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Economic Survey 2022-23
Departments, Autonomous Bodies to print their own calendars
The CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021
Information Documents on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace and Suspension Compendium of Instructions on Reservation for SCs/STs/OBCs/PwBDs/EWS
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Budget >>> Economic Survey 2022-23 (As on MoF website-31.01.2023)  >>> Budget – Orders/Circulars

Budget Manual >>> Budget Manual (November, 2022) (As on MoF website-10.01.2023)

Indian currencyCeiling of Rs.5 lakhs on GPF subscription in a year

Comendium of Instructions on HRA

Calendar 2023
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Departments, Autonomous Bodies to print their own calendars

Ministries/Department/Autonomous Bodies and other organs of the Government have been allowed to print their own calendars >>> MoF O.M. dated 13.12.2022 – Printing of Calendar

Pension Rules

The CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021 (Book Format) (As on DPPW website-09.12.2022)

Information Documents on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace and Suspension

Information Document on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Updated as on 04.11.2011) (As on DoPT website) * Information Document on Suspension (Updated as on 04.11.2022) (As on DoPT website)

Compendium on Reservation for SCs/STs/OBCs/PwBDs/EWS

Committee for 4th Cadre Restructuring of CSS

Dearness Relief to Pensioners/Family Pensioners

Bonus Orders >>> MoF O.M. dated 06.10.2022 – Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad hoc bonus) to Central Government employees for the year 2021-22 >>> Bonus – Orders

DA Orders


Cabinet approves release of additional installment of Dearness Allowance to Central

Leave RulesUpdated Leave Rules

Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections

Latest Instructions on Pay Fixation, Pay Protection, Increment, etc.

Vigilance Awareness Week (From 31.10.2022)

Acceptance of Fees by Employees

Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav – Free Precaution Dose to all Central Govt. Employees


ManualManual for Procurement of Works (Updated June 2022) (as on MoF website-02.07.2022) Manual for Procurement of Consultancy & Other Services (Updated June 2022) (as on MoF website-02.07.2022) Manual for Procurement of Goods (Updated June 2022) (as on MoF website-02.07.2022) >>> GFRs

All India Services Rules
DoPT Letter dated 15.06.2022-Extension of timelines for recording of PAR for the year 2021-22 in respect of AIS officers by reporting/reviewing/accepting authorities. >>> AIS – Rules/Circulars .

TA Rules
MoF O.M. dated 16.06.2022 – Modification of instructions regarding Air Tickets on Government account >>> TA Rules

Family pension from 2 sources: Centre issues clarification regarding eligibility. Check here

The clarification from the DoPPW came after it received representations seeking clarity in regard to entitlement of a member of family for family pension from two different sources in respect of the same government servant. The department stated that there is no restriction on the grant of family pensions from two different sources under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 2021.
May 30, 2022
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Retirement/Pension Rules

Officials who give wrong info will face action, states warned

Times of India
May 05, 2022
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Kotak Mahindra Bank is authorized for disbursement of pensions

MoF O.M. dated 25.03.2022 – Authorisation of Kotak Mahindra Bank for disbursement of Pensions

Annual Report 2021-22 of Ministry of Finance

Annual Report 2021-22 of Ministry of Finance (As on MoF website-11.04.2022) 

CGHS has launched new CGHS Mobile Application (myCGHS) for Android based devices

To see a copy of CGHS O.M. dated Feb 2022 – Launch of new CGHS Mobile Application for Android bases devices (As on CGHS website-24.02.22), click here.

