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10/11/2014


Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners-PM launches Jeevan Pramaan

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Prime Minister’s Office
10-November-2014 17:37 IST
PM launches Jeevan Pramaan – Digital Life Certificate for Pensioners
Huge relief for senior citizens who have to produce Life Certificates each year to continue receiving pension.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched “Jeevan Pramaan” – an “Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate” for pensioners, in a move that could eventually benefit over a crore pensioners. The Prime Minister said that after the push towards self-certification, this digital life certificate was another enabling mechanism which would benefit the common man.
The proposed digital certification will do away with the requirement of a pensioner having to submit a physical Life Certificate in November each year, in order to ensure continuity of pension being credited into his account. The Department of Electronics and IT has developed a software application which will enable the recording of the pensioner’s Aadhar number and biometric details from his mobile device or computer, by plugging in a biometric reading device. Key details of the pensioner, including date, time, and biometric information will be uploaded to a central database on real-time basis, ultimately enabling the Pension Disbursing Agency to access a Digital Life Certificate. This will conclusively establish that the pensioner was alive at the time of authentication.
The earlier requirement entailed that a pensioner either personally presents himself before the Pension Disbursing Agency, or submits a Life Certificate issued by authorities specified by the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO).
At present, 50 lakh individuals draw pension from the Central Government alone. A similar number draw pension from State and Union Territory Governments. Several PSUs also provide pension benefits. Over 25 lakh retired personnel draw pension from the Armed Forces. The Aadhar-Based Digital Life Certificate will go a long way in reducing hardship which so many senior citizens have to go through to produce a Life Certificate every year.
The software application system will be made available to pensioners and other stakeholders on a large scale at no extra cost. It can be operated on a personal computer or a smartphone, along with an inexpensive biometric reading device. This facility will also be made available at Common Service Centres being operated under the National e-Governance Plan, for the benefit of pension

08/11/2014 .
 


Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office

Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Coma Place
New Delhi — 110 066
CPAO/Tech/Life Certificate/2014-15/670-711

31.10.2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Submission of Life Certificate in the month of November, 2014

Attention is invited to this Office OM No. CPAO/Tech/Pre-2006/Revision/2011-12/191 dated 23rd October, 2012 circulating therewith a copy of CPAO’s’ advertisement in English released in the leading national and regional dailies on 21st October, 2012 regarding obtaining of life certificate in the revised format by the authorized banks from the Central Civil pensioner/ family pensioner in November every year.
It was’ also advised that the information on the current address and telephone number collected from the Life Certificates is to be updated on the banks master data with the CPPC and the updated master data is required to be sent to CPAO not later than the last week of December every year.
Since the pensioners/family pensioners would start approaching the banks for life certificate from 1st of November, it is reiterated that all Pension Account Holding Branches must be sensitized to ensure the receipt of Life Certificate in the revised format (copy enclosed).
The updated master data must reach CPAO not later than the last week of December, 2014. The modified format of Life Certificate is also available on CPAO’s website www.cpao.nic.in at the link “Forms-For Pensioners” appearing on the left pane of Home Page.
(Vijay Singh)
Sr.Accounts Officer(Tech)
2)12 Advanced Training Institutes to be set up  as a Part of ‘Make in India’ Programme
In the First Phase 12 Advanced Training Institutes to be set up at a cost of over 200 Crores as a Part of ‘Make in India’ Programme
The Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T) of the Ministry of Labour & Employment proposes to set up 12 Advanced

