Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Application of "Very Good" bench mark for grant of Financial upgradation under MACPS


Application of "Very Good" bench mark for grant of Financial upgradation under MACPS

No. 35014/1/2017-Estt.D
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 11.05.2018
To
Shri M. Krishnan,
Secretary General & Member,
Standing Committee National Council JCM,
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers,
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building,
New Delhi.

Sub:- Application of "Very Good" bench mark for grant of Financial upgradation under MACPS, regarding.


I am directed to refer to your letter No. Confdn/Genl/2016-19 dated 14.03.2018 on the above mentioned subject and to state that there is no question of allowing second opportunity of representation against the APAR which are post 2009 as these are already disclosed to the employees in APAR process. However, 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.

2. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (E).
Yours faithfully,
(Kuldeep chaudhary)
Section Officer
Ph. No-23040398
Source: Confederation

Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator Comments


Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator Comments
No.35014/1/2014-Estt.D

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Dlehi
Dated: 02.02.2018
Office Memorandum
Sub: Proposal of the Staff Side to record disagreement of unsettled 6th CPC anomalies and to refer the same to Arbitrator Comments, regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to JCA Section’s OM No. 11/1/2015-JCA dated 29.11.2017 and OM No. 3/3/2016-JCA dated 18.01.2018 on the above mentioned subject. With regard to request of JCA Section to discuss the issue with Staff Side. It is stated that it is not known on which issue Staff-Side desires to discuss the issue. Since the MACP Scheme is very complex, it would be appropriate that the matter may be discussed in the JCM meeting itself. However, latest status on the issue raised by Staff Side in the Standing Committee meeting held on 27.07.2012, 25.10.2016 and 03.05.2017 are furnished as under:-
FOLLOW UP ACTION AND LATEST STATUS ON THE ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING ON MACP HELD ON 27.07.2012
S.No.ItemRecommendationsFollow up actionLatest Status
1.Grant of MACP in the promotional hierachyStaff side was informed that it was not possible to
agree to the demand. Demand for allowing individual option for either ACPS or
MACPS was also not agreed to.
No, action is requiredMatter is sub- judice before Hon'ble Supreme Court.
2.Date of effect of MACP SchemeStaff side was advised to reconsider their demand
for making MACPS effective from 01.01.2006.
No action.No action
3.Counting of 50% of service rendered by Temporary
Status Casual Labour for reckoning 10/20/30 years under MACP Scheme that
post.
It was decided that this issue may be taken up by
the staff side in the National Council separately.
No action is required
8.Stepping up of pay of senior incumbents at par with
junior incumbents as a consequence of ACP/MACPS.
Official side states that steeping up of pay in the
pay band or grade pay w.r.to junior getting more pay than the senior on
account of pay fixation under the MACP Scheme can be considered as a special
dispensation and suitable clarificatory instructions will be considered.
1. Instructions in this regard have been issued vide OM dated
04.10.2012.
2. On a reference from Ministry of Railways, the issue was
considered, wherein it was categorically stated that the anomaly in Accounts Cadre of Railways cannot be
attributed to ACP/MACP Schemes, but due to facility cadre structure.
7th CPC has recommended in Para 11.40.81
for stepping up of pay in circumstantial ground prevalent in M/o Railways.
On the proposal of M/o Railways for accepting this
recommendation of 7th CPC, file has been referred to D/o
Expenditure for approval
9.Benchmark for MACPSuitable instructions to be issued that wherever
promotions are given on non selection basis (seniority- cum-fitness) the
prescribed benchmark as mentioned in para 17 of Annexure 1 of MACPS dated
19.05.2009 will not be applicable and the benchmark for promotion will apply
for the purpose of MACPS.
Instructions in this regard have been issued vide OM
dated 04.12.2012
As per recommendations of 7th CPC, Benchmark
for MACP has been enhanced to Very Good for all the posts vide OM dated
28.09.2016
10.Grant of ACP benefit to Artisan Staff of Ministry of
Defence.
Official side informed that the matter has already
been examined and it is not amenable so acceptance.
The matter has been again examined on a reference
from M/o Defence.
The matter has been closed in the meeting of
Standing Committee held on 03.05.2017.
11.Issues already resolved and hence closedMultiple issuesClosed.No action.
12.Employees who got one promotion prior to 01.09.2008
and completed over two decades of service without benefit of promotion and are
denied third MACPs.
Official side has stated that this is a peculiar
situtation and agreed to consider this issue on the basis of a reference to
be made by the Ministry of Railways.
On a reference from M/o Railways the issue was
