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FAQs on How to Mark your Attendance (BAS)

 
How to mark Attendance using the common biometric attendance system on wall mounted terminals
 
To get your Attendance ID, register online at attendance.gov.in. The Attendance ID will be generated from you Aadhaar number, the 6 digit number will be generated based on the last 6 or first 6 digits of your Aadhaar number. The attendance ID will only be active to mark attendance only when your Aadhaar information is verified by UIDAI and activated by you Nodal officer.
 
Attendance ID has been sent by SMS to your registered Mobile Number.

Enter your 6-digit Attendance ID on Screen
 
A Red light will start to glow on Finger Print Scanner
 
Now put any one of your fingers on the Finger Print Scanner
 
DO NOT move your finger on scanner otherwise finger prints will not be properly scanned
 
DO NOT Press very hard on Finger Print Scanner
 
Once the screen shows “Authenticating, Please Wait”. Remove your finger from the scanner
 
A pop-up screen will show your Photo and Attendance Type as “Opening” for the first time you mark the attendance for that day
 
If Attendance Type is “Closing” then it will be counted as OUT Time. However, OUT time would be the LAST “Closing” time marked by you. Any “Closing” time in-between “Opening” time and Last “Closing” time would be ignored
 
If, you see a CROSS instead of your photo, then some ERROR has occurred while marking attendance.
 
You will be able to mark your attendance in any bio-metric terminal installed in various Central Government buildings
 
You can also mark your attendance in any of finger print devices, which have been connected on Windows 7 or Windows OS. Presently client attendance software is not available for MAC OS
 
If you are having difficulty in marking attendance-using fingerprints scanning devices, please try marking your attendance through Iris Device, which may be available with NIC In-charge in your organization

Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems for central government employees by the end of this month

 

Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems for central government employees will be fully operational by the end of this month.“The biometric attendance system for central employees will be fully functional by the end of this month,” Information Technology Secretary Ram Sevak Sharma told PTI. According to Sharma, the attendance of the employees can be tracked through a website, attendence.gov.in, which would be fully operational by the month-end.

The attendance web portal will use the information entered in the biometric devices and will act as a centralised management information system (MIS) for attendance.Under the new attendance system, the employees would be able to mark their attendance using biometric reading devices in various government offices.It will facilitate employees mark their attendance at other central offices also which would help the government to track their movements.

According to the information available on the attendance web portal, as many as 163 central government organisations have registered themselves for the same.At present, as many as 1,816 biometric attendance devices are operational in various central government offices. There are around 43,000 registered users (employees), out of which 18,262 are Aadhaar verified.

source : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/

Board issues instructions on functioning of Audit Commissionerates

Board has issued instructions on functioning of Audit Commissionerates.  Main features of the Audit Commissionerates are as follows:

1. In non-metros with multiple Executive Commissionerates located in different geographical regions, Audit Commissionerate HQRS will be situated in         the city where the Zonal office is situated. However, Circles on the lines of Divisions will be situated in the city where Executive                                  Commissionerates are      located. 

2. Audit Commissionerates will be divided into Circles on the lines of Divisions and each Division will be divided into may be Five Audit Groups on the     lines of Five Ranges in each CE Division. Each Circle will be headed by AC/DC.

3. Audit Commisisonerate will have four  Sections. 

     1. Planning and Coordination Section

     2. Administration, Personnel and Vigilance

     3. Technical Section

     4. Risk Management.

4.   HQRS of each  Audit Commissionerates will have two or thee Addl/Joint Commissioners who would be supported by four ACs/DCs.

5.   Audit Commissionerate shall issue the show cause notice, wherever necessary, after  the audit objections are confirmed in the MCMs. The SCN        shall be answerable to and adjudicated by the Executive Commissioner or the subordinate officers of the Executive Commissionerate as per the          adjudication limits prescribed by the Board. Audit function will end with the issuance of show cause notice and further action including adjudication      and follow-up shall be the responsibility of Executive Commissioner. 

6.  Litigation after adjudications, pre and post audit of Rebates/Refunds and AG Audit Correspondence will be attended by Executive                                   Commissionerates. 

