Thursday, 5 March 2020

Benefit of gratuity in respect of Railway employees covered under NPS

Benefit of gratuity in respect of Railway employees covered under NPS

NPS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.29/2020

No. F(E)HI/2005/PN1/35

New Delhi, Dated : 04.o3.2020

The GMs/ Principal Financial Advisors,
All Zonal Railways/ Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Counting of service on joining new service in State Government / Central Government / Autonomous Body for the benefit of gratuity in respect of Railway employees covered under National Pension System (NPS).

A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW’s) O.M. No. 7/5/2012-P&PW(F)/B dated 12th February, 2020 is enclosed herewith for compliance and guidance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 correspond to the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.

The Railway Board’s instructions corresponding to the DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in their aforesaid O.M. dated 12th February, 2020 are given under :-


S. No.DOP & PW’s instructions Railway Board’s corresponding instructions.
1.O.M. No. 38/41/06 -P&PW(A) dated 05.05.2009Letter No. 2008/ AC-II/21/19 dated 29.05.2009.
2.O.M. No.7/5/2012 -P&PW(F)/B dated 26.08.2016Letter No. 2012/ F(E)III/1(1)/4 dated 05.09.2016.

(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Director, Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board.

D.A.: as above

No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/35

New Delhi, dated: 04 . 03.2020.

Copy to Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Railways), Room No. 224, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.

For Financial Commissioner / Railways




Premature Retirement Fundamental Rules FR 56(j) - PIB


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Premature Retirement

04 MAR 2020

As on 27.02.2020, based on the updated/ reconciled information/ data provided by various Ministries/ Departments/ Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) on the Probity Portal operated by Department of Personnel and Training, provisions of the Fundamental Rules FR 56(j) similar rules have been invoked against 163 Group ‘A’ officers, (including All India Services officers) and 157 Group ‘B’ officers during the period July, 2014 to January, 2020.

As per the provisions under FR 56(j), Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (CCS) (Pensions) Rules, 1972, and Rule 16(3) (Amended) of All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, Government has the absolute right to retire Government officials prematurely on the ground of lack of integrity or ineffectiveness, in public interest.

Also check: Periodic review of Central Government Employees under Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules,1972

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North- Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, DrJitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Kendriya Vidyalayas School Admission Schedule for 2020-2021 - changes/modifications are effected in KVS Admission Guidelines - KVS


Kendriya Vidyalayas School Admission Schedule for 2020-2021 - changes/modifications are effected in KVS Admission Guidelines - KVS

Kendriya Vidyalayas School Admission Schedule for 2020-2021


KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
(Min. of HRD, Deptt. of Education, Govt. of India)
F.No.110331/01/2020/KVS(HQ)-Acad/9916-9948

03.03.2020

The Deputy Commissioner
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices

Subject : Intimation regarding admission schedule for the academic session 2020 - 2021 - reg.

Madam/Sir,

With regard to the subject cited above, this is to say that KVS (HQ) is receiving number of queries regarding. announcement of admission schedule for the academic session 2020-21 for admission in all Kendriya Vidyalayas. In this connection, it is informed that some essential changes / modifications in KVS Admission Guidelines are under way. Therefore, admission process shall be started after such changes/modifications are effected in KVS Admission Guidelines. KVS will issue detailed instructions / guidelines very soon in this regard.

Also check: 7th Pay Commission Pay Scale revision - Assistant Editor in PB-2 GP 4600 w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and Pay Matrix Level-7 w.e.f. 1.1.2016: KVS Order

You are, therefore, directed to instruct all Principals under your jurisdiction to wait till further orders.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. E. Prabhakar)
Joint Commissioner (Trg.)

Source: kvsangathan.nic.in

Implementation of RTI Act


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Implementation of RTI Act

04 MAR 2020

The Central Government is fully committed to implement the Right to Information (RTI) Act in respect of public authorities under it. Each State Government is responsible for implementation of the Right to Information Act in respect of the public authorities in the State concerned.

In respect of the Central Information Commissions, the appointment process has been conducted duly as and when vacancies were required to be filled up and has not been at preliminary stage.

