Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Clarification on the admissibility of House Rent Allowance (HRA) during the Child Care Leave (CCL) - Reg.

No. 2(9)12012-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 27th August 2012


Subject- Clarification on the admissibility of House Rent Allowance (HRA) during the Child Care Leave (CCL) - Reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Para 6(a)(i) of this Ministry’s O.M.No.2(37)-E.II(B)/64 dated 27.11.1965, as amended from time to time, on regulation of House Rent Allowance during Leave which stipulates that a Government servant is entitled to draw HRA.....during total leave of all kinds not exceeding 180 days and the first 180 days of the leave if the actual duration of leave exceeds that period, but does not
 include terminal leave, ..... It has also been stipulated, thereunder, that drawal of the allowance (HRA) during the period of leave in excess of first 180 day availed of on grounds other than medical grounds mentioned in sub-para (ii), shall be subject to furnishing of the certificate prescribed in Para 8(d) of the O.M. ibid.

2. This Ministry has been receiving representations from the female employees that certain Central Government Ministries / Department / Establishments are not allowing HRA during the Child Care Leave (CCL), especially when taken in continuation of Maternity Leave of 180 days. The reason for their reluctance may be the fact that CCL has been first introduced on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, though the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), vide their O.M .No 13018/1/2010-Estt.(Leave) dated 07.09.2010 inter-alia, reiterated that the leave (CCL) is to be treated like Earned Leave and sanctioned as such.
3. It is, therefore, clarified that the ‘total leave of all kinds’ as referred to in Para 6(a) of this Ministry’s OM dated 27.1.65 ibid, will include Child Care Leave for regulating grant of HRA during leave, subject to fulfiment of all other conditions stipulated thereuder, from time to time. It is also clarified that drawal of HRA during leave (including CCL) in excess of first 180 days, if otherwise admissible, shall be subject to furnishing of the certificate prescribed in Para 8(d).
4. These orders take effect from 01.09.2008. HRA during CCL, if not paid to women employees who are entitled to it as per this clarification, may be reconsidered, if so requested by the concerned employee.
5. Hindi version is also attached.
(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


Monday, August 27, 2012

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees

Government of India
Directorate General
Central Public Works department
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi,
Dated 21st August,2012
Subject:- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees.
Reference is invited to this Directorate Circular of even No dated 26th July, 2012 on the above mentioned subject. It has been further decided that MACPS scheme in the cadre of JEs of CPWD may please be kept in abeyance till further orders.
Dy. Director(Admn.)

Sunday, August 26, 2012


August 26, 2012 By  

Health & Family Welfare Minister Shri.Ghulam Nabi Azad replied in Lok Sabha to the question of what action taken by the Government, whether complaints have been received about the dissatisfaction of a large number of Central Government Employees with the services provided by the Government under the Central Government Health Scheme.
While CGHS endeavors to provide best possible health care facilities to the large number of beneficiaries consulting / visiting CGHS Wellness Centres (approx. 1.2 Crore during the last one year), some complaints are received about unsatisfactory services.
The dissatisfaction relates to shortage of doctors and other manpower resulting in waiting period before consulting doctors, issue of medicines, delay in settlement of medical claims of pensioners, issue of medicines of specific brand, reimbursement at CGHS rates for the treatment taken from unrecognized hospitals, overcharging by empanelled hospitals, opening of new dispensaries, etc.
Government has been receiving increased budgetary support over the last few years to take care of CGHS beneficiaries.
Government has undertaken several steps to improve the functioning of CGHS. These include:
  • Computerization to improve better inventory management and availability of medicines at CGHS Wellness Centres. Based on computer data, 272 commonly indented medicines are procured from manufacturers at discounted rates and make them available at Wellness Centres.
  • Portability of CGHS cards at any dispensary all over the country.
  • Issue of medicines for three months in cases of chronic illnesses.
  • Appointment of Medical officers on contract basis as an interim measure to tide over shortage of doctors.
  • Receipt of medical claims of pensioners at Dispensary level and proper verification of documents by CMO i/c to ensure that all required documents are submitted.
  • Enhancement of financial powers of Addl. Directors upto Rs.5 Lakhs for speedy settlement of medical claims of pensioners.
  • Regular meetings undertaken by Addl. Directors with CMOs i/c to ensure smooth functioning of Wellness Centres for better delivery of services.
  • Reimbursement from two sources – i.e., from CGHS as well as medical insurance in respect of beneficiaries holding mediclaim policies.
  • Formation of Standing Technical Committees for examination of requests for full reimbursement.
  • Settlement of hospital bills of empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centres through UTI-ITSL for early settlement of claims to ensure that the empanelled hospitals provide credit facility to pensioners , etc.,
  • Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries residing in non-CGHS areas are permitted to avail IPD and follow up treatment from CS (MA)/ ECHS empanelled hospitals with prior permission from CGHS.

