Thursday, January 13, 2011

Processing of papers related to retirement benefits of un-absorbed/absorbed BSNL employees



BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LTD.
(A Government of Indian Enterprise)
PENSION SECTION
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi–1.


No. 40-19/2010-Pen(B)

Dated : 01-12-2010


To
All Heads of Telecom Circles/Telecom District/
Other Administration Offices/
Telecom Stores/Telecom Factories.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.



Sub: Processing of papers related to retirement benefits of un-absorbed/absorbed BSNL employees-regarding streamlining of procedure for early settlement of pensionary benefits.

Sir,
This is in continuation this office letter of even number dated 19.8.2010 with regard to timely settlement of retirement benefits of un-absorbed/absorbed BSNL retirees. As you would be aware, the CCA offices in the field release pension orders and other retirement benefits after receipt of pension papers complete in all respects from concerned BSNL units. Needless to emphasize, if the pension papers are incomplete and or vigilance/disciplinary clearance not submitted, the issue of PPO and other final benefits get delayed in CCA office which causes great inconvenience to the pensioners.

2. It is requested that before the 1st of January of each year, a print out of all officials due for retirement in forthcoming year be taken out from HRMS system. This facility is available under the Staff module Reports Retirement Profile year wise. Each such official may be approached by administration for filling up his pension paper by giving appropriate set, well in time and the same be got submitted by the individual to Head of Office not later than eight months prior to the date of retirement.

3. The Head of office, not later than 6 months of the date of retirement of the BSNL absorbed & un-absorbed employee, should forward to A.O., Form 5 & 7 duly completed with a covering letter in Form 8 along with service book of the employee duly completed upto" date, and any other documents relied upon for the verification of service. He should also prepare the “Pension Calculation Sheet" in the prescribed Form in triplicate and forward it to Communication Accounts Officer of the concerned DOT Cell/CCA Office.

4. A check list has been attempted which will help the concerned Pension Branch of Circle Office to cross check that the pension papers are in order before sending to CCA office. A copy of check list is enclosed as ANNEXURE. It is expected that this will also facilitate the issue of PPO by CCA office expeditiously.



(Sheo Shankar Prasad)
Assistant General Manager (Pers-V)



Click here to view the check list to be tickmarked before sending the retirement papers to CCA unit for issue of PPO

Source: BDPA

FM holds Pre Budget Consultations with Different Trade Union Groups



FM holds Pre Budget Consultations with Different Trade Union Groups

Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee held a meeting with Trade Unions’ Group to get their inputs for General Budget 2011-12, here today. This was the third meeting in the series of pre-Budget consultations held by Finance Minister with the stakeholders of different sectors. First meeting was held on Friday, the 7th January, 2011 with the stakeholders of agriculture sector and the second meeting in the series was held yesterday with captains of Indian industry.

Welcoming the representatives from different Trade Unions, the Finance Minister said in his opening remarks that growth in employment opportunities is vital for ensuring an inclusive development process and sought their policy suggestions to help the Government move rapidly in that direction. Shri Mukherjee said that one of the biggest challenge before our nation today is to find the correct balance between the need for economic growth, sustainability of our resources and natural habitats and the opportunities that need to be created for bringing the more disadvantaged and vulnerable section of people into the mainstream of the development process. He said that we also have to address the growing aspirations of young India. We need to have sustained higher economic growth with inclusive development, the Minister added.

Finance Minister Shri Mukherjee further said that to achieve that end, the Central Government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy focusing on rapid growth for reducing poverty and creating employment opportunities, improving access to essential services in health and education especially for the poor, and empowerment through education and skill development. He said that Schemes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Bharat Nirman, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission among others launched by the Government in the last few years have shown encouraging results in meeting some of the requirements of the disadvantaged sections of the society.

Shri Mukherjee said that while we have the advantage of having a young population, the realisation of the demographic dividend would depend on the growth of employment opportunities and on availability of the required skills in a healthy and educated labour force. He said that the Government recognises that without proper skill development, a burgeoning population could actually work to our disadvantage. The Finance Minister said that the National Skill Development Mission which comprises a comprehensive skill development programme covering the entire country has been launched and mandated to train 500 million skilled persons by the year 2022. This would help in meeting the industry requirements and in increasing the employability of our youth, the Minister added.

The Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee said that we have been making significant increase in our budgetary allocations for anti-poverty programmes, but these have to support the desired outcomes. We have to make a quantum improvement in the implementation of public welfare and development programmes, he said. Shri Mukherjee said that initiatives like the rolling out of unique identity numbers by the Unique Identification Authority of India will help in that regard.

Shri Mukherjee further said that on the employment front, the quarterly reports released by the Labour Bureau for July-September 2010 show a continuing upward trend. At the sectoral level, textile sector, IT / BPO industry, automobile industry and metal industry show an encouraging growth in employment, he added. The Minister said that a higher growth in employment has also been recorded in the export oriented units. Shri Mukherjee said that these are good signs that confirm that the post-crisis recovery of our economy has taken root.

Shri Mukherjee later invited the suggestions from the representatives of different Trade Union Groups for addressing the short and medium term concerns in our labour markets and in the rest of the economy.

After that the stakeholders from different trade unions gave their suggestions for consideration for General Budget 2011-12.

Source: PIB

Submission of Immovable Property Return for the year 2010 (as on 1.1.2011)



No.26/1/2009-CS.I (PR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Dlehi Dated 6th January, 2011


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:     Submission of Immovable Property Return for the year 2010 (as on 1.1.2011)

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      The undersigned is directed to say that as Ministries/ Departments are aware the annual statement of Immovable Property Return (IPR) in respect of Under Secretary and above level officers of the Central Secretariat Service is required to be submitted to CS-I Division of this Department. The IPR for the year 2010 furnishing information as on 1.1.2011 has now become due and is to be submitted latest by 31.1.2011.

2.       2. All the Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, requested to obtain and forward the IPR for the year 2010 from all the CSS officers of US and above level presently posted with them to this Department at the earliest (format enclosed). While furnishing the IPRs it may be ensured that usage of phrases such as “same as previous year” or “no change” are avoided and full particulars of the immovable property inherited/owned/ acquired or held are furnished in terms of Rule 18 of CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1964.

3.       3. Reference is also invited to this Department’s reminders issued vide O.M.s dated 22.11.2010 and 31.12.2010 for submission of IPR for the year 2009 (as on 1.1.2010) in repect of defaulting officers whose details have been posted in the website of this Department http://www.persmin.nic.in -- Central Services Wing -- CS Division -- Central Secretariat Services -- Property Returns. Ministries/ Departments are also once again requested to obtain the IPR from such defaulting officers and forward the same to this Department.



s/d
( V. Srinivasaragavan )
Under Secretary to the Government of India



Click here to view the Statement of Immovable Property for the year 2010 (as on 1.1.2011)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Clarification on admissibility LTC claim in respect of fresh recruits

Office fo The Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 110010


No. AN/XIV/14162/LTC
Dated 18.12.2009.


To
All PCsDA/CsDA


Sub:- Clarification on admissibility LTC claim in respect of fresh recruits.

Sir,
The matter regarding admissibility of LTC to fresh recruits to central Government was referred to DoP&T who have since clarified that an employee who has not completed 8 years service as fresh recruits on 01.9.2008 will get the benefit available to a fresh recruits for the remaining period till he completes 8 years. There will be no change in block years. Current block is 2006-09.

2. As regards who will be construed as a Fresh Recruits, DoP&T has clarified that a direct recruit joining Govt. service for the first time will be deemed to be a fresh recruits.


s/d
(R.K.Bhatt)
For CGDA



Source: www.cgda.nic.in
Download

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Allowances and Advances shall be increased by 25% whenever the Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%



AMENDMENTS TO COMPENDIUM OF RULES ON ADVANCE TO GOVERNMENT SERVANTS 2005



BI-CYCLE ADVANCE

RULE 31

(a)ln thc opening clause indicating eligibility, for the words and figures “whose basic pay and dearness pay taken together does not exceed Rs.7. 500 (Rupees Seven thousand five hundred) per month”, the words and figures “whose grade pay does not exceed Rs.2. 800/- ( RupeesTwo thousand eight hundred)”. shall be substituted.

(b) In proviso (i) relating to amount of advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.l .500 ( Rupees One thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures. “shall not exceed Rs.3000/- (Rupees Three thousand)”, shall be substituted.

(c) Proviso (iii) relating to recovery of interest has been deleted.

WARM CLOTHING ADVANCE

RULE. 35

In Rule 35 relating to amount of Warm Clothing Advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.l,5001- (Rupees One thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures, “shall not exceed R.s.3,000/- (Rupees Three thousand )“, shall be substituted.

Rule 38 relating to recovery of interest has been deleted.

FESTIVAL ADVANCE

RULE. 53

In Rule 53. in clause relating to ehgibility for Festival Advance, for the words and figures basic pay and dearness pay taken together does not exceed Rs.l2,450 (Rupees TWelve thousand four hundred and fifty) per month”, the words and figures” whose Grade pay does not exceeds Rs.4800/- (Rupees Four thousand eight hundred)” shall be substituted.

