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Catering Policy 2017: NFIR

Catering Policy 2017: NFIR

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No.II/80(i) / Catg. /Policy/2017

Dated: 21/06/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Catering Policy 2017-reg.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. 2016/TG-IIV6001/Pt. dated 27/02/2017
(Commercial Circular No.20/2017
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/TR/10 Pt. dated 27/06/2011.

The Railway Board have since issued catering policy 2017 vide Commercial Circular No. 20/2017 bearing letter No. 2016/TG-III/6001/Pt. dated 27/02/2017.

In this connection, NFIR conveys that pursuant to implementation of catering policy 2010, the Railway Board had consulted the Federation on the issues relating to service conditions of catering. staff and formal meetings were held at the level of AM (T&C) and decisions taken by an agreement with the Federations.

It is surprising to note that the Railway Board have not consulted the Federation while finalizing revised policy as replacement to catering policy 2010. The Departmental Catering Staff are in panicky as they feel that their future will get doomed. It needs to be appreciated that in the course of implementation of catering policy 2010, those Departmental Catering Staff deployed under IRCTC were taken back to Departmental Catering again by the respective Zonal Railways. Now, the revised policy has been brought into force and the Departmental Catering Units wherever exist are being outsourced/contractorized which would again dislocate the Departmental Catering Staff. Chronological events since the year 2013 would prove that Departmental catering staff have been subjected to hardships.
NFIR, therefore, urges upon the Railway Board to convene a meeting at the level of AM(T&C) early to discuss staff related issues arisen consequent to the attempts for implementation of catering policy 2017 for protecting the legitimate interests of Departrnental Catering Staff. Pending discussions and decision, it is also requested that the Catering Units presently manned by Departmental Catering staff on Zonal Railways may be allowed to continue without disturbance.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Ragharvaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Regarding grant of MACP/ACP benefit to SAS qualified officers appointed to the post of Section Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer on the basis of CAG Circular No. 23 staff wing/2016 No. 39 staff(Ent-1) 184-2014 dated 20/06/2016

Regarding grant of MACP/ACP benefit to SAS qualified officers appointed to the post of Section Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer on the basis of CAG Circular No. 23 staff wing/2016 No. 39 staff(Ent-1) 184-2014 dated 20/06/2016

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT-10

क्रमांक: प्रशा/XI/11051/MACP/2016/VOL-I

Dated 22-06-2017

To

PCA (Fys), PCsDA/CsDA

Sub: Regarding grant of MACP/ACP benefit to SAS qualified officers appointed to the post of Section Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer on the basis of CAG Circular No. 23 staff wing/2016 No. 39 staff(Ent-1) 184-2014 dated 20/06/2016

Various reference has been received from different Controllers regarding grant of benefit of ACP/MACP after passing of SAS-ll examination on the basis of CAG Circular No. 23 staff Wing/2016 No. 39 staff(Ent-1) 184-2014 dated 20/06/2016.

In this connection, attention is invited to’ Para 1 and 9 of Annexure of DOP&T OM No.3534/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 19th May 2009, which stipulates that
“…..
1) There shall be three financial upgradations under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion off 10, 20 and 30 years service respectively. Financial upgradation under this scheme will be admissible Whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade pay.

9) Regular service for the purpose of the MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis either on direct recruitment basis or on absorption/re-employment basis. Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. However, past continuous regular service in another Government Department in a post carrying same grade pay prior to regular appointment in a new Department, without a break shall also be counted towards qualifying regular service for the purpose of MACPs only( and not for the regular promotions). However, benefits under the MACPS in such cases shall be considered till the satisfactory completion of the probation period.
…”

Further, it is also intimated that the matter was referred to DoPT, for treating AAO as fresh recruits after passing of SAS Part II Exams and it has been clarified by DOP&T that Departmental Examination is one of the fast track mode of promotion and the appointment on the base of Limited Departmental Examination cannot be treated as direct recruitment and the orders of C & AG dated 20.06.2016 is not consistent with the instructions of the Government. Further, DoPT has opined that treating AAO as a fresh recruits for the purpose of benefit of MACP will be violative of the provisions of RR.

Accordingly, the representations received in this regard may be replied at your end.

(Vishav Jit Gandotra)
For CGDA

Source: www.cgda.nic.in

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Cash Awards to the outstanding sportsperson – enhancement of rates: Department of Posts Order

Cash Awards to the outstanding sportsperson – enhancement of rates: Department of Posts Order

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No.8 -1/2014-WI& Sports
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dt. 20.6.2017

To

All Heads of Postal Circles

Sub: Cash Awards to the outstanding sportsperson – enhancement of rates.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to this office letter no. 11-8/87-WL&Sp. dated 18-05-1993 on the subject mentioned above, and to state that the competent authority has decided to revise the rates of Cash Award to the Sportsperson who achieves 1st, 2nd & 3rd position in the National / International Sports Tournaments held by respective Federations, as indicated below, with immediate effect till further orders

All other terms and conditions will remain unchanged

Position Existing Rates Revised Rates
1st Rs.3000/ - Rs.25,000/-
2nd Rs.2000 / - Rs.20,000/-
3rd Rs. 1500/- Rs. 15,000

(Daisg Barla)
Director(W&S)

Source: NFPE

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Restoration of full pension of absorbee pensioners in view of the order dated 01.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 and Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010

7th CPC Pension Revision: Restoration of full pension of absorbee pensioners in view of the order dated 01.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 and Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010.

F.No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D).Vol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 23rd June, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Restoration of full pension of absorbee pensioners in view of the order dated 01.09.2016 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 and Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010.

