Friday, 18 March 2016

Sports Facilities for Central Government Employees, their families and dependents

Sports Facilities for Central Government Employees, their families and dependents

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board
(Registration No. 2621)
Department of Personnel and Training
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Government of India
No.108/01/2014-15-CCSCSB
March 18, 2016
CIRCULAR

Sub: Sports Facilities of Sports Authority of India and Central Civil Services Cultural Sports Board for Central Government Employees their families and dependents.

The Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board (CCSCSB) is a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and is the Central Agency for promotion of Cultural and Sports Activities amongst the Central Government Employees in the country. It works under the aegis and control Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training.

2. The CCSCSB organizes various Sports events which includes Inter-Ministry Tournaments and All India Civil Services Tournaments in 19 disciplines. The details are available at http://www.persmin.nic.in/DOPT_ Wings_ ATA_ Welfare_ CCSCSB_Index.asp

3. The CCSCSB has playing facilities at Vinay Marg New Delhi for Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey and Lawn Tennis. The CCSCSB also maintains Lawn Tennis Courts at Bharti Nagar, RK. Puram and Brassey Avenue. There is a Volleyball Court and Cricket practice Pitches at Brassy Avenue New Delhi. Facilities are also available for Indoor Games such as Carom & Table Tennis at Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi. Some of the playing facilities are at present free of cost and some are on nominal charges/fees. The details of charges fees for coaching & booking of facilities of CCSCSB is at Annex.

4. The Department of Personnel & Training has proposed to hire facilities of Sports Authority of India for use by Central Government Employees, their families and dependants. The Sports Authority of India has agreed to provide their following facilities at New Delhi at the time mentioned against each w.e.f.1st April, 2016:-

Facility Venue Timing
Swimming Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium 9 am to 10 am *
Fitness Center
(Excluding Sauna Facility)
Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium 4pmto 5 pm *
Fitness Center
(Excluding Sauna Facility)
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium 8 am to 9 am *
Badminton & Table Tennis Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium 3 pm to 4 pm *
*6 days a week (excluding 2nd, 4th Saturday and Gazetted Holidays)

5. The Facilities would be available on First Come First Serve basis. All the Central Government Employees are requested to register for use of the facilities of Sports Authority of India as well as Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board by 28th March, 2016 positively. The rates for use of facilities of Sports Authority of India would not exceed Rs.100/- per person for each facility. The terms & conditions will be informed due course of time.
(Abhay Jain)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
Copy to:
i. Director/Deputy Secretaries (Admn) of the Ministries/Department of Government of India
ii. Area Welfare Officer nominated by Department of Personnel & Training.

DETAILS OF CHARGES & FEE

Posting of regular USs and posting on promotion to US grade on adhoc basis – seeking options – reg.

Posting of regular USs and posting on promotion to US grade on adhoc basis – seeking options – reg.
 IMMEDIATE
No.5/3/2015-CS.I(U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor, LokNayakBhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-3
Dated the 18th March, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Posting of regular USs and posting on promotion to US grade on adhoc basis – seeking options – reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that one US who has returned from long leave is to be given posting. Further, it is also proposed to promote 21 SOs to US grade from the approved panel.

2. The vacancies proposed to be filled up and the officers who are to be considered for posting are given in the Annexures to this OM. The vacancies include the chain vacancies on account of impending promotion from US to OS grade and the retirement vacancies arising on 31.3.2016. Ministries/ Departments are requested to verify the vacancy position and in case of any discrepancy the same may be brought to the notice of this Department immediately.

3. The officers are requested to exercise option by 5.30 PM on 21.3.2016.The options should be submitted at the e-mail address given below as per enclosed proforma. Posting of officers will be decided in terms of RTP.

4. Web Based Cadre Management System: The officers concerned should also ensure that their data is complete in all respects in the web based cadre management system at cscms.nic.in If the data is not complete it should be first got updated through the nodal officer of the Ministry/ Department / CS.I Division before submitting option. If the data is not complete in the web based system, the officer concerned will not be considered for promotion! posting.

