Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Senior Citizen Entitlement of Employees

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Senior Citizen Entitlement of Employees
19 DEC 2018
Department of Social Justice & Empowerment has informed that there is at present no proposal in that Department for lowering the age of senior citizen. Government employees become entitle to pension on retirement. There is also no proposal to increase or decrease the age of retirement of Central Government Employees.

The salient features of the pension entitlements of employees retiring from the Central Government are as under:
  • A Government servant retiring in accordance with the rules, after completing a qualifying service of not less than 10 years, is entitled to a pension @ 50% of his last pay or 50% of average emoluments for the last 10 months, whichever is more beneficial to him/her.
  • After completion of 80 years of age or above, additional pension @ 20% to 100% is payable to the retired Government servant.
  • A retired/retiring Government servant is entitled to, at his/her option, a lump sum payment, by commutation of a maximum of 40% of his/her pension.
  • On retirement, a Government employee is entitled to a retirement gratuity based on his/her emoluments and length of qualifying service.
  • On death of a Central Government pensioner, the family is entitled to a family pension the amount of which is 50% of the last pay for a period of seven years, or for a period up to the date on which the retired deceased Government servant would have attained the age of 67 years had he/she survived, whichever is earlier. Thereafter, the amount of family pension is 30% of his last pay.  The amount of family pension is also increased by 20% to 100% after the family pensioner attains the age of 80 years and above.
  • The family of a Government servant, who dies while in service after having rendered not less than seven years’ continuous service, is entitled to a family pension 50% of the last pay for a period of ten years. Thereafter, the amount of family pension is 30% of his/her last pay.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Redresasal of Public Grievances & CPGRAMS

Redresasal of Public Grievances & CPGRAMS

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Redresasal of Public Grievances
19 DEC 2018
As per the data available on the online Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS), the year-wise number of grievances received and disposed off during the period from 1.1.2014 to 13.12.2018 in respect of Ministries/Departments of Government of India is as under:

There has been about fivefold increase in the number of grievances received in CPGRAMS from 2014 to 2017.  The rate of disposal has also kept pace with the number of grievances received during the period.  High rate of disposal has been achieved since the Government has taken every possible step to put in place a strong Grievance Redress Mechanism.

Government has taken several steps to make the Grievance Redressal Mechanism effective for quick disposal of public grievances which are as under:
(i)    Review of Grievances of identified Ministry/Department is undertaken every month during meetings conducted on PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) platform.

(ii)   For effective monitoring of grievances at Secretary level, an electronic Dashboard has been created showing the consolidated status of grievances disposed and pending, on CPGRAMS. Weekly reminders through SMS are also being sent for pending grievances.

(iii)  A Grievance Analysis Study in respect of  top 20 grievance receiving Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations listed on CPGRAMS for identifying grievance prone areas, their root cause analysis and suggested systemic reforms for reducing such grievances, has been carried out by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. Several suggested systemic reforms have been implemented by the concerned Ministries/Departments.  Some of these reforms are: automatic refunds on cancellation of Railway Tickets, Single Window Pension through disbursing Banks, intensive mechanized cleaning of coaches, e-verification of Income Tax Returns, expeditious Income Tax Returns upto Rs.50,000/-,  etc.

(iv) In continuation of the Grievance Analysis Study in respect of top 20 Ministries/ Departments receiving maximum grievances on CPGRAMS, another Grievance Analysis Study for next 20 Ministries/ Departments receiving bulk of the grievances has also been carried out by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.

(v)    A Public Grievances Call Centre has been set up for reminding the concerned officials of top 40 Ministries/Departments/Organizations for expeditious disposal of grievances pending for more than 2 months.

(vi)   An Award Scheme has been launched for recognising outstanding performance with respect to disposal of grievances on CPGRAMS on a quarterly basis through issue of Certificate of Appreciation.

(vii)  Review meetings are being taken on regular basis with the representatives of Central   Ministries/ Departments for monitoring pendency of public grievances.

(viii) Training on CPGRAMS is conducted on regular basis.     

(ix)  A new Mobile App which is more user-friendly for lodging of public grievances has been developed.  The Grievance Action Status can also be viewed on the mobile itself.  This has been integrated with Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance (UMANG).  This initiative also facilitates lodging of grievance anywhere anytime.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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Promotion on Public Rating


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Promotion on Public Rating
19 DEC 2018
The Government has no proposal under consideration to promote the Government officials based on public rating/feedback.

Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare has informed that an “Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate (DLC)" for pensioners was launched on 10th November, 2014.

Aadhaar is used for authentication of pensioners.  As a result of this facility the pensioner is not required to present himself before his pension disbursing agency or produce other documents that he is alive.

After generation of the DLC, the pension disbursing agencies integrated with the system will get access to the submitted DLC for processing and release of pension there after.

