Wednesday, 20 November 2019

MACP CAT Chandigarh - Ignore the promotion received for MACP purposes by the post bearing the same Grade Pay

MACP CAT Chandigarh

Ignore the promotion received for MACP purposes by the post bearing the same Grade Pay

MACP-Promotion-Grade-Pay-CAT-Chandigarh-judgement



CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL
CHANDIGARH BENCH
OA. 063/00687/2018
MA No. 063/00460/2019
Reserved on : 24.09.2019
Pronounced on: 14.11.2019
HON’BLE MR. SANJEEV KAUSHIK, MEMBER(J)
HON’BLE MR. A.K. BISHNOI , MEMBER(A)
  1. Shalini Naagi wife of Sh. Suraj Prakash, aged 49 years r/o H. No. 261, Gurdev Nagar, Zirkpur, Distt. Mohali (Pb) Office Superintendent, (Group ‘B’ Non Gazetted), Office of Additional Surveyor General, Northern Zone, Survey of India, Chandigarh.
  2. Satbir Singh son of Sh. Surjan Singh, aged 59 years, r/o H. No. 565, Sector 32-A, Chandigarh, Office Superintendent, (Group „B‟ Non-Gazetted) Office of Director HP GDC, Survey of India, Chandigarh.
  3. Habib Ahmad Siddiqui son of Late Sh. N.M. Siddiqui, aged 59 years r/o H. No. 603/B, Sector 32- A, Chandigarh, Office Superintendent, (Group „B‟ Non Gazetted) Office of Director Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh GDC, Survey of India, Chandigarh.
…APPLICANTS
(Through Shri R.C. Sharma, Advocate)
VERSUS
  1. Union of India, through Secretary to Government of India,Ministry of Science and Technology, New Mehrauli Road, Block C, Admin, New Delhi-110 016.
  2. The Surveyor General of India, Hathibarkala Estate, Dehradun, Uttrakhand.
  3. The Additional Surveyor General, Northern Zone, Survey of India, Sector 32-A, Chandigarh.
  4. Director, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh GDC, Survey of India, Sector 32-A, Chandigarh.
  5. Director, Himachal Pradesh GDC, Survey of India, Sector 32-A, Chandigarh.
…….RESPONDENTS
(Through Shri K.K. Thakur, Advocate)

ORDER

MR. A.K. BISHNOI, MEMBER (A):

The applicants have filed the present Original Application seeking the following reliefs:
“It is respectfully prayed that in view of the submissions made above this Hon’ble Tribunal may be pleased to set aside the impugned letters/ orders impugned communications/letters dated 22.05.2017 of the Respondent No.1 (Annexure A-6) and impugned letters dated 09.06.2017 and 01.12.2017 of the respondent number 2 (Annexure A-7 and A-8) effecting reversal and cancellation of the benefit of MACP granted to the applicants.”

Also check: IMPLEMENTATION OF HONARABLE SUPREME COURT ORDER ON MACP SCHEME

2. Briefly, the facts of the case are as follows:

2.1 On implementation of Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) with effect from 01.01.2006, both the posts of Assistant and Office Superintendent (OS) were merged and assigned the same pay band and grade pay i.e. Pay Band of Rs. 9300-34800 (PB 2) with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/-. On 15.06.2009, MACP Scheme was notified requiring financial upgradation on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years of service or 10 years of service in same grade pay.

2.2 The applicants were granted third MACP with effect from 30.07.2014, 27.09.2013 and 16.12.2012 vide letters dated 28.07.2014, 03.03.2014 and 03.01.2013 respectively on completion of 30 years of service and on remaining in the same grade pay for ten years. Some persons junior to the applicants who had not been promoted, were granted the benefit of third MACP with Grade Pay of Rs.4600/-. The applicants continued to receive pay and allowances on the basis of pay fixed after grant of MACP. However, through communication dated 22.05.2017, it was informed by respondent no.1 to respondent no.2 that MACP was not admissible to the applicants as the promotion from the post of Assistant to OS cannot be ignored for this purpose.

2.3 Subsequently, vide orders dated 09.06.2017 and 01.12.2017 (Annexures A-7 and A-8), the grant of MACP to the applicants was reversed. The applicants thereafter submitted representations to reconsider the decision of reducing the grade pay (Annexures A-9, A-10 and A-11) but no relief was granted by the respondents. Applicants have relied on the judgment rendered by the Hon‟ble Delhi High Court in Government of NCT of Delhi & Anr. Vs. S.K. Saraswat & Ors. decided on 09.05.2016 to fortify their stand.

3. The respondents in their counter reply have submitted that the applicants were promoted to the post of Office Superintendent from the post of Assistants on the dates as given above and were performing higher duties, but, in view of the merger of pay scales of Assistant and Office Superintendent as per Sixth CPC, the applicants were not granted any financial benefit on promotion from Assistant to the post of Superintendent at that stage. But, later on, as per the clarification dated 07.01.2013 received from Ministry of Finance, the applicants were granted the benefit of pay fixation by giving 3% increment and on completion of 30 years of regular service, they were granted third MACP with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- in PB-3 of Rs. 9300-34800. However, later on in view of some query raised, vide letter dated 22.05.2017, it was informed as follows:-
  • Assistants who have already received MACP in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- are not eligible for any financial benefit on regular promotion to the post of Office Superintendent.
  • No MACP is eligible to Office Superintendent by ignoring his promotion from the post of Assistant to Office Superintendent.
3.1. In view of the above instructions, the third MACP benefits granted to the applicants were cancelled and the fixation of pay in respect of the concerned officers was carried out as per SGO‟s letter dated 09.06.2017 (Annexure A-7).

3.2. Respondents have further submitted that they always have a right to rectify the mistake and in this regard, they have cited the judgments in Jagdish Prajapati Vs. the State of Rajasthan and Ors., 1998 (2) ATJ, P-286, Anand Prakash Vs. State of Punjab, 2005 (4) RSJ 749 and Raj Kumar Batra Vs. State of Haryana, 1992 (1) SCT 129.

