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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Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by Government Employees

declaration of assets and liabilitiesDeclaration of Assets and Liabilities by Government Employees

Filing Assets and Liabilities

Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 mandates that every public servant (as defined in the Act, which includes Ministers, Members of Parliament, Government employees, employees of statutory bodies, PSUs, etc.) shall make a declaration of his assets and liabilities as well of his spouse and dependent children in the manner as provided by or under the said Act. In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (k) and clause (l) of sub-section (2) of section 59 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), read with section 44 and section 45 of the said Act, the Central Government has notified the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 in the official Gazette on 14th July, 2014, which, inter alia, contain the forms in which such information/return is required to be filed.

Subsequently, concerns and apprehensions were raised by several Ministries/Departments and other stakeholders, inter alia, about the complexity involved in furnishing the desired details in the forms prescribed under the Rules. Accordingly, the Government of India vide its order dated 28-08-2014, constituted a Committee to simplify the forms and the process in which public servants shall make declaration of assets and liabilities. The said Committee has submitted its First Report on 01-10-2014, recommending simplified formats for declaration of moveable property and for declaration of debts and other liabilities by public servants.

The Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 have also been amended by a notification dated 8th September, 2014, by which the time limit, for furnishing of such information/return by public servants, has been extended till 31st December, 2014.

This was stated by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Sudheer Gupta & others in the Lok Sabha today.

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