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Implementation of Government Decision on 7th CPC recommendations on Risk Allowance

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7th CPC Risk Allowance Clarification – Dopt Orders dt. 29.10.2018

 

No.A-27018/ 01/ 2017-Estt. (AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block No. IV, Room No. 409
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated 29th March, 2018

Office Memorandum

 

Subject: Implementation of Govt. Decision on 7th CPC recommendations on Risk Allowance- reg.

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Deptt’s O.M. of even no. dt. 07.03.2018 (Copy enclosed) vide which Ministries/Departments were requested to provide the details regarding number of employees eligible for Risk Allowance, estimated existing annual expenditure as per the existing rates and estimated annual expenditure if the existing rates are multiplied by the 2.25 factor as decided by the Government.

 

2. Despite remainders, this Department has received comments only from 12 Ministries/Departments which are – M/o Panchayati Raj, D/o Public Enterprises, Cabinet Secretariat, D/o Atomic Energy, D/o Agriculture and Cooperation, Inter-State Council Secretariat, MHA, D/o Justice, D/o Food and Public Administration, M/o External Affairs, M/o Earth Science, D/o Defence, D/o Defence Production.

 

3. It is requested that the aforesaid data may be furnished to this Department in the format prescribed in O.M. dt. 07.03.2018(copy enclosed) at the earliest.

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(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Election Holidays – Grant of Paid Holiday – Dopt Orders on 2.11.2018

Election Holidays – Grant of Paid Holiday – Dopt issued orders on 2.11.2018 due to Bye- elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly in Karnataka

F.No.12/3.2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the November 2 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Bye- elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly in Karnataka Grant of paid holiday regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that, as informed by the Election Commission of India, bye-elections to the following clear vacancies in the Lok Sabha Parliamentary constituencies of Karnataka and State Legislatitive Assembly in the State of Karnataka are to be held on 3.11.2018:

(S.No., Number and of Parliamentary Constituency/State Legislative Assembly Seat)

1.  14  Shimoga PC
2. 9  Bellary (ST) PC
3. 20  Mandya PC
4. 183  Ramanagaram AC
5. 21  Jamkhandi AC

2. In this regard, the guidelines already issued this Department vide OM No.12/14.99-JCA dated 10.10.2001 would have to be followed for the Central Government Offices, Including Industrial Establishments, in the concerned States.

3. The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.

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(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary

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DoPT: Stepping up of pay-Consolidated guidelines

DoPT: Stepping up of pay-Consolidated guidelines

No.4/3/20 17-Estt(Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 26th October, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Stepping up of pay-Consolidated guidelines-reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that the issue of anomaly relating to senior Government employees drawing less pay than their juniors due to application of provisions of FR 22(I)(a)(1) is considered on merits for allowing stepping up pay of the seniors so as to bring it at par with that of the junior in accordance with the guidelines scattered in various OMs noted in the margin. A need has been felt to consolidate guidelines on stepping up of pay at one place keeping in view the provisions of the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, [in short CCS(RP)Rules, 2016] as the frequent references on such issues continue to be received in this Department.

2. Consequent upon implementation of CCS(RP)Rules, 2016, the President is pleased to decide the following:

(i) In order to remove the anomaly of a Government servant promoted or appointed to a higher post on or after 1-1-2016 drawing lower pay in that post than another Government servant junior to him in the lower grade and promoted or appointed subsequently to another identical post, the pay of the senior Government servant in the higher post should be stepped up to a figure equal to the pay as fixed for the junior Government servant in that higher post. The stepping up should be done with effect from the date of promotion or appointment of the junior Government servant and will be subject to the following conditions, namely:

(a) both the junior and the senior Government servants should belong to the same cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted are identical in the same cadre;

(b) the Level in the Pay Matrix of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay should be identical;

(c) the anomaly is directly as a result of the application of the provisions of Fundamental Rule 22(I)(a)(1) read with Rule 13 of CCS(RP)Rules, 2016. For example, if the junior officer was drawing
more pay in the existing pay structure than the senior by virtue of any advance increments granted to him, the provisions of this subrule should not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officer.

(ii) The order relating to re-fixation of the pay of the senior officer in accordance with clause (i) shall be issued under Fundamental Rule 27 and the senior officer shall be entitled to the next increment on completion of his required qualifying service with effect from the date of re-fixation of pay.

3. The following instances/events wherein juniors draw more pay than seniors, do not constitute anomaly and, therefore, stepping up of pay will not be admissible in such events:

(a) Where a senior proceeds on Extra Ordinary Leave which results in postponement of his Date of Next Increment in the lower post and consequently he starts drawing less pay than his junior in the lower grade itself. He, therefore, cannot claim pay parity on promotion even though he may be promoted earlier to the higher grade than his junior(s);

(b) If a senior forgoes/refuses promotion leading to his junior being promoted/appointed to the higher post earlier and the junior draws higher pay than the senior.

(c) If the senior is on deputation while junior avails of the ad-hoc promotion in the cadre, the increased pay drawn by the junior due to ad-hoc/officiating and/or regular promotion following such adhoc promotion in the higher posts vis-à-vis senior, is not an anomaly in strict sense of the term;

(d) If a senior joins the higher post later than the junior, for whatsoever reasons, whereby he starts drawing less pay than the junior. In such cases, senior cannot claim stepping up of pay at par with that
of his junior.

(e) If a senior is appointed later than the junior in the lower post itself whereby he is in receipt of lesser pay than the junior, in such cases also the senior cannot claim pay parity in the higher post if he draws less pay than his junior though he may have been promoted earlier to the higher post.

(f) Where an employee is promoted from lower post to a higher post, his pay is fixed with reference to the pay drawn by him in the lower post under FR22(I)(a)(1) read with Rule 13 of CCS(RP)Rules, 2016 and due to his longer length of service in the lower grade, his pay may get fixed at a higher stage than that of a senior direct recruit appointed to the same higher grade and whose pay is fixed under different set of rules. For example a Senior Secretariat Assistant (SSA) on promotion to the post of Assistant Section Officer (ASO) gets his pay fixed under FR 22(I)(a)(1) with reference to the pay drawn in the post of SSA, whereas the pay of ASO(DR) is fixed under Rule 8 of CCS(RP)Rules, 2016 at the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, applicable to ASO to which he is appointed. In such a case, the senior ASO (DR) cannot claim pay parity with that of the promotee junior ASO.

(g) Where a senior is appointed in higher post on ad-hoc basis and is drawing less pay than his junior who is appointed in the same cadre and in same post on ad-hoc basis subsequently, the senior cannot claim pay parity with reference to the pay of that junior since the ad-hoc officiating service in higher post is reversible and also since full benefits of FR22(I)(a)(I) are not available on ad-hoc promotion but only on regular promotion following such ad-hoc promotion without break.

(h) Where a junior gets more pay due to additional increments earned on acquiring higher qualifications.

Note: The above instances/events are only illustrative and not exhaustive.

