Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Postal cover, coin, statue to mark Mother Teresa's sainthood

Press Trust of India | Kolkata August 23, 2016

To mark Mother Teresa's sainthood ceremony in Vatican on September 4, a postal cover, coin and statue will be dedicated to the late Roman Catholic nun. 

Made of pure silk, India Post will release a special postal and numismatic cover of Mother Teresa, the first of its kind, on September 2.

"A five-rupee commemorative coin issued by the Indian government in 2010 to mark the centenary birth celebrations of the legend will be engraved on the cover. This is a special feature as it combines the two collectible items of coins and stamps," eminent philatelist Alok K Goyal, who designed the stamps, said. 

The collectors' item will be released in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. 

Besides this, the Republic of Macedonia, where Teresa was born in 1910, has also announced to release a special gold-plated silver coin on the Nobel laureate. 

The coin will have a face value of 100 Macedonian Denars and will be released next month. 

Up to 5,000 pieces of the coin will be minted for the global market out of which 50 will be made available for the Indian market, said Goyal, an international dealer in unusual stamps and coins. 

At the centre of the coin is a statue of Mother Teresa dressed in her trademark plain white sari with three blue stripes along its border. 

The coin also has the image of a clematis flower known as "Matka Teresa" (Mother Teresa) bred by Stefan Franczak, Polish Jesuit monk. 

It also carries the Latin inscription "Sancta Teresia de Calcutta" (Saint Teresa of Calcutta).
"We are hoping that this coin will be a hit not only in the Indian market but all over the world as she has her fans in every corner," Goyal, who represents the International Coin House in India, said. 

In Kolkata, where Mother Teresa had worked all her life and established the Missionaries of Charity, a life-size bronze statue of her will be installed at the Bishop House next to the statue of Pope John Paul II this Thursday, on the eve of her birth anniversary. 

Built by Church Art, a Kolkata-based firm engaged in making various works of art, the 5.5 feet long statue is made of bronze imported from Italy. 

The statue has been donated by Namit Bajoria, Designate Honorary Consul of the Republic of Macedonia in Kolkata. 

Teresa was born in Skopje, the capital city of Republic of Macedonia, before she left her parental home as an 18-year-old to join the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish Community of nuns with missions in India. 

For over 40 years, she served the poorest of the poor and disabled on the streets of Kolkata. For her services, she received 124 awards and distinctions, including the Nobel Peace Prize and the Bharat Ratna.

At a gala ceremony on September 4, she will be declared a saint by the Church which has recognised two miracles she was said to have carried out after her death in 1997. 


The government of Macedonia has also announced that they will mark the declaration of Mother Teresa as a saint with several events.

Source : http://www.business-standard.com

Fixation of Pay of Employees appointed by Direct Recruitment on or after 01st day of January, 2016

Fixation of Pay of Employees appointed by Direct Recruitment on or after 01st day of January, 2016

Rule 8 of CCS (Revised) Pay Rules 2016 says that.

The Pay of employees appointed by direct recruitment on or after 1st day of January, 2016 shall be fixed at the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, applicable to the post to which such employees are appointed:

Provided that where the existing pay of such employee appointed on or after 1st day of January, 2016 and before the date of notification of these rules, has already been fixed in the existing pay structure and if his existing emoluments happen to exceed the minimum pay or the first Cell in the Level, as applicable to the post to which he is appointed on or after 1st day of January, 2016, such difference shall be paid as personal pay to be absorbed in future increments in pay.

In case of newly recruited postman on or after 1st day of January, 2016 and before the date of notification of these rules, his pay will be fixed as below.

Pay in 6th CPC                  8460
Multiplied by 2.57          21742
First Cell in Level 4         21700
Pay will be fixed at          21700 
Personal Pay                         42 up to Next increment.

