Thursday, 3 December 2015

Deputation of Central Government servants to posts in Central Autonomous Bodies

Deputation of Central Government servants to posts in Central Autonomous Bodies

Central Government servants

 No.2/11/2015-CS.I(U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi.
Dated the 3rd December, 2015.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Deputation of Central Government servants to posts in Central Autonomous Bodies

The undersigned is directed to say that in terms of revised instructions issued by Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare vide their O.M No. 4/78/2008-P&PW(D) dated 12.10.2015, appointment of Central Govt. employees to posts in Central Autonomous Bodies on deputation basis is allowed without seeking exemption from the Rule of immediate absorption, if the Recruitment Rules for the posts specifically provide for the appointment of Central Government employee on deputation.

2. Accordingly, henceforth, CS.I Division being the cadre controlling authority for CSS Officers will provide cadre clearance to CSS Officers for deputation to Central Autonomous Bodies. However, the Autonomous Bodies and their nodal Ministries concerned should ensure that the provisions of D/o. P & PW’s O.M. dated 12.10.2015 are fulfilled while appointing Government servants on deputation basis.
(V.Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 24629412
Encl.: As above

To
All Ministries/Departments (participating in CSS)

Copy to:
1. DS, CS.II, DoPT
2. All USs/SOs, CS.I, DOPT

Source: ccis.nic.in

Indian Air Force Continues Relief and Rescue Operations in rain ravaged areas of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

Indian Air Force Continues Relief and Rescue Operations in rain ravaged areas of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

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In continuation of rescue & relief operations by the Indian Air Force in flood affected areas of Tamil Nadu and on completion of airlift of 04 National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams from Delhi and 10 NDRF teams from Bhubaneswar to Arakkonam, 04 Indian Army Columns are being airlifted by the transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force today. One C-130J from Tambaram to Delhi and Two C-17s from Arakkonam are expected to get back stranded passengers to Begumpet/Delhi, today.

The helicopter operations are on full swing wherein 04 Medium Lift Helicopter, One Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) and 05 Chetak/Cheetah are involved actively in rescue & relief operations.
One helicopter is positioned in Tirupati to aid the Andhra Pradesh Government.

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Appointment of Joint Secretaries to the Government of India

Appointment of Joint Secretaries to the Government of India

NO.33/12/2015-EO(SM-I)
Government of India
Secretariat of the
Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, the 3rd December, 2015

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following Joint Secretary level appointments in the Pay Band of Rs.37,400-67,000/- (PB-4) with Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/-
(1) Shri Dinesh Kumar, IAS (RJ:1996) as Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Sanjeev Chopra, lAS (WB:1985);

(2) Shri Venkata Rama Sastry Pidaparthi, IPS (UP:1989) as Joint Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of overall seven year central deputation upto 19.03.2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Manoj Kumar Parida, IAS (UT:1986);

(3) Shri Rajiv Bansal, IAS (NL:1988) as Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics & Information Technology from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, against a newly created post;

(4) Shri Amit Yadav, IAS (UT:1991) as Joint Secretary, Department of Telecommunications from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri V. Umashankar, lAS (HY:1993);

(5) Shri B Anand, IAS (TN:1987) as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, by temporary upgradation of a newly created post of DSIDirector to JS level for two years in the Ministry of Urban Development;

(6) Shri Shripal, IFS (KL:1986) as Principal Commissioner (JS level), DDA under Ministry of Urban Development from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Dayanand Kataria, lAS (TN:1989);

(7) Ms. Sonia Sethi, IAS (MH:1994) as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Ms. Arvind M Singh, liS (1984);

(8) Shri Praveen Vashista, IPS (BH:1991) as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Naresh Kumar, lAS (UT:1987);

(9) Ms. Leena Nandan, IAS (UP:1987) as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, IAS (KL:1990);

(10) Shri Praveen Garg,IAS (MP:1988), Joint Secretary, Department of Justice as Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs on lateral shift basis from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of overall five year central deputation upto 18.07.2018 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Manoj Joshi, lAS (KL:1989);

(11) Shri Anil Kumar Singh, IAS(UT:1995), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power as Joint Secretary, Department of Justice on lateral shift basis from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of overall five year central deputation upto 07.03.2016 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, against a newly created post.

