Thursday, 30 January 2020

Court Order - Pension payments to employees who retired from the DOT from 1 October 2000 to 31 July 2001 - BSNL


Court Order - Pension payments to employees who retired from the DOT from 1 October 2000 to 31 July 2001 - BSNL
Court Order - Pension payments to employees who retired from the DOT from 1 October 2000 to 31 July 2001 - BSNL


IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI

Reserved on: 8th January, 2020
Decided on: 24th January, 2020

W.P.(C) 10019/2017 and CM APPL. 40921/2017 (stay)
UNION OF INDIA & ORS ……… Petitioners
Through: Ms. Mrinalini Sen with Ms. Kritika Gupta, Advocates.

versus

ALL INDIA BSNL PENSIONERS WELFARE
ASSOCIATION AND ORS ……… Respondents
Through: Mr. Ranvir Singh, Advocate for R1.
Mr. Naresh Kaushik with Ms. Vibhuti Tyagi and Mr.Tapasvi Raj, Advocates for R4, R9, R10 and R12.

CORAM: JUSTICE S. MURALIDHAR JUSTICE TALWANT SINGH

JUDGMENT

Dr. S. Muralidhar, J

1. The Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Government of India, (Petitioner No.1), the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) through its Chairman-cum-Managing Director (Petitioner No.2) and the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare ("DPPW"), Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions (Petitioner No.3) have jointly filed this petition challenging an order dated 16th December, 2016 of the Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi ("CAT") disposing of OA No. 2173/2014 filed by the Respondent No.1 and Respondents No. 4 to 14 thereby quashing an order dated 15th January, 2003 issued by the DOT in regard to payment of pension to employees who retired from the DOT between 1st October, 2000 and 31st July, 2001 and were subsequently absorbed in the BSNL. OA No. 2173/2014 was filed before the CAT by the All India BSNL Pensioners Welfare Association (hereafter Association) (Respondent No.1 herein) on behalf of 4230 affected pensioners in a representative capacity.

2. By the impugned order, the CAT has held that there was no justification for the DOT to deny the benefit to the Respondents 2 to 14 the benefit of formula adopted in Office Memorandum (OM) dated 18th October, 1999. The CAT has issued a direction to the Petitioners to re-fix the pension of the said Respondents; give them notional benefit of the IDA pay scale and thereafter grant all consequential benefits from the date of their respective dates of retirement in accordance with law.

3. It must be noted at the outset that on 23rd January, 2018 an interim order was passed that no coercive steps will be taken against the Petitioners for implementing the impugned order of the CAT.

4. The facts in brief are that on creation of the BSNL with effect from 1st October, 2000 all serving Group "A" officers were transferred to it on deputation basis. An OM dated 27th October, 1997 was issued by the DPPW on the issue of implementation of the recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission ("CPC") regarding revision of the provisions regulating pension/commutation of pension. This provided that pension shall continue to be calculated at 50% of average emoluments in all cases subject to a minimum of Rs.1275/- and maximum upto 50% of the highest pay in the Government.

5. The OM dated 27th October, 1997 further provided that those Government servants who opted for revised scales of pay and retired within ten months from coming into force of the revised scales of pay, basic pay for ten months preceding retirement shall be calculated as under:
  • For the period during which pay is drawn in the pre-revised scale
    Basic pay plus DA and Interim Relief I and II appropriate to the basic pay at the rates in force on 01.01.1996 drawn during the relevant period and
  • For the period during which pay is drawn in revised scale-Basic pay in the revised scale.
6. The above OM was further revised by an OM dated 17th December, 1998 specifying that pension shall not be less than 50% of the minimum pay in the revised pay scale.

7. Another OM dated 18th October, 1999 was issued by the DPPW modifying the earlier OM dated 27th October, 1997. This stated that the average emoluments for those retiring within ten months of coming over to the revised pay scales would be calculated thus:
“The average emoluments based on the basic pay of the preceding ten months of those Government Servants who had opted to come over to the revised scales of pay and had retired within a period of 10 months reckoned from January 1, 1996 shall be calculated as follows for the purpose of determining their pension entitlement.
(A) For the period during which pay was drawn in the pre- revised pay scales.

The total emoluments for the number of months for which pay was drawn in the pre-revised pay scales shall be calculated after taking into account the following:

i. Basic Pay (including increments if any drawn during the intervening period).
ii. Dearness allowance upto CPI 1510 i.e. @ 148%, III% and 96% of the basic pay as the case may be.
iii. The first and second installments of Interim Relief appropriate to the Basic pay drawn during the relevant period.
iv. Notional increase of the Basic Pay by applying the Fitment Benefit of 40 percent on the Basic pay in the pre-revised pay scale.

(B) For the period during which pay was drawn in the revised pay scales :
The aggregate of the Basic pay for the number of months for which pay was drawn in the revised pay scales.

The average emoluments of the preceding ten months will thereafter be calculated by adding (A) and (B) and dividing the result by 10. Pension admissible will consequently be 50% of the average emoluments so calculated.”

8. According to the Petitioners, the object behind this modification was to eliminate the anomaly in pension drawn by those retiring within ten months of coming over to the revised pay scale during the period from 1st January to 31st October, 1996 and those who retired after completion of ten months period with effect from 1st January,1996.

9. Prior to en masse transfer of DOT employees to the BSNL on deemed deputation basis with effect from 1st October 2000, several rounds of discussions were held with the unions. It was agreed to extend the retirement benefits in the BSNL in accordance with the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. This led to insertion of Rule 37A in the CCS (Pension) Rules which came to be published on 30th September, 2000. It provided for the conditions for payment of pension and absorption upon conversion of a Government Department into a Central Autonomous Body („CAB‟) or a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU).

10. The relevant portion of the newly inserted Rule 37A of the CCS (Pension) Rules read as under:
“(4) The permanent absorption of the Government servants as employees of the Public Sector Undertaking or Autonomous Body shall take effect from the date on which their options are accepted by the Government and on and from the date of such acceptance, such employees shall cease to be Government servants and they shall be deemed to have retired from Government service.
(7) The employees including quasi-permanent and temporary employees but excluding causal labourers, who opt for permanent absorption in the Public Sector Undertaking or Autonomous Body, shall on and from date of Absorption, be governed by the rules and regulations or bye-laws of the Public Sector Undertaking or Autonomous Body, as the case may be.
(8) A permanent Government servant who has been absorbed as an employee of a Public Sector Undertaking or Autonomous Body shall be eligible for pensionary benefits on the basis of combined service rendered by him in the Government and in the Public Sector Undertaking or Autonomous Body in accordance with the formula for calculation of pension/family pension under these rules as may be in force at the time of his retirement from the Public Sector Undertaking or Autonomous Body, as the case may be.
(9) The pension of an employee under sub-rule (8) shall be calculated on the basis of his last ten months average pay.
(10) In addition to pension or family pension, as the case may be the employees shall also be eligible to Dearness relief as per Industrial Dearness Allowance pattern.
(21) Nothing contained in sub-rule (12) to (20) shall apply in the case of conversion of the Departments of Telecom Services and Telecom Operations into Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited in which case the pensioner benefits including family pension shall be paid by the government.
(22) For the purpose of payment of pensionary benefits including family pension referred to in sub-rule (21), the Government shall specify the arrangements and manner including the rate of pensionary contributions to be made by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to the government and the manner in which financial liabilities on this account shall be met.”
11. In other words, Rule 37A provided that those Government servants permanently absorbed in PSU or the CAB would be entitled to pension in the same manner as Central Government employees.