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has informed that it has a well-designed, multi-layered robust security system in place to maintain the highest level of data security and integrity in accordance with the Aadhaar Act, 2016 and the Regulations notified under the Act. Some of the security measures include provision of secure channel, implementation of Aadhaar Data Vault, Hardware Security Module, Registered Devices, Virtual ID-UID Token, biometric locking etc.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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LTC for New Joining Central Government Employees - FAQ


LTC for New Joining Central Government Employees - FAQ
FAQ - LTC FOR NEW JOINING CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Frequently Asked Questions on LTC entitlements of Fresh Recruit

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Leave Travel Concession entitlements of Fresh Recruit
The 6th CPC had recommended that "Fresh Recruits" to the Central Government may be allowed to travel to their Home Town along with their families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion. This was accepted by the Government and orders were issued vide DoPT O.M. No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.(A) dated 23rd September, 2008.

This Department receives a number of references seeking clarifications from various Ministry/ Departments about the year wise LTC entitlements of Fresh Recruits. Based on the same, a set of frequently asked questions have been answered as under:

Question 1. What are the LTC entitlements of a Fresh Recruit?
Answer: Fresh recruits to the Central Government are allowed to travel to their home town along with their families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion. This facility shall be available to the fresh recruits only for the first two blocks of four years applicable after joining the Government for the first time.
Question 2. How are the two blocks of four years applied to the Fresh Recruit?
Answer: The first two blocks of four years shall apply with reference to the initial date of joining the Government service even though the Govt. servant may change the job within the Government subsequently. However, as per Rule 7 of CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, the LTC entitlement of a fresh recruit will be calculated calendar year wise with effect from the date of completion of one year of regular service.
Question 3. Are the LTC blocks of four years in respect of Fresh Recruits same as the regular blocks like 2010-13, 2014-17?
Answer: No. The first two blocks of four years of fresh recruits will be personal to them. On completion of eight year of LTC, they will be treated at par with other regular LTC beneficiaries as per the prescribed blocks like 2014-17, 2018-21 etc.
Question 4. If a fresh recruit does not avail LTC facility in a particular year, can he/she avail it in the next year?
Answer: No. Carryover of LTC to the next year is not allowed in case of a fresh recruit as he is already entitled to every year LTC. Hence, if a fresh recruit does not avail of the LTC facility in any year, his LTC will deem to have lapsed with the end of that year.
Question 5. How will the LTC entitlements of a Fresh Recruit be exercised after the completion of eight years of service?
Answer: (a) After the completion of eight years of service, when the next LTC cycle of fresh recruit coincides with the beginning of the second two year block (eg. 2016-17) of the running four year block (2014-17), he will be eligible only for ‘Home Town’ LTC if he/she has availed ‘Any Place in India’ LTC in the eighth year. Cases, where the new LTC cycle of fresh recruit coincides with the second year of the running two year block (ex. 2017 of 2016-2017), he will not be eligible for LTC in that year. Refer illustrations 1 & 3 for further explanation. (b) At the end of the eighth year of LTC, when the new LTC cycle of a fresh recruit coincides with the beginning of a regular four year block, his entitlement in the regular block will be exercised as per the usual LTC Rules. Refer illustration 2.
Question 6. How will the LTC entitlement computed in case of a fresh recruit joining the service on 31st December of any year?
Answer: A fresh recruit who joins the Government service on 31st December of any year, will be eligible for LTC w.e.f. 31st December of next year. Since, 31st December is the last date of a calendar year, his first occasion of LTC ends with that year. Hence, he may avail his first Home Town LTC on the last day of that year. From next year onwards he would be eligible for the remaining seven LTCs. Refer illustration 3.
Question 7. How will the entitlements of a fresh recruit be computed who has joined the Govt. service before 01.09.2008?
Answer: A fresh recruit who has joined Government service before 01.09.2008 (i.e before the introduction of this scheme) and has not completed his first eight years of service as on 01.09.2008 will be eligible for this concession for the remaining time-period till the completion of first eight years of his/ her service. Refer illustration 4.
Question 8. Can a fresh recruit whose Home Town and Headquarters are same, avail LTC to Home Town?
Answer: No. A fresh recruit whose Home Town and Headquarters are same, cannot avail LTC to Home Town. He may avail LTC to any place in India on the fourth and eighth occasion only. As per Rule 8 of CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, LTC to Home Town shall be admissible irrespective of the distance between the Headquarters of the Govt. servant and his Home Town which implies that Headquarters and Home Town should be at different places.

Illustration

Illustration 1:
An employee joins the Government service on 1st September, 2008. As per the CCS (LTC) Rules, he will become eligible for LTC with effect from 1st September, 2009 (i.e. after the completion of one year of regular service). His entitlement for Home Town / All India would be as under:
Year of LTCType of LTCLTC Occasion
01.09.2008 – 31.08.2009Nil-
01.09.2009 – 31.12.2009Home Town1st
01.01.2010 – 31.12.2010Home Town2nd
01.01.2011 – 31.12.2011Home Town3rd
01.01.2012 – 31.12.2012Any Place in India4th
01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013Home Town5th
01.01.2014 – 31.12.2014Home Town6th
01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015Home Town7th
01.01.2016 – 31.12.2016Any Place in India8th
01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017Nil-
01.01.2018 – 31.12.2021New LTC Block
Explanation
1.After the completion of the first eight years, when the fresh recruit gets into the middle of the running regular block of four calendar years (ex. 2014-2017) where the new LTC cycle of fresh recruit coincides with the second year of the running two year block (ex. 2017 of 2016-2017), he will not be eligible for LTC in that year (i.e. 2017).
2.It can be seen from above that LTC entitlement for a fresh recruit is calculated calendar year wise with effect from the date of completion of one year of regular service.

