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Board issues NT Notifications of new Formations/Jurisdictions of CR. Date of effect of is 15-10-2014. - DPC for 421 posts is going to be delayed further due to non submission of desired report as asked for by UPSC - DPC for promotion to Superintendent Cadre in Hyderabad CCA completed on 12-9-2014.

CBEC issues directions to all CCs to complete CR related works

WORK TO BE COMPLETED FOR EFFECTING THE CADRE RESTRUCTURING:

 

CBEC has issued direction to all Chief Commissioners to complete the following works urgently:

1. Draft Trade Notice to be kept ready giving the jurisdiction of new establishments.
2. DPC to be immediately completed so that promotion orders can be issued on 30.09.14.
3. Asset allocation to be completed.
4. Transfer policy to be finalised in consultation with different staff associations.
5. Compassionate and Sports quota appointment are required to be filled up on the basis of available strength.

DA increased by 7% from 1st July,2014

Union Cabinet has approved the increase of DA by 7% to all CG employees and Pensioners  from 1-7-2014 onwards taking the total DA  to 107%.
 

Copy of letter given by AIACEGEO, Hyd to CC-Hyd on ICT Policy

Copy of Letter given by AIACEGEO, Hyd Zone to CC-Hyderabad on IZT Policy

Update of CR in Hyderabad CCA

I.                  Promotions upto Group-B Cadre:

 

As per directions of CC-Hyderabad Zone, all promotions upto Group-B including promotions from Inspector Cadre to Superintendent Cadre will be issued before 15-9-2014. All these promotions will take effect from 30th September,2014. All these promotions will be treated as in-situ till the Board notifies the effective date for all the new formations. As such, all the newly promoted officers will have to work on in-situ basis i.e. as it is where it is condition.

 

It is learnt that the effective date for all the new formations will be the first week of November,2014.

 

II.                Issuance of N.T. Notifications for new formations:

 

It is learnt that the file for notifying the new formations by way of NT Notifications is with  Member (P&V). Once the NT Notification is issued, local administration will issue Trade Notices notifying the new formations and new jurisdiction of the existing Commissionerates.

 

III.           Meeting of AIACEGEO, Hyderabad Zone with CC-Hyderabad, C-I and C-II:

 

We from AIACEGEO, Hyderabad Zone met CC, Hyderabad and Commisisoner-I  yesterday and submitted our letters giving our associations views and suggestions   in terms of resolutions passed in the EGBM for amending./replacing the IZT Policy,2013 and ICT Policy,2013  before implementation of CR.

 

CC and C-I have promised us that we will be called  for consultations after they go through our views and suggestions.

 

IV.           Repatriation of all the officers of Hyderabad Zone working in Vizag Zone:

 

At present there are around  140 Superintendents of Hyderabad Zone falling in four categories working in Vizag Zone.

 

Officers who are posted in 2012 on promotion, officers who are posted in 2013 on promotion, officers who are posted in 2014 on promotion  and officers who are posted in AGT,2014 on rotation.

 

CC has told us that she has not taken a call on it and that as far as possible she will go as per the provisions of the existing IZT Policy but promised to intimate us before a decision is taken. However, since the request of the officers working in Vizag Zone for premature repatriation to Hyderabad Zone is quite genuine and legitimate, though the Association in terms of EGBM has taken a stand that only tenure completed officers should be repatriated during CR, we have told the administration that if they want to repatriate these officers, such repatriation should be done subject to placement of their Zonal seniority on top. However, detailed discussions will be held with the Administration later on all matters including repatriation. 

 

However, C-1 is categorical that only tenure completed officers will be brought during CR implementation.

 

However, officers who have  completed  or completes two years tenure by the time of issuance of Transfer/Promotion Orders during October/November,2014 will be repatriated. We have suggested  the cut-off date for completion of two years tenure  as 30-11-2014. 

 

All the officers who are promoted or posted before amendment or replacement of the existing IZTP,2013 with IZTP,2014 will be governed by the provisions of the IZTP,2013. As such, all the reduced tenure completed officers will have to make options for reduced tenure and submit their representations to CC-Hyderabad through proper channel. The option also includes foregoing of TA/DA and Table posting for one year in Hyderabad Zone.

 

V.               Buildings and Infrastructure in Hyderabad Zone:

 

Commissioner-II is entrusted with searching and finalisation of buildings for Audit Commissionerate and Service Tax Commissionerate.

