Recruitment against Sports Quota on the basis of medal winning position in All India Inter University Championships only through Open Advertisement Quota.
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
New Delhi, dated 16th July, 2015
The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata,
The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala,
ThG DG, RDSOz/Lucknow.
Recruitment against Sports Quota on the basis of medal winning position in All India Inter University Championships only through Open Advertisement Quota.
Board’s letter no. (i) 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31-12-2010 (RBE No: 189B/2010) and clarifications/ corrigendum issued thereto.
(ii) 2012/E(Sports)/4(1)/1/Policy Clarification dated 18.04.2012 (RBE No.52/2012).
During the Presidents Secretaries Meeting (PSM) of Railway Sports Promotion Board, held at Rail Bhawan on 18.05.2015, it was decided to stop recruitment of sports persons against sports quota through Talent Scouting, on the basis of medal winning position in All India Inter University Championships, as per Board’s policy letters mentioned above- The proposal has accordingly been considered and approved by Railway Board.
2. It is, accordingly, advised that for all future recruitment (from the year 201-16 onwards) in Grade Pay Rs. 1900/2000 in scale Rs.1900/2000 in scale Rs.5,200-20,200 (PB-I) against sports quota on the basis of medal winning performance (at least 3rd position) in All India Inter University Championships may only be considered for recruitment against Open Advertisement Quota. However, in such cases where trials have already been conducted for recruitment through Talent Scouting, before the date of issue of this letter, the some may be finalized as Per Policy.
3. This issues with approval of Board (MS).
by Director, Estt.(Sports)
Jammu and Kashmir government women employees can now get 2-years child care leave
Srinagar: In a major welfare measure for women employees in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government today approved Child Care leave for them for a period of two years to look after their children.
The Government issued a notification allowing the Child Care leave for its women employees. As per the new provision, a women employee can avail a maximum period of 730 days of child care leave during her entire service for taking care of her two eldest children, an official spokesman said.
He said the leave can be taken to look after the children’s education, illness and other similar requirements. The spokesman said after approval by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the Finance Department has issued the notification incorporating the child care leave in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Leave) Rules.
During the period of child care leave, a woman employee shall be paid leave salary equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave and the child care leave can be combined with any other kind of leave, the spokesman said.
However, the leave shall not be granted for more than three spells in a calendar year, he said. The spokesman said though child care leave can be claimed only after completion of probation period by the employee, yet as a humanitarian gesture, some minimum child care leave can be allowed to a probationer in certain extreme circumstances.
The present PDP-BJP coalition Government in its first budget had announced that the child care leave shall be introduced in the State Leave Rules so that the difficulties faced by working mothers is resolved and women employees get this benefit at par with Central Government employees.
Promotion of Section Officers of CSS to Grade-I (Under Secretary) on ad-hoc basis – reg.
No. 5/3/2015-CS.1 (U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 24th July, 2015
Approval of the President is hereby conveyed for promotion of 48 Section Officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) to Grade-I (Under Secretary) of CSS in PB-3 (Rs.15600-391 00) with Grade Pay of RS.6600/- purely on ‘ad-hoc’ basis for a period up to 31.12.2015 or till the posts are filled up on regular basis, or until further orders whichever is earlier. The ‘ad-hoc’ promotion is subject to the following conditions:
(i) The ad-hoc promotion shall not confer any right to continue in the grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List for regular appointment or to claim seniority in the Grade I of the CSS.
(ii) Ad-hoc appointments may be terminated at any point of time without giving any reason there for.
(iii) The appointment on ad-hoc basis will take effect from the date of assuming the charge of the post of Under Secretary in the Ministry/
Department to which the officer has been allocated.
(iv) The service rendered on ad-hoc basis in the Under Secretary grade would not count for the purpose of seniority in that grade or for promotion to the next higher grade.
(v) The appointment is subject to vigilance clearance in terms of DoPT’s OM No.22034/4/2012-Estt.(D) dated 02.11.2012 and other relevant instructions on the subject. The Ministry/ Department where the officer is working should relieve him/her or promote him/her only after verifying that no disciplinary proceedings are pending or contemplated against the officer.
(vi) The Officers, who have not undergone mandatory Level ‘O’ Training as enjoined in Cadre Training Plan for the CSS, will have to undergo the aforesaid training as per nominations made by this Department.
(vii) No request for retention of the Officers who are transferred on promotion would be entertained.
