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Circular inviting nominations of officers from Indian Administrative Service and Group ‘A’ Services for posts under Central Staffing Scheme and for the posts of Chief Vigilance Officers for the year 2018

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Circular inviting nominations of officers from Indian Administrative Service and Group ‘A’ Services for posts under Central Staffing Scheme and for the posts of Chief Vigilance Officers for the year 2018

F.No. 32/2018-EO (MM.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated the 12.02.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Circular inviting nominations of officers from Indian Administrative Service and Group ‘A’ Services for posts under Central Staffing Scheme and for the posts of Chief Vigilance Officers for the year 2018 – reg

In continuation of this Department’s D.O. letters of even number and No. 33/2017- EO(MM-II both dated 11.12.2017, the undersigned is directed to say that while forwarding the application of officers applying for both CSS and CVO posts, Cadre Controlling Authorities may provide a set of attested copies of the APAR for the last five years along with the original APAR  dossier of the applicant.

(J.Srinivasan)
Director (MM)

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Grant of leave to officers belonging to All India Services on completion of their tenures of Inter-cadre deputation

Grant of leave to officers belonging to All India Services on completion of their tenures of Inter-cadre deputation

F.No. 14017/06/2017-AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
dated 9th February, 2018

To
The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments / UTs

Subject: Grant of leave to officers belonging to All India Services on completion of their tenures of Inter-cadre deputation – reg.

Sir,

This Department has issued Consolidated Deputation Guidelines for All India Services w.r.t. Rule 6 of the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954 and analogous provisions in the IPS (Cadre) Rules and IFoS (Cadre) Rules, vide letter No. 14017/33/2005-AIS(II)(Pt.) dated 28th  November 2007.

2. Clause 1.3 under para 3.2 of the said instructions issued vide letter dated 28th November 2007 provides for inter-cadre deputation to another State Government, under Rule 6(2)(ii) of the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954 and analogous provisions in the IPS (Cadre) Rules and 1FoS (Cadre) Rules. Maximum tenure of 5 years has been provided for this category, provided that the officer has Completed 9 years in his own cadre and has not reached the Super-time scale.

3. In so far as Central Deputation as per clause 1.1 under Rule 6(1) is concerned, instructions issued vide this Department’s OM No. 27(38)-EO (87 (SM) dated 20th  May 1987 (copy enclosed) provide that on reversion from Central deputation, the officers concerned might be allowed leave not exceeding two months by the concerned Ministry Department, and that the officer concerned should apply for further leave to the State Government / Cadre Authority. It is also to be stated that such leave is debitable from the leave account of the Officer.

4. The matter regarding extending these instructions to cases of inter-cadre deputation has been considered and it has now been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority that the said instructions dated 20th  May 1987 as amended from time-to-time are also applicable to cases of inter-cadre deputations mentioned above.

(Jyotnsa Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Criminal cases against government officers

Criminal cases against government officers

CBI has registered 139 cases against Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS), Indian Revenue Services (IRS) & Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officers during the last three years since 1.1.2014 to 30.11.2017 which are at various stages.

The Government is taking various steps as under for minimizing the chances of any corruption in public services which includes:

i).The All-India Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969 has been amended to include the provision of conclusion of enquiry and submission of report within a period of six months from the date of receipt of order of Inquiring Authority.

ii).In order to ensure probity amongst government servants, Ministries/Departments/Cadres have been asked to regularly review the officers/officials (including those belonging to IAS, IPS, IRS& IFS) under the provisions of FR-56 (J)/Rule 16 (3) of AIS (DCRB) Rules 1958. The position is reviewed at the level of this Department as well as Cabinet Secretariat. As per information provided by Cadres, provisions of FR-56 (J)/Rule 16 (3) of AIS (DCRB) Rules 1958 have been invoked/recommended against 72 Group A officers (including those belonging to IAS, IPS, IRS & IFS) and 125 Group B officers.

iii).Regular review is undertaken for expediting disposal of pending disciplinary proceedings and for expeditious disposal of pending sanction of prosecution cases within the stipulated timeframe by the respective Cadres/Departments.

iv).In order to speed up disposal of the case pending trial, 92 additional Special Courts for CBI have been set up.

