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The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari with a group of IAS probationers including officer trainees from the Royal Bhutan Civil Services attending the IAS Professional Course Phase–I for the 2015 Batch, in New Delhi on February 25, 2016.

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AirportLTC: Centre Allows Non-entitled Employees To Travel By Air   

March 08, 2016
New Delhi: All non-entitled central government employees have been allowed to travel by air while availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) with a condition that reimbursement in such cases shall be restricted to the fare of their entitled class of train or actual expense. …

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Share insights and pictures on return from LTC trip, Govt tells employees

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New Delhi. The Central Government employees may be encouraged to share interesting insights and pictures, if any, of the destination he/she visited while availing LTC, on an appropriate forum. (cf. para 5 of the DoPT O.M. dated 18.02.2016).
To remove the bottlenecks in the processing of the LTC claims, it has been decided by the Department of Personnel & Training to simplify the procedure of application and make the procedure of processing of LTC claims time-bound. The following time-limits shall be followed while processing the LTC applications/claims of the Government servants.

S.No.     Course of action                 Time limit
1     Leave Sanction                         5 working days + 3 working days*
2    Sanction of LTC advance/       5 working days + 3 working days*
      Leave Encashment
3   Time taken by Administration  10 working days + 3 working days*
for verification of LTC claim
after the LTC bill is submitted by
the Government employee for
4   Time taken by DDO                  5 working days + 3 working days*
5   Time taken by PAO                  5 working days + 3 working days*
* (a) Additional 3 days transit-time may be allowed where the place of posting of the Government employees is away from their Headquarters. The Government employee may proceed on LTC after action on S.No.1.
(b) Efforts should be made to reduce the duration of processing of LTC application/claims at the earliest. The maximum time limit should be strictly adhered to and non-compliance of time limit should be adequately explained. 
The Government servants are required to inform their Controlling Officer before the journey(ies) on LTC to be undertaken.
It has been decided by that Department that the Leave Sanctioning Authority shall obtain a self-certification from the employee regarding the proposed LTC journey. The pro forma for self-certification has been annexed to the aforesaid DoPT O.M. dated 18.02.2016.
It has also been decided by that Department that whenever a Government servant applies for LTC, he/she may be provided with a copy of the guidelines (enclosed with the aforesaid O.M. dated 18.02.2016) which needs to be followed while availing LTC.
More: DoPT O.M. dated 18.02.2016 – CCS (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of procedural requirements >>> LTC Rules

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Maharashtra first state to grant 180 days maternity leave in surrogacy cases   

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Maharashtra will be the first state in the country where women employees in government jobs can avail up to 180 days’ maternity leave while having a baby through surrogacy. …

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The Chairman, PFRDA, Shri Hemant Contractor speaking at the conference on implementation of National Pension System by the State Governments, organised by the PFRDA, in New Delhi on December 10, 2015. The Special Secretary (Expenditure), Ministry of Finance, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha is also seen.
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7th Central Pay CommissionWhy implementing the Seventh Pay Commission recommendation is a herculean challenge   

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NEW DELHI: Remember the iconic scene in the Munnabhai sequel of movies where a senior citizen strips in an office to get his pension? Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh did not have to do that but did concede on Thursday that he too had to wait for a year for his pension to start after taking voluntary retirement. …

RTIRTI replies should be timely, transparent and trouble-free: PM Modi

16 October 2015
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Now, retired babus to probe serving ones in the govt   

Oct 9, 2015
NEW DELHI: It is often seen that departmental enquiries against government servants involved in illegal activities don’t make much headway. However, to make sure that enquiries are conducted in a fair manner, the government has decided to engage retired officers with “impeccable integrity” and a “clean service record” to probe serving officers. …

Spouses may mislead, say bureaucrats against asset disclosure norms

Oct 09, 2015
Security fears, dowry demands and the possibility of their spouses giving misleading information about their assets were some of the reasons cited by desperate bureaucrats trying to avoid disclosing their as well as immediate family’s wealth. …

Verify employees service 5 years before retirement: Government to departments

September 21, 2015
All central government departments have been asked to verify services of employees working under them mandatorily five years before retirement in order to check delay in processing pension cases. …

Government forms expert panel to review civil services exam pattern

Sep 27, 2015
NEW DELHI: An expert committee has been formed by the government to examine various issues related to age relaxation, eligibility, syllabus and pattern of civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers. …
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Government to compulsorily retire officers with bad reputation or inefficient