4. Shri R.C. Sharma, learned counsel appearing on behalf of the applicants vehemently contended that the action of the respondents in withdrawing the MACP benefits was contrary to the spirit of the Scheme and in this regard specifically referred to para 5 of the MACP Scheme according to which where two posts have been merged and after merger carry the same grade pay, then the effect of promotion from one of these posts to the other shall be ignored for the purpose of granting upgradation under the MACP.

5. Shri K.K. Thakur, learned counsel for the respondents, on the other hand, argued that in terms of para 8 of the MACP Scheme, promotions earned in the post carrying same grade pay in the promotional hierarchy, shall be counted for the purpose of MACP.

6. We have carefully gone through the pleadings on record and also the arguments advanced by the learned counsel for both sides. We have also considered the judgments cited by the two sides.
7. For clarity of understanding some parts of the MACP Scheme are extracted below:

“2. The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in Section1, Part-A of the first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Thus, the grade pay at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive grades, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. In such cases, the higher grade pay attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/ organization will be given only at the time of regular promotion.

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5. Promotions earned / upgradations granted under the ACP Scheme in the past to those grades which now carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales / upgradations of posts recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission shall be ignored for the purpose of granting upgradations under Modified ACPs.

Illustration - 1

The pre-revised hierarchy (in ascending order) in a particular organization was as under:-
Rs. 5000-8000, Rs. 5500-9000 & Rs. 6500-10500.

(a) A Government servant who was recruited in the hierarchy in the pre-revised pay scale Rs. 5000- 8000 and who did not get a promotion even after 25 years of service prior to 1.1.2006, in his case as on 1.1.2006 he would have got two financial upgradations under ACP to the next grades in the hierarchy of his organization, i.e., to the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500.

(b) Another Government servant recruited in the same hierarchy in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 5000- 8000 has also completed about 25 years of service, but he got two promotions to the next higher grades of Rs. 5500-9000 & Rs. 6500-10500 during this period.


In the case of both (a) and (b) above, the promotions/financial upgradations granted under ACP to the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 prior to 1.1.2006 will be ignored on account of merger of the pre-revised scales of Rs. 50008000, Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 recommended by the Sixth CPC. As per CCS (RP) Rules, both of them will be granted grade pay of Rs. 4200 in the pay band PB-2. After the implementation of MACPS, two financial upgradations will be granted both in the case of (a) and (b) above to the next higher grade pays of Rs. 4600 and Rs. 4800 in the pay band PB-2.”

8. Para 8 of the Scheme is reproduced as follows:

“8. Promotions earned in the post carrying same grade pay in the promotional hierarchy as per Recruitment Rules shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS.

8.1 Consequent upon the implementation of Sixth CPC’s recommendations, Grade pay of Rs. 5400 is now in two pay bands viz., PB-2 and PB-3. The grade pay of Rs. 5400 in PB-2 and Rs.5400 in PB-3 shall be treated as separate grade pays for the purpose of grant of upgradations under MACP Scheme.”

9. This issue relating to the effect of merger of pay scales has been examined in extensive and minute detail by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in S.K. Saraswat (supra), the relevant portions of the judgment are extracted below:

“4. In order to appreciate and understand the controversy, we would like to refer to the basic facts. The respondents, 55 in number are direct appointees to the post of Principal. Their pay- scale as in the case of Education Officer and Assistant Director of Education prior to the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission was Rs.10,000 – 15,200. The pre-revised pay scale in the promotional post of Deputy Director of Education was Rs.12,000 – 16,500. On the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission, the pay scales of Principal, Education Officer and Assistant Director of Education were enhanced and merged with the pay scale of Deputy Director of Education, i.e. Rs.12,000 – 16,500. Accordingly, employees holding the post of Principal, Education Officer, Assistant Director of Education or Deputy Director of Education became entitled to an equal/identical pay-scale of Rs.12,000 – 16,500, and revised pay scale of Grade Pay of Rs.7600 in Pay Band -3 [Rs.15,600 – 39100]. It is in this factual matrix that the issue arises whether the Tribunal was justified in accepting the plea and contention of the respondents that they would be entitled to first financial upgradation in the Grade Pay of Rs.8700, second financial upgradation in the Grade Pay of Rs.8900 and third financial upgradation in the Grade Pay of Rs.10000.

5. As noted above, the petitioners herein had earlier issued letter dated 22nd October, 2009 accepting the said position, but have later on changed their stand and stance and have positioned that the respondents would be entitled to financial upgradation only in the Grade Pay of Rs.7600 in Pay Band-3. In other words, there would not be any increase in grade pay of Rs 7600, but respondents would be entitled to benefit in the form of increments under Fundamental Rule 22(1)(a)(i).
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The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in Section1, Part-A of the first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Thus, the grade pay at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive grades, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. In such cases, the higher grade pay attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organization will be given only at the time of regular promotion.

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12. Paragraph 5 of the MACP Scheme refers to both- upgradations granted under the erstwhile ACP Scheme and promotions earned in the past to grades which have merged as a result of merger of pay-scales or upgradation of posts. These have to be ignored, and the reason is illuminate. Merger of pay scales nullifies and negates the very objective and purpose of the Scheme. Thus, promotions earned or upgradations granted under the ACP Scheme when they have merged, either as a result of merger of posts or pay scales, have to be ignored for the purpose of granting upgradations under the MACP Scheme. Mandate of Rule 4 is clarified by way of an illustration, which is instructive. A government servant, recruited in the hierarchy in the pre-revised pay-scale of Rs.5000-8000 and granted financial upgradations in the pre-revised pay-scale of Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500, on merger of the aforesaid three pay-scales would be entitled to financial upgradations in the Grade Pay of Rs.4600 and Rs.4800 in Pay Band-2. Such government servant would not be paid the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 in Pay Band-2, which is the grade pay corresponding to pre-revised pay-scales. The reason is that pay scales of Rs.5000-8000, Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500, have been merged into one pay-scale.

