Saturday, August 31, 2013

Revision of Guidelines for Allotment of Government Accommodation from General Pool to the Political Parties

Revision of Guidelines for Allotment of Government Accommodation from General Pool to the Political Parties

No. 1201 4/2/96- Pol.II (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Policy-II Section
Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi – 110 108.
Dated the 29th August, 2013.


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of guidelines for allotment of government accommodation from General Pool to the Political Parties.

The Directorate of Estates, Ministry of Urban Development had issued the revised guidelines for allotment of government accommodation from general pool to Political parties vide O.M.No.12014/2/96-pol.II dated 20.7.2000. These guidelines have been reviewed by the competent authority and it has been decided to modify para 1 (iii) of the aforesaid O.M. dated 20.7.2000. After modification the revised guidelines shall be as under:

i. The National Political Parties, which have been recognised as such by the Election Commission of India, shall be allowed to retain/secure allotment of one housing unit from General Pool in Delhi for their office use on payment of licence fee under FR 45A i.e. the normal licence fee.

ii. The said accommodation will be provided for a period three years during which the party would acquire a plot of land in an institutional area and will construct its own accommodation for party office.

iii. One residential accommodation would be allotted/allowed to be retained by the Party President of a recognized National Party provided that no other accommodation has been allotted to him / her in another capacity.

iv. The facility of office accommodation will also be given to the State level parties recognised by the Election Commission of India provided it has in the opinion of the Accommodation Committee of Cabinet, adequate representation in Parliament and its case for allotment is approved by the CCA on its merit.

v. The other buildings allotted or in occupation of any political party stand cancelled. However, a period of six months or upto the time the allotment has been made, whichever is earlier would be given to the party to make alternate arrangement and vacate the Government accommodation.

2. This O.M. supersedes the Directorate of Estates O.M.No.12014/2/96-Pol.II dated 20.7.2000.

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(S.K.Jain)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Source : www.estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20268.pdf]

Directorate of Estates Orders: Revision of Guidelines for Allotment of Government Accommodation from General Pool to the Political Parties

Directorate of Estates Orders: Revision of Guidelines for Allotment of Government Accommodation from General Pool to the Political Parties

No. 1201 4/2/96- Pol.II (Vol.II)

Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Policy-II Section

Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi - 110 108.
Dated the 29th August, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of guidelines for allotment of government accommodation from General Pool to the Political Parties.

The Directorate of Estates, Ministry of Urban Development had issued the revised guidelines for allotment of government accommodation from general pool to Political parties vide O.M.No.12014/2/96-pol.II dated 20.7.2000. These guidelines have been reviewed by the competent authority and it has been decided to modify para 1 (iii) of the aforesaid O.M. dated 20.7.2000. After modification the revised guidelines shall be as under:

i. The National Political Parties, which have been recognised as such by the Election Commission of India, shall be allowed to retain/secure allotment of one housing unit from General Pool in Delhi for their office use on payment of licence fee under FR 45A i.e. the normal licence fee.

ii. The said accommodation will be provided for a period three years during which the party would acquire a plot of land in an institutional area and will construct its own accommodation for party office.

iii. One residential accommodation would be allotted/allowed to be retained by the Party President of a recognized National Party provided that no other accommodation has been allotted to him / her in another capacity.

iv. The facility of office accommodation will also be given to the State level parties recognised by the Election Commission of India provided it has in the opinion of the Accommodation Committee of Cabinet, adequate representation in Parliament and its case for allotment is approved by the CCA on its merit.

v. The other buildings allotted or in occupation of any political party stand cancelled. However, a period of six months or upto the time the allotment has been made, whichever is earlier would be given to the party to make alternate arrangement and vacate the Government accommodation.

2. This O.M. supersedes the Directorate of Estates O.M.No.12014/2/96-Pol.II dated 20.7.2000.

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(S.K.Jain)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Source : www.estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20268.pdf]

Grievances Related to Family Pension

Ministry of Finance

Grievances Related to Family Pension
As on 23.08.2013, no grievance relating to non-payment of arrears of family pension which are registered in System in pending at CPAO level.

As per information available with the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO), during the period from 25.03.2011 to 22.08.2013, 541 numbers of grievances relating to family pension were registered with CPAO. Out of these, 200 numbers of grievances were registered during the current year 2013. All grievances were forwarded to authorized Central Pension Processing Centre and concerned Pay & Accounts Office/Head of Office and were monitored by CPAO till settlement.

This was stated by Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

Bank Charges for Non-Home Branch Customers

Bank Charges for Non-Home Branch Customers

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that they have advised Scheduled Commercial Banks, vide their circular dated 01.07.2013 to follow a uniform, fair and transparent pricing policy and not to discriminate between their customers at home branch and non-home branches. If a particular service is provided free at home branch, the same should be available free at non-home branches also.

There should be no discrimination as regards intersol charges between similar transactions done by customers at home branches and those done at non-home branches. However, cash handling charges are not included under intersol charges. The circular dated 01.07.2013 is available at RBI website www.rbi.org.in.

This was stated by Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

Friday, August 30, 2013

Expected DA from Jan 2014 - AICPIN for the month of July 2013

Expected DA from Jan 2014 - AICPIN for the month of July 2013
Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) July 2013

According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for July, 2013 rose by 4 points and pegged at 235 (two hundred and thirty five). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 1.73 per cent between June and July compared with 1.92 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 1.99 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Milk, Onions, Chillies Green, Potato, Tomato & other Vegetables. Electricity Charges, Firewood, Bus Fare, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Groundnut Oil, Primary and secondary School Fees putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 10.85 per cent for July, 2013 as compared to 11.63 per cent for the previous month and 9.84 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 14.10 per cent against 14.86 per cent of the previous month and 11.27 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Giridih recorded the highest increase of 16 points each followed by Kodarma (11 points), Durgapur (10 points) and Jharia, Surat, Ghaziabad and Godavarikhani (9 points each). Among others, 8 points rise was registered in 7 centres, 7 points in 6 centres, 6 points in 10 centres, 5 points in 6 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 6 centres, and 1 point in five centres. On the contrary, Faridabad reported a decline of 6 points followed by Madurai (5 points), Coonoor (3 points), Tiruchirapally (2 points) and 5 other centres by 1 point each. Rest of the 7 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 38 centres are above All-India Index and other 38 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Jabalpur and Ghaziabad centre remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2013 will be released on Monday, 30 September, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.

Source : PIB News

Pension Arrears from 01 Jan 2006 as per Court Order: Govt reply in Parliament

Pension Arrears from 01 Jan 2006 as per Court Order: Govt reply in Parliament

The orders for implementation of the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of 6th CPC for revision for pension of past pensioners were issued vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008. The provisions of Para 4.2 of this OM were clarified vide this Department’s letter dated 3.10.2008.

The Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi in its order dated 1.11.2011 observed that by the OM dated 3.10.2008 the original orders of 1.9.2008 have been modified. Hon’ble CAT directed that the past pensioners may be granted, w.e.f. 1.1.2006, a minimum pension @ 50% of the minimum pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale with reference to the fitment table applicable for revision of pay of serving employees.

