Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Clarification on eligibility criteria for Graduate MTS & Graduate Clerk to Auditor Grade Departmental Examination


Clarification on eligibility criteria for Graduate MTS & Graduate Clerk to Auditor Grade Departmental Examination

Graduate-MTS-clerk-defence

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam Delhi Cantt.-110010

AN/ XI/11154/ 2017/ Mts-Clk (Graduate)
Date 03.07.2018
To,
ALL PCsDA/ CsDAIFAs / PC of A (Fys)

Sub: Clarification on eligibility criteria for appearing in Departmental Examination: Graduate MTS & Graduate Clerk to Auditor grade exam to be held in August -2018.

References are being received in this HQrs office seeking clarification regarding eligibility criteria for appearing in the Departmental examination for Graduate MTS and Graduate Clerk to the -post of Auditor to be held in the month of Aug-2018. Clarification are also being sought as to whether Stenos/ Driver/Staff other than Graduate MTS &Graduate Clerk are eligible to appear in the said exam.

2. The matter was examined in HQrs office and it is stated that eligibility criteria for the examination for the post of Auditor will be same as stipulated in amendment of Defence Accounts Department (Auditor) Recruitment Rule, 2009, promulgated vide S.R.O No. 23 dated 03rd May 2016 which clearly states 10% by promotion from amongst Graduate Clerk cum typist and Graduate MTS having a minimum of three years of service on passing Departmental Examination by them for the post of Auditor.

(P Rai)
Sr. Dy. CGDA(AN)
Source: cgda.nic.in

36th Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) Meeting of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban Sanctions a Total of 2,67,546 Houses from 10 States

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
36th Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) Meeting of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban Sanctions a Total of 2,67,546 Houses from 10 States

Madhya Pradesh gets 59,421 Houses, Gujarat-55,296, Maharashtra-52,935, Uttar Pradesh - 36,370, West Bengal - 26,604, Bihar - 15,924
24 JUL 2018
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of 2,67,546 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). The approval was given in the 36thmeeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee in its meeting held here today.

Madhya Pradesh has been sanctioned 59,421 houses while the sanction for Gujaratis 55,296 affordable houses.  The number of houses sanctioned for Maharashtra is 52,935, Uttar Pradesh 36,370 houses, West Bengal 26,604 houses and Bihar 15,924 houses.  Approvals given for Rajasthan stands at 8,600 houses while Chhattisgarh has been sanctioned 7,961 houses.  Punjab has been sanctioned 2,442 houses while the sanction for Uttarakhand is 1,993 houses.

With the above proposed houses, cumulative houses under PMAY(U) after subsuming projects of RAY scheme the total number of houses being funded under PMAY(Urban) would be 53,74,306 houses.

PIB

Identification of Benami Properties

Ministry of Finance
Identification of Benami Properties
24 JUL 2018
Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act 1988 as amended by the Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 seeks to prohibit the Benami Transactions irrespective of the method by which the Benami Property is acquired. Such Benami Transactions include transactions in respect of movable as well as immovable properties.

As on 30/06/2018, provisional attachments have been made in more than 1600 Benami Transactions involving Benami Properties valued at over Rs. 4,300 crores.

The Government of India has taken various steps to identify Benami Properties.  The Income-tax Department (ITD) has set-up 24 dedicated Benami Prohibition Units (BPUs) across India. These BPUs are involved in gathering information and matching the same with the data available for identifying the Benami Properties and taking effective action as per the provisions of Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act 1988 as amended by the Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016.

This was stated by Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in Written Reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) on SPARROW for CSS & CSSS Group A officers - Extension of timelines for completion of APAR for the financial year 2017-18.


Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) on SPARROW for CSS & CSSS Group A officers - Extension of timelines for completion of APAR for the financial year 2017-18.
IMMEDIATE
F. NO.22/1 0/2018-CS-1 (APAR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
CS -I (APAR)
2nd Floor, A Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi.
Dated : 24th July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) on SPARROW for CSS & CSSS Group A officers - Extension of timelines for completion of APAR for the financial year 2017-18.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No.21 011/1/2005/Estt.(A) (Pt.II) dated 23rd July, 2009 vide which various date-lines for recording of APARs have been defined.

