Saturday, 4 April 2020

AIS Conduct Rules 1968 Proposal to amend Rule 11 by inserting a new-sub Rule 4 - DoPT Order 2020

AIS Conduct Rules 1968 Proposal to amend Rule 11 by inserting a new-sub Rule 4 - DoPT Order 2020

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

F.No.14062/01/2020 - AIS-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 31st March, 2020

To,
The Chief Secretaries of States/ UTs

Subject: Counting of the limitation period for diverse purposes under various All India Service/ IAS/ IPS/ IFS Rules and Regulations / instructions made under the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 3 of the All India Services Act 1951- reg.

Sir / Madam,
The undersigned is directed to refer to All India Services/ IAS/ IPS / IFS Rules, inter-alia. AIS (DCRB) Rules 1958, AIS (D&A) Rules,1969, AIS(Conduct) Rules,1968, Pay Rules for IAS / IPS/ IFS and Regulations/ Instructions issued there-under, prescribing certain time-limits for specific activities /events relating to procedures under the said Rules / Regulations/Instructions. For instance, in the said Rules/ Regulations / Instructions, time-limits have been prescribed for the following:

Also check: AIS Conduct Rules 1968 Proposal to amend Rule 11 by inserting a new-sub Rule 4
  • Validity period of suspension including its con?rmation by Central Government, review of order of suspension and communication of
    suspension to Central Government by State Governments, etc. under Rule 3 of AIS (D&A) Rules 1969
  • Submission of written statement of defence. completion of Inquiry and submission of report by the Inquiring Authority under AIS (D&A) Rules 1969
  • Submission of representation on advice of UPSC under Rule 9 of AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969
  • Period of Limitation for appeal under Rule 17 of AIS (D&A) Rules 1969
  • Revision and Review under Rule 24 of AIS (D&A) Rules 1969
  • Disciplinary proceedings initiated; against a Pensioner as per Rule 6 of AIS (DCRB) Rules, 1958
  • Acceptance of notice of VRS under Rule 16 of AIS (DCRB) Rules, 1958
  • Concurrence of vacancy to state Governments Under Respective Pay Rules of IAS/ IPS/ IFS Scanned with CamScanner
  • Intimation of Movable / Immovable Property under Rule 16 of AIS (Conduct) Rules,1968 including other time limits prescribed under ibid rules
( The list is only illustrative and not exhaustive )

2. In view of the pandemic caused by spread of COVID-19 and unprecedented nation-wide lockdown, it may not be feasible to carry out time bound activities/events as mentioned above during the lockdown period and to adhere to the prescribed time-lines under various extant Rules, and/or the Regulations / Instructions issued under these Rules. It has accordingly been decided under the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 3 of the All India Services Act 1951. that intervening period of lockdown shall be excluded while reckoning the periods towards completion of activities within the time-limits prescribed for the purpose under various All India Service/ IAS/ IPS/ IFS Rules and/or the regulations / instructions there-under. For instance, if the due date for completing an activity / event at the start of lockdown falls after 20 days, then the due date is proposed to be postponed by the number of lockdown days and further that the same number of 20 days be available to complete the task after the lockdown is lifted.

3. Further, it has also been decided that after the lockdown is lifted, a minimum time of 15 days may be given for completing the activity / event, i.e., if the time left to complete any task is less than 15 days after the lockdown is lifted, then the task may be allowed to be completed within 15 days from the date that the lockdown is lifted.

4. The afore-mentioned relaxations in respect of activities / events covered under various All India Service/ IAS/ IPS/ IFS Rules and Regulations / instructions made there-under are applicable only in such cases where there is an intervening lockdown period; and will not be applicable otherwise. Further, these relaxations shall not be applicable also in cases where, in view of the pandemic caused by spread of COVlD-19, speci?c relaxations in timelines have separately been allowed under the relevant A18 and IAS /IPS /IFS Rules etc.

5. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

(Khushboo Chowdhary)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

Apprentices will continue to get their full stipend during COVID-19 Lockdown

Apprentices will continue to get their full stipend during COVID-19 Lockdown

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

31-March, 2020

"Apprentices will continue to get their full stipend during COVID-19 Lockdown": Dr MahendraNathPandey
  • All establishments shall pay full stipend as applicable to the apprentices engaged under both designated and optional trade
  • Reimbursement of stipend to establishments under NAPS shall be paid by the Government for the lockdown period as per the NAPS guidelines
As a part of the Government’s commitment to fight the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and fully support the public, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) today notified all the establishments under designated and optional trade to pay full stipend to apprentices engaged with them. Additionally, reimbursement of stipend to establishments under National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) shall be paid by the Government for the lockdown period as per the NAPS guidelines.

Apprentices Act, 1961 and the Apprenticeship Rules under it state that if a trade apprentice is unable to complete the period of apprenticeship training due to strike or lockout or layoff in an establishment where he is undergoing training and is not instrumental for the same, the period of his apprenticeship training shall be extended for a period equal to the period of strike or lockout or layoff, as the case maybe, and shall be paid stipend during the period of such strike or lockout or layoff or for a maximum period of six months, whichever is less.

Dr.MahendraNathPandey, Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurshipexpressed his views and shared, "This is the time when we all need to come forward and support each other completely. Even our honourable Prime Minister, Shri. NarendraModi appealed to businesses to act with empathy. And with this, we have decided that we will not let the morale of the country’s productive youth to be let down and will support them in every way possible. In view of this, we will ensure that apprentices continue to get their stipend during COVID-19 lockdown. I would also like to state that all the establishments have shown full commitment in this regard and are cooperating with the Government for the smooth delivery of services in a critical time like this."