Also check: MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY – MACP Supreme Court Order – Heard & Reserved – Order dated 23 Jan 2020

12. A further round of discussions was held with the unions by the management of BSNL on 2ndJanuary, 2001. It was agreed that options for absorption in the BSNL would be called in January, 2001. It was further mutually agreed that pending fitment in the IDA pay scales Group (C) & (D) optees will continue in the Central Government (CDA) pay scales. They were also to be paid an adhoc amount of Rs. 1,000/- per month with effect from1st October, 2000 which was to be adjusted from IDA emoluments, perks and benefits upon fitment in the IDA scale.

Facility of Life Certificate by banks from the doorstep of the pensioners


DoPPW - All Pension Disbursing Banks send SMS / Emails to all their pensioners every year on 24 October, 1 November, 15 November and 25 November, informing them to apply their annual Life Certificates by 30 November
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Facility of Life Certificate by banks from the doorstep of the pensioners

30 JAN 2020

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW), has taken a landmark step to make life easier for senior citizens to submit their Annual Life Certificate for continued pension. The Department vide its circular no. 12/4/2020-P&PW(C)- 6300, dated 17.01.2020 has issued directions to all the Pension Disbursing Banks to send SMSs/Emails to all their pensioners on 24th October, 1st November, 15th November and 25th November every year reminding them to submit their Annual Life Certificates by 30th November.
The Department for stricter monitoring in order to ensure that no pensioners are left out, directed all Pension Disbursing Banks to make an exception list as on 1st December every year of those pensioners who fail to submit their Life Certificate and issue another SMS/Email to them for submitting the Life Certificate. The bank in addition will also ask such pensioners through SMS/Email as to whether they are interested in submission of Life Certificate through a chargeable doorstep service, the charge not exceeding Rs.60/-.

The Central Pension Processing Cells (CPPC) of the Pension Disbursing Banks shall now be duty bound to submit a report to DoPPW in the month of January, February & March respectively, indicating the total number of pensioners who have not given their Life Certificate along with a breakup of the Certificates submitted physically and through Digital means.

Also check this : One notional increase for retired employees on 30 June after the completion of 1 year

The above is a landmark step from the side of the Central Government showing due care for pensioners. This step is in addition to the order issued recently dated 18.07.2019 vide which all pensioners age 80 years and above have been given an exclusive window to submit their Life Certificate w.e.f. 1st October every year instead of 1st November every year.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons to use CGHS facility

Unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons to use CGHS facility
Unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons to use CGHS facility



CGHS

No. 4-24/96-C&P/ CGHS (P)/ EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare EHS Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: the 1st January 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Eligibility of Permanently Disabled Son of a CGHS Beneficiary to avail CGHS facility.

In terms of the Office Memorandum of even number dated 07.05.2018, unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons of CGHS beneficiary suffering 40% or more of one or more disabilities as specified in the O.M. will continue to avail CGHS facility even after attaining the age of 25 years. However, the son above the age of 25 years, in cases where disability has occurred after attaining the age of 25 years, is at present not considered as dependent for availing medical facilities under CGHS as per extant policy.

Also check: CGHS - Medical benefits to dependent parents of Central Government Employees

2. The matter has been engaging the attention of this Ministry for quite some past. It has now been decided that such son(s) above 25 years, in cases where the disability has occurred after attaining the age of 25 years can be considered as dependent for availing medical facilities under CGHS, subject to fulfillment of all other conditions as mentioned in the O.M. dated 07.05.2018.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

Also read: CGHS Package Rates for 15 Investigations under CGHS

(Rajeev Attri)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel: 011-2306 1883

Cabinet approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill 2020

Cabinet approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill 2020

Cabinet approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill 2020

Chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet has approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020, to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. The Bill will be introduced at the subsequent Parliamentary session.

Special features of the planned modifications
  • Proposing requirement for opinion of one provider for termination of pregnancy, up to 20 weeks of gestation and introducing the requirement of opinion of two providers for termination of pregnancy of 20-24 weeks of gestation.
  • Enhancing the upper gestation limit from 20 to 24 weeks for special categories of women which will be defined in the amendments to the MTP Rules and would include 'vulnerable women including survivors of rape, victims of incest and other vulnerable women (like differently-abled women, Minors) etc.
  • Upper gestation limit not to apply in cases of substantial foetal abnormalities diagnosed by Medical Board. The composition, functions and other details of Medical Board to be prescribed subsequently in Rules under the Act.
  • Name and other particulars of a woman whose pregnancy has been terminated shall not be revealed except to a person authorised in any law for the time being in force.
Also check: Amendment in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 consequent upon the implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 is for expanding access of women to safe and legal abortion services on therapeutic, eugenic, humanitarianor social grounds. The proposed amendments includesubstitution of certainsub-sections, insertion of certain new clauses under some sections in the existing Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, with a view to increase upper gestation limit for termination of pregnancy under certain conditions and to strengthen access to comprehensiveabortioncare, under strict conditions, without compromisingservice andquality of safe abortion.

It is a step towards safety and well-being of the women and many women will be benefitted by this. Recently several petitions were received by the Courts seeking permission for aborting pregnancies at a gestational age beyond the present permissible limit on grounds of foetal abnormalities or pregnancies due to sexual violence faced by women. The proposed increase in gestational age will ensure dignity, autonomy, confidentiality and justice for women who need to terminate pregnancy.
In orderto increase access of women to safe abortion services and taking into account the advances in medical technology, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare proposed amendments after extensive consultation with various stake holders and several ministries.

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GDS - Revised cash conveyance limits for Gramin Dak Sevaks


GDS - Revised cash conveyance limits for Gramin Dak Sevaks

GDS

No.17-18/2018-GDS
Government Of India
Ministry of Communications
Department Of Posts
GDS Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Dated:14.01.2020

To
All Chief Postmaster General
All Postmasters General
Director, RAKNPA Ghaziabad
Director, Postal Training Centers
Director of Accounts (Postal)
Addl. Director General, APS Bhawan, New Delhi

Subject: Revision of Security amount to be furnished by the Gramin Dak Sevaks

Sir/Madam
I am directed to invite your kind attention to para 4 of Directorate letter No.6-18/ 2010-PE-II dated 07.05.2010 on the above mentioned subject.

2. The Postal Operation Division vide letter No.24-3/2012-PO Dated 01st October 2018 has revised line limits for conveyance of cash for Gramin Dak Sevaks as Rs.1 lakh (Cash through BPM/ ABPM or Dak Sevak) and Rs.2 Lakh (Cash through BPM/ ABPM or Dak Sevak accompanied by another BPM / ABPM or Dak Sevaks).

3. Taking into consideration of the thrust on digital transactions/ digital payments, other transactions of IPPB and consequent upon launching of India Post Paymant Bank vide their letter No.24-3/2012-PO dated 01st October,2018 Department has carefully examined the issue of revision of Security amount to be furnished by the Gramin Dak Sevaks in view of increase in line limit of cash conveyance and handling of cash by the Gramin Dak Sevak.

