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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Maximum of 6 tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month through IRCTC

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Maximum of 6 tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month through IRCTC

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Railways

28-January-2016 16:34 IST

Railway Ministry introduces new checks on booking of e-ticket/i-ticket through IRCTC website with a view to further prevent possible misuse

Under the new provisions a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked online by an individual user in a month on IRCTC website

This new provision will come into effect w.e.f. 15th February, 2016

The move aims to deter touts and to facilitate genuine users

In order to facilitate genuine users and prevent touting activities, various checks have already been put in place for the booking of e-ticket/i-ticket on IRCTC website including the following existing provision: –
1. Individuals are allowed only 2 tickets per user-ID in a day (for ARP booking) from 08:00 hours to 10.00 hours.
2. Individuals are allowed only 2 tickets per user-ID in a day (for Tatkal booking) from 10:00 hours to 12:00 hours.
3. Quick Book Option is disabled from 08:00 to 12:00 hours
4. All types of ticketing agents (YTSK, RTSA, IRCTC agents etc.) have been debarred from booking tickets during the first thirty minutes of opening of booking i.e. from 08:00 to 08:30 hours for general bookings, and from 10:00 to 10:30 hours and 11:00 to 11:30 hours for Tatkal booking in AC and non-AC classes respectively.
5. Booking is not allowed through e-wallet and cash cards from 08:00 to 12:00 hours.
6. There is only one booking in one user login session except for return/onward journey between 08:00 to 12:00 hours.
To further prevent any possible misuse, Ministry of Railways has now decided that effective from 15th February, 2016, a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked online by an individual user in a month on IRCTC website. This will replace the existing system under which a maximum of 10 tickets can be booked online through IRCTC website in a month by an individual. However, the existing condition will continue wherein these booking will be subject to a limit of booking 2 opening Tatkal tickets in 10:00- 12:00 hours period in a day and 2 opening Advance Reservation Period (ARP) tickets in 08:00-10:00 hours period in a day.

This has been done keeping in view the analysis of usage of quota of 10 tickets which indicated that 90% of users are booking upto 6 tickets in a given month and only 10% are making more than 6 tickets. It is suspected that the 10% users might be involved in touting activities. Therefore to deter such touts and to facilitate genuine users, it has been decided that a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month.

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Vacancies of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of CSSS – Dopt orders on 28.1.2016

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Vacancies of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of CSSS – Dopt orders on 28.1.2016

No.6/3/2015-CS-II(C)
Govermnent of India
Ministly of Personnel, public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 28th January, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Vacancies of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of CSSS-reg.

The undersigned is directed to that this Department had conveyed 102 tentative vacancies ror Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2015 to be conducted by SSC. Now the SSC have sought the confirmed number of vacancies of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS for Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2015.

2. All the Ministries/ Departments participating in the CSSS Cadre are, therefore, requested to furnish the confirrncd vacancy position in the grade of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of CSSS in the enclosed format. The vacancy position may be intimated by fax or e-mail at by positively failing which the vacancies reported earlier will be taken into account and nomination would be made accordingly. All the Ministries / Departments are, therefore, requested to furnish the information by deadline positively as the matter is TIME BOUND. Even in of no change in the position intimated earlier to this Department or “NIL’ vacancy, the matter should be reported immediately.

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(Karneshwar Mishrs)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

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Discontinuation of Interview at Lower Level Posts

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No recruitment with interview at the junior level posts from 1.1.2016

No recruitment with interview at the junior level posts in Government of India Ministries/Departments/attached Office/Subordinate Office/Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertakings

Discontinuation of Interview at Lower Level Posts

No.39020/09/2015-Estt-(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Estt. B Section

Discontinuation of Interview at Lower Level Posts

The Prime Minister in his address to the nation on the Independence Day has stressed the need to discontinue holding interviews for recruitment for such junior level posts where personality assessment is not an absolutely necessary requirement.

He has called upon the Government Organizations’ to end this practice at the earliest as it will help in curbing corruption, more objective selection in transparent manner substantially easing the problems of poor people.

He has emphasized that the recruitment should be made on merit basis through transparent, online processes leading to less Government and more Governance.

The Department of Personnel and Training on the basis of recommendations made by the Committee of Secretaries has already taken a decision to discontinue interviews at the junior level posts at Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted), Group ‘C’ ,Group ‘D’ (which are now reclassified as Group ‘C’) and all equivalent posts.

All the advertisement for future vacancies will be without the Interview as part of the recruitment process. From 1st January 2016 there will be no recruitment with interview at the junior level posts, in Government of India Ministries/Departments/attached Office/Subordinate Office/Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertakings.

The interviews will be done away even in cases where the selections were made purely on basis of performance in the interview. The Ministries/Departments/Organizations’ will consider revising the scheme for selection for such cases.

As the Skill Test or Physical Test is different from Interview they may continue. However these tests will only be of qualifying nature. Assessment will not be done on the basis of marks for such tests.
The decision to discontinue interview for the junior level posts across the country will be major step towards achieving the objectives of citizen centric transparent governance.

The matter has also been taken up with the State Governments/UTs to undertake similar exercise, from time to time. In this regard letters from Secretary (Personnel) to the State Chief Secretaries have been issued on 4th September 2015 and letters from MoS(PP) to the State Chief Ministers have been issued on 29th September 2015 and 1st January 2015.