Sep 17, 2015
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Sep 4, 2015
NEW DELHI: In a landmark verdict which will benefit thousands of Group A paramilitary personnel, the Delhi High Court Thursday paved the way for their smooth career progression by declaring them to be “organized services.”.…

Don’t complain directly to PM, officers told     Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sep 2, 2015
With many officers, including those from the Army and paramilitary forces, continuing to address representations on service matters directly to the prime minister and ministers, the department of personnel and training (DoPT) has reiterated a June 2013 order prescribing disciplinary action against such officers. …
More: DoPT O.M. dated 31.08.2015 – Representation from Government servant on service matters – reiteration of instructions-regarding >>> Acts and Rules

Lokpal Act: Government servants can file revised assets details by October 15      Economictimes.indiatimes.com
12 Jul, 2015 
NEW DELHI: All central government employees will have to file revised details of their assets and liabilities by October 15 this year under the provisions of the Lokpal Act. …

Delhi too hot? 56 IAS officers opt for states, just 4 come to Centre     Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jul 10, 2015 
NEW DELHI: At least 56 IAS officers have left their central postings prematurely for their respective state cadres since May 2014 when the Narendra Modi-led BJP government took office. …

A delegation of officers belonging to Central Secretariat Service (CSS) calling on the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, in New Delhi on July 04, 2015. (Photo Courtesy: [pib website]

Officials dispatched to states to inspect toilets in schools      Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jul 9, 2015 
NEW DELHI: Over 300 senior officials of Central government of the rank of director and deputy secretary have been dispatched to states for “spot inspection” of toilets in schools and they have been asked to submit the report by next week. …

Babus flying abroad must give fund info    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jul 1, 2015
NEW DELHI: If you are a central government official planning a trip abroad, henceforth, you will have to let your employer know whether you handle large amounts of cash or if your department is privy to sensitive information. …

UPSC allows blind candidates to use scribes   Thehindu.com
June 21, 2015
Candidates suffering from blindness, locomotor disability and cerebral palsy can use scribes to write civil services preliminary and main examination, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said. …

Government employees to participate in Yoga Day event   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 14, 2015
NEW DELHI: A large number of central government employees are expected to participate in International Yoga Day celebrations to be held at Rajpath on June 21 here, to make the event a grand success. …

Beno Zephine becomes first 100% blind officer in IFS   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
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Mystery of the missing IAS dozen   Telegraphindia.com
New Delhi, June 13: Twelve IAS officers have been “missing” from the country for years and are believed to be surreptitiously working with private organisations abroad for more lucrative pay packets. …

30% IPS Officers Ignore Property Disclosure   Indiaspend.com
June 5, 2015
New Delhi: More than 30% officers of Indian Police Service (IPS) and about 15% officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have not disclosed details of their immovable property for the year 2014, according to government data. …

Centre relaxes gift policy for babus   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
April 20, 2015
NEW DELHI: Civil servants can now accept gifts up to Rs 25,000 from relatives and personal friends on occasions such as weddings etc, without reporting the same to the government. …
More: DoPT Notification dated 10.04.2015 – Amendments to Rule 11 of the AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968 >>> AIS – Rules/Circulars 

Centre can no longer stall trial of corrupt babus   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 18, 2015
NEW DELHI: The Central Vigilance Commission has amended the process of granting sanction to fast-track trial against government officials under probe by CBI and other agencies for corruption charges, reducing delays in deciding on such requests. …

Rotate officials to prevent leaks: Home ministry   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 13, 2015
NEW DELHI: The home ministry has asked all ministries and departments to carry out periodic rotation of officials among different sections in order to prevent leak of sensitive information. …

Private mail in government office: India finally acts   Oneindia.com
March 3, 2015
Officials in the government using private emails without even understanding the consequences has become a common practice. …

Don’t deny leave to disabled employees: Government tells departments   Dnaindia.com
26 February 2015
“Any leave debited for the period after a government servant is declared incapacitated shall be remitted back into his or her leave account,” the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in an order. Leave applied on medical certificate in connection with disability of a government employee should not be refused or revoked, the Centre has said. …
More: DOPT O.M. dated 25.02.2015 – Amendment to the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 – PWD Act, 1995-regarding >>> Leave Rules

Govt bans Gmail for official work, to monitor staff’s online activities   Economictimes.indiatimes.com
28 Feb, 2015
NEW DELHI: The government will be monitoring online activities of bureaucrats on official computers, block content which it feels is adversely affecting the productivity of the babus and also have a right to delete e-mails or internet history on such computers after intimating the user. …

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