Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2011





"90 Paisa" Wishing all Central Government Employees a Happy and Prosperous Happy New Year - 2011







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Child Care Leave to Central Government employees - Clarification regarding



No. 13018 /1/2010-Estt. (Leave)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)


New Delhi, the 30th December, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:    Child Care Leave to Central Government employees - regarding

The undersigned is directed to say that subsequent to issue of this Department OM of even number dated 07/09/2010, this Department has been receiving references from various Departments, seeking clarifications. The doubts raised are clarified as under:-

      1. Whether Earned Leave availed for any purpose can be converted into Child Care Leave? How should applications where the purpose of availing leave has been indicated as 'Urgent Work' but the applicant claims to have utilized the leave for taking care of the needs of the child, be treated?

Child Care Leave is sanctioned to women employees having minor children, for rearing or for looking after their needs like examination, sickness etc. Hence Earned Leave availed specifically for this purpose only should be converted.


2.       2.Whether all Earned Leave availed irrespective of number of days i.e. less than 15 days, and number of spells can be converted? In cases where the CCL spills over to the next year (for example 30 days CCL from 27th December), whether the Leave should be treated as one spell or two spells'?

No. As the instructions contained in the OM dated 7.9.2010 has been given retrospective effect, all the conditions specified in the OM would have to be fulfilled for conversion of the Earned Leave into Child Care Leave. In cases where the leave spills over to the next year, it may be treated as one spell against the year in which the leave commences.


3.       Whether those who have availed Child Care Leave for more than 3 spells with less than 15 days can avail further Child Care Leave for the remaining period of the current year'?

No. As per the OM of even number dated 7.9.2010, Child Care Leave may not be granted in more than 3 spells. Hence CCL may not be allowed more than 3 times irrespective of the number of days or times Child Care Leave has been availed earlier. Past cases may not be reopened.


4.       Whether LTC can be availed during Child Care Leave?

LTC cannot be availed during Child Care Leave as Child Care Leave is granted for the specific purpose of taking care of a minor child for rearing or for looking after any other needs of the child during examination, sickness etc.


Hindi version will follow.



s/d
(Simmi R. Nakra)
Director



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All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of November, 2010



All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of November, 2010

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of November, 2010 increased by 1 point and stood at 182 (one hundred and eighty two).

During November, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 6 points each in Siliguri, Jamshedpur, Tiruchirapally and Bhilai centres, 5 points each in Giridih, Coimbatore, Mariani Jorhat, Rourkela and Selam centres, 4 points in 4 centres, 3 points in 6 centres, 2 points in 13 centres and 1 point in 17 centres. The index decreased by 4 points in Ghaziabad centre, 2 points in Agra centre, 1 point in 11 centres, while in the remaining 16 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 6 points each in Siliguri, Jamshedpur, Tiruchirapally and Bhilai centres is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Goat Meat, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Firewood, etc. The increase of 5 points each in Giridih, Coimbatore, Mariani Jorhat, Rourkela and Selam centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Mustard Oil, Goat Meat, Eggs (Hen), Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items etc. However, the decrease of 4 points in Ghaziabad centre is due to decrease in the prices of Arhar Dal, Vegetable items, etc. and the decrease of 2 points in Agra centre is due to decrease in the prices of Urd Dal, Moong Dal, Vegetable items, etc.

The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1. Ahmedabad - 180

2. Bangalore - 183

3. Chennai - 165

4. Delhi - 168

5. Kolkata - 177

6. Mumbai - 182

The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of November, 2010 is 8.33% as compared to 9.70% in October, 2010. Inflation based on Food Index is 5.35% in November, 2010 as compared to 7.73% in October, 2010.



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Issue of Individual Plastic Cards to each CGHS Beneficiary- guidelines to pensioner beneficiaries



Misc.6024/2007/CGHS(HQ)/CGHS( P)
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health


Nirman Bhawan. New Delhi
Dated December 27, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject:    Issue of Individual Plastic Cards to each CGHS Beneficiary- guidelines to pensioner beneficiaries

The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the office memorandum of even number dated 30th December 2009 and to clarify that in response to representations received from pensioner CGHS beneficiaries, it has now been decided to partially modify para E (2 ) of the said memorandum.

Para E (2) of the Office Memorandum of even number dated 30° December 2009. which reads as‘

The Plastic Cards ( which are identity cards ) are issued for a maximum period of Five years or till entitled for CGHS benefits. whichever may he earlier. The actual validity of CGHS Card for availing services shall he as per records available in CGIIS Data base. In case of CGFIS pensioners who have paid for ‘Rest of Life’ facilities a new plastic Cards shall be issued after ‘Five years’ without any additional contribution. However the beneficiaries would not be denied CGHS facilities, if there is any inadvertent delay in procurement of new plastic cards after five years, provided the beneficiary is entitled for CGHS benefits.

- is replaced by the modified paragraph which reads as follows:

Para E (2) The Plastic Cards ( which are identity cards ) , would, hereinafter, be issued with validity till the pensioner beneficiary is entitled for CGHS benefits. In respect of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries, who have paid CGHS contribution for ‘Rest of Life’ CGI IS facilities . the Plastic cards would ,hercinaficr ,be issued for ‘Rest of’ Life’.

The Plastic cards already issued with a printed validity of five years to pensioner beneficiaries, who had paid CGHS contribution for ‘Rest of Life’ CGHS, would be taken as valid for use for “Rest of Life’. However, such CGHS pensioner beneficiaries have the option to obtain new plastic cards after five years. if they choose to do so..

The other contents of the Office Memorandum of even number dated 30th December 2009 remain unchanged.



(.JAI PRAKASH)
Under Secretary to Government of India.
Tel. No. 011-2306 1881.



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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission – Journey on Transfer



Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission – Journey on Transfer.

In pursuance of the decision taken by the Government on the recommendation of the 6th Central Pay Commission relating to Travelling Allowance entitlement, revised entitlement of TA for journeys on transfer was notified vide Board’s letter of even number dated 1.12.2008. the provision under para C of the Annexure to the letter dated 1.12.2008 has led to lowering of the per km rates for transportation of personal effects by road on transfer in the case of A-I/A/B-I class cities. The provision under para C of the said letter has been reviewed and it has now been decided to replace the existing provisions contained therein under para C with the following:

C. Transportation of House-hold effects on transfer

The rates for transportation of personal effects by Road from the place of residence to the Railway Station at the old headquarters and from Railway Station to the place of residence, at the new headquarters will be as under:

 

 

Rate per km for transport by road (Rs.per.km) 

 

Grade Pay                                      

x & y  class cities*

Z  class cities*

Officers drawing grade pay of

Rs.4200 and above and those in pay scale HAG+ and above

30.00

(Rs.0.005  per  kg  per  km.)

18.00

(Rs.0.003  per  kg.  per km.)

Officers drawing grade pay of

Rs.2800/-

15.00

(Rs.0.005  per kg per km.)

9.00

(Rs.0.003  per kg. per km.)

Officers drawing grade  pay

Below Rs.2800

7.50

(Rs.0.005 per kg per km.)

4.60

(Rs.0.0031  per kg.  per km.)



The rates for transporting the entitled weight by Steamer will be equal to the prevailing rates prescribed by such transport inships operated by Shipping Corporation of India.”

*As per classification of cities for the purpose of admissibility of Houses Rent Allowance.

