Friday, 24 July 2015

Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – Submission of Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by the Public Servant for each year – Regarding

Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – Submission of Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by the Public Servant for each year – Regarding
F. No. 11013/7/2014-Estt.(A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment Division
North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated July 23rd, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – Submission of Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by the Public Servant for each year – Regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 11013/3/2014 Estt.(A) dated the 17th February, 2015 regarding submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants under the Central Civil services (Conduct) rules, and the Lokapl land Lokayuktas Act, 2013 and to say that as per the rule 18 (1) (i) of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, every Government servant shall on his first appointment to any service or post submit a return of his assets and liabilities, in the form prescribed by the Government, giving the full particulars of movable, immovable and valuable property and debts and other liabilities, etc.. Similarly, Government servants other than newly appointed, belonging to Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ are required to submit an annual return in prescribed form giving full particulars of the immovable property inherited/ owned/ acquired by him/ her or held by him/her on lease/ mortgage either in his/ her own name or in the name of any member of his/ her family or in the name of any other persons.

2. The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (Lokpal Act) notified by the Government  requires all public servants to declare, on first appointment and subsequently every year, a declaration of his/ her assets & liabilities. In exercise of powers conferred by sub-section

(1), clause (k) and clause (I) of sub-section (2) of Section 59 read with section 44 and 45 of  the Act, this Department has notified the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014. The form for declarations is at Annexure-I. All Government servants i.e., belonging to Group A, Group B, Group C and erstwhile Group D, are now required to furnish the declaration of their assets & liabilities in the enclosed format.

3. Vide D. 0. No. 407/12/2014-AVD-IV-B dated the 30th April, 2015, this Department has informed all concerned the time-lines for filing the returns regarding assets and liabilities under the Lokpal Act, which are as follows:
(i) The first return under the Lokpal Act (as on 1st August, 2014) should be filed on or before 15th October. 2015;

ii) The next annual return under the Lokpal Act, for the year ending 31st March. 2015 should be filed on or before 15th October 2015; and

(iii) The annual returns for subsequent years as on 31st March every year should be filed on or before 31st July of that year.
4. It is, therefore, requested that all concerned may be suitably advised to file the return within the time indicated in paragraph 3. It is relevant to state here that as per section 45 of the Lokpal Act, if any public servant wilfully or for reasons which are not justifiable, fails to (a) to declare his assets; or (b) gives misleading information in respect of such assets and is found to be in possession of assets not disclosed or in respect of which misleading information was furnished, then, such assets shall, unless otherwise proved, be presumed to belong to the public servant and shall be presumed to be assets acquired by corrupt means.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)
Tel: 23093176
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Jammu and Kashmir government women employees can now get 2-years child care leave

Jammu and Kashmir government women employees can now get 2-years child care leave

Srinagar: In a major welfare measure for women employees in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government today approved Child Care leave for them for a period of two years to look after their children.

The Government issued a notification allowing the Child Care leave for its women employees. As per the new provision, a women employee can avail a maximum period of 730 days of child care leave during her entire service for taking care of her two eldest children, an official spokesman said.

He said the leave can be taken to look after the children’s education, illness and other similar requirements. The spokesman said after approval by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the Finance Department has issued the notification incorporating the child care leave in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Leave) Rules.

During the period of child care leave, a woman employee shall be paid leave salary equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave and the child care leave can be combined with any other kind of leave, the spokesman said.

However, the leave shall not be granted for more than three spells in a calendar year, he said. The spokesman said though child care leave can be claimed only after completion of probation period by the employee, yet as a humanitarian gesture, some minimum child care leave can be allowed to a probationer in certain extreme circumstances.

The present PDP-BJP coalition Government in its first budget had announced that the child care leave shall be introduced in the State Leave Rules so that the difficulties faced by working mothers is resolved and women employees get this benefit at par with Central Government employees.

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Recruitment against Sports Quota on the basis of medal winning position in All India Inter University Championships only through Open Advertisement Quota.

Recruitment against Sports Quota on the basis of medal winning position in All India Inter University Championships only through Open Advertisement Quota.

