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Govt. approves fourteen senior Chief Commissioners as Principal Chief Commissioners w.e.f. 15-10-2014.

Government has approved fourteen senior IRS Offices to the rank of Principal Chief Commissioners to the  top pay scale of Rs 80,000 per month, bringing them on par with top secretaries and DGPs thus meeting their long pending demand to bring their senior most officers on par with those in the IAS and IPS.

The Finance Ministry issued an order to appoint 14 Principal Chief Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise on last December 18. The top  post in theIRS cadre in field formations till now used to be either a Chief Commissioner (CC) or a  Director General which is equivalent to an Additional Chief Secretary rank  officer but the government last year approved a massive cadre restructuring of the Customs and Central Excise department after which the senior most officers stand to get a pay scale on par with the DGPs and top secretaries of the government.

A total of 14 Chief Commissioners will be designated as Principal Chief Commissioners with a salary of Rs 80,000 per month and 38 Chief Commissioners will be upgraded Chief Commissioners under cadre restructuring with a salary of Rs 75,500-80000 from their present salary Rs 67000-79000.

An IRS cadre officer now can get salary on par with his bosses, Chairman and members of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), when he will be posted as Principal Chief Commissioner from October 15.

As the cadre restructuring of the Customs and Central Excise department is still being done by the CBEC, the 14 officers will officiate from their incumbent posting as there are no new charges to be held. All these officers will now be equivalent to the Special Secretary rank to the central government.

Sources said, close to a dozen more senior Chief Commissioners and Director Generals are expected to be appointed as the Principal Chief Commissioners shortly.

 

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Govt. issues Orders on DA increase

F.No. 1-2/2014-E-II (B)
Government of India Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated: 18th September, 2014.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2014.

     The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. No. 1/1/2014-E-II (B) Dated: 27th March, 2014 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 100 % to 107 % with effect from 1st July, 2014.
 
2     The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No. 1 (3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
3     The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall bepaid in cash to all Central Government employees.
 
4     These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence ServicesEstimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separateorders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.
 
5     In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
 
Sd/-
(K.R. Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

CR Formations NT Notifications issued by Board

Board has issued CR NT Formations notifying the jurisdiction of all formations and the date of their effect. 

The date of effect is 15-10-2014. So all the new Formations (new Commissionerates, Directorates, present Commissionerates reorganised  and designated authorities) will take effect from 15-10-2014. 

As far as Hyderabad CCA is concerned, location of Formations  is as follows. 

I. Vizag Zone:

    Vizag-I  Comm'te in Vizag.

    Kakinada Comm'te (Vizag-II) in Kakinada

    Nellore Comm'te with Districts of Nellore, Ongole and Cuddapah (Vizag-III) in Nellore

    Tirupati Commte without Cuddapah in Tirupati

    Guntur  Commte without Districts of Nellore and Ongole in Guntur.

    Vizag Audit Commite in Vijayawada for entire Vizag Zone

    Vizag Customs (Preventive) Comm'te without Vizag Port, Gangavaram Port in Vijayawada.

    Vizag Appeal-I in Vishakapatnam

    Vizag Appeal-II in Vijaywada.

 

II.  Hyderabad Zone:

     Hyderabad-I with present jurisdiction with addition of ICD  (Batco) in Medak Dist. 

     Hyderabad-II  with present Central Excise jurisdiction  with addition of Hyderabad-J Div including ICD in Thimmapur in  Mahabugnagar Dist. and Kathedan and Gaganpahad Ranges of Hyd-IV Comm'te

     Hyderabad-III   without Hyderabad-J Division.

     Hyderabad-IV without Kathedan and Gaganpahad Ranges

    Hyderabad ST Comm'te with only Hyderabad Dist i.e. present Hyderabad-II ST Assessee Base

    Hyderabad Audit  Comm'te – Total Hyderabad Zone.

    Hyderabad Customs Comm'te – RGIA Airport, Sanathnagar ICD, Air Cargo.

