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30/04

Today early morning Com. P Gangadhara Rao (Dy GS) and Com. R Changappa (CS, Karnataka circle) met Shri Ananthakumar, Honourable Minister and appraised him of the present position of the case of 78.2 %. They thanked Shri Ananthakumar for his timely and effective intervention which ensured fast movement of the File.

They informed the minister that the file is expected to be submitted to Cabinet secretariat very soon. They sought his help in getting an early decision. Shri Ananthakumar assured that he would do whatever possible.

We keep a constant and close vigil.

30/04

Some friends want to know the pay scales for various cadres/grades implemented on recommendations of 4th CPC (From 1-1-1986), 5th CPC (from 1-1-1996), 6th CPC (from 1-1-2006) and the minimum pension as well as the minimum family pension entitled.

We have prepared a Table with the above details and it is attached herewith.Those who retired with less than 33 years of service may check their basic pension (revised after 6th CPC) and the minimum pension given against their scale. If their pension is less than the minimum basic pension, the same should be stepped to the minimum given in the table. Similarly, those who retired with less than 33 years but getting more than the minimum pension, also should get full pension (50% of the 10 months average of pay plus grade pay). It needs detailed study.

Please click on the following link to see the Table.

payscales2020and20minimum20pension.pdf






04/05

29th April 2016 at 5 PM:

It is understood that the Hindi Translation of all documents in the Cabinet Note on 78.2% IDA is completed.

The File is submitted to Secretary, Telecom for his signature.

23/04

On 22-4-2016, our Legal Committee Member Com. R L Kapoor met Sri. Jain, the DDG (Estt.) and enquired about progress in the case of 78.2%. DDG informed that Mr. Pracheesh Khanna, Director (Estt) has gone to China for some training. The Person working as his substitute is quit new.

So the work of translating all documents connected with the case of 78.2% to Hindi is given to another officer. She is on the job of translation. The translation will be ready within few days. Then the File will be sent to Secretary, Telecom for signing the covering letter addressed to Cabinet Secretariat.

We can expect that the Case will be sent to Cabinet Secretariat by at least 10th May 2016.

19/04

Com. R L Kapoor, Legal Committee Member reports from New Delhi:

The Pension Anomaly case was listed as Item No 60 before the Principal bench of CAT today.

The Bench heard cases up to 13.30 hours. But, our Case did not come up before that time.

The case is simply postponed to next date of 20-5-2016,

In 1985, when the CAT was established it was said:



The Hon'ble Chief Justice of India, Hon'ble Judges of the Supreme Court as well as the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India and Hon'ble Minister of Law had expressed their anguish on many occasions about the delay in deciding cases pending in Courts. We are glad to say that the experience and trend in the Central Administrative Tribunal is otherwise. On the occasion of the opening of the new building of the Principal Bench of the Tribunal, some features of the dispensation of justice in the Tribunal are highlighted. With a view to easing the congestion of pending cases in various High Courts and other Courts in the country, Parliament had enacted the Adminisitrative Tribunals Act, 1985 which came into force in July, 1985 and the Administrative Tribunals were established in November, 1985 at Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Allahabad. Today, there are 17 Benches of the Tribunal located throughout the country wherever the seat of a High Court is located, with 33 Division Benches. In addition, circuit sittings are held at Nagpur, Goa, Aurangabad, Jammu, Shimla, Indore, Gwalior, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Pondicherry, Gangtok, Port Blair, Shillong, Agartala, Kohima, Imphal, Itanagar, Aizwal and Nainital.

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BUT, WHAT IS OUR EXPERIENCE WITH CAT? MOST DISAPPOINTING. MOST DISGUSTING.

HOW LONG THE OLD PENSIONERS SHOULD WAIT BEFORE THE CAT TO HEAR THE CASE FIXED SEVERAL TIMES?


18/04

COM. R L KAPOOR REPORTS FROM NEW DELHI:

"The file containing final Cabinet Note on 78.2%, as signed by the Minister for Communications has come back to Secretary. After he signed it the file has come to the DDG (Estt) for further processing."

PROCEDURAL DELAY:

Estt Section has to prepare the Hindi translations and sufficient number of copies in both Hindi and English; then send the documents to the cabinet Secretariat. It may take few days.


21/04

PUNJAB CIRCLE CONFERENCE WAS HELD ON 17-4-16 AT PATIALA, PUNJAB. A NEW SET OF OFFICE BEARERS INCLUDING COMS B.S.SAINI,G.S.BAJWA AND MANGAT RAM AS PRESIDENT,CIRCLE SECRETARY AND TREASURER WERE ELECTED. COMS ATMA RAM VERMA AND DAHIYA PARTICIPATED ON BEHALF OF CHQ. WE WISH THE OFFICE BEARERS ALL THE BEST



14/04

M.P. Circle Vice President and an active comrade of our Association Com R.S.TAMRAKAR breathed his last on 13-4-16 We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved

21/04

WISH YOU ALL

A HAPPY VISHU BAISAKI AND TAMIL NEW YEAR

13/04

It is learnt that the Cabinet Note on 78.2 had been approved by Hon Minister yesterday Now it will go to Cabinet after due procedures

