Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Action to strengthen ECHS

Action to strengthen ECHS

Ministry of Defence
Action to strengthen ECHS

Measures to Improve ECHS

18 NOV 2019

An additional allotment of Rs.3,500/- crores have been sought to overcome the problem.

Following steps have been taken to check and curb the misuse of funds in ECHS and inflated bill being raised by empanelled hospitals:

Also check: VERIFICATION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ECHS CARDS BY RECORD OFFICE

  •     Strict monitoring of bills is done and they are restricted to CGHS rates. Disciplinary action is taken against defaulting hospitals which includes suspension of referrals/financial penalties/disempanelment.
  •     A detailed SOP for taking action against empanelled hospitals has been issued on 10.10.2019 by Department of Ex Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to ShriRajeev Chandrasekharin Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

Bye elections 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on the day of poll 25.11.2019

Bye elections 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on the day of poll 25.11.2019

F. No. 12/3/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 18th November, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bye elections to fill four casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on 25.11.2019 (Monday) – Grant of Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that, as informed by the Election Commission of India, vide their letter No. 78/EPS/2019, dated 01.11.2019, Bye -election to the following State Legislative Assemblies in the States of Uttarakhand and West Bengal will be held on 25.11.2019 (Monday);

Also check: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2020

S. No. StatesNumber & Name of Assembly Constituency
1Uttarakhand44 – Pithoragarh
2West Bengal34 – Kaliagani (SC)
3West Bengal77 – Karimpur
4West Bengal224 – Kharagpur Sadar

In this regard, it is stated that the guidelines issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA, dated 10.10.2001 regarding closure of Government Offices and grant of paid holiday, may be followed by all the Central Government Offices, including the industrial establishments, in the concerned State.

The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerne

Hindi version will follow.

(Juglah Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Bye elections 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on the day of poll 25.11.2019
Source: DoPT

Monday, November 18, 2019

Age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees, Government’s briefing to the PTI

Government’s briefing to the PTI on the age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees

Age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees, Government’s briefing to the PTI
No.NC/JCM/2019

Dated: September 25, 2019

All Constituents of the JCM (Staff Side)

Dear Comrades,

Government’s briefing to the PTI on the age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees

There are serious rumours in the air that the Department of Personnel & Training (Government of India) has mooted a proposal in regard to age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees, laying down condition of either 33 years of Qualifying Service or 60 years of age, whichever is earlier. It is also being claimed by several sources that, this proposal has already been sent to the Finance Ministry for their approval.

Also check: Central Government employees who have put in 33 years service or attained the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier, shall retire on superannuation

In this connection, it is clarified that, this has not to be given any cognizance since it is not possible without prior consultation with the JCM(Staff Side), being an important matter of the service condition, affecting the Central Government Employees.

Sincerely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
National Council(JCM)

Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations

Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations


Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations



Ministry of Labour & Employment
Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations

18 NOV 2019

The steps taken by the major recruitment agencies for the Central Government viz. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to safeguard the examination processes are enumerated below :

UPSC has started deploying low powered Jammers at the examination venues to prevent adoption of unfair means during the examinations by using mobiles phones, blue-tooth and other communicating devices.

Since, 2015, Computer Based Test (CBT) has been introduced in all Railway examinations. The internet domain, on which online CBTs are conducted, has the approval of Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). After written examination, link of question paper and corresponding responses made by candidates with answer key is provided to their registered emails.

Staff Selection Commission(SSC) migrated from erstwhile Optical Mark Recognition(OMR(-) based examination to computer based examinations from June, 2016, and has taken comprehensive measures which, inter-alia, include audit of examination venues, conduct of mock-tests, deployment of its representatives as Inspecting Officers at the examination venues, comprehensive CCTV coverage of the examination venues, etc

Thorough checking & frisking of candidates with the help of Hand-Held Metal Detectors, registering of their bio-metric attendance, taking and matching of their photographs, etc., are also carried out at the examination centres.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Cadre Review of Post & Telegraphs Building Works Service Group A: DoT

Cadre Review of Post & Telegraphs Building Works Service Group A: DoT

No. 24-1/2019-EW
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
1105, Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi 110001

Dated the November 14, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Cadre Review of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service (P& T BWS), Group ‘A’

The Cabinet has approved the Cadre structure of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service (P& T BWS), Group ‘A’ as communicated vide Cabinet Secretariat Approval No. 34/CM/2019(i} dated 8th November 2019 (Case No. 296/34/2019).

Also check: Cabinet approves Cadre review of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service Group A

2. The Cadre strength of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service, Group ‘A’ and distribution of posts at various levels has been fixed as follows:

S.NoGradeElectricalCivilArchitectureNumber of Posts
1HAG (Higher Administrative Grade)


1*
2SAG (Senior Administrative Grade)73010
3JAG (Junior Administrative Grade)2811241
4STS (Senior Time Scale)1031647
5JTS (Junior Time Scale)1506

Duty Posts46508105

* Common cadre post in DoT

3. Further distribution of posts between Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts will be issued separately.

4. There will be no fresh recruitment into P& T BWS cadre and the cadre will be phased out in such a manner that there is no adverse impact on the incumbents.

