Friday, January 24, 2014

LTC - Government plans to review the Leave Travel Concession

Whether the Government plans to review the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) policy to check bogus LTC claims, inflated air travel bills and foreign travels by the employees of the Central Government, State Bank of India and other PSUs as reported in the media - see details of Lok Sabha queries:-

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

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2100

ANSWERED ON 18.12.2013
REVIEW OF LTC POLICY

2100 . Shri AMARNATH PRADHAN

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government plans to review the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) policy to check bogus LTC claims, inflated air travel bills and foreign travels by the employees of the Central Government, State Bank of India and other PSUs as reported in the media;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) if not, the manner in which the Government plans to check fictitious claims and streamline the working of private travel agencies; and
(d) the penal action proposed for violation of rules in this regard?

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 (d): Government of India formulates the policies and schemes keeping in mind the various service requirements of the employees and their welfare. Various Ministries/Departments & other independent agencies of the Government of India are responsible for the proper implementation of these policies. These policies are reviewed from time to time and also amended when situation demands.

In case of Leave Travel concession having any fraudulent activities coming to the notice of designated body/agencies, the irregularities are looked into in terms of Rule 16 of the CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 and disciplinary proceedings are initiated against the Government servant on the charge of preferring a fraudulent claim which may result in imposition of any of the penalties specified in Rule 11 of CCS (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965. During the pendency of disciplinary proceedings, the Government servant shall not be allowed the next two or more sets of LTC in addition to the sets already withheld.

Source: LOK SABHA Q & A

Dopt Orders - Brochure on reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services

Dopt Orders - Brochure on reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services

No.A36011/1/2013-Estt(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi,
23rd January 2014

Subject: Brochure on reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services

The brochure on reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services was last updated by Department of Personnel & Training in the year 2011. In this connection this Department's O.M No. No.A36011/1/2011-Estt(Res) dated 17/11/2011 refers.

2. A few instructions have since been issued on the subject. An updated brochure has now been prepared by the Reservation Division which includes all orders and instructions issued up to the year 2013. The brochure has been posted on the DoPT's website at "persmin.nic.in " under `OMs & Orders'--o Establishment Reservation --43rochure on Reservation for SCs. STs and OBCs in Services. In this revised brochure, the relevant orders/instructions have been mentioned at the end of the concerned para/topic in each of the chapter. Further, the orders/instructions, referred in the brochure have also been hyperlinked to enable the reader to refer to them quickly.

3. As in the earlier brochure, this brochure also contains two parts. Part one of the brochures is self-contained and practically covers all aspects of the reservation hi central services. However, relevant 0.M's in para (2) should be referred to before taking decisions.

4. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all their Attached/Subordinate Offices as also the Public Sector Undertakings and Statutory Bodies, etc at the earliest.

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(Sandeerp Mukhert )
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/A-36011_1_2013-Estt.Res.-23012014.pdf]

Directorate of Estates Orders - Allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) and General Pool Office Accommodation to Kendirya Bhandar (Central Government Employees Consumer Cooperative Society Limited).

 Directorate of Estates Orders - Allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) and General Pool Office Accommodation to Kendirya Bhandar (Central Government Employees Consumer Cooperative Society Limited).

No 12035/2/94-PoI.II(Vol.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Policy-II Section
Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi - 110 108
Dated the 15th January, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) and General Pool Office Accommodation to Kendirya Bhandar (Central Government Employees Consumer Cooperative Society Limited).

In continuation of this Directorate O.M.No.12035/2/94-Pol.II dated 10.11.2005. O.M.No.12035/2/94-Poi.II(Pt.) dated 27.5.2013 and O.M. of even number dated 11.10.2013, the undersigned is directed to say that the subject matter has been reviewed by the competent authority and it has now been decided to allow the Kendtrya Bhandar (Central Government Employees Consumer Cooperative Society Limited) retention of the General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) and General Pool Office Accommodation (GPRA) occupied by it for a further period of six months from 20.12.2013 on existing terms and conditions. In the interregnum, the Department of Personnel and Training may, after consultation with all Ministries/Departments concerned, bring an alternate proposal for consideration of the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation for providing accommodation/built-up space for office and retail stores to Kendriya Bhandar.

2. AIl concerned are, therefore, requested to take further necessary action in the matter accordingly.

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(J.P.Rath)
Deputy Director of Estates
Source : www.estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20302.pdf]

Directorate of Estates Orders - Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation by the Central Government Officers

 Directorate of Estates Orders - Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation by the Central Government Officers on deputation to Public Sector Undertakings/Statutory/Autonomous Bodies and on deputation to ineligible offices at Delhi after serving on central deputation under Central Staffing Scheme.

No.12035/12/2013-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Policy-II Section

Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi - 110 108
Dated the 15th January, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation by the Central Government Officers on deputation to Public Sector Undertakings/Statutory/Autonomous Bodies and on deputation to ineligible offices at Delhi after serving on central deputation under Central Staffing Scheme.

The following guidelines were issued vide O.M.No.12035/14/92-pol.II dated 11.10.2000 for retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation by the Central Government Officers on deputation to Public Sector Undertakings/Statutory/Autonomous Bodies:

(i) officers posted to PSUs/Statutory/Autonomous Bodies, etc, on deputation basis, at the time of its initial constitution, may be allowed retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation that they were occupying for a maximum period of 5 years and the concerned organisation should pay an amount equivalent to the House Rent Allowance admissible to the officer plus the flat rate of Licence fee prescribed by the Central Government from time to time in respect of said General Pool Residential Accommodation. The concerned organizations may, however, recover normal licence fee from the officers.