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17. Paragraph 8 also deals with computation for the purpose of MACP Scheme. In the beginning itself, we would say and accept that paragraph 8 is ambiguous and confusing. It is not happily worded. One way of reading the said paragraph, which consists of one sentence, is in the manner suggested by the petitioners i.e. promotions in the hierarchy which have the same grade pay shall be counted for the purpose of MACP Scheme. In other words, if the promotional post carries the same grade pay, the promotion will still be counted or treated as financial upgradation for the purpose of the MACP Scheme. However, this interpretation would be counter to and is in conflict with the precept and foundation of the MACP Scheme, which, as noticed above, refers to the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy given in Section 1, Part-A of the first schedule of the Rules. The difficulty in accepting this interpretation is that it will over-turn the basis and edifice of the said Scheme and would be contrary to paragraphs 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6.2. We have already noticed these paragraphs, including paragraph 2 and interpreted the same. Paragraph 2 states that financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme cannot be understood and applied with reference to promotional pay-scales, for the same can be different. This is clear from the second sentence of paragraph 2. The third and the last sentence of paragraph 2 by way of an illustration accepts that the higher grade pay attached to the next promotional post in the hierarchy will be given at the time of regular promotion. We would observe that use of word “higher” in the last sentence is for the purpose of demonstration to rule out confusion and ambiguity. It is possible that the next higher promotional post may well have pay-scale of the lower post. It is in this context that the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission in paragraph 6.1.15 are relevant. If the legislature i.e. the Government, which had issued the Scheme, wanted to restrict financial upgradation and not collate it to the next higher grade pay in the hierarchy, it would have stipulated as such in Section 1, Part-A of the Rules. The said stipulation, would have been properly clarified and so stated in paragraph 2 itself. The second sentence of paragraph 2 expressly and clearly states that the grade pay at the time of financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme can in some cases be different from the pay-scale/grade pay applicable on regular promotion. The second sentence does not refer only to the situation where the grade pay is higher in the promotional post. The third sentence in paragraph 2 is also by way of an illustration. Consequence of the interpretation, as suggested by the petitioners would be an absurdity, contradiction and cause hardship. We would hesitate to observe that this was the legislative intent. Such interpretation would frustrate the core foundation of the Scheme.

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18. In view of the aforesaid discussion, we do not find any merit in the present writ petition and the same is dismissed. In the facts of the present case, there will be no order as to costs.”

10. It can clearly be seen that the present case is squarely covered by the judgement of the Hon‟ble High Court of Delhi in S.K. Saraswat (supra).

11. From a reading of Para 5 of the MACP Scheme, it is abundantly clear that the case of the applicants is fully governed by the said provision. Further, from the illustration given with Para 5 of the MACP Scheme, there is no doubt left whatsoever. Para 8 of the Scheme is of a general nature, in a different context and cannot be said to have overriding effect on Para 5 of the Scheme, which is very specific.

12. As for the case law cited by the respondents, in the facts and circumstances of the case they lend no support to the arguments advanced by the respondents.

13. In view of the above, the OA is allowed and the impugned orders are set aside. The applicants shall be granted all consequential benefits within a period of sixty days of the receipt of a certified copy of this order. No order as to costs.
(A.K. Bishnoi), Member (A)
(Sanjeev Kaushik), Member (J)
Source: CAT Chandigarh

Provisions regarding reservation under the Central Government


Provisions regarding reservation under the Central Government

Provisions regarding reservation under the Central Government


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Provisions relating to Reservations
20 NOV 2019
The instructions issued by Government on India under Article 16 (4) and 16 (4A) of the Constitution are, mutatis mutandis, followed by the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Financial Institutions including the Public Sector Banks under the Central Government. Implementation of the reservation provisions are insisted upon as a pre-condition to receive grants-in-aid by the voluntary organizations, autonomous bodies /institutions etc. where:-

Also check: MACP FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES - DOPT CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES
  • the recipient body employs more than 20 persons on a regular basis and at least 50% of its recurring expenditure is met from grants-in-aid from Central Government; and
  • the body is registered society of a cooperative institution and is in receipt of a general purpose annual grants-in-aid of Rs. 2 lakhs and above from the Consolidated Fund of India.
Ministries/Departments have been directed to include suitable clause in the terms and conditions under which voluntary agencies / organizations etc. are given grants-in-aid by the Government for reservation for SCs/ STs/ OBCs in the posts and services under such organisations or agencies. It has further being provided that while sanctioning further grants, the progress made in employing SCs/ STs/ OBCs should be kept in view.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Action to strengthen ECHS

Action to strengthen ECHS

Ministry of Defence
Action to strengthen ECHS

Measures to Improve ECHS

18 NOV 2019

An additional allotment of Rs.3,500/- crores have been sought to overcome the problem.

Following steps have been taken to check and curb the misuse of funds in ECHS and inflated bill being raised by empanelled hospitals:

Also check: VERIFICATION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ECHS CARDS BY RECORD OFFICE

  •     Strict monitoring of bills is done and they are restricted to CGHS rates. Disciplinary action is taken against defaulting hospitals which includes suspension of referrals/financial penalties/disempanelment.
  •     A detailed SOP for taking action against empanelled hospitals has been issued on 10.10.2019 by Department of Ex Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to ShriRajeev Chandrasekharin Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

Bye elections 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on the day of poll 25.11.2019

Bye elections 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on the day of poll 25.11.2019

F. No. 12/3/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 18th November, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bye elections to fill four casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on 25.11.2019 (Monday) – Grant of Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that, as informed by the Election Commission of India, vide their letter No. 78/EPS/2019, dated 01.11.2019, Bye -election to the following State Legislative Assemblies in the States of Uttarakhand and West Bengal will be held on 25.11.2019 (Monday);

Also check: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2020

S. No. StatesNumber & Name of Assembly Constituency
1Uttarakhand44 – Pithoragarh
2West Bengal34 – Kaliagani (SC)
3West Bengal77 – Karimpur
4West Bengal224 – Kharagpur Sadar

In this regard, it is stated that the guidelines issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA, dated 10.10.2001 regarding closure of Government Offices and grant of paid holiday, may be followed by all the Central Government Offices, including the industrial establishments, in the concerned State.