(V.Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 24629412
Telefax: 24629414
Email: uscs1-dopt@nic.in
To: Officers concerned (through website of this Department)
Annexure -l
Vacancies in Ministries/Departments
Ministries /Departments Group Total
Vacancy
Retention
if
any
To be filled
through
options
DSIR A 1
1
UPSC A 1
1
Home A* 1 1 0
ARPG A* 1
1
Central Bureau of
Investigation
A* 1
1
Defence A* 2 2 0
Expenditure A* 2
2
Corporate Affairs B 1
1
Economic Affairs B 1
1
FPI B 1
1
Health B 1
0
HRD B 1 1 0
I&B B 1 1 1
Skill Development &
Entrepreneurship
B 6
6
Supply B 1 1 0
Total
22 6 16

DOPT ORDER

OROP Anomalies – Rajeev Chandrasekhar writes to RM on 1.3.2016

OROP Anomalies – Rajeev Chandrasekhar writes to RM on 1.3.2016

Rajeev writes to the Defence Minister on Additional Points – Anomalies in One Rank One Pension (OROP) Scheme – March 01, 2016

RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
RAJYA SABHA
Member of Standing Committee on Defence
Member of Consultative Committee on Defence
Member of Central Advisory Committee for the National Cadet Corps
Co-Chairman, vigilance & Monitoring Committee, Bangalore Urban District
Vice Chairman, National Military Memorial Management Trust, Bangalore
01 March 2016
Dear Raksha Mantriji,

Sub: Additional Points – Anomalies in One Rank One Pension (OROP) Scheme

Further to my letter to you dated 23 February 2016, with the subject “Anomalies in One Rank One Pension”, I am enclosing herewith a second representation with additional points on the change in definition of the OROP Scheme in various letters issued by the Government, and also anomalies in particular ranks that go against the principle of OROP.

The same may be annexed with my earlier representation and also find place in your Ministry’s reference to the One Rank Judicial Committee.

The attached list of issues requires immediate attention and revision in order to fully implement OROP in its true definition.
Sincerely,
sd/-
RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Click to view the Annexure: Additional Pionts: Anomalies in OROP Scheme

ADDITIONAL POINTS : ANOMALIES IN ONE RANK ONE PENSION (OROP) SCHEME
A. CHANGE IN DEFINITION OF ONE RANK ONE PENSION:

PI refer to:
1. MOD letter no 12(01/2014-D (Pen/Pol) dated 26 February, 2014
2. MOM of the meeting chaired by RM on 26 February, 2014 to discuss OROP
3. Response by MOS Defence, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh to my Parliamentary Question No. 962 dated 02 December, 2014 on ‘Implementation of One Rank, One Pension (OROP)’
4. GOI Press Release dated 05 September, 2015
5. GOI letter no 12(1)/2014 dated 07 November, 2015 and
6. GO1 letter no 12(01)/2014-D (pen/pol)- Part- 11 dated 14 December, 2015

a) One Rank One Pension (OROP) implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. This implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners, and also future enhancements in the rate of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.

I. On 26 February, 2014, the Government vide letter No 1 2(01 /2014-D (Pen/Pol) accepted the principle of One Rank One Pension as defined above.

II. Minutes of the meeting chaired by the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri on 26 February also contained the above definition of OROP.

The reply given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Rao Inderjit Singh to a question raised by me in Parliament on 02 December, 2014 also gave the above definition of OROP.

However, in subsequent letters and press release issued by the Ministry of Defence, the definition of CROP was altered as follows:

b) One Rank One Pension PROP) implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, irrespective of their date of retirement. Future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. This implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners at periodic intervals.

I. In the Press Release dated 05 September, 2014, the definition of OROP was altered from the accepted definition mention in letter dated 26 February 2014. “…future enhancements in the rate of pension to be automatically passed on to the post pensioners” to ‘.. this implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners at periodic intervals.”

II. The Government of India letter 12(1)/2014 dated 07 November, 2015 also defined OROP as “this implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners at periodic intervals.’

