Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Proposal for seeking one time relaxation in respect of LTC 80 claims of Defence Civilian Employees.

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REF: BPMS / CIR / LTC / 01

Dated: 27.07.2015

The Office Bearers / CEC Members,
President / Secretary of the Unions
Affiliated to BPMS

Subject: One Time Relaxation for LTC claim

Dear brothers & sisters,

You may be aware of that Shri S N Batwe, Patron/BPMS highlighted some of the following issues related to LTC, thereupon vide letter No. BPMS / DoP&T/ LTC / 50 (7/2/R), Dated 10.11.2014 this federation requested the DoP&T as well as MOD to consider the issues sympathetically :-

(i) Earlier { DoP&T F.No. 31011/412007-Estt.(A), dated 02.05.2008} the Group ‘B’ Central Government employees were entitled to travel by Air from their place of posting or nearest airport but now {vide DoP&T O.M. No. 31011/ 3/ 2014-Estt.(A-IV), dated 26.09.2014} only eligible Government servants may travel from their place of posting or nearest airport, hence necessary clarification was required so that the Group ‘B’ employees may be entitled to travel by Air from their place of posting or nearest airport;

(ii) Vide DoP&T F.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt (A), Dated 30.04.2012 the Air travel relaxation under LTC for NER was extended for 02 yrs from 01.05.2012, i.e., applicable upto 01.05.2014 and vide DoP&T F. No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.A-IV, dated 15.06.2012 the Air travel relaxation under LTC for J&K was extended for 02 yrs from 18.06.2012, i.e., applicable upto 18.06.2014 whereas this order grants the relaxation for air travel w.e.f. 26.09.2014. There were some of the employees who have travelled by Air under LTC in the intervening period, i.e., 01.05.2014 / 18.06.2014 and 26.09.2014 in anticipation of extension of such relaxation as per prevailing practice. To mitigate the financial hardships of such employees, the DoP&T O.M. No. 31011/ 3/ 2014-Estt.(A-IV), dated 26.09.2014 should have retrospective effect, i.e., 01.05.2014.

(iii) Some of the defence civilian employees while availing LTC by Air to destinations like A&N Islands, J&K and NER, did not follow the instructions regarding purchase of their air tickets only from the booking counters/websites of Air India or from the Authorized Travel Agents [M/s Balmer Lawrie & Co, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC] and their LTC claims are not being allowed. Hence, one time relaxation is required to settle these cases.

Now, Min of Defence is considering the case (iii) and invited the details from concerned authorities. Hence, all are requested to forward their details through proper channel in given format only.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

Secretary/BPMS & Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Subject : Proposal for seeking one time relaxation in respect of LTC 80 claims of Defence Civilian Employees

Defence Civilian Employees’ Federations are pursuing the above issue in the meetings of the JCM Departmental Council wherein they have informed that many Defence civilian employees while availing LTC by Air to destinations like A&N Islands, J&K and NER, did not follow the instructions regarding purchase of these air tickets only from the booking counters/websites of Air India or from the Authorized Travel Agents [M/s Balmer Lawrie & Co, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC]. A number of employees being first time travellers by air, did not observe these instructions due to ignorance. As a result, there administrative authorities have rejected their claims under LTC 80 submitted by them after performing the journey. To resolve this issue, the employees Federations have approached this Ministry and have requested to take up the matter to DoP&T with recommendation that:

a) Claims of Group C and B employees who are otherwise not entitled for Air Travel, in case they have availed LTC 80 by purchasing Air tickets from other than the authorized agents may be considered as a one time measure and a relaxation may be granted to pass their LTC claims as a special case;

b) For such employees who have purchased Air Tickets prior to 26 Sep 2014 from other than authorized agents to travel to A&N Islands, in their case, the LTC claim may be restricted to their entitled class in Steamer/Ship

2. The DoP&T have communicated vide their letter No.31011/6/2015-Estt.A IV dated 1st July addressed to JCM, National Council, that it would not be feasible to relax the LTC rules as a one-time measure. However, cases of individual hardship as recommended by Ministries/ Departments would be considered on a case to case basis.

