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Nationalised Bank pay hike from Dec 12 (10th B.P.S) : Process initiates.

July 13, 2011 Leave a comment

IBA likely to ask banks to provide for expected wage hike

   Public sector banks are likely to start building up provisions for next wage revision starting December 2012. The Indian Banks Association has sent this proposal to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seeking the regulator’s approval. 

   The RBI had asked banks to make advance provisions because bank P&Ls show too much volatility at times of wage revisions. CNBC-TV18’s Gopika Gopakumar reports.
Wage revisions in the past have led to a significant impact on public sector banks profitability. It is to avoid this that RBI in its Financial Stability Report said that banks should phase out the provisions due to the liabilities arising out of wage revision.

This will ensure that the burden is not concentrated in the year when the settlement is signed.  Click here to read more….

Source – Paycommission updates

Categories: BANK, PAY HIKE

Grant of Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-3 to Senior Section Engineers (SSE) & Grade Pay of Rs.4800 in PB-2 to Junior Engineers (JE) on Indian Railways – Request for kind intervention

July 3, 2011 Leave a comment

“In pursuit of justice for Rail Engineers since 1965”
(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329 at Delhi. Website

M. Shanmugam, Central President, Harchandan Singh, General Secretary,

# 4, Sixth Street, TVS Nagar, Chennai- 600050. C.Hq. 32, Phase 6, Mohali, Chandigarh-160055.

Mob: 09443140817 (Ph:0172-2228306, 9316131598).

Date: 30.6.2011

1. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, PMO, South Block, New Delhi.
2. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi.

Dear Sir

Subject: Grant of Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-3 to Senior Section Engineers (SSE) &
Grade Pay of Rs.4800 in PB-2 to Junior Engineers (JE) on Indian Railways –
Request for kind intervention.

Reference:-i) Notification No.470, Ministry of Finance G.S.R. 622(E) dated 29-8- 2008

ii) Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 (RBE 103, RBE 108, RBE 124)

REQUEST FOR KIND INTERVENTION: It is a matter of pride & privilege of the Indian
Railways that you have personally taken over as the additional charge of the
Railways. We take this opportunity to request you for your kind intervention on an
issue of serious concern to for over 50,000 Technical Supervisors / Engineers on
account of serious injustice done with the Senior Section Engineers (SSE) & Junior
Engineers (JE) on Indian Railways.
Technical Supervisors or the Supervising Engineers (JE, SSE) of Indian Railways,
are the back bone of the Railway system and are being denied of their justifiable
pay scales. Higher duties, responsibilities and accountability that are directly
linked to the safe operation of trains & performance of Railways were not
considered while deciding their pay scales. Common bunching of pay scales
equated their pay scales with the categories working under them disturbing the
vertical parity. Pay scales of categories, which were in the lower pay scales, were
given up-gradation and even placed two scales above Technical Supervisors
disturbing the horizontal parity. The category that was given exclusive higher pay
scale among all Group-C employees was given humiliatingly lower pay scales than
the categories, which do not shoulder as much responsibilities like them.

a) Junior Engineers (JEs) and Senior Technicians have both been placed in the same
Grade Pay of Rs.4200 – even though the Junior Engineers (JEs) supervise the Senior
Technicians. This is totally in violation on principle of natural justice as well as
against the settle law (by the Apex Court) that an “equal cannot be over an equal” – in
keeping with the provisions of Article 39 of the Constitution of India.

b) This is in violation of the principle defined by the Sixth CPC – “Grade pay will
determine the status of a post with (apart from the two apex scales of Secretary/equivalent
and Cabinet Secretary/equivalent that do not carry any grade pay) a senior post being given
higher grade pay. Grade pay being progressively higher for successive higher posts, the
employees on promotion will get monetary benefit on promotion in the form of the increased
grade pay apart from the benefit of one additional increment.

