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Fixation of pay in the merged Pay Scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000 with Rs. 6500-10500 (5th CPC) in 6th CPC Pay Band-2 + Grade Pay Rs. 4200

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Fixation of pay in the merged pay scale of 5000-8000 and 5500-9000 with 6500-10500 (5th CPC) in Pay Band-2 + Grade Pay 4200 : Early implementation of CAT Ernakulum bench order – reg.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinary
for Central Government Employees
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No. NC-JCM-2018/Fin. (Aco)

April 23, 2018.

Joint Secretary (Pers)
Department of Expenditure
Ministry of Finance
North Block,
New Delhi – 110 001.

Subject : Fixation of pay in the merged Pay Scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000 with Rs. 6500-10500 (5th CPC) in 6th CPC Pay Band-2 + Grade Pay Rs. 4200/.

Reference: Item No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Minutes of the National Anomaly Committee held on 17th July, 2012 circulated vide DOP&T OM F.No. 11/2/2008-JCA dated 13th September, 2012.

Sir,
Kindly refer to Para No. 8.1 of the Minutes of the Meeting of the 6 th CPC National Anomaly Committee held on 17th July, 2012. This is with regard to Item No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 i.e. fixation of pay in revised Pay Scale. The Staff Side in the meeting has reiterated their demand that the pay in the incumbents holding the merged Pay Scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000 should have been fixed by applying the multiplication factor of 1.86 at Rs. 6500 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 implying thereby that the commencement point of the Pay Band-2 should be at Rs. 12090/- based on 6500 x 1.863 = 12090 instead of Rs. 9300/- computed by multiplying Rs. 5000 x 1.86. The Official Side has rejected the demand of the Staff Side and after discussion it was decided that on this issue a disagreement may have to be recorded for referring the same to arbitration. Even though it is more than 5 years after the above decision we are not aware that what action has been taken to implement the decision taken in the National Anomaly Committee Meeting.

In this situation the affected Central Government Employees working in different Ministries have approached Court of Law for getting justice. Recently the CAT Ernakulum Bench in its Order OA No. 180/00569/2014 delivered on 03rd of April, 2018 has upheld the demand of the Staff Side and has given the following direction to the Government of India. The relevant portion of the Judgment is given below for your kind information.

14. It has to be borne in mind that CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 is a Rule notified under the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India made by the President and hence it has a statutory status in the eye of law. Therefore, any interpretation of the provisions in the said Rules has to be in terms of the Rules itself. Any O.M. issued by way of clarification, explanation or prescribing the modalities for fixation of initial pay of the Government Employees as per the revised pay structure can be only in terms of what is stated in the Rules.

15. As observed above, going by the definitions of the terms ‘existing basic pay‘ and ‘existing scale’ in the CDS (RP) Rules, 2008, Rule 7 fixation can be only in accordance with the afore-mentioned definitions of ‘existing basic pay‘ and ‘existing scale‘ only and not by way of administrative O.Ms and instructions contained in Annexure A-1 and Annexure A-2 communications. Therefore, we are inclined to quash and set aside Annexure A-1 and Annexure A-2 communications. We do so. We hold that the applicants are entitled to the declaration as prayed for and that the respondents should be directed to fix the initial pay of the applicants including all the members of Applicant No. 1 association in the revised pay structure by fixing their salary in the revised pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 treating Rs. 6500/- as the existing basic pay as on 01.01.2006 with all consequential benefits. We order accordingly. This order shall be complied within 3 months from the date of receipt of copy of this order.”

In view of the above Judgement it is requested that without further prolonging the matter the above Judgment may be implemented by issuing a general instructions extending the benefit to all the similarly place Employees.

Awaiting for your favourable response please.

Thanking you,

Yours Faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

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Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017

Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017

NO.F.1/15/2018-PPD
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Procurement Policy Division

516, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi,
Dated 24th April, 2018

OFFICE

Subject:  Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017- reg.

Attention is invited to para 10 (b) of the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017 dated 15.06.2017 issued by Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) which inter-alia provides that procuring entities shall endeavour to see that eligibility conditions, including on matters like turnover, production capability and financial strength do not result in unreasonable exclusion of local suppliers who would otherwise be eligible, beyond what is essential for ensuring quality or creditworthiness of the supplier.

2. However, many grievances! complaints are being received that certain Ministries! Departments etc. are apparently not following the above Orders or related instructions issued by this Department from time to time. A provision for vendors to
register grievances related to this Order has also been made in Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP) and Government e-Marketplace (GeM). High level meetings have been organised in this regard and it has been decided to identify such
tenders! agencies and take suitable measures against violation of Government orders. Therefore, it is necessary for Department of Expenditure (DoE) to reiterate its earlier instructions and provisions in various Manuals and Orders with a direction to all Ministriesl Departments! CPSEs to strictly abide by the provisions of Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017.

