Saturday, January 12, 2019

Dopt Order – Furnishing of OBC data of recruitment to Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBC

Reminder-IV

No.21/1/2016-05.1 (PR/CMS)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003
Date: 11th January, 2019.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT:- Furnishing of OBC data of recruitment to Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBC — regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Division’s OM of even number dated 20.02.2018, 27.02.2018, 21.03.2018 and 31.12.2018 on the above mentioned above subject matter and to state that on scrutiny of the data available on CSCMS portal, it is observed that many Ministries/Departments have not yet updated the information with reference to Categorization/Sub-Categorization of OBC officers, along with the data relating to the “State” from which OBC candidates appeared/selected in respect of CSS cadre (ASO to JS-in-situ) in the CSCMS portal.

2. As the data is urgently required by the Commission for Sub-Categorization of OBC Officers, the concerned Ministries/Departments are once again requested to take up immediate necessary steps for updating the information, in the CSCMS portal compulsorily, by 18th of January, 2019 (Friday). The Nodal Officers of concerned Ministry/Department are authorized to update the data in CSCMS portal. The concerned Officers may also be sensitized to get their data updated in the system, in a time bound manner.

3. In case of any doubt/difficulty about the functioning of the CSCMS portal/Correctness of data in the CSCMS, Shri Krishnandan Kumar, ASO (PR/CMS)/Shri Anuj Pratap Singh (Engineer/CMS)/ may be contacted at Tele-phone 24629890/24629414.

4. This may be accorded, “TOP MOST PRIORITY“.

(Sanjay Kumar Das Gupta)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Tele: 24629412

Promotion Guidelines in Last 3 Years – Lok Sabha QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING)

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3529
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 02.01.2019)

NEW SYSTEM FOR PROMOTION

3529. DR. BOORA NARSAIAH GOUD:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government is proposing to have a new system introduced to assess the integrity and reputation of bureaucrats on the basis of which promotion is given;
(b) if so, the services that are going to be considered and from when this is likely to be introduced;
(c) whether there is a proposal to send these guidelines to the States; 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): Promotions are given in accordance with the provisions in the Recruitment Rules / Service Rules for the respective posts. The consolidated guidelines on Departmental Promotion Committees (DPC) for making recommendations in regard to fitness of officials for promotion have been issued vide Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No. 22011/5/1986-Estt.(D) dated 10.04.1989. The policy contained in this OM with regard to Benchmark, assessment of fitness, sealed cover procedure in respect of officers under cloud, zone of consideration for promotion, and other related matters has been reviewed and amended from time to time. The important amendments made in the promotion guidelines during past three years are as under:


i. OM No. 22011/3/2013-Estt. (D) dated 25/01/2016 regarding promotion of Government Servants exonerated after retirement-procedure and Guidelines to be followed.

ii. OM No. 22011/4/2007-Estt. (D) dated 21/11/2016 regarding Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion – role of Departmental Promotion Committee.

iii. OM No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D) dated 08/05/2017 regarding procedure to be observed by the Departmental Promotion Committees(DPCs) – Model Calendar for DPCs -relevant year up to which APARs are to be considered and Model Calendar for conducting DPCs and crucial date for eligibility.

iv. OM No. 22011/3/2013-Estt. (D) dated 15/11/2018 regarding promotion of Government servants found fit by review DPC after retirement – procedure and guidelines to be followed.

These instructions are applicable to all Central Government Civilian Employees and Central Services except Railways Services and services under the control of the Department of Atomic Energy, the erstwhile Department of Electronics, the Department of Space and the Scientific and Technical Services under the Department of Defence Research and Development.

The state services are under Schedule VII of Constitution and States are empowered to make rules under Article 309 in respect of services and posts under them.

Revision of Financial powers to Heads of circles in the Department of Posts [Order dated 08/01/2019]

File No.6-1/2016-FC(Posts) dated 8th January 2019



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Special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSUs

Special concessions to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government

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Employment News : 12/01/2018 to 18/01/2018

JOB HIGHLIGHTS
HIGH COURT
Name Of Post : Civil Judge Class-11(Entry Level)
No.of Vacancies : 190
Last Date :20.1.2019
Employment state insurance corporation
Name Of Post : Paramedical And Nursing Staff
No.of Vacancies : 106
Last Date :21.1.2019
30768
Name Of Post : Customer Agent, Handyman, Sr, Ramp Service Agent etc
No.of Vacancies : 250
Last Date :12.1.2019
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY, RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD
Name Of Post : Junior Engineer, Junior Engineer (Information Technology)Depot Material Superintendent And Chemical & Metallurgical Assistants
No.of Vacancies : 14033
Last Date :31.1.2019
रोजगार सारांश