(12) Shri Rajinder Kumar Kashyap, IPoS (1989) as Joint Secretary, Department of Justice from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Praveen Garg, lAS (MP:1988);

(13) Ms. Rachna Shah, IAS (KL:1991) as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Ms. Deepti Umashankar, lAS (HY:1993) consequent on completion of her tenure on 26.12.2015;

(14) Shri K Gopal, IAS (TN:1992), presently on compulsory wait in the Department of Personnel & Training, as Development Commissioner(Handicrafts) (JS level), Ministry of Textiles on lateral shift basis from the date of assumption of the charge of the post for a period of overall five year central deputation upto 27.02.2018 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Ms. Pushpa Subrahmanyam, IAS (TG:1985);
2. The Competent Authority has approved the proposal for cancellation of appointment of Shri U.K.S. Chauhan, IAS(KL:86), Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and that of Ms. Rachna Shah, lAS (KL:1991) as Joint Secretary, Departmentof Food & Public Distribution vice Shri U.K.S. Chauhan, IAS(KL:86),

(Nandini Paliwal)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 2309 2187
To
All Secretaries to the Government of India concerned.
Copy to: –
1. Principal Secretary to PM
2. Additional Principal Secretary to PM
3. PS to Home Minister/PS to MOS(PP)
4. Cabinet Secretariat (Shri M. Devaraj, Joint Secretary)
5. All Secretaries to the Government of India (as per the standard list).
6. All Chief Secretaries to the States
7. All Officers concerned.
8. PSO to Secretary(P)/PPS to EOI PS to DS(MM)
9. NIC,DOPT
10. Guard File.

Source: Persmin

Scheme for engagement of a dependent of deceased GDS on compassionate grounds

Scheme for engagement of a dependent of deceased GDS on compassionate grounds

No.17-17/2010-GDS
Government of India
Ministry Of communications & IT
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001.
Dated: 30 Nov 2015
All Heads of Postal circles

Sub: Scheme for engagement of a dependent of deceased GDS on compassionate grounds – Clarification

Various issues in connection with compassionate engagement scheme were engaging attention of this Directorate for some time past and the same are clarified for the information of all concerned as under:-

S.No. Point raised Clarification
1 Whether cases of married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the deceased GDS considered and rejected for compassionate engagement based on clarification on Point of Doubt No.2 vide Directorate’s letter No.17-17/2010-GDS dated 09.10.2013 can be reconsidered in the light of their consideration as dependent vide Directorate’s letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 14.01.2015? Yes, clarification on Point No.2 of Directorate’s letter No.17-17/2010-GDS dated 09.10.2013 is to be treated non-existent/withdrawn ab-initio.
2 Whether or not the educational qualifications prescribed vide Directorate’s letter No.17-39/2012-GDS dated 06.02.2014 & further vide letter No.17-39/6/2012-GDS dated 14.01.2015 would apply to cases of compassionate engagement taking the day of death of the GDS as cutoff date? Being a part of regular mode of engagement to GDS Posts, the education qualification applicable on the date of consideration of cases by CRC would apply.
3 Whether it is permissible to allow compassionate engagement to a dependent of a deceased GDS where the service rendered by him/her was found to be unsatisfactory due to their involvement in serious financial irregularities but expired before award of penalty? Yes, However, this will apply from the date of issue of the order and no rejected past cases would be permissible to be re-opened.
  1. This has the approval of the competent authority.
Sd/-
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS)
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7th Pay Commission Report: Headquarters Organisations in Government of India and Office Staff in Field Offices (CSS Cadre – UDC, SO, NFU, Stenographer CSSS Cadre)

7th Pay Commission Report: Headquarters Organisations in Government of India and Office Staff in Field Offices (CSS Cadre – UDC, SO, NFU, Stenographer CSSS Cadre)

