Tag: Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT)

Centre Makes Its Rules Easy For Disabled Employees

[New Delhi]Don’t Demote Or Lay off Disabled Employees :Centre
Central Govt Says Don’t lay off or demote employees for disability
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has amended Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,1972, to make it easier for such employees to continue in service or to get invalid pension
Now No establishment shall dispense with or reduce in rank, an employee who acquires a disability during his service.
It also makes it mandatory for the government departments not to deny promotion to “a person merely on the ground of his disability”.
If a government servant,retires from the service on account of any bodily or mental infirmity which permanently incapacitates him for the service he may be granted invalid pension or service gratuity depending upon the length of his qualifying service on the date of retirement,
In case a government servant applies for an invalid pension, he shall be required to submit a medical certificate of incapacity from a medical board

NGOs, 50 Lakh Babus to File Assets Details by December 31

[New Delhi]NGOs, babus to File Assets Details by December 31
Central government employees, NGOs receiving foreign and domestic grant and their executives need to file details of their assets and liabilities by the extended deadline of December 31.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) today issued an order notifying the new deadline.
This is the sixth extension given to about 50 lakh government employees for filing details of assets and liabilities, along with that of their spouses and dependent children, as part of mandatory obligations under the Lokpal Act.
Whereas, for Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and their executives, this is the first such extension.
The existing deadline was to end on Sunday.
The Lok Sabha had on Wednesday passed the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Bill, 2016. It got Rajya Sabha nod yesterday.
With the latest extension, the declarations now need to be filed by December 31.
As per rules, notified under the Lokpal Act, every public servant shall file declaration, information and annual returns pertaining to his assets and liabilities as on March 31 every year or on or before July 31 of that year.
For 2014, the last date for filing returns was September 15 of that year. It was first extended till December 2014, then till April 30, 2015 and third extension was up to October 15. The date was then extended to April 15 and then July 31, this year for filing of the returns.
The DoPT had last month issued an order bringing NGOs receiving more than Rs one crore in government grants and donations above Rs 10 lakh from abroad under the ambit of the Lokpal.
The order had mandated filing of mandatory returns of the assets and liabilities by such organisations and their executives — director, manager, secretary or any other officer.

Central Govt Directs Its 50 Lakh Babus To Declare Assets Under LokPal Act

[New Delhi]Central Govt Of India Directs Its Babus To Declare Their Assets By April 15
All central government employees have been asked to mandatorily file details of their assets and liabilities, including those of their spouse and dependent children, for past two years by April 15.This Is required under the Lokpal Act.
These declarations under the ACT are in addition to similar ones filed by the employees under various services rules.
An employee has to give details of deposits in foreign bank accounts, expensive paintings, antiques, furniture, electronic equipment, movable assets, insurance, bonds, shares and mutual funds, among others, in the declaration.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has recently written to secretaries of all central government ministries to ensure that the employees working under them declare details of their assets.
“The declarations and returns for the years 2014 and 2015 are required to be filed by all public servants by April 15, 2016 mandatorily,”
For 2016, they have to file another return of their assets by July 31, this year,
There are about 50 lakh central government employees.
As per DoPT An investment above Rs 2 lakh has to be reported individually. Investments below Rs 2 lakh may be reported together. “Details of deposits in foreign bank(s)(have) to be given separately,
The DoPT has already made it clear that there will be no extension in the last date of filing the returns.

PMO Reverts Back 12 Junior Personnel And Selects New 16

[New Delhi] PMO Reverts Back 12 Junior Personnel And Selects New 16
12 junior level personnel have been removed from the Prime Minister’s Office and posted to various central government ministries.
Of them,
As per an order issued today by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT),
3 have been sent to Defence Ministry,
2 each to Agriculture and Cooperation, and Information and Broadcasting departments, and
1 each to Commerce, Food and Public Distribution, Higher Education, Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Road Transport and Highways,
The order did not cite any reason behind relieving the employees of Assistant Section Officers grade from the PMO.
Meanwhile, 16 new employees have been appointed to the PMO.
The services of these employees, who were working as Senior Secretariat Assistants in various ministries, have been transferred to Home Ministry. They all will further be posted to the PMO, it said.

Centre Rechristens Its Clerks To Assistants

[New Delhi]Centre Rechristens Its Clerks To Assistants Present Assistants Are Renamed Assistant Section Officer.
Central Govt changes clerical designations for its Clerical staff
Designations like Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Upper Division Clerk (UDC) in central government’s employee hierarchy have been replaced with new nomenclature.
The posts of UDC and LDC under Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) have been rechristened as Senior Secretariat Assistant and Junior Secretariat Assistant, respectively, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
Besides, the post of Assistant under Central Secretariat Service (CSS) has been renamed as Assistant Section Officer, it said.
Both the CSCS and CSS form the backbone of administrative work in the central government.
The total sanctioned strength of CSS and CSCS is 11,467 and 5,933 respectively.
Earlier in March, the DoPT had decided to replace the ‘class’ categorisation for specifying the seniority of its employees with new alphabetical groupings.
The posts under the central government will be denoted as groups A, B, C and D instead of classes I, II, III and IV in the service rules, it had said.
The Class-III (Group C) employees had expressed concern that they were taunted as ‘third-class’ employees due to the categorisation.
The Class-I classification is for gazetted officers while Class-II refers to mainly the non-gazetted officers, though there are some gazetted officers in this category too.
Class-III comprises clerical staff and Class-IV (which is now subsumed in Class III or Group C) includes peons and helps or multi-tasking staff in the government hierarchy.

Central Govt’s48Lakhs Employees Warned Of Action if They Raise Grievances with PM

[New Delhi] Central Govt’s 48 Lakhs Employees Would Face Action if They Raise Grievances Direct with PM
Central Govt has issued these warnings for its 48 Lakh Babus
All central government employees, including officials of Army and para military forces, were today warned of “action” if they raise service matters related grievances to the Prime Minister, directly.
Warning employees, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said such submission of representations directly to other authorities by-passing the prescribed channel of communication, has to be viewed seriously and appropriate disciplinary action should be taken against those who violate these.
As per these instructions, wherever a government servant wishes to press a claim or to seek redressal of a grievance, the proper course for him is to address his immediate official superior, or head of his office, or such other authority at the appropriate level who is competent to deal with the matter in the organisation. Writing to higher authorities, can rightly be treated as an unbecoming conduct, it said in a directive.
As per DoPT “In spite of these instructions, it has been observed that government servants including officers and officials of para military forces and Army personnel continue to represent directly to the Prime Minister, Minister, Secretary (Personnel) and other higher authorities, directly,”
DoPT reiterated that the existing instructions may be brought to the notice of all government servants including officials of para military forces and members of armed forces and “action taken against those who violate these instructions”,
The forms of communication also include e-mails or raising it through public grievances portal etc,
The DoPT has also reminded the employees of the government’s directive prohibiting them from bringing outside influence in respect of matter pertaining to his service matter. “Representation by relatives of government servant is also treated as outside influence,”
There are about 48 lakh central government employees.