3. Accordingly, it is proposed to take up the matter with the DoP&T for a decision on the LTC claims submitted by the defence civilian employees where the air tickets have not been purchased by these employees in accordance with the Government instructions. It is requested that the details of such cases may please be furnished in the enclosed proforma latest by 17 Aug 2015, along with views/comments, so that a consolidated proposal could be sent to the DoP&T for consideration of one time relaxation.

Encl : Proforma

Gurdeep Singh)
Under Secretary (Civ)

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Training of the Liaison Offcers for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Persen with Disablities and Other Backward Classes

F. No. 36036/4/2014 - Estt(Res.) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation) Division 

North Block, New Delhi-110001
 Dated July 24, 2015 


Subject: Training of the Liaison Officers for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Persen with Disablities and Other Backward Classes. 

The undersigned is directed to say that the instructions issued by this Department provide that every Ministry/ Department shall designate two Separate officers, atleast of the level of Deputy Secretary, as Liaison Officers - one for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Persons with Disablities and another for Other Backward Classes. Similar instructions exist in respect of under the Ministry/Department. The Liaison Officers play an important role in proper implementation of policy of reservation in services. But many a times, the Liaison Officers fail to play their role effectively in absence of proper training on the subject.

2.  In order to ensure that the Liaison Officers are imparted necessary training to facilitate the performance Of their duties, this Department had requested the institute Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM) to design a suitable training module and include it in the Training Calendar. All Ministries' Departments were also requested to nominate the Liaison Officers for the training. A training was conducted by ISTM in 2014 but the participation was not found encouraging. A similar 
programme has been scheduled in October, 2015, the details of which are available on the website of ISTM at http://www.istm.gov.in. It is, requested that the Liaison Officers may be nominated for the programme so that they can be familiarised With their duties and responsibilities. 

3. It is also requested that the names, designation and contact details of the Liaison Officers may be forwarded to this Department for records. The details of the Liaison officers from the attached/ subordinate offices/ PSUs and other field organisation/ offices under the administrative control of the Ministry/Department, if any, may also please be collectively sent to this Department. The details of the Liaison Officer may also be prominently displayed on the website of the Ministry/ Department for information of all concerned 

4. All Ministries/ Departments etc. are requested to issue necessary instructions in this regard. 

(G. Srinivasan) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Proposal to Rise the Creamy Layer from 6 to 10.5 lakhs for OBC

ANSWERED ON-23.07.2015

Annual income criteria for OBC

431 . Shri Devender Goud T.

(a) whether it is a fact that the annual income criteria for creamy layer for OBCs has to be revised once in every three years;

(b) if so, whether income criteria has been revised only three times since 1993;

(c) the reasons for not complying with the statutory obligation with regard to income criteria for OBCs;

(d) whether National Commission for OBC has recommended recently to increase the creamy layer from Rs. 6 lakhs to Rs. 10.5 lakhs; and

(e) if so, action taken on the above recommendation so far?


(a) to (c): An Expert Committee set up in 1993 recommended for income criteria of Rs. 1 lakh per annum. The Expert Committee observed that since the Rupee value is bound to undergo change, the income criteria in terms of Rupees will accordingly stand modified with the change in value. The modification exercise may, normally speaking, be undertaken in every three years but if the situation demands, an interregnum may be less.

Keeping in view the recommendations of the Expert Committee, Government of India decided to constitute a Review Committee to consider the issue of modification of income criteria and circulated a Cabinet Note in March, 1999. The Cabinet approved constituting the Review Committee in its meeting on 27.11.2001. With the approval of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, the work relating to review the income criteria to exclude cream layer was entrusted to the National Commission for Backward Classes. The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) submitted its report in January, 2004. The income criteria were revised on 9.3.2004. Hence, there was no delay in effecting the first revision of income criteria. NCBC was requested to review in December, 2007 and they submitted their report in July, 2008. After inter-ministerial consultation and the approval of Cabinet, the second revision was effected in October, 2008. Again, in July 2011, NCBC was requested to review the same and they submitted a report in September, 2011. The Cabinet approved on 16.05.2013 the revision of income criteria from 4.5 lakhs to 6.00 lakhs and, accordingly the 3rd revision was effected w.e.f. 16.05.2013.

