Thursday, July 25, 2013

Third Cadre Review of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS) - suggestions/inputs of the Ministries/Departments/Organisations participating in CSS

Third Cadre Review of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS) - suggestions/inputs of the Ministries/Departments/Organisations participating in CSS

No.19/3/2013-CS-I(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi -110003
July 25, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Third Cadre Review of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS)- suggestions/inputs of the Ministries/Departments/Organisations participating in CSS.

The undersigned directed to refer to this Ministry's O.M. of even number dated 6th June, 2013 on the subject mentioned above (copy enclosed) and to say that it has been decided to seek additional information from the Ministries/Departments as in the attached proforma.

2. All the Ministries/Departments/Organisations participating in CSS are, therefore, requested to furnish desired information in the format circulated earlier and also the additional information in the proforma now being circulated at the earliest latest by 14th August, 2013 with the approval of the Secretary concerned.

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(Utkararsh R Tiwaari)
Director

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CADRE REVIEW OF THE CENTRAL SECRETARIAT SERVICE

1.
Annual Budget for the Ministry/ Deptt. for last five years
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14

2.
New Schemes/ Programmes/ activities added since the financial year 2010-11 
3.
Schemes/Programmes/ activities discontinued/closed since the financial year 2010-11
 
4.
No. of Sections/Desks in the Ministry/Department as on 1.7.2013 
5.
Whether the existing staff  strength is adequate to handle the present work load?
 
6.
The requirement of manpower in CSS/CSCS as on date, justified with the work load
Grade
Existing strength
Possible reduction
Additional requirement
Total b-c or b+d
abcde
LDC
    
UDC
    
Assistant
    
SO
    
Under Secy.
    
DS/Director
    
 
7.
Justification for increase/ decrease in manpower 

 The above information is to be furnished with the approval of Secretary of the Department.
Signature
Name:
Designation:
Dated:

No.19/3/2013-CS-1(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi -110003
June 06, 2013


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Third Cadre Review of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS)- suggestions/inputs of the Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations participating in CSS

The undersigned directed to say that the Government has set up a Committee for cadre review of the Central Secretariat Service with the following terms of reference:

(a) To review the structure of CSS cadre, along with the feeder cadre, so as to harmonise the functional needs with the legitimate career expectations of its members.

(b) To assess the magnitude of stagnation in various grades of CSS and suggest remedial measures — both short-term and long-term, as to reduce promotional blocks and at the same time prevent gaps from building up.

(c) To suggest measures to enhance the effectiveness of service and capacity building of its members.

(d) To take into view the suggestions of the stakeholders, viz. Participating Ministries, Associations and members of the service for cadre review.

(e) To examine any issue as referred to it by the cadre controlling authority of CSS and Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS).

2. To facilitate deliberations of the Cadre Review Committee, it has been decided to obtain the suggestions/inputs of the Ministries/Departments/Organisations participating in CSS on the terms of reference. All the Ministries/Departments/Organisations participating in CSS are, therefore, requested to furnish their views/suggestions in the format prescribed for the purpose (copy enclosed) within a month with the approval of the Secretary concerned.

(Utkaarsh R Tiwaari)
Director


DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING
FORMAT FOR FURNISHING INPUTS/SUGGESTIONS BY THE MINISTRIES/ DEPARTMENTS/ ORGANISATIONS FOR CADRE REVIEW OF THE CENTRAL SECRETARIAT SERVICE

1.Name of the Ministry/Department 
2.Year of establishment 
3.Major initiatives in the last five years viz, schemes/programmes etc. 
4.The existing sanctioned strength of staff in all grades of CSS,CSSS and CSCS
CSSCSSSCSCS
Grade
Sanctioned strength
In position
Grade
Sanctioned strength
In position
Grade
Sanctioned strength
In position
Assistant
  
Steno
D
  
LDC
  
SO
  
PA
  
UDC
  
US
  
PS
     
DS
  
PPS
     
Dir
  
Sr. PPS
     
JS (insitu)
  
PSO
     
5.Existing strength of staff other than CSS, CSSS and CSCS
Grade
Sanctioned Strength
Group C staff 
Asstt & equivalent 
SO & equivalent US & equivalent 
DS & equivalent Dir & equivalent 
JS & equivalent 
AS & equivalent 
Secy & equivalent 
6.Whether consultants/ outsourced staff have been engaged to handle secretariat work? If so their number and their grade? In case retired Govt. servants have been engaged as Consultants the level in which they retired. Please provide details
Consultants
No. of retired Govt. servants engaged as Consultants —indicate grade wise (at the time of retirement)
No. of private persons engaged as Consultants: Indicate equivalent grade to retired officers in terms of fee paid.
Total Consultants engaged
Remarks if any
     
a
Outsourced staff
No. of Data Entry Operators engaged
No. of casual labourers engaged
Total outsourced staff
Cost incurred per DEO
Cost incurred per casual labourer
      
 
7.How does the Ministry/Department foresee itself in the next five years in the context of work load ,scope of its operation and manpower requirement? 
8.Suggestions for capacity building of CSS Officers? 
9.Views of the Ministry/ Department on re-introduction of direct recruit Section Officers in CSS and re-introduction of LDC grade in the Central Secretariat. 
 
 The above information is to be furnished with the approval of Secretary of the Department.
Signature:
Name:
Designation:

Date:

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/3rcCRC.pdf]

Govt may relax norms for joining New Pension Scheme for PSU Employees

Govt may relax norms for joining New Pension Scheme for PSU Employees
The government is considering relaxing norms to enable PSU employees to join the National Pension Scheme and a Cabinet note in this regard is likely to be moved soon, interim pension regulator PFRDA said on Wednesday.