You may like to click on the following links:-
CGHS / CS (MA) Rules – Orders/Instructions.
CGHS – Empanelled Hospitals/Package Rates

Instructions regarding air travel on Govt. account

PENSION Rules, 2021

The Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 (As on DPPW Website-24.12.2021)

Sharing/pooling of vehicles by Central Government employees
Resumption of Biometric Attendance from November 08

Introduction of short duration protocol Yoga Break (Y-Break) for people at work place

DoPT O.M. dated 03.09.2021 – Introduction of short duration protocol Yoga Break (Y-Break) for people at work place >>> Conduct Rules 

Madhya Pradesh IAS officer held for forging court order acquitting him in assault case

The officer, Santosh Verma, was promoted to the IAS soon after he produced the purported court orders, and is currently additional commissioner in the Urban Administration and Development Department in Bhopal.
July 12, 2021
An IAS officer in Madhya Pradesh has been arrested for allegedly forging two orders of a local court acquitting him in a case of assault filed by a woman five years ago.
The officer, Santosh Verma, was promoted to the IAS soon after he produced the purported court orders, and is currently additional commissioner in the Urban Administration and Development Department in Bhopal.
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Gavel‘Don’t behave like emperors by summoning government officials’

Times of India
Jul 11, 2021
NEW DELHI: Deprecating the practice of higher courts summoning government officials for their personal appearance “at the drop of a hat”, the Supreme Court has said judges must exercise their powers within limits of modesty and humility and should not behave like emperors.
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FinMin gets bigger: Dept of Public Enterprises now part of Finance Ministry

Finance Ministry will now have six departments while DPE’s hereto parent ministry, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises will now be called the Ministry of Heavy Industries.
July 7, 2021
The government has merged the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) with the Finance Ministry to give it a better control over state-owned firms and facilitate its ambitious privatisation programme.
Finance Ministry will now have six departments while DPE’s hereto parent ministry, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises will now be called the Ministry of Heavy Industries. Read more …..

Modi Government creates a new Ministry of Co-operation

06 JUL 2021
“In a historic move, a separate ‘Ministry of Co-operation’ has been created by the Modi Government for realizing the vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’.
This ministry will provide a separate administrative, legal and policy framework for strengthening the cooperative movement in the country.
It will help deepen Co-operatives as a true people based movement reaching upto the grassroots.
In our country, a Co-operative based economic development model is very relevant where each member works with a spirit of responsibility.
The Ministry will work to streamline processes for ‘Ease of doing business’ for co-operatives and enable development of Multi-State Co-operatives (MSCS).
The Central Government has signaled its deep commitment to community based developmental partnership. Creation of a separate Ministry for Co-operation also fulfils the budget announcement made by the Finance Minister.”
Source: PIB website.

Government instructions regarding vaccination and attendance in the office

See the Conduct Rules, including the orders, regarding vaccination and attendance of Central Government employees >>> Conduct Rules 

GavelSC notice to DoPT secy over promotion of 149 officers

Times of India
Apr 11, 2021
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the secretary in the department of personnel and training and the UPSC secretary on a contempt petition filed against them for promoting 149 officers from the rank of deputy secretary level to director … …
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New PESB ChairpersonPrivate Company CMD appointed as Chairperson of Public Enterprises Selection Board

CMD of TAFE Limited Smt. Mallika Srinivasan appointed as chairperson of PESB

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Srinivasan as the chairperson of PESB for a period of three years from the date of assumption of charge, or until the attainment of the age of 65 years.

Apr 01.2021
New Delhi: Chairman and Managing Director of Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE) Limited, Smt. Mallika Srinivasan has been appointed as the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), an order issued by the personnel ministry on Thursday said.
This is for the first time that a private sector specialist has been appointed as the head of the PESB, responsible for the appointment of top management posts in the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), officials said.
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More: CPSEs Rules >>> https://dtf.in/cpses-service-rules-cda-rules-circulars/ * https://dtf.in/cpses-other-circulars-orders/

Ms. Preeti Sudan, IAS, Retired Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Disciplinary proceedings against IAS officer Preeti Sudan begin

FEBRUARY 24, 2021
She is facing charges of violating rules in conversion of extra ordinary leave into earned leave
The State government has initiated disciplinary proceedings against 1983 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS officer Preeti Sudan who is facing charges of violating the provisions of All India Service (AIS) Rules, 1968 in conversion of her extra ordinary leave (EOL) period into earned leave (EL)/ half pay leave (HPL).
She allegedly influenced her sub-ordinates without the concurrence of the State government and the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) of the Centre. Read more …

