Sunday, October 12, 2014

Public holiday on 15.10.2014 on account of General Assembly Elections in the State of Maharashtra

Public holiday on 15.10.2014 on account of General Assembly Elections in the State of Maharashtra

Public holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 on account of General Assembly Elections in the State of Maharashtra.

The General Administration Department of Maharashtra State Government has published orders regarding the declaration as a public holiday in the state, on the day of polling i.e. Wednesday, 15th October 2014 for the General Assembly Elections.

The Indian Bank Association has also declared as public holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 on Wednesday, 15.10.2014 on account of General Assembly Elections in the State of Maharashtra. The public holiday may be applicable to all government offices, private organizations, all public and private sector banks and all educational institutions. 

Centre considering cancellation of Ration Card Supplies for Tax Payers

Centre considering cancellation of Ration Card Supplies for Tax Payers

Ram Vilas Paswan, the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Distribution, has said that the Centre is giving serious thoughts about canceling the distribution of ration supplies to tax-paying members of the public.
While talking to newspersons, he said that the Government’s intention is to bring everybody under the Food Safety Act. The difficult task of identifying the real beneficiaries of this scheme and to provide food grains to them, has started. Instead of identifying the poor people who desperately need this scheme, it is easier to remove the ones who don’t need the benefits of it.

The Government is considering cancellation of supply of food grains through the ration cards to those who are paying taxes. Supplies have already been cancelled to Class 1 and 2 Government officials in Madhya Pradesh., who pay taxes. We have requested other state governments to follow this.

Distribution works carried out by the PDS is very unsatisfactory. Food grains are not being provided to the poor and the needy. There are countless complaints against the Public Distribution System. The Minister has promised to conduct enquiries into them.

Source: CG Staff News

Centre considering cancellation of Ration Card Supplies for Tax Payers

Centre considering cancellation of Ration Card Supplies for Tax Payers

Ram Vilas Paswan, the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Distribution, has said that the Centre is giving serious thoughts about canceling the distribution of ration supplies to tax-paying members of the public.
While talking to newspersons, he said that the Government’s intention is to bring everybody under the Food Safety Act. The difficult task of identifying the real beneficiaries of this scheme and to provide food grains to them, has started. Instead of identifying the poor people who desperately need this scheme, it is easier to remove the ones who don’t need the benefits of it.

The Government is considering cancellation of supply of food grains through the ration cards to those who are paying taxes. Supplies have already been cancelled to Class 1 and 2 Government officials in Madhya Pradesh., who pay taxes. We have requested other state governments to follow this.

Distribution works carried out by the PDS is very unsatisfactory. Food grains are not being provided to the poor and the needy. There are countless complaints against the Public Distribution System. The Minister has promised to conduct enquiries into them.

Source: CG Staff News

Centre considering cancellation of Ration Card Supplies for Tax Payers

Centre considering cancellation of Ration Card Supplies for Tax Payers

Ram Vilas Paswan, the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Distribution, has said that the Centre is giving serious thoughts about canceling the distribution of ration supplies to tax-paying members of the public.
While talking to newspersons, he said that the Government’s intention is to bring everybody under the Food Safety Act. The difficult task of identifying the real beneficiaries of this scheme and to provide food grains to them, has started. Instead of identifying the poor people who desperately need this scheme, it is easier to remove the ones who don’t need the benefits of it.

The Government is considering cancellation of supply of food grains through the ration cards to those who are paying taxes. Supplies have already been cancelled to Class 1 and 2 Government officials in Madhya Pradesh., who pay taxes. We have requested other state governments to follow this.

Distribution works carried out by the PDS is very unsatisfactory. Food grains are not being provided to the poor and the needy. There are countless complaints against the Public Distribution System. The Minister has promised to conduct enquiries into them.

Source: CG Staff News

Much Anticipated National Council JCM Staff Side Meeting Tomorrow

Much Anticipated National Council JCM Staff Side Meeting Tomorrow
 
The National Council JCM Staff Side meeting is going to take place tomorrow(12.10.2014) in New Delhi. The meeting, to be attended by the representatives of all federations, will be chaired by the Staff Side Secretary, Shiva Gopal Mishra.

Important agendas of the meeting include demanding a change in the attitude of the Central Government towards the Central Government employees, merger of DA, granting interim relief and to hold discussions over the date of effect of the recommendations of the 7th CPC.