Apprenticeship has been recognized as an effective way to empower young people to smoothly shift from school and college to work whilst at the same time improving links between industry and training institutions. The National Apprenticeship Programme plays a large part in the task of up-skilling India’s workforce, offering the opportunity to share costs among different parties (employers, individuals and the government) and to involve governments, employers and workers in partnership. Apprenticeship is a win-win situation both for industry and youth in coming together to help make the vision of ‘Skilled India’ a reality in future

Source: PIB

Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes 2020

Interest rates for various Small Savings Schemes for the first quarter of the 2020-21 financial year from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020

F.No.1/4/2019-NS
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 31.03.2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes - reg.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Rule 9(1) of the Government Saving Promotion General Rules 2018, the rates of interest on various Small Savings Schemes for the first quarter of financial year 2020-21 starting from 1st April, 2020 and ending on 30th June 2020 have been revised as indicated below:



InstrumentsRate of interest
from 01.01.2020 to 31.03.2020
Rate of interest
from 01.04.2020 to 30.06.2020
Compounding frequency *
Savings Deposit4.04.0Annually
1 Year Time Deposit6.95.5Quarterly
2 Year Time Deposit6.95.5Quarterly
3 Year Time Deposit6.95.5Quarterly
5 Year Time Deposit7.76.7Quarterly
5 Year Recurring Deposit7.25.8Quarterly
Senior Citizen Savings Scheme8.67.4Quarterly and paid
Monthly Income Account7.66.6Monthly and paid
National Savings Certificate7.96.8Annually
Public Provident Fund Scheme7.96.8Annually
Kisan Vikas Patra7.6 (will mature in 113 months)6.9 (will mature in 124 months)Annually
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme8.47.6Annually
Also check: Rate of interest on various National Small Savings Schemes with effect from 1st January 2020


2. This has the approval of Finance Minister.

(Rajesh Panwar)
Dy. Dire├ętor (Budget)

Thursday, 2 April 2020

PFRDA pledges to contribute to PM-CARES Fund to help fight COVID-19 outbreak


PFRDA
PFRDA pledges to contribute to PM-CARES Fund to help fight COVID-19 outbreak

01 APR 2020

The pension sector regulator Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has pledged to contribute a part of the employee’s salary to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund, instituted recently under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to assist and provide relief measures to the citizens of the country following the global outbreak of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Alike other Government institutions, industry leaders, celebrities, individuals, PFRDA employees have decided to contribute part of their salary and PFRDA is committed to assist the government in its fight against the pandemic in India.

Shri Supratim Bandyopadhyay, Chairman PFRDA said “This is one of the most challenging period that our country is facing today. At this moment what matters most is sharing the responsibility of fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) in every way possible. The PFRDA is perceptive of the implications of this pandemic situation and would like to contribute towards the fight of this crisis”.

About PFRDA

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) is the statutory Authority established by an enactment of the Parliament, to regulate, promote and ensure orderly growth of the National Pension System (NPS) and pension schemes to which this Act applies. NPS was initially notified for central government employees joining service on or after 1st Jan 2004 and subsequently adopted by almost all State Governments for its employees. NPS was extended to all Indian citizens (resident/non-resident/overseas) on a voluntary basis and to corporates for its employees.

As on 31st March 2020, the total number of subscribers under NPS and Atal Pension Yojana has crossed 3.45 crores and the Asset under Management (AUM) has grown to Rs 4,17,478 crores. More than 68 lakhs government employees have been enrolled under NPS and 22 lakhs subscribers have subscribed to NPS in the private sector with 7,568 entities registered as corporates. More than 2.11 crores subscribers are presently covered under the GoI guaranteed pension scheme - Atal Pension Yojana.

PIB

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

AICPIN for the month of February 2020

AICPIN February 2020 = 328

According to the Labor Bureau's press release, the All India Consumer Price Index (AICPIN) for the month of February 2020 has been reduced by two points and stood at 328

Expected DA 2020

No.5/1/2020-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

'CLEREMONT', SHIMLA - 171004
DATED: 31st March, 2020

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - February, 2020

The All–India CPI-IW for February, 2020 decreased by two points and stood at 328 (three hundred and twenty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it went down by (-) 0.61 per cent between January,2020 and February, 2020 whereas no change was observed between corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 2.67 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Eggs-Hen, Fish Fresh, Poultry Chicken, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cucumber, French Bean, Gourd, Palak, Peas, Potato, Radish, Tomato, Petrol, Toilet Soap, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Rice, Wheat Atta, Goundnut Oil, Goat Meat, Milk-Buffalo, Cooking Gas, etc., putting upward pressure on the index.

Year-on-year inflation based on all-items stood at 6.84 per cent for February, 2020 as compared to 7.49 per cent for the previous month and 6.97 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 8.33 per cent against 10.61 per cent of the previous month and 2.63 per cent during the corresponding month an year ago.

At centre level, Munger-Jamalpur recorded the maximum decrease of 8 points followed by Giridih (7 points) and Tiruchirapally, Tripura and Surat (6 points each). Among others, 5 points decrease was observed in 11 centres, 4 points in 5 centres, 3 points in 18 centres, 2 points in 21 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. On the contrary, Bhavnagar recorded a maximum increase of 4 points. Rest of 5 centres indices remained stationary.

The indices of 34 centres are above All-India Index and 44 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of March, 2020 will be released on Thursday 30th April, 2020. The same will also be available on the office website www. labourbureaunew.gov. in.

(Amirtlal Jangid)
Deputy Director

Complete Table of AICPIN 2019


Year / MonthAICPIN
January 2019307
February 2019307
March 2019309
April 2019312
May 2019314
June 2019316
July 2019319
August 2019320
September 19322
October 2019325
November 2019328
December 2019330


Retirement of Government Servants on 31st March, 2020


Latest DoPT Orders 2020

Retirement of Government Employees on 31st March 2020 - 

DoPT Orders 2020

 Central government employees who reach the age of retirement on 31 March 2020 under or under Fundamental Rule 56 and who are due to retirement. On 31 March 2020, they shall retire from the Central Government workforce, regardless of whether they working from home or working from office.

F No.33/12/73 Estt-A
Government of India
Department of Personnel and Training
(Establishment A-Ill Desk)

North Block. New Delhi
Dated the 31st March. 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Retirement of Government Servants on 31st March, 2020 - clarification

In view of the unprecedented situation arising out of country-wide lock down declared by the Government consequent to we outbreak COVID-19, it is clarified that the central Government employees who are attaining the age of superannuation on 31st March, 2020 in terms or Fundamental Rule 56 and due to retire. shall retire from Central Government service on 31st March, 2020, irrespective of whether they are working from home or working from office.