(S K Jain)
Dy Director General
Tel: 011 2371 0035

Source: DoT

Cadre Review of Post & Telegraphs Building Works Service Group A: DoT

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Extending the benefit of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen

Extending the benefit of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen

Extending the benefit of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen

NFIR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No. E(P &A)I-2013/FE-2/4a(pt.)
The General Secretary,
NFIR
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055.
New Delhi, dated: 23.10.2019
Sub.:- Extending the benefit of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter No. 1/5(g)/2019 dated 10.10.2019 on the subject noted above. In this regard it is stated that the issue regarding extending the benefit of LC Gate Allowance to Gatemen (now Track Maintainers) manning the Traffic Gates at par with the Gatemen (now Track Maintainers) manning the Engg. Gates is under consideration in Board's office in consultation with Ministry of Finance. A consolidated proposal in respect of payment of Special Allowance to the traffic Gatemen deployed to work on Level Crossing Gates (LC Gate) alongwith an another proposal has been sent to Ministry of Finance (MoF) vide U.O. dated 16.08.2019. However, no reply has since been received from Ministry of Finance so far.
For Secretary Railway Board
Source: NFIR

UPSC Vacancy for the post of Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12 – DoPT Orders 2019

UPSC Vacancy for the post of Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12

LATEST DOPT ORDERS 2019


F.No.21/07/2019-CS-l(P)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.l Division)

2nd Floor,’A’ wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 7th November, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Filling up of the one post each in Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12 in UPSC.

The undersigned is directed to circulate the Vacancy Circulars No.A-35021/041201 9 Admn-ll dated 15th October, 20l9, A-35021/03/2019 dated 25th October, 2019 and A- 35021/07/2019 Admn-ll dated 25th October, 2019 (along-with enclosures) received from Union Public Service Commission for filling up the following posts as detailed below:-

Also check: Vacancy for officers in UPSC in Level 7 of the pay Matrix on Promotion / Deputation under Central Government, Deputation / Reemployment (For Armed Forces personnel)

S.No. Name of the PostLevel
1Library & Information Assistant (General Central Service, Group ‘B’ Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)Level-6
2Assistant Library & Information Officer ( General Central Service, Group ‘B’ Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)Level-7
3Officer on Special Duff. (Co-ordination General) (General Central Service, Group ‘A’, Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)Level 12

2. It may be noted that cadre clearance from C.S.l Division will be required in case of Under Secretary and above level officers of CSS applying for deputation.

3. In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries / Departments

(Sanjay Kumar Das Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India 
To,
All Ministries/Departments (through DOPT’s website) 

UPSC Vacancy for the post of Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12 – DoPT Orders 2019
Source: DoPT

Friday, November 15, 2019

Air India LTC 80 fare list from November 2019 for Central Government employees

Air India LTC 80 fare list from November 2019 for Central Government employees

Air India LTC 80 fare list from November 2019 for Central Government employees



a) Above Charges are applicable per coupon.
In case of non-refundable, Basic Fare will be forfeited.

b) In case of Re-issuance : Applicable Charges and difference of fare if any are applicable.

c) LTC Tickets: Change/Refund Fee will be as applicable for highest Business or Economy Class fare

Also check: Updated list of All India LTC fare under LTC 80 Scheme for May 2019

d) Armed Forces and related discounts : Change/ Refund Fee applicable as per RBD fare rules. All categories of (Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces, General Reserve Engineering Forces, War Disabled Officers, War Widows and Gallantry Award Tickets under RBD K to L), (Armed Forces Bravery Award Tickets under RBD K to L)

(B) The refund rules applicable to Link Fares on all RBDs are as under:
(A) Originating point :
Tickets issued on fares under: RBDs K to U
  • Refund - Permitted up to 1 hr before scheduled departure of the flight against a Refund Fee of - Rs. 2500/- on the fare component.
  • Refund of No-show ticket : Non Refundable (Basic fare)
(B) Intermediate Point :
In case of completion of part itinerary, a passenger desirous of claiming refund will be allowed to do so after deducting the applicable fare on booked RBD, for the sector traveled along with the applicable Refund Fee plus applicable goods & service tax (GST).

(C) In cases of Flight Disruptions:
  • Alternate arrangements are made by the Airline- No Refund
  • Passenger is taken back to the point of origin by the first available service – Full amount to be refunded.
  • Own arrangement for the cancelled sector is made by the passenger(s): Refund of Basic fare of the cancelled sector
  • The passenger is not taken to the ticketed destination & passenger(s) makes own arrangement : Full refund in order in respective RBD along with unutilized non-airline taxes, if any.
  • No Re-validation or Cancellation Fee applicable on Infant Tickets.
5. Applicable Fare season 06, NOV 2019

6. These fares are subject to Change without prior notice.

SECTOR & V.V 
HLTC (Economy Class) DLTC (Executive Class)
Agartala Kolkata 875017880