RBE No.81/2015
Clarification/Corrigendum No.59
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.2015/E(Sports)/4(1)/11/Open Adv.
New Delhi, dated 16th July, 2015
The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata,
The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala,
ThG DG, RDSOz/Lucknow.
 
Recruitment against Sports Quota on the basis of medal winning position in All India Inter University Championships only through Open Advertisement Quota.

Board’s letter no. (i) 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31-12-2010 (RBE No: 189B/2010) and clarifications/ corrigendum issued thereto.

(ii) 2012/E(Sports)/4(1)/1/Policy Clarification dated 18.04.2012 (RBE No.52/2012).
During the Presidents Secretaries Meeting (PSM) of Railway Sports Promotion Board, held at Rail Bhawan on 18.05.2015, it was decided to stop recruitment of sports persons against sports quota through Talent Scouting, on the basis of medal winning position in All India Inter University Championships, as per Board’s policy letters mentioned above- The proposal has accordingly been considered and approved by Railway Board.

2. It is, accordingly, advised that for all future recruitment (from the year 201-16 onwards) in Grade Pay Rs. 1900/2000 in scale Rs.1900/2000 in scale Rs.5,200-20,200 (PB-I) against sports quota on the basis of medal winning performance (at least 3rd position) in All India Inter University Championships may only be considered for recruitment against Open Advertisement Quota. However, in such cases where trials have already been conducted for recruitment through Talent Scouting, before the date of issue of this letter, the some may be finalized as Per Policy.

3. This issues with approval of Board (MS).
(Rakesh Rawat)
by Director, Estt.(Sports)
Source: NFIR

7th Pay Commission must rationalise India’s obese and unwieldy bureaucracy

7th Pay Commission must rationalise India’s obese and unwieldy bureaucracy

The Seventh Pay Panel report should press for the rationalisation of government salaries and making bureaucracy leaner and more efficient.

The four-member Seventh Central Pay Commission, led by former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, will soon come up with its recommendations to determine a salary structure for central government employees. As always, the salary structure is supposed to be linked to “the need to attract the most suitable talent to government service, promote efficiency, accountability and responsibility in the work culture, and foster excellence in the public governance system”.

Salaries in government must perforce be benchmarked to the income of the general population as also those of private sector employees. According to a World Bank survey, the average salary of a government employee in the UK during 1995-2000 was £19,000 per year – 1.4 times the average income of British citizens. This ratio was 1.0 in Indonesia, 1.2 in China, 1.4 in the US, 1.5 in South Korea and so on. The average annual income of government employees in India on the other hand was as much as 4.8 times the average income of the Indian citizen.

A disproportionately liberal remuneration package in comparison with the private sector generates an unhealthy clamour for government jobs and distorts the labour market. The bureaucracy also enjoys a plethora of perks such as residential bungalows, cars, a retinue of personal staff and so on, all of which put additional burden on the state exchequer.

An obese and unwieldy bureaucracy is the single most pernicious malady afflicting governance. It clogs the channels of communication, leads to delays, diffusion of responsibility, and spiralling costs. Foreign investors find it harrowing to do business in India on account of what Arun Shourie calls multiple silos in which ministries function, thereby creating a sclerotic system.

Thanks to regular cadre restructures and inter-service competition, the bureaucracy has seen a steady expansion. In 1947 the number of secretariat departments at the Centre was 18. Today, the number of Secretary level officials is over 150. There are as many Additional Secretaries or equivalent, not to speak of a battalion of Joint Secretaries. The authorised IAS cadre strength now exceeds 6,150 – up from 1,230 in 1951.

In the corporate world slimming a workforce by a tenth of its size is standard practice. Why shouldn’t governments do it too if needed? Sweden and Canada have done it and yet managed to retain effective public services. In 1993 then US President Bill Clinton had laid out a blueprint aiming at reducing the federal work force by 2,52,000, designed to bring about a savings of $108 billion over a five-year period.
Recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission (CPC-V) had included a 30% reduction in government jobs over a period of 10 years; reduction of the number of Secretary level posts from 90 to 30; abolishing 3,50,000 vacant posts; pruning the current five to six administrative layers to not more than two; functional multi-tasking and so on. But these recommendations got a quiet burial.

