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Non-functioning of Departmental Councils under the Scheme of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM)

No.4/3/2019- JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 14th December, 2023


Subject: Non-functioning of Departmental Councils under the Scheme of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM)

The undersigned is directed to say that instructions have been issued by this Department from time to time for making effective use of JCM Scheme by the Ministries/Departments to discuss the demands of the employees. Departmental Council set up under JCM Scheme is an appropriate forum for redressal of the grievances of the employees. However, it has come to out notice that the Meetings of the Departmental Councils in various Ministries / Departments except a few, are not being held regularly.

2. The Staff Side, National Council (JCM) has been raising this issue in the Meetings of the National Council (JCM) and Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM). As per JCM Scheme “the meetings of the Departmental Council shall be held as often as necessary, and not less than once in four months’. However, the Staff Side has pointed out that in some of the Ministries I Departments the meetings of the Departmental Councils have not been held regularly.

3. In view of the above, it is requested that the Joint Consultative Machinery needs to be galvanized and for this purpose Departmental Council may be constituted in those Ministries/Departments where they have not been constituted and where they already exist and the meeting of the Departmental Council may be held more frequently to resolve Staff Side grievances.

(Parveen Jargar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Joint Secretaries (Admn.) of the all Ministries/Departments

Copy to:
1. Shri Sunil Kumar Mandi, US(R&R,DC), DOPT, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi
2. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13-C Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001 

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Modification of 7th CPC Conveyance Allowance Rates – FINMIN Order

No. 19039/3/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 13th December, 2023


Subject:- Rate of conveyance allowance – Modification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Deptt.’s O.M. of even No. dated 19/07/2017 regarding Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Conveyance Allowance and to say that the rate of “fixed Conveyance Allowance” for Journey by own Motor Car in Column 2 at Row 3 for distance range “451-600 km” is modified and the figure may be

Read as Rs.3105

Instead of Rs.2980

2. The other content of the O.M. will remain same.

( A.Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

All Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India (as per standard distribution list).
C&AG and UPSC etc. (as per standard endorsement list).




Temporary deferment of GDS strike - AIGDSU/NUGDS Unions.