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7th CPC Allowance Committee Report – Minister once again replied in Parliament on 22.3.2017

7th CPC Allowance Committee Report – Minister once again replied in Parliament on 22.3.2017

DoPT Minister replied in Lok Sabha on 22nd March 2017 regarding the status of the Committee on Allowances.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri DR. JITENDRA SINGH said in a written reply to various questions regarding the report of allowance committee in Parliament on 22.3.2017 as follows…

“Several representations have been received from various employees’ associations on allowances by the Committee on Allowances. Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) has also requested to resolve the pending issues including allowances as soon as possible.

To examine the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on Allowances (other than Dearness Allowance), a Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and Secretary, Expenditure has been set up by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on 22.07.2016.

In the 13 meetings held so far, the Committee has interacted with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) and the representatives of All India Railwaymen Federation (AIRF), National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), All India Train Controllers Association (AITCA), All India Guards Council (AIGC), Federation of National Postal Organization, National Federation of Postal Employees, Bhartiya Postal Employees Federation, Bhartiya Postal Employees Association (Group-C), Joint Action Council of Service Doctors Organization (JACSDO), All India GDMO Association (AIGDMOA), Delhi Administration Doctors Welfare Association (DADWA), Faculty Association (Maulana Azad Medical College and associated hospitals), Faculty Welfare Association (Lady Hardinge Medical College), Safdarjung Hospital Medical Officers Association, All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF), Railway Nurses of India, All India ESIC Nurses Federation, PGI Nurses Welfare Association, Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), National Federation of Atomic Energy (NFAEE).

The Committee has not yet submitted its report to the Government. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.

Authoirty: Lok Sabha

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Implementation of creamy layer criteria

Implementation of creamy layer criteria

In case of recommendation of name of a candidate by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for service allocation, the candidate is considered for allocation to one of those services by the Government for which he has indicated his preference subject to fulfilment of other conditions like Medical fitness, eligibility for availing reservation as per Civil Services Examination Rules and extant instructions on the subject. Further, vacancies reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates are filled by the candidates eligible for availing OBC (Non Creamy Layer) reservation.

The Supreme Court of India in the Indra Sawhney judgement referred to ‘creamy’ layer as those sections or identified groups among the backward classes who are excluded from the purview of reservation. Further, the criterion for determining creamy layer amongst OBCs is provided in the Schedule to the OM dated 08.09.1993. For Category VI of the aforesaid Schedule, wherein Income/Wealth Test for determination of creamy layer has been prescribed, the income ceiling is revised from time to time. The current income ceiling for that purpose is Rs 6 Lakh per annum, as stipulated in DoPT OM dated 27.05.2013.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Devender Goud T. in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Grant of Child Adoption Leave of 180 days to female BSNL employees and extension of the facility of paternity Leave to adoptive fathers

Grant of Child Adoption Leave of 180 days to female BSNL employees and extension of the facility of paternity Leave to adoptive fathers

No.1-13/2016-PAT(BSNL)

Dated, the 20-03-2017

OFFICE ORDER

Sub: Grant of Child Adoption Leave of 180 days to female BSNL employees and extension of the facility of paternity Leave to adoptive fathers.

Leave on adoption of a child is admissible to female BSNL employee as per the provisions of Rule 43-B of CCS (Leave) Rule, 1972. As per DOPT OM No.13018/1/2009-Estt.(L) dated 22.07.2009, Child Adoption Leave to women government employees has been enhanced from 135 days to 180 days and extended the facility of Paternity Leave to adoptive fathers. Prior to DOP&T OM No.13018/1/2009-Estt.(L) dated 22.07.2009, the Child adoption leave for 135 days was admissible to the female government servants on adoption of a Child upto one year of age vide DOP&T OM No.13010/1/2004-Estt(L) 31.03.2006.