A Writ Petition was filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi challenging the above mentioned order. In its order dated 29.4.2013, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court has upheld the order dated 1.11.2011. After considering the order of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and various representations received in this regard, Special Leave Petition was filed by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

This SLP came up for hearing recently on 29.7.2013 before the Hon. Supreme Court and has been dismissed. [click here to see]

The above information submitted by Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions in reply of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 670

ANSWERED ON   07.08.2013

DELAY IN PAYMENT OF ARREARS TO PENSIONERS

670 . Shri VILAS BABURAO MUTTEMWAR
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-


(a) the reasons for inordinate delay in implementation of Hon`ble High Court`s order to give effect to the payment of arrears w.e.f. 01.01.2006 to pensioners retired before 2006;

(b) whether the Government have received representations from employees organizations and other bodies in this regard; and

(c) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government on the representations?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) to (c): *** see above ***

Source: Lok Sabha Q&A

6th CPC had recommended not to merge 50% of Dearness Allowance (DA) Parliament was informed today

6th CPC had recommended not to merge 50% of Dearness Allowance (DA) Parliament was informed today
The 6th Central Pay Commission had recommended not to merge Dearness Allowance with basic pay at any stage,' Minister of State Finance Minister Namo Narain Meena said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Government accepted this recommendation, he said, adding that the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission were given effect from January 1, 2006.

Some Central Government Employees Associations have been demanding for the merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay and the constitution of 7th Pay Commission.

Meena said the setting up of the next Pay Commission is considered normally after a gap of 10 years between two successive Pay Commission.

DA to central government employees is revised twice a year, with effect from January 1 and July 1, calculated on the basis of percentage increase in all India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers.

Source: http://www.business-standard.com

4 point rise in July, 2013 AICPIN: DA for Jan, 2014 may reach 100%

4 point rise in July, 2013 AICPIN: DA for Jan, 2014 may reach 100%

All-India CPI-IW for July, 2013 rose by 4 points and pegged at 235 (two hundred and thirty five). According to this increase Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees & Dearness Relief for CG Pensioner confirmed to be 98% from January, 2014.  This increase and present economic scenario are also indicating that the DA/DR for Jan, 2014 may reach 100%.  This time the DA/DR from July, 2013 is yet to be announced by govt and as per previous trend  it will be announced in third week of September, 2013. See following table for thee different situation to Expected DA/DR for Jan, 2014 :-

ExpectationIncrease/ Decrease IndexMonthBase Year 2001 = 100Total of 12 MonthsTwelve monthly Average% increase over 115.76 for   DADA announced or will be announced
1Dec-122192512209.3380.83%80%
DA/DR from July, 2013 @ 90% is yet to be announced. 2Jan-132212535211.2582.49%90%
2Feb-132232559213.2584.22%
1Mar-132242582215.1785.87%
2Apr-132262603216.9287.38%
2May-132282625218.7588.97%
3Jun-132312648220.6790.62%
4Jul-132352671222.5892.28%100%
1st Expection Min 2 point in two next month2Aug-132372694224.5093.94%
2Sep-132392718226.5095.66%
0Oct-132392740228.3397.25%
0Nov-132392761230.0898.76%
0Dec-132392781231.75100.20%
Expected DA/DR from January, 2014
2nd Expectation minimum 1 point in every month and 2 point in any one month1Aug-132362693224.4293.86%100%
2Sep-132382716226.3395.52%
1Oct-132392738228.1797.10%
1Nov-132402760230.0098.69%
1Dec-132412782231.83100.27%
Expected DA/DR from January, 2014
3rd Expectation: Point 1 in every month1Aug-132362693224.4293.86%99%
1Sep-132372715226.2595.45%
1Oct-132382736228.0096.96%
1Nov-132392757229.7598.47%
1Dec-132402778231.5099.98%
Expected DA/DR from January, 2014

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25% of Salary to be paid as advance due to Onam Festival in Kerala

25% of Salary to be paid as advance due to Onam Festival in Kerala
Kerala Government has decided to issue 25% of Pay and allowances as advance to the employees of State Government in the month of September.
Government order has been issued by the Finance Department on 26th August 2013, in order to celebrate the festival of Onam in Kerala, 25% of salary to be paid in advance in the month of September who are willing to avail. The advance payment will be adjusted in the salary to be paid in October, 2013.
The advance payment will be issued on 11th, 12th and 13th September 2013, to the employees working in State Government, NMR Workers of all Departments and employees of Aided Schools, Colleges and Polytechnics.

Source: http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/2013/08/25-of-salary-to-be-paid-as-advance-due-to-onam-festival-in-kerala/

Item Wise reply of Railway Board on the issues raised by AIRF.

Item Wise reply of Railway Board on the issues raised by AIRF. 
 
The following issues raised by Federations which are outside the purview of this Ministry were referred/have been referred to concerned Ministries/Deptts. :-
 

S.No.
Item
Officer(s) concerned
Comments from the concerned Dte.
1.Setting up of VII Central Pay Commission without further delay.EDPC-IIThe issue raised under this item comes under the pruview of Ministry of Finance. Accordingly, the matter referred to MOF.
2.Merger of DA with payEDPC-IIThe issue raised under this item comes under the pruview of Ministry of Finance. Accordingly, the matter referred to MOF.
3.Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all the staff with pension and family pension scheme as available to staff appointed prior to 1.1.2004.EDF(E)The decision of introducing New Pensoin System for all the new entrants to Government/Railway Service on or after 1.1.2004 is of the Government of India taken in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs. The Ministry of Railways, being an Administrative Ministry in respect of pensionary matter is bound to adhere to the decision taken by the Government and is not empowered to take any unilateral decision in the matter. Accordingly, the matter referred to Deptt. of Financial Services.
4.Stepping up of pay of senior employee on par with junior employee consequent on modification of ACP Scheme as MACP is pending with the Railway Board.EDPC-IFor the purpose of MACP Scheme, Department of Personnel and Training is the nodal Department of the Government and instructions issued by them on this usbject ar adopted by this Ministry in reapect of Railway Employees. The issue regaring stepping up of pay of senior employees at par with their Junior drawing higher pay under MACPS has been examined in consultation with DoP&T on a reference from the Fedetations. DoP&T have advised that stepping up of pay of senior at par with thier junior drawing higher Grade Pay under MACPS is not admissible. Since, DoP&T is the nodal Department for the purpose of MACPS, this Ministry is not in position to take any unilateral decision on the matter.
5.Increase the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance to all RELHS beneficiaries.EDPC-IFor the purpose of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA), Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare is the nodal Department of Govt. and instructions issued by them on FMS, are adopted by this Ministry in respect of Railway pensioners. As such, this Ministry is not in position to take any unilateral decision on this subject. Accordingly, the matter referredt ot DOP&PW.
6.Exempt Transport Allowance and Special Duty Allowance for the pruview of Income Tax deduction.DF(X)-IThe matter regarding increases in the eligible exemption limit in the case of tranport allowance from Rs.800/- p.m. to Rs.3200/- p.m. was referred to the Ministry of Finance. However, the request of the Ministry of Railways has not been agreed to by the Ministry of Finance. 

