Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Grant of Dress allowance to eligible Railway Officers, PBOR of RPF, Station Masters and Others

Grant of Dress allowance to eligible Railway Officers, PBOR of RPF, Station Masters and Others

As per the orders issued by the Railway Board, Dress Allowance to the personnel previously being granted Uniforms and certain associated allowances like Uniform Allowance, Washing Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance etc., to certain categories of employees working in Indian Railways.


S.No.Category of employeeRate (in Rs.)
1Officers of RPF/ RPSF20,000/-per annum
2Personnel Below Officer Rank of RPF, Station masters of Indian Railways10,000/- per annum
3Other categories of staff who were supplied Uniforms and are required to wear them regularly like trackmen, Running Staff of Indian Railways, Staff Car Drivers, MTS, Canteen staff of Non-Statutory departmental Canteens, etc.5,000/- per annum
4Nurses1800/- per month

Eligibility criteria to receive Dress Allowance as recommended by 7th Pay Commission:

The personnel of the said category should be required to wear a specific uniform daily (excluding any special clothing) as a part of their duty as specified by the Dress Regulations of Ministry of Railways.

The personnel of the said category should have had been receiving uniform material and associated Allowances like Uniform Allowance, Washing Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance etc. prior to 1st July, 2017 i.e. date of admissibility of Dress Allowance.

The personnel of the said category should have ceased to be granted the uniform materials and associated allowances w.e.f. the date of issue of RBE 141/2017.

Defence – Grant of Dual Family Pension for re-employed Military service

Defence – Grant of Dual Family Pension for re-employed Military service

Defence

Grant of Dual Family Pension for re-employed Military service

No. PC -2(6)/2013/D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
D(Pension/Policy)

Dated 8th July, 2019

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Clarification regarding grant of Dual Family Pension i.e. Ordinary Family Pension (OFP) from Military Side as well as Special Family Pension (SFP)/ Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) for re-employed Military service – reg.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to state that references have been received seeking clarification as to whether Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) is admissible on death of a military pensioner re-employed in military service, and his death is attributable to military service.

2. Prior to 17.01.2013, the NOKs of Armed Force Pensioner who got re-employed in Civil Department/PSUs/Autonomous bodies/Local Fund of Central/State Governments after getting retired from military service were authorized to draw Ordinary Family Pension (OFP) either from military side or from civil side whichever was beneficial to them in terms of Gol, MoD letter No. 10(6)/92/D(Pens/Sers) dated 28.09.1992 and regulation 78 of Pension Regulation Part-I, 2008. Subsequently, vide GoI, MoD letter No. 01(05)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013, two family pensions were allowed w.e.f. 24.09.2012 in the event of death of a re-employed military pensioner.

3. It was further clarified that dual family pension is admissible irrespective of the fact whether the re-employment was in civil or military department vide GoI, MoD letter No. 10(17)/2012-D(Pen/Pol) dated 21.03.2013. Hence, the family pensioners of military personnel re-employed in military e.g. Territorial Army/Defence Security Corps (TA/DSC) are also covered in the ambit of the Gol, MoD letter No. 01(05)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013 for grant of dual family pension w.e.f. 24.09.2012. However, the admissibility of dual family pension was restricted to ordinary family pension (OFP).

4. Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare vide their OM No. 1/3/2016-P&PW(F) dated 24.01.2019 has clarified that the provisions of two family pensions, one in respect of military/civil service and the other for civil service after re-employment, as available in terms of CCS (Pension) Rules, is also applicable under CCS (EOP) Rules.

5. The matter regarding extending the admissibility of Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) in cases of death attributable to military service in terms of Gol, MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001 in the case a of dual family pension has been examined. It has been decided that Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare OM No. 1/3/2016-P&PW(F) dated 24.01.2019 would apply mutatis-mutandis to military/civil pensioners re-employed in military service and it is clarified that the provision of two family pensions, one in respect of military/ civil service and Special Family Pension (SFP)/ Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) for re-employed military service is also applicable. Special Family Pension (SFP)/ Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) if any, would be admissible in terms of GoI,

6. Where, however, on death of the re-employed ex-serviceman if the family is eligible for Special Family Pension (SFP)/ Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) for first service, family pension for second spell of service would be Ordinary Family Pension.

7. Special Family Pension (SFP)/ Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) shall be granted only in respect of one service and in no case, Special Family Pension (SFP)/ Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) will be granted for both the services.

8. The financial benefits in the past cases will accrue with effect from 24.09.2012.

9. Pension Regulation of the three Services shall be amended in due course.

10. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No. 10(02)/2017/FIN/PEN dated 21.06.2019.

11. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(A K Agrawal)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: desw.gov.in

Revision of pension/family pension of Running Staff-reckoning of pay element for revision of pension of pre-2016 retired Loco Inspectors

Revision of pension/family pension of Running Staff-reckoning of pay element for revision of pension of pre-2016 retired Loco Inspectors

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

RBA NO. 50/2019

No. 2018/AC-II/21/2/ARPAN
New Delhi, dated 23.06.2019

Pr. Financial Advisors,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Sub:- Revision of pension/family pension of Running Staff-reckoning of pay element for revision of pension of pre-2016 retired Loco Inspectors.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II/2018/RS/12 dated 6.3.2019 (RBE No. 41/2019)

Attention is invited to Board’s letter ibid wherein the instructions for reckoning of pay element for revision of pension of Loco Inspectors and Chief Loco Inspectors who have retired/died between 01.01.1993 and 31.12.2015 have been circulated along with illustrations. Western Railway has now confirmed that the relevant pension revision module in ARPAN has been modified in accordance with these provisions.

Accordingly, the following parameters have been introduced in the existing table No. 25 and 26:

Designation: Loco Inspector/Chief Loco Inspector (as applicable)
Table No. : 25 (Loco Inspector) & no. 26 (Chief Loco Inspector)
Staff category : SRS category
Basic Pay: Basic Pay excluding 30% Running allowance
Period of Service: 10 months and more under this Category.

May kindly notify all concerned.

Sd/-
( V. Prakash)
Joint Director Accounts
Railway Board

Source: Railway Board

Monday, 22 July 2019

Lok Sabha passes the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Lok Sabha passes the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Government is fully committed to transparency and accountability; No question of decreasing autonomy of Information Commissions: Dr. Jitendra Singh
22 JUL 2019
Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 today. In this amendment, it is proposed to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005 so as to provide that the term of office of, and the salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of, the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners and the State Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioners, shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government.
Participating in the debate on the Bill, Union Minister of Statefor Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that this Government is fully committed to transparency and accountability. Following this principle, the Government has encouraged suo motu dissemination of maximum information by Government Departments in order to reduce number of RTIs.

In addition to this, the Minister said that the Government is focussing on grievance redressal through citizen involvement. This has strengthened the underlying principle of RTI and has consistently reduced the pendency of RTI applications in the last 5 years, the Minister informed the House.
Assuring the members that the Government is not misusing its powers to frame rules regarding State Information Commissions, Shri Singh said that according to the original RTI act of 2005, the power of framing rules in respect of Information Commissions does not fall under the purview of either the Union or the State or the Concurrent lists. Hence, framing rules, even for the State Information Commissions, falls under the Residuary powers of the Union Government, the Minister said.

Replying on the issue of comparison of service conditions of Information Commissions and Election Commissions, Shri Singh said that the Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions are statutory bodies established under the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005. Therefore, the mandate of Election Commission of India and Central and State Information Commissions are different. Hence, their status and service conditions need to be rationalised accordingly.Further, the Minister said that there has been no change in the section of the original act dealing with the appointment of Information Commissioners. Thus, the question of decreasing autonomy of the Information Commissions does not arise, the Minister added.

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Meeting of the NJCA to discuss and decide course of action to fight against privatization / corporatization and anti-labour policies of the Government of India

Meeting of the NJCA to discuss and decide course of action to fight against privatization / corporatization and anti-labour policies of the Government of India
National Council (Staff Side)
Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
No.NJCA/2019
Dated: July 18, 2019
All Constituent Organisations,
National Council (JCM),

Dear Comrades,
Sub: Meeting of the NJCA to discuss and decide course of action to fight against privatization / corporatization and anti-labour policies of the Government of India

As you are aware that; danger of privatization/ corporatization/ outsourcing, in Railways, Ordnance Factories and other Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India, is looming large. The government is moving in full-swing in the direction of privatization/ corporatization of the Railway Production Units and Defence Factories as also closure of the Railway Printing Presses in spite of assurance given by the Railway Board(Ministry of Railways) that nothing would be done without consulting the organized labour.