2. The case for grant of child adoption Leave of 180 days to female BSNL employees and paternity leave to BSNL male employees as per DOP&T OM dated 22.07.2009 has been examined by this office and it has been decided to make the provision of this OM dated 22.07.2009 applicable in BSNL. Accordingly, approval of the Competent Authority is, hereby, conveyed for following:-

(i) Leave of 180 days to the female BSNL employees who are adoptive mothers with fewer than two surviving Children may be granted as Child Adoption Leave on valid adoption of a child upto one year of age, on the lines of maternity leave admissible to natural mothers on the terms and conditions as laid down in DOP&T OM NO.13018/4/2004-Estt.(L) dated 31.03.2006 (Copy enclosed) and

(ii) A male employee with less than two surviving children, on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year, may be granted Paternity Leave for a period of 15 days within a period of six months from the date of valid adoption.

3. These orders shall take effect from the date of issue.

Encl: as above.

 

(S.P. Bhatta)
Assistant General Manager (Estt.I)
Tel.No.23037477

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Special Leave connected to inquiry of sexual harassment: CCS (Leave) Amendment Rules, 2017

Special Leave connected to inquiry of sexual harassment: CCS (Leave) Amendment Rules, 2017

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA: EXTRAORDINARY [PART II-SEC. 3(i)]
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 15th March, 2017

G.S.R. 251(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) Amendment Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, for rule 48, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:

48, Special Leave connected to inquiry of sexual harassment – Leave upto a period of 90 days may be granted to an aggrieved female Government Servant on the recommendation of the Internal Committee or the Local Committee, as the case may be, during the pendency of inquiry under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the leave granted to the aggrieved female Government Servant under this rule shall not be debited against the leave account.

[F. No. 13026/2/2016-Estt. (L)]
GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy.

Footnote : The principal rules were published vide Notification Number 80. 940, dated the 8th April, 1972 f and were last amended vide Notification number G.S.R. 711(E) dated the 8th October, 2014.

Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number S.O. 940 dated the 8th April, 1972 and have been subsequently amended.
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Service/Retirement Benefits: Lok Sabha Q&A

Service/Retirement Benefits: Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2229
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 15.03.2017)

SERVICE/RETIREMENT BENEFITS

2229. SHRI SULTAN AHMED:

Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has reviewed or proposed to review the service and retirement benefits of Government employees;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the changes made/proposed to be made in regard to deputation and early retirement policies?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (b): The service and retirement benefits are decided and reviewed as per the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission (CPC) and acceptance/rejection of the same by the Government thereon. The recommendations of Seventh CPC have been considered by the Government and necessary resolutions have already been published in the Gazette of India.

(c): Vide DoPT’s O.M. No. 2/6/2016-Estt.Pay-II dated 17.02.2016, the Administrative Ministries/Departments and other borrowing organisations have been delegated powers to extend a deputation tenure upto seven years where absolutely necessary in public interest.This shall be subject to fulfilment of conditions prescribed in DoPT’s O.M. No. 6/8/2009- Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.06.2010.

The voluntary retirement policy of AIS officers have also been aligned with other Central Government employees vide this Ministry’s Gazette Notification No.24012/04/2016.AIS-II(Pension) dated 27.02.2017.

Source: LOK SABHA

Lok Sabha Q&A, Retirement AGE

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DOPT prohibit the Central Government Employees from participating in any form of strike

DOPT prohibit the Government Employees from participating in any form of strike

DOPT prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike
Strike Notice for 16th March, 2017 – Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules) 1964

MOST IMMEDIATE
OUT TODAY

No. 45018/I/2017-Vig
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block. New Delhi.
Dated the 15th March 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :  Strike Notice for 16th March, 2017 – Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules) 1964 – Regarding.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers. New Delhi has given a notice that the members of the affiliates of the Confederation will go on strike on 16th March, 2017 in pursuance of their 7th Central Pay Commission Demands

2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave, go slow etc, or any or any action that abet any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules. 1964. Besides, in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(1) of the Fundamental Rules, pays and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed, they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike. There is no statutory provision empowering the employees to go on strike. The Supreme Court has also ruled in several judgments that going on a strike is a gravy misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any employee going on strike in any form would face the consequences which. besides deduction of wages. may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department’s O.M. No. 33012/I/(s)/2008-Estt.(B) dated 12.9 2008. on the subject for strict compliance.

