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« on: November 27, 2014, 06:54:44 AM »
Central govt employees to file assets details by December 31: Govt
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New Delhi: All central government employees
have to file the details of their assets and
liabilities along with that of their spouses and
dependent children as mandated under the
Lokpal Act by December 31, the Lok Sabha was
informed on Wednesday.
As per the rules notified under the Lokpal and
Lokayuktas Act in July this year, every public
servant who has filed declarations, information
and annual returns of property under the
provisions of the rules applicable to such
public servants shall file the revised
declarations as on August 1 to the competent
authority on or before September 15.
The provision of the said rules has
subsequently been amended by which the time
limit for furnishing of such information or
return by public servants has been extended
till December 31, Minister of State for
Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Jitendra Singh said in a written reply.
The declarations under the Lokpal Act are in
addition to similar ones filed by the employees
under various services rules.
All Group A, B and C employees are supposed
to file a declaration under the new rules.
There are about 26 lakh employees in these
three categories, as per latest government
data.
The Personnel Ministry has also issued new
forms for filing these returns which have fields
for mentioning details of cash in hand, bank
deposits, investment in bonds, debentures,
shares and units in companies or mutual
funds, insurance policies, provident fund,
personal loans and advance given to any
person or entity, among others.
The employees need to declare motor vehicles,
aircraft, yachts or ships, gold and silver
jewellery and bullion possessed by them, their
spouses and dependent children.

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2014, 08:18:34 PM »
No proposal to raise retirement age of govt employees: Singh
Last Updated: Thursday, December 11, 2014 -
16:47
New Delhi: There is no proposal to hike the
retirement age of central government
employees from the present 60 to 62 years,
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh
told Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
Singh also said there is no proposal to fill up
the backlog vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs
with general category candidates.
The minister said "NO, sir" in a written reply
to a question on whether the government has
decided to increase the retirement age of
central government employees from the
present 60 to 62 years.
In another written submission, he said there is
no proposal to fill up the backlog vacancies of
SCs, STs and OBCs with general category.
He informed the House that around 1.75 lakh
employees retire from the central government
every year.
The Department of Pension and Pensioners'
Welfare has launched an initiative on a pilot
basis for 2000 pensioners to help in the
individual in transiting smoothly to a post-
retirement life.
PTI

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 06:58:51 AM »
LTC 80 for non entitled Government Servants

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 2907
ANSWERED ON 18.12.2014

LTC 80 for non entitled Government Servants

2907 SHRIMATI BIMLA KASHYAP SOOD

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-

(a) whether travel by air under LTC 80 fare is allowed to non-entitled Government Servants in certain sectors;

(b) if so, whether they are permitted to travel by air from their headquarters, if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) whether split journey from headquarters to Kolkata, Chennai, or Bhubaneswar by train in entitled class and thereafter by air in economy class from Air India burden more on the exchequer than the direct flight through flexi fare from Air India; and

(d) whether Government proposes to allow such employees to travel by air from headquarters in economy class on flexi fare by Air India?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a): Yes, Sir.

(b): Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors between:

(i) Kolkata/Guwahati and any place in NER

(ii) Kolkata/Chennai/Bhubaneswar and Port Blair

(iii) Delhi/Amritsar and anyplace in J&K

(c): It is not possible to quantify in exact terms as this would depend on multiple factors like distance between the Headquarters and Kolkata/Chennai/Bhubaneswar, entitlement of class of journey by train, i.e. II Tier AC or III Tier AC etc.

(d): There is no such proposal at present.

Source: Rajyasbha.nic.in

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 08:56:15 AM »
Minimum monthly wages could go up to Rs 15,000
Written by Subhomoy Bhattacharjee | New Delhi | Posted: December 28, 2014 5:02 am
The Centre plans to fix minimum national monthly wages at around Rs 15,000 for all jobs in both the formal and informal sectors in the country.
The National Minimum Wages Act, 1948, lays down minimum wages for 45 listed economic activities, which also serve as minimum wages for these activities in the states. However, states can specify minimum wages for over 1,600 economic activities.
Raising floor wages to Rs 15,000 will effectively more than double the income of workers in activities covered by the Minimum Wages Act. The union labour ministry is likely to call a meeting soon to get the states on board for the change in the law. An inter-ministerial group is already working on the details with the states.
The proposed higher wages are in sync with the relaxed regulatory regime for employers that the government intends to bring, Arun Kumar Sinha, additional secretary (labour), said.
“The amendment to the Minimum Wages Act will include a provision that would make the national rates binding on the states, rather than being merely advisory, as is the case now,” Sinha told The Sunday Express.
Government officials said the higher but flat floor of minimum wages will have a national footprint like the GST. It will go down well with workers especially in the informal sector, reduce labour unrest, and make it easier for industry to open in new areas without having to negotiate through a forest of wage rates.
Labour sector specialists, however, said the move would likely be rendered “ineffective” due to implementation difficulties. Manish Sabharwal of Teamlease Services said, “Unlike in the US for instance, where a hike in minimum wages immediately translates into a raise for every worker, the benefits here are practically impossible to monitor because of the huge unorganised sector.”
Santosh Mehrotra, a former director-general of the Institute of Applied Manpower Research, said, “Such a rise never works. Implementation is a big issue. A far better option would be to intervene through social security measures like insurance cover, where the slippages can be tracked.”
The Centre hopes that revising the wage rate will build support for the government as it cuts expenditure on social sector programmes that eat away 17 per cent of the annual investment budget, but fail to deliver commensurate benefits.
The Narendra Modi government has already steered two labour bills through Parliament and a third — easier rules to shut units that employ fewer than 40 workers — is pending in Rajya Sabha.
Government officials said the unique labour identification number to be allotted to units to facilitate online registration and simplified single online returns will now make it difficult for even smaller employers to avoid paying minimum wages.
The revisions will also be in sync with the government’s revised poverty threshold estimate. As a result of these reforms, the government does not see the need to increase the number of labour inspectors at either the central or the state level. There are about 1,800 labour inspectors at the centre currently.
Minimum daily wages vary widely from state to state now. In Haryana,wages for the highest skilled workers are Rs 241.90, while in Bihar, which supplies the largets number of migrant workers in the country, daily wages range from Rs 288 for workers in engineering workshops to Rs 205 for clerical workers.
In Nagaland the best daily rate is only Rs 110. In Tamil Nadu, laundry workers and those in dangerous occupations like toddy-tapping get Rs 346.20, but most others draw less than Rs 300.