No doubt, all the Unions / Federations are fighting and agitating this issue at the grassroots level, but now, time has come to take a united movement to face the challenge. It has, therefore, become incumbent on us that, we should keep ourselves prepare to halt government’s efforts of privatization / corporatization of the Railways Production Units and Ordnance Factories.

To discuss and decide future course of action to fight against privatization/ corporatization / outsourcing policy of the Government of India, a meeting of the NJCA will be held on 25th July, 2019 in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi, from 16:00 hrs.

You are requested to attend the above cited meeting of the NJCA.
Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source: ncjcmstaffside

Senior Pensioners aged 80 years and above be allowed to submit their Life Certificate

Senior Pensioners aged 80 years and above be allowed to submit their Life Certificate

DOP&PW

No. 1/20/2018-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan.,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 18.7.2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Submission of Life Certificate.

It has been the experience of this Department that the Senior Pensioners i.e. the pensioners 80 years and above are facing a lot of difficulties standing in queues while giving the Life Certificates in November. It has been under the consideration of the Government to provide some relief to such pensioners.

2. It has therefore, been decided by the Government, that Senior Pensioners aged 80 years and above be allowed to give their Life Certificate w.e.f 1st October every year instead of November which would be valid till 30th November of the subsequent year.

3. The remaining pensioners below the age of 80 years may continue to give their Life Certificate in November as per existing provisions of CPAO Scheme booklet.

This has the approval of competent authority.
(Sanjoy Shankar)
Under Secretary to Govt. of India

Friday, 19 July 2019

Simplification of the Procedure in CGHS


Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Simplification of the Procedure in CGHS
19 JUL 2019
CGHS Wellness Centres provide primary health care facilities and, if required, refer the beneficiaries to the Specialists at Government Hospitals/ Private Hospitals empanelled under CGHS. In emergency conditions, no endorsement for any treatment/ investigation is required from CGHS Wellness Centre. However, in non-emergency conditions or unlisted treatment/ tests, endorsement from concerned CGHS Wellness Centre is required.

With a view to facilitate ease of availing consultations from Specialists at empanelled hospitals, Government has permitted elderly CGHS beneficiaries aged 75 years and above to seek consultations from Specialists without any referral and undergo treatment/ investigations without endorsement. Permission is required only for unlisted treatment procedure/ tests in non-emergency conditions.
The guidelines for referral issued vide Office Memorandum No. Z.15025/117/2017/DIR/ CGHS/EHS, dated the 15th January, 2018 have been modified vide Office Memorandum No. Z.15025/117/2017/ DIR/CGHS/EHS, dated the 10th December, 2018 and the following modifications have been made in the interest of sick people, pensioners and serving employees:-

The referral shall be valid for consultations upto 3 times in the same hospital within 30 days.
CGHS beneficiaries have been permitted to consult upto 3 Specialists, if required during a single visit.

III. Investigations advised by Specialist of Private Empanelled Hospitals may be undertaken if they are required in emergency as certified by Specialist without endorsement by CGHS.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, here today.

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Provisional engagement of BPM / ABPM / Dak Sevak subject to pending verification of Character and antecedents / caste certificate / educational qualification etc

Department of Posts

Provisional engagement of BPM / ABPM / Dak Sevak subject to pending verification of Character and antecedents / caste certificate / educational qualification etc

No.17-3512016-GDS-Vol.-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 17.07.2019
To
All Chief Post Masters General I Post Masters General

Sub:- Provisional engagement of BPM/ABPM/Dak Sevak subject to pending verification of Character and antecedents/caste certificate/educational qualification etc.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to refer to Directorate instructions issued vide No. 17-23/2016-GDS/Vil.III dated 17.12.2018 regarding Provisional engagement of BPM /ABPM/Dak Sevak subject to pending verification of Character and antecedents/caste certificate/educational qualification etc. as a special case for the 2nd Cycle.

2. While monitoring the joining status of Circles during the 1st Cycle, it has been observed that very less number of candidates have joined the GDS posts despite issue of these instructions.

3. As you may be aware the Government intends to fill up all the vacant GDS posts by December 2019. Hence, the Competent Authority has decided that provisional engagement orders of BPMs/ABPMs/Dak Sevaks may also be issued during the current 2nd Cycle subject to pending Verification of character and antecedents/caste certificate/educational qualification certificates etc.

4. Further, it is clarified that, while intimating the candidates about his provisional engagement to the post of GDS, the candidate may be asked to produce the original educational certificates and other documents such as caste certificate, Disability certificate, certificate of date of birth, EWS certificate etc. on the day of GDS candidate attending division office/joining. The originals may be verified on the day of attending divisional office by the engaging authority.

5. A self-declaration, as per format given in Annexure must be obtained from the candidate before offering provisional engagement order. The candidate should declare that the documents , which has been submitted by him/her are genuine and in case such documents are found fake, the matter will be reported to police and he/she will be terminated from the engagement. All the required certificates will, however be verified from the issuing authority within 180 days. If any of the documents are found fake, FIR should be lodged against the candidate and copy of the same should be kept in office record/personal file of the candidate concerned and action taken as per Rule -8 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rule, 2011.

6. The provisional offer of engagement shall clearly specify that if any information or documents submitted by the candidates are found fake at a later stage, he/she shall be terminated from the engagement in accordance with Rule 8 of GDS (Conduct & Engagement) Rules, 2011.
7. All the Circles are requested to submit the information by 5th of every month about numbers of GDS joined the post in the following format:

Name of Circle ---------

Number of vacancies notified in Cycle 1st/2nd for GDSNumber of candidates joined during the last month in GDS cadreTotal number of candidates joined upto last month in GDS cadre since result declaredNumber of cases in which documents found fakeNumber of cases in which FIR lodged due to fake documentsNumber of cases in which action taken under Rule-8







Yours faithfully,
(S.B.Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Annexure

DECLARATION
I _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ son/daughter/ wife of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Resident of Vill _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ PO _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Tehsil _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ District _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ State _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, hereby declare that, the documents submitted by me (i.e. Educational Certificate/Computer Certificate, EWS, PwD and Caste Certificates etc.) on the basis of which I have applied for the posts of BPM/ABPM/Dak Sevak are genuine. I also undertake that, in case, any document submitted by me is found fake/false during my entire engagement period, the matter may be reported to police and I will be liable for termination forthwith from engagement under Rule -8 of Gramin Dak Sevak (Engagement and Conduct) Rules, 2011 amended from time to time and without prejudice to such further action under the provisions of Indian Penal Code for production of fake/false certificate.

Place:
Signature _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Name of applicant/candidate: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Address _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Date:

Source: CEPT

Extension of last date Hiring of Non-Technical Consultants (Section Officers Level) in the Department of Pharmaceuticals

DoPT Orders 2019

Extension of last date Hiring of Non-Technical Consultants (Section Officers Level) in the Department of Pharmaceuticals
F.No. 21/12/2018-CS.I (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(CS.l Division)
2nd Floor, 'A' rwing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 19th July, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Hiring of Non-Technical Consultants (Section Officers Level) in the Department of Pharmaceuticals - Extension of last date regarding.

The undersigned is directed to circulate herewith circular , No. A-41011/2/2017-Estt. dated 11.07.2019 and 12.01.2019 for filling up Non-technical Consultants (section officers Level) in the Department of Pharmaceuticals on contract basis, as per following details, for information to all concerned officers.

