Friday, September 26, 2014

Guidelines on implementation of suo-motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005 — Compliance of


No 1/6/2011-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel Training
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated 22nd September, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Guidelines on implementation of suo-motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005 — Compliance of.
Attention is invited to this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 15.4.2013 and subsequent reminder dated 10.12.2013 on the subject mentioned above.
2. In that O.M., it was mentioned that each Ministry/Public Authority shall ensure that the guidelines for suo motu disclosure under RTI are fully operationalised within a period of 6 months from the date of their issuance i.e. 15.04.2013. It was also mentioned that the Action Taken Report on the compliance of guidelines should be sent, alongwith the URL link, to the DoPT and the Central Information Commission soon after the expiry of the initial period of the 6 months. It has been noticed that most of the Ministries/Departments/Public Authorities have not sent the compliance report/Action Taken Report to this Department and Central Information Commission.
3. It was required that each Ministry/Public Authority should get its proactive disclosure package audited by third party every year and such audit should be communicated to the CIC through publication on their own website. It has been noticed that most of the Ministries/Public Authorities have not yet got their proactive disclosure package audited by a third party.
4. It is once again requested that the guidelines mentioned in O.M. dated 15.4.2013 be complied with and the proactive disclosure package be got audited by a third party. The compliance report may be sent to this Department and the Central Information Commission, at the earliest.
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(Mamta Kundra)
Joint Secretary
Tel. 2309 4276
source-http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/1_6_2011-

Government employees have to be present in office on October 2 to take cleanliness pledge

Government employees have to be present in office on October 2 to take cleanliness pledge

All government employees will have to be present in office on October 2, Gandhi Jayanthi, the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘clean India’ campaign, and take the cleanliness pledge, a directive issued by the Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Wednesday said. The employees will be administered ‘Swachhata Shapath’ (pledge of cleanliness) in government offices, public functions and events on October 2, the directive said. The cleanliness drives led by senior officials will be undertaken in all government and public offices, it said.

Grant of Transport Allowance @ 7000 p.m+DA thereon to officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10000, Rs.12000 on Non-functional basis


Grant of Transport Allowance @ 7000 p.m+DA thereon to officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10000, Rs.12000 on Non-functional basis

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
S.No.PC-VI/345
No PC-V/2010/A/TA/1
RBE No. 100 /2014
New Delhi, dated 12 09.2014
The General Managers/CAO(R)
All Zonal Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub:- Grant of Transport Allowance @ 7000 p.m+DA thereon to officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10000, Rs.12000 on Non-functional basis-clarification reg.

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dt. 07.07.2014 (RBE No.68/2014) on the above subject whereby it was clarified that those officers who are upgraded to Grade Pay of Rs.10000/PB-4 scale on the basis of Dynamic ACP or due to non-functional in-situ upgradation shall not be eligible for grant of Transport Allowance @7000 p.m+DA thereon. On receipt of representations from IRMS.

Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC- Clarification issued by Dopt Posted: 24 Sep 2014 06:06 AM PDT

Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC- Clarification issued by Dopt

No.31011/5/2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated: 24th September, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC- Clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the conditions laid down by this Department’s O.M. No. 31011/4/2014-Estt.(A.lV) dated 19th June, 2014, as per which the Government employees are required to book the air tickets directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/S Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT O.M. No. 310111612002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey(s).

Honorarium for Guest Faculty-Dopt O.M


No.13024/01/2009-Trg.( Trg. Ref.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Training Division
Block-IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi — 110067
Dated: 23rd September, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Honorarium for Guest Faculty.
The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s O.M. No.13024/2/2008-Trg.1 dated 3rd March, 2009 wherein rates of honorarium to the Guest faculty payable to Serving Officers/Non-Serving Officers/Experts/Eminent persons coming as guest faculty to the Central Training Establishments (CTIs) have been mentioned. The same are reproduced below:
S.No.CategoryExisting rates
1Serving officersRs.500/- per session
2Non-Serving OfficersRs.1000/- per session
3Experts/Eminent resource personsRs.4,000/-per session (with reasons justifying such payment, duly recorded by the Head of CTI)
2. The above rates were based on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission and accordingly the pattern followed by the DoPT and LBSNAA, Mussoorie for the purpose of grant of honorarium payable to Guest Faculty was made applicable to all CTIs for Group A Services.
3. A number of references have been received in DoP&T from various CTIs for revision of fees/honorarium. The matter was considered and it is hereby clarified that the fees/honorarium for guest speakers can be decided by respective Ministries/Departments in consultation with their IFD and with approval of the Competent Authority.
4. There will be no change in the other conditions as mentioned in DoPT’s O.M. referred above.
(Rajesh Arya)
Director (Trg.)
Tele No.011-26107956
Source-http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02trn/HonorariumforguestFaculty0001.pdf

