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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Promotion of HSG-II Officials to HSG-I Cadre and posting thereof

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New Permanent Pictorial Cancellations

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No plan to stop subsidised LPG to rich: Government

The government is not considering any proposal to stop supply of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) to the rich, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today. 

Public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) have given an option to existing LPGconsumers to surrender their subsidy and switch to buying cooking gas at market price, Pradhan said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha

"Presently, there is no such proposal under consideration of the Government," he said, when asked if the government proposed to stop the supply of subsidised LPG to the well off people. 

"However, OMCs have given an option to existing LPG consumers to covert his/her existing domestic LPG connection into a non-subsidised domestic connection, if he/she so desires. This can be done by submitting a written request to the distributor or electronically via," he said. 

On Monday, Pradhan had told Lok Sabha that only 12,471 out of about 15 crore LPG consumers have so far voluntarily given up their subsidies. 

The ministry has urged ministers, MPs, MLAs, senior government officials and executives of public sector companies to give up their subsidies. 

Consumers are currently entitled to 12 14.2-kg cylinders or 34 5-kg bottles in a year at subsidised rates. Any requirement above that has to be procured at market price. 

A subsidised 14.2-kg cylinder is currently available at Rs 417 per bottle in Delhi. The subsidised cooking gas is also available in 5-kg packs, costing Rs 155 per such cylinder in Delhi. 

Any requirement beyond the subsidised quota is to be met through purchase of cooking gas at market price - Rs 752 per 14.2-kg cylinder and Rs 351 per 5-kg bottle.

Source:-The Economic Times

Directorate called for reports on Vacancy Position in PS Group-B Cadre from Circles.

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Transfer and Posting in ASP Cadre

The following transfer and posting in ASP cadre has been issued vide C.O. Memo No. ST/24-15(2)/2013 dated 17/12/2014.

1.   Shri Debi Prasad Nayak, ASP(HQ), Bhubaneswar Division is transferred and posted as ASP(Philately), Circle Office, Bhubaneswar.

2.   Shri Bharat Ku. Patra, Offtg. ASP(Staff), Circle Office, Bhubaneswar is transferred and posted as Offtg ASP(HQ), Bhubaneswar Division, Bhubaneswar.

Temporary redeployment of IP/ASP Posts in the Circle

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Retiring babus to have achievements showcased by Department of Personnel and Training

The usual garlanding and samosa- chai parties aside, retiring central government employees can now mark their going out of service with a dossier of their achievements and initiatives which would be showcased online to inspire their peers. 

In a unique initiative, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has mooted a proposal for creating a "platform to showcase the significant achievements" of civil servants which they can look back on at the time of retirement with "satisfaction and a sense of fulfilment". 

Under the voluntary scheme, employees who are retiring in the next six months will be provided with an online facility to submit a list of their outstanding achievements

The said employees will be asked to give details as to commendable work done by them, their achievements and new ideas given by them which contributed to the efficiency, economy and effectiveness of government functioning. 

The commendable work defined by DoPT includes innovation leading to improved work culture and creation of manuals and publications related to work. 

The write-ups thus submitted will be displayed on the DoPT website to serve as a "motivator for serving employees". 

The government has, however, clarified that comments which are religious or political in nature or against national interest will not be permitted. 

"The exercise would be completed at least one month before retirement and the result uploaded on the departmental website. While an online system will be designed for this purpose, it would be possible for employees to submit hard copies instead of going online," states the circular in this regard. 

The retiring employees have also been asked to remember to mention where relevant the contribution of the entire team along with the names of their team members.

Source:-The Economic Times

CS writes to CPMG on early submission of wanting ACR/APAR and reports on ACR/APAR discrepancy pointed out by Directorate.

No. AIAIPASP/Corr-1/38/2014
          Shri Tilak De, IPoS
Chief Postmaster General
          Odisha Circle

Sub:- DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2014-15 – Submission of wanting ACR/APAR and reports on ACR/APAR discrepancy pointed out by Directorate.

