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Friday, February 28, 2014

AICPIN for Jan 2014 - Expected DA from Jul 2014

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AICPIN for Jan 2014 - Expected DA from Jul 2014

 All-India CPI-IW for January, 2014 declined by 2 points and pegged at 237

Consumer Price Index Numbers For Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) January 2014 

According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for January, 2014 declined by 2 points and pegged at 237(two hundred and thirty Seven). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by 0.84 per cent between December and January compared with the rise of 0.91 per cent between the same two months a year ago. 

7th Central Pay Commission Terms of Reference - Cabinet approved ToR of 7th CPC

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7th Central Pay Commission Terms of Reference - Cabinet approved ToR of 7th CPC


The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the Terms of Reference of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) as follows:-

a) To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances and other facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, having regard to rationalization and simplification therein as well as the specialized needs of various Departments, agencies and services, in respect of the following categories of employees:-
i. Central Government employees-industrial and non-industrial;
ii. Personnel belonging to the All India Services;
iii. Personnel of the Union Territories;
iv. Officers  and   employees   of  the   Indian  Audit  and   Accounts Department;
v. Members of regulatory bodies (excluding the Reserve Bank of India) set up under Acts of Parliament; andvi. Officers and employees of the Supreme Court.

Whether Cabinet Approved Merger of DA with Basic Pay today(28.2.2014)..?

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Whether Cabinet Approved Merger of DA with Basic Pay today(28.2.2014)..?

One of the leading news media ‘IBN Live‘ reported that “the Union Cabinet approved a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 100 per cent from existing 90 per cent benefiting 50 lakh Central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners. The DA hike though, will not be merged with the basic pay“.“.

On the other side, one of the popular media news agency, ‘Business standard‘ said that the “Cabinet today approved merger of 50% dearness allowance of Central government employees and pensioners with their basic pay. However, it has deferred a decision on anti-corruption ordinances and Forward Contract Regulation (Amendment) Act. A special Cabinet meeting is likely tomorrow to take call on these ordinances“.

CABINET APPROVED 10% DEARNESS ALLOWANCE HIKE FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS

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DEARNESS ALLOWANCE IS EQUIVALENT TO BASIC PAY

CABINET COMMITTEE APPROVED 10% DEARNESS ALLOWANCE HIKE FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS



DEARNESS ALLOWANCE IS EQUIVALENT TO BASIC PAY

Basic Pay= 100% Dearness Allowance

On 28.02.2014, the Cabinet Committee announced that it had given its consent to 10% Additional Dearness Allowance to all Central Govt Employees and Pensioners with effect from 1.1.2014.

This took Dearness Allowance to 100%.

Now, Central Government employees will be given 100% Dearness Allowance from the preceding date of 01.01.2014. But the Finance Ministry has not issued any relevant orders yet. We are hoping that the orders will be given before the end of this month.

The 100% Dearness Allowance from 01.03.2014 will be given along with the salary. The Dearness Allowance of January and February will be given as arrears. The hike is applicable for Central Government pensioners too.

In the current scenario, the Dearness Allowance is equal to Basic Pay. 

Let us look at the Dearness Allowance trends in the past… 

The growth of Dearness Allowance began on the basis of the 5th CPC, from 01.01.1996 onwards. It increased steadily and reached 50% on 01.07.2002.

On 01.04.2004, 50% Dearness Allowance was merged to the basic pay. The progression continued and on 01.07.2008, it reached 54%.

Click to view the image given below - Finance Ministry DA Merger order…

A significant growth in 12 years was seen in the order issued by the Finance ministry on 13.04.1999, in which the Government agreed to increase the Dearness Allowance from 22% to 32%, with effect from 01.01.1999. This was a 10% increase.

Click to view the image given below - Finance Ministry order…





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Voluntary Retirement under Fundamental Rule 56(k), 56(m) and Rule 48 - Amendment orders by Dopt

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Voluntary Retirement under Fundamental Rule 56(k), 56(m) and Rule 48  - Amendment orders by Dopt

Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-100 001 
Dated : 27th February, 2014

Subject : Voluntary retirement under FR 56(k), etc. and amendment of Rules.

The provisions of Fundamental Rule 56(k), 56(m) and Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 relating to acceptance of request of voluntary retirement have been revisited as per the Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench judgement dated 4th August, 2010 in 0.A.No.1600/2009 filed by Shri Gopal Singh Purohit Vs UOI & Others to bring them at par with each other.


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