(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

Counting of the limitation period for the diverse purposes under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972


Latest DoPT Orders 2020

Nevertheless, after the Lockdown has been removed, if the time left to complete the assignment is less than 15 days, the processes should be completed within 15 days
F.No.11012/09/2016 – Estt.A-III
Government of India
Department of Personnel and Training
(Establishment A-III Desk)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th March, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject - Counting of the limitation period for the diverse purposes under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972- reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Central Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1965 [CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965] and Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 [CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972] and the instructions issued under these Rules wherein certain time-limes have been prescribed for various activities/ events/ procedures relating to procedures under the said Rules. For instance, in the said Rules/instructions, time limits have been prescribed for the following : –
  • Review of order of suspension before its expiry date [Rule 10(6) of CCS(CCA) Rules,1965]
  • Submission of written statement of defence on the charge-sheet by the charged officer [Sub Rule 4 in Rule 14 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965]
  • issuance of charge-sheet once a decision is taken by the Disciplinary Authority to initiate Disciplinary proceedings. [DoP&T’s O.M. No. 425/04/2012-AVD-N(A) dated 29.11.2012],
  • completion of Inquiry and submission of report by the Inquiring Authority [Sub rule (24) in Rule 14 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965]
  • disciplinary proceedings initiated against a Pensioner shall not be in respect of an event which took place four years before such initiation.[Rule 9 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972]
  • Acceptance of notice of VRS under Rule 48A of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 (The list is only illustrative and not exhaustive)
2. Consequent upon the outbreak of COVID-19, and considering the unprecedented situation of the Lockdown w.e.f. 24th March 2020, it may not be feasible to adhere to the timelines prescribed in the said Rules and to the instructions issued under the Rules. It has accordingly been decided not to count the period of the Lockdown for the purposes of adherence to the prescribed timelines, including those listed above. For example, if the due date for completing a process/ work/ event at the start of the Lockdown falls after 20 days, then the due date will get postponed by the number of Lockdown days and the same number (20) of days will be available to complete the work after the Lockdown is lifted.
3. However, after the Lockdown is lifted, if the time left to complete the task is less than 15 days, then the processes may be allowed to be completed within 15 days.

In addition, timelines may have been prescribed for receipt of applications for direct recruitment, deputation, etc. Where the last date of receipt of application for direct recruitment, deputation etc. falls within the period of the Lockdown, the last date shall be extended by the number of days of the Lockdown. Similarly, the time limits prescribed in the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, for various purposes shall also be extended by the number of days of the Lockdown.

These instructions are applicable only in such cases where there is an intervening Lockdown period and it will not be applicable otherwise.

(Sujata Chaturvedi)
Additional Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

Indian Railways getting ready to provide medical support to National efforts in fighting COVID 19 in a big way


Ministry of Railways
  • Indian Railways getting ready to provide medical support to National efforts in fighting COVID 19 in a big way
  • Coaches being modified as Isolation coaches to be available for contingency; 5000 coaches being planned initially
  • More than 6500 hospital beds of Railways to be made available as prescribed medical specifications
  • Railways to supplement the efforts of Government in tackling COVID-19
MAR 2020
In In order to prevent the spread of COVID 19, Indian Railways is making an all out effort to supplement the health care efforts of Government of India. The spectrum of steps include modification of passenger coaches as isolation coaches, equipping the existing Railway Hospitals to meet the COVID needs, earmarking of hospital beds to meet the contingencies, recruitment of additional doctors & paramedics etc.

All these facilities will be made available as mandated by the Government of India to those in need.The preparations are being done across all the zones under the supervision GMs and Medical professionals of Indian Railways.

Indian Railways is planning to initially modify 5000 passenger coaches to meet the requirement of any possible exigency of keeping some corona patients in isolation as and when required by Government. These coaches would be equipped with basic facilities needed for isolation as per medical guidelines. In case need be, more coaches can be modified. Coaches are also going to be equipped with mosquito nets,charging points for mobiles & laptop, space for paramedics etc. These coaches would be prepared zone wise.

Railways has 125 hospitals in India and of that more than 70 are being planned to be kept ready to be for any contingency as and when required. Efforts are being made to designate dedicated COVID wards or floors in these hospitals. Approximately 6500 hospital beds are being made ready to meet the possible needs of patients.

Indian Railways has already given a go ahead to Zonal heads to explore the possibility of hiring doctors and paramedics from the market and also to re-employ retired railway doctors as a temporary measure to meet the increased requirement of medical supervision and assist the authorities in charge of COVID 19 control management in the region.

It may be noted that these efforts of Indian Railways have been mounted not only to supplement the efforts of the Government of India but also to contribute to the national efforts to fight the Corana Virus.

PIB

Reimbursement of OPD Medicines Special Sanction in view of COVID-19



Reimbursement of OPD Medicines Special Sanction in view of COVID-19

Z 15025/12/2020/ DIR/CGHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 27th March, 2020.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Reimbursement of OPD Medicines Special Sanction in view of COVID-19

In view of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) , all out efforts are made by the Government to contain its impact by instituting measures at community as well as at individual level.

Guidelines for maintaining social distancing between individuals have already been issued by the Government. In the spirit of above guidelines the undersigned is directed to state that CGHS beneficiaries getting medicines for chronic diseases may purchase medicines based on the prescription held (prescribed by CGHS Medical Officers / CGHS Specialists /other Govt. Specialists/ Specialist of empanelled hospital) till 30th April 2020 irrespective of Non-Availability certificate from CGHS or otherwise . The idea behind the measures is that CGHS beneficiaries need not visit CGHS Wellness Centres to collect medicines till 30th April 2020.

The medical claim shall be submitted to CGHS by pensioners, ex-MPs etc., through CGHS Wellness Centre , where the card is registered , to concerned Ministry /Department in case of serving employees , to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat / Lok Sabha Secretariat ,as the case may be in respect of Hon’ble Members of Parliament and to the concerned Autonomous Body in case beneficiaries of Autonomous Bodies.

These orders shall come into force with immediate effect.

(Dr. Sanjay Jain)
Director, CGHS

Monday, 30 March 2020

DR to Rajasthan Government Pensioners with effect from July 1,2019

DR to Rajasthan Government Pensioners with effect from July 1,2019

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)
No.F.12(8)FD(Rules)/2017

Jaipur, dated : 27th Mar,2020

ORDER

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to State Government Pensioners.

The Governor is pleased to order that the existing rate of Dearness Relief sanctioned vide Finance Department Order of even number dated 22-02-2019 to the State Government Pensioners who are in receipt of superannuation, retiring, invalid, compensation, family and extraordinary pension etc. shall be revised from 12% to 17% with effect from 01-07-2019.

