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

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

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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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(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

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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


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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.

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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)

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