Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants of CSS drawing less pay on promotion in the Section Officers Grade than their juniors - OM No.18/2/2007 - CS-I dated 20.05.2014


F.No.18/2/2014-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, A Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market
New Delhi, the 2th December, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants of CSS drawing less pay on promotion in the Section Officers Grade than their juniors - OM No.18/2/2007 - CS-I dated 20.05.2014 - Follow up action regarding.

Ref: OM No.18/2/2007-CS-1 dated 20.05.2014 & 08.07.2014 and reminders dated 09.09.14,30.04.15,13.07.15,31.07.15,11.09.15 & 01.10.15

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 11.09.2015 (copy enclosed) on the subject mentioned above. The compliance report, as per the format attached as Annexure-I and information sought in Annexure-II with OM dated 11.09.2015, are still awaited from Ministries/Departments, complete in all respects. The information received in bits and pieces from some Ministries/Departments have been compiled and attached as Annexure-A.

2. As per the information available in this Department, there are Six OAs (OA No.2884/2015, 3870/2015, 293/2016, 2128/2016, 2352/2016 and 3318/2016) pending before CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi in the matter. The CAT has ordered for maintenance of status quo till the next date of hearing and stayed recovery from the salary of the applicants in some of these OAs. The same has been indicated against the officers, who are applicants in such OAs, in the attached statement (Annexure-A). There may be some more cases, which are not in the knowledge of this Department.

3. The Office of the Director General of Audit (Central Expenditure) which conducted audit of the records and accounts of the Department for the year 2014-15 has also taken a serious view of the delay occurring in recovery of Government dues. A copy of the relevant extracts of the Inspection Report is enclosed. For settling this audit para, compliance reports, complete in all respects, is required from all Ministries/Departments at the earliest.

4. The Ministries/Departments are, therefore, once again requested to furnish the compliance report in the matter, except in those cases where matter of recovery is subjudice/stayed by order of any competent court, in the prescribed format, complete in all respects, along with information sought in Annexure-II vide OM dated 11.09.2015 immediately.

5. This may please be treated as TOP PRIORITY.
(Chandra Sekar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ph:24624046
To
All Ministries/Departments
Ministry/Department of .............
(Director/Deputy Secretary (Admn./Estt.))

Copy for information to Under Secretary (B&A), DaPT, North Block, New Delhi with reference to their OM No.G-25011/2/2015-B&A dated 15.07.2016.

DoPT Orders 2016

Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1961 - Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace


No.11013/7/2016-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A- III Desk
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 22nd December, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1961 - Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of women at the workplace - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the DoPT OM number No.11013/2/2014-Estt.A-III, dated the 16th July, 2015 etc., vide which need for effective mechanism to ensure that inquiries in the case of allegations of sexual harassment are conducted as per the prescribed procedure and that they are monitored have been issued. Recently, a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Minister, Women and Child Development wherein concern was expressed that the inquiries in such cases are taking unduly long time. It has, therefore, been decided that the following further steps may be taken to ensure that the inquiries are conducted expeditiously and the aggrieved women are not subjected to victimization:
(1) As already conveyed vide OM dated 2nd February, 2015 all Ministries/Departments shall include in their Annual Reports information related to the number of such cases and their disposal.
(2) As far as practicable, the inquiry in such cases should be completed within 1 month and in no case should it take more than 90 days as per the limit prescribed under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
(3) It should be ensured that the aggrieved women are not victimized in connection with the complaints filed by them. For a period of five years after a decision in a proven case of sexual harassment, a watch should be kept to ensure that she is not subjected to vendetta. She should not be posted under the Respondent, or any other person where there may be a reasonable ground to believe that she may be subjected to harassment on this account. In case of any victimization the complainant may submit a representation to the Secretary in the case of Ministries/Departments and Head of the Organization in other cases. These representations should be dealt with sensitivity, in consultation with the Complaints Committee, Ministries/Departments and Head of the Organization in other cases. These representations should be dealt with sensitivity, in consultation with the Complaints Committee, and a decision taken within 15 days of the submission of the same.
(4) All Ministries/Departments shall furnish a monthly report to the Ministry of Women and Child Development giving details of number of complaints received, disposed of and action taken in the case.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)
Tele: 23093176
DoPT Order 2016

7th CPC Implementations for ESIC Pensioners

7th CPC Implementations for ESIC Pensioners

7th CPC ESIC Pensioners


EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN C.I.G.MARG NEW DELHI

No.A-40/12/7th CPC/2016-A/cs-IV
Dated : 22.12.2016
To
All the Regional Directors/Dir.(I/c)/Jt.Dire(I/c) of Ros/SROs
Dir. (Med.) Delhi/NOIDA/K.K.Nagar
SSMC/SMC of all States.
Dean of all Medical/Dental Educational Institutions.
Medical Superintendents of ESI Hospitals/ESIC Model Hospitals

