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DoPT: Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT upto 31st July 2018 

A. Approved by Cabinet - 28
B. Pending Proposals - 17
1. With Concerned Ministry - CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending - 9
2. With Cabinet Secretariat - Nil
3. With Department of Personnel & Training - 5
4. With Department of Expenditure - Nil
5. With Ministry concerned for clarifications - 3


Status of Cadre Review proposals processed in DoPT from
1st January, 2011 to 31st July, 2018

A. Approved by Cabinet


S.No.Name of the ServiceCRC* MeetingCabinet Approval
1
CPWD Central Engineering Service, Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service and Central Architecture Service27/06/201103/01/2012
2
Military Engineering Services (Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Architect Cadre and Surveyor Cadre)22/09/2011 and 23/01/201218/04/2013
3
Indian Revenue Service19/02/2013 and GoM** on 29/04/201323/05/2013
4
Indian Radio Regulatory Service19/02/201303/07/2013
5
Central Labour Service19/02/201317/07/2013
6
Indian Customs & Central Excise27/08/201305/12/2013
7
Indian Cost Accounts Service29/10/201302/01/2014
8
Central Power Engineering Service11/12/201313/05/2014
9
Indian Ordnance Factory Service19/03/201429/10/2014
10
Indian Civil Accounts Service17/07/201316/01/2015
11
Border Road Engineering Service26/02/201507/04/2015
12
Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service08/01/201506/05/2015
13
Indian Trade Service06/05/201401/07/2015
14
Indian Statistical Service24/06/201429/07/2015
15
Indian Skill Development Service10/04/201507/10/2015
16
Indian Postal Service28/12/201525/05/2016
17
Central Reserve Police Force15/12/201529/06/2016
18
Indian Information Service05/05/201624/08/2016
19
Border Security Force29/06/201612/09/2016
20
Indian P & T Accounts and Finance Service17/09/201527/10/2016
21
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Indian Enterprise Development Service (IEDS)28/12/201521/12/2016
22
Indian Telecom Service06/10/201621/12/2016
23
Central Engineering Service (Roads)25/04/201606/03/2017
24
Indian Naval Material Management Service24/10/201322/06/2017
25
Indian Defence Accounts Service09/09/201619/07/2017
26
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) (Group 'A' Combatised)19.7.201720.12.2017
27
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)15.05.201710.01.2018
28
Indian Petroleum and Explosive Safety Service (IPESS)09.01.201702.05.2018




* CRC — Cadre Review Committee ** GoM — Group of Ministers 

B. Pending Proposals



SI. No.
Name of the Service
Status
1. With Concerned Ministry - CRC meeting held and Cabinet approval pending (9)
1
Indian Railways Personnel ServiceMeeting of CRC was held on 19.04.2018. Approvals of MoS (PP) and FM have been obtained. MoR now has to take the approval of the Cabinet. Draft Cabinet Note has been moved by MoR
2
Indian Railways Traffic-do-
3
Indian Indian Railways Stores Stores-do-
4
Indian Railways Accounts Service-do-
5
Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers-do-
6
Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineers-do-
7
Indian Railways Service of Engineers-do-
8
Indian Railways Service of Signal Engineers-do-
9
Railway Protection ForceThe request of MoR to submit a revised proposal has been acceded to by DoPT. They have been advised to submit the revised proposal within a month.
2. With Cabinet Secretariat (0)
3. With Department of Personnel & Training (5)
10
Indian Defence Estate Service (IDES)MoD was requested for certain clarifications. The same have been received. The proposal is under examination.
11
Indian P&T Building WorksApproval of Secretary (Exp) has been obtained. Note for CRC is being sent.
12
Indian Naval Armament Service (INAS)DoE has raised certain clarifications. Reply of MoD has been received which is under examination.
13
Indian Ordnance Factories Health Services (IOFHS)The approval of Secretary (Exp) obtained. Note for CRC is being prepared.
14
Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)The proposal is under consideration.
4. With Department of Expenditure (0)
5. With Ministry concerned for clarifications (3)
15
Indian Economic ServiceDEA has been requested for certain clarifications vide this Division's OM dated 10.07.2017. A DO reminder has been sent to DoEA on 15.05.2018. A subsequent DO reminder (at JS level) has been sent on 05.07.2018. The clarifications are yet to be received.
16
Indian Railway Medical Service (IRMS)Proposal was found incomplete. MoR has been requested to send the complete proposal.
17
Central Health Service (CHS)Proposal was found incomplete. MoFHW has been requested to send the complete proposal.