examined in consultation with the D/o Expenditure and the proposal was not
agreed to.
No action.
Follow up action on the meeting of Standing Committee held on 25.10.2016 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) on the issues relating to MACPS
S.No.ItemRecommendationsFollow up action
5(xii)Ensuring Five Promotions in the Service Career and Grant of MACP in the promotional hierarchy.It was observed by Secretary (P) that the reason behind delay in promotion was also due to delay in completion and implementation of cadre review report and instructions would be issued to speed up cadre review.Action required from CRD Division. With regard to other demand i.e. grant of MACP in
promotional hierachy, it is stated that if MACP will be granted in the promotional hierarchy, it will give rise to uneven benefit to employees falling in the same pay scale since several organizations adopted different hierarchical pattern. Consequently employees working in organizations having  greater number of intermediate greater number of intermediate grades will suffer because financial upgradation under MACPS will place them in lower pay scale vis-à-vis similarly placed employees in another organization that had lesser intermediary grades.Further, 7th CPC has also recommended that MACP will continue to be administered in the hierarchy of level in the
Pay Matrix
6(vii)Grant of 3rd MACP in GP Rs. 4600/- to the
Master Craftsman (MCM) of Defence Ministry who were holding the post of MCM in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000/- as on 31.12.2005.
Joint Secretary (Estt.). DoP&T informed that the issued would be re-examined.Formal proposal of M/o Defence has been received. The
matter was discussed with the representatives of M/o Defence twice i.e. on 19.01.2016 and 26.01.2016. The issue will be referred to D/o Expenditure for
reconsideration of their earlier advice.
6(xiii)Withdraw the stringent conditions unilaterally imposed by Government for grant of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) in promotion and grant MACP on promotional.Staff Side demand that Government should either make MACP promotional hierarchy centric or they should not make it conditional..Joint Secretary (Estt.). DoP&T explained that the principle stil remains the same as for promotion also, the benchmark is "Very Good".No action is required.
 Follow up action on the meeting of Standing Committee held on 03.05.2017 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) on the issues relating to MACPS
S.No.ItemRecommendationsComments of Establishment Division
12.Ensuring Five promotions in the Service CareerIt was informed that when this anomaly was earlier pointed out to the Joint Committee it was promised that this would be
reconsidered and rectified. They suggested that if the MACP scheme was considered more beneficial the employee should be given option to choose
whether be wants ACP Scheme of MACP scheme. The Chairman desired to know if there was any pay commission recommendation on this issue, on which he was informed that there was not.
It was decided that the Establishment Division would
examine the issue further.
It is stated that if MACP will be granted in the
promotional hierarchy it will give rise to uneven benefit to employees
falling in the same pay scale since several organizations adopted different hierarchical pattern. Consequently employees working in organizations having greater number of intermediate grades will suffer because financial
upgradation under MACPS will place them in lower pay scale vis-à-vis
similarly placed employees in another organization that had lesser intermediary grades.
Further, 7th CPC has also recommended that MACP will continue to be administered in the hierarchy of levels in the
Pay Matrix.
19.Grant of 3rd MACP in GP Rs. 4600 to the
Master Craftsmen (MCM) of Defence Ministry who were holding the post of MCM in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 as on 31/12/2005
Establishment Division had through their letter
dated 09.02.2017 informed that a formal proposal of M/o Defence had been received. The matter was discussed with the representatives of M/o Defence twice i.e. on 19.01.2016, and 26.01.2016. The issue will be referred to D/o Expenditure for reconsideration of their earlier advice.
The Staff-Side expressed satisfaction with the action taken. It was decided that the item may be closed.
No action.
25Withdraw the stringent conditions unilaterally
imposed by Government on grant of Modified Career Progression (MACP) in promotions and grant of MACP on promotional hierarchy.
JS (Admn and JCA) informed that ever since the
introduction of disclosure of APARs, the number of employees getting higher
level of gradings may rise. Proposal needed to be evidence based. It was
decided that the Ministry of Railways may provide data on the trend of recorded gradings of APARS.
Though the matter assigned to M/o Railways, however, it is stated that the issue of enhancing the benchmark for promotion is under active consideration of the Government and the modalities decided in the matter of promotion will be made applicable in the case of MACP.
2. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Establishment).
(Kuldeep Chaudhary)
Section Officer
Ph.No. 23040398
Source: Confederation