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

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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)

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Number of Central Government Employees who retired during the last three years & appointed against the vacancies

Number of Central Government Employees who retired during the last three years & appointed against the vacancies

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-587
ANSWERED ON-20.07.2017

EMPLOYEES RETIRED AND APPOINTED

587. SHRI NARAYAN LAL PANCHARIYA:

Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) the number of Central Government employees who retired during the last three years, group-wise;

(b) the number of employees appointed during that period against the vacancies caused due to retirement, etc.;

(c) the number of employees who have been retired compulsorily during that period, group-wise; and

(d) the present position regarding vacant posts in the Central Government?

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): Centralized data regarding employees who retired during last three years is not maintained.

(b): Vacancies caused due to retirement, death, promotion etc. are required to be filled following provisions of Recruitment Rules for the post. The number of direct recruitments made by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) during the last three years is as per table below:

Year Number of candidates recommended by UPSC Number of candidates recommended by SSC
Recruitment by Examination Direct Recruitment by Selection All India Competitive Examination Selection posts
2014-15 5969 2303 57542 524
2015-16 5659 1207 24604 534
2016-17 4612 1123 68496 384

(c): Information on premature retirement in respect of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), which is not in the form of penalty, in terms of Rule 16(3) of All India Services (Death Cum Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958 in the past three years are as follows:

Year Number
2014 Nil
2015 Nil
2016 1

Penalty of Compulsory Retirement upon completion of Departmental Proceeding in terms of the All India Services (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1969 has been imposed against one IAS officer in the year 2015. In respect of Central Services, as per the information made available by various Ministries/Departments/Cadre Controlling Authorities, provisions under FR 56(j)/similar provisions have been invoked/recommended in case of 30 Group ‘A’ officers and 103 Group ‘B’ officers, till May, 2017. (d): As per the Annual Report on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees 2015-16 as on 1.3.2015, published by Pay Research Unit, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, the number of vacant posts in position in various Ministries/Departments is 4,20,547 out of total sanctioned strength of 36,49,468.

Source: ENGLISH VERSION HINDI_VERSION

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Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 2017

Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 2017

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 12th June, 2017

G.S.R. 575(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, hereby makes the following rules to amend the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2016, namely:- 1.

1. These rules may be called the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 20 I 7.

2. They shall be deemed to have come into force on the I st day of January, 2016.

2. In the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2016.-

(i) in rule 2, for clause (xi), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(xi) “Level in the Pay Matrix” shall mean the Level corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale specified in the Pay Matrix in APPENDIX-I” ;

(ii) for rule 7, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“7. Pay protection to officers on Central deputation.- If the pay of the officers posted on deputation to the Central Government, after fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure, either under these rules or as per the instructions regulating such fixation of pay of the post to which they are appointed on deputation, happens to be lower than the pay they would have entitled to, had they been in their parent cadre and would have drawn that pay but for the Central deputation, such difference in the pay shall be protected in the form of Personal Pay with effect from the 1st January, 2016″

[F.No.14021/1/2016-AIS-II]

RAJESH KUMAR YADAV, Under Secy.

Note: The principal rules were published vide notification number G.S.R. 870(E), dated the 8th September, 2016. APPENDIX-I Pay Matrix (w.e.f 01.01.2016)

APPENDIX-I

Indian-Administrative-Service-Pay-Amendment-Rules-2017

RAKESH SUKUL

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Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers promoted to IAS subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

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Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers promoted to IAS subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

No.20015/2/2015-AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
AIS-II

New Delhi, Dated the 7th April, 2017

To
THE CHIEF SECRETARIES OF ALL STATES/UTS

Subject: Pay fixation of SCS/Non-SCS officers promoted to IAS subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations-reg.

Sir/Madam

In accordance with the provisions contained in Schedule 1 of the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2016, the initial pay of a promoted officer or an officer appointed by selection, as the case may be, shall be fixed after grant of an increment at the stage of the senior scale next above his actual pay provided that if such stage of pay happens to be common to different components of the Senior Scale, pay shall be fixed in the lower or the lowest component, as the case may be, of the Senior Scale.

2.The Rule 5(6) of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 provides for the fixation of pay of a Member of Service on promotion to Selection Grade (Level -13) of Pay Matrix by adding one increment in the Level-12 of the Pay Matrix and two additional increments in the Level 13 to which he is promoted. Rule 5 (5) of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 provides that the pay of a member of the Service in the Senior Time Scale shall, on promotion to the junior Administrative Grade, be fixed in Level 12 of the Pay Matrix.

