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Grant of Two Increments on Promotion to DS/Sr. PPS – DoPT

Grant of Two Increments on Promotion to DS/Sr. PPS – DoPT “The matter is still under active consideration in consultation with Department of Expenditure” F.No.18/3/2008-CS-I(P) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training 2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Kahn Market, New Delhi Dated the 21st January, 2019 Office Memorandum Subject:- Grant of two increments to DS/Sr. PPS on promotion from US/PPS in CSS/CSSS grades-reg. References have been received from various Ministries/Departments seeking clarity on the issue of granting additional two increments to DS/Sr. PPS on promotion from the grade of US/PPS after implementation of Seventh Pay Commission. 2. The 7th CPC had recommended for, abolition of giving two increments on promotion to the post of DS/Sr. PPS of CSS/CSSS Cadre. However, the matter is still under active consideration in consultation with Department of Expenditure. Any decision as and when arrived

10% Reservation to EWSs in Civil Posts and Services

10% Reservation to EWSs in Civil Posts and Services Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in civil posts and services in the Government of India F.No.36039/1/2019-Est(Res.) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training North Block, New Delhi 19th January, 2019 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in civil posts and services in the Government of India Reference is invited to Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment O.M. No. F.No.20013/01/2018-BC-II dated 17.1.2019 on the above mentioned subject, which, inter-alia, reads as under:- “1. In pursuance of insertion of clauses 15(6) and 16(6) in the Constitution vide the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019 and in order to enable the Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) who are not covered under the existing scheme of reservations for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes a

2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th HISTORIC TWO DAYS NATIONWIDE STRIKE AND OUR FUTURE TASK

2019 JANUARY 8th & 9th HISTORIC TWO DAYS NATIONWIDE STRIKE AND OUR FUTURE TASK M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & workers WE SHALL NOT STOP, TILL OUR GOAL IS ACHIEVED WE SHALL MARCH TOWARS BIGGER STRUGGLE IN THE COMING DAYS TO SCRAP NPS & TO RESTORE OPS TO DEFEAT THE PERPETRATORS OF DISASTROUS NEO-LIBERAL POLICIES Congratulations and big salute to all those leaders and workers who worked tirelessly and organised the most wide-spread and largely participated two days nationwide strike under the banner of Confederation, which is the vanguard of the Central Government employees movement. Central Government employees had created history again. The two days nationwide strike on 2019 January 8th & 9th was not only widespread but a thundering and magnificent success in all respect, surpassing all the recent past strikes in percentage of participation. Of course, there was weakness in some sections and in some areas, but that

New KV School in Gautam Buddha Nagar UP

New KV School in Gautam Buddha Nagar UP Union Home Minister lays foundation stone of Kendriya Vidyalaya at CISF Camp in Gautam Buddha Nagar “Knowledge is a double edged sword”: Shri Rajnath Singh The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh said that knowledge can be used constructively with right moral and ethical values. He said that knowledge is a double edged sword and can make an individual either contribute to constructive or destructive activities. What makes the difference is the right moral and ethical values. Shri Rajnath Singh was addressing the gathering after laying the foundation stone of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Special Security Group, CISF Camp in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh today. The Union Home Minister said the information technocrats are contributing to nation building as India has emerged as the software hub. A few misguided youth however are using these very skills for anti-social activities by being influenced by the extremist groups such as the Al-

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarifies regarding issue of Prosecution Notices

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarifies  regarding issue of Prosecution Notices The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has stated that certain news items that appeared in a section of media regarding enmasse issue of prosecution notices to small companies for TDS default are completely misleading and full of factual inaccuracies. CBDT clarified that Mumbai Income Tax TDS office has issued prosecution Show Cause Notices only in a limited number of big cases where more than Rs. 5 lakh of tax was collected as TDS from employees etc and yet the same was not deposited with the Income Tax Department in time. CBDT said that some defaulter companies and vested interests are deliberately misleading the media to thwart action against themselves. Having deducted tax from employees and other taxpayers and not depositing the same in time in the Government Treasury is an offence punishable under the law. It also affects the interest of the employees from whose salary the tax has

PRIVATIZATION OF PASSENGER TRAINS

PRIVATIZATION OF PASSENGER TRAINS New Delhi: The discussions are on with senior officials and experts whether to allow private players run passenger operations and fix fares, a senior Railway Board member said Friday. At an event organized by Centre for Transportation Research and management, Railway Board Member (Traffic) Girish Pillai said that senior officials are now currently discussing the matter. There have been many changes in train operations across the world and I think it’s time that India should discuss the options of allowing private operators to operate passenger trains. “Whether they can be permitted to fix fares, construct terminals, senior officials of railways and experts in the field are discussing this,” said Pillai. He also said that there was a need to separate the freight sector and passenger services. The senior official maintained that running train services in the country is loss making endeavour and only a few trains are making any profit, whi