4. These orders shall be in supersession of D/o Expenditure’s OM No.F.2(78)-E.III(A)63 dated 2nd February, 1966 and DOP&T’s OM No.4/7/92-Estt(Pay-I) dated 4th November, 1993.

5. This OM is effective from 0 1.01.2016.

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders have been issued after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

7. Hindi version will follow.

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(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

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Transfer on deputation/foreign service of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre posts under the State Governments/ Union Territories or to any entity controlled by and located in the States /UTs – relaxation of para 8.5 of O.M. dated 17.6.2010

Transfer on deputation/foreign service of Central Government Employees – DoPT Orders dt.18.10.2018

Transfer on deputation/foreign service of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre posts under the State Governments/ Union Territories or to any entity controlled by and located in the States /UTs

F.No.2/15/2017-Estt.(Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 18th October, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Transfer on deputation/foreign service of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre posts under the State Governments/ Union Territories or to any entity controlled by and located in the States /UTs – relaxation of para 8.5 of O.M. dated 17.6.2010.

This Department’s OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17th June, 2010 regulates Pay, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Tenure of Deputation / Foreign Service and other terms and conditions on the subject of deputation / foreign service of Central Government employees to ex-cadre posts under the Central Government, State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous

Bodies, Union Territories Administration, local Bodies etc and vice-versa. Subject to its applicability as provided in para 2 of the OM, these instructions cover cases of deputation/foreign service where Central Government is either lending authority or borrowing authority or both.

2. As per para 8.5 of the aforesaid OM, a Central Government employee shall be eligible for deputation / foreign service to posts in State Government / State Government Organisations/Governments of UTs / Government of UT’s Organisations / Autonomous Bodies, Trusts, Societies, PSUs etc. not controlled by the Central Government only after he has completed 9 years of service and is clear from vigilance angle.

3. As per para 10 of the aforesaid OM, any relaxation of these terms and conditions will require the prior concurrence of the Department of Personnel & Training.

4. Various administrative Ministries / Departments / Borrowing Organisations have been approaching this Department for relaxation of the eligibility condition of minimum 9 years of service for proceeding on deputation / foreign service, on case to case basis, citing exigencies, quoting provisions of para 10 of the OM dated 17.06.20 10.

5. The matter has been considered in this Department and it has been decided that Ministries/Departments may consider and allow relaxations to para 8.5 of the OM dated 17.06.2010 with the approval of their Minister-in-charge in following category of cases:-

a) A Central Government employee after completion of 7 years of service in his/her cadre, may be allowed to go on deputation to any State of North Eastern Region and Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep or on foreign service to any entity controlled by and located in the said States/ Union Territories.

b) Central Government employees may be allowed to go on deputation to State Governments /Union Territories or on foreign service to any entity controlled by and located in the States/ Union Territories on spouse ground after completion of 6 years of service in the cadre.

6. The cases not covered by above dispensation will not be considered for relaxation. All other terms and conditions issued vide OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(PayII) dated 17th June, 2010 as amended from time to time will remain unchanged.

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

8. These orders shall come into effect from the date of issue of this OM.

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(A.K. Jaii
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Clarification on modalities of transfer of the NPS contribution to casual labourer with temporary status to their GPF accounts.

Clarification on modalities of transfer of NPS – DoPT Orders dt. 11.10.2018

No.49014/2/2014-Estt.(C)-PT.I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 11th October, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarification on modalities of transfer of the NPS contribution to casual labourer with temporary status to their GPF accounts.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0M No.51016/2/90-Estt (C) dated the 10th September, 1993 vide which a scheme for grant of temporary status to the casual employees was framed. The scheme applied to those casual labourers who were in employment on the date of the issue of the 0M and had rendered one year of continuous service in Central Government offices, which meant that they must have been engaged for a period of at least 240 days (206 days in the of offices observing days week). The scheme did not apply to Departments of Telecom & posts and Ministry of Railways.

2. As the scheme, after rendering three years’ continuous service after conferment of temporary status, the casual labourers were to be treated at par with temporary Group ‘D’ employees for the purpose of contribution to the General Provident Fund. Further, after their regularisation, of the service rendered under temporary status was to counted for of retirement benefits.

3. As per para 8 of the scheme, two out of every three vacancies in Group ‘D’ in respective offices where the casual labourers had been working was to be filled up as per extant recruitment rules and in accordance with the instructions issued by Department of Personnel and Training from amongst casual workers with temporary status. However, regular Group ‘D’ staff rendered surplus for any reason would have prior claim for absorption against existing/future vacancies.

4. Vide the O.M. No.49014/1/2004 -Estt.(C) dated the 26th April, 2004, the above scheme was reviewed in light of introduction of New Pension Scheme in respect of appointed to the Central Government service on or after 1.1.2004. These casual labourers with temporary Status were now to be considered under the NPS and their underlying amount in GPI was credited to them.

5. The 0M dated 26th April, 2004 was quashed by various benches of CAT/High Courts who had decided that the scheme could not modified retrospectively.

6. The position was reviewed in the light of the Court judgements in consultation with the Department of Expenditure. It was then decided vide this Department’s O.M. No. 49014/2/2014- Estt(C) dated 26.02.2016 and 0M. No. dated 28.07.2016 that the casual labourers who had been granted temporary status under the scheme, and have completed 3 years of continuous service after that were entitled to contribute to the General Provident Fund. It was also decided that of the service rendered under temporary status would be counted for the purpose of retirement benefits in respect of those casual labourers who have been regularised in terms of para 8 of the 0M dated 10.09. 1993. This was applicable to all casual labourers covered under the scheme Of 1993 whether they were regularised before or after 31.12.2003.

7. It was emphasised that the benefit of temporary status is available only to those casual labourers who were in employment on the date of the issue of the 0M dated 10th Septetmber, 1993 and were otherwise eligible for it. No grant of temporary status is permissible after that date. The employees erroneously granted temporary status between 10.09.1993 and the date of Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement in Union Of India And Anr vs Mohan Pal. 2002 (3) SCR 613, delivered on April, 2002, will however be deemed to have covered under the scheme of 10.09.93.

8. Subsequent to the issue of this Department’s O. M. 49014/2/2014-Esst(C) dated 26.02.2016 and O.M. No. 49014/2/2014-Estt(C) dated 28.07.2016 several Ministries/ Departments were seeking clarifications as regards to the modalities of transfer of the amount lying in the NPS account to the GPF account of these casual labourers. The matter has been examined in consultation with D/o Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare, D/o Financial Services and D/o Expenditure.

9. D/o Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare have clarified/ stated that the employees’ share or the NPS subscription with interest should withdrawn and deposited in the GPE accounts if these CL-TS regularized after 31.12.2003 and the Government share with interest accrued under NPS should be deposited in Government’s account.

