Wednesday, 28 March 2018

6th CPC Dearness Allowance Central Government: Enhanced from 139% to 142%

6th CPC DA Order: Enhanced from 139% to 142%
Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2018 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.
 
No.1/3/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, dated the 28th March, 2018.
Office Memorandum

Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.1.2018 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even No. dated 26th September, 2017 regarding revision of the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f 1.7.2017 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 139% to 142% w.e.f. 1.1.2018.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's O.M.No.1 (3)/2008-E.11(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.doe.gov.in

5th CPC Dearness Allowance Central Government Employees: Enhanced from 268% to 274%

Dearness Allowance to the employees of Central Government & Central Autonomous Bodies drawing pay as per 5th CPC - Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2018

 5th CPC DA Order: Enhanced from 268% to 274%

No.1/3/2008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, dated the 28th March, 2018
Office Memorandum
Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2018 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even No. dated 26th September, 2017 regarding revision of the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2017 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 268% to 274% w.e.f. 1.1.2018.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M.No.1(13)/97-E.11(B) dated 3rd October, 1997 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.doe.gov.in

Grant of vigilance clearance for obtaining passport


Grant of vigilance clearance for obtaining passport

F. No. 11012/7/2017-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi - 110001
Dated 28th March, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of vigilance clearance for obtaining passport.

The undersigned is directed to say that matter regarding guidelines for granting vigilance clearance to members of the Central Civil Service holding Central Civil Posts have been reviewed and it has been decided to lay down guidelines for grant of vigilance clearance to the Government servant for obtaining Indian Passport.

2. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has issued the guidelines for issuance of ordinary Passport to the Government servant vide O.M. No. VI/401/01/05/2014 dated 26.05.2015 in connection with procedures to be the followed in case of passport to be issued to Government servant.

3. In view of the above, it is mandatory for the administrative Department/Controlling Authority to check whether any provision of the Section 6(2) of the Passport Act, 1967 are attracted in the case of employee, who are working under them, while obtaining Indian Passport. As such, it is required to check the vigilance clearance of such Government servant.

4. Accordingly, it has been decided that vigilance clearance can be withheld only under the following circumstances:
(i) The officer is under suspension;

(ii) A charge sheet has been issued against the officer in a disciplinary proceeding and
the proceeding is pending.

(iii) Charge sheet has been filed in a Court by the investigating Agency in a criminal case and the case is pending.

(iv) Sanction for investigation or prosecution has been granted by the Competent Authority in a case under the PC Act or any other criminal matter.

(v) An FIR has been filed or a case has been registered by any Government entity against the officer, after a preliminary fact finding inquiry.

(vi) The officer is involved in a trap/ raid case on charges of corruption and investigation is pending.
5. Vigilance clearance shall not be withheld due to an FIR filed on the basis of a private complaint unless a charge-sheet has been filed by the investigating agency provided that there are no directions to the contrary by a competent court of law. However, the information regarding FIR may be provided to the Passport Office. The final decision will be taken by the concerned Passport Issuing Authority.

6. There may be situations wherein wards and relatives of the civil servants residing abroad (for education and other purposes) could be having medical emergencies or family events. The officer himself/ herself may require to visit abroad for medical reasons. Therefore, as a policy, ordinarily, a passport will not be granted if a disciplinary proceeding is pending against the officer. However, the competent authority can take a view wherein a foreign travel is necessitated due to extreme urgent situation like medical emergencies etc. on case to case basis.

7. All Ministries/ Departments/Offices are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all Disciplinary Authorities under their control.

8. Hindi version will follow.
(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT

KV School Fee Structure: Proposal for Revision of Tuition Fee


KV School Fee Structure: Proposal for Revision of Tuition Fee

"A proposal for enhancement of tuition fees was moved by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to its Board of Governors for approval. However no decision is taken on the matter".

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri Updendra Kushwaha said in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 26th March, 2018 that there is a proposal for enhancement of tuition fees was moved by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to its Board of Governors for approval. However no decision is taken on the matter.

Also he added, as per the codal provisions contained in the Accounts Code for the Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), the Sponsoring Project Authorities are at liberty to apply a differential fee structure in their sponsored KVs, if they so decide.

Three KVs vizSteel Plant, Visakhapatnam, Panchgram and BHEL Jagdishpur have enhanced the fees to augment their internal receipts for meeting the committed expenditure. Details are as follows:-
1. KV Steel Plant, Visakhapatnam:An increase of Rs.100 per month in the form of Project fees for Project students and Rs.350 per month (average) for non-Project students has been introduced by the project authority.

2. KV,Panchgram:An increase of Rs.500 per month in the form of development fees/Project Fees for both Project students and non-Project students has been introduced.

3. KV, BHEL Jagdishpur:An increase of Rs.927 per month (average) for BHEL students and Rs.1617 per month (average) for non BHEL students has been introduced by the Project Authority.

Fees of Class 1 to 12th in Kendriya Vidyalayas revised from 1.4.2013 and the same continued till now.  No tuition fee is charged from boys up to Class VIII, girls up to Class XII, for SC/ST students,
Children of KVS Employees, Children of Officers and men of the Armed Forces killed or disabled during the wars of 1962, 1965, 1971, 1999-Kargil War (against China and Pakistan).

FEE STRUCTURE (PER MONTH) w.e.f. 01.04.2013
1.
Admission Fee
Rs. 25.00
2.
Re Admission Fee
Rs 100.00
3.
Tuition Fee
3 (a)
Class IX & X (Boys)
Rs 200.00
3 (b)
Class XI & XII Commerce & Humanities (Boys)
Rs 300.00
3 (c)
Class XI & XII Science (Boys)
Rs.400.00
4.
Computer Fund
4 (a)
Class III onwards wherever Computer Education is being imparted
Rs 100.00
4 (b)
Computer Science Fee. (for elective subjects) + 2 stage
Rs 150.00
5
Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi (Classes I - XII)
Rs. 500.00

Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

F.No. 24(3)/E.Coord/2018
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 26th March 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India.