4. The Competent Authority has ordered to enhance the security amount to be furnished by the Gramin Dak Sevaks as here under:-


Sl. No.Category of GDSPresent SecurityRevised Security
1Branch Post MastersRs. 25000/-Rs. 1,00,000/-
2Assistant Branch Post Masters / Dak SevaksRs. 10000/-Rs. 1,00,000/-
5. The security will be in the form of Fidelity Guarantee Bond or National Saving Certificates pledged to the Department in the name of the President of India OR in the shape of a Bank Guarantee from any Nationalized Bank.

6. The periodicity of renewal of the Fidelity Guarantee Bond will be once in 5 years' (quinquinnelly). The required premium for 5 years' block may be recovered and the Fidelity Guarantee Bond obtained for full 5 years' block from the recognized Co-operative Credit Society at a time. In case of any fresh engagement in the middle of the block, the Fidelity Guarantee Bond can be obtained from the date of joining of the GDS to the end of the block. The blocks can be fixed uniformly for 5 years. Revised FGBs for the existing Gramin Dak Sevaks will take effect after the expiry of the currency of the existing security bonds, and thereafter the new FGBs have to be obtained for a period 5 years. Meanwhile, for existing GDS, additional FGBs of Rs.75,000/- for BPMs and Rs.90,000/- for ABPM / GDS may be obtained for remaining period of block of 5 years, as GDS has already submitted FGB for Rs.25,000/- by BPM & Rs.10,000/- by ABPM / GDS. After completion of the period, Fresh FGB of Rs.1,00,000/- may be obtained from existing BPMs/ ABPMs/ CIDS.
  • For example, the currency of the existing security bonds is expiring by 31.03.2020, the new FGBs/Security should be obtained for a block of 5 years from 01.04.2020.
  • In case any GDS is getting discharged upto 31.03.2020, fresh FGB need not to be obtained.
  • In case any GDS is getting discharged, within the five years block, the security must be obtained from 01.04.2020 till date of discharge for the balance period only.
  • In respect of new entrants, these orders will take with immediate effect and FGB must be obtained for five years from date of entry.
7. This orders is in supersession of all earlier guidelines on the subject. The contents of this letter may be brought to the notice of all the Divisional Heads in the Circle for strict timely compliance in obtaining the revised security and the periodicity in obtaining the security.

8. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

9. Hindi version will follow.

(S.B.Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS /PCC)
Tel.No.23096629
E-mail: adggds @ indiapost.gov.in
 GDS - Revised cash conveyance limits for Gramin Dak Sevaks

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

7th CPC Railway Recruitment Quota against Cultural, Scouting and Guides

7th CPC Railway Recruitment Quota against Cultural, Scouting and Guides 

Railway Employees Latest News

MASTER CIRCULAR No.7
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. E(NG)II/2019/ RR-2/1/Master Circular

New Delhi, dated 13.12.2019

The General Managers (P),
All Indian Railways,
Production Units & others
(as per standard mailing list).

Sub: Recruitment against Cultural/ Scouts and Guides Quota - Master Circular.

Pursuant to the issue of the Master Circular No. 7190 dated 22.10.1990, instructions have been amended and new orders issued on the policy regarding recruitment against Cultural/ Scouts and Guides Quota. Instructions issued from time to time on the above subject have now been consolidated below for the information and guidance of all concerned.

2. Recruitment against Scouts & Guides Quota in Level - 1 and Level - 2 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix.

(i) The annual quota for recruitment on Scouts and Guides has been fixed by this Ministry on the Zonal Railways and Production Units as below:


Level - 2 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix2 per Railway per year
Level - 2 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix1 per Production Unit per year
Level -1 (erstwhile Group "D") of 7th CPC Pay Matrix2 per Division per year
Level -1 (erstwhile Group "D") of 7th CPC Pay Matrix2 per Production Unit per year
Authority: E(NG)II /2003 /RR-2/4 dated 19.11.2003 (R.B.E No. 201/ 2003)

Note: Northern Railway will recruit additional 1 per year in Level -2 of 6th CPC Pay Matrix (6th CPC GP 1900) and 2 per year in Level-1 (6th CPC GP 1800) who will be posted in Research Designs & Standards Organisation (ROSO), not to be utilized elsewhere.

(ii) Recruitment should be done at the Zonal Administrative For this, each Zone should conduct the recruitment by clubbing the requirement/ quota fixed for all their respective divisions as well as Production Units (which are also districts under their respective zones), falling within their territorial jurisdiction. This should be done by way of open advertisement following the procedure laid down vide this Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)II/96/RR-1/62 dated 17.09.98.

(iii) The recruitment will be done only in Level -2 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix (6th CPC GP 1900/-) and Level -1 of 7th CPC of Pay Matrix (6th CPC GP 1800/-).

(iv) The educational qualification and age limit for consideration for appointment against the quota will be the same as applicable for direct recruitment to Level -2 & Level-1 Examination Fee may be charged @ Rs.500/- (Rupees Five Hundred) per candidate with the provision for refunding Rs.400/- to candidates actually appearing in the written examination. However, for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBDs), Women, Minorities and Economic Backward Classes Rs.250/- will be charged , with a provision for refunding the same to those who appear in the written examination.

(Authority: E(NG)II/ 2009/RR-1/ 10 dated 17/06/2016 & E(NG)II/ 2017/RR- 1/12(3192238) dated 28/02/2018.)

(v) Power for Recruitment of Scouts and Guides quota shall lie with the General Application shall be called separately for Level-2 (6th CPC GP Rs.1900/-) and Level-1 (6th CPC GP 1800/-). The selection shall also be conducted separately . A candidate may apply both for Level-2 and Level-1.

(vi) The following qualification would apply for the recruitment of Scouts & Guides to posts in Level-2 and Level-1.
  • A President Scout/ Guide/ Rover/ Ranger Or Himalayan Wood Badge (HWB) holder in any section;
  • Should have been an active member of Scouts Organization for the last 5 years. The 'Certificate of Activeness' should be as per Annexure-1; and
  • Should have attended two events at National level OR All Indian Railways' level AND Two events at State
(vii) The candidate , who apply in response to the notification and are found eligible for consideration for appointment against Scout & Guides quota, should be assessed on the basis of following criteria :


A)Written Test60 Marks

The written test will consist of 40 objective quest ion (40 marks) & 1 essay type question (20 marks) relating to Scouts & Guides Organization and its activities and General knowledge for Level-2 and Level-1. The Syllabus for this will be as per Annexure-II.
(B)Marks on Certificates40 Marks

i) Participation/Service rendered in National Events/National Jamboree (including all Indian Railway Events):10 Marks

First Two certificates (i.e. minimum eligibility qualification)Nil

One Additional Event07 Marks

Two or More Additional Events10 Marks

(ii) Participation/Service rendered in State Events/Rallies:10 Marks

First Two certificates (i.e. minimum eligibility qualification)Nil

One Additional Event07 Marks

Two or More Additional Events10 Marks

(iii) Specialized Scout/Guides course organized at National/ State/All Indian Railways level:10 Marks

One Course07 Marks

Two or More Courses10 Marks

(iv) Participation in District Rallies:10 Marks

One CertificateNil

Two Certificates07 Marks

Three Certificates10 Marks

TOTAL100 Marks
Authority: E(NG)II/ 2015/RR-2/ 1 dated 22.03 .2018 (R.B.E No. 43/2018) & E(NG)II/ 2015/RR-2/ 1 dated 21.09.20 15 (R.B.E No. 110/2015)

(viii) For selection in Level-2, the recruitment committee shall consist of three Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers to b nominated by the General Manage For the selection in Level-1, the General Manager of Zonal Railways/ PUs may re-delegate the power for nomination of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) Committee and acceptance of recommendation/ approval of panel for recruitment against Scouts & Guides Quota for the Post of Level-1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix (erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts) to PCPO of Zonal Railways/ PUS. For selection in Level-1, the committee shall consist of three Junior Administrative Grade officers. One of them should be an officer holding honorary post of Commissioner in Scouting/ Guiding organization in the committee of a Zone/ Division/ unit other than the one conducting the recruitment. One of the three members should be necessarily be from the Personnel department.