3.Subsequent to the implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, queries have been raised by various State Governments on the following issues:

(a) Regulation of increments on actual promotion of officers to JAG/Selection Grade when pay was fixed initially in PB-4 (GP 8700) to protect the pay drawn in the State Civil Service.

(b) Fixation of pay officers who were promoted to IAS in Senior Time Scale/Junior Administrative Grade after 01.01.2016.

4.In this regard, it is clarified in respect of para 3(a) and in view of the extant provision of Rule 5(6) of IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016, the two additional increments due to MoS inducted into the IAS and on actual promotion to the Selection grade/JAG cannot be denied due to pay being initially fixed in the Selection grade/IAG. In such cases, the State Government may kindly ensure that the pay of these officers on actual promotion to JAG/Selection Grade are re- fixed (only for the purpose of fixing pay on promotion) at Level 11/12 of the Pay Matrix as per current pay drawn and given one increment in the junior Scale and thereafter two additional increments shall be allowed at the Level to which the officer has been promoted.

5.In respect of para 3(b), the initial pay of an officer inducted into the IAS shall be fixed in he respective level of the Senior Scale i.e. Level 11, 12 or 13 based on the year of allotment in the IAS. However, the pay drawn in the state civil services will be protected in the concerned Level. An illustration of pay fixation of an officer inducted in IAS is given below:

Mr. X who is drawing pay at Rs, 48920 (Rs.40220 (pay in the pay band + Rs.8700 (GP) is inducted.to IAS on 04.03.2016. He is allotted 2010 batch. The pay on induction to IAS would be fixed as under:

S.No. Status Pay fixation
1 Last Pay drawn by the officer in the State as on 04.03.2016) Rs.48920 (Rs.40220 (pay in the pay band + Rs.8700 GP
2 Date of promotion in IAS 04.03.2016
3 Year of allotment 2010
4 Pay fixation in IAS as on (04.03.2016) as per 7th CPC [The officer has the option either to get the pay fixed from the date of promotion or from the date of annual increment). Rs.48920 X 2.57 =125725. Equivalent stage available at Level 11 is 126300/-. After grant of one increment his pay is fixed at 130100/- (Since the officer has been allotted 2010 batch he is eligible for pay fixation at Senior Time Scale (Level 11 The pay of the officer has also been simultaneously protected.
5 Pay fixed in IAS Rs.130100 at Level 11 in the Pay Matrix
6 Date of next increment 01.01.2017 or 01.07.2017 ( as per the option exercised by the officer in terms of Rule 6 of IAS Pay Rules, 2016.

6.The Rule 6 of IAS (Pay) Rule, 2016 provides for exercise of option of fixation of pay by the officers as under:

“….any member of Service may opt to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next of any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in that pay structure  …further in cases where a member of the Service has been placed in a higher scale between the lst Ianuary, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the member of Service may opt to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.”

7.All the State Governments are requested to adhere/comply with the aforesaid instructions while fixing the pay of promoted IAS officers.

8.This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

Yours faithfully,

(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

DoPT Order 2017

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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, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, the 20th Sep, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

A reference is invited to this Department OM No. AB.14017/64/2008 Estt.(RR)
dated 24.04.09 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 Depai intent OM of even No. dated 11th August, 2016.
2. The details of the IAS officers who have been subsequently posted in the Centre in the 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 year 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)
Director (E 1)
Tel. 2309 2479

Annexure

Department of Personnel & Training
No. AB.14017/30/2011-Estt.(RR) dated, 2016

Sl.

No

Batch and Level in
IAS
ACC order
issued on
Batch of Organized Group
‘A’ Service to be
considered for Non functional
up gradation
1. 1999 as Joint
Secretary
22.8.2016 1997 and earlier w.e.f.
22.8.2016

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7th Pay Commission report: New panel set up, controversy hit IAS cadre under scanner

7th Pay Commission report: New panel set up, controversy hit IAS cadre under scanner

 

The 7th Pay Commission report is still grabbing headlines as the various permutations and combinations are still being bandied about and discussed threadbare and now it spans a big controversy that has to do with the near monopoly currently enjoyed by the IAS and how to end it, once and for all. Moving forward, as per the requirement of the report, the Narendra Modi government has set up a task force to review the cadre structure of all Organised Group A Central Services. This controversy has acquired increased urgency after the turf war between the officers of the Indian administrative and revenue services (IAS and IRS) recently reached a flashpoint after several IRS officers huddled together in Mumbai last month bringing matters to a head and this set alarm bells ringing at the highest echelons of the government. (PTI)