Also check: DoPT - Notification regarding RTI Rules 2019

The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its Order dated 16.12.2019 in M.A. No. 1979 of 2019 in WP (C) No. 436 of 2018: Ms Anjali Bhardwaj & Others Vs. Union of India and Others pertaining to fill up the vacancies in Central Information Commissions, has inter-alia directed that the Government complete the process of appointment in 3 months.

The process has reached an advanced stage for appointment of the Chief Information Commissioner and one Information Commission in Central Information Commission.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North- Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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

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Lokpal Complaint Rules, 2020 - section 59 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules - DoPT


Lokpal Complaint Rules, 2020 - section 59 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules - DoPT
Lokpal-Complaint-Rules-2020


Lokpal (Complaint ) Rules, 2020

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
Department of Personnel and Training

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 2nd March, 2020

G.S.R.148(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 59 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement. - (1) These rules may be called the Lokpal (Complaint) Rules, 2020.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Definition. - In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires -

(a) “Act” means the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014);
(b) “offence” means an offence punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988);
(c) words and expressions used and not defined in these rules, but defined under the Act shall have the same meaning as respectively assigned to them under the Act.

3. Form and manner of complaint. - (1) For the purposes of clause (e) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Act, a complaint shall be filed in the form appended to these rules as Annexure.
(2) A complaint shall be filed in any of the following manner, namely: -
  • electronically, in the manner, as laid down by the Lokpal; or
  • by post; or
  • in person:
Provided that where the complaint is filed electronically, the hard copy thereof shall be required to be submitted to the Lokpal within a period of fifteen days from the date of filing:
Provided further that the Lokpal shall not keep the said complaint, received electronically, as pending, if the same is complete in all respects.
(3) A complaint shall contain the details of allegations about commission of an offence committed by the public servant:
Provided that no complaint shall be filed against the public servant under the Army Act, 1950(45 of 1950) or the the Navy Act, 1957 (62 of 1957) or the Air Force Act, 1950 (46 of 1950) or the Coast Guard Act, 1978 (30 of 1978), as the case may be.
(4) A complaint may ordinarily be made in English:
Provided that the Lokpal may also entertain a complaint in any of the languages referred to in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.
(5) The following shall be required to be annexed with the complaint, namely: –
  • copy of the identity proof as specified in the form of complaint;
  • registration or incorporation certificate of the organisation, on whose behalf the complaint is being made, if it is a board, body, corporation, company, limited liability partnership, authority, society, association of persons or trust; (c) copy of authorization certificate in favour of the signatory if the complaint is being made on behalf of the board, body, corporation, company, limited liability partnership, authority, society, association of persons or trusts;
  • an Affidavit in the form as specified in the Part D of the Annexure; and
  • duly signed detailed statement making out the allegation.
(6) The complaint filed against a public servant referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 14 of the Act, shall be decided by the full bench referred to in sub-clause (ii) of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 14, in the first instance, at the admission stage
(7) The complaint filed against a public servant referred to in clauses (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 14 of the Act shall be decided by the bench as referred to in sub-section (3) of section 20 of the Act, in the first instance, at the admission stage.
(8) The Lokpal may seek such other information or affidavit relating to a complaint, as it deems fit.

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4. Handling form(s) of complaint. - The Lokpal may process a complaint in the following manner, namely:-
(a) protect the identity of the complainant or the public servant complained against till the conclusion of the inquiry or investigation:
Provided that the protection, shall not be applicable, in cases where the complainant himself has revealed his identity to any other office or authority while making a complaint to the Lokpal;
(b) protect the integrity of the process of inquiry or investigation;
(c) dispose of the complaints, in limine, under the following conditions, namely:-
  • where the contents of the complaint are illegible;
  • where the contents of the complaint are vague or ambiguous;
  • where the contents of the complaint are trivial or frivolous;
  • where the complaint does not contain allegation against a public servant;
  • where the complaint is not filed within the period of limitation under section 53 of the Act; and
  • where the cause of the complaint is pending before any other Court or Tribunal or Authority.
(d) the Lokpal shall dispose of the complaints satisfying the conditions as contained in clause (c) above within a period of thirty days.

Source: DoPT

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