Thursday, June 26, 2014

Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO)/Presenting Officers (PO) - Dopt Orders

 Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO)/Presenting Officers (PO).

No. 142/15/2010-AVD.1
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 23rd June, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO)/Presenting Officers (PO).

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 31.7.2012 laying down the rates of honorarium payable to Inquiry Officer / Presenting Officer for holding departmental proceedings.

2. It has been brought to the notice of this Department that the condition mentioned in para 2.1 of the said OM, was in conflict with the provisions of FR 46 B which limits the maximum amount payable as honorarium to an individual in a financial year to Rs. 5,000/- creating confusion whether the same was within the delegated powers of the Ministry.

3. The matter has been considered and it is clarified that the honorarium payable to IO/Presenting Officer for conducting inquiry in departmental proceedings would be outside the purview of the general delegation under FR 46 B.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No. 141412009-E.II(B) dated 16.5.2014.

sd/-
(G.Srinivasan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/142_15_2010-AVD-1_23062014.pdf]

PRICES OF THE INGREDINTS SPECIFIED IN THE 15TH ILC TO CALCULATE THE MINIMUM WAGES AS ON 01.05.2014

ILC TO CALCULATION OF MINIMUM WAGES AS ON MAY 2014 – NC JCM STAFF SIDE 

PRICES OF THE INGREDINTS SPECIFIED IN THE 15TH ILC TO CALCULATE THE MINIMUM WAGES AS ON 01.05.2014

ITEMSDELHIMUMBAIKOLKTACHENNAIBNGLRBBSRTRVDMHYDBDAVERAGEPCU/day in gmsPer Month 3 CU ( in Kg) 
Rice/Wheat444944484758424447475 gms42.75 kg2009
Dal (Toor/Urid/Moong)991021401009797959410380 gms7.2 kg742
Raw Vegetables444641404250484144100 gms9.00 kg396
Green Vegitables424340424243444042125 gms11.25 kg473
Other Vegitables43434140404149404175 gms6.75 kg277
Fruits111114108112109108108109110120 gms10.8 kg1188
Milk444439393636363839200 ml18 ltr702
Sugar/Jaggery44434244454446444456 gms5.00 kg220
Edible Oil14815914215914214114114013840 gms3.6 kg497
Fish315325315375305310335320325 2.5 kg813
Meat423420438388403397398488425 5.0 kg2125
Egg555555555 90 Nos450
Detergents404414379399379399399399396  396
Clothes198203178198178198198188192 5.5 mtr1056
Total           11344
Housing@ 7.5%           1174
Miscellaneous @ 20%           3129
Total           15647
Additional @ 25%           5214
Grand Total - Minimum pay
for unskilled worker
in the
earstwhile Group D
           20861
Minimum Pay
for Group
C Added with
30% with
the minimum
pay above
           5214
Minimum Pay at Group C level           26075
Rounded to           26000

20% of the net minimum miscellaneous charges towards fuel, electricity, water charges, etc

Housing at the rate of 7.5% of net minimum

Addition Expenditure at the rate of 25% includes expenditure towards education, marriage etc of the children, medical treatment, recreation, festivals etc. as per the Supreme Court decision in 1991.

Source: www.ncjcmstaffside.com

Dopt introduced new initiatives to boost morale of its employees - Idea Boxes, Employee of the Month etc.,

Best Practices and New Initiatives introduced by the Department of Personnel & Training to boost morale and effective functioning of the employees of the Department - Regarding: 
 
No. I-28011 /46/2014-Coord 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P. G. & Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training) 

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated: 18th June 2014 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 
 
Sub: Best Practices / New Initiatives introduced by the Department of Personnel & Training to boost morale and effective functioning of the employees of the Department - Regarding: 
 
During the year 2013-2014, the Department of Personnel & Training has introduced the following new initiatives to boost the morale of its employees and to give a fillip to their effective functioning: - 
 
SI. No. New Initiatives / Best Practices 

1. CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE & 
 
2. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH 
Realizing that recognition of meritorious performance of employees is a critical tool in human resource management, a new non-monetary incentive in the form of an annual award of "Certificate of Excellence" to recognize the contribution of its meritorious employees of the level of Under Secretary and below has been introduced. This initiative was circulated to all Ministries/Departments vide O.M. No. A-37011/1/2013-Ad.l, dated 18th December 2013 (copy enclosed). 
 
