Thursday, 30 April 2020

All Central Government Employees should download Aarogyasetu App on their mobile phones immediately - DoPT Order

All Central Government Employees should download Aarogyasetu App on their mobile phones immediately - DoPT Order

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

IMMEDIATE

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

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated: 29.04.2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Effective use of 'Aarogyasetu' App for breaking the chain of transmission of COVID-19.

With reference to the subject mentioned above, the following directions may strictly be followed to improve the safety of all Government officials :
  • All the officers, staff (including outsourced staff) working in Central Government should download 'Aarogyasetu' App on their mobile phones, immediately.
  • Before starting for office, they must review their status on 'Aarogyasetu' and commute only when the app shows 'safe' or 'low risk' status.
  • The officers / staff are advised that in case the App shows a message that he/she has a 'moderate' or 'high risk' calculated on the basis of Bluetooth proximity ("recent contact with infected person"), he/she should not come to office and self isolate for 14 days or till the status becomes 'safe' or 'low risk'.
  • Joint Secretary (Administration) should ensure that above directions are strictly followed in the respective Ministry / Department.
  • Ministries / Departments may issue similar instructions to all autonomous / statutory bodies, PSUs etc. attached to them.
  • Report on the action taken may be sent to the undersigned.
Also check: PIL Filed for Central Government Employees Freezing DA in Supreme Court

(G. Jayanthi)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

Rs. 50 lakh compensation declared for the Port employees / workers in case of loss of life due to COVID-19


Rs. 50 lakh compensation declared for the Port employees / workers in case of loss of life due to COVID-19

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Shipping

28-April, 2020

Rs. 50 lakh compensation declared for the Port employees / workers in case of loss of life due to COVID-19

All port employees including contractual labourers employed directly by the Port and other contractual employees are covered
Ministry of Shipping has decided that all the Major Ports may grant compensation / Ex-Gratia in the event of loss of life due to COVID-19 to the dependent members / legal heirs of the port employees as under:

CategoryAmount of compensation
/ Ex-Gratia (Rs.)
All Port employees including
Contract Labourers employed directly by the port
50.00 Lakh
Other Contractual Labourers50.00 Lakh
Monetary Compensation is declared to cover the risk of life due to COVID-19 contamination while discharging the Port related duty. Port Chairman is the competent authority for the settling claims / disbursement of the compensation / Ex-Gratia and verifying authority for the cause of death from COVID-19. This compensation is applicable only for the pandemic of COVID-19 and shall be in force up to 30.09.2020, subject to review thereafter.

PIB

Reporting of officers in the office of the board during the lockdown period

Reporting of officers in the office of the board during the lockdown period - Railway Board Order
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

Office Order No. 30 of 2020

Sub: Reporting of Officials in Board’s Office during lockdown period

Enclosed is a copy of DOP&T’s OM No.11013/9/ 2014-Esttt.A-IIT dated 23.04.2020 regarding attendance of Officers / Staff during the lockdown period.

2. Attention in this connection is invited to para 3 of Office Order No. 25 of 2020 and also para 2 of DOP&T’s enclosed OM for following the extant instructions in letter and spirit. While preparing the roster /asking Officials below Deputy Secretary level for reporting to Office, the guiding principle should be that only upto 33% Officials and depending on the requirement be called for working from Office and all others who are not being called at Office or are residing at Containment Zones should work from home and be available at all times on Mobile phones and other Electronic means of Communications. Officials below Deputy Secretary level should not regularly be called to avoid crowding in the Office, except in case of exigencies of work.

Latest DoPT order - Maintain 33 percent of employees attendance, roaster & work from home - Central Govt Employees April 24, 2020

3. Further, Officials may be called at staggered timings as stated in para 3 of the enclosed DOPT’s OM.

4. Based on above, if required, separate rosters may be prepared by all controlling Head of the Directorates (PEDs & EDs).

Also check: PIL Filed for Central Government Employees Freezing DA in Supreme Court

(B. Majumdar)
Joint Secretary/Railway Board

No. 2020/O0&M/9/1
Dated:- 24.04.2020

Source: Indian Railways

Monday, 27 April 2020

PIL Filed for Central Government Employees Freezing DA in Supreme Court


IN THE HON'BLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA AT NEW DELHI.
PIL DATED 24th APRIL 2020 via Email regarding payment of DA or PIL DATED 24th APRIL 2020 via email regarding payment of DA or Dearness allowance with effect from 1st January 2020 atleast to veterans and to all employees if possible

Major Onkar Singh Guleria Retired, a Senior Citizen and CANCER PATIENT, aged 69 years, son of Late Shri Kikar Singh Guleria resident of village Jachh PO Jassur Tehsil Nurpur Distt Kangra Himachal Pradesh 176201.

VERSUS
  1. Union of India through Secretary Finance Govt of India New Delhi 110011.
  2. Union of India through Secretary Home Govt of India New Delhi 110011.
BEFORE CHIEF JUSTICE AND ALL HIS COMPANION JUSTICES OF SUPREME COURT OF INDIA TO DIRECT UNION OF INDIA TO PRACTICE WHAT PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA PREACHES TO 130 CRORES DESHWASI AND DEFREEZE DA or dearness allownce by paying with effect from 01st January 2020 to Veterans atleast if not to employees.

MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH,

1. That the applicant a CANCER PATIENT, disabled of right foot and also suffering from hypertension and a Senior Citizen with no home but living in a rented building in my last span of life and also to take care of wife a senior citizen suffering from various ailments and my only source of income is my monthly military pension of the rank of Major that too on reduced scale. I and lakhs of Veterans are aggrieved by arbitrary act of Union of India through Secretary Finance Govt of India New Delhi who were committed to pay arrears of DA or dearness allowance in first week of April 2020 but purposely not payed and on 20th April 2020 has FREEZED "DA or dearness allowance" retrospectively with effect from 01st January 2020 to cause us Veterans an irreparable loss that too at a time when Pandemic of COVID 19 VIRUS (China Originated Virus in December 19) has been commiting genocide in entire world and we to survive honourably need every paisa due to us from Govt of India. I attache arbitrary orders of freezing of DA or dearness Allowances dated 20th April 2020 of Secretary Finance Govt of India as ready referance for the Hon'ble Court.

2. That DA or dearness allowance can be basically understood as a component of salary, aimed at hedging the impact of inflation. The DA or dearness allowance is calculated as a specific percentage of the basic salary which is then added to the basic salary. PENSION received by a retired individual is considered as salary and taxed as, income from salary. Generally whatever is received from the employer in cash including DA or dearness allowance is treated as salary.