Seven CPC Pension Arrears Tool officially released by CEPT Revised on 24.08.16 11AM Update

PENSION ARREARS CALCULATOR FOR PRE-2006 PENSIONERS

Official Link:
ftp://cept.gov.in/Seven_CPC_Pension_Arrears-Tool/
  • Upgrade the Schedule database using pensionarear7paycommn.exl (which is in the Pension Arrears Calculator folder) .
  • Run the PensionArrearCalculator.exe on the machine where Account PBS module is installed. 
  • Income Tax wherever applicable may be recovered before arrears payment. 
  • This application is applicable for only those pensioners who retired before 01.01.2016. 
  • An Intimation regarding disbursement of revised pension may be sent by the pension disbursing authorities and Accounts officer which had issued the PPO so that the latter can update the Pension payment order register maintained by him.

Working of Application: 

  • Select the PPO Number from the combo box.
  • If the desired PPO Number is not present in the combo box, then you need to add the Pensioner through Account PBS’ Pension Payment module.
  • If the Selected Pensioner is retired after 1.1.2016 then, you need to enter Revised Basic Pension and Commuted Pension Amount (fixed by the Competent Authority) in the Revised Pension textbox and Commuted Pension amount text box. If the selected Pensioner is retired before 1.1.2016, then automatically Revised Pension will be calculated and Old Basic Pension and Revised Basic Pension will be shown in the respective text boxes. 
  • Then, select the period for which you want to calculate the arrears.
  • After the selection of period, click on Calculate Arrear button and Save the arrears for generation of report.
  • If you calculated the arrears for the pensioner whose arrears are already calculated and went for saving the arrears, the message will be popped with the details of the arrears and you will be asked if you want to delete the earlier record for the purpose of new calculation of the arrears. If you click on yes, it will delete the old records. Then again select the period, calculate the arrear and save the records.

Generation of Report:

  • For printing the arrear details, you must first, calculate the arrears for specific period and save the records
  • When you click on Report button, it will open a new window where you need to select the PPO number.
  • If you want to view the arrear details then select the Screen option and then click on OK button. It will open the arrear details. There you can see the details as well as print the details

MODIFICATION:

  • In case, if you want to modify any records for particular month, then go to Modify tab, Select the PPO Number of Pensioner whose arrears are already calculated , click on the record which you want to modify.
  • At the bottom, you will find the existing entries in respective textboxes.
  • You are restricted to modify Old Basic Pension
  • After entering new data in the above fields, click on Calculate New Basic and then finally click on Update button.

Reports:-

Under reports we have three options:-
Detail Arears Report:-
  • Select the PPo number
  • The name of pensioner is displayed
  • Click on OK .
  • The detail arear report of that particular pensioner is displayed

Arears Voucher:-

Select the PPo number
  • The name of pensioner is displayed
  • Click on OK .
  • The arear voucher of that particular pensioner is displayed

Pension Schedule:-

The pension schedule is generated under this option.

Delete Arears:-
By selecting the PPO number the arear generated for particular PPO number is deleted.

Adjustment:-

  • Select the PPO number
  • Enter the short or excess amount if any.
  • The amount will be added or subtracted from the arear amount of that PPO number

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How to verify account opened wrongly in Supervisor of Single Hand Post office

How to verify account opened wrongly in Supervisor of Single Hand office

As you know there are huge rush and a lot of work in single hand post office. Only one person has to perform all the activity and schedule work of office. It is human tendency that any mistake may be happened in this situation

Now the situation is that one account is wrongly opened in supervisor. He try to verify the account in super but an error "The same user can not be verified this record" as like below screen shoot is coming.

CPA can't be verify it due to non available of verification menu. In this condition the following two method are taken. We take an example of RD account wrongly opened in Supervisor.

First Method:-

First Login with CPA
Menu Shortcut - CRDOAACM (Modification Before Verification)
A/c ID -
GO
Don't Change anything. Just click on Submit button
Now Login with Super
Menu Shortcut - CRDOAACV
A/c ID -
GO
Submit
This theory will apply to all type of account. First do modification before verification then verify.

