Sunday, March 23, 2014

No proposal to allow to travel on low fare private airlines while availing LTC

 No proposal to allow to travel on low fare private airlines while availing LTC

Government has clarified in Lok Sabha in reply of undermentioned question that govt has no proposal to change the existing rule to allow employees to travel on low fare private airlines also while availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC):-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4072
ANSWERED ON 19.02.2014

LTC ON LOW FARE PRIVATE AIRLINES

4072 . Shri N.S.V. CHITTHAN

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has any proposal to change the existing rule to allow Government employees to travel on low fare private airlines also while availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC);

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(c) the time by which the said proposal is likely to be implemented?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCE AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER`S OFFICE (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) No, Madam.

(b) & (c) Do not arise.

via: http://karnmk.blogspot.in/2014/03/no-proposal-to-allow-to-travel-on-low.html

Re-designation of Superintendent Gde-I in CPWD Ministerial Cadre has not been accepted by MoUD in view of 7th CPC

Re-designation of Superintendent Gde-I in CPWD Ministerial Cadre has not been accepted by MoUD in view of 7th CPC

Re-designation of Superintendent Gd-I in subordinate ministerial cadre of CPWD has not been accepted by the MoUD keeping in view setting up of 7th CPC.  The text of DG, CPWD's OM is reproduced below:-

No. 48(1)1412013-S&D/196
Date: 21 Mar 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Re-designation of Superintendent Gd-I in subordinate ministerial cadre of CPWD.

The issue related to re-designation of Superintendent Gd-I in subordinate ministerial cadre of CPWD was taken up by this Directorate, however, finally the same has not been accepted by the Ministry of Urban Development keeping in view setting up of 7th CPC etc.

2.    All concerned are informed of the above decision of the Ministry.

sd/-
(Krishna Pal Singh)
Director(S&D)

Source: http://cpwd.gov.in/WriteReadData/org_stru/9819.pdf

Impact of long working hours on people working in Government offices

Impact of long working hours on people working in Government offices

Whether the Government is aware of adverse impact of long working hours on people working in Government offices?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4169
ANSWERED ON 19.02.2014

    IMPACT OF LONG WORKING HOURS

4169 . Shri ANURAG SINGH THAKUR

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government is aware of adverse impact of long working hours on people working in Government offices and certain Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs);

(b) if so, whether the attention of the Government has been drawn to the statement of the Chief of the New Economic Forum Think Tank according to which the working hours should be reduced to 30 hours to maintain good health and not to put family life at risk;


(c) if so, whether the Government is contemplating to reduce the working hours of Government servants;

(d) if so, the details thereof and the time by which it is likely to reconsider the working hours; and

(e) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCE AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER`S OFFICE (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) Government employees working in Central Government administrative offices observe 40 working hours per week in 5 day week system. The 6th Central Pay Commission had separately examined this aspect and observed that since this system provides more time to the employees for rest and recreation while enabling them to fulfil their domestic and social obligations and actually contributes to their physical and mental well-being and consequently to increase of efficiency, it should continue. In the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) the working hours are governed by the appropriate labour laws.

(b) to (e) In view of (a) above, does not arise.

Central Government is fully alive and committed to implement its policy of “Zero Tolerance against Corruption”

 Central Government is fully alive and committed to implement its policy of “Zero Tolerance against Corruption” 

The Central Government is fully alive and committed to implement its policy of “Zero Tolerance against Corruption” and has already taken several measures to combat corruption and improve the functioning of Government - Govt. statement in Lok Sabha in reply of undermentioned question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4202
ANSWERED ON 19.02.2014
ZERO TOLERANCE
4202 . Shri GORAKH PRASAD JAISWAL

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has adopted the policy of zero tolerance to root out corruption in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the measures taken under this policy; and
(c) the extent to which the Government has been successful in tackling corruption in the country after adopting the said policy?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCE AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER`S OFFICE (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) & (b) The Central Government is fully alive and committed to implement its policy of “Zero Tolerance against Corruption” and has already taken several measures to combat corruption and improve the functioning of Government. These include:-
(i) Enactment of Right to Information Act, 2005;(ii) Enactment of Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013;
(iii) Issue of comprehensive instructions on transparency in tendering and contracting process by the CVC;
(iv) Issue of instructions by the CVC asking the organizations to adopt Integrity Pact in major Government procurement activities; State Governments have also been advised to adopt Integrity Pact in major procurements;
(v) Introduction of e-Governance and simplification of procedures and systems;
(vi) Issue of Citizen Charters;
(vii) Ratification of United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2011;
(viii) Placing of details of immovable property returns of all Members of the All India Services and other Group ‘A’ officers of the Central Government in the public domain;
(ix) Issue of orders for setting up of 92 additional Special Courts exclusively for trail of CBI cases in different states.
Besides these, the Government has also introduced a number of legislations in the Parliament in the recent past for effectively tackling corruption. Some of them are-

(i) The Whistle-blowers Protection Bill, 2011;
(ii) The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations Bill, 2011;
(iii) The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of the Grievances Bill, 2011;
(iv) The Public Procurement Bill, 2012.
(v) The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

(c) The fight against corruption is an ongoing process and it is the endeavour of the Government to strengthen the anti-corruption mechanism.

Source: Loksabha Q&A
via: http://karnmk.blogspot.in/2014/03/re-designation-of-superintendent-gde-i.html

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