Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Amendment of Rules on Imposing Penalty on Central Government Employees

Dopt Notification – Amendment of Rules on Imposing Penalty on Central Government Employees

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 22nd January, 2015

G.S.R. 6(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2014.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 27th October, 2013.

2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 29, for clause (2), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:—

“(2) If a Government servant is reduced as a measure of penalty to a lower service, grade or post or to a lower time-scale, the authority ordering the reduction shall specify,—

(a) the period for which the reduction shall be effective;

(b) whether, on restoration, the period of reduction shall operate to postpone future increments and, if so, to what extent; and

(c) whether the Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher service, grade or post or time-scale on his restoration to the service, grade or post or time-scale from which he was reduced.”

[F. No. 6/2/2013-Estt. (Pay-I)]
MUKESH CHATURVED
Source : www.persmin.gov.in

LTC to Foreign Countries : Ministry of Civil Aviation nods

LTC to Foreign Countries : Ministry of Civil Aviation nods

The civil aviation ministry has given its nod to a proposal to provide leave travel concession for government employees to Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka to boost tourism in the region.

A senior official in the ministry confirming the development said, “The move is intended to boost tourism within SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries. Pakistan and Bangladesh has been left out for now because of security issues.”

The approval from the ministry of civil aviation was required so that the LTC can be availed of on national carrier Air India while flying to these countries.

Interestingly, latest available official data shows that there has been a decline in foreign tourist arrivals from Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka in 2013.

SriLanka does feature among the top five countries accounting for 3.77 per cent of foreign tourist arrivals in India. However, tourist arrivals from Sri Lanka to India dropped by 11 per cent in 2013.

Similarly, arrivals from Nepal declined by 9 per cent, Bhutan by 1 per cent. Foreign tourist arrivals from Maldives went down by 10 per cent in the same period.

Read more : Financial Express

Data in respect of Direct Recruit Assistants for Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSS reg.

Data in respect of Direct Recruit Assistants for Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSS reg.
Reminder
No.21/5/2015-CS.I(PR/CMS)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
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2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 27th January, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Data in respect of Direct Recruit Assistants for Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSS reg .

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.7/2/2013- CS.I(A) dated 02.01 .2014 followed by two reminders dated 11.02.2014 and 14.03.2014 about uploading of data in respect of Direct Recruit Assistants in the Web Based Cadre Management System of Central Secretariat Service. 
Ministries/Departments were also requested to furnish the data of DR Assistants of 2011 & 2012 batches in the prescribed format. However, the Ministries/Departments (as per Annexure to this OM) have not yet
forwarded the same.

2. Ministries/Departments concerned are once again requested to immediately furnish the data in respect of DR Assistants of 2011 and 2012 batches in the format enclosed DR Assistants concerned are also advised that it is their responsibility to get their data fed in the web based system at cscms.nic.in.

(Parminder Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 24642705
To
Ministries/Departments concerned .

http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/Drasst270115.pdf

Regulation of journeys on use of own / hired taxi on account of disability of the Government Servant on LTC

Regulation of journeys on use of own/ hired taxi on account of disability of the Government Employees on LTC – CGDA Orders

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

Circular
No. AT/IV/4462/LTC Claim
Dated: 13th Jan 2015
To
All PCsDA/ CsDA
PCoA (F‘ys) Kolkata

Sub: Regulation of journeys on use of own / hired taxi on account of disability of the Govt. Servant on LTC.

Reference is invited to GoI, DoPT OM F No. 31011/3/2009-Estt.(A) dated: 28th Oct’2009.

2. The HQ office has been in receipt of references from Controllers regarding issues pertaining to the subject mentioned above. In this context it is stated that the matter was taken up with MoD (Fin) for clarification.

3. In this connection please find enclosed a copy of DoPT letter F.No. G-26033/I/Cash-13 (Pt.Fi1e) dated: 25.09.2014 received under MoD (Fin) ID No. 10(I)/2014/Fin QA dated: 14.10.2014 clarifying the point of doubts for information and further necessary action please.

4. The applicability of this clarification in r/o of Armed Forces personnel has separately been taken up with MOD D Mov. Further communication on this issue will follow on receipt of clarification from MoD D Mov.
Addl.CGDA has seen.
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Sr. Accounts Officer (AT-IV)
Clarification orders issued by Ministry of Defence on 7th July 2014…

Government of India
Ministry of Defence (Fin/QA)
Room No. 412-C. ‘B’ Wing,
Sena Bhawan New Delhi

Subject : Views/remarks regarding use of own/hired taxi on LTC on account of physically handicapped employees.