Authority : E(NG)II/2015/ RR-2/1 dated 03.07.2019 (R.B.E No. 106/2019)

(ix) A written declaration will be obtained from all the candidates who finally qualify for appointment as per Annexure-III. If the candidate violates any of the said declarations furnished by him/ her, he/ she should be taken up for D&AR by the concerned CPO/ Senior DPO on the recommendation of State Chief Commissioner/ District Chief Commissioner, as the case may

(x) Higher fixation of pay will not be admissible to a person appointed against Scouts & Guides Quota

(xi) The persons appointed against Scouts & Guides quota to the category of Clerks will be required to possess proficiency in typing within a period of two years from the date of their appointment, and their appointment will be provisional subject to the prescribed typing qualification within the stipulated In case of non­ acquisition of typing skills within the prescribed period, no additional time will be given and services of such candidate will be summarily terminated.

(xii) The Candidates selected for appointment under the Scout & Guide quota should be posted by the competent authority in consultation with the concerned State Chief Commissioner/ District Chief

(xiii) It may be noted that instead of notifying the posts against this quota as unreserved (UR), this should be mentioned as open to all candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC Categories who apply against notification published for this quota be extended relaxation in age limit as admissible in a general open market recruitment. However, in case of being selected with any relaxation on account of being a candidate from the above categories, he/she will be taken against reserved roster point.

(xiv) The field units are directed that they should finalize and fill up the posts against this quota during the respective financial year without fail.

(Authority: E(NG)II/2015/ RR-2/1 dated 21.09.2015(R.B .E No. 110/ 2015)

3. Recruitment against Cultural Quota posts in Level-2 and Level-1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix.

(i) The annual quota for recruitment on Cultural quota has been fixed by this Ministry on the Zonal Railways


Level - 2 (of 7th CPC Pay Matrix)2 per Railway per Year
Level - 2 (of 7th CPC Pay Matrix)2 per Production Unit per Year
Authority No: E(NG)II/ 2003/RR-2/4 dated 19.11.2003 (R.B .E No. 201/2003)

(ii) Recruitment should be done by the Railway Administration themselves

(iii) The recruitment against the quota should be done by open advertisement, following the procedure laid down in this Ministry's letter N E(NG)II 96/ RR-1/62 dated 17.09.98.

(iv) The educational qualifications for consideration for appointment against the quota will be the same as applicable for recruitment to 'Level 2' categories .

(v) The recruitment will be done only in the Level 2 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix.

(vi) Age limit as applicable for recruitment to other equivalent categories shall be follow

(vii) The following qualifications would apply for recruitment to level-2 posts against Cultural

Essentials:
  • Educational Qualification: The minimum qualification prescribed for Level 2
  • Possession of degree/ diploma/ certificate in Music/dance/drama etc. from Recognized institute
Desirable:
  • Experience in the field and performance given on AIR (Air India Radio) / Doordarshan
  • Prizes won at National
(viii) The candidates who apply in response to notification issued and are found eligible for consideration for appointment against Cultural Quota should be assessed on the following basis.


(A)Written Test50 Marks

Note: The Written test will consist of Objective Type Questions.
(B)Assessment of Talent in the relevant field on

(i) The basis of practical demonstration35 Marks

(ii) Testimonials/Prizes etc.15 Marks

Total:100 Marks
(ix) The Recruitment Committee shall consist of three members to be nominated by the General Manger; which will include one SAG officer from personnel department , second SAG officer from any other department and an outside member of appropriate standing in the relevant field or a faculty member of any recognised University/Cultural Institution or a representative from Doordarshan/AIR (All India Radio) etc as the third

(x) Higher Fixation of pay will not be admissible to persons appointed against Cultural Quota.

(xi) The persons appointed against Cultural quota to all the categorises of Clerks will be required to possess proficiency in Typing within a period of two years from the date of appointment and their appointment will be provisional subject to acquiring the prescribed typing qualification within the stipulated (Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/98/RR -2/7 dated. 03.03 .1999).

Authority: E(NG)II/ 90/ RR-2/1 dated 19.06.2000

4. This Ministry have no objection for the recruitment of more Scouts & Guides, if suitable person are available, within the overall ceiling limit for cultural-cum-Scouts and Guides Quota referred in para 2 above.

(Authority: E(NG)III/ 79/RR-1/25 dated 18.05.1982)

5. General :

(a) While referring to this Circular, the original letters referred to herein should be read for a proper This circular is only a consolidation of the instructions issued so far and should not be treated as a substitution to the originals. In case of doubt, the original circular should be relied upon as authority.

(b) The instructions contained in the original circulars referred to shall have only prospective effect from the date of issue unless specifically indicated otherwise in the concerned circular. For Dealing with old cases, the instructions in force at the relevant time should be referred to; and

(c) if any circular on the subject, which has not been superseded, has not been taken into consideration while preparing this consolidated letter, the said circular, which has been missed through oversight should be treated as valid and Such a missing circular, if any, may be brought to the notice of the Railway Board.

(d) Please acknowledge receipt.

(M.M.Rai)
Jt. Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board
7th CPC Railway Recruitment Quota against Cultural, Scouting and Guides

7th CPC Railway Recruitment Quota against Cultural, Scouting and Guides

7th CPC Railway Recruitment Quota against Cultural, Scouting and Guides

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Engagement of retired Government officers on contract basis at the level of Section Officer in the Directorate General of Health Services

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

Engagement of retired Government officers on contract basis at the level of Section Officer and Assistant Section Officer in the Directorate General of Health Services

F.No.2 1/02/2020-CS-I (Coord)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.I Division) 

2nd Floor, 'A' wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 24th January, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Engagement of retired Government officers on contract basis at the level of Section Officer and Assistant Section Officer in the Directorate General of Health Services.

The undersigned is directed to circulate the Vacancy Circular No. A-22017/02/2013 Admn-I dated 15th January, 2020 (along with enclosures) received from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare who have invited application from retired Section Officer or equivalent or higher level and retired Assistant Section Officer or equivalent, well versed with Establishment / Administration Rules and procedure and who have served in Central Secretariat, for engagement as Consultant on contact basis initially for a period of one year or till a vacancy is filled up on regular basis whichever is earlier.

