Wednesday, 18 July 2018

7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) Decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy


7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) Decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy

7th-Pay-Commission-Children-Education-Allowance-Hostel-Subsidy

7th CPC

No.A-270 12/02120 17-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated: 17th July 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy - Consolidated instructions.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government to implement the recommendations made by the VII Central Pay Commission, this Department has issued an OM of even number dated 16-8-2017 revising the rates of CEA/Hostel Subsidy and simplifying the procedure for claiming reimbursement of the same. However this Department has been receiving various queries regarding CEA/Hostel Subsidy especially with regard to the applicability of various provision/instructions issued during sixth CPC regime/period. Further references have also been received regarding the difficulty being faced by some government employees in obtaining certificate of the Head of the
Institution as mentioned in this Department's OM of even number dated 16-8-2017.

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions in supersession of all earlier OMs on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Hostel subsidy as under:-
a) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy can be claimed only for the two eldest surviving children with the exception that in case the second child birth results in twins/multiple birth. In case of failure of sterilization operation, the CEA/Hostel Subsidy would be admissible in respect of children born out of the first instance of such failure beyond the usual two children norm.

b) The amount for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/- per month (fixed) per child. This amount of Rs.2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt. Servant. In order to claim reimbursement of CEA, the Govt. servant should produce a certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim has been preferred. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. In case such certificate can not be obtained, self- attested copy of the report card or self attested fee receipt(s){including e-receipt(s)} confirming/indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year can be produced as a supporting document to claim CEA. The period/year means academic year i.e. twelve months of complete academic session.

c) The amount of ceiling of hostel subsidy is Rs.6750/- pm. In order to claim reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy for an academic year, a similar certificate from the Head of Institution confirming that the child studied in the school will suffice, with additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential
complex. In case such certificate cannot be obtained, self attested copy of the report card and original fee receipt(s)/e-receipt(s) which should indicate the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex can be produced for claiming Hostel Subsidy: The expenditure on boarding and lodging or the ceiling of Rs.6750/- as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee as Hostel Subsidy. The period/year will mean the same as explained above in clause (b) of this para.

d) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for Divyaang children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates of CEA prescribed above in clause (b) i.e. Rs.4500/- per month (fixed).

e) The above rates/ceiling would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

f) The Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance can be claimed concurrently.

g) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

h) The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy will be done just once in a financial year after completion of the financial year.

i) Hostel subsidy is applicable only in respect of the child studying in a residential educational institution located at least 50 kilometers from the residence of the Government servant.

j) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy shall not be stopped. However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the mid-session, CEA shall not be reimbursable.

k) If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous body, PSU, Semi Government Organization such as Municipality, Port Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the Central Govt./State Governments. In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject. to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government servant was working prior to his death and will be regulated by the other conditions, laid down in this OM.

I) In case of retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service, CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceases to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year. The payment shall be made by the office in which the government servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down in this OM.

m) The upper age limit for Divyaang children has been set at 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class whichever is earlier. There shall be no minimum age.

n) Reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy shall be applicable for children from class nursery to twelfth, including classes eleventh and twelfth held by Junior Colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education.

0) CEA is allowed in case of children studying through "Correspondence or Distance Learning" subject to other conditions laid down herein.

p) The CEA and Hostel Subsidy is admissible in respect of children studying from two classes before class one to 12th standard and also for the initial two years of a diploma/certificate course from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, if the child pursues the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA/ Hostel Subsidy in respect of the child for studies in I1th and 12th standards.

q) In respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Government school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. Aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution/school is situated.

r) In case of a Divyaang child studying in an institution i.e. aided or approved by the Central/State Govt. or UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities, the Children Education Allowance paid by the Govt. servant shall be reimbursed irrespective of whether the institution is 'recognized' or not. In such cases the benefits will be admissible till the child attains the age of 22 years.

s) The CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal[ and Bhutan, who are employees of Government of India, and whose children are studying in the native place. However, a certificate may be obtained from the concerned Indian Mission that the school ' is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

t) The Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible to a Govt. servant while he/she is on duty or is under suspension or is on leave (including extra ordinary leave). Provided that during any period which is treated as 'dies non' the Govt. servant shall not be eligible for the CEA/Hostel subsidy for that period.
3. These above instructions would come into effect from 1st July, 2017.

Hindi version follows.
(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 26164316
To
1. Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.
2. NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT.

Source: DoPT

PCDA: Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel


PCDA: Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel

PCDA

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 602
Dated: 10.07.2018
To,
1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt, Bank Accounts, Central Office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kuria Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051
2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks.
3. The Nodal Officers, ICICl/HDFC/AXIS/IDBI Banks
4. All Managers, CPPCs
5. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
7. The CDA (PD), Meerut
8. The CDA, Chennai
9. The Director of Treasury, All States
10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, R K Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi.
11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K), Camp Bell Bay.
13. The Principal Pay and Accounts Officer Andaman and Nicobar Administration Port Blair.

Subject : Restoration of pension in respect of Defence Service Personnel who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies-delinking of qualifying service of 33 years for revised pension with effect from 01.01.2006.

Reference:- This office Circular No. 568 dated 13.10.2016 and Circular No. 592 dated 05.12.2017.

A Copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence, Deptt of ESW letter No. 1(04)/2007/D(Pen/Pol) dated 20.06.2018 on the above subject, which is self explanatory, is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action.

2. In terms of GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016, revised consolidated pension and family pension of pre-2006 Armed Forces pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006 shall not be lower than 50 % and 30% respectively of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised scale from which the pensioner had retired/ discharged/ invalided out/ died including Military Service Pay and "X" Group pay, if any, without pro rata reduction of pension even if they had rendered qualifying service of less than 33 years at the time of retirement.

3. Now it has been decided by the Government that while determining the revised pension of above said category of absorbe pensioners/family pensioners with effect from 1.1.2006, the pension/ family pension shall also be revised in accordance with the provisions contained in the GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 30.09.2016 referred above.

4. The pension in terms of this order will be revised by the respective Pension Sanctioning Authorities Suo-moto by issuing Corrigendum PPOs in all affected cases. No application in this regard shall be called for either from the pensioners or from the PDAs concerned. Further, PDAs would also brought into notice of PSAs, such left out cases, if any, for revision of pension.

5. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

6. This circular has been uploaded on PCDA (P) website www.pcdapension.nic.in.

(Sushil Kumar Singh)
Jt. CDA(P)

225 Group 'A' and 'B' officers punished for non-performance: Central Government


225 Group 'A' and 'B' officers punished for non-performance: Central Government

Central Government

New Delhi: As many as 225 Group 'A' and 'B' officers have been punished for non-performance, the central government said today.

The performance of a total of 25,082 Group 'A' and 54,873 Group 'B' officers has been reviewed up to May 2018, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

Of these, the relevant rules were invoked against 93 Group 'A' and 132 Group 'B' officers, he said.
In reply to another question, the minister said during 2017 and March 2018, vigilance clearance has been denied to 80 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) on the ground of filing Immovable Property Returns after prescribed time or failing to file it.

He said that from the year 2014 onwards, sanction for prosecution has been granted against three IAS officers on account of having disproportionate assets.

