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Monday, 14 July 2014

Recommendations of the Cadre Restructuring Committee on Central Secretariat Service (CSS)

Recommendations of the Cadre Restructuring Committee on Central Secretariat Service (CSS) 

The gist of recommendations of the Cadre Restructuring Committee on Central Secretariat Service (CSS)

i. Increase in the number of posts in the grades of Section Officer (SO), Under Secretary (US) and Deputy Secretary (DS)
Grade Addl. Posts recommended
SO 463
U S232
DS 75*
* 75 posts each in Central Secretariat Service and Central Staffing Scheme has been recommended.
ii. Re-introduction of Direct Recruitment in the grade of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) Recommended in a limited manner restricted to an annual intake of 250 till a sustainable number of 2000 LDCs is reached over a period of years.
iii. Direct Recruitment (DR) element in Assistant Grade Recommended to change the recruitment ratio in the Assistant grade from the existing 75 : 15 : 10 (DR : Seniority Quota(SQ): Limited Departmental Competitive Examination(LDCE) to 60 : 20 : 20 (DR: SQ: Examination).
iv. Creation/allocation of additional posts On the recommendations of another Committee consisting of Joint Secretary (Pers), Department of Expenditure and Joint Secretary (AT&A), Department of Personnel & Training
v. Operating reserves in CSS Change in reserves to 8% of SO and above level posts from 24% of US and above levels. Reserves to be operated in the Assistant grade.
vi. Introducing customized courses for fast track career progression in CSS and Central Secretariat Clerical Service In place of the existing Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) conducted through Staff Selection Commission/Union Public Service Commission up to SO level. Customized courses to be conducted through Indira Gandhi National Open University for promotion upto US level.  The courses will lead to BA & MA degrees.
vii. Lateral Entry of Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) Officers in CSS at SO level Graduate Steno Grade ‘C’/Personal Assistant with 5 years’ approved service may compete with Assistants to qualify the customized course for fast track career progression under 25% of vacancies arising in the SO grade.
viii. Liberalizing deputation guidelines to CSS Officers for deputation to Central Autonomous Bodies (CABs). Provisions as available in Rule 6(2) of IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954 for deputation may be made in CSS Rules with similar conditions.
Deputation to CABs be allowed in relaxation or by making an exception to D/o P&PW’s instruction on immediate absorption.
Deputation may be allowed upto 58 years of age, if the deputation organization is willing to take officers on deputation upto to this age.
ix. Encadrement of posts in Central Autonomous Bodies etc. in CSS. Posts of generalist nature in the Central Autonomous Bodies may be encadred in CSS at DS/Dir levels on the recommendations of Ministry/ Department concerned. Ministries / Departments be asked to identify such posts in CABs under their administrative control for encadrement in CSS.
x. Encadrement of posts in CSS at JS level Posts at JS level in organizations outside Central Secretariat including attached/ subordinate offices could be encadred in CSS, on the proposals made by the Ministry/ Department concerned.
Such encadred posts would be in addition to the limit of 40 for JS(in-situ).
xi. Residency for promotion to Dir Grade For promotion from DS to Director grade the eligibility condition be modified as under: “5 years approved service, failing which a combined approved service of 10 years in the grades of US and DS with not less than three years regular service in the grade of DS”
xii. Rotational Transfer Policy Change in maximum tenure recommended upto US level.
xiii. Training of promottee Upper Division Clerks and promotee Assistants Ministries/ Departments should conduct periodic training programmes in the core areas allocated to them and in noting and drafting.
xiv. Re-introduction of Direct Recruitment in SO Grade Not recommended
xv. Increasing the number of post of Assistant Not recommended
xvi. Increasing number of JS (in-situ) Not recommended
xvii. Change in residency for promotion upto DS grade Not recommended
xviii. Time scale/personal upgradation of USs of CSS Not recommended
xix. Non-Functional Selection Grade to CSS Officers Not recommended
xx. In-situ promotion Not recommended
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Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation by Central Government Civilian Employees and Officers

Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation for NE Region, A&N Island & Lakshadweep extension upto 30.06.2015
 
Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation by Central Government Civilian Employees and Officers of All India Services posted to North Eastern Region, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep – extension upto 30.6.2015: Directorate of Estates Order-

12035/24/77-Policy-II (VoI.V)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110 108.
Dated the 9th July, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation by Central Government Civilian Employees and Officers of All India Services posted to North Eastern Region, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep – extension upto 30.6.2015.

