Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to receive 6th Pay Commission report in December

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to receive Sixth Pay Commission report in December


New Delhi : The Seventh Pay Commission headed by Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur is likely to submit its report to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in December, presumably recommending a 40 per cent hike in salary for the central government employees.

Justice Mathur already told PTI on August 25, “The Commission may submit its report by the end of September.”

“We are likely to recommend something for the good of central government employees, after observation of inflation, the government’s financial position and salary structure of government employees in other countries. The Finance Minister will give the latest highlights,” a top official of the pay panel said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

He also said it has been mandated to recommend incentive schemes to reward excellence in productivity, performance and integrity, which it will do.

“Though previous Pay Commissions have talked about linking pay with productivity, the earlier governments have not accepted such recommendations. Since this government has shown strong political will, we hope they will accept our recommendations,” he added.

Over 5 million central government employees are expecting a bounty from the report which is likely to recommend major changes in salaries and terms of employment, including performance-linked pay and incentives.

“A joint secretary gets now Rs 128,000 as monthly salary with dearness allowance. I do not expect it to go up to more than Rs 160,000,” a joint secretary-level official of the Central Government said.

In his pre-budget speech in February, Jaitley said,“the Seventh Pay Commission impact may have to be absorbed in financial year 2016-17.”

The salary outgo of central government employees will increase in financial year 2016-17 at 15.79 per cent to Rs 1.16 lakh crore with the likely implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission award, said the statement tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on August 12.

The Seventh Pay Commission, which was set up by the UPA government, was required to submit its report by August-end. The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modifications.

The Commission has already completed discussions with various stakeholders, including organisations, federations, groups representing civil employees as well as Defence services and is in the process of finalising its recommendations.

The recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission are scheduled to come into effect from January 1, 2016.

The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006, the fifth from January 1, 1996 and the fourth from January 1, 1986.

Selection Process for engagement to all approved categories of GDC Posts - Review thereof

Selection Process for engagement to all approved categories of GDC Posts - Review thereof