Note: A calender of cadre review has been issued vide OM No.I-11019/9/2018-CRD dated 25.05.2018. The name of the Service/Cadre along with the month by which cadre review proposal is required to be submitted to DoPT is mentioned in the Annexure. The aforesaid OM dated 25.05.2018 is available on the official website of DoPT i.e. www.dopt.gov.in (Link: Notifications - OMs & Orders – Cadre Review – Division – General Circulars) . The Cadre Controlling Authority may take immediate action for compliance.


Source: DoPT

IPPB - Meeting held with Hn'ble MoSC (I/C) on the launch of India Post Payments Bank

A Meeting was held with Hon'ble MoSc(I/C) on 07th Aug, 2018 on the simultaneous launch of India Post Payments Bank at 650 branches and 3250 Access Points in the Circles scheduled on 21th August, 2018.
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Age Relaxation for Defence Personnel by UPSC

Age Relaxation for Ex-Servicemen for appearing in Civil Services Exam

Ministry of Defence
Age Relaxation for Defence Personnel by UPSC

The policy on age relaxation applicable for ex-servicemen for appearing in Civil Services Exam (Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ Posts) is governed by ‘Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979’ as amended vide DoP&T Notification No. 36034/1/06-Estt.(SCT) dated 4th October, 2012. The following provisions have been made:-

For appointment to any vacancy in Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ services or posts filled by direct recruitment otherwise than on the result of an Open All India Competitive Examination, the upper age limit shall be relaxed by the length of military service increased by three years in the case of ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers.

For appointment to any vacancy in Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ services or posts filled by direct recruitment on the result of an All India Competitive Examination, the ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers who have rendered at least five years military service and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, shall be allowed maximum relaxation of five years in the upper age limit.

The recruitment in armed forces are governed by their respective policies, rules including recruitment rules, orders on the subject.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Prasanna Acharya in Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB

SPECIAL CASUAL LEAVE FOR REGULARISING ABSENCE ON ACCOUNT OF BANDH ETC.

SPECIAL CASUAL LEAVE FOR REGULARISING ABSENCE ON ACCOUNT OF BANDH ETC.

While the Government may issue specific instructions regarding treatment of the period of absence of employees during any particular bandh, ordinary a Government servant may be granted special casual leave as explained below, if the competent authority is satisfied that the absence of the individual concerned was entirely due to reasons beyond his control, e.g. due to failure to transport, or disturbances or picketing or imposition of curfew etc. If the absence was due to failure of transport facilities, the special casual leave may be granted if the Government servants had to come from a distance or more 3 miles (5 kms.) to their places of duty. 

If the absence was due to picketing or disturbances or curfew, the special casual leave may be granted without insisting on the condition that the distance between the place of duty and residence of the Government servant should be more than 3 miles (5 Kms).

Special casual leave in these cases may be granted by the Head of the Department.

(DP&T OM No. 27/6/71-Estt(B), dated the 1st Nov. 1971

DP&T OM No. 28016/1/79-Estt(A), dated the 28th May,1979

DP&T OM No. 3011/(S)/87-Estt(B), dated the 16th Feb., 1987)

Lok Sabha Q & A dated 08 Aug 2018: Postal Services in the country - New Product, Revenue Earned and Proposal to increase the usage of Postal Service

a) the services provided/being provided by the Department of Posts in the country during the last three years along with the revenue earned/being earned therefrom, service-wise and year-wise;


(b) whether there has been a decline in the use of various postal services during the said period and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the Government proposes to take any steps to increase the usage of postal services in the country and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) the details of new postal services, if any, introduced/being introduced by the Government during the said period?  

