Time-Limit for Disciplinary Action Against Govt. Servants

The Government had appointed a three member Committee of Experts to examine and suggest measures to expedite the process involved in Disciplinary/Vigilance Proceedings. In its Report, the Committee has recommended that a time limit of two months may be prescribed for completion of minor penalty disciplinary inquiries and 12 months for major penalty disciplinary inquiries. The report of the Committee is under examination. As part of preventive measures for checking corruption, it is imperative that Disciplinary Proceedings are completed in time, and delinquent officers are punished.

The matter related to amendment to the Article 311 of the constitution to remove the protection shield of Government servants is being examined by a Group of Ministers.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today


Clarification regarding reimbursement of LTC-80 fare

F.No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure 
E-IV Branch 

New Delhi, dated the 4th March, 2011


Subject:       Clarification regarding reimbursement of LTC-80 fare.

      The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 7(1)/E.Coord/2008 dated 4.12.2008 regarding restriction of the Air Travel on the LTC to Air India’s LTC-80 fares with effect from 1st December,2008.

2.      References are being received in this Department seeking clarification for admissibility of LTC claims of Government officials in cases where the air fare paid for travel by Air India happens to be less than LTC-80 class of Air India. It is clarified that reimbursement of air fare lower than LTC-80 air fare of Air India will also be admissible for journeys performed by Air India under LTC as the intention is to ensure that the LTC claim should not in any case , exceed LTC-80 fare of Air India.

3.      It is further clarified that instructions issued by this Department on air travel from time to time continue to remain in force.

(A. Bhattacharya) 
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


Overstay while on deputation-DOPT

No. 6/8/2009-Estt (Pay-II) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

Dated 1stMarch, 2011


Subject:    Overstay while on deputation.

Undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments OM of even number dated the 17th June, 2010 and to say that as per existing intructions no extension in deputation beyond the fifth year is allowed. Further, as per the OM No.14017/30/2006-Estt (RR) dated the 29th November, 2006, the deputationist officer is deemed to have been relieved on the date of expiry of the deputation period unless the competent authority has with requisite approvals, extended the period of deputation, in writing, prior to the date of its expiry. It is observed that despite these clear instructions, proposals for regularization of overstay of officers on deputation beyond the five year period continue to be received in the Department. It is reiterated that it will be the responsibility of the immediate superior officer to ensure that the deputationist does not overstay. In the event of the officer overstaying for any reason whatsoever, he/she is liable to disciplinary action and other adverse Civil/Service consequences which would include the period of unauthorised overstay not being counted for service for the purpose of pension and that any increment due during the period of unauthorized overstay being deferred with cumulative effect, till the date on which the officer rejoins his parent cadre.

2. All Ministries/Departments may please note that henceforth no ex-post facto approval for regularization of overstay on deputation would be allowed.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

PSU employees’ salary up 100%: Survey

A PSU employee on an average received an annual salary of Rs. 6.09 lakh in 2009-10, with total emoluments increasing more than 100 per cent in the last four years.

According to a Public Enterprises Survey of the government, thanks to the pay hike which was effected in 2008-09 following the implementation of the Wage Commission Committee.

Despite the salary increase, PSUs have managed to increase their net profit by 10.40 per cent to a combined Rs. 92,593 crore in 2009-10.

Of the 249 Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPUs), as many as 217 make profit.

However, in 2009-10, salaries and wages in all PSUs went up by 9.41 per cent to Rs. 90,863 crore in 2009-10 for the period under review.

The CPSUs have also trimmed their workforce by 43,000 during the period covered in the survey.

The number of people employed in the state-owned companies came down to 14.91 lakh (excluding casual workers) in 2009-10 from 15.34 lakh in the previous year, it said.

About 3.54 lakh people have opted for voluntary retirement scheme till March 2010, since it was introduced in 1988.

Of the total workforce in 249 Central PSUs, about one fourth of the manpower was in managerial and supervisory cadres.

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