Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Expected DA from July-2013 will be not less than 89% after 2 point increase in Index

As all are waiting for announcement of Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees from January, 2013, which has been not announced till the writing of this post.  In the meanwhile Ministry of Labour & Employment has published Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) February 2013.  According the press release the the All-India CPI-IW for February, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 223 (two hundred and twenty three).  This two point increase showing confirm 9% increase in Dearness Allowance from July, 2013.  Hence Expected DA from July, 2013 will be not less than 89%.  It is also make clear from following table:-
Expect-ation Increase/ Decrease Index Month Base Year 2001 = 100 Total of 12 Months Twelve monthly Average % increase over 115.76 for   DA DA announced or will be announced

Jul-12 212 2414 201.17 73.78% 72%

2 Aug-12 214 2434 202.83 75.22% 80%

1 Sep-12 215 2452 204.33 76.51%

2 Oct-12 217 2471 205.92 77.88%

1 Nov-12 218 2490 207.50 79.25%

1 Dec-12 219 2512 209.33 80.83%
2 Jan-13 221 2535 211.25 82.49% 82%
2 Feb-13 223 2559 213.25 84.22% 84%
1 Mar-13 224 2582 215.17 85.87% 85%
1 Apr-13 225 2602 216.83 87.31% 87%
1 May-13 226 2622 218.50 88.75% 88%
1 Jun-13 227 2641 220.08 90.12% 90%
1 Jul-13 Expected DA from July-2013 90%

2 Jan-13 221 2535 211.25 82.49% 82%
2 Feb-13 223 2559 213.25 84.22% 84%
2 Mar-13 225 2583 215.25 85.95% 85%
2 Apr-13 227 2605 217.08 87.53% 87%
2 May-13 229 2628 219.00 89.18% 89%
2 Jun-13 231 2651 220.92 90.84% 90%
2 Jul-13
Expected DA from July-2013

2 Jan-13 221 2535 211.25 82.49% 82%
2 Feb-13 223 2559 213.25 84.22% 84%
0 Mar-13 223 2581 215.08 85.80% 85%
0 Apr-13 223 2599 216.58 87.10% 87%
0 May-13 223 2616 218.00 88.32% 88%
0 Jun-13 223 2631 219.25 89.40% 89%
0 Jul-13 Expected DA from July-2013 89%

Launch of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application - Dopt order

No. 1/1/2013-IR 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated: 22/04/2013
Subject: Launch of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application.
A Web Portal namely RTI Online with un has been launched. This portal, developed by NIC, is a facility for the Indian Citizens to online file RTI applications and first appeals and also to make online payment of RTI fees. The prescribed fees can be paid through Internet banking of State Bank of India and its associate banks as well as by Credit/Debit cards of Visa/Master, through the payment gateway of SBI linked to this site.

2. At present, this facility is available only for Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). It is planned to extend this facility to all the Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India within a month. This facility is presently not proposed to be extended for field offices/attached/subordinate offices.
3. This system would work as RTI MIS also. The details of RTI applications received through post should also be entered into this system. The system would also provide for online reply of RTI applications, though reply could be sent by regular post also.
4. It is requested that full co-operation may be extended for the successful implementation/roll out of this facility. First of all, it is necessary that the RTI Nodal Officers, officials of RTI Cell and all the CPIOs / FAAs of the Ministries/Department sare trained to use this facility. Arrangements have been made to provide training to the RTI Nodal Officers, RTI Cell officials and the NIC/1T personnel attached with the Ministries/Departments, by DoPT with the help of NIC, within next 2-3 weeks. The schedule for such training would be intimated to the RTI Nodal Officers directly. It is requested that training for all the CPIOs and FAAs may be organized by the concerned Ministry/Department, through these officers trained by DoPT / NIC5. The screen shot of the home page of the portal, the terms and conditions and 
copy of the O.M.No.1/1/2013-IR dated 08.04.2013 issued in respect of DoPT are enclosed for information.
6. The contents of this 0M may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
(Sandeep Jain) 
Deputy Secretary

No merger of D.A. but seventh pay commission likely this year

According to our sources in New Delhi, there is no chance of any merger of Dearness Allowance with basic pay as demanded by the associations. But the Government is considering the formation of seventh pay commission. 
The seventh CPC is scheduled to be effective from 1.1.2016 and if it is formed this year, there will be ample time to finalize it's recommendations. Moreover, if it is not effective from an earlier date, the Govt. will be free from any burden of paying arrears, which may adversely effect the fiscal situation. Most significantly, in the eve of general election, the Govt. may spread a "feel good" situation among the employees without having to pay an extra penny from the exchequer. In the other hand merging D.A. with basic pay will lead to a considerable expense and as there is definite negative recommendation of sixth CPC in this respect, Govt. can easily deny this demand. After formation of seventh CPC, if the ruling party fails to come back in the corridors of power, the entire liability will have to be borne by the new Govt. So, it's a win win situation of the ruling party and most likely, it will be announced in the later half of the year.

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Friday, 19 April 2013


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Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to increase dearness allowance (DA) to 80 per cent, from existing 72 per cent, benefiting about 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners of the central government.

The hike would be effective from January 1, 2013 and the employees and pensioners will be entitled to arrears.