Reimbursement when Pensioners take treatment immediately after Retirement before getting CGHS Cards


Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has now decided to clarify the matter as follows :-

(i) The treatment taken and expenditure Incurred thereon within the grace period of three months from the date of retirement will be allowed and expenditure reimbursable subject to the condition that the beneficiary has either obtained or applied for CGHS pensioner card with all documents and requisite CGHS subscription within one month of expiry of the grace period of three months.

(ii) It is further clarified that the expenditure on treatment taken after the grace period of three months from date of retirement will not be reimbursable unless the beneficiary has obtained a valid CGHS card or has applied for CGHS pensioner card with all documents and requisite CGHS subscription prior to taking such treatment.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Implementation of CAT Judgement in respect of grant of GP 5400 to AAOs in lieu of MACPS


ALL INDIA AUDIT & ACCOUNTS ASSOCIATION
C SV WARRIER BHAWAN
Reference: AIAI 34/44/2014
20th August 2014
To
The Comptroller & Auditor General of India,
9, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,
New Delhi – 110124
Subject: Implementation of CAT judgement in respect of grant of GP 5400 to AAOs in lieu of MACPS – reg.
Sir,
I am to invite a reference to the judgement given by CAT, Chennai in OA No 966/2009 and 967/2009 on grant of GP 5400 in PB2 to AAOs by extending the benefit of MACPS from the day others are given the GP of 5400 under MACPS.
The Department moved a WP in HC of Madras which upheld the judgement of the CAT. The SLP moved at Supreme Court against the decisions given by the CAT, Chennai and HC of Madras has also been turned down.
It is therefore requested that the judgement of CAT directing extending the benefit of MACPS by granting GP 5400 in PB2 to AAOs with all consequential benefits may please be implemented without any further delay.
It is further requested that the judgement of the CAT Chennai directing extending the benefit of MACPS by granting GP 5400 in PB2 to AAOs with all consequential benefits may be implemented in favour of all similarly placed AAOs.

INFORMATION ON THE PARITY OF PAY SCALES MANIFESTS IN POSTS OF A SIMILAR NATURE-DIRECTORATE CALLED FOR REPORTS FROM CIRCLES



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60 Days Bonus for Postal Employees – Orders issued by Department of Posts

60 Days Bonus for Postal Employees – Orders issued by Department of Posts

F.No.26-04/2014-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
Department of Posts,
(Establishment Division)

No. 26-04/2014-PAP

Dak Bhawan, Sensed Marg, 
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 19th September, 2014

1. All Chief Postmasters General
1 All Postmasters General
3.Deputy Director General (PAP), Department of Posts
4.All General Managers (Finance)
5.Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
6. Director, RAKNPA/Directors of All PTCs

SUB: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2013-14.

Sir/Madam,
The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of India to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2013-14 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (sixty) Days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D/MTS, Group ‘C’ and non-gazetted Group ‘B’. Ex-Gratia payment of bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities, and Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowances / wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their parent circle

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Regularization of irregularly opened MIS accounts in the multiples Rs.1000/- instead of Rs.1500/- (SB Order No. 10/2014)

To view SB order, please click here

GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY-


Indian Ordnance Factories Gazetted Officers Association writes to Government
Indian Ordinance Factories Gazetted Officers Association (IOFGOA)had written a letter (given below) to the Government in view of the CAT Principle Bench New Delhi judgment dated 01/05/2014, directing the Government to implement MACP on promotional hierarchy within 3 months from the date of the judgment. Since the Government has not taken any action on the matter so far the Association has filed contempt of Court and the next date of hearing of the case is 11/11/2014.
As regards the SLP filed against Shri Babu Ram & Ors, according Shri S B Chaubey, General Secretary, his Association has decided to bear the expense of one Advocate to defend the case in Supreme Court.

