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PMO issues strict guidelines for weeding out corrupt bureaucrats; over 1,000 disciplinary records being scrutinised
22,000 BSNL employees opt for VRS in 2 days
BSNL rolls out VRS scheme; expects 70,000-80,000 employees to avail it
Indian Railways conducts one of world’s largest recruitment drives, 1.27 lakh vacancies to be filled
5% inrease in DA for central government employees effective from July 2019
UPSC Invites Representation On Civil Services Main Exam Question Paper
Services: Latest Orders/Circulars (Unmissable) ….

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PMO issues strict guidelines for weeding out corrupt bureaucrats; over 1,000 disciplinary records being scrutinised

Firstpost.com
Nov 12, 2019
New Delhi: After reviewing ongoing action against corrupt bureaucrats, the Prime Minister Office (PMO) has decided that Central government departments must examine and submit a list of deadwood and dishonest officers every few months to increase trust and transparency in the system. Earlier, the government had set in motion a procedure for a quarterly review of officers with dubious integrity. …

22,000 BSNL employees opt for VRS in 2 days

Moneycontrol.com
November 08, 2019
More than 22,000 employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) have opted for its VRS plan, within two days of the state-owned corporation announcing the scheme, a senior official said on November 7.
In all, nearly one lakh BSNL employees are eligible for the VRS out of its total staff strength of 1.50 lakh. The scheme that was rolled out on November 5 will be open till December 3. …

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BSNL rolls out VRS scheme; expects 70,000-80,000 employees to avail it

Telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com
November 07, 2019
BSNL rolls out VRS scheme; expects 70,000-80,000 employees to avail it NEW DELHI: Within days of government approving a relief package for the ailing corporation, state-owned BSNL has rolled out a voluntary retirement scheme for its employees, and said it expects 70,000-80,000 personnel to opt for it leading to savings of about Rs 7,000 crore in wage bill. …

Indian Railways conducts one of world’s largest recruitment drives, 1.27 lakh vacancies to be filled

Livemint.com
07 Nov 2019
Indian Railways had successfully conducted one of the world’s largest recruitment processes. A total of 2.4 crores applicants applied for the various posts in which the vacancies were notified by the Ministry of Railways. The Railways also claimed it to be one of the largest recruitment drive.
A total of 47.45 lakhs candidates applied for the posts Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) and technicians for which had a combined vacancies of 64,371 posts according to an official press statement. …

5% increase in DA for central government employees from July 2019

Oct 14, 2019 : Dtf.in
The government has on Wednesday issued orders for 5% increase in DA for central government employees with effect from July 2019.
More: MoF O.M. dated 14.10.2019 – Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees-Revised rates effective from 1.7.2019 >>> DA Orders

UPSC Invites Representation On Civil Services Main Exam Question Paper

Ndtv.com
October 08, 2019
New Delhi: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited objection or representation, if any, on the Civil Services Main Examination which was concluded recently. The last date to submit representation is October 14, 2019 till 6:00 pm. Candidates who wish to submit representation on the Civil Services Main exam question paper will need to login first. …

Central Government Employee? Modi govt has amended this Pension rule – Check your benefit

Financialexpress.com
September 23, 2019
Central Government Employee Pension rules: The Union government has amended Rule 54 of Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972
Central Government Employee Pension rules: The Union government has amended Rule 54 of Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. In case of death of a Government servant while in service, the family is entitled to a family pension as per Rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. Earlier, the family pension was payable at enhanced rate of 50 per cent of the pay last drawn for 10 years, if the Government servant had rendered a continuous service of not less than seven years; thereafter the rate of family pension was 30 per cent of the pay last drawn. …

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Departmental Proceeding under the Payment of Gratuity Act

Aug 09, 2019 : Dtf.in
Departmental proceedings under the Payment of Gratuity Act can be initiated against an employee even after his retirement: Delhi High Court

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Colonel facing adultery charge under J&K law cleared by SC

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
8 Aug 2019
NEW DELHI: Ending a provision allowing army personnel to be prosecuted for adultery, the Supreme Court quashed general court martial (GCM) proceedings against a serving Colonel in the light of its September 2018 judgment that extinguished adultery as an offence under the Indian Penal Code. …

HC orders stay on setting up of Haryana Administrative Tribunal

Indianexpress.com
August 2, 2019
Nearly a week after Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association lawyers began an indefinite strike to protest the Khattar government’s decision of establishing Haryana Administrative Tribunal (HAT) for adjudication of service matters of its employees, the High Court Friday ordered that the notification to set up the Tribunal remains suspended. …

Man booked for graft dead, can wife be tried as abettor?

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
July 05, 2019
New Delhi: Can a woman, accused of abetting her public servant husband to indulge in corruption, be prosecuted after the man dies and the trial court closes the case against him?
The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to examine this unique legal question raised in the woman’s petition. …

Reserved category candidate can’t migrate to general seat after availing age relaxation: SC

Moneycontrol.com
July 04, 2019
A reserved category candidate, who has availed age relaxation in a selection process, cannot seek accommodation in or migration to general category seat at a later stage, the Supreme Court on Thursday held. The top court said that Article 16(4) of the Constitution empowers a state to give reservation in appointments to any backward class of citizens, which in its opinion, is not adequately represented in the service there. …

More: SC: Reserved category candidate can’t migrate to general seat after availing age relaxation. >>>  SC Judgement dated 04.07.2019 – Niravkumar Dilipbhai Makwana v. Gujarat Public Service Commission and Ors.

