Monday, 18 March 2019

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7th CPC : Revised rates of Incentive for acquiring fresh Higher Qualifications - Criteria, Guidelines for granting Incentive

Mar 18, 20190 comments


7th CPC : Revised rates of Incentive for acquiring fresh Higher Qualifications - Criteria, Guidelines for granting Incentive - reg

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No. 1/5/2017-Estt (Pay-I)Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
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North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th March, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario — reg.

Central Government Servants acquiring fresh higher qualifications after coming into service are granted incentive in the form of one-time lump-sum amount ranging from Rs.2,000/-to Rs.10,000/-, as provided in this Department’s OM No. 1/2/89-Estt.(Pay-l) dated 09.04.1999 and other related OMs.

2.The 7th CPC has reviewed the rates of incentive presently available to employees on this account in addition to pay, and have suggested their rationalization and simplification in Para 8.9.11 to 8.9.14 of their report.

3.Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (DOE) Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25.07.2016 vide Para 7 provided that the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC shall be referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary, and until a final decision thereon, all allowances including this incentive were required to be paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th CPC) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January, 2016.

4.The decision of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary has been issued as per the Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017 of DOE.

5.The President is pleased to decide that in supersession of all the existing orders/OMs/instructions/guidelines on the subject of granting incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, the following one-time lump-sum rates as incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualification by a Government employee shall be permissible for courses in fields that are directly relevant to the employee’s job:


SI. No.
Qualification
Amount (Rs.)
1.
Ph.D. or Equivalent.
30,000
2.
PG Degree/Diploma of duration more than one year, or equivalent.
25,000
3.
PG Degree/Diploma of duration one year or less, or equivalent.
20,000
4.
Degree/Diploma of duration more than three years, or equivalent.
15,000
5.
Degree/Diploma of duration three years or less, or equivalent.
10,000

6. Professional courses directly relevant to the functional requirement of the Organization/Ministry/Department but not covered by any one of the categories mentioned in para 5 above, shall be notified specifically under SI. No. 4 or 5 of para 5 above, by the concerned Ministry/Department in consultation with their respective IFD.

7. Ministries/Departments are free to choose courses on their own. However, the grant of incentive in respect of above qualifications will be subject to the fulfillment of the criteria laid down in para 8 below. The grant of incentive for the qualifications listed above shall be considered by the administrative authorities in consultation with their IFD and necessary orders shall be issued after ensuring that the criteria laid down in para 8 below are fulfilled.

8. Criteria/guidelines for granting incentive for acquiring fresh higher qualifications, in the 7th CPC Scenario, are as under:

8.1. The incentive will not be available for the qualifications which are laid down as essential or desirable qualifications in the recruitment rules for the post.

8.2. No incentive shall be allowed for acquiring higher qualification purely on academic or literary subjects. The acquisition of the qualification should be directly related to the functions of the post held by him/her, or to the functions to be performed in the next higher post. There should be direct nexus between the functions of the post and the qualification acquired and that it should contribute to the efficiency of the government servant.

8.3. The quantum of incentive will be uniform for all posts, irrespective of their classification or grade or the department.

8.4. The incentive shall not be admissible where the government servant is sponsored by the government or he/she avails study leave for acquiring the qualification.

8.5. The incentive would be given only for higher qualification acquired after induction into service.

8.6. No incentive would be admissible if an appointment is made in relaxation of the educational qualification. No incentive would be admissible if employee acquires the requisite qualification for such appointment at a later date.

8.7. The qualifications meriting grant of incentive should be recognized by University Grants Commission, respective regulatory bodies like AICTE, Medical Council of India, etc. set up by Central/State Government or recognized by the Government.

8.8. The incentive shall be limited to maximum two times in an employee's career, with a minimum gap of two years between successive grants.

8.9. The Government servant should prefer the claim within six months from the date of acquisition of the higher qualification.

9.The incentive as per this OM will be admissible for above qualifications acquired on or after 01.07.2017.

10.Government Servants, who have acquired the fresh higher qualification on or after 01.07.2017 till the date of issuance of this OM, may also claim these incentives within six months from the date of issuance of this OM.