7th CPC - Clarification in respect of grant of Children Education Allowance - PCDA Clarification

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow- 226002

No:- AN/IV/Circular/2018 
Dated: – 01/08/2018

To 
All Sections of Main office All PAOs’ office 
All AO/AAO GEs’ office 
All AAO BSOs’ office 
All IFAs’ office 
All LAOs’/ALAOs’ office 

Sub:- Clarification in respect of grant of Children Education Allowance. 
Ref.:- GOI DOPT letter no. A-27012/02/2017-Estt (AL) dated 16th July 2018. 
Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government to implement the recommendations made by VII Central Pay Commission, procedure for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance has been simplified. However, this Office has been receiving CEA bills without proper enclosures. 


2 In view of the above, it has been decided to issue instructions regarding reimbursement of Children Education Allowance as under- 

(a) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance can be claimed only for the two eldest surviving children with the exception that in case the second child birth results in twins/multiple birth. In case of failure of sterilization operation, the CEA/Hostel Subsidy would be admissible in respect of children born out of the first instance of such failure beyond the usual two children norm. 

(b) The amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance will be Rs 2250/- per month (fixed) per child. This amount of Rs 2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt. Servant. In order to claim reimbursement of CEA, the Govt. servant should produce a certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim has been preferred. The certificate should should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. In case such certificate can not be obtained, self attested copy of the report card or self attested fee receipt (s) {including e-receipt(s)} confirming/indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year can be produced as a supporting documrnt to claim CEA. The period/year means academic year i.e. twelve months of complete academic session. 
(c) The CEA is admissible in respect of children studying from two classes before class one to 12th standard and also for the initial two years of a diploma/certificate course from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, if the child purses the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA in respect of the child for studies in 11th and 12th standards.


(d) In respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Government school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. Aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdication over the area where the institution/school is situated. 

(e) In case of a Divyang child, studying in an institution i.e. aided or approved by the Central/State Govt. or UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities, the Children Education Allowance paid by the Govt. servant shall be reimbursed irrespective of whether the institution is recognized or not. In such cases the benefits will be admissible till the child attains the age of 22 years. 
(Pritam Dutta) 
Dy. Controller (AN) 

Source: http://pcdacc.gov.in/download/circularsnew/circular_cea_03_08_18.pdf

Minutes of Anomaly Committee Meeting Held on 17.07.2018 – NC JCM Staff Side

Minutes of Anomaly Committee Meeting Held on 17.07.2018 – NC JCM Staff Side

Minutes of the Anomaly Committee meeting held on 17.07.2018

The meeting of the 7 CPC National Anomaly Committee was held today (17/7/2018). Shri Chandramoul i, Secretary (P), DOPT presided over this meeting. The Department of personnel had identified the following six items only for discussion:

I. Item No. 3- Removal of condition of 3% stipulated to grant bunching benefit

2. Item NO 4- Fixation of pay on promotion

3. ltme No. 5- Removal of Anomaly in Pay Matrix

4. Item No 8- Lesser Pay in higher level of Pay Matrix

5. Item No. 9 ~ Bunching of steps in the revised pay structure

6. Item No. 14 – Grant of GP 5400 to Sr Section Officer of Railways and AAOs of IA&AD and Organised Accou:1ts (Civil Accounts, Postal Accounts and Defence Accounts)

The above items were subjected to discussions and the fo llowing decisions were taken.

Item No 3 – The Govt. will consider as to how the matter could be resolved after assessing financial implications

Item No 4 – The suggestion of the Staff Side to fix the pay on promotion at the next higher stage after granting one increment was not accepted. After discussion it was agreed that Govt would address the issue on case by case basis. Those who are covered by the anomaly described under this item have been advised to make representation to Fin. Ministry directly. The staff side however insisted that the entire anomaly would he resolved if two increments are granted while on promotion/MACP.

Item No. 5 & 8 – it was agreed by the official side that this is an aberration ·and shall be addressed.

Item No 9- Rejected by official side

Item No 14 – The matter is under consideration of the Govt…….

Complete Detail is given below…


Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com

No of Post Offices in the Country is 155531 as on 31/03/2018 - Lok Sabha Q & A dated 01 Aug 2018


Post Offices in Rented Buildings - Lok Sabha Q & A dated 01.08.2018



LTC TO EMPLOYEES - LOK SABHA Q & A DATED 01.08.2018


No Alternative for Increasing the Salaries and Allowances of Central Government Employees and pensioners

No Alternative for Increasing the Salaries and Allowances of Central Government Employees and pensioners

Whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission?