Name of the Post : Non-Technical Consultant (Section Officer Level)
No.of Vacancy : 05


2. In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministry / Department.
(Sanjay Kumar Das; Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: DoPT

GPF interest rate is 7.9 % from July 2019


GPF interest rate is 7.9 % from July 2019

General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry (Seven point nine percent) w.e.f. 1st July, 2019 to 30th September, 2019

(PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA)
F. NO. 5(2)-B(PD)/2019
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
New Delhi, the 12th July, 2019
RESOLUTION

It is announced for general information that during the year 2019-2020, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.9% (Seven point nine percent) w.e.f. 1st July, 2019 to 30th September, 2019. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st July, 2019. The funds concerned are
  1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
  2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
  3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
  4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
  5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
  6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
  7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
  8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
  9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
  10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.
2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Increasing promotion quota percentage for Technician-III posts in Diesel / Electric Loco/ EMU Sheds in Indian Railways

Increasing promotion quota percentage for Technician-III posts in Diesel / Electric Loco/ EMU Sheds in Indian Railways

As per the Railway Board orders issued on 12th July, 2019, the promotion quota increased from 25% to 50%.

The RBE order said, 50% plus shortfall, if any, against LDCE quota as at (ii) below by selection from Course Completed Act Apprentices, and ITI passed candidates in relevant trades from the open market; serving employees who are ‘course completed Act Apprentices’ or ITI qualified could be considered against this quota allowing age relaxation as applicable to serving employees; and
(ii) 25% from serving semi-skilled and unskilled staff with educational qualification as laid down in Apprentices Act; and

(iii) 25% by promotion of staff in the lower grade as per prescribed procedure.

Consequent to demand raised by both the recognized Federations i.e. AIRF and NFIR in the PNM, for increasing the promotion quota from 25% to 50% to bring it at par with the provision for Technician-III in the various Engineering Departments, the matter has been examined by the Board, keeping in view the justification put forth by the Federations.

It has been decided that henceforth posts of Technician-III in Diesel/Electric Loco/ EMU Sheds may be filled as under:-

25% plus shortfall, if any, against LDCE quota as at (ii) below by selection from Course Completed Act Apprentices, and ITI passed candidates in relevant trades from the open market; serving employees who are ‘Course Completed Act Apprentices’ or ITI qualified could be considered against this quota allowing age relaxation as applicable to serving employees; and

25% from servmg semi-skilled and unskilled staff with educational qualification as laid down in Apprentices Act; and

50% by promotion of staff in the lower grade as per prescribed procedure.

DIRECT QUOTA IN GRADE PAY RS. 4600 SHOULD BE ELIMINATED TOTALLY

Last year NFIR writes to the Secretary of Railway Board, the Direct Quota in Grade Pay Rs. 4600 should be eliminated totally and to be filled only by promotion.

While the Railway Board had enhanced the entry level qualification for recruitment through all modes in GP 1800/- Pay Level (RBE No.73/2017) in technical departments, the entry level qualification for Technician has not been revised. For improving the efficiency levels, this aspects needs to be addressed.

As highly qualified staff have joined against safety and other than safety category posts, frustration is growing among them due to no career growth for them.

In this connection Federation cites the case of a Senior Technicians on a Zonal Railway who possess MBA/PGD (HRM) qualification but they are not able to become JE/SSE as their qualification is not matching with the requirement.

They are also not made eligible to appear for GDCE due to restrictions laid down by the Board. In order to meet the genuine aspirations of these qualified staff on Zonal Railways

Proposed 'Hunger Strike:24Hrs. Hunger Fast' and 'Chakka Jam' by "All India Loco Running Staff Association" (AILICSA) on 15th July to 17th July, 2019


Proposed 'Hunger Strike:24Hrs. Hunger Fast' and 'Chakka Jam' by "All India Loco Running Staff Association" (AILICSA) on 15th July to 17th July, 2019

(GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)
(MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2018/E(LR)II/1/14
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways &
Including PUs etc

Sub: Proposed ‘Hunger Strike:24Hrs. Hunger Fast’ and `Chakka Jam’ by “All India Loco Running Staff Association”(AILICSA) on 15th July to 17th July, 2019.

It has come to notice that AILRSA has given a call for Hunger Strike: 24Hrs Hunger Fast' and 'Chakka Jam' on the issues of (i) Revision of KMA rates as per 1980 formula; (ii) Parity in Pension for Running Staff Pensioners; (iii) Implementation of Safety Committee recommendations; (iv) Retention of Railways in Service sector under the Government; (v) Withdrawal of NPS and restoration of OPS; and (vi) Against the 100 days’ Action Plan for Railway Privatisation; (vii) Issues related to Crew Beat and their working hours etc.

In view of aforesaid, there should not be any room for complacency on the part of the Railway administrations and all necessary stringent steps must be taken to ensure discipline and smooth functioning of rail movement. It most he ensured that Railway Servants need to seek necessary permissions from the Competent Authority on their respective Railways/ Production Units to leave their headquarters.

Their particular attention should be drawn to relevant penal provisions i.e. Section 173, 174 and 175 of the Railways Act, 1989 which are attracted in cases of abandoning train without authority, obstructing running of train and endangering the safety of persons by disobeying rules etc.

In case any Railway Servant participates in the aforementioned protests including 'Hunger Strike', 'Chukka Jam' etc, a report indicating the number of Railway Servants who took part in such protests should be conveyed to Board’s office on the evening of 15th , 16th and 17th July, 2019.

(Alok Kumar)
Executive Director Estt.(IR)
Railway Board
Source: Confederation

Indian Railways will conduct the largest recruitment drive for the Para-Medical Staff

Indian Railways will conduct the largest recruitment drive for the Para-Medical Staff

Ministry of Railways

Largest Recruitment Drive for the Para-Medical Staff by Indian Railways

Computer Based Test for Recruitment to 1923 Posts of Para-Medical Categories will start from 19th July, 2019

Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections will be available to Eligible Candidates

More than 4.39 Lakh Candidates will appear for the Test

Female candidates constitute 62 per cent of the total candidates

More than 50 % Candidates will be appearing for the post of Staff Nurse

The Test will be held in 345 Test Centres in 107 towns / cities across the country

18 JUL 2019
Indian Railways will conduct the largest recruitment drive for the Para-Medical categories. The Computer Based Test (CBT) for recruitment to 1923 posts of Para-Medical categories will commence from 19.07.2019. The test will be conducted over three days from 19.07.2019 to 21.07.2019 and on each day there will be three shifts. In this recruitment drive, more than 4.39 lakh candidates will be taking the test which will be held in 345 test Centres in 107 towns/cities across the country.

This is first recruitment by Indian Railways in which reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) will be available to eligible candidates. Against 10 per cent of the total vacancies earmarked for EWS candidates, 4654 EWS candidates will be appearing in the Tests.

The Computer Based Test will be of 90 minutes duration with 30 minutes extra for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBDs). The tests will comprise questions from Professional Stream, General Awareness, General Arithmetic, General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Science. There will be multiple choice objective questions.

The questions of the test will be available in 15 different languages, including English and Hindi. The candidates can view the question in English and the language the candidate has opted as the medium of test.

The largest number of candidates applied for this recruitment is from Uttar Pradesh (64,596) followed by Rajasthan (62,772), Maharashtra (38,097), Kerala (35,496).

The noticeable feature of this recruitment is that female candidates out number male candidates, the female candidates constitute 62 per cent of the total candidates. Besides, there are also 28 number of Transgender (TG) candidates in the fray.

The selected candidates will be appointed, inter alia, to the post of Staff Nurse, Dietician, Health & Malaria Inspector, Pharmacist, Optometrist, and Radiographer. More than 50 % candidates will be appearing for the post of Staff Nurse.

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Rules for filing IPRs Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules by all Government servants


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Rules for filing IPRs
18 JUL 2019
In terms of Rule 18 of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, Immovable Property Returns (IPRs) are required to be submitted by all Government servants on their first appointment to any service or post and subsequently to be submitted annually. Similar provisions are also available in All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968.

Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) being the cadre controlling authority for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) maintains the data in respect of officers belonging to these services. As per information in respect of these officers, IPRs for the year 2018, have not been filed by 52 IAS officers of the level of Joint Secretary & above, 163 CSS officers of the level of Under Secretary & above and 51 CSSS officers of the level of Principal Private Secretary & above.