Second Tough Method:-

  • Email to your CPA for assign temporary role of supervisor to your CPA.
  • Then verify account.
  • Request again to remove temporary role of supervisor to your CPA
  • In this process minimum 1-2 Hrs may be spend.So choose first method which is easier. This will be done at all offices where one supervisor exist.

7th Pay Commission pay hike creates millions of unhappy employees

New Delhi: Millions of central government employees are currently unhappy with their 7th Pay Commission pay hike.

It seems that nobody is satisfied with their 7th Pay Commission pay hike. At every level there appears to be an upward pressure on salaries and allowances, everyone deserve more pay than 7th Pay Commission pay hike. The 7th Pay Commission pay hike has got recent media attention, while, at the other end, there has been debate about the hiking of pay on the recommendations 7th Pay Commission is proper or not.

According to the commission’s recommendations, the minimum pay has been fixed at Rs.18,000 and the maximum at Rs.2.5 lakh for the cabinet secretary, the country’s senior-most civil servant. The commission had recommended a 14.28% increase in basic pay and the cabinet went with ditto to it.

The previous 6th Pay Commission had recommended a 20 per cent hike which the government doubled while implementing it in 2008.

There has been widespread demand from central government employee unions to hike the minimum pay to Rs.26,000; but the government has not accepted the demand till date.

After the central government employees union had threatened to carry out an indefinite strike, the government had promised hiking minimum pay but they are not now in mood for hiking the minimum pay.

Inequalities in pay can be damaging. Excessive remuneration of top bureaucrats has been made to unnecessarily drive up average pay in middle-lower ranks, and dramatic differences between levels throughout government business can undermine motivation. In a wider social sense, perceived inequalities between groups leads to huge discontent and instability.

Aaccording to the notification of cabinet approved 18 pay matrices, the rate of increase of cabinet Secretary’s basic pay is 178 per cent as he got Rs 90,000 (fixed) in the immediate past under 6th pay commission recommendations, while middle-lower ranks employees will now only get 157% increase of their basic pay merging dearness allowances.

The pay ratio between the Indian top most bureaucrat and the lowest grade employees in the 7th Pay Commission recommendations is 1:13.9, which was 1:12 in the 6th Pay Commission recommendations.

All pay commissions except 7th Pay Commission made up pay gap between lower paid employees and top bureaucrats from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12.

The first pay commission was recommended pay of the top bureaucrats 41 times higher than the government employees at the bottom. The top bureaucrats were given salary Rs 2,263 while the lowest earning employees got Rs 55.

Subsequent pay commissions reduced the ratio of pay between lowest earning employees and top bureaucrats from 1:41 in 1947 to about 1:12 in 2006, while 7th Pay Commission made it higher about to 1:14.

The cabinet has approved the hike of the basic pay but decided to defer the recommended 63% allowances hike in the government employees pay package and refer the matter to a committee headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa.

Allowances contribute a lot in the pay hike recommendation. If the allowance is not taken into consideration it will mean fewer amounts because the allowance which the commission proposed is very substantial.

The hike in allowances, which will give them more money in the pocket, the compensatory perks for all central government employees, which is likely to be paid from October 1 and no arrears for allowances (except Dearness Allowance) is paid, as per usual practice, the allowances is paid from the date of implementation. This also a cause of unhappiness in central government employees.

However, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Parliament in this month, “The Pay Commission has put a burden of Rs 1.03 lakh crore.”

source: The Sen times

7th Pay Commission – Second meeting on Allowances on 01.09.2016

Second Meeting of the Committee constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding Allowances.

7th Pay Commission – Second meeting on Allowances on 01.09.2016 will be held at Room No. 72 North Block, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) Committee will seek views of National Joint Council of Action (NJCA).

No.11-1/2016-IC
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
Department of Expenditure
(Implementation Cell)

Room No.216, Hotel Ashok,
Chankyapuri, New Delhi,
Dated :22/23.08.2016

To
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary, National Council (Staff Side), JCM
13C, Feroz Shah Road,
New Delhi.

Subject: Second Meeting of the Committee constituted to examine the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission regarding Allowances.

