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Friday, December 19, 2014

Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions NO REDUCTION IN RETIREMENT AGE


          There is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.
          The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.
        The Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively.
        This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr. T Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha.
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RAJYA SABHA QUESTION ON 7th PAY COMMISSION


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
                                                               MINISTRY OF FINANCE     
                                                                    RAJYA SABHA
              QUESTION NO 230
ANSWERED ON 25.11.2014
7th Pay Commission
230 SHRI SHANTARAM NAIK

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate :-a) the details of meetings, the 7th Pay Commission has taken so far and the items/issues discussed till date;

b) the States, visited, by the Commission if any till date and the States which the Commission proposes to visit;
c) whether the Commission proposes to take the views of the State Governments as regards their pay-scales since invariably, most of the States adopt the Central Pay Commission reports;

d) whether Commission proposes to submit any interim report;
e) whether the Commission proposes to make any recommendations to bring in financial transparency; and
f) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
SHRI JAYANT SINHA
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(a)&(b): The 7th Central Pay Commission is required to make its recommendations on its Terms of Reference. Also, the Commission is to devise its own procedure. The Commission’s Terms of Reference do not enjoin upon it to keep the Government updated on its functioning and the procedure being followed by it during the course of its deliberations. 

(c ): The Terms of Reference of the Commission provide that the Commission will make its recommendations, keeping in view, inter alia, the likely impact of the recommendations on the finances of the State Governments, which usually adopt the recommendations with some modifications.

(d)to(f): The Commission is required to submit its report on its Terms of Reference. However, no Report, including any interim one, has so far been submitted by the Commission.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NATIONAL CONVENTION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES 11.12.2014, NEW DELHI – A GRAND SUCCESS - PHOTOS


DECIDE TO ORGANISE INDEFINITE STRIKE
As per the decision of the JCM National Council Staff Side, a massive National convention of all Central Government Employees including Railways, Defence and Confederation was held at MPCU Shah Auditorium, New Delhi on 11.12.2014. About 800 delegates from various parts of the country participated. Convention was presided by Com. Rakhal Das Gupta (AIRF) Shri Guman Singh (NFIR) Com. S. N. Pathak (AIDEF) Shri Ashik Singh (INDWF) Com. K. K. N. Kutty (Confederation), Com. GiriraJ Singh (NFPE) and Shri Devendera Kumar (FNPO). Com. M. Raghavaiah, Leader, JCM NC Staff Side & General Secretary, NFIR delivered his opening address. Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, JCM NC Staff Side & General Secretary, AIRF presented the draft declaration and also addressed the delegates. In addition to the leaders mentioned above Com. S. K. Vyas (Advisor, Confederation) Com. C. Sree Kumar (Secretary General , AIDEF) Shri. R. Srinivasan (Secretary General, INDWF) Com. M. Krishnan (Secretary General, Confederation), Com. R. N. Parashar (Secretary General, NFPE) also addressed the convention. Com. K. K. N. Kutty, president, Confederation summed up the deliberations. The declaration presented was adopted unanimously with certain modifications. The charter of demands and programme of action was also approved by the convention unanimously. The declaration and the press release are published separately – see website dated 11.12.2014.
Photos of the convention are published below.





14 member joint action Committee formed to decide action programmes including indefinite strike

