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Friday, June 28, 2019

Recruitment in Govt. Department/Ministries - SSC has planned to fill up 1,03,266 & Railway has notified 1,56,138 vacancies for 2019-20


Recruitment in Government Departments/ Ministries is a continuous process. Vacancies are caused in Government sector due to retirement, resignation, death, creation of new posts etc. There are various recruiting agencies in the Government, which conduct recruitment for vacancies reported to them by the user Departments/Ministries. 
The Staff Selection Commission has planned to conduct examinations to fill up the 1,03,266 vacancies reported by various Ministries/Departments during the years 2019 and 2020.
Railway Board has notified 05 (five) Centralized Employment Notifications in 2018-19 for new and future vacancies likely to arise in two years, covering 1,56,138 vacancies of various Group ‘C’ and Level-1 posts.
The above said statement has submitted by Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension in reply of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 705
ANSWERED ON: 26.06.2019
New Appointments in Government Sector
Saugata Roy
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has any proposal to appoint/hire about five lakh personnel in various Government departments/Ministries in the two years; 
(b) if so, the details thereof; 
(c) whether such appointments are going to be on temporary basis; and 
(d) if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) to (d): - As above -
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Source PDF: PDF/WORD(Hindi) PDF/WORD

Expert Committee for Creamy Layer under the Chairmanship of former DoPT Secretary

Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs): An Expert Committee has been constituted by the Government of India under the Chairmanship of Shri B.P. Sharma (former Secretary, DoPT) on 08.03.2019 

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Expert Committee for revisiting Creamy Layer for OBCS

An Expert Committee has been constituted by the Government of India under the Chairmanship of Shri B.P. Sharma (former Secretary, DoPT) on 08.03.2019 to examine the issues related to Creamy layer equivalence among the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs).

The Terms of Reference for the Expert Committee are as under:-

I. To examine issues arising from the implementation of the OM dated 08.09.1993 and to revisit the criteria evolved by the Expert Committee (Prasad Committee) and thereafter to give recommendations for redefining, simplifying and streamlining the concept of creamy layer while keeping in view the observations of the Supreme Court in the Indra Sawhney case.

II. If then necessary, to give recommendations for establishing the equivalence of posts of employees in PSUs etc. mentioned in Category II-C of the OM dated 08.09.1993.

III. To examine the issue of candidates of Civil Services Examination where cases have not been settled.

IV. To examine and recommend whether the Certificates of Equivalence issued by State Governments in respect of posts and services under the instrumentalities controlled by the State Government should be accepted for applying the test of equivalence for comparability vis-a-vis State Governments posts while applying the exclusion criterion of creamy layer; if so, then recommend modalities for issuing such Equivalence Certificates with adequate safeguards and level of authorities of State Government for approving such Certificates.

V. To examine the specific cases of candidates, who had submitted Equivalence Certificates from various authorities of States, which were not considered in absence of a policy in this regard in the Civil Services Examination 2017 and to make specific recommendation on each case, whether to accept the Equivalence Certificate, in consultation with the authorities of the concerned State Governments to satisfy about the veracity of such certificates.

VI. Any other matter that is referred to the Committee by the Competent Authority.
The report of the Committee is likely to be received soon.


This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
Source: PIB

SSC CGL Examination (Tier-I) Official Answer keys 2018 Released

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has published Official Answer keys for Combined Graduate Level (Tier -I) Examination-2018, Check below for more details.

Exam Name: Combined Graduate Level (Tier -I) Examination-2018

Answer key with response sheet: Click Here

Counting of induction training period for grant of financial upgradation under TBOP/ BCR Scheme


7th Pay Commission Leave Travel Concession Travel Entitlement as per Pay Matrix

Leave Travel Concession is the one of the most important facility for Central Government employees to travel within India and Andaman Islands by Air also. And another most highlighted point that the employee is eligible to travel with their family members (Dependants). LTC has given in two segments as block year for to visit home town and selected place in India.