   Click below for Board's instructions on functioning of audit commissionerates

http://cbec.gov.in/deptt_offcr/cadre-restruct/cadre-restructg-idx.htm

Letter submitted to CC-Hyderabad and Comm-I,II,III and IV of Hyd Zone on certain issues of reorganisation of Hyderabad Zone in CR

We have submitted a letter to CC-Hyd with copies to all Executive Commissioners of Hyderabad Zone on certain issues of reorganisation of formations in Hyderabad Zone in CR. Since CC was not available we could not meet her. However, met C-IV and requested him to continue all the present Sectors post reorganisation also.

We have made it clear that the Administration may reconsider and review the decision to create a new mofussil Division i.e. Kareemnagar Division in Hyd-III Comm'te. We have also requested that the new Sadashivapet Division should be located in Hyderabad city only. We have also brought to the notice of the Administration to shift the present Sirpurkagaznagar Range from the Sirpur Paper Mills place to Mancherial town for all practical purposes. 

Copy of the letter is published below.

Trade Notices on Reorganisation of formations in Hyderabad Zone likely to be issued this week.

It is learnt that Trade Notices on Reorganisation of formations in Hyderabad Zone consequent to implementation of CR are likely to be issued this week. 

In Hyderabad Zone present Divisions from Hyderabad "A" to Hyderabad "N" are being replaced with names of area wise Divisions as detailed below Commissionerate wise.

I. Hyderabad-I Commissionerate:

 There will be Six Divisions as detailed below.

  1. Patancheru Division

  2. Pashamylaram Division

  3. Jinnaram Division

4.    Sadashivapet Division

5.   Ramchandrapuram Division

6.   Nizamabad Division.

II. Hyderabad-II Commissionerate:

     There will be Five Divisions  without any Service Tax with ICD in Thimmapur Division as detailed below.

  1. Secunderabad Division

  2. Hyderabad Division

  3. Shamshabad Division

  4. Thimmapur Division

 5.  Kothur Division

III.  Hyderabad-III Commissionerate:

     Six divisions are proposed three City based (Two CE and one ST) and  three  Mofussil Divisions  (New Division in Karimnagar Dist.) as detailed below.

      1. Uppal C.E.Division

     2.  Cherlapally C.E.Division.

    3.   Service Tax Division (Ranga Reddy Dist.)

    4.   Nalgonda CE and ST Division

    5.  Warangal CE and ST Division

    6.  Kareemnagar CE and ST Division

IV. Hyderabad-IV Commissionerate:

    Six Divisions are proposed – Four Central Excise and Two Service Tax as detailed below. 

    1.  Medchal Division

    2. Kukatpally Division

    3. Balanagar Division

    4. Jeedimetla Division

   5.   Service Tax Division-I

   6.   Service Tax Division-II

     

Update by SG on promotions to AC Cadre

PROPOSALS TO CONDUCT DPC FOR THE REGULAR POSTS FOR 2013-14 FOR THE 421  POSTS OF AC IS PENDING WITH UPSC. DPC FOR REGULARIZATION OF  PENDING ADHOC PROMOTIONS MAY BE HELD ON 29.09.14 BY UPSC.  

DPC  FOR 2118 TEMPORARY POSTS MAY BE HELD AT BOARD OFFICE WITHOUT REFERRING TO UPSC AS PER THE DEMAND OF AIACEGEO .AIACEGEO HAS DEMANDED TO CONDUCT DPC BY BOARD ON SUCH TEMPORARY POSTS AS THESE POSTS HAVE BEEN CREATED FOR THE FIRST TIME AND AS ADHOC PROMOTIONS ONLY TO BE GRANTED, IN THAT CASE UPSC CONSULTATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

UNFORTUNATELY SOME DIRECT RECRUIT APPRAISERS HAVE APPROACHED CAT , MUMBAI FOR REVISION OF SENIORITY AND TO STAY THE DPC OF 29.09.14. CAT THOUGH PRONOUNCED THE ORDER FOR STAY  HOWEVER  ORDER IS YET TO BE ISSUED.

IF DPC FOR 29.09.14 CAN NOT BE HELD, THEN AUTOMATICALLY REST OTHER DPCs  MAY BE KEPT IN ABEYANCE.  UPSC HAS ALREADY MADE A PRE CONDITION THAT UNLESS PENDING ADHOC PROMOTIONS ARE REGULARISED, NO FURTHER ADHOC PROMOTIONS ARE BEING GRANTED BY THEM AND UNLESS ADHOC PROMOTIONS FOR 421 ARE BEING GRANTED , THE PROMOTIONS FOR 2118 POSTS WILL ALSO NOT TO BE GRANTED BY BOARD.

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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