2. The matter regarding exemption of Special Duty Allowance for the purview of Income Tax has been referred to the Ministry of Finance vide Boards O.M. No. F(X)I-2009/23/6 dated 24/9/2012. Reply is still awaited therefrom.
7.Raise the ceiling limit of Rs. 3500 for the purpose of payment of PLB.EDPC-IProductivity Linked Bonus is paid on the Railways in accordance with the scheme of Productivity Linked Bonus arrived at in consultation with the recognized federations and approval of the Government. The computation ceiling for payment of PLB has been prescribed as Rs.3500/- p.m. by the Ministry of Finance, which is the nodal Ministry and this ceiling is applicable to all Ministries & Departments of the Central Govt. Ministry of Railways cannot unilaterally take a decision in the matter. Accordingly, the matter referred to MOF.
8.Upgrade all categories of staff in Grade Pay of Rs. 2400 to Rs. 2800EDPC-IIThe pay scale of various categories of Central Government employees including Railway employees are based on the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission and accepted by the Central Government. A unilateral decision cannot be taken by Ministry of Railways on the demand raised by the Federation as it is beyond the purview of Ministry of, Railways. Accordingly, the matter referred to MOF.
9.Granting of one increment for the employees in the categories Like MCMs, Loco Running Staff, SMs, P.Way Supervisors etc when they get horizontal promotions without reckoning the same as “Promotion” for the purpose of granting financial up gradation under MACP.EDPC-IFor the purpose of MACP Scheme, Department of Personnel & Training is the nodal Department of the Govt. and instructions issued by them on this subject are adopted by this Ministry in respect of Railway employees. As per the instructions contained in Para-8 of Annexure to policy instructions on MACPS, promotion earned in the post carzying same Grade pay in the promotional hierarchy as per recruitment rules shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS. Since, DoP&T is the nodal Department for the purpose of MACPS, this Ministry is not in position to take any unilateral decision on the matter. Accordingly, the matter referred to MOF.
10.Grant parity in pension and family pension to the staff/family retired prior to 01.01.2006EDF(E)In this regard it is stated that neither the 6th Pay Commission appointed by the Government has recommended nor any decision for giving full parity in pension to pre-2006 retirees with post 2006 retirees has been taken by the Government. The Ministry of Railways being an Administrative Ministry in respect of pensionary matters is bound to adhere to the decision taken by the nodal department, the DOP&PW, Accordingly, the matter referred to Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension.
11.Raise the ceiling of Incorne Tax deduction‚ from Railway employees, Ministry of Railways are from Rs. 2.00 lakh to Rs. 3.00 lakh, as recommended by the Standing Committee on Finance.DF(X)IIIn all matters relating to recovery of Inocme Tax from Railway employees, Ministry of Railways are guided by the provisions of Income Tax Act, 1967 and various instructions received from the Ministry of Finance (Central Board of Direct Taxes) from time to time. The MoF is the nodal ministry dealing with this subject. As such, the Ministry of Railways can not take any unilateral decision in che matter. Accordingly the matter referred to MOF.
12.Implement pending Board of Arbitration Awards on House Rent Allowance, Over Time, Transport Allowance besides pay scales of Accounts Department staff.EDPC-IFor the purpose of these subjects, Ministry of Finance is the nodal Department of Govt. and this Ministry is following instructions issued by them from time to time. So far no decision as such on these issues from Ministry of Finance has been received. As MoF is the nodal Ministry on these subjects, it is not possible to take any decision unilaterally. Accordingly, the mattter referred to MOF.
13.Rectification of MACP anomalies.EDPC-IFor the purpose of MACP Scheme, Depatment of Personnel & Training is the nodal Department of the Govt. and instructions issued by them on this subject are adopted by this Ministry in respect of Railway employees. The issues raised by the Federations from time to time are examined in consultation with DOP&T and decided accordingly. Since, DOP&T is the nodal Department for the purpose of MACPS, this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them on the subjects. Accordingly, the matter refer to DOP &Trg.
14.Enhancement of Income Tax exemption limit in the case of Running StaffDF(X)IIThe matter regarding enhancement of Income Tax Exemption Limit in the case of Running staff reckoning of Running Allowance as pay for the purpose of deduction of Income Tax was referred to the inistry of Finance. However, the request of the Ministry of Railways has not been agreed to by the Ministry Of Finance.

Source: AIRF

Grant of dual (Two) family pension from military as well as DSC: PCDA Circular No. 513

Grant of dual (Two) family pension from military as well as DSC: PCDA Circular No. 513


 OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)


RAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 513
Dated: 19.07.2013

Subject: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Committee on the issue related to Defence Service Personnel and Ex Servicemen – 2012 Grant of dual (Two) family pension from military as well as DSC.


Reference: This office Circular No. 504 dated 17.01.2013.

Consequent upon issue of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 10(17)/2012-D(Pen/Pol) dated 21.03.2013 (copy enclosed), the facility of dual or two family pension to the families of Armed Forces Pensioners who get second re-employment in Civil departments after getting retired / discharged from military service and were in receipt of ordinary family pension as circulated vide this office circular No. 504 dated 17/01/2013 is also applicable to the DSC Personnel. Thus, family pensioners of the DSC personnel are also covered in the ambit of the ibid letter.

2. In view of the above Govt. order, it is requested that the dual family pension claim in respect of DSC personnel may be forwarded to this office for necessary action at this end.

3. The provision of this circular shall be effective from 24th September 2012.

4. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for disseminating across the all concerned.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

ACDA (P)
No. Gts/Tech/0167/XV
Dated: 19.07.2013

Source: http://pcdapension.nic.in

Thursday, August 29, 2013

PFRDA BILL LIKELY TO BE TAKEN UP IN PARLIAMENT ON 2nd SEPTEMBER 2013.

 PFRDA BILL LIKELY TO BE TAKEN UP IN PARLIAMENT ON 2nd SEPTEMBER 2013. 

ORGANISE TWO HOUR WALK OUT AND NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS

It is reported that PFRDA Bill will be take up in Parliament for discussion and adoption on 2nd September. Confederation National Secretariat once again calls upon all Central Government Employees to organize 2 hour walkout and nationwide protest demonstration on the day if bill is taken up or on the next day if information received late.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Source: ConfedarationHQ

Dopt Orders on Risk Allowance - Risk Allowance to Central Government employees - clarification reg.

Dopt Orders on Risk Allowance - Risk Allowance to Central Government employees - clarification reg.

 The order said that 'there is no need for issuing separate instructions continuing payment of Risk Allowance beyond 31.12.2012'.
No.21012/01/2010-Estt. (Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training


Block No.IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi, 26th August, 2013.
Office Memorandum

Subject: Risk Allowance to Central Government employees - clarification reg.

Reference in invited to this Department’s O.M. No.21012/01/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 18th June, 2012 wherein the grant of Risk Allowance was extended at the then existing rates beyond 30.06.2012 and upto 31.12.2012. Subsequently, vide this Department’s OM. No.21012/01/2010-Estt. (Allowance) dated October 18, 2012 the rates of Risk Allowance were revised with effect from 1st September, 2008, implying that grant of Risk Allowance would be at revised rates w.e.f. 1st September, 2008 onwards. Hence, there is no need for issuing separate instructions continuing payment of Risk Allowance beyond 31.12.2012.

This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Establishment).

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(S.G.Mulchandaney)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source :www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/21012_01_2010-Estt.Allowance-26082013.pdf]

Executive Engineers in 3rd MACP with GP 7600 not entitled for NFU: CPWD Clarification

Executive Engineers in 3rd MACP with GP 7600 not entitled for NFU: CPWD Clarification
 The Executive Engineers who have already been granted 3rd Financial up-gradation in the grade pay of Rs 7600/- under MACP scheme would not be entitled for NFU to the same grade in future - Clarification by CPWD.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
CENTRAL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
N1RMAN BHAWAN, NEW DELHI.

