Thursday, 29 January 2015

Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) being conducted by the Ministries/Departments

G.I., Dep. of Per. Trg., O.M.No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D), dated 28.1.2015

Subject: Review of Model Calendar for the Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) being conducted by the Ministries / Departments.

Reference is drawn to this Department’s instructions on Model calendar for DPCs vide O.M. No.22011/9/98-Estt (D) dated 8th September, 1998. The Model Calendar envisages initiating action in advance of the commencement of the vacancy year so as to have the approved select panels ready before start of the vacancy year and ensure timely promotions of employees.

2. The Annual Performance Assessment Reports (APAR) schedule separately provide a time schedule for preparation/completion of APARs O.M. No.21011/1/2005-Estt.(A) (Pt.II) dated 23rd July, 2009. The crucial date of eligibility is 1st April of the vacancy year (Financial year based vacancy year) and 1st January (Calendar year based vacancy year) as per O.M. No.22011/6/2013-Estt(D) dated 28th May, 2014.

3. The schedule of Model Calendar for conduct of DPCs in line with the time schedule for completion of APARs so that the panel as approved by the Competent Authority is available before the commencement of the vacancy year has been further examined. It has been decided to reschedule the time frame for the DPCs being conducted by Ministries/Departments themselves as below:-

4. It has been decided to make the aforesaid Model Calendar for DPCs operational with effect from April 1, 2015 in relation to the financial year based vacancy year 2016-17 commencing from April 1, 2016. In the case of calendar year-based vacancy year commencing from January 1, 2016, the Model DPC Calendar will take operational effect from January 1, 2015. These instructions shall, accordingly, be applicable to all such subsequent vacancy years.

5. The success of the Model Calendar depends upon the Ministries/Departments initiating timely action in advance and furnishing the complete proposals to the DPCs with relevant APARs, copy of Service/Recruitment Rules, seniority list, penalty statement and correct vacancy position etc. All Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to give these instructions wide circulation and ensure strict compliance so that the desired objectives of convening of DPC meetings/preparation of the approval select panels as per the aforesaid prescribed time frame may be achieved.

6. Model calendar for DPCs conducted by UPSC both for ACC and Non-ACC cases is separately under review. Meanwhile, cadre controlling authorities are advised for timely completion of calculation of vacancy; finalization of Seniority List; collection of information on vigilance clearance status; completion of Penalty statement for last ten years so that the proposal for seeking the date from UPSC for holding DPC may be taken up on completion of APARs including disposal of representations received on entries/grading in ACRs/ APARs. The instructions with regard to JS level officer as designated authority for timely holding of DPCs and requirement of complete proposal as contained in OM No. 22011/1/2011-Estt.(D) dated 25th March,2011 and OM No. 22011/3/2011-Estt.(D) dated 24th March, 2011 are reiterated.

