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Assam Cabinet clears revised scales to college teachers

June 9, 2010 Leave a comment
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Assam Cabinet clears revised scales to college teachers

June 9, 2010 Leave a comment

   The State Cabinet today decided to offer revised pay scales to the teachers of the medical colleges, Assam Agricultural University, Regional Dental College, Ayurvedic College, nursing colleges and pharmaceutical institutes.

   Official sources said that the Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, decided that the teachers of those institutes would get the revised University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Institutes (AICTE) pay scales with effect from January 1, 2006.

   Sources said that the Government would incur an additional expenditure of Rs 275 crore for arrear payment per annum for the revision of the pay scales.

   The State Cabinet also decided to pay non-practicing allowance to the doctors of the medical colleges of the state who do not practice outside at the rate of 25 percent of their salary.

Source : Assam Tribune.

You may be interested to look the reivsed UGC/AICTE notification from Govt.
of Assam Dated 11.05.2010.

Click here to view the notification.

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Mizoram’s pay commission submits reports

June 6, 2010 Leave a comment
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Mizoram’s pay commission submits reports

June 6, 2010 Leave a comment
Report came late about Mizoram.

   The Mizoram state Cabinet sub-committee on 6th payrecommendations submitted its report to Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.

   The pay panel headed by Personal and Administrative Reforms Minister H Liansailova proposed on January 1, 2010 as the effective date, against the Fitment Committee’s earlier proposal of January 1, 2006, without arrears.

   Liansailova said the reports had been prepared in line with implementation of the sixth pay recommendations in states like Punjab, Haryana, Orissa, Meghalaya, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh and taking into consideration the proposals and grievances of as many as 84 service associations under the
Mizoram government.

   The sub-committee recommendations have excluded contractual and muster-roll employees, pensioners and employees of colleges and of law and judicial department.

  While pointing out that certain privileges have been shown to Grade IV workers, who have no scope for promotion, the committee chairman made it clear that arrears would not be paid.

   ‘’Since the Government employees are the real stakeholders of theGovernment, who are aware of the Government’s financial health, they are expected not to insist on getting arrears,’’ Liansailova was quoted as saying by the official source. The Cabinet sub-committee was constituted on 12 January 2010, after the fitment committee’s recommendations were not agreeable to certain groups of government employees. It had visited a number of states to study their pay structures.

   Liansailova said the 6th Pay Commission recommendations would be implemented on the basis of availability of fund. ‘’The Government will have to sacrifice a large amount of plan and non plan fund for payment of arrear and the enhanced pay as the Centre cannot be expected to give additional grant for meeting the expenses on implementation of the 6th Pay Commission Report,’’ he added.

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Higher retirement age, variable pay for public sector bank employees on cards

June 4, 2010 Leave a comment
   Employees of public sector banks (PSBs) could soon get incentives like their private sector counterparts to perform better and acquire new skill sets. A government committee has recommended 15-20% variable component in their salary package, along with the removal of the existing upper limit for their remuneration. It has also pitched for a hike in retirement age to 62 years from the current 60, sources in the committee told FE. The committee, set up by the finance ministry, is expected to submit its report next week.

   Significantly, if the committee’s recommendations are accepted, each bank would be free to fix its salary structure based on its financial strength and also reward the highly-skilled with out-of-turn promotions.

   The proposals are aimed at infusing a greater degree of professionalism in India’s banking industry, which is on the cusp of a makeover with the slow and steady globalisation of the financial sector.

   India’s 27 PSBs have a combined manpower strength of 7 lakh. But the industry — which accounts for 70% of the banking business in the country — is experiencing a shortage of talent in high-end areas like risk management and treasury operations. Over 58% of middle-level managers in PSBs will retire in a couple of years.

   The panel, headed by Bank of Baroda’s former chairman AK Khandelwal, has recommended that each public sector banks be allowed to settle salaries for its employees in line with their specific skill sets and the bank’s overall performance.

   This will be an added incentive for existing employees to constantly upgrade their knowledge levels and skill-sets.

   Set up last year, other members of the panel are MV Nair, CMD of Union Bank of India, Deepak B Phatak of IIT-Mumbai and TV Rao of IIM-Ahmedabad . When contacted, Nair, who is also chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), told FE that “the report to be presented next week would have measures
needed to revamp recruitment processes, career and succession planning and training.”

   PSBs follow an industry-wide wage settlement brokered by IBA once in five years, which will be scrapped if the recommendations are accepted. It may be recalled that an earlier attempt by IDBI Bank to fix the wage structure of its own employees had to be shelved due to opposition from employee unions.

   Following the Sixth Pay Commission award for central government employees, bank employees were given a 17.5% salary hike late last year, as per a deal struck between IBA and employees’ unions. The service range of PSBs is becoming bigger and more complex, and there is a need for employees with specific skills, Nair said. “Many PSBs are not able to recruit and retain skilled people in key functional areas like risk management and treasury operations,” said another member of the panel who requested anonymity. The current salary structure is not attractive enough to stem attrition. The committee feels that promotions in highly-specialised areas should be in line with expertise rather than seniority.

Higher retirement age, variable pay for public sector bank employees on cards

June 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Madhya Pradesh Govt. employees demand pay hike as per sixth pay commission. Bank Officers to get adhoc arrear soon.