10. Controller General of Accounts (CGA) have furnished following clarifications vide letter No. dt 11.03.2016 on a similar matter which are as under:

(i) Adjustment of Employees contribution in Accounts:- Amount may be credited to individual GPF Account and the account may he recasted permitting up-to-dare interest (Authority-FR-16 & Rule / of GPF Rules)

(ii) Adjustment Of Government contribution under NPS in Accounts. TO be accounted for as (-) Dr. to object heads Recoveries under major Head 2071- Pension and Other Retirement benefit-Minor Head 911- Deduct Recoveries Of over payment (GAR 35 and para 3.10 of List of Major and Minor Heads of Accounts)

(iii) Adjustment of increased value of subscription on account of appreciation of investment- may be for crediting the amount Govt. account under Contribution towards pensions and other Retirement Benefits 800- Other Receipts (Note under the above Head in LMMHA).

11. The principle underlying the consideration of the case of CL(TS) is that Casual labourers Who were covered under the scheme Of 1993 and have been regularised in terms Of the above scheme were entitled to GPF and Old Pension scheme even if they were regularised after 31.12,2003.

12. Furthermore. as per Dio Expenditure/CGA, if the kr•nefits under old pension scheme are to allowed to a retired employee, who had contributed towards NPS at any stage. the entire NPS accumulations i.e. employee’s contribution + Government’s matching contribution + appreciation thereon should be remitted into the accredited bank of the PAO concerned and the accounting procedure will be same in this case as prescribed at par 10 above.

13. All Ministries/Departments are requested to settle the matter explained amve If any further clarification is needed in the matter, they should approach CGA (Controller General of Accounts) directly, since CGA is the accounting agency and is competent to clarify the matter.

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(N.Sriraman)
Director (Establishment)

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Nomination of Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for the calendar years 2019 and 2020

Nomination of Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for the calendar years 2019 and 2020

No. 32/12/2018-Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Welfare Division)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated the 13th August, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Nomination of Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for the calendar years 2019 and 2020-regarding.

The Department of Personnel & Training nominate Gazetted Officers as Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for residential colonies to look after the Welfare of Central Government employees and their families. Area Welfare Officer is only a functional arrangement to provide a link between the Central Government Employees residing in various colonies and the concerned civic and other agencies providing service to them. A list of functions of Area Welfare Officer is enclosed at Annexure-I. Criteria for selection of AWO are enclosed at Annexure-II. The functions of AWOs are official in nature and are performed by them on honorary and voluntary basis. Only those officers who are willing to function as Area Welfare Officer and can spare time for welfare work will be considered for nomination. The Area Welfare Officers serve as a vital link between the Government and residents in various matters relating to the welfare of Government employees residing in various colonies.

2. The tenure of the Area Welfare Officers shall be for a period of two years (w.e.f. 1.01.2019 to 31.12.2020) or till the services are required by the Government whichever is earlier. The Area Welfare Officers are entitled to use office stationery and service postage stamps etc. for discharging their duties as AWO. They are allowed to leave office, with prior permission, for meeting the civic/police authorities for solving the problems of the residents of their localities.

3. The applicant should not be an office bearer of any Central Government Residents Welfare Association or any other Central Government employees Association. Further, officers seeking nomination as AWO should preferably have a residential telephone/mobile number. No facility for re-imbursement of expenditure incurred on account of telephone rent/call chargers etc. will be admissible to the AWO nominated by DoPT.

4. Applications from those officers, who are willing to work in honorary and voluntary capacity, as Area Welfare Officers, duly recommended by the Department/administrative authority concerned may be forwarded and must reach the undersigned within 45 days from the date of issue of this O.M.

A format application is also enclosed at Annexure-III.

Yours faithfully,
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary (RWA)

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Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance

7th CPC Training Allowance – DoPT Order dt.13.9.2018

Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance

F.No.13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
[Training Division (IST/IIPA)]

Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67
Dated: September 13, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance.

In continuation of this Department’s O.M. No.13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref dated October 24, 2017 on the subject cited above, the undersigned is directed to state that the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has conveyed their ex-post facto approval for the applicability of the OM No. 13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref dated October 24, 2017 to the employees belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the presumption that any government servant, who is not a permanent faculty and joins the training academies/institutes/establishments as a faculty is entitled to training allowance vide their ID Note 124/03-2017/Vol.II dated July 2, 2018.

2. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

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(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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DoPT Order: Grant of Paid Holiday on Election Date

DoPT Order: Grant of Paid Holiday on Election Date

Grant of Paid Holiday to employees on the day of poll

Bye election to fill clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya – 2018 – Grant of paid holiday

No. 12/3/2016-JCA-2

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 16th August, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bye election to fill clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya – 2018 – Grant of paid holiday – regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that in connection with the Bye Election to fill clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya (35-Ranikor (ST) and 51-South Tura (ST) to be held on 23.08.2018 (Thursday), the guidelines already issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001 (copy enclosed) would have to be followed for the Central Government Offices including industrial Establishments covered by the said OM.

2. The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.

(Debabrata Das)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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DoPT Order: Half Day Holiday on 17th August, 2018 – Demise of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India

DoPT Order: Half Day Holiday on 17th August, 2018 – Demise of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India

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F.No.12/2/2007-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 16th August, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Half Day Holiday on 17th August, 2018 – Demise of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India.

It has been decided that there will be half-day holiday in the afternoon of 17th August, 2018 in all Central Government Offices and CPSUs throughout the country to enable the people to attend the State Funeral which will take place at ‘Smriti Sthal‘, New Delhi/ Pay homage to former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

2. All Ministries/Departments may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.

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(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government administrative offices

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DoPT Orders Aug 2018: Change of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) Holiday on 23.8.2018

F. No. 12/4/2018-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th August, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.

As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s O.M.No.12/3/2017-JCA-2 dated the 14th June, 2017, the holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) falls on Wednesday the 22nd August, 2018. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Id-ul-Zuha will be celebrated on 23rd August, 2018. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the holiday to 23rd August, 2018 in place of 22nd August, 2018 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.

2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.

Hindi version will follow.

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(Jugal Singh)
Deputy Secretary Government of India

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Proposal to include Central Asian Countries with the ambit of LTC facility for Government employees

Central Staff Visit Central Asian Countries on LTC Very Soon!

Proposal to include Central Asian Countries with the ambit of LTC facility for Government employees – DoPT

F.No.31011/5/2018-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Persons
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

New Delhi, 17th July, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Proposal to include Central Asian Countries with the ambit of LTC facility for Government employees.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the proposal of Ministry of External Affairs to include five Central Asian Countries namely Kazakhstan. Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan under the scheme of LTC with some ceiling and to seek the comments of Ministry Civil Aviation (MOCA), Ministry of tourism (MOT), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Department of Expenditure at the earliest possible.

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(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Leave to a Central Government servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty

Leave to a Central Government servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty – DoPT

Leave-Central-Government-Servant

No 18017/1/2014-Estt (L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 17.07.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Leave to a Government servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty – Reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 have been amended vide Notification G.S.R. No. 438 (E) dated 03.04.2018 (copy enclosed) to bring them in conformity with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. Accordingly, it has now been decided that leave applied under rule 20, shall not be refused or revoked without reference to the Medical Authority, whose advice shall be binding. Further, any leave debited for the period(s) granted after receipt of the certificate of disability of the Medical Authority, shall be remitted back into the leave account of the Government servant. The Certificate of Disability is required to be issued in Form ‘3A’ which should be signed by a Government doctor of a Government medical board. Further, a Government servant who is granted leave in accordance with the provisions of clause (b) of sub rule (1) of rule 20 of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, the provisions of section 20 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016(49 of 2016) shall, suo-motu, apply.