For the purpose of this order -

(i) Pension / Family Pension in the case of pre-01-01-2016 retirees and where Family Pension was sanctioned prior to 01-01-2016, means the Revised Pension or Revised Family Pension, as the case may be, effective from 01-01-2016 in terms of Finance Department Memorandum No.F.12(6)FD(Rules)/ 2017 dated 30-10-2017 as amended vide Order No.F.12(6)FD(Rules)/ 2017 dated 09-12-2017 and F.12(6)FD(Rules) 2017 Pt.-I dated 06-06-2018.

(ii) In the case of pensioners who retire from service on or after 01-01-2017 or where family pension is sanctioned for the first time on or after 01-01-2017, Pension/Family Pension means the Basic Pension / Basic Family Pension, as the case may be, in terms of Finance Department Notification No.F.12(6)FD (Rules)1 2017 dated 30-10-2017 as amended vide Order No.F.12(6)FD (Rules)1 2017 dated 09-12-2017.

(iii) Dearness Relief will also be admissible on the additional quantum of pension / family pension allowed to the pensioners who have attained the age of 80 years and above.
(iv) Payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

(v) Other provisions governing grant of dearness relief to pensioners’ such as regulation of dearness relief during employment/ re-employment, regulation of dearness relief where more than one pension is drawn etc., will remain unchanged.

(vi) This order shall also be applicable in case of Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension.

(vii) This order shall not be applicable in case of Old Age Pensions, Political Pensions or any other kind of similar pensions, which are not related to the service rendered under Government.

(viii) Dearness Relief at revised rates as above would also be admissible to pensioners who retired/retire from service of Panchayat Samiti or Zila Parishad and whose Pension Payment Orders have been issued by the Director, Local Fund Audit Department or director, Pension and Pensioners Welfare Department, Rajasthan, Jaipur.

(ix) The payment of arrears of Dearness Relief from 1-7-2019 to 29-02-2020 shall be paid in April,2020 and cash payment shall be admissible from 1-3-2020 i.e. pension for the month of March,2020 payable on 01-04- 2020.

By order of the Governor,
(Hemant Kumar Gera)
Secretary, Finance (Budget)

DA to Rajasthan State Government employees with effect from July 1,2019


DA to Rajasthan State Government employees with effect from July 1,2019

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)
No.F.6(3) FD (Rules)/2017

Jaipur, dated: 27 Mar,2020
 
ORDER

Sub: Grant of Dearness Allowance to State Government employees.

The Governor is pleased to order that the existing rate of Dearness Allowance payable to the State Government employees, drawing pay in the Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2017, under Finance Department Order of even number dated 22-02-2019 shall be revised from 12% to 17% with effect from 01-07- 2019.

Also check: Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief due from Jan 2020 for Central Government Employees

2. The term 'Pay' for the purpose of calculation of Dearness Allowance shall be the Basic Pay i.e. pay drawn in the Pay Matrix of the prescribed Levels and shall not include any other type(s) of pay like Special Pay or Personal Pay etc.

3. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fraction of 50 paisa and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fraction of less than 50 paisa may be ignored.

4. The amount of increase in Dearness Allowance for the period from 01-07-2019 to 29-02-2020 shall be credited to the General Provident Fund Account of the respective employees in April, 2020 and cash payment shall be admissible from 1-3-2020 i.e. salary for the month of March, 2020 payable on 1-4-2020.

5. The arrear of DA from 01-07-2019 to 29-02-2020 to the employees recruited to the Civil Services on or after 01-01-2004 and who are governed by Contributory Pension Scheme, shall be paid in April 2020 and cash payment shall be admissible from 1-3-2020 i.e. salary for the month of March, 2020 payable on 1-4-2020.

By order of the Governor,
(Hemant Kumar Gera)
Secretary, Finance (Budget)

CPFC Directs to Ensure Credit of Pension to EPS Pensioners by 30th March



EPFO
Ministry of Labour & Employment
CPFC Directs to Ensure Credit of Pension to EPS Pensioners by 30th March

26 MAR 2020

EPFO makes payment of pension to 65 lakh pensioners every month under the Employees pension Scheme, 1995.

Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) had directed to process pension payments in all 135 offices of EPFO in advance so that no inconvenience is caused to pensioners on account of nationwide lock down for containing Covid-19 outbreak.

EPFO officers and staff worked with dedication under most difficult circumstances but completed the processing of pension payments in all 135 offices and provided pensioner wise pension payment details for 65 lakh pensioners alongwith requisite cheques to all pension disbursing banks. Link nodal branches of all pension disbursing banks throughout India have been directed to ensure credit of pension in the accounts of pensioners by 30th March, 2020. Thus timely credit of pension at this hour of need has been ensured by all 135 field offices. EPFO is committed to serve its pensioners at all times.

PIB

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Ordnance Factory Board earmarks 285 beds for COVID-19 isolation wards


Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

25-March, 2020

Ordnance Factory Board earmarks 285 beds for COVID-19 isolation wards

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has designated 285 beds for isolation wards in handling Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Forty beds have been earmarked in hospitals at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, thirty beds each at Metal and Steel Factory Ishapore, Gun and Shell Factory Cossipore, Ammunition Factory Khadki, Ordnance Factory Kanpur, Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, 25 beds at Ordnance Factory Ambernath and twenty beds each at Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi and Ordnance Factory Medak.

Functioning of Central Govt Office – Operation to prevent the COVID-19

Setting up of Isolation ward and corresponding number of beds in OFB hospitals. This has been done by Chairman OFB as per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) instructions in the Cabinet Secretary’s meeting yesterday. The OFB is also trying to produce personal protection equipment and face masks as per pilot order quantity placed by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), a PSU under MoHFW.

Source: PIB

Functioning of Government Expenditure System during the operation of preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19


Payment and Accounts Offices and other payment offices shall remain open throughout working hours. The absence of staff shall not be a cause for any delay or inability of the payment and accounting systems to work.


Functioning of Central Govt Office - Operation to prevent 

the COVID-19

F.No.23 (4)/E.Coord/2020
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated : 23.03.2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Functioning of Government Expenditure System during the operation of preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Attention is invited to DOPT OM No 11013/9/2014-Estt- (A-III) Dated 22.03.2020 regarding preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID- 19.