Subsequently, another monthly non-monetary incentive was introduced wherein one employee from across all categories of employees of the level of Under Secretary & below was to be designated as 'Employee of the Month'. The awardee is given a certificate and his photograph is displayed under the relevant link in the intra-Departmental (employee) Portal of the Department. 
 
Under both the initiatives, nominations of eligible employees would be called for from all Wings of the Department and the work performance and outcomes achieved by such employees would be examined by a Committee Of Joint Secretaries in DoPT. The same Committee would meet once every month to assess the nominations received from various Wings to recommend award of 'Employee of the Month'. 
 
3. APPOINTMENT OF MENTORS FOR THE EMPLOYEES JOINING DoPT 
A process of mentoring of each 'newcomer' in the Department with a view to sensitize the incumbent about the Department and dealing with court cases, RFD, Parliamentary matters, etc., has been introduced in the Department. The mentoring process is for a period of six months. The mentor is to be an officer two levels above the incumbent. 
 
4. EMPLOYEES' INTERACTION WITH MOS (PP) AND SENIOR OFFICERS IN OPEN HOUSE SYSTEM 
An 'Open House' interaction of the Group 'B' (Non-Gazetted) employees and above was organized in October, 2013 which provided a platform to these employees to interact directly with MOS (PP) and other Senior Officers of the Department. 
 
5. APPOINTMENT OF GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL OFFICERS IN EACH DIVISION 
In each Division, two Grievance Redressal Officers (GRO) have been appointed at US/DS/Director level to redress the grievances of the employees of inter-personal nature. 
 
6. INSTALLATION OF 'IDEA BOXES' IN THE DEPARTMENT FOR SOLICITING 'OUT OF THE BOX' SOLUTIONS TO VARIOUS ISSUES 
The Department has installed 'Idea Boxes' to receive the innovative ideas from the employees to improve the functioning of the Department and to create a conducive work culture. 
 
7. TRAINING OF THE EMPLOYEES WITH SPECIFIC FOCUS ON DEPARTMENT RELATED FUNCTIONS 
A training plan for the employees at the level of Under Secretary & below (and equivalent) of DoPT has been chalked out in consultation with ISTM. The duration of the Training Programme is one week, inclusive of a field visit outside Delhi. 
 
8. RETREAT FOR OFFICERS OF THE LEVEL OF DS AND ABOVE IN THE DEPARTMENT 
The Department organized a two-day Retreat at LBSNAA, Mussoorie in October 2013 for the officers at the level of DS I Director & above in the Department. The objective of the Retreat was to discuss the stakeholders' perception about the Department and develop an action plan to positively change the orientation of the Department towards service delivery. 
 
9. INTRODUCTION OF INTERNSHIP SCHEME IN THE DEPARTMENT. 
The Department has introduced an 'Internship Scheme' under which applications are invited from students to work on selected topics relating to the functions of the Department. The duration of the internship is two months and they are given a stipend of Rs.10,000/- per month and a Certificate on successful completion of the internship and submission of report. The interns are selected by the Committee of Joint Secretaries. 
 
2. The Ministries / Departments of the Government of India may consider adopting the above initiatives as a Human Resource Management Tool to motivate the industrious employees.
 
sd/- 
(Shri Prakash) 
Director (A) 
 
Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/I-28011_46_2014-Coord.pdf]

Dopt orders regarding weeding out of files/records

Dopt orders regarding weeding out of files/records

No.25/17/2014-CS-II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003,
Dated: the 24th June, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Weeding out of files/records – reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that on review, a large number of old dossiers of ACRs/ APARs in respect of PSs, PPSs ahd Sr. PPSs retained in this section are being considered for weeding out. The ACRs/APARs of officers may be destroyed after five years/more from the date of his/her retirement. As per the instruction contained in this Department’s OM No. 21011/1/2005- Estt(A)(Part-III) dated 02.04.2012, before any ACR dossier is weeded out on completion the normal retention period, it may be certified by the concerned section that no request for handing over the ACR dossier has been received from that retired officer.

