Friday, April 17, 2015

Appointment of convenors of various Sports/Games organized by the CCSCSB for the years 2015-17

No. 20/2/2015-16 - CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL AND SPORTS BOARD


Room No.361, B-Wing, 3rd floor,
Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi.

17th April, 2015

CIRCULAR

The Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board (CCSCSB) is the Central agency for promotion of Cultural and Sports activities amongst the Central Government employees. The CCSCSB holds All India Civil Services Tournaments and sends teams in prestigious Tournaments in the country. The Board also organizes Inter-Ministry Tournaments in the
following cultural and sports disciplines every year:-

1. Athletics                                                           2. Badminton
3. Bridge                                                               4. Carrom
5. Chess                                                                6. Football
7. Hockey                                                             8. Kabaddi
9. Cricket                                                             10. Swimming
11. Table Tennis                                                  12. Lawn Tennis
13. Volleyball                                                       14. Shooting ball
15. Wrestling                                                        16. Basketball
17. Power lifting & Weightlifting                        18. Cultural (Music Dance & Short Play)

2. The Board after every two-year invites names of dedicated volunteers amongst the Central Government employees to act as Convenor of various sports/games organized by the CCSCSB. The term of the convenors appointed in 2013 have since lapsed The Board proposes to appoint new convenors for the years 2015-17 and accordingly nominations are invited in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-I), for all the above sports and cultural activities. Separate application should be filled for each discipline.

3. The duties and responsibilities of the Convenor are given in Annexure-II. The Board is looking for experienced and dedicated Convenors. Welfare Officer of the Ministries and Departments are, therefore, requested to recommend only names of deserving candidates for taking up the task of Convenor, after going through the qualification and experience required by the candidates in cultural and sports activities to assess their suitability to act as Convenor of the game. Proficiency in the sport applied for is the basic criteria for nomination as Convenor in the Board. The prescribed proforma (Annexure-I) should be counter-signed by the Welfare Officer of the Ministry/Department.

4. The Board may, if required, invite the candidates for personal interaction to assess their suitability for the task to be assigned.

5. The applications from the suitable and deserving volunteers to act as Convenors of the Cultural and Sports Committees may please be sent to the Board on or before 18.05.2015.

6. All the Welfare Officers are requested to give wide publicity to the circular amongst their employees in the Ministries/Departments and attached/subordinate offices to enable the Board to select deserving candidates as Convenors.

Sd/-
(Abhay Jain)
Secretary, CCSCSB

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/568956circular.pdf
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

DoPT Order 2015: Clarification regarding application of FR 49 — regarding

F.No 4/2/2014-Estt.(pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 16th April, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarification regarding application of FR 49 — regarding

This Department undertook a review of FR 49 with a view to ensure that the provisions of the FR are applied in public interest and the spirit of the FR is maintained. It has been decided that the following points may be kept in view by Ministries / Departments while processing cases for giving additional charge —

(i) The provisions of FR 49 apply only to Government servants. Appointments of an employee of an autonomous body/PSU etc to another such body would be governed by the Rules of the individual’s employer;

(ii) The provisions of FR 49 are applicable to cases where the post held by the Government servant and the post to which he is appointed are under the Government.

(iii) Additional pay for holding additional charge of the posts in PSUs, autonomous bodies etc. is not permissible under FR-49.

(iv) Appointments made under FR 49 should follow the spirit of the FR to meet short term requirements only and it may be ensured that the provisions are not used to indirectly confer promotional benefits in lieu of promotion.

(v) Instructions of Ministry of Finance issued vide OM No. 7(7)/E.Coord/93 dated 3rd May 1993 read with OM No. 7(4)/E.Coord(I)/2001 dated 27th March 2001 regarding ‘economy in administrative expenditures – guidelines for abolition of posts’ may be kept in view in this regard so that approval Of Ministry of Finance for revival of post(s) is obtained wherever necessary before assigning the additional charge of posts.

(vi) While, the language of the FR 49 provides for appointment to a higher post, no occasion for appointing a Government servant to a post next above or even higher than the post next in hierarchy should arise. Such appointments may not be made without the approval of Department of Personnel and Training.