7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations on LTC
7th Pay Commission Recommendations on Leave Travel Concession (LTC): LTC is granted to Central Government employees to facilitate home travel as well as travel to different parts of the country. Presently two hometown visits are allowed in a block of four years with one hometown visit substitutable with “All India” visit. However, for the first two 4-year blocks, three hometown visits and one “All India” visit are permissible.
There are demands to increase the frequency of LTC, especially of the “All India” visit, and extend LTC to foreign countries also. Personnel posted on islands have requested the Commission that splitting of hometown LTC may be permitted so that their families can visit them from the mainland once a year and they (the employees) can also travel to the mainland once a year to visit the family. Personnel of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) have sought parity with other CAPFs for facility of Additional LTC. Railway employees have strongly represented that there are many places that are not connected by rail and in absence of LTC, they are not able to visit these places. Hence they should be allowed the facility of LTC in lieu of certain number of their free passes. Similar sentiments have also been expressed by employees whose spouses are Railway employees.
Analysis and Recommendations: 
Extension of LTC to foreign countries is not in the ambit of this Commission.
The proposal to split hometown LTC has merit and can be considered. Hence, it is recommended that splitting of hometown LTC should be allowed in case of employees posted in North East, Ladakh and Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep. This will enable these employee and their families to meet more often.
Presently, personnel of Defence forces serving in field/high altitude/CI Ops areas are granted one additional free railway warrant. This should be extended to all personnel of CAPFs and the Indian Coast Guard mutatis mutandis.
The facility of Additional LTC should be extended to SSB personnel, at par with other CAPFs.
Regarding bringing Railway employees (and employees whose spouses are Railway servants) into the fold of LTC, the following is recommended:
a. No hometown LTC will be admissible to Railway employees, only “All India” LTC will be granted once in four years.
b. For the grant of LTC, all passes for the current year will have to be surrendered.
c. If the employee has already availed of a pass in any year, then LTC will not be allowed in that year.
d. If both spouses are Railway servants, then surrender of passes of any one of them will suffice. 
e. For the purposes of this allowance, year means Calendar year.
All eligible Central Government Employees can avail advance up to 90% of the fare on LTC
Leave Encashment permitted at the time of retirement 300 Days (Excludes 60 Days EL Encashment during LTC)
LTC (Train, Air, Ship and Road) – Travel Entitlements as per 7th CPC
Pay Level in Pay Matrix
Travel Entitlement (Train)
14 and above
AC-I by train
12 and 13
AC-I Class
9 to 11
AC-II Class
6 to 8
AC-II Class
5 and below
First Class/ AC-III/ AC Chair car by train
Pay Level in Pay Matrix
Travel Entitlement (Air)
14 and above
Business/Club class
12 and 13
Economy Class
9 to 11
Economy Class
6 to 8
5 and below
Pay Level in Pay Matrix
Travel Entitlement (Sea)
14 and above
Highest Class
12 and 13
Highest Class
9 to 11
Highest Class
6 to 8
2 Classes-Lower Class
4 and 5
2 Classes-Lower Class, 3 Classes-Middle,
4 Classes-3 Class
3 and below
Lowest Class
Pay Level in Pay Matrix
Travel Entitlement (Road)
14 and above
Actual Fare in AC Bus, AC Taxi
12 and 13
Actual Fare in AC Bus
9 to 11
Actual Fare in AC Bus
6 to 8
Actual Fare in AC Bus
5 and below
Actual Fare in Public Bus

Revision of Syllabus and Pattern of Examinations conducted by Department of Posts for appointment to the posts of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS), Postman, Mail Guard, Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant - regarding



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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Promotion to the grade of HSG-I NFG :Status quo to be maintained


Amendment in Rule 21 of GDS (Conduct & Engagement ) Rules, 2011 for all categories of GDS

Implementation of approved recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on amendment in Rule 21 of GDS (Conduct & Engagement ) Rules, 2011 for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)

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Child Care Allowance for Divyang Women

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
26-June-2019 16:32 IST

Child Care Allowance for Divyang Women 

Consequent upon implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, the rates of special allowance for women with disabilities have been increased from Rs.1500 per month to Rs.3000 per month for child care which shall be payable from the time of child’s birth till the child is two years old. This special allowance shall be payable for a maximum of two eldest surviving children and would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. It is effective from 1st July, 2017 and applicable to all Central Government disabled woman employees, irrespective of their place of posting, including in Uttar Pradesh.
No specific information regarding the financial burden on Government exchequer in this regard available
This information was provided by the 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 Lok Sabha today.
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BB/NK/JMS/664

Review of Rule 12 of GDS conduct and Engagement;Rules-2011 for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

No.17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts (GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan,
 Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001
Dated: 26.06.2019

OFFICE MEMORANDIIM

Subject : Review of Rule 12 of GDS conduct and Engagement;Rules-2011 for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

            The undersigned is directed to refer to Rule 12 of GDS regarding Put off Duty of GDS (Conduct and Engagement Rules, 2011