The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerne

Hindi version will follow.

(Juglah Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Bye elections 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on the day of poll 25.11.2019
Source: DoPT

Monday, 18 November 2019

Age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees, Government’s briefing to the PTI

Government’s briefing to the PTI on the age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees

Age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees, Government’s briefing to the PTI
No.NC/JCM/2019

Dated: September 25, 2019

All Constituents of the JCM (Staff Side)

Dear Comrades,

Government’s briefing to the PTI on the age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees

There are serious rumours in the air that the Department of Personnel & Training (Government of India) has mooted a proposal in regard to age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees, laying down condition of either 33 years of Qualifying Service or 60 years of age, whichever is earlier. It is also being claimed by several sources that, this proposal has already been sent to the Finance Ministry for their approval.

Also check: Central Government employees who have put in 33 years service or attained the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier, shall retire on superannuation

In this connection, it is clarified that, this has not to be given any cognizance since it is not possible without prior consultation with the JCM(Staff Side), being an important matter of the service condition, affecting the Central Government Employees.

Sincerely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
National Council(JCM)

Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations

Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations


Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations



Ministry of Labour & Employment
Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations

18 NOV 2019

The steps taken by the major recruitment agencies for the Central Government viz. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to safeguard the examination processes are enumerated below :

UPSC has started deploying low powered Jammers at the examination venues to prevent adoption of unfair means during the examinations by using mobiles phones, blue-tooth and other communicating devices.

Since, 2015, Computer Based Test (CBT) has been introduced in all Railway examinations. The internet domain, on which online CBTs are conducted, has the approval of Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). After written examination, link of question paper and corresponding responses made by candidates with answer key is provided to their registered emails.

Staff Selection Commission(SSC) migrated from erstwhile Optical Mark Recognition(OMR(-) based examination to computer based examinations from June, 2016, and has taken comprehensive measures which, inter-alia, include audit of examination venues, conduct of mock-tests, deployment of its representatives as Inspecting Officers at the examination venues, comprehensive CCTV coverage of the examination venues, etc

Thorough checking & frisking of candidates with the help of Hand-Held Metal Detectors, registering of their bio-metric attendance, taking and matching of their photographs, etc., are also carried out at the examination centres.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Cadre Review of Post & Telegraphs Building Works Service Group A: DoT

Cadre Review of Post & Telegraphs Building Works Service Group A: DoT

No. 24-1/2019-EW
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
1105, Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi 110001

Dated the November 14, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Cadre Review of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service (P& T BWS), Group ‘A’

The Cabinet has approved the Cadre structure of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service (P& T BWS), Group ‘A’ as communicated vide Cabinet Secretariat Approval No. 34/CM/2019(i} dated 8th November 2019 (Case No. 296/34/2019).

Also check: Cabinet approves Cadre review of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service Group A

2. The Cadre strength of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service, Group ‘A’ and distribution of posts at various levels has been fixed as follows:

S.NoGradeElectricalCivilArchitectureNumber of Posts
1HAG (Higher Administrative Grade)


1*
2SAG (Senior Administrative Grade)73010
3JAG (Junior Administrative Grade)2811241
4STS (Senior Time Scale)1031647
5JTS (Junior Time Scale)1506

Duty Posts46508105

* Common cadre post in DoT

3. Further distribution of posts between Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts will be issued separately.

4. There will be no fresh recruitment into P& T BWS cadre and the cadre will be phased out in such a manner that there is no adverse impact on the incumbents.

(S K Jain)
Dy Director General
Tel: 011 2371 0035

Source: DoT

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Special Allowance to Railway Traffic Gateman - NFIR

Extending the benefit of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen

 

NFIR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No. E(P &A)I-2013/FE-2/4a(pt.)
The General Secretary,
NFIR
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055.
New Delhi, dated: 23.10.2019
Sub.:- Extending the benefit of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter No. 1/5(g)/2019 dated 10.10.2019 on the subject noted above. In this regard it is stated that the issue regarding extending the benefit of LC Gate Allowance to Gatemen (now Track Maintainers) manning the Traffic Gates at par with the Gatemen (now Track Maintainers) manning the Engg. Gates is under consideration in Board's office in consultation with Ministry of Finance. A consolidated proposal in respect of payment of Special Allowance to the traffic Gatemen deployed to work on Level Crossing Gates (LC Gate) alongwith an another proposal has been sent to Ministry of Finance (MoF) vide U.O. dated 16.08.2019. However, no reply has since been received from Ministry of Finance so far.
For Secretary Railway Board
Source: NFIR

UPSC Vacancy for the post of Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12

UPSC Vacancy for the post of Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12

LATEST DOPT ORDERS 2019


F.No.21/07/2019-CS-l(P)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.l Division)

2nd Floor,’A’ wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 7th November, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Filling up of the one post each in Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12 in UPSC.

The undersigned is directed to circulate the Vacancy Circulars No.A-35021/041201 9 Admn-ll dated 15th October, 20l9, A-35021/03/2019 dated 25th October, 2019 and A- 35021/07/2019 Admn-ll dated 25th October, 2019 (along-with enclosures) received from Union Public Service Commission for filling up the following posts as detailed below:-

Also check: Vacancy for officers in UPSC in Level 7 of the pay Matrix on Promotion / Deputation under Central Government, Deputation / Reemployment (For Armed Forces personnel)

S.No. Name of the PostLevel
1Library & Information Assistant (General Central Service, Group ‘B’ Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)Level-6
2Assistant Library & Information Officer ( General Central Service, Group ‘B’ Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)Level-7
3Officer on Special Duff. (Co-ordination General) (General Central Service, Group ‘A’, Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)Level 12

2. It may be noted that cadre clearance from C.S.l Division will be required in case of Under Secretary and above level officers of CSS applying for deputation.