Sir,
I am directed to inform that the 2nd Meeting of the Committee on Allowances will be hedl on 01st September, 2016 at 3.00 PM in Room No.72, North Block, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure).

2. I am further directed to inform that the Committee on Allowances has desired to meet the representatives of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) in the aforesaid meeting to obtain their views on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission relating to allowances.

3. You are, therefore, requested to attend the aforesaid meeting with their members of Standing Committee of National Council Staff Side (JCM). The names of the members attending the meeting may please be sent on or before 29th August, 2016 to the undersigned so that necessary arrangements can be made.

Yours sincerely,
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(Abhay N.Sahay)
Under Secretary (IC-7th CPC)

Source: AIRF

BSNL retirees seek 7th Pay Commission benefits

BSNL retirees seek 7th Pay Commission benefits

Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu Circle of All India BSNL Pensioners Welfare Association today urged the Centre to extend the benefits of 7th Pay Commission to BSNL retirees, who were also covered under the government pension scheme.

In a resolution adopted at the 5th Circle Conference here, the association said all the BSNL pensioners should be brought under the Central Pay Commission and the benefits be extended to them with effect from January 2017.

The other demands include withdrawal of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act, reintroduction of medical allowance to pensioners, preventing sale of shares of PSUs including BSNL and so on, it added.

PTI

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7th CPC : Committee on allowances invites employees union on 1st September

The Committee of Secretaries headed by Finance Secretary reviewing the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, is going to have the second meeting on September 

In order to get a first-hand view on the demand of the Central government employees, the Committee of Secretaries has invited the representatives of National Joint Council of Action for talks. "... the Committee on Allowances has desired to meet the representatives of National Joint Council of Action in the aforesaid meeting to obtain their views on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission relating to allowances", said the letter from Finance Ministry addressed to Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary, NJCA.

In view of the strong protest staged by the representatives of Employee Associations and other stakeholders, government decided that recommendations on allowances, other than Dearness Allowance, will be examined by a Committee comprising Finance Secretary as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members before taking a final decision. 

To the disappointment of government employees, the Justice A K Mathur panel had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others.

The Committee was to submit its report within four months. This Committee has been constituted on 22.07.2016 and the first meeting of the Committee has been held on 04.08.2016.

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Instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet – DoPT Orders on 23.8.2016

F.No.11012/04/2016-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi — 110001

Dated August 23, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 – instructions regarding timely issue of Charge-sheet – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoP&T’s O.M. No.11012/17/2013-Estt.A-III dated 3rd July, 2015 on the above mentioned subject and to say that in a recent case, Ajay Kumar Choudhary vs Union of India Civil Appeal No. 1912 of 2015 dated 16/02/2015, the Apex Court has directed as follows:

“14 We, therefore, direct that the currency of a Suspension Order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges/Chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer/employee; if the Memorandum of Charges/Charge sheet is served a reasoned order must be passed for the extension of the suspension. As in the case in hand, the Government is free to transfer the concerned person to any Department in any of its offices within or outside the State so as to sever any local or personal contact that he may have and which he may misuse for obstructing the investigation against him. The Government may also prohibit him from contacting any person, or handling records and documents till the stage of his having to prepare his defence Furthermore, the direction of the Central Vigilance Commission that pending a criminal investigation departmental proceedings are to be held in abeyance stands superseded in view of the stand adopted by us.”

2. In compliance of the above judgement, it has been decided that where a Government servant: is placed under suspension, the order of suspension should not extend beyond three months, if within this period the charge-sheet is not served to the charged officer. As such, it should be ensured that the charge sheet is issued before expiry of 90 days from the date of suspension. As the suspension will lapse in case this time line is not adhered to, a close watch needs to be kept at all levels to ensure that charge sheets are issued in time.

3. It should also be ensured that disciplinary proceedings are initiated as far as practicable in cases where an investigating agency is seized of the matter or criminal proceedings have been launched. Clarifications in this regard have already been issued vide O.M. No. 11012/6/2007-Estt.A-Ill dated 21.07.2016.

