MACP for Central Government Employees – Clarification issued by Dopt on 10.12.2014

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee – Clarification regarding.

Recommendations of the Screening Committee henceforth be placed before the Appointing Authority of the post in both cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/Department or in other cases for approval with regard to grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

N0.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi 110001
Dated the 10th December, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee-Clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Para 5 of the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme issued vide the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated May 19, 2009 providing that the recommendations of the Screening Committee shall be placed before the Secretary in cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/Department or before the Head of the organisation/competent authority in other cases for approval.

2. References have been received from various Ministries/Departments with regard to delegation of powers of Secretary to a Joint Secretary level officer as a large number of files on various matters are referred to the Secretary for approval and it is an administrative matter of routine nature which can be disposed of at the level of Joint Secretary.

3. The matter has been considered in this Department and it has been decided that the recommendations of the Screening Committee henceforth be placed before the Appointing Authority
of the post in both cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/Department or in other cases for approval with regard to grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

4. Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned including their attached and subordinate offices.

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(Mukta Goel)
Director(E-I)

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Aadhar Based Bio-Metric Attendance System for all Central Govt Employees before 26.1.2015

Aadhar Based Bio-Metric Attendance System for all Central Govt Employees before 26.1.2015

Introduction of Aadhar Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System

No: 11013/9/2014- Estt (A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

bioNew Delhi, dated 21st November 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Introduction of AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System

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 may be installed by 26th January 2015

2. The equipment will be procured by the Ministries/ Departments as per specifications of DeitY on DGS&D Rate Contract from authorized vendors. The expenditure will be met by the Ministries/ Departments concerned under their O.E. The manual system of attendance may be phased out accordingly.

3. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) will provide the technical guidance for installing the system. The equipment already procured by DeitY have a built in AMC of three years. The Ministries/ departments may ensure that the equipment being procured by them have similar provision.

4. Biometric attendance system is only an enabling platform. There is no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc. which will continue to apply. As per extant instructions, (contained in DoPT O.M. No: 28034/8/75- Estt-A dated 04-07-1975; No:28034/10/75-Estt-A dated 27-08-1975; No: 28034/3/82 —Estt-A dated 05-03-1982) half—a-day’s Casual Leave should be debited for each day of late attendance, but late attendance upto an hour, on not more than two occasions in a month, and for justifiable reasons may be condoned by the competent authority. In addition to debiting Casual Leave (or Earned Leave, when no CL is available). Disciplinary action may also be taken against government servants who are habitually late. Early leaving is also to be treated in the same manner as late coming.

5. These orders come into force with immediate effect.

6. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring this to the notice of all concerned.

(J.A Vaidyanathan)
Director (Establishment)

Introduction of AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System

Dopt orders on amendment of provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules

Dopt orders on amendment of provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979.

Amendment of provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979.

For appointment to posts under the Central Government on the results of a competitive examination and/or interview open to Government servants and others, Central Government employees and permanent/ State Government employees will be entitled to joining time under these rules in case such Government servants opt for having their past service in the Central/State Government counted for all purposes in the Central Government.

No.19011/03/2013-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi,
November 17, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment of provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979.

The undersigned is directed to state that a review of the provisions of the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979 has been carried out and it has been decided to amend some of the rules and sub-rules of the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979, as detailed below:

No. Rule/Sub-Rules Existing Provision Proposed
1 4(4) For appointment to post under the Central Government on the results of a competitive examination and/or interview open to Government servants and others, Central Government employees and permanent/provisionally permanent State Government employees will be entitled to joining time under these rules. For appointment to posts under the Central Government on the results of a competitive examination and/or interview open to Government servants and others, Central Government employees and permanent/ State Government employees will be entitled to joining time under these rules in case such Government servants opt for having their past service in the Central/State Government counted for all purposes in the Central Government.
2 4(4) But temporary employees of the Central Government who have not completed 3 years of regular continuous service, though entitled to joining time would not be entitled to joining time pay. May be deleted.
3 Note below 5(4) Note: Distance means actual distance and not weighted mileage for which fare is charged by the Railways in certain ghat/hill sections. Note I: Distance means actual distance travelled and not weighted mileage for which fare is charged by the Railways in certain ghat/hill sections.
4 Note below 5(4) None. May be added under rule 5(4):Note II: In case of transfer of a Government servant to or from North Eastern Region, including Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Ladakh two days additional time will be admissible over and above the normal joining time reckoned on the basis of actual distance between old and new place of posting.
5 6(1) 6(1) When a Government servant joins a new post without availing full joining time by reasons that(a)…….(b)…….

The number of days of joining time admissible…subject to a maximum of 15 days reduced by the number of days of joining time actually availed of shall be credited to his leave account as earned leave …….. Provided …. shall not exceed 240 days.

The period of unutilized joining time shall be regulated in terms of the provisions of rule 26(1)(a)(ii) of the Central Civil Service (leave) Rules, 1972.
6 7 None May be added under rule 7 :Note: The sanction of the admissible joining time shall be accorded by the competent authority exercising the administrative control over the Government servant proceeding on transfer. However the joining time pay shall be paid for by the new administrative authority where such Government servant joins on transfer.

3. The process to amend the CCS (Joining Time) Rules, 1979 on the above lines is underway. The Department of Personnel & Training solicits comments on above by 28th November 2014.