2. Attention is also invited to para B of the Annexure to Board’s letter dated 1.12.2008, which regulates the payment of Composite Transfer Grant. In this connection, it is reiterated that the components and incidentals which were merged/subsumed with the Composite Transfer Grant, as per para A.1 of the Annexure to Board’s letter No.F(E)I/98/AL-28/10(A) dated 01.05.1998 remain unchanged.

3. The revised provisions as under para 1 above, shall be applicable w.e.f. 01.09.2008, i.e. the date form which revised TA rules are applicable.

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Proceedings of the Interactive Session on e-service book - DOPT Order

No.21011/30/2009-Estt. (Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, December 24, 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Proceedings of the Interactive Session on e-service book held on 14th December. 2010 at North Block, New Delhi.
The undersigned is directed refer to the D.O. of even number dated 2nd December, 2010 from Ms. Marnta Kundra Joint Secretary, regarding Interactive Session of Nodal Officers on e-service book on 14th December, 2010. The detailed discussion on various issues including the current status of the implementation was held. The Proceedings of the Session are enclosed. All Ministries/Departments are requested to take further necessary action.
s/d
(Simmi R. Nakra)
Director
Department of Personnel & Training
Proceedings of the two interactive Sessions on 14th December. 2010 at 10:30 AM and 03:OO PM in Room No.72, North Block, New Delhi in connection with e-service book
The Interactive Sessions of nodal officers on e-Service Book implementation was held on 14 12.2010 at 10:30 a.m. & 3.00 p.m. in Room No.72, North Block, New Delhi under the Chairpersonship of JS(Estt.), Ms. Mamta Kundra. The officials of this Department and NIC besides the representatives from the Ministries/Departments attended the session.
2. Smt. Simmi Nakra, Director, Department of Personnel & Training, welcomed all the participants to the Interactive Sessions. The background of the e-service book project was explained to them and the benefits of the system were outlined. It was stressed that employee profiles may be generated and employee feedback may be recorded. The participants were advised to start current entries in the e-service book format along with the previous entries, which could be taken care of in a phased manner by them. This would ensure that the e-Service Books become current quickly. The Joint Secretary (Establishment), Ms. Mamta Kundra, essayed that the basic objective of the Sessions was to seek suggestions and feedback on the issues related to e-Service Book. She stressed upon the importance of service book for the employee and how the e-format would be beneficial in facilitating quicker implementation.
3. The participants were also apprised of the MIS reports generated from the system. A brief was given to the participants with regard to the requirements for the Plan Scheme and they were requested to send the information as sought in the Questionnaire and prescribed proforma immediately. Shri G. K. Gaur, Sr. Technical Director, NIC, gave a brief presentation on the responses to the questionnaire and proforma received from some Ministries. He stressed upon the fact that his sample was too small to reach to some definite conclusion. It was therefore requested that remaining Ministries/ Departments may immediately forward their responses for better appreciation of the issues.
4. During the discussion various issues were raised by the participants. The representative of Ministry of External Affairs, Shri Arun Kumar Chatterjee, highlighted the security angle of the service book data. He requested the NIC to look into this aspect to ensure that the data may not be fiddled with. He also highlighted the specific issue of frequent postings abroad in case of MEA officials and associated maintenance of their service records. It was also mentioned that the Service Books of the officials joining the ministries from outside Delhi are manual service books compared to e-Service Book here and again after completion of their tenure they would have to be provided with manual service book. It was informed that the purpose of the Plan scheme is to introduce e-Service Book throughout the Government in a phased manner and hence all employees will be covered in due course.
5. Some of the suggestions received during the session include:
The ‘Help Desk’ has to be more proactive. A ‘Call Centre’ type help desk was suggested. Details of spouse, such as working or not working, place of work, date of birth, etc., may be added in the parameters to enable the user Ministry to have firsthand knowledge of status of spouse. Name & designation of the employee should be reflected automatically on all pages once the service book is opened. Service verification page is not user friendly. Mostly the Drawing & Disbursing Officer furnishes a certificate and on the basis of it service is verified as qualifying service or otherwise. Further discussion was held on the issue of verification. NIC was requested to devise a proper system for verification of the data as there is no provision of digital signature. LTC field is not restricted to one of the members of the family but instead names of all the members furnished in the family details are reflected. There needs to be some arrangement for e-service book to be sent electronically to the Pay & Accounts division for issuing “Qualifying Service” Certificate as well as at the time of settlement of retirement benefits. The leave format in the e-service book needs to be simplified and made more users friendly. At present it is just the replica of physical service book. The balance of leave does not reflect automatically. The previous account of leave is also not reflected. It was also decided to look at the leave format in the physical service book. Information entered in any field cannot be deleted. It was clarified by NIC that information once fed cannot be deleted. Only new information can be added
6.The participants were requested to intimate change of Nodal Officer/administrative officers/officials immediately for the security and authenticity of the data. They were informed that MIS reports generated with a perspective and the access to these would be provided to JS and above level officials in the Ministry, If the need for generation of some more reports was felt, the concerned Ministry may inform DOPT. It was also stressed that any other issues or suggestions which could not be highlighted in the Session could be mailed at eservicebook@nic.in.
7. The Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish the Questionnaire and Proforma A & B, including information in respect of attached and subordinate offices, at the earliest. For updated information on e-service book, the webpage, viz., persmin.gov.in/esbl23/html is required to be seen from time to time by the Ministries/Departments.
The Session ended with a vote of thanks

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

AIIMS may increase charges for private wards and rooms



AIIMS may increase charges for private wards and rooms

New Delhi, Dec 28 (PTI) The premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences might increase charges for private wards and rooms and use the additional money generated to drive down the cost for various services at the general wards.

The proposal has been approved by the Standing Finance Committee and the Governing Body of AIIMS, but has not been given effect as yet as required mechanisms for providing required consumables like medicines need to be set up, hospital sources said.

A circular was issued by the Financial Adviser, AIIMS in November, 2010 asking for details of various user charges in the Institute. It was based on a questionnaire developed by the Costing Accounting Unit of the Ministry of Finance.

AIIMS authorities and the government have been exploring ways to modernise the premier institute cinluding setting up of the Valiathan committee which has already submitted its report.

Source: PTI

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Reckoning of Running Allowance as pay for the purpose of deduction of Income Tax


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWA BAORD)


No. F(X)I-91/23/3

New Delhi, Dated 28-12-2010

As per Standard List I, II, III


Sub: Reckoning of Running Allowance as pay for the purpose of deduction of Income Tax.

**************


In continuation of Board's letter of even number dated 13.07.2000, a copy of the Notification of Ministry of Finance (Central Board of Direct Taxes) No. S.O. 2820(E) dated 22nd November 2010 regarding substitution of the letters figures and words "Rs.6,000/- per month" with letters, figures and in sub rule (2) in the table against serial number 4 in column 4 is enclosed for information and guidance.

Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.



s/d
(V.Rama Manohar Rao),
Joint Director, Finance (Exp.)-I,
Railway Board



DA : As Above



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Reimbursement of cost of Safety Shoes in favour of Trackmen (Gangmen), Keymen, Mates, Gatemen & Trolleymen - NFIR's on 27th & 28th December, 2010



NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
Internatinal Transport Worker's Federation (ITF)


MESSAGE


No.9/2010 (PNM)

Dated - 28-12-2010

The General Secretaries of Zonal Unions of N.F.I.R.


