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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Letter from GS, AIPSA (HQ)

Dear friends, 

Good morning to all. Yesterday ADG-PCC cell of our Dept contacted me over Phone and informed that they have sent me one mail. I received the mail from the PCC cell of our Dept and today also I received a hard copy of the same which are attached herewith for furnishing your views on the subject so as to enable to strengthen my hands to proceed further. I propose to visit Delhi on the first week of December (Probably on 7.12.15 (the last date for submitting our views to the Dept), 8.12.15 (the date on which the NJCA meeting is being held at NC/JCM Staff side to finalise the charter of demands and further course of action)  and 9.12.15

Dear Comrades, as you are all aware the Pay Commission has grossly neglected our cadre and in the entire pay commission there is no word about Subordinate services which shows how the cadre is being diluted. It is high time to realise the fact that as a lone association, we may not bring justice to our cadre and we have to rethink that affiliation with recognised union is one of the best options and the time is running out, as the JCM members are meeting the Government authorities for deliberations.  Unless we become a part of the deliberations and join hand in hand with the unions, I think we cannot succeed in our demand. 

Hence, all our CWC members are requested to render their support in joining hands with recognised unions to fight for our cause.


Hoping to get your positive response. 

With fraternal greetings,

E. Murugadas,
General Secretary, 

7th Central Pay Commission Report - Highlights

7th Central Pay Commission Report - Highlight
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Check out top 10 points to clear all doubts in mind regarding the 7th Pay Commission

7th Pay Commission pension, pay scales – highlights, more: 

The 7th Pay Commission report has recommended an average 23.55% hike in salaries and allowances of Central government staff and the same is likely to be replicated in all the states too, except Puducherry where the same system as in Centre is already applicable – minimum pay set at Rs 18,000 per month and maximum pay at Rs 2,50,000 per month – recommended date of implementation: 01, January, 2016.

1. 7th Pay Commission pension, pay scales, allowances – Minimum Pay: 
Based on the Dr Wallace Aykroyd formula (nutrition) , the minimum pay (salary) in government is recommended to be set at Rs 18,000 per month; Maximum Pay: Rs 2,25,000 per month for Apex Scale and Rs 2,50,000 per month for Cabinet Secretary and others presently at the same pay level. If passed, the salary hikes this report is recommending are likely to boost demand for consumer goods across the spectrum, even though it could also be inflationary. (Reuters)
2. 7th Pay Commission pension, pay scales, allowances – Advances: 
a. All non-interest bearing Advances have been abolished; b. Regarding interest-bearing Advances, only Personal Computer Advance and House Building Advance (HBA) have been retained. HBA ceiling has been increased to Rs 25 lakhs from the present Rs 7.5 lakhs. (PTI)
3. 7th Pay Commission pension, pay scales, allowances – Pension: 
The Commission recommends a revised pension formulation for civil employees including CAPF personnel as well as for Defence personnel, who have retired before 01.01.2016. This formulation will bring about parity between past pensioners and current retirees for the same length of service in the pay scale at the time of retirement. The 7th Pay Commission received many grievances relating to New Pension System (NPS). It has recommended a number of steps to improve the functioning of NPS. It has also recommended establishment of a strong grievance redressal mechanism. (PTI)
4. 7th Pay Commission pension, pay scales, allowances – Performance Related Pay: 
The Commission has recommended introduction of the Performance Related Pay (PRP) for all categories of Central Government employees, based on quality Results Framework Documents, reformed Annual Performance Appraisal Reports and some other broad Guidelines. The Commission has also recommended that the PRP should subsume the existing Bonus schemes. (PTI)
5. 7th Pay Commission pension, pay scales, allowances – New Pay Structure: 
Considering the issues raised regarding the Grade Pay structure and with a view to bring in greater transparency, the present system of pay bands and grade pay has been dispensed with and a new pay matrix has been designed. Grade Pay has been subsumed in the pay matrix. The status of the employee, hitherto determined by grade pay, will now be determined by the level in the pay matrix. The rate of Annual Increment is being retained at 3 percent. (PTI)
6. 7th Pay Commission pension, pay scales, allowances – Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP): 
a. Performance benchmarks for MACP have been made more stringent from “Good” to “Very Good”; b. The Commission has also proposed that annual increments not be granted in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or for a regular promotion in the first 20 years of their service; c. No other changes in MACP recommended. (Thinkstock)
7. 7th Pay Commission pension, pay scales, allowances – Military Service Pay (MSP): 
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. The current MSP per month and the revised rates recommended are as follows: (Reuters)
8. 7th Pay Commission pension, pay scales, allowances – Short Service Commissioned Officers: 
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. The Seventh Pay Commission also says they will further be entitled to a fully funded one year Executive Programme or a M.Tech. programme at a premier Institute to better their prospects in later life. (PTI)
9. 7th Pay Commission pension, pay scales, allowances – Allowances: 
The Commission has recommended abolishing 52 allowances altogether. Another 36 allowances have been abolished as separate identities, but subsumed either in an existing allowance or in newly proposed allowances. Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. a. Risk and Hardship Allowance: Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the newly proposed nine-cell Risk and Hardship Matrix, with one extra cell at the top, viz., RH-Max to include Siachen Allowance. (PTI)
10. 7th Pay Commission pension, pay scales, allowances – Financial Implications: 
The total financial impact in the FY 2016-17 is likely to be Rs 1,02,100 crore, over the expenditure as per the “Business As Usual” scenario. Of this, the increase in pay would be Rs 39,100 crore, increase in allowances would be Rs 29,300 crore and increase in pension would be Rs 33,700 crore. In percentage terms the overall increase in pay & allowances and pensions over the “Business As Usual” scenario will be 23.55 percent. Within this, the increase in pay will be 16 percent, increase in allowances will be 63 percent, and increase in pension would be 24 percent. (Image by PTI)