Pregnant woman
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Maternity Benefits Cannot Be Denied To Contractual Employee: Karnataka High Court Directs Reinstatement Of Mother

20 Feb 2021
The Karnataka High Court recently quashed a notice issued by the Directorate of Municipal Administration by which it terminated the services of a woman employed on contract basis, after rejecting her application seeking maternity leave.
The Court held that even a contractual staff is entitled to maternity leave. Read more …

North Block, New Delhi
North Block, New Delhi

Centre decides to induct 30 more private sector specialists as Joint Secretaries, Directors in government departments

UPSC has issued advertisements seeking applications from ‘talented and motivated Indian nationals’ against three posts of Joint Secretary and 27 posts of Director in different departments
New Delhi, February 5, 2021
In a major move, the Centre has decided to induct 30 more private sector specialists into different government departments at the crucial decision-making level of Joint Secretaries and Directors.
The Personnel Ministry had in June 2018 invited applications for 10 joint secretary-rank posts through lateral entry, considered an ambitious step by the Modi government to bring fresh talent in the bureaucracy.
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Babus to pay for delay in filing of court appeals: SC

Times of India
Fen 03, 2021
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Married Daughter Also Eligible for Govt Job on Compassionate Ground: Allahabad HC

The court said if a married daughter’s claim following her father’s death during service is rejected solely on the basis of her sex, it violates fundamental rights under Articles 14 and 15.
Jan 14, 2021
New Delhi: The Allahabad high court has ruled that a married daughter of a government official who dies during his service is as eligible as her married brother for the job on compassionate grounds.
Justice J.J. Munir gave the ruling on a plea by Manjul Srivastava, a native of the state who challenged a June 2020 order of the Prayagraj’s district basic education officer, rejecting her claim to be appointed to her father’s post on compassionate grounds following his death during service. Read more …


Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has notified the list of Ccentral Government posts in Group A,B,C and D identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities.
See copy of MoSJE Notification dated 04.01.2021-Gist of Expert Committee’s Report & list of CG posts in Group A,B,C and D identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities (Annex-C) at Reservation for OBCs & PWDs.

e-Samapada Portal
Directorate of Estates has launched a new web portal, e-Sampada, to introduce a single-window system for allotment of Govt. quarters.

Single-window system for allotment of govt quarters

Times of India
Dec 26, 2020
New Delhi: The urban affairs ministry on Friday launched an integrated online platform for booking of Holiday Homes, social function venues, such as 5 Ashoka Road and Vigyan Bhawan, and allotment for over one lakh government residential accommodations. Read more …

More: Central Govt. General Pool Residential Accommodation – Allotment Rules/Orders

IAS officers who defy court orders must be stripped of their posts, says Madras High CourtA Pensioner

The court made the observations while setting aside the order of the Secretary of Municipal Administration in cutting down the pension of an employee.
25th December 2020
CHENNAI: IAS officers who are least bothered about the orders of the court and are not doing their duty must be stripped of their posts, observed the Madras High Court. The court made the observations while setting aside the order of the Secretary of Municipal Administration in cutting down the pension of an employee.
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Compassionate Appointment
Job on compassionate grounds is no bar for remarriage, says HC

Times of India
Dec 22, 2020
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Even If Child Is Born Prior To Joining Govt. Service, The Servant Is Entitled To Maternity Leave: Rajasthan High Court

Dec 12, 2020
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More: Leave Rules

DoPT Instructions regarding attendance of Central Government officials in the Office

Oct 09, 2020
Regarding attendance of Central Government officials in the Office, the Department of Personnel and Training (Government of India) Vide its O.M. dated 07.10.2020 have issued the following instructions in view of the prevailing COVID situation:-

“(a)      The Government servants at the level of Under Secretary  and above to attend offices on all working  days.
(b)       As regards  Government  servants  below the level of Under Secretary, at least 50% of attendance  is to be ensured.  The Heads of Department may  mandate   attendance   of  more  than  50%,  if  required   in  public interest,  while  strictly  ensuring  that  social  distancing   is  maintained under all circumstances.
(c)        The officers/staff shall follow staggered timings to avoid over-crowding in offices/work  places as indicated  below.

