Saturday, December 20, 2014

Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions.

F.No.19017/1/2014-Estt (A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated : 16th December, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Alteration of date of birth of a Government Servant — reiteration of the instructions.

Rule 56 of Fundamental Rules states that except as otherwise provided in the rule, every Government servant will retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of sixty years.

Provided that a Government servant whose date of birth is the first of a month shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the preceding month on attaining the age of sixty years.

2.  As per Note 6 below the aforesaid Rule, the date of on which a Government servant attains the age of fifty-eight years or sixty years, as the case may be, shall be determined with reference to the date of birth declared by the Government servant at the time of appointment and accepted by the Appropriate Authority on production, as far as possible, of confirmatory documentary evidence such as High School or Higher Secondary or Secondary School Certificate or extracts from Birth Register. The date of birth so declared by the Government servant and accepted by the Appropriate Authority shall not be subject to any alteration except as specified in this note. An alteration of date of birth of a Government servant can be made, with the sanction of a Ministry or Department of the Central Government, or the Comptroller and Auditor-General in regard to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, or an Administrator of a Union Territory under which the Government servant is serving, if —

(a) a request in this regard is made within five years of his entry into Government service;

(b) it is clearly established that a genuine bona fide mistake has occurred; and

(c) the date of birth so altered would not make him ineligible to appear in any School or University of Union Public Service Commission examination in which he had appeared, or for entry into Government service on the date on which he first appeared at such examination or on the date on which he entered Government service.

3. The Supreme Court of India in Civil Appeal No.502 of 1993 — Union of India Vs. Harnam Singh — Judgement dated 9th February, 1993 had observed that :
"Inordinate and unexplained delay or laches on the part of the respondent to seek the necessary correction would in any case have justified the refusal of relief to him. His inaction for all this period of about thirty five years from the date of joining service, therefore precludes him from showing that the entry of his date of birth in service record was not correct".

The observations of the Apex Court was also circulated to all Ministries and Departments of the Government of India vide OM No.19017/2/92-Estt.(A) dated 19-5-1993.

4. All the Ministries and Departments are requested to keep the above in view while processing cases of requests for changes of date of birth.

5. Hindi version follows.

sd/-
(B.Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/19017_1_2014-Estt.A-IV-16122014.pdf

Functioning of Joint Consultative Machinery-NCJCM

National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees

13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2014
Dated: December 16, 2014

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

The Cabinet Secretary,
(Government of India),
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Functioning of Joint Consultative Machinery

Since assuming charge of Secretary(Staff Side), National Council(JCM), I have repeatedly demanded to convene a meeting of the National Council(JCM). It is, however, regretful to point out that, despite all out efforts made by me and requesting you in person to hold the meeting, no meeting of the NC/JCM has been convened till date.

It may be appreciated the Joint Consultative Machinery(JCM) at the National level, conceived as an effective Negotiating Forum, has virtually become defunct as no meeting of this forum has been held during the last four years, with the result that, a number of major grievances of the Central Government employees continue to remain unresolved, because of which they are badly agitated.

The procrastinated discussions in the National Anomaly Committee did not proceed to settle any tangible anomaly item. Even after reaching agreement, the government has refused to issue orders on some issues. This apart, the demands raised by the Staff Side for grant of Interim Relief and Merger of DA with Pay have been refused by the government. One of the vital segments of the Central Government Employees, i.e. Grameen Dak Sewaks of the Postal Department, are kept outside the ambit of the 7th CPC. Unilateral decisions were taken to induct FDI in the Railways, Privatize the Railway and Defence Production Units; closure of the Printing Presses, Publication and Stationery Departments; contractorise the medical store functions; corporatize the Postal Organization and outsource various governmental functions.

Under these circumstances, all the constituents of the National Council(JCM)(Staff Side) had to hold a “National Convention” on 11th December, 2014 in New Delhi, wherein after detailed deliberations and taking stock of the situation, a detailed programme of struggle has been chalked-out. In case there is no positive response from the Official Side, it will ultimately lead to indefinite strike.

