Friday, August 1, 2014

Kerala Government approves self attestation of certificates

 Kerala government has announced its decision to simplify procedures for attestation of certificates on the basis of the 12th report of the second Administrative Reforms Commission. Addressing a press conference after a cabinet meeting here, Chief Minister Sri.Oommen Chandy said that as per the new decision, applicants can now self attest their certificates, except those that require the mandatory attestation procedure.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Visit of GS to Directorate- updates on pending issues

GS visited Directorate on 28th July 2014 and met with higher officers and discussed the pending issues. The progress of few issues are as under: 

1.   Repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their parent circle. 

Information called by Directorate under Memo No.9-33/2013-SPG dated 16th July 2014 is yet to receive from Assam / Gujarat / Kerala / Odisha and Uttarakhand Circle.  It was requested during the course o visit to Directorate, not to link up the repatriation issue with supplementary DPC and consider the request applications of the officers for repatriation to their home circle immediately, was requested during the visit to Directorate to consider the request applications of the officers for repatriation to their home circle immediately, as they have already completed the requisite years of service outside their home circle and their cases are badly delayed for one or other reasons. Directorate has given assurance that on receipt of information from above circles, repatriation cases will be considered on top priority basis and now will not be linked up with result of supplementary DPC. 

2.   Supplementary DPC for promotion to PS Gr. B. 

The following information is required from circles; 

Circle
Name of officer
Requirement
Bihar
Anil Kumar Gupta
Incomplete information received at Directorate and zerox copies of CRs/APARs are not received
Balram Mandal
Vishnu Deo Ram (SC)
Tiket Das (SC)
Vinay Kumar Singh (ST)
Raj Balabh Paswan (SC)
Haryana
Ram Phal Singh (SC)
zerox copies of CRs/APARs
Kerala  
K. Narayanan
2 Officers Vig clearance and zerox copies of 3 officers CRs/APARs
V P Ahmed Asharaf
B. Satya Narayana
MP
Nathi Lal Yadav
Neither vigilance clearance report nor zerox copies of CRs/APARs received
G. Narayanan
Bhujbal Singh Tomar
Ms Rooplata Sundareshan
Moti Chandram Yadev
S. Mustafa
Parmanand Pandey
Rajmal Jain
S. K.Jain
T. S. Parte (ST)
Shivram (ST)
Odisha
Isidor Ekka (ST)
zerox copies of CRs/APARs not received
Madhu Mirdha (ST)
Rajasthan
R S Shekhawat
Only 10 officers vig. Clearance received and zerox copies of all officers CRs/APARs not received
O P Sodia
Gauri Shankar
T D Vasihnav
Bajrang Lal Sharma
S K Mishra
S D Swami
Ram Swaroop Munot (SC)
Ishra Ram (SC)
Babhu Lal (SC)
Ratan Lal (SC)
L. R. Parihar (SC)
UP
S P Pandey
zerox copies of CRs/APARs not received
Ram Mahesh Shakya
G. C. Ojha
D N S Yadav
R L Rajbhar
B C Dixit
P L Gupta
B K Singh
B K Gupta
G C Bhatt
Y N Tripathi
R P Singh
Rameshwar Bajpai
R C Srivastava
Laxshminarayan
Man Singh
WB
Amal Krishna Ghosh (SC)
zerox copies of CRs/APARs not received
Tapan Kumar Malik (SC)
Nikhil Ranjan kamila (SC)
Vishnu Pada Khanra (SC)

 
3.   Convening of DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Gr. A for the year 2013-14. 

The information of following two officers required at Directorate:

a)   Shri S. Modi (Gujarat) : ACRs/APARs not received at Directorate.

b)   Shri P. R. Alia (Uttar Pradesh) : CRs for 2007-08 (from Uttarakhand Circle) and APARs 2007-08, 2009-10 and 2010-11 (from UP circle) not upgraded by circles.  

On receipt of above information from Circles, file is said to be sent to UPSC for convening DPC for 45 to 46 posts in JTS Gr. A for the vacancies of 2013-14. 

4.   Holding of periodical meeting to Secretary (Posts)  

Director (SR) has issued 2nd reminder to DDG (P) and DDG (Estt) to furnish the comments on agenda items. Directorate will communicate the date of meeting soon.   

5.   LDCE for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for 2013 and 2014. 

Question bank on revised syllabus is not ready at Directorate. Examinations will be held separately for 2013 and 2014.

6. Promotion case of Shri Karunakaran PM (HSG-I) Dindigul HO (Tamil Nadu)

        Department has filed case in High Court of Tamil Nadu against the judgment dated 28/11/2011 delivered by special court Madurai.  

