Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Seeking benefits over and above the Voluntary Retirement Scheme a misadventure- Supreme Court of India
New Delhi : Dated 25″ September, 2019 : In a very significant judgement pronounced in IFCI Ltd. Vs Sanjay Behari & Others case (C.A.No.6995/2019) on September 17, 2019, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India held that any Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) is a package by itself and the employees retired under the scheme cannot claim any benefits beyond what has been envisaged in the VRS. The Hon’ble Supreme Court was dealing with an appeal filed by IFCI Ltd, A Govt. of India Undertaking against a Judgement of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi Bench.
Some of the ex- employees of IFCI, who had opted for retirement under Voluntary Retirement Scheme floated by IFCI Ltd. in the year 2008, had claimed revision of their pension by referring the pay scale revision implemented by IFCI. Hon’ble Supreme Court rejected the claim principally on the ground that VRS is a package by itself and any subsequent ciaim cannot be entertained.
Earlier VRS-2008 optees had filed a petition in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in the year 2016 claiming for revision of Pension. The learned single judge had dismissed the Petition in February, 2017. VRS-2008 optees then filed Letters Patent Appeal (LPA) in the Hon’ble High Court which was allowed by the Hon’ble High Court bench vide its judgement dated 17/01/2019. Aggrieved by the Order of Hon’ble High Court, IFCI filed Civil Appeal in Hon‘ble Supreme Court of India
The judgement could prove to be a landmark as it has discussed various aspects earlier court judgements, VRS schemes and internal policy documents of IFCI for arriving at conclusion. The judgement has clearly set out legal position pertaining to Voluntary Retirement Schemes.
DELHI GOVT NOTIFIED THE MINIMUM WAGE OF UNSKILLED WORKER AS Rs 14842. AS PER THE FORMULA ACCEPTED BY 7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION 25% IS TO BE ADDED TO THE MINIMUM WAGE OF AN UNSKILLED WORKER TO FIX THE MINIMUM WAGE OF SKILLED WORKER . THUS THE MINIMUM WAGE OF A SKILLED WORKER AT LOWEST LEVEL IN DELHI STATE WILL BE Rs 18552.50 .
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Guidelines regarding Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 —
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Chief Justice of India - Shri Ranjan Gogoi (centre)
flanked by (left to right)
Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Sahard Arvind Bobde, Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud & Justice S. Abdul Nazeer after delivering the Ayodhya Verdict.
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Minutes of the 31st SCOVA meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS(PP) on 05-09-2019 at Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi .........
Saturday, November 9, 2019
MOST IMPORTANT JUDGEMENT OF THE SUPREME COURT -- GDS SERVICE CANNOT BE COUNTED FOR PENSION UNDER CCS (PENSION) RULES 1972. ALL FAVOURABLE JUDGEMENTS BY CATs & HIGH COURTS QUASHED BY SUPREME COURT
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Friday, November 8, 2019
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Monday, November 4, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Jaipur Geetha Bhawan the venue of foundation conference of NCCPA in 2008 has hoisted again the 4th triennial AIC for two days on 1-2 November, 2019. The Reception Committee formed by the CGPA Rajasthan has organized the event in a most memorable manner.
The inaugural session was presided over by NCCPA President comrade Shiv Gopal Misra. Comrade M.S.Dasora coordinator Pensioners Portal for CGPA Rajasthan nicely anchored the inaugural session. Justice Dave (Retired) as chairman of Reception committee welcomed all. Comrade KKN Kutty SG; comrade Mukesh Mathur AGS AIRF; comrade VAN Namboodiri Patron; Comrade S.Rahman vice President NCCPA; and Comrade C.L.Mathur Vice President addressed.
There were 220 Delegates and Visitors from 17 states (other than host CGPA; Rajasthan) representing affiliates of State CGPAs and All India Associations.
In the subjects committee presided over by the presidium of two vice presidents H.N.Joshi and S.Rahman a discussion followed by the submission of Triennial Report by Secretary General and Accounts by the Treasurer comrade Sidhu. In the subjects committee Comrades K.G.Jayaraj GS AIBDPA; K.Ragavendran GS AIPRPA; S.K.Sharma GS Rajasthan CGPA; I.S.Dabas ASG NCCPA; and Prabakaran Nair ASG NCCPA initially addressed on the first day.
In the second day discussion, 27 delegates deliberated on the Report. Finally after summing up by comrade KKN Kutty SG NCCPA the Report and Accounts were adopted with one or two additions. Constitutional amendment for increasing the number of Deputy SGs from 2 to 4 was accepted. The AIC approved the enhancement of NCCPA annual subscription to 2/- per member from affiliates; and for increasing the subscription of News Letter to 100/- per year.
30 resolutions including the Policy and Programme resolution were unanimously approved.
The following office bearers were unanimously elected for the ensuing term:
List of Office Bearers elected in 4th AIC of NCCPA!