RULE58

In Rule 58 relating to amount of Festival Advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.l500 (Rupees One thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures “shall not exceed Rs.3.000/- (Rupees Three thousand )“. shall be substituted.

NATURAL CALAMITY ADVANCE

RULE 66

In Rule 66 relating to amount of Natural Calamity Advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.2,500/- (Rupees Two thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures” shallnot exceed Rs.5.000 (Rupees Five thousand)”, shall be substituted.

Note: I Rule 38F A- 38F relating to Table Fan Adance deleted.

II The rates of these advances shall be increased by 25% whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay struture goes up by 50%



No. 12(1 )IE.II(A)12008
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.II(A) Branch

New Delhi, the 7th October, 2008

OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject: Grant of advances Sixth Pay Commission recommendations- Amendment to Rules 31, 35, 38,53,58,66 of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of the decision taken by the Government on the Sixth Pay Commissions recommendations relating to advances, the existing provisions of Compendium of Rules on Advances 31.35.38.53.58,66— relating to advances for purchase of bicycle, warm clothing, table fan and advances for festival and natural calamity are amended as per the amendments attached

2. These orders wilt take effect from the date of issue. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened

3 The advance for purchase of table fan will stand discontinued. The advances for purchase of warm clothing and bicycle granted/sanctioned after issue of this order shalt be treated as interest free advances

4 The rates of these advances shall be increased by 25% every time dearness allowance on revised pay bands increases by 50%

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

6. All the Ministnes/DePartrnefltS are requested to bring the amendments to the notice of all its attached and subordinate offices for their information

7. Hindi version of this O.M will follow.



(Suchindra Misra)
Director



Finance Ministry Order

Entitlement of Passes / PTOs on the basis of Pay drawn...


RBE No.03/2011 PC-VI No.244/2011
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

New Delhi, the 6th January, 2011
No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38
The General Managers All Zonal Railways and Production Units


      Sub: Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes/PTOs on the basis of Pay drawn in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.
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          Consequent upon revision of Pay Scales on the basis of decision of the Government on the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, the question of revision of existing entitlements to Passes/PTOs under the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) has been under consideration of this Ministry.

2.       The matter has been examined and the President is pleased to decide that the entitlements of Passes/PTOs in respect of railway servants drawing pay in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 shall be as under:-
S.No Category Type of Privilege Pass & Privilege Ticket Order Type of Duty Pass
1. Group 'A' & Group 'B' (Gazetted) : Ist Class 'A' Pass Ist Class 'A' Pass
2. Non-Gazetted employees :
- (i) In Grade Pay Rs.4200/- and above : Ist Class Pass Ist Class Pass
- (ii) In Grade Pay Rs.2800/- : IInd Class 'A' Pass* IInd Class 'A' Pass*
- (iii) In Grade Pay Rs.1900/- and above but below Grade Pay Rs.2,800/- : One IInd Class 'A' Pass* in a year, remaining passes and PTOs of Second/Sleeper Class. IInd Class 'A' Pass*
- (iv) Employees Grade Pay Rs.1800/- : One IInd Class 'A' Pass* in a year, remaining passes and PTOs of Second/Sleeper Class. Second / Sleeper Class Pass
*Note: In terms of the extant instructions, the holder of IInd Class, 'A' pass shall be entitled to travel by AC-3 tier calss in trains other than Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Exp. trains. IInd Class 'A' Pass is of yellow colour.

3.       In all other respects, the provisions of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986(Second Edition, 1993) will apply.

4.        The Railway employees who are already entitled to 1st Class Passes, shall continue to draw 1st Class Passes, irrespective of their eligibility in terms of these orders.

5.       Necessary amendment to the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition,1993) shall follow.

6.       This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways. 7.       Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.


(Debasis Mazumdar) Joint Director Establishment (Welfare) Railway Board.


Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

Delay in deposit of P.F. dues attracts penal damages

ATTENTION EMPLOYEES
Delay in deposit of P.F. dues attracts penal damages. Damages are levied at the following FLAT RATES:
For 0 — 2 months delay - @ 5 % p.a. For 2 — 4 months delay - @10 % p.a. For 4 — 6 months delay - @ 15 % p.a. For delay above 6 months - @ 25 % p.a. (subject to a maximum of 100%)
Levy of damages at lesser rates is not permissible under the EPF & MP Act. Reduction/Waiver of damages – considered only for Sick Industrial Companies having rehabilitation scheme sanctioned by BIFR. Deposit dues in time – avoid penal damages.
– DO NOT BE MISGUIDED BY TOUTS – REMIT DUES IN TIME – SAVE PENALTY & FINE Issued in public interest by : Employees' Provident Fund Organisation, India Website: http://www.epfindia.gov.in

List of Allowances and Advances to be revised as per the recommendation of 6th CPC from Jan-2011



List of Allowances and Advances to be revised as per the recommendation of 6th CPC from Jan-2011...

Expected DA from Jan-2011

Almost confirmed the expected Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees from January 2011 is 51% (45% + 6%).

Here we have compiled the table of Allowances and Advances that would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%...

S.No. Name of the Allowances & Advances Dept. & Order No. Date Link
1. Children Education Assistance & Reimbursement of Tuition Fee DOPT
12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance)
2.9.2008 Download
2. Advances for purchase of Bicycle Advacne, Warm clothing Advance, Festival Advance, Natural Calamity Advance Fin.Min.
No.12(1)E.II(A)/2008
7.10.2008 Download
3. Special Compensatory Hill Area Allowance Fin.Min.
4(2)/2008-E.II (B)
29.8.2008 Download
4. Special CompensatoryScheduled / Tribal Area Allowance Fin.Min.
17(1)/2008-E.II (B)
29.8.2008 Download
5. Project Allowance Fin.Min.
29.8.2008 Download
6. Speical Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Fin.Min.
3(1)/2008-E.II(B)
29.8.2008 Download
7. Cycle Maintenance Allowance Fin.Min.
19039/3/2008-E.IV
29.8.2008 Download
8. Mileage for road journey all components of daily allowance on tour, rate of transportation of personal effects. Fin.Min.
19030/3/2008-E.V
23.9.2008 Download
9. Rates of Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 Fin.Min.
19039/2/2008-E.IV
23.9.2008 Download
10. Washing Allowance Fin.Min.
14/3/2008-JCA
11.9.2008 Download
11. Split Duty Allowance Fin.Min.
9(11)/2008-E.II (B)
29.8.2008 Download
12. Spl. Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children DOPT
12011/04/2008-Estt.(Allowance)
11.9.2008 Download
13. Cash Handling Allowance DOPT
4/6/2008-Estt.(Pay.II)
1.10.2008 Download
14. Risk Allowance DOPT
21012/1/2008-Estt.(Allowance)
12.3.2009 Download
15. Postgraduate Allowance Min.of Hohfw
A.45012/4/2008-CHS.V
16.4.2009 Download
16. Desk Allowance DOPT
1/10/2009-PIC
17.4.2009 Download
17. Bad Climate Allowance Fin.Min.
1/10/2008-E.II(B)
29.8.2008 Download


Source: Government Employees News



S.No. Name of the Allowances & Advances Dept. & Order No. Date Link
1. Children Education Assistance & Reimbursement of Tuition Fee DOPT
12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance)
2.9.2008 Download
2. Advances for purchase of Bicycle Advacne, Warm clothing Advance, Festival Advance, Natural Calamity Advance Fin.Min.
No.12(1)E.II(A)/2008
7.10.2008 Download
3. Special Compensatory Hill Area Allowance Fin.Min.
4(2)/2008-E.II (B)
29.8.2008 Download
4. Special CompensatoryScheduled / Tribal Area Allowance Fin.Min.
17(1)/2008-E.II (B)
29.8.2008 Download
5. Project Allowance Fin.Min.
29.8.2008 Download
6. Speical Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Fin.Min.
3(1)/2008-E.II(B)
29.8.2008 Download
7. Cycle Maintenance Allowance Fin.Min.
19039/3/2008-E.IV
29.8.2008 Download
8. Mileage for road journey all components of daily allowance on tour, rate of transportation of personal effects. Fin.Min.
19030/3/2008-E.V
23.9.2008 Download
9. Rates of Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 Fin.Min.
19039/2/2008-E.IV
23.9.2008 Download
10. Washing Allowance Fin.Min.
14/3/2008-JCA
11.9.2008 Download
11. Split Duty Allowance Fin.Min.
9(11)/2008-E.II (B)
29.8.2008 Download
12. Spl. Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children DOPT
12011/04/2008-Estt.(Allowance)
11.9.2008 Download
13. Cash Handling Allowance DOPT
4/6/2008-Estt.(Pay.II)
1.10.2008 Download
14. Risk Allowance DOPT
21012/1/2008-Estt.(Allowance)
12.3.2009 Download
15. Postgraduate Allowance Min.of Hohfw
A.45012/4/2008-CHS.V
16.4.2009 Download
16. Desk Allowance DOPT
1/10/2009-PIC
17.4.2009 Download
17. Bad Climate Allowance Fin.Min.
1/10/2008-E.II(B)
29.8.2008 Download