Babus retirement age set to go up
March 6: The top two officials in the state administration, chief secretary, Mr S.V. Prasad, and the director-general of police, Mr K. Aravinda Rao, will benefit from the Centre’s decision to set the retirement age for civil servants at 62 years from the present 60 years. Mr Aravinda Rao was due to retire in June and the chief secretary in September.
Sources told this newspaper that the Cabinet subcommittee of the Union government gave its nod for enhancing the retirement age, and orders amending the service rules are expected much before the retirement of the two officials. The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, was keen to enhance the retirement age of bureaucrats.
Sources said that though the proposal is ready for implementation, there will be a few months’ delay because the government wants to make Mr Pulok Chatterjee the new Cabinet secretary at the Centre and prefers to wait for bureaucrats senior to him to retire before it makes the announcement.
Mr Chatterjee had earlier worked with the UPA chairperson, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, and is considered a natural choice to take over from the incumbent Mr K.M. Chandrasekhar. “There are a few bureaucrats senior to Mr Chatterjee and the Centre will wait for their retirement in April,” explained a senior official.
Back here in the state, the government will be keen to retain the services of Mr Prasad and Mr Aravinda Rao who have proved to be assets when the state is passing through turbulent times. The former chief minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, appointed the two officials to the top posts and his successor Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy did not make any changes. Another senior bureaucrat, Ms Janaki Kondapi, will also benefit from the change in the new retirement age as she is due for retirement in the next few months.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Railway authorities allow change in the name of passenger holding confirmed reservation

Railway authorities allow change in the name of passenger holding confirmed reservation
The below information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 17.8.2012 regarding the subject of change in the name of passengers in reservation tickets…
Railway authorities allow change in the name of passenger holding confirmed reservation
Passengers (Change of Names) Rules, 1990 restrict the facility of change of name by any passenger having a berth/seat reserved in his/her name to five conditions i.e. Government servant proceeding on duty, family member, students of a recognized Government institution, cadet of National Cadet Corps(NCC) & marriage party.
With a view to prevent the misuse of this facility, detailed procedure has been advised to all Zonal Railways which, inter- alia, stipulates for granting of this permission generally by a gazetted officer on production of the specified supporting documents, maintaining of record of such permission and inspection of this record periodically.
Change of name facility is not permitted on Tatkal scheme.
No complaint regarding misuse of this facility has been reported in 2012-13.
There is no proposal at present to review this scheme.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Aug 09,2012
 NEW DELHI: After repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha and turmoil in Lok Sabha, government on Thursday agreed to members’ demand for bringing a Constitution amendment bill for reservation in promotion of SCs and STs in state jobs.
Minister of state for PMO V Narayansamy informed the Upper House that a bill will be brought in this regard on August 22 after an all-party meeting, which will discuss the issue on August 21.
“The Prime Minister will call a meeting of leaders of all political parties on 21st of this month to discuss the issue of SC/ST reservation. This has been the demand of the honourbale members. On August 22, the government will be able to bring the bill in the House,” Narayanasamy said bringing the uproar over the issue to an end.
The announcement came after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh talked to the members including BSP chief Mayawati on the issue in the House when it was adjourned for 15 minutes.
In the Lok Sabha, SP and BSP members trooped to the Well as soon as the House met for the day demanding reservation for SC/STs in promotions in government jobs.
With members refusing to relent, Speaker Meira Kumar allowed some of them to speak.
Shailendra Kumar (SP) said there was fear in the minds of a number of SC/ST government employees on the lack of reservations in promotions.
Panna Lal Punia (Cong) said Parliament had given SC/ST persons the right to reservation in government jobs and five persons cannot take away this right.
Dara Singh Chauhan (BSP) demanded that the SC/ST employees should be granted reservation in promotion in government jobs immediately.
In the Rajya Sabha, BSP supremo Mayawati said government had promised during in the last session to call an all-party meeting to discuss quota in promotion for SC and ST persons, but the meeting did not take place.
New RTI appeal rules notified 

