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Flaws in Pay Matrix of 7th CPC: Less benefit on grant of Promotional Pay Scale i.r.o. Next Pay Scale

Pay fixation on promotion from UDC to Assistant immediate next pay scale is found more beneficial than the hierarchical promotion. Fixation of a UDC drawing Rs. 10960+2400 promoted to Assistant is given below:
Pay in PB in 6th CPC Pay Scale
Grade Pay in 6th CPC Pay Scale
Total Basic Pay in 6th CPC Pay Scale
Fixation of Pay in New 7th CPC with factor 2.57
New Basic Pay in New Pay Matrix
Increment on 1.7.2016

Fixation on Pay scale hierarchy i.e., Rs, 2800 GP
Increment on Promotion
Total of Basic Pay and Increment
Pay fixed at higher stage in 2800 Grade Pay

Fixation on Promotional hierarchy i.e. Rs 4200 GP
Increment on Promotion
Total of Basic Pay and Increment
Pay fixed at higher stage in 4200 Grade Pay

Similar deficiencies may be noticed in other cases also. For similar cases multiplication factor should be increased.  Two increments should be granted on promotion.

Unions demand hike in I-T exemption ceiling to Rs 5 lakh

Finance Minister assures trade unions that govt will not go for privatising Railways and Coal India

on Saturday expressed concern over the declining job growth between 2004-05 and 2011-12 — roughly the period of United Progressive Alliance governments compared to the period between 1999-00 to 2004-05, coinciding with the previous National Democratic Alliance regime — and assured of government’s commitment to generate more employment opportunities for the common man.

Interacting with representatives of trade unions for pre-interactions, Jaitley said a cause for concern is that the compound annual growth rate of employment decelerated during 2004-05 to 2011-12 to 0.5 per cent, as compared to the 2.8 per cent growth during 1999-2000 to 2004-05.

He also assured the trade unions of not going for privatising the and Coal India. Jaitley said the government aims at safeguarding the existing jobs and give better environment to the common man.  The finance minister said that’s why more money is needed for investment in infrastructure to create more job opportunities for the youth.

He said the government wants to create better social security system for the labour force working both in organised and unorganised sectors.  Highlighting the major initiatives of his government in labour sector, he also informed the trade unions that states such as Rajasthan have also introduced major reforms in three labour legislations — the Industrial Disputes Act, the and the Contract Labour  Act. Trade union leaders demanded an increase in exemption ceiling for salaried class to Rs 5 lakh in the upcoming Budget.

The income tax exemption ceiling at present is Rs 2.5 lakh.

They also demanded that disinvestment in profit-making public sector units be stopped forthwith and budgetary support should be given for revival of potentially viable sick CPSUs.

Representatives of 11 trade unions also opposed foreign direct investment in crucial sectors like defence production.

They also asked the government to take effective measures to contain inflation. A ban on forward trading in commodities and rationlisation of tax/cess/duty on petroleum products were some their other demands.

"We also expressed our serious concern and dismay over the manner the government has been pushing various major economic policy related decisions through promulgation of Ordinances. In particular, we opposed the Ordinance on the coal, insurance sectors and Land Acquisition Act...we demand all such Ordinances should be withdrawn forthwith," All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Secretary D L Sachdev told reporters after the meeting.

A joint statement by the 11 unions said: "Concrete steps must be taken to recover huge accumulated unpaid arrears, which have already crossed Rs 5 lakh crore on direct and corporate tax accounts alone."

The trade unions also suggested that the scope of the MGNREGA be expanded to agriculture operations and urban areas.

They also said special investigation team constituted for unearthing black money must deliver visible result, which is yet to be seen.

Representatives from the Centre for Indian Trade Unions, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh
, Indian National Trade Union Congress and attended the meeting.

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