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7th CPC – Classification of Civil Posts under CCS(CCA) Rules – Gazette Notification

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7th CPC – Classification of Civil Posts under CCS(CCA) Rules – Gazette Notification

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

 ORDER 

New Delhi, the 9th November, 2017

S.O. 3578 (E). In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution read with rule 6 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of  Personnel and Training) number S.O. 2079(E), dated the 20th August, 2014, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby directs that with effect from the date of publication of this Order in the Official Gazette, all civil posts except persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department under the Union, shall be classified as follows :

S.No.

Description of Posts

Classification of posts
(1) (1) (3)
1 A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 10 to 18. Group A
2 A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 6 to 9. Group B
3 A Central Civil Post carrying the pay in the Pay Matrix at the Level from 1 to 5. Group C

Explanation – For the purpose of this Order, ‘Level’ in relation to a post means, the Level specified in third row of Part A of the Schedule to the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

[F. No. 11012/10/2016-Estt.A-III]

GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy.

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Filling up the post of Director (Finance) JS level in Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd (HHEC) Noida under Ministry of Textiles on Non CSS basis

Filling up the post of Director (Finance) JS level in Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd (HHEC) Noida under Ministry of Textiles on Non CSS basis.

F.No 10/13/2017-EO(SM-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Office of the Establishment Officer

North Block, New Delhi, the 20th November, 2017

To

1. The Chief Secretaries, All State Governments.
2. The Secretaries of all the Ministries/Departmentsof Government of India.

Subject: Filling up the post of Director (Finance) JS level in Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd (HHEC) Noida under Ministry of Textiles on Non CSS basis.

Sir/Madam,
It IS proposed to fill up the post of Director (Finance) (JS level) in Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd. (HHEC), Noida under Ministry of Textiles with pay at Level 14 (Rs 1,44,200-2,18,200/-)of the Pay Matrix on deputation basis

2. Names of willing and eligible officers, who have been empanelled to hold Joint Secretary or equivalent posts at the Centre under the Central Staffing Scheme, may be recommended to this office along with cadre clearance, vigilance clearance, detailed bio-data, viz. name, date of birth, service, batch, contact telephone number, email address, educational qualifications, complete experience/posting details etc. CR dossiers/certified ACRs for the last five years and details of debarment & cooling off in respect of past central deputation, In case the officers are currently on Central deputation, the nomination may be forwarded with the approval of the Minister-in-charge concerned.

3. The post is a Non-Central Staffing Scheme post to be filled up through the Civil Services Board (CSB) procedure. It may be noted that no ‘Mandatory Posting Certificate’ for allotment/retention of Government accommodation would be issued by this office to the officer appointed on the above referred post However, those officers who have served and are currently serving on Central Staffing Scheme post in Delhi for at least four years and require to retain Government accommodation, would be issued a certificate to the effect that the officer concerned has served for at least four years in CSS post and he/she needs to retain Government accommodation for his/her tenure on non-CSS post.

4. It is requested that the applications of the eligible candidates may be forwarded so as to reach this Departmentwithin one month from the date of issueof this circular.

Yours faithfully,
(Rajender Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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DOPT : Items proposed by the Staff-Side, NC(JCM) for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee

DOPT : Items proposed by the Staff-Side, NC(JCM) for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee
F.No.11/2/2016-JCA-I(Pt.)

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

 

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

To

Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra

Secretary, Staff-Side National Council,

JCM 13-C, Ferozshah Road,

New Delhi-110001

Subject:— Items proposed by the Staff-Side, NC(JCM) for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee — Comments of DoPT regarding.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to your letters no. NC-JCM-2017/7th CPC Anomaly dated 16th August, 2017 and 31th August, 2017 with which a total of 18 items have been sent to DoPT for discussion in the NAC meetings. These 18 items are about various issues over which, the Staff-Side has opined, anomaly has arisen as a result of the 7th CPC’s recommendations or absence of them.

2. On the other hand, DoPT after examining them in the light of the three postulates which, as described in DoPT’s OM. No. 11/2/2016-JCA dated 16th August, 2016 and 20th February, 2017, would constitute anomaly is of the view that there are certain items in the lists sent which are not in accord with them and hence cannot be called anomalies as such notwithstanding the merit that they may have otherwise. There are also certain items which should be taken up at the Departmental Anomaly Committees of the other administrative Ministries concerned. A few items are those which, for a detailed examination, need more relevant documents/papers etc. These have been briefly described below:

Si. No
DescriptionAnomaly     
Comments
1.      
Anomaly     in computation          of Minimum Wage
As
against the Minimum Wage decided to be Rs. 18000/- by the Govt. w.e.f.
01.01.2016, the Staff-Side has said that this should be not less than
Rs. 26,000/-and the multiplication factor ought to have been 3.714 and
not 2.57.
 They
have further asked for the pay matrix to be changed. Objecting to the
methodology adopted by the 7th CPC in computing the Minimum Wage, they
have given a number of reasons like the retail prices of the commodities
quoted by the Labour Bureau being irrational, adoption of the 12
monthly average of the retail price being contents to the Dr. Avkrovd f
ormula, the website of the Agriculture Ministry giving the retail prices
of commodities forming the basis of computation of minimum wage
provides a different picture, so on and so forth.
However,
when one compares this item with the three situations given in DoPT’s
OM. No. 11/2/2016-jCA dated 16th August, 2016 and 20th February, 2017,
it does not appear that this satisfies any of them to be treated as an
anomaly.
2.      
3% Increment in all stages
The
Staff-Side argues that in spite of the foreword to the Report making it
clear in para 1.19 that the prevailing rate of increment is considered
quite satisfactory and has been retained, an illustrative list appended
by them shows instances where the pay, gone up after the addition of
annual increment by 3%, falls short of what it would have been. They
have quoted para-5.1.38 of the report also which states that the rate of
annual increment would be 3%.
While
what the Staff-Side has stated has its own merits, the fact of the
matter is that the principle followed here is whenever a stage of pay,
after addition of an increment, falls short of the nearest hundred by
less than 50, the employee would be entitled to get the amount mentioned
in the immediately next cell in the Pay-Matrix. However, when the gap
is that of more than 50, the pay, on addition of an increment, is
rounded off to the nearest hundred which travels backward.
For
instance, if staying at Rs. 46,100/- one gets an increment @ 3%,
instead of having his/her pay fixed at Rs. 47,483/- (which is the exact
figure), it will be Rs. 47,500/- (thus gaining by Rs. 13/-). Thus it is
not a case of permanent loss as the loss in one year is made good in the
second/third year. Considering this to he a situation of swings and
roundabouts, this may not be treated as a case of anomaly.
3.      
Anomaly due to index rationalization
The
Staff-Side has taken exception to the index rationalization followed by
the 7th CPC while formulating its views as per which the fitment factor
varies and moves upward as one goes up the hierarchical ladder with the
level of responsibility and accountability also steadily climbing up
commensurately. The Staff-Side argues that the multiplication factor
should be one, i.e. 2.81.
Although the Staff-Side has remonstrated that
the
vertical relativity will suffer distortion in the process, it has to be
stated that it is a policy decision about by the Staff-Side comes to be
distorted when the pay of a feeder-cadre post and that of a promotional
post becomes same. In this case it is not
so. Hence it does not appear to qualify for being called an anomaly.
4.      
Minimum Pension
The
Staff-Side says the minimum pension fixed after 7th CPC should be
corrected and revised orders issued. From the brief explanatory note
recorded under this point, it appears that the CPC had sounded out D/o
pension on what the latter thought what the minimum pension should be.
This
is an exclusively pension-related issue on which, as informed by the
Staff-Side, D/o Pension was asked for their views by the 7t1 CPC.
Moreover, as will be evident, the basic focus of DoPT’s Q.M. No.
11/2/2016-JCA dated 16th August, 2016 and 20th February, 2017 is on
taking on board those anomalies which are pay-related. Hence, this item
may be taken up separately by the Staff-Side with the D/o Pension. Thus,
instead of treating this as a case of anomaly, the Staff-Side is
requested to take it up with the D/o Pension separately.
5.      
Date of effect of allowances HRA, Transport Allowance, CEA etc.
The
Staff-Side has demanded that the grant of the allowances (revised)
mentioned alongside should be made effective from 01.01.2016 and not
from 01.07.2017.
This
is a demand and cannot be treated as an anomaly. Moreover, the date
from which a benefit is to be made effective is something which can be
decided only by the Government. Hence, this may not be taken up at the
NAC.
6.      
Anomaly in the grant of D.A instalment w.e.f 01.01.2016.
Here the Staff-Side has questioned the methodology adopted by the Government in computing the DA instalment w.e.f. 01.01.2016.
It
has, however, to be pointed out that even if there is merit in the
contention of the Staff-Side involving this item, it does not qualify
being called an anomaly when it is examined in the light of the three
situations which, as per DoPT’s Q.M. No. 11/2/2016-JCA dated 16th
August, 2016 and 20th February, 2017, would constitute anomalies.
3. Items to be taken up at the Departmental Anomaly Committees.
Si. No
DescriptionAnomaly     
Comments
1.
Implement  the recommendation on Parity in Pay Scale between Sr.  Auditor/Sr. Accountant of IA&AD and organized Accounts with Assistant Section Officer of CSS.
The
Staff-Side says that although the 5th, 6th and now 7th CPC’s have
recommended that the pay-scales of different cadres/categories/grades
requiring the same recruitment qualifications should be the same, denial
of the same benefit to the Statistical Assistants (SA’s) who are
otherwise at par with Assistant Section Officers (erstwhile ‘Assistant’)
is a violation of the principle. While ASO’s are placed in the
Pay-Matrix of 7, SA’s are in the Pay-Matrix of 6. This arrangement is
stated to have disturbed the horizontal relativity between the
pay-scales of the SA’s in the Organized Accounts and IA&AD Cadre and
ASO’s in the CSS cadre. In conclusion, it has been requested that SA’s
should also be placed in Pay-Matrix no. 7.
Even
if, the present case comes across as one of anomaly, it appears that
the interests of the Statistical Assistants only are involved. ASO’s of
CCS are coming into the question; but only as a reference point, by way
of comparison. Hence the Staff-Side is requested to take up this issue
at the Departmental Anomaly Committee concerned.
2.
Technical Supervisors     of Railways
This
particular item is exclusively Railways-specific. The Staff-Side, NC
OCM) is requested to take it up at the Departmental Anomaly Committee of
MR) Railways.
3.
Anomaly     in       the assignment  of replacement of Levels of pay in the Ministry of Defence, Railways, Mines etc in the case of Store Keepers     .
Staff-Side
says that although ‘Store keeper’ is one such category of posts which
is common to various Departments like Defence, Mines, Railways etc and
in spite of the nature of job, responsibilities being similar, the
pay-scale of storekeepers across all the Departments is not the same. It
is still less in the M/o Defence even after the entry-level
qualifications which were different before the 7th CPC stage, have been
revised.
If
what the Staff-Side remonstrates that even after the requisite changes
had been carried out in the R/Rules, the 7th CPC did not take any
cognizance of it is true, it has to be assumed that it is a policy
decision of the Government. Moreover, the issue appears to be M/o
Defence-specific. The Staff-Side is requested to take it up at the
Departmental Anomaly Committee meeting of the M/o Defence.
         
