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Tag: Union minister Dr Jitendra Singh

Dr Jitendra Assures Work-Friendly Promotion Process in Punjab

(New Delhi) Dr Jitendra Assures Work-Friendly Promotion Process in Punjab
Union Minister Dr.Jitendra Singh said that the DoPT (Department of Personnel & Training) is constantly striving to expedite the promotions and empanelment of officers, so that each of the government functionary gets his due on time and remains motivated to offer his or her services to the best of potential and ability.
Speaking to a delegation of senior officers of Punjab Civil Services (PCS), who called on him with a request to expedite their cases of induction into IAS (Indian Administrative Services), Dr.Jitendra Singh said, there was a tendency for delay in the past but over the last six years the processes have been streamlined with optimum utilisation of modern technology. He said, in the last few years, DoPT has followed a proactive approach in coordination with different Ministries and Departments of the Government of India as well as different State/UT governments to overcome bottlenecks or hurdles coming in the way of promotions or empanelment.

Govt Amends Pension Rules; Disability Compensation for All Disabled Employees

(New Delhi)Govt Extends Disability Compensation for All Serving Employees
Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh today informed of the government decision to extend “Disability Compensation” for all serving employees, if they get disabled in the line of duty while performing their service and are retained in service in spite of such disablement.
This order will particularly provide a huge relief to young Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel like CRPF, BSF, CISF, etc since disability in performance of duties is generally reported in their case due to constraints of job requirement as well as hostile or difficult work – environment.
if a government servant gets disabled while performing his duties and this disablement is attributed to government service, in that case if he is still retained in the service in spite of disablement, a lump sum compensation will be paid to him by arriving at the capitalized value of the disability element, with reference to the Commutation Table in force from time to time.
In another employee-friendly decision, the Ministry of Personnel recently did away with minimum qualifying service of 10 years for pension, if a government servant is incapacitated due to bodily or medical infirmity and retired from government service. Accordingly, Rule 38 of CCS (Pension) Rules was amended to provide Invalid Pension at 50% of the last pay, even if the employee had not completed minimum qualifying service of 10 years.
In addition to above, in yet another reform in the Pension Rules, a decision was also taken to amend the rule and provide pension at enhanced rate to the family of an employee who died during service before completing the requisite service of minimum 7 years. As a result, now the family pension of 50% of the last pay is also admissible to the family of employees who die even before completing 7 years of service.
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Land Grabbers( Roshni ) in J&K Will be Booked:Dr Jitendra Singh

(Reasi/Samba,JK) All Roshni Scamsters in J&K Will be Booked:Dr Jitendra Singh
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said those who allegedly illegally occupied lands in Jammu and Kashmir under the so called Roshni scam will be brought to book.
Campaigning for BJP candidates contesting the District Development Council (DDC) elections, Singh cautioned farmers against alleged mischievous propaganda being spread by the opposition parties that the government will take away their agricultural and other land as a consequence of the action taken on the Roshni scam.
“In the coming days to come, all these land grabbers (Roshni scam) will be brought to book and the investigation has already got initiated in several cases,”
Singh said the Roshni scamsters and land grabbers are spreading lies about the newly framed land laws for Jammu and Kashmir and trying to save their illegally occupied land from being retrieved by raising a false alarm of poor man’s land being taken away as a result of the new law.
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Govt Not To Propose Scheme Of Golden VRS

(New Delhi)Govt Not To Propose Scheme Of VRS
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.said that there is no proposal in the Government to reduce the retirement age of Government employees below 60 years.
There is no such proposal of Golden Voluntary Retirement Scheme under consideration of the Government.

RTI Activists Meets Jitendra Singh For Transparent Machanism

Dr Jitendra With Startups[New Delhi] RTI Activists Meets Jitendra Singh For Transparent Machanism
A group of RTI activists met Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh and discussed issues regarding citizens’ right to information and related concerns.
During the meeting, Singh allayed the apprehensions about there being any move to dilute the Right to Information (RTI) Act, as reported by a section of the media.
On the contrary, he said, the government, in the last four years, had worked on the principle of increasing citizen participation in governance with more accountability and transparency, an official statement said.
The delegation of RTI activists, representing Right to Information Activists Social Welfare Society, shared Singh’s concern about frivolous RTI applications.
It suggested that a mechanism to check such applications be evolved, like imposing a fine or making it mandatory for the applicants to disclose their Aadhaar number, the statement said.
The delegation also favoured a continuous and aggressive awareness campaign to educate the masses about the utility of RTI to ensure transparency and simultaneously cautioning them against its misuse for mala fide motives, it said.
Singh said the government had made efforts to fill all the 11 vacancies of the Central Information Commission (CIC).
The CIC, under the previous governments, has at times even functioned with just three or four members, he said.
He added the government had tremendously brought down the pendency of RTI applications and also cut down the disposal time.
The minister said most of the public bodies, numbering around 2,000, have been brought under the purview of the RTI Act in the last four years.
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Delhiite Babus Lodge “Anguish”& Demand Clear Guidelines: Anshu Prakash

[New Delhi]Delhiite Babus Lodge Their “Anguish” Over Assault On Anshu Prakash
A delegation of AGMUT Cadre I.A.S Association, Delhi Administrative Subordinate Services (DASS), DANICS officers’ association, Delhi Jal Board, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), engineers and Delhi Government Employees Welfare Association met Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh here today. The delegation was led by Ms Manisha Saxena, Secretary, AGMUT Cadre I.A.S. Association.
During the meeting, the delegation expressed deep anguish over the incident of alleged assault and misbehaviour with Shri Anshu Prakash, Chief Secretary, Delhi Government on February 20, 2018. The resolutions passed by IAS associations of all States/UTs and other services such as IPS, IRS, IFoS and various officers/employees associations of Government of NCT of Delhi were also presented to the Minister.
The delegation also mentioned about the previous such incidents when the officers were assaulted in past.The delegation demanded that there should be clear guidelines while functioning in the administration.
In response, Dr Jitendra Singh said that it is the responsibility of DoPT to ensure that bureaucrats and officers are treated with dignity and provided a work-friendly environment. The Minister assured that the concerns expressed by the officers in their resolution will be discussed with the concerned authorities.

