47th National Council Meeting held on 13.04.2019 – Complete feedback

47th National Council Meeting held on 13.04.2019 – Complete feedbackncjcm

No.NC-JCM-2019/NC meeting

April 13,2019

To
All Members of the
National Council (Staff Side) JCM

Dear Comrades,

The 47th meeting of the National Council was held on 13.4.2019 at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi, under the Chairmanship of Shri P.K.Sinha, Cabinet Secretary. It was held after the most inordinate delay i.e. after the lapse of nine years that the National Council meeting was convened. The decision of NJCA to organize Dharna on28.3.2019 (which was deferred) is what triggered the Government to convene the meeting.

The meeting commenced at 11.30 AM and ended at 2.30 PM. In the introductory remark, the leader and the Secretary Staff Side touched upon the following points.

  1. Survival of JCM ;revival of Departmental Councils; maintenance of its stipulated frequency.
  2. Closure of offices- restructuring consultation with the Staff Side and Unions affected; with particular reference to CPWD, Printing Presses and Defence Industry.
  3. Increasing litigations; Governments disregard to its own National litigation policy making employees and pensioners to incur huge expenditure. Non implementation of even Supreme Court decisions- MACP promotional hierarchy, MACP date of effect, increment on 30th June and 31st December etc
  4. NPS and other pension related issue
  5. Recognition Rules, delay in the grant of recognition
  6. Arbitration Awards.
  7. Non honoring of the assurance held out by the GOM to revisit the minimum wage and fitment formula
  8. One more option to switch over to the 7th CPC
  9. Non issue of clarification on the question of minimum pay for promotes after 1/1/2006
  10. Reduction in the quantum of Night Duty Allowances
  11. Ex-Service man pay fixation
  12. Compassionate Appointment and its restriction
  13. Outsourcing and Casualization of permanent Jobs
  14. Regularization of Casual workers- include casual service for pensioner benefits
  15. Running Allowance of Railway Workers with tax free banefit
  16. CGHS deficiencies
  17. Necessity to hold meetings by held and pension Secretary with Staff Side
  18. One time relaxation for LTC-80 fare

Agenda items and Action Taken Statement items

1 Grant of FMA in lieu of OPD for CGHS beneficieries beyond 70 years of age Not agreed
2 Sanction of incentive for those working in terrorist infested areas Will be examined
3 Gandhi Nagar as link city to Ahemdabad Orders issued
Upgradation Jam Nagar Orders issued
5 A-1 status to Bengaluru from 16.1.2007 Order issued
6 Upper age limit to be raised from 45 for departmental candidates No agreed
7 Casual labourers – grant of temporary status and regularization Under consideration
8 Restricted holiday for industrial workers Not agreed
9 Applicability of ccs (RSA) Rules to indust4rial workers of Defence MOD will take final decision with in a month
10 Recruitment personnel for erstwhile Gr D functions Will be examined
11 Arbitration Awards Matter will be discussed bilaterally with the staff side to reach a settlement
12 Benefit of Rule 10 CCS (RP) Rules for those completed 1 year service maximum Will be reexamined
13 JCM coverage for GR B Being examined
14 GPF for those recruited after 1.1.2004 Will be considered as optional
 15 Washing allowance Subsumed in the dress allowance
16 Running allowance/transport allowance to be exempt from IT Agreed to reconsider
17 Grant in temporary status to casual labourers Will be considered
18 Parity in Pay scale of workshop staff in postal with Railways and Postal Agreed to reconsider
19 Island/NER spl duty allowance to be exempt from Income Tax Will be considered
20 Non availability certificate from Estate officer for HRA Will be re examined
21 Stepping up of pay with Juniors under ACP/MACP Orders will be issued
22 Increase in residency period for future promotions Staff side will give separate note
23 FR 15 (a) protection of pay Not agreed.New item will be introduced
24 Grant of Med.Advance at 90% for conventional deceases Orders will be issued
25 Reimbursement of additional charges paid on account of over stay in hospitals Chairman suggested to consider the following-

  1. Reimburse fully to the patient
  2. 2. Black list the hospital

MOH will decide

26 Reimbursement of oxygen charges Orders issued
LTC for dependant parents Orders issued in 2017
28 Revised scheme on compassionate appointment Will be examined with reference to the discussion at the meeting
29 Family pension for unmarried/divorced/widowed sister Will be considered
30 Created of NFSG grade to UDCs, stenographer Under consideration
31 Hostelsubsidy Order issued
32 Constant attendant allowance Not agreed
33 Revision of pension for those who compulsorily retired 2.57 multiplication factor will be applicable to all. Extension of new option is under consideration
34 Stitching charges Subsumed in dress allowance
35 Hospital patient care allowance Will be discussed in a special meeting with Secretary, Health
35 Moped allowance Abolished
36 Sports increment Orders issued
37 Consultation with UPSC under Rule 9 of Pension Rules Dropped
38 Litigation issues on service matters The chairman ruled that where the SC has given decision in rem, it will be implemented in the case of all similarly placed personnel
39 Revised FMA in border areas Settled, order issued
40 Revision of risk allowance to civilian employees Staff side to introduce fresh item
41 CGHS rates Referred to MOH special meeting
42 Revision of funeral advance Orders issued
43 Exemption from payment of income tax for personnel beyond 80 years

With greetings

Your fraternally

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Secretary

Source : http://ncjcmstaffside.com

3 COMMENTS

  1. 1)Why item no. 43 IT exemptionto those above 80 no decision is taken . Kept blank. 2)Why pension with GP 4600/- upgraded from S-12 to S-13 has not been included in the agenda
    3) FMA to those who r not members of departmental medical facilities but residing within 2.5 kms rejected. 2.5 km is arbitrary without the support of any statute but only a executive diatom catenary of casea the SC have held that a executive fiat should be supported by a statute. Who is the authority to certify whether one is residing within /beyond 2.5 kms Due to Road rules to may be 2.4 kms and from may be 2.8 kms due to one way etc so where do the line is drawn.
    I am a 85 yrs old Rly pensioner and butnot a member of RELHS but residing within 2.5 kms from Rly hospital and thus not claiming FMA since its inception.
    To choose medical facility is right to life under Art 21 of the constitution. Denying FMA to such a pensioner is ulta vires to Art 21, 14, and 16 of the Constitution. leading to denaying an 85 yrs old pensioner medical service.. But he has no physical and economic support to seek justice in CAT/HC which r situated in the Capital City while he resides in a city 150 kms away; let alone going to SC if need be..
    I desire to know under what statute 2.5 km is fixed and why l am denied, FMA which l am not claiming being an honest man while many may be claiming in the absence any checking Authority being with in 2.5 kms and some may be availing both -the FMA and dept medical service.
    cosidering all the above points I pray that those who r Not availing dept medical service be paid FMA irrespective of he residing within or beyond 2,5 kms. So that he can at least buy the day to day required medicines
    Otherwise it may be construed that this 85 yr old pensioner is denayed his right to life, vide Art 21.
    H N Gopalaswamy

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