2. These orders are to be effective from 19.04.2017.

3. Hindi Version will follow.

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(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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7th CPC on Over Time Allowance – DoPT Orders dated 19.6.2018

7th CPC on Over Time Allowance – DoPT Orders dated 19.6.2018

No.A-27016/03/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi – 110067
Date: 19th June, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowance – reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per Dept. of Expenditure’s Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017, following is the decision of Government on Overtime Allowance (OTA):

“Ministries/ Departments to prepare a list of those staff coming under the category of ‘Operational Staff’. Rates of Overtime Allowance not to be revised upwards”.

2. Further it has been clarified by the Dept. of Expenditure that the Government has decided that given the rise in the pay over the years, the recommendations of the 7th CPC to discontinue OTA for categories other than Operational Staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions may be accepted.

3. Accordingly, it has been decided to implement the aforesaid decision of the Government on Overtime Allowance across all the Ministries / Departments and attached and subordinate office of the Government of India. The following definition shall be used to define Operational Staff.

“All non-ministerial non-gazetted Central Government servants directly involved in smooth operation of the office including those tasked with operation of some electrical or mechanical equipment.”

4. The concerned Administration Wing of the Ministries / Departments will prepare a list of operational Staff with full justification based on the above parameters for inclusion of a particular category of staff in the list of operational staff with the approval of IS (Admn.) and Financial Adviser of the concerned Ministry / Department.

5. The grant of OTA may be linked to biometric attendance subject to the conditions mentioned below.

a) OTA should be paid only when his/ her senior officer directs the concerned employee(s) in writing for staying back in office to attend urgent nature of work.

b) The OTA will be calculated on the basis of biometric attendance.

c) The OTA for Staff Car Drivers should be linked with biometric system as normally, the designated parking is allotted in the office building. However, in cases where the parking lot is provided far from office, the Staff Car Driver would mark his/ her attendance while leaving from his office and a grace time of not exceeding 2 hours should be allowed to cover the distance travelled after leaving office, including the time to drop the officer and then reaching the parking lot. In such cases, calculation can be done from log books, duly verified by the officer concerned.

d) The OTA to field officials should be calculated on the basis of biometric attendance, as normally, such officers are given facility of official transport to attend the field work. Such officers are supposed to report in office before proceeding to field. In cases, where officials are required to attend the field work directly from home, they may be extended facility of official transport from home in lieu of transport allowance and OTA may be given on the basis of the log book of that vehicle, duly verified by their senior officers.

6. Since, the Government has decided not to revise the rates of OTA, the rates as prescribed in this Department’s OM dated 19th March, 1991 for Office Staff, Staff Car Drivers and Operative Staff will continue to operate subject to their fulfillment of the above conditions.

7. All the existing instructions, except “to the extent superseded by this O.M., will continue to remain in force.

8. These instructions will be applicable with effect from 01 July, 2017.

9. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these instructions are being issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

10. Hindi version will follow.

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(Pramod Kumar Jaiswal)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) Decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy

7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) Decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy

7th-Pay-Commission-Children-Education-Allowance-Hostel-Subsidy

7th CPC

No.A-270 12/02120 17-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated: 17th July 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government to implement the recommendations made by the VII Central Pay Commission, this Department has issued an OM of even number dated 16-8-2017 revising the rates of CEA/Hostel Subsidy and simplifying the procedure for claiming reimbursement of the same. However this Department has been receiving various queries regarding CEA/Hostel Subsidy especially with regard to the applicability of various provision/instructions issued during sixth CPC regime/period. Further references have also been received regarding the difficulty being faced by some government employees in obtaining certificate of the Head of the

Institution as mentioned in this Department’s OM of even number dated 16-8-2017.

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions in supersession of all earlier OMs on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Hostel subsidy as under:-

a) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy can be claimed only for the two eldest surviving children with the exception that in case the second child birth results in twins/multiple birth. In case of failure of sterilization operation, the CEA/Hostel Subsidy would be admissible in respect of children born out of the first instance of such failure beyond the usual two children norm.

b) The amount for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/- per month (fixed) per child. This amount of Rs.2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt. Servant. In order to claim reimbursement of CEA, the Govt. servant should produce a certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim has been preferred. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. In case such certificate can not be obtained, self- attested copy of the report card or self attested fee receipt(s){including e-receipt(s)} confirming/indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year can be produced as a supporting document to claim CEA. The period/year means academic year i.e. twelve months of complete academic session.

c) The amount of ceiling of hostel subsidy is Rs.6750/- pm. In order to claim reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy for an academic year, a similar certificate from the Head of Institution confirming that the child studied in the school will suffice, with additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential

complex. In case such certificate cannot be obtained, self attested copy of the report card and original fee receipt(s)/e-receipt(s) which should indicate the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex can be produced for claiming Hostel Subsidy: The expenditure on boarding and lodging or the ceiling of Rs.6750/- as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee as Hostel Subsidy. The period/year will mean the same as explained above in clause (b) of this para.

d) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for Divyaang children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates of CEA prescribed above in clause (b) i.e. Rs.4500/- per month (fixed).

e) The above rates/ceiling would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

f) The Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance can be claimed concurrently.

g) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

h) The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy will be done just once in a financial year after completion of the financial year.

i) Hostel subsidy is applicable only in respect of the child studying in a residential educational institution located at least 50 kilometers from the residence of the Government servant.

j) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy shall not be stopped. However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the mid-session, CEA shall not be reimbursable.

k) If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous body, PSU, Semi Government Organization such as Municipality, Port Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the Central Govt./State Governments. In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject. to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government servant was working prior to his death and will be regulated by the other conditions, laid down in this OM.

I) In case of retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service, CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceases to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year. The payment shall be made by the office in which the government servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down in this OM.

m) The upper age limit for Divyaang children has been set at 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class whichever is earlier. There shall be no minimum age.

n) Reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy shall be applicable for children from class nursery to twelfth, including classes eleventh and twelfth held by Junior Colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education.

0) CEA is allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other conditions laid down herein.

p) The CEA and Hostel Subsidy is admissible in respect of children studying from two classes before class one to 12th standard and also for the initial two years of a diploma/certificate course from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, if the child pursues the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA/ Hostel Subsidy in respect of the child for studies in I1th and 12th standards.
q) In respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Government school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. Aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution/school is situated.

r) In case of a Divyaang child studying in an institution i.e. aided or approved by the Central/State Govt. or UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities, the Children Education Allowance paid by the Govt. servant shall be reimbursed irrespective of whether the institution is ‘recognized’ or not. In such cases the benefits will be admissible till the child attains the age of 22 years.

s) The CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal[ and Bhutan, who are employees of Government of India, and whose children are studying in the native place. However, a certificate may be obtained from the concerned Indian Mission that the school ‘ is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

t) The Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible to a Govt. servant while he/she is on duty or is under suspension or is on leave (including extra ordinary leave). Provided that during any period which is treated as ‘dies non’ the Govt. servant shall not be eligible for the CEA/Hostel subsidy for that period.