A copy of the Declaration of the above-mentioned Convention is enclosed herewith, which is selfexplanatory. We do fervently hope that negotiation is possible even at this late stage and would therefore urge upon you to take concrete steps in that direction. We also hope that you will be able to appreciate that any decision of the government which affects the job security of the employees adversely need to be discussed and agreement reached at the JCM Forum.

I would, therefore, request you to personally intervene in the matter, being the Chairman of the National Council(JCM), so as to avoid serious unrest and disturbance to industrial peace in the Central Government Services and hold discussions with the Staff Side, NC/JCM on these vital issues at your earliest.

sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Encl: As above

Copy to : All Constituents of National Council(JCM), for information.
Source:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzr_fYaknLLzN29leDJqREVLMkVQeUlvUTA1VUhsOXRTN0Yw/view


Monday, December 15, 2014

Vacation and Breaks in Kendriya Vidyalayas during academic session 2015-16.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan(HQs)
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi - 110016

File No. 110334/2012-KVSHQ(Acad.)/.Part II/5280-5285
Dated 10.12.2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Vacation and Breaks in Kendriya Vidyalayas during academic session 2015-16.

The Competent Authority has decided the following, schedule for Vacation and Breaks in Kendriya Vidyalayas for the academic session 2015-16, as per decision of 94th BOG dated 28.12.2012.
(A) Summer stations:-
(I) Regions covered :-(Jammu, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gurgaon, Delhi, Agra, Bhopal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Guwahati, Silchar, Tinsukia, Lucknow, Varanasi, Ranchi and Patna).

1Summer Vacation13.05.2015 (Wednesday)21.06.2015 (Sunday)40 days
2Autumn Break18.10.2015 (Sunday)27.10.2015 (Tuesday)10 days
3Winter Break24.12.2015 (Thursday)12.01.2016(Tuesday)20 days

(II) Regions covered (Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Raipur, Ernakulum and Bhubaneshwar).

1Summer Vacation03.05.2015(Sunday)21.06.2015 (Sunday)50 days
2Autumn Break13.10.2015 (Sunday)27.10.2015 (Tuesday)10 days
3Winter Break24.12.2015 (Thursday)03.01.2016(Sunday)11 days


(B) Winter Stations:-

1Summer Vacation17.05.2015(Sunday )26.05.2015 (Tuesday)10 days
2Autumn Break18.10.2015 (Sunday27.10.2015 (Tuesday)10 days
3Winter Break12.12.2015 (Saturday)31.01.2016(Sunday)51 days

(C) Long Winter Stations:- KVs at Leh, Kargil, Nubra (J&K) and Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh).
1Winter Break29.11.2015(Sunday)07.02.2016 (Sunday)71 days

1 Winter Break 29.11.2015(Sunday) 07.02.2016 (Sunday) 71 days
(D) A&N Islands:-

1Summer Vacation09.05.2015(Saturday)07.07.2015 (Tuesday)60 days
2Autumn Break18.10.2015(Sunday)27.10.2015(Tuesday)10 days

(E) For KV Kathmandu (Nepal):-

1Summer Vacation16.05.2015(Saturday)30.05.2015(Saturday)15 days
2Autumn Break18.10.2015 (Sunday)27.10.2015 (Tuesday)10 days
3Winter Break05.12.2015 (Saturday)18.01.2016 (Monday)45 days

Note:-
(1) Both dates (days) are inclusive.
(2) if day of opening Vidyalaya is a holiday or declared a holiday by Govt, the Vidyalaya will open on the next day.
(3) Shipping schedule from A & N lsiands to the main land has not been received so far. Hence vacation dates in the above Vidyalayas of A & N Islands are tentative and will coincide with vacations of State Government Schools to enable all KV teachers to avail facility of ’Teacher’s special Ships’ for visiting mainland during vacations.