उच्च न्यायालयउच्च
पद का नाम : सिविल जज श्रेणी-11 (एंट्री लेवल)
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 190
अंतिम दिनांक :20.1.2019
कर्मचारी राज्य बीमा निगम
पद का नाम : पराचिकित्सा एवं नर्सिंग स्टाफ
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 106
अंतिम दिनांक :21.1.2019
रेलवे भर्ती बोर्ड
पद का नाम : कनिष्ठ अभियंता, कनिष्ठ अभियंत
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 14033
अंतिम दिनांक :31.1.2019
एयर इंडिया एयर ट्रांसपोर्ट र्विसेस लिमिटेड
पद का नाम : कस्टमर एजेंट, हैंडी- मैन, वरिष्ठ रैम्प सेवा एजेंट
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 250
अंतिम दिनांक :12.01.2019

Gazette Notification dated 11/01/2018 : Earned Leave in advance in two installments of five days of every calendar year [DoPT]

In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, 
(A) in rule 28, in sub-rule (1) for clauses (a), (b) and (c), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely:- 
“(a) The leave account of every Government servant (other than a military officer) who is serving in a 
Vacation Department shall be credited with earned leave, in advance’ in two installments of five days 
each on the first day of January and July of every calendar year. 
(b) In respect of any year in which a Government Servant avails a portion of the vacation, he shall be 
entitled to additional earned leave in such proportion of twenty days, as the number of days of vacation not 
taken bears to the full vacation, provided the total earned leave credited shall not exceed thirty days in a 
calendar year. 
(c) If, in any year, the Government servant does not avail any vacation, earned leave will be as per Rule 26 
instead of clauses (a) and (b).”; 


Income-Tax Deduction from Salaries during the Financial Year 2018-19

Income-Tax Deduction from Salaries during the Financial Year 2018-19

CIRCULAR NO : 01 /2019
F.No. 275/192/2018-IT(B)
Government of India
Ministry  of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
******
North Block, New Delh
Dated the 1st January, 2019
SUBJECT: INCOME-TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2018-19 UNDER SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961.

Reference is invited to Circular No. 29/2017 dated 05.12.2017 whereby the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income under the head “Salaries” under Section 192 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (hereinafter ‘the Act’), during the financial year 2017-18, were intimated. The present Circular contains the rates of deduction of income-tax from the payment of income chargeable under the head “Salaries” during the financial year 2018-19 and explains certain related provisions of the Act and Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereinafter the Rules). The relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and Notifications are available at the website of the Income Tax Department- www.incometaxindia.gov.in.

2. RATES OF INCOME–TAX AS PER FINANCE ACT, 2018:

As per the Finance Act, 2018, income-tax is required to be deducted under Section 192 of the Act from income chargeable under the head “Salaries” for the financial year 2018-19 (i.e. Assessment Year 2019-20) at the following rates:
2.1 Rates of tax
A.Normal Rates of tax:
S.NO TOTAL INCOME RATE OF TAX
1 Where the total income does not exceed Rs 2,50,000/-. Nil
2 Where the total income exceeds Rs 2,50,000/-
but does not exceed Rs 5,00,000/-.
5 per cent of the amount by which the total income
exceeds Rs. 2,50,000/‑
3 Where the total income exceeds Rs 5,00,000/-
but does not exceed Rs 10,00,000/-.
Rs. 12,500/- plus 20 per cent of the amount by which
the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-.
4 Where the total income exceeds Rs 10,00,000/-. Rs. 1,12,500/- plus 30 per cent of the amount by which
the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-

Not feasible to extend the benefits of MACP during Jan to Aug 2008

“Not feasible to extend the benefits of MACP during 01.01.2006 to 31.08.2008, as more than nine years of time has passed since the implementation of MACP”

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees

F.No.A-26017/166/2018-Ad.IIA
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise and Customs

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 9th January, 2019

To
All Cadre Controlling Authorities under CBIC

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees -regarding

Madam / Sir,

The Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP) for the Central Government Civilian Employees was introduced on the recommendation of the 6th Central Pay Commission vide Department of Personnel and Training (DoP&T) OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19.05.2009 w.e.f. 01.09.2008.

2.The Board has been receiving a number of references from individuals/ Commissionerates /CBN, CBIC, seeking clarification on the applicability of the judgement dated 08.12.2017 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal Diary No. 3744 of 2016, in case of UOI and Ors. Vs. Balbir Singh Turn & Anr. on grant of MACP from 01.01.2006 instead of 01.09.2008.