3. That the Union of India itself after studying the impact of inflation had announced increased instalment of DA or dearness allowance with effect from 01st January 2020 and promised to pay its employees and Veterans receiving pension in first week of April 2020 which was illegally and arbitrarily withheld and as a afterthought issued malafied orders dated 20th April 2020 ordering of freez of DA or dearness allowance retrospectively from 01st January 2020. It has come as a big blow especially to pensioners at a time when all veterans are more vunerable to catching COVID 19 VIRUS (China Originated Virus in December 19 ) as being daily advocated by Prime Minister of India and all functionaries of Union of India and Doctors through media and advisory letters in black and white. When Union of India is doling out financial package after package from announced budget of 2020-21 in Parliament and later various stimulous financual packages gìven and planning to give to business houses for whom at drop of hat the Political and Administrative Governments of whom many are directly or indirectly associated with industry then huge financial stimulous is being passed even during this national rather international calamity of COVID 19 ( CHINA ORIGINATED VIRUS IN DECEMBER 19), Whereas, petty amount for Union of India but it is a large amount for its employees and Retired personnels who in last span of life are undergoing various hardships is being denied by freezing "DA or dearness allowance" that too retrospectively wef 01st January 2020. This arbitrary and illegal mechanical step of Union of India without applying mind must be struck down immediately and all beneficairies paid their legitmate authorised "DA or dearness allowance" wef 01st January 2020 and continued to be paid. Even Union of India has taken care of other classes of India but subjected the "MIDDLE CLASS" to this horible torture by freezing its "DA or dearness Allowances"at a time when we need every paisa in our last span of life. We by cutting our legitimate expenses have even made small contribution to "PM CARES FUND" which so far is not transparent.

Also check: Second National Judicial Pay Commission has filed the subject of Pay, Pension and Allowances, in Supreme Court on 29.01.2020

4. Then why does Prime Minister of India preaches to look after Senior citizens, not to cut salary when his own Govt is doing it. Atleast the Union of India must practice what its Prime Minster preaches.

5. Copy if this P.I.L., is being sent to all concerned by mail and all Chief Ministers are also requested to pay "DA or dearness Allowances" wef 01st January 2020 to their employees and Retired personnels."HAVES"Political and Administrative class and affluent families are nit in touch with reality. A prominent singer is heard on TV asking 130 Crore Deshwasi to donate atleast Rs.100 Per person to make it Rs13000Crores donations. Madam there are many who have not seen or handled Rs.100 note in their entire life. Then if five of family members donate then amount comes to Rs.500/- which is equivalent to one month amount given to BPL Families by Govt of India. Madam have a heart and producers allowing her to speak this in print media has never applied mind to these ground realities. Sad, how insensitive are our "HAVES"Class!

RELIEFS SOUGHT WITH SPEAKING ORDERS.

6. In the given premises it is respectfully prayed that the Hon'ble Court be pleased to direct Union of India through Secretary Finance Govt of India New Delhi and Secretary Home Govt of India to:

(A) Pay immediately "DA or dearness Allowances" to all employees and Retired personnels and same be done by respective States and Union Territories of India.

(B) Union of India be directed to immediately stop various financial stimulous package being given or are being planned to be given in near future to business houses as after freezing "DA or dearness Allowances" Union of India admits that financial health of the Nation is not sound and healthy. More over these business houses are directly or indirectly related to all Political class who like to enjoy all benefits even in national calamities. Some are seen distributing Govt or public donations of food etc to poor to ensure their own stamp on it. India with Lockdown has gone back to "SATJUG" in many ways and air and water is purified and need of the hour is purification of "HAVES", i.e., the Political cum business class. Union of India must practice what Prime Minister of India preaches to look after senior citizens and not to cut salary.

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

7. Kindly direct registry to confirm receipt and action taken via revert Email.

NAMASTE INDIA! JAI HIND!

(MAJOR ONKAR SINGH GULERIA RETD)
(A CANCER PATIENT)
Mob: 7018748978, 9418009991.
Email: maj.onkarsinghguleria@gmail.com

CITU opposes the freezing of Dearness Allowance for Central Govt Employees


CITU opposes the freezing of Dearness Allowance for Central Govt Employees
CENTRE OF INDIAN TRADE UNIONS (CITU)
CITU opposes DA freezing for Central Government employees


CITU DENOUNCES CENTRAL GOVT DECISION TO FREEZE AND CONFISCATE INCREASE IN DEARNESS ALLOWANCE FOR CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES AND PENSIONERS

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions denounces the Central Govt’s decision to freeze, rather confiscate the increase in Dearness Allowance payable to Central Govt employees and pensioners falling due from January 2020 and also future dues, falling due on July 2020 and January 2021 on the plea of financial crisis arising out of COVID 19 vide Finance Ministry Order no 1/1/2020-E-II(B) dated 23rd April 2020.

No doubt, the country has been passing through a financial crisis but why should the workers and employees be made the sacrificial item for the same who themselves suffer most owing to Covid-19 followed by lockdown. Quite a number of employees are deployed and consequently are involved in various governmental activities and services meant to combat the spread of the pandemic Covid-19 especially of those departments declared as emergency services viz, health, postal, defence, railways etc. While taking such decision Govt did not bother to consult the unions and federations of the central govt employees, displaying rabid authoritarianism.

CITU strongly urges that response to financial crisis by the central govt must start with measures to garner resources where it is there aplenty at the disposal of handful of ultra rich class. As Per OXFAM Report, combined wealth amassed by only 63 billionaires in India is more that the total Union Budget in 2018-19 which was at Rs 24, 42, 200 crore. Top 10% of population cornered 77% of national wealth. Wealth of India’s richest 1 per cent is 4 times more than the bottom 70%. Govt must tap this huge accumulation of wealth with barely 5% of ultra-rich, amassed mostly through undue and illegitimate patronization of the economic policy regime, through appropriate direct taxation/wealth tax measures instead of brutally pouncing on the working peoples’ earnings and livelihood. And this right is vested with the Central Govt only

CITU strongly condemns this retrograde decision of the Central Govt to confiscate outright the legitimate dues of the employees and pensioners on account of increase in DA till January 2021, although prices of all essentials will continue to increase to further increase the profit of the big-business / corporate.

CITU demands withdrawal of this DA Confiscation order by the central government also demands that the state governments be extended financial help to enable continuity of variable DA payment to their employees. CITU calls upon the Govt employees’ movement in particular and the trade union movement in general to unitedly oppose this retrograde anti-worker measures.

(Tapan Sen)
General Secretary

Via: citucentre.org

Confederation strongly oppose to withdraw the DA & DR freezing orders of Central Government Employees

Confederation strongly oppose to withdraw the DA & DR freezing orders of Central Government Employees

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Confederation firmly condemns and rejects central government's unilateral decision. We call on the Government to urgently reconsider the decision and revoke the freezing orders for DA & DR.
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi - 110001
Website: www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
Email: confederationhq@gmail.com

President
RAVI NAIR
9718686800

Secretary General
R.N. PARASHAR
9969234999

No. Confd./DA-Covid-19/2020

Dated: 24.04.2020

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS STRONGLY OPPOSE DA & DR FREEZING

Central Government’s decision to freeze three instalments of Dearness Allowance (DA) of Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief (DR) of Pensioners from 01.01.2020 to 30.06.2021 is a severe and unexpected blow to the Central Government Employees and Pensioners. Already most of the Central Government employees and Pensioners have contributed one day’s salary and Pension to PM CARES Fund.