2. It has been experienced that while recording of APAR for the financial year 2017-18 on SPARROW web portal, some of the cadre controlling authorities of CSS & CSSS Group 'A' officers are facing practical difficulties in getting the self-appraisal of the officers under their cadre due to technical reasons and also pre-occupation of Nodal Officers & ORU with urgent time-bound assignments. It has therefore, been decided that the target dates prescribed in the above referred O.M., be further relaxed as a one time measure only for online generation, filling up of self-appraisal, reporting, reviewing and acceptance of APAR in respect of CSS & CSSS Group 'A' officers for the financial year 2017-18 through SPARROW web portal. The revised target dates for recording of APAR online for the financial year 2017-18 is annexed. 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 acceptance 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 financial year 2017-18, if he/she has submitted his/her self-assessment within the stipulated time.

3. This issues with the approval of Secretary (P).
(Rajul Bhatt)
Director
To
Joint Secretary (Admn/Estt.),
All Ministry/Department (CSS/CSSS).
Annexure
(DoPT OM No. 22/1 0/2018-CS.I(APAR) dated 24th July, 2018)

Time schedule for generation and record ing of APAR in respect of CSS & CSSS Group 'A' officers for the financial year 2017-18 through SPARROW web portal.

S.No.ActivityDate by which the activity to be completed
1.Submission of self-appraisal by ORU to the Reporting Officer31 st July, 2018
2.Forwarding of report by reporting officer to Reviewing Officer16th August, 2018
3.Forwarding of report by Reviewing Officer to Administration/ APAR Cell or the Accepting Authority (wherever provided)31st August, 2018
4.Appraisal 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 reported upon where there is accepting authority(i) 10th September, 2018(ii) 25th September, 2018
6.Receipt of representation , if any, on APAR15 days from the date of communication
7.Forwarding of representation to the competent Authority(i) Where there is no accepting authority for APAR
(ii) Where there is accepting authority of APAR
(i) 30th September, 2018(ii) 31st October, 2018
8.Disposal of representation by the Competent authorityWithin one month of the date of receipt of representation by the competent authority.
9.Communication of the decision of the competent authority on the representation by the APAR CellWithin 15 days of finalization of decision by competent authority
10.End of entire APAR process, after which the APAR will be finally taken on record31st December, 2018

Source: DoPT

Admissibility of Nursing Allowance during absence of more than 30 days


Admissibility of Nursing Allowance during absence of more than 30 days

No.19051/03/2013-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, 19th July, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Admissibility of Nursing Allowance during absence of more than 30 days.

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Nursing Allowance to Nursing personnel working in various hospitals and institutions during absence of full calendar month(s) due to leave, training, tour etc.

2. The matter has been considered in this Department. It has been decided that Nursing Allowance will be admissible to Nursing personnel during absence of more than 30 days due to leave, training, tour etc., however, duration of such leave will be restricted to maximum 60 days. Beyond 60 days leave/ absence, the Nursing Allowance will not be admissible.

3. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Exp.).
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours - Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent


Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours - Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent

No. 19024/2212017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 19th July, 2017
Office Memorandum

Subject:  Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours - Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments' O.M. No. 19024/1/2005-E.IV dated 24.03.2006, O.M. No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.09.2010 and O.M. No. 19024/1/2012-E.IV dated 09.07.2013 regarding guidelines on Air travel. As per these guidelines, in all cases of Air Travel where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/website of Airlines) and if needed, by utilizing the services of three Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL), M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (ATT) and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC).

This Department is receiving a large number of proposals from various Ministries/Departments seeking ex-post-facto relaxation of the prescribed procedure for purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents only.

The matter has been reconsidered in this Department. All Ministries/Departments are again directed to:
(i) Ensure strict compliance of extant guidelines for purchase of air ticket directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/website of Airlines) or from three authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC only by all officials/offices under their control. Henceforth relaxation on account of ignorance/unawareness of these guidelines will not be considered by this Department.

(ii) In case of non-availability of authorized agent at a particular place, ticket may be booked from website of Airlines or web portal of Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd., M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC.

(iii) In respect of Non-officials of Committees/Boards/Panels, the concerned Ministry/ Department have to mention in the meeting notice that the Non-official Member has to purchase the ticket from authorized travel agent only otherwise his claim will not be settled by that Ministry/Department.

(iv) All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, etc. have to widely circulate this O.M. in all offices including attached/subordinate offices/ autonomous bodies under their control with specific instructions to Heads of Departments concerned for strict compliance of these guidelines. Non-compliance of these guidelines by Ministries/Departments will be treated as lapse on the part of the concerned Ministry/Department.
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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