(ii) the officers posted to PSUs/Statutory/Autonomous Bodies, on mandatory basis or under Central Staffing Scheme may be considered eligible for allotment/retention of General Pool Accommodation and the concerned organisation should pay an amount equivalent to the House Rent Allowance admissible to the officer, plus the flat rate of licence fee prescribed by the Central Govt. from time to time, in respect of the General Pool Residential Accommodation to be allotted/retained by such officers. The organisation may, however, recover normal licence fee from the concerned officers; and

(iii) the office of the Establishment Officer, Department of Personnel & Training shall issue a certificate that the posting of the officer concerned to the PSUs etc. is on mandatory basis, or under Central Staffing Scheme, without seeking his/her option, and is in public interest.


2. In addition to the above existing provisions on this matter and the difficulties faced by the All India Services Officers and Central Group 'A’ Civil Services Officers, who join a non-CSS post for balance tenure of their central deputation after serving four years on Central Staffing Scheme, for retention of general pool residential accommodation it has also been decided by the competent authority that

(i) retention of general pool residential accommodation may be allowed to the AIL India Services Officers and Central Group 'A’ Civil Services Officers, who serve on Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) post under central deputation for at least four years and thereafter, join a non-CSS post for balance tenure of their central deputation as long as the non-CSS post is located in Delhi.

(ii) In such cases, the Establishment Officer would issue a certificate to the effect that the officer concerned had served for at least four years in CSS post and she/he needed to retain Government accommodation for her/his balance tenure on non-CSS post.

(iii) The concerned organization shall recover from the salary of the officer concerned an amount equivalent to House Rent Allowance admissible and normal licence fee as prescribed for the accommodation by the Central Government from time to time and remit the amount so recovered to the Directorate of Estates every month.


3. These orders are issued in supersession of O.M.No.12035/14/92.pol.II dated 11.102000.

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(J.P.Rath)
Deputy Director of Estates
Source : www.estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20303.pdf]

CGDA Orders - Issue of Uniforms/Liveries to MTS directly recruited through Staff Selection Commission post 6th CPC.

 CGDA Orders - Issue of Uniforms/Liveries to MTS directly recruited through Staff Selection Commission post 6th CPC.
Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Canit-110010


No. AN/XIV/14162/6th CPC/ Vol-V
Dated : 23.01.2014
To
All PCsDA/CsDA 
All CFAs/PC of Fys) Kolkata
CIRCULAR

Subject: Issue of Uniforms/Liveries to MTS directly recruited through Staff Selection Commission post 6th CPC.

The matter regarding issue of Uniforms and liveries to MTS recruited posts 6th CPC through Staff Selection Commission was referred to Ministry for clarification.

2. DoP&T has since confirmed that Uniforms/Liveries and washing allowance to newly recruited MTS , post 6th CPC may be allowed as is being admitted to erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts of peon, daftary, jamadar, Junior Gestetner Operator, Farash, Chowkidar, Safaiwala, Mali etc. which have been designated as MTS in Group ‘C’ post 6th CPC.

Further , it should be ensured that the Uniforms/Liveries are being admitted to those expected to wear respective uniforms while on duty.

3. This is for your information, guidance and necessary action please.

sd/-
(Upendra Kumar)
For CGDA
Source: www.cgda.nic.in
[http://www.cgda.nic.in/adm/uniforms_mts_230114.pdf]

Railway Board Orders - Determination of date of increment after expiry of duration of penalties of withholding of increments/reduction to lower stage imposed for less than a year regarding

Railway Board Orders - Determination of date of increment after expiry of duration of penalties of withholding of increments/reduction to lower stage imposed for less than a year regarding

RBE No. 9/2014
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(D&A) 2008 RG6-36
New Delhi, 15/01/2014
The General Marlager(P)
All Indian Railways and
Production Units etc.
(As per standard list).

Sub: Determination of date of increment after expiry of duration of penalties of withholding of increments/ reduction to lower stage imposed for less than a year regarding.

Ministry of Railways have received a few references regarding certain penalties of rule 6 of Railway Servants (Discipline And Appeal) Rules, 1968 which are having pay element imposed for less than a year. In one case, the penalty of withholding of increments was imposed on 24.3.2008 for a period of six months with cumulative effect and in the other case the penalty of reduction to lower stage was imposed on 9.2.2009 for a period of six months with non-cumulative effect.

2. The question of date of release of increment in the above cases on expiry of the penalty, in the context of fixing of 1st July as the date of increment uniformally for all Government servants following VIth CPC, has been examined in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training. It is advised that fixing of 1st July as the date of increment for all Government servants under the Revised Pay Rules following the acceptance of the recommendation of the IVth CPC, is relevant, only in respect of Annual increment. This provision is not applicable where the increment is withheld as a measure of penalty. In cases where the increment is withheld as a penalty for a specified period restoration of the withheld increment would be at the end of the currency of the penalty and not postponed to the next 1st July. The person concerned may even be entitled to the next increment on the 1st July following the expiry of the currency of the penalty, (notwithstanding the fact that the penalty imposed on him was having postponing effect on his future increments), if he has net qualifying service of six months prior to the relevant 1st July.

3.  Likewise, where the penalty of reduction to lower stage was imposed, the pay will be restored immediately on expiry of the currency of the penalty. In so far as release of next increment is concerned, the same may also be allowed immediately on restoration if the person concerned has rendered net qualifying service of six month on the 1st July preceding the date of the expiry of the currency of the penalty.

Please. acknowledge receipt,

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(Harish Chander)
Dy. Director Est. (D&A)
Source: AIRF
[http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/RBE-09.2014.pdf]

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