DoPT, vide O.M. No. 104/33/2005-AVD-I dated 7.09.2011 and O.M. No. 11012/11/2007-Estt.(A) dated 27.09.2011, has prescribed that vigilance clearance shall be denied to the officers of All India Services and Central Civil Services/ Posts for certain purposes if they fail to submit their annual Immovable Property Returns of the previous year latest by 31st January of the following year.

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 Rajya Sabha today.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

DoE: Festival Advance, Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance, Pension Revision for Autonomous Bodies, Pay Scale parity with CSS, Bonus Ceiling etc.: Minutes of meeting of Standing Committee

DoE: Festival Advance, Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance, Pension Revision for Autonomous Bodies, Pay Scale parity with CSS, Bonus Ceiling etc.: Minutes of meeting of Standing Committee

[GoI, Min P,PG & P, DoPT’s OM No. 3/1/2018-JCA dated 08.07.2019]

Subject: Minutes of the Standing Committee Meeting held on 07.03.2019 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) - reg.

(xxii) Item No 10: Restoration of Interest Free Advances, withdrawn by the Government based on 7th CPC Recommendations :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that Seventh Pay Commission in its report had recommended that all interest free advances should be abolished. The recommendations of the Commission relating to the abolition of interest free advances have been accepted by the Government with the exception of interest free Advances for Medical Treatment and Travelling Allowance for the family of the deceased. Travelling Allowance on tour or on transfer and Leave Travel Concessions have also been retained.

Staff Side also raised the demand for the restoring Festival Advance. Joint Secretary (Personnel) agreed to reconsider the issue of restoring the Festival Advance.

Staff Side
thanked JS (Pers.) for agreeing to reconsider the issue of restoration of Festival Advance to the Central Govt. Employees.

(xxiii) Item No. 19 : Dispense with the practice of ignoring the fraction while computing Dearness Allowance :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that the present formula for calculation of DA where the whole numbers with fraction carried forward while calculating the percentage increase in DA was/is based on the recommendation of the 4th CPC. This method also saves the Government expenditure.

Secretary Staff raised his objection stating that the employee losses his benefit, when the fraction is ignored and carried forward. Therefore it is requested that Dearness Allowance should be paid on the actual DA raise, since DA is to compensate the inflation/price rise.

Joint Secretary (Personnel) though agreed to re-examine the matter, also informed that this may have financial implications and may increase Government expenditure.

(xxiv) Item No. 21 : Removal of conditions of being at the CHQ for few days in a month to claim the Transport allowance :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that the Transport Allowance is granted for full month, even if an employee attend office for one day in a calendar month. However, when an employee remains away from Headquarters for full calendar month(s) on duty / tour, he does not get any Transport Allowance. Since the employee has no occasion to commute between place of duty/Headquarters and residence during such calendar month(s), grant of Transport Allowance for that calendar month(s) is not admissible and also not justified. Further, for such period when employee is sent away on duty/tour from his Headquarters to any other place, he gets adequately compensated by grant of Daily allowance for that period. As per 6th and 7th CPC recommendations, Daily allowance is being given as reimbursement for hotel accommodation, food bill and local travel charges.

Staff Side demanded that being at the CHQ for one day, as a condition may be removed similar to the removal of one kilometer condition earlier. The Staff Side further stated that if an employee is away from headquarter for training or tour in a whole calendar month he does not get Transport Allowance. This is not justified because CCA has been abolished and it is subsumed in Transport Allowance implying that the Staff losses CCA as well. The Staff Side further stated that employees, who goes on Child Care Leave also does not benefit due to this condition. They demanded that the matter should be re-examined.

Joint Secretary (Personnel) agreed to re-examine the matter.

(xxv) Item No.24: Transport allowance in case of Physically handicapped person at double rate and deduction of the same if one is on short leave may be dispensed with :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that as per Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 21/5/2017-E.II(B) dated 07.07.2017, Transport Allowance at double the normal rates is admissible to Physically disabled employees, viz. Visually impaired, orthopedically handicapped, deaf and dumb/hearing impaired and also to employees suffering from spinal deformity. Otherwise, the general conditions for drawal of Transport Allowance at normal rates apply equally to all Govt. employees. Hence, Transport Allowance at double the normal rates will not be admissible for the calendar months (s) wholly covered by leave for persons with disabilities. In this regard, the Department of Expenditure has not issued any other instructions. He further stated that there are no instructions with regard to having attendants for handicapped employees and if there is any such instances then that should be brought to the notice of Department of Expenditure. The Staff Side agreed to this suggestions.

(xxvi) Item No. 26 : Extension of benefits of revised pension rules - 2016 in respect of pensioners of Central Government employees in autonomous bodies :

Joint Secretary (Personnel): stated that Department of Expenditure has issued orders only for Central Government Employees and not in respect of employees belonging to autonomous bodies. In case of Dearness Allowance the orders are issued by administrative Ministries/Departments.

Secretary (Staff Side) pointed out that the employees of autonomous bodies were getting pay scales of Central Government; the problem arose when the Department of Expenditure imposed the condition that 25% of the expenditure will be borne by the administrative Ministries/Department. It is imperative that these Central Government employees in autonomous bodies should be kept on equal footing with Central Govt. employees for the purpose of pay scales and pension.

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that there are as many as 680 autonomous bodies where Central Government employees are working and if this demand is accepted the repercussion will be huge. Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that the Staff Side may keep this demand as a separate issue.)

(xxvii) Item No. 27 & Item No. 38 : Parity in pay scale of all stenographers, assistants and Ministerial staffs in subordinate offices and in IA&AD and organized accounts cadre with Central Secretariat staffs by upgrading their pay scales :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) stated that in cases where 7th CPC has recommended downgrading of pay scales of Assistants and Section Officers of CSS, Assistant Nursing Superintendent etc., the Government after considering the recommendations of the Commission decided that those recommendations related to down-grading of posts may not be accepted and normal replacement may have to be allowed in such cases. He further said that a committee has been formed by Department of Personnel & Training to examine the matter.

Staff Side reiterated that considering the nature of the job of Stenographers or Assistants, the Ministerial Staffs of subordinate offices and Central Secretariat are the same. It is justified that pay parity is maintained

while considering the matter related to pay scale. The staff side also demanded that the Committee constituted for this purpose may consult the Staff side also before finalizing its recommendation.

(xxviii) Item No.29: Enhancement of Bonus Ceiling Limit of Casual Labourers, consequent on enhancement of bonus calculation ceiling of Central Govt. Employees :

Joint Secretary (Personnel) informed that the details have been sought from different Ministries/Departments mainly from Ministry of Defence, M/o Labour, M/o Housing & Urban Affairs etc. and the information is awaited. Once the information is received from these Ministries, the rates of bonus will be enhanced, accordingly. The item has been considered closed.

Restoration of Old Pension Scheme – Loksabha

Restoration of Old Pension Scheme – Loksabha Q & A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
*****
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO:3569
TO BE ANSWERED ON JULY 15.07.2019

Restoration of Old Pension Scheme

Rakesh Singh
Rodmal Nagar

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the demand is being made by trade unions/Government employees to restore the old pension scheme for the Central Government employees as the pension amount is lower and uncertain under the new pension scheme which was implemented in the year 2004;
(b) if so, whether the Government is considering the aforesaid demand of the employees; and
(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

The Minister of State (Finance)
(Shri Anurag Singh Thakur)


(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) and (c) Due to rising and unsustainable pension bill, the Government had made a conscious move to shift from the defined benefit, pay-as-you-go pension scheme to defined contribution pension scheme now called as National Pension System (NPS). The transition also helped in freeing the limited resources of the Government for more productive and socio-economic sectoral development.

There is no proposal to replace the NPS with old pension scheme in respect of Central Government employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004.

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Source: Loksabha

Grant of House Rent Allowance to Central Government employees on basis of Census-2011

7th CPC HRA

Grant of House Rent Allowance to Central Government employees on basis of Census-2011

2/5/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th July, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Re-classification / Upgradation of Cities / Towns on the basis of Census-2011 for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Government employees -reg.