Reference: Jt.CGDA (AT Coord) U.O. No. AT/IV/4462/LTC Claim dt.07.07.2014

Attention of Jt.CGDA (AT-III) is drawn to his above referred U.O. seeking views/remarks regarding use of own/hired taxi on LTC on account of physical handicap.

2. The subject file was referred to DoPT for their comments. DoPT stated that if the clarification sought is in respect of Defence Personnel, then it is clarified that CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 are not applicable to them. In case of civilian Government servants, the clarification provided by DoPT is enclosed for information.

3. O/o the CGDA is advised to strictly follow the advice rendered by DoPT in the matter and decide the LTC cases in respect of physically handicapped employees, accordingly.
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(Lajpat Rai)
AFA (QA)
Clarification orders issued by DoPT…

Department of Personnel & Training
Estt.A-IV Desk
F.No. G-26033/1/Cash-13 (Pt. File)
Ref. notes of Ministry of Defence on pre-pages seeking clarification regarding use of own/ hired taxi on LTC on account of physically handicap.

2. It is not clear from the notes as to whether the clarification sought for is in respect of civilian Government employees in the Defence services or Defence personnel. In case, the clarification sought is in respect of Defence Personnel, then it is clarified that CCS (LTC) Rules, 1938 are not applicable to them. In case of civilian Government servant the clarification is provided as under:

Points of Doubts raised by PcsDA/ CsDs and Remarks/view of DoPT

1. Whether a physically disabled officer who travels by air/ train on Temporary Duty can make use of own/ hired taxi on LTC?

As per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/3/2009-Estt.(A) dated 28th October, 2009, such relaxation to travel by own car/ hired taxi is available to only those Govt. servants who on account of physical handicap of self or dependant family members is unable to perform the LTC journey by the authorized modes of transport and are compelled to undertake the journey by own car/ private taxi.

It is believed that a Govt. employee who is able to travel by air/ train on Temporary Duty, is capable of undertaking the journey by the same on LTC also.

2. Whether the amount should be restricted to Rail fare by shortest route or the physically challenged officer using own/ hired taxi on LTC who is otherwise entitled to travel by air (i.e. drandng grade pay of Rs.5400/- and above).

The amount admissible to the physically disabled Govt. servant shall not be more than admissible if the journey is performed by the entitled class of rail/air (as per his entitled mode) by the shortest route or the actual taxi fare whichever is less, provided that the source station and destination station are connected by these modes of transport.

3. Whether it would be appropriate to admit air fare on notional basis for non-existing air routes or shortest routes, like Pune-Mumbai, Delhi-Faridabad, Delhi-Mathura etc. for Physically challenged officer using own/ hired taxi on LTC?

No, Air fare cannot be admitted on notional that too for the non-existing air route. Where the source station and Destination station are not connected by train or air transport, the claim shall be regulated in terms of the Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23rd September, 2008 as per the mileage allowance for journeys performed by road in own car/taxi.

Authority – www.cgda.nic.in

Clarification on Revision of Investment Guidelines for NPS Scheme

Clarification on Revision of Investment Guidelines for NPS Scheme issued on 29.01.2014

CIRCULAR
PFRDA/2015/05/PFM/03
To,
All Pension Funds,
Date: 22nd Jan. 2015

Subject: Clarification on Revision of Investment Guidelines for NPS Scheme issued on 29.01.2014

This is with reference to the Circular No. PFRDA/2014/02/PFM/1 for Revision of Investment Guidelines for NPS Schemes issued by PFRDA on 29.01.2014.

2. Pursuant to above mentioned circular, the Pension Funds were expected to realign their portfolios in accordance with the revised guidelines.

3. However in the interest of the subscribers the following was stipulated in clause 5.

“Pension Funds to ensure that the interest of the subscribers is safeguarded and that they should not incur any loss while exiting the existing investments to comply with the revised guidelines. However, all future investments should be made strictly in compliance with the above guidelines’

4. It is to clarify that the above clause was only intended to protect the subscriber any loss on exiting any existing security merely to comply with revised investment pattern

5. However this does not imply that Pension Funds cannot exit from existing investments at a loss, if it is so required as a measure of portfolio management by the Pension Funds within the parameters of their internal Investment Management/Risk Management/ Stop loss policy and within the overall framework of guidelines issued by PFRDA.