9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
10.00 a.rn. to 6.30 p.rn.

(d)       All officers/staff residing in the containment zone shall be exempted from coming to offices till the containment zone is denotified.
( e)     Those officers/staff  who are not attending  office shall work from home and they  should  be available  on telephone  and  electronic  means  of communication at all times.
(f)      Persons with Disabilities and Pregnant women employees shall continue  to work from home till further orders.
(g)   Heads of Departments  shall ensure that the National  Directives for the Covid-19 management,  which include instructions issued for regular sanitization/cleaning of   working places,  maintenance  of   social distancing  norms,  wearing  of masks etc. are strictly complied with. It may also be strictly ensured that there is no crowding in the corridors.
(h)       Meetings,   as far as possible,   shall be conducted  on video-conferencing and  personal  meetings  with  visitors,  unless  absolutely  necessary  in public interest,   are to be avoided.
2.  The above instructions shall be in force with immediate effect until further orders. Biometric attendance shall continue to be suspended and physical attendance registers shall be maintained until further orders. The Heads of the Department may kindly ensure strict implementation of these instructions.”
More: See a copy of the DoPT O.M. dated 07.10.2020 at https://dtf.in/download/15726/ or at https://dtf.in/conduct-rules-orderscirculars/.

Cabinet approves 'Mission Karamyogi'Cabinet approves “Mission Karmayogi”- National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB)
New National Architecture for Civil Services Capacity Building
Comprehensive reform of the capacity building apparatus at individual, institutional and process levels for efficient public service delivery
PM led HR Council to approve and monitor Civil Service Capacity Building Plans
Capacity Building Commission to  harmonize training standards, create shared faculty and resources, and have supervisory role over all Central Training Institutions
Wholly owned SPV to own and operate the online learning platform and facilitate world-class learning content market-place.

PIB, Delhi : 02 SEP 2020

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved launching of a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) with the following institutional framework:-

(i)         Prime Minister’s Public Human Resources (HR) Council,
(ii)        Capacity Building Commission.
(iii)       Special Purpose Vehicle for owning and operating the digital assets and the technological platform for online training,
(iv)       Coordination Unit headed by the Cabinet Secretary.

Salient Features
NPCSCB has been carefully designed to lay the foundations for capacity building for Civil Servants so that they remain entrenched in Indian Culture and sensibilities and remain connected, with their roots, while they learn from the best institutions and practices across the world. The Programme will be delivered by setting up an Integrated Government Online Training-iGOT Karmayogi Platform. The core guiding principles of the Programme will be:

  1. Supporting Transition from ‘Rules based’ to ‘Roles based* HR Management. Aligning work allocation of civil servants by matching their competencies to the requirements of the post.
  2. To emphasize on ‘on-site learning’ to complement the ‘off-site’ learning,
  3. To create an ecosystem of shared training infrastructure including that of learning materials, institutions and personnel,
  4. To calibrate all Civil Service positions to a Framework of Roles, Activities and Competencies (FRACs) approach and to create and deliver learning content relevant to the identified FRACs in every Government entity,
  5. To make available to all civil servants, an opportunity to continuously build and strengthen their Behavioral, Functional and Domain Competencies in their self-driven and mandated learning paths.
  6. To enable all the Central Ministries and Departments and their Organizations to directly invest their resources towards co-creation  and sharing the collaborative and common ecosystem of learning through an annual financial subscription for every employee,
  7. To encourage and partner with the best-in-class learning content creators including public training institutions, universities, start-tips and individual experts,
  8. To undertake data analytics in respect of data emit provided by iGOT- Karmayogi pertaining  to  various  aspects  of capacity  building,   content creation, user feedback and mapping of competencies and identify areas for policy reforms.