Respected Sir,
          It is learnt that Odisha Circle is yet to submit the wanting ACR/APAR and reports on ACR/APAR discrepancy pointed out by Directorate. This is causing inordinate delay in holding of DPC by Directorate for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2014-15. The delay in submission of documents and holding of DPC will deprive the officers from getting annual increment on 01/07/2015 in PS Group-B scale if they fail to join before 31st of December, 2014 and will also affect the consequential benefit of getting GP of Rs.5400/- after four years of qualifying Service.
          This Association is consistently urging to put a system in place for monitoring on adherence of Time-schedule for preparation / completion /disclosure of APARs. In this connection Four monthly meeting agenda No.1-10/2013 regarding non-completion of APARs for the year-2011-12 in respect of all IPs/ASPs of Berhampur Region, Sambalpur Region and IPs/ASPs for whom the DPS (BD/Technology) was the reviewing authority may kindly be referred to. Copy of minutes of last four monthly meeting is attached.
 I, on behalf of this Association, request for taking urgent action to avoid any further delay in submission of wanting ACR/APAR and reports on ACR/APAR discrepancy pointed out by Directorate.

          With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Pitabasa Jena)
Circle Secretary

Government to celebrate Good Governance Day on Christmas

Children may have been spared the need to compulsorily attend school onChristmas day, but bureaucrats may not be as lucky. The government is readying a plan to celebrate December 25 as 'Good Governance Day', possibly spoiling the holiday plans of many who had been looking forward to a five-day weekend. 

Minister of state for personnel and in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Jitendra Singh, told ET on Monday that a plan is being finalised for activities for bureaucrats on December 25. "We are in the process of finalising a plan for government officials for that day," Singh said, effectively indicating that officials, especially senior ones, could end up having to attend office on what is a gazetted holiday. 

Narendra Modi government to celebrate Good Governance Day on ChristmasGovernment sources also separately confirmed that the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), under the ministry of personnel, was framing a plan for various activities to be carried out by bureaucrats on December 25. The plan is being worked out in consultation with the cabinet secretariat and PMO, these sources added. 

This follows the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has a reputation of being a workaholic, to link December 25 with good governance in honour of BJP stalwart and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose birthday falls on the day. Modi made the announcement on December 2, and said on December 25, all BJP MPs and government officials will mark the day as symbolic of good governance. 

Governance Day did not mean that officials would be asked to work as he sought to draw parallels with Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, on which day the government kicked off the Swachh Bharat campaign. 

"Coming to office for such activity does not mean doing official work...These are two different things. It is not like they will be working," Singh said. Various activities, including taking a cleanliness pledge and other activities were carried out by officials on October 2, leading senior bureaucrats to wonder if December 25 will be even busier because good governance is all about the bureaucracy. 

While the Modi-led government and BJP gear up to celebrate the birthday of one of its tallest leaders, among bureaucrats, already feeling overworked since this government took charge, the mood is not as exuberant. For one, it has upset the vacation plans of many. With Wednesday, December 24, a restricted holiday because of Christmas Eve and December 25 a gazetted holiday, many were hoping to enjoy an extended weekend and had taken or considered taking casual leave on Friday, December 26. One senior bureaucrat told ET that he had applied for a restricted holiday on December 24 and casual leave on December 26, effectively making for a five-day weekend which he planned to spend with his family in Goa. "But now, if one has to come to office on Christmas day, even for half-a-day, the vacation plans are ruined," the officer said. 

This will be the second long weekend that could end up being spoilt for bureaucrats due to Modi government's enthusiasm to link them with special campaigns. On October 2, always a holiday to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, many of them had to show up at work because of the Swachh Bharat celebrations and lost out on the opportunity to have a five-day extended weekend. The day after Gandhi Jayanti was a holiday on account of Dussehra, followed by the weekend and October 6, which was a holiday for Id-ul-Zuha. 

On that occasion too, the government did not issue any circular cancelling the holiday on October 2 and the same is expected for December 25 too.

Source:-The Economic Times