 

The 7th Pay Commission task force will be headed by Department of Personnel and Training additional secretary T Jacob and he will submit the report in 3 months. What he will have on his hands will deal with 4 basic factors that include 1) the ideal structure for posts of joint secretary and above, 2) percentage of reserves in organised Group A services, 3) ideal recruitment policy and 4) way forward in mitigating stagnation level. There are 49 Organised Group A Services ranging from the IFS, the Indian Postal Service, the five Accounts services and Indian Revenue Service (IT) to the 13 engineering services under the railways, CPWD, telecom, power, water and defence forces. (PTI)

 

This move comes courtesy 7th Pay Commission panel chairman, Justice (retired) A K Mathur calling for an end to the dominance of IAS officials. However, there were divergent views in the panel on ending the IAS superiority. Under the scanner especially was the joint secretary-and-above-level positions in the central staff. The 7th Pay Commission threw up the data: out of a total of 91 secretary level posts, 73 (80%) were occupied by IAS; out of 107 additional secretary level posts, 98 (92%) were with the IAS and of 391 joint secretary level posts, 249 (64%) were with the IAS. (PTI)

 

The 7th Pay Commission said IAS officers get two extra increments at promotion stages and it wanted to extend the same to the IPS and the Indian Forest Service. Other all-India services and central services (Group A) are not getting proper representation either. The IAS officers always had a two-year edge compared to other services. (PTI)

 

The solution that the 7th Pay Commission panel unveiled said that all personnel who have put in 17 years of service should be given equal opportunity for central staff. The panel was overwhelmed by the reactions of Group A Services, who demanded that the services should have equal opportunities to man the senior-most posts and it should not be the preserve of a small group. (PTI)

 

Source : FinancialExpress

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7th Pay Commission: Pay parity between IAS, non-IAS officers to be examined by the Government

7th Pay Commission: Pay parity between IAS, non-IAS officers to be examined by the Government

The parliament was informed on the 18th that since the 7th Pay Commission was not able to arrive at a consensus over the issue of pay parity between IAS and non-IAS officers, the matter will now be examined in detail by the department concerned.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said, “7th Pay Commission could not arrive at a consensus on this issue (parity between IAS and non-IAS officers). Therefore, the matter will be examined by the concerned department in detail for further consideration”.

He said employee associations of central government had given a call for strike with effect from July 11, 2016 which has been deferred.

“However, the government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees Association and it would be the endeavour of the government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise,” the minister said.

The government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. The minister said the increase in pay as recommended by the Commission is based on the detailed deliberations keeping in view all relevant factors.

The three-member Seventh Pay Commission was divided over the issue of financial and career-related edge given to IAS officers as against those belonging to the other services.

Presently, the IAS officers get a two-year edge over other services for getting empanelled to come on deputation at the Centre.

A confederation representing thousands of officers of 20 civil services, including Indian Police Service (IPS) have asked the government to give equal pay and job-related opportunities enjoyed by those in IAS.

Source: indianexpress.com

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IAS (Appointment by Promotion Select List – 2014 – Manipur-Tripura cadre

(TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART I SECTION 2)
No. 14015/29/2015-AIS (I)-B
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 6th July, 2016.

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by Rule 8(1) of the Indian Administrative  Service (Recruitment) Rules, 1954 read with Regulation 9(1) of the Indian  Administrative Service (Appointment by Promotion) Regulations, 1955 and Rule 3 of the Indian Administrative Service (Probation) Rules, 1954, the President is pleased to appoint the following members of the State Civil Service of Tripura to the Indian Administrative Service against the vacancies determined by Government of India under Regulation 5(1) of the said Regulations in consultation with the State Government for the Select List of 2014, on probation until further orders and to allocate them to the Tripura segment of Joint IAS Manipur-Tripura Cadre, under Rule 5(1) of the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954:-

Select List of 2014(Against vacancies arisen between 1.1.2014 to 31.12.2014)

S.No. Name of the Officer (S/Shri) Date of Birth
1. Pratap Chakma 01.06.1960
2. Saradindu Choudhury 10.02.1961

To

The Manager
Government of India Press
Faridabad. (HARYANA)

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IPS, IRS officers seek fair representation on empowered committee on 7th pay commission

Seeking to check IAS dominance, a confederation representing thousands of IPS, IRS officers among 20 civil services, has sought fair representation on an empowered committee that will examine the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations.

