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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016 – Dopt Orders on 11.6.2015

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016 – Dopt Orders on 11.6.2015

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016 – reg.

Dopt has issued an important office memorandum today through on its portal regarding the holidays for Central Government Offices during the year 2016. The reproduction of the order and also the link of the OM are given below for your ready reference…

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.12/7/2015-JCA-2, dated 11.6.2015

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016 – reg.

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure -I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2016. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure – II.

2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi /New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:
3.1. In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in regard to festivals and dates as indicated.
3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festivals falling on the same day.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idul Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B/T.V./A.I.R./ Newspapers and the Heads of Department / Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. During 2016, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Sunday , October 30, 2016 (Kartika 08). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Narakachaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.

7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe upto 16 holidays in a, year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remainin holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2016, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays i terms of Instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No.12/5/ 2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 10(Ten)) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Budh Purnima, Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday, Diwali and Christmas included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on day of weekly off.

10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

11. Hindi version will follow.
Encl.: Lists of holidays
(A.Asholi Chalai)
Director (JCA)
Authority : www.persmin.gov.in

Click the below link to view the order issued by DoPT on 11.6.2015

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2016 – Dopt Orders on 11.6.2015


NC JCM Publishes the details of the meeting with 7th Pay Commission on 9.6.2015

NC JCM Publishes the details of the meeting with 7th Pay Commission on 9.6.2015

National Council JCM Staff Side Publishes the details of the meeting held on 9.6.2015 with 7th Pay Commission

Brief of the meeting held on 09.06.2015 between NC/JCM(Staff Side) and 7th CPC
No.NC/JCM/7th CPC/2015
Dated: June 9, 2015
All Constituents of
NC/JCM(Staff Side),

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Brief of the meeting held on 09.06.2015 between NC/JCM(Staff Side) and 7th CPC

A meeting of National Council JCM Staff Side with 7th Pay Commission was held on 09.06.2015 at New Delhi. It was last meeting of 7th Pay Commission with JCM. JCM had already submitted memorandum regarding common issues of Central Government Employees to 7th CPC on 30th June, 2015. JCM submitted memorandum in two parts. Part one deals with Pay, allowances, advances, facilities, benefits et., Part II is concerning retirement benefits, viz Gratuity, Pension, Medical facilities etc.

Today delegation of NC JCM Staff side went for final deliberations regarding issues of central government employees and pensioners with 7th CPC.
Detailed discussion was held on the following points:-

1. Principles of Wage Determination: Staff Side insisted that 7th CPC should adopt the need based minimum wage formula at the minimum level;the intrinsic value of the assigned job at the intermediary level; the necessity to keep the relativity both at horizontal and vertical level and the need to provide a reasonable salary for the top bureaucrats, taking into account the perks, privileges, benefits, allowances and concessions that go with the posts. 7th Pay Commission gave positive response on this.

2. Minimum Wage & Ratio of Minimum and Maximum Pay:- JCM urged that the Need-Based Minimum Wage concept to compute pay at the minimum level may be adopted. Pay Commission should take into account the outside rates to determine the pay package at senior levels of bureaucracy but maintain the ratio between the minimum and maximum at 1 : 8 (MTS to Secretary to Govt. of India). Staff Side insisted that minimum pay at lowest level of Group C staff should be Rs. 26000. 7th Pay Commission gave positive assurance on this.

3. Proposed Pay Structure and Rate of Increment:– Staff side demanded open- ended pay scales to ensure that no employee stagnates without increment. We have suggested only 14 Pay scales. Minimum of which is Rs. 26000 and Maximum Rs. 78000 for Group C employees. We suggested that the multiplication factor (26000/7000 = 3.7) may be applied uniformly in all the cases to arrive at the revised pay in the new scales of pay.We also suggested that the benefit on promotion, therefore, should be: two increments in the feeder cadre. 7th CPC agreed to act positively on this.

4. Career Progression: Grant five promotions in the service career:- The three time bound scheme of MACP instead of improving the situation has been found less beneficial and has therefore not gone to address the inherent problem of demotivation that has crept in due to the high level of stagnation.The discontent amongst the employees in the matter is of high magnitude today. The VII CPC therefore, should recommend that the cadre reviews are undertaken wherever not done to ensure five hierarchical promotions to all employees in their career on the pattern obtaining for Group A Officers. 7th Pay Commission assured to act positively on this.

