Parliament may see face-off between Government and Opposition over GST Bill

Another face-off between government and opposition could be seen in Parliament with Congress today sticking to its demand for referring the long pending Goods and Services Taxes bill to the Standing Committee for scrutiny.There have been many changes in the new bill brought up for consideration by the government in the Lok Sabha and therefore, it was incumbent that it be sent to the Standing Committee, Party spokesperson Sushmita Dev told reporters.

At the same time, Dev made it clear that her party was not against the bill which was their baby, but it was against the procedure being adopted. “GST is our baby. We do not oppose as a matter of policy.

What we are opposing is the procedure. The Standing Committee route is being bypassed,” she said. She remained non-committal to questions whether the party would vote against the measure if the Government planned to ‘bulldoze’ it. The GST bill (The Constitution 122nd Amendment Bill, 2014) has been listed for further consideration and passage in Lok Sabha today.

The bill was moved on Friday by Finance minister Arun Jaitley who had said it was a “win-win” measure for both the Centre and the states as he sought to allay the apprehensions of some state governments that they would lose revenue if GST was implemented. When implemented, the GST is expected to eliminate several logistical logjams and vastly increase the speed of freight, as a World Bank study showed Indian truckers lose millions of operating hours a year stuck at interstate checkpoints, creating more opportunities for harassment and bribe-taking.


Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer – Govt Servants not allowed

Finance Ministry has issued an OM  clarifying that Government Servants are not eligible to claim train fares if they travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc. In case they travel by such trains they will be reimbursed actual fares admissible normal fare only.

No. 19046/2/2008-E.IV 

Government of India 

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure


North Block, New Delhi.

Dated the 22nd April, 2015.


Subject:- Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.• Clarification reg.

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding entitlement of Central Government servants to travel by “Premium Trains”, being run by the Indian Railways, while on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.

2. It is clarified that travel by Premium Trains by Central Government servants on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc. is notallowed and therefore, the fare charged for Premium Trains by the Indian Railways for the journey performed by Premium Trains shall not be reimbursable. In cases where journey on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc. has already been performed by Premium Trains, the amount reimbursed shall be restricted to the admissible normal fare for the entitled class of train travel or the actual fare paid, whichever is less.

 (A. Bhattacharya)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Last Date for Declarations under Lokpal extended from 30-4-2015 to 15-10-2015

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Conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country for unmarried Government servants


F. No. 31011/1/013-Estt (A..IV)
Government of india
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block. New Delhi-110 001

Dated April 21, 2014


Subject:- Leave Travel Concession (LTC) entitlements of  – Conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country permissible under the sunmarried Government servantspecial dispensation scheme – Clarification — regarding.

In relaxation to the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988, special dispensation is allowed to the Government servants from time to time. Presently, one such dispensation in operation is the relaxation to the Government servants to travel by air to visit North-East Region or to Jammu & Kashmir or to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands by converting one block of Home Town LTC available to them.

2. Vide this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 31011/17/85-Estt.(A) dated 03.04.1986, unmarried Central Government employees, who have left their wholly dependent parents/sisters/minor brothers at their home town are allowed the benefit of LTC to visit their home town every year. This concession is in lieu of all other LTC facilities admissible to the Government servant himself and to his/her parents/sisters/minor brothers.

3. This Department is in receipt of references seeking clarification on the admissibility of conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country, which is permissible under special dispensation, to such unmarried Government servants.

4. The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance. It has been decided that the facility of conversion of Home Town LTC to allow travel to different parts of the country, under the special dispensation scheme, will also apply to an unmarried Central Government servant, who is eligible to avail the benefit of LTC to visit Home Town every year. This facility may be availed by converting one occasion of Home Town LTC out of the four Home Town LTC occasions available in a block of four years.

(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Aadhaar Based Bio-Metric Attendance system for Central Government Employees – Latest Developments reported by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in the parliament

The Government has 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 as an enabling platform for marking of attendance.

As per the information collected, the status of implementation of the AEBAS in Central Government Offices in Delhi is as follows:

No of organizations where employees are marking their attendance – 312

No of organizations where employees are registered but not started marking their attendance – 93

No of organizations on boarded but yet to complete formalities for employees registration – 100

Total – 505

National Informatics Centre has incurred an expenditure of Rs. 4.8 crores in procuring and installing the front end devices like Wall mounted Biometric Terminals, desktop based finger print and Iris scanners, etc. for the above offices. Installation is part of the cost of procurement.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Jose K.Mani in the Lok Sabha today.

Subject: Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013- Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by public servants belonging to CSSS & CSCS -r


Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan

Khan Market, New Delhi-110003

Dated 15th April, 2015



Subject: Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013- Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by public servants belonging to CSSS & CSCS -regarding.

Ministries/Departments may refer to CS-II Division’s OM of even number dated 1st January, 2015 on the subject mentioned above.