DoPT: Calendar for Cadre Review of Central Group 'A' Services


DoPT: Calendar for Cadre Review of Central Group 'A' Services

F. No. I. 11019/9/2018-CRD
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Cadre Review Division
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated 25 /5/2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Calendar for Cadre Review of Central Group 'A' Services

The undersigned is directed to say that in terms of this Department's OM No. I. 11011/1/1009-CRD dated 14/12/2010 the ideal periodicity of cadre review is 5 years. Despite the said instructions and repeated reminders, it has been observed that the said periodicity is not followed. The cadre review in some cases is pending for even more than 40 years.

2. In view of the above, this Department has prepared a calendar (Annexure) for cadre review of the Central group 'A' Services, which is required to be followed by the Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCA) strictly. The months and year mentioned in the calendar is the time frame by which the cadre review proposal should be submitted by the Cadre Controlling Authorities to DoPT positively.

3. All the CCAs are therefore requested to submit cadre review proposals in accordance with the calendar without any exemption. For other service which have not been mentioned in the calendar and the cadre review is not due, the Cadre Controlling Authority concerned may submit their proposal in accordance with the Cadre Review Guidelines, as and when they feel that the cadre review is required.

4. Any proposal for addition in cadre strength of Central Group 'A' Services (Creation, encadrement, upgradation, merger etc.) must be routed through DoPT as reiterated in this Department's OM No. I. 11019/17/2016- CRD dated 15/2/2017.
Sd/-
(M S Subramanya Rao)
Director (CRD)
To
All the Cadre Controlling Authorities of Central Group 'A' Services (as per list enclosed)

Copy to:
1. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (Attn: Mrs. Annie G. Mathew, JS (Pers)), North Block, New Delhi
2. Estt. (RR), DoPT
ANNEXURE
Calendar for Cadre Review/ Midterm cadre review 2018

Cadre Review completed :
1. Central Industrial Security Force
2. Indian Petroleum and Explosive Safety Service (IPESS) (New Service)

Proposals under consideration :
1. Indian Railway Personnel Service
2. Indian Railway Traffic Service
3. Indian Railway Service of Engineers
4. Indian Railway Accounts Service
5. Indian Railway Stores Service
6. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
7. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
8. Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
9. Railway Protection Force
10. Indian Defence Estate Service
11. Indian Naval Armament Service
12. Indian P&T Building Works Service
13. Indian Economic Service
14. Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service

JULY
1. Defence Research and Development Service
2. Survey of India Group 'A'
3. Indian Metrological Service

AUGUST
1. Central Water Engineering Service
2. Medical cadre of BSF
3. Medical cadre of ITBP
4. Medical cadre of CRPF
5. Indo-Tibet Border Police
6. Indian Foreign Service
7. Central Health Service
8. Indian Railway Medical Service

SEPTEMBER
1. Defence Quality Assurance Service
2. Indian Legal Service
3. Indian Corporate Law Service

OCTOBER
1. Geological Survey of India (All services)
2. Central Engineering Service (CPWD)
3. Central Architect Service (CPWD)
4. Central Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Service (CPWD)
5. Military Engineering Service [Engineering cadre (IDSE), Surveyor cadre and Architect cadre]

NOVEMBER
1. Indian Revenue Service
2. Indian Radio Regulatory Service
3. Central Labour service

DECEMBER
1. Indian Revenue Service (Customs)
2. Indian Cost Accounts Service
3. Indian Information Service (Mid-term review)

Note:

1. For IPESS Cabinet approval obtained. Notification/Order to be issued by the Department.

2. For Indian Economic Service, CCA is required to provide information sought by DoPT latest by 30/5/2018

3. The month indicated above is the target month for the CCAs for submission of cadre review proposal to this department.