6. A case in the point is when there is downgrade of any security, it is for the Pension Funds to determine the point of exit from it. The guidelines do not bar any such exit even if there is a loss, if the exit is so determined by the policy of Pension Funds within the overall framework of PFRDA guidelines.
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Sumeet Maur Kapoor
(General Manager)
Source: http://www.pfrda.org.in/MyAuth/Admin/showimg.cshtml?ID=575

Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts

Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts

No. 17-39/6/2012-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi- 110001
Dated: 14 Jan 2015
To
All Chief Postmasters General

Subject: Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS posts

The review of selection criteria and eligibility conditions for engagement to GDS posts has been engaging the attention of the Department for quite some time. A Committee, namely the DKS Chauhan Committee, was constituted by the Department to look into various aspects related to the Gramin Dak Sevaks. Based on the recommendations made by the aforesaid Committee, it has been decided by the Department to revise the eligibility/ selection criteria for engagement to GDS posts.

The selection to GDS posts will now be based purely on the marks secured in an Objective Aptitude Test which will be conducted for the purpose at Circle level on six monthly basis. This will replace the present selection criteria which were based on marks secured in Matriculation/VIII Standard. The detailed selection process is being notified separately vide this Directorate’s letter No. 17-39/7/2012-GDS dated 14 Jan 2015.

The eligibility conditions for engagement to the posts of GDS have also been revised and comprehensive instructions on the subject are issued as given below. The revised eligibility conditions & criteria of selection will be effective for the vacancies notified on or after 01.04.2015. The engagement process initiated before 01.04.2015 shall be finalized as per the existing instructions.
 
A. Age
B. Educational Qualification
C. Residence
D. Adequate means of Livelihood
E. Furnishing of Security
F. Fulfillment of other terms and conditions
G. Adequate representation of SC/ST/OBC & Physically Challenged
(Surendra Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS)

Source/View/Download : http://www.indiapost.gov.in

CASUAL LABOUR / PT WORKERS WAGE REVISED

Remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labour (Other than Temporary Status)/Part Time Casual Labour/Workers engaged on contingency basis.

No. 2-53/2011-PCC
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi- 110001
Dated: 22 Jan 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labour (Other than Temporary Status)/Part Time Casual Labour/Workers engaged on contingency basis.

The issue of remuneration payable to Full Time Casual Labourers (Other than Temporary Status) and Part Time Casual Labourers has been under consideration of the Department for quite some time. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Nodal Ministries/Departments and it has been decided, that the remuneration payable to casual labourers would be as under:-

The wages of Full Time Casual Labourers (Other than Temporary Status) would be calculated at the minimum of Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200) i.e. Rs.5200 plus a Grade Pay of Rs. 1300/- and Dearness Allowance as admissible from time to time. In addition, the benefit of merger of 50% of dearness allowance would also be admissible in terms of DoPT OM No. 49014/5/2004-Estt (C) dated 31.05.2004.

(ii). So far as Part Time Casual Labourers are concerned, their wages would be calculated on pro-rata basis, in terms of hours of duty put in, with respect to the minimum of Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200) i.e. Rs.5200 plus a Grade Pay of Rs. 1300/- and Dearness Allowance as admissible from time to time. In addition, the benefit of merger of 50% of dearness allowance would also be admissible in terms of DoPT OM No. 49014/5/2004-Estt (C) dated 31.05.2004.

2 The revision as aforesaid in sub paras (i) to.(ii) will take effect from 01.01.2006.

3. For the Full Time Casual Labourers covered by Para 1(v) of DoPT OM No. 49014/2/86
Estt. (C) dated 07.06.1988 i.e. the full time casual labourers, who are engaged to perform work different from the work performed by ‘regular employee, will continue to be remunerated based on the minimum wages prescribed by Central or State Government, whichever is higher.

