AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System in all Central Govt. Offices all over India before 26-1-2015

No: 11013/9/2014- Estt (A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances,& Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 21st November 2014.


Sub: Introduction of AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System

It has been decided to use an AADHAR Enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in all offices of the Central Government, including attached/ sub-ordinate Offices, in India. The system will be installed in the offices located in Delhi/ New Delhi by 31st December 2014. In other places this may be installed by 26th January 2015

2. The equipment will be procured by the Ministries/ Departments as per specifications of DeitY on DGS&D Rate Contract from authorized

vendors. The expenditure will be met by the Ministries/ Departments concerned under their O.E. The manual system of attendance may be phased out accordingly.

3. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) will provide the technical guidance for installing the system. The equipment already procured by DeitY have a built in AMC of three years. The Ministries/ departments may ensure that the equipment being procured by them have similar provision.

4. Biometric attendance system is only an enabling platform. There is no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc. which will continue to apply. As per extant instructions, (contained in DoPT O.M. No: 28034/8/75- Estt-A dated 04-07-1975; No:28034/10/75-Estt-A dated 27-08-1975; No: 28034/3/82 —Estt-A dated 05-03-1982) half—a-day’s Casual Leave should be debited for each day of late attendance, but late attendance upto an hour, on not more than two occasions in a month, and for justifiable reasons may be condoned by the competent authority. In addition to debiting Casual Leave (or Earned Leave, when no CL is available). Disciplinary action may also be taken against government servants who are habitually late. Early leaving is also to be treated in the same manner as late coming.

5. These orders come into force with immediate effect.

6. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring this to the notice of all concerned.

(J.A aidyanathan)
Director (Establis

Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents


Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 17th November, 2014
Office Memorandum
 Sub: Posting of Government employees who have differently abled dependents – reg.
 The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 06.06.2014 (copy enclosed) exempting a Government employee, who is also a care giver of disabled child, from the routine exercise of transfer/rotational transfer subject to the administrative constraints. The word ‘disabled’ includes (i) blindness or low vision (ii) hearing impairment (iii) locomotor disability or Cerebral Palsy (iv) leprosy cured (v) mental retardation (vi) mental illness and (vii) multiple disabilities.

2. The matter regarding the scope of ‘disabled’ has been examined in consultation with the Department of Disability Affairs. Considering the fact that the autism spectrum disorder child requires constant caregiver support and it would be imperative for the Government employees to take care of their autism spectrum disorder child on continuous basis, it has been decided to include ‘Autism’ in the term ‘disabled’, as defined in Para 3 of the above-mentioned O.M. dated 06.06.2014.
This issues with the approval of the MoS (PP).
 All the Ministries/Departments, etc. are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned under their control.
(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

CBEC Cadre Restructuring Leaves 200 Top Slots Vacant

Promotions, transfers and postings in the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) have come to a standstill, as it is learnt that delay in CBEC Cadre Restructuring  CBEC has left more than 200 top slots vacant. A substantial number of vacancies at senior positions in the Excise, customs and service tax departments under CBEC are yet to be notified.


Sources suggest approximately 200 posts of Principal Chief Commissioners, Chief Commissioners, Principal Commissioners as well as Commissioners (Apex, HAG+, SAG scales) are lying vacant since October 15, the date of implementation of cadre restructuring.


The Department of Promotion Committee meetings are underway. The DPCs have to submit its proposal to the appointment committee of cabinet through Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The PMO’s nod is required to go the proposal before appointment committee of cabinet (ACC).

The Pending proposals and promotions and senior level posts that are lying vacant for over one month now has led the Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax departments to miss its revenue targets and indirect taxes collections for this year. They had a tax collection target of Rs 6.23 lakh crore for the current fiscal year (2014-15) and this cadre restructuring delay in the CBEC has led to the government missing its tax collection target.

However, over 2,100 officers working as Superintendents in customs and Central Excise were promoted purely on ad-hoc basis to the level of Assistant Commissioners (Junior Time Scale) in cadre restructuring of CBEC but they would not confer any rights for regular promotions and seniority in the grade of Assistant Commissioner.

They were made Assistant Commissioners on ad-hoc basis to fill vacancies in CBEC’s temporary posts of Assistant Commissioner (Junior Time Scale), operational for five years under cadre restructuring.

CBEC made this modification under cadre restructuring to make up for stagnation in the grade of superintendent for the time being.

The above promotion from the Superintendents to Assistant Commissioners on ad-hoc basis is a cruel joke to the Superintendent grade under CBEC who faces a long stagnation about to 20 years, while their peers, Income tax officers, in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) get the promotion up to Joint Commissioner/Additional Commissioner during this period. How can CBEC manage, needing to focus on revenue target in this condition?



‘Services exports vital for economy’

Union Finance Minister Shri Arun jaitley said on Wednesday that more jobs should be created in the services sector, in addition to those in the manufacturing sector, so that large sections of the underemployed population in the agriculture sector could get meaningful employment.  He said research and development (R&D), tourism, education and healthcare services had the potential to lead exports growth in the services sector. Exports from the sector were important as they compensated for the deficit in merchandise exports created as India imported more goods that it exported. 

