Tuesday, September 10, 2019

NITI - Appointment of officers working in the Ministries/ Departments under CSS/ Non-CSS posts to National Institution for Transforming India Aayog under Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis

DoPT Orders 2019


Appointment of officers working in the Ministries/ Departments under CSS/ Non-CSS posts to National Institution for Transforming India Aayog under Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis
No. 7/3/2018 EO(MM-II)Pt.I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
(Office of the Establishment Officer)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 9th September, 2019
All Secretaries,
Ministries / Departments of Government of India

Subject: Appointment of officers working in the Ministries/ Departments under CSS/ Non-CSS posts to National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog under Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis.

Sir/ Madam,
This is regarding filling up the posts of Deputy Secretary/ Director level in the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog under the Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis. The applications were invited for the post vide circular of even number dated 26.12.2018(copy enclosed).
It has been decided to extend the last date for submission of application till 16.10.2019.

This may be brought to the notice of all concerned and the application(s) of the eligible candidate(s) may please be forwarded accordingly.
Yours faithfully,
Director (MM)

The officers who are working at DS/ Director level n different Ministries/ Departments under the Central Staffing Scheme/Non Central Staffing Scheme/ex-cadre posts will be eligible to apply for these posts. If the officer is selected for the post, it will be treated as a lateral shift'. which would entail additional tenure of three years as per the special dispensation allowed For appointment in NITI Aayog that permits total deputation tenure up to 8 years on shift in NITI Secretariat or vice versa. The +3 option would be available only to those officers who are already working on a CSS/Non-CSS post/ex-cadre post at the centre. The additional tenure is subject to completion of two years on the present stint on the deputation post and availability of cadre clearance. In the absence of cadre clearance (for +3 tenure), the tenure will be restricted to the balance period of four/five years central deputation tenure.

The post may be circulated amongst tile officers working on deputation at Deputy Secretary / Director or equivalent level on Central Staffing Scheme/ Non Central Staffing Scheme/ ex-cadre posts in the Government of India on priority basis. Names of the willing and eligible officers who can be spared by the Ministries/ Departments may be forwarded to this Department along with the approval of the Minister-in-Charge, cadre clearance (for +3 tenure vigilance clearance, detailed bio-data in the enclosed proforma and attested copies of ACR (s).

Source: DoPT

Pending demands of Central Government Employees - One day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019 - BPMS

Pending demands of Central Government Employees - One day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019


Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh

REF: BPMS/ Cir/18th TC/ 17
Dated: 04.09.2019
The Office Bearers & CEC Members
Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
The General Secretaries/ Presidents
Unions affiliated to this federation

Subject: One day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019 at Atal Samadhi (Sadaiv Atal), Delhi.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Sadar Namaskar,

I hope all of you are quite well and busy in accelerating trade union activities to uplift the organization. It is for your kind information that Government Employees National Confederation has decided to conduct one day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019 from 10:30 hrs to 15:30 hrs at Atal Samadhi (Sadaiv Atal), Near Rajghat, Delhi for various burning issues/ pending demands of Government employees like-
  • Eradication of unemployment and filling of vacant posts through permanent employees in various offices/ establishments of Central/ States/ Autonomous Bodies
  • Corruption free Government Departments
  • No efforts should be made regarding corporatization of establishments of Defence/ Railway/ Postal or any other Government Department
  • Restoration of Old Pension Scheme/ Removal of New Pension Scheme Extension of slab for Nil income tax liability upto 8 lakh
  • Calculation limit of Bonus should be extended upto 18000 based on recommendation of 7th CPC on Minimum Pay
  • Total abolition of Contract Worker System/ Outsourcing System for job of permanent nature in all Govt Departments
  • All Allowance should be paid as per 7th CPC recommendations from 01.01.2016
  • All employees of State Govt/ Autonomous Bodies should be granted Pay Structure of Central Government, wherever it is less beneficial to the Pay Structure of Central Government etc.
All the unions are requested to mark its presence by at least 5 members so that the hunger strike may be made successful.