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) – Railway Vacancies 2014 – Recruitment for 6119 vacancies

Railway Recruitment Board has published to invite fresh applications for recuitment to the post of Junior Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant, Senior Section Engineer, Chief Depot Material Superintendent. The important details are given for your information…

Senior Section Engineer: 1798 Posts
Chief Depot Material Superintend: 52 Posts
Junior Engineer: 3967 Posts
Depot Material Superintend: 105 Posts
Chemical Metallurgical Assistant: 179 Posts

Purchase of Note Book/ Lap-Top, etc., by Ministries/ Departments — revision of guidelines reg.


F. No. 8(25)/2012-Ell (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 19th September, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Purchase of Note Book/ Lap-Top, etc., by Ministries/ Departments — revision of guidelines reg.
In supersession to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum bearing nos. 1(15)/E.II(A)/2009 dated 26th May 2009 and 14th May 2012 regarding purchase of Note Book/Lap-Top computers by Ministries/Departments and delegation of powers thereof, it has been decided that lap-top; tablet; notepad; ultra-book; notebook, netbook or devices of similar categories may be issued to officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary/equivalent and above for discharge of official work. These powers shall continue to be exercised by the Secretary of the Ministry/Department concerned in consultation with the Financial Adviser. It would be the prerogative of the Administrative Secretary to decide on the nature of gadget to be issued to the eligible officers.
2. This would, however, be subject to the following conditions:
i. Cost of the device, including standard software should not exceed Rs. 70,000/-
ii. Purchase procedures prescribed under GFRs/CVC guidelines may be followed.
iii. The officer who is given the device, shall be personally responsible for its safety and security, which shall continue to remain Government property. In case of its loss, cost will be recovered from the officer based on the book value of the device. The officer concerned will be at liberty to get the device insured at his personal cost.
iv. Only one device may be issued to an entitled officer. The officer will have the option to retain the device after four years by paying 10% of the original cost.
v. For the purpose of calculation of the book value, a depreciation of 25% per year, on reducing balance, be adopted.
vi. No new device may be sanctioned to an officer, who has already been allotted a device, in a Ministry/Department, up to four years or till the fitness of such device is certified by NIC of that Ministry/Department, whichever is later. Upon the transfer of the officer to another Ministry/Department of the Government of India, he may exercise the option of carrying this device to his new posting with the approval of the Administrative Secretary. No new device may be issued to a new incumbent if the device is returned by his predecessor upon his transfer from that Ministry/Department, except when such device has completed the stipulated period of four years or its useful lifespan, whichever is later.
vii. Disposal of the gadgets may be as per extant norms prescribed for e-waste disposal.
3. This issues with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To
1. All Ministries/Department of Government of India.
2. All Financial Advisers
3. NIC, D/o Expenditure

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2014


F.No.1/2/2014-E.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 18th September, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2014.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1/1/2014-E.II(B) dated 27th March, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Deamess Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 100% to 107% with effect from 1st July, 2014.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Draft Model Cadre Review Proposal- Dopt Orders



I-11019/25/2014-CRD
Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Personnel
(Department of Personnel & Training)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan MARKET, New Delhi — 110003
September 12, 2014

Subject: – Draft Model Cadre Review Proposal.

In the meeting of the Cadre Controlling Authorities held on 22 July, 2014, it was decided to draft a model Cadre Review Proposal to facilitate the cadres. The same is enclosed along with a check list of
documents/information required to be sent along with the cadre review proposal.



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(Mona Singh)
Director (CRD)
Tel: 24624893

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Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/draft.pdf

Meetings held by 7th Pay Commission (as on 17.09.2014)

Meetings held by 7th CPC (as on 17.09.2014)