    III. Order of Promotions to Group-B Cadre in Hyderabad CCA:

         DPCs have already been completed. Order of promotions including  Superintendent Cadre  will be issued in the forenoon of 30th September,2014 w.e.f. afternoon of 30th September,2014. All the newly promoted officers will have to work in their present places till 15th October,2014 before which date their allotment orders will be issued. 

       All newly notified formations will start functioning from 15th October,2014 before which Board is likely to issue promotions upto JC and above except to the entry level of Group-A Cadre i.e. Asst.Commissioner. If promotions cannot be given additional charges may be given to all the Group-A officers till DPCs are conducted and promotions are effected.

 

       

     

Central Excise Superintendents call for Satyagraha for promotions

 Superintendents’ association of Central Excise for gathering of their 51 members before the residences of top bosses of  the Central Board of Excise and Customs on September 20  as symbol of Satyagraha due to lack  of promotional avenues.  Central excise superintendents face severe stagnation in terms of promotional avenues.

They are forced to retire as Superintendent with only single promotion in the service career of 35-40 years after joining as Inspector  while their counterparts of Income Tax department are able to reach the post of Commissioner

.

“If career prospects were disclosed at the time of the recruitment, these officers would have never joined this job,” said Ravi Malik, Secretary General, Superintendents’ association of Central Excise. Malik added that the cadre restructuring, which should have been implemented immediately after its notification on 18 December last year, particularly keeping in view the monthly mass level retirements of our officers without getting even IInd promotion, is still pending even after more than eight months of its notification. Cadre restructuring order in CBEC gives some relief to superintendent cadre in promotion scope.

 

 

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Email services like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc. may be banned for official use

Popular email services like Gmail and Yahoo  are likely to be banned for official use to safeguard critical  and sensitive government data. A proposal to this effect is being moved by Department Electronics and Information Technolocy  (DeIT)   for Cabinet approval by month-end, sources said.

Government Communication, barring those of Ministry of Defence and  External Affairs, will be done using the platform of the National Informatics (NIC), they added. While Defence Ministry has its own separate secure email server, the External Affairs too may follow suit.

 

The move comes amid concerns about rising cyber crime and hacking incidents. Earlier this week, five million usernames and passwords of Google were reported to have been leaked online by Russian hackers. Government is expected to route official communication through the NIC email service. DeIT  has drafted the policy on use of email for government offices and departments views and comments ministries concerned are being taken on this, sources said.

 

Sources said the policy seeks to protect large amount of critical government data and aims to make it mandatory for government offices to communicate only on  Nic.In platform, not on commercial services Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, etc. The policy is expected to cover about 5-6 lakh  Central and state Government employees using the email service provided by NIC, they added.

 

To ensure smooth working of the NIC platform, DeitY will soon require about Rs 4-5 crore to ramp up NIC infrastructure.. Besides, a total investment of around Rs 50-100 crore would be required for full operationability of the policy, including integrating emails with cloud so that official data can be saved on a cloud platform and can then be easily shared with the concerned government ministries and departments.

 

 

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Hyderabad CCA DPC for promotion to Superintendent Cadre completed

Hyderabad CCA DPC for promotion to Superintendent Cadre was completed on 12-9-2014. Promotion Orders  may be given before 30-9-2014 or on 30-9-2014 effective from a/n of 30-9-2014. Newly promoted officers will be continued in their present postings on in-situ basis till regular posting/allotment orders are given. 

It is learnt that Board has approved NT Notification with regard to notification of formations. It is buzzed that the effective date  for all the formations is likely to be from 15-10-2014. Before this effective date, transfer and allotment orders of all newly officers will be issued along with local Trade Notices notifying the new formations and change in the jurisdiction of the existing formations.

 

 

 

Govt to drop attestation of documents by gazetted officer

The Centre will replace the requirement of furnishing affidavits with self-attested declarations in a major chunk of government-related work and an official  order in this regard will be issued soon,, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said.

“This thought (to promote self- attestation) was in the process. But it was not been implemented in the full way. No notification has been issued on it. It will be done soon,” he told a press conference on works done by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions during the 100 days of the NDA government.

