Saturday, March 30, 2013

Consolidated instructions relating to action warranted against Government servants remaining away from duty without - authorisation/grant of leave — Rule position.

No. 13026/3/2012-Estt (Leave)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 28th March, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Consolidated instructions relating to action warranted against Government servants remaining away from duty without - authorization/grant of leave — Rule position

   The undersigned is directed to say that various references are being received from Ministries/Departments seeking advice/post facto regularization of unauthorized absence. It has been observed that due seriousness is not being accorded by the administrative authorities to the various rule provisions, inter alia under the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, for taking immediate and appropriate action against Government servants staying away from duty without prior sanction of leave or overstaying the periods of sanctioned leave. It is reiterated that such absence is unauthorized and warrants prompt and stringent action as per rules. It has been observed that concerned administrative authorities do not follow the prescribed procedure for dealing with such unauthorized absence.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Expected DA from July-2013, AICPIN for the month of February-2013. Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) February 2013.

   According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for February, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 223 (two hundred and twentythree). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.90 per cent between January and February compared with 0.51 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

   The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Food group which increased by 1.28 per cent, contributing 1.40 percentage points to the total change. This was followed by Miscellaneous and Fuel & Light groups with 0.62 and 0.80 per cent increase respectively contributing 0.27 and 0.11 percentage points to the change. At item level, largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Onion, Tea (Readymade), Electricity Charges, Rail Fare, Petrol, etc. However, this was compensated by Root Vegetables and Sugar, putting downward pressure on the index.

   The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 12.06 per cent for February, 2013 as compared to 11.62 per cent for the previous month and 7.57 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 14.98 per cent against 14.08 per cent of the previous month and 5.08 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

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DOPT ORDER 2013: Leave Encashment with LTC.

No. 21011/08 / 2013-Estt(AL)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (Leave) Section

Leave Encashment with LTC

Sl. No.
Frequently asked Questions
Answer
1.
Whether encashment of leave is allowed after LTC is availed?
Sanction of leave encashment should, as a practice, be done in advance, at the time of sanctioning the LTC. However, ex-postfacto sanction of leave encashment on LTC may be   considered by the sanctioning authority as an exception in deserving cases within the time limit prescribed for submission of claims for LTC.
2.
Whether encashment of leave with LTC can be availed at the time when the LTC is availed
by the Government servant only or can leave be encashed at the time when LTC is availed by family members?
Yes. A Govt. servant can be permitted to encash earned leave upto 10 days either at the time of availing LTC for himself or when his family avails it provided other conditions are satisfied.
3.
Whether leave encashment should be revised on retrospective revision of pay/D.A?
In terms of 38-A of CCS(Leave) Rules, encashment of EL alongwith LTC is to be calculated on pay admissible on the date of availing LTC and DA admissible on that
date. If pay or DA admissible has been revised with retrospective effect, going by the rule the Govt. servant would be entitled to encashment of Leave on the revised rates.
4.
Whether encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave is admissible to industrial employees?
The industrial employees, other than those under the cadre control of the Ministry of Railways, are entitled to encash both Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave, subject to overall limit of 300. The cash equivalent of Half Pay Leave shall be equal to leave salary admissible for Half Pay Leave plus Dearness Allowance admissible on the leave salary without any reduction being made on
account of pension and pension equivalent of other retirement benefits payable. But no commutation of Half Pay Leave shall be allowed to make up for the shortfall in Earned Leave and these orders are effective
from 07-11-2006[OM No. 12012/3/2009- Estt.(L) dated 28-12-2012]

