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  • Thursday, 14 December 2017

    WIDOW FAMILY PENSION CASE TAKEN UP BY JOVWAINDIA

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    Status as on 15 Dec 2017
    Registration Number:PMOPG/E/2017/0630263
    Name Of Complainant:AYISHUMMA B
    Date of Receipt:15 Dec 2017
    Received by:Prime Ministers Office
    Officer name:Shri Ambuj Sharma
    Officer Designation:Under Secretary (Public)
    Contact Address:Public Wing


    5th Floor, Rail Bhawan


    New Delhi110011
    Contact Number:011-23386447
    e-mail:ambuj.sharma38@nic.in
    Grievance Description:Respected Sir, Sub: Non-payment of my monthly family pension w.e.f April 2012. I am the wife of an NC (E) of the following Particulars- SERVICE NO.819623 RANK- NC(E) NAME. KHALID M QUALIFYING SERVICE- YEARS Date of joining- J989 Date of Death while in service -06/04/1999 Date of Birth -25/11/1972 SERVICE-AIR FORCE PPO NO- 08/14/B/F/P 202/2000 BANK A/C No-995320300001454 Disbursing Bank Branch-SYNDICATE BANK AMINI ISLAND LAKSHADWEEP CPPC Address- SYNDICATE BANK, MANIPAL, KARNATAKA Name of Pension Sanctioning Authority- Jt/CDA (AF) New Delhi. Respected Sir, I am the widow of the above mentioned NC(E) .I was receiving my family pension from Syndicate Bank Amini, Lakhshadweep with effect from . 07/04/1999 on wards. My above family pension was stopped w.e.f.April 2012 inwards for the reason not known to me, When enquired with authorities I was informed that the pension was stopped due to Non-Submission of Life Certificate with the Disbursing Bank. In this connection I wish to reiterate that I have submitted my life certificate in time again submitted on request of the Bank for a second time. As you are aware that a widow of my nature who is living in the remote island of our country is not reachable to the authorities. My pension has been with held so far causing much hard ship to me my children Hence I kindly request you to take up this matter with the concerned authorities to resume my monthly family pension along with arrears for the previous period. . Yours faithfully, AYISHUMMA B
    Current Status:RECEIVED THE GRIEVANCE


    Tuesday, 12 December 2017

    The Sixth Central Pay Commission had recommended the implementation of the ‘Modified Assured Career Progression’ Scheme (MACP) providing for the grant of three financial upgradations of pay at the gap of 8, 16 and 24 years of service in case of stagnation.
     Unlike other pay related modalities which were implemented with effect from 01 January 2006, the MACP was implemented with effect from 01 September 2008, thereby not including in its scope the personnel who were released from service between the two dates.
     The Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) had however ruled that the pay commission had granted all pay and pension related benefits from January 2006 and the prospective implementation was only effectuated for ‘allowances’ and hence the MACP was also to be implemented from January 2006 since it pertained to upgradation of pay. While ordering so, the AFT had followed the decision of the Punjab & Haryana High Court which had earlier ruled upon the implementation of improved pay-scales of defence personnel from 1996 rather than 1997 in an anomaly emanating out of the Fifth Pay Commission.
     The decision of the AFT was challenged by the Government in the Supreme Court but the Apex Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Union of India thereby upholding the grant of MACP from 01 January 2006 rather than 01 September 2009. This will affect the pay and pensionary benefits of those personnel who retired during the said period. 
    Courtesy: Maj Navdeep Singh

    Sunday, 10 December 2017

    RTI REQUEST REGARDING HON. NB. SUB. CIRCULAR CLARIFICATION

    Online RTI Request Form Details

    RTI Request Details :-
      
    RTI Request Registration number DEXSW/R/2017/50691
    Public Authority Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
      