Confederation strongly oppose and protest the unilateral decision of the Central Government. We demand the Government to review the decision immediately and withdraw the DA & DR freezing orders.

Also check: Government to withdraw the freezing of DA will have a serious impact of the HRA of the Central Govt employees

Confederation CHQ is in touch with National Council (JCM) Staff Side Secretary and other leaders. Efforts are being made to arrive at a united stand and convey the same to Government through Secretary, JCM Staff Side. Detailed statement of Confederation will be issued shortly.

R.N.PARASHAR
sd/-
Secretary General
Confederation of CGE& Workers

Source : Confederation

Government to withdraw the freezing of DA will have a serious impact of the HRA of the Central Govt employees

Government to withdraw the freezing of DA will have a serious impact of the HRA of the Central Govt employees

Latest Central Government Employees News

The freezing of Dearness Allowance would have a serious effect on Central Govt Employees HRA. Pursuant to recommendations from the 7th CPC and as approved by the Govt.The HRA rates in "X" cities will be revised from 24% to 27% and in "Y" cities from 16% to 18% and in "Z" cities from 8% to 9%.
No.NC-JCM-2020/CS/PM April 23, 2020

The Cabinet Secretary
Government of India,
Cabinet Secretariat
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Sub: Protest against freezing of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners.

Ref: Department of Expenditure OM No.1/ 1/2020-E-ll(B), Dt: 23/04/2020

Dear Sir,
The constituent organizations of the National Council (JCM) are very much shocked to note the arbitrary decision taken by the Government to freeze the DA to Central Govt.Employees and Dearness Relief to the Central Govt. Pensioners up to 30/06/2021. Before taking such a major policy decision the Govt. has not bothered to consult the staff side of the NC(JCM) and without even hearing the views of the staff side, the decision taken especially on a policy matter which effects the wages of the employees and the pension of the senior citizens is against the spirit of the JCM scheme. The entire 48 lakh Central Govt. Employees (including Armed Forces Personnel) and the 65 lakh Pensioners are very much disappointed against the most drastic decision taken by the Govt. against is own employees.

The Central Govt. and State Govt. employees are the one who are playing their front line role in the fight against COVID-19 Virus, by taking all risk and working in the field exposing themselves without any sufficient Personal Protective Equipment. The Railway employees, Defence Civilian employees, Postal employees and all other Central Govt. employees have already contributed their one day wages to the PM-CARES Fund. The Ordnance Factory Employees have contributed their two days wages, In the Railways , Employees belonging to different categories are deployed for various activities such as PW Tracks, signaling, Electrical and Mechanical assets, cenrunning freight trains, parcels special trains, Transport essential goods etc. Almost all the Central Government Departments are involved in one or other activities during the entire lockdown period. The Ordnance Factory Employees are directly involved in manufacturing of various Protective Equipment required for the Doctors, Nurses & Health Care Workers and for other Civil Authorities. Ignoring all these contribution of the Govt. Employees, the Govt. is targeting them on the plea of  crisis arising out of COVID- 19?.

The Staff side of the National Council (JCM) is of the first view that the 48 Lakh Central Govt. Employees (including Armed Forces Personnel) and 65 lakh Pensioners do not deserve such a treatment from the Government.

A part from that many of all our affiliates of JCM Staff Side have contributed to PM-CARES Fund crores of rupees. As well as they are providing shelter, Food , Transport etc to mitigate the problem of poor employees I workers who have lost their job and everything in this Lockdown.

Moreover the freezing of DA will have a serious impact of the HRA of the Central Govt. employees. In accordance with 7th CPC recommendations and as approved by the Govt. the HRA rates will be revised from 24% to 27% in “X” cities, and from 16% to 18% in “Y” Cities and 8% to 9% in “Z” cities.

The manner in which the price for the essential commodities are rocketing sky high, DA is expected to cross 25% from 01/07/2020 on wards. Since the DA is freezed the employees will loose this hike in the HRA also.

You will appreciate that the Pensioners who are senior citizens are most vulnerable in the fight of the COVID-19 virus and any stoppage of DA in their case at this juncture is not an appreciable decision on the part of the Government.

The decision of the Govt. has subjected the Central Govt. Employees and the Pensioners to unnecessary financial hardship and mental agony when they all are on the field fighting from the front line against the spread of COVID-19 Virus through various official activities.

Therefore we request you to convey our feelings to the Hon’ble Prime Minister and also our request to reconsider the above decision of the Govt. and withdraw the same, so as to motivate the Central Govt. employees to perform their responsibilities, especially in this crisis period.

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/

Friday, 24 April 2020

Latest DoPT order - Maintain 33 percent of employees attendance, roaster & work from home - Central Govt Employees

Latest DoPT order - Maintain 33 percent of employees attendance, roaster & work from home - Central Govt Employees

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

Accordingly, correct Roster Can be drawn up by the Heads of Department. Needless to say, officials / staff employed at home on a specific day should always be accessible by telephone and electronic means of communication

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

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated the 23 April, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19

The undersigned is directed to refer to O.M of even number dated 17th March, 2020 on the above-mentioned subject. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) vide its Order dated 15.4.2020 has now extended the nationwide lockdown till 3rd May, 2020 to contain spread of Coronavirus in the country and has issued the consolidated revised guidelines for strict compliance. Para 18(ii) of these consolidated revised guidelines, inter-alia, provide that all officers of the level of Deputy Secretaries & above are to function with 100% attendance while 33% of the remaining officers/staff are to attend offices as per requirement.

Also check: No DA/DR & No Arrears to Central Government employees till July 2021

2. The spirit of the guidelines is that crowding in the offices may be avoided and safe social distancing norms may be maintained. It is, however, seen that in some Ministries/ Departments, more than 33% of officials /staff below Deputy Secretary level are being called to offices. This might lead to undesirable crowding in the office jeopardizing the preventive measures in place for containing the spread of COVID-19.

3. It is reiterated that guidelines for attendance for officers/staff at levels below Deputy Secretary, be strictly followed. Heads of Departments (HoDs) may also direct their officers/staff to attend office in staggered timings to further avoid crowding in offices/work spaces. As suggested vide O.M. of even number dated 19th March, 2020, the staggered timings may be as follows :-
(a) 9.00 am. to 5.30 p.m.
(b) 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
(c) 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Suitable Roster May, accordingly, be drawn up by the Heads of Department. Needless to say that officials/ staff working from home on a particular day should be available on telephone and electronic means of communications at all times. They should attend office, if called for any exigencies of work.

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

Source: DoPT

No DA No DR No Arrears to Central Government employees till July 2021

No DA No DR No Arrears to Central Government employees till July 2021

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Freezing of DA DR to Central Government employees till July 2021 dopt order

No. 1/1/2020-E- II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 23rd April, 2020.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Freezing of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners at current rates till July 2021.

