Tuesday, February 21, 2017

PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration

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PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration to be given on Civil Services Day 

Awards to be given in two categories: Excellence in implementation of Priority Programmes and Innovation in Public Governance 

Five priority programmes identified under excellence in implementation 

The ‘Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration’ are instituted to acknowledge, recognize and reward extraordinary and innovative work done by Districts/Organizations of the Central and State Governments. The awards will be presented on Civil Services Day 2017 (21st April, 2017) to be organised by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. There shall be a maximum of 15 awards under the Priority Programme category and 2 awards under the Innovation category.

For the Prime Minister’s Awards 2017 (‘PM Awards’), an innovative and competitive methodology has been adopted for wider participation. Districts across the country and Central and State Government Organisations were motivated to compete under the scheme. The registration was enabled through an online web portal created by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG). Applications were received from 1st January 2017 to 25th January 2017 through the online portal. There has been an overwhelming participation of Districts and State and Central Government organisations. 1,515 applications have been received from about 600 districts across States/ UTs under the Priority Programmes category. 830 applications have been received from organizations of Central/ State Government/District under the Innovation category. The applications received will be evaluated on a holistic basis by high level committees at three levels. Shortlisted candidates shall make presentations and citizen feedback will also be obtained through a call center. Spot studies will be conducted to verify implementation of the programme/ initiative.

Following priority programmes have been identified for awards under the scheme.

1. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)

2. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

3. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)

4. e – National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)

5. Standup India/ Startup India

In addition to the awards in Priority Programmes, awards shall be given to organizations of Central/State Government/District for innovations in Environment Conservation, Disaster Management, Water Conservation, Energy, Education and Health, Women and Child Centric Initiatives etc.

Last year, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi conferred awards for excellence in implementation of priority programmes on the occasion of 10th Civil Services Day on 21st April, 2016.  For the priority programme Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJSY), Nagaon, Assam was awarded in North East and Hill States category, Chandigarh in UTs and North 24 Parganas, West Bengal in Other States group. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), West Sikkim and Bikaner, Rajasthan were awarded in North East & Hill states and Other States category respectively. Under Swachh Vidyalaya  programme, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh were awarded in North East & Hill states, UTs and Other States group respectively. In the implementation of Soil Health Card Scheme, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh and Balrampur, Chhattisgarh were conferred award in North East and Hill states and Other States respectively.

Source: PIB News

Monday, February 20, 2017

7th CPC Anomaly Committee - Modification in the definition of anomaly

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Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commissions recommendations.

No.11/2/2016-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment JCA Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20th February, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s OM of even number dated 16/8/2016 and to incorporate the following modification in the definition of anomaly:

“Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.”

2. With the incorporation of the above para in the O.M., the definition of anomaly will read as follows:

(1) Definition of Anomaly
Anomaly will include the following cases;

a) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Sixth Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason; 
b) Where the maximum of the Level in the Pay Matrix corresponding to the applicable Grade Pay in the Pay Band under the pre-revised structure as notified vide CCS(RP Rules 2016, is less than the amount an employee is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the said Rules; 
c) Where the Official side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relativities have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.

3. The rest of the content of the O.M. dated 16.08.2016 shall remain unchanged.

sd/-
(D.K.Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)


Authority: http://dopt.gov.in/

Employment News Weekly Report – SBI 2313 Vacancies – Last date 6.3.2017

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Employment News Weekly Report – SBI 2313 Vacancies – Last date 6.3.2017

Employment News Weekly Report – 18 to 24 Feb 2017

Weekly Job Highlights : This week Central Government gives a big opportunity to the Indian young graduates for the post of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India. 2,313 vacancies are available and the last date to apply for the post will be 6th March 2017. And also 407 Assistant Managers and Industrial Workman requires in Bhartiya Reserve bank Note Mudran Private Limited.

JOB HIGHLIGHTS

STATE BANK OF INDIA
Name Of Post : Probationary Officers
No.of Vacancies : 2313
Last Date :06.03.2017

BHARTIYA RESERVE BANK NOTE MUDRAN PRIVATE LIMITED
Name Of Post : Assistant Manager and Industrial Workman Grade I (Trainee)
No.of Vacancies : 407
Last Date :28.02.2017

INDIAN AIR FORCE
Name Of Post : Various Group ‘C’ Civilian Posts
No.of Vacancies : 60
Last Date :21 Days After Publication

INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Name Of Post : Various Scientists Engineers ‘SC’ Post
No.of Vacancies : 49
Last Date :04.03.2017