He said different departments have different sensitivities. However, self-attestation would be pushed to the maximum extent possible, the Minister said.

 

“There may be a problem when you go to some place and an officer may say he will not receive a self-attested document. He will say there is no such order. So, the order will be issued by us. But, till then all stakeholders including the State governments need to work together for it,” said Mr. Singh.

 

He said self-certification of documents is going to be a a great boon for the unemployed youth. “In certain security-related matters, gazetted certification might have to be retained, after a dispassionate look,” he said.

 

“For the first time in independent India, the practice of documents being attested by gazetted officers will be done away with. We have broadly focused on making governance good and simple in the last three months,” Mr. Singh said, referring to the work done by the Ministry.

He said the promotion of self-certification in place of notarized affidavits will be a significant step in making life easier for the common man and building trust. “As India goes into the 21st century, everyone would recognize the stakes involved in false attestation,” he said.

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Declaration of assets and liabilities by Govt. Employees – Confederation writes to Government

 

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS

1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001

Website: WWW. Confederationhq.blogspot.com

Email: Confederationhq@yahoo.co.in

Patron

S.K.Vyas

09868244035

President

K.K.N.Kutty

09811048303

Secretary General

M.Krishnan

09447068125

NO. CONF/GENL/2014

DATED :11-09-2014

To

The Cabinet Secretary

Government of India

Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan,

New Delhi – 110001

Sir,

Sub: Declaration of assets and liabilities by Govt. Employees – exhibiting the details of movable assets in the website – regarding.

All the Central Govt. employees, as per the latest order of the Department of Personnel & Training (DOP&T) have to declare their assets and liabilities, both movable and immovable, as well as their spouses and dependents latest by 15th December 2014. All theseinformations would be then be put up by the respective ministries on their website accessible to everyone.

A large number of Central Govt. Employees have expressed their fear that putting up details of movable assets such as jewellery and cash in hand and bank would pose a security threat to them and their dependents, leave their children vulnerable to kidnapping and ransom demands.

There are various sources the Government employees would have accumulated wealth such as gift from parents, grandparents property, self-earning, wife-side property, or children’s contribution etc. Putting this information in the public domain would leave them and their family members vulnerable.

It is therefore requested that necessary action may be taken in this regard, so that all such information as stated above shall not be displayed on public domain.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)

Secretary General

Mob: 09447068125

 

 

The Delhi high court on Tuesday stays public declaration of assets of spouses and dependent children of government employees under Lokpal Act

A division bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Vipin Sanghi directed the central government that information on asset liabilities of spouses or dependent children will not be revealed to the public by government departments. It said such information will only be furnished to respective departments in a sealed cover.

The court was hearing a plea by Vinita Singla, wife of a public servant and working in a major IT company ofIndia, who opposed the Lokapal provisions contending that they were violative of her Fundamental Rights.

The court also said that till its further orders in November, the sealed envelopes reaching all departments shouldn’t be opened.

Singla submitted that if independent liabilities of thespouse and or the dependent children, which have no relation with the public servant, are disclosed on government website, they will “cause prejudice and humiliation before the public at large”.

“Prima facie, there is merit in the petitioner’s contention. She is a private citizen and declaration of her assets is violation of the Article 21 of the Constitution.

The stayed order comes as a huge relief to harried bureaucrats and central government employees forced under the Lokpal Act to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children.

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DoPT extends time upto 31-12-2014 for filing of Returns under Lokpal

Notification for extending time limit for filing returns of assets

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART II—SEC. 3(i)]
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi. the 8th September. 2014

G.S.R. 638(E).—ln exercise of the powers conferred by sub-secrion (1) read with clause (k) and clause (1) of sub section (2) of Section 59 read with Section 44 and Section 45 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules. 2014. namely:—

I. (I) These rules may he called the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2014.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014. in rule 3. in the proviso to sub-rule (2), for the words on or before the 15th day of September, 2014’, the words “on or before the 31st day of December. 2014 shall he substituted.

[ F.No. 407/12/2014-AVD-lV(B) Pt.-I ]

BHASKAR KHULBE,

Addl. Secy