Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Important Decision of NCST : Committee to Enquire Serious Issues Against ST Employees Should Have Minimum of Two Members from ST Community

Committee to Enquire Serious Issues Against ST Employees Should Have Minimum of Two Members from ST Community : Important Decision of NCST.
National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has asked the Department of Personnel and Training to constitute a committee having minimum of two members from ST community to investigate any matter requiring penalty on employees belonging to Scheduled Tribes community. The decision was taken in a meeting of the commission held in New Delhi today under the chairmanship of Shri Nand Kumar Sai.
The Joint Secretary of the commission Shri Sisir Kumar said that commission has taken the decision so that natural justice is not denied to any ST employee. As per the recommendations of the commission if ST officers are not available in the Department or Ministry than ST officers from other Departments may be included in the committee.

The commission has also asked the Department of Personnel and Training to issue instructions to all Departments and Ministries so that they take necessary action on the recommendations of NCST. If the Department face any problem than before approaching the High Court they should take permission of the concerned Ministry.

In another case NCST took suo motto cognizance of admission of malnourished ST children of Poriahur village of Kanker District of Chhattisgarh in hospital. The commission has sought the detail report from the State Government. Expressing concern over the incidents of mal nutrition among ST children the commission has recommended a detailed study of the issue. The commission has asked Union Rural Devolvement Ministry to link Tribal areas with road connectivity on priority basis so that necessary medicines and food products could be supplied in time to Tribal dominated areas.

7th CPC Latest News: E-CoS may table its report on higher allowances before Cabinet on June 1; no decision on arrears

If media reports are to be believed, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) is likely table its report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission before the Union cabinet on June 1.

New Delhi, May 30: Central government employees, who have been waiting for higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission since July last year, may receive some good news on June 1. If media reports are to be believed, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) is likely table its report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission before the Union cabinet on June 1. The Empowered Committee is in last stages of finalising draft on Committee on Allowances’ report on higher allowances, including house rent allowance (HRA), under the 7th Pay Commission. However, there is no clarity whether the government will agree to pay arrears on higher allowances.
The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) is likely to meet the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on June 1, where they would submit their recommendations about Committee on Allowances’ report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission. National Joint Council Chief Shiv Gopal Mishra had been given assurance by the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha who heads the E-CoS that all demands demands of the central government employees would be considered.

On June 1, the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) will hold a key meet in which the final draft on higher allowances and HRA under the 7th Pay Commission will be discussed along with other proposals and demands. However, the NJCA convenor is not sure whether their demands about arrears on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission will be accepted by the E-CoS. Earlier, a Sen Times report said the E-CoS may stick to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on higher allowances.

The 7th Pay Commission, led by Justice (retd) A K Mathur, suggested the abolition of 52 out of the 196 existing allowances, apart from subsuming 36 smaller allowances. The decision was widely opposed by the central government employees, after which Arun Jaitley had formed the Committee on Allowances to look into anomalies. The Committee on Allowances, which examined the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances, submitted its report to the finance ministry on April 27.

Important Instructions on Resetting of password for India Post email

Important Instructions to those SOs who have forgot their password of India Post e-mail
Customer Care for Tcs Help Desk Indiapost E-mail Password Reset

1. Call to TCS helpline of India Post email.

2. Press 1 for Hindi./2 for English.

3. Press 1 for application.

4. Tell the executive to reset the password of your office indiapost e-mail.
details, i.e. - indiapost e-mail id, name of office, landline number, name of spm, mob no of spm, weg code.

6. The executive will provide a ticket no i.e. TKTNO1234. Also request you to call after 24 hour to get the reset password.

7. Call next day, tell the ticket no, executive will provide a reset password.

8. The new reset password will be Welcome@123

9. Login using id and password.

10. After first login change the password.

11. Write down the new password.

Man sets record for RTI replies

Odisha-based activist Akhand entered the Limca Book of Records for the highest number of replies received from a single organisation on a Right to Information (RTI) application.

Over 300 replies

In less than three months, between February and April 2016, Mr. Akhand received 333 replies from the Department of Posts. According to the Limca Book of Records, he had received 162 replies in February, 157 in March and 14 in April.

The Odisha-based activist had filed a petition under the RTI Act, 2005, with the Department of Posts on January 22, 2016, asking whether Internal Complaint Committees (ICC) had been formed at various divisions of the Department as per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

GST Registration and Enrollment Procedure for service tax assesses tax payers from 1.1.2017 : DoP Order

GST Registration and Enrollment Procedure for service tax assesses tax payers from 1.1.2017 : DoP Order.

Government starts online performance assessment system for bureaucrats

NEW DELHI: Probity, Sparrow and Solve -- these are the three new buzzwords for the central government by which bureaucrats and their service records are now going to be assessed through online portals to take the big call on retiring the non-performers or identifying those lacking integrity. 

The latest is the 'Online Probity Management System' launched by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) few days ago in association with other ministries to assess the integrity and performance levels of officers. 

The government has been assessing the performance of all officers who have turned 50 or 55 or have completed 30 years of service to decide whether they be allowed to continue in service or compulsorily retired. 
"Since the number of officers under review is huge, it involves lot of paperwork at ministries and the submission of regular physical reports. 