5. Bonus:-Presently the PLB and adhoc bonus are calculated on the deemed provision that one’s total emoluments is only Rs. 3500/-. This is an absolutely irrational stipulation and must be removed. We request that the Commission to recommend to the Government to remove the said stipulation and grant the bonus on the basis of the actual emolument of the employee. 7th pay commission agreed to recommend our demand with positive note.

6. New Pension Scheme:-We requested VII CPC to review and recommend the scarping of NPS in the light of the observations made by Hon’ble supreme court that pension is a fundamental justify. We also insisted that compulsory imposition of NPS on employees has made it discriminatory and recommendation for scrapping NPS and the PFRDA Act may be made. 7th Pay Commission was very much sympathetic.

7. Pension and other Retirement Benefits:-Staff side demanded that the amount of pension must be enough to enable a pensioner to live free from want with decency, independence, and self-respect and at a standard equivalent at the pre-retirement level. We also urged pay commission to examine the principles which should govern the structure of Pension and other retirement benefits, including revision of pension and granting parity between past and future pensioners. 7th CPC assured positive approach towards pensioners.

8. Parity in pay scales – We demanded that, where recruitment rules, training etc. are same, they should be brought into one singular grade/pay scale. Giving example of parity to Stenographers with the Ministry and Subordinate Offices. Similarly, in other common categories like Rajbhasha, Paramedical Staff etc.

9. Insurance Scheme was discussed(earlier also) in detail. It was told by the Pay Commission that something substantial should be done in this regard; and also to consider the issue of enhanced gratuity, for which 7th CPC was seen willing to consider the same.

10. Educational Assistance – we have demanded for Educational Assistance for two children, instead of two eldest children, and also to pay the same for Post Graduate and Professional Courses. Pay Commission has agreed to consider it up to Graduation level.
Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: NC JCM Staff Side (www.ncjcmstaffside.com)

CGHS: Guidelines regarding printing and issue of Plastic Card- regarding

Guidelines regarding printing and issue of CGHS Plastic Card

F.No. FTS 1127429/2015
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Dte. General of CGHS
Office of the Director,
CGHS Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 8th June 2015

Subject- Guidelines regarding printing and issue of Plastic Card- regarding

The issue regarding pendency of issue of CGHS plastic cards has been reviewed by the competent authority and with a view to clear the pendency expeditiously, it has now been decided that:

1. The work of Updating/ Uploading of the Data for plastic cards shall hereinafter be outsourced to two private agencies, viz., M/s Synapse Solutions Private Ltd., and M/s Madras Security Printers Pvt.Ltd., which are already engaged for printing of plastic cards through NICSI. The work order for Data entry has been issued directly to the agencies at the existing rate contracts for this purpose in order to avoid delays in completion of formalities with NICSI and submitting work orders through NICSI.
If felt required, CGHS authorities in cities may deploy local agencies to get the data uploading done at the same NICSI approved rate contract.

2. CGHS has already issued work order directly to the empanelled private agencies to print CGHS plastic cards at the existing rates as per the contract with NICSI( copy enclosed).

3. Plastic Cards shall hereinafter be distributed directly through concerned CGHS Wellness Centre in order to avoid crowding at the CGHS administrative offices and possible misplacing of the cards when sent through speed post. The concerned CGHS wellness centres and CGHS authority would provide wide publicity of this system so as to avoid keeping the cards in the wellness centres unnecessarily. The centres would keep an authenticated record of the cards received, issued and pending for issue. Every week this report should be sent to the CGHS authority of the city. CGHS wellness centres would take extra effort to contact the beneficiaries about the receipt of the CGHS Plastic cards. Lists must be kept in the notice boards prominently for every body’s notice. The cards must be issued to the beneficiaries after verifying the authenticities of the receiver of the cards. CGHS authority would upload the information of printing of CGHS cards and dispatch details in the website on regular basis.