List of DOPT Orders published in the month of December-2010

List of DOPT Orders
Date / Order No. Subject Download
File No. 1/35/2008-IR 10-12-2010 Central Government proposed to make amendments in RTI Rules Click to View
No. I-11011/1/2009-CRD 14-12-2010 Consolidated guidelines on cadre review of Central Group ‘A’ Services Click to View
No. 5034/3/2008-(D) (Vol.II) 1-11-2010 Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Civilian Employees - Clarification regarding Click to View
No.7/7/08-CS.I (A) 22-12-2010 Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants/PAs Central Secretariat Service (CSS)/Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service (CSSS) Click to View
No.21011/30/2009-Estt. (Allowance) 24-12-2010 Proceedings of the Interactive Session on e-service book - DOPT Order Click to View
No. 13018 /1/2010-Estt. (Leave) 30-12-2010 Child Care Leave to Central Government employees - Clarification regarding Click to View
No. 33/5/2009-P&PW (F) 10-12-2010 Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service - DOPT Order Click to View

Monday, January 10, 2011

Model RRs for the post of Upper Division Clerk



NO AB- 14017/32/2009-Estt (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi


Dated 29th December, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:     Model RRs for the post of Upper Division Clerk


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      The Model RRs for the post of Upper Division Clerk issued in this Department OM No. AB 14017/73/07-Estt.(RR) dated 18th December, have been reviewed in the light of 6th CPC recommendations on revision of pay scales, instructions issued by this Department, etc. Accordingly, the revised Model Recruitment Rules for the same are enclosed as Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

2.       Ministries / Departments may review the existing rules and notify the revised rules conforming to the Model Recruitment Rules. These may also be forwarded to all autonomous / statutory bodies for adoption. The Ministry of Home Affairs are also requested to forward these Model RRs to the UT Administrations for appropriate action.



3.       Hindi version will follow.



s/d
(Smita Kumar)
Director (Estt.I)



Click here to view the Model Recruitment Rules for the post of Upper Division Clerk...

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



NO. AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
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New Delhi, the 4th January, 2011


OFFICE MEMORANDUM



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

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          A reference is invited to this Department OM of even No. 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 the various grades of PB-3 and PB-4 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 was last circulated in this Department OM of even No. dated 01.07.2010.

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 pramated to that particular grade in accordance with the provisions of this Department OM of even number dated 24.4.2009.

3.           Hindi version will follow.

s/d
(Smita Kumar)
Director (Estt.I)



DOPT Order

Sunday, January 09, 2011

DoP seeking to computerise all post offices by 2012-end



DoP seeking to computerise all post offices by 2012-end

Vadodara, Jan 8 (PTI) Department of Post is seeking to computerise all the 1.55 lakh post offices in the country by the end of 2012, said Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot today.

Pilot was talking to reporters after launching 3G services in seven cities of Gujarat through video conferencing here.

He said that of 1,55,015 post offices in the country, only 12,604 have been computerised so far, and Department of Posts aims to computerise the rest by the end of 2012.

Talking about telecom network, he said that only the government-owned companies such as BSNL were putting up infrastructure and providing connectivity in the remote areas, or Naxalism affected areas such as Jharkhand.

For facilitating e-governance in Gujarat, the Department of Information Technology, Government of India is contributing Rs 91.

Source: PTI

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Revision of guidelines for framing / amendment / relaxation of Recruitment Rules



No. AB 14017/48/2010-Estt..(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
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New Delhi the 31st December, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM



SUBJECT:     Revision of guidelines for framing / amendment / relaxation of Recruitment Rules.

      The undersigned is directed to state that instructions on framing / amendment of Recruitment Rules were issued in a consolidated form in this Department's OM No. AB. 14017/12/87-Estt.(RR) dated 18.3.1988. Subsequently, a number of orders and clarifications have been issued on the subject.

2. The existing instructions have been reviewed in consultation with WSC and consolidated in the form of "Guidelines on framing / amendment / relaxation of recruitment rules", a copy of which is enclosed. The number and the date of original OM has been referred in the relevant instructions for easy reference to the context. The Guidelines on framing / amendment / relaxation of recruitment rules along with the relevant instructions and existing model RRs are available on the DoPT websitewww.persmin.nic.in* in the dynamic form of Handbook on Recruitment Rules, 2010. This Department would continue to update these instructions from time to time.

2.       Hindi version will follow.



s/d
(Smita Kumar)
Director (E-I)



Click here to view the complete instructions...

Friday, January 07, 2011

Promote from one grade to another within the same service...Clarification on Probation Period



Probation in various Control Services

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to para 3 (iii) of this Department’s O.M. No.21011/2/80-Estt (C ), dated 19.5.1983 under which there will be no probation for a person promote from one grade to another within the same service, except where the promotion involves a change in the Group of posts in the same service. It was subsequently clarified vide this Department’s O.M. No. 21011/3/83-Estt (C ) dated 24.2.84 that the provision of para 3(iii) of O.M. of 19.5.83 is primarily intended for organized services. The distinction between an organized service and isolated posts for purpose of probation for promoters was made because it was felt that the posts included in a service have generally identifiable and specified functions and at each level the subject matter death with is the same, though there is a difference in the level of responsibilities. The matter has bean re-examined in this Department and it has been found that even in the case of isolated posts unless the qualifications prescribed and the nature of functions are strictly related, the method of promotion is not being prescribed in the Recruitment Rules. A group of related isolated posts have also identifiable and specified functions and generally there is only difference in the level of responsibility rather than in the nature of dating performed at different levels. It has, therefore been decide there consulting the Union Public Service Commission that the promotion of para 3(iii) of O.M. dated 19.5.83 referred to above will also be application to isolated posts.

Revised instructions relating to probation



Probation in various Central Services.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s O.M.No.21011/2/80-Estt(c) dated 19.5.83 issuing revised instructions in respect of some of the aspects relating to probation. In para 7 of the O.M., the Ministries/Departments were advised to make corresponding changes in the relevant recruitment/Service Rules in consultation with this Department (and UPSC in the case of Group A & B posts/Services).

2. Wells of the Departments have initiated action to amend the gules, proposals are still awaited in most of the cases. Since the instructions issued vide O.M dated 19.5.83 are in the nature of executive instructions, wherever there are already provisions in the notified recruitment/Service Rules in this regard, the revised provisions can be followed only after emending the existing recruitment rules suitably. All the Ministries/Departments are, therefore, advised to initiate action to review the provisions of the existing recruitment /Service rules and fur ions proposals for amending them wherever necessary.

3. Clarifications are also being bought by Ministries/Departments to whether the provisions of this Department’s OM dated 19.5.83 are applicable to organized services only or they are applicable in the case of other posts also. It is hereby clarified that the provisions of the said OM are applicable to organized services as will as isolated posts, barring only para 3 (iii) which is primarily intended for organized services.

Probation in various Central Services



Probation in various Central Services.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Home Affairs OM No. 44/1/59-Estt. (A) dated tge 15th April, 1959. on the subject cited above. The matter has been; under consideration for quite some time ‘past in consultation with the Ministry, of Law, U.P.S.C, and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India with particular reference to the question whether any period of probation should be prescribed’ in respect of the persons ‘recruited to the posts in pay-scales the’ minimum of which id Rs.2,000/- and above, as also in respect of the promotees from one grade to another. According to para 6 of the existing instructions contained in the aforesaid OM dated the 15th April, 1959, it is ‘laid’ down that the period of probation should normally be two years so s to have uniformity-with regard to the period of probation in different services. It is further provided that where there are any special reasons for prescribing a longer or shorter period, a suitable period may be fixed in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

2. Para 7 of the aforesaid OM stipulates that the fresh entrants as well as those promoted should be kept on probation for a period of two years to Judge the potentialities of an officer for 3 higher service.

3. On review, it has now been decided that: - i) Save as provided in clause (ii) below, direct recruiters to a post/service shall be on probation for a period of 2 years. (ii) Direct recruits to posts carrying a pay scale the minimum of which is Rs. 2000/- or above, or to posts for which the age of entry is 35 years or above and where no trining is involved, shall be on probation for a period of 1 year only. (iii) Personae who are inducted into a now service through promotion shall also be placed on probation for two years; but there will be no probation for a person promoted from one grade to another within the same service, except where the promotion involves a change in the Group of posts in the same service, o.g., promotion from Group ‘3’ to Group ‘A’ in which case the probation shall be for 2 years. (iv) Wherever probation includes ‘on the job’ or ‘institutional’ training combined with actual performance on the job, probation for a period of two years should be prescribed in the recruitment rules. (v) In the case of those who are re-employed before the age of superannuation e.g., ex-Military personnel there will be a probation of two years on their appointment/re-employmet to civil posts except in respect of cases covered by clause (ii) above. (vi) There will be no probation in the case of officers appointed to various posts on: a) contract basis; b) deputation; c) tenure baseis; d) re-employment after super-annuation; e) permanent transfer and

4. On the expiry of the period of probation, steps should be taken to obtain the assessment reports on the probationer to:- i) Confirm the probationer/issue orders regarding satisfactory termination of probation, as the case may be, if the probation has been completed to the satisfaction of the competent authority; or ii) Extend the period of probation (in terms of para 1(8) of the OM dated 15.4.59) or discharge the probationer or terminate the services of the probationer as the case may be, in accordance with the relevant rules and order, if the probationer has not completed the period of probation satisfactorily.