DG/Estt./15
Date:- 29/08/2013

 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Civilian Employees-Clarification regarding grant of benefits of MACPS to Officers who have later on inducted into Organized Group A Service.


The undersigned is directed to refer to DOPT's O.M No. 35034/10/2011-Estt. dated 13/06/2013 regarding grant of 3rd financial upgradation under MACP scheme in respect of Executive Engineers who have already been inducted into Organized Group 'A' Services. In this connection, DOPT vide above OM clarified that it has been decided to allow grant of financial up-gradation under MACPs with effect from the due date to those officers who are inducted to the organized Group `A' Services when they are nearing retirement subject to the condition that only at the time of retirement an evaluation of up-gradation/promotion earned by the officer would be made. In case such officers have already attained three financial up-gradations under MACP scheme, they shall not be entitled for NFU to the same grade from a later date (Copy enclosed).

In view of above, the Executive Engineers who have already been granted 3rd Financial up-gradation in the grade pay of Rs 7600/- under MACP scheme would not be entitled for NFU to the same grade in future.

sd/-
(Suresh Chandra)
Deputy Director (Admn).
Source: www.cpwd.nic.in

Changes in the scheme of selection process for recruitment to the promotion quota of various cadres of All India Services

Changes in the scheme of selection process for recruitment to the promotion quota of various cadres of All India Services

 It has been approved in principle, to consider a few changes in the scheme of selection process for recruitment to the promotion quota of various cadres of All India Services.  As per the existing regulations, the assessment of the suitability of a candidate is made on the basis of his service records.  As per the revised scheme, it is proposed to assess the candidate on the basis of four components i.e. ‘Written Examination’, ‘Length of Service’, ‘Assessment of Performance Appraisal Reports’ and ‘Interviews’.

The above decision was taken after consulting the State Governments and the concerned Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs i.e., the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Environment and Forest).  Further, to implement the scheme, necessary amendments in the concerned rules/regulations are necessary.  The State Governments & the CCAs concerned have been consulted on this aspect also.  The Central Government has received certain objections from different quarters, such as that the new scheme will be detrimental to the interests of senior state services officers, the officers belonging to the categories of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes; it would also undermine the element of experience viz-a-viz academic knowledge and would be against the larger public interest as the officers would prefer studying in place of doing public service, etc.   The inputs received in this regard from the State Governments and other quarters will be kept in view in firming up the regulations.

 This was stated by Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in written reply to a question by Dr. Chandan Mitra today.

****

KSD/SAMIR/sk

Annexure A
SUMMARY OF THE AFFIDAVIT BY THE GOVERNMENT

The salient features of the affidavit are as under:


a. Non Interference in Investigation
Non-interference in investigation of CBI in PC Act offence cases is already provided in the DSPE Act.

b. Appointment of Director, CBI
Appointment of  Director CBI by the President on the recommendation of a Committee consisting of Prime Minister as Chairperson, Leader of Opposition in the House of People as Member and the Chief Justice of India or a Judge of the Supreme Court nominated by him as Member.

c. Removal of Director, CBI
Removal of Director CBI, only by order of the President on grounds of proved misbehavior and incapacity after the Central Vigilance Commission on a reference made to it by the President has reported that the Director is guilty based on an inquiry conducted in accordance with the AIS Rules in this regard.

d. Director, CBI as member of Selection Committee
Induction of Director CBI as full-fledged member in the Selection Committee for recommending selection of officers of CBI of the level of SP and above.

e. Superintendence on Non-PC Act offences
Superintendence of the Delhi Special Police Establishment for all cases (other than Prevention of Corruption Act offences whose superintendence is with Central Vigilance Commission) has been in the Central Government, with a rider that while exercising the powers of superintendence, the Central Government shall not exercise powers in such a manner so as to require the Delhi Special Police Establishment to investigate or dispose of any case in a particular manner.

f. Timeline for prosecution of officers under Section 6(A) of DSPE Act
On the required approval of the Central Government before conducting inquiry or investigation against officers of JS level or above under Section 6(A) of DSPE Act, it has been provided that the Central Government shall take a final decision within a period of 3 months and an order declining such request would contain reasons in support thereof.

g. Appointment of Director (Prosecution)
Director of Prosecution is to be selected based on the recommendation of the Selection Committee, headed by the Central Vigilance Commissioner with Secretary DoPT, Secretary MHA, and Secretary Department of Legal Affairs as members and Director CBI as member convener. The categories of persons who shall be eligible for appointment, apart from cadre officers of the Ministry of Law & Justice, would include a person who has been in practice as an advocate for not less than 15 years and has been designated as a senior advocate. Powers and functions of the Director of Prosecution have been delineated.

h. Institutional accountability of CBI
Establishment of an Accountability Commission has been proposed to ensure institutional accountability of CBI.  The Commission will consist of three whole time Members, to be appointed by the President, from amongst the  retired judges of the Supreme Court or the High Court with the senior most judge as the Chairperson of the Commission and the CVC as an ex-officio Member. The salary and allowances and the other terms and conditions would be as may be prescribed by the Government. The jurisdiction, functions and powers of the Commission have been detailed. The Commission would entertain and inquire into allegations of misbehavior, incapacity, impropriety or irregularity on the part of officers and staff of DSPE. However the complainant has to approach the Director in the first instance.

i. Financial Autonomy:
                  Apart from functional autonomy to CBI, the financial powers of the Director shall be equivalent to the powers exercisable by the Director General of Central Reserve Police Force.

j. In accordance with Cabinet`s approval the Central Government shall introduced a Bill containing the necessary amendments in Parliament and the same shall be moved in accordance with Parliamentary procedure.

Source : PIB

Revision of Special Pay granted to Trolleyman working in Engineering and S&T Departments - reg.

Revision of Special Pay granted to  Trolleyman  working  in  Engineering and S&T  Departments - reg.
N F I R
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3,CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 11O055
Affillated to :
lndian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

NO. IV/NFIR/VIth CPC/Main/10/Pt. IX
Dated: 27/08/2013
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
NEW DELHI

Dear Sir,

Sub:  Revision of Special Pay granted to  Trolleyman  working  in  Engineering and S&T  Departments - reg.

Ref:  (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 34/2012.
          (ii) Railway Board's letter No. E (P&A) I-2012/FE-4/5 dated 10/07/2013.
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While going through the observations/recommendations of the Committee pursuant to the instructions of  DoP&T  (based on Vth  CPC), the Federation notes that absolutely harsh criteria has been proposed by the committee of Executive Directors, Railway Board in listing out categories for grant of Risk Allowance.

2.  In this connection, NFIR  wishes to bring to the notice of the Railway Board that the nominated Committee was required to bifurcate the categories of staff into two types of risks involved in the course of performing duties as defined by the Vth CPC. These are:

  • Continuous risks: Where the employee is prone to risk fully or partially in the course of performing Railway duties and
  • Contingent  risks:  In this category of risk the Railway employees have to face risk like one - time event and also when the event is uncertain.

3.  Federation further desires to highlight that the Committee has incorrectly denotified following  categories of  staff who face continuous risk  in the course of  performing railway duties by virtue of their job contents:-

  • Gate Keepers
  • Track Maintainers
  • Staff handling 440 Volts & above equipments,
  • Shuntman
  • Shunting Master
  • Shunting Jamadar
  • Shunting Porter
  • Trolley man
  • TRD Lineman
  • Welder

The contention of NFIR could be established  by the fact that every year in the Train accidents, derailments etc some of the staff of above categories get injured and more than often killed due to their nature ofjob involving continuous risk.