3. These above instructions would come into effect from 1st July, 2017.

Hindi version follows.

(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 26164316

To
1. Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.
2. NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT.

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DoPT: Master Circular on Probation/Confirmation in Central Services

Master Circular on Probation /Confirmation in Central Services – DoPT Orders dt.2.7.2018

DoPT

No.28020/3/2018-Estt.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi

Dated 02nd July, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Master Circular on Probation /Confirmation in Central Services-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 28020/1/2010 dated 21.07.2014 on the above subject and to say that guidelines/instructions regarding Probation and Confirmation have been issued from time to time. It is now proposed to further consolidate these instructions to provide clarity and ease of reference.

2. Before the Master Circular is finalized, it is requested to furnish comments/views in this regard, if any, by 16.07.2018 to the undersigned at the e-mail address jha.sn@nic.in

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(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

MASTER CIRCULAR ON PROBATION AND CONFIRMATION IN CENTRAL SERVICES PROBATION

1. A person is appointed on probation in order to assess his suitability for absorption in the service to which he has been appointed. Probation should not, therefore, be treated as a mere formality. No formal declaration shall be necessary in respect of appointment on probation. The appointing authority may declare successful completion, extend the period of probation or terminate the services of a temporary employee on probation, on the basis of evaluation of performance.

2. Probation is prescribed when there is direct recruitment, promotion from one Group to another or for officers re-employed before the age of superannuation. The probation shall stand successfully completed on issue of orders in writing. It is, however, not desirable that a Government servant should be kept on probation for long periods.

3. Instead of treating probation as a formality, the existing powers to discharge probationers should be systematically and vigorously used so that the necessity of dispensing with the services of employees at later stages may arise only rarely.

4. Concentration of attention on the probationer’s ability to pass the probationary or the departmental examination, if applicable, is essential part of the qualification for confirmation but not the most important part. There should be a very careful assessment of the outlook, character and aptitude for the kind of work that has to be done in the service before a probationer is confirmed.

5. A probationer should be given an opportunity to work under more than one officer during this period and reports of his work obtained from each one of those officers. The probation reports for the whole period may then be considered is fit to be confirmed in service. For this purpose, separate forms of report on the probationers should be used, which are distinct from the usual Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) forms. The probation reports, unlike APAR, are written to help the supervising officer to concentrate on the special needs of probation and to decide whether the work and conduct of the officer during the period of probation or the extend period of probation are satisfactory enough to warrant his further retention in service or post. The probation reports thus do not serve the purpose for which the APARs are written and vice versa. Therefore, in the case of all probationers or officers on probation, separate probation reports should be written in addition to the usual APARs for the period of probation.

6. Save for exceptional reasons, probation should not be extended for more than a year and in no circumstance an employee should be kept on probation for more than double the normal period.

7. A probationer, who is not making satisfactory progress, should be informed of his shortcomings well before the expiry of the original probationary period so that he can make special efforts at self-improvement. This can be done by giving him a written warning to the effect that his general performance has not been such as to justify his confirmation and that, unless he showed substantial improvement within a specified period, the question of discharging him would have to be considered. Even though this is not required by the rules, discharge from the service being a server, final and irrevocable step, the probationer should be given an opportunity before taking the drastic step of discharge.

8. During the period of probation, or any extension thereof, candidates may be required by Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions and to pass examinations, and tests (including examination In Hindi) as Government may deem fit, as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.

MANDATORY INDUCTION TRAINING

9. In all cases of direct recruitment there should be a mandatory induction training of at lest two weeks duration. Successful completion of the training may be made a pre-requisite for completion of probation. The syllabus for the training may be prescribed by the Cadre authorities and the Training Division of DOPT can be consulted, if required. The recruitment rules for all posts, wherever such a provision does not already exist, may be amended to provide for such mandatory training. Till such time as the Recruitment Rules are amended, a clause on the above lines may be included in the offer of appointment.

PERIOD OF PROBATION

The period of probation is prescribed for different posts/services in Central Government on the following lines:

S.No Method of appointment Period of probation
Promotion
1. Promotion from one grade to another but within the same group of posts e.g. from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘C’. No probation.
2. Promotion from one Group to another e.g. Group ‘B’ to Group ‘A’ 2 years or the period
of probation prescribed for the direct recruitment to the post, if any.
DIRECT RECRUITMENT
3. (I) For direct recruitment to posts except clause (ii) below
(ii) For direct recruitment to posts *carrying a Grade Pay of Rs. 7600 or above or to the posts to which the maximum age limit is 35 years or above and where no training is involved,
Note: Training includes on the job or ‘Institution training’
2 years
1 year
4. Officers re-employed before the age of superannuation 2 years
5. Appointment on contract basis, tenure basis, re-employment after superannuation and absorption No probation

(A) DIRECT RECRUITMENT

If a Government servant is appointed to another post by direct recruitment either in the same department or a different department, it may be necessary to consider him for confirmation in the new post in which he has been appointed by direct recruitment irrespective of the fact that the officer was holding the earlier post on a substantive basis. Further confirmation in the new entry grade becomes necessary because the new post may not be in the same line or discipline as the old post in which he has been confirmed and the fact that he was considered suitable for continuance in the old post (which was the basis for his confirmation in that post) would not automatically make him suitable for continuance in the new post the Job requirements of which may be quite different from those of the old post.

(B) PROMOTION

(i) Persons who are inducted into a new service through promotion shall also be placed on probation but there shall be no probation on promotion from one grade to another but within the same group of posts, except when the promotion involves a change in the Group of posts in the same service, e.g. promotion from Group ‘B’ to Group ‘A’ in which case the probation would be for the prescribed period.

(ii) If the recruitment rules do not prescribe any probation, an officer appointed on regular basis (after following the prescribed DPC procedure, etc.) will have all the benefits that a person confirmed in that grade would have.

(C) APPOINTMENT ON CONTRACT BASIS, TENURE BASIS, RE-EMPLOYMENT AFTER SUPERANNUATION AND ABSORPTION

There shall be no probation in the cases for appointment on contract basis, tenure basis, re-employment after superannuation and absorption.

LEAVE TO PROBATIONER, A PERSON ON PROBATION

1. A person appointed to a post on probation shall be entitled to leave under the rules as a temporary or a permanent Government servant according as his appointment is against a temporary or a permanent post. Where such person already holds a lien on a permanent post before such appointment, he shall be entitled to leave as a permanent Government servant.

2. The period of joining time availed of by a probationer on return from leave should be counted towards the prescribed period of probation if but for the leave, he would have continued to officiate in the post to which he was appointed.

3. If, for any reason, it is proposed to terminate the services of a probationer, any leave which may be granted to him shall not extend

(i) Beyond the date on which the probation period as already sanctioned or extended expires, or

(ii) Beyond any earlier date on which his services are terminated by the orders of an authority competent to appoint him.