Standard Operating Procedure of Atal Pension Yojana (APY) through CBS Post Offices

1.    General

Any individual or existing Swavalamban Yojana subscriber who has completed 18 Years of age and is below 40 Years of Age on the day of applying can open APY account in any authorized CBS Post Office. The contribution for APY will be debited every month (if opted for monthly) or the first month of a quarter (if opted for Qutrly.) or first month of the Half Year (if opted for Half Yearly) from the subscriber Savings Account based on the Standing Instruction provided by the subscriber in APY Subscriber Registration Form. Under the APY, the subscribers would receive the fixed pension from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 5000 per month (Rs. 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000), at the age of 60 years, depending on their contributions. The contributions would vary as per the age of the subscriber on the day of joining APY and the pension amount opted by the subscriber. In addition, Government co-contribution (50% of the total contribution or Rs. 1,000/- per annum, whichever is lower) will be made available for 5 years, i.e., from the Financial year 2015-16 to 2019-20 for the subscribers who join the scheme up to 31st December, 2015 and who are not covered by any Statutory Social Security Schemes and are not Income Tax payers.

1.1 At Post Office Level, following activities are to be undertaken:

  • Acceptance of Subscriber Registration Application and issuance of acknowledgement.
  • Capturing of minimum registration details in APY Module.
  • Handle requests for the subscribers such as Subscriber Details Modification, Issuance of Transaction Statement to the subscriber (based on request received)
  • Resolve the grievances/queries of the subscribers, if any
1.2 At Nodal Office Level, following activities are to be undertaken:

  • Download of PRAN Library from CRA system and updating in APY Module
  • Preparation &Upload of Subscriber Registration details in the CRA system
  • Receiving Response File from CRA system for Subscriber Registration 
  • Upload Subscriber Contribution File (SCF) in the CRA system
  • Remit the contribution amount to the Trustee Bank as per the SCF uploaded in the CRA system

(For APY, Sansad Marg HO of Delhi Circle will be the Nodal Office)

2.    Activities to be carried out at authorized CBS Post Offices.

2.1  CBS Post Offices are being registered as NLCC for accepting subscription to APY. In first phase, all CBS HOs are being registered and list of CBS HOs with their NLCC number has already been sent to circles over mail from Director CBS. This will be extended to CBS SOs and then BOs under CBS Hos and SOs in a phased manner. Therefore, any Savings Account standing at any CBS SO or HO will be eligible for subscribing in APY but registration can be accepted only at authorized CBS HOs having NLCC number. For the time being, Accounts standing at BOs attached to CBS HOs and SOs should not be accepted for APY. SOP for handling Accounts standing at BOs attached to CBS SOs and HOs will be circulated separately.