(vii) Though appointments covered under FR 49(i) are not promotion, the Government Servant so appointed gets the pay of the higher post. While it may not be necessary to go strictly by seniority in making such stop gap arrangements, as far as possible the senior most officer holding the lower post in the Department may be so appointed. The suitability of the officer for discharging the functions of the post should also be assessed. If the post requires any specialised skill/experience/training, the person most suited for the task may be appointed.

(viii) No person who is facing a disciplinary proceeding or is otherwise not suitable (for example who has an adverse entry in a recent APAR) should be given the additional charge.

(ix) The orders for appointments may be issued only after obtaining the approval of the authority competent to make appointments to the post.

2. It is requested that the above information may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

Sd/-
(A.K. Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/4_2_2014-Estt.Pay-II-16042015.pdf

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Rajasthan Government employees.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN 
FINANCE DEPARTMENT 
(RULES DIVISION)

No.F.6(1)FD(Rules)/2008

 Jaipur, dated : 13.04.2015

ORDER 

Sub:- Grant of Dearness Allowance to State Government employees. 

The Governor is pleased to order that the existing rate of Dearness Allowance payable to the State Government employees, drawing pay in Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, under Finance Department Order of even number dated 08-09-2014 shall be revised from 107% to 113% with effect from 01-01-2015. 

The term 'Pay' for the purpose of calculation of Dearness Allowance shall be the Basic Pay i.e. sum of pay in running pay band and grade pay drawn and shall not include any other type(s) of pay like Special Pay or Personal Pay, etc. 

The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fraction of 50 paisa and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fraction of less than 50 paisa may be ignored. 

The amount of increase in Dearness Allowance for the period from 01-01-2015 to 31-03-2015 shall be credited to the General Provident Fund Account of the respective employees and cash payment shall be admissible from 01-04-2015 i.e. salary for the month of April, 2015 payable on 01-05-2015. 

The arrear of DA from 01-01-2015 to 31-03-2015 to the employees recruited to the Civil Services on or after 01-01-2004 and who are governed by Contributory Pension Scheme, shall be paid in cash. 

By order of the Governor, 

Sd/-
(Siddharth Mahajan) 
Special Secretary 
Finance (Budget) 

Source:http://finance.rajasthan.gov.in/RULES/F.6(1)-2008-13.04.2015.pdf
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Grant of Dearness Allowance to Work-charged employees.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
 FINANCE DEPARTMENT
 (RULES DIVISION) 

No. F. 14(14)FD(Rules)/2006

Jaipur, dated : 13.04.2015

Sub:- Grant of Dearness Allowance to Work-charged employees. 

The Governor is pleased to order that the existing rate of Dearness Allowance payable, to the work-charged employees governed under the Rajasthan Public Works Department (B&R) including Gardens, Irrigation, Land Development (Programme), PHED, CAD Chambal Department, Kota, Ayurved and Forest Department Work-charged Employees Service Rules, 1964 or under corresponding provisions of standing orders, where such employees are governed by specific standing orders and are drawing pay in the running pay bands and grade pays prescribed under the Rajasthan Work-charged Employees (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 shall be revised from 107% to 113% with effect from 01-01-2015. 

The term 'Pay' for the purpose of calculation of Dearness Allowance shall be the basic pay i.e. sum of pay in running pay band and grade pay drawn. 

The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fraction of 50 paisa and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fraction of less than 50 paisa may be ignored. 

The amount of increase in Dearness Allowance for the period from 01-01-2015 to 31-03-2015 shall be credited to the General Provident Fund Account of the respective employees and cash payment shall be admissible from 01-04-2015 i.e. salary for the month of April, 2015 payable on 01-05-2015.

 By order of the Governor, 

Sd/-
(Siddharth Mahajan)
Special Secretary 
Finance (Budget) 

Source:http://finance.rajasthan.gov.in/RULES/F14(14)-2006-13.04.2015.pdf
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Grant of Dearness Relief to Rajasthan Government Pensioners.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN 
FINANCE DEPARTMENT 
(RULES DIVISION) 

No.F.1(3)FD(Rules)/2013

Jaipur, dated : 13.04.2015

ORDER 

Subject: - Grant of Dearness Relief to State Government Pensioners. 

