. FLASH !!! DEPT APPEAL OF SUBRAMANYAM CASE ON 5400 TO ACP INSPECTORS' DISMISSED BY APEX COURT News from Delhi...

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It is to clarify that the Time Scale of 5400 in PB2 is required to be given to Group B officers after 4 years from the date there are placed in GP 4800 either on ACP/MACP or on promotion.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

DEPT APPEAL OF SUBRAMANYAM CASE ON 5400 TO ACP INSPECTORS' DISMISSED BY APEX COURT JUST NOW

 News from Delhi...

The Subramanian case on GP 5400 came up before the Hon'ble SC today. We engaged Dr. Counsel Shri. Venkataramani, Sr. Adv.. Briefed the Counsels and handed over SC decision on the same case sent by Com. P.Vigneswara Raju. The Sr. Counsel submitted the same. The Bench dismissed the SLP of the dept.  Details later.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Govt to unveil Rs 5,000-Crore Pension plan, 5 mn Central Employees to benefit

Govt to unveil Rs 5,000-Crore Pension plan, 5 mn Central Employees to benefit
The Union cabinet is set to approve next week a new Rs 5,000-crore pension formula that is expected to benefit more than five million central government employees.
Official sources said the new formula will calculate pension based on the latest drawn salary for a particular post.
“If a person retired as a director under the sixth pay commission, ten years later his pension would be fixed (based on) the salary of a director in the seventh pay commission,” explained a senior government official.
“The new pension scheme will be put up to cabinet for approval next week.”
The new method was fixed by an empowered committee of secretaries (Ecos) headed by secretary (pensions).
The seventh pay commission recommended that pension could be calculated by two methods: One, pension would be 50% of the last salary and multiplied by 2.57. The second was an incremental method where pension was fixed at the last salary drawn with adjustments of increments drawn in that particular pay band.
The incremental method was found to have lacunae as 20% of records were found to be missing in various government departments, and officials felt this could lead to litigation in future.
“To avoid legal hurdles, the Ecos came up with the pay fixation method,” explained the senior official

Friday, February 10, 2017

5400 GRADE PAY TO ACP INSPECTORS AFTER 4 YEARS CASE IS LIKELY TO COME UP ON 23.2.2017 IN SUPREME COURT



MIMUTES OF TODAY'S JAC MEETING WITH FINANCE MINISTER




Minutes of JAC Meeting held with Hon'ble FM on February 10, 2017

President, IRS (C&CE) Association greeted the FM and thanked him for granting time to the Joint Action Committee of all CBEC Associations. The President lauded the efforts put in by government in bringing this landmark legislation of GST aimed at One Nation One Tax. The President also conveyed the commitment of all CBEC officers in making this change a great success. The officers will put in all the efforts for a smooth transition. It was stressed and made clear that the officers are not against GST and not going on any demonstrations etc. the way state officers are doing.

The President  apprised the FM that such a major transition requires a motivated workforce which is lacking in the CBEC Officers due to certain decisions of GST Council. The President made it clear to the FM that officers are not hungry for power but the decisions made in GST Council are against the spirit of ease of doing business and not in the Centre's interest. It was also told how the reduced assessee base will effect the Service as well as the UOI. Parity issue   was also taken.
Thereafter, the President gave the JAC submission to Hon'ble FM which was carefully read fully by the FM.
Also, the President handed over the summary of Regional Chapters representations to FM which were also read completely by the FM.
 FM gave a patient hearing to the associations  and thereafter assured that he is now fully aware of the concerns and would discuss the same with RS & Chairman CBEC and will get our concerns redressed.

FM was of the viewpoint that there are two issues:..

·    ...    Shrinking of new hirings

·  ..      Boasting the morale of existing workforce and providing them ample career opportunities and proper utilisation of present work force.

The FM was of the opinion that post GST there will be increase in work of Income Tax Department  due to more and more assesses coming under tax net. This increase in work of Income Tax Department can be absorbed or transferred to CBEC. FM was aware that work done by CBEC and CBDT is quite similar in nature as both departments do assessment, scrutiny, audit etc. The surplus workforce of CBEC can be a boon to joint working by both departments.
The FM also said that merger of CBDT and CBEC can be explored but was also wary of a possible resistance from CBDT.

Further,  President informed the FM about major HR issues being faced by all service members and the solution can be achieved internally within the department. FM was very positive for finding the solution.

President also raised the  concerns of the service problems of Group B,C,D associations aldo and lack of promotion avenues . He  noted them to take on priority.

The meeting concluded o  a positive note with Vote of Thanks to FM for giving patient hearing and assurance to redress our concerns.

We hope for the best for all.

