Saturday, November 28, 2015

Verification of Membership-Details furnished by the Circle Office

Dear Comrades

As per the report furnished by the Circle office to Directorate the following is the strength of the unions among the official.
Sl.No.Name of the divisionTotal
working strength
1Hyderabd City2901456333
2Hyd. South East2371383430
4Hyderabad GPO1217826 
5PSD Hyderabad191360
6CSD Hyderabad5310
19PSD Vijayawada11900
48PSD Rajahmundry13000

7th CPC Recommendations - Confederation National Secretariat Decisions

Date : 27-11-2015

Dear Comrades,

National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Govt Employees  & Workers held on 27-11-15 at New Delhi after detailed deliberations on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) has decided as follows :

1.The National Secretariat has come to the unanimous conclusion that many of the recommendations of the 7th CPC are most retrograde and require to  be modified before implementation by the Government, especially the faulty and depressed  minimum wage arrived at by the 7th CPC and the fitment formula. Some of the recommendations such as abolition of certain allowances etc., are to be rejected.

2. The National Secretariat is of the firm opinion that a united struggle of entire Central Govt Employees including Railways, Defence and Confederation under the banner of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) can only compel the Government to modify or reject the retrograde recommendations of the 7th CPC and hence it is decided to further strengthen the unity.

3. The National Secretariat further resolved that the form of the united struggle of NJCA should be an indefinite strike, within a time frame, as Govt is moving fast to implement the recommendations. Negotiation with the Government should precede declaration of indefinite strike and intensive campaign among the employees and mobilization, to create sanction behind the demands.

4. In case the requisite movement is not coming about for any reason, Confederation National Secretariat will meet and chalk out its own independent action.

5. Regarding the sector-wise issues relating to the employees of each department, the affiliated organizations of the Confederation in those departments shall take initiative for uniting all like-minded Federations/Associations/Unions in their department and shall organize agitational programmes on departmental specific demands.

6. The National Secretariat decided to insist that the charter of demands of the NJCA and Confederation should include the demands of Gramin Dak Sevaks, Casual/Contract labourers, filling up of vacancies and scraping the New Contributory Pension Scheme.

7. All affiliated organizations of Confederation are requested to intimate by e-mail to the Confederation CHQ  ( or on the required modifications or additions / deletions in the common recommendations (not department-specific) of the 7th Pay Commission on or before 05-12-2015.

8. Available Secretariat members of the Confederation will meet on 07-12-2015 at New Delhi and finalize the common demands to be included in the charter of demands of NJCA. (NJCA meeting is being held at JCM National Council, Staff-side office on 08-12-2015 to finalize the charter of demands and the further course of action).

9. The National Secretariat congratulated all the Central Govt Employees who made the 27th November 2015 ‘All India Protest Day’ at the call of NJCA, a grand success all over the country by wearing ‘black badges’ and participating in protest demonstrations.

Other Decisions:

1.Next All India Workshop-cum-Trade Union Camp of Confederation will be held at Dehradun (Uttarakhand) before March 2016.

2. The National Secretariat extended full support and solidarity to the proposed agitational programmes of Passport Employees Association including ‘Indefinite hungerfast’.

Secretary General

Central Govt Employees To Get PPO, Other Benefits On Retirement Day

New Delhi: The government has decided to give pension payment order (PPO) and all other retirement benefits on the day of retirement to all 50000 central government employees retiring every year, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.

“The goal is to ensure 100 per cent payment of all retirement benefits and the delivery of pension payment order (PPO) to retiring employees on the day of retirement itself,” The Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said at the inauguration of a workshop on ‘Bhavishya ’, an online pension sanction and payment tracking system for central government retirees.

“Last year of a retiring employee is spent in preparation of pension payment order (PPO) and collecting no-dues certificates as he fears no one will let him in after he retires. The reputation of a retiring government servants becomes such that he is preparing to get his pension on time. This is just not done,” Singh said

“Our experience shows pension payments are considerably delayed. Retirees need a dignified exit from service and can’t be expected to run around for their pension payment order (PPO) and all retirement benefits or make requests to someone for it,” said an official on this occasion.