In a memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha and Expenditure Secretary Ratan Watal recently, it demanded that the representation of any one service should be restricted to 25 per cent of the total strength of the committee.

The Union Cabinet had on January 13 given its approval for setting up an empowered committee of Secretaries under the Cabinet Secretary to process the recommendations of the pay panel.

The move assumes significance as various civil services have been raising their voice against career benefits enjoyed by officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Foreign Service ( IFS).

The Confederation of Civil Services Association (COCSA) has highlighted the “apprehensions” shared by a “majority” of officers and requested for a fair representation to other services on committee, limiting the representation of any one service to 25 per cent of the total strength, said senior IRS officer Jayant Misra, its convener.

The COCSA had in December forwarded a memorandum and sought an appointment with the Cabinet Secretary to explain to him the “concern” of these officers.

“We are still waiting for an opportunity to meet the Cabinet Secretary. We have submitted fresh Memoranda dated January 19, 2016 to the Cabinet Secretary and also to the Expenditure Secretary, reiterating our demand that equitable representation be given to various services in all the bodies or committees etc. looking into or implementing recommendations of the 7th CPC, so that there is no domination by any particular service,” he said.

Amid a bitter war of words among services, the confederation maintained “that officers from various services continue to maintain excellent interpersonal relations and serve the Government with full devotion”.

“Cohesion and camaraderie among various civil services are essential pre-requisites for good governance and efficient public service delivery.

“The onus of strengthening these attributes lies on the officers of these services, but somewhat more on the officers who control the service conditions of the services, particularly when they are expected to render absolutely objective and neutral advice to the competent authorities, even if it may be perceived as disadvantageous to their own service,” the memorandum said, citing its concern.

In the present context, strong evidence was presented before the Pay Commission regarding unfair, unjustified and exclusive edge to two services, the confederation said.

“Our arguments were accepted and favourable recommendations were made by the Commission in a majority voice, and the final decision will be taken by the Cabinet in due course,” it said referring to the report submitted by the pay panel in November last year.

Two factors, however, raised concerns among thousands of officers whether the recommendations of the Commission will ever be taken to logical conclusion.

“First, the dissenting notes of one member of the Pay Commission in violation of the time-honoured principle of ‘nemo judex in causa sua’ (No one can be a judge in his own cause), and second, the very meagre level of compliance of the PMO’s instructions of reducing the huge inter-service gap in empanelment to the Joint Secretary level by December 2015.

“When instructions from even the highest office of the country are not being complied, one cannot blame the affected officers if they get hugely disappointed and agitated, and approach the service associations for espousing their cause,” said the COCSA, that comprises 20 services including IPS, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Forest Service, Indian Audit and Accounts Service and Federation of Railway Officers Association (representing nine railway services).

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7th pay panel’s draft report riddled with dissent notes

7th pay panel’s draft report riddled with dissent notes

The seventh Pay Commission’s draft report to determine the new salary structure for the 5.5 million civil servants in the central government has got riddled with several dissent notes. The notes, mainly about bringing in parity between the top-ranked Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the specialised central services, argue that it will widen the talent base available to the government to deliver increasingly complex services to a demanding population.

But the dissensions could exacerbate differences at the top of the bureaucracy in the Government of India, already reeling from the impact of pay-related problems for the retired armed forces personnel who have demanded ‘one rank one pension’.

“There is a strong case for considering talent in the government rather than being confined to choices within some cadres,” former expenditure secretary Dhirendra Swarup told Business Standard. Swarup is one of the few non-IAS officers who became secretaries in the government, under former finance minister Jaswant Singh.

The notes are also a first for the Pay Commissions, set up every 10 years by the central government to revise the pay and allowances of central government employees. In the fifth Pay Commission, economist Suresh Tendulkar had put in a dissent note but it was on a macro theme suggesting a pruning of the bureaucracy and relating wages to performance.