Govt Revives ‘Compulsory Retirement’ Plan For Central Employees, Unions Protest

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a former civil servant said the Centre’s move was an attempt to privatize government sector.
Outlookindia.com
03 JULY 2019
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Narendra Modi government’s decision to cut deadwood from bureaucracy has invited sharp criticism from employees’ unions and former civil servants. The government has recently revived a premature retirement plans for central government employees who have completed 30 years in service or reach 50 years of age after reviewing their performance on a regular basis.
An order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on June 20 notifies that all central government establishments must send detailed monthly reports of how many central government employees were reviewed and how many were recommended for premature retirement. …

Writ Petition Challenging Dismissal Of Teacher Maintainable Against Private Unaided School : SC

Livelaw.in
8 Jun 2019
The Supreme Court has held that a writ petition challenging the termination of services of a teacher is maintainable against a private unaided educational institution. …

Centre Asks Government Departments To List Special Appointments On Website

Ndtv.com
May 28, 2019
New Delhi: All central government departments have been asked to make public the details of compassionate appointments under consideration on their website, a senior official said Tuesday.
The move comes following an order by the Central Information Commission (CIC) in this regard. …

Child Born Out Of Second Marriage Is Entitled To Get Compassionate Appointment : Karnataka HC

Livelaw.in
14 May 2019
The Karnataka High Court has quashed an order of the Bengaluru Development Authority whereby appointment on compassionate ground was rejected on account of the applicant being born out of the second marriage of its deceased employee. …

SSC LOGOGolden Chance for Government Job Exam Candidates! Apply for 10,000 SSC MTS Jobs under 7th CPC

Krishijagran.com
11 May, 2019
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has invited job applications for the Multi Tasking Staff @ ssc.nic.in. Interestingly, SSC would hire more than 10000 (tentative) candidates who would get the salary under the Pay Band-1 (Rs 5200-20200) + Grade Pay Rs 1800, (Revised Pay Scale after 7th CPC: Pay Level in Pay Matrix – Level-1). …

SSC CGL Result 2019 Declared at ssc.nic.in; 35,990 Candidates Qualify For 8,134 Vacancies

News18.com
May 10, 2019
SSC CGL Result 2019 | The Staff Selection Commission has declared the result of combined graduate level (CGL) tier- 3, SSC CGL tier 3 result 2019, SSC CGL tier 3 result today. The exam conducting authority Staff Selection Commission or also known as SSC has declared the SSC CGL tier 3 result in online mode at its official website ssc.nic.in Candidates who have appeared for written exam for on Staff Selection Commission’s Combined Graduate Level (CGL) tier III on July 8, 2018 can check the official SSC CGL tier 3 result and merit list at SSC’s homepage. …

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AadhaarGet Aadhaar Or Else Leave The Job: Madras HC Tells Teacher Who Challenged Biometric Attendance System

Livelaw.in
17 April 2019
“The Writ Petitioner cannot say that she cannot be compelled to get an Aadhaar Number for the purpose of attending the School”
The Madras High Court, while rejecting a plea of a teacher challenging introduction of Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System in Government Schools, asked her to either get enrolled herself to Aadhaar or to leave the service.

Reserve Bank Employees Are Not Central Government Servants, Says Madras HC  

Livelaw.in
14 April 2019
The Madras High Court has observed that the employees of Reserve Bank of India cannot be called as Government employees.
“Are you a Government employee?” was one of the queries in the questionnaire published by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission in its application form for Combined Civil Services-I Examination. E.Manoj Kumar, who is a Reserve Bank employee, answered it in the negative. The commission withheld his result on the ground of suppression of material particulars in the application form regarding the employment in Reserve Bank of India. …

BSNL Approves Firing Of 54,451 Employees To Cut Losses; Retirement Age Reduced To 58 Years

Trak.in
Apr 3, 2019
BSNL Board: Yes, We Are Ok With Firing Of 54,000 Employees
Reeling under debts of more than Rs 13,000 crore, state-owned telecom provider BSNL is on shaky ground. Last year, BSNL suffered losses of Rs 7993 crore, which is 20% more than 2017 losses.
A special task force was constituted, which recommended several suggestions to the Govt., in order to revive the ailing company. …

Adultery No Ground For Action Against Government Employees : High Court

The Rajasthan High Court gave this ruling recently on a writ petition filed by two police officers, a man and a woman, who were charged by the state government in 1999 for having illicit relations.
Ndtv.com
March 17, 2019
JAIPUR: The Rajasthan High Court has ruled that the state government cannot begin departmental proceedings against any government employee for being involved in an extramarital relationship.
The court gave this ruling recently on a writ petition filed by two police officers, a man and a woman, who were charged by the state government in 1999 for having illicit relations. …

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Now, beneficiaries can submit feedback on the CGHS services through Mobile App