 

EXTENSION OF PROBATION PERIOD

4. If during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course or passed the requisite departmental examinations prescribed [proficiency in Hindi, etc.), if any, the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary, subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period of probation.

5. The Appointing Authority may, if it so thinks fit, extend the period of probation of a Government servant by a specified period but the total period of probation does not exceed double the normal period. In such cases, periodic reviews should be done and extension should not be done for a long period at one time.

6. Where a probationer who has completed the period of probation to the satisfaction of the Central Government is required to be confirmed, he shall be confirmed in the Service/Post at the end of his period of probation, having been completed satisfactorily.

7. Some employees are not able to complete the probation on account of availing leave for long duration during probation period. In such cases if an employee does not complete 75% of the total duration prescribed for probation on account of availing any kind of leave as permissible to a probationer under the Rules, his/her probation period may be extended by the length of the Leave availed, but not exceeding double the prescribed period of probation.

TERMINATION OF PROBATION

8. The decision whether an employee should be confirmed or his probation extended should be taken soon after the expiry of the initial probationary period, that is within six to eight weeks, and communicated to the employee together with the reasons in case of extension. A probationer who is not making satisfactory progress or who shows himself to be inadequate for the service in any way should be informed of his shortcomings well before the expiry of the original probationary period so that he can make special efforts at self-improvement

9. On the expiry of the period of probation, steps should be taken to obtain the assessment reports on the probationer to:-

i. Confirm the probationer/issue orders regarding satisfactory termination of probation, as the case may be, if the probation has been completed to the satisfaction of the competent authority; or

ii. Extend the period of probation or discharge the probationer or terminate the services of the probationer as the case may be, in accordance with the relevant rules and orders, if the probationer has not completed the period of probation satisfactorily.

10. In order to ensure that delays do not occur in confirmation, timely action must be initiated in advance so that the time limit is adherred to.

11. If it appears to the Appointing Authority, at any time, during or at the end of the period of probation that a Government servant has not made sufficient use of his opportunities or is not making satisfactory progress, the Appointing Authority may revert him to the post held substantively by him immediately preceding his appointment, provided he holds a lien thereon or in other cases may discharge or terminate him from service.

12. A Probationer reverted or discharged from service during or at the end of the period of probation shall not be entitled to any compensation.

CONFIRMATION

13. If, during the period of a probation or any extension thereof, as the case may be Government is of the opinion that an officer is not fit for permanent appointment, Government may discharge or revert the officer to the post held by him prior to his appointment in the service, as the case may be.

14. Confirmation will be made only once in the service of an official which will be in the entry grade post/service/cadre provided further confirmation shall be necessary when there is fresh entry subsequently in any other post/service/cadre by way of direct recruitment or otherwise. Confirmation is de linked from the avialbility of permanent vacancy in the grade. In other words, an officer who has successfully completed the probation, as prescribed under relevant rules, may be considered for confirmation. A specific order of confirmation will be issued when the case is cleared from all angels.

15. On satisfactory completion of the period of probation or extension thereof, the Government may confirm a temporary Government servant to his appointment from the date of completion of the period of his probation or extension thereof.

16. The date from which confirmation should be given effect to is the date following the date of satisfactory completion of the prescribed period of probation or the extended period of probation, as the case may be. The decision to confirm the probationer or to extend the period of probation as the case may be should be communicated to the probationer normally within 6 to 8 weeks. Confirmation of the probationer after completion of the period of probation is not automatic but is to be followed by formal orders. As long as no specific orders of confirmation or satisfactory completion of probation are issued to a probationer, such a probationer shall be deemed to have continued on probation.

17. Some employees are not able to complete the probation on account of availing leave for long duration during probation period. In such cases if an employee does not complete 75% of the total duration prescribed for probation on account of availing any kind of leave as permissible to a probationer under the Rules, his/her probation period may be extended by the length of the Leave availed, but not exceeding double the prescribed period of probation.

TERMINATION OF PROBATION

18. The decision whether an employee should be confirmed or his probation extended should be taken soon after the expiry of the initial probationary period, that is within six to eight weeks, and communicated to the employee together with the reasons in case of extension. A probationer who is not making satisfactory progress or who shows himself to be inadequate for the service in any way should be informed of his shortcomings well before the expiry of the original probationary period so that he can make special efforts at self-improvement

19. On the expiry of the period of probation, steps should be taken to obtain the assessment reports on the probationer to:-

i. Confirm the probationer/issue orders regarding satisfactory termination of probation, as the case may be, if the probation has been completed to the satisfaction of the competent authority; or

ii. Extend the period of probation or discharge the probationer or terminate the services of the probationer as the case may be, in accordance with the relevant rules and orders, if the probationer has not completed the period of probation satisfactorily.

20. In order to ensure that delays do not occur in confirmation, timely action must be initiated in advance so that the time limit is adherred to.

21. If it appears to the Appointing Authority, at any time, during or at the end of the period of probation that a Government servant has not made sufficient use of his opportunities or is not making satisfactory progress, the Appointing Authority may revert him to the post held substantively by him immediately preceding his appointment, provided he holds a lien thereon or in other cases may discharge or terminate him from service.

22. A Probationer reverted or discharged from service during or at the end of the period of probation shall not be entitled to any compensation.

CONFIRMATION

23. If, during the period of aprobation or any extension thereof, as the case may be Government is of the opinion that an officer is not fit for permanent appointment, Government may discharge or revert the officer to the post held by him prior to his appointment in the service, as the case may be

24. Confirmation will be made only once in the service of an official which will be in the entry grade post/service/cadre provided further confirmation shall be necessary when there is fresh entry subsequently in any other post/service/cadre by way of direct recruitment or otherwise. Confirmation is de linked from the avialbility of permanent vacancy in the grade. In other words, an officer who has successfully completed the probation, as prescribed under relevant rules, may be considered for confirmation. A specific order of confirmation will be issued when the case is cleared from all angels.

25. On satisfactory completion of the period of probation or extension thereof, the Government may confirm a temporary Government servant to his appointment from the date of completion of the period of his probation or extension thereof.

26. The date from which confirmation should be given effect to is the date following the date of satisfactory completion of the prescribed period of probation or the extended period of probation, as the case may be. The decision to confirm the probationer or to extend the period of probation as the case may be should be communicated to the probationer normally within 6 to 8 weeks. Confirmation of the probationer after completion of the period of probation is not automatic but is to be followed by formal orders. As long as no specific orders of confirmation or satisfactory completion of probation are issued to a probationer, such a probationer shall be deemed to have contined on probation.

28. Where probation on promotion is prescribed, the appointing authority will on completion of the prescribed period of probation assess the work and conduct of the officer himself and in case the conclusion is that the officer is fit to hold the higher grade, he will pass on order declaring that the person concerned has successfully completed the probation. If the appointing authority considers that the work of the officer has not been satisfactory or needs to be watched for some more time he may revert him to the post/service/cadre from which he was promoted, or extend the period of probation, as the case may be.