3. In addition , attention is again invited to para 5.1.1 of Manual for Procurement of Goods 2017, according to which:

(iii) the criteria for eligibility and qualification to be met by the bidder should take care of the supplier’s eligibility to receive such a Government contract. The qualification criteria should take care of the supplier’s past performance, experience,
technical competence and production capacity of the subject goods, financial strength to handle the contract successfully, compliance with environmental protection regulations/ Environment Management System and so on.

(iv) There should be no such qualifications for the bidders that would be advantageous to the foreign manufactured goods at the cost of domestically manufactured goods.

4. As regards EMD! bid security, attention is also invited to the Rule 170 of GFR 2017 regarding bid security which may be strictly adhered.

5. This issues with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

(Pijush Mohanta)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India
Tel 24621305
Email knreddy@govin

To,
Secretaries of All Central Government Ministries/ Departments.

Source: DoE

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Reimbursement in respect of Newspapers purchased/supplied to officers at their residence-guidelines

Reimbursement in respect of Newspapers purchased/supplied to officers at their residence – Guidelines regarding

No. 25(12)/E.Coord-2018
Government of India
Ministry Of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E. Coord. Branch)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 3rd April 201B

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reimbursement in respect of Newspapers purchased/supplied to officers at their residence-guidelines regarding.

Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, vide order no.1 (24)/E.IIA/96 dated 13th September, 1996, had issued guidelines on the subject cited above It has been felt that these guidelines are dated and need to be updated. It has therefore, been decided that in place of the existing practice of getting monthly reimbursement of newspaper on production of newspaper bills, reimbursement for newspaper may be made at the rates mentioned below based on the certification given by the entitled officer:

S. No Level of Officers Reimbursement to be made per
month (In Rs. )
1. Secretary / Secretary
equivalent
As per actuals
2. Additional Secretary/ Additional Secretary equivalent Rs.1100
3. Joint Secretary / Joint Secretary equivalent Rs.850
4. Director / Deputy Secretary / Under Secretary Section Officer or
equivalent
Rs.500
  1. A certificate as per the Annexure, to the effect that expenditure has been incurred on newspaper shall be provided by the officers on half yearly basis to the office for reimbursement.
  2. This issues in supersession to all earlier guidelines Of Department of Expenditure on the subject. The orders will be effective with immediate effect.
  3. The orders will be effective with immediate effect.

sd/-
(H.Atheli)
Director

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Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

F.No. 24(3)/E.Coord/2018
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 26th March 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India.

The Department of Expenditure has from time to time issued instructions on provision of telephone facilities, monetary ceilings on reimbursement to the officers of the Government of India. Given the increasing dependence on telecommunication technology including mobile telephones for carrying out official work, the existing instructions have been comprehensively reviewed, revised and the following instructions are hereby circulated for compliance by all Ministry/Departments, in supersession of all earlier instructions issued by this Department on the subject.

1. Official Telephones

1.1 All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for office telephone with STD facility. For officers of the level below Deputy Secretary, Ministry/Departments may decide in consultation with the Financial Advisers on providing STD facility depending on their functional requirements.

1.2 ISD facility is allowed on official telephones in respect of Administrative Secretaries only.

1.3 All other cases for providing ISD facility on official telephone for officers of the level below Secretary to the Government of India may be decided by the Administrative Secretary in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser.

1.4 Administrative Secretary/ Head of Departments may in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser provide officers below the level of Deputy Secretary official telephones with STD facility on functional basis. This facility should not be given in a routine manner but extreme caution and austerity should be exercised.

1.5 Financial Advisors shall submit a half-yearly report to D/o Expenditure on the number of ISD facility concurred/approved during a financial year.

2. Residential telephones

2.1. All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for one official residential landline telephone with STD facility.

2.2 Residential telephone can be allowed to officials below the rank of Deputy Secretary equivalent on functional basis subject to the condition that this facility shall be restricted to 25% of the sanctioned strength of Group ‘A’ officers in a Ministry/Department. This limit will equally apply to Attached and Subordinate offices.

2.3 ISD facility shall not be allowed on residential telephones.

2.4 Personal staff of Ministers [Private Secretary, Additional Private Secretary and 1st PA of Ministry] and Administrative Secretary [Principal Staff Officer (PSO)/ Senior Principal Private Secretary/ Principal Private Secretary/Private Secretary], Section Officer (Parliament) and Assistant Section Officer (Parliament) are entitled to the facility of one residential landline telephone.

3. Mobile Phone Handsets

3.1 Officers of the level of Secretary and equivalent will be entitled to reimbursement for one mobile handset costing not more than Rs.25,000/-(Rupees Twenty Five thousand only) once during the whole tenure. Global roaming facility shall not be allowed on the mobile connection.