Subject : Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC - reg

Sir,

Please refer to E-III, Hqrs. Office Memo No.A-27/17/1/7th CPC/2016-E-III dt.01.11.2016 on the above subject. In this connection, the detailed procedure for preparation & sanction of PPO/revision of PPO in r/o pre-2016 pensioners and post 2016 pensioners by the competent authority are as detailed below:

1. For Pre-2016 retirees

a. In case of pensioners (pre-2016) who are drawing pension from Public Sector Banks, the concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) will authorize the Public Sector Banks for revising the pension / family pension by multiplying factor 2.57 in terms of Para 4.1 and 5 of Deptt. Of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016 (copy enclosed).

b. The pensioners (pre-2016) who are drawing pension concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.), Head of Office will arrange for re-fixation for pension / family pension by multiplying factor 2.57 in terms of Para 4.1 and 5 of Deptt of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016.

c. A suitable entry regarding the revised pension / family pension shall be recorded by the Pension Disbursing Authorities (including Public Sector Banks) in both halves of the Pension Payment Order as stipulated in Para 9 of Deptt. of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (ii) dated 04.08.2016.

d. In order to have effective monitoring of implementation as envisaged in Agenda No. I (3) of Minutes of Meeting issued by Central Pension Accounting Office, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India vide letter dated 30.08.2016 (copy enclosed), after issuing authorisation for pension revision in case of pre-2016 retirees, the Deputy Director (Fin.) / Assistant Director (Fin.) of concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) shall check & verify the amount disbursed on account of revised pension / family pension from pension scroll as received from banks in respect of each pensioner. In case of any discrepancy the same shall be brought to the notice of concerned bank immediately to ensure timely correction of such discrepancies at the earliest.

e. As stipulated in Agenda No. I (4) of Minutes of Meeting issued by Central Pension Accounting Office, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India vide letter dated 30.08.2016 regarding report of revision of cases, in all above cases a certificate along with calculation sheet will be sent by Head of Office of concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) to Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office stating that due care was taken and correctness has been ascertained and also corrective action has been taken thereof.

2. For Post-2016 retirees

a. A reference is also invited to Deptt. Of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (i) dated 04.08.2016 (copy enclosed) regarding revision of pension of post-2016 pensioners/family, in case of pensioners whose pension was finalized under 6th CPC need to be revised under 7th CPC recommendations after doing the pay fixation under 7th CPC by concerned / respective units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.). Accordingly, for Group C,on pay fixation under 7th CPC, the concerned units will revise above mentioned pension cases of post-2016 retirees and issue revised PPOs after following the due procedures and pre-audit. The concerned units will also calculate the differential amount of gratuity, commutation, etc., based on the revision of each pension cases under 7th CPC recommendations. A separate committee may be constituted at unit level who will verify the pension revision as per 7th CPC / pre-audit each pensioner cases. In all cases a certificate along with calculation sheet will be sent by Head of Office of concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) to Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office stating that due care was taken and correctness has been ascertained and also corrective action has been taken thereof.

b. Similarly, in case of Group A & B, the concerned units (Regions / Hospitals / etc.) will ensure timely preparation of revised pension papers (based on pay fixation under 7th CPC) along with calculation sheet in accordance with the instructions contained in Deptt. Of P&PW OM No.38/37/2016-P&PPW (A) (i) dated 04.08.2016 (copy enclosed) regarding revision of pension of post-2016 pensioners/family for submission to Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office for further issue of revised PPOs. In these cases, Accounts-IV Branch of ESIC Hqrs. Office will ensure the compliance of pre-audit of each and individual cases of revision of pension before issue of revised PPOs

It is to further mention that units who have already initiated / undertaken the revision of pension/family pension in reference to E-III, Hqrs. Office Memo No.A-27/17/1/7`h CPC/201.6-E-III dt.01.11.2016 on the above subject are also required to comply with the above procedure at once.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Yours faithfully ,
(B.S.SANDHU)
DIRECTOR (FIN.)
Order Copy

Railways Act: Railways hikes relief from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 8 lakh in case of death

Railways Act: Railways hikes relief from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 8 lakh in case of death

New Delhi: Enhancing the financial aid in train accident, the government has amended the rules under the Railways Act of 1989 to double up the amount in case of death or physical disability like loss of limbs.

Under the Railway Accidents and Untoward Incidents (Compensation) Amendment Rules, 2016, the compensation amount of Rs four lakh has been increased to Rs 8 lakh in case of death or loss of hand and foot caused in train accident, an official notification said.

The relief amount will be given by the Railways Claim Tribunal to the kith and kin of the person who dies in the accident. In case the person is seriously injured like loss of hand and foot, then he would also get the same amount of Rs eight lakh as compensation after completion of inquiry process, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

According to the notification, if a person loses his eye sight or becomes absolute deaf due to the train accident, then he would be entitled for Rs eight lakh in compensation.

A person is also eligible for getting the same amount (Rs eight lakh) if he suffers from severe facial disfigurement due to the mishap, the official added.

The notification will come into effect from January, sources said.

PTI

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