To facilitate the implementation of the directions of the Hon’ble Prime Minister further by the various Organizations/Ministries/Departments/Governments a one day workshop was also organized by the DOPT on 16th November 2015.

Some of the State Government have shared the status in this regard with the DOPT. The Summary of the State Responses on the Discontinuation of Interview is as follows:


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Promotion of Govt.Servants exonerated after retirement – Procedure and Guidelines to be followed – Dopt Orders

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Promotion of Govt.Servants exonerated after retirement – Procedure and Guidelines to be followed – Dopt Orders

Dopt already issued the instructions on the above subject as draft memorandum on 23.11.2015. Pl. click to refer the order…

No.22011/3/2013-Estt (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 25-01-2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Promotion of Govt.Servants exonerated after retirement – Procedure and Guidelines to be followed – Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No.22011/4/91-Estt(A) dated 14th September, 1992 regarding procedure and guidelines to be followed by DPC in respect of Government servants against whom disciplinary/court proceedings are pending or whose conduct is under investigation. In case the Government servant is covered under any of the three conditions as mentioned in Para 2 of OM dated 14.09.1992, the recommendations of the DPC are to be kept in ‘sealed cover’ and subsequent action regarding opening of sealed cover will depend on the outcome of the disciplinary/criminal proceedings.

2. If on conclusion of the disciplinary/ criminal proceedings, the Government servant is exonerated, the procedure prescribed in para 3 of the OM dated 14-9-1992 is to be followed. This provides as under:-
“On the conclusion of the disciplinary case/criminal prosecution which results in dropping of allegations against the Govt. servant, the sealed cover or covers shall be opened. In case the Government servant is completely exonerated the due date of his promotion will be determined with reference to the position assigned to him in the findings kept in the sealed cover/covers and with reference to the date of promotion of his next junior on the basis of such position. The Government servant may be promoted, if necessary, by reverting the junior most officiating person. He may be promoted notionally with reference to the date of promotion of his junior. However, whether the officer concerned will be entitled to any arrears of pay for the period of notional promotion preceding the date of actual promotion, and if so to what extent, will be decided by the appointing authority by taking into consideration all the facts and circumstances of the disciplinary proceedings/criminal prosecution. Where the authority denies arrears of salary or part of it, it will record its reasons for doing so. It is not possible to anticipate and enumerate exhaustively all the circumstances under which such denials of arrears of salary or part of it may become necessary. However, there may be cases where the proceedings, whether disciplinary or criminal, are, for example delayed at the instance of the employee or the clearance in the disciplinary proceedings or acquittal in the criminal proceedings is with benefit of doubt or on account of non-availability of evidence due to the acts attributable to the employee etc. These are only some of the circumstances where such denial can be justified.”
3. The applicability of above provisions in so far as it relates to cases where the Government Servant, who has retired by the time he is exonerated of all the charges has been considered in respect of the following cases:

i. Where the promotion order pertaining to the relevant DPC has been issued and the officers empanelled have assumed charge prior to the date of superannuation of the retired Government Servant; and

ii. The retired Government Servant would have been is service and assumed charge of the post had the disciplinary proceeding not been initiated against him/her.

4. It has been decided in consultation with the Department of Expenditure, Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare and the Department of Legal Affairs that notional promotion and payment of arrears of pay, if any, for the period of notional promotion till the date of retirement, to such a retired Government Servant if found fit on opening of the sealed cover is to be decided by the Appointing authority in terms of para 3 of OM No.22011/4/91-Estt.(A) dated 14.9.1992.

5. A retired Government employee who is considered for notional promotion from the date of promotion of his next junior after opeing of the sealed cover would also be entitled to fixation of pension on the basis of such notional pay on his notional promotion.

6. The provisions contained in this Office Memorandum shall become operational from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum. Past cases settled in accordance with the earlier provisions shall not be reopened.

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(Gayatri Mishra)
Director (E-I)

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in


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Constitution of Empowered Committee of Secretaries for processing the Report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Finance Ministry Orders on 27.1.2016

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Members of Empowered Committee for processing the Report of the 7th Pay Commission

Constitution of Empowered Committee of Secretaries for processing the Report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Finance Ministry Orders on 27.1.2016

No.1-4/2015-E.III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, dated the 27th January, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Constitution of Empowered Committee of Secretaries for processing the Report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

It has been decided with the approval of the Cabinet to set up an Empowered Committee of Secretaries to process the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

The Committee will have the following members :

1. Cabinet Secretary - Chairman
2. Finance Secretary/Secretary (Expenditure) - Member
3. Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training - Member
4. Secretary, Department of Pension & PW - Member
5. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs - Member
6. Secretary, Ministry of Defence - Member
7. Secretary, Department of Revenue - Member
8. Secretary, Department of Post - Member
9. Secretary, Department of Health - Member
10. Secretary, Department of Science & Technology - Member
11. Chairman, Railway Board - Member
12. Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General - Member
13. Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat - Member

2. The Committee may co-opt any other Secretary, whenever found necessary.

3. The Empowered Committee will function as a Screening Committee to screen the recommendations of the Commission after taking into account the views of the concerned stakeholders, viz, the Ministries/Departments, Staff Associations and the JCM, so as to firm up the final conclusions for approval of the Cabinet.

4. The Implementation Cell created in the Department of Expenditure shall function as Secretariat for the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.

5. The final recommendations of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries will be submitted for approval of the Cabinet.

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(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Authority : www.persmin.gov.in





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