12-Advanced-Training-Institutes-to-be-set-up
Training Institutes (ATIs) at various locations of the country at a Total Project Cost of over 200 Crores. This is the pilot phase of a scheme of the Directorate under its Craft Instructor Training Scheme (CITS), to be implemented in PPP mode, with the objective training of 9200 Vocational Instructors to begin with.
This effort is a part of ‘Make in India’ program which aims to transform India into a best-in-class manufacturing hub and it places a strong emphasis on skill development. The Hon’ble Prime Minister, in a recent speech, has also weighed on the need to focus on Skill, Scale and Speed to make India capable of competing on the global scale. Referring to the requirement of skilled trainers in the country, he mentioned that good teachers are one of the biggest needs of the society.
To address this need for vocational trainers, the DGE&T has decided to setup 27 Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs) in all for training of trainers. With a clear impetus on private participation to induce efficiency and innovation, the DGE&T has decided to explore Public-Private Partnerships as a model for developing these institutes.
DGE&T is an apex organization for development and coordination of the vocational training in India.
The pre qualification process for bidders to set up the first 12 institutes in the first phase is to begin soon.
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07/11/2014.

1)Applicability of Old Pension Scheme to Substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01.01.2004 but regularized after 01.01.2004 – clarification regarding.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2012/F(E)III/1(1)/2

New Delhi, Dated: 29.10.2014.
The GMs/FA&CA0s,
All Indian Rauways/Production
Units.
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Applicability of Old Pension Scheme to Substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01.01.2004 but regularized after 01.01.2004 – clarification regarding.

The issue of coverage of substitutes who had attained temporary status prior to 01.01.2004 but regularized after 01.01.2004 under Old Pension Scheme, has been raised by both the recognized Federations (AIRF & NFIR) under PNM/AIRF item No.05/2012 and PNM/NFIR item No.15/2011 respectively. The issue has also been raised under DC/JCM (Railways) item No.20/2012.

2. The issue has been examined by Board and it has now been decided that substitutes who got temporary status prior to 01.01.2004 but regularized/absorbed after 01.01.2004 and after regularization, if the date of appointment is prior to 01.01.2004, in terms of provision of Board’s letter No.E(NG)ll/90/SB/Master Circular dated 29.01.1991(M.C. No.20/91) and para 6 of letter No.E(NG)11/2008/SB/SR/15 dated 17.09.2010, then they may be covered under Old Pension Scheme.

3. Further, the employee and employer contribution of the NPS corpus of the Substitutes, mentioned in para 2 above, who so far have been covered under the National Pension System (NPS) may be adjusted in terms of the instructions contained in Board’s letter No.2010/AC-II/21/18 dated 31.03.2014(RBA No.5/2014)
Please acknowledge receipt

(Amitabh Joshi)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)III
Railway Board
Deputy Director Finance Esft.)III
Railway Board.

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06/11/2014

This is Mahatma Gandhi's first television interview. On 30 April 1931 Gandhi gave this interview to Fox Movietone News and also met the peasants of Bardoli.   Click below to view the video


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Charge Sheet can be obtained through RTI