With regards,
Brotherly Yours
(Mukesh Singh)
General Secretary
Source: BPMS

Guidelines on Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment Scheme CRR Scheme 2019-2020

Guidelines on Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment Scheme CRR Scheme 2019-2020

1.1 The objective and scope of the Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment Scheme (CRR) is to provide opportunities of counselling, retraining and redeployment to the separated employees of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) rendered surplus as a result of modernization, technology upgradation and manpower restructuring in the PSEs. The aim of retraining of the employees is to reorient them through short duration training programmes to enable them to adjust to the new environment and adopt new avocations after their separation from the PSEs due to VRS/VSS or retrenchment due to closure / restructuring of the enterprise. While it will not be possible to commit that the employees so restructured or retrenched would be provided with alternative employment, yet it should be desirable to reorient such employees so that they may engage themselves in income generating activities.

1.2 The counselling and training programmes will accordingly be planned in order to equip them with skills and orientation to engage themselves in self- employment/wage employment activities and rejoin the productive process even after their separation from the CPSEs. Redeployment of separated employees in gainful activities implies that they have been brought into the mainstream of economy. This also implies that they are contributing to national income.


2.1 Government had setup a National Renewal Fund (NRF) in February, 1992 as a safety net for workers affected by re-structuring arising out of the new industrial policy. The objective was to provide funds, where necessary, for continuation of employees affected by restructuring or closure of industrial units both in the public and private sector and to provide funds for employment generation schemes both in the organized and unorganized sectors to provide social safety net. Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment of rationalized employees formed a part of NRF, which had been meeting expenses towards voluntary retirement of CPSE employees as also for rehabilitation of employees of the organized sector consisting of CPSEs, State PSEs and private sector.

2.2 The Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) for employees of central PSEs was revised in May, 2000. With the revision of VRS Scheme, the NRF being administered by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion ceased to exist and the activities of counseling, retraining and redeployment provided to separated employees from CPSEs and the organized sector under NRF converged under the Scheme of Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment (CRR) for the rationalized employees of Central Public Sector Enterprises under implementation by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) since 2001-02.

Salient Features of the Scheme

3.1 The three main elements of the CRR Scheme and the eligibility criteria are as follows:-

3.2 Counselling: 

Counselling is the basic pre-requisite of the rehabilitation programme of the separated employees. The separated employee needs psychological counselling to absorb the trauma of loss of assured livelihood and to face the new challenges both for himself and for the members of his family who may continue to depend upon him. He /she particularly needs support to plan his compensation amount and other financial benefits he receives from the CPSE due to his separation, so that his limited funds are managed prudently and not wasted on immediate consumption or non-productive expenditure. Thirdly, he needs to be made aware of the new environment of market opportunities so that he may, depending upon his aptitude and expertise, take up economic activities and continue to be in the production process.

3.3 Retraining:

The objective of such training is to help the separated employees for rehabilitation. The trainees will be helped to acquire necessary skills/expertise/orientation to start new avocations and re-enter the productive process after loss of their jobs. These training programmes will be short duration programmes according to the trade or activity as decided.

3.4 Redeployment: 

It will be the endeavor to redeploy such rationalized employees in the production process through the counselling and retraining efforts. At the end of the programme, VRS/VSS optees/ dependents should be able to engage themselves in alternate vocations of self/wage employment. Although there cannot be any guarantee that the separated employee will be assured of alternate employment, yet possible help from the identified nodal training agencies as well as from the CPSEs concerned would be extended to them for starting new avocations.

3.5 Eligibility:

In order to be eligible to be included in the Scheme, the VRS optee should be below 58 years of age, if he/she wants training himself/herself. If VRS Optee does not want to come forward for training, the benefit of the Scheme could be extended to the dependent of VRS Optee and one person per family of a VRS optee could also be considered in lieu of VRS Optee having age of upto 60 years. However, VRS optees would be given priority over the family members. Following eligibility criteria will apply for including the dependents of VRS optees under CRR Scheme:
  • Minimum age - 18 years
  • Maximum age - 45 years (in case wife of VRS Optee is a dependent,there would be no age bar)
  • Only one dependant, that too who is unemployed, will be considered from each family.[Note: In case of deceased VRS Optee (upto 60 years of age), his/her dependent, if not earlier undergone training under CRR Scheme, will be considered for the benefit of the Scheme.]

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