Regularisation of Pay Scales for Executives of Hydro CPSEs

Regularisation of Pay Scales for Executives of  Hydro CPSEs Cabinet approves regularisation of Pay Scales of below Board Level Executives in NHPC Ltd., North East Electric Power Corporation, THDC India Ltd. and SJVN Ltd. w.e.f. 1.1.97 The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for regularization of Pay scales of below Board Level Executives in National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. (NHPC), North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), THDC India Ltd. (formerly Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd.) and Satluj Jal Vidhyut Nigam Ltd. (SJVN), w.e.f. 01.01.1997 adopted by them consequent upon the orders of Ministry of Power dated 04.04.2006 and 01.09.2006. Implementation strategy: After the approval, the pay scales adopted by Hydro CPSEs consequent upon the order of the Ministry of Power dated 04.04.2006 and 01.09.2006 shall be regularized. Impact: About 5,254 Executives of Hydro CPSEs enrolled before 01.01.2007 will be

Grant of Paid Holiday on the Day of Poll – DoPT Orders

Grant of Paid Holiday on the Day of Poll – DoPT . Orders Bye-Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Haryana (36 Jind) – Grant of Paid Holiday on the day of poll F.No.12/3/2016-JCA2 Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) Establishment (JCA-2) Section North Block, New Delhi Dated January , 2019 Office Memorandum Subject : Bye-Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Haryana (36 Jind) – Grant of Paid Holiday 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/2019/512 dated 10.01.2019, bye-election to the State Legislative Assembly in the State of Haryana (36-Jind) will be held on 28.01.2019 (Monday). 2.In this regard, the guidelines already issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001 would have to be followed for the Central Government Offices, including industr

7th CPC Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance

7th CPC Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance 7th Pay Commission Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance – DoPT Orders dt.18.1.2019 F.No.4/6/2017-Estt.(Pay-II) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training North Block, New Delhi Date: 18.01.2019 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: – Implementation of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission – Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance -reg. Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Department of Expenditure’s Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017, Cash Handling Allowance and Treasury Allowance have been subsumed in ‘Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance’. The President is now pleased to decide that Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance shall be admissible to Central Government employees at the following rates subject to conditions mentioned in subsequent paras: – Amount of a

Waiting Time in CGHS Dispensaries

Waiting Time in CGHS Dispensaries Waiting Time in CGHS Dispensaries and Treatment of Skin disorders under CGHS Medicines are normally available at CGHS Wellness Centres and in case any medicine is not readily available, the same are procured through Authorized Local Chemist (ALC) and are supplied to the CGHS beneficiary. In case any medicine is required urgently, there is a provision for issue of Authority Slip to CGHS beneficiaries to collect medicines directly from ALC without payment. Medicines for chronic illness are issued upto 3 months for the convenience of CGHS beneficiaries. Further, following steps have been taken by the Government to augment the availability of medicines at CGHS Wellness Centres:- Indents have been placed through HLL Life Care Ltd. to procure rate contract generic medicines as an interim measure. Additional Director of concerned CGHS City has been authorized to procure day to day required generic medicines from nearby Affordable Medi

MACP Grading – Enhancement of Benchmark

MACP Grading – Enhancement of Benchmark MACP Guidance as per Recommendations of the 7th CPC Directorate General Sashastra Seema Bal East Block-V, R.K. Puram New Delhi 110066 No.1/Org/MACP/2018(186)/117 Dated: 10th January, 2019 Office Memorandum This is in reference to DoP&T OM F. No. 35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 27/28.09.2016 regarding enhancement of Benchmark for financial up‑gradation under MACP Scheme as per recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government. Of late, field units have been seeking clarification regarding the applicability of benchmark ‘Very Good’ for considering financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme. The matter has been examined at FHQ and the following clarifications are issued for compliance by all concerned:- (i) For grant of financial up-gradation under the MACPS, the prescribed benchmark would he ‘Very Good’ for all the posts w.e.f. 25.07.2016. (ii) APAR grading ‘Good’ for the period prior to 25.07.2016 i.e. the date from which t

7th Pay Commission Benefits to Teachers and Academic Staff of Technical Institutes