Encashment of Earned Leave on joining Central Government from PSUs & vice versa

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Frequently asked Questions
Answer
1.
Whether earned leave encashment allowed by the
State Governments, PSUs, Autonomous Bodies to Govt. servant prior to his joining the Central Govt. is to be taken into account while calculating
ceiling of leave encashment on his superannuation and retirement from Central Govt.?
Encashment of EL allowed by the State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies for services   rendered therein need not be taken into account for calculating the ceiling of 300 days of Earned leave to be encashed as per CCS (Leave) Rules.
2.
Whether Leave encashment allowed by Govt. under CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 on absorption in a Central autonomous body/PSU is to be taken into account?
Encashment of EL allowed by the Govt. under the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 for service rendered in the Central Govt. prior to absorption in Central autonomous body shall not be taken into account while calculating the number of days of E.L. encashable in an autonomous body/PSU for the post absorption period.
3.
Whether cash equivalent of leave salary in case of
permanent absorption in PSU/Autonomous Body is permissible?
A Government servant who has been permitted to be absorbed in a Corporation/Company wholly or substantially owned or controlled by Central/State Government shall be suo motu granted cash equivalent of leave salary of earned leave at his credit on the date of absorption subject to a maximum of 300 days (being calculated as per provisions of rule 39) {Rule 39-D) Permanent absorption under the rule shall mean such appointment for which the Government servant applied through proper channel and resigned from Government service for taking up of such appointment — {Note below rule 39-D — Notification No. 13026/3/2011-Estt.(L) dated 28-03-2012 )

Leave Encashment on Suspension/Dismissal/Removal

Sl. No.
Frequently asked Questions
Answer
1.
Whether leave encashment can be sanctioned to a Govt. servant on his superannuation while under suspension?
Leave encashment may be allowed in such cases. However, Rule 39(3) of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 allows withholding of leave encashment in the case of a Govt. servant who retires from service on attaining the age of superannuation while under suspension or while disciplinary or criminal proceedings are pending against him, if in view of the authority there is a possibility of some money becoming recoverable from
him on conclusion of the proceedings against him. On conclusion of the proceedings he/she will become eligible to the amount so withheld after adjustment of
Government dues, if any.
2.
Whether leave encashment can be sanctioned to a Govt. servant on his dismissal/removal, from
service?
A government servant, who is dismissed/removed from service, ceases to have any claim to leave at his credit from the date of such dismissal, as per rule 9(1). Hence he is not entitled to any leave encashment.

Interest on Leave Encashment

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Frequently asked Questions
Answer
1.
Whether interest is payable on delayed payment of leave encashment dues?
No. There is no provision in the CCS (Leave) Rules 1972 for payment of interest on leave encashment.

Study Leave

Sl. No. 
Frequently asked Questions
Answer
1.
What is the maximum amount of study leave which can be availed?
The maximum amount of study leave for other than CHS officers is restricted to twenty four months during the entire service period and ordinarily it can be allowed for upto twelve months at a time. (Rule 51(1)}. For CHS officers the ceiling is for 36 months for acquiring PG qualifications. (Rule 51(2)}.
2.
Whether study leave can be clubbed with other leave?
Yes. Study leave may be combined with other kinds of leave, but in no case shall be grant of this leave in combination with leave, other than extraordinary leave involve a total absence of more than twenty eight months generally and thirty-six months for the courses leading to PhD. degree from the regular duties of the Government servant. (Rule 54)
3.
What is the validity period of bond to be executed by the Government servant while
proceeding on study leave?
Government servant is required to execute a bond to serve the Government for a period of three years after expiry of study leave. For CHS officers the period is five years. (Rule 55).
4.
Whether a Govt. servant who has been granted study leave may be allowed to resign to take up a post in other Ministries/ Department of the Central Govt. within the bond period?
As per rule 50(5) (iii), a Govt. servant has to submit a bond to serve the Govt. for a period of 3 years. As the Govt. servant would still be serving Government in a Department other than parent Department, he may be allowed to submit his resignation to take up
another post within the Central Govt. if he had applied for the post through proper channel.

Paternity Leave for Child Adoption/Child Adoption Leave

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Frequently asked Questions
Answer
1.
How is a child defined for the purpose of grant of Paternity Leave for Child Adoption/Child Adoption Leave
As per notes below rules 43AA and 43B "Child" for the purpose will include a child taken as ward by the Government servant, under the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 or the personal law applicable to that Government servant, provided such a ward lives with the Government servant and is treated as a member of the family and provided such Government servant has, through a special will, conferred upon that ward the same status as that of a natural born child'.