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or other kind of leave to the officers and employees if applied for, during the period of proposed strike. and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.

4. In case employees go on strike all divisional heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees who are absent from duty on the day of strike i.e.16.03.2017

(Suresh Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

DOPT Order 2017

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6-month limit to complete graft enquiries against babus

6-month limit to complete graft enquiries against babus

New Delhi: The government has decided to fix six-month deadline for completion of corruption enquiries against IAS and IPS officers among others.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has finalised draft rules to put a time limit for each stage of the enquiries to ensure expeditious disposal of corruption cases.

“The Inquiring Authority should conclude the inquiry and submit his report within a period of six months,” the draft rules said.

However, this period can be extended for a further period of six months after recording reasons of the Inquiring Authority in this regard, it said.

At present, there are no rules that define time limit for conducting corruption enquiries.

As per the government proposal, officers will get copy of articles of charges from the disciplinary authority and they should give their response mandatorily within 15 days.

In cases, where a disciplinary authority decides to consult Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in the matter involving a delinquent officer, its advice need to be shared with such charged employee.

The UPSC conducts civil service examination to select officers for various services including Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) and it is consulted by authorities concerned before acting against a civil servant.

The government servant will be given 15 days to submit his representation on receipt of such advice from the Commission.

All ministries have been asked to share their comments on the proposed changes in the rules, which if comes into force will be applicable to IAS, IFS and IPS officers and those belonging to other civil services.

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Procedure for dealing with cases of disagreement between Disciplinary Authority and CVC – instructions regarding consultation with UPSC thereof

Procedure for dealing with cases of disagreement between Disciplinary Authority and CVC – instructions regarding consultation with UPSC thereof

No.372/3/2017-AVD.Ill
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 1.3.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Procedure for dealing with cases of disagreement between Disciplinary Authority and CVC – instructions regarding consultation with UPSC thereof.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the OM No. 372/19/2011 – AVD-III (Pt. I) dated the 26th September, 2011 on the above subject which provided for dispensing with second stage consultation with the CVC in disciplinary matters. However, in those cases where consultation with UPSC is not required as per extant rules/instructions, the second stage consultation with CVC was to continue. Further, CVC issued a circular dated 7/12/2012 stipulating that wherein Disciplinary Authorities (DA) tentatively proposes not to impose any of the statutory penalties at the conclusion of the proceedings, the second stage consultation would continue to be made with the Central Vigilance Commission, involving Group ‘A’ officers of the Central Government, members of All India Services and such other categories of officers of the Central Government involved in composite cases.

2. Despite clear instructions on the subject some instances have come to the notice where Ministries and Departments are not following the above guidelines leading to delay in disposal of the disciplinary cases.

3. The matter has been considered in consultation with UPSC and CVC and following are being reiterated:

(i) All cases, where the Disciplinary Authority (DA) decides to impose a penalty after conclusion of the proceedings and where UPSC consultation is required as per existing rules/instructions, shall not be referred to the CVC for second stage consultation.

(ii) The CVC circular 8/12/14 of 3rd December, 2014 stipulates that all such cases where the DA proposes to take any action which is at variance with the Commission’s first stage advice would continue to be referred to the Commission for obtaining second stage advice. In this regard it has now been clarified by CVC that the aforementioned circular applies only to the disciplinary cases of non-Presidential appointees including officials of CPSEs, Public Sector Banks, and Autonomous Bodies etc. The above instructions, therefore, do not apply to the cases of the officers of Group A services of the Central government, All India Services (AIS) and such other categories of officers of the Central Government where consultation with UPSC is necessary before imposition of any of the prescribed penalties.

4. In a situation where on conclusion of the departmental proceedings, DA is of the tentative view that no formal penalty needs to be imposed in respect of officers of Group ‘A’ services of the Central Government, All India Services (AIS) & such other categories of officers of the Central Government and refers the case for second stage consultation with CVC and if CVC advises imposition of a penalty which the DA on consideration decides not to accept, then this becomes a case of disagreement between DA and CVC which as per standing instructions require resolution by DoPT.