2. The Competent Authority has approved the following substitution rn Rule -12 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 containing the Put off Duty for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in super-session of all earlier instruction/ order on the subject :-

"12. Put off Duty

(1) The Engaging Authority or any authority to which the Engaging Authority is subordinate or any other authority empowered in that behalf by the Government, by general or special order, may put a Sevak off duty

 (a) Where a disciplinary proceedings against him is contemplated or is pending or

(b) Where a case against him in respect of any criminal offense is under investigation, inquiry or trial:

Provided that in cases involving fraud or embezzlement, the Sevak holding any post specified in the Schedule to these rules may be put off duty by the Inspector of Post Offices or the Assistant  Superintendent  Post offices of the Sub Division as the case may be under immediate intimation to the Engaging Authority.

.2. Where Inspector of Post Offices or the Assistant Superintendent of Post Offices of the Sub-Division ie not the Engaging Authority, an order made by them under Sub-Rule (1) shall cease to be effective on the expiry of fifteen days from the date of such order unless earlier confirmed or cancelled by the Engaging Authority or the Authority to which the Engaging Authority is subordinate.

3. A Sevak shall be entitled to an amount of compensation as ex-gratia payment equal to 26% of his/her Time Related Continuity Allowance together with admissible Dearness Allowance per month for the period of put off duty.


Provided that where the period of put of duty exceeds 90 days, the Engaging Authority or the authority to which the Engaging Authority or any other authority empowered in this behalf, as the case may be, who made the order of put duty shall be competent to vary the amount of compensation for any period subsequent to the period of lirst 90 davs as follows:-


(i) The amount of compensation as ex-gratia payment may be increased by a suitable amount, not exceeding 50% of such compensation admissible during the period of the first 90 days, if in the opinion of the said authority the period of put off duty has been prolonged, for reasons to be recorded in writing, not directly attributable to the Sevak.

(iil The amount of compensation as ex-gratia payment may be reduced by a suitable amount not exceeding gb\o/o of such compensation admissible during the first 90 days, if in the opinion of the said authority, the period of put off duty has been prolonged due to reasons to be recorded in writing directly attributable to the Sevak.

Note 1. - The rate of Dearness AlIowance will be based on the increased or decreased amount of compensation admissible under sub-clauses (i) and (ii) above.

Note-2.- The payment of compensation for the put off duty period shall not be subject to furnishing ofa certificate that the Sevak is not engaged in any other employment, business, profession or vocation

Provided that a Sevak who has been absconding or remains absent unauthorizedly and is subsequently put off duty shall not be entitled to any compensations as ex-gratia payment

Provided further that in the event of departmental proceedings initiated against a GDS (who was placed under put off duty) for imposition of major penalty finally ends with the imposition of a minor penalty, the Sevak concerned should, be paid full fime Related Continuity Allowance and allowances for the period of put off duty.

 4. Where a penalty of dismissal or removal from engagement imposed upon a Sevak putting him off the duty under this rule is set aside in appeal or on review under these rules and the case is remitted for further inquiry or action with any other direction, the order of putting him off duty shall be deemed to have continued in force on and from the date of the original order of dismissal or removal and shall remain in force until further orders.

5. Where a penalty of dismissal or removal from engagement imposed upon a Sevak, is set aside or declared or rendered void in consequence for by a decision of a Court of Law and the disciplinary authority, on a consideration of the circumstances of the case, decides to hold a further inquiry against the Sevak on the allegations on which the penalty of dismissal or removal was originally imposed, the Sevak shall be deemed to have been put off his duty by the Engaging Authority from the date of original dismissal or removal and shall continue to remain on put off his duty until further orders

Provided that no such further inquiry shall be ordered unless it is intended to meet a situation where the Court has passed an order purely on technical grounds without going into the merits of the case.

NOTE.- The period of putting a Sevak off his duty including the period of deemed putting him off his duty shall be decided by the Competent Authority after de novo proceedings in this regard are finalized and compensation as ex-gratia payment for the concerned period shall be regulated according to provisions of sub -rule (3). The break caused due to putting the Sevak off his duty shall be regulated as per extant provisions issued from time to time by the Central Government for this purpose.

Note.- Any payment made under this rule to a Sevak on his reinstatement shall be subject to adjustment of compensation already paid as ex-gratia.

6. The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M.

7. Hindi version will follow.
(SB Vyavahare)
 Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Tele No. 011-23096629