Reference is invited to this Directorate O.M.No.12035f31/96-Pol.II dated 7.9.1998 and subsequent instructions dated 30.9.1999, 30.4.2002, 15.7.2005, 1.7.2008 and 3.6.2011 regarding retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation at the last place of posting by Central Government Civilian Employees and Officers of All India Services on posting to North Eastern Region, Sikkim, Andaman 8. Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. The existing orders on the subject are valid up to 306.2014 and further extension beyond 30.5.2014 has been considered by the competent authority. It has now been decided to further extend allowing retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation at the last place of posting by Central Government Civilian Employees and Officers of All India Services on their posting to North Eastern Region, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep for a period of one year i.e. up to 30.06.2015. The concession of retention of GPRA would also be admissible if a Government servant is transferred from one place to another in the North Eastern Region.

2. Since the retention I allotment of Government accommodation is allowed for bonafide use of the dependent family of the transferred government servant, he/she will furnish a certificate on 1st July and 15‘ January of every year, stating that his/her dependent family members are actually residing in the Government accommodation at the last place of posting. Such a certificate will also have to be furnished at the time of
seeking retention. In case no such certificate is received by 31st January and 31 July every year this Directorate will be constrained to cancel the allotment of the residence in question.

3. The request for retention of entitled type of accommodation should be received within a period of one month from the date of relinquishing the charge at the 1st place of posting so that further necessary action could be initiated by the Directorate of Estates in Time.

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(M.K.Sharma)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Source: http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20334.pdf
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Penalty Proceedings against Central Government Employees

Penalty Proceedings against Central Government Employees…
 
The below information is tabled to a question in Lok Sabha on 9th July 2014 by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions as follows…
 
Article 311(1) of the Constitution provides that no person who is a member of the civil service of the Union or an all-India service or a civil service of a State or holds a civil post under the Union or a State shall be dismissed or removed by an authority subordinate to that by which he was appointed. Again as per Article 311(2) no such person as aforesaid shall be dismissed or removed or reduced in rank except after an inquiry in which he has been informed of the charges against him and given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of those charges.
 
Disciplinary proceedings under the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 [CCS(CCA)Rules, 1965] can be initiated against a Government Servant for violation of the provisions of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964. The procedures for imposition of major penalties minor penalties are prescribed in the Rule 14 and Rule 16 of the [CCS(CCA)Rules, 1965], respectively. There are similar provisions in Rules governing the All India Services.
 
A list of Minor and Major penalties that may be imposed on a Government servant for good and sufficient reasons as provided in Rule 11 of CCS (CCA) Rules is annexed.
 
The data on cases registered involving major penalty proceedings and punishment awarded on conviction are not centrally maintained.
 
It is the endeavour of the Government to strengthen and streamline the institutional mechanism for disciplinary proceedings.
 
In order to check delays in completion of disciplinary proceedings, guidelines for monitoring and expeditious disposal of the disciplinary proceedings cases have been issued on 29th November, 2012.
 
ANNEXURE
PENALTIES SPECIFIED IN THE RULE 11 OF THE CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (CLASSIFICATION, CONTROL AND APPEAL) RULES, 1965.
 
MINOR PENALTIES
(i) Censure;
(ii) Withholding of his promotion;
(iii) Recovery from his pay of the whole or part of any pecuniary loss caused the Government by negligence or breach of orders;
(iii a) Reduction to a lower stage in the time-scale of pay by one stage for a period not exceeding three years, without cumulative effect and not adversely affecting his pension.
(iv) Withholding of increments of pay;
 
MAJOR PENALTIES
 
(v) Save as provided for in clause (iii) (a), reduction to a lower stage in the time-scale of pay for a specified period, with further directions as to whether or not the Government servant will earn increments of pay during the period of such reduction and whether on the expiry of such period, the reduction will or will not have the effect of postponing the future increments of his pay
 
(vi) reduction to lower time-scale of pay, grade, post or Service for a period to be specified in the order of penalty, which shall be a bar to the promotion of the Government servant during such specified period to the time-scale of pay, grade, post or Service from which he was reduced, with direction as to whether or not, on promotion on the expiry of the said specified period -
(a) the period of reduction to time-scale of pay, grade, post or service shall operate to postpone future increments of his pay, and if so, to what extent;
and
(b) the Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher time scale of pay , grade, post or service;
 
(vii) Compulsory retirement;
 
(viii) Removal from service which shall not be a disqualification for future employment under the Government;
 
(ix) Dismissal from service which shall ordinarily be a disqualification for future employment under the Government.
 