The CIC Prof M Sridhar Acharyulu held on 3rd November 2014 that ‘charge-sheet’ has to be disclosed after separating non-disclosable portions, if any, as per restrictions prescribed under RTI Act. Ms. Usha Kanth Asiwal sought to know from Director of Vigilance Delhi, details of complaint made to Anti Corruption Bureau on 25-04-2001 and  inquiry leading to registration of case against 13 persons under Prevention of Corruption Act, which is now under prosecution in Tis Hazari Courts. She sought 22 point information, which broadly relate to contents of the Charge-sheet.
The PIO denied the information u/s 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act claiming disclosure would impede investigation or prosecution.  The First Appellate Authority upheld the decision of the PIO.  She approached the Commission in second Appeal. Though demand was not for copy of charge-sheet, the appellant agreed that a copy of charge-sheet would answer his application. Then issue before the Commission was whether charge sheet was public document, and if so could that be shared under RTI Act with any citizen.
CIC Prof Sridhar Acharyulu explained: ‘The charge sheet is a report held by the investigating officer, or public authority or court of law. As per the RTI Act, any information held by the public authority can be accessed by the citizen subject to the exceptions provided under Section 8. Because the charge-sheet contains the evidence which need to be adduced in the court of law, there is a possibility of opening up many details which could be personal or private or confidential. If the allegation requires to be proved by call data, the charge sheet refers to sheets of call data, which surely contain call details unrelated to allegation. That could be private information need to be protected. Hence each charge sheet has to be separately examined and only after separating unnecessary and unrelated details of evidence, and only required and permissible information out of chargesheet should be disclosed. Thus Charge-sheet can neither be prohibited enbloc from disclosure nor disclosed totally. Charge-sheet is a document held by concerned authority, which has to examine disclosable aspects vis-a-vis Section 8 and 9 of the RTI Act and then decide the case’.
As per the Criminal Procedure, the charge-sheet is the end product of investigation. With filing of charge-sheet, the investigation is closed and defense that investigation might get impeded does not stand at all.    Whether revealing the information impedes apprehension or prosecution is the next question. The Respondent authority did not even raise this point and did nothing to explain the Commission about possibility of impeding apprehension/prosecution by disclosure.  The Public Authority just mentioned the section number and did nothing else. The First Appellate Authority also did not apply the mind and chose not to give any reasons for upholding the denial by PIO. The exemption of larger public interest provided in Section 8(1) is not available to this clause (h). Thus it has to be decided on facts whether disclosure of charge-sheet will really obstruct investigation, apprehension or prosecution. The judgment of the Delhi High Court in W.P.(C) No.3114/2007 – Shri Bhagat Singh Vs. Chief Information Commissioner & Ors on this aspect is of relevance, since it deals with the applicability of the Section 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act 2005: S Ravinder Bhat J specifically notes, “As held in the preceding part of the judgment, without a disclosure as to how the investigation process would be hampered by sharing the materials collected till the notices were issued to the assessee, the respondents could not have rejected the request for granting information. …”
It can be inferred that there is no specific provision anywhere prohibiting the disclosure of charge-sheet and if there disclosure does not affect investigation or prosecution it can be permitted under RTI, unless there is a public interest against disclosure. The chargesheets containing charges under Prevention of Corruption Act, especially against public servants, need to be in public domain, in public interest.
Citing several decisions the CIC said: There is no specific provision under any law which state that charge-sheet is a public document, but there are several judgment of the Supreme court and High court which clarify that charge sheet is a public document. Queen-Empress v. Arumugan and Ors ( (1897) ILR 20 Mad 189) has held that any person has an interest in criminal proceeding has a right to inspect under section 76 of the Indian Evidence Act. In N David Vijay Kumar v The Pallavan Gram Bank, Indian Bank in File No. CIC/SG/A/2012/000189 CIC Mr Shailesh Gandhi ordered disclosure of Charge sheet ruling out the contention of exemption under Section 8(1)(j).
On the perusal of the RTI application, the Commission found that the  information sought by the applicant are the part and parcel of the information contain in the charge-sheet prepared after the completion of the investigation under section 173 of Cr. P. C. The purpose of the appellant will be served if the copy of the same would be provided to the appellant. The respondent authority also agreed to provide the copy of charge sheet.
Considering the provisions of Cr.P.C., Evidence Act, RTI Act, erudite judicial pronouncements, certain transparency practices in CVC,  facts and circumstances of the case and contentions raised, the Commission holds that the charge sheet is a public document and it shall be disclosed subject to other restrictions provided under RTI Act. There cannot be a general hard and fast rule that every charge-sheet could be disclosed or should not be. Each RTI request for copy of Charge-sheet required to be examined and only permissible part should be given.  The Commission, hence, directed the respondent to examine the content of charge-sheet and to provide appellant/… the copy of those portions of charge-sheet, which would answer the queries raised by appellant in his RTI application, within 3 weeks from the date of receipt of the order.