The undersigned is directed to say that in accordance with the instructions which existed before 31.03.1995, a Government servant, on absorption in a Public Sector Undertaking or an Autonomous Body, had the option to draw pro-rata gratuity and a lump sum amount in lieu of pension. The option regarding payment of lump sum amount in lieu of monthly pension on absorption in a PSU or autonomous body was available in terms of the instructions issued vide Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 26(18)-E.V(B)/75 dated 08.04.1976, Department of Personnel Training’s O.M. No. 28016/5/85-Estt.(C) dated 31.01.1986 and Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’ O.M. No. 4(12)/85-P&PW dated 31.03.1987. This option was also available to Government employees on absorption in PSUs/autonomous bodies of the State Governments and Joint Sector undertakings in terms of this Department’s O.M. No. 4/43/88-P&PW(D) dated 16.10.1989. The terms and conditions for absorption of Government employees consequent on conversion of a Government Department into a PSU or autonomous body issued vide this Department’s O.M. No. 4/18/87-P&PW(D) dated 5.7.1989 also provided for a similar option of lump sum payment in lieu of monthly pension.

2. In accordance with Rule 37-A of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, incorporated vide Department of Expenditure’s Notification No. 44(l)-E.V./71 dated 09.04.1973, on exercise of the above option, an employee was entitled to a lump sum amount not exceeding the commuted value of one-third of the pension and terminal benefit equal to twice the aforesaid lump-sum amount, subject to the condition that the Government servant surrendered his right of drawing two-thirds of his pension.

3. The option to draw a lump sum amount in lieu of pension was withdrawn vide this Department’s O.M. No. 4/42/91-P&PW(D) dated 31st March, 1995. Accordingly, the erstwhile Rule 37-A was omitted from the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 vide Notification No. 4/42/91-P&PW(D) dated 25.06.1997.

4. In implementation of the Order dated 15.12.1995 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in WP(C) No. 11855/85, instructions were issued vide this Department’s O.M. No. 4/3/86-P&PW(D) dated 30.09.1996 for restoration of one-third commuted portion of pension of Government servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in a PSU/autonomous body. Further instructions were issued, from time to time, for computation and revision of the one-third restored pension of such absorbee pensioners and for payment of the attendant benefits like dearness relief, etc. to such absorbee pensioners. Orders for revision of the one-third restored pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 of such absorbee pensioners were issued vide this Department’s O.M. No 4/38/2008- P&PW(D) dated 15/09/2008, O.M. No. 4/30/2010-P&PW(D) dated 11/07/2013. and O.M. No. 4/38/2008-P&PW(D) dated 04/08/2016. These absorbee pensioners were, however, entitled to dearness relief and age-related additional pension based on the notional full pension.

5. Hon’ble High Court of Judicature of Madras, in its judgement dated 02-08-2007 in Writ Petition no. 22207/2002 filed by one Sh. K. Ganesan, an officer in the office of Controller General of Accounts, held that surrendering of the right for drawal of 2/3rd of Pension after its commutation, as provided under Rule 37-A (b), was repugnant to Section 12 of the Pensions Act, 1871 and that the petitioner was lawfully entitled for the restoration of his pension after the expiry of the period of commutation of 2/3rd pension. Hon’ble High Court, accordingly, directed restoration of 2/3rd pension and payment of arrears accordingly.

6. An SLP(Civil) No. 4054/2008 (converted into Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010) was filed by the Union of India challenging the aforesaid order dated 02-08-2007 of Hon’ble High Court of Judicature of Madras. In its order dated 1.9.2016, Hon’ble Supreme Court found no justification to interfere with the order dated 02.08.2007 of Hon’ble High Court directing restoration of 2/3rd pension in respect of the respondent (Shri K. Ganesan), after the expiry of the requisite period of commutation. The Civil Appeal No. 6048/2010 was accordingly dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court. In the said judgement dated 1.9.2016, similar direction was passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court in the Civil Appeal No. 6371/2010 for restoration of 2/3rd pension in respect of the petitioners, Shri K.L. Dhall, an absorbed employee of Ministry of Civil Aviation and member pensioners of Welfare Association of Central Government Officers, CAD Absorbed in PSU.

7. Review Petitions No. 465/2017 and No. 472/2017 were filed by Union of India in the Supreme Court against the aforesaid order dated 1.9.2016. Instructions were separately issued to the office of Controller General of Accounts and the Ministry of Civil Aviation vide OM No.4/34/2002-P&PW(D).Vol.ll dated 21-12-2016 and OM No. 4/34/2002-P&PW(D).Vol.II dated 21-12-2016 respectively, for implementation of the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court in respect of the petitioner/respondent pensioners in the aforesaid Civil Appeals, subject to the final outcome of the Review Petitions. The aforesaid Review Petitions No. 465/2017 and No. 472/2017 have been dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court on 22.03.2017.

8. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Legal Affairs and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It has been decided to extend the benefit of order dated 02-08-2007 of the Hon’ble Madras High Court and the Order dated 01-09-2016 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to all similarly placed absorbee pensioners. Accordingly, all such absorbee petitioners who had taken 100% lump-sum amount in lieu of pension on absorption in PSUs/Autonomous Bodies in accordance with the then existing Rule 37-A and in whose case 1/3 pension had been restored after 15 years, may be allowed restoration of full pension after expiry of commutation period of 15 years from the date of payment of 100% lump-sum amount.

9. The absorbee pensioners whose full pension is restored in terms of the above instructions would also be entitled to revision of their pension in accordance with the instructions issued from time to time in implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commissions, including the 7th Central Pay Commission.

10. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

11. Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these Orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay & Accounts Officers and Attached subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis and for taking necessary action for implementation of the above instructions. All pension disbursing offices are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of pensioners.

12 This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their ID Note No.1(11)/EV/2017 dated 26-05-2017 and dated 13-6-2017.

13. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(Harjit Singh)
Director

Source: Pensioners Portal

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Leave Entitlement of Casual Labourers with temporary status

No. 01-07/2016-SPB-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001.
Dated: 12, June, 2017

To,
1. All CPMsG
2. All PMsG
3. Director, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National postal Academy,
4. All Directors, PTC
5. All Directors, Postal Accounts
6. Controller, Foreign Mails, Mumbai
7. Heads of all other Administrative Offices.

Subject: Leave Entitlement of Casual Labourers with temporary status.

Sir/Madam

Department of Posts had circulated a Scheme viz. Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme vide Directorate’s letter 45-95/87-SPB-I dated 12.04.1991 which has been amended from time to time.

