20 February 2015

A representation received from Shri Prem Singh, Stenographer.

Sir,
One of your colleague or a member of Central / Postal Stenographer's Community is struggling towards the harassment done by some specific Postal Officers  and has represented to competent authorities i.e. PMG, CPMG, as directed by Union representatives and received no reliefs after 3-4 months of representation and doing the work of an MTS, the work of receipt and registration of dak, all Union Matters, Rajbhasha work. And as I think, not a single line has been written by Union side to postal authorities after sending many emails with authentic proofs and facts.
Thank you for your this kind of co-orporation and hope to keep it up.
PREM SINGH
Steno to SPOs,
Bikaner Division,
Bikaner (Rajasthan)

19 February 2015

Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training etc.

G.I., Finane Ministry, O.M.No.19030/3/2013-E.IV, dated 17.2.2015
Subject:- Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training etc.
References have been received in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure seeking provision in the Rules/instructions regulating Travelling Allowance, in order to allow grant of Travelling Allowance to the Government servant with Disabilities in respect of an Attendant/Escort accompanying such a Government servant with Disabilities during travel while on tour/training, etc. At present there are no provisions in the Travelling Allowance rules which allows Government servants to claim Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort accompanying them on tour/ training, etc. where such Government servants require the assistance of an Attendant/Escort for travel.

2. The matter has been considered and it has now been decided to allow Travelling Allowance in respect of the Attendant/Escort, for accompanying a Government servant with Disabilities during travel while on tour/training, etc., to be claimed by the Government servant with Disabilities. The admissibility of Travelling Allowance, in respect of the Attendant/Escort accompanying a Government servant with Disabilities, would be subject to the following conditions:-
(a) Ordinarily, the field offices/local administrative offices at the touring station, which the Government servant with Disabilities is required to visit on tour or training institutes where the Government servant with Disabilities is required to undergo training, would be required to provide an Attendant/Escort, from the existing pool of staff/persons employed, from the time the Government servant with Disabilities arrives at the destination and till such time the Government servant with Disabilities departs from that destination back to his headquarter station/place from where the Government servant with Disabilities had initially proceeded to that destination. During travel abroad, either on foreign tour/training, the Indian Missions/Posts (Embassy of India) at the country of visit would be required to .provide an Attendant/Escort, from the existing pool of staff/persons employed, during the period of stay of the Government servant with Disabilities in that country.
(b) Only when field offices/local administrative offices at the touring station or training institutes or Indian Missions/Posts at the country of visit, as the case may be, officially express their inability to provide an Attendant/Escort to the visiting Government servant with Diabilities, would the claim of Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort accompanying the Government servant with Disabilities arise. In such cases, fare for travel of Attendant/Escort accompanying Government servant with Disabilities would be reimbursed. While for travel by air, Airlines•are expected to provide assistance to Government.servant with Disabilities during travel as per Airlines policies, a Government servant with Disabilities however, can take along his personal Attendant/Escort for travel by Indian Railways for assistance during journey and boarding/de-boarding, even when an Attendant/Escort at destination station is provided officially.
(c) In all cases, Government servant with Disabilities are required to purchase travel tickets for self and Attendant/Escort at concessional rates, if any, offered by Railways/Airlines.
(d) The facility of Travelling Allowance for the Attendant/Escort would only be admissible to those Government servants with Disabilities, wherein it is certified by the competent Medical Authority that such a person compulsorily requires assistance of another person for travel. Under this clause, necessary certificate is to be obtained from the Head of Department of a Government Civil Hospital designated for the type/form of disability of the Government servant. Based on the certificate from competent Medical Authority, Heads of Departments would have to further satisfy the need for an Attendant/Escort during travel of the Government servant, before allowing the journey for the Attendant/Escort.
(e) Subject to clause (d) above, Travelling Allowance for the Attendant/Escort would be admissible to the Government servant with Disabilities while on tour (domestic or foreign). However, the authority deputing such a Government servant with Disabilities on tour would have to record in writing that the tour is considered necessary in the discharge of duties and responsibilities assigned to the Government servant with Disabilities.
(f) Subject to clause (d) above, Travelling Allowance for the Attendant/Escort would also be admissible to the Government servant with Disabilities when deputed on training provided it is recorded by the authority competent to depute such officials on training that such training is a mandatory training for career progression or induction training for probationers.
(g) Travelling Allowance consists of two parts; Mileage Allowance and Daily Allowance. No Daily Allowance would be admissible to the Attendant/Escort of the Government servant with Disabilities. Mileage Allowance would be admissible to the Attendant/Escort at the same rate and in the same class of accommodation, as the Government servant with Disabilities is entitled to under the Revised Travelling Allowance Rules, read with travel restrictions imposed under austerity measures/economy instructions, issued from time to time by the Government. However, in case of travel by any of the modes of conveyance by road, as prescribed under the Travelling Allowance rules, no separate mileage allowance would be admissible to the Government servant with Disabilities, in respect of the Attendant/Escort, except where the travel is by public bus.
(h) For commuting between residence to office and back, certain categories of Government servants with Disabilities are eligible for Transport Allowance at double the normal rates. As no Travelling Allowance is admissible to Government servants for training at headquarter station, consequently, no claim of Travelling Allowance to the Attendant/Escort of the Government servant with Disabilities would be admissible for training at headquarter station.
3. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned,these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – Dopt orders Feb 2015