The Governor is pleased to order that the existing rate of Dearness Relief sanctioned vide Finance Department Order of even number dated 08-09-2014 to the State Government Pensioners who are in receipt of superannuation, retiring, invalid, compensation, family and extraordinary pension etc. shall be revised from 107% to 113% with effect from 01-01- 2015. 

For the purpose Of this order -

(i) Pension/Family Pension in the case Of pre-01-01-2006 retirees and where Family Pension was sanctioned prior to 01-01-2006, means the Consolidated Pension or Consolidated Family Pension, as the case may be, effective from 01-01-2006 in terms of Finance Department Memorandum No. 2008 dated 12-09-2008 as amended vide FD Memorandum dated 06-04-2013. 

(ii) In the case of pensioners who retire from service on or after 01-01-2006 or where family pension is sanctioned for the first time on or after 01-01-2006, Pension/Family Pension means the Basic Pension/Basic Family Pension, as the case may be, in terms Of Finance Department Notification NO. F. 2008 dated 12-09-2008 as amended vide FD Notification dated 06-04-2013. 

(iii) Dearness Relief will also be admissible on the additional quantum of pension / family pension allowed to the pensioners who have attained the age of 80 years and above. 

(iv) Payment of Dearness Relief involving a fraction Of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. 

(v) Other provisions governing grant of dearness relief to pensioners' such as regulation Of dearness relief during employment/re-employment, regulation of dearness relief where more than one pension is drawn etc., will remain unchanged. 

(vi) This order shall also be applicable in case of Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are in receipt Of provisional pension. 

(vii) This order shall not be applicable in case of Old Age Pensions, Political Pensions or any other kind of similar pensions, which are not related to the service rendered under Government. 

(viii) Dearness Relief at revised rates as above would also be admissible to pensioners who retired/retire from service of Panchayat Samiti or Zila Parishad and whose Pension Payment Orders have been issued by the Director, Local Fund Audit Department or Director, Pension and Pensioners' Welfare Department, Rajasthan, Jaipur. 

By order of the Governor, 

Sd/-
(Siddharth Mahajan) 
Special Secretary 
Finance (Budget) 
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Next step is issuance of notification and OROP tables : RM assured IESM

Dear Members

IESM has been getting calls from veterans who wanted to know the correct position of OROP. Veterans are very confused about the various mails floating on the net giving different status of OROP.

IESM sought an appointment with RM to learn the real situation from RM himself. IESM delegation consisting of four members Maj Gen Satbir Singh, Maj Gen AJB Jaini, Gp Capt VK Gandhi and Hony Lt K Pandey met Sh Manohar Parikkar at 1300h on 14 Apr 15.

RM was forthcoming and explained the latest situation. OROP file has been moving upwards as predicted. At the last stage an official from Finance Ministry has put an observation about the SC ruling regarding SPS vains case. RM was fully apprised of the SPS Vains case and told the delegation that this observation is not applicable to OROP case. Hence suitable reply will be given on file by MOD and file will be sent back for approval.

RM further stated that he is working to issue Government letter latest by June end that is within one year of NDA Government being sworn to power. He sounded very confident that OROP is foregone conclusion and the next step is issuance of notification for OROP and the tables. He assured IESM delegation that the notification for OROP will be issued soon.

IESM delegation requested RM that stake holders must be involved in finalizing Government letter and the relevant tables for OROP. He confirmed that calculations for his note were done by Armed Forces pay cells and he would keep this in mind.

IESM delegation came back fully assured that OROP is in safe hands of RM Sh Manohar Parikkar who will make sure that OROP will see the day light after 30 yrs of struggle.

Dear Veterans have a drink and celebrate.

Regards
Gp Capt VK Gandhi VSM
Gen Sec IESM
Flat no 801, Tower N5
Narmada Apartments
New Delhi. 110070

OROP is our right. Dilution in OROP will NOT be accepted.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effective from 01.01.2015.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

S.No. PC-VI/349

RBE NO.35/2015

No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1

New Delhi, dated 13.04.2015

The GMs/CAO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effective from 01.01.2015.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 19.9.2014 (S.No.PC-Vl/346, RBE No.102/2014) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% with effect from 1st January, 2015.