    Personal Details of RTI Applicant:-
    Name MBC MENON GEN SECRETARY
    Gender Male
    Address JCO/OR VETERANS WELFARE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA , AC/149A SHALIMAR BAGH, NEW DELHI
    Pincode 110088
    Country India
    State Delhi
    StatusUrban
    Educational Status Literate
     Above Graduate
    Phone Number Details not provided
    Mobile Number +91-9446718293
    Email-ID jovwaindia[at]gmail[dot]com
    Request Details :-
    Citizenship Indian
    Is the Requester Below Poverty Line ? No
    (Description of Information sought (upto 500 characters)
    Description of Information Sought
    Granting of Hon.Nb Sub. Pension to Havildar granted the Rank of Hon. Nb. Sub.
    In spite of our repeated letters to you regarding the applicability of Benefits under DESW Circular, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare D (Pension/Legal) dated 30/10/2017 to all affected including Non- petitioners, you have kept your reply in prolonged abeyance.
    Hence we are aggrieved by your silence on the subject & left with no option than to go for an RTI request as under.
    REQUEST UNDER RTI ACT
    Dear Sir ,
    The copy of the following documents may please be furnished to us

    1) Copy of file noting that has restricted benefits under your circular, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare D (Pension/Legal) dated 30/10/2017only to petitioners.
    2) Copy of file noting that has favored benefits under your circular, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare D (Pension/Legal) dated 30/10/2017 to all affected including petitioners & Non petitioners.
    3) Any other files noting which has specifically excluded the Non-Petitioners from the scope of the above circular.
    Yours faithfully,
    MBC MENON
    Gen Secretary
    JCO/OR VETERANS WELFARE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA.
    Concerned CPIO Nodal Officer
    Supporting document (only pdf upto 1 MB) Supporting document not provided

    Saturday, 9 December 2017

    Pre Budget Consultation – Trade unions view point on issues to be considered for framing budget for the year 2018-19
    The Finance Minister held Pre Budget 2018 discussion with the representatives of central trade unions on 5th December 2018. Representatives of all the central trade unions attended the meeting. CITU was represented by its president Hemalata.
    The meeting, as every year, appeared to be not more than a ritual. The ‘consultative meeting’ with the 12 trade unions that were called, lasted for around 1 hour. The trade union representatives were requested to give their opinions in 3-4 minutes. The trade unions were asked to express their concerns and suggestions related to the union budget within this time frame.

