Pending issues of Central Government Employees – NC JCM Staff Side

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Pending issues of Central Government Employees – NC JCM Staff Side

Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail :
April 10, 2018

The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India
Cabinet Secretariate,
Rastrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi.

Sub: Pending issues of Central Government Employees

Dear Sir,
As you are aware that the Central Government Employees issues particularly review of New Pension Scheme, Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula are pending since long. Its unfortunate that inspite of assurance given by Cabinet Ministers and our pursuation with you time to time has not yilded any result so far. We had deffered the strike on a clear cut assurance but the committees formulated to resolve the issues have not done any thing, with the result creating lot of anguish amoagest Central Government Employees.

It is also unfortunate that inspite of continues persuation the meeting of National Council has also not been fixed gives an impression than no body is serious for resolution of long pending demands of Central Government Employees. The National Council JCM (Staff Side) had tried its level best for a negotiated settlement but unfortunatly could not succed due to willy nilly atitude of Government.

In view of all round dissatisfaction among Central Government Employees it is requested that the above demands could be resolve without further loss of time and meeting of National Council (JCM) should also be convend at an earliest to resolve the other issues submitted as agenda.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)


Admission in KV Schools through MP recommendations

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Admission in KV Schools through MP recommendations

Procedure for Admission in KV Schools through MP recommendations

As per the decision taken in the 103rd Board of Governors meeting held on 30.10.2015, the existing quota of 06 (six) children for admission in Kendriya Vidyalayas on the recommendation of Hon’ble Members of Parliament during each academic session under the Special Dispensation Scheme is enhanced from 06 to 10 (ten) with effect from the academic session, i.e. 2016-17.

The Revised Scheme of Special Dispensation Admission for Members of Parliament comes into vogue with effect from the academic session 2016-17 with the following features:

1. Each Hon’ble Member of Parliament can refer 10 (ten) cases for admission under the scheme in an academic year but such recommendations shall be confined to children whose parents belong to his constituency either by domicile or on account of having been soon-before posted there or else on account of exigencies of service, migrate to his constituency. Such recommendations would be for admissions in Kendriya Vidyalaya(s) located in his constituency only. In case there is no Kendriya Vidyalaya in the constituency of the Hon’ble MP(Lok Sabha), she/he can recommend these admissions in the Kendriya Vidyalaya(s) located in any neighbouring contiguous constituency. For Members of Rajya Sabha, the State from which the member has been elected would be deemed to be his constituency for this purpose. Nominated members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha can recommend 10 cases for admission in any one or more Kendriya Vidyalaya(s) of the country.

2. These admissions shall be over and above the class strength.

3. These recommendations would be made for classes I and IX.

4. These admission would be made at the beginning of the academic year and no admission would be allowed after the prescribed cutoff date of the year.

5. The recommendations to be made shall be valid only if these are made in the prescribed format provided to each Members of Parliament by KVS(HQ). Recommendations sent in any other format/manner shall not be considered.

6. The children recommended by Hon’ble Members of Parliament must be otherwise eligible for admission as per the extant KVS Admission Guidelines.

Sample Coupon: (Published by KVS (HQ)

Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS)

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Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS)

Dated: 19/03/2018

Shri Piyush Goyal,
Hon’ble Minister of Railways,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi

Dear Shri Goyalji,
Sub: Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS) –reg.
Ref: (i) Hon’ble MR’s D.O. No. 2012/F(E)III/1/4-Pt dated 29th March 2014 to Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India
(ii) Hon’ble MR’s D.O. No. 2012/F(E)III/1/1/4-Pt dated 20th Nov 2015 to the Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitely.
(iii)NFIR’s letter No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part I dated 13th Feb, 2017, 26th Oct, 2017 and 11/12/2017.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No. 2012/F(E)/III/1(1)/4-Pt dated 13/02/2018 to GS/NFIR.

Kind attention is invited to the correspondence cited under reference, latest being Railway Board’s reply received vide letter dated 13/02/2018 wherein the Federation has been conveyed that the Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs has communicated that the matter was re-considered in consultation with Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and the request for exempting Railway employees appointed on or after 01/01/2004 from the application of NPS does not seem to be a feasible proposition. While NFIR does not agree with the reply of Hon’ble Finance Minister, the Federation re-iterates the valid points placed below, urging upon the Railway Ministry to impress upon the Government, the need for exempting Railways from “National Pension System (NPS).

