CBDT released revised allocation of regionwise posts
Government of India/Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Directorate of Income Tax
New Delhi, 31 March, 2014
In continuation of separate sanction orders of CBDT vide F.No. HRD/CM/102/3/2009 – 10/11/0167 dated le July 2013 for creation of posts in the IRS and grades other than the IRS, and in supercession of all earlier orders regarding distribution of posts in various CCA Regions, posts in various grades in the Income Tax Department are hereby allocated to various cadre controlling Regions, as per Annexure 1.
2.The detailed scheme of allocation of posts will follow.
3.Sanction is also accorded to revision of the designations cadre controlling Regions under Principal Chief Commissioners of Income Tax as under the link:
Dopt orders – Submission of quarterly returns in respect of the Recruitment Rules – regarding
No. AB.14017/61/2008-Estt. (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training –
Dated : the 31st March , 2014
Subject:- Submission of quarterly returns in respect of the Recruitment Rules – regarding.
Attention is invited to Para No. 5.5 of this Department’s O.M. No. AB.14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR) dated 31st December, 2010 wherein it has been stipulated that Quarterly returns in respect of the recruitment rules for service should be sent in time to the Department of Personnel & Training and the Union Public Service Commission (for Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ posts) to enable them to keep a watch on the progress made in finalizing the recruitment rules.
2. It is observed that Ministries/Departments are not sending quarterly returns to this department or UPSC. Therefore, UPSC has requested this Department to collect the information from the Ministries/Departments about the posts which are required to be filled up in consultation with the Commission, but are being filled in a different manner.
3. Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to send the status of Recruitment Rules for all Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ posts to DoP&T and UPSC as on 31.12.2013 by 30.4.2014 and on quarterly basis. It is also requested to send the details of the posts that are required to be filled in consultation with UPSC but are being filled in different manner so that the information can be submitted to the Commission. The quarterly report may be submitted in the enclosed proforma.
( Mukta Goel)
All Ministries/Departments of Government of India.
FAQ on Honorarium – Dopt Orders on 1.4.2014
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
The following FAQs supplement the FAQs in respect of Estt.(Allowances) Section already placed in public domain vide F. No.21011/08/2013-Estt.(AL)
Frequently asked Questions
What are the rates of honorarium admissible to MTS/Group ‘D’ officials when they are appointed to work as Dispatch Rider/Scooter Driver?
The rate of such honorarium is pegged at Rs.10/- per day in terms of this Department’s OM No. No.17011/01/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 17-04-2013
What are the rates of honorarium admissible to MTS/Group ‘D’ officials/ Dispatch Riders/Scooter Drivers when they are appointed to work as Staff Car Drivers?
The rate of such honorarium is pegged at Rs. 20/- per day in terms of this Department’s OM No. No.17011/01/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 17-04-2013
Source : http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/I-11020_1_2014-Estt.AL-31032014.pdf
FAQ on Children Education Allowance Scheme – Dopt Orders on 1.4.2014
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
The following FAQs supplement the FAQs in respect of Estt.(Allowances) Section already placed in public domain vide F. No.21011/08/2013-Estt.(AL)Establishment Allowances Section Children Education Allowance Scheme (CEA)
SI. No. / Frequently Asked Questions / Answer
1.Whether the examination fees as charged by the school is reimbursable?
“Examination fee” has been included as part of reimbursable items as indicated in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2nd September, 2008, subject to the fulfillment of other existing conditions vide) OM No.12011/01/2012-Estt.(AL) dated 31-07-2013. The said orders do not have a retrospective effect.
2. Whether reimbursement of amount of fee paid during 1at and 2nd quarter could be claimed in 3rd or 4th quarter, without the fee receipts of the 3rd and 4th quarter?
No. As it is reimbursement for the whole year, original receipts for the fee paid for the 3rd / 4th quarter has to be submitted to ensure that the child has not dropped out of the school in the mid-session. O.M. No.12011/01/2013-Estt. Allowances dated 23.04.2013 refers.
