Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Development of E-modules as training tool for CSS officers - invitation of applications reg.

Development of E-modules as training tool for CSS officers - invitation of applications reg.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
CS.l Division

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 21st May 2013

Subject: Development of E-modules as training tool for CSS officers - invitation of applications reg.

Department of Personnel & Training is the cadre controlling authority for Central Secretariat Service Officers. Officers of CSS are nominated for training at the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM) for various mandatory trainings under the cadre training plan. In addition to mandatory training, CSS Officers are also nominated by Ministries/Departments to other training programmes conducted by ISTM on specific topics.

2. As on date, no training module is available on line. It has been decided to develop e-training modules on subjects common to all Ministries / Departments with a view to enrich the existing training programmes conducted by ISTM. E-training modules will also help officers to access training material easily to acquire knowledge on such common subjects and prepare them in handling these subject matters. Further, these e-modules can also work as a primer to officers prior to attending class room sessions to make them understand the subject well and make the class room training more effective. It has, therefore been decided to invite applications from willing officers both serving and retired to prepare training material which will be converted into e-training modules.

3. The details of the proposal are given as under :

I. Purpose of the e-modules
(i) To give an overview of the subject matter.
(ii) Act as a primer or introductory course.
(iii) Gives the Govt. servant the basic knowledge of the subject matter and makes him capable of handling issues related tothe subject.
(iv) Makes him understand where to look for in case he requires in-depth knowledge of the matter.

II. What should it cover?
(i) Related constitutional/legal provisions
(ii) All major and important aspects
(iii) Important instructions on the subject
(iv) Important landmark cases decided by the apex court
(v) Illustrations and hands on tutorials to test understanding of the subject.

III. How should it be framed?
(i) In lucid and succinct language
(ii) At the end of each chapter questions to test the understanding of the subject
(iii) FAQs
(iv) Reference to important circulars issued by DoPT or other relevant Department
(v) At the end of the course, a detailed test covering the entire course.

IV. Size of the material  - The participant should be able to complete the module in seven days by devoting one hour daily.

V. Duration for developing the module - One month

VI. Fee and Consultation Fee - Rs.30,000/- per module will be paid to the officers (both serving/ retired) engaged for developing the module. The fee is payable only after acceptance of the module by DoPT.

VII. Subjects on which training modules are to be prepared
(i) Reservation in Service
(ii) Administrative Vigilance
(iii) Noting & Drafting
(iv) Pension & Other Retirement Benefits
(v) Purchase Management in Govt.
(vi) Records Management
(vii) Parliamentary Procedure
(viii) Conduct Rules
(ix) Handling of court cases - basic procedure, preparation of counter affidavit, WP. SLP, affidavit etc.
(x) Departmental Promotion Committees/ Promotion.

4. Applications are, therefore, invited from retired / serving Central Govt. officers not below the rank of Under Secretary to the Govt. of India and who have sufficient experience of handling the subject matter to design training material which will eventually be converted into e-training modules. Experience of developing training modules will be given due weightage in selecting the candidates in case of serving officers the application should be routed through proper channel.

5. The application is required to be submitted in the enclosed format latest by 15th June 2013.

(Utkaarsh R Tiwari)

Development of a Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSSS/CSCS — Data collection regarding

Development of a Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSSS/CSCS — Data collection regarding

No. 25/1/2013-CS.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi dated the 21st May, 2013


Subject: Development of a Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSSS/CSCS — Data collection regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 9th May, 2013 on the above subject.

2. While some cadre units have furnished the information in part, there are cadre units who are yet to respond. It may be emphasized in this regard that the development of the web based software has been taken up by this Department ina time-bound manner. The progress of the work is being constantly monitored. It is, therefore, required that cadre units take up this activity also on priority basis.

3. With a view to review the pace of submission of data and difficulties being faced by the cadre units, if any, meeting is to be taken by Ms.Vandana Sharma, Director (CS.II) on 24th May, 2013 at 11.00 AM. The meeting will be held in the official Chamber of Director (CS.II) i.e. Room No. 348, 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi.

4, Deputy Secretaries/Under Secretaries of the cadre units as mentioned in Annexure to this O.M. are requested to attend the said meeting on appointed day and time.

(K.Suresh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India


Dopt Orders 2013 : Proper Monitoring of deputation by the lending departments

Dopt Orders 2013 : Proper Monitoring of deputation by the lending departments

No.6/8/2009-Estt (Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 16th May, 2013.