Aloke Tikku, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, August 08, 2012 

The government has notified a new set of rules for moving the Central Information Commission (CIC) against government departments, laying down the basic standards that the appeal will have to meet to be taken up. The new rules were notified by the Department of Personnel and Training 
(DoPT) at the request of the CIC that was grappling with incoherent and incomplete appeals.
Chief Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra said the commission had not insisted on a format or content of an appeal in the initial phase since the implementation of the law was still in its infancy.
"But now that the number of RTI appeals has gone up, it has become extremely difficult for us to cope with incomplete, and sometimes illegible appeals," Mishra told Hindustan Times.
In the past, the CIC has accepted letters written to the commission as formal appeals and got around to putting together the necessary paperwork at its own initiative.
With nearly a million RTI applications filed annually, the proportion of appeals has also increased considerably. As the CIC, Mishra has about 1,233 pending appeals to deal with.
As a result of the backlog, a denial of information appeal would have to wait for about 8 to 12 months before the information commissioner can take up the case.
The new rules – notified on 31 July but yet not put in public domain by DoPT – not only lists the documents that would need to accompany an appeal but also lays down a format for the applications.
Deviation from the format would not be a ground for rejecting an appeal to ensure that the poor were not discriminated against.

But for the rest, "I think it is only fair to expect people to cooperate with us".

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Collection of DOPT’s important orders and guidelines on regulation of Deputation