4.       Item to be taken up separately with the Department of Pension.
Si. No
DescriptionAnomaly     
Comments
1.
Anomaly     arising from the decision to reject option-1 in pension fixation
As
per the ToR of the NAC, anomalies are basically pay-centric. Under this
point, the contention of the Staff-Side is pension-centric.
Furthermore, the Staff-Side has themselves clarified that post-7th CPC,
Government had set up a CoS headed by Secretary(Pension) to look into
the first option recommended by the 7th CPC. Eventually, this was not
found feasible to be implemented. With such a decision having been taken
at the CoS level, it cannot be called an anomaly. In view of this, we
may inform the Staff-Side to separately take it up with D/0 Pension
without treating it as an anomaly that can be taken up at the NAC.
                            
5.       More details required to examine the following item.
Si. No
DescriptionAnomaly     
Comments
1.
Parity in Pay Scales between      Assistants  /Stenographers      in field / subordinate officers and assistant Section Officer and stenographers in CSS.
Although the         heading of this item is          self-explanatory, the relevant text given in the paper sent  is
not complete as the pay-scales of Assistants and stenos posted in field
have not been mentioned therein. Until their pay-scales are known
they
cannot be compared to check whether there is indeed any anomaly. The
Staff-Side is requested to provide more information that is relevant so
that it can be properly examined to find out whether an anomaly arises
here or not.

 

 Yours faithfully,
 S/d,
(D.K. Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Signed Copy

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Inviting comments on the definition of “Operational Staff” which would be eligible for Overtime Allowance

Inviting comments on the definition of “Operational Staff” which would be eligible for Overtime Allowance

No.A-27016/ 01/ 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,
Dated: 16th November, 2017.

Office Memorandum

Subject: Inviting comments on the definition of “Operational Staff” which would be eligible for Overtime Allowance

As per the 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 be revised upwards”. 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.

2. 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.

3. However, this Department has been receiving queries from various Deptts. as
to which staff would be covered under the term “Operational“. Thus it appears that there is a lack of clarity as to what constitutes Operational Staff. In pursuance of decision taken on the recommendations of the 7th CPC relating to OTA, a broad definition has been attempted in order to assist in identification of operational Staff.

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

4. Inputs and suggestions are requested from all Ministries/Departments taking into account the specific peculiar requirements of staff under each of them keeping in view the content of work being performed by them. The inputs /suggestions may be kindly sent to the undersigned on mail id: sandeep.saxena@nic.inwithin 15 days of the issue of this O.M.

(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

To

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

Source: DoPT

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Government considering report on age limit for civil service exams

Government considering report on age limit for civil service exams

Nearly eight months after its submission, the report of Baswan committee that suggested changes in civil service exam pattern and age limit is under examination, the government has said.

The committee had submitted its report to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 9 August 2016.

“The Baswan Committee’s report along with UPSC’s recommendations on it has been received on 20 March 2017 and the same is under examination,” the department of personnel and training (DoPT) said in response to an RTI query filed by a PTI correspondent.

Thousands of aspirants appear in the civil service exam conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages – preliminary, mains and interview – to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

The UPSC had constituted the expert committee under the chairmanship of former human resource development secretary and retired IAS officer B S Baswan to review the scheme of civil service examination in August 2015.

The committee is understood to have recommended reduction in upper age limit of 32 years to appear in the civil service exam, officials said.

“The recommendations made by the committee including on pattern of civil service examination and age limit are presently under consideration of the UPSC,” minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh had told Rajya Sabha in a written reply in November last year.

In a related development, the UPSC has fixed a seven-day time frame for candidates to report mistakes or discrepancies in questions asked in the various examinations conducted by it.

PTI

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7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

7th-CPC-Children-Education-Allowance

F.No.33-03/2017-PAP

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
(ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION)/PAP SECTION

DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG,
NEW DELHI – 110 001
8th  Nov. 2017

To
ALL HEADS OF CIRCLES,
ALL GM (PAF)/DAS (P),
ALL DIRECTORS POSTAL STAFF COLLEGE INDIA/PTCs.

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of extracts of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Person6e1 & Training’s Office Memorandum No.27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31.10.2017 on the subject cited above for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.

Encl: As above.

S/d,
(Narender Prakash)
Section Officer (PAP)

No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)

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

 

Block-IV, Old JNU Camws,
New Delhi
Dated: 31.10.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0.M.No.12011/04/2008- Estt(AL) dated 11-9-2008 and O.M. No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/08/2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates prescribed. The annual ceiling fixed for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees is now Rs.54,000/-. The rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide 0.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt(AL) dated 11-9-2008,

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

3. Hindi version follows.

S/d,
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 26164316

To

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

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One-week In-service Training Programme for AIS Officers (IAS, IPS & IFoS), officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme and officers of CSS/CSSS (DS/Sr. PPS and above) at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

One-week In-service Training Programme for AIS Officers (IAS, IPS &  IFoS), officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme and officers of CSS/CSSS (DS/Sr. PPS and above) at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

No.12017/02/2017-TNP(S)[Part-VII(TISS)]
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
[Training Division]

Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67
Dated: November 14,2017.

To,
Shri B. Venkatesh Kumar,
Course Director,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
Deonar, Mumbai-400088.

Subject: One-week In-service Training Programme for AIS Officers (IAS, IPS &  IFoS), officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme and officers of CSS/CSSS (DS/Sr. PPS and above) at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.

Sir,
Due to unavoidable circumstances, the One-week In-Service Training Programme for AIS Officers (JAS,IPS,IFoS), officers working under Central Staffing Scheme, officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and officers of  Central Secretariat Stenographer Service (CSSS) on the subject “Social Policy and Governance” scheduled for 20-24 November, 2017 at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai is cancelled.