The undersigned is directed to say that in view of the crisis arising out of COVID-19, it has been decided that the additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners, due from 1st January 2020 shall not be paid. The additional installments of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief due from 1st July 2020 and 1st January 2021 shall also not be paid. However, Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief at current rates will continue to be paid.

2. As and when the decision to release the future installment of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief due from 1st July 2021 is taken by the Government, the rates of Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief as effective from 1st January 2020, 1st July 2020 and 1st January 2021 will be restored prospectively and will be subsumed in the cumulative revised rate effective from 1st July 2021. No arrears for the period from 1st January 2020 till 30th June 2021 shall be paid.

No DA Hike for central government employees due to economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic spread

3. These orders shall be applicable to all Central Government employees and Central Government pensioners.

(Annie George Mathew)
Additional Secretary to the Government of India

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Thursday, 23 April 2020

No benchmark grades shall be listed below in ACRs for the period before 2008-09 - DoPT Order

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Below benchmark ACRs prior to the reporting period 2008-09 need to be disclosed to the officer reported upon for his representation, as are reckonable for assessment of fitness in future DPCs
No.43012/1/2015-Esttt.(A-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 21st April, 2020

Office Memorandum

Subject : Disclosure of below benchmark grading in ACRs prior to the reporting period 2008-09 and objective consideration of representation by the competent authority against remarks in the ACR or for upgradation of the final grading.

The Department of Personnel & Training had vide OM No. 21011 /1/2005-Estt (A) (Pt-II) dated 14.05.2009, issued instructions regarding maintenance and preparation of Annual Performance Appraisal Reports. It was inter-alia stated therein that full APAR, including the overall grading and assessment of integrity, shall be communicated to the concerned officer. The new system of communicating entries in the APAR was made applicable prospectively with effect from the reporting period 2008-09.

Also check: Retirement of Government Employees on 31st March 2020

2. Subsequently, this Department vide O.M. No.21011/1/ 2010-Estt.A dated 13.04.2010 issued instructions regarding disclosure of below benchmark gradings in ACRs of the period prior to 2008-09, providing that if an employee is to be considered for promotion in a future DPC and his ACRs prior to the period 2008-09, which would be reckonable for assessment of his fitness in such future DPCs, contain final grading which are below benchmark. for his next promotion, before such ACRs are placed before the DPC, the concerned employee will be given a copy of the relevant ACR for his representation, if any, within 15 days of such communication. It was clearly stated therein that only below benchmark ACR for the period relevant to promotion need be sent to the officer reported upon and there is no need to send below benchmark ACRs of other years.

3. References are being received in this Department from various Ministries / Departments seeking comments / views on disclosure of below benchmark ACRs of the period prior to 2008-09, which have already been considered by DPC prior to 13.04.2010, for promotion to a post/ grade, for a representation and holding review DPC after due consideration of such representation.

4. The matter has been considered in this Department and it is felt that acceding to the request for disclosure of below benchmark gradings in ACRs for the period prior to 2008-09 will open flood gates and a large number of employees, both serving and retired, may come up with a request for disclosure of their ACRs of old periods, resulting into administrative difficulties and chaos. It is, therefore, reiterated that only such below benchmark ACRs prior to the reporting period 2008-09 need to be disclosed to the officer reported upon for his representation, as are reckonable for assessment of fitness in future DPCs. In other words, below benchmark grading in the ACRs for the period prior to 2008-09 need not be disclosed to the officer reported upon, if the same are not reckonable for future DPCs.

5. This Department may be consulted in case of any deviation from the aforesaid instructions.

(Kabindra Joshi)
Director (E-II)

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Attendance report during lockdown from 20th April to 3rd March, 2020


Attendance report during lockdown from 20th April to 3rd May, 2020 – COVID-19

F.No. C-35021(1)/MF.CGA/ ADMN/2020/ 2006
O/O CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS
MINISTRY Of FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
NEW DELHI,
Dated: 21.04.2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Attendance report during lockdown ( 20.04.2020 to 03.05.2020) - reg.

With reference to the Ministry of Finance, D/o, D/o Expenditure OM No. A- 60011/21/2019-Ad.J dated 20.04.2020, all Jt. Controller General of Accounts are requested to arrange to provide attendance statement in respect of their verticals, in the following format so that a compiled report could be sent to M/o Finance:

Sl. No.Unit / Section NameName of Officers/ OfficialsDesignation
Attendance statement may be sent to Administration positively by 1.00 P.M. on every working day at admn3-cga[at]gov.in.

Also read: Exemption to employees to mark biometric attendance in Aadhar Based Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS)

Attendance statement for 20th and 21st April 2020 may however kindly be sent by 3.30 P.M. today for onward submission of compiled report.

Also check: Request for relaxation in compassionate appointment – Deaths due to COVID-19

Sr. Accounts Officer (Admn)

Via: Central Government Employees News

Monday, 20 April 2020

Closure of Departmental Canteens - Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID19

Closure of Departmental Canteens - Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID19

Latest news for central govt employees today

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

North Block, New Delhi
20th April, 2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject: Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 - Closure of Departmental Canteens.

It has been decided with the approval of competent authority that all the Departmental Canteens in Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices shall be closed with immediate effect.

2. All the Ministries / Departments / Offices are requested not to open the canteens until further orders.

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Also check: All Officers / Staff should wear Safety Mask at all times while in Office for the spread of COVID-19

(A.Bhattacharya)
Deputy Secretary

To
  1. All the Ministries / Departments of the Government of India
  2. PMO / Cabinet Secretariat
  3. PS to MoS (PP)
  4. PSO to Secretary(Personnel)
  5. Sr.Technical Director, NIC, DoPT
Copy to:
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block, New Delhi.
Source: DoPT

Crucial date for determining the age-limit - Consolidated Instructions on procedure to be adopted for making appointments on deputation basis

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

Misc-14017/06/2019- Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 16th April, 2020
Office Memorandum

Subject: Consolidated Instructions on procedure to be adopted for making appointments on deputation basis - Crucial date for determining the age-limit - reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT OM AB-14017/71/89- Estt.RR dated 03.10.1989 prescribing the procedure / guidelines to be followed in cases where appointment is to be made on deputation basis. The relevant para of the aforesaid OM, prescribing crucial data for determination of eligibility, reads as under:
6.1 Where a post is required to be filled by transfer on deputation (including short term contract) / transfer, it is normally laid down in the recruitment rules that officers holding posts in a particular scale of pay who have completed specified years of regular service in the scale are eligible to be considered. The crucial date for determination of eligibility will be as follows:


i) In the case of a vacancy already existing at the time of issue of the communication inviting nominations, the eligibility may be determined with reference to the last date prescribed for receipt of nominations in the Ministry / Departments / Organization responsible for making appointment to the post i.e. originating Ministry etc.

ii) In the case of an anticipated vacancy the crucial date for determining eligibility should be the date on which the vacancy is expected to arise.
Revised Rotational Transfer Policy applicable to CSS officers

2. These instructions were subsequently modified vide DoPT OM No AB.14017/49/92- Estt. (RR) dated 15.06.1993, to provide for the crucial date for determination of eligibility in cases of composite method of recruitment. Clarifications on the subject have also been provided in the replies to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), issued from time to time.

3. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), while considering a case of appointment on deputation basis, observed that some Ministries/ Departments were not adhering to the aforesaid instructions on determination of eligibility and the crucial date for appointment on deputation basis.

4. Accordingly, the instructions regarding crucial date for determination of eligibility for appointment on deputation basis and through the composite method (deputation / promotion), as provided in OMs dated 3.10.1989 and 15.6.1993, are hereby reiterated, with further advice to all Ministries / Departments to strictly adhere to these guidelines while making appointments to various posts under their administrative control.

(Shukdeo Sah)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: DoPT

Inclusion of "Third Gender/any Other Category" in the application forms in recruitment to various posts under the Central Government


Latest DoPT Orders 2020

F. No.39028/02/2016 - Estt(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated 20th April 2020

Office Memorandum

Subject: Inclusion of "Third Gender/any Other Category" in the application forms in recruitment to various posts under the Central Government - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that "The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019" was passed by both Houses of the Parliament and received the assent of the President on 05.12.2019. This Act (No. 40 of 2019) has been notified in the Gazette of India on 05.12.2019.

2. The matter regarding Inclusion of "Third Gender/any Other Category" in the application forms in recruitment to various posts under the Central Government, was under consideration of the Government for quite some time. Based on the provisions of the aforesaid Act and the legal opinion obtained on the subject, Civil Services Examination Rules, 2020 have been notified on 05.02.2020, providing for inclusion of 'Transgender' as a separate category of gender for the said exam.

Also check: No DA Hike for central government employees due to economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic spread

3. All Ministries / Departments of Government of India are requested to modify the relevant examination rules providing for inclusion of 'Transgender' as a separate category of gender, so as to make the said Rules in conformity with the provisions of The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019.

(Rajbir Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India)
Tel No.: 2309 3175

Source: DoPT

CGDA - Preventive Measures to contain the spread of (COVID-19) - NECESSARY INSTRUCTIONS -

AN/I/Covid-19/2020
OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHAI3AD - 211 014,

Dated 17.04.2020

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

To,
The All Group Officers / Officer in-charge Section, (Local)

Sub : Preventive Measures to contain the spread of (COVID-19).

As per directions issued by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), New Delhi Order
No.40-3/2020-DM-l(A) dated 15.04.2020: and Ministry of Defence, Office Order F.No.A-50024/01/2020-D (Estt.I/Gp.1) dated 15.04.2020, the CGDA I- IQrs Office, Delhi has issued guidelines vide their letter No.AN/III/3012/ Circular No.VIII dated 16.04.2020 (available on the CGDA website) for strict implementation of the revised consolidated guidelines during the lockdown period which will continue to be remain in force upto 3rd May 2020.

2. In view of the above, the Office will remain open without any restriction during the lockdown period w.e.f. 20.04.2020 subject to compliance of all instructions contained in the said Order of the MHA. All the Group Officers and Officer in Charge of Sections will ensure that the above instructions are followed scrupulously. In this regard necessary instructions in addition to the above guidelines are enclosed as Annexure-I.

3. While opening the Office w.e.f. 20.04.2020, it may be ensured that working hours for all employees who attend office should be staggered, therefore, suggested that two rosters of employees may be formed and asked to attend office as per the following timings in such a manner that 50% of employees attend office in 1st Shift and 50% in 2nd Shift:- a. 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. b. 10.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Necessary precautionary arrangements for disinfection of office premises, availability of sanitizers etc have been made for employees.

Encl. Annexure I

(Navpreet Kaur)
Jt.CDA(AN)

Annexure-I

NECESSARY INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Large gathering or meeting i.e. more than 3-4 persons even during tea break must be avoided.
  2. Work places shall have a gap of one hour and will stagger the lunch breaks of staff to ensure social distancing.
  3. Pan Masala, Gutkha and Spitting at work place and in office premises is strictly banned and Rs.500/- fine will be imposed if anyone found doing so.
  4. In case any employee is unwell, has dry cough, difficulty in breathing etc, he/ she or his/ her colleagues should immediately bring it to the notice of administration through Welfare Section.
  5. All the Officers and Staff are advised to download the Arogya Setu App.
  6. Sections are advised to ensure seating at least 6 feet away from each other.
  7. It is advised to use staircases in place of lifts.
  8. Norms of social distancing as issued by the Govt. of India may be followed.
  9. All the officers and staff are requested to co-operate with thermal scanning arrangement at entry points of the office of the PCDA(P) and follow social distancing norms during thermal scanning process.
Sr. Accounts Officer (AN)

Saturday, 11 April 2020

EPFO settles 1.37 Lakh EPF withdrawal claims to fight Covid-19 in less than 10 days

Ministry of Labour & Employment
EPFO settles 1.37 Lakh EPF withdrawal claims to fight Covid-19 in less than 10 days

10 APR 2020

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), an statutory body under Union Ministry of Labour & Employment has processed about 1.37 lakh claims across the country disbursing an amount of Rs. 279.65 crore under a new provision especially formulated by amending the EPF Scheme to help subscribers fight Covid-19. The remittances of the moneys has already started taking place. The system as it stands today is processing all applications which are fully KYC compliant within less than 72 hours. Members, who have applied for claims in some other category, can also file claim to fight pandemic and depending upon the KYC compliance condition of each member, every effort is being made to settle claims at the earliest.

The provision for a special withdrawal from the EPF Scheme to fight Covid-19 pandemic is part of the PMGKY scheme announced by the government and an urgent notification on the matter was made to introduce a para 68 L (3) of the EPF Scheme on 28th March 2020. Under this provision non- refundable withdrawal to the extent of the basic wages and dearness allowances for three months or up to 75% of the amount standing to member's credit in the EPF account, whichever is less, is provided. The member can apply for lesser amount also. This, being an advance, does not attract income tax deductions.

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

Anticipating the huge surge in the demand, EPFO came out with acompletely new software which has been developed from scratch and a receipt module for on-line receipt of the claims was introduced within 24 hours and deployed on 29th March 2020. Further, the application was required to be in paperless form to curtail any physical movement in view of social distancing. It was decided to introduce a system of settling claims in auto mode directly by the system in respect of all such members whose KYC requirements was complete in all respects.

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a serious threat and considering dire need of money in these trying times, it has been decided to process advance to fight COVID-19 pandemic on top priority.
Claims for availing advance to fight pandemic are filed online, necessitating every EPF account to be KYC complaint as pre-cursor. EPFO has relaxed date of birth correction criteria to ease KYC compliance enabling submission of claim to fight pandemic online. EPFO would accept the date of birth recorded in the Aadhaar card of a subscriber as a valid proof for rectification of the date of birth in PF records. All cases with variation in date of birth up to three years are now being accepted by EPFO.