Collection of DOPT’s important orders, guidelines and Office Memorandum on regulation of Deputation (Vacancy, Promotion, DPC, Vigilance) of different cadres of Central Government Employee:-
[Click on OM No. and date for view the order]
S.No. No. & Date click to view Subject
1 No.6/8/2009-Estt(Pay-II) 15/02/2012 Clarifications regarding regulation of payment of employers share of contribution to the Contributory Provident Fund during the period of reverse deputation.
2 No. 14017/33/2005-AIS(II)(Pt.I) 11/01/2012 Consolidated Deputation Guidelines for AIS officers dates 28.11.2007.
3 No. 6/8/2009-Estt (Pay-II) 01/03/2011 Overstay while on deputation.
4 No.14017/33/2005-AIS(II)(Pt.1) 09/02/2011 Consolidated Deputation Guidelines for AIS officers dated 28.11.2007.
5 F.No. 7/14/2009-EO(MM-I) 24/12/2010 Regulation of deputation tenure of officers appointed as Private Secretary to the dignitaries who hold the rank of Union Cabinet Minister but are not Ministers.
6 No. 33/2011-EO (MM-II) 01/12/2010 Inviting nominations of Group - A Officers of Central Services for appointment to posts on Central deputation at the level of JS/Director/DS for the year 2011 under Central Staffing Scheme.
7 No.372/21/2009-AVD-III 12/10/2010 Allowing vigilance functionaries on deputation to CPSEs the option to draw pay either in the scale of pay of the CPSE concerned or pay in the parent cadre plus deputation (duty) allowance thereon plus personal pay, if any-Cabinet decision-reg.
8 21/1/2009-CS.I(D) 10/08/2010 Preparation of Pension Papers etc. of retiring CSS Officers while on deputation - clarification reg.
9 No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay II) 17/06/2010 Transfer on deputation/foreign service of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre posts under the Central Government/ State Governments/Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies, Universities/UT Administration, Local Bodies etc. and vice-versa -Regulation of pay, Deputation (duty) Allowance, tenure of deputation/foreign service and other terms and conditions - regarding.
10 No. 13017/51/2008-AIS-I 02/02/2010
Inter-cadre deputation of IAS Officers to the State of Jharkhand.
11 No. 37/50/2008-EO (SM-I) 11/12/2009 Preventing overstay by AIS officers while on Inter-cadre deputation - ACC directions reg.
12 No. 2/22/2008-Estt. (Pay-II) 03/11/2009 Restriction on pay plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance - regarding.
13 No. 2/23/2008-Estt. (Pay II) 28/05/2009 Revision of the rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance/pay fixation on appointment on the personal Staff of Ministers - regarding.
14 No. 2/6/2009-Estt. (Pay-II) 25/02/2009 Deputation of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre posts under Central/State Governments and on Foreign Service to Central/State PSUs/Autonomous Bodies.
15 No. 14021/5/2008-AIS-II 20/02/2009 Payment of arrears on account of revision of pay scales to All India Services (AIS) officers for the service rendered on central deputation during the period from 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008.
16 No. 14017/4/2005-AIS(II) 16/02/2009 Incentive of reimbursement of payable income tax to Tribal All India Service officers belonging to the North-East Cadres while on central deputation.
17 No.11030/35/2008-AIS-II 20/11/2008 Fixation of Pay of a member of All India Service who initially goes on deputation to a lower post-reg.
18 No. 12/25/2005-FA(UN) 10/09/2008 Deputation/extension of officers on foreign assignment - timely submission of proposals - regarding.
19 No. 2/22(A)/2008-Estt. (Pay II) 03/09/2008 Implementation of the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission: Revision of the rates of Central Secretariat (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance and Special Pay applicable to officers of Organized Group `A' Services on their appointment as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme and their headquarters respectively.
20 No. 2/22(B)/2008-Estt. (Pay II) 03/09/2008
Grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance - Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
21 No. 11020/09/2008-AIS-III 14/07/2008 The All India Services (Study Leave) Regulations, 1960 - Regulation of grant of Study Leave to the members of the All India Services who are on deputation to the Government of India under the Central Staffing Scheme of the Department of Personnel and Training or as CVOs in the Public Sector Undertakings.