List of denotified categories of staff, therefore needs to revised to include at least above categories for payment of Risk Allowance.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to  review the decision and issue suitable instructions on the above lines to settle the demand raised in the pNM meeting. Copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed  to the Federation.

Yours faithfully
(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Copy to the General Secretaries  of affiliated unions of NFIR.
Copy to the Media Centre/NFIR.
File No. 34/2012 (pNM).
File No. I/5 (9).
Copy to VII CPC file.


Source: www.nfirindia.org

Children Education Allowance

Children Education Allowance

  • Children Education Allowance Scheme for reimbursement of expenditure on education of school going children has been introduced for Railway employees from 1st September,2008 by merging Children Education Allowance and Reimbursement of Tuition Fee.
  • Consequent to the introduction of Children Education Allowance Scheme Para1130 of IREM Vol.I providing for advance of one month’s pay for purchase of outfit for children attending the schools is deleted.  (Ref 6)

Eligibility Conditions

  • Children Education Allowance can be availed by Railway employees upto a maximum of eldest two surviving children. (Ref 1,5&7)
  •  A person appointed as ‘Trainee’ on compassionate ground shall be allowed Children Education Allowance as per the admissible rates. (Ref 12)
  • Children Education allowance is admissible for more than two children if the number of children exceeds two as a result of second child birth resulting in twins or multiple births. (Ref 3)
  • The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible also for the first child born after failure of sterilization operation (Ref 10)
  • Reimbursement of educational expenditure of children from classes nursery (2 classes prior to Class I) to twelfth studying in a recognized school /institution will be allowed subject to upper age limit of 20 years.  Recognised school/institution in this regard means a Govt. school  or any educational institution whether in receipt of Govt. aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Govt. or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.   (Ref 1,7,8& 12)
  • In  cases where minimum qualifications for admission in the two years Diploma course in Polytechnic is 10th Class and the student joins the polytechnic after passing X class, the reimbursement of tuition fees shall also be allowed for the 1st and 2nd year classes of the above course. (Ref 3)
  • Even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall not be stopped. (Ref 1). However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the mid-session, CEA shall not be reimbursable (Ref 14).
  • In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance.(Ref 1)
  • Hostel subsidy and Children Education Allowance cannot be availed concurrently.(Ref 1)
  • Reimbursement should be made on the submission of original receipts on the basis of self-certification by the Railway employee.(Ref 1)
  • In case of misplacement of receipts given by the school/institution towards charges received from the parents / guardian, reimbursement may be allowed if the employee produces a duplicate receipt, duly authenticated by the school authorities. (Ref 11)
  • CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal and Bhutan, who are employees of Government of India, and whose children are studying in the native place. However, a certificate may be obtained from the concerned Indian Mission that the school is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated. (Ref 14)

Items permitted for reimbursement(Ref 1)

  •     Tuition Fee
  •     Admission fee
  •     Laboratory fee
  •     Special fee charged for agriculture, electronics, music or any other subject.
  •     Fee charged for practical work under the programme of work experience. Fee paid for the use of any aid or appliance by the child.
  •     Library fee
  •     Games/sports fee.
  •     Fee for extra-curricular activities.
  •     Reimbursement for purchase of one set of text books and notebooks in an academic year(Ref 14).
  •     Reimbursement for purchase of two sets of uniforms and one set of school shoes in an academic year (Ref 14).
  •     VidyalyaVikasNidhi charged by KendriyaVidyalayas (Ref 7)
  •     CEA may be allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” also (Ref 8)
  •     Development Fee/Parents’ Contribution charged by the school/institution in lieu of tuition fee(Ref 11)
  •     Fee charged directly by the school/institution for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities, duly certified by the school authorities(Ref 11)

Following are not permitted for Reimbursement

  •     Expenses  on coaching classes in a Tuition /Coaching Centre would not be admissible.  (Ref 4)
  •     No reimbursement is permissible for Annual Charges and Transportation fees.  (Ref 14)
  •     Reimbursement of school bags, pens/pencils, water bottle, stationery etc., may not be allowed. (Ref 14)

Amount of Reimbursement

  •     The annual ceiling fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance is Rs.15000/- per academic year. (Ref 9)
  •     Reimbursement can be claimed once every quarter.
  •     A Railway employee is allowed to get 50% of the overall annual ceiling in the first quarter and the remaining amount in third and or fourth quarter. Frontloading of the entire amount in the first and second quarters is not allowed. An employee can claim full amount subject to the annual ceiling amount in the last quarter.(Ref 10 & 11)
  •     The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.(Ref 1)
  •     Any enhancement in the ceiling of reimbursement per annum due to increase in DA by 50% shall be applicable on pro-rata basis from the date of increase in DA, subject to actual expenditure during the quarter. (Ref 11)

Disabled Children

  •     Reimbursement of Education Allowance for disabled children upto 22 years (having a minimum Disability of 40% ) of Government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates prescribed.  (Ref 2& 3)
  •     The annual ceiling for reimbursement of education allowance for disabled children of Government employees will be Rs. 30,000/- per annum per child(Ref 2&9)
  •     Children Education Allowance in case of a physically /mentally handicapped child studying in any institution aided or approved by the Central/State Govt. or UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities shall be reimbursed irrespective of whether the institution is ‘recognized’ (Ref 3)

CEA during leave, suspension

  •     Children Education Allowance shall be admissible to a Govt. servant under suspension or on leave ( including extra ordinary leave). However any period which is treated as ‘dies non’ the Govt. servant shall not be eligible for the Allowance for the period. (Ref 3)

CEA in case of new appointment, Death in service, Retirement, Removal

  •     Employees who join service in the middle of academic year would be entitled to the Allowance on a pro-rata basis for each completed month per child.  (Ref 4)
  •     In case of retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service  -CEA/hostel subsidy shall be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Railway employee ceases to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Govt. Servant worked prior to these events. (Ref 8)
  •     Dying in harness - If a Govt. servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Govt. servant was working prior to his death. (Ref 8)

References

1.   Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 1.10.2008 (RBE No.135 /08) PC-VI No. 24
2.   Railway Board’s letter No. E[W]2008/ED-2/5 dated 13.10.2008    (RBE No. 150/08) [PC-VI No. 33]
3.   Railway Board's letter No. E[W]2008/ED-2/4 dated 18/19.12.2008 (RBE No. 197/08)
4.   Railway Board's letter No.E[W]2008/ED-2/4 dated 04.05.2009 [RBE No.78/09]
5.   Railway Board's letter No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 10.6.2009 [RBE No.100/09] PC-VI No.109/09
6.   Railway Board's letter No.F[E]Spl.2005/ADV./6/1 dtd 25.08.2009[RBE No.147/09]ACS No. 211/09
7.   Railway Board's letter No.E[W]2008/ED-2/4 dated 04.01.2010    [RBE No.01/10] PC VI No. 175
8.   Railway Board’s letter No. E(W) 2008/ED-2/4 dated 22.02.2011 (RBE No. 25/2011), PC-VI No. 249
9.   Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01.06.2011 (RBE No. 78/2011) (PC-VI 261)
10. Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 28/09/2011 (RBE No. 132/2011)
11.  Railway Board Letter No:   E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 04.04.2012 (RBE No:   45/2012)   PC-VI No.288
12. Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I1/1998/RC-1/64 dated 14.09.2012 RBI NO. 102/2012
13. Railway Board Letter No:   E(W)2008/ED-24 dated 31/08/2012      PC-VI No. 298/2012 (RBE No:  93/2012)
14. Railway Board’s letter No.E(W2008/ED-2/4        Dated          07.06.2013 (RBE No.  55/2013) PC-VI No.319

Source:  http://indianrailwayemployee.com/content/children-education-allowance-cea

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dental Clinics in CGHS Dispensaries

Dental Clinics in CGHS Dispensaries

The dental services in CGHS Delhi have been outsourced in 13 Wellness Centres (5 under Central Zone and 8 under South Zone) for 22 dental procedures. The location wise details are at Annexure-A.