2.2  Any Postal Official (including GDS attached to any CBS HO or SO) can pursue either a depositor having Savings Account in any EDBO/SO/HO migrated to CBS Platform or any Indian Citizen who is ready to open a Savings Account in any such post office which is migrated to CBS, to fill Atal Pension Yojana (APY) Subscriber Registration Form to get Guaranteed Pension after attaining age of 60 Year by paying Monthly/quarterly/half Yearly contribution as given in the attached table. Any existing Swavalamban Yojana Subscriber can also apply for APY registration on the prescribed form for Swalamban Yojana Subscriber. GDS who have already enrolled for Swalamban Yojana and are in the age bracket of 18-40 years should be encouraged to join APY as there is no guaranteed Pension in Swavalamban Yojana but in APY, Pension if guaranteed. Already deposited amount in Swavalamban Yojana will be automatically transferred to APY PRAN Account.

2.3  It has to be ensured that the Savings Account holder or Indian Citizen who wants to open new savings account for this purpose has already completed 18 Years of Age but not yet completed 40 years of Age (as per Date of Birth mentioned in any of the KYC Documents showing date of birth).  The Account Holder has the option to select Pension Amount of his/her choice between Rs.1000/-, 2000/-, 3000/-, 4000/- and 5000/- per month. Contribution amount (monthly/Qtrly/Half Yearly) can be seen from the attached table.

2.4  First Contribution amount (as per table) will be deducted from the Savings Account Balance on the day of successful registration. For, subsequent contribution, the Savings Account Holder should be pursued to maintain balance (minimum balance+ Contribution amount as per table) in his/her Savings Account on any working day of the month (if contribution is to be deducted monthly) or any working day of the first month of a quarter i.e January or April or July or October ( if contribution is to be deducted quarterly) or any working day of the first month of a Half Year i.e January or July (if contribution is to be deducted Half Yearly). If sufficient balance will not be available in Savings Account in the required month, penalty fee will (@Rs.1/- per Rs.100/- contribution per month) will be added to the amount of contribution be charged  and deducted from the Savings Account.

2.5. Postal Official (including GDS) who collects APY Subscriber Registration  Form has to ensure that the depositor is above 18 Years and below 40 Years of age and has filled all fields with * mark. The official will fill his/her own details in the Form at “ To be filled by the official who collects form” part of the form and sign to become eligible for incentive. Incentive will be payable only on the successful registration of the subscriber.

2.6  When any POSB Account Holder or new customer attends post office either directly or through any messenger, Counter PA has to very carefully examine the Subscriber Registration Form and see that all the mandatory fields are filled by the depositor/customer. If Form is received through a Postal Official who has already filled details for becoming eligible for incentive, the Counter PA or BPM has to countersign the Form with name, designation, office of posting and HO from where pay is drawn to become eligible for incentive of their part.

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BHEL Bangalore Recruitment for 50 Graduate Apprentices 2015

Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL), Banglore has published an advertisement for below mentioned Posts 2015. Check below for more details.

Posts : Graduate Apprentices (Engineering)
Electronics: 20 Posts
Electrical: 10 Posts
Mechanical: 10 Posts
IT (CSE/ ISE): 10 Posts

Total No. of Posts : 50 Posts

Educational Qualification : Candidates who have successfully passed Engineering Degree (BE/B.Tech) in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical or Information Technology (CSE/ISE) in the years 2013/2014/2015 will be considered for engagement as Graduate Apprentices. (Note: Candidates should have passed qualification examination after 01.01.2013). They should have passed with minimum of 60% of marks (50% for SC/ST candidates) in aggregate of all the years / semesters from recognized University/ Institution.

Age Limit : 18 to 27 years as on 01/11/2015

Selection Process : Selection shall be based on the number of applications received. If the number of eligible applicants is in the ratio of 1:3 to the no. of vacancies (150 applicants), then Personal Interview shall be conducted for all eligible candidates. However, if the number of eligible applicants is in excess of the ratio of 1:3 to the number of vacancies, the number of candidates will be restricted (to 150 applicants) for Personal Interview on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in the Degree Examination. ( No TA/DA will be paid for candidates called for Interview).

How to Apply: Eligible candidates can send their application in prescribed format along with self attested copies of all relevant certificates (mark sheets, date of birth, copy of caste certificate [SC/ ST/ OBC] & disability certificate issued by Competent Authority (if applicable) etc.), in an envelope should be superscribed with “Application for the engagement of Graduate Apprentices (Engineering) in BHEL, EDN, Bangalore” addressed to given below address.

Address to sent Applications : Sr. Manager (HR-Administration), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Electronics Division, Mysore Road, Bangalore – 560 026.

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Last Date : 14-12-2015

Process to examine the recommendations made in the report of the 7th CPC