  The Minister said the government was making efforts to raise the share of the manufacturing sector in the GDP from 15 per cent to 25 per cent. 

The Hindu

7th CPC visit to Hyderabad

The Commission, headed by its Chairman, Justice Shri A. K. Mathur, proposes to visit Hyderabad from 18th to 20th November, 2014. 

 The Commission would like to invite various entities/associations/federations representing any/all categories of employees covered by the terms of reference of the Commission to present their views. Request for a meeting with the Commission may be sent through e-mail to the Secretary, 7th Central Pay Commission at secy-7cpc@nic.in. The memorandum already submitted by the requesting entity may also be sent as an attachment with this e-mail.


The last date for receiving request for meeting is 17th Nov. 2014 (1700 hours).

Hyderabad Customs seizes 4 Kg. Gold in RGIA

Hyderabad Customs on Wednesday seized four KG  of Gold from some passengers at RGIA at Shamshabad. The passengers who arrived from Saudi Arabia were carrying the gold without paying duty. Kudos to the Hyderabad Customs for playing proactive role  nowadays. 

Indirect Tax revenue lagging behind

The collections of indirect revenue mainly excise duty, service tax and customs duties during April-October,2014 was Rs. 2,85,126 crores or 5.6 per cent over the corresponding period the previous year against the Budget target for growth in indirect tax collections 25.8 per cent. 

It is unlikely that the Centre will meet its target from Indirect Tax revenue during this fiscal year.

The Hindu

LTC Air Ticket for CG Employees enhanced by 80 to 150 per cent by Air India

30.85 lakh CG Employees are supposed to use Air  India for their leave Travel concession (LTC).
According to government rules, it is mandatory for all Central government employees to use Air India to avail LTC. The employees, who get LTC twice in four years, can choose to go by air, Railways, roadways or ship.

The Air India website has a special section for LTC Tickets. Bookings can also be done through authorised agents such as state-owned Tourism and travel companies like Ashok Travel and Tours, Balmer and Lawrie and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation. It has been found that for a ticket booked on November 9 (Sunday) during the evening hours for a Delhi-Hyderabad Air India flight for December 14, a normal one-wa passenger fare was Rs 5,901, which was almost same as those offered by private airlines like Jet Airways, IndiGo and GoAir. However, Air India’s LTC fare was more than double the amount at Rs 13,248 for the same trip.


Similarly, LTC Fares for other domestic and international destinations on November 9, as it has been further discovered, were much higher than normal ones. As LTC ticket bookings are the most lucrative segment for loss-making Air India, over 20 seats on any domestic flight are reserved for such passengers.When contacted, the Air India spokesperson claimed that LTC fares are better than market fares. But the fares shown on the Air India website accessed by the reporter belie that claim.The spokesman further said, “Central government employees also get the benefit of changing their travel schedule or cancelling tickets. The cost of cancelling tickets is very minimal compared to cancellation in case of normal fares. The cost of LTC ticket is more or less the same if you compare with private carriers.”


A senior government official said that while the objective of travelling by Air India seems to be to save money for the government, it actually ends up paying more for LTC.

“The government is losing crores of rupees due to this overcharging by Air India,” he added.

In June, the DoPT) in an order reminded all government employees to buy LTC tickets from Air India. “As far as possible, air tickets on government account may be obtained directly from the Air India (booking counters,  offices,  websites) and if obtaining tickets directly from Air India is not possible, the services of authorised travel agents may be availed of,” the DoPT said in an order. The DoPT order further stated that in several cases, it has been noticed that the instructions are not being followed and as a result, various ministries and  departments continue to make references to DoPT seeking relaxation of the conditions for one reason or the other. DoPT is also cautious about fake presented by government employees.





Mandatory Induction Training for Probation Clearance – Central Government Employees under Probation have to under go Induction Training to get confirmed in Central Government Service

Government ot India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
( Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th October 2014

  Subject:  Introduction of mandatory Induction Training for Probation Clearance – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 21st July. 2014 wherein consolidated instructions on Probation / Confirmation in Central Services were issued for ready reference to all concerned. As per extant instructions during the period probation, or any extension thereof. candidates may be required by Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions to pass examinations and tests as Government may deem fit as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.
2. It has been decided that in all cases of direct recruitment there should be a mandatory induction training of at least two weeks duration. Successful completion of the training may be made a pre-requisite for completion of probation. The syllabus for the training may be prescribed by the Cadre authorities and the Training Division of DOPT can be consulted. if required.
3. The recruitment rules for all posts, wherever such a provision does not already exist, may be amended to provide for such mandatory training. Till such time as the Recruitment Rules are amended. a clause on the above lines may be included in the offer of appointment.


Director (Establishment)

Shri Kaushal Srivastava has been appointed as and taken over as Chairman, CBEC

Shri Kaushal Srivastava has been appointed as and taken over as Chairman, CBEC.