Headquarters Services
Introduction
7.1.1 The headquarters organisation comprises the Secretariats of the ministries and departments of the Government of India. Most of the middle level posts are held by the officers of Central Secretariat Service as also a few administrative posts at the senior level. In the Ministry of Railways, similar positions are held by the Railway Board Secretariat Service, in the Ministry of Defence they are held by the Armed Forces Headquarter Service and in the Ministry of External Affairs the same are held by the Indian Foreign Service (B) officers.
7.1.2 The organisational hierarchy of all the headquarter services by and large includes the following levels with corresponding GP:
Level Grade Pay
Selection Grade 10000
Director 8700
Dy. Secretary 7600
Under Secretary 6600
Section Officer 4800
[after four years GP 5400 (PB-3)]
Assistant 4600
7.1.3 The headquarter services provide a permanent bureaucratic set up which assists in establishment and administration, policy formulation and monitoring and review of the implementation of policies/schemes of various ministries and departments.
Demands
7.1.4 The pay related demands of various headquarter services are as follows:-
a) At least five financial upgradations/promotions in the promotional hierarchy, at regular intervals have been demanded: time bound promotions at 5, 9, 13 years of service to CSS officers after they reach Group ‘A,’ on the same pattern as that given to Officers of the Group `A’ services and in case promotional posts are not available, non-functioning pay upgradation to the next promotional grade. These demands have been made on the grounds that it will attract a talented pool in the CSS at the entry level as well as create motivation for the serving officers.
Analysis and Recommendations

The Commission notes that the MACP scheme by its very nomenclature is intended to provide assured career progression so that government employees do not stagnate. The Commission is recommending continuance of the existing MACP Scheme. As regards the grant of time bound promotions at 5, 9, 13, 17 years to CSS officers on the analogy of Group `A’ Services, this cannot be accepted as the entry level induction of CSS is in Group `B’ and therefore it cannot be compared with Group `A’ Services.
b) Demand has been made for entry Grade Pay of Rs.5400 (PB-3) for Section Officers on the ground that there must be one pay for one post in a cadre and that the minimum residency period of eight years in the grade is very long. Similar demands have been received from the Stenographers cadres too.
Analysis and Recommendations