4. Reimbursement of telephone call charges

4.1 Reimbursement of telephone call charges of residential telephone/ mobile phone/broadband/mobile data/data card shall be as per entitlement given below:

SI. No. Level/Designation Limit on reimbursement
1 Secretary to the Government of India and

equivalent level

Rs. 4200/- per month + taxes as applicable
2 Additional Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent level Rs. 3000/- per month + taxes as applicable
3 Joint Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent level Rs. 2700/- per month + taxes as applicable
4 Director/Deputy Secretary to the

Government of India and equivalent level

Rs. 2250/- per month + taxes as applicable
5 Below the rank of Deputy Secretary and
equivalent to the Government of India
(restricted to 50% of the sanctioned strength
of Group ‘A’ officers in a Ministry/
Department/Attached/Subordinate office)
Rs. 1200/- per month + taxes as applicable

4.2 No SIM/data-card will be provided by office.

4.3 There will be no separate ceiling for the landline/ mobile/broadband/mobile data/data card. The amount reimbursable will cover landline and / or mobile /broadband/mobile data/data card connection and shall be limited to the ceiling prescribed or as per actuals whichever is lower. Call charges over and above the ceiling prescribed along with taxes thereon shall be paid by the officers

4.4 The amount shall be reimbursed on submission of bills/receipt by the concerned officer. Officers are at liberty to choose the service provider and the tariff package for residential landline/mobile phones.

4.5 In case where husband and wife are sharing the same residential landline telephone and both are entitled for reimbursement, only one of them will be allowed reimbursement against the residential landline telephone. The claim for mobile phone charges shall be treated separately for each of the officer subject to the entitled ceiling.

4.6 Reimbursement for mobile will be restricted to the officer in whose name the mobile connection is registered.

4.7 The entitlement of an officer drawing pay in a scale intervening between that of Director and Joint Secretary would be at par with that of Deputy Secretary/Director.

4.8 Excess expenditure upto 30% of the ceiling amount (applicable to the officer) can be reimbursed to officers of Joint Secretary equivalent and above and also to Private Secretary/ Officers on Special Duty to the Ministers subject to their submitting a certificate, duly justifying that excess expenditure incurred was for official purpose and unavoidable. This reimbursement would require the concurrence of the Financial Adviser concerned and sanction of the Administrative Secretary/ Secretary Equivalent of the Department/ Organization. In so far as Secretary/ Secretary equivalent officer are concerned, they shall be competent to exercise the aforesaid powers in their own cases. The power to sanction this expenditure shall not be delegated.

4.9 Telephone reimbursement will not be admissible in cases of Leave (of any nature) and trainings which are for more than one calendar month (s).

5. Mobile Facility during official visits abroad

5.1 Officials and delegations visiting abroad for the purpose of short official visits/meeting/conferences/workshops may be provided SIM card by our Mission / Embassy. In case SIM card is not provided by our Mission / Embassy, there will be a monetary ceiling of Rs.2000/- per day for officer above the level of Additional Secretary and equivalent and Rs.1000/- per day for other officers towards reimbursement of call charges.

5.2 No mobile phone facility shall be provided during training period whatsoever including training abroad.

6. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.

S/d,
(H.Atheli)
Director

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Instructions for the purchase of laptops, notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers revised guideline

Instructions for the purchase of laptops, notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers revised guideline

F.No. 08(34)/201 7-E II(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.II(A).Branch

New Delhi, the 20th February, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Instructions for the purchase of laptops/notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers – revised guidelines.

In supersession to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum bearing No. 08(64)/2017-E.II(A) dated 27th September 2016, regarding purchase of Note Book/Lap-Top computers by Ministries/ Departments & delegation of powers thereof, it has been decided that laptop; tablet; notepad; ultra-book; notebook, net-book or devices of similar categories may be issued to officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary and above for discharge of official work. These powers shall continue to be exercised in consultation with the Financial Adviser by the Secretary of the Ministry/ Department or any other authority who are specifically delegated these powers by this Ministry from time to time, duly taking into consideration the functional requirements and budgetary provisions.

2. This would, however, be subject to the following conditions:

(i) Cost of device: The Cost of device including Standard software* shall not exceed Rs. 80,000/-

Standard Software: Any software (Operating System, Antivirus software or MS-Office etc.) that is essential for the running of device towards discharge of official functions/duties.

(ii) Purchase Procedures: As prescribed under GFRS/CVC guidelines may be followed.

(iii) Safety, Security & Maintenance of Device: The officer, who is given the device, shall be personally responsible for its safety and security as well as security of data/information, though the device shall continue to remain Government property. The officer concerned will be at liberty to get the device insured at his personal cost.

(iv) Retention/Replacement of device:

a) No new device may be sanctioned to an officer, who has already been allotted a device, in a Ministry /Department, up to five years. Any further issue of laptop in case of loss/damage beyond repairs within the prescribed period, should be considered only after the cost is recovered from the officer based on the book value after deducting the depreciation.

b) For the purpose of calculation of the book value, a depreciation of 25% per year, on straight line method, be adopted.

c) Post the completion of five years of usage, the officer shall retain the issued device.

(v) Conditions at the time of transfer, Superannuation etc.:

a) ln case where, at the time of purchase of device if the residual service of the officer is less than 5 years or in case the officer is transferred/deputed to State Govt. but with residual service of less than 5 years or the officer leaves the Government Service within 5 years of purchase of such device, the officer concerned will have the option of retaining the device by paying the amounl after deducting the depreciation.

b) Upon transfer/deputation of the officer to other Ministry/ Department Attached/ Subordinate offices of the Government of India or to the State Government in case of Officers of the All India Services, the officer will have the option of retaining the existing device and in case of such retention, this fact should be specifically mentioned in the Last Pay Certificate (LPC).