4. All Ministries/ Departments/Offices’ are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all Disciplinary Authorities under their control.

5. Hindi version will follow.

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(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)

Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification

Children Education Allowance (CEA) - Clarification

Simultaneous action of prosecution and initiation of departmental proceedings - CCS(CCA) Rules:

Simultaneous action of prosecution and initiation of departmental proceedings - CCS(CCA) Rules: DoPT OM F.No. 11012/6/2007-Estt (A-III) dated 21st July, 2016:-


F.No. 11012/6/2007-Estt (A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-III Desk

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 21st July, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Simultaneous action of prosecution and initiation of departmental proceedings.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Personnel and Training OM of even number dated the 18th August, 2007 on the above subject and to say that in a recent case, Ajay Kumar Choudhary vs Union Of India Through Its Secretary & Anr, Civil Appeal No. 1912 of 2015, (JT 2015 (2) SC 487), 2015(2) SCALE, the Apex Court has directed that the currency of a Suspension Order should not extend beyond three months if within this period a Memorandum of Charges / Charge sheet is not served on the delinquent officer / employee;

2. It is noticed that in many cases charge sheets are not issued despite clear prima facie evidence of misconduct on the ground that the matter is under investigation by an investigating agency like Central Bureau of Investigation. In the aforesaid judgement the Hon’ble Court has also superseded the direction of the Central Vigilance Commission that pending a criminal investigation, departmental proceedings are to be held in abeyance.

3. In the subsequent paras the position as regards the following issues has been clarified:
(i)Issue of charge sheet against an officer against whom an investigating agency is conducting investigation or against whom a charge sheet has been filed in a court,
(ii) Effect of acquittal in a criminal case on departmental inquiry
(iii)Action where an employee convicted by a court files an appeal in a higher court

Issue of charge sheet against an officer against whom an investigating agency is conducting investigation or against whom a charge sheet has been filed in a court

4. It has been reaffirmed in a catena of cases that there is no bar in law for initiation of simultaneous criminal and departmental proceedings on the same set of allegations. In State of Rajasthan vs. B.K. Meena & Ors. (1996) 6 SCC 417 = AIR 1997 SC 13 = 1997 (1) LLJ 746 (SC), the Hon’ble Supreme Court has emphasised the need for initiating departmental proceedings in such cases in these words:

It must be remembered that interests of administration demand that the undesirable elements are thrown out and any charge of misdemeanor is enquired into promptly. “The disciplinary proceedings are meant not really to punish the guilty but to keep the administrative machinery unsullied by getting rid of bad elements. The interest of the delinquent officer also lies in a prompt conclusion of the disciplinary proceedings. If he is not guilty of the charges, his honour should be vindicated at the earliest possible moment and if he is guilty, he should be dealt with promptly according to law. It is not also in the interest of administration that persons accused of serious misdemeanor should be continued in office indefinitely, i.e., for long periods awaiting the result of criminal proceedings.

5. In Capt. M. Paul Anthony vs. Bharat Gold Mines Ltd. & Anr; , (1999) 3 SCC 679, the Supreme Court has observed that departmental proceedings and proceedings in a criminal case can proceed simultaneously as there is no bar in their being conducted simultaneously, though separately.

Effect of acquittal in a criminal case on departmental inquiry

6. The question as to what is to be done in the case of acquittal in a criminal case has been answered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in RP. Kapur vs. Union of India & Anr. AIR 1964 SC 787 (a five Judge bench judgement) as follows:
If the trial of the criminal charge results in conviction, disciplinary proceedings are bound to follow against the public servant so convicted. Even in case Of acquittal proceedings may follow where the acquittal is other than honourable.

