Thursday, 5 December 2019

Compulsory Retirement of Central Government Employees

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Compulsory Retirement of Government Employees

05 DEC 2019

As per the information/ data uploaded by the different Ministries /Departments/ Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) on Probity Portal followed by the rectification requests made by some Ministries/ Departments/ CCAs, during the period from July, 2014 to October, 2019 (as on 25.11.2019), provisions of FR 56(j) have been invoked against a total number of 96 Group 'A' officers and 126 Group 'B' officers of different Ministries/ Departments.

Compulsory Retirement of Central Government Employees

Presently, there is no proposal in the Government to reduce age of retirement of Government employees below 60 years.

Re-employment of the Government servant has no bearing on the pension fixed at the time of his retirement on attaining the age of superannuation. 

Also check: No proposal in the Government to fix the retirement age of Central Government employees as 60 years or 33 years of service

Department of Personnel & Training has been impressing upon all the Ministries/ Departments to convene the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meetings at prescribed interval (by laying down a time schedule for the purpose) to draw panels which could be utilized for making promotion against the vacancies occurring during the course of a year. The Ministries/Departments have been further advised to initiate action to fill up the existing as well as anticipated vacancies well in advance of the expiry of the previous panel by collecting relevant documents like seniority list, Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) etc. for placing before the DPCs so as to obviate the problem of delays in promotion.

The provisions under FR 56(j) also ensure to improve efficiency in Government.

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 RajyaSabha today.

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No proposal to reduce retirement age of Government official below 60 years

No proposal to reduce retirement age of Government official below 60 years

No proposal to reduce retirement age of Government official below 60 years


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Retirement Age of Government Officials

 05 DEC 2019

There is no proposal to reduce retirement age of Government official below 60 years.

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 RajyaSabha today.

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Relief of the railway employees in the event of a transfer request

Railway transfer request


Relief of the railway employees in the event of a transfer request

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RB.No: 203/2019

No.E(NG)I/2019 /PM2/ 18CC

New Delhi, dated November 26-11-2019

The General Managers
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.
(as per srandard mailing list)

Sub: Relieving of Railway employees in time after order of transfer in cases of request transfer.

As the Railway administrations are aware, instructions already exist which provide that in cases of request transfer, the requests should be dealt with in an organized and expeditious manner so that there is no occasion for any grievance in the mind of the staff in regard to the handling of their request.

It has been observed that despite the existence of such instruction, due to administrative exigencies,it sometimes becomes difficult to relieve the transferred employee a within a reasonable time, which results in loss of seniority to the employee in his new place of posting. The loss is even greater when he goes to posts one grade below, and new recruits from subsequent batches join before him.

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

The loss in seniority in such cases resulting from delayed relieving of the emproyee often leads to litigation, and structures passed by Hon’able Courts.

In one such case recently, the Hon’ble CAT/Chennai in OAs, No.751/2019 and other similar OAs, vide their common order dated 05.07.2019, inter-alia observed as under:

Since it is submitted by the applicants that IREC is silent on the above issue and accordingly there is a void in this regard in the policy, we deem it appropriate to direct the first respondent to consider the concerned raised in the OAs as a policy issue and take an appropriate decision on whether and if so, how the interests of such transferred employees should be protected in regard to their seniority at-least from the date from which they where approved for IRT, if they could not be relieved soon thereafter in public interest. Such policy decision may be taken and orders issued within a period of six month from the date of receipt of a copy of this order.”

The matter has accordingly been considered in the Board. while it may not be desirable / feasible to assign seniority to transferred employee of approval of in the new unit from the date of approval of the transfer, when the employees is still actually working in the parent unit, every effort should be made to relieve her/him at an early date. Where delay in relieving of the employees after orders are issued exceeds is likely to exceed 3 months, the case should be put up by Sr.DPO/ WPO to DRM/ CWM as the case may be giving specific reasons for the delay and likely date of relief.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(D.Joseph)
Railway Board

Relief of the railway employees in the event of a transfer request


Source: NFIR

Grant of revised Training Allowance to Defence Personnels – 7th CPC MoD order

Training Allowance in 7th CPC – Revised rates admissible in Defence Training Establishment: MoD Order dt 28.11.2019

No. PC-1(16)/ 2017/ D(Pay/Services)/Pt. II
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 28th Nov 2019

To

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

    Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Training Allowance.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to MoD letter No. 1(26)/97/VI/ D(Pay/Services) dated 29.02.2000, Nos. 1/54/ 2008/ D(Pay/Services) and 1/55/ 2008/ D(Pay/Services) both dated 04.11.2008 and Department of Personnel and Training OM No. 13024/01/2016-Trg. Ref. dated 24.10.2017 and 12.11.2018 and to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Ministry of Finance Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06th July 2017, Instructional Allowance has been abolished as a separate allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2017 and Training Allowance shall now be admissible to the eligible personnel, at the following rates:

In National/ Central Training Academies and Institutes
for Group ‘A’ Officers mentioned under Appendix ‘A’
24% of Basic Pay
In other Training Establishments mentioned under
Appendix ‘B’
12% of Basic Pay


2. Admissibility of this allowance will be regulated in the following manner:

(i) Training allowance will be admissible only to faculties who join the training academies/ institutes/ establishments for imparting training for a specified period of time and are then likely to go back.

(ii) Training allowance will be admissible to faculty members excluding those not covered by these guidelines as indicated in sub para (v) without any ceiling and will not form part of pay as defined in F.R. 9(21), but will count for purpose of leave salary.

(iii) Training allowance will continue to be drawn for the period the trainer is on study or tour related to training activities.

(iv) Such training allowance will also be admissible to personnel who goes on deputation as a faculty member to an autonomous training institutions aided by the Central Government which inter-alia trains Group ‘A’ Government officials.C Pay Matrix Level in the case of employees who are in 6th CPC – 1S Pay Band (Rs.4440-440) + GP 1300

(v) Training allowance will not be admissible to those permanent faculties of training academies/ institutes/ establishments who have been recruited directly by the training academies/ institutes/ establishments for imparting training.

(vi) Deputation (Duty) Allowance will not be payable during the period in which the trainers are in receipt of Training allowance.

(vii) Standard cooling off period between tenures will apply.


3. The term ‘Basic Pay’ for the purpose of these orders refers to basic pay as defined in relevant Army/ Air Force Pay Rules and Navy Pay Regulations.

4. Institutes either discontinued/ disbanded from the list of training establishments mentioned under MoD letter No. 1(26)/97/VI/ D(Pay/Services) dated 29.02.2000 are mentioned under Appendix ‘C’

5. Officers/JCOs/ORs deployed on administrative/logistic duties m these Training institutes will not be entitled for Training Allowance.

6. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

7. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their ID No. 3(8)/ 2019/AG/PA/ 212-PA dated 26.11.2019.

Encl. As above

(Arun Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
7thCPC Training Allowance MoD


Source: MoD

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