3. Instructions for Ministries/Departments:

(i) For the officials who are currently holding laptops, notebooks or similar devices in accordance with the provisions of O.M. dt. 27/09/2016, the terms & conditions for retention/disposal of the device shall continue to be governed under the existing instructions of the said O.M.

(ii) The applicability of the provisions of this order to the officers of Armed Forces / Para-Military Forces, officers of MoD & other similar establishments would be subject to restrictions imposed by the concerned departments/organizations duly taking into consideration the security of information. In all such cases the security of the information shall be the responsibility of the concerned department.

4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

(Dr. Bhartendu Kumar Singh)

Directo(E.IIA)

Source: DoE

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DoE: Abolition of Posts

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Abolition of Posts

07 MAR 2018

The Department of Expenditure in its consolidated compendium of instructions/ guidelines dated 12.04.2017 directed all the Ministries/Departments to abolish all the posts which are lying vacant for more than five years and submit a report. At the same time, Department of Expenditure has also decided that now vacant posts would fall under deemed abolished category after a period of two/three years against earlier norm of one year subject to laid down conditions. Deemed abolished posts can be got revived from Department of Expenditure subject to fulfilling of stipulated conditions.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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DoE: Instructions for the purchase of laptops, notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers revised guideline

DoE: Instructions for the purchase of laptops, notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers revised guideline

DoE-Orders-laptops-tablets-ultrabook-revised

DoE

F.No. 08(34)/201 7-E II(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.II(A). Branch

New Delhi, the 20th February, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Subject: Instructions for the purchase of laptops/notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers – revised guidelines.

 

In supersession to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum bearing No. 08(64)/2017-E.II(A) dated 27th September 2016, regarding purchase of Note Book/Lap-Top computers by Ministries / Departments & delegation of powers thereof, it has been decided that laptop; tablet; notepad; ultrabook; notebook, net-book or devices of similar categories may be issued to officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary and above for discharge of official work. These powers shall continue to be exercised in consultation with the Financial Adviser by the Secretary of the Ministry/ Department or any other authority who are specifically delegated these powers by this Ministry from time to time, duly taking into consideration the functional requirements and budgetary provisions.

 

2. This would, however, be subject to the following conditions:

 

(i) Cost of device: The Cost of device including Standard software* shall not exceed Rs.80,000/-

Standard Software: Any software (Operating System, Antivirus software or MS-Office etc.) that is essential for the running of device towards discharge of official functions/duties.

 

(ii) Purchase Procedures: As prescribed under GFRS/CVC guidelines may be followed.

 

(iii) Safety, Security & Maintenance of Device: The officer, who is given the device, shall be personally responsible for its safety and security as well as security of data/information, though the device shall continue to remain Government property. The officer concerned will be at liberty to get the device insured at his personal cost.

 

(iv) Retention/Replacement of device:

a) No new device may be sanctioned to an officer, who has already been allotted a device, in a Ministry /Department, up to five years. Any further issue of laptop in case of loss/damage beyond repairs within the prescribed period, should be considered only after the cost is recovered from the officer based on the book value after deducting the depreciation.
b) For the purpose of calculation of the book value, a depreciation of 25% per year, on straight line method, be adopted.
c) Post the completion of five years of usage, the officer shall retain the issued device.

(v) Conditions at the time of transfer, Superannuation etc.:

a) ln case where, at the time of purchase of device if the residual service of the officer is less than 5 years or in case the officer is transferred/deputed to State Govt. but with residual service of less than 5 years or the officer leaves the Government Service within 5 years of purchase of such device, the officer concerned will have the option of retaining the device by paying the amount after deducting the depreciation.

b) Upon transfer/deputation of the officer to other Ministry/ Department Attached/Sub-ordinate offices of the Government of India or to the State Government in case of Officers of the All India Services, the officer will have the option of retaining the existing device and in case of such retention, this fact should be specifically mentioned in the Last Pay Certificate (LPC).

3. Instructions for Ministries/Departments:

(i) For the officials who are currently holding laptops, notebooks or similar devices in accordance with the provisions of O.M. dt. 2710912016, the terms & conditions for retention/disposal of the device shall continue to be governed under the existing instructions of the said O.M.
(ii) The applicability of the provisions of this order to the officers of Armed Forcesi Para-Military Forces, officers of MoD & other similar establishments would be subject to restrictions imposed by the concerned departments/organizations duly taking into consideration the security of information. In all such cases the security of the information shall be the responsibility of the concerned department.