The post of Section officer (SO) is a promotion post for Assistant (GP 4600). Initially, on promotion, the SO is at GP 4800 and after four years is entitled to a non-functional upgrade to GP 5400 (PB-3), effectively two levels higher. Hence the stipulated residency period of eight years at the level of SO is distributed in two parts, four years in GP 4800 and the balance four in GP 5400 (PB-3). The current position is that the average time spent at the higher level is around 5-6 years.
The Commission observes that the current progression from GP 4600 to GP 4800 on promotion as Section Officer is an appropriate upgrade and does not find any justification for placing the entry level to SO at a higher level. In so far as the non-functional upgrade is concerned, in the newly restructured pay matrix the earlier situation of a common grade pay i.e., 5400 prevailing in PB2 and PB3 has now been rationalised. Accordingly, the non-functional upgrade will henceforth be from level 8 to level 9.In the case of all such cadres/services where nonfunctional upgradation is presently available across two levels, for example, from GP 4800 to GP 5400 (PB-3) the same will now be available across only one level for example, from GP 4800 to GP 5400 (PB-2) or in the new matrix from level 8 to level 9.
c) Various headquarter/stenographer services have demanded placement of GP 7600 in PB-4 for the post of Deputy Secretary or alternatively, grant of GP 8000 in PB-4 as in the case of Lt Colonel in the Indian Army. This demand is based on the ground that in the existing dispensation, there is a considerable gap in pay in between PB-3 and PB-4. Since the Deputy Secretary resides in PB-3 and the Director in PB-4, and the hierarchy does not require Deputy Secretary to report to the Director, this demand has been made.
Analysis and Recommendations
In the newly proposed rationalised pay matrix recommended by this Commission the skewed spacing between pay bands has been moderated and pay levels have been equitably placed. Therefore, there is no need for any other measure in this regard.
d) Demand has been received from various headquarter services for allowing the post of Director be made NFSG as against promotional post. The CSS has argued that the cadre review Committee in the CSS recommended that the residency period for promotion to Director Grade be set at ten years combined approved service as Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary with minimum three years’ regular service as Deputy Secretary. The existing residency period for promotion from Under Secretary to Deputy Secretary is five years and from Deputy Secretary to Director is also five years.
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission notes that the post of Director in the headquarter services is a promotional one with a higher grade pay. The headquarter services are not comparable with All India Group `A’ service and hence the demand for NFSG for the post of Director is not supported. The Commission recommends no change in the present dispensation.
e) It has been demanded that persons appointed to a particular post either on direct recruitment or on promotion should have their pay fixed at the same level. This has been sought on the ground that no junior should draw more pay than his senior in a cadre. As against this, presently newly recruited Assistants of CSS are getting higher pay than Assistants promoted after implementation of the VI CPC.
Analysis and Recommendations
In so far as one fixation of pay for one post is concerned, it may be mentioned that the VI CPC recommended exclusive pay bands for direct entry into posts with different grade pays attached to them and hence there was a difference of total pay in respect of a direct recruit in comparison to a person promoted to that grade.
In the new pay matrix proposed by this Commission, it has been recommended that the first cell in each level in the matrix would be the entry pay for fresh/ direct recruits. The pay of a person who moves from a lower grade to higher grade is to be fixed with respect to the pay being drawn by him/her at the time of promotion. The details of fixation of pay on promotion has been dealt with in detail in the Chapter 5.1. The proposed system is expected to eliminate the existing anomaly.
f) The AFHQS (LDCE) officers have demanded re-introduction of the scheme of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination in the Section Officer grade. It has been stated that as per the AFHQ Civil Service Rule 2001, the posts of Section Officers used to be filled 20 percent by direct recruitment, 40 percent by seniority and 40 percent through LDCE. The LDCE was introduced in AFHQ Civil Service Rule 2001 on the recommendation of the V CPC, following a similar LDCE pattern in CSS since 1962. Subsequently, a committee of senior officers on cadre review/restructuring recommended abolition of LDCE at the level of Section Officer and stoppage of direct recruitment in the Assistant Grade. This was in view of the fact that the existing 40 percent quota of LDCE which was meant to provide accelerated promotion to direct recruits Assistants was to be abolished and hence there would be no direct recruitment at Assistant level. The above recommendations of the Committee were implemented. Recruitment of Section Officer thereafter has been 50 percent by direct recruitment and 50 percent by promotion, with complete scrapping of the element of LDCE. However, 50 percent direct recruitment quota in the Assistant Grade was retained. It has been demanded that the element of direct recruitment in the Section Officer grade be removed and consequently 50 percent vacancies in the grade be filled up by promotion on seniority and remaining 50 percent through LDCE among the Assistants/Personal Assistants serving in AFHQ.
Analysis and Recommendations
Given the overall parity of posts between the CSS and AFHQS at the level of Assistant and SO, the demand for restoration of the LDCE scheme on the same pattern as available in the CSS seems justified. However, the Commission feels that the issue raised is essentially administrative in nature and hence no specific recommendations can be made in this regard.
g) Demand has been raised regarding extension of Non Functional Upgradation (NFU) to AFHQS officers. It has been stated that although DoPT has clarified that the benefit of NFU will be available to Group `B’ officers inducted into Organised Group `A’ Service, the same has not been extended to AFHQS officers.
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission feels since the orders on NFU have already been spelt out, no further recommendations on the issue are required.
h) AFHQS has demanded that their officers should be allowed to serve in Ministry of Defence either by earmarking certain percentage of posts up to the grade of Deputy Secretary/Director or by cross posting of CSS officers to posts belonging to Integrated Headquarters of MoD which are currently occupied by AFHQS officers.
Analysis and Recommendations
The issue has been discussed for several years at various fora and as part of the V CPC recommendations. The V CPC did not recommend participation of AFHQS officers in the Central Staffing Scheme however earmarked few posts at the level of Under Secretary and Section Officer in Ministry of Defence for members of this service. Even after several iterations, the recommendations could not be implemented.
Owing to the fact that various headquarter services are performing similar functions in various secretariats, the Commission is of the view that such a vast resource pool of officers should be allowed to move laterally and occupy posts in other secretariats on deputation basis. This will not only enrich the service officers but also bring about harmonisation among services. Later if found feasible these services may also be merged.
i) There has been demand from all headquarter services to extend all recommendations made in respect of CSS to them as well.
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission recommends parity between comparable posts in the CSS and other headquarter services in the matter of pay structure. The replacement pay available at all levels to CSS officers will be applicable mutatis mutandis to their counterparts in the AFHQS, RBSS, IFS (B) as well those organisations who maintain pay parity with CSS.
j) Issue of parity of field functionaries with the Assistants of the CSS: It has been demanded that CSS be allowed to retain an ‘edge’ over other services or posts which have claimed parity with CSS. It has been argued by the CSS that parity among various posts and services is to be considered on long established principles of classification of posts, duties and responsibilities, their hierarchical structure, historical parity, mode of recruitment as well as minimum qualification for recruitment at entry level as well as level. Historically, various services in the Secretariat have had an edge over analogous posts in the field offices. The CSS has, in its memorandum, demanded that this edge over other services be retained. This has been justified on various grounds, key amongst which is that office staff in the Secretariat perform complex duties and are involved in analysing issues with policy implications whereas their counter parts in field offices perform routine work relating to matters concerning personnel and general administration, and so on. Apart from retention of the edge, the CSS memorandum also seeks a change in the mode of recruitment. It has been argued that up until 1987, directly recruited Assistants of the CSS were selected through an examination conducted by the UPSCand other categories of employees falling under Group `C’were recruited through the Staff Selection Commission [SSC]. In 1987, recruitment of Assistants to the CSS was also brought under the SSC and is now carried out through a common examination called the Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGLE) and an All India Merit List.
Analysis and Recommendations
The VI CPC had gone into this issue in considerable detail. It had noted that while at an earlier point in time it may well have been the case that those in the Secretariat ended up performing more complex duties relating to policy formulation, but over a period of time things had changed. It had noted that there was an increasing emphasis on strengthening the delivery lines and with growing decentralization, the importance of delivery points in the field cannot be understated. Therefore, in its view, the time had come to grant parity between similarly placed personnel employed in field offices and in the Secretariatand that this parity would need to be absolute till the grade of Assistant. The VI CPC had noted that beyond this, it would not be possible or even justified to grant complete parity because the hierarchy and career progression would need to be different. Although the recommendation of the VI CPC was accepted in the first instance, a year down the line the Grade Pay of Assistants was increased from Rs.4200 to Rs.4600, thereby squarely going back to the original position in which the Assistants in the Headquarters resided at one level higher than those in the field. In fact this latest modification follows a consistent pattern seen over the decades. This is elucidated in the table below:
Table 1: Upgradation of Pay of Assistant over Successive Pay Commissions
Post: Assistant
Pay Scale as Initially Recommended
Pay Scale as Revised by Government
Date Scale
Dates (when issued and when effective)
Scale
IV CPC 1.1.1986 1400-2660 31.7.90, but effective from 1.1.86 1640-2900
V CPC 1.1.1996 5500-9000 25.9.2006, effective from 15.9.2006 6500-10500
VI CPC 1.1.2006 GP 4200 August 2008, but effective from 1.1.2006 GP 4600

