Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Anomaly Committee of the National Council (JCM) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commissions recommendations

Anomaly Committee of the National Council (JCM) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commissions recommendations

F.No.11/2/2016-JCA-I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department oaf Personnel & Training
JCA Section
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North Block New Delhi
Dated the 9th September, 2016.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
anomaly-seventh-pay-commission
Anomaly Committee of the National Council (JCM) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission's recommendations

In accordance with the instructions contained in this Department's OM of even number dated 16th August 2016, it has been decided to set up, as indicated below, the Anomaly Committee of the National Council (JCM) consisting of representatives of the Official Side and the Staff Side to settle any anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission's recommendations: -

OFFICIAL SIDE
1.Secretary,
........ Chairman
Deptt. of Pers. & Training.
2.Member (Staff),
Railway Board.
3.Secretary,
Department of
Telecommunication.
4.Secretary,
Department of Posts.
5.Financial Adviser, (Ministry
of Defence.
6.Joint Secretary (Pers),
Ministry of Finance.
7.Joint Secretary (Estt.),
Deptt. of Personnel &
Training.
8.Joint Secretary (CPC),
Deptt. of Personnel &
Training
9.Deputy Secretary (JCA),
Deptt. of Personnel &
Training Member- Secretary.
STAFF SIDE
1.Shri Rakhal Das Gupta
2.Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra
3.Shri Ch. Sankara Rao
4.Shri J.R.Bhosle
5.Shri M Raghavaiah
6.Shri Guinan Singh
7.Shri R.P.Bhatnagar
8.Shri K.S. Murty
9.Shri K.K.N.Kutty
10.Shri R.Srin)Visan
11.Shri C.Srikumar
12.Shri M.Krishnan
13.Shri M.S. Raja

2. The working of the Committee would be in terms of the conditions laid down in this Department's OM dated 16th August 2016 mentioned above.
(D.K. Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: ccis.nic.in

Cabinet approves creation of GST Council and its Secretariat

Cabinet approves creation of GST Council and its Secretariat

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved setting up of GST Council and setting up its Secretariat as per the following details:
(a) Creation of the GST Council as per Article 279A of the amended Constitution;
(b) Creation of the GST Council Secretariat, with its office at New Delhi;
(c) Appointment of the Secretary (Revenue) as the Ex-officio Secretary to the GST Council;
(d) Inclusion of the Chairperson, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), as a permanent invitee (non-voting) to all proceedings of the GST Council;
(e) Create one post of Additional Secretary to the GST Council in the GST Council Secretariat (at the level of Additional Secretary to the Government of India), and four posts of Commissioner in the GST Council Secretariat (at the level of Joint Secretary to the Government of India).
The Cabinet also decided to provide for adequate funds for meeting the recurring and non-recurring expenses of the GST Council Secretariat, the entire cost for which shall be borne by the Central Government. The GST Council Secretariat shall be manned by officers taken on deputation from both the Central and State Governments.

The steps required in the direction of implementation of GST are being taken ahead of the schedule so far.
The Finance Minister has also decided to call the first meeting of the GST Council on 22nd and 23rd September 2016 in New Delhi.

Background:
The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-second Amendment) Bill, 2016, for introduction of Goods and Services tax in the country was accorded assent by the President on 8th September, 2016, and the same has been notified as the Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016. As per Article 279A (1) of the amended Constitution, the GST Council has to be constituted by the President within 60 days of the commencement of Article 279A. The notification for bringing into force Article 279A with effect from 12th September, 2016 was issued on 10th September, 2016.

As per Article 279A of the amended Constitution, the GST Council which will be a joint forum of the Centre and the States, shall consist of the following members: -
a) Union Finance Minister - Chairperson
b) The Union Minister of State,
in-charge of Revenue of finance - Member
c) The Minister In-charge of finance or
taxation or any other Minister nominated
by each State Government - Members
As per Article 279A (4), the Council will make recommendations to the Union and the States on important issues related to GST, like the goods and services that may be subjected or exempted from GST, model GST Laws, principles that govern Place of Supply, threshold limits, GST rates including the floor rates with bands, special rates for raising additional resources during natural calamities/disasters, special provisions for certain States, etc.
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Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Group 'A' Executive Officers of Border Security Force

Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Group 'A' Executive Officers of Border Security Force

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the Cadre Review of Group 'A' Executive officers of BSF with net creation of 74 posts of various ranks from Assistant Commandant to Additional DG ranks to enhance the operational and administrative capabilities of BSF.

