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. 


sd/-
(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

Promotion of Multi Tasking Staff

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  1340
ANSWERED ON  04.12.2014
Promotion of Multi Tasking Staff

1340 SHRIMATI KANAK LATA SINGH
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-

(a) whether it is a fact that the Grade-III employees of the Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) are not being promoted and they are getting demoralized on this account;


(b) if so, since how many years, the Grade-III employees in the MTS have not got promotion; and

(c) whether it is also a fact that some of the posts of the Grade-III employees are being abolished by Government every year and 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): As per the provisions of the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 this Department, frames/lays down guidelines/instructions on promotion which are implemented by various Ministries/Departments with whom the facts of the case/details of officers are available. Further, promotion to a post is made as per the provisions of the Statutory Recruitment Rules applicable to the post. Ministries/Departments are delegated with the powers for making the Recruitment Rules for making promotions to the Group ‘C’ posts. No such centralized data is maintained in this Department.

(c): This Department has not issued any instructions in this regard.

Hindi Version

Source: RajyaSabha.nic.in

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Scientists are given speedy and timely promotions to continue in Service

In order to encourage scientists to continue in Government service, the scientists etc., are given speedy and timely promotions without linking it to availability of vacancies. Doctors, in teaching faculty, are allowed to serve upto the age of 65 years. Government servants who are given special training or are allowed to take study leave have to execute a bond for serving the government for minimum of 3 years after such training/leave. Also all Group ‘A’ Government servants need to obtain the permission of the Government if they wish to take up any commercial employment within a year of their retirement.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shrimati Meenakshi Lekhi in the Lok Sabha today.

Source:pib

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