Agra Delhi 875017880




Agra Khajuraho 875017880




Agra Varanasi 950019320




Ahmedabad Chennai 1750035400




Ahmedabad Delhi 1105022440




Ahmedabad Mumbai 875017880




Aizawl Imphal 410017880




Aizawl Kolkata 720017880




Amritsar Delhi 875017880




Amritsar Mumbai 1750035400




Amritsar Nanded 1750035400




Aurangabad Delhi 1505030560




Aurangabad Mumbai 825021000




Bagdogra Delhi 1520030600




Bagdogra Kolkata 875017880




Bengaluru Bhubaneshwar 1510030600




Bengaluru Chennai 875017880




Bengaluru Delhi 1990040200




Bengaluru Goa 950019320




Bengaluru Guwahati 1990040200




Bengaluru Hubli 875017880




Bengaluru Hyderabad 875017880




Bengaluru Kolkata 1750035400




Bengaluru Mumbai 1105022440




Bengaluru Trivandrum 950019320




Bhopal Delhi 950019320




Bhopal Mumbai 1240026960




Bhubaneshwa r Delhi 1510030600




Bhubaneshwa r Hyderabad 1135022440




Bhubaneshwa r Kolkata 875017880




Bhubaneshwa r Mumbai 1750035400




Chandigarh Delhi 875017880




Chandigarh Leh 875017880




Chandigarh Mumbai 1750035400




Chandigarh Pune 1750035400




Chennai Coimbatore 875017880




Chennai Delhi 1990040200




Chennai Goa 970019320




Chennai Hyderabad 950019320




Chennai Kochi 950019320




Chennai Kolkata 1750035400




Chennai Madurai 875017880




Chennai Mumbai 1510030600




Chennai Portblair 1750035400




Chennai Trivandrum 950019320




Coimbatore Delhi 1990040200




Coimbatore Mumbai 1510030600




Delhi Gaya 1105022440




Delhi Goa 1750035400




Delhi Guwahati 1750035400




Delhi Hyderabad 1510030600




Delhi Imphal 1990040200




Delhi Indore 950019320




Delhi Jaipur 875017880




Delhi Jammu 950019320




Delhi Jodhpur 875017880




Delhi Khajuraho 875017880




Delhi Kochi 1990048240




Delhi Kolkata 1750035400




Delhi Leh 1110019320




Delhi Lucknow 875017880




Delhi Mumbai 1510030600




Delhi Nagpur 1135022440




Delhi Patna 1135022440




Delhi Port Blair 2870051600




Delhi Pune 1510030600




Delhi Raipur 1205022440




Delhi Rajkot 1330022440




Delhi Ranchi 1510030600




Delhi Srinagar 960019320




Delhi Surat 1330022440




Delhi Tirupati 1990040200




Delhi Trivandrum 2050049680




Delhi Udaipur 950019320




Delhi Vadodra 1125022440




Delhi Varanasi 950019320




Delhi Vijayawada 1750035400




Delhi Vishakhapatnam 1750035400




Dibrugarh Kolkata 1160022440




Dimapur Kolkata 950019320




Gaya Kolkata 875017880




Gaya Varanasi 875017880




Goa Mumbai 875017880




Guwahati Imphal 875017880




Guwahati Kolkata 875017880




Hubli Mumbai 875017880




Hyderabad Kolkata 1515030600




Hyderabad Mumbai 950019320




Hyderabad Tirupati 875017880




Hyderabad Vijayawada 875017880




Hyderabad Vishakhapatnam 950019320




Imphal Kolkata 950019320




Indore Mumbai 950019320




Jaipur Mumbai 1205022440




Jammu Leh 1025017880




Jammu Srinagar 875017880




Jamnagar Mumbai 875017880




Jodhpur Mumbai 1390026960




Khajuraho Varanasi 875017880




Kochi Mumbai 1510030600




Kochi Trivandrum 875017880




Kolkata Mumbai 1990040200




Kolkata Port Blair 1750035400




Kolkata Silchar 875017880




Kolkata Varanasi 950019320




Kozhikode Mumbai 1325022440




Leh Srinagar 880017880




Lucknow Mumbai 1510030600




Madurai Mumbai 1510030600




Mangalore Mumbai 950019320




Mumbai Nagpur 950019320




Mumbai Pune 810017880




Mumbai Raipur 1365022440




Mumbai Rajkot 1285023240




Mumbai Trivandrum 1570030600




Mumbai Udaipur 950019320




Mumbai Varanasi 1515030600




Mumbai Vishakhapatnam 1510030600




Port Blair Vishakhapatnam 1515030600




Raipur Nagpur 875017880




Raipur Vishakhapatnam 875017880




Bengaluru Belgaum 875017880




Kolkata Jaipur 1750035400




Bengaluru Ahmedabad 1515030600




Hyderabad Guwahati 1990040200




Bhubaneshwa r Guwahati 1135022440




Hyderabad DURGAPUR 1380030600




Delhi Nanded 1750035400




Chandigarh Nanded 1750035400




Delhi Kannur 1810040200




Kannur Kozhikode 810017880




Delhi Kozhikode 1810040200




Aurangabad Udaipur 950019320




Dehradun Mumbai1750035400




 Dehradun Varanasi 970019320

For more details check the Air India website.

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI

Regd


DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, INDIA
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle, Chennai-600002

No. TCA/130-2/2020 dated at Chennai 600002 the 14.11.2019

Sub: Holidays to be observed in Administrative /Operative Offices during the year 2020 – Reg.

All Administrative / Operative Offices in Tamilnadu Postal Circle will observe 17 Closed Holidays during the year 2020 as shown in Annexure I.

In addition to these 17 closed Holidays, each employee will also be permitted to avail himself / herself any two (2) Restricted Holidays to be chosen by himself / herself out of the list of Restricted Holidays as shown in Annexure II.

It is also intimated by the CGEWCC, Chennai that if the dates of the 4 holidays (i.e) Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad are changed by the State Government, it will be deemed date for the holiday suo moto for all the Central Government offices in Tamilnadu instead of separately declaring it as holiday.

In view of the above, there will be no separate announcement, on the holidays mentioned in prepara.

DA: As above.

Asst. Director (Admn)
For Chief Postmaster General,
Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai 600002

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI

Sl. NOHOLIDAYDATEDAY
1*PONGAL15.01.2020WEDNESDAY
2REPUBLIC DAY26.01.2020SUNDAY
3MAHAVIR JAVANTI06.04.2020MONDAY
4GOOD FRIDAY10.04.2020FRIDAY
5BUDDHA PURNIMA07.05.2020THURSDAY
6ID U’L FITR25.05.2020MONDAY
7ID U’L ZUHA (BAKRID) 01.08.2020SATURDAY
8*JANMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)12.08.2020WEDNESDAY
9INDEPENDENCE DAY15.08.2020SATURDAY
10*VINAYAK CHATURTHI / GANESH CHATURTHI 22.08.2020SATURDAY
11MUHARRAM30.08.2020SUNDAY
12MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY02.10.2020FRIDAY
13DUSSEHRA (VIJAYA DASHMI)25.10.2020SUNDAY
14PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)30.10.2020FRIDAY
15DIWALI (DEEPAWALI)14.11.2020SATURDAY
16GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY30.11.2020MONDAY
17CHRISTMAS DAY25.12.2020FRIDAY