But this time the notes reflect the sharp differences that have come up among the different cadres of government services about their pay and promotion avenues. There is a larger issue here. All the services taken together make up fewer than 150,000 people within the central government tasked with a mammoth level of administrative responsibility for a country of 1.3 billion people. So, frustrations among them could have far-reaching repercussions.
These men and women operate in a rigidly differentiated world through an appointment system that places them in cadres. The cadres almost mirror the caste differences in the larger society. The top-most cadres are the all-India services that include the IAS, Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service. Of them, the IAS are the most numerous, at 4,572 according to the Civil Survey Report of 2010, written by former cabinet secretary, K M Chandrasekhar.

Below them are about 45 cadres clubbed as central civil services, which include the IFS, IA&AS and IRS.

The impact of this pecking order came out in the open recently in the list of empanelled officers for the post of 60 additional secretaries. These posts rank just one notch below that of the secretaries, who function as heads of department or ministries in the government. Of those empanelled, only three (railways, income tax and audit & accounts services) were from the non-all India services. Swarup said the numbers were even lower than those until the 1990s, when there were at least five non-IAS officers in the central government ministries. At joint secretary and senior levels, positions up to those of secretaries (senior administrative grade) in central ministries, the share of other services is minuscule when compared with IAS. Yet, this is where policies are shaped.

At the heart of the difference is a two-year increment offered to IAS officers when they join vis-a-vis other cadres. Since seniority within the government is decided on pay scale, the higher start assures these officers of a higher position at each grade. But as the IRS officers and others in their representations have pointed out, this makes it impossible for them to compete for additional secretary and secretary posts in the ministries.

But Chandrasekhar counters it saying officers from most non-IAS services have enough options to be promoted within their services. “There is need for both specialists and generalists in the civil services. The Indian government is a massive structure that demands many different skill sets”.

To correct some of the problems, the 2010 report had suggested setting up of a Central Civil Services Authority for officers from all the services after they completed 13 years of service. Each officer would get to choose an area of specialisation for the rest of their career. It has not been implemented so far.

The report of the Pay Commission, headed by Ashok Kumar Mathur, a former judge of the Supreme Court, was held up due to Bihar Assembly polls. The commission was given a four-month extension in August. Besides Mathur, the others in the commission are Vivek Rae (IAS) as full-time member, besides part-time members Meena Agarwal (Indian Railway Accounts Service) and Rathin Roy, director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP). The commission is attempting to paper over some of the differences before the report goes to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The commission did not respond to requests for an interaction on the contents of the report.

The differences have become so sharp that social media platforms like WhatsApp have been flooded with often derogatory comments from opposing cadres about each other, a first of sorts. But both Swarup and Chandrasekhar held that such comments might not be serious enough to test the smooth functioning of the officers from different services when they were posted together.

Source: Business Standard

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7th Pay Commission may bring pay parity in civil servants, officers up in arms.

7th Pay Commission may bring pay parity in civil servants, officers up in arms.

HYDERABAD: Officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the top rung of the country’s bureaucracy, are up in arms after rumours that the Seventh Pay Commission could bring about parity between them and other civil servants who are lower down in the civil service hierarchy.Associations of IAS officers have held several formal and informal meetings to weigh options before them to thwart any attempt to whittle away at the advantages they now enjoy over others by virtue of securing top grades in the civil services exam.

Nearly 200 young IAS officers have so far submitted their representations to Cabinet secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha, the country’s top bureaucrat, and to the central IAS officers’ association, airing serious concerns over the reported move by the pay panel towards salary parity and doing away with the IAS edge in what is known as empanelment. “I was astonished to see media reports on the proposals towards parity between the services, which is nothing but an attempt to equate the gold medallist with last-benchers.Such proposals not only go against the principles of competition but also penalise top performers in the name of parity,” said 1993 batch IAS officer on condition of anonymity .

Top-ranked students in the civil services exam are assigned the IAS and Indian Foreign Service, followed by other branches such as the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Revenue Service (IRS). Empanelment refers to the selection of officer to a post which has the rank of joint secretary in the central government. The next step could be a petition by the Central Indian Civil and Administrative Association, the lobby group of IAS officers, to the cabinet secretary, who is also an IAS officer.