The Minister of State for Finance Shri P.Radhakrishnan said as reply in the Parliament to the questions on 27th July 2018 as follows...

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof?
The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances after an examination by a Committee have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16. 

(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof?
The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. 

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof?
The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?
No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.

Authority: https://loksabha.nic.in/

Passenger Amenities and Cleanliness in Trains and Toilets

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
30 JUL 2018 3:26PM by PIB Delhi
Passenger Amenities and Cleanliness in Trains and Toilets
Provision of adequate passenger amenities and cleanliness is a continuous process and every endeavour is made to keep the coaches including toilets in a clean condition. However, few complaints regarding cleanliness in coaches and foul smell from toilets are received from time to time. Foul smell in bio-toilets is generally due to improper use by passengers. For this, corrective measures are being taken.
            All efforts are made by Indian Railways (IR) to address the complaints enroute and during coaching depot maintenance.
Several initiatives have been taken by IR towards improvement of cleanliness in coaches, including sleeper class coaches. Some of them are listed below:
  1. Cleaning of coaches including toilets of trains at both ends including mechanized cleaning.
  2. On Board Housekeeping Service (OBHS) has been provided in more than 1000 pairs of trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi and other important long distance Mail/Express trains for cleaning of coach toilets, doorways, aisles and passenger compartments during the run of the trains.
  3. In ‘Clean My Coach’ scheme, for any cleaning requirement in the coach in trains having OBHS service, passenger can send a message through mobile (SMS) on a specified mobile number.  Alternatively, passenger can also use an android app or webpage for logging the request.
  4. ‘Clean My Coach’ service is now being upgraded to ‘Coach Mitra’ facility which is a single window interface to register coach related requirements of passengers such as cleaning, disinfection, linen, train lighting, air conditioning and watering of coaches. ‘Coach Mitra’ facility has been introduced in about 900 pairs of trains.
  5. Clean Train Station (CTS) scheme has also been prescribed for limited mechanized cleaning attention to identified trains including cleaning of toilets during their scheduled stoppages enroute at nominated stations. 
  6. Provision for dustbins is also being made in sleeper class coaches of trains in addition to Air Conditioned Coaches.
  7. Provision of mugs with chains has also been made in toilets of sleeper class coaches.
  8. Steps are being taken to improve ventilation in bio-toilets and provide dustbin inside toilets. Awareness is being created for proper use of bio-toilets.
  9. A third party survey for assessment of cleanliness of 210 important trains is presently being carried out.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Development of Waterways

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Shipping
30 JUL 2018 5:31PM by PIB Delhi
Development of Waterways
The Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that theGanga, Yamuna, Narmada, Kaveri, Sone, Gandak and Kosi rivers etc. are among the 111 inland waterways declared as National Waterways (NWs) under the National Waterways Act, 2016.
The Minister said that the Inland Water Transport being a fuel efficient and environment friendly mode of transport, the intent of the Government is to develop shipping and navigation on viable NWs for movement of cargo and passenger vessels. 
The NW-1 on river Ganga, NW-2 on river Brahmaputra, NW-3 in Kerala, NW-4 from Vijaywada to Muktiyala in Andhra Pradesh, NW-9 in Kerala, NW-10 on river Amba in Maharashtra, NW-27, 68 and 111 in Goa, NW-85 in Maharashtra, NW-97 Sunderbans waterways and NW-100 river Tapi are operational.
As of now, the details of National Waterways targeted to be made operational during the next two years is as follows-
Sl. No.
National Waterway
Length
State
1.
NW-53: Kalyan-Thane-Mumbai Waterway, Vasai Creek and Ulhas River System
145
Maharashtra
2.
River Gandak (NW-37):Bhaisalotan Barrage near TriveniGhat to confluence with Ganga river at Hajipur
296
Bihar and UP.
3.
River Rupnarayan (NW-86): Confluence of Dwarkeshwar and Silai rivers (Pratappur) to confluence with Hooghly river (Geonkhali)
72
West Bengal
4.
NW-8:Alappuzha- Changanassery Canal
29
Kerala
5.
NW-16: Barak River (Silchar to Bhanga)
71
Assam