Subject: Proper Monitoring of deputation by the lending departments.

Undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments OM of even number dated the 17th June, 2010 and to say that as per existing instructions no extension in deputation beyond the fifth year is allowed. Further, as per the OM No. 14017/30/2006-Estt (RR) dated the 29th November, 2006, the deputationist officer is deemed to have been relieved on the date of expiry of the deputation period unless the competent authority has with requisite approvals, extended the period of deputation, in writing, prior to the date of its expiry. These instructions were reiterated vide the OM of even number dated the 1st March, 2011.

2. In 56th Report of the Action Taken Replies of the Government on the recommendations/observations contained in the 5th Report on the Demands for Grants (2012-13) of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions by the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee has observed inter alia that policy on deputation envisages mobility of personnel between Departments etc so that the employee as well as the Departments benefit from the process. The tendency of treating deputation as a tool to ensure more comfortable, or even home town postings is required to be discouraged. The instrument of deputation serves public interest only when there is a rational connection with the qualifications and work experience of the deputationist, and the deputation continues for a reasonable period. This would also ensure that both the
 lending as well as the borrowing department benefit from the experience / exposure of deputationist officer.

3. All the Ministries/Departments are therefore advised to ensure that deputations are strictly monitored by lending Government Departments. Requests of the borrowing authorities for no objection to extension of
deputations should be closely scrutinized to curb tendency to allow extensions on extraneous grounds, and overstay.

4. These instructions are in addition to the previous OMs on the subject, and in no way dilute the responsibility of the deputationist and borrowing departments to ensure that the deputationists are relieved in time on completion of their approved tenures.

5. Hindi version will follow.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Pension Scheme for the employees of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs)

Pension Scheme for the employees of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs)

Number of various categories of posts in teaching as well as non-teaching categories in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas..?

Whether persons appointed in JNVs prior to the year 2004 in teaching as well as non-teaching categories are not getting pension after retirement..?

The Ministry has replied to the questions above mentioned in Lok Sabha on 13.3.2013 as under...

"The number of teaching as well as non-teaching categories of posts sanctioned in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in the country is given below:-

Sl. No. Category Posts Sanctioned
3Post Graduate Teacher (PGT)4,332
4Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT)5,146
5Misc. Categories teachers3,056
6Non-teaching staff9,023

The employees of JNVs appointed before 01.01.2004 have not been found eligible for the grant of pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), an autonomous organization, was registered after 01.01.1986, the cut-off date for determining the eligibility of employees of autonomous bodies, for pension under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. These employees have been representing for this pension and some sections of them had proceeded on strike with effect from 06.02.2013 for fulfillment of their demands, of which the major demand related to grant of pension. The strike has since been withdrawn with effect from 15.2.2013 after assurances from the Government that all their legitimate demands would be sympathetically considered in a time-bound manner.
The Government has approved the introduction of the New Pension Scheme (NPS) for all the regular employees of the NVS, joining on or after 1.4.2009. Those employees who had joined the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti on a regular basis before 1.4.2009, including those appointed prior to the year 2004, shall have the option either to continue with the existing Contributory Provident Fund Scheme or to join the New Pension Scheme".

Promotion of the Visually Impaired

Promotion of the Visually Impaired

The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri.D.Napoleon submitted the below information as written reply to a question raised in Lok Sabha on 19th March 2013 regarding the subject of promotion to visually impaired persons as follows...

"As per Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) (PwD) Act, 1995, every appropriate Government shall appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than three percent for persons or class of persons with disability of which one per cent. each shall be reserved for persons suffering from-

(i) Blindness or low vision;

(ii) Hearing impairment;

(iii) Loco motor disability or cerebral palsy, in the posts identified for each disability.

Further, with a view to encourage employment of Persons with Disabilities in private sector, the Government provides the employer’s contribution for Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees State Insurance (ESI) for 3 years, for employees with disabilities including visually impaired persons employed in the private sector on or after 01.04.2008, with a monthly salary upto Rs.25, 000 under its Scheme of Incentives to the Private Sector for Employment of Physically Challenged Persons.

Government has issued uniform and comprehensive guidelines for conducting examination for the persons with disabilities for regular and competitive examinations".

Dearness Allowance (DA) as Dearness Pay

Dearness Allowance (DA) as Dearness Pay

ANSWERED ON-07.05.2013

Dearness Allowance as Dearness Pay

(a) whether the earlier Pay Commissions for Central Government Employees had recommended that a certain percentage of Dearness Allowance to be treated as Dearness Pay;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) by when the salaried class as well as pensioners are likely to be benefited so as to overcome the hardship being faced by them to maintain their day-to-day household expenses?