(Extract of Para 2.2.11 of Sixth CPC are placed at Annexure IV)

It is regretted that even the recommendations of the Departmental Anomalies
Committee and Priority Committee of Ministry of Railways, regarding upgrading the
Grade Pay of Senior Section Engineers & Junior Engineers of Indian Railways made

as long back as in 2009, to the Ministry of Finance, had not so far been accepted by
the by the Ministry of Finance. Had that been done, that would have removed the
anomaly at least partially.

a) Nearly every infrastructure created on Indian Railways is a direct result of some
form of Engineering. It ensures the country with essentials required to meet its
transportation needs. Without it, country would never have moved forward. It is the
engineering which makes the Indian Railways to progress and prosper. Engineers
have constructed the Indian Railways, which offers one of the cheapest and safest
transport system compared to any transport system in the world. On Indian
Railways system – buildings, tracks, bridges, motive powers, rolling stocks, Signal
& telecommunication, traction & distribution etc and every brick of it are built and
maintained by the Engineers.

b) 3500 Group “A” Officers, 2500 Group “B” officers and 70000 Group “C”
Supervising Engineers / Technical Supervisors are directly getting the work
executed from 9.2 lakh technical workers out of 13.2 lakhs Railway employees. This
engineering family is the one direct force in making the system work day and night
24 hours on all 365 days of the year. Presently these Engineers – especially those
in Group “C” – are totally frustrated and demoralized.

c) It is unfortunate that both Fifth and Sixth Pay Commissions have
underestimated the significant and sensitiveness of the work-content of the
Engineers, their responsibility and accountability in the system reversing the
recognition given by the Third and Fourth CPC.. Many truthful situations went out
of sight of both these Pay Commissions which placed the Technical Supervisors on
par with the supporting non-technical staff or rather placed the Grade Pay of JEs &
SSEs even below the supporting staffs thus disturbing the existing relativity and
hierarchy (as apparent from Annexure III attached herewith).

The Technical Supervisors or the Supervising Engineers (JE, SSE) on the Railways
have lost their status resulting in total frustration and mental agony. Even though
there are several other issues as well which need to be settled early, but we bring
to your kind notice the issue of Grade Pay which needs to be addressed on priority

-as a damage control exercise – (keeping in view the detailed justification
submitted in Annexure I, II & III attached herewith).
OUR REQUEST & APPEAL: It is requested that – keeping in view the above
submissions & the detailed justification attached herewith:
Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-3 may please be granted to the Senior Section
Engineers (SSE) on the Railways; and

Grade Pay of Rs.4800 in PB-2 may please be granted to the Junior Engineers
(JE) on the Railways.

With kind regards,

Yours faithfully,

(Harchandan Singh),
General Secretary, IRTSA

Encl: Detailed Justification in 4 Annexure
Copy for information and favourable consideration to:

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April 12, 2011 Leave a comment

   In 2009 and 2010, we used to project  the likely increase in DA, and were always on dot.  However, we stopped the same last time as these could have gone wrong any time in future projections.   However, we have been receiving number of emails wherein our readers have wished that we should revive the same even at the risk of being wrong sometimes.   Therefore, we are once again projecting the DA that is likely to be payable from May, 2011.  Although, it is absolutely impossible to predict such things as inflation figures widely fluctuate and are released by government, yet as requested by our readers and based on the trends so far released, we give below our projections for the DA.   However, we would like to caution our readers that inflation, especially food inflation, has been fluctuating widely, and thus at this stage it is very difficult to predict the inflation rate.

   The exact increase for DA cannot be given at this stage as GOI has yet to announce the CPI for the month of March, 2011.   However, based on the CPI already announced for the month of July, 2010 and August, 2010, we are doing this guess work.   The CPI announced so far  are as follows:-


List of allowances that had hiked after D.A. crosses 50%

April 2, 2011 Leave a comment


     D.A. reached 51%, Following allowances and advances to increase by 25%, automatically. 
As per the announcement the Dearness Allowance is increased by 6% from 45% to 51% to Central Government Employees and Pensioners.The decision would also change the allowance structure.
There is no recommondations in 6th CPC that Dearness Allowance crosses 50% would merge with baisc pay. But some allowances and advances will be increased by 25% on crossing of Dearness Allowance by 50%.  
All the following allowances are to be increased with effect from 01.01.2011.