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(Mukul Ratra)
Director

Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/19011_03-2013-Estt.AL-17112014.pdf]

Dopt decided to include ‘Autism’ in the term ‘disabled’ – Orders issued

Dopt decided to include ‘Autism’ in the term ‘disabled’ – Orders issue

The autism spectrum disorder child requires constant caregiver support and it would be imperative for the Government employees to take care of their autism spectrum disorder child on continuous basis, it has been decided to include ‘Autism’ in the term ‘disabled’, as defined in Para 3 of the above-mentioned O.M. dated 06.06.2014

No.42011/3/2014-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 17th November. 2014

Office Memorandum

Sub: Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 06.06.2014 (copy enclosed) exempting a Government employee, who is also a care giver of disabled child, from the routine exercise of transfer/rotational transfer subject to the administrative constraints. The word ‘disabled’ includes (i) blindness or low vision (ii) hearing impairment (iii) locomotor disability or Cerebral Palsy (iv) leprosy cured (v) mental retardation (vi) mental illness and (vii) multiple disabilities.

2. The matter regarding the scope of ‘disabled’ has been examined in consultation with the Department of Disability Affairs. Considering the fact that the autism spectrum disorder child requires constant caregiver support and it would be imperative for the Government employees to take care of their autism spectrum disorder child on continuous basis, it has been decided to include ‘Autism’ in the term ‘disabled’, as defined in Para 3 of the above-mentioned O.M. dated 06.06.2014.

3. This issues with the approval of the MoS (PP).

4. All the Ministries/Departments, etc. are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned under their control.

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(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/42011_3_2014-Estt.Res-17112014.pdf

Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2014

Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2014

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY

[PART II—Sec 3(i)]

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 31st October, 2014

G.S.R. 769(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso co article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution, and after consultation with the Comptroller und Auditor General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appel) rules 1965 namely—

1. (I) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) (SecondAmendment) Rules, 2014.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Classification. Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules)

(a) In rule I5, for sub-rules 2A, 3 and 4, the following sub-rules shall be substituted, namely: —

3) (a) In every case where it ta necessary to consult the Commission, the Disciplinary Authority shall forward or cause to be forwarded to the Commission for its advice:

(i) a copy of the report of the Inquiring Authority together with its own tentative reasons for disagreement, if any, with the findings of Inquiring Authority on any article of charge; and

(ii) comments of Disciplinary Authority on the representation of the Government servant on the Inquiry report and disagreement note, if any and all the cue records of the inquiry proceedings

(b) The Disciplinary Authority shah forward or cause to be forwarded a copy of the advice of the Commission received under clause (a) to the Government savant, who shall be required to submit, if he so desires, his written representation or submission to the Disciplinary Authority within fifteen days, on the advice of the Commission

(4) The Disciplinary Authority shall consider the representation under sub-rule (2) and/ or clause (b) of sub-rule (3), if any, submitted by the Government servant and record its findings before proceeding further in the matter as specified in sub-rules (5) and (6).

(5) If the Disciplinary Authority having regard to its findings on all or any of the articles of charge is of the opinion the any of the penalties specified in clauses (I) to (iv) of rule 11 should be imposed on the Government servant, it shall, notwithstanding anything contained in rule 16, make an order imposing such penalty.

(6) If the Disciplinary Authority having regard to its findings on ail or any of the articles of charge and on the basis of the evidence adduced during the inquiry Is of the opinion that any of the penalties specified in clauses (V) to (ix) of rule 11 should be imposed on the Government servant, it shall make an order imposing such penalty and it shall not be necessary to give the Government savant any opportunity of making representation on the penalty proponed to be imposed.”;

(b) In rule 16,—

(i) in sub-rule (I),-

(A) for the words, brackets and figure “sub-rule (3)”, the words, brackets and figure ‘sub-rule (5)” shall be substituted;

(B) for clauses (d) and (e), the following clauses shah be substituted; namely: —

“(d) Consulting the Commission where such consultation is necessary. The Disciplinary Authority shall forward or cause to be forwarded a copy of the advice of the Commission to the Government servant, who shall be required to submit, if he so desires, his written representation or submission on the advice of the Commission, to the Disciplinary Authority within fifteen days; and
(e) recording a finding on each imputation or misconduct or misbehavior.”

(ii) in sub-rule (2) for clauses (vi) and (vii), the following clauses shall be substituted,

“(vi) representation, if any, of the Government servant on the advice of the Commission:
(vii) the findings on each imputation of misconduct or misbehavior; and
(viii) the orders on the case together with the reasons therefor.;

(C) In rule 17, the words “and also a copy of the advice, if any, given by the Commission,” shall be deleted;

(d) In rule 19, in the second proviso, after the words “where such consultation ta necessary”, the words “and the Government servant has been given an opportunity of representing against the advice of the Commission.” shall be added;.

(e) In rule 27, in sub-rule (2), in the proviso, in clause (i) alter the words “where such consultation is necessary” the words “and the government servant has been given an opportunity of representing against the advice of the Commission,” shall be added:

(f) In rule 29, in sub-ruIe (1) in the first proviso, after the words “where such consultation is necessary”. the words“ and the Government servant has been given an opportunity of representing against the advice of the Commission shall be added:

(g) In rule 29-A, in the proviso, after the words “where such consultation is necessary”, the words “and the Government servant has been given an opportunity of representing against the advice of the Commission.” shall be added;

(h) In rule 32 shall be omitted.

[F. No. 11012/8/2011-Estt.(A)]

MAMTA KUNDRA, Jt. Secy.

Source: www.persmin.gov.in