11.Insofar as the persons working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

12.Hindi Version will follow
(Rajeev Bahree)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



Source : http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D2/D02est/higher%20qualification%207th%20cpczKxEJ.pdf

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Government will soon start the selection process for the new PFRDA chairman

Government will soon start the selection process for the new PFRDA chairman

Government will soon start the selection process for the new PFRDA chairman
The government will soon start selection process for a new chairman of pension fund regulator PFRDA to succeed the present chief, Hemant G Contractor, whose term is slated to end in April.
“The Finance Ministry will soon come out with an advertisement to find a successor to head the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA),”
Contractor’s term will be completed on April 30, 2019.
PFRDA was re-constituted into a statutory body after notification of PFRDA Act in 2014.
Contactor is the first Chairman to head the regulatory body. He had joined PFRDA on October 7, 2014.
As per the Act, the chairman will have a tenure of 5 years or till age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
Contractor was previously held the post of SBI managing director before being appointed as the PFRDA Chairman.
The pension fund regulator has reached a subscriber base of 2.65 crore in its flagship National Pension System (NPS) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) schemes and hopes to cover nearly 2.72 crore subscribers by the end of the current financial year.
The APY, mainly targeting the unorganised sector employees, offers five slabs of pension from Rs 1,000 – Rs.5,000 per month upon retirement. Employees in the age bracket of 18-40 years can sign up for an APY account.
NPS is a voluntary defined contribution retirement savings scheme for government employees as well as for those working in the organised and unorganised sectors.
PTI
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Sunday, 17 March 2019

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Amendment in Intra-Circle temporary transfer and counting of long leave period during temporary transfer issued vide communication no. 141-141/2013-SPN-II dated 17.01.2019

Amendment in Intra-Circle temporary transfer and counting of long leave period during temporary transfer issued vide communication no. 141-141/2013-SPN-II dated 17.01.2019


                                                    F. No. 141-141/2013-SPN-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Personnel Division
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Dated 1st March, 2019
Sir/Madam,
I am directed to say that as per Para 4 of this Departments communication no. 141-141/2013-SPB-II dated 17.01.2019, Inter-Circle temporary transfer is allowed in deserving cases as per conditions mentioned therein. However, references are received regarding clarification on Intra-Circle temporary transfer and counting of long leave period during such temporary transfers. In this regard, approval of the Competent Authority is hereby conveyed to allow Intra-Circle Temporary transfer on the same terms and conditions as are applicable to Inter-Circle temporary transfer except that such proposal shall be approved by the Head of Circle.

2. In such cases, both Intra-Circle and Inter-Circle temporary transfer periods shall be taken into account while calculating the maximum three (3) years period of temporary transfer in entire service career. Further, while calculating the maximum three (3) years period of temporary transfer (both Intra-Circle and Inter-Circle) in entire service career, (i) Maternity Leave period, (ii) Commuted Leave period exceeding 30 days due to hospitalization of the employee for a minimum period of five (5) days, (hi) Study Leave period, and (iv) Training Programme of more than thirty (30) days shall be excluded.

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Grant if Extra Work Allowance in c/w Implementation of 7th CPC [DOP Order]

Grant if Extra Work Allowance in c/w Implementation of 7th CPC [DOP Order]


F No.5-1/2017-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
P.A.P Section/Establishments Division

Grant of Extra Work Allowance- (abolition of existing Caretaking Allowance, Extra Duty Allowance, Flag Station Allowance, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance, Library Allowance, Rajbhasha Allowance andSpecial Appointment Allowance ) - decision of the Government on the Recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC).

I am directed to forward herewith the copy of Ministry' of Finance Department of Expenditure OM No. 12-3/2016-E.IlI(A) dated on 4th February 2019 on the subject cited above, for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.
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No.12-3/2016-E.III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Deportment of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 4'" February, 2019
Office Memorandum

Subject: Srant of Extra Work Allowance - (abolition of existing Caretaking Allowance, Extra Duty Allowance, Flag Station Allowance, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance, Library Allowance, Rajbhasha Allowance and Special Appointment Allowance)- decision of the Government on the recommendation of theSeventh Central Poy Commission (7th CPC).

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department's OM No. 12-3/2016-ElII(A) dated 20.7.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that one of the conditions laid down in para 3(b) for grant of Extra Work Allowance is that"on employee shall receive this allowance for o maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again".
2. It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that no suitable employee is available for doing caretaking work despite wide circulation of the vacancy and in view of stoppage of the allowance after one year to an employee doing caretaking work, caretaking job of the buildings is likely to be affected.