June 3, 2010 Leave a comment
Employees of the Madhya Pradesh Government staged a demonstration on Wednesday to demand implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission report.

The protestors also demanded for raising the maximum age for etirement of government employees to 62 years and make services f daily wagers permanent

Veerendra Khongal, one of the protestors said that if the Chief Minister can raise his party members’ salaries upto Rs.75,000, does he ever think of general employees who are compelled to survive on Rs.2,500 to 3,000.

Source : ANI

Protestors claimed that the pensioners were not getting Dearness Allowance making it difficult for them to survive.

” There is discrimination in the payments of the 500,000 emloyees under Madhya Pradesh Govt.. They are not getting paid according to the Sixth Pay Commission. There are 275,000 pensioners who are not getting any dearness allowances,” said another protestor.

The protestors claimed that the State government promised them help in every possible manner but did not keep its promises.

“The government has not done anything for us. They just lied to us. They only took votes from us but when the question of money came, they said they do not have money. I have not seen so much corruption in my entire life. It seems the CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan has given his ministers full freedom of what they want to do,” said Rajendra Tiwari, another protestor.

Bank Officers to get adhoc arrear soon.

It is learnt from sources that proposal for adhoc payment of arrears to BankOfficers as per the agreed note dated 27.04.2010 has been cleared by the Finance Ministry. After official confirmation, IBA will convey this to Banks for early implementation.

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Madhya Pradesh Govt. employees demand pay hike as per sixth pay commission. Bank Officers to get adhoc arrear soon.

June 3, 2010 Leave a comment
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Indignity of a Strike.. The prolonged 214-day strike by state government employees demanding the implementation of the exact clauses of the 6th CPC……

May 21, 2010 Leave a comment
   The prolonged 214-day strike by state government employees demanding the implementation of the exact clauses of the 6th Pay Commission recommendation with retrospective effect from January 2006 as in the case of Central government employees has thankfully for everybody else in the state, concluded. It is perfectly legitimate for the state government employees to want salaries and benefits at a par with their Central government counterparts, but they did not seem to realise that this is not a guarantee. The 6th Pay Commission looked into matters of a hike in Central government employees only and it was up to the individual state governments to also hike the salaries of their employees in identical manner or else in modified versions.

   The report of the 13th Finance Commission on whose awards revenue-poor states like Manipur solely depend to foot their own salary bills, clearly mentioned that while it would include provisions for a hike in salaries in the pattern of the 6th Pay Commission recommendations, the question of paying arrears would be solely the prerogative of the individual state government depending on their own means and resources.

    In other words, the award did not include funds for payment of arrears from January 2006,
which for Manipur was estimated to have come to about Rs. 200 crore. It is  true some north eastern states like Arunachal Pradesh decided to adopt the  6th Pay Commission recommendations verbatim, and also to pay arrears from  January 2006 to the last rupee by borrowing Rs. 300 crore, but it is another  matter if this is a prudent decision. By contrast, according to media  reports, the Meghalaya government prepared its own Pay Commission  recommendations using the pattern set by the Central Pay commission, but
after making adjustments that fitted with the needs and means of the state. This is also why the state employees would now be paid as per the  recommendations of the 4th State Pay Commission. We are of the opinion that  in future, it would be more appropriate for the Manipur government to follow  this latter approach. It must know what is in hand and learn to spend within  its means.

    This process of drawing up a balance sheet to decide what is  within the state’s means and what is not, must be made transparent, and once  this transparency is ensured, the employees must understand what should be  their reasonable entitlements. Our sigh of relief at the news of the end of the employees strike for  arrears is on another count. For all the while that the prolonged cease work  strike lasted, the message had seemed to be, government employees would even  opt Manipur to be reverted back to the status of a Union Territory or even a  Part-C state so that they would be Central government employees and thus can  enjoy Central salary equivalents.

    It had seemed qualities like pride and  self esteem, dignity of individual identity, freedom of autonomous  administrative decision making etc were being bargained away. But let  whatever has happened be put away and behind. Let even those accusations  from including the chief minister, Okram Ibobi, which the in summary said  state government employees should be at least half as passionate about the  work they do as they are about the salaries they want, not leave a residue  of bitterness, although there would be very few who would not agree the  message contained in the statement is extremely relevant. The counter  allegation that the government should also end the culture of making fresh  and redundant recruitments just for the sake of the crores of rupees of  bribe money that would be generated, should be paid heed to earnestly.

   The  214 days standoff which resulted in virtually no administration for the  period should teach both the government and its employees to evolve new  cultures in both governance and attitude to work. Let the dies non principle  of no work no pay be further extended to also mean government servants  getting only as much as the worth of the service they put in.

   These are  incidentally almost natural and intuitive principles in practice in the  private sector, so why should they be seen as violation of rights in the  case of government employees who are paid public money. This is to say,  introduce accountability in governance process as well as government service  delivery by introducing penalties for non performers and rewards for  performers, in direct as well as indirect ways.

Indignity of a Strike.. The prolonged 214-day strike by state government employees demanding the implementation of the exact clauses of the 6th CPC……

May 21, 2010 Leave a comment