No. 17-39/2012-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Establishment Division
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 16 Sep 2015
All Heads of Postal Circles
Subject: Selection Process for engagement to all approved categories of GDS Posts Review thereof
Attention of all concerned is invited to this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14th Jan 2015 vide which detailed selection process to the GDS Posts was introduced based on Aptitude Test to be conducted at Circle level through outsourced agency and selection to the GDS Posts was prescribed to be made based on marks secured in the Aptitude Test in respect of vacancies notified on or after 01.04.2015. Subsequent thereto, it was also laid down vide this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 28th May 2015 that in case vacancies notified on or before 31.03.2015 do not get filled up by 30.06.2015, the notification will be cancelled and vacancies be filled up under the new engagement process (Aptitude Test Method) effective from 01.04.2015.
2. In View of the pronouncement of the Hon’ble Prime Minister in his address to the Nation delivered on 15th Aug 2015 to make selection to the junior level posts based on marks appearing in the marks sheet without an element of interview through transparent online process, the selection process introduced vide this Directorate’s letter ibid has been reviewed by the authority competent to align the selection process/criteria with the pronouncement made by the Hon’ble Prime Minister taking note of the fact that GDS posts are lower level civil posts outside the regular civil service not falling under Group A, B & C posts by replacing the process introduced vide this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14th Jan 2015, pending introduction of online process in due course, in the manner indicated below:-
(a) There will be no change in the eligibility criteria laid down in this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/6/2012-GDS dated 14.01.2015 & strict observance of the same will be ensured by all recruiting authorities concerned while issuing notification.
(b) The recruiting authorities will be guided by the below mentioned method of engagement to all approved categories of GDS Posts:-
(i) In case a vacancy does not get filled up through other regular modes of engagement viz.; by combination of duties or by absorption of surplus GDS or by compassionate engagement or by transfer under limited transfer facility, vacancy will be notified first to casual labourers within the jurisdiction of the recruiting authority as per existing instructions contained in this Directorate’s letter No. 17-3 9/4/2012-GDS dated 14.01.2015 read with clarification issued under No. 17-15/2015-GDS dated 07.05.2015.
(ii) In case vacancy does not get filled up through process outlined at (i) above, the recruiting authority before taking decision to fill up the post by way of open notification is to examine the representation of the reserved communities and then decide to which community the vacancy is to be earmarked or the vacancy would go to other community based on order of shortfall subject to overall restriction of 50% in a calendar year strictly as per this Directorate letter no. 19-11/97-ED& TRG dated 27.11.1997. As regards, differently abled persons are concerned, instructions contained in this Directorate letter no. 21-8/92-ED&TRG dated 22.04.1994 shall have the application.
(iii) The vacancy will then be notified to Employment Exchange requesting nomination of suitable candidates [not less than 3] for the post within a period of 30 days from the date of sending requisition to the concerned authority having the prescribed qualification. Simultaneously [on the same day of notification of vacancy to Employment. Exchange], the vacancy will be given wide publicity by displaying a notice giving particulars of the engagement to be made, remuneration and other conditions attached to it at the concerned post office, the police station, the Panchayat office and any other public place considered suitable allowing the same time of 30 days for receipt of applications. A copy of the notification will also be circulated to all Post Offices within the Division duly entered in Account Bag for display on Notice Board. In case the last date falls on Sunday/Holidays, the cut of date will be reckoned as close of subsequent working day.
(iv) The candidates nominated by employment exchange (if any) will then be addressed by service registered post enclosing a copy of the application for the post with a covering letter containing instructions to fill-up the same and self attested documents to be enclosed for further submission to the recruiting authority concerned within 30 days mentioning the cutoff date up to which the application duly completed is to be received by recruiting authority by Registered / Speed Post. Here also, In case the last date falls on Sunday/Holidays, the cut of date will be reckoned as close of subsequent working day.
(v) The candidates nominated by the Employment Exchange as also those responding to the open advertisement will be considered.
(vi) The recruiting authorities concerned will arrange /maintain a register for keeping a proper record of the application received from the candidates applying against open notification as also in response to communication sent by them following their nomination from Employment Exchange on a day to day basis. However, the closed covers will not be opened till the day earmarked for selection.
(vii) The authority higher to recruiting authority will nominate a committee consisting of three members including the recruiting authority with two others not below the rank of Inspector Posts. Besides the said authority will decide the date on which such committee will meet for finalizing selection.
(viii) Selection will be made by the committee strictly based on marks secured only in Secondary School Examination pass certificate of 1oth standard conducted by any recognized Board of School Education in India and will be guided by the clarification issued under this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/2012-GDS dated 08.01.2014. The committee will also prepare a select panel of 5 candidates for a post in accordance with directions contained in this Directorate’s letter No. 19-14/2010-GDS dated 25.06.2010 followed by letter dated 18.10.2013.
(ix) Result will be communicated to the candidate standing first in the list on the same day of selection through Registered post. Besides, a copy of the result will be displayed on the notice board of the recruiting authority on the day of finalization itself.
(x) Pre-engagement formalities will be got completed by the recruiting authority concerned in respect of the candidate standing at the top besides only verification of the documents in respect of other four remaining candidates finding place in the select panel.
3. Wherever notification has been issued adopting the new method of selection made effective from 01.04.2015, the same will be cancelled and the concerned recruiting authorities will be directed to initiate action to fill up the post taking recourse to the process outlined above. Besides this, where vacancies have been notified on or before 31.03.2015, action will be taken by the respective recruiting authorities by completing the process already undertaken.
4. The contents of this letter may be disseminated to all concerned for strict adherence.
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Source: http://www.indiapost.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=1606

Central Government wants its employees with doubtful integrity, efficiency sacked

Central Government wants its employees with doubtful integrity, efficiency sacked

New Delhi: To tone up the bureaucratic apparatus and weed out officials of doubtful integrity and efficiency, the government has asked all its departments to identify such central government employees and move proposals for their premature retirement.
Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha
The move by the Department of Personnel and Training follows a meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha recently on mechanisms to be adopted to ensure probity among government servants.
The departments have been asked to invoke provisions of Fundamental Rule 56(J) to compulsorily retire such officials.

Under FR 56(J), the government has the “absolute right” to retire, if necessary in public interest, an
y Group A and B employee, who has joined service before the age of 35 and has crossed the age of 50.
Under the rules, a C Group government servant, who has crossed the age of 55 can be retired prematurely but action can be taken only if the official is suspected to be corrupt or ineffective.

