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Engineering college teachers to get salaries as per Pay Commission norms

The Higher and Technical Education Department of the state has finally directed the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to follow the recommendations of the sixth pay commission for the salaries of teachers of engineering colleges. A letter to this effect was issued by Mantralaya officials to DTE on Saturday afternoon.

Engineering colleges are hoping that on Monday, DTE will direct its regional offices to get in touch with the respective colleges to sort out the salaries. There are 150 teachers in this category, including nearly 30 teachers from College of Engineering, Pune. In most cases, the arrears run to Rs 8 to Rs 10 lakh per teacher. While the sixth pay commission is effective from 2006 onwards, in 2010 an announcement was made by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) saying teachers who have completed a certain refresher programme approved by the AICTE are eligible for a hike. Continue reading Engineering college teachers to get salaries as per Pay Commission norms

School teachers get 20% hike | Gujarat

School teachers of Gujarat have a reason to rejoice. Following a high court order, the state education department has extended a Diwali gift to teachers — a 20 per cent salary hike.

Recently, Gujarat high court had ruled in favour of school teachers working on fixed salary and had directed state education department to implement Sixth Pay Commission`s recommendations. The state government had quickly formalised government resolutions (GR) for most departments but that for school teachers was pending. On Monday, the state government issued a GR which will translate into a financial gain of Rs 18,000 to Rs 24,000 for fixed-pay teachers. More than 20,000 school teachers, administrative staff and grade IV employees are likely to gain from this move.

Ramesh Patel, Gujarat State Secondary Teachers’ Federation, general secretary said, “This has been a long-pending demand.” Apart from this, primary teachers with fixed pay of Rs 2,500 will get Rs 4,500. More than 15,000 primary teachers will benefit from this.

Professors at IITs, IIMs get salary hikes

Yielding to the year-long demand of IIT faculty members, the Centre has decided to offer experienced and senior faculty members a Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) Pay of Rs 67,000-Rs79,000 — the highest government pay scale accorded at the Additional Secretary level since the Sixth Pay Commission came into effect.

The move is good news particularly for professors.

In its earlier order, dated August 18, 2009, the HRD Ministry had said that those appointed as professors must have a Ph.D with first class or equivalent with a very good academic record Continue reading Professors at IITs, IIMs get salary hikes

10 pc hike in Central government employees and pensioners’ DA

The government today hiked the central dearness allowance by 10 percentage points to 45 per cent of basic pay, a double “festival” gift after yesterday’s move to raise provident fund savings rates.Today’s increase, cleared by the Union cabinet and taking retrospective effect from July this year, brings employees within sniffing distance of a larger bonanza.

When the DA rate crosses 50 per cent, as expected next year, all allowances will go up 25 per cent, according to the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.Last March, the employees had got an 8 per cent DA hike, effective from January, though inflation was around 10 per cent in the preceding few months.

Around 50 lakh central employees an Continue reading 10 pc hike in Central government employees and pensioners’ DA

3 lakh Class IV employees to get benefit of 6th pay panel

Extending a largesse to state employees, the UP government on Saturday announced to implement the revised pay scale band for Class IV employees as recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission.

The decision, which will benefit three lakh Class IV employees, was taken in the meeting of the state cabinet presided by Chief Minister Mayawati here today.

The pay committee, which was set up by the state government in early 2007 to study and suggest measures for the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission report, had recommended pay band of Rs 4470-7440 and grade pay of Rs 1,400 for Class IV employees.

The UP government, however, on the patterns of the Center today decided to give the pay band of of Rs 5,200-20,200 and grade pay of Rs 1,800 to Class IV employees of the state. The UP government had announced to implement the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission for state employees in August 2007 and the decision was formally implemented from December 2007.Along with the Sixth Pay Commission benefit, the state government accepting the recommendations of the Pay commission has decided to ban further recruitment in Class IV and declared it as a dying cadre. In future, the duties discharged by Class IV employees will be outsourced. Continue reading 3 lakh Class IV employees to get benefit of 6th pay panel

Grant of Dearness Relief to Pensioners w.e.f Jan-10

After the grant of DA enhancement to employees last week, today Govt has enhanced Dearness relief  to Central Government pensioners and family pensioners.