2. The Directorate has received several representations regarding encashment of accumulated leaves to Casual Labourers with Temporary Status covered under the said Scheme. In this regard, following clarifications are hereby issued in line with DOPT’s Scheme circulated vide its OM No. 51016/2/90 Estt. (C) dated 10.09.1993 and OM No.49014/3/2007-Estt(C) dated 18.10.2007

c) Leave entitlement will be on a pro-rata basis at the rate of one day for every 10 days of work, casual or any other kind of leave, except maternity leave will not be admissible. They will also be allowed to carry forward the leave at their credit on their regularization. They will not be entitled to the benefits of encashment of leave on termination of service for any reason or on their quitting service.

d) The limit on accumulation of total number of leave will be 300 days as in the case of regular Government employees. In other words, Casual Labourers with Temporary Status can accumulate leave up to a maximum of 300 days only.

Yours faithfully,
(Satya Narayana Dash)

Assistant Director General (SPN)

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What are the expectations of Pensioners – PCDA listed 15 points

What are the expectations of Pensioners – PCDA listed 15 points

Expectation From Pensioner

1. Timely Submission of Pension Claims:Application for grant of pension /gratuity /commutation/revision should be submitted to Head of Office/RO concerned. The application should be submitted well in advance so that it reached the PCDA (P) Allahabad office (through HOO) at least three months before the date of your retirement. Only then it can be ensured that the Pension Payment Order (PPO) reaches you (through your HOO/RO) before your retirement.

2. Reminder /queries to know status of a claim: There is thirty days drill for PCDA (P) office for notification of pension/Family Pension (and 60 days drill for Disability/WIP cases). Therefore once a pension claim is sent to the PCDA (P) office, reminders/FAX /queries regarding that claim should not be sent for atleast 35 days (65 days for Disability /WIP cases) from the date your claim is sent by your RO/HOO to PCDA (P). The queries should be sent to the officer-in charge of that section (which can be seen from ‘Organisational structure’ on this Website along with the references/letter number under which claim submitted.

3. Check the PPO: On receipt of an intimation memo relating to notification of your pensionary awards/copy of PPO, you should check that the pensionary awards have been notified correctly as per extent rules.

4. Corrections required in your PPO: If you feel that some correction is required in your PPO, you should contact your RO/Head of Office /Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) for taking up the matter with Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions), Allahabad.

5. In case of anychange in your residential address , you should send an intimation to your PDA/HOO/RO

6. Annual identification: For Annual identification you should appear before your PDA/submit Life Certificate failing which your pension may be stopped.

7. Loss of PPO: Where the P.P.O.(Pension Payment Order) notifying your pensionary awards has been lost you should make a request to your P.D.A. to furnish a Loss Certificate to the P.C.D.A.(P) to obtain a duplicate copy of P.P.O.

8. In case of re-employment in any Central or State govt./Autonomous bodies/Public Sector Undertaking, the full facts of re-employment should be given by you to your PDA (Pension Disbursing Authority) immediately after re-employment occurred. In case of non-re-employment, a declaration to this effect may be given to your PDA, once in a year in the month of May positively.

9. Details of family, post discharge changes: In case you have married after retirement or have children born after retirement , please furnish full details with relevant certificates to your RO/HOO. In case the joint notification of your Family Pension is not done, please ensure that same is done immediately. You can take up the issue through your RO/HOO with the PCDA(P) or other Pension Sanctioning Authority (PSA)

10. In case there is a handicapped child, the details of your family members including the name of handicapped child should be given to your RO/HOO and an acknowledgment should be obtained.

11. In the event of conviction by a court of law, full facts of the case should be reported to the PDA/P.C.D.A.(P).

12. Change of PDA: If you desire to draw your pension from another paying agency you should make a request to your current PDA for transfer of your pension account to the PDA from where you now desire to draw your pension. No reference is required to be made to the Pension Sanctioning Authority i.e. P.C.D.A(P), Allahabad for change of PDA.

13. References to PCDA(P) Office: If you desire to make a reference to the office of PCDA(P), Allahabad on any issue, please quote your PPO No,(under which your PPO was originally sanctioned, and also latest Corrigendum PPO number) apart from other details .

14. For restoration of commuted portion of pension after 15 years, from the date of receipt of commuted value of pension, please apply to the PDA on the prescribed form as PCDA (P) has got no role in this regard.

15. Please nominate the person to whom you want to authorise Life Time Arrear on your demise and submit the nomination form to your PDA. In case you want to change it please submit a change nomination form to your PDA to avoid hardship to your nominee to get the amount of Life Time Arrear .

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Use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under Come & Play Scheme in Badminton, Table Tennis & Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent families

No. 108/01/2016-17/CCSCSB
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 21st June, 2017

CIRCULAR

Subject :- Use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under Come & Play Scheme in Badminton, Table Tennis & Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent families – regarding

The Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board (CCSCSB) under administrative control of the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT), a nodal agency for promotion of Cultural & Sports activities amongst the Central Government Employees in the country, had started a scheme for use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under their Come & Play scheme in Badminton, Table Tennis and Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent families members. The details of the Come & Play Scheme are available at http:(fwww.sportsauthorityofindia.nic.in => Schemes => Come and Play-Scheme.

2. Under the scheme, the Central Government Employees & their dependent family members may use sporting facilities for Badminton, Table Tennis and Fitness Centre (excluding Sauna Facility) of the Sports Authority of India (SAl) at their rates (on monthly basis) or rates available for Central Government employees and their dependent family members, whichever is lower.

3. On submission of monthly payment receipts (in original) of SAl to CCSCSB, the amount charged by SAl will be reimbursed after deducting the amount of Rs. 100/ – (for Badminton and Table Tennis) and Rs. 200/- (for Fitness Centre), directly to their bank accounts linked with Aadhaar number. It may be noted that this scheme is one of indentified scheme of DOPT for DBT on boarding. The bank details (like Account number, Bank & Branch name, IFSC code & Aadhaar Number) may be furnished while submitting payment receipts for reimbursement, directly to the Secretary (CCSCSB), Room No. 361, DOPT, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003.