Group A comprise officers of All India Services like IAS, IPS, Indian Forest Service, IRS, while Group B consists of gazetted & non-gazetted officers and Group C clerical and ministerial staff.

However, action can be taken only against such officers whose annual increment have stood frozen for a few years and have not got promotion in preceding five years.

The meeting emphasised rotation of officers on sensitive and non-sensitive posts and their review and screening under FR 56(J).

The DoPT has been asked to monitor implementation and obtain compliance from all ministries in this regard.
“As this activity is to be completed in a time bound manner, it is requested that priority attention may be paid to it and inputs sent to the internal vigilance section at the very earliest,” the notice, sent to all ministries, said.
The Cabinet Secretariat has been issuing such orders from time to time. In February 2012, the UPA government notified a rule making it compulsory for IAS, IPS and officers from other all-India services to retire in “public interest” if they fail to clear a review after 15 years of service.

PTI

ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Dearness Allowance to the State Government Employees from 1st of January, 2015 – Sanctioned – Orders – Issued.

ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Dearness Allowance to the State Government Employees from 1st of January, 2015 – Sanctioned – Orders – Issued.
 
GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA
ABSTRACT
FINANCE (HRM.IV) DEPARTMENT
G.O.MS.No. 129
Dated: 09-09-2015.
Read the following: 1. G.O.Ms.No.35, Finance (HRM.IV) Department, dated: 01-10-2014. 2. G.O.Ms.No.26, Finance (HRM.IV) Department, dated: 18-03-2015.

O R D E R:

Government hereby order revision of the Dearness Allowance (DA) sanctioned in the Government Order 2nd read above to the employees of Government of Telangana from 8.908% of the basic pay to 12.052% of basic pay from 1st of January, 2015.
 
2. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para shall also be payable to:
i) The employees of Zilla Parishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samasthas, Work Charged Establishment, who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.

ii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including Aided Polytechnics who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.

iii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015.
3. Government also hereby order revision of the Dearness Allowance rates in respect of State Government employees drawing the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales, 2006, from 107% to 113% of the basic pay with effect from 1st of January, 2015.

3.1. The above rate of Dearness Allowance is also applicable to:
(i) The Teaching and Non-Teaching staff of Government and Aided Affiliated Degree Colleges who are drawing pay in the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales, 2006.

(ii) The Teaching staff of the Universities including the Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and the Teaching staff of Govt. Polytechnics who are drawing pay in the Revised UGC/AICTE Pay Scales, 2006.
4. Government also hereby order revision of the Dearness Allowance rates in respect of State Government employees drawing the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales 1996, from 212% to 223% of the basic pay with effect from 1st of January, 2015, as DA equivalent to 50% Basic Pay was already merged through G.O.Ms.No.9, Higher Education (U.E.I) Department, dated: 8-2-2006 and G.O.(P)No.173, Finance (PC.I) Department, dated:23.07.2007.
4.1. The above Dearness Allowance rate is also applicable to:
(i) the Teaching and Non-Teaching staff of Government and Aided Affiliated Degree Colleges who are drawing pay in the Revised U.G.C Pay Scales, 1996.

(ii) the Teaching staff of the Universities including the Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and the Teaching staff of Govt. Polytechnics who are drawing pay in the Revised UGC/AICTE Pay Scales, 1996.
5. Government also hereby order revision of rate of the Dearness Allowance in respect of Judicial Officers whose pay scales were revised as per Shri E. Padmanabhan Committee Report vide G.O.Ms.No.73, Law (LA&J, SC-F) Department, dated: 01.05.2010 from 107% to 113% with effect from 1st of January, 2015.

6. Government also hereby order revision of rate of the Dearness Allowance in respect of Judicial Officers whose pay scales were revised as per First National Judicial Pay Commission Report vide G.O.Ms.No.60, Law (LA&J SC-F) Department, dated: 07.05.2003 from 212% to 223% of the basic pay with effect from 1st of January, 2015, as Dearness Allowance equivalent to 50% of basic pay was already merged as Dearness pay vide G.O.Ms.No.27, Law (LA&J SC-F) Department, dated: 13.03.2008.