PIB

Government approves ex-gratia compensation for more than one lakh FCI employees in case of death due to COVID-19

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
Government approves ex-gratia compensation for more than one lakh FCI employees in case of death due to COVID-19

10 APR 2020

The Government has approved the proposal for grant of ex-gratia monetary compensation to 1,08,714 workers and officers of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) including 80,000 labour who are working 24x7 to supply food grains across the country amidst the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.
Presently, families of FCI employees are entitled to compensation in the event of death due to terrorist attack, bomb blast, mob attack or natural disaster, but the Regular and Contractual Labour of FCI are not covered under its provisions. Keeping this in view, the Government has decided to provide ex-gratia monetary compensation to all employees and labour of FCI who are working tirelessly despite the threat of infection due to Coronavirus COVID-19.

Under its provisions, during the six month period from March 24, 2020 to 23 September, 2020 if anybody dies due to COVID-19 infection while on duty with FCI, the Regular FCI Labour will get an ex-gratia of Rupees 15 lakh, Contractual Labour will be entitled to Rs.10 lakh, Category 1 Officers Rs.35 lakh, Category 2 - Rs.30 lakh and Category 3 & 4 workers Rs.25 lakh.

Announcing this, the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan said the Government is committed to provide all possible security to our Corona-warriors engaged in providing essentials and services to the common man during these times of crisis.

PIB

CBSE Class VI to XI training courses for the period 2020 to 2021

CBSE Class VI to XI training courses for the period 2020 to 2021
CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
(An Autonomous Organisation under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India)

CBSE/Dir/Sk. Ed.//2020

Date: 07.04.2020
Circular No.: Acad-25/2020

To
The Heads of all Institutions
Affiliated to CBSE

Subject: Introduction of Skill courses from classes VI to XI from the session 2020-21
Greeting from CBSE!
  1. As you are aware the draft New Education Policy 2019 has clearly stated that there should be “no hard separation” between curricular, co- curricular and extra-curricular or academic and vocational / physical education / art, The updating of the NCF in the near future will make it possible for the Board to remove such separations. However, for the present, it is felt that mainstreaming all forms of learning and skills will integrates not just the hands-on skilling component but also the theoretical knowledge, attitudes and mindsets, and soft skills that are required for particular occupations, through a broad-based education that is necessary for students to be able to take on and thrive in a fast-changing world. This will contribute to the economic goals of individuals and the nation in multiple ways, developing the capacities and dispositions of individuals for economic independence, including employment and entrepreneurship.
  2. To make the new generation more creative, innovative and physically fit, and to keep pace with the global developments and requirements at workplace, CBSE is introducing three new subjects namely ‘Design-thinking’, ‘Physical Activity Trainer’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’ at Class XI from the Session 2020-2021. While Thinking is a skill that all humans possess, the 21stcentury requirement is of Critical Thinking and Problem Design Thinking is a systematic process of thinking that opens up the horizons of creativity and enables even the most conditioned thinkers to bring about new and innovative solutions to the problems at hand. Artificial Intelligence is also a simulation by machines of the unlimited thinking capacity of humans. Physical Activity is a must if the body and mind are to be kept healthy. With this view in mind, the course on Physical Activity Trainer has been prepared. It will not only help in developing the skill of a trainer, but will also become a life skill as it will imbibe the idea of keeping fit for life.
  3. Beside these new programmes, Board is already offering 17 Skill subjects at Secondary level and 37 Skill Subjects at Senior Secondary level to upgrade the skills and proficiency of the young generation and also to provide them awareness to explore various career The list of Skill subjects may be seen at Annexure-II & III. More than 8 lakhs students are presently studying skill subjects at secondary and senior secondary level in 8543 CBSE schools.
  4. At Secondary Level, a Skill subject may be offered as additional sixth subject along with the existing five compulsory subjects. As per existing CBSE policy, if any student fails in any one of the three elective subjects (i.e. Science, Mathematics and Social Science), then it will be replaced by the Skill subject (offered as a 6th subject) and result of Class X will be computed based on best five subjects. However, if a candidate desires to reappear in the failed subject, he/she may appear along with the compartment examination.
  5. Similarly, at Senior Secondary level, Board would appreciate, if your esteemed school offers at least one or more Skill Based subject out of the 40 subjects on offer as elective This can position the students to explore new avenues and acquire pre-professional skill to face the challenges of life in future.
  6. Therefore, schools are requested to consider choosing any one or more Skill courses for the students of Classes IX & XI from the enclosed list (refer Annexure II & III) and start offering the same from the academic session 2020-21 The scheme of studies for secondary and senior secondary level is enclosed at Annexure-IV & V, respectively.
  7. To keep pace with the objective of “no hard separation” mentioned in para 1 above, CBSE has decided to offer students the flexibility of making a vocational choice of a short duration module, of 12 hours for each module, at a stage in their early academic career (either at Class VI, VII or VIII). In this way they will be able to spend relevant time period pursuing this choice as per convenience of school, while benefitting from access to courses that are broader based (detailed at Annexure–I). This would give them the necessary orientation early on, so that they are able to make a choice at a later stage to pursue Skill courses at Secondary and Senior secondary level, or choose a higher vocational In essence this flexibility will keep multiple career possibilities open for each student, instead of the current situation of rigidity once the first choice is made.
  8. At Middle level (Classes VI to VIII), one Skill Module of 12 hours duration could be offered as an option to the students for single academic session as per convenience of Schools/students are free to opt Skill Module either at class VI or class VII or class VIII. Therefore, schools are requested to consider choosing any one or more Skill courses for the students of Classes VI to VIII from the enclosed list (refer Annexure I) and start offering the same from the academic session 2020-21 onwards. The Board will provide necessary support and guidance towards training and capacity building of teachers and other aspects for the successful implementation of all Skill subjects from time to time.
  9. This year the applications for willingness are being taken online as follows:
    1. For starting Skill courses at Middle level e. in classes VI to VIII, the schools may apply using the link: Application Form to introduce Skill Courses in Middle School (Class 6-8)
    2. For starting Skill courses at Secondary level e. in classes IX & X, the schools may apply using the link: APPLICATION FORM TO OFFER SKILL COURSES AT SECONDARY LEVEL FROM SESSION 2020-2021 ONWARDS
    3. For starting Skill courses at Senior Secondary level e. in class XI, the schools may apply using the Application Form at Annexure-VI
  10. The applications of willingness for the session 2020-21 along with the relevant annexures, using the link, along with demand draft of requisite fee (only for Senior secondary level) in favour of ‘Secretary, CBSE’ payable at Delhi should be sent to the office of undersigned by 31st May
  11. Similarly, if school desires to offer the Skill course from the session 2021-22 at Senior Secondary level, the schools must apply online through affiliation portal (cbseaff.nic.in) as per the schedule
  12. For any further query, the school may contact Joint Secretary, Department of Skill Education, CBSE, ‘Shiksha Sadan’, 17 Rouse Avenue, New Delhi-110002 through email at cbse@gmail.com, or jsse.cbse@gmail.com.
(Dr. Biswajit Saha)
Director (Training and Skill Education)

