STRIKE ON 2ND SEP,
2015: GOVT ASSURED ON BONUS ENHANCEMENT AND WAGES FORMULA.
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
27-August-2015 21:05 IST
Inter Ministerial Committee Holds Wider
Consultations with Trade Unions on Charter of Demands Appeals to Reconsider
Proposed Call for Strike in View of Discussions
The Second meeting
of Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) continued discussion on 12 Demands Charter
of Trade Unions for the second day here today in continuation of discussions
held yesterday. The Committee comprises Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Shri
Bandaru Dattatreya, MoS(IC) Labour and Employment, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan,
MOS(IC) Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Jitendra Singh, MoS DOPT, and Shri
Piyush Goel, MoS (IC), Power. During the discussions Trade Unions expressed
concern and asked for clarifications on their demands. Addressing their
concerns and expectations, the Finance Minister explained policies on which the
Government is working and assured that the Government is committed to welfare
of labour. Underlining the importance of role of Trade Unions, Shri Jaitely
assured the Central Trade Unions that all labour laws reforms will be done with
due discussions and tripartite consultations.
In view of the discussions held in
conducive and cordial atmosphere, the IMC appealed to Trade Unions to reconsider
the proposed call for strike on 2nd September, 2015.The Trade Unions have
agreed to consider the appeal.
In view of the suggestions given by
Central Trade Unions in the meetings held on 19th July, 26th August and 27th
August, 2015, the Government assured the following:
1. Appropriate legislation for making
formula based minimum wages mandatory and applicable to all employees across
2. For the purposes of bonus the wage
eligibility limit and calculation ceiling would be appropriately revised.
Earlier in 2006-07 the calculation ceiling was decided at Rs.3500/- and
eligibility limit was wage of Rs.10,000/- per month which is proposed to be
revised to Rs.7,000 and Rs.21,000 respectively.
3. The Government is expanding the coverage
of social security and working out ways to include construction workers,
Aanganwari workers, ASHA workers and Mid Day Meal workers.
4. Regarding contract workers the
Government assured that they will be guaranteed minimum wages. Moreover, the
Government is working out ways so that workers of industries will get sector
specific minimum wages.
5. Government has already enhanced minimum
pension for EPFO members and every pensioner gets minimum pension of Rs.1000/-
per month perpetually.
6. Labour laws reforms will be based on
tripartite consultations as already stated by the Prime Minister. The States
are also being advised to follow the tripartite process.
7. For strict adherence to labour law
enforcement, advisory has been issued to the State/UT Governments and strict
monitoring has been initiated by Central Government.
8. For employment generation Mudra Yojana,
Make in India, Skill India and National Career Service Portal initiatives have
9. Abolition of interviews for all primary
jobs which do not require any special knowledge/expertise, is being done for
transparency and expediting the process of recruitment.
10. Inflation is lowest in the last many years
excepting two items onion and pulses. Government is taking necessary steps to
contain the higher prices of these two commodities also.
It was further clarified that there
is no ban on filling up of vacancies in Government jobs and all concerned
Departments are taking necessary action to fill-up these vacancies. It was
further assured that the Government is committed to job security, wages
security and social security to the workers. The issue of equal wages for equal
work for contract workers is an issue requiring wider consultations and a
committee will be constituted, if required.
EXTENSION OF THE TERM OF THE 7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
The Union Cabinet
chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for
the extension of the term of the 7th Central Pay Commission by four months up
Background: The 7th Central Pay Commission was constituted by the Central
Government on 28.2.2014. According to the Resolution dated 28.2.2014, by which
the Commission was constituted, it is to make its recommendations within 18
months of the date of its constitution that is by 27th August, 2015.
view of its volume of work and intensive stake-holders' consultations, the 7th
Central Pay Commission had made a request to the Government for a four month
extension up to 31.12.2015.
Seventh Central Pay Commission team headed by its Chairman Justice A K
Mathur (second from right siting).
New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission is
likely to recommend the government to form a permanent pay panel to give
recommendations to the government from time to time on issues pertaining to pay
structure of central government employees.
pay panel would recommend regular salary hikes in keeping with the rate of
of the permanent pay panel would help raise the salaries and allowances of
central government officials and employees, an official of the pay panel said.
He added the
permanent pay panel would recommend salary and allowance hikes in keeping with
the rising inflation rate, which will be implemented by the government. “Then
it will not be necessary to form a new commission during the next several years
for central government employees.”
Seventh Pay Commission got one month extension to submit its recommendations.
is expected to submit its report by the end of September. The time allotted for
the commission ends this month.
appointed the Seventh Pay Commission on 28 February 2014 under chairman,
Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, with a time frame of 18 months to make its
“There are some
data points that are missing, which we hope to get by this month end. We are
trying to submit the report by 20 September,” the official of the pay panel
government’s salary bill will rise by 9.56% to Rs 1,00,619 crore with the
implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, according to
a statement tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on August 12.
recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, is likely to be implemented in
April, next year.