III. The Ministry of Defence Notification No. 12(01)/2014-D(pen/pol)-Part-11 announcing the appointment of the Judicial Committee to look into removal of anomalies that may arise of out implementation of OROP also repeated the definition as “OROP implies that uniform pension be paid to the Defence Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service, regardless of their date of retirement, which implies that bridging the gap between the rate of pension of current and past pensioners at periodic intervals’.
It is essential that the definition of (DROP be maintained in its true form in order to successfully implement the scheme. Failing to do so will deprive past pensioners and widows of equivalent pension as present retirees thereby violating the very principle of One Rank One Pension.

B. ANOMALIES EFFECTING PARTICULAR RANKS:

The pensions of ranks – Hon. Naib Subedar, Major and Lieutenant Colonel – require to be relooked at.
a) Pension of Havildars granted with rank of Hon. Naib Subedar in view of their exemplary service, are not granted pension of Naib Subedar, instead he continues to draw the pension of a Havildar. This makes the Hon. Ranks merely ceremonial. It is required that this anomaly be corrected and pension of Naib Subedar be granted. Similarly, this must be accepted as a principle and it should be applicable to all Hon. ranks in case of NCOs and JCOs.

b) PCDA (Pensions) Circular No. 555 Dated 04 February, 2016 with the subject ‘Implementation of One Rank One Pension to Defence Pensioners’, Para 11(a) states: “The officers retired on or after 1.1.1996 in the rank of Major and who have completed 21 years of service have been allowed the pay of Lt. Col. Accordingly, pension of these officers have been revised by issue of Corr. PPOs. It is therefore, requested to revise the pension of post- 96 Army Officer with rank Major and its equivalent in the Air Force and Navy who have completed 21 years.”

The above provisions have created two separate pensions for the rank of Major one pre-1996 retiree Majors and another for post-1996 retiree Majors with the same length of service.

II. The above provisions have been added in continuation to Government of India (MoD) letter No 1(13)/2009/D (Pen/Pol) dated 24 September 2012 and PCDA (P) Allahabad Circular No 14 dated 02 January 2013 wherein Majors, who retired on or after 01 January 1996 with 21 years or more were granted pension of Lt Col by issue of Corr. PPOs.

III. These Majors were granted pension of Lt. Col. as they were payed the pay of Lt.

Col. under the provisions of SAI 2/S/1998 during the currency of 5′ Central Pay Commission.
It goes against the principle of One Rank One Pension that the rank of Major be on two different pension scales. This anomaly should be corrected and all past retiree Majors with 21 years or more of service must be treated at par and paid uniform pension.

Click to read another letter to the Defence Minister on the Delay in Disbursal of Pension to Widows and/or Next of Kin of Martyred Soldiers – March 01, 2016
Click to read the response letter from Defence Minister – March 03, 2016
Click to read the letter to Defence Minister on the Anomalies in One Rank One Pension Scheme on 23.2.2016

Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees


Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited.

Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board
(Registration No. 2621)
Department of Personnel and Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan
Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances and Pensions
Government of India
Phone 011 -24624204
Fax 011-24646961
361 , B-Wing, 3rd Floor
New Delhi- 110003

Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited.

No.12S/1/201S-16/CCSCSB
Date: 18.03.2016
CIRCULAR

Sub: Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees- Programmes to be organized by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited.

Please refer to the Department of Personnel & Training Office Memorandum of even number dated 04,12.2015 regarding Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees (copy enclosed).

2. The Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL) has offered the following programme for Central Government Employees eligible under the Scheme:

Name of Programme:  Moderate Trekking, River Rafting, Jungle Safari, etc. (Rishikesh,Haridwar, Neelkanth, Rajaji National Park).

Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights

Programme dates*:  26.03.2016 to 30.03.2016

Cost*: Rs,17550/ – per person. Group A,B & C participant has to pay Rs.2888/-, Rs. 2310/-& Rs. 1155/- respectively to GMVNL at the time of registration and CCSCSB will pay balance amount of Programme fee to GMVNL directly on successfully completion of the Programme

Contact Person For further details: Shri Rajpal Singh P.R.O. GMVNL (stationed at New Delhi) . 9312633180,011-23350481,011-23326620 ,0 11-23327713(Fax)

Services :  Transportation by 2 x2 non AC coach/Tempo Traveller attached bath accommodation in TRH/tent, 08 kgs portage of personal belongings non veg./veg meals, first aid, Rs, One lakh Personal Insurance high risk Policy and services of mountaineering trained tour escorts & experienced camp followers

Terms and conditions of the programme: To be provided by GMVNL

* Terms and conditions of the Scheme and Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited are applicable.

3. The interested and eligible Central Government Employees may contact GMVNL and forward application in the attached format after following the procedure elaborated in paragraph 8 of the Scheme to CCSCSB.

(Abhay Jain)
Secretary (CCSCSB)

Indian Railway Decides to Continue Facilitator Scheme

Indian Railway Decides to Continue Facilitator Scheme

The Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) were introduced to facilitate passengers in getting unreserved tickets without manual intervention. In the initial phase, to popularise the use of smart cards and to make the general public accustomed to using the ATVMs, the scheme for Facilitators was introduced.

Initially, instructions for engaging facilitators on Central & Western Railway were issued and subsequently all zonal Railways were allowed to engage facilitators. Thereafter, the scheme has been reviewed from time to time and extensions were given on annual basis. The last extension has been given upto 31.03.2016.

This issue has been examined again and based on the feedback received from zonal Railways a decision to continue with the scheme up to 31.03.2017 has been taken. It has, however, been decided that on those zonal Railways where this concept was introduced in 2011-12, this scheme will not be extended beyond 31-03-2017. It has also been stipulated that ATVMs shall be earmarked on rotational basis to facilitators and general public. This has been done keeping in view the complaints that the machines of facilitators function properly whereas those for general public remain out of order.

PIB

Conference on Implementation of National Pension System by Central Government


PFRDA: PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

PRESS RELEASE

    Conference on Implementation of National Pension System by Central Government

A conference on implementation of National Pension System by Central Government Ministries & Departments was organized by PFRDA on 16th March, 2016 at New Delhi. The prime objective was to provide a forum to all Central Government Ministries & Departments where the progress in the implementation of NPS with respect to subscriber coverage and services could be brought to the fore and a way forward could be provided. Senior officials from almost all the Ministries Departments attended the conference.

Dr. B.S. Bhandari while welcoming the participants to the conference emphasised the need for discipline of remitting of the subscriber contribution especially in view of the enhanced role of the Government nodal officers as envisaged in the regulations and the provisions of the Act. He stressed on the need for enhancing capacity building of the nodal officers so that they could in turn enable the financial literacy and awareness of the subscribers. He advised about the passage of PFRDA Act in 2013 and subsequent notification in 2014. Besides, he also highlighted the robust mechanism put in place by PFRDA through notification of important regulations like Grievance Redressal and Exit & Withdrawals. The notification of regulations has cast obligations on the different functionaries in the system including the officials responsible for collection and upload of the periodic contributions. He also stressed on maintaining discipline of timely remittance of subscriber contribution and reiterated about the OM issued by Department of Expenditure in 2009 regarding timelines to be followed by Civil Ministries. Member (Economics) advised that all three levels in government offices i.e. PrAO, FAQ and DDO should enhance their knowledge for the benefit of the ultimate beneficiary i.e. the subscriber. Last but not the least, any deviation from the norms may result in levy of penalties, which will not be a desirable solution.

Chairman, PFRDA, Sh. Hemant Contractor, commended the substantial increase in the number of subscribers of the Central Govt. which crossed the figure of 16 lacs and the increase in AUM of the Central Govt. subscribers which crossed Rs. 46,000 Cr in March 2016 and account for 14% of total subscribers and 41% of total Assets under Management. He advised that the challenges before PFRDA , the Pension Regulator were to ensure that subscriber’s interest were well taken care of and protected- that there was timely action in registration of new employees, remittances of their contributions, servicing of their requests and handling of their exit and withdrawal applications. In this regard, he added that PFRDA was introducing online registration of government employees and online exit very soon which would streamline the process and help to render good services. He further hoped that all participants would utilise the conference to lend their suggestions and clear their doubts and other issues.