7. The issue was explained in the following words by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the following words in Ajit Kumar Nag v G M, (PJ), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., (2005) 7 SCC 764:
Acquittal by a criminal court would not debar an employer from exercising power in accordance with Rules and Regulations in force. The two proceedings criminal and departmental are entirely different. They operate in different fields and have different objectives. Whereas the object of criminal trial is to inflict appropriate punishment on offender, the purpose of enquiry proceedings is to deal with the delinquent departmentally and to impose penalty in accordance with service Rules. In a criminal trial, incriminating statement made by the accused in certain circumstances or before certain officers is totally inadmissible in evidence. Such strict rules of evidence and procedure would not apply to departmental proceedings. The degree of proof which is necessary to order a conviction is different from the degree of proof necessary to record the commission of delinquency. The rule relating to appreciation of evidence in the two proceedings is also not similar. In criminal law, burden of proof is on the prosecution and unless the prosecution is able to prove the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt', he cannot be convicted by a court of law. In departmental enquiry, on the other hand, penalty can be imposed on the delinquent officer on a finding recorded on the basis of 'preponderance of probability'. Acquittal of the appellant by a Judicial Magistrate, therefore, does not ipso facto absolve him from the liability under the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Corporation.


8. The judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in GM. Tank vs State of Gujarat (2006) 5 SCC 446 has reaffirmed the principles laid down in RP. Kapur (supra). In G.M. Tank case, Court observed that there was not an iota of evidence against the appellant to hold that he was . guilty. As the criminal case and the departmental proceedings were based on identical set of facts and evidence, the Court set aside the penalty imposed in the departmental inquiry also.

9. Ratio in the GM. Tank judgement should not be misconstrued to mean that no departmental proceedings are permissible in all cases of acquittal or that in such cases the penalty already imposed would have to be set aside. What the Hon’ble Court has held that is no departmental inquiry would be permissible when the evidence clearly establishes that no charge against the Government servant may be made out.

Action where an employee convicted by a court files an appeal in a higher court
10. In many cases Government servants who have been found guilty by lower courts and have filed appeals in higher courts represent for reinstatement/ setting aside the penalty imposed under Rule 19(i) of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. In such cases, the following observations of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in KC. Sareen vs C.B.I., Chandigarh, 2001 (6) SCC 584 are to be kept in view:

When a public servant was found guilty of corruption after a judicial adjudicatory process conducted by a court of law, judiciousness demands that he should be treated as corrupt until he is exonerated by a superior court. The mere fact that an appellate or revisional forum has decided to entertain his challenge and to go into the issues and findings ‘made against Such public servants once again should not even temporarily absolve him from such findings. If such a public servant becomes entitled to hold public office and to continue to do official acts until he is judicially absolved from such findings by reason of suspension of the order of conviction it is public interest which suffers and sometimes even irreparably. When a public servant who is convicted of corruption is allowed to continue to hold public office it impair the morale of the other persons manning such office, and consequently that would erode the already shrunk confidence of the people in such public institutions besides demoralising the other honest public servants who would either be the colleagues or subordinates of the convicted person. If honest public servants are compelled to take orders from proclaimed corrupt officers on account of the suspension of the Conviction the fall out would be one of shaking the system itself.

11. Thus action against a convicted Government servant should be taken straight away under Rule 19(1). An appeal against the conviction or even a stay on the sentence will have no effect unless the conviction itself is stayed.

12. In View of the law laid down in various judgements, including the ones quoted above, in cases of serious charges of ' misconduct, particularly involving moral turpitude, the Ministries / Departments should keep the following points in view to take prompt action:

(i) All incriminating documents should be seized promptly to avoid their tempering or destruction of evidence.
(ii) Particular care needs to be taken for retention of copies of such documents while handing over the same to an investigating agency. These documents may be attested after comparison with the originals.
(iii) In case the documents have been filed in a court, certified copies of documents may be obtained.
(iv) Documents and other evidence must be examined to see whether any misconduct, including favour, harassment, negligence or violation of rules/ instructions has been committed. If there is a prima facie evidence of misconduct, charge sheet under the appropriate rule must be issued.
(v) Court judgements should be promptly acted upon:
(a) in cases of conviction action is to be taken under Rule 19(i) of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965;
(b) in cases of acquittal also, if the Court has not acquitted the accused honourably, charge sheet may be issued;
(c) an acquittal on technical grounds or where a benefit of doubt has been given to the accused will have no effect on a penalty imposed under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, as while in a criminal trial the charge has to be proved beyond reasonable doubt, in the departmental inquiry the standard of evidence is preponderance of probability.