The new 'Probity' portal makes the process completely online by which ministries can now submit their reports online and the government gets a birds eye-view of the status on one portal," a government official told ET. 
The Minister of State for DoPT and PMO Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said 30 Group A officers and 99 Group B officers had been sent on retirement in the past few months. Citing the huge number of officer records being scanned, Singh said 24,000 Group A officers and 42,251 Group B officers were put under the scanner before the recent compulsory retirements while the government was looking into service records of another 34,451 Group A officers and 42,521 from Group B to check on non-performers.
The new 'Probity' portal is also monitoring the rotation of officers on sensitive and non-sensitive posts to identify officers occupying sensitive positions for over three months, a senior bureaucrat told ET. 

The Sparrow (Smart performance appraisal report recording online window) system of the DoPT is meanwhile being used to make the entire appraisal system online and accessible for review by the ministries concerned. 

The DoPT has recently extended 'Sparrow' from just the IAS cadre to 13 cadres, including the central secretariat services (CSS). An official said the idea is to make the 'Probity' and 'Sparrow' portals work in conjunction. The third DoPT portal is 'Solve' --a system for online vigilance enquiry for board-level appointees. 

There is a plan to expand this portal for other employees to help the government coordinate between 'Probity', 'Sparrow' and 'Solve' portals to assess officers' performance and integrity.

7th CPC: No clue about recommendations of Ashok Lavasa panel, employees' forum tells Cabinet Secretary

The inordinate delay in implementation of revised allowances under the Seventh Pay Commission has left Central government employees frustrated.

In a letter to Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, the secretary of National Council (staff side) Joint Consultative Machinery said Central government employees were clueless about the recommendations of the Ashok Lavasa committee. 

"The Committee on Allowances took longer time while finalising its recommendations, but it is a matter of deep regret that even after submission of the report by the said committee, the same has not been made available to the staff side (JCM), therefore we do not know what recommendations have been made by the said committee," said Shiv Gopal Mishra, secretary of staff side (JCM).
The JCM requested the Cabinet Secretary to make the recommendations of the Committee of Allowances available to them. On behalf of Central government employees, the JCM said that the government should implement revised allowances without further delay with effect from January 1, 2016. 

While Central government employees are still waiting to hear from the Narendra Modi government, let us take a look at how other states are faring in implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. 

BIHAR: The Cabinet of Nitish Kumar recently agreed to increase the salary of its employees and pensioners following submission of report by the fitment committee on the Seventh Pay Commission. The salary of state government employees is likely to increase by 14-15 per cent. The decision will benefit 3.65 lakh employees and 6 lakh pensioners in Bihar. 

CHHATTISGARH: The Raman Singh government announced implementation of Seventh Pay Commission for its employees in March.  Nearly 3 lakh state government employees will benefit from the decision. 

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: The state government recently set up a seven-member panel to examine the revision of pay scales of employees and pensioners under the Seventh Pay Commission. The state's finance minister Haseeb Drabu, in his budget speech, had announced a 23.5 per cent hike in salary and post-retirement payouts. The Jammu and Kashmir government said it would implement the Seventh Pay Commission's recommendations from April 2018.

States like Uttarakhand, Haryana have already implemented the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission from January.

7th Pay Commission: Will central government employees finally get to know about their allowance structure?

Central government employees who have been waiting for an update on their pay hike are pinning their hopes on a meeting of Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) scheduled on June 1. Officially confirmed by Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha, the meeting is meant to decide on recommendations over allowance structure.

For the past few weeks, central government employees have been on the tenterhooks as reports have repeatedly suggested a final decision on the 7th Pay Commission recommendations about allowances could be taken anytime soon. However, it remains to be seen when these recommendations will be finalised and submitted to the cabinet.

Meanwhile, a report on OneIndia says that the final draft of the allowance structure is likely to be formulated by the E-CoS in a meeting today. Although not confirmed by government sources, the meeting is supposed to focus on keeping HRA rates as demanded by the central government employees. Increase in basic pay and payment of arrears on revised allowance rates are also expected to be feature in the agenda.
The 7th Pay Commission proposed to bring HRA rates down to 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent for XYZ cities respectively, as opposed to the 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent being demanded by the staff. The E-CoS is supposed to ponder over recommendations in this regard by Committee of Allowances .

The Lavasa Committee has proposed HRA to be pegged at 27 per cent, 18 per cent and 9 per cent when DA crosses 50 per cent and 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent when more than 100 per cent. Disappointed with the pay panel recommendations, central government employees and pensioners are hoping Lavasa Committee to bring about some good news.

No clear signs could be seen as to whether the E-CoS will adhere to the Lavasa Committee recommendations, or not. The Committee was formed under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to screen the recommendations made by the pay panel regarding allowance structure.

The 7th Pay Commission has suggested radical changes in allowances, many of which were not taken well by the central government employees. It had suggested that 52 allowances out of a total of 196 should be abolished completely and 36 others should be subsumed under existing allowances.

Once the recommendations are finalised, the findings of E-CoS will be consolidated during the meeting and June 1 before sending to the Union Cabinet for their approval on the same day.
Source : http://www.businesstoday.in

Achievements of Department of Posts over past three years

Achievements of Department of Posts over past three years