“We have taken up this matter with the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) Secretary and he has prepared a note which he would be soon taking to the cabinet,” Pension Fund and Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) Chairman Yogesh Agarwal said in New Delhi.

Under the existing guidelines, if an employee of central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) does not have a minimum 15 years of services, he or she cannot join National Pension Scheme (NPS), Mr. Agarwal said on the sidelines of a seminar titled “Financial Consumer Protection” here.

“Even with the government employees earlier, the instruction was if you do not have 20 years of services, you can’t have pension. When the govt notified the guidelines for NPS they did away with the criteria,” he said.

Talking about NPS Swavalamban, he said, it is a financial inclusion product operationalised by PFRDA.

There has been an overwhelming demand for the product launched in 2010, with a CAGR of 90 per cent in the three years of operation, more than 50 per cent of the eligible subscribers being below the age of 40, he said.

The scheme, with 72 per cent of the subscribers being women, has managed to bridge the supply gap in the unorganised sector for a long term defined contribution pension scheme, he added.

Mr. Agarwal also said that PFRDA has a strong consumer protection mechanism.

“It is evident from the fact that we receive very few complaints. In order to have real consumer protection, we need to introduce features in the product design itself which could prevent mis-selling,” he said.

He further said that improving financial inclusion with adequate consumer protection requires a multi—stakeholder framework of consumer, financial institutions, industry, regulators and government.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/

Pension Revision- Mandatory submission of e-revision authorities by the PAOs

Pension Revision- Mandatory submission of e-revision authorities by the PAOs

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi

CPAO/Tech/e-Revision/2013-14/75
26.06.2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Mandatory submission of e-revision authorities by the PAOs.

In continuation of this office OM No. CPAO/E-REVISION/PRE-2006/(25)/2013-14/33 dated 09.05.2013 followed by OM No. CPAO/Tech/6th CPC/2013-14/42 dated 16.05.2013 regarding revised software (e-revision utility) for processing of pre-2006 pension cases in accordance with O.M No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 28th January, 2013 read with OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 13th February, 2013 issued by Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare- all Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs (with independent charge) are advised to issue instructions to their concerned PAOs to make the issuance of e-authority in all revision cases mandatory with the following exceptions: -

i) If the pensioner dies after 01.01.2006 the case will be processed in 2 parts. The Life Time Arrears (LTA), if any, for such cases should be calculated manually and forwarded to CPAO. The revision of family pension will be processed through e- revision utility only.

ii) Relationship other than spouse is not acceptable in the e-Revision system for family pension cases w.e.f. 22.11.2011. Hence such cases should also be done manually.

iii) Cases of pensioners residing abroad;

iv) Compulsory Retirement;

v) Cases of Supreme Court Judges;

vi) Cases of Vth Pay Commission revision where pension has not been revised as per Vth CPC earlier.

vii) Cases pertaining to pensioners absorbed in PSUs have to be computed based on separate formulation and processed manually in PAOs.

2. As the revised software of e-revision utility is working successfully it has been decided that no manual revision authority will be accepted from 1st July, 2013 onwards with the exceptions mentioned above.

This issues with the approval of Addl. Controller General of Accounts.

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(Dr. Dilip Kumar)
Controller of Accounts

Source: http://cpao.nic.in
[http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/Cpao_OM_20130626.pdf]

Railway Board Orders - Extension of the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to ECR & NWR

Railway Board Orders - Extension of the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to ECR & NWR

Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Railways/Rail Mantralaya
Railway Board

R.B.E No. 61/2013

No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2

New Delhi, Dated:01.07.2013

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and
Production Units (others as per standard list).

Sub: Extension of the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to ECR & NWR.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(G)2009 QR1-2 dated 24.05.12.

The issue of permitting the Railway Officers/Staff posted in the ECR and NWR to retain Railway quarters at their previous place of posting beyond 31.03.13 has been considered by the Board.

2. In exercise of its powers to make reasonable relaxations in public interest for a class/group of employees, in all or any of the existing provisions regarding house allotment/retention, the Board has decided that permission for retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to LCR and NWR be further extended upto 3 1.03.2014.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

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(S.K.Panda)
Dy. Dir.Estt.(Genl.)

Source : www.indianrailways.gov.in
[http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/eg/2013/RBE_61_2013.pdf]

The reference order has been provided below for your ready reference...

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
Railway Board

R.B.E No. 66/2012

No.E(G)2009 QR1-2

New Delhi, Dated : 24.05.2012

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and
 Production Units
(As per standard list).

Sub: Retention of railway quarter by Railway officers/Staff posted to ECR and NWR.

Ref: Board's letter of even number dated 13-07-2011

The issue of permitting the Railway Officers/Staff posted in the ECR and NWR to retain Railway Quarters at their previous places of posting beyond 31-03-2012 was under consideration of Board.

In exercise of its powers to make reasonable relaxations in public interest for a class/group of employees, in all or any of the existing provisions regarding house allotment/retention, the Board has decided that permission for retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to ECR and NWR be further continued till 31/03/2013. It has also been decided by the Board that the retention of 08 months (02 months on normal rent & 06 months on special license fee) granted in cases of normal transfer, is also applicable beyond the date up to which the special relaxation is granted.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

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(P.P.Sharma)
Executive Director Estt.(Gen.)

Source : www.indianrailways.gov.in
[http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/eg/2012/rbe_66_2012.pdf]

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