It may be seen from the above table that the recommendations of successive Pay Commissions with regard to pay of Assistants, even if initially implemented, has invariably been modified at a later point and they have been placed at one higher level. As a corollary to this, the level of Section Officers also is at one level higher than that of SOs in the field.
While notifying the most recent upgrade in August 2008, the order states that the Assistants in Headquarters are required to be at a higher level since “there is an element of direct recruitment in their case and that too, through an all-India Competitive Examination.
The Commission notes that certain inherent contradictions prevail. The first relates to the Common Grade Level Examination (CGLE) through which selections are carried out by the SSC for a range of positions, at varying levels of grade pay. No doubt the examination process is a graded one, with applicants for certain positions having to undergo two written examinations as well as an interview and for certain other positions only two written examinations. But in the case of Assistants for CSS and Assistants for certain other organisations, the examination process is common although the grade pay for the two sets are different. This then brings about a situation where those with lower grade pay continuously demand parity with the others while those with higher grade pay seek to set themselves apart. The categorical observations of the VI CPC that the time had come to grant parity between similarly placed personnel employed in the field offices and in the Secretariat are echoed by this Commission, which sees merit in placing all Assistants recruited through the CGLE, whether working in the field offices or in headquarters, at the same level.
The Commission accordingly strongly recommends parity in pay between the field staff and headquarter staff up to the rank of Assistants on two grounds- firstly the field staff are recruited through the same examination and they follow the same rigour as the Assistants of CSS and secondly there is no difference in the nature of functions discharged by both. Therefore to bring in parity as envisaged by the VI CPC, this Commission recommends bringing the level of Assistants of CSS at par with those in the field offices who are presently drawing GP 4200. Accordingly, in the new pay matrix the Assistants of both Headquarters as well as field will come to lie in Level 6 in the pay matrix corresponding to pre revised GP 4200 and pay fixed accordingly. Similarly the corresponding posts in the Stenographers cadre will also follow similar pay parity between field and headquarter staff. The pay of those Assistants/Stenographer who have in the past, been given higher Grade pay would be protected.
Recently, through a government order similar ‘edge in pay’ has also been extended to the Upper Division Clerks belonging to CSS in the Secretariat by way of grant of non-functional selection grade to GP 4200 (available to 30 percent of UDCs). It is expected to lead to further resentment at the level of UDCs in the field as well as with other non-secretariat posts with which they had parity before. Since as per the recommendation of this Commission, Assistants have now come to lie in Level 6 of the pay matrix which corresponds to pre revised GP 4200, this Commission recommends withdrawal of non-functional selection grade to GP 4200 in respect of Upper Division Clerks belonging to CSS.
Stenographers Services
The Central Secretariat Stenographer Service (CSSS)/ Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers Service (AFHQSS)
7.1.5 The CSSS/AFHQSS consists of the following grades:
Level Grade Pay
Principal Staff Officer 8700
Sr. PPS 7600
PPS 6600
PS 4800
Stenographer Grade-C 4600
Stenographer Grade-D 2400