29. Since there will be no confirmation on promotion before an official is declared to have completed the probation satisfactorily, rigorous screening of his performance should be made and there should be no hesitation to revert a person to the post or grade from which he was promoted if the work of the officer during probation has not been satisfactory.

30. A Government servant appointed by transfer would duly have been confirmed in the earlier post. In such a case further confirmation in the new post would not be necessary and he could be treated as permanent in the new post. Where, however, a Government servant who has not already been confirmed in the old post is appointed by transfer, it would be necessary to confirm him in the new post. In such case, he may be considered for confirmation after watching him for two years. Within that period of two years, the officer would earn two reports in the new grade and the DPC may consider his case for confirmation on the basis of these APARs.

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DoPT: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During the 2019

DoPT: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During the 2019

Central-Government-Holiday-List-2019

Central Government Holidays List 2019

F.No. 12/2/2018-JCA-2

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment(JCA – 2)Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 11th July,2018

Sub: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During The 2019-Reg

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure – I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative offices of the central government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2019. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure – II

2. Central Government Administrative offices located outside Delhi/New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

  1. REPUBLIC DAY
  2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
  4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
  5. CHRISTMAS DAY
  6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
  7. DIWALI(DEEPAVALI)
  8. GOOD FRIDAY
  9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
  10. IDU’L FITR
  11. IDU’L ZUHA
  12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
  13. MUHARRAM
  14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY(ID-E-MILAD)

3.1 In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with coordination committees at other places in the state. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices with in the concerned state shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter.

  1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
  2. HOLI
  3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
  4. RAM NAVAMI
  5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
  6. GANESH CHATURTHI/VINAYAK CHATURTHI
  7. MAKAR SANKRANTI
  8. RATH YATRA
  9. ONAM
  10. PONGAL
  11. SRI PANCHAMI/BASANT PANCHAMI
  12. VISHU/VAISAKHI/VAISAKHADI/BHAG BIHU/MASHADI UGADI/CHAITRA SUKLADI/CHETI CHAND/GUDI PADAVA/ 1ST NAVRATRA/NAURAJ/CHHATH POOJA/KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.

  1. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over (indicated in para 3.1), after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu’I Fitr, Idu’I Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees’ Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idu’I Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3. It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B/T.V./A.I.R./ Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

  1. In 2019, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, October 27, 2019 (Kartika 05). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.
  2. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2019, subject to para 3.2 above.
  3. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs
  4. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 12 (Twelve) holidays of their own only after including in the list three National Holidays and Budha Purnima, Janamashtami (Vaishnava), Diwali, Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad in the list of compulsory holidays falling on day of weekly off.
  5. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.
  6. Hindi version will follow.

(Juglal Singh)

Deputy Secretary (JCA)

Tel:23092338

ANNEXURE – I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI

S.No Holiday Date Saka Date Day

1940 SKA ERA

1 Republic Day January 26 Magha 06 Saturday
2 Maha Shivaratri March 04 Phalguna 13 Monday
3 Holi March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday

1941 SAKA ERA

4 Mahavir Jayanti April 17 Chaitra 27 Wednesday
5 Good Friday April 19 Chaitra 29 Friday
6 Buddha Purnima May 18 Vaisakha 28 Saturday
7 Id-Ul-Fitr June 05 Jyaishtha 15 Wednesday
8 Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid) August 12 Sravana 21 Monday
9 Independence Day August 15 Sravana 24 Thursday
10 Janmashtami August 24 Bhadra 02 Saturday
11 Muharram September 10 Bhadra 19 Tuesday
12 Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday October 02 Asvina 10 Wednesday
13 Dussehra October 08 Asvina 16 Tuesday
14 Diwali (Deepavali) October 27 Kartika 05 Sunday
15 Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) November 10 Kartika 19 Sunday
16 Guru Nanak’s Birthday November 12 Kartika 21 Tuesday
17 Christmas Day December 25 Pausha 04 Wednesday

ANNEXURE – II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No Holiday Date Saka Date Day

SAKA ERA 1940

1 New Year’s day January 01 Pausha 11 Tuesday
2 Lohri January 13 Pausha 23 Sunday
3 Makar Sankranti January 14 Pausha 24 Monday
4 Pongal January 15 Pausha 25 Tuesday
5 Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami February 10 Magha 21 Sunday
6 Guru Ravidas’s Birthday February 19 Magha 30 Tuesday
7 Shivaji Jayanti February 19 Magha 30 Tuesday
8 Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti March 01 Phalguna 10 Thursday
9 Holika Dahan March 20 Phalguna 29 Wednesday
10 Dolyatra March 21 Phalguna 30 Thursday
11 Hazarat Ali’s Birthday March 21 Phalguna 30  Thursday

SAKA ERA 1941

12 Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand April 06 Chaitra 16 Saturday
13 Ram Navami (Smarta) April 13 Chaitra 23 Saturday
14 Vaiskhi/Vishu/Mesadi April 14 Chaitra 24 Sunday
15 Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam) April 15 Chaitra 25 Monday
16 Easter Sunday April 21 Vaisakha 01 Sunday
17 Guru Rabindranath’s birthday May 09 Vaisakha 19 Thursday
18 Jamat -Ul-Vida May 31 Jyaishtha 10 Friday
19 Rath Yatra July 04 Ashadha 13 Thursday
20 Raksha Bandhan August 15 Sravana 24 Thursday
21 Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj August 17 Sravana 26 Saturday
22 Vinayaka Chaturthi/Ganesh Chaturthi September 02 Bhadra 11 Monday
23 Onam or Thiru Onam Day September 11 Bhadra 20 Wednesday
24 Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional) October 05 Asvina 13 Saturday
25 Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional) October 06 Asvina 14 Sunday
26 Dussehra (Maha Navmi) October 07 Asvina 15 Monday
27 Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday October 13 Asvina 21 Sunday
28 Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth) October 17 Asvina 25 Thursday
29 Naraka Chaturdasi October 27 Kartika 05 Sunday
30 Govardhan Puja October 28 Kartika 06 Monday
31 Bhai Duj October 29 Kartika 07 Tuesday
32 Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) November 02 Kartika 11 Saturday
33 Guru Tag Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day November 24 Agrahayana 03 Sunday
34 Christmas Eve December 24 Pausha 03 Tuesday

Source: DoPT

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Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS-Issuance of Zone of consideration for placement of eligible Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG)

NFSG to Eligible Grade ‘D’ Stenographers – Dopt Clarification Orders

No.6/6/2011-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(CS-II Division)

3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Date: 20th June, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS-Issuance of Zone of consideration for placement of eligible Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG)-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to OM No. 6/6/2011-CS-II(C) dated 23.09.2011 on the subject mentioned above and to say that consequent upon issue of the OM ibid, representations from a no. of officials of CSSS who were not placed in the same list as a result of their getting promotion already on adhoc basis to the grade of PA vide OM No. 5/3/2011-CS-II(C) dated 05.06.2011 (copy enclosed), were being received by this Department.