4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

(Dr. Bhartendu Kumar Singh)
Director (E.llA)

To
1) All Ministries/Departments of Government of lndia
2) All Financial Advisers
3) NlC, D/o Expenditure

 

Source: DoE

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Ministry of Finance: Year End Review 2017 – Regarding 7th Central Pay Commission

Ministry of Finance: Year End Review 2017 – Regarding 7th Central Pay Commission

7TH-CPC-Year-End-Review-201

Enhancing the quality of life remained primary goal for Government when it put into implementation the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission to benefit more than 48 Lakh Central Government Employees.

Department of Expenditure (DOE)

  • General Financial Rules (GFRs), 2017 were released on 7th March, 2017 to enable an improved, efficient and effective framework of fiscal management while providing the necessary flexibility to facilitate timely delivery of services.
  • 7th CPC – On 28th June 2017, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances came into effect from 1st July, 2017 benefitting more than 48 lakh Central Government Employees.

While approving the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the Cabinet had decided to set-up the Committee on Allowances (CoA) in view of substantial changes in the existing provisions and a number of representations received. The 7th CPC adopted a threepronged approach in examining a total of 197 allowances which involved an assessment of the need for continuation of each allowance, appropriateness of the set of people covered by the allowance and rationalisation which involved clubbing of allowances with similar objectives. Based on the examination on these lines, the 7th CPC recommended that 53 allowances be abolished and 37 be subsumed in an existing or a newly proposed allowance. For most of the allowances that were retained, the 7th CPC recommended a raise commensurate with inflation as reflected in the rates of Dearness Allowance (DA).
A new paradigm was evolved to administer the allowances linked to risk and hardship. The myriad allowances, their categories and sub-categories pertaining to civilians employees, CAPF and defence personnel were fitted into a table called the Risk and Hardship Matrix (R&H Matrix).

Source: DoE

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Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Government Buildings – Economy Measures

Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Government Buildings – Economy Measures

LED-CENTRAL-GOVERNMENT-BUILDINGS

Most Immediate

No.25(24)/E.Coord/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 01 December, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Economy Measures – Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Government Buildings – reg.

Reference is invited to this Department’s OM of even number dated 30.10.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to inform that the implementation progress was reviewed again by Group of Officers vide meeting in Cabinet Secretariat on 07.11.2017.

2. All Ministries/Departments were requested to nominate a Nodal Officer and to provide the complete details of all Government Buildings in Delhi as well as outside, within their administrative control, alongwith the status of implementation by 10.11.2017. It is observed that most of the Ministries/Departments have neither nominated a Nodal Officer nor provided the information. Non-receipt of information on time has been viewed adversely.

3. It is requested that Ministries/Departments provide the information as sought to Department of Expenditure by 08.12.2017 positively.

4. Further, all Ministries/Departments should chalk out a time bound action plan to switch over to LED based lightings, not only with respect to their Ministry/Department buildings but buildings of their attached/subordinate offices, autonomous bodies, PSUs etc. The action plan of each Ministry/Department may also be sent to Department of Expenditure latest by 08.12.2017.

(H.Atheli)
Director

To:
All Secretaries of Ministries/Departments

Copy to:
Cabinet Secretariat [Shri S.A.M, Rizvi, Joint Secretary]

Soure: doe.gov.in

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SCoS: Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries

Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)

No. 4(4)/E.Coord/2015
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

 New Delhi, 27th November 2017

Subject: Instructions for processing foreign visits of officers of the Government of India for approval of Screening Committee of Secretaries (SCoS)

Reference is invited to this Department’s OM of even number dated 5th January 2016 on the above subject. Para 22 of the ibid OM provides that ‘Proposals, complete in all respects, seeking approval of SCoS shall be submitted to Department of Expenditure 15 days prior to departure date of delegation’.

2.It has been observed that Ministries/Departments are not submitting their proposals within the stipulated time, often sending proposals one day prior to the departure of the official (s). While it is understandable that requisite approvals and clearances from different agencies/departments take time, it has been observed that Ministries/Departments have been casual in processing their proposals internally without giving due regard to the time frame stipulated for receiving the proposals in Department of Expenditure and seeking approval of the SCoS. Late receipt of proposals for SCoS approval leads to administrative inconveniences both for the SCoS and Ministries/Departments.

3.Hence, Ministries/Departments are directed to ensure that as far as possible, proposals of foreign visits requiring SCoS approval are received 15 days prior to departure date of the delegation but not later than 5 days before date of departure of the delegation. Proposals not adhering to the time frame are liable to be rejected.

S/d,
(H. Atheli)
Director

Source: DoE

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Hospitality by suppliers/ vendors to the Government Officials

Hospitality by suppliers, vendors to the Government Officials: Fin Min Order

No.F.11/13/2017-PPD
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
PP Division

516, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated 24th October, 2017.

Office Memorandum

Subject : Hospitality by suppliers/ vendors to the Government Officials – reg.

It has been brought to the notice of this Department that in the contracts signed with suppliers by some of the Ministries/ Departments have clauses of pre-inspection at the firm’s premises, where there is a provision that the suppliers or the vendors will pay for the travel, stay, hospitality and other expenses of the Inspecting officials. This is not in keeping with need to safeguard the independence of the inspecting teams. Such provisions in contracts need to be discouraged, so that Inspections are not compromised. Necessary steps may be taken to strictly avoid such provisions in the contracts with suppliers/ vendors.