3. In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries / Departments

(Sanjay Kumar Das Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India 
To,
All Ministries/Departments (through DOPT’s website) 

UPSC Vacancy for the post of Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12 – DoPT Orders 2019
Source: DoPT

Friday, 15 November 2019

Air India LTC 80 fare list from November 2019 for Central Government employees

Air India LTC 80 fare list from November 2019 for Central Government employees

Air India LTC 80 fare list from November 2019 for Central Government employees

a) Above Charges are applicable per coupon.
In case of non-refundable, Basic Fare will be forfeited.

b) In case of Re-issuance : Applicable Charges and difference of fare if any are applicable.

c) LTC Tickets: Change/Refund Fee will be as applicable for highest Business or Economy Class fare

Also check: Updated list of All India LTC fare under LTC 80 Scheme for May 2019

d) Armed Forces and related discounts : Change/ Refund Fee applicable as per RBD fare rules. All categories of (Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces, General Reserve Engineering Forces, War Disabled Officers, War Widows and Gallantry Award Tickets under RBD K to L), (Armed Forces Bravery Award Tickets under RBD K to L)

(B) The refund rules applicable to Link Fares on all RBDs are as under:
(A) Originating point :
Tickets issued on fares under: RBDs K to U
  • Refund - Permitted up to 1 hr before scheduled departure of the flight against a Refund Fee of - Rs. 2500/- on the fare component.
  • Refund of No-show ticket : Non Refundable (Basic fare)
(B) Intermediate Point :
In case of completion of part itinerary, a passenger desirous of claiming refund will be allowed to do so after deducting the applicable fare on booked RBD, for the sector traveled along with the applicable Refund Fee plus applicable goods & service tax (GST).

(C) In cases of Flight Disruptions:
  • Alternate arrangements are made by the Airline- No Refund
  • Passenger is taken back to the point of origin by the first available service – Full amount to be refunded.
  • Own arrangement for the cancelled sector is made by the passenger(s): Refund of Basic fare of the cancelled sector
  • The passenger is not taken to the ticketed destination & passenger(s) makes own arrangement : Full refund in order in respective RBD along with unutilized non-airline taxes, if any.
  • No Re-validation or Cancellation Fee applicable on Infant Tickets.
5. Applicable Fare season 06, NOV 2019

6. These fares are subject to Change without prior notice.

SECTOR & V.V 
HLTC (Economy Class) DLTC (Executive Class)
Agartala Kolkata 875017880




