay as sought. ( Para 11.8.39)

Artisans :

The Commission is of the view that no anomaly exists in the present pay structure of these posts. The cadre of artisans in the Department of Posts shall accordingly be extended only the corresponding replacement level of pay. ( Para 11.8.43)

Translation Officer :

The Commission, therefore, suggests that a comparative study of the job profiles be carried out by the department to arrive at the precise job content and a view taken thereafter. ( Para 11.8.45)

Technical Supervisors :

No upgrade is recommended. (11.8.47)

Gramin Dak Sewaks:

The Commission has carefully considered the demand and noted the following:

a.         GDS are Extra-Departmental Agents recruited by Department of Posts to serve in rural areas.
b.         As per the RRs, the minimum educational qualification for recruitment to this post is Class X.
c.         GDS are required to beon duty only for 4-5 hours a day under the terms and conditions of their service.
d.         The GDS are remunerated with Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) on the pattern of pay scales for regular government employees, plus DA on pro-rata basis.
e.         A GDS must have other means of income independent of his remuneration as a GDS, to sustain himself and his

Government of India has so far held that the GDS is outside the Civil Service of the Union and shall not claim to be at par with the Central Government employees. The Supreme Court judgment also states that GDS are only holders of civil posts but not civilian employees.

The Commission endorses this view and therefore has no recommendation with regard to GDS
( Para 11.8.49 & 11.8.50)

Separate Cadre for S As / B Es :

System Administrators and Marketing Executives have demanded creation of separate cadres with higher pay scales. Presently incumbents of these posts are drawn from the cadre of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistant Cadre.
The V and the VI CPC have also dealt with this issue and have not recommended separation of cadres. The Commission also does not see any rationale for creating separate cadres.
(Para 11.8.51 & 11.8.52