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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Regular Promotion to ASP Cadre and Region allotment thereof

The following Inspector of Posts promoted to ASP Cadre on regular basis and allotted Region as mentioned below vide C.O. Memo No. ST/24-15(1)/2016 dated 26-07-2016 :-


Sl. No.
Name               

S/Shri
Present Place of Posting
Region/Unit to which allotted
1.
Bijaya Ku. Sahoo
IP, Balugaon Sub-Division
Berhampur Region
2.
Brajendra Hembram
IP, Jaleswar East Sub Division
Sambalpur Region

Transfer and Posting in ASP Cadre in Bhubaneswar HQ Region

The following transfer and posting order in ASP cadre has been issued vide CO, Bhubaneswar Memo No.ST/24-15(2)/2016 Dated 26-07-2016.


Sl No
Name of the Officer S/Shri
Present place of Posting
Posted on transfer
1
Niranjan Mohanty
ASP(HQ), Puri Division
ASP(OD), Puri Division
2
Asit Ku. Nayak
ASP(HQ), Cuttack North Division
Allowed to continue in partial modification of CO Memo No. ST/24-15(2)/2015 dated 19-04-2016

Not appropriate to compare seventh pay panel with previous ones: Government

The government said it is "not appropriate" to compare the increase in minimum pay suggested by the 7th Central Pay Commission with that of the previous commissions. 

According to the 7th Pay Commission, the real increase given in 1996 and 2006 in minimum pay was 31 per cent and 51 per cent. As compared to that, the commission recommended an increase of 14.29 per cent. 


"The 7th Central Pay Commission has worked out its recommendations on pay based on all relevant factors having a bearing on the prevailing circumstances and, therefore, viewing the increase on this occasion in the light of the circumstances obtaining 10 and 20 years ago is not appropriate," Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. 

He further said that the ratio between the minimum pay of Rs 18,000 per month and pay of Rs 2,25,000 per month in the apex grade works out to be 1:12.5. 

"In order to enhance the income of other categories of workers, both central and state governments are required to fix, review and revise the minimum wages of the workers employed in scheduled employment under their respective jurisdictions at an interval not exceeding five years. 

"The minimum rate of wages are also applicable for the workers engaged on contract basis," he said while replying to another question. 

The pay commission, he added, recommends changes regarding the principles governing the emoluments structure of central government employees and allied services. 

Source:- The Economic Times

Government raises appraisal benchmark for hikes and promotions to 'very good' from 'good'

The government has prescribed a stiffer benchmark for annual increments for its employee and approved a provision to withhold benefits if performance is not up to mark after first 20 years of service while notifying the Seventh Pay Commission award, which lifts lowest level salary to Rs 18,000 a month from Rs 7,000. 

The benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation has been raised to 'very good' from 'good' under the Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme, putting pressure on employees to better their performance. 

This follows as strong recommendation from the Pay Commission that had even suggested more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of MACP. "The commission recommends that this benchmark, in the interest of improving performance level, be enhanced from 'good' to 'very good', the commission had said in its report. 

The government has also accepted the Pay Commission's proposal of withholding annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for the Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or a regular promotion within first 20 years of service. 

"There is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course," the commission had said while suggesting this measure as a "deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees". 

"The perception is that grant of MACP, although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted. This commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments," it said. 

The MACP scheme will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years of service as before. 

Under the revised scheme, the highest cabinet secretary-level salary will rise to Rs 2.5 lakh a month from Rs 90,000. In actual terms, the increase is not that steep as it subsumes 125 per cent dearness allowance that was rolled into the salary along with the Pay Commission increase. 

The proposals will benefit over 47 lakh central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners. 

The government has deferred a decision on allowances, giving it some wiggle room in the current financial year. The impact will be less than Rs 1.02 lakh crore because of delay in roll out of allowances. 

"The recommendations on allowances (except dearness allowance) will be referred to a committee comprising finance secretary and secretary (expenditure) as chairman and secretaries of home affairs, defence, health and family welfare, personnel and training, posts and chairman, Railway Board as members," the notification said. The committee will submit its report in four months. 

Source:-The Economic Times

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

No annual increment for non-performing employees: Government

Non-performing Central government employees will not get annual increment if their performance is not upto the mark, the Centre has said. 

The benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation has been enhanced to "very good" from "good" level, the Finance Ministry said in an order notifying implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission's recommendations. 

The Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years of service as before, the Ministry said as it "accepted" the pay panel's recommendations. 

The recommendation of "withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service" has been "accepted", it said. 

The pay panel had in its report to the Centre said that there is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course. 

"The perception is that grant of MACP, although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted. This Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments. 

"The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees," it had said. 

There are about 50 lakh Central government employees.