3. The matter has been considered and the President is pleased to decide that so far os the task of caretaking of office building is concerned, wherever any employee has drown Extra Work Allowance m terms of this Ministry's OM dated 20.7.2017 for o period of one year and if no suitable employees are available for performing caretaking function, then the same employee may continue to perform caretaking function and shall also be paid extra work allowance at the prescribed rates therein for a period till a Suitable employee is located. This dispensation is applicable only in case of caretaking functions and not m respect of other functions for which separate allowances were admissible prior to 1.7.2017 as mentioned m para 2 of this Ministry's aforesaid OM dated 20.7.2017.

4 These orders shall take immediate effect from the dote of issue.

5. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issues after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.



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1. Objective of establishment of residential colonies:

The Department built residential colonies to provide accommodation to its employees and this accommodation is made available to them in lieu of monthly house rent allowance. The main objective of the Department in arranging housing facility for employees and their family members is to provide for their convenience and a healthy environment, so that employees can work without stress and their performance can be enhanced







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Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister, dies at 63

Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister, dies at 63

Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at 63.


Manohar Parrikar Death: The Goa CM had been ailing for the last one year and has undergone treatment in the US as well as at AIIMS, Delhi, and a private hospital in Mumbai.

Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar (63) passed away on Sunday after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. Parrikar had been ailing for the last one year and has undergone treatment in the US as well as at AIIMS, Delhi, and a private hospital in Mumbai. A condolence meeting for him will be held in the Union Cabinet at 11 am on Monday.

He was shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi on September 15 last year and returned to Goa on October 14. Since then, he had been recuperating at his private residence at Dona Paula.

He was last seen in public at Atal Booth Karyakarta Sammelan earlier in February when BJP chief Amit Shah came to address the party. Since early this year, he had limited his public interactions and only travelled along with the medical staff of Goa Medical College.

Parrikar attended the Budget session of Goa Assembly on January 29 and presented the state budget the next day. On the last day of the session on January 31, he was taken for treatment to AIIMS in Delhi and he returned to Goa on February 5.

Saying that Parrikar was the “builder of modern Goa”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his pro-people policies ensured the state scaled remarkable heights of progress.

“Manohar Parrikar was the builder of modern Goa. Thanks to his affable personality and accessible nature, he remained the preferred leader of the state for years. His pro-people policies ensured Goa scales remarkable heights of progress,” Modi tweeted.

Paying tribute to ‘one of Goa’s favourite sons’, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said Parrikar was respected and admired across party lines. “I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Goa CM, Shri Manohar Parrikar Ji, who bravely battled a debilitating illness for over a year. Respected and admired across party lines, he was one of Goa’s favourite sons,” he said.

Born on December 13, 1955, in Goa’s Mapusa, Parrikar completed his schooling from Loyola High School and graduated from IIT-Bombay in metallurgical engineering in 1978. After getting married to Medha Parrikar, the couple was blessed with two sons. However, in 2000, his wife died of cancer.

His first brush with politics happened in the year 1994 when Parrikar was first elected to the Goa state assembly at just 39. There were only four other BJP members in the state assembly. He soon climbed the organisational ladder and rose from an RSS pracharak to become Leader of the Opposition in the Goa Assembly in 1999 (from June to November).

Manohar Parrikar played a key role in making the BJP a force to reckon with in Goa, which remained for long a Congress bastion. He went on to become the Goa CM on October 24, 2000 and continued in the post till February 27, 2002.

However, he was re-elected as CM on June 5, 2002. Later, he lost his chair to another set of defections and faced a drubbing in the hands of Congress in 2007.

However, Parrikar made a stunning comeback in March 2012, with BJP and allies winning 24 constituencies. He was the Goa CM until November 8, 2014, when he was given the charge of the Defence Ministry. He was succeeded by Laxmikant Parsekar as the CM.

Known for working behind the scenes and leading a simple lifestyle, Parrikar is credited for developing quality infrastructure in the state in a short time. Among his major achievements was bringing the IFFI (International Film Festival of India) to Goa.

Parrikar resigned as Defence Minister in 2017 for his fourth stint as Goa CM after BJP, which failed to cross the half-way mark in the Goa assembly polls, enlisted the support of the Goa Forward Party (GFP), Maharastrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and two Independents, to reach the magic figure of 21 in the 40-member house.

As defence minister, Parrikar had pressed for modernisation of the armed forces and under him, India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Myanmar. Besides putting in place a new Defence Procurement Policy (DPP), Parrikar is also credited for implementing the OROP scheme in 2015.

Source : https://indianexpress.com/
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