PTI

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

7th CPC National Anomaly Commitee Meeting 17th July 2018

7th CPC National Anomaly Commitee Meeting 17th July 2018



National council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC-JCM-2018/NAC
Dated: 17/07/2018
To
The All Member of the
National Council (Staff Side)JCM

Comrades,

The meeting of the 7 CPC National Anomaly Committee was held today (17/7/2018). Shri Chandramouli, Secretary(P), DOPT presided over this meeting. The Department of personnel had identified the following six items only for discussion:

1.Item No.3 - Removal of Condition of 3% stipulated to grant bunching benefit
2.Item No.4 - Fixation of pay on promotion
3.Item No.5 - Removal of Anomaly in pay matrix
4.Item No.8 - Lesser pay in higher level of pay matrix
5.Item No.9 - Bunching of steps in the revised pay structure
6.Item No.14 - Grant of GP 5400 to Sr section officer of Railways and AAOs of IA&AD and Organised Accounts (Civil Accounts, Postal Accounts and Defence Accounts)

After completing discussions on the above items the Staff Side insisted that the following remaining items may also be given up for discussion.

Item No.1 Anomaly will computation of Minimum Wage
Item No.2. 3 % increment at all stages
Item No.6 Anomaly due to index rationalization
Item No.7 Anomaly arising from the decision to reject option No.1 in pension fixation
Item No.10 Minimum Pension
Item No.11 Date of Effect of Allowances - HRA Transport Allowance, CEA etc.
Item No.18 Anomaly in the grant of D.A. installment w.e.f. 1.1.2016

After discussion on the above items, the official side informed that the DOPT had already examined those issues and have come to the conclusion that those items will not come under the ambit of the definition of Anomaly. The Staff Side contested this. It was decided that the DOPT will convey the reasoning to the staff side and hold meeting with the Staff Side to sort out the differences.
The following items has been referred to Departmental Anomaly Committee of the respective Department/Ministries.

Item No.15. Technical Supervisors of Railways
Item No.16 Anomaly in the assignment of replacement of Levels of pay in the Ministry of Defence, Railways, Mines etc in the case of Store Keepers
Item No. 17 Anomaly in the assignment of pay Levels in the case of Research Assistants in Ministry of AYUSH, Homeopathic Department.

The staff side then raised the following other issues.
1. Central Govt employees may be granted one more option to switch over to 7CPC from a date subsequent to 251h of July 2016 - the official side in formed that the matter is under consideration and a decision would be taken shortly.

2, The issue of pay fixation of ex-servicemen in the Last pay drawn by them before retirement from armed forces is remaining unsettled - the official side informed that the matter has been referred to Min. of Defence by DOPT for their comments. Decision Would be taken after receipt of comments from MOD.

3. The Staff side raised the issue of not convening meetings of the National Council, JCM and Standing Committee.

4. The Staff Side also informed of the decision taken by the NJCA in its meeting held on 3-7-2018 of the revival of the deferred indefinite strike by the Central Govt Employees if no settlement is brought about on major demands like upward revision of minimum pay, fitment factor and NPS before 7-8-2018.
With Greetings
Yours fraternally
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

CPAO: Procedure for extending the benefits of Old GPF / Pension Scheme to those casual workers covered under the Scheme of 1993 and regularized on or after 01.01.2004


CPAO: Procedure for extending the benefits of Old GPF / Pension Scheme to those casual workers covered under the Scheme of 1993 and regularized on or after 01.01.2004

CPAO

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066
CPAO/IT&Tech/Clarification/P&PW/13 (Vol-III)/2018-19/68
13.07.2018
Office Memorandum

Subject : Procedure for extending the benefits of Old GPF / Pension Scheme to those casual workers covered under the Scheme of 1993 and regularized on or after 01.01.2004.

It has been observed that the pension cases of casual labor who were regularized on or after 01.01.2004 and eligible for old GPF/Pension Scheme vide DOPT OM No.49014/2/2014-Estt(C) dated 28.07.2016 have not been processed by the concerned Ministries/Departments. In order to avoid the hardship to the pensioners all the Ministries/Departments/PAOs have been requested to finalise the pension cases of the pensioners after following the procedure below:

1) Deptt. may issue the order that the old GPF Scheme/ Pension Scheme is applicable to the concerned official.
2) CPAO may be requested through concerned Pay & Accounts Office to stop Provisional Pension after cancellation of PPO, if issued.
3) NSDL may be requested by the concerned PAO to deposit the NPS subscription, Govt. Contribution plus interest thereon into the Govt. Account through ERM of NSDL.
4) On receipt of the amount it may be classified by the concerned PAO as below:

Sl.NoComponentHead of Account
i)Adjustment of employee's contribution in AccountsAmount may be credited to the individual,s GPF Account and the account may be recast permitting upto date interest as applicable from time to time (FR-16 & Rule 11 of GPF Rule)
ii)Adjustment of Government contribution under NPS in AccountsTo be accounted for as [-) Dr.to object Head "70 Deduct Recoveries under major Head 2071 - Pension and Other Retirement Benefits" and Minor Head "911 Deduct Recoveries of Over payment" (Para 3.10 of List of Major Minor Heads)
(iii)Adjustment of increased value of subscription account of appreciation of investmentMay be accounted for by crediting the amount to Govt. Account under Major Head "0071- Contribution and Recoveries towards pension and Other Retirement Benefits" and Minor Head "800-Other Receipts".
(Note under the above Major Head in List of Major Minor Heads)

5) GPF and Pension case of the concerned official may be processed as per the GPF Rules and CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 after adjusting the Provisional Pension paid to the pensioner, if paid.
This issues with the approval of the Chief Controller (Pensions).
(Praful Dabral)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)
Source:cpao.nic.in

Hiring of Data Entry Operators/Executive Assistants/Digital Office Assistants on contact basis - Railway Board order


Hiring of Data Entry Operators/Executive Assistants/Digital Office Assistants on contact basis - Railway Board order
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.2018/Transf. Cell/Mech./Contractual Staff
Dated: 04.07.2018.
The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUs, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara
CAOs, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub:. Corrigendum to Engagement of Data Entry Operators/Executive Assistants Digital Office Assistants on contract basis against the vacant posts of Stenographer/PAs.
Ref: This office letter even No dated 03.07.2018

Para 3 of the letter under reference should be read as under:-

Para 3 The entry level of Stenographers is level-4. Accordingly, the remuneration of such, contractually engaged staff should be worked out in the same way as that of JE engaged on contract basis (as per letter No. 2018/Trans./Cell/S&T/Contractual Staff dated 16.03.2018) based on the work assigned to such contractually engaged stenographer/data entry operators/ Digital Office Assistants".
General Managers, are however free to decided the remuneration in level-4 in consultation with PCPO & PFA on the basis of work which can be assigned to them.
Sd/-
(A.K. Chandra)
Executive Director
Transformation
No.2018/Transf. Cell/Mech./Contractual Staff
New Delhi dated: 04.07.2018.
Source:www.indianrailways.gov.in

Monday, 16 July 2018

7th Central Pay Commission recommendations - Grant of Advances - Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants

7th Central Pay Commission recommendations - Grant of Advances - Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants

7th CPC House Building Advance

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No : 108/2018
RBE No. 101/2018
New Delhi, Dated: 13.07.2018
No. F(E)Spi./2008/ADV.J/6 (7th CPC)
The General Managers and PFAs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list)

Subject : Grant of Advances - Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations - Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 05.12.2017 on the above cited subject,vide which, the revised rules relating to the grant of House Building Advance (HBA) as issued by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (Housing-III Section) vide their OM No.I.17011/11(4)/ 2016-H-III dated 09.11.2017 pursuant to acceptance of 7th CPC recommendations, were mutatis-mutandis made applicable to Railway employees.