    Ten central trade unions jointly presented their views in a note to the Finance Minister. In her intervention Hemalata reiterated that pre budget consultation with trade unions should not be treated as a mere ritual; the views of the trade unions representing the workers who produce the wealth should be given due place in the budget proposals.
    She also demanded that the Group of Ministers constituted under the chairmanship of the Finance Minister in 2015 to discuss the demands raised by the trade unions should continue discussions with them and resolve their demands. Instead of focussing on improving ‘ease of doing business’ to benefit the corporates, the government should focus on improving India’s position in ‘Global hunger index’ and closing down the ‘gender gap’ This should be done by increasing allocations for social sector including health and education, to the ICDS, National Health Mission, Midday Meal Programme etc that serve the poor, particularly women and children. ILC recommendations on recognising ‘scheme workers’ as ‘workers’, paying minimum wages to them etc should be implemented.
    She also emphasised the point that the government should increase spending on social sectors like education and health and mobilise resources for this by taxing the rich who can pay. It should focus on employment generation increasing public expenditure on infrastructure. All vacant posts in various government departments including railways etc should be filled up by fresh recruitment. MGNREGA should be implemented in all rural areas and extended to urban areas.
    INTUC            AITUC         HMS                    CITU            AIUTUC
    TUCC           SEWA               AICCTU                 UTUC                LPF
    Dated 05.12.2017
    The Hon’ble Minister of Finance
    Government of India
    North Block,
    New Delhi, 110 001
    Sub:   Trade unions view point on issues to be considered for framing budget for the year 2018-19 
    Sir,
    To start with, we urge you to take the views presented jointly by the trade unions and incorporate them in the budget proposals so that this meeting would be meaningful. We request you not to convert this meeting into a mere a ritual.
    Please recall that the Group of Ministers headed by you had an inconclusive discussion with the trade unions on the 12 point charter of demands of the working people of the country, in August 2015. The GoM did not resume the discussions despite requests from the central trade unions. The discussion the Labour Minister held with the central trade unions on 7th November 2017 did not yield any results.
    Hence, we feel compelled to reiterate our demands again and present our views as follows:
    • Increase budgetary allocations for social sector: The government should increase allocations on social sector and basic essential services like health, education, food security etc in the Union Budget. The necessary financial resources should be raised internally by taxing the rich who have the capacity to pay.
    • Effective measures against deliberate tax and loan repayment defaults: Effective and firm measures should be taken against deliberate tax default by the big business and corporate lobby to curtail the huge accumulation of unpaid taxes, which have been continuously increasing. Further, wilful default should be made a criminal offence, the list of wilful defaulters should be made public and stringent measures such as fast track Debt Recovery Tribunals should be implemented.
    • Minimum wage: Minimum wage fixed on the basis of the recommendations of the 15th Indian Labour Conference and the Supreme Court judgment in Raptakos & Brett case and linked to Consumer Price Index, should be guaranteed to all workers. The 7th Pay Commission has worked this to be Rs 18000 per month, which the government has accepted. Hence, the minimum wage should not be less than Rs 18000 per month, which has been the common demand of all the central trade unions. Need based minimum wage should be considered as an essential part of social security.
    • Resolve demands of the Government employees regarding 7th Pay Commission: All the pending demands of the Government employees in centre and states in regard to 7th pay commission be resolved within time frame including arrears of allowances with effect from 01.01.2016.  The autonomous bodies be included into for all the benefits of the 7th pay commission.
    • Price rise: The prices of essential commodities, particularly of food items have been spiralling making it impossible for the workers and other toiling people to meet their basic daily needs. Speculative forward trading and hoarding are major factors contributing to the price rise. The government should ban speculative forward trading in essential commodities, take strong measures to curtail hoarding and strengthen Public Distribution System, making it universal. Stop the system of cash transfer to beneficiaries’ accounts in lieu of PDS
    • Stop disinvestment and strategic sale of public sector units: The public sector has to be strengthened and expanded. Budgetary support should be provided for the revival of potentially viable sick public sector units. Strategic sale of the profit making PSUs, which is being resorted to at present should be stopped. The amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act, which pave the way for privatisation of the state – owned public transport system should be withdrawn.
    • Employment generation: Employment generation has nosedived in the recent period. Massive public investment in infrastructure, social sectors and agriculture would generate employment. The union budget should give priority and allocate the necessary funds for this. All vacant sanctioned posts in the different government departments, PSUs and autonomous institutions should be filled up through fresh recruitment. The ban on creation of new posts should be lifted. The practice of surrendering/ abolition of posts should be done away with.
    • Prevent dumping: The increasing import of industrial commodities including capital goods should be contained and regulated to prevent dumping. Protect and promote domestic industries. This will also help in preventing job losses
