Outcome of 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April 2019

Shiva Gopal Mishra
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National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
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No.NC-JCM-2019/NC meeting
April 13,2019


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 on 28.3.2019 (which was deferred) is what triggered the Government to convene the meeting.

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

Survival of JCM; revival of Departmental Councils; maintenance of its stipulated frequency.
Closure of offices- restructuring consultation with the Staff Side and Unions affected; with particular reference to CPWD, Printing Presses and Defence Industry.
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
NPS and other pension related issue
Recognition Rules, delay in the grant of recognition
Arbitration Awards.
Non honoring of the assurance held out by the GOM to revisit the minimum wage and fitment formula
One more option to switch over to the 7th CPC
Non issue of clarification on the question of minimum pay for promotes after 1/1/2006
Reduction in the quantum of Night Duty Allowances
Ex-Service man pay fixation
Compassionate Appointment and its restriction
Outsourcing and Casualization of permanent Jobs
Regularization of Casual workers- include casual service for pensioner benefits
Running Allowance of Railway Workers with tax free banefit
CGHS deficiencies
Necessity to hold meetings by held and pension Secretary with Staff Side
One time relaxation for LTC-80 fare

Agenda items and Action Taken Statement items
1Grant of FMA in lieu of OPD for CGHS beneficieries
beyond 70 years of age
Not agreed
2Sanction of incentive for those working in terrorist
infested areas
Will be examined
3Gandhi Nagar as link city to AnemdabadOrders issued
4Upgradation Jam NagarOrders issued
5A-1 status to Bengaluru from 16.1.2007Orders issued
6Upper age limit to be raised from 45 for departmental candidatesNot agreed
7Casual labourers — grant of temporary status and regularizationUnder consideration
8Restricted holiday for industrial workersNot agreed
9Applicability of ccs (RSA) Rules to indust4rial workers of DefenceMOD will take final decision with in a month
10Recruitment personnel for erstwhile Gr D functions Arbitration AwardsWill be examined
11Arbitration AwardsMatter will be discussed bilaterally with the staff
side to reach a settlement
12Benefit of Rule 10 CCS (RP) Rules for those completed 1 year service maximumWill be reexamined
13JCM coverage for GR BBeing examined
14GPF for those recruited after 1.1.2004Will be considered as optional
15Washing allowanceSubsumed in the dress allowance
16Running allowance/transport allowance to be exempt from ITAgreed to reconsider
17Grant in temporary status to casual labourersWill be considered
18Parity in Pay scale of workshop staff in postal with Railways and PostalAgreed to reconsider
19Island/NER spl duty allowance to be exempt from Income TaxWill be considered
20Non availability certificate from Estate officer for HRAWill be re examined
21Stepping up of pay with Juniors under ACP/MACPOrders will be issued
22Increase in residency period for future promotionsStaff side will give separate note
23FR 15 (a) protection of payNot agreed. New item will be introduced
24Grant of Med.Advance at 90% for conventional deseasesOrders will be issued
25Reimbursement of additional charges paid on account of over stay in hospitalsChairman suggested to consider the following-
1. Reimburse fully to the patient
2. 2. Black list the hospital MOH will decide
26Reimbursement of oxygen chargesOrders issued
27LTC for dependant parentsOrders issued in 2017
28Revised scheme on compassionate appointmentWill be examined with reference to the discussion
at the meeting
29Family pension for unmarried/divorced/widowed sisterWill be considered
30Created of NFSG grade to UDCs, stenographerUnder consideration
31Hostel subsidyOrder issued
32Constant attendant allowanceNot agreed
33Revision of pension for those who compulsorily retired2.57 multiplication factor will be applicable to all. Extension
of new option is under consideration
34Stitching chargesSubsumed in dress allowance
35Hospital patient care allowanceWill be discussed in a special meeting with
35Moped allowanceAbolished
36Sports incrementOrders issued
37Consultation with UPSC under Rule 9 of Pension RulesDropped
38Litigation issues on service mattersThe chairman ruled that where the SC has given decision in rem,
it will be implemented in the case of all similarly
placed personnel
39Revised FMA in border areasSettled, order issued
40Revision of risk allowance to civilian employeesStaff side to introduce fresh item
41CGHS ratesReferred to MOH special meeting
42Revision of funeral advanceOrders issued
43Exemption from payment of income tax for personnel beyond 80 yearsRejected

with greetings.
Yours fraternally
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com

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