4. All Ministries / Departments are requested to disseminate this circular for wide publicity in the Ministries / Departments and their attached & subordinate offices.

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary (CCSCSB)
Tel.: 011-24646961

(i) Director / Deputy Secretary (Admn.) of Ministries / Departments of Government of India.
(ii) Di rector, Sports Authority of India, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex, Ea st Gate, Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110003 -with request to provide their sporting facilities of Badminton, Table Tennis& Fitness Centre to the Central Government Employees and their dependent family members under come & Play scheme at concessional rates.
(iii) All Area Welfare Officers nominated by DOPT.
(iv) Presidents/Secretaries of all CGERWAs recognized by DOPT.

Source: DoPT

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Dr Jitendra Singh launches Online Software for Departmental Proceedings

Dr Jitendra Singh launches Online Software for Departmental Proceedings 

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the online Software for Departmental Proceedings, here today.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh complemented the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), CVC and other departments for their collective efforts in this direction. He said that the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been working on the principles of ‘maximum governance, minimum government’, transparency with accountability & citizen centricity and zero tolerance against corruption. The Minister said that the aim of the software is to see that the proceedings are done against corrupt officers and the honest officers are not put to harm due to inordinate delays. He said that the bureaucracy is the tool of governance and the aim of the government is to provide work-friendly environment to the officers. He said that the software will check that the honest officers are not intimidated and it will encourage the transparent functioning in the Government. It will ensure that the malpractices are not spared and the good practices are not punished, he added. He said that the efforts have been made to complete the disciplinary enquiry within 2 years. He said that reducing the timeline in completion of disciplinary proceedings will give faster relief to the honest officers.

The Secretary to Prime Minister, Shri Bhaskar Khulbe said that it is a big achievement accomplished by DoPT to bring departmental proceedings online. He said that delays are inordinate in the entire proceedings structure and this software will address that issue. He also emphasised upon the training of the disciplinary proceeding officials and also mentioned that a ready reckoner on rules and procedures should be available to the disciplinary proceeding officials.

The SS & EO, DoPT, Shri Rajiv Kumar said that DoPT has taken various steps to streamline the process and make it more transparent. This software will help fast track the process of departmental proceedings and bring more transparency in the system, he added.

The Secretary, CVC, Smt. Nilam Sawhney said that the focus of the software is to reduce the pendency in the cases related to disciplinary proceedings.

The online software portal for Departmental Proceedings is as per provisions of All India Service (AIS )(D&A) Rules, 1969, against All India Service officers. There had been serious concerns raised on the enormous time and delay encountered for completion of departmental proceedings instituted against government servants. As per a report of CVC, departmental proceedings which should ideally be completed within 2 years take anywhere from 2 to 7 years for completion. The delay is due to numerous factors which inter alia include delays in furnishing replies by the charged officer, finalisation/acquiring of documents required for proving the charges (listed documents), multiple adjournments during the inquiry process due to non-receipt or delayed receipt of information by the stakeholders and lack of accountability for completion of inquiry and in other stages during the departmental proceedings. To plug the delays and to complete inquiries expeditiously, specific timeframes were recently introduced through amendment to the AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969 which were notified on 20.01.2017. The amendments have provided a timeframe of six months for completion of inquiry. Any further extension will require approval of the disciplinary authority with cogent arguments. Similarly, timeframes have also been introduced for reply of the charged officer on the charge sheet and advice of the UPSC. Amendments have also been made to the analogous provisions of CSS (CCA) Rules in respect of Central Government Employees vide notification dated 02.06.2017.

To augment the amendments made to the rules and to further expedite the inquiry process, the online system for departmental proceedings has been introduced. The online system envisages use of cloud based technology and provides interface to different stakeholders like the Administrative Ministry, which is initiating the inquiry, the Cadre Controlling Authority, Charged Officer, Inquiry Officer etc. through separate modules. All documents required for the conduct of the inquiry will be stored online and authenticated through digital signature/e-signature. Further, all communication between the different stakeholders will be through the system with provision for email and SMS alerts. The software also provides status of all pending cases on real time basis along with alerts for adhering to the timeframes indicated in the rule. It is expected that the online system will enable monitoring of the departmental cases more effectively to complete inquiries within stipulated timeframes and fix accountability at different stages. The online portal will initially be adopted in respect of IAS officers posted in the Central Government and will subsequently be extended to AIS officers in the Central Government as well as Central Group ‘A’ employees. The State Government will also be involved in the subsequent phases for consideration of extension to AIS officers serving in the State Government.

The senior officers of the DoPT were also present on the occasion.

PIB

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Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – Suggestions ; if any, from all concerned including general public

Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – Suggestions ; if any, from all concerned including general public

No.36035/02/2017-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th June, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities – Suggestions; if any, from all concerned including general public.

The undersigned is directed to enclose a copy of draft instructions bringing them in line with THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016 with regard to reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the posts/services Under the Central Government.

2. The issue of reservation in promotion for persons with Disabilities is sub-judice in various cases in the Hon’ble Supreme Court including Civil Appeal No.1567/2017 titled Siddaraju Vs State of Karnataka & Ors and Review Petition (C) No.36/2017 tagged with it.

3.It is requested that the draft instructions may be examined and suggestions, if any, may be sent to this Department within 15 days of the issue of this Office Memorandum through e-mail only at q.sreenivasannic.in and debabrata.d13nic.in

sd/-
(Raju Sarawat)
Under Secretary to the Govt.of India

Authority: http://document.ccis.nic.in/

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CSD Purchasing Process, Eligibility FAQ – AFD Items Car, Motorcycle, TV, Refrigerator, Washing machine etc

CSD Purchasing Process, Eligibility FAQ – AFD Items Car, Motorcycle, TV, Refrigerator, Washing machine etc.

AGAINST FIRM DEMAND (AFD)

Can I purchase all models of AFD-I items (TV, refrigerator, AC etc) through CSD Depots?

No, only models listed in CSD are available through CSD.