 

We met him yesterday and he has told us that advertisements inviting Tenders  for new buildings of Audit and Service Tax Commissionerates have already been issued and Tenders will be opened very shortly.

 

We requested him to ensure that the new buildings are well equipped with all facilities including sufficient parking space. We also requested him to ensure that new buildings are located  near to the HQRS Office at Basheerbagh. He has promised us that Tenders have been called for nearby building of Basheerbagh only and that due care will be taken in selecting the buildings.

 

Commissioner-II has said that the administration is prepared to spend upto Rs. 45 to Rs. 50/- per SFT for new buildings if CPWD accepts.

 

AIACEGEO, Hyderabad Zone has already requested the DG-HRD,  CC-Hyderabad and C-I to provide all the infrastructural facilities including office space to the Superintendents as per the Boards Infrastructure Manual, for which they have responded positively. 

 

A.Venkatesh,

Gen.Secretary,

AIACEGEO,Hyderabad Zone.

Attendance tracking website for all central government employees

The Narendra Modi government will soon launch an attendance tracking website for all central government employees, according to media reports. The website is expected to help boost transparency in the functioning of bureaucrats.

The website, which is still being developed, will be based on the Jharkhand government’s attendance tracking website. The Jharkhand government’s website gives real time information on the number of employees present at work, their average clock in and out times etc. The website also provides employee attendance information from each district.

Reports say that the Centre’s website too will have features of real time tracking of attendance.

The Narendra Modi government had earlier directed that Aadhar-based biometric attendance systems should be introduced for recording attendance. The website will use the information entered in the biometric devices and will act as a ‘centralised management information system’ (MIS) for attendance.

Each employee would be given a unique ID from the first or last 6 digits of their Aadhar numbers. This ID will help maintain the database for the website. According to reports, 16000 users across 113 organisations, mostly from the Planning Commission have registered on the website so far. In order to register, nodal officers from the respective department/organisation must log in the website and create master lists of locations, designations and divisions in their offices. Following this, employees can register individually through the unique ID given to them

source : dnaindia.com

Issue of Medicines, reimbursement under CGHS – Instructions issued by Department of Health and Family Welfare

No. 2-2/2014/CGI-IS. HQ/PPT/CGHS(P)

Government of India

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi

Dated: the 25th August , 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub- Issue of medicines / reimbursement of expenditure on investigations / treatment procedures / implants and other medical devices under CGHS- regarding

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that this Ministry has examined the matter in detail and with a View to streamlines the procedures regarding issue of medicines, reimbursement of expenditure on investigations, treatment procedures, implants and medical devices and with a View to plug the loopholes in the system, it has now been decided that:

a) CGHS shall supply / indent only those medicines, which are included in the CGHS formulary, except for para (b) below. However, for medicines prescribed outside formulary,medicines with identical formulations and /or similar therapeutic effect may be supplied from CGHS formulary against such medicines. CGHS formulary containing 1447 generic and 622 branded medicines is available on CGHS Website at http://msotransparentnic.in/cghsnew/index.asp

b) Anti Cancer and other similar medicines are however supplied on a case to case basis. Only the medicines approved by DCGI for use in India shall be supplied. In case an Indian version is available, which is cheaper than the imported medicine, only the Indian medicine shall be supplied even if, an imported medicine has been prescribed.

c) Medicines shall be supplied for a maximum period of one month.

d)In case of CGHS beneficiaries going abroad, issue of medicines shall be restricted for a maximum period of three months.

e) CGHS shall hereinafter allow only the listed investigations / treatment procedures for which there are prescribed CGHS rates, to be under taken in CGHS empanelled diagnostic centres and hospitals.

f) Similarly, only listed implants / medical devices with a CGHS prescribed ceiling rate shall be permitted for treatment / reimbursement under CGHS.

g) In those cases where any unlisted investigation / treatment procedure is undertaken thereimbursement shall be limited to the rate of nearest similar investigation / treatment procedure under CGHS. Addl. Director of the city /zone shall take a decision based on justification in such cases, in consultation with experts in the field, if necessary.

h) In those cases where any unlisted implant / device is installed reimbursement shall be limited to the CGHS rate of nearest similar implant / device. Addl. Director of the city / zone shall take a decision based on justification in such cases in consultation with experts in the field, if necessary.

i) Registration of Mobile number with CGHS has been made compulsory as a guard against misuse of CGHS Card.