Aug 31, 2018 : Dtf.in

CGHS vide its Circular dated 21.08.2018 has launched a Mobile App to enable its beneficiaries to submit their feedback on the services. Initially, this service will be available to the beneficiaries of Wellness Centres (WCs) of Delhi only. This mobile App named ‘CGHS Service Feedback‘ can be downloaded by a CGHS beneficiary from Google Play Store on his mobile.
CGHS beneficiaries can submit their feedback on the following CGHS services:-

1. Registration of beneficiary
2. Consultation with Medical Officer
3, Dispensing of Medicines
4. Dressing Room services
5, Cleanliness of Wellness Centre
6. Punctuality of Staff
7. Behaviour of Staff

A beneficiary can provide the rating on a scale of 1 to 5 and also enter remarks on Ratings less than or equal to 3. The feedback will be monitored by CGHS officials to improve CGHS services only and it is not intended to be a ‘grievance redressal mechanism’.

CMOs In-charge have been requested by CGHS to –   

  • Download the Quick Response Code through a link in In-Charge Module named ‘Feedback QR Code’, take a print out of the same and display it in the WC for the use of the beneficiaries.
  • They may also ensure prominently displaying of the Notice (enclosed with the Circular dated 21.08.2018) for the benefit of beneficiaries who intend to use the Application (App) and
  • Peruse the reports on the feedback available through a link named ‘QR Feedback report‘ in CMO In charge Module.

Steps for using the Application by the beneficiaries are given in the Notice (enclosed with the Circular dated 21.08.2018), as under:-

  • Download the Application (App) named ‘CGHS Service Feedback‘ on your mobile from Google Play Store.
  • First time user should register using the icon with + sign given on the top right of login screen.
  • Enter your name and email ID.
  • Tap on the text ‘Verify’ to confirm your E-mail ID.
  • Enter your desired password.
  • Enter Pass code and the Application (App) is ready to use..

See a copy of CGHS Circular dated 21.08.2018 at: https://dtf.in/download/12123/ >>> https://dtf.in/cghs-circulars-orders/

GRATUITY: Forfeiture of Gratuity under Payment of Gratuity Act not automatic on dismissal from service; no forfeiture of gratuity for ‘acts involving moral turpitude’, if not convicted by court of law: SC

Aug 21, 2018 : Dtf.in
The Supreme Court has held that dismissal from service does not automatically result in forfeiture of gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (Act) and it is subject to Sections 4(5) and 4(6) of the Act. It has been held that the Act must prevail over the Rules on Payment of Gratuity framed by the employer is also a settled position as per Jaswant Singh Gill (supra).  Therefore, the appellant could take recourse to its own Rules, ignoring the Act, for denying gratuity.
It has been further held by the Supreme Court that the  requirement  of  the  statute  is  not  the  proof  of misconduct  of  acts  involving moral  turpitude but  the acts  should constitute  an offence involving moral  turpitude and such offence should be duly established in a court of law.
The relevant extracts from the SC Judgment dated 14.08.2018 are as under:-
20.   In the present case, there is no conviction of the respondent for  the  misconduct  which  according  to  the  Bank  is  an  offence involving moral  turpitude.  Hence, there is no justification for the forfeiture  of  gratuity  on  the  ground  stated  in  the  order  dated 20.04.2004 that  the “misconduct  proved against  you amounts  to acts involving moral turpitude”. At the risk of redundancy, we may state  that  the  requirement  of  the  statute  is  not  the  proof  of misconduct  of  acts  involving moral  turpitude but  the acts  should constitute  an offence involving moral  turpitude and such offence should be duly established in a court of law.
21. That the Act must prevail over the Rules on Payment of Gratuity framed by the employer is also a settled position as per Jaswant Singh Gill (supra). Therefore, the appellant cannot take recourse to its own Rules, ignoring the Act, for denying gratuity.
22. To sum-up,  forfeiture  of  gratuity  is  not  automatic  on dismissal  from service;  it  is subject to sub-Sections (5) and (6) of Section 4 of The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.
23. Thus, though for different reasons as well, we find no merit in the appeal and it is accordingly dismissed. …”

See copy of SC Judgment at: Court Judgments on Service Matters

Civil Service Examination 2017-Service Allocation List

Civil Service Examination 2017-Service Allocation List (As on DoPT website-31.07.2018) >>> Please click here>>> IAS – Rules/Orders

Date of next increment – Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016

MoF O.M. dated 31.07.2018 – Date of next increment – Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 >>> Please click here. >>>  Pay & Allowances – Orders

IAS officers see tremendous growth in two areas: Ignorance and arrogance

Theprint.in
16 July, 2018      
Most IAS officers end up as pen-pushers and cynics, with no faith in their contribution.
The Government of India (GoI) has decided to recruit 10 outstanding individuals from the open market with expertise in the areas of (i) revenue; (ii) financial services; (iii) economic affairs; (iv) agriculture, cooperation and farmers’ welfare; (v) road transport and highways; (vi) shipping; (vii) environment, forests and climate change; (viii) new and renewable energy; (ix) civil aviation; and (x) commerce. …

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