Agra Delhi 875017880




Agra Khajuraho 875017880




Agra Varanasi 950019320




Ahmedabad Chennai 1750035400




Ahmedabad Delhi 1105022440




Ahmedabad Mumbai 875017880




Aizawl Imphal 410017880




Aizawl Kolkata 720017880




Amritsar Delhi 875017880




Amritsar Mumbai 1750035400




Amritsar Nanded 1750035400




Aurangabad Delhi 1505030560




Aurangabad Mumbai 825021000




Bagdogra Delhi 1520030600




Bagdogra Kolkata 875017880




Bengaluru Bhubaneshwar 1510030600




Bengaluru Chennai 875017880




Bengaluru Delhi 1990040200




Bengaluru Goa 950019320




Bengaluru Guwahati 1990040200




Bengaluru Hubli 875017880




Bengaluru Hyderabad 875017880




Bengaluru Kolkata 1750035400




Bengaluru Mumbai 1105022440




Bengaluru Trivandrum 950019320




Bhopal Delhi 950019320




Bhopal Mumbai 1240026960




Bhubaneshwa r Delhi 1510030600




Bhubaneshwa r Hyderabad 1135022440




Bhubaneshwa r Kolkata 875017880




Bhubaneshwa r Mumbai 1750035400




Chandigarh Delhi 875017880




Chandigarh Leh 875017880




Chandigarh Mumbai 1750035400




Chandigarh Pune 1750035400




Chennai Coimbatore 875017880




Chennai Delhi 1990040200




Chennai Goa 970019320




Chennai Hyderabad 950019320




Chennai Kochi 950019320




Chennai Kolkata 1750035400




Chennai Madurai 875017880




Chennai Mumbai 1510030600




Chennai Portblair 1750035400




Chennai Trivandrum 950019320




Coimbatore Delhi 1990040200




Coimbatore Mumbai 1510030600




Delhi Gaya 1105022440




Delhi Goa 1750035400




Delhi Guwahati 1750035400




Delhi Hyderabad 1510030600




Delhi Imphal 1990040200




Delhi Indore 950019320




Delhi Jaipur 875017880




Delhi Jammu 950019320




Delhi Jodhpur 875017880




Delhi Khajuraho 875017880




Delhi Kochi 1990048240




Delhi Kolkata 1750035400




Delhi Leh 1110019320




Delhi Lucknow 875017880




Delhi Mumbai 1510030600




Delhi Nagpur 1135022440




Delhi Patna 1135022440




Delhi Port Blair 2870051600




Delhi Pune 1510030600




Delhi Raipur 1205022440




Delhi Rajkot 1330022440




Delhi Ranchi 1510030600




Delhi Srinagar 960019320




Delhi Surat 1330022440




Delhi Tirupati 1990040200




Delhi Trivandrum 2050049680




Delhi Udaipur 950019320




Delhi Vadodra 1125022440




Delhi Varanasi 950019320




Delhi Vijayawada 1750035400




Delhi Vishakhapatnam 1750035400




Dibrugarh Kolkata 1160022440




Dimapur Kolkata 950019320




Gaya Kolkata 875017880




Gaya Varanasi 875017880




Goa Mumbai 875017880




Guwahati Imphal 875017880




Guwahati Kolkata 875017880




Hubli Mumbai 875017880




Hyderabad Kolkata 1515030600




Hyderabad Mumbai 950019320




Hyderabad Tirupati 875017880




Hyderabad Vijayawada 875017880




Hyderabad Vishakhapatnam 950019320




Imphal Kolkata 950019320




Indore Mumbai 950019320




Jaipur Mumbai 1205022440




Jammu Leh 1025017880




Jammu Srinagar 875017880




Jamnagar Mumbai 875017880




Jodhpur Mumbai 1390026960




Khajuraho Varanasi 875017880




Kochi Mumbai 1510030600




Kochi Trivandrum 875017880




Kolkata Mumbai 1990040200




Kolkata Port Blair 1750035400




Kolkata Silchar 875017880




Kolkata Varanasi 950019320




Kozhikode Mumbai 1325022440




Leh Srinagar 880017880




Lucknow Mumbai 1510030600




Madurai Mumbai 1510030600




Mangalore Mumbai 950019320




Mumbai Nagpur 950019320




Mumbai Pune 810017880




Mumbai Raipur 1365022440




Mumbai Rajkot 1285023240




Mumbai Trivandrum 1570030600




Mumbai Udaipur 950019320




Mumbai Varanasi 1515030600




Mumbai Vishakhapatnam 1510030600




Port Blair Vishakhapatnam 1515030600




Raipur Nagpur 875017880




Raipur Vishakhapatnam 875017880




Bengaluru Belgaum 875017880




Kolkata Jaipur 1750035400




Bengaluru Ahmedabad 1515030600




Hyderabad Guwahati 1990040200




Bhubaneshwa r Guwahati 1135022440




Hyderabad DURGAPUR 1380030600




Delhi Nanded 1750035400




Chandigarh Nanded 1750035400




Delhi Kannur 1810040200




Kannur Kozhikode 810017880




Delhi Kozhikode 1810040200




Aurangabad Udaipur 950019320




Dehradun Mumbai1750035400




 Dehradun Varanasi 970019320

For more details check the Air India website.

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI

Regd


DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, INDIA
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle, Chennai-600002

No. TCA/130-2/2020 dated at Chennai 600002 the 14.11.2019

Sub: Holidays to be observed in Administrative /Operative Offices during the year 2020 – Reg.

All Administrative / Operative Offices in Tamilnadu Postal Circle will observe 17 Closed Holidays during the year 2020 as shown in Annexure I.

In addition to these 17 closed Holidays, each employee will also be permitted to avail himself / herself any two (2) Restricted Holidays to be chosen by himself / herself out of the list of Restricted Holidays as shown in Annexure II.

It is also intimated by the CGEWCC, Chennai that if the dates of the 4 holidays (i.e) Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad are changed by the State Government, it will be deemed date for the holiday suo moto for all the Central Government offices in Tamilnadu instead of separately declaring it as holiday.

In view of the above, there will be no separate announcement, on the holidays mentioned in prepara.

DA: As above.

Asst. Director (Admn)
For Chief Postmaster General,
Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai 600002

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI

Sl. NOHOLIDAYDATEDAY
1*PONGAL15.01.2020WEDNESDAY
2REPUBLIC DAY26.01.2020SUNDAY
3MAHAVIR JAVANTI06.04.2020MONDAY
4GOOD FRIDAY10.04.2020FRIDAY
5BUDDHA PURNIMA07.05.2020THURSDAY
6ID U’L FITR25.05.2020MONDAY
7ID U’L ZUHA (BAKRID) 01.08.2020SATURDAY
8*JANMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)12.08.2020WEDNESDAY
9INDEPENDENCE DAY15.08.2020SATURDAY
10*VINAYAK CHATURTHI / GANESH CHATURTHI 22.08.2020SATURDAY
11MUHARRAM30.08.2020SUNDAY
12MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY02.10.2020FRIDAY
13DUSSEHRA (VIJAYA DASHMI)25.10.2020SUNDAY
14PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)30.10.2020FRIDAY
15DIWALI (DEEPAWALI)14.11.2020SATURDAY
16GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY30.11.2020MONDAY
17CHRISTMAS DAY25.12.2020FRIDAY

* Declared by CGEWCC, Chennai

for Executive Secretary (CGEWCC, Chennai)

Annexure II


LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI OFFICES


Sl. NOHOLIDAYDATEDAY
1New Year’s Day 01.01.2020Wednesday
2Guru Gobind Slngh’s Birthday02.01.2020Thursday
3Lohri13.01.2020Monday
4Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami30.01.2020 Thursday
5Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday09.02.2020Sunday
6Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanthi18.02.2020Tuesday
7Shivaji Jayanti19.02.2020Wednesday
8Maha Shivaratri21.02.2020Friday
9Hollka Dahan/Dolyatra09.03.2020Monday
10 Hazrat All’s Birthday09.03.2020Monday
11Holi10.03.2020Tuesday
12Chaitra Sukladl / Gudl Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand25.03.2020Wednesday
13Ram Navami02.04.2020Thursday
14Easter Sunday12.04.2020Sunday
15Vaisaki / Vishu13.04.2020Monday
16Mesadi / Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)14.04.2020Tuesday
17Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday08.05.2020Friday
18Jamat-ul-Vida22.05.2020Friday
19Rath Yatra23.06.2020Tuesday
20Raksha Bandan03.08.2020Monday
21Janmashtami (Smarta)11.08.2020Tuesday
22Parsi New Year’s Day16.08.2020Sunday
23Onam or Thiru Onam Day31.08.2020Monday
24Dussehra (Maha saptami) (Additional)23.10.2020Friday
25Dussehra (Maha Ahstami/Maha Navami) (Additional)24.10.2020Saturday
26Vijay Dashmi (Bengal, Kerala)26.10.2020Monday
27Maharishi Valmik’s Birthday31.10.2020Saturday
28Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)04.11.2020Wednesday
29Govardhan Puja15.11.2020Sunday
30Bhai Dhuj16.11.2020Monday
31Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Pula)20.11.2020Friday
32Guru reg Bhadur’s Martyrdom Day24.11.2020Tuesday
33Christmas Eve24.12.2020Thursday

for Executive Secretary (CGEWCC, Chennai) 

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI
 

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Railway Vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 twent per cent quota reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices

Railway Vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 twent per cent quota reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices

NFIR

Railway Vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 twent per cent quota reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices

No. II/94/Part I
Dated: 08/11/2019

The Member (Staff),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: 20% quota vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 reserved for "Course Completed Act Apprentices" - need for delegation of powers to GMs to fill the posts promptly - reg.