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04/11/2014.
Parivartan,IT Project Newsletter
Quarterly Project Newsletter,Jul - Sept 2014
This Newsletter is edited and published by the Department of Posts.Editorial Team:Member Technology(Editor-in-Chief).
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Rotational Transfer Policy applicable to CSS Officers -Review of the policy reg.
No.21/2/2009-CS.I(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
CS.I Division
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 3rd November 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Rotational Transfer Policy applicable to CSS Officers -Review of the policy reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 21.10.2014 inviting comments from the stakeholders on the rotational transfer policy proposed for CSS officers. In the rotational transfer policy, a provision for mutual transfer is also proposed to be added as under:
2. “Mutual Transfer Request for mutual transfer of officers may be considered by the Department of Personnel & Training subject to the following conditions:
(i) Both of the officers applied for mutual transfer should have completed at least 50% of the tenure prescribed for the post;
(ii) The request has been recommended by the Secretary of the Departments concerned.”
3. The comments if any on the rotational transfer policy may be submitted before the last date prescribed i.e. by 7.11.2014 in the e-mail address given below.
(Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele.: 24629412




Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants
No.Z-20025/9/2014-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi, November 3rd 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants —
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to the provisions of the Supplementary Rules which relate to maintaining records of service of a Government employee. As per provisions of SR 199 every step in a Government servants’ official life must be recorded in his Service Book and each entry attested by the Head Of Office. As per SR 202, Heads of Offices are to obtain the signatures of the Government servants in token of their having inspected their Service Books annually. Further Rule32 of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 provides for issuing a communication on completion crf 18 years of service, as part of preparatory work for sanctioning pensionary benefits. The Service Books at present contains details of bio data, posting details, qualifying service, security details, HBA, CGHS, CGEGIS, LTC, etc.
2. It has been decided to include the respective Aadhaar numbers also of all Government servants in their Service Books. The e-Service Book format already provides fields for Aadhaar number of the Government servant.
3. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to ensure that the Service Books of all employees have an entry of the employees’ Aadhaar number. The attached and subordinate offices under their control may also be suitably instructed for compliance,
(Mukul Ratra) 03/11/2014
Director
Tel: 26164314 e-mail: mukul.ratra@nic.in




Introduction of mandatory Induction Training for Probation clearance-regarding
No. 28020/I/2010-Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel &I Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th october 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: introduction of mandatory Induction Training for Probation clearance-regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0.M of even number dated 21 July, 2014 wherein consolidated instructions on Probation/ Confirmation in Central Services were issued for ready reference to all concerned. As per extant instructions during the period probation, or any extension thereof, candidates may be required by Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions to pass examinations and tests as Government may deem fit as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.
2. It has been decided that in all cases of direct recruitment there should be a mandatory induction training of atleast two weeks duration. Successful completion of the training may be made a pre-requisite for tompletion of probation. The syllabus for the training may be prescribed by the Cadre authorities and the Training Division of DOPT can be consulted, if required.
3. The recruitment rules for all posts, wherever such a provision does not already exist, may be amended to provide for such mandatory training. Till such time as the Recruitment Rides are amended, a clause on the above lines may be included in the offer of appointment.
Sd/-
(J.A.Vaidyanatahn)
Director (Establishment)
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03/11/2014 .
Private sector should also be roped in Swachh Bharat Mission as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility

Venkaiah Naidu Calls for Three Pronged Strategy to Realize the Goal of Clean India While Reviewing the Implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission 



Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for a three-pronged strategy to relialize the goal of Clean India which should include sustained campaign – continue the chain of nine; focus more on behaviroual change - encourage voluntary public participation; and to recognize ULBs, NGOs and Private Sector contributing significantly to the success of the Mission. 



The Miniser reviewed implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission in national capital today with the Chief Secretary of Delhi, senior officials of Government of India, Delhi Government, MCDs, DDA, Delhi Police, DTC, DMRC and other agencies. 





The Minister strongly felt that every socially conscious citizen and public representative should be persuaded to make nine people to take up the task of campaigning for Swachh Bharat and each one of them should pass on to nine others to keep the campaign going. Shri Naidu said “we should rope in not only social but also spiritual and religious leaders for this campaign. Respectable persons from the society also have to be brought in to spread the core message of this campaign.” 