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F. No. 11013/3/2014-Estt.(A), dated 17.2.2015
Subject: Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 — Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year — regarding
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’ OM of even no. dated /16.01.2015 clarifying the provisions relating to submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants. As per this clarification, all Government Servants have been advised that:
(i) The annual Immovable Property Return (IPR), as on 31.12.2014, under the existing CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1964 is required to be filed on or before 31.01.2015;
(ii) The first return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (as on 01.08.2014) should be filed on or before 30.04.2015; and
(iii) The next annual return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, for the year ending 31.03.2015, should be filed on or before 31.07.2015.
2. The Secretaries of all Ministries/ Departments have also been requested that all concerned may be suitably advised to file the IPRs and the return under the Lokpal Act as per the dates indicated above. A compliance report in respect of the IPRs filed by Group ‘A’ Officers of the Central Civil Services, as on 31.01.2015, has also been requested by 30.04.2015. It has also been requested that similar action may be taken by the authorities controlling services not covered by the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964.
3. In this regard it has been directed that all preparatory steps for the purpose of filing returns under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, be put in place. An online system for filling the annual declarations of assets and liabilities by the public servants, as in PRISM (Property Related Information System) for IAS officers developed by NIC, may be adopted.
4. The Cadre Controlling Authorities are accordingly requested to please take immediate steps for putting in place all preparatory steps.

MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES - instructions regarding,

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.35034/3/2008-Estt. (D), dated 18.2.2015
Subject:-MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES - instructions regarding,
This Department on the recommendation of Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para 6.1.15 of its report and in supersession of previous Assured Career Progression Scheme, vide O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 19.05.2009 introduced the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees which is operational w.e.f. 01.09.2008. MACP Scheme envisages the three financial upgradations at intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of continuous regular service to all regularly appointed Group “A”, “B”, and “C” Central Government Civilian Employees.
2. As per para 6 of DOPT’s O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 19.05.2009, the Screening Committee would follow a time-schedule and meet twice in a financial year – preferably in the first week of January and first week of July of a year for advance processing of the cases maturing in that half. Accordingly, cases maturing during the first-half (April-September) of a particular financial year would be taken up for consideration by the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of January. Similarly, the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of July of any financial year would process the cases that would be maturing during the second-half (October-March) of the same financial year.
3. It has come to notice of this Department that the benefits of MACPS are not being granted as per the schedule/provisions in the MACP Scheme leading to dissatisfaction and grievances among the employees. Therefore, Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure strict compliance to the time limits indicated in MACPS for grant of benefits under this scheme as and when the employees become eligible for such benefits.

