7th CPC Revised Allowances should be from January 2016 – NCJCM Staff side shares outcome of Standing Committee Meeting held on 3rd May, 2017

Procedings of the meeting of the Standing Committee meeting of the National
Council (JCM) held on 03.05.2017 under the Chairmanship of Secretary
(DoP&T)***National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
***Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary***No.NC/JCM/2017 dated May 5, 2017 ***All
Constituents of NC/JCM (Staff Side)***Dear Comrades! Immediately after
Introductory remark of the Secretary (DoP&T), the staff side raised the
following issues:- For more than 7 years now the National Council(JCM) has
not met. Functioning of the JCM is completely diluted by the Government
Departments are also not holding meeting. The grievances on service matter
of the employees are getting accumulated. The JCM Machinery needs to be
strengthened and meeting with the Staff Side should take place regularly

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National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001

Shiva Gopal Mishra

Secretary

No. NC/JCM/2017

Dated: May 5, 2017
All Constituents of NC/JCM(Staff Side)
Dear Comrades!

Sub:

Proceedings of the meeting of the Standing Committee meeting of the
National Council (JCM) held on 03.05.2017 under the Chairmanship of
Secretary (DoP&T)

Immediately after Introductory Remark of the Secretary(DoP&T), the
staff side raised the following issues:- 
1. For more than 7 years now the National Council(JCM) has not met.
Functioning of the JCM is completely diluted by the Government Departments
are also not holding meeting. The grievances on service matter of the
employees are getting accumulated. The JCM Machinery needs to be
strengthened and meeting with the Staff Side should take place regularly. 
2. It is now more than 10 months after proposed “Indefinite Strike” was deferred by the Central Government
Employees, based on the assurance given by the Group of Minister. None of
the demands is settled “The Staff Side is in dark about the recommendations
of the Allowance Committee”.

“While Pay Commission’s report is put on the Public Domain after its
submission to the government, why these reports are kept secret”

, the Staff Side asked. Since Allowances Committee report is considerably
delayed the date of effect of the revised allowances should be w.e.f.
01.01.2016 the Staff Side has demanded that Minimum Wage should be raised,
Pay Matrix should also be revised, to recommend at least Minimum Guaranteed
Pension of 50% of the last pay drawn, Family Pension and Disability Pension
and GPF to all the Central Government Employees. It is unfortunate that, Option No.1, recommended by the 7th CPC for
pre-01.01.2016 Pensioners, is also rejected. The Central Government
Employees are very much agitated and there is going to be an uncontrollable
unrest, hence the Chairman is requested to convey our feelings to the
government to avoid a confrontation.
Chairman intervented and assured that he would convey the feelings of the
Staff Side to the government) 
3. In spite of the Government orders many autonomous bodies have not
revised the pay scale of the employees as per 7th CPC and no
order is yet issued for revising the pension of the pensioners who retired
from these autonomous bodies. These issues needs to be settled by the
government. 
4. Staff Side demanded to fill-up all the vacant posts and also to sanction
additional posts to man additional assets and additional workload without
insisting on Matching Saving. 
Thereafter, Action Taken Report on the progress/decisions taken on the
Agenda Points discussed during last Standing Committee Meeting was taken
for discussion. Details are given below:- 
DISCUSSION ON ACTION TAKEN REPORT
 
1.


No privatization PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishment 
 
The issue will be separately discussed by the Railways and Defence Ministry
with the Recognized Federations. 
2.
No Corporatization of Postal Services
 
Department of Post informed that there is no proposal of Corporatization /
privatization at this juncture. 
3.


Scrap PFRDA Act and reintroduce the Defined Benefit Statutory
Pension Scheme 
 
The Chairman stated that, we have to wait for the report of the NPS
Committee. However, the Staff Side insisted that, there should be at least
Guaranteed Minimum Pension of 50% of the last pay drawn, Family Pension,
and Disability Pension. 
4.


Regularize the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers,
and absorb trained apprentices. No labour reforms should be carried
out which are not in the interest of workers. 
 
After discussion it was decided that, specific cases, if referred to the
DoP&T by the Department/Staff Side, may be considered. The issue of Gun
and Shell Factory Casual Employees would be considered in consultation with
the MoD. 
5.


Revive JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating
forum for settlement of demands of the central government
employees. 
 
It was assured that JCM Machinery would be activated. 
6.

Remove the arbitrary ceiling on complassinate appointments
 
The Staff Side demanded the following:- 
a. The arbitrary and artificial 5% ceiling may be removed. 
b. Pending the same the 5% vacancies should be calculated on the overall
vacancies and not in the vacancies of the particular year. 
c. For calculation of vacancies Group B posts also should be taken into
account. 
d. In the Defence Ministry wards of service personnel are given
Compassionate Appointment in the 5% of Civilan Vacancies. However while
calculating 5 vacancies, the vacancies of service personnel are not taken
in to account. This anomaly may be rectified. 
e. Defence Ministry has proposed a onetime relaxation of 5% ceiling
considering the larg number of pending applications. The DoP&T has
rejected the same. The issue may reconsidered by the DoP&T.
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After discussion on the above issues Secretary Dop&T assured that he
would reconsider the whole matter. 
7.
Ensuring Five Promotins in the Service Career.
The Staff Side insisted that MACP should be in the prom
otional hierarchy
and the condition of “Very Good grading should be removed for granting of
MACP 
8.


Non-implementation of the decision taken in the 46th
National Council (JCM) Meeting held on 15th May 2010
with regard to Item No. 20 
 
The Staff Side stated that in spite of the DoP&T’s direction not to
recognize Associations of “Workers” the Defence Ministry is not
implementing the same. After discussion Secretary DoP&T assured that he
would discuss the matter with the Defence Secretary and settle the same. 
9.


