DOPT- It is as powerful as a magical spell for Central government employees..!
Department of Personnel & Training
The Department of Personnel & Training is the coordinating agency of the Central Government in personnel matters, specially in respect of issues concerning recruitment, training, career development and staff welfare.
DOPT- It is as powerful as a magical spell for Central government employees.
This is the powerful department that decides on all the service-related issues of the Central Government employees. One of the important duties of the department is to resolve all the problems and issues faced by Central Government offices all over the country.
The Department of Personnel & Training, under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the coordinating agency of the Central Government in personnel matters, specially in respect of issues concerning recruitment, training, career development and employees welfare.
Four-five years ago, the Dopt’s website was not regular in updating and releasing all the relevant Government Orders. But, things have changed now and, along with timely updates, the website has also become a very reliable forum to clear doubts.
We have made it a habit to publish the orders to the knowledge of all Central Government employees as soon as DOPT releases them.
DOPT is the coordinating agency that has the power to decide the fate of Central Government employees.
7TH PAY COMMISSION IS YET TO BE ALLOTTED WITH AN OFFICE SPACE – NON AVAILABLITY CERTIFICATE CALLED FOR
Readers must be aware decision to constitute 7th Pay Commission was taken by Government in the month of September 2013. And in the month of February 2014 Prime Minister approved the formation of 7th pay commission. In the same month, Chariman of 7th Pay Commission and other members were appointed.
At the end of February 2014, terms of reference was approved by Cabinet and later in the month of March 2014 7th pay commission terms of reference was notified by Government.
As per the news item reported in Indian Express, 7th Pay commission is yet to be allotted with an office space. It was also reported that since there is no adequate space available at Delhi Ministry of Urban Development could allot required office space to 7th Pay Commission. Presently, the Chairman of 7th Pay Commission has requested Government to issued Non-Availability Certificate so that Commission can look for a private property to accomodate the office of 7th Pay Commission
Source : Indian Express
DA from Jan, 2014 @ 100% to Gramin Dak Sevaks: DoP Order
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi — 110 001.
Dated 16th April, 2014.
All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms. (PAF)/Directors of Accounts (Posts).
Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates w.e.f. 01.01.2014 onwards — reg.
Consequent upon grant of another installment of Dearness Allowance, with effect from 1st January, 2014 to the Central Government Employees vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/1/2014-E-I1 (B) dated27.03.2014, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letter No. 8-1/2012-PAP (Pt.) dated 28.3.2014, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the revised rate with effect from 01.01.2014. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90% to 100% on the basic Time Related Continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st January, 2014.
2. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.
3. The expenditure on this account shall be debited to the Head “Salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No98/FA/2014-CS dated 16/04/2014.
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
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FAQ on Grievance Redress Mechanism in Government of India
FAQ on Grievance Redress Mechanism in Government of India and the role of Department of Administrative reforms and Public Grievances, New Delhi, therein…
The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances is the nodal agency of the Government of India for administrative reforms as well as redressal of public grievances relating to the states in general and those pertaining to Central Government agencies in particular. The Department endeavors to document and disseminate successful good governance practices by way of audio-visual media and publications. The Department also undertakes activities in the field of international exchange and cooperation to promote public service reforms.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM IN GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND THE ROLE OF DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS AND PUBLIC GRIEVANCES, NEW DELHI, THEREIN
||What is the postal address of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances?
||Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, 5th floor, Sardar Patel Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001.
Tele fax – 23741006
||What is the organization structure of grievance redress in Government of India?
||The organization structure comprises of the following nodal agencies for receiving grievances from the citizens :
(a) The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.(DAR&PG) (http://pgportal.gov.in)
(b) The Public Wing in Rashtrapati Bhawan Secretariat. (http://helpline.rb.nic.in)
(c) The Public Wing in the Prime Minister’s Office. d) The Directorate of Public Grievances in Cabinet Secretariat. (DPG) (http://dpg.gov.in) e) The Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare.(DP&PW) (http://pgportal.gov.in/pension/)
All the above nodal agencies receive grievances online through http://pgportal.gov.in as well as by post or by hand in person, from the public.
The grievances received online in the Public Wing of Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Prime Minister’s Office and the DP&PW, also get converged in the http://pgportal.gov.in (For details please refer to Chapter 1 of the bilingual ‘Compilation of Guidelines for Redress of Public Grievances, August 2010’, accessible on Public Grievance portal as above and under ‘Rules and Manuals’ on www.darpg.gov.in)
||What is the mandate of the DAR&PG with regard to grievances?
||As per ‘Allocation of Business Rules 1961’, the following work on grievances is allocated to DAR&PG:-
1. Policy, coordination and monitoring of issues relating to –
(a) Redress of public grievances in general; and
(b) Grievances pertaining to Central Government agencies
||What are the requirements for sending of grievances by post?
||In cases where internet facility is not available or even otherwise, the citizen is free to send his grievance by Post. For this, no form is prescribed. The grievance may be written on any plain sheet of paper or on a Postcard / Inland letter and addressed to the Department.
||After redress, can the grievance be re-opened for further correspondence about it having been closed without details etc.?
||No. In such situations, the citizen will have to lodge a fresh grievance drawing reference to the closed grievance, and call for details. Sometimes, the details are sent by post and mentioned in the final report. The postal delivery may be awaited before lodging a fresh grievance.
||What is the common framework for grievance redress in all Central Ministries / Departments/ Organizations?
||Framework for redress of grievances in all Central Ministries / Departments / Organizations: Every Central Ministry / Department has designated a Joint Secretary or a Director / Deputy Secretary, as its ‘Director of Grievances’.