16 February 2015

LTC 80 Scheme – Air India Domestic Fare effective from 2.2.2015 for Central Govt Employees

Revised list of LTC 80 Fare with effect from 2nd February 2015 is released by Air India (Last updated on 3.11.2014).  Already Dopt issued orders for relaxation to travel by air to visit Jammu & Kashmir, NER and Andaman Nicobar Islands on 26.9.2014. An additional Tourist destination has been granted to visit for central government employees in this order. Through this LTC relaxation they can now travel to Port Blair by Air from Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar if they are not entitled to travel by air. Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class.
And the DOPT issued an another clarification orders on 28th November 2014 regarding air travel by private airlines. As per the order, Officers entitled to travel by air may also travel by private airlines from their headquarters & Officers not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by private airlines between Delhi /Amritsar and any place in J&K. Air travel by private airlines is to be performed in Economy Class only an at LTC- 80 fare of Air India or less.
 
LTC 80 Scheme – Air India Domestic Fare effective from 2.2.2015 – New fare list
S No SECTOR & V.V
HLTC (Economy Class) DLTC (Executive Class) Airline Fuel Charge



Base Fare Base Fare
1 Agartala Guwahati 4831 10140 1850
2 Agartala Kolkata 3891 8506 1850
3 Agartala Silchar 4401
1850
4 Agatti Bengaluru 10691
1850
5 Agatti Chennai 10646
2150
6 Agatti Kochi 8571
1850
7 Agatti Kozhikode 7471
1850
8 Agra Delhi 5681 15327 1850
9 Agra Khajuraho 3891 8506 1850
10 Agra Varanasi 4946 12951 1850
11 Agra Mumbai 8571
2950
12 Ahmedabad Chennai 7426 26186 2950
13 Ahmedabad Delhi 6000 15502 2150
14 Ahmedabad Hyderabad 7076 19532 2150
15 Ahmedabad Mumbai 4351 13425 1850
16 Aizawl Guwahati 5351
1850
17 Aizawl Imphal 4466 7337 1850
18 Aizawl Kolkata 4626 11108 1850
19 Allahabad Delhi 6541
1850
20 Allahabad Kanpur 4751
1850
21 Allahabad Mumbai 9401
2950
22 Amritsar Delhi 4366 12436 1850
23 Aurangabad Delhi 8801 21747 2150
24 Aurangabad Mumbai 4451 10133 1850
25 Bagdogra Delhi 9716 21024 2950
26 Bagdogra Guwahati 4536 8398 1850
27 Bagdogra Kolkata 5436 13188 1850
28 Bengaluru Chennai 4701 10691 1850
29 Bengaluru Delhi 9901 28985 3650
30 Bengaluru Goa 5151 13297 1850
31 Bengaluru Hyderabad 5451 14823 1850
32 Bengaluru Kochi 4501 10907 1850
33 Bengaluru Kolkata 9701 30799 3650
34 Bengaluru Mangalore 4936
1850
35 Bengaluru Mumbai 6851 16356 2150
36 Bengaluru Pune 6184 16506 1850
37 Bengaluru Tirupati 5221
1850
38 Bengaluru Trivandrum 5451 12473 1850
39 Bhopal Delhi 4801 14856 1850
40 Bhopal Indore 4281 8625 1850
41 Bhopal Mumbai 5356 15560 1850
42 Bhubaneshwar Chennai 8291 17520 2950
43 Bhubaneshwar Delhi 9001 27424 2950
44 Bhubaneshwar Kolkata 5406 11764 1850
45 Bhubaneshwar Mumbai 9401 29518 2950
46 Bhubaneshwar Port Blair 11216
2950
47 Bhuj Mumbai 6541
1850
48 Chandigarh Delhi 4301 10534 1850
49 Chandigarh Mumbai 8836 26295 2950
50 Chennai Coimbatore 4251 12166 1850
51 Chennai Delhi 8456 28474 3650
52 Chennai Goa 6311 16217 1850
53 Chennai Hyderabad 4451 13732 1850
54 Chennai Kochi 5251 14630 1850
55 Chennai Kolkata 8566 27543 2950
56 Chennai Madurai 4251 11801 1850
57 Chennai Mumbai 8571 18623 2950
58 Chennai Pune 7851 21017 2150
59 Chennai Portblair 9411 24229 2950
60 Chennai Trivandrum 5601 14637 1850
61 Chennai Vishakhapatnam 4801 14673 1850
62 Coimbatore Delhi 9751 32763 3650
63 Coimbatore Kozhikode 4451 6739 1850
64 Coimbatore Mumbai 8001 18331 2950
65 Dehradun Delhi 5221 13980 1850
66 Dehli Dharamsala 4821
1850
67 Delhi Gaya 6851 19532 2150
68 Delhi Goa 8821 25860 3650
69 Delhi Guwahati 9811 24988 3650
70 Delhi Gwalior 5051 9977 1850
71 Delhi Hyderabad 8401 25748 2950
72 Delhi Imphal 9081 27248 3650
73 Delhi Indore 4851 15867 1850
74 Delhi Jabalpur 6401