3. Whether a Government servant is required to give a certificate that the spouse, if earning, has not claimed CEA?
Yes. In terms of O.M. No.12011/01/2013-Estt.(Allowances) dated 23.04.2013, the claimant Government servant is required to furnish an undertaking that reimbursement of CEA has not been claimed in respect of the child by the spouse of the claimant.
Guidelines for providing certain facilities in respect of persons with disabilities who are already employed in Government for efficient performance of their duties.
A need has been felt to issue guidelines to provide certain additional facilities/amenities to the persons with disabilities (PWD) to enable them to effectively discharge their duties. The facilities such as identification of jobs, post recruitment and pre-promotion training, assistive devices, free accessibility, preference in transfer/posting, special casual leave, etc. have been identified as areas which require special attention. The proposed facility indicated in the guidelines should be applicable in respect of such employees working in the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, their attached and subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Enterprises, Cantonment Boards etc.
2. An inter-ministerial committee was formed to finalise guidelines for providing certain facilities in respect of persons with disabilities, who are already employed in efficient discharge of their duties. Based on the discussions held with the stake holders and suggestion received from the stakeholders, the following guidelines are issued to provide certain facilities/amenities to the persons with disabilities:.
A. Identification of jobs
Each Ministry/Department of the Government of India, their attached and subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Enterprises, Cantonment Boards etc. should identify the types of jobs which could be easily performed by them specially for Group B, C and D posts where the number of lobs are more. Such persons should preferably be posted to perform such Identified jobs and they be allowed to continue performing such jobs, as far as possible. If the concerned PWD officer could perform all the jobs as people without disability or could perform several types of jobs efficiently, no effort should be made to instruct them to certain types of jobs only.
B. Post reruitment and pre-promotion training
Induction training is an essential component of the service requirement of an employee. Induction training programme for the persons with disabilities should be imparted together with the other employees.
Job specific post-recruitment as well as pre-prornotion training programmes are required to be organised for the persons with disabilities. Outlining a specific module/norm for training programme for the persons with disabilities common to all the Ministries/Departments and their attached (subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Enterprises, Cantonment Board, etc. may not be possible as the training requirement may be different on the basis of the work pattern. All the Ministries / Departments should take definite action to conduct job specific inclusive training programmes for the persons with disabilities with other employees.
Duration and training contents may be finalized in consultation with the National Institutes under the Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and, if felt necessary, prominent Associations/Federations/Confederations workings in the sphere of disability can be consulted. It should also be ensured that training programmes are conducted at the time of change in job, introduction of new technology, after promotion of the employee, etc. The venue of the training may be fixed as considered suitable for conducting such training. The Ministries/Departments and their offices shall utilize existing Budget provisions for undertaking the aspects of training programme.
The employee with disability shall be placed with an experienced employee for at least one month on resuming responsibility of a post. This would help him to pick up skills required to perform the job and also the adaptations that may be required in individual cases.
C. Providing aids / assistive devices
The persons with disabilities could perform their duties efficiently It they are provided with aids and appliances which are suitable to their needs. Ministries/Departments and their attached and subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Enterprises, Cantonment Board, etc. should assist the persons with disabilities by providing them high tech/latest technology led assistive devices (including low vision aids, hearing aids with battery), special furniture, wheel chairs (motorised if required by the employee), software scanners, computer and other hardware, etc. in accordance with their requirement, which would improve their efficiency.
They should either provide or shall reimburse the cost of such devices with a specific time period for such devices to persons with disabilities in accordance with the price/durability of the special devices, special furniture, software, scanners, computer and other hardware, etc. as fixed by them, in consultation with various National Institutes working in the sphere of disability. A review exercise shall be carried out by the Departments/Ministries every three years to check the
availability or need for introduction of enhanced/upgraded versions of such devices/software etc. They shall utilise their existing budget provisions for providing these facilities.