A new bike/car/television/refrigerator model was launched yesterday. Can I buy it through CSD? If not, how long will it take for the item to become available through CSD?
All items available in CSD stores go through a strict evaluation process to ensure quality and optimum pricing. Unfortunately, this means that newly-launched products will not be immediately available through CSD. However, the item will be available in CSD stores after a minimum time period of three to four months.

How often can I buy a new television/refrigerator/washing machine etc?
All CSD consumers can purchase these items once in three years.

I am an Ex-Serviceman – am I eligible to buy a 4 wheeler through CSD?
Yes, CSD welcomes the patronage of ex-servicemen under certain conditions.

What are the conditions for purchasing a 4 wheeler through CSD?
The following conditions must be met for purchasing a 4 wheeler through CSD:

CSD

Are all military personnel entitled to purchase 2 wheelers?
Certainly, CSD offers 2 wheelers to every category of the Armed Forces. However, a 2 wheeler can only be purchased every three years.

Do I need any special sanctions in order to purchase a 2 or 4 wheeler?
If so, how do I obtain them? For the convenience of the CSD consumer, no sanction has been placed on the purchase of 2 wheelers. The centralised Car sanction by CS Dte has been discontinued w.e.f. 20 Jul 2015.

Why does the same item have differing costs in different CSD depots?
Unfortunately, CSD is unable to keep costs consistent throughout the country due to differing tax structures of different states.

Are tax benefits available to CSD customers in all states?
Unfortunately, tax benefits are not available in all states. Some states have granted full exemption while others have given certain concessions.

Which states offer full tax exemption on VAT?
The states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have granted full tax exemption to CSD while the Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh etc have granted certain tax concessions.

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Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

No. 11/13 (B)

Dated: 20.06.2017

The Director General (Personnel),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Director General (RHS),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years-reg.

Ref:  NFIR’s letter No. 11/13 (B) dated 10/05/2016, 23/05/2016, 22/08/2016, 25/11/201614/02/2017 & 10/04/2017.

Kind attention is invited to Federation’s letters cited above and my discussions with DG(P) wherein the Federation had requested that the retired Railway Doctors may be allowed to be reappointed upto the age of 70 years on the specific recommendation of concerned CMD for such appointment against a vacant post. As a result of discussions, the DG (P) said that the Board would consider processing the case for permitting the retired Railway Doctors for reappointment subject to the upper age limit being 68 years.

It is, however, learnt that there has been no progress towards revising the existing age limit of 65 years upwardly. Federation, therefore, once again requests to kindly arrange to take necessary action for allowing the reappointment of retired Railway Doctors on the specific approval of concerned CMD atleast upto the age of 68 years.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale

Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale

Dated: 21.06.2017

No. II/6/Part 7

The General Secretaries of,
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

MESSAGE

Brother,

Sub: Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale-reg.

Ref:    (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-92/PM2/16 dated 20/08/1993.

  • Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2001/PM2/12 dated 21/01/2002.
  • Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2011/13M1/2 dated 12/09/2014 & 16/09/2014.
  • NFIR’s letter No. II/6/Part 7 dated 27/05/2017 addressed to Rly., Bd.

NFIR vide its letter dated 27/05/2017 demanded the Railway Board to modify the GDCE Scheme in order to see that the employees working in the same Grade Pay may apply for the post to be filled through GDCE of same Grade Pay/Pay Level.

Discussions were held on the subject on 20th June 2017 with the Board (AM/Staff). Federation feels happy to report that there was broad agreement and those staff working in same Grade Pay will be allowed to appear in the GDCE for the same Grade Pay/Pay Level against safety category posts.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Media Centre/NFIR.

Source : NFIR

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Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)

Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10

 Dated: 20.06.2017

No. IV/NFIR/7CPC (Imp)/R.B.2016/Part I

The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)-reg.

MACPS ‘Very Good’ Benchmarking should be scrapped:

After discussion, it was agreed to send a cogent communication about the Railway employees’ working system for exempting Railways from the revised ‘Very Good’ benchmarking. In this context, NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/DoP&T dated 23/08/2016 addressed to Cabinet Secretary and letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 09/01/2017 addressed to Railway Board may be connected.

7th CPC Pay Matrices and Option for Pay Fixation for those who were granted increment on 1st July or those promoted in between 01/01/2016 and the date of notification:

The Railway Board have clarified that instructions already exist for granting option. NFIR, however, pointed out that on several Zones, the Option opportunity has been denied as the Zonal Railways as well as Divisions have not understood the provisions contained in Board’s instructions and demanded that illustrations be issued by the Railway Board through clarificatory instructions.

After discussion it was agreed to.

Yours fraternally

S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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Representation of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2010 for relaxation in the approved service and subsequently granting NFSG of GP Rs.4200/-

Representation of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2010 for relaxation in the approved service and subsequently granting NFSG of GP Rs.4200/-

No.6/3 /20 16-CS-1I(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-ll0003
Dated: 5th June, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Representation of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2010 for relaxation in the approved service and subsequently granting NFSG of GP Rs.4200/-

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has received several representations from the cadre units as well as from the concerned Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of 2010 batch wherein they have requested to consider their approved service counted from 01.07.2011 instead of 01.07.2012 so that they may get the benefit of NFSG w.e.f 01.07.2016 and appear at the LDCE 2017 of PA Grade to be held in July 2017.

2. The said matter has been examined in this Division in consultation with Establishment Division of this Department and Department of Legal Affairs but the same could not be agreed to.

3. In view of the above, all the cadre units of CSSS are requested to convey the above decision to the concerned accordingly. The cadre units are also advised to follow the existing CSSS Rules/Regulations and other instructions in force while dealing with matters pertaining to above.

