Thursday, 22 December 2016

Updation of web-based data of PA Grade of CSSS in CSCMS

No. 5/4/2016 CS.II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi -110 003
Dated: 22nd Dec., 2016

Subject: Updation of web-based data of PA Grade of CSSS in CSCMS-reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that the information in respect of Personal Assistants of CSSS who are posted in all the Ministries/Departments is essentially required to be updated for several purposes ego filling of Immovable Property Return (IPR), updation of web-based data of PAs and filling up of unfilled vacancies etc. It will also serve other purposes- record maintenance, preparation of CSL etc.

2. All Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to furnish the requisite information of PA Grade as oh 31.12.2016 in the proforma attached by 15.01.2017 positively to enable this Department to update the records of PA Grade.
Encls:- As above
(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
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Amendment in Recruitment Rules for the post of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division
Old JNU Campus, Block IV, 4th Floor,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
Dated: 21st December, 2016

Subject: Amendment in Recruitment Rules for the post of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management - regarding

The undersigned is directed to upload the draft recruitment rules for the post of Multi Tasking Staff in the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management, New Delhi and to request for comments, if any, from all the stakeholders on the draft RRs. The comments may kindly be sent to the undersigned on e-mail id: '' latest by 20.01.2017.

Encl: As above.
(O P Chawla)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


New Delhi the December, 2016
G.S.R ...- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, and in supersession of the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (Multi Tasking Staff) Recruitment Rules, 2013, except as respects things done or omitted to have been done, before such supersession, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the post of Multi Tasking Staff in the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement:-
(1) These rules may be called the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (Multi Tasking Staff) Recruitment Rules, 2016.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Number of post, classification and Level in the pay matrix:- The number of the said post, its classification and Level in the pay matrix shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the schedule annexed to these rules.

3. Method of recruitment, age limit, qualifications, etc.:- The method of recruitment, age limit, qualifications and other matters relating thereto shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule.

4. Disqualification:- No person,

(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living; or
(b) who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said post:

Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

5. Power to relax:- Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

6. Saving:- Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations, relaxation of age limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Ex-servicemen and other special category of person's in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.

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Digitalisation of fee payment system in CCSCSB

Digitalisation of fee payment system in CCSCSB

Department of Personnel and Training
Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions
361 , B-Wing, 3rd Floor
Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi- 110003
No. 170/1/20 16-1 7/CCSCSB
21st December, 2016

To foster Digital India, the Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board (CCSCSB) has decided to accept all types of fee/charges through digital mode only and any payment through Cash/Cheque will not be accepted at all.

2 All Central Govt. employees and other stake holders are therefore requested to make payment of fee and other charges to the CCSCSB through digital mode only directly into CCSCSB's saving bank account NO.904320 1 0052140 with Syndicate Bank having IFSC code SYNV009043.

3 After making payment, a copy of the remittance advice received from the Bank/online receipt must be made available to CCSCSB. The CCSCSB will issue the official receipt after submitting application form and online generated payment receipt /Proof.

4. Towards achieving the objective of cashless transactions, various digital options are available which can be adopted for making digital payments, such as:
i). UPI (Unified Payments Interface)
For smart phone holders, Unified Payment Inteface (UPI)facilities transactions through bank accounts.
ii). AEPS (Aadhaar Enabled Payment System)
For people who do not have mobile phones, Aadhaar Enabled payment (AEPS) makes it possible to transact with Aadhaar based authentication.
Prepaid/Debit cards and Banking correspondents also provide the required services.
iii). USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data)
For people having generic phones, USSD (*99#) facilitates digital transactions on mobile phones through SMS.
iv). PoS Machines
Basic Payments can be made with debit or credit card usmg PoS machines.
For computer literate population, Net Banking is available.
Detailed information regarding digital payments (in English/Hindi) is available on NIT! Aayog's website at
5 All are requested to cooperate in our endeavor to introduce cashless transactions in line with Digital India initiative and to serve you better.

6 The above mentioned procedure would be effective from 1st January, 2017 onwards.
Secretary, CCSCSB
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7th pay commission: Government mulling over higher allowances without arrears

7th pay commission: Government mulling over higher allowances without arrears


New Delhi: The government is considering to give relief to central government employees amid cash crunch, which refusing to ease on even after six weeks of the demonetisation announcement, official sources today said.

“We can expect the higher allowances without arrears under 7th pay commission recommendations in the coming days as the PMO thinks payment of the higher allowances with salaries on salary day cannot be “chaotic”, a close aide of the Finance Minister told The Sen Times.

“The PMO might ask the Finance Ministry to ready the higher allowances proposal without arrears before the budget. The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley can also take some time to formalise this announcement. The issue of arrears of higher allowances may not be reconsidered”, he said.
Another official said the government is considering to make only allowances hike for its employees. “The financial advisors of the government believe it could be tough to give arrears of the higher allowances as millions will queue outside the money dispensers to get higher allowances as the cash crunch may be normalised in three to four months.”, the official revealed.

