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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The following are the rules which every Government servant must adhere to at all times as per CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (CONDUCT) RULES, 1964.

Every Government servant shall at all times--
  1. Maintain absolute integrity;
  2. Maintain devotion to duty; and
  3. Do nothing which is unbecoming of a Government servant.
  4. Commit himself to and uphold the supremacy of the Constitution and democratic values;
  5. Defend and uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State,public order, decency and morality;
  6. Maintain high ethical standards and honesty;
  7. Maintain political neutrality;
  8. Promote the principles of merit, fairness and impartiality in the discharge of duties;
  9. Maintain accountability and transparency;
  10. Maintain responsiveness to the public, particularly to the weaker section;
  11. Maintain courtesy and good behaviour with the public;
  12. Take decisions solely in public interest and use or cause to use public resources efficiently, effectively and economically;
  13. Declare any private interests relating to his public duties and take steps to resolve any conflicts in a way that protects the public interest;
  14. Not place himself under any financial or other obligations to any individual or organisation which may influence him in the performance of his official duties;
  15. Not misuse his position as civil servant and not take decisions in order to derive financial or material benefits for himself, his family or his friends;
  16. Make choices, take decisions and make recommendations on merit alone;
  17. Act with fairness and impartiality and not discriminate against anyone, particularly the poor and the under-privileged sections of society;
  18. Refrain from doing anything which is or may be contrary to any law, rules, regulations and established practices;
  19. Maintain discipline in the discharge of his duties and be liable to implement the lawful orders duly communicated to him;
  20. Maintain confidentiality in the performance of his official duties as required by any laws for the time being in force, particularly with regard to information, disclosure of which may prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, friendly relation with foreign countries or lead to incitement of an offence or illegal or unlawful gain to any person;
  21. Perform and discharge his duties with the highest degree of professionalism and dedication to the best of his abilities.
  22. Every Government servant holding a supervisory post shall take all possible steps to ensure the integrity and devotion to duty of all Government servants for the time being under his control and authority;
  23. No Government servant shall, in the performance of his official duties, or in the exercise of powers conferred on him, act otherwise than in his best judgement except when he is acting under the direction of his official superior;
  24. The direction of the official superior shall ordinarily be in writing. Oral direction to subordinates shall be avoided, as far as possible. Where the issue of oral direction becomes unavoidable, the official superior shall confirm it in writing immediately thereafter;
  25. A Government servant who has received oral direction from his official superior shall seek confirmation of the same in writing as early as possible, whereupon it shall be the duty of the official superior to confirm the direction in writing.

Consolidated Instructions on compassionate appointment — Review of FAQs dated 30.05.2013/25.02.2015 with regard to married son

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 05th September, 2016
Subject:- Consolidated Instructions on compassionate appointment — Review of FAQs dated 30.05.2013/25.02.2015 with regard to married son.
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s O.M. No. 14014/6/1994-Estt.(D) dated 09th October, 1998 and OM of even number dated 16th January, 2013 vide which Consolidated Instructions on compassionate appointment were issued. Subsequently, vide FAQ No. 13 dated 30.05.2013 it has been clarified that married sons are not considered as dependent family member and hence not eligible for consideration for compassionate appointment. The clarification with regard to married son as stipulated in FAQ No. 13 dated 30.05.2013 has been reviewed vide FAQ No 60 of even number dated 25.02.2015 as under:-
2. Pursuant to various Court Orders, the clarification/FAQ No. 13 dated 30.05.2013 and FAQ No. 60 dated 25.02.2015 has been further reviewed in consultation with the Department of Legal Affairs. It has been decided that married son can be considered for compassionate appointment if he otherwise fulfils all the other requirements of the Scheme i.e. he is otherwise eligible and fulfils the criteria laid down in this Department’s O.M. dated 16thJanuary, 2013.
3. FAQ No.13 dated 30.05.2013 and FAQ No.60 dated 25.02.2015 stands withdrawn from the date of their issue.
4. The cases of compassionate appointment rejected solely on the grounds of marital status in terms of FAQ No. 13 dated 30.05.2013 during the intervening period i.e. w.e.f. 30.05.2013 to 25.02.2015 in respect of married son may be reopened/reconsidered against vacancies occurring after issue of this OM.
5. Hindi version will follow.
(G. Jayanthi)
Director (E-I)
Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

Brief of the second meeting of the Committee on Allowances held on 01/09/2016 under the chairmanship of Secretary, Finance (Expenditure), Government of India

Date : 6.9.2016
Brief of the second meeting of the Committee on Allowances held on 01/09/2016 under the chairmanship of Secretary, Finance (Expenditure), Government of India
To obtain the views of the National Council(Staff Side)(JCM) on the recommendations of 7th CPC relating to Allowances, the second meeting of the Committee on Allowances held today under the chairmanship of Secretary, Finance(Expenditure), Government of India, with the National Council(Staff Side) JCM.
From the Official Side, Secretary(Defence), Home, DoP&T, Postal, Chairman Railway Board, J.S.(Estt.), J.S.(Pers.) and J.S.(IC), and from Staff Side(JCM), all the Standing Committee Members were present in the meeting.
At the outset, Secretary(Staff Side)(JCM) as well as Leader(Staff Side)(JCM) and other Standing Committee Member of the NC/JCM(Staff Side) expressed their anguish for non-formation of High Level Committee as was agreed to by the Group of Ministers(Government of India) for settling the issue of Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor.
The Secretary, Finance(Expenditure) told that, the committee constituted under the chairmanship of Addl. Secretary(Exp.) with J.S.(Pers.), JS(Estt.) and JS(Imp.) as Members has been made only for this purpose. Let us believe that, after the meeting, report of the said committee would be sent to the Government of India for its acceptance.
The Secretary, Finance(Expenditure) asked the Staff Side(JCM) to give their viewpoint in a Note on the Common Demands to implement these, and the Departmental grievances to their respective departments, and after that, a meeting will again be called.
Staff Side(JCM) strongly demanded that, date of effect of Allowance should be 01.01.2016. The Staff Side(JCM) explained its position as well about its demand that, House Rent Allowance should be 10%, 20% and 30% and Transport Allowance must be rationalized and exempted from the Income Tax, Children Education Allowance should be Rs.3,000 and Hostel Subsidy should be Rs.10,000 and these should also be exempted from the Income Tax.
Staff Side demanded that, Post Graduate and Professional Courses should also be covered in Children Education Allowance. The issue of Special Duty Allowance was also raised for N.E. Region by the Standing Committee Members of JCM(Staff Side). Fixed Medical Allowance should be Rs.2,000 with Dearness Allowance Indexation, Over Time Allowance must be given, Small Family Allowance should be continued and Dress Allowance needs to be reviewed. Various Departmental Allowances, which have been abolished, should be allowed to continue, like Breakdown Allowance in the Railways and Fixed Conveyance Allowance to Postal Department employees. All the Standing Committee Members raised various issues related to Allowances.
This is for your information.
Source : ncjcmstaffside