Implement 7th CPC allowances w.e.f. 01.01.2016 – Secy Staff Writes to Cabinet Secretary

Implement 7th CPC allowances w.e.f. 01.01.2016 – Secy Staff Writes to
Cabinet Secretary

Implement 7th CPC allowances w.e.f. 01.01.2016 – Secy Staff Writes to
Cabinet Secretary

***Secretary National Council (Staff Side) JCM, writes letter to the
Cabinet Secretary, (Government of India), Cabinet Secretariat of India),
Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi

Shiva Gopal Mishra


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


Dated: June 30, 2017

The Cabinet Secretary,

(Government of India),

Cabinet Secretariat,

Rashtrapati Bhawan,

New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of the Committee on Allowances 


We are quite thankful that after a long wait the Union Cabinet has given
its approval for implementation of recommendations of the Committee on
Allowances(Ashok Lavasa Committee) as recommended by the VII CPC

As you are aware that, during the meeting of the Empowered Committee, held
under your Chairmanship, we had requested for its early implementation, but
unfortunately a long time has been taken by the said -committee for
finalizing the allowances.

We are thankful to the Government of India for agreeing in principle for
House Rent Allowance @ 10%,20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees
working in levels 1 to 3, but depriving other staff, particularly Group `C’
staff, which has resulted in lot of discontentment among the Central
Government Employees. Staff Side(JCM) is also thankful to the government
for reducing 50% Dearness Allowance barrier to 25% for future enhancement
of HRA to 09,18 and 27% and restoring 10,20 and 30% on 50% Dearness
Allowance, but at the same time would have appreciated if the same formula
should have been envisaged for other allowances which are DA indexed.

We are also thankful to the Central Government for revising various
allowances, including Breakdown Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Trip
Allowance, Additional Allowance, Cycle Allowance, Cash Handling Allowance
etc. as also Special Allowance to Trackmen, Section Controllers and Loco
Pilot (Goods) and Sr. Passenger Guards and extending Patient Care Allowance
to Ministerial Staff working in the hospitals. We also appreciate the
government for enhancing the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500
p.m. to Rs.1000 p.m. for the Pensioners. Though it is meager to old-aged
pensioners, healthcare and at least Rs.2500 should have been granted.

The date of implementation of the allowances, as announced, w.e.f.
01.07.2017, has created lot of anguish and serious discontentment in
the Central Government Employees. We will appreciate if the government
considers its implementation w.e.f. 01.01.2016, i.e. date of
implementation of VII CPC. 

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The government has also constituted a Committee on National Pension
System(NPS) and it was assured to us that, decision in the matter would be
taken within four months. Unfortunately, up-till now, this issue remains
unresolved. We earnestly hope that, the government will definitely consider
the demand of the Staff Side – Guaranteed Minimum Pension for new
Pensioners (appointed on or after 01.01.2004) as well as Family Pension at
par with Old Pensioners/Family Pensioners.
We  always believe in best industrial relations, but to keep industrial
peace, we hope, the government will take appropriate steps to resolve the
long pending demands of the Central Government Employees at an earliest.

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Comradely yours,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)