In the current financial year, the government has given higher basic pay with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but the hike in allowances other than dearness allowance referred to the ‘Committee on Allowances’ headed by the Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa for examination as the pay commission had recommended of abolishing 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others out of 196 allowances.

Existing allowances are now paid to the central government employees according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

Earlier, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said, “We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up.”

But the government gave extension to the committee up to February 22, 2017 to take cash crunch turn for better.

“The government would comply with the cash crunch to give higher allowances without arrears. The government wishes to give the higher allowances with arrears from August to its employees”, said the sources.

They said the PMO still wants to somehow bring out the higher allowances without arrears for the central government employees now, “but the Finance Ministry cannot take emotional decisions. We hope the announcement for the higher allowances will come with arrears soon after the budget.”
“The committee on allowances proposed higher allowances from August 2016 but the central government employees unions demanded for implementation of the allowances with retrospective effect from January 2016,” the sources also said.


Centre okays ordinance for wage payment via e-mode, cheques

Centre okays ordinance for wage payment via e-mode, cheques

New Delhi: Promoting less-cash economy, the government today brought in an ordinance to enable industries covered under the Payment of Wages Act to pay workers through cheques or crediting money into their bank accounts, although employers will have the option to pay in cash.

Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya had introduced The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Lok Sabha on December 15 but it could not be passed because of continued disruption of the Winter Session of Parliament due to ruckus over demonetisation.

The decision to adopt ordinance route to amend the Act was taken by the Union Cabinet.

Trying to clear the air, Dattatreya told reporters at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting that employers will have the option of paying wages in cash after notification of industries by Centre and states.

Confusion prevailed earlier in the day whether it would be mandatory for employers of the industries notified by the Centre and states, to pay wages through cheques or by crediting the same into employees bank account.

The bill however clearly states that "appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify the industrial or other establishment, the employer of which shall pay to every person employed in such industrial or other establishment, the wages only by cheque or by crediting the wages in his bank account”.

The amendment enables the Centre as well as state governments to notify industries where employers shall have pay wages either through cheque or crediting that into workers’ bank account.

Despite repeated queries the minister maintained that employers will have the option to pay wages in cash after the amendment in the Act through ordinance as well as the bill.

Dattatreya said however that the government has adopted the ordinance route because it was long pending demand of the trade unions.

Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) General Secretary Tapen Kumar Sen said: “They are lying. The bill introduced in the Parliament clearly bars payment of wages in cash by industries notified by Centre and States. They just want to please Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

He also said, “It is not correct to take away workers’ right to demand wages in cash amid currency crunch when the entire banking service in the country is in disorder facing an abnormal situation.

“This is not the right time for bringing this ordinance as workers are already going through tough times due to currency crunch following demonetisation.
In a statement, CITU said: “This right to consent is

important for workers since at least 35 per cent of the habitations in the country are still out of the coverage of bank branches in the vicinity and also a big majority of workers including those in urban areas, particularly those in low-paid unorganised sector, do not have bank accounts. And in case of compulsory bank payment of wages, the migrant workers will be put in serious difficulty.”

As per the Bill, the new procedure will serve the objective of “digital and less-cash economy”.

The Act had come into force on April 23, 1936, providing for payment of wages in coin or currency notes, or in both. The provision for payment of wages by cheque or crediting it into bank account after obtaining the requisite authorisation of employee was inserted in 1975.

At present, the Act covers all those employees in certain categories of establishments whose wage does not exceed Rs 18,000 per month.

The Centre can make rules regarding payment of wages in relation to railways, air transport services, mines, oil fields and its establishments while states take a call on all other cases.

By making state-level amendments to the Act, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Kerala and Haryana have already made provisions for payment of wages through cheque and electronic transfer.

At present, with the written authorisation of an employee, wages can be given through cheque or transferred to his or her bank account.


Delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years

Delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years

F. No. CPAO/Co-ord/(107)/2016-17/542
Government Of India
Ministry Of finance, Department of Expenditure,
central Pension Accounting Office,
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110066
Phone:011-26178990 e-mail:

Dated: 20th Dec, 2016


Sub: OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 6th April, 2016 of DP&PW: Delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years.

Attention is invited to previously issued OMs to Ministries/Departments/ AGs/UTs by CPAO on the subject mentioned obove. It is observed thot progress in disposal of such coses hos declined in spite of repeated requests for early settlement of pending coses and out of 89,481 cases,25,692 cases are still pending for revision. To avoid delay in payment of revised pension and arrear to the pensioners, special drive is required to clear these cases

It is requested to clear all the pending revision cases by 31st December, 2016.PAOs may be instructed to revise the remaining pending cases and send the revision authorities to CPAO for further authorization. It is also requested that in case some pending revisions are not covered under this OM, a certificate may be sent to CPAO in this regard so that these cases may be removed from the pendency list.

(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts
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