Minutes of Standing Committee Meeting held on 25.10.2016
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE HELD BETWEEN THE STAFF-SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL (JCM) AND THE OFFICIAL SIDE UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SECRETARY (P) AT 4.30 PM ON 25.10.2016.
The standing Committee meeting wih the Staff-Side,NC(JCM) was held at 4.30 p.m on 25.10.2016 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P)in Room No 119, North Block, New Delhi.
2.The names of the officers and officials was participated in the meeting have been mentioned in the list attached herewith. The Staff-Side of the NC(JCM) had sent their agenda on which discussion was held.
3. Initiating the discussion Secretary, Staff-Side drew attention to the requirement of holding Standing Committee meeting once every four month. He stared that meeting were not being held defeating the very purpose of JCM. He requested that all Ministries and Department where Department Councils existed,be instructed to hold meetings at regular intervals. Emphasizing the vital intermediary role played by the Departmental Councils in removing intra-departmental difference arising between the lower and higher echelons of the hierarchies, he underscored the importance of holding regular Department Council meeting in every Ministry. This sentiment was echoed by all the speakers from the Staff-Side.
4. Secretary, Dopt thanked the Staff-Side for their comments on the functioning of JCM and assured that JCM would be taken very seriously and all efforts would be made to have the JCM machinery re-energized so that it could function as per its mandate.
5. After these introductory remarks,the discussion on the agenda items commenced. JS(JCA) enumerated the following status of action taken on the Minutes of the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) which was held on 09.10.2015:
(i) Effect of wage revision of Central Government Employees from 1.1.2014; ensure 5 years wage revision in future; grant of interim relief and merger of 100% DA; Ensure submission of 7th CPC within the stipulated time frame of 18 months.
JS(JCA) informed that since government has already decided to give effect to the 7th CPC recommendation, no action is pending on this.
However, Staff-Side informed that they are not aware of any action taken report. As such they are of which items have been closed and which are not. So they requested that DOPT should circulate minutes and ATR since 2012.They informed that under the rules of JCM, minutes will go directly to the members including Secretary, Staff-Side But this had been dispensed with by DOPT and this needed to be relived