(P.K. Koul)
Dy Commissioner (Acad)

Source: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/CircularsDocs/CIR-ACAD-10-12-14.PDF

Staff Benefit Fund for Railway Employees


RBE No:136/2014

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. E(W)2014/FU-1/1                                      

New Delhi, dated 08.12.2014

The General Managers (Personnel)
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

CORRIGENDUM

Sub: Staff Benefit Fund.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 30-07-2014 (RBE No.83/2014).

Please refer to item No,1 under the heading ‘Education’ of Board’s letter cited above, where under the scheme of scholarship for higher Technical/Professional Education @ Rs. 1500/- per month is applicable for wards of railway staff in Grade Pay of above Rs. 2400/- and up to Rs. 4200/-.

2: Based on the requests received from the Federations and Zonal Railways, Board have reconsidered the matter and have decided to remove the ceiling limit of Rs. 4200/-. Accordingly, the aforesaid scheme is now available forwards of all non-gazetted Railway employees as was being done prior to issue of Board s letter ibid subject to the staff in lower Grade Pay being given precedence.

3. Other terms and conditions as stipulated vide Board’s letter dated 30.7,2014 would continue to be the same.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Sd/-
(Debasis Mazumdar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: http://www.airfindia.com/

Friday, December 12, 2014

Amendment to Rule 3 of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 - Need for code of Ethics and Values of Civil Services

F. No. 11013/6/2014-Estt.A
Government of India
Ministry 'Of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment Division

North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated December 10th , 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment to Rule 3 of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 - Need for code of Ethics and Values of Civil Services.

This undersigned is directed to say that Rule 3 of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 has been amended vide G.S.R. No 845(E) dated 27 thNovember, 2014 to incorporate the expected standards of the civil services and provide for accountability of civil servants to ensure good governance and better delivery of services to citizen. The above said Notification is also available on the website of this Department at www.persminmov.in/DOPT.asp


2. Consequent to the above amendment, the sub-rule (1) of Rule 3 of Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 now reads as follows:

Every Government servant shall at all times-

(i) maintain absolute integrity;

(ii) maintain devotion to duty;

(iii) do nothing which is unbecoming of a Government servant;

(iv) commit himself to and uphold the supremacy of the Constitution and democratic values;

(v) defend and uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security. .of the State, public order, decency and morality;

(vi) maintain high ethical standards and honesty;

(vii) maintain political neutrality;

(viii) promote the principles of merit, fairness and impartiality in the discharge of duties;

(ix) maintain accountability and transparency;

(x) maintain responsiveness to the public, particularly to the weaker section;

(xi) maintain courtesy and good behaviour with the public;

(xii) take decisions solely in public interest and use or cause to use public resources efficiently, effectively and economically;

(xiii) declare any private interests relating to his public duties and take steps to resolve any conflicts in a way that protects the public interest;

(xiv) not place himself under any financial or other obligations to any individual or organisation which may influence him in the performance of his official duties;

(xv) not misuse his position as civil servant and not take decisions in order to derive financial or material benefits for himself, his family or his friends; 

(xvi) make choices, take decisions and make recommendations on merit alone;

(xvii) act with fairness and impartiality and not discriminate against anyone, particularly the poor and the under-privileged sections of society;

(xviii) refrain from doing anything which is or may be contrary to any law, rules, regulations and established practices;

(xix) maintain discipline in the discharge of his duties and be liable to implement the lawful orders duly communicated to him;

(xx) maintain confidentiality in the performance of his official duties as required by any laws for the time being in force, particularly with regard to information, disclosure of which may prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, friendly relation with foreign countries or lead to incitement of an offence or illegal or unlawful gain to any person;

(xxi) perform and discharge his duties with the highest degree of professionalism and dedication to the best of his abilities.".

3. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of all officers and staff working under them. 


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(J.A.Vaidyanathan)
Director (Establishment)
Tel: 23093179 

Latest Dopt Order on (MACP)Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employees

No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi 110001
Dated the 10th December, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee-Clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Para 5 of the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme issued vide the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated May 19, 2009 providing that the recommendations of the Screening Committee shall be placed before the Secretary in cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/Department or before the Head of the organisation/competent authority in other cases for approval.