(Pradeep A)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

All cadre units of CSSS

Source: DoPT

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Railway Board Order: Revision of minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.04.2017

Revision of minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.04.2017: Railway Board Order RBE No.50/2017

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 50/2017

No. 2016/E (LL)/AT/MW/1

New Delhi dated: 05.06.2017

The General Managers, Zonal Railways, Production Units.
Metro Railway, Kolkata, CORE, Allahabad
The General Managers,(Construction), All Indian Railways
The Director General, RDSO, Lucknow
The DG/Railway Staff College, Vadodara
The Directors, IRICEN, IRIEEN, IRISET, IRIMEE, IRITM
The CAO, COFMOW, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi
The CAO, Rail Coach Factory / Raebareli, Kishan Ganj, Delhi-7
The CAO, Rail Wheel Plant, Bela

Sub: Revision of minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.04.2017

A copy each of Orders No.(i)1/l3(7)/2017-LS.II, (ii) 1/13/(6)/2017-LS.II, (iii) 1/13/(5)2017-LS.II, (iv) 1/13/(4)/2017-LS.II (v) 1/13/(3)2017-LS.II and (vi)1/13/(1)/2017-LS-II dated 20.04.2017 revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in (i) Loading and unloading in goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways, and other goods-sheds, godowns, warehouses and other similar employments (ii) Watch and Ward (Without arms) (iii) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 (iv) Stone mines (v) Construction or Maintenance of Roads or runways or in Building Operations including Laying Down Underground electric, wireless, Radio, Television, Telephone, Telegraph and Overseas Communication Cables and Similar other Underground cabling work, Electric lines, Water supply lines and Sewerage Pipe Lines and (vi) Agriculture respectively is sent herewith for information and strict compliance . The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.04.2017.

2. Railways, being Principal Employer are required to ensure that the contractors are complying with the provisions of the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 and Minimum wages Act,”1948- strictly and arranging prescribed minimum wages to the contract labourers.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Manju)
Jt. Director Establishment

Source: NFIR [Click here to view]

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All States/UTs except the State of Jammu & Kashmir, approves the State GST Act and are ready for the smooth roll-out of GST with effect from 1st July, 2017

All States/UTs except the State of Jammu & Kashmir, approves the State GST Act and are ready for the smooth roll-out of GST with effect from 1st July, 2017

As of today, all the States and Union Territories (having assemblies), except the State of Jammu & Kashmir, have approved the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) Act. The State of Kerala issued an Ordinance today approving State GST Act while the State of West Bengal had issued an Ordinance in this regard on 15th June, 2017. Now only one State is left i.e. the State of J&K which is yet to pass the State GST Act. Thus, almost the entire country including all the 30 States/UTs are now on board and ready for the smooth roll-out of GST with effect from 1st July, 2017.

The details of the States which have passed the State GST Act till today are as follows:

Sl. No. Name of the State Date on which SGST Act passed in the Assembly
1. Telangana Act Passed on 9th April 2017
2. Bihar Act Passed on 24th April, 2017
3. Rajasthan Act Passed on 26th April 2017
4. Jharkhand Act Passed on 27th April, 2017
5. Chhattisgarh Act Passed on 28th April, 2017
6. Uttarakhand Act Passed on 2nd May, 2017
7. Madhya Pradesh Act Passed on 3rd May, 2017
8. Haryana Act Passed on 4th May, 2017
9. Goa Act Passed on 9th May, 2017
10. Gujarat Act Passed on 9th May, 2017
11. Assam Act Passed on 11th May, 2017
12. Arunachal Pradesh Act Passed on 12th May, 2017
13. Andhra Pradesh Act Passed on 16th May, 2017
14. Uttar Pradesh Act Passed on 16th May, 2017 (in both the Houses)
15. Puducherry Act Passed on 17th May, 2017
16. Odisha Act Passed on 19th May, 2017
17. Maharashtra Act Passed on 22nd May, 2017
18. Tripura Act Passed on 25th May, 2017
19. Sikkim Act Passed on 25th May, 2017
20. Mizoram Act Passed on 25th May, 2017
21. Nagaland Act Passed on 27th May, 2017
22. Himachal Pradesh Act Passed on 27th May, 2017
23. Delhi Act Passed on 31st May, 2017
24. Manipur Act Passed on 5th June, 2017
25. Meghalaya Act Passed on 12th June, 2017
26. Karnataka Act Passed on 15th June, 2017
27. West Bengal Ordinance Passed on 15th June, 2017
28. Punjab Act Passed on 19th June, 2017
29. Tamil Nadu Act Passed on 19th June, 2017
30. Kerala Ordinance Passed on 21st June, 2017

STATE YET TO PASS THE SGST ACT

Sl. No. Name of the State
1. Jammu & Kashmir

PIB

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Ex-Servicemen Welfare – ECHS – Grievance Redressal Mechanism

Ex-Servicemen Welfare – ECHS – Grievance Redressal Mechanism : Grievance Redressal Mechanism. Beneficiaries have following options available for seeking redress to their grievances:-

(a) Online.

(i) CPGRAMS. Centralized Public Grievance Redress & Monitoring System run by Deptt of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Govt of India can be accessed on web site http://pgportal.gov. in/.

Grievance related to ECHS are automatically routed to DoESW/Central Org ECHS.

(ii) Army Veterans Grievance Handling Portal. This portal is launched by Army Veteran Cell for redressing grievances of our esteem veterans. The web ID of this portal is indianarmyveterans.gov.in.

(b) E-Mail. E-Mail to the Director (Complaint & Litigation) on his e-mail ID dircomplaints-mod@nic.in.

(c) Normal Post. Forward grievances at following address :- Director (Complaint & Litigation) Central Organisation ECHS Adjutant General’s Branch Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) Maude Lines, Near Blood Bank, Sadar Bazar, Delhi Cantt – 10

Email – dircomplaints-mod@nic.in.

(d) Helpline. Helpline No 1800-114-115 is operationalised from 0900hr to 1700hr (Monday to Friday).

(e) Telephone numbers and e-mail IDs of important functionaries are at Appendix.

(f) Self Attestation. ECHS self attested proforma for dependent Son / Daughter above 18 years of age has been circulated to all Command Headquarters and all Regional Centres vide Central Org ECHS letter No.B/49711-SC/AG/ECHS dated 10 Feb 2017, as additional check for authentication of rightful dependent beneficiary.

Note : Beneficiaries are requested to:-

(i) First approach concerned OIC Polyclinic/Stn HQs/Regional Centre for grievances if any and for resolving the issues expeditiously.
(ii) Lodge their grievances on-line as per Para 3 (a) for resolving them on fast track basis as also monitoring progress on their grievances.