Ref:  (i) Railway Board’s reply to NFIR vide letter No. E(NG)II/2019/RR-I/5 dated 23/04/2019
(ii) NFIR’s letter vide No.II/94/Part I dated 17/08/2019 to the Member Staff, Railway Board.

Responding to Railway Board’s reply dated 23/04/2019, the Federation vide its letter dated 17/08/2019 has again conveyed to the Railway Board certain valid points with regard to fulfillment of 20% quota vacancies in GP 1800 Level-1 by Course Completed Act Apprentices of Railways.

Also check: 7th Pay Commission Pay Matrix Table Level 1 to 5

NFIR once again re-iterates the following for re-consideration :-
  • The 20% quota meant to be filled by Railways trained Act Apprentices has, in fact, not been fulfilled due to inexplicable reasons which are beyond the control of RRCs. This is causing adverse impact on the IR system as the vacancies in Level-l particularly in Safety categories of Technical Departments continued to remain unfilled while at the same time the Course Completed Act Apprentices of Railways are out of job despite the fact that they possess required skills for performing technical jobs in Railways.
  • In Workshops and Depots/Sheds, the Act Apprentices (under training) are utilized by the authorities on regular jobs during training period due to heavy shortage of manpower, with the objective of achieving out turn targets fixed by the Railway Board. The earmarked 20% quota vacancies, if allowed to be filled under GM’s powers, the trained apprentices will have job opportunities and equally their skills will be of greater advantage for Railways to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Another important factor causing negative impact on the IR system is non-consideration of Inter Railway transfer requests of Level-l safety category staff (Track Maintainers, Helpers etc.,) due to non-availability of replacement. Even the options of optees to different projects on Indian Railways are not being forwarded by the Zonal Railways despite communications from Project Organisations in view of heavy vacancy position.
  • For ensuring quality and efficiency of Railways, adequate manpower possessing required skills is the need of the hour. The field position reveals that in Depots, Sheds and Workshops the staff strength is very much inadequate and for this reason, the GMs are required to be given powers for induction of course completed act apprentices against 20% vacancies in Level-l for meeting the exigency and urgency.
NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board (MS) to kindly re-consider the matter for delegating powers to the General Managers to induct Course Completed Act Apprentices against 20% quota vacancies of Level-1 posts as laid down in RBE No. 71/2016 dated 21/06/2016 de-linking with the recruitment process of RRC. Federation may kindly be replied on action taken on this letter.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary


Source: NFIR

Prakash Javadekar takes responsibility as Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister


Prakash Javadekar takes responsibility as Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister

Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Prakash Javadekar takes responsibility as Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister


Prakash Javadekar Takes Charge as Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister

3 NOV 2019

Prakash Javadekar assumed office of Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises today

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting & Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, assumed office today in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

The Minister was welcomed by Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Asha Ram Sihag, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Sailesh, and senior officers of both Departments.

PIB

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Army / Navy / Air force Revised Pay Structure - 7th pay commission pay scales


Army / Navy / Air force Revised Pay Structure - 7th pay commission pay scales

Defence Revised Pay Structure - 7th pay commission pay scales

Part.I Office Order No.At/09
Date: 04/11/2019
To
All CsFA/All Br. AOs

Subject: Pay Rules / Regulations, 2017 for Army / Navy / Air force officers, MNS, JCOs / OR & Equivalent for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure

A copy of Government of India MOD Letter No-1(29)/2017/D (Pay / Service), dated-06/08/2019 on the above subject received vide CGDA No CGDA/ NAVY/03/ Misc-III/2019 dated 20/09/2019, is forwarded herewith for information, guidance and compliance, please.

Enclosure: As above
(Dr. DL Meena, IDAS)
Deputy Controller of Accounts (Fys)
Np.Pay/tech-I/01 (7th CPC), dated 04-11-2019

Also check: Pay Scales for PBORs of Armed Forces

Rules 5 & 6 of pay Rules / Regulations 2017 for Defence personnel regarding exercise of option to come over to the revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 as notified by the Pay Rules / Regulations for Defence personnel and to say that the said option was to be exercised within one hundred and eighty days from the date of the notification i.e. 03.05.2017, 30.06.2017 (for NCs (E)) and 14.07.2017 (for MNS), of the said Rules. The Rules 5(4) and 6(4) thereof provides that the option once exercised shall be final.The following pay Rules / Regulations, 2017 have been issued for Defence Personnel:
  • Army officers pay Rules, 2017.
  • Navy officers pay Regulations, 2017.
  • Air Force officers pay Rules, 2017.
  • Military Nursing service pay Rules, 2017.
  • Army pay Rules, 2017.
  • Navy pay Regulations, 2017.
  • Air Force pay Rules, 2017.
  • NCs(E) of Air Force Rules, 2017.
The provisions of Para 3 & 4 of ibid MOF letter is extended to Personnel of Army / Navy / Air Force / MNS / NCs(E) personnel, for relaxation of the stipulation contained in para 6(4) and para-5(4) of Pay Rules / Regulations as mentioned above, who have already exercised their option to come over to the revised pay structure as notified by the Pay Rules / Regulations 2017, shall be permitted to revise their initial option in terms of Rules 5 & 6 thereof. The revised option shall be exercised within a period of one hundred and eighty days from the date of issue of these orders. The option, exercised in terms of these orders shall be final and shall not be liable to any further change under any circumstances. All other terms and conditions laid down in the said Rules 5 & 6 of Pay Rules / Regulations 2017 shall continue to be applicable.