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

6. The instructions contained in the OM of 15th April, 1959 referred to in para 1 above may be treated as extended to the extent stated in the preceding paragraphs.

7. Wherever considered necessary, a corresponding change in the relevant service rules may be made in consultation with this Department in the light of the instructions contained in the foregoing paragraphs.

8. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, this issues with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Extension of the MACP benefits to Officers of HAG Scale of Rs.67,000 - 79,000/-



No. 35034/3/2008-Estt (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (D)


North Block, New Delhi
Dated : 24th December 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject:    Modified Assured Career. Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees – Extension of the benefits to Officers of HAG Scale of Rs.67,000 - 79,000/-.



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      Reference is invited to the Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. of even number dated the 19th May, 2009, wherein the financial upgradation under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) has been allowed upto the highest grade pay of Rs.12000 in the Pay Band 4. Consequent upon introduction of the new HAG scale of Rs.67,000-79,000 in replacement of Rs.37,400 - 67,000 with grade pay of Rs.12,000 in PB4, it is clarified that the benefits of financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be available to aforementioned HAG scale also.

2.       All Ministries/Departments may give wide circulation to the contents of this O.M. for general guidance and appropriate action in the matter.

3.       Hindi version would follow



(Smita Kumar)
Director (Estt.I)



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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Common Seniority List (CSL) in the grade of LDC of CSCS for the select list years 1994 & 1995-reg.



No.20/87/2010-CS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances &Pensions
Department of Personnel &Training


Lok Nayak Bhavan,New Delhi-3
Dated,the 5th January 2011


OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject: - Finalization of Common Seniority List(CSL)in the grade of LDC of CSCS for the select list years 1994 &1995-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M of even number dated 4th November, 2010 circulating thereby the draft Common Seniority List in respect of LDCs for the years 1994 & 1995. All the cadre units of CSCS were requested to bring to the notice of this department the factual inaccuracies/deficiencies, in the common seniority list of LDCs for the select list year 1994 &1995. A large number of communications were received which were examined in this department.

2 It is noted that most of the representations related to corrections regarding names and date of birth of LDCs and the same carried out in the list. On the basis of the information received from cadre units and individuals and also re-verifying seniority lists of the cadre units,necessary corrections have been made in the common seniority lists. The senioriry in respect of departmental examination candidates for the years 1994 & 1995 have been fixed in accordance with this department's O.M No. 3/4/95-CS II dated 11th June 1997. Accordingly the Common Seniority List of LDCs for the select lists years 1994 & 1995 have been finalized and may be seen on the website of this department i.e

www.http://persmin.nic.in
Central Services Wing
CS Division
Central Secretariat Clerical Service
Common Seniority List


3 The cadre units are requested to invariably mention CSL number in future correspondence relating to the seniority lists of LDCs for the select list years 1994 & 1995.



(J Minz)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India



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Mamata’s New Year Bonanza for Railways’ Lowest Grade Pay Employees



Mamata’s New Year Bonanza for Railways’ Lowest Grade Pay Employees

The Minister of Railways, Mamata Banerjee has extended, for the first time, the facility of 3AC travel with family once in a year for the lowest grade pay employees of Indian Railways. These are the employees like Gangman, Khalasi etc. who work day and night to provide train services to our customers throughout the year in the most difficult situations. They will now have facility to travel once in a year with family in 3AC class on Indian Railways.

Mamata Banerjee provided this as a new year bonanza for all Railway employees based on new pay structure under 6th Central Pay Commission already implemented by the Government of India. This move of the Railway will lead to tremendous motivation to all levels of employees particularly those working in lower grades. Railwaymen in lower grade pay (Group ‘D’) were earlier not entitled to travel in AC classes.

This step bridges the gap and has been felicitated by all employees and federations. Revised entitlement of travel on railway passes has also extended AC 2-tier facilities to all Junior Engineers and their equivalent supervisors working in Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-. This new criteria of entitlement has also simultaneously simplified the existing rules for entitlement with only Grade Pay as the sole criterion as against multiple variables like scale of pay, pay and date of appointment which were prevailing earlier.

Source: PIB

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Reimbursement of medical claims...



Reimbursement of medical claims pertaining to availing treatment to those employees who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance.

MoD D (Civ.II) ID No. 1051/D(Civ.II) dated 9/12/2010 alongwith MoH&FW OM No.390/2010-MS dated 14th July 2010 regarding the subject matter is enclosed for information and guidance.

MoH&FW has clarified that employees in receipt of FMA are not eligible for reimbursement of medical claims in respect of treatment obtained at any circumstances.

Probation in various Central Civil Services



N0.18011/1/2010-Estt. (C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

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New Delhi 110001
Dated: January 3, 2011


OFFICE MEMORANDUM



SUBJECT:    Probation in various Central Civil Services.

      The undersigned in directed to say that the period of probation to be prescribed for different posts/services in Central Government have been laid down in this Department’s O.M. No.F.44/1/59-Ests(A) dated 15.4.1959 as amended from time to time. With a view to prevent Government servants from becoming possible victims of arbitrary actions or inordinate delay in considering completion of probation/confirmation, the existing instructions on provisions regarding probation in the service/recruitment rules relating to Central Civil Services and Posts have been reviewed. It is proposed that in the service / recruitment rules for all Central Civil Services and Posts, in addition to the period of probation, wherever prescribed, corresponding provisions as envisaged in the draft guidelines enclosed herewith, may be incorporated in consultation with this Department.

2.       Before the guidelines in the draft OM, is finalized, all Cadre Controlling Authorities are requested to offer their comments/views in this regard, if any, by 31.1.2011 at the E Mail address dse@nic.in.



s/d
(P.Prabhakaran)
Director (Estt.)



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NO. 18011/1/2010-Estt.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

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North Block,New Delhi,
Dated the --


OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject :        Probation in various Central Civil Services.

       The undersigned is directed to say that the period of probation to be prescribed for different postslservices in Central Government have been laid down in this Department’s O.M. No. F.44/1/59-Ests.(A) dated 15.4.1959 as amended from time to time. Although instructions exist to the effect that save for exceptional reasons probation should not be extended for more than a year and no employee should be kept on probation for more than double the normal period apart from instructions for timely action on completion of probationlconfirmation, these are not invariably followed.

2. With a view to prevent Government servants from becoming possible victims of arbitrary actions or inordinate delay in considering completion of probation / confirmation, the existing instructions on provisions regarding probation in the servicelrecruitment rules relating to Central Civil Services and Posts have been reviewed. It has now been decided that :-

(I)         If during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course or passed the requisite departmental examinations if anybrescribed or has not been on dutyitraining for at least 75% of the probation period, the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period of probation except in the cases mentioned in (ii) below:-

II)        the period of probation may be extended for such period as the Central Government may think fit in the circumstances of the case in respect of a probationer who is:

a)        under suspension;

b)        against whom disciplinary proceedings are pending; or

c)        against whom prosecution for criminal charge is pending.

III)        Where a probationer who has completed the period of probation to the satisfaction of the Central Government is required to be confirmed, he shall be confirmed in the SewicelPost at the end of his period of probation, having been completed satisfactorily. In such cases, where no order extending the probation period has been issued and no order of confirmation is issued within one year of completion of the prescribed period of probation, the probationer would be deemed to be confirmed in the servicelpost.

3.        In the Service/Recruitment Rules for all Central Civil Services and Posts, in addition to the period of probation, wherever prescribed. corresponding provisions, as in para 2 above, may be incorporated in consultation with this Department in the light of the above instructions.