2. Further clarifications were issued vide this Ministry's letter of even number dated 28.03.2018 and 27.04.2018.

3. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs vide their OM dated 29.06.2018 have now issued instructions regarding applicability of rules contained in their OM dated 09.11.2017 with effect from 01.01.2016 and enhancement of House Building Advance (HBA) in those cases which were sanctioned on or after 01.01.2016 but before 09.11.2017 and these are subject to conditions mentioned in their letter of 29.06.2018. A copy of the same is sent herewith, which shall be applicable mutatis-mutandis on the Railways.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

4. Hindi version will follow.
(G.Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board
Encl.: As above

No. F(E)Spi./2008/ADV.J/6 (7th CPC)
New Delhi, Dated: 13.07.2018

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Air India LTC 80 Fare from July 2018: Central Government Employees


Air India LTC 80 Fare from July 2018: Central Government Employees

SECTOR & V.VHLTC (ECONOMY CLASS)DLTC (EXECUTIVE CLASS)
BASIC FAREBASIC FARE
AgartalaKolkata875017880
AgraDelhi875017880
AgraKhajuraho875017880
AgraVaranasi950019320
AhmedabadChennai1750035400
AhmedabadDelhi1105022440
AhmedabadMumbai875017880
AizawlImphal875017880
AizawlKolkata875017880
AmritsarDelhi875017880
AmritsarMumbai1750035400
AmritsarNanded1750035400
AurangabadDelhi1505030560
AurangabadMumbai825021000
BagdograDelhi1520030600
BagdograKolkata875017880
BengaluruBhubaneshwar1510030600
BengaluruChennai875017880
BengaluruDelhi1990040200
BengaluruGoa950019320
BengaluruGuwahati1990040200
BengaluruHubli875017880
BengaluruHyderabad875017880
BengaluruKolkata1750035400
BengaluruMumbai1105022440
BengaluruTrivandrum950019320
BhopalDelhi950019320
BhopalMumbai1240026960
BhubaneshwarDelhi1510030600
BhubaneshwarHyderabad1135022440
BhubaneshwarKolkata875017880
BhubaneshwarMumbai1750035400
ChandigarhDelhi875017880
ChandigarhLeh875017880
ChandigarhMumbai1750035400
ChandigarhPune1750035400
ChennaiCoimbatore875017880
ChennaiDelhi1990040200
ChennaiGoa970019320
ChennaiHyderabad950019320
ChennaiKochi950019320
ChennaiKolkata1750035400
ChennaiMadurai875017880
ChennaiMumbai1510030600
ChennaiPortblair1750035400
ChennaiTrivandrum950019320
CoimbatoreDelhi1990040200
CoimbatoreMumbai1510030600
DelhiGaya1105022440
DelhiGoa1750035400
DelhiGuwahati1750035400
DelhiHyderabad1510030600
DelhiImphal1990040200
DelhiIndore950019320
DelhiJaipur875017880
DelhiJammu950019320
DelhiJodhpur875017880
DelhiKhajuraho875017880
DelhiKochi1990048240
DelhiKolkata1750035400
DelhiLeh1110019320
DelhiLucknow875017880
DelhiMumbai1510030600
DelhiNagpur1135022440
DelhiPatna1135022440
DelhiPort Blair2870051600
DelhiPune1510030600
DelhiRaipur1205022440
DelhiRajkot1330022440
DelhiRanchi1510030600
DelhiSrinagar960019320
DelhiSurat1330022440
DelhiTirupati1990040200
DelhiTrivandrum2050049680
DelhiUdaipur950019320
DelhiVadodra1125022440
DelhiVaranasi950019320
DelhiVijayawada1750035400
DelhiVishakhapatnam1750035400
DibrugarhKolkata1160022440
DimapurKolkata950019320
GayaKolkata875017880
GayaVaranasi875017880
GoaMumbai875017880
GuwahatiImphal875017880
GuwahatiKolkata875017880
HubliMumbai875017880
HyderabadKolkata1515030600
HyderabadMumbai950019320
HyderabadTirupati875017880
HyderabadVijayawada875017880
Hydera badVishakhapatnam950019320
ImphalKolkata950019320
IndoreMumbai950019320
JaipurMumbai1205022440
JammuLeh1025017880
JammuSrinagar875017880
JamnagarMumbai875017880
JodhpurMumbai1390026960
KhajurahoVaranasi875017880
KochiMumbai1510030600
KochiTrivandrum875017880
KolkataMumbai1990040200
KolkataPort Blair1750035400
KolkataSilchar875017880
KolkataVaranasi950019320
KozhikodeMumbai1325022440
LehSrinagar880017880
LucknowMumbai1510030600
MaduraiMumbai1510030600
MangaloreMumbai950019320
MumbaiNagpur950019320
MumbaiPune810017880
MumbaiRaipur1365022440
MumbaiRajkot1285023240
MumbaiTrivandrum1570030600
MumbaiUdaipur950019320
MumbaiVaranasi1515030600
MumbaiVishakhapatnam1510030600
Port BlairVishakhapatnam1515030600
RaipurNagpur875017880
RaipurVishakhapatnam875017880

Linking of PAN with Aadhaar while filing of ITRs - CBDT Circular


Linking of PAN with Aadhaar while filing of ITRs - CBDT Circular

CBDT's order regarding linking of PAN with Aadhaar while filing of ITRs

F.No.225/270/2017/lTA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North-Block, ITA II Division,
New Delhi, dated the 30th of June, 2018
Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

Vide its orders dated 31.07.17, 31.08.17, 08.12.2017 & 27.03.2018 in file of even number, CBDT had allowed time till 30th June, 2018 to link PAN with Aadhaar while filing the tax-returns. Upon consideration of the matter, the CBDT further extends the time for linking PAN with Aadhaar till 31st March, 2019.
sd/-
(Rajeswari R)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: https://www.incometaxindia.gov.in

Guidelines for Settlement of Claims for Compensation on accidents applicable to the Department of Public Enterprises

Guidelines for Settlement of Claims for Compensation to Employee on accidents: DPE OM

No. A-42011/2/2018-Admn.
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan
Block No - 14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 11 July, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject : Guidelines for Settlement of Claims for Compensation on accidents applicable to the Department of Public Enterprises Reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to above said subject and to say that this Department has framed the guidelines for settlement of compensation claims arising out of accidents resulting into loss of life or permanent disability to a member of general public where the accidents happens in any premises where any official activity of the Department is being carried out of which a copy is enclosed herewith for information.
2. The guidelines has the approval of the competent authority.
Encl: As above
(Harish Chandra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

GUIDELINES FOR SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION ON ACCIDENTS APPLICABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES.


Preamble

Accidents are unfortunate incidents, occurrences of which cannot be obliterated completely, but can only be minimized by adopting most vigilant practices, safety precautions etc. Sometimes accidents do happen when responsibility and liability cannot be affixed on certain individuals or malfunctioning of certain machinery and the Law recognizes the Principle of 'No faulty Liability' for such unfortunate incidents. In such cases, the loss of life and loss of dependency cost of the dependents of such victims cannot be written off merely on the pretext that negligence on the part of Department or its agencies cannot be substantiated for want of stricter proofs particularly in a welfare state like ours. Therefore, these guidelines have been framed.

1. Title: These guidelines would be called as Guidelines for Settlement of Claims for Compensation.

2. Effective date: The guidelines would be effective from 11.07.2018.

3. Applicability: These guidelines would govern the settlement of compensation claims arising out of accidents resulting into loss of life or permanent disability to a member of general public where the accident happens in any premises where any official activity of the Department is being carried out.

