Feedback of 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April 2019

Feedback of 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April 2019

Shiva Gopal Mishra

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
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No.NC-JCM-2019/NC meeting
April 13,2019

All Members of the
National Council (Staff Side) JCM

Dear Comrades,
The 47th meeting of the National Council was held on 13.4.2019 at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi, under the Chairmanship of Shri P.K.Sinha, Cabinet Secretary. It was held after the most inordinate delay i.e. after the lapse of nine years that the National Council meeting was convened. The decision of NJCA to organize Dharna on28.3.2019 (which was deferred) is what triggered the Government to convene the meeting.

The meeting commenced at 11.30AM and ended at 2.30 PM. In the introductory remark, the leader and the Secretary Staff Side touched upon the following points.
  1. Survival of JCM; revival of Departmental Councils; maintenance of its stipulated frequency.
  2. Closure of offices- restructuring consultation with the Staff Side and Unions affected; with particular reference to CPWD, Printing Presses and Defence Industry.
  3. Increasing litigations; Governments disregard to its own National litigation policy making employees and pensioners to incur huge expenditure. Non implementation of even Supreme Court decisions- MACP promotional hierarchy, MACP date of effect, increment on 30th June and 31st December etc
  4. NPS and other pension related issue
  5. Recognition Rules, delay in the grant of recognition
  6. Arbitration Awards.
  7. Non honoring of the assurance held out by the GOM to revisit the minimum wage and fitment formula
  8. One more option to switch over to the 7th CPC
  9. Non issue of clarification on the question of minimum pay for promotes after 1/1/2006
  10. Reduction in the quantum of Night Duty Allowances
  11. Ex-Service man pay fixation
  12. Compassionate Appointment and its restriction
  13. Outsourcing and Casualization of permanent Jobs
  14. Regularization of Casual workers- include casual service for pensioner benefits
  15. Running Allowance of Railway Workers with tax free banefit
  16. CGHS deficiencies
  17. Necessity to hold meetings by held and pension Secretary with Staff Side
  18. One time relaxation for LTC-80 fare
Agenda items and Action Taken Statement items

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1 Grant of FMA in lieu of OPD for CGHS
beyond 70 years of age
Not agreed
2 Sanction of incentive for those working
in terrorist
infested areas
Will be examined
3 Gandhi Nagar as link city to Anemdabad Orders issued
4 Upgradation Jam Nagar Orders issued
5 A-1 status to Bengaluru from 16.1.2007 Orders issued
6 Upper age limit to be raised from 45
for departmental
Not agreed
7 Casual labourers — grant of temporary
status and regularization
Under consideration
8 Restricted holiday for industrial
Not agreed
9 Applicability of ccs (RSA) Rules to
indust4rial workers of Defence
MOD will take final decision with in a
10 Recruitment personnel for erstwhile Gr
D functions Arbitration Awards
Will be examined
11 Arbitration Awards Matter will be discussed bilaterally
with the staff side to reach a settlement
12 Benefit of Rule 10 CCS (RP) Rules for
those completed 1 year service maximum
Will be reexamined
13 JCM coverage for GR B Being examined
14 GPF for those recruited after 1.1.2004 Will be considered as optional
15 Washing allowance Subsumed in the dress allowance
16 Running allowance/transport allowance
to be exempt from IT
Agreed to reconsider
17 Grant in temporary status to casual
Will be considered
18 Parity in Pay scale of workshop staff
in postal with Railways and Postal
Agreed to reconsider
19 Island/NER spl duty allowance to be
exempt from Income Tax
Will be considered
20 Non availability certificate from
Estate officer for HRA
Will be re examined

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21 Stepping up of pay with Juniors under
Orders will be issued
22 Increase in residency period for future
Staff side will give separate note
23 FR 15 (a) protection of pay Not agreed. New item will be introduced
24 Grant of Med.Advance at 90% for
conventional deseases
Orders will be issued
25 Reimbursement of additional charges
paid on account of over stay in hospitals
Chairman suggested to consider the
1. Reimburse fully to the patient
2. 2. Black list the hospital MOH will decide
26 Reimbursement of oxygen charges Orders issued
27 LTC for dependant parents Orders issued in 2017
28 Revised scheme on compassionate
Will be examined with reference to the
discussion at the meeting
29 Family pension for
unmarried/divorced/widowed sister
Will be considered
30 Created of NFSG grade to UDCs,
Under consideration
31 Hostel subsidy Order issued
32 Constant attendant allowance Not agreed
33 Revision of pension for those who
compulsorily retired
2.57 multiplication factor will be
applicable to all. Extension of new option is under consideration
34 Stitching charges Subsumed in dress allowance
35 Hospital patient care allowance Will be discussed in a special meeting
with Secretary, Health
35 Moped allowance Abolished
36 Sports increment Orders issued
37 Consultation with UPSC under Rule 9 of
Pension Rules
38 Litigation issues on service matters The chairman ruled that where the SC
has given decision in rem, it will be implemented in the case of all
similarly placed personnel
39 Revised FMA in border areas Settled, order issued
40 Revision of risk allowance to civilian
Staff side to introduce fresh item
41 CGHS rates Referred to MOH special meeting
42 Revision of funeral advance Orders issued
43 Exemption from payment of income tax
for personnel beyond 80 years

with greetings.

Yours fraternally
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)