“Forward ever, backward never: onwards with Breaking Through”
Now all the bridges to Minimum wage issue are burnt.
Now all the bridges to Minimum wage issue are burnt after DoPT has clearly said in its Letter to NCJCM Staff Side that the issue of Minimum Pay Increase and Revising Fitment Factor and Allowances effect date are not anomalies. According to the DOPT Letter No. F.No.11/2/2016-JCA-1(Pt.) dated 30th October, 2017, it is stated that these three important issues are not in accord with the three postulates which, as described in DoPT’s 0M. No. 11/2/2016-JCA dated 16th August, 2016 and 20th February, 2017 for treating them as Anomaly.
So Minimum pay and Fitment Factor issue will not be treated as a case of anomaly and it will not be taken up in national Anomaly Committee for discussion.
So there is no scope for them anymore to continue this story and decided to end this up with the note of ‘there is no scope for change in Minimum Pay’.
But the Committee which is constituted to Examine the Demand of revising Minimum Pay has not held any meeting to discuss this important issue. And also, it was stated in the DoPT’s Letter that Effect date of Allowances should be decided by the Central Government and hence the NCJCM Staff Side should take up this issue to the Government.
So the ways and means for settling these issues are not ruled out yet. Now it is up to the NJCA, to what extent they are serious to pursue this issue to get this done either through negotiated settlement or protest.