The enhancement is to the tune of 8%, and with effect from 1.1.2010, CG pensioners and family pensioners will be getting Dearness Releif at the rate of 35%.

Download Order F.No: 42/18/2010-P&PW(G) dated 31.3.2010 issued for enhancement of dearness relief to Pensioners

DA orders w.e.f 1.1.2010 issued

Ministry of Finance has issued the OM No: 1(3)/2010-E-II(B) dated 26.3.2010 for revising the Dearness Allowance applicable to Central Government Employees from 27% to 35% with effect from 1.1.2010.

The said order issued in this connection says that the additional instalment of DA payable under these orders shall be paid in Cash to all Central Government Employees.The arrears for DA for the months of January and February 2010 will be paid after the date of disbursement of salary for March-2010. Continue reading DA orders w.e.f 1.1.2010 issued

Indian Budget 2010 – Highlights |Income Tax Ready Reckoner

Highlights of 2010-11 budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in parliament Friday:

– Clean energy cess of Rs.50 per tonne on coal produced in India

– Concessional duty of 4 percent for solar power rickshaw developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

– Concessional customs duty of 5 percent for cable TV operators for importing equipment

– Toys fully exempt from central excise duty

– Service sector tax retained at 10 percent to aid the introduction of GST; more services to be taxed

– Accredited news agencies exempt from service tax

– Net revenue gain Rs.22,500 crore

– Taxes on large cars and SUVs increased 2 percent to 22 percent

– Basic duty of 5 percent on crude oil restored

– Tax on cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco increased

– Rs. 26,000 crore revenue loss due to reduction of direct taxes

– Partial roll back of reduction in central excise duty Continue reading Indian Budget 2010 – Highlights |Income Tax Ready Reckoner

Govt employees clash with police in Lucknow, six injured

  Chaos prevailed for over five hours on the two-kilometre stretch of Vidhan Sabha Marg and Ashok Marg in Lucknow’s Hazratganj area, following violent clash between the police and state employees on Thursday. Following this, teachers and employees of several government departments across the state decided to go on an indefinite strike to protest against police lathicharge on the protesting employees.  

Six employees reportedly have sustained critical injuries in the lathicharge, said B P Mishra, president of teachers-employees’ joint front.   Continue reading Govt employees clash with police in Lucknow, six injured

Bonanza for Bihar’s 500,000 government employees

The Bihar government Tuesday announced a bonanza for its 500,000 employees by deciding to adopt the pay-scales recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission.

The decision was taken at meeting of the state cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at the famous tourist spot Rajgir, about 100 km from here, officials said. 

‘The state cabinet approved giving the Sixth Pay Commission pay-scale to government employees,’ they said.The arrears will be paid effective from Jan 1, 2006. 

The meeting also approved a Rs.77.67 crore drainage scheme for Rajgir.It was for the first time that the state cabinet held its meeting at Rajgir. 

‘The state cabinet meeting was held at the convention centre of the Shanti Stupa atop Gidhakuta Hills in Rajgir amid tight security,’ an official in the chief minister’s office said here.Rajgir is the home district of Nitish Kumar. In the last four years, he has announced various development projects in the district.

 In February this year, Nitish Kumar held a cabinet meeting in Barbighee village of Begusarai district.

