7th Pay Commission: Over 2,60,000 employees get transfer facility boost, more benefit to women staffers
7th Pay Commission: The central government employees are getting benefits of the 7th pay commission and pay hike by the fitment factor of 2.57 times.
7th Pay Commission: The pay hike wait of central government employees is getting longer with each passing day! Even as the nation is getting closer to the 2019 general elections, there isn't any official announcement regarding to the pay hike. However, several other developments have taken place in the last few months. Ranging from a hike in dearness allowance to LTC to leave allowances, the government has been trying to keep the employees happy. Now, in a recent development, the central government has accepted the recommendations of the 'Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)'. The new rule will benefit over 2,60,000 GDS across the country. The authority has approved the following guidelines to regulate the Limited Transfer facility of Gramin Dak Sevaks:
(i) The maximum number of chances to he provided for male GDSs is one only and two for female GDSs.
(ii) The transfer will be at his/her own request and own cost to a vacant post, at his/her place of choice to his/her/spouse home village or home division or a place recommended for medical treatment.
(iii) A minimum engagement period of three years from the date of regular engagement on GDS Post will be mandatory before transfer request can be entertained. In addition, all verification formalities viz (Caste, Education and Police verification report etc.) should have been completed.
(vi) Transfer request of GDS who are under put off duty or against whom any disciplinary action, Police case or Court case is pending will not be entertained.
(v) Past engagement period will be counted for assessing the eligibility for appearing in the departmental examination as well as for annual increment. GDS will not have any claim to go back to the previous engagement/recruitment Unit/Division in any circumstances.
(vi) When a GDS is transferred at his own request and the transfer is approved by the competent authority. she/he will rank junior in the seniority list of the new unit, to all the GDS of that unit who exist in the seniority list on the date on which the transfer is ordered, except in case of transfer within the same engagement/recruitment Sub Division/Unit) Division.
(viii) The GDS can be transferred on her/his request in the following circumstances:
(a) BPM Level 2 to BPM Level-2 in TRCA slab-3.
(b) BPM Level-1 to BPM. Level-1 in TRCA slab-2.
(c) ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-2 to ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-2 in TRCA slab-2
(d) ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-1 to ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-1 in TRCA slab-1.
(viii) There will not be any drop in TRCA slab on account of a request transfer and numbers of increments earned by GUS will be retained.
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The central government employees are getting benefits of the 7th pay commission and pay hike by the fitment factor of 2.57 times. The 7th CPC recommendations have set the basic salary at Rs 18,000. However, the central staffs are demanding a pay hike by the fitment factor of 3.68 times which will increase the basic salary to Rs 26,000. The central staffers are hopeful of getting their demands fulfilled before the Lok Sabha elections.
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