Sub: Reimbursement of cost of Safety Shoes in favour of Trackmen (Gangmen), Keymen, Mates, Gatemen & Trolleymen - NFIR's on 27th & 28th December, 2010.

The demand of NFIR for enhancement of reimbursable amount to not less than Rs.1000/- towards the cost of Safety Shoes for Tarackmen, Keymen, Mates, Gatemen and Trolleymen was discussed in the PNM Meeting held on 27th & 28th December, 2010 with the Railway Board.

Consequently the Railway Board has agreed to revised the amount. It is expected that revision would be Rs.900/-.

The Trackmen category should be informed accordingly.



Yours fraternally, s/d
(M.Raghavaiah),
General Secretary



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Pay hike for KSCB staff



Pay hike for KSCB staff

The State government has issued orders revising the pay scales of employees of the Kerala State Cooperative Bank with retrospective effect from April 1, 2007.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Cooperation and Coir Development Minister G. Sudhakaran said the government had accepted the pay revision report of a panel headed by the Principal Secretary (Cooperatives), according to which the minimum upward revision for the last grade employee will be Rs.1,500 and that of Chief General Manager will be Rs.11,000. The KSCB will have to incur an additional burden of Rs.18 lakh a month or Rs. 2.16 crore a year. The Board of Directors had been authorised to work out the details of arrear payment.

He said the existing running master scale of Rs.6,000-37,700 had been revised to Rs.7,825-50,450. The following are the revised pay scales for various categories of employees with the existing scale in brackets: Peon/attender 7,825-20,975 (6,000-14,775), Clerk: 9,625-28,375 (7,375-19,975) Junior Assistant: 11,750-32,050 (8,925-24,775) Accounts Officer: 14,375-38,350 (10,975- 29,300), Deputy General Manager: 20,975-48,950 (15,925-36,575) Chief General Manager: 25,075-50,450 (19,250-37,700).

Employees would get 6.25 per cent fitment and 24 per cent dearness allowance along with the basic pay from the date of opting for the new scale or from April 1, 2007. The pay revision committee's recommendation for one increment for 10 years of service and two increments for 20 years service also have been accepted.

Employees would get a house rent allowance of 10 per cent of the salary, subject to a limit of Rs.2,000, besides three stagnation increments. The commission's recommendation for higher grade promotion for the sub-staff category depending on the years of service has also been accepted.

The government had sanctioned special pay for qualified employees ranging between Rs.500 to 700, over and above the pay committee's recommendation with a view to induct professionalism in its services.

The Minister pointed out that the government had sanctioned the pay revision even though the KSCB was going through difficult times. Bank Chairman Koliyakode Krishnan Nair said the bank was in the red mainly on account of the inhospitable attitude of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), which had failed to extend refinance for farm loans. Despite this, the bank had advanced farm loans, suffering loss in interest component to the tune of Rs. 12 crore.



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Latest Pass News from NFIR



Latest Pass News from NFIR

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
Internatinal Transport Worker's Federation (ITF)


MESSAGE

No.II / 50 / 1
I / 15


Dated - 27-12-2010


General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions
of N.F.I.R.


Reg: Privilege Pass - Eligibility
****

As already advised, those who are in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- will be made eligible for AC-2 Tier and those in Grade Pay Rs.2800/- will be entitled for AC-3 Tier in Privilege Passes.

Those in Grade Pay Rs.1900/-, Rs.2000/- and Rs.2400/- while proceeding on duty will be eligible for AC-3 Tier travel.

Orders above position was earlier also conveyed and again reiterated for information of staff.



M.Raghavaiah
General Secretary from Railway
Board, PNM Meeting at Rail Bhawan



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CBSE to affiliate 5 Delhi schools with its international board



CBSE to affiliate 5 Delhi schools with its international board

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will affiliate five schools in India with its ‘international board’. As many as 20 schools functioning in foreign countries are already affiliated with the CBSE International Board. Harmeet Kaur Waraich, principal of Nankana Sahib Public School, Ludhiana, said this after returning to the city from Bangalore, where she attended the 17th annual conference of CBSE Sahodaya School Complexes on December 20 and 21.

Waraich said: “This declaration was made by CBSE Chairman Vineet Joshi and Head (Innovative and Research), CBSE, Dr Sahdna Parashar. After already affiliating 20 schools in foreign countries in the session 2010-2011, it now plans to include five schools of Delhi from the coming academic session on an experimental basis. If the feedback is satisfactory, more schools will be affiliated to the CBSEIB.”

The conference was attended by nearly 500 CBSE school principals from across the country, with five of them from Ludhiana.

Pramjit Kaur, principal of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, who also attended the conference, said: “Many key issues such as school-based assessments, addressing resistance to change, teacher empowerment, supporting teachers in implementing continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE), embedding technology in CCE environment, strengthening formative learning, responding to diversity through CCE, dimensions of co-scholastic skills and life skills education, were discussed.”

Waraich said: “It was also decided to start an online filing of CCE card from January 15 for Class IX and X.”

Source: Indian Express

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Introduction of Automated System of Allotment in lower types of Govt. houses



No.12035/16/2010-Pol.II
Govt. of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates


Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 22nd December, 2010


Office Memorandum



      Subject: - Introduction of Automated System of Allotment in lower types of Govt. houses.



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      With a view to introduce complete transparency, speedy allotment, higher occupancy of houses and enable the applicants to get houses of their choice, it has been decided to introduce the Automated System of Allotment in lower type as already introduced earlier in the higher types. In this system, list of all vacant houses and also the waiting list is placed on the website of this Directorate and the applicants are require to give their option for one or more houses of their choice in order of priority keeping in view their seniority as per procedure metioned herein under:-

      (i) With effect from the date as mentioned in para 2 below, all applications for allotment of houses will be accepted “on line” only.

      (ii)Every applicant will have to create his/her account by tilling up me required on line application form following the instructions on the screen. After completing the process, on line, the applicant will have to take a print out of his/her application and submit to the Directorate of Estates a self signed copy thereof for activation of his /her account. On receipt of the application, his/her account will be activated by sending a Registration Number (which will work as his/her ID) and a pass word through SMS and/or E-mail. For this purpose every applicant whether new or already registered has to furnish his mobile No. and Email ID.

      (iii)Once the applicant has received his/her registration number and log-in-password through SMS/e-mail, then he/she will be able to operate his/her account for giving option for house/houses and also making required changes in his/her preferences, choices etc.

      (iv)Both existing applications as well as new applicants will have to indicate heir choices/preferences for houses online.

      (v) All the applications received up to 15th of the month will be included in the waiting list. Also all houses falling vacant till 15th of each month would be displayed, pool-wise, on this Directorate’s website (estates.nic.in) for giving choices by the applicants during 16th – 24th for Type-IV, 16th -27th for Type-III and 16th to 1st for Type-II each month. During this period, the list of vacant houses as well as the waiting list will remain frozen. Regular allotments will be made each month on 25th for Type-IV, 28th for Type-III and 2nd for Type-II.

      (vi)An applicant will be allotted the house chosen by his/her if nobody senior to him/her in the waiting list has opted for the same.

      (vii)The concept of technical acceptance will be done away with.