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President:                                          Address for communication:                                            Secretary General:
R. Chandramouli                        240, Razapur, Ghaziabad-201001 (U.P.)                                                   Ravi Malik
Mob. 08939955463     mail Id: ravimalik_sweet@yahoo.com, Site: cengoindia.blogspot.in      Mob. 09868816290
Vice Presidents: P. Parwani, L. L. Singhvi (Central); Anurag Chaudhary, Ravi Joshi (North); N. Raman, G. Srinath (South); B. K. Sinha, Ashwini Majhi (East); Rajesh Chaher, J. D. Patil (West) Joint Secretaries: Anand Kishore, J. S. Aiyer (Central); R. K. Solanki, Ashish Vajpeyi (North); M. Nagaraju, Ajithkumar P. C. (South); P. K. Sen, S. Bhattachariya (East); Jasram Meena, M. K. Mishra (West) Office Secretary: C. S. Sharma
Treasurer: N. R. Manda Liaison Secretary: A. S. Kundu Coordinator on Telangana: P. Shravan Kumar
(Recognised by G.O.I., Min. of Fin. vide letter F.No. B. 12017/10/2006-Ad.IV A Dt.21.01.08)
                        Ref. No. 09/TARC/15                                                                          Dt. 29.01.15
Sh. A. K. Gupta,
Chief Commissioner (DZ),
Central Excise,
C. R. Bldg, New Delhi.
Sub: Feedback meeting on the report of the TARC-reg.
            First of all, a lot of thanks to invite the Association for the meeting/presentation on the report of TARC.
            2. It is further submitted with due regards that nothing was mentioned in the presentation made yesterday on 28.01.15 to improve the career prospects of the actual workforce (i.e., Inspectors & Superintendents) of the CBEC. As your goodself knows, these officers are retiring merely after one promotion in the career on a PB2 post whereas their counterparts (intra-organisational, intra-departmental as well as inter-departmental) are easily attaining the PB4 levels after getting 5/6 promotions. They are even forced to work under the extreme juniors of Customs belonging to the same cadre in their own organization and the recent cadre restructuring is also going to give no benefit to them.
            3. It is also worth to mention that no employee can give his/her hundred percent on being job-dissatisfied. No need to say that our Superintendents and Inspectors are totally job-dissatisfied for the want of due pay packages and career prospects. It is also very important to submit that the officials of revenue/tax departments are very highly placed in the matters of pay packages and career prospects throughout the world in comparison to others except our country. Kelkar Committee on tax reforms also recommended to place these officials at par with the best place counterparts, if not better than them.
            4. Despite of the total demoralization, these officers are always earning the revenue for the govt. always above the set targets in the form of Central Excise duty, Customs duty and Service Tax. If these officials are granted due pay packages and career prospects, no need to say that the govt. revenue would be increased many times due to the feeling of job-satisfaction amongst these officers.
            5. In view of the above, it is requested that the due projection may kindly be made to the TARC regarding poor service conditions of the above mentioned officers to enable the Commission to make the due recommendations for the betterment of the career prospects and pay packages of these officers.
            Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,

Secretary General.
Copy with the request for necessary action to:
The Chairman, Tax Administrative Reforms Commission.      

All CG Employees are required to register themselves in the system of AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System - Dopt notification

Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III, dated 28.1.2015

Sub: Introduction of AADHAR enabled bio-metric attendance system.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Secretary, DEITY’s DO letter no. SSD/DeitY/BAS/2014-74 dated 23.12.2014 (copy enclosed), observing that in many offices there is a large difference between the number of registered employees and the number of employees marking their attendance in the Biometric attendance system (BAS). The Secretaries of all Ministries / Departments have been requested to issue directions to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS Portal on regular basis.

 2. As per the Guidelines issued vide O.M. No.11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III dated 21.11.2014, 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. All employees are, therefore, required to register themselves in the system and mark their attendance. Instructions already exist for dealing with cases of late attendance/ unauthorized absence, which may be followed.

 3. It is requested that necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis.

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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Amendment of  Rules on Imposing Penalty on Government Servants

(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi, the 22nd  January, 2015
G.S.R. 6(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely:-
1. (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (Amendment) Rules, 2014.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 27th October, 2013.
2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 29, for clause (2), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:—
“(2) If a Government servant is reduced as a measure of penalty to a lower service, grade or post or to a lower time-scale, the authority ordering the reduction shall specify,—
(a) the period for which the reduction shall be effective;
(b) whether, on restoration, the period of reduction shall operate to postpone future increments and, if so, to what extent; and
(c) whether the Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher service, grade or post or time-scale on his restoration to the service, grade or post or time-scale from which he was reduced.”
[F. No. 6/2/2013-Estt. (Pay-I)]