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance (E & FS)
(Shri Namo Narain Meena)

(a)&(b)    The 5th Pay Commission had recommended that Dearness Allowance should be converted into Dearness Pay each time the Consumer Price Index increases by 50% over the base index used by the last pay Commission. Accordingly the Government issued orders on 27.02.2004 for merging of 50% of the DA with the basic pay w.e.f.01.04.2004.

(c) The 6th Central Pay Commission had recommended not to merge Dearness Allowance with basic pay at any stage. Government has accepted this recommendation vide Resolution dated 29.08.2008. Hence the question to merge DA with basic pay does not arise. However, the rate of DA is being revised at periodic intervals.


Government urges all tax Payers to pay Appropriate taxes and to disclose their True income within the Current Financial Year...

Government urges all tax Payers to pay Appropriate taxes and to disclose their True income within the Current Financial Year...

A Compliance Management Cell has been set-up to Ensure Follow-up Action and Track Return Filing and Tax Payment of the Target Segment; 70,000 Letters are being sent in 2 Batches to High Priority Cases in this Month

The Union Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram has repeatedly emphasized that there is need for a non–intrusive tax administration to enable the tax payer to file his/her return and pay appropriate taxes.

In the statement made by the Revenue Secretary, Government of India to the media on 11th February 2013, he had mentioned that the Directorate of Systems has undertaken a business intelligence project to identify PAN holders who have not filed Income Tax Return and about whom specific information is available in Annual Information Return (AIR), Central Information Branch (CIB) data and TDS/TCS Returns. Information in the Cash Transaction Reports (CTRs) of FIU-IND was also included as part of this data matching exercise. This data analysis has identified target segment of 12,19,832 non-filers linked to more than 4.7 crore information records. Rule based algorithms were used to identify high priority cases for follow-up and monitoring.

Letters were sent in three batches to 1,05,000 high priority cases seeking to know whether the person had filed his Income Tax return or not. The letter contained the summary of the information of financial transaction(s) along with a customized response sheet.

Preliminary assessment of the results show that a large number of taxpayers have filed return of income and paid self assessment tax after initiation of this exercise. Taxes of more than Rs. 600 crore has been paid as self assessment tax and advance tax by the target segment in last three months.

This exercise is now being expanded and a compliance management cell has been set up to ensure follow-up action and track return filing and tax payment of the target segment. Another 70,000 letters are being sent in 2 batches to other high priority cases in this month, of these, the first batch of 35,000 letters has been dispatched on 20/5/2013.

This data analysis initiative has also helped in defining the scope and requirements of a comprehensive Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence (DW & BI) Project of the Income Tax Department. The DW&BI Project will develop a comprehensive integrated platform for effective utilisation of available and accessible information to promote voluntary compliance, deter non-compliance and impart confidence that all eligible persons pay appropriate tax. The project will integrate enterprise data warehouse, data mining, web mining, predictive modelling, data exchange, master data management, centralised processing, compliance risk management and case analysis capabilities.

Government once again urges all tax payers to disclose their true income and pay appropriate taxes within the current financial year.

On passing SAS Part-I Examination (New Syllabus) - Promotion of Clerk/Typists to the grade of Auditors held on April 2013

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Dated : 20/05/2013


Sub :- Promotion of Clerk/Typists to the grade of Auditors on passing of SAS Part-I Examination (New Syllabus) held on April 2013

Result of SAS Part-I Examination (New Syllabus) held in April 2013 has been declared and circulated to all PCsDS/CsDA under Circular No.AN/SAS/16101/SAS-I/April/2013/Result dated 08/05/2013.

As such, the PCsDS/CsDA are requested to convene a DPC and furnish adjudication Report along with DPC proceedings in the proforma enclosed in respect of those Clerks/Typists, who have passed SAS Part-I
examination held in April 2013, on the basis of ACRs for the year 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 respectively, so as to reach this HQrs Office latest by 07/06/2013. While adjudicating the cases the criteria laid down in our circular letter Nos. 0636/AN/D-IV dated 22.08.73 and 0632/AN/F dated 04.12.73 may be kept in view.

All Review/left over cases/Unfit cases/sealed cover cases, if any, in respect of SAS Part-I passed clerks may also be furnished. NIL report is also required.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(SC Gupta)


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