Friday, 9 October 2015

Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Organisations delegation with DOP&T Secretary on 13.10.2015

Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Organisations delegation with DOP&T Secretary on 13.10.2015

A meeting of Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Organisations (CCGGOO) delegation with DOP&T Secretary is scheduled to be held on 13th October 2015 (Tuesday) at 10.30Hrs in North Block, New Delhi.

A meeting of the National Council (JCM) Staff side with Joint Secretary, DOP&T, Joint Secretary (Pers.) Department of Expenditure and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour is scheduled to be held on Friday, the 9th October 2015 at 1500 hours in Room No.190, Conference Room, North Block, New Delhi, to discuss the issues raised in the Charter of Demands of 02/09/15 All India Strike which includes

CHARTER OF DEMANDS
  • Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014 accepting memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA; Include Gramin Dak Sevaks within the ambit of 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of 6th CPC.
  • Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
  • Remove the ceiling on payment on bonus
  • Urgent measures for containing price-rise through universalisation of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
  • Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation. No ban on creation of new posts. Fill up all vacant posts.
  • Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measure for violation for labour laws. Against Labour Law Amendments
  • No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.
  • Universal social security cover for all
  • Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme. Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs. 3000/- P.M. for the entire working population.
  • Fix minimum wage with provisions of indexation.
  • Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/State PSUs. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
  • No outsourcing, contractorisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the printing presses, the publications, form stores and stationery departments and medical stores Depots; regularize the existing daily-rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.
  • Compulsory registration of Trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting applications; and immediate ratification of ILO Convention C 87 and C 98.
  • Revive the JCM functioning at all level as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees.
  • Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.
  • No Privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways, Defence Establishment and no corporatization of Postal services.
  • Remove arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointment.

Dopt issued guidelines for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act

Dopt issued guidelines for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act

Format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act- issue of guidelines regarding.

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.10/1/2013-IR, dated 6.10.2015
Subject: Format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act- issue of guidelines regarding.

It has been observed that different public authorities provide information to RTI applicants in different formats. Though there cannot be a standard format for providing information, the reply should however essentially contain the following information:
(i) RTI application number, date and date of its receipt in the public authority.

(ii) The name, designation, official telephone number and email ID of the CPIO.

(iii) In case the information requested for is denied, detailed reasons for denial quoting the relevant sections of the RTI Act should be clearly mentioned.

(iv) In case the information pertains to other public authority and the application is transferred under section 6(3) of the RTI Act, details of the public authority to whom the application is transferred should be given.

(v) In the concluding para of the reply, it should be clearly mentioned that the First Appeal, if any, against the reply of the CPIO may be made to the First Appellate Authority within 30 days of receipt of reply of CPIO.

(vi) The name, designation, address, official telephone number and e-mail ID of the First Appellate Authority should also be clearly mentioned.
2. In addition, wherever the applicant has requested for ‘certified copies’ of the documents or records, the CPIO should endorse on the document “True copy of the document/record supplied under RTI Act”, sign the document with .date, above a seal containing name of the officer, CPIO and name of public authority; as enumerated below:
True copy of the document/record supplied under RTI Act.
Sd/-
Date
(Name of the Officer)
CPIO
(Name of the Public Authority)
Further in case the documents to be certified and supplied is large in number, information on RTI application should be supplied by a designated PIO but the certification of the documents, if need be, could be done by an other junior gazetted officer.

3. This may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

Source: www.persmin.gov.in
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Procedure for empanelment and appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries- reg

Procedure for empanelment and appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries- reg.

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.142/40/2015-AVD.I, dated 08.10.2015
Subject:- Procedure for empanelment and appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries- reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s office memorandum of even number dated 8th October, 2015 laying down the procedure for empanelment and appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries by the cadre controlling authorities. The services of the Inquiry Officers would be utilized by the Ministries/Departments under Government of India, State Government and PSUs for conducting Departmental Inquiries against the delinquent officials.

2. Comments/views of Ministries/Departments and State Governments are invited on the procedure laid down in the office memorandum under reference within three weeks from the posting of this office memorandum on the website of this Department (persmin.gov.in).

3. All the stake holders are requested to send their comments on the procedure for empanelment and appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries within the stipulated period. The comments may either be sent over fax (fax No.011-23092963) or e-mailed at usatl@nic.in.

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Simplification of procedure for verification of service- adherence to the revised format

Simplification of procedure for verification of service- adherence to the revised format

18019/7/2013-Estt. (L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
JNU Old Campus, New Delhi
Dated the 30th September, 2015.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Simplification of procedure for verification of service- adherence to the revised format – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 23 rd October, 2013 for simplification of procedure for verification of service and adherence of the revised format of the Service Book prescribed by this Department’s OM No, 17011/1/99-Estt. (L) dated 11.03.2008 whereby the revised format of the Service Book was circulated for being adopted. The said revised format also includes Part V where under the record of verification of service is to be maintained.