Sanjay Bhoosreddy, the honorary secretary for the association, told ET that over 100 IAS officers have expressed anguish with his grouping so far about the reported recommendations of the pay panel which is due to submit its report by the end of this year. “The key concerns of the junior IAS officers pertain to emoluments and losing edge in empanelment,” he said. For years, officers from branches such as the IPS and IRS have complained that they do not make it to the rank of joint secretary in the same numbers that IAS officers do, and that their salaries are lower than those of IAS officers despite working on equally complex assignments.
There are some 4,800 IAS officers across India. TS Krishnamurthy , an IRS officer who went on to become the Central Election Commissioner, argued that handing non-IAS officers a permanent handicap is not such a good idea.Instead, after some length of time, all those in the All-India Services should be treated equally . “I had a disadvantage; every time I had a handicap of two years and I feel no reason why there should be differentiation after 18 or 20 years,” he said.

“While we are recruiting some of the best people through a rigorous competitive examination, there is a widespread perception that the country is not getting best out of them over a period of time irrespective of which service they belong to.”

Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

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Recruitment of talented Civil Servants: Rajya Sabha Q&A

Recruitment of talented Civil Servants: Rajya Sabha Q&A

 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1461
ANSWERED ON: 22.08.2013

Recruitment of talented Civil Servants
1461 . SHRI PARSHOTTAM KHODABHAI RUPALA

(a) the action that has been taken by Central Government to recruit extremely talented personnel in cadre like IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS, etc. so that, these talented personnel would execute properly the policies of Government;

(b) the action that has been taken by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to avoid any external influence while recruiting above said cadre and the details thereof; and

(c) whether Central Government intends to depute or recruit officials from State Government in Indian Foreign Services (IFS) as currently State Government officials are not to get IFS cadre?

ANSWER
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a): Recruitment to IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS etc. is done through the Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year within the parameter of CSE Rules notified by the Central Government. With a view to ensure that extremely talented personnel are recruited to the above services, the Central Government keeps on reviewing the scheme/pattern of the examination etc. from time to time. Recently with the same objective the Central Government has approved some changes in the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013.

(b): The UPSC discharges its duties as mandated by the Constitution of India. The examinations are conducted as per Rules notified by Government and merit is the only criteria for selecting the candidates. As such, there is no scope for external influence while recruiting civil servants for various services, viz, IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc.

(c): There is no such proposal

Source: Rajya Sabha

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Empanelment of Addl.Secretaries and Equiv.(IAS)

Empanelment of Addl.Secretaries and Equiv.(IAS)

Information Note

Date : 18/12/2012

The following IAS officers have been empanelled for appointment
to Additional Secretary level posts in the Centre:

Additional Secretary or Additional Secretary equivalent:

S. No. Name Cadre Batch DOB

1 Sarvesh Kaushal PB 1982 26.08.1958
2 Dinesh Singh UP 1982 18.06.1958
3 Rajiv Sharma AP 1982 06.05.1956
4 Alok Sheel KL 1982 06.05.1956
5 Snehlata Srivastava MP 1982 18.09.1957
6 Leena Nair TN 1982 30.06.1958
7 M. Sathiyavathy UT 1982 13.05.1958

Additional Secretary equivalent:

S. No. Name Cadre Batch DOB
1 B Vijayan KL 1982 30.09.1954

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Anything contained in this document. would not lead to any legal claim on part of an individual for any purpose

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Empanelment of Secretaries(IAS) 18.12.2012

Empanelment of Secretaries(IAS) 18.12.2012

Information Note

Date : 18/12/2012

The following IAS officers have been empanelled for appointment to Secretary level posts in the Centre:

Secretary or Secretary equivalent:

S. No. Name Cadre Batch DOB
1 Rajiv Takru GJ 1979 26.09.1955
2 Ravi Mathur RJ 1979 20.09.1954
3 E.K. Bharat Bhushan KL 1979 14.01.1955

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ACC Appointments

ACC Appointments

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri R. Bhattacharya, IAS (AP:78), presently Special Secretary and Financial Adviser, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology as Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development vice Ms. Anshu Vaish, IAS (MP:75), on her retirement on 30.09.2012.

The Committee has also approved the extension of contract appointment of Shri Alok Perti, IAS (Retd.), as Adviser in the Ministry of Coal, for a further period of two months w.e.f. 01.10.2012 on present terms and conditions.

The competent authority has approved the assignment of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Tourism to Shri R.H. Khwaja, IAS (AP:76), Secretary, Ministry of Mines, with immediate effect till the assumption of the charge of the post by Shri Parvez Dewan, IAS (JK:77).

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