4.         The Hindi Version of this O.M. will follow.



(P.Prabhakaran )
Director



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Children Education Allowance Scheme – Clarification



No. 12011/08/2010-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 30th December, 2010


Office Memorandum


Sub: Children Education Allowance Scheme – Clarification
Subsequent to issue of this Department OM No. 12011/32008-Estt (Allowance) dated 02/09/2008 and clarificatory OMs dated 11/11/2008, 23/11/2009 and OM No. 12011/16/2009-(.Allowance) dated dated 13/11/2009 on the Children Education Allowance (CEA) Scheme, this Department has been receiving references from various Departments, seeking further clarifications.
The doubts raised are clarified as under:-
(i)Whether CEA is admissible to a Government Servant who ceases to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year?
CEA/hostel subsidy shall be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceased to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year.The payment shall be made by the office in which the Govt. servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down under CEA scheme.
(ii). Whether Children of a Government servant who dies while in service are still eligible for reimbursement under the new CEA scheme?
If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous Body, PSU, Semi-Government Organization such as Municipality, Post Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the Central Govt/State Governments. In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Govt. servant was working prior to his death and will be regulated by the other condition laid down under CEA Scheme
(iii) Whether any upper age limit of the children has been prescribed for claming CEA? Whether CEA can be allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning”?
If so the age limit prescribed for the same. The upper age limit for disabled children has been set at the age of 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will now be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class which ever is earlier. Cases where reimbursement have been already made, in respect of children above this age may not be reopened. It has also been decided that CEA may henceforth be allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other condition prescribed
(iv) What is the definition of the terms ‘two sets 0f uniform’ which occur in para1(e) of our O.M. dated 2.9.08. What is the definition of ‘one set of shoes’?
It is clarified that ‘one set of shoes’ would mean one pair of shoes and ‘two sets of uniform’ would mean two sets of uniform prescribed by the school in which the child is studying. A set of uniform will include all items of clothing prescribed for a day, as uniform by the school. Reimbursement may be allowed for two sets of such uniform irrespective of the colours /winter/ summer/ PT uniform
(v) What is the definition of ‘station’ for the purpose of hostel subsidy ?
It is clarified that for the purpose of hosted subsidy, station would be demarcated by the first three digits of the PIN Code of the area where the Government Servant is posed and/or residing’. ‘The first three digits of the PIN Code indicate a Revenue District
(vi) Whether fee paid 10 organizations/institutions other than the school or fee paid to private tutors for purposes mentioned in para 1(e) of the OM dated 2.9.2008 is reimbursable?
No. It is clarified that the term ‘fee’ contained in the para 1(e) of the OM dated 2.9.2008 would mean the fee charted by the school directly from the student.
s/d
(Simmi R. Nakra)
Director (P&A)

Monday, January 03, 2011

Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley



No. 18016/3/2010-Estt. (I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)


North Block, New Delhi.
Dated, the 28th December, 2010


CORRIGENDUM



Sub: Special concessions/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached / subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department of even Number dated 15.3.2010 extending the Special concessions / facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached / subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control or Central Government, for the period with effect from 1.1.2010 to 3 1.12.2010 and to say that the Annexure attached with the OM stands partially modified to include the Notes. The Annexure as modified is attached herewith.



Sd/-
(Simmi R. Nakra)
Director (P&A)



All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India. (As per standard mailing list)

Annexure

Details of package of Concession/Facilities to Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley in Attached/Subordinate Offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government:-

I. Additional H.R.A. and other concessions:

(A) Employees posted to Kashmir Valley

(i) These employees have an option to move their families to a selected place of their choice in India at Government expense. T.A. for the families allowed as admissible in permanent transfer inclusive of transportation of personal effects, lump-sum payment for packing etc.

(ii) Departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation to place of work for employees.

(iii) HRA as for Class 'A' city applicable for employees exercising option at (i). Such employees will be eligible for drawing the normal HRA as well at their place of posting provided Departmental arrangement is not made for his/her stay.

(iv) The period of temporary duty extended to six months. For period of temporary duty daily allowance at full rate is admissible, apart from departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation.

(B) Employees posted to Kashmir Valley who do not wish to move their families to a selected place of residence;

A per diem allowance of Rs. 10/- is paid for each day of attendance to compensate for any additional expense in transportation to and from office etc. This will be in addition to the transport allowance, which the employee is otherwise eligible for under Ministry of Finance order No. 21(2)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29.8.1008.

II. MESSING FACILITIES:
Messing Allowance to be paid to the employees at a uniform rate of Rs. 15/- per day by all Departments, or in lieu messing arrangements to be made by the Departments themselves. This rate of allowance will have to be adhered to uniformly by all the Ministries/Departments with effect from 01.07.1999. The slightly higher rate of Rs. 25.50 adopted by the Department of Telecom and Posts and allowed to be continued as a special case by the Department of Personnel in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, would, however, continue to be paid at the said rate.

III. ADJUSTRMENT OF MIGRANT EMPLOYEES:

As a purely temporary measure, the employees migrated from the Kashmir Valley are accommodated to the extent possible in the available vacancies under the respective Ministries/Departments in offices located outside but adjacent to the union Territory of Delhi.
IV. PAYMENT OF LEAVE SALARYIAD HOC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

Arrangements were made for payment of leave salary for the period upto 30' April, 1990 in respect of employees who may not have received their emoluments after migration. Such employees were allowed to be given either leave salary at the minimum of the scale or some adhoc financial assistance as an advance to be adjusted from their dues after they join duty. Further the migrant employees who were unable to join their respective places of posting in the Valley due to the prevailing circumstances, were extended this facility till they were adjusted in accordance with (iii) above.

V. REGULARISATION OF THE PERIOD OF ABSENCE OF J&K MIGRANT EMPLOYEES:

In August, 1992, it was decided that the period of migration of a Central Government employee, who migrated from Kashmir Valley in view of the disturbed conditions would be treated as Earned leave to the extent which may have been due to him on the date of proceeding for migration. However, the position was reviewed by the Ministry of Personnel in April, 1997 and if was decided that the Earned Leave which was at the credit of the Central Government migrant employee at the time of migration will not be adjusted against the migration period, but will remain available for the purpose of leave encashment on the date of their retirement in respect of the employees who had already retired or would retire in future. The period of absence would however count in the service for the purpose of pension, but shall not count for earning any kind of leave. During the period of absence, a migrant employee is entitled to his pay (excluding special pay and local allowances) dearness allowance, which he would have been otherwise paid from time to time including benefit of increment had he reported for duty immediately after expiry of his Earned leave.

VI. PAYMENT OF MONTHLY PENSION TO PENSIONERS OF KASHMIR VALLEY

Pensioners of Kashmir Valley who are unable to draw their monthly pensions through either Public Sector Banks or PA0 treasuries from which they were receiving their pensions, would be given pensions outside the Valley where they have settled, in relaxation of relevant provisions.

NOTE:- I. The package of concession/facilities shall be admissible in Kashmir Valley comprising of six districts, namely Ananhag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama and Srinagar.
2. The package of concession/facilities shall be admissible to Temporary Status Casual labourers working in Kashmir Valley in terms of para 5(i) of the Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularization) Scheme of Government of India. 1993.

3. The benefit of additional HRA admissible under the Kashmir Valley package shall be admissible to all Central Government employees posted to Kashmir Valley irrespective of whether they are natives of Kashmir Valley, if they choose to move their families anywhere in India subject to the conditions governing the grant of these allowances.

4. The facilities of Messing Allowance and Per Diem allowance shall also be allowed to natives of Kashmir Valley in terms of the Kashmir Valley package.

DOPT Order

Clarification on Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy - DOPT Order



Clarification on Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy - DOPT Order

Department of Personnel and Training has published in its website today, an important clarification order[No.1211/08/2010-Estt.(AL) dated on 30.12.2010] about the Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy issue.
This department has already issued some clarifications through the previous orders, still further doubts receiving from various department of Central Government to DOPT.
Now, clarifications given as some type of 'questions and answers' by the DOPT.
This order is very useful to Central Government Employees to clear the doubts regarding the Children Education Allowance Scheme...

We have given some answers collected from this order...

1. The upper age limit for children will now be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th Std. whichever is earlier.

2. 'One set of shoes' means 'One pair of shoes'.

3. 'Two sets of uniform' means a set of uniform will include all items of clothing prescribed for a day and irrespective of the colours/winter/summer/PT uniform.

4. 'Station' means first three digits of the PIN Code(indicate Revenue District) of the area where the employee is posted and /or residing.

5. No reimbursement whether the fee paid to Private Tutors.


If your want to read the original Office Memorandum, Pl. click the link given below...
http://persmin.gov.in/WriteReadData/Estt/12011_08_2010-Estt.-AL.pdf

Recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission on scales of pay of posts of Superintending Engineers and equivalent in the Organized Group ‘A’ En



No. I-11012/3/2010-CRD
Government of india
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training


3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
New Delhi- 110003.
December 29, 2010

Office Memorandum

Subject: Recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission on scales of pay of posts of Superintending Engineers and equivalent in the Organized Group ‘A’ Engineering Service.

Attention is invited to this Department’s O.M. No.22/1/2000-CRD dated June 6, 2000 containing instructions to give effect to the recommendations of Fifth Central Pay Commission (FCPC) contained in Para 50.45 of its report to convert the Non-Functional pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 4500-5700 (revised: Rs. 14300-18300) applicable to the Superintending Engineers and equivalent into a ‘Functional’ grade and to introduce a Non-Functional Second Grade in the scale of Rs.12000-16500 for the Executing Engineers and equivalent of All the Organized Group ‘A’ Engineering Services. These instructions were amended comprehensively vide this Department’s O.M. No. 22/1/2000-CRD dated December 20, 2000.