Reference is invited to this Department’s OM No. 215/2014-E,II(B) dated 21.07.2015 relating to re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of Census-2011 for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to the Central Government employees. Orders with regard to grant of HRA on implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) were subsequently issued vide OM No. 2/5/2017-E_II(B) dated 07.07.2017.

2. This Department is in receipt of references from a few Ministries/ Departments, seeking clarification with regard to continuation of special dispensation allowed in the past to cities/towns for grant of HRA at higher rates. In this context, it is clarified that any special dispensation allowed in the past to cities/towns for grant of HRA at higher rates, not specifically mentioned in aforesaid OMs No. 2/5/2014-E.11(B) dated 21.07.2015 and No. 2/5/2017-E.II(B) dated 07.072017 shall continue to apply, if the same has not been superseded/dispensed with or the existing classification of such city has not been revised to a higher classification on account of the population criteria, vide aforesaid OMs dated 21.07.2015 and 07.07.2017.

3. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoE

Revision of pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500 or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods

DoPPW

Revision of pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500 or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods

Revision of Concordance Tables for Pre-2006 Pensioners

No. 38/33/12-P&PW (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 9th July, 2019

Office Memorandum

Sub :- Revision of pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods.

Instructions have been issued vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 4.1.2019 that for the purpose of revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 under para 4.2 of the O.M. dated 1.9.2008, the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- may be considered as the corresponding Grade pay in the case of pre-2006 pensioners who retired/died in the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods.

It was also provided that the revised pension w.c.f. 1,1.2006 in terms of para 4.2 of OM dated 1.9.2008, for the pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the pay scale of Rs, 6500-10500/- in the 5 th CPC or equivalent pay scales in the earlier Pay Commissions would be Rs. 8345/-.

The entries at serial number 13 in the annexure of this Department’s OM No. 38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013 were also revised accordingly.

2. This Department has issued concordance tables for revision of pension, w.e.f. 1.1.2016, of pre-2016 pensioners by notional fixation of pay in the 7th CPC vide this Departments OM dated 6.7.2017, Tables No.24 & 25 in these concordance tables indicated the revised pension/family pension based on the corresponding 6th CPC grade pay of Rs. 4200/- in respect of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners who retired/died in the 5th CPC scale of 6500-10500/- or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods. Consequent on the decision to consider the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- as the corresponding Grade pay in the case of pre-2006 pensioners who retired/died in the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods and based on the fitment tables provided by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), Tables No.24 & 25 have been revised. Accordingly, revised concordance Tables No.24 & 25 arc enclosed herewith.

3. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to revise pension/family pension w.e.f. 1.1.2016 in respect of pre-2006 pensioner family pensioners who retired/died in the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods using the concordance tables enclosed herewith. The other provisions / instructions for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners, as contained in this Department’s OM of even number dated 12.5.2017 and 6.7.2017 will remain unchanged.

4. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their OM No. 30-1/33(c)/ 2016-1.C./E.III,A dated 28.6.2019

5. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Ruchir Mittal)
Deputy Secretary

Source: Doppw

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Withdrawal of Minimum Balance Penalty by Banks

Ministry of Finance
Withdrawal of Minimum Balance Penalty by Banks

16 JUL 2019

According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines, banks do not have any Minimum Balance requirement for Basic Savings Bank Deposit accounts (BSBD), including accounts opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan DhanYojana (PMJDY). As on March 2019, there were 57.3 crore BSBD accounts across the country including 35.27 crore (61.6%) Jan-Dhan accounts. Hence, for these accounts there are no charges for not maintaining minimum balance. BSBD accounts are considered normal banking services available to all and it offers certain basic minimum facilities free of charge.

For accounts other than BSBD accounts, as per RBI’s Master Circular on “Customer Service in Banks” dated July 1, 2015, banks are permitted to fix service charges on various services rendered by them, as per their Board approved policy, while ensuring that the charges are reasonable and not out of line with the average cost of providing these services. Further, banks have been advised to identify basic services and the principles to be adopted/ followed by them for ensuring reasonableness in fixing such charges. Banks are also advised to take steps to ensure that customers are made aware of the service charges upfront and changes in the service charges are implemented only with the prior notice to the customers.

This was stated by Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Scheme for providing immediate relief to the families of Railway Servants who die while in service

NFIR

Scheme for providing immediate relief to the families of Railway Servants who die while in service

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

No. E(W)2019/FU-1/6

New Delhi, dated 27.06.2019

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and
Production Units.

Sub: Scheme for providing immediate relief to the families of Railway Servants who die while in service

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(W) 1998/WE-6/6 dated 05.08.1999
Board’ s letter No. E(W) 2004/WE-6/9 dated 04.12.2009

Sanction of the President is hereby communicated to the following modification to the Ministry of Railways letter No.E(W)72/WE-6/15 dated. 21.04.1973 on the above subject as amended from time to time:-

“In Para-I (ii) of the letter ibid, substitute the figure of Rs.15,000/- by the figure Rs.25,000/-“.

2. This amendment takes effect from the date of issue of this letter.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

(D.V Rao)
Director Estt. (Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

Strengthening of administration Periodic review of Central Government Employees under Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(j)/(l) and Rule 48 of CCS (pension) Rules, 1972

Strengthening of administration Periodic review of Central Government Employees under Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(j)/(l) and Rule 48 of CCS (pension) Rules, 1972

NFIR

No.25013/3/2019-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of personnel, public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi
New Delhi, 20th June, 2019

Office MEMORANDUM

Subject: Strengthening of administration Periodic review of Central Government Employees under Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(j)/(l) and Rule 48 of CCS (pension) Rules, 1972

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M No.25013/1/2013-Estt.A dated 21.3.2014, OM No.25013/1/2013-Estt.A-IV dated 11.9.2015, 11.03.2016 and 10.8.2017 for periodic review of Central Government Employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(j)/(l) and Rule 48 of CCS (pension) Rules, 1972.

The detailed guidelines on the above sunjeci are already in public domain at http://dopt.gov.in under Notifications -> OM & Orders -> Establishment -> Premature Retirement.

All Ministries / Departments are requested to undertake the periodic reviews in letter and spirit, including in public sector undertakings (PSUs) / Banks and Autonomous institutions, under their administrative control. Department of Public Enterprises will also compile and countercheck with all concerned Ministries / Departments.

The Ministries / Departments should ensure that the prescribed procedure like forming of opinion to retire a Government employee prematurely in public interest is strictly adhered to, and that the decision is not an arbitrary one, and is not based on collateral grounds as per the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in case of UOI & Col, J.N.Sinha [1571 SCR (1) 791].

All the Ministries / Departments shall furnish a report to Dop&T in the format given below by 15th day of each month starting from 15th July, 2019. Department of Public Enterprises are requested to also compile and countercheck the data with all concerned administrative Ministries / Departments in respect of PSUs before furnishing the report to DoP&T.

Number of employees to be reviewed under FR 56 (j) group-wise (A/B/C) – 1

Number of employees reviewed under FR 56 (j) group-wise (A/B/C) – 2

Number of employees reviewed and against whom FR 56 (j) invoked/ recommended group-wise (A/B/C) – 3

Number of employees retired prematurely under FR 56 (j) group-wise (A/B/C) – 4

(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: NFIR

General – Elections from 96 – Putkura Assembly Constituency in the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha and 8 – Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu

General – Elections from 96 – Putkura Assembly Constituency in the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha and 8 – Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu

DoPT Orders 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 the July 16 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: General – Elections from 96 – Putkura Assembly Constituency in the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha and 8 – Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu – regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that, as informed by the Election Commission of India vide their letter No. 437/ 6/ ECI/ INST/ FUNCT/ MCC/ 2019/ 515 dated 04.07.2019, General Election from 96 – Putkura Assembly Constituency in the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha will be held on 20.07.2019 (Saturday) and Election to 8- Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu will be held on 05.08.2019 (Monday).

In this regard, the guidelines already issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/ 14/99- JCA dated 10.10.2001 would have to be followed for the Central Government Offices, including industrial establishments, in the concerned State.

The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concer ed.

Hindi version will follow.