2. In the present situation, the smooth and normal functioning of the Government Expenditure System is critical to safeguard the public interest. Therefore, the expenditure functions of Government in general and the Integrated Finance Divisions (IFD) of Ministries /Departments and Office of Controller General of Accounts (CGA) in particular, are essential services. Indeed, in certain sectors, the expenditure system may have to function more quickly than normal to cope with the emerging needs.

Contractual staff of Ministries / Departments and other organizations of Government of India, treated as on duty COVID-19
3. Accordingly the following clarifications, with specific reference to IFDs & CGA, are issued.
  • Absence of staff shall not be a reason for any delay or non-functioning of the payment and accounting systems.
  • Pay and Accounts Offices and other offices dealing with payments shall remain open during working hours.
  • Financial Advisors and field offices of the CGA (Pr. CCA, CCA, CA, PAO etc) shall attend office as per normal schedule to ensure coordination and supervision and shall issue suitable instructions for the presence of others as necessary to achieve these objectives.
  • The above shall be kept in view by Financial Advisers and the Office of CGA when drawing up the roster, etc as prescribed in the OM referred to above
(Annie G. Mathew)
Additional Secretary to Government of India


DoE

Payment of wages to outsourced persons of Ministries / Departments and other organizations of Government of India during lockdown period due to COVID-19


Contractual staff of Ministries / Departments and other 

organizations of Government of India, treated as on duty - COVID-19
In view of the lockdown order relating to COVID-19 prevention, as stated by various States / UT Governments, contract workers are expected to remain at home, they shall be considered as "on duty" during such absence time and the requisite pay / wages shall be paid accordingly.
F.No.23(4)/E.Coord/ 2020/1
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 23.03.2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Payment of wages to outsourced persons of Ministries / Departments and other organizations of Government of India during lockdown period due to COVID-19

As part of social distancing and isolation measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, various State / UT Governments have announced lockdown at different places. Instructions have been separately issued by DOP&T regarding maintenance of essential services in Ministries / Departments.

2. Due to these measures, there is a likelihood of a number of contractual, casual and outsourced staff such as house-keeping staff etc. being required to stay at home, which under normal circumstances would result in deduction in their pay /wages. In order to avoid any undue hardships under the prevailing extraordinary circumstances, it has been decided that wherever any such contractual, casual and outsourced staff of Ministries / Departments and other organizations of Government of India, is required to stay at home in view of lockdown order regarding COVID- 19 prevention, as announced by various States/ UT Governments, they shall be treated as “on duty” during such period of absence and necessary pay / wages would be paid accordingly.

Also check: Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) DoPT Order

3. These instructions shall also apply to Attached/ Subordinate Offices, Autonomous /Statutory Bodies of Government of India.

4. These instructions shall apply till 30th April, 2020.

(Annie G. Mathew)
Additional Secretary to Government of India

Source: DoE

EPFO issues Directions for timely credit of monthly Pension to EPS Pensioners


The current condition does not cause the pensioners any inconvenience EPFO to generate and reconcile details of pensioners and statement of pension amounts by 25 March 2020 for the current month.
Ministry of Labour & Employment
EPFO issues Directions for timely credit of monthly Pension to EPS Pensioners

23 MAR 2020

EPFO is disbursing monthly pension to more than 65 Lakh pensioners every month under the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995.

Also check: Relaxation in CCS Leave rules 1972 for central government employees - COVID19 - Latest DoPT Orders 2020

Due to the corona virus pandemic, lock down has been declared in various parts of the country. In order to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the pensioners on account of the prevalent situation, Central Provident Fund Commissioner has directed the field offices of EPFO to generate and reconcile pensioners’ details and pension amount statements for the current month by 25th March, 2020. He further directed that the same should be forwarded to the banks in advance so that the monthly pension is credited into the account of the pensioners in time i.e. during the month of March itself.

COVID 19
PIB

Monday, 23 March 2020

Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of COVID19 by the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

DPE- No. 10037/2014-GM-FTS-1867
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan

Block no. 14, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.
Dated 22nd March, 2020

Office Memorandum

Subject: Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of COVID19 by the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).

Read: Relaxation in CCS Leave rules 1972 for central government employees - COVID19 - Latest DoPT Orders 2020

In view of Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 11013/9/2014-Estt-(A-III) dated 22.03.2020, on the above-mentioned subject, the following further directions are issued:
2 All administrative Ministries /Departments concerned with the CPSEs are requested to advise their respective CPSEs suitably in this regard and obtain a compliance report from them.
  • Heads of CPSEs may draw up a Roster of Staff (all officers and employees, including executives, non- executives, consultants, contractual and outsourced employees) who are required to render essential services within each CPSE (Keeping in view the work /production exigencies). They alone may be asked to attend the Office/ Unit from 23rd March until 31st March, 2020.

    Also check: Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – DoPT Order

    In other words, the CPSEs should function with skeletal staff. The officials who are working from home should be available on telephone and electronic means of communication at all times. They should attend office if called for, in case of any exigencies of work.
  • These instructions shall not apply to the Officers and employees engaged in essential/emergency services and those directly engaged in taking measures to control spread of COVID 19.
  • These instructions shall be applicable with immediate effect.
sd/-
(Pavanesh Kr Sharma)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Relaxation in CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 - Preventive measures to achieve ‘social distancing’ to contain the spread of COVID19

Latest central government employees news today

Relaxation of Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, it has now been decided with the approval of competent authority to grant Commuted Leave without production of medical certificate to those officials who are above 50 years of age and have underlying conditions

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

F.No.11013/9/2014 - Estt (A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated the 20th March, 2020

Office Memorandum

Sub: Preventive measures to achieve ‘social distancing’ to contain the spread of COVID19 - Relaxation in CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 regarding.

Read: Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - DoPT Order

The undersigned is directed to state that the leave sanctioning authorities were advised vide O.M. of even number dated 17th March, 2020 to sanction leave who wish to self-quarantine, as a preventive measure. In this regard, in relaxation of Central Civil Services CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, it has now been decided with the approval of competent authority to grant Commuted Leave without production of medical certificate to those officials who are above 50 years of age and have underlying conditions i.e. Diabetes, Respiratory problems, Renal diseases and other life-threatening illness, for a period upto 4th April, 2020, so as to avoid unnecessary burden on the health care system.