(viii) The officers who fail to avail ad-hoc promotion would not be considered for ad-hoc promotion for a period of one year from the date of issue of this promotion order.
(ix) Officers undergoing any training other than mandatory training under CSS (CTP) will not be allowed proforma promotion and the officer has to join the post to avail promotion. In this regard attention is invited to this Department’s O.M. No. 21/3/2015-CS.I(P) dated 19.3.2015.
2. The posting of, officers on their promotion is as shown against their names in the Annexure to this OM. Allocation has been made in terms of the proposed revised Rotational Transfer Policy for CSS Officers.
3. The Officers promoted vide this order will be required to join the allocated Ministries/Departments by 27.07.2015 and failure to do so may attract punitive action by DoPT. It will also be incumbent upon the Ministry/Department and the officer concerned not to draw salary beyond the stipulated date. If any Officer fails to join by the stipulated date, the promotion order is liable to be cancelled. Officers covered in this order and presently on deputation should repatriate to the cadre immediately to avail promotion, failing which promotion order will be cancelled.
4. Notification appointing the officers will be issued by the Ministry/Department and a copy of the notification issued should be endorsed to this Department.
5. Web Based Cadre Management System: Promotion of officers have been reflected in the Web Based Cadre Management System. Accordingly, relieving / joining of officers should be immediately updated in the Transfer module of the Web Based Cadre Management System hosted at cscms.nic.in. This is the responsibility of the nodal officers concerned.
6. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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7th Pay Commission must rationalise India’s obese and unwieldy bureaucracy
The Seventh Pay Panel report should press for the rationalisation of government salaries and making bureaucracy leaner and more efficient.
The four-member Seventh Central Pay Commission, led by former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, will soon come up with its recommendations to determine a salary structure for central government employees. As always, the salary structure is supposed to be linked to “the need to attract the most suitable talent to government service, promote efficiency, accountability and responsibility in the work culture, and foster excellence in the public governance system”.
Salaries in government must perforce be benchmarked to the income of the general population as also those of private sector employees. According to a World Bank survey, the average salary of a government employee in the UK during 1995-2000 was £19,000 per year – 1.4 times the average income of British citizens. This ratio was 1.0 in Indonesia, 1.2 in China, 1.4 in the US, 1.5 in South Korea and so on. The average annual income of government employees in India on the other hand was as much as 4.8 times the average income of the Indian citizen.
A disproportionately liberal remuneration package in comparison with the private sector generates an unhealthy clamour for government jobs and distorts the labour market. The bureaucracy also enjoys a plethora of perks such as residential bungalows, cars, a retinue of personal staff and so on, all of which put additional burden on the state exchequer.
An obese and unwieldy bureaucracy is the single most pernicious malady afflicting governance. It clogs the channels of communication, leads to delays, diffusion of responsibility, and spiralling costs. Foreign investors find it harrowing to do business in India on account of what Arun Shourie calls multiple silos in which ministries function, thereby creating a sclerotic system.
Thanks to regular cadre restructures and inter-service competition, the bureaucracy has seen a steady expansion. In 1947 the number of secretariat departments at the Centre was 18. Today, the number of Secretary level officials is over 150. There are as many Additional Secretaries or equivalent, not to speak of a battalion of Joint Secretaries. The authorised IAS cadre strength now exceeds 6,150 – up from 1,230 in 1951.
In the corporate world slimming a workforce by a tenth of its size is standard practice. Why shouldn’t governments do it too if needed? Sweden and Canada have done it and yet managed to retain effective public services. In 1993 then US President Bill Clinton had laid out a blueprint aiming at reducing the federal work force by 2,52,000, designed to bring about a savings of $108 billion over a five-year period.
Recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission (CPC-V) had included a 30% reduction in government jobs over a period of 10 years; reduction of the number of Secretary level posts from 90 to 30; abolishing 3,50,000 vacant posts; pruning the current five to six administrative layers to not more than two; functional multi-tasking and so on. But these recommendations got a quiet burial.
The Indian state today has a lopsided staff structure. Ninety-five per cent of its employees belong to categories ‘C’ and ‘D’. In most states, almost three-fourths of all government employees are parasitical support staff such as peons, chowkidars, drivers and clerks. Nothing has really happened on CPC-VI’s recommendation to phase out Group ‘D’ staff, most of whom are unskilled and sometimes even illiterate.