4. Definitions:
  • Accident: Any death or permanent disability resulting solely and directly from any unintended and unforeseen injurious occurrence caused during the maintenance, Operation and provisioning of any public services undertaken by the Department where no negligence can be proved on the part of the Department.
  • Competent Authority: Competent Authority means Secretary to Govt. of India in the Department of Public Enterprises.
  • Department: Means Department of Public Enterprises.
  • Dependent: As defined in the Employee's Compensation Act, 1923.
  • Designated Officer: An Officer designated by the Competent Authority of the level of Under Secretary or equivalent for the purposes of receiving and processing claims for compensation under the present Guidelines.
  • Victim: Any person who suffers permanent disablement or dies in an accident as defined in these Guidelines.
  • Permanent Disablement: A disablement that is classified as a permanent total disablement under the proviso to Section 2 (l) of The Employee's Compensation Act, 1923.
5. Detailed Accident Report: The report prepared by the police within a period of 30 days from the date of incident as per Schedule 1 of these guidelines.
Explanation- For the purposes of the preparation of the detailed accident report. the word "injury" as referred in Schedule -I refers to "permanent disability" as mentioned in clause 4(a) of the Guidelines.

6. Extent of Liability: On the occurrence of any "accident" as defined under these Guidelines, the Department shall whether or not there has been any wrongful act, neglect or default on its part and notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, be liable to pay compensation to such extent as prescribed below:
  • In the event of death or permanent disability resulting from loss of both limbs: upto Rs. 10,00,000 (Rupees Ten Lakh).
  • In the event of other permanent disability : upto Rs. 7,00,000/- (Rupees Seven Lakh).
However, persons claiming compensation under these guidelines will not claim additional compensation from the Department under any other regulation or statute either directly or through a court of law. The claimant shall submit an undertaking to this effect before availing the compensation under these guidelines.

7. Procedure for settlement of claims in respect of compensation
a. The victim or his/her dependent would make an application within a period of 90 days of the accident to the Designated Officer under whose jurisdiction the accident had occurred. The application should be accompanied by the following documents:
  • (i) Proof of age of the victim.
  • (ii) Death certificate of the victim
OR
Permanent disability certificate issued by the Medical Board authorized by the Government.
  • (iii) Certified copy of FIR lodged in respect of the accident.
  • (iv) Proof of applicant's relation with the victim/ Dependency Certificate.
b. The Designated Officer may seek any further documents for settlement of claim to its satisfaction.
Provided that where there are more than one dependent, the Applicant must mention their name, addresses and relations with the victim and the Designated Officer may at its own discretion issue notices to all before releasing the compensation.

c. The Designated Officer on receipt of above application shall take into consideration the Detailed Accident Report submitted by the Police Authority would process the claim of compensation on priority basis but would not normally take more than 30 days for seeking the orders of the competent authority in any case.

d. The Designated Officer, in case where no application is received from the victim/dependents of victims, may on receipt of the detailed accident report proceed suo-moto to initiate the process for consideration for grant of the compensation to the victim/dependents of victim. The payment of compensation whether fully in cash or partly in cash and partly towards reimbursement of medical expenses shall be decided by the sanctioning authority.

e. With effect from the date of the present Guidelines, all contract & agreements to be entered into by the Department with any person or agency for maintenance, operation and provisioning of public service would invariably include a clause whereby any compensation paid under these guidelines shall be recoverable from such person. agency or firm.

f. In no case a claim for appointment of any of the dependents on the compassionate grounds would be entertained by the Department.

8. Method of Disbursement of compensation.
i. The amount of compensation so awarded shall be deposited in a Nationalized bank or if the branch of a Nationalized Bank is not in existence, it shall be deposited in the branch of a scheduled commercial bank, in the joint or single name of the victim/dependents (5). Out of the amount so deposited, 75% (seventy five percent) of the same shall be put in a fixed deposit for a minimum period of one year and the remaining 25% (twenty five percent) shall be available for utilization and initial expenses by the victim/dependent(s) as the case may be. Provided that in exceptional cases, amounts may be withdrawn before one year for Domestic need/marriage in family/ educational or medical needs of the beneficiary at the discretion of the Department.
ii. In the case of a minor, 75% of the amount of compensation so awarded shall be deposited in the fixed deposit account and shall be drawn only on attainment of the age of majority. but not before one year of the deposit provided that in exceptional cases. amounts may be withdrawn for educational or medical needs of the beneficiary at the discretion of the Department.
iii. The interest on the sum shall be credited directly by the bank in the savings account of the victim/dependent(s) on monthly basis.
Settlement of Claims for Compensation to Employee on accidents

Settlement of Claims for Compensation to Employee on accidents

Settlement of Claims for Compensation to Employee on accidents
Source: dpe.gov.in

Norms/ Procedure for future promotion in the unified cadre of Track Maintainers


Norms/ Procedure for future promotion in the unified cadre of Track Maintainers

Track Maintainers promotion

RBE No. 85/2018
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
E(NG)I/2012/PM 5/1
New Delhi, dated June 11, 2018
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways & PUs.
(as per standard list)

Sub: Norms/ Procedure for future promotion in the unified cadre of Track Maintainers.
Attention is invited to provisions contained in item (f) of Board's letter of even number dated 14.10.2014, which is reproduced below: Track Maintainers Promotion

The pay of the staff promoted against the vacancies from the date of restructuring orders will be fixed on profarma basis as per Rule 13 of RSRP Rules with the benefit of one increment @ 3% of the basic with the usual option for pay fixation as per extant rules. The actual payments will be made from the date of taking over charge of the higher grade post.

Reports have been received that the above provision is not being implemented in its proper perspective on some of the Zonal Railways.

The aforesaid provision is hereby reiterated. Necessary action may please be taken for proper implementation of the instructions.
(P.M.Meena)
Dy. Director II/E(NG)I
Railway Board
Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Railway Order - Incentive Scheme for Railway Employees

Railway Order - Incentive Scheme for Railway Employees

Railway Order

GOVERNMENT Of INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2018/Transf.Cell/MR Dash Board/Motivation
Dated:09.07.2018
The General Manager,All Indian Railways/PUs,NF(con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow,DG/NFIR/Vadodara
CAOs,DMW/Patiala,WPO/Patna,COFMOW/NDLS,RWP/Bela,CAO/IROAF

Sub: Incentive Scheme for Railway Employees
Ref: (i) This office letter of even No.dated 27.12.2017
(ii) Presentation made to the Board on 06.03.2018
(iii) This office letter of even No. dated 23.03.2018

Pursuant to the presentation made by the GM/NWR to full Board on 06.03.2018, recommendations of the Committee have been considered by the Board (ME,MT,MS,FC,CRB) Following key recommendations have been approved by CRB.

1.  At the time of exercising option for fixation of pay the employee shall be provided with two options for calculation of pay so that he is able to pick up the best. As the employee would be exercising the option in a more informed manner, a wider window be provided to them, if they seek to change the option, and Master Circular for the pay fixation should be suitably amended.

2. Zonal Railways can consider providing accommodation (not leased) strictly for family of field level staff at a nodal station generally within 50-100 kms of the way side station where he or she is posted. The Zonal Railway may chose the nodal station on their own where they want to operate this scheme as per feasibility and allot vacant quarters at the nodal stations on the first come fist serve basis. If required some of the way side station quarters can be converted into transit camp or dormitories at the discretions of Zonal Railways. This would alleviate a major concern of out field staff who face problems on this account. GM’s may take necessary action based on the above.

3. It would be better to provide resting facility with toilets at manned level crossings for use by the trackmen and other field staff. This facility can be a temporary structure made up of porta cabins and be provided within the sanctioned budget of the Zonal Railways.

4. All other items which are apparently of general nature may be taken up as a pilot project by GM/NWR for which he is being fully authorized. The result of the pilot project be sent to Board for further action.