4 This issues with concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide Diary No.343/FA/2015/CS dated 22.01.2015
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(Surender kumar)
Asstt. Director General (GDS/PCC)

Source: http://nfpe.blogspot.in/2015/01/casual-labour-pt-workers-wage-revised.html

Will Central Government Employees, get 6% dearness allowance

Will Central Government Employees, get 6% dearness allowance

 Good days will come for Central Government Employees, get 6% dearness allowance

     Modi Government is set to big announcement on Budget in view of 7th Pay Commission

It is certain that 6% increase in DA is guaranteed. Here it is necessary to mention that the DA is increased twice in a year. Central government employees are paid from the first of January and July.  As we're told that the DA is 6 percent of total will be 113%. But it is also a provision that if the DA crossed 100 mark will be merged in the basic salary. The employee unions are pressing hard for the merger of DA in the basic pay. But neither the government nor the Seventh Pay Commission is committed at this point. The government has also not in mood to merge the DA in the basic pay. If that happens, this will be bad news for the employees.


Union workers are now engaged on the expected budget has to be presented in February. Employees are hoping that the finance minister will must bring good day for them. On the other side the employee organizations has started to pressure on government to merge the DA in basic pay. The employees union are also pressing for provision of fund for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission in the budget. Trade union leaders are confident that a big announcement can be in budget .


Comparison of weighting diagrams of the existing and revised series of CPI

Comparison of weighting diagrams of the existing and revised series of CPI

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has uploaded on its official portal on 22nd of this month that the comparison of the existing and revised series of Consumer Price Index.

The new and revised consumer price index is based on 2012=100. The first index of revised CPI will be published on 12.2.2015.

We reproduced the press release of the new and revised CPI press release and given below for your information…
Base Year Revision of Consumer Price Index (CPI)

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) for Rural, Urban and Combined, at State/UTs and all India level, w.e.f. January 2011. The Base Year of this series of CPI is 2010=100 and weighting diagrams are based on the results of Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) 2004-05.

2. Now the CSO is in the process of revising the Base Year from 2010=100 to 2012=100. The weighting diagrams have been prepared on the basis of the results of CES (2011-12). With this revision, the gap between Price Reference Year (Base Year) and the Weight Reference Year has been minimized. Apart from this, a number of methodological improvements have been introduced in the revised series, which are as follows:

Weighting diagrams have been prepared using the Modified Mixed Reference Period (MMRP) data of CES (2011-12), to make consistent with the international practice of shorter reference period for most of the food items and larger reference period for the item of infrequent consumption/purchased. In the old series (Base Year 2010=100), Uniform Reference Period (URP) data were used.

In the existing series of CPI, COICOP (Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose), an international standard classification, is being followed broadly, whereas in the revised series, it would be completely followed, except a few deviations which are necessary for Indian context.

The Geometric Mean, instead of Arithmetic Mean being used in the old series, of the price relatives with respect to base prices would be used to compile elementary/item indices.

In case of PDS items, prices of Antyodaya Anna Yojanna (AAY) have also been included in addition to Above Poverty Line (APL) & Below Poverty Line (BPL) prices being taken in the existing series.
Due to change in the consumption pattern from 2004-05 to 2011-12, the weighting diagrams (Share of expenditure to total expenditure) have changed. A comparison of weighting diagrams of the existing and revised series is given in the table below:

Table: Comparison of weighting diagrams of the existing and revised series of CPI

Comparison-of-existing-and-revised-series-of-CPI

4. In the CES (2011-12), some of the items of CES (2004-05) were dropped from the schedule and a few new items were added. Market survey was conducted to identify shops, fix specifications and collect prices of the new items. Based on the availability of prices, a few new items have been included in the revised series. At the same time, some of items of the existing series have been dropped, in respect of which, prices have not been reported for quite a long period of time. Accordingly, the number of priced items has changed from 437 to 448 in rural and from 450 to 460 in urban at all India level. The number of priced items varies from State to State. If a particular item has occurred in any State, that item has been considered in the All India item basket. In the revised series, 11 new priced items have been added, without dropping any item, in rural sector at all India level. In case of Urban, 7 priced items have been dropped and 17 new priced items have been added.

5. Adopting the aforementioned improvements in methodologies, the first series (revised) would be compiled for the month of January 2015 and released on 12th February 2015. In order to estimate the old series of CPI, using the revised series, a linking factor would be provided. The year on year inflation rates for each month of 2015 would be compiled and released, with the respective press release, using the Linking Factor. From January 2016 onwards, the inflation rates would be compiled using the actual CPI of the revised series, as the indices for a given month of the year 2015 and 2016.

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