(vi) An appeal by the accused against conviction, but where the conviction has not been overturned /stayed, will have no effect on action taken under Rule 19(i) of the Co8 (CCA) Rules, 1965, even if Court has directed stay/ suspension of the sentence.
13. All Ministries / Departments are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all concerned officials for compliance.

14. Hindi version follows.

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(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)

Corrupt employees suspension can’t continue beyond 90 days

New Delhi: The suspension of government employees accused of corruption cannot continue beyond 90 days, the Centre said today.

It has asked secretaries of all departments to ensure that charge sheets against such employees are issued within three months time. 

It should also be ensured that disciplinary proceedings are initiated as far as practicable in cases where an investigating agency is seized of the matter or criminal proceedings have been launched against such employees, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in an order. 

Citing a Supreme Court verdict, the DoPT said it has been decided that where a government servant is placed under suspension, “the order of suspension should not extend beyond three months, if within this period the chargesheet is not served to the charged officer”. 

As such, it should be ensured that the charge sheet is issued before expiry of 90 days from the date of suspension, it said. 

“As the suspension will lapse in case this time line is not adhered to, a close watch needs to be kept at all levels to ensure that charge sheets are issued in time,” the DoPT said in the order to all the secretaries. 

The apex court while hearing a case has held that the currency of a suspension order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges or chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer or employee. 

If the Memorandum of Charges or chargesheet is served a reasoned order must be passed for the extension of the suspension, it has said.

PTI

Fresh declaration of the result of the LGO Exam 2015-16 held on 31.07.2016 - Odisha Circle

Fresh declaration of the result of the LGO Exam 2015-16 held on 31.07.2016 - Odisha Circle



National Sports Awards – 2016

National Sports Awards – 2016

National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years; Arjuna Award is given for consistently outstanding performance for four years; Dronacharya Award for coaches for producing medal winners at prestigious international sports events, Dhyan Chand Award for life time contribution to sports development and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is given to the corporate entities (both in private and public sector) and individuals who have played a visible role in the area of sports promotion and development. Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments is given Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy.

A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year, which were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of former Olympians, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sports Journalists/Experts/Commentators and sports administrators. Selection Committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards was headed by Justice S.K. Agarwal, Retired Delhi High Court Judge. Selection Committee for Dronacharya Awards and Dhyan Chand Awards was headed by Ms. M.C. Mary Kom. Selection Committee for Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar was headed by Shri Rajiv Yadav, Secretary (Sports).

Based on the recommendations of the Committee and after due scrutiny, the Government has decided to confer awards upon the following sportspersons/ coaches/organizations:
(i) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ranta 2016

S.No.Name of the awardeeDiscipline
1.Ms. P.V. SindhuBadminton
2.Ms. Dipa KarmakarGymnastics
3.Shri Jitu RaiShooting
4.Ms. Sakshi MalikWrestling

(ii) Dronacharya Awards 2016
S.No.Name of the awardeeDiscipline
1.Shri Nagapuri RameshAthletics
2.Shri Sagar Mal DhayalBoxing
3.Shri Raj Kumar SharmaCricket
4.Shri Bishweshwar NandiGymnastics
5.Shri S. Pradeep KumarSwimming (Lifetime)
6.Shri Mahabir SinghWrestling (Lifetime)