Sd/-
(Vinaya T Likhar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings

Mandatory installation of LED based lighting in all Government buildings

Most Immediate

No.25(24)/E.Coord/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th October, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Economy Measures- Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Government Buildings- reg.

Reference is invited to this Department’s OM of even number dated 04.08.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to inform that the implementation progress was reviewed recently by Group of officers vide meeting in Cabinet Secretariat on 29.09.2017.

2. As per decision taken during the deliberation, all Ministries/Departments
are requested to ensure that replacement work of old bulbs with new LED based
lightnings is completed by 31.10.2017 in your offices including Attached/Subordinate Offices, CPSUs, Autonomous Bodies and field offices.

3. It is requested that Ministries/Departments should apprised Department of
Expenditure with the action taken in this regard by 10.11.2017 positively as per the format attached.

4. Further, each Ministry/Department should nominate a Nodal Officer at the
level of Joint Secretary for monitoring the progress and certifying completion of installation of LED based lightings and energy efficiency measures on behalf of the Ministry/Department. The names of the nominated officers should be provided by 03.11.2017.

(H. Atheli)
Director

To,
All Secretaries of Ministries/Departments

Source: DoE

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DoE: Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme

Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme for 3rd quarter of 2017-18 starting 1st October, 2017 – DoE O.M dated 29.09.2017

F.No.01/04/2016-NS
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 29.09.2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Scheme.

On the basis of the decision of the Government, interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on quarterly basis since 1st April, 2016. Accordingly, the rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the third quarter of financial year 2017-18 starting 1st October, 2017 shall remain unchanged form those notified for the second quarter of FY 2017-18.

2. This has the approval of Finance Minister.

(H. K. Srivastav)
Director (Budget)
Tele – 011-23093569

Source: Department of Expenditure

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Continuation of public funded ongoing schemes beyond 12th Five Year Plan: Instructions

Continuation of public funded ongoing schemes beyond 12th Five Year Plan: Instructions regarding

F.No.42(02))/PF-II/2014
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Public Finance (Central – I) Division

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated – 27th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Continuation of public funded ongoing schemes beyond 12th Five Year Plan: Instructions regarding.

Reference is invited to Department of Expenditure’s OM No.42(02)/PF-
11/2014 dated 2th March, 2017 wherein an interim extension for a period of six months beyond 31st March, 2017 was granted for all ongoing schemes for their continuation beyond 12th Five Year Plan and it was mandated that the appraisal/approval of all such scheme should be completed within this time limit i.e. before the end of September 2017. Most Ministries/Departments are in an advanced stage of concluding the approval process of their schemes and many have already obtained the approval of the competent authority. However, a number of proposals have been received from various Ministries/Department for further extension of this interim extension pending the completion of the required appraisal/approval procedure. In view of the practical difficulties being faced by the Ministries/Departments for completion of this procedure and for smooth implementation of the ongoing schemes, the following instructions are
issued:

I. For schemes where EFCs have already been held and the total project outlay is RS.1000 crore or less, further interim extension of one month time i.e. up to 31st October, 2017 is granted for completion of the approval of the competent authority.

II. For schemes where the EFCs have been held and the budgetary outlay involved is more than Rs.1 000 crore, further interim extension of two months is granted i.e. up to 30th November, 2017 to obtain the approval of the competent authority.

III. For all such schemes with financial implication of more than RS.500 crore which have either not been sent to the Department of Expenditure so far or where the EFCs have not been held so far, further interim extension is granted up to 31st December, 2017 to complete the appraisal and approval process. No further extension of time will be granted thereafter.

IV. As far as pending SFCs are concerned, the appraisal and approval shall be completed before 31st October, 2017.

V. For EFC / SFC proposals for schemes as referred to at para (III) and (IV) above, the Financial Advisers must prepare a list of such schemes which the Ministry/Department is proposing for continuation beyond the 1ih Five Year Plan with timeline for completing the appraisal/approval process with detailed reasons for the inordinate delay in completing the process on time. This information may be sent to the Department of Expenditure by 30th September, 2017.

VI. It may be noted that at the RE stage, the budgetary allocation for such schemes referred to at para (III) and (IV), shall be capped at the BE 2017-18 level and no request for additional outlay in the supplementary will be entertained.

VII. The posts which are created for the schemes shall continue to exist pari passu till the period of extension as the case may be depending on the extent of extension. Further, if the ongoing schemes continue after the prescribed appraisal/approval process in the remaining period of the 14th Finance Commission, the Administrative Ministries/Departments are required to refer the proposals for continuation of such posts beyond the date of this interim extension to the Department of Expenditure.

