7th CPC – Allowances, Minimum Wages, multiplying factor, pension parity, MACP, issues discussed in the Standing Committee Meeting of NC(JCM) on 3rd May 2017

7CPC Allowances,
Minimum Wages, multiplying factor, pension parity, MACP, issues discussed in
the Standing Committee Meeting of NC(JCM) on 3rd May***National Federation of Indian Railwaymen, 3, Chetmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055, No. IV/NFIR/SCM/Part VII Dated 04/05/2017 *** The General Secretaries of Affilated Unions of NFIR *** Brother *** Sub: Issues discussed in the Standing Committee Meeting of NC/JCM held at Room No. 119, North Block, New Delhi on 3rd May 2017 – reg.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110055
No. IV/NFIR/SCM/Part VII
Dated: 04/05/2017

The General Secretaries of

Affiliated Unions of NFIR 
Brother,

Sub: Issues discussed in the Standing Committee Meeting of NC/JCM held
at Room No. 119, North Block, New Delhi on 3rd May 2017-reg.

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The Standing Committee Meeting of the NC/JCM held at Room No. 119, North
Block, New Delhi on 3rd May 2017 under the chairmanship Secretary
(Personnel), Government of India. S/Shri M. Raghavaiah , Leader JCM (Staff
Side) and NFIR General Secretary, President NFIR Guman Singh, Working
President R.P. Bhatnagar and Vice President K.S. Murty have participated in
the meeting while representatives of other Federations/Associations have
also taken part in the meeting.

2 Important points deliberated in the meeting:-
  • In the opening address, the Leader JCM (Staff Side) has conveyed to the
    Secretary (Personnel), the serious disappointment and unhappiness among
    Central Government employees over breach of commitment on the part of
    Government on major issues. He cited the assurance given by the Senior
    Ministers on 30th June 2016 on the demand for revision of minimum wage,
    multiplying factor and official statement issued by the Ministry of
    Finance on 06th July 2016 for constituting High Level Committee to
    examine these issues for placing before the Cabinet. Unfortunately,
    only one meeting was held by the Additional Secretary (Expenditure) and
    thereafter nothing is known on these vital demands even after lapse of
    about 10 months. The Leader JCM (Staff Side) also expressed unhappiness
    over lack of transparency on several issues discussed, consequently the
    JCM (Staff Side) is kept in dark. He pointed out that the 7th CPC
    recommendation for revision of pension to the retired employees and
    said that although the JCM (Staff Side) is the major stake holder and
    held discussions, the contents of the report of the Committee are not
    made available to us. This reveals that the Government does not bother
    to share the information with JCM (Staff Side), he pointed out. 
  • On Allowances, he said that though discussions with the Staff Side JCM,
    the views of the Committee headed by Finance Secretary are not shared
    with the JCM (Staff Side). Apart from this, the decision on Allowances
    has been procrastinated for several months leading staff He further
    said that it is not known whether the Government will be modifying the
    recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances on the basis of justification
    given by the JCM (Staff Side) as the report of the Committee though
    finally submitted, the proposals are not known to JCM (Staff Side). He
    urged upon the Chairman of the meeting to convey JCM (Staff Side)
    demand that Allowances should be given effect from Olst January 2016.


3.On other issues, the Leader JCM (Staff Side) pointed out were as
follows:-
  • 14.29% hike in the wages of Running Staff in Railways has not been ensured
    inspite of Resolution of Finance Ministry, Government of India. He said
    that the Railway Ministry’s proposal is pending with Ministry of
    Finance.
  • The references made by different ministries to the DoP&T/MoF as a
    result of discussions by the JCM constituents are pending with the
    Government without finality.
4. Conclusion:
  • The Leader JCM (Staff Side) requested the Chairman of the meeting to
    convey unhappiness of the JCM (Staff Side) to the Government and also
    take initiatives on the points highlighted above, mainly minimum wage,
    multiplying factor, pension parity etc.
  • The action taken statement on pending items have be reviewed in the
    meeting. The draft minutes are expected to be received soon from DoPT
    finalization of the minutes, same will be circulated.
  • The Railway related demands mainly counting of temporary status service
    of casual labour in full for the purpose of retirement benefits was
    discussed in the meeting. It was assured to consider after further
    consultations with the Ministry of Railways.
  • MACPS issues were discussed but however there is no finality.
  • Re-fixation of pay of re-employed Defence Forces Personnel in the
    Central Government (POBRs) — under examination [ATS — S No. 26/Item No.
    6(XIV)].
  • So far as Standing Committee agenda items are concerned, special
    meeting will be convened by DoP&T for discussion.
The above is for information of the affiliates.

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Yours fraternally,

Sd/-

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)

General Secretary 

Source:NFIR

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