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Blog maintained by : P. R. Nair, Private Secretary to Post Master General, (Retired) Northern Region, Calicut, Kerala Circle (email-parambilmohan@gmail.com)

Monday, June 30, 2014


Shri G. Chandramouli, (Mobile No.9490446743 & 7799590879), Stenographer (Grade-I), Office of the Superintendent of Post Offices, Anantapur Division, Anantapur-515 001, Andhra Pradesh is retiring from service on the afternoon of 30.06.2014.  He served the department about 40 years and 9 months, out of which 32 years as Stenographer.  He given a message, which is reproduced below for information to all our friends.
"I tried to do my best to my profession and in maintaining good relations with officers as well as my counter parts.  This is due to generosity  and magnanimous co-operation from all the officers and our respected Steno community.  Hence, with full of heart I express my sincere thanks to all our Steno community members."  - G. Chandramouli.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

7th CPC - Last date of submission of Memoranda is extended to 31.07.2014

7 th CPC---- Last date of submission of Memoranda is extended to 31.7.2014
Extension of last date of submission of Memoranda
The Seventh Central Pay Commission has invited all associations, unions, institutions, other organizations and interested individuals to send memoranda containing their views on the Terms of Reference of the Commission. These memoranda were to be submitted by end of May, 2014, as indicated in the letter dated 29.4.2014/Public Notice that appeared on 4.5.2014.
The Commission has received requests from several quarters that the last date for submission of the memoranda be extended. The matter has been duly considered and it has now been decided by the Commission to extend the last date of submission of memoranda from 31st May, 2014 to 31st July, 2014.

Revision of monetary ceilings for purchase of brief cases/ladies purses for official purposes-reg.

Central Working Committee Meeting of AIPSA

Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents-reg.

Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 6th June, 2014 

Sub: Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents - reg. 

There has been demand that a Government employee who is a care giver of the disabled child may not have to suffer due to displacement by means of routine transfer/rotational transfers. This demand has been made on the ground that a Government employee raises a kind of support system for his/her disabled child over a 
period of time in the locality where he/she resides which helps them in the rehabilitation. 

2. The matter has been examined. Rehabilitation is a process aimed at enabling persons with disabilities to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, and psychiatric or a social functional level. The support system comprises of preferred linguistic zone, school/academic level, administration, neighbours, tutors/special educators, friends, medical care including hospitals, therapists and doctors, etc. Thus, rehabilitation is a continuous process and creation of such support system takes years together. 

3. Considering that the Government employee.who has disabled child serve as the main care giver of such child, any displacement of such Government employee will have a bearing on the systemic rehabilitation of the disabled child since the new environment/set up could prove to be a hindrance for the rehabilitation process of the child. Therefore, a Government servant who is also a care giver of disabled child may be exempted 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. 

4. Upbringing and rehabilitation of disabled child requires financial support. Making the Government employee to choose voluntary retirement on the pretext of routine transfer/rotation transfer would have adverse impact on the rehabilitation process of the disabled child. 

5. This issues with the approval of MoS(PP). 

6. All the Ministries/Departments, etc. are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned under their control. 
(Debabrata Das) 
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Friday, June 06, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with all Secretaries of the Government of India

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Prime Minister's Office

04-June-2014 22:25 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with all Secretaries of the Government of India

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today held discussions with Secretaries of all the Ministries and senior officers of the Departments of the Government of India. Such a meeting has taken place after more than eight years.

The Prime Minister listened extensively to suggestions and comments of the Secretaries for nearly two and a half hours. Shri Modi empathized with the sentiment expressed by the Secretaries, and their anguish in not being able to realize their true potential because of circumstances. However, he expressed full faith in their commitment and competence to build a better future for the country.

He called upon the senior bureaucrats to simplify and streamline the administrative rules and procedures to make them people-friendly. He emphasized the need for a team spirit and urged the Secretaries to be leaders of their teams. He also encouraged the officers to take decisions and assured them that he would stand by them. He added that in the process of governance, ideas should be converted into institutions because institutions last longer than individuals. However, he clarified that there may be rules and processes which have become outdated, and instead of serving the process of governance, they are leading to avoidable confusion. He stressed upon the need to identify and do away with such archaic rules and procedures. He even added that the process of governance of his government should begin with cleaning-up of the offices, improving the workplace, which would automatically result in a better work culture and efficient services to the citizens.

The Prime Minister emphasized the need for use of technology for greater efficiency and effectiveness in administration. He further added that in a democracy, redressal of citizens' grievances is very important, and information technology can help greatly in this regard. He also added that through use of technology, and better understanding among departments, administrative and schematic convergence is possible. Only through collective action, faster results can be achieved. Shri Modi offered that he would always be ready to give an account of the work being done by him. The senior bureaucrats echoed this sentiment and welcomed a similar standard of accountability.

The Prime Minister said that he was accessible to all officers and encouraged them to approach him with their inputs and ideas.

Child Care Leave - Clarification - regarding.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 5th June, 2014


Subject: Child Care Leave (CCL) in respect of Central Government Employees as a result of Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations - Clarification - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No.13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 11/09/2008 regarding introduction of Child Care Leave(CCL) in respect of Central Government employees.
Subsequently, clarifications have been issued vide OMs dated 29.9.2008, 18.11.2008, 02.12.2008 and dated 07.09.2010. Child Care Leave at present is allowed for a minimum period of 15 days. References have been received from various quarters seeking a review of this stipulation.

2. The matter has been considered in consultation with Department of Expenditure, and it has been decided to remove the requirement of minimum period of 15 days’ CCL. There is no change as regards other conditions of this leave.

3. These orders take effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(S.G. Mulchandaney)
Under Secretary to the Government of India