      (viii)Applicants will be eligible for one change in each category of house. No separate change waiting list will be prepared. Waiting list for change as well as the first allotment will be the same. On the day of enforcement of the Automated System of Allotment the existing change waiting list (Which is based on first come-first- serve principle) will be frozen and will be placed, en block, senior to the unified waiting list prepared as per the new order.

      (ix)With effect from the date as indicated in para 2 below for each type the present practice of maintaining a separate-change waiting list on first-come-first-serve –principle and area/locality wise waiting list will be done away with.

      (x) The applicants will have to necessarily accept the house allotted as per their choice. In the event of non-acceptance, the applicant will be debarred for further allotment for a period of one year.

      2. Subject to such modifications as may be notified from time to time, allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation through automated system would come into force with effect from date indicated bellow:-

Type

Effective Date

Period for indicating choices

Date of first automated allotment

Type-IV

1st Jan, 2011

16th-24th 

January 2011

25.01.2011

Type-III

1st Feb, 2011

16th-27th

February 2011

28.02.2011

Type-II

1st April, 2011

16thApril-1st

May,2011

02.05.2011



s/d
(J.P.Rath)
Deputy Director of Estates



www.estates.nin.in

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Employees may not be able to challenge CAT judgement in SC



Employees may not be able to challenge CAT judgement in SC

NEW DELHI: Bad news is in store for government employees contesting matters relating to their service conditions in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) as they may not be able to challenge the judgement in the Supreme Court.

Government employees not satisfied with CAT orders on their service matters will continue to appeal in High Courts as government's plan to enable them approach the apex court directly has received a thumbs down from the top law officer.

Recently, the Department of Personnel had asked the Law Ministry whether the present system of CAT orders being challenged in High Courts be changed to fast track disposal of cases of government employees relating to their service conditions and employment rules.

The Law Ministry referred the matter to Attorney General Ghoolam Vahanvati who opined against the move saying a 1997 Supreme Court judgement on the issue should continued to be followed.

"As of now, the buck stops here (on the issue)," Law Minister M Veerappa Moily told PTI when asked to comment on Vahanvati's opinion.

He said his ministry was trying to find a solution. "But I would not like to add anything more to it," he added.

When the CAT was established in 1985 by an Act of Parliament, its rules clearly stated that its judgements on service related matters of state and central government employees can only be challenged in the apex court.

While the same rules is in operation even today, a 1997 Supreme Court ruling held that judicial review is the basic feature of the Constitution and a High Court's power on judicial review cannot be taken away.

After the judgement, appeals against CAT rulings were entertained in High Courts.

"The Armed Forces Tribunal Act has been borrowed from CAT. Appeals against Tribunal's orders can only be challenged in the Supreme Court. But in CAT's case, it has become a three tier system...the entire purpose of CAT has been defeated," said a CAT functionary.

He said while CAT usually disposes off a case in six months, appeal in High Court often takes years.

"They pay Rs 50 as fee to move CAT, but they have to pay thousands of rupees in High Court...if the matter reaches Supreme Court, the time and cost involved is massive," he said.

Source: Economic Times

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Unreserved Ticketing System(UTS)



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat Sarkar)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralya)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
****


New Delhi, dated 16.12.2010


No.2010/TG-I/10/UTS-II

Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.


(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO.61 OF 2010)
Sub: Unreserved Ticketing System(UTS)



      Please refer to instructions issued vide this office letter No.2002/TG.I/10/P/UTS dated 15.02.2007(Commercial Circular No.14 of 2007) wherein it was advised that on the day of journey, refund of tickets issued through UTS should be permitted at ticket issuing station or at the cluster station.

2.      The matter has been reviewed and in supercession of the instructions dated 15.02.2007 referred to above, it has been decided as under:-

i.      The existing system of issuing tickets within the cluster will continue and will not be extended to either within the zone or Server

ii.      On the day of journey, cancellation of ticket issued through UTS, would be permitted only at the journey originating station.

iii.    Cancellation of such tickets prior to the date of journey would be permitted at the journey originating or the ticket issuing station.

iv.      Cancellation would be permitted only if the nodes are connected to the server and should not be permitted when they are in off line mode due to any reason.

3.      Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned.

4.      This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway Board.

(Sanjay Manocha)
Dy. Director Traffic Commercial (G)-II
Railway Board



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Breaking News on Entitlement of Privilege Pass issue in Railways



Breaking News on Entitlement of Privilege Pass

After lots of hiccups, All India Railwaymen Federation’s proposal to give 2 AC pass to Grade Pay Rs. 4200, 3 AC Pass to Grade Pay Rs. 2800 & also 3 AC pass to staff with GP 1900, 2000 & 2400 travelling on duty, has finally been accepted by Railway Board. After kind approval of MR orders are likely to be issued shortly. General Secretary/AIRF has thanked all Railwaymen for keeping the patience & also extends greetings to Hon’ble MR & Board on resolving the Pass issue.


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Last Date For Change of Option as per Rule No.11 CCS Rules(Revised Pay) 2008 is 31.12.2010



AS PER RULE NO:11 THE LAST DATE FOR CHANGE OF OPTION IS 31.12.2010

When the 6th pay commission was implemented ,all central govt employees were asked to give option form as per rule No:11 in the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules-2008, it was asked that whether the implementation of 6th cpc is to be from 01/01/2006 or on any other date(Promotion/Increment). Almost all employees opted 01/01/2006 for the implementation But employees requested in the JCM level that, they may get additional financial benefit of they option for any other date rather than 01/01/2006.The govt accepted the JCM’s(National Anomaly Committee) opinion and provide one more chance to give new option as per Rule No.11 to the beneficial employees. This chance is closing at 31.12.2010.

Particularly employees who got promotion after 01/10/2006, have to calculated the differences individually and they may get some financial benefit the last Date for this exercise is an 31st December, 2010

What says Rule No.11…

Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure subsequent to the 1st day of January,2006 -

“where a Government servant continues to draw his pay in the existing scale and is brought over to the revised pay structure from a date later than the 1st day of January 2006,his pay from the later date in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the following manner;-

(i) Pay in the pay band will be fixed by adding the basic pay applicable on the later date,the dearness pay applicable on that date and the pre-revised dearness allowance based on rates applicable as on 1.1.2006.this figure will be rounded off to the next multiple of 10 and will then become the pay in the applicable pay band. In addition to this, the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale will be payable .Where the Government servant is in receipt of special pay or non-practicing allowance ,the methodology followed will be as prescribed in Rule 7(i),(B),(C) or (D) as applicable, except that the basic pay and dearness pay to be taken into account will be the basic pay and dearness pay applicable as on that date but dearness allowance will be calculated as per rates applicable on 1.1.2006.”

See the table given below for your information…
Except the first two basic pay(pre-revised scale) multiply with 1.86, there is some difference with comparing to others. Please follow this article, clarify your pay fixation details individually once again before give option…

Pre-Rev.BP Mul.Fac. Tot. Round. Fitment Diff.
3050 1.86 5673 5680 5880 200
3200 1.86 5959 5960 6060 100
4000 1.86 7440 7440 7440 -
4500 1.86 8370 8370 8370 -
5000 1.86 9300 9300 9300 -


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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants/PAs Central Secretariat Service (CSS)/Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service (CSSS)



No.7/7/08-CS.I (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-11003
Dated: 22nd December, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:

Stepping up of pay of senior Assistants/ PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted prior to 01.01.2006 & Drawing less pay than assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted after 01.01.2006.