Bhavishya involves preparation of advance list of employees retiring in the next 12 months and sending each such employee a login and password for ‘ Bhavishya ‘ portal eight months before the date of his retirement on his mobile phone and e-mail ID.

The employee fills up his details on the portal and based on that information, pension forms are auto-generated by the software and submitted for processing. The system then sends SMS and e-mail alerts to the employee, his head of department and disbur...

The Minister said apart from ensuring timely disbursal of pension, the Department is also holding pre-retirement counselling for employees and considering various options on how best to utilize the experience of retired personnel who can contribute a lot to the government and society as they are energetic and resourceful for long beyond 60 years of age.

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Friday, November 27, 2015



Thursday, November 26, 2015

Revision of Foreign Postage Rates of Letter mail w.e.f 01-12-2015

Click Here  to view the revised Foreign Postage rates of letter post items effective from 01.12.2015 communicated vide Postal Directorate memo no No. 1-20/2014-15/T&C dated 24.11.2015.

Vacancy position for LGO Examination 2015-16 under 50% Promotional Quota

The Division wise tentative vacancy position pertaining to the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LGO-2015-16) for promotion to the cadre of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants under 50% Promotional Quota communicated by Circle office, Hyderabad is as follows.

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BADGE FOR “BLACK DAY” – 27.11.2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

7th Pay Commission recommendations on LTC advance and Medical Advance

7th Pay Commission recommendations on LTC advance and Medical Advance

Abolishing 12 Interest free advances recommended by 7th CPC

The 7th Pay Commission has , in a casual manner, recommended that all interest free advances to be abolished. The impact of this recommendation is yet un noticed by the central government employees

There are 12 Interest free advances are listed in that table provided in the 7th CPC Report. When hearing the news that 7th cpc has recommended to abolish interest free advances , every body thought that some advances like festival advances only will be abolished. But if you read the names of advances recommended for abolishment, it will give you little bit shock.

In general opinion, the amount that is paid for government servants in some occasions and for specific purposes and the same will be recovered through monthly instalments are considered advances.

But the advance paid for Medical treatment and LTC are not supposed to be included this list, since it is reimbursable in nature and will not be recovered by Government.

The amount paid as advances to the Medical treatment and LTC are not recoverable by government if there is no any default in the claim. since the expenses incurred should be reimbursed to the Govt servants according to their entitlements, the amount paid in advance can be adjusted against the claim of reimbursement is sanctioned. So there is no need of repaying the advance to government in respect of Medical and LTC advances.These should not be included in the list of interest free advances.

Eventually abolishing these advances will make the central government employees not to avail LTC facility and medical treatment in Private hospital, since the amount of 90 % of the expenses paid in advance will not be available for them any more due to this recommendation. By availing this advances they were able to manage the Medical Expenses and by availing this advance only they were able to bye Air or Train Tickets to go on LTC.

Without these advances, the Group C and B employees cannot imagine availing of LTC to visit some places in India with their family.

The Central Government should not accept the proposal of Abolishing these advances.


Government mulls proposal to raise maternity leave to 26 weeks

Government is considering a proposal to increase the maternity leave for working women from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks. The proposal also talks of providing 12 weeks of maternity leave to commissioning mothers -- who use surrogates to bear a child -- as well as for working women adopting a baby. 

Labour ministry held a tripartite meeting with trade unions and employers for discussing the draft amendment bill to extend maternity leave benefits to natural, commissioning and adopting mothers. As per Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, a working woman, at present, is entitled to 12 weeks of maternity leave out of which six weeks are before the expected date of delivery. Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi had proposed increasing maternity leave 28 weeks and has held discussions with the labour minister on the issue. 

"In the meeting, it was unanimously decided that maternity leave for natural mothers should be extended from the existing 12 to 26 weeks," said a labour ministry official. The issue before the government is a complex one. While WCD ministry believes that extending leave for expecting mothers will directly benefit the new born child and positively impact nutritional levels, there are apprehensions that such long duration of leave might make a woman employee unemployable. 

"It is no secret that the company will have to pay for 26 weeks of absence of a woman employee. This may work against a woman employee and be a deterrent for companies in hiring women. The government needs to weigh in the pros and cons before it takes a considered decision,'' a senior official said. 