PMO Solved 50% Grievance in Just 1st Month Of Running Year

[New Delhi]PM’sOffice Solved 50% Grievance in Just 1st Month Of Running Year.This Achievement Is Claimed By Dr Jitendra Singh In Rajya Sabha Today 92,652 Public Grievances Have Been Received by the PMO Between January 1 and 29, 2017. Of these, 49,196 Have Been Resolved,
As per Dr Jitendra Singh Over 10 lakh public grievances were received by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) last year,
about 42 per cent more than the complaints received in 2015, .
Union Minister Jitendra Singh informed Rajya Sabha today that The grievance redress mechanism of the PMO was in 2015 integrated with the online Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) — a portal meant for addressing complaints against government departments from people.
A total of 10,29,523 complaints were received in 2016. Of these,
7,52,635 were disposed,
During 2015,
7,25,112 public grievances were received by the PMO of which
5,58,247 were resolved, he said in a written reply to the Upper House.
These grievances were received from “very important persons and other applicants,”.
A]2015
Total Receipts: 725112 Disposal: 558247
B]2016
Total Receipts: 1029523 Disposal: 752635
C]2017 (As on 29.01.2017)
Total Receipts: 92652 Disposal: 49196

1156 Cases Pending with CBI :Govt Admits In RS

CBI[New Delhi] 1156 Cases Pending with CBI :Govt Admits In RS
1081 Regular Cases (RCs) and
75 Preliminary Enquiries (PEs)
were pending investigation/enquiry by CBI as on 31.12.2016. Dr. Jitendra Singh admitted In Rajya Sabha Today
As per Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Harivansh in the Rajya Sabha,Following Steps Are Taken To Minimize The Pending Load
(i) Approval for appointment of 66 Public Prosecutors has been conveyed to CBI.
(ii) Approval has also been conveyed for extension in deputation tenure of 31 Public Prosecutors on contract basis.
(iii)Government has sanctioned additional 92 Special Courts for CBI out of which 88 have become operational.
(iv)Power has been delegated to Director, CBI for extending of deputation in respect of Inspectors in CBI for the 9th and 10th year and also for extensions to 6th, 7th and 8th year which at present is approved by a Committee consisting of 3 members.
(v)CBI has been exempted from consultation with UPSC for recruitment to the post of DSP for a period of 3 years.
(vi)CBI imparts training to its officers/ employees in order to enhance their skills at its training centers.
Recently a scheme namely Advanced Certified Course for CBI officers has been started to enhance their investigation skills, forensic data collection, collection of evidence, skills etc. by providing them training from National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.
(vii) A plan outlay of Rs. 309.52 crore has been allocated for implementation of various schemes viz Modernization of training centers in CBI, CBI e-governance, comprehensive modernization of CBI branches/offices, Construction of CBI office building at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai and comprehensive modernization and purchase of land/construction office/Residence building for CBI etc. over 12th Five Year Plan
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Defence Awarded For Redressing 2000 Grievances During the Quarter

[New Delhi]Defence Awarded For Redressing 2000 Grievances During the Quarter Dr Jitendra Singh awards Certificates of Appreciation to the Ministries/ Departments for their performance in CPGRAMS
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh awarded the Certificates of Appreciation to the Ministries/Departments based on their performance in the Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS),
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the number of grievances received have increased in the last two years. It is an indication of increasing faith of the citizens in the grievance redressal mechanism, he added. He also said that he himself and the senior officers of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) have been personally calling the citizens whose grievances have been redressed. These calls are made at random to the citizens to take feedback from them and to ascertain their satisfaction level.
The CPGRAMS is an online web enabled application to facilitate speedy redress of public grievances as it allows for online lodging and status tracking of grievances by the citizens. The system is flexible enough to be extended to multiple levels as per the requirement of concerned Ministry/Department/ Govt. Organization for speedy forwarding and redress of grievance.
The following Ministries/ Departments have been awarded:
Group/Categories Quarter Apr- June, 2016
[A ](Ministries/ Deptts. receiving upto 300 grievances during the quarter)
Deptt. of Chemicals and Petrochemicals
[B](Ministries/ Deptts. receiving 301-2000 grievances during the quarter)
Deptt. of Expenditure
[C ](Ministries/ Deptts. receiving above 2000 grievances during the quarter
Deptt. of Defence

India, Canada Discuss Civil-Nuclear Cooperation

[New Delhi] India, Canada Discuss Civil-Nuclear Cooperation
India and Canada have discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including the civil-nuclear cooperation
The discussion was held during a meeting between Union minister Jitendra Singh and visiting Canada Minister for Natural Resources, James Gordon Carr, here yesterday.
As a country with large energy requirements, India looks forward to promoting nuclear energy production at a significant scale and the two nations can jointly work to achieve this, said Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office.
He referred to a common technological base of Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) in which India and Canada are global leaders and it is an area offering opportunity of potential bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
Singh referred to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Canada in April 2015 during which a long term uranium procurement contract was signed by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India with the Canadian Uranium producer CAMECO.
Thereafter, the first consignment of Canadian uranium reached India in December 2015 and the second consignment is expected by November this year,
Carr said that he looks forward to greater growth in Indo-Canadian cooperation during the years ahead. He also extended invitation to Singh to visit Canada at a time of his convenience.