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

(Sanjay Kumar Das Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Dated 15th January, 2020

Directorate General of Health Services invites application from retired Section Officer or equivalent or higher level and retired Assistant Section Officer or equivalent, well versed with Establishment / Administration Rules and procedure and ho have-served in Central Secretariat, for engagement as Consultant on contract basis initially for a period of one year or till the vacancy is filled up on regular basis whichever is earlier. The consultant will be deployed in Dte. GHS (HQ) as well as other subordinate offices located in New Delhi. Detailed terms and conditions for engagement of consultants are Annexed. The eligibility criteria and other details are as follows:

1No. of consultants to be engaged on contract basis2 at the level of SO and 06 at the level of ASO
(number may vary)
2Maximum Age limit62 years on the date of application
3Place of assignmentDirectorate General of Health Services and its subordinate offices located in New Delhi
4Assignments 1. Framing and Amendments of Recruitment Rules.
2. Handling of Court Cases; and
3. Other administrative & establishment matter
2. Interested persons who will also retire in the month of January, 2020 on attaining the age of superannuation and possess good health, and are in a position to join immediately may submit their particulars in the enclosed format along with relevant documents to the Section Officer, Administration-I Section, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Room No. 553 A-wing, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi on or before 20th February, 2020
3. Ministries / Departments may also give this circular a wide publicity among their staff and bring it to the notice of their attached offices.

Annexure

Terms and Conditions for engagement as Consultant in the Directorate General of Health Services.
  1. The consultant shall perform the services as assigned to him / her by his / her controlling officer / Administration Division.
  2. The normal working hours would be from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. with a lunch break of 30 minutes from 1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The consultant will mark his/her attendance in Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System.
  3. In special circumstances, the Consultant could be called for services on holidays or beyond normal working hours for which no compensatory leave will be granted.
  4. The consultancy will start from the date he/she join initially for a period of one year.
  5. The consultant shall be paid a remuneration as per the formula of last pay drawn minus pension plus DA on existing rate. Mandatory deduction, if any, will be made. The remuneration for services rendered in a month shall be payable in subsequent month.
  6. Directorate General of Health Services shall have the right to examine/ review the services provided by him/her at any time.
  7. The consultant shall perform his/her obligations under his/her consultancy with all necessary skills, diligence, efficiency and economy.
  8. No other facility whatsoever except remuneration shall be provided to him /her by the Directorate General of Health Services in his /her capacity as Consultant.
  9. The Directorate shall not be responsible for any loss, accident, damages /injury suffered by him/her whatsoever arising in or out of the execution of his /her work, including travel.
  10. During the terms of the consultancy, he/she shall not be engaged in any private business or professional activity which could conflict with the interest of the Government.
  11. The Consultant shall treat all official information as confidential and use the same only for purpose of the performance of the services.
  12. The consultancy can be terminated by either side by giving at least 15 days prior notice.
  13. He /She will be allowed a day's absence per month with remuneration. If this is not availed in a particular month the same shall be carried forward and can be availed in the next or subsequent month, but not more than three days absence in a single spell shall be allowed.
  14. No typing assistance shall be provided
Source: DoPT

Saturday, 25 January 2020

MACP SCHEME MACPS FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES ORIGINAL ORDER DATED MAY 2009

Latest MACP orders from DoPT

MACP SCHEME MACPS FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES ORIGINAL ORDER DATED MAY 2009

IMMEDIATE

No.35034/3/2008-Estt. (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi, the 19th May, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT: MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

The Sixth Central Pay Commission (6CPC) in Para 6.1.15 of its report, has recommended Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). As per the recommendations, financial upgradation will be available in the next higher grade pay whenever an employee has completed 12 years continuous service in the same grade. However, not more than two financial upgradations shall be given in the entire career, as was provided in the previous Scheme. The Scheme will also be available to all posts belonging to Group "A" whether isolated or not. However, organised Group "A" services will not be covered under the Scheme

2. The Government has considered the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission for introduction of a MACPS and has accepted the same with further modification to grant three financial upgradations under the MACPS at intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of continuous regular service.

3. The Scheme would be known as "MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION. SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES. This Scheme is in supersession of previous ACP Scheme and clarifications issued there under and shall be applicable to all regularly appointed Group "A", "B", and "C" Central Government Civilian Employees except officers of the Organised Group "A" Service. The status of Group "0" employees would cease on their completion of prescribed training, as recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission and would be treated as Group "C" employees. Casual employees, including those granted 'temporary status' and employees appointed in the Government only on adhoc or contract basis shall not qualify for benefits under the aforesaid Scheme. The details of the MACP Scheme and conditions for grant of the financial upgradation under the Scheme are given in Annexure-I.

4. An Screening Committee shall be constituted in each Department to consider the case for grant of financial upgradations under the MACP Scheme. The Screening Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and two members. The members of the Committee shall comprise officers holding posts which are at least one level above the grade in which the MACP is to be considered and not below the rank of Under Secretary equivalent in the Government. The Chairperson should generally be a grade above the members of the Committee.

5. The recommendations of the Screening Committee shall be placed before the Secretary in cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry / Department or before the Head of the organisation / competent authority in other cases for approval.

6. In order to prevent undue strain on the administrative machinery, the Screening Committee shall follow a time-schedule and meet twice in a financial year - preferably in the first week of January and first week of July of a year for advance processing of the cases maturing in that half. Accordingly, cases maturing during the first-half (April - September) of a particular financial year shall be taken up for consideration by the screening Committee meeting in the first week of January. Similarly, the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of July of any financial year shall process the cases that would be maturing during the second-half (October - March) of the same financial year.

7. However, to make the MACP Scheme operational, the Cadre Controlling Authorities shall constitute the first Screening Committee within a month from the date of issue of these instructions to consider the cases maturing upto 30th June, 2009 for grant of benefits under the MACPS.

8. In so far as persons serving in The Indian Audit and Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

9. Any interpretation / clarification of doubt as to the scope and meaning of the provisions of the MACP Scheme shall be given by the Department of Personnel and Training (Establishment-D). The scheme would be operational w.e.f. 01.09.2008. In other words, financial upgradations as per the provisions of the earlier ACP Scheme (of August, 1999) would be granted till 31.08.2008.

10. No stepping up of pay in the pay band or grade pay would be admissible with regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACP Scheme.

11. It is clarified that no past cases would be re-opened. Further, while implementing the MACP Scheme, the differences in pay scales on account of grant of financial upgradation under the old ACP Scheme (of August 1999) and under the MACP Scheme within the same cadre shall not be construed as an anomaly.

12. Hindi version will follow.

(S.Jainendra Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. Of India

ANNEXURE-I

MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS)

1. There shall be three financial upgradation s under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years service respectively. Financial upgradation under the Scheme will be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade-pay.

2. The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in Section 1 , Part-A of the first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Thus, the grade pay at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive grades, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. In such cases, the higher grade pay attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/ organisation will be given only at the time of regular promotion.

3. The financial upgradation s under the MACPS would be admissible up-to the highest grade pay of Rs. 12000/- in the PB-4.

4. Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available. To illustrate, in case a Government Servant joins as a direct recruit in the grade pay of Rs. 1900 in PB-1 and he gets no promotion till completion of 10 years of service, he will be granted financial upgradation under MACPS in the next higher grade pay of Rs. 2000 and his pay will be fixed by granting him one increment plus the difference of grade pay (i.e. Rs. 100). After availing financial upgradation under MACPS, if the Government servant gets his regular promotion in the hierarchy of his cadre, which is to the grade of Rs. 2400, on regular promotion, he will only be granted the difference of grade pay between Rs. 2000 and Rs. 2400. No additional increment win be granted at this stage.