2. Inconvenience caused is regretted.

(N.Raju)
Director (TRG)

Copy to: Applicants concerned.

Source: DoPT

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Rotational transfer of Under Secretaries of CSS Relieving of officers

Rotational transfer of Under Secretaries of CSS Relieving of officers

No.5/10/2017-CS-I(U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
CS-I(U) Section

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated 10th November, 2017.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 Subject: Rotational transfer of Under Secretaries of CSS Relieving of officers -regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Order of even number dated 13.10.2017 on the subject mentioned above, wherein the concerned Ministries/ Departments were requested to relieve the officer(s) concerned immediately so that the officers could join the allocated Ministry/ Department. However, it has been observed that not all the officers have been relieved so far.

2. The concerned cadre units as well as the officers concerned are, therefore, requested to comply with the above referred order. A copy of relieving/ joining order may also please be furnished to this Department for records.

(Anil Tripathi)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Non-Functional upgradation for officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Services in PB-3, PB-4 and HAG

Non-Functional upgradation for officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Services in PB-3, PB-4 and HAG

No.AB-14017/30/2011-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
(Deptt. Of Personnel & Training)

Room No.215-A/II,
North Block, New Delhi.
Dated: 6th November, 2017.

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 Subject : Non-Functional upgradation for officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Services in PB-3, PB-4 and HAG.

Reference is invited to this Department OM No.AB.14017/64/2008-Estt(RR) dated 24.4.2009 on the above subject. The details of batch of the officers belonging to the Indian Administrative Service who have been posted at the Centre in various grades of PB-3, PB-4 and HAG was last circulated in this Department OM of even number dated 14-9-2017.

2. The details of the IAS officers who have been subsequently posted in the Centre in various grades as well as the date of posting of the first officer belonging to the batch is annexed. Necessary action may be taken for grant of higher scale for the officers belonging to batches of Organized Group ‘A’ Services that are senior by two years or more and have not so far been promoted to that particular grade in accordance with the provisions of this Department’s OM No.AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 24.4.2009.

3. Hindi version will follow.

(G. Jayanthi)
Joint Secretary (E.I)

 non-upgradation-DoPT

 

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Stepping up of pay of senior of CSS promotion in the Officers Grade than juniors

Stepping up of pay of senior of CSS promotion in the Officers Grade than juniors

F.No.18/2/2014-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of PG & Pensions
Department of personnel & Training

2nd Floor, A Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, the 6th November, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Stepping up of pay of senior of CSS promotion in the Officers Grade than juniors – reg.

Representations have been received from some CSS officers in whose case re-fixation and recovery orders have been issued by concerned Ministries/Departments in pursuance to DOPT 0M 20.05.2014, requesting withdrawal of the OMs referred above.

2. It is once again clarified that 0M No.5/16/80-CS.l dated 13.4.1988 was issued on acceptance of award by Board of Arbitration in CA Reference No.7 of 1984 which allowed stepping up of pay at an Assistant of CSS, who is senior by virtue of having been recruited through an earlier examination but is drawing less pay on promotion in the Grade of officer than his junior recruited through a letter examination, up to a level equal to the pay of such junior Sexton Officer in the same cadre i.e. senior DR Assistant to junior DR Assistant of later exam on their promotion as Section Officer, Vide OM No.5/21/192-CS.I dated 23.2.1994 this benefit of stepping up was extended to Section Officers appointed through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) (again applicable to Assistants only). OM NO.5/1/96-CS.l dated 8.10.1996 further extended this benefit in case of promotee Assistants and also to the cases where both junior and senior have been recruited on the basis of the same Select List/Assistants Grade Examination, as the case may be in accordance with OA No.365/90 (Shri K.C.Sehgal Vs UOI and OA No .869/91 (Shri L.K. Chawla VS UOI), which were upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

3. That there are general guidelines of stepping up of pay issued by the Ministry Of Finance vide 0M No.F.2(78)-E.III(A) dated 04.02.1966 and this Department vide 0M dated 04.11.1993. One Of the conditions of the general guidelines for allowing stepping up of pay to a Senior Govt. servant with reference to a junior in the lower grade also.

Source: www.dopt.gov.in

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Guidelines on Air Travel on Government Expenses – Purchase of Tickets from Authorised Agent

Guidelines on Air Travel on Government Expenses – Purchase of Tickets from Authorised Agent: MHA OM

No.19011/01/2015-Fin.II(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
North Block, New Delhi,

Dated November 03, 2017

OFFICE-MEMORANDUM

Sub: Guidelines on Air Travel on Government Expenses – Purchase of Tickets from Authorised Agent- reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to GoI 14 below SR 48-8 wherein provision has been made that in all cases of air travel, where Govt. of India bears the cost of air passage, the officials have to travel only by Air India. Further, GoI 16 below the rule stipulates for purchase of air ticket directly from Airlines (Booking Counter or website of Airlines) or by utilizing the services of the authorised agents viz. M/s. Balmer Lawrie Co., M/s Ashoka Travels & Tours and IRCTC. Department of Expenditure, M/o. Finance time and again also stressed the need of travel only by Air India and purchase of air tickets from permissible source. Recent in this row is their OM No. 19024/22/2017E-IV dated 18th July, 2017 (copy enclosed for ready reference).

2. Despite this MHA is frequently in receipt of proposals for relaxation of above rules citing reason of ignorance/unawareness of these guidelines. Department of Expenditure has clarified to MHA that henceforth relaxation on account of ignorance/unawareness of the guidelines would not be considered by them in future.