7.1.6 The demands of CSSS and AFHQ Stenographers Service are:
a) Merger of headquarters services with their counterparts in the Stenographer cadre with full parity and uniform designation and introduction of Executive Assistant Scheme. In the justification for merger, the recommendation of the VI CPC vide paras 3.1.10 to 3.1.12 have been referred to, where the Commission observed inter-alia, that there is no justification for maintaining a distinct Stenographer cadre in any government office. Instead, emphasis should be on recruiting multi skilled personnel at Assistant level to be designated as Executive Assistants who will discharge the functions of present day Assistant besides performing all the Stenographic functions. The VI CPC had justified the need for a unified cadre and common recruitment on the basis of assumption that secretariat functioning would become more IT oriented in future reducing reliance on personal staff. The CSSS and AFHQSS officers’ Associations have raised demands relating to merger of present incumbents of CSS/AFHQCS and CSSS/AFHQSS with full parity and uniform designation.
The DoPT has referred to propose EA scheme to this Commission.
Analysis and Recommendations
The issue has been deliberated in DoPT several times. Reports of the discussions indicate that although the CSS Associations are strongly opposed to such merger between CSS and CSSS, they are not averse to introduction of the Executive Assistant Scheme. The DoPT itself appears to have not found it feasible in view of the nature of work, duties and responsibilities of the members of CSS and CSSS being different.
In view of the fact that several detailed deliberations have already taken place in DoPT as well as in the meeting of the COS on 1 March, 2013 wherein various aspects of the scheme have been examined threadbare in presence of all the stakeholders, the issue of merger of CSS and CSSS cadre remains an administrative reform issue to be dealt with by the administrative Ministry. The Commission is making no recommendation in this regard.
b) A demand has been received regarding provision of promotional channel to the grade of Joint Secretary in CSSS stating that such creation is essential to bring full parity (in grade) between CSS and CSSS. It has also been argued that this would ensure career progression for PSOs, who have no promotional avenues even after completing five or more years of approved service in the grade.
Analysis and Recommendations
 
As regards demand for in-situ promotion of PSO to the rank of Joint Secretary and demand for creation of the post of JS for removal of stagnation and career progression of CSSS Cadre beyond the level of PSO is concerned, it is stated that these issues are purely administrative in nature and can be dealt with through the process of cadre review. Hence, the Commission is making no recommendation in this regard.
c) A demand for creation of additional posts in the grade of Sr. PPS (GP 7600) and PPS (GP 6600) has been received on the ground that these additional creations will facilitate smooth merger of present incumbents of CSSS and CSS.
Analysis and Recommendations
The demand for creation of additional posts in the grade of Sr. PPS and PPS is linked to the demand of cadre merger, hence it is for the cadre controlling authority i.e., the DoPT to decide the issue in its entirety.
d) The AFHQSS has demanded grant of two increments at par with CSS/CSSS at the time of promotion from GP 6600 to GP 7600 for parity.
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission finds no merit in continuation of two increments for CSS/CSSS and hence recommends abolition of the same.