(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. 2309 2338

Source: DoPT

Monday, 15 July 2019

DoPT Orders 2019 – Procedure to be followed in cases of disagreement on Recruitment Rules

DoPT Orders 2019 – Procedure to be followed in cases of disagreement on Recruitment Rules

DoPT Orders 2019

No.AB- 14017/11/2019-Estt.(RR)(3147397)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Estt(RR) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: July, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Procedure to be followed in cases of disagreement on Recruitment Rules – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to state that as per extant instructions, the process of framing / amending of Recruitment Rules for a post involves consultation with DoPT, UPSC and thereafter vetting by the Legislative Department. As per established procedure, the Administrative Ministries / Departments frame service rules/recruitment rules or propose amendments thereof, based mainly on the model RRs or instructions issued by DoPT from time to time and refer them to DoP&T for concurrence. After the receipt of concurrence from DoPT, the Ministries/Departments refer proposals to UPSC for advice. After receipt of concurrence of UPSC. with the approval of Competent Authority, RRs are finally notified, after vetting by the legislative Department.

UPSC brought certain instances to the notice of this Department, where post the advice of Commission, RRs have been notified incorporating substantial changes in the recruitment rules / service rules (RRs/SRs). without obtaining the concurrence of the Commission, which is not in order. On consideration of the matter, it has been decided that if substantial changes are effected in the RRs after the receipt of advice of UPSC. the same shall be brought to the notice of UPSC by the administrative Ministry for obtaining their advice / concurrence on the same. Non-adherence to this procedure may result in the case being treated as a case of disagreement with the Commission, and therefore administrative Ministries have to take a conscious decision in this regard. Substantial changes referred here are those changes having a bearing on the principles of recruitment, viz., change in the method of recruitment, eligibility criteria etc and does not include vetting changes made by the Legislative Department, spelling or grammatical corrections.

In light of the foregoing, all Ministries/ Departments are requested to refer the proposals back to UPSC for concurrence in cases where administrative Ministry / Department, after the receipt of advice of the Commission, want to carry out any change/s in the draft RRs/SRs, which is / are substantial in nature. All Ministries/Departments are requested to adhere to these instructions.

(K Prakasham)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 23094254

To
All Ministries / Departments

Source: DoPT

Promotion of Sports among Female Students

Promotion of Sports among Female Students

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Promotion of Sports among Female Students

Posted On: 15 JUL 2019

Khelo India Scheme inter-alia provides for bridging gaps in sports infrastructure. Sports Authority of India (SAI) also implements the Schemes of National Sports Talent Contest (NSTC) and Extension Centres of SAI Training Centres (STC)/Special Area Games (SAG) Centres with the aim of promoting sports. These schemes are applicable for all, including girls schools and colleges. In financial year 2018-19 this Ministry spent Rs. 1297.39 crore for sports development details of which are as below:-

  1.     Scheme: Development in sports Institutions Expenditure (Rs. in crore): 483.83
  2.     Scheme: Encouragement and Awards to Sportsperson Expenditure (Rs. in crore): 312.32
  3.     Scheme: Khelo India – National Programme for Development of Sports Expenditure (Rs. in crore): 501.24

“Sports” being a State subject the responsibility of development Sports, including among girls in schools and colleges across the country rests with the State / Union Territory (UT) Governments. Government of India supplements the efforts of State / UT Governments by providing financial assistance through National Sports Federations, training in Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centres and support under Khelo India Scheme.

This information was given by the Minister of State (I/C) Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

30,85,205 Persons Enrolled in Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan PM-SYM as on July 10, 2019

30,85,205 Persons Enrolled in Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan PM-SYM as on July 10, 2019

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan
30,85,205 Persons Enrolled in PM-SYM as on July 10, 2019

15 JUL 2019

Government of India in February 2019 launched the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM), a voluntary and contributory pension Scheme, for the benefit of unorganised workers, as per the eligibility. The scheme assures minimum monthly pension of Rs. 3000/- to the beneficiaries after attaining the age of 60 years. Under the Scheme, the subscriber is required to pay the prescribed monthly contribution amount and the Central Government provides the equal matching contribution. This scheme is implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India. Enrolment under the Scheme was started with effect from 15-02-2019. As on date 10.07.2019, the total person enrolled under PM-SYM are 30,85,205.

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

KVS: Safety and Security of Children in Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools

KVS: Safety and Security of Children in Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools

KVS

Safety and Security of Children in Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools

MEASURES TO PREVENT CHILDREN FROM DANGERS OF WATER AND DROWNING

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and Kendriya Vidyalay Sanghatan (KVS) in their guidelines have explained steps to be taken to avoid danger of children from drowning.

WELLS AND PONDS

I. The wells and ponds if exist in the campus are to be provided with protective wall and iron grills covering the well and the movements of the students should be restricted towards it.

RIVER, CANALS, PONDS AND RAILWAY TRACKS

II. Children should not be allowed to go towards the nearby river, canals, ponds and railway tracks and to take bath using water from the overhead tanks by climbing on the terrace.

Fencing should be provided to the steps of overhead tank to avoid children climbing over head tank.

III. Movements of children are to be strictly watched through formation of groups by school authorities.

IV. Children should not be permitted to go outside the School premises during the school hours.

SCHOOL CAMPUS STRICTLY ENFORCED

V. The presence of the students in the School campus at all times should be strictly enforced. Strict discipline and to check the unauthorized absence of the students from the School is to be given paramount importance.

VI. The root cause for such behavior of the child must be ascertained, parents should be informed accordingly and corrective steps should be taken.

VII. For certain ritual and functions which are observed in the school, necessary precautions and arrangements to be made in advance.

Children should not be permitted to go on rallies for immersion of idols in tanks, ponds and wells etc.

VIII. No procession should be allowed to move from school out of the campus in the eve of any religious celebrations.

SWIMMING POOL

IX. No swimming pool will be constructed without prior permission of competent authority.

X. If swimming pool is constructed in school premises, it must be constructed as per the prescribed norms of competent authority and should also be maintained as prescribed.

Source: KVS

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Retention of Government Accommodation after retirement till the lifetime in cases related to medical and education of children?

Retention of Government Accommodation after retirement till the lifetime in cases related to medical and education of children?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 902
ANSWERED ON: 27.06.2019

Retention of Government Accommodation

Upendra Singh Rawat
Kaushal Kishore
Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether the Government has any proposal for retention of the Government accommodation by the Central Government servants after retirement, on payment of suitable rent, at least till the lifetime of the Central Government servant, especially in cases related to medical and education of children;

(b) If so, the details thereof; and

(c) If not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHANRGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS (SHRI HARDEEP SINGH PURI)

(a) No, Sir.

(b) Does not arise in view of reply to (a) above.

(c) As per Rule 40(1)(ii) of Central Government General Pool Residential Accommodation (CGGPRA) Rules, 2017, on retirement, a central Government employee who is an allottee of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA), can retain Government Accommodation for six months on payment of normal license fee.

Source: Lok Sabha

Backlog reserved vacancies for SCs, STs and OBCs with ten Ministries and Departments

Backlog reserved vacancies for SCs, STs and OBCs with ten Ministries and Departments

Reservation in Central Govt Services

“Backlog reserved vacancies for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) with ten Ministries/ Departments”

Vacant posts of reserved category candidates are not centrally maintained, as the recruitment process is carried out by the respective cadre controlling authorities through concerned recruitment agencies.

However, Department of Personnel and Training monitors the progress in respect of filling up of backlog reserved vacancies for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) with ten Ministries/ Departments, having more than 90% of the employees in Central Government.

As per information provided by the ten Ministries/Departments which includes their Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions, Central Public Sector Undertakings etc., out of 92589 backlog reserved vacancies (29198 for SCs, 22829 for STs and 40562 for OBCs), 63876 backlog reserved vacancies (20975 for SCs, 15874 for STs and 27027 for OBCs) were filled up during the period from 01.04.2012 to 31.12.2016 and 28,713 backlog reserved vacancies (8223 for SCs, 6955 for STs and 13535 for OBCs) remained unfilled as on 01.01.2017.

