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AICPIN for the month of December 2016

AICPIN for the month of December 2016

No. 5/1/2014- CPI GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004 DATED: 31st January, 2017
Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW)-December, 2016
The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2016 by 2 points and stood 275 (two hundred and seventy five). On 1-month percentage change, it decreased by (-) 0.72 per cent November and December, 2016 when compared with the decease of (-) 0.37 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group conuibuting (-) 2.74 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Masur Dal, Urd Dal, Groundnut Oil, Muslard Oil, Chillies Green, Ginzer, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, French Beans, Gourd, Green Coriander Leaves, Methi, Palak, Peas, Potato, Radish, Tomato, Banana, Lemon, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decreas…

7th CPC CGHS Subscription Rates

Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme as per 7th CPC
No.S.11011/11/2016-CGHS(P)/EHS Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare EHS Section
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi Dated the 13th January, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
In partial modification to this Ministry’s OM of even No. dated 9th January, 2017 on the subject mentioned above, the undersigned is directed to say that the revised rates will be effective from 1st February 2017 instead of 1st January, 2017.
2. Other contents of the above said OM will remain unchanged.
sd/- (Sunil Kumar Gupta)  Under Secretary to the Government of India
No. S.11011/11/2016 CGHS(P)/EHS  Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare E…

MoD action on BPMS’s representation on Seeking of Clarification regarding Option & Pay Fixation in 7th CPC

MoD once again issued a clarification orders with three illustrations of an employee shall be fixed who has been granted financial upgradation in MACP on 15.3.2016 in the grade pay of Rs.4200.
MoD action on BPMS’s representation on Seeking of Clarification regarding Option & Pay Fixation in 7th CPC
Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 110010 No.AT/II/2701/Orders Dated: 05 Jan 2017 To All PCsDA/CsDA PCA(Fys)/All CsFA(Fys) (Through NIC mail server
Subject:Representation of Defence Civilian Employees’ Federations regarding misinterpretation of RPR 2016 leading to incorrect pay fixation of employees.
A copy of MoD/D (Civ-I) ID No 11 (6)/2016-D(Civ-I) dated 07.12.2016 along with all its enclosures on the above subject is forwarded herewith. It is seen that MoD/D(Civ-I) has requested that the clarification on the subject from MoF/MoD(Fin) may be awaited. Accordingly, the instructions issued by MoD in para 2 of the MoD ID dated 7.12.201…

Clarification on purchase of Air Tickets from Unauthorized Agents

Clarification on purchase of Air Tickets from Unauthorized Agents
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS) 10-A, S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA – 700 001. No.T/1/72/Circular-36 Dated: 05.01.2017 To The Secretary, OFB, ID-A, S.K. Bose Rd, Kol-01 All Sr. General Managers/All General Managers
Ordnance/ Equipments Factories. All Group controllers & Branch AOs
Sub: Clarification on purchase of Air Tickets from unauthorized agents for non- entitled officials to travel by air
Kindly refer to DoP&T letter No.31011/3/2015-Estt(A.lV) dated 18/02/2016 wherein it is mentioned under points 14 & 15 that Govt employees not entitled to travel by air, may travel by any airline. However, reimbursement in such cases shall be restricted to the fare of their entitled class of train/transport or actual expense, whichever is less. In all cases whenever a Govt servant claims LTC by air, he/she is required to book the air tickets either directly through the airlines or through the approved trav…

Clarification regarding timely payment of GPF final payment to the retiring Government Servant – DoPT

Clarification regarding timely payment of GPF final payment to the retiring Government Servant – regarding
No.3/3/2016-P&PW(F) Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare Desk-F
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi-110003 Dated 16th January 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Clarification regarding timely payment of GPF final payment to the retiring Government servant – regarding
During review meetings held to evaluate the status of implementation of Bhavishya with Ministries/Departments, it was observed that GPF final payment in many cases is not being paid to the retiring Government servants immediately on retirement from service leading to payment of interest for the delayed period.
2. Rule 34 of General Provident Fund (Central Service) Rules clearly provides that when the amount standing at the credit of a subscriber in the General Provident Fund becomes payable, it shall be the duty of the Accounts Officer to make payment.…

