Monday, 3 November 2014

Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants

Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants

It has been decided to include the respective Aadhaar numbers also of all Government servants in their Service Books. The e-Service Book format already provides fields for Aadhaar number of the Government servant. DoPT Order:-


No.Z-20025/9/2014-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training


Block-IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi, November 3rd 2014


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

    Subject: Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to the provisions of the Supplementary Rules which relate to maintaining records of service of a Government employee. As per provisions of SR 199 every step in a Government servants’ official life must be recorded in his Service Book and each entry attested by the Head Of Office. As per SR 202, Heads of Offices are to obtain the signatures of the Government servants in token of their having inspected their Service Books annually. Further Rule32 of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 provides for issuing a communication on completion of 18 years of service, as part of preparatory work for sanctioning pensionary benefits. The Service Books at present contains details of bio data, posting details, qualifying service, security details, HBA, CGHS, CGEGIS, LTC, etc.

2. It has been decided to include the respective Aadhaar numbers also of all Government servants in their Service Books. The e-Service Book format already provides fields for Aadhaar number of the Government servant.

3. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to ensure that the Service Books of all employees have an entry of the employees’ Aadhaar number. The attached and subordinate offices under their control may also be suitably instructed for compliance,


(Mukul Ratra)
Director
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/Z-20025_9_2014-Estt-AL..pdf]

UPGRADATION OF GRADE PAY OF LDC & UDC : REGARDING QUERIES RAISED BY THE VIEWERS

UPGRADATION OF GRADE PAY OF LDC & UDC : REGARDING QUERIES RAISED BY THE VIEWERS

Dear friends,

We have been receiving frequent queries through SMS & e-mail in connection with latest position of the case filed. Besides, several of our friends wanted to know the approach of 7th Pay Commission towards the new pay structure of LDC & UDC.


As has already been said, three cases have been filed on the upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC/UDC in various courts so far and all these cases are progressing at their respective places.

In furtherance, we have submitted a very good memorandum to 7th Pay Commission; a copy of the same was published in this web site on 15th July 2014, wherein we demanded the upgradation of grade pay LDC to Rs. 2800 & UDC to 4200. Moreover, leaders of National JCM (Staff side) had contacted us and asked to send a proposal for LDC & UDC to add in the JCM Memorandum. Accordingly, JCM (Staff side) has recommended merger of the grade pay of LDC & UDC and upgradation of Grade Pay to Rs. 2800/ which may be treated as an achievement.

According to our information LDC/UDC issue was raised before the Pay Commission at Bangalore by some LDC/UDC and the commission has given a very positive reply. It means due to our timely efforts, LDC/UDC may get the upgraded scale in the 7th CPC. And we are sure that we will win the case filed in the courts which will pave way for implementation of upgraded Grade pay from 1.1.2006.

You are aware that the 7th Pay Commission is scheduled to visit at Mumbai on 6th -8th & Shimla on 12 & 13 November 2014. The Commission will visit more cities in the coming days. Administrative Staff especially the LDC/UDC are requested to please raise the issue of upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC/UDC in its own prominence in the meetings of the Pay Commission.

Please visit our web site regularly and encourage others to visit and sending views, on the contents/issues raised, to us in order to improve the time and quality of the issues published.



With greetings
(TKR Pillai)
General Secretary
Source: http://aiamshq.blogspot.in

Introduction of mandatory Induction Training for Probation Clearance

Introduction of mandatory Induction Training for Probation Clearance – DOPT Orders


No.28020/1/2010-Estt(C)
Government ot India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th October 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Introduction of mandatory Induction Training for Probation Clearance – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 21st July. 2014 wherein consolidated instructions on Probation/Confirmation in Central Services were issued for ready reference to all concerned. As per extant instructions during the period probation, or any extension thereof. candidates may be required by Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions to pass examinations and tests as Government may deem fit as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.


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


(J.A.Vaidyanathan)
Director (Establishment)
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/28020_1_2010-Estt-C.pdf]

Government servants reluctant to declare assets, DoPT backs them

Government servants reluctant to declare assets, DoPT backs them: The Indian Express News
The NDA government’s move to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 in the coming winter session of Parliament has run into rough weather following differences between various government departments over whether government servants and their family members should declare their assets, and whether such information should be made public or not. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is learnt to have sided with the bureaucracy in challenging the contentious provision.