         A large number of references were received from various Ministries/Departments and service Associations regarding stepping up of pay of senior Assistants/PAs Central Secretariat Service (CSS)/Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service (CSSS) promoted prior to 01.01.2006 and drawing less pay than Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted after 01.01.2006.

2.       The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance. The Department of Expenditure vide UO No. 10/1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009 (copy enclosed) had issued a clarification regarding manner in which pay of Assistants/PAs would be fixed consequent upon grant of revised pay structure of Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 in the pay band PB-2 to them on the basis of OM dated 16.11.2009.

3.       In this context, it is clarified that benefit of stepping up of pay as per Note 10 under Rule 7 of CCS(RP) Rules 2008 would be admissible to senior Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted prior to 01.01.2006 and drawing less pay than Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted after 01.01.2006.

4.       All Ministries/Departments may regulate stepping up cases of Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS accordingly.



s/d
(K.Suresh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



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Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas





Wishing from "90 Paisa"

to all the Central Government Employees

a Very Very Happy Christmas..!


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ENTITLEMENT AND PROCEDURE FOR PURCHASE OF ITEMS AGAINST FIRM DEMAND (AFD) CATEGORY – I A) FOUR WHEELERS (CARS): OFFICERS



ENTITLEMENT AND PROCEDURE FOR PURCHASE OF ITEMS AGAINST FIRM DEMAND (AFD) CATEGORY –I A) FOUR WHEELERS (CARS): OFFICERS

1. Eligibility:

a) All Commissioned / Honorary Commissioned Officers (serving / retired).

b) Widows of Service Officers.

c) Equivalent status of Civilian Officers / Officers of CSD. However, they will have to pay sales tax / Value Added Tax as applicable in the respective State.

d) All GREF Officers (serving / retired).

e) All SSC and EC Officers who have put in five years of reckonable service before release.

f) One of the parents i-e. either the father or the mother of unmarried deceased officers.

g) Either of the officers child, if both the parents have died and the child is drawing pension from Defence Estimates.

2. Other conditions:

a) Applicant must not have purchased a four wheeler (Car) within the last two years on the day of submission of the application. In addition, the applicant will have to give an undertaking that he/she will not sell the vehicle within next two years.

b) As per finance bill of 1998-99, quoting of PAN/GIR No is mandatory at the time of purchase of Car.

c) Application form for all entitled officers is at Appendix ‘A’

B) FOUR WHEELERS (CARS): PBOR

1. Eligibility:

All Personnel Below Officer rank (serving & retired), of the three services having minimum of 15 years colour service and having been released honorably are entitled to purchase a four wheeler upto 1300cc capacity.

2. Procedure and Conditions:

a) JCOs/equivalent can purchase the second car after five years of the initial purchase and all other entitled soldiers/Sailors/Airmen after seven years. Sale of car is not allowed before completion of two years from the date of purchase.

b) Serving and retired PBOR will apply on the prescribed forms as enclosed at Appendices B & C respectively.

c) The following documents shall be submitted alongwith the application:

I) Serving PBOR:-

i) A certified copy of Driving licence issued by the civil authorities.

ii) A certificate from PBOR countersigned by the CO/OC troops that the individual has not purchased a car in the last five / seven years, as applicable, and that he will not sell the car before two years and that he is liable to pay the entire excise/sales tax concession in case of any violation.

iii) A certified copy of the pay book wherein the entry with regard to purchase of car by the PBOR is made.

iv) Following Certificate from the Commanding Officer / OC Troops that financial position of the applicant allows him to purchase a car:-

CERTIFICATE



        Certified that No. __________________ Rank _________ Name is eligible to purchase a car and that his financial position allows him to purchase a car. Commanding Officer/OC Troops

II) Retired PBOR: The retired PBOR shall submit an affidavit of Rs. 5/- on Non Judicial Stamp Paper covering the following:-

i) I have not purchased a car in the last 5/7 years as applicable.

ii) I shall not sell the car for the next two years.

iii) I understand that any Violation of the above will make me liable to pay back the entire excise / sales tax concessions to the Govt.

iv) The vehicle is for my personal use.

v) The vehicle purchased from the CSD will be registered on self name.

d) Entry with regards to purchase of car by retd PBOR will be made on the original PPO at the depot.

e) Misuse:

In case an individual is found to have violated any of the above conditions, that is, purchase of second car before five/seven years (as applicable) or sale of car before two years from the date of purchase, he will be liable to pay the full excise duty/sales tax as applicable.

f) Action by the CSD:

At the CSD Depot level the following action will be taken on receipt of application from the PBOR:-

a) Verify the correctness of the details furnished by the PBOR.

b) Cross check from CSD HO whether the PBOR has already purchased a car from any other CSD depot.

c) Share the data with regard to purchase of car by PBOR with other depots.

d) The PBOR will be allowed to purchase the car only after receipt of confirmation from CSD HO.

g) In case of retired PBOR following additional action shall be taken:-

i) Ensure that affidavit as above has been obtained.

ii) Ensure entry of purchase of car with date is made on the original PPO.

C) CANCELLATION OF APPLICATION

In the event of Officer / PBOR intending to withdraw his application due to any reason, the officer shall have to forfeit the incidental charges of Rs.500/- and balance amount will be refunded.

D) PROCEDURE FOR BOOKING OF CARS

a) For readily available vehicles

Customer selects the vehicle with dealer. He/she submits indent form (duly completed in all respects) at the depot. He/she also deposits full amount of cost of vehicle with CSD depot. Depot in turn places Local Supply order on dealer and customer gets the delivery of vehicle.

b) For vehicles with waiting period of delivery

i) Depot will inform the customer of applicable selling price & CSD handling charges on the vehicle to be purchased by customer.

ii) Customer will deposit only 0.5% as CSD handling charges in the first instance.

iii) Depot will issue provisional booking order to concerned Dealer.

iv) Booking amount (as decided by firm and applicable for civil customers also) will be paid directly by the customer to the dealer concerned.

v) On intimation of availability of the vehicle, the customer will deposit full amount (excluding 0.5% CSD handing charges already paid) with the Depot and the Depot will place LS Order on the dealer concerned.

vi) The customer will take delivery and obtain refund of booking amount and applicable interest (as conveyed by the firm) from the dealer.

E) TWO WHEELERS/COMMERCIAL VEHICLES/TRUCKS/TRACTORS:

1. Eligibility:

a) All ranks (serving / retired) qualifying under entitled categories.

b) Widows of service personnel (including remarried) qualifying under entitled categories.

c) Eldest child of the deceased service personnel, if he is not survived by his wife, provided the under mentioned conditions are fulfilled:

i) If a son, he should be between 18 to 25 years of age and should not be in service or commercially employed.

ii) If a daughter, she should be unmarried.

2. Other Condition:

Entitled category of personnel should not have drawn/brought any of above items from the CSD within the last two years. Entitled purchaser shall have to give an undertaking that he / she shall not sell the vehicles for two years from the date of purchase.

F) REFRIGERATORS/COLOUR TVs/AIR CONDITIONERS/WASHING MACHINES/AND OTHER AFD CAT-I ITEMS:

1. Eligibility:

All Ranks (Serving / retired) of Armed Forces.

2. Other Condition:

Entitled category of personnel should not have drawn/brought any make of same AFD (CAT-I) items from the CSD within the last two years. Entitled purchaser shall have to give an undertaking that he / she shall not sell the item for two years from the date of purchase.