1. VAN. Namboodiri
President: Shiv Gopal Misra
Wkg.President: S.S.Roy (WB)
J.P.Dhandre ( Nagpur)
Secretary General: K.K.N.Kutty
Pavithra Ranjan Chakraborti (WB)
K.G.Jayaraj ( AIBDPA)
Prabhakaran Nair (Telengana)
C.P.Shobana ( Kerala)
I.S.Dabas ( Delhi)
Ashok Kanti Ghosh (WB)
Treasurer: H.L.Sidhu (Haryana)
Asst Treasurer: Sadan Banerjee (WB)
Subhash Pandey (U.P)
Auditor: Basudeb Sengupta (WB)
Friday, November 1, 2019
The inaugural session to mark the opening of two days AIC of NCCPA has begun nicely in Geetha Bhawan complex in the Pink City of Jaipur today.
After Justice Dave as Chairman of Reception Committee welcomed all with his fine speech, Comrade Shiv Gopal Misra, the President NCCPA delivered his presidential address. Plethora of leaders sitting on dais.
This AIC shall plan the course of action to be followed for struggle in a united manner.
31 October, 2019
The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) is deeply grieved on the passing away of Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta, the veteran trade union leader of the country and eminent parliamentarian for decades, this morning in Kolkata after prolonged illness. He was 84 years of age.
Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta breathed his last on 31 October, on the very day a century before when India’s first central trade union, the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), was formed heralding the unity and struggle of the working class movement and workers participation in the national freedom movement, the legacy of which both AITUC and CITU carries. He led the AITUC as its general secretary for more than a decade.
Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta joined the communist movement from his student days. He was an eminent national level student leader and steered the All India Students Federation for long. Later, he joined the trade union movement. His association with the working class movement was for more than five decades.
Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta played important role in broadening the united platform of trade unions to lead the working class struggle against neoliberal economic policy regime.
Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta was member of both Houses of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, for two and half decades championing the cause of the working class and all other marginalized sections of the people which made him an outstanding parliamentarian.
CITU salutes the departed leader in memory of his great contribution for the cause of toiling people, for their rights and livelihood; in defending the democracy and the unity and integrity of the country and its people.
Demise of Comrade Gurudas Dasgupta is a big loss to the working class and democratic movement of the country.
CITU pays respectful homage to the departed leader and conveys its heartfelt condolence to the comrades of AITUC and his bereaved family members.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Com. Gurudas Das Gupta, Veteran Trade Union leader passed away today (31.10.2019). He was General Secretary of AITUC and Member of Parliament for long time. He was the National leader of Communist Party of India (CPI). He sacrificed his entire life for the emancipation of poor and downtrodden and the working class of India .
National Secretariat of Confederation of Central Govt Employees and Workers pay respectful homage to Com . Gurudas Das Gupta .
RED SALUTE COMRADE
A honourable speech by CMD BSNL to corporate office employees before Diwali. He makes it clear he will not guarantee for salary from next month - his first priority is BSNL not its employees. Further, he says that, the Govt has given the employees an opportunity to leave the job with an attractive ex gratia - only those employees should stay who can justify their salary and are able to do a duty of 12 hour.
He warns that, after 1st January 2020 they all shall see a tough management who will set personal target for each staff - which if not fulfilled then they shall be forced for compulsory retirement. Finally he concluded that, such a huge number of employees are a burden for BSNL and suggested that, at least 90 k employees who are not justifying their salary must take VRS.
This is last opportunity for them to leave the job with dignity and exgratia.
Ministry of Finance
PFRDA permitted now Overseas Citizen of India to enroll in NPS at par with Non-Resident Indians
Posted On: 30 OCT 2019 12:08PM by PIB Delhi
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has now permitted Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to enroll in National Pension Scheme (NPS) at par with Non-Resident Indians vide Circular No: PFRDA/2019/19/PDES/3 dated 29th October 2019. The Government vide notification S.O. 3732(E) dated 17th October, 2019 on Foreign Exchange Management (Non-debt Instruments) Rules, 2019 of Dept. of Economic Affairs, has specified that an OCI may subscribe to the National Pension System governed and administered by PFRDA, provided such person is eligible to invest as per the provisions of the PFRDA Act and the annuity/accumulated saving will be repatriable, subject to FEMA guidelines.
Contributions made towards NPS are eligible for an additional tax deduction under section 80CCD(1B) upto Rs. 50,000 which is over and above the Rs 1,50,000 limit of deduction available under sec 80CCD(1). In the Union Budget 2019, the tax exemption limit for lumpsum withdrawal on exit/maturity from NPS has been increased from the present 40% to 60% under section 10(12A) of the IT Act and the remaining 40% of the corpus is already tax-exempt as it is mandatorily utilized for annuity purchase.
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) is the statutory Authority established by an enactment of the Parliament, to regulate, promote and ensure orderly growth of the National Pension System (NPS) and pension schemes to which this Act applies. NPS was initially notified for central government employees joining service on or after 1st Jan 2004 and subsequently adopted by almost all State Governments for its employees. NPS was extended to all citizens of Indian on voluntary basis from May 2009 and to corporates in December 2011 and to Non-Resident Indians in October 2015.