View: 7th CPC Travel Entitlement on Leave Travel Concession w.e.f. 1st July, 2017: DoPT OM 19.09.2017

3. It is, accordingly, stressed upon all the offices/Division under the ambit of Integrated Finance Division of MHA to scrupulously follow the guidelines relating to air travel.

Encl.: A/a.

(Kumar Manoj Kashyap)
Under Secretary & FA (Fin-II)

Source: www.mha.gov.in

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SHe-Box : Online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic-Box

Online complaint management system titled “Sexual Harassment electronic-Box (SHe-Box)” – regarding

SHe-Box-Sexual-Harassment-Electronic-Box-DoPT

 F. No. 11013/7/2016-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk

North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated 1st November, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Online complaint management system titled “Sexual Harassment electronic-Box (SHe-Box)” – regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that Ministry of Women & Child Development launched an online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic-Box (SHe-Box) on 24th July, 2017 for registering complaints related to sexual harassment at workplace. The She-Box is; an initiative to provide a platform to the women working or visiting any office of Central Government (Central Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies and Institutions etc.) to file complaints related to sexual harassment at workplace under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

2. Once a complaint is submitted to SHe-Box, it wiil be directly sent to the Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) of the concerned Ministry / Department/ PSU / Autonomous Body etc. having jurisdiction to inquire into the complaint. The She-Box also provides an opportunity to both the complainant and nodal administrative authority to monitor the progress of inquiry conducted by the ICCs. The SHe-Box portal can be accessed at the link given below:

http://www.shebox.nic.in/

3. Features of the SHe-Box are as under:

(i) SHe-Box is an online Complaint Management System for lodging complaints related to sexual harassment of women at workplace. The steps required for filing of complaint through SHe-Box can be downloaded from the link:

http://www.shebox.nic.in/assets/site/downloads/manual.pdf

(ii) Any woman working or visiting any office of Central Government (Central Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies an.d Institutions etc.) can file complaint related to sexual harassment at workplace through this SHe-Box.

(iii) Once a complaint is submitted to the SHe-Box, it will directly send the complaint to the Internal Complaints Committee. (ICC) of the concerned Ministry /Department/PSU / Autonomous Body etc; having jurisdiction to inquire into the complaint. The Internal Complaints Committee will take action as prescribed under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and update the status of the complaint through ‘Administrator Login

(iv) The status of complaint can be viewed at any time by pressing the tab ‘View Status of Your Complaint’ within SHe-Box.

4. The complaint registered in the She-Box contains only a brief description of the incident of sexual harassment at workplace. The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) is required to initiate inquiry as prescribed under Section 11 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 read with Department of Personnel & Training’s  O.M. No. 1l013/2/2014-Estt.(A-III) dated 16th July, 2015 by calling upon the complainant to provide detailed complaint along with all the relevant evidences (documentary or otherwise).

5. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of all officers and staff working under them. The Ministries/ Departments are also requested to advise the PSEs / Autonomous Bodies under their administrative control to bring the content of SHe-Box to all officers and staff.

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Nitin Gupta)

Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Tel: 23040264

To
The Secretaries of All Ministries/Departments
(as per the standard list)

Source: DoPT

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Journey to Headquarters on LTC in respect of dependent family members of the Government servant

Journey to Headquarters on LTC in respect of dependent family members of the Government servant

LTC- family-members-Government-servant

No. 31011/5/2015-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 October 31,2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Journey to Headquarters on LTC in respect of dependent family members of  the Government servant – Clarification – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 31011/14/86-Estt.(A-1V) dated 08.05.1987, which inter alia provides that the Govt. servant and the members of the family may claim LTC independently, however, reimbursement in such cases will be restricted to the actual distance travelled by the family or the distance between the headquarters/place of posting of the Government servant and the place visited/hometown, whichever is less.

2. Restriction of reimbursement to the distance from the Headquarter/place of posting creates an anomalous situation where the Government servant seeks to avail of LTC in respect of members of the family to the Headquarters/place of posting either from the Home town of the Government servant or from anywhere else. For illustration, a dependent child of a Govt. servant (posted in Delhi) staying and pursuing studies in Mumbai may visit a Government servant at his Headquarters/place of posting (i.e. Delhi) on LTC, however, reimbursement in such case shall be admissible for distance between the Headquarters and place of visit (which in this case is Headquarters itself), which shall be NIL in this case.

3.To resolve the issue, the matter has been considered by this Department in consultation with Joint Consultative Machinery – Staff side and Department of Expenditure. It is clarified that full reimbursement as per the entitlement of the Government servant shall be allowed for journey(s) performed on LTC by the family members from any place in India to Headquarters/place of posting of the Government servant and back. When such journey is performed from the Home Town, the LTC shall be counted against ‘Home Town’ LTC and in case the journey is from any other place in India, then it shall be counted against ‘Any place in India’ LTC.

4. The provisions of this OM (para 3) will have prospective effect.

5. Hindi version will follow.

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

To
The Secretaries
All Ministries/Departments of Government of India
(As per the standard list)

Source: DoPT Orders 2017

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DoPT: Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017

Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017

F.No. 12/16/2016-JCA 2

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

North Block, New Delhi
Dated October 27, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Closure of offices surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium on 30.10.2017 and 31.10.2017 – regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that the Delhi Police have intimated about the visit of the Hon’ble Prime Minister at Patel Chowk on 31.10.2017 to pay floral tributes at the Statue of Sardar Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary. It has also been informed that the Run for Unity will be held on 31.10.2017 at MDC National Stadium and the Hon’ble Prime Minister is likely to flag off the run.