The Department of Expenditure has from time to time issued instructions on provision of telephone facilities, monetary ceilings on reimbursement to the officers of the Government of India. Given the increasing dependence on telecommunication technology including mobile telephones for carrying out official work, the existing instructions have been comprehensively reviewed, revised and the following instructions are hereby circulated for compliance by all Ministry/Departments, in supersession of all earlier instructions issued by this Department on the subject.

1. Official Telephones

1.1 All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for office telephone with STD facility. For officers of the level below Deputy Secretary, Ministry/Departments may decide in consultation with the Financial Advisers on providing STD facility depending on their functional requirements.

1.2 ISD facility is allowed on official telephones in respect of Administrative Secretaries only.

1.3 All other cases for providing ISD facility on official telephone for officers of the level below Secretary to the Government of India may be decided by the Administrative Secretary in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser.

1.4 Administrative Secretary/ Head of Departments may in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser provide officers below the level of Deputy Secretary official telephones with STD facility on functional basis. This facility should not be given in a routine manner but extreme caution and austerity should be exercised.

1.5 Financial Advisors shall submit a half-yearly report to D/o Expenditure on the number of ISD facility concurred/approved during a financial year.

2. Residential telephones

2.1. All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for one official residential landline telephone with STD facility.

2.2 Residential telephone can be allowed to officials below the rank of Deputy Secretary equivalent on functional basis subject to the condition that this facility shall be restricted to 25% of the sanctioned strength of Group 'A' officers in a Ministry/Department. This limit will equally apply to Attached and Subordinate offices.

2.3 ISD facility shall not be allowed on residential telephones.

2.4 Personal staff of Ministers [Private Secretary, Additional Private Secretary and 1st PA of Ministry] and Administrative Secretary [Principal Staff Officer (PSO)/ Senior Principal Private Secretary/ Principal Private Secretary/Private Secretary], Section Officer (Parliament) and Assistant Section Officer (Parliament) are entitled to the facility of one residential landline telephone.

3. Mobile Phone Handsets

3.1 Officers of the level of Secretary and equivalent will be entitled to reimbursement for one mobile handset costing not more than Rs.25,000/-(Rupees Twenty Five thousand only) once during the whole tenure. Global roaming facility shall not be allowed on the mobile connection.

4. Reimbursement of telephone call charges

4.1 Reimbursement of telephone call charges of residential telephone/ mobile phone/broadband/mobile data/data card shall be as per entitlement given below:

SI. No.Level/DesignationLimit on reimbursement
1Secretary to the Government of India and

equivalent level
Rs. 4200/- per month + taxes as applicable
2Additional Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent levelRs. 3000/- per month + taxes as applicable
3Joint Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent levelRs. 2700/- per month + taxes as applicable
4Director/Deputy Secretary to the

Government of India and equivalent level
Rs. 2250/- per month + taxes as applicable
5Below the rank of Deputy Secretary and
equivalent to the Government of India
(restricted to 50% of the sanctioned strength
of Group 'A' officers in a Ministry/
Department/Attached/Subordinate office)
Rs. 1200/- per month + taxes as applic

4.2 No SIM/data-card will be provided by office.

4.3 There will be no separate ceiling for the landline/ mobile/broadband/mobile data/data card. The amount reimbursable will cover landline and / or mobile /broadband/mobile data/data card connection and shall be limited to the ceiling prescribed or as per actuals whichever is lower. Call charges over and above the ceiling prescribed along with taxes thereon shall be paid by the officers

4.4 The amount shall be reimbursed on submission of bills/receipt by the concerned officer. Officers are at liberty to choose the service provider and the tariff package for residential landline/mobile phones.

4.5 In case where husband and wife are sharing the same residential landline telephone and both are entitled for reimbursement, only one of them will be allowed reimbursement against the residential landline telephone. The claim for mobile phone charges shall be treated separately for each of the officer subject to the entitled ceiling.
4.6 Reimbursement for mobile will be restricted to the officer in whose name the mobile connection is registered.

4.7 The entitlement of an officer drawing pay in a scale intervening between that of Director and Joint Secretary would be at par with that of Deputy Secretary/Director.

4.8 Excess expenditure upto 30% of the ceiling amount (applicable to the officer) can be reimbursed to officers of Joint Secretary equivalent and above and also to Private Secretary/ Officers on Special Duty to the Ministers subject to their submitting a certificate, duly justifying that excess expenditure incurred was for official purpose and unavoidable. This reimbursement would require the concurrence of the Financial Adviser concerned and sanction of the Administrative Secretary/ Secretary Equivalent of the Department/ Organization. In so far as Secretary/ Secretary equivalent officer are concerned, they shall be competent to exercise the aforesaid powers in their own cases. The power to sanction this expenditure shall not be delegated.

4.9 Telephone reimbursement will not be admissible in cases of Leave (of any nature) and trainings which are for more than one calendar month (s).

5. Mobile Facility during official visits abroad

5.1 Officials and delegations visiting abroad for the purpose of short official visits/meeting/conferences/workshops may be provided SIM card by our Mission / Embassy. In case SIM card is not provided by our Mission / Embassy, there will be a monetary ceiling of Rs.2000/- per day for officer above the level of Additional Secretary and equivalent and Rs.1000/- per day for other officers towards reimbursement of call charges.

5.2 No mobile phone facility shall be provided during training period whatsoever including training abroad.

6. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.
S/d,
(H.Atheli)
Director

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