2. It has been brought to the notice of this Department that the aforesaid provisions of the OM dated 23rd October, 2013 and Supplementary Rules as also the provisions of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 as referred to in that OM are not being followed. Consequently, the gaps in service verification, get detected at a very late stage when the concerned Government servant is due to retire on attaining the age of superannuation.

3. In view of this and with the objective of eliminating delays in processing of cases of retiring Government Servants, the aforementioned rules and the instructions of this Department are reiterated and it is stated that it may be ensured that the following are strictly adhered to:
(i) The record of verification of service may henceforth be maintained only in Part V of the revised format of the Service Book as per the new format prescribed by this Departments aforesaid OM of 11-03-2008.

(ii) The exercise for ensuring completion of the entries of service verification in the Part V of the new format, in respect of employees who are retiring within five years, may be undertaken immediately, by the concerned administrative authorities and concluded within a defined time frame, as may be worked out by such authority.

(iii) Any gap in the verification of service may be intimated to the employee concerned, and simultaneously appropriate action for ensuring verification of missing spells may be taken by the Head of Office.

(iv) The concerned Government servant may also be informed of deficiencies and gaps as regards missing entries relating to verification of service and the period thereof.
4. The Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare have also suggested that the administrative authorities, to preclude and to cut down on delays in payment of retiring benefits to Government servants retiring of superannuation, may consider adoption of the following mechanisms and processes:
(i) Annual service verification and intimation to every officer regarding Service Verification Status so that any lapse is timely ascertained and corrective action taken.

(ii) The exercise of Annual verification be monitored by every Ministry/ Department/Cadre Controlling Authority on a quarterly basis.
5. All Ministries/ Departments are accordingly requested to issue suitable instructions to all Heads of Offices/Pay & Accounts Offices for strict compliance of the above instructions so as to preclude any delays in disbursement of retiral benefits of Government servants.
(Mukul Ratra)
Director
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One Rank One Pension : UFESM plans to return 10000 gallantry medals to PM

One Rank One Pension : UFESM plans to return 10000 gallantry medals to PM

Major General Satbir Singh(Retd.), leader and adviser of the United Front of Ex-Servicemen, says that the action will bring to the people’s notice that the Centre has not fulfilled our demands on One Rank One Pension.

We have planned to return our gallantry medals to the government if it intentionally continues to delay implementing the OROP scheme without making the modifications that we have sought for. This time, we won’t be returning them to the President. We will hand them over to the Prime Minister himself!
Ex-servicemen who have been conducting relay hunger strikes at Jantar Mantar for the past 115 days demanding the implementation of OROP have decided to hand over 10,000 gallantry medals to the Prime Minister as a sign of their protest. They have written a letter to Narendra Modi in this regard. This was informed by Retired Major General Satbir Singh, who also is a prominent member of the protest committee.

Although the Centre had, on September 5, agreed in principle, to implement OROP, ex-servicemen are continuing to protest because they are frustrated that seven very important clauses have not been added to the scheme. “We are planning to return the medals to him because PM Modi had promised during the elections, that he will implement OROP. Also, we want the people to know that though OROP was announced, our demands have not been accepted,” he said.

At the time of accepting the demand, on September 5, the Government had said that it will issue proper orders within a month. More than a month has passed, but there are no signs of the orders.
Meanwhile, the United Front of Ex-Servicemen has announced that it will hold a massive rally in Jalandhar on October 18 to protest against the Government’s reluctance and delay in implementing the OROP. While replying to a question, Brigadier Amarjit Singh Minhas said that only 2 percent of the ex-servicemen are happy with the OROP announcement. Seven important demands, including annual revision of pension, year of implementation, one-man commission, and inclusion of soldiers who have taken premature retirement, have not been accepted by the Government.

Central Government Employees: You will face consequences if you fail to perform

Central Government Employees: You will face consequences if you fail to perform

New Delhi: Central government has told government servants’ fraternity that they will face “consequences” if they fail performance of their duty.

Union Roads, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari issued this warning for delay in bureaucratic file pushing system.

Gadkari delivered this harsh message to central government employees in an interview with The Economic Times.
Gadkari strongly opposed the delay in file pushing system in central government offices.

In the interview he said that he had asked his officials to bring out a work tender last year but they didn’t do it for a year.

So, he told them that Modi government was the regime for high performance and they had to decide on their performance for running their jobs.

He said, “Earlier, officials were not answerable to anyone. We can’t allow investors to lose money because of delays on officials’ part. A country doesn’t work like that.”

He added, “If salary of any employee is delayed, how frustrating is it for him? So, if someone is investing Rs 2,000 crore and employees are delaying his file by three months how much money does the investor lose on interest. We are encouraging government employees who do good work. Government employees who are not working have to face consequences.”

The minister also confirmed that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has allowed him to get talent from outside for appointment the Chairman of Shipping Corporation of India and he asked a top executive from private sector who is drawing Rs 16 crore a year but government can’t pay more than Rs 30-40 lakhs for year.

The Minister tried to convince him that he should do this job for his country not for money. Accordingly, the process of salary negotiation with the top executive from outside for appointment of the Chairman of Shipping Corporation of India has started.
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