Dr. Shashank Saksena, Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance addressed the participants and advised about the transformation from the Defined Benefit (DB) system to Defined Contribution (DC) system i.e. NPS. Further, he advised that the NPS is operating on such a mammoth scale and achieved the milestones relating to 1cr in terms of no. of subscribers and 1 lakh crores in terms of AUM.

Role of nodal offices involved in Central government sector was highlighted. He also stressed upon the importance of following timelines related to various activities involved in NPS and advised the delegates to make best use of this platform for enhancing the knowledge.

Sh. Ashish Kumar, GM while summing up advised the nodal officers to play an important role in effective NPS implementation. He also stressed upon the role which can be played by the FAS & CCAs of the respective Ministries in streamlining NPS operations.

Place: New Delhi
Date: 16.03.2016

Source: www.pfrda.org.in

Licence Fee to be recovered from the allottee of the Government accommodation, who own house(s) at the place of his duties

Licence Fee to be recovered from the allottee of the Government accommodation, who own house(s) at the place of his duties – Reg
F.No. 18012/1/2016-Pol.III
Govt. of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

 Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi – 110011
Dated the 26th February, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 Sub: Licence Fee to be recovered from the allottee of the Government accommodation, who own house(s) at the place of his duties – Reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Directorate’s OM No. 12035/11/99-Pol.II, dated 24.7.2003 (copy enclosed) on the above mentioned subject and to say that as per the provisions of SR – 317-B-3(2) of the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963, an allottee, owning a house at the time of allotment either in his own name or in the name of any members of his family at the place of posting or in an adjoining municipality, shall notify the fact to the Directorate of Estates within a period of one month from the date of the house is let out. As per the provisions of SR-317-B-3(3) ibid, when after a Govt. accommodation has been allotted, the allottee or any member of his family become owner of a house at the place of his duty or in an adjoining municipality, shall notify the fact to the Directorate of Estates within a period of one month from the date of house is let out.
2. However, it is noticed from the records received from concerned administrative divisions of Ministries/Departments that declaration of house owning is received only at the time of application for allotment of accommodation, whereas, the same under the provisions SR-317-B-3(3) received is very negligible as compared to allotment made. In order to streamline the already laid down procedure, it is requested that the administrative authority of the concerned Ministries/Departments, etc. to ensure that the provisions Sr-317-B-3(2) as well as 3(3) are followed strictly. In this regard, it is pertinent to mention here that from 1.3.2015 onwards, concerned Ministries/Departments of the applicant for GPRA are advised to ensure that the particulars/details furnished by the applicant in the online DE-2 Form and the Acceptance Form are true and correct. It is thus requested now that the administrative authority of the concerned Ministries/Departments should ensure that the entries made by the applicant in DE-2 Form as well as the Acceptance Form with regard to owning of house, at the time of forwarding the same to this Directorate is as per the latest Immovable Property Return (IPR) filed by the applicant.
3. Further, they should also instruct all allottees in their Ministry/Department to intimate the Directorate of Estates regarding rental income, if any, from the house owned at the time of allotment/acquired after the allotment of Govt. accommodation either in his own name or in the name of any members of his family at the place of posting or in an adjoining municipality, and whenever any change in rental income, which affect the rate of prescribed licence fee as per OM No. 12035/11/99-Pol.II, dated 24.7.2003, so as to levy the prescribed rate of licence fee in this regard, to avoid any loss to Govt. exchequer. In case the details of rental income furnished by any allottee is found false at any later stage, the licence fee of the particular accommodation will be enhanced to the maximum as per OM dated 24.7.2003 w.e.f the date of increase, by the Directorate of Estates suo motu.
Encl: as above.
(Swarnali Banerjee)
Deputy Director of Estates(Policy)

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