* Declared by CGEWCC, Chennai

for Executive Secretary (CGEWCC, Chennai)

Annexure II


LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI OFFICES


Sl. NOHOLIDAYDATEDAY
1New Year’s Day 01.01.2020Wednesday
2Guru Gobind Slngh’s Birthday02.01.2020Thursday
3Lohri13.01.2020Monday
4Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami30.01.2020 Thursday
5Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday09.02.2020Sunday
6Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanthi18.02.2020Tuesday
7Shivaji Jayanti19.02.2020Wednesday
8Maha Shivaratri21.02.2020Friday
9Hollka Dahan/Dolyatra09.03.2020Monday
10 Hazrat All’s Birthday09.03.2020Monday
11Holi10.03.2020Tuesday
12Chaitra Sukladl / Gudl Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand25.03.2020Wednesday
13Ram Navami02.04.2020Thursday
14Easter Sunday12.04.2020Sunday
15Vaisaki / Vishu13.04.2020Monday
16Mesadi / Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)14.04.2020Tuesday
17Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday08.05.2020Friday
18Jamat-ul-Vida22.05.2020Friday
19Rath Yatra23.06.2020Tuesday
20Raksha Bandan03.08.2020Monday
21Janmashtami (Smarta)11.08.2020Tuesday
22Parsi New Year’s Day16.08.2020Sunday
23Onam or Thiru Onam Day31.08.2020Monday
24Dussehra (Maha saptami) (Additional)23.10.2020Friday
25Dussehra (Maha Ahstami/Maha Navami) (Additional)24.10.2020Saturday
26Vijay Dashmi (Bengal, Kerala)26.10.2020Monday
27Maharishi Valmik’s Birthday31.10.2020Saturday
28Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)04.11.2020Wednesday
29Govardhan Puja15.11.2020Sunday
30Bhai Dhuj16.11.2020Monday
31Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Pula)20.11.2020Friday
32Guru reg Bhadur’s Martyrdom Day24.11.2020Tuesday
33Christmas Eve24.12.2020Thursday

for Executive Secretary (CGEWCC, Chennai) 

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI
 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Railway Vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 twent per cent quota reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices

Railway Vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 twent per cent quota reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices

NFIR

Railway Vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 twent per cent quota reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices

No. II/94/Part I
Dated: 08/11/2019

The Member (Staff),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: 20% quota vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 reserved for "Course Completed Act Apprentices" - need for delegation of powers to GMs to fill the posts promptly - reg.

Ref:  (i) Railway Board’s reply to NFIR vide letter No. E(NG)II/2019/RR-I/5 dated 23/04/2019
(ii) NFIR’s letter vide No.II/94/Part I dated 17/08/2019 to the Member Staff, Railway Board.

Responding to Railway Board’s reply dated 23/04/2019, the Federation vide its letter dated 17/08/2019 has again conveyed to the Railway Board certain valid points with regard to fulfillment of 20% quota vacancies in GP 1800 Level-1 by Course Completed Act Apprentices of Railways.

Also check: 7th Pay Commission Pay Matrix Table Level 1 to 5

NFIR once again re-iterates the following for re-consideration :-
  • The 20% quota meant to be filled by Railways trained Act Apprentices has, in fact, not been fulfilled due to inexplicable reasons which are beyond the control of RRCs. This is causing adverse impact on the IR system as the vacancies in Level-l particularly in Safety categories of Technical Departments continued to remain unfilled while at the same time the Course Completed Act Apprentices of Railways are out of job despite the fact that they possess required skills for performing technical jobs in Railways.
  • In Workshops and Depots/Sheds, the Act Apprentices (under training) are utilized by the authorities on regular jobs during training period due to heavy shortage of manpower, with the objective of achieving out turn targets fixed by the Railway Board. The earmarked 20% quota vacancies, if allowed to be filled under GM’s powers, the trained apprentices will have job opportunities and equally their skills will be of greater advantage for Railways to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Another important factor causing negative impact on the IR system is non-consideration of Inter Railway transfer requests of Level-l safety category staff (Track Maintainers, Helpers etc.,) due to non-availability of replacement. Even the options of optees to different projects on Indian Railways are not being forwarded by the Zonal Railways despite communications from Project Organisations in view of heavy vacancy position.
  • For ensuring quality and efficiency of Railways, adequate manpower possessing required skills is the need of the hour. The field position reveals that in Depots, Sheds and Workshops the staff strength is very much inadequate and for this reason, the GMs are required to be given powers for induction of course completed act apprentices against 20% vacancies in Level-l for meeting the exigency and urgency.
NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board (MS) to kindly re-consider the matter for delegating powers to the General Managers to induct Course Completed Act Apprentices against 20% quota vacancies of Level-1 posts as laid down in RBE No. 71/2016 dated 21/06/2016 de-linking with the recruitment process of RRC. Federation may kindly be replied on action taken on this letter.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary


Source: NFIR

Prakash Javadekar takes responsibility as Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister

Prakash Javadekar takes responsibility as Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister

Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Prakash Javadekar Takes Charge as Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister

Prakash Javadekar Takes Charge as Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister

3 NOV 2019

Prakash Javadekar assumed office of Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises today

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting & Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, assumed office today in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

The Minister was welcomed by Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Asha Ram Sihag, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Sailesh, and senior officers of both Departments.