7th Pay Commission Benefits to Teachers and  Academic Staff of Technical Institutes Payment of Arrears (from 1.1.2016) on account of 7th CPC  implementation The government has approved a proposal to extend the 7th Central Pay Commission benefits to teachers and other academic staff of the state government and government-aided degree level technical institutes. Shri Javadekar informed that the Government has approved proposal to extend the 7th CPC to the teachers and other academic staff of the State Govt. / Govt. aided degree level technical institutions in the country, which will have additional Central Government liability of Rs.1241.78 crore. He said that the Central Government will reimburse 50% of the total additional expenditure (from 1.1.2016 to 31.3.2019) to be incurred by these institutes for payment of arrears on account of 7th CPC implementation. This will directly benefit a total of 29,264 teachers and other academic staff of State Government funded institutes

Punjab 6th CPC Pay Commission Report and Implementation

Punjab 6th CPC Pay Commission Report and  Implementation The another State Government of Punjab is all set to implement the recommendations of 6th Pay Commission to its employees soon. As per the media reports, the revised pay scale and allowances are expected to announce in next month due to the General Election. The former chief Secretary Jai Singh Gill, who was appointed as chairman in April 2017 instead of R.S.Mann said. The Government of Punjab has constituted the Sixth Punjab Pay Commission with Sh. R.S.Mann as the chairman and notified on 4th November 2016. The terms of reference of the 6th Pubjab Pay Commission is that to examine the principles and the date of effect thereof that sould govern the structure of Pay, Allowances and Other Facilities/Benefits, whether in cash or in kind, to all categories of employees in the state of Pubjab to whom the Pubjab Civil Services Rules. And also examine the struture of Pension, Death-cum-retirement Gratuity, Family Pension and Ot

Seeking option from promoted Deputy Secretaries (adhoc) under Rotational Transfer Policy

Seeking option from promoted Deputy Secretaries (adhoc) under Rotational Transfer Policy No.4/11/20 15-CS-I(D)(Pt-I)(Vol.III) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training 2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi-3 Dated 11TH January, 2019. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Seeking option from promoted Deputy Secretaries (adhoc) under Rotational Transfer Policy – Reg. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments’ Order of even Number dated 28.12.18 in respect of adhoc promotion of 340 Under Secretaries of CSS to the grade of Deputy Secretary of CSS on “as is where is basis”. 2. It was stipulated in para-2.3 of the O.M. under reference that the transfer of the promoted officers would be taken up separately as per the Rotational Transfer Policy. 3. Accordingly, in ierms of Rotational Transfer Policy of CSS officers notified vide O.M.No.21/2/2009-CS.I(P) dated 16.07.2015 as amended from

SubCategorization of OBC – Dopt Orders dt.11.1.2019

SubCategorization of OBC – Dopt Orders dt.11.1.2019 Furnishing of OBC data of recruitment to Commission for SubCategorization of OBC Reminder-IV No. 21/1/2016-CS.1 (PR/CMS) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions Department of Personnel & Training 2nd Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi-110003 Date: 11th January, 2019. OFFICE MEMORANDUM SUBJECT: Furnishing of OBC data of recruitment to Commission for SubCategorization of OBC – regarding. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Division’s OM of even number dated 20.02.2018, 27.02.2018, 21.03.2018 and 31.12.2018 on the above mentioned above subject matter and to state that on scrutiny of the data available on CSCMS portal, it is observed that many Ministries/Departments have not yet updated the information with reference to Categorization/SubCategorization of aBC officers, along with the data relating to the “State” from which OBC candidates appeared/selected in respect of CSS cadre (

Adventure Sports and Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees

Adventure Sports and Similar Activities  amongst Central Government Employees No. 125/1/2018-19CCSCSB Government of India Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions Department of Personnel & Training Date: 11th January, 2019. CIRCULAR SUBJECT: Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports and Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees – Programmes to be organized by Youth Hostel Association of India Please refer to the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum of even umber dated 4.12.2015 regarding Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Spors and Simlar Activities amongst Central Government Employees (copy enclosed). 2. The Youth Hostel Association of India has offered the following programme for Central Government Employees eligible under the Scheme:

Seeking option from promoted Under Secretaries (adhoc) under Rotational Transfer Policy

Seeking option from promoted Under  Secretaries (adhoc) under Rotational Transfer Policy No.5/4/2017-CS. 1(U) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training 2 Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi-3 Dated 10th January, 2019. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Seeking option from promoted Under Secretaries (adhoc) under Rotational Transfer  Policy The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments’ Order No.5/7/2016-CS.l(U) (Vol.11) dated 21.12.2018 and Order of even number dated 28.12.2018 and 31.12.2018  whereby Section Officers of CSS were granted adhoc promotion in Grade-I (Under Secretary) of CSS on “as is where is basis” and it was stipulated to carry out Rotational Transfer of officers who have completed their tenure. Accordingly, in terms of Rotational Transfer Policy of CSS officers notified vide O.M.No.21/2!2009-CS.l(P) dated 16.07.2015, the adhoc Under Secretaries have been divided int