ORDANANCE FACTORY MEDAK
Name Of Post : Electrician, Fitter, Machinist, Welder etc
No.of Vacancies : 370
Last Date :10.03.2017

MINERAL EXPLORATION CORPORATION LIMITED, NAGPUR
Name Of Post : Assistant Geologist, Assistant Chemist, Assistant Geophysicist
No.of Vacancies : 35
Last Date :03.03.2017

Authority: http://employmentnews.gov.in/

Weekly Cash withdrawal limit for savings account increases to Rs. 50,000

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Weekly Cash withdrawal limit for savings account increases to Rs. 50,000

Savings accounts holders will now be able to withdraw up to Rs 50,000 per week with effect from today.

An RBI notification, issued on January 30, had announced that from February 20 the cash withdrawal limit for savings accounts will be raised to Rs 50,000 from Rs 24,000 a week.

The limits on cash withdrawals from savings bank account will be withdrawn completely from March 13.

Till now, there is no limit on current account and there is a cap of Rs 50,000 for farmers a week and Rs 2.5 lakh for marriage.

Source: DDI News


List of 196 Allowances as per the Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission

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List of 196 Allowances as per the Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission 

Sl. No.
Name of the Allowance
Recommendation
1
Accident Allowance
Not included in the report.
2
Acting Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance.”
3
Aeronautical Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
4
Air Despatch Pay
Abolished.
5
Air Steward Allowance
Abolished.
6
Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
7
Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK)
Not included in the report.
8
Allowance in Lieu of Running Room Facilities
Not included in the report.
9
Annual Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more
categories.
10
Antarctica Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
11
Assisting Cashier Allowance
Abolished.
12
ASV Allowance
Abolished.
13
Bad Climate Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough
Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed
Risk and Hardship Matrix.
14
Bhutan Compensatory Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
15
Boiler Watch Keeping Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1
of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
16
Book Allowance Retained.
Status Quo to be maintained.
17
Breach of Rest Allowance
Not included in the report.
18
Breakdown Allowance
Abolished.
19
Briefcase Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
20
Camp Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed
Territorial Army Allowance.
21
Canteen Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
22
Caretaking Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
23
Cash Handling Allowance
Abolished.
24
Children Education Allowance (CEA)
Retained. Procedure of payment simplified.
25
CI Ops Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
26
Classification Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
27
Clothing Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the
newly proposed Dress Allowance.
28
Coal Pilot Allowance
Abolished
29
COBRA Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1
of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
30
Command Allowance
Abolished
31
Commando Allowance
Abolished
32
Commercial Allowance
Abolished
33
Compensation in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ)
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for
PBORs.
34
Compensatory (Construction or Survey) Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
35
Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA)
Retained. Rationalised. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to
some more categories.
36
Condiment Allowance
Abolished.
37
Constant Attendance Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
38
Conveyance Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
39
Cooking Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3
of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
40
Cost of Living Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
41
Court Allowance
Abolished.
42
Cycle Allowance
Abolished.
43
Daily Allowance Retained.
Rationalized.
44
Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
45
Dearness Allowance (DA)
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
46
Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Civilians
Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
47
Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel
Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
48
Desk Allowance
Abolished.
49
Detachment Allowance
Retained. Rationalized. Enhanced by 50%.
50
Diet Allowance
Abolished.
51
Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
52
Dual Charge Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
53
Educational Concession
Retained. Rationalized. Extended to some more
categories.
54
Electricity Allowance
Abolished.
55
Entertainment Allowance
for Cabinet Secretary     Abolished.
56
Entertainment Allowance
in Indian Railways            Abolished.
57
Extra Duty Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
58
Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA)
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
59
Family HRA Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
60
Family Planning Allowance
Abolished.
61
Field Area Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
62
Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
63
Fixed Monetary Compensation
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
64
Flag Station Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
65
Flight Charge Certificate Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
66          
Flying Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
67
Flying Squad Allowance
Abolished.
68          
Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
69
Funeral Allowance
Abolished.
70
Ghat Allowance
Not included in the report.
71
Good Service
Good Conduct-Badge Pay Retained. Enhanced by a
factor of 2.25.
72
Haircutting Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal
Maintenance Allowance.
73
Handicapped Allowance
Abolished.
74
Hard Area Allowance
Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
75
Hardlying Money
Retained. Rationalised. Full Rate to be paid as per
Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
76
Headquarters Allowance
Abolished.
77
Health and Malaria Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3
of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
78
High Altitude Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
79
Higher Proficiency Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive
for Civilians.
80
Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians
Retained. Rationalized.
81
Holiday Compensatory Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance.
82
Holiday Monetary Compensation
Retained. Rationalized.
83
Hospital Patient Care Allowance
Patient Care Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
84
House Rent Allowance (HRA)
Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
85
Hutting Allowance
Abolished.
86