Increase of existing structure of Group 'A' posts from 4109 to 4183 posts are as follows:
1. Increase of one post of Additional DG (HAG level).
2. Net increase of 19 posts of Inspector General (SAG level).
3. Net increase of 370 posts of DIG/Commandant/2 1C (JAG level).
4. Net increase of 14 posts of Assistant Commandant (JTS level).
5. Net reduction of 330 posts of Deputy Commandant (STS level).
Background:
The BSF is the largest border guarding force established in 1965. The present sanctioned strength of the Force is 2,57,025 having 186 Battalions (including 03 NDRF Battalions). Of these the Executive Group 'A' cadre has sanctioned strength of 4065 officers (4109 including the IPS quota). About 90% of the troops are deployed in Indo-Pakistan Border, Indo-Bangladesh Border (including North East) and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) States. The last cadre review of the service was done in 1990.
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IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 - Corrigendum

 IAS (Pay) Rules, 2016 - Corrigendum 

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, P.C. AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

CORRIGENDUM

IAS-Pay-Rules-2016

New Delhi, the 9th September, 2016

G.S.R. 878(E) - In partial modification of the Notification G.S.R. 870(E) dated 8 th September, 2016
(File No. 14021/1/2016 - AlS-11) issued by the Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training), SCHEDULE-III may be read as under:-

SCHEDULE – III

Pay Matrix (w.e.f. 01.01.2016)


Pay Band15600-3910037400
-67000
37400
-67000
67000
-79000
8000090000
Grade Pay5400 6600
(STS)
600
(JAG)
8700
(Selection
Grade)
10000 -- -
Level in
Pay Matrix
1011121314151718
1561006770078800118500144200182200225000250000
2578006970081200122100148500187700
3595007180083600125800153000193300
4613007400086100129600157600199100
5631007620088700133500162300205100
6650007850091400137500167200211300
7670008090094100141600172200217600
8690008330096900145800177400224100
9711008580099800150200182700
107320088400102800154700188200
117540091100105900159300193800
127770093800109100164100199600
138000096600112400169000205600
148240099500115800174100211800
1584900102500119300179300218200
1687400105600122900184700
1790000108800126600190200
1892700112100130400195900
1995500115500134300201800
2098400119000138300207900
21101400122600142400214100 
22104400126300146700 
23107500130100151100 
24110700134000155600 
25114000138000160300 
26117400142100165100 
27120900146400170100 
28124500150800175200 
29128200155300180500 
30132000160000185900 
31136000164800191500 
32140100169700197200 
33144300174800203100 
34148600180000209200 
35153100185400 
36157700191000 
37162400196700 
38167300202600 
39172300208700 
40177500 

[F. No. 14021/1/2016-AIS-11]
KAVITHA V. PADMANABHAN, Dy. Secy.
 Source: FINMIN

Prevention of Sexual Harassment of working women at workplace - Seniority of the Chairperson of the Complaint Committee

F. No. 11013/2/2014-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
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North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated: 09.09.2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sexual-Harassment-working-women


Subject: Prevention of Sexual Harassment of working women at workplace - Seniority of the Chairperson of the Complaint Committee -  regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the DoPT OM no. 11013/2/2014-Estt.A-III dated 16th July, 2015 as the Para 1 of the Guide attached to the OM, it was clarified that the Complaints Committee set up to inquiry into charges of sexual harassment should be headed by a women and at least half of its member should also be women. In case a women officer of sufficiently senior level is not available in a particular office, an office from another officer may be so appointed. It was also indicated that to prevent the possibility of any undue pressure, the Complaints Committee should also involved a third party either NGO or some other body which is familiar with the issue of sexual harassment.

