Monday, 31 August 2015
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that reports of Seventh Pay Commission for central government employees was coming shortly.
“The recommendations of Seventh central Pay Commission for government employees is coming shortly,” Jaitley told ET NOW.
The Seventh Pay Commission, which was set up by the UPA government, was required to submit its report by August-end.
The Seventh Pay Commission was ready to submit its report by the end of September but government gave nod to submit its report till December 31.
The reports of Seventh Central Pay Commission may be implicated from April next year as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that he will get the pay panel reports shortly.
The central government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications.
The revised pay scales will be implemented retrospectively starting 1 January 2016, while recommendations relating to allowances will be implemented prospectively.
The Commission has already completed discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as Defence services and is in the process of finalising its recommendations.
The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission are scheduled to come into effect from January 1, 2016.
The Commission is headed by Justice A K Mathur. Meena Agarwal is secretary of the Commission.
The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006, the fifth from January 1, 1996 and the fourth from January 1, 1986.
APPEAL FOR FUNDS BY PRESIDENT
An Appeal to all comrades of AIACEGEO,
As you all are aware that our cadre which has always been saddled with all kinds of problems on pay and service matters due to indifference and insensitivity of successive administrations have to get these resolved through Court Cases and other avenues. You will also appreciate that it is impossible to conduct the activities of the All India Body in the most desirable manner in the absence of funds. I request you to kindly settle your subscription dues as also to be generous in your donations to the cause of the cadre. Kindly treat this as an essential and urgent appeal.
Sunday, 30 August 2015
Hasmukh Adhia To Take Charge Of Revenue Secy Next Month
New Delhi: Financial Services Secretary Hasmukh Adhia is likely to take charge as Revenue Secretary in the first week of the next month.Where he will replace Shaktikanta Das, a 1980 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer, who has been named as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs.
A 1981 batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, Adhia came to the central government months after Narendra Modi came to power, joining the department of financial services, where he piloted the Jan Dhan Yojana to ensure that each household in the country had at least one bank account.
A gold medalist from IIM, Adhia has keen interest in yoga, backed by a doctoral degree in yoga from Swami Vivekanada Yoga University, Bengaluru.
Adhia will take over as Revenue Secretary, a significant posting considering the very crucial few months left for the department to finalise the contours of the Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) decision and preparatory work on the goods and services tax (GST) gathering steam.
He will now oversee one of the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s pet project GST, take the last few steps to solve the MAT issue and move forward the agenda of modernising the tax administration and making it more friendly.
Adhia has held key positions in the Gujarat administration when Modi was Chief Minister, including Principal Secretary in his office from May 2004 to June 2006.
1. Concerned officers being on the verge of retirement, I am getting regular calls about the fate of the DPC for the post of AC. The most of the queries are about the implementation of reservation in the promotion to the post of AC. Our both categories of officers, reserved as well as general, are calling me regularly in the hope of an early DPC particularly before their retirement as around one year has expired after the last DPC of October, 14. Many of them asking about the fate of the earlier DPC in case of the implementation of the reservation. Reserved as well as general category officers being our members, it is my duty to clear the position to both of the categories as per my knowledge.
i) As far as the issue of reservation is concerned and as per the information gathered, the Hon’ble Parliamentary Committee for SC/ST Welfare has asked the CBEC to implement reservation in the promotions and also hold review DPC for the year 2013-14. As per the news, around 800 officers may face reversion in this case.
ii) As far as the early holding of the DPC is concerned, Association is already trying for an early DPC keeping in view the large scale retirements of the due officers on monthly basis but it will depend how early & correctly the Cadre Controlling Authorities are able to provide the asked information and documents.
2. Friends, promotion of around 2000 officers was not a little thing. Under this big happiness, many officers made celebrations. Some of happy officers initiated the process of increasing the funds of Association but the process was limited to “some” only instead of being spread among all. Again time is coming when 1000+ officers are expected to be promoted. All the officers, already promoted and to be promoted, are requested to be happy & generous to increase the funds of the Association otherwise it is feared that we may be defeated in the legal cases already pending in courts in relation of MACP, parity in promotions, time scale, pay matters etc. Our Superintendents are also requested to be happy & generous to increase the funds of the Association. I am getting regular calls from the individual officers to be party in the legal cases mentioned above but nobody is sending any contribution.
3. All of the concerned units are once again requested to clear their dues and donate maximum funds to the Association for the cause of the cadre.
4. Interested unit may also come forward to convene the AEC meeting.