5. All Ministries/Departments are, therefore, advised to strictly adhere to these instructions.

6. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Devesh Chaturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Govt of India

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NFIR: Agenda Points for Next NC JCM Standing Committee Meeting

NFIR: Agenda Points for Next NC JCM Standing Committee Meeting

No.IV/NFIR/SCM/Pt.VI

Dated: 05/03/2017

The Secretary,
JCM (Staff Side),
13-C, Ferozshah Road,
New Delhi

Dear Brother.

Sub: Agenda Items for next meeting of Standing Committee of NC (JCM)-reg.

Ref: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, DoP&T’s letter No.F.No.3/3/2016-JCA dated 1st March 2017.

Please find enclosed the items to be included in the agenda for meeting.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Sub: Counting full service of Temporary causal labourers for pensionary and retirement benefits in Railways-reg.

The Staff Side had discussed its demand for counting fulI service of temporary status of casual labourers for pensionary and retirement benefits at the level of Railway Ministry. Consequently, the Railway Ministry had agreed and accordingly proposal was sent to the Ministry of Finance and DoP&T seeking clearance. Unfortunately, the MoF/DoP&T have not accorded approval:-

In this connection, the Staff Side brings following key points for consideration.

(a) The Casual Labourers in Railways had attained temporary status on completion of prescribed days of continuous working and got the benefits admissible to temporary Railway/Government employees such as regular Pay Scale, Medical facility etc.,

(b) The Railway Administrations have however taken abnormally long periods to absorb them as regular staff although regular posts were vacant.

(c) The status of casual labourers in railways after acquiring temporary status (termed as Temporary employee) is exactly similar to the substitutes in whose case, the total service from the date of attainment of temporary status is counted for reckoning qualifying service for pensionary benefits.

(d) Various CATs, High Courts and even the Apex Court have given decisions against the differential treatment between the casual labour and substitutes particularly when both attained temporary status and directed to treat them at par so far as reckoning the service from the date of temporary status till the date of regularization for pensionary benefits etc.,

(e) The SLPs filed by the Union of India before the Apex Court in a few cases of casual labourers were dismissed and the Hon’ble Supreme Court had directed the Union of India to calculate Pension and other retiral benefits payable to the retiring/retired employees, taking into account the 100% temporary status service.

The Staff Side, therefore, requests to consider the above valid points and accord approval for counting total temporary status service of Casual Labourers for pensionary benefits in Railways.

Sub: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Employees – Arbitrary revision of benchmark from Good to Very Good-reg.

The Staff Side brings to the notice of the Government that after introduction of the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) w.e.f. 01st June 2009, the JCM (Staff Side) took up the issue relating to the benchmark laid down for granting financial upgradation under the schemd at the level of DoP&T and discussed in the Joint Committee Meetings and National Advisory Committee Meetings held on 17/0712012 ad 2710712012, urging to reconsider the benchmark concept taking into consideration the norms laid down for promotion of staff. After discussions, the DoP&T vide O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) (Vol. II) dated 1st November 2010 & 4th October 2012 had issued instructions that the benchmark maintained for filling the vacancy through promotion by selection/non-selection/fitness be adopted for granting financial upgradation.

The Staff Side however, expresses its disappointment over the decision (Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July 2016) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) introducing the benchmark “Very Good” for granting financial upgradation. The Government could have taken into consideration the bilateral agreement reached with the JCM (Staff Side) and the decision communicated vide DoP&T O.M. dated lst November 2010 and 4th October 2012 for continuance of the standard prescribed already for granting MACP. Ignoring the said decision and introducing the benchmark concept of “Very Good” is an unjustified action when bilateral agreement had already been reached with the JCM (Staff Side).

The Staff Side therefore urges to review for cancellation of upgraded bench mark decision.

Source: NFIR

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Proposal to amend AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007

Proposal to amend AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007

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

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 1st March, 2017

To,
The Chief Secretaries of all the States / UTs

Subject: Proposal to amend AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007 – reg.