2. It is obvious that in respect of those personnel of Defence Force who have already exercised their option to come over to the revised pay structure from 01.01.2016 itself or in whose case the revised pay structure took effect from 01.01.2016 and who re-exercise their option under these orders to come over to the revised pay structure from a date subsequent to 01.01.2016 as per Rule 5 of Pay Rules / Regulations mentioned at Para1(a) to (g) above and as per Rule 4 of Pay Rules mentioned at Para-1(h) above, the arrears on account of revised pay already drawn by them from 01.01.2016 up to the date from which they opt to come over to the revised pay structure shall be recovered.

3. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance vide their ID No. 3-7/2019-E.IIIA dated 04.06.2019 and concurrence of Defence (Finance) vide their ID No.1(14)2018-AG/158-PA dated 04.07.2019.
Yours faithfully,
(Arun Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Army Navy Air force Revised Pay Structure - 7th pay commission pay scales


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DoPT orders 2019 - Guidelines of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005

DoPT orders 2019

Guidelines of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005

No. 1/6/2011-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 7th November, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Sub: Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 – Issue of guidelines regarding 

The suo motu disclosure of information to public is mandated under Section 4 (2) of the RTI Act, 2005, so that the public have to resort minimally to the use of this Act to obtain information. Section 4(1)(b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 lays down the information which should be disclosed by Public Authorities on a suo motu or proactive basis. Section 4(3) prescribes for wide dissemination of every information, in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 15th April, 2013 and to reiterate the guidelines therein (Copy enclosed), duly incorporating a slight revision to Para 4.4 of the above guidelines allowing for third party audit by any Government Training Institute, in cases where no Training Institute exists under the concerned Ministry/Department/Public Authority.

Central Government Ministries/Departments are advised to undertake suo motu disclosure based on these guidelines, in compliance to Sections 4(1)(b) read with Section 4(2), 4(3) and 4(4) of the RTl Act, 2005

The enclosed guidelines may be brought to the notice of all Public Authorities under the Ministry / Department including those in their Attached Offices, Subordinate Offices, Constitutional Bodies, Statutory Bodies, Autonomous Organizations and Public Sector Undertakings.
(Varsha Sinha)
Director

DoPT-orders-2019-Guidelines-of-suo-motu-disclosure-under-Section-4-of-RTI-Act-2005

Source: DoPT

Monday, 11 November 2019

Comprehensive Transfer Policy – Exemption from 5 years service condition – Indian Railways – NFIR

Comprehensive Transfer Policy – Exemption from 5 years service condition – Indian Railways – NFIR

Comprehensive Transfer Policy – Exemption from 5 years service condition – Indian Railways – NFIR

NFIR


No.II/4/2018-I

Dated: 07/11/2019

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir.

Sub: Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years service condition-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 18/2016.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated 10/02/2017.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 21st Feb,2017, 23/02/2017 and 12/04/2017.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. II/4/Part VII dated 15/05/2017 & 04/12/2017.
(v) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2015/TR/20 dated 17/01/2018.
(vi) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 30/01/2018,
(vii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/2018 dated 23/07/2018.
(viii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/2018-I dated 22/07/2019 & 25/03/2019.

Federation brings to the kind notice of the Railway Board (CRB) that NFIR’s PNM Agenda Item No. 18/2016 relating to relaxation of service condition of minimum five years service in the case of re-employed Defence Forces Personnel seeking inter Railway transfer on request has been pending since the last three years. During NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 25/26-04-2019, the Official Side conveyed through Action Taken Statement as under:-

Also check: Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years service condition

“The matter is presently under consideration. Feedback has been called for, from all the Zonal Railways. Responses from some of them are still awaited.”

Federation feels sad to state that though a period of over six months passed, progress made into the matter is yet to be conveyed.

In this connection, Federation also brings to the notice of the Board (CRB) that the NFIR General Secretary held discussions at the level of CRB more than once (last discussions held on 22/11/2018), when the CRB gave assurance that the relaxation has been processed and the final orders would be issued very shortly, but unfortunately relaxation decision has not been issued so far.

May I once again seek the intervention of CRB to kindly see that order issued granted relaxation to five years service condition in favour of former Defence Personnel re-employed in Railways, facilitating their inter Railway transfer requests soon.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

CPAO – Discontinuation of BSR code

CPAO – Discontinuation of BSR code

CAPO

Discontinuation of BSR code

CPAO/1T&Tech/e‐PPO/6(Vol‐ X) (D)/PF/2019-20/140

01.11.2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Discontinuation of BSR code-regarding

Kind attention is invited to this office OM No. CPAO/IT tech/e-PPO/6 (Vol-X)(D)/ 2019-20/81 dated 19.08.2019 (copy attached wherein all the Heads of CPPCs of Authorized Banks were requested to offer comments on shifting from BSR Code to IFSC for processing the pension cases of the pensioners concerned under “Scheme for payment of Pension to Central Government Civil Pensioners through Authorised Banks”.

Also check: CPAO – Applications for engagement of Three Consultants on Contract Basis

The matter was also taken up with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and it is intimated that RBI has conveyed their concurrence on the proposal from shifting from BSR Code to IFSC for processing the pension cases of the pensioners. Copy of comments received from RBI is attached.

No comments from the Banks side have been received in this office. Therefore, all the Heads of CPPCs of Authorized Banks & Govt. Business Deptt. are once again requested to offer their comments on the proposal from shifting from BSR Code to IFSC expeditiously, in any case not later than 15th December, 2019. If no reply / comments are received from the Banks, it will be assumed that they have nothing to say on the matter. Priority may be accordingly given to this issue.

This issues with the approval of the Chief Controller (Pensions).

Encl:- As above

(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Dy. Controller of Accounts)

Source: CPAO

CPAO – Discontinuation of BSR code

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