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Extraordinary leave is not matter of right: Delhi HC
UPSC cannot reject candidates for trivial slips, rules SC
Govt employee gets 7-yr-jail for depositing public money in daughter’s account
‘CAT can have a say in transfer of govt staff’
Public servants can’t show gifts as income from legal sources, says SC
Govt warns employees of action for misusing LTC
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Extraordinary leave is not matter of right: Delhi HC

Thehindu.com
February 26, 2017
‘Employee cannot be allowed to work at her convenience’
Legal entitlement to leave is with regard to leave which is authorised, like maternity leave or child care leave. However, extraordinary leave is not a matter of right, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice Valmiki Mehta has held that the “grant of extraordinary leave is not a matter of legal right and every employer, before granting extraordinary leave, has to balance various aspects, including the working requirement of the employer not being affected on account of leave sought by an employee”. …

UPSC cannot reject candidates for trivial slips, rules SC

Deccanherald.com
NEW DELHI: Feb 19, 2017
The Supreme Court has said the Union Public Service Commission cannot reject a candidate for misspelling or entering a wrong date of birth on the job application.
A bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U U Lalit dismissed a special leave petition filed by the UPSC against a Delhi High Court judgement, directing the country’s highest recruitment body to clear the selection of Ajay Kumar Mishra to the National Defence Academy. …

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Govt employee gets 7-yr-jail for depositing public money in daughter’s account

Deccanchronicle.com
Feb 17, 2017
New Delhi: A 63-year-old retired government servant has been awarded a seven-year jail term by a special court for depositing Rs 13.67 lakh of public money into her daughter’s bank account, using her as a ghost employee.
Special CBI Judge Gurdeep Singh, who also imposed a fine of over Rs 15 lakh on CGHS staffer Neelam Sehgal, awarded a five-year-jail term to her 77-year-old husband Jagdish Sehgal, a retired government servant too, for being part of the criminal conspiracy in the offence. …

‘CAT can have a say in transfer of govt staff’

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 16, 2017
CHENNAI: Can the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) ask government to reconsider a transfer of a government employee? Yes, said the Chennai bench of CAT recommending the authorities concerned to consider an officer’s representation to stay transfer on the basis of some health conditions in his family. …

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Public servants can’t show gifts as income from legal sources, says SC

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 16, 2017
NEW DELHI: In its judgment deflating Sasikala’s ambition to become CM of Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court has dealt a blow to gift-loving public servants by ruling that presents could not be counted as income from lawful sources.
A bench of Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Amitava Roy said: “Gifts to Jayalalithaa, a public servant in the context of Sections 161to 165A of Indian Penal Code now integrated into the Prevention of Corruption Act, are visibly illegal and forbidden by law. The endeavour to strike a distinction between ‘legal’ and ‘unlawful’ as sought to be made to portray gifts to constitute a lawful source of income is thus wholly misconstrued.” …

Govt warns employees of action for misusing LTC

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India today.intoday.in
February 13, 2017
New Delhi, Feb 13 (PTI) Central government employees found misusing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) will face disciplinary action, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has warned.
A government employee gets reimbursement of tickets for to-and-fro journey, in addition to leaves, when he avails LTC.  …

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Missing government servant, spouse eligible for pension: High Court

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 3, 2017
HYDERABAD: Stating that if a government servant goes missing and remains untraceable for seven years, it should be presumed that the person died, the Hyderabad High Court has directed the central government to pay pension and all other relevant benefits to the spouse of a missing government servant who remained untraceable for more than seven years. …

Officers to face action for delay in GPF payments

India.com
New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI). Action will be taken against the officers concerned in cases of delay in processing payment of General Provident Fund (GPF) to retiring employees, the Centre has said. …

Employees to get promotion in pendency of appeals in courts

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Government employees needn’t file asset details under Lokpal for now

India.com
“All public servants will henceforth be required to file the declarations as may be prescribed by the fresh set of rules,” an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
January 15, 2017
New Delhi, Jan 15 :  The Centre has extended indefinitely the deadline to file details of assets and liabilities by central government employees under a mandatory provision of Lokpal Act. A new format and fresh set of rules are being finalised by the government in this regard. The last date for filing such details was December 31. “There is no requirement for filing of declarations of assets and liabilities by public servants now. The government is in the process of finalising a fresh set of rules. …

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NCST has no power to direct grant of promotion: High Court

Indianexpress.com 
January 12, 2017
The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has no power to pass orders directing the Centre to grant promotion to an employee, the Delhi High Court has said. The court said this while allowing a petition filed by the Centre challenging the April 30, 2015 order passed by the NCST directing that Ram Kishore Meena, an employee of the National Crime Records Bureau, be promoted to the post of lower division clerk from 2006. …

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Govt Servant, Who Has Begotten Child By Surrogacy, Entitled To Maternity Leave: Chhattisgarh HC [Read Judgment]

Livelaw.in
January 10, 2017
There cannot be any discrimination between a natural mother and a mother who has begotten child by surrogacy procedure, the Chhattisgarh High Court has observed while holding that a female government servant, who has begotten a child by procedure of surrogacy, is entitled to avail of maternity leave under Rule 38 of the Chhattisgarh Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 2010. …

Government jobs are not lollipops: High Court

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 23, 2016
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana high court has held that ex gratia or compensatory appointments cannot be treated like lollipops, which the court can give to a crying adult to pacify. …

Govt servant benefits not for brothers older than 18

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 16, 2016
The terminal benefits, including death-cum-retirement gratuity, due to a government servant, cannot be given to her/his brothers if they are 18 at the time of being nominated to receive them, the Madras high court has ruled. …

Equality Before LawDenial of ACR breaches Article 14

Thehansindia.com
Dec 05, 2016
The Annual Confidential Report (ACR) system is an old system started in the 1940s but is still used in the public sector organizations of many middle- and low-income countries (MLICs) such as India, Swaziland (Africa), and Sri Lanka. …

pensionPension cases of Central Government employees to be mandatorily processed through ‘Bhavishya’ from Jan 01

Nov 29, 2016 : Dtf.in
It has been decided by the Government of India (Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare)  that all Heads of Offices will henceforth mandatorily process all pension cases only through Bhavishya. In this, where necessary, they will assist the retiring employee to submit the online application form. The Pay and Accounts Offices will process cases generated through Bhavishya through the pension module in COMPACT till the Public Financial Management System(PFMS) is made operational and integrated with Bhavishya.
It is to be noted that all authorities will strictly follow the timelines prescribed under the CCS (Pension) Rules and in no case will the pension case be delayed on account of electronic processing through Bhavishya. These orders will take effect from 1st  January, 2017.

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

Indianexpress.com
Jan 21, 2016
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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New rule limits babus’ foreign trips to four a year   

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 15, 2016
NEW DELHI: Bureaucrats can go on a maximum of four overseas trips in a year, the finance ministry has directed in fresh guidelines which also say secretaries should only undertake foreign travel when no one else can be deputed. …

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