The details of payment made to the service provider in respect of these clinics from the starting of the services till July, 2013 are at Annexure-B.

No specific complaint has been reported about such irregularities committed by the dental clinics in connivance of some officers. However deficiency in services has been reported from the beneficiaries. An Inspection Committee has been constituted for regular inspection of the dental units to ensure proper delivery of services as per the terms and conditions of the agreement.
ANNEXURE –A
Details of CGHS Wellness Centers where the Dental Care Services have been outsourced
Central Zone : New Delhi
S. No.Wellness Centres NameAddress
1.Dr. Z.H. Road (D44)CGHS Dispensary Building, Dr. Z.H. Road, New Delhi.
2.Chitra Gupta Road (D51)CGHS Dispensary Building, Near Aram Bagh, New Delhi.
3.Aliganj, Lodhi Road -I (D9)CGHS Dispensary Building, Near Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
4.Kali Bari (D 76)CGHS Dispensary Building, Kali Bari Marg, DIZ Area, New Delhi.
5.CGHS Dispensary ChanakyapuriCGHS Dispensary Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

South Zone: New Delhi
S. No.Wellness Centres NameAddress
1.Sadiq Nagar (D63)CGHS Dispensary Building , Behind Siri Fort Road, Near G.K.-I, New Delhi.
2.SriniwasPuriCGHS Dispensary Building, Sriniwaspuri, New Delhi
3.PushpVihar (D78)A-B/125, 126, 127 – Sector –IV, PushpVihar, New Delhi.
4.R.K. Puram-V (57)CGHS Dispensary Building, Sector-XII, R.K. Puram.
5.Moti Bagh (D 16)CGHS Dispensary Building near Begum Zaidi Market, Moti Bagh, New Delhi.
6.Kidwai Nagar (D 12)CGHS Dispensary Building, 61-63, Kidwai Nagar.
7.Kalkaji. I (D42)CGHS Maternity Centre & Dispensary, Kalkaji.
8.Faridabad (D70)CGHS Dispensary Building, NH-4, Faridabad.

ANNEXURE –B
Details of Expenditure of Outsourced Dental Units in CGHS Delhi
(Figures in Rs)
S. No.MonthCentral ZoneSouth ZoneTotal
1.Oct-11448956-448956
2.Nov-11497881-497881
3.Dec-114043711--
4.Jan-12---
5.Feb-12---
6.Mar-12176163-176163
7.Apr-12117914225864243765566
8.May-1213006909-13006909
9.Jun-12130370552908706594575
10.Jul-1248477019285302413300
11.Aug-123552947744326910996216
12.Sep-1226639519411973605148
13.Oct-122425373-2425373
14.Nov-123272900-3272900
15.Dec-122359883-2359883
16.Jan-13174047920751113815590
17.Feb-1329846124906502789111
18.Mar-1365191381436177120880909
19.Apr-13258286025864245169284
20.May-13557993332510848831017
21.Jun-1326288541282363415452488
22.Jul-134296128742015411716282

This information was given by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.

BN/BK/HB
(Release ID :98825)
Source: PIB

FAQ by DoPT of Recruitment Rules – Deputation, Qualifying Service, Promotions, Absorption etc.

 FAQ by DoPT of Recruitment Rules – Deputation, Qualifying Service, Promotions, Absorption etc.


No. AB.14017/13/2013-Estt. (RR) (1349)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi

FAQs on Recruitment Rules

1. What are Recruitment Rules?
2. What are Service Rules?
3. Whether Recruitment Rules are applicable retrospectively?
4. Why are Recruitment Rules framed?
5. Why are Recruitment Rules amended?
6. How Recruitment Rules are framed/ amended?
7. Why and how are Recruitment Rules relaxed?
8. Who is competent authority to frame/amend the Recruitment Rules?
9. Who is competent authority to frame/amend the Recruitment Rules of Group 'C' posts?
10. Who is competent authority to relax the Recruitment Rules of Group 'C' posts?
11. What is the format/ procedure to send the proposal for consultation with Department of Personnel & Training for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules?
12. What are model Recruitment Rules?
13. What is procedure for consultation with Union Public Service Commission?
14. What is initial constitution clause in Recruitment Rules?
15. Whether reservation, relaxation of age limit and other concessions for special categories of persons are applicable in Recruitment Rules .
16. What is the schedule in Recruitment Rules?
17. What is notification part of Recruitment Rules?
18. What are the upper age limits prescribed for Direct Recruitment?
19. What are relaxations available for upper age limit in direct Recruitment Rules?
20. How to calculate crucial date for age limit?
21. How is the educational and other qualification required for direct recruit fixed?
22. Whether the educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits are applicable to promotees?
23. Whether any age limit prescribed for promotion?
24. When probation for appointment to a post/service in Central Government is prescribed? What is the duration of probation?
25. What are the methods of recruitments?
26. How is the method of recruitment or percentage of vacancies to be filled by various methods of recruitment decided?
27. What is promotion?
28. What is Direct Recruitment?
29. What is Deputation?
30. What is short term contract?
31. Whether absorption and Deputation are synonymous? What is absorption?
32. What is composite method of recruitment?
33. How is field of deputation decided?
34. How is the period of qualifying service for promotion decided?
35. What is the maximum age limit for Deputation?
36. What is the crucial date for determination of eligibility of absorption) deputation?
37. How is Departmental Committee formed?
38. What are the circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission is to be consulted for recruitment?
39. Whether recruitment to a post can be made in absence of recruitment rules of a post?
40. What are the limits for notification of Recruitment Rules?
41. What needs to be done in case where posts are transferred to some other Ministries/ Departments?




1. What are Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Recruitment Rules are rules notified under proviso to Article 309 or any specific statutes for post(s) prescribing inter alia the method of Recruitment and eligibility for such recruitment. It contains notification part having substantive rules and schedule part (as per prescribed Annexure-I). Recruitment Rules are subordinate legislation and so, they are statutory in nature.

2. What are Service Rules?
Ans. Service Rules are Recruitment Rules for any of the Organized Central Services covering many aspects including constitution of the Service, seniority, probation and other conditions of service.


3. Whether Recruitment Rules are applicable retrospectively?

Ans. The legal position is that the posts are to be filled up as per the eligibility conditions prescribed in the Recruitment Rules in force at the time of occurrence of vacancies unless the Recruitment Rules are amended retrospectively. The practice has however been to give effect to the Recruitment Rules prospectively.


