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MoD babus fined for denying dues to retired IAF officer

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MoD babus fined for denying dues to retired IAF officer By Jugal R. Purohit in New Delhi IN a rare move, the Armed Forces Tribunal ( AFT) in New Delhi has moved against top bureaucrats in the Ministry of Defence ( MoD) and imposed costs on them up to Rs 10,000 each for delaying and denying the dues of a retired Air Force officer. The bureaucrats against whom action has been ordered include Sangita Goirala, secretary, Department of Ex- Servicemen Welfare ( DESW), and Dr. B. K. Singh, Joint Controller of Defence Accounts ( Air Force). The order was issued on January 21 by the AFT principal bench, comprising Chairperson Justice Prakash Tatia and member Lt. Gen. S. K. Singh in ‘ Wing Commander ( retd.) V. S. Tomar versus Union of India and others’. In this case, the officer was fighting for his correct pension which was being denied to him. Despite the tribunal deciding in the officer’s favour on December 7, 2011, the MoD did not implement the order claiming that it was challenging the sa…

First victory of BPS-AISCCON joint efforts for the betterment of EPS95 beneficiaries

Fin Min approves Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension plan
New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has approved a proposal for providing a minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 to workers in the organised sector, a move which would benefit 27 lakh pensioners immediately.
The ministry has also approved a proposal for raising the basic wage ceiling under the Employees Provident Fund Scheme to Rs 15,000 from existing Rs 6,500 per month.

At present, there are about 44 lakh pensioners. Of this 27 lakh, including 5 lakh widows, get less than Rs 1,000 a month.

"The Finance Ministry has approved the proposal for providing a minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under the Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by EPFO. The ministry also cleared enhancing the wage ceiling to 15,000 under social security schemes run by the retirement fund body," an official source said.

The government will provide additional subsidy of Rs 1,217 crore to ensure the minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 starting 2014-15. P…

SCOVA 24 official Agenda

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Main common demands of Bharat Pensioners Samaj

After holding several conventions & conferences in different parts of the country & interacting with a wide range of Pensioners’ Association & stake holders, BPS has identified the following main common Issues/Demands to be presented to 7th CPC for redress: 1. Settle the anomalies of 6th CPC especially adoption of different multiplication factor in arriving at minimum of PB 1-4 & Scales HAG & HAG+:  Pay commissions upto to 5th CPC adopted a multiplication factor of 3.2 to 3.8 to arrive at the new scales compared to earlier scales but VI CPC adopted conversion factor of about 2.6 at the lowest where as it was about 3.6 at the highest scale. By this method Vth CPC’s established ratio 1:10.7 between the lowest scale and highest scale was disturbed by the VI CPC. Moreover going against the recommendations of 6th CPC Govt. pulled out S30, 31 & 32 from PB 4 and gave them higher scales of HAG & HAG+ which, caused serious disparity within the homogenous class of pen…

Merger of 50 percent DA may soon be considered by Central Government – Sources

Merger of 50 percent DA may soon be considered by Central Government – Sources
Sources close to the Central Government Employees Federations told that Merger of 50% DA will soon be considered by Central Government before the budget session of Parliament in February 2014. According to the sources, the central government is likely to consider the central government employees  demand for merging of 50 % DA, for the reason that the DA will be crossing 100% level after January 2014.
The rate of dearness allowance to be paid to govt servants has been increasing consistently due to the rise in the prices of essential commodities for the past two years. In 2011 the rate of DA was at 50 % level. Since then all the Federation demanded the central government to merge the 50 Percent DA with basic Pay. But the government did not accept this demand to merge the DA with basis pay, as it was not recommended by sixth CPC.
The demand would be considered in view of parliament elections

“There’s no dearth of money in this country, the only problem is that the money doesn’t reached the poor,” Rahul asserted.

“There’s no dearth of money in this country, the only problem is that the money doesn’t reached the poor,” Rahul asserted. 

Congress believes poor and rich should be taken along: Rahul Gandhi in MP

Calculation of Minimumwage & Minimum pay

7th CPC News - Minimum wage & Pay fixation forumala for 7th CPC  Minimum wage & Pay fixation forumala for 7th CPC worked out
Providing proper minimum wage of Rs 27000/- for CG Employees including that of GDS employees and pay fixation formula for 7th CPC worked out .
Providing proper minimum wage of Rs 27000/- for CG Employees including that of GDS employees and pay fixation formula:
The staff side of the JCM had given representation demanding Rs 10,000/- as minimum wage for Central Government Employees. The 6th CPC in its report vide para no 2.2.15 had calculated a minimum wage of Rs 5478/- today if we are calculate the minimum wage it should be more than Rs 21,000/- apart from HRA and other allowances. Hence there is three times increase in actual prices calculated by the 6th CPC and the current prices. The current wages of the CG Employees should be doubled at least including that of GDS. The most comprehensive criteria for covering all the basic needs were evolved by the 15th…