7. Government hereby order revision of the Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O.1st read above to the State Government employees in the Revised Pay Scales 2010 from 77.896% of the basic pay to 83.032% of the basic pay with effect from 1st of January, 2015 in the Revised Pay Scales of 2010.

7.1 The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para shall also be payable to:
i) The employees of Zilla Parishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samasthas, Work Charged Establishment, who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010 and to the full time contingent employees whose remuneration has been revised from Rs.3850/- to Rs.6700/- per month vide G.O.Ms.No.171, Finance (P.C.III) Department, dated 13.05.2010.

ii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including Aided Polytechnics who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.

iii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2010.
8. Government hereby order revision of the Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O.1st read above to the State Government employees in the Revised Pay Scales 2005 from 191.226% of the basic pay to 201.588% of the basic pay with effect from 1st of January, 2015 in the Revised Pay Scales of 2005.

8.1. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para shall also be payable to:
i) The employees of Zilla Parishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samasthas and Work Charged Establishment who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2005.

ii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including Aided Polytechnics who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2005.

iii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including the Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 2005.
9. Government hereby order the revision of Dearness Allowance rate sanctioned in the G.O. 1st read above to the State Government employees in the Revised Pay Scales, 1999 from 196.32% of the basic pay to 205.318% of the basic pay with effect from 1st of January, 2015 in the Revised Pay Scales of 1999.

9.1. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the above para shall also be payable to:
i) The employees of Zilla Parishads, Mandal Parishads, Gram Panchayats, Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Agricultural Market Committees and Zilla Grandhalaya Samasthas and Work Charged Establishment who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 1999.

ii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Aided Institutions including Aided Polytechnics who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 1999.

iii) Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of Universities including the Professor K. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University and the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad who are drawing pay in a regular scale of pay in the Revised Pay Scales, 1999.
10. Government also hereby sanction an ad-hoc increase of Rs.100/- per month in cash to the Part-Time Assistants and Village Revenue Assistants from 1st of January, 2015.

11. The Dearness Allowance sanctioned in the paras 1-9 above shall be paid in cash with the salary of September, 2015, payable on 1st of October, 2015. The arrears on account of payment of Dearness Allowance for the period from 1st of January, 2015 to 30th of August, 2015 shall be credited to the General Provident Fund Account of the respective employees.
11.1. However, in the case of employees who are due to retire on or before 31st December, 2015, the arrears of Dearness Allowance shall be drawn and paid in cash as the employees due to retire on superannuation are exempted from making any subscription to the General Provident Fund during the last four months of service.

11.2. In respect of those who do not have General Provident Fund accounts, the arrears of Dearness Allowance for the period of 1st of January, 2015 to 30th of August, 2015 shall be credited to the Major Head “8009 – State Provident Funds – 01 Civil – M.H.101. General Provident Fund- S.H.(01) General Provident Fund (Regular)”, to be transferred to the General Provident Fund Account whenever opened. However, in the case of an employee who ceases to be in service prior to the opening of a General Provident Fund account, the arrears so impounded shall be drawn and paid with interest on the date on which such employee ceases to be in service.

11.3. In respect of the employees who were appointed to Government service on or after 01.09.2004 and are governed by the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), the arrears from 1st of January, 2015 to 30th of August, 2015, 10% of the DA arrears shall be credited to the PRAN accounts of the individuals along with the government share as per the existing orders and the remaining 90% of arrears shall be paid in cash.

11.4. In respect of Full Time Contingent Employees, who are not eligible for GPF Accounts, the arrears may be paid in cash.

11.5. In the event of death of any employee before the issue of these orders, the legal heir(s) shall be entitled to the arrears of Dearness allowance in cash.
12. The term ‘Pay’ for this purpose shall be as defined in F.R.9 (21) (a) (i).

13. The Drawing Officer shall prefer the bill on the Pay & Accounts Officer, Hyderabad, or the Pay & Accounts Officer/ the Assistant Pay & Accounts Officer of the Telangana Works Accounts Service or the Treasury Officer, as the case may be, for the amount of arrears for the period from 1st of January, 2015 to 30th of August, 2015 to be adjusted to the General Provident Fund Account in the case of an employee who has opened a General Provident Fund Account.