4. Why are Recruitment Rules framed?

Ans. As soon as decision is taken to create a new post/ service to upgrade any post or re-structure any service, the Recruitment Rules/ Service Rules are framed. Any post is filled up as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules/ Service Rules.
5. Why are Recruitment Rules amended?

Ans. Revision in the Recruitment Rules is made by way of amendment to incorporate changes due to implementation of Central Pay Commission Report, modification of orders/ instructions on the subject, creation/ abolition of posts etc. during the intervening period.


6. How Recruitment Rules are framed/ amended?

Ans. Recruitment Rules for Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ posts/ service are framed/amended by the administrative Ministry/Department in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training, Union Public Service Commission and Ministry of Law (Legislative Department) and approval of competent authority in the Ministry/ Department to be obtained.

7. Why and how are Recruitment Rules relaxed?

Ans. The power to relax clause in the Recruitment Rules/ Service Rules provides the authority to relax the rules in respect of class or category of person. The administrative Ministry/ Department may resort to relaxation of the rules consultation with Department of Personnel & Training and Union Public Service Commission.

8. Who is competent authority to frame/amend the Recruitment Rules?

Ans. All Recruitment Rules including their amendments should be approved at the level of Minister-in-charge, unless the Minister has by general or special order delegated such approval at a lower level(s).

9. Who is competent authority to frame/amend the Recruitment Rules of Group 'C' posts?

Ans. Administrative Ministries/ Departments are empowered to frame/ amend the Recruitment Rules in respect of Group 'C' posts keeping in view the guidelines/ Model Recruitment Rules issued by this Department on various aspects. In case of deviation from existing guidelines/ Model Recruitment Rules, the concurrence of Department of Personnel & Training is to be obtained.

10. Who is competent authority to relax the Recruitment Rules of Group 'C' posts?

Ans. The Ministries/ Departments are competent to relax the Recruitment Rules for Group 'C' posts. The provisions governing upper age limit or qualifications for direct recruitment should not however be relaxed without prior concurrence of Department of Personnel & Training.

11. What is the format/ procedure to send the proposal for consultation with Department of Personnel & Training for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Proposal for framing/ amendment of Recruitment Rules fs r Group 'A' & Group 'B' posts (except Service Rules) is sent to Department f Personnel & Training, first, on-line under Recruitment Rules Framing Amendment and Monitoring System (RRFAMS) of the on-line services of Department of Personnel & Training. After approval of on-line Recruitment Rules in Department of Personnel & Training, the proposal is referred by the Administrative Ministry/ Department in a file with a self-contained note accompanied inter alia the following: -
(i) Check-list for sending proposal to Department of Personnel & Training.
(ii) Copy of the report of freezed on-line Recruitment Rules.
(iii) Draft Recruitment Rules including notification and Schedule 1 (for posts other than those in the Organized Services) in the proforma in Annexure I.
(iv) Supporting particulars in Annexure II (for framing of Recruitment Rules)/ Annexure-III (for amendment of Recruitment Rules), as prescribed in Department of Personnel & Training OM No. AB.14017/48/2010-Estt.(RR) dated 31.12.2010.
(v) Recruitment Rules for the feeder posts(s) and the higher post, if any.
(vi) Present sanctioned strength of the post for which rules are being framed/ amended as also of the lower and higher posts.

12. What are model Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Model Recruitment Rules for a number of common categories of posts have been framed in consultation with Union Public Service Commission, wherever required. While framing/ amending Recruitment Rules for such posts, the model rules should be adhered to.

13. What is procedure for consultation with Union Public Service Commission?

Ans. After obtaining the concurrence of the Department of Personnel & Training, the Administrative Ministry / Department should refer the draft Recruitment Rules for posts/ services which are within the purview of the Union Public Service Commission in a self-contained letter to the Commission, along with the information in the prescribed proforma (Check list, Annexure II/ Annexure-III etc.). It should be stated in the letter to the Commission whether the clearance of the Department of Personnel & Training (and also the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare were required) ha been obtained in respect of the proposals in question.

14. What is initial constitution clause in Recruitment Rules?

Ans. In cases where a new service is formed and the Recruitment Rules are framed for the first time and that there are officers already holding different categories of posts proposed to be included in the service on regular / long term basis, a suitable 'Initial Constitution' Clause may be inserted in the Notification so as to count the regular service rendered by such officers before the date of notification of the Rules.

15. Whether reservation, relaxation of age limit and other concessions for special categories of persons are applicable in Recruitment Rules?

Ans. These concessions in recruitments are made applicable by inserting the following 'Saving Clause' in the covering notification of the Recruitment Rules:-
"Nothing in those rules shall affect reservations, relaxation of age-limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Ex-servicemen and other special categories of persons, in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard".
16. What is the schedule in Recruitment Rules?

Ans. The schedule of Recruitment Rules of post(s) is a 13 columns table as per prescribed Annexure-I (vide OM No. AB-14017/48/20l0-Esft. (RR) dated 3 1.12.2010) containing details of the post(s) along with method of recruitment and eligibility criteria. The prescribed schedule is used for post(s) which are not covered by any organized service.

17. What is notification part of Recruitment Rules?

Ans. Notification of Recruitment Rules contains the substantive rules which include the provisions related to title, date of commencement, enabling provision for applicability of schedule, disqualification clause, power to relax clause, saving clause and any other rule specific to a post viz, initial constitution clause, liability for all-India Service etc.

18. What are the upper age limits prescribed for Direct Recruitment?

Ans. The upper age limits for different posts depend upon the nature of duties, educational qualifications and experience requirements as prescribed in this Department OM No. AB- 14017/48/201 0-Estt (RR) dated 31 .1 2.2010 (Para 3.7.4.1 & 3.7.4.2).

19. What are relaxations available for upper age limit in direct Recruitment Rules?

Ans. A provision is prescribed in the recruitment rules for relaxation of the upper age-limit for departmental candidates up to 40 years for appointment by direct recruitment to Groups C posts and for Government servants up to 5 years for direct recruitment to Groups A and B posts:

20. How to calculate crucial date for age limit?

Ans. In the case of recruitment through the Union Public Service Commission and the Staff Selection Commission, the crucial date for determining the age- limit shall be as advertised by the UPSC / SSC. In the case of other recruitment, the crucial date for determining the age-limit shall be the closing date for receipt of applications from candidates in India (and not the closing date prescribed for those in Assam etc.).

21. How is the educational and other qualification required for direct recruit fixed?

Ans. The minimum educational qualifications and experience required for direct recruitment may be indicated as precisely as possible and if necessary, into two parts, viz., “Essential Qualifications” and “Desirable Qualifications” taking into account the pay band! grade pay and the nature of duties, and the provisions in the approved Recruitment Rules for similar higher and lower posts in the same hierarchy.

22. Whether the educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits are applicable to promotees?

Ans. The educational qualifications are not generally insisted upon in the case of promotion to posts of non-technical nature; but for scientific and technical posts, these should be insisted upon, in the interest of administrative efficiency, at least in the case of senior Group A posts in the Pay Band-3 Grade Pay Rs. 6600 and above. Sometimes the qualifications for junior Group A posts and Group B posts may not be insisted upon in full but only the basic qualification in the discipline may be insisted upon.

23. Whether any age limit prescribed for promotion?

Ans. Unless there are any specific grounds, the age limit prescribed for direct recruits are not insisted upon in the case of promotees.

