Tag: Government Employees

No more work-from-home for Kerala state government employees

Kerala state government has become one of the first Indian states to revoke the work-from-home option for certain categories of their employees. The government had...

7th Pay Commission: Changes in DA calculations for government employees

This week, the Centre has altered the way dearness allowance (DA) is calculated for the government employees. As per the latest update from the...

11 % DA hike for Odisha state government employees

With the festive season round the corner, the Odisha government has decided to increase the dearness allowance (DA) for all state government employees and...

“Pay delayed salaries and pensions of govt staff with interest”: SC

Referring to the salaries and pensions of government employees as “rightful entitlements”, the Supreme Court has ruled that in case of any delays in...

Infuriated state government staff declare indefinite strikes all across India

The electricity department employees of Puducherry have decided to go on an indefinite strike from Monday, January 11, 2021 to stage their agitation against...

Full July salary for Telangana govt staff

The impact of the pandemic and ensuing lockdown has been huge in states, such as Telangana, where the state government employees have been facing...

Uttar Pradesh govt. abolishes allowances affecting 16 lakh employees

While the Uttar Pradesh government has not cut the salaries of its employees, it has decided to scrap seven of their allowances, instead. Financial...

Only 50% Central-govt employees to attend office

Only fifty per cent of Central-government employees will be allowed to attend office daily, while the rest have been ordered to work from home. As...

Increase in dearness hike to benefit 4 lakh central govt. employees

The Indian government has approved the hike in dearness allowance for central- government employees from existing 17 per cent to 21 per cent. The...

‘No work, no pay’ imposed on agitating Uttarakhand govt. staff

On the 3 March, 2020, the Government gave an order to implement 'no work, no pay for employees' participating in the Uttarakhand General-OBC Employees...

Mega sports & cultural meet for Karnataka govt staff

The Karnataka government has planned a three-day sports event for its employees, in which as many as 11000 government employees are expected to participate....

1,65,000 Uttarakhand government staff to go on strike

Over 1,65,000 Uttarakhand government employees will be going on an indefinite strike from 2 March. The protesting employees are demanding promotions in various departments...

Cuts in salary for infrastructure development in Nagaland

The Government of Nagaland is planning to cut the salaries of its government employees to generate the funds required for development projects. The people of...

3166 Odisha state-government employees promoted in the last week of December

As per a release from the chief minister’s office, 3166 state-government employees from 39 different departments across 30 districts got promoted in the last...

Government clears confusion on salary increment process under 7th Pay Commission

Government has given a clarification on the major confusion in the salary increment process of the central government employees. Minister of State for Finance, Anurag...

Local government in Ohio announces 32-hour work week plan

Newburgh Heights, a village in the state of Ohio, USA, has announced a new legislation cutting the standard working hours down to 32 for...

Cases against government employees for posting comments against CM

About 12 employees of the State Government of Kerala and about 106 others have cases registered against them for posting offensive comments and videos...

Govt offices in Kerala to have Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system

In all government offices of Kerala, Aadhaar-based attendance has been made compulsory. Within the next six months, all government offices in the state will...

Houses for all government employees at Amaravati

There is good news for all government employees working in Amaravati, who do not possess a house in Andhra Pradesh (AP). Expressing his concern...

Government promotions to be based on performance and feedback/rating

The Government is all set to change the way employees receive promotions from 2019 onwards, as per media reports. The objective is to make...

Uttar Pradesh government employees to protest in 15 districts, demanding pay...

With the demand for pay hikes by government employees in Uttar Pradesh still to be met, the employees have decided to organise state-wide protests...

Kerala Government to write off loans of employees who have passed...

The State Government of Kerala has put into motion the process to write off various loans up to rupees five lakh taken by government...

HR heads react on government’s decision to scrap overtime allowance for...

The Government is emphasising on increasing efficiency and productivity through automation. 

Railway employees to get plastic health cards

The new cards for employees, dependents and retired employees will replace the medical booklet cards that have been in use for ages.

Bringing children to office is a human rights violation

When the schools are closed for summer vacation, government offices turn into playgrounds and the Kerala State Human Rights Commission has directed the government to put a complete ban on this.

More benefits for government employees

Divorced daughters will now be eligible for family pension, if a divorce case has been filed before the death of the pensioner.

Government to leverage experience of retired employees

The Government wants utilise the talent pool of retired professionals to carry forward its flagship programmes.

Government launches e-HRMS for its employees

The availability of online data of employees will help organisations take many administrative decisions easily, such as planning recruitments and posting officials to a task as per their experience and qualifications. 

Indian Railways set to become a better employer

From a shorter and better recruitment process, to hiring retired professionals and paid foreign trips for the non-gazetted staff, Indian Railways is setting new benchmarks as an employer.

Maharashtra Government considering 30% cut in total workforce

The State Government Gazetted Employees’ Union may oppose the cut.

Digital drive delays salaries of government employees in Haryana

Most of the staff is not computer-savvy, which is slowing down the registration process on the HRMS.

Performance appraisal for MP government employees with 20 years’ service

This exercise will ensure efficiency and productivity in government departments.

Higher allowances, HRA in store for govt employees: 7th Pay Commission

With a decision that is likely this week itself, employee union leaders are hopeful that there is some good news in store for central government employees

Govt plans meagre 2–4% hike in dearness allowance; makes labour unions...

The unions feel the proposed hike would be unable to offset the real impact of price rise.

AIIMS staff not paid as per 6th & 7th Pay Commission...

Senior doctors raised concerns over non-payment of salaries and dues at par with the 7th Pay Commission.

Retired government officials to supervise recruitment exams

Pensioners will be engaged as inspecting officers and members of the flying squad to conduct and oversee examinations.

After effects of 7th Pay Commission

I have decided to resign from the post of Executive. I have realised, with the new pay commission, private sector jobs are not so...

7th Pay Commission: “Just design intents with no elements can’t change...

HRKatha gains exclusive insight into the perspectives of industry leaders, on the 7th Pay Commission. Rajesh Padmanabhan talks about how it could affect the Government workspace, consumerism and talent acquisition.

7th Pay Commission: While the government is a great employer, its...

Industry leaders share their perspectives on the 7th Pay Commission exclusively with HRKatha readers. Prabir Jha candidly dissects the recommendations and dwells on its flip side. 

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HR was underappreciated, but not anymore!

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How companies can better address mental health at the workplace

After the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions around mental health-related issues started to gather heat. With work-from-home becoming the norm and official...

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