G) PROCEDURE FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF AFD-I ITEMS:

a) Entitled customers will fill the application form and submit the same to the CSD Area Depot of their choice alongwith a Bank Draft for the value of the item. Form for purchasing AFD-I items (except cars) is at Appendix ‘D’ for serving personnel and at Appendix ‘E’ for retired personnel.

b) Customers are required to deposit Demand Draft / Bankers Cheque drawn on Nationalized Bank / Scheduled bank or UTI, HDFC, ICICI, IDBI banks only. For all other State & Central Co-operative and other Private Banks, the release order will be given only after the draft / bankers cheque amount is actually credited in CSD Public Fund Account (Main). The Demand Draft / bankers cheque should be drawn in favour of “CANTEEN STORES DEPARTMENT PUBLIC FUND ACCOUNT (MAIN)” payable at the location of Area Depot. Cheques will not be accepted.

c) The application form must be countersigned by the Commanding Officer of the unit/Formation. In case of retired officers, the application must have the countersignature of Stn HQs/DDZSB. They should also produce original PPO for verification.

d) Customer should select four wheeler/car/two wheeler available with authorized dealer and obtain Engine No./ Chasis No. & other details and submit the same alongwith application form. For other AFD-I items, customers should preferably confirm availability of item with the dealer.

e) Purchase of AFD-I items is subject to compliance of procedural requirements laid down by Central / State Govts. and payment of taxes (as applicable).

H) COLLECTION OF AFD-I ITEMS THROUGH AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES:

Where the bonafide customer is unable to collect in person due to valid reasons proper authority letter with the signature of the nominee duly attested by the bonafide customer and countersigned by the Unit Commander in case of Serving personnel and Station HQ/Secretary, Zila Sainik Board/Deputy Director, Zila Sainik Board in case of retired Service personnel can be accepted for effecting delivery at the discretion of the Depot. All the necessary documents in respect of the bonafide customer required to be perused at the Depot will be brought by the authorised representative to book the AFD item. The delivery of an item will be given to the same person only, who signs at the Depot and in whose favour the authority for collection has been given by the Depot. No authorization in favour of any dealer or his employee will be accepted by the depots.

I) PROCUREMENT OF AFD-I ITEMS FROM ANY OF THE DEPOT

AFD-I items including cars can be purchased from any CSD Depot of choice of CSD customer subject to following preconditions:-

a) These items will be allowed to be purchased on smart cards since AFD limit (excluding car) is catered for in the smart card.

b) The purchase will be through valid forms processed through the CSD.

c) The form duly countersigned by the CO/OC of the unit will be verified by the CSD Manager concerned with an undertaking (on the form itself) that the individual is making a valid purchase as per authorization.

d) For all other entitled category of pers, the form will be verified by the CSD Manager/station HQ or local authority involved with canteen management.

J) PAYMENT OF INTEREST ON DELAYED DELIVERY

No interest will be paid by the Department for late delivery of AFD-I items including vehicles. Customers are requested to ascertain the delivery position from the concerned dealer(s) and the concerned Depot(s) before booking of AFD-I items. Prices prevailing on date of delivery will be applicable.

K) APPLICATION FORMS

Application Forms are enclosed as under:

1.       Application Form for Cars (for Officers):       Appendix ‘A’

2.       Application Form for Cars by PBOR (Serving) :       Appendix ‘B’

3.       Application Form for Cars by PBOR (Retired) :       Appendix ‘C’

4.       Application Form for AFD-I items (except Cars) by Serving Personnel :       Appendix ‘D’

5.       Application Form for AFD-I items (except Cars) by Retired Personnel :       Appendix ‘E’

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Clarification regarding Primus Ortho & Spine Hospital



No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part I)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
*************


Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 16th November , 2010

O F F I C E M E M O R A N D U M


Subject:    Clarification regarding Primus Ortho & Spine Hospital, Chandra Gupta Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi 10 021

      The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Office Memorandum of even number dated 20th October 2010 on the above subject, and to clarify that Primus Ortho & Spine Hospital, Chandra Gupta Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi 10 021 would continue to be on CGHS , Delhi panel at old( pre-revised ) rates till the matter is decided by Hon’ble High Court of Delhi as per the directions of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in WP( C ) No. 6720 of 2010 filed by ‘Delhi Hospital Society Regd., ‘ vs Union of India and Others.



-Sd/-
[R Ravi]
Director



No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part I)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
*************


Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 20th October , 2010

O F F I C E M E M O R A N D U M


Subject:    Clarification regarding Primus Ortho & Spine Hospital, Chandra Gupta Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi 10 021

      The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Office Memorandum of even number dated 7th October 2010 on the above subject, vide empanelled hospitals under different categories the hospitals were notified and to state that as per the para (iii) of the Office Memorandum mentioned above the hospitals that are on the panel of CGHS who have did not apply in response to the fresh empanelment process initiated by the CGHS in second half of 2009 or have not been approved by CGHS under the fresh empanelment procedure can continue to treat CGHS beneficiaries at old( pre-revised ) rates till 25th October 2010. On 26th October 2010, their names will stand removed from the list of approved hospitals empanelled under CGHS, without any further notice;

      In this regard it is clarified that Primus Ortho & Spine Hospital, Chandra Gupta Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi 10 021 would however, continue to be on CGHS, Delhi panel at old( pre-revised ) rates till 11th November 2010 (next date of hearing ) as per the directions of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in WP( C ) No. 6720 of 2010 filed by ‘Delhi Hospital Society Regd., ‘ v . Union of India and Others.



[R Ravi]
Director







CGHS Orders - I
CGHS Orders - II

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Withdrawl of Stiff/Severe major penalty in Railways

RBV No. 14/2010


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD


No. 2010/V-1/DAR/1/1

New Delhi, dated 11 Aug. 2010


(i) The General Manager (Vigilance)
CR, ER, ECR, ECoR,
NR, NCR, NER, NFR, NWR,
SR, SCR, SER, SECR, SWR,
WR, WCR and CORE.


(ii) Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs)
CLW, DLMW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF,
CORE, METRO, RDSO, CONCOR, IRCON,
IRCTC, IRFC, KRCL, MRVC, RAILTEL, RITES,
RVNL, RLDA & DFCCIL.


Sub: Advance Correction Slip No. 12

Consequent upon the decision of the Central Vigilance Commission to withdraw the term stiff/severe minor/major penalty and Board's letter of even number dated 26.4.10 conveying the decision. Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to make certain changes to para 514.2 of Chapter-V, paras below (iv) and (ix) of 807 and para 821.2 of Chapter-VIII of the Indian Railways Vigilance Manual (2006 Edition), as per the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.12.

(Vikas Purwar)
Director Vigilance (M)
Railway Board



ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.12
Modification in Chapter-V, and VIII of Indian Railways Vigilance
Manual (2006 Edition)



     Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to make the following changes to para 514.2 Chapter V, paras below (iv) and (ix) of 807 and para 821.2 of Chapter VIII of the Indian Railways Vigilance Manual (2006 Edition).

1.      Modified para 514.2 : In the case of Group 'A' Officers, the power to impose a mojor penalty of Compulsory retirement Removal from service and Dismissal from service rests only with the President. In all such cases, the disciplinary case file is submitted to the Minister for Railways, to pass provisional orders, on behalf of the President. The case is, thereafter, referred to the UPSC for advice, alongwith all relevant records.