24. When probation for appointment to a post/service in Central Government is prescribed? What is the duration of probation?

Ans. The probation is prescribed when there is direct recruitment, promotion from one Group to another e.g. Group B to Group A or officers re-employed before the age of superannuation. There will be no probation for promotion from one grade to another but within the same group of posts e.g. from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘C’ and for appointment on contract basis, tenure basis, re-employment after superannuation and absorption. The period of probation is as prescribed in this Department OM No. AB-14017/48/2010-Estt (RR) dated 3 1.12.2010 (Para 3.10.1 & 3.10.2).

25. What are the methods of recruitments?

Ans. The different methods of recruitment are:
(a) Promotion
(b) Direct Recruitment
(c) Deputation
(d) Absorption
(e) Re-employment
(f) Short-term contract

26. How is the method of recruitment or percentage of vacancies to be filled by various methods of recruitment decided?

Ans. The percentage of vacancies to be filled by each method that may be prescribed for a particular post or Service depend on a judicious blending of several considerations, e.g.,
(i) the nature of duties, qualifications and experience required;
(ii) the availability of suitable personnel possessing, the requisite qualifications and experience within a cadre. .
(iii) The need for ensuring that suitable incentives exist for the maintenance of an adequate standard of efficiency in the cadre;
(iv) Consideration of the question whether, having regard to the role to be performed by a specified cadre or Service, it is necessary to provide for direct intake of officers at an appropriate level with a view to injecting fresh knowledge and experience that may not be normally available in a particular Service or Department etc.
(v) The proper mix of the six methods of recruitment i.e. (a) promotion (b) direct recruitment (c) deputation (d) absorption (e) re-employment (I) short-term contract (mentioned at (a) to (f) above).

27. What is promotion?

Ans. Promotion is method of recruitment from feeder grade post(s) to higher post in the hierarchy as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules. If promotion is kept as a method of recruitment, it is also necessary to lay down the number of years of qualif5ring service before the persons in the field become eligible for promotion. Only regular, and not ad hoc, period of service is taken into account for purposes of computing this service.

28. What is Direct Recruitment?

Ans. Direct recruitment is the recruitment which is open to all candidates, eligible as per the provisions regarding age, educational qualification! experience etc. as prescribed in Recruitment Rules.

29. What is Deputation?

Ans. Deputation is a method of recruitment where officers of Central Government Departments or State! UT Governments from outside are appointed to post(s) in Central Government for a limited period, by the end of which they will have to return to their parent cadres. In case of isolated post, it is desirable to keep the method of recruitment of deputation! short term contract as otherwise the incumbents of such posts, if directly recruited, will not have any avenue of promotion! career progression.

30. What is short term contract?

Ans. Short term contract is also a form of deputation where officers from non-
Government bodies e.g. universities, research institutions, public sector undertakings for teaching, research, scientific and technical post(s) can come to Central Government posts.

31. Whether absorption and Deputation are synonymous? What is absorption?

Ans. Absorption and deputation are not synonymous. There is a substantial difference between absorption and deputation. Under the provision absorption, the officer, who initially comes on deputation, may be permanently absorbed in the post! grade if recruitment rules prescribe for absorption as mode of recruitment. Such absorption can be effected only in the case of officers who are on deputation from the Central I State Government.

32. What is composite method of recruitment?

Ans. In cases where the field of promotion or feeder grade consists of only one post, the method of recruitment by “deputation (including short-term contract) / promotion” is prescribed so that the eligible departmental officer is considered along with outsiders. If the departmental candidate is selected for appointment to the post; it is to be treated as having been filled by promotion; otherwise, the post is to be filled by deputation I short-term contract for the prescribed period of deputation / short-term contract at the end of which the departmental officer will again be afforded an opportunity to be considered for appointment to the post.

33. How is field of deputation decided?

Ans. The field for “deputation! short-term contract! absorption should, as far as possible, consist of officers holding analogous posts on regular basis but may be widened to include officers working in the next lower grade also with the qualifying service on regular basis normally prescribed for promotion.

34. How is the period of qualifying service for promotion decided?

Ans. The qualifying service for promotion from one grade to another is necessary so that there is no premature promotion or undue jump in pay and also to ensure that the officer has sufficient opportunity to demonstrate his competence/potential for holding the higher post. The period of qualifying service varies from post to post depending upon the scale of pay and the experience, required for manning the higher post. Broadly, the following qualifying service to be followed is prescribed in this Department OM No. AB1 4017/48/2010-Estt (R.R) dated 31.12.2010 (para 3.12.2).

35. What is the maximum age limit for Deputation?

Ans. The maximum age limit for appointment on deputation (including short term contract) or absorption shall be not exceeding 56 years as on the closing date of receipt of applications.

36. What is the crucial date for determination of eligibility of absorption) deputation?

Ans. The guidelines for crucial date for determination of eligibility for absorption! deputation are 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/ Department! Organization responsible for making appointment to the post i.e. originating Ministry etc.
(ii) In the case where a vacancy is anticipated, the crucial date for determining eligibility should be the date on which the vacancy is expected to arise.

37. How is Departmental Committee formed?

Ans. When promotion is kept as a method of recruitment, the detailed composition of the Departmental Promotion Committee, with minimum 3 officers, may be indicated. In the case of promotion to Group ‘A’ posts, the Union Public Service Commission shall also be associated. The total strength of DPC including Chairman need not necessarily be an odd number, as the decision is to be taken as a joint one.

38. What are the circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission is to be consulted for recruitment?

Ans. 1.JPSC is required to consult in case of recruitment to all Central Civil Services and Central Civil Posts. Exemption from Consultation with Union Public Service Commission is governed by the Union Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1958 as amended from time to time and the Central Civil Services and Civil Posts (Consultation with Union Public Commission) Rules, 1999 as amended. Some of the circumstances in which the Union Public Service Commission are to be consulted in making recruitment to the posts are illustrated below: (i) Direct Recruitment,
(ii) Re-employment,
(iii) Absorption,
(iv) Composite method of recruitment (i.e. where the departmental candidate
is to be considered along with outsiders),
(v) In case of deputation — (a) if the field for consideration includes State Government Officers or Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ officers of the Central Government simultaneously and (b) if the field for consideration consists of not only Central/State Government officers but also officers from nonG overnment institutions
(vi) Any relaxation or amendment of the provisions of the Recruitment Rules.

39. Whether recruitment to a post can be made in absence of recruitment rules of a post?

Ans. If there are overriding compulsions for filling any Group A or Group B post in the absence of Recruitment Rules, then the Ministries! Department may make reference to Union Public Service Commission for determination of method of recruitment as a onetime measure for filling up of a post on regular basis.

40. What are the limits for notification of Recruitment Rules?

Ans. The Recruitment Rules or amendment(s) thereto as finally approved by the Union Public Service Commission are required to be notified within a period of 10 weeks from the date of receipt of their advice letter. This time limit should be strictly adhered to.

41. What needs to be done in case where posts are transferred to some other Ministries/ Departments?

Ans. The Ministry/Departments concerned should mutually agree for transfer of the posts and the same should be concurred by Department of Expenditure. Thereafter, the existing RR needs to be de-notified in consultation of Department of Personnel & Training, Union Public Service Commission and Ministry of Law. Suitable recruitment rules in the transferred Department may be framed? amended following due procedure.

Source : www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/AB.14017_13_2013-Estt-RR.pdf]

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