    • Extend MGNREGA: Expenditure on MGNREGA should be increased to cover all rural areas. Ensure immediate payment of wages to workers employed under MGNREGA. It should be amended to include the urban areas as well. The unanimous recommendation of 43rd ILC to extend the scheme to urban areas, guarantee employment for a minimum of 200 days with statutory minimum wage, should be implemented.
    • Contract and casual workers: No contract/casual workers should be deployed on jobs of perennial nature. The contract and casual workers doing the same and similar work as the permanent workers should be paid the same wages and benefits as paid to regular workers as directed by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in 2016.
    • FDI: The CTUs have been repeatedly demanding that FDI should not be allowed in crucial sectors like defence production, railways, financial sector, retail trade etc. But the government has persisted with this policy. Corporates with large NPAs are allowed to invest in sensitive sectors like defence. We reiterate the demands that FDI should not be allowed in the crucial sectors.
    • Defence: Privatisation of the defence sector should be stopped. The order outsourcing of the 143 items of the total 273 produced by the public sector ordinance factories should be withdrawn.
    • Scheme workers: Regularise the workforce employed in the various schemes of government of India including the ICDS, NHM, Midday Meal Programme, National Child Labour Project, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan etc. Till this is done, at least immediately implement the recommendation of the 45th ILC that these scheme workers should be recognised as ‘workers’, they should be paid minimum wages and provided social security benefits including pension. Increase budgetary allocations to these schemes and stop privatisation of these schemes in any form.
    • Domestic workers: The government should ratify the ILO Convention 189 and enact a central law and create support system for domestic workers.
    • Unorganised workers: Create a National Fund for Unorganised Workers to provide social security for all unorganised workers including contract, casual, migrant workers etc. Direct all state governments to frame rules under the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act and allocate funds for developing street vending as livelihood model. Management of cess under the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, Beedi Workers Welfare Board etc. should be made the responsibility of Ministry of Finance, which should ensure its proper collection, stoppage of evasion and utilisation.
    • Labour law reforms: Stop labour law amendments that curtail the basic and trade union rights of workers and provide unhindered ‘hire and fire’ facilities to the employers. The Code on Wages Bill, at present before the Standing Committee on Labour and on the draft Code on Industrial Relations Bill should be finalised on the basis of the opinions of the central trade unions expressed unanimously. No labour law amendment should be undertaken without the consent of the trade unions and workers who are the main stakeholders and the most affected.
    • EPF: The threshold limit for EPF scheme should be brought down to 10. Government and employers’ contribution should be increased to provide a minimum pension of Rs 3000 per month and make it sustainable. Stop investing EPF funds in share market. The Supreme Court has given a judgment and order for higher payment of pension under EPS – 95. This option should be made available for all workers covered under the said scheme.
    • Pension for all: Pension should be construed as deferred wage and all workers who are not covered by any pension scheme should be ensured a pension not less than Rs 3,000/- per month.
    • New Pension scheme: NPS should be withdrawn. All central and state government employees recruited on or after 1.1.2004 should be covered under the Old Pension Scheme.
    • Gratuity: Gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act should be raised to Rs 20 lakhs and 30 days wages instead of 15 days per completed year of service.
    • ADHAR: Government should not rush making ADHAR linking compulsory
    • Closed and sick factories: Ensure that workers of closed factories get their dues within a fixed time limit. Sudden winding up of the BIFR has left many stakeholders without a remedy. Rules for carrying out the provisions of the Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Repeal Act, 2003, should be framed immediately to facilitate them.
    • Income tax exemption: The ceiling for income tax for salaried persons and pensioners should be raised to Rs 5 lakh per year. Income Tax ceiling for senior citizens should be raised to Rs.8 lakhs. All perks and fringe benefits like housing, medical and educations facilities and running allowances in railways should be exempted from income tax net totally.
    • Political funding: Recently the government removed the limit on the amount companies can donate to political parties and the need to name the political party receiving the funds. This is far from the transparency promised in public life. The earlier regime should be restored.
    • Railways: Adequate financial resources should be allotted to the railways to ensure more effective, accessible and affordable transport to the common people, particularly the poor. The capabilities of public sector production units should be utilised fully, further developed and strengthened. No measure should be taken to privatise the railways. The measures to hand over the railway stations across the country to private players should be immediately stopped. Any property of railways should not be handed over to private sector through lease or sale.  The decision to allow 100% FDI in railways should be withdrawn. The pending expansion, track renewal, signals up gradation projects should be completed at the earliest. Adequate financial resources should be allocated to improve safety systems and ensure safe rail travel for the people. All the vacancies in the railways should be filled up. The long pending demands of the railway employees like enhancement of ceiling in respect of running allowance for tax exemption, housing scheme etc should be addressed positively.