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UP govt to implement 6th Pay Commission report

Uttar Pradesh government today decided to revise the pay scale of staff of all state-owned enterprises and corporations and to provide other benfits as per the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission with effect from January 1, 2006. The decision will benefit about 98,000 employees and officers of public sector enterprises and corporations except energy sector undertakings, a government spokesman said here. It will entail an additional burden of Rs 305 crore annually which will be borne by the enterprises and corporations. However, the benefits of revised pay scale and other benefits will be subject to the economic capability of corporations and certain conditions, he said. “No government assistance will be provided,” the spokesman said. The government also decided to relax rules regarding payment of dearness allowance to the staff of enterprises and corporations and merge 50 per cent of the DA with the salary.

UP govt to implement 6th Pay Commission report

Uttar Pradesh government today decided to revise the pay scale of staff of all state-owned enterprises and corporations and to provide other benfits as per the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission with effect from January 1, 2006.The decision will benefit about 98,000 employees and officers of public sector enterprises and corporations except energy sector undertakings, a government spokesman said here.It will entail an additional burden of Rs 305 crore annually which will be borne by the enterprises and corporations.However, the benefits of revised pay scale and other benefits will be subject to the economic capability of corporations and certain conditions, he said.

The government also decided to relax rules regarding payment of dearness allowance to the staff of enterprises and corporations and merge 50 per cent of the DA with the salary.

Strike, violence across India on Teachers’ Day | Six Pay Commission Aftermath

As the country marked the Teachers’ Day on Saturday, faculty members of prestigious IITs went on a hunger strike and teachers in Lucknow and Ranchi hit the streets demanding better wages suffering police lathicharge in the capital of Uttar Pradesh. The teachers of the IITs took part in a nationwide relay fast this morning demanding better salaries and allowances as part of the nationwide stir by them. Nearly 4,000 faculty members of the IITs also threatened to go on an indefinite strike to press their demands. A final decision on this would be taken when mmbers of the IIT Faculty Federation meet in Delhi tomorrow, Dr Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT-Bombay, told PTI. Ten days ago, the faculty of the elite technology institutes had taken mass casual leave and attended classes wearing black badges in protest. Continue reading Strike, violence across India on Teachers’ Day | Six Pay Commission Aftermath

Recession makes army jobs attractive

The job crunch in the market due to economic slowdown and the revised pay-scales have again encouraged youngsters to join the armed forces. In the past one week about 1,000 students have turned up seeking jobs in the Indian Army for technical posts during a recruitment drive in five city-based engineering colleges under the scheme University Entry Level.
Aporve Joshi, a third semester student, who appeared in an interview said, “In the midst of recession no other sector offers a job with good salary, job security and honor.” He feels that, “once you have joined the defence services you become immune to any financial crises at macro or micro level.”
The army officials say they have received an overwhelming response as the number of students appearing in the orientation programme increased manifold compared to other years.
“The Sixth Pay Commission, which raised the armed forces salaries have made this profession a most-sought-after among the students this year,” said Col VS Gill, member of a team to shortlist candidates for SSB final interview.
When asked, do you think that ill effects of recession on corporate and Sixth Pay Commission will encourage the students to join army, he replied “Certainly yes, the armed forces offer better future prospects then any other profession.”
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The job crunch in the market due to economic slowdown and the revised pay-scales have again encouraged youngsters to join the armed forces. In the past one week about 1,000 students have turned up seeking jobs in the Indian Army for technical posts during a recruitment drive in five city-based engineering colleges under the scheme University Entry Level.
Aporve Joshi, a third semester student, who appeared in an interview said, “In the midst of recession no other sector offers a job with good salary, job security and honor.” He feels that, “once you have joined the defence services you become immune to any financial crises at macro or micro level.”

State government doctors go on strike

State government doctors have gone on a strike from Tuesday demanding that they should be paid as per the Sixth Pay Commission and should get allowances similar to the central government doctors.

“A total of 150 doctors in the city and 450 doctors in the district are participating in this indefinite strike, which will continue till our demands are met,” said Kalyan Deshpande, president of the Federation of Health Officer (doctors), Pune division committee. “A meeting of the federation was held at a Aundh hospital on Tuesday, where we took the decision to stop work.”

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