Encl: (i)
  • Annexure-I: List of Skill Courses at Middle Level – Classes VI/VII/VIII
  • Annexure-II: List of Skill Courses at Secondary level – Classes IX – X
  • Annexure-III: List of Skill Courses at Secondary level – Classes XI – XII
  • Annexure-IV: Scheme of Studies at Secondary level – Classes IX – X
  • Annexure-V: Scheme of Studies at Secondary level – Classes XI – XII
  • Annexure-V: Application Form to offer Skill Courses in Class XI
LIST OF SKILL COURSES OFFERED AT MIDDLE LEVEL (FOR CLASSES VI / VII / VIII)
MARKS DISTRIBUTION

S
No
COURSE NAMEDurationTheoryPractical
1Artificial Intelligence12 hours1535
2Beauty & Wellness12 hours1535
3Design Thinking12 hours1535
4Financial Literacy12 hours1535
5Handicrafts12 hours1535
6Information Technology12 hours1535
7Marketing/ Commercial Application12 hours1535
8Mass Media12 hours1535
9Travel & Tourism12 hours1535
Please note that NO FEE is to be paid by the school to the Board for starting Skill courses at Middle level i.e. in classes VI/ VII/ VIII.

Annexure-II
LIST OF SKILL COURSES OFFERED AT SECONDARY LEVEL (FOR IX & X)
MARKS DISTRIBUTION

1401RetailStore Operations Assistant5050
2402Information TechnologyDomestic IT Executive/ Operator5050
3403SecurityUnarmed Security Guard5050
4404AutomotiveAutomotive Service Technician5050
5405Introduction To Financial MarketsBusiness Correspondent5050
6406Introduction To TourismAssistant Tour Guide5050
7407Beauty & WellnessAssistant Beauty Therapist5050
8408AgricultureSolanaceous Crop Cultivator5050
9409Food ProductionAssistant Chef (reg.)5050
10410Front Office OperationsFront Office Executive5050
11411Banking & InsuranceField Executive5050
12412Marketing & SalesMarketing Assistant5050
13413Health CareGeneral Duty Assistant5050
14414ApparelHand Embroider5050
15415Multi MediaTexture Artist5050
16416Multi Skill Foundation courseMulti Skill Assistant5050
17417Artificial Intelligence
5050
18418Physical Activity Trainer (New)
5050
Please note that NO FEE is to be paid by the school to the Board for starting Skill courses at Secondary level i.e. in classes IX & X.

Annexure-III
LIST OF SKILL ELECTIVES OFFERED AT SENIOR SECONDARY LEVEL (FOR XI & XII)

1.801RetailSales Associate6040
2.802Information TechnologyIT Helpdesk Assistant6040
3.803Web ApplicationWeb Developer6040
4.804AutomotiveAutomotive Service Technician6040
5.805Financial Markets ManagementEquity Dealer/Mutual Fund Agent6040
6.806TourismTour Guide6040
7.807Beauty & WellnessBeauty Therapist6040
8.808AgricultureAgriculture Extension Worker7030
9.809Food ProductionTrainee Commie6040
10.810Front Office OperationsCounter Sales Executive6040
11.811BankingSales Executive (Banking product) 6040
12.812MarketingMarketing Executive6040
13.813Health CareGeneral Duty Assistant6040
14.814InsuranceSales Executive (Insurance)6040
15.816HorticultureFloricultur / Entrepreneur6040
16.817Typography & Computer ApplicationExecutive Assistant6040
17.818Geospatial TechnologyGIS Operator6040
18.819Electrical TechnologyField Technician-other home6040
19.820Electronic TechnologyInstallation Technician6040
20.821Multi-MediaAnimator5050
21.822TaxationAssistant Tax Consultant / GST Accounts Assistant6040
22.823Cost AccountingJr. Accountant6040
23.824Office Procedures & PracticesExecutive Assistant6040
24.825Shorthand (English)Stenographer6040
25.826Shorthand (Hindi)Stenographer6040
26.827Air-conditioning & RefrigerationService Technician6040
27.829Textile DesignDesign Assistant (Apparel / Textile) 6040
28.830DesignAssistant Designer5050
29.831SalesmanshipSales Executive6040
30.833Business AdministrationBusiness Executive7030
31.834Food Nutrition & DieteticsAssistant Dietician7030
32.835Mass Media StudiesMedia Assistant7030
33.836Library & Information ScienceLibrary Assistant7030
34.837Fashion StudiesAssistant Fashion Designer7030
35.841YogaYoga Instructor5050
36.842Early Childhood Care & EducationEarly Childhood Educator5050
37.843Artificial Intelligence (New)
5050
NOTE:
  • Applied Mathematics (840) cannot be offered as skill Elective at Class XI from the session 2020-21 as this subject will be offered as an Academic subject with modified syllabus with different subject code from the session 2020-21.
  • Also, Skill Electives X-Ray Technician (Code no. 815), Music Production (Code no. 832), Applied Physics (Code no. 838) and Applied Chemistry (Code no. 839) have been discontinued w.e.f. session 2020-2021.
  • However, candidates who had opted for these Skill Electives in session 2019-2020 in class XI or candidates due to appear for Compartment Examination in 2021 in these Electives shall appear in the Board Examinations-2021 accordingly.
FEE: Details of the fee for approval/ affiliation fees for offering skill courses at senior secondary level i.e. in classes XI & XII are as follows:

DESCRIPTIONFOR SESSION 2020 – 2021
Govt./ Aided schools / KVs / JNVs located in IndiaRs. 2,000/- per subject
Govt./ Aided schools / KVs located overseasRs. 5,000/- per subject
Independent schools located in IndiaRs. 5,000/- per subject
Independent schools located overseasRs. 20,000/- per subject

 Annexure-IV
SCHEME OF STUDIES
  1. SCHEME OF STUDIES AT SECONDARY LEVEL (CLASS IX/X):


NAME OF THE SUBJECTMARKS
SUBJECT 1Language 1100
SUBJECT 2Language 2100
SUBJECT 3Science100
SUBJECT 4Mathematics100
SUBJECT 5Social Science100
SUBJECT 6 (ADDITIONAL)Skill Subject *100
NOTE:
  • *If any student fails in any one of the three elective subjects (i.e. Science, Mathematics and Social Science), then it will be replaced by the Skill subject (offered as a 6th additional subject) and result of Class X Board Examination will be computed
  • Under Co- Scholastic activities student opting Skill subject shall be exempted from work education or pre-Skill
  • Further, if desired, Student may also opt language-3 as 7thoptional subject along with Skill subject as 6th additional
  • Children With Special Needs (CWSN) may opt one language and any four subjects including skill subject .
 Annexure-V
SCHEME OF STUDIES
  1. SCHEME OF STUDIES AT SENIOR SECONDARY LEVEL (CLASS XI/XII):