Hydrographic Survey Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
87
Initial Equipment Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the
newly proposed Dress Allowance.
88
Instructional Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by Training Allowance.
89
Internet Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
90
Investigation Allowance
Abolished.
91
Island Special Duty Allowance
Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
92
Judge Advocate General Department Examination Award
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
93
Kilometreage Allowance
(KMA)   Not
included in the report.
94
Kit Maintenance Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
95
Language Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
96
Language Award
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
97
Language Reward and Allowance
Abolished.
98
Launch Campaign Allowance
Abolished.
99
Leave Travel Concession (LTC)
Retained. Rationalized.
100
Library Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
101
MARCOS and Chariot Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
102
Medal Allowance
Retained.
103
Messing Allowance
Retained for “floating staff” under Fishery Survey of India, and enhanced by 50%. Abolished for Nursing Staff.
104
Metropolitan Allowance
Abolished.
105
Mileage Allowance
for journeys by road       Retained.
106
Mobile Phone Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
107
Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
108
National Holiday Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
109
Newspaper Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
110
Night Duty Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
111
Night Patrolling Allowance
Abolished.
112
Non-Practicing Allowance
(NPA)    Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
113
Nuclear Research Plant Support Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
114
Nursing Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
115
Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forces
Abolished.
116
Officiating Allowance
Not included in the report.
117
Operation Theatre Allowance
Abolished.
118
Orderly Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
119
Organization Special Pay
Abolished.
120
Out of Pocket Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.
121
Outfit Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
122
Outstation (Detention) Allowance
Not included in the report.
123
Outstation (Relieving) Allowance
Not included in the report.
124
Out-turn Allowance
Abolished.
125
Overtime Allowance (OTA)
Abolished.
126
Para Allowances
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
127
Para Jump Instructor Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
128
Parliament Assistant Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
129
PCO Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
130
Post Graduate Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
131
Professional Update Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
132
Project Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
133
Qualification Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
134
Qualification Grant
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
135
Qualification Pay
Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
136
Rajbhasha Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
137
Rajdhani Allowance
Abolished.
138
Ration Money Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
139
Refreshment Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
140
Rent Free Accommodation
Abolished.
141
Reward for Meritorious Service
Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
142
Risk Allowance
Abolished.
143
Robe Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
144
Robe Maintenance Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
145
Savings Bank Allowance
Abolished.
146
Sea Going Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
147
Secret Allowance
Abolished.
148
Shoe Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
149
Shorthand Allowance
Abolished.
150
Shunting Allowance
Not included in the report.
151
Siachen Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell
RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
152
Single in Lieu of Quarters (SNLQ)
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
153
Soap Toilet Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
154
Space Technology Allowance
Abolished.
155
Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with
Disabilities
Retained. Enhanced by 100%.
156
Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers
Safety Officers Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
157
Special Appointment Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
158
Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance
Abolished.
159
Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance-I, II
or III.
160
Special DOT Pay
Abolished.
161
Special Duty Allowance
Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
162
Special Forces Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
163
Special Incident
Investigation Security Allowance Retained.
Rationalized.
164
Special LC Gate Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
165
Special NCRB Pay
Abolished.
166
Special Running Staff Allowance
Retained. Extended to some more categories.
167
Special Scientists’ Pay
Abolished.
168
Specialist Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
169
Spectacle Allowance
Abolished.
170
Split Duty Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
171
Study Allowance
Abolished.
172
Submarine Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
173
Submarine Duty Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix, on a pro-rata basis.
174
Submarine Technical Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Extended to some more categories.
175
Subsistence Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
176
Sumptuary Allowance in Training Establishments
Abolished.
177
Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme
Court Registry
Abolished.
178
Sunderban Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and
Hardship Matrix.
179
TA Bounty
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
180
TA for Retiring Employees
Retained. Rationalized.
181
TA on Transfer
Retained. Rationalized.
182
Technical Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
183
Tenure Allowance
Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
184
Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
185
Training Allowance
Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.
186
Training Stipend
Abolished.
187
Transport Allowance (TPTA)
Retained. Rationalized.
188
Travelling Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
189
Treasury Allowance
Abolished.
190
Tribal Area Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
191
Trip Allowance
Not included in the report.
192
Uniform Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
193
Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
194
Vigilance Allowance
Abolished.
195
Waiting Duty Allowance
Not included in the report.
196
Washing Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

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