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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2017

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Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2017

No. 5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 28th April, 2017

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2017 increased by 1 point and pegged at 275 (two hundred and seventy five). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.36 per cent between February, 2017 and March, 2017 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.37 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 0.58 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Goat Meat, Milk, Pure Ghee, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, French Beans, Peas, Tomato, Banana, Apple, Sugar, Cooking Gas, Medicine (Allopathic), Bus Fare, Toilet Soap, Tooth Paste, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Black Gram, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Besan, Mustard Oil, Chillies Dry, Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Potato, Tea (Readymade), Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 2.61 per cent for March, 2017 as compared to 2.62 per cent for the previous month and 5.51 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation remained static at 1.71 per cent and it was 6.16 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Godavarikhani reported the maximum increase of 5 points followed by Mercara, Tripura, Rourkela, Faridabad and Madurai (4 points each). Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 5 centres, 2 points in 16 centres and 1 point in 21 centres. On the contrary, Bokaro, Chennai and Varanasi recorded maximum decrease of 3 points each. Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 4 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 16 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 32 centres are above .All-India Index and other 41 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Amritsar, Jabalpur, Jalandhar , Vishakhapathnam and Coonoor centres remained at par with A11-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of April, 2017 will be released on Wednesday. 31st May, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in

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(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

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Allowances on Committee Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval – Finmin Press Note

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7th CPC Allowance Committee Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval – Finmin Press Note

PRESS NOTE

The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister on 27.04.2017. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as Member Secretary.

The Committee was set up in pursuance of the 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 Railwaymen, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors, Nurses etc.

The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set up to screen the 7thCPC recommendations and to firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. Itmay be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pensionwere 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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7th CPC Allowance Committee submitted its report to FM on 27.4.2017 – PIB Report

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Allowances on Committee submitted its report to FM on 27.4.2017 – PIB Report

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

28-April-2017 16:38 IST

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.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

7th CPC Allowance Committee Report - What media says?

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7th CPC Allowance Committee Report - What media says?

7th Pay Commission: Final report on allowances in next few days, maximum HRA likely to be Rs 60,000
At the highest level of the pay scale, the Cabinet Secretary and officers of the same rank have a new basic pay of Rs 2.5 lakh per month, for which the HRA would be Rs 60,000, meaning a hike of 122 percent.
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7th Pay Commission: Will allowance committee submit report on Thursday?
Has the wait for higher allowances for the central government finally over? The allowance committee is likely to submit its recommendations under 7th Pay Commission by Thursday to Finance Ministry, a media report said.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be returning to India from his official trip to United States and Russia on Thursday. Thus, this is when the allowance committee planning to submit the recommendations report, as reported by The Sen Times.
Click to read more at ZeeBiz

7th Pay Commission: Higher Allowances Report To Be Submitted Thursday
New Delhi: The Committee on Allowances will submit its report on Thursday, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley returns to the country after his visit to US and Russia.
Click to read more at TKBSEN

7th Pay Commission: Latest Update On Allowance Committee Report
The 7th pay commission had examined a total of 196 existing allowances and recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances.
Click to read more at NDTVProfit

Karnataka CoC General Secretary Shri P.S.Prasad said...
Allowances Committee Report and Financial Expenditure
The Central Government Civilian Employees numbering around 36 lakhs employees and Defence forces numbering around 15 lakhs are waiting for a long period for the allowances committee to submit its report...
Announce the revised allowances immediately after the arrival of the Honorable Finance Minister from his official tour to US and Russia, which he is expected to return from foreign assignments on 27th April 2017
Click to read more at Kar.CoC

Allowances Committee Report and Financial Expenditure

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Allowances Committee Report and Financial Expenditure

Comrades,
The Central Government Civilian Employees numbering around 36 lakhs employees and Defence forces numbering around 15 lakhs are waiting for a long period for the allowances committee to submit its report and almost 10 months have passed , the allowances committee has not submitted its report so far , the patience of the Central Government Employees is almost over , the main demand of the CG employees is house rent allowance , the expenditure towards the HRA is just at 4.15 % of the total expenditure , the breakup of pay and allowances is pay including DA constitute about 80% and all allowances together constitute around 20% of the total expenditure, even if the 7th CPC recommendations are accepted the HRA expenditure shall be at just 9% of the total expenditure, even if the staff side demands of the HRA is accepted the total expenditure shall not cross 10%, let us examine the following facts.

The total expenditure towards pay & allowances for 36 lakhs Central Government employees for the year 2015-16 is Rs 1,50,028.57 ( in crore) , Out of the total expenditure of 1,50,028.57 crore, the percentage expenditure on Pay, Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA) and other allowances are Pay Rs 55,162.69 crores (36.77%) , DA Rs 64,304.33 crores (42.68%) , allowances constitute Rs 30561.55 crores of which HRA Rs 6,225.14 crores ( 4.15% ) and. Transport Allowance constitute Rs 6186.05 crores and other allowances 16.22% respectively.

Out of the total expenditure of Rs 6,225.14 crore on HRA in 2015-16, the HRA expenditure for X class cities is Rs 2287.80 crore which is around 36.75% of the total expenditure on HRA.

Number of Sanctioned Posts is 36,49,468 and Number in Position is 32,28, 921 vacant posts is 4,20,547 , the Defence forces constitute around 15 lakhs with an Indian Army strength of 11 lakh.

Pay commission views : Para number 16.3
16.3 The increases in allowances relate to the following:
a) House Rent Allowance (HRA): This accounts for the principal increase in the expenditure on allowances since it is calculated as a percentage of the basic pay and the rise in basic pay based on recommendations of the Commission would be reflected as increased HRA. The expenditure on account of HRA is likely to go up from ₹12,400 crore to ₹29,600 crore, an increase of ₹17,200 (138.71%). This figure also includes an expenditure of ₹3,700 crore that is likely to occur on account of the expansion in coverage of HRA benefiting personnel serving in the CAPFs (this figures include all Central Government employees including Defence employees)

Hence the additional expenditure towards allowances will not financially impact the Central Government as already 70% of the 7th CPC expenditure has been borne out by the Government, only additional expenditure of just around 30% that is Rs 30,000 crores has to be met by the Central Government. even if 7th CPC report is fully implemented the expenditure towards pay and allowances shall not exceed 10% of the total revenue We hope the Government understands the sentiments of the Central Government employees and announce the revised allowances immediately after the arrival of the Honorable Finance Minister from his official tour to US and Russia, which he is expected to return from foreign assignments on 27th April 2017.

Comradely yours
(P.S.Prasad)
General Secretary

Source: http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/


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