2. Certain amended provisions with regard to eligibility criteria for grant of functional grade of Rs. 14300-18300 (pre-revised) to the Superintending Engineers and equivalent prescribed in Sub-para I (ii) of this Department’s O.M. No. 22/I/2000-CRD dated December 20, 2000 were quashed by the Gauhati High Court in its Order dated April 1, 2009 in the Writ Appeal No. 7 of 2006. This decision has now been upheld by the Supreme Court also vide its Order dated February 11, 2010 in the Civil Appeal No. 1902 of 2010. These amended provisions were formulated in supersession of the original provisions contained in Sub-paras 3(a), 3(b) and 3 (c) of this Department’s O.M. No. 22/1/2000-CRD dated June 6, 2000.

3. Consequently, the Sub-para 3(a) of this Department’s O.M. No. 22/1/2000- CRD dated June 6, 2000 would now read as under:

“The ‘functional’ grade of Rs. 14300-18300 shall be applicable to the posts of Superintending Engineers and equivalent that are variously designated and included in the Organised Group ‘A’ Engineering Services. Placement of Personnel in this ‘functional’ grade will, however, be subject to actual availability of vacancies in the grade. This shall be permitted only on completion of thirteen years of regular service in Group ‘A’ and regular service of four years in the grade of Executive Engineer and equivalent including the service rendered in the Non-Functional Second Grade Or nine years of regular service in the grade of Executive Engineer and equivalent, including regular service, if any, rendered in the Non-Functional Second Grade for the Executive Engineer and equivalent in the pay-scale of Rs. 12000-16500.”

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Department of Expenditure vide its ID Note No. 32 (5) —E-III (B)/2010 dated August 11, 2010 and the Department of Legal Affairs vide its Dy. No.FTS-3054/10A dated November 22, 2010.

(Pratima Tyagi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Interest bearing advances/Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendation on House Building Advance-enhancement in past cases-regarding



No.I-17011/2(1)/2009-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
(Housing -III section)
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Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated:- the 14th July, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject:     Interest bearing advances/Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendation on House Building Advance-enhancement in past cases-regarding.

       The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry's O.M. No.I-17011/2(1)/2009-H.III dated 27th November, 2008 on the above subject and to say that it has been decided in consultations with Ministry of Finance to make the afore-said orders applicable with effect from 1st January, 2006. Accordingly, an enhancement of House Building Advance, if applied for, may be granted for an amount equivalent to the difference between the previously sanctioned amount and the new amount determined on the basis of pay in the pay band, in past cases, where HBA was sanctioned on or after 1-1-2006 but before 27-11-2008 subject to complying following conditions:-

(a)       The Government servant should not have drawn the entire amount of HBA sanctioned under earlier orders and /or where construction is not completed/full cost towards acquisition of house/flat is yet to be paid.

(b)       There will be no deviation from the approved plan of construction on the basis of which the original sanction of House Building Advacne was accorded. The revised cost of the original plan can, however, be considered for determining the additional amount, subject to the prescribed maximum limits.

(c)       Supplementary Mortgage Deed, Personal Bond and Sureties will be drawn and executed at the expense of the loanee.

(d)       The actual entitlement will be restricted to the repaying capacity computed on the basis of the formula laid down in this Ministry's O.M. No.I-17015/16/92-H.III. dated 17.10.2000. It should be ensured that the entire amount of advance with interest is recovered before retirement of the Government servant.

(e)       Rate of Interest: The rate of interest chargeable in such cases would be as per the slab applicable to the total sanctioned amount i.e. amount already sanctioned on or after 1-1-2006 but before 27.11.2008 plus the enhanced sanction. However, the new rate of interest would be chargeable only on collective amount that would remain outstanding on grant of enhancement so granted. Thus, the amount of HBA that has already been re-paid on old rates will not attract the fresh interest charges.

2.       However, the existing limit of maximum admissible amount of Rs.7.50 lakh for the purpose of construction/purchase of new house/flat and Rs.1.80 lakh would remain unchanged. In other words, the sum total of previously sanctioned HBA and the enhancement granted under these orders cannot exceed the aforesaid limits. In any case, not more than one enhancement is admissible to a Govt. employee.

3.       The applications for enhanced HBA should be submitted within six months from the date of issue of this order.

4.       Ministries/Departments whose branch offices are situated in the far flung areas like in case of Ministry of Defence, etc., are advised to give wider publicity to these orders through modern communication mean like facimile e-mail, web-sites etc. so that there is no occassion for any representation for extending the time limits of six months on the grounds of receiving these orders late.



s/d
(V.K. Gupta)
Deputy Financial Adviser



Major Initiatives of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions During 2010



Major Initiatives of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions During 2010



      The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions took several new initiatives during 2010 for raising the efficiency of bureaucracy and better service delivery mechanisms. Steps were taken towards capacity building and strengthening of the historic Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. Major policy initiatives taken by the Ministry are as under:

Whistleblowers’ Bill tabled in Lok Sabha

      The Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons making the Disclosure Bill, 2010, (commonly known as Whistleblowers’ Bill) was tabled in the Lok Sabha. The bill is presently under examination with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice.

      The Bill provides for adequate protection to the persons reporting corruption or willful misuse of power or willful misuse of discretion which causes demonstrable loss to the government or commission of a criminal offence by a public servant. The identity of the complainant is kept secret. It also provides punishment for revealing the identity of a complainant, negligently or malafidely.

Changes in IAS recruitment Exam

      The pattern of UPSC exam for Civil Services has been changed. The Government has approved the proposal for introduction of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) in place of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. The CSAT will come into effect from Civi Services Examination, 2011. This will enable screening of candidates having a right aptitude for Civil Services.

      In CSAT, one of optional subjects, which a candidate could have chosen out of 23 optional, is being replaced with a common paper on aptitude test. The CSAT is aimed at providing a greater degree of level - playing field to candidates of different backgrounds.

Steps to Strengthen RTI Act

i).       A new Central Sector Scheme on ‘Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government Through Effective Implementation on RTI Act’ has been approved. The scheme aims at Awareness Generation and Capacity Building of Stakeholders. Draft RTI Amendment Rules have been posted in the website persmin.nic.in for seeking comments finalising the same.

ii).       The provisions related to RTI applications received by a public authority regarding information concerning other public authority/authorities have been clarified.

iii).       35000 RTI Posters on Regional Languages i.e. Bangla, English, Marathi, Oriya, Kanada and Malayalam were displayed in Regional Post Offices.

RTI Logo & RTI Portal launched

      Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) launched RTI logo & RTI portal with a view to give this historic legislation an iconic symbol and one stop knowledge bank for information seekers. The simple and iconic logo represents people’s empowerment through transfer and accountability in Governance. The logo’s shape and structure make it easy to remember, recall and replicate with minimal distortion.

      In the last five years the RTI regime has heralded a regime of transparency and accountability and strengthened the democratic structure of the country. Success stories of citizens using the RTI Act abound. The Act has achieved great success in empowering the citizens of India. However it was felt that the core values of the RTI regime – Empowerment, Transparency and Accountability- need to be given a shape in the form of a logo. The logo would be displayed at all public authorities and will be used in various communications related to RTI.

      The Right to Information Portal www.rtigateway.org.in is one stop knowledge bank forinformation seekers, information providers, trainers, Information Commissions, students and academicians. It provides for a digital library, discussion fora, e- newsletter and a blog.

Distant learning for Govt. employees

      The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for offering Distance & E-Learning Programmes to Government employees. The Government employees can now enroll for a wide spectrum of Programmes offered by IGNOU and get their fees reimbursed on successfully completing the programmes. The courses are open to central government employees working in Ministries / Departments / Attached offices and the faculty members of State Apex Training Institutions.

      The purpose of the Programme is to increase the availability and flexibility of options open to employees for enhancing their knowledge and skills in order to improve the functioning of Government organizations and the delivery of services to the public.

      The categories of courses open for enrolment under this programme are Short-Duration Specialised modules; Certificate Programmes and Masters, PG and PG Diploma Programmes.

46th Meeting of the National Council (JCM)

      The 46th Meeting of the National Council (JCM), the apex body of the Joint Consultative Machinery for the Central Government Employees, was held under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Shri K. M. Chandrasekhar. Senior leaders of the Central Government Employees’ Unions/ Federations and Secretaries of various Ministries/Departments actively participated in the deliberations. the need for the Staff Organizations to work in harmony with the official side to enhance productivity and efficiency and the endeavour of the Government to maintain a sustained level of contact with the Staff Side to take forward the process of consensus building were highlighted at the deliberations. Various issues of importance to the Central Government employees and their families were also discussed with a view to find amicable solutions and to ensure harmonious relationship.