Sir / Madam;
The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject noted above and to say that
this Department is in the process of amending rule AIS(PAR)Rules, 2007. The
proposed amendments (copy enclosed), inter alia, provide for:-

(i) Mandatory filing of PAR electronically and exceptions thereof
(ii) Modified procedure for submitting representation by the member of
service after disclosure of PAR and role of the newly defined competent
authority and referral board.
(iii) Seeking comments of reporting / reviewing / accepting authority on
relinquishing charge (transfer) and superannuation.
(iv) Revised timelines filling of PAR by AIS officers, as specified in
schedule for completion of PARs in para 9 under general guidelines for filling
of the PAR form (Annexure-I).

2. Therefore, it is requested to furnish your comments/views on the proposed
amendments in AIS (PAR) Rules, 2007 to this Department latest by 15thMarch,
2017 positively. Soft copy of the comments / views may also be sent by email at soais3nic.in.

If no reply is received within the stipulated time, it will be presumed
that State Government has no objection to the proposed amendments.

Encl: As above.

Yours faithfully,
(Rajesh K ar Yadav)
Under Secretary (Services)

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DoPT Orders: Bunching of stages in the Revised pay structure in the grade of Assistant Section Officers

DoPT Orders: Bunching of stages in the Revised pay structure in the grade of Assistant Section Officers

F.No.7/1/2017-CS-1(A)(Pt.)
Government of India
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-3
Dated 27.02.17

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bunching of stages in the Revised pay structure in the grade of Assistant Section Officers – Reg.

DoP&T has been receiving many references from various Ministries/ Departments seeking clarification on the issue of grant of bunching to Assistant Section Officers of Central Secretariat Service in terms of Department of Expenditure’s O.M. dated 07.09.16.

It has also been noticed that there have been divergent views on the matter that while some Ministries/ Departments have given the benefit on their own, some other Ministries/ Departments have sought clarifications on various issues they are facing while giving the benefit of bunching in terms of DoE’s O.M. dated 07.09.16.

3. The matter has been taken up for further clarifications with Establishment Division/ Department of Expenditure briefly on the following issues:

i. While the Seventh Pay Commission had not prescribed different modes of pay fixation for Direct Recruit (DR) and Promotee ASOs, there have been two different modes of pay fixation for DR and Promotees prior to implementation of Seventh pay Commission. Due to differential methods of pay fixation, required differential of 3% is not calculable based on seniority alone as the other relevant facts of being DR/ Promotee comes into play here.

ii) The manner of different pay fixation for DR ASO and promotee Assistants has been challenged in various court cases (viz. OA No.2147/2015, OA No. 150/2016, OA No. 1015/2013 and OA No.476/2015 etc.)

4. It has already been decided to consult Department of Expenditure through Establishment (Pay) in the matter and same is under examination. Therefore, to ensure uniform implementation of Department of Expenditure’s instruction, all the Ministries/ Departments are advised to wait for further instructions with regard to grant of bunching benefits to ASOs of CSS and also if orders have already been issued by any Ministry/Department, the same may not be given effect till further instructions.

5. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

sd/-
(K.Srimvasan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Clarification on Benchmark for Promotion

Clarification on Benchmark for Promotion

No.20-45/2016-SPB-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Personnel Division

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated the 1st February, 2017

To
All Chief Postmaster(s) General

Subject: Clarification on Benchmark for Promotion

Sir,
I am directed to refer to subject cited above and to say that the modalities of the benchmark to be taken for pormotion after implementation of 7th Pay Commission Report has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT). DoPT has stated that the modalities of the benchmark are being examined in consultation with UPSC and Department of Legal Affairs. In this regard, all Circles are, hereby, requested to follow instructions contained in DOPT’s OM No.35034/7/97-Estt(D) dated 8.02.2002 untill further clarification is uploaded/issued by DOPT on its website or issued by DoP. A copy of DOPT’s ID No.1211382/2016/CR dated 8.12.2016 is enclosed.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Satya Narayana Dash)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

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Introduction of SPARROW for CSS officers – completion of various tasks

Introduction of SPARROW for CSS officers – completion of various tasks

No. 22/10/2015/CS-I(APAR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of personnel & Training
CS-I(APAR)

2nd Floor, Loknayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd February, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Introduction of SPARROW for CSS officers – completion of various tasks- reg .