Out of these ten Ministries/Departments, five Ministries/Departments have further informed that out of 21499 backlog reserved vacancies (7532 for SCs, 6887 for STs and 7080 for OBCs), 12334 backlog reserved vacancies (4514 for SCs, 3595 for STs and 4225 for OBCs) were filled up as on 31.12.2017 and 9165 backlog reserved vacancies (3018 for SCs, 3292 for STs and 2855 for OBCs) remained unfilled as on 01.01.2018.

Filling up of vacancies, including backlog reserved vacancies, is a continuous process.

However, Department of Personnel and Training has already issued instructions to all Ministries/Departments to constitute an in-house Committee to identify backlog reserved vacancies, study of the root cause of backlog reserved vacancies, initiation of measures to remove such factors and to fill up such vacancies through Special Recruitment Drive.

The persons belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs), who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs have been given 10% reservation in direct recruitment in civil posts and services in the Government of India.

Every Government establishment shall recast group-wise posts-based reservation roster register for direct recruitment in accordance with the format given in Office Memorandum No. 36039/1/2019-Estt.(Res) dated 31.01.2019, issued by the Department of Personnel and Training for affecting 10% reservation for EWSs.

While fixing the roster points, if the EWS roster point coincides with the roster points of SCs/STs/OBCs, the next available UR (Unreserved) roster point has been allotted to the EWS.

The above information  given as a written reply to a question in parliament on 10.7.2019 by the Minister of State for Dopt Dr. Jitendra Singh.

Cadre Restructuring of physiotherapists

Cadre Restructuring of physiotherapists

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Cadre Restructuring of physiotherapists

12 JUL 2019

A committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. B. D. Athani, Principal Consultant, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family welfare on cadre restructuring of Physiotherapists of four Central Government Hospitals of Delhi i.e. Safdarjung Hospital, Dr. Ram ManoharLohia Hospital, Smt. SuchetaKriplani Hospital and Kalawati Saran Children Hospital. The Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Committee are as under:

  •     To review the structure of Physiotherapy Cadre in Safdarjung Hospital, Dr, RML Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College and SSK and Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital along with the feeder cadre, so as to harmonise the functional need with the legitimate career expectations of its members.
  •     To assess the magnitude of stagnation in various grade and suggest remedial measure, both short term and long term and to reduce promotional blocks and at the same time prevent gaps from building up.
  •     To suggest measures to enhance the effectiveness of service and capacity building of the staff.
  •     To take view and suggestion of the stakeholders i.e. participation Hospitals, its Union and Members of the service for cadre review.
  •     To Examine any issue as referred to it by the Hospitals.
  •     To review the Physiotherapy Cadre in these Hospitals keeping in view of the increased work load.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), ShAshwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

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Health Insurance Scheme for CGHS Beneficiaries

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Health Insurance Scheme for CGHS Beneficiaries

12 JUL 2019

The Sixth Central Pay Commission in its report had recommended the introduction of a Health Insurance Scheme for central government employees and pensioners and their dependent family members on pan India basis. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has framed the draft health Insurance Scheme. OPD facilities are not covered under the proposed scheme. The draft scheme has been sent to the Department of Expenditure, Government of India, for appraisal and approval of the financial feasibility of the scheme.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

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Friday, 12 July 2019

PFRDA Circular regarding enhanced Govt Contribution from 10% to 14% under NPS i.r.o. Central Autonomous Bodies

PFRDA Circular regarding enhanced Govt Contribution from 10% to 14% under NPS i.r.o. Central Autonomous Bodies

PENSION FUND REGULATORY
AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
B-14/A, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,
Qutub Institutional Area,
Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi-110016

PFRDA/17/07/11/0002/2019-SUP/CG
07.06.2019

To,

All Principal Accounting Officers of Central Autonomous Bodies

Sir/ Madam,

Subject: Necessary instructions for all CABs (Central Autonomous Bodies) concerned with reference to gazette notification F.No.1/3/2016-PR dated 31/01/2019 issued by Dept of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance containing recent announcements under NPS- reg.

This is with reference to the gazette notification F.No.1/3/2016-PR dated 31/01/2019 issued by Dept of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance (copy enclosed).

Vide the aforementioned notification, certain changes under NPS have been announced by Central Government including enhanced contribution by the Central Government to its employees covered under NPS from the existing 10% to 14% (to Tier-I account). The changes under said notification are applicable w.e.f. 01-04-2019 for Central Government employees. However, the circular is silent on the its applicability to the employees of the CABs covered under NPS.

In view of the above, PFRDA has requested the Department of Expenditure to clarify whether the above-mentioned changes/ modifications under NPS would be applicable to employees of Central Autonomous Bodies (CABs) covered under NPS.

In the interim, PFRDA has been approached by various CABs who have individually obtained their internal approvals for enhancing the employer contribution from 10% to 14% and hence, have sought PFRDA’s approval for uploading the same through the existing CRA functionality.

In light of the above and till the time clarification emerges on the matter of applicability of notification dated 31.01.2019 on CABs , it has been decided by the competent authority that the CABs who have obtained such internal approvals, should obtain a separate and express approval/concurrence for the applicability of the said provisions of the notification dated 31.01.19 on their employees from Department of Expenditure (DOE), Ministry of Finance.

Consequent upon receipt of such approval from the DOE, Ministry of Finance, a copy of the referred approval may be forwarded to the CRA, for necessary action at the CRA’s end.

Yours Sincerely,

(Sumeet Kaur Kapoor)
Chief General Manager

Source: NPSTrust.Org.in

Department of Posts - Merging the Postmasters Cadre with the General Line Cadre

Department of Posts - Merging the Postmasters Cadre with the General Line Cadre

No. 25-19/2018-PE-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(PE-I Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 10th July, 2019

ORDER

In supersession of Postal Directorate Order No. 13-2/2010-PE-I dated 03.02.2010 & 25.11.2010, it has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority to merge the Postmasters Cadre with the General Line Cadre with the following number of posts and designate them as per details given below: –

S. No. Existing Cadre (No. of Posts) Merged with Revised Strength After Merger
1 Postmaster Grade-III (495) Higher Selection Grade-I (HSG-I)/Level-7 HSG-I = 2618 (2123 + 495)
2 Postmaster Grade-II (511) Higher Selection Grade-II(HSG-II)/Level-6 HSG-II = 9090 (8579 + 511)
3 Postmaster Grade-I (2097) Lower Selection Grade (LSG)/Level – 5 LSG = 28591 (26494 + 2097)

2. As per the Directorate Order No. 13-2/2010-PE-I dated 03.02.2010, it was stipulated that 116 posts of PS Group ‘B’ will be deemed to have been designated as Senior Postmaster with effect from the dates they are filled up. However, the posts of Senior Postmaster in the Postmaster Cadre were not operated/filled up as per the provisions of the Department of Posts, Senior Postmaster (Group B Gazetted), Postmaster (Grade III and II – Group B non-Gazetted) and Postmaster (Grade I – Group C non-Gazetted) Recruitment Rules, 2010. Hence, these posts of Senior Postmasters in the Postmaster Cadre did not come into existence. Therefore, 116 posts of PS Group ‘B’ intended to be operated as Senior Postmaster will continue to be in the sanctioned strength of PS Group ‘B’, i.e. 866.

3. Instructions for merger of identified Postmaster Grade POs with other POs shall be issued separately in due course of time.

4. The guidelines/instructions for preparation of inter-se seniority list of LSG including Postmaster Grade-I officials, HSG-II including Postmaster Grade-II officials and HSG-I including Postmaster Grade-III officials and posting of officials currently holding the posts of Postmasters Cadre shall be issued by Personnel Division separately.

(Smriti Sharan

Dy. Director General (Estt.)
Tele: 011-2304 4718

Empanelment cases – Below Benchmark grading in ACRs prior to reporting period 2008-09(DOPT)

Empanelment cases – Below Benchmark grading in ACRs prior to reporting period 2008-09(DOPT)

No.21011/14/2016-Estt(A-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi.
9th July 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Below Benchmark grading in ACRs prior to reporting period 2008-09 – Empanelment cases.