22 No. 2/15/2008-Estt. (Pay-II) 23/06/2008 Extension in the period of deputation/foreign service - points to be taken care of while referring such proposals.
23 No. 4/6/2005-EO(MM.II) 23/05/2008
Grant of study leave to Officers on deputation under CSS.
24 No. AB.14017/2/2007-Estt.(RR) 24/04/2008 Consolidated guidelines on deputation/foreign service for members of the organized Group A and the Group B Services of the Central Government.
25 No.14017/33/2005-AIS(II)(Pt.I) 14/03/2008 Consolidated Deputation Guidelines for All India Services.
26 No.AB-14017/2/2007-Estt (RR) 29/02/2008
Consolidated guidelines on deputation / foreign service for members of the organised Group A and the Group B Services of the Central Government.
27 No.13017/16/03-AIS(I) 18/01/2008 Inter Cadre deputation of All India Service Officers - Policy regarding.
28 No.13017/16/03-AIS(I) 18/01/2008 Inter Cadre deputation of All India Service Officers - Policy regarding.
29 No.6/7/2003-Estt.(Pay-II) 07/01/2008
Deputation of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre posts under Central/State Government and on Foreign Service to Central/State PSUs/Autonomous Bodies.
30 No.AB-14017/89/2007-Estt (RR) 02/01/2008
Procedure for appointment for deputation/absorption basis.
31 No.14017/33/2005-AIS(II)(Pt-I) 28/11/2007
Consolidated Deputation Guidelines for All India Services.
32 No.202/52/2007-AVD-II 15/10/2007 Induction of IPS officers as Special Director / Additional Director in the CBI on deputation basis.
33 No.13017/16/03-AIS(I) 03/10/2007 Inter Cadre deputation of All India Service Officers - Policy Regarding.
34 No. 22034/1/2006-Estt(D) 15/05/2007 Determination of regular vacancies for holding DPC - Inclusion of vacancy arising out of deputation for drawing up of select list for promotion.
35 No.14017-3-2007-AIS(II) 06/03/2007
Revised standard terms and conditions for deputation of All India Services Officers under Rule 6(2)(ii) of the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954 and similar cadre rules of IPS and IFS.
36 No.14017/33/2005-AIS(II)(Part I) 27/12/2006
Guidelines for deputation of members of the All India Services under Rule 6(2)(ii) of the respective Cadre Rules.
37 No.AB-14017/30/2006-Estt (RR) 29/11/2006
Implications of overstay while on deputation.
38 No.2/29/91-Estt.(Pay-II) 20/06/2006 Deputation of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre posts under Central/State Government and on Foreign Service to Central/State PSUs/Autonomous Bodies.
39 NA 01/06/2006 Inter Cadre Deputation/Transfer of All India Service Officers - Policy(2004)
40 No.AB-14017/54/2002-Estt(RR) 19/09/2005 Extension of deputation tenures-Proforma for reference of cases to DOPT/UPSC.
41 No.AB-14017/10/2000-Estt(RR) 29/08/2005 Procedure to be followed in cases where appointment is to be made by transfer on deputation/transfer basis - Modification of the Curriculum Vitae Proforma submitted by the candidates.
42 No.13017/16/2003-AIS(I) 04/11/2004
Inter-cadre deputation of All India Service officers - Consolidated Instructions
43 No. 6/7/2003-Estt.(Pay-II) 03/11/2004 Extension of deputation/foreign service.
44 No. 2/8/97-Estt.(Pay-II) 28/04/2004 Revision of rules relating to payment of Central Secretariat (Deputation of Tenure) Allowance (CDTA) to officers of Group `A' Services on their appointment as Director in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme - Regarding.
45 No. 42012/01/96-Estt. B 23/04/2003 Timely submission of proposals to UPSC for making selection by deputation/absorption
46 No.11019/6/2001-AIS-III 07/03/2003 Delegation of powers to the State Governments/Central Ministries in cases of the members of All India Services proceeding abroad on deputation or ex-India leave (excluding study leave).
47 No. 21/34/2002-CS.I 23/09/2002 Deputation of CSS/CSSS officers who have got in-situ/personal upgradation - clarification regarding.
48 No. 29018/5/2001-AIS(II) 21/08/2002
Revised standard terms and conditions for deputation of All India Services Officers in Public Sector Undertakings etc.
49 No. 29018/5/2001-AIS(II) 21/08/2002 Revised standard terms and conditions for deputation of All India Services Officers in Public Sector Undertakings etc.
50 No. 11030/4/2002-AIS(II) 24/04/2002
Pay fixation of IAS officers while on deputation to lower level post in the Central Government - clarification regarding -
51 No. 2/3/2001-CS.I 12/02/2002 Improvement in service conditions of faculty members in Training Institutions Cadre Clearance in respect of Grade I/ Selection Grade Officers of Central Secretariat Service for applying to the Ex-Cadre Posts on transfer on deputation basis.