It is also proposed to set up a Capacity Building Commission, with a view to ensure a uniform approach in managing and regulating the capacity building ecosystem on collaborative and co-sharing basis.
The role of Commission will be as under-

  • To assist the PM Public Human Resources Council in approving the Annual Capacity Building Plans.
  • To exercise functional supervision over all Central Training Institutions dealing with civil services capacity building.
  • To create shared learning resources, including internal and external faculty and resource centers.
  • To coordinate and supervise the implementation of the Capacity Building Plans with the stakeholder Departments.
  • To make recommendations on standardization of training and capacity building, pedagogy and methodology
  • To set norms for common mid-career training programs across all civil services.
  • To suggest policy interventions required in the areas of HR Management and Capacity Building to the Government.

iGOT-Karmayogi platform brings the scale and state-of-the-art infrastructure to augment the capacities of over two crore officials in India. The platform is expected to evolve into a vibrant and world-class market place for content where carefully curated and vetted digital e-learning material will be made available. Besides capacity building, service matters like confirmation after probation period, deployment, work assignment and notification of vacancies etc. would eventually be integrated with the proposed competency framework.
Mission Karmayogi aims to prepare the Indian Civil Servant for the future by making him more creative, constructive, imaginative, innovative, proactive, professional, progressive, energetic, enabling, transparent and technology-enabled. Empowered with specific role-competencies, the civil servant will be able to ensure efficient service delivery of the highest quality standards.

Financial implications
To cover around 46 lakh Central employees, a sum of Rs.510.86 crore will be spent over a period of 5 years from 2020-21 to 2024-25. The expenditure is partly funded by multilateral assistance to the tune of USD 50 million. A wholly owned Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for NPCSCB will be set up under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. The SPV will be a “not-for-profit” company and will own and manage iGOT-Karmayogi platform. The SPV will create and operationalize the content, market place and manage key business services of iGOT-Karmayogi platform, relating to content validation, independent proctored assessments and telemetry data availability. The SPV will own all Intellectual Property Rights on behalf of the Government of India. An appropriate monitoring and evaluation framework will also be put in place for performance evaluation of all users of the iGOT-Karmayogi platform so as to generate a dashboard view of Key Performance Indicators.

Capacity of Civil Services plays a vital role in rendering a wide variety of services, implementing welfare programs and performing core governance functions. A transformational change in Civil Service Capacity is proposed to be affected by organically linking the transformation of work culture, strengthening public institutions and adopting modern technology to build civil service capacity with the overall aim of ensuring efficient delivery of services to citizens.
A Public Human Resources Council comprising of select Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, eminent public HR practitioners, thinkers, global thought leaders and Public Service functionaries under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister will serve as the apex body for providing strategic direction to the task of Civil Services Reform and capacity building.


(PIB Release ID: 1650633)
(Source: PIB Press Release)

How to reform the IAS: At present, the system instituted by our colonial rulers has shackled us

Times of India
Aug 26, 2020
One hundred and eighty bright, idealistic young men and women are selected every year in the Indian Administrative Service – arguably the most selective career choice in India. The prestige of being selected for IAS is so high that parents even boast of their sons’ and daughters’ mere attempt to appear for the IAS examination as a quality worth announcing with pride in marriage proposals. Read more …

GavelSimultaneous Disciplinary Action Against Employee For Conviction In Criminal Case Not Barred Due To Suspension Of Sentence: SC

March 03, 2020 : Dtf.in
Hon’ble Supreme Court, in its Judgment dated 25.02.2020 in the case of Life Insurance Corporation of India v. Mukesh Poonamchand Shah, has held as under:-
SC: “16. …In the present case, following the conviction of the respondent by the Special Judge CBI,  the appellant  was acting within jurisdiction in issuing a notice to show cause under Regulation 39(4) of the 1960 Regulations. The learned single judge was correct in dismissing the special  civil  application filed by the respondent challenging the notice to show cause issued by the appellant. The judgment of the Division Bench restraining  the  appellant  from taking  a  final  decision  on  the  show cause  notice pending the disposal of the criminal appeal has no valid basis in law.” [Simultaneous Proceedings; Conviction; Suspension of Sentence] See copy of Judgment >>>  Court Judgements On Service Matters