PIB

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Defence Revised Pay Structure - 7th pay commission pay scales

Army / Navy / Air force Revised Pay Structure - 7th pay commission pay scales

Defence Revised Pay Structure - 7th pay commission pay scales

Part.I Office Order No.At/09
Date: 04/11/2019
To
All CsFA/All Br. AOs

Subject: Pay Rules / Regulations, 2017 for Army / Navy / Air force officers, MNS, JCOs / OR & Equivalent for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure

A copy of Government of India MOD Letter No-1(29)/2017/D (Pay / Service), dated 06/08/2019 on the above subject received vide CGDA No CGDA/ NAVY/03/ Misc-III/2019 dated 20/09/2019, is forwarded herewith for information, guidance and compliance, please.

Enclosure: As above
(Dr. DL Meena, IDAS)
Deputy Controller of Accounts (Fys)
Np.Pay/tech-I/01 (7th CPC), dated 04-11-2019

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Rules 5 & 6 of pay Rules / Regulations 2017 for Defence personnel regarding exercise of option to come over to the revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 as notified by the Pay Rules / Regulations for Defence personnel and to say that the said option was to be exercised within one hundred and eighty days from the date of the notification i.e. 03.05.2017, 30.06.2017 (for NCs (E)) and 14.07.2017 (for MNS), of the said Rules. The Rules 5(4) and 6(4) thereof provides that the option once exercised shall be final.The following pay Rules / Regulations, 2017 have been issued for Defence Personnel:
  • Army officers pay Rules, 2017.
  • Navy officers pay Regulations, 2017.
  • Air Force officers pay Rules, 2017.
  • Military Nursing service pay Rules, 2017.
  • Army pay Rules, 2017.
  • Navy pay Regulations, 2017.
  • Air Force pay Rules, 2017.
  • NCs(E) of Air Force Rules, 2017.
The provisions of Para 3 & 4 of ibid MOF letter is extended to Personnel of Army / Navy / Air Force / MNS / NCs(E) personnel, for relaxation of the stipulation contained in para 6(4) and para-5(4) of Pay Rules / Regulations as mentioned above, who have already exercised their option to come over to the revised pay structure as notified by the Pay Rules / Regulations 2017, shall be permitted to revise their initial option in terms of Rules 5 & 6 thereof. The revised option shall be exercised within a period of one hundred and eighty days from the date of issue of these orders. The option, exercised in terms of these orders shall be final and shall not be liable to any further change under any circumstances. All other terms and conditions laid down in the said Rules 5 & 6 of Pay Rules / Regulations 2017 shall continue to be applicable.

2. It is obvious that in respect of those personnel of Defence Force who have already exercised their option to come over to the revised pay structure from 01.01.2016 itself or in whose case the revised pay structure took effect from 01.01.2016 and who re-exercise their option under these orders to come over to the revised pay structure from a date subsequent to 01.01.2016 as per Rule 5 of Pay Rules / Regulations mentioned at Para1(a) to (g) above and as per Rule 4 of Pay Rules mentioned at Para-1(h) above, the arrears on account of revised pay already drawn by them from 01.01.2016 up to the date from which they opt to come over to the revised pay structure shall be recovered.

3. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance vide their ID No. 3-7/2019-E.IIIA dated 04.06.2019 and concurrence of Defence (Finance) vide their ID No.1(14)2018-AG/158-PA dated 04.07.2019.
Yours faithfully,
(Arun Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Defence Revised Pay Structure - 7th pay commission pay scales


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DoPT orders 2019 - Guidelines of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005

DoPT orders 2019

Guidelines of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005

No. 1/6/2011-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 7th November, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Sub: Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 - Issue of guidelines regarding 

The suo motu disclosure of information to public is mandated under Section 4 (2) of the RTI Act, 2005, so that the public have to resort minimally to the use of this Act to obtain information. Section 4(1)(b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 lays down the information which should be disclosed by Public Authorities on a suo motu or proactive basis. Section 4(3) prescribes for wide dissemination of every information, in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 15th April, 2013 and to reiterate the guidelines therein (Copy enclosed), duly incorporating a slight revision to Para 4.4 of the above guidelines allowing for third party audit by any Government Training Institute, in cases where no Training Institute exists under the concerned Ministry/Department/Public Authority.

Central Government Ministries/Departments are advised to undertake suo motu disclosure based on these guidelines, in compliance to Sections 4(1)(b) read with Section 4(2), 4(3) and 4(4) of the RTl Act, 2005

The enclosed guidelines may be brought to the notice of all Public Authorities under the Ministry / Department including those in their Attached Offices, Subordinate Offices, Constitutional Bodies, Statutory Bodies, Autonomous Organizations and Public Sector Undertakings.
(Varsha Sinha)
Director
DoPT orders 2019 - Guidelines of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005


Source: DoPT

Monday, November 11, 2019

Comprehensive Transfer Policy – Exemption from 5 years service condition – Indian Railways – NFIR

Comprehensive Transfer Policy – Exemption from 5 years service condition – Indian Railways – NFIR

Comprehensive Transfer Policy – Exemption from 5 years service condition – Indian Railways – NFIR

NFIR


No.II/4/2018-I

Dated: 07/11/2019

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir.

Sub: Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years service condition-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 18/2016.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated 10/02/2017.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 21st Feb,2017, 23/02/2017 and 12/04/2017.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. II/4/Part VII dated 15/05/2017 & 04/12/2017.
(v) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2015/TR/20 dated 17/01/2018.
(vi) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 30/01/2018,
(vii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/2018 dated 23/07/2018.
(viii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/2018-I dated 22/07/2019 & 25/03/2019.

Federation brings to the kind notice of the Railway Board (CRB) that NFIR’s PNM Agenda Item No. 18/2016 relating to relaxation of service condition of minimum five years service in the case of re-employed Defence Forces Personnel seeking inter Railway transfer on request has been pending since the last three years. During NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 25/26-04-2019, the Official Side conveyed through Action Taken Statement as under:-

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“The matter is presently under consideration. Feedback has been called for, from all the Zonal Railways. Responses from some of them are still awaited.”