Also check: Latest DoPT Order - Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID19 for all Central Government Employees

These instructions shall be applicable to Ministries / Departments / attached and subordinate offices of Central Government. Similar instructions may be issued to Autonomous / Statutory Bodies.

sd/-
(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Latest DoPT Order - Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID19 for all Central Government Employees


Latest DoPT Order - Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID19 for all Central Government Employees
Latest DoPT Order - Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID19 for all Central Government Employees


Latest DoPT Orders 2020

No. 11013/9/2014-Estt (A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated the 19th March, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID19.

In continuation of this Department OM of even no. dated 17th March, 2020 (Copy Enclosed), the following further instructions are issued:

DoPT Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(i) Heads of Department (HoDs) may ensure that 50 per cent of Group B and C employees are required to attend office every day, and the remaining 50 per cent staff should be instructed to work from home. All HoDs are advised to draft a weekly roster of duty for Group B and C staff and ask them to attend office on alternate weeks. While deciding the roster for 'the first week, HoDs are advised to include officials who are residing in close proximity to their office or use their own transport to travel to the offices.

(ii) Further, the working hours for all employees who attend office on a particular day should be staggered. It is suggested that three groups of employees may be formed and asked to attend office as per the following timings:-

(a) 9 AM to 5.30 PM
(b) 9.30 AM to 6 PM
(c) 10 AM to 6.30 PM


(iii) The officials who are working from home on a particular day as per the roster drawn up should be available on telephone and electronic means of communication at all times. They should attend office, if called for any exigency of work.
(iv) Similar instructions may be issued to Attached/Subordinate Offices, Autonomous/Statutory Bodies.

Exemption to employees to mark biometric attendance in Aadhar Based Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) March 6, 2020

(v) The Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) may issue similar instructions regarding Financial Institutions and Public Sector Undertakings.

(vi) These instructions shall not apply to the offices and employees engaged in essential / emergency services and those directly engaged in taking measures to control spread of COVID-19.

(vii) These orders shall be applicable with immediate effect and will remain in force till 4th April, 2020.

(Sujata Chaturvedi)
Additional Secretary to the Government of India

To
  1. All the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India
  2. PMO / Cabinet Secretariat
  3. PS to MoS (PP)
  4. P50 to Secretary(Personnel)
  5. Sr. Technical Director, NIC, DoPT
Source: DoPT

Closing of Central Government offices across the country till 31.03.2020 to stop spreading COVID-19 virus

The Confederation of Gazetted Officers writes to PM Modi for the closure of central government offices to avoid spreading coronavirus

Closing of Central Government offices across the country till 31.03.2020 to stop spreading COVID-19 virus
Closing of Central Government offices across the country till 31.03.2020 to stop spreading COVID-19 virus


The Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Organizations has sent a proposal to the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, to consider the possibility of closing Central Government offices in the country by 31.03.2020 or any other date as deemed appropriate to avoid spreading Coronavirus.

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
GAZETTED OFFICERS’ ORGANISATIONS

No. CCGGOO/2019-20/

Dated: 18-03-2020

To
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
New Delhi.

Respected Sir,

Sub: Preventive measures for containment of the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - matter regarding

Kindly refer to the above.

Since the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in China and subsequently around the world including India, Government of India and the State Governments have issued several advisories, initiated many preventive measures and imposed restrictions, closures invoking certain acts to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus in India. Personal hygiene including adoption of certain practices, social distancing and quarantine or isolation in suitable cases are appeared to be the key for containment of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The entire country is fighting this battle unitedly under your able leadership and guidance, when, in your words, the way ahead lies in collaboration, not confusion, and in preparation, not panic, and we will definitely win this battle too.

DoPT Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a guiding measure, DoPT has also issued a detailed advisory for the Central Government offices. In many Central Government Departments, administrations are definitely trying their best to extend all possible support to the employees as per Government guidelines, but several Central Government offices across the country are still lagging in this regard. However, such efforts will only partially address the huge risk posing to the employees.

Being the workers in public office, it is not possible for the Central Government employees to maintain social distancing while in office. Most importantly, more than 98% of the employees have to commute to office using public transport at a time when the Government advisories are suggesting to avoid public transport as far as possible.Despite certain measures being taken in office, our employees thus remain vulnerable to infection due to commuting in public transport to attend office and other unavoidable interaction in office.

Considering this aspect, educational institutions, theatres, malls and several other places have been directed for closure in most of the states till a certain period to minimize commutation in public transport and ensure social distancing. For the same reason, several organizations/ companies have directed their employees to work from home.

As we are probably entering into the most crucial phase (observing the pattern in other affected countries), when there is a chance of exponential increase of infected persons, it is requested to your good self to kindly consider the option of closing Central Government offices (excluding those providing essential services and/or engaged in the country’s present fight against the disease outbreak by any means) across the country till 31.03.2020 or any other date, as deem fit. We believe that it will be an appropriate step in the greater public interest including ensuring safety and well being of the Central Government employees.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,
Sd/-
(BHASKAR BHATTACHARYA)
Secretary General

Merger of DA with the Basic Pay w.e.f. 01/04/2004 - Computation of emoluments of Running Staff for granting retirement benefits

Merger of DA with the Basic Pay w.e.f. 01/04/2004
Merger of DA with the Basic Pay w.e.f. 01/04/2004

NFIR

Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Basic Pay w.e.f. April 1, 2004

No.IV/RSAC/2020

Dated: 11/03/2020

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Basic Pay w.e.f. 01/04/2004 - Computation of emoluments of Running Staff for granting retirement benefits -reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 23/2017.
(ii) GM/N. Rly’s letter No. 720/ EW/Misc/ Union-Items/2015/E.IV/ Loose dated 16/11/2015.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2014/RS-24 dated 24/08/2016 addressed to General Manager (P), Northern Railway.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. IV/RSAC/ Conf/Part VII dated 05/09/2016.
(v) Railway Board’s letters No. E(P&A)II-2014/ RS-24 dated 22/07/2016, 04/10/2016 & 17/10/2016.
(vi) NFIR’s letter No. IV/RSAC/ 2018 dated 16/08/2019.

Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to the minutes of special meeting held between NFIR representatives and EDPC-I, Railway Board on 04/06/2019 relating to PNM Agenda Item No. 23/2017. When Federation explained the case and urged that the instructions issued by Northern Railway vide letter dated 16/01/2015 to its Divisions be restored and accordingly conveyed to Zonal Railways, the Official Side agreed to consider and take action for issuing clarificatory instructions. But however, there has been no positive action despite several months.passed.

This subject has again been discussed by NFIR with EDPC-I on 27/01/2020 and with EDFE on 05/02/2020 who agreed to issue clarification to the General Manager, Northern Railway for restoration and implementation of earlier instructions dated 16/11/2015. Though more than a month has passed, the clarification has not been issued yet, while the PNM item is pending since over 2 and 1/2 years.

Also check: Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic pay w.e.f. 01/04/2004 - Reckoning as pay for running staff

NFIR, once again requests the Railway Board to kindly issue clarification to the General Manager, Northern Railway for restoration of his instructions dated 16/11/2015, duly endorsing copy to the Zonal Railways and to the Federation.

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

Source: NFIR

Online submission of APARs by officers of MoD for the Assessment Year 2019-20

Online submission of APARs in r/o all belonging to CSS / CSSS and other cadres is mandatory as per DoPT guidelines.
URGENT / TIME BOUND

Subject: Online submission of APARs by officers of MoD for the Assessment Year 2019-20
Online submission of APARs by officers of MoD for the Assessment Year 2019-20


Online submission of APARs in r/o all belonging to CSS / CSSS and other cadres is mandatory as per DoPT guidelines.

Also check: DoPT: Online generation and recording of Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR)

2. The addressee officers are requested to furnish details of Reporting / Reviewing Officers for the year 2019-2020 for creation of their APAR workflow in SPARROW system. In case an officer is required to submit more than one APAR for the year 2019-20, the details of periods of annexed proforma.

3. The information sought above may please be forwarded within a week to enable this section to ensure timely generation of APARs in r/o the officers concerned and forwarding the same to them.

Also read: DoPT: Introduction of SPARROW across al the cadres of CSS/CSSS/CSCS for the reporting year 2018-19

4. This may please be accorded High Priority.

Encl: as above

(Ajay Kumar Gaur)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

Source: MoD

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Grant of one additional Home Town LTC conversion to Fresh Recruits to visit UT of Jammu & Kashmir

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

The LTC scheme allowing government officials to fly by air to the North East Region (NER), Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) instead of Home Town LTC has been extended for two years until 25 September 2020.
Grant of one additional Home Town LTC conversion to Fresh Recruits to visit UT of Jammu & Kashmir

No. 31011/3/2018-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: March, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of one additional Home Town LTC conversion to Fresh Recruits to visit UT of Jammu & Kashmir.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even no. dated 20.09.2018 vide which the LTC scheme allowing Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER), Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) in lieu of Home Town LTC, was extended for a period of two years till 25 September, 2020.

Also check: LTC for New Joining Central Government Employees - FAQ

2. Para 2 (iii) of the aforesaid O.M. provides that Fresh Recruits are allowed conversion of one of the three Home Town LTCs in a block of four years, applicable to them. In this regard, as per the extant instructions, fresh recruits to Central Government are allowed LTC to their home town along with families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion. This facility is available to fresh recruits for the first two LTC blocks of four years applicable after joining the Government for the first time. As per the aforesaid O.M., out of these three Home Town LTC, one LTC may be converted by the fresh recruits to travel by air to visit UT of J&K/ UT of Ladakh/ NER/ A&N.

Also read: 7th CPC LTC facilities to Central Government Employees serving in North Eastern Region, Jammu Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar

3. In this regard, it has been decided to allow fresh recruits one additional conversion of Home Town LTC to travel by air to any place in Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir in each block of four years, i.e. in total 4 times in initial 8 years after being eligible for LTC (twice in each block of four years). The travel entitlements and other LTC conditions for this scheme shall be the same as given in DoPT's O.M. No. 31011/3/2018- Estt.A-lV dated 20.09.2018 and 20.06.2019.

4. This facility will be valid till 25.09.2020.

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

Source: DoPT

DoPT - Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

F. No. 11013/9/ 2014-Estt.A. III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 16/03/2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DoPT - Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Subject: Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - regarding.

In order to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), some precautionary measures are required to be taken by all the employees and the Ministries / Departments. In this regard, it has been decided to issue the following advisory for the well-being of Government employees and in public interest.
All the Ministries / Departments are advised to take all necessary measures such as :-
  • Install thermal scanners at the entry of Government buildings, as feasible. Mandatory placing of hand sanitizers at the entry of Government buildings. Those found having flu-like symptoms may be advised to take proper treatment / quarantine etc.
  • Discourage, to the maximum extent, entry of visitors in the office complex. Routine issue of visitors/ temporary passes should be suspended with immediate effect. Only those visitors whom have proper permission of the officer who they want to meet, should be allowed after being properly screened.
  • Meetings, as far as feasible, should be done through video conferencing. To minimize or reschedule meetings involving large number of people unless necessary.
  • Avoid non-essential official travel.
  • Undertake essential correspondence on official email and avoid sending files and documents to other offices, to the extent possible.
  • Facilitate delivery and receipt of dak at the entry point itself of the office building, as far as practicable.
  • Close all gyms/recreation centres/ creches located in Government buildings.
  • Ensure proper cleaning and frequent sanitization of the workplace, particularly of the frequently touched surfaces.
  • Ensure regular supply of hand sanitisers, soap and running water in the washrooms.
  • All officials may be advised to take care of their own health and look out for respiratory symptoms/fever and, if feeling unwell, should leave the workplace immediately after informing their reporting officers. They should observe home-quarantine as per the guidelines issued by MoH&FW, Government of India available at the following URL: Draft Guidelines for home quarantine
  • (xi) The leave sanctioning authorities are advised to sanction leave whenever any request is made for self-quarantine as a precautionary measure.
  • (xii) Advise all employees who are at higher risk i.e. older employees, pregnant employees and employees who have
  • underlying medical conditions, to take extra precautions. The Ministries / Departments may take care not to expose such employees to any front-line work requiring direct contact with the public.
An indicative list of Do's and Don'ts is also annexed for wide dissemination.