Provided that, in every case in which the charge of possession of assets disproportionate to known-source of income or the charge of acceptance from any person of any gratification, other than legal remuneration, as a motive or reward for doing or forbearing to do any official act is established, the penalty mentioned in clause (viii) or clause (ix) shall be imposed:
 
Provided further that in any exceptional case and for special reasons recorded in writing, any other penalty may be imposed.
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Criteria fixed for setting up a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary

Criteria fixed for setting up a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary
 
The below information is tabled to a question in Lok Sabha on 11th July 2014 by the Minister of Helath and Family Welfare Shri Harsh Vardhan as follows…
 
The criteria fixed for setting up a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary in a particular area are as under:-
(i) In an existing CGHS city:- For opening of a new Allopathic CGHS dispensary in an existing CGHS city, there has to be a minimum of 2000 Card holders (serving employees of Central Government and Central Civil pensioners).
(ii) Extension of CGHS to a new City:- For extension of CGHS to a new city, there has to be a minimum of 6,000 Card holders. However, due to financial and other resource constraints it is not always possible to adhere to the above criteria.
(b): The details about number of CGHS allopathic/AYUSH dispensaries and Hospitals in the country, State/UT-wise are at Annexure.
 
Keeping in view the financial and other resource constraints, a decision has been taken not to expand CGHS to cover new cities/ areas. There are some States and UTs which do not have the presence of CGHS as yet. Accordingly, the Ministry has mooted a proposal to open at least one CGHS dispensary in the capital city of such States/UT’s namely, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Gujarat and Pudduchery.
 
In addition, there is also a proposal to open one CGHS dispensary in Indore in compliance of the High Court’s directions.
 
ANNEXURE
STATEMENT SHOWING DETAILS OF CGHS HOSPITALS/WELLNESS CENTRES

S.No. City ALLOPATHY POLYCLINIC AYUSH CGHS HOSPITALS
1 AHMEDABAD 8 1 2 0
2 ALLAHABAD 7 1 2 0
3 BANGALORE 10 1 4 0
4 BHOPAL 2 0 0 0
5 BHUNESHWAR 3 0 1 0
6 CHANAI 14 2 4 0
7 CHANDIGARH 1 0 0 0
8 DEHRADOON 2 0 0 0
9 GUWAHATI 5 0 1 0
10 HYDERABAD 13 2 6 0
11 JAMMU 2 0 0 0
12 JAIPUR 7 1 2 0
13 JABALPUR 4 0 0 0
14 KANPUR 9 0 3 0
15 KOLKATA 18 1 4 0
16 LUCKNOW 9 1 3 0
17 MEERUT 6 0 2 0
18 MUMBAI 26 2 5 0
19 NAGPUR 11 1 3 0
20 PATNA 5 1 3 0
21 PUNE 9 1 3 0
22 RANCHI 3 0 0 0
23 SHILLONG 2 0 0 0
24 TRIVENDRUM 3 0 2 0
25 DELHI 94 4 36 4

TOTAL 273 19 85 4
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Dopt Orders on the recommendation of department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment

Dopt Orders on the recommendation of department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment…
Parliament Committee Matter
IMMEDIATE
No.41013/1/2013-Estt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi-110 001
Dated 8th July, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendation of Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment – Regarding

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 25.03.2013 and subsequent reminder dated 26.5.2014 on the above mentioned subject wherein all the Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish an annual report in the enclosed proforma latest by 30th April of every year, indicating the status of implementation of Government instructions on compassionate appointment as on 31st March of that year.

2. It is observed that the Ministries/Departments of Government of India and their subordinate/attached offices are furnishing the requisite information in a piecemeal and haphazard manner, compilation of which is a time consuming and difficult exercise for this Department.

3. In view of the above, the Ministries/Departments are requested to furnish the requisite information in a consolidated manner, including the information in respect of their subordinate/attached offices.

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(Mukta Goel)
Director(E-I)
Source : www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/41013_1_2013-Estt-D_08072014.pdf]
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