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.
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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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.