52 No.21/12/2001-CS.I 31/10/2001 Due/proper intimation of ad-hoc/in-situ promotion to officers belonging to CSS/CSSS/CSCS who may be on deputation/foreign service to another Ministry/Department/Organisation.
53 No.2/6/2001-CS.I 09/08/2001 Cadre clearance in respect of Section Officers of CSS who have been upgraded as Under Secretary on in-situ basis, for applying to deputation.
54 No. 11030/11/2001-AIS(II) 19/06/2001 IAS officers serving at the Centre on deputation - grant of benefits of the letter No. 11030/7/93-AIS(II) dated 11.04.2001 - issue of orders for the grant of proforma promotion - Reg.
55 No. 1/3/95-Estt.(Pay-II) 30/03/2001 Deputation of Central Government servants on Foreign Service with UN Bodies - Participation in the UN Pension Fund Scheme.
56 No. 20011/1/2000-Estt(D) 27/03/2001 Seniority of persons absorbed after being on deputation.
57 No. 2/41/97-PIC 15/11/2000 Promotion of Scientists Gr. A under Flexible Complementing Scheme - issue of treatment of period of deputation/foreign service/leave etc towards the minimum residency period.
58 No. 2/41/97-PIC 15/11/2000 Promotion of Scientists Gr. A under Flexible Complementing Scheme - issue of treatment of period of deputation/foreign service/leave etc towards the minimum residency period.
59 2/8/97 Establishment (Pay-II) 12/11/1998 Deputation (Duty) Allowance recommendation of the VCPC
60 No. 29018/3/97-AIS(II) 10/08/1998 All India Services - standard term and conditions of deputation - regarding.
61 No. 29018/3/97-AIS(II) 10/08/1998 All India Services - standard terms and conditions of deputation - regarding.
62 2/8//97 Establishment( Pay-II) 11/03/1998 Revision of Central Sectt. (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance (CDTA)
63 No.28036/3/96-EStt(D) 27/08/1996 Ad-hoc appointment on deputation terms.
64 No. 11030/15/92-AIS(II) 08/09/1994 Indian Administrative Service officers serving at the Centre on tenure deputation basis - grant of proforma promotion in different scales under the NBR - regarding.
65 2/29/91 Establishment( Pay-II) 05/01/1994 Regulation of pay tenure of deputation/foreign service and other terms and conditions
66 No.AB-14017/71/89-Estt (RR) 03/10/1989 Procedure to be followed in cases where appointment is to be made by transfer on deputation/transfer basis - consolidated instructions on.
67 No. AB 14017/71/89-Estt.(RR) 03/10/1989 Procedure to be followed in cases where appointment is to be made by transfer on deputation-transfer basis - consolidated instructions on.
68 No. 2/8/97-Estt.(Pay-II) 12/11/1988 Deputation (Duty) Allowance - Recommendation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission -
69 No. 20020/7/80-Estt(D) 29/05/1986 Related Circular(Seniority of persons absorbed after being on deputation.)
70 No. AB. 14017/21/85-Estt. (RR) 28/02/1986 Modification of the provision in deputation column.
71 No. 16011/3/81-Estt. (Allowances) 15/10/1983 Terms of deputation etc. for Government who are permitted to take up short term foreign assignment/ Consultancy with United Nations and other International Agencies like World Bank, Asian Bank, ESCA.P etc.
72 No. 14017/31/81-Estt.(RR) 07/06/1983 Eligibility of departmental officers for appointment by deputation.
73 No.P.14017/3/83-Estt.(RR) 13/04/1983 Period of deputation to be specified in recruitment rules-Recommendation of Committee on Subordinate Legislation.
74 No.14017/18/82-Estt.(RR) 15/12/1982 Transfer of Central Government-employees on deputation-Counting of period of deputation in more than one ex-cadre post-Amendment to Recruitment Rules.
75 No. 11030/11/77-AIS(II) 01/07/1978
Deputation of IAS/IPS - officers to Top Posts in public undertakings - Regulation of pay -
76 No. 36012/7/77-Estt.(SCT) 21/01/1978 Representation of SCs and STs in service - Appointments to posts filled by deputation or transfer.
77 No.36021/6/75-Estt.(SCT) 09/10/1975 Reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in posts filled by deputation-transfer.
78 No.3/24/69-JCA 19/07/1970 Avoid transfer on deputation during tenure of Staff Side members to a public undertaking or other establishments etc. to a place outside India.
79 No. 16/2/67-Estt.(C) 27/09/1967 Reservation for SCs and STs in services - Appointments to posts filled by deputation-Recommendation of the Commissioner for SCs and STs regarding-
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO)/Presenting Officers (PO) – Consolidated instructions regarding