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

Illustration-1
The pre-revised hierarchy (in ascending order) in a particular organization was as under:-
  • A Government servant who was recruited in the hierarchy in the pre-revised pay scale Rs. 5000-8000 and who did not get a promotion even after 25 years of service prior to 1.1.2006,in his case as on 1.1.2006he would have got two financial upgradations under ACP to the next grades in the hierarchy of his organization, i.e., to the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500.
  • Another Government servant recruited in the same hierarchy in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 5000-8000 has also completed about 25 years of service, but he got two promotions to the next higher grades of Rs. 5500-9000 & Rs. 6500-10500 during this period.
In the case of both (a) and (b) above, the promotions / financial upgradations granted under ACP to the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 prior to 1.1.2006will be ignored on account of merger of the pre-revised scales of Rs. 5000- 8000, Rs. 5500-9000 and Rs. 6500-10500 recommended by the Sixth cpe. As per CCS (RP) Rules, both of them will be granted grade pay of Rs. 4200 in the pay band PB-2. After the implementation of MACPS, two financial upgradations will be granted both in the case of (a) and (b) above to the next higher grade pays of Rs. 4600 and Rs. 4800 in the pay band PB-2.

6. In the case of all the employees granted financial upgradations under ACPS till 01.01.2006, their revised pay will be fixed with reference to the pay scale granted to them under the ACPS.

6.1 In the case of ACP upgradations granted between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008, the Government servant has the option under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 to have his pay fixed in the revised pay structure either (a) w.eJ. 01.01.2006 with reference to his pre-revised scale as on 01.01.2006; or (b) w.e.f. the date of his financial upgradation under ACP with reference to the pre-revised scale granted under ACP. ln case of option (b), he shall be entitled to draw his arrears of pay only from the date of his option i.e. the date of financial upgradation under ACP.

6.2 In cases where financial upgradation had been granted to Government servants in the next higher scale in the hierarchy of their cadre as per the provisions of the ACP Scheme of August, 1999, but whereas as a result of the implementation of Sixth CPC's recommendations, the next higher post in the hierarchy of the cadre has been upgraded by granting a higher grade pay, the pay of such employees in the revised pay structure will be fixed with reference to the higher grade pay granted to the post. To illustrate, in the case of Jr. Engineer in CPWD, who was granted ]"t ACP in his hierarchy to the grade of Asstt. Engineer in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 corresponding to the revised grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2, he win now be granted grade pay of Rs4600 in the pay band PB-2 consequent upon upgradation of the post of Asstt. Enggs.In CPWD by granting them the grade pay of Rs.4600 in PB-2 as a result of Sixth CPC's recommendation. However, from the date of implementation of the MACPS, all the financial upgradations under the Scheme should be done strictly in accordance with the hierarchy of grade pays in pay bands as notified vide CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

7. With regard to fixation of his pay on grant of promotion / financial upgradation under MACP Scheme, a Government servant has an option under FR22 (1) (a) (1) to get his pay fixed in the higher post/ grade pay either from the date of his promotion/upgradation or from the date of his next increment viz. 1st July of the year. The pay and the date of increment would be flxed in accordance with clarification no.2 of Department of Expenditure's O.M. No.1/1/2008-1C dated 13.09.2008.
8. Promotions earned in the post carrying same grade pay in the promotional hierarchy as per Recruitment Rules shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS.

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

9. 'Regular service' for the purposes of the MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis either on direct recruitment basis or on absorption/re-employment basis. Service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning. However, past continuous regular service in another Government Department in a post carrying same grade pay prior to regular appointment in a new Department, without a break, shall also be counted towards qualifying regular service for the purposes of MACPS only (and not for the regular promotions). However, benefits under the MACPS in such cases shall not be considered till the satisfactory completion of the probation period in the new post.

10. Past service rendered by a Government employee in a State Government / statutory body / Autonomous body / Public Sector organisation, before appointment in the Government shall not be counted towards Regular Service.

Also check 7th CPC MACP FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES – DOPT CONSOLIDATED GUIDELINES

11. 'Regular service' shall include all periods spent on deputation/foreign service, study leave and all other kind of leave, duly sanctioned by the competent authority.

12. The MACPS shall also be applicable to work charged employees, if their service conditions are comparable with the staff' of regular establishment.

13. Existing time-bound promotion scheme, including in-situ promotion scheme, Staff Car Driver Scheme or any other kind of promotion scheme existing for a particular category of employees in a Ministry / Department or its offices, may continue to be operational for the concerned category of employees if it is decided by the concerned administrative authorities to retain such Schemes, after necessary consultations or they may switch-over to the MACPS. However, these Schemes shall not run concurrently with the MACPS.

14. The MACPS is directly applicable only to Central Government Civilian employees. It will not get automatically extended to employees of Central Autonomous / Statutory Bodies under the administrative control of a Ministry / Department. Keeping in view the financial implications involved, a conscious decision in this regard shall have to be taken by the respective Governing Body/Board of Directors and the administrative Ministry concerned and where it is proposed to adopt the MACPS, prior concurrence of Ministry of Finance shall be obtained.

15. If a financial upgradations under the MACPS is deferred and not allowed after 10 years in a grade pay, due to the reason of the employees being unfit or due to departmental proceedings, etc., this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradation which would also get deferred to the extent of delay in grant of first financial upgradation.

16. On grant of financial upgradation under the Scheme, there shall be no change in the designation, classification or higher status. However, financial and certain other benefits which are linked to the pay drawn by an employee such as HBA, allotment of Government accommodation shall be permitted.

17. The financial upgradation would be on non-functional basis subject to fitness, in the hierarchy of grade pay within the PB-1.Thereafter for upgradation under the MACPS the benchmark of 'good' would be applicable till the grade pay of Rs. 6600/- in PB-3. The benchmark will be 'Very Good' for financial upgradation to the grade pay of Rs.7600 and above.

18. In the matter of disciplinary/ penalty proceedings, grant of benefit under the MACPS shall be subject to rules governing normal promotion. Such cases shall, therefore, be regulated under the provisions of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 and instructions issued thereunder.

19. The MACPS contemplates merely placement on personal basis in the immediate higher Grade pay /grant of financial benefits only and shall not amount to actuallfunctional promotion of the employees concerned. Therefore, no reservation orders/roster shall apply to the MACPS, which shall extend its benefits uniformly to all eligible SC/ST employees also. However, the rules of reservation in promotion shall be ensured at the time of regular promotion. For this reason, it shall not be mandatory to associate members of SC/ST in the Screening Committee meant to consider cases for grant of financial upgradation under the Scheme.

20. Financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be purely personal to the employee and shall have no relevance to his seniority position. As such, there shall be no additional financial upgradation for the senior employees on the ground that the junior employee in the grade has got higher pay/grade pay under the MACPS.

21. Pay drawn in the pay band and the grade pay allowed under the MACPS shall be taken as the basis for determining the terminal benefits in respect of the retiring employee.

22. If Group "A" Government employee, who was not covered under the ACP Scheme has now become entitled to say third financial upgradation directly, having completed 30 year's regular service, his pay shall be fixed successively in next three immediate higher grade pays in the hierarchy of revised pay-bands and grade pays allowing the benefit of 3% pay fixation at every stage. Pay of persons becoming eligible for second financial upgradation may also be fixed accordingly.

23. In case an employee is declared surplus in his / her organisation and appointed in the same pay-scale or lower scale of pay in the new organization, the regular service rendered by him/her in the previous organisation shall be counted towards the regular service in his/her new organisation for the purpose of giving nnancial upgradation under the MACPS.