The Indian state today has a lopsided staff structure. Ninety-five per cent of its employees belong to categories ‘C’ and ‘D’. In most states, almost three-fourths of all government employees are parasitical support staff such as peons, chowkidars, drivers and clerks. Nothing has really happened on CPC-VI’s recommendation to phase out Group ‘D’ staff, most of whom are unskilled and sometimes even illiterate.
Government today needs more specialists, fewer generalists. Several senior positions can be better filled by short-term contracts, enabling lateral entry of technocrats, professionals and entrepreneurs to supplement and strengthen a system dominated by the general elite.

Pay panels impose no small burden on the country’s finances. The central fiscal deficit under the impact of CPC-VI jumped from 2.5% in 2007-08 to 6.5% in 2009-10. Post-CPC-V, the annual wage bill of central government employees rose from Rs 21,885 crore in 1996-97 to Rs 43,568 crore in 1999-2000. Likewise, state governments’ expenditure on salaries increased from Rs 51,548 crore to Rs 89,813 crore during the same period, compelling 13 states to seek central help to pay staff salaries.

Again, post CPC-VI, and between 2007-08 and 2013-14, the annual wage bill of central employees more than doubled to Rs 1,15,000 crore. The wage bill of government staff in the states jumped to Rs 2,86,000 crore from Rs 1,36,000 crore. A World Bank study revealed that “employees have effectively captured control over state spending in health and education, and diverted most of it to themselves through salaries, with negative consequences for service delivery”.

While the aam admi – the peasant, the stone breaker, the daily wage earner, the rural landless, the urban slum dweller – toils, these entitled babus take their place in government for granted. No hearts should bleed for privileged government employees battening on their inflation-indexed dearness allowance installments.

Is the Seventh Central Pay Commission listening?
The writer is former Managing Director, Container Corporation of India

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Guidelines of regularization of GPRA in the name of the eligible spouse / ward of the allottee in the event of death/retirement/transfer

Guidelines of regularization of GPRA in the name of the eligible spouse / ward of the allottee in the event of death/retirement/transfer
 


No.12031/1/2013-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 108.
Dated the 17th July, 2015
 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Guidelines on regularization/ allotment of alternate general pool residential accommodation in the name of the eligible spouse / ward of the allottee in the event of death/retirement/transfer of the allottee.

Vide instructions of this Directorate O.M. of even number dated 18.2.2014, guidelines on regularization / allotment of alternate general pool residential accommodation in the name of the eligible spouse / ward of the allottee in the event of death/retirement/transfer of the allottee were issued. On review of the said guidelines, it is found that the issue related to regularization of general pool residential accommodation in the name of eligible spouse/ward of allottee, who owns a house at the place of posting or his / her family owns a house at the place of posting, but his /her policy is covered by allotment of that house has not been inadvertently incorporated in the OM dated 18.2.2014.

2. Therefore, paragraph 2(iv)(f)(i) of the said guidelines is modified and shall be read as below instead of existing entries in the OM dated 18.2.2014:

    “Where the allottee or any member of his / her family owns a house at the place of posting where regularization is being sought. However, either one type below accommodation or same accommodation may be regularized in the name of ward / spouse only in case his / her date of priority was covered on the date of retirement of the retiring allottee or on the date of death of the deceased allottee, irrespective of the fact that they are house-owner at the place of their posting subject to the condition that the licence fee is charged on house owing allottees of general pool residential accommodation as per the guidelines from time to time; and.”

(Swarnali Banerjee)
Deputy Director of Estates(Policy)

Source: http://www.estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlpolicyorders/PolicyOrders20180.pdf

LTC advance – 65 days before the proposed date of outward journey

LTC advance – 65 days before the proposed date of outward journey

Period for applying LTC advance

A Government servant can draw the Leave Travel Concession advance 65 days before the proposed date of outward journey.

Indian Railways has fixed the advance reservation period as 120 days excluding the date of journey w.e.f. 01.04.2015 for all long distance mail/express trains as well as Shatabdi Express trains.

The issue of any change in instructions relating to drawal of advance for LTC has to be decided keeping in view all factors including changes made by the Railways, as well as financial implications.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Kiranmay Nanda in the Rajya Sabha today.

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