2. Accordingly, cadre units participating in CSSS are requested to intimate the details of ACRs/APARs of more than five years vintage in respect of which requests, if any, have been received for handing over from the concerned retired officer. Details of pending disciplinary/ court cases may also be furnished. In case the requisite information being ‘Nil’ the same may also be intimated.

3. In case, no information is received from a cadre unit by 30.06.2014, it will be presumed that the requisite information pertaining to that cadre unit is ‘Nil’.

sd/-
(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:www.presmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/wof24.pdf]

Retirement issue is to be handled with social mindset – says Dr. Jitendra Singh

Retirement issue is to be handled with social mindset – says Dr. Jitendra Singh

There are approximately 40,000 fresh retirees every year from the Central Government Civil establishments alone. This number could be close to 1,00,000 including defense, railways, posts and telecom. In addition there is a pool of around 50 lakh existing pensioners. This group of personnel can, by and large, offer greater maturity, experience and stability. With improved living conditions and the best of medical facilities, most of these retiring government employees would be capable of putting in a good 5-7 years of active service.


Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

25-June-2014 21:25 IST


MoS (Personnel) Dr. Jitendra Singh addresses pre-retirement counseling programme

The retirement issue is to be handled with social mindset – says Dr. Jitendra Singh

The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare conducted a pre-retirement counseling for retirees here today. Addressing the concluding session the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the issue of retirement is to be handled with social mindset. The MoS stated that the society should feel good about it. He stated that the issue is too large to handle by the government itself and hoped that social organization should come forward to help.

The Department of Pensions has institutionalised regular conduct of pre-retirement Counseling workshops. These workshops target retiring personnel two to two-and-a-half years before the retirement date. Topics covered are (i) Formalities to be covered for timely payment of retirement dues (ii) Financial planning for the amounts received at retirement (iii) Preparation of Will (iv) CGHS facilities after retirement and (v) Post-retirement opportunities through Sankalp.

The “Sankalp’ programme has been initiated by the Department towards this end and a web portal of the same name has also been launched. Pensioners, Pensioner Associations and NGOs can register on the website http//www.pensionersportal.gov.in/sankalp.

Recognising the fact that a retiring government employee is very often unprepared to face the fact that he may be without a daily routine and a meaningful existence the day after he retires, the Government is looking for ways to engage the retired employees in meaningful social work.

There are approximately 40,000 fresh retirees every year from the Central Government Civil establishments alone. This number could be close to 1,00,000 including defense, railways, posts and telecom. In addition there is a pool of around 50 lakh existing pensioners. This group of personnel can, by and large, offer greater maturity, experience and stability. With improved living conditions and the best of medical facilities, most of these retiring government employees would be capable of putting in a good 5-7 years of active service. Further, the financial requirements are by and large taken care of by the regular monthly pension payments which are also inflation indexed. What that hurts is a sense of not being wanted anymore and the lack of a daily routine.

Realising the potential of such a large section of experienced, capable and productive workforce, the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare has conceptualised such pre-retirement counseling sessions for retirees. This serves as a platform for exchange of information between retiring employees and voluntary or other organisations working towards building society looking for expertise, skill and maturity which can be offered by these retired government servants. The forum will serve to facilitate matching of broad parameters of geographical location and basic skills/ expertise required/ available. Both employees and organisations will have to register on to this portal.

Another possibility is to bring together groups of like-minded pensioners /Pensioners’ Associations and the ministries which are looking for concurrent audit or evaluation of development schemes being implemented all over the country.

The stakeholders identified for the project are:

Supply side:

    a) Pensioners
    b) Pensioners Associations identified by the Department involved in pensioners welfare
    Demand side:
    a) Organisations involved in Social welfare projects
    b) Government Departments having Social welfare schemes
    c) Indian Institute of Corporate affairs for CSR activities
    d) Corporate-Public and Private with CSR funds

Source: PIB News

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