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All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Amendment Rules, 2017

All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Amendment Rules, 2017: Notification dated 15.06.2017

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 15th June, 2017

G.S.R. 596(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (I) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government. after consultation with the State Governments, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Rules, 2007, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Amendment Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Rules, 2007 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 2, after clause (b). the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

“(ba) “competent authority” means the authority as mentioned in sub-rules (7A) and (7B) of rule 9 to decide the representation of the officer reported upon against performance appraisal report disclosed to the member of Service”.

3. In the said rules, after rule 4, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“4A (I) The performance appraisal report shall be generated and written by the officer reported upon electronically in the form as specified in Schedule 2.

(2) The comments of the reporting, reviewing and accepting authority shall be recorded electronically in case he is a government servant.

(3) The political executives may record their comments manually and the performance appraisal report so recorded shall be uploaded electronically as per time frame specified in Schedule 2:

Provided that in certain cases, with the approval of the Government and for reasons to be recorded in writing, performance appraisal report may be generated and written manually by the officer reported upon and any of the reporting authorities, that is, reporting or reviewing or accepting authority as per the guidelines specified by the Central Government from time to time

Provided further that prior approval of the Central Government in consultation with Department of Personnel and Training shall be taken in cases where permanent exemption from electronic filing of performance appraisal report is sought on the grounds of national security, etc. for a particular class of posts”.

4. In the said rules, in rule 5,-

(i) for sub-rule (2). the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely

“(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-rule (4). a performance appraisal report shall also be written when either the reporting or reviewing or accepting authority who is a government servant or the member of the Service reported upon relinquishes charge (other than retirement) of the post, and, in such a case, the report shall be written within the time frame as specified in Schedule 2 for completion of performance appraisal report in paragraph 9 of general guidelines for filling of the performance appraisal report form.”

(ii) for the first and second provisos to sub rule (3). the following provisos shall be substituted. namely

“Provided that only one report shall be written on a member of the Service for a particular period during the course of the financial year:

Provided further that if the member of Service occupies more than one post, the Government shall identify the post (substantive or additional charge) to report or review, well in advance of the relevant assessment year.”

(iii) after sub-rule (3), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

“(3A) In general one person shall write the performance appraisal reports in the capacity of reporting, reviewing or accepting authority for a given period of time

Provided that if more than one person supervises the performance of the member of Service for a given period of time. the Government shall identify the persons to report or review well in advance of the relevant assessment year.”

(iv) sub-rule (7) shall be omitted.

5. In the said rules, in rule 6, sub-rule (4) shall be omitted.

6. In the said rules, in rule 7, sub-rule (2) shall be omitted.

7. In the said rules, after rule 7, the following rules shall be inserted, namely:

7A. Restriction on reporting authority, etc. in certain cases. – Notwithstanding anything contained in rules 5, 6 and 7, it shall not be competent for the reporting authority, reviewing authority or accepting authority to write a performance appraisal report where the authority reporting the performance appraisal report is a government servant, after one month of his retirement from service; and in other cases, after one month of the date on which he demits office.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this rule,-

(a) a Minister shall not be deemed to have demitted the office if he continues to be a Minister in the Council of Ministers with a different portfolio or in the Council of Ministers immediately reconstituted after the previous Council of Ministers of which he was a Minister with the same or a different portfolio provided the Prime Minister or the Chief Minister, as the case may be, continues in office.

(b) a Minister shall be deemed to have demitted the office where pursuant to fresh elections, a new Council of Ministers has been reconstituted, even if the Minister who was in the earlier Council of Ministers finds a place in the new Council of Ministers with the same or different portfolio.

7B. Treating performance appraisal report as non-est. – The performance appraisal report, not recorded in terms of the provisions of these rules and instructions issued thereunder. shall be treated as non-est:

Provided that all the performance appraisal reports filed manually without approval of the Government to do so shall be treated as non-est”.

8. In the said rules, in rule 9,

(i) for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-

“(l) The full annual performance appraisal report, including the overall grade and assessment of integrity, shall be disclosed electronically to the officer reported upon, after finalisation by the accepting authority except in the cases where it is generated manually, to enable the officer reported upon to represent his case.”

(ii) for sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:

“(4) The accepting authority shall within fifteen days from the date of receipt of comments from the officer reported upon forward the same to the reviewing and the reporting authority and call for their views on the comments and the comments of reporting and reviewing authority are required to be sought even if they have retired or demitted or relinquished office, and in case the comments of reporting and reviewing authority are not received within fifteen days from the date of receipt, it shall be presumed that reporting and reviewing authority have no comments to offer.”

(iii) for sub-rule (7), the following sub-rules shall be substituted, namely:

“(7) If the accepting authority is of a level below the Minister in the State or in the Central Government, then the competent authority to decide the representation shall be one level higher than the accepting authority and in such cases the accepting authority shall forward the comments of the officer reported upon along with the views of the reporting authority, reviewing authority and his own views to the competent authority within fifteen days of receipt of the views of the reviewing authority, and the comments of the accepting authority are required to be sought even if he has retired or demitted or relinquished office.

(7A) The competent authority shall consider the comments of the officer reported upon, the views of the reporting authority, reviewing authority and accepting authority and after due consideration, the competent authority may accept them and modify the performance appraisal report with a speaking order and the final grading shall be communicated to the officer reported upon within fifteen days of receipt of the views of the accepting authority.

(7B) If the accepting authority is the Minister in the State (including the Chief Minister) or the Minister in the Centre, then the competent authority to decide the representation will be the accepting authority himself and in such cases the accepting authority shall consider the comments of the officer reported upon, the views of the reporting authority and the reviewing authority and after due consideration may accept them and modify the performance appraisal report accordingly and the decision and final grading shall be communicated to the officer reported upon within fifteen days of receipt of the views of the reviewing authority, and the comments of the reporting and the reviewing authority are required to be sought even if he has retired or demitted or relinquished office.