The Ministry of Finance and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) have failed to appreciate the facts that the nature of duties performed by the Railway employees is un-comparable, unique, complex, hazardous and akin to the duties being performed by the Armed Forces, in whose case the NPS has not been made applicable.

The Finance Ministry has also failed to appreciate that even during the British rule the Indian Railways was conceived and operated as an auxilary wing of the Army by virtue of its complex nature of role and uniqueness of working of Railway employees which in turn requires a high degree of discipline, efficiency to run the services and carry passenger and freight traffic throughout the country including supplies to the borders of the nation.

The Finance Ministry has also failed to evaluate that it is the Indian Railways which works as supply line to the Armed Forces during crisis periods by transporting troops from one corner to the other including the nation’s borders besides transporting Military hardware and other war material. In no way the performance of Railway employees can be underestimated than that of the Defence Forces Personnel.

Like Armed Forces, many of the Railway Personnel do stay away from their families for longer durations in the course of performing duties at remote places where minimum basic amenities like suitable accommodation, schooling, drinking water, health care facilities have been missing. Comparing the structure and importance of Railways with that of the Army, it would not be out of place to state that just as the “Army requires a critical mass to fight battle/war, in similar way critical mass of trained employees is required to maintain Railway Tracks, Rolling Stock and ensure operation of services”. On an average over 700 Railway employees die per annum while performing their duties and nearly 3000 employees sustain injuries as reported by High Level Safety Review Committee (HLSRC) headed by Shri Anil Kakodkar. The sacrifices of Railway employees are unparallel.

Considering the strong merits in the demand of the Federation, Hon’ble MRs have written to the Minister of Finance to have a re-look into the case to be considered favourably to exempt Railways from the ambit of National Pension System (NPS)

Federation desires to mention that the Finance Ministry has erred and equally not considered the justified demand of the Railway employees projected by NFIR, perhaps applying different logic and ignoring the facts mentioned above. In this connection, NFIR reminds that the Federation leaders in the meeting held on 09th February, 2018 at Rail Bhavan, New Delhi had specifically requested the Hon’ble MR to kindly reach the Hon’ble Prime Minister for getting Railways exempted from the application of National Pension System (NPS). It is a known fact that the NPS has generated lot of anger and anguish among the younger generation of Railway employees appointed on or after 01/01/2004 due to the inherent disadvantages of the NPS which does not guarantee even minimum pension i.e. half of the last pay drawn by the Railway employees.

NFIR, therefore, once again urges upon the Hon’ble MR to kindly take steps for reaching the Hon’ble Prime Minister for getting exemption of Railways from NPS at an early date.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary.

Source: NFIR

Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted prior to 01/01/2006 - NFIR

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Dated: 05/04/2018

Shri Piyush Goyal,
Hon’ble Minister of Railways & Coal,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,
Sub: Meeting with the Federations on 4th April, 2018 at Rail Bahvan, New Delhi-reg.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. 2018/E(LR)III/Ref/NFIR & AIRF/03 dated 02/04/2018.

While thanking you for sparing your valuable time and joining the Federations during discussions with Member Staff on 4th April, 2018 at Rail Bhavan, New Delhi, I desire to bring your kind notice that though agreements were reached on the following issues years back, between the full Board and the Federations, the orders are however yet to be issued:-

(i) Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted prior to 01/01/2006.
(ii) Replacement of 6th CPC GP 4600 with GP 4800.
(iii) Upgradation of Apex Level Group ‘C’ posts of 6th CPC GP 4600 to GP 4800 (3335 posts).

You may kindly appreciate that abnormal delay on the part of Railway Ministry has been causing disappointment among Railway employees in general and those working in critical safety categories in particular. I seek your kind intervention to see that Railway Board issues orders for implementation of commitment on the above.

Yesterday i.e. on 04th April, 2018, during discussions I made a special appeal to you to reach the Finance Minister and Hon’ble Prime Minister for exempting Railways from the National Pension System (NPS), considering the uniqueness of Railways and its complex working and un-comparable nature of duties being performed by Railway employees under open sky facing all odds for ensuring uninterrupted movement of trains and maintenance of infrastructure. I am thankful to you for positive response on the subject. I however, once again appeal to you to kindly take special initiative so that Railways is exempted from NPS. I also enclose copy of my letter No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part I dated 19/03/2018 for kind perusal and necessary action.

Yours sincerely,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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