DateMeeting with
17.09.2014Aviation Research Centre
16.09.2014RPF Group 'A' Officers, IIM Bangalore
15.09.2014Disabled War Veterans (DISWAVE) Association, DG Bureau of Police Research and Development
26.08.2014At Bangalore: IAS Officers' Association, IPS Officers' Association, IFS Officers' Association
25.08.2014At Bangalore: IIM Bangalore, ISRO
24.08.2014At Bangalore: Army Base Workshop (EME) Diploma Holders Association, Bangalore, Air Force Store Keepers Association, All India NCC Defence Civilian Employees Association, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers - Karnataka State, Atomic Energy Employees Federation, All India Central Excise Inspectors Association, The Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association, The Indian Railway Loco Pilot Association, South Western Railways Engineers Association, Railway Wheel Factory, South Western Railway Employees Sangh, All India DRDO Personal Staff Association, DoS Pensioners Forum, Central Government Pensioners Association, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research Employees’ Association, NIMHANS, Veterans Association
21.08.2014Physiotherapy Forum; Indian Ordnance Factories Group'B' Gazetted Officers Association
20.08.2014Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan
24.07.2014Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League
23.07.2014Bharat Central Pensioners Federation; Bharat Pensioners Samaj; Group ‘B' Indian Information Service Association; Indian Postal Service Officers Association; DANICS Officers Association; Group ‘B' Indian Ordnance Gazetted Officers Association
22.07.2014Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association
21.07.2014Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW
19.06.2014Indian Economic Service Officers Association; Indian Statistical Service Officers Association; IFS Officers Association; DGs of CAPFs (BSF+ITBP+Assam Rifles+Sashastra Seema Suraksha Bal); DGs of CAPFs (CISF+CRPF+NSC)
18.06.2014IFS Officers Association; PFRDA; Officers of Department of Financial Services, MOF; Officers of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare; P&T Finance Accounts Gr.A Officers Association; IRAS Officers Association; Central Health Service Association
17.06.2014IAS Officers' Association; Central Engineering Services Officers' Association (Water+Power+Architecture); Central Engineering Services Officers' Association (Civil+Electrical+Mechanical+Road Transport+Telecom); Income Tax Officers' Association; Custom Officers Association; Central Excise Officers Association
16.06.2014IPS Officers' Association; Representative of Pay Commission cells of Army, Navy and Airforce; Indian Audit and Accounts Service Association; Cost Accounts Association; Civil Accounts Association; Federation of Railway Officers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

IP and LGO Examination 2014 postponed


IP Examination, 2014
LGO Examination
Most Urgent

FILE No. A-34012/04/2014-DE
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Recruitment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001

Dated : 9th September, 2014

To,
All Heads of Circles

Sub: Conducting of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 o be held on 20thand 21stSeptember, 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014 proposed to be held on 21stSeptember, 2014.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to refer this office letter No. A-34012/03/2014-DE and A-34012/04/2014-DE dated 3rd June, 2014 wherein the notifications for holding Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion of LGO to the cadre of PA/SA for the year 2014 to be held on 21st September, 2014 and LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector posts for the year 2014 on 20th and 21st September, 2014 were issued.

2. The Outsourced Agency, M/s CMC Ltd. has intimated that conduct of the above mentioned examination on the scheduled dates is not feasible. Therefore, the Competent Authority has ordered to postpone both the departmental examinations. The revised dates would be intimated shortly.

3.  This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(M. C. Pandey)
Assistant Director General (DE)

Copy to :-
F. No. A-34012/03/2014-DE (Main file of conducting of LGO Examination, 2014)
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Promotion from IPs Cadre to ASPos cadre

It is learnt from circle that 25 (approximate) IPs may be promoted in ASPos Cadre on adhoc basis.

Postal Department doesn't have manpower to execute RTI Act



Nearly 13 months after Central Information Commission (CIC) directed to issue Right to Information (RTI) stamps instead of Indian Postal Orders and bank drafts or cheques to seek information from government departments, the Department of Posts has said printing presses don't have papers to print stamp papers.

The reply, which the Department of Posts has given for non-compliance to the RTI filed by Delhi-based civil activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal, says: "Both the security printing presses at Nasik and Hyderabad do not have paper to print RTI stamps!'' To this reply, Agarwal took a dig at the postal department saying, "these two presses have sufficient paper to print postal stamps for some foreign countries, apart from adequately equipped for printing commemorative and definitive-series stamps regularly with some stamps like on Sachin Tendulkar printed within a few days of decision-taken, but not for RTI, clearly a discrimination against the game-changer Act and disrespect to the CIC direction.''