4. Services, where cadre review could not be undertaken due to any court cases (s) related to cadre review, the concerned CCA may provide detail of such case and reason(s) for non conducting cadre review with approval of Minister-in-charge. In remaining cases, even if the CCA is of the view that no change required in the cadre, objective of the formation of service, changes which took place since last Cadre Review, requirement of service/posts in present scenario may be assessed and sent to this department with the approval of Minister- in-Charge.

5. CCA concerned may develop their own calendar for cadre review of Group 'B' and 'C' posts. No requirement for sending proposal of cadre review of Group 'B' and 'C' to this department unless question of policy or up gradation of posts from Group 'B' to Group 'A' is involved.

6 .For any assistance, Cadre Review Division of DOPT may be consulted.

Source: DoPT

DoPT: Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR)


DoPT: Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR)

Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) on SPARROW (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window) for all Organised Group 'A' Services - Extension of timelines for completion of APAR for the year 2017-18
No.21011/02/2015.A-II (Part.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Dlehi-110001
Dated the 21 May, 2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) on SPARROW (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window) for all Organised Group 'A' Services - Extension of timelines for completion of APAR for the year 2017-18.

The undersigned is directed to invite a reference to this Department O.M. of even number dated 16th April, 2018 on the above subject.

2. As some of the Cadre Controlling Authorities of Organised Group 'A' Services are facing practical difficulties in getting the self-appraisal of the officers under their cadre on SPARROW web portal due to technical problems, it has been decided that the target dates prescribed in this Department O.M. No.21011/1/2005-Estt.(A) (P(II) dated 23rd July, 2009 be further relaxed as one time measure only for online generation, filling up of self-appraisal, reporting, reviewing and acceptance of APAR for the year 2017-18 through SPARROW web portal. The revised target dates for recording of APAH online for the year 2017-18 is enclosed as Annexure. This relaxation is subject to the condition that no remarks shall be recorded in the APAR for the year 2017-18 after 31.12.2018. Where the reporting, reviewing and accepting authority fail to record their comments within the time frame, the officer may be assessed on the basis of the overall record and self-assessment for the year, if he has submitted his self-assessment within the stipulated time.

3. This has the approval of Secretary, DoPT.
sd/-
(Ashwin Dattetraya, Thakre)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Annexure to DoPT OM No.21011/02/2015-Estt.A-II (Part-1I) dated 21 May, 2018

Time schedule for generation and recording of APAR for the year 2017- 18 through SPARROW web portal.
S.NoActivityDate by which the No. activity to be completed
1Submission of self-appraisal to the reporting
officer
31st July, 2018
2Forwarding of report by reporting officer to  reviewing officer16th August, 2018
3Forwarding of report by Reviewing Officer  to Administration/APAR Cell or the acceptingauthority (wherever provided)31st August, 2018
4Appraisal by accepting authority, wherever provided15th September, 2018
5(i) Disclosure of APAR to the officer  reported upon where there is no accepting authority
(ii) Disclosure of APAR to the Officer reportedupon where there is accepting authority
10th September, 2018
25th September, 2018
6Receipt of representation, if any, on APAR15 days from the date of communication
7Forwarding of representation to the competent
authority
(i) Where there is no accepting authority for APAR
(ii) Where there is accepting authority  for APAR
30th September, 201831st October, 2018
8Disposal of representation by the Competent
authority
Within one month of the date of receipt of representation by the competent authority
9Communication of the decision of the competent
authority on the representation by the APAR Cell
Within 15 days of finalization of decision by competent authority
10End of entire APAR process, after which  the APAR will be finally taken on record31st December, 2018.