Interest Rate of General Provident Fund w.e.f. 1.1.2017 – Finmin Orders

Interest Rate of General Provident Fund w.e.f. 1.1.2017 – Finmin Orders
Resolution – accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the GPF and other similar funds – 2017, w.e.f. 1st January, 2017
(PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION OF GAZETTE OF INDIA) F.No.5(1)-B(PD)/2016 Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division)
New Delhi, Dated the 18th January, 2017
RESOLUTION
It is announced for general information that during the year 2016-2017, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8.0% (Eight per cent) w.e.f. 1st January, 2017 to 31st March, 2017. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st January, 2017. The funds concerned are:-
1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services) 2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India) 3. The All India Services Provident Fund 4. The State Railway Provident Fund 5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services) 6. The Indian Ordnance …

Loans and Advances by the Central Government – Interest rates and other terms and conditions

Loans and Advances by the Central Government – Interest rates and other terms and conditions
F.No.5(3)-B(PD)/2016 Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Economic Affairs
New Delhi, the 6th January, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Loans and Advances by the Central Government – Interest rates and other terms and conditions.
Reference this Ministry’s Office Memorandum F.No.5(3)-B(PD)2015 dated 3rd February, 2016 on the captioned subject.
2. The lending rates, categories and conditions prescribed in the aforesaid Office Memorandum have been reviewed. The revised rates of interest, categories and conditions as given in the Table below, would be applicable from 1st April, 2016 and till the time these are reviewed:
TABLE Category of borrower & type of loan Interest rate per cent per annum 1. State Governments (EAP Loan): 8.00 2. Union Territory Governments (with Legislature):
(i) Loans upto 1 year and EAP loan 8.00 (ii) Other Loans 8.50 3. Industrial and Commercial Undertakin…

Streamlining the implementation of the NPS tor Central Govt Employees – NC JCM Staff Side

Streamlining the implementation of the NPS tor Central Govt Employees – NC JCM Staff Side
Meeting of the Committee constituted to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of the NPS tor Central Govt Employees — Reg.
Shiva Gopal Mishra Secretary Ph: 23382286 National council (staff Side) Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001 E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com No. NC-JCM-2016/ Pension Dated: January 20, 2017 The Secretary (Pension) Chairman, NPS Committee Deptt. Of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare Floor, 1.0k Nayak New Delhi
Sub:- Meeting of the Committee constituted to suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of the NPS tor Central Govt Employees — Reg.
Ref : Letter No 57/1/2016-P & PW(B) dated 16th January 2017
Sir, Kindly refer to your aforementioned letter, At the outset we request you to kindly favour us with a copy of the Government Notification setting up the Committee to make suggestions 10 streamline t…

Instructions on sealed cover procedure – where Government servant has been acquitted but appeal is contemplated/pending – Dopt

Instructions on sealed cover procedure – where Government servant has been acquitted but appeal is contemplated/pending – Clarification regarding
F.No.11012/6/2016-Estt.A-III Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel & Training Establishment A-III Desk North Block, New Delhi Dated: 19th January, 2017 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Instructions on sealed cover procedure – where Government servant has been acquitted but appeal is contemplated/pending – Clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 22011/4/91-Estt.A dated 14.09.1992 issued in the light of the Judgement dated 27.08.1991 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Union of India v/ s K.V. Jankiraman etc. (AIR 1991 SC 2010). References have been received seeking clarification with regard to the course of action in cases where the Government servant is acquitted by trial court but an appeal against the judgment is either contempl…

Ceiling on IT for salaried persons should be raised to Rs.7.5 lakh: AIBEA to Jaitley