On August 27, 2013, the CIC had clearly directed Secretary, Department of Posts, that "RTI applications be accepted in all its 25,000-odd post offices across the country and the RTI stamp of the denomination of Rs.10 be used instead of postal orders and this would be time and cost-effective step.'' But the postal department has its own set of reasons for not issuing the RTI stamps so far.

"The issue of RTI stamps is under examination. A committee has been set up by the Secretary (Posts). All stamps are printed by India Security Press at Nasik and Hyderabad. But currently, both presses are out of stamp papers and the printing of postal stamps has been adversely affected by this. Hence, the matter be raised by the DOP&T with the CMD of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India (SPMCI) Limited and the Finance Secretary under whose charge SPMCI Ltd operates,'' says the RTI reply by Postal Department.

It also hinted at logistics hurdles as opening nearly 25,000 postal offices for this purpose would demand "dedicated manpower and official infrastructure, including computers, which requires cost. In fact, Department of Posts admitted that it has got "no manpower and extra remuneration even to execute RTI Act by accepting those applications and issuing postal orders for the same through its 4,700 designated post offices.'' The onus thus clearly falls on the government to give mandate, manpower and money to execute CIC direction in its right spirit.

Asset Declaration Amendment Rules


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

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi. the 8th September. 2014

G.S.R. 638(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-secrion (1) read with clause (k) and clause (1) of sub section (2) of Section 59 read with Section 44 and Section 45 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules. 2014. namely:—

I. (I) These rules may he called the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2014.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014. in rule 3. in the proviso to sub-rule (2), for the words on or before the 15th day of September, 2014’, the words “on or before the 31st day of December, 2014 shall he substituted.

[ F.No. 407/12/2014-AVD-lV(B) Pt.-I ]
BHASKAR KHULBE, Addl. Secy.

Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide notification number G.S.R. 501(E). dated the 14th July. 2014.

Instructions given by Dopt to all Secretaries regarding the filing returns of Assets and Liabilities

Instructions given by Dopt to all Secretaries regarding the filing returns of Assets and Liabilities by public servants under Lokpal Act – Time limit extended for filing of revised returns by all public servants from 15.9.2014 to 31.12.2014

Government of India
Department of Personnel & Training
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
North Block New Delhi 110001 
Bhaskar Khulbe
Additional Secretary
Tel: 23094010
Telefax : 23092580

D.O.No. 407/12/2014-AVD-lV(B)
Dated: 8th September, 2014
Dear Secretary,

Please refer to my D.O. letter of even No. dated 1st August, 2014 regarding furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities by public servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013.

2. In this regard, I am forwarding a copy of the Central Governments notification dated 08th September, 2014 (Annexure-l). containing an Order amending the Lokpal & Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014, for the purpose of extending the time limit for carrying out necessary changes in the relevant rules relating to different services from two hundred and seventy days to three hundred and sixty days’, from the date on which the Act came into force, i.e., 16 January, 2014.

3. Government has also notified on 8th September, 2014, the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2014, extending the time limit for filing of revised returns by all public servants from 15th September, 2014 to 31st December, 2014, A copy of the notification containing the said amendment Rules is enclosed (Annexure-II)

4. I request you to kindly issue orders towards ensuring compliance with these Rules by all officers and staff in your Ministry/Department and in various organisations/PSUs under the control of your Ministry/Department, within the revised time-limit mentioned in the amended Rules, by filing their revised returns of assets and liabilities to the competent authority on or before 31 December, 2014.

5. I also request you to kindly ensure that necessary follow-up action for harmonizing the provisions of the relevant rules relating to all categories of public servants (as defined in the Act) falling under the jurisdiction / administrative /cadre control of your Ministry/Department is completed within the revised time limit of 360 days now provided in the Order dated 8th September, 2014 (Annexure-l).

Yours Sincerely
(Bhaskar Khulbe)

7% DA from July 2014 – Prompt decision is worth appreciating..!

The Centre has announced an additional 7% DA hike for the Central Government employees and Pensioners from July 2014.

Usually, agendas for central government employees’ DA hike are presented at the Cabinet meeting only on the third or fourth Thursdays of the month. There are times when these decisions were made during the last cabinet meeting of the season. Sometimes, these decisions are not made even during the last meeting and are taken up only during special meeting or at critical times.