24. In case of an employee after getting promotion/ACP seeks unilateral transfer on a lower post or lower scale, he will be entitled only for second and third nnancial upgradations on completion of 20/30 years of regular service under the MACPS, as the case may be, from the date of his initial appointment to the post in the new organization.

25. If a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the employee before becoming entitled to a financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed as such an employee has not been stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If, however, financial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground to withdraw the financial upgradation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion again and the second the next financial upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal.

26. Cases of persons holding higher posts purely on adhoc basis shall also be considered by the Screening Committee alongwith others. They may be allowed the benefit of financial upgradation on reversion to the lower post or if it is beneficial vis-a-vis the pay drawn on adhoc basis.

27. Employees on deputation need not revert to the parent Department for availing the benefit of financial upgradation under the MACPS. They may exercise a fresh option to draw the pay in the pay band and the grade pay of the post held by them or the pay plus grade pay admissible to them under the MACPS, whichever is beneficial.

28. Illustrations :

A (i) If a Government servant (LDC) in PB-l in the Grade Pay of Rs.1000 gets his first regular promotion (UDC) in the PB-1 in the Grade Pay of Rs.2400 on completion of 8 years of service and then continues in the same Grade Pay for further 10 years without any promotion then he would be eligible for 2nd financial upgradation under the MACPS in the PB-1 in the Grade Pay of Rs.2800 after completion of 18 years (8+10 years).

(ii) In case he does not get any promotion thereafter, then he would get 3rd financial upgradation in the PB-II in Grade Pay of Rs.4200 on completion of further 10 years of service i.e. after 28 years (8+10+10).

(iii) However, if he gets 2nd promotion after 5 years of further service in the pay PB-II in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 (Asstt. Grade/Grade "C") i.e. on completion of 23 years (8+10+5years) then he would get 3rd financial upgradation after completion of 30 years i.e. 10 years after the 2nd ACP in the PB-II in the Grade Pay of Rs.4600.

MACP SCHEME MACPS FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES ORIGINAL ORDER DATED MAY 2009



Friday, 24 January 2020

MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY - MACP Supreme Court Order - Heard & Reserved - Order dated 23 Jan 2020

MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY - MACP Supreme Court Order - Heard & Reserved - Order dated 23 Jan 2020


MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY - MACP Supreme Court Order - Heard Reserved - Order dated 23 Jan 2020


Arguments have been completed and the case is now reserved for orders. We expect a judgment allowing MACP on promotional hierarchy.
MACP on Promotional Hierarchy - Supreme Court Case Status - Order reserved

MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY

Supreme Court Case No 21803/2014
Updates of today’s/ Final hearing-

Advocate C K Sasi (AOR), who was well briefed by us, argued the case for M V Mohanan Nair. Advocates, representing to other respondents also done commendable job. Actually it was a well organised team work. Amicus Curiae presented the case extremely well. He also submitted a written statement of his arguments to the court. As a result, the court realized the following:
  1. There are anomalies in MACP scheme as evident from Minutes of Meeting of Anomaly Committee.
  2. These anomalies are affecting Group B & C employees and no impact on Group A.
  3. These anomalies have life long impact.
Arguments have been completed and the case is now reserved for orders. We expect a judgment allowing MACP on promotional hierarchy.

Thanks
for Steering Committee
MACP on Promotional hierarchy

 
Case Status from Supreme Court Website:-

Diary No.- 14117 – 2014
UNION OF INDIA SECRETARY vs. M.V. MOHANAN NAIR
Case Details
Diary No.14117/2014 Filed on 24-04-2014 06:10 PM PENDING [SECTION: XI-A]
Case No.SLP(C) No. 021803 / 2014  Registered on 08-08-2014
S.L.P.(C)…CC No. 008271 / 2014  Registered on 21-05-2014
Present / Last Listed On23-01-2020 [HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE R. BANUMATHI, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE A.S. BOPANNA and HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE HRISHIKESH ROY] [CL.NO. : 101]
Status/StagePending – (Final Hearing) Heard & Reserved-Ord dt:23-01-2020
Admitted[ADMITTED ON : 30-07-2019]
Category1900 -Three Judges Bench Matter
Act
Petitioner (s)1. UNION OF INDIA .DEPT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING SECRETARY

SECRETARY MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSION , DISTRICT: NEW DELHI , NEW DELHI , DELHI2 THE PRINCIPAL REGISTRAR

CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL, PRINCIPAL BENCH, 61/35, COPERNICUS MARG , DISTRICT: NEW DELHI ,NEW DELHI , DELHI3 KERALA
CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL THE DEPUTY REGISTRAR
ERNAKULAM BENCH , DISTRICT: KOCHIN, ERNAKULAM , KERALA
Respondent (s)1. M.V. MOHANAN NAIR S/D/W/Thru:- M.R VISHWANATHAN NAIR

PHOTO COPIER, CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL , DISTRICT: ERNAKULAM KOCHIN ,ERNAKULAM , KERALA
Pet. Advocate(s)ARVIND KUMAR SHARMA [P-2]
ARVIND KUMAR SHARMA [P-1]
ARVIND KUMAR SHARMA [P-3]
MUKESH KUMAR MARORIA
Resp. Advocate(s)C. K. SASI G. PRAKASH
Impleaders Advocate(s)MOHAN KUMAR [IMPL]
Intervenor Advocate(s)M. K. DUA[INT]
RAMESHWAR PRASAD GOYAL[INT]
SATISH KUMAR[INT]

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Thursday, 23 January 2020

Proposal for implementation of various training programmes under the Training For All Scheme – Latest DoPT Orders 2020

Proposal for implementation of various training programmes under the Training For All 
Scheme – Latest DoPT Orders 2020

Latest DoPT Orders 2020


F.No.T-16011/1/2020-TFA (CN 3150940)
Government of India
M/o Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Training Division)

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi.
Dated the 20th January, 2020

To
The Heads of State / UT ATIs
(As per Standard List)

Sub: Proposal for implementation of various training programmes under the Training For All Scheme -reg.

Sir/ Madam,

Under Training For All (TFA) Scheme, this Department supports State / UT Administrative Training Institutes (ATIs) for conducting inter-alia the following training programmes:-

    (i) Intensive Training Programme (ITP): to provide saturation training of frontline personnel manning the public service delivery chain, in sectors identified by States, in specific geographical area of a State/UT. This Programme aims to impact upon functional knowledge, skills and attitudinal orientation of the frontline functionaries through appropriately designed training interventions to make public service delivery effective.

    (ii) 12-Day Induction Training Programme: to develop generic and domain specific competencies in newly recruited Group-B (non-gazetted) & Group-C cutting edge level State/UT Government functionaries for strengthening their capabilities to improve the public service delivery mechanism.

    (iii) Comprehensive Online Modified Module on Induction Training (COMMIT): for newly recruited frontline State/UT government functionaries to develop in them Generic & Doman specific competencies

2. In addition to the above, this Department also provides financial assistance under Augmentation of Capacity of Training Institutes (ACTI) for augmenting infrastructure in the form of hardware, software and courseware, networking of training institutions and consolidating the training ware. Under this Scheme, the training Institutes are also supported and encouraged for developing case studies, e-learning packages, training films, organizing workshops, special programmes, seminars etc (approved list of admissible items and item-wise rates are enclosed) Further, this Department is also implementing Faculty Development Scheme (FDS) to broaden and hone the knowledge and skill base of the Master Trainers (MTs) / Recognized Trainers (RTs), developed by this Department and faculty members working in Central Training Institutes (CTls)/ State/UT ATIs. Under this, this Department sponsors the MTs/ RTs/ faculty members of CTIs/ATIs for undergoing domestic short-term/ correspondence courses conducted by various institutes of repute. The details of the programmes/ training exposures sponsored by this Department, the institutes recognized in this regard and eligibility conditions may be perused in this Department’s letter dated 28-04-2014 .