Ceiling on IT for salaried persons should be raised to Rs.7.5 lakh: AIBEA to Jaitley
The ceiling on Income Tax for salaried persons should be raised upwardsto Rs 7.5 lakh with exclusion of fringe benefits like housing,medical and educational facilities.
The IT rate above Rs 7.5 lakh and upto Rs 12 lakh shall be 10 per centand above Rs 12 lakh upto Rs 20 lakh 20 per cent and Rs 20 lakh andupto Rs 25 lakh it should be 25 per cent, All India Bank Employees’Association ( AIBEA) General Secretary C H.Venkatachalam said while submitting suggestions for consideration in next budget being finalized bythe Central government.
In a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Mr Venkatachalam said theIncome Tax slab for rich individuals should be raised significantly. Forannual incomes between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 1 crore, tax rate should be 35 per cent and for annual Income above Rs 1 crore, it should be 40 percent.
He said Uniform tax rates for goods should be introduced throughout the country and ad…

Secretary staff side/JCM writes to Shri Rajnath Singh about the demands of Central Government Employees

Secretary staff side/JCM writes to Shri Rajnath Singh about the demands of Central Government Employees

Shiva Gopal Mishra 
Secretary
Ph: 23382286 National council (staff Side)  Joint Consulative Machinery for  Central Government Employees  13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001  E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com No.NC-JCM-2016/7th CPC
Dated: January 17, 2017 Shri Rajnath Singh,
Hon’ble Home Minister,
North Block
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
We solicit your kind reference to the discussion the Staff Side delegation had with you and your esteemed colleagues in the Cabinet – Hon’ble Finance Minister, Railway Ministers – on 3oth June 206 and subsequently with your good self on 6th July 2016. In the light of the assurance held out for reconsideration of the minimum wage and multiplication factor through the setting up of a high level committee within a time frame of four months, the National JCA had deferred the strike action which was to commence from 11.07.2016.
We had been patiently waiting for a meaningful…

General Budget 2017-18 – NFIR’s proposals for consideration

Grant House Rent Allowance at the rate of 30%, 20% & 10% of 7th CPC Pay to the Central Government Employees working at Cities/Towns classified as ‘X’ ‘Y’ &’Z’ respectively with back date.

General Budget 2017-18 – NFIR’s proposals for consideration
NFIR National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi-110 055 Affiliated to : IndIan National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No.IV/Budget/Part III 23.01.2017 Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, North Block, New Delhi.
Dear Sir, Sub: General Budget 2017-18 – NFIR’s proposals for consideration
The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) requests the Hon’ble Finance Minister to consider its proposals listed below for inclusion in the General Budget 2017-18 to be presented in Parliament in February, 2017.
1. The Income Tax exemption limit for Central Government Employees may be raised to atleast Rupees Six Lakhs
2. The Income Tax exemption limit for senior c…

TRUST SHALL NOT BE BETRAYED - CONFEDERATION

TRUST SHALL NOT BE BETRAYED - CONFEDERATION
"Unfortunately, the NDA Government and the Group of Ministers consisting of Sri Rajnath Singh, Hon'ble Home Minister, Sri Arun Jaitley, Hon'ble Finance Minister, Sri Suresh Prabhu, Hon'ble Railway Minister who gave assurance on 30th June 2016 that Minimum wage and Fitment formula will be increased and a High Level Committee will be Constituted with a time - frame of four months, have given least concern for the above observations of the Apex Court. Now seven months are almost over. Further there is no guarantee that Allowance Committee will increase the percentage of HRA recommended by 7th CPC."
"TRUST SHALL NOT BE BETRAYED"
7th Central Pay Commission has quoted in para - 1.29 of " Foreword ", the following observations of the Supreme Court in the case of Bhupendranath Hazarika and another Vs State of Assam and others (reported in 2013 (2) Sec 516).
"It should always be borne in mind that legitima…