Dopt Orders 2012 : Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO)/Presenting Officers (PO) – Consolidated instructions regarding.
Govemment of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 31st July, 201
Office Memorandum
Subject : Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO)/Presenting Officers (PO) – Consolidated instructions regarding.
The undersigned is directed to say that the Department of Personnel and Training have issued instructions vide NO 1344/99-AVD-I dated 29th June 2001 and 7th April 2003 on the subject of honorarium to the Inquiry Officers and Presenting Officers covering the aspects of rates of honorarium, appointment of retired officers as Inquiry Officer, terms and conditions for payment of honorarium etc from time to time. The rates of honorarium payable to IO/PO were last revised vide this Department’s OM no 142/20/2008-AVD-I dated 27th July 2009. [copy attached].
2. A Committee of Experts set up to review the procedure of Disciplinary Nigilance inquiries and to recommend measures for their expeditious disposal under the chairmanship of P.C Hota, former Chairman of UPSC in May 2010 had made a series of recommendations in July 2010 including the rates of honorarium. The detailed recommendation of the expert committee is available on the website of this Department. It can be accessed through the Link. . The Committee had made specific recommendations as regards the rates of honorarium to IO/PO. The Reconunendations of the Committee on the proposed increases in Honorarium relating to IO/PO are contained in paras 37, 42-44 of the report of the Committee.
3. The recommendations of the Expert Committee on the aspect of revision of rates of honorarium along with some other related measures were examined in the Department and was placed before the Group of Ministers on Corruption, set up for examining measures, including legislative and administrative, to tackle corruption and improve transparency. The Group of Ministers while considering the Terms of Reference also considered the recommendations of the HOTA Committee and recommended that the remuneration of the
IOs and POs may be fixed, keeping in mind the recommendations of the HOTA Committee. These recommendations of the GOM have been accepted by the Government.
4. It has therefore been decided to revise the existing rates of honorarium payable to IO/PO in line with the recommendations of the Expert Committee. The revised rates of Honorarium and other allowances payable to IO both serving and retired officers and PO(serving) and the terms and conditions governing the same is indicated in Annexure -1 to this OM. The rates of Honorarium stated therein are ceilings and the concerned
ministry/department where the misconduct was committed may decide the exact quantum of honorarium to be paid keeping in mind the volume of work involved in specific cases and the terms and Conditions indicated in the Annexure -1.
5. The revised structure of rates of honorarium and allowances as indicated in Annexure-I are intended to be made applicable to Departmental Proceedings including inquiry proceedings undertaken by the committee on Sexual Harassment, by Ministries /Department in respect of officials /officers serving under different cadres of services under their administrative control. However, in case a cadre of a service or organisations such as
autonomous bodies have a separate set of rules and instructions for regulating honorarium to IO/PO in existence they may choose to continue with their own set of instructions. Fully or partially funded autonomous bodies may retain their own provisions so long as they are not more beneficial than what has been proposed in this OM.
6. This orders will take effect from tie date of issue of this OM and will also apply to all inquiries in progress.
7. The services of serving officers may be used as IO and PO to the extent possible in the conduct of departmental inquiries. However, Central Vigilance Commission has been requested to create and maintain a panel of retired officers/officials willing to serve as IO for conducting departmental inquiries and for this purpose also design a procedure for inviting applications from the retired Government Servants to be followed by the Ministries and Departments. Till such time such a panel of retired officers become available from CVC, the concerned ministries /departments may, where it is not possible to use the services of a
serving officer as Inquiry Officer for conducting departmental inquiries, use the services of officers who have retired from Ministries/Departments, for conducting such departmental inquiries.
8. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their UO no.14(4)/2009-E-II(B) dated 26.3.2012 and 5.6.2012.
9. Hindi Version will follow.
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source :