JT SECRETARY
IRS ( C&CE) Association

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

GRANTING OF 5400 IN PB2 AFTER 4 YEARS AS ACP INSPECTOR - APPEAL

Friends hope all will recall the case of union of India v Subramanian in SLP(CIVIL) CC No.15627/2011 is converted to Appeal Civil No.8883/2011 SC regarding 5400 gp after 4 years in 4800 gp on upgradation no stay is granted. Now the Dept has filed early hearing petition. If allowed will be listed for disposal soon and the case would have to be defended. We thank all the officers who have contributed earlier when the dept filed SLP in SC.To make our case felt, we have to engage a Sr.Cnsl. They charge around 3 - 3.5 L per hrng.  Ours should be over in 1 hg. But let us be prepared for 2 hgs.  So around 4.5 - 8 L is reqd. This will benefit the cadres more than anything else and enforce the belief of the cadres in the Asscn.  Most of the officers from 1993 batch on wards will be benefited by this. All Inspectors even those of 1985 or 1986 batch will also benefit provided they have not been promoted prior to 1/1/2006.
I think this is the one most important case that we need to fight to the end. If fought properly, we will certainly get the decision in our favor. Once again we have raise to the occasion. Please  contribute like last time. All deposits can be made in AICEIA Patna Account in Indian Bank No. 800171737, west Gandhi Maidan,Br. IFSC IDB000P027.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

January Salary Of Central Employees To Follow Higher Allowances: Finance Ministry

 

The Sen Times reports that a top official of the finance ministry today told The Sen Times on condition of anonymity that Central government employees’ salaries for January will be in line with the higher allowances.
When asked whether the arrears would be paid too, he said, “This depends on the cabinet. If the cabinet gives the nod higher allowances with retrospective effect from August 2016, the arrears will be paid.”
“The government faces severe attack for cash crunch because of demonetisation. But the situation will return to normalcy after the deadline of December 30 for deposit of invalid Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.”
He added, “It’s better if delayed till sufficient cash is available with the banks.”
The government in June approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for its employees with higher basic pay, which has been paid with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance referred to the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination as as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.
Until acceptance of higher allowances, existing allowances are to be paid according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations, says an earlier official statement issued by the finance ministry.
However, the committee on allowances head Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said recently, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”
Source: tkbsen.in

Saturday, November 26, 2016

7th Pay Commission – CG Employees may have to Wait till January for Allowances

7th Pay Commission – CG Employees may have to Wait till January for Allowances.
7th Pay CommissionThe 7th Pay Commission continues to be a source of an irritant for the central government employees as the issues on allowances are not yet settled.
The Centre had set up a ‘Committee on Allowances’ which met last Thursday under the chairmanship of Union Secretary, Finance (Expenditure) with representatives of the Central government unions.
At the very start of the meeting, representatives of the unions expressed their anguish for ‘non-formation of High Level Committee’. According to them it was agreed to in July by the Group of Ministers (Government of India) for settling the issue of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor. The unions want the ‘minimum wage’ for Central employees to be fixed at Rs. 26,000 as opposed to Rs. 18,000 recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).
“The Secretary, Finance (Expenditure) told that, the committee constituted under the chairmanship of Addl. Secretary (Exp.) with J.S. (Pers.), JS (Estt.) and JS(Imp.) as Members has been made only for this purpose. Let us believe that, after the meeting, report of the said committee would be sent to the Government of India for its acceptance’’, Mr. Mishra, secretary (Staff Side) of the National Council/Joint Consultative Machinary, noted.
At the meeting, the unions claim that they made a strong case for implementation of the allowances to be decided by the Committee from January 1, 2016.
Besides that, they claimed that they have asked for House Rent Allowance be fixed at range 10 to 30 per cent of the basic linked to the classification of the town of posting, children education allowance of Rs. 3,000 and hostel subsidy of Rs.10,000. All these allowances should be tax exempt.
Staff Side demanded inclusion of post-graduate and professional courses in children education allowance. The issue of special duty allowance was also raised for Northeastern region.
Their wishlist extended to ‘Fixed Medical Allowance’ of Rs. 2,000 with Dearness Allowance Indexation, review of overtime allowance, small family allowance and dress allowance.
“Various Departmental Allowances, which have been abolished, should be allowed to continue, like Breakdown Allowance in the Railways and Fixed Conveyance Allowance to Postal Department employees”, Mr. Mishra noted.
Separately, M. Ragaviah, National Federation of Indian Railwaymen-NFIR said, “While there has been no commitment from the Chairman and Official Side of the Committee, the Finance Secretary however stated that further meetings will be held and in the meantime the JCM (Staff Side) may list out common issues and send the same to the Joint Secretary (Imp) and equally Departmental specified issues be sent through the respective Administrative Ministries for examination”.
However, the future looks different and dim.
Fearing a jump in footfalls to deposit or withdraw cash following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1,000 bank notes, the Finance Ministry is likely to scale down the the higher allowances proposal.
“The central government employees have to wait for a few weeks as the demonetisation drive is open till December 30” a finance department official said.
“As people continue to suffer after demonetisation from November 9 on account of cash crunch, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley compels to keep in abeyance the higher allowances till things normalize, and it is likely to be implemented from January next,” Finance Ministry sources revealed.
“Therefor,unless the banks can begin to function with a modicum of efficiency, the government will not announce higher allowances to save demonetisation chaos,” they added.
The committee under the headship of Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa, set to decide on allowances said recently, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”
However official sources indicate, The Finance Minister will wait for the situation to normalize to receive report on higher allowances or implement what was recommended by the 7th pay commission.
In the meantime, keep your fingers crossed, atleast till January 2017.
Source; Gconnect