Source:-The Economic Times

CHQ News:- Acknowledgement from Directorate i/c/w demand of GP of Rs.4800/- to Inspector Posts

CHQ News:- Acknowledgement from Directorate i/c/w observations against proposed Recruitment Rules of PS Gr.B cadre

Inclusion of languages in Eighth Schedule

At present there are demands for inclusion of 38 more languages including Tulu and Rajasthani in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. These are:

(1) Angika, (2) Banjara, (3) Bazika, (4) Bhojpuri, (5) Bhoti, (6) Bhotia, (7) Bundelkhandi, (8) Chhattisgarhi, (9) Dhatki, (10) English, (11) Garhwali (Pahari), (12) Gondi, (13) Gujjar / Gujjari (14) Ho, (15) Kachachhi, (16) Kamtapuri, (17) Karbi, (18) Khasi, (19) Kodava (Coorg), (20) Kok Barak, (21) Kumaoni (Pahari), (22) Kurukh, (23) Kurmali, (24) Lepcha, (25) Limbu, (26) Mizo (Lushai), (27) Magahi, (28) Mundari, (29) Nagpuri, (30) Nicobarese, (31) Pahari (Himachali), (32) Pali, (33) Rajasthani, (34) Sambalpuri/Kosali, (35) Shaurseni (Prakrit), (36) Siraiki, (37) Tenyidi and (38) Tulu.

Many of these languages are spoken in several States, and their use is not restricted by State boundaries.

As the evolution of dialects and languages is dynamic, influenced by socio-eco-political developments, it is difficult to fix any criterion for languages, whether to distinguish them from dialects, or for inclusion in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India. Thus, both attempts, through the Pahwa (1996) and Sitakant Mohapatra (2003) Committees to evolve such fixed criteria have not borne fruit.

The Government is conscious of the sentiments and requirements for inclusion of other languages in the Eighth Schedule, and will examine the requests keeping in mind the sentiments, and other considerations such as evolution of dialects into language, widespread use of a language etc.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question by Kumari Shobha Karandlaje and Shri Hariom Singh Rathore in the Lok Sabha today. 

Source:-PIB

The 7th CPC:- Upgraded Level for Inspector Posts, Assistant Superintendents of Posts and Superintendents of Posts in Department of Posts

PART C 

UPGRADED LEVELS FOR CERTAIN POSTS IN MINISTRIES, DEPARTMENTS AND UNION TERRITORIES


The Level in the revised pay structure mentioned in column (5) for the posts mentioned in column (2) of the Table below have been approved by the Government and the initial fixation as on the 1st day of January, 2016 shall be made in accordance with sub-rule (2) of rule 7: 

Department of Posts


Sl. No.
Name of the Post
Existing Grade Pay
Revised Pay Structure
Existing Grade Pay
Grade Pay corresponding to which revised Levels have been recommended
Level in Pay Matrix
Para No. of the Report
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)

3.
Inspector Posts
4200
4600
L-7
11.8.21
4.
Assistant Superintendents of Posts
4600
4800
L-8
11.8.21
5.
Superintendents of Posts
4800
5400
(PB-2)
L-9
11.8.21

Government notifies pay panel report, Centrral Government Employees to get Salaries from next month

The Government on Tuesday notified the 7th Pay Commission report, which means Centrral Government Employees will get the new pay boost in their August salaries. 

There shall be two dates for grant of increment namely, 1st January and 1st July of every year, instead of existing date of 1st July; provided that an employee shall be entitled to only one annual increment on either one of these two dates depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial up-gradation. 

The recommendations on Allowances (except Dearness Allowance) will be referred to a Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members. 

Till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016. 

The Military Service Pay, which is a compensation for the various aspects of military service, will be admissible to the Defence forces personnel only. 

As before, Military Service Pay will be payable to all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. 

Short Service Commissioned Officers will be allowed to exit the Armed Forces at any point in time between 7 and 10 years of service, with a terminal gratuity equivalent of 10.5 months of reckonable emoluments. 

They will further be entitled to a fully funded one year Executive Programme or a M.Tech. programme at a premier Institute. 
Here's a brief snapshot of what this means for government employees

1. There will be an overall hike of 23.55 per cent in the basic salary and allowances of government employees. 

2. The 23.55 per cent overall hike in salaries, allowances and pension would entail an additional annual burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore, or nearly 0.7 per cent of the GDP, to the exchequer. 

5. Entry level pay will be raised to Rs 18,000 a month from the current Rs 7,000. 

6. The maximum pay - which is drawn by the Cabinet Secretary, has been fixed at Rs 2.5 lakh a month, up from the current Rs 90,000. 

7. This is the lowest pay hike for government employees, in terms of a pay panel report, in the last 70 years. 

8. While the Budget for 2016-17 fiscal did not provide an explicit provision for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, the government had said the once-in-a-decade pay hike for government employees has been built in as an interim allocation for different ministries. 

9. Experts said the higher payout will boost consumption, especially of consumer durables and services.

Source:-The Economic Times