 Vigilance clearances will be denied for deputation if IPR is not filed – DOPT

No.26/1/2015 -CS.I (PR/CMS)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan.
Khan Market. New Delhi.
Dated: 27th January, 2015
Subject: Immovable Property Return for the year 2014 (as on 31.12.2014) — Submission through cscms.nic.in regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Office Memorandums of even number dated 15.01.2015 and 21.01.2015 on the subject mentioned above (available at persmin.nic.in —>DoPT —>Central Secretariat —>CSS —>Property Return).
2. A large number of CSS Officers have not yet furnished the Immovable Property Return fòr the year ended 31.12.2014. They are once again advised to file the same latest by 31.1.2015. It is also brought to the notice of the officers that if IPR is not filed by the stipulated date, Vigilance clearances will be denied for deputation, non-mandatory training and empanelment in terms of this Departments OM. No. 11012/11/2007-Estt.A dated 14.12.2007 read with O.M. of even number dated 27.9.20 11.
3. For detailed instructions regarding tiling of IPRs through web based cadre management system at cscms.nic.in officers may refer to OM dated 15.1.2015 referred to above. As CS.I Division, DoPT is the custodian of Annual Immovable Property Return (IPR) in respect of CSS officers of Under Secretary and above levels, print out of IPRs filed through the web based system duly signed by the Officers should be forwarded to this Department.
4. In case of any difficulty, please contact the nodal officer of the Ministry/Department or CMC officials who have developed Web Based Cadre Management System at Telephone No. 24629890.
(V .Srinivasaragaan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
All Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India through DOPT’s website
Source : http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/IPRR.pdf

FM Asks CBEC Officials For Quick Decisions To Ensure Stability

New Delhi: Ahead of the Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today asked CBEC officials for the need for tax reforms and quick decision making to ensure stability in policy regime.
The Minister also asked the Central Board of Excise and Customs ( CBEC) officials to maintain certain level of civility with assessees but to take to task the evaders and avoiders.
“Those who are liable to pay must pay…no evader or avoider must be allowed to go scot-free. At the same time, the levels of civility that we require in dealing with assessees will have to be very logical, very cogent,” he said at an the Investiture Ceremony to honour the officers of Customs and Central Excise for their excellent performance and International Customs Day function organised here today by CBEC.
“In order to make best use of this opportunity, we have to address two major concerns that is quick decision making and stability in policy matters, and reforms in tax structure and administration,” he said.
“There is need for change both in attitude and mindset towards investors’ and assesses. We need to have a non-adversarial tax administration which is both investors’ and assesses’ friendly,” he said.
Jaitley, who is scheduled to present the Budget in Lok Sabha on February 28, expressed confidence that the fiscal deficit target of 4.1 per cent of the GDP for the current fiscal would be met.
“Even though the revenues have been challenging due to slow manufacturing industry, now, it is turning around and it looks like we will be able to meet our fiscal targets,” he said.
Revenue collections which was affected due to low manufacturing in the last 2-3 years are also turning around. Forex reserves are good and Current Account Deficit (CAD) position is much better, he added.
Current account deficit stood at USD 10.1 billion or 2.1 per cent of GDP in July-September quarter of this fiscal, up from 1.2 per cent during the year ago period due to rising gold imports.
The current account deficit (CAD) is the net difference between inflows and outflows of foreign currencies.
Stating that the last one week had been a great learning for him, Jaitley said, “The sense I got in last few days is that ordinarily everything is going well with India.
“From depressing slowdown in last last two three years, suddenly our growth rates are likely to look up.”
On the other hand, competing economies globally have not been so good.
“Brazil faces a challenge, South Africa faces challenge. Europe is still struggling to come out of slowdown. China which has maintained a growth rate of over 9 per cent for over 3 decades is looking at new normal,” he said.
The Finance Minister said that Indian currency was among the two global currencies which withstood the might of dollar in recent times.

The CBEC, vide their letter F.No. V.500/84/2014 dated 18.12.2014, formed a Study Group in the chairmanship of Ms. Vanaja Sarna, Chief Commissioner (TAR), New Delhi, to:-

1.     examine and analyse the causes of delay in disposal of disciplinary proceedings and to recommend measures to prevent such delays in future.
2.     examine sample of cases of inordinate delays and make appropriate recommendations, including fixation of responsibility, if necessary as per the instructions in this regard.
3.      examine existing system of data keeping and reporting and to recommend suitable changes including the ways in which automation (IT) can be used to make the disciplinary process more efficient and transparent.
4.     examine the existing supervisory mechanisms and to recommend ways in which these can be made more effective
5.     examine and recommend with reference to the number of charge sheets which eventually sustain, appropriate measures to either improve or prevent the initiation of unsustainable cases; and
6.     examine any other related issues and make suitable recommendations.

          The Study Group has to complete the study by 31.03.2015 and submit its report to the Board for consideration and implementation of accepted decisions.