The undersigned is directed to say that ‘SPARROW’ has been introduced for recording on-line APARs for Deputy Secretary and above level officers in CSS and equivalent levels in CSSS from the financial year 2015-16.

2. The time-limits for performing various activities on the ‘SPARROW’ system were extended vide this Department’s Office memorandum of even number dated 27th May, 2016. The window for ‘SPARROW’ CSS was closed on 31st December, 2016. A number of Ministries/Departments requested for reopening of this window for completion of various tasks in the system. Therefore, the window for ‘SPARROW’ (CSS) has been re-opened on the request of these departments to facilitate the nodal officers to take action in the ‘SPARROW’ system as per the extended date-line.
3. However, it is clarified that the dates extended beyond 1 sl January,2017 are for taking necessary action for dealing with representations, disposal of representations and similar actions on the part of the nodal officers. Dates for recording of APARs would be same as contained in the Office Memorandum dated 27th May, 2016.

4. It is also reiterated that as per instructions of this Department, APARs of CSS officers are required to be uploaded on CSCMS. Hard copy of the APARs generated on SPARROW will be kept in CS-I Division/CS-II Division. It would not be practicably possible for these Divisions to download all the APARs from ‘SPARROW’ and then keep them in the relevant APAR folders including their uploading in the CSCMS system.

5. It is, therefore, requested that Ministries/Departments may ensure following action at their end for efficient management of APARs generated in the ‘SPARROW’ system :

i) To complete the task required at their end in the SPARROW system before the aforesaid date.
ii) To download the APARs generated online on ‘SPARROW’ and to upload PDF files in CSCMS.
iii) The PDF files so downloaded from SPARROW may be sent to this Department for custody.

6. In addition the details of hard copies of APARs (other than on-line mode), giving justification for not recording the APAR through ‘SPARROW’ may be sent to this department.

(Chandra Shekhar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

To
All Ministries/Departments for (CSS) & (CSSS)
Copy to DS (CS-II) for information.

Source: DoPT Order 2017

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Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations

Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations

Centre expands ambit of panel examining 7th Pay Commission-related anomalies

New Delhi: The Centre has expanded the ambit of a panel looking into anomalies arising out of the implementation of the seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The work of the anomaly committee, which has representatives from both official and staff sides, is to act on representations received from the employees against the pay panel’s recommendations.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has modified the definition of anomaly to include “Where the official side and the staff side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) to give rise to anomalous situation,” as per the Office Memorandun No.11/2/2016-JCA dated 20th February, 2017.

The inclusion of term “disturbance of vertical and horizontal relativities” (referred to as gaps in pay among various group of employees/officer working at the same level) will help in expanding the approach of the anomaly committee, a senior DoPT official said.

Now the anomaly will include cases where the official side and the staff side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the seventh CPC itself without the Commission assigning any reason.

“It will also include cases where the maximum of the level in the pay matrix corresponding to the applicable grade pay in the pay band under the pre-revised structure is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at,” the order said.

The DoPT had in August last year asked all central government departments to set up committees to look into various pay-related anomalies arising out of the pay panel’s recommendations.

The Centre has accepted most of the recommendations of the seventh CPC being implemented from January 1, 2016.

PTI

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Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations

Modification in the definition of anomaly – DoPT Orders 

Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commissions recommendations.

No.11/2/2016-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment JCA Section

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

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s OM of even number dated 16/8/2016 and to incorporate the following modification in the definition of anomaly:

“Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.”

2. With the incorporation of the above para in the O.M., the definition of anomaly will read as follows:

(1) Definition of Anomaly
Anomaly will include the following cases;

a) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Sixth Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason;

b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure as notified vide CCS(RP Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules;

c) Where the Official side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.