Child Care Leave

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Frequently asked Questions
Answer
1.
Whether women employees of Public Sector undertakings/ Bodies etc. are entitled to CCL?
Orders issued by DOPT are not automatically applicable to the employees of Central Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies, Banks, etc. It is for the PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies to decide the
applicability of the rules/instructions issued for the central Government employees to their employees in consultation with their Administrative Ministries.
2.
Whether Govt. servant can be permitted to leave station/go abroad while on CCL?
Child care leave is granted to a woman employee to take care of the needs of the minor children. If the child is studying abroad or the Government servant has to go abroad for taking care of the child she may
do so subject to other conditions laid down for this purpose.
3.
What is the intention behind the instruction that CCL is to be treated like EL and sanctioned as such?
The intention is that CCL should be availed with prior approval of leave sanctioning authority and that the combination of CCL with other leave, if any, should be as per the restriction on EL. 
  The restriction of the limit of 180 days at a stretch as applicable in the case of EL will not apply in case of CCL.
The other conditions like CCL may not be granted for less than 15 days or in more than 3 spells etc., will apply. {Rule 43-C}
4.
Whether child care leave has been extended to female industrial employees?
Child Care leave has been extended to all civilian female industrial employees covered by the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 subject to the conditions provided in rule 43- C of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, as amended from time to time.{OM No.12012/2/2009-Estt.(L) dated 01-08-2012 }

Commuted Leave

Sl. No. 
Frequently asked Questions
Answer
1.
Whether commuted leave is admissible based on medical certificates of Hospitals/Medical Practitioner approved by the employer of the spouse in cases where the concerned employee has been allowed to avail such facilities from the employer of the spouse?
Leave on medical grounds may be allowed on the basis of certificates issued by Hospitals/Medical Practitioners approved by the employer of the spouse in such cases.
Sd/-
(S. G. Mulchandaney)
Under Secretary
Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/Leave-25032013.pdf



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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Recommendation of Department Relates Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment — reg.

Parliament Committee Matter
Immediate

No.41013/1/2013-Estt. (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block,
New Delhi
Dated: the 25th March, 2013.

 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Recommendation of Department Relates Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment — reg.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to para 9.3 of the 23rd Report on Government Policy on Compassionate Ground given by Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, Rajya Sabha. The Committee inter-alia recommended as under:

   i. The guidelines/circulars issued by the Government must be complied with and a feedback must be obtained from each of the administrative Ministries so that a cross check can be in place to see that the instructions issued are followed properly.
 
  ii. The role of the administrative Ministries under which the particular PSU comes become all the more important and it should pass on each and every instruction issued by the Government of India to the PSUs and receive the confirmation from them and send the feedback to the Government of India.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Revision of Tatkal Charges for Train Journeys to be Effective From 1st April 2013 Onwards.

   As per announcement made in the Railway Budget 2013-14, it has been decided by the Ministry of Railways to revise Tatkal charges.  These charges will be applicable for journey starting from 01.04.2013 onwards. Now, the Tatkal charges will be realized @ 10% of basic far for reserved Second (2S) class and 30% of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum as given below:-

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Revised Clerkage Charges and Cancellation Charges for Train Journeys to be Effective From 1st APRIL 2013.

   The revision of Clerkage Charge and Minimum Cancellation charge was announced in the Railway Budget 2013-14.  The revision will come into effect on tickets cancelled on and after 1st April 2013.  The details of the revision are as under:-

(i)   Clerkage Charges:-

Class

Clerkage charge in case of cancellation of waiting list and RAC tickets (in Rs.)

 

Existing

Revised

Second (Unreserved)

10

15

Second (reserved)

20

30

AC Chair Car

20

30

AC-3 Economy

20

30

AC-3 Tier

20

30

First Class

20

30

AC-2 Tier

20

30

AC First

20

30

Executive

20

30

 

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