Shri Naidu said that MCDs and DDA should meet twice a week to sort out the issues which are hindering the solid waste management in the capital. He said local bodies should be involved to get feedback on regular basis. The Minister said all hospitals should be fumigated periodically at least once a fortnight. Orders for mandatory recycling of waste by government bodies should be issued. He directed that list of agencies responsible for O&M of public and community toilets should be made public. Shri Naidu said all street food vendors should compulsorily be made to have a waste basket or bucket. 



The Minister said all officers should get together once a week for taking up Clean India Mission. He said all Municipal Corporations should prepare action plans for the construction of toilets/Dhalaos in slums/JJ colonies. The Minister directed that Dhalaos should be cleaned regularly and details of private agencies involved in the task should be in public domain. He said that identification of locations for processing solid waste should be done by all municipal corporations in consulation with the DDA within next 15 days. The Minister also asked Municipal Corporations to hold meetings and take the support of Traders’ Associations for installation of dust bins in market areas. He also directed that night shelters should be inspected regularly for ensuring cleanliness. The Minister was of the view that third party agencies should inspect DDA parks, DDA plots and municipal parks for cleanliness. He also directed that Delhi Metro and DTC buses should carry the logo and message of Swachh Bharat Mission. 



The Minister suggested that all police stations should prepare action plans for cleanliness of police stations and their residential areas. Shri Naidu stressed on the need for extensive use of social media for community involvement in Swachh Bharat Mission. He said involvement of children and youth through NCC and NSS should also be ensured. 



The Urban Development Minister reiterated that the Government will focus on infrastructure creation, construction of toilets, both individual and community, setting up of new treatment plants for solid and sewerage waste, distribution of enough dust bins etc. He also stressed that awareness about the Mission should be spread through educational institutions, restaturants, hotels, hospitals, railway stations, bus stands, public offices and places by prominently displaying the logo of Swachh Bharat and the quotes of Mahatma Gandhi and the Prime Minister in their premises. 



Shri Naidu advised that the officers at every level should take note of complaints and feedback from the media, particularly the social media, relating to lack of sanitation, act upon them and take remedial measures as quickly as possible. He suggested that private sector should also be roped in Swachh Bhrat Mission as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.



Shri Naidu felt that the most important aspect for the campaign should be to create Swachh Manasikata (Clean Mindset). Awareness among the people should be created that the country is theirs and that they have to do their bit by developing a sense of belongingness and responsibility and by keeping their surroundings clean. He said that the campaign will be successful only if it is converted into a Jan Aandolan (public movement). The idea of imposing fines on people who litter their surroundings leading to sanitation problems, can be thought of at a later stage. 



Shri Naidu highlighted the need to have an assessment of implementation of the Mission at regular intervals for which a ward-wise, city-wise, state-wise, and a nation-wide index should be prepared and updated regularly. 



The Minister said that a proposal is under government’s consideration to recognize performing Urban Local Bodies (ULB) in respect of sanitation and to institute a state level award to encourage their sustained performance and to motivate other ULBs. 



The Urban Development Minister appreciated the efforts of the different agencies in implementing the Mission and urged them to keep the campaign going on in full vigour to achieve the goal of Swachh Bharat by 2019. 


 Inviting suggestions for the proposed Scheme of Swantah Sukhaya



F. No.I-11019/32/2014-CRD
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 1st November, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: – Inviting suggestions for the proposed Scheme of Swantah Sukhaya
It has been decided to launch an initiative to provide a platform to Government officials to design and implement projects or schemes of their choice on voluntary basis which would give them a sense of self satisfaction and achievement. Rules permit a Government servant to take up honorary work of social or charitable nature etc.
The draft guidelines are attached.Suggestions are invited about its methodology and also its name. The existing name Swantah Sukhaya is on the lines of initiative from the Gujarat Government where it has been successfully implemented since 2004 and has also been documented. Further details can be found at http://www.spipa.gujarat.gov.in/downloads/swantah sukhaya initiatives.pdf. The comments/suggestions may be sent to the undersigned at email id jsest@nic.in by 30th November, 2014.
Mamta Kundra)
Joint Secretary (E)
Source&Read more details-http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/ConceptpaperonSwantahSukhaya.pdf



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01/11/2011
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Posts that have remained vacant for more than a year are not to be revived –  Austerity Instructions

No.7(1)/E.Coord./2014
Government of India
Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure

North Block,

New Delhi, 29th October, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Expenditure Management – Economy Measures and Rationalisation of Expenditure.

           Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has been ‘” issuing austerity instructions from time to time with a view to containing non-developmental expenditure and releasing of additional resources for priority schemes. The last set of instructions was issued on is” September 2013 after passing of the Union Budget. Such measures are intended at promoting fiscal discipline, without restricting the operational efficiency of the Government. In the context of the current fiscal situation, there is a need to continue to rationalise expenditure and optimize available resources. With this objective, the following measures for fiscal prudence and economy will come into immediate effect:-

2.1 Cut in Non-Plan expenditure:

For the year 2014-15, every Ministry / Department shall effect a mandatory 10% cut in non-Plan expenditure excluding interest payment, repayment of debt, Defence capital, salaries, pension and Finance Commission grants to the States. No re-appropriation of funds to augment the Non-Plan heads of expenditure on which cuts have been imposed shall be allowed during the current fiscal year.

2.2 Seminars and Conferences:

(i) Utmost economy shall be observed in organizing conferences/ Seminars/workshops. Only such conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. which are absolutely essential, should be held wherein also a 10% cut on budgetary allocations (whether Plan or Non-Plan) shall be effected.

(ii) Holding of exhibitions/fairs/seminars/conferences abroad is strongly discouraged except in the case of exhibitions for trade promotion.

(iii) There will be a ban on holding of meetings and conferences at five star hotels except in case of bilateral/multilateral official engagements to be held at the level of Minister-in-Charge or Administrative Secretary, with foreign Governments or international bodies of which India is a Member. The Administrative Secretaries are advised to exercise utmost discretion in holding such meetings in 5-Star hotels keeping in mind the need to observe utmost economy in expenditure.

2.3 Purchase of vehicles:

Purchase of new vehicles to meet the operational requirement of Defence Forces, Central Paramilitary Forces & security related organizations are permitted. Ban on purchase of other vehicles (including staff cars) will continue except against condemnation.

2.4 Domestic and International Travel:

(i) Travel expenditure {both Domestic Travel Expenses (DTE) and Foreign Travel Expenses(FTE)} should be regulated so as to ensure that each Ministry remains within the allocated budget for the same after taking into account the mandatory 10% cut under DTE/FTE (Plan as well as Non-Plan). Re-appropriation! augmentation proposals on this account would not be approved.