2. References have been received from various Ministries/Departments with regard to delegation of powers of Secretary to a Joint Secretary level officer as a large number of files on various matters are referred to the Secretary for approval and it is an administrative matter of routine nature which can be disposed of at the level of Joint Secretary.

3. The matter has been considered in this Department and it has been decided that the recommendations of the Screening Committee henceforth be placed before the Appointing Authority
of the post in both cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/Department or in other cases for approval with regard to grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

4. Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned including their attached and subordinate offices.

sd/-
(Mukta Goel)
Director(E-I)


Source : http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/35034_3_2008-Estt.D_Vol.II-10122014.pdf

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Teaching of Sanskrit in Kendriya Vidyalaya in Classes XI and XII.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18, Institutional Area
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi -110016
F. 11029-10/2012-14/KVS (HQ) Acad./5171-5276
Dated: 05-12-2014

Subject: - Teaching of Sanskrit in Kendriya Vidyalaya in Classes XI and XII.

Article 108 of KVS Education Code stipulating the Scheme of Studies for various classes has a provision for study of Sanskrit or'Hindi or English as Compulsory Core language for classes XI and XII. In this regard, the decision taken in the 99th Meeting of the Board of Governors of KVS held on 27-10-2014 is conveyed as under:

The Board approved the proposal to offer teaching of Sanskrit language in Class XI from the session 2015-16 in all the Kendriya Vidyalayas having Senior Secondary classes. Sanskrit (Core) will be offered as one of the options in lieu of an elective subject. For this teachers may be appointed initially on contract basis.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr. V. Vijayalaxmi)
Joint Commissioner (Acad.)

Source: http://www.kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/CIR-ACAD-08-13-14.PDF

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Misusing of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) : Question raised in Rajya Sabha -

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  1330
ANSWERED ON  04.12.2014
Misusing of LTC
1330 Shri T. Rathinavel
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state :-

(a) whether Government has cautioned officials against misusing the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claims option;

(b) whether Government has decided to carry out random verification of air tickets submitted by officials to ascertain whether the LTC claim is genuine; and

(c) whether a Government officials found indulging in any malpractices in this regard, can be penalized and prevented from availing LTC for the next two to three years, if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER
 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. All the Ministries/Departments have been advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. Further, to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/Departments have been advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the Airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

(c): In case of any fraudulent activities in Leave Travel Concession coming to the notice of the designated body/agencies, the irregularities are looked into in terms of Rule 16 of the CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 and disciplinary proceedings are initiated against the Government servant on the charge of preferring a fraudulent claim of LTC. If the disciplinary proceedings result in imposition of any of the penalties specified in Rule 11 of CCS (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, the Government servant shall not be allowed the next two or more sets of LTC in addition to the sets already withheld.

Source:rajyasabha.nic.in

Maintaining of SC ST Welfare Cell

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  1334
ANSWERED ON  04.12.2014

Maintaining of SC ST Welfare Cell

1334 SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-

(a) whether the Ministry had directed all Government companies to maintain 'SC/ ST Welfare Cell' to help these sections of employees;


(b) if so, the details and reasons for which various banks and other Central Government have closed such cells and renamed them as 'Welfare Cell' only; and

(c) in what manner the system would work since new system is for all SC/ST, OBC, Disabled, Minority etc.?
ANSWER
 
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a): Yes, Sir. The instructions issued vide OM No.36022/2/84-Estt.(SCT) dated 18.1.1985 and reiterated vide OM No. 43011/153/2010-Estt.(Res.) dated 4.1.2013 provide that each Ministry/Department should set up a cell in attached and subordinate offices for enforcement of the orders of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in posts and services of the Central Government.

(b): Department of Financial Services has not advised any organization under its jurisdiction to rename the SC/ST Cell as ‘Welfare Cell’. Department of Personnel & Training also has not issued any such instructions.

(c): Does not arise, in view of reply given to part (b) of the question.

Source:rajyasabha.nic.in

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