1. Children Education Assistance & Reimbursement of Tuition Fee 

Rs.12,000   (Per Year – Per Child) – Rs.15,000   (Per Year – Per Child) 
DOPT 12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance) 2.9.2008


2. Advances for purchase of Bicycle Advance, Warm clothing Advance, Festival Advance, Natural Calamity Advance

     Rs.3,000 – Rs.3,750 
     Fin.Min. No.12(1)E.II(A)/2008 7.10.2008


3. Special Compensatory Hill Area Allowance

Rs.600 / Rs.480    –  Rs.750 / Rs.600 
Fin.Min.4(2)/2008-E.II (B) 29.8.2008


4. Special CompensatoryScheduled / Tribal Area Allowance

Rs.400 / Rs.240- Rs.500 / Rs.300 
Fin.Min. 17(1)/2008-E.II (B) 29.8.2008


5. Project Allowance

Rs.1,500 / Rs.1,000 – Rs.1,875 / Rs.1,250 
Fin.Min. 29.8.2008


6. Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance

Rs.2,600 / Rs.2,100/ Rs.1,500 / Rs.400 — Rs.3,250 / Rs.2,625/ Rs.1,875 / Rs.500 
Fin.Min. 3(1)/2008-E.II(B) 29.8.2008


7. Cycle Maintenance Allowance

Rs.60 (Per month) – Rs.75 (Per month) 
Fin.Min. 19039/3/2008-E.IV 29.8.2008


8. Mileage for road journey all components of daily allowance on tour, rate of transportation of personal effects.

Rs.500 / Rs.300 / Rs.200 / Rs.150 / Rs.100 – Rs.625 / Rs.375 / Rs.250 / Rs.190 / Rs.125 
Fin.Min.19030/3/2008-E.V 23.9.2008


9. Rates of Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 

Rs.370 / Rs.480 / Rs.640 / Rs.750 / Rs.850 – Rs.470 / Rs.600 / Rs.800 / Rs.940 / Rs.1,070 
Fin.Min.19039/2/2008-E.IV 23.9.2008


10. Washing Allowance

Rs.60 – Rs.75 
Fin.Min.14/3/2008-JCA 11.9.2008 


11. Split Duty Allowance

Rs.200 – Rs.250 
Fin.Min.9(11)/2008-E.II (B) 29.8.2008


12. Spl. Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children

Rs.1,000 per month-  Rs.1,250 per month 
DOPT12011/04/2008-Estt.(Allowance) 11.9.2008


13. Cash Handling Allowance

Rs.600 / Rs.500 / Rs.400 / Rs.300 / Rs.150 –  Rs.750 / Rs.625 / Rs.500 / Rs.375 / Rs.190 
DOPT4/6/2008-Estt.(Pay.II) 1.10.2008

14. Risk Allowance

DOPT21012/1/2008-Estt.(Allowance) 12.3.2009

15. Postgraduate Allowance

Rs.1,000 / Rs.600- Rs.1,250 / Rs.750 
Min.of HohfwA.45012/4/2008-CHS.V 16.4.2009 


16. Desk Allowance

Rs.600 –   Rs.750 
DOPT 1/10/2009-PIC 17.4.2009


17. Bad Climate Allowance

Rs.400 / Rs.240 –  Rs.500 / Rs.300 
Fin.Min.1/10/2008-E.II(B) 29.8.2008


6% Hiked Dearness allowance order issued by the Union Cabinet.

March 25, 2011 Leave a comment
6% Hiked Dearness allowance order issued by the Union Cabinet

No.1(2)/2011 – E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 24th March, 2011.


Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees – Revised Rates effectives from 1.1.2011.