End: As above

(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

ANNEXURE

Do's

• To maintain personal hygiene and physical distancing.
• To practice frequent hand washing. Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub. Wash hands even if they are visibly clean.
• To cover your nose and mouth with handkerchief / tissue while sneezing and coughing.
• To throw used tissues into closed bins immediately after use.
• To maintain a safe distance from persons during interaction, especially with those having flu-like symptoms.
• To sneeze in the inner side of your elbow and not to cough into the palms of your hands.
• To take their temperature regularly and check for respiratory symptoms.
To see a doctor if you feel unwell (fever, difficulty in breathing and coughing). While visiting doctor, wear a mask/ cloth to cover your mouth and nose.
• For any fever/ flu-like signs/ symptoms, please call State helpline number. or the 24x7 helpline number of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare at 011-23978046.

Don'ts

• Shake hands.
• Have a close contact with anyone, if you're experiencing cough and fever.
• Touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Sneeze or cough into palms of your hands.
• Spit in Public.
• Travel unnecessarily, particularly to any affected region.
• Participate in large gatherings, including sitting in groups at canteens.
• Visit gyms, clubs and crowded places etc.
• Spread rumours or panic.

Source: DoPT

Applicability of CCS Leave Rules 1972

7th CPC CCS (Leave) Rules

No. X-20/15/2020-SPN-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Dated: 13th March, 2020

To,
All Head of Postal Circles.

Subject: Applicability of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972.

Sir/Madam,
A number of references have been received from Postal Circles seeking clarification regarding applicability of Fourth amendment to CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 notified in Gazette of India vide GSR 1209(E) dated 11.12.2018.

2. Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972 are statutory rules and administered by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Amendment to statutory rules is carried out by the administrative Ministry / Department. Therefore, once an amendment is notified by the administrative Ministry / Department and those amendments are made part of principal rules, the rules to the extent amended are automatically applicable to all such persons to whom the principal rules were applicable prior to the amendment.

Also check: Amendment in the CCS Leave Rules 1972 consequent upon the implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC

3. In the instant case, principal rules have been amended vide notification dated 11.12.2018 published in Gazette of India; Extraordinary vide G.S.R. 1209(E). Therefore, the principal rules, as amended, are effective from the date the amended rules were notified in official Gazette. There is no need of further circulation of the amendment / modification carried out by the administrative Ministry
/
Department, viz. DoPT in this case, by the Directorate.

4. Therefore, it is requested to bring to notice of all concerned to visit website of DoPT (www.dopt.gov.in) for instructions related to CCS (Leave) Rules and there is no need of re-circulation.

Also read: RULE 39 CCS LEAVE RULES 1972 - LEAVE ENCASHMENT FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Yours faithfully,
(Muthuraman C.)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

Source: DoP

Employees Pension Scheme Amendment Scheme 2020


EPS Amendment Scheme 2020

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Employees' Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme, 2020

16 MAR 2020

Representations have been received from individual Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 pensioners as well as various pensioners associations raising issue of amendments in EPS, 1995 as well as demands, inter-alia, regarding enhancement of minimum monthly pension and restoration of commuted value of pension.

Considering the demands of EPS, 1995 pensioners, the Government had constituted a High Empowered Monitoring Committee for complete evaluation and review of EPS, 1995. Based on Committee’s recommendation, the Government vide Notification G.S.R. No. 132(E) dated 20.02.2020 has notified decision to restore normal pension after completion of fifteen years from the date of such commutation, in respect of those members who availed the benefit of commutation of pension under the erstwhile paragraph 12A of this Scheme, on or before the 25th day of September, 2008.

The State / UT-wise details of number of employees enrolled under EPS, 1995 at present are at Annexure I.

Annexure I
State / UT-wise details of number of employees enrolled under EPS, 1995

Sl.
No.
State / UTNumber of EPS, 1995 Members
1ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS46099
2ANDHRA PRADESH4894239
3ARUNACHAL PRADESH34262
4ASSAM1002369
5BIHAR1810148
6CHANDIGARH2773032
7CHHATTISGARH2120580
8DELHI19340659
9GOA1555143
10GUJARAT18925544
11HARYANA18840638
12HIMACHAL PRADESH1779268
13JHARKHAND2438508
14KARNATAKA28574372
15KERALA3608629
16MADHYA PRADESH5579539
17MAHARASHTRA48542645
18MANIPUR40695
19MEGHALAYA120929
20MIZORAM10007
21NAGALAND24928
22ODISHA3533218
23PUNJAB4314283
24RAJASTHAN6251397
25TAMIL NADU28826389
26TELANGANA13444683
27TRIPURA106403
28UTTAR PRADESH11330944
29UTTARAKHAND3746454
30WEST BENGAL10469959
The State/UT-wise details of the amount distributed under EPS, 1995 during each of the last three years including the current year are at Annexure II.

Also check: MACP - MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES ORIGINAL ORDER DATED MAY 2009

Annexure I

State / UT-wise details of the amount (in Rs.) distributed under EPS, 1995


Sl.
No.
State / UT2017-182018-192019-20
1ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS614971076277360470272071
2ANDHRA PRADESH182004839918371667811765949928
3ARUNACHAL PRADESH108663611475844814173636
4ASSAM773713407932873353880834211
5BIHAR165333980018573985981673833899
6CHANDIGARH161439670022214431251841556167
7CHHATTISGARH190254116120301082452028321738
8DELHI444473423153764027125065776244
9GOA752720855778092415671802182
10GUJARAT379986132838668469763711775330
11HARYANA294629016829809339212643033792
12HIMACHAL PRADESH121395384912639773241177646186
13JHARKHAND174555643418201423211759222457
14KARNATAKA435103441339173711703446372700
15KERALA293401250433084182013250966339
16MADHYA PRADESH155251016017451268981536409360
17MAHARASHTRA731495998261191752484860107122
18MANIPUR281150374046695036423753
19MEGHALAYA8809594810218652790112183
20MIZORAM662757775853017449618
21NAGALAND229564182879494429193288
22ODISHA199607077521989787512296623899
23PUNJAB113564880212145185831234162850
24RAJASTHAN195115737224062318272087827011
25TAMIL NADU481055821845975226383885314268
26TELANGANA432740781044168202133745388028
27TRIPURA151352846164311264179142181
28UTTAR PRADESH169713157018784774471785924637
29UTTARAKHAND128753581311975916021179233249
30WEST BENGAL290230307429069279893074741443
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.

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