Long term and short term training programs under DFFT scheme 2019-20

Long term and short term training programs under DFFT scheme 2019-20 F.No.1203714 112018-FTC Government of India Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training Training Division Block IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi Dated: 10.01.2019 Subject: Long term and short term training programs under DFFT scheme 2019-20. The undersigned is directed to refer to this department’s circular of even number dated 09.11.2018 on the subject cited above and to say that the last date for finalization of applications by the individual officers/applicants has been extended up to 21.01.2019 whereas for nodal officers the last date has been extended up to 31 .01 .2019 for the purpose of finalizing the application of long term and short term program under DFFT scheme 2019-20. sd/- (Rajendra Prasad Tewari) Under Secretary to the Government of India
Promotion of PS to PPS on Ad-hoc Basis –  calling of option Promotion of Private Secretaries (PSs) to Principal Private  Secretaries (PPSs) of CSSS on ad-hoc basis- calling of option – reg No.3/3/2018-CS.II(A) Government of India Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training (CS.II Division) 3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi-110003 Dated: the 8th January, 2019 Office Memoranudm Subject: Promotion of Private Secretaries (PSs) to Principal Private Secretaries (PPSs) of CSSS on ad-hoc basis- calling of option – reg The undersinged is directed to refer to this Departments OMs of even number dated 28.12.2018 and 31.12.2018 vide which 603 (588+15) PSs have been promoted to the post of PPS of CSSS purely on ad-hoc basis for the period upto 30.06.2019 or till the post are filed up on regular promotion or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Residency Period for Promotion – Railway Board Circular

Residency Period for Promotion – Railway  Board Circular Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (level-1) to Grade Pay Rs.1900/- (Level-2) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS RAILWAY BOARD New Delhi, dated January 8, 2019 The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUs, Sub:- Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (level-1) to Grade Pay Rs.1900/- (Level-2) In terms of Para 189(ii) of IREM Vol. I, employees in Level-!, to be eligible for promotion to Level-2, should have put a minimum of 3 years of continuous service except in the case of promotion of Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe. The matter regarding reduction in the residency period for promotion from Level-! to Level-2 in respect of all departments, has been under consideration of the Board, consequent to a demand to this effect having been raised by both the Federations i.e. AIRF and NFIR. Keeping in view, the fact that younger and bett

Not feasible to extend the benefits of MACP during Jan to Aug 2008

Not feasible to extend the benefits of MACP during Jan to Aug 2008 “Not feasible to extend the benefits of MACP during 01.01.2006 to 31.08.2008, as more than nine years of time has passed since the implementation of MACP” Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees F.No.A-26017/166/2018-Ad.IIA Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Excise and Customs North Block, New Delhi Dated the 9th January, 2019 To All Cadre Controlling Authorities under CBIC Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees -regarding Madam / Sir, The Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP) for the Central Government Civilian Employees was introduced on the recommendation of the 6th Central Pay Commission vide Department of Personnel and Training (DoP&T) OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19.05.2009 w.e.f. 01.09.2008. 2.The Board has

Amendments Made in Promotion Guidelines for CG Employees

Amendments Made in Promotion Guidelines for CG Employees “Important amendments made in the promotion guidelines during past three years” Whether the Government is proposing new system for Promotion GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3529 ANSWERED ON: 02.01.2019 Whether the Government is proposing new system for Promotion 3529 DR.BOORA NARSAIAH GOUD Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:- (a) whether the Government is proposing to have a new system introduced to assess the integrity and reputation of bureaucrats on the basis of which promotion is given; (b) if so, the services that are going to be considered and from when this is likely to be introduced; (c) whether there is a proposal to send these guidelines to the States; and (d) if so, the details thereof? ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND M

Two days’ Countrywide General Strike Working Class of India Rises In A Tide Against Modi Government’s Policies

Two days’ Countrywide General Strike Working Class of India Rises In A Tide Against Modi Government’s Policies K Hemalata President CITU The magnificent country wide general strike on 8-9 January 2019 reflected the tide of people’s anger against the anti worker, anti people and anti national neoliberal policies pursued by the BJP led government at the centre. It surpassed, in its sweep and depth, even the earlier two massive general strikes, on 2nd September 2015 and 2016 held during this Modi government’ regime. The participation of workers in the general strike across sectors and the massive support and solidarity it received from all cross sections of people across the country indicate the growing resentment of people against the government. The national organisations of the peasants and agricultural workers, dalits, adivasis etc,. extended active support and called for a ‘grameen bandh’ bringing rural India to a standstill. The retired employees’ organisations also hav

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