2. The provisions contained in Paras 3, 4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No. 106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees. The arrears may be charged to the salary bill and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

Sd/-
(Vikram Gulati)
Director, Pay Commission-II
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy – Clarification -reg.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055

No. II/28/Part. V

Dated: 10.04.2015

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy – Clarification -reg.

Ref: DC/JCM Item No.1/20I2 discussed with the Railway Board on 26th & 27th June2 012.

Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to the issues pending with the Railway Board on the subject under DC/JCM Item No.1/2012.

2. In this connection, NFIR desires to state that as per extant instructions, the term “Hostel Subsidy” means expenses incurred by the Railway employees to meet with the Hostel fees if his/her children who have been studying in the school/college located at a minimum distance of 50 Kms., Federation desires to reiterate that there are institutions/colleges in various cities where the students are mandatorily required to opt for Hostel, those who do not opt are denied admission. In view of this reality of situation, imposing the condition of 50 Kms., distance is unjustified and therefore needs to be withdrawn.

3. It has also been reported to NFIR by its affiliate SERMC that the South Eastern Railway Authorities have imposed another condition that the distance of 50 Kms., is to be certified by the District Revenue Officer of the State Government every time the claim is made.

4. Federation further desires to bring to the notice of Railway Board following contradictory situations,arising out of extant provisions:

(i) Para 1(a), (e) & (i) of DoP&T O.M. dated 02nd September 2008 circulated under Railway Board’s letter dated 01/10/2008 (RBE 135/2008) clarifies that the Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidies are distinct, Railway employees cannot claim both concurrently.

(ii) Instructions issued by the Railway Board under letter dated 07/06/2013 (RBE- 55/2013), (further reference to question No. 9 of DoP&T O.M. No.21/011/08/2013-Estt./AL) have clarified that Hostel Subsidy includes fee charged for boarding and lodging in addition to fee mentioned in para 1(e) of DoP&T O.M. dated 2nd September 2008.

The position brought out above shows that the two OMs are contradictory and are not conveying clear cut institctions for payment of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

NFIR., therefore, requests the Railway Board to examine the points raised above and arrange to issue clarificatory instructions to the Zonal Railways/PUs to remove confusion. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Dr. M. Ragnhvaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Central Govt. employees DA order - Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2015.

No. 1/2/2015-E-II (B) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure


North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 10th April, 2015. 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2015. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No. 1/2/2014-E-II (B) dated 18th September, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 107% to 113% with effect from January, 2015. 

2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's O.M. No. I(3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Government employees.

4. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. 

Sd/-
( A. Bhattacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India 

Source:http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/da/da01012015.pdf
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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Government directs officers to strictly follow LTC Rules

New Delhi: The officers of all departments have been asked to do due diligence while processing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claims of employees as part of fresh set of guidelines issued by the Centre.

“As per LTC rules, a government servant may travel only by vehicles operated by central or state government or local bodies or by any corporation in the public sector owned or controlled by central or state government.Journey on LTC by taxi, auto-rickshaw etc, are permissible only between places not connected by rail,” the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in its order F. No. 31011/3/2015-Estt (A-IV) dated April 1.

The move comes after the DoPT received a large number of recommendations for relaxation of some or the other provision of the LTC rules in individual cases.

It is seen that, in most cases the situation arises as due care had not been exercised by the government servant or the administrative authority in claiming LTC or in examination, the order issued to secretaries of all departments said.

“In this connection it may please be noted that the primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with the rules is that of the government servant. The of-repeated plea of ignorance of rules cannot be a valid ground for relaxation of rules.

“At the same time it has also been noticed that the administrative authorities have also shown laxity and due diligence on their part could have prevented such situations from arising,” the DoPT said.

Government servants travelling by air under LTC are required to book their tickets either directly from the airline or through the approved agencies viz: Balmer Lawrie & Co Ltd, Ashok Tours & Travels Ltd or IRCTC. “Booking through any other agency is not permissible,” it said.

The Centre has been taking many steps to check instances of any irregularity in LTC claims.

CBI is also probing fake travel bills scam (also known as LTC scam) allegedly involving certain government employees.

There are about 48 lakh central government employees.

Source:PTI
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