Also check: Retirement guide for a central government employees

Accordingly, proposals are invited from the State/UT ATIs under the above-mentioned components for the financial year 2020-21. It may kindly be noted that the proposals of such State/UT ATIs, which have not furnished the Utilization Certificates in the prescribe format (in original) in respect of the funds already released by this Department, if any, and the ATIs which
have not yet started filing the expenditure details in EAT Module of PFMS, will not be considered.

Encl. As above.

Yours faithfully
(D. Ramesh Babu)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Proposal for implementation of various training programmes under the Training For All Scheme – Latest DoPT Orders 2020

GDS – Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (DoP)

GDS – Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (DoP)

No.17-3112016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Dated- 22.01.2020

Office Memorandum

Subject: Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

The undersigned is directed to convey approval of Competent Authority on the following guidelines to regulate the Limited Transfer facility of Gramin Dak Sevaks GDS in supersession of all previous orders:-

Conditions of Transfer

(i) The maximum number of chances to be provided for male GDSs is ONE only and TWO for female GDSs.

(ii) The transfer will be at his/her own request and own cost to a vacant post at his/her place of choice to his/he r/ spouse home village or home division or a place recommended for medical treatment.

(iv) A minimum engagement period of ONE year from the date of regular engagement on GDS post will be mandatory for female GDS.

(iii) A minimum engagement period of TWO years from the date of regular engagement on GDS Post will be mandatory for male GD , before transfer request can be entertained.

(v) For PwD GD and GDS having PwD dependents/ Mentally retarded dependents, a minimum engagement period of ONE year from the date of regular engagement on GDS Post will be mandatory.

(vi) Transfer request of GDS who are under put off duty or against whom any disciplinary action, Police case or Court case is pending will not be entertained.

(vii) Past engagement period will be counted for assessing the eligibility for appearing in departmental examination as well as for annual increment. GDS will not have any claim to go back to the previous engagement /recruitment Unit/Division in any circumstances.

(viii) When a GDS is transferred at histher own request and the transfer is approved by the competent authority, she/he will rank junior in the seniority list of the new unit, to all the GDS of that unit who exist in the seniority list on the date on which the transfer is ordered, except in case of transfer within the same engagement/recruitment Sub Division/ Unit /Division.

(ix) Mutual Exchange facility can be provided to all GDS on completion of ONE year (for Female GDS) and TWO years (for Male GDS) engagement period as the case may be.

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(x) The GDS can be transferred on herthis request in following circumstances:-

    "(a) BPM Level 2 to BPM Level-2 in TRCA slab 3

    (b) BPM Level-1 to BPM Level-1 in TRCA slab-2.

    (c) ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-2 to ABPM/Dak Sevaks in TRCA slab-2 – Level-2

    (d) ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-1 to ABPM/Dak Sevaks Level-1 in TRCA slab-1.

    (e) BPM Level-1 to ABPM/Dak Sevak Level-2(Postal/RMS) m same TRCA slab.

    (f) ABPM/Dak Sevak Level-2 (Postal) to BPM Level-1 in the same TRCA slab provided that, the GDS has to make accommodation arrangement for managing BO as per standard prescribed for BO and fulfilling the condition of educational qualification , Compu ter certificate etc. prescribed by the Department from time to time. Before joining as BPM Level-1, he/she has to undergo prescribed training for BPM.

    (g) Request transfer of ABPM/Dak Sevak from Postal to RMS in the same TRCA slab.

    (h) Transfer from RMS to Postal i.e. from Dak Sevak to ABPM/Dak Sevak in the same TRCA level. However, Dak Sevak from RMS should not be transferred to Postal Dn as BPM.

    (xi) There will not be any drop in TRCA slab on account of a request transfer and numbers of increments earned by GDS will be retained.

    (xii) All request transfers are to be considered subject to condition that verification formalities viz (Caste, Education and Police verification report etc.) should have been completed.

2. Competent Authority

The transfer of GDS will be approved by Regional PMG, if the transfer is within the Region and by the Head of the Circle, if the transfer is within the Circle. The approval of two concerned Head of Circle will be required, if the transfer is between two Circles.

3. Process of Transfer

    (i) Application for transfer should be called for during April -June of every year.

    (ii) An application will be submitted to the Divisional Head on a prescribed Proforma attached herewith as Annexure-I. The application will be submitted through head of the recruitment/ engagement Unit/ Division duly recommended.

    (iii) Divisional Head will submit all the applications to approving authority through proper channel with factual report and recommendations .

    (iv) A separate register in prescribed Proforma attached herewith as Annexure-II is to be maintained at Circle Office/Regional Office/Division al Office for recording transfer requests of all categories of GDS.

    (v) All the applications received will be arranged in order of seniority from the date of engagement of GDS and the orders for transfer may be issued during July.

4. The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M.

5. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(S.B.Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Annexure-I

APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER FROM ONE POST TO ANOTHER POST IN GRAMIN DAK SEVAK
  
  1. Name of the GDS
  2. Post held by GDS with name of Sub Dn/Division/Circle
  3. Date of engagement as regular GDS
  4. Educational qualification
  5. Whether Single or married
  6. Existing TRCA Level with Slab
  7. GDS Post for which transfer is sought for along with name of BO/SO/HO/ RO
  8. Name of Sub Dn/Division/Circl e to which tra nsfer is sought:
  9. Reasons for which transfer is sought for :
  10. Documentary evidence for the place of choice being his /her /spouse /Home village /Home Division/ place recommended for medical Treatment. Please attach any of the following documents:-
  1. Aadhar Card
  2. PAN Card
  3. Voter ID Card
  4. Driving licences
  5. Passport/ Electricity Bill/ Water Bill/ Gas Bill
11. I, Shri/ Smt/ Miss _ _ _ _ declare that above information furnished by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I am agreeable to accept all the terms and conditions as per para 2 of the Dept. of Posts 0 M No. 17-31/2016-GDS dated 20.01.2020 amended from time to time.

Signature of the GDS
with post held by GDS

Date
Place

The above application of Shri/Smt./Ms. _ _ _ _ seeking transfer on own cost and request has been scrutinised by me and certified that the information furnished by the official in the application is correct. This is also to certify that :-

    The GDS is involved/ not involved in any loss, fraud, criminal cases
    No disciplinary case is pending against the GDS

12. The transfer is recommended I not recommended

Signature & Designation of the
Head of the Division Station

Date

DECLARATION FOR TRANSFER FROM ONE POST TO ANOTHER POST BY GDS

(i) I hereby declare that in the event of my limited transfer from _ _ _ _ to _ _ _ _ I will rank junior in the gradation list of new unit to to all the GDS of that unit on the date of joining that unit.

(ii) I will not claim any TA or Transit. I will not have any claim to go back to my old post in any circumstances. I will also abide by these conditions as amended from time to time.

Signature of the GDS
Post held by the GDS

Station:

Date :

GDS – Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (DoP)

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