D. Accessibility and barrier free environment at work place
In addition to the guidelines for modification in all public buildings including Government offices to provide easy accessibility and barrier free environment for PWDs as per the provisions of the PWD Act, all Government offices should take special steps to provide barrier free and accessible work stations to PWD employees, access from main building entrance to their work stations and access to common utility areas such as Toilets, canteens etc. Lifts/elevators should be made accessible by providing Braille signage and audio outputs. Wherever required, suitable colour contrast may also be made available in buildings, utilities, staircases, etc. for the benefit of low vision employees.
E. Preference in Govt. accommodation
The Directorate of Estates may give preference to the persons with disabilities for providing them accessible accommodation near their place of posting and they may be preferred for allotment of ground floor accommodation. Possibility of existing housingaccommodations being renovated to make them conveniently accessible to persons with disabilities, be explored by the Directorate of Estates.
F. Grievance redresal
Some of the employees including persons with disability may be got trained by the empanelled Master Trainers/Offices of various National Institutes working in the sphere of disability to develop their skills in handling grievances relating to PWDs, the Liaison Officer appointed to look after reservation matters for SCs, STs may also act as the Liaison Officer for reservation matters relating to persons with disabilities.The Laison Officer would also look after the issues relating to providing of amenities for the persons with disabilities. In addition, every Ministry/Department, their attached and subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Enterprises, Cantonment Board, etc., would preferably constitute a Grievance Redressai Mechanism headed by the Head of Administration and comprising at least two employees including a PWD having knowledge in disability matters. The Committee so constituted would receive and try to redress the grievances of persons with disabilities within a reasonable time frame.
G. Special Casual Leave
Vide this Department’s OM No. 25011/1/2008.EStt.(A) dated 19.11.2008, a provision of Special Casual Leave for 4 days in a calendar year has been made for the employees of Central Government with disabilities for spedfic requirements relating to disabilities of the official. Further, vide this Department’s OM No. 28016/02/2007-Estt(A) dated 14.11.2007, there is also a provision of 10 days Special Casual Leave in a calendar year subject to exigencies of work for the differently abled Central Government employees with disabilities for participating in Conference/Seminars/Trainings/Workshop related to disability and development to be specified by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
H. Preference in transfer/posting
As far as possible, the persons with disabilities may be exempted from the rotational transfer policy/transfer and be allowed to continue in the same Job, where they would have achieved the desired performance. Further, preference in place of posting at the time of transfer/promotion may be given to the persons with disability subject to the administrative constraints. The practice of considering choice of place of posting in case of persons with disabilities may be continued. To the extent feasible, they may be retained in the same job, where their services could be optimally utilised.
3. Every Ministry/Department in consultation with the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities would arrange for training of the Liaison Officer on “Disability Equality and Etiquettes”.
4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the above instructions to the notice of all appointing authorities under their control, for information and compliance. The Department of Public Enterprises may ensure to give effect the above guidelines in the all the Central Public Sector Enterprises.
Grant of Non-Functional Scale to Section Officers of CSS – Clarification on fixation of pay – Dopt Order
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OMs No.21/36/03-CS.I dated 13.11.2003 and No.5/4/2005-CS.I dated 25.01.2006 on the subject mentioned above. Clarifications have been sought by various cadre units on the manner of fixation of pay of Section Officers upon granting NFS.
2. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Estt.(Pay) Division of this Department, It is clarified that Section Officers who have completed 4 years approved service in the grade may be granted NFS and their pay may be fixed notionally w.e.f. from the 1st July of the year in which they have completed the prescribed approved service with actual financial benefits w.e.f. from the date of assumption of duty in the post of Section Officer, whether on ad hoc or regular basis.
