Thursday, 15 June 2017

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2018

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2018: DoPT Order

central-government-holidays-2018

F.No.12/3/2017-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th June, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2018- reg.

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure -I to this OM. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/ New Delhi during the year 2018. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself / herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him / her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure - II.

2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

1. REPUBLIC DAY
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
5. CHRISTMAS DAY
6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
8. GOOD FRIDAY
9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
10. IDU’L FITR
11 . IDU’L ZUHA
12. MAHAVIR J AYANTI
13. MUHARRAM
14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

3.1. In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in regard to festivals and dates as indicated.

1 . AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
2. HOLI
3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA /1ST NAVRATRA NAORAZ/ CHHATH POOJA/ KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festivals falling on the same day.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in View the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu'l Fitr, Idu'l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idu'l Fitr, ldu'l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B/T.V. /A.I.R. / Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. During 2018, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Thursday, October 19, 2017 (Ashvina 28). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on "Narakachaturdasi Day". In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on "Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.

7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments/ organisations themselves for the year 2018, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of Instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance With the instructions contained in this Department's O.M. No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 16(Sixteen) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Idu'l Fitr, in the list of compulsory holidays with the Idu'l Fitr falling on day of weekly off (Saturday).

10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

11. Hindi version will follow.
Sd/-
(D. K. SenGupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Encl.: List of holidays

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2018 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No. Holiday Date Saka Date Day
1939 SAKA ERA
1Republic DayJanuary26Magha06Friday
2Maha ShivaratriFebruary14Magha25Wednesday
3HoliMarch02Phalguna11Friday
1940 Saka Era
4Mahavir JayantiMarch29Chaitra08Thursday
5Good FridayMarch30Chaitra09Friday
6Buddha PurnimaApril30Vaisakha10Monday
7Idu'l FitrJune16Jyaishtha26Saturday
8Independence dayAugust15Sravana24Wednesday
9Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)August22Sarvana31Wednesday
10JanmashtamiSeptember03Bhadra12Monday
11MuharramSeptember21Bhadra30Friday
12Mahatma Gandhi's BirthdayOctober02Asvina10Tuesday
13DussehraOctober19Asvina27Friday
14Diwali (Deepavali)November07Kartika16Wednesday
15Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e- Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)November21Kartika30Wednesday
16Guru Nanak's BirthdayNovember23Agrahayana02Friday
17Christmas DayDecember25Pausha04Tuesday

ANNEXURE-I
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2018 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI , NEW DELHI

S.NoHolidayDateSaka DateDay
SAKA ERA 1939
1New Year's DayJanuary01Pausha11Monday
3Makar SankrantiJanuary14Pausha24Sunday
4PongalJanuary14Pausha24Sunday
5Basant Panchami/Sri PanchamiJanuary22Magha02Monday
6Guru Ravidas's BirthdayJanuary31Magha11Wednesday
7Swami Dayananda Sarawati JayantiFebruary10Magha21Saturday
8Shivaji JayantiFebruary19Magha30Monday
9Holika Dahan/DolyatraMarch01Phalguna10Thursday
10Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti ChandMarch18Phalguna27Sunday
SAKA ERA1940
11Ram NavamiMarch25Chaitra04Sunday
12Easter SundayApril01Chaitra11Sunday
13Hazarat Ali's BirthdayApril01Chaitra11Sunday
14Vaisakhi/Vishu/MesadiApril14Chaitra24Saturday
15Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam)April15Chaitra25Sunday
16Guru Rabindranath's BirthdayMay09Vaisakha19Wednesday
17Jamat-Ul-VidaJune15Jyaishtha25Friday
18Rath YatraJuly14Ashadha23Saturday
19Parsi New Year's day/NaurajAugust17Sravana26Friday
20Onam or Thiru Onam DayAugust25Bhadra03Saturday
21Raksha BandhanAugust26Bhadra04Sunday
22Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember13Bhadra22Thursday
23Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)October16Asvina24Tuesday
24Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)October17Asvina25Wednesday
25Dussehra (Maha Navmi)October18Asvina26Thursday
26Maharishi Valmiki's BirthdayOctober24Kartika02Wednesday
27Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)October27Kartika05Saturday
28Deepavali (South India)November06Kartika15Tuesday
29Naraka ChaturdasiNovember06Kartika15Tuesday
30Govardhan PujaNovember08Kartika17Thursday
31Bhai DujNovember09Kartika18Friday
32Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)November13Kartika22Tuesday
33Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom DayNovember24Agrahayana03Saturday
34Christmas EveDecember24Pausha03Monday

Source: DoPT

Online generation and recording of APAR on SPARROW for all Organised Group A services - Extension of timelines for completion of APAR for the year 2016-17


Online generation and recording of APAR on SPARROW for all Organised Group 'A' services - Extension of timelines for completion of APAR for the year 2016-17.

No.21011/02/2015-Est(A-II)-Part II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi - 110001
Dated the 13th June 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) on SPARROW (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Window) for all Organised Group 'A' services - Extension of timelines for completion of APAR for the year 2016-17.