Mere ‘Apprehension’ Of Malpractice Not Sufficient To Investigate University: Punjab & Haryana HC

March 03, 2020

Govt Should Bring in Ordinance to ‘Rectify’ SC Order on Reservation in Jobs, Says Union Minister Paswan

The Union Minister said that about 70 Dalit and tribal MPs, including Union ministers, had met earlier this week at his residence and have put forward two main demands before the government.
February 14, 2020
New Delhi: The government should bring an ordinance to “rectify” the Supreme Court’s recent decision on reservation in jobs for SC/ST communities and all such issues should be included in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution to insulate them from judicial review, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.
He said the government was also mulling filing a review against the Supreme Court decision and was taking legal opinion on it. …

GavelNo Fundamental Right to Reservation: Supreme Court

Dtf.in : 09.02.2020
New Delhi. It has, inter alia, been held by Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Mukesh Kumar & Anr. V. The State of Uttarakhand & Ors. as under:-
“16.  …  … In view of the law laid down by this Court, there is no doubt that the State Government is not bound to make reservations. There is no fundamental right which inheres in an individual to claim reservation in promotions. No mandamus can be issued by the Court directing the State Government to provide reservations. It is abundantly clear from the judgments of this Court in Indra Sawhney, Ajit Singh (II), M. Nagaraj and Jarnail Singh (supra) that Article 16 (4) and 16 (4-A) are enabling provisions and the collection of quantifiable data showing inadequacy of representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in public service is a sine qua non for providing reservations in promotions. The data to be collected by the State Government is only to justify reservation to be made in the matter of appointment or promotion to public posts, according to Article 16 (4) and 16 (4-A) of the Constitution. As such, collection of data regarding the inadequate representation of members of the Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribes, as noted above, is a pre requisite for providing reservations, and is not required when the State Government decided not to provide reservations. Not being bound to provide reservations in promotions, the State is not required to justify its decision on the basis of quantifiable data, showing that there is adequate representation of members of the Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribes in State services. Even if the underrepresentation of Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribes in public services is brought to the notice of this Court, no mandamus can be issued by this Court to the State Government to provide reservation in light of the law laid down by this Court in C.A. Rajendran (supra) and Suresh Chand Gautam (supra). Therefore, the direction given by the High Court that the State Government should first collect data regarding the adequacy or inadequacy of representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Government services on the basis of which the State Government should take a decision whether or not to provide reservation in promotion is contrary to the law laid down by this Court and is accordingly set aside. … …” – SC Judgment dated 07.02.2020 – Mukesh Kumar & Anr. V. The State of Uttarakhand & Ors. 
See more judgments at Court Judgements On Service Matters.

GavelMadras High Court quashes termination order given to nurse

Justice J Nisha Banu passed the order on the petition filed by the nurse T Blessie by observing that the inquiry was not conducted in a proper manner and was ‘discriminative’ in nature.
03rd February 2020
MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court ordered the State government to reinstate a temporary staff nurse who was terminated from service on charges of ‘dereliction of duty’ while assisting a delivery which allegedly resulted in the patient’s death at a government PHC in Tirunelveli in 2009. …

CSMOP 2019
CSMOP 2019 – Cover Page

No classified files should be in e-office format: Govt manual (Central Sectt. Manual of Office Procedure)

Economic Times
The latest central govt manual says that no classified files should be in e-office format. It also firms up the clauses to ensure confidentiality of official communication, even as it opens up VPN based access to e-files to deputy secretaries of the government of India. …..
Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedure (CSMOP, 2019) (As on DARPG website-24.01.2020) Good Governance Index – Assessment of State Governance (As on DARPG website-24.01.2020) * >>> Other Govt. Orders