2. As Ministries/Departments are aware, all Government Servants are now required to file information and returns regarding movable and immovable property under the l.okpa! and Lqkayuktas Act, 20!3. Jn this regard, all GovernmentServants have been advised that:-

i. The first return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (as on 01.08.2014)

should be filed on or before 30.04.2015; and

ii. The next annual return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, for the year ending 31.03.2015, should be filed on or before 31.07.2015.

3. For filing annual return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, new forms have been developed in the Web Based Cadre Management System which ls hosted at cscms.ni.c.in . Returns under Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act should be submitted by all CSSS officials through Web Based Cadre Management System. Print out of the returns submitted onllne in respect of PPS and above level officers of CSSS should also be submitted to CS-II Division as this Division is the custodian of returns in respect of these officers. The procedure for filing return is as under:-

i. Login to the system at cscms.ni.c.i.n by using the userid and password. In case of any difficulty in login please contact the nodal officer to the Ministry/Department for assistance. The generic Userid is eight digit date of birth followed by first four letters of name. Userid is also the employee code assigned to individual officers in the web based system. If the password is blocked, nodal officers can reset the password of individual employees by using the ‘reset password’ facility in the Tools Menu on the top of the screen. They can also provide ‘Employee Code’ from the system to individual officers to enable them to login to the system.

ii. Verify whether personal details are reflected in the system correctly. To verify the details click on the Employee Details button. If the details are not correct, first have them rectified through Admin. Division of Concerned Department before proceeding further.

ill. Click ‘IPR button’ on the top and then click on ‘Lokpal Returns’icon.

iv. Click ‘create new PR button’ and select property return year then click on create PR.

v. Read declaration page carefully and click on ‘next’ button.

vi. Form-I:- Add one by one details of Public Servant, his/her spouse and dependent children and save details every time. After adding of details click on ‘next’ button.

vll, Form-II:- Add movable Properties Owned by Self/Spouse/Dependent one by one by clicking Add Button and save then click on ‘next’ button.

vUi. Form-Ill:Statement of Immovable Property: Add -> Select IPR year -> Add new property details one by one by di.eking ADD button -> click on‘next’ button.

ix. Form-IV:- Add Statement of Debts and other Uabi.li.ties one be one by clicking ADD button then click on ‘FINISH’ button.

x, Click ‘finish’ button. Property-Return Details page -automatically opens, Users may select the year by click on the particular year and then click on

‘Final submission of I PR’ button.

3. Ministries/Departments are requested that the contents of this OM be widely circulated to the notice of all CSSS/CSCS officials working under their control. They should also ensure that the information and returns regarding movable and immovable property under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act is submitted by all officials within the stipulated period clted above without fail.

4. In case of any difficulty, nodal officers may contact CMC officials who have developed Web Based Cadre Management System at Telephone No. 24629890.

(Kameshwar Mishra)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Formats of Lokpal Declarations – Covering Letter and Form-I to IV

Formats of Lokpal Declarations – covering letter and Form-I to IV are published below. Due date for the Declaration as on 1-8-2014 is 30-4-2015.

Annexure I to IV

Covering Letter.docx

ICT,2015 order of Superintendents of Hyderabad Zone issued


Grant for recreation activities to the staff of Central Government Offices increased from Rs. 10 per staff to Rs. 25 per staff per month – Grant for setting up Recreation club increased from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 25,000

OM issued byDoPT for increasing the Recreation grant and cost of setting up of Recreation Club.

F.No. 1/1/2014-Welfare

Government of India

M/o Personnel & Public Grievances & Pensions

D/o Personnel & Training

New Delhi, Dated 10 April, 2015

Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant-in-aid for the provision of amenities or recreational or welfare facilities to the staff of the Central Government- regarding.


The undersigned is directed to refer this Department’s O.M. No. 1/38/98-Welfare dated 14th October, 1999 (Copy enclosed) regarding grants-in-aid for the provision of amenities for recreation/ welfare activities to the staff of the Central Government Offices in as well as outside Delhi/ New Delhi.

2. The position has been reviewed and it has been decided that the grants-in-aid to the Recreation Clubs shall be admissible at the following rates from the current financial year 2015-2016.

(i) Grants-in-aid at the rate of Rs. 25/- per head per annum as against existing rate of Rs. 10/- per head per annum.

(ii) An additional grant-in-aid subject to a maximum of Rs. 25/- per head per annum, may be given as matching grant as against the existing rate of Rs. 15/- per head per annum.

(iii) A maximum grant of Rs. 25,000/- instead of Rs. 10,000/- may be sanctioned (after considering requirement on merits) for setting up of a recreation club.

3. Instructions issued from time to time on the subject may be adhered to.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s I.D. No. 8(41)/2014-E-II (A), 13th February, 2015 and SS&FA (Home) Dy No. 3111501, dated 04.03.2015.


Director (Welfare)

IZT,2015 order in the common cadre of Superintendents of Hyderabad CCA issued

IZT ORDER 2015.pdf