1850
75 Delhi Jaipur 3551 8815 1850
76 Delhi Jammu 4401 13181 1850
77 Delhi Jodhpur 5706 14290 1850
78 Delhi Kanpur 5701
1850
79 Delhi Khajuraho 5651 15108 1850
80 Delhi Kochi 12351 37731 3650
81 Delhi Kolkata 9061 24251 2950
82 Delhi Kozhikode 10051 32763 3650
83 Delhi Kullu 6301
1850
84 Delhi Leh 5501 15141 1850
85 Delhi Lucknow 4821 12505 1850
86 Delhi Ludhiana 4351
1850
87 Delhi Mangalore 9901 29248 3650
88 Delhi Mumbai 8951 22740 2950
89 Delhi Pantnagar 4301
1850
90 Delhi Nagpur 7171 17336 2150
91 Delhi Pathankot 5101
1850
92 Delhi Patna 7151 17265 2150
93 Delhi Port Blair 21516
3650
94 Delhi Pune 9401 28208 2950
95 Delhi Raipur 7851 22112 2150
96 Delhi Ranchi 8811 20732 2950
97 Delhi Srinagar 6201 13370 1850
98 Delhi Surat 9101 20819 2150
99 Delhi Tirupati 9016 23756 3650
100 Delhi Trivandrum 12156 37731 3650
101 Delhi Udaipur 5786 15382 1850
102 Delhi Vadodra 7051 19853 2150
103 Delhi Varanasi 5681 15327 1850
104 Delhi Vijayawada 8566 26202 2950
105 Delhi Vishakhapatnam 10401 30218 2950
106 Dibrugarh Dimapur 3251 5106 1850
107 Dibrugarh Guwahati 4801
1850
108 Dibrugarh Kolkata 7401 14776 2150
109 Dibrugarh Lilabari 4051
1850
110 Dimapur Guwahati 4701
1850
111 Dimapur Imphal 4401
1850
112 Dimapur Kolkata 6101 13822 1850
113 Dimapur Shillong 4101
1850
114 Gaya Kolkata 4501 11744 1850
115 Gaya Varanasi 4851 9518 1850
116 Goa Kochi 5001 15159 1850
117 Goa Hyderabad 5251 13657 1850
118 Goa Mumbai 5321 11232 1850
119 Goa Pune 4536 8874 1850
120 Goa Srinagar 12351 38431 3650
121 Guwahati Imphal 4901 9498 1850
122 Guwahati Jorhat 3736
1850
123 Guwahati Kolkata 5076 11465 1850
124 Guwahati Lilabari 5151
1850
125 Guwahati Silchar 5251
1850
126 Guwahati Tezpur 4436
1850
127 Gwalior Mumbai 8401 19551 2150
128 Hyderabad Kolkata 9696 24985 2950
129 Hyderabad Mumbai 5251 14980 1850
130 Hyderabad Pune 5231 14265 1850
131 Hyderabad Tirupati 4656 12571 1850
132 Hyderabad Varanasi 8811 21806 2950
133 Hyderabad Vijayawada 5051 10655 1850
134 Hyderabad Vishakhapatnam 4946 12951 1850
135 Imphal Kolkata 4281 11680 1850
136 Imphal Silchar 4601
1850
137 Indore Mumbai 4481 12637 1850
138 Jaipur Mumbai 7851 18794 2150
139 Jammu Leh 4886 9069 1850
140 Jammu Srinagar 4403 6998 1850
141 Jamnagar Mumbai 5181 12400 1850
142 Jodhpur Mumbai 7686 18670 2150
143 Jodhpur Udaipur 4231 8724 1850
144 Jorhat Kolkata 4976
1850
145 Jorhat Tezpur 4136
1850
146 Kanpur Kolkata 7401
2150
147 Khajuraho Varanasi 4936 12681 1850
148 Kochi Kozhikode 3501 7283 1850
149 Kochi Madurai 4301
1850
150 Kochi Mumbai 8401 21634 2950
151 Kochi Trivandrum 4301 8326 1850
152 Kolkata Kochi 10051
3650
153 Kolkata Lilabari 7800
2150
154 Kolkata Mumbai 8486 23558 3650
155 Kolkata Patna 5706
1850
156 Kolkata Port Blair 11071 26781 2950
157 Kolkata Ranchi 4536
1850
158 Kolkata Shillong 5481
1850
159 Kolkata Silchar 5001 11085 1850
160 Kolkata Tezpur 5151
1850
161 Kozhikode Chennai 5151
1850
162 Kozhikode Kolkata 8456
3650
163 Kozhikode Mumbai 9100 16513 2150
164 Kozhikode Trivandrum 4391
1850
165 Kullu Pathankot 4001
1850
166 Leh Srinagar 4603 8283 1850
167 Lilabari Tezpur 3881
1850
168 Lucknow Mumbai 8051 24985 2950
169 Lucknow Varanasi 4626 9607 1850
170 Ludhiana Pathankot 4201
1850
171 Madurai Mumbai 7851 23657 2950
172 Mangalore Mumbai 6086 15761 1850
173 Mumbai Nagpur 5001 15159 1850
174 Mumbai Raipur 9500 20692 2150
175 Mumbai Rajkot 5281 12473 1850
176 Mumbai Ranchi 9751 22813 2950
177 Mumbai Srinagar 9016 23756 3650
178 Mumbai Trivandrum 10201 23901 2950
179 Mumbai Udaipur 4786 15407 1850
180 Mumbai Varanasi 9696 24511 2950
181 Mumbai Vishakhapatnam 9101 24872 2950
182 Patna Ranchi 4603
1850
183 Raipur Bhubaneshwar 4281 9977 1850
184 Raipur Nagpur 5181 12660 1850
185 Raipur Vishakhapatnam 4251 11606 1850
186 Shillong Jorhat 4551
1850
187 Silchar Tezpur 4101
1850
188 Tirupati Vijayawada 5406
1850
189 Vishakhapatnam Bhubaneshwar 5321 10518 1850