Another issue put by the unions was that of creches. "It was almost unanimous that there will be creches. The proposal was that firms with 30 women employees or with total of 50 employees will have creches. Also there can be option of a group of firms together opening a creche," RSS-affiliate BMS Zonal Organisation Secretary Pawan Singh said. 

"The proposal also included the point that mothers who bring their child to the creche will get 15 minutes of special leave before and after the lunch hour to take care of the child, he added. The government has closed the tripartite discussions on both the issues -- maternity leave and compensation -- and will move a note for inter-ministerial consultations. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015




Monday, November 23, 2015

Easy steps to Calculate your Basic Pension in 7th Pay Commission

We here illustrate the method through easy 5 Steps to calculate your Basic Pension in  7th CPC  Recommendation

Easy steps to Calculate your Basic Pension in 7th Pay Commission 
There are Two options have been given to Pensioners
First They have to calculate the Two options and  whichever is benefit for them They can select higher amount as their Pension
Option No.1 .  The existing Pension may be Multiplied by 2.57
Option No.2 . The Pay Scale  on their retirement and Number of increments they earned  to be taken for calculation
In that Case they should know their Pay Scale and Basic Pay drawn on the date of their Retirement and number increments they earned
By referring the Corresponding Pay scale in successive Pay Commission, they should identify their Sixth pay commission Pay band. If they Know their corresponding Pay Band in sixth Pay commission then it will be easy for them to arrive their Basic Pension to be fixed in VII pay commission.
After calculating the Basic Pension from the above two options, they can choose whichever is beneficial for them

Calculation for arriving your 7th CPC Basic Pension is described below through 5 Easy Steps

 Assume You retired at last pay drawn of ₹4,000 on 31 January, 1989 under the IV CPC regime, having drawn 9 increments in the pay scale of ₹3000-100-3500-125-4500:
              Your Basic Pension as revised in VI CPC = 12,543
Calculation Option -I
Multiply your Your Basic Pension with 2.57
                    Basic Pension (VI CPC)   x   2.57
= 12543 x 2.57 = 32235.70 ( Paisa to be rounded off rupee)
Your basic Pension As per VII CPC = Rs.32236
Calculation Option-II
–    Identify your corresponding Pay Level in Pay Matrix
–    For that you should know your Pay Band in VI pay commission
[The Pay scale details will be informed you by Concerned Pension Paying Authorities when ever your basic Pension was revised as per the successive Pay commission Recommendation ]
for example for this pay scale of ₹3000-100-3500-125-4500,  the corresponding  Pay Scale  and   pay band for Fifth and Sixth CPC respectively is given below
In IV Pay Commission Your Pay Scale is 3000-100-3500-125-4500
In V pay Commission Your Pay scale is 10000-325-15200
In Sixth Pay Commission Your Pay Band is 15600-39100 – Grade Pay is 6000
         In Seventh Pay commission your Pay Matrix Level is 11
Step -III
Minimum Pay at this level -11 is Rs. 67700
Total increment earned on your initial pay on the date of Retirement is 9
So Count nine cells from the cell assigned as Minimum Pay in that Level 11
your index number in that Particular Pay matrix Level 11 = 10
The figure in Level 11 and Index 10 = 88400
             50% of this Pay will be fixed as your Basic Pension
Hence your Basic Pension will be fixed at Rs.44200/-
Step- IV
Choose whichever is higher to fix your Basic Pension
Basic Pension in Option -1 = 32236
Basic Pension in Option -2 = 44200
You can select option 2 as the fixation for Basic Pension in 7th Pay commission
Your basic Pension in 7th Pay commission = 44200/-
Note : 1.
Those who are retired in Sixth Pay commission regime would be aware of their increment and Pay Band details. It will be easy for them to calculate their Basic pension in VII Pay Commission using this matrix.
For other it will be very difficult to find out their Pay scale and quantum of increment details as of now. Also It will take little time for Concerned Department to verify the Pensioners record to ascertain the number of increments earned in the retiring level
Note -II
So 7th pay commission recommended that in the first instance the revised pension may be calculated using Calculation Option -I and the same may be paid as an interim measure
[ Your Present Basic Pension to be Multiplied by 2.57 = Rs .32236 ]
So Rs.32236 will be paid as Basic Pension as Interim Measure
After Checking the records of concerned individuals As per calculation Option -II
Then Rs.44200 will pe Paid as your Basic Pension
Subsequently the difference of higher amount also will be Paid as Arrears
Courtesy :


