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Saturday, November 5, 2016

7th Pay Commission – Cabinet may nod this month – May Accept 7th cpc Recommendations – No Hike expected. 

The report of the ‘Committee on Allowances’, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, on allowances under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, is likely to get Cabinet approval in this month.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’ is unlikely to suggest any hike in allowances and would stick with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. reliable sources indicate.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’ is ready with its report on allowances under the 7th Pay Commission and will submit it to the Finance Ministry soon. The Cabinet meetings in this month is expected to approve the proposal of ‘Committee on Allowances’.

According to reports, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has directed the Finance Ministry to obtain report from the ‘Committee on Allowances’ and to prepare cabinet note in this regard.
Sources in the Finance Ministry said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will soon place  allowances note before the Cabinet for approval after receiving the ‘Committee on Allowances’ report.

The central government employees have been waiting for  the allowances to be announced since July when the government issued the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances, which was opposed by the central government employees’ unions. In order to review the suggestions, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley formed the ‘Committee on Allowances’ on July 22 for examination of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances other than dearness allowance.

This is turning out to be a farce to buy time, as per reports.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’ was given four months to submit a report on a fatter allowance, however, the special committee is ready with the report before the deadline and waiting for Cabinet’s approval. The ‘Committee on Allowances’ is unlikely to give any respite to central government employees as it is not going to make any changes in the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on fatter allowances.

Sources indicate that the Finance Ministry has made it clear that the National Anomaly Committee on behalf of the government won’t consider any hike in basic pay and fatter allowances recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. Sources also said that  the government has decided to stick to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on basic pay and there will be no hike in basic pay or allowances.

As per the notification for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, central government employees will get 14.27 percent hike in basic pay at junior levels, which is the lowest ever.


Friday, November 4, 2016

The outcome of the 5th meeting  of the  committee on Allowances constituted to examine the recommendations of the 7th CPC regarding allowances .

 On 4/11/2016 the meeting was conducted under the Chair of Fiance secretary & secretary (expenditure). During the India Post Chairman, Postal board, Member (P), DDG (Esst.) , DDG (P)&Director (Esst.)   are present. From the staff side, 3 Federations Secretaries Generals have participated.

The Department of Posts submitted a proposal that the need for retaining the  following allowances. .

1) Fixed Monetary Compensation to Postmen @Rs 300 per day for an additional full beat and Rs 150 per day for sharing of beat (half beat) and further proposed to increase by 25% every time when DA reaches 50% 

2) Special Allowance to PO&RMS Accountants. The allowance is required to be continued as this special allowance has been sanctioned in lieu of Higher pay scale. If abolished one increment is to be allowed on promotion which costs more to the Department. Therefore, it is proposed to grant special allowance equivalent to one increment, which will be kept separately and not to be added to the basic pay. Other conditions applicable to present allowance will remain in force.(ie if this allowance is drawn for 3 years, it will be added to basic pay while pay fixation on promotion.

3) Cycle allowance to Postmen: Must be retained while doubling the amount to Rs 180 p.m. and further increase by 25%every time the DA increases by 50%

4) Cash handling and Treasury allowance: The cash Handling allowance should be retained and need to doubleed and further increase by 25% every time the DA increase by 50%

5) Fixed Medical allowance: The FMA may be allowed @ Rs 2000/ per month enhancing from Rs 500 p.m. being paid at present.

6) Headquarter allowance: Proposes to retain the Headquarters allowance at the uniform rate of 10% of the basic pay subject to the ceiling of Rs 9000/ per month.

7)  Overtime Allowance: It  is proposed Rs 100 per hour and further increase by 25% every time the DA increase by 50%

After a long discussion on the above the Fiance secretary  wants the quantum of the Fund required by the Department of Post to meet the Expenditure. Our departmental officers who are present at the meeting agreed to give fund detail shortly.

Let us hope Fiance Ministry will agree our Department proposal.

Shri. T S Chandrashekharan Nair (DYSP),
brother of Shri. T S Shaji, Dvnl President TVM North (NAPE Grp C) FNPO, expired today (04-11-2016) due to cardiac arrest.

FNPO KERALA CIRCLE conveys heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members of Shri.T S. SHAJI.

   Shri. GOMATHI AMMA ,aged 84 mother of Shri. K Ramesan, Circle Vice President (NAPE Grp C) FNPO, expired today (04-11-2016).
         FNPO KERALA CIRCLE conveys heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members of Shri.K.Ramesan.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Out come of the today meeting  on Allowances

Today’s meeting was called for to appraise the staff side about the proposals prepared by the department . The official side was of the view to proposing abolition of some of the allowance so that most required allowances could be got  approved from 7th CPC  Implementation Cell. In regard to OTA, there was some confusion from the Official Side that OTA was abolished by 5th, 6th and the 7th Pay Commission.  But it was informed by the staff side that operative cadres are exempted from the purview of abolition by the previous pay commissions.

Further staff side informed that we cannot change our earlier views at this stage. FNPO was represented by 1S/Shri. O.P.Khanna  General secretary AIPAOA 2)  Shri.Bhagwan Finance secretary NAPE-C (P.III)  3) Davinder Kumar  AGS(R-III) 4) V.K.Mathur  Deputy G.S( P-IV)  5) Subhash Chaudhry ( P-IV).

## GDS to PA Result..

According to DPS (HQ) TRG to PA from GDS will be separate.. Dtls will be followed..

Monday, October 31, 2016