The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s office Memorandum No. 1(6)/2010-E-II(B) Dated 22ndSeptember, 2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government Employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 45 % to 51% with effect from 1st January, 2011. 

2.The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M No. 1 (3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders. 

3.The additional instalment of Dearness payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government Employees. 

4.The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance for the months of January and February, 2011 shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2011. 

5.These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the defense services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defense Service Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Railways, respectively. 

6.In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the controller and Auditor General of India.

(Y.P. Sehgal)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Categories: D.A., PAY HIKE

49.95 % D.A. for bank staffs and officers – IBA

February 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Dearness Allowance for workmen and officer employees in banks

Payable for the Year Payable for the months Average CPI No. of slabs % of pay
2011  Feb Mar Apr  4169  333  49.95 
2010-11  Nov Dec Jan  4070  308  46.2 
2010  Aug Sept Oct  3926  272  40.8 
2010  May Jun Jul  3895.62  401  72.18 
2010  Feb Mar Apr  3819  382  68.76 
2009-10  Nov Dec Jan  3690  350  63 
2009  Aug Sep Oct  3454  291  52.38 
2009  May June July  3378  272  48.96 
2009  Feb Mar April  3370  270  48.6 
2008-09  Nov Dec Jan  3302  253  45.54 
2008  Aug Sep Oct  3172  221  39.78 
2008  May/Jun/July  3089  200  36 
2007-08  Feb/Mar/April  3056  192  34.56 
2007-08  Nov/Dec/Jan  3028  185  33.3 
2007  Aug/Sep/Oct  2944  164  29.52 
2006-07  May/Jun/Jul   2907.06  154  27.72 
2006-07  Feb/Mar/Apr  2898.84  152  27.36 
2006-07  Nov/Dec/Jan  2836  137  24.66 
2006  Aug/Sep/Oct  2768  120  21.6 
2006  May/Jun/Jul   2716.28  107  19.26 
2002   Feb/Mar/Apr   2312.17  157 
2002   May/Jun/Jul   2307.23  155 
2002   Aug/Sep/Oct   2346.67  161 
2002-2003   Nov/Dec/Jan   2391.05  174 
2003   Feb/Mar/Apr   2386.11  178 
2003   May/Jun/Jul   2400.9  177 
2003   Aug/Sep/Oct   2450.21  188 
2003-2004   Nov/Dec/Jan   2460.07  194 
2004   Feb/Mar/Apr   2474.86  198 
2004   May/Jun/Jul   2484.71  200 
2004   Aug/Sep/Oct   2524.15  205 
2004-2005   Nov/Dec/Jan   2578.38  220 
2005   Feb/Mar/Apr   2568.53  224 
2005   May/Jun/Jul   2588.25  226 
2005   Aug/Sep/Oct   2604  79  14.22 
2005-2006   Nov/Dec/Jan   2672.05  93  16.73 
2006  Feb/Mar/Apr  2711.5  106  19.08 

Source – IBA

Categories: BANK, D.A., PAY HIKE

New pay scales as per IXth Kerala Pay Commission Report.

January 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Salient Features of the Revised Scale.

(i) The increase in incremental rates over a span varies from 2.72% to  2.09% with the maximum in the incremental stages of Rs.250/- and  Rs.300/-. 

(ii) The disparity ratio between  the minimum and maximum basic pay  in the revised pay structure has come down to 1:7.04 from 1:7.48 of  the previous revision.  This has been achieved despite the increase of the number of scales from 24 to 27. 

(iii) By providing sufficient spans along with accelerated incremental  rates, the possibility of stagnation of senior level officers has been  minimized to a large extent 
(iv) The existing internal relativity between scales have been ensured  even on reducing the disparity ratio. 

(v) The number of scales have been increased from the existing 24 to 27 inducting  three new scales at higher level.  This has been done mainly to accommodate  certain categories of higher level officers  in line Departments viz; with Senior level functionaries in the Government Secretariat.