Reference is invited to this Department 0.M. No.21011/1/2010-Est(A) dated 13.04.2010, vide which decision of the Government was conveyed that if an employee is to be considered for promotion in a future DPC and his ACR prior to the period 2008-09, which would be recknonable for assessment of his fitness in such future DPCs, contain final grading which are below the benchmark for, his next promotion, the concerned employee will be given a copy of the relevant. ACR for his representation, if any, before such ACRs are placed before the DPC. Subsequently, vide D.M. of even number dated 22.05,2014, it was further clarified that in cases where benchmark at one level varies from a benchmark at another level ;post and where the ACRs prior to the period 2008-09 are also reckonable for assessment of his fitness in any DPC subsequent to the next promotion (including any empanelment/financial upgradation), a copy of the ACR shall be given to the officer concerned, for representation, if any.

2. The matter has been considered in this Department with reference to empanelment for holding posts at the level of Joint Secretary/Additional Secretary/Secretary under Central Staffing Scheme (CSS). The process of empanelment under CSS and the process of empanelment for promotion in the cadre, are distinct. Unlike promotion in the cadre, where a fixed benchmark is prescribed, empanelment for holding posts under CSS is done on the basis of evaluation of ,ACRs/APARs, overall service record, vigilance status of officers and Multi-source Feedback from relevant stakeholders etc. as per the extant, guidelines in this regard. There is no pre-determined benchmark, as such, for empanelment under CSS.

3. It is, therefore, clarified that the provisions of DoP&Ti’s D.M. No.21011/01/2010-Estt(A) dated 13.04.2010 are not applicable to empanelment for holding Joint Secretary/Additional Secretary/Secretary level posts under the Central Staffing Scheme. The word ’empanelment’ appearing in Para 2(c) of D.M. No.21011/01/2010-Estt(A) dated 22.05.2014 implies empanelment for promotion to a cadre post and not empanelment for holding a post under the Central Staffing Scheme.

(Kabindra Joshi)
Director(E-ll)

Defence Budget Allocation for 2019-20 at Rs3.19 Lakh Crore, Excluding Defence Pension

Defence Budget Allocation for 2019-20 at Rs3.19 Lakh Crore, Excluding Defence Pension

Union Budget for the financial year 2019-20, presented by the Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament today, envisaged a total outlay of Rs27,86,349 crore. Out of this Rs 3,18,931.22 crore has been earmarked for Defence (excluding Defence Pension). For Defence Pension, an amount of Rs 1,12,079.57 crore has been provided in Budget Estimate 2019-20. Total Defence Allocation (Rs4,31,010.79 crore), including Defence Pension, accounts for 15.47 per cent of the total Central Government expenditure for the Financial Year 2019-20.

The allocation of Rs 3,18,931.22 crore represents a growth of 7.93 per cent over Budget Estimates (2,95,511.41crore) and 6.87 per cent over Revised Estimates (Rs 2,98,418.72 crore), respectively for the Financial Year 2018-19.

Out of Rs 3,18,931.22 crore allocated for the Financial Year 2019-20, Rs 2,10,682.42 crore for Revenue (Net) expenditure and Rs1,08,248.80 crore for Capital expenditure for the Defence Services and the Organisations/ Departments under Ministry of Defence. The amount of Rs 1,08,248.80 crore allocated for Capital expenditure, includes modernisation related expenditure. The Capital Allocation of Ministry of Defence under BE 2019-20 is 31.97 per cent of the total Central Government Capital Expenditure, which is Rs 3,38,569 crore.

In a significant development, import of Defence Equipment not manufactured in India has been exempted from Basic Customs Duty. This will have an impact of augmenting the Defence Budget by approximately Rs 25,000 crore on account of savings in expenditure on Customs Duty over the next five years.

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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Fraud in Granting Maternity Leave in ESIC, complaint has been registered with the CBI

Fraud in Granting Maternity Leave in ESIC, complaint has been registered with the CBI

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 246
ANSWERED ON: 24.06.2019

Fraud in Granting Maternity Leave

Pankaj Chowdhary
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the cases of fraud in granting maternity leave with full salary in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation have come to the notice of the Government;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) whether the Government is likely to take any effective measure to check fraud in granting maternity leave with full salary?

 ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a): Yes, Sir. Suspected cases of fraud have been detected in granting Maternity benefit under Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Act, 1948.

(b): The Internal audit while conducting the regular audit observed irregularities in maternity benefit payments in Sector 23 & 27 Branch offices of Faridabad in Haryana Region. Prima-facie, the fraud was detected to have been done in collusion with the ESIC staff and some Employers for availing maternity benefit under ESI Act. A complaint has been registered with the Central Bureau of Investigation, Chandigarh for further investigation. Thirteen officials including Managers of the Branch offices and other staff in question, have been placed under suspension so far.

c): The ESIC has already taken the following actions in the aftermath of detection of this suspected fraud: -

i) Special Audit of all the maternity benefit payments made in all Branch offices of ESIC during last three years has been ordered.

ii) Instructions have been issued to all Regional Directors and Sub-Regional office-in charges to ensure strict adherence with the established procedure/Rules/Regulations while making maternity benefit payment. They have also been directed to keep strict vigil on the payments being made through the Branch Offices under their jurisdiction.

“Compulsorily Retirement” who are inactive or have charges of corruption – Loksabha

“Compulsorily Retirement” who are inactive or have charges of corruption – Loksabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1806
(TO BE ANSWERED ON: 03.07.2019)

COMPULSORILY RETIREMENT

1806. Sisir Kumar Adhikari
Kalyan Banerjee

Will the Minister of PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:-

(a) whether Government proposes “compulsorily retirement” to Government employees who are inactive or have charges of corruption;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether it is also a fact that such retirements are also going to rule for the persons who are above 50 years of age; and
(d) the details of benefits and other allowances to be given to such persons thereof?

ANSWER
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)

(a) & (b): The provisions under Fundamental Rules (FR) 56(j), Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (CCS) (Pension) Rules, 1972 and Rule 16(3) (Amended) of All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) [AIS (DCRB)] Rules, 1958, have laid down the policy of periodic review and premature retirement of Government servants, which is a continuous process.

(c): Yes, Sir.

(d): The same retirement benefits are admissible to these persons as are applicable to officers upon retirement on normal age of superannuation.

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Source: LokSabha

Performance of Nehru Yuva Kendras

Performance of Nehru Yuva Kendras

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Performance of Nehru Yuva Kendras

04 JUL 2019

The work performance of Nehru Yuva Kendras (NYKs) is satisfactory as the physical target achievement w.r.t implementation of Core Programmes during the financial year 2018-19 was 95%. More than 42,05,933 youth from all sections of the society got opportunity to take part in NYKS programmes and activities. Youth were given opportunity to participate in Adventure Camps, National Integration Camps, Life Skill Education, Inter State Youth Exchange Programme (Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat) and other Youth Exchange Programmes supported by Ministry of Home Affairs viz. Tribal Youth Exchange Programme, North East Youth Exchange Programme and Kashmiri Youth Exchange Programmes. Through these programmes, the leadership qualities have been enhanced. In addition Youth were engaged in Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Programme, Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Celebration of International Day of Yoga, Mission Indradhanush, Preventive Health Care, Voluntary Blood Donation, Environment and water conservation, Awareness & Education about social and financial inclusion schemes of Central Government, Campaign against use of Alcohol and substance abuse, Relief Camps during Disaster, etc.

Following steps have been taken to improve the work performance of NYKS in the Country:

  1.     Data base of Youth Clubs has been created on NYKS website: www.nyks.nic.in along with details of members. This is in public domain.
  2.     Payments including monthly honorarium to all National Youth Volunteers (NYVs) are made through PFMS.
  3.     Number of districts has been increased from 29 districts to 58 Districts where United Nation Volunteers(UNVs) are taking up the project “Strengthening of NYKS and NSS”.
  4.     NYKS has commenced recruitment drive against various categories of posts revived/re-created with the approval of Ministry of Finance. Filling up of these posts and induction of young people in NYKS will improve the performance.

Presently Nehru Yuva Kendras are functioning in 623 Districts of the country. Ministry is again taking up the issue of opening NYKs offices in 83 districts where NYKS is not present.

This information was given by Minister of State (Independent Charge) forYouth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

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Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019

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