Wednesday, 10 February 2016



INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 11th APRIL-2016
NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055
No.NJC/2015/7th CPC                                                                              February 9, 2016

To
            All Constituents of NJCA
            Dear Comrade

            The NJCA met on 08.02.2016 as scheduled. The meeting after taking into account various factors decided that the proposed indefinite strike will commence from 11.04.2016 if no settlement is brought about on the charter of demands by that time. The meeting also took the following decisions.

1.    Strike notice will be served by the NJCA and all its constituents on 11.03.2016 by holding massive demonstration.
2.    There will be a massive Rally on 11.03.2016 at Delhi and leaders of NJCA will make it possible to attend the said rally and the strike notice will be served on Cabinet Secretary, Government of India.
3.    All the National JCA leaders will attend Rally at the State Capitals/big industrial centres during the month March and April, 2016. Dates will be finalised in consultation with the concerned State JCA.
4.    To strengthen the campaign, the NJCA will place on the website a pamphlet explaining the demands.
5.    Posters will be centrally designed and kept in the website for State JCAs and constituents to adopt.
6.    All Constituents will undertake independent campaign programmes in the month of March 2016 to popularize the demands.
7.    29th March will be observed as solidarity day throughout the country unitedly by all the Constituents of NJCA.
8.    The indefinite strike will commence at 6 am on 11.04.2016.
9.    The updated Charter of Demands on which the indefinite strike is to be organized is enclosed.
10. The Constituent organizations may add sectional demands as Part B of the Charter of Demands of the NJCA
            The National JCA appeals all constituents to make intensive campaigns to make the strike an unprecedented success.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener
Charter of Demands
1.    Settle the issues raised by the NJCA on the recommendations of the 7 CPC sent to Cabinet Secretary vide letter dated 10th December 2015
2.    Remove the injustice done in the assignment of pay scales to technical/safety categories etc. in Railways& Defence, different categories in other Central Govt establishments by the 7 CPC
3.    Scrap the PFRDA Act and NPS and grant Pension/family Pension to all CG employees under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 & Railways Pension Rules, 1993
4.    i) No privatization, /outsourcing/contractorisation of governmental functions
ii) Treat GDS as Civil Servants and extend proportional benefit on pension and allowances to the GDS
5.    No FDI in Railways & Defence; No corporatization of Defence Production Units and Postal Department.
6.    Fill up all vacant posts in the government departments, lift the ban on creation of posts; Regularise the casual/contract workers
7.    Remove ceiling on compassionate ground appointments
8.    Extend the benefit of Bonus Act,1965 amendment on enhancement of payment ceiling to the adhoc Bonus/PLB of Central Government employees with effect from the Financial year 2014-15
9.    Ensure Five promotions in the service career of an employee
10. Do not amend Labour Laws in the name of Labour Reforms which will take away the existing benefits to the workers
11. Revive JCM functioning at all levels
________________________________________________________________________
To
            Cabinet Secretary,
            Government of India &
            Chairman,
            National Council/JCM
Dear Sir
Subject: 7th CPC recommendations – Reg.
            We have written under the cover of the NJCA’s letter in No JJCA/2015/7th CPC dated 11th December 2015 our comprehensive suggestions for effecting changes in the recommendations of the 7th CPC. This was also subjected to discussion with the JS (A) of DOPT on 11.12.2015 in response to the letter in No 3/1/2015-JCA dated 10-12-2015.
            We request that the same may be treated as the consensus view of the Staff Side, JCM/National Council.

Thanking you, 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of Procedural requirements
 
No.31011/3/2015-Estt (A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
 
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: January 11, 2016
 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of Procedural requirements.
This Department is in receipt of a number of references regarding the procedural difficulties faced by the Government employees in application and settlement of the LTC claims. Sometimes, the Government servants claim that failure to follow the correct procedure was on account of a lack of knowledge of the rules/instructions while in the other cases the delay is caused in the late processing of LTC claims.
2. To remove these bottlenecks, this Department has decided to simplify the procedure of application and make the procedure of processing of LTC claims time bound. The following time-limits shall be followed while processing the LTC applications/claims of the Government servants.
 S.No.
 Course of action
 Time limit
1.
Leave Sanction
 5 days + 2 days*
2.
Sanction of LTC advance
 5 days + 2 days*
3.
Time taken by Administration for verification of LTC claim after the LTC bill is submitted by the Government employee for settlement.
 10 days + 2 days*
4.
Time taken by DDO
 5 days + 2 days*
5.
Time taken by PAO
 5 days + 2 days*
It may be noted that in cases where the place of posting of the Government employees is away from their Headquarters, additional 2 days transit-time may be allowed. The person proceeds on LTC after S.No.1 and 2 i.e. after ten days of applying LTC.
3. Under CCS (LTC) Ruler, the Government servants are required to inform their Controlling Officer before the journey(s) on LTC to be undertaken. It has now been decided that the Leave Sanctioning Authority shall obtain a self-certification from the employee regarding the proposed LTC journey. The proforma for self-certification has been annexed with this O.M.
4. In addition to the above, it has been decided that whenever a Government servant applies for LTC, he/she may be provided with a copy of the guidelines (enclosed) which needs to be followed while availing LTC.
5. Employees may be encouraged to share interesting insights and pictures, if any, of the destination he/she visited while availing LTC on an appropriate forum.
6. Comments of the above proposal may be furnished within 15 days via e-mail to email address jha.sn@nic.in.
Enclosures:
(Surya Narayan Jha)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

PAYMENT OF BONUS ACT AMENDMENT GAZETTE NOTIFICATION

The Gazette of India
EXTRAORDINARY
PART II — Section 1
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
No. 6] NEW DELHI, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016/PAUSHA 11, 1937 (SAKA)
Separate paging is given to this Part in order that it may be filed as a separate compilation.
MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(Legislative Department)
New Delhi, the 1st January, 2016/Pausha 11, 1937 (Saka)
THE PAYMENT OF BONUS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2015
NO. 6 OF 2016                                                                         [31st December, 2015.]
            An Act further to amend the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—
1. (1) This Act may be called the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015.

(2) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2014.

2. In section 2 of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in clause (13), for the words ‘‘ten thousand rupees’’, the words ‘‘twenty-one thousand rupees’’ shall be substituted.
PENSION CALCULATORS FOR CG PENSIONERS

3. In section 12 of the principal Act,—

(i) for the words ‘‘three thousand and five hundred rupees’’ at both the places where they occur, the words ‘‘seven thousand rupees or the minimum wage for the scheduled employment, as fixed by the appropriate Government, whichever is higher’’ shall respectively be substituted;

(ii) the following Explanation shall be inserted at the end, namely:—

‘Explanation.—For the purposes of this section, the expression ‘‘scheduled employment’’ shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (g) of section 2 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948.’

4. In section 38 of the principal Act, for sub-section (1), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:—

‘‘(1) The Central Government may, subject to the condition of previous publication, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act.’’.
DR. G. NARAYANA RAJU,
Secretary to the Govt. of India.
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