Concerned Directorates will issue necessary detailed instructions in respect of items at 1,2 & 3 above in particular and other items listed in the Annexure wherever necessary.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell.
(A.K.Chandra)
Executive Director
Transformation

Consultation fee for medical aid to passengers

Consultation fee for medical aid to passengers

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.2018/Trans Cell/Health/Consultation Fee
New Delhi, dated: 10.07.2018
The General Manager
All Indian Railways/PUs/NF(Con),CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara
CAOs,DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS,RWP/Bela,CAO/IROAF

Sub: Consultation fee for medical aid to passengers

As per para 628 of IRMM, a Railway doctor attending a passenger afflicted, with sudden illness or injury (other than as a result of a railway accident in which case it is the duty of the Railway administration to provide free medical attendance and treatment facilities) is allowed to recover a consultation fee at the rate of Rs. 20/- irrespective of the grade of the attending Medical Officer.

It has been decided by Board (MS, FC and CRB) that the Consultation fee for above purpose be revised from Rs. 20/- to Rs. 100/-. The rest of the para 628 of IRMM will remain unchanged.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.

(Rajesh Gupta)
Executive Director/Transformation

Minutes of the 30th SCOVA meeting held on 23.03.2018 at Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi


Minutes of the 30th SCOVA meeting held on 23.03.2018 at Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi

30th SCOVA meeting

F.No. 42/05/2018-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date:- 14 June, 2018
CORRIGENDUM

Sub: Minutes of the 30th SCOVA meeting held under the Chairmanship of Honorable MOS(PP) on 23.03.2018, at Vigyan Bahwan Annexe, New Delhi-reg.

Reference is invited to this Department's OM of even No. dated 25th April, 2018 on the subject cited above and to say that at Sl No.11 of the "List of Participants-Pensioners Associations" the word "Gwalior" may be read as "Mysore, Karnataka".
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(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

Friday, 13 July 2018

Benchmark for financial upgradation under MACP clarification regarding dated 11.07.2018

Benchmark for financial upgradation under MACP clarification regarding dated 11.07.2018

MACP

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence
D(Civ I)

Subject: Benchmark for financial upgradation under MACP - clarification regarding

Clarification was sought from DoP&T on the issue of benchmark criteria for grant of financial upgradation under MACP. Now, the requisite clarification has been furnished by DoP&T vide their Comm. No.1313743/CR/18 dated 22.06.2018, contents of which are reproduced below for information and compliance:

"With regard to the query of M/o Defence on the issue of bench mark for grant of MACP, it may be stated that DoP&T has issued OM No. 35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 28.09.2016 enhancing benchmark from 'Good' to 'Very Good' for all the posts for grant of financial upgradation under the MACPs as per the recommendations of 7th CPC. The above said OM was given effect from 25.07.2016 i.e. the date of acceptance of 7th CPC recommendations. Therefore, in cases where MACP falls due on or after 25.07.2016, the revised benchmark of Very Good' is to be followed. In other words, the overall grading of the APARs reckonable for grant of MACP should be atleast 'Very Good'.

Instructions prescribing modalities of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations for enhancing the benchmark from 'Good' to 'Very Good' in respect of promotion, is yet to be issued. The matter is under consideration."
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(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: https://mod.gov.in/

Granting promotion opportunity as JE against 25% intermediate Apprentice Quota


Granting promotion opportunity as JE against 25% intermediate Apprentice Quota

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
E(NG)I/2011/PM 717
New Delhi, dated: June 27.2018
The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen Federation,
(AIRF) 4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi- 110055.

Sub: Granting promotion opportunity as JE against 25% intermediate Apprentice Quota to those Technicians initially appointed as Technician-III on compassionate grounds - (PNM/ AIRF Item No.25/2011 and PNM/NFIR Item No.38/2015- agenda sent to Railway Board on 11.06.2015) - reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Item No.25/2011 of PNMI AIRF and Item N0.38/2015 of PNM/NFIR on the above subject and to state that the matter has been further deliberated upon in the light of the last round of discussion with both the Federations in the respective PNMs. It may be recollected that while AIRF have expressed their reservation on Board's proposal sent to both the Federations for comments vide letter of even number dated 16.03.2015, NFIR have completely rejected the same. In view of this, it was decided that Board's proposal referred to above may be dropped and status-quo may be maintained. The Federation were informed accordingly vide letter of even number dated 28.03.2016.

It is felt that both the Federations should encourage those who are appointed on Compassionate Grounds as Trainee Artisans to appear in RDAT, so that they have a formal qualification, which would be better for their own future also.
Yours faithfully,
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for Secretary/Railway Board
Source: AIRF

KVS: Downloading KVS Admit Cards for LDCE (Teaching) - 2018


Downloading KVS Admit Cards for LDCE (Teaching) - 2018

KVS

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (Hqrs.)
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110016
Limited Departmental Competitive Examination(Teaching)-2018
NOTICE

With reference to KVS Notice dated 26.06.2018 regarding Admit Cards for the posts of Vice-Principal, PGTs, TGTs and Head Master, it is intimated that link for downloading E-Admit Cards has been uploaded on KVS Website.

Candidates are required to download the admit card, take its print out and appear in the examination as per reporting date and time mentioned in it.

Any issue relating to admit card in respect of said examination, Help desk: sabika.cbse@gmail.com or Telephone number 011-22044164 and kvslderecrutment@gmail.com or Telephone number 011-2653643 may be contacted.
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Assistant Commissioner (RPS)
Source: http://kvsangathan.nic.in

Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee

National Anomaly Committee

Staff Side
Meeting Notice
F.No.11/2/2016-JCA(Pt)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated July 13, 2018
Meeting Notice

Subject: Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee – regarding

The next meeting of National Anomaly Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) is scheduled to be held on 17.07.2018 (Tuesday) at 11.00 A.M. in Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi.

2. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.
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(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
To
All Members of the National Anomaly Committee of National Council (JCM) – (As per list attached)

Source: Confederation

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Master Circular on Probation /Confirmation in Central Services - DoPT Orders dt.2.7.2018

Master Circular on Probation /Confirmation in Central Services - DoPT Orders dt.2.7.2018

DoPT

No.28020/3/2018-Estt.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 02nd July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Master Circular on Probation /Confirmation in Central Services- reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 28020/1/2010 dated 21.07.2014 on the above subject and to say that guidelines/instructions regarding Probation and Confirmation have been issued from time to time. It is now proposed to further consolidate these instructions to provide clarity and ease of reference.

2. Before the Master Circular is finalized, it is requested to furnish comments/views in this regard, if any, by 16.07.2018 to the undersigned at the e-mail address jha.sn@nic.in
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(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

MASTER CIRCULAR ON PROBATION AND CONFIRMATION IN CENTRAL SERVICES P ROBATION

1. A person is appointed on probation in order to assess his suitability for absorption in the service to which he has been appointed. Probation should not, therefore, be treated as a mere formality. No formal declaration shall be necessary in respect of appointment on probation. The appointing authority may declare successful completion, extend the period of probation or terminate the services of a temporary employee on probation, on the basis of evaluation of performance.

2. Probation is prescribed when there is direct recruitment, promotion from one Group to another or for officers re-employed before the age of superannuation. The probation shall stand successfully completed on issue of orders in writing. It is, however, not desirable that a Government servant should be kept on probation for long periods.

3. Instead of treating probation as a formality, the existing powers to discharge probationers should be systematically and vigorously used so that the necessity of dispensing with the services of employees at later stages may arise only rarely.