3. The rest of the content of the O.M. dated 16.08.2016 shall remain unchanged.

sd/-
(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

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Minutes of the meeting: 29th SCOVA meeting under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP)

Minutes of the meeting: 29th SCOVA meeting under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP)

F.No.42/16/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-l10003
Date: 16th Feb, 2017

To
All the Pensioners Associations included in the SCOV A vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

Subject: 29th SCOVA meeting under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) – Minutes of the meeting

Please find enclosed herewith minutes of the 29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) held under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) on 12.01.2017 for your kind perusal and necessary action. The minutes of the meeting are also available on this Department’s website www.pensionersportal.gov.in.

(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director(P)

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Draft Recruitment Rules for the Post of Multi Tasking Staff in Staff Selection Commission

Draft Recruitment Rules for the Post of Multi Tasking Staff in Staff Selection Commission.

Draft Recruitment Rules for the post of Multi Tasking Staff in Staff
Selection Commission are attached herewith for perusal of all concerned.
Comments of stakeholders, if any, may please be sent to this Department on or
before 15.03.2017 at the address Section Officer, Estt.(B.I), Department of
Personnel & Training, Room No.215-C, North Block, New Delhi. A soft copy of
the comments may also be sent to this Department at selvakumar.m13nic.in .
[ TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, PART II, SECTION 3,
SUB-SECTION (i) ]

No.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, the

NOTIFICATION

G. S .R In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution and in accordance with DOPT O.M.No. AB.14017/6/2009- Estt.(RR) dated 30.4.2010 and in supersession of the Staff Selection Commission (Group ‘D’ posts) Recruitment Rules, 1978; Staff Selection Commission (Examination Work Attendant) Recruitment Rules, 1989 and Staff Selection Commission (Senior Gestetner Operator and Senior Peon) Recruitment Rules, 1996 notified on 31.05.1980, 09.10.1989 and 04.10.1996 respectively, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the post of Multi Tasking Staff
(Group ‘C’) in the Staff Selection Commission, namely :-
1. Short title and commencement:-  These rules may be called the Staff Selection Commission Group ‘C’

“Multi Tasking Staff’ Recruitment Rules, 2017.

They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official
Gazette.

2. Number of Posts, Classification and Scale of pay :- The number of posts,
its classification and the Pay Level in Pay Matrix attached thereto shall be
as specified in Column 2 to 4 of the Schedule annexed to these rules.

3. Method of recruitment, age limit and other Qualifications, etc.:- The
method of recruitment to the said post, age limit, qualification and other
matters relating to thereto shall be as specified in column 5 to 13 of the
said Schedule;

4. Disqualification:- No person,
(a) Who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having
a spouse living, or
(b) Who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a
marriage with any person,
shall be eligible for appointment to the said post.
Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied, that such marriage
is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the
other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing,
exempts any person from the operation of this rule.
5. Power to relax :- Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it
is necessary or expedient to do so, it may, by order, and for reasons to be
recorded in writing, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect
to any class or category of persons.
6. Saving:- Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations, relaxations of
age limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled
Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Ex-Servicemen or any
other special category of persons in accordance with the orders issued by
the Central Government from time to time in this regard.
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Reckoning GP 4200/- PB-2 as entry grade pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Pharmacist category

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10

Dated: 07/02/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Reckoning GP 4200/- PB-2 as entry grade pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Pharmacist category – reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 30/08/2016 and
22/12/2016.

(ii) Railway Board’s reply vide No. PC-V/2011/M/NFIR dated
24/01/2017
Federation does not agree with the view taken by the Railway Board by misinterpretation of the contents of DoP&T’s OM dated 4th Feb 1992. In this connection, Federation once again cites below the facts which have been ignored by the Board while considering the demand:

  • It is true that vide para 2 of the said OM, while the DoP&T has laid down criteria for assessing the suitability of the incumbents of the posts due to revision of pay scales/upgradation, at the same time in sub-para 2 of the same OM, it has been clarified that  where the upgradation involves replacement scale without higher responsibilities or higher qualification but with higher eligibility of service, in such situation suitability may not be assessed.
  • It has been further clarified that those who fulfill the criteria of qualifying service, should be appointed to the upgraded post from the date on which they complete the qualifying service.
  • The condition stipulated in sub-para 2 of DoP&T’s OM dated 4th Feb 1992 has been fulfilled by the Pharmacists who though recruited in GP 2800 have been appointed to GP 4200 (6th CPC) on completion of 2 years service in GP 2800/- (PB-1).