Federation feels sad to state that though a period of over six months passed, progress made into the matter is yet to be conveyed.

In this connection, Federation also brings to the notice of the Board (CRB) that the NFIR General Secretary held discussions at the level of CRB more than once (last discussions held on 22/11/2018), when the CRB gave assurance that the relaxation has been processed and the final orders would be issued very shortly, but unfortunately relaxation decision has not been issued so far.

May I once again seek the intervention of CRB to kindly see that order issued granted relaxation to five years service condition in favour of former Defence Personnel re-employed in Railways, facilitating their inter Railway transfer requests soon.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

CPAO – Discontinuation of BSR code

CPAO – Discontinuation of BSR code

CAPO

Discontinuation of BSR code

CPAO/1T&Tech/e‐PPO/6(Vol‐ X) (D)/PF/2019-20/140

01.11.2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Discontinuation of BSR code-regarding

Kind attention is invited to this office OM No. CPAO/IT tech/e-PPO/6 (Vol-X)(D)/ 2019-20/81 dated 19.08.2019 (copy attached wherein all the Heads of CPPCs of Authorized Banks were requested to offer comments on shifting from BSR Code to IFSC for processing the pension cases of the pensioners concerned under “Scheme for payment of Pension to Central Government Civil Pensioners through Authorised Banks”.

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The matter was also taken up with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and it is intimated that RBI has conveyed their concurrence on the proposal from shifting from BSR Code to IFSC for processing the pension cases of the pensioners. Copy of comments received from RBI is attached.

No comments from the Banks side have been received in this office. Therefore, all the Heads of CPPCs of Authorized Banks & Govt. Business Deptt. are once again requested to offer their comments on the proposal from shifting from BSR Code to IFSC expeditiously, in any case not later than 15th December, 2019. If no reply / comments are received from the Banks, it will be assumed that they have nothing to say on the matter. Priority may be accordingly given to this issue.

This issues with the approval of the Chief Controller (Pensions).

Encl:- As above

(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Dy. Controller of Accounts)

Source: CPAO

CPAO – Discontinuation of BSR code

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Latest MACP News from DoPT - Grant of financial up gradations under MACPS

Latest MACP News from DoPT

Grant of financial up gradations under MACPS upto 30.09.2020

No.A-26011/20/MACPS/2017/ MF.CGA(A)/NGE/180
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS

MAHALEKHA NIYANTRAK BHAWAN
'E' BLOCK, GPO COMPLEX,INA
NEW DELHI - 110023
Dated: 6th November, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of financial up gradations under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP).

Reference is invited to DoP&T OM dated 19.05.2009 on the subject mentioned above Para 6 of the OM ibid "the Screening Committee shall follow a time schedule and meet twice in a financial year for advance processing of the cases maturing in that half."

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Now the cases of those AAOs/ PS who are eligible for grant of financial up gradations under MACPS upto 30.09.2020 are to be placed before Screening Committee.

In view of above, it is requested that all the Ministries/ Departments may forward the cases of such AAOs/ PS who are eligible for grant of financial up gradation upto 30.09.2020, in the enclosed proforma along with Service Book, complete CR Dossier upto 2017-18 and latest vigilance clearance certificate by 15.11.2019 positively.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

End: As above.
(Madhukar Sharma)
Senior Accounts Officer (NGE)

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BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme Implementation 2019 and timely settlement of pension cases

BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme Implementation 2019 and timely settlement of pension cases

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)Corporate Office
Pension Section, 5th floor
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
H.C. Mathur Lane
New Delhi-110001
No.48-13/2019-Pen (B)
Dated: 04-11-2019
To
All Heads of Circles/ Telecom Districts/ Regions/ Projects/
Telecom Stores/ Telecom Factories & Other Administrative Offices
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

Sub: Implementation of BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme, 2019 - Augmentation of staff strength in Pension Cells in Circles and other administrative units for smooth and timely settlement of pension cases.

Sir,
I am directed to invite your kind attention to this office letter no. 1-15/2009-PAT (BSNL) dated 04.11.2019 regarding introduction and implementation of BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme, 2019.

As per the said scheme, employees aged 50 years or above are eligible to opt for voluntary retirement w.e.f. 31.01.2020 and it is expected that a sizable number of eligible employees would be opting for voluntary retirement under the scheme. Consequently, the workload of the pension settlement units in circles and other administrative units are expected to increase manifold. Moreover, some of the eligible employees who are presently posted in pension settlement units may also opt for voluntary retirement under the scheme. It would, therefore, be necessary to arrange for suitable substitutes for such employees for maintaining continuity

In view of above, you are requested to ensure posting of suitable and sufficient number of Executives/ Non-Executives in sections handling pension settlement in Circle/ SSA at the earliest, so that the newly posted employees could be accustomed with the nature of work and pension cases can be processed and settled in timely manner.
Yours faithfully,
(Sheo Shankar Prasad)
Dy. General Manager (Estt.-l)


BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019

BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme 2019

 

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1. Eligibility Criteria :-
All regular employees, both absorbed and directly recruited, of BSNL who attains 50 years or above as on effective date of VRS, ie 31/01/2020, are eligible.