2. To make elaborate law & order/ security arrangements, the buildings surrounding Patel Chowk and MDC National Stadium are required to be sealed after conducting anti-sabotage checks. These office buildings (as per lists attached) are required to be vacated at 1500 hours on 30.10.2017 so that room are sealed after conducting regular anti-sabotage checks. The arrangements by Delhi Police will continue till 0930 hours on 31.10.2017 for the buildings/ offices indicated in List-I and till 1700 hours on 31.10.2017 for the buildings/ offices indicated in List-II.

3. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring this to the notice of all concerned for information/ necessary action.

4. Hindi version will follow.

Encl.: As above

S/d,
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary

To

All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India

  • UPSC/ C&AG/ Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/ Supreme Court/ Delhi High Court/ Central Administrative Tribunal/ Election Commission of India/ Niti Aayog / Central Vigilance Commission/ Reserve Bank of India/ NDMC

    LIST – I

    LIST OF BUILDINGS/ OFFICES TO BE CLOSED AFTER 1500 HOURS ON  30.10.2017 TILL 0930 HOURS ON 31.10.2017

    S.
    No.

    BUILDINGS

    POLICE STATION
    1. RBI Parliament Street
    2. NIT/ AAYOG Parliament Street
    3. SARDAR PATEL BHAWAN Parliament Street
    4. NIRVACHAN SADAN Parliament Street
    5. PUNJAB NATIONAL   BANK BUILDING, PATEL CHOWK Parliament Street
    6. AKASHWANI BHAWAN/ AIR, SANSAD MARG Parliament Street
    7. DAK BHAWAN Parliament Street
    8. JEEVAN TARA BUILDING Parliament Street
    9. JEEVAN DEEP BUILDING Parliament Street
    10. JEEVAN VIHAR BUILDING Parliament Street
    11. SBI BUILDING Parliament Street
    12. SANCHAR BHAWAN Parliament Street
    13. TRANSPORT BHAWAN Parliament Street

    LIST – II

    LIST OF BUILDINGS/OFFICES TO BE CLOSED AFTER 1500 HOURS ON 30.10.2017 TILL CLOSURE OF ARRANGEMENTS ON 31.10.2017

    S.
    No.
    BUILDINGS POLICE STATION
    1. HYDERABAD HOUSE TILAK MARG
    2. TERRITORIAL ARMY UNIT
    3. COAST GUARD HQ TILAK MARG
    4. NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART TILAK MARG
    5. BARODA HOUSE TILAK MARG
    6. BIKANER HOUSE TILAK MARG
    7. BIKANER HOUSE ANNEXE TILAK MARG
    8. JODHPUR HOSTEL TILAK MARG
    9. CCA, MIN. OF AGRICULTURE, 16-A, AKBAR ROAD TILAK MARG
    10. STC BUILDING B K ROAD
    11. JAMNAGAR HOUSE TILAK MARG

 

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Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes-regarding

Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes-regarding

DoPT-Disabilities-Other-Backward-Classes

F. No. 36023/1/2017-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation-1) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the October 27, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Nominations for the training of the Liaison Officers for SC/ST/Person with Disabilities and Other Backward Classes-regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum of  even number dated 11.08.2017 on the subject cited above whereby the Ministries/ Departments were requested to nominate their Liaison Officers for the above training programmes organised by Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM) to facilitate them in the performance of their duties.

2. It is stated that the ISTM issues course circulars for all the calendared courses at least 90 days before the commencement of the courses. Online nomination by the interested applicant/ nominees is mandatory in all courses. This is, inter-alia, required for shortlisting of the candidates, issuing automated communications through mail/ SMS of acceptance/ non- acceptance to their personal e-mail address/ mobile, plan logistics, etc.. The link for submission of online application is as under:-

http://www.istm.gov.in/home/online_nomination_form

3. All Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, requested to kindly direct their
nominated Liaison Officers to submit their online applications before the closing date to avoid inconvenience.

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary
Tele. No. 2309 2110

To,
The Joint Secretaries (Administration) of all Ministries/Departments of Government
of India (through website)

Source: DoPT

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Guidelines regarding change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category

Guidelines regarding change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category

IAS-OFFICERS-PHYSICALLY-HANDICAPPED

No.13017/16/2003-AIS-1 (Pt)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 17th October, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Guidelines regarding change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 14.02.2014 on the subject mentioned above and to say that consequent upon the approval and circulation of Cadre Allocation Policy for All India Services – IAS / IPS / IFoS vide OM No. 13013/2/2016-AIS.I dated 05.09.2017, the policy for change of cadre of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category issued vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 14.02.2014 will now be treated as superseded w.e.f. Civil Services Examination – 2017.

2. Further, proposals of cadre change of Indian Administrative Service Officers appointed against vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) category on the basis of Civil Service Examination upto 2016 will continue to be considered as per policy circulated vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 14.02.2014.

(Udai Bhan Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 23094142

Source: DoPT

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Revision of rates of Special Allowance payable to Parliament Assistants

Revision of rates of Special Allowance payable to Parliament Assistants

No. A-27023/02/2017-Estt (AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block No. IV, Old INU Campus
New Delhi, Dated 2110.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of rates of Special Allowance payable to Parliament Assistants.

The undersigned is directed to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to enhance the rates of Special Allowance payable to those wholly engaged in Parliament work during Parliament session by 50% from the existing levels of Rs. 1500/- and Rs. 1200/- payable to Assistants and UDCs respectively to the level of Rs. 2250/- and Rs. 1800/-.

2. The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. No separate instructions on this count would be required.

3. The allowance will be admissible at full rates for every calendar month in which the Parliament is in Session for at least 15 days in that month. For month with shorter periods, the allowance will be admissible at half the rates prescribed for the full month.