2.(i)   Modified para below (ix) of para 807 detailing on penalties under Discipline & Appeal : The penalties mentioned against (vii), (viii) and (ix) will be imposed only by the appointing authority or higher authority.

2(ii)   The para below (iv) of para 807stating that the penalties mentioned in (ii), (iii), (iii-b) & (iv) will be considered as stiff/severe minor penalties, stands deleted.

3.      Modified para 821.2 : The procedure brought about in para 821.1 above will also be followed in those cases also where the vigilance has recommended imposition of a major penalty of compulsory retirement/removal/dismissal from service, but the Disciplinary Authority/Appellate/Revisionary Authority, as the case may be, wishes to disagree and proposes to impose any of the other major penalties.



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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

KNOW YOUR PAY FIXATION ON PROMOTION & MACP…



KNOW YOUR PAY FIXATION ON PROMOTION & MACP…

Pay fixation is done for an employee if he/she gets a promotion. There is a slight difference of Pay Fixation in Promotion and MACP upgradation…

We are receiving a number of queries as comments regarding the Pay Fixation from the viewers and we try our level best to reply to all queries. But due to non-availability of certain individual information, we are unable to answer everything they have asked for.

As the employees are in different departments of the Central government establishments, the line of promotion (hierarchy) also differs. If any inputs from the departments regarding the line of Promotion and MACP can be obtained from your side, the confusion related to the Promotion and MACP may be clarified.

For example, please see the table given below…
X, Y, Z are three different departments.
An employee appointed as basic grade of clerical post...

Employee's Detail X Y Z
An employee appointed as 3050-4590 3050-4590 3050-4590
His/Her first promotion 3200-4900 4000-6000 4000-6000
His/Her second promotion 4000-6000 4500-7000 5000-8000


Employee's Detail X Y Z
An employee appointed as 3050-4590 3050-4590 3050-4590
His/Her first ACP (after 12 years) 3200-4900 4000-6000 4000-6000
His/Her second MACP (after 20 years) 2400 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4000-6000)
2800 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4500-7000)
2800 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4500-7000)


Employee's Detail X Y Z
An employee appointed as 3050-4590 3050-4590 3050-4590
His/Her first ACP (after 12 years) 3200-4900 4000-6000 4000-6000
His/Her first promotion after ACP 3200-4900(No Fixation) 4000-6000(No Fixation) 4000-6000(No Fixation)
His/Her second MACP (after 20 years) 2400 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4000-6000)
2800 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4500-7000)
2800 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4500-7000)
His/Her second promotion after MACP 2400 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4000-6000)
(No Fixation)
2800 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4500-7000)
(No Fixation)
4200 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 5000-8000)


simple logic is...
"ACP" is equal to "Promotion"
"MACP" is equal to "Next Grade Pay"

we hope that this article makes you understand the pay fixation difference between Promotion and MACP…

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Monday, December 20, 2010

AdmissibiIity of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)


RBE Np.I762010.
New Delhi, dated 08 -12-2010


NO.E(P&A)ll-2010/HRA-2



The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.
(As per mailing lists No.I&III)


Sub: AdmissibiIity of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation.

Ref: Board’s letters No.
(i) E(P&A)ll-87/HRA-15 dated 16-5-1988
(ii) E(P&A)ll-95/HRA-3 dated 14-2-1996
(iii) E(P&A)ll-99/HRA-2 dated 12-7-1999 & 16-3-2000
(iv) E(P&A)ll-2002/HRA-4 dated 16-10-2002 and,
(v) E(P&A)ll-2002/HRA-4 dated 9-5-2003

Attention is invited to Board’s letters quoted above delegating powers to the General Managers and other Heads of Organisations directly controlling allotment of quarters to railway servants for sanction of House Rent Allowance in accordance vith the prescribed conditions to the categories of railway employees specified therein. This delegation of powers was valid upto 31-3-2010.

2. The question of renewing this delegation of powers beyond 31.3.2010 has been engaging the attention of the Board. On the basis of the reports received from the Zonal Railways and Production Units, the matter has been considered and the Board have decided to renew the sanction contained in para 5 of their letter dated 16.5.1988 ibid and as amended modified from time to time, w.e.f 1-4-2010 upto 31-3-2017 whereafter the question of renewing this delegation will be considered by the Board and a fresh sanction, if necessary, issued on the basis of reports received from the General Managers etc. Directly controlling allotment of quarters, in regard to the position of availability of railway accommodation under their control.

3. In case at any point of time it transpires that some accommodation is likely to remain vacant/un-occupied due to lack of demand, it should be made compulsory to submit applications for such types where there is surplus accommodation, and consequently, the employees entitled for such types would not be eligible to draw House Rent Allowance.

4. This delegation is also subject to the over-riding condition that these orders are liable to be withdrawn/modified at any time during this period, if it is considered necessaiy by the Board to do so.

5. This has the approval of the President and issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Kindly acknowledge receipt.



(Salim Md.Ahmed)
Deputy Director, Estt.(P&A)Ill,
Railway Board.



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Friday, December 17, 2010

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Civilian Employees - Clarification regarding



No. 5034/3/2008-(D) (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training) / Establshment (D)


North Block, New Delhi the 1st November, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject :     Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Civilian Employees - Clarification regarding.

     A joint committee is set up to examine the anomalies pertaining to the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) vide Department of Personnel & Training O.M.No.11/1/2010-JCA dated 03-05-2010.

2.      During the joint committee meeting it was pointed out by the Staff Side that the word 'new organization' of the last line of para 24 of Annexure-I of MACPS dated 19.05.2009 was not in consonance with the spirit of the Scheme. The issue has been examined and it is clarified that in case of transfer 'including unilateral transfer on request, regular service rendered in previous organization / office shall be counted alongwith the regular service in the new organization / office for the purpose of getting financial upgradation under the MACPS. However, financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be allowed in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of revised pay bands as given in CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Para 24 of MACPS stands amended to this extent.

3.      The Staff Side also raised an issue on the 'benchmark' for MACP as given in para 17 of Annexure-I of MACPS dated 19.05.2009, which provides that the financial upgradation would be on non-functional basis subject to fitness, in the hierarchy of grade pay within the PB-1. Thereafter for upgradation under the MACPS, the benchmark of 'good' would be applicable till the grade pay of Rs.6600/- in PB-3. The benchmark will be 'Very Good' for financial upgradation to the promotion to the grade pay of Rs.7600 and above. It was pointed out that in some cases the promotion to the next higher grade was made on the basis of 'fitness' as the method of promotion as specified in the relevant recruitment rules, was 'non-selection'. Therefore, such cases benchmarks should not be insisted upon under the MACPS. The issue has been examined and it is clarified that where the financial upgradation under MACPS also happen to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefits under MACPS as mentioned in para 17 ibid, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACP also.

4.      All Ministries/Departments may give wide circulation to the contents of this O.M. for general guidance and appropriate action in the matter.

5.      Hindi version will follow.



s/d
(Smith Kumar)
Director (Estt-I)



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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Consolidated guidelines on cadre review of Central Group ‘A’ Services



No. I-11011/1/2009-CRD
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training


3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
New Delhi-110003
December 14, 2010


Office Memorandum



Subject: Consolidated guidelines on cadre review of Central Group ‘A’ Services.