j) In order to provide a mechanism to update the investigations / treatment procedures /implants , etc., as an ongoing process , a Technical Committee is being constituted to consider inclusion / exclusion of investigations /treatment procedures / implants , etc., under CGHS.

sd/-

(RAVI KANT

Under Secretary to Government of India

DoPT issues fresh instructions reminding all CG employees to submit Lokpal declarations on or before 15th September,2014

 

F.No.11013/3/2014-Estt.(A)
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment Division

North Block, New Delhi
Dated August 25 , 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Circular of even no. dated 23.07.2014 the subject mentioned above requesting all Ministries! Departments to bring the provisions of 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, to the notice of all concerned for compliance. it is again requested that necessary directions may be issued in this regard urgently so that the declarations/information/returns from every public servant are received on or before the 15th day of September 2014 as stipulated in the said Rules. It is reiterated that the definition of public servant covers all Group A, B and C employees,

2. In this regard it is also clarified that the public servants who either failed or were not required to file the annual declarations as per the applicable rules [eg. Group C’ Government servants covered under CCS(Conduct) rules, 1964] are also required to file the stipulated declaration/ information/return within time,

3. Hindi version will follow. ,

Sd/-
(J. A. Vaidyanathan)
Director (E)

source : DOPT

Economical Use of Paper in Central Government Offices – Instructions issued by Finance Ministry with the concerns of reducing expenditure and to save environment

No.25(6)/E.Coord-2014

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi,

22nd August. 2014

Office Memorandum

Subject :- Economy in use of paper.

Ministry of Finance has been issuing instructions from time to time on expendituremanagement, fiscal discipline and on the need for economy and rationalization of Government expenditure. Government is one of the major consumers of paper. Injudicious use of paper not only leads to infructuous expenditure but also impacts the environment as trees are the major source of paper pulp production. Instructions on judicious use of paper have been issued by this Department in the past and similar instructions are also contained in the Manual of Office Procedure (MOP) published by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. With a view to further stress the importance of economy In use of paper in Government offices, following instructions are issued for strict compliance by all concerned : -

(i) Notes should be typed/written on both sides of the paper/note sheet

(ii) Typing should be done in single space;

(iii) Policy instructions/guidelines issued through Orders, OMs, etc. may be uploaded on theofficial website of the Ministry/Department/Organization. Number of hard copies of such communications may be limited to the required minimum:

(iv) Office copies should not be typed again where the draft itself is legible and does not contain many corrections.

(v) Forms, proformas, returns etc., if any, stipulated by Ministries/ Departments/Organizations in connection the organizational mandate may be reviewed in relation to their size and format and should be recast and simplified/shortened in keeping with the recent directives from Cabinet Secretariat. Manual submission of forms, returns, etc,, wherever stipulated, either under statutory obligations or otherwise, should be discouraged, Switching over (oc-forms, online submission of forms/returns, etc., may be encouraged.

2. All the Ministries/Departments, attached, subordinate offices and autonomous or statutory bodies funded by GOI may comply with the above directives. Suitable instructions on above lines may be issued by line Ministries/Departments of GOl in r/o organizations/entities or field establishments under their administrative control,

3. This has the approval of Secretary(Expenditure).

sd/-

(Sudha Krishnan)

Joint Secretary to the Government of India

 

 

GST Bill all in the winter session of Parliament?

The Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on GST wants the annual business turnover floor reduced from Rs. 25 lakh to Rs. 10 lkh. This would make tax  compliance easier as the threshold in most States for the VAT is also Rs. 10 lakh turnover. 

At a meeting here on Wednesday, the Committee demanded that the Centre include the provision for GST compensation to States in the Constitutional Amendment Bill itself for the introduction of the new tax.  "We are hopeful as the Union Finance Minister said it will come in winter session," Committee Chairman Abdul Rahim Rather told reporters after the meeting. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the government will try to bring in the GST Bill in the winter session of Parliament. The GST rollout is delayed as States have some issues with the Centre proposed draft for this Bill. 

     The Empowered Committee demanded legal powers to States to collect the Central GST from those businesses that have annual turnover of up to Rs. 1.5 crore. With consensus remaining elusive on a number of issues, the Centre has indicated it could take the lead and  introduce a Central GST and States could later follow with a State GST. Originally, the plan was to have a single common GST across the country to spare traders rom the hassles of complying with two separate tax administrations.