4. The allowance will be admissible during the period of regular leave.

5. Normally, the allowance will be admissible to only .one Parliament Assistant in a Ministry. Where a Ministry considers it necessary to engage more than one Parliament Assistant on full time Parliamentary duty, the prior approval of this Department will be necessary. Such additional staff will also be entitled to the Special Allowance mentioned above according to the status he/she enjoys. Where this Ministry has agreed in the past to the engagement of more than one Parliament Assistant for Parliamentary work in any Ministry, this Ministry’s approval need not be obtained afresh.

6. No Overtime Allowance shall be paid to Parliament Assistants for the calendar months in which the Parliament is in Session.

7. The Special allowance referred to above will be classified as “Other Allowances”

8. These orders shall take effect from 01.07.2017.

(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

All Ministries/Departments as per standard list.
Copy to:
NIC for uploading on the Website.

Source: DoPT

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7th Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance

7th Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance

No. I3024/0 I/20 16-Trg. Ref.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
[Training Division (ISTIUPA)]

Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67
Dated: October 24th 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) by the Government conveyed vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Resolution No. 11-112016-IC dated July 6, 2017, the President is pleased to decide that the Training Allowance In Training Academies and Institutes shall be regulated in the following manner:

(i) Training allowance

In the National/Central Training Academies and Institutes for Group ‘A’ officers 24% of Basic Pay
In other Training Establishments 12% of Basic Pay

(ii) Training Allowance will be admissible only to the employees who join the training establishments for a specified period oftime and are then likely to go back.

(iii) Training Allowance will not be admissible to those employees who are directly recruited by such training establishments for imparting training.

2. The revised rates of training allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

3. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence ofthe Comptroller and Auditor General.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

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Long Term Training programmes at LSE and LKY under DFFT during 2018-19

Long Term Training programmes at LSE and LKY under DFFT during 2018-19

No.12037/4112017-FTC
Government of India
Deptt. Of Personnel & Training
Training Division

Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Delhi, 20.10.2017

1. Secretaries of all Ministries/Department in Govt. of India
2. Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs

Subject: Long Term Training programmes at LSE and LKY under DFFT during 2018-19

Dear Sir,

The Training Division, DoPT, conducts long term and short term training programmes in institutes/universities abroad under the scheme of Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT). While the policy for DFFT training programmes for 2018-19 is currently under finalization and circular in this regard will be issued separately, it is brought to the notice of officers willing to apply for long term programmes that the timeline of admission for long term programmes at LKY school of public policy, Singapore and LSE, London for 2018-19 shall be as under:

Institute Course Last date of admission
LKY school of

public policy

Master in Public Management 31.12.2017
Master in Public Administration
LSE, London M.sc in Public policy and administration Rolling admission

(for further details, kindly refer to the website of respective universities)

The proposed eligibility for the above courses is as under:

Service eligibility

  • The officers belonging to IAS, and group ‘A’ officers of CSS/CSCS/SCS, irrespective of their place of posting.
  • Other AIS (IPS & IFoS) and organized group ‘A’ central services who are on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme of DoPT

Minimum Length of Service (as on 01.07.2018):

  • AIS and organized group ‘A’ central services officers: 7 years
  • SCS officers who have completed 9 years of service as Deputy Collectors
  • CSS officers who have completed 5 years service as Under Secretaries and CSSS officers who have completed 5 years as Group A

(c) Upper age limit: 48 years

(The above eligibility conditions are proposed for 2018-19 and therefore subject to approval of the competent authority)

Since the timeline for finalization of slotting under DFFT is likely to exceed the admission timeline of the above institutes, the interested officers are requested to apply for the courses through online portal of the institutes. While applying, the officers should ensure that they fulfill the conditions stipulated by the institutes for the particular course. The officers are also required to make online application against the DFFT circular which will be issued in due course. After finalization of slotting of  officers under DFFT, the successful officers shall be provided funding under DFFT. Priority will be given to those applicants who have also applied online to the universities. These courses were shortlisted for the year 2017-18 and are likely to be continued. Their continuation is, however, subject to approval of the competent authority.

Yours faithfully,
(P K Pattnaik)
Under Secretary to the Govt.of India

Source: DoPT

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Minutes of Standing Committee Meeting held on 3.5.2017 between NC JCM and Official Side – DoPT

Minutes of Standing Committee Meeting held on 3.5.2017 between NC JCM and Official Side – DoPT

Minutes of the meeting of the Standing Committee held between the staff-side, National Council (Joint Consultative Machinery) and offical-side under the Chairmanship of Secretary(P) at 3.00 P.M. on 03.05.2017

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE HELD BETWEEN THE STAFF-SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL (JOINT CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY) AND THE OFFICIAL-SIDE UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SECRETARY(P) AT 3.00 P.M. ON 03.05.2017

 

The meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM) was held at 3.00 p.m. on 03.05.2017 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) at Room No. 119, North Block, New Delhi. The list of participants is at Annexure.

 

2. In his introductory comments, Secretary(Personnel) while welcoming the participants, mentioned that the agenda for the meeting included the action taken statement on the 31 items discussed in the last meeting held on 25.10.2016 and 26 additional items received from the Staff Side.

 

3. (i) In his opening remarks, Secretary, Staff-Side thanked the Chairman for convening the meeting and urged that as per the JCM Scheme, the meetings of the National Council should be held on quarterly basis. He also pointed out that the meeting of the National Council under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary has not been held since 2010 which, he emphasized, was against the spirit and the basic principle of the JCM Scheme. This view was seconded by other representatives of the Staff-Side.

 

(ii) Secretary (Staff-Side) further requested to know the present position on the basic demands made by the Central Government employees about minimum wages, fitment formula, reversion to the old pension scheme and the report of the Committee of Allowances. He recalled that when a notice for strike was given in 2016, the senior Cabinet Ministers in the Central Government had met the staff side representatives and assured a positive decision on the aforesaid demands. Although that strike was deferred on this assurance, the central govt. employees are still waiting. Consequently, it is getting difficult to make the central government employees understand the reasons for delay in fulfilment of the assurances then given by the Senior Cabinet Ministers.