As all the Cadre Controlling Authorities of Organised Group 'A' Services are aware that it has been decided to implement online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) of officers under their cadre from the reporting year 2016-17, through SPARROW platform.
2. Some of the Cadre Controlling Authorities have intimated practical difficulties in switching over from manual to online mode of recording of APARs. In view of this, the cadre authorities have expressed apprehensions that target dates prescribed in DoPT O.M.No.21011/02/2009-Estt.(A) dated 23rd July, 2009 may not be met and have requested for extension of timelines.

3. The matter has been examined in this Department and it has been decided that the target dates prescribed in O.M. dated 23rd July, 2009 be relaxed as one time measure only for online generation, filling up self- appraisal, reporting, reviewing and acceptance of APAR for the year 2016-17 through SPARROW portal. The revised target dates for recording of APAR online for the year 2016-17 is enclosed as Annexure. This relaxation is subject to the condition that no remarks shall be recorded in the APAR for the year 2016-17 after 31.12.2017. Where the reporting, reviewing and the accepting authority fail to record their comments within the time frame, the officer may be assessed on the basis of the overall record and self-assessment for the year, if he has submitted his self- assessment within stipulated time.

4. This has the approval of Secretary, DoPT.
Sd/-
(N. Sriraman)
Director(E-II)
Annexure

Annexure to Do PT O.M. No.21011/02/2015-Est(A-II)-Part II dated 13th June 2017
Time schedule for generation and recording of APAR for the year 2016-17 through SPARROW web portal.

S.No. Activity Date by which to be completed
1.Submission of self-appraisal to the reporting officer.31st July, 2017
3.Forwarding of report by reporting officer to reviewing officer16th August, 2017
4.Forwarding of report by Reviewing Officer to Administration/APAR Cell or the accepting authority (wherever provided)31st August, 2017
5.Appraisal by accepting authority, wherever provided15th September, 2017
6.(i) Disclosure of APAR to the officer reported upon where there is no accepting authority10th September, 2017
(ii) Disclosure of APAR to the officer reported upon where there is accepting authority25th September, 2017
7.Receipt of representation, if any, on APAR15 days from the date of communication
8.Forwarding of representation to the competent authority
(i) where there is no accepting authority for APAR30th September, 2017
(ii) Where there is accepting authority for APAR31st October, 2017
9.Disposal of representation by the competent authorityWithin one month of the date of receipt of representation by the competent authority
10.Communication of the decision of the competent authority on the representation by the APAR CellWithin 15 days of finalization of decision by competent authority.
11.End of entire APAR process, after which the APAR will be finally taken on record31st December 2017

Source: www.dopt.gov.in

First meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee (DAC) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC - Change in date of meeting


First meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee (DAC) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC - Change in date of meeting

7th CPC Pay Anomaly: First Meeting of Railways Departmental Anomaly Committee to held on 20.06.2017

DAC- implementation of 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.PC-VII/2016/DAC/1
New Delhi, dated: 12/06/2017
The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen's Federation
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi- 110055

The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen,
3-Chemsford Road,
New Delhi-110055

Dear Sir,
Sub : First meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee (DAC) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC - Change in date of meeting.

I am directed to bring to your kind consideration to Board's letter No.PC/VII/2016/DAC/I dated 06.06.2016 wherein it was decided to hold first meeting of DAC on 23.06.2017. However, the date and time of holding the first meeting of DAC has now been revised to 20.06.2017, 11.00 AM in consultation with federation. Venue of the Meeting will remain same.
Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
For Secretary Railway Board
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The Union Finance Minister to chair the 17th Meeting of the GST Council on Sunday, 18th June, 2017


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Main agenda items of the 17th GST Council Meeting include confirmation of the minutes of the 16th GST Council meeting held on 11th June, 2017, approval of draft GST Rules and related Forms for (i) Advance Ruling, (ii) Appeals and Revision, (iii) Assessment and Audit, (iv) E-Way Bill & (v) Anti-Profiteering, and Fitment/adjustment of GST Rates on certain items among others.

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Speaking at the function, CGDA Ms Veena Prasad, highlighted the necessity of developing better understanding amongst all the agencies on complexities of foreign contracts and payments for evolving a seamless system for ensuring prompt payments in terms of contractual provisions and thus ensuring timely delivery of the imported stores by the foreign vendors to our Defence Forces.

Other distinguished dignitaries who expressed their views on the occasion were Financial Advisor (Defence Services) Shri Sunil Kohli, Vice Chief of the Army Staff Lt Gen Sarath Chand, Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal S B Deo, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Karambir Singh and Deputy MD, State Bank of India Shri Siddhartha Sen Gupta.

The recommendation of the workshop would be presented to the Ministry of Defence for its consideration.

The workshop was attended by senior officers from the Ministry of Defence, the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Officers from the CGDA Headquarters, Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (PCDA), New Delhi and State Bank of India also participated. It gave an opportunity to all participants to discuss payment related multiple aspects in order to bring efficiency in the entire system so as to ensure prompt payments and consequential delivery of the systems

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