Reduction of one day Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the
employees of OFB & DGQA under Department of Defence Production
against Cabinet decision and Government orders 
 
Staff Side protested against the arbitrary recovery of PLB days in the case
of employees of Ordinance Factories. DGQA, DGAQA and EME. After discussion
Secretary DoP&T directed the Department of Expenditure to reconsider
the matter and if necessary to put up the case to the Finance Minister for
his consideration. 
10.


Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government employees
who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket
from other than authorized agent.
 
The Staff Side insisted that the employees who are otherwise not eligible
for entitlement of air traveling, have purchased flight tickets from other
than authorized agents due to their ignorance of rule position should not
be punished by imposing recovery of the entire LTC amount etc. therefore to
settle the matter once for all a ontime relaxation may be given to such
employees. After discussion it was decided that DoP&T may reconsider
the whole matter. 
11.


Grant of House Rent Allowance to the employees who have vacated
overnment quarters. 
 
The Staff Side insisted that NAC should not be a pre condition for grant of
HRA to those employees who vacate the government quarters. After discussion
it was decided that the Directorate of Estate and Department of Expenditure
would consider the matter. 
12.


Restoration of interest-free advances withdrawn by the Government
based on 7the CPC recommendations. 
 
The Official Side assured that, the demand of the Staff Side would be
conveyed to the government. 
13.


Grant of entry pay recommended by 6th CPC to the
promotes under the provisions of CCS(RP) Rules-2008 
 
The Staff Side stated that the decision taken in the National Anomaly
Committee meeting in this regard was not accepted by the finance ministry
and at present the Principle Bench CAT New Delhi and the CAT Madras Bench
has given judgment in favour of the employees and hence the Department of
Expenditure may reconsider the matter. After discussion it was decided that
the Department of Expenditure would reconsider the matter. 
14.


Grant of 3rd MACP in GP Rs.4600 to the Master Craftsmen
(MCM) of Defence Ministry who were holding the post of MCM in the
pre-revised pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 as on 31/12/2005 
 
After discussion it was decided that DoP&T will refer the matter to
Department of Expenditure recommending to reconsider their earlier decision
of refection since the demand is in conformity with the rules on ACP/MACP 
15.


Carrying forward of Earned Leave by Defence Industrial Emplyees on
transfer/ appointment from non Industrial to Industrial
Establishment 
 
DOPT has agreed with the demand and their decision would be conveyed to MOD
after receipt of the proposal from Defence Ministry in this regard. 
16.


Reimbursement of actual medical expenditure incurred by the
employees in recognized hospitals 
 
CGHS rates are under revision and the same would be issued soon. 
17.


Dental Treatment in private hospitals recognized under CGHS /
CS(MA) Rules, 1944 for CS(MA) beneficiaries. 
 
CGHS vide their OM dated 5th April 2017 has informed that the
requirement of no objection certificate has been dispensed with vide OM No.
S-14025/41/2015-MS dated 7.12.2016 
18.


Removal of ambiquity in fixation of pay or re-employed
Ex-Servicemen and grant of the same benefit extended to
Commissioned officers to personnel below officers rank also. 
 
The demand is under consideration of DoP&T in consultation with the
Department of Expenditure. 
19.


Permission to opt for pay fixation in the revised pay structure on
a date after the date of issue of CCS(RP) rules 2016 notification
(25.7.2016) in case of employees whose promotion becomes due after
25.7.2016. 
 
The issue is under consideration of Department of Expenditure and a
decision would be taken soon. 
20.


Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time
bound manner. 
 
DOPT is framing a fresh calendar for holding DPC and effecting promotions
which will enable to fill up the promotional posts in a time bound manner.
Instructions will be issued very soon. 
21.


Abolish and upgrade all posts of Lower Divison Clerks (LDCs) to
Upper Division Clerks (UDCs) 
 
The staff side demanded that the LDC post may be merged with UDC and MTS
may be promoted directly to UDC. DoP&T agreed to consider the demand. 
Due to paucity of time, new agenda points, given by the Staff Side, was not
taken up for discussion. It was decided that the Action Taken on the New
Agenda Points would be communicated to the Staff Side and a meeting would
be thereafter convened to discuss these items. 

Cabinet approves revision of pension to pre 2016 pensioners
 
The Cabinet approved modifications in the recommendations of the 7 th CPC relating to method of revision of pension of pre-2016
Pensioners and Family Pensioners based on the suggestions made by the
Committee, chaired by Secretary (Pensions), constituted with the approval
of the Cabinet. While approving implementation of the 7th CPC
recommendations on 29th June, 2016, the Cabinet had approved the
changed method of pension revision recommended by the 7th CPC
for pre-2016 pensioners, comprising of two alternative formulations,
subject to the feasibility of the first formulation which was to be
examined by the Committee. In terms of the Cabinet decision, pensions of
pre-2016 pensioners were revised as per the second formulation multiplying
existing pension by a fitment factor of 2.57, though the pensioners were to
be given the option of choosing the more beneficial of the two formulations
as per the 7th CPC recommendations. In order to provide more
beneficial option to the pensioners. Cabinet has accepted the
recommendations of the Committee, which has suggested revision of pension
based on the information contained in the Pension Payment Order (PPO)
issued to every pensioner. The modified formulation will be beneficial to
more pensioners than the first formulation recommended by the 7 th CPC, which was not found to be feasible to implement on
account of non-availability of records in a large number of cases and was
also found to be prone to several anomalies. 

Sincerely yours

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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Secretary (Staff Side)

National Council (JCM)

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