Government today needs more specialists, fewer generalists. Several senior positions can be better filled by short-term contracts, enabling lateral entry of technocrats, professionals and entrepreneurs to supplement and strengthen a system dominated by the general elite.
Pay panels impose no small burden on the country’s finances. The central fiscal deficit under the impact of CPC-VI jumped from 2.5% in 2007-08 to 6.5% in 2009-10. Post-CPC-V, the annual wage bill of central government employees rose from Rs 21,885 crore in 1996-97 to Rs 43,568 crore in 1999-2000. Likewise, state governments’ expenditure on salaries increased from Rs 51,548 crore to Rs 89,813 crore during the same period, compelling 13 states to seek central help to pay staff salaries.
Again, post CPC-VI, and between 2007-08 and 2013-14, the annual wage bill of central employees more than doubled to Rs 1,15,000 crore. The wage bill of government staff in the states jumped to Rs 2,86,000 crore from Rs 1,36,000 crore. A World Bank study revealed that “employees have effectively captured control over state spending in health and education, and diverted most of it to themselves through salaries, with negative consequences for service delivery”.
While the aam admi – the peasant, the stone breaker, the daily wage earner, the rural landless, the urban slum dweller – toils, these entitled babus take their place in government for granted. No hearts should bleed for privileged government employees battening on their inflation-indexed dearness allowance installments.
Is the Seventh Central Pay Commission listening?
The writer is former Managing Director, Container Corporation of India
Blog Times of India
Guidelines of regularization of GPRA in the name of the eligible spouse / ward of the allottee in the event of death/retirement/transfer
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
New Delhi-110 108.
Dated the 17th July, 2015
Subject: Guidelines on regularization/ allotment of alternate general pool residential accommodation in the name of the eligible spouse / ward of the allottee in the event of death/retirement/transfer of the allottee.
Vide instructions of this Directorate O.M. of even number dated 18.2.2014, guidelines on regularization / allotment of alternate general pool residential accommodation in the name of the eligible spouse / ward of the allottee in the event of death/retirement/transfer of the allottee were issued. On review of the said guidelines, it is found that the issue related to regularization of general pool residential accommodation in the name of eligible spouse/ward of allottee, who owns a house at the place of posting or his / her family owns a house at the place of posting, but his /her policy is covered by allotment of that house has not been inadvertently incorporated in the OM dated 18.2.2014.
2. Therefore, paragraph 2(iv)(f)(i) of the said guidelines is modified and shall be read as below instead of existing entries in the OM dated 18.2.2014:
“Where the allottee or any member of his / her family owns a house at the place of posting where regularization is being sought. However, either one type below accommodation or same accommodation may be regularized in the name of ward / spouse only in case his / her date of priority was covered on the date of retirement of the retiring allottee or on the date of death of the deceased allottee, irrespective of the fact that they are house-owner at the place of their posting subject to the condition that the licence fee is charged on house owing allottees of general pool residential accommodation as per the guidelines from time to time; and.”
Deputy Director of Estates(Policy)
ESM TO CHANGE COURSE OF ACTION
Hunger Strike still continues at Jantar Mantar and the next course of action is declared today for 26th July day of Kargil Vijay. The AFVAI General Secretary Nb Sub G S Sidhu explained the current status of the protest…
To day being 37th day of HS at JANTAR MANTAR, 10 widows and 10 veterans Including Lt gen LAL SINGH ,6 vets fm BIHAR and 1 fm total 27 sat on HS. Approx 30 Offrs of 3 SQD of NDA now highly decorated and another 300 vets were in audience.
HON LT NAR SINGH sir with 11 vet including ex MLA Ex Cpl BHARAT SINGH CHHOKAR fm SAMALKHA Haryana also were at JM. Wing Comdr VINOD NEBB hero of 1965 and 1971 war and in both War veer chakras awardee came second time with his family.
Col INDERJIT SINGH,LT GEN BALBIR SINGH,MAJ GEN SATBIR SINGH,BRIG KARTAR SIGH and myself addressed gathering.
SBI Bank parliament branch Manager with his staff also extended their support to our HS and also donated Rs 5000/-.
Some decisions were announced for 26 July day of KARGIL VIJAY.
1. Marathon run lead by Maj D P SINGH will b org.Route will b finalised tmw.
2. UFEXM and all Offrs Maj gen and above will write a DO LETTER on 26 July and every After 5 days to resign COAS and all Army Cmdrs and this will b continued till they Resign if OROP is not implemented with in few days.