 

(iii) Hence Secretary, Staff-Side requested the Chairman to convey to the Cabinet Secretary and Chairman, National Council (JCM) the duty to meet the Government employees in accordance with the JCM Scheme to avoid an atmosphere of confrontation.

 

(iv) He stated that a number of agenda items proposed by the Staff-Side have been deleted and no formal communication has been sent to them on the reasons for deletion. He requested that the views of official side on this may be communicated to them. This sentiment was echoed by other members of the Staff Side. He also mentioned that the senior Cabinet Ministers had issued a statement about constitution of a High Level Committee to look into the aforesaid basic demands made by the Staff Side while giving the strike notice. However, even after more than 10 months, nothing has happened and only one meeting was taken by Additional Secretary in Department of Expenditure.

 

(v) On allowances, he informed that there is a lot of uncertainty on whether the allowances would become admissible prospectively or from 01.01.2016 i.e., the date of implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission.

 

(vi) The following points were also raised by Leader JCM (Staff-Side):

(a) The assurance given by Senior Ministers on 30t h June 2016 on 7th CPC issues-mainly minimum wage and multiplying factor have not been fulfilled. Only one meeting was held by Addl. Secretary (Expenditure) with the Staff side and thereafter nothing is known with regard to progress made even though 10 months passed.
(b) On 7th CPC recommendation for revision of pension on the basis of option the contents of the Committee’s Report are not made available to the JCM (Staff Side). There is need to see that transparency is ensured for preserving healthy industrial relations.
(c) On Allowances, the Leader JCM (Staff Side) expressed disappointment as there has been no positive outcome even after lapse of several months. He requested the Chairman that the JCM (Staff Side) demand to revise the Allowances w.e.f. 01/01/2016 should be considered and Staff Side demand be taken to the level of Cabinet Secretary and the Government.
(d) Although Ministry of finance Resolution dated 25t h July 2016 stipulates that 14.29% hike in the pay of Running Staff in the Railways be ensured, unfortunately, the same has not been complied with. The said hike has not been ensured. He requested the Chairman to kindly take appropriate initiative on the proposal sent by Ministry of Railways which is pending with the Ministry of finance. He also pointed out that the references made by different ministries to the DoP&T/MoF pursuant to the discussions held by the JCM Constituents with the respective Departments/Ministries are pending. He requested that speedy response be ensured by DoP&T/MoF. While concluding, the Leader, JCM (Staff-Side) expressed confidence that the NC/JCM meeting as well Standing Committee meetings will be convened regularly in accordance with the JCM rules for paving way for healthy industrial relations”.

(vii) The Staff-Side drew attention to the fact that since 1966 Joint Committees used to be set up for discussing contentious issues which has since stopped. References from the Departments are also remaining unanswered. The members of the Staff Side requested that DOP&T should take a view on all these issues as a number of them have not been settled. The Staff Side also requested that the duration of Standing Committee meetings should be extended so that all issues can be discussed and resolved quickly and the meetings should also be held every quarter.

 

(viii) The Staff-Side also pointed out that items of agenda sent by them are to be included, if it is found to be appropriate to be discussed. Since there had been permanent subcommittees under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Health) and (Pension), the agenda items pertaining to those two ministries can be referred to those two sub-committees. The sub-committees are to deliberate and report back to the Standing Committee for a final decision. They wanted the said procedure to be followed as the items sent by the Staff Side to the meeting contained many Pension and Health related issues.

 

(ix) Referring to the convening of the Departmental Council, the Staff Side said that the situation has not registered any significant improvement. They also pointed out that in the details provided; no dates of the last meeting held had been indicated. They pleaded that the Department of Personnel has to evolve a mechanism to monitor the functioning of the Departmental council.”

 

(x) In view of the ongoing ban on recruitment imposed by the Department of Expenditure, the staff are having to work long hours. This is despite the Task Force, set up by Ministry of Railways on safety-related matters, having suggested that additional staff be mobilized to ensure safety. Even the Hon’ble Prime Minister in his speeches has stressed the need for safety; but the Ministry of Railways have chosen to ignore.

 

(xi) Another point raised was about the instructions issued by the DOP&T following the assurance given to the Hon’ble Supreme Court in a contempt case which was said to have created a situation where the DPCs are not being held and the employees are retiring without getting promotion. It was stated that UPSC is also refusing to accept DPC proposals and insists that clarification from DOP&T may first be obtained. As a result promotions are not taking place and many officers have retired without promotion. The Staff-Side requested that necessary clarifications may be issued by DOP&T urgently so that DPCs can be held in the Departments.

 

4. Chairman, in his reply, said that no agenda points had been deleted and, in order to ensure that discussions are complete in a meeting, it was decided in consultation with the Secretary(Staff-Side) to limit the number of agenda points for today’s meeting. He further stated that if the Staff-Side insists that the remaining points which have been left out should also be taken up for discussion, they would need to be circulated to the concerned Departments in advance for their comments. He emphasized that the Government attaches the highest priority to the Staff-Side and the concerns expressed over the assurance given after the strike call would be conveyed to the concerned authority. On the issue of the Allowances Committee’s report not being shared with the Staff Side, the Chairman stated that the sentiment would also be conveyed to Ministry of Finance along with the concerns over pay revision etc.

 

5. After these opening remarks the Action-Taken-Note on the minutes of the last meeting held on 25.10.2016 was taken up for discussion.

 

NC JCM Staff Side

 

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