    The undersigned is directed to say that provisions governing the process of cadre review of Central Group ‘A’ Services are contained in various Office Memoranda issued by the Department of Personnel and Training and the Department of Expenditure. As a part of this Department’s endeavour to keep the personnel policies relevant to current and future needs, these provisions have been reviewed in consultation with various stakeholders and it has been decided to issue a consolidated and revised set of guidelines on cadre review. The revised guidelines are given below. Besides, the broad issues concerning cadre review have been elaborated in the revised Monograph on Cadre Review of Central Group ‘A’ Services enclosed herewith. The list of existing Central Group ‘A’ Services is at Annex-I.

2.     Formulation of Proposal (i)     The proposal would be formulated, to the extent possible, in consultation with the representatives of service association (s). While drafting the proposal, all issues like expected changes in the Organization’s activities, automation, amendment in the business processes, recruitment planning, plugging the skill gaps, cadre structure, career progression, financial implications etc. must be analyzed and made part of the proposal. These issues and their impact on cadre structure have been discussed in Section-5 and Section-6 of the Monograph.

(ii)     Full functional justification for each creation of post/upgradation should be given. A job evaluation exercise may be undertaken for each category of posts so as to ensure that different grades are assigned corresponding level of functions and responsibilities.

(iii)     It may be ensured that the cadre review would not have an adverse impact on the feeder grade.


3.     Reference to Department of Personnel and Training/Department of Expenditure

(i)     The proposal should be referred to Department of Personnel and Training with the approval of Integrated Finance Division and the Minister in charge.
(ii)     The Cadre Controlling Authority would also give a certificate that there is no Court Case pending having a bearing on the cadre review.
(iii)     The name (s) of contact officer (s) for further/additional information may be clearly indicated in the reference.
(iv)     The proposal should be examined vis-à-vis the checklist given in Section-6 of the Monograph to ensure that the proposal is complete in all respect.

4.     Financial Implications

(i)     The proposal having additional financial implications would be entertained strictly on functional considerations like consistent increase in workload, horizontal expansion in activities etc.
(ii)     While calculating the additional expenditure, the impact of Non-Functional Upgradation may be taken into account. The calculation sheet must be enclosed with the proposal.

5.     Procedure for cadre review

(i)     Every cadre should be reviewed once every five years. The review should be first carried out by the Cadre Controlling Authority, preferably in consultation with the representatives of the service/cadre in question. However, if it is convinced after such a review that no change in the cadre structure is required, the decision should be conveyed to DoPT with the approval of Minister in charge.
(ii)     The cadre review proposal would be prepared by the Cadre Controlling Authority in the form of a Note for Committee of Secretaries. DoPT would obtain the approval of Secretary (P) and then refer it to Department of Expenditure for approval of Secretary (Expenditure).
(iii)     The Note would then be placed before the Cadre Review Committee by DoPT.
(iv)     Based on the recommendation of Cadre Review Committee, the proposal would be submitted for MOS (PP)’s approval. It would then be referred to the Department of Expenditure for Finance Minister’s approval.
(v)    The Cadre Controlling Authority would then take approval of Cabinet. The Note for Cabinet should ideally be prepared within a month of the Cadre Review Committee’s approval.

6.     Composition of Cadre Review Committee-T The Cadre Review Committee would comprise the following functionaries:


(i)     Cabinet Secretary - Chairman
(ii)     Secretary of the Ministry controlling the cadre - Member
(iii)     Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training - Member
(iv)     Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure - Member
(v)     The senior most member of the service/cadre concerned - Member

7.     Restriction on direct recruitment-

    There is a restriction on direct recruitment to the extent that it should not exceed 3% of the total cadre strength.

    The authority to relax the condition rests with DoPT. It has now been decided to do away with this restriction. The Cadre Controlling Authorities are, however, advised not to resort to any bulk recruitment as it would create a bulge in the structure leading to stagnation at later stage. This may be kept in view while projecting recruitment planning.



Sd/-
(Pratima Tyagi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India



Source: www.persmin.gov.in

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)


RBE No.176/2010
New Delhi, dated 8-12-2010

No.E(P&A)II-2010/HRA-2

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.
(As per mailing lists No.I&III).



      Sub: Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation.

      Ref: Board’s letters No.(i)E(P&A)II-87/HRA-15 dated 16-5-1988,
           (ii)E(P&A)II-95/HRA-3 dated 14-2-1996,
          (iii)E(P&A)II-99/HRA-2dated12-7-1999&16-3-2000,
          (iv) No.E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-4 dated 16-10-2002and,
           (v) No.E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-4 dated 9-5-2003.

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          Attention is invited to Board’s letters quoted above delegating powers to the General Managers and other Heads of Organisations directly controlling allotment of quarters to railway servants for sanction of House Rent Allowance in accordance with the prescribed conditions to the categories of railway employees specified therein. This delegation of powers was valid upto 31-3-2010.

2.       The question of renewing this delegation of powers beyond 31.3.2010 has been engaging the attention of the Board. On the basis of the reports received from the Zonal Railways and Production Units, the matter has been considered and the Board have decided to renew the sanction contained in para 5 of their letter dated 16.5.1988 ibid and as amended/modified form time to time, w.e.f 1-4-2010 upto 31-3-2017 whereafter the question of renewing this delegation will be considered by the Board and a fresh sanction, if necessary, issued on the basis of reports received from the General Managers etc. directly controlling allotment of quarters, in regard to the position of availability of railway accommodation under their control.

3.       In case at any point of time it transpires that some accommodation is likely to remain vancant/un-occupied due to lack of demand, it should be made compulsory to submit applications for such types where there is surplus accommodation, and consequently, the employees entitled for such types would not be eligible to draw House Rent Allowance.

4.       This delegation is also subject to the over-riding condition that these orders are liable to be withdrawn/modified at any time during this period, if it is considered necessary by the Board to do so.

5.       This has the approval of the President and issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6.       Kindly acknowledge receipt.



(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director, Estt.(P&A) III,
Railway Board.



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Dearness Allowance is the most eagerly awaited subject now-a-days by the Central government employees…



Dearness Allowance is the most eagerly awaited subject now-a-days by the Central government employees…

In the past, after getting job in the Central government establishments, they wait for promotion to gain some financial benefits… But today employees eagerly awaits for the announcement of Dearness Allowance twice a year, because…

Even if an employee gets a promotion after a prolonged time, the grade pay and increment is very meager. From Rs.1900 to 2000, from 2400 to 2800, from 4200 to 4600 and from 4600 to 4800….so on, the hike in pay is in between Rs.100 to Rs.400 only and so the financial benefits are not upto their expectation.

The annual increment is only 3% of the basic pay, but the DA which is announced twice a year is much more than that as the DA from January to July 2010 was 8% and from July to Dec was 10% which total of 18%.

The Central government announces the DA as per the recommendations of the Labour Bureau which calculates the prices of different essential commodities at different places. There was incidence of government announcing 12% of additional Dearness Allowance once and 1% additional Dearness Allowance on another occasion. Hence, everyone wants to know the calculations taken for DA in deep.

In the next year – 2011, the DA from January to June will be around 6%. It can be increased upto 7% which depends upon the AICPIN. Anyway, the total DA will surely cross the 50% to 51%or 52% for which the Central Government Employees have to wait for some times.

Source: CGELN

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