(ii)While officers are entitled to vanous classes of air travel depending on seniority, utmost economy would need to be observed while exercising the choice keeping the limitations of budget in mind. However, there would be no bookings in First Class.”
(iii) Facility of Video Conferencing may be used effectively. All extant instructions on foreign travel may be scrupulously followed.
(iv) In all cases of air travel the lowest air fare tickets available for entitled class are to be purchased! procured. No companion free ticket on domestic/ international travel is to be availed of.
Creation of Posts
(i) There will be a ban on creation of Plan and Non-Plan posts.
(ii) Posts that have remained vacant for more than a year are not to be revived except under very rare and unavoidable circumstances and after seeking clearance of Department of Expenditure.
3. Observance of discipline in fiscal transfers to States, Public Sector Undertakings and Autonomous Bodies at Central/ State/Local level:
3.1 Release of Grant-in-aid shall be strictly as per provisions contained in GFRs and in Department of Expenditure’s OM No.7(1)/E.Coord/2012 dated 14.ll.2012.
3.2 Ministries/Departments shall not transfer funds under any Plan schemes in relaxation of conditions attached to such transfers (such as matching funding).
3.3 The State Governments are required to furnish monthly returns of Plan expenditure – Central, Centrally Sponsored or State Plan – to respective Ministries/Departments along with a report on amounts ouistanding in their Public Account in respect of Central and Centrally Sponsored Schemes. This requirement may be scrupulously enforced.
3.4 The Chief Controller of Accounts must ensure compliance with the above as part ofpre-payment scrutiny.
4. Balanced Pace of Expenditure:
4.1 As per extant instructions, not more than one-third (33%) of the Budget Estimates may be spent in the last quarter of the financial year. Besides, the stipulation that during the month of March the expenditure should be limited to 15% of the Budget Estimates is reiterated. It may be emphasized here that the restriction of 33% and 15% expenditure ceiling is to be enforced both scheme-wise as well as for the Demands for Grant as a whole, subject to RE ceilings. Ministries/ Departments which are covered by the Monthly Expenditure Plan (MEP) may ensure that the MEP is followed strictly.
The State Governments are required to furnish monthly returns of Plan expenditure – Central, Centrally Sponsored or State Plan – to respective Ministries/Departments along with a report on amounts ouistanding in their Public Account in respect of Central and Centrally Sponsored Schemes. This requirement may be scrupulously enforced.

4.2 It is also considered desirable that in the last month of the year payments may be made- only for the goods and services actually procured and for reimbursement of expenditure already incurred. Hence, no amount should be released in advance (in the last month) with the exception of the following:
(i) Advance payments to contractors under terms of duly executed contracts so that Government would not renege on its legal or contractual obligations.
(ii) Any loans or advances to Government servants etc. or private individuals as a measure of relief and rehabilitation as per service conditions or on compassionate grounds.
(iii) Any other exceptional case with the approval of the Financial Advisor. However, a list of such cases may be sent by the FA to the Department of Expenditure by so” April of the following year for information.
4.3 Rush of expenditure on procurement should be avoided during the last quarter of the fiscal year and in particular the last month of the year so as to ensure that all procedures are complied with and there is no infructuous or wasteful expenditure. FAs are advised to specially monitor this aspect during their reviews.
5. No fresh financial commitments should be made on items which are not provided for in the budget approved by the Parliament.
6. These instructions would also be applicable to autonomous bodies funded by Government of India.

7. Compliance
Secretaries of the Ministries / Departments, being the Chief Accounting Authorities as per Rule 64 of GFR, shall be fully charged with the responsibility of ensuring compliance of the measures outlined above. Financial Advisors shall assist the respective Departments in securing compliance with these measures and also submit an overall report to the Minister-in-Charge and to the Ministry of Finance on a quarterly basis regarding various actions taken on these measures / guidelines.
sd/-
(Ratan P.Watal)
Secretary(Expenditure)
Source: www.finmin.nic.in

 

31.10.2014
Our Charter of Demands & Response of Department of Posts



Government of India

Ministry of Communications & IT

Department of Posts

(SR Section)

                                                                                                         
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg

New Delhi -110001

Dated the   29th  October, 2014

F.No. 09-10/1997-SR                                                         



To,



The Secretary General,

National Federation of Postal Employees,

Ist floor, North Avenue Post Office Building,

New Delhi-110001.



Secretary General,

Federation of National Postal Organisations,

T-24, Atul Grove Road, New Delhi-110001.



Subject: Programme of agitation from 28/08/2014 by Postal Joint Council of Action (PJCA) comprising Unions/Associations affiliated to NFPE and FNPO- Charter of Demands-Regarding.



Sir,

           

            With reference to your letter No. PF/PJCA/2014 dated 01/08/2014 on the above subject, it is intimated that your Charter of Demands has been examined by the respective Divisions within the framework of extant rules. Response of the Department is enclosed.

           

In view of above, you are advised to call off the proposed agitation.

           

This issues with the approval of competent authority.


        

Encl. As stated above

                                          
Yours faithfully
-sd-          

(Arun Malik)

Director (SR & Legal)