Islanders Fares Sector & v.v
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Port Blair Kolkata 5016 8632 2950

Port Blair Chennai 4816 8272 2950
Note : Above fares are valid for sale in Port Blair only against Identity Card.

13 February 2015

Small Savings Schemes in Post Offices-suggestions-reg.


Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS)- sanctioned strength of Officers

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.15/112014-CS.II-(A), 11.2.2015
Subject: Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS)- sanctioned strength of Officers – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to say that Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) is under process in this Department. In this regard, the information rebted to sanctioned strength of the officers who are entitled to the assistance of the CSSS personnel is urgently required.
2. In view of above, all the cadre units are requested to furnish the requisite information related to sanctioned strength of the officers to this Department as per Annexure to the O.M through fax / e-mail by 13th February, 2015 positively.

11 February 2015

Encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC – Clarification issued by DOPT

Government of India,  Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.14028/2/2012-Estl(L), 9.2.2015

Subject: Encashment earned leave alongwith LTC- clarification.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.(A), dated 23s September, 2008 allowing encashment of earned leave alongwith LTC and to say that references have been received with regard to the number of times that a Government servant can avail of the encashment within the same block.

It is clarified that the Government servants governed by the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 and entitled to avail LTC may encash earned leave upto 10 days at the time of availing both types of LTCs, i.e. `Hometown’ and ‘anywhere in India’. However, when the one and the same LTC is being availed of by the Government servant and his family members separately in a block year, encashment of leave would be restricted to one occasion only.