The plea taken by the Railway Board that the said OM of DoP&T is applicable for assessing the suitability of the incumbents, is therefore, misconceived, illogical and unjustified. On the other hand, the case of Pharmacists for granting MACP benefit is required to be dealt applying the provisions contained in the DoP&T’s OM dated 4th Feb,1992.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway instructions to the Zones etc., allowing MACP endorsed to the Federation.

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

Copy to the Executive Director,PC-I, Railway Board, DFCC Building, Metro Bhavan, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi for information and necessary action please.

Copy to the General Secretaries of the Affiliated Unions of NFIR.

Source: NFIR

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Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than authorized agents

Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than authorized agents

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultations Mechinery
For Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-mail :nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC-JCM-2017/

The Secretary,
Government of India,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block,
New Delhi

February 9, 2017

Sub: Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than authorized agents.

Ref:- Decision taken in the New Agenda No.III of the Standing Committee meeting of the National Council (JCM) held on 25.10.2016

Dear Sir,
In the Standing Committee meeting of the National Council (JCM) held under your chairmanship on 25.10.2016 the Staff Side informed that many non entitled Central government Employees had availed themselves the benefit of LTC-80 and purchased ticket from unauthorized agents, unaware of the rule position. Subsequently audit had returned the LTC final claims without sanctioning them and advised the administrative divisions of the Ministries concerned to recover the entire LTC advance from their salary. The staff Side also informed that Ministry of Defence, with the approval of Hon’ble Defence Minister had forwarded a proposal the DOPT seeking one time relaxation in such cases. The Secretary (P) informed in the meeting that the entire issue is under consideration of the DOPT.

To our shock and surprise the Ministry of Defence vide their ID Note dated 3.2.2017 has issue a letter to the lower formations (copy enclosed) stating that the DOPT has not agreed for granting bulk relaxation to thousands of Group B and Group C Defence Civilian Employees. Further DOPT has advised Ministry of Defence that the proposal for granting relaxation for booking of tickets through private travel agents may be scrutinized individually and has given certain guidelines which is practically difficult to adopt at this stage, since many such employees are due to retire from service shortly. It will be difficult for the administration to cross verify all those claims since the number of affected employees are more than 5000. In this situation we suggest the following for your kind consideration.

“In the case of those employees who have purchase air tickets from other than authorized agents and have actually travelled and submitted the tickets along with boarding pass, in such cases the administration may find out the actual LTC-80 fare from the concerned Airlines on that particular date when the concerned employee actually traveled and the claim may be restricted to the same and the balance amount if any calimed the same may be recovered from the concerned employee”.

The above proposal if accepted will reduce lot of administrative work and also will relieve the concerned employees from financial and mental hardship, thereby setting and outstanding issue once for all. In case of any further clarification required the Staff Side may please be invited for a discussion on the subject. Awaiting for your favorable response please.

 

Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: Confederation

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Amendment of Recruitment Rules for the post of Training Equipment Operator (TEO) in the pay level-5 of pay matrix in the ISTM

Amendment of Recruitment Rules for the post of Training Equipment Operator (TEO) in the pay level-5 of pay matrix in the ISTM

No.A-12034/14/2016-ISTM
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division

Old JNU Campus, Block IV, 4th Floor,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
Dated: 8th February, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment of Recruitment Rules for the post of Training Equipment Operator (TEO) in the pay level-5 of pay matrix in the ISTM.

The undersigned is directed to upload the draft Recruitment Rules for the post of Training Equipment Operator in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management, New Delhi and to request for comments, if any, from all the stakeholders on the draft RRs. The comments may kindly be sent on email ID:sanjay.mehta@nic.in and an.narayanan@nic.in latest by 09.03.2017.

Encl.: As above

sd/-
(Sanjay Mehta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telephone: 011-2616 1871
sanjay.mehta@nic.in

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