Under the law, public servants are required to declare their immovable property as well as movable assets like vehicles, cash in hand/bank, gold and other jewellery, investments in shares, bonds and mutual funds etc. They must also submit this information about their family members to the government.

Sources told The Sunday Express that differences on the issue came to the fore during a recent meeting held to finalise the proposed amendments to the Act. Since the differences remain unresolved, the matter is being referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a final decision. The Prime Minister is also in charge of the Ministry of Personnel, which is the administrative ministry for all affairs concerning the proposed anti-corruption ombudsman.


After various associations of civil servants, including the IAS and IPS, sent representations seeking amendment to the provision relating to declaration of assets, arguing that the security of their family members could be compromised if such details are made public, the government had earlier extended the deadline for filing the declarations till December 31.

While sources privy to the discussions said the DoPT is supporting the bureaucracy, some other departments are of the view that if the demand of the civil servants is accepted, elected political representatives could also raise similar demands.

During discussions within the government, three options were laid out but no final decision was taken. The options are:

    Details of only immovable assets of public servants should be made public. Details of the officer’s movable assets as well as the assets of his/ her spouse and children should be kept in a sealed cover, to be opened only during investigations/ official proceedings against the officer.
    All details of assets — movable and immovable — should be kept in a sealed cover.
    It should be mandatory for government officials to declare their assets, but not that of their family members.


The Law Ministry, it is learnt, has suggested that rather than amending the relevant provision of the Act to deal with the issue, suitable changes should be incorporated in the relevant rules to achieve the purpose.

However, a strong section within the government feels that any move to water down the provision could send a “wrong” signal about the intentions of the government, especially since it rode to power on a strong anti-corruption plank.

A petition filed by the wife of a government officer is also pending in the Delhi High Court. The petitioner, who is employed in an IT company, has challenged the constitutionality of the provision, contending it is violation of her fundamental rights.

“The Prime Minister will most likely take the final call on this issue. There is some merit in all the arguments and it will essentially be a political decision. But there is general consensus that any amendments will have to be introduced in the coming session,” said a source.

The source said it has been decided to amend the Act to allow the leader of the single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha to be part of the Lokpal selection panel committee. Another amendment will ensure that even if some members of the selection committee are not able to participate in the meetings, the panel would continue to function.

Source: The Indian Express
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/officials-reluctant-to-declare-assets-dopt-backs-them/99/

Railway Board referred Running, Additional and Breakdown allowances to 7th Pay Commission for consideration…

Railway Board referred Running, Additional and Breakdown allowances to 7th Pay Commission for consideration…

Railway Board has referred three allowances (viz. Running Allowance, Additional Allowance and Breakdown Allowance) to 7th Central Pay Commission for their consideration and recommendation.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BAORD
No.E(P&A)II-2014/Misc.3/7th CPC
New Delhi, dated : 20.10.2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Information pertaining to Allowance payable to Officers/Staff of Railways

Ref: D.O.letter No.7 CPC/15/Questionnaire dt. 23.04.2014 from Secretary, 7th CPC to Chairman, Railway Board.

The undersigned is directed to state that, in continuation of this Ministry’s OM of even number dt. 25.7.2014 and 21.8.2014 on the above cited subject, briefs on three allowances (viz, Running Allowance, Additional Allowance and Breakdown Allowance) peculiar to Indian Railways are being referred to the Seventh CPC for their consideration and recommendation. The under mentioned information/document are being attached herwith for further necessary actoion please.

1. Running Allowance for running staff.
1. A brief on the pay element and the rates of Running Allowance for the running staff on the Indian Railways.
2. Annexures as indicated in the brief.
3. Report of the Running Allowance Committee, July 1968
4. Report of the Committee on Running Allowances. April-1980
5. Report of the Committee on the Running Allowance-2002, July 2005.
6. Rules of the Payment of Running and other Allowances to the Running Staff, 1981.

II. Additional Allowance as pay for all purpose including computation of retirement benefits of running staff.
1. Brief on reckoning of Additional Allowance as pay for all purposes including computation of retirment benefits of running staff on the Indian Railways.
2. Annexures as indicated in the brief.

III. Revision of Breakdown Allowance (BDA)
1. Brief on revision of Breakdown Allowance (BDA) granted to eligible Breakdown Staff on the Indian Railways.
2. Annexures as indicated in the brief.
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(K.Shankar)
Director/E(P&A)
Railway Board
Source: AIRF

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