He / She is the nodal officer for redress of grievances on work areas allocated to that particular Ministry / Department.
||What are the contact details of the Nodal Officers of Public Grievances in |Ministries/Department?
||This list is accessible through- out the year on the Department’s website at www.darpg.nic.in and at www.pgportal.gov.in
||When was pg portal started?
||Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) is operational since 1/6/2007.
||What is the purpose and objectives of pgportal?
||Pgportal is an online system for facilitating citizen for lodging of grievances from anywhere, anytime 24×7. The system enables Ministries/Departments close monitoring of the grievances received for expeditious disposal and upload Action Taken Report.
The citizens can view the status of action taken. There is also a feedback mechanism for satisfaction rating by the complainant of the action taken which may lead to further improvements.
||What type of Public Grievances are heard by the Department?
||The grievances from public as well as from officers and staff received by the Department. These grievances may relate to deficiency in delivery of goods and/ or services by any Government organization, including service and personnel matters.
||What is the system of granting personal hearing on grievances.
||Forenoon of every Wednesday of the week has been earmarked for receiving and hearing of grievances by the Director of Public Grievances in person.
||What are the type of grievances which are not taken up for redress by the department?
||(a). Subjudice cases or any matter concerning judgment given by any court.
(b). Personal and family disputes.
(c). RTI matters.
||What is the role of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) with reference to the grievances concerning Central Ministries/Departments/ Organizations?
||The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances is the chief policy making, monitoring and coordinating Department for public grievances arising from the work of Ministries/Departments/Organizations of the Government of India. The grievances received in the department are forwarded to the Ministries/Departments concerned.
Redressal of grievances is done by respective Ministries/Departments in a decentralized manner. The Department periodically reviews the status of redressal of public grievances under CPGRAMS of Ministries/Departments for speedy disposal of grievances / complaints.
||What is the role of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) with reference to the grievances concerning State Government?
||All grievances relating to State Governments / Union Territory Administrations and Government of NCT Region of Delhi, are to be redressed by the State/ UT/ NCT Government concerned. Citizens are advised to take up matter regarding pendency of their grievances directly with the State Government concerned. In view of federal principle of governance enshrined in the Constitution of India no monitoring is done by the DARPG.
||What procedures are used by DARPG to inform the aggrieved citizen?
||On successful lodging of a grievance an acknowledgment is auto generated on the online system. A grievance received by post is acknowledged within three days of the receipt.
A grievance received by hand is acknowledged at the same time After careful scrutiny, the grievances received in the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances are forwarded to the Ministries/ Departments/Organizations/State Governments/ UTs concerned for appropriate action.
The complainant is also informed about the name and address of the officer and the organization to whom the complaint has been forwarded for action.
||What is the time limit for redress of grievance?
||60 days as per Guidelines. In case of delay an interim reply with reasons for delay is required to be given.
However, this time limit is not mandatory as the grievance redress mechanism is voluntary in nature.
||What action can be taken by the citizen in case of non-redress of his grievance within the prescribed time?
||He may take up the matter with the Director of Public Grievances of the Ministry/Department concerned whose details are available on the pgportal.
||In case of non-redress of a grievance within the stipulated time of 60 days, what action can be taken against the officer concerned?
||No penal provisions have been prescribed in the Guidelines relating to redress of public grievances.
However, in case of any dereliction of duty it is the responsibility of the Ministry/Department concerned, to take disciplinary action against the erring official.
Central Government women employees can get 730 days leave for child care: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. A bench of justices SJ Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High Court which had held that Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules do not permit uninterrupted CCL(Child Care Leave) for 730 days.
“On perusal of circulars and Rule 43-C, it is apparent that a woman government employee having minor children below 18 years can avail CCL for maximum period of 730 days i.e. during the entire service period for taking care of upto two children. The care of children is not for rearing the smaller child but also to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc,” the bench said.
It said that CCL even beyond 730 days can be granted by combining other leave if due and the finding of the High Court was based neither on Rule 43-C nor on guidelines issued by the central government. The court passed the order on a petition filed by a woman government employee Kakali Ghosh challenging government’s decision not to grant her leave of 730 for preparing her son for secondary/senior examinations.
She had first approached Central Administrative Tribunal Calcutta for getting leave. The tribunal had ordered in her favour but the High Court reversed the order after which she moved the apex court.
The apex court set aside the High Court’s order. “We set aside the impugned judgement dated September 18, 2012 passed by the Division Bench of Calcutta High Court, Circuit Bench at Port Blair and affirm the judgement and order dated April 30, 2012 passed by the Tribunal with a direction to the respondents to comply with the directions issued by the Tribunal within three months from the date of receipt/ production of this judgement,” it said.