4. CMO I/Cs would motivate the CGHS beneficiaries to link their database to the Aadhar number by logging in to the CGHS database. The in-charges are also required to enter the Aadhar numbers whenever possible. The CMO i/c of CGHS Wellness Centres shall be responsible to link the CGHS database to Aadhar numbers of beneficiaries.

5. Printout of CGHS Index Card, which shall be valid for availing all CGHS facilities including investigations I treatment from empanelled diagnostic centres and hospitals till Plastic cards are issued through the CGHS wellness centre. In addition all the empanelled private hospitals and the laboratories shall continue to provide medical facility at CGHS terms and conditions to the CGHS Beneficiaries irrespective of the printed date of validity in their plastic cards. However, they shall verify the validity of the card in the CGHS database at the link – http://www.cghs.nic.in/welcome.jsp and extend the investigation /treatment facilities.

6. A copy of this OM shall be displayed prominently in the notice board at CGHS Wellness Centres.

7. These instructions are valid till further orders.

This issues with the approval of competent authority and concurrence of IFD vide FTS Rl27429 dated 3/6/2015
Download: Guidelines regarding printing and issue of CGHS Plastic Card

Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Amendment Rules, 2014

Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Amendment Rules, 2014.

(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi, the 30th September, 2014

G.S.R. 707(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby;makes the following rules further to amend the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Rules, 1997, namely:-

1, (I) These rules may be called the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Amendment Rules, 2014.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from the I n day of January, 2014.

2. In the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Rules, 1997, in rule 1, in sub-rule(3), for the figures “2013”, the figures “2015” shall be substituted.

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification number G.S.R. 208(E) dated the 10th April, 1997 and subsequently amended vide:-

1. G.S.R. 826(E) dated the 27th December, 1999;
2. G.S.R. 919(E) dated the 22nd December, 2001;
3. G.S.R. 879(E) dated the 10th November, 2003;
4. G.S.R. 707(E) dated the 6th December, 2005;
5. G.S.R. 761 (E) dated the 7th December, 2007;
6. G.S.R. 839 (E) dated the 23rd November, 2009; and
7. G.S.R. 915(E) dated the 30th December, 2011.

The Central Government has decided to extend the age relaxation to all persons who had ordinarily been domiciled  in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 1st day of January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989 for a further period of two years beyond 31st December, 2013.

2. It is clarified that nobody’s interest will be adversely affected by the retrospective effect being given to the rules.

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/15012_1_2014-Estt.D-30092014.pdf

Status of ACRs/APARs and disclosure certificate in respect of PPS grade of CSSS – reg

Status of ACRs/APARs and disclosure certificate in respect of PPS grade of CSSS – reg.

No. 5/1/2014-CS.II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
New Delhi-110003,
Dated the 11th June, 2015.
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Status of ACRs/APARs and disclosure certificate in respect of PPS grade of CSSS – reg.

The underSigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 08.08.2014 followed by reminders dated 01.01.2015, 05.02.2015, 19.03.2015, 24.04.2015, 08.05.2015, 22.05.2015 & 02.06.2015 on the subject cited above and to say that ACRs/APARs in respect of some PPSs are yet to be received in this Division despite several reminders as per the list annexed to this OM.

2. It may be noted that panel of Sr. PPS for SLY 2015 is to be prepared before 01.07.2015 so that the eligible officers are promoted on time. Delay in submission of APARs and their disclosure certificate by the concerned cadre units is likely to delay the preparation of panel, which has to be finalized after receipt of recommendation of UPSC in this regard.

3. The concerned cadre units are, therefore, requested to check the details of the non-availability of ACRs/APARs and disclosure certificate in respect of PPS working in their cadre unit and make available the records to this Division immediately.

4. The officers concerned are also requested to check the availability of data and furnish the requisite information urgently. The cadre units are further requested to upload the data of the officers in the web based system at cscms.nic.in.

5. The list of officers and status of ACRs/APARs and disclosure certificate thereof may be seen/downloaded on/from the website of this Department: www.http://persmin.nic.in–> DoP&T–> OMs & Orders–> Central Service–> CSSS–> ACR-Status of Completion.

(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Telefax: 24623157
Director/Deputy Secretary(Admn.) of the concerned Ministries/ Departments of CSSS.

Status of ACRs/APARs and disclosure certificate available in the grade of PPS Grade of CSSS

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