RESS RELEASE 
            A National Convention of Central Government Employees Organisations participating in the Joint Consultative Machinery was held at New Delhi today (11.12.2014) at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Civil Lines, New Delhi to deliberate upon the demands and problems of Central Government Employees remained unsettled for several years. The Joint Consultative Machinery conceived as a forum for negotiation of demands of Central Government Employees in the wake of the indefinite strike action of 1960s has almost become defunct as its National Council which was to meet thrice in a year has not met even once for the last four years. The wage revision which was due in 2011 has not come about even though 7 CPC was set up a few months back. The demand for Interim Relief, merger of DA with Pay which normally accompanies the announcement of the pay commission were not granted by this government, the demand for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks within the purview of 7th CPC was also rejected. Immediately on assumption of power, the new government has  declared a total ban on recruitment, 100 % FDI in Railways and its privatisation, increasing FDI to 49% in Defence sector, closure of the Printing Presses, Publication, Stationery and forms offices and Medical Store Depots, corporatisation of Postal Services, amended the labour laws against the interest of workers and many other anti-worker policies. The Convention has adopted a declaration (copy enclosed) and decided on various programmes of action culminating in indefinite strike if settlement is not brought about on the 10 point charter of demands adopted by the Convention. More than 800 delegates representing the two Federations in Railways (AIRF and NFIR), two Federations in Defence (AIDEF and INDWF), two Federations in Postal Services (NFPE and FNPO), Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers and many other organisations participated in the Convention. The indefinite strike decision and various other action programmes were approved by the Convention unanimously. The Convention set up a 14 member National Joint Council of Action with Shri M. Raghavaiah as its Chairman and Shri. Shivgopal Mishra as Convener to spearhead indefinite strike and other action programmes. The convention was conducted by a Presidium consisting of S/s Rakhaldas Gupta (AIRF), Guman Singh (NFIR), SN Pathak (AIDEF), KKN Kutty (Confederation), Giriraj Singh (NFPE) and Ashok Singh (INDWF).

SHIVGOPAL MISHRA
CONVENOR
Enclosure: Copy of Declaration
DECISIONS OF STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING DATED 11.12.2014 FOR IMPLEMENTATION AT STATE LEVEL

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Amendment to Rule 3 of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 -Need for code of Ethics and Values of Civil Services.

DOPT11
F. No. 11013/6/2014-Estt.A
Government of India
Ministry ‘Of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated December 10th , 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Amendment to Rule 3 of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 -Need for code of Ethics and Values of Civil Services.
This undersigned is directed to say that Rule 3 of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 has been amended vide G.S.R. No 845(E) dated 27 th November,2014 to incorporate the expected standards of the civil services and provide for accountability of civil servants to ensure good governance and better delivery of services to citizen. The above said Notification is also available on the website of this Department at www.persminmov.in/DOPT.asp
2. Consequent to the above amendment, the sub-rule (1) of Rule 3 of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 now reads as follows:
Every Government servant shall at all times-
(i) maintain absolute integrity;
(ii) maintain devotion to duty;
(iii) do nothing which is unbecoming of a Government servant;
(iv) commit himself to and uphold the supremacy of the Constitution and
democratic values;
(v) defend and uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security. .of
the State, public order, decency and morality;
(vi) maintain high ethical standards and honesty;
(vii) maintain political neutrality;
(viii) promote the principles of merit, fairness and impartiality in the discharge of duties;
(ix) maintain accountability and transparency;
(x) maintain responsiveness to the public, particularly to the weaker section;
(xi) maintain courtesy and good behaviour with the public;
(xii) take decisions solely in public interest and use or cause to use public
resources efficiently, effectively and economically;
(xiii) declare any private interests relating to his public duties and take steps to resolve any conflicts in a way that protects the public interest;
(xiv) not place himself under any financial or other obligations to any individual or organisation which may influence him in the performance of his official duties;
(xv) not misuse his position as civil servant and not take decisions in order to
derive financial or material benefits for himself, his family or his friends;
(xvi) make choices, take decisions and make recommendations on merit alone;
(xvii) act with fairness and impartiality and not discriminate against anyone,
particularly the poor and the under-privileged sections of society;
(xviii) refrain from doing anything which is or may be contrary to any law, rules, regulations and established practices;
(xix) maintain discipline in the discharge of his duties and be liable to
implement the lawful orders duly communicated to him;
(xx) maintain confidentiality in the performance of his official duties as required by any laws for the time being in force, particularly with regard to information, disclosure of which may prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, friendly relation with foreign countries or lead to incitement of an offence or illegal or unlawful gain to any person;
(xxi) perform and discharge his duties with the highest degree of professionalism and dedication to the best of his abilities.”.
3. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of all officers and staff working under them.