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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2015, 07:29:32 AM »
Air Travel concession on LTC for Central Government employees and families extended for 2 Years

Extension of travelling by Air on Leave Travel Concession, the announcement, which Central Government employees were eagerly waiting for, is finally here!

Air travel concession, under the Leave Travel Concession scheme, to places like Jammu and Kashmir, North Eastern Region (NER), and also Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been extended by two more years.

For a while it was assumed that the newly crowned Modi Government had shelved this scheme.

We believe that the scheme was revived due to constant reminders from various employee unions, associations and federations.
Twice every four years, Central Government employees are given fare concessions to travel to their home town. Instead of two trips to home town, the employee is eligible to convert one of them as ALL INDIA LTC concession. Depending on their designation, the employees are eligible to utilize air, ship, rail and road transportation facilities, along with the travel class

The Government has been spending crores of Rupees to usher in development in economically-backward areas like Jammu and Kashmir, NER. As part of its various development schemes, the Government is trying to encourage tourism to these areas. The air travel concession, which is being offered for six years now, is part of this attempt. Awareness of this concession has increased only in the past two years and Central Government employees had only recently started utilizing the option. Under the scheme, Central Government employees can travel to these regions, with their families, by air, and reimburse the air tickets. For further information, please read the official notification. (Click here to view the Dopt Notification)

Although there are certain minor drawbacks, such concessions enjoy immense popularity. This time, there is a minor change – Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been added to the list of destinations. The announcement is a boon for the Central Government employees who didn’t utilize this opportunity in the previous round, and travel via air with their entire family.

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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2015, 07:30:51 AM »
Cadre Restructuring of CSSS (Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service) – Committee Formed

No. 15/1/2014-CSJI(A)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel &Training
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 003.

Dated the 29th December 2014

ORDER
Subject:-Constitution of a Committee for Cadre Restructuring of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS).

A Committee for the cadre restructuring of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service with the following composition and terms of reference is constituted:

Composition: –

(i) Establishment Officer & Special Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training : Chairman

(ii) Joint Secretary (CS), Department of Personnel & Training: Member

(iii) Joint Secretary (Pers.), Department of Expenditure : Member

(iv) Director (CS-II) , Department of Personnel & Training Member Secretary

Terms of Reference:-

(i) To review the structure of CSSS cadre so as to harmonise the functional requirements with the career expectations of its members.
(ii) To assess the magnitude of stagnation in various grades of CSSS and suggest remedial measures – both short term and long term – to reduce promotional blocks and at the same time prevent gaps from building up.
(iii) To suggest measures to enhance the effectiveness of service and capacity building of its members.
(iv) To take into view the suggestions of the stakeholders, viz. participating Ministries, Associations and members of the service for cadre review.
(v) To review the entitlement of stenographic assistance to various category of officers of Government of India.
(vi) To examine any issue as referred to it by the cadre controlling authority of CSSS,
2. The secretarial assistance to the committee would be provided by the CS-II Division
3. This has the approval of Hon’ble Minister of State for Personnel

(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2015, 08:53:27 AM »
Aadhaar enabled Bio Metric Attendance system in Central Government offices

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4052
ANSWERED ON 17.12.2014

BIOMETRIC ATTENDANCE SYSTEM

4052 . Chandrappa Shri B.N.

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has decided to introduce Aadhaar enabled bio-metric system in Central Government offices;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether all the Government employees are having their Aadhaar number; and

(d) if not, the alternative arrangement made to register their attendance?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.

(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) & (b): Yes, Madam. It has been decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached / sub-ordinate Offices, in India. The system will be installed in the offices located in Delhi/ New Delhi by 31st December 2014. In other places this will be installed by 26th January 2015. A copy of the Office Memorandum dated 21st November, 2014 regarding introduction of AEBAS issued by the Government is annexed.

(c) & (d): No, Madam. At present some Government employees do not have their Aadhar number. Special Aadhar enrolment camps are being organized by UIDAI for enrolling these employees. The manual system of marking of attendance which is presently in place, will continue till such time the AEBAS is installed.

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