4. Concentration of attention on the probationer's ability to pass the probationary or the departmental examination, if applicable, is essential part of the qualification for confirmation but not the most important part. There should be a very careful assessment of the outlook, character and aptitude for the kind of work that has to be done in the service before a probationer is confirmed.

5. A probationer should be given an opportunity to work under more than one officer during this period and reports of his work obtained from each one of those officers. The probation reports for the whole period may then be considered is fit to be confirmed in service. For this purpose, separate forms of report on the probationers should be used, which are distinct from the usual Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) forms. The probation reports, unlike APAR, are written to help the supervising officer to concentrate on the special needs of probation and to decide whether the work and conduct of the officer during the period of probation or the extend period of probation are satisfactory enough to warrant his further retention in service or post. The probation reports thus do not serve the purpose for which the APARs are written and vice versa. Therefore, in the case of all probationers or officers on probation, separate probation reports should be written in addition to the usual APARs for the period of probation.

6. Save for exceptional reasons, probation should not be extended for more than a year and in no circumstance an employee should be kept on probation for more than double the normal period.

7. A probationer, who is not making satisfactory progress, should be informed of his shortcomings well before the expiry of the original probationary period so that he can make special efforts at self- improvement. This can be done by giving him a written warning to the effect that his general performance has not been such as to justify his confirmation and that, unless he showed substantial improvement within a specified period, the question of discharging him would have to be considered. Even though this is not required by the rules, discharge from the service being a server, final and irrevocable step, the probationer should be given an opportunity before taking the drastic step of discharge.

8. During the period of probation, or any extension thereof, candidates may be required by Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions and to pass examinations, and tests (including examination In Hindi) as Government may deem fit, as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.

MANDATORY INDUCTION TRAINING
9. In all cases of direct recruitment there should be a mandatory induction training of at lest two weeks duration. Successful completion of the training may be made a pre-requisite for completion of probation. The syllabus for the training may be prescribed by the Cadre authorities and the Training Division of DOPT can be consulted, if required. The recruitment rules for all posts, wherever such a provision does not already exist, may be amended to provide for such mandatory training. Till such time as the Recruitment Rules are amended, a clause on the above lines may be included in the offer of appointment.

PERIOD OF PROBATION

The period of probation is prescribed for different posts/services in Central Government on the following lines:

S.NoMethod of appointmentPeriod of probation
Promotion</ strong>
1.Promotion from one grade to another but within the same group of posts e.g. from Group 'C' to Group 'C'.No probation.
2.Promotion from one Group to another e.g. Group 'B' to Group 'A'2 years or the period
of probation prescribed for the direct recruitment to the post, if any.
DIRECT RECRUITMENT
3.(I) For direct recruitment to posts except clause (ii) below
(ii) For direct recruitment to posts *carrying a Grade Pay of Rs. 7600 or above or to the posts to which the maximum age limit is 35 years or above and where no training is involved,
Note: Training includes on the job or 'Institution training'
2 years
1 year
4.Officers re- employed before the age of superannuation2 years
5.Appointment on contract basis, tenure basis, re-employment after superannuation and absorptionNo probation

(A) DIRECT RECRUITMENT
If a Government servant is appointed to another post by direct recruitment either in the same department or a different department, it may be necessary to consider him for confirmation in the new post in which he has been appointed by direct recruitment irrespective of the fact that the officer was holding the earlier post on a substantive basis. Further confirmation in the new entry grade becomes necessary because the new post may not be in the same line or discipline as the old post in which he has been confirmed and the fact that he was considered suitable for continuance in the old post (which was the basis for his confirmation in that post) would not automatically make him suitable for continuance in the new post the Job requirements of which may be quite different from those of the old post.

(B) PROMOTION
(i) Persons who are inducted into a new service through promotion shall also be placed on probation but there shall be no probation on promotion from one grade to another but within the same group of posts, except when the promotion involves a change in the Group of posts in the same service, e.g. promotion from Group 'B' to Group 'A' in which case the probation would be for the prescribed period.

(ii) If the recruitment rules do not prescribe any probation, an officer appointed on regular basis (after following the prescribed DPC procedure, etc.) will have all the benefits that a person confirmed in that grade would have.

(C) APPOINTMENT ON CONTRACT BASIS, TENURE BASIS, RE-EMPLOYMENT AFTER SUPERANNUATION AND ABSORPTION

There shall be no probation in the cases for appointment on contract basis, tenure basis, re- employment after superannuation and absorption.

LEAVE TO PROBATIONER, A PERSON ON PROBATION

1. A person appointed to a post on probation shall be entitled to leave under the rules as a temporary or a permanent Government servant according as his appointment is against a temporary or a permanent post. Where such person already holds a lien on a permanent post before such appointment, he shall be entitled to leave as a permanent Government servant.

2. The period of joining time availed of by a probationer on return from leave should be counted towards the prescribed period of probation if but for the leave, he would have continued to officiate in the post to which he was appointed.

3. If, for any reason, it is proposed to terminate the services of a probationer, any leave which may be granted to him shall not extend

(i) Beyond the date on which the probation period as already sanctioned or extended expires, or

(ii) Beyond any earlier date on which his services are terminated by the orders of an authority competent to appoint him.

EXTENSION OF PROBATION PERIOD

4. If during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course or passed the requisite departmental examinations prescribed [proficiency in Hindi, etc.), if any, the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary, subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period of probation.

5. The Appointing Authority may, if it so thinks fit, extend the period of probation of a Government servant by a specified period but the total period of probation does not exceed double the normal period. In such cases, periodic reviews should be done and extension should not be done for a long period at one time.

6. Where a probationer who has completed the period of probation to the satisfaction of the Central Government is required to be confirmed, he shall be confirmed in the Service/Post at the end of his period of probation, having been completed satisfactorily.

7. Some employees are not able to complete the probation on account of availing leave for long duration during probation period. In such cases if an employee does not complete 75% of the total duration prescribed for probation on account of availing any kind of leave as permissible to a probationer under the Rules, his/her probation period may be extended by the length of the Leave availed, but not exceeding double the prescribed period of probation.

TERMINATION OF PROBATION

8. The decision whether an employee should be confirmed or his probation extended should be taken soon after the expiry of the initial probationary period, that is within six to eight weeks, and communicated to the employee together with the reasons in case of extension. A probationer who is not making satisfactory progress or who shows himself to be inadequate for the service in any way should be informed of his shortcomings well before the expiry of the original probationary period so that he can make special efforts at self-improvement

9. On the expiry of the period of probation, steps should be taken to obtain the assessment reports on the probationer to:-

i. Confirm the probationer/issue orders regarding satisfactory termination of probation, as the case may be, if the probation has been completed to the satisfaction of the competent authority; or

ii. Extend the period of probation or discharge the probationer or terminate the services of the probationer as the case may be, in accordance with the relevant rules and orders, if the probationer has not completed the period of probation satisfactorily.
10. In order to ensure that delays do not occur in confirmation, timely action must be initiated in advance so that the time limit is adherred to.

11. If it appears to the Appointing Authority, at any time, during or at the end of the period of probation that a Government servant has not made sufficient use of his opportunities or is not making satisfactory progress, the Appointing Authority may revert him to the post held substantively by him immediately preceding his appointment, provided he holds a lien thereon or in other cases may discharge or terminate him from service.

12. A Probationer reverted or discharged from service during or at the end of the period of probation shall not be entitled to any compensation.

CONFIRMATION

13. If, during the period of a probation or any extension thereof, as the case may be Government is of the opinion that an officer is not fit for permanent appointment, Government may discharge or revert the officer to the post held by him prior to his appointment in the service, as the case may be.