2. The issue of legality of a committee conducting inquiry against an officer against whom there are allegations of sexual harassment but where the Chairperson happens to be junior in rank to the suspect officer has been examined. It is clarified that there is no bar either in the CCS (CCA) Rules or under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 to the Chairperson of the Complaints Committee being junior to the suspect officer or the charged officer. Hon'ble Allahabad High Court has in Sint. Shobha Goswami vs State of U.P. And 2 Ors, in WRIT - A No. -  31659 of 2015 observed as follows:
"In my opinion, there is nothing in the Scheme of the section which requires the lady member to be senior in rank to the officer against whom the allegation of sexual harassment are brought. The language of Section 4 of the Act only requires the lady member to the Senior Level".
This also does not in any way cause any prejudice to the charged officer.
3. Further, to ensure fair inquiry, Ministries/ Departments may also consider transferring the suspect officer/ charged officer to another office to obviate any risk of that officer using the authority of his office to influence the proceedings of the Complaints Committee.

4. Hindi Version will follow.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)
Tel: 2309 3176
Source: Finmin

Recruitment of sportspersons against Sports Quota and out-of-turn promotion to Railway sportspersons on sports account-modification/changes in policy

Recruitment of sportspersons against Sports Quota and out-of-turn promotion to Railway sportspersons on sports account-modification/changes in policy

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
RBE No. 98/2016
Clarification/Corrigendum No. 74
No. 2015/E(Sports)/4(1)/17
New Delhi, dated 12.08.2016
The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata,
The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala,
The DG, RDSO/Lucknow.

Sub: Recruitment of sportspersons against Sports Quota and out-of-turn promotion to Railway sportspersons on sports account-modification/changes in policy.

Ref: Board’s letter No. 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31.12.2010 (RBE No. 189/2010).

Attention is invited to Annexure-I to Board’s letter No. 2013/E(Sports)/4(1)/1/Policy Clarifications dated 23.12.2013 circulating the List of Junior National Championships recognized by RSPB for recruitment of sportspersons on Indian Railways against sports quota.

The 4th item of SN/12 of the list, name Vijay Hazare Trophy (One Day Limited Overs All India Inter Zonal Championship) as under-19 Men Cricket Championship.

However as per the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Handbook, the Vijay Hazare Trophy is for Seniors and is not a Junior Championship. The inclusion of the said Championship in the List of Junior Championship in the above said Board’s policy letter dated 31.12.2010 is thus a clerical mistake and may be treated as deleted.
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(Bhaskar Roy Choudhary)
Dy. Director/Estt.(Sports)
Source: NFIR

Probation Period for persons recruited against Sports Quota

Probation Period for persons recruited against Sports Quota.

RBE No. 95/2016
Clarification/Corrigendum No.73
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No. 2015/E(Sports)/4(1)/17
New Delhi, dated 10.08.2016
The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata,
The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala,
The DG, RDSO/Lucknow.

Subject: Probation Period for persons recruited against Sports Quota.

Ref: Board’s letter no. 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31.12.2010 (RBE No. 189B/2010) and clarifications/corrigendum issued thereto.

Attention is invited to para 8.3.3 and 8.3.4 of Board’s letter No. 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31.12.2010 stipulating that before completion of the probation period, the performance of the sportsperson shall be reviewed at the Railway/Unit level by a three members Committee comprising:-

(i) President/Hony. General Secretary of the Sports Association of Zonal Railway/Unit.
(ii) A personnel officer of Sr. Scale/ JAG level; and
(iii) Captain/ Coach of the particular discipline.

If the performance of a person recruited on sports account is considered to be unsatisfactory, the probation period will be extended maximum up to two years and the person will have to improve his/her performance to get confirmed in appointment. Even after extended probation, if the performance is found unsatisfactory, then normal procedure will be followed for termination, before the completion of extended probation.
Instances have come to the notice of Railway Board that in spite of the above mentioned instructions no review has been done for years and this non compliance of extant instructions by Administration is leading to hardship being faced by outstanding sportspersons.

All Zonal Railways/Production Units may scrupulously adhere to the extant instructions and pull up arrears, if any.
(Bhaskar Roy Chaudhary)
Dy. Director/Estt. (Sports)
Source: NFIR

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