(iii) Arjuna Awards 2016
S.No.Name of the awardeeDiscipline
1.Shri Rajat ChauhanArchery
2.Ms. Lalita BabarAthletics
3.Shri Sourav KothariBilliards & Snooker
4.Shri Shiva ThapaBoxing
5.Shri Ajinkya RahaneCricket
6.Shri Subrata PaulFootball
7.Ms. RaniHockey
8.Shri Raghunath V.R.Hockey
9.Shri Gurpreet SinghShooting
10.Ms. Apurvi ChandelaShooting
11.Shri Soumyajit GhoshTable Tennis
12.Ms. VineshWrestling
13.Shri Amit KumarWrestling
14.Shri Sandeep Singh MannPara-Athletics
15.Shri Virender SinghWrestling (Deaf)

(iv) Dhyan Chand Award 2015
S.No.Name of the awardeeDiscipline
1.Ms. Satti GeethaAthletics
2.Shri Sylvanus Dung DungHockey
3.Shri Rajendra Pralhad ShelkeRowing

(v) Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Purushkar, 2016
S.No.CategoryEntity recommended for Rashtriya Khel ProtsahanPuruskar, 2016
1.Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent1.Hockey Citizen Group
2.Dadar Parsee Zorostrian cricket club
3.Usha School of Athletics
4. STAIRS
2.Encouragement to sports through corporate social responsibilityIndia Infrastructure Finance Corporate Limited
3.Employment to sportspersons and other welfare measuresReserve Bank of India
4.Sports for DevelopmentSubroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society

(vi) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2015-16

Punjabi University, Patiala
The awardees will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2016.

Apart from a medal and a citation, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee will receive a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh. Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and cash prize of Rs.5 lakh each. Recipients of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar will be given Trophies and certificates. Overall top performing university in inter-university tournaments will be given MAKA Trophy, award money of Rs. 10 lakh and certificate.

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Rio Olympic 2016 : Highlights

resident of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach declared the official closing of the Rio 2016 Olympics saying 'the marvellous Games in the marvellous city ends' and next Olympics is to be hosted by Tokyo, Japan. For India, the first female wrestling medalist, Sakshi Malik carried the Flag into the stadium, USA ended on top position and India at 67 positions in the medal tally.
Opening ceremony flag-bearer - Abhinav Bindra.
Closing ceremony flag-bearer - Sakshi malik
Medal Tally
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze  Total 
1.        USA       46     37      38       121
2.        GBR       27    23      17         67
3.        CHN       26    18       26        70
4.        RUS       19    18       19         56
5.        GER       17    10       15         42
67.      IND         0      1        1            2

Highlights:

1. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar narrowly missed the bronze by finishing fourth in the women's vault.
. An 18-year-old golfer Aditi Ashok slipped away from being in top-10 at the end of second round to finish 41st with an overall score of seven-over 291.


3. wrestler Narsingh Yadav was slapped with a four-year ban by the Court of Arbitration of Sports which overturned the clean chit given by the NADA.

4. India's Seema Punia failed to qualify for the final in the women's discus throw on Day of the Rio.
5. Deepika Kumari failed to live up to the hype and made some costly blunders as the much-fancied women's team made a quarterfinal exit losing to Russia in a shoot-off.


6. Gagan Narang, who competed in three events of 50m rifle 3P, 50m rifle prone and 10m air rifle, but the London Olympics bronze medallist failed to make an impression in any of them. The likes of Heena Sidhu, Ayonika Paul, and Apurvi Chandela also failed to live up to the hype losing in the elimination stage.


7. Yogeshwar Dutt lost to Ganzorig Mandakhnaran of Mongolia in the men's 65kg freestyle wrestling and lost 0-3 in the qualification round.
8. P V Sindhu has won a silver medal in women's singles badminton event at Rio Olympics, 2016.

9. wrestler Sakshi Malik has won a bronze in 58 kg category. 

10. Usain Bolt has won 3 gold medal. 

11. Michael Phelps has won 5 golds and 1 silver medals. 

12. Vinesh Phogat lost to China's Sun Yanan in wrestling women's freestyle 48 kg quarterfinal.
13.Indian's Badminton player, Kidambi Srikanth lost to Lin Dan of China 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event


14. India also had participation in swimming, judo, rowing, table tennis and weightlifting where their performance was buried by the top competition.