One Rank One Pension (OROP): V K Singh to mediate between ex-servicemen & government

One Rank One Pension (OROP): V K Singh to mediate between ex-servicemen & government


New Delhi: Former Army chief and Union Minister Gen (Retd) V K Singh has been appointed as a mediator between government and protesting ex-servicemen over ‘One Rank One Pension’ scheme, the agitators said today as they decided to hold an ‘Aakrosh’ rally at Jantar Mantar on December 13.

As their protest entered 168th today, the war veterans are also contemplating on whether to exercise legal option to fight the government on the OROP issue.

The protesting veterans claimed that they met with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar last night and together they have decided to appoint Gen (Retd) V K Singh as a mediator.

Singh, the Minister of State for External Affairs, has been involved in back-channel negotiations on the contentious issue earlier also.

“The satyagrah has been confronted with two major challenges. These are in the form of, firstly the government notification of November 8 on OROP, and secondly the effect of the recommendations of the 7CPC (Central Pay Commission) if accepted in toto by the government,” the protesting veterans said in a statement.

Our focus and aim remains on the implementation of the OROP award without dilution and to that extent we will continue to engage with the GoI for justice, they said.

The statement added that while they appreciate the overcoming of the huddle of acceptance of OROP by the government of the day, the final thanksgiving will have to wait till the same hurdle is cleared in a clean jump rather than the “present pitfalls of a combine of created problems -referral to judicial commission – time delays- killing the very soul of OROP”.

It added that a rally would be held on December 13. A press conference is also likely to be held on December 7 which could have former BJP leader and senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani coming out in their support.

PTI

DA from January 2016 may touch 126%

If CPI-IW for November 2015 and December 2015 could touch 271, DA from January 2016 for Central Government Employees will be 126%

CPI-IW for Oct 2015 released – DA from January 2016 may touch 126%

Consumer Price Index (IW) for October 2015 released – DA from January 2016 for Central Government Employees and Pensioners is likely to increase by 6% or 7%

Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour and Employment has released All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers for the month of October 2015. CPI-IW has increased by 3 points from 266 to 269, the highest increase witnessed this year.

The increase in CPI-IW will be reflected in Dearness Allowance from January 2016 in respect of Central Government Employees including Railway Employees and Defence Personnel.

It was estimated last month that DA from January 2016 for Central Government Employees will be 125%.
However, due to sharp increase in CPI-IW for October 2015, this estimation requires a small correction now.

CPI-IW from January 2015 to October 2015

MonthActual AICPI-IW
Jan-2015254
Feb-2015253
Mar-2015254
Apr-2015256
May-2015258
Jun-2015261
July-2015263
Aug-2015264
Sep-2015266
Oct-2015269
Nov-2015Not released
Dec-2015Not released

If CPI-IW for the month of November 2015 reaches 271 and remains at the same level in December 2015, then DA from January 2016 will be 126%, which is an increase of 7% from the present level. However, increase in DA more than 7% is unlikely as it requires at lease 5 point increase of CPI-IW in each of the coming two months.