(7C) If the competent authority has not seen the work for the reporting period, the representation shall be referred to the Referral Board.”

(iv) in sub-rule (9). in clause (a), for the words “and the accepting authority”. the words the accepting authority and the competent authority” shall be substituted;

(v) after clause (b) ofsub-rule (9), the following proviso shall inserted, namely:

“Provided that where the representation has been sent to the Referral Board when the competent authority has not seen the work of the officer reported upon, the Referral Board shall consider the representation of the officer reported upon in the light of the comments of the reporting authority, the reviewing authority and the accepting authority and confirm or modify the performance appraisal report. including the overall grade and the decision of the Referral Board shall be in respect of both factual observations and errors of facts and the decision of the Referral Board shall be final and the final grading shall be communicated to the officer reported upon within fifteen days of receipt of the decision of the Referral Board”.

9. In the said rules. for rule 10, the following rule shall be substituted. namely:-

10. Memorial against assessment. – Nothing in these rules shall be deemed to preclude an officer from making a memorial within the period of ninety days to the President on the performance appraisal report. as provided under rule 25 ofthe All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969:

Provided that in cases where due to unavoidable circumstances it is not possible to make a memorial under these rules within the said period of ninety days, the competent authority may relax the timeline for submission of the memorial.”.

[F.No. 11059/01/2016-AIS-III]

RAJESH KUMAR YADAV,

Under Secy. (Services)

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India. vide number G.S.R. 197(E), dated the 14th March. 2007 and were subsequently amended as under:-

(i) G.S.R. 296 (E), dated 16th April, 2007,
(ii) G.S.R. 256 (E). dated 3lst March, 2008,
(iii) Notification No. 11059/06/2010-AIS(III), dated the 22nd December, 2010.
(iv) Notification No. 11059/03/2012-AIS(III), dated the 19th February, 2013.

RAKESH SUKUL

Source: Dopt.gov.in PDF

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Condonation of deficiency in service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of DSC (Defence Security Corps) personnel: DESW Order dated 20.06.2017

Condonation of deficiency in service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of DSC (Defence Security Corps) personnel: DESW Order dated 20.06.2017

No. 14(02)/2011-D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi
Dated 20th June 2017

To,
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject : Condonation of deficiency in service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of DSC (Defence Security Corps) personnel.

Condonation of deficiency in service for eligibility of service pension has been mentioned in Rule 125 of Pension Regulation Part-l 1961 (Rule 44 of Pension Regulation Part-I 2008). This rule is applicable in all cases except the case mentioned under the Rule125 of Pension Regulation Part-l 1961 (Rule 44 of Pension Regulation Part-l 2008). Deficiency in service for eligibility of Service pension or Reservist pension or Gratuity in lieu may be condoned by competent authority up to 12 month as mentioned in GoI, MoD letter No. 4684/DlR(PEN)/2001 dated 14th August 2001.

2. Representations of the ex-servicemen who have been granted Service pension from Army side and re-employed in DSC are received for condonation of deficiency in service for the 2nd service pension from DSC. The matter has been examined and decided that condonation of deficiency in qualifying service is to be

accorded on merit and in the deserving cases to make individual eligible for at least one service pension. Condonation of deficiency in qualifying service for grant of 2nd service pension in respect of DSC personnel has no merit.

3. It is conveyed that the intention behind condonation of deficiency in service for grant of service pension is that the individual must not be left high & dry but should be made eligible for at least one service pension in View of above, it is clarified that no condonation shall be allowed for grant of second service pension.

4. The Pension Regulation for the Army shall stand amended by inserting item “(iv) an individual who is eligible for 2nd service pension for the service rendered by individual in respect of DSC” below Regulation 44 of Pension Regulation for the Army PM (2008).

5. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No 10(16)/2016/FlN/PEN dated 26/08/2016

7. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-

(K.T. Lepcha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.desw.gov.in [PDF]

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CSD: Implementation of GST at URCs

ADVISORY 10/ 2017: IMPLEMENTATION OF GST AT URCs

GST-CSD

1. The Govt has declared 50% exemption of GST to CSD (copy of relevant extract att as Annx).

2. URCs’ sales to end customers are exempted levy of GST. As a consequence, URCs are exempted from registration for GST and filing of monthly returns etc.

3. URCs need not make any extra efforts in implementation of GST wef 01 Jul 2017, except the following activities:-

(a) Ensure proper accounting of closing stock as on 30 Jun 2017 since, they have to be sold at old selling prices wef 01 Jul 2017.

(b) CSD Depots will be selling the balance stocks as on 30 Jun 2017 at the old rates to URCs. All the stocks received from CSD Depots with old selling prices during July 2017 and the closing stocks at URCs as on 30 Jun 2017 should be sold at old prices as on 30 Jun 2017 to end customer.

(c) No URC should refuse the stocks already demanded by them in the month of Jun 2017, as these stocks have been purchased and supplied to Depots.

(d) Goods purchased by CSD Depots from the companies in GST Regime (wef 01 Jul 2017) will be sold at revised wholesale price. URCs will sell these goods at revised retail price to end customers, which will be communicated by CSD HO in due course of time through their respective depots.

(e) It is advisable to liquidate old stocks at URCs as on 30 Jun 2017 first and then only start selling new stocks.

(f) Dual billing system may be followed, if all the stocks as on 30 Jun 2017 cannot be liquidated and sale of new stocks to be carried out with new rates, if situation warrants.

(g) CS Dte has directed CIMS management to prepare and forward revised software to all URCs, in order to switchover the billing process in GST environment. This is dependent on companies disclosing post GST prices to CSD HO in an early timeframe.

(h) All URCs should maintain the record of purchases and sales meticulously in electronic mode,

(j) The Government is yet to finalise e way bill procedure in GST

environment for collection vehicles that will be used to collect stores from CSD Depots by URCs. Once e way bill is made mandatory for URCs, the same will be intimated.

4. However, as liquor is outside the purview of GST, URCs will continue with the existing system for sale of liquor.

5. This letter supersedes all earlier instrs on the subject and be disseminated to all URCs under respective comd.

Signed copy 

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