Tuesday, 17 March 2020

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

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

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

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

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

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. This facility will be valid till 25.09.2020.

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

Source: DoPT

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

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

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

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

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

 

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

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

End: As above

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

ANNEXURE

Do's

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

Don'ts

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

Source: DoPT

Applicability of CCS Leave Rules 1972

7th CPC CCS (Leave) Rules

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

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

To,
All Head of Postal Circles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: DoP

Employees Pension Scheme Amendment Scheme 2020


EPS Amendment Scheme 2020

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

16 MAR 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annexure I

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


Sl.
No.
State / UT2017-182018-192019-20
1ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS614971076277360470272071
2ANDHRA PRADESH182004839918371667811765949928
3ARUNACHAL PRADESH108663611475844814173636
4ASSAM773713407932873353880834211
5BIHAR165333980018573985981673833899
6CHANDIGARH161439670022214431251841556167
7CHHATTISGARH190254116120301082452028321738
8DELHI444473423153764027125065776244
9GOA752720855778092415671802182
10GUJARAT379986132838668469763711775330
11HARYANA294629016829809339212643033792
12HIMACHAL PRADESH121395384912639773241177646186
13JHARKHAND174555643418201423211759222457
14KARNATAKA435103441339173711703446372700
15KERALA293401250433084182013250966339
16MADHYA PRADESH155251016017451268981536409360
17MAHARASHTRA731495998261191752484860107122
18MANIPUR281150374046695036423753
19MEGHALAYA8809594810218652790112183
20MIZORAM662757775853017449618
21NAGALAND229564182879494429193288
22ODISHA199607077521989787512296623899
23PUNJAB113564880212145185831234162850
24RAJASTHAN195115737224062318272087827011
25TAMIL NADU481055821845975226383885314268
26TELANGANA432740781044168202133745388028
27TRIPURA151352846164311264179142181
28UTTAR PRADESH169713157018784774471785924637
29UTTARAKHAND128753581311975916021179233249
30WEST BENGAL290230307429069279893074741443
This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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