In the past, interim relief was granted before the recommendations of the new Pay Commissions were implemented. In the Fifth Pay Commission, it was recommended that whenever the DA crosses 50%, it should be added to the basic pay. The recommendation was accepted and in the year 2004, a 50% DA hike was added to the basic pay of all Central Government employees. Therefore, interim relief was not granted during the 6th Pay Commission.

There were also a number of confusions in the tenure of the Pay Commission, which had to be constituted once every ten years. One Pay Commission was almost lost, as a result. To make up for these errors, a demand has been presented to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2014 onwards.
Members of the National Council JCM Staff Side, including Mr, C. Srikumar, Mr. S.N. pathak, Mr. J.R. Bhonsale, Mr Raj Gopal and the association president, Mr. M Raghaviah, attended the meeting that was held on September 14, 2014 at AIRF office, under the leadership of Staff Side Secretary, Shiva Gopal Mishra, and presented their views. It was decided at the meeting that further debates will be conducted on important issues and decisions will be made on 12.10.2014.

Tomorrow’s meeting attains prominence due to the fact that representatives of all the employee associations are going to participate and debate over some of the most eagerly awaited issues.

#DA Merger, #Interim Relief, #JCM National Council Meeting, #Next JCM Meeting, #JCM Meeting, #National Council JCM Staff Side, #7th CPC, #Central Government Employees news, 

Much Anticipated National Council JCM Staff Side Meeting Tomorrow

Much Anticipated National Council JCM Staff Side Meeting Tomorrow
 
The National Council JCM Staff Side meeting is going to take place tomorrow(12.10.2014) in New Delhi. The meeting, to be attended by the representatives of all federations, will be chaired by the Staff Side Secretary, Shiva Gopal Mishra.

Important agendas of the meeting include demanding a change in the attitude of the Central Government towards the Central Government employees, merger of DA, granting interim relief and to hold discussions over the date of effect of the recommendations of the 7th CPC.

In the past, interim relief was granted before the recommendations of the new Pay Commissions were implemented. In the Fifth Pay Commission, it was recommended that whenever the DA crosses 50%, it should be added to the basic pay. The recommendation was accepted and in the year 2004, a 50% DA hike was added to the basic pay of all Central Government employees. Therefore, interim relief was not granted during the 6th Pay Commission.

There were also a number of confusions in the tenure of the Pay Commission, which had to be constituted once every ten years. One Pay Commission was almost lost, as a result. To make up for these errors, a demand has been presented to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2014 onwards.
Members of the National Council JCM Staff Side, including Mr, C. Srikumar, Mr. S.N. pathak, Mr. J.R. Bhonsale, Mr Raj Gopal and the association president, Mr. M Raghaviah, attended the meeting that was held on September 14, 2014 at AIRF office, under the leadership of Staff Side Secretary, Shiva Gopal Mishra, and presented their views. It was decided at the meeting that further debates will be conducted on important issues and decisions will be made on 12.10.2014.

Tomorrow’s meeting attains prominence due to the fact that representatives of all the employee associations are going to participate and debate over some of the most eagerly awaited issues.

#DA Merger, #Interim Relief, #JCM National Council Meeting, #Next JCM Meeting, #JCM Meeting, #National Council JCM Staff Side, #7th CPC, #Central Government Employees news, 

Participation of Women in Central Government Services

Participation of Women in Central Government Services

An interesting data collected from the reply of Minister Dr.Jitendra Singh in Parliament that the percentage of women in the Central Government services and their age limit for entry.

Details of percentage of women in Government service over the years, as per the Census of Central Government Employees, 2012, released by Directorate General Employment & Training are given below in the table.

In order to encourage the women to join Government service, they are provided some special facilities as under:

(i) maternity leave (ii) child care leave (iii) child adoption leave (iv) special allowance to women with disability (v) provision of crèche facility (vi) posting of husband and wife at the same station (vii) special priority in allotment of residential accommodation (viii) provision for protection of women from acts of sexual harassment (ix) age relaxation for appointment to widows, divorced woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried (x) special dispensation for woman officers of All India Services of North East cadre (xi) change of Cadre in case of marriage of All India Service Officer and (xii) exemption from payment of fee for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission.

Also, as per the recommendations of the 62nd Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee, publicity to encourage women to prefer/ join Government.

There is a provision for age relaxation for appointment in Government service for Widows, divorced Women and Women judicially separated from husbands and not re- married, upto 35 years for posts of Group C filled through Staff Selection Commission/ Employment Exchange (upto 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes).

WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT OVER THE YEARS

Year Total No. of employees
(in lakhs)
No. of Women employees
(in lakhs)
Percentage
1991 38.13 2.88 7.58
2001 38.76 2.91 7.53
2009 30.99 3.11 10.04

UPPER AGE LIMIT FOR DIFFERENT POSTS IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE


Posts Age Limits
I. Posts having Grade Pay more than Grade Pay Rs.7600/- Preferably below 50 years
II. Posts having Grade Pay Rs.7600 50 years
III. Posts having Grade Pay Rs.6600 40 Years
IV. Posts having Grade Pay Rs.5400 35 Years
V. Posts having Grade Pay Rs.4200, 4600 and 4800 30 Years
VI. Posts having Grade Pay Rs. 1800, 1900, 2000, 2400 and 2800 Between 18 and 25 years

Note: The upper age limit for recruitment by the method of Direct Open Competitive Examination to the Central Civil Services and Civil posts specified in the relevant Service/ recruitment rules shall be increased by two years.

#Female Industrial Employees, #Female Staff, #Women Employees, #Central Government Women  Employees

Central Government employees attendance system goes online…It can be monitored by public also

Central Government employees attendance system goes online…It can be monitored by public also

Public eye on babus – Portal that records every move

New Delhi, Oct. 9: India’s cricketers may have escaped thanks to their board’s allergy to technology, but the country’s government has unleashed its own hawk-eye and sneakometer on its babus.

Not only is Big Brother watching the pen pushers, even the public can now keep a tab on them through a web portal, attendance.gov.in.

It tells you which babus reported for work on any given day, how punctually they arrived, if some of them left midway and where. It even provides a graph on each employee’s attendance trends to reveal how often he tends to take leave.

The portal went live quietly on September 30, covering 50,233 employees across 149 offices in Delhi. The idea is to enrol the capital’s one lakh-odd central government employees on the scheme before bringing the rest of the country under it, a senior official said.

A senior official at the National Informatics Centre, the agency for e-government initiatives, said the idea had come personally from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July. The source insisted that there had been “no complaints” from the babus about the scheme being intrusive.

At 6.45pm today, the attendance dashboard on the portal showed a figure of 26,951, which means less than 54 per cent of those enrolled had turned up to work.

The system is based on the Aadhaar biometric identity card, launched by the previous government, that now covers 68 crore people.

Every employee who has such a card has to enter the last six or first six digits of his Aadhaar number into a device at the entrance to his office, and then undergo an iris and fingerprint scan. Senior civil servants can do it without queuing, using devices attached to their workstations.

The process is repeated while leaving. If a babu goes to some other government office on an assignment during work hours, his arrival and departure is marked there too.

The National Informatics Centre source said the idea was not just to improve punctuality but to “weed out ghost employees and proxy attendance and instil a sense of equality among staff”.

Not everyone is happy.

“I can’t understand how the number of leaves I take is a matter of public interest,” said a senior bureaucrat who didn’t want to be named.

Another bureaucrat pointed out loopholes. One, if an employee wants to slip out for a while, there’s no way of ensuring that he records his departure in the machine at the gate.

Two, as a bureaucrat said: “If I have a meeting with the home secretary and go to North Block, everyone will know I was there but can anyone guarantee that I actually met him? So, how can this guarantee better output?”

He regretted the “move to have control over the bureaucracy” through a “weird public display at an increasing cost of governance, with expensive biometric devices and what not”.

Once the portal receives cabinet approval and is formally launched, all central government employees will have to register themselves with it. Those who lack an Aadhaar card will have to get their biometrics done.
As of now, the Prime Minister’s Office is not enrolled, though sources said it had approached the National Informatics Centre to get registered with the portal.

Neither cabinet secretary Ajit Seth nor foreign secretary Sujatha Singh is registered yet. The highest number of enrolments is from the Planning Commission, which is on its way to extinction.

The nine-day-old online register shows that home secretary Anil Goswami has not visited his North Block office the past four days.

Suhaib Ilyasi, editor of Bureaucracy Today — a magazine for and about the country’s bureaucrats — said the response had been positive.

“People like it even though they have to be punctual,” he said. “There is no sense of intrusion.”
But a bureaucrat asked why the scheme didn’t cover the ministers.

“Politicians, who call themselves public servants, have kept themselves out. If attendance is so important to this government, why have half the cabinet ministers skipped work to go camping in poll-bound states?” he said.

It isn’t clear whether Modi would be enrolled.

Source : The Telegraph

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