12/04

COMS R.K.SHARMA AND SHAM LAL SHARMA ELECTED ASPRESIDENT AND DIST SECRETARY. CONGRATS TO ALL THEE NEWLY ELECTED OFFICE BEARERS

11/04

IT IS LEARNT THAT THE CABINET NOTE ON 78.2 HAS BEEN CLEARED BY SECRETARY TODAY


10/04

A news item appeared in media is reproduced hereunder. All central government staff (except perhaps the Group D) will get very negligible amount as hike in their salary if the proposal is implemented. At the same time, all deductions will be based on the full hike. Net result will be that the "take-home" salary will be lesser than whey they get now. somebody concerned may please calculate and tell the fact.

News Item

7th Pay Commission – 50% of Salary Increase Could be by way of Bonds – Increase in government employee wages and pension expenditure on account of seventh pay commission recommendations is not fully provided for in the Budget.

The govt is considering a proposal under which 50% of of higher income staff under the 7th Pay Commission will be compulsorily invested in bank bonds. The proceeds will be used to recapitalise banks without additional pressure on the fiscal.

While this will result in less cash in the hands of higher-income employees, as a sweetener they will get income tax rebate on the amount invested. Those wanting to invest more than 50% to save tax will be allowed to do so. The Bank Recapitalisation Scheme, as this proposal is being called, will be voluntary for employees with lower salaries (those in the Rs 5,200-20,200 bracket) and pensioners.

A finance ministry official confirmed that preliminary discussions around this proposal were held at a meeting on Thursday, but no decision on its implementation was taken. “The issue was discussed. We are looking at all options,” he said.

07/04

After protracted legal fights in CAT Ernakulam, High Court of Kerala, Principal Bench of CAT, High Court of Delhi and Supreme Court, Department of Pension has issued orders yesterday, 6-4-2016, that all those central government employees retired before 2006 are also eligible to get pension which shall not be less than 50% of the minimum pay in the new Pay Band plus the Grade Pay of the grade .

In the case of those who retired with less than 33 years of qualifying service, the pension need not be reduced pro rata. They should also get 50% of Minimum pay + Grade pay. This is the important aspect of the order.

The arrears will be calculated from 1-1-2006.

The order is attached herewith.

pre_2006_delinking_of_33_yrs.pdf

07/04

Com P. Gangadhara Rao, Dy.GS was continuously taking efforts to meet Shri Ananthakumar, Hon. Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers either at Bangalore or at New Delhi. He, alongwith Com. R Changappa, Karnataka Circle Secretary, met Shri Ananthakumar in Bangalore on 26-3-2016. The Minister made over the case of 78.2 to his Special Officer saying that “it is the most genuine case.”

The relentless efforts made by Com. Gangadhara Rao in continuation of the Bangalore meeting had its desired result. Ultimately a meeting was fixed with Shri Ananthakumar in his New Delhi office on 5-4-2016.

Com R L Kapoor, our Legal Committee Member was requested over phone to go to the Minister's office at the appointed time which he did. RLK met Hon. Minister Shri Ananthakumar and apprised him the present position on 78.2.

Immediately Shri Ananthakumar contacted Shri J S Deepak IAS, Secretary, Telecom and fixed a meeting with him at 6 PM on the same day itself. Accordingly Kapoor met Secretary, Telecom at about 6.30 PM and explained the demand. After hearing the explanation, Secretary, Telecom informed that he is yet to go through the file. When Kapooorji insisted, Secretary, Telecom asked him to contact exactly after a week's time.

Nobody else could meet the new Secretary, Telecom so far. It is possible for us only due to the effective intervention of Shri Ananthakumar once again and we are thankful to him. We hope that the Secretary, Telecom would clear it within a week without any further hurdles.

Let us hope that the indefinite waiting for justice will end now.

03/04

GS, CS, CIRCLE PRESIDENT, VVS MURTHY IN THE PICTURE.

VIEW OF THE AUDIENCE

01/04

A NEW DISTRICT BRANCH HAD BEEN FORMED ON 1-2-2016 WITH THE FOLLOWING OFFICE BEARERS

PRESIDENT : COM R.B.PAL, VICE PRESIDENT: COM RAM SEVAK YADAV

DIST SECRETARY: S.K.SRIVASTAVA ASST. SECRETARY: COM PREMESHWER PAL

TREASURER: COM RAM PRASAD ASST. TREASURER: COM SANT DIN

ORG.SECRETARIES: COM R.S.KURMI COM G.C.YADAV

CHQ CONGRATULATES ALL THE OFFICE BEARERS

31/03

IT IS LEARNT THAT THERE IS NO INCREASE OR DECREASE IN IDA FROM APRIL

29/03

Com R.L.KAPOOR reports that the file on 78.2 has reached SECRETARY DOT office on 28-3-16 evening forwarded by DDG(E),MEMBER(S) very speedily. Let us hope the Secretary also forwards it to MOCIT