2. The matter has been under examination in this Department in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance for some time. It has now been decided with the approval of competent authority to grant NFSG w.e.f. 22.06.2011 to the officials as stated in Para (1) above till their promotion as PA on adhoc basis for which order was issued vide this Department’s OM No. 5/3/2011-CS-II(C) dated 05.08.2011 subject to the eligibility conditions and after following the procedures as prescribed in OM No. 20/49/2009-CS-II(B) dated 22.06.2011.

3. Accordingly, the Cadre Units of CSSS are requested to place the eligible Steno Grade ‘D’ as on 22.06.2011 as given in Annexure to the OM in NFSG after following the procedure as p as prescribed in OM No. 20/49/2009-CS-II(B) dated 22.06.2011 and ascertaining the relevant eligibility conditions. A copy of order placing the eligible Steno Grade ‘D’ in NFSG, as stated may please be furnished to this Department for the purpose of the record. Ministries/Departments and officials concerned may check the information in Annexure and bring to notice of this Department if there is any discrepancy in the list by 29.06.2018.

4. Cadre Units should sent a report to CS-II Division detailing the officers who have been granted NFSG by 20th July, 2018.

sd/-
(Chirabrata Sarkar)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India)

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Creamy Layer Income Criteria for CPSE and PS Bank Employees

Creamy Layer Income Criteria for CPSE and PS Bank Employees

Reservation for candidates from Other Backward Classes – Revision of Income Criteria and determining equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, etc. with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria

F.No.36033/2/2018-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation-I) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated June 8, 2018

To

The Chief Secretaries of all States / Union Territories

Subject:- Reservation for candidates from Other Backward Classes – Revision of Income Criteria and determining equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, etc. with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria – regarding

Madam/ Sir,

I am directed to invite attention to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 36012/22/93-Estt,(SCT) dated 08.09.1993 which, inter-alia provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs.1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the ‘creamy layer’ and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes.

2. The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was subsequently raised to Rs. 2.5 lakh, Rs. 4.5 lakh Rs. 6 lakh and Rs. 8 lakh vide this Department’s O.M. No. 36033/3/2004-Estt.(Res.) dated 09.03.2004, O.M. No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 14.10.2008, O.M. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 27.05.2013 and CM. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res) dated 13.09.2017, respectively.

3. This Department is in receipt of references seeking clarification on the status of equivalence and revision of income criteria, in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and Financial Institutions with posts in Government. In this regard, copies of the following Office Memorandums issued by Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Financial Services and this Department are enclosed for ready reference:

i) O.M. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 13.09.2017 of this Department regarding revision of income criteria;

ii) O.M. No. DPE-GM-/0020/2014-GM-FTS-1740 dated 25.10.2017 of the Department of Public Enterprises on establishing equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria; and

iii) O.M. No. 19/4/2017-Welfare dated 06.12.2017 of the Department of Financial Services on establishing equivalence of posts in respect of Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, Public Sector Insurance Companies.

4. It is requested to please bring the contents of the above mentioned O.M.s/ instructions to the notice of all concerned for information / compliance.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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DoPT: Completion of formalities in the matter of promotion of CSSS grades

DoPT: Completion of formalities in the matter of promotion of CSSS grades

IMMEDIATE

No.2/2/2018-CS.II-(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(CS-II Division)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003.
June the 1st , 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Completion of formalities in the matter of promotion of CSSS grades – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the promotion in the grades of CSSS may be taken up shortly, subject to outcome of court cases pending in the various courts. The range of seniority likely to be covered for promotion to various posts would be as under:

SI. No. Name of the Post Range of Seniority
1. PA CSL Steno Grade ‘D’ of CSSS upto 2007.
2. PS Select List of PAs of CSSS upto 2010.
3. PPS Select List of PSs of CSSS upto 2010.
4. Sr. PPS Select List of PPSs of CSSS upto 2010

2. All the cadre units are requested to take the following preparatory actions in this regard:

i. To ensure for updating all the particulars of CSSS officers in CSCMS portal in a time bound manner;
ii. Preparation in all aspects for conducting the DPC meeting, immediately;
iii. Availability of APARs for the period upto 2017-18 in respect of eligible CSSSofficials/officers;
iv. Up-to-date information with regard to vigilance clearances, details of officers retired on superannuation or otherwise, cases of refusal of promotion, etc, may be made available readily;

3. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

(Chirabrata Sarkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Ph. 011-24623157

To
Director / Deputy Secretary (Admn.) of All Cadre Units of CSSS

Source: DoPT

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LTC facilities to the Civilian employees of the Central Government serving in States of the North-Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir and in Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands – Implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC

7th CPC LTC: Employees Serving in NER and J&K

7th Pay Commission – LTC facilities to the Civilian employees of the Central Government serving in States of the North-Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir and in Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands

Ministry of Defence issued orders on 23.5.2018 regarding the above subject and the reference order attached below…

F.No.31011/12/2015-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block New Delhi.
Dated April 24, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: LTC facilities to the Civilian employees of the Central Government serving in States of the North-Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir and in Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands – Implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 11(2)/97-E.II(B) dated 22nd July, 1998, regarding Allowance & Special Facilities for civilian employees of the Central Government serving in States and Union Territories of the North-Eastern Region and in the Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands.

2. The aforesaid O.M. provided the option of availing every year Home Town LTC (for self and family) to a Government servant serving in North-Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep groups of Islands who leaves his family behind at the old headquarters or another selected place of residence, and who has not availed of transfer travelling allowance for family. In addition, two additional passages under “Emergency Passage Concession” is also provided to the employees posted in these regions to enable them and/or their families [spouse and two dependent children] to travel either to the Home Town or the station of posting in an emergency.

3. The Seventh Pay Commission has recommended that splitting of hometown LTC should bellowed in case of employees posted in North East, Ladakh and Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep. This will enable these employees and their families to meet more often.

4. Consequent upon acceptance of recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission, it has been decided that a civilian Central Government servant serving in North-Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep groups of Islands, who leaves his family behind at the old headquarters or another selected place of residence and has not availed of transfer travelling allowance for family, shall be provided with the following options for the purpose of LTC:

(i) The Government servant may avail LTC for journey to the Home Town once in a block period of two years and/or one ‘Anywhere in India’ LTC in a block of four years under the normal LTC rules.

Or

(ii) In lieu thereof, the Government servant may avail the facility for himself/herself to travel once a year from the station of posting to the Home Town or the place where the family is residing and for the family [restricted only to the spouse and dependent children as per the ‘family’ definition of CCS(LTC), Rules, 1988] to travel once a year to visit the Government servant at the station of posting.

5. In addition, Central Government employees and their families posted in these territories shall be entitled to avail of the Leave Travel Concession, in emergencies, on two additional occasions during their entire service career. This shall be termed as “Emergency Passage Concession” and is intended to enable the Central Government employees and/or their families [restricted only to spouse and dependent children] to travel either to the Home Town or the station of posting in an emergency. The two additional passages under the Emergency Passage Concession shall be availed by the entitled mode and class of travel as admissible under the normal Leave Travel Concession Rules.

6. This O.M. will take effect from July 1, 2017.

7. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.mod.gov.in

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