14. Confirmation will be made only once in the service of an official which will be in the entry grade post/service/cadre provided further confirmation shall be necessary when there is fresh entry subsequently in any other post/service/cadre by way of direct recruitment or otherwise. Confirmation is de linked from the availability of permanent vacancy in the grade. In other words, an officer who has successfully completed the probation, as prescribed under relevant rules, may be considered for confirmation. A specific order of confirmation will be issued when the case is cleared from all angels.

15. On satisfactory completion of the period of probation or extension thereof, the Government may confirm a temporary Government servant to his appointment from the date of completion of the period of his probation or extension thereof.

16. The date from which confirmation should be given effect to is the date following the date of satisfactory completion of the prescribed period of probation or the extended period of probation, as the case may be. The decision to confirm the probationer or to extend the period of probation as the case may be should be communicated to the probationer normally within 6 to 8 weeks. Confirmation of the probationer after completion of the period of probation is not automatic but is to be followed by formal orders. As long as no specific orders of confirmation or satisfactory completion of probation are issued to a probationer, such a probationer shall be deemed to have continued on probation.

17. Some employees are not able to complete the probation on account of availing leave for long duration during probation period. In such cases if an employee does not complete 75% of the total duration prescribed for probation on account of availing any kind of leave as permissible to a probationer under the Rules, his/her probation period may be extended by the length of the Leave availed, but not exceeding double the prescribed period of probation.

TERMINATION OF PROBATION

18. The decision whether an employee should be confirmed or his probation extended should be taken soon after the expiry of the initial probationary period, that is within six to eight weeks, and communicated to the employee together with the reasons in case of extension. A probationer who is not making satisfactory progress or who shows himself to be inadequate for the service in any way should be informed of his shortcomings well before the expiry of the original probationary period so that he can make special efforts at self-improvement

19. On the expiry of the period of probation, steps should be taken to obtain the assessment reports on the probationer to:-
i. Confirm the probationer/issue orders regarding satisfactory termination of probation, as the case may be, if the probation has been completed to the satisfaction of the competent authority; or

ii. Extend the period of probation or discharge the probationer or terminate the services of the probationer as the case may be, in accordance with the relevant rules and orders, if the probationer has not completed the period of probation satisfactorily.
20. In order to ensure that delays do not occur in confirmation, timely action must be initiated in advance so that the time limit is adherred to.

21. If it appears to the Appointing Authority, at any time, during or at the end of the period of probation that a Government servant has not made sufficient use of his opportunities or is not making satisfactory progress, the Appointing Authority may revert him to the post held substantively by him immediately preceding his appointment, provided he holds a lien thereon or in other cases may discharge or terminate him from service.

22. A Probationer reverted or discharged from service during or at the end of the period of probation shall not be entitled to any compensation.

CONFIRMATION

23. If, during the period of a probation or any extension thereof, as the case may be Government is of the opinion that an officer is not fit for permanent appointment, Government may discharge or revert the officer to the post held by him prior to his appointment in the service, as the case may be

24. Confirmation will be made only once in the service of an official which will be in the entry grade post/service/cadre provided further confirmation shall be necessary when there is fresh entry subsequently in any other post/service/cadre by way of direct recruitment or otherwise. Confirmation is de linked from the availability of permanent vacancy in the grade. In other words, an officer who has successfully completed the probation, as prescribed under relevant rules, may be considered for confirmation. A specific order of confirmation will be issued when the case is cleared from all angels.

25. On satisfactory completion of the period of probation or extension thereof, the Government may confirm a temporary Government servant to his appointment from the date of completion of the period of his probation or extension thereof.

26. The date from which confirmation should be given effect to is the date following the date of satisfactory completion of the prescribed period of probation or the extended period of probation, as the case may be. The decision to confirm the probationer or to extend the period of probation as the case may be should be communicated to the probationer normally within 6 to 8 weeks. Confirmation of the probationer after completion of the period of probation is not automatic but is to be followed by formal orders. As long as no specific orders of confirmation or satisfactory completion of probation are issued to a probationer, such a probationer shall be deemed to have contined on probation.

28. Where probation on promotion is prescribed, the appointing authority will on completion of the prescribed period of probation assess the work and conduct of the officer himself and in case the conclusion is that the officer is fit to hold the higher grade, he will pass on order declaring that the person concerned has successfully completed the probation. If the appointing authority considers that the work of the officer has not been satisfactory or needs to be watched for some more time he may revert him to the post/service/cadre from which he was promoted, or extend the period of probation, as the case may be.

29. Since there will be no confirmation on promotion before an official is declared to have completed the probation satisfactorily, rigorous screening of his performance should be made and there should be no hesitation to revert a person to the post or grade from which he was promoted if the work of the officer during probation has not been satisfactory.

30. A Government servant appointed by transfer would duly have been confirmed in the earlier post. In such a case further confirmation in the new post would not be necessary and he could be treated as permanent in the new post. Where, however, a Government servant who has not already been confirmed in the old post is appointed by transfer, it would be necessary to confirm him in the new post. In such case, he may be considered for confirmation after watching him for two years. Within that period of two years, the officer would earn two reports in the new grade and the DPC may consider his case for confirmation on the basis of these APARs.

Source: https://dopt.gov.in/

Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government

Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government

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No.21/3/2017E-IIB
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 12th July, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government.

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification whether Transport Allowance at double the normal rate is admissible to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government who have been provided with Government Accommodation within one km. of office or within the campus housing the place of work and residence.

2. The matter has been considered in this Department and it clarified that persons with disabilities employed in Central Government, as mentioned in Para 2(iii) of 0M No.21/5/2017-EII(B) dated 07.07.2017 regarding grant of Transport Allowance as 7th CPC rates, are eligible to draw Transport Allowance at double the normal rates + DA thereon, irrespective of whether they are residing within the campus - housing the place of work and residence or Govt. or private accommodation within one km. of office.

3. All other terms and conditions regulating the Transport Allowance at double the normal rates will remain the same.

4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Source: https://www.doe.gov.in/

Long Pending issues & ongoing agitation - Income Tax Employees and Officers Associations


Long Pending issues & ongoing agitation - Income Tax Employees and Officers Associations

No. 2/2018-19
Dated, 9th July, 2018
To
The Presidents/General Secretaries
of all the Units/Circles of ITGOA and ITEF

Dear Comrades,
Sub : Long Pending issues & ongoing agitation - regarding

As decided earlier by the Central JCA to embark upon the path of agitation on various issues affecting the membership of the JCA from 17th May 2018, all the affiliated units have participated in the agitation programme and successfully completed the first phase of agitation. It was due to the unified agitation of the members of the JCA, the CBDT had invited the JCA for a discussion on 26th June 2018 on the charter of demands. Though the meeting lasted more than 2(two) hours but no such concrete/positive assurances were received from the Chairman, CBDT regarding resolving of the issues at the earliest. On 27th June 2018 the matter was discussed in the Central JCA meeting held at Civic Centre, Delhi. The meeting threadbarely discussed the outcome of the meeting with the Chairman, CBDT and was of the opinion to continue the ongoing agitation till the minutes of the meeting is made available to the JCA. It was further decided that on receipt of the minutes, further intensification of the agitation would be decided, if necessary.

As per the decision of the meeting, we have persuaded with the Authorities of the CBDT for issuing the minutes immediately but the same was till awaited. Moreover, we have also observed that some of the issues on which positive assurances were given by the Chairman, CBDT, there were no progress. Considering the impasse continuing in the Board on resolving the issues we have no other alternative but to intensify the agitation.