13.1. Bills for the adjustment of arrears of Dearness Allowance to the Compulsory Savings Account as per para 11.2, shall be presented at the same time as bills for crediting the arrears of Dearness Allowance to the General Provident Fund Account as per para 11.

14. The Drawing Officers shall ensure that the Bills are supported by proper schedules in duplicate indicating details of the employee, the General Provident Fund Account Number and the amount to be credited to the General Provident Fund Account, to the Pay & Accounts Officer/Treasury Officers/Assistant Pay & Accounts Officers or Pay & Accounts Officers of the Telangana Works Accounts Service, as the case may be. The Pay & Accounts Officer/Assistant Pay & Accounts Officer or Pay and Accounts Officer of the Telangana Works Accounts Service/District Treasury Officer/Sub-Treasury Officer shall follow the usual procedure of furnishing one copy of the schedules along with bills to the Accountant General based on which the Accountant General shall credit the amounts to the General Provident Fund Accounts of the individuals concerned. The second copy of the schedules shall be furnished to the Drawing Officers with Voucher Numbers.

15. All Drawing Officers are requested to ensure that the bills as per the above orders are drawn and the amounts credited to General Provident Fund Account by 15th October, 2015 at the latest. The Audit Officers (Pay & Accounts Officer, Deputy Directors of District Treasuries and Pay & Accounts Officer of Telangana Works Accounts Service, etc.) are requested not to admit the pay bills of the Office concerned for the month of October 2015 unless a certificate is enclosed to the bills to the effect that the arrears of difference in Dearness Allowance for the period from 1st of January, 2015 to 30th of August, 2015, are drawn and credited to the General Provident Fund Account before 24th of October, 2015.

16. In respect of employees working in Government Offices in the Twin Cities, the Pay and Accounts Officer shall consolidate and furnish information in the proforma annexed (Annexure-I) to this order to the Finance (HRM.IV) Department to reach on or before 10th of November, 2015.

17. All the Audit Officers (Sub-Treasury Officers) are requested to furnish the figures of the amount credited to the General Provident Fund Account and the amounts credited to Compulsory Savings Account in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-I) enclosed, to the District Treasury by the end of 20th of November, 2015.

18. The Deputy Directors of District Treasuries in turn shall consolidate the information and furnish the same in the same proforma to the Director of Treasuries and Accounts by 20th of November 2015, and who in turn, shall furnish the consolidated information to Government by 30th of November, 2015.

19. In respect of employees of Local Bodies, the Drawing Officers shall furnish the above information in the prescribed proforma as per Annexure-II to the Audit Officer of the District concerned before 20th of November, 2015 and who will, in turn furnish the consolidated information to the Director of State Audit by 30th of November, 2015. The Director of State Audit in turn shall furnish the consolidated information to the Secretary to Government, Finance (HRM.IV) Department by 10th of December, 2015.

20. In regard to the Project Staff, the Joint Director of Accounts of each Project shall furnish the information in the prescribed proforma as per Annexure-II to the Director of Works Accounts by 30th of October, 2015, and who, in turn, shall furnish the information to the Finance (HRM.IV) Department by 20th of November, 2015.

21. All the Drawing and Disbursing Officers and Audit Officers are requested to intimate to the employees working under their control as to how much amount of arrears of Dearness Allowance is credited to the General Provident Fund Account/Compulsory Savings Account as per the Proforma annexed (Annexure-II) to this order. They are further requested to adhere to the above instructions and any deviation or non-compliance of these instructions will be viewed seriously.

22. All Departments of Secretariat Heads of the Departments and are requested to issue suitable instructions to the Drawing and Disbursing Officers under their control and to see that these instructions are followed scrupulously. The Director of Treasuries and Accounts/ Director of State Audit/Pay & Accounts Officer/Director of Works Accounts, Telangana, Hyderabad, are requested to issue suitable instructions to their subordinate Audit Officers so that these instructions are carefully followed by them.

23. The expenditure on the Dearness Allowance to the employees of Agricultural Market Committees and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation shall be met from their own funds in view of the orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.9, Finance (PC-I) Department, dated: 18.01.2010.

24. This G.O. is available on Internet and can be accessed at the addresses http://goir. telangana.gov.in and http://finance.telangana.gov.in .
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF TELANGANA)
K. PRADEEP CHANDRA
SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

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