Employee will not wait in perpetuity for joining after transfer order: Himachal Pradesh HC

January 16, 2020
Justice Ajay Mohan Goel of Himachal Pradesh High Court pronounced a judgment stating that an employee whose order for transfer has been placed by the state cannot be made to wait in perpetuity for his joining in the new place of posting.
The Petitioner was ordered to be transferred from IPH Division Pooh to IPH Division Nalagarh against a vacancy. Although, the transfer order was obtained, the Petitioner was not being relieved from his present place of posting on the ground that till his reliever joins in his place, he cannot be relieved. The Counsel appearing for Petitioner argued that the state is being arbitrary by chalking out the choice even when the transfer is already allowed. … …

Govt staff can join rallies, post views on social media: Tripura HC

Times of India
Jan 11, 2020
AGARTALA: Dismissing an inquiry against a retired employee of the state fisheries department, the chief justice of Tripura high court on Friday said that government employees can take part in political programmes, including meetings, and freely post their opinions on social media platforms, without attracting punitive measures under Rule 5 of the All India Services (Conduct) Rules. …..

States Can’t be Compelled to Give Jobs, Admissions Under EWS Quota Law: Centre in SC

January 7, 2020
New Delhi: The central government has submitted in the Supreme Court that it cannot compel states to give reservation benefits to economically weaker sections (EWS) in jobs and education there.
In its affidavit, the Centre maintained that it is completely up to the state governments to dole out quota benefits for EWS in terms of the recent constitutional amendments. …

Refusing Census work can get state govt staff 3 years’ jail

January 04, 2020
NEW DELHI: State government and local bodies’ staff tasked with aiding the Census Commissioner and Registrar General of Citizen Registration, in conduct of Census and NPR exercise respectively are bound by the Census of India Act and Citizenship Rules to serve accordingly, government sources said on Friday. …

Preliminary inquiry not mandatory in all corruption cases, rules SC

December 6, 2019
In a major ruling, the Supreme Court held Friday that the preliminary inquiry is not mandatory in all corruption cases and a formal or informal information disclosing a cognizable offence will be sufficient to initiate prosecution.
The type of preliminary inquiry, if necessary, will depend on the facts and circumstances of each case, it said. …

No need to seek sanction to try retired babus: SC

Dec 06, 2019
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said there is no need to seek sanction before prosecuting a retired government employee in a corruption case, holding that such protection is available to a public servant only during his service. …

No more SSC, RRB,IBPS Exams for Group B, Group C jobs: Check full notice here

December 4, 2019
New Delhi, Dec 04: There will no more be SSC, RRB, IBPS Exams for Group B, Group C jobs. More details are available on the official website. The government has proposed a CET to shortlist candidates for vacancies in Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted posts, certain Group ‘B’ Gazetted posts, Group ‘C’ posts in the Government and equivalent posts in Government bodies. …

The legacy of the IAS, despite the shine of prestige and authority, has paled over the years

November 24, 2019
Few would dispute that the IAS, once referred to glowingly as the steel frame of the nation, has lost much of its sheen. Reports by some 50 commissions and committees on administrative reform have not stemmed the decline. Our planners would be well advised to make compulsory reading, for all concerned, Naresh Chandra Saxena’s candid, thoughtful and balanced book, What Ails the IAS and Why it Fails to Deliver, which offers much insight. …

Hospitals threaten to stop cashless facility under central govt schemes

Nov 21, 2019
Several associations of doctors, hospitals and nursing homes have cited low rates and delayed payments, and threatened to stop the cashless treatment of millions of beneficiaries under the central government’s medical care schemes for its employees, pensioners and their families unless timely reimbursements are made. …

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

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

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. …

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

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. …

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

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. …

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

Departmental Proceeding under the Payment of Gratuity Act >>> Court Judgements on Service Matters 

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

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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

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. …

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

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

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.
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. …

Departmental Proceeding under the Payment of Gratuity Act >>> Court Judgements on Service Matters

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

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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