2. Important Dates :-
  • Start of option : 04/11/2019
  • Closing of option : 03/12/2019 up to 1730 hrs.
3. Benefits :-
  • Ex-gratia- 35 days salary for each completed year of service+25 days salary for each year of service left, until superannuation, provided further ex-gratia shall not exceed the salary he/she would have drawn at the existing level for the service period left.
  • For employees absorbed in BSNL under Rule 37A, ex-gratia shall be restricted to the amount which taken together with the pension that the employee would be drawing for the balance period left till superannuation. Provided further that the ex-gratia shall not exceed 125% of the salary of the employee would have drawn at the existing level for service period left.
4. Employees opting VRS are entitled for the terminal & other benefits under existing rules as below:-

i. For Absorbed employees :-
» Pension /Family Pension from the next day of effective date of VRS
» Retirement Gratuity :-
  • For employees above 59 years- within one month from the date of attaining 60 years
  • For employees 55 and below - in February 2025.
» Incase of death of the retired employee before due date of payment of gratuity , the amount shall be released immediately to family along with interest.
» Simple interest @GPF rates (currently 7.9%) will be paid till the date of release of gratuity

ii. For BSNL Recruited employees and those appointed under Rule 37, gratuity shall be paid without deferment.

iii. Commutation of Pension :-
Full pension will be paid till the employee opt for commutation as below:-
» For employees above 50 years- on attaining 60 years
» For employees 59 and below- on 01/02/2025.

iv. Encashment of EL /HPL, TA/DA to place of settlement after VRS, Retention of staff quarters, RTC, Post-retirement medical facilities allowed as per existing rules and procedures, amended from time to time.

5. The eligible employees are required to login to the ERP / ESS portal for exercising his option for seeking voluntary retirement under the BSNL Voluntary Retirement Scheme -2019. Physical copies in triplicate signed in blue ink by the employee concerned shall be submitted to the administrative office concerned, within three days of giving option in ESS.

The option once exercised under this Scheme shall be final and decision of the competent authority shall be binding on the employee(s). Provided that the employee(s) will be allowed to withdraw the option only once at any time till the closing time and date of option.

6. A help desk has been opened in Circle Office at 6 floor, C wing with CAO(FA). Eligible and interested employees can contact the help desk at 022-49780294, during normal office hours for assistance.

2nd Athletic Meet for Wards of Central Government Civilian Employees working in Ministries located at Delhi/New Delhi


2nd Athletic Meet for Wards of Central Government Civilian Employees working in Ministries located at Delhi/New Delhi

Latest DoPT Orders 2019

No.1/1/2019-20-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL & SPORTS BOARD

Room No. 361 , 'B' Wing, 3'd Floor,
Lok Nayak Bhavan,Khan Market, New Delhi-3
Dated: 8th November 2019
CIRCULAR

Subject: 2nd Athletic Meet for Wards of Central Government Civilian Employees working in Ministries located at Delhi/New Delhi.

2nd Athletic Meet for wards of Central Government Civilian Employees working in Ministries located at Delhi/new Delhi is proposed to organize at Vi nay Marg Sports Complex, Chankyapuri, New Delhi on 15 December 2019 (Sunday) at 9.00 AM. There is NO ENTRY FEE for this competition. The entry should be sent in the prescribed form along with copies of Parent's office Identity Card and Aadhar Card of the ward to the Board's Office latest by 09 December 2019 (Monday) at Room No. 361, 'B' Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi or by email at sportsdopt@gmail.com.

The Competition will be held in the following categories:-

CategoryAgeBorn BetweenEvents
Boys & Girls08-10Yrs01 Dec 2009 to 30 Nov 2011100M, Spoon Race

10-12 Yrs01 Dec 2007 to 30 Nov 2009100M, 200M, Long Jump

12-14 Yrs01 Dec 2005 to 30 Nov 2007100M, 200M, Long Jump

14-16 Yrs01 Dec 2003 to 30 Nov 2005100M, 200M, 400M, Lonq Jump
Spouse
100 Mtrs (Men & Women)
A child can participate only in TWO events

3. Wards of the following categories of employees are not eligible for participation in this competition:-
(a) Uniform personnel in Defence Services/Para Military Organisations/ Central Police Organisation/Police/ RPF/ CISF/ BSFIITBP/ NSG etc.
(b) Employees of Autonomous bodies/ Undertakings/ Public Sector Banks/ Corporations even though administratively controlled by the Central Ministries.
(c) Casual/ Daily wages workers.
(d) Employees attached to offices on temporary duty.

4. Decision of the Judges will be final and no appeal against their decision would be entertained.

5. For further queries, Sh. Amarjeet Singh Dahiya (9868107431), Ath letic Convener CCSCSB may be contacted.

6. This circular may be given wide publicity.
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Secretary (CCSCSB)
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Source: DoPT

Friday, November 8, 2019

Jharkhand Election 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll

Jharkhand Election 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll


Latest DoPT Orders 2019

Jharkhand Election 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll


F. No. 12/3/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block , New Delhi
Dated: 7th November , 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: General elections to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand – Grant of Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll - regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that as informed by the Election Commission of India, vide their letter No. ECI/PN /102/2019, dated 01. 11.2019, Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand is as under:

S. No.Legislative Assembly JharkhandDateDay
1Phase-I30.11.2019Saturday
2Phase-II07.12 .2019Saturday
3Phase-III12.12.2019Thursday
4Phase-IV16.12.2019Monday
5Phase-V20.12.2019Friday


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In this regard, it is stated that the guidelines issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/14/ 99-JCA, dated 10.10.2001 regarding closure of Government Offices and grant of paid holiday, may be followed by all the Central Government Offices, inclu ding the industrial establishments, in the concerned State.

3 . The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.

4. Hindi version will follow.

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Engagement of retired Central Government Employees as Consultant in the Department of Posts through advertisement

Engagement of retired Central Government Employees as Consultant in the Department of Posts through advertisement

Engagement of retired Central Government Employees as Consultant in the Department of Posts through advertisement

Latest DoPT Orders 2019

F.No.21/07/2019-CS-l(P)
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.l Division)

2nd Floor,’A’ wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market. New Delhi
Dated 4th November, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Engagement of retired Government Employees as Consultant in the Department of Posts through advertisement.