As on 26th October 2019, the total number of subscribers under NPS and Atal Pension Yojana has crossed 3.18 crores and the Asset under Management (AUM) has grown to Rs. 3,79,758 crores. More than 66 lakhs government employees have been enrolled under NPS and 19.2 lakhs subscribers have subscribed to NPS in the private sector with 6,812 entities registered as corporates.
PFRDA in its endeavor to promote and develop NPS has taken several initiatives towards increasing the pension coverage in the country. Now, any Indian citizen, resident or non-resident and OCIs are eligible to join NPS till the age of 65 years.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The Right to Information (Term of Office, Salaries, Allowances and Other Terms and Conditions of Service of Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission, State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioners in the State Information Commission) Rules, 2019.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The Proceedings of 10th State level conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State held at 4th Floor Income Tax Office Bangalore on 24th October 2019.
The Conference was attended by affiliates of COC Karnataka namely NFPE (P3) , NFPE(Postmen), ITEF, NFPE (RMS-R3) , NFPE(RMS R4) , NFPE(Postal Admin ), NFPE (Postal Accounts), AG’s, Central Excise, Ground Water, Census, Survey of India, CGHS, Civil Accounts etc.
The Conference was conducted under the joint presidium of President S. Radhakrishna and working President PS Prasad.
Com Ramakrishna Joint Secretary welcomed the chief quest to the Dias,
Com P.S.Prasad Working President welcomed the delegates and Chief quests.
Com S.Radhakrishna President moved resolution condoling the death of national leaders eminent personalities and comrades who had breathed last from last conference in July 2017 to date. House observed a minutes silence in memory of departed souls. President in his brief introductory remarks stated that the policies of Government has adversely affecting the common people resulting in economic difficulties for them. The mass convention of workers has given a call for countrywide strike on 8 January 2020. Confederation National Executive meeting held on 19 October 2019 has endorsed the call of mass convention and has called upon all CG employees to join strike on ten point charter of demands and demands adopted in Convention. The rights the workers enjoyed because of Constitution and various judicial decisions is under threat. Unless we save our constitution our future will be in dark. Therefore we have invited Justice Nagmohan Das former Judge of Karnataka High Court to explain us about the importance of Constitution for us. Honorable Judge when he was practicing Advocate had address convention of COC on Article 311 of Constitution and Right to strike. He then requested Judge to inaugurate the conference and speak on Constitution of India.
Hon’ble Justice H.N.Nagamohan Das inaugurating the conference spoke at length about the constitution of our country, how constitution of our country has protected our basic fundamental rights of the common man , workers, trade union rights , freedom of speech, he emphasised that basic issues of the workers, common man such as food , clothing , wages etc are not being discussed by the politicians , but other issues are being discussed. He emphasised that the each and every worker of the country should read the constitution of our country and protect our rights.The economic policies pursued by successive Governments has resulted in country’s wealth concentrating in the hands of just 2% of population . The privatisation of the Government Departments should be stopped and at present only 2% of the working force is from Government sectors. The vacant posts should be filled up at present in Government sectors about 25 lakhs posts are vacant, there is huge unemployment is there. All should join together to change the policies of Government. Only then Constitution can be upheld to protect the interest of common people and pluralism of country.
Com M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers New Delhi addressed and informed that how privatisation of the Central Government departments including Railways and Defence is taking in a big way, apart from privatisation the staff reduction is taking place in a big way. He also informed that the minimum wage calculations formula ie is Dr Aykroyd Formulawhich is being manipulated and various benefits of this formula is being removed which is a big disadvantage to the workers of this county and especially the Central Government employees , which will hamper the minimum wage of the Central Government employees in next pay commissions. He asked all employees of Central Government to join the main stream of working class movement and participate in the one day General Strike on 8th Jan 2020. He guided how the campaign should be conducted.
Com Vinod General Secretary presented the General Secretary report and emphasised the fact of participating in the one day General Strike on 8th Jan 2020. The members passed the General Secretary report.
Com M.S.Ganesh presented the accounts statement for the year 2017-19 and requested members to contribute liberally, The accounts statement was passed.
The house passed the resolution in one voice placed by the President regarding participation in the one day General Strike on 8th Jan 2020.The steps taken for the campaign was discussed in detail.
The following veteran leaders who had retired from service and had made significant contribution in the growth of state COC were honoured.
1) Com Seethalakshmi
2) Com SS.Manjunath
3) Com HS. Manjunath
4) Com Julliana Vincent
5) Com Vidya Simha
6) Com Nagaraj Rao
The election process started the list of Office bearers of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State elected during the 10th State level conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State held at 4th Floor Income Tax Office Bangalore on 24th October 2019 for the period 2019-22.
Com Javarayi Gowda
NFPE (RMS- R3)
Com Padmini Rudraiah
Survey of India
Com Santhosh Sundaram
Com Rajeev VM
Com Mohan Pai
Com Rajeev VM
Com D.Laxshman Reddy
NFPE (RMS- R4)
The vote of thanks was proposed by Com Ramakrishna.
The President declared the Conference closed amidst reverberating slogan chanting by participants