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Expected DA from July 2014 - Looks like the curiosity surrounding the expected DA is fast receding


Expected DA from Jul 14 - Looks like the curiosity surrounding the expected DA is fast receding..!

One of the possible reasons for the dampening interest could be the fact that unlike last time, there is not going to be a DA hike. Although it is very well known that the hike is based on price rise and inflation, it probably feels to them as if something was lost.

This time there is no double-digit increase. It is only going to be a single-digit hike.

At the most, one can expect an increase of 7%. That too is not for sure. All that depends on the soon-to-be announced AICPIN points for balance months.

After announcing the second additional DA for the year 2014, there are only two instalments left. With the instalments of January 2015 and July 2015, the 6th CPC comes to a close.

The next additional DA will be based on the 7th CPC.

Additional Dearness Allowance formula could be changed in the 7th CPC. They could announce a new Base Year. There could also be a change in the 115.76 yardstick. Nothing can be said for certain this time.

There is already a proposal to change the Labour Bureau Base Year from ‘CPI-IW 2001=100’ to ‘CPI-IW 2015 =100’.  The current series of CPI-IW with base 2001=100 was constructed on the basis of employment data in seven sectors namely, Registered Factories, Mining, Plantations, Ports & Docks, Public Motor Transport, Electricity Generation & Distribution Establishments and Railways sector. The current series comprises of a basket of about 370 items and 289 price collection markets spread across 78 centres of the country.

The new series of CPI-IW will cover 7 sectors and 88 cities in 27 states have been selected for the new recommendation of CPI-IW (2015-100). It is worth mentioning that a special Standing Tripartite Committee (STC) under the chaired by Prof. G.K. Chadda has been created in this regard.

DA Table for the last one year…


Mon/Year
AICPIN
App. DA
DA
DA Hike
Dec-12
219
80.83
80
8
Jan-13
221
82.49
82

Feb-13
223
84.22
84

Mar-13
224
85.87
85

Apr-13
226
87.38
87

May-13
228
88.97
88

Jun-13
231
90.62
90
10
Jul-13
235
92.28
92

Aug-13
237
93.93
93

Sep-13
238
95.59
95

Oct-13
241
97.32
97

Nov-13
243
99.12
99

Dec-13
239
100.56
100
10

Employment News Weekly Updates: Job Highlights (12th April 2014 - 18th April 2014)

Job Highlights ( 12th April – 18th April 2014)

 UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC)
No. of Vacancies – Various Posts
Last Date - 01.05.2014

UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC)
Central Armed Police Forces
Name of Post –Assistant Commandants
No. of Vacancies - 136
Last Date - 12.05.2014

INDO-TIBETAN BORDAR POLICE FORCE (ITBPF)
Name of Post – Constable (Tradesman)
No. of Vacancies - 496
Last Date - 15.05.2014

AIR INDIA AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES LIMITED (AIATSL)
Name of Post – Security Agents
No. of Vacancies - 271
Last Date - 28.04.2014

NTPC LIMITED
Name of Post – Finance Executives
No. of Vacancies - 42
Last Date - 28.04.2014

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (IIT) KHARAGPUR
Name of Post – Professional Trainees
No. of Vacancies - 10
Last Date - 26.04.2014

MOTILAL NEHRU COLLEGE (EVENING)
Name of Post – Assistant Professor
No. of Vacancies - 22
Last Date - 21 Days of Publications of this Advertisement

Will the 7th CPC Extend Child Care Leave for Male Employees Too?

Child Care Leave, introduced by the 6th CPC, was a boon for women employees. 

Women employees have for long, been entitled to Maternity Leave. The 90 days paid leave granted as maternity leave was extended to 135 days by the 5th CPC. The 6th CPC further increased it to 180 days. 

Based on the very reasonable request presented by ATMAJA (Association of Adoptive Parents), the Government announced ‘Child Adoption Leave’ for female employees in 2006. Orders were issued to grant 135 days leave for female employees who adopt child upto one year of age. 

The 6th CPC introduced a family welfare privilege for female employees. Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 6th CPC relating to Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave, the Central Govt decided that the existing provisions of Maternity Leave enhanced to 180 days.

Leave of the kind due and admissible (including commuted leave for a period not exceeding 60 days and leave not due) that can be granted in continuation with Maternity Leave provided in Rule 43(4)(b) shall be increased to 2 years.

Women employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave for a maximum period of two years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service for taking care of upto two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc.

Only female employees were entitled to these leaves in order to provide health care and education supervision requirements for her two children. Although there were difficulties in implementing this decision, the announcement was welcomed by women employees. 

But this also created a sense of longing among the male employees. 

Were they not concerned about their family’s welfare? 

Was their presence not required in health and education related issues of their children? 

‘Why are we being denied this allowance?’. Men employees were wondered. 

But some male staff themselves wondered, it was impossible to give the same privilege to male employees too, who constitute 90% of the government workforce.

One could also hear demands that if not 730 days, at least half of it should be given to the male employees. 

Some suggest that the allowance should be made in genuine cases after necessary enquiries. 

Some also suggest that in cases where the husband and wife are employed, the leave should be given to both. 

Everybody has a right to demand…!

The request to give this privilege to men who have lost their wives, to look after their children sounds very reasonable. 

Children who have lost their mothers require the care and presence of their fathers. 

Will the 7th CPC consider this demand?