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Friday, October 17, 2014

Need a direction from Central for Interim Relief - 7th Pay Commission

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7th Pay Commission wanted a direction from the Government to consider grant of Interim Relief to CG Employees

The President of Karnataka Pensioners Association Shri Ramanatha Rao sent a letter to our email. The content of the letter is reproduced and given below for your information…

“The Pensioners Assns in Karnataka had met the 7th Pay Commission team at Bangalore on Aug 24. The Chairman clearly appeared to be in favour of the grant of Interim Relief. But, he wanted a direction from the Govt. to consider such an issue. Thereupon, I have already written to the Prime Minister on Aug 26. Copy is Attached”.

Rgds to all
SS Ramanatha Rao,
Bangalore/13.10.2014.

Bank Employees Strike on 12th November 2014

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Bank Employees Strike on 12th November 2014

UFBU have announced a all India token strike on November 12 to reiterate their demands for a wage revision. The decision was made at the meeting that was held in Bengaluru yesterday.

It has been more than two years since the wage revision agreement had expired. Following this, a number of meetings were held between the associations and the bank management over the new salary and increment contracts. The IBA didnít accept the demand for a 25% salary hike. Instead, the management offered 11% hike. The negotiations failed.

Formation of new Commissionerates following the implementation of Cadre Restructuring in CBEC

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Formation of new Commissionerates following the implementation of Cadre Restructuring in CBEC

The Central Board of Excise and Customs has implemented the cadre restructuring of the Indirect Taxes formations, with effect from 15th October 2014. The restructuring of formations is aimed creating larger number of compact commissionerates, by reorganizing the existing commissionerates. This shall provide better tax payer services and deepen the tax base.

7th Pay Commission visited Siachen base camp and Daulat Beg Oldie

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7th Pay Commission visited Siachen base camp and Daulat Beg Oldie and spent considerable time for  interacting with soldiers and asking them about the conditions in one of the toughest areas of the worldÖ

Pay Commission team visits Siachen to get first-hand experience - India Today article

The 7th Pay Commission visited forward areas in Jammu and Kashmir, including the worldís highest battlefield on the Siachen glacier, to get the first-hand feel of the freezing temperatures and hardship faced by soldiers.

The 16-member team headed by the panelís chairman, retired judge A.K. Mathur, spent time at the base camp in Siachen and went to other forward areas. The three services have submitted a joint memorandum to the Pay Commission regarding their ìwish listî. The panel will visit other defence installations as it continues its deliberations till January 1, 2016.

Dedication of Portability through Universal Account Number (UAN) for Employees Provident Fund

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Dedication of Portability through Universal Account Number (UAN) for Employees Provident Fund

ìThe minimum pension for employees has been introduced first time so that employeesí pension is not less than Rs. 1000 per month. The wage ceiling has been raised from Rs. 6500 to Rs. 15000 per month to ensure that vulnerable groups are covered under EPF Schemeî.

Under the scheme complete information for approximately 4 crore subscribers of EPF has been centrally compiled and digitized and a UAN has been allotted to all. The UAN is being seeded with Bank account and Aadhar Card and other KYC details for financial inclusion of vulnerable section of society and their unique identification.

Camps are being organized to facilitate opening of bank account and Aadhar card for those subscribers who have no bank account or Aadhar card as on date. This will ensure portability of the Social Security Benefits to the labour of organised sector across the jobs and geographic areas. The EPF account of employee will be now be updated monthly and at the same time he will be informed through sms.

Finally it will ensure that each of the 4 crore or more EPF account holders have direct access to their EPF accounts and will also enable them to consolidate all their previous accounts (approximately Rs 27000 Crore are currently lying with EPFO in inoperative accounts). By 16th October, 2014, approximately 2 crore subscribers will have the benefit of portability through UAN. Subscribers have been informed through sms/email immediately on inauguration.

The minimum pension for employees has been introduced first time so that employeesí pension is not less than Rs. 1000 per month. The wage ceiling has been raised from Rs. 6500 to Rs. 15000 per month to ensure that vulnerable groups are covered under EPF Scheme.

Source: PIB News

Amendment in Administrative Tribunals Act - Jurisdiction of Benches of Central Administrative Tribunal

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Amendment in Administrative Tribunals Act - Jurisdiction of Benches of Central Administrative Tribunal

Notification under sub-section (1) of section 18 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 specifying jurisdiction of Benches of Central Administrative Tribunal.

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 23rd September, 2014

G.S.R. 683(E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (I) of Section 18 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 (13 of 1985), the Central Government hereby makes the following further amendment in the Notification of the Government of India in the erstwhile Ministry of Persormel and Training, Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and Pensions vide No. G.S.R. 610(E) elated the 26th July, 1985, namely :ó


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