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

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

Latest DoPT Orders 2020

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

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 31st March, 2020

To,
The Chief Secretaries of States/ UTs

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

(Khushboo Chowdhary)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

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

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

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

31-March, 2020

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

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

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

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

Source: PIB

Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes 2020

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

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

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 31.03.2020

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

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



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


2. This has the approval of Finance Minister.

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

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