(d) & (e): The recommendation of the National Commission for Backward Classes in this regard was received and the same has been sent to Department of Personnel & Training.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Central Government Employees can get @gov.in email account at no cost


National Informatics Center has a nation wide net work providing a host of services over the network. One of the critical services being provided is the e-mail service. They are in the process of rationalizing the myriad of e-mail addresses offered by NICNET. The growth of the net work services had been going on at an explosive rate and the time has come for stream lining of the e-mail services by adopting a single virtual e-mail server for the whole nation and achieving address resolution in such an environment. The present Version 1.0 of the “NIC Policy on e-mail address” is a step in that direction.


This policy is applicable to all the users of the NICNET services.

3.Instruction for New User Registration

-If you are a government employee (central or state) you can take a @Gov.in id. This id will be assigned to you at no cost.

-Individuals can fill up the Single user form(Click here) State/Ministries/Departments can fill out the bulk user form if they wish to get multiple number of user’s under their domain. Application form should be complete in all respect.

-Submit the filled application form to your respective NIC Coordinator in the NIC cell in your respective State/Ministry/Department.

-If you have a website of your respective department and wish to get the id’s created as userid@(website name) , the same can be assigned to you.

-Accounts will be created as per the availability of the preferred Email ID. In case the preferred Email id is not available, NIC will assign the id as per the Email address policy .

– The credentials will be sent to registered mobile number of the user.

– When the user logins for the first time, an update “profile page” will be shown. Users are requested to kindly fill the same.

– User will be required to change the password on the first login . Please follow the password policy due to security reasons.

– For any query/assistance call us on 1800-111-555.

Click to access Frequently asked questions : mail.gov.in

Source and the service provided at : http://www.nic.in/services/Messaging

Note:The information contained herein is for general information purposes only.In no event will the writer be held liable for any loss or damage  in connection with, the use of this article
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Grant of Child Care Leave for Female Employees of Jammu and Kashmir

Government of Jammu and Kashmir, 
Finance Department, Civil Secretariat.


Srinagar, the 22nd July, 2015. 

SRO 232.- In exercise Of the powers conferred by proviso to section 124 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, the Governor is pleased to direct that after rule 41 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1979, the following shall be added as Rule 41-A, namely.- 

"41-A. (1) Subject to the provisions of these rules, a woman employee may be granted child care leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a maximum period of 730 days during her entire service for taking care Of her two eldest children whether for rearing or for looking after any Of their needs, such as education, sickness and the like.

(2) For the purpose of sub-rule (1). "Child" means: 

(a) a child below the age Of eighteen years; or 

(b) a child below the age Of twenty-two years with a minimum disability of forty per cent. 

(3) During the period of child care leave, a woman employee shall be paid leave salary equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. 

(4) Child care leave may be combined with leave Of any other kind.

 (5) Notwithstanding the requirement of production of medical certificate leave of any kind due and admissible (including Commuted Leave not exceeding sixty days and Leave Not Due) up to a maximum Of one year, if applied for, be granted in continuation with Child Care Leave granted under sub-rule (1).

(6) Child Care Leave shall not be debited against the leave account. 

(7) Grant of Child Care Leave under these rules shall be subject to the following conditions:- 

( i) Child Care Leave cannot be claimed as a matter Of right. Under no circumstances can any employee proceed on Child Care Leave without prior proper approval of the leave sanctioning authority.

(ii)  It shall not be granted for more than three spells in a calendar year. 

(iii) It shall not ordinarily be granted during the probation period. However, in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is satisfied about the need Of child care leave to the probationer, the leave may be sanctioned provided that the period for which such leave is sanctioned is minimal. 

(iv) The leave is to be treated like the Earned Leave and sanctioned as such. 

(v) Sundays and holidays can be prefixed or suffixed to Child Care Leave. Consequently, Sundays, Gazetted holidays or any other holiday(s) notified by the Government falling during the period Of leave would also count for Child Care Leave, as in the case of Earned Leave, 

These provisions shall take effect from the date of issue of the notification."

By order of the Governor. 

Commissioner/ Secretary to Government, 
Finance Department.

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