3. DoP&T is the nodal Department for regulation of MACP Scheme. The matter has been examined in the Board in consultation with DoP&T. DoP&T has, inter alia, observed that: –

The Order dated 08.12.2017 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal Diary No. 3744 of 2016, in case of UOI and Ors. Vs. Balbir Singh Turn & Anr is in the context of MACP Scheme issued by Ministry of Defence (MoD) with regard to Personnel below Officer Rank (PBOR) and hence the order of Hon’ble Apex Court is directly not applicable to the MACP Scheme issued by DoP&T for civilian employees. Therefore, request for grant of MACP benefits w.e.f. 01.01.2006 may not be agreed to on the following grounds: –

(i) The VI Pay Commission recommended separate Schemes for civilian and the Defence Personnel. After the recommendations were considered and approved by the Cabinet, D/o Expenditure issued Resolution dated 29.08.2008 in respect of civilian employees. M/o Defence issued resolution dated 30.08.2008 regarding extension of VI CPC benefits to Armed Forces Personnel. Thus, the Civilian and the PBOR personnel are governed by two different Resolutions.

(ii) The recommendations of the 6th CPC were accepted by the Government only on 29.08.2008 (30.08.2008 in case of PBOR). The recommendations of the 66 CPC were required to be examined and a scheme was to be formulated in consultation with Department of Expenditure and the same took considerable time for its implementation. Before implementation of the Scheme, a cut off date had to be decided/fixed. Accordingly, the Government has taken a conscious decision for implementing the MACPS w.e.f. 01.09.2008. Though the MACPS came into existence only w.e.f. 01.09.2008, the benefits of the existing ACP Scheme of August, 1999, was allowed to the Government servants upto 31.08.2008.

(iii) Changing the effective date of implementation of MACP from 01.09.2008 to 01.01.2006 may be beneficial to certain employees, but this would also place certain other employees at a disadvantage thereby entailing huge recoveries from them. It may be difficult to make recoveries from the employees who have availed higher financial benefit under ACP during 01.01.2006 to 31.08.2008 and retired from service.

(iv) The MACP is a condition of service and, hence, cannot be given retrospective effect. It is upto Government to take a conscious decision to implement it uniformly from a certain date.

(v) It is not feasible to extend the benefits of MACP during 01.01.2006 to 31.08.2008, as more than nine years of time has passed since the implementation of MACP and the issues have been settled as per extant instructions. The change of effective date will lead to surge of litigation particularly from employees who availed the benefits of ACP scheme during 01.01.2006 to 31.08.2008.

(vi) Vide Order dated 14.02.2017, Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Madras in Writ petition Nos. 33946, 34602 and 27798 of 2014 has held that the benefit of erstwhile ACP Scheme cannot be negated by bringing a new Scheme i.e. MACP Scheme with retrospective effect.

4.Based on the above, you are requested to take appropriate action on the references received on this issue.

5.This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.


Yours faithfully,

(M.K.Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Questions on New System for Promotion – Loksabha Q & A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING)

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3529
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 02.01.2019)

NEW SYSTEM FOR PROMOTION

3529. DR. BOORA NARSAIAH GOUD:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government is proposing to have a new system introduced to assess the integrity and reputation of bureaucrats on the basis of which promotion is given;
(b) if so, the services that are going to be considered and from when this is likely to be introduced;
(c) whether there is a proposal to send these guidelines to the States; 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): Promotions are given in accordance with the provisions in the Recruitment Rules / Service Rules for the respective posts. The consolidated guidelines on Departmental Promotion Committees (DPC) for making recommendations in regard to fitness of officials for promotion have been issued vide Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No. 22011/5/1986-Estt.(D) dated 10.04.1989. The policy contained in this OM with regard to Benchmark, assessment of fitness, sealed cover procedure in respect of officers under cloud, zone of consideration for promotion, and other related matters has been reviewed and amended from time to time. The important amendments made in the promotion guidelines during past three years are as under:

i. OM No. 22011/3/2013-Estt. (D) dated 25/01/2016 regarding promotion of Government Servants exonerated after retirement-procedure and Guidelines to be followed.

ii. OM No. 22011/4/2007-Estt. (D) dated 21/11/2016 regarding Guidelines on treatment of effect of penalties on promotion – role of Departmental Promotion Committee.

iii. OM No. 22011/4/2013-Estt.(D) dated 08/05/2017 regarding procedure to be observed by the Departmental Promotion Committees(DPCs) – Model Calendar for DPCs -relevant year up to which APARs are to be considered and Model Calendar for conducting DPCs and crucial date for eligibility.

iv. OM No. 22011/3/2013-Estt. (D) dated 15/11/2018 regarding promotion of Government servants found fit by review DPC after retirement – procedure and guidelines to be followed.

These instructions are applicable to all Central Government Civilian Employees and Central Services except Railways Services and services under the control of the Department of Atomic Energy, the erstwhile Department of Electronics, the Department of Space and the Scientific and Technical Services under the Department of Defence Research and Development.

The state services are under Schedule VII of Constitution and States are empowered to make rules under Article 309 in respect of services and posts under them.