MPs gherao is also consideration.
No MP from any party come to JANTAR MANTAR as they were suppose to come today.
Nb Sub G S SIDHU
Gen Secy AFVAI
LTC advance – 65 days before the proposed date of outward journey
Period for applying LTC advance
A Government servant can draw the Leave Travel Concession advance 65 days before the proposed date of outward journey.
Indian Railways has fixed the advance reservation period as 120 days excluding the date of journey w.e.f. 01.04.2015 for all long distance mail/express trains as well as Shatabdi Express trains.
The issue of any change in instructions relating to drawal of advance for LTC has to be decided keeping in view all factors including changes made by the Railways, as well as financial implications.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Kiranmay Nanda in the Rajya Sabha today.
Sanction of prosecution of government officials
It is stated that total 100,10 & 9 requests have been received against IAS officers, CSS officers & CBI Gr ‘A’ officers respectively.
It is stated that total 66,8 & 6 requests were permitted during the period and prosecution was sanctioned against IAS officers, CSS officers & CBI Gr ‘A’ officers respectively. Year wise breakup is mentioned in the table below:
It is stated that all the aforesaid requests in which sanction for prosecution has been received are still under trial. Hence, there is no input for conviction, acquittal and discharge.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Avinash Pande in the Rajya Sabha today.
Source: PIB News
NFIR Filling up the posts of Loco Inspectors.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
No. 2014/M(L)/467/3 Pt
New Delhi, dated 20.07.2015
Chief Mechanical Engineers,
All Indian Railways.
SUB: Filling up the posts of Loco Inspectors.
While reviewing the running staff and supervisors’ position, it is observed that about 27% of Loco Inspectors (LIs) are lying vacant as on 01.04.2015. Railways which are having vacancies more than IR average of 26.3%, are ECR (52.3%), NCR (39.1%), WR (33.1%), NFR (33.0%) and NR (29.2%).
As the vacancies of LIs are adversely affecting the smooth train operation in Zonal Railways, it is advised that all Zonal Railways should take necessary action expeditiously for filling up of the vacancies of LIs and Should submit a report on action taken in this regard, to this office by 17.08.2015.
Exec. Director Mech. Engg. (Tr.)
Child Care Leave to West Bengal Female Teachers at par with Central Government Employees
Already granted Child Care Leave for maximum period of 2 years (730 days) with effect from Jan 2012 to the female employees of State Government. Now, this 2 years leave facility may be granted to female teachers and non-teaching employees, who are having minor children, working under State Govt/Non Govt aided Schools. The detailed order has been uploaded in the WB Finance Portal and the same reproduced is given below for your ready reference…
Government of West Bengal
Finance (Audit) Department
Howrah – 711 102
Dated, the 17th July, 2015
The matter regarding extension of benefit of the Child Care Leave for a maximum period of 2 (two) years i.e. 730 days to the regular female teaching and non-teaching employees of Government sponsored/Non-Govt. aided Schools, Boards, District Primary School Councils, School Service Commission as well as to the regular female employees of Panchayat Raj and other Local Bodies, Undertakings, Corporations, Statutory Bodies was under active consideration of the State Government.
Now after careful consideration, the Governor is hereby pleased to decide to extend the said benefit to the regular female employees of the educational institutions, establishments, organizations, entities etc. as mentioned above subject to the following conditions –
i) The same will be admissible during the entire period of service for taking care of upto 2 (two) children upto 18 years of their age whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc.
ii) During the period of such leave, the female employees shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.
iii) It may not be granted in more than 3 (three) spells in a calendar year.
iv) It may not be granted for less than 15 days in a spell.
v) Child Care Leave shall not be debited against the leave account.
vi) It may be combined with leave of the kind due and admissible.
vii) Child Care Leave should not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is fully satisfied about the need of Child Care Leave to the probationer. It may also be ensured that the period for which such leave is sanctioned during probation is minimal.
viii) Other terms and conditions as applicable to sanctioning Earned Leave shall be applicable in the matter of sanctioning Child Care Leave. ix) An account for the purpose shall have to be maintained under proper attestation by the leave sanctioning authority.
2.This order shall take effect from 1st August, 2015.”
3. Necessary amendments in the relevant rules or regulations or bye-laws as applicable may be made by the concerned administrative department in due course.
A. K. Das
O.S.D. & E.O. Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
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