Monday, August 6, 2012



The joint Committee set up by the National Anomaly Committee to consider the MACP related issues met on 27th July, 2012.  The Staff Side was represented at the meeting by the following comrades:
Com. M. Raghaviah
Com. Umraomal Purohit
Com. S.K. Vyas
Com. C. Srikumar
Com. K.K.N. Kutty
Com. Shivgopal Misra
Com. Bhosle
The report prepared by the sub-committee after three rounds of discussions was reviewed at the meeting.  The points that came up for discussion and the decisions taken are as under:
Grant of MACP in the promotional hierarchy:  The Staff Side pointed out that the ACP which was in vogue till the advent of MACP had been on promotional hierarchy.  In the name of improvement of the scheme, the Government cannot unilaterally change it, especially when the concerned employees do not consider it as advantageous.  They suggested that the employees must be allowed to retain the ACP for the first two promotions and for the third promotion MACP can be extended.  However, the Official Side said that it would not be possible to have any hybrid scheme.  In fact, they added that the 6th CPC had suggested for two career progressions only and that too on grade pay hierarchy.  The govt. had improved upon and therefore it was not possible for them to agree for the suggestion of the Staff Side.  They also stated that the reason for bringing about grade pay hierarchy was to bring about uniformity in the scheme across the Departments as the promotional hierarchy varies from one department to another.  They declined to consider the suggestion for promotional hierarchy based MACP.
The Staff Side then pointed that in the last meeting of the Committee, the Official Side taking into account the difficulties and disadvantages experienced by the employees in many departments which were presented by the Staff Side had agreed to consider department wise/cadre wise options.  The Staff Side further pointed out that the suggestion of the Official Side would not go to resolve the issue.  They said that option must be provide for each individual employee to choose either the ACP or MACP whichever is beneficial to him as is provided in the CCS(RP) Rules.  The unilateral withdrawal of a benefit from an employee is not permissible.  They also stated that the Official Side has not pointed out the difficulties in agreeing to this proposal.  After some discussions, the Official Side said that they would re-examine the issue of individual option and will come up with their considered view at the next meeting of the NAC.
Counting 50% of service of the Temporary status/casual labourers for the purpose of MACP:  In the light of the discussion at the meeting, the Official Side agreed to examine the matter.
Treatment of employees selected under LDCE Scheme and GDCE Scheme:  The Official Side agreed to issue orders on the same lines as has been issued under the ACP Scheme.  The Staff Side stated that wherever examination is the criterion for promotion/fast track promotion, the service rendered by such employees in the lower post must be ignored and such promotion should be treated as appointment and the promotion scheme to commence from the date of such appointment.  This was not agreed to by the official side on the plea that such appointments are against promotion quota and therefore, they are to be considered as promotion only.  The Staff Side them pointed out that this issue had been the subject matter of judicial consideration before the Tribunal and the Tribunal has given the decision in favour of the employees.  The Official Side wanted a copy of the judgement to react to this.
Date of effect of the Scheme:  The Staff Side pointed out that the date of effect of MACP Scheme must be from 1.1.2006.  The analogy of the 5th CPC has no application as ACP was introduced after discussion with the Staff Side on a later date.  Since the Government issued the orders of the 6th CPC and the acceptance of the MACP with modification almost simultaneously, it should have been made effective from 1.1.2006.  They also pointed out that the MACP is not an allowance to be made application from 1.9.2008.  The Official Side pointed out that the benefit emanating from the MACP i.e. the third promotion was applicable to all existing employees who were in service after 1.9.2008.  The Staff Side demanded that the benefit has been denied to those who retired between 1.1.2006 and 30.8.2008.  The Official Side agreed to consider application of the new MACP with effect from 1.1.2006 for those who retired/died between 1.1.2006 and 30.8.2008.
Financial up-gradation under MACP in the case of staff who join another unit/organization on request.  It was agreed at  the last meeting that the services rendered in another recruiting unit/organization will be taken into account for counting service for promotion under MACP.  The Staff Side however, pointed out that in many cases, the employees are compelled to seek reversion in order to be transferred to another recruiting unit.  In their case, the promotion so earned at the present recruiting unit and which have been foregone is being counted as one promotion under MACP.  The Official Side agreed to look into this matter and issue necessary clarificatory orders.
Stepping up of pay of senior incumbent with the junior as a consequence of ACP/MACP.  The Official Side stated that in the light of the judgments delivered in the matter they will have the case looked into and necessary instructions issued.  They also stated that certain instructions in the matter has already been issued, copy of which will be made available to the Staff Side.         
The bench mark question for promotion under MACP.  The Official Side agreed to issue a clarificatory order stating that if the promotion is on seniority cum fitness basis, MACP will also be on seniority cum fitness basis.
                There had been no discussions on other points incorporated in the report.  The stand taken by the Official side in those matters remains unchanged.  You may kindly access the report from the website of the Department of Personnel along with the relevant orders.
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General