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AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2014
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
DATED: the 31st March, 2014
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – February, 2014
The All-India CPI-IW for February, 2014 increased by 1 point and pegged at 238 (two hundred and thirty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.42 per cent between January, 2014 and February, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.90 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Miscellaneous group contributing 0.34 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Moong Dal, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Milk (Cow & Buffalo), Pure Ghee, Medicine, Barber Charges, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted to some extent by Arhar Dal, Groundnut Oil, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Sugar, etc. putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.73 per cent for February, 2014 as compared to 7.24 per cent for the previous month and 12.06 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 7.56 per cent against 8.94 per cent of the previous month and 14.98 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Quilon recorded the highest increase of 9 points followed by Tiruchirapally & Conoor (6 points each) and Lucknow (5 points). Among others, 4 points rise was registered in 3 centres, 3 points in 2 centres, 2 points in 8 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. On the contrary, Chhindwara reported a decline of 5 points followed by Rourkela & Ajmer (4 points each), 3 points decline was observed in 6 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. Rest of the 20′ centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 36 centres are above All-India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average.
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of March, 2014 will be released on Wednesday, 30 April, 2014. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau,gov. in.
Source: www.labourbureau,gov. in.
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Expected DA from July 2014 – AICPIN for the month of Feb 2014
According to the press release of Labour Bureau, Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers) for February 2014 increased by one point and pegged at 238 from the existing level of 237.
The detailed report of the index will be published soon.
CGHS Orders : extension of validity of empanelment of All Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS.
Government of India
Directorate General Of Central Govt. Health Scheme
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi 110108, dated the 31st March, 2014
Subject: Regarding extension of validity of empanelment of All Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS.
Attention is drawn to the Office Memorandum issued earlier extending validity of empanelment of all health care organizations under CGHS till 31st March, 2014.
2. It has now been decided to extend the validity of empanelment of all Health Care Organizations under CGHS for further period of three months or till finalization of next empanelment of health care organizations under CGHS whichever is earlier on same terms and conditions as defined in OM on which they were empanelled earlier.
Empanelment of public spirited senior level retired Civil / Defence Service Officers as National Level Monitors(NLMs) for monitoring implementation of rural development programmes
Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
Department of Rural Development
Room No 701, Block No 11,
C.G.O. Complex, New Delhi-110003,
Dated the 29th January 2014
Subject : Empanelment of public spirited senior level retired Civil / Defence Service Officers as National Level Monitors(NLMs) for monitoring implementation of rural development programmes.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare D.O. letter No.4/36/2013-P&PW(D) dated the 23rd December, 2013 and to say that the Ministry of Rural Development has evolved a comprehensive system of independent third party monitoring of implementation of its rural development programmes across the country by deputing Individual and Institutional National Level Monitors(NLMs) who are public spirited senior level retired Civil/Defence Service Officers and Academia, for ensuring accountability and transparency in the execution of various programmes of this Ministry. The experience/exposure to rural development and rural development related programmes is required for empanelment as Individual NLM. The empanelment of NLMs are done against open advertisement issued in the leading Newspapers and on the website of the Ministry inviting applications from eligible and willing Individuals and Institutions for empanelment as NLMs. As per the scheme, following categories/level of retired officers having working knowledge on computer use, upto the age of 65 years as on specified date of publication of advertisement, are eligible for empanelment as Individual NLM:
a) ex-service officer from the Armed Forces of the rank of Lt. Colonel and above,
b) retired officers of Para Military Forces having equivalent rank to Lt. Colonel or above in the Armed Forces,
C) retired Central/State Government Officers including IT professionals and Management Experts of the level of Deputy Secretary and above to the GOl,
d) retired Engineers of the rank of Superintendent Engineer and above in Central/State Government,
e) retired officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary in the offices of AGs and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
f) retired police officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police and above.
g) retired professors of any recognized University/Research Institutionsl Scientific organization, and
h) retired PSU/PSB officers of the rank of Deputy General Manager and above
2. This Ministry pays TA/DA and other monitoring charges to the NLMs as per terms and conditions of their services, The reports submitted by the NLMs are sent to the Programme Divisions of this Ministry for taking follow-up action on all the NLM reports. The reports of NLMs are also shared with the District Collector and the Chairman of the Vigilance and Monitoring Committee of the district for corrective measures.
Joint Director (Monitoring)
Telfax — 24362822
Smt. Vandana Sharma,
Joint Secretary (P),
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare,
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi— 110003.