Minutes of the 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April, 2019
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section
North Block, New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 31-June, 2019
Subject: Minutes of the 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April, 2019. The undersigned is directed to forward a copy of the minutes of the 47th Meeting of the National Council (JCM) held on 13th April, 2019 in Conference Hall, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary for information and necessary action.
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel: 2309 2338
MINUTES OF THE 47th MEETING OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE JOINT CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY(JCM) HELD ON 13th APRIL, 2019.
The 47th Meeting of the National Council (JCM) was held on 13th April, 2019 under the Chairmanship of Shri P. K. Sinha, Cabinet Secretary, at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi. A list of the representatives of Staff Side and Official Side who participated in the meeting is annexed.
2. At the outset, Secretary (Personnel) welcomed Cabinet Secretary and Chairman, National Council (JCM), the Leader of the Staff Side, the Secretary of the Staff Side, the Senior Officers from-different Ministries/Departments-and Members of-the Staff Side.
3. Thereafter, Cabinet Secretary and Chairman, National Council (JCM) extended a hearty welcome to the representatives of the Staff Side as well as the Official Side. He stated that there has been a long gap between the 46th and 47th meeting of the National Council. However, four meetings of the Standing Committee were held during the last four years. He thanked the Staff side for their cooperation for successful and smooth implementation of recommendations of the 7th CPC and further stated that Government of India have taken several new initiatives, such as maintaining 10% employees’ contribution and increasing Government contribution from 10% to 14% in the New Pension Scheme(NPS), promotion of more than 4000 Central Secretariat Officers viz. Deputy Secretaries, Under Secretaries and Section Officers, increasing the duration of admissible maternity leave upto 6 months, employee friendly modifications to the CGHS and abolition of the interview for recruitment to Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts. He further observed that some of the agenda items of the 47th meeting are too old and may have thus lost relevance. He also stated that Staff Side should come up with new ideas for the welfare of the employees, and that National Council and the Standing Committee meetings must be held regularly in future. Chairman also emphasized on the need for all Departmental Council meetings to be held on a regular basis to remove the gap between the two sides as also to identify the issues which require further consideration, and desired that all Secretaries of the concerned Ministries/Departments should ensure regular meetings of the Departmental Councils.
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