2. This issues with the approval of the Finance Minister.

(Chittaranjan Dash)
Director (PFC-I)
Tel No. 23093109

All Secretaries to the Government of India
All Financial Advisers to Ministries / Departments of Government of India
Cabinet Secretariat
Prime Minister’s Office
NITI Aayog
Railway Board
Internal circulation

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7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees – DoE Orders on 2.8.2017

7th CPC Transport Allowance: Modification order for Employees in Pay Level 1 & 2

No.21/5/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 2nd August, 2017.

 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees.

 In partial modification of this Department’s OM. of even number dated 07.07.2017 regarding implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees, the President is pleased to decide that Central Government employees who are drawing pay of Rs.24200/- & above in Pay Level 1 & 2 of the Pay Matrix, shall be eligible for grant of Transport Allowance @ Rs.3600/- plus D.A. thereon at the cities mentioned in the Annexure to the above cited OM. and @ Rs.1800/- plus D.A. thereon at all Other Places.

2. All other contents of the above cited OM. dated 07.07.2017 shall remain unchanged.

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

4. These orders will apply to all civilian employees of the Central Government. The orders will also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Service Estimates. In respect of the Armed Forces Personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is attached.

(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

7th-cpc-transport-allowance-modification-DOE-order

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Dues/Outstanding against the Retiree Allottee

Dues/Outstanding against the Retiree Allottee

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DIRECTORATE OF ESTATES
(RENT RECOVERY CELL)
NIRMAN BHAWAN

No.5/23/2013-RR Cell

New Delhi, dated : 8th November, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Dues/Outstanding against the Retiree Allottee – regarding.

Each Allottee has been allotted a unique Allottee Account Number (AAN) for the purpose of posting of licence fee recovery online through the DDO concerned. As soon as the recoveries as posted by the DDOs, they get automatically reflected in the rent card of the allottee. It is mentioned that a system generated software for Rent Assessment is available on the website of Directorate of Estates. The Retiree Allottee can view the Online Licence fee details in respect of the Quarter allotted to them, on the Website of the Directorate of Estates i.e. http:estates.nic.in or www.gpra.nic.in, by logging their ID & Password given by this Directorate, wherein they can get Provisional Rent Assessment details/certificate and can examine/verify the dues pending/outstanding etc. against them and can also obtain the dues position through self or DDO concern.

If any dues or outstanding amount are found, the retiree Allottee should approach their DDO concern urgently and get updated the same, by remitting online posting of Licence fee recoveries in their AAN number on the portal of GPRA. A system generated notification has been generated on the screen of Allottees, to view all the details of the Quarters allotted to them and rent assessed and collected/reported.

(ANUPAM NANDA)
Deputy Director (Rent)

Authority: http://estates.nic.in/

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Revision of rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of general pool residential accommodation and damages for subletting of general pool residential accommodation with effect from 1.7.2016 throughout the country: Partial modification

Revision of rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of general pool residential accommodation and damages for subletting w.e.f. 01.07.2016

No.18011/1/2015-Pol.III
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi 110 108.
Dated the 7 September, 2016 g

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of general pool residential accommodation and damages for subletting of general pool residential accommodation with effect from 1.7.2016 throughout the country: Partial modification Reg.
In partial modification of this Directorate’s Office Memorandum of even number, dated 22nd July, 2016 on the subject noted above, the undersigned is directed to state that the matter of charging damages in cases of unauthorised occupation of GPRA quarters has been reviewed by the competent authority and it has been decided to revise the rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of general pool residential accommodation for various cities and other stations in the country as below and the revised rates of damages will be applicable to all unauthorised occupants as on 1.7.2016 and to those who are subsequently declared unauthorized occupant:

Station
Type of Accommodation and
Rates of Damages to be charged for the first month
Type I to IV Type IV (Special)
to Type VI
and Hostel
Type VII
and Type VIII
Servant Quarters Garages
Delhi 40 times 50 times 55 times 50 times 50 times
Mumbai
(a) Hyderabad Estate,
Belvedere, Pedder
Road, BD Road,
Malabar Hill,
Colaba and Prabhadevi
120 times 120 times 50 times 50 times
Rest of Mumbai 50 times 50 times 50 times 50 times
Station
Type of Accommodation and
Rates of Damages to be charged for the first month
Type I to IV Type V and above
and Hostel
Servant Quarters Garages
Stations other than Delhi and Mumbai 40 times 50 times 50 times 50 times

2. Damages for unauthorised Occupation: The damages will be charged from the date of cancellation of allotment to the date the GPRA is vacated by the unauthorised allotee and the rate of damages for unauthorised occupation for each type of general pool residential accommodation shall increase in telescopic method from second month onwards i.e. for second month – damages + 10% of rate of damages; for third month – damages + 20% of rate of damages; for fourth month – damages 40% of rate of damages; and so on, limiting to the maximum 5 times of rates of damages charged during the first month of unauthorised occupation.
3. Damages for subletting: Telescopic method will be made applicable for unauthorized occupation in proved subletting cases w.e.f 1.7.2016 on all unauthorized occupants as on 1.7.2016 and who will be declared unauthorized henceforth. The rates of damages will be calculated as two times of damages for first month; two times of damages + 10% two times of damages for second month; two times of damages  + 20% two times of damages for third month; two times of damages + 40% two times of
damages forfourth month and so on, limiting to the maximum 5 times of damages charged in such proved subletting cases during the first month.
4. A ready reckoner for calculation of damages as above is attached.
5. Water charges, Furniture charges etc, if applicable, will be charged apart from the above mentioned damages at the normal rates only.
6. This supersedes this Directorate’s GM. of even number dated 4.6.2013 regarding rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of GPRA and OM No.18011/2/2006-Pol.lll dated 22.6.2015 regarding rates of damages for subletting of GPRA throughout the country.

7. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

(Swemanerjee)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

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Exemption of Railways from National Pension System (NPS) as recommended by the Honable Railway Ministers- representation from NFIR

Under Secretary, Govt of India responds to GS/NFIR on the National Pension System

F. No.11/5/2016-PR
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services

2nd Floor, Jeevan Deep Building,
Parliament Street, New Delhi
Dated the 5th August, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Exemption of Railways from National Pension System (NPS) as recommended by the Hon’ble Railway Ministers- representation from National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR)

The undersigned is directed to enclose herewith a representation (in original) dated 26.06.2016 received from NFIR regarding the subject cited above.

2. In this regard, it may be stated that exemption of railways from NPS employees will have a bearing on the exchequer; Department of Expenditure (DoE) may take an appropriate action in this regard.

3. So far as proposals of Hon’ble Railway Minister in this matter is concerned, the reply to issues relevant to this Department were sent to DoE vide this Department’s OM dated 26.02.2016.(Copy enclosed)

sd/-

(Prabhu Dayal)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Signed Copy

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Facility of concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation at the last place of posting to Central Government employees transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K

Clarification on facility of concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation at the last place of posting to Central Government employees transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K.

No.12035/4/2015-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi-110108.

Dated the 24th May, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Clarification on facility of concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation at the last place of posting to Central Government employees transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K.

The concessional retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) to Central Government Civilian employees has been permitted at their last place of posting vide the Directorate of Estates OM No: 12035/31l96-Pol.III dated 79.1998 and OM No: 12035/2/90-Pol.II(Pt.II) dated 15.9.1998 on their transfer to NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K. It has been brought to notice that some Central Government employees who have come on deputation to Delhi and other places and whose parent Offices are located in NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K, on repatriation to their parent Office/Unit request for the facility of concessional retention of GPRA at the last place of deputation.

2. It is clarified that the facility of concessional retention of GPRA at the last place of posting for Central Government employees is permitted only when the allottee of GPRA is transferred to NER, Sikkim, Andaman a Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K from other places and is not permitted to the Central government employees who are repatriated back to his/her parent office in NER, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and to the State of J&K on completion of their deputation from other places.

sd/-
(Swarnali Banerjee)
Deputy Director of Estates(Policy)

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Procedure of applying for General Pool Residential Accommodation under Ladies Pool

Instructions for applicants applying for General Pool residential accommodation (GPRA) under Lady Officers’ Pool

`Married lady officer’ means a lady officer whose marriage is subsisting and who is not judicially separated from her husband. All other women employees fall in single lady officer category

As per the provisions of SR 317-B-8 of the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963, ‘Lady Officers Pool’ is maintained separately for allotment of GPRA to married lady officers and single lady officers in the ratio of 2:1

No.12035/10/84-Pol.II (Vol. II)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 108.
Dated the 5th May, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Instructions for applicants applying for General Pool residential accommodation (GPRA) under Lady Officers’ Pool.

As per the provisions of SR 317-B-8 of the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963, ‘Lady Officers Pool’ is maintained separately for allotment of GPRA to married lady officers and single lady officers in the ratio of 2:1.`Married lady officer’ means a lady officer whose marriage is subsisting and who is not judicially separated from her husband. All other women employees fall in single lady officer category.

2. But, it has been observed in many cases that at the time of applying in DE-II Form, a single lady officer apply under single lady category but after marriage of her, do not update her status in DE-II Form and gets accommodation in single lady officer category despite being married. This allotment violates the existing provisions of the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963.

3. Therefore, it is to inform that the following instructions should be followed strictly by the applicants applying under Lady Officers Pool and also by the Nodal Officer of the office of the applicant:-

a) The personal information furnished in DE-II Form by a woman employee has to be verified by the office of the applicant as to whether the employee is married or single at the time of submission of the Form as well as at the time of acceptance of allotment of GPRA.

b) A single lady officer should update her records in DE-II Form as soon as she gets married and she will be included in the waiting list of married Lady Officers for the eligible type of accommodation and will get allotment of GPRA from married Lady Officer quota only. In case, a Lady Officer is found to have suppressed information of her marriage and gets an allotment of GPRA from single Lady Officer quota, the allotment shall be cancelled and appropriate action shall be taken as per rules.

(Swarnali Banerjee)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Download Directorate of Estates OM No.12035/10/84-Pol.II (Vol. II) dated 05.05.2016

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