On the 4th of this month, out of the blue, the Government announced a 7% DA hike. The cabinet’s announcement gives a positive conclusion to the relentless waiting of the past few weeks.

Promotion and posting to the Grade of Member, Postal Services Board, Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' dated 08.09.2014

Promotion and posting to the Grade of Member, Postal Services Board, Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' dated 08.09.2014 vide memo no18/2014-SPG dated 08.09.14 .To see detail click here

PLIincentive for 2011-12

PLI incentive for 2011-12 has been passed & sanction memo despatched.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dopt orders on submission of Assets and Liabilities Declaration under Lokpal & Lokayuktas Act 2013 by Public Servants

As per the said Act and the Rules framed thereunder, every public servant shall file declarations, information or return, as the case may be regarding his assets and liabilities as on the 31st day of March every year, to the competent authority, on or before the 31st day of July of that year. This is an important difference from the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 and may kindly be noted.

F. No. 11013/3/2014-Estt(A)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment Division

North Block, New Delhi
Dated July 23,2014

Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year and placing the same in public domain on the websites of the Ministries/ Departments.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that the Government has notified the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013. on 14.07.2014. The same is available on this Department’s website at http://persmin.nic.in/Lokpal_Homepage_New.asp.

2. As per the said Act and the Rules framed thereunder, every public servant shall file declarations. information or return. as the case may be regarding his assets and liabilities as on the 31st day of March every year, to the competent authority, on or before the 31st day of July of that year. It may be noted that as per Section 2(1)(o) of the Act, “Public Servant” means a person referred to in clauses (a) to (h) of sub-sectlon (1) of section 14 of the Act but does not include a public servant in respect of whom the jurisdiction is exercisable by any court or other authority under the Army Act, 1950. the Air Force kt, 1950, the Navy Act. 1957 and the Coast Guard Act. 1978 or the procedure is applicable to such public servant under those Acts.

3. It may also be noted that the definition of public servant covers all Central Government servants (Groups A, B and C). Therefore, all Central Govenmient servants are required to file the declaration. This is an important difference from the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 and may kindly be noted.

4. As per these Rules, the public servants who have filed declarations, information and annual returns of property under the provisions of the rules applicable to such public servants shall file the revised declarations. information or as the case may be, annual returns as on the 1st day of August, 2014, to the competent authority on or before the 15th day of September. 2014. All Ministries/Departments are accordingly. requested to please bring the provisions of the Public Servants (furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 to the notice of all concerned for compliance.

5. Formal amendment to the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 will be made in due course.

6. Hindi version will follow

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(J.W Vaidyanathan)
Director (E)

Advance Booking of Reserved Train Tickets
The advance reservation period for booking reserved accommodation is 60 days excluding the day of journey. In case of certain day time express trains, shorter time limits are prescribed.
In case of Tatkal tickets, the booking opens at 1000 hours on the previous day of journey from the train originating station.
In case of unreserved tickets involving journey upto 200 kilometres, the tickets can be booked on the same day whereas tickets involving journey of more than 200 kilometres can be booked up to three days in advance excluding the day of journey.
Premium trains with dynamic pricing have been introduced during the Holi and summer rush with shorter advance reservation periods of up to 15 days.
Indian Railways have a route length of about 65,436 kilometres. On an average, about 23 million passengers commute across Indian Railways daily. The passenger traffic on different routes varies from season to season, day to day and train to train.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Central govt employees will have to declare family assets


All central government employees will now have to declare their immovable/movable assets and liabilities as well as those of their spouses and dependents by July 31 every year.
The Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limited for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 make it mandatory for central government employees to file a statement listing their and their spouse/dependents’ cash in hand; bank deposits; investments in bonds, debentures, shares and units in companies and mutual funds; long-term savings; insurance policies; provident fund; loans and advances; cars/aircraft/yacht/ships; and jewellery.
The declaration must record value of these items as on March 31 and filed with the competent authority by July 31 of that year.

Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance


It has been informed by the Department of Personnel and raining that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is Rs. 18,000/- per child. The Hostel subsidy shall be Rs. 4,500/- per month per child. The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees if Rs. 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel subsidy for disabled children of Government employees is Rs. 9,000/- per child per month. These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014. The reimbursement is admissible for children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognized institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated. No change is proposed to be made in the same.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.