Accordingly, as per the decision of the Central JCA meeting dated 27th June 2018 authorising the Joint Convenors to suggest for the intensification of the agitation, it is now decided to mount Phase-II of our agitation from 23rd July 2018. It was further decided to submit the same to the Chairman, CBDT informing him about the intensification of the agitational programme if the issues did not get resolved by 20th July 2018. It was further decided to hold Press meet on 20th July 2018 by all the Circles/Units at their respective headquarters for wider publicity of the issues relating to genuine grievances of the officers and employees of the Department. A press note in this regard will be forwarded by Central JCA to all Circles/Units in due time. The Central JCA will also undertake mobilisation programme from 16th to 20th July, 2018 and all Unit leadership are requested for extensive campaigning in all offices of respective Regions for implementation of the following programme successfully.

The next phase of agitation will be as under :- JULY 2018 ONWARDS

1) Lunch Hour Demonstration on 23rd July, 2018 in all stations;

2) To boycott Income Tax Day on 24th July 2018 and observing Black Day by wearing Black Ribbons. The members of JCA will not participate in any meeting of the committee that may be constituted for organising this programme immediately after issuance of the Circular of JCA.

3) Black Flag Demonstration on visiting Chairman/Members of CBDT and Officials of Directorates in all income tax offices where they visit. Boycott Outreach programme/Seminar by Officers/Officials (visit to Schools, TDS seminar etc.)

4) Not to attend office on Saturday , Sunday & Holidays by the JCA members.

5) Not to attend any duty in the nature of protocol duty by members of JCA

AUGUST 2018 ONWARDS

1) Non-participation in the Search and seizure operation, Survey including TDS & recovery Survey and spot verification;

2) Mass squatting programme by Office Bearers and Committee Members of the JCA in front of the Chamber/Conference Hall whenever the Video Conference takes place.

3) Observing Day Long Fasting on 9th August, 2018 from 10 AM to 5 PM by the Office Bearers and Committee Members of the JCA at all stations of PCCIT/CCIT/PCIT.

4) Half-a-day (from 2 PM) Walk Out on 28th August 2018.

SEPTEMBER 2018

One day Token Strike on 12TH September, 2018 by the members of the JCA. It was also decided that the Central JCA will meet again to take stock of the situation during the month of August, 2018. All the units of the JCA are requested to ensure implementation of the aforementioned agitational programme in case of non-settlement of the issues within 20th July 2018.

It was also decided that in many regions the local administration had constituted committees for celebration of the Income Tax Day on 24th July 2018. As we have already decided to boycott the Income Tax Day celebration hence we appeal to all our members who were nominated in the committees should not extend any co- operation in this respect. We are hopeful that with the cent percentage participation of all the units and members, the issues above will reach to a logical end.

With revolutionary greetings,
Yours fraternally,
sd/-
(AmitavaDey) (RupakSarkar)
Joint Convenors
Source: http://www.itgoawbunit.org

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

DoPT: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During the 2019

DoPT: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During the 2019

Central-Government-Holiday-List-2019

Central Government Holidays List 2019

F.No. 12/2/2018-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 11th July,2018

Sub: Holidays To Be Observed In Central Government Offices During The 2019-Reg

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure - I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative offices of the central government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2019. 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 JAYANTI
  13. MUHARRAM
  14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD'S BIRTHDAY(ID-E-MILAD)
3.1 In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para2, 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 with in the concerned state shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter.
  1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
  2. HOLI
  3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
  4. RAM NAVAMI
  5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
  6. GANESH CHATURTHI/VINAYAK CHATURTHI
  7. MAKAR SANKRANTI
  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/NAURAJ/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 festival falling on the same day.
  1. 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 (indicated in para 3.1), 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'I Fitr, Idu'I 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'I Fitr, Idu'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.
  1. In 2019, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday, October 27, 2019 (Kartika 05). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi 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.
  2. 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 2019, subject to para 3.2 above.
  3. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs
  4. 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 12 (Twelve) holidays of their own only after including in the list three National Holidays and Budha Purnima, Janamashtami (Vaishnava), Diwali, Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad in the list of compulsory holidays falling on day of weekly off.
  5. 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.
  6. Hindi version will follow.
(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Tel:23092338

ANNEXURE - I
LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI

S.NoHolidayDateSaka DateDay

1940 SKA ERA

1Republic DayJanuary 26Magha 06Saturday
2Maha ShivaratriMarch 04Phalguna 13Monday
3HoliMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday

1941 SAKA ERA

4Mahavir JayantiApril 17Chaitra 27Wednesday
5Good FridayApril 19Chaitra 29Friday
6Buddha PurnimaMay 18Vaisakha 28Saturday
7Id-Ul-FitrJune 05Jyaishtha 15Wednesday
8Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid)August 12Sravana 21Monday
9Independence DayAugust 15Sravana 24Thursday
10JanmashtamiAugust 24Bhadra 02Saturday
11MuharramSeptember 10Bhadra 19Tuesday
12Mahatma Gandhi's BirthdayOctober 02Asvina 10Wednesday
13DussehraOctober 08Asvina 16Tuesday
14Diwali (Deepavali)October 27Kartika 05Sunday
15Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)November 10Kartika 19Sunday
16Guru Nanak's BirthdayNovember 12Kartika 21Tuesday
17Christmas DayDecember 25Pausha 04Wednesday

ANNEXURE - II
LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.NoHolidayDateSaka DateDay

SAKA ERA 1940

1New Year's dayJanuary 01Pausha 11Tuesday
2LohriJanuary 13Pausha 23Sunday
3Makar SankrantiJanuary 14Pausha 24Monday
4PongalJanuary 15Pausha 25Tuesday
5Basant Panchami/Sri PanchamiFebruary 10Magha 21Sunday
6Guru Ravidas's BirthdayFebruary 19Magha 30Tuesday
7Shivaji JayantiFebruary 19Magha 30Tuesday
8Swami Dayananda Saraswati JayantiMarch 01Phalguna 10Thursday
9Holika DahanMarch 20Phalguna 29Wednesday
10DolyatraMarch 21Phalguna 30Thursday
11Hazarat Ali's BirthdayMarch 21Phalguna 30 Thursday

SAKA ERA 1941

12Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti ChandApril 06Chaitra 16Saturday
13Ram Navami (Smarta)April 13Chaitra 23Saturday
14Vaiskhi/Vishu/MesadiApril 14Chaitra 24Sunday
15Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam)April 15Chaitra 25Monday
16Easter SundayApril 21Vaisakha 01Sunday
17Guru Rabindranath's birthdayMay 09Vaisakha 19Thursday
18Jamat -Ul-VidaMay 31Jyaishtha 10Friday
19Rath YatraJuly 04Ashadha 13Thursday
20Raksha BandhanAugust 15Sravana 24Thursday
21Parsi New Year's day/NaurajAugust 17Sravana 26Saturday
22Vinayaka Chaturthi/Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 02Bhadra 11Monday
23Onam or Thiru Onam DaySeptember 11Bhadra 20Wednesday
24Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)October 05Asvina 13Saturday
25Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)October 06Asvina 14Sunday
26Dussehra (Maha Navmi)October 07Asvina 15Monday
27Maharishi Valmiki's BirthdayOctober 13Asvina 21Sunday
28Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)October 17Asvina 25Thursday
29Naraka ChaturdasiOctober 27Kartika 05Sunday
30Govardhan PujaOctober 28Kartika 06Monday
31Bhai DujOctober 29Kartika 07Tuesday
32Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)November 02Kartika 11Saturday
33Guru Tag Bahadur's Martyrdom DayNovember 24Agrahayana 03Sunday
34Christmas EveDecember 24Pausha 03Tuesday

Source: DoPT

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