Quality Management System ‘Sevottam” developed

      A Quality Management System (QMS) ‘Sevottam’ framework has been developed for bringing improvements in the quality of public service delivery. This is a citizen centric initiative for institutionalizing an assessment-improvement framework for improving the quality of service delivery on a continuous basis through the involvement of Ministries / Departments and citizens. Sevottam includes three dimensions of a public service organization as follows: (a) Citizen’s / Client’s Charter that specifies the service delivery standards (b) Grievance Redress Mechanism that gets activated if the service delivery is not as per standards in the charter (c) Service Delivery Capability of the organization to delivery service as per standards in the charter. A ‘nine point quality of compliance’ criteria based on published standards has been developed. Pilot Projects on Sevottam in 10 Central Ministries / Departments has been concluded in June 2010.

      The Depertment of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) organized fo workshops/seminars for 62 Ministries/Departments on Designing & Implementing SevottComplaint Citizen’s Charter and Grievance Redressal. Sevottam framework focuses on improv service delivery through setting of standards and monitoring the performance of service delivery against Results Framework Document (RFD) standards.

Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) upgraded

      An upgraded version of the Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) was inaugurated in September, 2010. CPGRAMS is an online internet based facilityfor citizens to lodge their grievances from any part of the country or the world. It is accessible at http://pgportal.gov.in and also through www.darpg.nic.in . It is also a tool for effective monitoringof redress of grievance received through the Grievance Redress Mechanism, established in Government of India. The System networks 89 Central Ministries / Departments / Organizations including all responsibility centres under them. Through CPGRAMS citizens can lodge complaints online and immediately get a unique registration number for further reference. The number is useful for checking the progress on redress of their grievance and for sending reminders. Citizens have a choice to lodge the grievance directly with the Ministry / Department concerned or to send it to DARPG. The grievances received in PG Division are forwarded online to the Ministry / Department concerned for redress. Reports can also be generated through the System for analyzing grievance prone areas for taking remedial action for preventing similar grievances from arising in future.

      All grievances received by post / by hand are also lodged on to the CPGRAMS by PG Division on behalf of the citizens. Acknowledgements are generated and issued by post, and final redress response is also sent by post in all such cases.

E-Office Pilot Project launched

      DARPG has taken up the e-Office Mission Mode Project (MMP) under National Governance Plan (NeGP). The project has been conceptualized to modernise the Central Government Offices through introduction of Information Technology. The e-Office MMP envisages a user-friendly and integrated file and records management software solution with implantation of associated process reforms. Under the e-Office Mission Mode Project, DARPG proposes to devise an e-Manual to be adopted by the various Government of India offices in the e-office environment. The e-Office MMP is aimed at introducing the concepts of e-file in the government offices leading to a paperless office.

The broad objectives of e-Office are: - (i)       To improve efficiency, consistency and effectiveness of Government responses.

(ii)       To reduce turnaround time and to meet the demand of the citizen charger

(iii)       To provide for effective resource management to improve the quality of administration.

(iv)       To enhance transparency and accountability Detailed studies have been conducted through National Institute for Smart Governance on various processes involved in the implementation to ensure successful implementation of the Project.

      The project will be implemented in other Government Ministries/Departments in phased manner after its successful implementation / assessment at the pilot locations. Presently the MMP is targeted Central Government Offices only.

13th Conference on e-Governance

      The thirteenth National Conference on e-Governance was organised by DARPG in coordination with the Department of Information Technology, Government of India and Department of Information and Technology, Government of Rajasthan, at Jaipur.

      National Awards for e-Governance 2009-10 were given away in seven categories to 17 organisations. These awards are given to recognise and promote excellence in implementation of eGovernance initiatives. These initiatives could be from Government to Government (G2G), Government to Citizen (G2C) or Government to Business (G2B). An exhibition showcasing the capacities, products and e-Governance initiatives of the Government and private sector will also be inaugurated.

      The theme for this year’s Conference was “e-Governance from Citizens’ Perspective”. The Conference explored how the use of ICT had transformed governance from the perspective of the beneficiaries of the services. It made an attempt at a reality check to ascertain the outcome of the services rendered and whether it has achieved the intended objectives of transparent, effective, responsive and accountable governance. The focus sector this year was Education with the agenda, “ICT in Education-enhancing quality and reach”. During the Conference, discussions were held on e-Governance from Citizen’s Perspective; leveraging mobile technology for better service delivery –financial inclusion through mobile technology; public distribution system (direct access to the citizens through e- Governance) and ICT in education – enhancing quality and reach.



Source: PIB

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the central Government civilian employees – Clarification regarding.



No.35034/3/2010-Estt (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
Establishment(D)



North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 3rdAugust, 2010



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the central Government civilian employees – Clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Department of Personnel & Training (DOP&T)’s Office Memorandum of even number dated the 19th May, 2009 on thee subject cited above. Consequent upon introduction of the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS), in view of para 14 of the Annexure-l of the Scheme, a number of proposals/references seeking extension of the Scheme to Central Autonomous / Statutory Bodies under various Ministries/Departments have been received by the Department of Expenditure. The Department of Expenditure has felt that keeping the large number of Central Autonomous/Statutory Bodies in view, it would be appropriate to delegate the power the approving such proposals to the administrative Ministries / Departments concerned. The Department of Expenditure has accordingly approved for extending the benefits of the MACPS to the Central Autonomous/Statutory Bodies under various Ministries/Departments subject to them satisfying the following four conditions:

(i) The earlier ACP Scheme was also implemented/adopted by the said Autonomous/Statutory Body.

(ii) The proposal to adopt MACP Scheme has been approved by the Governing Body/Board of Directors.

(iii) The Administrative Ministry/Financial Adviser of the Ministry has concurred with the proposal.

(iv) The financial implications of adoption of MACP Scheme have been taken into account by the Organisation/Body and the additional financial implications can be met by it within the existing Budget Grants.

2. As per the revised arrangement, the proposal shall be processed by the Financial Advisor concerned in the first instance and subject to it meeting the requirements spelt out at (i)(ii) and (iv) above, he would obtain the orders of the administrative Head/Secretary concerned for approving the extension of MACPS to such a body.

3. Above is brought to the notice of all concerned Ministry/Department in continuation of para 14 of Annexure-1 of MACPS dated 19.05.2009.

4. Hindi version will follow.



(A.K. Srivasatava)
Under Secretary to the Government of lndia



Source: www.persmin.gov.in

Delinking seniority from confirmation



Delinking seniority from confirmation.

The seniority of Government servants is determined in accordance with the general principles of seniority contained in MHA OM No. 9/11/55-RPS dated 22.2.59 (copy enclosed). One of the basic principles enunciated in the said OM is that seniority follows confirmation and consequently permanent officers in each grade shall rank senior to those who are officiating in that grade.

2. This principle has been coming under judicial scrutiny in a number of cases in the past, the last important judgement being the one delivered by the Supreme court on 2.5.90 (JT-1990(2) SO-264) in the case of Class II Direct Recruits Engineering Officers Association VS. State of Maharashtra. In para 47 (A) of the said judgement the Supreme Court has held that once an incumbent is appointed to a post according to rule, his seniority has to the counted from the date of his appointment and not according to the date of his confirmation.

3. The general principle of seniority mentioned above has been examined in the ‘light of the judicial pronouncement referred to above and it has been decided that seniority may be delinked from confirmation as per the directive of the Supreme Court in para 47 (A) of ‘ Is judgement dated 2.5.90. Accordingly in modification of the general principle 3, proviso to general principle 4 and proviso to general principle 5(i) contained in MHA (now DOPT) O.M. No.9/11/55-RPS dated 22.12.59 and para 2.3. of this Department O.M. dt. 3.7.86 (copy enclosed) it has been decided that seniority of a person regularly appointed to a post according to rule would be determined by the order of merit indicated at the time of initial appointment and not according to the date of his confirmation.

4. These orders shall take effect from the date of issue of this office Memorandum. Seniority already determined according to the existing principles on the date of issue of these orders will not be reopened even if in some cases seniority has already been challenged or is in dispute and it will continue to he determined on th basis of the principles already existing prior to the date of issue of these orders.

5. All Ministries/ Departments etc. are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned for guidance and compliance.

Simplification of confirmation procedure – Deli king of confirmation from the availability of permanent posts



Simplification of confirmation procedure – Deli king of confirmation from the availability of permanent posts.

The undersigned is directed to say that in the existing system. The prerequisite for confirmation is the availability of a permanent post on which no other Government servant holds a lien. With a view to finding a permanent post to confirm a Government employee a periodic exercise is taken up to identify vacant permanent posts along with exact date from which these are available. The availability of a permanent post depends upon th factors such as retirement/resignation of a permanent Government employee, confirmation of a Government servant in a higher post, conversion of temporary posts into permanent ones, etc. Further, according to the present procedure, confirmation is not a one-time event in the career of a Government employee. He has to be successively confirmed in each and every post or grade to which he is promoted subject to the availability of a permanent post in each grade.