DA from Jan 2016=[(254+253+254+256+258+261+263+264+
266+269+271+271)-115.76]*100/115.76
=126 % (7% increase in DA from Jan 2016)

At the same time, if CPI-IW increases by only one point in each of coming two months, DA from January 2016 will be 125%

DA from Jan 2016=[(254+253+254+256+258+261+263+264+
266+269+270+271)-115.76]*100/115.76
=125 % (7% increase in DA from Jan 2016)

Press Release of Labour Bureau for the release of CPI-IW for October 2015

No. 5/1/2015- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED : 30th November, 2015
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – October, 2015

The All-India CPI-IW for October, 2015 increased by 3 points and pegged at 269 (two hundred and sixty nine). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 1.13 per cent between September and October, 2015 which was static between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 2.15 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Masur Dal, Moong Dal, Urd Dal, Mustard Oil, Milk, Chillies-Dry, Potato, Tomato, Green Vegetables, Tea (Readymade), Sugar, Cooking Gas, Electricity Charges, Private Tuition Fee, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted by Coconut oil, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Onion, Apple, Soft Coke, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.32 per cent for October, 2015 as compared to 5.14 per cent for the previous month and 4.98 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 7.50 per cent against 5.71 per cent of the previous month and 4.48 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Jabalpur reported the highest increase of 10 points followed by Tripura and Ludhiana (9 points each), Ghaziabad, Kodarma and Vadodra (7points each), and Sholapur and Guntur (6 points each). Among others, 5 points rise was observed in 9 centres, 4 points in another 9 centres, 3 points in 10 centres, 2 points in 13 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. On the contrary, Giridih and Chhindwara recorded a maximum decrease of 4 points each followed by Ranchi-Hatia and Haldia (3 points each). Among others, 1 point decrease was observed in 4 centres. Rest of the 9 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 35 centres are above All India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Angul-Talcher centre remained at par with all-India index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of November, 2015 will be released on Thursday, 31st December, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov. in.
(SHYAM SINGH NEGI)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

Assumption 2: (Assumption of CPI for getting maximum possible DA from January 2016):

DA from January 2016 is calculated to be 126%, only if CPI touches 272 from the present level of 266, at least two times in the coming three months with at least one point increase in the remaining month.  We feel that this scenario is remotely possible considering the trend of CPI, which shows only moderate inflation.

Source: :Labour Bureau via: gconnect

Comparison of pay determination before and after 7th Pay Commission

Comparison of pay determination before and after 7th Pay Commission

The Shocking fact of Pay hike recommended by 7th Pay Commission
Pay hike recommended by 7th Pay Commission The Pay hike recommended by 7th Pay Commission has been described as Bonanza by Media
Pay commission said 14.29 % Hike in Pay is recommended, Media said central government employees will get 23.55% hike in salary including allowances.

we will find out the real fact about the so called Bonanza..!

whether the Media claims are true or not through a simple calculation…!

The strength of Group C employees in Central Government is 85%. So we must know what the Pay Hike is recommended for them actually.

But Media give more attention to this 15 % because they have been paid more It doesnt make sense that the Pay hike recommended for remaining 15 % taken into account. Because they are creamy layer of the Government. The Pay Hike for them also will be decided by them. So the take extar care for not giving more to this 85%.

7th CPC recommendation on Pay Hike is mocking rather than encouraging the Central government employees. See the following example

Assume a govt servant has been appointed in GP 1800 on 1st August of 2015 and he has been provided accomadation in Govt Quarters

His Net Pay for the month of January 2016 in Sixth CPC is given below..

Basic Pay Pay = PB Rs.5200 + GP Rs.1800 = Rs.7000/-

Assuming DA 125% as on 31-1-2016 = Rs.8750/

( Since he hs availed Quarter) HRA = Nil

TA = 600 + DA = Rs.1350

Total Gross Pay = Rs. 17100

Deductions

NPS 10% of basic Pay = 70

CGEGIS = 30

Total deductions (700+30) = 730

Net Pay = 17100-730 = 16370

His Revised 7th CPC Pay as on 31-1-2016

Minimum Basic Pay = Rs. 18000/-

DA = Nil

HRA = Nil

TA = Rs. 1350

Total gross pay = Rs.19350

Deductions

NPS = 1800

CGEGIS = 1500

Total deductions = 3300

Net Pay -= 19350-3300 = 16050

Before 7th Pay Commission his Net pay = Rs. 16370

After 7th Pay commission his Net Pay = Rs. 16050

He will be drawing Rs.320 lesser in 7th Pay Commission revised Pay than from his Sixth CPC pay
Anybody acn calculate from the above example that how much percentage of increase this Goup ‘C’ Government servants get from this 7th CPC bonanza ?

Source: http://www.gservants.com/

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