SUBJECTDESCRIPTIONMARKS
SUBJECT ILanguage I: English or Hindi100
SUBJECT IILanguage II: Language other than Language I ORAn Academic Elective in lieu of Language II100
SUBJECT III, IV & VTwo Academic Electives and one Skill Electives OROne Academic Elective and Two Skill Electives ORThree Skill Electives100
SUBJECT VI Additional Subject (optional)One language at elective level OROne subject from Academic Electives ORAny One subject from Skill Electives100
SUBJECT VII & VIII(Subjects of Internal Assessment)501 – General Foundation Course
502 – Physical and Health Education

NOTE:
  • Out of the languages, one shall be English or Hindi, both English and Hindi can also be offered
  • The same language can be offered only at one level e. Core/ Elective.
  • The List of Skill Electives available is Subjects as prescribed under Skill Courses are to be opted. However, Scheme of Studies may be referred.
  • Informatics Practice (065) cannot be taken with Information Technology (802), Typography & Computer Application (817) and Web Application (803).
  • Business Studies (054) and Business Administrations (833) cannot be taken together.
Source: cbseacademic.nic.in

Thursday, 9 April 2020

EPFO Mileage plus conveyance allowance during COVID-19 Lockdown

Incentive use of own transport, following a mileage allowance, may be given to officers and staffs to make critical services from office in compliance with their controlling officers roster/orders

EPFO
Employees Provident Fund Organisation MES
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India)
Head Office

Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,
14- Bhikaiji Cama Place,
New Delhi- 110066
HRD/1(71)2014/Misc./Pt. II

Subject: Entitlement of Mileage allowance in addition to Conveyance Allowance during COVID-19 Lockdown - regarding.

As you are aware, the services of EPFO have been brought under the essential services in public interest and it calls for skeletal attendance of officers and staff at various offices for carrying out the requisite functions. As public transport is not available during the lockdown declared by Central Government on account of COVID-19. Officers and staff may be required to use their own vehicles for coming to office to perform essential duties. Accordingly, in order to incentive's usage of own conveyance, following mileage allowance may be provided to officers and staff attending office to render essential services from office in accordance with roster/orders of their controlling officers.
  • Mileage allowance will be admissible for Two / Four-wheeler vehicles used and at the corresponding rates (as being used to regulate TA bills) specified by competent Government Authorities where office is located.
  • Distance will be counted by shortest route in accordance with Google Maps from office to declared place of residence as per service book of concerned officials multiplied by 2.
  • Officials will give only one consolidated self-certified bill for claiming above Mileage allowance within 30 days of lifting of lockdown orders by Government of India.
  • Officials using staff car or car hired by office wouldn’t be entitled tor above Mileage Allowance.
  • Above mileage allowance will be admissible in addition to Transport Allowance payable under FR&SR.
  • Authorities empowered to pass TA Bills as per delegation of financial powers will be competent to pass above bills.
[This issues with the approval of CPFC]

Also check: 7th CPC List of allowances along with modifications as approved by the Government of India: Appendix I of Gazette Notification

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Naveen Juneja)
Regional PF Commissioner (HRD)

Regularization of employee absence due to lockdown w.e.f 25 March 2020

Regularization of employee absence due to lockdown w.e.f 25 March 2020
Officers / Staffs who have not been able to resume duties following the completion of the approved leave period due to the suspension of Train Road Communication during the lockout period shall be treated as Special Casual Leave.
EAST COAST RAILWAY
Office of the Principal Chief Personnel Officer
Rail Sadan, Mad Floor, Bhubancswar-781017
No. ECoR/ Pers/ COVID-19 /Bills

Date: 07.04.2020

All PHODsCHODs
DRM/ECoR- SBP/AVAT/KUR
CAO 'Con/ BBS, CWM'CRW/MCS
All Concerned
East Coast Railway

Sub: Regularization of absence period of officers / staff due to lockdown w.e.f. 25.03.2020.

In view of complete lockdown of 21 days announced by Govt. of India, effective all over India w.e.f. 25.03.2020 on account of spread of pandemic COVID-19, a number of officers / staff of this Railway who proceeded on sanctioned leave/ HQ leave/ Duty may not have been able to return to their respective place of duty owing to interruption of train service and road communication etc.

1. Therefore. in terms of Para 7.9 of Master Circular No. 10 of Railway Board, following instructions are issued for guidance:

TYPES OF LEAVE ADMISSIBLE: Leave Rules - CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972
  • Officers staff who could not assume duty after completion of sanctioned leave period, due to suspension of Train Road Communication during the lockdown period, their over-stay is to be treated as Special Casual Leave. Similarly,in case of staff who were on HQ Leave permission as on 25.03.2020, their absence from HQ during lockdown period may be treated as Special Casual Leave.
  • Staff who proceeded on duty prior ta 25.3.2020 bur could not return to their respective HQs, due to suspension of Train Road communication during the lockdown period, such forced halts period to be treated as on-duty.
2. Officer Staff who arc above 50 years of age and having underlying conditions i.e. Diabetes, Respiratory problem, Renal Diseases and other life-threatening illness may be granted Commuted leave without insisting on RMC for a period up to 4th April vide Railway Board’s Lr.No. E(P&ADI- 2020 /CPC/LE-3 dated 23.03.2020.

3. Officer staff who have been advised for quarantine by the competent authority, their salary may be drawn for the period. However, regularization of the said period will be decided later in due course.

4. Keeping in view the present scenario, the following guidelines / instructions are to be followed by all Bill compiling officers / staff of this Railway :

Check this : 7th Pay Commission Leave Rules
  • Salary / Stipend for April. 2020 may be drawn for off existing regular Employees / Apprentices Trainees irrespective of their presence / absence on duty during the lockdown period, except those who are unouthorisedly absent from their duties since long (unauthorized absence prior to 25.03.2020). Over-payment found, if any, will be adjusted in the regular salary of May. 2020 or later.
  • List of such employees who were on sanctioned leaves/ on duty/ home quarantined / under Quarantine should be prepared by respective Bill sections Unit in charges and should be sent through the Master Roll and also brought to the notice of respective controlling officers.
This order is provisional and subject to further order guidelines of Railway Board that may be issued in this regard.

This has approval of PCPO.

(R.N.A. Parida)
Chairman / RRC-cum- Dy. CPO/ IR&W
For Principal Chief Personnel Officer

Central Government Holiday on 14th April 2020 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's birthday

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

Central Government Holiday on 14.04.2020 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's birthday

Central Government Holiday on 14th April 2020 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's birthday

F.No. 12/4/2020-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2)Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 08th April, 2020.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Declaration of Holiday on 14thApril, 2020 - Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

It has been decided to declare Tuesday, the 14thApril, 2020, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, for all Central Government offices, including Industrial Establishment throughout India.


2. The above holiday is also being notified in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (26 of 1881).

3. All Ministries / Departments of Government of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.

(A. Bhattacharya)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

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