Thursday, 23 April 2015

Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.- Clarification from Finmin

Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.- Clarification from Finmin

No. 19046/2/2008-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi.
Dated the 22nd April, 2015.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.- Clarification reg.

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding entitlement of Central Government servants to travel by “Premium Trains”, being run by the Indian Railways, while on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.

It is clarified that travel by Premium Trains by Central Government servants on Official Duty/ Tour/Traininv/Transfer etc. is not allowed and therefore, the fare charged for Premium Trains by the Indian Railways for the journey performed by Premium Trains shall not be reimbursable. In cases where journey on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc. has already been performed by Premium Trains, the amount reimbursed shall be restricted to the admissible normal fare for the entitled class of train travel or the actual fare paid, whichever is less.
(A.Bhattacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Ministry of Finance.

Status of implementation of the AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS)

Status of implementation of the AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS)

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
22-April-2015 17:04 IST
Bio-Metric Attendance

The Government has decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached / sub-ordinate Offices, in India as an enabling platform for marking of attendance.

As per the information collected, the status of implementation of the AEBAS in Central Government Offices in Delhi is as follows:


No of organizations where employees are marking their
attendance
No of organizations where employees are registered but
not started marking their attendance
No of organizations on boarded but yet to complete
formalities for employees registration
Total
312
93
100
505

National Informatics Centre has incurred an expenditure of Rs. 4.8 crores in procuring and installing the front end devices like Wall mounted Biometric Terminals, desktop based finger print and Iris scanners, etc. for the above offices. Installation is part of the cost of procurement.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Jose K.Mani in the Lok Sabha today.

Instructions on exemption from passing the Typewriting Test on Computer in respect of LDC

Instructions on exemption from passing the Typewriting Test on Computer in respect of LDC

F.No. 14020/ 1 /2014-Estt. (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and. Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd April, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Instructions on exemption from passing the Typewriting Test on Computer in respect of LDCs, regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that instructions issued by this Department vide O.M.No.14020/2/91-Estt(D) dated 29th September, 1992 provide for grant of exemption from passing the typing test for drawal of increments and confirmation in respect of LDCs.

2(i) . The above mentioned instructions provide for exemptions as under:-

a) If above 45 years of age on the date of their appointment, such persons may be granted exemption from the date of their appointment.

b) If between the age of 35 years and 45 years at the time of their appointment, such persons may be granted exemption on attaining the age of 45 years.

c) If below 35 years of age on the date of appointment, such persons may be given exemption after 10 years of service as LDC provided they have made two genuine attempts to pass the typing test; otherwise they may be granted exemption after attaining the age of 45 years.

d) Those LDCs who have made two genuine attempts for passing the typing test prior to issue of this OM but have not completed 8 years service as LDC, may be granted exemption from passing the typing test after completion of 8 years of service or on attaining the age of 45 years, whichever is earlier.

(ii) For the Physically handicapped persons, these instructions provide for exemptions as under:-

a) Physically handicapped persons who are otherwise qualified to hold clerical post and who are certified as being unable to type by the Medical Board attached to Special Employment Exchanges for the Handicapped (or by a Civil Surgeon where there is no such Board) may be exempted from passing the typing test.

b) The term ‘physically handicapped persons’ does not cover those who are visually handicapped or who are hearing handicapped but cover only those whose physical disability permanently prevents them from typing.

3. Model RRs for the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) were issued vide this Department’s O.M.No.AB-14017/32/2009-Estt(RR) dated 7th October, 2009. The entries pertaining to Skill Test Norms prescribed in the Col. 8 of the Model RRs for the post of LDC were modified to include the Skill Test  Norms ‘only on computers’ vide this Department’s O.M.No.AB-14017/32/2009-Estt(RR) dated 17) 11May, 2010.

4. This Department has received references whether the instructions as contained in this Department’s OM dated 29.9.1992 are applicable for test on Computer or not. The matter has been examined and it has been decided that the criteria for grant of exemption from passing the typing test in respect of such LDCs including Physically Handicapped persons/Persons with Disabilities as stipulated in this Department’s O.M.No.14020/2/91-Estt(D) dated 29th September, 1992 would also be applicable to the test on Computers.

5. It has also been decided to extend the above instructions to Sportspersons recruited against Sports quota under the Scheme of appointment of meritorious Sportspersons.
(Mukta Goel)
Director(E-I)
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Skill Development for Government Servants

Skill Development for Government Servants

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the Government has a National Training Policy (NTP) to develop a professional, impartial and efficient civil service. NTP provides for Competency Framework to ensure that civil servants have the requisite knowledge, skills and attitude to effectively perform the functions entrusted to them. Competencies encompass knowledge, skills and behaviour, which are required in an individual for effectively performing the functions of a post.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Rudy said, each Ministry/Department is required to identify the competencies needed for various posts under their control and conduct training for their cadres/employees through various training programmes as per their need under this Policy. Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the nodal department for National Training Policy (NTP), has developed competency dictionary and tool kit for the civil services. Moreover, generic competency mapping has been completed for every unique position in Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Central Secretariat Services cadres.

Source: PIB News

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