7.   Holding of regular DPC for promotion to PS Gr. B cadre for 2013-14

After the completion of supplementary DPC process, the list of officers in the ZOC will be circulated to all circles for submission of zerox copies CRs/APARAs and vigilance clearance in time frame program.

8.   Death case of Ms Mohini Gupta, ASP Ajmer (Rajasthan)

The report from Rajasthan Circle is awaited. It was requested to issue reminder to CPMG Rajasthan to speed up the enquiry.

             All Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers are once again requested to ensure submission of above information by their circle/s to Directorate and inform to GS.

Five day week to continue.... no proposal to enhance EL & CL for Central Govt. Employees

There is no proposal to change the present five-day week for the employees of central government ministries and departments, Lok Sabha was informed today. 
 
"No," said Jitendra SinghMinister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in a written reply to a question whether the government plans to change the five days per week working for central government servants.There were reports that the government was considering increasing the five-day week schedule to six days. 
   
The minister said there was also no proposal to enhance earned leave and casual leave being granted to the employees. "There is no such proposal under consideration of the government," he said.

All Central Govt. Employees to submit details about their assets and liabilities

All Central Government employees will now have to compulsorily submit a detailed report on their properties and debt owed by them…

Already, each year, the Group-A officials are required to submit information about the immovable properties owned by them. Now All categories of Central Government employees too have been asked to submit these details. The DOPT has issued relevant orders to this effect. The Government has issued this order in accordance with the Lokpal rules. According to this rule, Central Government employees will now have to submit all details regarding the cash-in-hand, bank investments, share certificates, stocks and bonds, mutual fund investments, insurance policies, P.F. details, loans, motor vehicles, gold and silver ornaments, and precious metals, to the Government.

The employees have to also submit details of movable and immovable properties owned by their spouses and children. Application forms will be given to all the employees, to be filled up and submitted before the 31st of July for each financial year. There are more than 50 lakh Central Government employees, including IAS, IPS and IFS officers, all over the country. All of them will have to henceforth submit details of their properties. If the total property owned by the employee is less than his/her four months’ basic salary, or if the total amount is less than Rs. 2 lakhs, then he/she could be considered for exemption from submitting the information.

Those who have already submitted the details will have to re-submit the form for the current financial year on or before September 15, 2014. Information also has to be furnished about the properties owned by the spouse and children. On January 1, President Pranab Mukherjee gave his approval for the Lokpal Act and regulations. Following this, amendments were made to the Lokpal Act to make it compulsory for all Central Government employees to furnish their property details.

Top priority for digital connectivity of all post offices- says MOC

New Delhi, July 21:  Proper digital connectivity of all post offices in the country is top priority for the Government, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Lok Sabha here on Monday.Replying to questions related to his Ministry, Prasad said the Prime Minister was personally monitoring a host of departments and postal services were one of them.

“The Prime Minister spent about one-and-a half–hours on the postal department and has given suggestions, which will be considered,” he said, in reply to a query by Biju Janata Dal’s Tathagata Satapathy on the status of the banking licence applied for by the postal department. Prasad said there was need for reforms in postal reforms as also upgradation of Grameen Dak Ghar Services, catering to the rural population.
 
Mobile networks :
 
Prasad said the Government’s priority was also to improve BSNL services. Responding to a question raised by Congress MP Ashok Chavan on poor mobile network in Naxal-affected regions in Maharashtra, Prasad said mobile networks, under the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) scheme in such areas are likely to be set up in 15 months.A proposal to install mobile towers at 1,836 locations in nine States affected by Left Wing Extremism with funding support from USOF has already been approved, he added.

The Minister said Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) had installed mobile towers at 363 locations for which financial support to meet operational expenses would be provided through USOF.On a question on lack of diesel supplies to BSNL mobile towers leading to their non-functionality and affecting security, he admitted there were concerns on diesel supply and “there is scope for improvement“.The idea of using solar power for telecom towers was also being looked into, especially in the hilly regions of North East, Prasad said.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Association impact- Draft copy of gradation list of IPs-2000 batch released

Directorate has released the draft copy of seniority list (Gradation list) of Inspector Posts 2000 batch and requested circles to rectify the omissions found therein at the earliest.

Directorate calls for vacancy position in Group B cadre from all Circles

To view Directorate's letter No. 9-33/2013-SPG dated 16th July 2014, please CLICK HEREThis information is required for consideration of request applications of the officers who are working outside their home circle. 

All Circle Secretaries and CHQ officer bearers are requested to keep liaison with their Circle administration and ensure submission of requisite information immediately to Directorate by email.