Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Monday, 16 March 2015
New Delhi: The government on Friday said it has no proposals to shift to six-day week working for its offices or reduce the retirement age of employees to 58 years.
"At present, there is no proposal to change working days for the Central government offices from five to six days a week or to reduce the retirement age of the Central government employees to 58 years," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
At present, the retirement age of the Central government employees is 60 years.
The Minister also said that the Seventh Central Pay Commission appointed in February 2014 is required to make its recommendations within 18 months from the date of its constitution.
Former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur is the Chairman of the Commission.
The government constitutes Pay Commission almost every ten years to revise the pay scales of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modification.
The Sixth Pay Commission was implemented with effect from January 1, 2006
Source : http://zeenews.india.com
Central government employees may get to visit some SAARC nations barring Pakistan under new Leave Travel Concession (LTC) rules being finalised by the Centre.
"Employees will be able to avail LTC to visit some SAARC countries. A proposal in this regard is being finalised by the government," Union Minister Jitendra Singh told .
LTC allows grant of leave and ticket reimbursement to eligible central government employees.
The decision has been taken to promote people-to-people contact and boost tourism among the SAARC regions, he said.
"The government has been taking many steps to promote trade and travel. This is one of such steps to further boost ties among SAARC nations," said Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is a group of eight nations comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and India.
Officials in the Personnel Ministry said the LTC facility will not be available for visiting Pakistan and few other nations due to security concerns.
The draft for new LTC rules is in initial stage and it will be finalised after inter-ministerial consultations, they said.
"One of the major decisions taken by the Narendra Modi government soon after it took over was to extend the facility of conversion of 'home town' LTC to visit states of Jammu & Kashmir, northeastern region and Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar for a further period of two years up to September 25, 2016," the Minister said.
The Personnel Ministry has been regularly reviewing LTC rules to allow government employees to visit unexplored places like northeast. The ministry is also considering allowing government servants not entitled to travel by air to fly in economy class.
The ministry has of late put in place measures to check misuse of LTC facility. CBI is probing fake travel bills scam (LTC scam) allegedly involving certain government employees and present and former Members of Parliament.
"All the ministries or departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules.
"In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, ministries or departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials," according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry.
Saturday, 14 March 2015
Inauguration of Sukanya Samriddhi Account Facilitation Center By Hon'ble PMG Indore Region at Datia MDG Gwalior Division Indore Region MP Circle on 12/03/2015
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Facilitation Center has been inaugurated by Hon'ble PMG Indore Region Shri A K Roy at Datia MDG Gwalior Division Indore Region MP Circle on 12/03/2015 in presence of SPO's Gwalior Dn Shri A S Rathore, SDI(P) Datia Sub Dn Shri V P Rathore, Post Master Gr-I Datia MDG Shri Ravindra Sharma, SM Datia MDG R K Kushwah & all staff members and Customers.
No proposal under consideration of the Government to curtail the public holidays for government employees
No Curtailing of Public Holidays
As per the existing policy, the Central Government Administrative Offices observe up to 17 holidays in a year on specified occasions which consist of 3 National Holidays (on 26th January, 15th August and 2nd October) and 14 other holidays to celebrate festivals of different regions/religion in a diverse country like India.
At present there is no proposal under consideration of the Government to curtail the public holidays for government employees.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri S. Thangavelu in the Rajya Sabha today.
Source : PIB News