The undersigned is directed to circulate the office Memorandum No. 31-5/2017-PE-II dated 23.10.2019 (along-with enclosures) received from Ministry of communications (Department of posts) who have invited applications from the Government Servants from the Central /States Govt./ Autonomous Bodies who have retired from the services for engagement as consultant.

2. In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries/ Departments.

(Sarijay Kumar Das Gupth)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele:- 24629412

To,
All Ministries/Departments (through DOPT’s website)

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General Terms & Conditions

Note 1 – The total monthly remuneration and the pension drawn by the consultant shall not be more than the Last Pay Drawn by him calculated at the current rates of Dearness Allowance.

Note 2 – Enhanced remuneration may be paid to deserving officials on case to case basis with the approval of Secretary, Department of Posts on account of special expertise/ experience in the concerned field.

3.2 Allowances: Consultants shall not be entitled accommodation to any kind of allowance or Accommodation facility e.g. Dearness Allowance, Transport Facility, Residential Personal Staff, CGHS and Medical Reimbursement etc. However, Conveyance Allowance shall be paid at the rates mentioned in the table above [Para 3,1 1.

3.3 TA/DA: No TA/DA shall be admissible for joining completion the assignment or on its completion, Foreign travel of consultants is not permitted at all. However, should they require to travel inside the country in connection with the official work of the competent TA/DA as admissible to a regular employee of the same grade, he/she retired from, will be paid to him/her after obtaining approval of the authority.

3.4 Drawal of pension: A retired Government officer/official appointed as consultant shall continue to draw pension and the dearness relief on pension during the period of his engagement as consultant, His/her engagement as consultant shall not be considered as a case of re-employment.

3.5 Leave: consultants shall be eligible for Eight (08) Days leave in a calendar year on pro rata basis. No remuneration for the period of absence admissible in excess of the leave will be paid to consultants. Also, un-availed leave shall neither be carried forward to next year nor encashed.

3.6 Tax Deduction at source [TDS]: TDS as admissible shall be deducted from the monthly remuneration of consultants. A TDS certificate shall be issued by the concerned DDO on demand.

3.7 Working Hours: Consultants may follow the normal working hours as prescribed [i,e. 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM), However, as per the exigency one has to sit late to complete the time bound work. Attendance would be made through Biometric Attendance System.

4. QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE OF CONSULTANTS

4.1 He/ She should be a Retired Employee of central Government/ state Government / PSU / Autonomous Body having considerable experience of functioning of Central Government Ministries/ Departments.

4.2 He / she should have effective communication and interpersonal skills with a strong flair for in-depth examination relating to Policy Matters/ Administration / Finance / Any other requisite Field.

5. AGE LIMIT

Normally the maximum age limit for all categories of consultants will be 65 years. However, engagement beyond 65 years and upto 70 years may be resorted to in deserving cases with the approval of secretary (posts) keeping view his/ her good in health & level of expertise.

8. PERIOD OF ENGAGEMENT AND EXTENSION OF TENURE

8.1 The initial engagement of a person as consultant shall.be for the period as given in the Terms of Reference (ToR) or one year, whichever is less. After expiry of initial term, engagement may be extended, based on requirement of the Division and performance of consultant(s) concerned, with the concurrence of AS&FA & approval of Secretary (posts) for a maximum period of one year at a time and not more than 3 terms including initial engagement. Relaxation may be given in deserving cases.

8.2 Such extension proposals should not be sent to Establishment Division. The concerned Divisions may directly submit such proposals to AS&FA for concurrence and approval of secretary (Posts) or Minister-in-charge in case of Joint secretary and above. The final outcome of such proposals may be intimated to Establishment Division.

8.3 The appointment of Consultants is of a temporary (non-official) nature against the specific jobs.

8.4 The engagement of consultants can be terminated by the Department at any time without at assigning any reason thereof by giving them 15 Days notice. However, in case a consultant wishes to resign, he will, have to give 15 days advance notice or remuneration in lieu thereof before resigning from the engagement.

10. CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA AND DOCUMENTS

10.1 The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of the data collected as well as deliverables produced for the Department shall remain with the Department.

10.2 No one shall utilize or publish or disclose or part with, to a third party, any-part of the data or statistics or proceedings or information collected purpose for the of his assignment or during the course of, assignment without for the Department the express written consent of the Department.

10.3 The consultant shall be bound to hand-over the entire set of assignment to the Department before the expiry of the contract and before the final payment is released the by the Department.

11 CONFLICT OF INTEREST

11.1 The consultant appointed by the Department shall in no case represent or give opinion or advice to others in any matter which is adverse to the interest of the Department nor will be indulge in any activity outside the terms of the contractual assignment.

11.2 The Consultant will not be entitled for any benefit/compensation / absorption / regurarization of service with this Department.

12. TERMINATION OF ENGAGEMENT

Department may terminate the engagement in following conditions:
i. The consultant is unable to address the assigned work;
ii. Quality of the work is not to the satisfaction of the Department;
iii. The consultant fails in timely achievement of the milestones as finally decided by the Department
iv. The consultant is found racking in honesty and integrity.

Note: The Department reserves the right to terminate the engagement, fifteen (15) days’written by serving notice on the consultant, Termination
on the day right shall be effected after the completion of fifteen (15) days of delivery of such notice.

13. COMPETENT AUTHORITY FOR TERMINATION OF ENGAGEMENT.

The Head of concerned Division, in case of consultant upto level-13.
Secretary (posts), in case of Consultant at Joint Secretary Level or above.

14. REVIEW OF GUIDELINES
These guidelines may be reviewed as and when the circumstances so warrant with the approval of the Secretary (Posts).

15. RIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department has the right to cancel the advertisement, and not go for engagement of Consultant, at any stage. It may accept or reject any or all applications, without giving any reasons therefor, whatsoever.

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