After the release of 7th CPC notification, there has been some confusion on the air about the multiplier percentage (%) which should be used to calculate the revised basic pay.
We have gone through the report and believe the confusion is created because of the below matrix (Table 4: Rationalisation Applied in the Present Pay Structure) which is displayed in the page no 73 of the report, where it shows different multiplying factor for different Pay Band and Grade Pay.
However, in Page 77 (5.1.28 – Pay Fixation in the New Pay Structure) the commission wants every employee to multiply his/her basic pay with a factor of 2.57 and match the nearest highest value corresponding to their Pay Brand and Grade Pay.
Also, refer (5.1.29) in Page 77, it gives below the calculation method and also how employees should apply the new pay structure
We believe the multiplying factor is 2.57 for the existing employee is because of the example which is also used in the report, do refer the page no: 78, Example I.
After applying the multiplication factor of 2.57, the output value should be referred in the fitment matrix as elaborated in the example
In other examples which are illustrated in the report also highlight the usage of 2.57 as multiplying factor for the current employees.
If you look at the Example II, they have referred to any Employee “T” in GP “4200” and used the multiplying factor as 2.57, however if we were supposed to use the Table 4 (Table 4: Rationalisation Applied in the Present Pay Structure) then the multiplication factor should have 2.62 which is not been applied and hence we believe the multiple factor is 2.57.

With the above example and the content we believe that multiplying factor for the existing employee should be 2.57 and our calculator is been built on this basis.

Trade unions furious over 7th Pay Commission report recommendations: Top 10 reasons why

While the 7th Pay Commission report recommendations have been a source of joy for hundreds of thousands of government employees, for the national trade unions linked to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left, the hike has not been high enough and they have not kept quiet about it.

Trade unions have protested vehemently against the 7th Pay Commission and are looking for redressal of their grievances and contemplating action. They have also looked at strong industrial action to indicate their unhappiness and will be indicating soon what their future course of action can be. Here are the top 10 reasons why, they say, they are angry with the Seventh Pay panel report:

1. Proposed 7th Pay Commission hike is lowest in many decades and not in sync with inflation - least hike (proposed) in the last 30 years. Considering the inflation, it is unsatisfactory.

2. 7th Pay Commission has recommended a 16 per cent hike in net pay against projected 23.55 per cent.

3. There is a huge gap in maximum and minimum pay in the 7th Pay Commission report recommendations.

4. The gratuity ceiling recommended by 7th Pay Commission has been raised from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, the benefit of this will go to senior officials only.

5. 7th Pay Commission report has ignored sharp increase in prices justifying substantial upward revision in HRA and other allowances. Instead the commission has reduced rates of HRA from 30 per cent to 24 per cent of the basic pay in A Class cities and corresponding decrease in other cities which is a retrograde recommendation.

6. Doubts about the way the 7th Pay Commission has calculated the figures. For example, they calculated House Rent Allowance (HRA) at 3 per cent against the mandated 7 per cent.

7. As per commodity prices on Agriculture Ministry's website and on the basis of Labour Bureau data, the Basic Pay comes at Rs 11,341 while 7th Pay Commission calculation shows it at Rs 9,218. There is a lot of gap.

8. There is no clarity in the 7th Pay Commission report on the pay revision for lakhs of contract workers in government ministries as well as 3 lakh Grameen Dak Sewaks.

9. 7th Pay Commission is the only commission, which has reduced the allowances and due to which the growth in net income is only 14.28 per cent. (PTI).

10. 7th Pay Commission report is totally disappointing and beats logic. Employees and workers will meet on November 27 to protest against the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and discuss the issue.

NOTE: The 900-page report of the 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur was presented to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with a recommendation that the new scales be implemented from January 1, 2016. The panel recommended a 14.27 per cent increase in basic pay, the lowest in 70 years. The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike, which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.