Illustration 2:

An employee joins the Government service on 1st January, 2009. As per the CCS (LTC) Rules, he will become eligible for LTC with effect from 1st January, 2010 (i.e. after the completion of one year of regular service). His entitlement for Home Town / All India LTC would be as under:
Year of LTCType of LTCLTC Occasion
01.01.2009 – 31.12.2009Nil
01.01.2010 – 31.12.2010Home Town1st
01.01.2011 – 31.12.2011Home Town2nd
01.01.2012 – 31.12.2012Home Town3rd
01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013Any Place in India4th
01.01.2014 – 31.12.2014Home Town5th
01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015Home Town6th
01.01.2016 – 31.12.2016Home Town7th
01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017Any Place in India8th
01.01.2018 – 31.12.2021New LTC Block
Explanations:
1.A the end of the eighth year of LTC, when the new LTC cycle of a fresh recruit coincides with the beginning of a regular four year block, his entitlement in the regular block will be exercised as per the usual LTC Rules.Explanations:
Illustration 3:
An employee joins the Government service on 31st December, 2011. As per the CCS (LTC) Rules, he will become eligible for LTC with effect from 31st December, 2012 (i.e. after completion of one year of regular service). His entitlement for Home Town / All India LTC would be as under:
Year of LTCType of LTCLTC Occasion
31.01.2011 – 30.12.2012Nil
31.12.2012Home Town1st
01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013Home Town2nd
01.01.2014 – 31.12.2014Home Town3rd
01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015Any Place in India4th
01.01.2016 – 31.12.2016Home Town5th
01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017Home Town6th
01.01.2018 – 31.12.2018Home Town7th
01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019Any Place in India8th
01.01.2020 – 31.12.2021Home Town
01.01.2022 – 31.12.2025New LTC Block
Explanations:
i. A fresh recruit who joins on 31st December of any year, will be eligible for LTC w.e.f. 31st December of next year. Since, 31st December is the last date of that calendar year, his first occasion of LTC ends with that year. Hence, he may avail his first home town LTC on that day only (eg. 31st December, 2012). From next year onwards he will be eligible for the remaining seven LTCs.
ii. After the completion of eight years of service, when the next LTC cycle of fresh recruit coincides with the beginning of the second two year block (eg. 2020-21) of the running four year block (2018-21), he will be eligible only for the ‘Home Town’ LTC in that block if he has availed of ‘Any Place in India’ LTC in the eighth year. In case, the fresh recruit forgoes his eighth year LTC, then he has a choice to avail either ‘Any Place in India’ or ‘Home Town’ LTC in the following two year block (i.e. in 2020-21).
Illustration 4:
An employee joins the Government service on 10th May, 2006. As per the CCS (LTC) Rules, he will become eligible for LTC with effect from 10th May, 2007 (i.e. after the completion of one year of regular service). His entitlement for Home Town / All India LTC would be as under:
YEAR OF LTCTYPE OF LTCLTC OCCASION
10.05.2006 – 09.05.2007Nil
10.05.2007 – 31.12.2007Home Town/ Any Place in India1st
01.01.2008 – 31.12.2008Home Town2nd
01.01.2009 – 31.12.2009Home Town3rd
01.01.2010 – 31.12.2010Any Place in India4th
01.01.2011 – 31.12.2011Home Town5th
01.01.2012 – 31.12.2012Home Town6th
01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013Home Town7th
01.01.2014 – 31.12.2014Any Place in India8th
01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015Nil
01.01.2016 – 31.12.2017Home Town
Explanations:
A fresh recruit who has joined the Government service before 01.09.2008 (i.e. before the introduction of this scheme) and has not completed his first eight years of service as on 01.09.2008 will be eligible for this concession for the remaining time-period till the completion of first eight years of his/ her service. ,

Revision in the room rent of the ISTM Hostel


Revised Room Rent Rates of ISTM Hostel

Revision in the room rent of the ISTM Hostel

F.No.D-2109/17/2018-Hostel
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
INSTITUTE OF SECRETARIAT TRAINING & MANAGEMENT

Date 15th October, 2018
ORDER Subject: Revision in the room rent of the ISTM Hostel The revised room rent for ISTM Hostel Accommodation is as per the following rates:-


Room Rent of ISTM Hostel Room
S.NO.NATURE OF OCCUPANCY (PER HEAD)ROOM RENT (RS.)LICENSE FEE
1.Triple Sharing20010
2.Twin Sharing49010
3.Single (Guest)68020
4.Private Guest (With Approval of Director96040
5.Guest Rooms at Ground Floor (Newly Developed)112080

This issues with the approval of Director ISTM.
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(H.Govind)
Deputy Director (Admin.)

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