Source: DoPT

HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES


GDS

HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES
CENTRAL HEAD QUARTERS
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi - 110001
HISTORIC GDS ALL INDIA STRIKE
ORGANIZE ONE DAY HUNGER FAST IN FRONT OF MAJOR POST OFFICES ON 31st MAY 2018, THURSDAY, 10 AM TO 5 PM
JOIN THE SANCHAR BHAWAN MARCH (MARCH TO COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER'S OFFICE NEW DELHI) IN LARGE NUMBERS ON 1st JUNE 2018 AND MAKE IT A GRAND SUCCESS
Dear Comrades,
As you are aware the indefinite strike of GDS Unions (AIPEU-GDS, AIGDSU, NUGDS & BEDEU) entered the 8th day today. All India strike percentage is 96%. Five rounds of discussions held with Secretary, Department of Posts, Additional Director General, Posts and conciliation meetings of Regional Labour Commissioner failed due to the adamant and negative attitude of the Government and Department. As per the call of NFPE and all affiliates of NFPE, departmental employees in Postal department organised black badge campaign and protest demonstration as solidarity support to the GDS strike. In five states (Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal) departmental employees also organised solidarity strike eventhough in four states (Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal) they have withdrawn the solidarity strike on the fourth day due to compelling reason. In Kerala departmental employees of NFPE and FNPO are continuing their strike. In all states including those states where the departmental employees have withdrawn the solidarity strike, 100% GDS employees are continuing their strike.

Confederation of Central Government employees & Workers has already given call for daily demonstration in front of Postal and RMS offices and also extend full support and solidarity to the strike.

As the strike is continuing Confederation National Secretariat and NFPE Federal Secretariat has decided to organize mass hunger fast in front of major Post office/RMS offices on 31st May 2018 Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM. It is also decided to mobilise maximum number of employees from Delhi and nearby states in the Sanchar Bhawan March already announced by the striking GDS Unions on 1st June 2018 Friday at 10:30 AM.

All affiliates and State/District Level Coordinating Committees of Confederation and NFPE are requested to organize the above mentioned programmes in an effective manner with biggest participation of employees.
Yours fraternally,
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob: & WhastApp - 094470688125
(R. N. Parashar)
Secretary General
NFPE
Mob: WhatsApp - 09868819295
Source: Confederation

LTC: Admissibility of Free Sea Passage to Service Personnel


LTC: Admissibility of Free Sea Passage to Service Personnel

Office of CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam Delhi Cantt-110010

No.AT/IV/4026/PC-8
Dated 25-4-2018
To
The PCDA (AF)
The PCDA (Navy)
The CDA(IDS)

Sub : Admissibility of Free Sea Passage to Service Personnel

The case regard admissibility of free sea passage to service personnel at A&N islands was referred to MOD for Clarification. The MOD vide ID Note No.10(8)/2014-D(Mov) dt.22.4.2016 and 7.3.2018 has clarified the LTC/Concession entitlement of the service personnel posted at A & N group of Islands as under:

Service Personnel posted in A &N Islands are entitled for the following LTC/concessions as per various orders:
i. Normal LTC under provisions of Rue 177(A/B) and 184 of Travel Regulations.

ii. In addition they are entitled to one additional free passage including sea passage to their SPR/Hometown in terms of GoI MOD letter No.5(30/07/D(Mov) dt.28th April 2010. This has been incorporated under Rule 177© of Travel regulations (2014 edition)

iii. As per GoI MoD letter No.67669/AC/PS 3(a) /1613 /D(Pay/Services) dated 13th March 1973 service personnel and their families are entitled free sea passage appropriate class once a year to Kolkatta/Chennai & back in addition to LTC
LTC/concessions / Sea Passage claims of service personnel posted at A &N group of Islands may be dealt with accordingly.

This issues with the approval of Jt.CGDA(P&W)
sd/-
Sr.ACGDA (AT-IV)

Source: http://cgda.nic.in

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