2. Thus, the exercise of identification of permanent vacant posts as well as convening of meetings of DPCs to consider the confirmation of employees against them ha become a time-consuming and complicated procedure which has to be gone through under the existing rules before permanent status is conferred upon a Government employee. The delays and complexities involved in complying with the procedural requirements of confirmation often result in a situation where an employee continues to officiate in successive higher grades for years together while he is confirmed only in the grade the entered the service.

3. A Task Force (set up in 1976 vide Ministry of Finance Order No. F. 1(5)/75-Spl. Cell dated 5.1.1976) went into the entire question of confirmation with a view to bring about some simplifications. Their main recommendations were:-

Confirmation of Government employees should be delinked from the availability of permanent vacant posts; and There should be only one confirmation in the career of a Government servant instead of multiple confirmations against successive posts/grades. These recommendations were then considered in consultation with UPSC etc. but the case was not pursued as in the meantime orders were issued allowing pension to temporary employees superananuating after 20 years of service. In the context of the drive for simplification of rules and procedures, undertaken sometime back, the proposal was revived. It has now been decided to delink confirmation from the availability of a permanent vacant post and to have confirmation as one-time event in the career of a Government servant.

4. Pursuant to the above decision, a review of all the existing rules and instructions has been made and the revised procedure to be followed in respect of various matters such as probation, confirmation, seniority, lien, temporary service rules, etc. is indicated below:

4.1 CONFIRMATION:

(A) General
(i) Confirmation will be made only once in the service of an official which will be in the entry grade.
(ii) Confirmation is delinked from the availability of permanent vacancy in the grade. In other words an officer who has successfully completed the probation may be considered for confirmation.


(B) Confirmation in the grade to which initially recruited: (i) As at present, the appointee should satisfactorily complete the probation. (ii) The case will be placed before the DPC (for confirmation). (iii) A specific Order of confirmation will be issued which the case is cleared from all angles.

(C ) On Promotion:

(i) If the recruitment rules do not prescribe any probation an officer promoted on regular basis after following the prescribed DPC etc, procedure) will have all the benefits that a person confirmed in that grade would have. (ii) Where probation is prescribed, the apponting authority will on completion of the prescribed period of probation assess the work and conduct of the officer himself and in case the conculsion is that the officer is fit to higher grade, he will pass an order declaring that the person concerned has successfully completed the probation. If, the appointing authority consider that the work of the officer has not been satisfactory or needs to be watched for some more time, he may revert him to the post or grade from which he was promoted, or extend the period of probation as the case may be.
Since there will be no confirmation on promotion before an official is declared to have completed the probation satisfactorily, a rigorous screening of his performance should be made and there should be no hesitation to revert a person to the post or grade from which he was promoted if the work of the officer during probation has not been satisfactory.

4.2 CCS (TEMPORARY SERVICE) RULES:

(i) As no officer otherwise eligible will have to wait for confirmation pending availability of a permanent vacancy, the need for following the existing procedure for declaring a person quasi-permanent ceases to exist. Accordingly, the provisions relating to the quasi-permanency in the CCS (Temporary Service) Rules will be deleted.
(ii) As there will still be situations where appointments are made against posts/establishments which are created for definite and purely temporary periods e.g. Committees/Commissions of Enquiry, organizations created for meeting a particular emergency which is not expected to last for more than a few years, posts created for projects for specified periods, the remaining provisions of the Temporary Service Rules will continue to be in force.

4.3 LIEN

The concept of lien as the title of a Govt. servant to hold substantively a permanent post will undergo a change; Lien will now represent only the right/title of a Govt. servant to hold a regular post, whether permanent or temporary, either immediately or on the termination of the periods of absence. The benefits of having a lien in a grade will thus be enjoyed by all officers who are confirmed in the grade of entry or who have been promoted to a higher post declared as having completed the probation where it is prescribed, or those who have been promoted on regular basis to a higher post where no probation is prescribed under the Rules, as the case may be.

The above right/title will, however , be subject to the condition that the junior most person in the grade will be liable to be reverted to the lower grade if at any time the number of persons so entitled is more than the posts available in that grade. For example, if a person who is confirmed or whose probation in a higher post has been declared as having been completed or one who is holding a higher post for which there is no probation on a regular basis, reverts from deputation or foreign service and if there is no vacancy in that grade to accommodate him, the junior most person will be reverted. If, however, this officer himself is the junior most, he will be reverted to the next lower grade from which he was earlier promoted.

4.4 PENSION

Since all the persons who complete probation in the first appointment will be declared as permanent, the present distinction between permanent and temporary employees for grant of pension and other pensionary benefits will cease to exist.

4.5 RESERVATION FOR SC/ST

As a result of introduction of confirmation only at the entry stage and the delinking of confirmation from the availability of permanent posts, the need for reservation at the time of confirmation in posts and services filled by Direct Recruitment as per the existing instructions will cease to exist as everyone who is eligible for confirmation will be confirmed.

4.6 SENIORITY

According to para 2.3 of the consolidated orders of seniority issued vide this Department’s OM No. 22011/7/86-Estt (D) dated 3.7.86 where persons are confirmed in an order different from the order of merit indicated at the time of their recruitment or promotion, seniority shall follow the order of confirmation and not the original order of merit. Since there is confirmation in the entry grade, seniority will continue to be determined on the basis of confirmation in that grade.

5. The existing instructions/Rules in respect of the aspects intentioned above stand modified to the extent indicated in the preceding paragraphs. As regards rules relating to pension. Temproary Service, Lion, etc. suitable amendments will be notified separately.

6.1 The revised procedures relating to confirmation outlined above will not apply to the cases of appointments made on adhoc basis, i.e., it is only the appointments made on regular basis which will come within the purview of these instructions.

6.2 Sometimes Establishments are created for a specific objective for a limited period, as in the case of Committees or Commissions to study or investigate a specific problem. Normally, posts in such Establishments are filled by deputation or contract basis, which would not result in regular incumbency. Even in a few cases, where regular appointments are made by framing the recruitment rules, appointments are made according to those rules, these instructions about confirmation would not apply. In other words, persons appointed against the posts in purely temporary organisations are outside the purview of the revised procedure outlined in this office Memorandum.

7. These instructions will come into force with effect from 1st April 1988.

8. When the new procedure detailed in this OM comes into effect the administrative work involved in confirmation of officials in all Government offices every year will be eliminated. This would result in reduction of work load of various Ministries and Departments. All the Ministries and Departments are requested to review the position and intimate by 31st October, 1988 details of reduction of staff effected as a result of the rationalization for reporting the matter to the Cabinet.

9. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the above position to the notice of all concerned, including those in the Attached and Subordinate Offices for guidance.

Subject: Probation in the case of direct recruits appointed to posts where upper age limit is 35 years and above.

The undersigned in directed to say that para 3(ii) of this Department’s O.M.N. 21011/2/BO-Estt(C) dated 19th May, 1983 provides, inter alia that direct recruits to posts for which the age of entry is 35 years or above-and where no training is involved, shall be on probation for a period of one year only. A question has been raised whether this provision which will be applicable to direct recruits to paste for / the maximum age limit for recruitment is 35 years or above. It is hereby clarified that the period of probation in the case of direct recruits to posts for which the maximum age limit for recruitment is 35 years or above will be one year only, if no training is involved. If, however, the probation includes “on the job” or “institutional training” the period of probation shall be two years. This position has already been brought out in para 3.11.2 of the guidelines on framing/amendment/relaxation of Recruitment Rules issued under this Department’s OM No.AB 14017/12/87-Estt (RR) dated 18.3.88. In visa of this, the expression “age of entry” occurring in para 3(ii) of this Department’s OM dated 19th May, 1983 referred to above, may be substituted by the expression “maximum age limit for recruitment”.

2. The Ministry of Finance etc. are requested that the above clarification may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

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DA & DR ORDERS - EXPECTED DA STATUS
Effective DatesAdditional DA Total DA DA OrdersDR Orders5th CPC
1.1.2006 0-DA/DR
1.7.2006 2%2%29.08.2008DA/DR
1.1.2007 4%6%29.08.2008DA/DR
1.7.2007 3%9%29.08.2008DA/DR
1.1.2008 3%12%29.08.2008DA/DR
1.7.2008 4%16%29.08.2008DA/DR
1.1.2009 6%22%13.03.200927.03.2009DA/DR
1.7.2009 5%27%18.09.200929.09.2009DA/DR
1.1.2010 8%35%26.03.201031.03.2010DA/DR
1.7.2010 10%45%22.09.201029.09.2010DA/DR
1.1.2011 6%51%24.03.201129.03.2011DA/DR
1.7.2011 7%58%03.09.2011 05.10.2011DA/DR
1.1.2012 7%65%03.04.2012 04.04.2012DA/DR
1.7.2012 7%72%28.09.2012 25.10.2012DA/DR
1.1.2013 8%80%25.04.2013 02.05.2013DA/DR
1.7.2013 10%90%25.09.2013 03.10.2013DA/DR
1.1.2014 10%100%27.03.201409.04.2014DA/DR
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