    To conclude:
    We reiterate our strong opposition to the anti worker measures being undertaken by the government on the pretext of improving the ‘ease of doing business’, to benefit the employers, particularly the big corporates, domestic and foreign.
    We once again urge upon the government to take concrete measures to resolve the 12 point charter of demands of the working people, being repeatedly raised by the central trade unions, as well as the pressing issues listed above.
    We regret that none of the suggestions of the central trade unions, made in the earlier pre budget meetings were incorporated in the previous budgets. We hope that this would not be repeated yet again and the points raised by us will be given positive consideration while framing budget 2018-19.
    With regards,
                                                    Yours sincerely
    INTUC                   AITUC           HMS             CITU                  AIUTUC
    TUCC              SEWA                AICCTU              UTUC                 LPF
    Source : Confederation
    S.No.
      LIST OF CONTENTS
    1.
    Part – I : Pay
    Officers
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    Pay Matrix : MNS Officers
    6.
    Fixation of Pay in the Revised Pay Structure
    7.
    Increment in Revised Pay Structure
    8.
    Pay Fixation on Promotion After 1st Day of Jan 2016
    9.
    Stipend of Gentlemen or Lady Cadets Under Training
    10.
    Military Service Pay
    11.
    Pay of Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) / Other Ranks (OR) Undergoing Pre- Commissioning Training in Service Training Institutions
    12.
    Pay Fixation of Re-Employed Officers
    JCOs /OR
    13.
    Level of Ranks : JCOs/OR
    14.
    Pay Matrix JCOs/OR
    15.
    Military Service Pay
    16.
    Initial Pay Fixation
    17.
    Pay Fixation Honorary Lieutenants and Captains
    18.
    Annual Increment
    19.
    Annual Increment in Revised Pay Structure
    20.
    Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP)
    Part – II : Allowances
    21.
    Yardstick for Allowances
    Education Related
    22.
    Children Education Allowance (CEA)
    23.
    Education Concessions to Children of Personnel Missing/Disabled/ Killed In Action
    24.
    Language Allowance
    25.
    Language Award
    26.
    Qualification Allowance
    27.
    Higher Qualification Incentive (HQI)
    Uniform Related
    28.
    Dress Allowance
    Transport Related
    29.
    Transport Allowance
    30.
    Conveyance Allowance
    Risk and Hardship Related
    31.
    Risk and Hardship Matrix & Rates of Major Allowances
    32.
    Concurrent Admissibility of Allowances
    Accommodation Related
    33.
    House Rent Allowance & Rates of House Rent Allowance
    TA/DA Entitlements
    34.
    Travel Entitlement within the Country
    35.
    International Travel Entitlement by Air
    36.
    Entitlement for Journeys by Sea or by River Steamer
    37.
    Entitlement for Travel Between the Mainland and the Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Groups of Islands by Ships Operated by the Shipping Corporation of India Limited
    38.
    Mileage Allowance for journeys by road at places where no specific rates have been prescribed either by the Director of Transport of the concerned state or of the neighbouring states
    39.
    Mileage Allowance for journeys by road at places where specific rates have been prescribed
    40.
    Daily Allowances on Tour
    41.
    Timing Restrictions for Food Bills
    42.
    Entitlement for Journeys on Permanent Duty
    43.
    TA Entitlements of Retiring Def Pers
    Misc Allowances
    44.
    Diving Allowance
    45.
    Dip Money
    46.
    Diving Attendant Allowance
    47.
    Hard Area Allowance
    48.
    Island Special Duty Allowance
    49.
    Funeral Expense
    50.
    Tough Location Allowance
    51.
    Specialist Allowance
    52.
    Deputation (Duty) Allce
    53.
    Test Pilot and Flt Test Engineer Allowance (For Officers Only)
    54.
    Extra Work Allowance
    55.
    Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) (For JCOs/OR Only)
    56.
    Rum Allowance (for JCOs/OR only)
    57.
    Additional Post Allowance
    58.
    Classification Allowance
    59.
    Good Service/Good Conduct/Badge Allowance
    60.
    Gallantry Awards
    61.
    Training Allowance
    62.
    Other Allowances
    Part III : Pension and Related Benefits
    63.
    Reckonable Emoluments
    64.
    Pension Fixation
    Gratuity
    65.
    Gratuity : All Types
    66.
    Retiring/Service Pension
    67.
    Minimum Pension
    68.
    Commutation of Pension
    Family Pension
    69.
    Category of Dependents
    70.
    Enhanced Family Pension
    Disability Pension
    Disability Element of Disability Pension
    War Injury Element of War Injury Pension
    Constant Attendance Allowance
    Ex-Gratia Lump Sum Compensation to Next of Kin of the Deceased Defence Forces Personnel
    Ex-Gratia Lump Sum Compensation in Cases of Invalidment
    Broad-Banding of Percentage of Disability / War Injury on Discharge
    Ex-Gratia Award to Cadet (Direct)
    Pensionary Benefits : Death in Attributable/ Aggravated Cases
    71.
    Special Family Pension (SFP)
    72.
    Liberalised Family Pension (LFP)
    73.
    Pension Protection
    Ceiling in Case of Two Pensions
    Old Age Pension
    Procedure for Sanction of Revised Pension to those who have already Retired Misc Instructions
    For Pre 01.01.2016 Pensioners
    For Post 01.01.2016 Pensioners
    Part IV : Terms & Conditions of Service
    74.
    House Building Advance
    75.
    Personal Computer Advance
    76.
    Qualifying Service – Colonel
    77.
    Maternity Leave
    78.
    Paternity Leave
    79.
    Hospitalisation/Sick Leave in Case of Officers
    Summary of Allowances
    80.
    Summary of Allowances